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Wed, Jul. 18th, 2007, 09:40 am
Planetary Woes.

I've been feeling more and more fustrated with the world around me. People and companies being wasteful of planetary resources. Its making me upset, sad, and fustrated.

Someone mentioned about a fishing trip they were on. Someone caught a shark. They beat the shark to death against the side of the boat and then dumped it back in the water. WTF? If you are going to kill the beast, you might as well, keep it for food/etc.

People are trying to rally against plastic bags here in MA. It takes oil to make plastic. So much that you could drive a normal car 1 mile on the amount of oil it takes to make a dozen plastic grocery bags.

The real question is, if this were your planet would you want to spend your limited resources on that item? Anyone out there want to spend resources making 'hello kitty lip gloss compacts' to hand out in kids meals at McD's?

Just think of how much money and resources could be saved if we could just become more tolerant of each other so that we could eliminate world-wide military forces. Thats a huge amount of steel, oil, plastics, etc that is available for more lasting endevors.


Thu, Jul. 19th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)

" so that we could eliminate world-wide military forces. "

I don't think your employer would appreciate that kind of talk! NOW STOP THAT!! Besides I need a job to pay child support!!!

Thu, Jul. 19th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)

I thought your child support payments were based on your income... No income, no payment?

I'd like to think that my employer would happily re-tune itself if there were suddenly a bout of world peace.

The apartments I lived at in Framingham used Raytheon brand washer/dryers in the laundry room.

Fri, Jul. 20th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): NORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK NORM!!!!!!

Thu, Jul. 19th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): I'm sure the 'greenies' will pickup on this!!!

Eating beef 'is less green than driving' ...

Producing 2.2lb of beef generates as much greenhouse gas as driving a car non-stop for three hours, it was claimed yesterday. Japanese scientists used a range of data to calculate the environmental impact of a single purchase of beef. Taking into account all the processes involved, they said, four average sized steaks generated greenhouse gases with a warming potential equivalent to 80.25lb of carbon dioxide.

That means that 2.2lb of beef is responsible for greenhouse gas emissions which have the same effect as the carbon dioxide released by an ordinary car traveling at 50 miles per hour for 155 miles, a journey lasting three hours. The amount of energy consumed would light a 100-watt bulb for 20 days.

Now I actually don't eat much beef anyways... I use no fertilizer... I do not waste water on the lawn... I do not have to cut the lawn as often... I haven't washed my car(now probably close to (2) years)... Damn... I am almost a greenie!!!

Thu, Jul. 19th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil: Re: I'm sure the 'greenies' will pickup on this!!!

Norm, the only reason you'd go green is to attract women. Geesh, you probably still have those 100 watt bulbs in your basement turned on. Their going on what? 5 years now?

Producing beef for japan is obviously more expensive seeing as there are no cattle farms in japan and the meat must be flown in.

Most of their 'carbon' equivalent is some claim regarding methane cow farts being a super greenhouse gas.

Fri, Jul. 20th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: I'm sure the 'greenies' will pickup on this!!!

Norm's hitting on hippie chicks now??

Tue, Jul. 24th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil: Re: I'm sure the 'greenies' will pickup on this!!!

Who knows. I suspect that Norm wouldn't disregard someone just because they want to save the world.

Most of the environmentalists(greenies) I know are vegetarians or at least eat locally grown food so they wouldn't really care how much cows fart.