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Peak Civilisation is in the rear view mirror for most humans on the planet. Economies, lifestyles & environment are declining almost everywhere. Overpopulation, resource depletion, pollution & energy decline continue to exacerbate the problems. Available net energy is the determinant of the quality & complexity of civilisation. As the inexpensive, easy to get energy sources decline, disorder in human systems & the biosphere will increase.. Entropy (disorder, randomness) increases.
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You Just Lived Through The Hottest 6 Months On Record.

The hottest six months in history? April to September 2014 were the warmest since records began, Nasa claims

Washington DC-based Nasa says April to Sept was hottest on recordTheir findings were backed up by the National Climatic Data CenterApril, May, June and August were hotter than they have ever beenJuly, meanwhile, was the fourth warmest it has been since 1880It is the hottest middle six months of a year since record beganThe temperatures were based on global averages across land and sea And it’s likely that 2014 will rank as the hottest year on record Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2792264/the-hottest-six-months-history-april-september-2014-warmest-records-began-nasa-claims.html#ixzz3GgqPHi7R Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Heck; If The Medical Profession in the USA Can’t Isolate Ebola Infectious, Then Send In The Military.

The Pentagon Will Use 30 Person “Quick-Strike Team” To Deal With Domestic Ebola Patients
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President Obama may have been busy golfing this weekend, and his brand new Ebola Czar may have had more pressing matters to attend than the White House’s Saturday evening meeting on the US “response to domestic Ebola cases” (because clearly the Ebola Czar is superfluous at such Ebola-related events), but that doesn’t mean that the administration will once again be caught with its pants down the next time an Ebola index patient is unveiled on US soil. Nope. In taking a page right out of America’s response to the Ebola pandemic in… West Africa, where the US has dispatched several thousands troops to do, something, unclear what, earlier today, it was revealed that the U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick-strike team”, which according to CNN is “equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday.”
From; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-19/pentagon-will-use-30-person-quick-strike-team-deal-domestic-ebola-patients

Posted on Monday, October 20th 2014

Peak Civilization is in the Rear View Mirror. 
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Gallup released a new poll late last week showing how many (or few, as it were) Americans are ‘satisfied’ with the direction of the country. 23%. That’s it. 76% are NOT satisfied. Only 1% aren’t sure.The chart above shows the astounding, long-term decline since 2000.
Note, this is a trend that has outlasted three Presidents and six Congresses. It’s not about a single politician, or even ALL the politicians.It’s about the system itself.Bottom line, people are fed up. The system has failed. And people are starting to realize it.Where do you think this goes from here? 
From; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-16/seems-be-going-well

Peak Civilization is in the Rear View Mirror.
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Gallup released a new poll late last week showing how many (or few, as it were) Americans are ‘satisfied’ with the direction of the country. 23%. That’s it. 76% are NOT satisfied. Only 1% aren’t sure.The chart above shows the astounding, long-term decline since 2000.
Note, this is a trend that has outlasted three Presidents and six Congresses. It’s not about a single politician, or even ALL the politicians.It’s about the system itself.Bottom line, people are fed up. The system has failed. And people are starting to realize it.Where do you think this goes from here?
From; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-16/seems-be-going-well

Posted on Monday, October 20th 2014

Filed Under “Total Insanity” - Beijing Marathon Goes Ahead in  the Highest Classification of Toxic & Hazardous Air Pollution. 
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Beijing marathon runners forced to wear gas masks as smog levels are deemed ‘hazardous.
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But the air on Sunday was deemed severely polluted, according to the real-time monitoring of Beijing’s environmental centre. It was the most serious level on China’s air quality index, and came with a warning for children, the elderly and the sick to stay indoors, and for everyone to avoid outdoor activities.The US Embassy, which tracks the Beijing air from a monitoring station on its roof and uses a different air quality index, said the air was hazardous. It gave a reading of 344 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5 particulate matter. The World Health Organisation considers 25 micrograms within a 24-hour period a safe level.The marathon’s organising committee said that postponing the event would be difficult because of all the planning that had gone into it, and asked competitors to understand, the Beijing News reported. It said 46 per cent of the competitors had travelled from abroad and other parts of China to take part.
From; http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/beijing-marathon-runners-forced-to-compete-with-facemasks-as-smog-levels-are-deemed-hazardous/story-fnh81fz8-1227095598496

