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10 minutes ago, chickenslegs said:

I'm nominating this for 'Post of the Day" - The best combination of funny, but true.

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Ahhhh!!!!! the good old days

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Yes, Evian Water, bottled in France then sent 6000 miles, to be drunk in Thailand.

 

If, someone had said 50 years ago that we'd be doing that....

 

Quoting what my father might have said:

 

" Don't be so damn silly"

 

 

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1 hour ago, faraday said:

Yes, Evian Water, bottled in France then sent 6000 miles, to be drunk in Thailand.

 

If, someone had said 50 years ago that we'd be doing that....

 

Quoting what my father might have said:

 

" Don't be so damn silly"

 

 

The worst is "Fiji water" sold in the US, it is actually worst than US tap water but it has being marketed and people are buying it. Not only it has to travel around the world to get to the US but the Fuji islanders are running out of water.

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9 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

I'm nominating this for 'Post of the Day" - The best combination of funny, but true.

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yes the story is a goody, albeit an oldie; and still holds true...

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9 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

I'm nominating this for 'Post of the Day" - The best combination of funny, but true.

post of the year ,of the centuary ,every blooming snowflake protester should be made to read it ,but they couldn't care less ,because they have no idea what life was like without the "essentials" that they must have ,like an i pad .

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These 'snowflake protesters' look to me as if they're having fun, getting noticed so they can yak yak to their friends.

 

Still, I'm only a white haired pensioner, with a slight limp:

 

"can't take that old geezer seriously"

 

What would I know...

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It is not only the younger generation that are using/doing all the eco-unfriendly things mentioned.

 

Yes back in the old days we all did XYZ but how many of us still do?

 

And the politicians failing to act on this are in fact mostly older people. Though the "Millenials" do have a lot to answer for in terms of voter turnout and political engagement.

 

Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

 

 

 

 

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Fore those holier than thou older guys , Rampant consumerism perpetuated by Madison Ave. has its genesis in the 1950 . Remember  Betty Furness, and the Marlboro man? I dont and I am 62 years old, So unless the OP is 100 years old  all the things he remember are not things that he did but things he abandoned. 

Interesting article on Madison Ave in the Fifties  for those that are interesting :

https://waverlyhs.weebly.com/us-history-blog-may-2016---may-2017/1950s-consumerism-television-and-madison-avenue

 

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Posted (edited)

The Op seems to suffer a bit from selective memory, as most memories of the "good old days" always are.

So I checked and according to his profile the OP was born 1958 , so the memories he has are from the 60s and 70s.

Here are some more Green Memories from the good old environmental days.

Cuyahoga River fire of 1969: rivers so polluted that would catch fire.

Silent spring , DDT and other pesticides

Smog in Los Angeles , New York and most major cities.

Oil spills too many to mention

Atmospheric Nuclear Bomb tests

Love Canal

To mention a few of the "Green Practices" of the good old days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by sirineou

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