Futures

polystyle desu

Memories of green
(Possible) futures ...
Japan will get an effective Prime Minister - and not someone who used Mom's $ to help get elected.
US' 'third political party' wins a Presidential election.
Europe and the Euro survive 5 years of slow. Or was it 10 ?
Recent serial earthquakes , followed by volcanics has ended - or is only pausing for reload
The bloody faced Sinonaut hits Youtube http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/world/asia/04china.html?hp
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Some last legal days in some States , but can't see this going away now that it's here
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/us/11k2.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
What's ridiculous is that all those stories about people freaking out and admitting themselves to ER are all no doubt true, because that stuff is so stupidly strong - but of course, people smoke it because it's "the legal alternative to weed". Just one of so many examples of drug law making drugs much more dangerous that they'd otherwise be, which of course to lawmakers is justification for even more drug legislation...
 

polystyle desu

Memories of green
What's ridiculous is that all those stories about people freaking out and admitting themselves to ER are all no doubt true, because that stuff is so stupidly strong - but of course, people smoke it because it's "the legal alternative to weed". Just one of so many examples of drug law making drugs much more dangerous that they'd otherwise be, which of course to lawmakers is justification for even more drug legislation...
hear that Tea,
trend here in States tho' is towards 'medical marijuana' coming on ,
and sometimes becoming the job many are betting their economic recovery on.
Future = Legal skunk and illegal synthetic weed ? that'd be ... new !
 

polystyle desu

Memories of green
"Blue Gold" / Water Wars

This docu was just on Sundance http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/

Coming: Every drop of fresh water on the planet will be owned by ...
Suez
Veolia > Vivendi's water interest
Thames - these three privately owned water companies own or are getting their hands on water rights in a country near you or under you.

First the WTO softens up the host country by directing it to sell water rights ... open markets or else.

Just wait a bit longer and GM among other US giant companies will own the rest because the Law says after they have purified it, desalinated it - they own it.

S Africa - in some place only Coca Cola's Desani brand water is available- at a higher price then Coke.

Bolivia - after Bechtel came in - citizens were prohibited from collecting rainwater ...
people power eventually booted B out.

Nestle tries to buy the Great Lakes. And keeps trying , state by state

Canada, Brazil, Russia become water superpowers
 

lanugo

von Verfall erzittern
Earth 2 discovered!

The planet, found by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is orbiting in the middle of the "habitable zone" of the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which means it could have water on its surface.

Liquid water and an atmosphere are necessary for a planet to possibly sustain life, even it it might not be a great place to live, the scientists said.

The scientists determined that the planet, which they have called Gliese 581g, has a mass three to four times that of Earth and an orbital period of just under 37 days.

Its mass indicates that it is probably a rocky planet and has enough gravity to hold on to an atmosphere, according to Steven Vogt, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and one of the leaders of the team that discovered the planet.
 
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