Societal Ills Archive

  • global-warming-melting-the-earth_large

    Climate Facts vs. Opinions

    Let’s see how many people choose to keep their heads in the clouds. Here is some information I picked up while doing some research earlier this year, and a brilliant quote I did not write, but unfortunately lost the source: Fact: Atmospheric CO2 has increased...

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    What You Don’t Know Affects Your Judgement, Your Priorities, And Your Future

    FACT:  In the last two and a half years our administration has repeatedly weakened environmental regulations, bypassed laws, and acted to allow more mercury, smog and carbon pollution into our air, more nutrient and sediment pollution into our waterways, and more destruction of essential wildlife...

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    Endangered Species Protections

    I recently read an article about mining and other industries making a request to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have a certain species removed from the Endangered Species list. The Endangered Species Act functions above industry desires. When the health and survival of...

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    Questioning My Western Heritage

    Save for a 4-year enlistment in the Marine Corps I have lived in the western U.S. my entire life. I spent most of my youth growing up in relatively small communities. For the last 14 years I have made my home in rural areas, and...

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  • 920x920

    The Reality Of U.S. Health Verses The World

    Of the 32 developed countries in the world with universal healthcare, 29 of them have a higher average lifespan than that of the U.S.A. The U.S. ranks 43rd. In 2017 our average was about 80, but last year that dropped down to about 78.6 due...

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  • Why The U.S. Congress And The Supreme Court Should Have Term Limits

    Why The U.S. Congress And The Supreme Court Should Have Term Limits

    Why on Earth are there not term limits for Congress or the Supreme Court, yet there is for the Presidency and state governors? As far as the Court goes, after a certain age you do not get sharper as you get older. The exact opposite...

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  • Our Lame State Flags

    Our Lame State Flags

    Ever notice how lame most of the U.S. state flags are? A majority seem to have been created by people without a creative, artistic bone in their bodies. There are only a few standouts. Alaska’s is super cool because it features the constellation Ursa Major...

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  • The Downfall Of Conservative Politics

    The Downfall Of Conservative Politics

    “Who cares whether they laugh at us or insult us, treating us as fools or criminals? The point is that they talk about us and constantly think about us.” -Adolph Hitler What once was represented by mature, respectful, clear-thinking citizens has devolved into a class...

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  • This Goddamn Wall

    This Goddamn Wall

    This shutdown is not about immigration reform/concessions. It is about billions of tax payer dollars for a risky, short-sighted, naive idea with a lot of negative consequences. This is not something noble like the U.S. Interstate System. Even if the wall gets partial funding now...

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  • Observations From The Planet 12/9/18

    Observations From The Planet 12/9/18

    So the Senate passed a bill to make it easier to kill sea lions who are feeding on endangered salmon in the Columbia River. While I appreciate anyone who is trying to save imperiled species, the reason the particular salmon species is threatened is due...

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