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CNN's Founder Says Mass Cannibalism Is Coming

CNN's Founder Says Mass Cannibalism Is Coming

Ted Turner, CNN founder, philanthropist, and ex-husband of Jane Fonda, is pretty concerned about global warming, as well as US foreign policy. Here are some highlights from this week's interview with PBS's Charlie Rose:

  • What will happen if we don't take drastic action toward global warming? "We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals."
  • Does the US need a big military? “China just wants to sell us shoes. They're not building landing craft to attack the United States,” and “even with our $500 billion military budget, we can't win in Iraq. We're being beaten by insurgents who don't even have any tanks."
  • What about those Iraqi insurgents? "I think that they're patriots and that they don't like us because we've invaded their country and occupied it. I think if the Iraqis were in Washington, D.C., we'd be doing the same thing: we'd be bombing them too. Nobody wants to be invaded."

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smp7328 smp7328 9 years
Ted Turner said that there are too many people in the world. Well, I have to say that he is one of those "too many people."
kh61582 kh61582 9 years
The part about the insurgents being patriots made me throw up a little....what a whacked out crazy douchbag!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
Ha ha, gotta love the crazies! I have a coworker who is convinced that the earth is going to start rotating in the opposite direction this July because of the Iraq war...go figure that one out! But, on the offchance that we do become cannibals, I'm pretty well armed so no one is getting at me!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
redegg: I think maybe he used to have some sense. Being married to Jane Fonda from December 1991 until May 2001 may have killed off a few brain cells.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Well I have to say after seeing the clip of him saying that $#!+, I would love the opportunity to drop kick his ass off the top of the CNN tower in Atlanta. The man is the definition of tactless and gives no thought what so ever to how his words damage the very ideology that he says he supports. However, once again I say this: For those of you who feel that (alarmists) are simply too alarmed over the issue. Do not be swayed into indifference & complacency by some people’s poor judgment to exaggerate facts to prove a point. There is every need for all of us to act diligently in taking very simple measures to ensure a sustainable future. Which ever semantics you choose to prescribe to the end result must be conservation.
redegg redegg 9 years
How did he become so successful without a brain?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Eat me Ted.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Lainetm ---I had to give a visual.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
Whenever cannibalism is mentioned, I'm reminded of the scriptural description of Hell as "the gnashing of teeth." Frightful. ~ I think Mr. Turner might be coaxing the drama a bit much. ~
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Kris: "I'm sure we'd taste pretty yucky too." I told the kids the same thing when we were talking about this last night! bellaressa: Now I have visions of some weird version of a traditional English fox hunt.... :?
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Now will we be hunting people or eat the ones that are alreay dead? Will we have a farm with people?
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
ha ha Lain, we probably would poison ourselves if we turned to eating each other. I'm sure we'd taste pretty yucky too. :)
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
My sentiments exactly Shop.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
My kids and I were discussing this story yesterday evening. I think we concluded that, what with all the pollution and toxins in the environment already (according to the fringe alarmists), if we turned to cannabalism we'd die off even faster because we'd poison ourselves.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Just goes to prove, money can't buy you everything! Not even some decent knowledge!
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 9 years
He is an idiot.
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 9 years
As I read this, I wondered why I was doing it. I mean, Ted Turner is great at some things. I love the man for bringing me Turner Classic Movies, if nothing else. But he's not a scientist and he's not a military strategist. Why is his opinion on these things any more newsworthy than my neighbor's? Or mine, for that matter? Give us a little credit here, Ted - we are taking action to halt global warming, and even if the temperature goes up (god forbid, because we'll lose a lot of natural flora and fauna, but still...), don't you think we're smart enough to grow food in greenhouses or whereever? I mean, we have lots of technology and we're an evolved society - I think it's a ridiculous claim to say we'll be cannibals in 30 or 40 years. As for the Iraq thing, I think he's over-simplifying the issue with the insurgents (like, do they really represent the best interests of all the OTHER Iraqi people who aren't bombing US soldiers?), but everybody's got an opinion on this and he's entitled to his. I agree that we need to figure out a way to get out of there because at this point, we're not really helping any more.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
We're supposed to wait for the crops to die before eating people? I just assumed we'd started ...
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