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California sues six auto companies for global warming ifra

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sir EvilFreeSmeg, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    California sues six auto companies for global warming

    OK, we know this is a political stunt in an election year. But do the EMOcrats really think they're going to gain political points with this act of envirowacko kookism?
     
  2. Talga Vasternich

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    It's Kalifornia....they elected Arnold....do you really expect anything rational from them?
     
  3. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Nope

    10charhappydancingmilitantkittenbukkake
     
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    100 bonus points for using this ------- ^ on the forums.
     
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    Yes, and it'll most likely work.

    P.S. stop saying EMOcrats, get some new material.
     
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    I love how they are sueing the companies because the companies are pushing back about the new laws they passed. That's a great message they're sending.

    "Don't speak up about our laws or we'll sue you into bankruptcy."
     
  7. Talga Vasternich

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    *sigh*
    If only we had a loser-pays-all-leagl-fees system.
    Then again, this is being done on the taxpayer's dime anyway, so win or lose, John and Jane Q. Public get to pay for it.
     
  8. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

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    Fascism anybody? Isn't Californication run by EMOcrats? My other thread gets yet one more point of justification.

    While you're at it, let's all wish that our sexual organs were bigger than they already are. I'll take either one
     
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    the automakers should grow some balls and tell the hippies in california that they will no longer sell any cars in that state...let them all get to work on their skateboards.
     
  10. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

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    Good idea but in a capitalist society, somebody else would just fill the void. Vespa comes to mind.

    mmm.... Princess Vespa...
     
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    I'm probably the only one who made enough connections in a thread about ridiculous litigation to find this ironic, but so it goes, so it goes.

    (For the interested, I was thinking along the lines of "What good are bigger sexual organs if you cannot... utilize them?")

    Besides, ECI, we all saw An Inconvenient Truth. And he's thuper-therial. That's gotta count for something.
     
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    It'd be a great way to make pretty much every rapist immune from prosecution.

    Yeah, that's what fascism is.
     
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    dondrei:
    I assume that Talga was referring to only civil suits; not criminal cases.
     
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    Yeah, but I wanted him to say it.
     
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    Looks to me like this is a back-handed way to get precedent for Global Warming being a myth.

    Look at it this way: California Republicans look all clean now; they suppored this after all! They even sue 6 of the worlds most powerful companies, putting so much money and precendent on the table that the 6 automakers simply cannot afford to settle, and cannot afford to lose.

    So the 6 carmakers put insane resources into debunking global warming. I'm willing to bet that California puts wholly insufficient resources in the hands of their lawyers, and the Car Companies win. The massive case gets all kind of press, and passes into law via precedent and public opinion that Global Warming is a myth. Republicans are all like "oh well, at least we tried. Now we know it's fake. Car companies: as you were."
     
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    Does Smeg still claim that global warming is a myth? Or has he shifted his goalposts so they line up with the rest of the Republican party - "okay, so global warming is real but it's not us that are causing it"?
     
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    I think the current theory is that they´re admitting it´s the case, but it would be expensive to do anything about it. So long greenland...
     
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    You'd have to be INSANE to ride a vespa in America.

    Anyway - how hard would it be for them to just pop out of state and buy a car?
     
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    Some places Vespas are okay--the town I go to school in is small enough that some people manage to get around... grocery shopping must be fun, though =)

    The problem with shopping out of state is that you need to maintain a current smog-check, and, with the new emission standards that CA is implementing in the next couple of years (by 2009, iirc), the car will be subject to all sorts of new fees...

    Oh, and for the doubters, I live in Los Angeles most of the year, but I have no problem riding my bike to work!
     
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    I was referring to only civil suits; not criminal cases.

    there....I said it.
     

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