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What is the most expensive commonly-used liquid? ....

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/consumers/liquid-expensive.html

look where printer ink is! [Eek!]

I love it when Nitro puts a dab of Light Cyan behind her ear. [hearts] [Big Grin]

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I am surpirsed that liquid niotrogen is cheaper then gasoline. I wonder if you could take advantage of the temperature difference (peltier) and the expansion of the nitrogen(piston engine) to build a really efficient auto with harmless nitrogen as the waste product?

edit: I am surprised semen isn't on the list. I woul d think it would be high up on the list.

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semen isn't on the list. I would think it would be high up on the list.
Why? People are usually begging to give the stuff away.

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Like wine, I am sure the cost of the semen is proportional to the quality of the sample. Anybody can take a bath in wine, yet very few are in a position for thier tongue to taste the best.

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Ashitaka....spit, or swallow?

When you are wine-tasting, I mean... [blush]

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Some Semen is more sought after

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How did this get to be a thread about seminal fluids?!

Goodness gracious, if sex is all you think about . . .

. . . you're not alone. [Wink]

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You think printer ink is expensive? Check out scorpion venom.

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
You think printer ink is expensive? Check out scorpion venom.

But can you get it in cyan?

Good to see you around lately, Peebs.

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Yes, good to see you back on the board Peebs...

We missed you!

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I filled 'er up at $2.95 a gallon. milk is more than that.
according to AlGore the price of gas going up is a good thing because it will keep more people from buying gas. He said this shortly before boarding a private jet.

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quote:
Originally posted by Chesty:
I filled 'er up at $2.95 a gallon. milk is more than that.
according to AlGore the price of gas going up is a good thing because it will keep more people from buying gas. He said this shortly before boarding a private jet.

Ooooh, but see, he hired trees to suck up HIS bad air. Now, the damage to the upper layers of the atmosphere that he's done? Well, you know how it is about trees. They don't try hard enough!!

"Do What I Pontificate Not What I Do" Eco Awards also go to:

L. A. Mayor Antonio "Yukon" Villaraigosa and Leo "But . . . But I Can't Always Fly Commercial!" DiCaprio

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Just about anyone campaigning on ecological awareness matters will probably be open to charges of hypocrisy, because first, we all live complicated lives in an artificial society, and secondly the campaigner will usually be someone rich and famous rather than a hair shirted nature boy. However it is perhaps more useful to address the issues, rather than indulge in ad hominem attacks. I happen to think also that hypocrisy is rather overrated as a moral flaw, as only very boring people can be utterly consistent in everything they do. Most of the rest of us are, thank God, riven with contradictions and inconsistencies.

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You know, I sometimes wonder what the world would be like if we spent as much time and energy doing stuff as we do making excuses for not doing stuff. Fsck DiCaprio. Fsck Gore. This isn't about them. This is about you. What are YOU, the person in front of the screen, the person who's sneering at this post and getting ready to make some cute, pointless, sarcastic comment that will make you feel all warm and witty inside, what are YOU (and I ask myself this question as well) doing to make a difference? And don't spout off a bunch of bullshit about how there's no difference that needs to be made. The reasons to conserve aren't just environmental - they're geo-political as well.

Almost no one "does enough". Those who do get dismissed by the rest of us as hippie whack-jobs. But there's a huge gulf between enough and nothing, and the fact that you can't reach enough, either due to circumstances or lack of will or some combination of the two, is not a reason to do nothing.

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My family of four lives in a small second-floor condo, uses all-flourescent lamps. Our electric is slightly above baseline; our gas and water are below. I walk to the grocery store with one of those black little-old-lady rolly-carts a netting bag and two linen bags. I don't drive my children the 5 miles each way to school -- they take a bus. We recycle everything we can, which isn't much, here, sadly. I use open windows to cool the house and closed windows and sweaters when it gets cool. When it gets hot, we use a fan to move air. I keep my lights off as soon as the sun is up and they stay off until it gets too dim to see.

WS used to plant trees in our old hometown on weekends, and we had water regulator shower heads and timers and motion sensors on all of our lights.

So yes, we do what we can, though we do have things we indulge in. There's my complaint. I live a life not too far from how they say we all should live, yet they won't sacrifice. THAT IS WHAT MAKES ME GOD DAMNED MAD XANTHINE! That's the only reason I do complain -- because we DO sacrifice and it is not God-damned enough!

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Xanthine [Applause] [Applause] You are as shrewd as ever.

JustJess I think your anger and scorn is misplaced. I understand where Chesty is coming from. Since the argument for doubting the connection between human activity and climate change is almost non-existent, why look farther than that old right wing standby, the character attack? But with you it's different because you seem to accept the importance of this issue, (though I suspect that you and WS lean to the right on most other things). You seem to be demanding perfection in the system of government, and that politicians should be saints. The whole point of democracy is that it acknowledges that politicians are as flawed as the rest of us. However having complete cynicism about the people and process can only lead to the kind of voter apathy which gives opportunities to the worst and most factional of politicians. Look to the current state of the Republican party for an example. It is more profitable surely to think about where we are and where we are going. It surely is better that Gore is lending his prestige and energy to this crusade than not? I hope also that you are not one of those on the right that believes all their opponents must be vilified and dragged down, whether they deserve it or no, as that attitude is is one that truly threatens freedom, as a one party democracy isn't one.

