Category Archives: politics

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: Advertisements

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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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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

Posted in Inspiration, philosophy, politics

Decency wins

A nice lady in Slovakia first attracted attention for organising a protest to block local environmental vandalism. Then she organised a national protest about two murders. Now, she has just been elected as her country’s president. In her campaigning, she … Continue reading

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Tolerance works

To quote Syliva Kryz from Hit and Run, “Hate begets hate, vengeance only leads to vengeance, violence feeds on itself. Only love can stop the endless cycle. Only love can turn hate into love.” A rule of the universe is, … Continue reading

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You can do miles better than Trump

Trump did nothing to help storm survivors in rural Alabama. What will you do? When Trump’s helicopter buzzed over Beauregard, Alabama, all he could see was one trailer still standing. Everything around the trailer, for 24 miles, had been crushed … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, environment, Inspiration, politics

8 women to admire

Well, two of them are teenagers. I’d never heard of two until I read the article, but agree with their selection. Please read this inspiring account of eight people who are working hard to make our world a better place. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, environment, Inspiration, politics

Hungarian PM in a hurry toward extinction

He has announced tax breaks and other financial incentives to mothers of four or more children. The reason is to increase the birth rate, so there is less need to rely on immigrants. You know, those poor unfortunates he is … Continue reading

Posted in environment, Inspiration, philosophy, politics

Amnesty wants a vote, not a donation

Credo Mobile donates $150,000 each month to a worthy cause. You are asked to vote for one of three contenders. The hugely important international organisation Amnesty International is one of these in February. I’ve just voted for them, and am … Continue reading

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