George W Bush wasn't too busy'with other things' to make global warming a key policy issue when he ran for President in 2000.Now there is a man whose judgement should be trusted.@ longnecker, Curly, People can change and so do Presidents. After the 9/11 attacks, the nationalists(cheney, rumsfeld) and militarists(Paul Wolfowitz, elliot abrams) joined forces in the G W Bush Administration and created a foreign policy that was both idealistic and militarist and led to two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan(the global warming issue was put on hold and the economy on Wall Street auto-pilot) It resulted in mostly disastrous outcomes. In G W Bush's second term , the realist , pragmatists, (Bob Zoellick, Brent Scowcroft ,and James Baker) took over and led to the negotiated Status of Forces agreement with Iraq to end the war and withdrawal of US troops, put on hold accepting small rogue states like former Soviet client state Georgia into NATO that could have led to a direct nuclear confrontation between Russia and the US, pressured Israel on self-restraint and ending its blockade of humanitarian aid going to the Palestinians, and also put global warming back in focus with G W Bush signing the 2005 Energy Policy Act--The Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Energy Law - EPAct 2005 Energy ...Next time, I'll bring up global warming. I hope I don't get my ass kicked.....buddy
Definition: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is "An act to ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy." It supports:The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is "An act to ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy." It supports:
- federal and state programs and standards for energy efficiency and conservation
- assessment of renewable energy resources
- incentives for renewable energy production, including geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, and other sustainble sources
- government purchasing of renewable energy, including fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen energy systems
Last edited by Beau Stockard; 08-27-2012 at 10:44 AM. Reason: sp.
On the upside he did pave the way for the best President ever Ronald Reagan
on top of that he Posed as a president.
You're doing fine ,max ,on vitriolic emotionalism ,but short on history. President Jimmy Carter promised that he'd never lie to us and he kept that promise . Too bad for us that too many Americans were not ready to handle the truth. They didn't like the message so they wanted to kill the messenger. There are conservative , libertarian, and liberal economists who agree that if we had followed Jimmy Carter's energy conservation advice more quickly like he laid it out in his now famous "Sweater Speech" then the United States would be energy self-sufficient today.he started the DOE (good job democrats...hastened the unrest in the middle east by putting the sha of Iran (our ally) out
Proposed Energy Policy . Jimmy Carter . WGBH American …
... will be easy, nor will they be popular. But I ... Now we have a chance again to give the ... Jimmy Carter delivered this televised speech on April 18, 1977.I keep a copy of President Carter's "Sweater Speech " at my bedside , and like a prayer before I sleep, I marvel at the prescient vision in his words and the unselfish giving to us of his wisdom.Tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you about a problem unprecedented in our history. With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our lifetimes. The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly.
It is a problem we will not solve in the next few years, and it is likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century.
We must not be selfish or timid if we hope to have a decent world for our children and grandchildren.
We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now, we can control our future instead of letting the future control us. ...
One choice is to continue doing what we have been doing before. We can drift along for a few more years.
Our consumption of oil would keep going up every year. Our cars would continue to be too large and inefficient. Three-quarters of them would continue to carry only one person -- the driver -- while our public transportation system continues to decline. We can delay insulating our houses, and they will continue to lose about 50 percent of their heat in waste.
We can continue using scarce oil and natural [gas] to generate electricity, and continue wasting two-thirds of their fuel value in the process. ..
We can't substantially increase our domestic production, so we would need to import twice as much oil as we do now. Supplies will be uncertain. The cost will keep going up. Six years ago, we paid $3.7 billion for imported oil. Last year we spent $37 billion -- nearly ten times as much -- and this year we may spend over $45 billion.
Unless we act, we will spend more than $550 billion for imported oil by 1985 -- more than $2,500 a year for every man, woman, and child in America. Along with that money we will continue losing American jobs and becoming increasingly vulnerable to supply interruptions. ...We will feel mounting pressure to plunder the environment. We will have a crash program to build more nuclear plants, strip-mine and burn more coal, and drill more offshore wells than we will need if we begin to conserve now. Inflation will soar, production will go down, people will lose their jobs. Intense competition will build up among nations and among the different regions within our own country. ... The first principle is that we can have an effective and comprehensive energy policy only if the government takes responsibility for it and if the people understand the seriousness of the challenge and are willing to make sacrifices... The third principle is that we must protect the environment. Our energy problems have the same cause as our environmental problems -- wasteful use of resources. Conservation helps us solve both at once. ... The fifth principle is that we must be fair. Our solutions must ask equal sacrifices from every region, every class of people, every interest group. Industry will have to do its part to conserve, just as the consumers will. The energy producers deserve fair treatment, but we will not let the oil companies profiteer. prices should generally reflect the true replacement costs of energy. We are only cheating ourselves if we make energy artificially cheap and use more than we can really afford. ...we must conserve the fuels that are scarcest and make the most of those that are more plentiful. We can't continue to use oil and gas for 75 percent of our consumption when they make up seven percent of our domestic reserves. ... We can be sure that all the special interest groups in the country will attack the part of this plan that affects them directly. They will say that sacrifice is fine, as long as other people do it, but that their sacrifice is unreasonable, or unfair, or harmful to the country. If they succeed, then the burden on the ordinary citizen, who is not organized into an interest group, would be crushing.
Mr. Carlin is/was the bomb.
Careful, there's some curse words.
The planet will get along just fine. We're the ones getting fucked.
Everyone is responsible for their own happiness.
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Panama Girl (09-03-2012)
PanamaGirl,The corollary to your maxim would be if the planet is getting fucked then so are we big time.The planet will get along just fine. We're the ones getting fucked.
Panama Girl (09-04-2012)
The threat to our children's future is the dope on the video...
max, Who is the real dope?
President Obama's Energy and Climate Change policy has been supported by some of America's largest, most successful energy producers.( People who know a lot about sustainable renewable energy development)
CEO Of Nation’s Largest Power Company Backs Obama On Energy ...
Sep 07, 2012 · Rogers appeared as one of the guests on Soledad O’Brien’s “Starting Points” show on Monday, and started off his part of the …And here is where CEO Rogers comments get very interesting. Name one Big Oil , Coal, or Natural Gas CEO who also had the courage to acknowledge the historical realities of America's economic growth limitations in a real world of diminishing natural resources. CEO Rogers also said,On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers went on CNN and made a straightforward case for the reelection of President Obama, at least in terms of energy policy. ...“… as a CEO, you have to balance interest of your shareholders as well as your customers. But being a President of the United States, you have to balance many stakeholders’ interest and come up with the right solution and get the balance right between the role of business and the role of government.”This stakeholder view of public governance dovetails neatly with President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy.“My view is that we built power plants for 40 years and we need clarity in terms of the road forward. I believe eventually there will be regulation of carbon in this country. I think it’s critical in the long term to have the smallest emissions footprint possible when you generate electricity.”
Last edited by Beau Stockard; 09-10-2012 at 01:22 PM. Reason: sp.
this crap is what is ruining this country, when did it become a crime to be rich?
Panama Girl (09-17-2012)