We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From a global warming hysteric (with a large, very comfortable home): "How could my wood stove be adding to global warming? It's not oil. It's natural. What would we do without it? It's our pleasure and comfort."
She thinks that as long as it isn't oil, it's good. Wrong. Oil and coal are simply old wood.
If the normal internal body temperature as taken orally is roughly 98.6 degrees, then wouldn't this poor soul (and all of us poor humans) be heating the atmosphere simply by speaking and exhaling? How much do 6.5 billion speaking and exhaling people raise the earth's temeprature? That would also mean that cloistered monks and nuns who take the vow of silence are the true heroes in our never-ending battle against insidious climate change.
Can we now correctly tell Al Gore to please just--Shut Up! Or does he have a carbon credit handy for this as well?