Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Water Shortages Worse Than Ever

While most Canadians and Americans don't think or care much about the water they use, 1,200,000,000 people are in dire need of water, according to the UN. People flush away their "waste" without thinking about all the water used...nor the alternatives. Composting toilets use little or no water.

But the main users of water are industry - both industrial agriculture and other types of industry. Oil extraction and fracking use massive amounts too - another reason to not drive and to work toward more sustain-able forms of transportation. Growing your own food, or buying local and especially organic food makes a big difference.

Any talk of the population explosion must take seriously this precious "resource".  A film to take seriously is How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth? A clear distinction must be made between those who use hardly any resources/energy and the "fat cats" of developed countries. For example, the earth could sustain 15 billion people if we lived like those who use few resources. But it can only sustain 1 billion of good consumer citizens of North America.

Shame that many supposed "Christians" live in North America and proudly proclaim concepts like "loving your neighbour" close to their hearts. Yet, from their act-i-ons, do more to harm their neighbours than helping them! Well, the 2,000,000 dead Iraqis may slightly disagree with me.

The extensive droughts recently should make us think and change our way of farming and living. Soaring food prices have been and will be a reality. Many poor countries, especially in Africa are essentially being bought to grow food for the rich "developed" countries. We need to heed the call and warnings. No one can deny the damage done to the earth [including people] by unfettered capitalism and consumption. It is time to stop being greedy and think about others who have little or nothing.

Fortunately this winter has provided a fair bit of precipitation as evidenced in this pic. See here for more.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Right To Exploit

Our culture thinks and operates
on an unexamined 
self assured
to exploit
everything and everyone.
Why would you
think about the effects 
of your actions on others [humans and non-humans]?

Last week an American cop killed his mother in law, wife and 2 daughters. Then he killed himself. Otherwise he may have just been charged with a misdemeanor. The judge says tissue wounds don't matter. Broken bones perhaps do. Rape, kidnapping, ...not so bad. But a broken bone...More...

What kind of country/world allows/sactions violence against women or anyone. But when violent sports are glorified, war is glorified and unquestioned, police are given ultimate authority [in Ontario, cities must give them whatever their budget demands], ...what can we expect?!

Everything/one are only valued if they produce something for me - if I profit = capitalism. Who needs air, the poor, water, ...if no one is making money from them - they are use-less. Wipe out regulations to protect them [=us] - is the cry of conservatives in Harper's government and the U.S. 

When will we take control of our countries? 

Friday, 17 January 2014

How Have You Defiled The Land?

"I brought you into a fertile land
to eat its fruit and rich produce.
But you came and defiled my land
and made my inheritance detestable."
- Jeremiah 2 [NIV]
Click here for more

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Biking For Transportation: Seeing, Smelling, Feeling - Experiencing

When you bike for transportation you can really experience the world a-round you. You get to see things you wouldn't notice [like anything other than the car in front of you!], smell things like flowers, feel the world you are part of...It also allows you to stop easily and take pictures to share with others so they can experience it a little [not the same as be-ing there, of course].

And, of course, riding for transportation means you aren't polluting, saving lots of money, getting/staying in shape and not contributing to wars for oil, the 'tar sands', etc. Enough reasons?

And here's one of the few great images...see here for more:

Friday, 10 January 2014


The wonders of creation never cease. May we be thank-full we have eyes to see, ears to hear...food...

More ice pics

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Climate Change Is Real And Extreme Weather Is Evidence

Good thing Donald Trump's hair trumps the legitimacy of what he says! Oh yes, cold weather proves global warming isn't real. Just check the heat in Australia and the massive heat waves and droughts the last 10 years! Localized temperatures for a few days have little significance.

But Fox news and the like will take any opportunity to deny what almost all [95%] scientist agree on - climate change is real. No peer reviewed journals contradict this! Only stupid - yes, stupid and self interested TV people [not real journalists] and heads of large polluting corporations deny the fact[s]. Why? Vested interests!

The greedy continue to push for domination of nature, their fellow humans...resources, money, status, wealth is at stake. Mean-while many already are effected by massive droughts. From the Masai of Africa to farmers in North America, crops and animals have been devastated!

We need to change NOW - or there will not be enough water, land, food. The "first world" uses most of the resources. Yet people stubbornly and greedily refuse to listen/change. Let love for our fellow creatures guide us - not self-ishness.

Here's a beautiful pic from the recent cold - see any likeness to "real" things? See also here for more pics:

Monday, 6 January 2014


The evaporating
gets stopped 
by the cold 

of beauty:

Friday, 3 January 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Ice, No Power And Beauty

While losing power may be an issue to some...the beauty of the ice on EVERYthing is fab! And as the ice melted it created big bangs and gentle clanging sounds.It's all about perspective. We can either bitch about the weather or en-joy it. Your choice.

It's especially "odd" that religious folks that believe that God created the earth and, hence, the weather - complain and thereby insult the Creator. For apparently God "blesses" the obedient with rain and good crops. Oops...a little different than sun and beaches for rain haters. But beaches don't provide food or water to drink!

Check out here for more wonder-full pics..