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Energy / Re: Oil Price Crash: Who Cooda Node?
« on: December 08, 2019, 08:47:18 PM »

Certainly Venezuela can just pay themselves tons of bolivars to build their own drilling and oil production equipment, as the US does, and begin more oil production with their now booming economy! Don't need the FOREX involved for that do they?

No, they can't.  You don't buy drilling equipment with Bolivars.  You buy it with dollars.

Clearly, you are ignorant as to how FORERX works.  I am done with you.

RE

A true Bolivar of a man could pull it off but there would be blood.  The existing regime did finance social programs un-sustainably and now the grim reaper calls in loans.  Had Hugo Chávez had the foresight to know what Nicholas Maduro was going to get stuck with when heavy crude prices crashed he might have done things differently.  But Hugo was under heavy pressure to keep up with the Jones.  He really can't be faulted much and America had no interest in bailing out Venezuela for America made those prices fall.  Regarding Venezuela America rubs salt in wounds.

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Energy / Re: Oil Price Crash: Who Cooda Node?
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:33:39 AM »
Increased demand is very explainable.  The empire grows.  The economics of the American and globalized empire cannot abide a steady state.  Population grows and city population, the population that sucks resources, grows faster.  Rain forests razed means more land is under cultivation.  Resource extraction costs more in fuel to maintain a constant yield with time.

Increased consumptions is a symptom of the disease and that we are fucked.  Thinking of things increasing or decreasing with a rhythm is wrong.  That we are living in a slow explosion is the better way to see it.  The ups and downs in oil price is the subject of a myriad of influences.  Price will not always reflect that oil becomes ever more scarce.

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Well said.
As a Boomer, I was captivated by the Space program and loved Star Trek's vision of humanity going forth in the Universe. Now, that I'm older (and wiser?) I realize the EROEI of our current situation will never support going to Space and colonizing other planets (sorry Elon :evil4:). Guess we're stuck here on Earth till the sun expands outward and crisps the planet.
AJ

Same for me.  As a kid I was enthralled by Star Trek, and an avid reader of Scientific American and Popular Science.  I had subscriptions to both magazines.  I stood o line for 4 hours to see the premier of the first Star Wars movie at the Ziegfield Theater in NY Shity.  Even before all that, I read the entire Tom Swift series of books about a Junior Scientist who did tons of cool stuff.  I was maybe 6 or 7 years old when I read those books.

I was SOLD!  SCIENCE was the the the ANSWER!  And so I became a scientist (or really more a mathematician, but the distinction is not to relevant now).

It is now around 50 years later.  I have come to realize over the years this was all bullshit.  We are never going to leave this planet, it is all we got for as long as it lasts.

RE

This is why we are into doom.  We bought the bullshit growing up.  Then logical contradictions known as facts showed we had been beguiled by marketing propaganda for the American experiment.  Betrayed with lies now we find the dumfuckery of Disney dreams nearly intolerable.

You admitted to suffering from the disease with this.

I became a scientist (or really more a mathematician........

Math, there you go.  Knowing about that kind of stuff is not as bad as being a pedophile in America.  But it gets close.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Saudi man training at the Naval Air Station Pensacola opened fire on the base early Friday morning with a handgun, killing three and injuring eight before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.

The shooter has not yet been publicly identified and a motive for the attack is unknown. President Donald Trump, who spoke with King Salman of Saudi Arabia shortly after the shooting, said the monarch called the attack "barbaric."

The shooting began around 6:30 a.m. CT and the suspect was halted by two Escambia County sheriff's deputies, who arrived on scene in less than five minutes, Sheriff David Morgan said.

One of the officers was shot in arm and treated at a local hospital. The other was shot in the knee and was undergoing surgery. Authorities expected both to survive. The shooting happened on two floors of the building.

"The best of our community was on scene today and that's why it turned out the way it did," Morgan said of the deputies who responded. "They ran to the fight, not from the fight."

