Category: Comedy Break

Alms and the Man

Click for larger view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Thanks to Craig Mackintosh for pointing this out. Think again before you reach into your pocket to give; the money you donate to feed starving children may actually be prolonging war in places like Darfur and Somalia, says Dutch journalist Linda Polman. Darfur is ruled by quite a sophisticated military regime which charges aid organizations for every move they are allowed to make […]

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Burning Bridges

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts This could be the new paradigm for gated industrial communities – imagine the hungry clamouring at the fences. Lots of uncertainty here, considering the problems of food supply for a growing population. Meanwhile…the military pitch in, as do scientists, to tell a more convincing tale.

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Us and Them – a Better Approach

George Monbiot should stop complaining about our unwillingness to do anything about biodiversity loss and get with the program instead. Just another attempt to toy with our emotions… The world is getting smaller. Our human population is exploding, and our appetites are growing even faster than our birthrates. Although you may not realise it, this is leading us on to one great final offensive. Up until now some of us […]

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Permaculture for Keeping Cosy

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by Cecilia Macaulay If you have been struggling to adopt a ‘more sustainable’ approach to heating your home, it’s time you got a big hug, permission to be extremely warm, and a generous dose of Permaculture. ‘More sustainable’ often means turning the heater down 2 degrees, living a tepid existence, and saddest of all – ‘more sustainable’ won’t get you to ‘sustainable’.

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God on Lawns

Someone sent the following conversation through to me. It’s a must read. I love how comedy can cut through nonsense. God: Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand […]

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