Friday, June 03, 2005

Do your part to save the planet. Stop buying typewriter ribbons.

We seem to hear quite a bit about war for oil/oil for war. Why are we fighting for oil, anyway? It is likely that we will always fight for oil. When the gas lines start forming around the block and the SUVs stop rolling, doves turn into hawks. To be clear, I love crude oil.

All we derive from oil is gasoline; at least that is what many people seem to think. And publicly state. They tell us we must buy solar and hydrogen powered vehicles and we should stop supporting large oil companies and this terrible, evil war.

What they are actually saying is "Well, not me, I need my SUV. You, however, must buy a smaller car; preferably solar powered, hydrogen powered, or powered by the suppressed energy technology the guests of Art Bell tell us exist in a secret government laboratory in Nevada."

They do not consider this short list of products derived from oil. What will you give up?

Clothing, Ink, Heart Valves, Crayons, Parachutes, Telephones, Enamel, Transparent tape, Antiseptics, Vacuum bottles, Deodorant, Pantyhose, Rubbing, Alcohol, Carpets, Epoxy paint, Oil filters, Upholstery, Hearing Aids, Car sound insulation, Cassettes, Motorcycle helmets, Pillows, Shower doors, Shoes, Refrigerator linings, Electrical tape, Safety glass, Awnings, Salad bowl, Rubber cement, Nylon rope, Ice buckets, Fertilizers, Hair coloring, Toilet seats, Denture adhesive, Loudspeakers, Movie film, Fishing boots, Candles, Water pipes, Car enamel, Shower curtains, Credit cards, Aspirin, Golf balls, Detergents, Sunglasses, Glue, Fishing rods, Linoleum, Plastic wood, Soft contact lenses, Trash bags, Hand lotion, Shampoo, Shaving cream, Footballs, Paint brushes, Balloons, Fan belts, Umbrellas, Paint Rollers, Luggage, Antifreeze, Model cars, Floor wax, Sports car bodies, Tires, Dishwashing liquids, Unbreakable dishes, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Combs, Tents, Hair curlers, Lipstick, Ice cube trays, Electric blankets, Tennis rackets, Drinking cups, House paint, Roller-blades, heels, Guitar strings, Ammonia, Eyeglasses, Ice chests, Life jackets, TV cabinets, Car battery cases, Insect repellent, Refrigerants, Typewriter ribbons, Cold cream, Glycerin, Plywood adhesive, Cameras, Anesthetics, Artificial turf, Artificial Limbs, Bandages, Dentures, Mops, Beach Umbrellas, Ball-point pens, Boats, Nail polish, Golf bags, Caulking, Tape recorders, Curtains, Vitamin capsules, Dashboards, Putty, Percolators, Skis, Insecticides, Fishing lures, Perfumes, Shoe polish, Petroleum jelly, Faucet washers, Food preservatives, Antihistamines, Cortisone, Dyes, Solvents, Roofing and roofing materials.

Some chemicals required to manufacturer products not on this list also come from oil.

I find it ironic that the Hollywood crowd wants us to stop fighting for oil. As do many in the recording industry. Especially when you consider film and many of the chemicals required to process the prints come from oil.

I have decided to stop buying golf bags and typewriter ribbons to do my part.

Perhaps they need to take the lead and stop making those environmentally hazardous motion pictures. Certainly, the hot air coming out of Hollywood must contribute to global warming.

Bob Maxey - Salt Lake City, Utah


At 3:10 PM, Anonymous rachel said...

I will stop using Artificial turf and Faucet washers.

Thanks for the heads up.


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