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Gee, thanks for your input Leon.Now, how about you and that fat cow Okra giving up the private jets and limos?How about only having one home or, if your going to own more than one, how about shutting down the power to the ones your not actually living in?Michael Oppenheimer? I couldn't have picked a better quack, and his last name is fantastic, Oppenheimer!I wonder how much money Mr. Oppenheimer was paid by the UN for his contributions to the Kyoto Protocol, which the USA didn't sign and other countries that did are wishing they hadn't.Just make movies Leon. Celebrity activism is giving the WORLD a big headache.
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Poor guy, he's out of his league. I hate it when an actor withoutout a college education or a journalist with a degree in journalism opine about things they have no background to understand. Next Opra and DiCaprio can give me advice on an up coming surgery I may need, I heard they staid at a Holiday Inn Express.
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Any pro "global warming" doomsayers do any research of thier own?Google "Solar Magnetic Cycle" you'll find out the CO2 theory of global warming is a bunch of hogwash.And I love the comment that someone brought up earlier about "3000 leading scientist" signing off on GW. How many of those 3000 were climatologist? Do a little research and you'll find out what a silly statement that is.Kyoto has very little to do about GW, and EVERYTHING to do about economics. Kyoto is a means, to level the playing field by social govenments against the US. The US economy has too great of an advantage against the rest of the world - that's also the sole purpose of the EU.Kyoto aims to cripple the US economy, and uses junk science as it's catalyst.
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By the way Joe - I do have solutions - but since you have no intellectual curiosity it never occurred to you to ask.
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Dicaprio and other star studded 'experts', are guilty of taking a very complicated issue (Global Warming)and using it for their own selfish political purposes. I wonder how Mr.Dicaprio will explain the fact that the ground gives off more CO2 gasses, offseting all of Britains reductions in CO2 emmissions in a year,........by 300%Stick to making movies.
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So global warming caused the tsunamis. How about that. Hey Mr. movie star, stick to movies. Global Warming, if it does exist, has nothing to do with earthquakes-hey Einstein-you did know the tsunamis were caused by earthquakes, right? The Earth has been warming since the last ice age but mankind has not affected that natural cycle. Check with hurricane experts and they will tell you this current active hurricane cycle is only part of a cycle, a natural cycle-the 1960's were just as active-check out Camile if you want super storms. You are part of a movement which hates capitalism and the free market and America. One volcanic eruption in Anartica not long ago put out thousands of times more greenhouse gasses than mankind ever has.
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Global Warming and many "the sky is falling!" conspiracies makes me laugh. Do I believe in conservation? Yeah, if it means cutting the costs down, right? Bottomline: Hollyweird and their ilk do not speak for me! Are these the same idiots who push STOP SMOKING in the world but want to legalize marijuana and this is a priority over the problems we have with alcohol??? The last I heard that a cigarette caused many deaths on our highways (sarcasm)...Are these the same people who say, "never spank your child, but have an abortion?" "Save the whales!!!...kill the kids???" These are the same people who say if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and swims like a duck, you can't call it a duck because that is profiling???My point: CAPRIO, SHUT UP AND ACT!
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The hype about global warming is junk science. My first complaint about it is that there is no definition for the phenomenon. That means that anyone who wants to say that it is happening is free to define it in his own way and then assert that it is happening. My second concern is that when I hear meteorologists talk about global temperatures, they say that they are not even sure if they are measuring temperatures in the right places to know if the global temperature is increasing. The globe is very large, and weather is the product of temperature variations in land, water and air. Measuring in the right place at the right frequency is the first challenge, and trending it correctly is the second one.I also wonder if we have been measuring temperatures anywhere for a long enough period to conclude whether the globe is warming or cooling. Wouldn't we need at least a thousand years of real measurements? Furthermore, with regard to the cause of global warming, the earth has been warmer and colder many times already. There were no cars or power plants around that last time that the earth was in a hot period. I think a lot of people with warm fuzzyies about the earth have jumped to politically charged conclusions fed by a basic desire to make humans into the root of evil. We drive cars, use electricity, wear fur coats and eat meat. It sounds as if you are very altruistic and self-effacing to blame humanity for what you perceive to be global problems. Rather than serving some useful purpose, the yammering on the subject of global warming is at the very least drowning out the voice of real science.
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Ok 'thevisionary' (this name is a joke... right? Please tell me you aren't serious.) I just had to respond to this one point by point. Just refer back to your points and match 'em up.1) Agree'd. We just happen to be more fortunate in many other respects. But this proves nothing.2) True... but so far no one is accusing you of objective thinking.3) This statement is based on what? By previous statements it is obvious that you know little about 'real Christians'. The certainly would if that political party stands for the morals they believe in. And for the last part... that is pure hogwash. If it were true then Christianity would have disappeared at the fall of the Roman or even the Byzantine empires. Darn... you mean we are extinct and didn't know it? Then what is the fuss about? LOL4) LOL... Evangelicals by definition CAN'T destroy the teachings of Jesus since by definition that is what they are evangelizing. Did you really think this through before you typed it? Politics is just another means of getting the word out my friend. Seems your real beef is that you can't shut them up. Weren't you talking about free speech before? How funny.5) Wow... this post board has influence world opinion that much??? Funny I didn't notice it sooner. LOL From what I have read the only 'hate' was for uninformed, 'echo chamber' comments.6a) This data is based on what? And it also seems you are extrapolating a bit which is definitely not scientific of you.6b) Yes you outlined... but that was simply your opinion. I think you will find that many disagree with your conclusions.6c) Assuming this is true (and I have heard the government condemn it) then the US Goverment is about in line with most of the other world governments... in practice. As for whether it is effective or not, who knows. I haven't been present for torture, nor had the chance to verify information gleaned from torture. Have you?6d) Show us your data. Anyway assume for a second that this was true to a degree... they also have a more socialist (but not to be confused with communist) government help system that is riddled with flaws and actually makes somethings harder. They also pay MUCH higher taxes. Also your idea of poverty is based on what? What is the average income compared to average US income?6e) The key word is 'realatively'.... relative to what? My grandfather was a 'blue collar' worker but still had all his bills paid, owned a house (not fancy, but his) and even had sattelite TV. The poverty rate is more to blame on the liberals dumbing down the education system by lowering expectations and the constant push to have people more reliant on the government to get their needs than being self-reliant and hard working. Somebody sold the idea that the government owes you so stop working for it. As for how good it is in Scandanavia... yet you still choose to live where? Guess it isn't so bad after all eh? I am sure they would let you immigrate if you wanted to leave.6f) This one is just laughable... I know MANY Republicans. By your statement then about 2 out of 3 Republicans that I know believe this. Funny... I haven't been able to find one. The only people I have heard claiming that people think this is the liberals. Again... show me your data to support this statement.6g) This is pure malarky. The US has HEAVY regulations on pollution from industry as well as from vehicles. In my own state we continually have to have emissions test done on our vehicles before we can renew registration and it is the same in many other states. This seems to be based on the fact that we turned down the Kyoto Protocol... so what? You obviously haven't read it... or read between the lines. But this has all been stated already so either you didn't bother reading the earlier post or you are willfully ignorant.6h) Where is your logic coming from? Condoms have a failure rate... Abstinence does not. Gee since with HIV your are betting your life which gives you the better odds? And teaching this is bad? How will more abstinent people (till marraige, and then monogamous) be more likely to get HIV? This is another one you didn't think through was it? More people will die of HIV because people like you muddy the waters rather than try and teach them the thing that will give them the best chance at survival. But then if you believe in evolution... people that would risk dying to get laid are just culling the idiocy out of the species. Way to go, Darwin.6i) Excuse us for believing in life... I guess this is another 'keep your mouth shut' deal? Being passive about your values is a way to watch them get trampled on. Same as your liberties.6j) I am assuming this a 'gun control' statement? If guns kill people... then I ought to sue Ticonderoga because my good ole #2 pencil mispelled words. People kill people, not guns. When it wasn't guns, it was swords, and knives, bare hands, and even rocks. Murder is timeless... but the weapon isn't to blame.6k) Crusade: A vigorous concerted movement for a cause or against an abuse. See Synonyms at campaign. -Dictionary.com -- see... it doesn't have just a religious meaning although the liberals would like to treat it like it does. Poor choice of words maybe, but still honestly meant.6l) Ok... third times a charm... Sources for your data? Poorly documented sources aside, I think our ideas of why the Educational system is bad (no disagreement on that point) are quite different. See my previous statement about liberals and dumbing down the standards. Yet they scream when a Governor wants stricter testing to catch the problem early so it can be addressed. As for political corruption... you have got to be kidding me right? Do a little research on the problems found in other governments first. The same for elections. You need to learn how to use google... and PLEASE list your references when you give statistics or quote opinions or we will start thinking you just made it up.6m) references references references... as for that being proven... bull. Show me where it was proven and not just speculated? There was an article in Discover Magazine about this very subject just a couple of months ago. I suggest you read it. The rejection of GM is mainly due to misinformation and paranoia not data. Once again you can blame the greenies for this.Here you have abandoned the numbering so I shall too... Actually... despite being an evangelical Christian, I happen to love science, have encouraged the study of science with my kids, and often discuss science with my family. Your lack of logic in your arguments and poor use of refernces shows you have a very weak background in science. Allergic to garlic, are you?Your logic on organized religion doesn't hold up at all. Using the same logic I could say that secularism is bad because it promotes the idea of self. Leading to rampant pursuit of self-interest to the detriment of others... is that true? Rethink your argument.LOL... most religions recognize this? What are you basing thing statement on? And I am confused on what 'newly unearthed gospel' you are referring to.As for hate... I have heard more hate spewed at Christians than I have heard 'spewed' at just about anyone else on earth... leaves you to wonder who is really doing the hating these days. (quote-- "fundamentalist (Christians) are the biggest threat to humanity"... if that isn't hate then what is?) LOL... now you are flailing and becoming more irrational in your statements..."If a fundamentalist commits perjury or treason - then all of a sudden it is a 'technicality'." --- Well that depends on what the definition of 'is' is. LOLMarxist criminalizing corruption? Where do you get this stuff? LOL Better yet... who are you referring to? REFRENCES, man!!! LOLOLLastly, accusing those that don't agree with you as being an ideologue and a person that doesn't read books (read Tolkein personally for the first time when I was 4), incapable of thinking deeply, unimaginative, backwards (see my previous comments on science and your lack of), and unobjective, is the worst sort of arrogant, and bigoted tripe I have ever heard and totally undermines any point you tried to make. Combine that with the worst sort of 'echo chamber' spewing of innuendo and garbage data without one reference to back up your statements throws you into the very catagory you try to consign me and those like me to.I am a Christian, I am proud of being a Christian, I don't hate anyone (not even mulims of whom I have a few as friends), I read constantly all varieties of reading material, I discuss what I read, I don't always agree with what I read, I create art, I innovate ideas of all sort (none earth shattering, but then I haven't seen your Nobel Prize either), and I came by my beliefs and values through carful consideration not just because someone told me to.I don't necessarily believe you are homosexual (nothing you have said referenced that one way or another), you seem to have a facination with marxism (since you bring it up more than anyone I have heard in the last 20 years) but I don't believe you necessarily are one since I don't know you, I have no idea what your illnesses are other than an overwhelming bitterness towards those that believe in God, I truely hope you are well and have lots of friends and family around you. And God is not American... he is God. LOLI will pray that you start thinking.
