Jun 252010
 

I spent a little time reading some really outlandish websites today.  The advice that these ‘sources’ are given is essentially this:

a) it’s time to bug out.  If you’ve got a bug-out plan, they suggest you implement this, immediately.

b) the end of times is “here”.  Happening right now in fact.  Get your ticket now.

c) millions are going to die (Americans, this summer).

d) this is “it” — whatever “it” was to them or you, this is “it”. err, IT.

e) grab your gear and go.  Some self-appointed “luminaries” have basically blown their wad — shot their reputations full of holes with this one hoping their post-coital bliss will carry them through until the Second Coming.

Ok then.  That’s the gist of what I read.  No links will be provided.  I do not like promoting anything I consider ridiculous, outrageous or unethical.

Or bad advice.

The reasons given for all of the above were many, with the Gulf disaster taking center stage.  Conspiracy theories ranged all over the map, including martial law, solar storms, earthquakes, methane explosions and alien encounters.  Oh, and the return of Christ, almost forgot that one…

There are specific reasons why I do not subscribe to any of these fears, except those that have a credible basis in actual fact.

Unbeknown to all of you — I have been running a little experiment.  I didn’t tell anyone, and now I’ll let you in on it.

This blog was reopened on May 7th, mostly in response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20th, 2010.

Early on, this disaster struck me as “major”.  Screwing up a deepwater well in 5,000 feet of water was definitely going to be one for the record books, and it seemed as if these guys were going to have some real trouble putting a lid on this thing.

So far, all that has proven to be true.  Since May, 89 blog posts were published. The majority of these have been in response to the growing Gulf disaster.  I have now read and digested hundreds of articles on what is happening.

During May, the level of anxiety detected (through phone calls, emails, website sales and blog activity) was significantly higher then in June.

However, in June, the blogsphere was far, far more active with doomsday scenarios as the scale and scope became better known.  Yet despite this apparent effort, and the keyboard commandos feverishly pounding away on their keyboards (authors and commentators alike), the public apparently isn’t buying it.

Nightline had an episode on tonight just minutes after I published this on underground bunkers being hawked by developers, which at $750,000 are obviously only going to be affordable to the very rich.  But I’m not seeing any evidence of this at all — and suspect that a lot of this is just hype.

Good grief, I’m obviously not charging anywhere near enough for the food I sell — just one of these guys could make me a rich man.

This is evidenced by my totally unscientific approach — emails, phone calls, website sales.  June sales are the worst I’ve seen in many years (true at all the canneries).  However, there is no doubt that the fever pitch many would-be luminaries are screaming into their microphones is an incitement to panic — bail out, NOW!

But it is not happening anywhere that I can see.  And in my unqualified opinion, a good thing too.  Refugees never do fare very well, anywhere in the world.

This is the “resignation” that I mentioned there (link).  I said that the anger, rage, frustration, desperation and a whole lot of fear was “superficial”. In other words, not entirely real — not real enough for people to take action.  For those who have not actually had their lives already uprooted (like those on the Gulf coast), reacting in fear makes no sense at all and most of you didn’t.

In that innocuous post, I dangled a little tidbit, where I suggested that readers write in and let me know how they feel.  Only seven of you did.  Those that did expressed awareness, concern and determination.

But not fear.

Which is exactly the opposite of what some in the blogsphere are trying to foster.

So it isn’t working.  Most of you are not falling for this.  And I think that this is a good thing.  And this is one area where I digress from “my peers” in this genre.  Don’t panic.

Panic does not serve anyone very well unless your life is in immediate danger. Collapse preparations and implementation requires a methodical approach whenever possible.  Awareness, preparations and planning can oftentimes avoid entirely the need for panic.

If you’re a “follower” of those sites that are enlisting you to panic — stop reading now.  Don’t come back here.  Nothing else I can write will help you, which is what I have been trying to do for years and years now.

If you have not yet learned to think for yourself, assess the facts, examine the evidence and take an active, personal interest in your well-being and your life, then you are a leaf blowing in the wind, subject to every whim and whinny, uncertain and with no foundation.

You have absolutely no idea what to do.

