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How Pitiful Our Society Truly Is Today

 
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator/elevator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Pass this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.
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very good post and 100% accurate.
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I'll take doing all that any day! Fuck my generation.. lazy fucks.
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Hey Xerces,


You sound like a really great person. Great story!
Edit:
Damn treehuggers started this whole plastic movement, you can thank them. Instead of ueing a great reneuable resorce like wood, they want lastic instead. Spotted owl my ass!!

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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator/elevator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Pass this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.
 Quoting: Xerces


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Kirk Matson
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7612364



Did OP try to plagiarize this????? I see someone shorten the OP with an edit!
Tsk tsk tsk. And here I thought OP was the man of my dreams.


By the way, where the HELL is Vanuatu?
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces


Back then, you allowed them to put in the nuclear plants, even though Einstein had warned us that man's us of the atom is most likely going to end all humanity.

Case closed.
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces


Back then, you allowed them to put in the nuclear plants, even though Einstein had warned us that man's splitting of the atom is most likely going to end all humanity.

Case closed.
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oops, typo - corrected above.
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces


We had paper bags, not plastic, they disintegrated in no time.
Plastic bags only really started in the eighties.

The grocery I use still issues paper bags.
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces


Yes the clerk is a pathetic wretch who probebly couldnt hold a candle to the old gal she was rounding on.
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Yes from someone who will go home and commit suicide via plastic store bag.
I am not a anonymous coward.
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yeah fuck that green thing

those hippies can go drive off a cliff

"save the planet" form what? Ill do whatever the fuck I want to
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I feel so sorry for this generation.They are the result of severe brainwashing by today's music,tv shows,video games,drugs and whatever the hell they are being taught in school,not to mention those freaking chemtrails.Oh i forget those poisonous vaccinations.Fuck the dark cabals.Those sick sadistic fucks.
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That kid would have gotten either punched in the mouth or cussed out had I been there... Not sure which.
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I would have shit on his counter
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We live in a throw-away society with the false illusion/impression that we're Eco-conscious. Nothing is built to last anymore therefore, everything gets tossed in the trash. Even relationships.

I am 53 years old. We fixed just about everything when I was growing up which also insured a strong job market.

When our television sets or rotary phones broke (which they hardly ever did) a technician would come out and repaired them.

When a doll or toy broke, it got fixed. Things lasted longer because they were built better grant it but, things had more value to us despite knowing the logistics.

Now things are so cheap it's 'easier' and more cost effective to just replace tings than to repair.

So, so much for 'going Green'.

We recycled and reused everything (from Wise potato chip cans to Ronson lighters) without realizing we were doing it. There wasn't a choice and yet no one complained.

Not sure if every generation feels this but for me, I grew up in the last best decade on this planet.

In the 70's I was free to do most anything (even ride a bicycle without a helmet) and my parents felt safe in my judgement and surroundings. I'd stop home after school, go out and 'play'---- come back at 5PM for dinner and then not be seen again until night fall.
I only remember one overweight kid in my entire school (who by today's standards would be the average child in school).

And I was respectful to authority too because they EARNED and were truly out for my best interest. Nothing like today!

So it's not all your fault kids. Times have changed and by my calculation and comparison, I don't see anything better in today's world. Not one thing.

Oh one more thing....hardly anyone I remember was ever sick!


Great thread OP!
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Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time. Planned obsolescence has potential benefits for a producer because to obtain continuing use of the product the consumer is under pressure to purchase again, whether from the same manufacturer (a replacement part or a newer model), or from a competitor which might also rely on planned obsolescence.


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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator/elevator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Pass this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.
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Kirk Matson
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Thanks for that...this was an email I received and had no idea who wrote it.
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Local honey won't clear up allergies, but it can lessen the symptoms at least... Plus, it's better than honey that came from God only knows where...
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Hah, I read the store bought honey packaging. It's a concauction of South America and states all over america. No thanks.
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You bascially have to go to a farmers market to get the good stuff.
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And they are beginning to regulate the shit out of local farmers markets too. Soon you won't be able to get fresh locally grown produce because the farmer didn't have a dept. of agriculture inspector watching plant and pick the shit.And then the tax mans wants to see all the sales receipts....etc...

irst they came for the lemonade stands, but I wasn't selling lemonade.etc
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces





Sounds like some little clerky needed a fat lip to go along with that attitude.



