Global warming has caused the Polar ice to melt to the degree that new and long wished for sea routes (Northwest Passage) have opened. But of course that is all just fraud brought on by global warming scientists. Right? Except that it is really happening. Just ask some of the shipping companies. But, don't mention it to the republican candidates because they just wont believe it. Don't mention it to President Obama either. He does believe it but is too wimpy to do anything about it our warming climate with an election around the corner.
Wynn Quigley of the Albuquerque Journal, one of the few bright spots at that paper which now uses even thinner newsprint(almost like toilet paper) had another thoughtful column on some giants of capitalism publicly worrying that our financial systems are out of control in a global economy. They don't seem to know what to do about it.
Farmers were supposed to be weaned off subsidies by this congress. What is actually happening is they are being offered the public trough in other ways. A real bait and switch. These guys, who do a great job of feeding us, are the first ones to support right wing efforts to kill assistance for everyone else. I have always seen this as very peculiar. They are making good money right now.
I am reading a very interesting Scifi novel right now titled "The Wind Up Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi