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The Story of Stuff
The Tides Foundation ^ | Unknown | Anne Leonard

Posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT by Shirerwasright

What is the Story of Stuff?

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever

(Excerpt) Read more at storyofstuff.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: sustainability; tidesfoundation
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Another insidious side effect of the new "Green" revolution being drven by the environmental wackos.

The short twenty minute video is amazing to listen to when you hear the subtle context little Annie spews.

I am interested in hearing others thoughts of this coming wave.

1 posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:09 PM PDT by Shirerwasright
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To: Shirerwasright

More stuff at cheap prices

2 posted on 03/31/2008 7:06:34 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Yes but according to Annie this “evil” corporation is taking advantage o the working man by cheating him of a living wage and good health care.


3 posted on 03/31/2008 7:08:57 PM PDT by Shirerwasright (Liberalism continues to erode the foundations of America)
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Im a Republican ...I like evil corporations .....and stuff


4 posted on 03/31/2008 7:11:16 PM PDT by woofie
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30 seconds is enough of that bull-stuff.

BTW, 10 years to figure it out? That’s a lot of fuel stuff.


5 posted on 03/31/2008 7:12:44 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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Isn't the Tides Foundation something of Tah-Ray-Zah Heinz’?
6 posted on 03/31/2008 7:13:10 PM PDT by luckymom (Forget the baby whales, save the baby humans.)
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To: Shirerwasright

What a bunch of Poppy Cock. And our kids are being brainwashed.


7 posted on 03/31/2008 7:13:46 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Shirerwasright
Image hosted by Photobucket.com i read somewhere that people have a lot of stuff, but on average only about 35 things.
8 posted on 03/31/2008 7:14:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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I’m here to tell the (Red) Tides Foundation to stuff it.


9 posted on 03/31/2008 7:14:45 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Tagline? Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Professional Engineer; Shirerwasright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac

HE HE HE

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


10 posted on 03/31/2008 7:15:38 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans engineering is another mans magic... L.L.)
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To: luckymom

Not just mrs. effin kerry, but soros plays an even bigger role in it. The tides foundation has some deep pockets. However, it’s too bad for them that they cannot afford to buy off the majority of americans, just the emotional ones.


11 posted on 03/31/2008 7:17:43 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Tagline? Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Professional Engineer; Wolfie; Shirerwasright

Remember what George Carlin used to say “My sh!t is stuff. Your stuff is sh!t.”


12 posted on 03/31/2008 7:18:02 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: luckymom

She along with other Left Wing Wackos has donated moneys. But this cash washer was developed by Drummon Pike a looney toons anti-war activist who has found loop holes which allow him to funnel or wash money from wingnuts who have a cause to push.

It makes BIG MONEY and pushes every wingnut idea known to hurt America.


13 posted on 03/31/2008 7:20:09 PM PDT by Shirerwasright (Liberalism continues to erode the foundations of America)
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The Tides Foundation can “stuff it.”


14 posted on 03/31/2008 7:23:23 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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Remember what George Carlin used to say...

Actually, yes.

Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That's all, a little place for my stuff. That's all I want, that's all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody's got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that's your stuff, that'll be his stuff over there. That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time.

A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody's got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn't want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you're saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That's what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff!

Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore. Did you ever notice when you go to somebody else's house, you never quite feel a hundred percent at home? You know why? No room for your stuff. Somebody else's stuff is all over the goddamn place! And if you stay overnight, unexpectedly, they give you a little bedroom to sleep in. Bedroom they haven't used in about eleven years. Someone died in it, eleven years ago. And they haven't moved any of his stuff! Right next to the bed there's usually a dresser or a bureau of some kind, and there's NO ROOM for your stuff on it. Somebody else's shit is on the dresser.

Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff? God! And you say, "Get that shit offa there and let me put my stuff down!"

Sometimes you leave your house to go on vacation. And you gotta take some of your stuff with you. Gotta take about two big suitcases full of stuff, when you go on vacation. You gotta take a smaller version of your house. It's the second version of your stuff. And you're gonna fly all the way to Honolulu. Gonna go across the continent, across half an ocean to Honolulu. You get down to the hotel room in Honolulu and you open up your suitcase and you put away all your stuff. "Here's a place here, put a little bit of stuff there, put some stuff here, put some stuff--you put your stuff there, I'll put some stuff--here's another place for stuff, look at this, I'll put some stuff here..." And even though you're far away from home, you start to get used to it, you start to feel okay, because after all, you do have some of your stuff with you. That's when your friend calls up from Maui, and says, "Hey, why don'tchya come over to Maui for the weekend and spend a couple of nights over here."

Oh, no! Now what do I pack? Right, you've gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The third version of your house. Just enough stuff to take to Maui for a coupla days. You get over to Maui--I mean you're really getting extended now, when you think about it. You got stuff ALL the way back on the mainland, you got stuff on another island, you got stuff on this island. I mean, supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain. You get over to your friend's house on Maui and he gives you a little place to sleep, a little bed right next to his windowsill or something. You put some of your stuff up there. You put your stuff up there. You got your Visine, you got your nail clippers, and you put everything up. It takes about an hour and a half, but after a while you finally feel okay, say, "All right, I got my nail clippers, I must be okay." That's when your friend says, "Aaaaay, I think tonight we'll go over the other side of the island, visit a pal of mine and maybe stay over."

Aww, no. NOW what do you pack? Right--you gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The fourth version of your house. Only the stuff you know you're gonna need. Money, keys, comb, wallet, lighter, hanky, pen, smokes, rubber and change. Well, only the stuff you HOPE you're gonna need.

15 posted on 03/31/2008 7:24:52 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Hardastarboard

The 3rd version of your stuff. Supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain.


16 posted on 03/31/2008 7:25:30 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Shirerwasright
The Story of Stuff ... calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Right on, man! Let's hear it for a sustainable and just world. I think we ought to give up everything we own, man.

You start ...

It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh,

It'll make you vomit ...

and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever

Mostly, it will make you wonder why you wasted your time watching the video.

17 posted on 03/31/2008 7:28:06 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: woofie

My liberal friend was complaining about Walmart and a couple minutes later was bragging about how much money he was saving by using their music service (versus Itunes).


18 posted on 03/31/2008 7:28:37 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Shirerwasright

He who dies with most stuff,wins.


19 posted on 03/31/2008 7:32:41 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: Hardastarboard

Everyone needs a place for their stuff.


20 posted on 03/31/2008 7:33:47 PM PDT by purpleraine
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