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Offline MH

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« Reply #1305 on: October 28, 2020, 12:29:11 pm »
That's a very good answer MH!
I think it indicates social responsibility in your case.

I pick up litter on the street too.

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« Reply #1306 on: October 28, 2020, 12:51:50 pm »
I pick up litter on the street too.

I would be surprised if you didn't. It's your contribution to society as a Canadian. Do you wonder how you can make a more significant contribution with your valued and limited time?

Strange isn't it that if you go to Mexico you'll find plastic litter along the highways to an alarming amount. I don't think that's an indication of their callous disregard for the environment. The callous disregard is on those who have made the decision to not pay a refund to recycle that plastic.

Maybe there's a reason why they can't because of monetary restraints, but I doubt it.
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« Reply #1307 on: October 28, 2020, 02:06:41 pm »
We have kids or we have more immigration. A nation populated entirely of geezers has no future.
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« Reply #1309 on: October 28, 2020, 06:34:13 pm »
Good grief.  If everybody waited for a perfect time to bring children into the world, nobody would have children, ever. 

This is COVID-19. It's not the Black Plague. It's not the Nuclear Winter. It's not the Tribulations.  In a country of 38 million people, this virus has killed 10,000, the large majority of whom were elderly and frail.  Perhaps there's a chance that MH or his family may die from the virus. There's a chance that any one of us could die in an accident.  I could get killed by falling space junk walking home from work tomorrow... but I'm going to go to work anyway. And if tragedy strikes, the world will find a way to carry on.

There's living with an appropriate level of caution due to the coronavirus, and then there's living in an irrational state of fear.

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Kids aren't dying from this virus, like, at all.  It's a non-issue.
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« Reply #1310 on: October 28, 2020, 06:37:09 pm »
I don't know if having kids is 'selfish'.  My perspective on it sure changed after I had a kid. 

But if having a kid is selfish, then working hard for someone you love is selfish and maybe everything is selfish.

But ok - there is no right answer. 

We don't have a choice here, time is up for us if we don't conceive in the next few months, that's how the process goes.

You don't have to explain yourself to anyone. 
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« Reply #1311 on: October 28, 2020, 06:42:16 pm »
Strange isn't it that if you go to Mexico you'll find plastic litter along the highways to an alarming amount. I don't think that's an indication of their callous disregard for the environment. The callous disregard is on those who have made the decision to not pay a refund to recycle that plastic.

Maybe there's a reason why they can't because of monetary restraints, but I doubt it.

No, it is disregard.  The closest nature trail near me where people go for walks and bring their dogs or whatever, people litter there all the time and leave their discarded box of Timbits or coffee cups etc.  Some people are dirty selfish a-holes who don't care about anyone or anything else but themselves.  Mexico has a lot of those, and also not the money to clean up after them.
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« Reply #1312 on: October 28, 2020, 08:04:59 pm »
I find it ironic that people wear masks out of consideration for others and yet, even before we were being mandated to wear them, they were the most common litter item around next to Timmies cups.
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« Reply #1313 on: October 28, 2020, 08:11:40 pm »
I find it ironic that people wear masks out of consideration for others and yet, even before we were being mandated to wear them, they were the most common litter item around next to Timmies cups.

I think most people wear them because they think it will protect themselves.  Or at least the ones leaving them everywhere.
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« Reply #1314 on: October 29, 2020, 12:34:02 pm »
No, it is disregard.  The closest nature trail near me where people go for walks and bring their dogs or whatever, people litter there all the time and leave their discarded box of Timbits or coffee cups etc.  Some people are dirty selfish a-holes who don't care about anyone or anything else but themselves.  Mexico has a lot of those, and also not the money to clean up after them.

Thank you for your reply. Where do you live? Where I live on Vancouver Island I can say that I've never before seen such an effort to clean up the environment. Just a couple of weeks ago some group organized a day for cleaning up our beaches of plastic. And as well, walking through the woods to a very popular waterfall park near my house, it's likely that one will see very little plastic wast carelessly thrown away.

I appreciate your opinion that with Mexicans it's disregard, but that's a somewhat loose term that requires a better explanation. I think that if all the plastic containers weren't there, their highways wouldn't look all that bad. The remedy then is refundable containers.

I dare say that if a refund was offered for water bottles in Mexico, someone could earn a wage of at least 40 bucks an hour at 5 cents a bottle. That's not possible.

You've acknowledged that Mexico doesn't have the money to clean it up, but you've also offered 'disregard' as an explanation. I can't accept that you can have both for an explanation.

If B.C. dropped the refund on aluminum cans we could light our way down the highway with them.

In B.C. we have a government that cares about the appearance of our main highways. We pay to have people on ATV's regularly cleaning up. Maybe some of the other provinces are different?

In B.C. it's a socially responsible priority.
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« Reply #1315 on: October 29, 2020, 12:42:14 pm »
I find it ironic that people wear masks out of consideration for others and yet, even before we were being mandated to wear them, they were the most common litter item around next to Timmies cups.

Where do you live? I haven't seen more than a half dozen laying on the ground, most were cloth masks and all of them were in parking lots. They probably just fell out of people's pockets.
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« Reply #1316 on: October 29, 2020, 02:19:46 pm »
A LOT of people are masking here, and itís generally the grocery store parking lot where I see any litter.

I saw one at the tennis courts, so I threw it away. 

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« Reply #1317 on: October 30, 2020, 12:58:44 am »
Lindsey and I went to a performance of Evil Dead: The Musical put on by our local actor's studio.  It was delightful.

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« Reply #1318 on: October 30, 2020, 06:07:05 am »
Lindsey and I went to a performance of Evil Dead: The Musical put on by our local actor's studio.  It was delightful.

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Wow.  How big was the theatre ??
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« Reply #1319 on: October 30, 2020, 10:28:46 am »
Wow.  How big was the theatre ??

Everybody had ample space. We were at a table of our own. It wasn't a superspreader event. Good grief.

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