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Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 01:37 PM
All of my friends were talking about this yesterday.

http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_7636_images/0710090115_M_a450.jpg

Cass
07-10-2009, 01:39 PM
About what ????

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 01:39 PM
The G8 in Italy. It seems that the aid fund for Africa has risen from 15 to 20 billion dollars. Major advances on the climate have come from China, India and the United States, and the World Leaders have sent out an unambiguous message of confidence and hope to the public in the face of the economic crisis.

Cass
07-10-2009, 01:40 PM
Oh.............

Cass
07-10-2009, 01:45 PM
Major advances on the climate have come from China, India and the United States, and the World Leaders have sent out an unambiguous message of confidence and hope to the public in the face of the economic crisis.

The warming is not due to carbon...

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 01:47 PM
You're right, it's probably due to all that methane in BS which emits from:

a) American cattle; and,

b) this forum. :D

Cass
07-10-2009, 01:49 PM
The problem with the Global Warming Theory that carbon is the culprit is Mars, Venus, and other planets have had the same increase in temp as Earth....

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 01:55 PM
I didn't realize Aliens drove big Fords Cass.

Nevertheless, the time has come to cap and trade. The American people have spoken, we live in (your) democracy and I respect that.

Besides, green jobs are just what this country needs. You've got a lot of engineers and skilled manual workers that are struggling to compete in anything else (Zoeller sump pumps aside....they are the best). Other countries lost their manufacturing base years ago.

So grab this high value opportunity, break the dependence on oil, lead the world (again) and run.

Cookie
07-10-2009, 01:55 PM
His wife should poke his eyes out. He was really looking at her shoes.

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 01:57 PM
Aren't those shoes just awful? He'll need the healthcare reform when Michelle gets hold of him.

Cass
07-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Spain just published a report on green jobs...something that country has been doing for a while, and it has been a disaster...Cap and trade...you mean pick pocketing the general public don't you...

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 02:02 PM
When was the last thing Spain built anything that was high-tech or quality? Yes, they do a reasonably good wine and the fruit from there ain't bad but I would not want to drive a Spanish car any more than I would want to eat American bread. They could as much build green technology as America drink tea. A Spanish wind turbine? Don't make me laugh.

If you do not like behavior you tax it. Booze, cigarettes, gas and pollution. It all makes sense, especially if you are the country with the workers that might be able to develop the tax-saving technology. America builds excellent quality products and as long as they are specialized and non-standard can compete. I would buy an American-built wind turbine.

Or are taxes on the other Godly sins OK just because the founding fathers said so?

TOTO manufactures many of their products in America (http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32281&highlight=buy+american)

Cass
07-10-2009, 02:07 PM
Your right...just when unemployment is at 10% and people are struggling to make ends meet you should tax them for using that evil gasoline and make it more difficult to heat their home and get to a company to apply for a job and don't for get those realy bad lights they turn on at night...they need to pay 400% more for electricity...

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 02:08 PM
No, she's a Brazilian junior G-8 delegate, aged 16 called Mayora Tavares.

Fox News is gonna have a ball with this.

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 02:11 PM
Your right...just when unemployment is at 10% and people are struggling to make ends meet you should tax them for using that evil gasoline and make it more difficult to heat their home and get to a company to apply for a job and don't for get those realy bad lights they turn on at night...they need to pay 400% more for electricity...

No, they'll just adjust their choices. For example, they may choose to walk rather than drive to the shops, or install CFLs in their house. Many countries are starting to prohibit the sale of incandescent light bulbs. In the UK they are now specialty items. I suggest the US do the same.

And for God's sake, where the heck are the diesel pumps in this country? Have you any idea how much cheaper it is to run a diesel car? The European models go well too.


Your problem with diesel is laws going back to the dark ages when it was viewed as a dirty fuel and trucks did indeed cause problems in part of the country. Technology has changed all of that now. This country is so dynamic but I am always surprised at the tricks it manages to miss.

Cass
07-10-2009, 02:18 PM
Your right...let them walk 20-30 miles, one way, to apply for a job...you could help some one by walking to work your self and giving them your $$$ so they can buy gas ...

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 02:24 PM
I prefer to walk and take the metro to work (I don't like busy traffic). But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.

You start to buy smaller cars at that price. I had never seen a V8 before I came to the US.

Cass
07-10-2009, 02:30 PM
But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.



You can mail me the difference between what you pay now and the $10.00 so I can make you happy.:D

Maybe you can afford it but some young kid starting out with a PT job can't...

