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by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

I'd already alluded (in the initial par of his very thread) to the difficulty of folk having to turn a blind eye to what they'd rather be doing as opposed to what they're paid to do From that Margaret Atwood piece on another thread: Within the culture of slavery, which lasted at least 5,000 years, ...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Sometimes, I would love to deprive certain people of fossil fuels for a few years. 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 i...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Looks to me like you're doing a great job in a great place, vt. What is the point of such a flippantly glib placation? This is it Biff, ground zero, where it all started and will end, with the land, from the excess energy storage of a few grass seeds, to the hyper velocity we see around us today an...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

I don't think VT is doing anything other than most people could do in such circumstances. He is as tied to the current systemic way of doing things as anybody else. Perhaps a bit less than those of us trapped in an urban existence. But, tied nonetheless. The thing to note here is that no-one was di...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Looks to me like you're doing a great job in a great place, vt. What is the point of such a flippantly glib placation? This is it Biff, ground zero, where it all started and will end, with the land, from the excess energy storage of a few grass seeds, to the hyper velocity we see around us today an...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

The oil we eat. ...... We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life So Little John? where do you get your food from? Permaculture beds you tend yourself? I just dr...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

No, what you're doing is either accepting received wisdom , without question, or.. wittignly ploughing on regardless, simply for the sake of the dollar. When you plough, you're doing it because the plant you're growing is a commodified annual, unless you eat a lot of oats(?), either way...it's stil...
by peaceful_life
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Every time soil is tilled, webs of life are destroyed Along with shit loads of carbon release, erosion, run-off, siltation (including spawning grounds), heat retention, frost expansion, drought, flooding etc etc etc.... That's without the spraying. Now now guys don't get carried away. Life systems ...
by peaceful_life
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

Little John wrote:Every time soil is tilled, webs of life are destroyed
Along with shit loads of carbon release, erosion, run-off, siltation (including spawning grounds), heat retention, frost expansion, drought, flooding etc etc etc....

That's without the spraying.
by peaceful_life
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Shiny chic climate critique
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

Shiny chic climate critique

'Planet Earth — the Goldilocks planet we’ve taken for granted, neither too hot or too cold, neither too wet or too dry, with fertile soils that accumulated for millennia before we started to farm them –- that planet is altering' https://medium.com/matter/it-s-not-climate-change-i...
by peaceful_life
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: George with belated name dropping.
Replies: 84
Views: 33129

There are no benefits to soil tillage.
I's just bad habitual practice.
by peaceful_life
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

This is not necessarily or, even, primarily a debate about stimulus versus austerity. It is, arguably, one about equity . Though, those who would be apologists for the status-quo vis-a-vis the super rich staying that way would, if they get their way, certainly have the debate framed in such a simpl...
by peaceful_life
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neonicotinoid ban
Replies: 41
Views: 21636

'Friends of the Earth has taken the first legal steps towards striking out last week's emergency approval of bee-harming 'neonic' pesticides in England, granted last week despite a Europe-wide ban'.... "The huge public interest in bee decline and pesticide use contrasts with the Government's ex...
by peaceful_life
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

'Clearly the Trust Troll is a far uglier and meaner creature than the Confidence Fairy. The Confidence Fairy promised to reward you with economic growth if you imposed austerity. The Trust Troll punishes you with more austerity if the original dose of austerity fails to cause growth'...... http://ww...
by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: George Monbiot and re-wilding
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

Had forgotten about that site. I imagine it'll be along the same lines as his Green Gold docu, which should be compulsory viewing, will give it a listen later. Just to add.... Yep, was worth the listen as he does go that bit further in explaining the almost alien flaw in the logic of our systemic m...