Woody'z of the opinion:
There are no "accidents" with loaded guns. A child dead of gunshot inside the home is prima facie evidence of at LEAST negligent homicide or criminal indifference, or both. Parents should be prosecuted, every single time. In addition, anytime a child dies of violence in a home, the parents should be sterilized, as a matter of course--unless the result of a home invasion, or drive-by shooting, or some other random "act of god." Don't let 'em breed to kill again.
About Half The Fresh Water in the World
Woody'z pretty much resigned.
They're gonna fuck it up.
The Great Lakes, that is.
The States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New York all border on the Lakes.
Of them, all but Minnesota and New York are governed by bat-shit crazy tea-baggers and fundie fux who are just itchin for the Apocalypse. Pat Quinn of IL is a Rahm Emanuel Dim. Indiana has reverted to its Klan roots, Ohio's Kasich is unspeakably assinine, seems intent on surpassing Indiana as the most "northern" confederate state.
All for the oil.
You can't (yet) run cars on water, and even if you could, it would be becoming a scarcity. They'd make you choose between mobility and food. That's "Free Will" in the marketplace.
Oh, I'm glad I don't have kids of my own. It would be unbearable...
Woody's Occasional Real(ity) Estate briefing:
A Bust! Well, it seems the highly touted foreclosure settlement iz considerably LESS than met the eye?
When announcing the National Mortgage Settlement, President Obama said that it would “end some of the most abusive practices of the mortgage industry, and begin to turn the page on an era of recklessness that has left so much damage in its wake.” It does not appear that any of those abusive practices have ended. And the government, at all levels, has basically walked away from its responsibility to protect homeowners.And I bet yore disappointed?
Well, bless yore lil hort...
You didn't actually expect Prez LowBar to cut off any CorpoRat income streams, did you? Really?
But never mind. Nothing's really gonna change,
That's cuz mortgages are the CorpoRat State's "goodest and bestest" hedge against revolution.
Ya see: Even with the rate of foreclosures as they are currently reported, WAY more than half of Ummurkin families live in houses they "own."
The surest way to prevent any violent overthrow is to make sure the majority have more to lose than to gain.
Home mortgages ensure that balance will remain generally steady in favor of passivity, even if some poor people get fucked at the margins.
They always do. They don't matter.