Which makes you the perfect candidate (target).  Please empty your wallets before proceeding through the Exit. Bullhorns and microphones are your beacons. Behind the door to your left is your personal “shelter”, full deposit (non-refundable) required in advance.

It should be evident to everyone — if we are going to get through this “thing”, whatever is your personal trigger point, then it needs to be thought through very carefully.  You’re not running from a tidal wave yet, or evading one of those mythical roadblocks.  Don’t go screaming for the exit and ruin your life.

You may wonder why I even bother to write these things.

Because I’ve seen this before, time and time again.  All of the so-called predictions and fear-mongering of the past have ALL proven to be absolutely false.  We do NOT know what will happen in the Gulf, but that does not mean it is panic time because someone told you to.

Decide for yourself what your own level of risk and exposure is where you live.  For 90% of the population, the Gulf disaster does not pose an immediate life-threatening threat.  There is however, a mid-to-long term threat to many, many coastal residents and even many inland residents.  Yes, millions will be affected, but endurance is called for here, not panic.

You may need to relocate if you live in the Gulf, but if you’re in Arkansas, what exactly is it you’re afraid of?  Calm down, or better yet, simply turn off the shortwave, delete the bookmarks that got you so excited and move on.

Take some time to understand the connections between all these issues: oil production, oil pollution, transportation, food production on land and in the sea, climate change and atmospheric gas effects, and the economic ramifications of all of this. There is no one single “threat” here, there are literally dozens of threats and effects that will be experienced by most of us, probably ALL of us.

I’m going to leave out martial law, aliens, North Korean missiles and even Iran. No need to muddy up the waters here, they’re oily enough.

The Gulf disaster is a gigantic wake-up call for America, and indeed the world.  We really did screw the pooch here, birthing a gloppy abomination by our own hand.  Humans believe that they can’t mess up that badly — but this isn’t true.  It happened.  It’s here, and it’s not going away.  Now we deal with it.

This is a perfect time to do something about your own exposure.  Your dependency upon the business-as-usual model of life and living that has (nearly) every single person in this country 100% dependent upon everything functioning perfectly.

I have slammed this theme down again and again, doing my damnedest to demand that people wake up.  Business-as-usual is going to KILL YOU.  Sooner or later, a big bad disaster happens, or we screw up the environment so much that we can no longer inhabit the planet.  There are thousands of posts right here on this blog that have documented this outcome.

Breaking the business-as-usual paradigm begins with you.  YOU have to change.  This change includes this: STOP BEING A SHEEP.  STOP LISTENING TO THESE LYING, THIEVING SHEPARD’S WHO ARE FLEECING YOU BLIND.

And stop listening to their “promises” — they LIE because frankly, that’s all most of them know.  They even believe the lies, but that doesn’t make any of it true.

I don’t care if it is a radio talkshow host, a bullhorn bully or a pedophile preacher, get this crap out of your lives and get real, get practical, demand honesty, demand truth, facts, evidence and reject everything that doesn’t pass the “smell-test”.  If it smells fishy — it probably IS.

We are our own worst enemies and we LET THAT HAPPEN because we remain and even demand that we be manipulated.

There are many, many forces at work that gladly perform this function, and many of them we actively support.

Now would be a good time to read the “old” blog closure notice I wrote a year ago, now retitled “Beating My Head Against The Wall“.

It seems as if we will NEVER learn.  Even when a huge stinking gooey oily disaster strikes.

This is why DETERMINATION — that stage the transcends resignation is so bloody important.

It is time to dig in and dig deep and get REAL about what our chance are and what we are going to do about it.  This is not the time to give up or panic.

Do NOT give in to the fear these hucksters are promoting.  This is why you will not find me up on their websites.  I don’t advertise there, I don’t share my articles with them, I don’t get on their radio shows, and I don’t promote their crap.  Why should you?

I have long known that the only people who actually stand a chance are those that have both feet firmly planted on the ground.  The rest are cannon fodder.  They will be manipulated into doing something very stupid.  They will fight among themselves, or fight with you.  They will embrace whatever lie that promises them a false sense of security and safety while brandishing a sword in one hand and a club in the other.

This is their fate (by their own hand), rejecting common sense, practical advice, ignoring facts, evidence and even history.  They will bring on themselves their own downfall.  And they will take many, many bystanders down with them.  Many of them will gnash their teeth and literally wail when their expectations are never realized.

