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    "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

    "That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

    Hmmm....Obama will outlaw Suv's, ration our food to us and install thermostat's in our homes that maintains a global "acceptable" temperature....unbelievable....:cuckoo:
     
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    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2017877/posts
    Source for the previous post
     
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    You are an idiot. There are more ways to cut down on SUV usage, and energy usage than some make belief "global acceptable temperature".
     
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    But my SUV usuage, consumption of food, setting of my thermostat is a personal decision not something that should require global approval....are you really that ignorant?
     
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    Unbelievable is right. Especially considering the source, which dishonestly edited the quote. But your streak of debating distorted straw men fallacies rather than real positions on the issues remains intact.

    Obama called for leadership by example, and not the mandates suggested by the post. He said we have to deal with the problems of other developing nations and that we cannot continue our current lifestyle while expecting other nations to simply acquiesce in our demands.

    Here's the full quote, for thinking people who prefer context:

     
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    No shit sherlock, and nobody is saying that it should.
     
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    The quote was accurate, it wasn't dishonestly edited. If you call using his own words, dishonest.:cuckoo: Everything is out of context with Obama, Wright, Guns and religion, his intrusion in our personal lives, foriegn policy......etc...:cuckoo: Wonder how our current lifestyle will be altered under a hypothetical Obama admin.? Carbon taxes.....Food taxes....extra taxes on the sales of Suvs....:rolleyes:
     
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    The quote was redacted and lifted out of a more complex thought precisely to make it appear to mean something that was neither said nor intended. That is patently dishonest.
     
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    Was it his words, yes or no? If they were his words how is that dishonest? I find it very interesting you call something partisan when you regularly spew donkey crap.
     
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    It is dishonest to present less than the reader needs to understand the speaker, whether you redact [see quote above] or omit separate sentences that provide context and accurate understanding.

    I would suggest you not behave this way in court, but your language skills (see above) and your analytical abilities are so poor that I've concluded you were lying when you said you were a law student.
     

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