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Re: Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape etc- sense ofhumor

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  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape etc- sense ofhumor
  • From: "Marge Talt" mtalt@hort.net
  • Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 01:56:38 -0500

This exchange also gives one food for thought...LOL - love you guys!

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
mtalt@hort.net
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> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Fwd:  Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape etc- sense
ofhumor
> Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003 12:49 AM
> 
> This actually might fix a few problems if it actually worked- the
> environment might even get a chance to regenerate?? Who knows??
> 
> Theresa
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of David Franzman
> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 9:42 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape etc- sense
ofhumor
> 
> 
> Theresa, I am thinking there is a very Darwinian thing going on
with that.
> 
> DF
> 
> Theresa- yahoo wrote:
> 
> > Do you suppose that IF everyone sealed up their houses with
plastic and
> duct
> > tape (assuming this were possible)- then only us crazy gardeners
with too
> > many plants inside to count would be the only people to survive,
as
> everyone
> > else would run out of oxygen first??
> > : )
> > Theresa
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Marge Talt
> > Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:28 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape
> >
> > You're absolutely correct, Scottie - much more useful information
> > could be disseminated if the object were to really prepare people
for
> > an emergency.  My take is that people have no real clue what to
do in
> > any emergency, not just nebulous terrorist attacks, so they panic
and
> > go out and buy stuff to be doing something.
> >
> > I don't think you need to apologize, nor should you spend a lot
of
> > time stressing.  Until or unless we are told something specific,
> > there is nothing to fear but fear itself as Roosevelt noted.
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
> > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
> > -----------------------------------------------
> > Current Article: Wild, Wonderful Aroids Part 3 - Amorphophallus
> > http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening
> > ------------------------------------------------
> > Complete Index of Articles by Category and Date
> > http://mtalt.hort.net/article-index.html
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> > All Suite101.com garden topics :
> > http://www.suite101.com/topics.cfm/635
> >
> > ----------
> > > From: Scottie Baugh <scottieb@mindspring.com>
> > >
> > > I'd wondered about the oxygen source, too, Marge.  Some store
> > shelves here
> > > are bare of plastic and duct tape, though.  And worse, people
are
> > buying
> > > World War II surplus gas masks.  I wonder if citizens think
their
> > local
> > > governments aren't doing enough, thus the panic?  Or if people
just
> > have no
> > > idea how to protect themselves and are grasping at straws. 
Seems
> > like
> > > information on how to decontaminate your family, or how to
treat
> > victims, if
> > > only to make them comfortable, would be more useful.
> > >
> > > On the other hand, I guess the companies that manufacture duct
tape
> > and
> > > plastic, and the stores that sell it, are having and economic
> > upturn (wicked
> > > grin).  And those supplies would be useful if one's windows
were
> > blown out
> > > or the roof leaked.
> > >
> > > I'll apologize in advance; I don't mean to offend anyone, I
just
> > make jokes
> > > to relieve my own fear and stress!
> > >
> > > Scottie
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:09 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape
> > >
> > >
> > > > No, I am most definitely NOT, Scottie.  And, I am highly
annoyed
> > at
> > > > this 'sky is falling' panic buying because it's making it
> > difficult
> > > > for me to get my normal cases of spring water (to which I am
> > > > addicted).  The plastic and duct tape is ridiculous.  As was
> > pointed
> > > > out in a letter to the editor in the Wash. Post, by someone
whose
> > > > head is attached correctly...if a person did succeed in
sealing
> > their
> > > > abode enough to prevent any type of poison gas or other
airborne
> > > > contaminant, they would then be excluding oxygen and soon die
> > from
> > > > lack thereof.  Well, our sainted admin. can only cry 'wolf'
so
> > > > often......
> > > >
> > > > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > > > mtalt@hort.net
> > > > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
> > > > -----------------------------------------------
> > > > Current Article: Wild, Wonderful Aroids Part 3 -
Amorphophallus
> > > > http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening
> > > > ------------------------------------------------
> > > > Complete Index of Articles by Category and Date
> > > > http://mtalt.hort.net/article-index.html
> > > > ------------------------------------------------
> > > > All Suite101.com garden topics :
> > > > http://www.suite101.com/topics.cfm/635
> > > >
> > > > ----------
> > > > > From: Scottie Baugh <scottieb@mindspring.com>
> > > > >
> > > > > With my Kroger card at the grocery store, paid $1.49.9 for
> > > > "regular" Monday
> > > > > (2/10) in League City, TX (just south of Houston).  But
it's
> > gone
> > > > up since
> > > > > then.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm curious, is anybody buying plastic and duct tape? 
We're
> > not as
> > > > we can't
> > > > > possibly seal the boat; we already have all the other items
on
> > the
> > > > list as
> > > > > part of the permanent hurricane kit.
> > > >
> > > >
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