The caffeine manifesto

NO ONE HAS TO WORK

If it wasn’t obvious before, it should be by now.

Employment is a false construct in modern times. The majority of jobs performed today could have, and should have, been eliminated decades ago.

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Killing Nemo

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Illustration by Thomas Timlen

 

Children’s cinema has a way of portraying the world’s environment in wonderful balance. Adorable talking wild animals, thriving in lush forests and jungles. A planet with expansive colourful oceans of abundant clear clean water.

Meanwhile back in the real world, Earth’s climate deteriorates before our eyes (for those brave enough to take an honest look), whilst grownups convince themselves that technological advances will protect “the ecological and the economic well-being of the planet”.

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Policing the haze and the gays

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Singapore’s Transboundary Haze Pollution Act and Section 377A of the Penal Code

 

If you live in Singapore you are familiar with two laws that are now getting a lot of attention; the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act of 2014 and Section 377A of the Penal Code.

The Transboundary Haze Pollution Act (THPA) was enacted in 2014 in reaction to decades of air pollution caused by land users in Indonesia. The THPA  was meant to provide the government with a mechanism to prosecute companies that use the slash and burn land clearing method. This method causes severe, sometimes hazardous pollution of the air in Singapore, Malaysia and beyond. The related health hazards and economic impact are substantial.

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