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Response to bvar22 (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 02:40 PM

100. Beautiful does not even begin to describe the south

 

I have never, in all my life, experienced such cognitive dissonance. It is absolutely breath-taking and some of the people are so toxic. Its almost as if the beauty is too much. If the south were deep blue, it would be the best place in the world.

I used to push my students by saying.... imagine unlimited free energy thru the use of a vast solar and wind infrastructure and all of us getting along at the same time. Then I would scream....AHHH, it hurts. And you know what, even the conservative students got the joke. This is what could be.....and it sounds pretty great....and it hurts so bad to know that it isnt and that at times we feel powerless to bring about that type of change.

Thanks for the pick Bvar22, makes me home sick. Im in the great northwest now and its also really pretty, but there is nothing-and I mean nothing (in the U.S) like the architecture and natural environment in the Big MIS. The combination is absolutely perfect and some people are so good at integrating their building designs and landscaping its almost as if they challenged themselves to recreate some "staged" picture.

One random side note, if the south were deep blue, it would be soo vastly superior to the rest of the country in terms of all types of productivity because people can basically do everything all-year. In the north, much of our productivity is either halted or diminished about half of the year. And by productivity I am not referring to just capitalistic productivity but also things such as the productive aspects of different forms of community building and social services. The south will rise again.....like a big blue whale cresting out of the ocean!!

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