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Fri, Dec. 7th, 2007, 06:10 pm

Today, during the class discussion portion of History of Modern China, one of my classmates boldly explained that he thought that global warming was fictional, devised by first-world nations to keep third-world nations down.

Mon, Jan. 7th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
porsupah

Oddly enough, that appears to be Ron Paul's position, substituting "the UN" or "Europe", and "the US".

Mon, Jan. 7th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
masstreble

The more I come to understand the man, the more his popularity baffles me.

Mon, Jan. 7th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
porsupah

My guess is it's partially his opposition to continuing the deadly folly of Iraq, permitting Republicans against the war to express their feeling without having to vote Dem, and partially that he's not quite as insane as the others - there must, surely, be Republicans who know full well that torture is wrong (and that waterboarding was prosecuted as a war crime in the aftermath of WW2), and Guantanamo Bay isn't any grand beacon of liberty in need of expansion rather than closure.

I shan't comment on how people expect the national debt to be reduced if the IRS were to be eliminated - voluntary donations, perhaps, or greatly increasing expenditure based taxation.