Wednesday, April 30, 2008

North Pole Could Be Ice Free in 2008 CLICK~N~READ

I have been out to the polar ice cap. It looked like a sheer wall of ice about 80 or 100 feet tall from the water level when I saw it. I believe it was in 1984, but not sure (the mind is the first thing to go, they say). We had gone out with our shallow draft tugboat to look for an experimental oil field thingy that had gone astray during the Winter freezup. The captain (I will not tell you what we called him because it is incredibly rude) thought maybe if we bumped it a piece would calve off like glaciers do, but no luck. We didn't find the thingy, and got in a world-o-shit for being out so long and out of radio contact. Shame on us.

The point is here, that it is AMAZING that our spewing poisons into what we KNEW was a closed "atmosphere" for generations has caught up with us with a vengance. I fear, dear friends that we are truly fucked as a species.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.