Americans…. have chosen the path of “strong” denial. The United States is the leading cause behind many, many wrong-doings throughout the world. Quoting myself, I said: “This blog had focused on a wide variety of these issues, including war, terrorism, torture, pollution, environmental destruction, economic collapse, climate change, peak oil, tyranny, oppression, “big brother”, privacy, capitalism, imperialism, domination, genocide, materialism, consumerism, evaporating freedoms and lost liberties. My goal was to awaken the sleeping sheep of America to their common predicament, and to the root causes of many of these issues.” Many different bloggers are also still focused on the same issues. And yet despite the billions of words now broadly played across the Internet extolling and exhorting our views, news and opinions of these facts and events, we have singularly failed to actually change what I have come to call the final outcome.[...]
I spotted this over on Cryptogon, but the original article is AP: FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments
$500 free laptops? Gift cards? Holy shit, I’m missing the boat here. Nobody has ever offered me anything like that.
But my jaw really dropped when I read that Cryptogon requires $1,000 a month in donations, or will close shop.
I’m not begrudging anybody anything that they might make on their blogs, but something is desperately wrong here.[...]
Sent in by Lonewolf — Global Research has a detailed article on the 2009 drought and crop harvests, which is already causing a precipitous decline in food production, as much as 20% – 40%.
This is catastrophic, and will result in millions of deaths around the world. Drought has now become so severe in so many places around the world that water supplies are now critical.[...]
Here is the Depression in pictures (graphs), proof positive that this isn’t a recession and that “green shoots” are more bullshit being spoonfed to gullible minds.It’s a Depression alright
To sum up, globally we are tracking or doing even worse than the Great Depression, whether the metric is industrial production, exports or equity valuations. Focusing on the US causes one to minimise this alarming fact. The “Great Recession” label may turn out to be too optimistic. This is a Depression-sized event.[...]
Sent in by Vaughn, this is an unbelievably ridiculous idea — Our idiotic government wants to “stimulate” the car companies by rewarding the stupid among us with vouchers towards a new car.
Congress passed the “cash for clunkers” measure late Thursday night as part of the $106 billion war spending bill. It’s not clear exactly when the program will be available to consumers, but President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill into law.[...]
The other day, I saw a car speeding down the road ahead of me. It was going faster and faster and it was all I could do to catch up to the car to give warning of the road ahead. I’d seen the signs and paid heed to what they said, but the other driver seemed entirely oblivious.
My attempts to warn the driver were being ignored. In desperation, I tried honking the horn, waving my arms and shouting into the wind, but the driver just kept on accelerating.[...]
Steve Lendman has a couple of articles worth reading (his last two entries, I don’t have a direct link). The real world where assassins and murderers operate, and the American human rights abuse.
There is no doubt that most of us live on entirely different realities. What we perceive, see, hear and even feel is very much different then what others see, hear and feel. There is a shadowy world inhabited by hordes of goons and their victims that lies beneath ‘our’ daily reality.[...]
Boy, it’s late here, but the only time I’ve had to do this. But you really should read this article too within the next few days: The American Empire Is Bankrupt (sent in by Phil).
I suspect this is going to happen very very soon now. Once the dollar is debased like this, it’s all over. And there has been plenty of talk that this is going to happen. Fits right in with my own expectation of the future to a “T”.[...]
A very nice writeup on what peak energy (not just oil) really is, what it means for every living thing on Earth and how soon the disasters are going to start taking place — An Inconvenient Talk
It’s a long, but worthy read. Here are a few data points to consider that I’ve summarized for you:
Nobody has actually done a wellhead by wellhead oil assessment until 2008! But now that this has been done, they’ve set a date: 2020 is when we hit global peak production limits. Not to be confused with peak oil mind you, production deals with our ability to ramp up our exploration and extraction of all the world’s remaining oil. According to the article, we will forever be downhill on production capability after 2020.[...]