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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Opus 2017-052: Headlines: The Newest Green Victory

I don’t know if you have been following the potential disaster at the Oroville Dam.  When I Googled the topic I had three lead stories at the top of the page.  One was from the LA Times, another from The Mercury News.  These are two of the least dependable sources of information in the country.  The third was from an organization I had never heard of before.  I looked at the Times article anyway.  This is a complex issue.  We will never know all the fraud, corruption and political games that have gone on behind the scenes.  One thing that is obvious is the dam has not been maintained.  Something else we can depend on is that this will be a reason for the Greens and Progressives to advance the socialist state.  This from the Times,
“Crowfoot said officials should curtail Southern California’s reliance on water delivered from the northern reservoirs including Lake Oroville, reducing pressure on the state’s infrastructure by increasing water recycling or stormwater capture. Another step could be focusing on sending more water to underground aquifers, replenishing groundwater supplies.”
Sounds reasonable but each solution means to move more toward the reduction of productivity and the availability of water.  Notice “curtail” means cut the water.  An they want to force more water into the ground which means less for salad greens and showers.  All three concepts of the mantra of the greens is here:  Reduce, Recycle and recycle.  We see this a few paragraphs later.
“California has always grappled with cycles of drought and deluge — Gov. Leland Stanford used a rowboat to reach his inauguration in 1862 — but the problems are expected to be exacerbated by climate change.”
They admit that water is not a new problem.  The concede that California has always had a cycle of “drought and deluge” but then throw in the canard about climate change as if that was the reason for the cycle. 

Climate change is a socialist term for more government control.  What form it will take at this point I don’t know but it won’t be the old result of producing more water for a growing economy.  It will take the form of less water, used more wisely.  Who will determine what is wise?  Your local water commissioner.  You don’t have one?  You will.  Maybe they will call the position Aqua Czar.  Don’t worry it will be for your own good.  It is the nature of socialism.

homo unius libri


  1. It always floors me when people want to pump unclean water into a clean aquifer and ruin it forever.

    1. It is called being Progressive.

      Grace and peace.


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