Jan 302011
 

The eruptions in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen are going to have devastating effects.  Mubarak’s dictatorship and long-standing rule of brutality and oppression is going to come to an end.  Steve Lendeman and many others have written about the conditions in Egypt and throughout the Middle East.

America has stupidly sided once again, with the dictator (for now).  Probably because they don’t have their own puppet waiting in the wings to replace Mubarak.

There are manifold problems in Egypt, the level of inequality and corruption there is mind-boggling.  But…. would you believe that this is actually WORSE in America?

Washington’s blog covers this — Inequality In America Is Worse Than In Egypt, Tunisia Or Yemen

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From Washington’s Blog:

Gini Coefficients are like golf – the lower the score, the better (i.e. the more equality).

According to the CIA World Fact Book, the U.S. is ranked as the 42nd most unequal country in the world, with a Gini Coefficient of 45.

In contrast:

  • Tunisia is ranked the 62nd most unequal country, with a Gini Coefficient of 40.
  • Yemen is ranked 76th most unequal, with a Gini Coefficient of 37.7.

And Egypt is ranked as the 90th most unequal country, with a Gini Coefficient of around 34.4.

And inequality in the U.S. has soared in the last couple of years, since the Gini Coefficient was last calculated, so it is undoubtedly currently much higher.

So why are Egyptians rioting, while the Americans are complacent?

Please read the full article.

I’ve often wondered at this question myself.  We are one of the most highly controlled, manipulated groups of people on the entire planet, literally browbeaten senseless into believing a entire series of illusions about our way of life. That makes us an “easy mark” to suppress any dissent, or to defuse it entirely, or to redirect any dissent into utterly useless forms of protests (ie., “write your congressman”, etc.).

Egypt is now effectively cut off from the rest of the world. Whatever you “see” online or on the idiot box is going to be sanitized for public connedsumption.  They’ve cut the Internet, cell phones, newspapers and so on.

Obama is going to do that here by the way, the “Internet Kill Switch” is making a comeback.  Here’s how they did it in Egypt.

Ok then.  I’ve left off this blog and the writing for a fair while now, on purpose.  I’ve been super-busy trying to maintain the food business, order volume has remained critically high.  The global food situation is worsening daily with huge spikes in food prices occurring in conjunction with massive crop losses.

The point being, I’ve absolute had to concentrate on business. The blog has suffered, but I’ve long realized that this source of news sharing, perspective and opinion has run its course. There really isn’t much more to be said that hasn’t already been said a thousand times here.  We’ve screwed the pooch, we’ve created (and allowed) intolerable conditions for too many of us and it cannot last much longer.  The world IS in meltdown, graphically so.  The recent data on Greenland and the Arctic ice melt is exceedingly bad.

It is already known that we are going to shoot way past the 2°C “limits” that we thought would keep the planet from dangerous warming. The destabilization of the planetary climate is already swinging wildly from the norm.

Keep following Desdemona, he’s got daily updates of stories affecting us all. The planet is clearly in severe peril, or more specifically, all of the lifeforms that exist on and below the surface are in peril.  Just because Americans aren’t being told about it doesn’t mean it is not happening on a catastrophic scale now.  Humans have largely chosen to ignore these signs and the clear evidence of what this means, especially here in America.  Our insatiable appetites seemingly know no limitations.

I’ve probably read several hundred very important articles in the last four weeks that when digested, you can pretty much understand what lays ahead.  The problem however, is that knowing this information doesn’t really do much good.  The changes that humans need to make are not being adapted fast enough, widely enough or receiving the political / industrial support to make them even marginally effective.  What I am saying here is we are drowning in information of what is going wrong — but we’re still stubbornly refusing (and being refused) to make the necessary changes to mitigate the effects.

This is of course, the BAU (business as usual) model I’ve come to fully “expect”, having and holding no hope whatsoever that we are willing to change sufficiently enough until it is far, far too late.  Our very daily survival will have to be imperiled in an “in-your-face” series of events before we finally realize we’ve made some catastrophic decisions.  Think of the situation of having your home washed away by floods, or battered by Class 5 hurricanes, or buried under tons of ice and snow before the politicians we employ to allegedly “represent” us, stop glad-handling industry and start representing the survival of the people.

We stubbornly fail realize to that everything that is happening is all connected.  Corruption in our politicians and world leaders is connected to industrialization and the global monetary policies, all based upon greed and environmental exploitation, causing devastation, human oppression and climate change.

In turn, climate change is causing significant crop losses, rising food prices, increased energy consumption and political manipulation (corruption) as the world reels from one disaster to another.  It’s ALL related.

The invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan, the drone bombings and secret wars in Yemen, Pakistan and throughout the world is all part of the mad scramble to secure resources, or political “favoritism” for the energy hungry Western world.  This in turn causes corruption throughout foreign countries who betray their own peoples in turn for Western dollars, the raping of resources and widespread environmental destruction and pollution, the oppression of entire countries and forced slavery of their own workers, and the expropriation and export of crucial resources for the rest of the world.

