I’m still here

Let’s see, today is Thanksgiving, a traditional American holiday of gluttony and greed. Still, there are some good things about this day, a chance to argue with your mother-in-law, or disapprove of your sisters’s choice in husband, or get drunk and make rude jokes. Have another slice of pie, this is America, land of the red, white and blue and home of the slave.

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Here are some notable quotations –

“Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threatened by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth’s living things.”

“Our ancestors viewed the earth as rich and bountiful, which it is. Many people in the past also saw nature as inexhaustibly sustainable, which we know is the case only if we care for it. It is not difficult to forgive destruction in the past that resulted from ignorance. Today, however, we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations.”

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More Bad News for Climate Change

Greenhouse gas emmissions are up 23% – Himalayan glaciers are melting at breakneck speed, with “Millions face[ing] glacier catastrophe”, and the “Global Disaster Will Follow If the Ice Cap on Greenland Melts“. The resulting world-wide coastal inundation will displace hundreds of millions of people (at least).

It just doesn’t get much more serious then this folks. Well, actually it does, if you’re one of the ten people paying attention. The Amazon drought is apparently wiping out entire cross sections of animals. I’ve already listed examples of the collapsing oceans and fisheries, soil depletion and toxic waste dumps. Humans must be the stupidest animals alive, bar none.

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Blog Update

Blog update – The blog and the board have been moved along with everything else, something that was unavoidable and necessary. Everything should be back up and running again.

I haven’t felt much like writing lately, been rather busy with the move and other issues which invariably crop up. The world churns on, still headed towards complete insanity and self-destruction.

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GOP Plans Another Terrorist Attack on Americans

The Bush Administration is either planning or preparing the stage for another 9/11 style attack on US soil to boost the President’s standing and to “restore his image as a leader of the American people.”

A leaked GOP memo includes this and other strategies.

The President’s popularity was at an all-time high following the 9/11 attacks, admits one aide. Americans band together at a time of crisis.

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The Foul Smell of Empire

What the hell is it going to take to wake people up to what is going on in this country?

Latin America is enjoying a revolution of the people, who are sick and tired of the lies, corruption and deceptions that have plagued them, while here in America, we’re still debating whether or not torture is permissible or if it is even being performed by our sick government and its agents.

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Army admits to White Phosphorus Weapons Used in Fallujah

From Field Artillery Magazine

“WP [i.e., white phosphorus rounds] proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired ‘shake and bake’ missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out.”

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Natural Living

What is natural living?

Is it living off the land? We all “live off the land”, although not directly. Not so that you’d notice where food, clothing or housing actually comes from. We are deliberately divorced from this knowledge and experience. But in reality, everything we need for our survival as individuals and as a species already comes from the land. Is this natural living? No, of course not.

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