Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Opus 2014-292: Discernment Watch: Drought Does Not Mean Lack of Water, Part 1 of 2

California is having a water shortage.  Surprise?  No.  It is a surprise only to people who have never been here or live here and have a public school education.  These are people who don’t read much, don’t get out much and when they do get out they read their text messages instead of looking out the window.

You see, Southern California (SC) is a desert.  It may not look like it now but in areas that have been left undeveloped you find the ground covered with a sparse collection of desert type plants.  There are areas that have natural water and such, but by in large it is, and in historic times always has been, a desert. 

Deserts are known for their lack of water.  Let’s see now, desert, desert plants, little rain, lots of sun....  To me that adds up to water shortage.

Why is this becoming a problem now?  We are facing a water shortage today because California used to have visionary leaders and now we have socialist hacks.  There was a novel written years ago about the Water Wars that brought water to Southern California.  I could not find it in the time I have and I don’t remember the title but the idea of water shortage in SC is referenced on Wikipedia.  Here is a selection from the first paragraph:
 “As Los Angeles grew in the late 1800s, it started to outgrow its water supply. Fred Eaton, mayor of Los Angeles, realized that water could flow from Owens Valley to Los Angeles via an aqueduct. The aqueduct construction was overseen by William Mulholland and was finished in 1913.”
Notice that this is not a new problem.  People recognized the issue 100 years ago and did something about it.  The solution by the leaders of vision was to find water and bring it to the area they wanted to grow and develop.  They used a lot of methods, some legitimate, others questionable to buy water rights from people who lived far away and had excess water.  The sellers did not have a vision for the future and ended up being sorry they made the bargain.  Los Angeles bought these water rights, built the infrastructure and the result was the miracle of Southern California.

To be continued...

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