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When will these Hollywood idiots (and Oprah) learn that we don't care what they have to say. Why would I in my right mind listen to a high school educated "expert" tell me something in black and white terms that I know to be a very complicated issue. Please Hollywood, just shut up and entertain me with your acting and singing talents.
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DiCaprio is a kid....wet behind the ears who clearly has absolutely no grasp on the real science behind his fallacious claims. He is just being a liberal actor because that is what is expected of him....please don't ask him or Oprah(for that matter) to actually think ......it is asking too much!!!
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97% of the green house gasses is water vapor of the remaining 3% or so about 2% is carbon dioxide. carbon dioxide is used by plants to grow and put more oxygen into the air. So from the numbers we need to reduce water vapor to prevent global warming. Oh global tempetures have risen .5 deg C in the last 55 years. And the increase in temp is directly correlated to sunspot activity. Let's hope the the enviro folk really look at what it takes to take care of the planet and not grab headlines.Goz
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DiCaprio must be ignorant of some things. Tsunamis are not caused by Global Warming. Did this kid flunk basic science? Tsunamis are caused by earth quakes, as most of the world knows. But alas what kind of kook would DiCaprio be if he didn't say these things.Also, Global Warming is as old as the planet itself. It has always been, is now, and will always be. Quit crying about the one constant in life: "CHANGE!" Instead learn how to adapt. The earth does a pretty good job of it. It is just man is too selfish and self centered to learn to adapt. Man just runs around crying about everything.Kid is just a tool for others.
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Hey SteelersFan, Don't worry about thevisionary. No matter what factual logical things you say to liberals, they won't listen. I'm with you, raising a beautiful family and living a full life. Like you, I will speak up and act if I see wrong, but won't waste my breath on people who hold illogical and paranoid beliefs and won't listen to facts.UN/Hollywood/Leftist types can go on believing in what they want and they will lose arguments every time because they aren't backed up by facts. They are backed up by feeling and emotion and an unbound hatred of America capitalism and President Bush. We will win every time because we use logic, knowledge and the scientific method to back us up. We leave emotion in the backseat since it doesn't prove anything. Most importantly, a vase majority of Americans see these folks for what they are and don't listen to them.Keep the faith!
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I love limousine "tree fondlers." A quick public records search will tell you Leo lives in a 16 bedroom mansion...by himself. $20 bucks and a lump of [evil] coal says all those rooms are air conditioned. He does have 10 solar panels...which provide almost enough energy to power his coffee pot (who knows what powers his ego). He's got a pool he get's in probably once a year...whadaya want to bet it's heated? How bout the 1/2 acre of perfectly groomed landscaping? Funny he didn't mention his $15K monthly water & electric bill to Oprah. But you and I need to "conserve." Leo's got an electric car. Whopadeedooo! He drives it to a private airport to get in his private jet, and fly to New York...by himself. What is that $30k in jet fuel? One way? Ohhh, it's all the evil US. Funny they didn't bother to mention our 25% of global emmissions are the most regulated on earth. Wanna talk bad emmissions and shameless polution? Take your little lecture (and your private jet) to Russia, China & India (I wouldn't drink the water Leo). The sad thing is there is SOME truth to global warming, but Leo just makes you want to go burn trash in the front yard.
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Ok, let me get this straight, psunamies are created by global warming? I thought they were an earthquake thing. Ok so we need to stop earthquakes too? Boy are we going to be busy. Ok, I have a "Stop Plate Techtonics" t-shirt already. What else can I do? If I use a pair of sissors to cut my lawn will California be prevented from sliding into the ocean? Seems kinda silly. But I am a complete moron and I can't see through this load of crap. I buy it and if Leo say's it then it is gospel! Oh great one...OPRAH...how come you are killing little baby ducks with you huge suv? I am willing to bet Leo has an suv also. Another "Whats right for you doesn't apply to me." Leo, you let the cat out of the bag, you ARE a MORON! Fool!
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"The Visionary"...has sight and memory problems. The greatest country in the history of man is always ready to give to aid in the form of volunteers and material when disaster strikes other countries. The USA has literally rebuilt nations and to a stretch the European continent! The FRENCH in 1939 to 1940 paid the price for not invading Nazi Germany when "The Hun" was having their way in Poland..Their excuse?.."We don't want to give them cause to bomb, or invade us" and we know what happened in June of 1940...to use Winston Churchills' description of a German "A Hun alive is a war in prospect"...today it is quite applicable to say that "A muslim alive is a jihad in prospect" I am truly embarrased for the way liberals thrown themselves prostrate when the mention of "It is a great shame in the muslim faith to..." the left's response..."Oh My..well we had better not do that to those most holly people"...my response....HA! these are the same people that treat women as 3rd class citizens..cattle! rape their neighbors than kill the girl for protesting....not protest when Kurds are gassed by the thousands...! they take exception to a nude body...and turn their attatched heads when their neighbor has theirs removed!...by a dull butter knife!...so Mr. Visionary...Get a clue you blind cucumber head!...man will not change...period. until you put a stop to dictatorships and theocracies that espouse hate and intollerance you have just joined them. Make no mistake, this is a war of ideology, it has been for thousands of years. George Bush is a visionary that has dared take the challenge so that our great grandchildren might live in a world of peace where their forefathers had the courage to face the Ostritch at home and the Satan abroad. So while you sip your coffee from South America, and gas up your Volvo as the light freedom breeze ruffles your Polo shirt think how great this country is, and how it cannot continue with courage of conviction, and personal sacrifice. This is what the adult tantrum throwing Ms. Sheehan does not understand. There has always been great American heros ready to offer the supreme sacrifice so that our noble ideals may be carried forth for those yet to breath their first breath of freedom. This breath nurtured by the men and women who fell alone in body but surrounded in spirit of the hundreds of thousands of heros that gave their lives so we might continue their glorious dreams of a world that one day..may not have to give blood to remove viscious dictators and religious despots!
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Leonardo, Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't North America covered with ice ( several miles thick in some places), four times? What happened to all that ice? It melted? How could it melt if there were no SUV's or humans to drive them to the theatre in order to see your latest flick? One of us is confused.
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FORGET CAP BOY, I HAVE BETTER INFO.Gen 8:21-2221 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat , and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.KJV
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Chicken Little is alive and well!!
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Vicapologies in advance for being rather mean:"WACO, Texas - A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning after adjusting a nearby microphone while standing in water, a church employee said"In Texas do they understand that water conducts elctricity, or is this too complicated and thus they rely on Intelligent design. Pray by all means - but Think firstCheap shot I know - but I suspect this poor fellow might be a candidate for the annual Darwin awards. To be fair the most likely explanation for this horrible accident is Murphy's law.
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The real problem is how uninformed Americans are about the serious issues confronting our planet. The notion of Global Warming is not a wild, exaggerated idea. There is tremendous scientific data that supports the facts.Apparently, on the US is the only country not willing to join an international effort to address the issue. How selfish and obstructionist are we? Over 3,000 of the world's leading scientists have unanimously agreed and signed a treaty that we must do something to address this serious issue.I am not a fan of Hollywood stars playing political cards, but their being involved -- however irritating -- does not invalidate the mountain of scientific evidence pointing to continued disaster if we don't do something.Incidentally, all that is needed is conservation and wiser usage, alternative fuels, etc. Remember how hard it was to get people in our country to think about recycling? Well, here we go again.
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Vortex - I have a feeling that you either didn't read the article or forgot what it said. Plus, you are making a blanket dismissal of a magazine and many accomplished scientists because you think they don't serve your political view.Neither the Nat Geo article nor I blamed humans or anyone else for global warming. The article was basically pointing out changes around the world that could be the result of global warming or other factors. There was a focus on rising ocean levels, rising temperatures in the Arctic, changes in animal populations, etc. Don't you think that people should be aware of these changes and their possible impact? In one sense, it doesn't matter what causes them. It is more important to know about them. For example, let's say that the oceans rise several inches from current levels. Isn't that important data for the people re-building New Orleans and trying to protect it from future hurricanes and floods?I leave the politics for the choirs that follow their leaders on talk radio. To me, this is about education.
