I don’t Trust WordPress

According to wordpress, this is my second most recent draft, it’s not, I barely remember the post below, and I still don’t understand how yesterday’s post disappeared. I think I’ll star looking for a new home.

10% of Americans think HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease.

25% of Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games.

51% of Americans think stormy weather “affects” Cloud Computing.

25% of Americans thinks the Sun goes around the Earth.

54% of Americans who attend church once per week support torture.

9% of college graduates believe that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.

29% of Americans couldn’t name the vice president.

73% of Americans couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War.

44% of Americans were unable to define the Bill of Rights.

6% of Americans couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar.

25% of all U.S. high school students thought that Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean after the year 1750.

33% of all U.S. high school students did not know that the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Source: http://www.oddee.com/item_99116.aspx




Erotic Mineral Demand Curves

The Plan So Far…

We are going to give robots and AI 50% of our jobs. We are going to build self-driving electric cars made of exotic minerals that are too difficult to recycle. We are going to flood the world with IOT bugs and nano-RFID dust. Then we are going to run all this extra infrastructure by covering vast regions of the world with throwaway solar panels and wind turbines, along with millions of tons of batteries that are too difficult to recycle properly. This will increase disparity to politically disruptive levels. We don’t need smart toilets, smart dildos and lightbulbs. I don’t even like dogs smarter than me.


Remember the Artificial Intelligence AI videos on YouTube, before they got got?

Now all we get from YouTube is how AI going to free us to be “creative”. See video just below. It’s the same story we got with solar/wind power, about how we can quickly just switch over our urban power systems to solar/wind batteries.

By 2020 we will be littered with 20-30 billion IOT data devices that will crash the ecology of the earth. Nevermind the climate. They want hundreds of billions of micro RFID chips by 2030. At the same time, customer service jobs are going bye bye.

All this IOT data throughput will expand mineral demand exponentially, as will AI service automation and robot manufacturing. Baidu promises a free online education revolution and a universal basic income. It was 2007 when solar panels and wind turbines took off and they’re not even at 10% of world energy demand, the media will still be talking about a free education and universal basic income in 2027. This is not how things get done.

I’ve been arguing against all the energy growth this “smart economy” will require exactly when we should be reducing energy demand to save earth and humanity. Minerals are the new oil, that’s what all the fighting’s about. We have to reduce superfluous mineral demand to accommodate basic mineral energy demand. We don’t need 5 Terra byte per day cars. We don’t need smart toilets.

Electric vehicles, renewable energy driving demand, and price, for copper (abc.net.au)

  • EVs use 4X more copper than ICs.
  • Renewables use 4X as much copper as fossil fuels.
  • Copper: 28m tons/year today, 40m tons/year by 2030.
  • Copper will peak 2030-2040 even without all the extra demand.
  • Electronic recycling yields diminishing returns on exotic minerals.
  • In 30 years we’ll have solar panel and wind turbine toxic waste galore as it is.

Link:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-08-15/copper-demand-and-price-up-on-electric-vehicle-demand/8799106

The Secrets of the Super Elements (BBC Documentary)

  • This excellent documentary lays out how our data economy depends on erotic minerals. We are driving our info economy into a mega mineral bust. It shows how we will have to move more tons of ore for extremely low yields. We are driving erotic mineral demand exponentially in the face of mineral energy poverty. We can’t have a self-driving sex robot economy filled with buzzing IOT bugs just because AI wants more data, like that creature on Little Shop Of Horrors.

Link: https://youtu.be/–8UOXDU4u8

Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss (theguardian.com)

  • To survive we have to reduce erotic mineral demand while developing mineral resources.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/13/rise-of-electric-car-solves-little-if-driven-by-fossil-fuels-warns-windfarm-boss

You Are the Product (LRB)

Link: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

Two US solar companies are petitioning Trump to add tariffs to Asian solar cell imports—a move that could devastate the US solar industry (insideclimatenews.org)

  • They don’t mention the foreign owners of the 2 bankrupt solar firms.

Link: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/14082017/suniva-solar-tariff-case-could-throttle-entire-industry

Drought’s lingering death may beat rains’ return (Tim Radford Climate News)

Link: http://climatenewsnetwork.net/droughts-lingering-death-may-beat-rains-return/


The Mega Mighty Millennial Explosion

Old Fat Dumbass Lectures Millennials One Last Time… Maybe.

Both sides of the Charlottetown crime are funded, most of us don’t agree with it. Everything’s a big fucking mess of a game until someone loses an eye, or worse.

When Baby Boomers were 20 years old, they scared the fuck out of the MSM establishment. The media of the time were filled with horror stories about the sheer power and might of an entire generation of well informed and educated people.