And then they will die.

But don’t assume that the world will be rid of fools and idiots, that’s totally unrealistic.  This world will see one group after another assume righteous indignation and claim preeminence over every other living thing (including you). This is where endurance is called for.  You’re going to have to outlast them, if you can.

We are just at the beginning of the severe human-troubles.  It has taken a while for the planet itself to react to our impacts, but it’s speeding up now.  America has been somewhat immune for a while, but that’s not true elsewhere (or here anymore).

Elsewhere, there are some really HUGE environmental impacts threatening millions of people right now.  Drought, flooding, poisoned water, lack of water, lack of food, severe weather, rising seas — you name it, it’s all happening.  And the panic is growing there, but the MSM in this country is keeping a pretty tight lid on how bad it’s already gotten (read Desdemona DAILY).

For many people, a dual “unreality” is taking place.  It’s business-as-usual for much of the developed world and even where you live, while personal collapse is hitting home.  Remember endurance, and practical preparations, unplugging yourself from dependencies, and reject the fear-mongering if you hope to keep your sanity and wits about you.

I’m going to try and shut up now.  Another break-time away from this box is needed.

Good LUCK to all of you — if your time truly has “come”, then do what you have to do.

 Posted by at 11:36 pm
Jun 242010
 

[This is from mi2g, and site / source I am not familiar with.  They're "Global Risk Specialists" according to their website - Admin]

Gulf Oil Gusher: Danger of Tsunamis From Methane?

London, UK – 21June 2010, 11:55 GMT

Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

A new and less well known asymmetric threat has surfaced in the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher. Methane or CH4 gas is being released in vast quantities in the Gulf waters. Seismic data shows huge pools of methane gas at the location immediately below and around the damaged “Macondo” oil well. Methane is a colourless, odourless and highly flammable substance which forms a major component in natural gas. This is the same gas that blew the top off Deepwater Horizon and killed 11 people. The “flow team” of the US Geological Survey estimates that 2,900 cubic feet of natural gas, which primarily contains methane, is being released into the Gulf waters with every barrel of oil. The constant flow of over 50,000 barrels of crude oil places the total daily amount of natural gas at over 145 million cubic feet. So far, over 8 billion cubic feet may have been released, making it one of the most vigorous methane eruptions in modern human history. If the estimates of 100,000 barrels a day — that have emerged from a BP internal document — are true, then the estimates for methane gas release might have to be doubled.


Tsunami: Low Probability High Impact Event

Warnings

Older documents indicate that the subterranean geological formation below the “Macondo” well in the Gulf of Mexico may contain the presence of a huge methane deposit. It has been a well known fact that the methane in that oil deposit was problematic. As a result, there was a much higher risk of a blow out. Macondo shares its name with the cursed town in the novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by the Nobel-prize winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

By some geologists’ estimates, the methane could be a massive bubble trapped for thousands of years under the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. More than a year ago, geologists expressed alarm in regard to BP and Transocean putting their exploratory rig directly over this massive underground reservoir of methane. Warnings were raised before the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe that the area of seabed chosen might be unstable and inherently dangerous.

Methane and Poison Gas Bubble

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found high concentrations of gases in the Gulf of Mexico area. The escape of other poisonous gases associated with an underground methane bubble — such as hydrogen sulfide, benzene and methylene chloride — have also been found. Recently, the EPA measured hydrogen sulfide at more than 1,000 parts per billion (ppb) — well above the normal 5 to 10 ppb. Some benzene levels were measured near the Gulf of Mexico in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 ppb — up from the normal 0 to 4 ppb. Benzene gas is water soluble and is a carcinogen at levels of 1,000 ppb according to the EPA. Upon using a GPS and depth finder system, experts have discovered a large gas bubble, 15 to 20 miles wide and tens of feet high, under the ocean floor. These bubbles are common. Some even believe that the rapid release of similar bubbles may have caused the sinking of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle.

