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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An entire generation wants a future

Big protest in Israel, with an estimated half-million participants:

Protest leaders called it “the moment of truth” for the grassroots movement that has swollen since July from a cluster of student tent-squatters into a countrywide mobilization of Israel’s middle class.

Biggest Rally In Israel’s History

Wouldn’t it be something if this caught on like a brushfire all over the world? At stake (it has always been at stake) is the very survival of this and all other future generations.

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America Divided

The Occupy Wall Street protests say that they’re getting ready for a long protest and winter, but it’s got some of the “not-billionaires” upset:

€œThe protests are becoming intolerable to the people who live and work in the Wall Street area. We are not billionaires, we did not sign the bailouts, or commit any of the wrongs the various protestors want to right, said a lawyer and mother of a 2-year-old who lives and works in Lower Manhattan. I may have had some sympathy for the protestors, but that is completely gone as a result of the constant marches, late-night noise and interruptions to my family’s daily life.  Still Protesting

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Secret ‘kill’ list targets American citizens

The march to fascism, totalitarianism and a full-blown police state continues under President Obama.  A new secret panel has been formed to target Americans who invoke the ire of the Administration:

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.

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Calling It Quits

Desdemona posted a “Good Bye” article on behalf of the World Catastrophe Map.  Apparently, WCM is closing, permanently.  They either gave up or are decided to focus all their attention to preparing for the End.

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

CatMap is unable to compete with Dancing with the Stars. We are outgunned by ExxonMobil, Monsanto, Royal Dutch Shell, Dupont, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Dow Chemical, Massey Energy, Peabody Coal, Fox News, BP, the Koch Brothers, Haliburton, Chesapeake Energy, Citgo, GoldmanSachs, James Inhofe and Satan.
Please continue your golf game. Have you mastered Angry Birds on your smart phone?

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Awaken The Masses

I have never heard of Guy McPherson before (unless I’ve simply forgotten – there is a March 29 post from this year that mentions his name), but apparently he’s heard of this blog.  A reader shared with me his website, and his latest video is an absolute must watch:

I was one of those that said “oh shit…” at around 7:45 minutes into the video, when I realized the significance of the numbers Guy was sharing.

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The Current Climate Predictions For Life On Earth

If you don’t read Climate Progress, you probably should. Some pretty important analysis are taking place and published there.

I realize this is ‘hard’, especially for the climate skeptics, but the world outside our walls is obviously and dramatically changing very rapidly.  Therefore, I encourage everyone to bone up on what is actually happening, what science is telling us about it, and even what can be done.

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