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?
pgchambers wrote:Kellory, was it maybe "should" instead of "could"? I find a lot of truth in that.
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.
pgchambers wrote:Sailfish - You really think the corporate execs in the bottling industry are liberals?
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
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