Posts Tagged ‘law’

Monday Moaning

Stupid laws.

Comments from my Make you Fink on Friday post made an old issue raise its ugly head.

The world is full of stupid laws that prevent people from living their lives as they want to.

The one in question is the zoning laws that outlaw earth ship type houses, but there are many others.

To my way of thinking, when you buy land, it is yours. If you want to build a castle, a house or an earth ship, that is your decision and the local authorities have no say in the matter.

Earth ships are usually free form and reflect sustainable living

Earth ships are usually free form and reflect sustainable living

An Earthship is a type of passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires) – Wikipedia

But local authorities ban them, why?

There will come a time when this type of dwelling is necessary.

They are not ugly buildings, quite the opposite, they conform to nature.

Another stupid, stupid law prevents most people from growing their tomatoes and other veges in the front yard or areas that can be seen from the street.

Criminal activity, growing veges in the front yard

Criminal activity, growing veges in the front yard

Why can’t you grow veges in the front yard, if you choose this form of self-sufficiency, you should be awarded.

But you can only grow flowers… You can’t eat flowers!

The criminals are the ones who complain that front yard vege gardens ruin the neighbourhhod, it is these people who are responsible for our declining society.

Yet another stupidity. Why can’t we buy fresh milk? But we have to buy the crap sold in supermarkets.

Just look at that full cream at the top of those jars

Just look at that full cream at the top of those jars

We are forced by law to buy milk that has been pasteurised, homogenous, ultra heat treated and had the crap beaten out if it, because if we don’t the bastard dairy corporations won’t make a profit.

One of the biggest cons; skim milk, sold as ‘low fat’ or diet milk. Skim milk has part, or all the butterfat removed, what’s left has no use in the human food chain. When I was a kid it was slops feed to the pigs… maybe it still is. Because they sell it at the same price as ‘whole’ (which it isn’t) milk; raking in even more profit from the gullible.

If we choose to buy milk direct from the source, why can’t we. “It’s bad for the health! It’s full of bacteria!” Bullshit! I have been drinking whole unpasteurised milk almost most of my life (60+ years), neither I nor anyone I know has ever suffered from any milk related illness.

These are just three examples of stupid laws.

Can you think of others?

Leave a comment, because for sure I haven’t covered the whole gamut.

Make you Fink on Friday

light-bulb

Did you know that the lifetime of light bulbs once used to last for more than 2500 hours and was reduced on purpose to just 1000 hours? Did you know that nylon stockings once used to be that stable that you could even use them as tow rope for cars and its quality was reduced just to make sure that you will soon need a new one? Did you know that you might have a tiny little chip inside your printer that was just placed there so that your device will break after a predefined number of printed pages thereby assuring that you buy a new one? Did you know that Apple originally did not intend to offer any battery exchange service for their iPods/iPhones/iPads just to enable you to continuously contribute to the growth of this corporation?

This strategy was maybe first thought through already in the 19th century and later on for example motivated by Bernhard London in 1932 in his paper Ending the Depression Through Planned Obsolescence. The intentional design and manufacturing of products with a limited lifespan to assure repeated purchases is denoted as planned/programmed obsolescence and we are all or at least most of us upright and thoroughly participating in this doubtful endeavor. Or did you not recently think about buying a new mobile phone / computer / car / clothes / because your old one unexpectedly died or just because of this very cool new feature that you oh so badly need?

.

Opinion:

This is criminal!

I hope you took the trouble to watch this video. Yes, I know it’s 52 minutes, but it affects your lifetime. In your lifetime, how many times will you become a victim?

These cartel members need to be PROSECUTED!

Even through the passage of time, this is still the modus operandi of manufacturers and products today.

Are you shocked?

What are you doing about it?

Source: http://archive.org/details/PlannedObsolescenceDocumentary

%d bloggers like this: