“TRIDENT”: (The Arms Race – OR – The Human Race)?

In Norfolk, our local Football Team (in Carrow Road) is known as ‘The Canaries’.

In day’s gone by, miners used to take Canaries down into the pits with them in cages.  If a Canary stopped singing and dropped from it’s perch dead onto the bottom of its cage – the miners all knew they had to keep checking the second and third canaries to see if it was time for them all to get out of the mine, (fast).

Right now, 10% of all species are falling off their perches and dropping dead on the bottom of their cages – and by the end of this 21st Century, 33% of all species are expected to fall off their perches onto the bottom of their ‘cage’.

If this isn’t a huge (global) indication that there’s already something very wrong with the working conditions in our own ‘pit’ – then what is?

(And even worse – where can all the innocent little children run to tomorrow when all the canaries have died – because this is ‘top-side’, not ‘down in the pits’?)

We cannot leave this vast ‘emporium’ of a ‘coal mine’ – there’s nowhere else to run, and hence what affects one, affects us all ‘here in this space and place’.

The effects of nuclear radiation take thousands of years to clear – which means that ALL the leaking nuclear reactors, all the spent nuclear ‘waste’ already dumped into the oceans, ALL the nuclear bombs, (AND all the nuclear tests), have ALL added up to increase levels of nuclear radiation in our places of work and habitation.

When added to ALL the other pollutants that have also been added to all the water, the air, the soil, (and our food), this has already increased our chances of getting some form of cancer from 1:10 to 6:10 over the last forty years.

Everyone – every baby born, every child, every woman – and every man, has a ‘Right To Life’ protected by ‘Law’.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you (ALL) in Westminster – of your duties to ‘us’ (ALL) – out here in ALL the land that surrounds you on all sides, (everywhere), that you are ALL supposed to be protecting our best interests – and not just your own, (and the bankers).

The financial investments placed in the new nuclear Trident war missiles – are supposed to be coming from – where?

Where on Earth do you all think that there is money for new nuclear –when there isn’t even enough money to be able to provide even the basic levels of public services to support the community today in the UK in the first place?

The UK has just been forced to borrow yet another £50Billion from China – just in order to try to get out of the mess that all the bankers created yesterday.

(According to Quaker publications read in 2013), circa £10Billion funds have been allocated for new Trident nuclear missiles.

How?

(And perhaps more to the point – why?)

What on Earth are you all trying to do to us (ALL)?

(And besides – there isn’t enough money left in the bank now is there!?)

The combined global governmental (or ‘national’) figure of debt today is well in excess of US$52.6Trillion – a figure of debt predominately created by all the industrialised nations (that have nuclear power stations and nuclear missiles).

And yet – even knowing that 10% of all species face extinction today and 33% of all species face extinction by the end of this century – and your own country is up to it’s ears in debt, you are STILL pushing forward with proposals – NOT for the support of the creation of ecologically beneficial (and ultimately peaceful) sustainable community living projects such as Eco-Villages – but with proposals for new nuclear war (heads).

Your proposals are themselves in direct conflict with the Geneva Convention, and also:

  1. Fukushima is still bleeding toxic nuclear waste (anyway)
  2. The proposals further contravene the ‘Human Right to Life’ (protected by Law)
  3. Contravene the Reap Report
  4. Contravene the Brundtland Report
  5. Contravene the Earth Charter
    1. Contravene Agenda 21 adopted after issue in Rio in 1992
    2. (And I repeat) – there is no money in your bank account

As there IS NO MONEY in your bank account – because you’ve already been forced to float the bankers out of bankruptcy – because the bankers didn’t have any money in ‘their’ bank account, (and you’ve already sold all the gold reserves), HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU POSSIBLY INVEST CIRCA £10BILLION IN NEW TRIDENT NUCLEAR MISSILES?

The effects of (this) total global economic collapse, were predicted in 2002, by Tony Smith MA, Architect & Lecturer at The College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn, (to students on the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Building Studies, i.e. me).

