February 11, 2017
“Award winning journalist and host of RT’s On Contact Chris Hedges enters the Hawks Nest to discuss the future of the United States in the hands of Donald Trump and what is next for the neoliberal supporters of Hillary Clinton.“
February 9, 2017
Exclusive: Katie Couric sat down with Edward Snowden in Moscow to discuss Donald Trump, Vlandamir Putin and the idea of a presidential pardon. I really enjoyed the interview and as always was impressed with the measured calm and completely informed approach that Edward Snowden displays.
My position on Edward Snowden is very much based on the rule of law, If any citizen sees a law being broken, they are obliged to report this breaking of the law, otherwise face the risk of being charged as an accessory. Edward Snowden was obliged to report The NSA breaking the law, what else was he to do.
February 9, 2017
“Benjamin Staffeldt grew up on a farm and works in a garden center so when he and his wife Sara moved into a rental home (a duplex), it was only natural he’d want to start farming his (shared) backyard. They began with containers and then bought a kit greenhouse to extend the growing season and were selling to local supermarkets and restaurants, but the heating bills to farm during Wisconsin winters (with temperatures as low as -70°F) was cutting sharply into their profits.
They knew they had to maximize greenhouse space so they decided to grow vertical and to grow differently. They experimented with hydroponics and finally settled on aeroponics. “So aeroponics is similar to hydroponics using water rather than soil, but it’s mist,” explains Benjamin. “It’s a mist that comes on inside the growing chamber, and it comes on every 3 minutes for 10 seconds, it’s a really high oxygen water that’s hitting that root. The method was actually developed and is being used by NASA because it uses so much less water and the speed of growth is much faster.”
To fully customize the growing experience, they added a thermal wrap to their aeroponics towers which helps refract light to help keep the temperature stable within the grow chambers. They’re now growing enough in their 10′ by 12′ greenhouse for farming to be Sara’s full-time job.
They’re hoping to commercialize their hybrid system- what they call Art Garden. It’s geared toward those looking to grow in a cold climate and in a small space (one unit fits into 4 square feet). This is all part of an increasingly customized growing world that Ben hopes might make farmers out of more of us.”
February 4, 2017
‘The War you don’t see’ is a British Documentary Film released in 2010. Written, produced and directed by John Pilger, The film confronts mainstream media’s role played in war, from World War One through the destruction of Hiroshima, the Vietnam War and more recently the Iraq/Afghanistan as well as the Israel/Palenstine conflict.
“As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?
John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country…”
February 4, 2017
Steve Schwen and his family run Earthen Path Organic Farm in Lake City, Minnesota. This video describes a great greenhouse they have built from scratch. The Innovative building is designed to increase the growing season whilst reducing energy costs, especially important given the extremes of temperature that occur in Minnesota.
What’s also very impressive to me is the statements Steve makes re profits. Quoting Steve;
“I look at profits with dollar signs, as only being a very crude measure of the success of your farm or your efforts, Because your profits are in the health of your family, the integrity of your family’s relationship to the community, those are the profits that we forget to measure, I mean maybe it’s a 60’s thing, but in the end we all need to look at our journey on this earth as being connected with our community and start to dissolve the separateness of us and the rest of the community and the separateness of us from the land, we’re not badening the land, we’re learning to dance with it and work with it”
February 3, 2017
Bruce Springsteen, “The Boss”, “Rolling with the Revolution”, Thumping Trump. #RefugeeDealBackflip, Don’t Hang Up
February 2, 2017
A great video, We are all different, yet we can celebrate these differences, whilst at the same time there are similarities that that were not so apparent. Regardless of these Differences, we are still able to come together as one. Great Video?, no Wonderful Video.
January 16, 2017
A collection of photos have been posted to the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife’s Facebook page showing an alien looking creature that has appeared in the puddles after some recent heavy rains in the Northern Territory Outback of Australia
The photos were sent in by Parks and Wildlife Follower Nick Morgan, who found the strange looking creatures near Alice Springs.
“It’s a type of crustacean known as a Shield Shrimp, and there is one species in Australia, Triops australiensis.”
The species of shrimp are extremely well adapted to the harsh environment of Australia’s deserts and their eggs can remain dormant for many years, before hatching when significant rains cause an explosion in their population.
As reported in a previous post Rain on Uluru , there have been significant rains throughout Central Austrlia, and this has provided the ideal environment for these Strange Looking Shrimp to thrive.
More of these interesting creatures can be seen here –>> Read more
January 16, 2017
I’ve posted this film so that our readers/listeners/viewers can make up up their own mind, Yes we have our opinions, but I really do believe that it is your opinions that matter. The USA is meant to be a Democratic Republic isn’t it?, and here in My Country Australia, we are a federation, a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy
In reality the Queen of England almost never gets involved in the running of our country (The last real time being 1975 When Gough Whitlam was sacked), So shouldn’t Australian citizens be afforded the rights of a democratic republic as well, shouldn’t the USA, Australia and all other Democracies be given a say in the running of their countries, It’s our democratic right!!!
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
I’m not sure about you, but I cannot say that our society, our country, our people are afforded their entitlements, their rights based on the fact that we are supposed to be living in a Democratic republic. We are not offered any resemblance of this, we the people don’t get a say in the running of our country. So my question is Why Not?.
And if Why Not?, what do we do about it, WE PROTEST RIGHT?, Well that’s becoming easier said than done, our rights to protest are being eroded as well, but that’s another story which I’ll look at shortly in a future post.
Back to the Video
My take?, It is just another example of self serving organisations running their own agendas and the citizens just having to “suck it up”.
What’s it all about;
“the first film to look at the events of September 11, 2001 from a scientific perspective.”
More about the film here –>> Read more
January 15, 2017
A video from August 2016 shows CNN Reporter Kate Bolduan sharing a video of 5 year old Syrian boy Omran Dagneesh sitting in the back of an ambulance after being pulled from the rubble of their house, which was hit hit by an air strike. Whilst explaining the situation, Bolduan begins to break down in tears as she recounts the story.
This type of story is just one of reasons why “We Do” Palebludot, It’s to protest against the self imposed importance that rulers and leaders throughout our world place upon themselves and the harm that is done to innocent bystanders as these lunatics go about trying to claim their 15 Minutes of fame in their small corner of our planet, which is so insignificant in the scheme of things.
It is said so elequently in this excerpt of Carl Sagan’s speech
“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.”