Re: virus: my evil twin

Sodom (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 22:55:47 -0400

Nathaniel Hall wrote:
> Sodom wrote:
> >
> >
> > > KMO wrote:
> > <snip>
> > >
> > > > And
> > > > yeah, a choice between Al Gore, Jack Kemp, and Ross Perot ain't no
> > > > choice at all.
> > <snip>
> >
> > Just a little note about Al Gore, I have never met the man, but I
> > have a close and honest relative who went to College with the man at
> > Harvard. From what I hear, Al Gore is exceptionally honest, hard working
> > and intelligent. He may not be much fun at parties, but he is supposed
> > to be a real good guy. My feelings are that Clinton put Al in the
> > position he is in now, and if it weren't for that, Al's record would be
> > spottless.
> > frightens me because he puts security for mental midgets above freedom
> > of speech - something I am sure most people here value quite a bit. If
> > Al would lay off of the encryption - censorship stuff, I would vote for
> > him in a second.
> >
> > Sodom
> Did you know in his book "Earth in the Balance" he accuses the automobile
> as being one of the most evil things mankind has ever invented? Next time
> you find yourself stranded somewhere because you have no means of
> transportation think of that and then think of Al Gore. He claims the
> greenhouse effect as an unquestionable given and labels as rotten anyone who
> says otherwise, but has the ocean level risen by any measurable amount?
> Think of that when you have to pay twice as much for the necessities of life
> because he has implemented his "chicken little" belief into law! You hate
> his assault on free speech and encryption and yet you still harbor support
> for this man? Its like saying "I would like to have a dog if only it acted
> like a cat!"
> The Nateman

No I did not read the book, but I do believe that the automobile is
about the worst thing ever invented. I must admit that I am an avid
technologist, and support technilogical advancement at almost any cost;
However, you must admit, that we have reached a level of technology
where we could eliminate the need for fosile fuels. We have the
technology and power to use dozens of other sources for fuel. Don't you
believe it is foolish to rely on a limited resource to such a point that
if it went away all of a sudden the worlds economy would collapse over
night? Every light in every American house would go out because the
military would take all the nuclear power in our "best interests"?
Come-on Nateman, you can see trends as well as anyone. You know the
potential for damage to the environment from pollution. I am not at all
convinced that fossile fuels are responsible for the slight warming we
have noticed, I am not sure it isn't a natural trend. I am sure that I
don't like the way L.A. looks when I drive there. I know that the
pollution in rivers and streams in Michigan is due to the auto industry.
Have you driven through Phoenix, NY, Chicago, and seen the devestation?
I worked for a short time in the auto industry grinding cam shafts and I
can tell you that these people are losers. Most can't read at all, few
have teath and there are serious health hazards everywhere. I flourished
there since I have a college education and was a Network Admin before
going there, so I got the cool CNC (computer numeric controlled)
grinders and could properly use the safety equipment. Of course, when my
skin started turning gray/green I quit.

The oceans will rise, probably due to the ice age we are still getting
out of, and not because of pollution. Al may be many things, but I don't
think his honesty is in question. I cannot think of another politican
that I could somewhat trust.