It was predicted that the bankers would create global economic collapse – because they were lending out far more money than they had.  (And also, if we weren’t careful, after governments around the world had floated their bankers out of bankruptcy, one of the next rounds of proposals may well lead us all into the next ‘world war 3’ – through the nuclear arms race – for ‘power’.)

When I was taught mathematics, (in Heacham Junior School in West Norfolk, and in Beaconsfield C of E Secondary School in Buckinghamshire), we were taught that if there are only four (organic, free-range) eggs in one basket, (whether the basket was hand-made using organic wicker grown ecologically by a craftsperson in the UK – or by a slave employed by a large multi-national conglomerate in a sweatshop in China, Taiwan, Korea, or Japan – or wherever) – it wasn’t possible to hand out, (trade, swap, or even to sell) seven eggs.

There IS only ONE Earth.

We ALL live on Earth – and we all have a right to Earth by Birth-Right.

According to the United Nations, by Spring 2011, global demand levels had reached 140%.

To repeat, there IS only ONE Earth – so how on Earth can you possibly balance your (Tax) accounts books?

You can’t sell seven eggs if there are only four – and you can’t sell 140% of 100% – and, as the whole wretched, dirty, double-dealing, disgusting banking system can’t even add up basic mathematics (due to their greed and corruption) – the whole world is, (as always), currently being forced to pay for it all?

Come on – wake up you lot ‘at the top’ – do your sums.

What are you all intended to do – kill us all with nuclear war, new nuclear Trident missiles, nuclear toxic dumping, nuclear waste, (and the continual bleeding of Fukushima) – plus of course, the nauseous & volatile ‘cocktail’ of petro-chemicals, GM, oil, petrol, diesel, LPG, Fracking, Acid Rain, AND the monotonous monopoly of monolithic mono-agricultural farming (on industrial proportions)?

Of course – we have a ‘Right To Life’ written in law – just the same as we ALL have a right to water written in and protected by ‘the law’ now too, (but realistically – how on Earth are we all supposed to take you all to court on account of your gross Professional Negligence, Murder, and Genocide – when we’re already dead, because you killed us ALL, by your own hands – through lack of access to clean drinking water, + new nuclear wars, nuclear holocaust, nuclear waste spills, oil spills, petrol spills, diesel spills, LPG spills, petro-chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and – to make even more profits, by feeding cows to cows)?

I beg you to take heed of these words – or be held accountable for your inaction.

As I am unable to proceed to take court proceedings against you when you have killed me, I will need to do so before you do – and in this, I have accumulated enough evidence in my lifetime already.

Please be aware that I first started to write (poetry) to raise awareness about the effects of pollution on the natural environment when I was about ten years old in the 1960s – so I have had plenty of years to observe, study, and research since then.

(Plus, I also represent one of the oldest living experts in this subject too – namely Avril Fox, author of ‘The Long Road To Realism’, ‘Testament of a Crone’, ‘The Emerging Ethic’, ‘Common Malaysian Moths’, and not forgetting of course – *GREEN DESIGN, which was co-written with her late son Robin Murrell.)

In fact, Avril and I are the co-designers and founders of non-profit organisations forming ‘Global Ark Projects’ (GAP – NGO) and the Tree Ark Project (TAP) intentional Eco-Village showcase ‘sustainable community living project’ social enterprises.

In (brief) summary:

Global Ark Projects (GAP) was formed to help people to join up together, to fill all the GAPs in the mARKet, to give somewhere a ‘hub’ that people could easily access to find what they needed in order to help them to save money (i.e. this recession) – through the use of all the most practical, sustainable and ecological (ethical) means and innovations, (only) – and which did NOT, (nor would not ever) promote the use of any unsustainable, un-ecological, or life-taking (killing) substances, (or methods).

(N.B.  Our proposals for ‘The Green Economy’ – aka ‘Green ECO-NO-MONEY’ – were invited for submission to MIT Climate CoLab in 2011, by Blindspotting James Greyson, Head of Blind Spot Think Tank, who, like me, is also a member of the Wiser {Earth} online community, as well as MIT Climate CoLab, Facebook, Twitter – and we’re also LinkedIn at LinkedIn too.)

