In 1247 London founded the Bethlem Asylum which later became know as Bedlam. The term bedlam came from the name of this asylum and means chaos and confusion. The Bethlem Asylum is recognized as the first and oldest institution for the mentally ill … Londoners would pay to watch the behavior of the Bethlem patients, trying to provoke them into even more erratic behavior. Crazy | Ecstasy's Lament: A Bipolar Disorder Blog - a perplexing, frightening, humorous life You think we changed? Well, I didn’t…I love coming to the USMB to watch the loonies- er, the enviro-wackos, cavort! These guys refused to understand that man is insignificant in the global scheme of things…think of the dire forecasts about the Gulf Oil Spill, or the cycles of Global Warming and Cooling… So I thought I’d pass this one on, about the “danger” of destroying the Rainforests…. 1. [The Rainforest is] growing so fast there's a danger that within a few decades it might reach the southern borders of the United States, menacing our great-grandchildren with its evil leafy tendrils and its deadly population of jaguars, bullet ants, snakes, killer bees, and such like. You think we exaggerate? According to a January 2009 report in the New York Times-and what liberal could ignore the voice of Pravda?-"For every acre of rainforest cut down each year, more than 50 acres are growing." Do the math. Then be afraid. Very afraid. And start stockpiling the Agent Orange. From “365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy” 2. “The rainforest debate has raged publicly for decades, and more recently has been the subject of behind-the-scenes ferment among conservation scientists. It is the main topic of a Smithsonian symposium on Monday at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington. About 135,000 square miles (350,000 square kilometers) of the original forested areas that were cut down by humans are growing back, according to Greg Asner of the Washington-based Carnegie Institution, a presenter at the symposium. That is only 1.7 percent of the original forest. This regrowth is relatively quick, with the shady forest canopy closing in after just 15 years as trees grow taller and denser, offering habitat for creatures adapted to just this environment, such as birds with huge eyes able to see in the leafy gloom. Using United Nations projections of population growth, Wright and Muller-Landau predicted in a 2006 journal article that "large areas of tropical forest cover will remain in 2030 and beyond, and thus that habitat loss will threaten extinction for a smaller proportion of tropical forest species than previously predicted." Tropical rainforests are regrowing. Now what? | Reuters 3. We think of tropical forests as porcelain-like, fragile and impossible to put back together if broken. Tijuca back’s up Dr Wright’s argument that it’s more accurate to view tropical rainforests as tough and resilient, able to absorb a huge amount of punishment and come back.Rainforests In Some Regions Are Re-growing Rapidly: Should We Worry Anymore About Deforestation? : TreeHugger 4. “There is far more forest here than there was 30 years ago,” said Ms. Ortega de Wing, 64, who remembers fields of mango trees and banana plants. The idea has stirred outrage among environmentalists who believe that vigorous efforts to protect native rain forest should remain a top priority. Dr. Wright and others say the overzealous protection of rain forests not only prevents poor local people from profiting from the rain forests on their land but also robs financing and attention from other approaches to fighting global warming, like eliminating coal plants. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/science/earth/30forest.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2 Wow! The same pattern for Global Warming, Oil Spills, Rainforests, Taxes, Education, Presidential elections....you name it...the left gets it wrong every single cotton-pickin' time!