Sunday, June 19, 2011

America the beautiful

I was walking along the Mall today in Washington D.C. At one point I saw the shameful sight of two garbage cans piled high with plastic water bottles directly next to a public water fountain. An adjacent vendor was doing a brisk business selling more bottled water. I guess it is fitting, in the place reserved for our nation to showcase monuments to fallen soldiers and past leaders, that we would similarly host a monument to our nation's over-consumption for all the world to see.

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