I am saddened to read that the NFZ ordinance might soon be repealed. The ordinance imposes no harm, and it opens discussions between a few nuclear-armed countries and Olympia. Those discussions might not occur without the ordinance. Olympia continues to do business with corporations that are invested in nuclear despite the ordinance. The port of Olympia continues to accept US military shipments despite the ordinance. The bombing of Japan helped China grow to become one of the most successful communist nations and enabled Indonesia to become a muslim haven despite the ordinance. Meanwhile the US economy is declining and the attitude towards nuclear weapons is softening. Why? What are the implications of repealing the NFZ? How can this be good? I challenge supporters of repealing the NFZ to show the statistics that demonstrate why the repeal is financially or statistically warranted.
Olympia made a major correct move with Quixote. I watched as an outsider evolution of Quixote from tents on grass to tarps on chips. A contribution to the local economy is only possible once exterior motives like shelter, relaxation, and food are satisfied.
The intentions are to invest in the economy in order to promote maximum potential growth for the most amount of people as advised in The Bible. Whether you agree with The Bible or not you should agree that money is good and the key to worldly success and better health for you and the environment when done correctly as it does. I'm for groups in Olympia who are contributing to our local economy by providing local services directly to our local citizens. Olyblog is an avenue to increased wealth an economy. This can be utilized as enhanced connections and understandings in the local community and as an increase in self respect. Respect is my first priority, and I am writing this particular blog in an attempt to replace disrespect with respect. Lets get that done by increasing the money flow here. Any ideas?
Thanks to the People for Puget Sound for showing The 42 minute film "The Inland Sea: Where have all the Orcas Gone?". It contained some realistic scientific evidence regarding the dangers of polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments.
Where is the worm-safe packaged tuna boycott? Who killed that cause? Did it go underground to hang with celtic Christians?
Worms and bottom feeders rate higher than dolphins and orcas in many marine life risk assessments; attention rests where attention is due.
I nearly fell asleep watching a half-hour of a slow motion great white shark attack on a seal during the Discovery Channel film, but the local films were top-notch. They generated interest, emotions, and inspirations. Filtering rain water through neighborhood rain gardens was one great idea. Why drain directly into the bay at all?
Let us filter dangerous plastics' entrance into the ecosystem too. Containment cruxes constituation. Now we safely contain nuclear waste in earth-quake-safe permanent containers and hand-feed plastic to worms, ocean bottom feeders and ourselves over and over again, as if nuclear is the problem.
Solutions presented by the City of Olympia and People for Puget Sound during the films at SeaCinama Film Festival 2008 included bikes, busses, rain gardens, regulated whale watches (instead of unruly watches), and classification of species high on the food chain as endangered.
Over all, Ocean Day was a great event. I wondered why there were any empty seats!
Outside "security" hijacked the dead prez concert due to lack of police presence at that event, and outside "anarchists" hijacked mayday due to the lack of policy enforcement there as well. TESC responded to the concert riot by banning concerts instead of recognizing their lack of professional presence, and Olympia outcasted the goals of the mayday event instead of acknowledging the wolves in sheeps' clothing. Everybody can do better.