9:48 pm - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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dapper-punk:

Art by Pawel Kuczynski

Love these

(Source: startswithabang, via cathxrsis)

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9:42 pm
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newsweek:

This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 | GlobalPost

Approximately 619 journalists have died since 2004. Most were local reporters.

Sad

newsweek:

This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 | GlobalPost

Approximately 619 journalists have died since 2004. Most were local reporters.

Sad

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9:01 am - Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Spot on article from Richard Heinberg.  You can bet your bottom dollar that the above “script” will play out pretty much exactly as Mr. Heinberg lays out.  We could even see the curtains rise and Act 1 start as early as 2015-2017 timeframe. 

Of course the real environmentalists standing up to the oil and gas companies are mostly local folks and local organizations not big, powerful (and make-believe) environmental interests or big government regulations.  As most informed people know, the oil and gas companies that are in the fracking game are exempt from the Clean Air and Clean Water act among other environmental protection regulations.

Read the rest of the oil and gas industry’s script at Resilience.

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5:42 pm - Sun, Jul 27, 2014
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alexanderpf:

We all know the term anti-semitism - and with the recent events in Gaza this term is flying around a lot. But I’ve been trying to think what is the world that the world uses for hatred of Muslims? Is it Islamophobia?

I’m a humanist so I’m not trying to pick sides. But what does it say about the…

Good points. I agree that it is ridiculous that people who criticize the Israeli govt are labelled anti-Semites. This is a deliberate move by Israeli supporters.

Regarding your comment that you don’t think that the Palestinians in Gaza don’t support Hamas, I can’t say for sure. But Hamas won the Palestinian Legislative Election in 2006 with lots of votes in Gaza. I don’t know what the opinion on the street is today.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_legislative_election,_2006

There is supposed to be fresh elections within 6 months of the Hamas Fatah agreement in April 2014. That is one of the reasons I think that Israel has resorted to this most recent aggression against Gaza.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_general_election,_2014

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11:47 am - Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Following the bulk of western reporting on the Iraq crisis, you’d think the self-styled ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' (Isis) popped out of nowhere, took the west completely by surprise, and is now rampaging across the Middle East like some random weather event.

The reality is far more complex, and less palatable. The meteoric rise of Isis is a predictable consequence of a longstanding US-led geostrategy in the Middle East that has seen tyrants and terrorists as tools to expedite access to regional oil and gas resources.

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10:27 pm - Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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antinwo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/us/war-gear-flows-to-police-departments.html?hp&_r=1

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/26/5147098/local-police-fight-crime-with-18-ton-armored-military-vehicles

http://www.doravillepolice.us/field-operations/specialized-operations/swat

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/09/dallas_county_now_has_its_very.php

Retired Marine Issues Dire Warning About US ‘Building A Domestic Army’

Old news. This has been going on since the inception of DHS. It’s now speeding up since the US is winding up in Afghanistan. The military industrial complex needs enemies to justify the outsized defense budget.

Cut the DoD budget. Liquidate the DHS. And deal with the consequence of the defense and allied industries’ stocks tanking. Learn to build jobs and economic activity around something other than fake wars fighting some phantom menace.

(via operator-as-fuck)

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10:27 am - Fri, Jun 6, 2014
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10:32 pm - Sun, May 18, 2014
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newsweek:

At least 10 feet of sea level rise is now guaranteed worldwide; it’s all but inevitable, a done deal. An ice sheet two miles thick has collapsed in West Antarctica—glaciologists have been dreading this moment for decades, though in recent years, it was more of a question of when than if—and there is nothing that can stop it from melting now. 

NASA scientists say so, glaciologists say so, researchers who’ve spent their entire careers studying the slow and increasingly inevitable melt of our planet’s permanent ice stores say so. They say so in two new studies debuting this week; one in Science and one in Geophysical Research Letters. 

They are all saying we should begin getting comfortable with sea levels that lap up 10 feet higher on our shores. Long before the collapse of West Antarctica’s Thwaites ice sheet, an organization called Climate Central created this interactive map, which shows how various levels of sea level rise will impact the United States. 

Grimly and fortuitously, it goes up to 10 feet—the amount that is now locked-in, but by no means the minimum of sea level rise we can expect to experience thanks to climate change. Go ahead, plug your city in, and see what percent chance you have of being driven away by high waters. 

10 Feet of Global Sea Level Rise Is Now Guaranteed | Motherboard

Another sign post on the long, ragged road towards the collapse of our civilization.

newsweek:

At least 10 feet of sea level rise is now guaranteed worldwide; it’s all but inevitable, a done deal. An ice sheet two miles thick has collapsed in West Antarctica—glaciologists have been dreading this moment for decades, though in recent years, it was more of a question of when than if—and there is nothing that can stop it from melting now.

NASA scientists say so, glaciologists say so, researchers who’ve spent their entire careers studying the slow and increasingly inevitable melt of our planet’s permanent ice stores say so. They say so in two new studies debuting this week; one in Science and one in Geophysical Research Letters.

They are all saying we should begin getting comfortable with sea levels that lap up 10 feet higher on our shores. Long before the collapse of West Antarctica’s Thwaites ice sheet, an organization called Climate Central created this interactive map, which shows how various levels of sea level rise will impact the United States.

Grimly and fortuitously, it goes up to 10 feet—the amount that is now locked-in, but by no means the minimum of sea level rise we can expect to experience thanks to climate change. Go ahead, plug your city in, and see what percent chance you have of being driven away by high waters.

10 Feet of Global Sea Level Rise Is Now Guaranteed | Motherboard

Another sign post on the long, ragged road towards the collapse of our civilization.

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10:41 am - Fri, Dec 27, 2013
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Read the article

The years 2008 to 2013 were the first few years of peak oil.  We are already feeling the effects and have been for years.  When will we take the next leg down?  When the US shale oil bubble pops…sometime between 2015 and 2020. Brace yourself…

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7:31 pm - Fri, Dec 6, 2013

A fantastic mythical tale and obituary for the self image of humanity during the fossil fuel age.  Great work JMG!

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