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new green facts i learned this morning

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on bloombereg tv this morning i learned that cell phones, text messages and emails add 2% of the worlds carbon emissions each year. also learned that polyester is made of coal and oil products. i learned that every jet that flies 7 hours adds more carbon to the world than 10 U.S. house holds do in a years time. i have been told that we all need to go green so how many of you have given up your cell phone, or do not fly any more or only wear natural products in your clothing? it is a good thing that we have to get rid of sheep and cows as they give off gas as i hate wearing wool and leather.  so i thought you might like to know these facts and if any of your friends want to go green and travel sail boats are fun!!!

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In an ideal world I'd much rather travel by train or boat, but time and cost rule them out on a practical level.  So when anti-gravity space travel becomes a thing perhaps then Ill make the switch but Im not going to hold my breath.  If anyone doubts the possibility of antigravity travel then a book by 'Nick Cook: The Hunt for Zero Point' will make fascinating reading.

 

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5 hours ago, universalcurrency said:

In an ideal world I'd much rather travel by train or boat, but time and cost rule them out on a practical level.  So when anti-gravity space travel becomes a thing perhaps then Ill make the switch but Im not going to hold my breath.  If anyone doubts the possibility of antigravity travel then a book by 'Nick Cook: The Hunt for Zero Point' will make fascinating reading.

 

i wish i could travel by train but the nearest train station is over 400 miles away from me.

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18 hours ago, blindguy said:

on bloombereg tv this morning i learned that cell phones, text messages and emails add 2% of the worlds carbon emissions each year. also learned that polyester is made of coal and oil products. i learned that every jet that flies 7 hours adds more carbon to the world than 10 U.S. house holds do in a years time. i have been told that we all need to go green so how many of you have given up your cell phone, or do not fly any more or only wear natural products in your clothing? it is a good thing that we have to get rid of sheep and cows as they give off gas as i hate wearing wool and leather.  so i thought you might like to know these facts and if any of your friends want to go green and travel sail boats are fun!!!

 

You do know that wool is not only a natural product but it is also an animal friendly product right ?  Don't belive me just Google what the ****wits from PETA dragged up when they insisted the town Wool in England change it's name because they claimed a town being named Wool promotes both animal cruelity and exploitation - I'm not joking here be prepared to wet yourself with laughter.  Do you know what happens to sheep that do not get sheared, the end up dying a very slow and painful death due to the build up of wool, they will either overheat to the point of death when it's warm, or get entangled in their own wool to the point where they can't move and generally fall over and die from anything from dehydration, hunger or even being eaten alive - which generally starts with their eyes before moving on to their stomachs, by birds such as crows, and again this is an extremely slow and painful way to die, the sheep is alive and concious while the birds and other animals slowly eat away at it, they don't die until they either bleed out, or vital organs are damaged beyond the point that they function enough to keep the animal alive.  And it does not take long for a sheep to become over burdened with it's own wool, depending on the breed of sheep it can be as little as one or two seasons - years, sheep have an average lifespan of between 10 to 15 years.

As for giving up leather, hell no, not until you can come up with an alternative that does not require fossil fuels to be made - that rules out around 90% of the synthetic substitutes, the manufacturing or the replacement is less harmful for the environment than leather - again there goes most of the synthetic substitutes, and the replacement is both as long lasting, hard wearing, adaptable - can be worn in all climates, comfortable, and affordable as leather - there's no point if only the rich can afford the leather substitute and not the average Joe, remember the average Joe out number the rich by over 10,000 to 1.  And good luck in finding a fossil fuel, animal product free replacement for the soles, even the Dr Martens range of ''vegan'' footwear uses fossil fuels in their Goodyear welted air-cushioned soles - so they are technically not vegan, they meet the minimum requirements to be classed as vegan.

Giving up meat? Don't make me laugh, humans have evolved to be omnivores - eat both meat and vegetables, hence the reason why we have canines, incisors, and our digestive system.  There are almost no true vegetarians in nature, monkeys are known and have even been captured on film hunting for meat, hippos have also been captured on film eating meat.  Specialisation or over specialisation especially in diet requirements in nature is a sure way for a species to put itself on the fast tract to extinction, adaptability helps ensure a species survival, that's why humans are at the top of the food chain, we specialise in adaptability, being able to adapt to changes in both environmnt and diet.

