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Tue, Sep 07 2004

Is Global Warming An Issue Of Freedom?

Do we really have the ability to slow down global warming? This is a project we might want to sink our efforts and money into right away. I know we've been very busy with the visible war on terror, and rightly so. But when we speak of people fighting and dying for freedom, we sometimes forget just who the enemy is. With apologies to the late Walt Kelly and his spokespossum, Pogo, sometimes the enemy really is us. We often speak of dying for the freedom of others, but would we live for the freedom of others? Our lifestyle choices now could help make a real difference in how freely future generations will be able to move about and make use of water, power and other resources. Maybe we can't completely stop political and religious terrorists, but we can certainly work to control our own runaway use of this planet's resources. If a reward to others justifies the cost of dying, it should merit no less in the cost of living.

posted at: 09:16 | category: /Science | link to this entry

Write Lightning: Celebrity Bail Jumpers Welcome Here

I keep seeing accesses to Write Lightning via searches on Google for "how to jump bail". Sorry, folks. I have no such knowledge. I jump to conclusions once in awhile, but that's the extent of it. Still, since I do enjoy a bit of the Old West, so I suppose I should join in the spirit of the whole game. If you really are looking for a good way to jump bail, I suggest you consult a bounty hunter. They've probably heard and seen every bail jumper tactic there is. Maybe Dog Chapman can help you flee. If not, you'll at least have the pleasure of being caught by one of the best there is. And one of the most well-known. Hey now. If you're going to jump bail, you might as well go with a little panache, and entertain the rest of us. You owe all of us taxpayers at least that much.

posted at: 07:32 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

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