Nowadays, there is NO excuse for ignorance – and, as we were taught on the BTEC HNC in Building Studies anyway, ‘Ignorance is NO Excuse in a Court of Law’ – ergo, if I am supposed to know it all as an (ecological) architectural designer, consultant, and technologist, you are too.

If I can get sued by my clients for (gross) Professional Negligence – IF I fail to fully satisfy the full brief of ‘The Earth Charter’, ‘The Egan Report’, ‘The Brundtland Report’, ’The Reap Report’, ‘Agenda 21’, (as well obviously as sustainability targets set by the United Nations – and even yourselves too – via the UK Planning Guidelines, UK Planning Law, the BRE, and all the Local Authority or ‘Council’ websites – stipulating the need for sustainability and ‘safety’ in all our proposals – either architecturally for individual applications – or indeed, for community applications), then so can you – ALL!

Any or ALL politicans, could be standing in ‘the dock’ in court – charged with being in full breach of their own rules.

Duplicity and double-dealing standards – and the lack of judicial accountability – are in part caused by your own break-down in your own rule-books, that have allowed and enforced ‘the general public’ to follow one set of rules – and provided you (all) with the feeling that you (yourselves), can walk free – regardless of your own crimes.

Crimes Sited:

  • The fraudulent miss-use and false claims of accountancy of expenses claims – paid for from the Tax Payers (i.e. ‘community’) Funds.
  • The proposals for Fracking sites – which contravene all guidelines for sustainability in all proposals
  • The proposals for new nuclear war – for proposals of new nuclear war-heads, missiles and new nuclear power stations (and generators)
  • The fraudulent duplicity of borrowing money against borrowed money (to cover the above – and the bankers own banking frauds)

As previously stated:

The effects of this recession were predicted in 2002 – so why did all the bankers continue to lend out up to 110% after this date?  (AND, why did all the Politicians allow them to do so?)

Ergo:

As ‘ALL the signs’ showed that this recession WAS about to hit us ALL, there clearly HAD to be a change in ALL the proposals formed – i.e. architecturally, the design for the economy is just the same as any other architectural design.  (And the architects of this ‘false’ economy are just as liable to be made accountable for their serious design faults as I am – IF the scales of justice [held by Lady Justice for thousands of years] are applicable to one and all the same and equally.)

There really isn’t any money.

Money is just a token promising to pay the bearer the gold value of the piece of paper that they hold in their hand – ergo, as all the gold reserves were already sold by Gordon Brown (and other politicians) previously – the pieces of paper that promise to pay the bearer are actually null and void.

In terms of proposals for new nuclear Trident war missiles therefore – and in terms of proposals for new nuclear submarines, new tanks, new jet fighter planes, new Duck Houses, new Kitchens, ‘moat cleaning’, (etc. etc.), what is to be used as the exchange currency rate in order to also purchase these articles of war (and toxic nuclear radiation pollutant/s)?

What is the overall costs in terms of all the factors – for all the factories, the nuclear power plants, the lorries, the fuel for the lorries, the staff, the premises, the waste disposal, and all the added securities and insurances needed for the manufacture of the proposed new nuclear Trident missiles?

(And what are the long-term consequences of these proposed actions? – Not within your ‘term of office’ – because within the four year window of your offices structure you aren’t going to see the long-term costs of your own actions, other than by balancing the books by producing [unnecessary] employment by your own proposals – so it just looks good on the books – but it isn’t.)

So the proposals for new Trident would provide lots of new jobs – IF the proposals were accepted – which they are most definitely NOT!

It would create new jobs in the manufacture of all the new nuclear war-heads and missiles, it would create new jobs in the production of all the new forms and documents that would need to be written (and re-written), it would undoubtedly also create new jobs in new nuclear power stations, and it would create new jobs in the staffing levels of all the (nuclear) armed forces, the guards needed for the new nuclear power plants, for the security – and also for the emergency services, etc.

But there IS NO MONEY!!

The world is currently circa US$52.6Trillion in debt already – the UK is currently circa US$2.5Trillion in debt already – so all you are liable to do, (apart from to kill us all by your proposals anyway), quite frankly, is to put us all even further into debt by all that you propose by way of new nuclear Trident missiles.

