About this Site

Yep, it is really me!

So, you are curious. This is good! We’d like to tell you why we’re here and, more importantly, why you should be here. 

NG stands for “no good” as you probably guessed. Our ideas may be NG but, hey, they’re okay. Your comments on our posts may be NG but they too are okay (as long as they don’t attack anyone or use words children should not be reading) Having said that, here’s where our thought process evolved from.

Wanna skip the story? Click here for the conclusion.

It all started back in the 60s

 

In the 1960s, activism seemed to draw much of America, especially youth, into alternative ways of looking at life, politics, and the world. Demonstrations, teach-ins, and sit-ins occurred throughout the country as citizens became involved in civil rights, peace, environmental, free speech, and anti-Vietnam issues. To some extent, the prevalence of hippie culture was shallow.

There are similar ideas and movements today.  People of varying ages organize rallies and discussions about war, peace, the environment, global warming and, yes, politics. Some ideas just don’t seem to fade into the past.

Give peace a chanceWhile many people are stuck on the romanticism of radical activism, few people seem to understand larger reasons for undertaking action. It’s not just about protests and boycotts for the sake of protests and boycotts, and it’s not just anti-globalism for the sake of being anti-global. For many people, it’s about building and maintaining a democracy, a place where everyone must participate as members for the sake of our collective welfare and social empowerment, caring about the environment and the planet.

Peace!

By 1960, there was a TV in almost every American living room, bringing newly visible images of war, poverty, racism, and nuclear threat. Harder to see (except in hindsight) are a number of domestic and global forces building up a storm of political activism. The peace sign (or peace symbol), designed and first used in the UK during the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, later became synonymous with opposition to the Vietnam War. The peace sign is on the way back, by popular demand.

The whole earth catalogThe 1960s counterculture embraced a back-to-the-land ethic, and communes of the era often relocated to the country from cities. Influential books of the 1960s included Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb. Environmentalists were quick to grasp the implications of Ehrlich’s writings on overpopulation, the Hubbert “peak oil” prediction, and more general concerns over pollution, litter, the environmental effects of the Vietnam War, automobile-dependent lifestyles, and nuclear energy. More broadly they saw that the dilemmas of energy and resource allocation would have implications for geo-politics, lifestyle, environment, and other dimensions of modern life.

Climate change

Today the world is on track to experience an average increase in air temperature of four to six degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, according to recent analysis by the International Energy Agency. Such warming would pose severe threats to human society: displacement by rising seas of millions of people who live along vulnerable coastlines; increasing frequency and intensity of storms; diminished agricultural harvests; declines in biodiversity; desertification; and more severe droughts and floods, among its effects. Sometimes it is hard to find the right information because of the noise level generated by the skeptics.

Do not enter

There are plenty of publications with differing views, fake or distorted stories, alt-right, anti-environment, you name it. Breitbart and The Daily Mail are but two of these.

If your emphasis leans more toward topics such as sensational crime stories, astrology, television, and, yes, fake news, by all means you have lots of choices. However, you are wasting your time here.

We publish what we like and believe in. If your preferences are like ours you have arrived.

High noise level

Google can warn users that claims made in search results and news articles are disputed by fact-checking sites, the latest effort to combat so-called “fake news.” The feature relies on an algorithm of data compiled by a host of fact check sites, among them Snopes, NPR, Politico, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Politifact.

This site does not suppress information. We simply act as a FILTER of sorts FOR YOU by publishing news which we like and feel merits reading. We have been accused of a bit of a liberal bias at times but so be it. I suppose, we act as the required ear protection.

We do not suggest you should not read “fake news”.
We are simply suggesting: NOT HERE.

We pre-select topics for those who wish to follow these topics. And that saves you time and effort if you are looking for the same information.

Pretty simple, no?

 

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