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From: Michael on 27 Apr 2010 17:14
On Apr 27, 1:54 pm, Conscience <nobama@g v.com> wrote:
> On 2010-04-27 13:34:28 -0700, "Speeders & Drunk Drivers Are Murderers"
> <threeb...(a)yahoo.com> said:
> > Increasing the tax on gas would save thousands of lives a year as
> > people drove slower to get better mileage. We saw that in 2008.
> Oh, yeah. Brilliant idea.
> How 'bout those food prices, huh?
Funny too how the food prices didn't drop after gas dropped from $4/
From: Ala on 9 May 2010 11:31
"Conscience" <nobama@g�v.com> wrote in message
> On 2010-04-27 14:14:43 -0700, Michael <mrdarrett(a)gmail.com> said:
>> On Apr 27, 1:54 pm, Conscience <nobama@g v.com> wrote:
>>> On 2010-04-27 13:34:28 -0700, "Speeders & Drunk Drivers Are Murderers"
>>> <threeb...(a)yahoo.com> said:
>>>> Increasing the tax on gas would save thousands of lives a year as
>>>> people drove slower to get better mileage. We saw that in 2008.
>>> Oh, yeah. Brilliant idea.
>>> How 'bout those food prices, huh?
>> Funny too how the food prices didn't drop after gas dropped from $4/
> Why would they? Much has been raped from the food supply to manufacturer
> Another brilliant pipe-dream.
I think bio-diesel was a scam. Archer Daniels or whatever their name is,
isn't making enough money on selling their corn to put in our food so they
lobbied congress to get subsidies to enable them to get even richer. Still
even though I think that was a total scam, there's a lot of problems
It was 11 am and Evo Morales had turned a football stadium into a giant
classroom, marshaling an array of props: paper plates, plastic cups,
disposable raincoats, handcrafted gourds, wooden plates and multicolored
ponchos. All came into play to make his main point: to fight climate change,
"we need to recover the values of the indigenous people."
Yet wealthy countries have little interest in learning these lessons and are
instead pushing through a plan that at its best would raise average global
temperatures 2 degrees Celsius. "That would mean the melting of the Andean
and Himalayan glaciers," Morales told the thousands gathered in the stadium,
part of the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of
Mother Earth. What he didn't have to say is that the Bolivian people, no
matter how sustainably they choose to live, have no power to save their
Bolivia's climate summit has had moments of joy, levity and absurdity. Yet
underneath it all, you can feel the emotion that provoked this gathering:
rage against helplessness.
It's little wonder. Bolivia is in the midst of a dramatic political
transformation, one that has nationalized key industries and elevated the
voices of indigenous peoples as never before. But when it comes to Bolivia's
most pressing, existential crisis--the fact that its glaciers are melting at
an alarming rate, threatening the water supply in two major
cities--Bolivians are powerless to do anything to change their fate on their