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Save St Paul Street Glaciers, Stop Climate Change

St Paul, MN in late 2019, by TSN_

“Just this morning the newly-elected governor [Tim Walz] held a press conference stating his goals for making Minnesota’s electricity sector 100 percent free of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.” -Source

St Paul, MN–Perhaps, in an effort to combat the melting of glaciers due to almost certain man-made climate change, it seems the city of St Paul has welcomed all glaciers to St Paul side streets no matter size, no matter age, nor water body of origin.

This truly progressive effort by the city stresses inclusiveness, diversity, equity, and open-mindedness in relation to factual, emotional, and physical sciences, boldly in a world of climate nano-, micro-, and macro- aggression(s).

Not only will this apparent effort of non-snow-removal stifle climate change locally, it will also work in conjunction with the Green New Deal, The Paris Agreement, and Greta Thornberry’s climate agenda, in general.

Let’s look at the possibilities brought on by saving the street glaciers in St Paul.

Saving the street glaciers in St Paul can:

Limit carbon emissions for the city–no more snowplows on our streets, no more dangerous exhaust fumes. This will cut carbon emissions drastically, today, leading to a cleaner and safer world for all tomorrow. It’s really very simple!

Limit petrol use and promote renewable energy resources–no more using gasoline, no more hazardous fossil fuels. We all wanted that, right? This is one step closer to the Green New Deal, and we can start doing it today, forget delaying gratification–that’s a waste of time! If the roads are impassable right now then they will not be used, right now. Simple common sense.

Reduce costs of city streets, period –eliminate streets all together, the city would save so much money if the streets were turned into one giant sidewalk/bike lane. In fact, we could use gravel, a renewable resource made of rocks from the earth and outer space. If there are no streets there are no costs to fix the streets. That’s huge savings. Again, make these very same depleted streets into green spaces, sidewalks, or bike lanes. They could even be made out of repurposed plastic grocery bags. That’s really planning for transportation of the future. Let’s get ahead of the game!

To summarize, these underrepresented and under-appreciated street glaciers can seasonally curtail our coming climate change catastrophe by reducing the temperatures brought on by man-made climate change.

So the next time you attempt to traverse the streets of St Paul and you encounter a street glacier, just remember, you are doing your community and your planet (and the future human race) a major justice by conforming to the Green New Deal and making the planet’s health a priority. Thank you!

To see more of my discussion on this important topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EpqA–VjSk

Hey Millennial, You Need an Emergency Fund

Amy.

‘Inn’ is NOT Stable in Minnesota

12/9/2019

Yesterday, between classes I created an audio titled Why I will NEVER vote Democrat again. Immediately after I published this art I realized that one should never say never. In St Paul, MN, there really are only one party of candidates: Progressive. So, Yes I will vote Democrat again, very soon.

The real issue of not voting Democrat as much would be that I do not enjoy big government. Too many hoops to jump through, too much micromanagement. I would assume people who vote Democrat would want less government and more individual freedoms, because we are all unique, but I may be wrong.

That’s about the only reason I have for never voting for a certain party… oh, and free market, and universal healthcare, and the, again, the economy.

Today is Monday, Seth Godin has me wondering how good of a boss I am. The Christmas tree is set, the Vikings won, and this week we will go below zero. I am thankful for the cold because hopefully it will curtail global warming. Again, a good boss would have me teaching 24×7 and making extra when I am having a beer or making a puzzle.

It was a good weekend all around.

12/8/2019–Cars, Cost, and Christmas Trees

At 6:10 am I made coffee and headed downstairs to teach English to students abroad. Again, I thought of the hike in cost that the St Paul City Council approved on Snow Emergency towing, it goes up for 43 %. I wonder how this impacts low-income households in St Paul.

On a similar note, my neighbor Nancy mentioned that her grandson’s Honda had been stolen from out front of her house. She asked if my cameras faced that way. I said “no”. We were coming home from a walk around the block on whatever clear sidewalk we could find. Kids in a big red wagon.

After teaching and double-checking my bank account and stretches, this morning we are going to pick up a Christmas tree. And that is the proper name of it, a Christmas Tree. We are getting it from my wife’s grandmother, Judy. The kids are excited, as am I. It should be an afternoon of the Viking’s game and tree decorating and Sloppy Joes.

Let Criminal Justice Professionals, NOT Politicians, Decide on #GunViolence Solution in #StPaul