Morgan said his deputies train regularly with base personnel for this kind of attack

The latest:Here's what we know about the shooting at NAS Pensacola

The FBI has taken the lead in the investigation, though there has been no immediate determination on whether the shooting was terror related, two sources told USA TODAY.

The shooting was the second in a week at a U.S. Navy base.

Like most military installations, personal firearms are not normally permitted on the base, which provides a wide variety of training to both U.S. and international aviators, dating back to the British Royal Air Force during WWII.


The Pensacola base is also home of the Blue Angels, the Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, and the National Naval Aviation Museum.  Located in the far western Panhandle, the base employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Navy veteran, asked all Americans to remember the dead and wounded, along with their families: "They need your prayers and they need your comfort."

Eight patients, including the deputies, were taken to nearby Baptist Hospital. One of the victims died at the hospital, and two died on the base. The shooter also died on the base. The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified, authorities said.

"Walking through the crime scene was like being on the set of a movie," Morgan said. "This doesn't happen in Escambia County. This doesn’t happen in Pensacola . . . So now we’re here to pick up the pieces."

The shooter was in aviation training at the base, along with "several hundred" other international airmen, authorities said. DeSantis said the shooter's nationality will complicate the investigation.

"Obviously, the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims," DeSantis said in a press conference. "They’re going to owe a debt here."

Added Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson: "This is a tragic day for the city of Pensacola. "We’re a military town. Our hearts and prayers are connected to those that serve us every day."

The shooting came two days after a U.S. Navy sailor shot three people and then killed himself at Pearl Harbor.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/06/pensacola-shooter-nas-pensacola-base-locked-down-florida/4351814002/


Trump calls bonesaw.  That's delightful.  I wonder how many 1st 2nd or 3rd cousins this guy had.   And I do mean had.

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Economics / Re: ✊ UNION!
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:12:16 PM »
It is huge.  The whole country is shut down I think.  Hard to know.  News of France does not make it to America well.

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K-Dog Off Leash Newz / Going to the dogs
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:06:55 PM »
RE's December first article could benefit from this.  Up to him how to use it.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JHDkALRz5Rk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/JHDkALRz5Rk</a>

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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« on: December 03, 2019, 08:42:16 PM »
I meet your Jimmy Buffet and raise it to:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/brFfXSW0EH8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/brFfXSW0EH8</a>

Music can save the world.

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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:44:36 PM »

Something strange is going on.  Read his blog. 

I wasn't  pleased to see him writing about banging a friend of Tony Robbins.  I'm not innocent and I can be outrageous but I didn't like seeing that.  I reset his website counter to zero in my world so he has to work all the way back to being the first in my list of brown links now.  He can consider it a traffic ticket. 


I once shook hands with Tony Robbins. lol.

Long  story.....I never spent any money on his scams. Walking on fire is not something I ever felt the need to for.......

I did read C5's blog today.....been awhile. Sounded like he's mostly just been working his plan. Maybe just.vacation....time  for some R & R. They are south-of-the-border savvy and know what they're doing. I used to think El Salvador had potential for ex-pat living....but not so much lately. They've had a lot of violence lately.

Pretty much everything there owned by ex-pats is up for sale, cheap. Sad, really.

I used to work with a woman who upon her retirement, cashed out and with her husband was headed for El Salvador. No idea how that turned out, but this thread has made me wonder.

If you liked her hope they cashed out and bought into Nicaragua I guess.  Ex-pats are in a strange situation.  Most Americans don't have savings but to be an E-Pat you do have some.  But you are not rich and certainly not rich enough to be nice.  Super rich people are always nice.  That has been my experience.

They can afford to be.

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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:34:38 PM »
Well, I'm heading to El Salvador in the next half hour. Goal accomplished.

I havent brought recent posts here simply because I've been burnt out... and had to focus on the main goal.

But I thought I would bring my latest post over here... just so you folks could get a decent laugh at old C5s expense.  enjoy.

