Celebrate Earth Day

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I debated if I should post this in the sustenance living for or here. Obviously I chose here.

    Many think Earth Day is a liberal, tree hugging day to be made fun of and to bash.

    Okay, let me have an opposing point of view. I like earth day. I like nature and I like the biodiversity of our planet. I have bird feeders all over my yards because I like to see the birds and hear their pleasant chirping. I like to know the rainforests are there and the crazy weird animals living there are actually still there. I like our wilderness areas and the naturalness of those areas.

    Are any of you hunters? Ruin the ecology of earth and you'll have nothing left to hunt. Will I plant a tree today? Probably not but if I knew of any event like that happening, I would definitely take part. Trees are a renewable resource and should be renewed when utilized. What's so wrong with that? Don't we do something similar in our homes every day? Do you recycle? I do. Do you try to conserve water and electricity and natural gas? I do. I don't understand how any of that would place me in the category of tree hugging liberal. Yeah, I'd like to see elephants, leopards, tigers, exotic snakes, rare frogs, etc. maintain their place on this earth. If one species is gone, it truly does have a far reaching affect on many things with a wide rippling effect.

    Liberals aren't the only ones who 'hug trees'. Think about it, guys. If we recklessly overuse and deplete the resources of this planet, what are we going to be left with? Where will we hunt? What clean water would we have to drink? How would we grow crops if we didn't properly manage the soil? What would happen to the fish in the lakes and oceans?

    I truly don't see anything wrong or "liberal" in trying to keep this planet going for as long as we can. Why do many conservatives bash this day as a fools folly?

    Let me also add I was well on my way to finishing a degree in Environmental Biology when I was in my mid to late 30's when life's circumstances took that away from me and I've never been able to go back and finish that degree. And I am in no way ashamed or embarrassed that that is the career I wished I could have pursued. Thank God I had a degree in Medical Technology so I could earn a living all these years.

    Can someone please explain to me why comments that bash Earth Day are considered appropriate? Feel free to either kick my butt all over the forum or agree with me. I'm tough. I can take it. :p
     
  2. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    yay earth day
     

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  3. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    I too love the outdoors and believe that the best conservationists are not the liberal weenies who go jetsetting to the rainforest to make a documentary about slash and burn forestry in the rainforest and things like that, but the hunters and outdoorsmen(and women) who respect our planet and take care of things in the area they live in and around.
     
  4. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I celebrated Earth Day today by taking a pee outdoors. :D Why not, my animals do it...and it replenishes vital nutrients in the soil.
     
  5. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    I don't think the bashing is aimed so much at Earth Day as much as it is at the hypocritical liberals who started it. Look at al gore and the like.
     
  6. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    They want it to be known as a liberal thing. I think the US with EPA abuses it and it hurts the small business and large bussinesses here at home, Look at the LEAD MINES they closed down, those companies where there for years and years, not to mention all the big corps that went overseas in the past.

    But getting off EPA, I think we all should recycle and do our part for the future.:)
     
  7. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Exactly. I come from a farm family. I get tired of these Holier-Than-Thou "protectors of the Earth" who chain themselves to trees. I think most of them are city folk who actually know very little about conservation.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Earth day is a political movement designed to denegrate business commerce and technology.

    Hunters oil companies and other large corporations do more on a daily and ongoing basis to preserve the environment than any hippy birkenstock wearing dope smoking hippy earth day has ever done

    This afternoon im burning tie die shirt in my burn pit
     
  9. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    Hunters and fisherman actually do more to protect wild life and natural habitats than the various save the animal groups by buying liscenses and spending billions on equipment, habitat improvement etc. That said I am planting 15 saw tooth oaks and 25 crab apples in my food plots this weekend for earth day.
     
  10. WonderingMind

    WonderingMind New Member

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    <What he said.

    The entirety of the environmentalist movement has been co-opted by Our Glorious Progressive Leaders. The whole idea at this point is to deindustrialize the Western Nations. They want make us poor and dependent while promoting the "Protected Classes" of people at the expense of those that created the wealth to begin with. Notice that our Glorious Leaders and their "Environmentalist" pets never say anything about the fact that the Chinese are buying CANNED AIR because the air quality is so bad there.

