Thursday, May 10, 2007

18) Less Water - More Violence?

10 May, 2007 - 10:40 PM Pacific time
Los Angeles -
I've just turned off our local news broadcast and the major coverage at this hour is a big brush fire burning on Catalina Island; this fire is a serious threat to the historic town of Avalon on the island and now people are being ordered off the island. The big part of the island fire story on the news throughout the afternoon had focused on the fact that deployment of these giant hovercraft to get "resources" to Catalina from Camp Pendelton Marine base was taking far more time than it should have.
Why Los Angeles County doesn't/didn't have enough "resources" already deployed there should be the underlying current for all of us during a crisis: Government Services may not be able to reach us for quite sometime if at all! The lack of forecasting and planning on our "officials" parts certainly does not instill confidence in this voter! What else aren't they planning for? I remember the huge fire storms of several years ago that wiped out much of Malibu and I recall the news helicopter flying over the next morning showing film of the devastation; there was one house standing untouched amidst all the burned out houses and foundations were all that was left of most.

The news crew interviewed the guy whose house survived and had been photographed from the air. He had a gas powered pressure washer and a full swimming pool. He yanked out his power washer, dropped the intake into his pool, put his nozzle on "stream", kept the flames off of his property, and saved his house himself; I'll never forget that interview. The guy was cool and prepared! I'm telling you folks, the fuel crunch is just a wake-up call for the real crisis that is looming if we don't all prepare and conserve: World Without Water scares this taxpayer far more than a World Without Oil does....Until next time....Peace

17) More Outrage - Less Water!

10 May, 2007 - -
Just when I think I've heard it all in regard to the horrific treatment of men at the hands of the Family Law/Child Support Collection Industries, I'm further blown away! The link in this post is to a story about a man in PA. who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so that they could conceive a kid, and is now being held liable for child support despite that fact that he is now DECEASED! Do you think the donor had any assets? Duh!! Nothing is too low for the snakes in the Family Law/Child Support Collection Industries to stoop to when it comes to a man's money or assets, nothing!

The weather has cooled here in L.A. which is making the fire fighters quite happy, not to mention their jobs easier but the horrific draught continues. I remember the first time I read about Austrailia's desalination plants and thought that we should have desalination here in California; I was in elementary school some forty years ago. To reineforce my position, today I offer a few pieces from Steven Chu, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the 1997 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics; this guy knows what he's talking about; the rivers that remain today will dry up!

Mr. Chu's research shows that California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, the tallest in the state and water supply for millions, could lose nearly all of it's snowpack by the end of the century; let's get goin on the desalination plants Arnold! Mr. Chu goes on to state that Greenhouse gases are the culprit; anyone surprised?

Come on people, the wrting is on the wall. Mr. Chu said that if he were "Emperor of the World" he would "put the pedal down" in respect to energy conservation and carbon emissions. He also pointed out that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is at it's lowest level in 20 years. But, I personally recall it has been very low before. Let's get those desalination plants going and stop driving so often. I believe it was Sir Artur C. Clarke who said that if the Los Angeles basin shut down all vehichular traffic for just one day, we would have smog free air for two years! That's it! 4th of July, 2008! You'd better get to where you need to be because we're gonna shut the place down; cars & trucks everything vehicular for a day; it can be done people.....Until next time.....Peace!