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Thanks for agreeing with most of my contentions.Regarding abortion as I a have already stated I believe that any one who hides behind either pro life or pro choice slogans has blood on their hands. i.e 95% of the Country.The goal is to have as few abortions as possible. Abortions go up under far right and Religious agenda's.I said that Jesus would not want animal cruelty and pollution etc. We have the land - but we must be good stewards of the land. So I struggle to see how decent people can disagree on that.I am not sure about Jesus’ views on homosexuality and I have concerns about gay marriage. We live in a Democracy. For Democracies to work the electorate must be informed. Thus one can pray in church etc - but when it comes to politics one must use one's brain. One can not suggest that God has given instructions to invade Iraq or appoint Brown as head of FEMA. To do so - Just makes God look stupid and no politician has that right. The Constitution - written by people with intelligence and good Christian pedigree is quite clear on this. Even "God Bless America" is totally incorrect unless it is preceded by "God bless Humanity"The evangelists are the pillar to the Neocons. Understanding that is what makes a scumbag like Rove so brilliant and so dangerous. Thus the foul actions of the Neocons destroy the integrity of the evangelists. Organized Religion can discuss issues - but they must never be too close to a party. To suggest that Democrats are less Godly is absurd and since it is slander - it is also a sin.As demonstrated by my list in my prior post ( a list that you appear to agree with) this administration - is far removed from any rational interpretation of Christ's teachings - in fact they are the opposite. By aligning one self with these people one is aligning oneself with the opposite of Christ.Any true and Educated Christian should be willing to launch a Crusade against the White house. That's what I want to do. Only when this is done can Christians in this Country be credible. ( I do not want to suggest that I consider myself a wonderful Christian - but I know that I have better morality than the core Religious Right - or anyone that respects or appears with Pat Robertson or George Bush.I am not saying that the Republicans must go - I am saying that all the individuals involved in crimes against humanity and the planet must go. Any one obstructing Justice must go and any one covering up for the White house must go.We must demand truth integrity and intelligence. Bush's false prayers have brought nothing but catastrophes. The following joke sums up everything that is wrong with the Bush apologists ( and there is plenty of supporting material in these posts - just try and find any substance in Joe's nonsense)Q. How many Bush Admin. officials does it take to replace a faulty light bulb? A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; its conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the liberal media. That light bulb has served honorably, and anything you say undermines the lighting effect. Why do you hate freedom?
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To Truthfromtheyouth.What a heart warming post. You are right. My generation, your parents generation have failed and we are a total disgrace. We have abused our inheritance and we will be passing on to our children a terrible legacy.I hope the youth will retain their ideals and not fall into the same self centred myopic claptrap that is so evident in these threads. My generation has blood on it's hands and they are so happy that it is some elses blood and some elses problem. They think they will be dead before Winter is no longer a season.Finally of course there is global warming. But lets just say that we can't prove that statement 100%. My response to that is - if I was to offer you a refreshing drink and that there was a 90% chance that that drink would give you an insiduous disease - should one offer that drink? Should you drink that drink?i.e 100% proof is not required. Atleast 90% of Scientists accept that excessive human activities caused Carbon dioxide is causing or atleast exascerbating Global waring. Of course with oil companies making the odd trillion dollars of profit they are quite capable of sponsoring their own Science studies and promoting propoganda to further their own interests. Proof of this can be seen in that they already own the White House. Inspite of incredible profits the recent energy bill gives them more subsidies and lower environmental standards.The real trajedy is that reducing manmade Carbon dioxide is no only easy - but would aslo help the US economy. So you see our generation is not only guilty of negligence but it is also guilty of stupidity. Next time you see a Hummer driver, understand that you are probably looking at a self centred idiot who happens to be funding Terrorism and sponsoring Global warming. That driver is more than likely sporting an 'I support the Troops' logo, with a fish sign and believes Bush is a Prophet right out of the Book of Mormon.Sorry about that.
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kmweiss -- I do believe I read that article and ignored it on its face. I have a tendency to NOT read National Geographic since it have a very left bent to its reporting. Just remember, and I stated in my original post above (please read it if you haven't already), that 76,000 years ago, Mt. Toba in Sumatra blew up and came VERY close to wiping out humans on Earth. One volcanic eruption did this! The Earth is fine. Our technology gets better each year. With each year, we find ways to produce energy in more effecient and cleaner ways. We can't just STOP. People want to blame people (America specifically) for global warming. It's gotten colder and hotter MANY time in the past 3.5 billion years. It didn't just stop doing this in the last century. It still does this. Higher solar output creates more heat. Higher activity in the mid-Atlantic Ridge zone(deep sea trench that has lots of volcanic activity) has been potentially putting out much more "greenhouse" gases lately. Scientists are just discovering this! So please don't tell me that humans are the cause of global warming. That's a dishonest concept that completely ignores all other environmental factors for the sake of political gain by evironmentalists and socialists.Don't just come to a snap judgment saying humans are the cause. We learn something new everyday and with that, we learn more and more natural processes that we didn't know existed before. It's the nature of the beast living on Earth.
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Why is it that some of the biggest clowns on the planet feel the need to post their comments on this site? I feel like I'm in a room full of well dressed crackers. Is this really what the right thinks? The guy, Dicaprio, is just trying to rise awareness of what's happening to the Earth. Do you really believe we have had no effect? Could you be that stupid. By the way, there is research and it has been recently presented, google it. Like I said before, cowards, cowards, cowards. Dave
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Mashman - Just how stupid are you on the following scale.1) Is the earth the centre of the Universe?2) Do you beleive that the earth was created exactly as per the Bible as do 53% of your Country man.3) Do you believe that Iraq attacked the USA as do 67% of Republicans.i.e. what planet do live on. What can you not rationalize as you drive your gas guzzling SUV.Can you rationalise 30,000 dead Iraqi civilians in the name of Christ?Can you rationalise Torture, deciet and incompetence in the name of Christ?Precisely what will stop you from being an ideologue and get you to think objectively.Yes Kyoto is far from perfect but is is not a conspiracy. Every Country is behind it but the USA.In Europe they pay $8 a gallon and it is easy to get a Car to do 40-50MPG. They rarely find the need to drive stupid, egotistical trucks and rationalise by saying "well they are good in the snow".What the world desparately needs is intelligent leadership from the USA. What the world gets is staggering stupidity. That is why the USA is held in contempt.By 2020 China will have 120 milion cars (up from 20 million) How can we persuade China to be reasonable when the US electorate is incapable of demanding intelligent leadership.Did you even know that there are other human beings on this planet and they are worth the same an Americans?What we get is prayer and our prayers are answered by more Catastrophies (often made by humans) than in the History of Mankind.Stop Praying and start thinking.
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I have an associate whom is an excelleant therapist, would you like her number? So, nice to hear that you presume to speak for Jesus...typical Liberal so full of their own self, and not forthcoming with solutions, only blame. By the way...Thank God for Howard Dean!...we'll have another good Republican in the executive office for another generation! I'll bet your just beside yourself..your southernmost sphincter is so compressed you'll need to give an extra kneel to Mecca to have any chance at decompression. Now, I'll let you run along little boy and yap at someone else. Best of luck in your pathetic life and enjoy your eternity with Satan.
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One thing about actors is that they have a lot of time on their hands to explore and study. One thing about bright actors is that they explore and study in depth. One thing about bright actors who understand the human heart study in depth that which is in the public interest to know. I am glad we have bright actors who can articulate what they found even if controversial, as certainly global warming is. To say that mankind would not be better off by revising its goals and objectives would be wrong. There is always room for such improvement. We are, after all, leading the value system we call the "good life" for the rest of the world and those who immitate us, such as China and India, are the far greater threats to our world as their modern economies begin mature and bear fruit. If we revise the way we live and what we call successful a better example is set. We shall not regret having taken that course.
