Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You don't need to believe in global warming to practice common sense.

"A human community depends on a diversity of talent."--Sir Ken Robinson

"It is never worth a first class man's time to express a majority opinion. By definition, there are plenty of others to do that."--G.H. Hardy (of Hardy-Weinberg fame)

Americans send about 38 billion water bottles a year to landfills. Considering more than 24 million gallons of oil — enough to fuel 30,000 cars for a year — are required to produce just one billion bottles, the environmental impact of plastic bottle waste is truly staggering.----Fishman, Charles. "Message in a Bottle." Fast Company Magazine July 2007: 110; Arnold, Emily, and Janet Larsen. "Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain." Earth Policy Institute. Dec. 2007; Larsen, Janet. "Bottled Water Boycotts: Back-to-the-Tap Movement Gains Momentum." Earth Policy Institute. 7 Dec. 2007.

Fiji Water produces more than a million bottles (of water) a day, while more than half the people in Fiji do not have reliable drinking water.----Fishman, Charles. "Message in a Bottle." Fast Company Magazine July 2007: 110

You can buy a half-liter of Evian for $1.35--17 ounces of water imported from France for pocket change. That water seems cheap, but only because we aren't paying attention. In San Francisco, the municipal water comes from inside Yosemite National Park. It's so good the EPA doesn't require San Francisco to filter it. If you bought and drank a bottle of Evian, you could refill that bottle once a day for 10 years, 5 months, and 21 days with San Francisco tap water before that water would cost $1.35. Put another way, if the water we use at home cost what even cheap bottled water costs, our monthly water bills would run $9,000.----Fishman, Charles. "Message in a Bottle." Fast Company Magazine July 2007: 110.

If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. That’s not gallons, but barrels."----From Oily Food, by Steven Hopp.

"A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule. If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections...then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind. If this rule were always observed...Greece had not been enslaved; Caesar would have spared his country; America would have been discovered more gradually, and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been destroyed."----From Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (via Stephen Jay Gould, Dinosaur in a Haystack--The Monster's Human Nature).

"To accept mediocrity is to wallow in ignorance."--Kathy Kennedy, my high school English teacher.

If should'ves were would'ves we would've wouldn't we?

"In Europe, an average car will get about 47 miles per gallon driving on the highway, and 36 miles per gallon in city traffic, whereas the average U.S car will get only 27 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 miles per gallon in city traffic."----Deon Melchior, Editor and Publisher of

"It's better to die fighting for freedom than to be a prisoner in all the days of your life."--Bob Marley

"Freedom is not free."--Unknown

"War, the price of freedom."--Unknown

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."--Albert Einstein

"Freedom is the last, best hope of Earth."--Abraham Lincoln

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid."--Dwight David Eisenhower

"It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you."--Dick Cheney

"I may disagree of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."--Voltaire

"Indifference is the essence of inhumanity."--George Bernard Shaw

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.