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Re: Showering

Post by Red » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:42 am

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Just overruling *requirements* to have lawns either through legislation or the courts would be a big start, then beyond that you could institute steep taxes on sod and grass seed as well as various weed killer products meant for lawns. Use the taxes to subsidize climate appropriate local plants and trees, and encourage family gardens.

A program where urban farmers could rent sections of lawns would be pretty cool, yes.
I think the problem is during winter when it snows, it might screw up the gardens (maybe if they're genetically modified to resist harsh weather, but the average person is a numbnuts). I would suggest everyone builds a greenhouse, but those might be expensive and just plain won't look good for most people.
Maybe sharing a garden in each community? That might have problems too though.
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
An anonymous letter or online petition might work; the latter could count signatures, limiting it to one per IP so he could see that multiple students and peers feel that way.
The petition thing might seem kinda like a public humiliation thing though, I don't think my high school would appreciate that even if it is anonymous. A letter might work. Not that it matters though, I already graduated from there. I will visit the school in the future when I have time off.

I forgot to mention that I'm pretty sure people who don't shower don't know how bad they smell, but that's just a guess.
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
It's such a lazy episode, they made it out like PETA was for and against euthanizing stray animals and contradicting themselves.
My biggest problem with the episode is that they pretty much made PETA as representative of the animal rights movement as a whole. Sure they said in particular they would focus on PETA, but they didn't really separate that in the way I hoped.

If they had a rational member of the animal rights movement on there (instead of the crazies) and lended him or her credibility, that would've been better, but they had less than reputable people on there (like that marketing asshole in the beginning. The lady was the closest they had), and Ted Nugent for whatever fucking reason, he literally didn't add anything of value. He just reinforced redneck stereotypes of being dumb, loud and obnoxious and spouted the usual BS of how vegetarians and vegans are just liberal pussies.

I mean, the episode did give us this gem of a quote:
Penn wrote:Teller and I would personally kill every chimp in the world with our bare hands to save one street junkie with AIDS.
I also find it amusing how Penn critiqued the vegetarians as being skeletons, and the meat eaters were bigger and more apparent, now look how he lost weight. Guess being big and fat ain't so fun after all, huh Penn?
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
You might want to direct him to some criticism of that episode and explain that you don't think it's appropriate to share clearly biased anti-animal-rights propaganda in class.
If I see him again, I will try.
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
67 in the summer? Yikes.
Sometimes it's 68.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
-Leonardo da Vinci

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