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Quite a few fundamentalists fanatics on this board. Totally unable to rebut Science, but certainly able to spout jingoistic claptrap.1)Americans are no better than any other individual.2) Objective thinking does not make one a communist.3) A real Christian would not align themselves with a political movement - because if they did, then that religion would simply sink with that political party.4) The Evangelicals in the US are destroying the concept of the teachings of Jesus. They are even worse than Mormons (the book of Mormon being a hoax) because atleast the Mormons are smart enough to stay out of politics.5)America is perhaps the most loathed Country on the planet - because of the irrational hatespewing pagan garbage that one sees on this postboard.6) This Country does have real problems and I will list a few of them.a) 53% of Americans beleive that God Created man exactly as outline in the Bible (i.e no such things a dinosaurs, science etc.)b) Democracy is severely weakend for reasons outlined previously.c) The US Government believes in Torture. This is not only immoral but also stupid- since it does not work and threatens US troops.d) Inspite of massive Wealth, poverty is a far greater issue than in Europe (as is affordable housing medical medical Care)e) Blue collar Workers have a relatively poor lifestyle. There is no poverty in Scandanaviaf) 67% of Republicans beleived Iraq was behin 9/11. Actually there were more terrorists in the UK than in Iraq.g) America is the only Country not trying to combat Global Warming.h) More people will die of AIDS because of the emphasis on abstinence over education.i) More unborn babies will be aborted because people are either pro life or pro choice. These very slogans make objective dialogue virtually impossible.j) More people will die from fire arms because of the intransigence of apposing parties.k) When America bombs Iraq - evidently it is a Crusade.l) According various international league tables America has a relatively poor Educational system, relatively high political corruption and very few Ameican Cities make it into the top twenty five. Places like Melbourne, Sydney, Oslo, Paris and Vienna dominating.m) 95% of Americans have no interest in issues like GM foods. 95% of Brits do not want it - not because it has been proven safe or unsafe, but because it has been proven that it has a negative impact on Biodiversity and does not increase productivity in the longterm.Back that brings us back to Science which is to many Americans like garlic to a vampire.Back to religion. Organised religion is not healthy since it becomes a business - where growth, revenue and power overshadow humility and truth. Giving money to Church is generally speaking a second tier charity. Being a thoughtful human being and an enlightened consumer can do more good than giving to your local club.Most proper religions recognize this. The Gospels, especially the newly unearthed gospel recognise this- as does hinduism and bhudists. How can one seriously listen to people like Pat Robertson and Bush? The Fundamentalist right, like most fundamentalists are the biggest threat to humanity. They are blind, they do not listen and they rebut with Labels, hatred and total nonsense. If a fundamentalist commits perjury and treason - then all of a sudden it is a "technicality". If a fundamentalist is corrupt, they objcet that marxists are trying to crimilize corruption. No, an idelogue will not understand this post. It is not wrapped up in the flag - so it must be wrong. No the writer of this post must be a marxist homosexual deservedly waisting away from aids in a hovel barren of love, companionship and an American God.No, an ideologue does not have time for books, introspection, new ideas, Science, objectivity. Blind faith is so easy, so euphoric.Stop praying and start thinking.God bless humanity.
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How much energy does it take to make a movie, fly around the world, and keep a entourage? Et tu DiCaprio.
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To: ThevisionarySelective PC leftist propaganda seems to be clouding your vision.Since you are not sure what Christ says at times may I suggest you read: The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A. Kempis
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Steeler fan - It is you not hollywood that promotes anti Americanism.Why precisely are you so proud? So much pride and vanity but no enlightenment no intelligence. Developing an intelligent energy policy creates countless opportunities for capitalism.If one is against corruption and ignorance - that makes one a liberal?Not many people are against Capitalism - what one is against is unfettered capitalism. America actually has much to be concerned about, but it is too busy looking in the mirror preening to see the fatal flaws that are evolving.And what precisely is the US Government doing for our Steeler fans.1) Increasing poverty from 31m to 38m2) Sending able bodied soldiers to invented wars where they have to pay Haliburton for their own lunches.3) Destroying democracy by a) Redisdricting to make nearly all seats safe seats b) elections runs by partisans c) not manually counting votes d) 98% of contests are won by the candidate with the most money.4)Less healthcare.5) Outsourcing jobs so that more people work at walmart. So why do these people vote for Bush. a) Jingoistic pride b) blind faith c) no access to proper media or education.Stop praying and start thinking
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I find it interesting that so many people know so very much about global warming...could any and/or all of Mr. DiCaprio's critics please post your credentials and foundation (references, citations) for the comments you have made? I would love to see the extensive research you have obviously done in order to make such decisive and authoritative comments.The fact is that the environment is a very delicately balanced system, on the order of a sensitive computer system. Like the computer system, if you put garbage in, you get garbage out. Anyone who thinks it is impossible for humans to create serious environmental imbalances needs to tell that to the sea life destroyed in any number of past oil spills, or the species which have become extinct in the past couple of centuries due to the spread of mankind.I am not supporting all of Mr. DiCaprio's statements, nor am I proposing that I am an expert on global warming or the lack thereof; however, I believe it is incredibly naive to say that we, as humans, are incapable of affecting (please note the spelling!) of our environment. If you are going to make definitive statements (i.e., this is not possible, etc.) I would hope that you have the research to back it up. And for God's sake, use a spellchecker! But the bottom line is, let's face it -- nobody's working to save the earth. It's mankind these people are trying to save. The earth will take care of itself; it will eventually recover from anything we can do to it. But we probably won't be around to see it, and frankly, that's just karma in action.
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Yes, he's a normal guy -- but he's horribly misinformed. You ask any meteorologist and they will tell you that the hurricanes and similar storms are part of a thirty year cycle, which we are in the middle of. This is based on looking at the last hundred years of data. And tsunamis are caused by undersea earthquakes -- which have nothing to do with global warming or cooling.
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When are these "actors" going to learn they are paid to entertain and not straighten out the world. No wonder hollywood income is going down, many of us are sick of this bunch
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...just a thought," however did Mr. DiCaprio transport his righteous self to the Oprah Winfry show?" "A Baboon in the forest is cause for Public speculation, A Baboon in the Zoo is subject to Public curiosity, a Baboon on the Oprah Winfrey show discussing "Global Warming" prompts mass wretching"
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Here are some great facts.95% of Greenhouse effect is caused by watervapor.The other 5% is caused by carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and a few other of the "Greenhouse Gasses." Carbon is the most dominant of these gasses by volume (99.4%)but it accounts for 72% of the trapping of heat. So... Carbon is responible for 3.6% (72% of the non water vapor 5%.) BUT some of the atmosphereic Carbon is natural. About 97% is natural and 3% from humans. This means that .11% of the greenhouse effect is due to humans. With all that then consider that the industrial age has been in full swing for less than 100 years and our carbon output did not reach half of its current levels until the 1970's. How is it possible that we are melting the 5 billion year old ice caps with just 35 years of effecting the .11% of the greenhouse gases.
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The fuel burn on an average jet is somewhere in the range of 1800-2500 pounds PER engine PER HOUR of flight. DiCaprio jets around the world making worthless movies (I mean really, if we're talking about saving Mother Earth, does this month's flick have to be filmed in Burma?) A 14 hour flight for just one movie for one actor burns roughly 9200 gallons of fuel, more than Oprah would burn in 5 years 9 months (@ 30 gallons a week). Tell DiCaprio to sit back down, he's not the Earth's keeper and he certainly makes himself look like the elitist he is.
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Atleast Dicaprio is raisng the subject while certain blind fools keep carping and refuse to acknowledge this issue. So stop carping and be a decent human being and demand an intellgent Energy policy. High gas prices with compensating tax cuts and subsidies.Any one not promoting such an agenda is simply fuelling further contempt for the USA, fueling Terrorism and destroyng the planet.You have no right to remain so ignorant - as it harms others.SO stop praying and start thinking.
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Did Okra have any real scientist on to rebuke these idiots that were on the show?
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If you don't believe in global warming, check out the September 2004 National Geographic. Excellent explanation of the changing Earth. Whether you want to believe or not, we have to be aware that things (ocean levels, pollution levels, animal populations, etc.) are changing and could impact humans in a bad way. It would be foolish to ignore the facts.
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At what point do we talk about getting the EPA to allow us to get the kinds of engines they're using in automobiles in Europe -- the ones that get 48 miles per gallon. Yes, believe it or not, it's the EPA who make it almost impossible to get these engines into the US. What's wrong with our car designers? How is it that they don't DEMAND the ability to make our cars more fuel efficient? If you wanted to import one of those vehicles, the EPA would make it almost impossible -- now there's something wrong with this picture, don't you agree? You'd have to get the engine in one crate and the balance of the vehicle in another crate. They won't allow us to import these fuel efficient vehicles at all, in effect. This is something that doesn't even get discussed. Who is profiting from this horrible energy game? There must surely be lobbyists funding something on behalf of the EPA. This really needs to be investigated and addressed in a public forum. The american public doesn't even realize how difficult it is becoming to get a diesel car anymore, much less the kinds they have in Europe with the mileage improvement that is almost hard for us to believe would be possible.
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Oh, come on. He's a normal person, like you and I, with opinions. He has the right to express his opinion just as much as you do. Get over yourself.
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Under certain scenario's invading Iraq may have been OK. Howver it is not a question of fighting them in Iraq or the USA.Rememeber before we attacked (having mislead the world community) there were more Terrorists in the UK than in Iraq.As result of our lies, Torture, Incompetence, warped Religion, 30,000 civilans have died and another religion has been trashed. This is what creates Terrorists. There are now more Terrorists than there were, because more people want to harm America - and this has occuured because there are simply more reasons to hurt America. America's enemies are not jealous, they are contemptuous - and not with out some justification.
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Leo ... please focus on acting. Climatology is just a tad beyond your reach. Sheeeeeesh!Jeff
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Lets just talk science for a minute. We know that the Earth is slowing down over time. The effect of this is that the Earth's magnetic field weakens as it slows. The magnetic field deflects radiation from the sun as it strikes the Earth. It seems logical to me that if more radiation reaches the Eath than before than the temperature will rise as the Earth itself radiates its heat into the atmosphere. Temperatures rise and fall based on the amount of heat the physical planet gives off. There may be many things that affect the Earths rotation, volcanoes and earthquakes for instance. We know that the earthquake that caused the Tsunami actually stopped the Earth from rotating for a short moment. We just do not know enough about the affects of natural events on the Earth. Leo, sit down and learn some science.
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Gosh, I'm just so overwhelmed by the obvious intelligence advantage that "super-dave" dmac, thevisionary and, the biggest mental giant of them all, dicaprio, have over all the rest of us! Notice how dmac and thevisionary just spout their own trite rote, very much how dicaprio and the other "hollywierd" liberals do with their own brand. I especially like barbara streisand living in her giant mansion, shaking that ugly finger at the rest of us for destroying the planet! Just consider what a horrible planet this would actually be if the liberals, the "hollywierd" elitists, and brain-dead jokers like dmac and thevisionary were to have their way with a country as great as this! The only things standing in their way right now are God, the Great American "Unwashed" (those of us who make the country work instead of spending our existences making movies or trying to brainwash our youth by acting as teachers), and people whose brains are more active than their mouths!Also, always remember, "American troops kick what nearly all the others kiss!". Just imagine the image of the back-end of a donkey next to that quote!
