If A Tree Falls

Is it possible it'll all get together now and produce sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 60 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets to be raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a individual who can seriously deny coffee? Seriously, I want a subscriber base. If so, I don't believe they paid attention since a child or possibly they can be repressing their memories, since it is certainly not the best way I remember it.

If the science doesn't allow you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all an individual has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we now have 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 permitting the children to be the yard plus they receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't keep in mind that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees no more absorb the carbon because they did, but they're just trees and you will crank up the environment conditioning and also be inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights come in the constitution through God that also includes comfort.

The shattering fact to me is that everyone has no fascination with what makes sense and no desire for the truth; or should I say so lots of people are so cock-sure they know the facts. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and quite often wrapped up inside 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by among my daughter's college friends within his summation of his side of the 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 going to the right place for the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people aren't contrite, they may be bitter. They believe the masai have a right to your continuation of the money, a to spend and make use of resources and so they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to certainly easy money, in spite of the snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it to occur, and whatever it means money for hard times. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.

Cars will be more important compared to the highways they drive on, and houses tend to be important compared to neighborhoods they stand it. Taxes represent to people a shot to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools along with the virtual order of these civilization originates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so that as invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations not to mention know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education had to be a realtor or even a car salesman.

A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude could make the world a hard, polluted and unholy spot to live.
And that's essentially where we're. Is it possible for this to add up?
The car- ahh- the auto. The position the poor can seem middle class and also the middle class can be shown wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car would be the coarse, indelible concept of status. Small cars are achievable immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort at any expense. They must handle of the mountain passes and spare your kids the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we have now the to certainly cheap gas. No one can make us get rid of our cars and walk.

Our public lands aren't nearly experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands must be open to your internal combustion contrivance available. Owning and the worry, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is with the bill of rights. Somewhere missing could be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an fascination with what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question on the masters on the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% of all money is. If you're so rich, why shouldn't you be smart?

What is missing is a superb sports analogy to go into detail the material inequity. It's as with the middle of your football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there is absolutely no room available for you on the team. The game went from 11 to six players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear for more info that game And the overall game is beyond town. You're odd man out.

But however the rich were smart enough to rig the sport to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest for their own reasons as well as us this also 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 while using home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and it has bought a house which is to be underwater, literally, in manufactured years. He can turn to Florida but his seafood will probably be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to become outside so from his air-conditioned living room area 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 remaining, to create his fortune.

It reminds me on the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe through the plague. In a go to stay away from the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves within their castles. The rats along with their fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stop the plague since they can be mobile and free'but obviously, in the same way ignorant on the cause from the death since the nobles.

Ignorance, although it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit the planet earth, but they also may not wish 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 time frame shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, however, not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured like Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted while using jet stream straight on the West coast then on for being caught by my personal west side from the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the photo 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 any effect, no cause; No climate change, nor not enough that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate charge of environmental laws that might safe guard the resources we should instead live; no knowing that 'if you poison our planet the world will poison you'. Will a tree should drop in your head for doing this to 'hit home'?

All of us ought to come to grips with your excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to obtain its oil and propane and coal extracted west from the Mississippi, to the most part, until the gas discovery in the area supplying the normal water to New York City. It is exciting to find out the extraction method know as fracking create a blip for the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon beyond mind until they're on your head. Hopefully the actual fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima and also the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time arrive as there are ultimately no winners in the global warming lottery.

I am particularly enthusiastic about one fantasy that we now have been experiencing, and wishing with all of our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads the thing is on TV. There is clean energy, yet it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in the beginning. Our government employed to invest in such a thing, but additionally to being crippled by politics, we're crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] energy is cheap with the pump, in comparison to your rest of the planet. This we have now subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it's becoming extremely expensive due to its effect on java prices but, maddeningly, there is absolutely no mental connection about bat roosting 'externalized' costs were beginning to cash inability cost us our very lives. The gas industry genuinely does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to produce any efforts to cut back it's carbon footprint received it OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks as you desire, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the environment. A drilling site is definitely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the employees rough necks for nothing. And remember that we will live to regret the countless gallons of water that has become rendered unusable by utilization in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible from your extraction industry, or politicians. I could embark on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.

When a tree falls from the forest and there is absolutely no one there to know it, does it create a sound?
When a tree falls on your own head, does anybody wonder why?

Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462

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