Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool
Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.
Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?
Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?
2011-08-19-Dan Jacobson Letter
PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
I got another letter from Dan Jacobson in my email box. It starts out with what I belive to be blatant lies and gets worse:
"We know plastic bags are terrible for the environment: They pollute our oceans and beaches, harm wildlife, and contribute to the Pacific Garbage Patch — that toxic soup of trash swirling off our coast that's grown to be twice the size of Texas."
There is logically no way that grocery bags get to the garbage patch. If anything they get on our beaches. I don't think any have ever been recovered from the garbage patch at all, but I could be wrong. Certainly their not the normal trash from it. "We all know" is just them stating that it should be obvious to anyone without any proof at all, which there isn't any.
The Pacific Garbage Patch is falsely portrayed by most environmental groups. Its an area of the ocean where you can occasionally find a piece of floating trash. All the currents come together there and the trash runs together. I have not seen one single item collected there that could not be washed or tossed off a ship. Ships regularly dispose of trash and refuse at sea in international waters.
They trail nets behind their boats in the PGP for miles and then put the gleanings into jars that they show on TV. Yes there are bits of plastic in the water there. Yes it could be a problem. But the floating island of trash is a myth. A myth that is popular and serves political reasons.
I have looked into the Grocery Bag issue. I beleave that plastic and paper are on par environmentally. All the stores offer plastic bag recycling. The plastic bags are extremely quick and easy to make from practically nothing. The paper bags are more difficult to make but are bio-degradable.
The recyclable bags at first glance would be the ideal solution, but there are problems. Foremost is that these bags are made in the cheapest places possible. Child labor, lead, lots of bad ju-ju for you and yours and their and theirs. Second, did you ever consider what happens when you put a chicken in the bag one week and vegetables next week? So these bags should be washed regularly, which brings down their low footprint quite a bit. Of course the tin hat crowd will yell that we should all be veagans anyway to which I say (screw you, make your own decisions, not mine).
So we've got three contenders all with pluses and minuses. And we've got a group of people who are utterly convinced that they know what is best for everyone and want it put into law. I'm convinced that they are self important idiots.
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