Lets celebrate
Posted by Frank Cory (+239) 13 years ago
Earthday is important, lets celebrate

1) Kill something, eat it, repeat as often as sustainable. As any greenie can tell you, factory farming of monoculture crops is bad, bad, bad. It therefore stands to reason that going out into the ultimate polyculture of nature and putting a 6.5x55 mm Swede through the vitals of an unfarmed food critter is good, good, good. There are no fertilizers, no transportation from Chile, no profits, no runoff, no phosphates, no hormones, no genetic engineering, no close confinement, no slash, no burn, no trans fats, and no worries about "fair trade."

Hunting and fishing for personal consumption are the ultimate form of "Buy Local," and they don't even involve any dirty human money. If liberals really cared about the Earth as anything other than a lawyer's trick to enact their agenda, you would see a dead deer strapped to the roof of every Volvo and Lexus in America this fall, assuming their drivers could shoot straight and there were enough tags to go around.

2) Build a windmill in Ted Kennedy's yard. You will read many superlatives in the eventual obituaries for Ted "Too tired to call for help" Kennedy when they are written. One you will not see is that he is personally responsible, along with his various Fredo-like offshoots, for the single greatest act of environmental hypocrisy in American history. After years of railing for alternative energy and using it as a bludgeon against opponents, how did the Kennedy Clan react when private innovators announced plans to build America's first offshore windfarm, capable of powering much of the leftist La La Land of Cape Cod and the Islands? Well, they used all their considerable wealth and political power to do everything possible to delay, destroy and slander it, of course - because it would be visible (as a tiny figure on the distant horizon) from the expensive windows of the walled and storied Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.

Plus they might have to see it from their various yachts when they took them out for a sail. All their talk was just that - talk. The only principle the Kennedys had, when they had a chance to lead by example, was to join with their billionaire neighbors to preserve their absolute dominion over the Atlantic Ocean as their personal playground for as far as any keen eye might see. By doing this, they also preserved the fossil fuel tankers that must chug out to the area constantly to fuel the power plants there. But they don't own land near those hazards. When the time comes to discuss what taxpayer-funded boondoggle of a monument must be built to the Lying of the Senate, I would like to suggest "The Ted Kennedy Memorial Windfarm and Oldsmobile Mooring."

3) Stop illegal immigration. Population growth is another big threat, according to the Greenies, as are Americans and their costly lifestyle of non-poverty. The main source of population growth in America for years has been immigration in general and most of that has been illegal. If you want to control the population of affluent America to save the planet, then you must control illegal immigration. But for some reason, liberals don't like that obvious conclusion, even though without illegal immigration, America would have near-zero population growth, a liberal rallying cry. But again, it just shows the real purpose of environmentalism is to provide cover for old liberal orthodoxies in the modern age. Green is the new Red.

4) Build a nuclear power plant. No carbon dioxide, no rich sheiks, high-tech new-economy jobs that can't be outsourced, and nuke plants consume uranium that might otherwise go to build nuclear bombs. Greens love nuclear, right? Oh wait, they don't? That must be because it is an actual solution. And the waste - well that's the best part! It's a valuable resource we will one day exhume from its storage sites to reprocess for even more energy and useful isotopes. The fact that all the energy to power a city for years results in nothing but a few drums of solid waste shows how incredibly clean it is. A coal plant produces tons of waste every day - and sends it right into the air. That's how non-nuclear plants store their waste - in our lungs.

5) If you love nature, find a use for it. Deer, ducks, perch, bass, mink, quail, elk, moose, rabbits, stripers, walleye, squirrels and other such animals aren't going extinct anytime soon. That's because they have found a useful place in American culture as game animals. The best way to preserve land, plants, and animals, is to find a use for them, so that men will defend them when they are threatened. Hunters have preserved far more land than animal rights "activists." Fisherman care more about mercury in the water than any self-declared "riverkeeper."

