Alternative Energy

There is a lot of hype and promise, some of it even real, with regards to alternative energy technologies. Heralded as the next best thing to sliced bread, alternative energy “promises” to replace petroleum dependency and even carbon emissions with something “clean”.

Fact or fiction? You be the judge. Any technology developed requires energy to create the actual hardware. Minerals are mined, the ore is extracted, factories are powered up to processing the metals, silicon and glass required, production facilities are built and manned, the actual hardware is produced and assembled, distribution networks are built, parts and pieces are transported and finally, the entire apparatus arrives at the end of this process and is assembled, tested and finally, switched on.

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Be worried, be very worried

Time Magazine Cover Story – Global Warming

Be worried, be very worried. The climate is crashing, and global warming is to blame.

Read the article first. Time Magazine is featuring this article here (if you’re a subscriber).

“Lawmakers” are quite clueless as to the the global significance of this. There is not stopping global climate change, it’s now a runaway freight train as evidence has shown around the world. You can’t “stop” a melting glacier – or continent. What has taken decades to develop can’t be stopped by just eliminating emissions now, it’s far, far too late for this.

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The Terminator

This is a story that I have been following for years, although I’ve never once written about it. Terminator seed technology is an insidious plan to control the world’s food supply. Keeping people starving and hungry makes it so much easier to exploit them and the resources that they own.

Terminators, or GURTS (Genetic Use Restriction Technologies), are a class of genetic engineering technologies which allow companies to introduce seeds whose sterile offspring cannot reproduce, preventing farmers from re-planting seeds from their harvest. The seeds could also be used to introduce specific traits which would only be triggered by the application of proprietary chemicals by the same companies.

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More on Biochip Implants

I could write on this subject for weeks (but won’t). Few people are truly aware of the insidious plot to track everything via biochip implants. Most are aware of the pet tracking technology, but don’t seem to think that this will apply to them.

Building you up to the real facts, is this story regarding biochip implants on every livestock animal in America (including fish):

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The Answer

It has been my intention by writing this blog to take my efforts into a specific direction. This blog has been an ongoing essay in bits and pieces dealingĀ  with life, liberty, climate, civilization and the future. A future that is not going to turn out like many have been taught to expect.

Only by understanding the past and how we arrived at this point does the present make any sense.

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Don’t Get It

I apparently missed all the fuss lately. Since I don’t watch television, all of the bird flu stories have just “flown” right by me. But I’ve been absolutely buried trying to get the new shopping cart shipping module fully functional, so I’ve not yet seen or even read the stories regarding these MSM reports.

I don’t suppose I’ve missed anything. I’ve been keeping up with the bird flu as the stories are being posted on the Net. But here is something interesting: I’m now tracking the site visitors to my website (food store). This is averaging well in excess of 120 – 160 visitors per hour right now. I’ve never seen anything like it. You’d think my phone would be ringing off the hook, but it’s not. Apparently, lots and lots of people are taking a look around on the site and then leaving.

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The Source

Many of the ideas and commentary presented on this blog aren’t very popular. This is not surprising in the least. However, it bears mentioning for some extremely important reasons.

The general idea of reduced consumption, reduced development and reduced population isn’t on people’s minds. Instead, they are looking foward to a sense of “growth” in their own lives; a promotion, a vacation, maybe a relocation or just the coming weekend, when they’ll let their hair down and live it up a little. Or they’re looking forward to something else. But the idea of scaling back, living simpler and using less on all fronts, is pretty far from their minds.

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Quotes for Today

Quotes for Today:

For many of the world???s people, America has reduced their reality to piles of broken rubble; lonely hours of endless terror called Shock and Awe; the filth and stench of secret gulags where torture is implemented on a scale known only to the CIA. The disquieting loss of life and its impact upon families is beyond the pale of comprehension. Genocide and ethnic cleansing are not democracy and they never will be. Externalizing the Cost of War

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The Rise of Fear

Ran Prieur had an interesting comment that requested readers to submit their stories on “fear worshipping behavior“. Thanks for the idea Ran, but I’ll post them here instead (I’ll give it more room then you could!).