50,000 to 100,000 PSI

The intractable problem is that this methane, located deep in the bowels of the earth, is under tremendous pressure. Experts agree that the pressure that blows the oil into the Gulf waters is estimated to be between 30,000 and 70,000 pounds per square inch (psi). Some speculate that the pressure of the methane at the base of the well head, deep under the ocean floor, may be as high as 100,000 psi — far too much for current technology to contain. The shutoff valves and safety measures were only built for thousands of psi at best. There is no known device to cap a well with such an ultra high pressure.

Oxygen Depletion

The crude oil from the “Macondo” well, which is damaging the Gulf of Mexico, contains around 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits. Scientists warn that gases such as methane, hydrogen sulfide and benzene, along with oil, are now depleting the oxygen in the water and are beginning to suffocate marine life creating vast “dead zones”. As small microbes living in the sea feed on oil and natural gas, they consume large amounts of oxygen which they require in order to digest food, ie, convert it into energy. There is an environmental ripple effect: when oxygen levels decrease, the breakdown of oil can’t advance any further.

Fissures or Cracks

According to geologists, the first signs that the methane may burst its way through the bottom of the ocean would be manifest via fissures or cracks appearing on the ocean floor near the path of least resistance, ie, the damaged well head. Evidence of fissures opening up on the seabed have been captured by the robotic midget submarines working to repair and contain the ruptured well. Smaller, independent plumes have also appeared outside the nearby radius of the bore hole. When reviewing video tapes of the live BP feeds, one can see in the tapes of mid-June that there is oil spewing up from visible fissions. Geologists are pointing to new fissures and cracks that are appearing on the ocean floor.

Fault Areas

The stretching and compression of the earth’s crust causes minor cracking, called faults, and the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has many such fault areas. Fault areas run along the Gulf of Mexico and well inland in Mexico, South and East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the extreme western Florida Panhandle. The close coupling of new fissures and cracks with natural fault areas could prove to be lethal.

Bubble Eruption

A methane bubble this large — if able to escape from under the ocean floor through fissures, cracks and fault areas — is likely to cause a gas explosion. With the emerging evidence of fissures, the tacit fear now is this: the methane bubble may rupture the seabed and may then erupt with an explosion within the Gulf of Mexico waters. The bubble is likely to explode upwards propelled by more than 50,000 psi of pressure, bursting through the cracks and fissures of the sea floor, fracturing and rupturing miles of ocean bottom with a single extreme explosion.

Cascading Catastrophe Scenarios

1. Loss of Buoyancy

Huge methane gas bubbles under a ship can cause a sudden buoyancy loss. This causes a ship to tilt adversely or worse. Every ship, drilling rig and structure within a ten mile radius of the escaping methane bubble would have to deal with a rapid change in buoyancy, causing many oil structures in its vicinity to become unstable and ships to sink. The lives of all the workers, engineers, coast guard personnel and marine biologists — measuring and mitigating the oil plumes’ advance and assisting with the clean up — could be in some danger. Therefore, advanced safety measures should be put in place.

2. First Tsunami with Toxic Cloud

If the toxic gas bubble explodes, it might simultaneously set off a tsunami travelling at a high speed of hundreds of miles per hour. Florida might be most exposed to the fury of a tsunami wave. The entire Gulf coastline would be vulnerable, if the tsunami is manifest. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and southern region of Georgia might experience the effects of the tsunami according to some sources.

3. Second Tsunami via Vaporisation

After several billion barrels of oil and billions of cubic feet of gas have been released, the massive cavity beneath the ocean floor will begin to normalise, allowing freezing water to be forced naturally into the huge cavity where the oil and gas once were. The temperature in that cavity can be extremely hot at around 150 degrees celsius or more. The incoming water will be vaporised and turned into steam, creating an enormous force, which could actually lift the Gulf floor. According to computer models, a second massive tsunami wave might occur.

Conclusion

The danger of loss of buoyancy and cascading tsunamis in the Gulf of Mexico — caused by the release of the massive methane and poisonous gas bubble — has been a much lower probability in the early period of the crisis, which began on April 20th. However, as time goes by and the risk increases, this low probability high impact scenario ought not to be ignored, given that the safety and security of the personnel involved remains paramount. Could this be how nature eventually seals the hole created by the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher?

 Posted by at 7:41 pm

Gasland

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Jun 242010
 

Watch this trailer:

There are thousands of documented cases of contaminated drinking water from gas drilling.

