LAS VEGAS DIEING OF THIRST

In the last decade the population of Las Vegas has grown from 400,000 to 2,000,000, and they’re quickly draining their only resource for water.

” …the reservoir that supplies 90 per cent of Las Vegas’s water is fast disappearing and desperate attempts to save Sin City are under way … Lake Mead has slowly been drained of four trillion gallons of water and is now well under half full. Mr Barnett predicts it may be a “dead pool” that provides no water by about 2036.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10932785/The-race-to-stop-Las-Vegas-from-running-dry.html

GLOBAL CORRUPTION INDEX

New GLOBAL CORRUPTION rankings out. (Jeez, it’s like the NFL or something.)

According to “expert analysis of public sector sleaze”, the least corrupt countries are Denmark, followed by New Zealand, Finland and Sweden.

The most corrupt?  Somalia, North Korea, Sudan and Afghanistan.

GLOBAL CORRUPTION RANKINGS

What about your lovely country? Full rankings and more here

And again, if you haven’t read McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, give it a go. Very disturbing. Very enlightening

 

DOIN IT (With You)

Kiss you in a bubble bath

DOIN IT (With You)

DOIN IT (With You)

Eat raw, go green
Sail a purple submarine
Find God, lose weight
Grow some kids and levitate
Stop time, solve the case
Try to save the human race
Think big, stand tall
Yes, for you I’ll do it all

Tap dance, hug giraffes
Kiss you in a bubble bath
Fix your car, float your boat
Call the people out to vote
Bang your drum, blow your horn
Only buy organic corn
I’ll be hot, I’ll be cool
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

Oh, woh, woh
Like to take it slow
Oh, woh, woh
Listening to our heartbeats
Boom bappa-loomba
Pounding when our chests meet
Boom bappa-loom, bappa-loomba
Oh, my, my
Nothin like the high
Oh, my, my
When you love somebody
Body, buddy
Like I’m lovin you

Stand up, sit down
Paint my toes, dance around
Do my face, do my hair
Buy some sexy underwear
“Yes sir, no sir”
You can be my officer
Spend the night, share the morn’
Love you in a uniform

Over here, over there
You can take me anywhere
To the moon on a bus
To the bedroom in a rush
Don’t care, don’t mind
Pick the place, name the time
I’ll be good, I’ll be bad
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

Oh, my, my
Nothin like the high
Oh, my, my
When you love somebody
Body, buddy
Like I’m lovin you

Oh, stand up, sit down
Paint my toes, dance around
Check my phone, get your text
Tingles from what’s comin next
Here you come, here we go
Heat to melt the polar snow
Ya, I’ll be hot, I’ll be cool
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

I’ll be good, I’ll be bad
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

Ya, I’ll be good, I’ll be bad
Long as I’ll be doing it with you

©2014 Van Clayton Powel

SAD TO SAY

SAD TO SAY

Lyrics

SAD TO SAY

It seems at times we never learn
We light the fires and watch them burn
We feel the pain the victims feel
But flat deny the sex appeal
Of front-row seats to agony
That we keep tuning in to see
It’s sad to say we crave the fires
That satisfy our dark desires

It’s sad to say we bow our heads
To empty men on empty quests
Who steal the gold and buy the power
Then broadcast to us every hour
That everything will be just fine
As long as we just stay in line
So we don’t mind the things they do
As long as it’s not to me or you

It’s sad to say, it’s sad to say
Yeah it’s sad to say, so sad to say
That we don’t learn
We just don’t learn
No, we don’t learn

It seems at times we worship gods
Who’d have us die for worthless causes
Text your friends and Tweet your list
About the sale you almost missed
Describe the prize that’s in your hands
But don’t admit you don’t understand
The emptiness that gnaws inside
You swore this one would satisfy

It seems at times we learn the most
When we’re down to our one last hope
One last chance to make things right
To bare your soul with all your might
Confess your crimes, confess your sins
Tell her what a fool you’ve been
Then wait for her to make the move
‘Cause you’ve made her the judge of you

It’s sad to say, it’s sad to say
Yeah it’s sad to say, so sad to say
That we don’t learn
We just don’t learn
No, we don’t learn

©2010 Van Clayton Powel

 

SAND WARS – BRILLIANT DOCUMENTARY

After air and water, sand is the most used commodity in the world.
Sand Wars Documentary

The world as we know it would stop functioning without it – no glass, no highways, no computer chips, no concrete buildings, etc.  And due to greed and sand’s value, it is quickly disappearing.

I’d never even given it a thought previous to seeing a brilliant documentary film on Knowledge Network last night. More here:

http://www.sand-wars.com/

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/sand-wars#

ALDOUS HUXLEY ON DEMOCRACY FROM 1958

Aldous Huxley’s view of the future (i.e. now) from 1958:
Aldous Huxley quote sm
Source: http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.ca/

“All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorialbut Democracy and freedom in a strictly Pickwickian sense. Meanwhile the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.
– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, published 1958