Monday, 30 June 2008


On a previous posting I mentioned that in the US, at last, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) had reported on the effects of Greenhouse Gasses under the orders of The US Supreme Court.

The report has at finally been emailed to the White House, but since the Bush administration did not want to accept the EPA conclusion that greenhouse gases are pollutants that need controlling, they have ordered that the email should not be opened! Meanwhile the EPA has been pressured to dilute the report, eliminate parts of it and resubmit it... Hard to believe...(?) just see here then.

Now, if you are living in the UK and think that this lack of principle could never happen here, I am sorry, but think again. In the UK, in 2007, the High Court ruled that the Government’s plans to build a new generation of nuclear power stations were “unlawful” and the way it consulted with the public over the decision was “misleading, seriously flawed, manifestly inadequate and procedurally unfair”. So naturally the plans are going ahead, so what are the facts?

Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s great friend, advisor and supporter is the UK Treasury Minister MP Ed Balls. Ed Balls is married to MP Yvette Cooper, who, as Minister of Housing was responsible for the new planning laws that will speed up major projects, like nuclear power stations. Yvette Cooper’s Father is Tony Cooper, who, until recently, was the chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, which lobbies Ministers on the benefits of atomic power. He is now director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and has become one of the most outspoken champions of the industry's 'green' credentials."

Gordon Brown’s brother is Andrew Brown, who was director of media strategy of the PR and UK government nuclear lobbying company Weber Shandwick. Weber Shandwick has a long history of involvement with the atomic industry, a former UK chief executive Philip Dewhurst, is corporate affairs director for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL). Andrew Brown no longer works for Weber Shandwick but is now Head of Media relations at EDF Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the UK, employing over 12,000 people. It is one of over 70 subsidiaries of the EDF Group, which has over 40 million customers worldwide, is the world’s largest nuclear operator and is pushing for a nuclear rebuild programme in the UK.

All a coincidence naturally... now what does Proverbs say? "He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall". (28:18)

Monday, 23 June 2008


To supply us with a wide range of cheap food, clothing and footwear, slavery exists on a massive scale, most of it economically legitimised by western governments. We still have slavery, which is a business built on the blood, sweat, and tears of other human beings, all we have done though is to move it out of sight of the masses. Free trade and lack of just regulations between borders encourage such atrocities, and these are often fuelled by the mindless shopping spree know as ‘retail therapy’.

In order for the members of the Western World to continue with their current lifestyle the fact is that the poor are needed to produce goods at a price the Western World is easily able to afford because if we got rid of slavery in all its forms Western society would seemingly ‘degrade’ for the masses. Yet this is the area where hypocrisy reigns, because those in the Western World that buy this cheap food and these cheap goods would not work in, or let their wives, husband’s sons or daughters work in industries that pay 50p a day picking crops or making high street clothing. The fact is though that millions are forced to work for a similar wage.
We must take responsibility ourselves. Every time we buy the cheapest goods we can find we may well be contributing to continuing slavery. Find out where things are made and how they are made. Don't keep passing the buck. It won't get rid of all slavery but it will help and you won't be blindly supporting it. We must never oppress others in order to eat cheaply and look good.

For the full story of the above image, please left click and read the full story here thank you.

Friday, 20 June 2008


In a past address address, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld called suggestions that the US is really after Iraq's oil "utter nonsense. We don't take our forces and go around the world and try to take other people's real estate or other people's resources, their oil. That's just not what the United States does," he said. "We never have, and we never will. That's not how democracies behave."

BAGHDAD — Four Western oil companies are in the final stages of negotiations this month on contracts that will return them to Iraq after losing their oil concession to nationalization as Saddam Hussein rose to power. Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP — the original partners in the Iraq Petroleum Company — along with Chevron and a number of smaller oil companies, are in talks with Iraq’s Oil Ministry for no-bid (?) contracts to service Iraq’s largest fields, according to ministry officials, oil company officials and an American diplomat. The deals, expected to be announced on June 30th, will lay the foundation for the first commercial work for the major companies in Iraq since the American invasion, and open a new and potentially lucrative country for their operations.

The no-bid contracts are unusual for the industry to say the very least, and the offers prevailed over others by more than 40 companies, including companies in Russia, China and India. There was suspicion among many in the Arab world and among parts of the American public that the United States had gone to war in Iraq precisely to secure the oil wealth these contracts seek to extract. The Bush administration has said that the war was necessary to combat terrorism. It is not clear what role the United States played in awarding the contracts, but there are still American advisers to Iraq’s Oil Ministry.

