David Icke - British Researcher Shattering the Hypnotic Program that Psychologically Allows Apathy (Ultimo)
posted Fri June 24th 2016 @ 2:24 PM
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How Does A Human Being Live On A Planet? Personal Reflections & Life Lessons with Tim Lynch (Ultimo)
posted Thu June 16th 2016 @ 5:28 PM
Join Tim on a journey into greater understanding as he reflects on the lifetime drivers that have pulled the threads of GreenplanetFM.com and Ourplanet.org together.
For any budding All Black or athlete we were conditioned as children in NZ, that we really could achieve success, especially in the realm of sport and take on the world.
This was favourably looked on throughout our schooling and this is where we could excel up to international level. It was basically how we played the game.
Born on a dairy farm in a well-off region near Matamata, yet among financially challenged Maori, I saw both sides of our so called bi-cultural society, and then in my early 20’s when traveling overseas it all hit me that there was so much inequity - and inequality - especially in Africa and at different levels throughout the Iron Curtain countries. That when hitchhiking and travelling back to NZ from the UK - overland, through the Middle East to India down to Singapore, I witnessed so many poor and struggling - when there was only 3.5 billion in the human population in those days.
This is where I really saw that our planet was in trouble, but not being empowered or having the skills to initiate change from the core of my being, I eventually accepted that this was the way things were and I just did what a large segment of the (younger) population do today and that is, have fun, enjoy and have a good time. Though I did make token gestures by donating to Greenpeace.
At the age of 25 I woke up from that life of self indulgence, pubs and parties to realise that we, as a human species especially in the West were methodically pulling the collective rug out from underneath our feet. That we were destroying the biosphere and it was happening at an increasing pace. Read More »
Carole Gordon, Social Gerentologist - Studying Social, Psychological, Cognitive, & Biological Aspect (Ultimo)
posted Thu June 9th 2016 @ 1:04 PM
For the first time in human history the phenomenon of the global population ageing and its impact on social cohesion and economic sustainability is increasing - and needs to be addressed.
The political word for elders is gerantocracy … When soon, older people will be in the majority and we will have to rethink, what democracy is …
This interview is about re-languaging, leadership, acknowledgement and the impacting of more people ageing and how we factor them into the full healthy happy lives.
Covering New Zealand, to China and Japan as well as Europe - now known as super-ageing countries and NZ too, is getting close to becoming a super-ageing country.
Whereas, Europe has been discussing this issue for 20 years NZ has not. The OECD has been warning us as well. Read More »
Issac Oron and Charles Pierard - A Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a Catalyst for Global Change (Ultimo)
posted Thu June 2nd 2016 @ 1:04 PM
Issac Oron and Charles Pierard chat with Lisa Er about the Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a Catalyst for Global Change.
Have you bought into the Puritan work ethic?
Do you think everyone should have a job?
What happens as more work is outsourced to underdeveloped ‘cheap’ countries, and in the West increasingly robots do the work?
Why not have a “basic income” paid to every individual to cover their basic needs. The governments would pay the same amount of money to each person, regardless of whether they work.
A Universal (or Unconditional) Basic Income acknowledges that every individual has the same unconditional right to a basic income, sufficient for them to live in dignity.
Switzerland will vote on whether to introduce the model on June 5, 2016. This has come about by a petition which has been circulating, and enough signatures were collected to insist on a binding referendum. Supporters of the initiative have suggested that each adult would receive 2,500 francs (a whopping $3755.18 New Zealand dollars) a month, with children receiving 625 francs (NZ $938.80) a month until they reach 18. Their idea is to alleviate poverty.
Critics have stated that the model would encourage people to leave the labour market and would fuel a sense of injustice from those who continue to work to support those who choose not to. But can we really provide jobs for all, and do we need to?
Apparently 64% of Europeans would vote in favour of a UBI, and only 4% would stop working, according to a poll conducted by German company Dalia Research, in April 2016.
Can we in NZ afford it? Perhaps not at the rate Switzerland is suggesting but do not dismiss the idea yet. We do after all, have a universal basic income operating for super-annuitants!
At the moment most of the debate centres around its affordability, with most people thinking it’s either too good to be true, or too expensive to be good. Read More »
GreenplanetFM is Relaunching and Merging into a New Media Platform (Ultimo)
posted Thu May 26th 2016 @ 4:13 PM
This week I have Stephen Grant-Jones in the studio to talk about the relaunch of the www.GreenplanetFM.com website & the merging with www.Ourplanet.org into a dynamic, far-reaching local to global web presence.
GreenplanetFM is upping it game, it’s jumping its codes to a whole new platform by extending its outreach to as many people as we can who we share breath with.
In doing this, it is merging with Tim’s flagship website Ourplanet.org - which first went up on the world wide web as one of the pioneers of html coding and art work - 20 years ago in 1996.
When first put up it collected a number of awards for both content and aesthetics as well as gleaning hundreds of hits a week every year, whilst sitting ‘in suspense’ waiting to be truly activated - well, this time to accelerate our expansion is now!
