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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:49 AM
Response to Reply #43
59. There's poorness, then there's starvation
Most developed countries don't have starvation, malnutrition related disease, polluted water and the like. Poverty in the US is not the same as third world poverty. We CAN eradicate abject poverty, we've done it here, it isn't even all that expensive.

I also object to your #6. People act for the benefit of others all the time. Still, it is in our own best interest to shift the priorities of this planet. The way we're going, we're going to either destroy it through pollution or blow ourselves up.

And seeing somebody throw trash out their window isn't a commentary about what people will or won't do when provided a clear plan to reduce their trash and dispose of it in an economically friendlier way.
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  -Here's what could work, but won't happen (regarding Wars) hopeisaplace  Jul-14-06 12:06 AM   #0 
  - Beeeautiful! I love solutions!  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:10 AM   #1 
  - I like the way you think :)  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:11 AM   #2 
  - K&R- Good Thoughts- real solutions to real problems-  Bluerthanblue   Jul-14-06 12:14 AM   #5 
  - Pretty vague  Massacure   Jul-14-06 12:12 AM   #3 
  - what is massacure?  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:16 AM   #6 
  - It's easy to make a list.  Massacure   Jul-14-06 12:22 AM   #9 
     - I didn't see your fucking list, nor did I see your proposal for  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:24 AM   #35 
  - Who was it that said "I have a dream"  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:22 AM   #8 
     - LOL, now don't go getting the bighead.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:26 AM   #37 
        - Ok. Ok. Ok. for some here, this thread is "I have a nightmare"  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 01:57 AM   #40 
           - Well fuck'em.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:08 AM   #44 
  - I'm sure you wrote this with good intent...  SlipperySlope   Jul-14-06 12:13 AM   #4 
  - What is 158?  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:17 AM   #7 
  - those are the numbers in the OP's list.  SlipperySlope   Jul-14-06 12:25 AM   #10 
     - Oh yes.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:33 AM   #14 
        - rock on, you're making me smile again  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:35 AM   #15 
           - rock'n! This is fun!  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:42 AM   #16 
           - check 14 and tell me what you think  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:44 AM   #17 
              - love it...especially the giving back to the planet reasons (8)  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:54 AM   #22 
                 - OMG that someone should have to do mandatory service to  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:59 AM   #24 
                    - lol !!  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:12 AM   #46 
  - hmmm...well I'm willing to make modifications  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:28 AM   #12 
     - It just scares me...  SlipperySlope   Jul-14-06 10:33 AM   #75 
  - What are you anyway? A progressive Christian? n/t  Erika   Jul-14-06 12:25 AM   #11 
  - I'm really pissed off with religion these days, but I'm not against  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:30 AM   #13 
  - Great Post!  whitedove   Jul-14-06 12:47 AM   #19 
  - What you have no hope? No suggestions for improvement either.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:46 AM   #18 
     - you're making me laugh  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:50 AM   #20 
        - I'm serious as a pile of catshit. We need more offers of solutions  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 12:53 AM   #21 
           - I hear ya...:)  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 12:56 AM   #23 
              - well since we are the only posters here, I don't think many are  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:04 AM   #25 
                 - No!  whitedove   Jul-14-06 01:13 AM   #28 
                 - Yeah Whitedove!  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:21 AM   #33 
                 - well, the world is such a self-inflicted-political mess.  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 01:16 AM   #30 
                    - Education is definite key to door #3, the one most of us want to open  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:23 AM   #34 
  - Where is the profit motive?  The_Casual_Observer   Jul-14-06 01:08 AM   #26 
  - Profit by sustaining life on the fucking planet.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:13 AM   #27 
     - That's a pretty radical concept, yet untried.  The_Casual_Observer   Jul-14-06 01:14 AM   #29 
     - There is an interesting little book called Bola Bola, ever read it?  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:19 AM   #31 
        - Thanks for the tip. I could use some uplifting material for a change.  The_Casual_Observer   Jul-14-06 02:05 AM   #42 
           - It's a quick read, hope you enjoy it.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:12 AM   #45 
     - I shouldn't laugh, but you make me laugh...you're right  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 01:19 AM   #32 
  - Who says they expect anything different?  NoMoreMyths   Jul-14-06 01:25 AM   #36 
  - Who's Jared Diamond, and what did he say about ag?  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 01:31 AM   #38 
  - The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race  NoMoreMyths   Jul-14-06 01:58 AM   #41 
     - So what are you saying? We should dumb up in order to return  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:20 AM   #50 
        - I'm saying we're going to keep doing what we've been doing  NoMoreMyths   Jul-14-06 07:06 AM   #72 
  - In terms of a Global Constitution....let me think...  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 01:53 AM   #39 
  - Problems  jerry611   Jul-14-06 02:07 AM   #43 
  - Another antagonist who offers nothing but knows how to criticize.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:13 AM   #47 
  - My personal favorite saying is:  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:19 AM   #49 
  - Well I'm not going for that, because that would mean that there  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:25 AM   #51 
     - Money is the motivating factor  jerry611   Jul-14-06 02:31 AM   #53 
     - Not true. I love my job and I love to go do it.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:42 AM   #55 
        - I was reading a poll a few months back...  jerry611   Jul-14-06 02:45 AM   #56 
           - I have a fantastic boss. I does make a difference. I don't know  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:56 AM   #63 
     - the saying pertains to  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:40 AM   #54 
        - well I do expect things. I expect results from my work, I expect  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:46 AM   #57 
           - I expect those things to (the respect thing, I believe is earned though)  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:51 AM   #60 
              - This is kind of fluffy to me. Renumeration is issued for the  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:55 AM   #62 
                 - lol, not if you work on commission...you may do all of this and  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:59 AM   #65 
                    - You didn't need to tell me you were commissioned. I knew that.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 03:03 AM   #67 
                       - actually been off for a few years...may go back  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 03:05 AM   #68 
                          - Ahhhh I remember that first grade. A turning point in life.  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 03:11 AM   #70 
  - I see more questions than criticism  rman   Jul-14-06 07:13 AM   #73 
  - Well, we women didn't get the right to vote overnight either  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:15 AM   #48 
  - Yes it is. Hope is a good place, and I keep going there, because  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:30 AM   #52 
     - You know what, tomorrow smile at 3 people who are not  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:47 AM   #58 
        - unfortunately, that is part of my job. LOL  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 02:58 AM   #64 
           - you poor thing  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 03:08 AM   #69 
  - There's poorness, then there's starvation  sandnsea   Jul-14-06 02:49 AM   #59 
     - I agree that a lot of people act in a spirit of generosity...  hopeisaplace   Jul-14-06 02:54 AM   #61 
     - People are starving in the U.S. not on a mass scale like South  lonestarnot   Jul-14-06 03:02 AM   #66 
  - Nice, but there's a quicker solution  Voltaire99   Jul-14-06 04:17 AM   #71 
  - Why not just have the army attack our colleges?  Lilith Velkor   Jul-14-06 08:19 AM   #74 
  - If any world leaders want to fight, get THEM in a boxing ring  Terran1212   Jul-14-06 10:37 AM   #76 
 

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