“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

No on Prop. 23

It should be stunningly obvious to everyone concerned why Proposition 23 in the CA election should be voted down. Prop. 23 freezes California's global warming policies until unemployment is lower than 5% or hell freezes over.

One thing not many people seem to know, however, is that jobs in the wind power industry now FAR outnumber jobs in the coal industry. The idea that protecting the environment is a zero sum game against jobs is totally absurd.

If you've ever driven past that big oil refinery on the way to SF, and rolled up your windows, you'll know the Texan business that's investing the most in passing Prop 23.

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