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ahhhhhh! I am from that generation too. Miss it so much.
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Ditto ^^^

Edit: I miss glass bottles so much. Soda tasted like real soda and the bubbles were strong. Milk tasted better, clothes dried outside smelled divine. I wish plastic was never invented.
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I personally try to cut back on trash and recycle when I can but I detest other types of people-- fats and gays mostly.
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ahhhhhh! I am from that generation too. Miss it so much.
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Ditto ^^^

Edit: I miss glass bottles so much. Soda tasted like real soda and the bubbles were strong. Milk tasted better, clothes dried outside smelled divine. I wish plastic was never invented.
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I could live in the 50s, Send me to Beverly Hills California, 1950s, Id be in Heaven.
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Why BH?
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Forgot to mention that we buy local raw milk, straight from the cow! Not this pasteurized hormone fed cattle commercial garbage.

Real milk has CREAM. You let it sit in the fridge and it separates and sits on top of the milk, which you can use for butter, yogurt, cheese, etc. The plus...real milk doesn't "spoil".

We bought some mason jars from the local market and made homemade sauerkraut, and it is amazing.
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Watch what you say about raw milk. They will come pick you up for buying and selling that stuff. Ask the Amish. lol
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That's like a family out here was doing. They would have people come over with their cows and would butcher them for sausage, steak, burger, <insert cut of meat here> for cheap. People started talking about where to get it done and the government came shoving their nose into the business and shut them down after two years of doing it.
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Should have told em to go fuck themselves. I would. People need to start having the balls to say no. Things won't change if we don't.
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Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

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I agree with the cashier.
The so called "greatest generation" were in actuality just brainwashed consumers who lacked critical thinking skills and concern for anything but themselves.

They were the ones who paved the way for the pollution, the tainted vaccines, the shitty public education, the federal tyranny, etc.

Now we, my generation, is stuck having to fix a whole multitude of problems created by the gullibility, stupidity, and ignorance of the prior two or three generations.

At least now we care enough to want to do something to help our planet, even if it makes only a small difference.
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This whole issue of boomers vs. Gen Y, X, whatever - I'm on the fence . . .

As a boomer, I'm fed up with people blaming boomers for everything that's wrong in the entire world.

But I also know very well how the two most recent generations are so entitled and know little other than pushing buttons.

I'd still take the boomer generation over these young ones because they (young) have NO idea what it means to really value and appreciate things - too many are too used to "having" and will sadly never understand the thrill of simple pleasures we had "back when".

On a side note, I highly disagree that boomers should be grouped into a 20 year period - if I'm correct, they officially consider anyone born between 1946 and 1966 to be a boomer, but I think that should be only a 10 year period of '46 to '56.
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Local honey won't clear up allergies, but it can lessen the symptoms at least... Plus, it's better than honey that came from God only knows where...
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Hah, I read the store bought honey packaging. It's a concauction of South America and states all over america. No thanks.
 Quoting: Xerces


You bascially have to go to a farmers market to get the good stuff.
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And they are beginning to regulate the shit out of local farmers markets too. Soon you won't be able to get fresh locally grown produce because the farmer didn't have a dept. of agriculture inspector watching plant and pick the shit.And then the tax mans wants to see all the sales receipts....etc...

first they came for the lemonade stands, but I wasn't selling lemonade.etc
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Yea, it's really pathetic. They have been in the process of slowing genetically modifying seeds and making possession of non-gmo seeds illegal for certain plants.

I’m beginning to think that there’s a nation-wide government conspiracy against either lemonade or children, because these lemonade stand shutdowns seem to be getting more and more common. If you set up a stand for your kids, just be prepared for a visit from the cops.

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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
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I agree with the cashier.
The so called "greatest generation" were in actuality just brainwashed consumers who lacked critical thinking skills and concern for anything but themselves.

They were the ones who paved the way for the pollution, the tainted vaccines, the shitty public education, the federal tyranny, etc.

Now we, my generation, is stuck having to fix a whole multitude of problems created by the gullibility, stupidity, and ignorance of the prior two or three generations.

