Money talks, Nature walks

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Money talks, Nature walks

Post by MichaelXY » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:55 am

I live in San Diego, and nearby is the town Lajolla. Lajolla is comprised of the more well to do citizens of SD. Anyways, there is a beach in LaJolla called Kids Beach, or something like that.
Some time ago the beach was designated as a place for kids to play and swim. A kid beach for the rich kids.
Over the years, seals have taken the beach, and they use it as a safe haven.
Now the people of LaJolla want the beach back for the kids. This beach has been a sanctuary for the seals for many years. In fact, this beach has provided a place of learning for children all around as they can see the seal in a natural environment. All this will now change, as the city has been ordered to dredge the beach and clear the seals.
Money seems to talk, and nature walks. This really bugs me

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Post by alextemplet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:37 am

Yeah, cash is king. Sad but true.
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Post by Lucanus cervus » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:53 pm

True, you see these kind of things everywhere, and it's never going to stop whatever warning the best scientists make, the economy has to go first. Actually I'm ashamed to be a human.

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Post by mcar » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:55 pm

Money could move any--good or bad, that's a human nature.
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Post by alextemplet » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:16 pm

Perhaps we should try to find a way to make it profitable to save the environment.
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Post by mith » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:59 pm

alextemplet wrote:Perhaps we should try to find a way to make it profitable to save the environment.


Reminds me of this story about how this company manager was giving a bonus to whoever finds bugs in a program, problem is his own employees were making the program.

Should we be employing the morally unscrupulous corporations that polluted in the first place to right their own wrongs?
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Post by alextemplet » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:19 am

Maybe we're all doomed anyway to have epitaphs that will read, "Died of greed."
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Post by AstusAleator » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:47 am

Your post got me thinking about epitaphs so I googled some and found this gem:

On a spinster postmistress in a North Carolina cemetery:

Returned--Unopened


LMAO!!
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Post by AstusAleator » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:05 am

And this one!

On a hypochondriac's grave:

See. I told you

I was SICK!
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