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Hey, Leo, if your that interested in CO2 emissions then perhaps you should keep your unschooled, politically correct, hollywierd pie-hole shut. While you have just as much right to espouse your opinion as anyone else, people like you seem to think that your fame gives you credentials making your opinion something special. Please spare the planet your hot air emissions, Please!!!
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This is yet another example of anti-capitalism, anti-American sentiment promulgated by spoonfed Hollywood crybabies. And I'm sure the Oprah crowd took it hook, line and sinker. "Oh, Leo is so cute and so smart. Honey, grab my keys. We're going to Home Depot to buy flourescent light bulbs!". Why can't Hollywood understand that their careers and lifestyle are a product of what they preach against? Perhaps Leo should go to Europe to live and find work in the socialist, welfare state utopia that he regards so fondly. When was the last $100M blockbuster that came out of France? Better yet, maybe he should take his roadshow to China and India - the worlds biggest, unregulated polluters.There is enough science out there to de-bunk the global warming farce. Why can't Oprah be brave enough to show both sides of the issue? She went straight to New Orleans to report on all the "murders, rapes and deaths" that were proven not to have occurred. You would think that she would have learned a lesson in fact-gathering. At the end of the show, Leo and the "scientist" guest made sure to add that what every American can do now is to call their government officials about their concerns over global warming. Which, loosely translated, means "Vote Democrat. Republicans are out to poison you." Next week on Oprah: Sean Penn describes the evil of the American soldier.
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MY QUESTION IS: HOW COME POLLUTION IS SO GREAT IN PLACES LIKE CHINA? -- PEOPLE THAT VISIT THERE SAY THEY CAN"T EVEN TAKE A BREATH.I expect that1. China doesn't track their levels of pollution2. China LIES about their level of pollution (and pretty much everything else)3. Numbers are based on ignoring the amount of pollutants that US and GB REMOVE from their factory output and not what they put in the air.Every time I read about "global warming" I read about how we (US) are so bad... and then I read some bunk about how we use more per person than other countries...Have you ever heard of the "New Jersey Flu"? No, its always Asian... I really think its just guilt that drives idiots like dicaprio. They make millions with (i guess) just their face and they feel like they don't deserve to have it so they feel like they need to make as many people guilty as possible -- bring them down to their level of dispare.Hey.. I just ran spell check on this... my spell checker says "dicaprio" should be "diaper" -- does THAT tell you anything?
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Leo is a youngen... what he doesn't understand is that it is the Sun. Global warming has very little to do with the Earth's inhabitants, polution and waste. BUT we CAN make a difference. I applaud Leo for his interest, provided it doesn't have some hidden liberal agenda behind it all... Nature is in Her course, and at this time, unfortunately, She choses to be warm. My friends call me a "Tree-Huggin' Republican," Leo, honest to God. I recycle like no body else! I wash out every container. I remove labels and sort my garbage out each day... I am obsessive-compulsiveabout it... BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT THE EARTH. You can be a Republican and "care about the environment, isn't it a great Party?! Do you do your part and recycle as such? Do your housekeepers have strict orders to wash out your bottles and cans and so forth? I wonder? Nevertheless, Leo, you are so misinformed, my brotha! Once Big Biz Niz, (including auto manufacturers develop alternative fuel engines), apartment communitities, restaurants, bars etc., etc., get on the band wagon and recycle, the Planet will be a better place. Plastics are able to be replaced by starch food products. Companies won't manufacture such because it costs money. But if the public was willing to pay a few pennies more to preserve our environment for future generations, it would be ideal. I challenge you, Leo, to lobby a biodegradableproducts that replace plastics, and then, only then, will I respect you and your cause for our wonderful planet.... Ken Ziegler, Tempe, AZ baby!
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LeriS asks for our credentials. Mine is a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, 1997.
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Boy......!I sure am glad another "Actor" is warning us and guiding us thru life. Makes me feel much better!
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When will these Hollywood idiots realize that the normal, average American citizen doesn't give a sh!t about how they "feel" about any environmental, racial, political or econmic issues? They're smart enough to memorize lines and act like someone else in shows and movies but that's about as far as their intellectual prowess goes! Whay doesn't Leonardo get on Babs Striesand for using $22,000.00 worth of water per year to keep her lawn green? Now that's abusive. To believe that the puny human race can have a dramatic effect on the climate of the Earth is absurd!Go Back to Play Acting Leonard and quit embarrassing yourself!
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I finally figured it out.....TheVisionary is campaigning to be either the next Democratic National Committee Chairman OR the next Senator from New York!! HEEYAHHHHHH!! HEEYAHHHHHHH!!
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Who cared what Dicaprio has to say about global warming? Climatologist are still telling us that there is just not enough data to show us that global warming does occur.Someone tell Leo to shut up and act. We pay him to entertain us, not preach to us.Some one show me some real unbiase data that shows global warming exists, and I'll listen. But that is not going to happen now is it.
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Mooman. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments. You are obviously a person I would appose but atleast you appear willing to be enter into an intelligent debate. The only apposing person who actually did not totally rely on meaningless cliche'sObviously it would require a huge esssay to address your comments - so I am happy to focus on one issue. Why don't you choose one of my pet peeves and perhaps you would be so kind as to enlighten me on one of them.Some ground rules.1) No labeling. I am quite happy to live in a capitalist Country. I would also be happy to live in a place like Norway which could be called Socialist. 2) No Jingoism. I would be happy to fight for America when it is right or fight against it when it is wrong. I understand that if one volunteers into the Armed services one loses one right to make such determinations.3)No copy and pastings from partisan websites.So perhaps you might like to tackle one of my pet peeves and perhaps we can both become more objective.1) What is an Intelligent Energy Policy.2) Should we respect the religious right (US version)3) Should we have attacked Iraq at the time we actually attacked Iraq?4) Are Americans as wonderfull as they appear to believe they are5) Where the majority of people who voted for Bushes ignorant of basic facts.6) Does adherence to an extreme position on say abortion - does this save or cost lives?7) Is it unfair to attack some religions such as Mormonism or say Christians for Bush. Thanks for atleast thinkingPlease note that I can not back up all of my briefly listed assertions in my prior posting - I do not keep everything I read - but if the debate gets interesting enough I am sure that I would be able to back up most of my compartive comments.
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JoeYou certainly have the ability to say absolutely nothing. Labels (incorrect ones at that ) are not a subsitute for substance and your attacks are just stabs in the dark.On another note you previously questined my contention that 53% of Americans believe that Man was created exactly as stated in the BibleHere it is:CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Sept. 8-11, 2005. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3. "Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings? Human beings have evolved over millions of years from other forms of life and God guided this process. Human beings have evolved over millions of years from other forms of life, but God had no part in this process. OR, God created human beings in their present form exactly the way the Bible describes it." Options rotated Evolved,31God Guided Evolved,12God HadNo Part 1Exactly As Bible Describes 53Other (vol.) Unsure 3 Any way here is the link: http://www.pollingreport.com/science.htmAnyway, this is one of the scariest statistics. Now do you want contest my statement that 67% of Bush voters thought that Iraq attacked us etc, etc.Anyway I know you are so proud of being an American. You were born here, well done - how so very clever of you, pray tell how did you do that? and that your family has been here 150 years...... Gosh, it just brings joy and pride to my heart as well. Just imagine if you had been born in Iran - who would you be fighting for then? Wow it really does make one happier if one is simple. Ignorance is bliss.You are are welcome carry on talking claptrap, while I will simply repsond with facts and enlightenment.
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When DiCaprio and other enviros sell all their combustion engin vehicles, and start walking, I'll give a listen to their ranting. bob w
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Ah yes, the Steelers. Hometown America. Those Hollywood actors don't fool us. This country is rightous and wise. Take my city, it is a utopia of green grass and factories full of chemicals. We are a steel town. Our industry is growing and improving the enviroment (I think that's how you spell it) is our top priority. One day our kids will play side by side with dangerous toxins. We'll show those Hollywood suits a thing or two. They just want to bring us down, not improve the country for their children. They against us, me and you. Lets stand -up to these fancypants actors. They don't have to work in factories or face unemployment lines. Let's disagree with what they say, not because they are wrong, but because it makes us feel bad. We don't deserve to feel bad, we are America. Feeling bad is for other countries. God Bless us! Dave
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Well, if Leonard DeCaprio said it, that's good enough for me.
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Please spare me. He narrates a "documentary" and becomes an instant expert? The Earth has been warming and cooling for millions of years. If the Earth hadn't warmed up after the last Ice Age, we wouldn't be here. One large volcanic erruption spews more polutants than all the cars in the US combined.
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Wow, I can’t believe what I am reading. Did I see a “nature is in her course and this time she chooses to be warm?” That is just sad, but it makes sense that it’s coming from a republican. Even democrats don’t really care about the environment though. All politicians are out to do is make a lot of money with their inside information. The American Government is so corrupt it’s unbelievable. And i'm sure they are happy to see all of the people posting on this thread are spitting out their very own spin and talking points. “Global warming, if it exists” I can’t believe someone is dumb enough to think that and still operate a computer. I love how some in the older generations (who i mostly respect)just wave off global warming and collect their social security I’m paying for because they won't be around to deal with either, its time to think for more than just yourselves America!!!. The sad thing that makes the whole situation worse is that our country has to rely on idiots like Decaprio to get anyone’s attention about important subjects. Of course global warming has nothing to do with earthquakes and tsunamis, and no one smart is asking people to sit in the dark and freeze in the winter. We just have to stop being such dumb Americans and get more then 10 miles per gallon, while we depend on the Saudis who blow up our buildings. And I love the comments about the U.S. servicemen and women kicking a-s-s. 2000 heroes dead in a useless war and people are still trigger happy. I wish there was a draft so people who say stuff like that would have their family members over there getting killed, and not kids who just want enough money to go to college so they can learn that global warming does exist. If you believe global warming is real and you read this far I’m impressed.
