Friday, October 29, 2010

Maten du slänger dödar andra

Dokument utifrån hade idag ett intressant tema med titeln Smaka på soporna. Vi slänger i EU mat för 100 miljarder euro, lika mycket som Nestlés omsättning. Denna bisarra överkonsumtion driver upp priserna och de som då svälter är de fattiga. Vår överkonsumtion är alltså dråp.

Visste ni att maten vi slänger skulle kunna mätta dem som svälter? Tre gånger om! Tänk på detta nästa gång ni köper mat i onödan, bara utifall att.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vad håller SVT på med?

Jag tycker ha sett mig en väldig massa tendenser till beteenden som inte anstår ett publikt företag, ett medium som ska vara folkets röst, en opartisk röst. Om man inte kan lite på ens SVT vart har då demokratin kommit? Jag ska försöka samla exempel här, så jag inte bara framstår som en surgubbe. ;)

Dagens inlägg provoceras fram av Kulturnyheterna som verkar snuskigt skadeglada över att Wikileaks - det bästa som hänt demokratin på mycket länge - kanske inte kan garantera källskyddet eftersom Assange inte fick uppehållstillstånd och därför inte kan kan bli ansöka om att bli offentlig utgivare. På vilket sätt skulle detta vara bra? Det är väl snarare så att svensk lagstiftning borde ändras för att ALLA ska kunna garanteras källskydd, oavsett var man råkar poppat ut till livet.

The truth about water usage?

There's been a lot of noice about the amount of water that is used when raising cattle, and I was quick to pick up on that too. However, my very sceptical engineering colleagues didn't quiet believe me. Ok, sure, most people tend to shut their ears when facts about how this planet is being destroyed comes up, but being an engineer I could do nothing but to shut up or check the facts. So I did, and it turns out this is more or less a myth. It takes more water to produce a kilo of beef than a kilo of tomatoes, but on the other hand, the amount of calories is greater.

So, I'd say that that argument doesn't hold, and in fact it should NEVER be used! Because it will only backfire and hurt the cause. Meet consumption has to be fought, you see. Not because it consumes a lot of water, but instead vast amounts of energy (oil). For every calory of beef, you need to feed the cattle ten times that amount! Not very clever at all...


For the guys who like facts:
"Only 3% of the Earth's total water is freshwater. Of that, only 1% is available for human consumption. Do the math and you've a grand total of 0.01% of the Earth's total water being usable."
This site and many more claim that the water usage is about 37.000 litres/kg of beef.

However, Stockholms Fria, has looked deeper into the facts and gotten to the conclusions above. However:
"Det är ett faktum att nötköttsproduktionen har förstört större arealer än någon annan verksamhet i Amerika. Och konsekvenserna av världens aptit på fisk har ödelagt våra oceaner." ("It is a fact that beef production has destroyed bigger areas than any other activity in America. And the consequences of the world's apetite for fish has destroyed our oceans.")

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Soldiers can kill. Full stop.

When war lovers claim we are helping the Afghan people with our military forces it makes me wonder on what planet they grew up. They sure haven't done their time in the army at least! Because what do soldiers learn? How to kill. How to destroy. What has that got to do with building a society? Nothing. Using military for creating anything is like using hammers for massage. What the fuck were you thinking???

Here's a swedish article about this.

Yesterday I enjoyed a few Brooklyn Lagers and a movie at Hagabion, finally I got to see Armadillo, about the Danish war efforts in Afghanistan. I was surprised how beautiful it was with helicopters in the sunset and young men cleaning their guns adn all that. Quite different from their mission - to kill. Which they do quite well, even though little girls and cows, weren't meant to be killed, were they? It's a good film since it only shows what's going on, nothing else, but that speaks for itself - the stupidity in trying to bring peace with guns.

Then, what are eg the Swedes doing there? Well, here's a theory - it's all about licking NATO's arse.

By the way - did you know the troops in Afghanistan have very little to do with the UN. They are in practice troops of the USA, under their command. And their are no troops from Muslim countries, making it clear it's a religious war - Christian USA against the Muslim world. Fuck 'em. USA, I mean. Of course.