America the Half Beautiful | Eric Idle

In the UK, for example, the government would dissolve and the prime minister would call for an immediate general election, which would be held within three weeks. Yes, that quickly. With your fixed terms you do not have this benefit. You must limp on to the next overlong election cycle and then waste a whole year of execrable television and billions of dollars on it. This is a very expensive and not very flexible system of democracy that no one else wants to follow.

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Your planet needs you: 10 ways to help

Dr Seuss called into question mankind\’s attitude to the environment in the 1971 book The Lorax: \”Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It\’s not.\”

Wastrels – or people known to be wasteful – are plentiful, but increasingly, many people are heeding the warnings from wellbeing experts about embracing sustainability and enacting change on a local level.

Living sustainably helps our health, our environment, and connects us with our community and ourselves.

A Green and Golden Bell Frog.

Here are 10 tips to help bolster the planet\’s health and foster wellbeing:

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