Saturday, March 22, 2014
Do What You Say
"The Drudge editor believes it "utter hypocrisy" that EPA headquarters is flushing billions of gallons of untreated waste directly into the Potomac River each year while daring to threaten Andy Johnson, the owner of a family trout pond, "an oasis for wildlife such as ducks and geese," with fines of $75,000 a day for violating the Clean Water Act. The sheer hypocrisy of the agency prompted Hurt to ask, "Why not charge Gina McCarthy and every one of her EPA employees $75,000 per flush?"
My friends in Germany and around the world used processed effluent for fertilizer before we did. I will never forget the Chinese farmers carrying their waste in a little pot on a stick. The translation was "night soil."
Most of you know that I am appalled with the amount of debt our nation has and the disconnect that won't even try to address it. If I farmed like government does, I would be officially bankrupt before I planted the first seed! I was raised more conservative than that. You didn't borrow money you couldn't pay back. That is gone out the window with today's live for today attitude.
Our environmental efforts have been somewhat effective but EPA is not doing themselves what they ask us to do. Many of the residents of where I live were forced to hook into a new low water sewer system to try and solve local septic tank/sewer issues. It is still a "sore subject" around here.
I work and talk to a lot of good people who struggle to make ends meet. We need a moral society that does what is says and says what it means.
How did we get so far off the beaten path?
We need to start our kids our right and do the right thing.