[ExI] bees again
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 22:26:28 UTC 2016
BillK wrote: Perhaps humans will not react quickly enough to solve these
multi-factor problems. There are too many different special interest
groups opposing each
You are a Congressman. The fellow in front of you, smiling and shaking
your hand, is a big source of campaign money. There are lots like him too.
But you are representing thousands or even millions of constituents. What
about them? Too abstract.
In Mississippi (elsewhere I just dunno - did not Google it) a legislator
can use campaign funds for ANYTHING - trips to Florida, cars, mortgage
payments. (Big series in our local paper on this). We are judged the most
corrupt state in the US. Our ethics commissions etc. are a joke.
Maybe it isn't this bad in DC, or maybe it's worse. I dunno. But fixing
campaign financing would seem to help us all and cost us nothing. Who is
going to lobby for this besides Ralph Nader, Consumer Reports, and the like
- in other words, not contributors?
We don't like what is going on in Washington. Trump shows us that in
spades. I would not vote for him for dogcatcher, but we do need someone(s)
to radically change the way our representatives do their business.
On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 March 2016 at 20:29, spike wrote:
> > Watching that closely. The evidence provide by Europe and UK bans on
> > neonics are inconclusive.
> I think the difficulty is that humans like problems that have *one*
> Just do X and the problem is fixed.
> They don't like problems that have multiple causes and need multiple fixes.
> Banning neonicotinoids should help a bit, perhaps more in some areas
> and less in others. But by itself it probably won't solve the bee
> decline. (And other insect species are declining as well).
> Same with responding to climate change. Action is required on many fronts.
> Perhaps humans will not react quickly enough to solve these
> multi-factor problems.
> There are too many different special interest groups opposing each
> partial solution.
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