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Yeah that whole "Wing-thing" is getting pretty confusing in the UK right now. A Labour MP ("left wing"?) wanted to abolish Inheritance tax this weekend (good idea, rich people use trust funds & charities to avoid paying it). They are also talking about "managing immigration" and chose to invade Iraq. This week the shiney new Conservative ("right wing"?)Leader, David Cameron forced constituencies to draw up shortlists with at least 2 women candidates in a list of 4. They are also talking about not lowering taxes in order to maintain services. The Liberals ("centre"/"more left-wing than Labour"?) recently announced they would lower taxes, having previously campaigned on bringing in a 50% top income tax rate (not including the additional National Insurance tax). We live in a topsy turvey country at the moment. [Although, if you assume that they are all lying, it kind of makes sense again...funny how that works.]Fondueset said:I think up there in Canadia y'all have a different definition of right wing
What I am doing is not buying crap. I don't use fabric conditioners, air fresheners, hair sprays or any of the other things that advertising companies make us think we need, but we can manage perfectly well without. There are whole shops full of plastic junk such as ornaments and giftware which will probably all end up in the bin in a few months. Apart from the health benefits of less exposure to chemicals, this must be a considerable saving of CO2 emissions, plastic packaging and chemical pollution.flyboy748 said:Pete's (Laminar) comments about not buying crap is right on!
So, in conclusion to an overly long post, tell me what you're doing to make the world a better place! You'll more than likely inspire someone else. Attacking others for what they're doing or not doing however, is almost entirely counter-productive. It usually only entrenches their beliefs.
I, for one, don't use air-conditioning, and I try to minimise my use of plastic bags. Tiny actions really. Do they make a difference? Maybe a little.
Jon said:I didn't want to drag up an old thread, that just wouldn't die, but it seemed like the best place to post.
Here's a shot of my new "ride". I've been using it to drag the kids around to go back and forth to preschool/work. I just got it so I haven't gotten a chance to grocery shopping on it just yet, but that's next on the agenda. I should also be able to hit the local lakes with it as it fits my monofin. :inlove