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One for the history books....
 
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks.  This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling's. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days.

Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.

When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.

We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.

We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.

#gogreen   #STFU  
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Apple cider vinegar is my new obsession. I recently began taking apple cider vinegar shots a few times a day for a quick and effective energy burst. However, I've since discovered so many other
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So true
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Yep...
 
Just saying..; )
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Damn right!
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This is an excellent video. Take time to vote next week - your country and your life depend on it!
Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold
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Shot by a cop.
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Couldn't have said it better myself...
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Whose side are you on?
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Kick the kikes out.
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Tell it like it is, Sam!...
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So much truth in so few words... 
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("Idiots" is not the word I would have chosen, but this is well worth the read...)



A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but

not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might

live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or

to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might

live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a

check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not

to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that

was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from

owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty

F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a

nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but

not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make

you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is

run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a

wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman

in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head

searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but

is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions

of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a

nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his

teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class

in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation

that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more

government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with

Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free

cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses

but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to

provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment

checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was

diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation

that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest

big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a

wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government

forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a

nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself

makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a

nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government 'cracks down' on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for 'the safety of its citizens' and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

This was borrowed from another blog, please spread it far and wide!


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