Recently, Exon-Mobile had one of their lines break, but when it came time to clean up the mess? What was in the line was not "legally oil", so who gets to pay for the clean-up? We kind taxpayers. And, what kind of crap is it when the huge tar sands spill that evacuated an Arkansas town had a no fly zone so the press couldn't take revealing pictures for everyone to see?
Reagan shut down the mental hospitals and
treatment centers. With that grand legacy, people in trouble have no
place to go, and few services. We have in excess of 43,000 homeless
people in San Francisco alone. People dealing with the homeless know
that budget cuts in California are putting them even more at risk. And,
with an aging population, it is predicted that that figure is set to
double by 2020. Pretty soon communities won't be able to hide them from
view. Since the United States supplies reservations for Native
Americans, why can't they supply Homeless Reservations for people who
don't make enough money to provide themselves with shelter, toilet and a
bath? Instead of arresting them and using up valuable resources in
police and court time, they can supply about five trained sentries to
keep order and safety on the reservation.
We read a lot about
Wildlife extinctions; the small critters like certain birds and frogs
and the big beasts like Rhino's, leopards, elephants, tigers, manatees,
and more. But what about less visible critters like bats and bees. The
white nose bat disease is spreading wildly across the United States and
systematically killing these automatic mosquito eradicaters by the
millions. We've lost over 50% of our bee population that pollinizes our
crops. The first mass bee-hive theft in California where someone took a
fork lift and drove off with a whole colony of bee hives belonging to
an orchardist. The Xerces Society is dedicated to protecting
invertebrates and their habitat. Who would have ever thought insects
like ants and wasps would need protection?
A president who wants
to cut social security for people who's lives depend on it? The Average
social security pay, $15,000 per year. Millions get less than that. Yet,
the tax benefits for the super rich are untouched and their income is
growing. And Bush's law that medicare can't negotiate with the drug
companies like the Veterans Administration is allowed to do? Why not
change that? Drug company profits are nothing short of extortion. And
taking away the right to report abuses in the work place? I think Obama
has a stupid gene.
We are in trouble.
Call your congressman and
complain loudly. And tell all your friends to do the same, because we
are in trouble and it isn't pool in River City.
At least people
are beginning to realize the reality of Climate Change. Get online and
visit TED.com, Ted talks, Ted's lists, the scientist who educates people
about all kinds of things.