Sunday, March 25, 2018

Is the Western Cape's Water Crisis over?

The DA says that "Day Zero" has been pushed to 2019 ( and citizens think that the drought is over, and people believe them and stop buying water tanks, and water consumption has gone UP? And we are distracted by buildings and highways and De Lille's court case, and land invasions, but the drought remains.
IS THE DROUGHT OVER? Or are we so out of touch with reality that we will believe anything our politicians tell us?
Is there more water? NO.
It is raining? NO.
The dams are fuller? NO.
Desalination plants have come online? NO.
We are getting all the water we need from the aquifer? NO.
We can use more than 50 litres a day of water? NO.
Farmers are being given their proper allowances of water, so that we don't run out of food? NO.
Water prices have decreased? NO.
Level 6b restrictions have gone back to level 6a? NO.
The government has declared an "all clear"? NO.
The DA says everything is ok and we won't run out of water in 2018. YES.
So everything is now ok?
I am lost. Please can someone explain what is going on?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Rights and Responsibilities: written by me: 18 April 2004

Every person has a right to life, a right to freedom of association, a right to freedom of religion, a right to liberty, a right to travel, a right to protection by the state, a right to equality, a right to an education, a right to freedom of speech.
However, along with these rights come certain responsibilities:
• A right to life implies the duty or responsibility to protect that right; the responsibility not to endanger the lives of others (without their consent); the responsibility not to murder; the responsibility not to violate others’ space, is not to commit adultery and not to steal;
• A right to freedom of association implies the duty not to interfere with another’s organisation, unless it is physically interfering with you or endangering your way of life;
• A right to freedom of speech implies the responsibility not to incite hate, not to cheat another person, not to lie and not to gossip;
• A right to liberty implies that some people might be in different positions to our positions, may have a better way of life, or may have a different way of life. We must not be greedy for this way of life, but rather honour it and if our inclination is such, strive for a similar way of life through honest and hard work, conscientious application of our selves, aiming for 100% in everything we do; and thus enjoying the fruits of our labours, whether these be monetary or spiritually;
• A right to freedom of religion implies the duty to respect and admire other peoples’ religions and their choices in life;
• A right to an education implies the responsibility to study and attend school;
* A right to hospital care implies the responsibility to be as healthy as possible;
* A right to drive a car implies the responsibility to behave on the roads.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Is "Day Zero" real?

People are wondering if "Day Zero" is real or if it is a fabrication by our politicians to raise prices by 500% in two years.

Here is my answer:

Water needs to have a real value. And people need to realise that Water is an essential fact of life. If we want to be alive next week, we need good quality, healthy, living (oxygenated), water.

Day Zero has only been pushed out if it rains (on time). It is still very much a reality.

Hundreds of thousands of people are installing rainwater tanks.

Almost everyone is using a grey water system, ie recycling shower water for their toilets and washing-up water for their gardens.

Some people are installing systems to make ground water clean either only for garden and swimming pool use or even making the ground water potable.

Some people have installed systems to make their swimming pool water drinkable. This makes their swimming pools into reservoirs. And it is much healthier too. Oxygenated water is much more healthy than chlorinated water. These reservoirs don't have any chlorine in them.

Free-riders in a community are normally 60% of the community. e.g. in Milnerton, only about 40% of people are members of the Milnerton Crime Watch. We pay for two cars that run 24 hours per day and now we have a cyclist as well. The other 60% effectively get this service free of charge. The same goes for the police service. 3 million taxpayers pay for this service. The rest of the country get this "for free".

And water is no different.

But just as we got to the point of having no electricity load shedding, so we will get to the point of having no water load shedding.

Of-course, 10x price increases in electricity over five years and 500x increases in water costs over two years, has meant that government has said to everyone "look for alternatives and try not to use our services". I'm guessing that government isn't stupid. At some point their huge price increases will mean that we won't need their services, as is normal in all service providers. At this point, government becomes irrelevant. e.g. we don't need their electricity, we don't need their water, we don't need their food, we don't need their education, we don't need their transport services; the list goes on.

One way government can start bring us back into their fold is to reduce water and other government induced pricing.

Another way is for government to provide the water and electricity and services that a well run city needs. For example, a well run city in California allows its citizens 400 litres per person per day. Before the drought Capetonians were using 150 litres per person per day, and wondering why there is so much unemployment, etc.

And the minimum quantity of water required in a city with waterborne sewerage is 87 litres per person per day. Asking us to us 50 litres per person per day is a crime!

We didn't design our city systems. Planners and architects and politicians did. We live in these cities and try to do our best with what we have. At some point the City of Cape Town needed to say "we will get to 87 litres of water per person per day within two years, ... and then we will need to ensure that our water augmentation schemes are in place."

Water is an abundant resource on our finite planet. Some with energy. With food, etc.

It is just that we have been brainwashed (socialised) into believing that water and electricity and food and internet time is scarce, whereas in fact it is almost infinite.

And we have also been brainwashed into believing that we need cars and computers and other appliances and computer games and holidays etc, whereas in order to be alive next week, we need a good healthy environment (air), a safe place to sleep and stay (security), a good water source, and a good food source.

Being alive next week should be our highest priority. Everything else should be subservient to this goal.

How do projects get to be days, weeks, or months behind schedule

Sunday, March 4, 2018

YouCaring Fund Raiser for Saving Cape Town from its Water Crisis and taking it into an Age of Abundance

To my dear friends

So I'm starting my fundraiser using YouCaring.

My team and I need funds for two reasons:-

1) To continue our Research and Development (R&D) looking for inexpensive ways to clean groundwater for communities.

2) To support our Constitutional Court Action, ordering the South African government to do its job and carry out its responsibilities as a result of the rights in the South African Constitution and the government's mandate in terms of the Water Act of 1998, which nationalised water resources and made it government's responsibility to provide water, nationally.

The Western Cape and possibly much wider afield, faces an Existential Threat, if we get to Day Zero and run out of water (from the dams). An Existential (existence) Threat occurs when four million people suddenly find themselves without water, and start a civil war as they fight each other for water resources.

There are many alternatives. We cannot allow the Tavern of the Seas to run out of water.

I believe that this is a test, and if we get through it we will be at the Age of Abundance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Web 3.0 and the IOT, Internet of Things.

Your money will be used wisely.

I am a Trust Generator, a Buddhist, a Bodhisattva, a Kabbalist, and an Alchemist. I will not steal your money. I will ensure that it is used properly and that there is no possibility of Corruption, of your money, or of my mind.

I look forward to sharing energies with you as we move forward to solve this problem and enter what I call Level 2, the Age of Abundance.

Yours faithfully,