My Thursday Morning Hangover


70% Of Wildlife Gone: World Faces Mass Extinction On Scale Of Dinosaurs (YP)

World wildlife ‘falls by 58% in 40 years

Mass Consumption Is Causing Mass Extinction. Can We Stop Ourselves? (TP)

Our Landfill Economy (CH Smith)

Globalization Goes Into Reverse (BBG)

The Next 10 Years Will Be Ugly for Your 401(k) (BBG)

Deutsche Bank Probes “Misstated” Derivative Valuations, Finds “Divergences” (ZH)

Clinton Adviser Proposes Attacking Iran to Aid the Saudis in Yemen (NYMag) 

UK Deploys Hundreds Of Troops And Aircraft To Eastern Europe (G.)

Merkel Accuses Facebook, Google Of “Distorting Perception” (ZH)

Sea Ice Extent Is Near Record Lows–South as Well as North

China Gets Desperate About Debt

In the “Jungle:” Report from the Refugee Camp in Calais, France

Children without beds at Calais ‘Jungle’

Hillary: The “Good News” is That China is “Forcing Down Wages”

Fact Check: Trump Is Right that Clinton Might Cause WW3

Luxury retailers are abandoning New York’s Fifth Avenue

New England’s 900% Increase in Organ Donation Tied to Depth of Opioid Epidemic

Cheering the Inequities






Your Wednesday Morning Collapse


Tim Kaine Florida Rally – I’ve had more people at my birthday parties.

30 people show up to Tim Kaine rally in Florida (video) 

“We Have Nowhere to Go” — Sea Level Rise is Devouring the Coast of West Africa

213 North American Oil Industry Companies Have Now Declared Bankruptcy (FF)

AT&T Is Spying On Americans For Profit (DB)

Global Stocks, US Futures Drop On Apple Disappointment, Sliding Crude

The US Is Currently Bombing Seven Countries (PF)

The Biggest F*ck Ever Recorded In Human History (Michael Moore)

Antarctic Glaciers Are Melting at a ‘Staggering’ Rate (Gizm.)

Another pipeline spill reported in Peruvian Amazon as indigenous protests enter eighth week

‘The atmosphere is being radicalized’ by climate change

China environment officials in Xian detained for data fraud: Xinhua

WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws

PM says Italy cannot handle rate of migrant arrivals

Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into One Of USA Most Endangered Rivers- Same company owns Dakota pipeline

Antibiotic waste is polluting India and China’s rivers; big pharma must act

Climate change may spark next financial crisis, former Bank of England regulator says – “It is potentially a systemic risk.”

Deutsche Bank Considering Alternatives To Paying Cash Bonus

German Ammunition Sales Skyrocket Tenfold In First Half Of 2016

Adoption Of The Euro Has Been ‘Unequivocally Bad’ For Southern European Economies

The US isn’t getting out of Afghanistan anytime soon

US-led coalition killed 300 Syrian civilians in 11 probed strikes – Amnesty

One billion trees felled in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest now 10 million hectares of abandoned pasture

Big Pharma Preps to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Keep Drug Prices High

‘Rip-off’ drug firms exposed by Times face massive fines

‘There Are No More Panes of Glass Left in Aleppo’

The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

WikiLeaks lists at least 65 corporate ‘Presstitutes’ who colluded to hide Clinton’s crimes

Video: Police Viciously Attacked Peaceful Protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline





Are We Too Stupid To Live?

According to Nick Lane, life is the search for energy. It’s what we do to survive. It was the ability to absorb energy through chemical barriers that created life itself. So life evolves to effectively get more energy. When life succeeds, intelligence can succeed. Are we victims of our evolutionary quest for energy?
Humanity hit the energy jackpot with fossil carbon energy. We use it with both natural and unnatural greed. Humanity is now the epicenter of a planetary energy flash in the pan. We are at peak human experience due to our intake of massive amounts of energy. Just imagine a cave man in Times Square.
On a geological time scale, all life on earth is flashing in the pan. This mass extinction event is ten times faster than the dinosaur extinction. We also stand a very excellent chance of extinguishing our air and oceans as CO2 and heat allow them to drift off into space.
Earth will not be fine without us. Because we fucked the dog for seven years, we now have to reduce energy demand 10% per year for 50 years just for a 50/50 shot at saving earth. We cannot even wait one second, let alone another 4 years.
This makes me wonder if the evolutionary energy success of all life in the universe will by definition result in planetary destruction. This makes the chances of life in the universe small because its evolutionary success results in its own destruction. I wonder if it is like a law of life in the universe. Perhaps life does exceed its grasp… well, mostly.

The Secret Collapse Book Ends Of Humanity


Many of you heard of climate denial and addiction denial, but what if there’s one more form of denial, cultural denial?  Did humans have a great sea faring civilization before 12,000 years ago? Oceans were much lower then and world flooding around 11,700 years ago wiped these sea people out and plunged humanity back into the stone age until 7,000 years ago. I’ll tell you how.

Why are there 15th century maps of Antarctica when we didn’t actually “discover” it until the 18th century? How could the maps show the Antarctic coast when it’s covered in ice? The answer is because the old outer shores of Antarctica were temporarily uncovered from ice for about a 1,000 years as southern seas retreated 12,000 years ago, caused by the  quick massive ice build up in the Arctic.

