Kyle Magee is a martyr.

On a regular basis he wakes up in the morning, takes a pot of clag, a harth brush and a roll of brown paper down to the local bus stop, where he diligently sets about covering up the commercial advertising, just like he has been doing on a regular basis for many years. Kyle deliberately and doggedly returns day after day to the same spot and repastes the same add, until eventually some eagle-eyed bus driver alerts the Authorities.

The Constabulary then dutifully inform Kyle that what he is doing is Illegal. To which Kyle invariably replies:

“That is a matter of opinion”

As a result the authorities pack him off to the courts to discuss that particular vexed question ad infinitum. To date the Powers-That-Be have won the argument every time without exception. As a consequence Kyle is sent to gaol every time. without exception. He has been sent to gaol 5 times now, for a total of over 6 months. Covering up commercial advertising is obviously considered a very serious crime in this land – akin to child molesting.

Kyle is not a nutter by any stretch of the imagination. He has a very well articulated rational for his seemingly absurd behavior.

(his blog explains all)

Kyle got out of gaol on Wednseday this week and next week heis heading up to Castlemaine to be part of the Local Lives – Global Matters conference.

So if you want to hear a blow-by-blow description of this ongoing David & Goliath saga ‘stright from the horse’s mouth’, come on up and join us in Central Victoria.

Kyle will be just one of over 100 speakers from around the globe, talking about ways to wrestle control of our lives away from ‘The-Powers-That-Be’.

Local Lives – Global Matters 2

The whole shindig is being orchestrated by a tireless bunch of rank amateurs, on a shoestring budget. The passionate and inspired organizing committee has somehow managed to persuade literally hundreds of people to donate their blood sweat and tears to this gargantuan experiment in social interaction. Participants from all walks of life and all points of the compass will be descending on the place en mass.
What they all seem to have in common, (apart from sandals and goaties) is a shared belief in ‘relocalization’ which l think has something to do with making your own decisions at a grass roots level rather then letting external forces dictate our lives. There will be a smattering of global celebrities well versed in the ancient art of talking, who will fill us in on the goings on outside our little village here in the woods. Very exciting goings on, l do believe, thrilling, momentous goings on, that are going on all over this big blue ball, in hamlets not so different to our own. By the end of this gabfest we should have pretty much worked out how to run the whole world without the ‘help’ of Interfering Corporate Megalomaniacs and Blood-thirsty, War-mongering Psychopaths.
The aim is to send a collective communiqué to said ‘Powers-That-Be’
Letting them know, in the gentlest possible fashion, that their services are no longer required.
The fact that no one who is working on, or participating in this mammoth project is getting paid a brass razoo, his proof enough that we can create a Brand Spanking New Paradigm and keep it chugging along all by our selves.

Climate, Bushfires & Doubt

ARE YOU A CLIMATE SCEPTIC?

Even if you have your doubts about the science, can you really afford the risk of being wrong.

I ask you this, in all seriousness:

If 99 scientists said a bushfire was heading your way very soon,

but one lone scientist said, ‘Don’t worry about it, everything will be fine’.

Would you…

1 Put a lot of effort into fueling the bushfire?

2 Continue to go about your daily life as if bushfires did not exist?

3 Do everything in your power to stop the bushfire ruining your life?

4. Run?

 

Now, I am taking a wild guess here, but I presume you would go for number 3 or 4,

just like every other sane intelligent person on planet earth.

Now l would like you to participate in a little ‘mind altering experiment.’

We are simply going to swap the word ‘bushfire’for the words ‘climate change’

and see if we get the same answers.

Here we go:

If 99 scientists said Climate Change was heading your way

but one lone scientist said, ‘Don’t worry about it, everything will be fine’.

 

Would you….

1. Put a lot of effort into fueling Climate Change

(such as mining, selling & burning fossil fuels)

 

2 Continue to go about your daily life as if Climate Change did not exist

(unfortunately, this strategy was unsuccessful for the ostrich)

 

3 Do everything in your power to stop Climate Change from ruining your life?

( and the life of many other people, plants and animals throughout the world)

 

4 Run?

( Except, unfortunately, in this case, there is nowhere to run to.)

Adelie Penguins Perform ‘Un-natural’ Acts (from Wickepedia)

Young Adélie penguins who have no experience in social interaction may react to false cues when the penguins gather to breed. They may, for instance, attempt to mate with other males, with young chicks or with dead females. On account of the birds’ relatively human-like appearance and behavior, human observers have interpreted this behavior anthropomorphically as sexual deviance. The first to record such behavior was Dr. Levick, in 1911 and 1912, but his notes were deemed too indecent for publication at the time; they were rediscovered and published in 2012. “The pamphlet, declined for publication with the official Scott expedition reports, commented on the frequency of sexual activity, auto-erotic behaviour, and seemingly aberrant behaviour of young unpaired males and females, including necrophilia, sexual coercion, sexual and physical abuse of chicks and homosexual behaviour,” states the analysis written by Douglas Russell and colleagues William Sladen and David Ainley. “His observations were, however, accurate, valid and, with the benefit of hindsight, deserving of publication.”[12][13] Levick observed the Adélie penguins at Cape Adare, the site of the largest Adelie penguin rookery in the world.[14] As of June 2012[update], he has been the only one to study this particular colony and he observed it for an entire breeding cycle.[13] The discovery significantly illuminates the behaviour of the species that some researchers[15] believe to be an indicator of climate change.[13]