A Force Of Nature – The Signs of Our Collapse

I am now deep into the book, “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman, and I must say, this has been an incredible read.  The author takes us on a journey of human history and our relationship (attack) upon the natural world. He poses the thought experiment, “what would the Earth be like if we all suddenly disappeared?”.

One of the things I find amazing is I found this book at a local book sale, only $1 for as many books as you can fit into a grocery store plastic bag.  I bought all non-fiction materials, and found this gem among the pile of books there.  It was stamped “Discarded” by our local public library, so was probably donated to the book sale.

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The High Cost Of Inaction

In the High Cost of Inaction, Jim Gavin outlines the latest thinking on climate stabilization by Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow.

As expected since 2004, things are much worse.  Much, much worse. The window of opportunity is far smaller now then ever, and the likelihood of failure much greater.

What follows however, is my own commentary to Jim’s question: So are we ready to begin that now?

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Random Road Checks In Michigan

This fits right in with yesterday’s post: Random Road Checks in Flint, Michigan

Except that this is all illegal:

The practice has legal experts on searches and seizures at two law schools in Michigan, a constitutional law expert in Lansing and the American Civil Liberties Union calling the practice out of bounds and out of touch with state and U.S. Supreme Court rulings that ban such practices.

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Defining The Movement

I’m wondering how much of this stuff is getting on television? Anybody know? And what kind of spin is the television media putting on it?  1500 Cities Protest

It’s obviously gaining (some) momentum. It’s not as big as they claim however, looking around the web it is still in its early stages (elsewhere).

There is also a “name and address” site, Occupy The Boardroom (link) that lists the names of the executives of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Chase, and others. This is long overdue, but has been available on alternative media sites for years in various articles.

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The Significant Generation

In the many years that I have been in this “collapse theme”, regarding our society and civilization and the future that lies before us all, I have come to fully embrace the viewpoint that future planning is an absolutely essential and critical activity — for each and every one of us.

We do not live in the same world as before, where we were at least mildly assured of stability, progress and long-term (lifetime) security.

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Infowars drops the ball again

Infowars (Alex Jones) posts yet another misleading claim: House Bill Would Criminalize Satire of TSA

Full proposed bill is found here: H.R. 3011

The bill says nothing of the sort as claimed by Infowars, yet Drudge and Jones put this misleading title up on their websites.

I’m definitely no fan of more legislation, but I’m pretty sick and tired of misleading hype by the alternative media too.

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Who Wants To Hijack The Protest Movement?

Another one of those “I told you so” topics — hijacking the protest movement has caught the attention of some others:

Media spokesmen for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations claimed that their operation is totally transparent, with everything subject to democratic discussion in a general assembly of all comers. But eyewitness reports from experienced observers on the ground in lower Manhattan indicate a much different reality behind these bland assurances. Forces appeared to be at work behind the scenes to manipulate the protest movement into a posture of supporting the presidential candidacy of Wall Street puppet Obama.

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