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This week saw a sort of an intermediate denoument in one long running Collapse battle, the case of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder and Whistleblower who has spent the last 7 years imprisoned in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.  By no means is this the end of the story though, now we just move on to a new act, first to be played out in the Brit judicial system as they decide on whether & when he will be extradited to the FSoA.  Or maybe to Sweden, since the Swedes may ressurect the rape allegations and beckon him to the Swedish courts for a Cameo Appearance.  Break out the popcorn.



This development has brought out about every left-leaning journalist around in defense of Julian, here are a few articles, and this is JUST from the Greanville Post!



After 7 Years of Deceptions About Assange, the US Readies for Its First Media Rendition



The Assange arrest is a warning from history



Free Julian Assange! Stand Up for Press Freedom!



Julian Assange Arrested – Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech – Murdering Freedom



A Marriage of Conscience: Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning



The US Government Won’t Care About Your Definition Of Journalism After The Assange Precedent Is Set



Calling Assange a Narcissist Misses the Point



Stop the extraordinary rendition of Julian Assange!



The Martyrdom of Julian Assange



You have the right to always remain silent!



Citing Assange’s Work Exposing US ‘Atrocities,’ UK Labour Leaders Speak Out Against Extradition Effort



Victor Laszlo : Role Model for Assange, Manning and Snowden



Fallon (and his idiotic audience) laugh at Assange • Other court jesters do likewise.



Jimmy Dore: Tucker Carlson Defends Assange. Huh?



Tulsi Defends Assange Powerfully On CNN



Trump Supporters Are Hurting Assange With Their 4-D Chess Talk



Free Julian Assange! Stand Up for Press Freedom!



How Julian Assange was entrapped



Wikileaks’ Julian Assange found guilty of breaching bail terms | Al Jazeera English



Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC



Paul Craig Roberts on the Assange arrest, and the corruption of much of the west’s regimes, from imperial powers to satellite nations.



Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom




ORPHANED TRUTHS—Two antipodal voices denounce Assange’s arrest



Assange Arrested for Exposing U.S. War Crimes



How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent



The Latest on Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s Arrest, US Extradition



PRESS RELEASE: Popular Resistance Organising Assange Protests



Free Julian Assange and All Political Prisoners



Ghion Journal: Julian Assange Arrested in London, the World Bears Witness



A conspiracy of cowards, crooks and criminals delivers Assange to the brutal mercies of the empire




…and so on…



Not too hard to figure out whose side Greanville is on here, now is it? lol.



My small contribution to this avalanche of words from the left is in the rant at the top of the page.  I go to bat for Assange's Cat.  🙂



 



 


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📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call: Ruh Roh....RE Gets MOAR Technology!
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2019, 07:43:10 PM »
Sadly for all of you, I got my latest system up and running.  This one allows me to record and upload vids and spontaneous rants anytime, anywhere with my HTC Smart Phone.  I even have an itty-bitty tripod to hold it while I rant.

Expect to be INUNDATED with vids at a pace that will dwarf Trumpovetsky's Tweets!  :o

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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2019, 05:21:32 AM »
Now in TRIPLE DIGITS on Utoob with 108 Views, plus 38 Listens and 5 Downloads on Diner Soundcloud!  In just TWO DAYS!  :o

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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2019, 06:44:54 PM »
We have Lift-Off!

Extinction Conundrum has now exceeded 200 Views/Listens, 154 Views on Utoob, 44 Listens & 5 Downloads on Soundcloud!  In just 4 DAYS!  This solo effort has now bypassed the interview with Farmgal, which has 145 views on DYT and 27 Listens with 23 Downloads on DSC.  That's in 11 days since it aired.

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Are Climate Activists who Fly on airplanes HYPOCRITES?
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It's Cinco de Mayo today, a day of celebration for a small band of Mexicans who defeated the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1882.



" Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] in Latin America, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.[1][2] The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. A year after the battle, a larger French force defeated Zaragoza at the Second Battle of Puebla, and Mexico City soon fell to the invaders. "



Today there is another war going on between a small army and a much larger army, and the outcome is anything but certain.  It is the war between the Climate Change Activists (CCA) who wish to get a Global commitment and action to reduce carbon emissions in order to slow if not stop climate change, vs Climate Change Deniers (CCD) who seek to ignore all the evidence of Climate Change and Ocean Warming and continue on with BAU.  "Drill Baby, Drill" is the motto of this crowd.



