Archive for February, 2011

Quote of the Week

“I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the Bank. … You are a den of vipers and thieves.”

President Andrew Jackson (1834)


February 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm 1 comment

Still waters run deep (in Fiji)

Robert from the States has posted an interesting comment on my Fiji Water post, so let’s return to the South Pacific. His main point is that Fiji water is no less dodgy, environmentally speaking, than Evian et al. True as far as it goes, though I’m in Yorkshire, which is a lot closer to France than to Fiji. However, the other multinationals which flog us water are not making a virtue of being “green”.

 Far be it from me to be cynical (!) but maybe Robert would log back on and tell us all whether he happens, perchance, to have any connection with Fiji Water? Fine if so, but I think the information is relevant. Don’t you?

February 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment

Stat of the Week

The number of malnourished people in the Near East and N Africa increased by 13 million between 1990 and 2003.

Source: FAO 2006

February 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

How cold is my valley?

Who I am

This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.