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The majority of the Amanpour viewers complimented and appreciated the video titled “Swimming in Stuff” by environmentalist activist/consumerist critic, Annie Leonard. The video was thought by most to contain all the necessary elements that detailed human consumption, waste and recycling. Praise for the facts narrated, the “powerful” information shared and the video’s creativity were extended. Lastly, many viewers felt this was a great “presentation choice” by Amanpour and her team.
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Christian – excellent choice of subject.
ref story of stuff
1. two-thirds to 99% of what almost all humans do is in efficicient, unproductive, useless rubbish
2. almost all humans are idiots and idiots can only relate to stupidity. The idiots only understand capital allocation to useless consumption of wealth rather than capital allocation to creation of wealth
3. The creation to consumption ratio of any entity determines its level on the evolutionary scale. The more evolved an entity the higher its creation to consumption ratio (i.e it creates more & consumes less)
Comments about “Swimming in stuff” if you missed it, you can watch it here: http://bit.ly/bhAubq
Mia Amani Thanks for posting this, Christine. I hope that everyone watches it.
The documentary "The Corporation" is a more detailed version of this. I'm sure it can be found somewhere on the net. When I left the US and visited Africa, the first thing that struck me was how much we consume and waste at home. In poorer countries, they reuse almost everything...
Dean MacRae This is a wonderfully put together, well researched, well presented, easy to understand, and overwhelming presentation. I hope Christine, that you keep the flag burning in this direction. In this wee "doco", amongst the wealth of information , they also wisely and critically , reflect on the role of the media in this hopeless consumptive cycle we are on, whom in many ways, you certainly represent. There is plenty of fodder in this 20 minutes to pursue and present, examine and disect, to help educate the people, which must be one of the first movements towards sustainability. ...
Peter Houston Annie Leonard did a wonderful job. I loved it. Annie very well exposed big Corporations and Capitalism. Big Corporations have their motto clearly written as- 'Money! Money! Money! More Money! To hell with human health and natural resources".