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Posted by christo on 01/06/02 - 12:18:14
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Hi Kevin - pithily and clearly put points also.
I reply to a few points as they relate to me.

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF TREEHUGGER'S TRYING TO TELL THE WORLD WHAT KIND OF LIFE OTHERS SHOULD LEAD, SO THEY CAN LIVE IN THE WORLD [THEY] DESIRE.

I wouldn't do that - live how you want to live - you will anyway so what would be the point? I do regard the term treehugger as a complement tho
:-)

IF YOU DON'T LIKE SUV'S, DON'T DRIVE ONE.

I don;t know what a SUV is - I don't know the term in the UK.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE LARGE HOUSES, DON'T LIVE IN A LARGE HOUSE.

I don't have a problem with large houses - I can't afford one. There is room enough for all on this planet I'm sure.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE MEAT, DON'T EAT MEAT. BUT YOU BETTER NOT TELL ME I CAN'T EAT MEAT!!!

I wouldn't dream of it -
Me? I'm a vegetarian largely coz I don't really think it's necassary to kill animals to eat. I do think animal agriculture is a grim business riddled with unecessary cruelty hidden from our eyes. I'm sure you would not advocate unnecesary cruelty to anything.
In the UK it's also been shown to be a mad business riddled with fraud and stupidity - mad cows, foot and mouth, cruel lengthy transportation etc etc .
Also if we want to feed more PEOPLE on this planet meat is a VERY inefficiant means of producing food.
Those are my views and you have yours. No problem.

>>Without respecting and nuturing the existence of
animals and green spaces, we will eventually have nothing left but concrete, buildings, cars, people and garbage.

WHERE DO YOU EXPECT PEOPLE IN CITIES AND THE SUBURBS TO LIVE? IN TENTS?

Again I think the point was it is nice to have countryside AND cities, especially the former in the latter. Its not an either/or thing surely.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE CARS, THEN WALK.  

Or increase cheap public transport (also non-existant at the moment in the UK who'd rather spend money on bombs and stuff.) Alternatives to gas exist but are quashed by oil companies.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE PEOPLE, THEN MOVE TO WHERE NO PEOPLE LIVE.

I don't rememeber anyone said they didn't like people...

NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO THERE WILL ALWAYS BE GARBAGE.

You obviously have never been to Germany - a high importance is placed on cleanliness there and what a nice difference it is. It also makes economic sense too with proper recycling.

ANIMALS ARE TO SERVE HUMANITY.  THEY ARE NOT OUR EQUALS.  

I seem to remember the same being said about women and black slaves 100 years ago. Time will tell...
If they are here to serve humanity - I for one would give them the rest of the millenium off.  :-)

NOW I'M OFF TO THE RAIDERS/JETS GAME ... AND THE RAIDERS BETTER WIN!!! (THE WAY REAL FOOTBALL IS PLAYED)  

Have a good time
It's not the winning but the taking part. Me - i always forget the score and just watch the ball float about in pleasing ways :-)
Also in the UK the REAL way to play football is with a round ball :-)


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