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Climate change puts US way of life at risk: EPAReuters
Published: Thursday July 17, 2008


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under fire for apparently discounting the impact of climate change, on Thursday said global warming poses real risk to human health and the American way of life.

Risks include more heat-related deaths, more heart and lung diseases due to increased ozone and health problems related to hurricanes, extreme precipitation and wildfires, the agency said in a new report.

The study comes on the heels after an off the cuff remark from President George W. Bush at a G8 summit last week, where he ended a private meeting with the quip, "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter," before punching the air.

The EPA doesn't agree.


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OMG.......only six more months to go with that doofuss as 'leader of the free world'.

Sorry, but this just irked me to no end.
 

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Well, seeing as how I suspect the new President is going to be tested by another big terrorist attack, I can stand the wait. January can take its own sweet time getting here. But I suspect it won't.

The parties are already running McCain and Obama ads and they haven't even been nominated yet. :roll:
 

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pookie769 said:
]The study comes on the heels after an off the cuff remark from President George W. Bush at a G8 summit last week, where he ended a private meeting with the quip, "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter," before punching the air.
It's a portrait in miniature of how it seems to me our President has treated his Presidency: it's all a big joke.
 

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lol @ "The American Way of Life". I could come up with a few reasons why that SHOULD end.

As for GWB, he's proved time and time again that he hasn't the intelligence to run a burger van, let alone a major country. It also proves that the millions who voted for him in the 04 elections are as stupid as he is.
 

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Well, seeing as how I suspect the new President is going to be tested by another big terrorist attack, I can stand the wait. January can take its own sweet time getting here. But I suspect it won't.

The parties are already running McCain and Obama ads and they haven't even been nominated yet. :roll:
err where've you been? :lol: Even living 3000 miles away, I know that they have been nominated...

Plus, I'm sure if another attack does happen, the US military will go and invade Iran.
 

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Nominations aren't official until the democratic and republic conventions coming up. That's why you hear that stupid phrase "the presumptive nominee" all the time.
 

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I live 3000 miles away, how am I supposed to know :D :D :D

It also amazes me that it takes 2 months to move house (essentially, that's all it is isn't it?
 

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Hugh, a lot of people HERE don't know that! 8O

And that two-month period? That's why he's considered a "lame duck" president from the time of the election of a new president until the swearing in.

2: an elected official or group continuing to hold political office during the period between the election and the inauguration of a successor
But he's actually been lame for about 8 years. :?
 

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Hugh, the candidates [McCain & Obama] are 'presumptive' candidates up until the conventions, when they are formally nominated by their respective parties. I can't even remember the last time a candidate was actually first nominated at their convention. Hmmm, anyone remember?
 

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Why such a long wait between the voting and the nomination?
Ya got that a little mixed up, I think. The 'voting' you've been reading about is called the 'primary' voting, or the 'primaries'. That voting is held seperately, by seperate states, at various times during the year & is called the 'primary season'. The primary voting tells the respective parties what nominies are favored [or not] by the voting public. The most favored candidate earns him/her the support of the selected delegates, from each state, who vote for the official nominiee at the convention. The actual nominating conventions are being held in August and Sept. and the actual voting for president takes place in November.

Uhhhhh, Got all that :lol: ?
 

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Americans like drama in their politics and so they stretch it out as long as the public can stand it, for the entertainment and the revenue. Or that's what it seems like, anyway. :lol:
 

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Americans like drama in their politics and so they stretch it out as long as the public can stand it, for the entertainment and the revenue. Or that's what it seems like, anyway. Laughing
I don't think so Tim, errrr Coaster! 8O
I think the American MEDIA likes the drama, as Joe Q. Citizen, I have had enough of the political coverage. Actually about 18 months ago I had enough. I am merely waiting until Duhbya gets declared officially the worst president in U.S. History. Then we can begin rebuilding our International Reputation all over again. I only hope that the international citizens of the world realize that not everyone in the US voted for this individual, and that of those that did, I think most are now sorry they did. Of course you can't talk logically about those on the far right or left for that matter, and those I'm sure would vote over again the way they did. Sad really.
 

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coaster said:
Americans like drama in their politics and so they stretch it out as long as the public can stand it, for the entertainment and the revenue. Or that's what it seems like, anyway. Laughing
I don't think so Tim, errrr Coaster! 8O
I think the American MEDIA likes the drama, as Joe Q. Citizen, I have had enough of the political coverage. .
You and I both. But the media gives the public what sells ads and if it doesn't sell ads they don't put it on, so if the ads are working then what they're putting on must be what Mr. & Mrs. Public and their kiddies have the TV tuned in to. The media can put a spin on what they broadcast, but the actual content is determined by what the public wants to watch.
 

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You and a lot of Americans too Hugh. :(

Being a Green Card holder but not a citizen I'm not able to vote.
But I do ask around and get the opinion that a whole lot of American people DO NOT use their right to vote, the consensus being that it's a done deal whose going to be prez so why bother.

I find that both sad and a rather frightening to be honest.

OK you cat folks!!
I don't want to know WHO you are going to vote for but rather ARE you going to vote?

And if not, why not?

Mick.
 

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I'm well known for being forthright, but this one is my favourite.

No vote = No say.

ie, If you don't vote, then you have no right whatsoever to complain about the government, and if you don't vote then you have no right to tell others who to vote or not vote for.

I've voted in every single general and by election since I turned 18, and I can't see why people don't do the same. I'm in huge favour of lowering the voting age to 16 and making it compulsory.

Oh and I'm in huge favour of giving some of the power back to the monarchy. Ok so Prince Philip and Charlie are both nutters, but the kids are very very smart, just like their granny and mum.
 
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