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25 minutes ago, Larsongs said:

Global warming or Climate Change began after the Ice Age. It’s been going on ever since.. 

The Ice Age was caused by something other worldly. The End will most likely be caused the same way... 

We can all do a better job of taking care of where we live... And should..

What can she do about the biggest Polluters like China? Nothing.. Is she planning a future in Politics? Sounds like a Polotician.


 

perhaps if she did run for office and was elected she would do something about china and the worlds pollution, for now raising the issue is what she can do  (greener energy) .. politicians (good ones ) are needed to run  the world ,

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3 minutes ago, Fish Crumpet said:

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

Nero was the leader of the Roman Empire. 
Sg. wasn’t leading anybody. (No offense)

Your analogy is poor. 

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35 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:

Here in the US you can:

1.  Enlist in the armed forces

2.  Smoke cigarettes 

3.  Vote

4.  Drive a car

5.  Donate blood and become an organ donor

6.  Work full time

7.  Play the lottery

8.  Consent to having sexual relations with someone who is 18 or older

9.  Establish checking/savings account

10.  Apply for loans

11.  Apply for credit cards 

12.  Get piercings/tattoos without parents consent 

13.  Change your birth name 

14.  File a lawsuit

15.  Get married 

16.  Buy spray paint, fireworks and adult videos

17.  Purchase a house or vehicle

18.  Move out of your parents' home

.... At 18.  But I guess it makes sense to draw the line at expressing an opinion about the environment in a public forum. 

She is 18 as of January.  Only one of those things on the list she can't legally do in the USA. Outside of the US all bets are off.

Here in the US you can:

1.  Enlist in the armed forces. She can to that. You need to be 17.

2.  Smoke cigarettes. She can't do that you need to be 21.

3.  Vote. She can to that. You need to be 18.

4.  Drive a car. She can do that in many states you need to be at least 16.

5.  Donate blood and become an organ donor. She can to both. You need to be 13 to donate blood, and an organ is 18.

6.  Work full time. She can to that. You need to be 16.

7.  Play the lottery. She can to that. You need to be 18.

8.  Consent to having sexual relations with someone who is 18 or older. She can to that. You need to be 18.

9.  Establish checking/savings account. She can to that. You need to be 18.

10.  Apply for loans. She can to that. You need to be 18.

11.  Apply for credit cards. She can to that. You need to be 18.

12.  Get piercings/tattoos without parents consent. She can to both. You need to be 18.

13.  Change your birth name. She can to that. You need to be 16.

14.  File a lawsuit. She can to that. You need to be 18.

15.  Get married. She can to that. Some states its as young as 16.

16.  Buy spray paint, fireworks and adult videos. She can to all three. You need to be 18.

17.  Purchase a house or vehicle. She can to both. You need to be 18.

18.  Move out of your parents' home. She can to that. You need to be 18.

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3 minutes ago, brad1 said:

Nero was the leader of the Roman Empire. 
Sg. wasn’t leading anybody. (No offense)

Your analogy is poor. 

It's not an analogy, O Wise One. It's an expression to describe those who are blissfully — or intentionally — unaware of what's going on around them.

Your thought processes are poor.

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21 minutes ago, Fish Crumpet said:

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

Listening to Zappa is more fun than playing the fiddle.

I though it was fiddle if you are in a Bluegrass Band and a violin when you play anywhere else.

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5 minutes ago, Fish Crumpet said:

It's not an analogy, O Wise One. It's an expression to describe those who are blissfully — or intentionally — unaware of what's going on around them.

Your thought processes are poor.

An analogy is the comparison of two things. Look it up in the dictionary "Oh wise one!". You were comparing Nero's actions to Sgt. Pepper's.  And I pointed out to you that it was a poor analogy. And it certainly was. You then tried to change the argument.  You seem to just enjoy putting other members down when you disagree with them. You get on others about hurling insults, but you do it yourself all the time. And you think you are being so witty about it. 

So I had to  call you out on your poor analogy. And now you have shown that YOU don't even know what an analogy is. 

I've been a public school teacher for over 30 years. I know some stuff. Some.

I don't know everything.  

Like some think they do...

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1 hour ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

She just turned 18 in January, she was born in 2003. So she must be in her last year of High School.  When I was in HS, I was smoking week and listening to Zappa, not saving the planet.

She is a angry and bitter little thing isn't she.

you make her sound so good, yourself , not so much.    (edited by myself for my going personal)

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31 minutes ago, brad1 said:

You get on others about hurling insults, but you do it yourself all the time.

I'm a contrarian.

As an aside, I had wondered why the standard of public education in the US has declined so much in these past 30 years. Thank you.

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I remember when Carl Sagan spoke in the 90s about how governments should work towards environmental improvement.  We've been arguing about this for decades and not much has happened.  Truth is in the eye of the beholder I guess.  I miss Carl...  Smart man. 

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1 hour ago, Fish Crumpet said:

19. Own a shotgun or rifle (federal law — your state may vary).

Yep true.  Also:

Responsibilities of Turning 18

1. If you are a male, you are required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of turning 18. According to the law, www.sss.gov/default.htm, you can be prosecuted if you do not register. If convicted, you can be fined up to $250,000 and/or spend up to five years in jail.

2. As a legal adult, you are now responsible for your actions. If you violate any law, you will be charged as an adult.

3. You can be selected for jury duty.

4. You are legally obligated to pay all debts you incur.

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1 minute ago, rct said:

We did I'm 18 Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

rct

I would have liked to see that!🙂

You don’t see too many bands doing that number anymore.  

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1 hour ago, jvi said:

you make her sound so good, yourself , not so much.    (edited by myself for my going personal)

I know I'm a d-ick head. Been told here by more people than just you.

No one is forcing her to save the planet, but if she can solve what is wrong, and a ton of people with big fancy college degrees can't then good on her.

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5 minutes ago, rct said:

We did I'm 18 Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

rct

I've got a
Baby's brain and an old man's heart
Took eighteen years to get this far
Don't always know what I'm talkin' about
Feels like I'm livin' in the middle of doubt
'Cause I'm
Eighteen
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18 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:

Yep true.  Also:

Responsibilities of Turning 18

1. If you are a male, you are required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of turning 18. According to the law, www.sss.gov/default.htm, you can be prosecuted if you do not register. If convicted, you can be fined up to $250,000 and/or spend up to five years in jail.

2. As a legal adult, you are now responsible for your actions. If you violate any law, you will be charged as an adult.

3. You can be selected for jury duty.

4. You are legally obligated to pay all debts you incur.

And you can go to Federal Pound Me In The A-ss Prison too.

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