Friday, July 12, 2013

The world as it is becoming

Sara, your comment: "What's up with the train wreck in CANADA? I keep getting bits and pieces of it on the news, was it a delebrate act of violence? Some type of revenge?" And what a sad comment it is in view of what is happening in the world today. After 9/11 think of how the United States views things and think of how it was before. No, I it was not a deliberate act of violence but I am led to understand that it was incompetence, just as the Asiana crash in San Francisco was an act of incompetence. I doubt that either of the companies who own the aircraft and the train will be in business after the lawsuits and the govt. are through dealing with them. The rains in Toronto were very serious and very extensive, subway stations, a train derailment, people removed from the train in boats, cars submerged, left, basements flooded. We are an hour north of Toronto, on high ground, the Niagara Escarpment and in the country. We have plenty of places for the rain to run-off. Still, crops and farmers, who last year, despaired because of the drought, now this year, may find their crops either in great abundance or ruin because of the flooding and rain. Out west, the prairies have been experiencing flooding as well. Calgary, like Toronto, was under water at one point. There will be more extremes in weather, said one of my B&B guests the week before last. He is an environmental engineer. What causes it, I asked. He said, partly pollution and partly what the world seems to go through every once inawhile...like the Ice Age and so on. Global warming is happening. Until the reality of it lands on your doorstep, it's only a bunch of words from people we take with a grain of salt. Rosey

6 Comments:

At July 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

Rosey-thanks for the update. I am glad to hear that they don't think it was deliberate. My SIL does crop adjusting in No. Dakota, when I called him a week ago he was near the Canada border. Lots of rain there prevented the farmers from getting their normal crops in the ground on time. Thankfully now days farmers can insure their crops.
Afternoon thunder storms here right now. Just normal summer stuff.
Sara in Fla.

 
At July 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Rosey - I think it is more the news media and those unfortunate cable news TV channels that plant suspicions about terrorists, revenge plots, deliberate acts of violence, etc., than what we everyday folks really think. Because then folks will keep watching and boost their ratings. Gah.

There are too many cable TV news channels that compete against each other and they try to hook viewers (viewers = ratings = advertising $$$$$$$$$$$) and sensationalism always sells here.

I'll stop before I tell y'all what I really think about all those cable news channels. ;o)

 
At July 13, 2013 at 3:41 AM , Blogger Bee said...

I so agree with the fact that the media blow everything out of proportion, dozens of people killed becomes perhaps six bad enough but hardly dozens. Don't watch the news now watch Time team instead. Tomorrow at 6am can see the yacht racing from the USA.live yippee!!!! Depends how cold it is now we have 5degrees. Brr

 
At July 13, 2013 at 3:41 AM , Blogger Bee said...

I so agree with the fact that the media blow everything out of proportion, dozens of people killed becomes perhaps six bad enough but hardly dozens. Don't watch the news now watch Time team instead. Tomorrow at 6am can see the yacht racing from the USA.live yippee!!!! Depends how cold it is now we have 5degrees. Brr

 
At July 13, 2013 at 3:43 AM , Blogger Bee said...

Ooops sorry .

 
At July 13, 2013 at 12:16 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

I have to agree, the media is a whore for sensationalizing the news. After all, if the news was happy, would people tune into it. Newspapers, magazines, television, etc. all have to justify their commerical existance.
Rosey

 

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