compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
of Buckminster Fuller’s THINK WIDER [≡] THINK TRIM TAB
TRANSITION towards an establishment of a…
by way of ACTING TO EASE OTHERS’ SUFFERING through
COMPASSION • …Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on January 20, 2022 at 13:00
My soul-mate Linnie and I have been happily married since the biologist Paul Ehrlich came to public attention in 1968 with the publication of his book, The Population Bomb. Worries about the potential problems of a soaring global population had boiled and cooled over previous decades. And the issue had become so enmeshed with political decisions that many just wished to ignore it. The warnings of Thomas Malthus, the eighteenth century writer who had had such influence on many thinkers on the problems of uncontrolled population growth, had slipped into the background. But with the current surge in commodity prices around the world the issue of the size of the population is once more rapidly moving up the global agenda. And it is interesting to see this 50-year-old plus perspective.
These four words conceal a contentious problem.
Obviously no one owns it in the way that they might own
a book about the past. Owning objects from the past can
certainly be contentious, as the Elgin Marbles reveal. But
there was a real past, in which real people lived – a few
Woke activists, take note • THERE [IS] NO public appetite for erasing British history
NEVER FORGETTING that HISTORY [IS] WHAT HAPPENED • and because of that NOTHING can be done to CHANGE [IT] but [ONE] can utilise those icons of the past, with a TRULY OPEN MIND to …Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on January 7, 2022 at 11:00
The triangular pyramid model THE MODEL would be based on the principles of
responsibilities and rights, in accordance with the integral values of SDi, and
the MeshWORKS which would pertain within and throughout the infinitely
PROCESS of establishing "the focus" for a collective mindset of support for an
EMPATHIC CIVILISATION on a GLOBAL SCALE, could thus be created by the
implementation of the FUNCTIONALLY DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION TEMPLATE of …Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on December 27, 2021 at 13:30
Never forgetting that a Boeing 707, El Al Flight 426
en route from Rome to Tel Aviv, was hijacked and flown
to Algeria – the first and only successful hijacking of
crew of 10.
The reality however of the global situation with which the nations of our species - individually and collectively - have been faced since the night, over 40 years ago, when I was then being interviewed by the Special Branch in the context of the…Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on December 19, 2021 at 12:00
TOGETHER as [ONE] • COP26: CLIMATE DEAL SOUNDS
THE DEATH KNELL FOR COAL POWER - Boris Johnson
For every day that passes, this conclusion receives further confirmation • "The ruling classes of this world are constitutionally incapable of responding to the catastrophe in any other way than by expediting it. Unfortunately, COP26 did not produce any compelling reasons to revise that conclusion. Less than a week after the end of the summit, the Biden administration held the largest federal offshore drilling auction in US history.
“The administration has more than sufficient authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to cancel this lease sale.”
There is little to suggest that any other government signing the Glasgow Pact will behave differently.
LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD…Continue
At first mention, you may think the metaverse sounds like a fantasy world in the latest futuristic Hollywood blockbuster, and truth be told you are not wrong.
The term was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash, in which he described a virtual reality-based successor to the internet.
A few decades later, the 2011 dystopian science fiction novel Ready Player One,by Ernest Cline, also centred around a metaverse called the OASIS, which is accessed with a virtual reality headset and wired gloves to escape a world crumbling by an energy crisis.
ALL of which I would most indefatigably suggest, requires A CHANGE of THINKING
Fast forward to today, and the metaverse is now a hot buzzword in Silicon Valley. It is also tied to the development of Web 3.0, which some believe will be the next chapter of the internet’s existence.…
responsible for implementing the anti-corruption strategy, is John Penrose MP. He is the husband of Baroness Dido Harding – head of the Test and Trace programme. But the intersection of public sector appointments and political party donations has not only been witnessed in relation to the pandemic.
The Byline Intelligence Team has calculated that a quarter of top Conservative donors – those who have donated more than £100,000 to the party – have received a title or a peerage. Of the Conservative Party’s 20 biggest donors since 2010 – those donating more than £1.5 million – 55% (11) have received an honour or a title. Ten were given these perks in the past decade.
A more recent trend, and one catalogued extensively by Byline Times, has been a concerted attempt to appoint Conservative-leaning figures to public bodies. One former Government official …Continue
"James Lovelock will go down in history as the scientist who changed our view of the Earth from a barren rock covered with a thin coating of life to a self-organising system that in many ways resembles a single organism. Following a conversation with the novelist William Golding, Lovelock named this self-regulating system after the Greek earth goddess Gaia. Viewed with suspicion by Darwinian fundamentalists, Gaia theory is now widely accepted and used in scientific disciplines. Its implication is that humanity is part of a much larger system that it cannot control, still less master. The Earth's self-regulating processes impose limits on human ambitions, and if humanity acts to destabilise the system, the Earth will readjust in ways that show no regard for human welfare."
In The Revenge of Gaia - the most important book ever to be published on the environmental crisis - Lovelock applies Gaia theory to climate change. Using the latest scientific findings, he concludes that an abrupt and radical climatic shift is unavoidable. Global heating - as he prefers to describe it…
Posted by Michael Grove on November 8, 2021 at 10:30
1. These files are in the recommended reading order for a very good reason.2. In The Milk Is White read from the very first page viz. the title page.3. Most, perhaps all, questions that arise in the…Continue
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