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2007-02-12 Britain
Association of Ugly Women Announce Valentine bouquets 'are bad for the planet'
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Posted by Anonymoose 2007-02-12 11:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [317 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Why not stop importing anything? Think of all the CO2 that won't get pumped into the atmosphere from all those ships, airplanes, trains, and trucks comming from foreign countries.
Cheese and rice what a bunch of nutballs.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2007-02-12 12:01||   2007-02-12 12:01|| Front Page Top

#2 I don't want any damned Valentine's Day flowers. They don't taste near as good as chocolate.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2007-02-12 12:18||   2007-02-12 12:18|| Front Page Top

#3 the flowers that make up the average bunch have flown 33,800 miles to reach Britain.

I call Statistical Bullshit on this. The Earth is about 25,000 miles in circumference. To get the 33,000 mile figure for an average bunch, I'm guessing they compute 'flower-miles' as the number of flowers times the distance the bunch traveled. Rather misleading since it ignores the economies of scale - shipping two flowers from the Netherlands does not cost twice as much as shipping only one.

Not to imply the enviro-friendly Friends of the Earth are lying enviro-weasels, let's just assume they're stupid.
Posted by SteveS 2007-02-12 12:54||   2007-02-12 12:54|| Front Page Top

#4 I always believe the enviro-weasels are stupid AND lying.
Posted by DarthVader">DarthVader  2007-02-12 13:07||   2007-02-12 13:07|| Front Page Top

#5 BUT all the plants on which the flowers grow take in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and give off oxygen as a by-product! Seems like Valentine flowers could be a positive or maybe a break even!
Posted by Jim 2007-02-12 13:15||   2007-02-12 13:15|| Front Page Top


Bouquets of Flowers are sexist, 'specially since we don't get any.
Posted by Tell D Truth 2007-02-12 13:24||   2007-02-12 13:24|| Front Page Top

#7 What have they got against poor Africans?
Why don't they want the Africans to make money?
Posted by anonymous2u 2007-02-12 18:10||   2007-02-12 18:10|| Front Page Top

#8 #7 - No.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2007-02-12 19:44||]">[]  2007-02-12 19:44|| Front Page Top

#9 D ***ng it, but FOX said women wanted DIAMONDS!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-02-12 20:07||   2007-02-12 20:07|| Front Page Top

#10 But-t-t diamonds come from the earth, and everyt ime man takes out from the earth it weakens the earth's magnetic field thus increasing earth'c chances of being pulled into the Sun which arrogantly selfishly imperialistically belligerently refuses to surrender to Nuremburg.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-02-12 20:15||   2007-02-12 20:15|| Front Page Top

#11 First they came for the DDT. Now they want the flowers.

Someone made a mileage mistake. Africa to Britain would be closer to 3380 miles, not 33800.

Even with an almost 50% drop in Dutch imports, African imports are still less than 20% of the Netherlands. The largest importer remains to be identified, or people in Britain have actually stopped buying imported flowers,

It is clear the New Economics Foundation cannot add, subtract, divide, or multiply. If they cannot do basic math, why would we trust them for environmental science.
Posted by john">john  2007-02-12 20:25||]">[]  2007-02-12 20:25|| Front Page Top

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