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19 September 2013
Proposed new anti-graffiti laws in New South Wales will make it an offence to intentionally mark any premises...That means it will technically outlaw things like chalk hopscotch squares or handball courts drawn on footpaths or bitumen...Unless the kids get the consent of the local council they're committing an offence" abc.
Obese and attention deficient young people have to navigate a visual cacophony of solid state spam (advertising) on walls or all the other surfaces in their ever shrinking public spaces.
Are they really the 'criminal vandals' that deprive all living beings of a habitable planet?
Their guardians would do well to provide Intergenerational Justice and Intergenerational Equity for their offspring or the writing will be on the wall...
Investing in public art and young people in Manly 2007
Power and Attention Hogs in Social Spaces, 2008
14 September 2013
There are few cultures in the world where a public space such as a cemetery doubles up as a dog loo.
There appears to be no land-use conflict between the "sleeping place" of dead people and pet owners liberating their canines off leash into the Manly Cemetery Heritage.
Mourners probably do not want to linger amongst the tree-less and unkept burial grounds full of dog poop.
Maybe it is a new cultural convention of pet society where dog deities as protectors of the deceased fertilise the public green space with their feces and urine. Once locals have emptied their pets they get chauffeured back into the manicured back gardens with the help of a lot of fossil fuel.
On the connection of the living and the dead
|Egyptian dog-headed god Anubis attending the deceased.|
05 February 2013
Tweets from @MnlyBeach 01.2013
OCEAN, BEACH & SHORES
"Everyone gets this preconception that the ocean and beaches are backyard swimming pools"
via @BeachwatchNSW marine wildlife habitat ocean @MnlyBeach, source
Of tidy pools, chlorine, algicide and dead marine life Sydney toxins pesticide ocean @MnlyBeach, source
Immersing in foam of sewage and toxins on Australia's eastern beaches? ocean eutrophication @MnlyBeach, source
Turf wars for the seashore: Sprawling people, their fossil fuel vessels and dogs OR marine wildlife RT @WHALES_org #habitat,@MnlyBeach, source
INDUSTRIALISING THE OCEAN
New maps detail excessive shipping noise in Puget Sound, BC #whales @MnlyBeach ,source
Particles emitted by ships on the Pacific #Ocean CO2 fossil fuel exhaust marine habitat clouds @MnlyBeach, source
Warship ran aground on the world heritage Tubbataha Reef, Philippines. UNESCO World Heritage ocean @MnlyBeach, source
Giant sperm whale checking out its newly industrialised landscape. habitat ocean clutter ROV tethered underwater vehicle @MnlyBeach, source
Offshore oil and gas structures in marine habitat #ocean clutter wildlife @MnlyBeach, source
When will Australia's coast look like this? ocean habitat wildlife oil/gas infrastructure Pacific industrialisation @MnlyBeach, source
Record high radiation level found in fish Fukushima radioactive contamination #ocean atmosphere @MnlyBeach, source
Bob Pressey @jcu explains why Australia's new marine parks network won't work @MnlyBeach, source
OCEAN AS A TIP - THE PLASTIC LIFE STYLE
The #ocean as tip for #plastic garbage toxins legacy toys consuming beach wildlife food @MnlyBeach, source
Fish have a gutful of plastic food marine debris throw-away culture synthetic polymers microplastics @MnlyBeach, source
Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life, Gross for Seafood RT @MotherJones, source
Unilever bans plastic microbeads from facial scrubs RT @Earth_News, source
07 June 2012
25 October 2011
16 September 2011
17 June 2011
Fossil fuel machinery ensuring no beach stabilising vegetation takes hold of the eroding beach. The tractor-drawn beach rake destroys the endemic flora/habitat, but leaves most of the plastic and cement rubble behind. A tidy event space!Carpobrotus glaucescens, (Pigface)
Anxious settlers awaiting tool supplies brought in by ships from the motherland 0611
08 June 2011
31 May 2011
A rare visit from a Sooty Oystercatcher at Shelly Beach headland Off leash dog got rid of shorebird. 31052011
Four Sooty Oystercatchers foraging at Manly Beach today http://tinyurl.com/3ne9de2 birds shorebirds habitat Haematopus No-Take zones Rain wild, rising ocean 01062011
11 May 2011
2010 8 killed, May 2011 7 known bandicoots killed
Vehicles rush in 'to get a view' on North Head 'Scenic Drive'. They park for free or take their dogs for walks. Pet rabbits are also being 'freed' and mingle with the giant rabbit population denuding the National Park. Free range pets, motor vehicles and urban intensification contribute to the declining populations of this endangered species.
08 January 2011
Each year there are fewer Crested Terns visiting Manly Beach.
More and more fishermen line up along the urban beach. Booze-free zone. Stinking garbage, dead fish, dangerous hooks and plastic junk are left behind.
A Crested Tern mother had a chick which she hid amongst the Seagulls. Returning from her feeding trip, she was in distress, trying unsuccessfully to regurgitate - a fishing hook and nylon string. Various phone calls were made to volunteer organisations with long waiting loops. Had it been a precious dog, there would have been a swift service. It is unknown if the dependent chick or the mother survived. But then it's all about beach as a tidy and profitable playground for humans. Wildlife, especially shorebirds, are not granted a habitat.
More birds killed by fishing hooks and fishing lines at Manly Beach
Ban fishing on urban beaches. Make Manly beach and the Northern beaches a marine park.