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Carbon dioxide isn’t poison

July 10, 2013

To the editor: This is in response to the June 30 editorial ‘Minnesota ahead of Obama on energy’; and all previous ‘anti-carbon dioxide’ lefters. 1....

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TURBO75

Jul-10-13 12:28 PM

Phil, on your way to China, stop and pick up MT. You two would love it there, few govt. regulations and an added bonus, no gays!!!!

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JReader

Jul-10-13 5:29 PM

Carbon Dioxide isn't poison - it's plant food. If we burn more coal the corn will only grow taller. Thanks for your insights, Mr. Science. I'll sleep much better tonight knowing China is helping us to grow taller corn here in Brown County.

One last thing, how long does water vapor stay in the atmosphere compared to CO2 ? I'll give you a hint - one is measured in days and one is measured in years (decades). So, when time is factored in which greenhouse gas has a greater impact on our climate ?

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bloozboy

Jul-10-13 9:32 PM

Michael and Phil: It's dangerous posting intelligent information here. Too many blind and angry liberals! This says it best to the left: "There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true, and the other is to refuse to believe what is true". They blindly have their own agenda...no questions asked...and NOTHING will sway their way of thinking. They can't disprove what you said, so they will only answer you (and me) with insults, exactly like they did about you guys 'going to China'. That's all they can do.

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svensota

Jul-10-13 11:27 PM

Blooz: You're all worried about being insulted and no one has insulted you. Yet.

Liberals are "blind" and "angry" according to your astute observations but, apparently, you don't consider such characterizations as insults. (Perhaps they are just blooz-facts?)

And, your pithy quote on "two ways to be fooled" works...well...two ways, left and right.

But, it's nice to see you back here again posting intelligent information.

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svensota

Jul-11-13 11:19 AM

Thanks, mnsotn. Your words express my thoughts exactly.

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JReader

Jul-11-13 11:36 AM

I'm still waiting for Michael and Phil to post intelligent information...

Opinions based on misguided and flawed beliefs don't rise to the level of intelligent information.

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yunosmart

Jul-11-13 1:00 PM

How exactly is "intelligent information" different from regular information? This letter is completely ludacris. Too many blind and angry conservatives! This says it best to the right: "There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true, and the other is to refuse to believe what is true". They blindly have their own agenda...no questions asked...and NOTHING will sway their way of thinking. They can't disprove what you said, so they will only answer you (and me) with insults, exactly like they did about you guys 'going to China'. That's all they can do. See what I did there? In my experience, Republicans are the ones who blindly refuse to accept the facts of the situation, even when they are right there in front of them. Not our fault you can't read a graph.

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svensota

Jul-11-13 6:26 PM

Thanks, New Ulm Journal. Your deletion of mnsotn's thoughts are unfortunate...but understandable. They were hilarious, and we have lost The Post of the Year.

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EaglesFan

Jul-11-13 7:17 PM

Minnsotan's comment suggested that MichaelT should try breathing in a plastic bag and see if carbon dioxide is poisonous. It was a good comment and shouldn't have been deleted. I've seen worse, yet they don't get deleted. You gotta love censorship.

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mnsotn

Jul-12-13 2:54 AM

Wow. My comment was removed? As if MT never offends people. Time to put on your big boy underwear, buddy.

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JReader

Jul-12-13 9:43 AM

I suppose the Journal was worried that Michael would have taken mnsotn's comment literally. Since Phil stated that Carbon Dioxide isn't poison and we should have no worries whatsoever about increasing levels of it in our atmosphere there should be no problem in conducting a little experiment and stick a plastic bag over one's head. Afterall, Phil speaks only the truth and there should be no problem since as we all now know "Carbon Dioxide isn't poison". And, Michael is in complete march step with Phil so I can see where the Journal might get a little worried. The Journal needs guys like Michael around to help sell their ads.

Oh one more thing, last time I checked we were all animals and not plants, Phil. Does that change anything ?

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Norwaymaple

Jul-12-13 12:31 PM

Carbon dioxide is no more a poison than water is. We are not designed to breathe either of them, but that doesn't make either of them a poison. The increase of carbon dioxide is not endangering the world, the environment, animals, or people.

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oteron

Jul-14-13 8:17 AM

The letter writer and MT are nothing but a couple of windbags who exaggerate their own self-importance, but come off as buffoons. The New Ulm comedy hour strikes again!

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mnsotn

Jul-14-13 5:19 PM

Wow. Norwaymaple found a way to separate excess carbon dioxide from the air he breathes, just like we can avoid taking in water when swimming. Enlighten us: how do you do it?

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mnsotn

Jul-14-13 5:20 PM

If I suggested that MT take a long walk off a short pier, would they delete it out of fear that he may actually do it?

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JReader

Jul-15-13 9:55 AM

So Michael, are the plants on earth removing the CO2 in the atmosphere as fast as we animals are placing there ?

Of course, and not one bit surprised, you missed the whole "we're animals" point. Since we are indeed animals shouldn't we first focus our concerns on the impact of increasing levels of CO2 on the animal population ? Don't get me wrong, I like plants but I love my children and my fellow man so my concerns rest with them and not so much the corn.

Phil may have another take on things. He may have a thing for corn that the rest of us just don't understand.

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