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Garbage Reclamation

Our world and country is faced with a number of problems including, but not limited to, dwindling natural resources, garbage accumulation, lack of employment, and a sputtering economy. I have a solution that will help fix all of these problems, I call it garbage reclamation.

How often do you find yourself throwing away something that is works perfectly, yet is too outdated for your use? How often do you find yourself throwing something away that could fixed easily but it was just easier and cheaper to buy a new one? How often do you find yourself putting materials in the garbage that should be recycled? I would be willing to bet every one of us has done each of these things at least once, if not dozens or even hundreds of times.

So our landfills are being filled up with products that we can easily reuse. Thus, the whole purpose of garbage reclamation is to reclaim the resources we are just throwing away. How will it work? It is hard to say, but I think it would go something like this.

When the government introduces the project it will need hire scientists and engineers to get the project going. Right there we have money being put back into our economy. These scientists and engineers will evaluate the situation and come up with the most safe and efficient way to reclaim the resources thrown in the garbage. Then the real fun begins.

People will need to be hired to more or less go through the garbage. They may do it with machines, they may do it by hand, or maybe even a combination of both. There again, our government is spending money by employing these people which is going right back into the economy. Then the items that are recovered will be processed.

Processing will consist of sanitizing and sorting the items, which of course will employ even more people. Sanitizing will ensure the products are safe enough to be redistributed into the population. Sorting will divide items into two categories complete products that are in working condition, complete products in need of repair, and items to be broken back down to raw materials. All these items then can be sold to help curb the cost of the project.

This is only an outline of what a garbage reclamation project can do. With its creation new technologies and processes can be produced to enhance its efficiency. The project can also help reduce the large amount of waste produced in our country and reduce our countries dependency on foreign countries for raw materials (such as oil, which is used to produce plastics). Lastly, the project would be most affective if it is done in conjunction with laws punishing those who throw away materials and products that can be recycled. While this may seem problematic to people, it wont be, materials would be divided into three categories (just one extra than we have now) and be picked up on garbage day. Enforcement of the law will be done by those picking up the garbage and the punishment would be a simple fine. Sure, it will add to government spending but it would be worthwhile, helping our environment and economy.

Article written by Joe Bechtold | Give your feedback on this article. | Visit Joe's website at www.reformamerica.net

Political Correctness

In the name of political correctness and trying to bend over backwards to never insult anyone we often run the risk of insulting everyone. In our multicultural society we have been taught that we should enjoy everyone's cultural differences, but at the same time we are cautioned to be extra careful. We shouldn't "insult" anyone else by being insensitive and uncaring by saying "Merry Christmas" to someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas or any other holiday for that matter.

What is our world coming to? The purpose of having a multicultural society is to enjoy the differences each one brings to the table. If I wish you a Merry Christmas and you don't celebrate Christmas, great. That doesn't mean I'm trying to shove anything down your throat, it just means that I like you and am trying to give you a greeting that means something to me. If it means nothing to you, then just take it in the way it is intended, say thanks and move on. Or, even better, wish me a holiday greeting that fits your background and heritage. We will both be better for it and will come to understand one another even more.

Political correctness often causes more misunderstanding and frustration than it can ever hope to clear up because it actually tends to reduce dialogue between people of different backgrounds. This further prevents people from even bringing up topics that need to be discussed.

With that in mind let me wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to continuing to grow and expand my campaign for President throughout 2008.

Frank McEnulty - Independent Candidate for President | Give your feedback on this article. | Visit the campaign website at: www.frankforpresident.org



Get Involved

Do you sit and yell at the TV when politicians come on? Do you shake your head sadly whenever you see a homeless veteran? Is that all you tend to do?

It's time to put up or shut up America. We all love to talk about how we could do things better or how we would do it if we were in charge. Well, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. If you can think of it, you can write it down. If you can write it down, you can type it. If you can type it, you can e-mail it and if you can e-mail it, you can send it here.

We at Reform America are committed to giving voice to anyone who wants to put their ideas out there to make our nation a better place. As the readership grows, we are able to take those views to a wider and wider audience. Grassroots campaigns begin with voices speaking out. You have opinions. Voice them. We aren't about conservative or liberal. We aren't about pro-this or anti-that. We're about Americans and the First Amendment. Reform America is about politics by, for and of the people. You are the people. You only need to speak up. America is listening. Send your article to: stories@reform-america.net



Have You Been Downsized Due to Outsourcing?

For several years now we have listened to some within the business community tell us that America can't compete on a global scale unless they send our jobs overseas where they can be done cheaper. The question becomes, if we don't have good paying jobs here, how can we sustain our own economy? We want to hear from you. Have you lost your job? Have you been forced into a lower wage job due to outsourcing? Has outsourcing been a success for you? Did you end up in a better job?

Tell us your story so we can make sure the politicians see how outsourcing really impacts the workers who are backbone of America. Send your story to stories@reform-america.net

 

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