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Green New Deal: Is It Really Just About Climate Change?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by easy rider, Feb 10, 2019 at 12:27 AM.

  1. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    Some folks tell themselves they are moderate and open-minded . . . but it ain't always so. When the left is full of shit, a thinking person can tell the difference, and there is no middle ground in such instances. :meh:
     


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  2. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    I don’t think that’s the case I was making. I’ll try to clarify.


    We have the freedom and wealth to make poor decisions. It’s what happens when you have freedom.


    People in this country often make poor decisions. People like to blame McDonalds and the video posted earlier about eating only McDonalds is a great example. But find one person who hasn’t know for at least 30 years that McDonalds is garbage food that is bad for you. Yet instead of making a documentary about people making bad decisions it becomes a poster of “Look what McDonalds does to people!”

    McDonalds didn’t make anyone fat. They offered a product and people CHOSE to buy it knowing full well it was unhealthy (at least in modern context, ‘90s to now).

    How many smoke knowing full well what the effects are?


    In Chicago young men are choosing to join street gangs and follow a life of crime. Chicago blames the gun and goes after firearms, yet the city and a few others are still the source of so many murders it actually lowers the average lifespan of the United States.


    My point was that we have the freedom and means to make poor decisions. If you don’t have the freedom to make a poor decision (like eating unhealthy food), you don’t really have freedom.

    But it’s not the fault of our healthcare system or lack of access. There’s not an ER in the country that can turn anyone away, even if you walk in and say you have no money and will never pay them. Hell, you can eat flown by helicopter to a top notch facility, have emergency life saving surgery performed, never pay a dime, and practically nothing will happen to you for it. Everyone in this nation has “access” to healthcare and it’s arguably the best in the world. But it can’t undo a lifetime of bad decisions leading to obesity and heart failure.


    Hope that clarifies.


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  3. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    I can see my comment went completely over the top, never moved a hair.
     
  4. Davetex

    Davetex TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Being an attention whore does not equate to being smart. It only equates to being the loudest and most obnoxious.
     
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  5. Tex62

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    Folks, they are trying to wreck you. They are trying to bring your standard of living down to everyone else’s. The US is 5% of the world population and has 25% of the wealth. Why import third world populations into first world countries.

    They want one world government. What stands in their way? Why do they want your guns?

    This is all a means to an end. They are not stupid. They think you are.


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  6. Tex62

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    Yes, she is not bright. Do really think a 27 year old bar tender can come up with this shit on her own. Who’s controlling her?


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    She’s a deep state stooge.


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  8. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Maybe, but some here would have read it as you described and didn’t want to be misconstrued.


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  9. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    I'm in my usual, Monday morning, fact-check mode.

    When Trump tweeted AOC and the Green New Deal proposed "to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military" he was clearly in his Make-Shit-Up mode.
    Most unfortunate is that many believe his tweets.
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1094375749279248385
    No such proposals have been made.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...en-new-deal-democrats/?utm_term=.f6414c1ff334

    AOC's Green New Deal is obviously excessively ambitious.
    It's taking existing societal trends too far.
    Most everything in it is simply a re-presentation of extant environmental and energy initiatives already under way.

    I'm just wondering why adjectives like Socialist, communist, calling her dumb, daft and a whore come into the discussion.


     
  10. Mowingmaniac 24/7

    Mowingmaniac 24/7 Well-Known

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    After discovering a leftist among us I hit the ignore button on them.

    Why pay them any attention?
     


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