The quest to find energy is having horrendous effects on our environment, on our lives and on any real hope for the future.

 Posted by at 7:33 pm
Jun 242010
 

Andy Levin has a high quality photo show on the destruction in the Gulf. Worth seeing.

This lady claims first-hand evidence of massive coverups, staged “photo ops” when officials visit, widespread sickness and a conspiracy of monumental proportions:

Make of it what you will.  Very odd they’d allow someone such an ‘insiders view’ to all their meetings. Many people are not being allowed to help, or to work, or to operate their equipment. Photographers are being kept away, the Net has been scrubbed of many stories and videos, and this lady claims a free pass…  and she’s all over YouTube.

Something isn’t right here.  Your guess is as good as mine.  She herself comes off as credible (I have only watched the one video above and not all the others), but the big question here is “Why”?  Why would they allow her all the access denied to everyone else?

If this is deliberate, then they are still manipulating her and everyone else and for a reason.  What is that reason?

If it is not deliberate, then why her?  Why not many others?  Why let her now speak out in public about what she reports to have seen and heard?

Many, many people have been threatened with arrest and prosecution for speaking up — so this is why her story and the reasons it’s now out there makes no damned sense at all.

There are always two-sides however to every story. I’ve long believed that they (the opposing forces, usually government or the corporations behind them) deliberately allow ‘conspiracy’ to develop.  They’ve been caught doing this many, many times too.  The reason is diversion.  This functions as a ‘steam-valve’ to distract the people and diffuse their anger.  It’s a psychological techniques used all over the world, and some countries are very good at it, including this one.

You give an angry dog a bone to chew on so he doesn’t start chewing on you ….

The growing dissent and anger over this disaster is causing various groups to spring up and start demanding that they themselves take action.  I do not blame them.  But they can be quickly dissuaded by tossing in some bones ….

As a side point, where the hell is the so-called “militias” in this country?  If there ever was a “reason” for them to involve themselves, now would be the time.  But they are no where to be seen.  This is why I have always thought the militia movements were a sick joke.  Instead of allowing BP to stop the cleanup, stop the news coverage, stop the investigation and stop even stupid stuff like refusing to allow people to wear respirators, these so-called “protectors” are STILL sitting on the sidelines doing nothing.

Which is in point of fact, what they will always do when shit happens. Everybody should realize that. This is yet another one of those “bones” that are tossed into the mix that appear to offer something while doing absolutely nothing at all.

It’s more the BP that is behind this, obviously.  I’m just using them as the point men in a general term.  There is a lot of collusion and collaboration going on here.  Most of us are sitting at home, hoping like hell that they get their act together and get this fixed and then start remediation.  But the current stories coming out of the Gulf indicates that what has been done is woefully inadequate, that there is a lot of coverup taking place and that the people are not being adequately protected.

Here’s my take on this: not much CAN be done.  It’s too damned big.  It’s an environmental disaster of biblical proportions.  BP is following its business-as-usual model (self-protection and asset preservation). The government is colluding with this as much as possible, while giving the illusion that BP will be held responsible.

Something HAVE been done, but it’s obviously not enough.  The Coast Guard and the private security hired by BP and probably Halliburton are colluding on damage control.  Limit access, limit public awareness, ensure that a tight lid is kept clamped down on how big this is and how many people are actually “aware”.  And somebody has hired a whole shit-load of people to scrub the Internet.  The largest single disaster in human history is unfolding and the actual coverage is tiny in comparison.

Of course the MSM is just as involved as the rest of the collaborators.  Every reader of this blog should know that the U.S. media is really a bunch of whores that do exactly as their told.  I have no respect for them at all.  You still have to go offshore in many, many instances to find real news reporting and coverage, or find some independent news source that isn’t beholden to their boardroom.

I do not personally buy into the “conspiracies” that are now raging.  This is a disaster of unequaled size that very quickly got totally out of control.  No conspiracy is necessary.  The coverup however is quite real.  The lies and misrepresentations are also quite real, they’ve been found out already too many times.  Where this is going is anybody’s real guess.  I think millions are going to be affected.  I think most of the life in the Gulf will die.  I don’t even have any hope that the relief wells will work as expected.

