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The World Economic Forum has a new proposal (archive): engineered crops whose roots DO NOT ROT when the plants die, and “capture carbon”.
Non-engineered grass already does that doesn’t it? It grows in places where crops will not. And Ruminants can eat it and nourish it at the same time.
The last paragraph from the Paul Kingsnorth article I linked to above…
The Zapatistas are still there, after all, and still fighting. NAFTA is gone, too — though it wasn’t the EZLN, in the end, that did for it. The treaty that drew their ire as a symbol of all that was wrong with the imperial project of corporate globalisation was eventually torn up, not by indigenous guerrilleros or a socialist Mexican government, but by a reality TV star-turned Republican US president, who believed that globalisation was a con-job which empowered transnational capital at the expense of nations and their people. Whatever else he may have been wrong about, he was right about that. Unfortunately, most of the Left were too busy calling him a Nazi to notice the irony.
Not related to anything here today, but I think this is a great article. If, like me, you’ve spent much of your life thinking of yourself as ‘left wing’ but now feel hated by the modern left, Paul Kingsnorth has captured here just what has been happening over the last few years (since 2008?) and why nothing makes sense any more.
“meaning Kiwis will no longer have to be vaccinated”
‘You’re no longer required to do that irreversible thing to your body that we forced you all to do that time’
This was his response to Neil Young’s Spotify threats, if you missed it at the time 🙂
• New Zealand Plays Barry Manilow To Repel Parliament Protesters (BBC)
Gotta love James Blunt…
“For the Left, the problem of the truckers is their newfound political independence….
Gone are the halcyon days of dreaming about halcyon days – where serious working class militancy was just a distant myth”
“Analysis of life-years lost in England shows a 76% increase in 2021 over 2020 because younger people are dying at much higher relative rates.”
Thank you for this Ilargi.
Equally terrifying – Draghi’s Italy will suspend workers without pay unless they get a jab. How can governments do this?
The rules will go into effect on Oct. 15, which would penalize any worker with a suspension from their job with no pay.
This is terrifying. As is the situation in Slovenia and Lithuania. And probably everywhere soon (domino effect).
The American left have gone insane…
“But newly published modelling from experts on the Sage advisory committee warn the government not to wait too long, with cases, hospitalisations and deaths all higher than a year ago despite the success of the vaccination programme.”
It’s getting to the point where I wonder if they introduced crappy, leaky vaccines just so they could make the actual numbers of yearly deaths finally match the those predicted by the Imperial College modellers. Then they can point out that they were right all along.