‘Technology Has Caught Up with the Times’

By Montecito Journal   |   August 12, 2021

The Tajiguas landfill will be able to cut the trash that goes into the landfill.

Only about 15% of what gets tossed out will go to waste.

The other 85% or so will be turned into energy.

Enough energy to supply about 3,000 homes and the landfill’s operations. 

In this case the technology has caught up with the times.

Now the key is to reduce the use of plastic we buy and use to a minimum.

One last philosophical question?

We all see people working the recycle bins to make a buck.

Is it right that these hard workers be paid for theft?

This is what I like to refer to as the grey area.

Steve Marko

Enforcement is the Only Way

Dr. Fauci says “we will try anything and everything” to get people vaccinated, like appealing to trusted confidants of the unvaccinated to reason with them. (PBS Nightly News, July 19, 2021) 

Interestingly, Dr. Fauci does not even go near suggesting actual enforcement of public health law, the only thing that has ever worked in the history of the world to end epidemics.

Our infectious disease expert knows that today’s young people in their twenties and thirties will do very little in their own health interests unless and until they are forced to, just like when they were teenagers.

But the mouthpiece of two administrations also knows that rule of law is politically unpopular today, so he sides with libertarians who think no one should ever be required to do anything against their will.

Here’s the thing, our Millennials and (Gen) Zers are happy to do whatever is required of them at work in order to get their paychecks, at pain of firing if they don’t. Why can’t government require them to get vaccinated in order to get their good citizenship paychecks, at pain of fine or lengthy community service if they don’t? 

Kimball Shinkoskey


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