Friday, June 06, 2008

go green!!

this is one of our excavators in action!
sweet, sweet action!!!




this is actually a comment i left over at csi Seattle's blog. he was having some troubles with a few commenters about one of his posts. he drives a big truck and enjoys it. some folks didn't appreciate his enjoyment or his big truck. left him some not so nice comments and he didn't like that at all...

its a big truck truck, who gives a shit. I'd drive a jacked up hummer if i had the money, my licence plate would read "yeah i am that asshole you bitch about."

i am the kid in school your parents warned you about as well...

i wanted to give him my side or version about how i feel about these high and mighty folks who "care so much about the planet". here was my comment, in case he deletes it. he doesn't want heat in his comment box and this might stir it up over there. sorry csi...


"that's pretty ff-ing funny if you ass me. the drama that is... I'll give you another side of the truck driving/gas wasting vs.hypocritical save the earth angle... where i work the trucks are all big. massive. our smallest truck is a crew cab f-250 long bed. we have transfer haulers that average about 4-5 miles a gallon (when empty of dirt, equipment, etc), transport trucks, portable concrete batch plants, thirty some odd pieces of equipment ranging from backhoes to bulldozers, (bigger than tanks, try a cat d-9 on for size)anyway, where we live folks are all about building green and carbon footprint, blah, blah, blah... do you know what it takes to build this stuff? first any of the materials found in these homes is manufactured "somewhere" right? well then its shipped via cargo ship, train, plane, transport hauler, etc... across the globe to the home site... which uses fuel, oil, kills animals in various ways right? then we haul our soot belching equipment to the pristine ocean view they spent millions buying,(i wont get into the evils of money here)and we dig. disrupting local plants and animals, ripping out trees and the like.then we line the dirt with various forgien materials, anti moisture barriers, plastics and treated gravels...lay a foundation you say? well then we bring in more trucks and pumps and will spread hundreds of yards or concrete embedded with fiberglass which will encase miles of wires and plastic tubing and conduits, galvanized pipes and the like...the wood used to form these foundations is normally discarded... thousands of board feet of lumber dumpstered... then we haul off your dumpsters in our d.o.t. rated dump trucks...when this is all done we dig large holes in the earth and install huge fiberglass tanks and trench in hundreds of feet of plastic piping so they can have the ease of flushing a toilet... then fifty or more feet of "leach fields" where the excess "black water" will run off and into the ground for years to come...lets take a little break here and realize that you cant get the next phase of your "green built" home done without construction work and construction workers. they will not be hauling their equipment and building supplies there on top of their prius or echo. they will need trucks, lots of them, four wheel drive versions to get up the dirt road we hacked into the side of the mountain and over the bridges we built with steel shipped over from china and Taiwan...when all this is done, the customer would generally like several back-up power options installed in to the network of the house. so we install generators and solar systems... (did you know it takes more energy and electricity to build a solar panel than it will ever produce in its life time?!?! ever! it could produce power for a hundred years and still not even come close... just thought you should all know that.) now the home owner will want to protect their home homes with some commercial grade chemicals rights? stains and weather proofing and the like right? i know there are some organic paints and stains, i have them in my home. but the average home builder does not like the maintenance involved with these products, so they use the ones with m.e.k. nasty stuff, makes babies with three arms and shit...then they will need to get water, either by drilling into the earth and finding it or tapping into a spring or pulling it from a nearby creek. more pipes, more wires, more fuel/energy/plastics into the air... and it lowers the aquifer an/or surrounding creeks.now they move in and want shit like t.v. and phone, perhaps some high speed Internet. more trucks show up and hack down some trees and set up plastic dishes and telephone poles and more cables and wires and fiber-optic nonsense.
is your home feeling green now?
so when you are out driving around in your hybrid feeling smug about how you are saving the world one step at a time your not... unless you live in a hollowed out tree stump and fly a kite to work, you are no better than anybody else who drives a four wheel drive truck to work and gets a sense of enjoyment out of it..."



wait until i post about how California should secede from the nation and we should start a "don't ask, don't tell policy with our working friends from the south....

15 comments:

MJ said...

I wanna drive a cat d-9 down the freeway of love!

INNER VOICES said...

it sounds like you are a natural born equipment operator! come on down!!!

denim said...

BANG!

take that...

nice rant.

INNER VOICES said...

thanks olmes... we see this evening, bbq right! have wild boar tenderloins and shoulders. some venison sausage left as well i think.. chicken...
what ever will i feed the vegetables, i could feed them vegatarians!!!!

FirstNations said...

voices, thats one of the most awesome things ive ever read on the net. that is EXACTLY why i blog. this is the type of stuff that you never see anyplace else; its immediate, its from the point of view of those involved and not influenced by the market. rock the fuck on with your bad self!
presEEEEEEEEEEEEENT ARMS!
Ribbed For Her Pleasure, we salute you!!
*yeah*
*oh yeah*
*yeah baby thats it*
*yeah baby*
*oh YEAH baby*
CEASE FIRE!
parAAAAAAAAAAADE REST!

hell yes I'm going to link this.

