Well, I have 3 articles for you this morning!
We’re very fickle apparently when it comes to climate change:
Opinion surveys on climate change are often reported as national averages, but national opinion is not the most important thing to most politicians. They respond to regional and local opinion, the opinions of their constituents. With that in mind, a new study attempts to map public opinion on climate change and climate policy in geographic detail, down to the level of counties and congressional districts.
Next, some scary points about Atlas Shrugged:
Over the past year, I’ve been reading and reviewing Ayn Rand’s massive paean to capitalism, Atlas Shrugged. If you’re not familiar with the novel, it depicts a world where corporate CEOs and one-percenters are the selfless heroes upon which our society depends, and basically everyone else – journalists, legislators, government employees, the poor – are the villains trying to drag the rich down out of spite, when we should be kissing their rings in gratitude that they allow us to exist.
Finally, I knew there was a reason everyone seemed batshit last week:
If you’re noticing tempers flaring in people around you these past few days, along with a strange spike in fits of rage and unusual nightmares, you are not alone. Today’s full Moon – which is cause enough for odd behavior – also happens to be in the extremely rare position of being a Sagittarius Moon while at the same time it’s entering a Mercury Retrograde phase (Mercury Rx) – arguably the most dangerous full Moon of the entire year. Mercury Retrograde (which began June 2nd and ends June 11th) is, in itself, a period to be weary of. Susmita Baral writes: “This is one of the handful of times of the year when Mercury rotates slower than usual and this creates the illusion that the planet is moving backwards. From an astrological standpoint, Mercury Retrograde means nothing but trouble. Those who believe in astrology would be advised by astrologers not to make any big purchases or life decisions.” If you work in an office environment you will also notice – more than most other people – that machines and digital equipment are breaking down or going on the fritz for no reason, the #1 most common side effect of Mercury Retrograde.
So how you doin’? 😀