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He's back....

Jones and his agenda! Well maybe his face isn't back but his ideas are in full force! "It's clear why such an effort is so important. Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced," Obama said at the White House.

Figures released Friday showed unemployment stubbornly stuck at 10 percent.

He also renewed a call by Vice President Al Gore for Congress to approve an additional $5 billion to help create more such jobs.

Cause 787 BILLION wasn't enough!

Who here wants more debt?

 
Crissy1213

Asked by Crissy1213 at 4:30 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Before the Industrial Revolution, do you actually think we had clean air and streets? We had 5 foot high mounds of horse shit piled around cities, open sewage running in the streets, nasty germ-infested drinking water, etc.  Try reading this book to hear what New York City was like prior to the industrial revolution:


    Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability


    While I strongly support alternative forms of energy, it makes more sense for us to cut back our current use, rather than patchwork and try to fill in with other energy sources.  Most GW plans, like carbon credits, don't really help this planet at all.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:49 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9512649 http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9512649

    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:31 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Thank you for the info !
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:45 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • So, we do away with power plants, trains that transport coal, wood, pizza parlors, steel mills, factories and any other industry that adds pollution to the air. Then we have wind power that requires no manpower, just the wind. And, we are creating jobs??????!!!!!!!! Just how does this work.? Many do not realize just how much we depend on coal, wood and natural gas. Most steel mills use coal as its source because it produces a higher temp. Coal fired pizza ovens are still in use as are most power plants that generate your electric. Trees are cut with chainsaws which emit fumes into the air. Wood provides heat, furniture, paper. Can you see men out cutting trees the old fashion way with a 2-man saw??? Not going to happen. We will lose big time.
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 5:44 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Let's face facts, man made pollution in HIGH QUANTITIES AS IS COMMON WITH FACTORIES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF MANUFACTURING has serious implications for the health of humans and the quality of long term sustenance on this planet. Prior to the industrial revolution, these issues didn't exist. The problems that exist now are man-made and the only way to fix them is to create man-made solutions.There are ways to continue manufacturing without the emission of cubic tons of atmospheric pollutants. It will ultimately create jobs as the technology to keep these forces working will require increased manpower--but it isn't going to happen tomorrow. You have heard it before, I will say it again--as a society we need to be patient and find ways to be a part of the pollution solution and stop making excuses to continue supporting the atmospheric problems.

    AnonIsEasiest

    Answer by AnonIsEasiest at 6:17 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Good post AnonIsEasier..... it is good to inform the Moms here , and yet they don'twant to face the facts. They are in denial because they are afraid and want to blame everything on Al Gore. LOL. Cazy isn't it? Pollution is scary. The Ozone layer is in danger. Emissions are dangerous. But when AL Gore speaks, they say "There is no Global Warming--look how cold it is" and they say there is nothing WE can do anyway. They say it is not OUR fault. Oh boy.
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 6:32 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • A bunch of the "green jobs" are going to prisoners. They aren't helping the law abidding, tax paying citizens at all. They will, however, cost us a whole bunch of money.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:23 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Goodness Anon, you think cow farts are a pollutant could you imagine what dinosaur gas did? lol Please we have been nurturing the planet if we weren't explain how our natural forests have GROWN 1920-2000 We went from 735 mil acres to OMG 749 million acres thats more! lol Please spare me the emission BS your homeboy Al Gore uses more electricity in a week than 28 million Ugandans together use in a year. This clean energy BS will make energy costs sky rocket Obama said so himself. The loss of jobs could be greater if you account for the amount of lost industry that moves out of the country due to higher energy prices. “Microsoft and Google moved their servers up to the Canadian border because they benefited from cheaper energy there,” said the professor of applied environmental economics.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:24 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Seriously.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:55 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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