Monday, December 05, 2005

Young and Bored? My suggestion . Read or watch something great . Like Pride and Predjudice Why you say? - because whatever you do with your life, you wan't to make the most of it .Y or N ? You don't need lots of money or fame to do that - you come from a family and you want that to work for you as you get older too -eh? . Its your top priority?!
That means,amongst other things, avoiding mistakes other make . You are not that dumb you reckon ? Sorry to have to say this but going on averages , maybe you are living on pride and predjudice
Take this one for eaxmple . Your parents are dumb and don't know much This story talks about teenagers dealing with this reality and growing to love both them and others-click below to find out more.

There is so much rubbish around . Avoid it and bookmark http://worthwatching.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

HOMES rather than SHEDS to go to.

Young Jason asks nicely whether the governmnet could do something , but will his reasonable request be heard ( Brisbane line - land allocation )
There was a time, not so long ago ,when leaders of both parties supported his great idea. And a great idea it was because it kept the price of homes down and the market away from meddling too much with this basic need we all have .Kept us from easily falling for that old popular myth that our houses were the key to our economic wealth.

Even better than giving young people a bit of commonwealth land away from where the work was , they studied where best to put houses and they paid for it - not a sin as they spend a lot on other things and then sold houses and kept aeye on the market - esp so homes didn't become mere clones of that secondrate extract of economia called the shed.

But they don't like to interfere in the market like they used to then, so, until they stop sleeping to the chant we make a bit of noise, and wait for them to wake up.
Our homes, despite being places where we learn economia are too good and too complex to house the crude, if essential, subdivisions we called sheds. Now that sheds and their simple lines and substance have become the focus, families feel the stress . yes talk about it more

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The G8 this week removes "urgent" from its summary. A good thing? Yes

Urgent is an important imperative, but not in every ecosystem and certainly not after the problem has hit the press. In the big picture, hasty late action is counterproductive as it acts only when a problem is biologically too fast growing and too big to stop. It’s fine in industry, but no use when real world limits apply as they do within the real boundaries of economic activity in communities. There are also easier and more effective ways to avoid “just in time” action and its unfortunate birth child -unsustainable growth.

Urgent encourages the wrong choice in our dealings with algophobia. By choosing short term gain our children will have to deal with long term pain. The slower route is possible and achievable - a choice that works. Quick is the fear word grabbed from industrial mechanistic world views that eventually undermines sustainability in ideas and action.

The western world has reversed most of the dangerous processes it has set up, mainly in ignorance and quick fix, in their expanding territories. The need for the future is to avoid the quick fix ( ) mentality of modern industry imperatives and ensure our children have a more concrete, unchanging view of how the bigger picture in the real world could change for the better over the next two generations .Only that way will they have some hope of getting there in the long term.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Are the Bad boys providing a lead ? Safin has made the point that the lifestyle promoted as the norm (where most kids have tried it by the time they are 16- ABC afternoon program last week)is not really the ultimate .

Is Safin the leader and is Hewitt following? Where oh where are the media on this? maybe there are millions of new milleneum young people who only want what their parents had ( a more stable view of relationships and relationship building)

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Making Poverty History If a down to earth African leader believes it can happen -why can't the so a called "powerful west".
Maybe intellectually and morally we are poorer than we think .
Don't you wish your countrymen too ,would go back to their roots to find the source of true treasure!
Good on you brits!

Friday, January 28, 2005

Worth doing,worth doing well? Why then do so many environmentalists fail to talk things out properly .

for example, Shellenberger in "Death of Environmentalism " There is no place for public debate in the environmental movement. Even librarians have much fiercer public debates and dialogues than the environmental community. Or look at the AIDS movement, where public-health organizations and government agencies have fantastic debates every year. They have peer-reviewed journals and panel discussions at international conferences. The environmental movement needs a national or international forum to debate strategy.
Having another meeting will do nothing . Before you can create debate you have to know why there is no debate - more on cuttingedgeconservation