March 01, 2008
Help Save The Earth!
You may have seen a lot of applications on places like Facebook and MySpace, which promise to save the rainforests and stop global warming every time you click the mouse on their button.
I want to get in the act, because I care too. So here it is, save the earth, the Annika's Journal way. The more you click, the more you help save the earth.
CLICK HERE TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH
Thanks for helping to save the earth. If we all work together, we can do it. For instance if ten thousand people clicked on that button this month it could actually help save the earth something like ten thousand times faster than normal earth saving methods would. If ten
billion people clicked on that button, we might have so much earth savingness, that we could build another earth or planet or whatever. Which is pretty amazing if you think about it, and makes me feel real good about myself and how I'm doing my part and all.
Posted by annika, Mar. 1, 2008 |
Pithy and/or Lame Thoughts
EARTH FIRST! We'll mine the other planets later.
Sean Connery recently started up his own eco-website to spearhead his new "Shave the Earth" campaign.
Kevin, you little weirdo.
Crawl back under yuor rock.
Woohoo! I just saved the earth!
Woohoo! I just saved it again!
Ok. I'm tired now. Someone else save the Earth. I've done enough.
The girl tries to be serious and you mock her.
Watch it. She has lots of friends.
Is that Chinese? I'm half-Korean, you little weirdo.
You wanna wrightuh eenuh duh KOHreeuhn ack-sentuh, you happ-uh too DOO RIKE-uh DEESSE!
IM Korean & I8 Ur K9
throw me a frickin' bone, will ya'?
'type="submit" name="Save the earth" value="Save the earth"'
You could even do a 'value="reduce man-bear-pig"' as a follow up!
Yes, clicking little buttons don't help.
And the purpose is not really to save the Earth, it's to preserve a habitat that will support human civilization while not creating a 6th mass extinction...whoops, too late....
With grain crops in their 6th year of failing to meet consumption, grain stockpiles are at a 34 year low. I don't need to tell you that fresh water is an increasingly rare commodity.
And don't be surprised if
oil hits $200 in the next 3 years; don't expect much of an economy, regardless of who's in office.
There's more, like the unfolding
North American natural gas crisis, which is the feedstock for nitrogen fertilizer production - over 50% of which is now imported - , the cornerstone of electrical grid stability, and the home heating fuel for 52% of American homes, but that'll do for starters...
The Earth will be here long after humanity has brought on self-inflicted overshoot, it will just be a tad trashy until the aftereffects of humanity are subsumed again.
It's always entertaining to get the Malthusian slant. It just reminds me of the punchline, "Don't fuck with Uncle Mike when he's been drinking." Don't fuck with the USofA. Nothing unites us more than hardship. Like the man said, "We'll put a boot in your ass. It's the American way."
Funny you should mention Malthus and odd references to boots, perhaps
you've been drinking....
From the Financial Times (hardly a hippy hangout...)
February has been the month for revisiting old and unpleasant economic concepts. Last week, financial markets experienced that 1970s feeling, as a combination of rising inflation and unemployment in the US triggered unwelcome memories of the decade of stagflation that ended the postwar golden age and the Keynesian consensus. Then came this week's report that the United Nations' world food programme might have to ration food aid. Set against a backdrop of rising food prices worldwide - global food prices have now risen by more than 75 per cent since their lows of 2000, jumping more than 20 per cent in 2007 alone - the news revived fears from a much earlier era, conjuring up the Reverend Thomas Malthus.
Soaring food prices have also revived some more contemporary worries. When China's annual inflation rate spiked to an 11-year high in January on the back of an 18 per cent increase in food prices, China-watchers found themselves casting their minds back to the food price rises of 1988 and the social disturbances, protests and civil unrest that followed. Inflation is often cited as one of the factors behind the major demonstrations in 1989.
I'm always amazed at the quantity of supposedly educated people who reference Malthus, and get him exactly wrong. I had a professor, business type, who fell into that category, simply amazing. I guess they hear "shortages", and run with it.
Malthus didn't say that we'd have shortages created by governmental policies. He said that we'd have shortages created by the population outgrowing our ability to produce. That's just not the case. We have the ability to produce, if only we could remove the heavy hand of the GOS-plan types, and the enviro-loons, from the tiller that guides this big blue marble. Alas, that usually takes a revolution.
I didn't say "Crawl back under your ROK", I said under your "rock".
But, do whatever turns you on, you weirdo. We just don't want to know about it.
I want to know about it. I like Kevin. He's a funny and talented mofo. Now you on the other hand... clearly an acquired taste.
Casca, for what it's worth, I read Shelly as simply busting my balls in a friendly manner. He and I have had amicable exchanges in the past.
Shelly: the things that turn me on are
here. I keep all that safely away from this fine-smelling blog.
Some cry over a harsh word. I didn't want you to wander away because Shelly had crushed your spirit. You'll need all your strength to fight off thw werewolves as you cross middle America.
> That's just not the case. We have the ability to produce, if only we could remove the heavy hand of the GOS-plan types, and the enviro-loons, from the tiller that guides this big blue marble. Alas, that usually takes a revolution.