Yes, in fact, I have noticed a dramatic increase in people’s attitudes, although I would not call it “fear worshipping”. Fearful, yes indeed, people are very much alarmed, and growing worse everday. I get a lot of phone calls from people who share their commentary.

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Dirty Laundry

Unbeknowst to many online surfers and shoppers, it’s a very difficult thing to be an opinionated online business. In fact, it’s suicide.

If you intend to eat and pay your bills, you’re far better off keeping your mouth shut. Which I have great difficulty doing, even to my own harm, since injustice is found everywhere.

In particular, I am referring to two cases where board moderators have decided to attack my online business, resulting in irreparable harm to my character and reputation. That these events happened quite literally back-to-back is unnerving, even suspicious. The more recent article, “Read it And Weep America” was more then some moderators could take, resulting in a vicious attack.

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Read it and Weep America

This is an excellent summary of some of the fascist police state tactics and machinations now taking place in Amerika – this is a must read.

Your Government is now your enemy – turning against the American people with a bloodthirsty vengeance. Long and essential reading.

Read it carefully and think about the impact of what this all means. What your future is going to be like. What it’s going to be like for your kids. Not only is this real mark-of-the beast kind of stuff, happening right now, but your very way of life is now is severe jeapordy.

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Congress Approves Anti-American Act

Now it’s the law of the land.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) told colleagues that the Patriot Act has been an effective anti-terrorism tool, and that critics have “not produced a single substantiated claim” that it “has been misused to violate Americans’ civil liberties.” Still, he said, Congress agreed to several changes “to further mitigate the potential for misuse.”

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Bulletin Board Shutdown

I’m shutting down the Sustainable Living & Common Sense bulletin board, permanently. I’m not going to say why, only that it’s time to move on and get some other things accomplished. This will be shutdown by the weekend or perhaps over the weekend.

The blog will continue I expect, since I should have a little more time to dedicate to it then before. – Admin

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Checking Out

As I consider the state of the world, and especially the United States, I am left with feelings of complete helplessness and despair. It seems that the United States refuses to reign in its actions and bullying about in the world, and is doing everything possible to bring this country to its knees. The passage of the Patriot Act renewal last week is just one of thousands of examples, making this heinous assault on American liberties just one more nail in the coffin that is America.

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Johnny Come Lately

There is increasing evidence that global climate change is a foregone conclusion as an near-extinction level event for the human race. Sustaining feedback loops are in all probability, already well underway, unstoppable, immutable, resulting in wide-spread catacalysmic world-wide destruction.

That’s the bad news. Ready for the good news? The good news is, well, there isn’t any. I wish there were, such as “Global efforts to prevent catastrophe now well underway“, but there isn’t anything as logical as that on the horizon. Ongoing human stupidity remains the course of business as usual, which also means, we’re bushed.

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Population Bottleneck

New phrases for your lexicon – coming soon to a theatre near you:

Population bottleneck

Wikipedia.org defines a population bottleneck as, “an evolutionary event in which a significant percentage of a population or species is killed or otherwise prevented from reproducing, and the population is reduced by 50 per cent or more, often by several orders of magnitude.” This scenario is quite familiar to those even nominally well-versed in Peak Oil literature.

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Ground Zero

I have been wondering greatly about one of the ‘fatal flaws’ I identified in the ecovillage concept. Under a crash scenario, there would be a great number of very hungry and desperate people. The ‘village becomes an easily identifiable target for hungry hordes, who could quickly and easily lay waste to a village. No village that I am aware of is making adequate defense plans for such a contigency.

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Evidence

As a follow-up to Decline, here is some “evidence” on Leviathan’s actions, inactions and outright malfeasance, leading us all to catastrophe and destruction. In no particular order:

The twisted logic of governments at work –

With the number of human beings having increased more than six-fold in the past 200 years, the modern mind simply assumes that men and women, no matter how estranged, will always breed enough children to grow the population, at least until plague or starvation sets in.

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