Stephen started building websites many years ago after being inspired by an interview he heard by David Bowie and was the person who took the GreenplanetFM audios and turned them into podcasts in 2008 with the streaming of the show via our website and iTunes. Read More »
Professor Paul Connett on the Dangers of Mandatory Fluoridation of our Public Water Supply (Ultimo)
posted Thu May 19th 2016 @ 1:46 PM
(Due to Public Concern, this is a Repeat)
Mandatory Fluoridation may be coming to New Zealand courtesy of the government, via District Health Board’s.
Prof Paul Connett talks about the dangers with Lisa Er.
Are New Zealand citizens really wanting mass medication in their water supply?
For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment.
Despite many studies, the Government now appears to be planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of New Zealand. Read More »
Jeff Griggs - The Re Emergence of Transition Towns, Men’s Sheds & Localised Food (Ultimo)
posted Thu May 12th 2016 @ 2:07 PM
Whangarei in the north of NZ is stirring and it’s around ‘community participation’ as a result of a small dedicated team based on collaborative leadership.
Food resilience is one of the important focusses of Transition Towns (TT) as it affects everyone, the poor, middle income and even the rich. We all need high quality food in our body to obtain optimum results. By relocalising their food system, which even here in NZ has been taken over by large corporate players and international supply chains, we have to have plan B.
Fortunately over the last 8 years, Jeff has been in Whangarei holding the space whilst many if not most TT’s have dissipated and/or fallen away. But, in Whangarei people come in and out depending on the issues and they are continually finding situations that galvanise people and engage community and get them involved. Which he warmly finds is contagious. Once you gain the awareness of people who want to find out what they can do, it then becomes all what they can do at a community level.
Especially film evenings when you have 'conscious get togethers'. One of them very recently being 'This Changes Everything' a Naomi Kline movie, assisting in pulling the threads of community together can build up a synergistic momentum. Read More »
Brendan Hoare on the Resurgence of Organic Food Production in New Zealand (Ultimo)
posted Fri May 6th 2016 @ 12:22 AM
The 2016 New Zealand Organic Market Report.
Organic produce sales have increased 11% per annum across the country, as New Zealanders are becoming more mindful as to what they are putting in their mouths and swallowing.
This interview covers the era (and error) of the 1st World War where newly concocted chemicals were introduced in armaments etc, that were seen to also have an effect in seemingly speeding up growth in plants.
This onslaught continued into synthetic chemicals and the challenges we have today with industrialised factory farming becoming intoxicated from pesticides and herbicides.
That then turned into industrial agriculture - a particular ‘culture’ (not really farming) and now we are coming to the end of this industrial age plus its ‘so-called’ mythology.
Pesticide and (herbicide) use is everywhere in our civil society, our road and parks management, in conservation and agriculture, and it begs the question:– Are we going to continue to poison our environment, our soil, our food, (that means spray poisons directly onto food), then eat it?
Is this going to be our normal practice, now and into the future? Any sane person has to say, NO I do not think so! This does not make sense!
Thus NZ society is waking up to the realisation we have to clean up our act and quickly. Read More »
Klaus Bosselmann - Revisiting the Earth Charter (Ultimo)
posted Thu April 28th 2016 @ 7:20 PM
WHAT IS THE EARTH CHARTER?
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society during this 21st century.
It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.
The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental values and principles considered useful by its supporters for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century.
Yet, how do we truly integrate world citizens into a grassroots movement to bring this into being?
Can the people of the Earth promote this idea so as to not lose
power to the overriding corporate global resource grab that is
ubiquitous and increasing?
Does the Earth Charter need revising? Read More »
Phil Stevens - Alternative Currencies, Money Systems, IT, Consultant, Disaster Recovery, Polymath (Ultimo)
posted Fri April 22nd 2016 @ 12:23 AM
Time Banks, Green Dollars, Savings Pools
The interview initially starts with latest topics of Universal basic income, Bitcoin and crypto currencies and that people are awakening to the fact that central bankers don’t have a clue as to solve this ongoing and deteriorating crisis.
In NZ the situation today looks pretty good to the casual observer - listen to MSM and government sources and we are in a stable and robust moderately growing economy - everything is quite good, some of our major trading partners are experiencing some head winds but … ‘she’ll be right.’ If you rule out the dairy shock of the last 14 months and take out the Auckland property bubble but don’t worry about those little wobbles, we as a country are doing just fine!
What this means that we in NZ are going to be following most of the rest of the world into 'debt deflation' which over the coming years is going to take hold with a greater severity.
We have been a lucky country and managed to come through the recent (GFC) Global Financial Crash of 2008 along with Australia and NZ being almost alone in the world because we had many trade ties to China and we did not get hammered like other countries - Australian minerals and NZ dairy were doing very well. China being the last big bubble to implode and it looks like it is going to do so now as well - this is big news, for if China starts to deflate, the rest of the world has nowhere to go … who is going to prop up all the bubbles and asset prices? It appears that there is soon going to be a rush to get out of all the equities markets. As this has all been built on debt finance and short sighted policies. Read More »