THE VORACIOUS BEAST: You know the one. You are thinking of an animal, perhaps? A Lion, or a wolf or an Elephant even. Well, they do get a little voracious at times, I suppose. Or maybe you are thinking government. Well, that one fits also. And that is one of the things I will address. But it is more than that. A lot more. So, lets look at just a few of them. Maybe just a smidgen of them, but perhaps enough to get the idea, somehow.
1. The above named animals. And others not mentioned but that fit. They have a right to be voracious. It is in their nature. That is how they live and breathe and it is to be expected of them. So, enough said on that subject. The subject of animals. On to the next one.
2. Government. Yep, they are voracious. Very. And getting more so every day. Now, I am not going to rant about Democrats or Republicans and their voracious appetites. Although their appetite for pork does kinda put them in the same category as those in subject number 1. Maybe it is in their jeans er genes also. But while the animals just do what comes naturally, government seems to come up with things that are hard to imagine. And unnatural. Things like
3. A State back East, New Jersey, I think, is, or has, instituting a rain tax.No, they aren't taxing the rain. They are taxing the people who prevent the rain from entering the ground. It works like something like this. Your house, paved driveway, patio's out buildings, etc are measured for square footage and then you are taxed on the amount of covered land that won't allow rain water to enter the earth. In places like large cities, where there is a lot of concrete and pavement, that could create a lot of taxes. Wonder if the government will tax themselves for their own buildings. Do make one wonder, don't it.
4. And governments don't have a monopoly on this type of activity. Will have to admit I didn't get all of the particulars on this one. But from what I understand it works something like this.
Mlwfae and I went to the valley of the sun, aka the Phoenix, Az. area, this week and while there, and watching a news program we heard something like this. Because there is a lot of sunny days in that valley, a lot of people are using solar systems. And if you generate enough electricity from your system, you can sell electricity to the local power company. Because so many people are using or converting to these solar systems, two things seem to be happening. One is that the local power company is losing revenue because people are getting their power from the sun, not the company. And, they are generating extra electricity, so the power company is paying out, instead of collecting in. And these two things are costing them money. So, what have they come up with. Here's the point I am not really clear on. But it seems they want to put some kind of meter on your system to see how much solar power you are using, and then tax you. I wonder if the powers of Heaven will get a cut of that. Naw, probably not.
5. And I can't end this post without this final observation. Even though this may not fit in the tax mode, I do think it will fit in the voracious mode. And I will explain at the end. This also came from a news program while we were in the Valley of the Sun. It seems that some ambulances are outfitting their ambulances with a TV screen, so if you are watching a football game, or some other sporting event, and you have to be transported to a local building of a medical nature, you can still continue to watch the game. Or maybe it an app for that. That fits in the voracious category as in there are some whose voracious appetite for all things sporting and those who watch just can't seem to get enough. I wonder if the Powers of Heavenly persuasion have something like this, so as you slide from life to death, you can continue to watch your favorite game on your way to Heaven, Or wherever you may be headed at that time.
I BID ALL THINK OF YOUR OWN VERSIONS OF THINGS VORACIOUS, AND FOR THOSE THAT ARE OUT OF ORDER, (AREN'T THEY ALL) OUT OF LINE OR JUST PLAIN OUTRAGEOUS, PERHAPS WE CAN HAVE A LITTLE FUN POSTING THEM OR EVEN STOPPING THEM.
AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK