Out of the Blue

The swans both appeared on the pond this weekend, which was the first time we've seen them there since they began nesting in the adjacent marsh. This led me to speculate their brood may have hatched, and a Facebook post by a neighbor confirms this is the case. I'll take a walk past the area this afternoon to see if I can spot anyone. I'll be careful, as I don't want to upset anyone, but I would love to get a look at the babies when they're still so little.

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GaianElite wrote on May 24, 2022, 21:05:
Is there anything we can do as citizens or does something need to be done on the national level? What type of event has to happen for our leaders to do something? Like if an entire school was executed? Starting to doubt even that. Voting seems like an impasse. It's like there are several hundred ticking time bombs at any moment in this country that could be set off. I'm not Superman and this is incredibly frustrating, but then again not even Superman can be everywhere all at once. Those are my neighbors who are dying.

#FuckAbbot
#FuckCruz
#FuckCornyn

As citizens? Given how divided this country is, not much.

As a country, here is a non-exhaustive list:

  • Outlaw PACs
  • Outlaw lobbying
  • Outlaw campaign contributions. Every political official runs on a limited, public fund
  • Term limits for all politicians and judges
  • Outlaw redistricting
  • Dismantle the Electoral College and go to a total public vote
  • Disallow riders on bills. Every bill must stand on its own merit
  • Create and enforce solid, well reasoned domestic terror charges
  • Revamp the tax system and return to a progressive tax
  • Political officials must divest themselves of all interests and stocks in any corporation prior to taking office and may not hold any interests or stocks during the course of their term
  • Elected officials may not have held a corporate board seat ten years prior to or after their term
  • Maximum age limits on elected officials

"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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