Aug
30

Full time media everywhere makes for top notch indoctrination

It is amazing how little impact reality has on perception. China is a billion people bigger than the United States – more than four times the population – yet U.S. prisons house in excess of 600,000 more people than China does. The Chinese prison population is just 70 percent of the American Gulag. That’s quite… Continue reading »

Aug
30

Interesting.

Interesting. Embedded Link What Americans Actually Do All Day Long – In Three Charts | ZeroHedge The average American spends 9 hours, 12 minutes, and 36 seconds 'Working & Commuting' on an average workday. Wonder what they do with the rest of their precious 'unproductive and non-t… Google+: View post on Google+

Aug
30

They are in good company

Over the past thirty-five years, my province has increased non-renewable resource extraction by 533%. We have also managed to increase child poverty from 11% of children to 14% in the same time period. But the demand for free education drives a popular wedge right into the country's economic structure. The students and workers say that… Continue reading »

Aug
30

I can see the sting operation already

Hanging out undercover at the farmers markets. The stolen spuds include Yukon golds and reds, but police admit there is no way to positively identify a stolen potato. Embedded Link Stolen potatoes trouble Richmond farmers – British Columbia – CBC News RCMP officers in Richmond, B.C., say they plan to step up patrols on local… Continue reading »

Aug
30

Here comes winter

I wonder what kind of year we'll be getting. Second, swiftly warming air and ocean temperatures in the Arctic have, for now at least, altered atmospheric activity, with two consequences: Warmer air is being pulled into the Arctic, and increased storms and cyclones in summer are not only driving ice out of the Arctic basin,… Continue reading »

Aug
30

Maybe people should look up farming

I hear there is demand for them. “The overarching message here is we don’t just have a jobs deficit; we have a ‘good jobs’ deficit,” said Annette Bernhardt, the report’s author and a policy co-director at the National Employment Law Project, a liberal research and advocacy group. Embedded Link Majority of New Jobs Pay Low… Continue reading »

Aug
30

All we need to do is wait

Desperate people try desperate things. Growing food locally and building a market suddenly has appeal when your choices are either starvation and homelessness or finding a gig where you can look after yourself. The cry will ring out: Not everyone can afford fresh fruits and vegetables, especially from farm stands! And, sadly, it’s true. But… Continue reading »

Aug
30

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Aug
30

*HELP ME PLEASE!!!*

Reshared post from +David Kokua *HELP ME PLEASE!!!*Please tell me this will not… cannot happen. Embedded Link Urban Warfare Drills: Psy-Op Acclimating Americans to Military on US Streets Susanne Posel Site Administrator August 29, 2012. The US Special Operations Command (USSOC) has conducted “training exercises” over Minneapolis. In a twofold effort, the US Armed Forces… Continue reading »

Aug
30

I love graphs

They are just so, so, so, … visual. Embedded Link Graph of the Day: Average Size of Largest Annual Rain or Snow Storm in the U.S., 1948-2011 Desdemona Despair is the clearinghouse for all of the very worst news about the future of life on Earth, such as global warming, climate change, deforestation, overfishing, acidification,… Continue reading »

Aug
30

So much for that theory

What do you think it will take? One of the panelists, William K. Reilly, who served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator under the first President Bush, said Katrina wasn’t big enough to provoke a real debate on climate change. He speculated that it would take a weather event, or a series of weather events, of… Continue reading »

Aug
30

It was mildly amusing up until the "climate elves"

Then I had to laugh. Google+: View post on Google+

Aug
30

We have built an incredibly complex and brittle system

We lack resiliency. If one panel of the house of cards has an issue, the knock on effects can take down the whole thing before we know it. Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, we should keep it front and center in our minds, as it has… Continue reading »

Aug
30

Article is from May of this year. The most recent map is from August 22, 2012

ftp://asl.umbc.edu/pub/yurganov/methane/MAPS/IASI_NH_10days/IASI_CH4_201208_No2.jpg What's the plan? Embedded Link Striking increase of methane in the Arctic Dr. Leonid Yurganov, Senior Research Scientist, JCET, UMBC, and member of AMEG, produced the above images with IASI/METOP satellite data (EUMETSAT). The images show methane levels for 2008, 1-10 Novem… Google+: View post on Google+

Aug
30

In the end, we return to the question, just how much do you love truth? Do you really…

In the end, we return to the question, just how much do you love truth? Do you really love truth or are you just curious? Do you love it enough to rebuild your understanding to conform to a reality that doesn't fit your current beliefs, and doesn't feel 120% happy? Do you love truth enough… Continue reading »

Aug
30

I maintain that although it may be easier to never question, we ultimately pay for…

I maintain that although it may be easier to never question, we ultimately pay for it. Suicide, divorce, psych meds… there is a reason we are so stressed out. After a while the effort of keeping reality at bay simply overwhelms. People nonetheless accepted them because the alternative meant confronting outright mendacity from otherwise respected… Continue reading »

Aug
30

Assuming that the Iranians are idiots

Never a good strategy. One inexpensive Faraday cage can bury that assumption. “Food supply would be exhausted and communication would be largely impossible, leading to economic collapse. Similarly, the uranium enrichment centrifuges in Fordo, Natanz, and widely scattered elsewhere, would freeze for decades.” Embedded Link Report: Possible EMP Strike on Iran? U.S. intelligence agencies recently… Continue reading »

Aug
30

Lots of anecdotes

My neighbour lost all of his piglets last spring. This year he switched to a local feed supplier instead and he has three healthy litters. Jeffery also tells us that when a Danish farmer switched to non-GMO soy for his 450 pigs and their offspring, within two days the animals' diarrhea problems virtually disappeared. "During… Continue reading »

Aug
30

This guy is a total optimist

Like anyone is actually considering the options. Our government’s short-term response has been to keep interest rates artificially low and add to the existing debt burden.   In essence, it gives us time to consider the options. Embedded Link Seven Themes for the Coming Decade | World Future Society Understanding long-term trends is an important… Continue reading »

Aug
30

If you were an American manufacturing executive, how do you respond?

Apparently innovation and economy of scale and patents aren't going to cut it any longer. Time to fire up the lobbyists and get your government to pass some legislation to protect you from the future. The Thingiverse page (linked to above) has all the STLs you need to print your own, supplemented by the usual… Continue reading »

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