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babynutcase wrote in peak_oil
Horton Hears a Who!
The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant who one day, on the fifteenth of May in the Jungle of Nool to be precise, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. It turns out the speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a city called "Who-ville", inhabited by microscopic-sized inhabitants known as Whos.

The Whos ask Horton (who, though he cannot see them, is able to hear them quite well due to his extraordinary hearing) to protect them from harm, to which Horton happily obliges, proclaiming throughout the book that "a person's a person, no matter how small". In doing so he is ridiculed and nearly murdered by the other animals, such as the Wickersham Brothers and the Sour Kangaroo, in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear.
Ever feel like one of the Whos?
Demand destruction - stadium
...This silent crisis receives almost no attention in the developed world media; it is certainly not on the minds of Joe Sixpack as he complains at the pump. The precarious position of millions of our fellow global citizens seems to be below the radar, not a factor to be considered at all in how movers and shakers, planners and public go about creating our future...
What does it take?
Sense and Nonsense
the humanism of "Horton Hears a Who!" (Though this book, published in 1954, was a response to the atom bomb, a persistent urban legend interprets it as an anti-abortion parable, imposing a pro-life gloss on the refrain "a person's a person no matter how small.")
Not Bomb Nor Abortion nor Even Frawg, just little old us, the underdogs.

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As Øystein Dahle, former vice president of Exxon for Norway and the North Sea, has pointed out, “Socialism collapsed because it did not allow the market to tell the economic truth. Capitalism may collapse because it does not allow the market to tell the ecological truth.”

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Re: My four word solution to that problem:

Get off the grid.

Grow solar panels and wind turbines, etc. in your attic.

Wait that's not possible, you get them from factories.

Wonder what they power those factories with?

Don't even get me started about stadiums. The MN sports teams keep threatening ot leave if the taxpayers don't pay for a bigger stadium(Will make them more money by increasing capacity) with nicer seats(so they can charge more for a seat. They think the taxpayers should give them money so they can in turn charge the taxpayers more to watch them lose?

The traffic here is horrible, the twin cities needs more light rail and other forms of mass transit, but all these fat bastards would rather give their hard earned money to something like driving their SUV to the game so they can drink their beer and eat cheetos.


Okay, I feel better now.

It's great when people offer a yelping hand

Ah! I love Seussical! It's about SO many things! There's stuff about environmental degredation too, although less.

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