Re: Life Duty Death

Joseph Askew (
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 07:03:25 GMT

In article <> (Beese Erik William) writes:

>>>The bottom line is that our rivers are dying, our oceans are as well.

>>No they are not. Lying is not going to help you.

>Yes... They are... Acid rain has KILLED over half of the lakes in
>northern Canada, making the water unsafe for human consumption and need I
>remind you that Canada has approx. 33% of the worlds fresh water?

So we have gone over to a new claim. Not rivers and seas but
lakes. Name the lakes and I'll lay money I can buy a plane
ticket to go there and fish. With a fish catch guaranteed. If
you think Canada has a third of the world's fresh water I
suggest you get out into the real world and learn something.
You can start by looking up the Amazon and Lake Baikal in
any good encyclopaedia.

>The point is there are no fish to sell... Why do you think there is a
>fishing moratorium off the grand banks in Nfld, previously one of the
>most plentiful sources of fish in the world?

Because no one owns them. They belong to whoever fishes
for them. A situation crying out for trouble. Sell the
fish and then whoever owns them will look after them.

>>embarrassment of riches in fact. America is reforesting. The
>>rest of the world has little problem. We are not running out
>>of oxygen and the seas are our main source anyway. Few new
>>diseases actually kill anyone. Older ones are still not a

>Oh and cancer isn't an old disease... What about HIV?

Doesn't kill many people. No cancer is not an old disease.
We have a Greek name for it it is so old.

>>No they are not. Either shrinking or happening.

>OK then tell me why the water table in Texas has dropped 47 feet in 150
>years? Because we're using it faster than nature can replace it.

So you are.

>> We are
>>not even dying. On the contrary we are richer, happier,
>>longer lived, better educated, with more leisure time
>>than at any time in the past. Deal with it.

>Actually we have all this at the expense of our environment.

No we do not. We have it with our environment.

>I really don't like doing what I am about to say but:

>Which dream world do you live in... Read a geology text before you make
>such ignorant statements!

I suggest you do better than that and just look
around you.