C5, Year in Review.

https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2019/12/01/c5s-year-in-review/

El Salvador?  ??? 

RE

Something strange is going on.  Read his blog. 

I wasn't  pleased to see him writing about banging a friend of Tony Robbins.  I'm not innocent and I can be outrageous but I didn't like seeing that.  I reset his website counter to zero in my world so he has to work all the way back to being the first in my list of brown links now.  He can consider it a traffic ticket. 

I said I can be outrageous but when I get that outrageous please someone too remind me I represent something respectable.  Collapse is respectable.  We are not a rainbow coalition with an agenda to advertise our sex lives and gentlemen don't tell.  I hope things are all right with C-5.  No shirt no shoes no service and today DGM is barefoot.  The question is now what kind of 'research centre' is green mountain.  If you think your job is done and you have said all you think you can.  It must not have been very important to say.

I once shook hands with Tony Robbins. lol.

Long  story.....I never spent any money on his scams. Walking on fire is not something I ever felt the need to for.......

I did read C5's blog today.....been awhile. Sounded like he's mostly just been working his plan. Maybe just.vacation....time  for some R & R. They are south-of-the-border savvy and know what they're doing. I used to think El Salvador had potential for ex-pat living....but not so much lately. They've had a lot of violence lately.

Pretty much everything there owned by ex-pats is up for sale, cheap. Sad, really.

Too many Jesuits were murdered there for me to ever enjoy the place but that was a long time ago.  Currently the murder rate has fallen a bit and may be as low as 20 times the U.S. rate.  It has been higher.  I don't want to learn Spanish there.  It looks like a journey to the heart of darkness.

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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:24:41 PM »
Well, I'm heading to El Salvador in the next half hour. Goal accomplished.

I havent brought recent posts here simply because I've been burnt out... and had to focus on the main goal.

But I thought I would bring my latest post over here... just so you folks could get a decent laugh at old C5s expense.  enjoy.

C5, Year in Review.

https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2019/12/01/c5s-year-in-review/

El Salvador?  ??? 

RE

Something strange is going on.  Read his blog. 

I wasn't  pleased to see him writing about banging a friend of Tony Robbins.  I'm not innocent and I can be outrageous but I didn't like seeing that.  I reset his website counter to zero in my world so he has to work all the way back to being the first in my list of brown links now.  He can consider it a traffic ticket. 

I said I can be outrageous but when I get that outrageous please someone too remind me I represent something respectable.  Collapse is respectable.  We are not a rainbow coalition with an agenda to advertise our sex lives and gentlemen don't tell.  I hope things are all right with C-5.  No shirt no shoes no service and today DGM is barefoot.  The question is now what kind of 'research centre' is green mountain.  If you think your job is done and you have said all you think you can.  It must not have been very important to say.

I shouldn't take Dick Tracy to fiqure out it's the dippin' sauce, Again !

Yes, the tippin sauce.  Ho Ho Ho.  Tis the season.


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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:35:17 PM »
Well, I'm heading to El Salvador in the next half hour. Goal accomplished.

I havent brought recent posts here simply because I've been burnt out... and had to focus on the main goal.

But I thought I would bring my latest post over here... just so you folks could get a decent laugh at old C5s expense.  enjoy.

C5, Year in Review.

https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2019/12/01/c5s-year-in-review/

El Salvador?  ??? 

RE

Something strange is going on.  Read his blog. 

I wasn't  pleased to see him writing about banging a friend of Tony Robbins.  I'm not innocent and I can be outrageous but I didn't like seeing that.  I reset his website counter to zero in my world so he has to work all the way back to being the first in my list of brown links now.  He can consider it a traffic ticket. 

I said I can be outrageous but when I get that outrageous please someone too remind me I represent something respectable.  Collapse is respectable.  We are not a rainbow coalition with an agenda to advertise our sex lives and gentlemen don't tell.  I hope things are all right with C-5.  No shirt no shoes no service and today DGM is barefoot.  The question is now what kind of 'research centre' is green mountain.  If you think your job is done and you have said all you think you can.  It must not have been very important to say.


