If A Tree Falls

Is it possible it's going to all agree now and earn 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 that can seriously deny java prices? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention since a child or possibly they can be repressing their memories, because it's certainly not how I remember it.

If the science doesn't allow you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all you yourself have time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, increasing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we've had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it be the better choice when the tree arrives at the car or house, or if you have no longer shade to allow for the children to remain the yard plus they receive third degree burns from your playground slide? I don't bear in mind. The insect infected, downed and logged trees no more absorb the carbon while they did, but they can be just trees and you will crank up air conditioning and grow inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights are usually in the constitution by God that features comfort.

The shattering fact to me is that everyone has no desire for what makes sense and no fascination with the truth; or should I say so some are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and they often wrapped up inside 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by among my daughter's college friends as part of his summation of his side of your political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why shouldn't you be rich'?

There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned big money despite no knowledge and little effort, besides socialibility and staying at the right place on the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people aren't contrite, they're bitter. They believe there is a right towards the continuation with this money, a to certainly spend and make use of resources and so they 'conger up' a political view that supports their directly to easy money, no matter the snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it that occur, and it doesn't matter what it means in the future. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.

Cars will be more important compared to highways they drive on, and houses will be more important as opposed to neighborhoods they stand it. Taxes represent to people an endeavor to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools plus the virtual order of the civilization arises from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, in addition to being 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 must be a realtor or even 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're also. Is it possible for this to sound right?
The car- ahh- the automobile. The squeeze poor can look middle class plus the middle class can be displayed wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car could be the coarse, indelible meaning of status. Small cars are for first time immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to wish comfort at any cost. They must management of the mountain passes and spare your kids the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we have now the straight away to cheap gas. No one can make us leave our cars and walk.

Our public lands aren't practically experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands should also be open to the internal combustion contrivance around. Owning and driving a vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is incorporated in the bill of rights. Somewhere missing may be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an curiosity about what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question towards the masters with the universe the 2% who may have corralled 60% of all the so-called money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?

What is missing is a superb sports analogy to spell out the material inequity. It's similar to the middle of the football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there isn't any room for you personally on the team. The game went from 11 to players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear with the game And the action is away from town. You're odd man out.

But although rich were smart enough to rig the overall game to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest on their own as well as us and 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 may be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and has now bought a house that is to be underwater, literally, in not many years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood are going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to get outside so from his air-conditioned family area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up around the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing with the natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remainder, for making his fortune.

It reminds me in the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can place in Europe in the plague. In an effort to stop the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves inside their castles. The rats as well as their fleas were ready and anticipating them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that prevent the plague when you are mobile and free'but naturally, in the same way ignorant with the cause on the death because the nobles.

Ignorance, eventhough it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit the planet earth, 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, although not the people still in tents or trailers, not the bottom shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, although not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured as with Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted while using jet stream straight to your West coast and on to get caught by my personal west side from 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 a rare streak of bad luck; without any effect, no cause; No climate change, nor absence of that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate power over environmental laws which could safe guard the resources we have to live; no knowing that 'if you poison the world our planet will poison you'. Will a tree must drop with your head for this to 'hit home'?

All of us must come to grips with your excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to get its oil and propane and coal extracted west in the Mississippi, with the most part, until the gas discovery in a area supplying the normal water to New York City. It has become exciting to discover the extraction method know as fracking create a blip around the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes more info of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are away from sight and soon beyond mind until these are on your head. Hopefully simple 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 arrive as there are ultimately no winners in the coffee lottery.

I am particularly thinking about one fantasy that we now have been coping with, and wishing effortlessly our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There is not any such thing regardless how many ads the truth is on TV. There is clean energy, however it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government utilized to invest in this kind 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 affordable[ish] souped up that is cheap in the pump, in comparison towards the rest of the planet. This we have now subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it truly is becoming costly due to its effect on climatic change but, maddeningly, there is absolutely no mental connection to the telltale 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to pay for the inability cost us our very lives. The propane industry truly does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to create any efforts to lessen it's carbon footprint received it OUT in the ground. It flares and fracks anytime, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the environment. A drilling site can be an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the employees rough necks for nothing. And let's face it we will live to regret the an incredible number of gallons of water that is rendered unusable by utilization in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue but why bother Get ready for more chaos.

When a tree falls inside the forest and there isn't any one there to see it, does it come up with 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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