If A Tree Falls

Is it possible it's going to all add up now to make sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on sixty-six per cent of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that becomes raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one that can seriously deny coffee? Seriously, I want a listing. If so, I don't believe they paid attention as a kid or possibly they can be repressing their memories, which 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 one has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The 2 " 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 seem sensible when the tree visits the car or house, or if you find no longer shade to allow for the children to be the yard and they also receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't keep in mind that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees will no longer absorb the carbon while they did, but they can be just trees and you may crank up the environment conditioning and grow inside. This is America why is this so? Your individual rights have been in the constitution and also by God that features comfort.

The shattering fact for me personally is that folk have no desire for what makes sense and no curiosity about the truth; or should I say so the majority are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite separate from education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up from the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by among my daughter's college friends in their 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, in addition to socialibility and staying at the right place on the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people are certainly not contrite, they may be bitter. They believe these people have a right to your continuation in this money, a to spend and rehearse resources and they also 'conger up' a political view that supports their straight away to easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it to take place, and regardless of the it means money for hard times. They believe the economy can and must expand forever.

Cars tend to be more important as opposed to highways they drive on, and houses are definitely more important versus the neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to those people an effort 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, so that as invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations aside from know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education would have to be a realtor or even a car salesman.

A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can make the world an arduous, polluted and unholy destination to live.
And that's essentially where we're. Is it possible for doing this to be the better choice?
The car- ahh- the auto. The squeeze poor can be shown middle class as well as the middle class can be shown wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car could be the coarse, indelible meaning of status. Small cars are for brand new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to desire comfort at any cost. They must control of the mountain passes and spare the kids the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we have now the to cheap gas. No one can make us escape our cars and walk.

Our public lands aren't pretty much experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands must be open to your internal combustion contrivance on the market. Owning and the worry, 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 desire for what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question to your masters from the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% of all money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?

What is missing is an effective sports analogy to go into detail the material inequity. It's similar to the middle of an football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there isn't a 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 for that game And the experience is outside of town. You're odd man out.

But however the rich were smart enough to rig the sport to gain the treasure, they've already fowled the nest for their own reasons as well as us and also this is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming might just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker with all the home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and possesses bought a house which will be underwater, literally, in not many years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood is going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot for being outside so from his air-conditioned family room he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up within 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 others, for making his fortune.

It reminds me with the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can take place in Europe in the plague. In an endeavor to steer clear of the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves of their castles. The rats in addition to their fleas were ready and awaiting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stay away from the plague when you are mobile and free'but naturally, equally as ignorant from the cause with the death because nobles.

Ignorance, community . has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit the world, nonetheless 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, yet not the people still in tents or trailers, not the lower shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, however, not the results. Sometimes the outcome are not even measured like Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted together with the jet stream straight towards the West coast then on being caught by my 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 silly streak of bad luck; without effect, no cause; No climatic change, nor insufficient that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate charge of environmental laws that may safe guard the resources we have to live; no knowing that 'if you poison our planet the planet earth will poison you'. Will a tree must drop with your head correctly to 'hit home'?

All of us must come to grips with this excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders for this are for the Eastern seaboard, website This area was fortunate to get its oil and gas and coal extracted west on the Mississippi, with the most part, until the propane discovery in the area supplying the waters to New York City. It may be exciting to view 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 from sight and soon beyond mind until these are on your head. Hopefully the very 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 thinking about one fantasy that we have now been managing, and wishing operating our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any such thing regardless how many ads you observe on TV. There is clean energy, but it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government employed to invest in this type of thing, and to being crippled by politics, were crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] energy is cheap on the pump, in comparison on the rest of the earth. 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 java prices but, maddeningly, there's no mental connection to those 'externalized' costs we're also beginning to spend the money for inability might cost us our very lives. The gas main industry will offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse for making any efforts to relieve it's carbon footprint received it OUT in the ground. It flares and fracks when needed, allowing methane and open pits of benzene and also other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site is surely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call employees rough necks for nothing. And let's face it we will live to regret the numerous gallons of water that continues to be rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.

When a tree falls inside forest and there isn't a one there to see it, does it produce a sound?
When a tree falls in your head, does anybody wonder why?

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

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