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Ok, today's opening post is political in nature. Actually, it's just some links worth taking a read at:

Some of the arguments for a government mandated health care system include that "it works in Massachusetts." Ok, but watch this video and consider whether or not that's true.

And then there's this for all you environmentalists. Let's not consider the environmental impact of shipping banana sheaves to Colorado. Or of transporting the caskets to wherever you are. After all, why cut down a local pine tree and make a casket that will last any longer? Even though timber's a great renewable resource.

10,000 Pennies is worth a watch on Youtube.


Now, am I against health care reform? Do I believe in the slogan "Earth First! We'll Strip-mine the other planets later." No. However, the US Government is $11 Trillion dollars in debt, not counting the retirement payment obligations. We cannot continue to spend money we do not have. Period. Our economy is showing the effects of individuals doing that.

As to the environment--the science is still debatable. And there is evidence that global warming is, and isn't, happening. So people need to make sensible decisions. Government regulations require a lot of pollution to enforce, so they're not really the answer, are they?

There might be some good solutions here. And there might not be. But Congress has got to slow down enough to read legislation before they vote on it. Anyone voting for a bill they haven't read should be impeached for dereliction of duty. They have placed politics above their Constitutional duty, above the people they represent. If they aren't impeached, they should not be re-elected. Their own party should see to that.

Doug

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