Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eco Footprint Update

Yesterday I achieved much of the things I said I would in my Eco footprint. I washed 3 loads of dishes with my hands, and I also grabbed the clothes out of the hot water cylinder and folded them up it was pretty good right? LOL

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Road Runner

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Eco Footprint Diary

There are three things I am going to attempt to do to keep my Eco Footprint down! Here they are:

Turn off power when I am not using it!
Use the hot water cylinder to dry things rather than the clothes dryer
Hand wash the dishes rather than using the dishwasher!

This is a diary so i will post on how I go!

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Micheal Carrick 4 Life

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jo and Clements Visit To Room 18

On Tuesday the 2nd of June Room 18 had quite an exciting visit from some members of SIFE. They work in the local university (University of Waikato). They taught us many valuable things whilst they were in our class. One of the many things they taught us was how much space we had to develop on. They showed this using an apple. I bet you did not know that we as humans only have One thirty second of the earth left to develop on is this not astounding to you? But China had an idea to build to build gardens on the roofs of skyscrapers how choice is that? So yeah that kind of sums it up oh and i got to say thank you to them becuase i was one of the best pupils W00T!

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Micheal Carrick 4 Life

Monday, May 25, 2009

My 5 Items

Here is an example of what I might take to the island. Hopefully it will see me through my stay.

Fishing Rod (preferably a game rod)

Tackle box- 30 red hooks 30 silver hooks 10 2 floaters 5 sinkers
5 packets of Gulp plastic red wine soft plastics
1 Filleting knife 1 Berkley Iki 2 60 pound nylon 1 Berkley jig line
1 pocket grindstone 1 fold up ruler

New Zealand Camping tent (comes with 10 poles)

Netted Hinaki

My Mountain Bike

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Marlin Fishing

On our island if we are smart enough we should be able to make canoes, Rafts of boats. This is the result of some hard core fishing. You have got to admit this guy has guts as this could tear him apart...

Here is a photo of two huge Black Marlin

A quick guide to rock fishing

Here is the link to this page:

When you are rock fishing never go alone because if you get to hard a tug and fall over you could get pretty cut up on the rocks. Also never go to late the fish may be out then but that is when the water starts to cover the rocks and it is hard to go back the way you came. Also at night you get annoying things like stingrays coming in close to the rocks. Rock fishing in New Zealand does have it's rewards though if you are a patient fisherman you could catch huge Kingfish and Snapper.Another thing is to always use Berley as it is good for attracting fish of all sizes. Thats all from me for now but I will add more soon.

Catch Ya


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Truth About Nuclear Bombs

This is an article I found it is actually quite intresting. Here is the link:

A couple of nights ago, Jon Stewart said that Harry Truman was a “War Criminal” for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

From the moment I saw that clip I have dropped everything I was doing in order to research, write, shoot, edit and post a reponse. It’s a story I already knew well. I think this is very good work, and I will update the post when I have had some sleep. For now, if you have 16 minutes of free time, I think you’ll find this one rewarding.

You have to visit the site to watch the movie as it is blocked at school.


Well, Jon Stewart apologized for calling Truman “a War Criminal,” and good for him. Everyone says things they regret, but not everyone is big enough to step up and admit they were wrong. And the following is meant in no way to diminish his apology, but the fact is, after he called Truman a War Criminal, he explained in some detail why he thought the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a criminal act. I saw nothing in the apology that led me to believe he changed his mind about the atomic attacks, and to be honest, if you honestly do believe that they were in fact criminal acts, its hard to see how you could not consider Truman a war criminal. But as someone who has had words put in his mouth, I certainly do not wish to do that to Mr. Stewart. I can’t undo the references to what he said, just as he can’t unsay what he did in fact say, but I am glad that he apologized to Truman if nothing else and I certainly think more highly of him for it.

With all of that said, hundreds of millions do in fact consider the bombings a criminal act, and to that degree the video is as timely and necessary as ever.

Sometime this week, I hope, I will provide the text of the video. There are a great many visual elements in the piece, and I hope to include as many of those as I can in the body of the text. But I really do feel that the video format is powerful under certain circumstances, and more of this kind of thing is coming. If you’d like to support this work in the future, my insect overlords would be thrilled — simply thrilled — if those of you that liked the piece would go to PJTV and simply register. It’s fast, it’s free, and your email address will not be used for any other purpose that notifying you of our content, including continuing commentaries such as this one. We’re capitalists here. These things cost money, and if people simply register because of them they will take that as a good sign and give me the means to keep them coming.

Thanks for the support, and good for you, Jon Stewart.
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