Tin foil

I have the solution for global warming and it’s easier than walking/biking instead of driving everywhere.  It’s tinfoil.  I saw a thing on the news this morning and the biggest problem seems to be that the more of the ice caps that melts, the less white we have up there to reflect light.  This leads to more warming and more melting.  I say we cover the polar ice caps (or at least the parts that have lost their snow) with tinfoil.  PROBLEM SOLVED.

Questions?  Comments?

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Politics

I have been avoiding the topic of politics on my blog, but I thought I’d express one fairly short little opinion.

I think all Americans would agree that the US is experiencing a wide variety of problems right now and most of us would agree that our government has played a role in creating many of these problems. We tend to disagree regarding the role that the government should play in fixing these problems. Some of us believe that if our government would back off and legislate as little as possible in the next few years, we the people and the free market system will be able to recover and many of the current problems will be eliminated. I think if we tried to eliminate the emotional aspects of our opinions about the two candidates, we would have to admit that both candidates want to address the same problems and that both candidates love their country and are capable and trustworthy enough to accomplish their stated goals. The only differences are really with regard to the specifics of the plans they will use to address the problems. Neither candidate is entirely wrong and neither one is entirely right. I think most of us would agree that if the elected candidate would consider aspects of both plans an even better plan may lay somewhere in between the two plans. In fact, the best plan would most likely be generated by an unbiased panel of non-partisan experts (NOT politicians). So really, in the end we are choosing between two candidates with good intentions who plan to fix a variety of problems that we are all facing. The way I see it, the main question is a philosophical question and that question is whether or not the best plan will err toward minimizing government and allowing us to do as much as possible to help ourselves or whether the best plan will charge the government with making all of the choices on our behalf to fix these problems.

Duluth

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Al, Aldo and I had a great trip to Duluth this weekend and the best news is that Al was able to see two!! count them, two Minnesota Viking wins during his visit to Minneapolis.  A minor miracle (I’ve accused Al of making a deal with the devil).  The weather held up on Wed so I was able to enjoy my s’mores at a lakeside fire.  Al and Aldo also enjoyed the s’more although they also managed to feed half the marshmallows (I have not idea how to spell that) into the fire and Aldo sent a flaming marshmallow flying into Al’s crotch.  The Fitger’s pub was fun as always (the bartender was a hot young college boy type).  We had a mellow time and I ate like a pig and drank like a fish.

Skol Vikings!!