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Ever vigilant! March 28, 2010

Filed under: environment — Robert @ 6:20 pm
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If you don’t know by now that I am a staunch environmentalist I’ve done something wrong Not that I am your typical tree hugger chain myself to the fence type I’m the sort that wants to get information out there for all to see. I do and have walked protest lines when it comes to our blue orb, even been thrown in hotel Graybar on occasion.

Today I watched the PBS series Now hosted by David Brancaccio who interviewed filmmaker Josh Fox about a film he directed and produced on drilling for natural gas in communities across the country. The discussion was about a process called ‘Fracking’ (Hydraulic fracturing). The process uses water and an unbelievable amount of chemicals and trace metals to push the natural gas out of the earth.

I will be honest with the fact that I had, prior to viewing and doing more research, been a proponent of using natural gas to reduce our need on foreign oil. No longer will I advocate for its use. There is only one way to reduce/eliminate our dependence on oil purchased from countries that hate us and that is renewable Solar, Wind and Water. Need or want some visual proof that there is a problem then take a look at this little snippet. I recommend strongly that you view the clips, educate yourself, don’t mess with Mother Earth.

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Coming to a school near you! January 25, 2010

I pledge allegiance to the Logo of the Corporate States of America, and to the executives for which it stands, one nation under Human Resources, indivisible, with no liberty and injustice for all.

 

Still thinking about voting for John McCain? May 23, 2008

As we get closer and closer to what one might say will be the biggest election allowing us to change the direction of our great country we must soon decide who best can achieve that lofty goal.  If you think John McCain can do the job you had better watch these two videos.  They show exactly what you will be voting for.

McCain vs. McCain
McCain vs. McCain 2

Want a third Bush/Cheney term? That is exactly what you will get so wake up and make the change.

 

Food crisis in Africa. May 7, 2008

Filed under: American,Gatzbo's Rants — Robert @ 9:02 pm
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I’ve been mulling whether or not to open this can of worms for quite some time.  The world has heard of the problems with food, its production and distribution.  The problems in Africa seem to be larger than life itself.  What happened?  There was a time when South Africa, now Zimbabwe, was the bread basket of that part of the world.  The production there, now lost, could well have helped a sizeable portion of, not only Africa, but most of the countries now experiencing riots over food.  Our own breadbasket is being overworked and stretched to its limits trying to fill that void.  Some countries are now stopping the export of their product for fear that they will not have enough to feed their own people.  We must take a hard look at what we are doing or we too will limit our exports for that same fear.

 

Recession? YES!!! January 11, 2008

Filed under: American,Bush,economy — Robert @ 5:42 pm
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I recently had a long conversation with my best friend in the world.  He owns and operates a metal finishing business located in Chicago, IL.  His client base is a true cross section of the manufacturing world.  The base ranges from automobile parts, to washers/dryers, lighting fixtures, heating/cooling units, retail shelving et. al.  Being in business for over 30 years, his insight into the future of the economy, in my opinion, has been accurate almost to a fault.  The fact that the manufacturer’s to which his company provides finishing services have reduced and/or eliminated orders can and should be considered a good indication that we are now in and will probably be in a true recession that will last for the better part of the next two quarters and likely beyond.