It takes 12 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce ONE POUND of beef.
Livestock generates 65% of all human-related nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more warming to the environment than carbon dioxide; 37% of all human-related methane, which 23 times as warming as CO2; and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain.
"If you care about the planet, it's actually better to eat a salad in a Hummer than a cheeseburger in a Prius."
-- Bill Maher
Interesting article about the effects of income inequality and a good graph to show how it's grown and grown and grown since the 1970's.
How Income Inequality Is Damaging the U.S. - Forbes
Last edited by myyams; 11-03-2012 at 12:28 PM.
Nobody just "made up" the cut off of $250K-- that is mathematically the top 1%. It doesn't bother you that the richest 400 Americans have as much wealth as the poorest 150M Americans? I assure you. Not all of those 150M people are lazy, unmotivated, uneducated, or whatever else you think about them.....
The rich are getting richer and richer and richer. Nobody is suggesting that the rich don't make more money, just that to pay for three wars everyone has got to pitch in.
And Alissa-- I love that Forbes article.
And it isn't like we have many government employees.
Total Government Employment Since 1962
We have FEWER federal gov't employees than we did in 1962. The number inched up in 2010, but that was bc of temporary census workers. The population has grown since 1962--so you'd think that the number of employees would, too. But nope. I don't know why some people think that the gov't is just this growing employer just sucking up tax dollars.
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