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  1. tom kane
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    Not only that problem but our politicians have lost the courage to defend our boarders and protect the Citizen of New Zealand.

    I love freedom. (Google it).

    Protecting the oceans and environment is also not on the important list.

    Just continued economic and population growth and now we have been dragged down to less than 3rd World status.

    Growth and sustainability can not work together.
     
  2. hoytedow
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    Climate change propaganda is unsustainable.
     
  3. myark
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    In the near future, anthropogenic extinction, global nuclear annihilation.
     
  4. hoytedow
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    You must be very excited. :rolleyes:
     
  5. myark
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    The MelloShip is a solar-powered, motorized hammock boat. Cruise in silence. Steer with hand-held remote. Bring a friend. Relax. Enjoy
    Relax on Water

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melloship/melloship?ref=discovery

    The MelloShip experience combines the two great sensations of relaxing in a hammock and floating on water. The combination is magical. Float with a friend in comfort on a gorgeous lake and enjoy nature in a whole new way. Add a silent motor (sold separately) and go for a hammock cruise.
    • Built for Comfort: The MelloShip offers an incredibly comfortable way to relax on the water.
    • Built for Two: Bring a friend - Two hammocks side by side.
    • Safe: Practically unflippable due to low center of gravity and wide pontoon stance. Pontoons built for class 5 rapids (i.e.: speed against rocks) and contain four separate air chambers. Step areas and floor have non-slip surfaces.
    • Customizable: The MelloShip is designed to be used in many different ways. Single hammock, Two hammocks side by side, floor below you, or with no floor below you - just water; pop up seats; cooler mount; with paddles or with a motor; additional extra options to include: drink holders, shade umbrella, fold down desk, fishing pole holders, extended yoga floor ...
    • Environmentally Considerate: No noise pollution. No water pollution. Designed to hold solar panel (sold separately) that allows you to charge battery as you use it. Battery compartment is attached to the frame, so even IF somehow you flipped it (almost impossible), the battery will not fall out.

    Specifications: Length: 13 feet. Width: 6ft 2 inches (outsides of pontoons); Height: 8 feet (to top of hammock support post): Weight: 145 pounds (without motor or battery, which can add 75 or more). Pontoons are 18 inches in diameter and have two chambers each. The MelloShip holds up to 500 pounds and is designed to work with various electric motors, battery, and solar panels - all sold separately.
     

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  6. ImaginaryNumber
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    2016 ties with 2007 for second lowest Arctic sea ice minimum | National Sea Ice Data Center
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    Polar Ocean Challenge, Bellot Strait, Northwest Passage, September 10, 2016.
    Bellot Strait is one of the "choke points" in the NWP. Totally ice-free this year.

    http://polarocean.co.uk/photosfootage/
     
  8. hoytedow
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    We can all relax now. The Earth has passed the point of no return so let us all eat, drink and be merry. All the California cows can relocate to Florida where it is still legal for them to fart. No cow poop in California will do wonders for the vegan diet there. Plants need food. Cows make plant food.
     
  9. myark
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    Floating Shed Brewery

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1727600916/floating-shed-brewery?ref=discovery

    As far as I know; this will be the only mobile brewery in the country; certainly the first one on a narrow boat:

    The Environment

    A narrow-boat is one of the greenest ways of transporting goods, developed over decades, originally drawn by horses eventually being replaced by small diesel engines. mine is a 13hp, air-cooled Lister. it uses approx 1 litre of red diesel per hour (around 3-4 miles). I have a solar panel on the roof that charges my domestic battery bank, all my electrics are 12V and run off the batteries, there is an inverter just in case things need charging. All pumping, lights and extraction power comes straight from the batteries. For dirty waste a 'brown water' tank is installed and pumped out at regular intervals. Most spent grain is made into animal feed, some is mixed with treacle and compressed into bird feeder blocks. Heating for the hot liqueur is from propane cylinders, and cooling for the fermenter is a circulating of canal water around a cooling jacket. Domestic heating is via a duel-fuel wood burning stove. I am almost self-sufficient.


    To run and operate a small (100 litre – ½ Brewer-Barrel) 'nano brewery' on board the narrow-boat; it is, I think, is a totally new idea and will be the only traveling brewery in the country. This is small enough to produce 'one-off-brews' for special occasions, and just big enough to support myself as brewer and employee. I can brew on my journeys and deliver to outlets along the way. Once established I will be able brew two or three times a fortnight; also maybe to moor on tow-path and organise 'brew-days', for enthusiasts. Goals I don’t envisage this as a large concern; just enough to keep me ticking over, however, there will always be room for expansion, by getting others involved, using a larger onshore plant and still delivering by boat or even maybe by running a franchise, with a small fleet of boats and brewers / captains.
     

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  10. WestVanHan
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    Bears kill on average one person per year.
    Cougars-since 2001 3 people have been killed by cougars.
    Wolves,about 3 attacks (no deaths) in the last 20 years in all of North America.
    Alligators kill on average one person per year.
    Those sharks? About one per year.

    But cows,the evil brutal killers with those innocent eyes are actually cold,calculating killers.They gang up and trample to death over 20 people a year.
    And over 50 people are killed by horses,pigs,and deer...all of them very tasty.
     
  11. myark
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    More Than 150 Billion Animals Slaughtered By Humans Every Year

    http://www.adaptt.org/killcounter.html


    A rough estimate of 90 billion marine animals killed worldwide each year. The estimate is based largely on an estimated annual marine kill by the U.S. (the source of which is, admittedly, long forgotten) of 18 billion animals, almost double the number of land animals slaughtered domestically in the same period. This ratio of marine to land animals is roughly corroborated by another estimate of marine kills in the United Kingdom, according to which some 1.58 billion marine animals were fished or farmed in the UK in 2006, compared to slaughters of about 0.93 billion land animals—a ratio of about 1.7 to one.1 These ratios were then projected across the entire world to arrive at our estimate of 90 billion (with the hopeful assumption that whatever other countries fall short of the ratio will have been handily offset by China's predomination of the worldwide fishing industry)
     
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  13. hoytedow
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    And let us not forget those tiny Salmonella hiding in the lower alimentary canal of chickens. They are vicious, responsible for around 380 deaths each year in the U.S., or the people who die while choking on chicken.
     
  14. myark
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    The Harvard study concluded that one serving of red meat a day increases the risk of early death by 13 percent. The same single daily serving of processed meat (like bacon or hot dog) increases that risk by 20 percent. And “one serving” means that little deck-of-cards sized lump that doesn’t satisfy anyone over the age of 10.
     

  15. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Hurricane Matthew is category 4 and headed thisaway. Hermine went thataway and a lot of homes got a little damage even though it was only a category one. Lay in extra drinking water and be ready to evacuate if you are in the way of the storm.
     
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