Break Time

The Julian Assange article I wrote got picked up by Reddit and a few other websites, resulting in 7,000 views already. Not a record for this blog, but a big spike nonetheless. Whoever did this, thank you.

There has still been no proof of life. Even his lawyer was denied access during the so-called “interview” conducted at the Embassy (and to me, she looked very nervous and her body language evidenced dishonesty). Even the Swedish investigator was denied access to Assange. Questions were passed through an Ecuadorian official, so to date (still), nobody has actually seen Assange and can prove it. All very strange and high weirdness. But it all makes sense if my theory proves true regarding his status and whereabouts (see comment section on link above). I also think I know what Pam Anderson’s involvement really is.

I read this morning on an unverified source that the DNA test came back negative (no match) so the so-called case against Assange in Sweden should fall apart. Allegedly, Wikileaks is going to seek a pardon for Assange with the new U.S. President. All distractions for the moment, as there is still no proof of life, but I think he’s alive (still). For how long, who knows?

There were several new attempted registrations on the blog, with what looked like bogus email addresses and usernames. I did not approve any of them, so if this was you, that’s why. Anonymity is fine and even recommended, but seriously, cuntagious was your username?

I’m taking a wait and see approach on Trump. He is anti-science, anti-climate change (denialist), anti-environment, etc., etc., so there is virtually no hope that Trump is going to do anything correct in regards to any of these critical and important issues. I never subscribed to the view that humanity was going to change its ways in time to avoid catastrophe anyway, so my wait and see has nothing to do with any of these topics at all. Root cause and effects are simply never addressed by humanity.

I’m going to take a break from publishing anything. I do not know what to do with this blog anymore. It seems as if the more truth I try to expose on any of the subjects I’ve covered, the worse it gets for me. I never was one to go along to get along, I’ve always thought that this was serious lack of character and integrity.

If this blog disappears, it’s probably because I’ve just finally have had enough and need to move on. There is still time to disengage from the artificial existence of being online and what it represents, so I’m definitely seriously considering this.

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26 thoughts on “Break Time

  • November 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm
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    I hope you do not abandon this blog. I have been a reader for many years and miss it when you take a break. I am sure many readers value your insights. I sometimes feel that I am alone in believing what is coming, when everyone around thinks it is just a natural cycle. Your blog brings me back to the reality of what is happening around us. I follow all your links and value the information that you share. I realize it is so very frustrating for you, but I believe there are many who read but just do not comment. I hope you continue writing. Thank you for all your past entries.

  • November 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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    ‘cuntagious’ is not a new user name. I recall it being used on Nature Bats Last before Guy McPherson imposed censorship to prevent the inadequacy (fraud?) of his narratives being exposed to public view; Guy McPherson’s website is now effectively defunct.

    It would be a great pity if you decide to close the SA blog, since it is one of the few left that speaks truth and permits others to do so. And we have almost reached the point at which the lies of governments and the mainstream media are being seriously questioned. I cannot see the utter nonsense that comes from governments and the mainstream media surviving much more than another year.

    Also, there is much evidence that the long-awaited environmental turning point has almost been reached: The Earth was absorbing the punches from decades of severe abuse by industrial humans but now the accumulated damage is so great it will soon be impossible for TPTB to hide the truth because it will be in people’s faces.

    For instance, I see that severe drought affects much of the US.

    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

    Meanwhile, water in the Arctic is so warm ice is failing to form.

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    And atmospheric CO2 continues to surge, of course. Now nearly 405 ppm, and still another 6 months of increase to go.

    https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/wp-content/plugins/sio-bluemoon/graphs/mlo_two_years.png

    May-June of 2017 will be VERY interesting.

    On top of all that, we have oil trading at below the cost of extraction in many locations. So oil companies are slowly going broke, oil-exporting nations are slowly going broke, and numerous financial institutions which are dependent on oil sector profitability are struggling.

    http://crudeoilpeak.info/royal-dutch-shells-upstream-earnings-peaked-2008-now-in-the-red

    Yes, take a break. But come back. Please.

  • November 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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    Bummer. I’ve quit reading a few blogs, just from excessive whine, demoncraps or heartless gloating, repugnacons. So much noise. It is nice to have a few independent voices. I just need to hear one every once in a while or I begin to wonder if I’m the crazy one. I don’t care if we agree or not, just tired of smoke and mirrors.

