In part I and II the Rubber Duck has pointed out that the world today in 2015 in the United States and for most parts of the world is a safer place than it has ever been in the totality of the history of the world. Crime, disease, food to eat, clean water to drink, clean air to breath, are all increasingly getting better. Some of these bad things had a peak in the 60s and the 80s but the Clean Water Act, and a hundred other small changes have made this world the most habitable place ever.
Now if you happen to hang out in social media you might think the Rubber Duck is insane. That nasty chemicals, autism, cancer, disease, viruses, are all increasing. Or that Big Pharma, Big Medicine, Big Agriculture are all run by the dude in the Monopoly game with the monocle and all they want is your money and he does not care if you die a miserable death.
But it’s all bullshit. So part III is a slight change in direction:
THE BIG SCARY OUTDOORS FILLED WITH STUFF THAT WILL KILL YOU!
Bullshit again. Take for instance the wolf coyote hybrids that are moving into New England filling the niche the wolf used to fill before our forefathers drove them west. Are we all waiting for the first instance of a child being attacked and eaten like Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma?
Read the following article by a sane person who seems to have spent a lot of time outdoors running into all sorts of deadly animals that lurk in that scary place called the outdoors. With a little common sense we may never hear of a grandmother being eaten. And with just a little due diligence you might keep your pets out of trouble too.