Questions and Observations…

Are you with Q?  Ancient Alien theorists say, “Yes”!  I mean, really, who wouldn’t be?  He seems like a fun guy.  Granted John de Lancie played Q a bit…over the top as the saying goes but I think it gave Q that certain…je ne sais Quoi that made the character special – unforgettable, even.  Those episodes were always fun and he…what?
Wait, what?  ‘Deep State’?  What’s that?  Really?!?  Okay, one question:  when you make your hats, do you use the heavy duty foil or is the normal weight okay?

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I finally saw a climate change denier say in the social media that it would be inappropriate to try to say the fires currently raging across the entire western region of the United States have anything to do with Climate Change, specifically, Global Warming.  The “thinking”, apparently, is that because many of the fires have human-caused ignition points – several are attributed to arson – they can’t possibly be blamed on global warming.

And here I thought the IPCC said the fires that DID happen would be larger, more intense, and harder to fight.  I’m no expert but I don’t think sources of ignition even entered into the discussion.  Two record-setting fires in as many years seems to back the IPCC position.  You know…again…

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“Americans HAVE the sticker shock of health care as it is and what we’re also not talking about is, why aren’t we incorporating the costs of all the funeral expenses of those who die because they can’t afford access to health care?  That is part of the cost of our system.  Why don’t we talk about the cost of reduced productivity because of people who need to go on disability, because of people who are not able to participate in our economy because…they’re having issues like diabetes or, or they don’t have access to the health care that they need?  I think at the end of the day, we see that this is not a pipe dream.  Every other developed nation in the world does this.  Why can’t America?  And that is the question that we need to ask.  We have done these things before.  We write unlimited blank checks for war.  We write…we just wrote a two trillion dollar check for that tax cut – the GOP tax cut – and nobody asked those folks, “How are they going to pay for it?”  So MY question is, why is it that our pockets are only empty when it comes to education and health care for our kids?  Why are our pockets only empty when we talk about 100% renewable energy and it’s going to save this planet and allow our children to thrive?  We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do.  But when it comes to, uh, tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war we seem to be able…to invent that num…invent that money very easily and, to me, it belies a lack of moral priorities that people have right now, especially the Republican Party.”
_                                                                                                                   – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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