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Valentine´s Day Is an
Environmental Travesty

New Republic, by Jeffrey Ball

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/14/2014 12:50:11 PM

Friday is Valentine’s Day, the most saccharine holiday of the year. Ignoring it is noble social protest but, I can report from experience, risky domestic policy. Which is why, over the next two days, millions of consumers will be buying their significant others ridiculous red cards. According to the industry’s trade group, some 145 million Valentine’s cards are sold in the U.S. every year. Those cards are ridiculous not just because of the sappy sayings on their covers. They’re ridiculous because, on a planet of seven billion people, it’s nuts to buy a piece of card stock, place it into

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This is one of those people who won´t allow his kid to enjoy the Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy or Easter Bunny fantasy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: joew9, 2/14/2014 12:53:24 PM     (No. 9732556)

Jeffrey:
Mind your own beeswax.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/14/2014 12:58:49 PM     (No. 9732565)

And going out to dinner when you could stay home and eat celery. Come on people!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/14/2014 12:59:56 PM     (No. 9732566)

Ya know, the only joy marxists have in their lives is when they spoil the happiness of others.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/14/2014 1:02:36 PM     (No. 9732571)

I´m really sick of these meddlesome and self-seeking leftist morons. At the end of this grueling article he ends up buying a box of Valentine cards for his daughter at her request. Aren´t you glad he´s not your father?? Unfortunately it is getting more difficult to ignore them because all of their radical, insane theories are becoming a reality with laws that Democrats regularly pass or 0bama will just issue an executive order.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 2/14/2014 1:03:04 PM     (No. 9732572)

Looks like somebody can´t get a date. LOL

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/14/2014 1:03:09 PM     (No. 9732573)

You know what´s even more ridiculous than buying a card one day a year?

It´s buying/subscribing to a hard copy of the National Review Magazine - 24 issue a year!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/14/2014 1:04:20 PM     (No. 9732575)

And so´s your mother, you leftist nitwit!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/14/2014 1:06:11 PM     (No. 9732578)

Jeffrey: Bite me.

Strong letter follows.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 2/14/2014 1:06:25 PM     (No. 9732579)

No Valentines for Jeffrey this year or ever. Environmental disaster averted.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/14/2014 1:08:55 PM     (No. 9732583)

Liberals are the most miserable people in the world.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/14/2014 1:11:25 PM     (No. 9732587)

#6, this piece is from the New Republic, very different from National Review.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/14/2014 2:19:44 PM     (No. 9732670)

#11 Ooops ... thanks. That´s what I meant to write ...

Everyone - just ignore #6 above.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: leonardo, 2/14/2014 2:20:53 PM     (No. 9732671)

The environmentalists´ cult is simply anti-human: WHATEVER humans do, it´s somehow "bad" for the planet. NewsFlash to Ball - HUMANS are THE most important thing on this planet.
As such, we need to be good caretakers of the planet AND balance same against the needs of humanity.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/14/2014 2:25:51 PM     (No. 9732680)

I´ll send my wife over to your house to pound your head...she loves Heart Day!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/14/2014 2:31:24 PM     (No. 9732686)

I´m only surprised he didn´t condemn cupid with his ´weapon of war´ bow & arrow.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: fobo, 2/14/2014 2:40:30 PM     (No. 9732701)

Jeff can take the money saved on paper Valentines and buy English lessons. It´s "effect change", not "affect change."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/14/2014 2:41:41 PM     (No. 9732704)

Our son sent his mom an e-mail Valentine´s card from college once.

Never again, though.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Starfire, 2/14/2014 3:25:27 PM     (No. 9732767)

Five years ago, my sisters and I were cleaning out my parents’ house after Mother’s death (Daddy had passed the year before). In his office, we found a collection of valentines in a cigar box. No, not from my mother. They were from an elementary class in their hometown of Memphis, TX. Like thousands of other small town boys, Daddy had joined the military to fight the axis powers. He was in training as a glider pilot about the time he received the cards.

The valentines were signed in childish scrawls. One was even addressed to Daddy by his nickname, ´´Mr. Teeny´´.

It says something very special about the act of writing with pen and paper that a man like my dad would keep a handful of children’s valentines for 65 years. Unlike an email, paper is something you can hold in your hand as solid proof that you are loved and cared for. For a soldier, it is a physical reminder of those you have sworn to protect.

This is more than a Valentine’s Day story. It’s a reminder to the rest of us that emails, facebook and twitter can never replace a card or a letter to those who need a reminder that they are loved and remembered whatever the occasion may be.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/14/2014 3:37:04 PM     (No. 9732779)

Lovely story, #18. Thank you for sharing it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/14/2014 10:41:21 PM     (No. 9733120)

Any occasion to be nice to another person is not a travesty. The time to select a card, address the envelope, and mail it means you care about someone.

On the other hand, Jeffery is probably just a cheapskate, and you couldn´t read his handwriting anyway. Another person raised by the Me Generation without empathy.

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