Flash forward 600 billion years, and here we are again. Millennials scare the fuck out of the establishment, and the media are filled with horror stories about the sheer power and might of an entire generation of well informed and educated people.

If I were a millennial, I would wonder how did baby boomers become the great unwoke fucktards they are now? Don’t worry kids, they didn’t just drift off to sleep from their own accord, life conspires against liberal radicalism when you have kids. Life’s a bit of a joke that way. Don’t get carried away, the more things change the more they stay the same. Don’t drift off to sleep. Power is only taken. Don’t have kids, and don’t compromise.

Radical millennials are a climate force to be reckoned with (G)

Fourth Turning’s Neil Howe Fears “Strong Parallels” Between 1930s And Today: “It’s Going To Be A Rollercoaster Ride” (ZH)


1 Turning = 20 years
I think we are collapsing socially as well as every other possible way as the whole world yells out in horror as the shit show plays out.

China Is Burying Its Cities Under Mountains of Extremely Cheap Bikes (Bloomberg)

Ultrafast wi-fi on horizon as scientists send data at 100 times current speeds (Telegraph)

When you build bigger roads, you get bigger traffic jams. 
By 2020 your car will burn 5 Terra bytes of data per day, 20 billion IOT devices will burn data like mental, 100 billion nano RFID devicess per year will burn through data and data. Electric cars, smart grids, intermittent grid management will burn through data and minerals faster than 5G EMFs will fry your noodle until the mineral supply chain breaks. Then our world will be too complicated to run without automated services. We will forget how to run things without computers as the supply chains break. This is why we kill Afghanis, and this is why we’ll kill Koreans, not just because they have minerals, but they have them closer to market than Russia’s vast untapped reserves.

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery (Reuters)

Are American Shoppers Ready For Walmart’s ‘Scan & Go’ And Amazon Go? (International Business Times)

World’s Biggest Brands Are Pushing Indonesia’s Endangered Elephants to Extinction (ecowatch.com)

People, palm oil, pulp and planet: four perspectives on Indonesia’s fire-stricken peatlands (The Conversation)

The terrible cost of Scotland’s salmon farms (FT)

Toxic eggs expose EU’s struggle to police food safety (Politico)

‘Pollution to blame for spike in non-smokers developing lung cancer’ (standard.co.uk)

USGS Warns California Needs Close Monitoring Of 8 Active Volcanoes (ZH) At least they’ll cool us.

Farmer vs. farmer The fight over the herbicide dicamba has cost one man his life and turned neighbor against neighbor in East Arkansas. (arktimes.com) Summary: If you aren’t planting Monsanto’s dicambra resistant crops, then go fuck yourself.

YouTube Begins Purging Alternative Media As The Deep State Marches Toward WW3 (activist post)

The Madhouse Effect: this is how climate denial in Australia and the US compares (theconversation.com)

As climate warms, an exploding larch beetle population is transforming Minnesota’s forests (m.startribune.com)

FactCheck Q&A: is coal still cheaper than renewables as an energy source? (theconversation.com)

Melting Permafrost reveals peat that fuels Greenland Wildfires (lifesvitalsigns.com)

The economic and social damage caused by climate change (technologyreview.com)

Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming (apnews.com)

Aussie Health officials urge people with respiratory conditions to stay indoors as smoke continues to blanket Sydney (9news.com.au)

Salmon farming has done ‘enormous harm’ to fish and environment (telegraph.co.uk)

Yemen’s Blood Bank Faces Threat of Closure Within Days – (Al Jazeera)

As Cities Grow Worldwide, So Do the Numbers of Homeless (Yale Global Online)

Factory Farming, Antibiotics Use In Asia Creating Global Health Risks (G.)

Democrats & media, want Trump out – John Pilger

Joining Forces for Honest Environmental Journalism (TruthDig) – Self-important editorial. As pompous self-important assholes go, it takes one to know one.

Bill Black – Collapse Super Hero of the Week

Wells Fargo Steals From Its Own Customers As MSM Shuts Its Big Fat Mouth

Bill says if you got money in Wells Fargo, you better run for the hills.



At First They Came For The Alt-Right…

Then they came for me.

I spent the last 20 years reading exclusively lefty websites. After the financial crash I started reading righty sites. I’m neither right nor left now because the world is coming to an end. Both sides are full of kooks, cons and bullshit artists. If I were American, I would vote for Jill Stein or Bernie Sanders. To me, Alternet is every bit as bad as Zero Hedge, but news is news and I take stories from each.

That the right is full of assholes is a given, but I’ve seen first hand what evil the left is capable of.

