This is a classic example of why it's better to grow food closer to where it's eaten. If there were city-scale market gardening operations around the boundaries of every city, a crop failure caused by a major weather event in one region couldn't impact much on national supplies, and production in neighbouring regions could be ramped up as needed to fill the gap.
That's really valuable knowledge to share and I've found its quite hard to find people who have time to share it, or learning material that assume little or no prior knowledge.
"Vegetables New Zealand chair John Murphy told Checkpoint the Horowhenua region supplied about 20 percent of some green vegetables, 'so this will have an effect on national supplies, unfortunately'."
@csepp I find wiki make perfect sense to some people (like me) and others are totally non-plussed by them. From the thread I get the impression you host your own wiki. What software so you use for that?
"a proxy war allows Russia to reasonably argue in favor of completely cutting off the EU from oil and natural gas resources, which Europe relies on for around 40% of its energy need:
Cutting off that much oil and gas export would totally crash the Russian economy, unless Russia has another buyer lined up.
There goes the better audio quality ;) Unless you're ripping with a lossless like FLAC, but music can usually be downloaded in FLAC.
@zuz We're talking about setting up a non-encrypted public chat room and bridging it to various non-encrypted chat silos. This in no way relevated to your gripes about using web-based for E2EE. Again, please grind your axe elsewhere.
@icedquinn District Health Board. Freed markets aren't bad, but the consequences of free market zealotry are. Such zealotry uses free market rhetoric to excuse policies that corporatize everything, sell off collectively-owned public assets etc.
How was this a "free market zealots" policy, given DHBs are almost entirely publicly-funded and strictly not-for-profit? In what way do DHBs compete with each other, given they have clearly defined areas of operation with no overlap? Wasn't this policy more about restoring some level of local control over the provision of public services? I agree DHBs have failed in some major ways, but there's no need to rewrite history around ideological motives to make that case.
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