May 2, 2019 at 8:59 am #47081
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[See the full post at: Debt Rattle May 2 2019]May 2, 2019 at 9:30 am #47082
Yep. Exactly correct!
That’s why it’s called Intelligent Life! 😉
The worst of it for me is; I can see it as well; and it leads me to feel myimpotence, knowing I can do nothing to stop the madness.
I come here every day and feel the pain of awareness; the pain of helplessness; and the constant demand to do something; the inevitable double bind of consciousness…May 2, 2019 at 9:43 am #47083
My longtime favorite Calvin.May 2, 2019 at 10:04 am #47084
My longtime favorite Calvin.
Mine as well; thanks for correcting my incompetence with images…May 2, 2019 at 11:44 am #47085
From the Onion, May 2016.
“Within just a couple decades of his passing, Aaron Jacobson and all his achievements in life will be completely forgotten and never spoken of again, while the refuse he produced, on the other hand, will exert a profound influence that will endure for millennia,” said head researcher Kevin Wright, who confirmed that each of the everyday items Jacobson regularly tosses into the garbage—including soda bottles, plastic bags, food wrappers, and the like—will be considerably more important in determining the future of the planet than his roughly 80 years of life will be.
Researchers noted that while Jacobson has visited a total of just nine U.S. states and one foreign country during his lifetime, the influence of his trash has already spread far and wide, leaving its mark across the globe. Over the past four decades, experts stated, the raw tonnage of refuse produced by Jacobson—a man who interacts with, at most, 12 people in an average week, and whose most recognized personal accomplishment is making pretty good lasagna—has crossed oceans and begun bringing about significant changes in marine ecosystems as distant as Asia, South America, Europe, and parts of North Africa.
Moreover, Jacobson’s discarded cleaning products, batteries, and takeout containers will reportedly have a considerable effect on the political landscape, eventually serving as the source of heated policy discussions and debates—even spurring vast movements of entire civilizations—thousands of years after everything the man has ever said or done has been erased from human society’s collective recollection.
Seeking to further elucidate just how profoundly impactful the man’s garbage will be in relation to Jacobson himself, experts noted that the Styrofoam packing peanuts that the local resident unthinkingly dumped into his trash can earlier today will still be on earth, altering the environment, dictating wildlife population numbers, and consequently upending food chains a million years from now.
“And it’s not just Jacobson’s trash that will have profound effects on the planet—the emissions that result from him routinely leaving his car running while he waits in parking lots will influence the climate worldwide for an eon and will eradicate not just one, but scores of species from the earth’s surface,” Wright said. “If you put that next to the most notable goals in his life—running a 5K in less than 25 minutes and sealing his deck by himself without the aid of a professional—the two legacies aren’t even comparable.”
“Basically, when the last person on earth with any memory of him dies—which by our calculation, is little more than 50 or 60 years away—the paint cans and single-serve coffee pods he’s thrown out will just be getting started,” Wright continued. “Future generations won’t know the name Aaron Jacobson, but rest assured, his garbage will leave a mark on each and every one of their lives.”May 2, 2019 at 12:21 pm #47086
“Basically, when the last person on earth with any memory of him dies—which by our calculation, is little more than 50 or 60 years away—the paint cans and single-serve coffee pods he’s thrown out will just be getting started,” Wright continued. “Future generations won’t know the name Aaron Jacobson, but rest assured, his garbage will leave a mark on each and every one of their lives.”
I do not believe that for one minute.
The planet, Gaia, is far more desilient than can be imagined by humans.
The Chernobyl disaster; 36 years ago, is supplying some interesting facts about nature and the actual effects of the worst of human disasters inflicted upon the earth.
I offer no defense for human stupidity and its continuing destruction of the environment; however; I posit, it will kill itself rather soon (geologically speaking); but not Gaia; she is imortal, unlike us mere humans.
The earth (Gaia) will endure long after we’re gone…
(I would love to see that paradise; resurrected, once again…)May 2, 2019 at 3:25 pm #47087Dr. DParticipant
“US Environment Agency Says Glyphosate Is Not A Carcinogen (R.)”
Did you see the movies and interviews on this? It’s even worse: thanks to Monsanto CEO being the head of the EPA, they can’t say whether it’s carcinogenic or not because it’s never been tested. EPA doesn’t demand any testing, any evidence no matter how many lawsuits are brought. So they can’t say it does NOT cause cancer as an affirmative statement. Monsanto won’t allow any research, cutting off, suing, and ending the careers of anyone who tries. But I think clearly, those are the actions of an innocent man who has nothing to hide.
“Venezuela and Binary Choice (Murray)”
The Maduro troops were firing tear gas to disperse the crowd outside the airport. The “unarmed coup/noncoup protesters” were live-firing automatic weapons into the military base in response. I don’t have to tell you what kind of restraint when an army base is under attack from live fire and they don’t shoot back? Yeah. Oh and some dictator, letting Guido the Drone wander around doing this unarrested. But the more they don’t have to the funnier it is.
How did OUR oil get under THEIR jungle?
