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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:http://www.adbusters.org/home/
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Adbusters are launching their "buy nothing day" again. Check out the link, posters and the tv spot - it only mentions North America, but Western Europe isn't far behind in consuming and buying and wasting things.



I'll probably not be buying nothing at all, but it's a good opportunity to think about how much we consume and if it's really necessary.



(though I don't think HoPpers are the typical consumer whores, except when there's fiery, flashy or colourful toys to buy)

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"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:.
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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:i think what jhon may be trying to point out is that the link appears not to work

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:erm..no it wasnt that . ubblol
It was one of those posting without thinking remarks. redface


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:ahhh ok

then i'll say it

the link does not appear to work for me


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:oh? it takes quite a while, maybe slow connections give up...



edit: try http://www.adbusters.org/home/
and click on the buy nothing day logo, it worked for me right now...

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"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:well, cause its the biggest retail day of teh year in teh states with thanksgiving and all...

i did buy some produce today for dinner, and some biscuts for a snack for the boy, but i think those can probably be forgiven in context....


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:we got fliers for this buy nothing dat in southampton... in southampton.
It made me feel quite ironic.... I cant' remember the last day i went shopping for clothes or luxeries...I have spent the last 364 days basically "buying nothing" so the first day after I get paid. is "buy nothing day"

The irony being the only day I have been shopping was Buy nothing day....typical


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Mew


Mew

newbie
Location: Nokia

Total posts: 10
Posted:The buy nothing today was in Tampere last friday. Flamma was performing in there.
Buy nothing day... I bought my first devil stick, Inferno-metalmagazine, chocolatecookies, CD's... No, I didn't bought anything. cool


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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:it was buy nothing day in oxford yesterday but i bought stuff before i found that out... oh well. biggrin

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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dream
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

dream

currently mending
Location: Bristol, New Zealand

Total posts: 493
Posted:Saturday in Bristol was fun...

We had face painting, hair braiding, free vegan food, percussion, anti-consumer carol singing and spinning (well I span... tim failed to spin, and I taught some guy how to spin a staff)


Then it pissed down with rain and became considerably less fun. frown


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Nietzsche

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SugarCoatedHell


member


Total posts: 33
Posted:Adbusters is a wonderfully correct but also saddning magazine about the state of our world. Keep speading the word.

There are no witholding taxes on the wages of sin.
~ It ain't a sin to crack a few laws, just don't break them. ~
~ I lost my reputation young, and never missed it. ~
~ She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong. ~

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