Friday, April 15, 2011

signs that we are in deep doo-doo

1. Cheez-Whiz

2. anti-bacterial soap

3. plastic (in everything...see #1)

4. global warming causes earthquakes

5. having to specify and pay extra for organic

6. GMO

7. tofurkey

8. pharmaceutical companies manipulate and patent "vitamins"

9. bankers that were bailed out by the taxpayers get multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses while taxpayers continue to lose homes to foreclosure

10. Target and Walmart sell groceries

11. doctors know little about nutrition and only what drug reps tell them about pharmaceuticals

12. lobbyists write the bills that become laws

13. only the rich can run for office--regardless of how smart, educated, or knowledgeable they are

14. built in obsolescence

15. it's cheaper to buy a new printer than new ink cartridges


kario said...

Signs that things are getting better:
The Shift Network and their Spiritual Awakening Series,
People from all over the US coming together via the Internet to sign petitions and lobby for the things they feel are important like Planned Parenthood and NPR,
The vast outpouring of support from regular people when global tragedies strike,
Children taking it upon themselves to start non-profit agencies and other groups to support causes they believe in...

I know there are more. They just don't get enough press.

Wanda said...

Yes, are so right! Bring them on, readers. Add to kario's list!

Deb Shucka said...

Many of your previous posts offer great examples - the most recent of which is Caroline Casey.

Cheese Whiz made me giggle.

Kathryn Grace said...

Amen, Wanda! Amen, Kario! Sign things are getting better: A discussion on public radio yesterday on green energy solutions. It was about the giant solar array Google hopes to profit from in the Mojave desert, but it was what the experts had to say about how we don't need big, expensive solar arrays in the desert to meet our renewable energy needs that was so exciting. Nor do we need to spend nearly so much money to get it. They're talking about common sense solutions to the problems that leave more tax dollars in our wallets and, just possibly, more energy dollars as well. If you're interested, there's a link to the recording of the KALW "Your Call" episode near the bottom of their blog post, here.