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A satellite image showing fires 🔥🔥🔥 burning in the State of Rondonia, Brazil, in the upper Amazon River basin, on Aug 15, 2019. (Photo: Satellite Image 2019 Maxar Technologies/via AP)


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Why Did Trump 🦀 EPA Approve Brain Damage Causing Pesticide? >:(
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The Trump EPA just approved a pesticide that is linked to Brain damage. Tiffany Finck-Haynes joins the program to discuss just how dangerous these chemicals are to you and to the environment.

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🚩 Playing with Amazon Fire will get us all Burned 🔥 😱
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According to the Wiki on Amazon Rainforest: “In 2018 about 17% of the Amazon Rainforest was already destroyed. Research suggests that upon reaching about 20-25% (hence 3-8% more), the tipping point to flip it into non-forest ecosystems - degraded savannah - (in eastern, southern and central Amazonia) will be reached.” Given 3 recent century scale droughts in the Amazon Rainforest in 2005, 2010, and 2015-2016, and slash-and-burn human practices accelerating again, we are quite literally playing with fire in a game we cannot win.

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In this week's edition of my Collapse Chronicles interview, I have the pleasure and honor of speaking with the Diva of Doom herself, Gail Zawacki. Here is a link to Gail's classic primer for neophyte doomers, "Doom for Dummies":
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Agelbert NOTE: Published 9 months ago, the information in this interview is sine qua non for all reality based humans:

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U.S. Beekeepers File Suit Against EPA Charging "Illegal" Approval of Insecticide

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A group of beekeepers joined forces on Friday against Trump's EPA by filing a lawsuit over the agency's move to put a powerful insecticide back on the market. The lawsuit charges that the EPA's approval of sulfoxaflor was illegally rendered as it put industry interests ahead of the health of pollinators and ignored the available research. Scientists warn the chemical is part of the massive pollinator die-off across the U.S.

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Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate ☠️ Cost of 🦖 Oil Boom from 🦕 Fracking to Exports

September 20, 2019

The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central 🦖to creating the current reality: 😈 Barack Obama.


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DIMITRI LASCARIS: The United States fracking boom has entered a new phase as massive amounts of oil are now being exported to the global market. This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting on this subject for The Real News from Montreal, Canada.

Dozens of coal-fired power plants too have been converted into natural gas power plants and about 200 more are now under proposal across the country, according to a recent story by USA Today. A decade ago, a new technique called fracking inspired films such as Gasland and Promised Land due to the impacts it was having on rural community water resources in the United States, but today the horizontal drilling process has unleashed impacts which are truly global in nature. For most Americans, those impacts remain out of sight, rarely looked at from either a macro or micro point of view. A new movie aims to change that, however. That film, Blowout: Inside America’s Energy , is a cross-newsroom collaboration between the outlets, The Associated Press, Newsy, Center For Public Integrity and The Texas Tribune. Here’s part of the trailer for that film.

BLOWOUT FILM TRAILER: Right now we’ve got energy policies that are really being dictated by a handful of fossil fuel producers. Energy companies are looking to develop kind of this blank canvas, if you will. We started seeing the pads pop up. I started having vomiting episodes. Those impurities are going into my air. We are the sacrifice. No drills, not in our neighborhoods. It will never be safe. We’re sacrificing people’s health so that the oil and gas industry can ship overseas and make a profit.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: An ongoing seven-part print companion series is now also up online. The film is now streaming on platforms such as Amazon Prime, Fire TV, Roku, VIZIO, and Apple TV. Joining us here to talk about the film is Zach Toombs, the film’s director. He is also the Executive Producer of Newsy Documentaries. And thank you for coming onto The Real News, Zach.

ZACH TOOMBS: Thanks for having me.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: So Zach, let’s start out with this simple question. How did you come up with the idea behind Blowout, and why did your team choose a supply-chain based approach to tell the story?

ZACH TOOMBS: Right, so the Center For Public Integrity were really the driving force behind the core story idea, putting together this cross-newsroom partnership, and doing some really great journalism around the global exports boom that has come from this production boom in the US. And so the Center For Public Integrity, The Associated Press and The Texas Tribune all looked at different aspects of this global oil and gas trade fueled by the US. From Newsy’s perspective, we knew that we have this story that spanned the globe and a feature-length documentary seemed like a great way to tell that story because we could basically follow the physical path from drilling in West Texas and Colorado to shipping through the Panama Canal, to where the oil and gas is being bought in India, where it’s being burned off, and what the global climate impact looks like.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: Now, for the film, you managed to examine how many people live within 2,000 feet of a drilling pad in the United States. That number is remarkable. You’ve concluded that, as I understand it, 1.2 million Americans live within that health-risk zone based on US Census data.

ZACH TOOMBS: 1.4

DIMITRI LASCARIS: And as I understand, nearly half a million of them live in that zone in Texas. What are the health risks for those living in that zone?

