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Monday, May 21, 2012

Climate questions

We are on the precipice of a world of hurt. Seriously the whole world is in trouble because of global warming, climate change and the consequences of really stupid corporate influence in governments.
From Canada's tar sands projects to the USA & Mexico drillin' & spillin' in the Gulf. China has plans to build more coal fired power plants and Japan's PM is pushing to fire up another nuclear fiasco.
Stupidity remains in the driver's seat despite scientists & environmentalists crying foul for decades.

Here I pose some questions that seem all too cliche.
Do the powers that be lack hindsight?
Is the rear view mirror optional?
Can leaders lead, learn from the past and move forward?
Do they understand Einstein's definition of insanity?
There appears to be a massive learning curve.

The definition of ignorance is a lack of knowledge and stupidity is when knowledge is ignored.

I have to applaud Germany taking the lead with really fantastic and encouraging progress in solar.
China & India are also exploring their options. I hope they choose to invest in solar and abandon the nukes & coal.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Amendment One

People went to the polls to vote on Tuesday May 8.
The people of North Carolina went to the polls and approved "Amendment One" which is a constitutional amendment to the state's constitution that is anything but constitutional. 61% of these pinheads legislated their beliefs and pulled a "Santorum".
This is truly embarrassing as I also live & breathe in NC and am pretty sure the rest of the world finds this blatant display of bigotry as 16th century puritanical bullshit. The whole idea of "rights & freedoms" appears lost on some much less a generalized concept of "equal rights for everyone".

from HuffPo...  "I think it sends a message to the rest of the country that marriage is between one man and one woman," Fitzgerald said at a celebration Tuesday night. "The whole point is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design based on the demands of a group of adults."

This is a double whammy for NC as it already had banned "gay marriage" but now more distinctly defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman. It even goes further to ban civil unions and any of the legal rights of couples or women's rights to file in unmarried domestic partners abuse issues.

North Carolina is in good company with about 30 other states that have engaged discriminatory legislation of gays and to deny them the same rights as others. In my mind this is one more nail in the coffin of those that can't separate church & state like we're supposed to.
So let's give churches the same consideration they give others and tax 'em just like everybody else.

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