Y's Guy wrote:Speaking of drinking...before I get too entrenched in this place I should know this: Does this cafe serve beer? Or is it some nouveau-chic coffee kinda place?
I gots to know.
Ok, the important question first: Beer is good. Coffee is good. Soda is good. Your choice.
Erboes wrote:Did our founding fathers ask "permission" from France to kick the snot out of England?
Well, you could phrase it differently, but basically yes.
Siege1386 wrote:In response to a Global Warming picture I saw earlier; the hole in ozone layer is actually shrinking and the pollution that we emit into the air is actually very similar to the constant volcanic erruptions and harsh enviroment of early earth. There is evidence that Global Warming is not a threat, but actually a trend that will occur and dissappear as it did in the past.
There are a lot of political questions that I'll readily admit to not knowing too much about (a lot of economic issues come to mind ), but this is one where I do have an inkling or two, and these comments are simply misguided.
Sure, the ozone hole is shrinking, but that doesn't really have much to do with global warming, does it? Unless you mean that global warming is slowing the rate of ozone recovery, which is true enough. And the reason it's shrinking is that we didn't lean back and say, "this is not a threat." The entire world not only realized that having those holes up there in the stratosphere isn't a great idea, but decided to do something about it.
Evidence that global warming isn't a threat? I'd truly love to see that. Honestly. I'd feel a lot better.
Unfortunately, that evidence doesn't exist. Certainly, climate change in the past was a natural process (which, incidentally, doesn't mean it isn't a threat), but what's happening today is something completely different.
And I'm amazed that similarities between the emissions that we're pumping into the air and volcanic gases from the earth's early days would reassure anyone. Think about it for a minute...
I think one of the problems with politics these days is that the extreme divisiveness between the parties causes us to overlook the fact that there are many, many issues that we should basically all be able to agree on, and probably do agree on. This is one of them. We need to get back to Kyoto, and deal with the problem just like we dealt with ozone (although it might not be so easy this time). And I have a feeling that if we put partisanship aside for just a moment, we'll all be able to agree on that.
That's just one issue. There are more.
Just a thought.