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I seldom descend into the realm of politics. It is a dark geography, where "truth" is a weapon, trust is a commodity and shadow is used to exquisite effect.
During my years in the academy there were some brilliant voices, heard only briefly before disappearing forever under the rushing waters of the roaring river of mediocrity that creates our “factual” landscape.
I live on this planet, under the rule of others. Those entrusted to inform and lead have failed us in significant ways. I cannot hope to control or even direct the flood of self-interest-above-all that the visible voice represents. What I write is a cry into the void, a small contribution to the chaos called God, Goddess, Deity.
This brings me to the subject of “Global warming”, which I mentioned in my April 7, 2007 entry.
I suspect that what the popular media calls “global warming” is a carefully worded and defined press release, concerning important changes in our life support system, the planet earth. The changes result in extreme conditions, all of them less hospitable to human habitation. I feel “global warming” is a misleading moniker, perhaps intentionally used to control public reaction to the changes brought about by competitive economic activity.
Something along the lines of "global mutation" would probably be more accurate, but much more difficult to control conceptually. Very little information provided by science escapes the defining parameters of profit and loss. Of course, to call science biased is to commit modern heresy, at least from the viewpoint of those who enjoy the status quo. Those are the same individuals who hire and fire, and designate funding and legitimacy in society.
< /personal opinion>
|RECIPES :: Cast
I heard you. What aren't you telling me?
University of Chicago Magazine, Dec. 1994, Coursework
Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming Ozone: Chapter 10 Section 1
The Desert: Further Studies in Natural Appearances
5. Light, Air and ColorGeorge Orwell
An Exhibition from the Collection of Daniel J. Leab
Brown University, Fall 1997
Oxford University Press: George Orwell: Tanya Agathocleous
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Wind W 17 km/h
Rel Humidity 68%
Pressure 101.09 kPa
Visibility 14 km
Ceiling 1900 ft
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