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Author: Nate
June 14, 2012


Is that what we call “PROGRESS”

Is that what we call “growing economy”?

China abandoned 5000 years philosophy of spirituality that made it great and joined the western wasteful and short sighted consumerism that will lead to eventual distraction of it’s society.

I think we forgot where we came from.
We forgot that Earth is not ours for taking.
Mindless consumption by humans is treated by earth as a natural disaster and earth will try to rid itself of this plague.

Our future?

Experts have a stark warning: that unless we change course, the perfect storm of population growth, dwindling resources and climate change has the potential to converge in the next century with catastrophic results. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/earth-2100-final-century-of-civilization/
This blind addiction to grows remind me of locusts that eventually die after new sources of food become unavailable.
I hope eventually humanity will come to it’s senses.
I hope.

October 11, 2011

Is a Koch Industries factory getting away with murder? While the brothers wage war against safety precautions, every day their factory is dumping millions of gallons of wastewater into streams that flow near a small rural town in Arkansas.

So what is more important? Our lives or the Economy?

April 18, 2011

Global warming

Positive Proof

Climate change. Some  need absolute proof, beyond any doubts, that Global Warming exists. It is like the sky is falling and they are waiting for more evidence of what is happening. Do you know what the absolute proof is for these people – the sky hitting them over the head!

But then there is not much time left to react. From what I know there is a consensus among main stream scientists that Global warming is a fact of life now. But let us assume for the moment that Climate Change has not been proven beyond the reasonable doubt. So what?

Tell me what is wrong with trying to reduce pollution, to conserve energy, to use alternative energy sources, to stop deforestation, to save the environment, to breathe clean air, eat healthy food, to swim in clean water. What is wrong with energy independence that, by the way, would improve our security? Let us assume that we created this new economy that improved our quality of life. Let us imagine that the new economy is serving our needs and not the needs of big corporations. What is wrong in knowing that we helped future generations, our children and grandchildren, to live healthy lives on our little blue world, the only home we have? What stays in our way? What prevents us from accomplishing this?

Republicans deny climate change

I can't hear you!

Greed, selfishness, short sightedness, lust for money and more money, our Congress that is for sale to the highest bidder.  Are we so selfish and short sited that we want to insist on “our way of life” just to prove our freedom and independence? What is this freedom anyway? Are we free enough to decide what needs to be done to ensure the future of our country? Are we brave enough and independent enough to buy a more efficient car instead of an SUV that neighbors are driving?

Carbon Nation


I recommend to see this documentary

March 16, 2011

The convenience of leaf blowers comes at a cost to your health, the nation’s energy supplies, and your wallet. Communities throughout the United States and Canada have restricted their use, and some, like Palo Alto, California, have banned them outright. Here are some facts about leaf blowers that you ought to know.

Part of the problem with these time-saving devises is the noise that they create.

Noise pollution

#@%@!!! leaf blowers!

The noise from leaf blowers can reach 90-100 decibels at the operator’s ear. According to the World Health Organization, there is an increasing risk of irreversible hearing damage from noise above 75 decibels.
The noise pollution would not be so bad, of course, if people were the least bit considerate about when they use the leaf blowers.
But there is more!
From Haighland Park Board of health:
Gas-powered leaf-blowers also generate an incredible amount of air pollution for their size, which is not good, but it is not the worst air polluting problem with the blowers.

Noise and air pollution

Leaf blowers are back!

The worst air pollution problems with the gas-powered leaf-blowers is that they create airborne stuff that would normally remain on the ground, where it would not be inhaled by innocent passers-by.
These include mold spores, allergens, dried animal feces, and fine particles that increase the number and severity of asthma attacks, cause or aggravate bronchitis or other lung diseases, and reduce our ability to fight infections. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, in their brochure “Particulate Matter Air Pollution: A Threat To Our Health,” advise us: “Avoid using leaf blowers.”
Please watch this:

Leaf blower motors are large emitters of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and fine particles (PM2.5) too small to be eliminated by the body’s defenses. The gas-oil mixture that fuels two-stroke engines is especially toxic. The Lung Association reports that a leaf blower motor releases as much smog as 17 cars. This pollution is known to cause cancer and cardiopulmonary disease.

Leaf blowers do not help to meditate.

Leaf blowers have been shown to cause serious damage to soil and landscape plants with their dust-laden, 200 mph, hurricane-force winds, which cause dehydration and leaf-burn, retard new growth, clog leaf pores, and spread disease spores, insect eggs, and weed seeds.

There is, in fact, a simple path to a perfect and guilt-free lawn: the rake. Yeah, it takes longer. And guilt alone may not be enough to make you embrace a rake. So when the leaves fall, remember that the extra hour or two spent on old-fashioned yardwork yields some very modern benefits:
Get rich: The initial expense of up to $500 for a blower plus regular gasoline refills (or electric bills) adds up quickly. A great rake costs only about 25 bucks, can last for decades, and requires an occasional hand swipe to remove stuck leaves.
Please contact your local sity Goverments and demand the ban on leaf blowers use.

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