Saturday, November 15, 2008

Only one environmental conflict

“I believe there’s only one environmental conflict, and that’s between short-term and long-term thinking. In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it’s unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature.”

-Mollie Beattie, first woman to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Adams on prejudice

Before the [Continental] Congress had opened, John Adams had filled his diary with dismayed comments on the pervasive suspicion of New Englanders. A group of Philadelphia Quakers reminded the Massachusetts delegation that their ancestors had hanged several Quakers in the previous century and laws still barred the sect from the province. "We have numberless prejudices to remove here," Adams wrote to one friend back home. "We have been obliged to act with great delicacy and caution."
Liberty, by Thomas Fleming; page 94

My wish

If you choose not to believe the scientifically-verifiable laws that govern our world, perhaps you would move on to the heavenly world you do believe in, and leave this one to the care and keeping of those of us who do.

More wisdom

Abraham Lincoln said on November 21, 1864 "Corporations have been ENTHRONED and an era of corruption in high places will follow..."