It’s all related, every bit of it, including the manipulations on Wall Street and the corrupt Federal Reserve.  Giving America that advantage is the primary goal (from the American view), while every other country of the world including China, Japan, Germany, France and all other countries, seek to do the same things.  It’s being piloted by governments, who in turn are taking their marching orders from industry, who in turn are following the dictates of the globalists (bankers).

Conspiracy?  Not if that is exactly how the world really works.  All things “democratic” and “fair” and “equitable” are nothing but scams pulled over the people’s eyes to get them to meekly accept how things really are.  Infotainment venues such as sports, news sources and “reporting”, entertainment and Hollywood blockbusters are simply steam valves to dispel any thoughts or notions that you, the people, have a say about any of this, or the right to do anything at all about it. You’re being distracted to the extreme, on purpose.

For the truly disgusted, you can march, you can protest, you can write your congresscritters or you can stand naked in front of the White House, but don’t you fucking dare do anything serious… or you will be swiftly eliminated.

The horrifying truth behind all of this is that we are all along for the ride.  We have no real control over the idiots who are pulling the switch on this roller coaster, or have fast or how slow it will go.  We’re not even being allowed to get off the damned thing without extreme risk to our lives, health, “happiness” and ability to make a living.  Our very survival has been welding tight to the success of the “system” that I oft rant about.  If the system fails, this corrupt, evil machination of global control and dependency, then we fail.

But what happens when the system is discovered to having failed us?  If you do not yet realize that this is what is now happening in the hearts and minds of millions, and outside your door, you should.  We now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the system as it is designed and operating today, is a total abject failure.  Just because a tiny percentage of the people on this planet enjoy lives of abundance and “prosperity”, while oppressing billions more, does not equate to “success” — unless you are clinically insane and you enjoy killing.

What we have today is a global system of exploitation and manipulation that is very, very rapidly destroying everything that we depend on.  Our safety, our security, our food supply, the very air that we breathe and the food that we eat and the water that we drink — are all being imperiled by the over-exploitation of these monsters in “charge”.  They’ve locked everything, patented it, stamped it, manipulated it, marketed it and made ever-so-sure that we cannot gain any of it back since they quite literally, own it all.  Then they’ve made sure that we buy everything that we need from their company store, an act that is absolutely no different then the enslaved poverty of miners in the past (and which continues to this day).

You must go to them for everything that you need to simply exist — even the very “right” to exist comes as “permission” from on-high.  Poverty in America has never been this bad before (ever).  Depression is at an all-time record.  The number of starving children, women, families is higher then it has ever been.  Over one million homes were foreclosed on just last year.  Unemployment (wage slavery) is far higher then so-called “government statistics”.  Who in their right mind can believe anything that the government would have to say about itself?  This defies common sense.

We stand idly by why the world goes into meltdown, either blithely unaware of what is happening (or we simply don’t care), or so shell-shocked to the very core of our beings that we are absolutely numb with grief and depression.  It is all so very, very sad and upsetting no matter how you look at it.

When I see street protests in other countries like we are today, I wonder how Americans of ALL PEOPLE can stand idly by why their own government secretly and overtly manipulates those very countries.  IT’S ALL RELATED.  What is happening over “there” had it’s roots here!

But we do nothing, meekly accepting our bowl of porridge as our “birthright”, believing ourselves immune and unable to do much more then pound keyboards.  Wow.

I really don’t expect anything from this country or its people, certainly not the right thing.  We don’t even have a clue on how to stand in solidarity against corruption and evil since it’s so totally ingrained into our own political system.  We’ve come to accept the fact that duplicity is “how it’s done”, siding on the side of authoritarianism every time a whistleblower or “leak” reveals what we truly are.  We don’t want to know, in other words, and don’t you dare remind us, we — by our very actions (and inactions) have clearly chosen what we prefer.

We are what we do.  And we are what we do not do as well.  Therein lies all the evidence that anybody will ever need to understand who we are as a country and yes, as a people.  Just examine what we do.  And what we do not do.

We get away with this because we’ve been powerful with the largest military force in the world to back us up.  We’re told that we’re “fighting for democracy” but the odd thing about that claim is we’ve not brought democracy to any of the countries we’ve been fighting in.  We did manage a few “regime changes”, erecting puppet governments beholden to American interests, but we didn’t actually bring any real freedom to the people of those countries.  We brought in governments that we wanted — so that American businesses can, once again, exploit and expropriate the resources we wanted.  We even managed to give some of the people jobs for a few dollars a day, ensuring that the flow of cheap labor and cheaper goods kept coming to America.  We’re oft reminded that this is “good”, never for once even considering that this type of slavery can never be good or what the real long-term effects really are.