The financial costs of so doing are at least circa UK£10Billion – but THERE IS NO MONEY!!

So what are you going to do in order to create the funding needed in order to fulfil your proposals?  (Adding the costs to the UK Tax Payer’s costs – which are already paying for your salaries, your offices, your travelling expenses, your administrative staff, your stationary, your computers and equipment, your insurances, your holiday pay, your sickness pay, your pensions, your moats, duck houses, the national guard, and of course, bearing the full brunt of all of Her Majesties costs too – as well as the bankers.)

Come on – time’s up – it’s time for change.  (Councils such as Norfolk County Council already have ‘GAP’s of £189Million over the next three years!)

It doesn’t cost anything like even half this sum for us to build our own affordable eco-homes in our own intentional eco-village (type) carbon neutral ‘sustainable community living projects’.

AND – if we are all able to live in Eco-Villages in an Eco-Village existence, then we won’t (ever) need to make a claim of a single penny (more) of Tax Payers Funding, (because we’ll all be living 100% sustainably and ecologically).

Further – IF we all lived in peace in Eco-Villages – i.e. ‘Imagine Rural Development Initiative’ (IRDI) – then we’ll all be feeding our surplus (green) electricity and bio-gas into the mains too as a networked ‘green grid’, and that will save the world all the investment monies it doesn’t have in the first place.

EMAIL ‘TELEGRAM’ (POST): STOP ALL PROPOSALS FOR NEW TRIDENT MISSILES – STOP ALL PROPOSALS FOR ALL NEW NUCLEAR POWER – STOP ALL PROPOSALS FOR FRACKING – STOP ALL PROPOSALS FOR CLEANING MOATS – STOP ALL PROPOSALS FOR BUILDING NEW DUCK HOUSES – STOP.  (SOS), STOP!

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Yours Sincerely,

Linda Beamish

Eco/Ark-it-ectural Designer/Consultant/Technologist/Social Entrepreneur

Agent:  Representing Avil Fox (Co-Founders Ark Community)

Ambassador: Imagine Rural Development Initiative (IRDI)

Group Moderator:  UK Eco-Village Network (EVNUK)

Email: AnEarthMother@care2.com 

Mobile: (UK +44) 7425278960

*GREEN DESIGN, written by Avril Fox and Robin Murrell, first published in 1989 by Architecture Design and Technology Press London © Copyright Longman Group UK Limited 1989, ISBN: 1 85454 200 1 (N.B.  A CIP catalogue reference for this book is available through the British Library, for reference:  GREEN DESIGN is an essential A-Z reference book on the environmental sustainability of building materials.)

Websites:

Group Moderator at the UK Eco-Village Network – at www.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ecovillageuk/info

Ambassador: Imagine Rural Development Initiative (IRDI), Imagine Zambia, www.imaginezambia.org

www.Wiser.org/group/Ark

www.Wiser.org/group/ArkAngels

www.wiser.org/user/AnEarthMother

www.linkedin.com/pub/linda-beamish/13/987/889

www.anearthmother.wordpress.com

www.slideshare.net/AnEarthMother/presentations

www.youtube.com/user/AnEarthMother

www.facebook.com/AnEarthMother

www.twitter.com/AnEarthMother

www.twitter.com/TheArkDirectory

www.climatecolab.org/member/-/member/userId/166022

www.Eco-Designs.net

www.AnEarthMother.com

(A Friend of the Earth – aka ‘FoE’, ‘AnEarthMother’ and ‘AnArkAngel’ – for ALL children.)

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly: defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  Proverbs 31:8.9

The above quote is also re-quoted in ‘Voices Against Injustice’ (((VOICES))).  ISBN: 9 781845 502805. © Copyright 2007 Catherine House, Christian Focus Publications.

N.B.  The above was emailed to my local  MP (Keith Simpson), other local MPs, Family, Friends and Community – asking all to forward to MPs in Westminster, all to add to the campaign against yet more nuclear.