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Mr.DiCaprio, stop playing God! God has everything under His control, and when it's time for the earth to end, He will decide. The earth is going through a cylce just as it has for aeons, and so far it's still here, and it will be here for a long time to come. Not to worry, God is in control. I enjoy your acting so stick to what you do well!
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Even though my thoughts do bear repeating - I apologise for the thrice repitition, having problems with my connection.
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"Genesis 2:15,"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it."
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DiCaprio and Oprah...need I say more. I will never understand why people like this have to use their talents to completely make themselves look like idots. I always get so disappointed when I see my wife watching her show, which seems to turn ladies into mindless followers. I do not have a college degree. I do not have a billion dollars. But, I am smart enough to look at history and see that the weather has changed then changed back time and time again. To compare DiCaprio to a man chosen by God in the Bible is completely insane. If people like DiCaprio (Hollywood types) had their way, cigarettes would be illegal yet marijuana would be legal. Their agendas, which appear noble from the outside, are turly their for their own benefit. Not becuase they truly care about me.
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Hey DiCaprio, you flaming liberal, please read Michael Crighton's "Stae of Fear" for the truth about global warming.
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To: ThevisionaryJesus does not support Abortion Jesus does not support Same SexJesus does not support PornJesus gave man the animals and land to existLeft and Right are Both guilty of many sins and hypocrisy. Jesus will judge our hearts.Pray First and foremost~For the insight for right thinking.
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I am 61 years old and have been watching all this global warming for some time. The most meaningful thing to me seems to be " all the pollution man has added to the environment since he lit his first fire on earth does not yet equal one valcanic eruption." So sit in the dark, freeze in the winter, walk the rest of your life it all means nothing. It would have no saving effect except you will live a totally miserable life, as decaprio consumes everthing sacrifices nothing and blames you for destroying the earth.
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The "disproportionate" contribution of the United States to carbon emissions (i.e. 25% of the carbon emissions but only 5% of the world's population) is an absolute red herring. The United State's economy produces just over 25% of the world's economic output (US contribution to total global GDP).The "enviros" might make more headway if they would stop using Hollywood's empty-headed and very impressionable poster boys and girls to try to make their point AND recognize the inherent variability of Nature (e.g. warming, cooling ocean temperature, solar cycle, etc.) in their arguments AND stop singularly advocating measures that would create a massive global recession as the only solution.
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing and in the mouth of the 'know it all' hollywood types it is a down right laugh. The Visionary reminds me of alot of the guys that I went to the university with - the one's that couldn't cut it after the first year and had to think to stay in school and really start their learning efforts or get out and find a job somewhere else. They left and find it easier to 'listen and repeat' instead of really reading, studying and thinking before one speaks the drivel that comes out of their mouths. For me (nine years of university schooling and five degrees), I know that most hollywood types speak from their own self interests and learned scripts. And before you speak about the Kyoto Protocol you ought to read it and try thinking about what it really says and it's impact on the U.S and how truly anti-American it really is. By the way, TheVisionary, you should know that the majority of academics and scientists have a real belief in God and prayer takes some thought - but maybe you don't know anything about that. And your reference to Carter - oh, yeh! He was a real winner. Enough said!
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Certainly Mr DiCaprio has a right to voice his ideas about global warming. I'm glad he has a passion for the earth and for mankind. I have a few questions related to global warming. I have been asking them for a long time and never seem to get any answers. All I ever hear is how bad global warming is and how bad America is for causing it. Try these:Do you have specific knowledge about US Energy Policy?Have you ever visited with anyone from an electric company, particularly one which has coal AND nuclear generation? Do you fly? Do you own your own plane?Have you gone from community to community and studied individual and municipal conservation efforts?Have you ever been to Mexico and seen what comes out of the power plant stacks in that country?Do you know the Kyoto Protocols and the specific burdens it places on America, especially as compared to the rest of the industrialized world? Do you know how much industry spends each year in an attempt to comply with our own government (EPA) policy? Do you know what impact this has on the economy? Do you know what kind of impact Kyoto would have on our economy?What do you propose to replace coal generation with in the United States? With nuclear? With wind? Tell me specifically how you would do either one?If there is such a thing as global warming, do you think it started 6 years ago, and do you think it will be stopped if a democrat is elected president in 2008? Do you think the recent psunamis and hurricanes were caused by global warming? Have you studied meteorology? Do you know the global climatic patterns of the past 100 years?These are honest questions. I am not a republican or a democrat. I dont have an agenda. I do have kids and I care about their future. All I am looking for is someone who has answers and solutions to our problems. There are plenty of people out there telling me what's wrong.Thank you and e pluribus unum
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Brilliant - so your idea of a rebuttal is to correct a timeline issue, which had nothing to do with the substance of what I was sayingThen you provide an ill informed label. Then you proceed to demonstrate that any one who is interested in facts must be a Liberal and then presumptiously presume that being a Liberal is ungogly or unworthy. In fact all you have is presumption and absolutely no substance. But you do admit to being Christian that apparenetly supports this administration so please allow me to point out some stuff out to you so that you can start finally conducting yourself in a logical, moral and Christian manner.Christians should follow the teachings of Christ.Jesus would not support Torture.Jesus would not suppport Wars - especially illegal ones.Jesus would not support assisinations of World leaders (Pat Roberstson)Jesus would not support lying about such (Pat Robertson)Jesus would not support the death Penalty.Jesus would not be thrilled about the right to bear machine Guns.Jesus would not support the right to lie about political apponents.Jesus would not support a conspiracy to mislead the public.Jesus would not support trickle down economics.Jesus would not support the destruction of the Planet.Jesus would not support inhumane treatment of livestock.The one time Jesus did lose his temper is when he rampaged through the profiteers in the temple. If alive today he would no doubt lose his temper with the same type who now occupy the white House.Jesus - would forgive you, but only once you had allowed some one to turn the light on it that dark recess that should be occupied by a brain.Please note that Just because Jesus might be for turning the other cheek and a pacifist and a trickle up econmist - please do not presume those are my politics - I just despise the hyprocasy and ignorance that is at the root of your infantile politics.
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There are many historical examples of populations that refused to act to change sets of behaviors which in retrospect should have been changed when the opportunity arose. Often, individuals have claimed that because there is no proof, there is no need to act. A lack of evidence is never proof that something doesn't exist. Long before the U.S. could prove the existence of Nazi concentration camps, soldiers took action to find those camps and rescue the prisoners. There are many substances that for all practical purposes cause cancer yet the emprical evidence supporting the cancer claims are weak because of the limitations of lab work and field work. Even if your convinced that the percentage chance that global warming will be a problem is low, certainly the catestrophic consequences accompanying that low percentage chance warrant action alone.
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Anybody ever check to see if global warming may be a result of the plantet earth being pulled closer to the sun through the sun's gravitational forces?
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Mooman One other comment - I never brought up Marxism - outside of the fact that I happened to remember that Jimmy Carter had an idea back in the seventies. For simply referencing that - I was labelled Marxist.From experience that is what the far right do. They listen Anne Coulter, Hannity, and Fox News and then go round labelling anyone who exposes them. That is what Karl Rove is so brilliant at - but it is destroying the fabric of what was once a stable democracy.
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OMG, I am SOOOOOOOO sick of the actors of the world pontificating over global warming/ animal rights / whatever the cause du jour is.....Its not that I dont agree that there are some behaviors that need modifying, but c'mon YOU MAKE MOVIES FOR A LIVING!!!!!!!!! They are probably the biggest bunch of hypocrits in the world. DOes this punk Dicaprio smoke? Does he wear leather shoes? Does he eat meat? Does he write on paper? They are so ridiculous. Why not take all the energy and resources they use preaching to us, and feed a hungry family. Buy prescriptions for a retired person that doesnt have the income to do so. There are SO many causes that they can align themselves with, so many causes that REALLY need help.
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Yeah, thevisionary, I'm the un-American one. While you were forming your conspiracy theories and becoming "enlightened", I was earning a Master's Degree, becoming successful and raising a beautiful family - very un-American. It kills you that us conservatives feel safe and happy, doesn't it?Did I see that you made a reference to Jimmy Carter? I didn't think even the hard-core Marxists brought up that name anymore!You seem like the guy who was picked last in gym class? Why don't you use your energy into finding yourself a nice girl. There has to be an abortionist, tree-hugger out there for you."Stop praying?" That's nice. It gives your theories alot of credence. God bless you.
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Well, as usual Hollywood personalities are on the wrong side... Yes, we do need to conserve....We do need to take our power back from the greenies. Next time you go to the pump to fill up your car thank them given we've not built a refinery in 30 yrs. As far as global warming goes... Scientists believe the Sun is to blame for the water temp rising. Anyone ever think that planet earth makes oil ongoing, the trees clean up the air and the solar cycle is a 11 yr cycle which actually next year 2006 is a low. I can hardly wait to see the greenies and Hollywood lose it after 2006 when the solar flare activity picks up. These people like the greenies, Robert Kennedy Jr. DiCaprio are 'clueless' on the causes of hurricanes, global warming etc.