6) Encourage wealth, private property, and capitalism. Poor countries have crappy, sterile, used-up, threatened and poisoned environments. Rich countries have National Parks, State Forests, private gamelands, wildlife preserves, marine sanctuaries and about a million other protected areas set aside for nature. They have clean water. They dispose of their waste properly. They enforce the laws they pass because they can afford to. They don't barbecue the last Mountain Gorilla because they need the $3 it will bring. Compare Texas to Ukraine to see what private property preserves and "common" property destroys.

7) Sprawl out to where nature is, get to know it. This is the residential version of "if you love nature, find a use for it." Environmentalists tend to cluster in sterile, polluted concrete cities so far removed from nature that they wouldn't know which of their beloved endangered species was which if one actually crawled up and bit them in the butt (and we can only hope). They dress in man-made fabrics and live man-made lives of man-focused activities in their egocentric, media-saturated, prepackaged, third floor, utilities-included look-how-cool-I-am posing and shopping human worlds. The suburbanites and rednecks they hate so intensely, meanwhile, actually live out there with all that nature the Greenies claim to love so much. It runs through their yards. It is given tribute in the back windows of their trucks. It occupies their weekends. And it is real to them, not just a debating device that justifies their pre-existing and well-rehearsed indignations. For some people, Earth Day is any day they can sneak out of work and go fishing. But I promise I was really sick Friday afternoon when there was that major peak in the solunar tables. (Mmmm, perch. Yum).
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Posted by Bridgier (+9371) 13 years ago
It's not nice to steal Frank: http://www.humanevents.co...p?id=31548

I'd argue with you, but since you've already proven yourself to be dishonest, I'd rather spare myself the trouble.
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1407) 13 years ago
You didn't quote or list your sources. Isn't that plagiarism?
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Posted by Frank Cory (+239) 13 years ago
<It's not nice to steal Frank: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31548>

...and its like you'd care where it came from?? Thanks for posting the Human events site though. More than 4 ways to skin a lib.

<I'd argue with you,>

Of course you would...of course you would.


<but since you've already proven yourself to be dishonest, I'd rather spare myself the trouble.>

I think I explained once before that i never post anything original with me....even if i summarize it in my own lingo....and neither do you.....But its ok...consider it your way out from having to address clear cut common sense ideas for a change. Bravery hasn't been one of your strong suits from what i can tell.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9371) 13 years ago
No, you're a thief. Why should I argue with someone who's dishonest? It's not like you're going to actually engage anything I say, because you've already established that intellectual honesty is secondary to you.

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I'm vain and I'm arrogant and I claim everything that I write here as mine own - and if it's not, then I tell people where I got it from.

Cutting and pasting without attribution is a sin. If I want to debate Marc Johnson regarding his seven silly things, then I'll go over to Human Events and do it directly.

Is it so hard to add a link and say "I found this and I agree with it -"

[This message has been edited by Bridgier (4/22/2009)]
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6173) 13 years ago
He's not worth it, Bridgier.
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Posted by jessiker (+287) 13 years ago
I agree, not really worth it to fight with someone who's prove themselves to be dishonest.

It wouldn't really have been so hard to give the link to the article - even if you felt the need to copy and paste the whole thing - rather than passing it off as your own. There's nothing cowardly about a person refusing to argue with someone who apparently doesn't have an original thought of their own to share.
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Posted by Frank Cory (+239) 13 years ago
<No, you're a thief.>

...and you are a coward. I think I like thievery better.


< Why should I argue with someone who's dishonest?>

Thats just an excuse not to have to deal with common sense issues and you know it. I think i should add laziness to your qualifications too.

< It's not like you're going to actually engage anything I say, because you've already established that intellectual honesty is secondary to you.>

I would be gratified if I thought you cared one whit about honesty .... but thats another story.

