BS or Ignorance ?

United States
September 24, 2007 8:14am CST
This is a quote from a recent speech of a former President of the United States of America, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. "The US needs to unleash “the greatest concentration of economic activity since we mobilised for World War II” by embracing new energy technology and regulatory incentives to tackle global warming, according to former US president Bill Clinton." This quote by our esteemed former President is either BS or ignorance. Let me explain. Suppose there was a major drought on going. What would you think of a quote like this? "We need to unleash a series of steady rain showers by embracing new weather modification technology encouraged by regulatory incentives to end this drought and prevent them in the future." Sounds pretty good, right? Never mind there is no regulatory incentive that can further encourage inventors to invent weather modification technology. Such technology would be so valuable the government would have a hard time stopping it from being invented, when such technology is feasible and possible. While the government can not cause the invention of beneficial technology,(except thru patent protection) it can easily prevent the invention of any beneficial technology. How? Regulations coupled with regulatory incentives! Are you starting to get the idea of how the orginal quote at the top of this post is bogus? Of course, we need new energy technology. I promise you thousands in the employ of major corporations and working independently are right now working on new energy technology. You could not get them to work faster or better except by strengthening patent protection so the small inventor does not get cheated. You could not get them to work faster or better because they stand to become rich for solving this problem. Regulatory incentives! Just get the government out of the way! So, the orginal quote, is it BS or ignorance? My opinion is that since he also threw in the part about fighting global warming, it is BS. That man made global warming is a fraud is now acknowledged by honest intelligent people who look into this problem. What say you? BS or ignorance?
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@Destiny007 (5819)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Both. Look who he had as vice president... Al Gore who is another consummate BS artist. "The US needs to unleash “the greatest concentration of economic activity since we mobilised for World War II” by embracing new energy technology and regulatory incentives to tackle global warming, according to former US president Bill Clinton." That sentence is simply stating that we need to spend lots and lots of tax dollars, even more than we spent during WWII on research and development, and pass lots and lots of new laws in order to fight Global Warming. The man made Global Warming is a fraud, and yes it is acknowledged as such, no matter what the leading US scientist said the other day. Just yesterday I read a news article that said something about the water rising a half meter or so, that certain landmarks and places would be swamped, and that there was nothing that we could do to prevent it. Global Warming is real...man made Global Warming is not. There is nothing man can do to stop it, so if the water is going to overtake us like a scene out of Waterworld, then the best way to combat it is by buying a nice pair of Water Wings. Better get a few and a patch kit just in case. There is a third possibility as well...not only is he spouting BS and ignorance, he is also counting on the ignorance of the American people who are all too eager to believe everything he says, and who consider BJ Clinton to be the Second Coming.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
"Both" ? Why did I not think of that? I think you are correct. "Yesterday I read a news article that said something about the water rising a half meter or so." LOL... remember when they were saying 10 meters? Lowering the estimate to 1 meter is a movement toward the truth. In the next 100 years the oceans are likely to rise 1 or 2 inches! I suspect some of the lying scientists (Yes, they are lying!) are becoming embarassed by their former positions. The internet has been instrumental in honest intelligent people exchanging ideas and facts to reveal the truth of man made global warming. Long live the internet.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
I forgot to mention that the "half meter or so" was over about the next 50 to 150 years or something.... wasn't that the time frame for the 10 meters? If I remember correctly, the article also claimed the water had risen by half a meter already.... I think someone must have been moving their measuring sticks when they wasn't looking.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Sep 07
Absolutely right. I remember another Mylot thread asking what YOU personally are doing to combat Global Warming. I then see a quoted part of the wikipedia article stating that volcanic and solar activity are low (the latter is in contradiction by the way). Unfortunately if one looks further in that article you see a different perspective saying that solar activity is going through powerful cycles and flux which the Original Poster didn't bother to show (this section also had more citations that the quote the OP used). Personally, I like the environment and do what I can to help, its a long list and I'm still compiling it. Still, I can see that the empty flapping headed politicians and celebs aren't practicing what they preach. Further the useless power heads aren't extolling man made global warming to save the planet, its just to use fear tactics to get them in power. That is all it is with many politicians, all they say, they say for your vote and for their power. Once they get it, they could care less what happens to the citizen.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
BS global warming is just a stupid way for the goverment to make extra money.
• United States
24 Sep 07
The government makes extra money along with "special" friends and "special" interests. I wonder how many people realize one of the proposed "incentives" to spur energy technology is a gas tax to dramatically increase the cost of gasoline? Here's the link to an article containing the original quote. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e6699824-69ec-11dc-a571-0000779fd2ac.html
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• United States
24 Sep 07
Its too bad that everyone cant realize this some people will beleave anything.
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@soadnot (1606)
• Canada
26 Sep 07
guys, the global warming swindle is BS.. go research it yourself.. it doesnt even show the huge temp spike in their graphs..
@VKXY62 (1605)
• Australia
25 Sep 07
I heard somewhere that Al Gore thinks that Latin is the spoken language in Latin America. Was he not Bill Clinton's advisor on Latin America? If this is true, then he sounds like U.S. presidential material to me.
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• United States
25 Sep 07
Gore was Clinton's Vice President. He was next in line for the presidency if something had happened to Clinton. As much as I dislike Clinton, I am very glad nothing happened to him.