The Downward Slope of Evolution
"It's not just Bernie Madoff who was a pyramid scheme; the whole economy is a pyramid scheme," says Mike Ruppert in CoLLapse.
To expand on that: It's not just a few airplanes that got hijacked on 9/11; the whole earth has been hijacked.
When exactly that started is open to debate. Under Reagan? In 1492? When the first banker sitting on his "banc" (bench) in Florence gave out the first loan to finance the first debt-based voyage east, thereby paving the way, so to speak, for the first corporation? When we grew tired of gathering berries and planted the first seed?
But because it is global, this hijacking is a little different. What can it crash into but itself? Who are the hijackers but we the people, hijacking each other but ultimately, ourselves as well?
Millions of years ago the waves threw onto some sandy berm a bunch of sea creatures, most of whom died. But a few mutations navigated life on land long enough to bear offspring. (There are still - or again - grown-ups who need to be told how evolution works. I have taught some of them but it is difficult because the other thing they have not been taught is Higher Arithmetic, involving numbers with more than a few zeroes in them. Couple this with religions that only go back a few thousand years - which is most of them - and you soon run up against a wall of blank stares.)
Watch the video below of soot-bearing waves lapping the beaches of Pensacola. What's that thick black line they leave behind? Does it contain the promise of new life, the next phase of evolution? It sure doesn't look like it.
20 million people are “to have to evacuate the gulf states” says prominent oil-industry insider Simmons, but also Thad Allen is quoted as saying the blowout preventer is leaning.
Aerial footage of tar on Pensacola Beach Video
In Gulf oil spill 'war,' cleanup foot soldiers threaten mutiny - from Rice Farmer
FEMA wants you to play ‘Disaster Hero’ in upcoming emergency response game - from Rice Farmer How an Alabama fire chief risked jail to save town from Gulf oil spill
Johann Hari: Step by step, US politicians on all sides become an oiligarchy that sees moving off petrol as irrational: turning off the spigot would turn off their election funds."
Nonwoven textile developed to cleanup BP oil spill
Giant China algae slick getting bigger: report
The day after the BP oil gusher started gushing more. Small world, huh? - JO
Are they obeying? - JO
Arizona Cops Threatened by Mexican Drug Cartel - from Rice Farmer
Chinese provinces could be even more fiscally-troubled than Greece.
China purchases its own Latin American country
21.5 in 2009 to 22.6 in 2010
Central Banks Join the Ranks Of Investors Who Like Gold - from Rice Farmer
Federal Reserve Statement with English Translation - from Rice Farmer
Food Stamps Applications Soar - from Elizabeth Miller
Ian Cowie: pension model so unstable it's illegal in private sector.
Investing For A Peak-Oil Future (Forbes) - from Rice Farmer
JO comment: Die-off, schmy-off. You mean this could affect my income?