I’ve still been working on the root cellar. There were three days of rain that made a mess of everything, mostly mud and wet conditions where I didn’t try to do any work. Then when the weather broke, I finally installed the roofing on my shop. Metal roofing is now $3.25 a foot, that’s a 100% price increase over this time last year.
Lovely police state we have in Amerika (video link). Told you guys to stay home. Don’t give these thugs the pleasure of using their expensive toys on you. If you showed up, you should have been there in full battle dress ready to fight these bastards.
I have absolutely NO love for these fascist pigs. America doesn’t even remotely represent a democracy or a free country, just try to protest and you’ll quickly find out what this country really is.
These guys obviously don’t read this blog:
The prospect of global wars driven by climate change is not something often discussed publicly by our political leaders.
But according to one of America’s top military analysts, governments in the US and UK are already being briefed by their own military strategists about how to prepare for a world of mass famine, floods of refugees and even nuclear conflicts over resources. Analyst Warn Of Looming Global Climate Wars
Lonewolf sent me a bunch of links. Peter Goodchild has a long article that basically say’s “it’s all over folks”. Sorry No Gas is a lengthy read, and I think most of the points he covers have been written about here.
I remain absolutely convinced that a) nobody is listening, and b) almost nobody truly understands the severity or the magnitude of the problems headed our way. Goodchild tries to explain that, but only fails in a couple of areas (imo).
Here’s a photo essay of one of my summer projects.
This is a root cellar that I’m building, albeit slowly. Moving all of this dirt (several times) is hard work:
This thing is pretty big as root cellars go, finished dimensions will be 13 x 24, but the hole is quite a bit bigger. It’s at least 35 feet long right now and 15 wide. I had to go oversize so I had room to install posts and sheeting.
I just read this and can’t make any sense of it at all:
Uncredentialed activists are to be fenced off and kept away from the Pepsi Center in Denver by parking lots the size of football fields. The protesters descending on the RNC will be cordoned off into designated “free speech zones,” guarded by thousands of police officers to the tune of $50 million at this “National Special Security Event.”
Imagine if this happens in Amerika:
How to get hold of petrol is one of the hottest topics in Nepal ever since its sole supplier, India, began refusing to sell fuel on credit a year ago to Nepal’s state-run fuel monopoly, which owes it millions of dollars.
The ensuing shortage has led to rationing and pump queues of several kilometres.
All these fuel consumers are already out of business, but they don’t even realize it yet. Nepal Fuel Lines
Here’s another example of asinine stupidity by the State. Interference in the efforts of two children, who were trying to sell some family garden produce:
“They may start out with a little card-table and selling a couple of things, but then who is to say what else they have. Is all the produce made there, do they make it themselves? Are they going to have eggs and chickens for sale next,” said Manning. California Town Shuts Down Food Stand
This is one of those terrible stories with insufficient details, but enough so to make your hair stand on end (sent in by logrithmic):
WASHINGTON “” A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday. Deciding Who’s A Terrorist Just Became Totally Arbitrary