Black & Blue White Green Gold
Graphite is black. Cobalt is blue. While both kill children, I wonder what to do.
Thinking about Investing In Graphite Stocks? (ZH) | Zero’s been pushing this link all week. Watch the first video in that link. Canada has access and stability. Graphite has to be the right kind of graphite, sort like how desert sand is not construction sand. Graphite is in the wildcat stage.
Musk says “lithium batteries” have more nickel and graphite in them than actual lithium and that the amount of lithium in them is like the sprinkling of salt on a salad. This means graphite and nickel/cobalt are lynch pins or hinges of our perennial green dreams. It’s like what Millhouse on the Simpsons says when someone throws his puffer away. “Hey, I need that to live!”
Most graphite comes from China, the dirtiest mines in the world. Graphite dust falls from the sky to cover crops, plants, water and air conditioning filters. It’s like black volcanic ash. They shut down several graphite mines to clear the air before the 08 Olympics. Just before they painted the grass green.
Google: Graphite supply and demand charts. You’ll notice supplies going down and demand going up. This is called a gold rush.
Graphite supply and demand charts — https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=graphite+supply+and+demand+charts&qpvt=graphite+supply+and+demand+charts&FORM=IGRE
UPDATE: LME probes cobalt supplies after complaints over child labour links (FT) | I just found this link after writing this morning’s post! Awwww…. the sweet sweet drip of dopamine, the hunter/gatherer’s drug of choice
Google: Cobalt supply and demand charts. Cobalt is mined by black kids in a war zone where they dream their lives away about the sexual preferences of whites and how green energy will save the world.
Cobalt supply and demand charts — https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Cobalt%20supply%20and%20demand%20charts&qs=n&form=QBIR&sp=-1&pq=cobalt%20supply%20and%20demand%20charts&sc=0-0&sk=&cvid=304D8CF603ED4D099D3779EF9629AE1A
And while those little black slaves dream of a green Christmas and the sexual mores of white kids, the parents of those white kids are starving millions of brown kids in Yemen, who drop like flies from Cholera because nothing beats starvation like cholera. Especially cholera with no medicine, or food. It’s like a weird Twilight Zone spiral, a black and white swirl.
At the same time those brown kids starve and those black kids slave, some over-privileged assholes like Naomi Klein or Bill McKibben tell us that governments must get control of carbon tax dividends. Like Oprah says, “You get a new E-Car! And You get a new E-Car! You all get a new E-Car!!!” Plus a new smartphone every couple years.
We just spent the last 20 years blowing a trillion bucks per year tax money on killing brownies in Afghanistan and Iraq. America is not a super-power because of its army, it’s a super-power because of its tax base, and that base’s ability to affect outcomes for good and bad.
After the American civil war, bankers knew they had to take over the government to get richer, so in 1913 they took over the government’s control of credit and currency. In effect, they privatised the credit and currency of the United States. That was over 100 years ago. 1913. That’s when the wars restarted. Before the first shot was ever fired.
In 2013, James Hansen proposed a carbon tax 100% for citizens with 0% share for governments and corporations. That’s when Bill McKibben and Bernie Sanders passed a bill authorizing the American government to take control of 60% of those taxes.
Bill did this right after his photo-op with Hansen in front of the White House. That’s what a conniving evil little prick he is. Bernie Sanders is a sell out who doesn’t walk the talk.
What we have to do is nationalize the credit and currencies of the world, and phase in a new world currency based on 100% private carbon tax dividends. Money is the only way to unite the world and wrestle with Kleptocracy.
We don’t have time for the endless political revolution fantasies of Klein and McKibben. It’s time to grow up, get real, and get shit done. I know this won’t happen. We’ve been dreaming of communist revolutions and women’s rights since 1918. That stuff is more stale than a herd of old people. We don’t have time for another hundred years of this shit. Or there won’t be a 2018.
Happy Black Friday America.
The US are violating the laws of war in Yemen. (leakofnations.com) | Thou shalt not kill with impunity
Rising temperatures and reduced rainfall will disproportionately affect poor farmers of Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America. (countercurrents.org)
Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching | Free online updated version 2017 (theanarchistlibrary.org) | This is the stuff I hate!!!
Weed-Whacking Herbicide Proves Deadly to Human Cells (scientificamerican.com)
Climate change as a security threat multiplier (tribune.com.pk)
How soon will the ‘ice apocalypse’ come? (theguardian.com) | Threat hype, something I’m good at
Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental Armageddon (theguardian.com) | A Bollywood romantic comedy
Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot | Opinion (theguardian.com)
Connecting With Nature Improves Minds and Moods, also Increases Children’s Attention Span (ecowatch.com) | Not TV trees
Plastic with packaging made from seaweed that you can eat instead of throwing away (businessinsider.com) | Not like you’d notice
Russia’s plant where the leak of ruthenium-106 happened received money from govt to “reduce the social risks” (en.russiangate.com)
UK law will specifically recognise animal sentience (theguardian.com) | Imma aminal
Mexico Revokes Monsanto Permit To Market GMO Soy In Seven States (R.) | Mexico is the home of corn, they got more corns than rainbows got color
Wacky weather in Nunavut breaks records CBC | Instead of shack whacky, they get igloo whacky
Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race Pro Publica | Still in the 22nd Century?
Battered Bangladesh risks everything on unsafe factories Lowy Institute | Literal factory collapses
Every second person in India has been duped, says a new study Quartz. Not cloned; scammed. | LOL — Best Comment of the day from Naked Capitalism
Trump and the ‘information cascade’ created a cultural reckoning Gillian Tett, FT. Tett invokes the Hegelian dialectic (!). | They don’t call me Clueless Callaghan for nothing
Donna Brazile: Bill Clinton Should Hit the Campaign Trail for Democrats in 2018 The Intercept | Voted Season’s Strongest Collapse Omen
Wealth inequality has been increasing for millennia The Economist. | Where’s the L?
Why did we start farming? LRB. James C. Scott’s Against the Grain. | Which is better than against my wind, or the wind on your back
From inboxing to thought showers: how business bullshit took over Guardian | Shower wanks
Has the Silicon Valley Hype Cycle Finally Run Its Course? Vanity Fair | Please God
The Collapse of Hipster Media