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Charlie Eagles: A fresh Australia [3/3]:
And so we hit the close. In this last article: What if we could have free energy, under a system for localised, shared energy production?; What if 75% of our government were rotated members of the public?; What if eliminating drug law could solve our drug problems?
The Charlie series continues..
"Capitalism itself is not a bad thing. If you can get the byproducts of a company to support the world around them, everything works better. If every business were a co-op, employees are the investors, communities gain massive benefit, individuals reap direct rewards and gain more responsibility and mobility.
With free telecommunications..an idea has very little value until it's expressed. An effective, available communications system can mult...iply development in every aspect of society."
"When Wall Street made it's disaster and let the American people pay for it, the problems of the American people got worse. Rates of crime, domestic violence, drug abuse, all increased rapidly from that point. We've come a long way in the past 50 years: gay rights, rights for women, indigenous rights, environmental law. The thing is that we haven't gone far enough. More legislation isn't the answer, we need a change of the system. I would like to see society grow to a point where these issues are resolved as a byproduct of a successful design.."
Some months ago in conducting the interview series with Charlie, we embarked on an impromptu photo session, wandering through Sandy Bay. The aim was to capture some newsaper-style photography to round out the walls of text. I'd say I've since released better shots, but some of these are quite decent.
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Why Greenpeace? 'You can't have the world without people, and you can't have people without the world. Greenpeace are big enough to make changes. I've been involved with the Wilderness Society as well, but that's much more of a local or even a national thing. Greenpeace is big enough to make waves. I'm very much into human rights, civil rights, helping people be better because there's nothing you can do in this world without people. [ 1120 more words. ]
You mentioned previously that you used to work for Amnesty Australia and Greenpeace. Could you tell us about that? 'I first started volunteering in '91, it was just typical volunteer work with Red Cross, Salvos , that sort of thing. I went from there to do voluntary work with a disabled children's school. It was a very strange time, and a very busy time. [ 1737 more words. ]
Hi all. So, to recap, in Battling the Insomnia Demon I spoke about my efforts to curb my insomnia. Originally, I struggled with sleep onset insomnia - getting to sleep - which was resolved by taking small doses of melatonin. But then, when I would wake in the middle of the night, I would fail to get back to sleep, which is known as sleep maintenance insomnia. [ 749 more words. ]
I'm going to take another departure from the Charlie Eagles series tonight. Ever since I was a kid, I've struggled with varying degrees of insomnia. As a kid, I preferred late nights. My parents would often catch me reading books into the early morning. I always wanted to stay up late to be involved in whatever adults were doing, and it was a pleasure waiting for my Mum to get home from work at 2-4 am. [ 1720 more words. ]
'It was wise to give up,' Charlie continues. 'With the inherent risk, every time I stole something it was like rolling the dice, really a form of gambling, so I had a pretty good run.. Towards the end, people asked me, as I was asking myself, if I wanted to go bigger. I could have. Upscale, invest money, rob banks.. but that was a lot of investment, and I decided that was not the direction that I wanted to go. [ 1714 more words. ]
Just a quick thank you to Greg Faull at Tasmania for publicising my photos from the Tahune Airwalk. His is a decent page to follow for some sweet shots of the Tasmanian landscape.
At one time in his life, Eagles worked as a professional thief. Hearing the story, I'm reminded of Bruce Wayne slumming it in Batman Begins, learning the dark side for the sake of gaining knowledge for the light. He lounges against a long black counter in his sunlit kitchen. Lean and somewhat bedraggled, clothed in a black t-shirt and faded jeans. [ 1605 more words. ]
Royalty. Geek. Thief. Human rights advocate.
Who is Charlie Eagles? An ordinary guy, he'd say. But his story reveals a man with an interesting history: A fountainhead of ideas who would see Australia, and the world, transformed into a more efficient, kinder, and functional place. Check out our introduction.
Introducing Jess.. http://noplanetlikehome.com/2016/03/26/jessica-chloe-grey/