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The joke of our government is a joke on us

This is happening because of the complete  capture of governmental agencies charged with enforcing regulations by the industries they are created to regulate. It makes a joke out of government, which by definition but not in reality is "our" government. This is another example of our how government is killing us. The joke is on us. -- blj


The Guardian

Prudhoe Bay nesting birds in danger from oil and gas projects




Alaska Oil and Gas Projects Harming One of World's Most Vital Bird Nesting Areas
"In the face of current uncertainty, to protect migratory birds, the U.S. government should ensure the most important bird areas continue to be set aside," the co-author of a new study asserted.


Migratory bird nest survival "decreased significantly" near fossil fuel extraction sites in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, a study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society revealed Tuesday.


Something we've seen throughout our lives here, again, powerfully expressed by Thom Hartmann, who draws out the consequences. For those unacquainted with the term, "Weathering," in a sociological context, read on (if you are not yet exhausted). == blj


America Is Being Exhausted By the Fear- and Hate-Mongers
So, what do we do?

MAY 2, 2023

Ukraine grain production shrinks due to war


Black Sea grain deal extended by 60 days
Arvin Donley

Black Sea grain deal extended by 60 days | World Grain (world-grain.com)

KYIV, UKRAINE — The Black Sea Grain Initiative was extended on March 18 but by only 60 days, according to the United Nations, which along with Turkey has brokered the deal between Ukraine and Russia, which have been at war for nearly 13 months.

Oops, not at the table

...In any case, the agreement and the role of China in it do demonstrate that big changes are taking place in the geopolitics of the Middle East, and by tying itself so closely to Israeli priorities, the Biden administration made a significant error in not reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran would have been less likely to go into the Russian orbit if it had the prospect of trading with Western Europe, and it could have used Washington as the channel to restore relations with Riyadh...



The nose knows

and there is no better one in the state than George Skelton of the LA Times: -- blj



Los Angeles Times

Column: Newsom cares more about almond growers than California’s salmon fishery
Baby winter-run Chinook salmon in a container tipped over a body of water

FEB. 27, 2023 5 AM PT

SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom bills himself as a protector of wildlife, so you wouldn’t think he’d take water from baby salmon and give it to almonds.
Or to pistachios, or cotton or alfalfa.