Happy 11/12/13… I always get a kick out of fun dates. <smile>
When I was a kid we had something like 4.5 billion people on the planet.
Apparently we hit 7 billion on Oct 31, 2011.
That makes this news exactly two years late. (Sorry, I lost count of everyone half way through and had to start over again!)
My good friend George Vineyard always said that we didn’t have anything to worry about overpopulation… that scientists have run zillions of test experiments with mouse populations and limited resources and everything balances itself out just fine.
With all due respect, though, I still don’t believe you, George. It just feels like at some point everything will fall down and the world will just break.
Tags: Business Insider, Chernobly, energy, farros, Japan, Nuclear, royal
Business Insider covered a recent Black & Veatch survey about environmentally friendly energy sources… and for the fifth year in a row, nuclear came out on top.
I like low emissions and all… but… I betcha they don’t feel nuclear is so environmentally friendly in Chernobly or Japan.
Like the great Saturday Night Live skit lambasted, “You can’t put too much water in a nuclear reactor!”
P.S. Maybe the more important ranking in the survey is natural gas at #2… more validation that the U.S. should aggressively pursue an all-out natural gas energy policy… for all the reasons stated before (including here).
Tags: farros, Memorial Day, royal
A heartfelt nod to those past & present who put themselves in harm’s way so that my family can sleep safely each night. Thank you!
Tags: CNBC, Crisis, euro, farros, France, Germany, royal
Here’s one of the most misleading headlines ever… from CNBC no less:
Why is Germany to blame? Because:
Germany’s insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage vis-à-vis its euro zone peers and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.
So let me get this straight:
Because Germany has effectively controlled expenses… and not let its workforce bully them into irresponsibly creating unsustainable infrastructure costs… it’s getting blamed for succeeding?
Here’s what anyone in the Euro Zone that thinks Germany is to blame needs to know:
You think German employees are moaning about lower wages? All the way to the bank.
Tags: 2nd Amendment, Bear Arms
Why is there a 2nd Amendment debate?
”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
“well regulated” means there are rules and order…
… which means We The People can decide what the capitalized term “Arms” mean.
For example, I The Person does not want the definition of “Arms” to include pressure cooker bombs or suitcase nukes or anything that can take out an entire movie theater or a 1st grade classroom.
But to the point of this post:
The brilliance of the way the 2nd Amendment is written is it not only allows but requires We The People to define “Arms”… and regulate accordingly.
And, we get to do that without changing a single word to the actual amendment.
Why do some folks believe that is not the case when it’s written so plainly?
Tags: Boston, military
It is absolutely tragic what happened in Boston.
Yet, I haven’t been able to bring myself to engage in the popular discussion.
In fact I have, for some unknown reason, actively not watching things on the news about it.
Until now. Because I figured out why.
Tragically the publicizing of these kinds of events is used more for military fund raising than anything else.
The more outrage and hysteria there is, the greater military budgets will swell.
It’s an awful, awful way to think… but this is what happens.
I’m not saying we should bury our heads in the sand… nor am I saying that we aren’t living in a progressively more dangerous world.
What I am saying is that whatever we’ve been doing isn’t working.
We live in a world of guns and explosives. We helped create and actively protect this world. Yet, when people use guns and explosives inappropriately, we’re always so shocked and stunned.
Kinda silly, no?
Ugh. Prepare to have your shoes x-rayed this summer at your local 4th of July parade. More freedoms being suppressed under the banner of protecting freedom.