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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 21:20
    Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on Mars, Venezuela's socialist president Hugo Chavez says.

    "I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilisation on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Mr Chavez said in a speech to mark World Water Day.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/23/3171019.htm

    Thoughts?
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    22 Mar '11 21:24
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on Mars, Venezuela's socialist president Hugo Chavez says.

    "I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilisation on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Mr Chavez said in a speech to mark World Water Day.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/23/3171019.htm

    Thoughts?
    Pushing for someone else to bomb, BDN?
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 21:25
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Pushing for someone else to bomb, BDN?
    It's too late to bomb the Martians, no1.
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    22 Mar '11 21:27
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    It's too late to bomb the Martians, no1.
    It's your sincere belief that Chavez's comment was serious rather than ironic?
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 21:33
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    It's your sincere belief that Chavez's comment was serious rather than ironic?
    Why not take his remarks at face value? It doesn't detract from their worth.
  6. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    22 Mar '11 21:36
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Why not take his remarks at face value? It doesn't detract from their worth.
    Do you even understand the context of the remarks? HINT: World Water Day
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 21:43
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Do you even understand the context of the remarks? HINT: World Water Day
    It was heavy going at first but a kind kindergarten pupil explained it to me slowly.
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    22 Mar '11 21:47
    Capitalism will turn this planet into a barren wasteland one day.
  9. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    22 Mar '11 21:51
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    It was heavy going at first but a kind kindergarten pupil explained it to me slowly.
    This might help:

    1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water


    2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation (2002, UNICEF/WHO JMP 2004)


    1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases.


    3 900 children die every day from water borne diseases (WHO 2004)


    Daily per capita use of water in residential areas:

    - 350 litres in North America and Japan

    - 200 litres in Europe

    - 10-20 litres in sub-Saharan Africa

    http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/index.php?id=25


    Something for you and Michelle Malkin to consider if you're not too busy yukking it up about how crazy Chavez is.
  10. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 21:56
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Capitalism will turn this planet into a barren wasteland one day.
    That's a bit pessimistic. Aren't there any alternatives to capitalism?
  11. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 21:58
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    This might help:

    1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water


    2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation (2002, UNICEF/WHO JMP 2004)


    1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases.


    3 900 children die every day from water borne diseases (WHO 2004)


    Daily per capita use of water in reside ...[text shortened]... and Michelle Malkin to consider if you're not too busy yukking it up about how crazy Chavez is.
    Thanks I'm familiar with all these figures. Humanity is a cancer on the face of Mother Earth.
  12. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 22:01
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Thanks I'm familiar with all these figures. Humanity is a cancer on the face of Mother Earth.
    Or did some Martians escape from their dying planet to Earth, bringing capitalism with them? Maybe it's not our fault ...
  13. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    22 Mar '11 22:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    That's a bit pessimistic. Aren't there any alternatives to capitalism?
    If capitalism is left unchecked...

    Of course there are alternatives. It remains to be seen if we have the fortitude to break the ever escalating cycle of consumerism.
  14. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Mar '11 22:06
    Originally posted by rwingett
    If capitalism is left unchecked...

    Of course there are alternatives. It remains to be seen if we have the fortitude to break the ever escalating cycle of consumerism.
    The first target is the People's Democratic Republic of China. Deng said, It is glorious to be rich! Now more than a billion Chinese think the same way -- and they're damming up every river in sight to feed their insatiable demand for energy -- energy in service of the State Capitalist Machine.
  15. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    22 Mar '11 22:10
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Thanks I'm familiar with all these figures. Humanity is a cancer on the face of Mother Earth.
    Non sequitur.