Future Prep Alert!

Current predictions by the world scientific community (most of them anyway) are that the world will experience increasing temperatures for the next several centuries.

I do not know if anyone has done any work beyond 1,000 years, but of immediate and global concern is the temperature increases that are expected this century and what this is going to mean for all life on Earth.

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Robots ‘R Us

Angie has done it again with another excellent post, The Coup Will Not Be Televised.

I think she should have called this “Wake The Fuck Up“, as it goes right to the heart of the matter of what is wrong with us as a species and a civilization. Excellent work, I must say.

The Winter Patriot has a great article on the “assassination teams” operating around the world under the U.S. Government.  Screwed Again is definitely a worthy read.

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Amused To Death

Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me This supermarket life is getting long What is the heart life of a colour TV What is the shelf life of a teenage queen Ooh western woman Ooh western girl News hound sniffs the air When Jessica Hahn goes down He latches on to that symbol Of detachment Attracted by the peeling away of feeling The celebrity of the abused shell the belle Ooh western woman Ooh western girl And the children of Melrose Strut their stuff Is absolute zero cold enough And out in the valley warm and clean The little ones sit by their TV screens No thoughts to think No tears to cry All sucked dry Down to the very last breath Bartender what is wrong with me Why am I so out of breath The captain said excuse me ma’am This species has amused itself to death Amused itself to death Amused itself to death We watched the tragedy unfold We did as we were told We bought and sold It was the greatest show on earth But then it was over We ohhed and aahed We drove our racing cars We ate our last few jars of caviar And somewhere out there in the stars A keen-eyed look-out Spied a flickering light Our last hurrah And when they found our shadows Grouped around the TV sets They ran down every lead They repeated every test They checked out all the data on their lists And then the alien anthropologists Admitted they were still perplexed But on eliminating every other reason For our sad demise They logged the only explanation left This species has amused itself to death No tears to cry no feelings left This species has amused itself to death
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Bad News Ahead

There are two articles today that are very bad news for our financial future –

Fed Planning 15-Fold Increase In US Monetary Base (link)

This is a staggering devaluation of the US currency! It means that for every dollar in America in September 2008, the fed is going to created fourteen more of them!

Recall the concerns of hyperinflation? Imagine what “worth” your fiat money is going to be if its purchasing power is suddenly devalued by 1400%. This year!

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Beyond The Point Of No Return

[This is one of those data ‘points’ that supports my own position that our goose is cooked. Please see my final comments on the bottom – Admin]

Beyond the Point of No Return
by Ross Gelbspan

It’s too late to stop climate change — so what do we do now?

As the pace of global warming kicks into overdrive, the hollow optimism of climate activists, along with the desperate responses of some of the world’s most prominent climate scientists, are preventing us from focusing on the survival requirements of the human enterprise.

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Royal Dutch Shell Stabs Renewable Energy

More proof that we’ll keep doing all the wrong things: Shell Oil Abandons Renewable Energy

This is the same company that made ‘obscene‘ profits on exploitation of the world’s energy supplies.

You can get angry over this if you like, but this is what mega-corporations do, and this is what they’re all about. They’ll always chase the money, first and foremost.  Even it means destroying the last vestiges of our environment.

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Big Problems Ahead

Big problems still ahead: Wheat Fungus Could Devastate Harvests. A bit more here, Wheat Fungus Threatens Global Crops. Could be a real biblical plague if they don’t get hold of this in time.

I think this article is only right about one thing, and is the “crisis ahead”, but not about when.

Growing world population will cause a “perfect storm” of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, the UK government chief scientist has warned.

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Enraged

“A tidal wave of public outrage over bonus payments swamped American International Group yesterday. Hired guards stood watch outside the suburban Connecticut offices of AIG Financial Products, the division whose exotic derivatives brought the insurance giant to the brink of collapse last year. Inside, death threats and angry letters flooded e-mail inboxes. Irate callers lit up the phone lines. Senior managers submitted their resignations. Some employees didn’t show up at all.

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What’s Dead

From the Market Ticker: What’s Dead

Just so you have a short list of what’s at stake if Washington DC doesn’t change policy here and now (which means before the collapse in equities comes, which could start as soon as today, if the indicators I watch have any validity at all. For what its worth, those indicators are painting a picture of the Apocalypse that I simply can’t believe, and they’re showing it as an imminent event – like perhaps today imminent.)

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By 2100

[James Hansen shares my own pessimism about our future, but unlike me, Hansen in a world-renown climate scientist. He’s one of the few “boldly honest” scientist speaking out today on the real severity of the problem. Many of the rest are still trying to weakly declare we’re not in this much trouble (yet). I’ve bolded the juicy parts – Admin]

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Imagine That

I “thought” to write a quick entry on this blog on “contraction”, as this is now a global phenomena with terrifying repercussions (think havoc, homelessness and helplessness). But then I realized that I had already done so, many times and in ways that are shall we say, “interesting” because of their predictive accuracy.

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Let’s Go Out To Eat!

NEW YORK””Drawn by a strange force they could neither resist nor describe, millions of Americans reportedly dropped what they were doing Tuesday and, acting as if by instinct alone, gathered into one massive nationwide breadline.

According to witnesses, citizens across the country exited their homes in near unison, leaving behind growing stacks of bills, empty kitchen cupboards, and what was once a life of comfort to form the spontaneous, 2,000-mile-long queue.

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