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Post by StitchExp626 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:24 pm

i try to eat less and spend less if that helps

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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:37 pm

SunburnedPenguin wrote:We are at about £1.12 a litre at the moment - theres about 3.7 litres to a US gallon, so thats about £4.14 per gallon.....or $7.93!!!!!!!!
So I think its safe to say we are paying about double what you are!

What a lot of Americans fail to realiz(s)e is that we've been blessed with amazing fuel prices for a long time, and only recently have we been experiencing anything close to what the rest of the world has to spend. In fact, when gasoline was first being purchased at fuel stations, if retroactively adjusted for inflation, it actually cost more than it does today, but prices were driven down for years and years. Not all that long ago (over a decade, but still not that long in the grand scheme of things) it was still under a dollar per gallon in some places. These days, most Americans will complain about the price, but should probably just save their breath when speaking to people from Europe or Asia.

As for what I'm doing to "save the planet"/"go green" or whatever you want to call it, I've stopped showering, and I reuse toilet tissue.
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Post by Shamballa on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:01 pm

As for what I'm doing to "save the planet"/"go green" or whatever you want to call it, I've stopped showering, and I reuse toilet tissue.

I refuse to come within 10 feet of you or shake your hand without protection...


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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:17 pm

Oh, it's ok - I now bathe in dust like a chinchilla.
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Re: What are YOU doing to "save the earth"?

Post by Shamballa on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:21 pm

Your coating must be soft and shiny.


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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:28 pm

You better believe it.
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Re: What are YOU doing to "save the earth"?

Post by Shamballa on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:46 pm

May I? cat

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Post by vincentthedog on Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:29 pm

I agree with John-Vee with the over packaging issue.

My town provides a nice big container for recycling that comes with a big bill and heavey fine if I don`t obey there particular rules. I try to obey the rules. I run around constantly turning off lights. If the ac is on it is very very hot and I never sleep with the heat or ac on.

I break apart the plastic that holds cans of beer/soda together mostly because I saw a speacial as a kid with baby duklins heads stuck in them.

I wish I did more but thats it for now.
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Re: What are YOU doing to "save the earth"?

Post by Shamballa on Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:55 pm

I break apart the plastic that holds cans of beer/soda together mostly because I saw a special as a kid with baby ducklings heads stuck in them.

Man, they really got inside your head dude.

Are you throwing the plastic container holders in the recycle bin? If so you are wasting your time breaking them apart bud. They are only a hazard (supposedly) if they make it to the local landfill. If they are being recycled they do the shredding for you. Nice of them huh?

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Post by SunburnedPenguin on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:07 pm

I do that too! I didnt realise you dont need to if they are recycled, but I will probably continue as breaking them buggers apart is kind of theraputic in a wierd way...........

Oh an Vinnie, we are about to see the start of rubbish fines...people will be fined if they put out more than a certain amount of "landfill" rubbish. I can only see it causing more problems with people fly-tipping and using other peoples bins to avoid the fines Mad

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Re: What are YOU doing to "save the earth"?

Post by Shamballa on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:42 pm

SunburnedPenguin wrote:I do that too! I didnt realise you dont need to if they are recycled, but I will probably continue as breaking them buggers apart is kind of theraputic in a wierd way...........

Oh an Vinnie, we are about to see the start of rubbish fines...people will be fined if they put out more than a certain amount of "landfill" rubbish. I can only see it causing more problems with people fly-tipping and using other peoples bins to avoid the fines Mad

This is comforting:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/oct/04/localgovernment.uk

Perhaps in the future to prevent "fly-tipping" they will be able to trace who bought the item and if it was placed in their bin. Not too terribly difficult in a society that is becoming increasingly cashless. So now they know what you are buying and throwing away. Eventually they may adjust your insurance rate based on the foods you buy and consume.

Stay tuned USA! As the UK goes so go we.

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Re: What are YOU doing to "save the earth"?

Post by SomeArztOnYou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:12 pm

While they'd be able to keep track of what items you'd purchased, determining which particular soda can or whatever was actually purchased by you would be impossible at this point. There would need to be a different Universal Product Code (UPC - AKA "barcode") on each can/box/item at your grocery store. At this point, every single identical item has an identical UPC. If they're going to waste the time to serial number everything at the grocery store, that seems like over-kill to me - time that could be spent on much more productive things than turning this into an Orwellian world.
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Post by Shamballa on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:29 pm

time that could be spent on much more productive things than turning this into an Orwellian world.
Yes, that would be the common sense line of thinking, but the world is at stake here! Therefore it's justifiable.

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Re: What are YOU doing to "save the earth"?

Post by solarchap on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:28 pm

This subject was too huge for me to take-in, but someone has a signature on this site about saving Earth coz it's the only planet with chocolate, I can definitely get with that, and I think I like Blonde's 5 year old's philosophy about 'going with the flow'.

also Bondage Barbie is a new one on me! I have a good barbie joke but I fear it may be censored! i think it's borderline so I'll give it a go.

why does barbie never get pregnant?

because Ken comes in a different box!
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Post by SunburnedPenguin on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:21 pm

If they bring that in, I will be paying for everything with cash. I refuse to allow my freedoms to be eroded that much....and while everyone keeps saying "if you have nothing to hide what do you need to worry about".......they can just erode them even more.

I have had a few drinks.

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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:29 pm

solarchap wrote:also Bondage Barbie is a new one on me! I have a good barbie joke but I fear it may be censored! i think it's borderline so I'll give it a go.

I think because of certain key spelling, you're fine.

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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:45 pm

Well said.
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Post by vincentthedog on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:52 pm

They have already been fining us for not properly arranging the plastics/ papper/ tin. The thing is they just gave us a HUGE bin for everything its not to be seperated and they would have no idea what we put in it as te truck never stops it just picks up the new bin with a huge robotic arm ( all the neibor kids think its cool).

SunnyP and Shamballa I still can`t get the poor duck stuck in the plastic out of my head that and te crying Native American has guilted me into being green.
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Post by blonde on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:03 pm

Caged_Faraday wrote:
solarchap wrote:also Bondage Barbie is a new one on me! I have a good barbie joke but I fear it may be censored! i think it's borderline so I'll give it a go.

I think because of certain key spelling, you're fine.

Your clear Solar!
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Post by solarchap on Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:40 am

ah cheers! hey whats this about an adult section! where is it?! it sounds just the ticket!
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Post by tracker on Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:05 am

Solar. PM Jax and ask for access. She must do it for you. You will then see it up on the home page.
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