Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tidalgate

The pop-opinion realm of denial, doing the "yada yada" around the blogosphere, operates as if the climate change (caused by global warming, caused by pollution) is merely a fanciful academic exercise.

That is, in their imagination there is no real world where climate science applies to real life in any concrete way.

Therefore, it would follow that they would surmise that the discussions going on in San Francisco are play pretend, not officially serious as a heart attack.

One report has gone into minute detail to show just how much climate change, in the form of rising oceans, will impact civilization:
Although we must do everything in our power to slow down climate change, it is too late to prevent it entirely. All levels of government, and especially local governments, must begin preparing for and building resilience to the effects of climate change, an area of planning known as climate change adaptation.

In this SPUR report, we survey the likely impacts of climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area, including extreme weather, sea level rise and more.

We recommend more than 30 strategies for local and regional agencies to begin minimizing the region’s vulnerabilities to these long-term but potentially catastrophic effects.
(Climate Change Hits Home, emphasis added). That is serious talk which points out that we have gone too far now to stop the climate change, to stop catastrophic sea rise, or to stop its impact on international shipping.

So, the thing to do is get busy, roll up the shirt sleeves, and become expert at this new discipline called "climate change adaptation", which does not include climate change denial:
Adaptation must happen locally. Adaptation is often implemented locally because the impacts of climate change are geographically variable, and vulnerabilities to these impacts are more variable still. Because of the local knowledge necessary to understand risks and reduce vulnerabilities, we must plan adaptation actions fairly close to home. The process of adaptation planning identifies a set of actions to decrease a system’s vulnerability, or increase its resilience, to the impacts of climate change. It can be planned — the essence of this paper — or ad hoc, the latter most likely to occur after an extreme event or disaster.
(ibid, page 5). The truth of the posts All Ecological Disasters Are Local, All Ocean Experience Is Local, and All Weather is Local is coming home to roost.

One technical aspect of the San Francisco plan is a large tidal dam, so Dredd Blog sees a way to use that not only for surge protection, but it can also generate a very valuable supply of clean energy if they include tidal generators in the plan.

When locals around the world stake their future on their climate change denial illusion, they will pay the price locally.

By the same token, when locals take action to adapt to the inevitable, they will reap the rewards locally.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Government of MOMCOM: Wartocracy

In yesterday's post I used the word "wartocracy" (pronounced like "autocracy").

Today let's define that word, noting first that the fundamental definition of wartocracy is "the way MOMCOM governs".

Simply put, a wartocracy is a form of government where an elite are in the business of making weapons and all manner of "goods" and "services" that depend on a large military complex in order to financially survive, in order to maintain and increase the wealth of that elite.

Not only that, the vast military complex must "grow" continually to satiate the increasing greed and increasing lust of the wartocracy.

To justify such a vast military complex, the wartocracy must generate fear and wars so that the people who supply the income of the wartocracy, the taxpayers, are "willing" to keep paying the loot.

To successfully perform the part of government that generates fear, wartocracy has to "own" the media to cover up the deceit, since there is nothing that big to fear "except fear itself", which the wartocracy of MOMCOM uses to cause fear:
The Bush administration turned the U.S. military into a global propaganda machine while imposing tough restrictions on journalists seeking to give the public truthful reports about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Associated Press chief executive Tom Curley said Friday.
(MOMCOM - A Mean Welfare Queen). As was pointed out yesterday, that baton has now been handed over to "the Obama Administration" of the wartocracy.

In terms of the direction of the wartocracy, nothing has changed except the bit actors in the movie or play we call the onion script.

Everything else remains static because even elections cannot solve the problem facing the American people, who are the subjects of the wartocracy.

Some of the wise men who formed our original type of government, a constitutional republic, warned us long ago; and a general who listened to those mentors saw it coming too.

It is here now, is not quite yet in full bloom, but already we are its servants now in some degree, but will become its servants through and through unless we vaccime it.

The next post in this series is here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Ground Zero Disease

The media portion of MOMCOM is making a massive effort to fuse Obama mania with bushie mania, eradicating the latter as the sole mania once and for all.

Every amygdala surge Bush II ever presided over is being transferred to Obama.

It is being done via a 24/7 replay of all of the 9/11 tapes, scripts, and photo shopped images that pushed the homeland security color codes all the way up the colored pole to "me be scared".

The "you are for us or against us" meme rides once again without even doing anything black flag to resurrect it from the darkness.

