On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 06:21:12 -0700, Harry K wrote:
The standard answer on "good" grass here is "It will come back". In fact,
there will be a herbicide line where the grass that has been sprayed
browns up earlier ... and after x number of applications, it's overtaken
by "bad" grass.
that's a good question. living outside the city limit sign and
paying only one tax to a county certainly frees suburbanites from
some of the restrictions placed on city people. but then on the
other hand most suburbs make a considerable contribution to light
pollution and the wasting of energy with their use of street lights.
their restrictive covenants governing their choices with regard to
what they can and can't do on their 1/8 of an acre lots certainly
brings to thought those same restrictive regulations imposed on
people making the choice for city life. then there's that no privacy
clause accompanying the life of the dweller who resides in a row house
on an 1/8 of an acre lot. technically they have escaped the city only
to create for themselves another form of a highly restrictive way of
existing. so then in conclusion and after consideration for your
question I'd say suburbanites are not the essences of what I consider
to be country folks. in closing I would add how I have met several
suburbanites who have trash bags in their cars and trucks.
no action always equals no action. or as another put if, for every
action there is an equal and opposite opposing reaction. however,
I do full well understand time constraints for the individual and how
we do not always have the time required to act on every issue.
I was thinking more in terms of how you think the people are different,
rather than living conditions. But, I do have some counter-examples.
First, the system of taxation depends on the jurisdiction(s). PA
authorizes some optional taxes for school districts and municipalities.
There are more separate taxes here (rural) than there are in some PA
There are more pole lights/household here than there were street
lights/household in the residential city neighborhood where I lived.
Cities operate 24 hours a day and street lights are a lot more practical
than individuals using flashlights ... or driving rather than walking.
From the environmental pov, consider disposing of all the used up
batteries in landfills. <g>
Don't agree with "no privacy" in a city. If you measure privacy as
proximity, there are detached city houses on lots larger than 1/8 acre.
Also, city lots are likely to be fenced, which eliminates most of the
dogs/kids conflicts. As for noise, old row houses with double brick
(through the roof) common walls and real plaster don't transmit that much
I never though of living in a city as "restrictive". Restricted from
doing what? My preference now is to live where I do, but I wouldn't have
missed (some of) my experiences living in cities either. People restrict
themselves by prejudging and not being open to new experiences.
My "nothing would change" wasn't theoretical. I know because I've tried.
However, I should have written that there would be no "positive change".
I've already posted about the process on m.r, so won't go through it again.
considering the process of you and I disagreeing to disagree
previously on m.r with regard to city in contrast to rural
then there's no time like the present to not engage in the
futility of a continuation of more disagreeing to disagree.
unless of course we are only seeking to create a coarse manner
of conversation between the two of us. <g>
btw - when the good grass is killed it is usually and most
always replaced by a grass of an undesirable quality. that
is, if nature is left to its own design.
if nature is left to [its] or if nature is left to [it's] ???
it's : it is : it has
its : of or relating to it or itself esp. as possessor, agent,
or object of an action <going to its kennel> <a child proud of
its first drawings> <its final enactment into law>
as you may recall, in m.r earlier this very week there was a
thread discussing how people often claim how their misuse of
certain words was simply a typo.
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