Both sides have a vested interest in winning this war, on the Climate Change Activist side they would NOT like to see Planet Earth prematurely changed from a Blue & Greem Marble hurtling though space into a lifeless hunk of rock like all the rest of the planets we know about so far.  Far as the Climate Change Deniers are concerned, they don't want to give up the creature comforts afforded to Homo Saps from burning Fossil Fuels, particularly the Capitalist Oligarchs in charge of the planet who derive outrageous amounts of wealth from the burning of this one-time store of energy buried beneath the palnet surface.



Image result for extinction rebellion red robes Various tactics are taken by both sides in the battles being waged thus far.  On the CCA side most recently in the UK in London, a new movement Extinction Rebellion carried on a week long series of Protests & Demonstrations to raise awareness of the problems, doing a variety of photogenic acts like gluing themselves to trains and doing Dance Performances garbed in Red Hoodie Capes on the steps of the Natural History Museum to try and get some attention from the Brit Goobermint, which is still mainly consumed with partisan bickering over the Brexit issue.  I discussed this movement and its goals last week in the Morning Wake-Up Call Extinction Conundrum.  Whether this will have any effect on Brit Goobermint policy or gains further traction internationally remains to be seen.



On the CCD side, they have been employing a variety of tactics for years if not decades to undermine every climate related movement that ever gained any traction at all, beginning with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in the 1960s, through the Back to the Land Movement of the 1970s and the celebration of "Earth Day" every year since 1970.  The main tactic in this aspect of the battle was to employ a small cadre of "scientists" who would provide "evidence" that everything climate change researchers had elucidated was not occuring to combat the vast preponderance of scientists who said it was happening and providing evidence for it.  The media is complicit in the obfuscation, presenting those arguments to J6P as equal in validity.



In recent years, another tactic has been employed, which is for the CCDs to attack the CCAs as "Hypocrites", since they often fly on airplanes to go to the conferences where evidence is presented, climate issues are disussed and remedies proposed.  This methodoly got its beginning when Al Gore produced the Inconvenient Truth documentary, but has since been extended to any scientist or activist who flies on an airplane to go to one of these conferences.  In today's Colllapse Morning Wake-Up Call, I discuss (OK…RANT on…LOL) whether these charges of hypocrisy are really valid arguments?  Do you agrre with me or disagree?  If you have an opinion on this topic, JOIN US Inside the Diner and let us know.



In case you missed it, here is last week's discussion of these issues, Extinction Conundrum:






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« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2019, 11:19:18 AM »
We are now in Orbit!

Extinction Conundrum has now exceeded 250 Views/Listens, 197 Views on Utoob, 54 Listens & 5 Downloads on Soundcloud!  In just ONE WEEK!  Hoping the followup effor here today on Climate Change Hypocrisy does as well!

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☠️ Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2019, 05:11:38 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48169783

Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'
By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, Paris


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On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating impact of humans on nature is laid bare in a compelling UN report.

One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction.

Nature everywhere is declining at a speed never previously seen and our need for ever more food and energy are the main drivers.

These trends can be halted, the study says, but it will take "transformative change" in every aspect of how humans interact with nature.

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From the bees that pollinate our crops, to the forests that hold back flood waters, the report reveals how humans are ravaging the very ecosystems that support their societies.

Three years in the making, this global assessment of nature draws on 15,000 reference materials, and has been compiled by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It runs to 1,800 pages.

The brief, 40-page "summary for policymakers", published today at a meeting in Paris, is perhaps the most powerful indictment of how humans have treated their only home.

It says that while the Earth has always suffered from the actions of humans through history, over the past 50 years, these scratches have become deep scars.
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The world's population has doubled since 1970, the global economy has grown four-fold, while international trade has increased 10 times over.

To feed, clothe and give energy to this burgeoning world, forests have been cleared at astonishing rates, especially in tropical areas.

Between 1980 and 2000, 100 million hectares of tropical forest were lost, mainly from cattle ranching in South America and palm oil plantations in South East Asia.

Faring worse than forests are wetlands, with only 13% of those present in 1700 still in existence in the year 2000.

