IQ Test

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?

His last battle.

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

At the bottom of the page.

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?

Liquid.

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?

Marriage.

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?

Exams.

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?

Lunch & dinner.

Q7. What looks like half an apple?

The other half.

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become? It will simply become wet.

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping?

No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

You will never find an elephant that has only one hand.

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have?

Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?

No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

Spread the laughter, share the cheer. Let’s be happy, while we’re here!!

Earthbag Homes

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What the world needs now, is cheap and affordable housing, to provide protection from the oncoming ravages of climate change.

There are many benefits of building with earthbags:

  • low cost as many of the materials are local, free, or low cost recycled.
  • self-built and self-improvable, easy to learn, needs few tools
  • low-tech: building with earth is time tested
  • build greener: low embedded energy, non-toxic and abundant, and recycleable
  • replicable: simple to build, materials readily available, and not expensive

Visit these websites for more information:

  • https://earthbagplans.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.dreamgreenhomes.com/materials/earth/earthbags.htm
  • http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-by-Step-Earthbag-Building/
  • http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/house-plans/free-house-plans/

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Australia Votes in 2016

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The voters of Australia are facing a dilemma. Who to vote for in the upcoming election? We have the money laundering or theft or whatever you want to call it via Parakeelia Pty Ltd – suspected to be one of many. We need a Federal based ICAC to stamp out the fraud of politicians, banks and big business, but the major parties are very backward in coming forward to support this idea that over 80% of voters are in favour of.

The LNP and ALP are both very wary of a hung parliament not wanting to have to negotiate with anyone to get their plans into place. Experience suggests that a collaborative parliament where negotiations have to occur to get the best for the people and the planet is the best form of government. Some people have gone so far as to suggest that there should be nor parties at all in the Senate which would allow the senators to make decisions based on what is best for their state and the people living there.

Remember, when casting your vote, choose wisely, because the planet is at a T-intersection. One direction, and the planet survives and humans don’t become extinct. The other direction, and the planet dies, along with humans.

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Anonymous – Message to Citizens of Earth

~Respect Existence or Expect Resistance~

Citizens of Nations from all around the World

This is a message from us, from the resistance, the last line of defense. We have been watching the World’s events unfold around you, and truth be told, we are highly displeased. The monstrosities carried out by governments worldwide, on a daily basis, have grown, far, too, Old, and we are here to bring these corrupt corporate paid acts, to justice.

If you are tired of watching the World, our only planet We call home, be ripped to shreds, for the illusion of riches, which is based on a piece of paper, with false value placed upon it. If you are afraid of your government, or afraid to wake up in the morning to a war-torn city, whether you are afraid of your life being lost because you have been tossed into pointless wars, fighting for someone you will never meet, or who will never care about you, but only cares of the money he takes because of you, then you, my friend, are part of the resistance. We are here to ask the public to join our crusade. Inform. If you are hearing this broadcast, if you are watching this transmission, if you are reading our words and letters, then you, my friend, are Anonymous! Part of an ever growing Legion, that will never Perish! Part of a collective, that relies in unison.
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This message goes directly to the people that are aware of our corrupted, and unwilling society, as well as to the people that are not aware, but wishing to be. Wishing for something more in life besides money and a job. Furthermore, We will never be destroyed. We, as in you, and us. We, as in everything, and everyone. We, as an idea. Ideas cannot be arrested, killed, or broken. It cannot be interfered, nor can it be stopped. Ideas, like courage, is contagious. Ideas cannot be divided. The idea is in the mind. You cannot throw it away in the trash. You cannot erase-it, nor can you forget it. We are Anonymous, and We are an idea not to be reckoned with. We are an idea, that will never halt, or stand idly by, while our governments commit vile acts against the very people, they claim, or took an oath, to serve and protect, so very highly.
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If you are tired of your government, and its broken system, if you are tired of people not willing to care for our world, our rights, our society, and its future generations, then join Us! Join the resistance. What have you done so far in life? Except become like the other billions of people, who are going through the same process. We know, this is why they seek Us. Both Us and themselves, they knew the moment they clicked this message, or read these words, that Our time and moment, has came. They, like most of the people around you, want change for the better. You want compassion. You want care. You want equal rights, and an open society, that makes positive impact, without the corrupt corporate paid governments interruption. You want less value on human possession, and more value on human life.
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We know this is why you seek to become Anonymous. Yet, most people are worried. Worried that they won’t succeed in life. Worried that they won’t have enough money to feed their families. Worried about their future. Worried that they won’t have enough money to pay the rent. Worried that some-day, they will become something low, while others expected something high from them. Worried about their job and their appearance. Worried about death. You want something more to life, than just to be born, grow up, make money, retire, and die like the billions of people inhabiting this planet, and all of it, for nothing. That is why we are here. That is why the resistance has came. We are not saviours. We are concerned citizens. Formed, built, and molded upon, from an idea that purifies itself with freedom and justice. We were here since the start. Since the beginning of you. Since the birth of everyone and everything. We are fighting for your rights. We are fighting for you, and you only. We speak as one.
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For we wish for no fame or profit, but sincerity and equality. Yet, we are not just one single person, group, or community who call ourselves Anonymous. We are not just hackers like the media says, and has corrupted you with. We are you. We are your neighbours. We are your fathers and your mothers. We are your sons and your daughters. We are your aunts and your Uncles, your sisters and your brothers. We are the poor unemployed man, who is looking for his purpose in life, and the food to place on the family’s table, as well as the lawyer who fights for the accused to the court of law, and the teacher who teaches the children, and the person who delivers your mail, the students in your school, the workers in a company. We are the person near you. We are the person walking with you. The person in the car you are seeing right now. We are your lover, and enemy. We are them, and they, are us. This was a message from Anonymous, the final resistance. This was a call of justice.
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We are Anonymous.
We are the Resistance.
We are Legion.
We are an Idea.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
United as One.
Divided by None.
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Expect Us!

