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Playboy: Sen.[Bernie] Sanders: Global warming ‘far more serious problem than Al Qaeda’
The Hill ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ben Geman

Posted on 10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda" and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits.

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Sanders targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits,” Sanders said.

“And because of their power over the political process, you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a far more serious problem than Al Qaeda,” he said.

The comment arrives in a broader economic critique of what Sanders, the Senate's most left-leaning member, calls a “hypercapitalist” society plagued by huge inequalities in wealth and political power.

Sanders alleges the Republican Party has become “extremist” but also criticizes Democrats. A tidbit from the interview:

Let me tell you a story outside of school. I go to the Democratic caucuses every week, and every week there is a report about fund-raising—Republicans have raised thus and thus; this is what we have done. In the six years I’ve been going to those meetings, I have never heard five minutes of discussion about organizing. It’s about raising money. Not five minutes to say, “Look, West Virginia, we have rallies, we’re doing this, we’re doing that, we’re knocking on doors.” In six years, I have heard no discussion about that at all.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; berniesanders; carbontax; climatechange; climatechangefraud; energy; globalwarming; globamwarninghoax; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; libertarians; loon; medicalmarijuana; opec; playboy; proabortion; terrorism; vermont
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can we just nuke Vermont? It has Bernie Sanders, my ex wife’s family and a whole bunch of yogurt-douching america-hating neohippy skumbags. In 10 years, we can go back to skiing there, no big deal.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 7:58:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I would be perfectly willing to destroy the planet to get Bernie Sanders. Well, and the rest of his ilk.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 7:59:02 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I always listen to and take advice from Bernie Sanders/sarc


4 posted on 10/18/2013 7:59:33 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is a shame that such a beautiful state has been taken over by hippies and nuts like Sanders.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 7:59:55 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now it’s time for a whole slew of...”at least he admits he’s a socialist” comments. Which makes this much more acceptable.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 8:00:36 AM PDT by albie
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To: basil

:)

He has the interview linked on his website.

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/the-playboy-interview


7 posted on 10/18/2013 8:00:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Albore said 15 years ago we didn’t have 10 years left. The same Luddite idiots said in 1968 we would all be starving by now as the Earth “couldn’t possibly support more than 4 billion persons on the planet”, when we now have over 6 billion and are fatter than ever.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Diversionist “Squirrel!” tripe to deflect attention from the real threat - ISLAM.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

HAH...thanks for posting.......nothing like the searing insight of liberals like Playboy and Bernie Commie Sanders....


10 posted on 10/18/2013 8:02:35 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Should we buy that issue of Playboy to read the articles???


11 posted on 10/18/2013 8:02:43 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is the Bernie Sanders interview the “redeeming social value” of that issue of Playboy????


12 posted on 10/18/2013 8:03:21 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/commentaries/crichton_3.pdf


13 posted on 10/18/2013 8:04:33 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They are just acting like we never found out this was A HOAX ...


14 posted on 10/18/2013 8:04:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Should we buy that issue of Playboy to read the articles???

Buy the Braille version just in case the centerfold is Bernie Sanders.

15 posted on 10/18/2013 8:05:24 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He must be a subscriber to PB.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 8:06:05 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What’s even more dangerous for America is that we allow mentally ill morons like Sanders to run loose among the civilians!


17 posted on 10/18/2013 8:07:42 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t believe in the AGW hoax. So if it’s being defeated by “big business” and oil and coal interests, these entities should start paying me for helping them!

It could be, Bernie, that the people who don’t Believe understand the science and data and what the data implies.

But a Marxist MUST see all problems as being the result of the huge companies (with all the means of production) oppressing the poor worker class, who merely slave away for the big companies. So if the proletariat does not believe the Government Official Reality it is the capitalist’s fault, not the Government.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 8:07:57 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL, a centerfold of Bernie Sanders would not be a pretty sight...........


19 posted on 10/18/2013 8:08:08 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda"

Sorry folks but Bernie is right on this one. To help prove his point, I will personally pay to move Bernie and his entire family to Iraq/Iran/insert Islamic paradise here.

20 posted on 10/18/2013 8:08:23 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

” Can we just nuke Vermont? It has Bernie Sanders, my ex wife’s family and a whole bunch of yogurt-douching america-hating neohippy skumbags”

Thanks for the laugh, that’s awsome!


21 posted on 10/18/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve got an idea Bernie... You swear off of using fossil fuels to get to and from Washington, to cool and heat your homes and offices in DC and VT, setting a good example, and I might stop thinking you’re a crazy SOB. Granted, you’re the only leftist congress-critter whose honest enough to say you’re a socialist (though the ministry of propaganda refers to you as an “independent”).

But as an elected representative of the people, you need to set an example by leading.

Mark


22 posted on 10/18/2013 8:08:59 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can we debate defunding Bernie Sanders for a while?


23 posted on 10/18/2013 8:11:55 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: CodeToad
The same Luddite idiots said in 1968 we would all be starving by now as the Earth “couldn’t possibly support more than 4 billion persons on the planet”, when we now have over 6 billion and are fatter than ever.

And the vast majority of the starvation and human misery in the world isn't caused by a lack of resources, but by evil human beings, usually either leftists, islamists, or arabs, using starvation as a tool to further their evil goals.

Mark

24 posted on 10/18/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bernie Sanders is a sick old Marxist nutcase. If we could peer into his brain we’d probably get so nauseous we’d puke our guts out.

Bernie, Bama, Chuckie, Durbin, Patty, Rangle, S. J. Lee, Nancy, Boxer, Fineswine and hundreds of others are more dangerous than Al Qaida.

Global warming is a fairy tale for fairies.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 8:12:46 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I guess I didn’t really buy them for the articles after all. LOL!


