Around here they ship solid "treated" sewage waste from large cities
(LA, San Diego) out to remote (farm, ranch) areas (communities?) to be
shot out into the fields from a sort of cannon. In the Great Valley.
Like the lady says: "you're soaking in it".
I'm partial, though. I've been looking into french drains, leach lines,
and solid waste composting, knowing there's a right way and a wrong way
to do this.
It's an interesting thought... everything we have and everything we
use, and everything we use to *make* everything we have, comes from
the Earth. But when we're done using it, it's undesirable to put the
stuff back on the Earth, yet it all ends up back on the Earth anyway.
It's all very confusing.
Can't argue with that.
Or maybe I can ;-) You can only do that in a VERY limited way. And
even then it's probably more huff and puff than anything else. I could
probably go through your house and find tons of stuff that 1) are made
in or have parts made in what you might consider an undesirable
country, and 2) find tons of stuff that you really don't know where
it's been made and 3) it's made somewhere you don't approve of, but
doing without it is not something you'd "choose".
And, in fact, I did not express any indication that I support buying
local or do not support buying local, so I don't understand how or why
Mr. Barta would use his points in an argument against what I actually
Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and
coordinate. This does not insure "good" government; it simply insures that it
It would seem you are correct. I jumped to an erroneous conclusion.
A thousand apologies.
For the record, if I may ask you a pointed question, do you often and
with a clean concience buy goods that you know to be made in China?
I have a few more questions for you if you're willing...
What about goods that are "made" in a favorable country, but are
very likely to have major parts made in China? (I'm speaking of
products that may not be explicitly labeled as such, but you highly
suspect that it's at least partly made in China.)
What about goods that are made in a favorable country, but made with
tooling that was mostly made in China?
Would you shop at a store whose success is largely due to cheap
Chinese imports, even if the particular item you are purchasing
happens to be made in a favorable country?
Do you use specific criteria when determining from which countries you
will buy goods or is more of an informal "from the hip" decision?
Besides China and the US, are there any other countries you do not buy
goods from? If you have reasons, I would be interested to hear them.
I'm always interested in hearing other points of view. One of the ways
I can tell how much weight to attribute to a person's particular
stated viewpoint is how well they hold up under simple and direct
You don't hold up very well. You're entitled to your opinions of
course, but you'll understand if I consider them more bluster than
Prescrip shoes available from ONE source. I can go back to regular shoes and
not be able to walk more than 15 feet, or I can go through the entire
routine with civilian doctors at a cost of maybe $1500.
That's not a choice.
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