But the MIC won’t be convinced, fine. They need some kind of embarrassing costly failure to point to, fine. We’ll make one, and point out how their actions drove nations like Syria and Venezuela into the arms of Russia, devastating our geopolitical position. Then with Pompeos and Boltons out there, daily losing for the U.S. as we can no longer accomplish or even broker peace agreements in North Korea or anywhere that would give us credit. Instead Putin now does all that. Fine. Good on him. So don’t just look at the actions, look at the results: the U.S. is shrinking, the military and CIA are impotent, and we extend the multipolar world to a point where no one looks to or follows the U.S. anymore, and our arm-twisting and military threats are laughed at vs the S400 and the F35. Good. Fine. I could care less how we look as long as the result dismantles them. If that’s what it takes to drive Boeing and the MIC into the sea and us back to our borders, fine.
I wouldn’t get complacent yet, though. At Ron Paul said, Guiado is now more valuable dead than alive, and the CIA has a history of such things. Is that the Overton window that he can say that in public as a normal course now? About bloody time.May 2, 2019 at 3:46 pm #47088
Yesterday, I quoted Jesus
The truth will set you free
However, there are major side effects for us normal people
“I come here every day and feel the pain of awareness; the pain of helplessness; and the constant demand to do something; the inevitable double bind of consciousness…”
We live in 3 dimension plus one dimension of time
How many sides does truth have …. one, three, six, twelve?
Is truth going to be different tomorrow?
I takes eight minutes for the light from the sun to travel to our awareness.
Its too late to take action
All we should do is enjoy our awareness.May 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm #47089John DayParticipant
Moon of Alabama figures Guaido got snookered… Thanks Eleni.
There is no official explanation why the Trump administration believed that the comical coup attempt by Juan Guaidó and his master Leopolo López would work.
There are signs though that the government of President Nicolas Maduro set a trap. Several people in the top echelon of the Venezuelan government gave false promises that they would join the U.S. proxy side. They snookered Guaidó into launching his coup to let him fail…
Everyone in Washington believed that significant figures in the Venezuelan government would change sides. They did not do so. Vladimir Padrino rejected the coup within an hour after Guaidó announced it. It seems that the Guaidó side got played by the Venezuelan Defense Minister and several other officials and officers. They seem to have promised to support Guaidó only to bait him into taking steps that would embarrass him.
A McClatchy piece headlined “What went wrong?” seems to confirm this interpretation:
Shortly after Guaidó gave his predawn speech at the Carlota Air Force Base in Caracas, rumors spread that Armed Forces Chief of Staff Jose Ornelias and powerful commander Jesús Suárez Chourio were behind the military uprising. But just as quickly both men joined a growing list of officials swearing loyalty to Maduro.
… That military officials who owe their careers and livelihood to Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela didn’t abandon him shouldn’t have come as a surprise, said a former U.S. diplomat in Washington, who would only talk on background.
He said he’d known about Guaidós plans to call for an uprising for at least 10 days.
“If I knew it, then everyone knew it,” he said. “The [Maduro] regime saw it coming and was prepared. The regime probably even knew that people in the government were talking to the opposition and probably even approved of it.”
Ron Paul points out that Guaido might be worth more to the CIA and State Department as a martyr now, and they are good at arranging it, then blaming others.
“The big danger is a hard war breaking out. I’d still bet it won’t be too bad, with thousands of troops moving. But it could be a guerrilla war or something like that. If there is a false flag or some important official on either side gets killed, you can’t tell what might happen,” he said.
A peek at our Denisovan heritage.
It’s not human “races” or even species, which are important, but heritable TRAITS…
A human jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan plateau has revealed new details about the appearance and lifestyle of a mysterious ancient species called Denisovans.
The 160,000-year-old fossil, comprising a powerful jaw and unusually large teeth, suggests these early relatives would have looked something like the most primitive of the Neanderthals. The discovery also shows that Denisovans lived at extremely high altitude and, through interbreeding, may have passed on gene adaptations for this lifestyle to modern-day Sherpas in the region.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/may/01/denisovan-jawbone-discovered-in-tibetan-caveMay 2, 2019 at 5:07 pm #47090
What should also be considered: uniforms and equipment were stolen with the intend of impersonating military that had defected. The 25 soldiers were filmed firing live round at the soldiers guarding the airport who responded with non-lethal rubber bullets.
Meanwhile, there was a peaceful, large demonstration happening which was not filmed by the USA.
I remember, reading about how and what Turkey did to get rid of his political opposition.
The USA and allies said and did nothing against Turkey.
What has Venezuela done to eliminate their political opposition?May 2, 2019 at 8:54 pm #47091Chris MParticipant
“Still don’t get why they insist on lawyers asking their questions for them.’
Lawmakers that don’t know the law.
Dandy.May 3, 2019 at 1:43 am #47092
There seems to be no end of depravity; San Francisco has found a way to monetize the homeless; $30 million USD’s to “study homelessness, its causes, and remedies”; wtf?
These people are delusional, wasted bags of flesh…May 3, 2019 at 3:09 am #47093
More faces of the truth.
DC embassy protectors force Guaido’s shadow ambassador to flee in failure as coup flops in VenezuelaMay 3, 2019 at 5:16 am #47094
Thanks. Guaido and his handlers are getting buggered at every turn.
Fortunately, the incompetence of the press and the U.S. is helping immensely…
The formula, so oft repeated, is no longer effective due to overuse…May 3, 2019 at 7:04 pm #47120NomanisanislandParticipant
“These people are delusional, wasted bags of flesh…”
@v_arnold – are you talking about the city, state and federal policy makers or the unfortunates who have had forced upon them, or for some chosen a life on the edge of what you consider normal. Homelessness is so much more than just the people not in adequate housing.
But that money sure would house a lot of those in need rather than pay some graduate policy anal ysts salary
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