|06-11-2008, 09:25 AM||#11|
The other Chris Brown
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Imagine the message that American consumers would send to the world if we could ALL not buy a single retail item (gas, food, Joes, etc.) for just one week. Even if it was a one time event it would still be unprecedented and would show "the powers that be" that we're not all a bunch of mindless consumer sheep.
And then I wake up from my dream and realize that there are too many stupid Americans who would totally disregard any plans for such a massive consumer uprising... Oh well. I guess we'll all still be doing the same thing we've always been doing when we're paying $10 a gallon a year from now... Sound far fetched? So does paying $4 a gallon. Oh, wait, that's already happening...
Sorry if I sound all doom and gloom here but I really don't have much faith in our American society right now. I have refrained from hunting as of Wave 6 and I drive a Corolla that gets 35 miles per gallon on average but what about all those army builders and scalpers who are still guzzling gas by driving all over town in the chase for the latest elusive figures? I used to think that global warming and resource management/responsibility was all a bunch of hogwash but the older I get the more I start to believe that we’re all heading blissfully towards the edge and that the bubble will burst one day soon…
Again, sorry if I sound pessimistic but any real positive change will have to happen across the whole country and eventually the world...
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|06-11-2008, 10:31 AM||#12|
is counting down.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Castle Foggerstein, Mt Airy, MD
Going without, of course, would cause all kinds of problems for those people who have to live week to week on things like groceries. That's not to mention the people who have to drive to work because their can't miss a week's worth of work and can't afford to bike their or don't have mass transit available to them.
This is also lumping all the companies, and I do mean EVERYONE, who is selling, distributing and manufacturing products right now into one lump "powers that be" that's out to get the American consumer, and disregards any economic realities. It's like the "don't buy gas on a certain day" emails - the people you'd be hurting most are those who can afford it the least: small, independent companies, who frankly have the least say in setting prices.
All this would really accomplish is letting people feel like they're venting.
|06-11-2008, 10:57 AM||#13|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Im gonna go sit in my bomb shelter and look at my joes........
|06-11-2008, 10:57 AM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: on the Ghost Plains.
|06-11-2008, 02:28 PM||#15|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Marysville, ca
wait so what you are claiming is global warming is caused by the scalpers who still drive there gass guzzling trucks to all the toy stores in the area?
i knew they were no good.
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|06-11-2008, 02:33 PM||#16|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
wow if that is true ill stick with target and TRUs
|06-11-2008, 02:40 PM||#17|
Official Hisstank Lurker
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hudson Valley,NY
Well the world is supposed to end in 2012(google it)lol I guess 2008 is the start of it :( Global warming,natural disasters becoming more frequent,weather out of control,dropping economy,job rate at it lowest,wars overseaes,gas prices soaring,G.I. Joes nowhere to be found :P and society-well people just overall angrier than normal.Well I'm going to start building my underground shelter in upstate NY if anyone wants in let me know ;)
|06-11-2008, 02:53 PM||#18|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middle River, Maryland
|06-11-2008, 04:53 PM||#19|
Cobra Money Supplier
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
No wonder, my wife claimed that she saw Elvis several days ago. lol
|06-11-2008, 04:58 PM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
Well GF just came home and said this is going to happen had a meeting today about it...........she works there and is a LSM........sucks huh.....
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