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Red Versus Blue - Polarizing Society

Please don't take the use of colours in this post as being anything related to the symbolism of political party colours, because that's not what it relates to. Colours are symbols. Ambiguous and can literally mean and be interpreted as anything.  Problems always arise when you worship the symbol more so than what it stands for. In these times, polarization refers to being bounced around between diametrically opposed symbols, via colours. So these colours are not a reference to party politics. Here's something quite interesting, and its certainly indicative of a much larger and more complex challenge in society. On the morning of the Uvalde school attack in the United States, in my own community in Regent Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and about two to three hours before the actual time of the attack, several people in my community, many of whom I refer to simply as a cult, began harassing me excessively. This started in the wee hours of the morning of 24th of May of this

Butterfly Dragon West Meet East Going Eco...

FYI. Much like Heylyn Yates with help from her new employee Valerie Aspen have done for West Meet East International, I've been focusing on going environmentally friendly myself at my own home office.

From the time I wrote the Butterfly Dragon story, Mr. Wrong Or Right, I've produced one half (1/2) a shopping bag of garbage refuse over the course of a month.

Here's the actual numbers over the course of 30 days for one person and his home office:

Garbage:   1/2 shopping bag 1KG of refuse for landfill sites.

Recycling: 1 recycling bag 2KG of plastic and paper materials.

Compost:   1 shopping bag 0.5KG of organic waste for my own balcony born spring garden.

That's a shift from approximately four shopping bags of garbage over the course of a month, and half a bag of recycling, with a very small amount of compost (2 - 3 Grams).

Consider that's one person. If in my home city everyone took up the same initiative and yielded similar results, that would be a reduction to one quarter of the total volume and mass of waste produced per capita every thirty days.

The math over 30 days:

Garbage:   From 4.5 Million KG to 1.125 Million KG of refuse for landfill sites.

RecyclingFrom 1 Million KG of recycling to 2 Million KG of plastic and paper materials.

Compost:   From 2-3 Million G to 1/2 Million KG of organic waste for city gardens.

Just an FYI for you, so you know that this author, coder, artist and web master puts his money where his mouth is. Actually, if I had more money for my mouth I could get one of my teeth fixed but that's a different story altogether...

Remember there's a pot of gold to be found in every rainbow.

I'm off to watch the movie Best Seller, with James Woods and Brian Dennehy, Actually, I already watched it and posted this addition after the fact. Great movie from the 80s.

After that, its off to ED, where my virtual wife will run the show for the time being...

Then its off to sleep and up tomorrow to work for six hours. Saturday, the same deal. Sunday is clean house and relax time.

Brian Joseph Johns