"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
- Martin Luther King,

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
December 10 1964
We change the world, you and me, every single second of every single day. Do we change it for the better? It's a matter of perspective, isn't it?
What we might think is just another harmless purchase, to a CEO it might mean justification for further robbing and degrading of our children's future and the very prosperity which has allowed us to make a purchase today. But a very large portion of the human-beings in this world can't make a purchase at all. They're just being robbed and degraded.
We need to be knowledgeable if we're to make intelligent decisions and we need truth if we're to be knowledgeable. The truth is; if we rob Africa's or S. America's kids, we are robbing are own kids. And if we can steal our own children's right to a healthy existence, we'll steal our own soul from ourselves to be traded for but a few worthless pennies.
But the course of history is meant to be changed...

W E L C O M E !

The world is a small place and the goal of this small blog is to inform, enlighten, suprise, and connect people; to share the many perspectives and awarenesses attained by so many different individuals and make the information easily acessible; to help people realise that what we do to others is what we do to ourselves.
To seize this information means we'll have to take the time to read it. Once we open our minds to receive and retain it, we can make better decisions in our daily lives and enable ourselves to exist not only responsibly but generously, as we all wish to do. So check out the web-links, they might just change your life!

Other Martin Luther King Quotes:

"A riot is the language of the unheard."
- December 31 1963

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."
- April 16 1963

Saturday, August 2, 2008

What you cant see...

I'm looking up at the clouds and thinking about the problems we can't see. Like the ozone layer and the chlorine molecules that are stealing oxygen molecules as you read this. Unfortunately for our ozone layer, chlorine molecules can withstand UV rays thirty times better than our more important oxygen molecules - thus the Ozone hole.
And then there's climate change... you think you know what the verdict is? yeah right! Expert scientists have been working on the equations for more than five decades and they can give us all but a few noteworthy "scenarios". That's why the newspapers play-up the uncertain aspects so often and why the corporations that still pollute still benefit. We haven't made an informed decision on our own! We won't commit to something drastic if we can't see or feel a tangible negative impact on ourselves. And if the Aral Sea can dry up, like it has within one generation, then the great lakes can become poisoned too and dry up just as quickly if we continue upon our present path of "progress".
Climate change is varied and unpredictable by nature. If anyone tells you that Western Canada, for example, will get nicer and warmer in respect to climate change, they're full of it. When change happens it will happen with regards to local and global weather patterns, occluding the national and municipal denotations of the present inhabitants of the locales. We'll be in for it whether it gets warmer or colder since our species has been accustomed to a climate "norm" for many, many centuries. Ice ages just aren't in our peoples myths and strategies for dealing with the future.
I shouldn't say that they aren't, but we aren't listening anyways. The warnings began with myth. They then became real in around the nineteenth century when coal had been burned in abandon for the industrial age. Europeans have been dropping dead from man-made air pollution for two hundred years now, they just don't bother to enlighten us due to the supremely fashionable free-market and other "under-the-carpet" arrangements we have with our consciences, like slavery.
Think for yourself - or be trampled by the masses when the shite hits the fan.Like the Scouts always said: "Be Prepared."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


"When I look at a snowless street in January I may see a natural weather variation, or I may see a human artifact caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Such perceptions are shaped not only by scientists, but by interest groups, politicians, and the media. For global warming in particular, the social influences run deeper still. Unlike, say, the orbits of planets, the climate in the future actually does depend in part on what we think about it. For what we think will determine what we do." (emphasis added)

- from GLOBAL WARMING by Spencer R. Weart; pg.198

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Process of Change

"When a group of citizens (in this case scientists) decides that their government should do more to address some particular concern, they face a hard task. The citizens have only a limited amount of effort to spare, and officials are set in their bureaucratic ways. To accomplish anything - to bring about a new government program, for example - people must mount a concerted push. For a few years concerned citizens must hammer at the issue, informing the public and forging alliances with like minded officials. These inside allies must form committees, draft reports, and shepherd legislation through the administration and legislature. Roadblocks will be put up by special interests that feel threatened by change, and the whole process is liable to fail from exhaustion. Typically such an effort succeeds only when it can seize a special opportunity, usually news events that distress the public and therefore catch the eye of politicians."

- From GLOBAL WARMING by Spencer R. Weart; pg. 95
Copyright 2003, Harvard University Press

Friday, July 11, 2008


  • National Threatened Species Day: September 7; annually
  • World Peace Day: September 21; annually
  • World Animal Day: October 4; annually
  • World Children's Day: November 20; annually
  • Family Day: February 15, 2010
  • World Water Day: March 22; annually
  • World Health Day: April 7; annually
  • Earth Day: April 22; annually

"Quotiki" Quotes -

"We have allowed oil to become vital to virtually everything we do. Ninety per cent of all our transportation, whether by land, air or sea, is fuelled by oil. Ninety-five per cent of all goods in shops involve the use of oil. Ninety-five per cent of all our food products require oil use. Just to farm a single cow and deliver it to market requires six barrels of oil, enough to drive a car from New York to Los Angeles."
- Jeremy Leggett

"Corporations are not legal “persons” with constitutional rights and freedoms of their own, but legal fictions that we created and must therefore control."
- Kalle Lasn


"We have a rapidly globalizing world economy based on transnational private firms, doing their best to live outside the range of state law and state taxes, which severely limits the ability of even big governments to control their national economies. Indeed, thanks to the prevailing theology of the free market, states are actually abandoning many of their most traditional direct activities - postal services, police, prisons, even important parts of their armed forces - to profitmaking private contractors."
- Eric Hobsbawm: ON EMPIRE; pg 42 - Pantheon Books (2008)
"We're not going to run out of fossil fuel, we're going to run out of atmosphere to put it into."

- Werner Kurz; Ecologist

-The Priceless Work of Others- These books have helped open my eyes:

  • A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING - B. Bryson : A thorough history of how we came to be and what we've accomplished on the way
  • AFFLUENZA - De Graaf, Wann, & Naylor : Identifying and giving facts to combat the epidemic of over-consumption
  • BOUND FOR CANAAN - F. M. Bordewich : A complete history of the Underground Railroad
  • FATAL HARVEST - A. Kimbrell : Everything you need to know about where and how our food is grown; the worst aspects of it and also how to be sustainable.
  • HIGH TIDE - M. Lynas : An endearing look at the changing climate, it's causes, and our options
  • NEW INTERNATIONALIST Magazine - The ugly truths of global current events. In other words: The REAL news.
  • THE CARBON WAR - J. Leggett : An insiders view of the methods and madness of oil/coal conglomerates
  • THE DISCOVERY of GLOBAL WARMING - S.R. Weart : An in-depth history of the people and events that have led the way to understand climate change and ultimately sound an alarm.
  • THE EMPTY TANK - J. Leggett : The emergency and evolution of the energy crisis we face
  • THE POST PETROLEUM SURVIVAL GUIDE & COOKBOOK - A. Bates : A complete study of oil dependency & how and why to change
  • THE QUIET LIMIT OF THE WORLD - W. Grady : A thoughtful and informative ride through the arctic where you'll be overwhelmed with the pollution that has already taken place half a century ago
  • THE THREAT AT HOME - S. Shulman : A disturbing look at the legacy of environmental poisoning by the US military
  • UNDERMINING SCIENCE - S. Shulman : A detailed account of the dis-information used by the Bush administration