I’m going to express frustration for a second.
15,000 homes in Detroit have had their water shut off by the water company because they are so behind on their bills. To me, this says that water is so expensive that people can’t pay their bills, and that the people at the water company are asses for shutting off water IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER.
Portland, Maine is on the edge of banning the proposed tar sands pipeline once and for all. That’s not the end of the battle, because the pipeline would probably just go elsewhere, and there are still indigenous people in Canada suffering because of the greed surrounding oil, gas, and tar sands. But banning the pipeline in Portland would be a beginning.
And countless other issues.
And people on Facebook are worried about Market Basket. I get that it’s close to home and we know people that work there, but it’s one chain store. If Market Basket truly goes out, another grocery store will rise to fill its place. Maybe even another chain grocery store. Or even better, a (*gasp*) little mom and pop shop, and/or (the scandal!) a farmer’s market.
Seriously, there are bigger problems than who the head-honcho of a grocery store chain is. (Like the fact that people are more concerned about who the head-honco of a grocery store chain is than the implications of pollinator die-offs.)