This short video is about a tree in Western Australia but it could be a tree in your back yard.
I really like what these guys are doing.
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Here’s a sample, hot hot hot
And while we are at it, check this out from Desert Pea Media http://desertpeamedia.wordpress.com/
I thought long and hard on whether to share this terrible video with you and have decided it is not something that I can turn away from. In the oft quoted words of Edmund Burke “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.
It is not an easy thing to watch but I think it is important for us to see this sort of thing so that we can reflect on who we are and what we do as members of the human family.
If you decide to watch the video, I warn you that it will stay with you for a long time particularly if you are a meat eater as I am.
I understand the need to cull herds following outbreaks of foot and mouth disease but I cannot reconcile this understanding with the barbarity shown here.
What I know is that scenes like this are a direct result of my, and so many others like me, addiction to meat. I fear that one day all of us will come to rue our callous disregard for the creatures with which we share the planet.
You can go here to sign a petition asking the South Korean government to kill these animals humanely, but the best thing any of us can do to prevent this happening in the future is to cut out or, at the very least, cut down on our consumption of meat.
A time for reflection.
I am disgusted and very very angry about this. It makes me ashamed to live in this state.
I have written to the Premier to express my disgust. If you also feel the need to vent, the Premiers email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
“Privacy advocates are raising further concerns about the use of personal information from social media sites. They say the practice known as “sentiment analysis” or “sentiment mining” may not be illegal but it is often unethical because people are unaware it is happening.”
For those of us who spend time on Facebook I think this article is definately worth having a closer look at.
Read the full article at http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/26/2937709.htm?section=justin
Here’s a great video produced by The Australian Youth Climate Coalition http://www.aycc.org.au/
Anyone who did Reinventing Australia last semester might recognise Braden Hill who gave a talk on indigenous issues in one of our lectures.
This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?
Well worth checking out and disseminating.
Use this poll to tell world leaders what you want to happen at Copenhagen. Here is a link to an ABC story about the poll http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/12/04/2762044.htm
Here is a link to the poll http://exultant.net.au/copenhagen_poll.html
Tell your friends to vote!