26 posted on 10/18/2013 8:13:50 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Global Warming is not a problem but the disciples of that religion certainly are.
They are willing to destroy all profits, and western civilization with it, to "save" the planet.

27 posted on 10/18/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Member of Moonbat Nation.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 8:18:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bernie Sanders? Playboy? For some reason the two just don’t seem to go together.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 8:19:35 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: MarkL

“And the vast majority of the starvation and human misery in the world isn’t caused by a lack of resources, but by evil human beings, usually either leftists, islamists, or arabs, using starvation as a tool to further their evil goals.”

True, including liberals that prevent helping people or using military force to stop genocides.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 8:20:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Weekend at Bernie's ...

Photoshop help needed here please.

31 posted on 10/18/2013 8:21:14 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0amaÂ’s America)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Really? You know what’s worse, fkn democraps! That’s more of a threat! I am pissed this morning, don’t give me this global warming shiite.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 8:23:01 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Hardraade

“I would be perfectly willing to destroy the planet to get Bernie Sanders. Well, and the rest of his ilk”

I would too.


33 posted on 10/18/2013 8:27:18 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Hardraade

“I would be perfectly willing to destroy the planet to get Bernie Sanders. Well, and the rest of his ilk”

I would too if you mean by his ilk , democrats/socialists/leftists/liberals , then yes


34 posted on 10/18/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No it isn’t Bernie. These jerks will never go away. We could be in the middle of an ice age and they’d still be insisting in global warming or some other crack pot idea to waste tax dollars and make a nuisance of themselves.


35 posted on 10/18/2013 8:29:36 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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global warming is a hoax

we are in the Sun's solar cycle 24 which is much smaller than previous ones

the next one solar cycle 25 will be almost non-existant , signaling the start of a mini-Ice age.

36 posted on 10/18/2013 8:31:32 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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Now that the insurgency feels that they’ve won, I expect that amnesty, global warming, and gun control will all be pushed hard, along with Common Core and “free” college tuition for all, citizen or not.

I can’t help but wonder if the EBT card goofup followed by the USDA memo saying that EBT money distribution would stop in November “until further notice” was a threat that the pubbies responded to by capitulating.


37 posted on 10/18/2013 8:31:50 AM PDT by DBrow
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global warming is a hoax

we are in the Sun's solar cycle 24 which is much smaller than previous ones. already this winter will be much colder

the next one solar cycle 25 will be almost non-existant , signaling the start of a mini-Ice age. the next few decades are going to be cold

38 posted on 10/18/2013 8:32:28 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s a good thing they didn’t name VT after Ethan Allen; he would not be happy with the VT people today.


39 posted on 10/18/2013 8:37:30 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: DBrow

yes the news media is trying to invent more fake crisis as they did for the debt ceiling. there was never any chance for default nor collapse but the news media said it in EVERY news story that if the Republicans didn’t agree to raise the debt ceiling that the USA would default on the debt and collapse of the world economy. this was the most blatant,. the most universal(said in every story as if it were a fact), and pervasive lie the media ever told and that i have ever seen. I will write a letter to every Republican explaining to them how they were fooled and how they better not pass amnesty.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Actually... what conservatives could do (if they’d all agree to do it en masse) is to heavily populate Vermont AND New Hampshire. Make that region the bastion freedom-mindedness it once was...

Ah never mind... just nuke Vermont.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 8:38:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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Oh, NO!

You mean that man-made Global Warming has gotten so bad that now it is cooling the sun? Say it isn't so!

42 posted on 10/18/2013 8:51:24 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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what conservatives could do (if they’d all agree to do it en masse) is to heavily populate Vermont AND New Hampshire.

Heavily populated anything turns socialist. Heavily unpopulated anything turns American. If you pack freedom loving, barbequing, gun shooting, loud music loving conservatives into a small space, they'd eventually turn to big government to get their neighbors to be quiet and follow a long list of rules. Government was invented so people could get along. The more people per square mile, the more big intrusive government people want.

43 posted on 10/18/2013 8:58:18 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Senator, STEP AWAY FROM THE BONG!


44 posted on 10/18/2013 8:58:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
calls a “hypercapitalist” society plagued by huge inequalities in wealth and political power.

It is the libtard agenda and libtard policies that are causing the inequalities of wealth.Excessive government spending leads to hyperlarge deficit spending which requires the combination of increased money supply, increased taxes, and increase government borrowing to finance the deficit.This combination is an assault on saving and capital accumulation, which leads to lower productive expenditure, which leads to less demand for labor which leads to increased unemployment and lower average money wage rates.

At the same time, when the money supply is increased, it leads to more aggregate profits for capitalists, business owners, and the rich. The combination of lower average money wage rates for workers and higher aggregate profit income for the rich leads to more inequality.The solution is to cut government spending, government budget deficits,taxes, and borrowing, and control the increase in the money supply.And this requires rejection of socialism and statism.

45 posted on 10/18/2013 8:59:12 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: sima_yi

yes. the democrats want us to believe our SUVs have cooled the Sun when a million Earths fit into the Sun.

http://notrickszone.com/2013/08/05/solar-cycle-24-weakest-in-almost-200-years-shows-signs-of-an-even-weaker-upcoming-cycle-25/


46 posted on 10/18/2013 9:00:05 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Ted Kennedy proposes a toast!”


47 posted on 10/18/2013 9:01:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DBrow
But a Marxist MUST see all problems as being the result of the huge companies (with all the means of production) oppressing the poor worker class, who merely slave away for the big companies instead of slaving away for the government.
48 posted on 10/18/2013 9:01:40 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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49 posted on 10/18/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: JimRed
Lysenkoism is used metaphorically to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives....."
50 posted on 10/18/2013 9:03:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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