As long as it is a 4-stroke...
As long as it is a 4-stroke...
If you want to make environmentalists happy, it will be this:Attachment 381 No, wait! Horse crap contains methane! Bad horse! Bad horse! Guess we should just start walking!:baffled5wh:
Walking is fine but try not to run too often the CO2 that you emit may increase your carbon footprint.
But then again us humans would have to stop farting because of all of the gasses (including CO2 and methane) that our flatulence contains. Better yet, maybe the human race should go extinct as we are bad for the planet we live on...
Pardon my choice of words for what I am about to say but I really wonder how many of these "tree-huggers" still drive SUVs or some other form of energy-waster. If you were really that concerned about the evirnonment you'd be driving a solar or hybrid car, riding a bike to work, use solar panels on your house, etc. It's so easy to blame everyone but the fact is everything you've bought has contributed to pollution or environmental factors at some point while it was made into the final product.
Like I said in another thread, don't give me this environmental crap unless you are living like the Amish or in a shack without electricity out in the woods hunting down your dinner every night. I could probably start a whole nother thread on how PETA bothers me too but that is for another day...
You mean like these gals?:baffled5wh:
You do know what PETA stands for, right travman? People Eating Tasty Animals.
"For every 100,000 steps, plant a tree."
- Arbor Day Farm
Let's be rational, if we stopped killing animals for food it wouldn't take but a few days probably for over-population to set in. If we let everything free range you can forget about driving anywhere because you probably wouldn't be able to drive to work without hitting a cow in the middle of the road.
I'm all for ethical treatment of animals but to say we shouldn't kill them for food is just stupid. My family raises cattle and like most people that raise livestock we are concious of making sure they get proper nourishment, get proper attention when they are wounded or sick, and have adequate shelter in extreme conditions or when they are about to give birth. I used to show cattle and the one thing that frustrated me was the ignorant PETA people that would come to the cattle shows and try to give you some BS about how cruel we were being to our animals because we had them tied up. Most people would tell them something like "well they just got a bath this morning, a good meal and are laying comfortably under a fan on a bed of clean wood chips. Yup, they sure look upset to me!" That's the dumbest place for PETA folks to come to because if any thing show animals get pampered treatment compared to being out in a muddy feed lot or seeking shade in the pasture on a hot summer day. Some of these animals will walk right up to you in the pasture years after you haven't showed them and let you scratch their neck or try to lick you so if we are so cruel to these animals why wouldn't they run away at the sight of us?
I'm pretty good about the energy saving stuff around the house though because I like to keep the MidAmerican bill as low as possible. Turning down the furnance or AC when I go to work is the biggest thing. Why heat or cool a house no one is in during the day?
As for the PETA stuff. I have no problem with agriculture. I'm sure that your family is one of the good ones with regard to normal treatment of animals. I'm also sure that the Ag dept at ISU teaches responsible agriculture (I was a bio major, so I'm not sure what they teach). Here's a question though.....has your family or anyone you know been affected by large-scale hog or cattle "factories"? These are the places where the animals may get mis-treated. That's not even my point though. What is wrong with people having a free-range farm? This keeps small farmers in business. They can compete with the big factories because they occupy a niche market. They can raise their animals according to "free-range" standards and sell them for a premium. I say the more small, family farms we have the better, when compared to the giant factories......for a number of reasons.
Oh come on! It's a standard viewpoint of those opposed to any environmental concerns.
If you can't fix everything at once, why do anything at all?
It's a viewpoint best exemplified by the brain-dead dolts who, when speaking about global warming and such greenhouse gases (and other posts contained in this thread), trot out "what are you going to do about the volcanoes" or some other trite response. I actually heard a US Congressman ask that not too long ago.
WHAT??? Who the freak cares? But since we can't stop volcanoes we should just say "Oh hell, let just give up"?
Literally mind numbing.