Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Remember Parker Jensen...

Do you all remember the story of Parker Jensen.. the kid that supposedly had an aggressive form of Ewings Sarcoma (he was supposed to be dead in 6 months) and was to be taken away from his parents because of medical neglect to undergo chemo.. His parents said they were not convinced he had this cancer and would not consent.. and ended up having to take their boy on the lam. This bugged me and I think it's interesting to know that 5 years later Parker is healthy. His parents have gone through hell and are now suing. I hope they win.
Read the full story here...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Global Warming.. I mean Climate Change...

Have you noticed that the term Global Warming is out the window these days and Climate Change is in. That's because the climate changed. It was a freezing cold winter this year.. very freezing cold. Climate Change is the new hip way of saying that we should spend a bazillion dollars to do what?? Build obscenely large homes and drive huge SUVs and then buy carbon offsets so that our carbon footprints can be decreased. Al is fooling many of the folks most of the time, but he is not fooling me.

In Utah, we have a problem. We all live in this small little area along the Wasatch Mountain range. And, we all want to drive our cars up and down this corridor, which causes air pollution. We need to not do that so much. I hope that our community will really use the trains when they are made available. We need to live in moderate homes that we can pay for and demand that our vehicles be made more fuel efficient. We need to recycle and not to create so much waste and we need to be careful with water.

I believe in doing all those things, but I don't believe in Climate Change.. I just don't. I believe that we need to be careful with air quality because we pollute the air we are also trying to breath. My neighbor reminded me Sunday of something.. although he was making a completely different point. Take an ride in an airplane at night and fly across this great land of ours. When you look down, the largest of our cities become the tiniest points of light.. our tallest skyscrapers are dwarfed by mountains. You can fly for quite a while at 500 miles per hour and see almost nothing out there. It makes you feel small.

So Al.. my guess is those glaciers you've been so sad about.. have been freezing up quite nicely this past winter. Don't worry Al.. it will be OK.

John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, wants to sue Al Gore for fraud, "As you look at the atmosphere over the last 25 years, there's been perhaps a degree of warming, perhaps... probably a whole lot less than that, and the last year has been so cold that that's been erased," he said.

"I think if we continue the cooling trend a couple of more years, the general public will at last begin to realize that they've been scammed on this global-warming thing."
Climate change Mr. Coleman.. we're calling it Climate change now. It was too dang cold to call it global warming anymore.

See the rest of the article here.