Corruption - a prescient warning

Corruption is a cancer. A cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy.

Diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity. Already tight national budgets crowding out important national investments.

It wastes the talent of entire generations, scares away investment and jobs.

But most importantly, it denies the people their dignity. It saps the collective strength and resolve of a nation.

Corruption is just another form of tyranny.

Open Thread - Thurs 11 May 2023 - Some Environmental News

Some Environmental News:

A woman who is a fourth generation shrimper, Diane Wilson, from south Texas, beat a huge plastics corporation (Formosa Plastics) in court, for disregarding the law and the regulations (and agreements the company had made with the state), and constantly sending plastic pollution (tiny plastic balls called nurdles) into the ocean. She won the lawsuit, was awarded 50 million dollars which she's put to use in her community and has now received the 2023 Goldman Prize for environmental activism.

Diane Wilson, with a Megaphone, from the Article on her Website

Discerning the news

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The radio in my old Mazda pick up finally gave out a couple of months ago. It was stuck on one station for years before that, but even that quit working altogether. The station it was on was one of those loops that played the same songs over and over. It got to the point that I had the loop memorized and knew which song was next.