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  • The Oil Ride by Linh Dinh

    The Oil Ride by Linh Dinh

    May 6, 2010

    1967—In “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire advised Ben, “I just want to say one word to you—just one word.” “Yes, sir.” “Are you listening?” “Yes, I am.” “Plastics.” “Exactly how do you mean?” “There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” “Yes, I will.” Plastic is oil, hardened. By 2010, there would be plastic patches the size of Texas to choke both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Thanks to the chemical phthalate in plastic, male genitals are shrinking worldwide, and sperm counts are way down, though not low enough, unfortunately, to slow down this full-throttle-ahead “love” boat. World population is approaching seven billion, with about 30,000 people starving to death each day. — from Linh Dinh's fantastic "The Oil Ride" at Counterpunch

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