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Monday, April 24, 2006

S-Dalder's and Youth "Letter of Demand"

there is an updated version (No2 Letter of Demand).
It is at envirotalk, in the forums under "Polls".
Question: "Would you sign the Letter of Demand"?

Letter Number 2 came from feedback to the first letter.
http://www.envirotalk.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=5486
and is pasted below:
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Could I suggest a more appropriate wording that I think is likely to get a more sympathetic hearing would be

TO: The Honourable Elected Representatives of the Australian People

Regarding the issue of how our taxes are being spent in regard to polluting, climate change inducing, energy production.

We the people of Australia, demand that our tax dollars be used to deliver sustainable energy supplies and systems that will be of benefit to all of the people of Australia for sometime into the future, and in fact, the entire planet.

Due to the effects of Climate Change via CO2 being released into our
atmosphere and overwhelming information from the Scientific Community to support this; we understand that our taxes would have a greater effect of reducing our CO2 emissions if they were invested into "cleaner", sustainable energy and sustainable living systems.

We believe that a proportion of our tax dollars, which are currently spent on the production of energy for our use, must be used for the development of the following sustainable energy systems.

1. Research and development of government owned geothermal energy production.
2. Research and development of Tidal; Wind; and Solar Power energy production.
3. The reinstallment of the solar energy rebate scheme and creation of one for other alternative power systems.
4. The development and support for sustainable living education programs for individuals and families.
5. Government funded scientific investigation leading to the development of a local supply of hydrogen energy.
6. Improved and affordable family oriented local public transport.
7. Improved local Government funded rail infrastructures (which remain in the hands of the Australian people).
8. Adequate funding for the maintenance and upkeep of our existing public transport systems and infrastructures.


Signed by


I do not believe we will get anywhere demanding from a government that which cannot be delivered. I would certainly like to hear other peoples thoughts on this.

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Poll discussions background:
http://www.envirotalk.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=5490

S-Dalder wrote Letter of Demand(2)
(contact here):
http://www.envirotalk.com.au/forum/index.php?showuser=273

My opinion, this letter is very good and i would like both letters published/signed/distributed/promoted and endorsed by anyone and everyone who is willing !

and also - finally ...Letter No 3!

My 17 yo daughter Natalie's "YOUTH LETTER"


We, the youth of Australia, demand that our children and our grandchildren
have as many opportunities as we have had to witness the beauty of this
earth and it's creations for themselves.
We demand that Energy sources (such as coal and nuclear) contributing to
climate change be stopped.
We demand that the government give our money which we earn, (our taxes) not
to these harmful energy corporations, but towards sustainable energy
production instead.

This sustainable energy will consist of the following points.
In order and depending on the location:
Government owned geothermal energy production.
Tidal power energy production.
Wind farm energy.
Solar Power energy production.
Government funded scientific research and investigation into the use of
hydrogen energy.
Government funding for improved local public transport, which is free for
the public.
Government funding for improved local public rail infrastructures, which is
free for the public.
No more privatisation of our existing energy supplies, or public transport
infrastructures.

We also demand that our taxes which are currently being spent on scientific
research be re-channeled into scientific research into CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING,
SAFE, sustainable energy production.

This research will consist of the following points.
Specifically, and in order:
Hydrogen Fuel supply
'Biotowers' http://biotower.org/description.htm

Farming the Native Wildlife of Australia

Farming Native Wildlife - Poll at envirotalk:

Should we be farming/harvesting Australia's native wildlife?????http://www.envirotalk.com.au/forum/index.php?act=Post&CODE=02&f=89&t=4003

I have looked into emu farming on my own property. It is NOT going to be
easy....

For starters, very high (and expensive) fences have to be installed.
You cannot start with a couple of pairs, you have to start with 50 (off
memory). Those 50 have to be purchased from an established (licensed via Dp
nat resources and environment) emu farmer and there are none of whom that i
found are willing to sell that many … at this stage. The animals need to be killed on site and an "environmentally friendly" waste site has to be established to do the
killing and the processing of the waste. The finer details are available via
dnr&e.

I have not yet looked into farming roos, wallaby's, possums or goannas or
any other native species.

As far as I know there is no license to undertake such activities.

As a former chairperson of WIRES South in Sydney, and as a hands on wildlife
carer for a few years, i have had some real experience with wildlife from
jelly bean to release and productive life.

I do know that goannas contain many tape worms in their stomachs, i have
seen them with my own eyes as i pulled a chicken out of one's throat,
regurgitating its stomach.

Not a pretty sight.

moving right along...

I would like to set up a small diverse meat farm utilising all of the above
animals. My property could easily support at least 50 native animals in my
opinion, I cannot imaging how many goannas! I certainly have enough to live
off sustainably on my property. They compete with me (very successfully) for
my chickens and their eggs!

From my enquiries to date, my dreams of farming native animals for their
meat is going to be very hard to get through to reality due to this type of
industry simply not existing anywhere yet in Australia. If it hasn't yet
been done, then there is no permit, therefore, i can’t purchase one to start
it! So i am not allowed to... simple. ????

