With Global Warming hysteria on the rise, the most absurd scenario doesn't seem so absurd anymore. <br><br>Probably not too far off in the future, some indoctrination colony (college) will enact zero carbon footprint policies, such as banning cheering at all outdoor events including college football games. The 75,000 fans will be allowed to clap or stomp their feet, but cheering or yelling strictly prohibited. Anyone emitting C02 beyond breathing will be removed from the stadium and arrested. To attend the game, you will be forced to wear a green global warming sticker on your forehead, which is visual acknowledgment that you understand the policy. <br><br>***************<br><br>nuttin'
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>And Al Gore will fly in his gas-guzzling jet to the games and conduct an "Inconvenient Truth" seminar on the field using images stolen from "The Day After Tomorrow" movie. <p><hr></blockquote><p>Prayer will finally be allowed as environmentalism becomes the national religion. Al Gore will conduct the pre-game prayer to mother nature on the jumbo stadium screens.<br><br>***************<br><br>nuttin'
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American led development and global expansion of Green technologies and implementation of sustainable & renewable energy resources will likely be the biggest boon to our economy since the tech bubble of the 90s. There will be lots of corporate wealth and there will be lots of environmentalists rewarded for their contributions. Seems like a win-win situation if this country can make it happen. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
[color:blue]Seems like a win-win situation if this country can make it happen. </font color=blue> - As mentioned we are doing everything we can to get Greener and one big obstacle is the cost to implement greener initiatives <br><br>What this country needs to do is export the US environmentalists to 3rd world countries to hag on them - then import cheaper more efficient environmentalists into this country that would work better <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> As mentioned we are doing everything we can to get Greener and one big obstacle is the cost to implement greener initiatives<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yes, the cost. Someone's (Wall Street) going to invest a lot of money on research and development. Then a lot of people will be paid to do the science and technology ... which will result in more money being invested (by big corporations) to bring this new technology to fruition. With new goals that are environmentally-sensitive, modern factories will be built, Americans will be employed, products will be built and sold globally. National infrastructure will be rebuilt, more jobs, more profit.<br><br>Wall Street isn't going to see the cost as an obstacle, they'll see it as an investment to control as much of these industries as they can. <br><br>Sorry to see you guys have so little faith in the technologies that are on the verge of becoming mainstream. Even McCain is trying to claim a piece of it with his own "Lexington Project", I commend him for that ... but his plans depend too much on consuming more oil rather than less of it. <br><br>Environmentalist who are on the cutting edge of these emerging technologies and Green industries have a strong foothold in science. Environmentalists " only promote a flighty utopian mindset" is what the right loves to mock (or at least be sarcastic that they take your BBQ away from you and smother you with carbon offset mandates). What's actually be done is promoting practical applications of science and technology in order to benifit in the longterm from our natural resources. You can laugh at science and the academics of these emerging technologies, but these are the exact things that will revitalize the American auto industry, the infrastructure of our cities, the homes we live in and the things we consume ... this is where the money is. And that is how we pull our economy out of the gutter if the American people and the politicians they elect move in a forward direction rather than relying on old technologies.<br><br>Or be a putz and import cheap labor and expensive consumables from other countries. You decide and vote accordingly.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
You spell out a rational approach to the cost but you are leaving out one large problem. Although the United States has the lead in these new technologies it does not necessarily follow that we continue to lead. We do not build nuclear power plants so the French, British, and Japanese lead in the design of new nuclear plants. We are now years behind in a whole area we invented.<br><br>We still currently lead in stem cell research and Obama's promise of removing the federal ban will help but six years of handcuffs on the research here will hurt for many years to come.<br><br>Solar cells and other green technology especially using nanospheres we still currently have the lead but this could quickly vanish if the rest of the first world countries are leading the way by creating less CO2 emissions and we are left to dig coal in Kentucky.<br><br>As you say, there is much money to be made by researching and using smarter, cutting edge technology. But it could be counted in Euros and yen.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Or be a putz and import cheap labor and expensive consumables from other countries.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I missed that last line on the first read. I guess you did spell out the alternatives.<br><br>
I agree...why do people think T Boone Pickens... an OIL man has endorsed wind energy technology?<br><br><br> he sees a great opportunity !!<br><br>too bad the knot-heads in the WH can't see that !!!<br><br>David (OFI)
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