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Jeff Foxworthy | IF THE GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU THE ONLY WAY TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING IS BY PAYING CARBON TAXES IT MIGHT BE A SCAM | image tagged in jeff foxworthy | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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AND IF YOU BELIEVE IT YOU MIGHT BE A DEMOCRAT | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Face You Make Robert Downey Jr Meme | WHEN DEMOCRATS COME UP WITH A NEW TAX SCHEME | image tagged in memes,face you make robert downey jr | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Al Gore's best friends are Bill and Hillary Clinton.......enough said!
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And they both fly private jets to their speeches about climate change :D
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Hillary at La Donald's latest wedding | "The jokes on them!" | image tagged in hillary at la donald's latest wedding | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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That man has met everyone under the sun! When you have that much money and you have companies and play the stock market, one little change in the tax code could mean tens of millions of dollars in or out the door! That's why you know people in power! Follow the money! :)
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"Follow the money" is great advice for understanding most politics. And most all crime.
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Harry Truman (I'll paraphrase it) You don't get rich being in politics, if you do, you're a crook!" Lol. :)
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Sounds like somebody knew politics
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:)
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bahahahaha! good one!
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Thanks! :)
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How convenient.
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You've been scrooged.
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Then don't pay your taxes. Use the money you save to emigrate to a country with no taxes.

The carbon tax is a bullshit tax, just like carbon credits are bullshit.

There are alternatives. We've used hydro electric for generations. Desert areas are great for solar panels, while most other places could easily utilize wind generators.

The next twenty years will be important to our country and its energy needs. Power companies are fighting the trend of renewable energy, but it's coming. The coal burning plants will either make way for the trend, or embrace it and profit not only bottom line cash, but public relations.
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I think it's more of a reality than not. In California, we pay higher gas prices than almost every state in the country (with the possible exception of Hawaii) because of imposed carbon taxes to protect the environment. It adds 11 cents to each gallon.
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Well if it destroys California's economy and Canada's economy then the idea might be put to rest.
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Gas prices have an inelastic demand, as traffic hasn't decreased ever since. It doesn't hurt the economy in the short term, but it benefits the seller more than the consumer, affecting long term economic growth, as consumers will go away.
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Yeah that is just about what I thought would happen.
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Yes, the taxes in CA are higher than the rest of the country, but there's more to it than that. In most states the fuel manufactures have to make 4 'formulations' based on the seasons; so they have to re-tool their plants every 3 months. Here in CA, there are 14 required formulations, forcing the plants to re-tool every 3.5weeks... this drives the price of gas up even further.
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@BGenie: That's an interesting fact!
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My Dad's a Geologist who does class-D cleanup (gas and oil spills) paid for by the Superfund. He can explain it a lot better than I can. Even so, it's pretty absurd.
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It's very important that gas is always REALLY CHEAP so y'all can burn as much as possible, because oil and gas are so good for our air and water! More oil and gas burning always now forever! So good! Breath in!
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And what is the alternative? Electric and hybrid cars ... which are NOT zero emissions as their marketing departments love to tout and brain-dead liberals like to believe. All they do is transfer the pollution output from your rich neighborhood to someone’s who is poorer – NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) in action. The power does not come from the power-fairy, it comes from a dirty coal burning power plant that relies on strip mined coal for energy.
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Central Power Plants Generate Electricity more efficiently than cars burn Fossil Fuels. My father drives a Tesla Model S and his research in Hydrogen Fuel Cells is something Elon Musk disagrees with.
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I think you need to do a little more research, because the batteries are not efficient at storing the power generated by the coal plant. The batteries in a Prius are designed to last about 5 years at about 80% efficiency. Which means that 20% of that burnt coal is lost. Also, the cost of replacing the batteries in an electric car after 5 years is about the same as the 'value' of the car, making it worthless and disposable. How much pollution went into making that car? And how about the pollution from disposing of the now-worthless batteries themselves? Meanwhile my Nissan has been on the road for 20 years (last October) and is running well-within 'smog' standards.
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Exactly how much coal is burned to power a Prius for a day? How many people drive a Prius?
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Amazing how the companies that would pay the highest carbon taxes fight the conversion to renewable energy.
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I live less than an hour from the worlds second-largest wind-turbine farm. I've had multiple conversations with people involved in the project. At any given time, 45% of the turbines are not working. There's several fires each year, they kill birds, the blades fatigue and shatter, and a multitude of other problems. The turbines are finicky about the speed of the wind, too slow and it won't turn, too fast and it'll destroy the turbine, so even if the turbine is in working order, they may not be able to activate it, due to whatever mother nature is throwing at it. Not to mention, even maintaining an optimum workload from the entire farm, they still are not able to supply enough power for the demand. The Budweiser plant alone requires 2 turbines, and solar panels, and they still have power outages. The technology needs to catch up with the demand before alternative power sources can become practical. Imposing taxes, making demands for better tech, and 'punishing' companies for not 'complying' in unrealistic time-frames is simply blackmail. These companies know that if they build a better mousetrap, they will make a shit-ton of money on it. They aren't holding back because they have learned to profit from the old tech, because they know they will profit from the new tech as well.
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They're working on advancing the technology. Two articles I read concerned recent innovations in wind generators. In Spain, they've developed upright blades that vibrate with the least amount of wind, eliminating the trek up the tower to the control room, and needing less wind to operate.

