The Electricity Industry’s Death Spiral – Pressed

The Electricity Industry’s Death Spiral Bring on The Death Spiral!  The National Electricity Grid operators have been platinum-plating surplus and unnecessary infrastructure for years, because they get guaranteed payment from the Federal Government based on the value of their assets, not on what they actually provide to the consumer.  Insanity. This: The Electricity Industry’s Death Spiral, Pressed from Damn the Matrix, with thanks – go read it! Advertisements Continue reading The Electricity Industry’s Death Spiral – Pressed

Nhulunbuy and the future of a remote township: an open letter to State Capitalism

Nhulunbuy and the future of a remote township: an open letter to State Capitalism. In a former life, I mapped the township of Nhulunbuy for the national mapping program, and have followed its fortunes and failings ever since.  It would, of course, be a great shame to leave this community to rot once its ‘useful life’  for resource extraction and on-selling has come to a close… Pressed This well-articulated interrogation from Fieldnotes & Footnotes, with thanks (hope you don’t mind…). Continue reading Nhulunbuy and the future of a remote township: an open letter to State Capitalism

No animals were harmed

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No animals were harmed American Humane Association monitor Gina Johnson confided in an email to a colleague on April 7, 2011, about the star tiger in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. While many scenes featuring “Richard Parker,” the Bengal tiger who shares a lifeboat with a boy lost at sea, were created using CGI technology, King, very much a real animal, was employed when the digital version wouldn’t suffice. “This one take with him just went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side,” Johnson wrote. “Damn near drowned.” King’s… Continue reading No animals were harmed