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Author:  WpgGweedo [ Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:49 pm ]
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Author:  hwacker [ Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:55 pm ]
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WoW do you do drugs ?

Please tell me you’re never going to run for a position in Gov't

Author:  Ontario_Born [ Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:59 pm ]
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hwacker hwacker:
WoW do you do drugs ?

Please tell me you’re never going to run for a position in Gov't


LOL it’s pretty bad when hwacker thinks you're a bit "intense".

Author:  RoyalHighlander [ Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:42 pm ]
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Where did you get this article from?? you should post the link to stuff that you paste here as to maintain the copyright integrity..

Author:  DMP08 [ Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:50 am ]
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Only 18 posts into his membership and he alrady has an "Annoying" medal :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  WpgGweedo [ Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:32 am ]
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Author:  fiz63 [ Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:56 am ]
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i dont see how a diet rich in meat consumtion increases poverty in the 3rd world. we have our own cattle industry, how does it realte to developing nations? vegetables are cheaper there anyways.

as for nike, lets face it. what nike is doing isn't great, getting labor for a minuscule wage. however many familes in the develping countries depend on their children to contribute to their household financially, without it many would face an even bitter future, if that is imagineable.

i agree with your suv argument, but the trend to buy an suv probably wont last wrong, gas aint cheap.

Author:  Mustang1 [ Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:36 am ]
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Some musings,


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For example, millions of people drive SUV's which use more energy and are a huge strain on our natural resourses, increasing the risk of global warming. A vast majority of people either dont realize this, or simply dont care. No matter how much information is thrown at them, how many advertisments they see, or how many uncommon extreme weather disasters occur they just dont make the connection.


They have poor fuel economy - yes, some do - especially truck-based models. I noticed how you conveniently left out the specific models that actually possess decent gas mileage (RAV4, CRV, etc) and what about the 4 cylinder versions? Are they bad on gas too? Where is your comparison to Minivans? They are actually WORSE than most compact SUVs? What about sports cars? Aren’t they guilty of being gas pigs? Furthermore, some sedans (especially older V-6s and the newer V-8s) suffer from gas addiction- are you implying their fuel mileage is acceptable? Also, what about transport trucks - even moderate environmentalists suggest they contribute to declining air quality just as much - if not more - than SUVs - and how is their gas mileage? By singleing out one trendy form of transportation, you’ve erroneously made it the scapegoat for a problem that is not entirely its own making.

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Another example, millions of people buy Nike clothing, not suspecting or again, not caring, that they may have been made in a sweatshop, or through the exploitation of children.


Again, another high profile scapegoat. Are you really suggesting that WE (that includes you) aren’t guilty of indirectly contributing to some of the worst consequences of globalization? Do you wear Adidas? How about drive General Motors? Shop at Wal-Mart (nice unionization!)? Guess where some of their manufacturing and outsourcing is done? What about Volkswagen? Do you think that their Mexican assembly plants are cheaper than European counterparts? Please. We are all guilty of supporting this rather ugly component of globalization – every time we buy a cheap product we run the risk of indirectly supporting some sweatshop – in fact, how do you even know that your products has been constructed according to the highest moral standards available. Answer? You don’t. Many try to purchase products that don’t exploit children (and, granted, many don’t do the research (or have time) necessary to find out), but let’s be realistic. Until you are free from globalization guilt, it’s unfair to chastise others for committing the same offences.

Author:  WarHawkster [ Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:19 pm ]
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Stalin would be proud.

Author:  QBC [ Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:20 pm ]
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Quit being a troll warhawk

Author:  WarHawkster [ Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:21 pm ]
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It's true though.

Author:  QBC [ Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:29 pm ]
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:roll:

Author:  WpgGweedo [ Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:19 am ]
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Author:  -Mario- [ Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:34 am ]
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I'll have to agree with the SUV issue. Also, is you look at Chrysler's line of cars , You will see a huge gas guzling line of models. For the RAV4 and CRV's... they are cheapest to run in the line of SUV's but they are not that cheap to run. THe original RAV4 was a 2 or 2+2 seater, same for the CRV. In the same topic, if you look at the Explorer, Durango; they also started as smaller models.

For the child workers and Nike... Nike is just one of them... :cry:

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