ZACH TOOMBS: Yeah. It’s 1.4 million people across the US who live within 500 feet of active oil and gas production in the US. And the impact within that zone is well documented by scientists, by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, by researchers at the University of Colorado. And those health impacts can look like anything from nosebleeds and respiratory issues to an increased risk of cancer. The risk of cancer is actually eight times higher within 500 feet of active oil and gas production than the EPA’s accepted threshold for cancer risk. And so that’s about eight in 10,000. It seems like a small number, but given the scale of US oil and gas production right now, that puts a lot of people in a dangerous position.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: In 2015, in the midst of a presidential election season, the world changed when President Barack Obama signed legislation reversing the crude oil export ban, which had been in place since the 1970s, and here’s a clip from the film dealing with that issue.

BLOWOUT FILM CLIP: And for decades, it kind of went and challenged until around 2008 when fracking really took off. And that’s the only time when you start to hear the oil and gas groups, like the American Petroleum Institute, start to suggest that this old ban that was put in place back in the 1970s, “maybe you should throw it out.” And around 2013, you see maybe under a dozen companies lobbying on the crude oil export ban. And then a year to two years later, that number grows to 300 lobbyists on this, converging on Capitol Hill.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: For Blowout, Zach, you took trips to the port of Corpus Christi and the Panama Canal to explore exports. Talk about what you learned in these places and how it relates back to the 2015 legislation.

ZACH TOOMBS: Well, one major thing that we took away from the whole process of filming this story across the world are the global impacts that decisions made in Washington can have, and the global impacts of an increase in drilling that has had a positive economic impact on some pockets of the US, but has severe public health and climate impacts across the world. And so, for example, in Corpus Christi—I mean, take the Gulf coast, for example. The port of Corpus Christi has seen tremendous growth, hundreds of new jobs, a lot of opportunity economically. But if you go further north up the Gulf coast, you get into places like Port Arthur, Texas, which is this town surrounded by refineries, which has essentially been dealing with poisonous air for the better part of the last few decades.

And now, the activity at these refineries that surround this town and a lot of refinery towns along the Gulf Coast, is only ramping up as us oil and gas production ramps up. At the Panama Canal, they’ve actually installed whole new sets of infrastructure within the canal to handle the increase in US traffic headed to Asia. So, that’s just one of the examples that we saw of a global impact that the US oil and gas boom is having right now.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: And you just mentioned Asia, you did not confine yourself in the making of this film to the Western hemisphere. You also went across the Pacific to South Asia, reporting in both India and Bangladesh. How is the US oil boom and exports impacting those regions?

ZACH TOOMBS: [inaudible] where they have this ambitious renewable energy plan based on solar energy, and then there’s the natural gas option, which is provided by the US— cheap, abundant fuel, and fuel that is certainly cleaner than coal. But the question is, the bridge that natural gas forms, and that’s what it’s often talked about as is, “Okay, natural gas will be this bridge between really dirty fossil fuels like coal, and renewable energy.” The question right now is how long will that bridge be for countries like India, countries that are pretty significant when you’re looking at a global scale, just because of their population. If they invest in infrastructure for natural gas, terminals to handle imports, pipelines, those are investments meant to last 30, 40, 50 years into the future. So, the countries that are now becoming customers for the US, buyers of the US natural gas, how long will natural gas delay a transition to renewable energy?

DIMITRI LASCARIS: And lastly, Zach, climate change. When you were out in the field in West Texas, you could see methane, as I understand it, a very potent greenhouse gas, methane plumes emitted into the sky via an infrared camera. What exactly is the current state of play for ethane/methane emissions and climate impacts for oil drilling in the United States?

ZACH TOOMBS: I mean, a lot of the legislative action and the executive action from the White House lately has been around methane. It’s something that is not talked about as much as it should be. When we talk about climate impact, we’re always talking about carbon emissions. Everybody knows about CO2, but what’s less discussed, but also very important, are methane emissions. Natural gas puts out less CO2, but it puts out a lot more in methane. And so, that’s something to consider when you’re thinking about greenhouse gases overall because methane has incredible potency in warming the Earth’s atmosphere. That’s something that Gabrielle Patron and researchers at NOAA break down for us in the film. And so, as natural gas is being sold as this relatively clean energy source, we have to look at the methane. The Obama administration, when they rolled back this export ban, they also tried to counter that because they knew more drilling would come and more natural gas would be produced.

They tried to counter that with some new restrictions and limitations on methane, which there’s a serious problem in the industry right now with methane leaks. The Trump administration has basically said, “Go for it.” They’ve rolled back those restrictions that were put in place, or delayed some that were planned. They don’t seem to be terribly worried about it. They want to take what they see as the shackles off of the natural gas industry and drilling. But that’s going to have a major methane impact, which is a major greenhouse gas impact, which is a climate impact.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: Well, I’ve been speaking to Zach Toombs, Director of the new film about the global fracking industry in America’s fracking boom. It’s called Blowout: Inside America’s Energy . Recommend you see it. And this is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal. Zach, thank you for joining us today.

