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Left Coast / Right Coast: Things we can’t live without

Mike Gold living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

There are a couple of basics that humans could not live without. Chief among them are air, water, and food. Studies have shown that a person could not live more than a couple of days without water.  Air is another matter. In fact, we can only survive for about three minutes without it. This is the main reason that I have no interest in ever scuba diving. 

Left Coast / Right Coast: Fake News – Nothing new under the sun!

Mike Gold living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Photo credit: Scott Brown.

I’m certain that many of you have seen a lot of conservative politicians and conservative radio talk shows talk about the rise in “fake news.” They complain that the news is, basically, unfair to them.

Personally, I find this trend mildly amusing. Why? Because this “event” has been around for well over 100 years.

Left Coast / Right Coast: My View of Energy

Mike Gold living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Photo credit: Frank Hammer.

We all would like to think we can save the planet. That’s assuming you believe the earth is getting warmer due to CO2 generation – from all the fossil fuel burning activities going on all over the earth.

In China, they are opening up a new plant every seven to ten days although that appears to be slowing down recently. But coal trains rumble by my home above the Burlington Northern railroad tracks on Puget Sound – bound for shipping to China from a port in Bellingham north of Seattle.

Left Coast / Right Coast: The Free Market Capitalist System

Mike Gold in his Porsche. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

I participate in a discussion group, which meets every Wednesday. Today the subject came up about how our American economy is the largest (by far) in the world. Trailed by China, then Japan. I maintain that the singular reason was the brilliance of our founding fathers. In drafting the Constitution these men, all of whose families came to the fledging United States from Europe, they recognized what worked and what didn’t work.