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Housing INjustice

This is a copy of an email I sent to my ex-tutor, and then copied to MP’s regarding the ‘communities right to build’, and to other non-profit organisations over the weekend of the 4th September 2011 – and forwarded on to the Eco-Village network of which I am a member:
This is crazy!!
The Government itself has asked which rules need simplifying and/or removing, between all in my Eco-Design network – and community member Avril Fox who wrote “Green Design” in the first place, which was published way back in 1989, I’m pretty sure we can write a succinct list.
(Not that they’d ever listen to us – they haven’t for fifty years and have no precident to follow.)
In fact, they haven’t listened to women for about 2000 years in the UK, ever since Boudicca lost her fight to the Romans – and women lost their rights and Rites upon this land.
When it comes to ‘a sustainable future’ – there seems little chance that the children will ever be able to face a future at all, while the governments across the world continue to expand their borrowing (- against the Gold reserves which they have already sold…?)
Whether looking at a sustainable future EcoLOGICALLY – or just economically – the simplest way to show what ‘sustainable’ actually is, is to recognise the fact that deficit is not.  (In maths, it may be possible to multiply minuses to make plusses, but in terms of financial debt, adding is just adding.)
N.B.  It’s not possible to get into food or water debt, once you get to zero, you simply die.
In terms of Dale Farm, the Government is prepared to pay out in excess of £22,000,000 (according to the reports I read), in order to evict approximately ninety families – which include lots of children and the elderly.  All of whom will then become ‘homeless’.
As homeless people, the most vulnerable will be offered council housing/housing association accommodation etc – which will cost how much exactly?
If people don’t tick the boxes for the housing offered, then they will either have to be offered accommodation in B&Bs (at what cost£?) – or will become homeless.
According to Permaculture Designer David Leigh, we are heading into the coldest winter on record.  No doubt, the people of Dale Farm who will not be housed, are supposed to freeze to death on the streets or under the (remaining) hedgerows.
The UK public sector net debt is in the region of: £920.9 billion (equivalent to 60.6 per cent of GDP of National GDP) – according to the Office of National Statistics updated 18th July 2011, and the Net debt was £2252.9 billion  or 148.9% per cent – as the unadjusted measure of public sector net debt.  (Funnily [?] enough, just about equal to the over-consumption levels quoted by the United Nations in Spring 2011, which stated we were now up to 140% consumption of Earth!)
As the UK Government has got so far into debt – in part by bailing out the banks – they have cut vital public expenditure previously issued to the Councils by way of grants.  
Yet, having spent so much to evict half the residents of Dale Farm (on top of the £920.9 billion they already owe) – they intend the preferred housing solution to be made by the council – whose grants they have already cut…
And all because the residents didn’t get planning consent for their community – at a time, when we are (FINALLY) being granted the right to build our own housing, in communities, in England – without needing planning consent…!
When our college tutor taught us that the design & construction industry needed to build sustainably back in 2003,  the CAT in Wales was used as an exemplar of what the future would (and should) become.
Interestingly, the intentional community which formed and built the Centre for Alternative Technologies (CAT) in Wales, started off by living in caravans – not dissimilar to a lot of the residents at Dale Farm!!
As the founder of landless www.thetreearkproject.org sustainable community living project showcase Eco-Village, based on the CAT in Wales – with funds similar to The Lammas Project (also in Wales – which themselves set planning precident last year), I really can’t see what all the fuss is about in relation to either travelling communities, or caravans.
Given the fact that architectural designers are supposed to be designing to suit the predicted climate changes, it is now impossible to see exactly WHAT/WHERE can ever be deemed as a permanent site, upon which to built permanent buildings.  (Let alone those built of cement, which consumes vast tonnage of energy, and emits equal tonnage of CO2 in manufacture).
(Plus we are all supposed to be supporting responsible tourism – which includes caravans and camping!)
There is little point increasing UK debt, investing in cement constructed buildings (or new nuclear power stations next to the North Sea at Sizewell B), when the predictions clearly show evidence of climate change – which would sink the investment (and create pollution which would take thousands and thousands of years to become inert).
