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  •  I dreamed of a different world last night... (12+ / 0-)

    literally it was a dream where I had taken control of some polluted piece of land that I wanted to turn into an animal rescue sanctuary. In this world I had dreamed up, there was a special court of law with an at-large magistrate who would hear environmental law complaints in a small-claims court manner and I could argue, with no lawyer or massive court costs, that the previous owner of the land was financially obligated for the cleanup.

    Waking up this morning, I wondered.. what if we as individual citizens could actually do something like this, to take our complaints directly to a court of law, specifically established to hear environmental law complaints? Something that could let each of us individually to become environmental regulators. Where a judge could order a regulatory agency to take action on a case or even issue fines and remedies himself? Small claims environmental law court. Would be kinda cool no?

    Ah, dreams. Gotta love em.

    “Birds…scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.” Kurt Cobain

    by RadicalParrot on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:29:06 AM PDT

    •  beautiful dream (0+ / 0-)

      Reminds me of the farm sanctuary in New York and ca.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:12:29 AM PDT

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    •  Corruption. I believe we actually had a (0+ / 0-)

      government that functioned like that once.

      But it's been corrupted by the very people/corporations that it used to rule over.

      That's the reality of the nightmare we're living in in the 21st century.

      Physics is bulls**t. Don't let them fool you. Fire IS magic.
      (Facts brought to you by the Party of the Future - the GOP)

      by Pescadero Bill on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:18:41 AM PDT

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