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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Boy, did Amazon ever get this one wrong

Got this nice little e-mail from that based on my past history, they recommend that I consider purchasing this...
Boy, did you guys at ever get THAT recommendation wrong... of all the guys to send it to, they send it to me! One of this nations biggest Kyoto opponents!

(all because I was a nice big brother and bought "Gorillias in the Mist" for my younger sister with my credit card...)



  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 09:07:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "Boy, did you guys at ever get THAT recommendation wrong..."

    ... and this attitude is why your party is seen as being ignorant about climate change.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 09:12:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    [CC just smiles and shakes his head]

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 09:22:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Rileysowner said…

    I am always amazed how disagreement is seen by Kyoto proponents as meaning a person has not researched the topic at all. It is at best an ad hominem attack that in essence says a person is ignorant and unthinking. There are lots of good reasons to dislike Kyoto even if I person agreed that global warming is human caused and that it is bad. There are even more reasons to dislike an Inconvenient Truth as it has been called science fiction even by scientists who believe in human caused global warming because of it misrepresentation of things like how much the ocean levels would rise.

    Personally I am much more concerned with things that can actually hurt me like toxic chemicals that are dumped into our waterways or spewed into the air we breath rather than CO2 which isn't toxic at all, and will make plants actually grow better.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 10:31:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Hear Hear Rileysowner!

    Dirk, for the record, one of the main reasons that I don't worry about CO2 or Kyoto is because I believe that, based on the Word of God, this planet has at least 1007 years until the Manufacturer's warranty runs out. ;-)

    (though I do firmly believe that we have a responsibility to care for this planet to the best of our ability... a task at which we have failed miserably)

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 10:36:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Guelph First said…

    It still amazes me how certain groups/people always link Kyoto and Climate change together. Folks they are two separate and distinct things.
    Climate change is a fact; I don’t see many people arguing that point anymore.
    The issue is, is it man made or is it a natural phenomenon? Or a combination?
    Kyoto, while it may have its heart in the right direction, if its man made, it is still a bad treaty. Period.
    If CC is a natural phenomenon, then we do what we did in days of old, batten down the hatches and ride it out…

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 12:21:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    Dirk - What are your academic and scientific credentials about climate change? I hope they're more substantial than those of David Suzuki. Not that you, and he, don't have a right to express your opinions. You do, of course. But, if you wish to inform people and perhaps even get them to alter their views so they agree with you, you would do well to not automatically assume that they have not done their research.

    CC - You're right about our responsibility to this planet. We sure have fallen down on the job.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 12:30:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Spitfire said…

    Yeah, I got a recommendation from as well, and they were way off too, but it was because I used my credit card to buy a book for someone else lol....I usually use Chapters anyhow.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 12:37:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Jim said…

    Not likely that I will recieve that recommendation then. Only bought Mark Steyn books from them.......LOL

    If I do, I think we can safely assume they are sending it out to everyone.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 01:12:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…


    What I said was not an ad-hominem attack. An ad-hominem attack is when an argument is discounted based on inadequacies of the person giving the argument. (For example, when people discredit Al Gore's arguments by citing the power consumption of his estate.)

    I didn't say conservatives were ignorant re. climate change. I presented Andrew's posting as a reason why there's a general perception that the CPC is seen as being ignorant about climate change.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 01:13:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…


    "one of the main reasons that I don't worry about CO2 or Kyoto is because I believe that, based on the Word of God, this planet has at least 1007 years until the Manufacturer's warranty runs out. ;-)"

    Are you serious, or just kidding?

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 01:15:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Brian in Calgary:

    "Dirk - What are your academic and scientific credentials about climate change?"

    What does it matter? I wasn't arguing climate change. I was stating an observation about public opinion.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 01:40:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    FYI: When you purchase items from Amazon (and they make wacky recommendations based on what other people have purchased along similar lines) if its a gift, you can opt to have your purchase not count for future recommendations. You just sign into your account and look at your recommendations, and the things you've purchased (and rated). Tends to solve things. Otherwise I'd keep getting things recommended based on my thesis.


  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 02:54:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    LOL... yea Fitz, I figured I could do something like that... but it was just too funny NOT to post about it!

    Dirk... dead serious... but it's not a typical argument/point I'd use when discussing the issue with non-believers. A couple of us were discussing such things in church this past Sunday, and commenting on how wonderful it is to know that the "big issues" that most of the world worry about are all under control... again, NOT that we won't do our part in taking care of this world.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 03:28:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Meghan here--can't remember my blogger sign in ID.

    "this planet has at least 1007 years until the Manufacturer's warranty runs out. ;-)"

    Andrew, I think you should clarify what you mean here--it sounds like you know of a number, from the Bible, that says we have 1007 years left on the earth. If you're making prohpecies, we just might have to stone you ;)

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 03:29:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    *sp* prophecies

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 05:05:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    Hey, if the Mayans were correct we've got less than 6 years left to go anyway. :)

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 09:51:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    To clarify Dirk, I'm a Dispensationalist... I believe that there is a 7 year period of "Tribulation" to come, followed by a 1000 year on earth reign of the Lord Jesus Christ... from Jerusalem.

    Hence 1007 years.

  • At Mon. Mar. 26, 10:06:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Gotcha -- that explains why it's not at least 1003.5 years ;-)

  • At Tue. Mar. 27, 07:17:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    Hence 1007 years.

    Wow. I grew up a pre-mil, pre-trib, dispensationalist and that one went right over my head. Now I feel dumb. Good one Prescott. :)


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