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by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: George Monbiot and re-wilding
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

P_l, have you listened to the Extra-Environmentalist interview with John Liu? You can catch it here: http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/2013/09/01/episode-65-restoring-function/ Highly recommended. Had forgotten about that site. I imagine it'll be along the same lines as his Green Gold docu, whic...
by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: George Monbiot and re-wilding
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

P_l, have you listened to the Extra-Environmentalist interview with John Liu? You can catch it here: http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/2013/09/01/episode-65-restoring-function/ Highly recommended. Had forgotten about that site. I imagine it'll be along the same lines as his Green Gold docu, whic...
by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Have your say....
Replies: 0
Views: 2552

Have your say....

'The 2015 EFRA Committee wants the public to tell it what key issues should be addressed this Parliament'
http://www.parliament.uk/business/commi ... ra-topics/
by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: George Monbiot and re-wilding
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

biffvernon wrote:Yep, I'm in favour of beavers and lynx but not wolves for Britain.
Why not the Wolf?
by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: George Monbiot and re-wilding
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

I find it depressing that George is such a useful campaigner for good and then he wanders on hippy fantasy. Wasting priorities by reintroducing problem species is proof we are at peak stuff. Shouldn't he be trying to improve the welfare of animals in their current status? Reforest the UK? Land refo...
by peaceful_life
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Labour Party Watch
Replies: 1015
Views: 122640

Kendall, Burnham and Cooper are archetypal examples of why normal people absolutely f*****g despise most politicians. They don't even pretend to answer questions these days. Their first instinct is to somehow get through any interview without saying anything of substance at all. Indeed, it seems cr...
by peaceful_life
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

Yes, but if the non Greek Eurozone and ECB don't give the Greeks money then they are a bit stuck. Luckily for the Greeks they are getting a bit of money now. Tell you what. I will have a referendum in my house as to whether everyone else should give us billions of Euros. Oddly enough the children a...
by peaceful_life
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

Probably higher in Greece, but the rest of the countries are unenthusiastic about paying the Greeks. Hence if you had a referendum in the other countries you would get a different outcome. John, the entire thread is about Greece, Greece democratically voted how it voted, what anyone else thinks is ...
by peaceful_life
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

johnhemming2 wrote:AFAIK logistical problems are the problems getting a safe place for the Troika to work from.
Over 60% of the democratic vote don't want what's being offered by the troika.
by peaceful_life
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

61% of the people have voted for self determination, that's the main issue. That's not what Tsipras thinks. Then again he knows what the Drachma would mean. As has since been stated, recent events don't necessarily indicate that this one man agreed with those events, that's an assumption and it has...
by peaceful_life
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Current Gold Price
Replies: 1140
Views: 227197

Gold is no measure of wealth, again..it's just been an agreed idea that it holds any value, in truth, it holds no more valuable wealth than fiat paper, none. Fiat was the extension of this idea to meet in-line demands of growth . That "agreement" has stood the test of time - the entire hi...
by peaceful_life
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neonicotinoid ban
Replies: 41
Views: 21636

Yes. Living organisms possess varied systems for protecting themselves but they must be given the right tools for the job. The fact is, the organisms will, as life does, evolve and adapt or..protect(?) themselves, the trick for us is, how do we work with that to provide us with wellbeing? It really...
by peaceful_life
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neonicotinoid ban
Replies: 41
Views: 21636

The rape crop looks in good order around here - and they grow a lot of it round here. It might look aesthetically pleasing for it's symmetry, but the reality is that it's just uniformed dependency of inputs . NYT, no less.... 'Scientists are also discovering that a healthy soil ecosystem may sustai...
by peaceful_life
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Current Gold Price
Replies: 1140
Views: 227197

It is clear you don't like this answer Biff, but just because you don't like it, doesn't make it not true. :wink: Gold is a means of storing wealth (it has value) when fiat currencies reach the point at which paper money becomes just coloured paper - all value is lost. Gold then continues to have v...
by peaceful_life
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Greece Watch...
Replies: 1588
Views: 188431

Two issues: a) This is many years down the tracks. b) Printing Drachma does not stop them owing Euros. c) As soon as they started detailed planning for leaving the Euro there would be major stress. d) The Eurozone trust the as much as any remaining Trojans anyway. (FWIW that's four issues) 61% of t...