No Godless Test →
It has been a week since my father in law has passed. It was strange, being in the same room as a dead body. I expected to see his chest rise. I guess, in some ways, I can hardly believe still that he has passed. I have never been around death before. I can say that I had the feeling that there, before me and my wife, was just a body that was no longer functioning. I felt as though it just ceased...
Republicans and their Shit! →
It is apparent that the direction of the new congress is to try and overturn the lackluster Health Care changes. I am not surprised that they are willing to stop government in order to try and do so. Very typical of right wing crybabies!
I.J. in BP and President Obama
I am watching the Presidential News Conference about the BP Spill in the Gulf. President Obama has just taken all the responsibility to shut down the situation. He also said that it is the first thing that he thinks about in the morning, and the last thing that he thinks of before bed. That this situation will last for ages to come. I cannot begin to tell you how upset I am that the oil is still...
Constitution and You
I am about to take a Constitutional Law final from Professor Davidson, and I must say, that once again, I am a better person for having taken a Davidson class. But I am disturb to think of the implications of the cases we have studied for this class. It would seem that there has been, as it has been for some time now, a heavy slide into corporate rule. I will discuss more in detail later, but...
A brief definition of IJ →
We Will Become Silhouettes
Klamath Basin Crisis
No link today, just a quick note. I had a Meta conversation with my wife this morning. We talked about the breakdown of Democracy by lobbyist, the influence of corporations, questioning who represents us at the local level… as I said, meta. She had brought up the Endangered Species Act, the Klamath Basin Crisis and Take. I have found this FindLaw article on Take, but have yet to try to...
Cheap Cars in India →
There is concern over India having cheaply produced cars. This would add greatly to the amount of carbon emissions worldwide. Should we have a word in this?
US v. Winstar →
The Yale Law Journal Reappraisal of Legislative Entrenchment. Fun. And provocative.
Water Law →
CERCLA, Clean Water Act and Good Samaritan Laws, oh my!
The Space Constitution →
Space, the final frontier. We pride ourselves on being pioneers in America. I know, it may seem a little silly, but there may be some sound reasoning for this constitution. I mean, look at it this way, if we ever do have the ability to build houses on the moon, I would want some representation, and some understanding. I wouldn’t want some foreign invader coming and claiming that this was...
Reparations Site →
A little far out there, but fun.
"Citizenship and the Immigration Debate" →
Seeing as we will citizenship in class today I though it right to post this topic. I am sure that many in this class have an opinion on this topic.
22 Hawaiian Skulls Returned →
(Click title to link) What we have here is the perfect story in response to Professor Davidson’s “Indian Cave Treasure” story in class.
Naked As We Came (download to play)...
Preservation of Our Species
“The extinction of a species, each one a pilgrim of four billion years of evolution, is an irreversible loss. Death can be accepted and to some degree transformed. But the loss of lineages and all their future young is not something to accept. It must be rigorously and intelligently resisted … Death is one thing, an end to birth is something else” — (Gary Snyder, 1990). I...
Political Science (Player down now, download to...
An Environmental Justice site →
The environment and safe food →
There is a river in Seattle that has been long polluted. the Duwamish river has such high readings of PCBs. This has affected the fish from the river. Yet Safeway of Seattle thinks that the fish is good enough to sell to its customers. Is this right, to sell tainted fish?
Global Warming makes for profit →
An argument about global warming aside, there is now an ice passage opening in the Arctic. This have never before been the case. The opening will allow for shipping throughout the year, making it a profitable passage. This will likely have a world wide affect, with nations like Russian, Canada and Norway and the United States seeking claim. Here is how this article applies to this class. If we...
“Nothin’s gonna change my world,...
In what is now being called President Obama’s war, Afghanistan will now see a troop “surge” of 17,000 troops. President Obama looks to parallel many of his predecessors strategies, calling on the Afghans and Pakistan to implement “benchmarks”. This short clip is from an upcoming FRONTLINE piece. It is rife with comments about future generations.
“Love Vigilantes” Originally sung by...