Monday, November 13, 2006

G20 If small is beautiful, what ever happened to G7

Some questions for those meeting in Melbourne at the G20 this week ? Where do the small and powerful fit in when the big players seek to become even more influential with each other.
Perhaps , in getting together as big players they should'nt pretend they can easily deal with the problems of the small players ? The externalities of poverty and patronige driving people to war?
What for example, is the real focus of the keynote issue, aid or poverty alleviation; patronige or political power: aid or trade . The need for unity of purpose must not cloud out need for accepting the diversity of economic assemblages .

Will this G20 be the first to suggest that economic stability should be seen as more like symbiosis amongst ecosystems rather than a facilitation factory with finely tuned settings ?
Economic prosperity and profit gives power , yet the rural poor around the world are , on the criteria of profit and prosperity, powerless.( they get taxation concessions, even in Australia)
That sort of puts them in a industrial economic band all their own = a sort of G777
.Lets hope the discussion around the edges is robust and far reaching on the subject of eco diversity because , for far too often the industry of agriculture is subject to lumping in with all other industries--- when it is clearly a special case requiring ecological as well as economic considerations .


Wasn't he "oh so good" on Denton's Enough Rope. How do we translate all that ambition for sound change in Africa and the Middle East to action ? One way I think is is to study the environment For those whom science is too much , how about you encourage governments ( by voting for someone who says so ) to ensure
--"the Right" don't keep turning agriculture into a clone of all industry ( where concrete and steel demolition don't matter)

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Watch a good movie and learn how important your character( not your money , or your looks or your talents) is in the ever present tough situations of everyones' life . , see My Girl Friday

Monday, July 17, 2006

Another inspiring suggestion for people of all ages from barbara

...Help other people. Stop thinking about your problems and look outside yourself. If you can get past the "It's all about me" stage, then you'll really understand the power of networks. I've discovered that helping others connect has been remarkably beneficial for me.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Are you an artist, or are you not sure you can be one ? Do you want to become one ? Here's a great line from a blogger who just engaged 500,000 callers ( since she started ) this week. She could make a lot of money but then .... read what she says June10th at the important qualifications !

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Conspiracy or Cockup It can be very hard to seperate the two eh?Not sure which one tempts you ? watch the protocols story by Marc levin . I'd vote for the lateral
Cockup and then a conspiracy to cover it up .And i'm not sure cockup is a tough enough word.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Dancing with the Stars has provided the young audience of Australia with a very important lesson . Like a mirror to their own excuses the children of Australia watched grown men and women capitulate to some force of evil not identified and not rational . These adults agreed together to support a story about Todd and co being not good enough to win . But honest brokers and children knew otherwise.

The mirror on the screen said it all - That life is not always fair and that even judges can rationalise, rebel and be blind when it suits them .
Young people --Worry not about what you see in all the finery, but what you don't see working its way to the surface occassionally.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Good boy Lester Brown . Lots of greens ideas are just that ---ideas - loose and dangerous if applied carelessly .
If you want to study someone who studies the earth AND its economic principles, listen to Lester Brown . he's got some well thought through actions to consider to make our world a better place and click on

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Recognise projection as one of the most serious diseases of the human mind. Train your mind and body to avoid doing it . when we get into projector mode we say " The problem is not mine - its yours" .