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Old 05-21-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Somehow, I just couldn't get myself all worked up about that.

In short, I couldn't care less.
Don't you at least feel GUILTY? We, as Americans, are supposed to feel guilty about EVERYTHING!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Don't you at least feel GUILTY? We, as Americans, are supposed to feel guilty about EVERYTHING!
I feel guilty. Starting now, I will starve myself so I can do my part to "Change" this broken country. We should all strive for the Chinese lifestyle.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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I find it funny that many oif these countries can't veen feed their people without US aid. Many don't even have safe drinking water and often rely on US and other western nations to create it. They also have disease that has been eliminated in much of the western world. My guess is its a slandeed survey with the respondants being the environmantalis in the USA. Bet Micheal Moore was at the top of the list.Green propoganda.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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I feel guilty. Starting now, I will starve myself so I can do my part to "Change" this broken country. We should all strive for the Chinese lifestyle.
I salved my guilt with a long motorcycle ride out through the Ponca Hills, Hummel Park & Pershing Drive area.

Absolutely gorgeous.

You should do the same. Do it right now, you horrible guilty sinner!
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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The issue isn't where other countries rank, it's that many of our resources are finite. If we are consuming those resources at an unsustainable rate, we will hit the wall. Climate change is one issue, but water in the west is even more pressing. Many of the western aquifers are drying up. If we continue to consume as we have in the past, people are going to start getting awfully thirsty.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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The issue isn't where other countries rank, it's that many of our resources are finite. If we are consuming those resources at an unsustainable rate, we will hit the wall. Climate change is one issue, but water in the west is even more pressing. Many of the western aquifers are drying up. If we continue to consume as we have in the past, people are going to start getting awfully thirsty.
I fail why the western states don't do one simple thing that would virtually eliminate this water problem: PROHIBIT WATERING LAWNS IN THE DESERT.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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I fail why the western states don't do one simple thing that would virtually eliminate this water problem: PROHIBIT WATERING LAWNS IN THE DESERT.
Because it makes too much sense.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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lol.... um, people, WE DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF SUSTAINABLILITY. You must understand our ONLY way of life is built around cheap oil. Doesn't anyone remember what happened when oil prices went crazy? the whole nation nearly grinded to a halt. Suburbs are EXTREMELY unsustainable, no one is suggesting we cram 20 to a 10x10 area, but the mass majority of everything we get is shipped to us from around the world or across the country.

I suggest everyone watch this

YouTube - The End of Suburbia - 52 minute documentary on oil
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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The issue isn't where other countries rank, it's that many of our resources are finite. If we are consuming those resources at an unsustainable rate, we will hit the wall. Climate change is one issue, but water in the west is even more pressing. Many of the western aquifers are drying up. If we continue to consume as we have in the past, people are going to start getting awfully thirsty.
There is an interesting fix to that. And, it creates "sustainable" jobs! Water desalination has been proven to be cost effective on large scale production. I'm guessing you will see that in the near future for the southeast/southwest.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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I guess japan should be even lower on the list than the US since we have a higher human development index than US.
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