Matthew J. Franck
Robert P. George
William J. Haun
David T. Koyzis
Robert T. Miller
James R. Rogers
Russell E. Saltzman
100 gallons per person per day AT HOME????
Methinks there’s a little sleight of hand going on there — taking the total domestic *and* industrial use of water, dividing it by the population and claiming we use that much “at home.” Even with seven people, a dishwasher and a frequently-running washing machine, there is no possible way my household uses 700 gallons per day. And I’m sure we’re way above average for Americans, given family size and use of an above-ground pool.
I just pulled my water bill for 3rd quarter last year, when we’re at peak usage due to several kids in summer/fall sports and pool maintenance. We used about 31 gallons per person per day, or about 215 total.
When will people learn that you don’t motivate responsible people to responsible action by the use of non-credible rhetoric?
That number is probably skewed upward by the people who farm/garden for their own food.
That number also includes lawn watering. Still seems high to me, but I don’t have a lawn.
Blame it on an overdose on multiculturalism, but that video’s aggressively obnoxious music combined with a happy tour of our worldwide diversity forced me to recall many unpleasant moments of involuntary feel-good one-worldism shoved down my throat by the education system of my youth that I would prefer to digest and pass lest I vomit it all up in a technicolor spew. O tempora o mores.
King, I don’t know when you grew up, but I had the same reaction. But I got my dose of it in 1949, when a record called Little Songs on Big Subjects came out and my (communist) parents played it until I knew all the songs by heart. I just found it here:
Listening to the songs now makes me laugh hysterically. Although the multiculturalism of the 1940s at least recognized American culture as one of the multis.
Do people really use twice as much water for lawn watering on an *average daily basis year round from San Diego to Portland, ME* as they do for all other purposes? I’m doubtful. If they’re including farming in there, I could understand the numbers, but it would still be a pretty prejudicial definition of “at home” since few American farmers are subsistence farmers, but most instead run their farms as commercial enterprises.
“Blame it on an overdose on multiculturalism, but that video’s aggressively obnoxious music combined with a happy tour of our worldwide diversity forced me to recall many unpleasant moments of involuntary feel-good one-worldism shoved down my throat by the education system of my youth that I would prefer to digest and pass lest I vomit it all up in a technicolor spew. O tempora o mores.”
How sad for you…to feel forced to recognize that the typicall personn in the world is not a white-christian-North American male….oh geezzz…makes you want to puke, isn´t it? ¡Those evil multiculturalists of NatGeo!
Pentamom, lawn watering can be hideously water-wasteful, if you live in a place where there’s no rainfall.
Also lawnmowers are very dirty. They are exempt from the laws regulating automobiles for things like exhaust.
Lawns are worth it if you have someone who will actually be using them (for instance, kids who need space to play). But if someone is not going to use the lawn, it’s worth it to hire a landscaper to make it into a pretty landscaping that can survive with little maintenance. Even in southern California there are varieties that can survive on little water and yet still look nice (or you can put a rockscape in).
With all that said – I also believe these statistics are skewed.
I know how much water our household used – with or without the kids at home – and it’s nowhere near that figure. Someone threw in some stats to skew the figure.
I thought it was pretty obvious that King was referring to the heavy-handedness and general obnoxiousness of the propaganda.
No racism involved unless you really really work to see it there.
I much prefer the efforts of the Population Research Institute. Their 4 videos are excellent. And I’m guessing they hardly have even a fraction of Nat Geo’s budget.
View them here:
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