We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I missed the details of the Supreme Court abortion decision. They upheld a federal law, not a state law as I had supposed. We Americans have abundant God-given rights and freedoms, but perhaps the freedom to commit infanticide was not among them.
Britain is experiencing a spate of murders that suggests a population increasingly unable, or unwilling, to control itself. A recent survey suggested that the British are now more prone to knife-fights than any other people in Europe. Guns have also become fashionable, despite—or is it because of?—stringent laws against them.
"Let's begin the healing process and move on." Such pseudo-psychobabble. Dr. Sanity agrees with me, of course.
Geoffrey Scotton, CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
CALGARY -- A site north in central Alberta will be home to North America’s largest biofuels refinery starting this summer when construction begins on a $400-million plant that will produce 300 million US gallons per year of ethanol, biodiesel and crushed canola.
Dominion Energy Services LLC, along with New York-based private equity affiliates Riverstone Holdings LLC and The Carlyle Group, announced plans on Tuesday for a 160-hectare site in central Alberta near the town of Innisfail for the project.
How many environmentalists does it take to change a lightbulb? Along with cigarettes, The Mohawks will be able to run lightbulbs across the St. Lawrence.
Ontario to ban 'old' light bulbs
April 18, 2007
It will soon be lights out for incandescent light bulbs.
The Ontario government said Wednesday it plans to ban the current bulbs and what it calls other inefficient lighting technologies by 2012 in an effort to reduce the province's electricity consumption and lower the greenhouse gases that cause global warming......
"There is a profound sense of urgency about climate change that can only be sustained by giving everyone something to do," he said. "The simple act of changing a light bulb takes people from awareness to action; people become part of the solution."