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post #24 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
You can blame one country or another but the reality is that as long as we have a global market and culture based on over-consumption someone's gonna be fucking something up somewhere.

Supply and demand
This is the part of the global warming/climate change debate that drives me nuts.

The hypocrisy of suburban soccer moms pointing the finger at "Big Oil" while driving around in a V8 SUV that could house a small family.

Golfers in Arizona buying an acre of Amazonian Rain Forest so they can feel better about spending millions on building a fake course in the desert.

Consumers who buy every new electronic gadget that comes out bitching about open-pit cooper mining.

Home owners who think that installing a few compact florescent lights somehow makes them an "environmentalist" All the while keeping their house heated or a/c'd to 70F all year round. And who wouldn't even consider taking the bus to work.

Snowboarders who bitch about the lack of snow due to climate change, but still drive their SUV's to hill, want more lifts, more skiable acreage, fewer crowds and cheaper lift tickets
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