Here is a list of things that I think are wrong in the USA. And not just the kinds of things that are not well documented or obscure by nature. Wikipedia any of these topics and you’ll be amazed at the amount of real, factual information we have available on the Internet about them while the government is allowed to continue.
Washington, D.C., other USA territories – Taxation without Representation
Guantanamo Bay – war crimes and holding without charge
Cannabis/Drugs Laws – Industrial Hemp; MMJ; harsh Marijuana laws; Latin American cartels
Prison System – Privatization and unreasonable laws
Holding prisoners without charge – Bradley Manning
Dealing with racial profiling – Trayvon Martin
Education is being compromised – #DontDoubleMyRates
TSA and Department of Homeland Security – invasion of privacy in the name of liberty
No matter how many times I try to convince myself otherwise, I think I’ll still be forever frustrated with this world.
One of my casual researching interests is Garbage Island, and while reading and watching videos about it today, I heard several times that there was really no hope of cleaning it up. This was bad news for me, because up until now, I thought perhaps it was possible to clean up the plastic and recycle it into something useful instead of just leaving it floating in the middle of the Pacific indefinitely until it photo-decomposes, leaving smaller fragments of the same plastic.
Several times did I hear that even the guys who are putting the most effort into studying this growing problem say that Garbage Island couldn’t be cleaned up; the best we could do would be to cut the problem off at the source. That would be the ticket, wouldn’t it? Getting the USA to stop throwing away so much damn plastic that so it doesn’t end up in the ocean? Doesn’t seem likely to me though…