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Re: Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape


guy i work with says we missed a golden opportunity. should've taken a truckload of duct tape to new york and sold it on street corners.


At 07:08 PM 2/14/03 -0800, you wrote:
Perhaps your local duct tape magnate is having a field day.  I'm sure the
petroleum nazis are doing well, gas is 1.87/gal here, and plastic is made
from petroleum.  Maybe I could get a job just stacking their money.  Rich in
Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape


> i don't know, rich. at least with the paper drives we were putting all the
> trash in one place and tiring our kids out--both good outcomes. i can't
> think of any redeeming feature of the plastic/duct tape suggestion except
a
> brief snicker.
>
>
> At 09:13 AM 2/14/03 -0800, you wrote:
> >I kind of equate the plastic/duct tape mess with paper drives in the
past.
> >I think if we are busy enough doning something that is time consuming and
> >just downright stupid we won't be able to focus on any real problems.
Rich
> >in Z-5
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:11 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape
> >
> >
> > > Well - and I'll probably offend the other half of the list, David,
> > > but, being a cynical old bod, who also lives 20 miles as the crow
> > > flies from the main source of natural gas in the US (i.e. the White
> > > House/Capitol Hill), IMO all this scare tactic stuff is designed to
> > > move people into support of policies that are, at best, dubious, and
> > > which have zero support in the rest of the civilized world.
> > >
> > > Terrorism exists.  The rest of the world has lived with it in some
> > > form or another since W.W.II (or for centuries; even since the
> > > beginning of recorded civilization).  We have been sheltered in the
> > > US.  I have no doubt that some other attempts at terrorism will take
> > > place in this country at some time, despite the Gestapo-like laws
> > > that are being attached as riders to assorted budget bills (they'd
> > > never survive open floor debate).
> > >
> > > However, this country has a huge land mass.  Even the most organized
> > > and highly financed terrorist group on the planet could not hit
> > > everywhere in the entire country at one time....so why put the entire
> > > population in panic mode - out buying stuff they have no clue how to
> > > use effectively against some unknown foe who is possibly going to do
> > > something unknown at an unknown time and place. Maybe it is a subtle
> > > and twisted way to improve the economy:-)
> > >
> > > Even if some group slips past our numerous and costly assorted
> > > government agencies in charge of security, their goal would be high
> > > numbers and those are only found in major urban areas, so anybody in
> > > a small town upwind of a major city has more chance of getting hit by
> > > a car crossing the street than suffering from a terrorist attack.  In
> > > fact, even those of us living in areas that present lovely targets
> > > need to simply get on with life and worry about what we need to worry
> > > about, which does not include going into panic mode about terrorist
> > > attacks.  Remember the story about Chicken Little...
> > >
> > > Don't get me started on what is happening to our environmental
> > > protection policies...that really WILL offend the remainder of the
> > > list:-)
> > >
> > > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > > mtalt@hort.net
> > > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
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> > > ----------
> > > > From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> > > >
> > > > Here, here Marge!  Is this unbelievable or what?  I had to stop
> > > digging
> > > > my bomb shelter to add my two cents.  Not to get too heavily into
> > > > politics and at the risk of offending half the list but  I CAN'T
> > > BELIEVE
> > > > HIS POPULARITY KEEPS GOING UP!  He's reversing all of the
> > > environmental
> > > > protections since the 70's and his off again on again war talk is
> > > > destroying our retirement plans.  Frankly, if you ask me the bigger
> > > > threat is across the Pacific not the Arabian Sea...of course,
> > > nobody
> > > > asked me!
> > >
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