If A Tree FallsIs it possible it can all add up now and earn sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on sixty-six per cent of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one that can seriously deny java prices? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention growing up or possibly they can be repressing their memories, because it's certainly not the best way I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all one has time for is work and sleep, regarding the price of food, energy, insurance, increasing? That's a reality. The 2 " in 30-minute rainstorms, which we've got had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it add up when the tree hits the car or house, or if you find no longer shade to allow for the children to be the yard and they also receive third degree burns from your playground slide? I don't keep in mind that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon since they did, but they can be just trees and you'll crank up air conditioning and turn into inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights come in the constitution and also by God which includes comfort.
The shattering fact in my opinion is that individuals have no curiosity about what makes sense and no desire for the truth; or should I say so the majority are so cock-sure they know the reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up within the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by one among my daughter's college friends in their summation of his side of your political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why can't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned a lot of cash despite no knowledge and little effort, apart from socialibility and staying in the right place on the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people will not be contrite, these are bitter. They believe they've got a right on the continuation with this money, a to spend and employ resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their directly to easy money, whatever the snow globe economy fantasy that's created for it to take place, and regardless of the it means in the future. They believe the economy can and must expand forever.
Cars tend to be more important versus the highways they drive on, and houses will be more important versus the neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to the telltale people an endeavor to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools plus the virtual order of the civilization emanates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, and since invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations much less know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education would have to be a realtor or possibly a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude could make the world a painful, polluted and unholy spot to live.
And that's just about where we have been. Is it possible for doing this to add up?
The car- ahh- your vehicle. The squeeze poor can look middle class plus the middle class can seem wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the road. The car would be the coarse, indelible concise explaination status. Small cars are achievable immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort at any expense. They must control of the mountain passes and spare the youngsters the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we have now the to cheap gas. No one can make us escape our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't pretty much experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands need to be open to your internal combustion contrivance around. Owning and driving a vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is with the bill of rights. Somewhere missing would be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an fascination with what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question to your masters in the universe the 2% with corralled 60% of all of the money is. If you're so rich, why website can't you be smart?
What is missing is a great sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's similar to the middle of any football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there isn't a room for you personally on the team. The game went from 11 to six players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear with the game And the experience is beyond town. You're odd man out.
But the rich were smart enough to rig the overall game to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest in their own business as well as us which is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker together with the home in La Jolla has become bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and contains bought a house which will be underwater, literally, in very few years. He can turn to Florida but his seafood will probably be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to get outside so from his air-conditioned family room he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up for the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing for that natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed beautiful, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remainder, to generate his fortune.
It reminds me from the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe through the plague. In a go to steer clear of the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves of their castles. The rats in addition to their fleas were ready and expecting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that steer clear of the plague since they can be mobile and free'but certainly, just like ignorant with the cause in the death because the nobles.
Ignorance, even though it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit the world, nevertheless they may not need to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, however, not the people still in tents or trailers, not period of time shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, and not the results. Sometimes the outcome are not even measured like Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted together with the jet stream straight on the West coast and after that on to get caught by my personal west side in the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the image just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just an exotic streak of bad luck; without the need of effect, no cause; No wipeout of the earths, nor absence of that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate control over environmental laws that can safe guard the resources we must live; no knowing that 'if you poison our planet the world will poison you'. Will a tree ought to drop on your own head for this to 'hit home'?
All of us have to come to grips with his excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders for this are within the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to get its oil and gas and coal extracted west in the Mississippi, for that most part, until the gas main discovery within an area supplying the waters to New York City. It may be exciting to discover the extraction method know as fracking produce a blip within the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are away from sight and soon away from mind until they can be on your head. Hopefully the actual fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima plus the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time can come as there are ultimately no winners in the climatic change lottery.
I am particularly serious about one fantasy that we've been experiencing, and wishing operating our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads you observe on TV. There is clean energy, but it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government familiar with invest in this type of thing, and also to being crippled by politics, we have been crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is reasonable[ish] energy is cheap on the pump, in comparison on the rest of the globe. This we've got subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it can be becoming expensive due to its effect on climatic change but, maddeningly, there isn't a mental connection to the telltale 'externalized' costs we're also beginning to spend the money for inability cost us our very lives. The gas main industry genuinely does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to generate any efforts to cut back it's carbon footprint getting hired OUT from the ground. It flares and fracks when needed, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site can be an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And trust me we will live to regret the a lot of gallons of water that is rendered unusable by utilization in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible from your extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside forest and there's no one there to see it, does it produce a sound?
When a tree falls with your head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462