Our cities have expanded rapidly, with urban areas doubling since 1992.
Media caption"Species are going extinct at a faster rate than we've seen for millions of years" - Laura Foster reports

All this human activity is killing species in greater numbers than ever before.

According to the global assessment, an average of around 25% of animals and plants are now threatened.

Global trends in insect populations are not known but rapid declines in some locations have also been well documented.

All this suggests around a million species now face extinction within decades, a rate of destruction tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10 million years.

"We have documented a really unprecedented decline in biodiversity and nature, this is completely different than anything we've seen in human history in terms of the rate of decline and the scale of the threat," said Dr Kate Brauman, from the University of Minnesota and a co-ordinating lead author of the assessment.
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"When we laid it all out together I was just shocked to see how extreme the declines are in terms of species and in terms of the contributions that nature is providing to people."

The assessment also finds that soils are being degraded as never before. This has reduced the productivity of 23% of the land surface of the Earth.

Our insatiable appetites are producing a mountain of waste.

Plastic pollution has increased ten-fold since 1980.

Every year we dump 300-400 million tonnes of heavy metals, solvents, toxic sludge and other wastes into the waters of the world.
What's behind this crisis?

The report's authors say there are a number of direct drivers of which land use change is the primary one.

This essentially means the replacement of grassland with intensive crops, or replacing ancient woodland with a plantation forest, or the clearing of forests to grow crops. This is happening in many parts of the world, especially in the tropics.

Since 1980, more than half of the increase in agriculture has been at the expense of intact forests.

It's a similar story at sea.

Only 3% of the world's oceans were described as free from human pressure in 2014.

Fish are being exploited as never before, with 33% of fish stocks harvested at unsustainable levels in 2015.
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Image caption Many fish species are in decline through overfishing, the study says

Live coral cover on reefs has nearly halved over the past 150 years.

Pushing all this forward, though, are increased demands for food from a growing global population and specifically our growing appetite for meat and fish.

"Land use now appears as the major driver of the biodiversity collapse, with 70% of agriculture related to meat production," said Yann Laurans from IDDRI, the French policy research institute.

"It is time to reconsider the share of industrial meat and dairy in our diet."

The other key factors are the hunting and the direct exploitation of animals, climate change, pollution and invasive species.

The report finds that many of these factors work together to make matters worse
The decline in numbers
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Species extinction risk: Approximately 25% of species are already threatened with extinction in most animal and plant groups studied.

Natural ecosystems: Natural ecosystems have declined by 47% on average, relative to their earliest estimated states.

Biomass and species abundance: The global biomass of wild mammals has fallen by 82%. Indicators of vertebrate abundance have declined rapidly since 1970.

Nature for indigenous people: 72% of indicators developed by local communities show ongoing deterioration of elements of nature important to them.
What does the future hold?

It all depends on what we do.
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Image caption Researchers say the loss of nature will have major implications for humans

The authors looked at a number of scenarios for the future, including business-as-usual, but also examining options that were more based on sustainable practices.

In almost all cases, the negative trends for nature will continue to 2050 and beyond.

The only ones that didn't continue towards ecological disaster involved what the scientists term "transformative change".
What does transformative change actually mean?

The study doesn't tell governments what to do, but gives them some pretty strong hints.

One big idea is to steer the world away from the "limited paradigm of economic growth".

They suggest moving away from GDP as a key measure of economic wealth and instead adopting more holistic approaches that would capture quality of life and long-term effects.

They argue that our traditional notion of a "good quality of life" has involved increasing consumption on every level. This has to change.

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Similarly, there must be change when it comes to financial incentives that damage biodiversity.

"Crucially, governments must end the destructive subsidies, including for fossil fuels and industrial fishing and agriculture," said Andrew Norton, director of the International Institute for Environment and Development.

"These drive the plundering of the land and ocean at the expense of a clean, healthy and diverse environment on which billions of women, children and men depend now and in the future."

The amount of land and sea that is under protection needs to increase rapidly, with observers saying that a third of our lands need to be preserved.

"We need to secure half of the planet by 2050 with an interim target of 30% by 2030," said Jonathan Baillie, from the National Geographic Society.

"Then we must restore nature and drive innovation. Only then will we leave future generations a healthy and sustainable planet."
Is this worse than climate change?

Climate change is a crucial underlying factor that's helping to drive destruction around the world.

