Saving our World

“There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless more recycling takes place. That is what a new report from the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation warns. If the current trend continues, the report said, oceans will contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in 2025.”

This is mainly due to the increase of wealth in China and India, and the fact that they are spending more money on better food.

It’s also due to stupid people. A couple of weeks ago when it was pouring down rain here in town, I was driving home and noticed the ditches were overflowing with water. When I passed by where the huge pipes were dug through to turn into people’s driveways, I saw they were totally clogged with trash. Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, paper, white plastic bags marked “Walmart” or “Dollar General” All manner of things that should be recycled, but were thrown out the window or dumped into the ditches by people. Stupid people.

We worry about a variety of things. Politics fills the pages of this medium every day. We worry who is going to run what and be what, and do what. We should be worried for the world our grandchildren are going to inherit. Will they even have clean water to drink? Will there be enough food for them to eat? Will the air be pure enough to breathe?

Our country should be leading in this effort, but we’re not. We’re back peddling.

Self Sufficient??

I guess by the end of  November in 2020, I will know if I’m going to have to put in a wood stove for heat, break out my shotgun for deer hunting, and my .22 for squirrels.

I’ll know if I’m gonna need to get my fishing rod and gear out to go down to  Chickamauga creek to fish for bream, bass and catfish. I’ll break into my stored up pinto beans, buy me some laying hens to go in the woods behind my yard, like the local country folks do. I’ll know it’s gonna be a hard candy Christmas, and a sad New year.

I’ll come up with enough to pay for food and gas if I can, but the rest of them can see “Helen Waite” who works in the complaint department, cause if they don’t like it cause they ain’t gettin paid….. they can go to “Helen Waite”

First person that comes near my yard with anything on which resembles a uniform, or with a look of bad intent gets both my mean little wienie dogs sic’d on em.

I don’t get blind mad about much, but not getting paid, or having my Social Security and Medicare cut is one of the things that’ll do it. I might survive without them, but if I have to start being thataway it’s gonna be hard to go back to being my kind upstanding self.

Nuff said, I reckon.

Why you gotta’ be so Mean?

When you look at people who are mean, or mean spirited, you have to wonder…why?
Mean, as an adjective is defined as follows:
adjective: mean; comparative adjective: meaner; superlative adjective: meanest
unwilling to give or share things, especially money; not generous.
“she felt mean not giving a tip”
synonyms: miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, parsimonious, penny-pinching, cheeseparing, Scroogelike; More
informal, tightfisted, stingy, tight, mingy, money-grubbing, cheap;
“he’s too mean to leave a tip”h
antonyms: generous, munificent
unkind, spiteful, or unfair.
“it was very mean of me”
synonyms: unkind, nasty, unpleasant, spiteful, malicious, unfair, cruel, shabby, foul, despicable, contemptible, obnoxious, vile, odious, loathsome, base, low; More
informal, horrible, horrid, hateful, rotten, lowdown;
“a mean trick”
antonyms: kind
vicious or aggressive in behavior.
“the dogs were considered mean”
That’s a lot to take in I know. The actual thing about a person being mean, as opposed to being kind is that for the most part…it’s a conscious choice to be mean. People actually know it most of the time when they are being mean. At the very least, they highly suspect it, but don’t care.
As long as you’re not being mean to your own particular “group, clik, or associates” …well that makes it ok, doesn’t it? It’s ok to be mean to those who don’t look like you, think like you, act like you, are beneath your social class, are not as educated as you, or with whom you generally just don’t have anything in common.
It doesn’t count if you’re just a little bit mean to them.
It’s just my opinion, but I think it’s the one thing which is the most wrong with our country and our world.
I’ve been guilty of being mean. We all have. But I think more and more how much easier it is just to be kind. I want to try harder not to be mean.
It’s certainly a battle we all have to fight every day.
But I think it’s worth it. I think the world would be better for it.