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  •  they're dying of consumption: our consumption. (0+ / 0-)

    The average "smart"phone is in use 18 months and then gets chucked, and the vast majority of those end up in landfills.  The average American uses 50-60 gallons of gasoline per month.  The average single family household uses 3,000 KWH of electricity per month and produces two full bins of refuse per week.

    Where do all those resources come from?  Where do they go?

    The way to vote NO on imperialism is to stop being a "consumer."  Until we do that, we're voting YES.

    As for me, I've got my electricity consumption down below 250 KWH/month, gasoline below 15 gallons/month, and refuse/recycling output down below 5 lbs. per week, and don't own a "smart"phone.  That's voting NO for imperialism, voting NO for climate catastrophe, and voting NO for all the rest of what goes with those.  

    It's a start.

    We got the future back. Uh-oh.

    by G2geek on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 08:00:51 AM PDT

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