Skip to comments.The Story of Stuff
Posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT by Shirerwasright
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Resistance to this crap is the “stuff” of patriots.
I guess this means she and gigolo-boy have unloaded all their stuff. Or is that only for the little people?
Can someone define what the word sustainable means? Does it mean that once something is made, it never needs to be taken care of, or is that self sustaining? If its not self sustaining, does that mean it needs to be sustained by someone? If its sustained by someone, doesn't that mean its not sustainable, but just needs maintenance like everything else?
Or does it have something to do with the amount of effort or resources it takes to maintain or produce something. If so, does that mean it should be something that takes less work to create and maintain? If thats the case, then what they mean is that we just need to have robots that build other robots that produce and maintain everything so we can all sit on our butt and do nothing while something else sustains us.
If so, would that be the definition of liberalism?
Liberalsim is not “sustainable.” That’s one reason they like to call themselves “progressive” now....
He who dies, is stuffed. Period.
Or, as they say in the mortuary trade, “Stuff it!”
Tides Foundation is all I needed to read to know the insidious nature of the content.
“Sustainable” means making stuff out of the kind of stuff that you will never, ever run out of, and which then can be given to poor people when you are finished using it. Oil is not sustainable because we will run out of it eventually and only you can use it after you buy it, but hemp shirts are, because we will never run out of hemp in a perfect world, and you can give your used hemp shirts to homeless people when you’ve had enough fun with them, and you can even teach people in lesser-developed nations to make their own hemp shirts using just the sticks and stones and hemp they already have around them, so they won’t be dependent on exploitative corporate technologies, and then.....
That is the business model as I understand it. Rich Lefty wanting to donate to a far out wacko cause. He simply makes his donation out to the Tides Foundation with secret instructions whom to pass it on to. The Tides Foundation takes their cut then makes the donation. Officially, Lefty Moneybags has donated to the Tides Foundation. Officially the Tides Foundation has donated to the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-a-likes. Officially, nothing links Rich Lefty to NAMBLA. He just gave to the Tides Foundation. That’s all.
Sustainable = POS product or food that tastes like cow poop.
However you may have a point, meat is sustainable there for good for us...
(That will send the PETA hippies over the edge...)
Another day; another hippie.
How about a bamboo hardwood floor, made from a tree that matures in 3-5 years, with a Janka hardness rating a touch better than white oak?
Is that inferior?
But a lot of things I have seen put out as enviro-friendly or “made from sustainable” materials” or recycled materials is not up to snuff.
We'll split the difference. Some of it's fine and some of it sucks, but none of it is worth destroying the economy over in search of feeling good about ourselves or stopping “globull warming”.
Here’s another sustainability product: water filters.
If your tap water is unpleasant, you can pay to have a gallon of water shipped to you (eight pounds each) or you can pay to have water filters shipped (under a pound, filtering hundreds of gallons each) and filter that tap water to get the good stuff.
Get a bpA-free bottle to carry it with you on the go.
But isn’t the filter ultimatly disposable?
Besides, water without industrial polution just doesn’t taste the same.
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