Site Status & Blog Questions – Part II

Many of you have written publicly and privately to the round of blog questions that I’ve recently asked. Your answers were informative and “common” to all. If you remember what you wrote, you’ll probably quickly understand what I mean.

Here’s what I learned in a summary format:

a) Everyone is basically working alone. Not a single family reported in that they were all on the same page with their thoughts, plans and efforts towards preparing for collapse. Most reported divisions in their efforts to inform spouses, family, kids, friends and neighbors, with what I judge as “mediocre” success at best.

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The Sounds Of Silence

The deafening sounds of collapse are all around right now. You can’t hear it however, unless you happening to be listening.

Another silence is coming — and some of you will notice this too. Blogs and news sources will begin to silence themselves, partly out of necessity and partly out of fear. Time will be needed for the owners of these sites to be working on their own plans and preparations. You can’t blame them for that.

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The Case of Rwanda

Rwanda has been in a stage of collapse for years. The genocide that is still occurring there is horrifying. This is a shocking story sent in that I think everyone should read.

Please note the pertinent points in this story — they are meaningful here too.
Young lives touched by death
In 1994, a half-million people died. Today, 300,000 children are left to rear themselves.
Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide
Part 1: September 6, 1998

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Nanny State

Thank you everyone that has contributed to the last post and the emails I’ve received. I’m going to put up a summary of what I’ve learned as soon as I can.

I am still having internet difficulties, and many other gremlins coming home to roost at the same time. Something every Canadian should know: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency defies common sense, and I will no longer be shipping any products into Canada. Now I know why others have stopped their efforts too – the FIA can’t read nor understand their own rules or exemptions. I have one word for them — morons.

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Site Status & Blog Questions

A few updates on site status:

If you’ve emailed me, but not received a reply, I probably didn’t receive it. I’m also have difficulties sending and receiving email, logging over 100 rejected messages in the last three days. All orders with valid email addresses receive a personal reply. You should have received a cart verification email and this additional reply to confirm I’ve received your order. This is the normal “notifications” everyone should receive.

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Climate Code Red

The following is from Climate Code Red website, this is the summary page, put here in it’s entirety, bolded emphasis mine for impact.

* The extensive melting of Arctic sea-ice in the northern summer of 2007 starkly demonstrated that serious climate-change impacts are already happening, both more rapidly and at lower global temperature increases than projected. Human activity has already pushed the planet’s climate past several critical €œtipping points€, including the initiation of major ice sheet loss.

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Creating A One World Consciousness: Critique

I rarely wander off into the right-wing mindfield of paranoia and delusion anymore, because I am so often disappointed in what I find. Wrong-headed thinking and outright lies and fabrications are the booby traps lying in every other sentence for the unaware or uninformed.

Silly me, I did it again. First found on Blacklisted News, but the source is here on Intel Strike, a site I’ve never seen. The article, titled “Creating A One World Consciousness: Mankind at the Turning Point Part 2“, sounded interesting.

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Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us

Found on Carolyn Baker’s site, and also sent in by Vaughn, a secret report on climate change, apparently hidden from our knowledge.

I think we all know that the Bush Administration has long been hiding the facts and science and the analysis that have come forward about climate change.

This report, from 2004 indicates just how far they’d would go to hide the truth from us. Please note: (especially to the newcomers here) — these are the same conclusions written and recorded on this blog for the past several years with updated date predictions. All bolded emphasis is mine simply to draw attention to pertinent parts.

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Until I Depart… Famines May Occur Without Record Crops This Year

I’m still here… hacking and coughing my way through the day. My recent warning about closing up sparked some interest and concern. Let me clarify this point I raised a bit more and see if it helps:

We all depend upon suppliers to keep us running, I’m no different, except nobody needs me. What I offer is a service, but it’s not a replacement or even an essential service.

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Thousands of Bats Are Dying In New York

This is creepy. Coupled with the massive bee die-offs that are occuring around the world, it makes you wonder if “they” are trying to cause a world-wide famine due to crop losses. Bats control a lot of the bugs that affect our harvests.

