GREG'S LEGACY

Specialising in the human experience of Living with prostate cancer – warts and all

New World Order News – 02/03/2009

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An Orderly Revolution is the way to go

An Orderly Revolution is the way to go

The change we need

The New World Order is not just about money.  Social engineering will be required to bring about changes to build a sustainable lifestyle.

  • Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population.

  • COMMENT:

    The world cannot reach sustainability until we reduce global population levels to a level that can be sustained.

    • “I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table. We have all these big issues that everybody is looking at and then you don’t really hear anyone say the “p” word.”
      • The biggest problem facing global resolution of problems such as climate change, peak oil, and many more is the fact that population control is not working.Population increases in a geometric progression whilst the supply of infrastructure, food, and resource harvesting is linear and cannot keep up with the rapid rise in the number of people.
        All resources are finite whilst population is only limited by starvation when we cannot grow the food fast enough to feed the people.Very few countries are prepared to deal with the problem as China has done. Just imagine the consequences today if China had not introduced population control half a century ago. – post by gnaylor
  • The White House announced the review on Friday after business groups, politicians and trade unions from around the world condemned its proposed ban on the use of foreign steel and iron in major American infrastructure projects funded by Obama’s stimulus package.

    • Crean is due to raise Australia’s concerns about the planned ban on foreign steel when he meets acting US Trade Representative Peter Allgeier at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine resort town of Davos on Saturday.
      • So what of protectionism? It would certainly damage Australia’s trade with the loss of the steel sales. But this is not about the steel, this is about the survival of the US steel industry in these times.
        England is also against protectionism but, at the same time, they face riots and turmoil because of Italian workers taking English jobs in England.
        Which does the more damage? – post by gnaylor
  • The analysis suggested biodegradable waste could be used to make biomethane to be injected into the gas grid, which would help achieve targets to source 15 per cent of all energy from renewables by 2020

    • The study by Ernst and Young for National Grid also said that in the longer term, biogas could be used to provide up to half the country’s domestic gas heating.
      • They say the Poms are full of sh*t! – well biogas is the most personal contribution that a population can make to the environment and it appears that it can be a major source of heating energy.Remember the kerfuffle over recycling sewage water into drinking water. As the population increases, not utilising human waste is out of the question. Sustainability depends on it. – post by gnaylor
  • “What we need is a completely new global political and economic settlement,” Mr Keating told the ABC’s Lateline program tonight.

    “The G7 is made up of debtor countries, countries like the United States, Britain, France, Italy – these are all borrowers.

    “There’s no surplus countries in that, and if you look at the structure of the IMF, the Chinese get 3.7 per cent of the vote. The Indians get 1.9 (per cent). The Americans and the Europeans get 51 per cent.

    • “There is just no way the Chinese communist government is going to hand over control of their currency and their political fortunes to a Washington-based, US Treasury-run institution, so unless there is going to be a totally new settlement … we are not going to get out of this.”
      • Paul Keating, the man who restructured the Australian economy by floating the dollar against a basket of currencies, is the firat commentator I have heard who has recognised that the solution will not come from the ‘free market economies’ trading their way out.
        There is valid opposition from both the European and the Asian economic systems and they are not in amood to let those who broke it, to fix it. There must be a new structture. – post by gnaylor
    • “We’ll be spending $500,000 to improve the cycle route over the Tasman bridge by removing all the impediments, fire hydrants and overhead gantry also providing better ramp access at either end of the bridge,” he said.

      “We believe this can take hundreds of cars off the bridge a day.”

      • As world trade twists and turns through the economic recovery, we can expect oil supplies to become more fragile and costly. Moves such as this really do take hundreds of cars off the road – post by gnaylor
  • Comment: Could this be a forewarning of a ‘Zero Tolerance’ law and order approach as governments intrude further into daily living?

    • AN 18-year-old girl with no prior criminal history has been jailed for writing her nickname on the wall of a Sydney cafe.

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Written by Greg Naylor

3 February 2009 at 12:30 pm

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  1. All resources are finite

    Most are renewable, Greg. Water is, as you’ve pointed out. As for curbing population growth via limiting children to 2 per couple, that’s what Australia has been averaging (or thereabouts) for about 20 or 30 years. The only problem exists in 3rd world countries. Mass sterilisation might be a better cure there!

    What strikes me about this debate is that so much of it seems to be based on fear. There also seems to be a melding of the ‘climate change’ and ‘financial crisis’ issues into one big issue when, in reality, the two are unrelated in every sense of the word. One has to do with the natural elements of the earth, the air and the water, while the other is a superficial crisis involving the thing we call money.

    Incidentally, the money hasn’t ‘gone away’, it’s still sitting there, only in different hands. They’re just waiting for the right environment in which to invest. My guess is we’ll start to see normality returning to the credit markets later this year. It has to – those with the money are not going to put up with zero returns for very long.

    New world order? Well, whatever it is it’ll work much the same way as the old one did. Different players, but same game.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    3 February 2009 at 2:16 pm

  2. The biggest problem of all is over population. It has reached the point where the available resources for sustainability can no longer be supplied in time at a cost that is affordable by the masses.

    To my mind, global warming is a sub-set of over population. Blind Freddy can see that if the rate of consumption continues to grow, it will become more difficult to keep supply up to demand.

    Governments are scared to confront over population as it opens up specter of mass sterilization or worse. It is far more convenient to deal in terms of global warming etc.

    As to the New World Order … In my terminally diseased situation, I regret that I will not be around to see how the world turns out after the inevitable breakdown of its systems. Maybe I am wishing it on but I really do see positive signs coming out of the rebuilding of the global economy.

    Greg Naylor

    3 February 2009 at 3:47 pm

  3. Hi Greg Maybe a population explosion and over immigration in some areas of Australia is stressing our economy too, driving up realestate prices, and making it so difficult for our children to buy a house, that they have to move States.
    Do you know that the Glaciers in NZ are growing, not melting away like we have been led to believe. So much for global warming.
    I see your health improving all the time, keep on keeping on and win this horrid race and you might see it through and darn well win. Then you might see an improvement in the world situation. Look at China, they have limited their families to 1 child only. Hasn’t stopped it being in economic stress.
    Dianne

    Dianne

    3 February 2009 at 10:15 pm

  4. Of course it is Dianne, just look at the lack of infrastructure in transport, hospitals and education. The population has outgrown the available facilities and, yes, we should restrict immigration until the infrastructure is there to cope with the extra people … and, fat chance of that!

    I also see Britain in the grip of the heaviest snow for a century – but ships ARE navigating the north West Passage for the first time ever.

    What a bonus that would be – to live long enough to see a New World Order bring the world back on to a sustainable basis.

    Greg Naylor

    3 February 2009 at 11:04 pm

  5. What’s ‘stressing the economy’ in rural regions is under-population. I see Wang is to get a new Bunnings store, which is good news for them and further proof that embarking on a growth policy helps to sustain local communities, whereas adopting a ‘no growth’ policy actually leads to hardships and lack of support from Government. Case in point being over here in Alpine where we seem to think we can and should just ‘keep things as they are’ and we tend to oppose even such things as a new supermarket.

    Well, the retrogrades might be winning, by the look of it. The Woolworths site in Bright has come to a grinding halt and I very much doubt they’ll go ahead. Meanwhile the Alpine council is continually overlooked for infrastructure funding … mainly because it doesn’t actively seek any. This area is dying through blinkered, ‘anti-population growth’ thinking, Greg. It’s living proof that the ‘let’s keep the population down’ theorists are so short-sighted (and mean spirited) that they’ll end up causing their own demise.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    4 February 2009 at 12:52 pm


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