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  • Spaceship Earth

    08/08/2005 6:50:27 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 103 replies · 2,062+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 08, 2005, 8:15 a.m. | R. J. Smith & Iain Murray
    Astronaut Eileen Collins is concerned about the environmental degradation she sees from space. On board the fragile spaceship Discovery, she lamented from her unique vantage point above the Earth: “Sometimes you can see how there is erosion, and you can see how there is deforestation. It's very widespread in some parts of the world. . . .We would like to see, from the astronauts' point of view, people take good care of the Earth and replace the resources that have been used.” The first thought that must have sprung into many people’s minds was, “Who made her an expert on...
  • So you're an environmentalist...

    05/31/2004 8:11:32 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 17 replies · 2,760+ views
    email | waaay back when | various
    "The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state." - Kenneth Boulding, originator of the "Spaceship Earth" concept (as quoted by William Tucker in Progress and Privilege, 1982) "We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion -- guilt-free at last!" -- Stewart Brand (writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue) "Free Enterprise really means rich people...
  • Becoming world citizens in the 21st century (MultiKulti White Guilt BARF ALERT!)

    01/17/2003 4:50:04 PM PST · by MikalM · 38 replies · 535+ views
    Portland (ME) Press-Herald ^ | 1/16/03 | Robert Atkinson
    Racism is a disease that affects everyone. Diversity is a statement of fact; multiculturalism is a representation of the value of inclusiveness. The whole Earth is my home. I am part of, and have a loyalty to, all of humanity. These are just a few of the realizations that have become most important to me. Personal experiences - childhood friends of many ethnicities, and young adult travels to Africa, the Azores and Norway, where I was welcomed by strangers and invited into their homes - have allowed me to know what it feels like to be a world citizen, and...
  • Predictions for 2003 ("FreeRepublic.com will collapse")

    01/15/2003 11:08:17 AM PST · by Little Timmie · 101 replies · 1,630+ views
    ...Freerepublic.com will collapse under the sheer weight of the stupidity generated there daily. It will be reborn as Fascists-R-Us.com....
  • I LOVE Bush!

    11/15/2002 4:01:00 PM PST · by Bushmaniac · 338 replies · 2,166+ views
    Hi everybody! I'm new to Free Republic and I really love the site!! Its so refreshing to find like minded people on the internet. I am from rural Oregon. Anyway, I just want to say " I love Bush!" He is incredible. I can't wait to get my next tax cut in the mail... I only got 150 or so dollars back the first time, but its nice to know I'm getting money back AND we've got the BIGGEST military machine in the history of the planet! I am excited about the next six years. Hopefully we can end this...