Categories: Politics, Global Economy

Are Insurance companies ruling our lives

05/10/08 | by yevez | Categories: Politics, Society

It seems that every time I want to make a move to organize something cool there’s always a slowing factor: Are you insured for this? Are you insured for that? But you have to get insurance…

An example, my partner and I are both involved in the promotion and sales of skills games. Footbag, Peteca, Hand Sack, Takraw are fun new games we like to share. We could help out one of our customers, a toy store owner, who would like for us to demonstrate our games in the parking lot in front of the store… But they’re afraid that the parking owner would be afraid of something happening, you know an insurance question.

The lawyers and court business combined with the insurance fraud are paralysing us for the .01 percent of chance that something bad could happen. Wonder why so many kids are fat; it’s the insurance fault. Why so many people are depressed; the insurance fault. Why people are staying home overdosing on meds, the insurance fault. This is all bullshit as it’s so far from freedom. It’s called institutionalized PARANOIA and I’m sick of it.

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Wind power will rise in Quebec

05/07/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Politics, Global Economy, Society

Yesterday the prime minister of Quebec announced that 15 new Eolian parks will be built in the province of Quebec. This is good news except for the view. The giant towers can either be perceived as beautiful or as being real ugly. The important thing is that they will provide clean energy and that’s what we need, or do we?

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Bush & Co fight Vermont

05/02/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Politics, Global Economy, Society

The Bush administration provided a document in court in the case opposing the Vermont state to the US automobile industry. As the Environmental protection agency rejected the tough on emissions California law, the government asked the court to consider that in the Vermont case the previous ruling in favor of states controlling their emission levels laws should be invalidated.

Trying to set new precedents to go against the courageous states fighting in favor of reducing pollution is really another very intelligent gesture from that administration. Just what the rest of the planet needed by the way. This shows a great sense of leadership for the future :>

Almost at the same time India’s finance minister was declaring:

It is a crime against humanity to transform our food into automobile fuel

Right on Palaniappan Chidambaram, way to go.

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World Hunger - what can possibly be done?

04/30/08 | by yevez | Categories: Politics, Global Economy, Society

I am touched by the hunger problems, I am touched in my heart, aren’t you? This doesn’t have to do with religion, with any of the definitions we ever had, because we have to stop defining ourselves throughout our past.

video:

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and then this guy who really explains the whole thing as it is.

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Nuclear power is it really a solution?

04/29/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Global Economy, Society

Nuclear power plants cost a fortune to build and to maintain but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. For something as dangerous as it is, remember Tchernobyl and Three Miles Island anyone?, it also bares some long term costs that may not be worth their while. The extra costs come with the disposal of the extremely toxic and long lasting nuclear waste. As with every solution there are people who have economic interests in the process, same for nuclear.

Just give this video a look; it’s about the situation in England and the alternative solutions that could replace nuclear with a smaller footprint on the environment and, yes, smaller costs. It can be found on the Greenpeace UK website.

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Canada sells its soul to the US for oil money

04/26/08 | by yevez | Categories: Environmental concerns, Global Economy, Society

In Canada’s fight to perform a better management of the greenhouse gases we lose because we compromise ourselves in selling the tar sands oil to the US. In an article I was reading this week the journalist was titling

Canada is victim of the american appetite

This is total BS,

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Ethanol seems to hurt more than it helps at this point

04/17/08 | by yevez | Categories: Politics, Global Economy, Society

Five years ago I was all pumped up about the idea of Ethanol entering the fuels market. Right now I know I was fooled, some one must have known that this would lead to a catastrophe. For the small gain in pollution reduction that it turns in,

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