9/11, Peak Oil & the Patriot Act

I have never before written on 9/11 and the events, “investigation” and circumstances surrounding this horrible tragedy. I have read hundreds of reports, articles and investigations regarding the evidence on 9/11 and the resulting coverup. That there was a coverup is without any question. That there is a tremendous number of coincidences beyond statistical improbability, planted and faked evidence, outright lies and fabrications is also without question.

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Tis the Season

I don’t “do” Christmas, which is one reason why you’ll find me online on this “holiday”. I don’t do any holiday to be exact. I’ve never equated the gods of consumerism and consumption (which is what occurs on every holiday) as being a part of my worldview. I personally find the herd mentality of Christmas, Easter, the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving rather ridiculous.

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Pre-Collapse Strategies

I don’t think this topic has been adequately covered – and is of course subject to change as circumstances dictate and personal needs.

The issue of pre-collapse strategy is a difficult one, probably more so then either collapse or post-collapse strategy because under either of the latter two conditions – you’re not subject to the least amount of doubt regarding your present circumstances. You will be living this (if you survive) and you will have no doubts at all regarding what needs to be done.

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Man Made Apocalypse

Decades of study have demonstrated that the Biblical Apocalypse is a fabrication of the modern myth makers. But humankind doesn’t need ancient text to fortell the coming apocalypse. It’s already here. Worldwide indicators are now revealing the plight of the human race.

Planet Earth stands on the cusp of disaster and people should no longer take it for granted that their children and grandchildren will survive in the environmentally degraded world of the 21st century. This is not the doom-laden talk of green activists but the considered opinion of 1,300 leading scientists from 95 countries who will today publish a detailed assessment of the state of the world at the start of the new millennium.

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Population Overshoot

State Population Estimates in 2005 [emphasis mine]

The Associated Press
Thursday, December 22, 2005; 6:06 AM

Population estimates in 2005 and percent change from 2004 in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the entire United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau:

State 2005 Population Percent Change
Ala. 4,557,808 0.7
Alaska 663,661 0.9
Ariz. 5,939,292 3.5
Ark. 2,779,154 1.1
Calif. 36,132,147 0.8
Colo. 4,665,177 1.4
Conn. 3,510,297 0.3
Del. 843,524 1.6
D.C. 550,521 -0.7
Fla. 17,789,864 2.3
Ga. 9,072,576 1.7
Hawaii 1,275,194 1.0
Idaho 1,429,096 2.4
Ill. 12,763,371 0.4
Ind. 6,271,973 0.7
Iowa 2,966,334 0.5
Kan. 2,744,687 0.4
Ky. 4,173,405 0.8
La. 4,523,628 0.4
Maine 1,321,505 0.5
Md. 5,600,388 0.7
Mass. 6,398,743 -0.1
Mich. 10,120,860 0.2
Minn. 5,132,799 0.7
Miss. 2,921,088 0.7
Mo. 5,800,310 0.7
Mont. 935,670 0.9
Neb. 1,758,787 0.6
Nev. 2,414,807 3.5
N.H. 1,309,940 0.8
N.J. 8,717,925 0.4
N.M. 1,928,384 1.3
N.Y. 19,254,630 -0.1
N.C. 8,683,242 1.7
N.D. 636,677 0.1
Ohio 11,464,042 0.1
Okla. 3,547,884 0.7
Ore. 3,641,056 1.4
Pa. 12,429,616 0.3
R.I. 1,076,189 -0.3
S.C. 4,255,083 1.4
S.D. 775,933 0.7
Tenn. 5,962,959 1.2
Texas 22,859,968 1.7
Utah 2,469,585 2.0
Vt. 623,050 0.3
Va. 7,567,465 1.2
Wash. 6,287,759 1.3
W.Va. 1,816,856 0.2
Wis. 5,536,201 0.6
Wyo. 509,294 0.7
Nation 296,410,404 0.9

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Natural Selection

I have been having one those highly interesting and evolving conversation online with Steve Welch, of Complex Systems Research, Inc. Steve works for Phil Zimmermann (inventor of Pretty Good Privacy). Steve has been very helpful regarding some questions I had.

