Random thoughts for a December 19, 2010

On Climate change

I have been doing research on the potential for massive climate change and can confirm that there is evidence for said occurring for anyone with eyes. Graphs showing the abrupt rise of CO2, methane and world temperatures over the last 100 years is troubling to say the least. Yet, no one appears to want to confront the issue of overpopulation as a probable root cause. What it has taken plate tectonics millions of years to accomplish, is now being accelerated a thousand fold by the presence of over seven billion human beings.
Any graph of greenhouse gases that suddenly transits from a horizontal to a near vertical line is trouble. Portended therein are changes on such a scale, that there is little that can now be done by any one person or even a nation. Countries that have aligned themselves to the Kyto (or whatever it’s called) accord are spinning their wheels if they think that anything can be done to change the course of this world. Maybe if we had unilaterally acted back in the seventies, things might have been different. Now, I feel it’s simply too late. And, since mankind has been not taken corrective action, it will be left up the Mother Nature to take them for us. More than likely, her fix will result in mass extinctions on a scale that is unimaginable and which will change the fate of humankind forever.
US and the Smart Treaty… not actually very smart!
While Obama’s heart may be in the right place in trusting others to bring our country to no harm, history does not support the concept. Giving up any defensive capability, no matter how small, is not a road I would like to travel at this time. There are just too many wild cards in the game. While I deplore the need to even have weapons of mass destruction anywhere on the face of this earth, I do understand and appreciate their value as deterrence.
Congress and the Lord of the Flies
After reading this classic, I was struck by the similarities that exist between a group of children who have be marooned on an island and recent goings on in the halls of congress. The only element that seems to be missing is the pig. Where’s the f’ing pig?
The Food Modernization Act
I absolutely love the cute names of recent legislation drafted by the far left. Actually, the Food Modernization Act, aka as S-510, is a total screwing of the American public. You could just as easily call it the Federal Masturbation Act for all the new government jobs and bureaucracy that would result from its passage. When the government gets involved, you can count on bad things happening. Even the FDA has never been a real shining star in my opinion. The fact that there have been no massive fatalities due to food poisoning has been due more to luck than to anything that this bureau has done.
Food production and control needs to stay at the local level if it is to be effective. State officials that live right in the community are a far better cry than some politician’s control off in Washington. Something that was recently enforced by the total incompetence of the Department of Energy and Minerals concerning its lack of oversight in the BP oil spill. Big government spells big problems and that’s a memo.
Mediacom, the new BP of America!
Speaking of people who don’t seem very well informed, I give you Mediacom. A CF service company that seems to experience equipment failure on a regular basis, but which rarely is able to inform its subscriber base as to the reasons why.
Earlier today a significant number of us subscribers were without cable TV, the internet or telephone for much of the day. If you call this Mediacom to complain, you first have to let them know that you speak English by selecting one on the dial, otherwise they go on in Spanish. How cute. Then you get to listen to a robot tell you that yes, there is an outage in your area. So sorry Charlie. Would you like to hear that message again?
When I was finally able to get a hold of a human being, he had no idea of what was going on or for how long, if ever, it would be before all or part of my service would be restored. Now, why is it that I pay hundreds of dollars a month to a company just to be told they don’t know squat about what’s going on inside the walls of their own establishment? Hey guys, I already get that crap from my government.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who currently resides in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy blogging and politics. I received my degree from SIU majoring in Biology in 1972 and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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