Four of My Favorite Non Profits

June 25, 2013

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Number 1 – SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/ A stand in Navy to defend the Antarctic Whales – and a whole range of other creatures that live in the sea or upon the shore.  These people are falling off the edge of Non-Violent protest, and I think that’s why I love them, interventionist and confrontational is probably […]

Posted in: AntiGreed, Capitalism, Green

On Objects and Branding

May 11, 2013

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It has been a while since the last post, but here is a thought that needs to be recorded in the cloud by Kevin McCloud (the presenter of “Grand Designs”) on “Objects”  When someone gives you or sells you an object they have made [personally], like a pot, or a chair, or a building, there is […]

The Six Headwinds to Growth in the USA

October 20, 2012

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The world is going to look completely different in the coming years as our economic growth based model shifts down by a couple of gears.  Here is a wonderfully written piece from Robert J Gordon: “Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six headwinds“. Get ready for GDP of <1% as the United States (and the […]

The Answers

June 11, 2012

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If you are sick of having the obvious shortcommings of “The System” identified and need some answers then this post is for you.  If the structure of the existing Capitalistic system does not change rapidly with a good deal of the reformist policies noted below then the only other option is violence towards the elite class, even now the guillotine is being sharpened, […]

The Definitive Simple Living Guide

May 17, 2012

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If you’re interested in simplifying your life, this is a great guide (it’s all based on the 2 golden principals of simple living: Identify what’s most important to you by making a list of 4 or 5 priority things, Eliminate everything else), here it is: Evaluate your commitments. Look at everything you’ve got going on in your life. Everything, […]

Posted in: Simple Living

Race to the Bottom

March 23, 2012

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Behind The Scenes Of Amazons Xmas Operation

One intrinsic problem with our competitive profit driven system:  It is a “race to the bottom”. The question that must be asked by the Capitalist is, “how hard can I drive my workers?”, “How much of their life force can I squeeze out of them?”… For the maximum output of labor power. It’s not always that the […]

Posted in: Capitalism, Greed

Take Life Less Seriously

February 25, 2012

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Here are a couple of great posts about how to lighten up….  and some inspiration to take a vacation to Carnival. 1) Life has a sense of humour – the world has an astounding way of playing with us. If you take things too seriously this can be very stressful, if you play along and laugh about it […]

Posted in: Simple Living
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