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01-29-2008, 11:00 PM #46
The whole thing smacks of unibomber writings....
- 01-29-2008, 11:05 PM #47
Ugh.... before you go can I have your casino points? I want to pass them on to a friend of mine......
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01-29-2008, 11:08 PM #48
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01-30-2008, 03:49 PM #49
01-30-2008, 03:58 PM #50
You may not like the way John has said it, and he may be more politicaly extreme than many here, but a good deal of what he has said regarding environmental issues is really not debatable at this point in time. Shell Oil issued a report this week saying that they expect peak oil to occur within the next decade. After that, the supply of petroleum will be on the decrease, prices will soar (we've already seen that this year with the first $100 barrel), affecting everyone's standard of living.
It has been demonstrated by various scientists and agencies that this planet cannot sustain or support the entire and ever-growing population at the North American standard of living/consumption. You may find it offensive that he singled out North Americans in particular but the fsimple act is North Americans are the biggest consumers - of oil and consumer goods - on Earth. The data is availible everywhere.
It's therefore reasonable to ask therefore if people who are commited to frugality have thought about the wider social, political issues and environmental surrounding consumption, I think.
01-30-2008, 10:20 PM #51
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01-30-2008, 11:20 PM #53
I have no problem with the question that was posed. The problem I had was the OP's condescending tone to the people who are here only to save a buck or two. While I am trying to be more green, this is a site about frugality. As forHISglory said, frugality doesn't mean the same as green. It isn't always done with environmentalism in mind. To post a question with a link to a blog that patronizes our members was pretty arrogant. I believe many of us would have been more receptive to his question had we not read his blog, and if John would have left out the sexist remarks.
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02-02-2008, 06:12 PM #54
02-03-2008, 08:15 AM #55
I guess he's one of the many snobs who preach to the converted. If he were so worried about the environment he'd be still here explaining why he chosed to live that way. He just wrote "I do this and that" expecting general appreciation, but people don't radically change their views overnight because they are told so. Open a dialogue and see what happens instead of making fun of people.
02-03-2008, 09:16 AM #56
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