Human Exploitation of Nature Has Driven Planetary Health to the Edge

New report says ‘we have been mortgaging the health of future generations’
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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To put it bluntly, humanity has been trashing the planet like never before. And unless immediate changes take place, the prognosis for global health and the natural systems on which civilization depends is bleak.

So finds a new report from The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health, written by 15 leading academics and policymakers.

Entitled Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch (pdf), the report from the international team outlines how a new, integrated view of what prosperity means can safeguard the environment, foster equitable consumption, and offer a better outlook for human well-being.

Part of the problem thus far, the researchers write, is that nature and economy have been divorced. “We have been mortgaging the health of future generations to realize economic and development gains in the present,” the study states. Instead, seeing the interconnectedness of nature and human civilization can benefit both, they write, adding that “there is a growing awareness that humanity’s historical patterns of development cannot be a guide for the future.”

Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, explains the gravity of the situation: “The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Planetary Health Commission has issued a dire warning: Human action is undermining the resilience of the earth’s natural systems, and in so doing we are compromising our own resilience, along with our health and, frankly, our future.”

Professor Andy Haines of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, and chair of the report added: “We are on the verge of triggering irreversible, global effects, ranging from ocean acidification to biodiversity loss.”

“These environmental changes—which include, but extend far beyond climate change—threaten the gains in health that have been achieved over recent decades and increase the risks to health arising from major challenges as diverse as under-nutrition and food insecurity, freshwater shortages, emerging infectious diseases, and extreme weather events,” Haines stated.

To achieve planetary health—meaning taking into consideration both the health of human civilization the natural systems on which it depends—requires shift-change in several ares, but solutions are possible, the report states. Changes that help both human health and the environment can take the form of reduced air pollution, wetland and magrove protection, more green speaces in urban areas, and more fruit- and vegetable-centered diets.

The report’s executive summary concludes: “Humanity can be stewarded successfully through the 21st century by addressing the unacceptable inequities in health and wealth within the environmental limits of the Earth, but this will require the generation of new knowledge, implementation of wise policies, decisive action, and inspirational leadership.”

Released in conjunction with the Commission report are two studies from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that illustrate specific health impacts from climate change. One study focused on how pollinator loss could lead to declines in crops that help prevent non-communicable diseases; the other looked at how rising CO2 levels lower levels of zinc—key for maternal and child health—in foods, thereby threatening as many as 180 million people with zinc deficiency by around 2050.

Samuel Myers, senior research scientist in the Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health, senior author of the pollinator study and lead author of the zinc study, stated: “Whether we’re talking about land use, deforestation, degradation of global fisheries, disruption of the climate system, biodiversity loss, appropriation of fresh water, changes to aquatic systems—all of the changes are profound and they’re accelerating, and they represent a significant challenge to global health.”
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Reposted from Common Dreams

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