A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing"

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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby kellory » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:39 pm

What??? You want to start a thread on Irony now? I did start one on hand-me-down guns! ;)
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby ranwin33 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:38 am

pgchambers wrote:I'm in my forties, so not exactly young, and I'd say it was us older generations that invented most of our "modern conveniences"(including the generation that is now in their eighties and nineties), so we wouldn't have to do all of the things you listed. These "uppity" youngsters have certainly been born into a time were hard work has been replaced with technology, but we are responsible for creating the world they live in. It is my kid's great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents that they see using these things on a daily basis, so why exactly would they care how the changes came about since they didn't have any part in it? To them, the fact that we invented such stuff only confirms that we didn't give much thought to the environment. It is an interesting list to distinguish many of the changes from the past, but it is hardly a tool to use to say older generations were environmentally aware. We weren't, we did those things because we had to, and only until something better came along.

Sailfish - You really think the corporate execs in the bottling industry are liberals? ;)


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As hunters we should also be conservationist, and be very aware of dangers and damage to our environment, from wherever they might come.
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:48 pm

Kellory,
I read your last post a few times and I'm hoping that I misread it, but are you saying that defibrillators, inoculations, pacemakers and stents are of no medical value?
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby kellory » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:41 pm

pgchambers wrote:Kellory, was it maybe "should" instead of "could"? I find a lot of truth in that.

Sorry you misunderstood, that was a sarcastic jibe at pgcambers comment. He perfers the simpler time, and I beleive we built these things for a reason. I picked obvious and unargueable ones for a start. :)
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:34 pm

Sarcasm sometimes is lost in print. Glad to hear it was indeed sarcasm.
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby Sopchoppy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:58 am

Ohio farms wrote:When I was a kid in the mid 50's my brother and I collected every pop bottle we could find. We would pull our wagon around and pick them up then wash them at home. 2 cents for a small bottle and 5 cents for the quarts. Made a fortune and kept the neighborhood clean.


I "sold" alot of coke, nehi, and rc bottles for 2 cents each. Headed off to Lilly's store to turn in the bottles and buy candy. One of the fun things we did was to look on the bottom of coke bottles to see where they were made. Who ever had the one fartherest away, won. Didn't win anything, just won.

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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby Sailfish » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:41 am

pgchambers wrote:Sailfish - You really think the corporate execs in the bottling industry are liberals? ;)


Other than a few of the most richest liberals in the US (Walton kids (IE Wal-mart), Buffet, Soros) most big corporate donors (Like Coke for example) give pretty much equally to both parties. So I guess I can answer Yes (and no) to your question ;)
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby Dylan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:28 am

Where do I get on of those TV screens the size of Montana? I have the perfect room for it.

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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby pgchambers » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:33 pm

Sailfish wrote:
pgchambers wrote:Sailfish - You really think the corporate execs in the bottling industry are liberals? ;)


Other than a few of the most richest liberals in the US (Walton kids (IE Wal-mart), Buffet, Soros) most big corporate donors (Like Coke for example) give pretty much equally to both parties. So I guess I can answer Yes (and no) to your question ;)


I was really just making a joke about any of them being his buddy. I'm guessing most of them don't care for him or his politics much,
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Re: A senior's view on environmentalism, or "the green thing

Postby pgchambers » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:37 pm

Kellory, I prefer the simpler times like I think of my teenage years. There are a lot of things I remember longingly, but when I have to think about it any deeper, I know my memory is pretty selective towards the positive experiences. In both cases, I wouldn't go back.
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