This Island has fond memories for a lot of people in the Bay Area, at one time it was way out in the Boondocks.
25 years had passed since I walked off that drilling platform into the night, that was the first end. The second end was found when I began living next to the river, this is where they planned to pump the toxic water with the idea it would flow to the ocean.
Unknown to most the 100th meridian is the beginning of our water woes, that's in the middle of North Dakota running South through Texas; it affects the entire country.
We ignore the warnings at our own peril, we must take them seriously.
Most of the worlds religions believe eating shellfish, Pork, Fish with no scales, and all bottomfeeders is a direct tenet from God. There is a reason for them being noted as unedible foods- disease.
A long process of change occurred starting back then, we at one point reached a point where the writing of men and women matched. Then an interesting event unfolded, the internet and the advent of "Brands".
Would the costs make it a war of money, with one side being victorious due to their having more funds than the other?