Water Conservation, Retention and Better Policies

As the populations expand in Colorado outside of Denver, Las Vegas, North County San Diego, Atlanta, Phoenix, Tucson, San Bernardino, Riverside, Albuquerque, etc; The West will need to look to transferring the load of cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Bernardino to getting water from the ocean through Desalination Plants. At one point during the last drought states had to make a choice between fighting fires or saving the water for drinking. This could have been a serious issue in CO, MT, NM, NV and AZ.

In 2003 and 2004 we saw the Hurricane Season bring much rain fall to drought areas of Southern and South West TX, to the Carolinas, Alabama, Georgia. Along with the normal flow of storms has alleviated the drought stricken regions of the US, but realize as those reservoirs were filled up it was not business as usual, although some pretended and continued water wasting practices. The lawsuits over the building of new reservoirs by the Sierra Club in Colorado and elsewhere, reservoirs we desperately need if we are to continue to build our cities and suburbs. If we look at other nations, which do not have the area we do in terms of populi per acre, we can see that our incredible consumption must be mitigated with increased supply and also conservation. If our populations in arid regions continue to expand and we continue to lose population from rural America due to economics, jobs and agriculture farming changes as well as allow immigrants legal or otherwise without proper control of the direction of the flow of water and the education of that population we are leading for a major calamity. We must protect our dams and rivers along the Colorado River from International Terrorists as well as control our thirsty appetite for this finite resource.

There are issues and concerns with the flow of water in this modern era, we must not take it for granted, nor should we turn a blind eye to the serious nature of these issues. Water is life and we are not paying attention to the importance of it. The purity of the water we drink is also at issue, but many municipal water resources are as clean or better than bottled water, as a matter fact the bottled water companies use municipal water many times and talk about a profit. We must continue to find easy, inexpensive and successful ways to keep the pollution out of our rivers and streams which are the drinking water for those down stream or might flow into underground areas where shallow wells feed fresh water to homes, schools, government offices and businesses. There are many things that small business owners can do to mitigate such things. Likewise if industries will continue to look towards win-win situations and non-linear decision-making, we can find ways to serve our markets better, increase profits and efficiencies using far less water and do their part to help keep our water supply clean. There are also things our non-profits can do when they do their activities, for example;

http://www.carwashguys.com/fundraisers/ch2.html .

And the government agencies can find simple ways to assist businesses rather than making complicated and costly regulations. They should also be leading by example with their water conservation efforts and taking tips from the inside down to the employee level of ideas to help them do their job better using less water.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:

