October 8, 2008
Our planet has a finite number of animals and plants. If we keep going the way we are, eventually there will be nothing left.
There is only so much oil, only so much coal, only so much uranium. And yet there is abundant sunlight (at least for another few billion years) and by that time we could have transferred us all to another solar system.
Why is it that Australia especially is not going all out to replace the fossil fuel power stations with Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Tidal/Wave power generation. MONEY, that’s why, big business are just too greedy.
Any politicians reading this please wake up and stop the senseless destruction of the only planet that we currently know we can exist on.
Any big business people reading this please take your oportunity to jump on the green bandwagon as that is where your future business will have to operate.
Any other people reading this post, please speak up and let your local member of parliament know how you feel and that you will not except anything other than total respect for our environment.
July 20, 2008
I accept most of what Michael Cremo says here, with the exception that a review of our ancestry, would possibly effect our ‘Consume, be silent, die’ mentality… the Banks and Co. wont lie down that easy, it will take the people en mass realizing that they been had by big business (banks), religion and the politicians; with the aid of the Media, before they are motivated into doing something about it.
July 19, 2008
It’s probably the Engineer in me that loves this stuff… these machines are awesome and I’m very impressed with the way Malaysia solved their traffic and flood mitigation problems.
This initially is going to sound a little hypocritical, when I mention that I was a draft dodger. No it wasn’t that I wouldn’t fight to protect Australia… I just wasn’t going to be involved in propping up a corrupt South Vietnamese government. Actually, I’m in favor of National Service… not necessarily in the military service, but more for full Citizenship Rights; including tax benefits.
Now the National Service which I would like to see implemented in Australia, is I believe, more along the lines of Norway’s National Service, where people who had ideological issues with the military, could opt instead for positions within other government organization or on national projects.
What has this to do with TBMs? Well, when I see these machines, I see an opportunity for Australia to carry out large long term projects. Projects such as using a variety of these TBMs to rebuild our dilapidated and wasteful storm water and drainage systems, which would then incorporate power, gas, and water mains… that would get rid us of those godawful and dangerous power lines, thereby reducing the numbers of people killed and horribly injured on the roads (and save countless billions of dollars in the long run). It would also reduce the likelihood of increasing power outages from the probable increasingly frequent and violent storms caused by climate change… and it would allow us importantly, to make use of whatever storm water we get.
No doubt I’ll be shouted down by a variety of people, but I don’t see any government being likely to under take such huge projects, those morons cant see past the next election, and their sole method of insuring they win, is pleasing big business, who likewise are short sighted and can’t see past their own bottom lines.
If I was Emperor, after I’d rid us of most of the Lawyers (spit on the ground) and politicians; I’d run the country by referendums like Switzerland. The first thing I’d suggest, is that we maximize the funding to the universities, collages and schools, get them to come up with the necessary alternative plans needed to run Australia… part of my idea is to reward participants for their two years of National Service, by giving them a fully funded University or Collage education, or conversly a low interest business loan or home loan. A dumb country only serves the elite few, whilst an educated country serves the majority… you either spend money on jails or schools.
By doing this we could undertake national projects that could extend for decades and which would normally never be undertaken by governments… or businesses. We could do the things that politicians are now totally incapable of doing, and perhaps gain a few fringe benefits, such as engendering some national pride and camaraderie, which I’m sure would come when people from differing walks of life work together, as they did on the rare but incredibly successful Snowy Mountain Scheme… anyway I’m raving again and my finger is getting sore from typing, so enjoy the other clips.
Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in action in Kuala Lumpur
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June 11, 2008
Video: Google Video
To me the obvious ideal fuel is Hydrogen, it’s clean, but above all there’s plenty of it in the universe. I remember once reading that “Hydrogen, given enough time would turn in to people”… or words to that effect, the point is, it was the starting point, it’s the fuel of the original star/s, and from which all other elements cometh.
The problem is, Hydrogen’s not really a commodity that lends it’s self to being controlled or capitalized by big business and until we stop political donations, the energy corporations etc. will not let the politicians force them, or us down that road, think about that next time you fill up your tank and look at the price of petrol.
Website: Panacea Online University
May 17, 2008
The Net is just about the only source of information that’s not totally run by Big Business… for now, but I’m sure they are working on fixing that soon. Privatization of the phone systems was the first step, using Pornography and Piracy will probably be the excuse they will use to fully censor and control the Net soon.
May 13, 2008
Video: Ted Talks
I remember reading something from the late Terrence McKenna, suggesting, from memory, that Mycelia may have played a part in the creation of mammals, perhaps in order to help provide feed for fungi, in order to produce spores and then to help move its spores around, and ultimately, they may have also played a part in the sudden and dramatic increase in the size of the human brain, some 2 or 3 million years ago.
Paul Stamets expands on the importance of Mycelia, saying that they are sentient and that they have a range of applications which might help save the Planet. Fungi is the grand molecular disassembler, it was the first organism to migrate on to land, and it’s there that fungi helped produced the first soils and it in fact may help to fight soil erosion now. Fungi is capable of converting pollution to food, it fixes soils and will result in mixed communities of life, in short, it can be responsible for habitat restoration.