When Google’s YouTube first demonetized the alt-right, the lefties jumped for glee, and the right warned the left they would not remain unscathed. Well, here are the results.

The World Socialist Web Site (wsws) has obtained statistical data estimating the decline of traffic generated by Google searches for 13 sites with substantial readerships.

wsws.org ……………………….. ⬇️ 67%
alternet.org …………………….. ⬇️ 63%
globalresearch.ca ……………… ⬇️ 62%
consortiumnews.com …………. ⬇️ 47%
socialistworker.org …………….. ⬇️ 47%
mediamatters.org ……………… ⬇️ 42%
commondreams.org …………… ⬇️ 37%
internationalviewpoint.org ……. ⬇️ 36%
democracynow.org …………….. ⬇️ 36%
wikileaks.org ……………………. ⬇️ 30%
truth-out.org ……………………. ⬇️ 25%
counterpunch.org ………………. ⬇️ 21%
theintercept.com ……………….. ⬇️ 19%

What really bothers me is the diminishment of extremist views and the enhancement of the putrid center. It’s like the Goldilocks censorship zone.



Collapse Daily

Afghanistan and North Korea sit upon trillions of dollars in minerals. Nuff said.

Tanzania –  Lions, elephants and hippos have vanished from Kilombero valley after UK- and US-funded projects helped turn a once-thriving habitat into farmland, teak, and sugar plantations

On World Elephant Day, troubling times for African elephants (MongaBay) Tanzania again.

Survey Captures Global Picture of Air Pollution’s Effects on Birds (Science Daily)

The ‘Lucifer’ Heatwave in Europe Fuels Terrifying Wasp Attacks (motherboard.vice.com)

Severe Heat Destroyed Crops Of Southeastern & Central Europe (The Science Times)

Climate change is a triple flood risk to Europe (Climate News)

The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average (iflscience.com)

New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system (LA Times)

Road salt killing lakes in north eastern north America (hakaimagazine.com)

Crazy Climate Records from 2016 (Climate Central)

India Farmer Suicides Up 100% Since 1990 (Climate Central)

Paul Krugman Says US Held Hostage by ‘Axis of Climate Evil’ (alternet.org)

North Korea Sits on Trillions in Minerals US Corporations Would Kill For (thefreethoughtproject.com)

Chomsky says Korea offered Obama to scrap Nuclear weapons, he refused (Jimmy Dore YT)

China and India on brink of war as hopes of resolution to border dispute fade (SCMP)

Researchers have begun to understand the economic and social damage caused by climate change(technologyreview.com)

Gulf of Mexico dead zone largest ever, size of New Jersey (krmg.com)

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet  (theguardian.com)

Over 50% of Americans believe the government is concealing about 9/11, and 42.6% believe it is hiding information about alien encounters (livescience.com)

Illegal Jewish settlers don’t feel secure in the land they stole from Palestine (middleeastmonitor.com)

Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites (unz.com) I remember when they started this shit with the “alt-right” who warned lefties it was going to happen to them. The lefties chortled in glee and ignored the warning.

Elon Musk Doubles Down On AI Scare: “Artificial Intelligence Vastly More Risk Than North Korea” (ZH)

Union throws wrench in self-driving works (Reuters)

How Money Launderers Used Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CNBC)

Americans Spend More On Lottery Tickets Than On Movies, Video Games, Music, Sports Tix And Books Combined (ZH)

Drug industry faces ‘tidal wave’ of litigation over opioid crisis (FT)

Google warns 700 publishers digital ads will be blocked by Chrome update (NY Post)

Federal Court Rules Citizens Have No Right to Film Politicians & Police in Public (Free Thought Project) They can spy on you, but you can’t even video them.

American investment banker accused of pushing London woman in front of bus is cleared in investigation (NY Daily News) Unfuckingbelievable! You can watch it happen on the link below.



Fuck The Environment, Save The Planet

Monsanto Kills Earth!!!

Monsanto Skipped Important Testing On Weed Killer That’s Now Killing Crops (consumerist.com)

Mainstream Media Pro-Monsanto Article Was Actually Written by Monsanto (theantimedia.org)

Farmer vs. farmer Arkansas Times

Widening egg scandal hits 17 countries in Europe (apnews.com) Insecticides again.

More Americans would rather not work than take jobs for the stingy wages employers are paying. (Slate)

Why I Was Fired by Google (Wall Street Journal)

Across the entire Arctic, forests are burning at a rate unseen in at least 10,000 years.(motherjones.com)

Forget ‘the environment’. Fight for our living planet! (George Monbiot) Collapse superhero

Communities in danger of falling into the sea say help from Washington has dried up (G) There’s not enough money in the world to save us from the seas.