• Rose72

    “it takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef; by contrast, one pound of wheat requires 25 gallons of water from seed to harvested grain. Not only does meat production require a lot of water, but it also pollutes the little bit we have left. In the U.S., for instance, it is responsible for the nitrate pollution of groundwater, causing significant public health damage. In this context, it is not small news that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a federally appointed panel of nutritionists, decided to factor in environmental sustainability in its recommendations. Its new federal dietary guidelines? Eat less meat because it’s better for you… and for the environment. We have come a long way since Frances Moore Lappé’s seminal book Diet for a Small Planet. The meat industry may be kicking and screaming in outrage, but kudos to the members of the committee for officially connecting the dots between public and environmental health.”

  • ilovenudism

    SEE, they have been waiting for this! Irvine Water District has been overcharging their customers fines fir years now! Then they started bragging how flush with money they have charging people like me up to $585 a month in fines WHEN I NO LONGER USED WATER OR LIVED IN THE HOUSE!!! When I lived there I was blackmailed to pay the fines because, what are you going to do, not pay and not have water? So I paid, UNTIL I moved out , and then I saw the truth! They are scamming the people of Irvine with their fines and becoming rich on their customers backs! Recently, at meetings with other water districts, they bragged about how much money they have ( up to 10 times the amount of other districts because of these fines!) When I read that Newport Beach was looking at Irvine’s fine system I called the City Manager and told him he better not copy those criminals! By the way, I went back and demanded my money for the three months that the house went through escrow empty. They refused until I swore I would bring the media and a lawyer to my next meeting with them and I would open a class action lawsuit! They quickly refunded my three month $1500 bill of which $1200 was fines the other was the actual bill for water ($86 per month times 3). I told them and showed them the meter that wasn’t moving since they said “you must have a bad leak!” I said with that kind of water bill, there would be a ten ft. wave going over my house made of vodka every 5 minutes! WELL< here it comes guys! Now they can rob you BLIND under the pretext of fines for overuse!

  • Rose72

    Several years ago, I planned on making some renovations to my home. I was very interested in using materials from sustainable resources and were considered “green.” Many of these materials were more expensive. My architect, who designed the renovations, informed me it had been his experience the wealthy people who could easily afford these materials but did not buy them. Its very sad in deed to learn now that the wealthy are also inconsiderate when it comes to our water supply.