Posted by laima on August 18, 2006, at 12:10:10
In reply to Re: Jeremy Leggett » laima, posted by Meri-Tuuli on August 18, 2006, at 11:41:02
Don't worry, it's ok. I get frustrated with so much of politics and even with entire countries, too, even though I know it's not right to lump, either. We're just frustrated. A lot of people are frustrated.
Let me carefully word this for I don't want to say the wrong thing which could upset anyone here on the board- but note that over 50% of our population actually voted for Gore, not Bush. (It's finally been officialy determined.) Note the contentious *"spoiler"* debate surrounding Nader-that someone like him has so much influence (the controversy being something along the lines that he may have splintered up the vote of "the Left"- thereby allowing Bush to win-twice). And consider the wildly exciting meteoric rise of Barack Obama- if you haven't heard of him yet in England, I'm certain you soon will. These factors are examples of a strong political dissent and dissagreement to the current policies and/or state of affairs. Yet, it's the other side everyone hears so much about and which has the power and means to make their mark worldwide at this time.
Respectfully to all,
ps-This seems crazy! There are individuals and communities which might make this seem true in patches...perhaps your friend is in a happy bubble and doesn't get out enough :) ? You know though, that university communities are generally more likely to be environmentally aware, and this might help explain the error. What about the Scandinavian countries...
> I know an American PhD student, in earth sciences actually and she tried to tell me that America is the most environmentally friendly country in the world. Her supervisor laughed and er, corrected her. I mean, this is the opinion of an *educated* American, and one who is supposedly studying *earth sciences*. You'd think she'd have a clue!