posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 09:55 AM
One of the problems with a site like ATS is that you are surrounded by like minded individuals; most debates tend to fall towards bashing or unrelated
posts. Sometimes it's hard to see a different perspective when all you see are thoughts that match your own or are unproductive.
Which is why what I am about to convey is rather... interesting.
A friend and I were discussing the carbon cap and trade bill, and how "bent out of shape" I was with it, with higher electric / heating bills,
higher gas prices, stuff like that... and how I am all set to purchase a [product name] wind turbine which produces [so many] watts for [undisclosed
amount] of money.
"So what you're saying," my friend says "is that you are following the cap and trade."
After some discussion, he explained...
In essence, if I am using alternative means to free myself from buying into carbon emissions, I'm doing what the initial intent of the bill was
Is this a ploy? Is this what we are meant to do? With each of us becoming more independent, do we not make the nation as a whole independent?