The "ground zero" meme now represents the ultimate opposite of what our forefathers wanted, it was the ultimate demise they predicted.

At this time of maximum trance, maximum daze, maximum MOMCOM, lets reflect on the true ground, and compare it to the radioactive, deadly, zero ground.

The Constitution meant "something" in public before Alberto Gonzales pronounced it to be "quaint".

That "something" meaning has changed into "we have better things to do" than constitutionalize everything around here.

How different the current zero grounders are from those who fathered and mothered this nation ("the oldies"), so, lets check out the ideas of one of the oldies:
"Of all the enemies to public liberty"
there are enemies to public liberty? Who would want to take liberty from the public?
"[BLANK] is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded"
c'mon Dredd ... stop hiding the troot ... come on out and say it ...
"because [BLANK] comprises and develops the germ of every other"
"germ" Dredd? Sounds like a disease ... the enemies to public liberty are germs and there are bunches of them ... but [BLANK] is the most to be dreaded?
"[BLANK] is the parent of armies"
YIKES Dredd, [BLANK] is a parent? It makes more and more armies?
"from these proceed debts and taxes"
Uh Oh ... we got lots of "these" Dredd ... so what is up with that?
armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few
The military, the war debts, and taxes are used to subjugate and dominate the few Dredd? ... YIKES ... you must be a big old bad old ttuuuurrrrrriiiiiisssssssstttttt huh Dredd?
"In [BLANK], too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended"
"discretionary" ... the commander-in-chief has all power Dredd ... it is not "discretionary" ... he can send black helicopters to shoot your ass ... "extended" ... you mean like military expenditures growing 81% in a short span of time?
"its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied"
"its" sounds a bit inhuman, say it ain't so Dredd ... you mean like scratch my back and I will give you medals of honor ...?
"and all the means of seducing the minds"
you mean mind f*ck Dredd ... you mean propaganda ... NO! Dredd ... say it ain't so before I hafta hurt you ...
"are added to those of subduing the force of the people"
Dredd the people are the supreme power here ... ain't no subduing here ... what you been smokin' fool?
"The same malignant aspect ... may be traced in the inequality of fortunes"
Dredd now you be trippin' ... we got equal equality here in the states ... ain't no "malignant aspect" ... you talkin' trash Dredd ... the poor and middle class are gettin' richer all the time ... man you need to pick up on the news Dredd ...
"and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of [BLANK]
"fraud" ... we ain't got no stinkin' fraud around here Dredd ... all we got around here are good banks that take good care of their customers always Dredd ...
"and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals"
ewe ... messing with my religion now Dredd ... you be messing where you ought not be messing ... who said all that?
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual ... [BLANK]
We don't need to preserve our freedom Dredd, MOMCOM gives it too us real cheap ... plus, we got nuttin' 'round here that just goes on and on Dredd ... we always get the new and improved kind ... stop trippin' Dredd ...
Those truths are well established
what troots Dredd, what troots? What fool gonna say stuff like that? Must be a socialist, communist, ttttttuuuuurrrrrrriiiiiissssstttttt OBL dude Dredd!!!

Find out for yourself what the "Father of the U.S. Constitution", president, cabinet member, statesman, etc. (who wrote those things) thought about the Wartocracy:
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Those truths are well established.
(The Greatest Source Of Power Toxins?, quoting President Madison). And so it is.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Will This Float Your Boat?

The U.S. divided by climate change
The artist's concept to the left shows what the U.S.A. will look like if all the polar ice caps were to melt.

That may not happen because civilization, the source of carbon dioxide and other green house gases, will be slowed down or broken down well before that (if the melt continues).

Today the International Arctic Monitoring and Assessement Program, AMAP, will begin a conference concerning, among other things, how wrong their past calculations have been.

They continually, substantially underestimate the melt of the polar ice sheets.

Consequently they have been underestimating the projected rise in ocean level around the globe which is happening as a result of the melt.

They are like other scientists in general who have continued time and time again to underestimate the impact of global warming in other areas affected by civilization's incessant pollution of the Earth.

Clearly, scientists are impacted by the pressure of denial as well as economic pressures from interest groups or governments that constantly urge them to fudge on the data, that is, to make "it" look better than "it" really is.

Upton Sinclair is said to have made a very lasting observation concerning the nature of humanity, including scientists:




"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it".



Based upon underestimates of the acceleration of the factors causing the ocean levels to rise, the oceans may rise as much as 50 feet (23% of maximum) in some locations over the 21st Century (see update below).