Though I'd love to cut back on the number of flights I take a month, or even give up flying all together, I hate flying, I'm actually scared of flying which is funny if you had any idea how many times I've flown in the last six months yet alone my life - I even got my ''jump wings'' when I did national service though I admit I had to be kicked out the plane on my first jump, I'd much rather travel by sea.  But in my line of work keeping tour dates and schedules both nationally and internationally would be impossible, even playing a gig Friday night in Cardiff and a gig Saturday night in London would be next to impossible if I didn't fly, even with 2 weeks ''break'' between a last leg of a tour of America and the first gig of the European leg of a tour would be impossible without flying.

It's all well and good saying we need to give up on this, cut back on that, and I'm all for it, but it won't happen until real viable alternatives are available, and not just for the rich, it has to be affordable and just as importantly available to the masses.

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3 hours ago, Seth said:

 

You do know that wool is not only a natural product but it is also an animal friendly product right ?  Don't belive me just Google what the ****wits from PETA dragged up when they insisted the town Wool in England change it's name because they claimed a town being named Wool promotes both animal cruelity and exploitation - I'm not joking here be prepared to wet yourself with laughter.  Do you know what happens to sheep that do not get sheared, the end up dying a very slow and painful death due to the build up of wool, they will either overheat to the point of death when it's warm, or get entangled in their own wool to the point where they can't move and generally fall over and die from anything from dehydration, hunger or even being eaten alive - which generally starts with their eyes before moving on to their stomachs, by birds such as crows, and again this is an extremely slow and painful way to die, the sheep is alive and concious while the birds and other animals slowly eat away at it, they don't die until they either bleed out, or vital organs are damaged beyond the point that they function enough to keep the animal alive.  And it does not take long for a sheep to become over burdened with it's own wool, depending on the breed of sheep it can be as little as one or two seasons - years, sheep have an average lifespan of between 10 to 15 years.

As for giving up leather, hell no, not until you can come up with an alternative that does not require fossil fuels to be made - that rules out around 90% of the synthetic substitutes, the manufacturing or the replacement is less harmful for the environment than leather - again there goes most of the synthetic substitutes, and the replacement is both as long lasting, hard wearing, adaptable - can be worn in all climates, comfortable, and affordable as leather - there's no point if only the rich can afford the leather substitute and not the average Joe, remember the average Joe out number the rich by over 10,000 to 1.  And good luck in finding a fossil fuel, animal product free replacement for the soles, even the Dr Martens range of ''vegan'' footwear uses fossil fuels in their Goodyear welted air-cushioned soles - so they are technically not vegan, they meet the minimum requirements to be classed as vegan.

Giving up meat? Don't make me laugh, humans have evolved to be omnivores - eat both meat and vegetables, hence the reason why we have canines, incisors, and our digestive system.  There are almost no true vegetarians in nature, monkeys are known and have even been captured on film hunting for meat, hippos have also been captured on film eating meat.  Specialisation or over specialisation especially in diet requirements in nature is a sure way for a species to put itself on the fast tract to extinction, adaptability helps ensure a species survival, that's why humans are at the top of the food chain, we specialise in adaptability, being able to adapt to changes in both environmnt and diet.

Though I'd love to cut back on the number of flights I take a month, or even give up flying all together, I hate flying, I'm actually scared of flying which is funny if you had any idea how many times I've flown in the last six months yet alone my life - I even got my ''jump wings'' when I did national service though I admit I had to be kicked out the plane on my first jump, I'd much rather travel by sea.  But in my line of work keeping tour dates and schedules both nationally and internationally would be impossible, even playing a gig Friday night in Cardiff and a gig Saturday night in London would be next to impossible if I didn't fly, even with 2 weeks ''break'' between a last leg of a tour of America and the first gig of the European leg of a tour would be impossible without flying.

It's all well and good saying we need to give up on this, cut back on that, and I'm all for it, but it won't happen until real viable alternatives are available, and not just for the rich, it has to be affordable and just as importantly available to the masses.

very well said!!! i live in beef country and get mad when these green nuts come from the city and try to tell us how to live and what we can eat. i eat steak and even had a fur coat made for my wife and myself. mine is a ww2 bomber jacket made from otter i trapped myself. i really liked your letter and wanted you to know.  jim

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