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I'm Sick and Tired
of being Sick and Tired
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.

Stop the madness

Of all the businesses and pinhead politicians talking about “green” this and “green” that or “go green.” What a bunch of hogwash. Businesses and consumers are the cleanest they have been in 100 years.

In fact, newspapers that put that triangular “recycled” symbol on the front of their paper are misleading readers to make you feel “good” about them. Fact is ALL newsprint being made today comes from recycled pulp. They don’t chop down trees to make newsprint pulp.

Fifty years ago, some plants got away with dumping “raw sludge” directly into rivers or their own little “land fill.” This is not going on any more (in the US).

Remember smoke stacks belching filth into our skies (or pictures of it)? Nope, doesn’t happen anymore and hasn’t for decades. When the coal-fired power plant out on Smithers Lake generates electricity, they take coal and pulverize it into powder that ignites in the “burner” leaving nothing but ash - that they COLLECT and sell to cement plants. All I ever see off in the horizon is white plumes of STEAM from that huge exhaust stack hundreds of feet high.

Those elitists, local and federal politicians and the like, that are following this fraudulent bandwagon are attacking capitalism. Carbon tax, carbon sequestering, etc. is just a way for the government (mostly federal) to control our lives (and commerce). Does Al Gore really own interests in a carbon sequestering company?

Carbon sequestering - what a joke. Any ONE of the numerous catastrophic volcano eruptions in the last 100 years released more carbon monoxide than mankind has released in 2,000 years. How are you going to sequester that? I know, it’s carbon dioxide, I was just seeing if you were listening.

There is not one shred of scientific evidence the any climate change is man made. In fact, these same pinhead “scientists” have just said temperatures MAY cool slightly, but only for the next 10 to 15 years due to some change in the gulf stream? What a bunch of bunk!

Stop this madness. Don’t be a lemming. Question anyone that tells you the earth is getting warmer. Ask for proof. Look at any of this so-called evidence and analyze it critically. Scientists approve prescription drugs all the time and quite frequently are WRONG. They take the drug off the markets because it kills people or has some deleterious effect. So, don’t just think, “Well, these scientists say it is so” and give up your liberty.


Michael Fredrickson is the General Manager of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. He can be reached at michael@fortbendstar.com.

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