On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week  The New York TimesIt's been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the stories you might have missed.
Safecrackers, Quant Funds and Machine Politics  BloombergThe weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: Economics: The ...
Has Mr Market risen above politics or is it still hoping for a vote for Modi?  Economic TimesThe stock market surprised everyone during the week gone by, as there was no panic selling after the Congress' win in major states, which proved that realities ...
Bishops pray for politicians' integrity amid Brexit turmoil  The GuardianCofE leaders also call for national unity as Jo Johnson urges May to hold vote on deal.
How would a second Brexit referendum work?  The GuardianMind-boggling complexities over timing, question(s) and how votes would be counted.
Brexit: where the hell do we go from here?  The GuardianA week of brutal infighting at home and diplomatic stalemate abroad has left Theresa May's government deadlocked.
Jeremy Corbyn slides in approval ratings in spite of Tory schisms  The GuardianOnly 25% of voters thinks Jeremy Corbyn is decisive, according to a survey, down from 31% in October. The Labour leader's fall to his lowest score at any point ...
Investors are hypersensitive to politics  CNNWall Street often ignores political headlines. Earnings and the economy are what matter most to the market. But it's getting harder for investors to brush aside ...
Week In Politics: The Many Investigations Into The Trump Administration  NPRNPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators León Krauze of Univision and John Phillips of the Orange County Register about the different ...
On Politics: Senate Votes to Withdraw U.S. Support for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen  The New York TimesThe Senate voted against American military support to Saudi Arabia after the kingdom's crown prince was accused of ordering the murder of a dissident ...
Politics Report: SANDAG Chief Offers Real Talk on Shortfall  Voice of San DiegoThe transportation and planning agency seems to be coming to terms with the fact that it won't make good on the promises it made to voters in 2004.
The Politics of Memory in Barry Jenkins’s “If Beale Street Could Talk”  The New YorkerRichard Brody reviews Barry Jenkins's “If Beale Street Could Talk,” starring KiKi Layne and Stephan James and based upon the novel by James Baldwin.
Pressure grows on stubborn DUP to avoid Brexit ‘countdown to disaster’  The GuardianIn Remain-voting Northern Ireland, the hard-Brexit unionists are alienating voters. But they aren't in the mood to shift position.
Politics cloud felon voting rights restoration in Florida  ReutersTAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Elections officials across Florida say they expect former felons to flock to their offices to register to vote next month when a newly passed ...
What five states say about next five months of politics - Guess who's back  Economic TimesAfter a string of defeats, Congress is back in the reckoning. In the three BJP-ruled heartland states where it was a straight fight between the two parties, the ...
Conference hears of challenges faced by women in politics  The Irish TimesFemale TDs endure sexist remarks, comments on their dress and macho culture.
I will stay in state politics: Raman Singh  Moneycontrol.comOutgoing Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said that he will not move to the Centre but remain in state politics. The Congress, in the recently concluded ...
Canadian and U.S. diplomats say politics has no place in extradition of Chinese executive  Washington PostSecretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Canadian counterpart said Friday that politics should not be a factor in the extradition of a Chinese technology ...
Nas Daily to join politics after being inspired by 'good politics' contributing to 'S'pore's wealth & power'  Mothership.sgNas Daily is joining politics. Advertisement. He made this declaration on Day 978 of his daily video series. I'm going into Politics. FACEBOOK WATCH.
Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Influence U.S. Politics  Wall Street JournalA Russian woman accused of acting as an agent of Moscow pleaded guilty to being part of a conspiracy to influence U.S. politics by becoming involved with the ...
The next Koch doesn’t like politics  POLITICO.euChase Koch, son of Charles, has a different vision for the conservative juggernaut his family created.
How to create a leaderless revolution and win lasting political change  The GuardianIn an age of insurgency, legitimacy is crucial to harnessing the energy of protest, says author Carne Ross.
Brexit: Juncker and Tusk say withdrawal agreement not up for renegotiation – Politics live  The GuardianDonald Tusk accused MPs of showing a lack of respect for Theresa May, saying there would be no more negotiation on the withdrawal agreement. Speaking at ...
Politically Correct: Actors Who Fought Elections - No Politics, Please!  Economic TimesPolitics, through the ages, has shown to have its own charm. And thus, consequently, has managed to draw people from all walks of life - sports, cinema and ...
'Brexit fatigue has set in': what the European papers say  The GuardianMedia in the rest of Europe have been scathing about Theresa May's chances of winning further Brexit concessions from the EU27 after the bloc's leaders told ...
Theresa May's worst week in politics - what happens next?  Financial TimesTheresa May endured one of the most difficult weeks of her leadership: delaying the meaningful vote on her Brexit strategy, facing and winning a confidence ...
Communal Politics Won't Work in Hindi-speaking Belt Anymore: Urmilesh  NewsClickIn this episode of 'Urmilesh ke Saath, Hafte ki Baat', senior journalist Urmilesh talks about the recent assembly election results in five states. He talks about the ...
Politics this week  The EconomistThe hard Brexiteers in Britain's Conservative Party opposed to Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU struggled to get enough support to depose her. The deal ...
Longtime politics writer says Trump is 'certainly the worst president' in his lifetime  CNNLongtime political journalist and columnist Al Hunt says Donald Trump is "certainly the worst president in my lifetime."
What happened next? How Melania Trump’s jacket revealed her true politics to the world  The GuardianWhen the first lady arrived to meet children separated from their families with a coat emblazoned with the words 'I really don't care. Do U?' what was she trying to ...
Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents  The New York TimesHe identified six qualities in evaluating performance in the Oval Office. (No. 1: emotional intelligence.) And as a scholar of Eisenhower, he liked Ike.
Chanticleer CEO Survey: CEOs in their own words on politics and rebuilding trust  The Australian Financial ReviewIn part two of the Chanticleer CEO poll for 2018, we look at two questions that go to the heart of the level of of trust in Australian politics and corporate life.
From Mueller to Kanye West, here's this year's White House Christmas poem  USA TODAYSince Bill Clinton was president, Greg Clugston's poems have detailed both the politics and headlines in the nation's capital.
