Sep 272012
 

New Rainy Day prices, effective October 1st are coming.  Rainy Day has also said that they expect another price increase before the end of the year.

Julian Assange has been declared “an enemy of the State“, on par with the Taliban, or the fake al-Qaeda (CIA) network.

That’s too bad. Opposing the illegal crimes of the U.S Government publicly can now get you on the kill list.  See The NDAA and Obama’s secret ‘Kill List’—are you on it? for more on this.

Assange’s claim that the U.S Government has targeted him for assassination is now proven to be true.  It remains to be seen whether he will die from “accident” or a snipers bullets, most likely they’d rendition him and torture him until they squeeze every drop of Wikileaks “secrets” and the names of the participants from him.  Or not.  Making him a martyr would backfire very, very badly for the U.S., but then again, we’ve all been witness to some really stupid moves by this government.

The TSA is now ordering passengers to “freeze in place” in the “secure area” upon command, a bizarre procedure that does nothing by help reinforce the sheeple programming going on in Amerika:

The Amerikan police state continues to escalate its ridiculous demands upon the people — who remain docile, compliant and complicit like the good sheep that they are.

I’ve been saying that the “war with Iran” will not happen — but that depends on who is (s)Elected in this next (s)Election.  If Romney gets in, then it’s more likely to happen then not.  If Obama stays, then it’s less likely.

If it does happen — it will be a HUGE mistake, forever driving an irreconcilable wedge against the Western “powers” (include Israel).

This topic is receiving a lot of unnecessary attention imo, but I’m not concentrating on it at all, as I don’t think it’s going to happen.

 

 

Sep 252012
 

‘You get the point. Obama is not in charge. Romney would not be in charge. Politicians are the public face of corporate power. They are corporate employees. Their personal narratives, their promises, their rhetoric and their idiosyncrasies are meaningless.”

How Do You Take Your Poison?

It’s refreshing in a morbid sort of way, to know that others realize just utterly ineffective it is to “vote” for the “lesser evil” in the next (s)Election.  It’s poison, no matter how you slice it, dice it or justify it, it’s going to hurt and none of us are going to like it. Continue reading »

Sep 242012
 

A good overview on just how fast and how far gone the ice in the Arctic is now:

Arctic Ice Loss Stuns Science

If you have now seen this, what you have really witnessed is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ gasping for its last breath of breathable air.

The loss of the Arctic ice is going to cause extreme climate problems world wide as the oceans continue to heat up.

I’ve been watching this all summer and lately, been real quiet about what this means because I do not think people can accept the truth.

Russian scientists have discovered more than 200 sources of methane emissions in the Arctic, particularly in the north of the Laptev Sea. Two of the methane fields exceed 1 kilometer in diameter, said Igor Semiletov, expedition head aboard the Viktor Buinitsky research vessel. Methane emissions in the Arctic have been observed before and are explained by bacterial activity. Head of the ecology department at Moscow State University, Dmitry Zamolodchikov, spoke about the possible consequences in an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia.

We’re truly in a red alert situation that is not being widely recognized. Yet even if it was, I’m personally unconvinced that there is anything we could do that would help in time. Positive feedback effects are now in motion and there is now so much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (lasting hundreds of years even if we went to zero emissions today) that “reversing” this as claimed, seems patently false.

Sep 202012
 

New food prices in a couple of weeks. You have been warned.  Sales volume is certainly picking up, but I’ve seen people upset about what is happening.

It will only get worse. Crop losses / climate change effects are increasing all over the world.  If you follow Desdemona, Fire Earth or this blog, you’ll know what’s been going on.

The Amerikan media rarely tells us the stories we need to here, concentrating instead on stupid inanities like this “Obama’s worst gaffe yet”– “You can’t change Washington from the inside“.

Most of us have long known this.  Washington will not be changed away from the status-quo, no matter what. Presidents that try this are assassinated, like Kennedy.

The StupidNet is “abuzz” with this “revealing” admission however, which just goes to show how little people truly understand politics in Amerika.

Nothing changes in Washington and nothing will until we abandon the business as usual, status-quo and “protected” corporate / State interests and stop supporting terrorist regimes, including our own.

As we wind up closer to the next (s)Election, the idiocy surrounding the political process and who’s promised what, who will do what and how once again, the American sheep are being lulled into complicit acceptance of more broken promises, a comedy of tragic proportions continues.

Personally, I give / gave up long ago.  I NEVER expect anything from Washington anymore except more deception, destruction, and endless war.  And I’m never disappointed.

I freely admit to being completely and forever disillusioned by politics, people and government.  The changes I’ve seen during my lifetime are what I base this all on, changes that have now completely remade Amerika into a giant gulag for imprisoned minds, manipulated by government and media into contrived complicity and sheeple submission.

There is ZERO hope for “reform within government”. Hope means change by “doing” something responsible.  Washington (and the army of corporate lobbyists) refuses to allow anyone to do anything except maintain the present status-quo.

There is other news… but it’s the same news I’ve been writing about for many years.  We’ve now seen the lowest ice minimum in human history in the Arctic. But not to worry, Romney and his idiot side-kick aren’t the least bit concerned about what this means.  Nor is Obama for that matter. The world inches closer to catastrophe every day and still, nothing is being done.

