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I don't know. Just because McMansions are not viable in all places, doesn't mean that I have to live in a thatched condominium.

Isn't it funny that we find our arrows to be in the best fletched and in the handsomest of quivers: As a non-meat eater, I find that the capacity of the land to feed several times more people in a much more sustainable manner and without the chemicals now used, to be the most significant argument against there even being a real population or resource problem...but then, I bet you see different nails and have different hammers

...or perhaps you are implying that we have no chance, that the solution is less of everything for everyone...and less of everyone as well?

Bizarre as it may seem, I'd assert that this would only make matters worse.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 03:46:49 PM EST
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