September 2012

Dissolution of the cities

The threat of bankruptcy overhangs local government across the nation. In Northern California, Vallejo declared bankruptcy last year, impoverished for a generation by the closing of the Mare Island Naval Base. Stockton recently declared bankruptcy, impoverished for a generation because it is the home of Developer Grupe and Builder Spanos.

"It's all over, my friend"

Remember this the next time you hear local land-use officials justifying more destruction of your environment for "growth."

Remember Judy Holliday singing the Jules Styne song in "Bells Are Ringing"

It's time to call it a day
They've burst your pretty balloon
And taken the moon away
It's time to wind up the masquerade
Just make your mind up the piper must be paid

Dilution is not the solution to pollution?

Global Research

Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America
By Washingon's Blog

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear accident has turned up in seaweed on the coasts of California, Washington and other parts of the West Coast of North America.

Ozone-burning capital of California?

The main pesticide employed against nematodes around Livingston, Sweet Potato Capital of California, is methyl bromide. The Montreal Protocal to ban the use of methyl bromide because it is burning a hole in the ozone layer has been signed by 196 nations. Exemptions are allowed in the US for various crops, sweet potatoes and strawberries among them, because we wouldn't want to damage the income stream of any blameless agriculturalist fumigating his soil with a gaseous compound that is burning a hole in the earth's ozone layer.

Agricultural subsidy for global warming?

Earlier in the week this article was published, members of the Badlands Journal editorial board were in a meeting on water issues that included a number of prominent Merced County farmers. A secret ballot vote was taken on the effects of global warming on water issues received an unusually low vote because, it appeared, farmers in the room voted against the very existence of global warming.