When we get tired, we leave, but the mess we left behind is truly catastrophic, and in some cases, it will last for 500,000 years as our radioactive dust slowly decays.  We’ve done this all over the world as ‘democracy’ by force is practiced again and again and again.

In the meanwhile, we over here in the land of fee and home of the slave, ‘enjoy’ our increasingly diminishing livelihoods as we fend of bankers and struggle with employment, never realizing that America has plucked all the easy fruit from around the world and now it’s going to get tough even for us, that ‘special people’ who still embrace the doctrine of Manifest Destiny being sang like a hymnal throughout the nations institutions and churches.

It’s all related, every single bit of it. Suffering in Africa is related to how governments and industry are cooperating together to expropriate resources and manipulate the people.  Ecuadorian Indians are dying from cancer in droves because of American oil interests that are polluting the rivers and groundwater.  Australian homes and farmers are being drowned because of greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes and smokestacks all over the world.  Ocean game fish are being driven into extinction because of global consumption and industrialized overfishing.  It’s all related.

We’ve got the intelligence to understand all of this, but not the wherewithal to change it. The world in meltdown is not some accidental geological or solar event that we have absolutely no control over.  The world in meltdown is because we did this, tragically to ourselves.

This makes us unbelievably stupid.  But I find this even more mind-blowing when we “know” all these things, and can fully admit them to ourselves (some of us anyway) and STILL we go on doing what we are doing.  We’re too lazy to put a stop to ANY OF IT.  We do not rightly assess the gravity of the situation, or the extreme danger we are courting.  We do not appreciate how our own children, the progeny of the Earth are going to even survive this ongoing stupidity (and apathy) of ours.

You cannot divide out and “isolate” the political from the environmental, or the financial from the industrial, or any segment of our entire human civilization.  It is all related, and it all has devastating downstream effects, all of which are very rapidly coming to an explosion.  The media, government and big business tries very hard to get us to isolate these effects in our mind, trying to get us to focus on “growth”, “jobs”, entertainment or something, anything else then how this is all a forest of dominoes that is falling over.  We built those dominoes for our own good pleasure (allegedly), giving scant regard to the fact that they were very poorly erected — or shouldn’t have been built at all.  And now that they are falling all over the world, we cry “foul”, but we need to realize that not only do they need to fall, they must fall if we are to even survive what is happening.

This is why collapse is still the answer for humankind.  It has ALWAYS been the answer in this present world of dominoes and industrialized dependency that we have created for ourselves.  Our way of existence is not even remotely sustainable and frankly, it should have never been allowed or even tolerated.  But that is a realization that won’t come for millions until their homes are flooded or washed away, their children are homeless and starving and the world is reeling in the throes of global collapse.

We are in meltdown, politically, financially, economically, environmentally — but rather then object, understand that none of our institutions and the way of life that we have created were destined to last.  Not like this, not when we’ve left behind nothing but a trail of destruction, death, depletion and damage.  Humans have found wonderful ways of living on this planet before without any of these things — no prisons, no laws, no money, no politicians, no jobs, no “employment”, no governments.  This is what we should be striving for in reality, because all of the above is exactly what has caused all that is happening now.

It IS related, after all.

 Posted by at 11:53 am
Jan 132011
 

From Fire Earth and NOAA:

  • Combined global land and ocean annual surface temperatures for 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest such period on record at 1.12 F (0.62 C) above the 20th century average. The range of confidence (to the 95 percent level) associated with the combined surface temperature is +/- 0.13 F (+/- 0.07 C).*
  • The global land surface temperatures for 2010 were tied for the second warmest on record at 1.73 F (0.96 C) above the 20th century average. The range of confidence associated with the land surface temperature is +/- 0.20 F (+/- 0.11 C).
  • Global ocean surface temperatures for 2010 tied with 2005 as the third warmest on record, at 0.88 F (0.49 C) above the 20th century average. The range of confidence associated with the ocean surface temperature is +/- 0.11 F (+/- 0.06 C).
  • In 2010 there was a dramatic shift in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which influences global temperature and precipitation patterns €” when a moderate-to-strong El Niño transitioned to La Niña conditions by July. At the end of November, La Niña was moderate-to-strong.
  • According to the Global Historical Climatology Network, 2010 was the wettest year on record, in terms of global average precipitation. As with any year, precipitation patterns were highly variable from region to region.
  • The 2010 Pacific hurricane season had seven named storms and three hurricanes, the fewest on record since the mid-1960s when scientists started using satellite observations. By contrast, the Atlantic season was extremely active, with 19 named storms and 12 hurricanes. The year tied for third- and second-most storms and hurricanes on record, respectively.
  • The Arctic sea ice extent had a record long growing season, with the annual maximum occurring at the latest date, March 31, since records began in 1979. Despite the shorter-than-normal melting season, the Arctic still reached its third smallest annual sea ice minimum on record behind 2007 and 2008. The Antarctic sea ice extent reached its eighth smallest annual maximum extent in March, while in September, the Antarctic sea ice rapidly expanded to its third largest extent on record.
  • A negative Arctic Oscillation (AO) in January and February helped usher in very cold Arctic air to much of the Northern Hemisphere. Record cold and major snowstorms with heavy accumulations occurred across much of eastern North America, Europe and Asia. The February AO index reached -4.266, the largest negative anomaly since records began in 1950.
  • From mid-June to mid-August, an unusually strong jet stream shifted northward of western Russia while plunging southward into Pakistan. The jet stream remained locked in place for weeks, bringing an unprecedented two-month heat wave to Russia and contributing to devastating floods in Pakistan at the end of July.