Iraq is now our oil colony... Well, are you going to be supporting a war because the price of fuel is getting ever higher? Is the price of cheaper fuel worth the blood of our sons and daughters? God, save us from the hypocrisy and lies of our 'leaders'.

'Global Warming' actualy means 'CLIMATE CHAOS'!






Friday, 13 June 2008

Permafrost melt will effect us all

If Arctic sea ice starts melting fast, polar bears and ring seals wouldn't be the only creatures to feel it. A study released recently considered that it could increase warmer temperatures for hundreds of miles inland.

That means a possible thaw in the long-frozen soil known as permafrost. This in turn could have severe effects on world-wide ecosystems as human infrastructures like oil rigs and pipelines become effected and the release of more greenhouse gases from the melting Permafrost in Russia, Alaska and Canada will increase Climate Chaos (Global Warming)scientists said. The study is particularly pertinent because of last year's record melt of Arctic sea ice, when ice cover in the Arctic Sea shrank to 30 percent below average. Another record melt is forecast for this year but it is unknown whether this is the beginning of a trend.

"Our climate model suggests that rapid ice loss is not necessarily a surprise," said David Lawrence of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, an author of the study. "When you get certain conditions in the Arctic, thin ice, that is a lot of first-year ice as opposed to the older sturdier ice, you can get a situation where you get a rapid and steady loss over a period of five to 10 years."

In such a period of rapid ice loss, autumn temperatures along the Arctic coasts of Russia, Alaska and Canada could rise by as much as 9 degrees F (5 degrees C) the study's climate model found, Autumn is often the warmest season in this area.

Last year's temperatures from August to October over land in the western Arctic were also unusually warm, more than 4 degrees F (about 2 degrees C) above the average temperatures for 1978-2006, raising questions about the relationship between shrinking sea ice and warmer land temperatures. The scientists found that when sea ice melts rapidly Arctic land warms three and a half times faster than the rate predicted in 21st century climate models, yes, three and a half times faster! The warming is largest over the ocean but simulations indicate that it can extend as far as 900 miles inland. In places where permafrost is already at risk, such as central Alaska, a quick sea ice melt could lead to a quick permafrost thaw.

The effects of melting are already evident in parts of Alaska. Pockets of soil collapse as the ice contained within it melts, highways then buckle, houses are destabilized and trees tilt crazily in a phenomenon known as "drunken forests" when the earth beneath them gives way. The two pictures above show the result of Permafrost melt as the earth thaws.

"There's an interconnectedness about the Arctic," Lawrence said. "When sea ice retreats and retreats very rapidly it impacts other parts of the system, such as warming temperatures over land. Warming temperatures over land can also accelerate the degradation of permafrost, particularly permafrost that's warm right now."

Monday, 9 June 2008

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Food Crisis facts:

1/3rd of the US Maize crop is to be converted into Ethanol, 1/4 of the worlds Oil Seed Rape in '07 was converted into Biodiesel, in the UK 2.5% of vehicle fuel is made from Corn crops and this figure is sheduled to increase to 5% in less than 2 years time.

Look at the image on the left, how can anyone really think that this is the answer to the world's energy problem?

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Give us this day our daily bread

Soaring food prices could trigger a global catastrophe and the world's poor need action, not words, from this week's UN food security summit human rights activists and the World Bank said on Monday. The warning came as world leaders arrived in Rome for a global conference to tackle a food crisis that is pushing 100 million people into hunger, provoking food protests and could aggravate violence in war zones.
"The current food crisis amounts to a gross violation of human rights and could fuel a global catastrophe, as many of the world's poorest countries, particularly those forced into import dependency, struggle to feed their people," said Johannesburg-based poverty campaign group ActionAid. "It is an outrage that poor people are paying for decades of policy mistakes such as the lack of investment in agriculture and the dismantling of support for smallholder farmers," said ActionAid analyst Magdalena Kropiwnicka.

Poor harvests, low stocks and rising demand, especially from India and China, caused huge food price spikes over the last two years, stoking protests, strikes and violence in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that increased hunger caused by the price spikes will exacerbate conflict in war zones and experts say food riots could worsen if nothing is done. "Our estimate is that higher food prices are pushing 30 million Africans into hunger," World Bank chief Robert Zoellick told Reuters in Rome, adding that the message he had received from Africans is that they were tired of talk and wanted action. "We have got a lot of world leaders here, let's try to focus on what we can do in real time to make a difference," said Zoellick, who last week announced $1.2 billion in loans and grants to help poor countries cope with food and fuel costs.

He said immediate action was needed to deliver aid to the countries most at risk, and that we should send poor farmers seeds and fertilisers and lift the export bans that are driving up prices.