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Offlinejimsuzo
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A message from a REAL world leader
    #1503869 - 04/29/03 11:52 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The following address was given to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on January 15, 2003. He extended a personal challenge along with guidelines to assist citizens of the world in reducing their greenhouse emissions by one ton per person. Those of you that give a shit about how to do it can check out the link below. Those that don't can ignore it just like Bush has and fire away with the tired-ass rhetoric about how there's no 'conclusive' proof for the Greenhouse effect and how it's just made up by some liberals as a ploy to get back at corporate America.


Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

Just four weeks ago, the Canadian Parliament ratified the Kyoto Protocol. It was an exciting day for me and for the people of Canada. By signing Kyoto, all the countries gathered here today are joining hands to ensure that our planet has a sustainable future. Of course, there are big challenges ahead. [look audience in eye]
But we will overcome them. Together.

As the wealthiest and most fortunate nations of the earth, we have a responsibility to ourselves and to future generations to protect the environment. We all want peace and security for our children. We all want a good standard of living. We all want our economies to prosper. But what good are any of these if the very planet we inhabit turns against us, with extreme weather, rising temperatures and even rising ocean levels?

The time for talk is over.

So, you may be wondering: why I am standing here before you today, talking? [pause for laughter]

Back home in Canada, I have issued a challenge to every citizen to reduce his or her greenhouse gas emissions by one ton ? at home, at work, and on the road. The Canadian people believe that actions speak louder than words. They?re taking this challenge to heart, because they know how much is at stake. And I know they will make us all proud.

Today, it is my duty and my great honour to extend the Canadian Challenge to the citizens of the world. Join with us in this great legacy, and let us today be remembered not for what might have been, but for our inspiration to our children and grandchildren. This is a challenge that the industrialized countries cannot afford to ignore.

Now, one ton sounds like a big number ? when my scientific advisors first showed it to me last April, I thought they were trying to fool me. [pause for laughter] But as with so much else in life, it is the little things that count. For some of you, meeting the Canadian Challenge will mean taking the bus or subway, or choosing a more fuel-efficient vehicle. For others, it will mean getting rid of that old refrigerator. In my own home in Ottawa, my wife Aline and I will take a leading role. You know that Ottawa is very cold, but . . .

The Canada Challenge


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1504031 - 04/29/03 01:00 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1504059 - 04/29/03 01:07 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

:smile:


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1504190 - 04/29/03 01:47 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Good Vibes for that one...The non-signature of Kyoto is one of my main oppositions to the major parties of this country...


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1504456 - 04/29/03 02:48 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Because of that speech, I'm holding in a fart.

But seriously, I don't know much about Chretien, but if he's really backing this move up and not just using it as a political tool, then he's moved up a notch.

In a book I haven't yet gotten ahold of, Bill Maher talks about how Bush II, following the Sept. 11 fiasco, was in a positon to encourage similar and equally beneficial changes here in our own country. (Instead of exhorting the avegerge American to show his or her patiriotism by going out and BUYING.)

I suppose that my have been too much to ask of him, all things considered, but Maher's points remains that there are times when the general constituency displays a minimal, or apathetic awareness of its leaders, and there is a time when a national situation makes us all ears. And as a BIG WHAT IF, imagine if Bush had used that time to reconsider the age-old and fast-dying belief that the more we produce, and the more we buy/consume, the better off we are. Just like Chretien has suggested to his constituents.

Who knows where it would've led. Some of us here probably think it would have been a disaster. I'm not one of them--I believe a gradual, consistent move toward a society that produces/purchases/consumes/wastes less is a better society, all around.

hongomon


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Offlinejimsuzo
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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: hongomon]
    #1505435 - 04/29/03 07:35 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Because of that speech, I'm holding in a fart.





hahahahahahah  :laugh: :laugh: :grin: :grin: 

good one.  What's the name of that Bill Maher book? 


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1505502 - 04/29/03 07:57 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I think it's "If you ride alone you ride with Bin Laden" (take-off from the old anti Hitler slogan)


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1505863 - 04/29/03 09:52 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Prime Minister Jean Chretien 




A real world leader? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...sorry...i'm sure he's a nice guy..sniker :grin:


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1505905 - 04/29/03 10:08 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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A message from a REAL world leader



When I saw the subject I assumed it would be from Bush.

Guess you don't know the meaning of real.


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1505973 - 04/29/03 10:32 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Nice guy, for a SARS-infected seal beater.


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Offlineatomikfunksoldier
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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: wingnutx]
    #1506096 - 04/29/03 11:28 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

"When I saw the subject I assumed it would be from Bush.

Guess you don't know the meaning of real"

sarcasm at its finest! take notes people!


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1506103 - 04/29/03 11:31 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i don't think he was being sarcastic. no... considering that bush is the leader of the world's only superpower, and chretien is the leader of... canada... i really don't think sarcasm was what he intended.


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: ]
    #1506131 - 04/29/03 11:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

"world's only superpower"

mmmmkay. take a quick look at china's economy. but first take a quick look at japan's economy, and how it has effected south korea and taiwan's economy. theres a bit of a trend going on. and seeing how china has the world's biggest labour force and military.....i think you should reconsider your statement.

and it was a joke dude.

oh and....next time you question canada's political power, check the worlds allocated natural rescources, and which nations hold the most.

and check this shit out:

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/04/29/marijuana_chretien030429


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1506139 - 04/29/03 11:45 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

So in your heart of hearts really feel that Bush conveys the image of a leader?


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1506146 - 04/29/03 11:49 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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So in your heart of hearts really feel that Bush conveys the image of a leader?



He conveys the image of a deer caught in the headlights (mentally speaking).


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: Evolving]
    #1506193 - 04/30/03 12:13 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I'd rather have Chretien as a leader than Bush, anyday of any week.  I got what I want :tongue:


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: Evolving]
    #1506212 - 04/30/03 12:20 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Thats kinda my reaction every time I see him.


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1506344 - 04/30/03 01:09 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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"world's only superpower"





The accepted definitionof a superpower is one that has the ability to project power abroad. China is a very large regional power. It's not a term used to describe resources or even economic might.


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: wingnutx]
    #1506506 - 04/30/03 02:28 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

"the ability to project power abroad"

so, north korea is a super-power? thats a pretty vague definition.


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Re: A message from a REAL world leader [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1506564 - 04/30/03 02:51 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)


What is wrong with the PM's mouth?


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