Monday, October 30, 2006
Don't complain to me if you don't like the government. Your vote or lack thereof is the reason.
I don't care if you're Republican, Democrat, Independent, Conservative, Liberal, Moderate, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Atheist or something else. Your vote matters.
This election day remember to vote. If you forgot to register, sorry, do it now and be ready for next year.
The only worthless vote is one that isn't cast.
Monday, May 08, 2006
In my ongoing effort to eat fewer milk products I've started eating soy yogurt. The first soy yogurt I purchased was Stonyfield Farm O'Soy and it tasted great. My next trip to a different grocery store forced me to try a new brand as Stonyfield Farm soy yogurt was unavailable so I purchased Silk soy yogurt. Sadly, I was disappointed with both the raspberry and blueberry. I'll stick with Stonyfield Farm soy yogurt in the future. It tastes great and provides six live active cultures.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
These selected legislators would serve a shorter term of 1 or 2 years.
They must be registered voters and have voted in the past 5 to 10 years which should weed out individuals who know little about the government.
If selected a person has the opportunity to opt out of service.
Salary would be similar to jury duty. The pay isn't great which would discourage greed.
We could start with one representative per state to see how well it works and then increase numbers later.
I recycle not just because it keeps our landfills smaller but because it makes economic sense. I learned from our city hall than recycling keeps my garbage bill lower as they pay by volume. Recyclable materials tend to be rather bulky, plastic containers especially.
Everything you throw away that ends up in the landfill is akin to littering, albeit controlled littering. You might as well just through you garbage out the window if you don't want to recycle it. I was taught not to waste things and not recycling is wasting valuable resources.
Personally as a Bible believing Christian, I believe that we are called to be stewards of our world. As stewards we should take care of it but don't place it higher than ourselves. If we can care for the world without hurting our fellow man then go for it. I don't hug a tree but I'm glad it is growing and I'll care for it. However, if I need paper or firewood I'm going to cut it down and use it but I'll plant another one or two in its place. Likewise animals eat other animals so we can too.