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GUEST,999 BS: Will Obama approve the XL pipeline? (208* d) RE: BS: Will Obama approve the XL pipeline? 08 Mar 13


Did you ever think you might be ignoring the thoughts of a good man? You are forcing me into a position of agreeing with Q. He likes Harper. I don't. That said, he has stated the best over-all view of our predicament I have ever read. Unless we face a few facts real soon we are fucked as a planet.

About 40 years ago I was in the company of a very bright [brilliant] engineer and very bright [brilliant] physicist. They are still my friends today. (How bright? One with a friend of his did the mathematical calculations that predicted the existence of black holes, and the other worked out why we spent seven days and nights in the Sierra Nevadas with less than a quart of grass and came out with much less than a pint. He incidentally discovered why our view of things is occasionally skewed. Think muons and time here. (Muons were discovered later.) Between them they discovered why solar energy had problems: it would have required more available copper than existed on the planet to light the city of LA.

The world has to 'work', but when we think that, we have to understand what that means. If we see it as an organism, it must be fed and warmed, at least to the degree it can reproduce. If we take away either of the two, that's it--doesn't matter which--that's it.

Given that neither can be done away with, we not only need both, but we also require both. Ipso facto, or in Montrealese, that's it, that's all.

Anyway, regardless of the politics of all this, there remains the reality. It is this: we keep the status quo and accept that at least some percentage of the world will have to stop consuming [die] or we reduce our consumption. In the parlance, that's it, that's all.

Now, fuck Cheney and all that, who ya gonna believe? The banks or Q?

The few bucks I have are on Q. TI, TA.


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