"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Thursday, September 04, 2008

California Dreaming

I wonder what conservation in California would look like under a McCain/Palin administration. Do you? Given the fact that both of the crackpots bearing the GOP standard are unabashed supporters of oil drilling in the ecologically sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for crude that, for starters, doesn't come close to sustaining America's rate of consumption and, in any event, wouldn't come on line for another decade--at stupendous cost to the environment--we probably shouldn't be encouraged. As it turns out California, the nation's most populated state and the WORLD'S sixth largest economy, faces an existential threat to its continued viability due to a combination of short-sighted water-management policies, extreme population growth, and climate change. Try visualizing McCain in the White House as the following challenges to California and the southwest region in general evolve:

The Silence of Collapse
by Rachel Olivieri

There is no landmass on Earth quite like California. Here one finds the world’s most ancient trees, bristlecone pines, more than 4,700 years old, in the White Mountains; the tallest and largest trees, the coast redwood and giant sequoia, respectively; the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mount Whitney; the lowest and hottest place in the Western Hemisphere, Death Valley; the largest western hemisphere estuary, the Bay Delta; an 800-mile coastline; the most irrigated acres; the most endangered species in the U.S.; the most diverse geology and biodiversity in the U.S.; and the greatest, most ecologically destructive water projects on Earth...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Coldie!

Some goof is posting on other police blogs, signing my real name, and saying I am in favor of DNA testing of officers. I am not in favor of such.

Doubt he would come here as he'd actually have to have an intelligent thought to make a response. Heck even Rue-y has an intelligent sometimes. (Just kidding, just kidding, Rue-y, I actually like you)!

I guess when folks have to resort to such tactics simply because they detest your political philosophy it proves there must be some truth in what you preach.

Thanks buddy!


P/S I offered for the "offender" to see me in my unit, he knows where and what watch I work. I doubt he'll even call.

Coldtype said...

Pay this clown no mind Lefty. He/it is merely a diversion and will fade away soon enough. Just keep writing and it will be clear to anyone who's even mildly competent which of you is the real deal.