Racial Emotional Editing on the Internet

It is easy to feel disconnected from human beings to whom we are neither related by blood nor fate and with whom we share few cultural connections;people whose range of emotional expression and personalities may feel very different from our own or from anyone we know.

 And so bear this in mind;however many kinds of snow there are,and however many words for them, they all, in the end,melt down to water.

Project Eyes on the Seas

The Pew Charitable Trusts launched a groundbreaking technology platform that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans.  Project Eyes on the Seas combines satellite monitoring of the oceans with other information, such as fishing-vessel databases and oceanographic data, to help authorities detect suspicious fishing activity far more efficiently than has been possible in the past— often in near-real time. This video was updated with a newer version on Dec. 8, 2015.

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/video/2015/project-eyes-on-the-seas

Even with gains in ship identification, port protocols, and coordinated policing, authorities need cost-effective ways to monitor national waters and scan the vast oceans for suspicious activity. Launched in 2015 with the U.K.-based innovation center Satellite Applications Catapult, Pew’s Project Eyes on the Seas provides a way to do that. The joint project helps fill in gaps in other monitoring platforms by combining and integrating multiple layers of data to make sure vessels can be seen whether they are properly transmitting their positions or not.

The system combines data from multiple sources—including space-based radar and photographic imagery, vessels’ electronic transponders, and databases of authorized and blacklisted vessels and oceanographic and environmental data—to help authorities detect questionable fishing operations. Governments can take a proactive approach to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing because Project Eyes on the Seas provides critical information to countries that lack the capacity to build such monitoring systems on their own.

The U.K. government is using the system to monitor marine reserves around the Pitcairn and Ascension islands in the southern Pacific. Several members of the Polynesian Leaders Group—Niue, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands—have signed on as well. They plan to use the integrated monitoring platform to supplement ongoing surveillance efforts in their waters. We also are in talks with other governments interested in benefitting from the project’s capabilities. Continuing the initial focus of this work, we are committed to making this service available to even the most resource-poor countries, many of which are plagued by illegal fishing precisely because they lack the capability to effectively patrol their waters.

What’s next?

In 2016, Pew and the Satellite Applications Catapult will work to further develop this platform so that information can be available to those who need it most. Our vision is a system through which any fisheries authority, or any market entity, can have access to reliable data that can be used to make smart decisions. While this would spur enforcement actions, it would help businesses seeking a robust traceability system for their seafood products, and it would also protect the market from illegally caught fish. 

Watch “Lawless Longliners | Lawless Oceans” on YouTube

SYNOPSIS

Over six gripping episodes Karsten von Hoesslin investigates a murder at sea and reveals the shocking extent of maritime crime from drugs to piracy.


This National Geographic Tv Series is Based on a true crime at sea caught on video tape and being investigated by a private investigator.


Over six gripping episodes Karsten von Hoesslin investigates a murder at sea and reveals the shocking extent of maritime crime from drugs to piracy.

  • The Crime

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    A video on You Tube shot from a fishing vessel shows men in the sea brutally gunned down and the crew celebrating. Karsten von Hoesslin is a PI. His beat: the lawless oceans. Hunting the killers will take him around the world, to confront pirates, people traffickers and drug smugglers. But in Taiwan his investigation gets off to a rocky start. In Fiji he encounters a web of mystery. And Karsten begins to wonder where this 

  • case is heading.

  • The Witness

http://www.watchseriesgo.to/episode/lawless_oceans_s1_e1.html

http://www.natgeotv.com/uk/shows/natgeo/lawless-oceans


http://www.natgeotv.com/uk/videos

Capitsumerism Meets Global Warming

Consumerism

Not to be confused with Consumerization.

An electronics store in a shopping mall in Jakarta (2004)

Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts. Early criticism of consumerism was in the works of Thorstein Veblen in 1899, which examined the middle class emerging at the turn of the 20th century,[1][need quotation to verify] which came to fruition[citation needed] by the end of the 20th century through the process of globalization.[citation needed]

In politics, the term “consumerism” has also been used to refer to the consumerists’ movementconsumer protection or consumer activism, which seeks to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards. In this sense it is a political movement or a set of policies aimed at regulating the products, services, methods, and standards of manufacturers, sellers, and advertisers in the interests of the consumer.[2]

In economics, “consumerism” may refer to economic policies which emphasise consumption. In an abstract sense, it is the consideration that the free choice of consumers should strongly orient the choice by manufacturers of what is produced and how, and therefore orient the economic organization of a society (compare producerism, especially in the British sense of the term).[3] In this sense, consumerism expresses the idea not of “one man, one voice”, but of “one dollar, one voice”, which may or may not reflect the contribution of people to society.

50 people who could save the planet | Environment | The Guardian

I Believe

You cannot change the planet alone, but remember that you, and just a few others who are determined to improve things, are the only force that ever has improved the world.
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Credits:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jan/05/activists.ethicalliving

Words by John Vidal, David Adam, Peter Huck, Jonathan Watts, Leo Hickman, Philip Oltermann, Ian Sample and Aditya Ghosh
A piece of this article from the above link:

Peter Head
Civil engineer

Peter Head, 60, is an unlikely man to be leading a cultural revolution. The soft-spoken Englishman, a director of Arup and one of the world’s leading bridge builders, is now the master planner of the world’s first true eco city.

His brief from the Shanghai city authorities may have been simple, but in building and design terms it was the equivalent of a moonshot: to build on an island at the mouth of the Yangtze a city for 500,000 people that can lead the world’s fastest growing economy out of the industrial age into the ecological one. Dongtan will cost $50bn or more, and be a prototype for 400 or more similar Chinese cities over the next 30 years.

Nothing like this has been tried before, Head says. “It’s a complete paradigm shift. It is to be three, four or five times an ecological improvement on anything that exists. China is trying to use ecological efficiency to detach resource use from economic growth, the traditional development path. It’s a different way of thinking. They believe a new economic model will come out of it.”

Dongtan will be all but self-sufficient, powered by wind, wood and sun. Its cars will be electric or hydrogen-fuelled, and its buildings will be mini power stations. There will be no landfill sites and 80% of waste will be recycled. Enough local food will be grown to supply much of the city’s needs. Turf-covered rooftops will collect, filter and store water, and solar panels will heat it; wind turbines will provide nearly 20% of its energy needs.

“China came to us with the idea. I was shocked by the scale of their ambition but they’re deadly serious. Every province in China is building a demonstration eco city like this.”

Male Seahorse gives birth. Heh

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“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
― It’s another beautiful day on the Bay Of Quinte – Z

The Eagles Big Hit

Sharing Hotel California with you makes my day.

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On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
‘this could be heaven or this could be hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
Any time of year, you can find it here

Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain,
‘please bring me my wine’
He said, ‘we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the hotel california
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said ‘we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
‘relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave!

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― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Cyberness Revealed

Cyberness is a new term referring to a positive state of the future. Cyberness is a vision of a new world, including a new way to look at society, at the economy, and the forms to which we need to harness Cyber-Age. The fundamental principles of Cyberness are partnership, care and creation. Cyberness describes future living, where we blend real and virtual worlds, we embed artificial intelligence for creating a sustainable decent life for all inhabitants on the planet. Cyberness is not a Utopia – it is a call for society to shift gears and adapt new paradigms in order to secure the planet for generations to come. Cyberness is an urgent call to get out of the comfort-zone.. 

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