Earth Day 2010. A first -timers observations.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ups1990, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Today, was my first time attending an Earth Day celebration. My initial positive comment on this event is the great giveaways. From food, organic ice cream, sugar free candy and snacks, they were all tasty.
    Now, here's what I can't make out. What is the relevancy of Atheist, Pro Gay marriage and other groups at this so called, celebration of earth? Do these groups care more for our earth than other conservative groups? I knew going in that we would see a slant toward radicalism, but it was over the top.
     
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Just another wacky leftist gathering
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    L.A. had a white supremist gathering of about 100 or so.....they came all the way from Michigan to demonstrate here because of LA's diverse culture. There are plenty of Iraqis and Iranis in Michigan they could've demonstrated against. What a bunch of idiots !!
     
  4. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I'm surprised they did not try to call theirselves tea partiers.:happy2:
     
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    they had to go west, they can't get such great msm coverage in MI.
    Only in LA do they show every police chase like its ground breaking news.
     
  6. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    I suppose there are some Earth-Concious people who worship their surroundings rather than a man in the sky who always needs money.....Too each his own...

    But really, who would you entrust the Earth with our grandchildren and their children ? ...Oil Barons, polluting Industrialists and Nuclear trigger happy Neo-Cons,.... or tree hugging, Toyota Prius drivng, solar powering, recycling hippees...Just food for thought.
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Baba...police chases in CA. are not ground breaking news.....they are a chief form of entertainment. No matter where you are in your home and no matter what you are doing you HAVE to sit down and watch it 'til it's over. Could be 5 mins. or 5 hours !!
     
  8. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    ..marijuana smoking, no to God and creationism at schools, buy yes to evolution, gay and lesbian teachings at schools...
    I'll go with the your first option, thank you. At the moment we are all dependent on oil and these companies are great at getting this supply from point a to point b. Nuclear energy is going to be our cheapest and safest way to produce energy for the future.
     
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The king of wordsmiths. You are missed.......!! Dennis Miller tries, but he's not as good.
     
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    http://nycaviation.com/2010/04/21/o...parate-carbon-belching-jets-to-the-same-city/
    On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coast to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other.
    The parallel visits of Air Force One (a 747/VC-25 aircraft) and Air Force Two (a 757/C-32A aircraft) will delay dozens, if not hundreds of commercial flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia and other nearby airports as no-fly zones are implemented. Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go. Their security contingents consisting of dozens of cars, SUVs and helicopters will burn even more. Throw in thousands of commuters’ cars and delivery trucks sitting idle in traffic as law enforcement closes large swaths of the city and you have yourself a very Earth-unfriendly day.
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Gee, even execs. share a cab....

    This admin. is sooooo wasteful. Look out earners of less than $250,000...your taxes are going up....Obama lied !! (VAT)
     
  13. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    definitely not race baiting, socialist agenda chasing, populist brainwashing, illegal allien supporting , war mongering liberals.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    VAT is a consumption (users) tax which I have no problem with. You don't want to pay it, don't consume (use).
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Value added tax (VAT) is similar to a sales tax. Maurice Lauré, Joint Director of the French Tax Authority, the Direction générale des impôts, was first to introduce VAT on April 10, 1954, although German industrialist Dr. Wilhelm von Siemens proposed the concept in 1918. Initially directed at large businesses, it was extended over time to include all business sectors. In France, it is the most important source of state finance, accounting for nearly 50% of state revenues.[1]

    Personal end-consumers of products and services cannot recover VAT on purchases, but businesses are able to recover VAT (input tax) on the products and services that they buy in order to produce further goods or services that will be sold to yet another business in the supply chain or directly to a final consumer. In this way, the total tax levied at each stage in the economic chain of supply is a constant fraction of the value added by a business to its products, and most of the cost of collecting the tax is borne by business, rather than by the state. VAT was invented because very high sales taxes and tariffs encourage cheating and smuggling. Critics point out that it disproportionately raises taxes on middle- and low-income homes.
     
  17. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

  18. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Happy Earth Day, 2011 !!!!!!
     
  19. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Actually, all modern Presidents and Veeps have done this, so you can't really single out Obama. It is infuriating whenever either come to town, because it's pure gridlock. Just to piss you off more, did you know that a C-17 arrives the day before and unloads the President's limo, Secret Service vehicles and all of the other security equipment?