The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 6th August 2018

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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EDITORS NOTE: – By the way, here’s a list of shit that will get your comment dumped. Sexist language, homophobic language, racist language, anti-muslim hate, transphobic language, Chemtrails, 9/11 truthers, climate deniers, anti-fluoride fanatics, anti-vaxxer lunatics and ANYONE that links to fucking infowar.  

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5 Comments

  1. RED BUZZARD says:

    Not the corporate neo McCarthyist mainstream media :

    ‘The war of WikiLeaks, Assange & other outlets exposing the inner workings of power’

    https://www.rt.com/shows/on-contact/435140-wikileaks-assange-barrett-brown/

    “Barrett Brown, publisher and journalist, talks to Chris Hedges about the US government’s war on WikiLeaks, Assange, and other outlets exposing the inner workings of power.”

    …and

    ‘Corporate crime: Five biggest financial scams of all time’

    https://www.rt.com/business/435139-five-biggest-financial-scandals/

    “When it comes to big money there’s a whole lot of room for screw-ups, cover-ups and everything in between. The business world is no stranger to scandal with many wheeler dealers ready to gain at other people’s expense.
    Money managers, chief executives, lawyers… some are dead or in jail, others doing just fine, after masterminding white collar crimes amounting to billions of dollars. Let’s have a look at the biggest financial scandals of all time…

  2. Marc says:

    So what happened to ‘Open Mic’ for yesterday? And why was my totally normal and acceptable comment not published, about plastic pollution and so forth? Censorship seems to be the rule here now.

  3. Marc says:

    I will try again: Humanity is polluting the globe with endless amounts of waste, including tiny particles from plastic and also synthetic clothing:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/12/microplastic-pollution-in-oceans-is-far-greater-than-thought-say-scientists

    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/ocean-microplastics-pollution-method-dye-identify-calculate-scientist-tiny-pollutants-a8074126.html

    Fish, mammals and that includes humans can ingest these.

    The scientists are only beginning to learn how huge the problem is, meanwhile we in our ‘developed’ nations with modern day, wasteful lifestyles, using high levels of plastic and synthetic clothing, we carry on as usual.

    This is madness, radical change is needed.

    But replacing all the synthetic and plastic products will be impossible, as using plant based alternatives means using seas, waterways and landspace that is needed to grow food to feed the close to nine billion people on earth.

    Producing alternatives may also require more use of energy, where is the energy going to come from, when it will be a struggle to replace fossil fuel energy with solar, wind and geothermal. I fear nuclear will be pushed as an option by many countries and governments and business lobbyists. Then we have the unresolved nuclear waste problem.

    Plastics production is projected to increase by about four percent per annum. There is not enough cotton, wool and so to replace synthetics to clothe all people.

    So what is the solutions, what has our government planned?

  4. Marc says:

    Humanity continues to head towards the cliff:

    ‘ World’s Heavy Dependence on Fossil Fuels Projected to Continue’
    https://eos.org/articles/worlds-heavy-dependence-on-fossil-fuels-projected-to-continue

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energy_consumption

    And I hear Jacinda and Winston talk about ‘the economy’ and ‘transition’ – to what, I wonder?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_New_Zealand

    If we replace the present motor vehicle fleet with electric cars, we will not have the electricity to power all these, on top of the commercial and domestic use of electricity we already have.

  5. Marc says:

    So how are all those electric vehicles coming along?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_car_use_by_country
    That is not much as a percentage of total vehicles used, except for Norway and Iceland (where it is highly subsidised, or tax exempted).

    Seems we are still stuck with the challenge to find alternatives to fossil fuels, to turn the total fleets in many countries into EV use:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energy_consumption