Environmental


More money spent on GAS is less money spent everywhere else.  It’s bad on so many trickling levels, as it hurts industry and consumers alike by driving up the cost of countless other things.  I could write pages about the fallout, but it’s a drain as is.  We mustn’t do nothing to change the current circumstances — The price reads $85.96.

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I still write here — I’m just depressed about California’s election results on most fronts.  It appears the naive were recruited in force and we’re now left with numerous battles to be fought.  I’m currently paralyzed to write more, since there are too many problems with my beautiful home state — Excessive business taxes, regulations and restrictions, Mafioso-esk labor unions, high taxes, so-called sanctuary cities, political fraud and deceit, etc.  We mustn’t stop combating these things or we’re surely going off a cliff.  Don’t give up or give in to what’s wrong.

Green is the new black for politicians.  It’s also the new black for marketers.  Green is being used to sell you stuff, take away stuff, advance agendas, guilt you into submission, scare you, get you to pay more, etc.  Don’t buy a product or plan just because it has a so-called “green” label is attached to it.  Green is being used!  Politicians hope to bring in more green by emphasizing green to hopefully get them back in the black.  It appears to be a possible ticket out of the mess they’ve created — They’re hoping to get the American people to pay more under the guise of green.  And marketers are just wanting to sell you more products.  Don’t fall for any of it.  Think for yourself and continue to recycle — That still makes sense.

I complained that plastic bags are being made too thin and break more often than not.  The clerk said it’s a good thing because it breaks down in the environment more quickly — I should have asked her how much more quickly.  Give me a break!  If plastic bags are a major problem, why not stop manufacturing them all together and only offer paper?  I’m okay with that.

Instead the decision to cheapify plastic bags has compounded problems.  My groceries/purchases now need to be double bagged, since I’m not always walking around with my “green” bags in hand.  If plastic bags are going to be manufactured, they should be reasonably sturdy — I always recycle them, but since they’re being made so cheaply these days, they haven’t been reusable, and thus a complete waste times two.

Too many grocery items have broken falling through the bottom of ridiculously thin plastic bags forced on the public under the guise of the go green campaign, which a lot of clerks/companies seem to buy into.  “Green” helps to guilt the public into paying a proposed bag tax.  Again, our US government wants us to pay more for less. 

Don’t let it happen.  If a bag tax is deemed necessary for the environment (scare tactic), it should be paid by manufacturers.  And if plastic bags are available, I don’t need the attitude for asking that my pickles be double bagged.  Do your part respecting the beauty of God’s Earth and don’t fall for ALL the go green rah rah.  We really don’t have that much control.  Environmental extremism is the next big wave of political and corporate thievery.  Taxing and charging doesn’t make the environment cleaner.  And don’t even get me started on the carbon footprint pay-off BS.

Related Links:

http://www.stopthebagtax.com/

http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_12555349

How are Leaf Blowers allowed to exist?  They obviously pollute and annoy.  Just walk by one to breathe in the gas fumes and the debris being BLOWN into the air.  Why do its operators wear masks if it’s okay for the rest of us?  I usually see the debris being blown from one property to another — From the paying neighbor’s yard out onto the public streets, or onto another neighbor’s car or yard.  Why can’t the debris be swept and picked up like it used to be?  It’s relatively not that strenuous of a job.

Leaf Blowers are a nuisance and should be completely banned.  How do they exist in such a hypersensitive environmental culture?  Is it politics?  The race card?  I really hope not.  I’m sorry all Gardeners, Leaf Blowers aren’t good for the overall public, especially how I see them being used.

Related Links:

http://www.ccblincoln.com/CCBL/2OtherTowns.html

http://thissphere.blogspot.com/2007/04/ban-leaf-blowers.html

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/09/68885

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/08/AR2006110800709.html