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Old 08-24-2015, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Armies wear green for a reason.

Middle East conflict drastically 'improves air quality'

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Researchers say that in countries like Syria and Iraq, levels of air pollutants have fallen dramatically.
The amount of nitrogen dioxide in the air over Damascus has fallen by up to 50% since start of the civil war.
The authors believe their work has important lessons for projections of global emissions.
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"We don't want to talk about 'benefits' for people in Syria, but in fact it has improved air quality - yes, that's for sure."
-Dr Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Now we aren't limited to just exporting freedom and democracy, we can threaten to improve air quality around the world.

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Old 08-24-2015, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...we can threaten to improve air quality around the world.
1) Who exactly is the "we" here? Last I checked, the Syrians &c were fignting all on their own.

2) If you bother to look, I think you'll find that most armies in the region wear tan/brown, to match with the sand. That is, when they're official armies with uniforms, and not just a bunch of jihadists.
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https://www.google.com/search?q=army+climate+change

While US state governments (looking at you, Florida and Wisconsin) make it illegal to talk about climate change, the US Army is gearing up for a '100 year war' on it.
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While US state governments (looking at you, Florida and Wisconsin) make it illegal to talk about climate change, the US Army is gearing up for a '100 year war' on it.
And the Navy, with all its sea level facilities, can't afford to be dogmatic.
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1) Who exactly is the "we" here? Last I checked, the Syrians &c were fignting all on their own.

2) If you bother to look, I think you'll find that most armies in the region wear tan/brown, to match with the sand. That is, when they're official armies with uniforms, and not just a bunch of jihadists.
"We" being Murricans. As the then Commander-In-Chief put it:

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Our mission in Iraq and Afghanistan is clear to our service members -- and clear to our enemies. Our men and women are fighting to secure the freedom of more than 50 million people who recently lived under two of the cruelest dictatorships on earth. Our men and women are fighting to help democracy and peace and justice rise in a troubled and violent region.
-George W. Bush, November 11, 2003
Now people around the world have to worry that we'll export clean air.

And as long as we're nit-picking, I was packing my bags less than three weeks after Bush's speech. I had to get my butt over there to help ISIS get started. With a brown uniform and green equipment.
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While US state governments (looking at you, Florida and Wisconsin) make it illegal to talk about climate change...
IMHO, it should be, if not actually illegal, at least unacceptable for any intelligent person to use the weasel-word term "climate change". It's anthropgenic global warming (AGW for short). "Climate change" implies that while it may be happening, we have no idea of the cause, when in fact we do know.
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"We" being Murricans. As the then Commander-In-Chief put it:
Well, this is getting too close to politics. I'll just suggest that instead of listening to the maunderings of our moronic former Commander in Chief (or even the present one), it would be a good idea to read some history. The jihadists, under whatever name, were using exactly the same tactics, for the same reasons, a thousand years before there even WAS a United States.
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That is the most obscene and paranoid thing I ever heard
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For certain values of 'obscene'?

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"Climate change" implies that while it may be happening, we have no idea of the cause, when in fact we do know.
'We' doesn't include followers of Suspicious 0bservers. "Your mind is your weapon". Try the video on 'Top 6 Climate Change Problems'.
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