Ironweeds

103 - The Will to Change

July 5, 2021

Just another week of upbeat content from your buddies at Ironweeds! Is the planet dying, or just trying to buck us like an angry bronco? Did climate change cause the South Florida condo collapse, or was it actually democracy? We talk about how these crises will keep speeding up, and our responses to them are outdated and counter-productive. Also, we must once again distance ourselves from President Biden after he has reauthorized a law that will lead to more jail time for non-violent drug offenders (where’s our promises kept??). The Boy Scouts of America have been accused of sexually abusing more than 80,000 boys, and despite what they knew, they did little to prevent it. On a happy note, the Brooklyn Museum has repatriated 1,305 artifacts to Costa Rica.

 

This isn’t a heatwave: https://eand.co/this-isnt-a-heatwave-it-s-a-dying-planet-ac1c9eb529d1

 

Biden fails to deliver on promises about drug war and incarceration: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2021/06/16/biden-could-have-taken-the-war-on-drugs-down-a-notch-he-didn-t

 

Miami condo collapse: https://slate.com/business/2021/06/miami-condo-collapse-florida-building-industry-crisis.html

 

Nearly 100 say they were abused in Capital Region Boy Scouts over decades: https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/abuse-in-the-boy-scouts-capital-region-16282312.php 

 

Costa Rica gets artifacts back: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/costa-rica-archaeologists-awe-brooklyn-museum-returns-1305-artifacts-2021-07-03/

 

Boy Scouts rescue drowning woman: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/03/us/missouri-boy-scouts-rescue-drowning-woman-flood-trnd/index.html

 

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