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  •  I have been trying to green the economy since... (9+ / 0-)

    the 70s.  After a few years, you get tired of people thinking you are a g*ddamn tree hugger and keep quiet.  Now it is "trendy" to be green, but not many can afford it.  Frustrating...

    "A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by Yo Bubba on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:07:59 PM PDT

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    •  green consumerism. (1+ / 0-)
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      Laurence Lewis

      The message is buy something.  Make sure its wrapped in green of some hue.  But Buy!

      What is needed is to buy less. And then less again.  There is simply too much stuff being made,  the vast majority of which is crap on its way to a landfill.  All so Paris Hilton can have a new gown.

      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:34:08 PM PDT

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      •  The bottom 50% has 7% of the money in the US. (2+ / 0-)
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        Nada Lemming, bryduck

        The idea that we can influence jack shit by "voting with our dollars" is laughable on its face.

        It doesn't matter if we stop buying shit.  We're a tiny fraction of the economy.

        income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

        by JesseCW on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 12:43:32 AM PDT

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