|SKULLTRIPPER: BLOG OF DOUG|
global economic and political issues
For 25 years now i've cut and hauled firewood. It keeps me fit and i imagine, preserves my "youth" while keeping the bill collectors out of work. It's a great business, fun, dangerous enough to be interesting, though not very profitable, but that's not what this story is about.
I delivered some wood to an 81 year old man yesterday. He worked vigorously alongside me and we talked when the saw fell silent. He had grown up in Berlin in the late '20s. His family was told, f** your contract, get out of this house! So they spent the winter in a cabin and burned the floor to stay alive. He remembers going to school in mismatched shoes through deep snow, no socks. Said it taught him not to be wasteful. Some of us have yet to learn that truly valuable lesson.
There is a total disconnect between what we are hearing about global warming and what our leaders are doing. Have you noticed? In Canada our new PM is all wet and sweaty about adding a carbon tax to the working man's bulging pack of rocks. Simultaneously (and also at the very same time even!) we continue to escalate and involve ourselves in nearly every conflict on the planet. Has any research been devoted to the effect warfare and particularly nuclear warfare has on the planet? What about the fuel burned to move an aircraft carrier across the seat? What about the heat generated by just one hellfire missile? What would a few nukes do to my garden greens i wonder? Any numbers? All I've heard from the lamestream media on this topic is crickets but then, i've ditched almost all television many, many years ago. How about you? Have you seen a single report on the question of how war affects the temperature of the planet?
This sort of double-dating would be sad if it were not so funny! Punish me for driving 20 kms to work whilst provoking Russia with sanctions, anti-Putin propaganda, moving troops back and forth across the sea, droning tonnes of terrorist babies at will from the comfort of your air-conditioned bunkers and selling vast arrays of weaponry to virtually every bullying dictatorship on the planet?
Talk about "do as i say, not as i do"! It seems that christians aren't the only ones on the planet who are guilty of hypocrisy and double-standards! But as Kermit the frog says in those famous memes of his, "that's none of my business."
Well, just let me say I've definitely taken the road less travelled. From a farmkid in Saskatchewan to commercial fisherman, welder, machinist, log builder, wilderness tourism guide, Ive got a wealth of memories but still often manage to forget some pretty basic things! I currently operate a fishing charter/canoe trip business in the southern yukon. Check my site! http://www.nisutlinoutfitting.com Oh and by the way, opi