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Our planet is being destroyed, does anybody care?

 
 
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:52 am
@spendius,
Strange. Smart thing to do.
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 08:17 am
@Caroline,
And Hex they only built a solar car to break the world record, now a solar plane can fly the Atlantic so technology is improving fast. What would you suggest?
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 09:22 am
@Caroline,
Caroline wrote:
As explained before technology is always improving and on a fast level, we have the got technology now to introduce greener cars, if you can't see that then you're naive. I already explained how they've invented a better battery with half the time to recharge and lasts twice as long. Technology is always improving on a fast level and this is what we should be looking at, stop whining unless you've got a better idea to clean up the earth.
You praise techonology which has been around for decades, and yet not really useable at the same time you say it develop at a fast levl, good selfcontradiction. Nor do you know how to use the word "naive".

I'm quite sure I remember you as an adult, yet you speak like a very little child. Please stop embarrassing youself.
HexHammer
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 09:24 am
@HexHammer,
Caroline wrote:

And Hex they only built a solar car to break the world record, now a solar plane can fly the Atlantic so technology is improving fast. What would you suggest?
I would suggest for you to be quiet.
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 09:28 am
@HexHammer,
So do you have anything constructive to say? I thought not. Here you go http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012525388_electriccar04m.html
http://www.e-bikesdirect.co.uk/info/About-Us.aspx
And there are better cars than that, the technology keeps getting better and better.
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 09:43 am
@Caroline,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-SXV-eGEdg
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 09:59 am
@Caroline,
Caroline wrote:

Look if you haven't got anything constructive to say then stay out of the thread. How my ideas are a little far fetched you haven't even bothered to explain, instead you've gone off on this little hissy fit, how childish. People come here to debate constructively neither of you have shown this and it shows lack of intelligence, please don't bother to reply as you are going off topic and frankly I can't be bothered with you, I've enjoyed this thread because some people have contributed constructively but yours and hex's patronizing comments are just silly, please grow up or back off, I haven't got the time, yawn


You appear to be a fine illustration of the very qualities for which you so liberally criticize others. In attition to being a hypocritical and opinionated little snit, you also appear to have very little understanding of the science and technology that you repeatedly assert will save us from ourselves. Opinionate ignorance with a loud voice is indeed a terrible thing.
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 10:06 am
@georgeob1,
I do get defensive when I'm contradicted without an explanation and I'm sorry for that but like I said before I didn't claim to be an expert and requested constructive posts unlike yours. I think the mudslinging has gone on far enough and if it continues I'll ask to close the thread. Or you could just quit slinging the insults, you didn't have to go that far, mine was pretty harmless and in context, opinionated little snit was hurtful, I haven't even met you.
Arjuna
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 11:52 am
@Caroline,
Caroline wrote:

opinionated little snit
Hi Caroline!!

That insult sounds like something an opinionated little snit would say.

But anyway... bullet trains... and there's a japanese transportation model that is a kind of hybrid car/train/elevator thing... little cars come by every fifteen minutes and you can get in one. I think it was invisioned for this giant earthquake resistant structure thingy. I'll find a link to it when I can remember what it's called.

But anyway... inspired by the illustrious Dave Allen, I'm reading a couple books on global warming. One I'm learning a lot from is called: The Long Thaw by David Archer. He's an oceanographer who was also involved in a college text book called: Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. I have it too and am about 1/3 of the way through it. It's a lot more technical.

Muchos good vibes your way, my friend. See ya on the flip side!
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 11:57 am
@Caroline,
In Herman Melville's masterpiece Moby Dick the hero Ishmael, after a particularly harrowing period on the ocean, prays to the heavens that the ladies back home will turn their wicks down or at least trim them a little and thus render the necessity of looking for oil less trying.

We men want little ourselves. It is the price you ladies demand for satisfying one of those wants, and simple enough to accomplish it is, that drives this roller-coaster you are complaining about. So it ill behooves you to castigate us when we are only trying our best on your behalfs.

But we are easy targets I must admit. If you spoke with such vehemence to the ladies who consume the most, as I suggested you might, you would get pelted with turnips.
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:00 pm
@Arjuna,
Arjuna wrote:

But anyway... bullet trains... and there's a japanese transportation model that is a kind of hybrid car/train/elevator thing... little cars come by every fifteen minutes and you can get in one. I think it was invisioned for this giant earthquake resistant structure thingy. I'll find a link to it when I can remember what it's called.
Yeah I've seen that, I've forgotten what city they have them in, excellent.
Arjuna wrote:
But anyway... inspired by the illustrious Dave Allen, I'm reading a couple books on global warming. One I'm learning a lot from is called: The Long Thaw by David Archer. He's an oceanographer who was also involved in a college text book called: Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. I have it too and am about 1/3 of the way through it. It's a lot more technical.
Sounds great.
Arjuna wrote:
Muchos good vibes your way, my friend. See ya on the flip side!
You too my friend, thanks!
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Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:04 pm
@spendius,
I'm sorry if I upset you.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:10 pm
@Caroline,
Upset me my dear!!! Good gracious. Where did you get a silly idea like that from. I'm loving it.

I remember guffawing when Toyah Battersby, before her defenestration, tried to get money out of the crew in the Rovers Return to save the earth.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 05:22 pm
@spendius,
You are probably not aware Caroline that I have suffered degrading insults and vile villification on A2K for calling into question members flying in from all over the western hemisphere to attend A2K meetings in order to increase the number of people on their Christmas card list and be guided around the local architecture and chip shops.

Your attacks on gratuitous consumption are insignificant if you are not declared a complete asshole. It would show that you represent no danger. An "opinionated little snit" is only a yellow rosette.
deepthot
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:41 pm
@Caroline,
I care.

I don't want raw sewage in water, water that will then need to be distilled before I will consent to drink it. I don't want poor air quality due to polluters.

I want to thank you, Caroline, for posting this thread. You are ethically-sensitive. I, for one, appreciate very much your efforts.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:42 pm
@spendius,
spendi, What's your problem? What if people all over the western hemisphere meet at a2k venues? What harm does it do to you - personally?
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 05:46 am
@cicerone imposter,
It adds to the **** Caroline is exercised about for no other reason than that those who do that sort of thing can obviously not find sufficient satisfaction with those they live near. It also increases the demand for oil and thus leads to additional funding for terrorists, events like Deepwater Horizon and the atmosphere, which I breathe, being loaded up with shite.

The number of A2Kers who attend such events, which are necessarily superficial socialising, as a proportion of A2K's members, is derisory and prove that they are oddballs.

Will you provide the list of those who attended wande's Chicago gathering and the distances they travelled to get there.
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 01:36 pm
@deepthot,
deepthot wrote:

I care.

I don't want raw sewage in water, water that will then need to be distilled before I will consent to drink it. I don't want poor air quality due to polluters.

I want to thank you, Caroline, for posting this thread. You are ethically-sensitive. I, for one, appreciate very much your efforts.
What do you do about it, other than just speak about it?
Caroline
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 06:53 am
We all have to make an effort to recycle and do our bit for the environment such as not take the car to the shops when they're within walking distance. We've become lazy, life is so much easier now with the material things we have now. If we all made an committed effort we will preserve instead of destroy.
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 08:07 am
@Caroline,
You need to address planning decisions Caroline before offering such advice. You can't have the economies of scale which supermarkets provide if they are built on suburban estates. And it's the same with industrial estates.

Very few people can walk to the shops or to work these days. And if they can walk to the shops the shops are not much good.

Like Bob Dylan said--"We're goin' all the way 'till the wheels fall off and burn."
 

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