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Slightly neurotic (but cute!) singleton looking for adventure, finical stability, and some delusion of meaning. With much thought in the topic of sincerity and the occasional film review.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

R-E-C-Y-C-L-E recycle! C-O-N-S-E-R-V-E conserve!

I love Earth Day. Fundementally, I should be annoyed by it, because the concept of having one day set aside for being aware of our enviroment implies that for the other 364 days it's okay to keep status quo. The again, I'm part of the group that says "Make Everyday Earth Day," still don't really understand why everyone doesn't just recycle their pop cans (and why there isn't a 5 cent deposit in every state), and can't forgive mining companies for destroying land and then bailing out of their commintment to clean up their mess, leaving the burdan upon the shoulders of tax payers (so THAT's what the trickle down theory is all about).

And now, we're on the verge of one of the worst enviromental crisises every. Ah, global warming, which only now does the Bush Administration seem to recognize ever so slightly (and only because of the economic problems of relying to heavily upon foreign oil).

Right now in Britain, there's talk of one of the worst droughts since the last century lasting for two years of so. Drought, in England, where it rains all the time? Isn't that a little strange (as strange as the increase of strong hurricans to hit the Gulf coast perhaps?). At least now people are beginning to understand that Global Warming doesn't neccesarily mean warmer weather, but that an increase in the overall temperature will affect weather patterns, resulting in climate changes (long term effects) such as a shift in rainfall patterns so that areas that are used to a temperate climate suffer from droughts.

You know, now might be a good time to write to some of your Representatives about enviromental issues. Then again, everyday is a good day for that. It is painfully easy, most of their websites even have e-mail forms (and some phone numbers to allow you to bug staffers).

New Episodes of Captain Planet
Where do I get this channel?

Second: they show reruns of Captain Planet on the Cartoon Network?

Third thought: Ted Turner was responsible for both Captain Planet, and Earth Matters (one of my favorite shows on CNN -- see told you I was a dork).

I'm going to try and get the theme song out of my head now, thank you.


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