Category Archives: Politics

The Secret’s In The Soil

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we … Continue reading

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Quicksilver bullets – A story of toxic exposure from the mercury in amalgam fillings

It was once believed to be safe practice, in some countries [like Ireland] it still is, but there is now a mountain of evidence indicating that amalgam tooth fillings, which contain a healthy dose of mercury, can be extremely harmful … Continue reading

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Jose Mujica – El Presidente de Uruguay, talks to Al Jazeera

This interview gives us an insight into the philosophy and beliefs of what must be one of the most progressive and admirable leaders of our time. What would our world look like if his counterparts followed his lead?

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Buckminster’s Quote of the Day

“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. … Continue reading

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BACKGARDENFARMIN’ – A collective of growers using empty back gardens to produce food for their local community.

Vision: To form a co-operative of young urban farmers, “renting” back gardens within a local district, growing salad, veg and herbs for sale to local community. If you were to examine a satellite image of most cities, you would notice … Continue reading

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food for thought..not for the bin!

http://www.tristramstuart.co.uk/titleBlog.aspx ‘The monkey speaks his mind: … ‘That man descended from our noble race – The very idea is a big disgrace. … you will never see – A monkey build a fence around a coconut tree, And let all … Continue reading

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Frack attack!!

Are you ready for a little perspective? Bet you thought our government couldn’t get any more incompetent, short-sighted or plain ignorant? well.. hold onto your hats.. this is going to make everything else look like a walk in the park.. … Continue reading

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AD {or lack of it} in Ireland

If I had the ear of policy-makers, one of the many suggestions I would whisper..would be to look at the potential for AD to solve at least some of our problems, especially with regard to waste and energy. AD stands … Continue reading

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There’s something in the water..

Does anyone else think about what we are actually drinking when we fill our water glasses, kettles and cook pots at the kitchen tap? Of course it depends on where you live.. even down to which street you live on. … Continue reading

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Pipe Down..good viewing if you want to know the real Corrib Gas Pipeline story

I came across this documentary on Vimeo last night when looking into the story behind the Shell-to-Sea protest and what’s happening in Iorrais. I had heard many stories about the heavy-handed approach of the guards, but hadn’t expected this. Here … Continue reading

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