Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Driven to Despair a cool PBS Special
- Or it could be that you have a condition that may limit your exercise routines. That could be the reason for it or it could be like you said, liability.K.
From: Philip Chase <philipbchase@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:59:56 AM
Subject: [rootsradicals] Re: Driven to Despair a cool PBS Special
--- In rootsradicals@ yahoogroups. com, David Chase <dr2chase@.. .> wrote:
> People are not necessarily cheap. I'd like to think that there is a
> use for them than just providing the brute force to haul stuff around.
Will the robot keep my ice cream from melting? And when it fails in
that mission can I fire that robot and hire another one?
I prefer Mighk's model where kids do the work. It gives me more
choices, builds community, teaches kids responsibility, gets kids off
their duffs, etc. The problem is, in our litigious world can we
accept the liability of asking a child to do something that might be
I love how health professionals tell you exercise is good for you but
they always temper it with, "Always check with you physician before
starting an exercise program". God forbid we suggest something that
is good for 99% but hazardous to 1%. That would be irresponsible or
worse---it might incur liability.
- Hi EmilyI tried to reply to your personal email to me, but it bounced as your IP blocked it...so here's my responce:I am aware of Michael Pollan's work, and have explored a lot of similar ideas.
As a Permaculture gardener/designer/assistant teacher, I know the very best knowledge/wisdom lies with the remnants of indigenous cultures, and Permaculture's attempts to revive that knowledge. That our local indigenous people (Maori) are very interested in Permaculture, is a joy! As David Holmgren says (as one of the co-orignators of Permaculture) "all we're trying to do is get people back in touch with that peasant groundedness, that 'common sense' about how to live sustainably in place", and pass it on to future generations of all life in good condition!Horses will be part of the future mix for transport systems, as will oxen as seen in the Peak Oil doco "The Power Of Community"http://www.powerofcommunity.org/cm/index.php .....and of course bicycles, especially Xtracycles!I passed on some articles to a friend (see the links below) and he completely freaked out. He's now really keen it get his garden really firing, make sure his bicycles are functional, and I'm working on him to get involved with our local Transition Town group...community is the only real "solution"...we'll have pull togeather to survive.RegardsTedNelson, New Zealandhttp://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=a7AhRhE4NJlM&refer=home
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