However, the impacts of polar melt will be felt from now on as the climate degenerates into unhelpful patterns that will have an ever increasing impact on civilization.

The map above shows that the major ports would be destroyed ultimately, but will be damaged well before they become useless.

Even a 5 ft. rise in ocean level would amount to a worldwide catastrophe for civilization as we know it.

Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans could easily have a 20ft surge, which would drive the oceans even further inland during storms.

The lunatic fringe (a.k.a. "the establishment") constantly talks about how much it will cost not to continue business as usual, missing the elephant in the room, which is that it will cost everything if they continue to decide not to change course.

According to one climate change study, the melting of Greenland's ice sheet would raise the oceans by twenty-three feet (23') (National Geographic).

If both poles were to melt the oceans would rise two-hundred-fifteen feet (215') (USA Today).

That turns out to match generalized calculations that Antarctica has about ten times more ice than the Arctic North Polar caps (See Vol. of Polar Caps, which standardizes the total volume of both caps at 33 million cubic kilometers of water. "For Antarctica, the approximate volume is 30,000,000 km3. For Greenland, it is approximately 3,000,000 km3").

NASA has perfected the estimates with radar from some of its satellites. Dredd Blog covered the impact of rising oceans in the post Nation Building - The Will of The Wind.

The first inhabited island has now gone under as a result of global warming induced ocean rise:
Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obliteration of Lohachara island, in India's part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, marks the moment when one of the most apocalyptic predictions of environmentalists and climate scientists has started coming true.
(Climaction, see also this). We can't call it apocalyptic predictions anymore, it should now be referred to as history and "history in the making".

A new core sample study within the Arctic Circle shows that the ice at the poles can melt rather starkly.

A 1958 video which shows we went into the catastrophe with our "eyes wide open."





Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All Truth Is Local

This blog has had many posts focusing on the localization of ideology, basically pointing out that some meme complexes are geographically bound.

Some of those posts are: All Justice is Local, All Ecological Disasters Are Local, All Ocean Experience Is Local, All 9/11 Is Local, All Security Is Local, and All Weather is Local.

My street, my town, my state, my country, my world, and my cosmos, are outer expressions of an inner feeling which obviously becomes an illusion at some point.

But everything in that sense, including truth, is something that is local originally, but something we seek to expand habitually, something that as a result becomes less and less truthful at some point as we subconsciously or consciously expand our "self" out into the cosmos beyond our ability.

Naturally, we deliberately seek to make ourselves comfortable within our surroundings by trying to control as much of those surroundings as we can.

This is quite automatic for the most part, constantly brought to us from our subconscious 24/7 by Our Amygdala, Inc.

One of the results of this natural expansion happens when we become members of a group of people whom we think of as people with "like minds" ("your truth is like my truth").

One of the favorite groups people like to imagine themselves part of is the military, a meme complex we think of as "our military", which is for the most part an association with "our security", nevertheless it tends to boil down to "my security" in the final analysis.

The illusion of truth we build through the expansion of our own local-to-us perception often becomes apparent to us, much to our chagrin.

There are military coups, elections that don't go our way, court cases, divorces, broken relationships, and natural disasters during our lives that shatter our illusion of truth as we know it.

Sometimes, at the extremes, one person's truth is another person's lie.

So we may shrink back, become isolationist to the point of even becoming hermits, all because our truth has come back home to where it once belonged:
Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it couldn't last
Jo Jo left his home in south Pensacola
For some Barn Oracle grass

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged

Sweet Meeker now thought she was a woman
But she was another Blind Willie McTell
All the girls around her say she's got it coming
But she gets it while she can

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, Freak Show
Go home

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged

Oooh ... Yeah ...
(American Freak Show). "And that is the way it is", May 3, 2011 in my home, my town, my state, my country, my world, and my cosmos.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Buried At Sea So No one Could See?

I will never accept any military story at face value without iron-clad forensic proof that would stand up in a good courtroom.

The Ken and Barbie doll news media has lit up the networks and the blogs are all aTwitter about an alleged raid into Pakistan to capture Osama Bin Laden.

The reports are conflicting in some detail, and we know there have been many Bin Laden "look alikes", or "doubles", as they are also called.

This NBC report says Osama Bin Laden has been buried at sea:
Osama bin Laden, the long-time figurehead of the al Qaeda terrorist network, has been buried at sea after being killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan.

