- Nov 21, 2007
- United States of America
Just like a dollar today can buy you a cold can of soda, where, ten years ago it was .50, then 10 years before it was a quarter. Approximately, of course. I am wondering what is best for the planet Earth.....which includes all of us, the animals, the trees, the air the water and the food....and so on. Sure we could just run an engine into the ground and not 'waste' gallons of oil maintaining it, but then we get stranded, ruin alot of machined parts made of metal and make someone labor over it. Versus Changing a gallon of oil every 1000 miles or each month and never having any problems. Kind of how are we doing? Like do you eat just the meat of the apple... Or do you inhale the skin, the (i cannot think of the name of the piece of bark that sits atop the apple from where it was pulled), the seeds, the core all of it. Do you just eat the muffin tops that taste better or the whole muffin. Do you just eat the best part of the steak or gnaw the bone and try to digest the fat and grizzle? I am kind of getting that this question has no answer as we are all different and may invest more in areas where others invest less. So.... Barring rusted out hoopties from the salt belt, will you name some items (auto, shop, home, health, food) that you value. Like I. I use a family size tea bag to brew about 1.5-2 gallons of sweet tea. Direction say two bags for two quarts. Am I missing out on some health benefits or some essential nutrition by doing so. Tea is not really something you buy on price, so lets leave dollars and cents out of this and just think of the goodness of the Earth and all of its inhabitants. Just how being underfed, overworked, under appreciated, etc, etc can demoralise a person. So can using cheap safety glasses. They may have sharp corners that actually cut your eyes, blur your vision, offgas toxicicty, and other such things it is not rare to actually suffer and spend more money by trying to save a dollar. I think sometimes that I am too poor to be cheap. Instead of going on and on forever, this is for beautifying, purifying and increasing the quality of life. Simple as that. The trees, the human beings, the ants, the pond scum, algae plankton, all of that. Is the EPA the only sector of the government that cares of this? Kind of like the 'not my job' photo that circulated on the net of a guy painting lines on the highway right over some roadkill because it wasnt his job to bury the animal, or even move it out of the way. Like electricity. They say coal is polluting. But what about hydro? Damming up the rivers, trapping fish, preventing barges from passing, among other things we may not even know about to nuclear. What is burying that spent plutonium in the ground going to do? Do we not care since it will probably take hundreds of years to surface as a problem? Like a lowflow toilet. It saves water until it clogs.....or cfls, they use less power but have toxic chemicals, cost more and is using less electric even a good thing? Dont they burn the same amount of coal at a power plant day to day? What about all of these street lights, stores leaving a few 1000w metal halides going all night for 'security'. What about light pollution? You have to kind of get on out there to see the night sky anymore........ So here is my contribution to the thread: 30,000 mile air filter 30,000 mile fuel filter 5000 mile/annually oil filter with premium conventional 3 month furnace filters 50000 mile cabin filter I have derailed.... What is your goal? Enjoy your time or live as long as possible? 100 miserable years or 50 fun ones.....of course 100 good years may be possible. I guess the point of this thread is asking how do I become a dirt farmer. I would like to oppose what happened to the dirt in the 1930s Dust Bowl. Not only is it nice to NOT pollute, litter or damage the Earth or any fellow life, but how can I amend the soil to make it livlier to make the grass grow greener so the cows can enjoy the feeling of good taste and better nutrition and that they be happier, all the way down to somehow cleaning the water to not only help rid it of chemicals and waste, but to somehow enrich it with oxygen so the plankton, algae, fish, whales and even the rain and underground aquifers be healthier and provide better tasting water that puts a skip in your step....air that can make you feel your lungs work and food that can help you get over the flu, old age, brittle bones and even sleep better at night!