Fight for climate or have nothing left
What good will it do for us to have a balanced budget, a low national debt, no inflation, cheap gasoline, free education and forgiven student debt when we may not survive to enjoy them?
As climate change occurs faster and faster; as wildfires grow in frequency and severity; as storms grow stronger, last longer and do even more damage; as sea level rises higher and higher, we will be facing vastly greater problems than those that now confront us.
Think, for example, about what it will cost us to relocate Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Mobile, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle. Those cities and the coastal areas between them will be flooded out by rising oceans in just a few decades unless we take steps now to prevent it.
What will we eat when there is not enough water to grow crops in California, the Southwest, and the Midwest? How much will it cost to rebuild the many towns we lose to wildfires?
Climate change is far and away the most important issue facing us today, but it is being largely ignored by most Americans. Wake up, people! You can’t stop it at the last minute.
We must start now or there won’t be a United States of America left to care about budgets, debt, the cost of gasoline or the inflation rate.
David C. Furman Jr.
Rittenhouse’s mom bears some blame
I’m sure we all know who Kyle Rittenhouse is. I feel sorry for the young man. My question is, what mother in her right mind would drive her young, slightly immature 17-year-old son to a riotous situation with an armed gun?
Did she not care if he got injured? Did she not understand that a person with a loaded gun would probably kill someone?
Did she not think that if he did kill someone that he would be mentally changed for the rest of his life?
I’m not starting a conversation about gun control, but parental control is something that should be addressed. She is just as much to blame for the deaths and maiming of those people as he is. She should have been sitting next to him at the defendant’s table.
Vaccines are not 100% effective
This SARS-COV2 virus is a novel coronavirus, much like the common cold, but with which our immune systems have little to no familiarity.
For young people, most illnesses are new to their immune systems, so they generally do well against COVID-19.
As an active 62-year-old, I recently recovered from COVID-19 with fewer symptoms than most colds I’ve had. I developed what’s known as acquired immunity and have proof of antibodies similar to ones from those who were vaccinated.
The truth is vaccines are considered the safer option for most people over 60 and those with comorbidities.
For those who have recovered from COVID-19, their acquired immunity is real, and lasts around 18 months.
The COVID-19 and flu vaccines last only about six months, whereas most other vaccines last a decade or longer.
Since no vaccine is 100% effective, then there must be some who get vaccinated and develop little to no immunity to the disease.
As vaccine effectiveness wanes, even more become infected, since SARS-COV2 is no longer novel to their immune systems, their infections are milder.
If someone fully recovers from the disease without medical help, it proves that their immune system was effective. To say that only those who get vaccinated are immune is an obvious lie.
My religious objection isn’t to be part of a lie, so to get vaccinated, while I have immunity, is to be complicit with the government’s lie. Did you wonder why the government asks about vaccine status instead of immunity?
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