Filed Under “Total Insanity” - Beijing Marathon Goes Ahead in the Highest Classification of Toxic & Hazardous Air Pollution.
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Beijing marathon runners forced to wear gas masks as smog levels are deemed ‘hazardous.
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But the air on Sunday was deemed severely polluted, according to the real-time monitoring of Beijing’s environmental centre. It was the most serious level on China’s air quality index, and came with a warning for children, the elderly and the sick to stay indoors, and for everyone to avoid outdoor activities.The US Embassy, which tracks the Beijing air from a monitoring station on its roof and uses a different air quality index, said the air was hazardous. It gave a reading of 344 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5 particulate matter. The World Health Organisation considers 25 micrograms within a 24-hour period a safe level.The marathon’s organising committee said that postponing the event would be difficult because of all the planning that had gone into it, and asked competitors to understand, the Beijing News reported. It said 46 per cent of the competitors had travelled from abroad and other parts of China to take part.
From; http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/beijing-marathon-runners-forced-to-compete-with-facemasks-as-smog-levels-are-deemed-hazardous/story-fnh81fz8-1227095598496

Posted on Monday, October 20th 2014

Economic Collapse; Europe’s Fatal Flaw Laid Bare For All To See. Again

The lofty leaders at the ECB, and Berlin, Paris, Brussels, pretend they can make everything right that’s wrong inside their toy monetary union through asset purchases, sovereign bond purchases, and anything that falls in the ‘whatever it takes’ category. But it’s all just bluff. Because, what it all boils down to, they can’t keep buying Greek bonds with German taxpayer money until the end of time. And the markets know this.
From; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-19/europe%E2%80%99s-fatal-flaw-laid-bare-all-see-again

Posted on Monday, October 20th 2014

Peak Oil.  United Kingdom North Sea Oil Discoveries. 
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wotfigo; And no, renewables cannot replace this loss of energy without serious increases in costs and significant negative economic effects. The UK will remain in economic decline apart from the flow of foreign cash into London real estate and financial markets. No Jobs, declining real wages and declining standards of living will remain the norm for most Brits & Scots.
Graph from; http://euanmearns.com/for-a-few-trillion-barrels-more/#more-4504

Peak Oil. United Kingdom North Sea Oil Discoveries.
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wotfigo; And no, renewables cannot replace this loss of energy without serious increases in costs and significant negative economic effects. The UK will remain in economic decline apart from the flow of foreign cash into London real estate and financial markets. No Jobs, declining real wages and declining standards of living will remain the norm for most Brits & Scots.
Graph from; http://euanmearns.com/for-a-few-trillion-barrels-more/#more-4504

Posted on Sunday, October 19th 2014

The Two Scariest Charts In The World: Massive Armament Expenditure in a Dumber World.
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Countries around the world today spend over US$1.7 trillion on weaponry - more than the total global investment in energy supply. Beyond the manufacturers and suppliers downstream, this produces zero economic benefits (weapons become obsolete very quickly and do not generate any returns; on the contrary as, well, they blow stuff up) and the associated costs add to already bloated government debt levels. And that’s US$1.7 trillion less available each year to improve world education, food and fuel availability, the environment and shifting global demographics, all critical issues of the 21stcentury.
From; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/why-worry-two-scariest-charts-world

Posted on Saturday, October 18th 2014

Killing the Planet: 4,000 Pink Skinned Amazon Dolphins Killed Each Year for - Wait for it-  Fish Bait.
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wotfigo; Yep, Humans will trash this planet into a piece of shit before overpopulation, resource depletion & environmental collapse slams us back into the caves from which we crawled a few thousand years ago. 
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Activists urge Brazil to stop killing of Amazon dolphins – More than 4 thousand animals killed every year
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Activists from the Friends of the Manatee Association (Ampa) have placed a 12-meter-tall inflatable dolphin dummy outside the National Congress. The act was staged as part of a campaign entitled Red Alert, which aims to urge the Ministry of Environment to take action and bring into effect earlier the ban on the fishing of piracatinga (Calophysus macropterus) in the Amazon Rainforest - an activity that entails the use of the dolphin as bait.They have also handed to a representative from the ministry a petition pleading for the protection of aquatic mammals in the Amazon region, especially the Amazon river dolphin, also known as pink river dolphin, or boto-cor-de-rosa in Portuguese.The fishing of piracatinga has been forbidden since July, but the measure will only be brought into effect in January 2015. Although environmentalists hail the ban as a remarkable achievement, they say a large number of dolphins may fall victim of this practice until then.Studies on the species, carried out by the National Research Institute of Amazônia (Inpa) at the Sustainable Development Reserve of Mamirauá, reveal that the population of Amazon river dolphins has been falling at a pace of 10 percent per annum.”This amounts to over 4 thousand animals killed every year,” warns researcher Vera da Silva, head of the Dolphin Project (Projeto Boto)
From; http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/09/activists-urge-brazil-to-stop-killing.html