  • November 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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    Put this URL into Google Translate (spanish to english) – http://www.cotopaxinoticias.com/seccion.aspx?sid=29&nid=20021

    This link might perform the steps above.

    Not necessarily proof of life, but if these two have never met, and the photo isn’t doctored, then it is certainly possible they did meet very recently.

    If somebody has a Reddit account (I don’t) you might want to post this there on one of the many requests for news on Assange.

  • November 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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    @afewknowthetruth:

    “Guy McPherson’s website is now effectively defunct.”

    It used to be that the first site that I visited after logging on was NBL. I went right to the comments section, only reading the articles as an afterthought.

    It was nice having a little online community of those few who know the truth.

  • November 20, 2016 at 12:58 am
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    @ afewknowthetruth:

    “Meanwhile, water in the Arctic is so warm ice is failing to form.”

    14 Nov: 8.566
    15 Nov: 8.628 (+0.062)
    16 Nov: 8.674 (+0.046)
    17 Nov: 8.672 (-0.002)
    18 Nov: 8.657 (-0.015)

    So, we’re actually … melting, at least somewhat, well into the season in which we should be refreezing…?

    Making a quick scan of the 2012 refreeze, I catch only one day of backwards momentum, 14 Dec, and the next day’s refreeze more than made up for it.

    Something to watch, at any rate. Obviously, I’ll be turning in for the 19 Nov score. Will we go three days of melt into the refreeze season? Drum roll, please….

  • November 20, 2016 at 10:17 am
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    Three days down:

    14 Nov: 8.566
    15 Nov: 8.628 (+0.062)
    16 Nov: 8.674 (+0.046)
    17 Nov: 8.672 (-0.002)
    18 Nov: 8.657 (-0.015)
    19 Nov: 8.633 (-0.024)

    I find I have to keep rechecking the chart in order to make sure I’m getting these numbers right. I hope I’m not hallucinating. Or maybe I should hope that I’m hallucinating?

    • November 20, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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      Ghostwheel.

      Yes, me too.

      As we have learned from checking the ice cover graph in the past, short term trends can suddenly reverse. But long term trends don’t. Awaiting tomorrow’s result with interest.

      Latest atmospheric CO2 results indicate the rapid rise continues. And how could it not when we have a globalized system dedicated to getting fossil fuels out of the ground as quickly as possible and burning them?

  • November 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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    Nobody cares (not enough), nobody is concerned (ditto) but the effects of Nature will affect us all –

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/17/the-north-pole-is-an-insane-36-degrees-warmer-than-normal-as-winter-descends/?utm_term=.74a4eb6de83d

    I’m thinking food shortages soon. There’s going to be some SERIOUS backlash from a overheated Arctic in November.

    Funny (not!) how the country is turning a blind eye to the only ELE to ever happen to humanity.

    I don’t expect this to change until millions are dead.

  • November 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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    How to Avoid Stephen Hawking’s Dark Prediction for Humanity – Humanity is surviving now only by depleting the planet’s natural resources and poisoning its environment, Sterman told Live Science. The nonprofit Global Footprint Network estimates that humanity uses up the resources of 1.5 Earths each year, essentially overdrawing from the planet’s natural bank account. The problems of sustainability can’t wait 1,000 years, Sterman said.

    http://www.livescience.com/56926-stephen-hawking-humanity-extinct-1000-years.html

    • November 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm
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      This is another example of science living in bubble, and their failure to even agree with one another.

      No mention at all is the inability to feed the human population. It is well known that increases in temperature will have dramatic affects upon global food production. Food production will decline dramatically.

      Overpopulation is another elephant in the room. There is no “sustainable solutions” to be decided upon “now” as alleged. This is double-speak, gobblydegook. If we eliminate civilization, and population, sure, it might be just possible, but none of these egg-heads seem to get it. They do not realize (still, after all these years) that civilization IS the problem. Coupled with billions more beyond “sustainable”, then you swiftly realize that they are still quite clueless about what to do.

      It’s just more hopium disguised as expert science. Idiots.

    • November 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm
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      What a coincidence, that you should mention overpopulation. We just had a little back-and-forth on this issue over at Ian Welsh.

      I made a few points:

      1)

      Paul Ehrlich repeatedly gets objections to his work from people along the lines of: “It’s not an overpopulation problem, it’s an X problem.” For “X” insert anything you like: racism, sexism, the corporate system, the banking cartel, whatever. Ehrlich’s response is that when he and other biologists evaluate the question of overpopulation, they take the data as they find it. To say that there’s no overpopulation problem because if society followed a particular fantasy blueprint of how things ought to be, or could be—or might be if the fantasy blueprint were not only followed but actually worked out exactly as imagined—is not evaluating the actually existing data.

