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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Friday, February 10, 2012

Prince George's County Shuts its Eyes to Bags, Liter and Trash

EPA Approves Trash Limit For Anacostia River

Thinking that if it does not see the plastic and debris lined water ways that are the final destination of the trash that does not make it to a proper container, bags will not be there, Prince George's County decides to plays ostrich when it comes to litter. The fee or tax on use of bags in Prince George's County died in committee.[1]  ON January 24th, 2012 I wrote that "without a willingness to try new things we are doomed to sink into a landscape filled with litter, trash, pollution and waste." I asked if "this what we want our community to look like?  I told the readers of my blog that Prince George's County "spent $2.15 million on for picking up roadside trash in the 2007 and $2.72 million in the 2008."[2]

Plastic bags snagged along the Northwest Branch in Chillum, MD. 
               So now we either are going to just let the trash pile up or all of us are going to divert tax dollars to pick up after those who find it easier to throw their plastic out the windows. It cannot be that economically challenged communities want to live surrounded by non-degradable litter; so it must be that some think it better to raise taxes on everyone to clean up the mess of a few.

                   This line of reasoning should surprise no one in this county as it is the guiding principle of the privileged elite and so should be of little surprise that many others would seek to flatter by disposable imitation. And one last thing, you get bet that the litter and bags will b picked up around Prince George's affluent neighborhoods at tax payer expense while the trash around the rest of us floats  out of sight; out of mind.    

 Where does Pri. Geo's Trash go? Trash Screen Sligo Creek


[1] David Hill. P.G. County bag tax proposal stalls. WashingtonTimes. February 8, 2012 [accessed February 9, 20120
[2] Thompson. What will it take to reduce the cost of cleaning up the litter, trash and pollution in our County? Prince Georgian. January 24, 2012. accessed February 9, 2012]

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