Killing the Planet: 4,000 Pink Skinned Amazon Dolphins Killed Each Year for - Wait for it- Fish Bait.
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wotfigo; Yep, Humans will trash this planet into a piece of shit before overpopulation, resource depletion & environmental collapse slams us back into the caves from which we crawled a few thousand years ago.
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Activists urge Brazil to stop killing of Amazon dolphins – More than 4 thousand animals killed every year
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Activists from the Friends of the Manatee Association (Ampa) have placed a 12-meter-tall inflatable dolphin dummy outside the National Congress. The act was staged as part of a campaign entitled Red Alert, which aims to urge the Ministry of Environment to take action and bring into effect earlier the ban on the fishing of piracatinga (Calophysus macropterus) in the Amazon Rainforest - an activity that entails the use of the dolphin as bait.They have also handed to a representative from the ministry a petition pleading for the protection of aquatic mammals in the Amazon region, especially the Amazon river dolphin, also known as pink river dolphin, or boto-cor-de-rosa in Portuguese.The fishing of piracatinga has been forbidden since July, but the measure will only be brought into effect in January 2015. Although environmentalists hail the ban as a remarkable achievement, they say a large number of dolphins may fall victim of this practice until then.Studies on the species, carried out by the National Research Institute of Amazônia (Inpa) at the Sustainable Development Reserve of Mamirauá, reveal that the population of Amazon river dolphins has been falling at a pace of 10 percent per annum.”This amounts to over 4 thousand animals killed every year,” warns researcher Vera da Silva, head of the Dolphin Project (Projeto Boto)
From; http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/09/activists-urge-brazil-to-stop-killing.html

Posted on Friday, October 17th 2014

Social Breakdown: The Biggest Robbers in America are -wait for it- Employers

The amount of money employers had to pay because they were found guilty of wage theft is nearly three times greater than all the money stolen in robberies, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).EPI gathered figures of money recovered for victims of wage theft — which occurs when an employer has workers perform tasks off the clock or pay for their own uniforms, violating labor laws — from the Department of Labor, state labor departments, state attorneys general, and research firms. In 2012, $933 million was paid in back wages for wage theft violations, although that figure is an under-count because there were six state departments of labor and five attorneys general the organization couldn’t contact.Compare that to the less than $350 million stolen in all robberies, including from banks, residences, stores, and on the street in 2012. That’s not just the figure for those that were solved, but for any robbery simply reported to the police.Even the nearly $1 billion collected is likely an under-count of the problem given that most victims don’t contract lawyers or file complaints. Relying on a study of low-wage workers in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, which found that workers were losing nearly $3 billion to wage theft, EPI generalized to the rest of the country and estimated that it’s robbing people of more than $50 billion each year. And even that may be a low figure, given that the three-city study found that two-thirds of workers experienced at least one form of wage theft each week, yet a recent poll of workers nationwide foundnearly 90 percent of fast food workers had experienced it.That $50 billion figure dwarfs the $14 billion taken from victims of robberies, burglaries, larcenies, and car thefts in 2012. That’s less than a third of the cost of wage theft, according to EPI’s estimations.The workers who aren’t getting the full paychecks they deserve can’t afford to lose that money, given that many victims are in low-wage jobs like fast food and retail.
From; http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/09/12/3566891/wage-theft-robberies/

Posted on Thursday, October 16th 2014

Environmental Collapse, Financial Collapse, Ebola, and now Nuclear War. Ain’t this getting Interesting?

Vladimir Putin slams President Obama for adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in his recent UN speech.
Russia’s partners should remember the risks involved in disputes between nuclear powers, Putin said. He accused Barack Obama of adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the U.S. president’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24. “We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,”
From; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-15/putin-warns-nuclear-power-consequences-if-attempts-blackmail-russia-dont-stop

Posted on Thursday, October 16th 2014