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Last spring, when an actual asteroid hit earth and another one closely missed us on the very same day, Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) asked NASA chief Charles Bolden what NASA would do if a large asteroid was expected to collide with earth in three weeks. “The answer to you is, ‘if it’s coming in three weeks, pray.’ The reason I can’t do anything in the next three weeks is because for decades we have put it off.”
At some point in time, a country has got to think past next Tuesday. But if we've simply got to do it, we think it ought to be done with friends. (And possibly over a beer.)
The evidence is in that we have two big (end-of-the-world-ish) problems. The vast majority of scientific thinking supports the notion that the climate is changing and that humans are responsible. Scenarios of the future range from very serious to dire. Yet we continue to dawdle and quibble over the statistically less likely possibility that all this scientific brain power is simply wrong (or corrupt, depending on who you talk to). Meander over to the right side of the aisle and they've been sounding alarm bells that the social welfare promises made to Americans simply can't be kept, without destroying the future for our children and grandchildren. It's hard to do any kind of math that doesn't support their contention. Sure, on the margin we might be able to raise taxes - but the gap isn't a tiny one, it is gaping. Implying the people who make this argument are "mean" (even if some of them are) doesn't change a single number.
The charts to the right tell the same story. You might say that both are American "asteroids," with the problem getting bigger over time and the longer we ignore it. But in this age of entrenched partisanship, we're simply unable to see what "those people" see. And until we cross the partisan divide and realize that team effort - as we would behave if these were real asteroids we must deflect to protect life on earth - can solve both problems, we're stuck in a do-loop of failure to communicate. Click the following links to find out more about the Asteroids Club project, as well as the climate change asteroid and the entitlement spending asteroid.
This program is part of theDinner at the Square season[The Asteroids Club] which is a joint project with Dr. Jonathan Haidt, author ofThe Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. See "The Asteroids Club" onlineHERE.
DINNER AT THE SQUARE:
Join the Gang at FEARS!
What if manmade climate change is real and the social welfare state is doomed?
(We might just need a beer...)
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St. John's Episcopal Church
Mexican Chicken Tenders, with Salsa, Pepper Jack Cheese and Black Bean
Brown Rice Medley with Corn, Green Chiles and Diced Tomatoes
Mixed Green Salad with Olives, Monterey Jack and Tomatoes
Mexican Corn Bread
Layered Tortilla Pie
Cinnamon Spicy Brownies
Key Lime Bars
Lemonade, Iced Tea, Water & Coffee
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