Greenhouse gas emissions have doubled since 1980 and temperatures have gone up 0.7C as a result. This is having a big impact on some species, restricting their ranges and making extinction more likely. The global assessment finds that if temperatures go up by 2C, then 5% of species are at risk of climate-driven extinction, rising to 16% if the world warms by 4.3C.
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"Of the prioritised list of proximate drivers of biodiversity decline, climate change is only number three," said Prof John Spicer from the University of Plymouth.

"Climate change is certainly one of the greatest threats that face humankind in the near future - so what does that tell us about the first and second, changes in land/sea use, and direct exploitation? The current situation is desperate and has been for some time."

The report's authors hope that their assessment becomes as critical to the argument about biodiversity loss as the IPCC report on 1.5C has done to the debate over climate change.
What can I do?

The idea of transformative action is not just confined to governments or local authorities. Individuals can certainly make a difference.

"We know that the way people eat today is often unhealthy for them and for the planet," said Dr Kate Brauman, one of the report's authors.

"We can become healthier as individuals by eating more diverse diets, with more vegetables, and we can also make the planet healthier by growing that food in more sustainable ways."

As well as consumer and lifestyle choices, other authors believe people can make a difference through politics.

"It might be more important for society to invest more in renewables than coal," said Dr Rinku Roy Chowdhury, from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

"So how do you that? Through individual behaviour, through the polling booth.

"Rather than just conserving energy by turning my lights off, some other less obvious means might be through political action."
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It's been another Banner Week in the Trumpovetsky Soap Opera, in the ongoing battle over the Mueller Report, Collusion with the Ruskies to fix the POTUS election in 2016, his Tax Records, getting his syncophant marionette Fat Willie Barr to testify before CONgress, CONgress & the Demodopes in the House issuing Contempt citations which are ignored as often as the Subpoenas are (which is always), his $BILLION$ 🤑 losses as a NY Bizman over a decade of time, and his incompetence and fuck-ups on the international level in the escalating Trade War with China, piling more sanctions on Iran to stop them from selling Oil, and ongoing regime change efforts in Venezuela which so far have failed so a military escalation becomes more likely there all the time too. Did I forget his desire to cancel elections and become Dictator for Life like the Chinese President? Or at least make his term 6 years so he doesn't have to face an election in 2020, sure to be "stolen" from him by those nasty Demodopes!

In today's Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call we examine many of these issues, not all of them though because really, in a 20 minute rant you can't possibly fit in all the shit that El Trumpo whacks out in a whole week on the thumboard of his smartphone and disemminates to the masses via Twitshit. We cover the major ones though, and it's about certain there will be followups to these various clusterfucks, since they're not going away anytime too soon. Like not until November of 2020 and not even after that either I suspect. I mean, Donalditry is STILL rehashing old golf scores with Obama-sama and Killary 2 years into his Presidency!

Besides running Trumpofsky over the Diner Coals in this Cooking Zone Political BBQ, we also take a look at the current field of Demodopes who hope to unseat his fat ass from the office chair in the Oval Office come November of 2020, but currently have the task of bashing each other to see who comes out on top as the nominee for the Dem Party and the White Knight who will take on and defeat the Black Knight of Sir Asshole of Racketville, the sitting POTUS Trumpty-Dumpty. No matter how many limbs you hack off this guy, somehow he still keeps on truckin'.

Opinion varies Inside the Diner on the question of Trumpovetsky's beatability, some do think the Demodopes are in such disarray and out of touch with the core electorate that no matter who they run they'll lose to Donalditry. My opinion is he is beatable, but they have to put together a winning ticket that will bring factions of the party together. The Top Contenders at the moment appear to be Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris, with Uncle Joe showing what appears to be a commanding lead after just recently throwing his jockstrap into the ring. Of all the candidates, Uncle Joe is the most palatable to the Demodope establishment and corporate interests, so the polling here is somewhat suspicious. These numbers will inevitably bounce around quite a bit depending who is doing the polling and who the media focuses on at any given time. We're not really going to know much here until the primaries get under way in early 2020.

As mentioned at the beginning, there's a whole lot more going on these days in the world of Collapse, not the least of which is the escalating threat of a hot war with Iran as more and more military hardware is moved into the neighborhood and the further deteriorating trade situation with China. We'll get to those topics in a future Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call for sure. Until then, break out the popcorn and check out the latest Tweetstorm from the Clown-in-Chief each morning if you want a good laugh.

