Thursday, June 29, 2006

AlterNet: Air-conditioning: Our Cross to Bear

This is one of the best articles I've read about the unintended consequences of modern technology. Who'd a thunk it that air-condition would have had such a profound affect on human society?Can't wait for the story on how air-conditioning got Bush elected!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

U.S. Emits Half of Car-Caused Greenhouse Gas, Study Says

Half? I'd be greatly surprised. Around my neighborhood, SUVs, old woodies and motorcycles contribute more air pollution than all of the (un)civilized world.

Those folks who drive 35 miles over the hill to Silicon Valley in their 4X4 pick-up trucks and The Entire Yukon SUVs do the rest.


Monday, June 12, 2006

Too many words

I'm fed up with reading about the end of civilization, the need to stop the destruction caused by human growth.

How can we "bring down" civilization?

How can we "throw out" capitalism?

How can we stop the overwhelming advance of the megamachine?

Peak Oil and climate change are already putting stress on civilization in key points where the intersections of culture, economics and technology intesect. These are the weak points. These are the targets.




I'll be back!


Thursday, June 08, 2006

FBI confidential informant also said to be provocateur

"ELF adherents share a strong philosophical connection to the anarchist movement," which he notes "seeks to end the current system of government, economy and replace them with systems characterized by a lack of authoritarian/hierarchical relationships."

Great! At least there are some ELFers who've got their philosphy straight. Sounds like a good program to me.

Since there are no ELF members, only ELF ideology, I am not ELF. I AM an anarchist and I do "seeks to end the current system of government, economy and replace them with systems characterized by a lack of authoritarian/hierarchical relationships."

Is this wrong? Is this illegal? Is it immoral to seek a world without oppression, wars for resources, haves and have-nots, equality, freedom, justice and democracy? I thought that's what the United States is all about. Now we're being accused of wrong-doing in seeking a better life, in seeking to do away with inequality, in seeking democratic expression and freedom from economic slavery.

No big surprise that the FBI uses agents provocateur. 'Twas ever thus. But it's "OK" when they do it, cause they've got the guns and they control the story. When we attempt to change the story, it's rubber hoses in the back room, thumb screws and water torture.

When are you going to do something about it, eh?


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Exxon asked to pay more to clean spill

Asked? ASKED!?!

What the hell is this asked business? Exxon spilled 11 million gallons of their crude oil into Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989. I was there. I was the first videographer at the ship at first light that morning.

We do not ASK Exxon, we tell them to keep paying until the last drop of Exxon crude is removed! Who's in charge here, anyway? What makes Exxon think that they get to choose?

Jerk their godammed corporate charter; they've violated the terms of their agreement with the peope of Alaska, the people of the United States, the people of the world. They slaughtered hundreds of thousands of animals in Prince William Sound, created genetic changes that echo through species for generations.

Exxon should be hung from the highest yardarm and left to swing in the wind as a lesson to other upstart corporations who think they rule the world.

"Asked to pay"...