1.73 F degrees may not sound like much — but as the world events show, this is hugely significant. Especially during the record solar minimum we’ve been experiencing.

The parts of the world heating up the most are the Arctic and Antarctic, where temperature anomalies are far higher – 3 degrees Celsius and even 4.3 degrees Celsius: 2010 Hottest Year On Record For Canada

I recently shared this with a commentator:

There continues to be a steady rise in temperatures all over the world, especially the Antarctic and Arctic, and of course the world’s oceans.  We are seeing what was expected — wild weather extremes all caused by heating.

All that evaporation (caused by heating in the  hydrological cycle) has to go somewhere… it won’t stay airborne forever and when it does comes down, like it did in Pakistan and Australia, it’s “biblical”.

Don’t forget to include the United States, England, South Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines too.

Expect horrific heat waves in the coming summer seasons.

I’ve already written that much of the Southern United States will become uninhabitable in time.  Equatorial regions will increase in temperature to truly hellish conditions.  The predictions are that our “hottest days” we experience now will become the “norm” for weeks and months on end, and that will wipe out most crops in those regions.  I just don’t think it will take that long (2039) to experience these events — more like 2015.

The so-called “scientific reticence” — reluctance to tell it like it is and go out on a limb and risk your career (like I do :) has proven time and time again to be woefully underestimated by the “experts” on how fast climate change is occurring and to what degree and extent we can expect massive changes to our ability to exist.

We are in the end-game now as far as the Earth is concerned.  The timing couldn’t be more auspicious.

Update: Both Greenfyre’s and Climate Progress have also now covered this topic:

  • According to the Global Historical Climatology Network, 2010 was the wettest year on record, in terms of global average precipitation€¦.
  • These records are especially impressive because we€™ve been in €œthe deepest solar minimum in nearly a century.€
  • All 12 of the hottest years on record have occurred since 1997.
  • NASA recently reported the €œmeteorological year€ €” December to November €” was also the hottest on record.
  • the hottest year was accompanied by record-smashing weather extremes
  • €œThe year 2010 now has the most national extreme heat records for a single year€“nineteen.

Definitely go read the Climate Progress link, graphs and charts on the steady climbing temperatures.

 Posted by at 12:43 pm
Jan 132011
 

At least 348 people have died by mudslides in Brazil in the last 24 hours, as torrential rains wash down entire mountain sides.  The death toll is now over 361 people.

Up to 10 inches of rain caused massive flooding and mudslides, with dozens thought to have been buried alive.

Torrential Rains Kill Hundreds In Brazil

There’s more bad news here:

La Niña fury causing floods around the world: Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines

 Posted by at 12:07 pm
Jan 132011
 

This is interesting — the cost to perform DNA sequencing has fallen from $300 million (each) to $20,000, and expected to fall to under just $100 by 2013.  All well and good, except for the fact that this is going to be used in some very nefarious ways.

Personal Genomics Technology (pdf) is going to be used on all military personnel, collecting genetic information for military assessment.  This ominous sounding term means exactly what you might think — identifying individuals and phenotypes that have “have special relevance to military performance and medical cost containment”.

“These phenotypes might pertain to short- and long-term medical readiness, physical and medical performance, and response to drugs, vaccines, and various environmental exposures…. More specifically, one might wish to know about phenotypic responses to battlefield stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder, the ability to tolerate conditions of sleep deprivation, dehydration, or prolonged exposure to heat, cold, or high altitude, or the susceptibility to traumatic bone fracture, prolonged bleeding, or slow wound healing.”

In other words, the perfect combat soldier, able to withstand fatigue, stress, injury, sleep deprivation, dehydration, exposure and so forth.

This technology will also be widely utilized by everyone else at these low costs.  Insurance companies, hospitals, employers and more.  Who is likely to get sick?  Who will have debilitating disease impacting long-term insurance benefits and costs? Who is going to be “best” for the company to hire?

