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by peaceful_life
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

Explain, in terms, how economic growth (meaning, by definition , an increase in primary wealth) can occur in a capitalist system of debt based money creation in the absence of primary resource consumption. Firstly I said "Growth for all that it matters " Secondly Growth is the change in G...
by peaceful_life
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

The essence in what I'm saying is that any notions of self preservation, both here..and there, will be best served by bringing about primary ecological stability But on a global scale, "primary ecological stability" via planned, voluntary means, is about as far away as human colonisation ...
by peaceful_life
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

PL, I have little idea what you are talking about with this last post. Can you please rephrase it in ordinary language. I'm not being facetious. Please can you do that so I can properly respond. however, to hazard a guess: If what you are essentially saying is that nature will have it's way, then I...
by peaceful_life
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

there isn't enough Machiavellian fences and bullets, Except there clearly are. Where the political will exists, there are enough fences and bullets. And I think it is becoming increasingly clear that if the political mainstream doesn't provide it, then the electorate of western countries will hand ...
by peaceful_life
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

The question of 'how many' is meaningless, it's as simplistic as 'numbers aren't a problem'. Unless prevention, by means of restoration, is even considered, let alone implemented, then it doesn't really matter, because the ramifications of biospherical degradation will (continue to) exacerbate and a...
by peaceful_life
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

'Despite the seemingly high cost, the reality is that the cost of inaction is far higher – some estimates put the annual cost of malnutrition to the global economy at several trillion dollars. Let me put this figure in a wider context; global annual military expenditure is an estimated $ 1.8 trillio...
by peaceful_life
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

This is rubbish migrations can be stopped there is another option that would be fortress europe, and a getting rid of the people who have already invaded europe . Most of these migrants are young fit men your seeing a invasion they are economic migrants, and if you rehome 1 million then it will be ...
by peaceful_life
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

This is rubbish migrations can be stopped there is another option that would be fortress europe... ...and if you rehome 1 million then it will be 20 million then a 100 million ... This, I probably agree with. I think what we're seeing now is literally the very tip of a far larger migration of peopl...
by peaceful_life
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Migrant watch (merged topic)
Replies: 1682
Views: 69107

...is the other reason why you do not debate this in a reasonable manner. When it gets to the nitty gritty, or the posts get a bit too long, you just ignore them. You cannot defend your position. It is indefensible. No, it's just that picking gooseberries (and quite a lot of other things) is more i...
by peaceful_life
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: Rethinking and Redesigning Agricultural Systems.
Replies: 0
Views: 3640

Rethinking and Redesigning Agricultural Systems.

'This paper explores how industrial agriculture is a key contributor to many ecological problems and how redesigning agricultural systems using agroecological principles and methods could address many of these problems. Agriculture uses 85% of freshwater and, directly or indirectly, produces nearly ...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Some would tolerate that better then others. 8) The till or no till debate goes on of course. Some seem to think you could stop all tillage without the use of chemicals and still have enough food to go around. That is just not going to happen. Then others in mortal fear of any chemical use go to &q...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

You've previously ran permaculture systems and then came away from them? No.-- I haven't seen one that did not appear to be more hype then fact. The hype is, how to best use photosynthesis and retain energy. You could always go and visit Ben, who I suggested to you some time ago. Which others have ...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

As the current $47.98 per barrel oil price works its way through the shale oil industry and the companies lose their finance, stop drilling and go bust, if we don't have a worldwide mega recession, the cost of oil will rise again, hopefully, to levels where it will be more economic to employ more p...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Monbiot is informative on CAP. Scathing too, though not nearly enough in my opinion. Subsidies should only be provided for positive (for the planet) ends and even then only up to a limit. I think he suggested €300,000 max. per farmer, which would be absolutely massive to most organic/permaculture p...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

I'll repeat that, a UNIFORMED MONOCULTURE and if nature abhors anything, it's the vacuum of a monoculture, hence why they do not naturally occur, OFTEN! Oak forests are almost monocultural as they put out chemicals to kill off other plants, as do rhododendrons. in fact, if you think about it, they ...