Could politics make you a profit?  The IndependentWhen uncertainty comes calling – from any angle – we're used to being warned to hold fast, to stay the course, and any number of other journey-related ...
As Va. GOP seeks new course, Corey Stewart says he’s finished with statewide politics  Washington PostNORFOLK — As Virginia Republicans met to figure out how to reverse a decade-long losing streak, their most recent standard-bearer and most polarizing figure, ...
Theresa May not expecting 'breakthrough' on Brexit deal at EU summit – as it happened  The GuardianPM won party backing in confidence vote but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons.
I don't belong to any political party: Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of Meghalaya High Court  Economic TimesIn a recent judgement, Sen had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant citizenship to Hindus coming from other countries.
After the Assembly Polls, Will an Alternative Politics Gain Momentum?  The WireFor quite some time, there was a sense of fatalism and pessimism. BJP's loss may put an end to that.
May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – as it happened  The GuardianPrime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117.
'Despairing' businesses triggering no-deal Brexit plans, says CBI  The GuardianBusinesses are in “despair” over Brexit and have already diverted hundreds of millions of pounds in investment out of the UK, the Confederation of British ...
Ahead of 2019, play The Poll board game of dirty Indian politics  QuartzThe Poll simulates India's national electoral process, warts and all.
Your Politics: Brexit - what just happened?  RTE.ieThis week Aine Lawlor is joined from London by Political Correspondent Paul Cunningham who has been covering the dramatic events as the British Prime ...
The media consumers most likely to believe Trump’s falsehoods? Fox News watchers.  Washington PostThe good news in a new Washington Post Fact Checker poll is that most Americans don't believe the various untrue claims that President Trump makes. Nearly ...
Climate change is a problem of politics, not science  EURACTIVThe scientific, economic and social arguments for aggressive action on climate change are powerful. Our political leaders are now at a fork in the road and our ...
Liberals must learn the politics of emotion to beat rightwing populists  The GuardianAttachment to place and identity can be part of a radical democratic project, says writer and broadcaster Paul Mason.
Britons must pay €7 to visit mainland Europe after Brexit  The GuardianThe European commission has confirmed that British citizens will have to pay to visit mainland Europe as soon as the EU's free movement laws no longer apply.
As Trump prepares for his holiday respite in Florida, he is more isolated than ever  Washington PostPresident Trump, more isolated than at any point in his presidency, is scheduled to leave Washington at the end of this week for a holiday respite: two-plus ...
Brexit: Challenge to May's leadership intensifies as senior Tory declares 'no confidence' - Politics Live as it happened  The GuardianRolling coverage of the day's politics, as Theresa May travels to The Hague, Berlin and Brussels to seek EU support for concessions on the Brexit deal.
Brexit 'delusions' risk putting UK into crisis, warns Ivan Rogers  The GuardianFormer UK ambassador to the EU outlines his hopes for more honest leadership during a speech in Liverpool.
Sri Lanka Political Standoff Eases After Court Rulings  Wall Street JournalCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka—A political standoff that began in October eased as allies of a former president said he was poised to drop his controversial claim to the ...
The 'Feel True' Politics of Demonetisation  Economic and Political WeeklyWill the obliteration of foul facts diminish the power of truth?
Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban  Al Jazeera EnglishSelf-exiled cofounder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.
Week in politics: Apologies, relief and unanswered questions  Radio New ZealandAnalysis - The PM's unprecedented apology sets off national soul-searching, while new ways to deal with the drug scourge and the strange case of Stephen ...
Political tribalism in Trump’s America: what Andrew Sullivan gets wrong  Vox.comSullivan's essay on political tribalism shows he's blinded by his own.
Age of Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius comes to an end  PBS NewsHourDue to political pressure and harassment from European governments, Doctors Without Borders is ending operations of its last rescue ship, Aquarius, which has ...
Politics Isn’t Pretty. But Politicians Are.  The New York TimesAnd now for a shallow — but honest — take on the midterms.
William Ruto and leaders preach unity in Bungoma tour  Daily NationDeputy President makes second visit to vote-rich region in a week.
Far right breakthrough in Andalucía send shockwave through Spanish politics  The GuardianThe anti-immigration, anti-feminist Vox party has gained a foothold unseen since Franco's death. Voters reveal what drove them to extremes…
‘That warrior sound’: the band fusing power metal with politics in remote Australia  The GuardianThe most isolated metal band in the world, Southeast Desert Metal, take on everything from genocide to climate change.
Political parties condemn civilian deaths in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, demand action  Economic TimesSRINAGAR: Mainstream political parties in Kashmir Saturday condemned the killing of civilians allegedly in security forces' action during an encounter in ...
The Guardian view on the Turner prize: art as politics  The GuardianThe judges of the Turner prize have issued a challenge by awarding it to Charlotte Prodger this week. The challenge is to pay attention, to stay alert, and most of ...
Mulvaney calls Trump 'terrible' in 2016 video  CNNA 2016 video obtained by The Daily Beast shows President Donald Trump's now acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney calling Trump a "terrible human being" ...
The politics of petrol in Zimbabwe  Financial MailThere are fears that differences in government circles over economic interests relating to energy supply are affecting political decision-making at the highest ...
The Copa Libertadores debacle is a story of Argentinian politics  The GuardianThe decision to move the all-Argentinian South American football final to Spain after a violent incident is a sad commentary on the state of the country.
The Brexit political declaration – rated  The GuardianAnalysis of the 26 pages May brought back. What's resolved and what's in the long grass?
A Fact-Checker’s Guide to Thanksgiving Politics  The New York TimesWith the holiday on the heels of the contentious midterm elections, it may be inevitable that your angry uncle or radical niece will turn talk to the campaigns, the ...
'You'll never have that again': John Howard on longevity in politics  The Sydney Morning HeraldIn 1996, Australians were watching Blue Heelers and Friends on television. The Spice Girls and Savage Garden were big. Kieren Perkins and Susie O'Neill ...
The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka's president  Reuters IndiaA plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks ...