If you’ve not seen the movie Gattica, you probably should, because these very issues are portrayed in that movie.  Restricting access to social / economic groups by DNA is not at all far-fetched, or who is “deserving” of benefits, organ transplants, medical care or even employment.  It would not surprise me to see this technology being used to “plug” certain people into certain types of jobs.  Want to be an airline pilot?  Sorry, you phenotype rules you out…  Never mind that all kinds of “types” have filled all kinds of jobs since forever…

This type of technology gives rise to more control over individual lives and your entire employable and medical life. They’re going to be putting into the hands of corporations the ability to determine on an individual level who get’s what and who doesn’t.

Leave it up to the military to seek the creation of the perfect battlefield soldier — but even if you won’t be deployed, you might find yourself unemployable, uninsurable and unwanted in a world where DNA sequencing can be used in all kinds of ways against you.

I’m sticking this one under tyranny because this is an application of a beneficial technology that is already being hijacked by the usual suspects.

 Posted by at 11:17 am
Jan 112011
 

Watch that video all the way through.  Then read this:

The leader not fit to lead: Abbott continues to deny climate change

Is Tony Abbott fit to lead Australia?

Based on his stance on climate change, one has to say no.

In what has to be the most dispiriting election in decades, the major political parties are doing their best to avoid discussing climate change.

Minchin denies climate change man-made

Considering all the skepticism about climate change, there are probably hundreds or even thousand more articles on the denialism coming out of Australia.  However, the catastrophic flooding is now undoubtedly causing some belated rethinking of the skeptics position.

Australia is expecting the death toll to rise.  As you can see in that video, some locations are woefully underprepared to deal with the extremely rapid rise of water. That entire parking lot was washed away in just a couple of minutes.
Brisbane flood to be worst in 118 years – ‘New flood records are being registered right across the state’

Somewhere back on this blog, I wrote that all we had to do was to take a “wait and see” position to prove all the deniers wrong, and that people will refuse to see what isn’t happening to them until it does happen.  But it times like this, where disaster is wiping out billions of dollars, killing dozens of people and destroying homes, property, jobs and future, there is no sweet satisfaction in saying “I told you so”.

I feel for the people of Australia, and Pakistan where MILLIONS still need help and assistance, and whoever else is out there that is being literally hammered into the ground by climate change effects.  The forces at work are truly stupendously huge and there isn’t anything anybody can do now.

 Posted by at 2:53 pm
Jan 102011
 

Order volume for food orders continues to worsen in lock-step with global climate disasters and the national collapse news events.

Australia is having truly biblical-level flooding events only 1 month into their normal rainy season.  Found over on Desdemona:

These floods are coming on the heels of Pakistan’s massive flooding as extreme climatic events are intensifying.

Some time back (this blog is over 5 years old) I wrote about how we would experience wider and wider weather extremes, and eventually, we would reach the point where we would all be having a tough time just trying to survive.  This would also have a very real and dramatic effect on world / regional food supplies, prices and the economy. I think it is pretty safe to say that we have definitely arrived at that so-called ‘prediction’.

It was just common sense, already charted in the increasing global temperatures and known effects that this would cause. Climate change has long been known to last for several thousand years into our future, but better science and better data is making these ‘predictions’ more and more accurate all of the time.

Greenland’s ice melt is dramatically intensifying, and is considered by scientist completely irreversible, as are the melting glaciers all over the world.  These are not processes that can be easily reversed by humans, or in reality, reversed at all by humans.  The geological time scale involved is way beyond human ability to reverse.  The outflow of methane from the Siberian permafrost and the Arctic also continues to increase, creating truly “trigger events” that depict irreversible global warming and even more climatic extremes ahead.

Life on earth for all living beings is going to be increasingly difficult, this is now an absolute certainty.  The only thing we do not know is how difficult, but a number of studies have been performed showing that most inhabitable regions of the Earth will experience extreme climatic events, with many of these regions becoming totally uninhabitable.

The inexorable rise of C02 cannot be ignored as this video shows:

There is staggeringly clear evidence that humans have created truly inhospitable conditions on Earth for many, many generations to come — and yet this is still being widely denied because of our incredible short-sightedness and arrogance (hubris).  It is as if “until it happens to you” that the climatic extremes don’t carry any true weight or meaning. As long as the trucks continue to run and stock the supermarkets and big box store shelves, we simply don’t care how we have treated the planet, or what sort of horrifying inheritance we have given to our children and grandchildren.

Sigh…. I’ve harped on this theme again and again, and believe me, I do realize the sheer futility of telling it like it is.  We  are not going to make any of the critical changes to our lifestyles and living habits that are necessary in time, and indeed I believe it is far too late already.  We are all, every single one of us, living on the last dregs of a once-abundant Earth and the resources that were so easy for us to plunder. We did so with abandon, a truly “the devil be damned” approach to getting as much as we could for ourselves, ignoring the ancient wisdom of indigenous societies around the world that rightly decried our unbelievable greed and arrogance as we turned their carbon-sinks into carbon dumps, desertifying and polluting entire landscapes for thousands of years to come.