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Now published on Cassandra's Legacy to gather the Europeans into the discussion!  :icon_sunny:

https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2019/05/human-extinction-idea-whose-time-had-to.html

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Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!

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U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018; CDC Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump

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In 2018, U.S. birthrates fell for nearly all racial and age groups, the CDC says. Here, mothers and babies attend a yoga class in Culver City, Calif., in March.
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The U.S. birthrate fell again in 2018, to 3,788,235 births — representing a 2% drop from 2017. It's the lowest number of births in 32 years, according to a new federal report. The numbers also sank the U.S. fertility rate to a record low.

Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born. And it's an ongoing slump: 2018 was the fourth consecutive year of birth declines, according to the provisional birthrate report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Birthrates fell for nearly all racial and age groups, with only slight gains for women in their late 30s and early 40s, the CDC says.

The news has come as something of a surprise to demographers who say that with the U.S. economy and job market continuing a years-long growth streak, they had expected the birthrate to show signs of stabilizing, or even rising. But instead, the drop could force changes to forecasts about how the country will look — with an older population and fewer young workers to sustain key social systems.
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"It's a national problem," says Dowell Myers, a demographer at the University of Southern California.

"The birthrate is a barometer of despair," Myers says in response to the CDC data. Explaining that idea, he says young people won't make plans to have babies unless they're optimistic about the future.

"At first, we thought it was the recession," Myers says of the recent downturn in births. But after a slight rise in 2012, the rate took another nosedive. He adds that by nearly all economic standards — except for high housing costs — birthrates should now be rising.

As for what's behind the negative sentiment among people of childbearing age, Myers cites the current political turmoil and a gloomy outlook for America's future.

"Not a whole lot of things are going good," he says, "and that's haunting young people in particular, more than old people."

Many current or would-be parents also responded to the report Wednesday, using social media to list a string of obstacles to having kids in the U.S., from the frustration of finding child care to high insurance costs and a lack of parental leave and other support systems. And they note that while the national economy has done well, workers' paychecks haven't been growing at the same pace.

As Elena Parent, a state senator in Georgia, wrote on Twitter, "Parents know why the birthrate is falling. Kids are expensive & time-consuming & our society doesn't make it easy."

Another factor, says sociologist Sarah Damaske of Penn State, is job security — even in a time of low unemployment.

"From January 2009 to December 2017, 36.6 million American jobs were lost. That's more jobs than were lost during the Great Recession," Damaske says. "So, even though the unemployment rate is better, companies are still using layoffs to maintain profits at the expense of their workers."

Citing conversations with people who have lost their jobs in the past decade, Damaske — who is writing a book on that subject — says some workers have resigned themselves to the possibility that they might not find stable jobs again.

"When you think you might not be able to find steady work, it's harder to imagine how to form a family," she says.

Part of the trend also reflects a cultural shift, as more Americans delay marriage and child-rearing. While women in their 20s have historically given birth to the most babies in the U.S., women in their early 30s had a higher birthrate in 2017, for the first time ever. And that gap widened in 2018.
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U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level

In what's widely seen as a bright spot in the CDC's provisional data, teenagers saw another sharp drop in birthrates, falling 7% in 2018 to 17.4 births per 1,000 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19. That rate has now declined by 58% since 2007 and by 72% since 1991.

The rate of cesarean delivery, or C-section, fell to 31.9% in 2018, the CDC says. That's down from a peak of 32.9% in 2009. The rate of cesarean procedures in low-risk cases also decreased, to 25.9% of all deliveries.

From 2017 to 2018, the number of births fell 1% for Hispanic women and 2% for non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black women. The rate fell by 3% for women who are identified as non-Hispanic Asian and non-Hispanic AIAN (American Indian & Alaska Native).

The latest birthrate data put the U.S. further away from a viable replacement rate — the standard for a generation being able to replicate its numbers. The U.S. has generally fallen short of that level since 1971, the CDC says.

The total fertility rate fell to 1,728 births per 1,000 women over their lifetimes — a 2% fall from 2017. That's far below the replacement rate of 2,100 births per 1,000 women.

The Census Bureau has long predicted that America's future population growth will increasingly rely on immigration, despite a fertility rate that has historically been higher than similar developed nations.

