First Commercial Ship Sails Over The Northwest Passage: “I Didn’t See One Cube Of Ice”

From the Climate Progress blog:

Desgagn’s Transarctik used the MV Camilla Desgagn’s because it is a super ice-class vessel, said Waguih Rayes, the general manager of the company’s Arctic division.

Rayes, who was on the vessel during its trip through the Northwest Passage, said the company informed the coast guard, which put an icebreaker on standby.

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The Solutions Are Waiting

This is an cool animated video that lays out the global warming / climate change in an easy presentation. It’s rather cool, worth watching and at the end, you can pick and choose from their solutions.

The Solutions Are Waiting

Please watch, you’ll find it interesting and amusing, I did. Especially the armed fortress.

Now, sticking to the pessimist view, I don’t buy into the solutions presented at all. The proof is always in the pudding, and nobody is making this pudding yet.

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Climate News

I came across two articles today that deal with the same subject, from the same report.  However, the difference in their reporting is quite remarkable.

This is nothing new, skeptics or deniers will use the same data sets and the same reports to bolster their claims, and proponents will do the same, each cherrypicking their data to report on.

Here they are:

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Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

I thought this headline was a joke, but it is not:

A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

Only a matter of time before the stupid sheep would kill one of their own.

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Defenders of the Earth – A Call For Global Action

Since its inception, this blog has concentrated on many issues relating to the human condition within the framework of civilization: human rights, greed, corruption, justice, equality, environment, politics, tyranny, war, collapse, survival, primitivism, sustainable living and above all, common sense and the transparency and folly of our present world.

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Hope In Common

[This is an excellent article bringing up several important points – Admin]

Hope in Common – David Graeber

We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. Organized resistance appears scattered and incoherent; the global justice movement a shadow of its former self. There is good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism will no longer exist: for the simple reason that it’s impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet. Faced with the prospect, the knee-jerk reaction””even of “progressives”””is, often, fear, to cling to capitalism because they simply can’t imagine an alternative that wouldn’t be even worse.

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Revolutionary Thinking

I’ve been kinda “holding it in” lately, on purpose. Lots of hoopla and hoorah and blah blah going on out there in Net land, but it doesn’t really mean much. Actually, it doesn’t mean anything at all and I’m not going to pass it on.

The crash / collapse is progressing nicely however. This isn’t b.s., or blah blah. Big bad chunks of news each and every day, piling up the evidence to stratospheric heights.

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U.S. Pledges $7.7 TRILLION

Is it ok if I laugh now? I mean, a real big belly shaking hilarious kind of laugh?

Our government is so stupid, so insane and so out of control, that laughter is got to be better then pulling your hair out by the roots.

The only thing stupider are the people still playing in today’s Russian roulette version of the stock market.
I watch this thing go up, then go down, then go up and then go down, each time Congress or Bernanke or Paulson promise something that they cannot possibly deliver.

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The World

If you haven’t seen this, perhaps you could take a look at The World. Check out the video clips and the image gallery to fully appreciate what they’re doing there.

Makes you wonder why we worry about replacing light bulbs, save forests, or cut down on carbon emissions at all. Hell, for that matter, why we’re even here. We’re just in the way.

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War, Waste and Moneylenders

[Posted in its entirety. A great many of the points raised here have been brought before you on this blog, but this writer conveys them quite nicely – Admin]

War, Waste and Moneylenders by Ryan King

“If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are over consuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster”¦ as prosperity goes down political ruthlessness and one-party rule, nationalism and bellicosity begin to rise.”

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The True Cost Of Gold

Gold is always thought of as a “precious metal” due to its rare nature and the difficulty (human labor) in obtaining it.

There is a real-life hidden cost of gold however, one that is almost always overlooked. Mining for gold, in this case, an entire mountain, requires the forest to be be clear-cut and laid waste. Cyanide is then used to leach out the microscopic gold particles, which in turns leaks into the water and streams with devastating consequences:

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On Indigenious Uprisings & Resistance

On the same theme of indigenous uprisings just blogged, here is another story:

On November 7 more than ten thousand Santhal men and women converged in the Indian state of West Bengal to demand the end to state oppression and the constant dispossession of their lands.

It is an historic moment for the tribal peoples in the region “” and one so unprecedented that authorities are not even sure what to do about it.

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I recently commented about the lackadaisical actions exhibited by “American Patriots”. While I’m not particularly fond of picking on them as a unique group, they do represent what is also true for the rest of America. Which is namely “nothing”. The “I Don’t Justify Involvement Today” syndrome (I.D.J.I.T.), where we refuse to look, see, learn, hear or take any direct action on the things that really piss us off.

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Ahoy Matey’s, The Pirates Have Landed

The moment I heard about the ‘pirate hijacking‘ of the oil supertanker, I thought: “yeah, right”. You tell me. The sophistication of this ‘piracy’ smells like a three-letter agency. JIT, as in “just in time” to (re)turn the world’s attention away from everything else.

Anyway, you saw it here first, this could be another false-op to accomplish several things, jack up seriously sagging oil prices, increase the bogus war on terror, distract the populace from the assinine bailout (yes, I am suggesting that US operatives are actually behind this) and escalate the tightening grip of the world’s elite on a critical resource (just imagine where this will take international law and protectionism if you need a hint).

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