A significant loss of bats is chilling in itself to wildlife experts. But “”like the mysterious mass die-offs around the country of bees that pollinate all sorts of vital fruits and vegetables “” the bat deaths could have economic implications. Bats feed on insects that can damage dozens of crops, including wheat and apples.

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Outdoor Women Wanted

I’ve been contacted by yet another media firm, who are looking for active, outdoor woman.  If there are any outdoor type woman, who are interested in being part of a documentary film, you might want to get in touch with Serita Wesley of RDFUSA.  Here’s what she sent me:

I am currently looking for women who have mastered wilderness survival and who thrive off of outdoor activities, for a documentary series that is currently in development.

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Sell Your Real Estate Immediately! – Asset Price Deflation Crash!

More doom sent in by Vaughn. This is not our advice, this is an article that you should read and decide for yourself what you should do.

Meanwhile, sell your real estate now. Sell it now. Now. Get rid of it. All of it. Even if you can’t get 2005 prices (and you won’t). Get what you can now, set the money safely aside and buy the property back (or one like it) several years from now, for a lot less money.

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2008 – Collapse!

Sent in by Vaughn, from a source I’ve never heard of before: The collapse of the U.S. and global economies have been given a date – September 2008.

Neither Asia nor Europe (or more precisely nor the Eurozone’) will suffer the roughest, the most sustainable and the most negative impact of the ongoing crisis; but the United States will, as well as all the countries/economies strongly linked to the US (what our experts have decided to call the American risk) (8). A decoupling is indeed taking place between the US economy and the other large regions of the world. But decoupling does not mean independence and it is clear that, as anticipated by LEAP/E2020 for many months, Asia and Europe will be affected by the crisis. But decoupling entails that the evolution of the US economy and of the other large regions of the world are no longer synchronised, that Asia and Europe are now moving along courses no longer determined by the US economy.

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How corn is quickly becoming the new crude

“The U.S. is now using more corn for production of ethanol than our entire crop in Canada,” says Kurt Klein, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Lethbridge. “It’s huge.”

And it is going to get bigger. In 2000, world production of ethanol totalled 20 billion litres. In 2007, world production climbed to 60 billion litres. In the month of January alone, six billion new litres of ethanol were produced in the United States, Mr. Klein says.

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Wheat Market Gone Wild

This one speaks for itself:

Decades from now, farmers will still talk about this week – the moment when wheat in Minneapolis soared to nearly $20 a bushel.

Like a 100-year flood, spring wheat prices have risen relentlessly all winter, obliterating every record in sight. At the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, wheat fever pushed prices to $19.80 a bushel in trading Friday – nearly triple the record from 1996.

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Human Impact on World Oceans & More

Found over on Idleworm, Human Impact On World’s Oceans:

Only about 4% of the world’s oceans remain undamaged by human activity, according to the first detailed global map of human impacts on the seas.

I guess this still means we’ve got 4% left to screw up. Which we will.

I’m still sick, unfortunately, and truly uninspired as of late. The news is always bad and being sick doesn’t help. I still feel like I’m swatting at flies in a sandstorm, which I’m absolutely sure I am.

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Food As An Investment

I’ve long taken the position that gold and silver are actually poor investments compared to other possibilities. I’ve written several articles here to this effect, stating my position.

Tonight, I decided to check and see what has happened in the past year with wholesale food prices. Each year, I receive a new price list, except last year, I received several as the canneries struggled to stay ahead of the rapidly escalating prices.

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My Day

I’m really sick today and can hardly speak. This isn’t making callers happy, but there is little I can do about it.

I’m all caught up now on orders (shipping from here) and price changes and everything else. I think working long hours didn’t help my health situation, but I’ll recover.

There will be a few new products, Mountain House has sliced bananas and strawberries available and these are in stock here too. I’ll get these posted asap.

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