Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Natural Gas, So clean, Not.

On the anniversary of the Gulf Oil Disaster...This answers one of those questions that people never think to ask...what are the hidden environmental costs of supposedly 'green' friendly fossil fuels? Saying natural gas is the 'pollution free' answer to the fossil fuel crisis is a little like saying that just because it doesn't dump crude straight into the ocean, the Alaska Pipeline is totally clean. Remember, the pipeline ends at VALDEZ.

Natural Gas Well Blowout Spills Thousands of Gallons of Fracking Fluid

Friday, January 28, 2011

Super Crops = Super weeds!

My friend Carrie has become a great source of fodder (that's an alfalfa pun, haha) for my blog, of late.

I think I did a post on this subject before...or maybe I just thought about it. Or posted a link to an article without adding any extra thought.
Personally, I think that proper management of your soil can go a long way towards eliminating weed problems without having to resort to dangerous chemicals. Not a big fan of chemicals. If not for chemicals I might have had another older sibling. If not for chemicals and other latent toxins in our modern world, ADD and autism might not be mysteriously on the rise. Things like this seriously make me half afraid to eat anything I haven't grown myself. I'm eying the apples on the counter with suspicion right now. Not to mention those nefarious bananas in the bowl on the kitchen table...God's only know what was in that preservative-laden fruit cup I just ate!

Anyway, if you shop at Whole Foods or any of these other supposedly 'organic' markets who are bowing to the weed killer charlatans, you might think about writing them a letter and expressing your opinion about that.

P. S. I like the term 'greenwash'.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Everyone sidesteps responsibility for starving horses

I must really be missing something to not understand why no one has done anything more about this situation when they've known it was going on for so long. I know horses are thought of differently out west than we do here in the east, and they are expected to forage on open range and do all right by themselves, but it seems to me like you could argue that Mr. Stovall is holding Mr. Leachman's horses illegally. Honestly, I can't even begin to figure out how you solve this situation, aside from starting by letting the locked up horses loose and humanely destroying any that are injured or too far gone to help. All I know is that this situation is just WRONG, and its worth more than 5000 dollars and five years of jail-time for whoever is found to be responsible.

Friday, January 21, 2011

USDA = Mass Murder?

It does make you wonder a bit about other mass deaths, like elk and big horn herds that graze where ranchers want to...hmm.
Perhaps I'm just becoming a conspiracy theorist in my paranoid old age.