A People Divided

Back in November the Deseret News published the Official text of Utah Compact declaration on immigration reform, a declaration of five principles that was endorsed by many community members, including the LDS church, to “guide Utah’s immigration discussion.” Then I was reading yesterday’s Salt Tribune article on the growing Momentum building for Utah immigration reform.   … Continue reading A People Divided

Legislators Continue to Ignore Climate Change

Utah’s legislators are continuing to raise the temperature on Climate Change issues, putting Utah in the spotlight on environmental issues.KSL TV has a video piece on yesterday’s vote here. The Salt Lake Tribune reported  today: In a 4-2 vote over the objections of critics — including former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and a … Continue reading Legislators Continue to Ignore Climate Change

HJR12 Heats Up

The heat is on with the Climate Change Joint Resolution (HJR12).  A message from a newly formed Facebook group of citizens against this resolution, which had organized a rally of 300 people for Friday at 2pm,  came out with this news and call to action:It looks like those on the hill in support of HJR12 … Continue reading HJR12 Heats Up

HJR12: It’s getting hot, hot, hot…..

The controversy about Global Warming continues amongst Utah’s Legislators with HJR12, Climate Change Joint Resolution which passed the Utah House yesterday 56-17.  The Resolution will now go to the Senate for review. Here are some gems reported in the Deseret News: Sponsor Rep. Kerry Gibson, R-Ogden, a dairy farmer….said some argue that if the Environmental … Continue reading HJR12: It’s getting hot, hot, hot…..

Lawmakers claim global warming is “conspiracy”

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)Utah must look really crazy to the world right now.  Members of  a House committee passed a non-binding resolution to keep federal global warming laws out of the state. ksl.com has posted a piece on the action today: KSL.com on Utah Legislature view on climate change The committee plans to take the … Continue reading Lawmakers claim global warming is “conspiracy”

“Happy” New Year?

(I have been out of town for the past 2 weeks, so posting has been non-existent.) I am having difficulty wishing people a "happy" new year with everything that is going in in our world: A failing economy resulting in job losses, a housing market crash, budget shortfalls; A broken health care system that continues … Continue reading “Happy” New Year?

Retailers in U.S. – Food Rationing?

It's kind of creepy to see that retailers have the power to ration food.... http://www2.nysun.com/article/74994 Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World By JOSH GERSTEIN Staff Reporter of the Sun April 21, 2008 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: … Continue reading Retailers in U.S. – Food Rationing?

Global Warming caused by raising animals for food

I became a vegetarian about 6 years ago when I realized that by eating meat I was contributing to an industry that really kept people all over the world from being fed.  The article from Common Dreams pasted below gives one even a lot more to think about regarding the consumption of meat:Nuggets and Hummers … Continue reading Global Warming caused by raising animals for food