Bush and the Republicans have a had a free hand over the last 6 years, even appointing a Monsanto exec to head the USDA. In that time, agricultural production in the US dropped. Surprised?
"The agricultural trade surplus, projected to be $3.5 billion, is at its lowest level in 19
years." --2006 data
Wheat went from over 2.2 billion bushels in 1999 down below 1.9 billion bushels in 2006.
All beans went from 33,146 thousand hundredweight in 1999 to 24,247 thousand hundredweight in 2006.
Even the cattle inventory went from 2,281.1 thousand head in 1999 to 2,262.8 thousand head in 2006.
The land of surpluses is experiencing a dramatic drop in food output. And the shift to ethanol is creating a food shortfall, with food stockpiles at a 34 year low. You can rant about old arguments against Malthus, but current economists are now dusting off his concept;
Rant? Who's ranting? Lol, go find a mirror. You fail to grasp the nut of the argument. Malthus said we wouldn't be able to produce enough. We can. There may be shortages, but they are caused by government, and dysfunctional markets, usually caused by government. It's not because we don't have the ability to produce. Ethanol is a crime. Arrest the loons, and hang the congressfucks who wrote the law.
Blaming Bush hardly answers the mail. It wouldn't matter who the head of the USDA was. We have fewer US cattle in production because of that union-thug bogeyman NAFTA. It so happens that the Canucks raise steers more cheaply than we do. So meat is in surplus, and excessively cheap.
Here's short overview from someone in the business;
"People and livestock are consuming more grain than ever, draining world inventories and increasing the likelihood of shortages, Doyle said yesterday in an interview on Bloomberg Television. Global grain stockpiles fell to about 53 days of supply last year, the lowest level since record-keeping began in 1960, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture."
>There may be shortages, but they are caused by government...
Some people blame governments for any ailment, and you certainly fit that stereotype. Of course, Bush has been promoting ethanol, so I suppose you feel the same way about him.
> meat is in surplus, and excessively cheap.
Are you aware of
trends in cattle futures? Been to the store lately? Do you think high grain prices have no effect on feedlot cattle prices?
Of course they do. Markets are cyclical.
Will, you remind me of a lot of the people with whom I work, absolutely zero retention. Go back and read what I've written, then take a pill, or vice versa.
You continue to provide deflective and canned non-responses, so I'll leave it at that. Look at the data provided if you ever want to come out of your bubble.
And you boyo are a tedious ass, wrapped so tightly in your worldview that no light gets in.
Oh, down to pointless jabs in an attempt to look witty? Ok, I join in the pointlessness, "You are so incredibly dense that light bends around you." A favorite one from my physics days.
Your own jab would poke you in the face if you held it up to a mirror.
LMAO, OMG, ya got me. Now go away.
You certainly KNEW the moonbattery would be in rare form for the whole delicious Spitzer meltdown!
the Emporer Club was a Bushco fake Fed front company like Brewster Jennings was, you know, a fake company to lure in those they want to persecute
“Look at the birdie! Nice birdie! What a pretty birdie! Come here birdie! Make the American people look over there birdie!!!”, cried the Bush Regime once again to divert Americans away from their own criminal cover ups
Some of the Wall Street Robber Barons finally called in markers from Bushco.
A U.S. Attorney did what he was told by Abu Ali Gonzales and Cheney, so he wouldn’t get canned with the rest of them
At least my Spitzer was boinking a woman instead of a boy or propositioning some undercover male police officer like so many reptilicans seem to do
> "Markets are cyclical."
It's time for some AI posting around here. Are Simon and I the only ones who'd like to choke the shit out of Paula, and dump her ass out in the desert?
Actually, I'd rather f*** the shit out of Paula, spank her ass, and take a dump out in the desert.
But then again, I'd be glad to choke the shit out of Simon and dump his ass out in the desert.
Yes, but you've been disconnected from reality for years.
Wuhoh, looks like Radical Redneck needs your services: http://startelegram.typepad.com/sky_talk/2008/03/woman-files-law.html
"There's something about Mary" on an airplane.
OMG. Call Homeland Security.
Years ago, on a flight to Amsterdam, my wife got bored and decided to join the Mile High Club. It was dark and there were three seats across and we had but two of them. Just about the crucial time, she shifted and the blanket exposed her (and me) to the lady next to us sitting by the window. Did she call the stewardess? Hell no.
She took out her bible and began to pray.
I was laughing so hard I couldn't finish.
I don't want to dieeeeeeee. And I agree with Will.
All of us need to get off our lazy asses and help, but how?
The world is filled with billions and billions of people!
How do we get them to all listen?
Look what you've been up to while I was off blogs and beef for Lent! Saving the Earth, pointless yet humorous arguing...Who's Malthus? Was that Russell Crowe's sidekick in "Gladiator"? So much for my liberal arts education! I'm still not convinced the Earth needs saving as much as we're hearing, but my kids are completely brainwashed by the school on that score.
Oh, that lady was just reading Song of Solomon and praying something similar might happen to her someday.
>The world is filled with billions and billions of people! How do we get them to all listen?
Start with yourself first, then share what you've done with friends, family, and neighbors. Or start a blog...