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What we have in mind…ain’t breakfast in bed for 200,000! Nope, it’s bigger than that. This is Rio+20, baby! And what we have in mind…is abject poverty for 350 million Americans. Behold your new, federally-mandated lighting system!

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  1. Conservative Mom's Gravatar Conservative Mom
    June 3, 2012    

    I used to live in the Philippines, near Balut dump in Manila (also known as “Smokey Mountain” from the smoldering gasses the garbage releases). Thousands of poor live on the dump, collecting anything they can use to recycle, repair or sell, such as making kites out of plastic bags or the “lighting” demonstrated here, using a plastic bottle full of water. Their homes are made of scraps of cardboard, plywood, aluminum sheeting and anything else they can scavenge. Their neighborhoods are often decimated by disease and the typhoons (Asian hurricanes) that blow through every year. The goal should be to give people the freedom and opportunity to rise out of such grinding poverty, not romanticize their lifestyle as “sustainable.”

  2. maxredlines's Gravatar maxredlines
    June 3, 2012    

    I agree – but suddenly, according to the UN and our federal, state, regional, county, and local “leaders”, that is precisely the lifestyle that we should embrace, because it’s “green” and “sustainable”.

  3. pa's Gravatar pa
    June 13, 2012    

    This can’t possibly be the “chosen” source of lighting. The enviros who banned lightbulbs also want to ban plastic stuff, especially plastic bottles for water (and the shipping to market thereof). No, not even this poverty-driven system of lighting will be acceptable to our environmental masters.

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