WarTip Blog

Are large scale food forests sustainable?
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
Pin It

The food forests, by many accounts, are a relatively recent (re)discovery from the works of David Holmgren and Bill Mollison regarding Permaculture. It should be noted that there are still food forests that have been in existence for literally thousands of years (in Southern Morocco) that are still producing ample and varied supplies of food even thousands of years after being planted and with very little human assistance … and literally going hundreds of years without being farmed at all … and still producing a surplus of fruits and vegetables.

Pin It

How do you provide opportunity to the poor
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
Pin It

The Isolated Community Service Center (ICSC) derives its name from its conception as a means to provide for the basic essentials of life in more rural and largely isolated communities. The overall concept however, has been greatly expanded to include it in additional programs and to utilize the resources generated more efficiently in order to assist even larger numbers of people.

As such, the name may change but the overall concept will remain the same. Ideally, there will be at least one ICSC facility for every five to ten Barangays based on local needs and the strategic positioning of the facilities on a national level. Once these facilities are in operation, they can immediately begin to assist the local populations and upon the completion of the networks or districts, they can begin to provide even more assistance on the national and even global level.

Pin It

What is the answer to the global refugee crisis?
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
Pin It

Let us avoid, to the extent that we can, the arguments and differentiation between those refugees who are actual refugees fleeing war and its subsequent ravages and those immigrants who are “merely” fleeing oppression and impoverished conditions in their home countries. Let us instead focus on the fact that there is a major refugee crisis that needs to be addressed. There are a limited number of programs in place, but by and large, these people are poorly housed, poorly fed, poorly cared, ill-equipped to assimilate in their new environments and frequently, turned loose without any real chance of being successful or becoming overly productive, contributing members of societyi.

Most of the current solutions merely seek to put a band-aid on the proverbial bullet hole. Blanket solutions that seek to soothe the symptoms often do nothing to effect a cure for the disease … and in far too many cases, actually serves to exacerbate the very problems it claims to be attempting to rectify. So what is the best solution for the global refugee crises?

Pin It

The People must always have an enforceable voice in government
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
Pin It

Holding the Corporations and Government in Check Without Impeding the Social Standards or Growth and Development

There are those that will claim that all corporations are evil … except for those that are not of course … which is beyond just hypocritical … though that is a topic for another article perhaps. There are also those that believe corporations, as the driving factor behind economic stability and growth, are the only solution. Likewise, the same can be said for government.

Pin It

Sustainable Timber and the Paulownia Princessa
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
Pin It

Renewable Resources are going to be imperative if we are ever to implement a truly symbiotic relationship with our natural environment. Among the issues that exist with CO2 buildup, with a sincere effort not to delve into the entire political realm, is the vast deforestation that has occurred across the globe. If there is to be any solution, it needs to include the potential for profitable, sustainable programs for the raising, harvesting and utilization of lumber across the globe. Such a program is not as impossible as it would seem as there is a single variety of tree that will allow for the implementation of just such a system.

Pin It

Why government is not the best solution
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
Pin It

And what is the most likely solution …

Government will most likely always be a necessary social construct. While there will always be those fiercely independent types who elect to live as far away from governmental authority and control as possible, there will likewise and conversely be those who prefer living under the illusion of freedom in order to remain relatively safe. Indeed, the very term “Politically Correct” is a reference to the demands of a great many members of society to have the government control what people may or may not say and even what they may or may not legally think or believe. While both of these sides may be on the outer fringes and extremes of society, the fact remains that government is among us, and whether or not we care about politics, politics cares about us … but that does make government the best option for the future of sustainable human growth and development?

Pin It