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No More Days at the Beach May 30, 2010

Posted by voolavex in Social Issues.
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 BP has this to consider:  The Planet Earth.

 
Marine life – mammals, fish, and birds destroyed, habitats gone, fishing industry destroyed. Economy plummets. Pollutants become part of the weather cycle. Rain despoiled. Humans suffer effects. Illness rises. People die .  Hospitals overwhelmed.
 
Tourism devastated. Economy plummets. Jobs of every kind, eliminated due to lack of  disappeared funds and  factors undetermined. Seawater tainted for ages and ages unknown ages.  Beaches ruined. Travel suffers. Economy plummets. Worldwide.
 
Food chain altered for foreseeable future. Fish vanish from diets. Fish based foreign economies die due to lack of trade. Eventual extinction of water breathing and other aquatic creatures. Marshlands, mangroves, small islands face ruin or worse.  Decaying aquatic life introduces bacteria and other elements into food chain and water supply with unpredictable effect.  Deep currents pick up oil and allow it to flow worldwide. Into deep sea beds, coral reefs and places we cannot even predict.
 
Be angry. Be very angry. Be angry at offshore drilling which had this scenario written large in it since the first drill hit the sea bed. Be angry at governments who place petroleum profits and hunger before the health of this one small planet.  Be angry there is nowhere to go to escape this. Think about the ice and what will happen when it is part oil and part water. Think about penguins,polar bears, seals and otters. Realize that BP (or any other drilling op) NEVER had a plan B . Never had a real fix. Did not care. 
 
When you are pointing fingers, blame ALL the countries who supported this – including our own.  Don’t pin it on the individual heads of state who are here now and came when it began . They were not alone.  Politicians still exist for whom the words “drill baby drill”  resonates with gusto.  But we started drilling a long time ago.  It was always risky.  What the hell.  Take the risks and worry about the results later.  In fact don’t worry – there’s oil in them thar’ waters.  Black gold.  Texas tea. 
When did we actually start to believe we could do whatever we wanted on this planet and not  have to pay one day.  I think 36 days ago the note came due.  Now what?  Now what?  Now?  What?

The Sarah Palin Chronicles – The Final Exam September 11, 2008

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The Sarah Palin Chronicles  – The Pop Quiz
 
The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.”    Henry Louis Mencken
 
Time’s up – Sarah has dazzled them with her charm, wit and wacky views on reality.  Now it’s time for the Dems to stop the grinnin’ and drop the linen.  Find a way to defuse an out of control reaction to a pure wack job and win the election.  Aren’t you sick of her?  I am and therefore I am hoping to end the SP Chronicles today (if it’s possible) by requesting answers from her to the following questions:
 
If you do not believe in abortion for any reason – how do you propose that women made mothers by force or apathy will support and raise their children with less social programs and no support system in place?  What is your response to a doctor insisting it must be done for the life of the mother or both will die?
 
What do you think has caused Global Warming if not the presence of man and man-made problems.  If you believe that God has done it – why do you think he has chosen now to do it?
 
Do you think that the Middle East War is equivalent to the Crusades?
Why does God want this if the Muslims also believe in one God.
Why do you pray that there is a plan as if you are doubtful?
 
Would you allow anyone’s creationism (basically the religious basis for the presence of man on earth) to be taught in public schools?  There are many different theories in religious belief of the Creation.  Would you be all inclusive and also allow Darwin to be taught. Would you allow Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, Inuit, Santeria, Voudou and all the others to be explored.  If not, why?
 
How would you feel if you were not allowed to marry the person you loved?
 
What if you had Gay children and they did not “change”?
 
Do you agree with David Brickner that terrorism in Israel is punishment for the Jews?  If so, why?
Where do the Jews fit in your beliefs?
Where do the Catholics fit?
 
Since the “Bible” was written centuries ago in Aramaic and other languages – how do you justify that the words in an English bible are literally the spoken word of God? 
Do you believe in the Rapture?
 
Why does your sect think that this country is a Christian nation?
Who has said this and is in a position of authority to make this a statement not an opinion?
 
Do you think the Founding Fathers were heathens?
 
Do you think that God speaks to you directly?
 
If intelligent design should turn out to be extraterrestrial in origin and not God given – will that be okay with you?
 
Where do you think Polar Bears will live without their necessary environment? How will they thrive and increase their numbers?
 
If we are trying to redeem the earth, why not put our energy into better energy than anyone’s oil?
 
I think these are salient points that she should answer them without a script.
Immediately after they are all answered clearly  I think we should step back and reassess how she fits into the running of this country.  There is still time to make changes and those with courage should be able to decide if changes are in order.
 
Missionary work has shown to be very detrimental to the non-believers who are converted by the “do it or else” method.  Christianity in its extremist incarnations has ruined many fine civilizations and methods of government.  Inasmuch as Christianity – no matter how the believers spin it – is not even monotheistic – we might have done far better with more, rather than less deities.
Whatever you believe, believe this – Sarah Palin is a bad choice for Vice President and she needs to be available to answer my questions and anyone else’s before we all find ourselves rolling on the floor and speaking in tongues.
 
I don’t seem to get any comments on these posts – I welcome them and I would really like to hear comments on this one.

America: Going Out of Business July 9, 2008

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According to Wikipedia among the conditions separating a recession from a depression is the length of time it lasts. I refer you to Wikipedia for this macroeconomic mumbo-jumbo because it all sounds like obfuscation (as opposed to stagflation) to me. Having said that I can now believe in my heart that anyone reading this has gone straight to Wiki to figure out the situation personally.

