101 things we can do without

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Post: #69799 eva
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:06 pm

Can I humbly request an exception to the complete dislike of the US and A? Plenty of us here are sick of the way things are going, too, and we can't afford to move away and don't wanna leave our families :)

So, on my list:

-Gigantic passenger vehicles
-DVD players in minivans (what? you can't talk and sing with your children??)
-Bottled water
-US Republicans
-Greed and malice (see above)
-Packaged food with paragraph-length ingredients lists
-Road rage
-Morbid obesity
-Giant factories and anything made within
-Cigarettes
-Nukes
-Factory farms
-Synthetic biocides
-Yeah, 90 percent of us can go, as far as I'm concerned :) But we Selfsufficientishers can stay!!



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Post: #69801 Stonehead
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:00 pm

Capital. Particularly its power to purchase the worker as well as the machinery and raw materials. Is 10/24ths of a person's day really worth that little? Or in the case of the CEO, that much?

Consumerism. Particularly the way it deceives and deludes the worker into thinking the capitalist sleight of hand is working in his or her favour. It isn't - their only source of material goods and trinkets is the income gained by finding a buyer from among those who control the capital. The only way out is to reject selling yourself by rejecting the trinkets.

Hmm, must be in full-on anarchist or Marxist mode tonight! :mrgreen:
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Post: #69832 Jobi1canobi
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:19 pm

May I join in?

NON-BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC

SUPERMARKETS

Thanks!
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Post: #69847 Russian Doll
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:08 pm

can i put cold callers and ZENITH WINDOWS in to the mix.....why call me at 10.00 to ask if i want my windows replaced..i mean what kind of rection are they expecting

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Post: #69913 ina
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:00 pm

perfume, and perfumed candles

skirts (sorry, Martin - but to me they are the most uncomfortable piece of clothing ever devised - trousers are far more comfortable! :mrgreen: )

air travel

advertising
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Post: #69985 Jarmara
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:28 am

Masco&Bongo wrote:Electric tin openers

Li-lo's for the pool (or any inflatable "humerous" shape)

Dates (as in the fruit) - they put them in allsorts - yuk!


sorry need to keep electric tin opener as i will never ever be able to open a tin again last time i tried to open a tin the old way itook me nearly 30 mins! bloody arthritus
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Post: #69988 Wombat
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:47 am

ina wrote:skirts


Come on Ina :cry: is nothing sacred.........

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Post: #70028 Milims
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:11 pm

Palm Oil.
I knew nothing about it. In fact I wasn't really aware of its existance until last night when watched that Bill Oddie program about wild life photography. So I really wasn't aware of how devastating its production is. Nor was I aware of how commonly it occurs in the stuff we use every day. Suffice it to say - it is something we'll be checking for on ingredients lists and avoiding. We just have to hope that it doesn't occur in something we really need like Chris' medication.
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Post: #70068 ina
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:31 am

Wombat wrote:Come on Ina :cry: is nothing sacred.........


No, it isn't! :mrgreen:
Funny, isn't it - it seems to be the blokes who are into skirts and high heels... :roll: Well, you can wear them, if you like - I don't mind! :wink:

Remembered another one I can do without - make-up.

And Milims - as to palm oil: I think it's not the stuff as such that is so awful, it's the quantities produced and used in all sorts of places where it isn't necessary. I wouldn't be too worried if it's in an essential medication; those would be tiny quantities.
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Post: #70110 Jobi1canobi
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:46 pm

Funny, isn't it - it seems to be the blokes who are into skirts and high heels... Well, you can wear them, if you like - I don't mind!


LOL - well said ina. I very, very rarely wear skirts and I've had no complaints thus far! :wink:
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Post: #70127 Wombat
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:36 am

I've only worn them once or twice meself, and near as I can tell, the hariy look is not "in"!

Fortunately Mrs Wombat will wear short skirts for me!

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Post: #70302 red
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:30 pm

crocs

i really hate they way they have taken over the world
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Post: #70303 Shirley
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:33 pm

red wrote:crocs

i really hate they way they have taken over the world


as in the shoes that nurses aren't allowed to wear in hospital any more because of the risk of static build up interfering with hospital equipment. Horrid made in China plastic things YUCK.
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Post: #70326 red
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:24 pm

Shirlz wrote:
red wrote:crocs

i really hate they way they have taken over the world


as in the shoes that nurses aren't allowed to wear in hospital any more because of the risk of static build up interfering with hospital equipment. Horrid made in China plastic things YUCK.


those are the ones, yes
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Post: #70332 the.fee.fairy
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:41 pm

Its also because there's too much of a health risk wearing them - if the nurse were to drop a needle, it could quite easily go through the holes and into the foot.

I've been given training on what to do with a needlestick in the foot - and its not nice, or pretty, or pleasant in any way! The hand is bad enough!


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