We quite simply have to design quite differently, for a world in which nobody is reliant upon Government funding or Council Benefits or top-ups.  
A world in which people (OUR children), may well have to move to safe/r ground, repeatedly.
As my friends and colleagues already know, I’ve done that.  
Even with building earth/adobe/cob, stone, straw, wood, crammed earth/Earthships/recycled materials etc, we simply MUST surface fix all the renewable technologies, doors, windows etc, so that they can be removed when needed, and used elsewhere.  (Saving valuable energy & resources in the process, as the energy which was consumed in the original manufacture, will never be wasted.)
The earth, stone, reed, wood etc, will simply go back into the ground whence it came, without causing any further pollution to Earth.
IF Dale Farm is anything to go by, then we will simply NEVER get the communities right to build.
The precident/s are already set, as all across the UK, there are approved ‘exemplars’ of sustainable design, hailed as ‘Beacons’ for others to follow, and which show people exactly how easy it is to live without needing any benefits or top-ups.  Showing people, how they can live for £0 rent, £0 electricity bills, £0 heating bills, £0 water bills, £0 sewage bills – saving Councils £Millions in the process.
I met Norman Lamb MP again in July, when I was invited to attend the opening of Voluntary Norfolk – I gave him an A4 page, entitled “ARK IT”  – showing the photograph of the small girl crawling through drought blighted Sudan, followed by the vulture.  (Apparently the photographer waited for a good 20 minutes before taking the photograph, because he thought it would make a better photograph if the vulture spread its wings.  As it was, it didn’t, but he won the Pulitzer prize for his photograph anyway.  
The photographer took his life three months after taking the prestigious award-winning photograph.  When I read that years ago on the original email, I felt it was possibly because he hadn’t done anything to help the little girl.  The other month, my daughter was studying poverty for her homework, and found the photograph and the story online.  She told me that my instinct was right.  Apparently, Kevin Carter had left the child to the vultures – for fear of Aids.
I doubt that he had asked for her signature on any release form either, don’t you?  (And I don’t suppose that she was paid to model for the photograph – or even left with a bottle of water…)
While professionals in the field have no conscience – or at least, one which only hits them three months later, I doubt that the people who live in the UK will ever have the human rights to live free in the land they love and live in.
While every square metre of land, is seen as a figure on the stock market walls – in terms of its manufacturing commodity of food, or water, or woollen jumpers to sell out of supermarkets, then nobody will ever be able to afford the land they actually have proven need to live upon.
And, while housing is always seen as a financial investment, instead of the shelter which we need to protect us from the elements (which are becoming far more extreme and intense – due to the unsustainable and polluting lifestyles of the 20 – 20% of Earth’s humanity, who refuse to believe the scientific evidence), then we will never be able to run the Subsidiary Diploma in Environmental Sustainability – or to live the way in which we KNOW we must.
I can’t but help wonder, how long it will be before the decision makers who have taken 50 years to accept the scientific evidence into everyday talk, of sustainability, of green designs, of pollution – and of Earth’s changing climate, suddenly wake up to the fact that because its taken them ALL so long to get there, they have actually allowed the predictions to become a living reality for EVERY child, woman and man upon the planet.
Like the photographer who happily left the child to the vulture to run off and develop his celluloid image, only waking up to his act of murder three months after the event.
As a woman who started writing poetry about pollution at the age of eight, in order to teach the adults (who couldn’t understand the scientific evidence way back then in the 1960s), I’ve been smiling through the adversity and unfairness of it all ever since!!
Luckily, at about the same time, we were taught at Heacham Junior School that Queen Boudicca had quite possibly walked upon the pathways which we did here in East Anglia, as did Pocahontas – both of whom became the heroins for my own footfall!!
I really don’t see it as any different from the Romans!!  
Just as Boudicca’s daughters were shafted by them, so are my own (environmentally) by the ruling classes & decision makers today.
(N.B.  I also find it incredibly funny, that ‘the Scales of Justice’ are always held by a woman – yet the men who make ALL the rules, forget to ask or to listen to women in the first place, and generally only include about 20-25% women in all their decision making policies.)
EQUAL (human) RIGHTS??  
(Only in a vote to keep out the worst – and not STILL even for proportional representation for women!!!)
You have to laugh – don’t you!!??