"I am alarmed but not about climate change. It is ridiculous that Al Gore flys around preaching his alarm
then goes home to his 10,000 sq ft house where he spends the million dollar prize he got just keeping the lights on and the air conditioning
running." This comment is not driven by intellectual curiosity or inquiry. It is driven by ideology. We seem to have parked our sense of respect for others and their views. I reminded of a case in point. I was sitting in the Bay Pines, fl. V,A. center some time ago. I was waiting in a chair, there was a TV playing, I don't watch TV so i was just sitting. An old fellow, older than me sat down and started complaining about the president, who was on the screen
. Just brutal, hateful, contempt. I suggested that maybe he's not as bad as some and not as good as others. That was all he required to attack me. "Your one of those liberal, bla bla bla." There was no way to even think about reasoning with such a person. So I moved. I thought about for some time. And I wondered, how it is that two men
who together laid their lives on the line, stood shoulder to shoulder, defending our country, dying in the process. Sitting in these 'United' states, how is it that I am now his enemy?. And make no mistake, this ideological contempt emanates from one side of the isle. I would have been and am more than willing to have my opinion and let him/others have theirs. The gist of this thread is not whether there is or is not a problem! The gist is , how do we, as in those who think there is a problem, cope, feel, think about the problem. Your plain and simple contempt for that premise, demonstrated by the above nonsensical political comment is the same as that old guy, not on point. Not relevant. We're not talking about your end of the boat or my end of the boat. We're talking about THE boat. The one were both in, together. It makes no sense me telling you that your end of the boat is sinking! We on this forum say we never use a single
source for navigation
. Cross check every assumption. And if in doubt, assume there is a reef in front of you. And plan accordingly.