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01-06-2017, 04:43 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
(01-06-2017 04:13 PM)morondog Wrote:  Just an aside... Is this boy not doing exactly what Putin would love? I mean, pissing off American allies, breaking agreements left right and centre. Europe is weak due to Brexit. America is weak due to Trump. Russia becomes dominant again... I think he's Putin's man bought and paid for.

Yep.

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01-06-2017, 04:47 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
(01-06-2017 02:59 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(01-06-2017 01:56 PM)Cosmo Wrote:  I'm literally watching it happen. I work at the CBC in Canada and it just blew up the media bullpit. What a dipshit.

I had the TV on for a few minutes, but had to turn it off since it hurt my brain to listen to Trump speak. None of his rationalizations made any sense. He doesn't understand the science of climate change, the logic of the Paris agreement, or the potential for economic growth with renewables. Where there should have been a cost/benefit analysis, there was only a "U.S. against them" conspiracy theory.

Sad.

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Exactly. The rationalization is something along the lines of "the world will not laugh at the US anymore".

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01-06-2017, 04:50 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
(01-06-2017 03:28 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  Climatologist Michael Mann's Facebook statement:

"By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement to double-down down on a coal & fossil fuel energy agenda, Trump has engaged in unilateral disarmament in the economic arms race that is the transition to clean energy.

"Other nations like China and the European Union now take the lead in global leadership, moral authority, and economic competitiveness.

"The challenge of averting dangerous and irreversible climate change and massive coastal inundation, devastating floods and droughts, is that much more an uphill climb with Trump's pullout from the Paris agreement.

"Trump's pullout from Paris is bad for jobs. There are only about 70,000 coal jobs left in the U.S. and they are diminishing rapidly. Meanwhile, jobs in clean energy are nearing a million and growing rapidly.

"So Trump's actions are bad for jobs, bad for U.S. global competitiveness, and bad for the planet."

Yep. For a President ostensibly concerned with creating jobs, he seems to be doing his best to revive the buggy industry in the face of competition from Ford Motor Company.
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01-06-2017, 04:58 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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01-06-2017, 05:25 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
(01-06-2017 03:34 PM)Dom Wrote:  Towards the beginning of the speech, he said that "if the obstructionist democrats want to sit down with him and hammer out some changes, we can stay in. Or, we can just hammer out changes. Or, we can leave and start something new."

This part seems to be getting lost... he's going to blame the dems for it all when it goes wrong, because they obstructed and would not sit down with him.

If he can unilaterally leave or join the accord, the only obstructionist is him. He's supposed to be the great negotiator; nothing to stop him hammering away on his own...Oops, wait: that would mean he'd have to do some actual work. Never mind.

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01-06-2017, 05:38 PM
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Let me know when he pulls out of Ivanka.

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01-06-2017, 05:48 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
Donald Trump is no longer an embarrassment to the USA. He is an embarrassment to humanity.

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01-06-2017, 06:21 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2017 06:27 PM by Cosmo.)
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
I just think it's amazing that the leader of the free world is scientifically ignorant, and rather than recognizing that and developing a team of advisors, he makes decisions out of ignorance,

It's reprehensible bullshit. The guy is a fucking moron.

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01-06-2017, 06:23 PM
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I'm on my phone responding, but for the sake of humanity and the world, I hope you're right Bucky.

Did you name yourself after the double slit where they sent Bucky balls through it and still observed wave-particle duality?

I have been curious ever since I saw your username.

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01-06-2017, 06:24 PM
RE: Trump is pulling out of the Paris agreement.
(01-06-2017 04:47 PM)tomilay Wrote:  "the world will not laugh at the US anymore".

(01-06-2017 06:21 PM)Cosmo Wrote:  the leader of the free world

This, this is why the world won't stop laughing at you.

Who appointed you leader of anything? Facepalm

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