So, this week has seen some things that made my blood boil, and then some...
After having been bored shitless by Mr Bono and the rest of U2's preaching (however right on they might be, it all reeks slightly of hypocrisy), and lo and behold this week we discover that "Their CO2 emissions are the equivalent of the waste created by 6,500 average British or Irish people in an entire year, or equal to leaving a standard 100 watt lightbulb on for 159,000 years, and are much larger than the carbon footpring left by Madonna during her 2006 world tour when she produced 1,635 tonnes in air transport." WORSE than Madonna?!? Source.
And I still haven't forgotten Negativland...
Don't get me wrong though, Bono's preaching is based on the right ideas, something the people in power don't have, as they have demonstrated yet again: "Major Nations Drop Goal of Halving C02. Source.
This is all happening whilst the G8 meet up in a mutual congratulatory fuckfest in Italy, led by the Italian-pedo-stallion, berlusconi.
Sigh! I wonder if he's laid on the escorts and cocaine. Meanwhile, it has come to light that there is a letter dating back to well before berlusconi began his political career when the mafia made him an offer he couldn't refuse, in return for their help in getting into power. The media isn't talking about it though, well, he does own most of it.
I vote for this manBy admin (when... 16/05/2009 @ 00:15:40, Where Current Affairs, linked 1152 times)
"For the past 20 years I've never had any doubt that the source of the Earth's ills is overpopulation. I can't go on saying this sort of thing and then fail to put my head above the parapet."
World population is projected to rise from today's 6.8 billion to 9.1 billion in 2050.* The World Population Clock is ticking. We are rapidly destabilising our climate and destroying the natural world on which we depend for future life.
The veneer of democracy begins to fadeBy admin (when... 10/05/2009 @ 10:20:57, Where Current Affairs, linked 1189 times)
"G20 police 'used undercover men to incite crowds'
MP demands inquiry into Met tactics at demo"
"the men had been seen to throw bottles at the police and had encouraged others to do the same shortly before they passed through the cordon... ..when the crowd became suspicious of the men and accused them of being police officers, the pair approached the police line and passed through after showing some form of identification."