At least now we care enough to want to do something to help our planet, even if it makes only a small difference.
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What generation are you considering the "greatest"?

Some have used that label to apply to several different ones - imo, there is NO "greatest" generation - they've all screwed up big time.
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Kids these days have no respect for elders (not all, but damn there is a lot of them). Meanwhile all of them have i-phones, i-cars, i-pads, i-pods, i-me,myself,i. They are so selfish and think their chit doesn't stink. Teachers tell them they can do whatever they want and not get punished for it. It's sad really what Liberals have done to this country. The U.N., greenie weenies, and self interests are killing our society. Not to mention the lack of people skills due to the technology. It's sad really. I think technology will be the end of civilization.
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+1 I have been saying this to my husband and parents for a few years now...
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some tardos need to read the jungle

other tardos need to look up earl butts and his go big or go home push on agriculture

other tardos need to ask why a 500 mpg car was built in 1959 and never saw the light of day let alone production

course most of you tardos were programmed by john talyor gatto and his minions so lack any critical thinking skills

or operation paperclip and its offspring

or operation mockingbird vis a vis media programming

or just keep your double thick bi focals with viewscreens of rosy tinted bullshit and stupid
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True Story:

A local man from this area was sold a V8 Buick in the 50s-60s that got 40MPG. It was a prototype and not meant to be sold, but somehow slipped into the production line.

The man drove to the gas station and bragged to the mechanics about getting 40MPG. They laughed and didn't believe him. He topped up the tank and drove around the highway for 40MPG and told them how many gallons his gas tank held. They calculated up the numbers and he was getting 40MPG.

Short after that two men in suits arrived at the gas station looking for so and so. The men said they didn't know who they were talking about. A few days later the man drove to the gas station again and the clerk told him men in suits were looking for him.

A few weeks later the men in suits arrived again and got the man's address. The clerk said he didn't know where it was at (he knew the man and where he lived) and left them to find the man. They eventually found him and demanded back the prototype car they sold him. He refused on several occasions showing them the sales contract.

Finally after many attempts they made a settlement. The man gave the car back to them on the condition that he would get a new car every year for the rest of his life...and that when he died his wife would continue to get them as well until her death. The agreement was made and signed in writing. The man passed away about 10 years ago and had a brand new car/truck every year of his choosing. He would go to the dealership, pick the one he wanted and drove it home...free.
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Shows you the length they will go to get what they want. Don't know what's worse them, or those that cave to them.
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Forgot to mention that we buy local raw milk, straight from the cow! Not this pasteurized hormone fed cattle commercial garbage.

Real milk has CREAM. You let it sit in the fridge and it separates and sits on top of the milk, which you can use for butter, yogurt, cheese, etc. The plus...real milk doesn't "spoil".

We bought some mason jars from the local market and made homemade sauerkraut, and it is amazing.
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Watch what you say about raw milk. They will come pick you up for buying and selling that stuff. Ask the Amish. lol
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That's like a family out here was doing. They would have people come over with their cows and would butcher them for sausage, steak, burger, <insert cut of meat here> for cheap. People started talking about where to get it done and the government came shoving their nose into the business and shut them down after two years of doing it.
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Should have told em to go fuck themselves. I would. People need to start having the balls to say no. Things won't change if we don't.
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People are starting to...

This is a great commentary on Texas folks vs Big govt.

Here are some stories about the Tricounty fire in Montgomery, Grimes, and Waller County, Memorial week, 2011.



My neighbor across the road has a sister named Kenna. Memorial Day, when she saw the huge column of smoke over our homes, she left a birthday party at my neighbor’s house to meet with her friend Tara at the Baseball complex in Magnolia. She called the owner of the complex and got permission to use the warehouse there as a staging area for donations for the fire fighting effort.


They put a notice out on facebook that they were going to be taking donations on their facebook pages. That night as they were setting up tables and organizing, News 2 Houston came by and saw the activity, investigated and left with the phone numbers and a list of suggested donations.


