Just got this weather alert on my 'puter:
ALERT 1 - Non Precipitation Advisory
FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY
Issued: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 4:12 AM EDT
Expires: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 4:15 PM EDT
Now, let me go check ... yep, just what I thought. It's MAY 27th. And I have a FROST warning. The usual "safe to plant" date for Michigan is May 15th. That's the big weekend, when everyone figures its save to plant their annuals and vegetables. And, in this day and age of global warming, you'd think it would be safe to go whole hog out in the yard (which I did this past weekend) without the danger of a hard frost killing everything.
Al Gore can take his carbon credits and Man-made global warming and shove it right up his fat ass.
To add even more insult to injury, there is this story from the UK:
Every adult should be forced to use a 'carbon ration card' when they pay for petrol, airline tickets or household energy, MPs say.
The influential Environmental Audit Committee says a personal carbon trading scheme is the best and fairest way of cutting Britain's CO2 emissions without penalising the poor.
Under the scheme, everyone would be given an annual carbon allowance to use when buying oil, gas, electricity and flights.
This scheme seems really familiar ... it slips my mind ... don't worry, it will come back to me ..
Anyone who exceeds their entitlement would have to buy top-up credits from individuals who haven't used up their allowance. The amount paid would be driven by market forces and the deal done through a specialist company.
You know, these blokes don't even do Marxism RIGHT. Equal distripution of resources isn't supposed to include a scheme for the rich to get more than their fair share. But, perhaps I should admire their straightforwardness?
The idea of personal carbon trading is increasingly being promoted by environmentalists. In theory it could be used to cover all purchases - from petrol to food.
And bread? I know, we could come up with bread stores, and you have to wait in LINE to get your bread. That will insure that only those who REALLY need the bread will get it. OR something.