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Old 07-08-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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So the term "tree hugger" represents the extremist elements of the environmentalists,not the guy like me who is trying to live a more environmentally friendly life by recycling,using an economical car,using less energy to heat and cool his house,being an advocate of cleaner fuels like wind power and solar power etc.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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So the term "tree hugger" represents the extremist elements of the environmentalists,not the guy like me who is trying to live a more environmentally friendly life by recycling,using an economical car,using less energy to heat and cool his house,being an advocate of cleaner fuels like wind power and solar power etc.
Obviously, someone who thinks as we do are the equivalent to "militias and terrorists"!

No fly list for us!

What a crock to ascribe the most radical fringe elements of a movement to describe it in total.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Some people hate anything that smacks of compassion. They view it as a weakness.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I didn't choose the word, 'evil'. That's all yours gal.

I work in the environmental profession and have worked in this field for ten years. Made 'A's in physics, so I'm fairly logically minded. My degree is in biology and I'm about to start on a M.S. in Environmental Management. I'm around all kinds of people who work in many various aspects of environmental protection, both regulatory and natural resources. I don't condone stakes in trees; don't know anyone who has ever participated in such an act. I don't know anyone who has broken into a lab and released all the little mice, nor do I condone it.

Let's have a show of hands. How many of you know someone who has participated in 'eco-terrorism'? If I were a bookie I'd say the odds are none of you know anyone who has actually participated.

Can't wait to read their lame excuses.
My hand is up...I won't say I 'know' the people well. But in the late 80s I did environmental work and ran across some of the Earth First crowd. Tree spikers (allegedly) in northern Minnesota.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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My hand is up...I won't say I 'know' the people well. But in the late 80s I did environmental work and ran across some of the Earth First crowd. Tree spikers (allegedly) in northern Minnesota.
Well I hope your hand isn't up too high and waving wildly because this doesn't sound like it would hold too much weight in court or the court of opinion on a internet forum.

Not disbelieving you, just sounds like some rumors from a long time ago and perhaps a subjective memory.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Well, that's one for 'Oildog'.

And one for me, as I've never met any of them. I know they exist, but have never met one, encountered one, or know anyone in my wide array of enviromental contacts that knows one.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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I didn't choose the word, 'evil'. That's all yours gal.

I work in the environmental profession and have worked in this field for ten years. Made 'A's in physics, so I'm fairly logically minded. My degree is in biology and I'm about to start on a M.S. in Environmental Management. I'm around all kinds of people who work in many various aspects of environmental protection, both regulatory and natural resources. I don't condone stakes in trees; don't know anyone who has ever participated in such an act. I don't know anyone who has broken into a lab and released all the little mice, nor do I condone it.

Let's have a show of hands. How many of you know someone who has participated in 'eco-terrorism'? If I were a bookie I'd say the odds are none of you know anyone who has actually participated.

Can't wait to read their lame excuses.
How many people have died recently from not having AC.or the cheap power needed for AC.More people(provide me the one verifiable death from Mercury poisoning in the US) die from not having power plants then die from having them.... The bunnie humpers who's goal is to control power are murdering scumbags........I hope they end up on a life support system supplied by a wind turbine.....
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Well, that's one for 'Oildog'.

And one for me, as I've never met any of them. I know they exist, but have never met one, encountered one, or know anyone in my wide array of enviromental contacts that knows one.
I have never met an eco-terrorist either.

The other thing that I have never encountered in my wide array of energy industry contacts and dealings is anyone who has willfully violated the rules of an environmental regulatory authority.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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How many people have died recently from not having AC.or the cheap power needed for AC.More people(provide me the one verifiable death from Mercury poisoning in the US) die from not having power plants then die from having them.... The bunnie humpers who's goal is to control power are murdering scumbags........I hope they end up on a life support system supplied by a wind turbine.....
Or, to put it another way "The faster we can bring this country's environmental state to equal the biologically dead zones of areas of Eastern Bloc countries ravaged by decades of unregulated industrial pollution the better! Anybody advocating research to more efficient and less harmful ways of producing and using energy or, God forbid, not pollute and consume as much as humanly possible should be put to death".

Of course, these biologically dead areas also now have ravaged economies because of the poisons in the land seem to make people and companies want to relocate for some reason- but thats not for us to consider!
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Some people hate anything that smacks of compassion. They view it as a weakness.
I'd say that is very rare and does not necessarily apply to anyone who has posted thus far in this discussion. However the abrupt in your face statement does add the type of absolutism and drama that drives people away from the environmental movement.

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