Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Good economic news at last!

IMF: Global economic recovery 'weakening'

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." Ed Abbey

There is no basis for continued economic growth in a world of finite resources. We have overtopped Peak Oil, and are sliding down the back slope of oil discovery and production. There will never be as much energy available as there is today.

This is as it should be. Humans are no privileged species with peremptory rights to all resources, as the expense of all other life.

It's time to take our place in the queue and camly wait our turn.

Friday, January 11, 2013

DRONENET The next BIG thing

DRONENET The next BIG thing. - Global Guerrillas

Here's another really bad idea, brought to you by technology maniacs who think anything humans can do should be done.

Image the air filled with hundreds of these buzzing drones, madly dashing hither and yon!

There is a limit to human intelligence, but human stupidity knows no bounds.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Starting the New Year... Right?

Oil ship runs aground in Alaska

Shell oil starts out the New Year... with a ship wreck!

Not an auspicious beginning for what everyone knows and no one admits will be a disaster-ridden effort in the world's largest technology-free zone. It's a difficult place just to survive, let alone deal with millions of gallons of toxic crude.

Did we learn nothing from the Exxon Valdez?