Norwegian politicians reject UK's Norway-plus Brexit plan  The GuardianSenior Norwegian politicians and business figures have rejected Norway-plus, the increasingly touted British cross-party plan for the UK to leave the EU but join ...
These Americans Are Done With Politics  The New York TimesAs the country catches its breath after one of the most acrimonious midterm elections in years, it would be easy to conclude that all of America is hopelessly ...
The Spectator's parliamentary awards confirm that UK politics is a joke  The GuardianHanding out prizes for cowardly cut-and-run resignations is no laughing matter, says the Guardian's former deputy political editor Anne Perkins.
Gambhir Dismisses Rumours of Joining Politics, Open to Coaching  News18Gautam Gambhir categorically rejected rumours on Sunday around him joining politics but the former India opener indicated he was open to coaching at the big ...
The Gods That Will Fail  The AtlanticIf voters are freighting politics with religious significance, we need to drain it of the expectation of transcendence.
Climate Change Emerging From the Political Shadows  Wall Street JournalWhat's the sleeper issue of the new political cycle? Here's a good bet: It will be climate change. The signs are proliferating rapidly. Twin wildfires in California last ...
WARREN: The three big political stars of 2018  Toronto SunThis year was a noteworthy one in politics both local and internationally.American President Donald Trump continues to dominate the political agenda.
Brexit study finds significant decrease in diehard leave backers  The GuardianBritons are growing ever more pessimistic about the state of Brexit negotiations, with even diehard leavers angry with how the past year has gone for their cause, ...
The Hardest Glass Ceiling in Politics  POLITICOThis was supposed to be the year of the woman. But dozens of female political operatives say they weren't invited to the party.
Timeline: Everything that's happened in Swedish politics since the elections  The Local SwedenIt's no news that Sweden has come to a political deadlock since the September elections. But how did it get there, and why? Here are the most important twists ...
Amazon's HQ2 deal represents what's wrong with American politics  The GuardianNew York is offering the retail giant $3bn to set up shop in Queens – it's time to pull the plug on corporate welfare.
All-party panel set out stances in Channel 4's Brexit debate - as it happened  The GuardianCaroline Lucas, James Cleverly, Barry Gardiner and Jacob Rees-Mogg to argue their case over what should happen.
Books on Politics: Best of 2018  Wall Street JournalOne of the inscrutable ironies of the last two years is that a New York real-estate mogul and reality TV star has forced so many academics and intellectuals to ...
With Telangana in the Bag, KCR Sets Sights on National Politics  The WireKCR said people are fed up with both the BJP and the Congress, and he would focus on bringing together regional leaders to present a credible alternative ...
Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote  The GuardianTheresa May has postponed the final vote on her Brexit deal after a last-minute conference call with cabinet ministers, a clear admission by the prime minister ...
Best books of 2018: Politics  Financial TimesIdentity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition, by Francis Fukuyama, Profile, RRP£16.99/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, RRP$26. One of the ...
France tells Donald Trump to stop interfering in its politics  Economic TimesThe French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the ...
Let’s hope Scott Walker’s next job doesn’t require chart-making  Washington PostThe outgoing Wisconsin governor tried to downplay his party's push to strip powers from his successor with a terrible graph.
Enable more women in politics: First non-partisan women's convention held in B'luru  The News MinuteOn Saturday, a number of women gathered at Cauvery Hall in Chalukya hotel in Bengaluru. The gathering was a unique one, and probably one of the largest ...
Our end-of-year awards celebrate the worst in politics  The EconomistONE OF THE highlights of any political journalist's year is the Spectator dinner. Politicians and hacks drink fine champagne, eat good food and exchange juicy ...
Qatar quit OPEC because of politics, not oil  The EconomistQATAR WAS the first Arab state to join OPEC after its founding in 1960. Now it will be the first to leave. On December 3rd the emirate's energy minister, Saad ...
May's leadership under threat as Tory MPs mobilise against her  The GuardianTheresa May's grip on power appears to be slipping as speculation grows at Westminster that she could face a vote of no confidence from Tory MPs exasperated ...
Here's the political news you missed this holiday weekend  CNNWashington (CNN) For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to unplug from the news of the day and enjoy a home-cooked meal with family and ...
Trey Gowdy says he'll return to politics if Tim Scott runs for president  Charleston Post CourierSouth Carolina retiring congressman Trey Gowdy has insisted he's done with politics on every level, but he's willing to make an exception for best friend Sen.
On World AIDS Day, why the politics of AIDS is so important  Washington PostDec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a day intended to increase awareness about a disease that has led to the deaths of more than 35 million people since 1981, when the ...
The Racist Politics of the English Language  Boston ReviewIn a post-election analysis, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns described Corey Stewart, the Confederate-sympathizing Virginia ...
Foreign Office investigates reports that state-funded body targeted Corbyn  The GuardianThe Foreign Office minister, Alan Duncan, has ordered an investigation into reports the government provided funding to a Scottish-based company meant to ...
‘Stop,’ ‘I wasn’t there,’ ‘I don’t know anything about that’: Republicans dodge or dismiss Trump’s legal woes  Washington PostSenate Republicans struggled to account for Trump's behavior and not-so-consistent statements after his lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years ...
Macron’s politics look to Blair and Clinton. The backlash was inevitable  The GuardianThe French president has cut taxes for the rich but maintained austerity. It's a failed formula, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott.
George H.W. Bush's Life Has Plenty Of Lessons For Today's Politics  NPRThere are a lot of lessons Americans — and today's politicians — can take from the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, who died Friday at 94.
WATCH | 'It would be lit!' - Twitter reacts to Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s new political party  TimesLIVEThere was mixed reaction on Twitter after former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng launched his own political party, the African *Content* Movement.
'We' Did Not Miss the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism. You Did.  EsquireThe New York Times plays itself—but offers a useful window into how establishment media has enabled all this.

