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Location: Venezuela

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: READ THIS! Reply with quote

Hi people and friends. This lleter is written in the year 2070.

Don't get bored and read it, please. Kisses.


This is the year 2070

I have just turned 50, but I my appearance is of
Somebody of 85.

I suffer from serious kidney problems,
because I do not drink enough water.
I'm afraid I do not have much time left to live.
I am one of the oldest people in this society.

I remember when I was a child of 5.
Everything was very different then.
There were lots of trees in the parks, houses with beautiful
Gardens and I could enjoy having a shower for half an hour.
Nowadays we use towels with mineral oil to clean our skin.

Before, women had beautiful hair.
Now, we have to shave our heads to keep them clean without
The use of water. Then, my father washed his car with
Water coming out of a hosepipe.
Now, my son does not believe that water could be
Wasted that way.

I remember there were
SAVE WATER warnings on outside posters, radio and TV,
But nobody paid attention. We thought that water was to
Last forever.

Now, all the rivers, lakes, dams and underground water
Beds are either dry or contaminated.

Industry came virtually to a standstill and unemployment
Reached dramatic proportions.
Desalination plants are the main source of employment
And workers receive part of their salary in drinkable water.

Assaults at gun point on the streets for a jerry can of water
Are very common.

Food is 80% synthetic.

Before, the recommended quantity of water to drink
For an adult was 8 glasses a day. Nowadays, I am only
Allowed half a glass.

We now have to wear disposable clothing,
And this increases the amount of litter.

We are using now septic tanks,
Because the sewerage system does not work for
Lack of water.

The outside appearance of the population is horrible:
Wrinkled, emaciated bodies, due to dehydration, full of
Sores caused by ultra violet radiation, now stronger
Without the protective shield of the ozone layer.

Skin cancer, gastrointestinal infections and of the urinary tracts
Are the main causes of death?

Due to the excessive drying of the skin young
People of 20 look like 40.

Scientists investigate, but there's no solution to the problem.

Water cannot be produced; oxygen is also degraded due to the lack
Of trees and vegetation, and the intellectual capacity of the new
Generations are severely impaired.

The morphology of spermatozoa in many men has changed.

As a consequence, babies are born with deficiencies, mutations
And physical deformities.

Government makes us pay for the air we breathe,
137 m3 per day per adult person.

People who cannot pay are expelled from the "ventilated zones",
With huge mechanical lungs driven by solar power.
The air is not of good quality, but at least people can breathe.

The average life expectancy is 35 years.

In some countries, where there are still some green zones
Crossed by rivers, these are guarded by heavy armed soldiers.

Water became a very coveted treasure, more precious
Than gold and diamonds.

Where I live, there are no trees, because it seldom rains.
When it happens to register some precipitation, it is of
Acid rain.

The seasons have been severely affected by the atomic
Tests and by contamination from the 20th century
Polluting industries.

We were warned to look after the environment,
But nobody cared.

When my son asks me to talk about my youth,
I tell him about the green fields, the beauty of
The flowers, the rain, how pleasant was to swim
And fish in the rivers and dams, to drink all the
Water we could and how healthy people were.

He asks: Daddy! Why there is no water?

Then, I feel a lump in my throat!

I cannot help feeling guilty, because
I belong to the generation who contributed to the
Destruction of the environment or simply did not
Take into account all the warning signs.

Now our children
Pay a very high price!

I sincerely believe that within a short time life
On earth will not be possible, as the destruction
Of nature reached now an irreversible stage.

How I would like to go back and make mankind
Under stand… ...that we still had time to save our
Planet Earth.

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Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are solutions. We have the technology that can purify the dirty water etc etc. but the problem is I think the money. For example a car can drive with other fuels. few years ago I read that they manage that a car can drive with coconut milk. but why do we still use diesel etc?

money, money, money. People kill for money/fight/change. money is really has become a obsession in our daily life for most of the people. Who doesn't like money? that's what I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! Maybe you're right!!!
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