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    Filed at 12:10 pm under by dcobranchi

    I haven’t reviewed the science yet, but at least they’re not Dominionist (in the apolitical meaning of the word).

    6 Responses to “NEW AD ——>”


    Comment by
    speedwell
    January 16th, 2007
    at 11:33 am

    I’m all for conservation of resources and recycling when it’s an effective part of conservation efforts, but as Penn & Teller pointed out, recycling is a net waste of resources (except for aluminum cans), and the practices of the rest of the ecology movement often stink like a bad compost heap.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    January 17th, 2007
    at 9:34 am

    Well, now, I’d like to know more about this.

    I have recently been diligent about recycling. For me anyway.

    DS pointed to the Penn & Teller show as he disparaged my efforts. 🙂

    Who’s got real information about this?

    Nance


    Comment by
    speedwell
    January 17th, 2007
    at 2:44 pm

    I’ll see what I can find in terms of verifiable numbers, Nance.

    Doesn’t it make sense that the good “Protestant” work and frugality ethic this country started with would blow itself out indulging in a great riot of conservation? It’s always amused me how people who consider themselves moderate and gentle get in way over their heads in a desperate struggle to see who’s the most moderate and gentle.

    There’s “waste not, want not,” of course, but there’s more than one way to waste (she said as she double-checked the expiration dates on her hurricane food storage and reconsidered her will).


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    January 17th, 2007
    at 4:07 pm

    OK, then, let’s look for some areligious info. 🙂

    And I wonder how much of this is local. Nobody up north is stocking up for a hurricane but we sure know how to do that now, don’t we? 🙂

    OTOH, businesses are in the news here in FL complaining about not having enough tourists (and their wallets) because of all the warm (er than usual) weather up north.

    Related? Completely unrelated to recycling? Any way to know? Any way that’s not about waving the flag or a bible? Or looking at the bottom line? For who — the homeowner whose rates don’t go up quite as fast if the local garbage co (which isn’t really local but is owned by a giant Waste Management type company) can get another line of income through recycled products?

    OTOH, it’s not like I have less garbage, no matter which bin I put it in.

    Nance


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    January 17th, 2007
    at 4:14 pm

    Well, the warm(er) weather on the East Coast is probably more attributable to El Niño than to global warming.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    January 17th, 2007
    at 5:41 pm

    So I shouldn’t stop recycling in order to create a colder winter and bring more tourist trade to Florida? :):)

    Nance