According to the census agency's Population Clock, the U.S. is currently gaining one person every 16 seconds — in part because it's adding one international migrant every 34 seconds. Both of those are net results, meaning they account for deaths and outward migration.
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📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call: Extinction Conundrum Update 5
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2019, 10:40:19 AM »
Extinction Conundrum now up to 430 Views/Listens/Downloads!  :o

Ugo's publication on Cassandra's Legacy brought in another ~150 viewers, mostly the Europeans who we don't cover so well.  Most Diner readership is from the FSoA, Oz & the Great White North of Canada.

The commentariat on CL has gotten quite entertaining, with a couple of the Dr. McStinksion cult followers showing up to drop in their 2 cents on the issue.  Even Gail ZaWACKY showed up!  lol.

Here's the direct link:  https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2019/05/human-extinction-idea-whose-time-had-to.html

This comment by me has not as yet been approved by Ugo.  It's in response to a post made by Lidia, a regular on Nature Bats Last:

You're not going to save everybody with ferro-cement domes, you couldn't possibly build enough of them.  Forget the energy requirements, there's not enough sand and portland cement left to do it!

Similarly, EVs aren't going to replace the current ICE transportation system, for reasons too numerous to mention.  It's not just the vehicles you need here, it's the whole infrastructure surrounding them, from roads to miles of upgraded wiring capable of handling much larger transmission loads.

I don't think 7.5B people walking the earth at one time can be supported, no idea what Ugo's opinion is on that one.  I DO think the earth can support probably 10M Homo Saps, even in its currently degraded state.

It doesn't take many survivors to maintain the spark of sentience and sapience that this species managed to achieve through millions of years of evolution.  In fact, just 10,000 survivor could do it.  How do I know that?  Because it was done before, 75,000 years ago.

Done once, it can be done again.

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📺 MWUC Extinction Conundrum: Cassandra's Legacy Crosspost Update
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2019, 03:14:18 AM »
My latest response to Brutus on the Cassandra's Legacy cross-post of Extintion Conundrum.  Not yet approved by Ugo.

From BM:

       "Sure, there were some extremists"

Including the site owner, lol.  I mean really, up until just recently he was pegging complete extinction of Homo Saps by 2020!  That's not extreme?  Now of he has backtracked on this, not putting a date on it just that it will happen "soon".

An extremist running a blog attracts other extremists into the commentariat.  Also notable are whose posts get deleted and whose are left up.  Since you in fact did appear on the pages of that commentariat (though I don't remember seing you there), surely you remember Pat who closed his posts with "Save the Planet. Kill Yourself"?  While exhorting others to this solution of course, Pat himself never ate a bullet.

The problem got so bad that Dr. McStinksion had to drop on sidebar links to suicide prevention websites, because there were so many depressed individuals haunting the commentariat.

Not a lot different on r/collase, the mods there ALSO had to drop on suicide prevention links.  They have over 100K subscribers now, so it's not exactly a tiny minority of the people who will post up on this topic.  Nowadays the mods are whacking a lot more posting, so it's not quite so bad, but the subtext is still there.

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Published on The Doomstead Diner May 19, 2019






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(audio-only MP3 provided in case you want to multi-task and listen while sitting in traffic on the way to work in your cubicle or digging post holes for your fencing on the Doomstead or kneeling by the throne and Praying to the Porcelain God.  mp3 Audio can be downloaded from Diner Soundcloud.)



 



Discuss this Video at the Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call Table Inside the Diner



 



It's been quite a while since I had an on-air chat with Monsta, who was my co-host and in the beginning our audio producer (before I buckled down to teach myself audio and then video editing) for the Collapse Cafe, a discussion and interview show we did on both Soundcloud (Audio Only) and YouTube (video) via Google Hangouts on Air.  The majority of Collapse Cafe broadcasts came between 2013 & 2017, and many are still relevant and still up in the archives on Diner Soundcloud and Diner YouTube.