It is NOT going to help us now to provide “more proof” and “more evidence” as our corporate-based dominionist culture is so indoctrinated into our lifestyles and ingrained into our way of thinking that anything that refutes this rapacious belief system is instantly denied and rejected.  A “kill the messenger” attitude is being widely sponsored by the ignorant and even the informed, because the maintaining the status-quo is the unthinking and irresponsible oft-held “solution”.

Of course, this in is itself absolutely ridiculous, if the status-quo hasn’t worked up until this point, what makes anyone in their right mind think it will suddenly work now?  The truth is nothing will now work, and I mean nothing and avoid collapse.  We’ve already written the next several chapters, indeed entire volumes of the future human history on this planet already, but most of us are simply too ignorant to realize this. Not everyone of course, but the critical mass of humanity that refuses to comprehend the truly horrifying scale of events that lie ahead for all of us.

Many try to escape into alternative realities, through religion, new age movements or alternative belief systems, all with escape valves being “built-in” to these alternative realities that foster the illusion that we’re going to get out of this mess, somehow, someway.  Either a magical rescue from above or a magical transformation of humanity from within that “remakes” us somehow into what we are truly destined to “be”.

It’s all hogwash, every bit of it.  If you want to know what we are, and what we will be, just go look into the mirror.  Or walk through a crowd.  Or sit in the mall and people watch.  Or attend any sporting event stadium.  Or witness the flocking of humans to televisions, theaters and entertainment venues.  Sit in a restaurant or at the bar, and observer.  Take any Hollywood program, from sitcom to drama and you will very quickly realize what we are and are “destined to be”.  Our future outcome is written right there in the script being played out every single day.  I find this all so obvious that I can barely make myself make mention of it.

There will be no magical rescue of any sort, at any time. Any student or study of history can attest to this as a well-established fact — not one single civilization before us was rescued (ever).  All either collapsed or were wiped out (same thing) or devastated their environment so badly that the few survivors left had to relocate.
We may harbor fanciful illusions of “rescue”, but the truth is already evident.  We are here for the duration, long or short, and can only survive here as long as the planet still remains hospitable to life (all life, not just human life).  Because we are now truly a global civilization and a terrifying global force capable of extinguishing all life very rapidly, we need to realize just how precarious our situation has now become.  But more then just “realize” this, we need to finally live as if life on Earth is a valuable gift to be cherished and protected, but not raped, plundered and consumed with total disregard.  But this is not happening.

I’ve also shared my thoughts on how there would be a massive increase in state-sponsored terrorism as governments turn inward against their own citizens.  Any transgression to state control would be swiftly and brutally oppressed. This too was self-evident as the fear-state ratchets up higher and higher, manufacturing a state of paranoia and media sponsored fear-mongering.  The true terrorists were those who were creating this artificial environment and belief system, the actual number of real terrorists events were unbelievably minuscule, far less dangerous to any American then the risk of simply walking across a busy street.

There was also the auspicious “timing” of certain events that seemed to come just at the appropriate time to gain passage of draconian legislation and political rhetoric.  The number of these events and government sponsored bills trying to get passed boggled the mind, but the sleeping public bought it all, hook, line and sinker.  Having landed their fatted carp with gaping mouths and sluggish world-views, it was an easy thing to mold them even further into accepting two regional wars, global state-sponsored terrorism and torture, prison camps and renditions, and even the outright assassination of anyone, including Americans that were deemed “enemy combatants” with no proof or evidence required.

This is of course, a situation that continues to exist today, with the nanny state and “Big Sis” reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984 now firmly entrenched into the American psyche and consciousness.  I mean, you truly cannot get away from this anywhere as they sniff our underwear and finger our wives and daughters at those places they call “security checkpoints”.  Florida is now gathering DNA evidence at mandatory roadblocks, the so-called “sobriety checkpoints” where a judge is now on site in order to issue instant search warrants should anyone refuse.  The DNA collected will now go into government databases for life. God forbid you sell some of your useless junk at a garage sale and two years later this shows up at the scene of a crime with your DNA still on it.

Amerika has become a helpless, pathetic country of dumbed-down sheeple, too afraid and too indoctrinated to even begin to comprehend their programmed slavery and support to state-sponsored terrorism.  And then we get the blue-moon events of irate Americans who fly their planes into an IRS building or go on a shooting rampage in total but misguided event of frustration and anger, and the rest of us just brace for more draconian bullshit from do-gooder politicians that are convinced that the pathways that they are carving “are for our own good”.

Well, no thank you, I’m not that stupid, and the truth is quite the opposite as I have long shared.

