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Greeting from a Returning Diver and Volunteer Climate Change Activist

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Tim Kelly, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    You would think with the hysterics and vitriol that deep 6 was involved. The organization seems to check out. I support the goals.
     
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  2. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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    I’m all for conservation and taking care of the place we live. This bill is none of that. I love how it is pitched as bipartisan support. Look through the bill sponsors list. More of the same out of Washington no real solutions. Why not spend all that time and effort to incentivize industry to produce packaging to replace plastics and solve a real problem. Yes the statistics “as presented” are alarming but I am old enough to remember previous obsessions and doomsday predictions that never pan out. I’m still waiting around for my flying car I was supposed to be flying by the year 2000.
     
  3. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I guess I'm being a bit pedantic, but flying cars are actually produced by several manufacturers. You just don't have one. Apparently you spend all your money scuba diving or something silly like that.


    This is one such car: upload_2020-1-24_11-47-51.jpeg

    I believe the Aeromobil 5 has a VTOL option, too. do want. I think they run from 1.2-1.6 mill depending on options.
     
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  4. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Thanks a lot! You just made me spill red wine down my jumper. Now the wife thinks I'm even more of a slob than I actually am.
     
  5. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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  6. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Nassau Grouper

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    its goals are "lets artificially inflate the price of gas, and hope the hope the market can eventually find a way to deal with it"....and then taking the tax and just giving it to random people......

    there is no plan, and this isnt solving anything......its passing legislation for the sake of passing legislation....because "at least were doing SOMETHING"

    hell, punching holes in drywall is doing SOMETHING...doesnt mean its actually doing anything to help the environment

    this is nothing more than lite communism being passed off as a "green" initiative.....dont let them fool you into thinking its anything else.


    im all for cleaning the oceans, and utilizing renewable energy.........but this does nothing to achieve either.
     
  7. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    Hmm, want to make a BIG impact go where the BIGGEST polluters are. So get your vaccinations in order update your passport and head to India and China. See ya...
     
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  8. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

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    Despite the tax rate, most large corporations don’t pay any taxes, and still get corporate welfare.

    Just look at what Microsoft just got caught doing.

    Microsoft went to court, lobbied Congress and changed the law, all to fight back against an IRS investigation into the billions of tax-free profits it had shifted to Puerto Rico for years
    Microsoft went to court, lobbied Congress and changed the law, all to fight back against an IRS investigation into the billions of tax-free profits it had shifted to Puerto Rico for years

    The oil industry is the most profitable industry and yet US oil companies get 400 Billion a year from the government. Redirecting that corporate welfare to fight CC wouldn’t cost a penny.

    If it continues unabated, Climate Change will drastically alter our way of life. How much is it worth to continue to live in a civilized society?
     
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  9. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Nassau Grouper

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    Hell, by that logic, why don’t we just institute a 100% income tax and let the govt use all those funds to combat climate change?

    After all, what good is money going to do if we’re all dead in 12 years From global warming?
     
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  10. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    With all fairness, that is less of a flying car and more like a drive-able (ish) airplane.
     

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