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Barbie?

I found this while surfing:

http://www.girlgames.com/barbie-wind-princess-dress-up.html

“Barbie Wind Princess Dress Up
Barbie is queen of the winds, and as the super powered goddess of the breezes, she’s here to bring the sky down to an appropriate level. Find and harness that power to build a wind powered sewing machine to build the perfect dress for this princess. Barbie can travel on the wind, so make sure she’s traveling in style!”

I cannot find the instructions for that wind powered sewing machine anywhere in the game.  Lots of costumes that are magically moved to Barbie.  Maybe the wind powered sewing machine is magic too.  Of course it is.  There’s no such thing, but when trying to sell impossible ideas to innocent children, magic and lies and misrepresentations are the name of the game.

This also displays a complete lack of understanding of the history of sewing.  There were treadle sewing machines that required no electricity, just foot power.  I sewed on one when I was—my mother had it.  They’re still out there if you want one.  The idea that you would need wind power to make a sewing machine work is just wrong.  Same is true of many machines:  you can get reel-type lawnmowers, treadle lathes for woodworking, etc.  NO WIND is in any way required.  This is another misrepresentation intended to fool people into thinking wind is the answer.  Better education on tools and how they work would be money better spent.

http://www.energy.gov/articles/5-energy-halloween-costumes-you-can-make-home

Costumes for your little political pawn to wear on Halloween.  Again, it’s fine to prostitute your kid for the sake of useless monstrosities that kill birds, destroy the landscape and do nothing but make already rich corporations stealing taxpayer money.  My suggestion:  Dress up as that eagle that the wind turbine whacked out of the sky.  Sure, some may find that offensive—people often find the truth offensive if it threatens their sacred beliefs.  At least the bloody, dead eagle is honest.

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