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I learned early in life not to pay any attention to anyone who stands in front of a camera pretending to be someone else. I don't envy you, I don't dislike you, I just choose to ignore you.If you truly believe in global warming then perhaps you can make an example by convincing your peers not to use private jets, limos, and waste energy heating a larger house when you are not home.In short, go engage in reproductive activities with yurself.
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Please Hollywood just shut up why do you think that your movies are flopping at the box office because you make one movie get your name known and the next time we see you you are spouting something about how BAD the United States is ... We the people are sick of you. Will all of you please get a real job, you obviously have to much time on your hands.
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Hey Leo, why don't you and Tom Cruise go have coffee together and discuss both of your "expert" opinions on your beliefs as to what is wrong with this country. Keep in mind Titanic boy that Hurricanes and other natural disasters have been going on for a long long time. I am sick of your "left" wing explanations as to what is wrong with this country and how it can be changed. You and all the rest of Hollywood do not live in the real world. You see only what you want to see and think you know it all. Freedom of speech is our given right but you people take it too far. Whats next, are you going to start blaming Bush for the hurricane of 1900 in Florida or maybe some other disasters. Sit down and Shut up. Or better yet, go make a movie about it... you and George Clooney should get together, I hear he has a good movie coming out soon about conspiracy.
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you could NOT be more right Right Side!!!
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I beleive that global warming is just a scam by the environmentalists. It's a myth that's never been really proven. Here's the question: If global warming is caused by pollution, why are the holes in the ozone layer over the Amazon Forest and Antarctica? The truth is that I'm not giving up any of my stuff until Mr. Leonardo diCaprio is willing to buy me some new.
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It would take us 50+ years to dump the amount of pollution that Mount St.Helens dumped into the atmosphere in a few hours. It is scare-mongoring to say that we are effecting the earth's temperature...How do you explain that the temperatures in the middle-ages were warmer than they are now? Medievil SUVs???We are simply in the beginning statges of a hurrican cycle, similar to what happened in the 30's and 40's...read a little about HISTORY before your own birth. Global warming may be happening, but we are not the cause...Also, I don't recall DiCaprio mentioning that China is currently the world's top polluter...smells of anit-capitolism to me....
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Funny, I didn't know old Leo was a scientist? Here's a little piece I put together referring to an article posted to a UK paper. Thanks! Jasonresponse to following link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wsun18.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/18/ixnewstop.html This is a good article to the extent that physicists have picked up on the sun's energy output increasing over the past years. This is typical for a star that has been around for 5 billion years and an earth that has responded one way or another to these fluctuations for the past 3.5 billion years (after it cooled off from being constantly bombarded with comets and asteroids) and started to show the first primitive signs of life. There have been many times in the past where the earth has been very much warmer AND very much colder than today. It ebbs and flows over time. It's not a static state system like some of these UN & environmentalist goofballs think (or try to make you believe). Back in the days of the dinosaurs, it was much warmer. Following environmentalist logic, you could say that dinosaur farts (because dinosaurs didn't have pollution causing technology) were causing the Earth to warm. In response to this, the UD (United Dinosaurs) called for better protection of the Earth by mandating all dinosaurs to take Beano before they eat to cut down on greenhouse gases. Otherwise, the Earth would die. Too bad they didn't get to see the fruit of their labor considering they were killed by a giant meteorite that impacted 65 million years ago. Beware of the following sentence in the article: "Most scientists agree that greenhouse gases from fossil fuels have contributed to the warming of the planet in the past few decades but have questioned whether a brighter Sun is also responsible for rising temperatures." Sorry, if they question if a brighter sun might increase temperatures, they aren't very smart scientists. If it's brighter, that would lead one to believe the energy output is higher, hence more heat is being generated and transmitted out to its surroundings. Part of it's surroundings is Earth. OH MY GOD!! And wait, there's more, scientists have recently discovered that Mars is warming as well. It's polar ice caps are receding at about 10 feet a year. I don't recall any humans being there, so one of the possibilities might be that the brighter sun is causing Mars to warm a bit just like Earth. It's possible! Or it could be those dastardly US Martian probes we sent that are putting out vast quantities of greenhouse gases causing it to warm. Poor Martians, even millions of miles away, we American Earthlings are still a hazard. The only scientists/politicians who support the above sentence are liberal, socialist UN types that support the destruction of the US economy and redistribute it's wealth to their pet causes; impoverished third world countries (invariably run by ruthless communist dictators), China, Russia and an all encompassing and all powerful European Union and United Nations. In their eyes, the US is the center of evil that needs to be destroyed because it's "too rich, selfish and a big polluter". Forget that we only give the most money to the UN on an annual basis and are the first responders AROUND the world (no matter what country needs it, including Iran) when disaster hits. We are called selfish by the enlightened (please excuse me as I use this term with a mine full of salt) French and liberal socialist elites around the world. Now let's remember polluters. Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines blew it's top back in 1991 and caused the Earth to COOL by 1-2 degrees Celsius for 2+ years AFTER it blew up. I cannot remember the exact ratio, but it put more matter into the atmosphere in one massive explosion than ALL the smoke stacks and cars and industry have put together for many years (decades if I remember right, but please forgive me if this is not quite totally accurate since I don't want to pass inaccurate information as fact like liberals do). Mount Toba in Sumatra blew up 76,000 years ago and came very close (within 10,000-30,000 people) of causing humans to disappear off the face of the Earth due to dramatic COOLING. Geologists, archeologists & geneticists found this out and have called it a human "bottleneck" since they can trace lineage of our dna back to this point. They have tested people from all walks of life and all over the world and have found we all share certain dna traits. I don't believe George W. Bush was around 76,000 years ago to cause this. But it is a possibility that an ancestor of his, Guf W. Bush (name translated from cave paintings in France), unjustly prayed to the god of war, Dag Rumsfeld (name translated from stone carvings found under the present day building of the Democratic National Committee headquarters) to annihilate Iraq (name translated from stone tablets found in Syria printed by someone from an Al-Jazeera predecessor) thus causing Toba to go off. This in turn allowed Dug Cheney (name translated from cave paintings in France & Germany) to appoint Halliburton (name translated from afforementioned cave paintings in France & Germany) to take charge of rebuilding the human race. Why not leave it to paleolithic FEMA (name not found in any cave or drawings, but since it's a government agency, I just assumed it was around back then to save everybody from themselves like a good government should) to rebuild? Well you saw what happened in New Orleans, right? And well, it's Dug Cheney after all, he was once the cheiftain and chamin of Halliburton! It all makes sense! Never trust a Republican, no matter what era. They mess up the Earth each and every time they try. As each year goes along, technology continually evolves and we become less dependent on old methods of energy production. But for now, we need more oil, more coal, more evil fossil fuels, more nuclear (AAAHHHH, I SAID IT!!!) since it is the engine of human and economic development. We have ways of keeping it clean, you just don't hear about it from liberals around the world. They refuse to listen to reason and the scientific method, they just think solely on emotion and false facts and an unbounding hatred for George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Ronald Reagan, Republicans and the conservative way of thinking. It's great stuff.... At the end of the article, an enlightened human being calls the "human induced greenhouse effect" exactly what it should be called, "poppyc**k".
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Sadly, Mr. DiCaprio has not learned that it is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. The earth's atmosphere is about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and the other 1% is mostly argon gas. If a football field were divided representatively, carbon would represent less than an inch and a half. It is not humanly possible to generate enough carbon to generate enough carbon to measurably alter this balance. Even if we could increase the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, it would benefit mankind in many ways - making great areas of the world more conducive to food production. The entirety of the global temperatute record since the early 1800's offers not a shred of proof that global temperatures have risen in a statistically significant way in almost 200 years. Global warming chicken littles like DiCaprio fondly point to the temperature records of places like New York City but conveniently ignore that the population thre has risen over 6000% since the early 1800s. Hurricanes connected to global warming? More fear-mongering from the enviro-wack jobs like DiCaprio - and pure bs. The academic and professional "standards" under which these environmental "experts" are allowed to operate are laughable. No other "scientific" discipline is allowed to formulate its own hypotheses, develop its own "models" interpret its own results and report them to the masses who willingly lap up their claims without question. This system would NEVER be allowed in pharmaceutical or clinical research. Most so-called "research" in the area of environmental change is hideously biased junk science. Nearly everything we hear in the popular media about the environment is emotional clap-trap that crumbles under the lense of fact and truth. The latest concerted effort among radical environmentalist and groups is "sudden climate change." When you hear that term, your bs alarm should be going off. There is a wealth of solid, academically sound literature that completely debunks the wild claims of global warming gloom and doomers. Obviously it has no place in the coordinated agenda of radical environmental groups and their pals in the media and Hollywood like Mr. DiCaprio, so if you want the facts you have to find them and educate yourself. Too many people sit back and lap up the environmental drivel dispensed by the NY Times, LA Times, Newsweek, Time etc. The choice is clear - you can take a rational factual and informed approach to issues like global warming, or you can ignore the facts and chug the kool-aid pumped out by far left enviro nut-jobs.
