Thursday, December 15, 2011

What a Scam!

Now you know why there is so much kick back on what has been called Obamacare. Execs make too much money! But early in the article, Look at who the previous best paid execs were--managers of failed and almost illegal enterprises whose salaries we paid with bail outs. Just once I want a job where I can run a company into the ground and make multimillions of dollars.


Saturday, December 03, 2011

Fouling Our Waters

The first two are about frakking.

This first one raises an issue that frakking water was taken to routine wastewater plants, which are not designed to remove salt. If the refuse water went to an ion exchange plant, that would treat for salinity, so regulations are behind the curve of use. The second may be the same thing. Or it may be that waste from frakking just made it to drainages and then to the creek. Either way, everything is dead. Then the question becomes "How do you restore it?' I know natural gas is cleaner than coal, but maybe we need a long-term energy policy wherein we use mostly renewables.

The other story is that yet another substance is found to be a gender bender. There is tons of evidence we have affected the planet. I don't think anyone ever thought that the rise of sensitive new age guys could be related to production of plastics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and herbicides where they all seem to effect the endocrine systems and actually change aquatic species to either all female or hemaphrodites.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

A Parent's Lament
I actually feel bad that I am leaving my children a world where people have to work more than they have for leisure. In 1967, there was as much or just a little more time for leisure than for work--more or less 40/40/40 sleep. Now, there is 55 hours of work as the norm, with many fewer benefits and health care. and there is still the attempt to lower more benefits. I mean, who needs sick days?