The Thompson's plight also been taken up at WattsUpWithThat and a world-wide collection of more than $28,000 has been raised to help them. However, and outrageously, to my knowledge, not a single news outlet has so much as mention the matter, although its made the top 5 on Wordpress.
What is even more outrageous is that the most likely reason that this is happening to Matt and Janet and their four children is that he made sceptical comments about global warming. After that, bad things started to happen.
If we are going to survive over the next few years we must get rid of a lot of local, state and federal regulations which prohibit people from using their last resources. Most regulations are in place to limit competitiveness in the market (example Louisian requirements to have license to arrange flowers, or Catholic Brothers to make coffins). If we’re hanging on by our toe-nails we’ve got to be able to use our property to make a living. Hence the wisdom of the suburbs — you can grow a garden.