Freedom, true freedom carries inherent risks.  It does not require or need or justify whatsoever the nanny state underwear sniffers. It does not need or want surveillance cameras on every street corner, or Wi-Fi eavesdropping on every home or coffee shop.  It does not believe that surveillance drones and cell phone eavesdropping is even remotely justified or necessary.  The truth is quite the opposite, real terrorism in this country is nearly non-existent as revealed in the Foreign Policy, but the multi-billion dollar inflated budgets of the so-called “security state” being developed, the nanny-state crackdown on Americans is not about terrorism at all, it is about the total control of the Amerikan population.

Like the war on terror, targets must be identified.  And if they cannot be readily identified, they must be created, to justify the very existence of the entities (and budgets) involved.  Any casual search of history will reveal America’s support for Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden and a large number of other notable “terrorists” sponsored by America.  A slightly deeper examination will even show CIA support for the so-called terrorists training camps, and of course, especially that notorious American example, the School of the Americas where assassins are trained right here.  Hey, if you can’t find them, then make some!

The FBI has been taking lessons here too, funding, training and encouraging deranged individuals around the country to plan “actions”, even giving out real explosives to kill Americans, but has yet to achieve the same level of truly stupid notoriety given to the CIA.  It’s not called entrapment when it is the government itself that encourages you to attack someone, it’s called Homeland Security.  Nor is it called torture when brutal methods are used on the accused without evidence, this is called National Security.

The security card has been so badly overplayed by these morons that anybody that falls for this deserves my loathing and disrespect.  I have NEVER been at risk from terrorists in this country, but am constantly imperiled by these so-called protectors who are convinced that bombs may be found in my underwear or hidden in my socks. The TSA has not caught a single terrorist — or stopped a single plot, but this simple fact remains ignored by tens of millions of sheep.

Of course, I don’t fly and never, ever will as a useless protest to this stupid insanity going on at airports all over the country.  But then again, I don’t have to.  If I did, I’d change careers in an instant, and refuse to give any credence to the nanny-state protectors that are often-as-not, uncovered to be pedophiles and rapists.  Some “security” we have there, where even their own background checks put criminals in charge of our protection.

America has become a nation of dumbed down, shaking-in-their-boots sheep, with their wool pulled up tight around their own eyes.  They refuse to see what we have become and where we are going, and they are quite willing to believe anything that they are told.  The outcome of all this was also predicted — a massive police-state surveillance society, the likes of which the world has never seen before.  We have already surpassed the crimes of Nazi Germany — we export our torture with the approval and support of governments around the world, we bomb whatever countries we damned well please and there is none to put a stop to any of it.  Our drones now circle the globe and are even being used against Americans right here in this nation.  But the sheep doze on, oblivious and uncaring in the slightest as the tiny shreds of privacy and freedom they have left are vaporized.

Our technological prowess means we can watch everybody, everywhere, all of the time, especially in the digital world where cell phone, Internet, email, faxes, credit card transactions and even GPS systems all entermesh nicely together to give a total picture over an individual life.  If you ever want to know “how come” they can find out so much so fast about the figures popping up into the news it is because of this. They are either already tracking everything or have the ability to uncover all the sordid details that they might possibly want.

Our complicit media is either too afraid or too stupid to report what really causes dissent abroad and here at home, we already know for certain that they are working in league with whatever they’re being told to report as “news”.  Embedded journalism is the same thing as saying “we’re one of you” with all of its brutality, coverup and corruption as any gangster-led organization.

The sum total of all this is is we are all facing “extreme events” of such magnitude and scale that “coping” will no longer be appropriate terminology, whereas “survival” will be.  Ask anybody that has endured any of these events — survival is their #1 thought and how to live through what is happening to them.

I’ve written extensively about personal collapse and how we have engineered the majority of these events right into our way of life.  We created them, deliberately and with forethought and a whole lot of arrogance and indifference, but still, these things remain ours and we absolutely must own up to them.  Every single grassroot movement in this entire country has been co-opted and derailed from accomplishing any meaningful reform and what lies ahead now only promises to be even worse.  I cannot offer anyone any “hope” that restoration, restitution and deregulation will even exist within our lifetimes, there is no evidence at all in my book that we are going to make things even slightly better.  The downward slide on the environment, the economy, freedom, tyranny, terrorism and state control is ever-downward with literally no end in sight.

Frankly, I suspect “we ain’t seen nothing yet” to be honest, because the bottom is still a long ways off and I suspect things will get dramatically worse long before we can ever hope for things to get better.  You can’t take a grossly overpopulated and polluted, plundered planet existing on limited resources and expect any sort of magical or “legislated” turn-around.  Realize that politicians are NEVER the answer and why they cannot fix anything.  Our culture was the only answer their ever was, but this is like trying to explain greed to a Wall Street banker.  Our corporate-controlled world simply has no interest whatsoever ensuring a habitable future, the instant gratification and profit-motives dominate all else.

