Fruit trees for hungry
With all this so-called starving and hunger in our communities where are the Gardens of Eden, fruit trees of all sorts that could be planted in our parks and roadside berms that would serve a more useful purpose than just beauty and shade?
As a kid I remember the joy of climbing and stuffing my shirt with plums from, usually, wild plum trees growing along the roadsides.
It makes sense to have lemons and other citrus/fruit trees growing along roadsides and in parks - why not walnut and other large fruiting trees that are too large for the small back yards?
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Knee-jerk response to Molyneux, Southern
I get it: most Kiwis don't want to hear Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux because they are extreme.
But surely it is just as extreme to shut down a public meeting as has happened on Friday night in Auckland.
Writer Luke Kinsella went to one of their meetings. He doesn't fully agree with them but at least listens and makes a much-needed rational response to their viewpoint.
The foolish protesters are the antithesis of the likes of Kinsella. They like to use the word phobia to describe anyone they disagree with - phobia actually means fear of something not hatred of something/someone - but if I apply it to their behaviour I could use the word museaphobia [not a real Greek word but close enough] – fear of thinking.
They won't think for themselves and are amused [without thought] about stopping a legitimate public meeting. They are museaphobic (afraid to think) of the logical consequence of their actions – think of North Korea etc. The real extremists are not Southern and Molyneux.