Posted by: nativeiowan | March 5, 2011

Blustery Sunday morning

Blustery Sunday morning. Not cold enough for a jacket but cool enough to be brisk. Gusts of wind blow through the house. It was in the mid 30s (C – mid 90s F) all week. Every window and door is open. So the house, today, has a “fall-feeling” in the air.

Queensland has been hit by numerous unseasonably severe weather conditions over the past few months. From rain to floods to more rain and more floods to kick arse cyclones… Luckily Queensland’s is a rugged lady, she’s a biker chick, a bad-assed bitch… She can take it.

But can Anna Bligh or Julia Gillard?  Both are class-act bitches but will they be tough enough in the long run?

Our buddy Obama and the clowns who are the supposed “leaders” of the free world are sure having a hard time making any decisions per our wacked out leader, Mr. Gaddafi.  So sad.

The youth of the third world are on a roll… imagine, so many people tasting freedom of speech and action, for the first time. Amazing.

Some thoughts and research projects for the coming week…

Who knows of the Fabians?

The Fabian Society is a British socialist movement, whose purpose is to advance the principles ofdemocratic socialism via gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary, means. It is best known for its initial ground-breaking work beginning late in the 19th century and continuing up to World War I. The society laid many of the foundations of the Labour Party and subsequently affected the policies of states emerging from the decolonisation of the British Empire, especially India.

Today, the society is a vanguard think tank of the New Labour movement. It is one of 15 socialist societies affiliated with the Labour Party. Similar societies exist in Australia (the Australian Fabian Society), Canada (the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation and in the past the League for Social Reconstruction) and New Zealand.

Had a discussion with a friend last week who is seeing the fruit from the Fabian tree ripening.

Of dinosaurs and thunder storms… A blog posting from our science guru, W.E., very much worth the read… http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/03/02/in-which-i-talk-to-the-thunderstorms/

Poverty and the Sore Lo Solomoni blog… I know I am behind here but, some interesting (and poorly quoted stats… ) but :

  • one/ seventh of the world’s population is under nourished
  • one/ seventh of the world’s population is overweight
  • twice as many people will use the internet today than are either overweight or starving
  • the world will spend 6 billions dollars on education today
  • the world will spend 3 billion dollars on war today
  • we lose 3 million hectares of land each year to deforestation and land-loss due to soil erosion
  • over one/ seventh of the world’s population do not have access to clean water

I note that twice as many people use the internet than do not have access to clean water.

Check this site out for cool and quick stats… http://www.worldometers.info/

So such it is for Sunday morning… May roll up in one of grandma’s afghans and watch TV… The “fall –feeling” is down to 21 c…

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