George Bush--A New World Order

When this president's father was in the Oval Office, he... Read More

Lawyers and Franchising

It is amazing how the Federal Trade Commission has destroyed... Read More

Dont Trade Rights for Security

"Those who sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are not... Read More

Ground Gas Canisters for Land Mines

Land Mines have been one of the most evil left... Read More

Public Sector Economies in Transition

In the previous article, we described the various methods developed... Read More

Affirmative Inaction

One of Abraham Lincoln's claims to fame is the fact... Read More

The Absurdity of the Public School Monopoly

The notion that local governments should have almost total monopoly... Read More

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Was created on July 30th 2002, by... Read More

Water at the Roots of Twenty First Centurys Conflicts

According to a postulate made by Ignacio Ramonet ecological resources... Read More

The FIRST FAMILY of the United States

The Randolphs:Peyton Randolph was the first President of the United... Read More

Chinese Military Build Up - Sun Tzu and Chinese War Machine

We are currently seeing a build up in China of... Read More

Peace in the Middle East

Peace in the Middle East - whoa that is a... Read More

When Will America Wake Up?

In order to win the presidency in America, candidates must... Read More

Dealing With UK Water Rates Debts: What You Need To Know

UK Water RatesYOU CANNOT BE DISCONNECTED FOR WATER RATES DEBTSWater... Read More

Eurovision Song Contest - Kiss My Butt Neighbours

Tonight I resigned myself to the fact that this is... Read More

The Federal Trade Commission, reality check

Federal Trade Commission Owes Industry and Entrepreneurs an Apology. The... Read More

Transporting Troops in the Future

Currently when we transport troops we use large cargo planes... Read More

Quality of Life and Freedom, Unilateral Discussion

City Governments is their quest for; "quality of life" often... Read More

Lack of Peace, Reaching Critical Mass

You have in front of you two buttons, one is... Read More

Open Source and Post-Capitalistic Society

Capitalism as the social structure was founded in order to... Read More

New York Lawyers; Vindictive Government Prosecutors

We all know Elliot Spitzer is going to run for... Read More

Protecting Children From Porn

There's a new Michigan state register (at https://www.protectmichild.com/) in the... Read More

Bio Attack Nation Unready

We are told by out leadership that we risk loss... Read More

Cuba: Havana the Good

When North Americans discuss Cuba, they always focus the intense... Read More

Road Map Wont Work Cause PA Are Liars

The US-backed Road Map peace plan had no real chance... Read More