INNER VOICES said...

thanks nations!! after rereading it, its seems a bit ranty, but i was just trying to get a point across with out my normal "in your face, fuck you" attitude... i guess i have a hard time getting away from that... thanks for the kudos and the potential link-a-tude!!!

Suzanne said...

Well, well, well. I'm one of the commenters you ranted about at CSI. Thank you. I didn't realize my comment actually posted. I thought I deleted. Now I posted again. And you know what? It felt great. Why? Because I no longer have a funking BMW and nearly lost my life. So see, life is sort of simple and you learn pretty quickly who friends are. When you go through what I just did, let me know baby. I have a volin. I'm looking forward to playing it.

Suzanne said...

Oh, by the way, that "fucking!"

INNER VOICES said...

SUZ, im not sure where you were going with your comments... i knew it was you doing the "fuck you" posting but didnt think that was the important issue.. i understand that your accident has left you with no car and a mild hatred towards big truck drivers, but to take it out on csi? for enjoy the feel of the road in his truck?
i had an evil step monster when i was a kid for ten years... her name was suzanne, should we mix it up a little bit and have a go? i might have a bit more to say about people named suzanne than i do about earth friendly folks...
just a thought...

Suzanne said...

Oh stop it. Just call me by another name if necessary. I can't even imagine being equated with your step mom. Please don't put me there. Really honey. Please. I love you so much that to be in that space just breaks my heart. You can't put me there. Okay?

Yes, I have hatred. I'm sorry for that. Taking it out on CSI was wrong. You're right. Thank you for pointing out the obvious. You know what honey, you make me think and that's a wonderful thing. I'm terribly sorry and I'll apologize to him. Thank you for making me think. It's been a stressful few weeks, but that's no excuse. I love you you know. Thank you for always pulling me back.

With much love,
Me

oread the SSA said...

Oh man I love ya dude. 1st of, re: hybrids. Kinda whatcha said about how they come from SOMEWHERE, you don't just go out and pick them off of a dang tree. No! Most cars, foreign OR domestic (ha, they just have to be MOSTLY assembled here to be domestic, forget where they are MANUFACTURED) come from overseas. So they, what, swim over? Noooo. Big ol fucking barges.
Then when they get here, do they drive themselves to a dealership?! OF COURSE NOT. They are put on a big ol diesel truck and driven 1000's of miles. So, yeah, real fuckin green so far.
And then? Hybrids themselves? IN-E-FUCKING-FICIANT. How much energy is wasted in the damn transfer between gas and battery?! Too much to be worth buying one. Also, where the HELL do people think the electricity they use to juice em up comes from? Magical electricity fairies?! No dude. It's called coal. And there are more trucks and pollution and miner deaths involved in that end.
So fuck hybrids, and fuck smug hybrid drivers.
Seriously.
I hate how people forget that everything comes from somewhere, there's a process and none of it is usually too "green".

And the truck dude, what the hell, trucks are fun to drive. Anyone who disagrees has never driven one maybe, like the anti gun zealots who've never shot a gun in their lives. No respect for the radness and death factor.

And to Suzanne...dude...chill and remember everyone can drive like a fatal fucking asshole. Everyone. Even Honda owners. Trust.

Kookaburra said...

voices,
An honest post. You told it like it really is. I hope that you saw the funny side of my comment over at csi.

INNER VOICES said...

this wasnt a post directed at anyone in particular. i wasnt name calling anyone and wasnt trying to hurt anyones feelings... i didnt adress anyone or point any fingers. a lot of what i write is inspired by others comment, posts and the like. but i dont bring it out on any one... suz, if you think this post was for/about you, its not/wasnt and hope you dont think it was... the comments left by folks to you on csis blog were not of the caliber that you usally see there. name calling and poking fun at you was not my handy work nor did i subscribe. i simply ranted about being green. you had never said anything about being green, so i dont understand how you might have felt this was directed at you... it pertained to csis post. how they treated your comments there was a bit childish, they dont know you and how you can be. i do remember you did tell him to fuck off in some way so i cant help feel that that response may have brought the onslaught of comments in return... what am i to do here? ididnt say anything mean, yet you want an apology... is this what you were even talking about in the first place???

INNER VOICES said...

yipster!!! another great point about the evils of the world and how buzz words are more important than the actual value and efficientcy of the product. some one last night was asking cheese what kind of car she should buy. she said prius, i said hummer, she said prius, i said buy a prius, i dont give a shit. i'll drive over you with my hummer... thanks for the comment and input on our hypocritical nation of capitalismic consumers!!! loved it!

kook! i saw the humor. and my post after rereading was quite incomplete. i could have gone on and on some more... i dont know where i was in my head that day, but thats what i spit out. it seems to have rung a bell for some and made others feel bad. twas not my intent, but this is why we blog!!!

James said...

I live in a town thats lets me do what ever the hell I want. Yeah I'm an american, but that doesn't mean we are all free. I'm also canadian, and that means I get to travel where ever the fuck I want. I eat, sleep and drink like everyone else, but there is no one on the planet like me. Lucky for you all. Really I'm a nice guy, but you can't tell that from reading this blog and I won't try to convince you otherwise.