Air pollution is different. It comes to you. In fact, if you live in the Mid-Ohio Valley, it comes directly to your home.
really wants to live along Ohio 7 between Marietta and Belpre. We all
know the air is terrible there. But we also know that you don’t have to
live along Ohio 7 to enjoy that stinking air. That bad air is going to
get you anyway if you live in the Marietta-Williamstown area.
somebody drove a dump truck to your house and piled a load of garbage
on your porch and your lawn, you’d be able to do something about it.
You’d be able to sue the guy that did it and have him arrested for
vandalism, at least.
But what can you do about the air
pollution? Where’s the EPA? Where’s George Bush’s “clear skies”
initiative? Yeah, I know. That’s all political double-talk.
people say that we should be thankful for the pollution because it
means industry and jobs. Well then, we should also remember to be
thankful for disease and death as well, because without them we’d have
to go on smelling their stinking pollution forever.
History repeats itself
in thoughts about war
the folks at home, I’m writing to say that I’m here in the war zone in
a hotel, usually safe. Soon, we in command will be required, from those
higher up, to send more soldiers into battle. At a designated time,
soon the Roll of Honor of recent casualties, must be read.”
Above are the thoughts of Siegfried Sassoon, written in 1918. It is said that if we don’t learn, “History repeats itself.”
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