Have you ever read Alan Greenspan’s favorite author? Ayn Rand tells a good story – but she clearly was a right wing nut when it came to money and how you get it and who is entitled to it. She was a consummate corporate shill from the jump and cleverly coined the term objectivism for her personal credo. I think her choice of words was brilliant. Who doesn’t want to be “objective”? It’s the highest form of accolade – juries are advised to be objective in the dispensing of equal justice. But read the philosophy she invented and you will ask yourself “Who is John Galt” and why do we want to find him anyway? He was a greedy bastard. Ayn basically, sort of thought, in a way, that it was every man for himself, get as much money as possible and for God’s sake don’t give any thought to anyone who doesn’t or can’t do the same because they don’t really count. It could be summed up by saying the rich get and stay rich and the poor don’t exist and therefore deserve nothing at all. Read Atlas Shrugged and tell me you don’t see terrifying parallels. Except hers was a work of fiction.

With this in mind, I do believe The United States of America is going out of business. If I thought the current resident of the White House could actually read, I would suspect he read Atlas Shrugged and loved it. Let’s assume Greenspan gave him the Cliff Notes. Shall I blame our current administration for putting personal gain before the welfare of the country? Shall I call the current administration a sackful of greedy bastards who sold the populace down the river without a paddle, a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of? Shall I name the river “The Shitz”. At this point, the question is moot. We are engaged in an economic maelstrom that has spun so far out of control we need no longer curse the Decider because he doesn’t give a Texas damn. Never did.

Gas is almost $5 dollars a gallon – something to do with back room politics and oil profiteering, I suppose. There is no offset in wages to make this an equitable situation. Since the damn country loves it some oil, I suspect this is a long term condition.

We got the Bejesus bombed out of NYC 7 years ago. The space left behind is still out of business. The perpetrator eludes capture (if in fact he is even alive anymore – they do great stuff with holograms at Disney). Over 3,000 people died in that ugly event and it was hideous. Apparently the best and smartest way to thump our chest to send a message is to: send Americans into a country that was not implicated in the 9/11 attacks, run a religious, civil war that does not concern us and in the process, rack up 4,000 US souls as a way of showing somebody (not sure who) that we know how to fight a war and someone better pay attention. How many of you actually feared Saddam Hussein? Nightmare afraid?  Do you sigh with relief every day that he is gone for good – hanged by the neck until dead. This feel good charade costs $5K a minute to buy into everyday. The lost American lives in Iraq exceed the loss of lives on 9/11 and so instead of limiting our losses we doubled them and we show no sign of stopping. Makes me think of Vietnam. I don’t like to think of that illegal war either.

There are fewer and fewer jobs available in this country because we send all our ideas and business to China. I spend more time trying to find a product NOT made in China than an Orthodox Jewish housewife does hunting for the OU. If I recall a while back Red China was not a country we found very democratic. Tiananmen Square showed us how it goes in China if you speak out and it is an image that will not fade from my psyche anytime soon. Since damn near everything China stands for politically is the antithesis of our Constitution I have yet to figure out why we owe them so much money and why we send our specs over for the creation of cheap, crappy products made by oppressed workers. Think about really pricey shoes and bags – anything over $500. You only have to research where they are made to find out that some high ticket designer has gone to the East and paid very little to charge very much for “factory made in China shoes” and other items. The old silk purse out of a sow’s ear – but it is actually happening. Gets my goat. Plus they poison us now and then by being just as greedy as the rest of the consumer driven world.. Killer pet food, deathly children’s meds and that old standby – lead paint. God knows what else that we don’t know about.

Retirement has become the next season of Survivor for all of us over 55. Health care – get ready to die in despair. Big Pharma – yummy – let’s suck as much as we can from the poor health consumer and get rich. My hat is off to the Gay community for making HIV/AIDS a political issue and finding a way to treat people with the virus no matter what their financial situation. But it took work and still does. It happened because that community and others with AIDS in their demographic refused to take no for an answer. When we discovered it wasn’t a “gay” disease – the infrastructure was already in place for the health care. Pension plans – soon to be missing from your future. Employer paid medical benefits – in no time flat you will get a cheap first aid kit, made (of course) in China and they will still take it out of your paycheck every month. And that will be healthcare. This country – conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are equal and entitled to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, in eight sickening years has effectively sold out the population and in the current climate – it won’t be the New Deal that will fix it. We have run out of New Deals. There are no deals left. We have no GDP – we have 70 year olds working to put Ensure on the table; we have “American” companies leaving the work force unemployed because it’s cheaper to do it overseas. And yet we are still urged to buy, rent, upgrade and improve our condition by going shopping. Who thought this up?

The housing crisis – who got that ball rolling? And how could anyone be suckered so completely by a scheme that didn’t make a lick of sense and still doesn’t. It is very difficult to find any employment without a fixed address – living in a car parked in someone’s driveway is not considered a fixed address. Empty, ugly McMansions glut the market and sit, unoccupied, while families are being raised in homeless shelters.

The economists may not consider it a depression, but I am depressed. And sad and ashamed of what has been done right before our eyes. We have been hijacked by the government in power and no one seems as angry as they did when our last Chief of State got some from an intern. I just do not get it. I am angry and I am still very depressed.

 

www.Wikipedia.org – check out recession and Ayn Rand and obfuscation

http://usliberals.about.com/od/homelandsecurit1/a/IraqNumbers.htm

 

 

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