Despite what the young man says on MSNBC, very little of the fee trophy hunters pay the Zimbawbwe government goes to wildlife conservation and park rangers -- most of the fee goes to support their dictators lifestyle. This is a person who serves roasted baby elephant at state dinners and who is currently snatching baby elephants from their mothers to sell to highest bidder -- mostly China.
I would like to draw attention to Mike McCabe of Wisconsin.
While there are inherent safety issues with both of these subject areas, imagine what it would be like if our building construction regulations operated by the same principles that seem to guide gun safety regulations.
'Charlie Brown Christmas' and all the rest of these seasonal programs that are trotted out each year on cue, please enough already.
Lets examine what Christmas for many Americans and Canadians is really all about. High suicide rates, depression, for many an increased awareness of individual loneliness , guilt, a vulgar orgy of consumer spending, more crippling consumer debt, but for most it's just an annoyance they must put up with each and every year.
Then there is the The Constitution of the Iroquiose Nations...The Great Binding Law' Gayanashagowa. I think it meets your criteria for a better future.
1. Take your smartphone to your elected Congressional representative. Ask, on the record, whether (s)he supports billion$ of cuts to Medicare. Send the response to every media outlet. Support the candidate who will shore up the Medicare and Social Security trust funds.
2. Do the same with your nearest evangelical minister. While there, you might ask whether (s)he agrees that it is easier to thread a camel (or dromodary) threough the eye of a needle than a Republican to get into the kingdom of Heaven.
TWO DEGREES is the battle cry of the 'do gooders' but the truth is the scientists and planet care givers in reality have no idea if TWO DEGREES will stop or arrest this overheating process, because mankind has never really dealt with a crisis like this. What learned people worry about is the trillions of tons of frozen methane stored in our oceans and tundra regions could still be released into our atmosphere and methane is 80 times more potent at trapping heat in our atmosphere than CO2.