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2010-05-14 13:12:25
I didn't take it personal Cathodecathay; I knew what you meant. Heartbreaking was the only word that came to my mind when I first saw the photos; and I just wanted to cry...since the disaster to the Gulf. I live in an outdoor environment - very close to nature. Vancouver is surrounding by mountains, ocean and other bodies of water. When my friends and I hike up the mountains and come upon pristine lakes, vistas of other mountain ranges, wild animals...I almost want to weep for the sheer beauty and grandeur of my beautiful province British Columbia. It's at those moments that I feel real fear of what we may lose. I fear that my government will allow oil tankers to move closer to our shores and other bad environmental decisions...all for the almighty dollar. What will we tell our children then? Will we tell them that the dollar was more important than leaving them a legacy? Because I fear for our future and our children's, I do what I can. I re-cycle, I avoid plastic as much as possible, I cycle or walk, I use mostly homemade cleaning products and/or environmentally safe products, and I consume only what I need. I don't believe in having a lot of possessions; too much clouds our sense of what is important and what is not.
2010-05-14 09:50:40
I don't think any of the pictures of the animals are from the gulf--the oiled birds I am pretty sure are from the Gulf of Valdez. And where oh where are the things the current government was supposed to proved to relieve such emergencies? But don't worry, the current government will have us back in the Stone Age later this month.
2010-05-13 10:44:08
By the way, Connie - I agree with you - this IS heartbreaking. I didn't mean to jump on you with my comment, and if it seemed that way, I apologize. My reaction is aimed not at you but at me. "We have met the enemy and he is us."
2010-05-13 09:01:16
I fully agree with the comments made by both Cathodecathay and patito.
2010-05-13 08:46:09
Very succinct and accurate summation of the problem. I couldn't agree more. This country is full of people going 'how sad' and 'tsk tsk' about this oil spill while driving their F-250s, Expeditions and Escalades to the grocery store. And have you ever flown over Los Angeles or Houston or Atlanta at night? There are enough lights on down there at two in the morning to light up half of Africa, while most folks are at home asleep. It's just nuts .
2010-05-13 06:18:40
What's heartbreaking is the hypocrisy! If it wasn't for our SUVs, 5,000 square foot homes, international vacations, and kids who want the same, offshore drilling might not be needed at all. Instead, we build more interstates and feel virtuous when we buy a Prius. We need to learn to travel by high-speed rail, to live less luxuriously, and to quit pimping our affluence to the rest of the world (who are going to feel really cheated when they find out that that there just are not enough resources for them EVER to live like we have for the past half century). The fact is, we now MUST continue offshore drilling, whether we want to or not; we MUST build more nuclear plants, whether we want to or not; we MUST continue to import oil from our enemies, whether we want to or not. Sticking our heads in the sand over the consequences of our own actions ("heartbreaking") just isn't going to cut it...
2010-05-13 03:54:46
Heartbreaking