      2)

      When we discuss overpopulation, we encounter conflicting views of freedom. Some people seem to view the earth as an expansive frontier, and from this flows a particular view of freedom. Obviously, if you believe we’re going to colonize other worlds, from this you take a particular view of growth, of human freedom, of overpopulation. The other view is seeing the earth as a lifeboat, from which a different conception of human freedom arises. Everything I have ever studied of science and technology tells me that the first view is false and the second view is true.

      The thread is here:

      Living in the Truth or Dying in Lies:

      http://www.ianwelsh.net/living-in-the-truth-or-dying-in-lies/

      • November 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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        Scribbler doesn’t believe in an overpopulation problems either. A lot of people don’t, but then again, they don’t recognize the interdependencies and interconnected relationships either.

        You bring up something interesting: the facts are the facts, i.e., this IS what humans / civilization has done. It’s utterly pointless to wish it were somehow different. The world we’ve built IS what we’ve done, it could not have come out any other way then the way it is, based on a long history of choices, misunderstandings, assumptions, indifference and insatiable greed. The outcome we have, the world as it actually is today, is a result of all those choices made (and not made).

        Overpopulation is one of those outcomes. It is a result of all those made and unmade choices. It is a gigantic pregnant elephant in the room.

        Freedom only arises from abundance and opportunity. Without both, there can be no freedom, because it creates too much competition and control. Those that want freedom or allege they still have it often fail to realize this.

        Being able to buy, own and control stuff isn’t freedom. It’s consumerism. There is an unpublished post on this blog titled “Brand Loyalty” that fits in here. Brand loyalty is a religion, and a sense of national pride, the “membership” into a buyers club of thoughts, ideas, products and beliefs:

        In virtually EVERY case, brand loyalty means you are a preferred customer. You’re one of the brain-washed millions billions that has been bamboozled into supporting the corporate entities behind the brand with your dollars, attendance and support. They’ve long since designed brand loyalty to offer “rewards” for your commitments to their profit margins, offering you discounts, gift certificates, coupons, membership, money-back offers, free badges and decals and frequent flier miles. They like you, but not for any other reason then where you spend your money.

        This is just one component of the interrelationships with population (and control). The higher the population, the more important it is to control them. That is not freedom. That will never be freedom.

        Brand loyalty simply means you are a preferred customer. One who is brain-washed into believing that there aren’t other options or alternatives out there. If your are a Democrat or a denialist, a union worker or a Republican, a Protestant or a Catholic, a vegan or a omnivore, brand loyalty has got you brainwashed to the nth degree. You become blinded by your loyalties and all the information that won’t make it past your filters.

        All this effort to herd people into specific camps and groups is a huge mistake. Every group is defined by what it believes and what it doesn’t. What it allows, and what it won’t. The problem should be obvious then – we’re not seeing whole of the truth, just specific parts of it. Therefore, we get it wrong. Every group gets it wrong. This creates conflict and competition among the groups and members of the group.

        We did not evolve to live this way, but we did choose to act this way. Our civilization keeps us half-blind, crippled, disabled and cut off from the real world, embracing falsehood after falsehood and illusion after illusion as it demands our loyalty and participation.

        Never read Ian before, thanks. His article is right on the money. We are not getting out of this now. Living in the truth is going to be a real bitch.

      • November 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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        People who argue that there is not an overpopulation predicament are completely clueless when it comes to the huge role fossil fuels play in the production or acquisition of food and the distribution of food. Without fossil fuels there would no fish, meat, eggs, milk, cheese, grains, fruit or vegetables in the shops. Every aspect of food production or acquisition (everything from catching fish in the seas and oceans to manufacturing and applying fertilisers to grow crops) is totally dependent on use of fossil fuels.

        The first step towards tackling the climate predicament would have been, a couple of decades or more ago, to stop making the predicament worse faster by restricting the use of fossil fuels. The banks and corporations that control governments simply would not allow that, because it would have impinged on their Ponzi scheme.

        There is no point in even discussing ‘solutions’ to climate change as long as blast furnaces are using coal (coke) to produce steel to build vehicles, as long as coal, oil and gas are being burned to make electricity, and as long as long as oil is being used to transport Halloween costumes and inflatable Santas from factories in China to shops around the world.

