Energy Addiction

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    Hey everyone! Peachboy here again. Here’s my friend ApplePi's newsletter for today. He does one every Monday and Thursday. If you want, e-mail him (apple.pi.pie@gmail.com) asking for the newsletter, and you can receive it directly.

     
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    I'm too pissed off about our addiction to shit like housing and employment to worry about this addiction.
     
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    Ugh, the issues, faulty presumptions of stuff like this is astounding. First addiction, why is it an addiction? As technology advances we have simply found more ways to use resources to enhance productivity and our lives in general. Saying we're addicted to energy is kind of like saying we're addicted to air.

    The old CO2 is the drive of global warming schtick. Even though mounting evidence is showing this to be less than entirely accurate everyday, people still cling to it. Has the earth warmed and cooled overtime? of course. But much as the envir-nazis would like to deny it, WHY is still open for debate especially in light of recent evidence that there hasn't been any warming for the last 10 years or so. Secondly technology of fossil fuels themselves has advanced that it is now actually quite clean, (i.e. clean coal technology)
     
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    Maybe if you repeat those lies enough, one day they will be true.
     
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    Maybe you should get off of the internet and save some of that energy. Its really amusing how people yell about the environment but don't take action. Stop using paper, stop driving, stop using internet. Lower you living standards for the "future generations". If this planet is in so much danger and you care, lower you living standards to that of a 3rd world country.

    Lets be clear, this planet is not under threat. The Earth has been here for billions upon billions of years. It has been through hell and back. Is it not still here? Global warming, if it even exist to the extent in which you speak of, will not destroy the Earth. The only thing under threat is human life. The same beings that you describe as resource leeches with low or no moral values. Therefore, mother nature should benefit for the non-existence of human beings.

    In fact, why should we cherish a never ending cycle of life and death of "resource addicts". The idea that we live and then die, why not just cease to exist in the first place? Would it be a big crisis for everyone to simply cease to exist rather then exist and then cease to exist? My point is why should be care about the existence of the future generation, when out current generation will cease to exist and all future generations will eventually cease to exist. Why not just use all the energy we can, enjoy existing and wait to cease to exist.
     
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    some people are addicted to the energy that emanates from me.

    I think a program to detox them would be counter productive to my goal of taking over the world.
     
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    Great point---Unfortunately it's far too deep for Chris. Welcome by the way
     
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    Every generation is responsible for its own survival. My parents generation gave us the 60's and 70's and the Misery Index. We survived fine. I don't give a DAMN about what I pass on. What they inherit is their own problem, they are ADULTS, they can DEAL WITH IT. I intend to consume and exhaust everything i possibly can before I die. My kids and pick up the mess, afterall, I spent a 20 years picking up theirs.....
     
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    There seems to be a movement afoot to raise the gasoline tax finally. Charles Krauthammer is is in on it now with a great proposal.

    The Net-Zero Gas Tax

    Rush Limbo, the leader of the GOP, will oppose, but so what? Let him and his childish minions yelp and complain, maybe they will even hold protests at gas stations, and that could be funny.,
     
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    Gotta love the spin from this article:

    So by making gas prices higher for the average Joe (and giving the government more of our hard-earned cash), we are actually lowering world oil prices. Now isn't that special? :cuckoo:
     

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