[Vision2020] PCEI Climate Change Forum Discussion On Local Blog

lfalen lfalen at turbonet.com
Tue Apr 1 10:59:19 PDT 2008

I'm with Chas. Keep posting.I may not always agree o rrespond, but usually read.
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From: Chasuk chasuk at gmail.com
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 16:12:48 -0700
To: "Ted Moffett" starbliss at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] PCEI Climate Change Forum Discussion On Local Blog

> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Note to Chas, in case you are reading:
> > You are probably correct I am wasting my "breath" in addressing the science
> > of climate change on Vision2020.  Consider the results of my posts
> > addressing PCEI's Climate Change Forum: not a single Vision2020 comment from
> > anyone involved with PCEI, unless I missed it.  If PCEI is not following and
> > contributing to environmental discussions on Vision2020, then Vision2020
> > must not be viewed as relevant to environmental discussions impacting the
> > public, scientific or otherwise.
> I read virtually every post on Vision2020.  So do many people, but
> they remain lurkers.  Over the years, when I've asked lurkers why they
> lurk, they give a variety of answers.  Some are shy.  Some aren't
> particularly shy, but they dislike conflict.  Others are afraid of
> being ridiculed.  A few don't feel that they possess enough eloquence,
> or they worry about their poor spelling.  What I'm saying is, don't be
> disheartened.  I may think that you are wasting your breath, but only
> insofar as expecting dialogue.  Your contributions are still valuable,
> whether people respond or not.
> Every on-line community seems to have its hot button topics,
> guaranteed to generate a flurry of responses.  For Vision2020, those
> topics are reliably Christ Church/Douglas Wilson/New Saint
> Andrews/Neo-Confederates, Wal-Mart, the Iraq War, atheism/theism,
> abortion, the ineptitude and/or dishonesty of our city council,
> illegal immigrants, and, recently, the Hawkins development.  I'm
> probably missing a few topics, but those are what I can list offhand.
> Maybe every on-line community has a subconscious limit on the number
> of topics it can handle simultaneously.  I don't know the answer.
> Chas
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