        The Earth could probably have supported around 1 billion humans sustainably for many centuries if the Industrial Revolution had not occurred. As it is, the displacement of geochemical systems is now proceeding at a rate far exceeding that which occurred in the Permian Extinction Event , so extinction (self-extinction) of the human species (along with most other vertebrate species) looks certain by mid-century.

    • November 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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      I live in a province that produces large amounts of grains. This year there are many (about maybe 45%) of the farms that cannot get their grain off the fields. We ourselves have not been able to get ANY of ours off. A lot of the wheat crops have a fusarium blight that makes the crops unusable. anything over 2% is poison. A lot of farmers won’t even try to grow wheat anymore. One of our neighbours has over 10,000 acres that he has to burn. Our temperatures have been crazy all year. We had a bumper crop, but it would not ripen. Then we got an early heavy wet snow that totally flattened the crops. Then intermitent rains, enough to prohibit drying. Our province generally exports a lot but I don’t know about this year. People think the farmers are just a bunch of whiners but every year becomes more of a challenge and it is only going to get worse.

      • November 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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        That’s big news Karen. It’s not making the media yet. Food sales are absolute zero now for us. People have no idea how ugly things are going to get and don’t seem to really care about their own future.

        I may still need to close this blog very, very soon. I have not earned anything in over a year and cannot even pay the hosting fees now. I know this will upset people, but it’s the reality. I have to cut my losses.

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

    Under “Discussion” section –

    The trajectory of ? shown in Fig. 5 has at least three implications for the future of humankind. First, there is no reason to expect a different trajectory in the near future. Something like the present level of biomass energy destruction will be required to sustain the present global population with its fossil fuel?subsidized food production and economy. Second, as the earth?space battery is being discharged ever faster (Fig. 3) to support an ever larger population, the capacity to buffer changes will diminish and the remaining energy gradients will experience increasing perturbations. As more people depend on fewer available energy options, their standard of living and very survival will become increasingly vulnerable to fluctuations, such as droughts, disease epidemics, social unrest, and warfare. Third, there is considerable uncertainty in how the biosphere will function as ? decreases from the present ? = ?1,029 y into an uncharted thermodynamic operating region. The global biosphere, human population, and economy will obviously crash long before ? = 1 y. If H. sapiens does not go extinct, the human population will decline drastically as we will be forced to return to making a living as hunter gatherers or simple horticulturalists.

    The logic presented above is indisputable, because the laws of thermodynamics are absolute and inviolate. Unless phytomass stores stabilize, human civilization is unsustainable.

    History offers a mixed message about the capacity of humans to innovate and act in time to avoid collapse. At local and regional scales, many multiple past civilizations (e.g., Greece, Rome, Angkor Wat, Teotihuacan) failed to adapt to changing social and ecological conditions and crashed catastrophically. At the same time, human ingenuity and technological innovations allowed the global population and economy to grow at near-exponential rates. This growth has been fueled by exploiting new energy sources, transitioning among animal, hydro, wind, wood, coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, photovoltaic solar, geothermal, and others. The implications of past localized collapses and global growth are of questionable relevance to the current situation, however, because now, for the first time in history, humanity is facing a global chemical energy limit.

  • November 21, 2016 at 9:28 am
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    Now at four days down:

    14 Nov: 8.566
    15 Nov: 8.628 (+0.062)
    16 Nov: 8.674 (+0.046)
    17 Nov: 8.672 (-0.002)
    18 Nov: 8.657 (-0.015)
    19 Nov: 8.633 (-0.024)
    20 Nov: 8.625 (-0.008)

  • November 22, 2016 at 8:59 am
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    Trend reversal—finally a day of refreeze:

    14 Nov: 8.566
    15 Nov: 8.628 (+0.062)
    16 Nov: 8.674 (+0.046)
    17 Nov: 8.672 (-0.002)
    18 Nov: 8.657 (-0.015)
    19 Nov: 8.633 (-0.024)
    20 Nov: 8.625 (-0.008)
    21 Nov: 8.655 (+0.030)

    • November 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm
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      21st November

      Average 10.967 million km2 (1981-2010)
      2012 9.748
      2016 8.655

      The plus 0.030 is way below the refreeze rate for 2012, which was
      9.748 – 9.632 = 0.116 over 20th to 21st.

      I see the Dow has broken through 19,000. Ponzi finance still works.

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