Saturday, February 5, 2011

Death Mostly Ignored - 2

Dredd Blog first posted this information in the first post of this series Death Mostly Ignored.

Thousands of fellow humans die from the worst possible death, starvation, every day. Somewhere around 85% of these starvation deaths occur in children 5 years of age or younger.

Why are we letting 16,000 - 30,273 of the most beautiful children die (depending on who is saying it) the worst possible death everyday?

Every 2.43 - 5 seconds (depending on who is saying it) another one of our fellow brothers and sisters dies of starvation. Starvation doesn't just happen on Tuesday September 11, 2001, it happens everyday, 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, it never stops.

Our governments are not helpless, they are hapless at this juncture in time.

Visit this website or this website and find out how to get involved.

Since the time of the first post in this series, MOMCOM has spent about $260,000,000,000 on direct military costs in Afghanistan, $10,000,000,000 on Egypt, hundreds of billions more in Iraq and at some 800-1000 MOMCOM military bases located around the globe.

Based on the low figure in the original post (16,000), 11,680,000 children have died of starvation during that time.

Proud yet?

Friday, February 4, 2011

It Is All Over Now Baby Blue

One of the main essences of MOMCOM is not so "natural" hypocrisy.

Frankly it is just in MOMCOM's DNA, and it is there to stay.

Which makes any aware person wonder about the humanity of MOMCOM.

The entire exercise of MOMCOM is control of circumstances (e.g. armies).

In other words, being aware of "threats" or danger, and preparing for those circumstances in advance.

It also requires constant monitoring for changes in circumstances (e.g. CIA).

Human children pick up on the amygdala "radio news broadcasts" in the sense that they are aware of the consequences of power at an incredibly early age.

Especially to the extent that they understand that the Big Dog can bite harder than the little dog:
Psychologists at Harvard University have found that infants less than one year old understand social dominance and use relative size to predict who will prevail when two individuals' goals conflict.
(Science Daily). It seems that MOMCOM has never grasped that reality.

Which, to repeat, makes me wonder whether the ideology Driving Miss Crazy (a.k.a. MOMCOM) is really human or not, and it even makes me wonder if MOMCOM is really from this planet or not.

But I digress.

MOMCOM controls education through a vast propaganda network we call the media, but MOMCOM does not educate us about the Big Dog, instead MOMCOM constantly wants us to focus on the little dog (military solutions).

The Ecocosmology Blog has pointed out the cosmic reality that engulfs this planet, the Big Dog if you will, which reminds me of these lyrics which speak of the dividing line of life and death (The Big Dog), for all civilizations on planets like ours orbiting stars like ours:
You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun
Look out the saints are comin’ through
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue
(It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Dylan). The system of MOMCOM is "the orphan with his gun" because MOMCOM is utterly unconcerned with the big picture, instead choosing to blow up the little picture, in more ways than one, to cover up the big picture.

Hey can you dig that MOMCOM "freedom" and MOMCOM "love" is very weak cosmic puppy love?

In other words MOMCOM needs to grow up and become a cosmic adult.

Our science says we will be destroyed by the Sun, a star which brings life now, but it is also a star that brings death to those civilizations who do not become cosmic adults within the alloted time to learn the Tenets of Ecocosmology.

Some cosmic adults wrote older songs that picked up on it:
Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song

’Bout a funny ol’ world that’s a-comin’ along

Seems sick an’ it’s hungry, it’s tired an’ it’s torn

It looks like it’s a-dyin’ an’ it’s hardly been born
(Song To Woody, Dylan). Probably gives new meaning to 'birther' eh?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How Did You Like The Blackout?

That is what is coming if the powers that be shut down the Internet.

Regular Dredd Blog Readers now know, it is not so good.

Other means of communication should be learned and implemented, such as Citizen Band (CB), and other forms that will stay up if the Internet goes down.

Back to regular programming tomorrow ....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The EPA: A Legacy Not Yet Finished

From its inception, the Environmental Protection Agency’s continued dedication to their stated purpose of protecting health and the environment has made it a model of integrity in a time of so little.