The facebook notice propagated faster than the fire. By dawn they had 20 volunteers, bins, forklifts, and donations were pouring in. I stopped by with my pitiful little bags of nasal wash and eye wash, and was amazed. There must have been 20 trucks in the lot, offloading cases of water, pallets of Gatorade , and people lined up out the door with sacks of beef jerky, baby wipes, underwear, socks, and you name it. School buses and trailers from many counties around were there offloading supplies, students froming living chains to pass stuff into the bins for transport to the command center and staging areas. If the firefighters had requested it, it was there. What do you give the guy out there fighting the fire that might engulf your home? Anything he or she wants. Including chewing tobacco and cigarettes.


Kenna moved on to the Unified Command Post at Magnolia West High school. She looked at what the fire fighters needed, and she made calls and set it up.


Mattress Mac donated 150 beds. Two class rooms turned into barracks kept quiet and dark for rest. The CEO of HEB donated 2 semi trailers full of supplies, and sent a mobile commercial kitchen at no charge to feed all the workers, but especially our firefighters, 3 hot meals a day. An impromptu commissary was set up, anything the firefighters had requested available at no charge.


As exhausted firefighters (most of them from local VFDs with no training or experience battling wildfires) and workers came into the school after long hours of hard labor, dehydrated, hungry, covered with soot and ash, they got what they needed. They were directed through the commissary, where they got soap, eye wash and nasal spray, candy, clean socks and underwear, and then were sent off to the school locker rooms for a shower. HEB then fed them a hot meal and they got 8 hours sleep in a barracks, then another hot meal, another pass through the commissary for supplies to carry with them out to lines, including gloves, safety glasses, dust masks and snacks, and back they went.


One of the imported crew from California came into Unified Command and asked where the FEMA Powerbars and water were. He was escorted to the commissary and started through the system. He was flabbergasted. He said FEMA never did it like this. Kenna replied, ”Well, this is the way we do it in Texas.”


Fire fighting equipment needed repair? The auto shop at the High School ran 24/7 with local mechanics volunteering, students, and the firefighters fixing the equipment.


Down one side of the school, the water tankers lined up at the fire hydrants and filled with water. Down the other side there was a steady parade of gasoline tankers filling trucks, dozers, tankers, cans, chain saws, and vehicles.


Mind you, all of this was set up by 2 Moms, Kenna and Tara, with a staff of 20 simple volunteers, most of them women who had sons, daughters, husbands, and friends on the fire lines. Someone always knew someone who could get what they needed- beds, mechanics, food, space. Local people using local connections to mobilize local resources made this happen. No government aid. No Trained Expert.
At one point the fire was less than a mile from the school, and everyone but hose volunteers were evacuated. The fire was turned.
The Red Cross came in, looked at what they were doing, and quietly went away to set up a fire victim relief center nearby. They said they couldn’t do it any better.


FEMA came in and told those volunteers and Kenna that they had to leave, FEMA was here now. Kenna told them she worked for the firefighters, not them. They were obnoxious, bossy, got in the way, and criticized everything. The volunteers refused to back down and kept doing their job, and doing it well. Next FEMA said the HEB supplies and kitchen had to go, that was blatant commercialism. Kenna said they stayed. They stayed. FEMA threw a wall eyed fit about chewing tobacco and cigarettes being available in the commissary area. Kenna told them the firefighters had requested it, and it was staying. It stayed. FEMA got very nasty and kept asking what organization these volunteers belonged to- and all the volunteers told them “Our community”. FEMA didn’t like that and demanded they make up a name for themselves. One mother remarked “They got me at my boiling point!” and suddenly the group was “212 Degrees”. FEMA’s contribution? They came in the next day with red shirts embroidered with “212 Degrees”, insisting the volunteers had to be identified, never realizing it was a slap in their face. Your tax dollars at work- labeling volunteers with useless shirts and getting in the way.


The upshot? A fire that the experts from California (for whom we are so grateful there are no words) said would take 2-3 weeks to get under control was 100% contained in 8 days. There was so much equipment and supplies donated, 3 container trucks are loaded with the excess to go and set up a similar relief center for the fire fighters in Bastrop. The local relief agencies have asked people to stop bringing in donations of clothing, food, household items, and pretty much everything else because they only have 60 displaced households to care for, and there is enough to supply hundreds. Again, excess is going to be shipped to Bastrop, where there are 1500 displaced households. Wish we could send Kenna, too, but she has to go back to her regular job.

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