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But hatred is best combined with Fear. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful—horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. And Hatred is also a great anodyne for shame. To make a deep wound in his charity, you should therefore first defeat his courage.

Screwtape to Wormwood, per C.S. Lewis

First, if it seems to be trying to catch your attention by sensationalizing and instilling fear, be skeptical. I’m astounded how many fake news stories I’ve seen about things getting worse at Fukushima. No, they aint! One can no longer trust news sources. One must find multiple sources and evaluate each one. It is generally difficult. Do the hard work, or be duped. Sadly, fake news seems to be more abundant than actual factual reporting now.

Source: Radiation Levels Not “Soaring” At Fukushima Daiichi | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Statistics don’t care to be saved.

“As a physician, I am intrigued, if not put off, by the EPA concept of “premature deaths.” How am I to know that that unfortunate patient, who has just died, died prematurely? If asked, he would undoubtedly claim that he had died before his time, no matter the actual cause. All deaths are “premature” when viewed subjectively.” Dr. Charles Battig

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/10/new_climate_regulations_will_save_lots_of_imaginary_people.htm

Dr. Batting uses examples to explain why EPA rules will help no one. While reading Dr. Battig’s keep in mind that our air and water in the USA have gotten significantly cleaner every year since 1970 when we first started keeping track. Every year cleaner for 45 years. Our air and water are cleaner than they were 100 years ago? How clean do we need to be?

Cleaner than clean hurts.

The bottom line is the EPA rules will hurt the bottom line, especially for those with the lowest bottom line. EPA rules passed the point of diminishing returns long ago. The EPA causes far more harm than it mitigates. The EPA is the most dangerous thing known to mankind.

End the EPA.

The practical way to end the EPA is to repeal the Clean Air Act. I hope that is possible.

Political will will have to be high. Those voting to repeal the laws that empower the EPA must have sufficient backbone to take the name calling and threats.

The politicians will have to replace the laws, because we do actually need to protect our air and water, but the laws must be targeted and specifically limited in scope and control. Very specific. I expect that will cause some problems and confusion for a while as lawyers fight each other and politicians to iron out the details. Still, it has to be better than what we have.

EPA is killing us.

EPA is the most dangerous thing on earth.

War is hell. We all need reminded. However, it is part of our world, at least for now.

This song speaks to me. Barry is one of the greats.

This phrase, “the worst fear,” struck me, and I had to post a note.

You’ve thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain’t worth the blood
That runs in your veins

https://youtu.be/sYA51Ok_rcU

The link above is Barry McGuire. I like it better than the Bob Dylan original, but this is a good video too.

https://youtu.be/gOyWO2K9Crw

I pray that we, as humanity, never fear to bring children into this world.

I’ve decided to post the link:

http://thepointman.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/the-nigger-word/

because of the extreme nature of the subject matter of ThePointman’s subject. Still, he is very insightful, and knowing exactly what he means, and why it matters to all forms of hate and demeaning activity makes it worth reading and sharing. All of it. He makes many sound points worth considering and incorporating. He is using an older word in place of a newer one for affect, but you realize that. I’m just pointing it out for the sake of formality.

He makes the point that it really boils down to fear. We must NEVER walk in fear. He talks about fighting some things, but never people, but I’ll point out that we must stand for what is right. We must stand for truth. We must stand for what we believe. The things against right, truth, and effective belief will always show themselves, and standing FOR the good, naturally combats the bad.

Stand for truth. Stand for what is right. Do good to all, especially those who oppose you.

 

 

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