    Anyone who doesn't think that the "Environmentalist" movement is not directly linked to the worst elements of Socialist Society is smoking stuff that is still illegal in most states.

    Us gun owners do more for the Environment every day than most of those smelly hippy types manage in a year. Every firearm we buy, every round of ammo that we take home has an 11% tax that goes to the Wildlife Fund. I have NEVER heard about any antifreedom gun control type address THAT little tid-bit of data.
     
  11. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    to answer your question directly, nothing is wrong with celebrating the Earth and especially about protecting it from ourselves.

    This specific holiday is another matter. It sprang up from dirt, pun intended, and I am surprised nobody has mentioned it. One cofounder of the Earth Day was Ira "the Unicorn Killer" Einhorn. He murdered his girlfriend, then placed her body inside a wall, behind a layer of bricks. (The details are from memory, you can look them up) That happened at the same time he found new glory in "protecting life on Earth". AFAIR he jumped bail, disappeared, was found in France. The extradition took years. The State of PA had to promise the French that Einhorn would not be executed. I think he is alive, in prison.

    This does not of course reflect on the good people who support the cause. Me, I don't care what righteous words were said at the Million Men March, because I know where it comes from. Louis Farrakhan. (Our future Commander-in-Chief duly attended Farrakhan's rally, because he "wanted to be with his people". But that's for another thread)

    Anyway please pardon my rambling. I am all for the Earth, but not for the fake creation of the lecherous, lying hippies.
     
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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I was hoping Earth Day was just a day to raise awareness to everyone that we need to be taking care of the earth and the little patches of land we own and garden and hunt.

    Hahaha.... actually, as I type, I just got done raking part of my yard and am burning leaves and sticks in my burn barrel.

    And seriously, Jon, I luv ya and you know it but let me just say I wear Birkenstocks. I'm not a dope smoking hippy but damn, those shoes are extremely comfortable. They are the only shoes I can wear that don't hurt my feet. Shoes with a rubbery type bottom aren't firm enough to hold my foot and weak ankles steady. Birkies have a cork sole that have a little give but enough firmness to hold my foot steady. I've had the same pair for about 7 years now and wear them almost every day. They're getting a little raggedy looking so I'm going to be buying a new pair soon. I hope we can still be friends. :p
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Modern environmentalism has nothing to do with proper stewardship of natural resources, or preserving places like Yosemite. It is all about control of people. It is nothing more than totalitarian stateism dressed up in a "earth-friendly" message. In this manner, it gets support from a large host of people who want to feel like they are doing something good for the polar bears, or snail darters, or honey badgers. In reality, they are just useful idiots; and that is what stateists have always counted on.

    Bottom line: I will never support any event that has the underlying purpose of making me a serf.

    Disclaimer: the author does own Birkenstocks, but has never smoked dope.
     
  14. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Today is Earth Day? I have been inadvertently celebrating by cutting down trees.:D In all fairness, I plan to cut down a lot more, but I also plan to replace them with fruit, nut & shade trees.
     
  15. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I hugged on a tree last night, but I was pretty hammered, it could have been a telephone pole or a large sign post...whatever, it was good for me. :p

    If you ash your pipe in them, it kills the foot funk...or so I've been told. :D
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    One other thing.

    Its american liberals celibration of vladimer lenin's birthday. They knew they could never openly celebrate the father of the communist manifesto openly so they plopped earth day on this day.

    Thats why they focus on "evil" capitalism...
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    LOL! I did not know that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_day#April_22_observances
     
  18. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    Valentines day,Mother's Day,Father's Day,and any other holiday that is not someone's birthday or death is a made up holiday either by hallmark or congress. But I bet we all celebrate one or two of them. I celebrated earth day today by planting 600 plants.
     
  19. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In that case we celebrate Earth day every day around here..........:D
     
  20. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    The Lenin connection is home-made nonsense. Of course there had to be a conspiracy. April 20 was Hitler's birthday. I can't begin to imagine what the great minds would have made of it if some earnest fool had chosen it instead of April 22.