When Google changed their software arrangement for Google Hangouts, we stopped doing this show.  It wasn't the only reason, regular Diners know about my pretty nasty health problems.  I returned to just blogging and chatting with other Diner on the Diner Forum for most of 2017-2019, doing just a few audio rants during this time.  Blogs & Forums however are now "ancient history" in the ever changing world of cyberspace, the current meme and wave of the forseeable future is in Video and Social Media.  My health has improved (some), and so I am back once again doing video production, morphing myself once again, this time from Blogger to Vlogger.  My past metamorphoses were from Forum Moderator beginning in the Jurrasic Period of  IRC chat on the Arpanet (which predates the Internet and World Wide Web) and then the Wild West of AOL in the beginning of the internet to Commenter on various Blogs & Forums and then transforming again into a Blogger myself when we opened the Diner for bizness in February of 2012.



Image result for sudan protests In this reunion with Monsta, who is half my age from another generation and lives across the pond in Jolly Old England as well as obviously being Black while I am White, we share our observations of a variey of HOT TOPICS currently hitting the MSM and impacting on the Collapse Dynamic.  We begin with an issue just now hitting the MSM newz, the ongoing protests and political turmoil occuring in Sudan.  As the child of immigrants from Sudan to the UK (back when people could actually DO this sort of migration), Monsta has first hand knowledge of the situation there and insights only a person with such a close connection to the turmoil can have.



Sudan also for those of you who are geographically challenged is right across the Red Sea and in between the Gulf of Suez to the north and the Straights of Hormuz to the south, neighboring Egypt to its north.This is the major body of water where most of the Oil flows out from, both to europe to the north and then to Asia and the FSoA via the Straights of Hormuz. Right on the other side of the Red Sea though is IRAN, and while Sudan doesn't have any OIL itself, it's geogrphically extremely important if/when a Hot War and Naaval Battles begin over there.  Given how hard the Shadow Goobermint of the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) is trying to provoke such a war, it may not be too far off.



Image result for oil transport out of the red sea map



Besides the situation in Sudan, we also discuss the Brexit situation since along with Jason Heppenstall of 22 Billion Energy Slaves, Monsta is another Boots-on-the-Ground Brit Correspondent for the Diner Newz Service.  Britain's role also as an intermediary in the now crumbling relationship of the FSoA with other European nations is also discussed, along with the relationship with Brussels and NATO.



Image result for student debt ball and chain Finally, we discuss the escalating Student Loan issue plaguing mostly the FSoA, but also having some analogs and a different treatment of the debtors in Jolly Old England.  Among the many things currently threatening to blow up the economy here in the FSoA (and by extension the Global Economy) is the vast ocean of Irredeemable Debt currently hanging like a Ball & Chain around the necks of the Millenial Generation, and not treating retired Boomers too well either!



We hope you enjoy this reunion and discussion here on the Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call of the Doomstead Diner, if so make sure you give us a 👍 on our YouTube channel and/or Soundcloud Channel, and we'll do some more!  Be sure also to check out the prior videos we have done here if you missed them, all the archives of our past shows are avaialbe to watch or listen to, and hopefully will be until the Internet Goes Dark.


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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2019, 10:28:09 AM »
The next time you get geographically challenged fire up my website and look at my globe.  It was torturous to watch it spin and listen to you say Sudan was across the straits of Hormuz.  They are 1500 miles apart.

Sudan is across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia south of Egypt.

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In the second attack in less than 48 hours, two of Saudi Arabia's oil pumping stations were targeted in a series of drone attacks west of the capital Riyadh.

Houthi rebels said they carried out the attacks to warn the kingdom against what they described as its "aggression" in Yemen.

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/05/tension-gulf-escalate-open-conflict-190515192700839.html


American mainstream media is showing pictures of damaged tankers saying they were damaged in the straits of Hormuz in a deliberate misrepresentation facts.  These tankers are pictures of tankers either hit by Houthi fighters attacking Saudi Arabia or they did it themselves in a false flag. Sabatoge makes no sense.  Sabotage would spill black stuff.

The Diner could scoop the situation if you get on it.  Clear juggling of facts.  Major military hardware is on the move.  Trump lies and Bolton tries.  Trump is starting some shit because he needs to help BONESAW out.  He needs to hep BONESAW out to:

(1) distract the American public from his own shit and
(2) Saudi Arabia is not having trouble with their war. 

Wartime presidents can order up a virgin once a week for their pleasure like a pizza when they can be found.  Trump knows this so his answer to the stress of the Oval office is to start a war.

The other reason is he likes gold. Lots of it.

So we have this:

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks.

False flag.  Saudi Arabia needs Trump to bail them out.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1127907041970982912



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