Well, tomorrow is Earth day, what does that mean? Well for the ladies, you can put down your shaver, unless you're from Berkeley which means it's still sealed; for the doods, you can grow out your pubes too, or engage in penis puppetry. Anyway, I will celebrate Earth day tomorrow by only buying environmental stocks like Schlumberger, Halliburton, Diamond Offshore, and Freeport Mining. My energy stocks have picked up enough this year to fund my suddenly manifest obsession of crotchless underwear, ask climb_ca, he knows my pain. Vividly. Honestly, I could care less about earth day, but for those who do, here's a nifty little blog to assist you on your way to a gluten free, non-hormone, cruelty free existence. Note, I didn't dangle the preposition on the last sentence, -10.
Have you heard of precycling before? I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of this term until a few weeks ago. Basically, precycling means reducing waste by avoiding purchasing items that will generate more waste.
Recycling is still something we should all do, as it helps reduce the amount of trash going int our landfills, but you should note that it requires a lot of energy to transport items, break them down and re-manufacture them.
Precycling is a way to stop waste before it even happens, allowing us to avoid the amount of stuff that gets sent to recycling centers and into landfills to begin with.
Wow, talk about dominos falling. Looks like we picked a good week to give up plastic. It started with the news that Canada was moving toward declaring Bisphenol A (BPA), used to make everything from baby bottles to water bottles, a dangerous subtance. And the wheels just came off the BPA truck from there, with the news today that Wal-Mart would stop selling BPA bottles in its stores and that Nalgene, perhaps the king of the clear water bottle, would also discontinue use. Pretty big news. Hang on to those bottles though, they'll be collector's items soon. Plus they make could pee bottles because you can see the color of what's inside. Or, you can always make a bong out of your old clear Nalgene so they live on making people happy into eternity. Rest in peace clear Nalgene water bottle. Thanks for the memories. Thanks for the colon cancer. Via WSJ. Thanks Dougie.
The Chinese Government, fearing even more bad press over the Everest
debacle, decided to take matters into their own hands yesterday. They
hired Russell "I'll Do Anything For A Buck" Brice to lead an expedition up the mountain loaded with nitro to blow 20 meters off the top after the Chinese had successfully reached it with their flaming billy club. Said the Chinese Communist Party official, "Sun Tzu once said, you mess with the bull you get the horns, and we are proud to once again prove him right. Next time you'll think twice about whining when we put the beat down on Tibetans. Beat down, yes? This is the right word? How you say it in your country? Mission accomplished." Russell Brice, asked how he felt destroying such a sacred mountain and the source of his livelihood had this to say, "Ahh piss off you wanker!"
Wow, the Canadians are really on a roll here. First they buy Cannondale, now Specialized. O.K. so technically General Motors isn't a Canadian company, but it's close enough to the border to qualify from where we sit here in California. Plus, if the dollar continues its free fall and Canadians continue their buying spree here in the U.S., why not buy GM? But enough economic analysis. Lets talk about why GM wants to buy Specialized? Two reasons: p.r. or they want to shut it down to eliminate the competition. Nefarious bastards that they are. Remember they killed the subways, so they can't be trusted. Sound far fetched? Wait and see gentle readers. In the mean time, look for other clues for their rationale. The P.R. stunt angle seems viable:
"In light of global concerns about climate change, GM has been at the forefront in developing new transportation choices that limit our impact on the environment," said Flora Lopi, GM's vice president, Environment, Energy and Safety Policy.