Category: refugees

U.N. scientists report world has barely ten years before climate disaster. Does this worry anyone besides me?

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I do not worry but I care. Why worry about the inevitable. We are governed by Governments who live to be re-elected. We no longer have economies we have corporate investment funds. Our Politicians cannot act without considering the opinion of big business. Big Business buys votes and expects to be able to steer Government Policy.

That was how it will continue to be until ‘OMG’ Day. That is the day the collective business light bulb is switched on. On that day torrential rain will flood coal mines, it will flood roads from Petroleum Reserves, it will cut power to businesses and it will make millions homeless. They will not be able to work and will have no money.

Meanwhile on OMG Day in another part of the World a whole City will be burned to the ground by an out of control bush fire and a whole Island will disappear forever beneath a raging tsunami.

Unlikely – No. It will happen. Then and only then when it is too late will Governments and Corporate Business want to do something immediately positive about Climate Change.

Ask the whistle blowers which Governments are preparing for the widespread civil unrest of Climate Change?

Also ask them where the secret bunkers are that will house the chosen few whilst the rest of us have to endure a relentless extreme Climate.

Then there is the Trojan Horse of Climate Change. I have warned the U.S Government about it but of course who am I – nobody. Somewhere in the World right now are an anti-democracy group who will use Climate Change to dominant whole communities and countries. They also believe the World is over-populated so Climate Change and missing nuclear weapons are a positive for them. Time will tell if I am correct.

We can all agree man-made or not our Climate is becoming more extreme.

Songs for Change Desmond Last

These are the lyrics to the songs I have written that one day the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council and the Torture Committee will hear as part of a testimony to a motion that seeks Justice for cruel and inhumane acts supported and allowed by a Prime Minister(s) and President(s) – Time, the Truth and the Law will decide the Justice.

 

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Dying in Afghanistan

He lay there in the dust and sand

He bloodied red with his once life

An American Marine so far from his home

But with his Nation at his side

Afghanistan now his lasting memorial

And that of so many others too

His comrades they stood in silent salute

Their tears cried out …Why?

Why Mr President are we still dying in Afghanistan?

Mr President how many more Marines have to die

How many more Marines Mr President have to die in Afghanistan

Before there is an end to the war in Afghanistan?

 

In the hills stood a Taliban

His tears of pain for his daughter

For she lay alongside the Marine

Both dead from his IED – an IED that he had layed

In the hills a Taliban stood alone

His tears a flood of pain

 

When President Trump and Taliban

Will there be an end to the war in Afghanistan

When President Trump will the dying in Afghanistan end

When will there be a Peace in Afghanistan


 

Somewhere in Afghanistan

Somewhere in Afghanistan

A Marine from Georgia USA

Did die for his Nation

Still writing…


The Children and Young People of The Gaza and Israel

Children and Young People of the Gaza and Israel

It is a history that you fight over but it be your futures to lose

A history not of your making, but now it owns your future

No rockets of Hamas or bullets from Israel

Will your futures make, only more lives to die,

…………………………………………….more families to destroy.

Young People and Children of the Gaza and Israel

You own the future, it belongs to you,

Now you must also own the Peace

The future belongs to you

Let it be one of Peace not War

The future be yours to make

Let there be no more war

Young People and Children of the Gaza and Israel

Together take steps of Unity on the Road to Peace

There is no future without you together

Let words of Peace be stronger than bullets of hate and rockets of destruction

 


Deadly in Yemen

How many more children have to die

In the bloody war of Yemen

Do you care Theresa May

Do you give a damn Nikki Haley….Still writing


Tommy the Dolphin

My name is Tommy, I’m Tommy the Dolphin

Oh Children of the World I need your help

Everyday your plastic is slowly killing me

Oh children no more plastic in our beautiful seas

Still writing………..


One Day I hope to address the United Nations General Assembly on the matter of Human

Rights and associated matters. The songs I am writing will form part of that address.

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What plausible new technologies would most increase the chances of world peace between now and 2050?

 

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It is not an easy question to answer as Climate Change is increasingly beginning to affect the decisions made about our future.

Example. Would you invest in a new fruit farm in California?

Would you build a high-rise on a low-lying coastal area?

Would you increase the Federal Budget for flood and bush-fire damage?

It does not matter if you agree that Climate Disasters are man-made or not you still have to plan for the increase in Climate Disasters.

Therefore, any technology has to take Climate Change into account.

I would say any technology that is related to Disaster Management and Control, any to do with water and food production and any technology that involves Civil Defense will all be in demand.

As for the subject ‘World Peace’, without technology advances in the areas I have just described I believe the possibility of World Peace to be increasingly remote without them.

Climate Disasters will increase in frequency and in magnitude causing vast movements of people – we are already seeing a yearly increase in movements of people affected by Climate Disasters. Countries will seek to manage their borders in order to ensure that food and water is available for their own citizens.

This could lead to an increase in regional Conflicts and perhaps even a constant state of ‘World Conflict’.

If we want World Peace we must be able to address the ‘conflict of interests’ that will occur with Climate Change and for that we will need technologies that will provide, food, water and shelter.

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In politics of Australia, why do people tend to bring up homeless people in response to asylum seekers?

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For those outside of Australia it would appear to be almost deliberate that there are any homeless people and to some extent that is almost true.

Successive Governments have failed to produce policies which last longer than their term of Government and State Politics work against each other.

Australia’s refugee policy has become inhumane, ridiculous and very expensive. It has divided Australia as it offers no solutions only controversy.

Like most citizens of any country people want their own looked after first hence the homeless and asylum seekers debate.

These are my suggestions;

There are many buildings in Australia that lie empty and it would not be difficult to draft legislation that ensures every developer builds x number of social housing homes per x of commercial development.

The economies of scale of even a moderate commercial development of 10 homes would make building a social home less expensive than as a stand-alone construction.

Australia also needs an industrial strategy that provides value-added employment. It has bled it’s resources dry. Australia has a powerhouse in the sun and that too has the potential to provide thousands of jobs should Australia decide to become a net exporter of energy.

There are no doubt those who say Australia’s first priority should be to its citizens – to which I agree. But the relatively small amount of asylum seekers when processed can be quite easily absorbed with a minimum term of directed location by a country which still seeks legal immigrants.

What Australia needs is a Bi-Partisan refugee policy so asylum seekers are not subjected to Political football .

Unfortunately selfish Party Politics would appear to produce self-obsessed Party Policies which only produce the destructive forces of economic disunity and mediocre politicians.