The story about the FL teacher practicing "wizardry" reminded me of an incident I had in 7th grade.
I brought an issue of Thor to read in study hall and I ended up in the principal's office for having "pagan reading material" and was promptly swatted 3 times with a fiberglass cricket bat.
This was a Southern Baptist private school, so it's not so shocking but still a bit...harsh. Can't be too mad about it as it is part of the reason I abandoned religion. Thanks, Thor!
Interesting take on the energy problem, and pretty much spot on.
I consider myself a Libertarian, and I'm wary of anything having to do with socialism as I think it means everyone being equally miserable.
That said, I think you're right about government having to step in. There's really no other choice if we want to get out of the hole we've dug for ourselves.
Do you think the desire for socialist programs/solutions are a natural by-product of capitalism?