A thoughtful compilation and analysis of some important, but underreported and under-researched news stories, with particular focus on keeping the People informed about all Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.
-----The 'Civil Flag' -- Forgotten Flag, or Flag of Fraud and Fiction?
-----Status of the 'Fair Tax Act of 2005' (H.R. 25; S 25)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005
China so Environmentally Irresponsible They Are Facing Severe Water Shortages Story dated 23 March 2005
"In Beijing . . .each resident has access to only 10,593 cubic feet of water a year, compared with the world average of 35,310 cubic feet . . . more than 300 million rural Chinese lack clean drinking water since most waterways are fouled by industrial effluent, untreated sewage and runoff of agricultural chemicals from fields . . . A survey in January found that only 47 percent of water in major rivers is drinkable, while half of all lakes are heavily polluted. And 35 percent of ground water is undrinkable due to pollution . . . Hundreds of thousands (of) Chinese are afflicted with various diseases from drinking water that contains too much fluorine, arsenic, sodium sulfate or bitter salt"
Lest you forget, China was exempted from the hypocritical (and I believe specifically anti-American) Kyoto Protocols. And, if China ever criticizes (or has criticized) the U.S. for our allegedly bad environmental record, I say to China, "before you seek to counsel me on the speck in my eye, remove the plank from your own." _____________________________________________
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."