So there you have it, again — the ongoing decline of Planet Earth, the Amerikan Empire and the future of man.  This is exactly what I shared in the 2010-2020 predictions, my half-attempt to lay it all out there and what I think can happen in our collective futures.

2011 will be bad.  The only thing you can do is assess your own life and make the necessary changes for your adaptation and survival.  Don’t look for any rescue from government, politicians, religion or pie-in-the-sky answers, they won’t be forthcoming.  Do what you can to help yourself because quite frankly, nobody else will do this for you.

 Posted by at 2:07 pm
Jan 072011
 

Fire Earth has a new entry on who the real terrorists are:

Up to 5,000 German Farms have been closed due to dioxin contaminated feed.

  • Up to 5,000 German farms have been closed.
  • The full extent of the dioxin contamination has not been revealed.
  • About 150,000 potentially contaminated eggs were exported to the Netherlands for reprocessing.
  • At least 1,000 chicken farms across Germany are banned from selling eggs and poultry.
  • Up to 10,000 chickens have already been culled.
  • A reported 55 tons of suspect feed has already been fed to chickens.
  • A total of about 530 tons of feed may be contaminated.
  • Dioxin is highly toxic, and even in minute quantities can cause cancer in humans.
  • Most Dioxin chemicals are persistent in the environment and accumulate in humans and animals. They affect the nervous, reproductive and immune systems.
  • The contamination is more widespread than originally thought

Apparently, this has been going on for years and years — selling contaminated “industrial waste” into animal feed, which is then turned into products for human consumption.

The real terrorists are the people / corporations / agri-businesses who are deliberately poisoning, polluting, destroying, raping and plundering the planet, at a profit no less, and then turning around and selling their destructive waste for our connedsumption.

They call this toxic byproduct in today’s profit-oriented world “food” by the way.

Beware what you eat.

The rise of cancer in the 20th century has been directly linked to environmental pollution, agri-business production and man-made environmental disasters.

 Posted by at 12:50 pm

News Bits

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Jan 062011
 

Gigantic NSA Data Center Being Built In Utah

Fits right in with this:

and this: Children herded like cattle into Maryland courthouse for forced vaccinations as armed police and attack dogs stand guard

New Color Coded $100 Bill Being Introduced

I’d heard about this well over ten years ago, they’re finally releasing it in 2011.

This is why we will not stop our environmental predations: Giant Tuna Fetches $396,000

We’ll do the same when oil becomes very difficult to extract (or any resource) — but we’ll still extract it at nearly any cost, because using oil for example, each gallon of gasoline produced represent a minimum of 500 man-hours of labor.  What price would you pay to avoid that?

Global Animal / Fish “kills” in the last weeks:

There is a wild rumor flying that they are testing aerosols before releasing this on the human population.

Related: Hit & Run.

 Posted by at 10:53 am
Jan 042011
 

I have reported on this before, but it is a situation that is getting worse.

Up to 200,000 Indian Farmers have committed suicide in the past decade. The reason?  Climate collapse.  And Monsanto has also played a big part in this.

Drinking pesticide has got to be an utterly horrible way to kill yourself.

Many Americans still don’t think that there is a problem, but they are far, far removed from reality and what is happening all over the world.
4 US Bee Species Collapse by 96% — Pollination (food) is going to be a BIG problem in the coming months.

2010, natural disasters killed 295,000 people and cost $130 billion

Harsher Winters Does Mean Global Warming

 Posted by at 1:30 pm

More Oddities

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Jan 042011
 

Birds Drop From The Sky — This Time In Louisiana

Louisiana has mass bird kill just days after Arkansas

Biologists were trying to figure out what killed the birds in rural Pointe Coupee Parish, La. About 300 miles to the north, in the small town of Beebe in central Arkansas, scientists said celebratory fireworks on New Year’s Eve likely sent thousands of discombobulated blackbirds into such a tizzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths. Still, officials acknowledged it’s unlikely they’ll ever pinpoint a cause with certainty.

And In Kentucky – Thousands of Dead Birds

In fact, 3,000 blackbirds seemed to fall from the sky there- starting last Friday.  Autopsies have since ruled out poisoning.  One top biologist from Cornell University said the birds were “….probably asleep in a single tree when a washing machine-type thunderstorm sucked them up into the air, disoriented them, and even fatally soaked and chilled them.”

100 Tons Of Dead Fish Show Up

Now in Maryland:

KENT ISLAND, Md. — The Maryland Department of the Environment said that tens of thousands of small fish have died in the Chesapeake Bay due to the stress of the cold water.

Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River

Arkansas Game & Fish is trying to figure out why 100,000 fish in Northwest Arkansas turned up dead. They were found along a 20-mile stretch between the Ozark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County.

The 20-mile stretch along the Arkansas River where an estimated 100,000 drum fish were found washed ashore and floating looks much different now.

 Posted by at 12:27 pm