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Works at I'm so old, I can do whatever I want, mostly my time is spent looking for lost glasses, lost abilities, lost memories. I've tried my hand at filmmaking a road movie, which led to a job surfing and cleaning toilets. Then I tried primary school teaching. The job's fun but the wages suck. Swapped to security - keeping pirates away from commercial shipping entering Sydney harbour was stressful, but paid well. In between I was "eastern suburbs acupuncture". I was also "The Face Firm"...I could electronically tone up facial muscles. At one point in the energy rant I decided to upskill to Physiotherapy. I loved it. That let me work with some amazing people, helping them while being inspired by there stories. "Life's been good to me" is Joe Walsh's lyrics but my reality..
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There was a time in my life that I'd assume a coal mining executive was a planetary rapist and worthy of utter contempt.
Reading Ian Dunlop's view, and he was formerly
"an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chair of the Australian Coal Association and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a member of the Club of Rome." makes me think the world's a better place, but it's too late for words now.

Is it a sign of getting older that I wouldn't mind spending the day playing golf with him ?


 
The solution to the problems we face "represents the greatest development and investment opportunity we have ever seen in creating the low-carbon world. But it must be a 21st-century world focused on genuine sustainability and quality of life, not on rebooting the unsustainable 20th-century free-market version which has got us in to the current mess. We hear much rhetoric about "transition", "innovation", "jobs and growth" but no clarity on "transition to what?", "innovation to what end?" and "what sort of jobs and growth?". At present, policies of both the left and right are committed to delivering the latter world, not the former."

#sustainability   #lowcarbonfuture   #climatechange  
Why is nobody in authority talking about the issues which are really defining the future of this country?
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I've been writing to a Swedish lady over the last two days, telling her that an an Australian I have little knowledge of things Swedish, well apart from the movies on late night TV.
I thought all Swedish men were tall, blue steely eyed handsome guys that understood women, who were all blonde and attractive.
DAM !!
It seems that morons are everywhere.
 
Watch two idiot criminals burglarize a watch store in Sweden
Watch two idiot criminals burglarize a watch store in Sweden
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+Michael Ringland Hmn long story eh, the mind boggles.If it was an ozzie on his way home from the pub with his mate the mate would have walked over in his shorts singlet and thongs and taken the keys out of the bike before yelling somebody call the cops.
Bloody lazy foreigners he he.
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You may not find this in the "Naturopathic News", or other bullshit riddled non information presented in a manner non scientists can read, and not even understand how idiotic the article is ... rant ..rant...

Here's a view on potatoes, GM, and science.

The recently approved GMO potato offers some unique advantages, including better color and lower levels of acrylamide, which has been linked in some studies to cancer. Will the government require labeling because of it's 'substantially different' from non-GMO varieties?
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+Michael Ringland We produce more than we eat so we create our own seed stock which is also so far disease free although how long that will last while living in close proximity to a major highway while in a potato production area is open to conjecture.
This year i'm hoping to get back into gardening again so i have been collecting seed where i can from friends produce and any shortfall can be made up from Diggers heritage collection. Once established it becomes a self perpetuating garden which greatly reduces the risk of introduced diseases.
If you can also remember the words to some Kate Bush songs you will attain genius level in my hierarchy.
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Here's a story about a refugee who ended up in Australia.
I saw one of his patients who flew from the USA to be helped by him plus others walking up the hospital corridor.
Guess who I think is the better Australian ?

http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/the-astonishing-journey-of-surgeon-munjed-al-muderis-20140918-10iqce.html
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I'd consider it but then you have those damn funnel web spiders, venomous snakes and terror of terrors, drop bears so i think

I'll have to pass :)
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Do you know what's tough ?
Being OCD and having 4,999 followers.
(sigh).
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+Michael Ringland I think we all have it in some way shape or form .. I'd love everything in place .. but I then had kids .. LOL :)
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Australia, coal exporter to the world.
When will we learn ?
via +Wolfgang Linke 
 
Some serious "keep it in the ground" action in Germany. Over 4000 people shut down one of Europe’s largest lignite coal mines for over 48 hours. Great!

As an aside, I always feel weird when watching a demonstration, because I find it very hard to turn myself into a commercial for anything. In my youth, I couldn't even wear the T-shirt of my favorite rock group, because I'd feel embarrassed about my own showyness. Imagine how hard it is for me to join a demonstration and prance about, doing protesty things. I wasn't at this demo, but I was at another in Nuremberg a while back. Because I think this really must be done.
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If you take a vitamin supplement, for almost anything at all, you are mistaken in your belief that the supplement is
a) safe
b) tested
c) effective.

Here's some evidence you may not want to accept. 
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Either is good.
Just avoid Vitamin X(XXX)
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This was perhaps one of the biggest mistakes make by the Tony Abbott Australian Government.
Giving this brown-nosing moron a job as head of CSIRO may have satisfied Tony, but the (once) Great Barrier Reef destruction on his watch, his sacking of those who do the research (that's the R bit in CSIRO) means this moron does not, has not and never will understand basic science.

If we could go back and change this, the world would be a better place. 
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Just to remind us in the rest of the world that
either 'Merika is indeed moronic.
Or +Defina J is not representative of you'all.
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I don't trust politics. Based on the fact that the winner is the one whom convinces the most that they hold the right to govern, but the majority are those who believe in what Rupert Murdoch tells them to believe - we are governed by idiots, but most of us are moronic idiots in the first place.
The evidence is clearly there.
+Defina J is just one more example.
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I'd like to see "The Natural News" publish this story....
Scientific America did, but what would they know about GM Food ?

The National Academy of Sciences reaffirmed GMO safety and pointed to the potential for future improvements
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Dear +donald jones this question is answered in the article, and the references in the article, and in the thing called "scientific method'.
But, stick to your beliefs.
Don't trust science, the 'natural news' sounds right for you. Or, you could do some research yourself, but that's up to you.
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Opa's cant code because...well just because.
 
Funniest thing i have seen in ages :D
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There's a bunch of bullshit on the internet that keeps me amused,. But some is real, and this is about one guy challenging himself, and being successful.
If you have not come across Levi, and would like to be inspired by another human being, check him out.
WAY TO GO LEVI.
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  • I'm so old, I can do whatever I want, mostly my time is spent looking for lost glasses, lost abilities, lost memories. I've tried my hand at filmmaking a road movie, which led to a job surfing and cleaning toilets. Then I tried primary school teaching. The job's fun but the wages suck. Swapped to security - keeping pirates away from commercial shipping entering Sydney harbour was stressful, but paid well. In between I was "eastern suburbs acupuncture". I was also "The Face Firm"...I could electronically tone up facial muscles. At one point in the energy rant I decided to upskill to Physiotherapy. I loved it. That let me work with some amazing people, helping them while being inspired by there stories. "Life's been good to me" is Joe Walsh's lyrics but my reality..
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Evidence based medicine was my training, so was teaching kids to read. Now I'm old and happy. Don't pity me, I'm beyond pity.
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I am a father, husband, carer to some. I wish for world peace and a nice dinner. I drink too much red wine, enjoy making pasta, and growing my own vegetables I was a hippy about 40 years ago and still like making love, not war. If you post stuff about magical properties of healing, expect a rebuke. I might ask about religious opinion, but have no understanding of what it takes to believe, I'm strictly "evidence based"..and wonder why others are not.
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  • North Sydney Boys High, Armidale Teachers college, Acupuncture Colleges (Australia) Sydney university.
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