Category: Comedy Break

Kids Move to the Country – Part II

Pit-falls, projects and laughs from our Permaculture journey “Andrew, I need to talk to you about something,” I’ve sought out the new president of the Community Garden at Peregian Beach, Andrew Maitland, to ask an important yet delicate question. “Yes?” “It’s about slugs,” “Slugs?” “Yes, I have a lovely, bumper crop of slugs.”

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Modernising Cantankerous Frank

Click for larger view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Reversing this sort of madness is the key to a sustainable culture. We’re all aware by now of how low expectations are realistic ones – what with one thing and another, and we all know that money can buy almost anyone, but, with a little understanding, and a bit of good will, who knows.

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Shouting Fire on a Crowded Planet

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Frank and Ern’s kitchen is a highly combustible place — that’s 3 times now. Must be the wiring. As the American negotiators talk tough and warn the world to expect a walkout, the Amazon prepares to dry up and blow away.

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Keeping it Real

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts As the Cancun COP kicks off, we are reminded of what’s at stake.

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Be Happy, or Else…

Click for larger view Courtesy: Marc Roberts If they said what they meant…. Further Reading: The Peasants are Revolting

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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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Facts of Life

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts This one stems from a DotEarth story about epidemic rises in incidences of deformed beaks amongst the birds of Alaska and elsewhere.

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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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I Read it on the Internet

I like this girl, even if she is a lesbian vampire.

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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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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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Permaculture for Keeping Cosy

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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