Tuesday, October 19, 2010

4/20 - I have been away \/ 2010

Amazing, how can a person "get away" from the Environment? Can I hide from the Great Mother Earth (Gaia?) Can I escape the Light beaming from Space and 100 million years ago? 

What I love about a Blog is you can ramble and rumble - TYPE IN ALL CAPS! YELL, CUSS, ACCUSE and Inform. When people get harried on Facebook, and stay harried, I will usually tell them about Blog.spot, and how they can "Blog It!". It is better than voting. It works. 

In the electronic world, or should I say the universe of 10101010101010's or the Internet - Ethernet it is a dimension outside of the one we walk about in. Under the scheme of things, this world is new to our species. It has not taken long for it to be used as a tool for good and evil - of course. That is life. Yin and Yang, Good vs Evil, Devil vs God, Light vs Dark. 

There are things that are written about, documented and shared on the www (worldwideweb) by Professionals, Technical Professionals, Organizations, Media and Sellers (Promoters). There is underworld activity. Crime is  rampant, because the Internet - Web is just another land where people are communicating by various and, many ways and means. 

I so wish Mark Twain/Samuel Clemmons were alive today ("Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.,"), because he would perhaps make us take thought about what we have traded human interaction, love and family for. People are more in love with their Internet world, and friends than even God. Please, I have been reading in Q/A Forums..."do you think it is a sin to tweet in Church?" "Is is wrong to tweet while being intimate?" Really? Intimacy and what it means has changed. Affection, communication, what we give our time to, has changed.

I love when my "Conspiracy Theories" turn out to be fact. It happens at least 50% of the time, so I know that although I am a little crazy, "a good nut." I am paranoid at times but right at least half the time. I used to be lots more, but my giveadamn is busted. I am at the age where if they decide to fry me up, and eat me - I will be very, very tough!

 I do know too much, only because I bother to pay attention and read the fine print. I understand technical writing. I did read over 300 government notifications per day, every day for 2.5 years,  Regarding the Environment. I alerted Citizens worldwide about Environmental Concerns, when Public Comments are received by the EPA. I Informed many friends about Public Meetings that were coming up in the U.S. and Region 6, some Worldwide information (Thanks to ESA, NASA, AMS, and others)

People have a tendency when they get in positions of power, think 'those' menial people nearby are like the dirt under their shoe and can't hear or form an idea. They don't think highly of people of lower stature in society, so they carry on like no one hears or sees what-the-truck they are about. They are so assured of their power, position and standing, they are not afraid to speak in front of the "help" . They know they can squish a man or his family in hours. "Like shooting ducks in a pond."

In Power; Corruption a type of blindness sets in. When people are in the money racket, and they have got a greed on them, or in them, you best get out of their way. Although they will Make Sure You Abide by all of the Rules, they will violate the most serious, they have enough legal power to out do you on every angle. If you catch them in a corner, it is you that will get it. RIP.

My hope is that I present information, it helps, people are better able to be involved in the management of their environment. I always thought it was a majority who were concerned about the Environment and with a little correct information, and links to more information, it would cause citizens to rise up and be involved in their Biosphere. At the time of the Deep Water Horizon Disaster where 11 men died, I was a College Student, in an Environmental Geology class. 

The Clean Energy Act had passed the House I think, and it was being whored around the Senate. 

I figured within days people would begin taking a hard look at the way they use fuel, gas, oil, autos, trucks, trains and planes. Realizing that our demand for energy is so unquenchable, and people would finally decide, we must  stop living like we own all the substances under our Earth's Crust, and that we can't keep sucking the life's blood from our Planet, and continue to subsist. 

Those in the Earth Sciences field knew right away how bad this was. There was not pipe to cap. In all probability the movement of a drill bit, hit a pocket of natural gas, sparking the explosion. Since the US doesn't require extra safety features, and relief wells, or didn't - It did not have any preventative or remedial resources at hand. 