Ultimately, the Gulf is toast imo, only a fraction of what was there will remain fit for human use.  Those residents on the coastlines will either suffer through with ongoing health and environmental issues for a long time, or move (or simply die).

I do not know what will happen next month, or in August when the relief wells will be finished.  The seabed could split open and spew forth billions of toxic crude, and earthquake could strike, or a super-hurricane could dump oil inland, anything could happen.

The Gulf disaster is human-caused folly.  Our hubris exemplified to apocalyptic levels for all to see.  No conspiracy necessary, just human stupidity and arrogance.

The Blow Out Preventer sitting on top of the well is in peril.  It’s leaning and could fail.  Being extremely heavy (450 tons as I recall) if this thing fails, then it would probably be impossible to ever stop the leak.

“Eventually even that will be futile as the well casings cannot support the weight of the massive system above with out the cement bond to the earth and that bond is being eroded away. When enough is eroded away the casings will buckle and the BOP will collapse the well.”

Pensacola Beach Water “Bubbling” — interesting.  The beaches are “gone”.

 Posted by at 11:07 am
Jun 232010
 

In my last post, the government “disconnect” was mentioned. There are always countless present-day examples of this effect at work, or how not to work.

A lot of people still believe the illusion that one of the main roles of government is to protect us.  I challenge that notion, because protecting us has never been the actual agenda.  What is being protected isn’t “us”, but the business interests including private and public business interests such as government itself.

If you look for it, it is not hard to spot.  Government always places government first. This self-interest would be acceptable if these entities were actually risking their lives or even their livelihoods, but that has never been the case. They’ve successfully gotten others to do that for them.

If government was protecting us as alleged, then we would in point of fact, live in a very, very different world then we do today.  Instead, government is actively engaged in protecting business, all over the world, and even here in the United States of course.  Almost all government activity is designed to ensure that business continues to operate and function.  This is why there is such a gargantuan amount of legislation pouring forth from government, and why we can never change anything in accordance to the will of the people.  Business always comes first.

Some present day examples:

Federal Government Halt’s Sand Berm Dredging

The government seems hell-bent to repeatedly do the wrong things in the Gulf.  But when you realize that business comes first in almost all cases, then you can understand why that happens. Continue reading “Self Interest Protectionism” »

 Posted by at 10:24 am

The Pong Effect

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Jun 222010
 

Do you ever get the idea that government has absolutely no idea what it is doing?

Deepwater drilling Ban Lifted

Judge Halts Obama Drilling Ban

We’ve all seen where political expediency creates (unnecessary) legislation.  And in direct relationship to an Administrations focus (such as gun bans), when some laws are passed and others are repealed.

The drilling moratorium should have been:

  • Immediate and full inspection of all deepwater drilling rigs on U.S. coastlines
  • Review and assessment of all deepwater drilling plans
  • Immediate rectification of any violations and safety procedures

To date, none of this has been done to my knowledge.  The ping-pong response accomplishes nothing.

I’ve yet to post anything about the immigration “reforms” taking place. Arizona has passed laws allowing law enforcement to investigate anybody that may not look like a lawful U.S. resident.  This has been ping-ponged back and forth and hotly debated to no effect.

Other states are now passing immigration laws themselves, but the Federal Government refuses to acknowledge State rights in this matter (and in point of fact, most matters).  There are rumors of a “mass amnesty” being passed by the Obama Administration.

But this is now much much more then just an immigration issue.  Border Patrol agents and Arizona cops are targets of Mexican snipers. There’s more here, Mexican Gangs Maintain Permanent Lookout Bases in Hills of Arizona.

This is a situation that will only worsen. Mexico can’t control it’s gangs or drug lords and that’s a problem that has gotten much, much worse.  Thousands of “civilians” have now died in Mexico.

We may be looking at a border war, beyond what is already happening there (by an order of magnitude or more).

 Posted by at 1:05 pm

Website Bits

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Jun 212010
 

This blog used to have a page rank of 5 before I shut it down a year ago. My estimate / guesstimates at that time was there were several thousand readers.  I then went silent for a few months before starting the newsletters, which ran from August until sometime in April, with about 64 issues published.

How many readers are now “here” from the newsletters?

