Friday, October 12, 2007

environmentally insane

"We can spend our lives saving the rainforests, the whales, and the whole environment, but if we don’t do everything it takes to save our kids, no one will be left to enjoy all that we have saved. "
That sign is perfect. Have a close look.
Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. From what I heard he was up against some stiff competition. One of the people he squared off against was some lady that helped save 2,500 children from being eliminated by the Nazis.
Here's a tidbit about her:

A class project by four high-school girls from Kansas has spurred a grassroots movement to nominate for a Nobel Peace Prize a woman who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis — a move endorsed last week by the deputy prime minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

A Polish social worker, Irena Sendler, who turns 97 next month, smuggled children out of the Warsaw ghetto and refused to disclose their whereabouts even after being tortured. Gestapo officers crunched her legs in a vice and smashed her bones with hammers...
Well now, that's great and all but look at Al Gore. There from his private jet soaring through the skies just under the speed of sound, he's telling us how desperately we need to have our Yugos fixed to reduce emissions. Hammers to the legs don't come close to having to deal with jet lag.
That's pretty much all that needs to be said.
I did take the liberty of looking at a few of our society's other tragic needs through the eyes of folks who believe the Nobel Peace Prize should have gone to Mr. Gore. Maybe you'll agree that this is a better way of looking at things we have no intention of fixing anyway.
Now if we could just figure out a way to reduce lead emissions from automatic rifles we wouldn’t have to worry about the survivors of school shootings being needlessly exposed to lead poisoning.

Not until the creation of environmentally friendly nuclear weapons will we reduce the potentially disastrous after effects of a terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan.

Our environment would benefit if we could get all rapists to simply use biodegradable condoms. After all one in three girls sexually assaulted before the age of 18 could potentially create alot of choking hazards for birds.
I wonder if the Roman Empire was so into recycling right before the fall?