Fungi has also been proven to be highly effective against viruses, in fact Paul suggests that saving Old Growth forests, which is critical for these Fungi, should be a matter of National Defence. There is fungi that kills or repels termites from eating houses, and they, on the other hand can be used to attract insects to certain other areas. There is also fungi that can produces econol (ethanol) by breaking down cellulose and it might well be a better way of producing an alternative fuel, rather than using scarce food.
All these possibilities for fungi, yet most of us have never heard of their amazing abilities, one would have to say why, why could such a relatively simple, yet inexpensive solution be over looked, in asking the question you realize you’ve just answered the question… because big business ain’t going to make big bucks from it.
May 10, 2008
Save our skies, save our oceans, save our lands, save our animals, save our plants, save our people, save our beauty, SAVE OUR EARTH.
This is a nice video, well worth the 1 minute 16 seconds to watch it.
It is all fairly simple when you break it down. All destructive damaging industries and practices need to be converted to clean, green industries and practices.
Governments and big business need to be implementing change in a big way, and not next year or the year after. The decisions need to be made now. We need to stop the rot.
April 29, 2008
The solution to our problem is very simple, as you will see in this video. Over the centuries the Banks have pulled a series of huge swifties, generally with the help of either corrupt politicians or else, in the case of President Wilson, an apparently decent President, set up by corrupt Bankers in the guise of politicians.
If the majority of people who are getting screwed got together, it’s the Banks and their underlings who would be the ones getting screwed. We vastly out number them, in a democracy we should win… we just have to find someone who’s not part of the problem and then keep them alive.
There is one in the US, one person in the US who’s battled and one against big business, he’s painted by the Banks and Co. as a bit of a loony; which he’s not, and that’s Ralph Nader, ‘champion of lost causes’.
But; there’s always a but, if he did not win outright, all he’d do is strip support from the Democrats. Then we’d have a Republican President, who even the Republicans don’t really want, and lets face it, does ‘more of the same McCain’ sound like a good idea? A man who spent 6 years as a POW and has already shown signs of fracturing, is hardly going to be totally safe is he?… or have you forgotten about Nixon.
So where does that leave us, and bare in mind I do mean us, the rest of this planet has a vested interest in who’s going to rule a Nation armed to the teeth and goes about starting wars and threatening to start still more.
I think most of us would prefer you pick someone that’s not a puppet of the Banks, nor someone who’s got a room temperature IQ, and hopefully they are not senile as well, like was the case with Reagan. OK George W’s was not senile, but as for his supposed 120 IQ… that is doggie IQ they are talking about?
April 28, 2008
Planned and perceived obsolescence… see the toaster re Planned Obsolescence. As for Perceived Obsolescence, well I have some experience with that. Being a Hippie you learn that the ‘system’ abhors anarchy… specially an anarchy of a fashion that you can’t manipulate easily. Sure, and I’m embarrassed to admit that they sucked us in with flared pants; excuse me while I blush. But Hippies were not consumer friendly, least not as far as the system was concerned, and that was one of the main problems.
Another problem was, they weren’t big ‘drinkers, alcohol the mind number was for ‘red necks’ and fighters, most of us preferred something a bit more natural, something that was more lay back, more sociable, something that would expand our conscious not dull it. And this too was anti consumer because it wasn’t hard to grow… or find, if you preferred to have a bit of a giggle with the elves on the odd occasion.
But the Bankers and the machine men fixed that, they made it illegal, said it was bad for you… and the staples of society alcohol, sugar, tobacco, pollution, stress, prescription drugs, doctors, war etc. etc.are not? Duuh! By making things illegal they made it evil and then the system profited by turning it into a commodity.
If you doubt what I say, how about the fact the Drug business turns over in the vicinity of a Trillion dollars a year, and most of this money, one way or another, ends up in the Banks. It’s basically another way of steeling from the poor and giving to the rich when it comes down to it and this is one fat cash cow that ain’t going to be slaughtered. Contra to the belief that ‘they’re’ losing the ‘war on drugs’, nothing could be further from the truth, business is booming and the jails; another big business, ain’t doing too bad either thank you.
April 21, 2008
Video: Democracynow.org via YouTube
World renowned scientist
Dr. James Hansen is widely regarded as the leading climate change scientist in America. Dr Hansen was one of the first scientists in the world to speak out about the potential dangers associated with Global Warming during his speech at a senate hearing in 1988.
Dr Hansen has headed NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) for the last 25 years. The main program areas at GISS may be roughly divided into the categories of climate forcings, climate impacts, model development, Earth observations, planetary atmospheres, paleoclimate, radiation, atmospheric chemistry, and astrophysics and other disciplines. Given the level of studies performed at GISS and the fact that Dr Hansen has been the head of this institute for 25 years, I would feel it safe to assume that Dr Hansen knows what he is talking about, he is no crazy scientist.
Not allowing the truth to be heard
This video is part 1 of a series showing how the Bush administration has tried to silence Dr Hansen’s warnings to the world regarding climate change. I guess this just shows how much Bush and his big business cronies are frightened of losing a grip on the billions of dollars they make in the fossil fuel industry.