Anyone can google and you went for it...at least you got introduced to a site that is more than obama worship. If I were writing an essay for publication or to a worthy media source I most certainly would document the particular points. This is only a web gossip site...nothing more....so you can get off your fake outrage. you are only fooling yourself. You wont discuss the points made because they make too much sense...not because they were not documented. Either way...you'd have nothing to say so go ahead and high tail it.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9371) 13 years ago
Yeah... now you're just projecting Frank. Sad, very sad.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1889) 13 years ago
So far, you've got him admitting he's a thief, Bridgier. Keep up the good work.
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Posted by Frank Cory (+239) 13 years ago
<Yeah... now you're just projecting Frank. Sad, very sad.>

I guess its time to get out the violin eh? Boo hoo rag comin up!
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Posted by Frank Cory (+239) 13 years ago
<So far, you've got him admitting he's a thief, Bridgier. Keep up the good work>

atta boy bob...you tell em!.. ...but at least I'm an honest thief...eh?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6173) 13 years ago
Gee, Frank, does that mean you're a oxy-moron? Oops, I mean, moran.

[This message has been edited by Wendy Wilson (4/22/2009)]
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Posted by Michelle Portra (+41) 13 years ago
Yup, thats plagarism! You need Work Cited or in-text citations.
See I do get something outta English Class.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6116) 13 years ago
Why does this seem so familiar? In the spirit of this thread, I'm going to cut and paste something in response to Frank's someone else's thought:

Source: http://www.milescity.com/...fpid=81543

At best, you're a hack. At worst, you're a fraud. And for nothing! There is no defense for blatantly plagiarizing someone else's work, even if it is drivel. If you agree with what another person has said, cite your sources and tell us in your own words why you agree with what was said before. Don't claim someone else's intellectual property as your own. And - sweet mother of butter, Richard Frank! - don't try to justify doing so.

You haven't a leg to stand on, Richard Frank. When you've provided links in the past, your information could be attacked and disputed. But you could post even the best argument ever conceived and still be personally thought of as a pirate simply because you stole the idea and didn't give credit where it's due.

You're a garbage pirate, Richard Frank. Congratulations.


(I'm fairly certain I have the permission of the original author to repost the above.)

You're lazy, Frank. Laziness is just another form of cowardice.

[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (4/22/2009)]
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4459) 13 years ago
Geez. I usually have to beg for a link or a reference to people's material in this joint. If I'm lucky I get told to go look it up myself.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1678) 13 years ago
Brian......hmmm...I think you might have to take a long look in a mirror. I'll admit I didn't spend much time on this but I believe that I found what might be the original posting for some of what you <ahem> wrote in your accusation of Richard....

The link is here- http://www.medindia.net/j...asp?hId=19

The excerpt is as follows with the suspected plagiarized part in italics:

Stand on your own
When he awoke after his operation, the man was appalled to be told that by mistake the surgeon had cut the wrong leg off. Realising the mistake they had, of course, to amputate the bad leg as well. They were all very sorry ! Not surprisingly, he was not happy with this and when he had been discharged from hospital he went to see his lawyer. "No problem, we'll sue them for everything they've got," he was told, "You have a cast-iron case." As this was going to be such a big case, they decided to seek the help of a famous New York expert lawyer who specialised in medico-legal problems, and the patient was to return to his lawyer when the expert's advice had been received. Several weeks later he was called back to his lawyer who met him with a rather gloomy face. "I'm sorry," he was told, "but the expert advises you not to proceed with the case as you have very little chance of winning it." "WHAT !" exploded the patient. "It's an open and shut case. They cut off the wrong leg." "Ah, but don't you see. You can't win the case as you haven't got a leg to stand on."

Sorry to have to do this, but fair is fair.


FH
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6116) 13 years ago
How does using a cliche' constitute plagarism?
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4459) 13 years ago
If jokes are considered plagiarism nowadays, I don't think anyone's honest.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9371) 13 years ago
Brian, I think the sensitivity level on your humor-meter might need to be adjusted.
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4459) 13 years ago
Carbon warriors unite



Please note, I did not travel to Dubai and film this myself.

[This message has been edited by Rick Kuchynka (4/22/2009)]
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6116) 13 years ago
Brian, I think the sensitivity level on your humor-meter might need to be adjusted.

:bangsheadagainstwall:

Adjusted.
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