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Actors are story tellers. If they know their stuff they can give us clarity on some issues. This can happen in a movie or in public. They do not exist to entertain ignorant people who simply want things to be simple and smooth. These are the true cowards. You will find them posting their comments, which reveals their fear, all over the internet. They are a sad bunch, who see progress as threatening. Who see individuals that speak their minds as flawed. Yes, they are a sad,lost bunch, indeed. They have fallen into the trail of the loser. Marching along, always ready to slay the brave (celebrity or not) that attempt to make things better. Always ready to attack the person who dares rise above their perception of reality. They are not the backbone of this country. They are the anchor. They are cowards. They have failed humanity.Dave MacDonald Dave
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The Visionary.....You did not disappoint, your response was textbook liberal garbage. Permit me to correct your timeline, the USA entered the war 2 years and 3 months after the Germans entered Poland. I would encourage you to "think" rather than copy text from a history book. Recuedas que necessitas a comprendar lo que tu leas, y tambien debes a pensar antes de escribir. Should you not posses a multi-lingual capabality such as I, let me translate for you."Remember that you need to understand what you read, and also think before you write"..Now, I'll make your day. I am white male, 47 years of age, gun lover, Christian, Republican, US Army veteran whose family has been in this country for over 150 years...in other words I am everything that makes your little toes nervous..and as far as your insulting the religion of the posters on this site...I will turn the other cheek and pray for you,..Had I been a Muslim I could have had your head, your wife...your relatives...e.t.c. Thank God for the USA huh?...Cherrio!
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Seeing as Oprah mentioned Noah and the Bible, just thought it would be interesting to know what the Bible actually says about global warming!From Peter: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night: in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burnt up."Jesus said that the signs of the end of the world would be earthquakes, famines, plagues (HIV/AIDS; Bird Flu/Malaria). (Matthew 24)In Revelation 8 it says "And the third angel sounded and there fell a great star from heaven, burning like a lamp, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood: and many men died of the waters because they were made bitter." In Russian the word for Wormwood is Chernobyl!Just a few points to ponder as time might just be running out for planet Earth.Anyhow, God says there will be a new heaven and a new earth so lets not get paranoid.
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Joe - incoherent ranting does not get you anywhere. This warped logic has lead to corruption, lies, torture and a total bastardisation of Christian principles. America has had some good moments and prior the fall of the Berlin Wall it was generally a force for good.But with twits like you running the show the USA is just an embarassment.It is not a matter of being for or against America - it is matter of acting with morality and intelligence. So desist from jingoistic prattle.How will America fight Avian flu? - will you pray or will you ask Scientists how to prevent, mitigate and cure?
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Pray "while" you are thinking.Less said is "always" more ;-)HAPPY HALLOWEEN!HAPPY SAINTS DAY!
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Some people have posted fake science papers. Remember that the energy industry not only runs the Government and but it has unlimited funds in order to confuse the populace.But let me explain how an intelligent energy policy would actually save the US tax payers trillions of dollars.Imagine if Jimmy Carter had imposed Gas Taxes similar to the Europeans. What would have happaned?1) Hundreds of Billions of Taxes raised, this money returned in the form of Tax Cuts and subsidies.2) Demand for Gasoline would have fallen, meaning less money for the Middle East, Less profits for the Oil Companies and various vested politicians.The USA would have developed and profited from cutting edge technolgies.3) As gas prices fall, the Gas tax increases proportionately, thus diverting funds from Middleeast back to the Taxpayers.4) The USA, being an intelligent Country could lead/work with other Countries to promote global stability.5) No nead to have Wars in Afghan, Iraq (2), Iran.6) No 9/11, no destruction of New Orleans, no loss of Civil liberties and no need to spend billions spent on domestic Security.Instead we have an organised religious cult, with no understanding of the New Testamount driving the agenda and marginalising democracy, truth, intelligence to the sidelines. Jesus would not approve of environmental pillage, Torture, imperialistic and illegal wars and general incompetence.Stop praying and start thinking.
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GLOBAL WARMING CAUSED ALL THESE HURRICANES?Giant hurricanes are rare, but they are not new. And they are not increasing. To the contrary. Just go to the website of the National Hurricane Center and check out a table that lists hurricanes by category and decade. The peak for major hurricanes (categories 3,4,5) came in the decades of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.(http://powerlineblog.com/archives/011529.php)(http://www.junkscience.com/Hurricanes/Ferocity.gif)STREISAND DECLARES 'GLOBAL WARMING EMERGENCY'THE SUPERSTAR SONGSTRESS SERENADED SAWYER WITH STORM SEASON ASSERTIONS. BUT TO SOME SHE'LL SOUND MORE LIKE A WINDSOCK SINGING LIBERALISM'S GOLDEN OLDIES! NEW YORK -- This summer's back to back superstorms are proof positive we have entered a new period of "global warming emergency," artist/citizen Barbra Streisand warns.Streisand is back on the scene to promote her reunion disc with Barry Gibb. As hellstorm "Rita" churned in the Gulf, Streisand sat down for a promotional interview with ABCNEWS's Diane Sawyer. "We are in a global warming emergency state, and these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense," Streisand urgently declares. But Sawyer did not remind Streisand that a Category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds -- when the singer was five years old, in 1947! And when Streisand was 8 years old, a Cat 5 hurricane -- named "Dog" -- packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic. When she was 9, a Cat 5 storm named "Easy" ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds. Streisand was 13 years old when "Janet" hit Mexico with 150 mph winds. Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as "Cleo" formed with 140 mph. At 18, Streisand read news about "Donna" AND "Ethel" -- both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960! One year later, when Streisand was 19, it happened again: Two Category 5 storms scared the world: "Carla" and "Hattie!" "Carla" maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on "The Jack Paar Show." And who could forget Hurricane "Camille" -- which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as "Funny Girl" garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.
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Just remember, "The most common statement from the scientific community is, 'we were wrong'." Only the hollywood famous could believe that we actually have influence over such natural matters. uh, why are polar ice caps melting on other planets and moons? Jack
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To the younger generation: Please don't misunderstand, most that question global warming aren't claiming that it doesn't exist, only that it isn't primarily caused by man. Also in regards to 2000 soldiers that have died in Iraq, consider this: when fighting in their lands we have lost 2000 in 2 plus years, but on our land we lost 3000 cililians in one day. Would you prefer to fight them here? Anyone that suggests that this isn't a real war is very naive or ignorant. Ask those who grieved over their loved ones after 911. We have a choice to deal with this now or pass this problem on to our grandchildren while we cower and live it up as if it doesn't exist, kinda like we did with the social security system that you see haunting your generation today.
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DiCaprio & Co. are relying on old, flawed science in their claims. When it come to the Earth's weather & temprature cycles the only constant is change.Here is a free 23 minute video that is a real eye-opener:http://www.friendsofscience.org/index.php?ide=3
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I am sure some of the CO2 ommisions of course were never made going to and from his movies that he has made in sport utility trucks...He sort of leaves out that because of our productivity we give most of the aid when crisis occurs to the countries that don't produce. The movie industry is rife with hypocrisy and misinformation. Nice to sit back in their ivory towers, armchair quarterback the political and scientific community, give away 2 or 5 million to their favorite enviormental 'Save the South African Warbler' and criticizing the very country that enables the 'working man' the means, culture and life to afford to buy that evil smog producing vehicle to go watch his movies. Captain America "stay free"
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I admire Leo for taking his time to educate people about an issue as frightening as Global warming on TV, while other famous people take to promoting themselves.I doubt his misinformed. You are misinformed in thinking so. He acted as chairman for Earth day 2000 and is invovled with a number of environmental organizations. I can certainly say that he's more enlightened on the topic than the poster above.Get a life. Find a celebrity spending their free time on a much worthless cause to bash.
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Why do we listen to actors and actresses in the first place ? These people make their living by pretending they are someone else..saying and doing as they are told.. What other industry presents ITSELF with awards and tributes ? Can you imagine an award for the Best Welder on the Chevrolet assembly line and then running it during prime time ?? I have not been convinced that Globar Warming even exits much less proves to be a concern. Just how much has the earth warmed up in the last 10 yrs, 20 yrs,, last 100 yrs.. Winter is coming and maybe we can save some money on fuel ?? We straight answers from people who really know,,not professional actors and actresses, etc...
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Typical spoiled uneducated damned hippie mentality. The earth goes through cycles quite often. I live in a hurricane zone. In 1933 there were almost as many storms. Guess what!, no sattelites back then. Who knows there could have been a hundred storms in 33 we just didnt know because of lack of sattelite tracking technology.Oh and by the way, tsunamis are caused by earthquakes.
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Joe - also your comments on WW2, demonstrate the typical type of brainwashing that you have been subjected to all your life.The French initial performance was no worse than the USA. Three years after the invasion of Poland the USA enter the War and only after they were attacked. Some historians argue that US public opinion had to be tricked into the War by an enlightened President. There were plenty of high level Fascist apologists and spy's (as there were in other Countries.)By this time The Russians had already beaten back Hitler at a loss of nearly 8 million people and Montgomery had turned the tide in Africa. The Italian fleet had been sunk as had the French (before they could hand the ships over to Hitler) also the "Battle of Britain" had ocuured with devasting losses to the Gernman airforce.While I agree that it is reasonable to state that with out America the European theatre may have ended in some type of German victory - to state tha the USA won the War (by their own brilliance) is akin to saying that the Germans won the battle of Waterloo. (There late entry did tip the balance).The sad lesson today is that if these events were to occur today that there would be many more Fascist apologists in the US. Other Countries have apparently learned their history and a wiser as a result.Start thinking and stop praying.
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Learn more about our environment at www.co2science.org
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I can't imagine where the "Visionary" gets his visions, but is he really saying that if Jimmy Carter had raised gas taxes then he would have prevented 911 and Hurricane Katrina? And he probably wonders why some people call liberals, "flaming idiots".
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How do the enviro-wackos explain the "global warming" currently taking place on the planet Mars?
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If the body can create cancer in response to toxins and kill someone. Why is it such a stretch for you to believe that large amounts of toxins can have an effect on the Earth? I have a feeling most of you simply want to take a shot at a celebrity. I hope this is the case. If not, our education system has failed once again.Dave
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