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    Which one of these would you like to soon throw away, son?
    Reminded me of an incident that happened during the North Coast "Timber Wars" in the 90's. Earth First! set up a tree-sit in a big old-growth redwood tree, and when the guy who was due to cut it down showed up in the morning, he was livid. It was just around this time of year, and he went into a rage and was yelling:
    " Now how am I going to buy my kid a new Hot Wheels for Christmas!!"
    Really yelling, and then threatening the tree-sitters with bodily harm. All I could think of was "he wants to cut down this beautiful 800 year-old living tree, so that he can buy a cheap plastic toy that will be in the landfill in a couple of years, and the kid won't remember it in 15 years".

    Completely mindless.

    Great diary. Thanks for attending and sharing it with us.

    "If you lose your sense of humor, it's just not funny anymore" Wavy Gravy

    by offgrid on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 04:28:01 PM PST

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