Archive for the Politics Category

At what cost? Subsidized malnutrition.

Posted in current events, Family, Health, Politics, Things that make you go Arrgh! with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by weirleader

Wish I could spare the time to do more than drop on a quick post.  Still, this is largely self-explanatory and utterly disturbing.

First, this video:

Then, this article.

More Environmental Inaction

Posted in Health, Politics on December 20, 2007 by weirleader

In a not-so-surprising ruling, the EPA denied the rights of states to set strict air quality standards independently of the government. A Californian at heart, I’m quite disappointed to see yet another instance of our “hands-off” government illustrating how “hands-off” is really just a euphemism for “hands-off what helps the little guy”.
In this article from the N.Y. Times, Stephen Johnson, head of the EPA, says,

Climate change affects everyone regardless of where greenhouse gases occur, so California is not exclusive. Continue reading

What do OPEC and APEC have in common?

Posted in Meanderings, Politics, Science on September 13, 2007 by weirleader

aside from their relationship to global warming (one as a producer and the other as a watchdog), they also happen to be confusing for poor President Bush.

But, more importantly, I wanted to point out how useless APEC appears to be.  I can’t claim to have done any proper research on this, but I came across this interesting blog on the subject and found it to be quite convincing.

Pay special attention to that map – it makes one almost ashamed to be American.

Politics defined

Posted in Politics on August 11, 2007 by weirleader

I try not to get too political on my blog.  I know politics is a very personal thing and solely resides in the realm of opinion, but the following description seemed to fit our illustrious leader perfectly:

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn

‘nuf said…