Friday, January 3, 2014

Global Warming and Other Thoughts

Hello, folks!

It's been a while since I last posted on my blog. If you care, check out my entry a few months ago entitled "On Being a Caregiver". I take care of my lovely wife of 36+ years who is having some serious health issues. It's taken me away from this blog for a while. The fact is that I really haven't had anything major to write about, at least important enough for me to take the time to sit at the keyboard and write.

Well here it is... a few words about current events from over the past few months.

Global Warming! There are those who would have us believe that the sky is (literally) falling in the form of climate change. World governments have bought in to this idea as a means to pass legislation restricting industry and business, and even the common citizen, to fall in to line and become more "Ecologically Responsible".

This is in spite of the fact that there is overwhelming scientific evidence that any climate change is the result of natural climatic cycles and not the doing of man.

It's very egotistical to think that we small humans have the capacity to damage this planet in any manner so as to be noticeable. If we were to gather every human on the planet and bulldoze them (us) all into the Grand Canyon, there would be plenty of room left over for all the animals on the planet and then even all the bugs. There would STILL be room left over!

What I'm saying is that compared to the global area of all the land masses on Earth, humans inhabit such a small percentage of that land mass so as to be totally insignificant. It's true.

I'm not saying that ecological disasters haven't happened and will never happen again, but the Earth is such an amazing machine that in a relatively short period of time, the damage heals and is no more. Just like a human heals from a scuffed-up knee.

Case in point are the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Three Mile Island in the USA. Bikini Atoll in the Pacific ocean. New York City in the USA... well maybe there really isn't much hope there, but you get the point.

Recently, a group of environmental scientists aboard a Russian research ship
sailed to the Antarctic to measure and record the retreating ice shelf to offer proof of global warming and climate change. Ironically, their ship became trapped in the ice and was the subject of an international rescue.

How embarrassing! I can just hear the conversation:

"Yo, Bob. We're stuck in the ice"

"You noticed that?"

"Yeah. It wasn't supposed to be here."

"Where do you think it came from? I mean with the Global Warming thing and all."

"That's what I was thinking! Sure is a LOT of ice, huh."

Keep this in mind the next time tries to sell you on the idea of climate change
and 'global warming'.

On another topic.

There is a "game" being played by street thugs called "Knockout" here in the
USA. The point of the game is to attack a complete stranger and try to knock them out with a single punch. Oh, what fun!

When I was a kid, we told "Knock-Knock" jokes. We would never have even thought about striking someone as a "game". 

My only question is, where are the parents? What did they teach their kids to make them believe that this was an okay activity? I have heard all the arguments that tell me these kids were raised without a father or are from broken homes or are living in poverty. That's a bunch of crap. They still know the difference between right and wrong!

Moving on:

A sixteen year old boy from Texas got drunk and high on drugs, then went out and drove his car into a group of people, killing four.

The judge in the case sentenced the boy to probation, stating that he was
from a wealthy family and therefore had no concept of personal responsibility. They called in "Affluenza" as if being affluent was a disease of some sort. Again, I have to ask, where are the parents? What did they teach this kid that made him believe that this was acceptable behavior? 

Next up:

Our wonderful President continues to embarrass the
United States on the world stage. Behaving like a teenager at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, taking "Selfies" of himself with other heads of state. What did this guy's Mommy teach him that makes him believe that this is acceptable?

Or being the skilled diplomat and striking a bargain with Iran in which the USA gets nothing while giving away the farm and all the cows. In doing so, leaving Israel out on a limb and flapping in the wind. Disgusting!

He charges in like a bull in a china shop in the Syrian debacle and had to be rescued by Vladimir Putin of Russia before he starts World War three. Then he walks away and starts posturing as if he was some kind of genius foreign affairs expert when everyone in the world (but him and his cronies) knows what a fool he is. It would be funny if it wasn't so deadly serious.

This man has no vision or ambition to improve life in this country.

FDR strove to defeat the Germans and Japanese in World War Two. He did it!

Kennedy wanted to put a man on the moon and bring him back safely to earth before 1970. We did it!

Reagan wanted to put an end to the Soviet bloc, calling for the Russians to "Tear down this wall!"  They did it!

Obama wanted to have his website fixed before the end of November. 

I don't have to tell you how THAT is going. Really? A website? Embarrassing!

I'm certain that there are other gems that deserve my attention but I'm tired and my wife is calling. She spent the week before Christmas in the hospital from complications of her disease. She was discharged on Christmas Eve. It's good to be home!

Thanks to everyone for continuing to read my Blog. I promise to be more attentive in the future.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. 2014 is going to bring more changes for all of us. Batten down the hatches and let's weather the storm together!

Till next time,  The Geezer!