imagine my surprise as i went tooling about the news recently- something i have been limiting myself with because of my low tolerance for stupidity and corruption- and found that the pentagon wants to spend over $125 million for a posh new tribunal courthouse in guantanamo bay. apparently, providing adequate supplies to our troops in iraq and afghanistan- as well as medical care for our wounded here in the states- isn't a top priority for the bush administration or the republican members of congress. they tried to sneak it in without debate you see. not to mention that the whole secret prisons thing isn't really legal. just because bush says it is- doesn't make it so.
the other thing that stymied me- is why the american people continue to watch utility rates and gas prices take over their budgets. there are plenty of alternative fuel sources out there to implement or even explore. why aren't we? oil and gas companies want to squeeze every last profit out of us that they can- while getting in on the ground floor of the developing alternatives. i am sure that they are going to milk every last drop of federal grant money for research into avenues that are less promising than others. i personally think we should explore this option: south korea uses garbage as fuel. i mean we produce more garbage in one day than many places in the world ever. my question is- why aren't we exploring these avenues? it is going to take years to implement anything we have right now. the earth may not have that long.