Saturday, June 3, 2017
I refuse life's unfairness. I refuse to embrace it, recognize it, or believe in it. I have otherwise recognized the horrors and atrocities brought on others by their fellow human-being. Label me irrational, nonsensical, and way to much of an idealist. Overall, I dislike, hate, the notion that one must die, can die, or be made to suffer and die by the hands of others directly or indirectly.
Saw a picture by Kevin Carter, a famous photo journalist in the 90s, by accident. It was a photo of a Sudanese child in 1992 starving, or being made to starve, in a war torn area. As she crossed the ground to get food or drink she collapsed on her face, and a vulture swooped down and stood behind her. Needless to say, I stared at the picture in shock and disbelief, and the image has been with me ever since and will be with me forever.
Sudan was in a civil war, yet I selfishly thought, why didn't somebody kick that vulture. Give the child food. Give the child water. Whisk the child away to safety. Sadness, anger, rage, and the absurd need to see that vulture kicked and cooked like a chicken, consumed me then and still at times. It's presence made death real, irreversible, and definite on that child and people in that area. That photo itself shows the worse truth of humanity and suffering.
Most people too often think, let the world burn, no matter, the fire is over there, it won't touch me. But it will eventually, because the world is burning.
There are a lot of people that don't just live in a bubble, they literally don't have any concerns outside themselves. They are walking a straight line and not looking to either side of themselves. And when or if they should encounter a hole, they just step over it and continue walking unless they should fall into it. Only then do they notice others and scream for help. The world's problems, other people's problems, are nothing unless they touch or effect them.
Genocide should be an issue that all the world leaders should unite against and prevent or end completely. Genocides are atrocities committed that give too much control to people. No one should be allowed to have control over another person's life and ability to live. And how pointless genocides are, they are blatant inhumane cruelty based on petty differences, hate, racism, and/or discrimination.
Genocides take from our relationships and only leaves a constant stream of human conflict. Allowing genocide to exist means tolerating people expressing or practicing their judgment on the people they discriminate against or hate. This only causes conflict, wars, crime, and terrorism. And leaders trying to dodge wars will have to face crime and terrorism, which will eat their wealth still.
All nations should adopt the provision that punishes genocide in order to stop it. The countries that don't are probably guilty of doing it or allowing it. And Hell follows them and us, because the world will burn, and a fire that is not put out only spreads.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017
Here are the ways one would go green, or live in a more energy efficient and cost efficient way for themselves, a better climate, and environment. These are fairly simple, they just need to become a habit. A lot of time it can't become a habit because we are so busy. This involves remembering to do these things and not all of us are in the best situations in that we are inclined to care.
However, even upon crappy non-progressive days we must care because a hurricane, twister, tornado, cyclone, tropical storms, tsunamis, or rising waters or flooding will not deter or stop because we're having a bad day or year. In my case, remember the Tropical Storm Floyd.
Going Green Involves
Household Energy Use
Unplug devices that are not being used. Turn off lights in rooms. Charge up devices to use them most of the day, which all saves energy and money on electric bills.
Invest in solar panels or just one. This reduces dependence on electricity and how much you pay for your electric bill.
Try to, TRY to drink kitchen sink water. This can mean making drinks like lemonades, teas, whatever drinks that you can create or ice water even.
Small is Good
Invest in a smaller house or a house that fits the needs for your family with small land. This reduces the waste and destruction of forest and land. Smaller homes keeps space from being wasted and save money and energy.
Commute, Bike, Walk and Reduce Emissions
This involves trains, buses, walking and cycling. This is is good for people living in a city or metro area where there are plenty of commuting means and businesses are under a mile or less.
Now in the South or towns where things can be miles away, we would need to decrease how often we have to drive to our stores and businesses. The way we can decrease commuting is by making a list of the things we need to get when going to the store. So, do a quick walk-through in the house to see what you need, make a list and then get everything in one fell swoop. Also, carpool to work if it is feasible.
Recycle and Reuse
We must use recycle bins. We must try to reuse plastics and glass for any reason we can think of.
Food Consumption and Gardening
Most of us in America dont have a problem with this. We don't waste food. Keeping food from waste is important, but is hard because it means being mindful of how much just you or you and your family consume which is excellently done by mothers and most of the rest of us suck at. We can master this I feel and refrain from allowing our foods to waste. We need to be mindful or what we use and how much of it we use when we invest in it.
Growing food is great. And it comes naturally for all the green thumbs, so grow foods. Grow vegetables that you like to eat. I am a broccoli, mushroom, green, yellow, red pepper, and spinach person. For the ones that can't grow foods, you can always visit your local farmer's market.
We have to use a trash can, trash barrel, trash bin, or trash bag when we are disposing of trash. It is common to drop it when walking because we don't want to carry it, but we must push ourselves to wait until we get to a trashcan. Trash gets into our waters which can cause health issues, death to lifeforms and animals, and also there can be an increase in rats, which is what we don't want because they are very smart creatures.
Okay, on this one I don't have too much to give on. Some people use vinegar and water to clean and something called Borax. However, baking soda is a good cleaning agent and so is hydrogen peroxide and micofiber cloths for cleaning.
Last: Spread the Word and Put Up A Reminder List
Encourage everyone to do these things and keep a short list as your daily reminder.
And there you have it, this is the green initiative for the individual who cares to embrace it. Habit is key even with me, and surely but certainly we will get to better environments.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
We are in the times of rampant spontaneous storms, ever rising waters, and dying lifeforms. We as human beings have a responsibility not just to ourselves but the lifeforms that we are superior to. To have those in power of Government and/or of industry turn their backs on the influences of humans on the climate, the earth's condition, because of a refusal to change, profit or some other personal endeavors is not just stupid, non-progressive, and increasing dependence, but lazy.
We all must change. Change is important. Change will end dependence, foster new ideas, better innovations, and all for everyone to live better lives.
Climate change may not be touching everyone yet, but it will. Earth is a living star, unbalanced by our influences on the climate, therefore dangerous to us and our global community members.
We, the people, must change even if the powerful won't. If we change, everything must change with us.
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