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Open Your Eyes. The Planet’s Not Dying
(At Least Not Here in America.)

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Posted By: abuela10, 7/5/2019 5:35:47 AM

In a way, I can’t blame those who grew up in the Cold War for being pessimistic about the future. We lived then in an age of potential nuclear annihilation and Hollywood made sure that we knew about what would happen if it occurred. The studios rolled out film after film of post-apocalyptic dystopian worlds from Planet of the Apes to Soylent Green. These films were usually shot in vast desert areas in foreign countries because the truth is that America is still very, very beautiful.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jj1319 7/5/2019 7:09:49 AM (No. 114609)
Very well said, as usual.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Marjbaldwin 7/5/2019 7:13:28 AM (No. 114611)
The Left is not actually afraid that the planet is dying. The Left wants the planet to die, so that mankind will.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 7/5/2019 7:39:05 AM (No. 114630)
The Left has succumbed to that ancient religious tradition of the "Flagellates". The notion of failing to be worthy of a perfect God, Gaya, leaves them with the somewhat logical notion that humans serve only to be-spoil the planet and thus are a cancer on it. This, however, makes for a lazy/stupid political philosophy wherein the most virtuous need only manage the decline and extinction of mankind. Burning down the house becomes superior to building it. Lazy BASTARDS !!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tinnyanko 7/5/2019 7:43:14 AM (No. 114635)
I have stood in Moses Mountain and could hardly believe it is in NYC. It looks like that commercial for coffee in Brazil mountains. If not for the sound of traffic one would think that. In the fall, the colors are spectacular.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: drive 7/5/2019 7:50:46 AM (No. 114641)
Go to Google images for Moses mountain staten island. Amazing
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 7/5/2019 8:18:41 AM (No. 114657)
Very good article, but one quibble. My friends and I were not pessimistic during the Cold War. Even the weekly air raid drills didn't dampen our enthusiasm about our families and country. Maybe it was our youthful naivete, but we were also secure in the knowledge our families and country would protect us at all costs.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq 7/5/2019 8:24:48 AM (No. 114662)
The left is driven by Satanic ideology. The only natural outcome is death, destruction, and misery. Would that more and more people awake to this fact.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 7/5/2019 8:53:10 AM (No. 114685)
I am in full agreement with #6. I also grew up through the cold war. Yes, I was in Junior High during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We lived just a few miles south of McClellan AFB in Sacramento. Many of the kids, like me, had dads in the Air Force flying the radar picket planes- the big super-G Constellations would fly right over our school on their fuel-laden take-offs, sometimes so low the windows would vibrate like crazy and teachers had to quit their lecture because the sound was so loud you could not hear at all. We had absolutely no worries about America being strong and ready to take on any threat. Although the CMC and Prez Kennedy gave us a heart-skip for a few days, we had no inclination or thought we would not prevail even in that engagement. Everyone- blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, and even the few real Native Americans (one teacher and one student!), loved the country and trusted our leaders - Democrats and Republicans.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: drive 7/5/2019 8:57:15 AM (No. 114692)
Those with any religious or conservative upbringing did not succumb to pessimism but many without that did.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GO3 7/5/2019 9:03:30 AM (No. 114697)
Sorry for second post but #8 brought back similar memories. We lived near a B-52 SAC base and when they flew out on alert there were no noise abatement procedures. Our house was right under the flight pattern and our TV screen would roll, there was static, and sometimes the house would vibrate. But hey, it was just one of those cost of freedom things we'd become accustomed to and we weren't pessimistic about it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HotRod 7/5/2019 9:29:18 AM (No. 114724)
If I lived in a big city I would want to change the environment too. Concrete, asphalt, traffic, over-population, crime, liberal politicians.... Out here, in flyover country, the environment is very good. We don't want our lives changed, just because life is less pleasant in the cities. Someone, I forget who, pointed out that pollution and bad environments are local. Just because it is bad in LA does not mean it's bad in the heartland! Unfortunately, most of the radical environmentalists live in the cities.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 7/5/2019 10:18:34 AM (No. 114779)
We do have a beautiful land. And we Americans have done far more to clean it up and keep it that way than most of the rest of the world. I watch news stories and shows about the ME, Afghanistan, and such places, and am always struck by how dry and barren those places look. Then I look out over my own yard and see green green green, and wonder why any fool would fight over controlling such desolate places as those on the telly.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/5/2019 10:43:32 AM (No. 114805)
"Burning down the house becomes superior to building it" that about sums up the left with distinct detail. Travel from New Mexico to Montana in an automobile and you'll see what flyover country really looks like. It's the things that song and poetry are written about.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LadyHen 7/5/2019 10:56:49 AM (No. 114821)
As as been said, when the Leftist and elites start changing their lifestyles, I'll start listening. I guarantee my carbon footprint is infinitesimal compared to these envirocommie watermelons, green on the outside, red on the inside. AOC and her New Green Deal... hardy harhar. Did the self important little twit and her lackeys bicycle to the Border to weep at an empty parking lot? Nah, she flew in a carbon spewing jet airplane.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Wary American 7/5/2019 1:01:51 PM (No. 114949)
HAHAHAHAHAHA: "climate change"...there's no doubt human interface has caused some additional CO2 emissions, but IF WE CEASED the destruction of the RAIN FORESTS, there would be more natural removal...all I know from forty years in the oil industry is: FOLLOW THE MONEY...we the people have become such fools as a nation...thank a 'teacher' today...and punch a 'professor' should the chance arise...think antifa.
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