I’ve picked up a book titled “The Roman Army, The Greatest War Machine Of the Ancient World“.  And another book, “A History Of The World In 100 Weapons“.  There are two very clear themes found within their pages.  Humans have become very adept at killing each other and waging endless wars throughout the centuries. We’re very, very good at death and destruction, conquest and conquering, but very, very bad at learning to live with each other.

These books cover several thousand years of human history. Combined with many others that I’ve read, it’s pretty clear that we are on a path of self-destruction and have been for a very long time.  We’re still here as a species only because we were once limited by geographical barriers (oceans and mountain ranges), limited our destructive tendencies.  No more of course is this true, now we can fly a drone from a Nevada warhouse [sic] and kill some kids in Pakistan with a simple push of a button.  Like I said, we’re very adept at killing, and deciding who should be killed (including you) by decree.

No human being on the planet is safe now from the executive decisions that govern their lives, whether they live, or whether they die.  Not a very comfortable feeling.

Here’s a link to a video that covers that 1000 years of conflict.  There are several hundred missing wars in this video by the way.

Another book I just finished, “Dog Star“, a post-apocalyptic story [recommended reading] that is much more like the truth then the rest of the fiction of this genre.  In a kill or be killed world, only the strong and utterly ruthless survived.  It also lays to rest the ridiculous notion of bugging out to the wilderness and how fast people will starve to death that try this (I now call this “population reduction by self-extermination”).  There is a far more likely scenario / storyline in this book then the other post-apocalyptic books I’ve read (most of which are garbage), which assume that our humanity will be rewarded when there’s nothing to eat.  Probably not.  It’s rarely if ever that way when things get desperate enough.

If you need a happy, read “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as it emphasizes several things I really like. The indomitable human spirit, physical endurance and cultural separation from a world gone clearly insane. It also happens to be a true story, which after you’ve digested the book, is absolutely incredible.  There are runners, alive today, who can run over 400 miles — non-stop.  And there are runners who can literally run down any large game animal on the planet (really).  In the world of ultra-marathon runners, or for anyone who is interested in reading about how humans were really intended to live (by design / evolution), this book truly stands out.  The heroes in this book are not today’s high-price and grossly overpaid athletes, but an unknown and almost secret ancient tribe of ….. well, read the book, you won’t be disappointed.

Sep 122012
 

This is an interesting article, that explains that we are now about one year away from global food riots – (these did happen, just not here).

What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense. Continue reading »

Sep 092012
 

Tar

I came across this earlier today:

John Gray, in his book Straw Dogs, concludes that the only way our civilization can continue is by desolating the Earth, at an accelerating rate, until it is exhausted, and that this is precisely what we will do. Although I grieve for what we have done to our planet, and the destruction and suffering we cause and condone every day, I grieve much more for what we will do in the coming generation, in the desperate folly to try to keep it going just a little longer. There will be more destruction, more suffering, more misery, more desolation in the generation to come, I fear, than in all the generations past combined. The worst atrocities always occur when things are most desperate and hopeless.

History and literature are replete with examples and stories that show us that this is our nature. We cannot and will not change until we must, and we won’t realize we must until it is too late to prevent our civilization’s madness from taking its most ghastly, almost unimaginable toll. We will stay in denial until we cannot, believing that somehow we can innovate out our way out of the impossible predicament we have created for ourselves. And distracting ourselves in the meantime — pondering for example the choice between ‘leaders’ who advocate ecocidal publicly-regulated growth and those who advocate ecocidal unregulated, privatized growth — the Tweedledums and Tweedledees of planetary desolation. Continue reading »

Sep 042012
 

Open thread for comments / news you want to share.

I’ll mention several developments: You can now sail a sailboat through the Arctic, an “almost” first in human history.

Of course, watchers should all know that we’ve made history again in the Arctic, with new records now being set daily for ice loss. We’re about a month out for the melt to stop too, so expect daily records to be smashed until things finally stop melting.

The Weather Reality Check:

Too bad we have to make light of what is actually a staggeringly huge global disaster.

I’ve given quite a lot of thought to why this is so incredibly important, and frankly, almost everything else going on all over the entire planet pales in comparison.  We can survive economic collapse, war, terrorism, fascism, Big Brother and pretty much everything else (but not without a lot of harm, suffering and death), but it’s becoming quite doubtful in my book that we’re going to survive the climate disaster unfolding.  This is why I harp on this so much, it’s bigger, it’s worse and it’s simply being ignored by all the people that SHOULD be doing something about this..

I attended Spokane’s Pig Out (really, that’s what it’s actually called) last weekend.  It’s a food fest, where thousands of people show up to literally “pig out”.

Spokane Pig OutI can’t think of anything that indicates a stronger indictment of the human race.  Gluttony and greed will undoubtedly be our destruction, as evidenced by the constant increase in consumption of resources around the world.

Why did I go?  To see it.  To finally take a day off.  Still working 7 days a week, so it was nice to take a break for once.

I read online where the State of Alaska has decided to stock up on emergency food preparations, with a lot of useless speculation by commentators that this was actually intended for the military (takeover apparently).  This defies common sense and is quite ridiculous.  Nothing of the sort is underfoot. Continue reading »