Category: Comedy Break

Confessions of An ‘Economic Hitman’, and Other Animations

With words taken from a Democracy Now Interview with John Perkins, a self-styled ‘Economic Hitman’, the studioJOHO crew have made a very cool animation to showcase the fantastic services we the wealthy offer two-thirds world countries. Watching this led me to check out other work from these video magicians – excellent stuff to watch and share so as to educate all those who struggle to read but who still need […]

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Geoff in Early Observation Mode

Here’s a photo of a famous Permaculture person. Can you guess who it is? He was photographed with this shovel back in 1956 at the age of two. He is wearing a child restraint belt usually attached to a long cord as was customary in those days to prevent him from running away to play in the dirt. But he did run away to Australia. He will soon be appearing […]

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Sustenance

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts In a warming world pests migrate and flourish in previously inpenetrable habitats and latitudes. Of course there are obvious problems with Frank’s position here – like what happens when your subsistence gets washed away by some other unpredicted AGW shitstorm. As ever, Permaculture looks straight into the heart of things. Further Reading: The Gospel of Consumption

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Cracking Codes

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Whilst the Russians learn to live without buckwheat and displaced people are poised for land-struggles in Central Africa, boffins crack the wheat genome, which promises to keep us trying the same industrial scale thing for ever. And how will we fuel this ever expanding industrial agriculture sector? Hmm, maybe. BAA propose to compost food waste – who’d have thunk it?

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Power Trip

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts The UK Gov’t backtracks on cast iron commitments to environmental performance standards to make space for more dirty coal. I can’t help thinking it’s a sweetener to bring the big energy companies on board for the stalled nuclear programme. Investors won’t commit unless the taxpayer guarantees their profits and underwrites the decommissioning costs. Public debt for private profit, without so much as a […]

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Against the Grain

Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Russian president Medvedev puts unprecedented weather conditions down to Climate Change. The potential impacts on food supplies of this sort of occurrence are pretty clear. Further Reading: The Biology of Global Warming Rising Temperatures Raise Food Prices The Looming Food Crisis and the 2030 Report The Food Crisis: “A Perfect Storm” – and How to Turn the Tide Orchestrating Famine – a Must-Read […]

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