Stop the (WATER) INSANITY!

This is an open letter to President Trump, California’s Republican Representatives, John Cox (Republican Candidate for Governor), and all other elected and appointed officials who have not gone complete insane over global climate change and water in California…

It’s time to STOP THE INSANITY! Liberal Democrats, from Gov. Jerry Brown on down, are hell bent on destroying the California Economy, our way of life, and our ability to maintain healthful communities by further restricting water use in the state.  Prior to the introduction of AB 1668, the California Legislature had already reduced the availability of water to the point where many of our Farms, Construction Firms, and Recreation Companies were forced out of business.  Now, the State Legislature wants to limit your ability to shower, wash clothes, cook, or even drink water, all because of the abject failure of every administration since Jerry Brown Jr’s first term in office (in the 1970’s) to expand the States ability to capture, treat, and deliver water to an increasingly thirsty and growing population.

Now, rather than developing new resources (HEY, Jerry, you see that big blue ocean to the west?), Jerry and the Progressives want the California people to further conserve water.  This is at the same time we are committed to building a low-speed choo-choo to nowhere at a cost of $200+ BILLION.  A choo-choo that no one wants, no one needs, and no one will ride (HEY Jerry, you ever hear of hi-speed Airplanes?).  For 10% of the cost of the choo-choo to nowhere, California Coastal Cities and Counties could build ten Desalination Plants along to coast to provide fresh, clean, uninterrupted water to 6 MILLION Southern California residents.  No more droughts, no more rationing, no more conservation for all of San Diego and Orange Counties.  And here is the BONUS! By building these desalination plants (1 approximately every 8 miles along the coast), the various water agencies (IID, MWD, etc) could stop sending water from the Colorado River to coastal communities.  This “saved” water could then be used to restore the Salton Sea, irrigate fields and farms in Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, and provide safe, fresh, water to a thirsty and growing Inland Empire.  This same desalination technology can be used to maintain water quality and provide fresh water from the Salton Sea once it is refilled to historic levels and the Salton Sea can once again become a massive source of recreation, entertainment, and business opportunity (salt and lithium mining) for California.

It’s past time for the good people of the State of California to demand that our liberal, progressive, legislators and Governor to stop lying to us about desalination.  We have the technology, we have the energy production, the Pacific Ocean will NEVER dry up, and water is something that everyone needs and wants.  The bottom line is that we DO NOT have a water problem here in California, what we have is a LACK OF POLITICAL WILL problem to do the right thing and develop our natural resources that we have, right off of our coast.

This post inspired by an article in the Washington Times by Tammy Bruce.  California’s New Water Restrictions send residents fleeing to Saner States

Designed for Success (027)

Happy Saturday everyone!

You made it to the weekend.  Today’s 1st Success Quote is from Leonardo da Vinci. As one of history’s foremost inventors, painters, and thinkers, da Vinci demonstrated that the power of the individual is almost unlimited.  Let’s all learn from the past and benefit from the wisdom of others. Especially those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (021) BONUS!

Good day everyone!

Today’s BONUS Success Quote is from Bill Gates, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and founder of Microsoft, Inc.  There is no doubt that Bill set the standard for technology entrepreneurs and left a great legacy of individual ability for self-discovery, creativity, and innovation. Let’s all learn from the past and benefit from the wisdom of others. Especially those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (019)

Good morning everyone!

Today’s 1st Success Quote is from Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and founder of Apple, Inc.  There is no doubt that Steve set the standard for technology entrepreneurs and left a great legacy of individual ability for self-discovery, creativity, and innovation. Let’s all learn from the past and benefit from the wisdom of others. Especially those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

Since my conversion to Catholicism, and return to the Church, I expected that some would view my personal and faith-based life changes as positive (and most do), but what I was not prepared for, was the extreme negativity of some of my peers in the environmental fields.  It seems that every time I disagree with a particular notion about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability, conservation, or resource management, I am somehow “turning my back on science.”  Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.  I have spent my entire adult life embracing mathematics, physics, geology, hydrogeology, meteorology, biology, paleontology, and a whole host of other fields that end with “ology” in my quest to design and develop neighborhoods and communities that embrace and can be sustained within the natural world.

So, when I started being attacked for my renewed faith, and specifically for becoming a Catholic, I found it odd because I never before believed there was a schism between the church and science.  Aren’t both religion and science searching for the truth of our existence? After all, doesn’t everyone know that  a HUGE number of scientific advancements were made by Catholics in their quest to fulfill God’s commandment to “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:28).  In order to fulfill this commandment, we must understand the science behind God’s works.

Because I am the curious sort, I wanted to take a moment to see if my memory was correct about some of the great scientists and philosophers and their professed faith.  Of course, the great Catholic scientists such as Alios Alzheimer, Claude Bernard, Louis Braille, Rene Descartes, Enrico Fermi, Galileo Galilei, and Guglielmo Marconi came up immediately.  But I was amazed that the list I found of Catholic Scientists, their works, findings, and breakthroughs went on and on. many were Nobel Prize winners. List of Catholic Lay Scientists

So, once again it appears that the division between faith and reason is not quite as sharp as liberal progressivism would have it appear.  For myself, as I continue to work to resolve some of the incompatibilities between the natural, built, and human environment, I will rely on both faith, and reason, to guide my hand.

This post inspired by “The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It” by Jennifer Powell McNutt.