Unlike other organizations, originally founded with good intentions that eventually decayed into ineptitude or a bureaucratic bird nest of misappropriated tax funding, the EPA’s constant adherence to the basic principles outlined in their mission statement make it stand out as a model of how a government agency should conduct itself.

From their continued push to research and find solutions for developing issues to their active partnership and sponsoring of programs with parallel interests, the EPA stands as the foundation of responsible policy making needed to keep this country healthy and safe.

If our Department of Education acted with a fraction of the resourcefulness or initiative of the EPA, we might see the state of U.S. education in a different position.

Perhaps the background of the EPA’s establishment can help explain its continued success as a reformer of dangerous and dirty environmental and employment practices.

Conceived as the embodiment of the grass root movement of the 1970s who saw the deteriorating state of our nation’s air, land and water, the EPA was born with a sense that it needed to rescind decades of environmental abuse by this nation.

After World War II, as Americans began enjoying a higher quality of living than ever before, a number of unfavorable changes began happening in both industry and throughout the culture of America.

The widespread use of wonder materials, like plastic, and their subsequent irresponsible disposal in landfills threatened to overtake the land’s natural ability to self-cleanse.

Add to that the population spike of the baby boom generation, the development of the “American Dream” and new scientific research showing the earliest indications of our past environmental indiscretions and it became clear that a renewed interest in the state of our environment needed to take place.

Even more impressive than the EPA’s initial development, consisting of shifting players from numerous organizations to work under an umbrella agency with a unified mission, the EPA began its life by attacking the direst needs of the nation first: passing the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.

In addition, during that first decade the EPA remained exceptionally busy, passing legislation meant to curtail further harm to the environment while also looking out for Americans through such landmark moves as setting standards for and creating the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Air Act.

After the broad-sweeping legislative actions of the 1970s, in the 1980s the EPA quickly began tackling specific industries, pollution hot spots and hazardous materials.

One material, in particular, that received the needed attention that decade was asbestos, which was addressed with the requirement of all public and private schools to mandatorily remove this carcinogen from their facilities.

Perhaps in response to the emerging patterns of asbestos exposure, which was used heavily in the military, the EPA recognized the frightening mesothelioma life expectancy facts that prompted its full removal.

In 1979 the agency had operated a program to help schools voluntarily identify and resolve potential asbestos hazards in schools.

As illustrated by their revisiting of past legislation regarding asbestos, concerns over the agency’s popularity or perceived strength has never been a limit to the actions of the EPA.

Their strict desire to keep Americans safe, even in the face of contradicting their past legislation, stand out as another hallmark of an agency with integrity. Even today, the EPA refuses to rest on past legislation, recognizing unique issues that arise and adapting.

The organization’s commitment to furthering their stated purpose continues, as this remains one of the few agencies willing or capable to respond so strongly, perhaps because of the initial burdens the nation faced when the EPA was developed.

Today, the EPA continues to warn us of environmental threats, like mesothelioma symptoms, and shifting environmental threats, renewing framework for chemical management.

Highlighting the organization’s continued excellence, the EPA received the President’s Quality Award four times since the creation of the honor.

Most recently the EPA received this award, which is the highest given to an Executive Branch agency for management excellence, in 2008.

With few other organizations carrying out their intended purpose so well, as Americans it falls on us to ensure this organization continues.

Both by protecting our health and environment, and also by acting as a needed model for other organizations, including our financial, education and healthcare departments, the EPA has already built a legacy it can be proud of in its short history.
Guest Post by Eric Stevenson

Open Thread


Newsweek has an interesting take on the Egyptian uprising
Atlantic Magazine has an interesting lesson about middle east domino theory
A main street view of middle east uprisings (to add to the interest)
A UN expert who is a 9/11 Truther gets heat from UN Boss;
The expert replies wondering why everyone is so shrill about the issue;
Foreign Policy Journal
wonders why all the fuss over the matter?