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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Its kind of cool isn't it ? First we deny GlobalWarming/Climatechange is actually occurring, next we let that slide on by and deny that it is in any way caused by us and when all else fails we slide merrily on to "hey guys, wouldn't it nice if all the world was Florida ?"
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

If that weren't so funny, it would be sad. Fortunately I base my opinions on sounder sources than these threads . So I continue to reduce my personal footprint on the planet and recycle all I can while I contemplate the situation from the deck of the boat I made from recycled material. Incidentally , my new franchise concept, a euthanasia spa and boutique is gaining acceptance so there is a glimmer of hope.
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Saddened by the notion that it may take an epic collapse for us to wake up?!
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If that weren't so funny, it would be sad. Fortunately I base my opinions on sounder sources than these threads . So I continue to reduce my personal footprint on the planet and recycle all I can while I contemplate the situation from the deck of the boat I made from recycled material. Incidentally , my new franchise concept, a euthanasia spa and boutique is gaining acceptance so there is a glimmer of hope.
going to be opening any Soylent Green Francises?
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

The next obvious question is what to do about it? How could sailors individually and collectively be a force to protect the oceans?
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

# 1. Don't buy anything made of plastic.....whether made in china or not.
# 2 .don't buy anything made in china.......... Whether plastic or not.
# 3 .stay the hell out of walmart..................!
#4 . Remember when pointing a finger at someone else there are 4 fingers
pointing right back at you............
#5 . Stop saying "if"......
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

I buy a lot of things from China. In fact, if it were not for the Chinese, this country would not have advanced at the pace it did. China is NOT the problem, and those that blame China and Walmart for the nation's and world's problems should take a good, long look in the mirror. Don't insult the Chinese people's intelligence - they invented things you use ever day - including the compass on your boat. Don't think so? Maybe it's time you began studying world history. Here's a good place to start:
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# 1. Don't buy anything made of plastic.
I avoid plastic when I can, but obviously there are exceptions. Boats, for instance.
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Big differnce between single use plastic and something made to last for years.


I've been reading about the Albotross and Petrals dying from eating plastic out in the Pacific. Since then I have been avoiding single use plastic. Lots of sea birds being found dead with Pepsi caps in their gut.
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Big differnce between single use plastic and something made to last for years.
Yes, I was being a bit facetious. I also avoid styrofoam packaging and cups, but I didn't hesitate to buy a couple thousand dollars of it to insulate our basement. The use is as important as the product.



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I've been reading about the Albotross and Petrals dying frm eating plastic out in the Pacific. Since then I have been avoiding single use plastic. Lost of sea birds being found dead with Pepsi caps in their gut.
Yeah, it's really quite disturbing. I hope we can transition to plastics that breakdown after a period. I'm experimenting with some corn-based plastic in my compost pile right now. It's looking like it will take several years to decompose, but that's better than, say, never.
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