U.S. officials told CBS News that bin Laden's body would be handled in accordance with Muslim traditions, which include strict rules on burial taking place within 24 hours after death.

Sources confirmed to CBS News national security correspondent David Martin that his body was released into the sea from a U.S. Navy vessel on Monday, likely into the Indian Ocean.
(CBS News). Other reports say Bin Laden has or will be buried at sea: Leader-Telegram, KETK NBC.

Other reports say he may be buried at sea or given to Saudi Arabia within 24 hours: Examiner.

It will require faith mixed in with zeal for people to believe the story without the actual body presented to an independent forensic specialist to confirm the story.

This tells me that MOMCOM thinks the media is still the servant willing to do whatever the media is told to do as in "Warriors Press For Propaganda".

This is a package designed to make us trust more in military government even as the civilian government is loosing the trust of the people, and as a kind of religious faith grows for the military.

The mainstream media is continually making the civilian government out to look weak, foolish, and out of touch even as they make the military out to be holy heroes that will rescue us from all that ails us.

The bleep goes on.

UPDATE
: In the ha-ha media fest called the White House Correspondent's Dinner, Seth Myers indicated that one candidate could defeat Obama, the Obama that ran for president in 2008.

He went on to say that 2008 candidate was "naive", to which Obama intensely nodded his head up and down while smiling profusely.

This tells me they are selling the "nobody could have foreseen" onion script that makes us all out to be fools, or intends to convince us of the hogwash that the future is something that must be suffered through because none of us have a clue as to what the future will bring.

We argue every day "don't do X because Y will happen" which is the appropriate way to deal with the future ... competent analysis.

What we do today is what governs the future.

This propaganda that presidential candidates are naive fools eviscerates our election system, rendering it a worthless endeavor.

But if the election system becomes worthless it will not be because the people can't find their arse with both hands, it will be because the seat of the government is Pentagonia, capitol of Bullshitistan.

UPDATE 2: These professionals do not buy into the onion script, but make up your own mind, even professionals can be wrong:



UPDATE 3: The Obama Administration has declined to produce photos which they say would be further evidence that Osama Bin Laden was killed by a U.S. raid into Pakistan.

One of the reasons given was that "conspiracy theorists would say the photos were doctored".

Meanwhile, the White House has admitted that its original story, or some of the recent versions of the story, were doctored.

You decide which story is "best", after the final patch up.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rogue Storms Sneaking Up On Us? - 2

About two years ago we wondered about the Air France jet that had crashed into the Atlantic during a thunderstorm on June 1, 2009, with the loss of all lives on board.

Searches found only scant floating debris, so the official conclusion then was that we would not know for sure what happened unless the flight data recorders were found.

Since we just finished with April, the month that established the greatest number of violent tornado outbreaks in one month in our history, I thought perhaps we could review some language from that two-year-old post regarding violent weather:
One fact of that crash, that two groups of bodies were found over 50 miles apart, indicates that a mid-air breakup of the airliner occurred.

Some experts also think the events happened very quickly as well:
It is believed that the erratic speed readings may have been caused by malfunctioning speed sensors – or pitot tubes – but it still remains unclear how this problem alone could have destroyed, or brought down, a modern aircraft so rapidly. No Mayday call or emergency radio message was sent by the pilot and co-pilot, suggesting that the aircraft fell apart or crashed while they were still going through their first, emergency response procedures.
(The Independent, emphasis added). Their experience in the storm was over so fast they did not have time to send a mayday call.

The bodies recovered so far were intact, so it is possible that the plane broke up into at least two passenger-containing sections before the pilots could respond.

If storms are becoming so violent that they can rip an aircraft apart, flight strategy needs to change to avoid those types of storms which were not avoided in the past.

Airline company policy has been to save fuel by going in a straight line through many storms, and more so as the price of fuel sky-rocketed in recent times.
(Rogue Storms Sneaking Up On Us?, emphasis added). Something that may give us sorely needed inside clues has now happened, yes, one of the flight data recorders has been recovered:
Investigators have located and recovered the missing memory unit of the flight data recorder of a 2009 Air France flight – a remarkable deep-sea discovery they hope will explain why the aircraft went down in a remote area of the mid-Atlantic, killing all 228 people on board.
(Huffington Post). Many folk can look around and see that things have changed with the climate, that it is getting more dangerous.

Lets hope that officials begin to factor in these changes into rules and regulations that provide more safety to the public.

Propaganda just doesn't cut it.