I'm not talking about a cruel monoculture type system where animals are
housed in un-natural pens and overcrowded, or left in baron hot fields all
day, lucky to find the shade of one half dead tree, but a natural bushland
setting with ONE fence, surrounding them all, where the well fed happy
animals over-breed naturally in their natural environment (with the addition
of my house) and their offspring are taken for others to eat to maintain a
constant balance (as in perm culture).

Moving on to Cattle...

I can pick up a sick newborn for free locally. I can raise it myself or put
it onto a cow that is feeding another or is being used as a milker. I can
crowd it in with others and treat them all terribly, sckitching dogs onto them
and not worming them. Then i can have them butchered for a handy profit. Or
i can take them to market myself or sell them off at a Sale.. where they
will experience being overcrowded in trucks, surrounded by fellow stranger
terrified and prodded animals, then locked into tiny filty hot pens while
being hit with electric shocks before they have to go through it all over again once sold,
before they are being slaughtered (hopefully humanely), though I have never been
to a slaughter house, so I couldn’t say. Anyhow, this treatment of animals is
“normal” so it is all ok! Hrm….

I know all the stages above are true, i have watched them (first hand) in
various States around the east coast of Aus. My neighbours did it all the
time and made small fortunes from these animals misfortune, fear and misery.

On top of the above with cattle, their hard hooves degrade our land in the wet season
and the holes they make allow weeds to become very firmly established.

Continuing along this track simply does not make sense!

This issue is important for the sake of our natural environment.

Our natives are here for our natives, we should be farming our natives...
with a little help from some introduced friends which are also sustainable.

Regards
Anne

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Published Stuff


Some Published stuff:

  • Climate Change Action Group


  • Green Left Weekly
    Sustainable Clean Energy Supplies - NOT Nuclear
    http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2006/658/658p11.htm

    Something from a while back -
    SievX Memorial
    Our Woomera Experience:
    http://library.sievxmemorial.org/agoddard001.htm

    At "Active-Brisbane"
    Coke, General Agreement on Trades and Services(GATS)/Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the loss of Paradise:
    http://www.active.org.au/brisbane/news/display.php3?article_id=531

    Nuclear Waste - Submission for SA - we won!!!!
    http://www.active-green.org/action.php?id=309&PHPSESSID=a8c1870360a87d2261588fac45315df2

    Magnetic Times:
    Bring the Troops Home:
    http://magnetictimes.com/index.php?d=6&ID=1158

    Letter of Demand from the People of Australia

    Anne's Blog - Sunday April 9, 2006

    Hi

    Below is a letter of demand to the elected representatives of the Australian people.

    If you agree with this letter, and understand that we stand at a point in time where our voices MUST be heard, then... PLEASE take the time to print out the letter; add the time, date, your address, your name and signature, then mail it to: Anne Goddard, C/- PO Box 316, Gin Gin, Qld, 4671. I will accurately collate all the letters and send them to our elected representatives.

    Thank you for allowing me to force our elected representatives to do as WE wish with OUR money.

    Warm regards
    Anne
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    Visit the "Climate Change Action Group"http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/ClimateChangeAction/------------------------------------------------
    Letter of Demand from the people of Australia:
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    DATE: DAY________ MONTH __________________,2006
    TIME: _______________ AM/PM
    FROM:
    TITLE:_____ FIRST NAME(s):_______________SURNAME:_______________________

    ADDRESS: ___________________________

    ___________________________________

    TO:

    The Honourable Elected Representatives of the Australian People

    Regarding the issue of our taxes being spent subsidizing unsustainable,polluting, climate change inducing, energy production. We the people of Australia, demand that our tax dollars be RECHANNELED into sustainable energy supplies, that will be of benefit to all of the people of Australia for sometime into the future, and in fact, the entire planet.

    Due to the effects of Climate Change via CO2 being released into ouratmosphere and overwhelming information from the Scientific Community tosupport this, information which the President of the USA, Mr George Bush, does not deny; We understand that our taxes would have a greater effect of reducing our CO2 emissions if they were invested into "cleaner", sustainable, energy productions.

    We believe our tax dollars, which are currently spent on the production ofenergy for our use, must be used for the following sustainable energyproduction methods:
    In order, descending, dependant upon on location.
    1. Government owned geothermal energy production
    2. Tidal Power energy production
    3. Wind farm energy production
    4. Solar Cells energy production
    5. Government funded scientific investigation leading to building of infrastructure for the local supply of hydrogen energy
    6. Improved, reliable, local public transport
    7. Improved local Government funded rail infrastructures (which remain inthe hands of the Australian people)
    8. No more privatisation of our existing Rail systems and public transport infrastructures
    9. Adequate funding for the maintenance and upkeep of our existing public transport systems and infrastructures.

    We also demand that our taxes which are currently being spent on scientific research be rechannelled into scientific research into CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING, SAFE, SUSTAINABLE Energy production.

    Specifically, and in order descending:

    1. Local Hydrogen fuel supply.
    2. "Biotowers" http://biotower.org/description.htm

    Signed by


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    printed name in full of the above signator