The second one consists of a personal, or home, version developed in India. It generates about 5kilowatts a day and currently runs about $800. It uses a double star blade design that increases the RPM of the generator. Blades have a span of approximately 6 feet while the generator is about the size of a man. The tower it sits on would need only to clear a roof top, and once it goes into mass production, the price will drop. It was developed to provide families without electrical service power. It would be great in areas of Appalachia where it's not profitable to run electrical lines to the homes.

Technology is not standing still. Germany utilizes 100% renewable energy with current technology and produces enough power that it sells the surplus to neighboring countries. I'm considering the small, India generators for when I move into a house to supplement purchased power. Besides saving on the electric bill, it will help when the power outages hit. The last time we had one was good weather, but a squirral got fried in the transformer. Took a day and a half to replace.
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Not true. Germany burns coal. Look it up.
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Thank you. I did. You are correct. (See, if I'm wrong, I admit it :) )

Tell me if I'm interpreting the articles correctly.

1: while they dragged their feet, the German government fast tracked the closure of all nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster. There are no nuclear energy plants operating in Germany today.

2: Renewables have not replaced the two types of coal burning plants, however, the use of lignite, or brown coal or soft coal, has declined. This is highly important, as brown coal is the worst type to burn for our environment. That, however, is still being phased out first.

3: Based on the articles focusing on wind and solar as the renewables, nothing I've seen mentions Germany's hydro electric generation. They do have such facilities, but the are ignored in any discussion.

One item caught my attention, but it was just a "throw off line" that I'll have to research further, and that is the development of a "carbon catcher" in the UK. It hasn't been perfected, but on the right track.

I gladly retract my statement that Germany is using 100% renewables.

I still do not understand the fight against renewables by power companies, aside from laziness and greed.

One other point I will make. I look at the entire picture, or try to. When you see pictures of coal burning plants spewing smoke into the atmosphere, look at the color of the "smoke". I grew up in a steel town. Smoke is grey, brown, of black. Steam, on the other hand, is white. I won't say there aren't harmful chemicals in it, but I will say there is a difference in steam over smoke.
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You are missing the point. You cannot force technology to mature faster than it is, by slapping a time frame and $ penalty on it... in fact, taking funding away from researchers hinders the growth of green energy. Carbon taxes are a scam for politicians to line their pockets; especially since the money isn't going INto funding technology; it's being removed from it.
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Actually, you can force existing technology. We're you around in the 60s when they did just that? I was.

Putting a carbon tax on high polluting industries won't work. Of they need to do the business here, they'll just raise their prices, pay the taxes, and continue on their merry way. Not only that, but they'll use their current funds to prevent competition in that field. Look at Nevada's laws that removed the incentive to go solar for its residents. Those that have already invested a lot into solar panels will never see their ROI because the power companies don't want the competition.

We have the technology now to turn the country to 100% renewable energy. Wind, solar, and hydro. Coal burning, natural gas, and nuclear will not be necessary 10 years down the road, but the "buggy whip makers" still think the automobile is a passing fad.
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@Swiggy. Looks like we are both right. Catch 22's suck.
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Oh, and I forgot to mention that one of the by-products of burning coal is Mercury which is dumped into our water-ways, poisoning the fish (you know, our FOOD). It's why the Department of Fish and Wildlife publish their tests and warn the public not to eat certain fish and limit consumption of other fish.
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*breathe
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8 ups, 1 reply
Yeah because pollution never hurt anybody.
Only suckers need to breath.
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10 ups, 1 reply
*breathe

Nice try though.
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What do trees breath? seriously? what are you 5 years old? Here maybe you should read some adult books.... I know there are a lot of big words but give it a try anyway. If its too tough to understand let us know, we will get you a cliff note version.

http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/07/The-Climate-Deception-Dossiers.pdf
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4 ups, 1 reply
You replied to the wrong person dumbass!
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And you misspelled 'breathe' btw
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Yes the Billion dollar Oil industry has no financial interest, just as the tobacco companies had no interests when cigarettes were being sold as 'safe'... there can not be this many ignorant people in the world. The scientist that could disprove climate change would be the richest scientist on earth, none of them can... science has no reason to lie, its the whole purpose of science, .to get to repeatable and provable fact. ...Exxon themselves admitted it, decades ago.... maybe you kids like breathing in poisonous gasses, but sane people do not. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/
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What do trees breathe?
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Go pay your carbon taxes you dumb piece of shit.
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You should not be calling anyone dumb. - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/24/airline-windfall-profits-carbon-tax
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These stupid f**king links you're posting don't prove carbon taxes aren't a scam you f**king moron.
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Wow dude. Show some class and respect.
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Malicious attack? Like you coming to my meme to flag my comments like a little b**ch?
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A large portion of the community is fed up with actions like that. So someone needs to stand up for them because they're afraid if they say something they'll get attacked.

