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White House Explores Global Warming’s Health Benefits

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Posted on Oct 25, 2007
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Why are these ladies smiling?  Could it be the invigorating effects of climate change?

The White House should hand out pamphlets featuring stock photos of squealing, happy children and serene-looking seniors entitled “Global Warming And You!” after spokeswoman Dana Perino’s startling musings about possible “health benefits” of global warming.  Perino made the comments, with a disclaimer, in speaking with reporters Wednesday at the White House.


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On Wednesday, spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters that US experts were trying to determine “what are going to be the health benefits and the health concerns of climate change, of which there are many.”

Asked to detail what the benefits would be, Perino replied: “Look, this is an issue where I’m sure lots of people would love to ridicule me when I say this.”

“But it is true that many people die from cold-related deaths every winter. And there are studies that say that climate change in certain areas of the world would help those individuals,” she added. “I’m not an expert.”

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By mdruss42, October 26, 2007 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment

When there are discussions about different methods and degrees of torture like it is normal…...yes, the people in this country are that dumb and that we have managed to destroy ourselves is fore-ordained.

Teach and live lies. It’ll be OK. We’ll never have to answer for all the things done in our name ‘cause we didn’t even know ‘bout most of ‘em. O’course that’s because we did not care as long as we were comfortable and entertained.

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By WykydRed, October 26, 2007 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment

“These people” aren’t this stupid, Mary. The American people ARE. I am at rock bottom with their sheer stupidity. It can no longer be eluded to as “ignorance”. It’s choosing to be lazy and stupid and just take what comes.

It’s too late to fix the planet. People ARE stupid enough to believe they can do that, but they can’t. What takes man 5 minutes to change takes nature 10,000 years to repair. And that’s something tiny. Like moving a rock in river. Now everyone is being told that half of all plant and animal life will be dead on this planet in the next 5 years. But, it won’t affect humans.

Huh? Yes. That was really said in retaliation of the scientific facts. And people are already mouthing it. “Oh, it won’t affect us!” Right. And how won’t it?

sigh. It won’t be over soon enough…

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By mary, October 26, 2007 at 1:40 pm Link to this comment

What a piece of work she is, fits right in with the whole group.  I keep hoping to wake up from this nightmare.  Don’t you just want to punch her lights out.  These people cannot be this stupid!!!

Even if we are off the mark with global warming, which I doubt, why not make some simple changes to halt the “possible” damage.  I would like to see smart young people look at the economic possibilities for much needed new industries that could be the new “industrial revolution” that saves the planet, American jobs, and restores our respect throughout the world.  Instead we got the likes of Dana Perino and the rest.  I sure would like to hear the press corps call her on these ridiculous statements…

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By PACRAT, October 26, 2007 at 10:21 am Link to this comment
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Is Perino as dumb as she seems to be? We are used to slick liars as the Bush press secretary, but this one probably believes the nonsense she spouts. The others at least smirked when they knew they were lying.

Maybe it’s part of a grand strategy to make other White House folks look brilliant! If it is, it’s working! Sad, isn’t it?

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By thomas billis, October 26, 2007 at 1:15 am Link to this comment
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This is the latest fashionable thing for the fossil fuel advoctes.It is based on the research of an economist.I think his name is Lomborg.Dana Perrino another climate expert spouts about stuff she is getting from an economist about the enviroment.She does not mention that many climatologists think Manhattan will be under water.Oh yeah she did the offset is it will good for the boat builders.

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By WykydRed, October 26, 2007 at 12:20 am Link to this comment

Is everyone too stunned into silence to react to this little ditty? Frankly, it took me four hours to remember how to type after reading this. Americans will be believing it and bragging about it tomorrow at work. “Global Warming will be GREAT for our health!”

America…America….what sheds its waste on thee?

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