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Marathon Man Newz / Re: The Current Chilean Collapse in Progress
« on: December 03, 2019, 01:15:17 AM »

Knowing about what happened to Allende was one of my ends of innocence.

Definitely one of my way-stations on the road to collapse. Drove home the reality of US foreign policy to a 23 year old with shit for brains, as well how much Henry Kissinger was the spawn of Satan. The US was not going to tolerate a Marxist in Chile; but a fascist was just fine. Pinochet was Nixon's man. So they sponsored a coup.

We'd later learn that coup plotting, torture and wet work were the curriculum at the School of the Americas.

And an added bonus, Chile got the classical unrestrained “free market” policies of Milton Friedman, enforced by the military junta, which yielded a bumper crop of  human rights violations, institutionalized brutality, and drastic control and suppression of every form of meaningful dissent.

The fact is, the truth of what happened in Chile was not that hard to find inside the US. Another fact is that no-one cared.

Not long after Allende was snuffed I was a young man working as a bellman in an upper end hotel in Seattle.  One weekend the damnest thing happened.  All sorts of fancy gold encrusted military uniforms showed up from South America.  Seriously I could not believe there were so many countries in South America but I guess it looked like there where more because Armies Navies and Air Forces were represented.

I asked a general what was going on.  I had gold on my uniform too.  He said:

This is The School of America.

Then he started quizzing me like he had just arrested me in Sao Whatever.  Oh you work'  Oh you go to school.  Oh you like pussy.  Being as we were in Seattle it was important for him to determine I was not gay and he made sure.  Having passed all the tests the general became friendly and let me know I'd be very welcome in his country if I ever wanted to visit.  Wherever it was?  Maybe Ecuador but really I'm guessing.  If I had learned some Spanish, who knows what adventures I might have had.

But I'm happy with the adventures I've had.  I'd like to learn Spanish but I think I'm very happy I did not know any at the time.  A lot of bad shit has gone down in South America since I witnessed the big brass of all the then in-favor banana republics get a weekend of education.   I could have been sucked into some kind of Contra bullshit, but It was a sight to see.  On the jackets and caps in the room there must have been pounds of gold and I mean the real shit.  The generals had uniforms that would put a marching band to shame.  They wore so much metal it had to slow them down.

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News sources don't get privacy.  Their sources yes, but publishers have to say who they are or there is no accountability.  The world needs accountability badly.

Most of us (including me) don't go and check the Domains for everything we post up.

However, you don't need to be a scientist to know agriculture isn't sustainable anywhere at all anymore as it is practiced today with the population currently living.  The Water is going bye-bye.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/RjsThobgq7Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/RjsThobgq7Q</a>

RE

Nor do I.

But I smelled a rat.

& Perhaps you should.

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Scientists have published a new world map featuring the sustainability rate of regional food systems. The map could help researchers better understand the links between diet and climate change.

To build the new map, published Monday in the journal Scientific Data, scientists surveyed the last 20 years of scientific literature on global food systems. Researchers settled on 20 indicators of food system sustainability in 97 countries — some wealthy, some impoverished and others somewhere in between.

Scientists organized the 20 indicators — which included measurements like greenhouse gas emissions, the presence of fair trade practices, food price volatility and food waste — into four categories: environment, economic, social and food and nutrition.

“This is the first attempt to empirically measure and characterize the sustainability of the food systems worldwide considering not only the dimension food security and nutrition, or environment, but also economic, and social dimensions,” study co-author Camila Bonilla, researcher at the University of California, Davis, said in a news release.

Previous investigations of the relationships between diet and ecological and environmental health have been criticized for ignoring social and economic variables.

Several studies, including a report by the United Nations, suggest significant dietary changes — and accompanying land-use changes — are required to stave off climate change. But to transform global food systems, the researchers responsible for the latest paper argue scientists must better understand the relationships between socioeconomic variables and sustainability.

