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'Im a Freegan I Get Food From Bins, Foraging or my Garden'
The Guardian ^ | Abby Young-Powell

Posted on 01/14/2020 7:04:47 PM PST by nickcarraway

Green activist John Cossham, 52, on how he earns very little so he can live a low-carbon lifestyle

Name: John Cossham Age: 52 Income: £10,000 Occupation: Entertainer and ecology educator

I’m an enthusiastic green activist and I earn very little so I can live a low-carbon lifestyle. That’s the way I like it; I don’t want much money, because people who earn a lot have a high carbon footprint. This green lifestyle saves my family about £10,000 a year on utilities, food and travel compared to the average family of four. But that’s not the reason I do it.

I’m proud to make between £3,000 and £4,000 a year gigging as a children’s entertainer called Professor Fiddlesticks, riding a unicycle and juggling. I also give talks on climate change and other green subjects, plus I sell compost, do gardening and bike trailer removals, which adds up to about £2,000 a year.

I live with my wife, Gill, who works full time as an unpaid carer, and two adult children. We bought our house outright after Gill’s mother died, with help from my dad. As a family, we get a working tax credit of £367 a month.

I’m a freegan, which means I get food from bins, from foraging, or from my garden. I’m largely vegan, but eat dairy if I find it thrown away. The most unexpected thing I found in a bin was a bottle of champagne. I buy unsold fruit and veg for a penny a bag from a local food shop and get four loaves of yesterday’s bread for £1 from the local bakers.

We spend about £100 a week on basics such as rice and pasta. I occasionally have a coffee or pint out, but we never go to restaurants or get takeaways.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fakescience; parasite; qanon; scum
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1 posted on 01/14/2020 7:04:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Does he pay his income taxes?
Does he pay his property taxes?
Does he pay his healthcare taxes?
Does he...?


2 posted on 01/14/2020 7:07:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: nickcarraway
I used to be "without permanent residence".

I was young and creative.

I'm always up for a challenge, but nowadays, I think I'd give it a pass.

3 posted on 01/14/2020 7:10:40 PM PST by onona
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To: nickcarraway

Well, aren’t you just so special.


4 posted on 01/14/2020 7:11:29 PM PST by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: nickcarraway

Loser


5 posted on 01/14/2020 7:12:06 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: nickcarraway

Occupation: Bum


6 posted on 01/14/2020 7:13:45 PM PST by Spruce
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To: nickcarraway

Yummy. Hard pass on being invited over for supper.


7 posted on 01/14/2020 7:14:01 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: nickcarraway

How often does
He Get
Food Poisoning?
.
Sick Freak.


8 posted on 01/14/2020 7:14:02 PM PST by Big Red Badger (Despised by the Despicable!)
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To: Spruce

Ha ha.


9 posted on 01/14/2020 7:14:28 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: nickcarraway

CO2 is bad ?

Then Why do I need CO2 generators for my green houses ?

Ag advisors recommend 2-4 times the natural concentration of CO2 for increased plant production.....

https://www.johnsongas.com/industrial/CO2Gen.asp

Another California fornicate Green Scam ?


10 posted on 01/14/2020 7:17:06 PM PST by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. IOr keep people from / PC ing in ver and alway)
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To: nickcarraway

He said how much he earns, his wife has a job, they get over 3,000 in tax credits every year


11 posted on 01/14/2020 7:17:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: jcon40

Wow... did not add the word “fornicate” in my post. Spell check google


12 posted on 01/14/2020 7:19:00 PM PST by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. IOr keep people from / PC ing in ver and alway)
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To: nickcarraway

A proud parasite he is.


13 posted on 01/14/2020 7:19:24 PM PST by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all. And send her back!)
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Dear John, (I’ve always wanted to do that)

What if we all followed your tune. Who would be left to hire you to juggle and ride your unicycle? Who would have the money to frequent the stores that you can forage through for FREE food? Who would work to pay the taxes that pave the roads for Mr. Fiddlestick’s unicycle adventures?


14 posted on 01/14/2020 7:23:23 PM PST by smvoice (I WILL NOT WEAR THE RIBBON.)
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Live however you want, pal, but carbon footprint is a nothing burger invented to feed the top 1%.


15 posted on 01/14/2020 7:26:38 PM PST by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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He not need roads, it is a 4 wheel drive unicycle.


16 posted on 01/14/2020 7:27:02 PM PST by CJ Wolf ( #wwg1wga)
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To: nickcarraway


17 posted on 01/14/2020 7:28:21 PM PST by DannyTN
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I know you don’t post very much, Nick, but someday you should learn to post pics that fit the page.


18 posted on 01/14/2020 7:29:11 PM PST by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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To: jcon40
CO2 generators...

Have you done a cost study of your generators vs refillable 20 lb bottles of CO2?

19 posted on 01/14/2020 7:30:55 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh garbage dump oh garbage dump
Why are you called a garbage dump
Oh garbage dump oh garbage dump
Why are you called a garbage dump

You could feed the world with my garbage dump
You could feed the world with my garbage dump
You could feed the world with my garbage dump
That sums it up in one big lump

When you’re livin’ on the road
And you think sometimes you’re starvin’
Get on off that trip my friend
Just get in them cans and start carvin’

Oh garbage dump my garbage dump
Why are you called my garbage dump
Oh garbage dump my garbage dump
Why are you called my garbage dump

TALK:
There’s a market basket an’ a A&P
I don’t care if de box boys are starin’ at me
I don’t even care who wins de war
SING:
I’ll be in dem cans behind my favorite store

Garbage dump oh garbage dump
Why are you called a garbage dump
Garbage dump oh garbage dump

TALK:
I claim all these garbage dumps
In the name of
SING:
(The garbage pickers of America)
(The garbage pickers of America)
(The garbage pickers of America)

TALK:
Oh but it smells
Oh pew ... yeow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GC2ubGjkiM


20 posted on 01/14/2020 7:33:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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