Those extra safety measures that are also the costs that are the things that Greedy Industries whine about. In EPA's Region 6 - in the Southern US, the Environmental State Agencies don't really care for the EPA and push their State's Rights Agenda's against the Federal Government. In Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, you can "pay to play". 

Texas is in Region 6, and they are very strict on some things, but they let the Frackers alone, until they came on over to Arkansas. They never could get those Fracking Companies, or Gas Extraction Sub-Contractors to apply for permits. 

They avoided obeying the TX law, and they are free and clear. In Region 6, there are no pollution limits, and very little regulation. As far as punishments for violations, they are usually settled for pennies on the dollar to large industry. To the Mom & Pop shops, they pay every dime of the highest fines possible.

Back to the Deep Water Disaster... People started going after BP. I admit, I am still angry that every person in charge of this project, was not arrested and drug tested. Any Other Insured American would have to undergo drug testing in any Industrial Accident. Perhaps Administrators were high on something, and couldn't make a decision to install safety features and a contingency plan. It is not fair.

As far as being pissed at BP over the entire scope of the Disaster - No. How can people say Boycott BP, while pulling into Exxon or Shell? My God, doesn't anyone have a clue? Really? Sierra Club, took 2 planes to survey 1). the Oil Spill, 2). the plane taking photos of the Oil Disaster...I about lost my lunch. HELLO - DEMAND FOR OIL PERIOD! Not foreign oil, any oil. 

No one in any conservation group you would recognize is willing to give up their combustion or electric metal box that propels them down the highway. Humans think it is a Right to have locomotion under our asses. I would like the right to transportation to work and shopping, but that is not a priority in America. It is more, faster, more expensive...dang there has to be a stopping point. Those who are concerned about the planet call this the "tipping point."

Throughout one of the worse environmental disasters as far as human health is concerned, The Clean Energy Act died. A judge in Louisiana showed how much power a Southern Judge can have against a President. The EPA has become tucked neatly under the wing of Big Energy. The Department of Energy made a pact with Homeland Security to push "Clean Coal", "Nuclear Power" and "Natural Gas Extraction". This is the "new energy policy" that will be enforced as National Security. 

It is the same people who have been staying the Halls of Congress passing their dirty, greedy energy propaganda. They use words like 'sustainability' in every other sentence, because that's what the Tree Huggers say.  Monsanto and Dow are passing these "clean", "sustainable" words like cheap tarts at an Executive party.

None of these are clean, none are renewable unless you have a few million years...and the Pew Project endorsed this. 

All this is transpiring while our Air Conditioning Filter is ruined for at least 20 years. We suffered over 100 days over 100 degrees, and only this week (10.19.10) have we had good little rains, and temps under 90 degrees. The entire globe has been affected by the Oil Disaster, just most of it has been done like a magician using slight of hand. The majority of Americans have gone on to "real housewives" or "dancing with the stars", it is nearly forgotten. 

In other places in the Globe, where they have better environmental policies than we do in the U.S. they are noticing. Russia spent 4 months on fire, China, Singapore, Indonesia have been almost undersea with 4-6 months of flooding, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and I think a tsunami. The Ocean currents will be affected for a minimum of 3 years. We do not even know what ruining the Gulf did to our Globe and our ability as humans to adapt.

With record high temps and no healing rain, it has been record use of electricity. Water quality is down almost everyplace in the South, of North America. We are losing record amounts of the creatures who pollinate our plants so that food will grow. 

I quit driving for about 60 days after 4.20.10. I felt so guilty for bringing harm to the aquatic life, the fisher-people, and the birds, I couldn't make myself get in a car and start it up. It was too much. It still is, but life so far goes on.

I stopped posting announcements and notices, because I wonder if anyone really cares. I ran into some old Hippie family shortly after the disaster. I was taken aback, by the fact they no longer care about what happens to the world as a whole. It is just for them and I guess that is fine, I was just disappointed.

So many people have been lulled to sleep they just think it will take care of itself, and that our world will continue to sustain us as she has in the past. I think the world cannot take much more abuse, and big changes must happen soon. 

The Best to you All... 

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room (2-Disc Set - WMVHD DVDs)

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