Category Archives: Positive Changes That Are Occuring

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including Ugandan coffee.

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell, from “1984”         August 19, 2016 – Uganda expects 2016/2017 coffee export crop to increase 13.5 pct helped by favourable weather in a major growing area, July… Read more »

December, 2017: Unprecedented Seagrass Abundance in the Chesapeake – “We are at numbers that we have not seen in—ever.”

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.” George Orwell, from “1984”     February 16, 2017 – Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change  April… Read more »

It’s December, 2017, and the Great Artificial Drought has been broken.

‘I think that there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.’ Sherlock Holmes, from “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton“, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1904           It’s December, 2017, and the Great Artificial Drought has… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including the general state of marine life around the globe.

“What is out of the common is usually a guide rather than a hindrance. In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a very easy one, but people do not practice it much.” Sherlock… Read more »

It’s November 2017, and we’ve passed Peak Consumption

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.” George Orwell, from “1984”       April 4, 2017 – U.S. gasoline consumption flattens as fuel economy improves:… Read more »

It’s November, 2017, and the general populace has realized that the Corporate prepared food system has been weaponized against them.

“A man dies and is buried, and all his words and actions are forgotten, but the food he has eaten lives after him in the sound or rotten bones of his children. I think it could be plausibly argued that changes of diet are more important than changes of dynasty… Read more »

It’s November, 2017, and we’ve passed Peak Technology

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell, from “1984”     October 25, 2013 – To connect or disconnect, that is the question – Saybrook University July 21, 2016 – Disconnect to Connect: A New Perspective –… Read more »

2017 – “Huge Summer for Fireflies”

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(Moriarty) “That is not danger, it is inevitable destruction. You stand in the way not merely of an individual, but of a mighty organisation, the full extent of which you, with all your cleverness, have been unable to realise. You must stand clear, Mr. Holmes, or be trodden underfoot.” (Holmes)… Read more »

We’ve passed Peak Technology – “Our Love Affair With Digital is Over”

Edward posted the story that follows in ‘comments’ on this thread (thanks, Edward!). It was published three days ago. I thought I’d underscore it by putting it here in the Positive Changes thread. In surfing, when a wave jacks up, there’s a feeling of exhilaration like no other as you begin… Read more »