It's being a community leader.
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No, I'm not going to be "civil" with these trolls using alts to troll my memes. "Laonsite" is an alt account of a TROLL. All of these new accounts are ALTS. That's why you need to mind your own business for one, and two, you're just a normal user like everyone else.
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Is this guy serious renegade? I mean how big of a loser do you have to be to take such offense to internet arguments? This guy actually thinks he's president of imgflip? What a F**king piece of shit! Lol
Luckily I like being the bad one! They re always cooler!
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See you at the next page 9 party! omg Get a life f*g.
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Get the f**k off my memes you arrogant f**k. Who do you think you are flagging my comments? I'm sick of these trolls on my memed and I have the right to tell them off. Go yell at another Trump supporter crybaby.
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"Arrogance of veteran users will cease... and new users will be welcomed, not chastised."

You and I typically stay on different memes, so maybe you have welcomed new users and I just haven't seen it, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I don't feel you've followed through on the first point.

I also must give you props. For the most part of the later part of the conversation you've been civil. This is how disagreements should be worked out.
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"Class and respect"? Like how you treat Trump supporters? Please continue to show how much of a butthurt libtard you are.
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You have to make a point to be proven right. Nice alts btw. 2 thousand point gain in minutes LOL
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"Up votes every comment" for the cause
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That's how trump supporters treat Obama supporters with class and respect LMFAO
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Got nothing better to do than to troll my memes?
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Just speaking truth sorry to offend you
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again you should not be calling anyone names, the first link proves the science by the oil industry themselves, the second that not only can we reduce emissions but profit from it as well. now grow up
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Winter of 2016 is setting record lows:
https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/back-to-back-arctic-cold-blasts-midwest-east-december-2016

Expedition team's ship gets stuck in Antarctic ice while trying to prove global warming:

https://youtu.be/u_gxV0L6mwE

How about you delete your f**king account dipshit?
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I'm sorry to interject, but something should be pointed out about the links you posted; they aren't addressing the topic of climate change.

Something to consider is that the Earth does not heat like a convection oven; there will always be hot and warm spots. A global measurement must be considered to make a relevant study.

Relief Web posted a nice article, with sources, on the analysis of data gathered over the past 137 years that proves 2016 has been the hottest year on record. Perhaps more telling is that it is the hottest year on record after 2015; which surpassed the record set by 2014. You can read the article here: http://reliefweb.int/report/world/2016-remains-track-be-hottest-year-record

Ed Hawkins—a professor at the University of Reading in the UK and a contributor of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—made a very cool data visualization showing climate change from 1860–2016. It is considered one of the most effective data visualization pieces ever created. You can find it on the Washington Post at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/05/11/this-scientist-just-changed-how-we-think-about-climate-change-with-one-gif/

I know that this will not alter your view, but I thought you would appreciate seeing the data.
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You just wasted your time writing that. I've never denied that there is climate change. The links are to prove that it's been exaggerated.
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Can't reply to your comment up there. Hahaha yeah, he's just another butthurt liberal mad at us Trump supporters! Thanks for the support. A couple weeks ago I saw him being rude to a user missmelodia or something because she posted a link to her Trump meme and he got all butthurt and told her to apologize! I called him out and told him she did nothing wrong so now he's defending libtard trolls. Lol
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And your memes are garbage btw. They're awful. Please delete your account.
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A tax might not be the best idea, but if it helps then why not? Not like there's a better (realistic) idea out there.
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A tax doesn't DO anything. It is just garnering money.

Working in hypotheticals here. If a viable project was to be funded to solve the problem, the tax was legally tied directly and inseparably to said project, and the tax was applied as a penalty to people or corporations that have an excess of carbon emissions, I don't imagine anyone would complain except those that cause the most harm.

That said, there were an awful lot of "if"s in there.
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When someone says "we" can reduce carbon emissions, is just this country, or all of humanity? Are these carbon taxes effective in the Western Hemisphere, or do they also effect the biggest perpetrators? Namely China and India. I mean the air surrounding those countries don't just hang around them indefinitely. By the way I don't know of any site leaders, but some mutual respect goes a long way... On behalf of BOTH parties.
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According to my personal research and studies on the subject-global warming causes ice ages...patience...
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one your FORCED to buy into
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If you think anybody said that paying taxes was the only way you've been watching Faux News.
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I looooove their white wool, gives me a raging 6.5" hard-on
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I couldn't resist
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God bless Alex Jones! He is may or may not be right on a lot of things, but he is entertaining as hell! Lol. :)
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This Diety? Lmao :)
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Beautiful, this will be in my " my template " tab
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Here's the blank, I think I downloaded it to the site, but I'm not sure! ;)
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I found it and I put it under diety lol
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Lol. :)
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