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Dealing to Our Trash

An element destroying our habitat

This subject is a no-brainer. If we are going to want stuff, it should do what we want and last a lifetime. If we think of our most basic requirements for life the land we depend on for growing our food should be kept in pristine condition yet every year we are dumping millions of tons of harmful chemicals into our soils for short-term increased production and ease of management.

Our cell phones and electronic devices are one of the most contentious issues because the manufacturers what you to buy a new device every year and discard the old which has a finite life. This was exacerbated by Apple who were accused of rolling

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Sahara

A Key to our History

The desertification of the Sahara is generally understood is happening within the last 6000 to 8000 years but like all great stories there is much more to it than that. The story really begins with the closing of the Tethes Sea as the tectonic plate carrying Africa moved north. This has happened over the past 41 million years as similarly the plate carrying India moved with it creating the Himalayas.

The Northwood movement of the African tectonic plate Created the Mediterranean Sea and turned the Sahara region into a shallow sea with some desertification and a series of great lakes before the complete desertification that we see today.

It seems plausible that climatic change is

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Building a Civilisation

And ensuring our survival as a species

Our current civilisation is on the verge of extinction as modern governments serve money, not the people they are sworn to protect.

If you want to build the civilization of a nation, there are 4 ways:

1. Uphold its family structure 2. Uphold its education traditions 3. Uphold its role models and raise its reference points 4. Preserve nature

To uphold the family: honour the role of Mother as a culture-carrier and home-maker. To uphold the education: honour Teachers, and raise their place in society so that the seekers love and respect them. To uphold the role models: honour the Sages and Seers, the Poets, the Scientists and Scholars, esteem their opinion, listens

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Is Saving Ourselves Possible?

Or avoiding another mass extinction event

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to represent how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.

The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight on their scale.

In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the

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Chinese Cuisine

Is there anything the Chinese don’t eat?

A dog contemplates his dead companions

If it lives, it seems the answer is no and if it’s not food, it’s medicine! The Chinese have been condemned around the world for their love of shark fin soup – a practice where sharks are caught, their fins are cut off and the sharks dumped back in the water while still alive. But it’s not just the cruelty, the practise has seen shark numbers plummet around the world upsetting the ocean life balance.

Tourists and travellers may relish the option to see living fish before it becomes their dinner, but like sharks, there are environmental consequences. But it’s not just fish, Cats, dogs

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Cooperative Housing

A key to sustainability and owning your own home

Access to shelter is a fundamental human right that has been taken form a large percentage of the population. In this modern world, human rights are written into public charters, yet the corporatism of local and national governments has nullified these rights.

Cooperative housing like any other protest must be done peaceably within the context of local laws as by any other means, the adventure will fail. One system that worked was for some of the Vietnamese escaping the Vietnam war. They landed on Australian beaches and were taken in as refugees, the Australian government gave them money, food and shelter. The people pooled their money and bought a house, several

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Holy Cow

And a conflict in India

Too many cows survive on garbage

Cattle have supported human life for many thousands of years. They provide milk, meat, leather and even inspiration, but opinions about India’s cows continue to create storms of controversy.

The general thrust of human evolution if you can call it that has resulted in most of the worlds population consuming meat and it’s only a small percentage of people who are vegetarians. The people who are vegetarians choose this diet either because of the health benefits, or because they recognise the value of life to the creatures that are often killed and eaten. There is also a recognition of the negative karma which is generated by killing

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Sand a diminishing resource

As valuable as oil and vanishing fast

When you go to your local beach and see photos of great beaches and great deserts all round the world, you may think there is no way we could ever run out of sand. But we are running out of sand as well as so many things like water and even the oxygen we breathe.

Humanity has this little habit of using up everything until there’s nothing left, so is there a moment to consider that one day we may run out of sand and those trips beach may not be quite so pleasant, and even deserts may be stripped back to stone.

Sand is vital in the production

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Consciousness and DNA

You have the power to change your nature

In all the holy books of the world it is said that even the most despicable characters should they transform themselves progress to heaven and should the sick transform themselves, they will become well.

It has long been known but not very well discussed or understood that our DNA is malleable. This course is key to adaptation to new environments and not peculiar only to humans, but all life. A simple example is that children who ride horses, their pelvis will grow a little differently to those who never ride horses.

In a recent TV program (though the wormhole), Morgan Freeman and his experts were saying that DNA changes over time and

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Preparing for Worlds End

Can we do anything right?

Make love – not war

If there was any benevolent God has spoken of within the world’s religions, you would think that it, him or her would have stepped in to tell people how to solve their problems. But since people have believed in God, there has never been any evidence of any God and it seems clear that we have been left to our own devices.

As the global conflict escalates, more and more people are being confined to their homes because it is not safe to go out at night, and even in relatively peaceful countries, anxieties and frustrations are growing.

While there are simple solutions to fix the financial crisis

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