I would rather not be like people in most countrys...and why do we need to be like other people in other countrys..

Cass
07-10-2009, 02:34 PM
But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.



The reason it is $10.00 in other Countrys is because the Socialist Governments want to take the $$$ out of your pockets...

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 02:36 PM
A young kid with a part-time job should be taking a moped to work or the bus. Not a big car.

It's a right of passage we should all go through and I think most of us have.

You will be surprised to learn that most "socialist governments" charge about the same tax as you pay here and throw in free health care and education to boot.

The little bit I save on gas tax does little to offset the $3000 property tax bill I get every year from the County and let's not even get started on income tax. Then there's the various sales taxes. What exactly are you paying for? Space exploration? I'll pass on that one thanks. Even some of the fire service seems voluntary. Heroes, yes, but our taxes should be paying these good men a salary.

I wonder if my employer would employ a few more people if he did not have to pay a contribution for private health care?

Terry
07-10-2009, 02:46 PM
His wife should poke his eyes out. He was really looking at her shoes.


I got in trouble last week for looking at shoes while I was dancing.
I thought that was safe.

Boy, is he in trouble now.

Ian's a trouble maker.

There, I said it.

http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_7636_images/0710090115_M_a450.jpg

Cass
07-10-2009, 02:46 PM
I don't think mopeds work well in ice, snow, and sub zero temps...like some areas of the country have...

BTW you employer pays the health care benifits because he want to...it is not mandated...so I guess he could higher more employees if he didn't

Cass
07-10-2009, 02:47 PM
Well I am off to go install a water heater...

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 02:47 PM
Thanks Cass. It has been a good debate. :)

Enjoy the water heater.

But please do not tell me there are good people in this country with jobs that do not have access to health care. :eek:

Cookie
07-10-2009, 02:58 PM
Terry, you are allowed to look but not touch. :p

Ian Gills
07-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Trust me Cookie, I am not allowed to look. That's why I am kept in the basement...plumbing and remodeling. Keeps me out of trouble...:o

Redwood
07-10-2009, 06:40 PM
No, she's a Brazilian junior G-8 delegate, aged 16 called Mayora Tavares.

Fox News is gonna have a ball with this.

You're right! Fox New's fair and unbiased reporting I'm sure would have a ball with it...:rolleyes:
Nicolas Sarkozy of France on the other hand....

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=14430477


I prefer to walk and take the metro to work (I don't like busy traffic). But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.

You start to buy smaller cars at that price. I had never seen a V8 before I came to the US.

Ian...
If it's so bad here why do we have so many people crawling through the fence to get in this country?:rolleyes:

Cookie
07-11-2009, 09:41 AM
Ian, you ever see the movie, October Sky? If you havent, and you get a chance, see if you can rent it, it is one of my favorites, it is about rockets. My husband worked with him at NASA, and I got to meet him when he came to my husband's funeral. My husband designed the wind tunnels.

Scuba_Dave
07-11-2009, 10:24 AM
No, she's a Brazilian junior G-8 delegate, aged 16 called Mayora Tavares.

Fox News is gonna have a ball with this.

So far the only thing I have found on the web is in another language
I see...another photograph that isn't the full truth

Ian Gills
07-11-2009, 03:02 PM
If it's so bad here why do we have so many people crawling through the fence to get in this country?

Because they can't swim to get to mine? ;)

Cookie
07-11-2009, 03:08 PM
Now wait, wait , I got a friend who is a chemist in Cambridge and he said, he would never swim in the river there, ;) is it the ( now you will find out I have no sense of geography) the Rhine? :)

Scuba_Dave
07-12-2009, 06:32 PM
Now wait, wait , I got a friend who is a chemist in Cambridge and he said, he would never swim in the river there, ;) is it the ( now you will find out I have no sense of geography) the Rhine? :)

That's in Germany

Thames maybe - but that has been cleaned up is my understanding

Cookie
07-12-2009, 06:42 PM
Dave, yes you are right, lol.

Thatguy
07-13-2009, 12:09 PM
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Cookie
07-15-2009, 08:00 PM
Problem is most women do not need this procedure. :)
Kind of in reverse, perhaps.

Thatguy
07-15-2009, 08:09 PM
In countries that are subject to famines, big butts and fat women are considered beautiful. I guess they are "fit", in the sense of Darwin, for those conditions.

Cookie
07-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Beauty is found within. :)

Thatguy
07-16-2009, 08:33 AM
Beauty is found within. :)
And attention is drawn to what is without. . .:p