Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rivers for Drinking Water

Even in United States, where water is highly treated before supply to homes, tap water is not always safe. A 2010 report stated that 31 out of 35 cities had carcinogenic material, which came via Industrial pollution.


Emerging countries on the other hand, are far behind in controlling the industrial waste and sewage to mix into rivers and other sources of water.

It is obvious that water, once polluted, cannot be treated completely.

Instead of allowing sewage and waste to first go into all rivers and then treating the same water for drinking,  It may be a better to designate some of the rivers and water sources as sources of drinking, thereby not allowing any sewage or pollutants to go into these sources. The pollutants would only be allowed to go into other rivers.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Gun Control and GPS

To appreciate the importance of 2nd Amendment of US, one may have to travel to other countries.

Governments in some emerging countries recently tried to take over land of local farmers at cheap prices and sell the same to leading capitalists for much higher prices. Many times the government was not successful in taking the land of farmers as the farmers resisted violently.

On the other hand, liberals are rightly worried that freely available guns could be used for crime.

Interestingly, some state governments are exploring the use of GPS technology on guns so that a gun remains within a place which it is supposed to protect and not carried outside that region.