Uh look again,
by Melyash - 5/20/07 11:11 AM
In Reply to: alternative car by mario50
China is putting a new power plant online at a rate of 100+ a year, and what are they powered with? COAL.
Yes the US is one of the largest producers of pollutants, and Greenhouse Gasses, we are also the largest consumers of products produced WORLD WIDE. You wanna talk about money? Money out of our pockets flows to your pockets so that you can have power, and homes and computers to ***** at us on the internet. Money to FEED the 11 year old sons of all of you out there. If the EVIL US did not consume products the billion plus people that our consumption supports would not have jobs, and not be able to even own a TV to see the BS that is spewed forth. Their kids would not have an education to DRAW the conclusion mario here illudes to, because their country would be so poor they could not afford to build the infrastructure necessary to bring about a better standard of living.
The world loves to blame the US for all we do wrong, and yet we are so bad that millions of people a year risk their lives to sneak into this evil place to make a better life than they have other places on the globe. The US PUBLIC had donated more money to poverty relief, Disaster Relief and a thousand other "reliefs" than any other country on the PLANET. We gave BILLIONS to relief efforts after the Sunammi of 05, and we continue to do so world wide and what do we get in return? How much money did Austrailia send when Huricane Katrina hit the gulf coast? Indonisia? How about India? Siria Lanka (sp?) I will wager you can add all the donations every country affected by the Sunammi of 05 gave to Katrina Victims, and it would not add up to 1/1000th the amount the american public gave to them. Not the government, not the Federal, State or Local counties, but the PEOPLE through individual donations to organizations that provided real relief to those in need.
I didn't see the Ausies over here rebuilding schools and hospitals within a week of Katrina, but you sure as hell saw the Evil US military lending a hand within hours of the Sunammi. Flying rescue helicopters and sifting thru the debris looking for surviors. The Navy's contruction batalions (Sea Bee's) were there within days, and the Army Corp of engineers were on the way within a week. Funny about all that, I bet we never sent anybody a frigging bill for all that!
We send boat loads of food to Africa, only to have it stolen by warlords and horded to gain power, and when we go there and try and give it to the people who need it, our solders are ambushed by people who use women and children as shields as they shoot at us. The drag the bodies of our fallen thru the streets and hang them from lamp posts! Oh yea, big bad imperialist america, opressing the poor warlords and trying to take the MILLIONS of pounds of food away from them and give it to the people, regardless of race, creed, religous belief or what color shirt you are wearing today. Yea big bad evil America! If it wasn't for America, you would be speaking Japaneese right now. Next time you think you want to rant about america and how much bad we do, go ask somebody who has food in their belly and a roof over thier head if they hate the person who put it there.
The Kyoto pact was as much a political tool as an actual envronmental document, crafted to garnish economic and polical gain. It is political Posturing at its best. Crafted to build stratigic advantages to countries who are in direct economic competition with the US and it's allies, and failing to address many of the most important issues of today's rapidly changing global economy, It was a dinosaur and served no purpose for America to sign. America already has some of the highest and most stringent envronmental regulations in the world. For instance California has some of the cleanest burning cars of anyplace on earth and has stronger regulations coming online! Hybrid vehicles meet or exceed even TOKYO's tough envronmental standards for emmisions are selling like never before because americans care about our envronment and the effect our cars have on the envronment. We have 4 passenger cars that put out less polution than a motor scooter in other countries, and more and more of them are being used every day.
General Electric, An AMERICAN company is producing the cleanest burning Jet engine the world has ever seen, meeting or exceeding all federal standards. They build desalinzation plants to provide clean water for people who live in areas hit by drought or other factors that reduce water quality. Producing water from seawater allows other water sources such as Ground Water to replenish.
Mario, you spend a couple months a year in Kentucky and you feel you have any clue whatsoever what the USA is all about? That would be like spending time with a tribe of Hill people in the outback and judging you country on that experince alone. Are you insulting all those proud people that live in Kentucky by saying that they should be given money from the same government that you rail against so vigerously?
They can apply for assistance if they want to, and yet most don't because they are either too proud, or they actually like living in a place where they don't have the government telling them they have to have a car that emits only this amount of smog, or that their houses have to look like this or have to be painted only these colors.
These are Hill Folk, they are proud of what they are and the fact they get along just fine without the government sticking its nose in thier business. With your statement what you really are saying is these people can't take care of themselves so the government should? Sounds kinda Marxist to me there pal. These are proud people and I bet if you told them that to their face, they would probably be so pissed they would rearange yours. (look up the hatfields and McCoy's if you dont believe me) You have no clue about Southern Culture, let alone America as a whole. Redneck Pride is just that PRIDE. They don't care if they got rusty appliances on thier porch, or when they mow thier lawn they find a tractor they thought was stolen. It is their way of life. Stop trying to use them as your pawn for pushing forward your anti U.S. sentiments. Tell ya what, you go back to Kentucky and tell them you feel sorry for them, and spout some of your ANTI American BS, if they don't kick your butt they did not understand you. They are the home of American Pride.
America does spend money on alternitive fuels, and we are making progress, probably more than any other nation, because we do see the forest for the trees. Just because Bush mentioned 20 million bucks you think that is all we spend on alternitive fuels? California alont spent FAR more in one year in a partnership with a worldwide consortium of automakers developing a FUEL CEL vehicle that is a reality now. Once again, you have fallen prey to the anti U.S. Hatemongers that skew the little info you hear in a way that helps their cause. America as a whole, is spending more per year than your national budget on energy exploration and alternative fuels. So get off your high horse and look again.
And to tell you something you probably dont understand, AMERICA actually produces trees in the areas you visit so we don't deforest other areas of the world. Americans donate more money per year to save rain forest than any 5 other countries combined. You want to talk about deforestation, sorry, we are actually planting trees forests than we had 20 years ago, not LESS. We are utilizing renewable resources such as wood because it is cheep, renewable and when it does wear out it crumbles to the ground and becomes food for bugs that make fertilizer and grows more wood. Try that with a cinderblock. Cinderblocks crumble in an earthquake but a properly engineered wood building just sways and then stays up.
And you last line about your own governments ability to prosicute your own criminals? How the heck is that America's fault? Their your judges and politicians! If you dont like what they do VOTE EM OUT! You should have a pretty good idea how to deal with criminals, Your country started out as a Prison for British Criminals too dangerous to leave in EUROPE! Stop blaming the US for everything, if we stopped buying all your crap your economy would collapse within a year. And to tell you the truth, our garages and homes are getting pretty full, so maybe you better start looking at a new line of work, cause manufacturing is not gonna cut it in the long run.
BTW if you have a popluation the size of China, and everybody stops riding bycicles ( citing a 10% YEARLY increase in drivers licenses quoted in the movie "crude awakening") who do you think is gonna be the big polluter on the block in short order? Better look North my friend cause that many people all driving to work is gonna be your worst nightmare and ours.