Wednesday, August 15, 2012

number two

In response to the Blog “Government: Bigger in Texas,” I read an article about how Republicans would rather not teach critical thinking schools because it threatens the parents believes that were instilled into the child’s brain. I completely agree with Veronica when she was shocked by that thought.
Personally I find no problem with teaching critical thinking in schools; it allows the student to think their own opinions regardless of their parent’s opinions.
In my opinion there really is not that much to say other than, what the heck is wrong with you republicans!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Water conservation and rice from China!

To expand on my blog “WaterConservation and Meat from TEXAS”, I would like to address that as much as I am for conserving our water and raising our own animals. I do think we should maybe not farm for rice in Texas or any other crop that is water expansive. Most farmers need 2,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of rice. Now that’s a lot! Those 2,000 liters could go to something more important such as farming livestock. Texas does have a lot of room to grow so why not keep the land just for those animals and leave the rice to states and countries that can make an abundance of it without still struggling for water.
Personally as an everyday Texan, living in an area that the land is desperate for water, I think I could personally conserve water. At least in my own home as I am sure that most of us could. Why don’t we make it a law to only allow shower heads to run only 15 minutes at a time, so you are forced to take shorter showers. I know that some people do not take that long to shower, but hey my brother takes about 30 minutes. Crazy, I know. But this could help with those of us that use more than we really need. As well as laundry day, some people do it every day and it really is not needed that often. Families of 4 should cut laundry in half by only doing it twice a week. I know that some family’s do it every day! More than half the time the load can fit a lot more in them and we don’t use the space.
Did you know that every time you flush your toilet, you waste approximately 3.5 gallons of clean water and go through about 17 gallons a day! Now this is insane why are we using water that we could bathe and drink in to flush our waste? I know it would take a lot of effort to change this around but I know an easier way to help this. If you are at home and you only have to urinate, why don’t you just not flush it that time and wait till the next time you have to go. That way you are now saving approximately 4 gallons of water each day. I could do that. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

commentary number one

As I was reading an article from the blog “Government: Bigger in Texas,” I realized I could not agree more! It makes total sense to me when Veronica writes about how if marijuana was legal, crime would decrease. She makes a valid point when she tells us that people don’t smuggle alcohol over to the United States because it is legal. If marijuana was legal than I believe there would be a lot less crime because people would not be working so hard to keep things on the down low.
                Now I love her example when she uses the idea of heroin becoming legal. I mean honestly if heroin became legal, I am pretty sure no additional people would be using. It would merely become easier for the ones ALREADY using to use it legally.
Why is Texas spending too much money on trying to get rid of drugs when we aren’t seeing any improvements? It just makes no sense. Texas could make so much money on the taxes just as Veronica had said.