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Author Topic: John McCain scares me.  (Read 4438 times)

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Offline RubySlippers

Re: John McCain scares me.
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2008, 10:49:31 AM »
I actually agree with McCain on using natural economic forces not government mandates to deal with Global Warming IF its a problem at all. But that would be another topic.

I must point out increasing oil prices are naturally adjusting peoples habits in the United States. They are surrendering big gas guzzling cars, using mass transportation more, changing their driving habits and doing other things to lower costs. In fact if one looks at other energy use as costs make alternatives practical then people will use them take Solar right now the massive cost of $25000 to put in a system is not cost effective I'm sure when the costs get to $5000 or less then many people will add them.

I must note about electric cars there are no Green Technologies that are truly renewable and have no impact are very few and all those either use no modern technology to use ,aka Amish wind driven water pumps, or are none technological that is passive sunlight hitting the surface of the planet. So I would argue an electric car since even with a battery and electrical charging is cleaner than gasoline power for cars. And there is no other technology to power cars that is better right now.

As for Kyoto and other international agreements we should not sign any such treaties, we should try and be good neighbors but I will prefer to let the free market take advantage of new markets to create cleaner technologies over time.

Offline Darthvegeta800

Re: John McCain scares me.
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2008, 02:40:01 PM »
I take it i'll be shot for preferring Mc Cain? *looks around wearily*
I don't really like any of the three candidates. Or two atm.
Over here in Europe the media all went 'oooooh' just because one was a woman and the other was colored. As if political correctness is a basis to judge a good leader.
Though in all honesty few American Presidents truly thrilled me. There have been those i liked or appreciated but with the exception of Reagan none that truly stunned me in a positive way.
On the other hand, the EU countries haven't had a lot of good leaders either. Technocrats, Eurocrats, lawyers and others locked in an Ivory Tower.

It is the nature of a Democratic system to work with ups and down and currently the West seems to be really going down politically. Weak leaders, heavy division in a lot of matters and a population in Europe (and i'm betting it's the same in the US) that is becoming apolitical.

On the positive side. At least in the US some things still get down. For over a year my country has become locked.
Flemmish (Dutchspeaking Northern part) versus Walloons (Frenchspeaking Southern part of belgium) as the Walloons want to take territory and break a few more linguistic laws... and of course get more money. Now that the Flemmish actually are making a demand for the first time since 1830 the 'democratic' system stopped working. And the EU isn't helping either.
Economically the country is stuck too as the liberals and socialists wants to eat each other alive yet the Walloon socialists and the Liberals of both sides of the country are in the same goverment.
The Flemmish Catholics and the Flemmish Liberals stand against each other radically on moral matters yet are in the same goverment. The Walloons and the Flemmish Liberals stand against the Radical Right and the Flemmish Catholics when it comes to immigration.
And the same goes for the oilcrisis, the raising foodprices, the fact shooting madmen get set free the next day etc.
And then there us seperatists versus the belgicists.
And our country currently is militarily at a complete dead end too. With ineffective cannons and 4 bullets/soldier.
Overal poverty is rising drastically, which is something relatively new here. 1/6 families being poor is strange for Belgium.
Yet we flush billions of euros into Congo who actually kicked out our diplomats and closed embassies.
Completely stuck in every way. And i probably forgot a funny bit or 20 too.

So... look on the bright side... could be worse still ^^;

Offline The Overlord

Re: John McCain scares me.
« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2008, 03:22:38 PM »

 It's not feasable(sp) for mass distribution. For that to power a car, equal to the current types of internal combustion engines, with the same fuel range, is beyond such right now. 

Just as a further note here-

Yes, it still needs to be taken mainstream so the everyday owner can have one, but-

"It's so smooth," said Harris, who played villainness Marie Warner on the hit TV show "24" and was flown over by Honda for the ceremony. "It's like a future machine, but it's not."

That's the point, the future has arrived in many respects. All that stuff they used to make in the 1950's about the 'world of tomorrow'...much of it has come to pass, or will come to pass. By some estimates I've seen, we're at or just about to hit the knee of the curve on the technology chart. If you think the 20th Century was the shit, you ain't seen nothing yet. Score one more for the space program, this is one more way it will change your life.

Offline Darwishi

Re: John McCain scares me.
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2008, 08:55:49 PM »
So, I got tired of reading stuff somewhere down this page.  At any rate, all everyone is talking about are Obama and McCain.

You want change?  Think about looking into Ron Paul.  He's not backed by lobbiests.  Which is probably why most of you haven't heard of him.  But then again, he doesn't have anyone to pay back if he gets into office.  Want to write someone in? Write in Ron Paul.

Also, I'm not going to comment on his beliefs or anything here.  What I say will be entirely too biased for that, so go to his site, go to other sites that oppose him, and do some nice hard research.

If you don't vote for who or what you believe in...then why are you voting?

Offline RubySlippers

Re: John McCain scares me.
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2008, 09:30:42 PM »
I'm voting for BARR, I just can't vote for McCain or Obama it would sully my honor as a citizen to give either of them the pleasure of my sacred vote. So I will vote for the Libertarian Party.

Offline Darwishi

Re: John McCain scares me.
« Reply #55 on: July 09, 2008, 01:35:47 PM »
I'd like to point out that Ron Paul is a libertarian running under the Republican flag.  Or most of his beliefs are very libertarian.  And again he's not backed by any lobbyists... 

It occurs to me that I also forgot to give a website to go to.