For some reason Cigarette smokers seem to think it is OK to throw their cigarettes out the window when they are done! WHY, is it because they are mad that we are making them stop? Charging more for cigarettes? Causing Cancer, oh wait, we aren’t doing that, the cigarettes are, dirtying their ashtrays? … THIS HAS to stop! If you see someone doing this HONK, take a picture (Not while driving), CALL them on that. Careful… these smokers get a little testy when you call them on this. This is NOT your house, and we ain’t your mother.
I call this trashing the land – Personal Environmental Irresponsibility LITTER has taken a VERY BACK seat to Al’s global warming. His message has certainly had nothing but a great effect and has spearheaded a movement in the right direction. But, it leaves out the very simple task of making everyone accountable for their actions-littering. Folks say, how can I help, it’s the big boys that have made this planet a muck, they marketed me, my life, my car, my supplies at work, the very products that surround me, what can I do?
Granted we try what we can but while we try in mind our bodies still LITTER. Now stop and ask yourselves, do I litter, paper, cigarette butts, (75% of the litter every year is cigarette butts). I would not want to litter in my new car ashtray that is what the streets are for. That is what someone told me one day when I asked them why they dumped their butts on the ground. People are paid to pick up our trash. People are paid to kill people, does that make it right? I have even had folks tell me “it’s a whole movie thing” when you are smoking and it comes to the end of your cigarette and you toss it with a sense of disregard, Kind of James Dean-ish. Thank you, Hollywood for that programming of our world.
As an ensemble, I just think that if you lie and it becomes second nature some day before you know it you will have a Library. The same goes for Personal Environmental Irresponsibility – LITTER, if you litter and just don’t care, how can you parade on the streets to save Mother Nature? You can’t say no to drugs if you sell them in the first place. We can’t point the finger with one hand and litter with the other. That is called a hypocrite and that is an art best left for the politicians. I think it is time to start simple, every person, one person at a time STOP littering, don’t police others, I used to think that was the key to make folks aware of what they are doing, but that only makes folks mad and want to do it more.
Live by example, but first set the example. Ok, here is the secret we are passing on: Don’t trash our land throw it in a can. I like that, PLEASE pass it on, and if you can’t, just keep saying it to yourself, over and over again. I bet you will not only see a major difference in the land we live on and the air we breathe but also we will see better attitudes in our people. Then maybe the big boys will feel the pressure to create better ways to create and get rid of their waste.
Take pictures of these people and post on the Internet as Environmental Trashers! Let the world know… maybe this will stop this disrespect.
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What is Skelpt Arse?
To use a splendid bit of sadly, now seldom-used Scottish vernacular, whose 'arse' definitely needs 'skelpt'?
Who or what has been letting you down, letting our magnificent country down or who generally needs brought into line. Politicians? Overly politically-correct-mandarins? Jobsworth civil-servants? Service industry specialists who've not been servicing? You tell us!
We've got a sliding scale of 'skelpitness' from a light smack or a pure, red, stinger? You decide!