I have heard from a small few of you, but there were nearly a thousand subscribers to the newsletter.  I don’t anticipate going back to that format since it “delayed” the news by days or even weeks, simply to keep from stuffing your inbox too full. More then one person unsubscribed for that reason, so I tried to keep a lid on how often it was published.

But things are happening too fast now for that method of publication to be very useful.  I am still passing on only a tiny amount of what I’m personally reading everyday, assuming that a lot of readers have either already read the same information I have elsewhere, or would find it more information-overload.

Read Desdemona Despair everyday if you can.  I am not affiliated with this site in anyway, I don’t even remember the guy’s name that runs it, but he’s doing a great job on documenting the falling environmental dominoes of our world today.

I am not affiliated with any site actually, a particular “point” I’d like to make (and continue to keep).  I send money to the guys and gals that I like so that they will keep writing, but beyond a simple “thank you”, that is the entire extent of my affiliation.

Something in WordPress (what this blog uses) is now broken — I can no longer tell if any of the articles I’ve published are being picked up anywhere else.  If you are sharing these articles anywhere, you’ll have to let me know (if you want to tell me) by dropping me an email.

Related, is if there is any scuttlebutt going on somewhere on the Net, I undoubtedly don’t know about that either, as I do not hang out on any forums or boards or blogs.

I’ve shared all that for a reason.  Lately, I’ve detected a subtle shift in consciousness among the Net-enabled, and even the non-Net enabled (they call me sometimes). This shift seems to encompass the same points.  The main point that I’ll mention here is “resignation”.  People seem resigned to the cause-and-effect that is now shaping and impacting their world.

There are other emotions / thoughts being expressed of course.  Anger, rage, frustration, desperation, and a whole lot of fear.  But this is more superficial I think then the sense of “lasting resignation” that I’m picking up on.

I think that this is both good and bad, depending on what this means to you.  Resignation is a form of acceptance — this is how things are now, and now we can move on.  Resignation can also mean defeat, if you’re planning on or practicing giving up.

I am not advocating anybody giving up.  But I am advocating “moving on” from where we’ve been and what we thought or even hoped would happen.  Some of our worst fears are now proving to be true for some of us (but check this one out, we may not have seen anything yet).

I “hope” that resignation I’m detecting may mean a shift in consciousness, that essential awareness that the paradigm that shapes our daily lives is changing, and most importantly, needs to change.

I think that this is very important, and from my own perspective as an accredited Dr. Doom, I’m glad to see this happening.

How about you?  Is there a shift taking place?  Will it help or harm?

Let me be the first to point out that if this is happening, then it is essential that is also affect the corporations that run this world.  That is where a real shift in priorities, practices, “lifestyle” (business) must take place on a global scale. The practice of greed and gluttony and total disregard for everything else must stop there before it can help us here, where we live, work and play.

I’m going to deliberately leave this posting short and let you think on these few thoughts.  Get back to me if you feel like it (email).

 Posted by at 7:38 pm
Jun 202010
 

Nice posts over on ddjango (there are several there you should read): Yet Another Way Capitalism Will Kill US

It’s not what you might think – it is about how food production has been taken over by multinationals, who then are raking in mega-profits and feeding us crap while destroying our healthy food supply.

Randall sent me this link you should read, about how our government willingly kills thousands of us:

U.S. govt. poisoned its own citizens during Prohibition

In response, the administration of President Calvin Coolidge ordered industry to add higher levels of more difficult-to-remove poisons to their alcohol, including acetone, benzene, cadmium, camphor, carbolic acid, chloroform, ether, formaldehyde, gasoline, iodine, kerosene, methyl alcohol, mercury salts, nicotine, quinine and zinc. Shortly after the institution of this campaign, 31 people were poisoned to death over the course of the Christmas holiday in New York City alone. Historians estimate that a total of 10,000 people were killed by the program before Prohibition ended in 1933.

We still live in the same world today.  Just because this happened during Prohibition doesn’t mean it isn’t happening today.  There are many added toxins put into our food supply deliberately and methodically.  Fluoride is one of the best known, but there are many others (over 50,000 pesticides and 700 chemicals), causing breast cancer, birth defects, weakened immune system, non-hodkins lymphoma, brain damage, fetal death and malformations, fetal brain damage and miscarriage, Parkinsons, prostate cancer, lung cancer, hyperactivity, ADD and other neurological problems, male infertility and long term infertility. Check out Chem-Tox.com for more detailed effects of pesticides with supporting studies.

