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Revolutions begin in righteous idealism but too often end in horror. Nice ideas get bandied about but in the end most things get worse. The essential contradiction, the crux of the matter is that revolutions may entail the highest aspirations of the human spirit for freedom, dignity, and fairness, but when they involve war, everybody loses.
The World Health Organization recently reported that diesel fumes cause cancer. Why are we acknowledging now, in 2012, something that could easily have been predicted decades ago? Part of the problem is our gridlocked political system