I suppose that all I am saying is that an unreasonable faith in the future is necessary for all of us, so it is better therefore to see the glass half full than half empty. Politicians like the rest of us need encouragement as well as criticism, and even if you think of them as insects, you usually catch more flies with sugar than vinegar. [Wink]

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Err... I cycle to work (he says coweringly... hoping to stay on Xanthine's good side. [Wink] ) Of course I only cycle 'cos I'm a cheap bastard*, what with the ever-gouging gas prices here.

* tight as a gnat's chuff, some might say

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What I do? Well, let's start with a mew culpat about what I don't: I know I abuse of single-servings and frozen meals, and I won't deprive myself of my favorite cookies because they are over-wrapped. But I use the bus to go to work and back (although I may start going with in-line skating, if I can just put my butt into it - err, change "butt" for "feet", will you? [crazy] ), and bought the most fuel-economical car for when the bus isn't my best option. I also changed most of my light bulbs for energy-saver ones (still have the bathroom ones to change, and then a few halogens). I recycle - and even reuse - everything I can, which means it's usually food, hygiene products and the rare not-really recyclable plastic wrapping that goes to the landfill: on average, one kitchen-size bag per month. Oh, and I have a reusable bag for grocery shopping, and will often refuse additional bags when I buy small items.

As for Gore and all, let's face it: their job require them to always be on the run; bus isn't an option (too slow), and commercial planes departure time won't be changed to fit their schedules. But if their lectures can change enough minds so people start pressuring governements into imposing stricter environmental guidelines for industries, then I think we can allow them their use of not-quite-environmental transportation means. I doubt they would make as much an impression if they only video-conferenced rather than be there in person, so until we find better ways of moving people around, that will be the price to pay.

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The environment?

Ahh hell and I thought this was just comparison shopping for those of us that bitch about gas prices. Granted I buy more gasoline than I have scorpion venom, cologne, or Starbucks coffee.

So what do I do to help out with the environment?

Absolu-fucking-lutely nothing. Guess I won't be getting any bonus points from Greenpeace or Al Gore. And I am heartbroke about it too. [cry baby]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Err... I cycle to work (he says coweringly... hoping to stay on Xanthine's good side. [Wink] ) Of course I only cycle 'cos I'm a cheap bastard*, what with the ever-gouging gas prices here.

* tight as a gnat's chuff, some might say

Dude, my rant wasn't directed at people not doing enough. It was directed at people making excuses and whining. I don't do enough either. But I don't use celebrities to justify my choices.

Shroom, do you turn the lights out when you leave a room? If you do, that's something. And it's really, incredibly, ridiculously easy. [Razz]

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Poll How do you get to work?

I am surprised at how many people here do not drive to work.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
so until we find better ways of moving people around, that will be the price to pay.

Where there's a will, there's a way. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:

Shroom, do you turn the lights out when you leave a room? If you do, that's something. And it's really, incredibly, ridiculously easy. [Razz]

Of course I turn out the lights. I hardly need them. The three 17" CRT's keep the place lit up nicely. [Wink]

I guess that is where my little smart assed remark came from too. I don't justify anything I do. I do what I do, because that's what I do. Simple really.

Though to listen to Gore and DiCaprio kinda burns me. Oh look, another has-been celebrity telling me how I should live my life and take care of our world while they are out globe-trotting. Or bitch about animal rights while wearing the skin of some small animal on their emaciated bodies. Tempts me to go out to the beach with a video camera, a gallon of Rotella, carry a baseball bat and go baby seal hunting.

I don't use too much electricity and try to avoid going too many places that waste gas. But honestly, that has nothing to do with environmental concerns as much as, like Spungo, I am a cheap bastard.

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quote:
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The whole point of democracy is that it acknowledges that politicians are as flawed as the rest of us.

So you are saying that americans aboslutely do not get the point of democracy?

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quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Yes, good to see you back on the board Peebs...

We missed you!

Aww, thanks. I'll make an effort to be around more often.

And to Xanthine:

The things I'm doing to help the environment, number one is stopping with one child. Josh is getting a vasectomy soon and we're both really happy and feel like our family is complete with just the one child. We may adopt later, but we're not creating a new person to use more resources.

We live within walking distance of where we both work, two grocery stores, a post office, our bank, the drug store, the laundromat, clothing stores, and three coffee shops. The only time we drive is to visit family in Sacramento or Colusa or if Josh has to do in home care for someone. We drive less than 5,000 miles per year.

All of our lights in the apartment have fluorescent bulbs.

We use cloth diapers for Kaitlin.

We (almost) always bring our own bags to the grocery store.

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