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daveeza

daveeza

nature delights me, politics matters and ecodesign is what i do
and our attention is being drawn elsewhere, like the strange stories around the ukraine, and supposed naval manoeuvers with awacs...
mish shadlick comments on on the reuters storyUkraine Rebel Commander Admits Having BUK Missiles; Damning Contradictions? Posted: 23 Jul 2014 02:56 PM PDT Wednesday, at 2:28 EST Reuters published an exclusive interview with Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion - or eastern battalion: Khodakovsky Acknowledges Rebels had BUK Missiles. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time since the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system and said it could have been sent back subsequently to remove proof of its presence. Khodakovsky blamed the Kiev authorities for provoking what may have been the missile strike that destroyed the doomed airliner, saying Kiev had deliberately launched air strikes in the area, knowing the missiles were in place. "I knew that a BUK came from Luhansk. At the time I was told that a BUK from Luhansk was coming... more... - daveeza
sunflowers are great food for bumblebees! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
sunflowers are great food for bumblebees!
songs from mother nature, dogwoods and sun - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
songs from mother nature, dogwoods and sun
waterbombers in and out all day - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
waterbombers in and out all day
shot off monitor via asus memopad, lost a lot of tone but - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
shot off monitor via asus memopad, lost a lot of tone but
Interesting twitter has a new way to shut me down, it refuses to even retweet, but i can compose new..
On my asus android tab, otherwize i am happjy with it, except neither flickr or tumbler apps allow zoom in. - daveeza
s this a crisis of capitalism, then? Does capitalism need to end for us to resolve these problems? And if so, how? "Predatory capitalism is based on the privatisation of profit and the externalisation of cost. It is an extension of the fencing of the commons, of enclosures, along with the criminalisation of prior common customs and rights. What we need is a system that fully accounts for all costs. Whether we call that capitalism or not is irrelevant to me. But doing so would fundamentally transform the dynamic of present day capitalism, by making capital open source. For example, and as calculated by my colleague JZ Liszkiewicz, a white cotton T-shirt contains roughly 570 gallons of water, 11 to 29 gallons of fuel, and a number of toxins and emissions including pesticides, diesel exhaust, and heavy metals and other volatile compounds – it also generally includes child labor. Accounting for those costs and their real social, human and environmental impacts has totally different implications for how we should organise production and consumption than current predatory capitalism." - daveeza
His books are freely available online, here:-http://www.phibetaiota.net/categor... - daveeza
2014-06-25_05-11-01 - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
2014-06-25_05-11-01
Freedom to follow orders: the democracy Bush and Blair wanted for Iraq | openDemocracy - http://www.opendemocracy.net/david-w...
Before Iraqi voters had gone anywhere near a ballot box, the Coalition imposed what former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz described as “an even more radical form of shock therapy than was pursued in the former Soviet world”. The sanctions-battered economy was thrown open to foreign competition, with tariffs, duties and import taxes suspended. Income taxes were slashed from 40 per cent to a flat rate of 15 per cent on businesses and individuals, and state-owned enterprises prepared for privatisation. All these measures were imposed in flagrant violation of the restrictions on occupying powers set out under international law and with predictably disastrous consequences for the economy and the population. Meanwhile, the British and Americans colluded behind closed doors with their Iraqi clients and the oil majors to push for a degree of foreign involvement in the oil industry that was opposed by the vast majority of Iraqis. That the law eventually stalled in parliament was,... more... - daveeza
Photographer Captures Drought Turning California Farms Into Kingdom of Dust - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news...
Photographer Matt Black isn't just covering a story when he's capturing the lives and landscapes of California's historic drought. He's showing us how modern farming and natural forces are irrevocably altering his own childhood home. Black grew up just outside Visalia in California's Central Valley, the rural agricultural area that is the increasingly dry heart of not just California, but also the nation's productive farmland. Back then, the region was rich in water resources for farming. "When I was a child, I'd walk outside and it would feel humid," recalls Black. But now California is in an official drought "state of emergency" and is facing severe water shortages after three consecutive years of below average rainfall. Last year marked the driest year in nearly 120 years of record-keeping in California, and 100 percent of the state is now categorized as being in a "severe drought" or worse. Many fields lie fallow as water resources have dwindled. "What was this kingdom of food is... more... - daveeza
happy wet fathers day ! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
happy wet fathers day !
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