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Can We Talk?

Another Bloodbath in a US School

When will the madness end?  When will some brave politician finally outlaw those weapons?  When will somebody finally stand up to the NRA?  Cowards.  There’s no use giving condolences and prayers.  The children are DEAD.  I know if it were one of my children gunned down in that senseless way, I would go insane. 

Don’t give me that crap about guns don’t kill – people do.  Guns are deadly.  In a moment of passion or fury or whatever, guns do their deadly work very efficiently. They must be outlawed, plain and simple.  Gunshops must be put out of business.  Period. 

Every time we drive through the US, I am shocked at the ease with which anyone can get a firearm.  Billboards advertising gun shops.  Big signs over those shops letting you know where to get your weapon of choise.  It’s criminal.  It’s barbaric.  Face it, it’s a country where war is glamorized.  Every dead soldier is called a hero.  It’s a very sick society. 

God help them all.

It starts with the media where “action” movies are lauded.  With the new technology, you can see a man’s brains splatter on the wall behind him.  That’s OK, it seems.  Last night we were watching “Saturday Night Fever” on ACM and all the f words were bleeped out.  Seems that using the f word is a no-no but murder, with all it’s intimate details, is fine.

Good Night.

April 16th, 2007 Posted by | Personal Opinions, The Law | no comments

Our Crazy Weather

It’s April 16 but it might as well be January 16.  I take that back.  In January the weather was mild.  Seems as though the seasons have shifted.  Last summer didn’t want to end.  Autumn – well – autumn is never long enough.  It’s everybody’s favourite season.  Even after the leaves are gone, there is still something magical about autumn.  Winter didn’t start until over half-way through January.  Now it’s officially spring but you could have fooled me. 

Still, I keep hearing about the warming of the planet.  Could be true.  The earth is ever changing.  It just doesn’t remain the same.  Whether we, as people, had anything to do with it is still up in the air.  Personally, I think it was changing anyway.  That doesn’t excuse our smelly air or dirty rivers and lakes.  People are pigs.  It’s just so easy to throw stuff in the water.  Usually it sinks to the floor of the lake and is gone from sight.  Meanwhile, the garbage piles up.  People are pigs.  While walking one morning, I saw one man, when he’d finished with his coffee, just throw the styrofoam cup on the lawn.  I saw him.  I yelled at him to pick it up and put it in the trash bin, which was a couple of feet from the lazy slob.

Industries are pigs.  They’d rather just dump their crap into the lakes and rivers rather than clean it up and disposing of it in a proper way.  They’d rather spew their crap in the air rather than clean the waste before realeasing it into the atmosphere.  That takes money.  They don’t want to spend the money.  I’d like to see some heavy fines put into place.  Enough is enough.  We want to take back our rivers, lakes, cities, highways and biways.  As long as there are slobs around, that can’t happen.

April 16th, 2007 Posted by | Climate Change, Environment, Pollution | no comments