And this is a MUST read: Toxic Waste and Haiti

Two decades ago, the garbage barge, the Khian Sea, with no place in the U.S. willing to accept its garbage, left the territorial waters of the United States and began circling the oceans in search of a country willing to accept its cargo: 14,000 tons of toxic incinerator ash. First it went to the Bahamas, then to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Bermuda, Guinea Bissau and the Netherlands Antilles. Wherever it went, people gathered to protest its arrival. No one wanted the millions of pounds of Philadelphia municipal incinerator ash dumped in their country.

Desperate to unload, the ship’s crew lied about their cargo, hoping to catch a government unawares. Sometimes they identified the ash as “construction material”; other times they said it was “road fill,” and still others “muddy waste.” But environmental experts were generally one step ahead in notifying the recipients; no one would take it. That is, until it got to Haiti. There, U.S.-backed dictator Baby Doc Duvalier issued a permit for the garbage, which was by now being called “fertilizer,” and four thousand tons of the ash was dumped onto the beach in the town of Gonaives.

It didn’t take long for public outcry to force Haiti’s officials to suddenly “realize” they weren’t getting fertilizer. They canceled the import permit and ordered the waste returned to the ship. But the Khian Sea slipped away in the night, leaving thousands of tons toxic ash on the beach.

For two years more the Khian Sea chugged from country to country trying to dispose of the remaining 10,000 tons of Philadelphia ash. The crew even painted over the barge’s name — not once, but twice. Still, no one was fooled into taking its toxic cargo. A crew member later testified that the waste was finally dumped into the Indian Ocean.

This story really pisses me off, because this kind of coverup and crime has been going on for a very, very long time (here).

The United States remains one of the world’s worst polluters. It seems as if nothing will stop the greed and the gluttony that turns this planet into a garbage dump.

ddjango points out:

Many claim that we have been betrayed by our President. We have not. We have been betrayed by our own hope in a magic cure from a system that is itself at once broken and evil. We have sold ourselves for silver coin and now we’re just angry at each other. Look around for someone to blame. Eventually we encounter the mirror. We should ask the guy in the mirror, “How could you dare to do this to me?”

How broken are we?

It does no good, in these circumstances, to blame anyone. We would have to assume that accurately assessing blame would result in The Fix. Thanks for playing. Next?

For me, the only “fix” lies in creative, nonviolent non-cooperation. No credit cards. No money in big banks, just in a small credit union. No money to any big box corporation; no participation in commercial christmas this year. No car to leave a massive footprint of belch and steel; public transportation only. No cable TV, no DVD player, no Blackberry, no big screens or surround sounds. No movies with their indoctrination scripts and Oscar marvels of mass hypnosis.

I recently watched both of CelticRebels’s “Don’t Go West” video productions. Mistakenly, I watched episode 2 first, and immediately realized that “the person inside of you pretending to be you” message was true. Most of us don’t even know who we are, having been helped along with this illusion by the media.

If you watch those two videos, realize that this is about much more the Holy Wood and the agenda they’ve promoted so heavily in our culture.  It’s about programming you from birth, creating fleshly monsters from human form, destroying all sense of actualized identity and instilling within something else entirely.

This explains in part why it is so damnably hard to “get through to people”. You’re not even talking to the real person most of the time.  You’re having to slice between the layers of media hype and programming, mass hypnosis and brainwashed minds that are no longer capable of intelligent or responsible thought.  They think they are — but as I have always said, actions betray their words.

However, going much deeper, and you won’t understand this until you’ve digested the deeper message in the videos, there is a hideous agenda at work here to disempower an entire nation into helpless malleable idiots.

Ask yourself “Why are they doing this?” and see what answers you come up with.  I can think of several, none of which are the whole truth.

I strongly suspect that the real intent is something far more sinister then obvious things like population control, or the feminization of men or having more sexual slaves to do their bidding.  That is simply too obvious.

I’ll give you some hints: follow the money.  It’s gotten so it always leads to the same place, so that should help you understand.

 Posted by at 9:06 am