Talk:Socialism and global warming

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Sorry, but this is just rubbish, or at best just an opinion. The dividing line between enclyclopedia and rant opinion piece has now been crossed! And how many more "articles" on global warming do we need? Humblpi 15:07, 11 March 2008 (EDT)

Yes, this article has me pretty puzzled. I'm actually a little concerned that Ed Poor's account has been possibly hacked by a parodist. Is there any way for a sysop to look into this? It's not even up to Ed's usual typesetting. -DrSandstone 15:12, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
Not to mention, it's direct copy from the website that is linked to. Compare with "But fear of AGW provides a way to engage everyone in the movement. Socialists of all stripes no longer have to spew Marxist notions that turn most people off; now, they can talk the science of global warming and hurricanes and massive floods and such, and, using fear, trample the average guy into their socialist goals of stifling capitalism, growth, and having the government take over the economy through this environmental back-door." located at Cmh 15:35, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
Yes, this is a direct copy-paste from a blog, which I think has repercussions beyond the fact that it is essentially an opinion piece. I'm afraid that if we don't hear from the original author, I'm going to have to recommend that this page be deleted. At best, this could be included in another article as a quote, properly referenced. -DrSandstone 15:42, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
For what it's worth, I completely agree.--Frey 20:57, 11 March 2008 (EDT)

Not a blog, the book's been published. Is it the form that bothers you, or the content? I know that liberals want socialism just as much as they want the global warming treaty. Why don't you guys trust the free market? Having trouble finding a job, or what? --Ed Poor Talk 21:02, 11 March 2008 (EDT)

Wouldn't that mean that the text is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without the author's permission? Cmh 23:04, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
Blog or book, the reference is still an opinion piece. The article should say "According to," or "This person says that," or it should be in quotation marks, at least.--Frey 00:30, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
And? Who's stopping you? --Ed Poor Talk 19:49, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
Well, I don't know you that well, so I thought you might. And this is a controversial subject, so naturally I'm cautious. But, if you're giving the green light, time to stop complaining and start doing.--Frey 20:45, 12 March 2008 (EDT)