Author Archives: Dr Bob Rich

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.

Visiting Canada

Well, virtually anyway. On April 24, Melanie Robertson-King is releasing an interview she was gracious enough to organise, in which I hope to entertain you. Please visit her blog, Celtic Connexions, and see what you can see. As usual, I’ll … Continue reading

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There is no economy on a dead planet

Last week, I posted a response to a recent political event. Facebook chose to delete my post, but after I complained, they rejuvenated it. Please share the graphic:

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Basketballer scores with “irredeemable” kids

LeBron James is a basketball legend, despite a terrible start in life. His education was disrupted because he and his mother were effectively homeless — but, thanks to a number of mentors, he surmounted his difficulties, and built a great … Continue reading

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Bagging the plastic

The worst thing plastic waste does is to kill birds and marine life. An Australian town has implemented a solution: they bag the outflows, then deal with what they catch. This is expensive, but they reckon it’s worth it. The … Continue reading

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Generosity defeats crime

What do you do to a shoplifter? Call the cops, of course. Jitendra Singh instead chose to talk to the boy, and ended up making a gift of food to him. THIS is what life is for: not wealth, power, … Continue reading

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Getting priorities right

The current (almost certainly temporary) Australian government is facing an election on 18th May. Its Minister for (destroying the) Environment is Melissa Price @Melissa4Durack, who has given last minute approval for the water use plans of the Adani coal mine … Continue reading

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Old ain’t decrepit

The stories of these five oldies blew me away. How about a 104 years old sprinter!!! The others are equally inspiring. So, stop laughing at me when I do my exercises! But no, I am not anywhere near their class.

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New Zealand gets rid of an insane economic measure

My long term friends know I think the GDP is insane. If I drive my recklessly and cause accidents, I raise the GDP: smash repairs, insurance, police fines, maybe lawyers and judges, maybe jail all add to the GDP. If … Continue reading

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Guns Down, by Igor Volsky

You may have read that the NRA started as an organization for sportsmen and hunters and only turned their focus towards politics in the 1970s when more radical members took over the organization. But that’s not true. “Such [gun control] … Continue reading

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Dignity in a Teacup

My name is Christine Cummins I am the convenor of the Bendigo Rural Australians for Refugees and a very passionate advocate. I spent five years working on Christmas Island as a torture & trauma counsellor and after I returned to … Continue reading

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