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Clear and present disaster is happening right now in the Midwest.  

Nothing is going to be done to prepare for Climate Change.  To do so would put a massive dent in the profits of the automotive (~20% of the US economy, when all is said and done) and energy (~8% of GDP) industries and negatively affect the FIRE sector (~20% of GDP) in ways too complicated for me to sort out.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Mar 29th, 2019 at 03:30:15 PM EST
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You mean the flooding of huge expanses of farmland, the ruination of thousands of drinking water wells, and the damage to Offutt Air Force Base? The expected increase in the price of meat, to the tune of $1 per pound? The $0.20 per gallon increase in the price of gasoline due to disruption of the ethanol supply? All that stuff?

It's just regular weather. Ask anybody.

by asdf on Fri Mar 29th, 2019 at 04:32:09 PM EST
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I was thinking of the Tragedy of the flooding of the Oakland High School football field.

Guess, well ... yeah.

The rest of that stuff too.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Mar 29th, 2019 at 07:44:56 PM EST
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needs moar study

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 29th, 2019 at 04:35:14 PM EST
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AWKWARD, no? "Clear and present danger" test-trope succumbs to meaningful studies of hand of natural and artificial disasters IMPACTING government duty to protect wtf  (BIBLICAL PROPORTION).

Schenck v. United States


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 30th, 2019 at 06:02:11 PM EST
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