You see, during the Younger Dryas period around 12,900 years ago there was a die off of life on earth due to an extreme climate shift that froze the north pole and thawed the Antarctic. This has led to speculation that those maps are copies of maps from 12,000 years ago. There were 2 events, one that caused a massive Arctic cooling in 12,900 B.C. and another event that caused massive Arctic heating in 11,700 B.C. This heating led to the great flood of ancient legends. These flood legends are 11,000 years old.

Toke Break 😉

The reason we suppress this knowledge is always the same, church and state. It took the church 500 years to forgive Galileo, it should take another 500 to forgive this slight to human history. But what about species denial?  What if Neanderthals were way smarter than we give them credit for?  The way we carry on about this and violence towards other races, makes me think perhaps some small group of seafaring Neanderthals escaped humanity via the seas some 40,000 years ago, until calamity hit them twice 11,000 and 12,000 years ago. Cannot say I blame them. Perhaps they buried their dead at sea. Cool eh? Now, what if some small group of them still survive hidden underground down there in Antarctica growing their own food and energy from algae? I have no idea. But isn’t it ironic we discover 2 secret collapses, the one before history and the up-coming one after history?



The World’s Oldest Bank Collapse 2016


Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

The world’s oldest bank is cutting 2,600 jobs — and shares are crashing

Free expression under worldwide assault, UN human rights expert warns in new report

The Eurozone Is Turning Into A Poverty Machine (Tel.) 

Barclays Warns ‘Politics of Rage’ Will Slow Global Growth (BBG) 

China Capital Outflows Highest Since Data Publishing Began In 2010 (BBG)

Credit Card Lending To US Subprime Borrowers Is Starting To Backfire (WSJ)

 Bank of England Optimism Evaporates in Long-Term Debt (BBG)

 A 1912 News Article Ominously Forecasted Climate Change (Q.)

Refugee Camp On Lesbos Damaged In Riots As Rumors Fly (Kath.)

Credit Card Delinquencies Creep Up To Highest Levels Since 2012 As Subprime Issuance Soars

Climate Change May Trigger Next Financial Crisis, Fisher Says

Testing the climate-drought-conflict connection

Climate change poses serious threat

After 3 Years Of Drought, A Starving Madagascar Teeters On The Brink Of ‘Catastrophe’

Pope’s climate message failed to sway Catholic conservatives: study

Dam Reservoirs a ‘Significant’ Contributor to Climate Change

125 Arrested As Dakota Pipeline Protests Grow Hostile; Media Drones Shot Down By Police

Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into One Of USA Most Endangered Rivers- Same company owns Dakota pipeline

Whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary plans – Conservation groups dismayed as Japan & other pro-whaling nations vote against plans for a protected area for whales, dolphins & porpoises

Living in China’s Expanding Deserts: People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change

Words To Die By

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations …

Syria and the Cycle of American Intervention

The TPP and Free Trade: Time to Retake the English Language

How Amazon counterfeits put this man’s business on brink of collapse

Bugs and Snails Lost in Shuffle of Extinction Crisis

China warns US not to meddle in border row with India

Climate scientist to Norway prime minister: ‘Your government’s actions are utterly at odds with the scientific consensus that underpins the Paris Agreement’




DANGER Will Robinson!

Lost In Space – 1965 TV Series

China poured twice as much cement in the last 7 years than the U.S. ever has. They spent 7 years building enough highways to cross the U.S. a dozen times. If they slow down to our pace, the whole thing will collapse. When that happens, everyone will say, oh look China is reducing it emissions, hurray! But the smog stopped the sunlight from heating the earth, and when emissions go down, planetary heating goes up, and we don’t need up.

Earth is now entering a lightning fast heat state jump and shifting to a new energy equilibrium. It will be violent, and it will be bad. First goes the food, and then goes the water. This will start to feel really real in 5 years, if you are lucky. When it comes to droughts and floods, time is the enemy. The consequences for the tropics and temperate zones is catastrophically irreversible. Get out of town.


Your Monday Morning Collapse


If bees are going away, take heart …

Japan Exports Fall 6.9% YoY, Imports Plunge 16.3% (BBG)

China: Soon The Most Visible Victim of Deglobalization (AJ)

China Continues To Buy Up The World (BBG)

Europe’s Incredibly Safe Banks (BBG)

What Is “Impossible” And What Is Inevitable (CH Smith)

Chinese house prices crash in October

The Niger Delta Oil Wars Are Unlikely To End Soon

The Little-Known Company That Enables Worldwide Mass Surveillance

Why won’t anyone admit that America is fighting 5 wars?

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change

Banker Deaths and WikiLeaks Deaths Have a Common Thread

America’s Middle-class Meltdown: Core shrinks to half of US homes

New study concludes historical records may underestimate sea level rise

West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea: Erosion and salinization have reduced arable land and contaminated freshwater reserves.

Storms are getting Stronger. A CATEGORY 6 Hurricane coming?

What are humanity’s greatest existential threats? (

Saudi, Allies ‘Deliberately Targeting Yemen’s Food Industry’, Bomb Cows (Fisk)

The United States’ War on Youth: Turning Schools into Prisons

Chinese gang kidnaps and cripples children, forces them to beg on streets of Malaysia

ISIS executes 284 people including children in Mosul

Watergate’s Bob Woodward: “Clinton Foundation Is Corrupt, It’s A Scandal”

NATO Continues To Prepare For War With Russia

Trump Victory Odds Soar As The Hillary Clinton ‘Death Cross’ Strikes

Afghanistan opium production up 43% – UN drugs watchdog