Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sunday, 12 December 2010

World's Poorest Nations See A Glimmer Of Hope

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53598

World GDP Growth/Renewable Energy

Contribution To World GDP Growth

When the developed countries’ economies contribution to world GDP shrank in 2009, the developing economies managed to eke out a small net positive contribution. And they are projected to take on slightly more than 50% in the next few years.

Increasing oil prices makes renewable energy more attractive which in turn will reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, in turn reducing existing global damage to the Environment.

List Of Countries By GDP Per Capita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28PPP%29_per_capita

As well as African countries, Nicaragua and Haiti are also extremely poor.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010

CRACK

http://archive.student.bmj.com/issues/04/03/life/124.php - If this organsiation is supported by any Government financially or otherwise; it could be seen as a form of ethnic cleansing.

A moderate approach to drug use which is direct (i.e. prevents the problem without 'casualties' - in this case arguably being the unborn child) should be a viable alternative.

Such schemes become attractive in times of financial hardship.

Monday, 2 August 2010

The Wisdom Of Poo

Winnie The Poo & Taoism (Form Of Eastern Philosophy)

http://www.just-pooh.com/tao.html

Friday, 23 July 2010

Monday, 21 June 2010

Trees

The many types of forests are designated by their distance from the equator and their altitude. Forests fall into the following major categories: tropical rainforests, sub-tropical forests, Mediterranean forests, temperate forests, coniferous forests and montane forests. The type of forest is determined by the types of trees that grow there. 

The trees in forests are mainly used to create fuel and paper. About half of the wood harvested from forests around the world is used for heating homes and other buildings. Forests are so important to the economy around the world that they are usually managed by local or national governments to prevent illegal logging, accidental fires or other destructive activities.

Forests are an ecosystem composed of trees, plants, animals, soil, and various microorganisms. Forests cover about 30% of the earth's surface. Forests grow in all types of landscapes including both salt and fresh water areas. In fact, some forests are located on moving glaciers.

The full size chart and map below are courtesy of the US National Arboretum. Visit http://www.usna.usda.gov for more information.

Plant Hardiness Zone Maps for the United States and Canada

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Monday, 12 April 2010

Friday, 26 February 2010

U.K. Falklands Oil Mining Sparks Argentina Dispute February 2010

Click here for original story.
"Goose Green" Memorial To The 1982 War





A Brief History Of The Anglo-Falklands Dispute
Argentina, or United Provinces of Rio De La Plata inherited Spain's rights of doctrine under Uti Possidetis Juris (a.) and The Succession Of States, so that it exercised eminent domain until 1810.
Spain, recognizing Argentina's independence, explicitly assigned these rights and agreed with the Argentinean people that they expire on May 25th, 1810.

On December 15th, 1823 the United Kingdom recognized the United Provinces as owners of The Falkland Islands by signing the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation.

The dispute began with a disagreement between Britain and Argentina over the date of signing. The conflict then continued as a disagreement between the Argentineans and the United Provinces of Rio De La Plata over the ownership of The Falkland Islands. The outcome was that The United Provinces of Rio De La Plata were considered a provisional owner only of The Falkland Islands by Britain.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Hidden Knowledge

Hidden knowledge video.

Bible code:

Knight's code of honour. All code of honour rules combine to make the rule, honour.
The missing (but what should always be included) rule is hope.

  • To fear God and maintain His Church

  • To serve the liege lord in valour and faith

  • To protect the weak and defenceless

  • To give succour to widows and orphans

  • To refrain from the wanton giving of offence

  • To live by honour and for glory

  • To despise pecuniary reward

  • To fight for the welfare of all

  • To obey those placed in authority

  • To guard the honour of fellow knights

  • To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit

  • To keep faith

  • At all times to speak the truth

  • To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun

  • To respect the honour of women

  • Never to refuse a challenge from an equal

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Saturday, 23 January 2010

U.S. says wind could power 20 percent of eastern grid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wind energy could generate 20 percent of the electricity needed by households and businesses in the eastern half of the United States by 2024, but it would require up to $90 billion in investment, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

For the 20 percent wind scenario to work, billions must be spent on installing wind towers on land and sea and about 22,000 miles of new high-tech power lines to carry the electricity to cities, according to the study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

"Twenty percent wind is an ambitious goal," said David Corbus, the project manager for the study. "We can bring more wind power online, but if we don't have the proper infrastructure to move that power around, it's like buying a hybrid car and leaving it in the garage,"

The private sector cannot fund all the needed spending, so a big chunk would have to come from the federal government through programs such as loan guarantees, Corbus said.

The Obama administration is already dedicating billions of dollars to double the amount of electricity produced by wind and other renewables energy sources by January 2012.

The Interior Department will decide this spring whether to approve the Cape Wind project off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. That project, long delayed because of local opposition, would provide electricity to about 400,000 homes.

The amount of U.S. electricity generated by wind was up 29 percent during January-October of last year compared to the same period is 2008, according to the Energy Department.

Reaching the 20 percent threshold for wind by 2024 in the eastern electric grid would require 225,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity in the region, about a 10-fold increase from current levels, the study said.

One megawatt of electricity can provide power to about 1,000 homes.

Wind turbines would be scattered throughout the eastern grid, which extends from the Plains states to the Atlantic Coast and south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Most of the big wind farms would be concentrated off the Atlantic Coast in federal waters from Massachusetts to North Carolina and on land in Midwest states from North Dakota to Nebraska and into Kansas.

Many states already require utilities to produce a portion of their electricity from renewable energy sources, but a federal mandate covering all utilities nationwide would help create the 20 percent wind scenario, Corbus said.

Sen. Byron Dorgan said on Tuesday he thought the Senate would forgo dealing with climate change legislation this year after going through the contentious health care debate and instead focus on passing an energy bill that, in part, requires U.S. utilities to generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2021.

Jan 21, 2010