What can we do for Green. . .

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:24 pm

nota wrote:It costs an extra $10 a month where I live to recycle which I would gladly pay, but I've heard and read that the costs to actually RECYCLE something cost more than it saves. At least for many things.


that shouldn't stop you.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by nota » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:49 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:that shouldn't stop you.


Your opinion, not mine. That's the reason I don't.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by nota » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:52 pm

I heard something today that is hard to believe or maybe just hard to understand the reasoning.

An Amish man selling Amish made furniture told me that the Amish use electric power tools to make their furniture but that it is OK with their religion because they are "not on the grid." They use diesel powered generators to run them.

I didn't say anything. The man was truly sincere, but how weird is that?

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by kcmetro » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:37 pm

nota wrote:I heard something today that is hard to believe or maybe just hard to understand the reasoning.

An Amish man selling Amish made furniture told me that the Amish use electric power tools to make their furniture but that it is OK with their religion because they are "not on the grid." They use diesel powered generators to run them.

I didn't say anything. The man was truly sincere, but how weird is that?



Not very, in comparison to anything else humans do/think/believe.  :)

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:54 pm

nota wrote:Your opinion, not mine. That's the reason I don't.

I don't get it. You want people to give tips on how to go green and then you just explain why you're not going to do it.

I don't pay anything to recycle. I take a bunch of stuff to a drop-off place about every 2 months. Is that so hard?

I'm going to buy a hybrid or fuel-cell or whatever is the best at the time I have money. And, I would NEVER drive an SUV unless I lived on a ranch or something.
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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by kcmetro » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:22 am

TheBigChuckbowski wrote:And, I would NEVER drive an SUV unless I lived on a ranch or something.


SUV's are bad enough, but who are these tools who drive Hummers?

In Iraq, cool......but on I-435, retarded.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by nota » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:34 am

TheBigChuckbowski wrote:I don't get it. You want people to give tips on how to go green and then you just explain why you're not going to do it.

I don't pay anything to recycle. I take a bunch of stuff to a drop-off place about every 2 months. Is that so hard?

I'm going to buy a hybrid or fuel-cell or whatever is the best at the time I have money. And, I would NEVER drive an SUV unless I lived on a ranch or something.


I'm not giving anyone any tips.

I'm glad you are so holy that you take your stuff every 2 months.

And I'm even more glad that you "are going to" buy a hybrid blahblahblahblah.

We all have limits to the things we will do for green. You have yours, I have mine.

What else do you do for green?

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:33 am

KC Star: Beefing up energy efficiency

If you live in an older house that has not been fully weatherized, about 20 percent of your heating and cooling bills can be attributed to air leakage.

These tests can be expensive, depending on the size of your house, but a thorough job of sealing can cut your home’s air leakage by about 33 percent.

“You should view energy leaks in your house the same as water leaks in your roof,” Housh said.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by lock+load » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:49 pm

TheBigChuckbowski wrote:I don't pay anything to recycle. I take a bunch of stuff to a drop-off place about every 2 months. Is that so hard?


When you're driving a gas guzzling SUV it is :lol:

It also might interfere with high tea at the latest northland hot spot.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by nota » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:52 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:KC Star: Beefing up energy efficiency



I'm not sure, but I think the power company will do an energy audit for free.

I live in a spec house and for sure there were some energy leaks that we fixed.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by Maitre D » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:05 pm

KCMax wrote:I agree. We should encourage more abortions to reduce our emissions.


I'm good with birth control. 

WTF? Nice try to throw a red herring into all of this.


Only red herring is the one that exists in your mind.  More people=more consumers=more pollution.  If you can disprove that equation, please do so now.
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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by KCMax » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:50 pm

If the immigrants don't get into this country, does that mean they no longer exist and don't pollute?
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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by Maitre D » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:17 pm

KCMax wrote:If the immigrants don't get into this country, does that mean they no longer exist and don't pollute?


We've already been thru this point, Max.  Are you not reading the thread?
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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by Highlander » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:52 am

Here's one easy way for the country to cut down on emissions and at the same time save a bundle of lives: Change the legal driving age to 18. 

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:17 am

Highlander wrote:Here's one easy way for the country to cut down on emissions and at the same time save a bundle of lives: Change the legal driving age to 18. 


=D>  and drop the speed limit to 55, especially on highways without controlled access.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by nota » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am

Highlander wrote:Here's one easy way for the country to cut down on emissions and at the same time save a bundle of lives: Change the legal driving age to 18. 


Good luck passing that one :lol: :lol: :lol:

The people across the street from me have 2 kids of driving age. The mother teaches at the same school the kids go to. 3 cars go to and from this school from their house every day. And that is just ONE small example.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by nota » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:05 am

DaveKCMO wrote: =D>  and drop the speed limit to 55, especially on highways without controlled access.


Just a question-does that actually cut emissions or only save lives? I'm kind of foggy on that one.

One for sure is that we should ENFORCE the exixting speed limits for trucks on the highways. That could probably help emissions as well as save lives. Those guys pass me like I'm standing still all the time and I'm a 60mph driver.

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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:04 am

nota wrote:I'm not giving anyone any tips.

I'm glad you are so holy that you take your stuff every 2 months.

And I'm even more glad that you "are going to" buy a hybrid blahblahblahblah.

We all have limits to the things we will do for green. You have yours, I have mine.

What else do you do for green?

My point was that no one is going to help the environment by making excuses. You're right, everyone has their limits and everyone has things that they have to start getting used to. But, instead of saying you'll get rid of your SUV when Al Gore does, you could actually give a real reason to have your SUV, because that is not one.

I already posted a list of stuff.
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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:11 am

pittsburghparoyal wrote:We've already been thru this point, Max.  Are you not reading the thread?



Do you always only look at one variable in any situation? More Density generally equals More Efficiency. So, the more people in the US would bring down the per capita CO2 emissions or energy usage or whatever. There's just one other variable. There's approximately 1,000,057 others.

Population control as a globe makes way more sense than limiting immigration into the US. One doesn't step into our country and immediately start creating more CO2.
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Re: What can we do for Green. . .

Post by Maitre D » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:18 am

nota wrote:Good luck passing that one :lol: :lol: :lol:


Don't laugh - Hillary once advocated this, maybe a year ago.

Can you imagine her actively campaigning on that?
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