Thursday, January 31, 2013

NIMB and Privacy....hello?

I will get back to farm things, I promise, but I am just so frustrated with the world this week that I can't hold it in.

Air in a Can. Have you seen that? The smog in China is over 20 times safe levels. So here we are, screaming "Not in my backyard", shipping factories to China, shutting down coal plants, and burning up food so we can have "cleaner fuel" to gum up and ruin our engines.

Meanwhile, they're ruining the environment to their hearts' content (or their lungs detriment) over there and shipping us back poorly made crap to take the place of things that used to be made by Americans. I'm sorry, I just don't see how any of this makes sense to anyone.

And on to privacy. I believe they are conditioning school-age kids to have no expectation of privacy. Some districts are requiring students to wear ID cards with chips in them to track their location. If the student isn't comfortable with that, she gets expelled.

Then last week, I saw that a school removed the toilet paper from the boys restroom. I'm sure the stall doors had already been removed, as they were way back when I was in high school. Now seriously, what is wrong with these kids (and their parents) that they would think that vandalizing the restroom is in any way, shape, or form acceptable?

Then today, I read that a school is planning to snip 60 strands of  hair to drug test students! Drugs are bad, I get it, but doesn't my hair belong to me? Doesn't my kid's hair belong to him?

Enough ranting for the morning. I have goats waiting to be fed and milked.


  1. Wow!!!! I didn't know all this! Enjoy your fresh air this morning and be grateful you don't live in China!!!!!