Steve’s real boss (in his own words), is Dr. Penelope Boston. She’s a microbiologist at New Mexico Tech, whom Steve assists with Mars-related research.

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Leaving Leviathan

There is an ongoing thread on the bulletin board regarding future plans and strategies.

I am not currently seeking anything along the lines of an eco-village. I have always thought that my set-up would lend itself to a small multi-family living arrangement.

I like the idea of an ecovillage, but I can easily envision other social / living structures that are much different. I am certain that this is not the only way to approach present and future living (as an alternative to the insanity we have today).

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Strategies

I’m seeing a lot of bad advice on the Net regarding future plans and preparations for collapse and post-collapse scenarios. I am somewhat surprised by all of this so-called “advice” because it flies in the face of common sense and utterly fails to take into account natural systems.

One of these issues that I’m seeing is the concept of priorities and importance regarding the essentials of life. Few people seem to even know what the essentials of life even are, they assume that these essentials will always be available and provided by someone other then themselves.

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Increasing the Police State

Well, here it is folks. We knew it was coming and now they have just announced it. You and everyone else you know is now considered a terrorist.

“counter potential criminal terrorist activity in all modes of transportation,”

The States ever-present stupidity in “protecting” us has morphed into even more police-state tactics and surveillance of the common peons. Please bear in mind that this is just a “test” – so fight back. Let these jack booted thugs know exactly what you think of their police-state tactics, or this test will be over and so will your liberty to ride public transportation without being harassed by these thugs.

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Collapse & Post Collapse Strategies

[I’ve been busy dealing with a well gone dry (a real one) and haven’t had a lot of time to post lately. This is a current forum topic on our board that I think you should read.]

In order to understand this post, be sure you have read this regarding the “too little, too late” concept.

That being the case, what can be done?

There are two things that need to be dealt with here.

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Don’t Fly

I don’t fly anymore. I don’t recommend you do either. I haven’t flown for at least ten years now, but especially after the ridiculous and insane policy that I had to leave my nail clippers at home. Those things are dangerous and deadly , but I liked mine and refused to give them up.

But they’re not so deadly as simply flying. By now, everyone knows about the fatal shooting in (one guess) Miami – where the local Gestapo are also taking it upon themselves to question and harass the citizens at large. Don’t forget you papers comrade when you drive to the store, bank or mall. Miami does seem to come up in the news quite often…

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A Goddamned Piece of Paper

Anybody not dead has long known the Bush Administration hates the Constitution, but this puts it very clearly out there in the open –

I don’t give a goddamn, Bush retorted. I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.

Mr. President, one aide in the meeting said. There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.

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Website Updates

I’ve not had much time to do any blog updates, since I’ve been working night and day on improving the main website. I don’t suppose I’ll ever be done, as these things go, but I really had quite a lot to do. The 2006 prices are now in effect, and there were a lot of layout / format changes necessary.

Per Matt Savinar’s suggestion, I’ve tried to “tie” the blog and main website together with the same basic look. It’s an improvement (imo) – but what you think? An artist I’m not…

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System Failure

There are a handful of things you can do right now in regards to the coming apocalyptic crash headed our way:

1) Nothing. Pretend life is something that happens to you. You’re in good company.
2) Panic. Overreact. Join the Bush Administration.
3) Ignore it and hope it all goes away, while secretly dreading the reality of it all. You’re also in good company.
4) Start preparing yourself.

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Don’t Fly with American Airlines

FBI agents and Homeland Security officials spent the weekend investigating the report of a possible missile fired at an American Airlines plane taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.

Sources tell ABC News the pilot of American Airlines Flight 621, en route to Chicago, radioed air traffic controllers after takeoff from LAX. He told them a missile had been fired at the aircraft and missed.

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Too Little, Too Late, Too Few

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to peak oil lately and what it means to human civilization.

Combine the projected impacts of peak oil with the worldwide failing environmental indicators and you have a sure-fired recipe for global disaster (as far as humans are concerned).

The trends, as it were, seem to be a knee-jerk reaction to this long term catastrophe. I’m reading a slightly dated article (Outside Magazine, August 2005) that deals with the “Where to live now”.

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