“The food system is probably the largest employer in the world, so the sustainability of food systems is also about the economic and social contributions of those hundreds of thousands of people and enterprises that are involved in some aspect of the system — from production all the way to food retail and distribution and consumption,” said lead study author Christophe Béné, senior policy expert with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. “It means that the economic and social dimensions of food system sustainability cannot be ignored.”

The work of Béné and his research partners highlighted a significant knowledge gap in the field.

“The reason is that national statistical systems, in both high- and lower-income countries, are collecting only a small portion of the information that is needed to build a comprehensive picture of the whole system,” he said.

Researchers hope their latest efforts will help standardize food system sustainability research by establishing agreed upon sustainability indicators — indicators that can be used to track changes in sustainability and inform climate change policy in the future.

“This research represents a critical step forward in understanding the relationship between the structure and function of food systems and their sustainability,” said study co-author Steven Prager, senior scientist at CIAT. “The global food system is really a set of interconnected subsystems and this work offers one of the most systematic attempts to date to unpack food system dynamics, from farm to fork to policy.”



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I'm going to request we only use news sources we can identify.


FYI: Camila Bonilla Cedrez

Camila is a Ph.D student in the Graduate Group in Horticulture & Agronomy. She has a M.S. in Plant Science, Biostatistics emphasis from the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay and a minor in Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resource Management from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her current research focuses on modelling agriculture households in Africa, studying sustainable agricultural intensification through geospatial analysis.

The article may well be on the level, this time.  But we can't have news coming from anonymous sources.

We just can't.

This is what a real source looks like:

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News sources don't get privacy.  Their sources yes, but publishers have to say who they are or there is no accountability.  The world needs accountability badly.

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: The Current Chilean Collapse in Progress
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:32:42 AM »
This shows the delusion.  If this were true there would be no riots and the five families would not be in charge.  The statement is diametrically opposed to reality.  This man is deluded.  The truth is things are coming down to crunch time when the fact that there is not enough to go around begins to bite everyone in the ass.  Chili was privatized and is now showing the world that privatization does not work.

No doubt this is very true.  But it shows how a rich foreigner looks at the situation. Everybody has their own perspective. Everybody is tribal.

Eugenics is one of those ugly words that triggers people to invoke Godwin's Law. Sounds really bad.  I wonder if there is a term for the natural selection for stupidity, perhaps brought on by the brief abundance of FF's over a century or two. There should be one. I see a lot more children born to dumb people than smart people. Does that have an effect on Chilean politics?

It seems to me in 'Murica it's contributory.

Pinochet disappeared a whole lot of people, and I was never a fan of his. Gimme a break. . In fact , I never had a problem with Allende. But as you know, the CIA didn't give a shit what left-leaning US college students thought about that in 1973. (Hell, i was in high school). To me, there is no doubt this is one more example of the predictable results of our fine American foreign policy, played out over a couple of generations.

But how many 'Muricans could tell you who Allende was, or who took him out? One in ten? One in a hundred? (i'd guess you'd have to go to maybe 1:1000).


None of that means that Maund is wrong about the likelihood of another Pinochet stepping up....or a Che....it won't be a centrist that brings people together.

I'm just scratching Chile off my sail-to list. Too bad, I hear the fjords are beautiful.

Knowing about what happened to Allende was one of my ends of innocence.

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Eugenics is one of those ugly words that triggers people to invoke Godwin's Law. Sounds really bad.  I wonder if there is a term for the natural selection for stupidity, perhaps brought on by the brief abundance of FF's over a century or two. There should be one. I see a lot more children born to dumb people than smart people. Does that have an effect on Chilean politics?

FFs for sure help the weak to survive and herd quality suffers.  It is indisputable.

But:
  • Natural selection takes more time.
  • What gets selected for is subject to dynamic considerations.  A stable environment held constant relative to generation time is required or nothing can get selected for.

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