ZACH TOOMBS: Thank you.

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The booming global tire market is worth billions - but this comes at a high price, both to humans and the environment. Over 50 million car tires are sold each year in Germany alone. But where does the natural rubber for them come from?

The biggest producer of natural rubber for tires is Thailand. More than four million tonnes of rubber are harvested annually in plantations there. And demand for rubber is ever growing - because ever more tires are needed. But the labor conditions in Southeast Asia are harsh - with working days of up to 12 hours and very low wages. In addition, toxic herbicides banned in Europe are used to fight weeds on the plantations. After the harvest, the ‘white gold’ rubber is sold to brokers, who, in turn, sell it on. German tire manufacturers, like Continental, for example, are keen to stress that they use "natural commodities conscientiously.” But many car drivers don’t give a second thought about where the rubber in their tires comes from - and why we don’t recycle used tires more effectively.

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Re: Pollution
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #806 on: September 25, 2019, 02:13:55 pm »
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Re: Pollution
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Rising seas 🌊 threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast

True. In addition, there is an even greater threat to Florida in general, and Miami in particular, that should concern anybody that lives there. There is a superfund site very close to the Biscayne Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for Miami. Superfund sites all over the USA were designated as such decades ago by the EPA, when a national effort was undertaken to clean up all the poisonous chemicals in certain industrial areas going back to the early 1940's (and  some before that!).


Not widely known by the American public (of course - we can't have Capitalism's Industrial Poisonous ☠️ Pollution waste by-product "Externalities" making Capitalism look like the biosphere destroying cancer that it is, now can we? 😈) is the FACT that some of those superfund sites are so chemically toxic that they have been designated as PERMANENT superfund sites. IOW, our good gooberment does not have the ability to de-toxify them.


As the sea level rises, and long before it actually is a threat to even the coastal land areas, salt water encroachment through the coral base of Florida will reach that superfund site near Miami.



When it does, in less than a decade from now, the chemicals in that superfund site will leach through the sea water to the ONLY fresh water aquifer that feeds the Miami metropolitan area and points south, as well as Ft. Lauderdale and some points north.


Tap water will be poisonous. Never mind what all those leached toxic chemicals, that DO NOT DEGRADE and CANNOT BE FILTERED OR CHEMICALLY SEPARATED OUT through present water purifying technology, will DO ☠️ to all the flora and fauna in the Everglades, absolutely everyone that does not own a water generator which extracts H2O out of the air will have to move or die.

And how long will the rich bastards with their water generators hold out while the flora and fauna dies all around them? Not long, I'll wager.

That will be the end of Miami. No potable water, no life.

The only upside (I'm the eternal straw grasping optimist ;D) to that TOXIC MESS is that, at that point, rather than blaming CAPITALISM'S Superfund toxic site COST for this horror , TPTB 😇 will blame Climate Change. There will be ZERO credibility among the public for deniers who try to continue pushing the LIE that Catastrophic Climate Change is not happening.

THEN, at long last, "subsidies" (i.e. Oil and Gas CORPORATE WELFARE QUEEN HANDOUTS) for hydrocarbons will be cut off, some punitive measures will be imposed and EVERYONE in the Corporate Media will get behind the big push to go 100% Renewable.

Except for aircraft and other machines that run some type of renewable energy based biofuel or hydrogen, electric EVERYTHING will be mandatory for all our machines within a few years. 👍

EVs will be massively subsidized so we can all trade our CO2 belching gas guzzlers for an ⚡ EV with similar range at no cost. 👍

I know, that's not much of an upside, considering the record breaking heat, fires, storms, drought, flooding, and so on will continue to worsen for at least a century, but it's the right thing to do, even if it's too late to stop most of the multiple mammalian vertebrate species extinction damage. We reap what we sow.

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have tried everything else. - Winston Churchill
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True. In addition, there is an even greater threat to Florida in general, and Miami in particular, that should concern anybody that lives there. There is a superfund site very close to the Biscayne Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for Miami. Superfund sites all over the USA were designated as such decades ago by the EPA, when a national effort was undertaken to clean up all the poisonous chemicals in certain industrial areas going back to the early 1940's (and  some before that!).

Not widely known by the American public (of course - we can't have Capitalism's Industrial Poisonous ☠️ Pollution waste by-product "Externalities" making Capitalism look like the biosphere destroying cancer that it is, now can we? 😈) is the FACT that some of those superfund sites are so chemically toxic that they have been designated as PERMANENT superfund sites. IOW, our good gooberment does not have the ability to de-toxify them.

As the sea level rises, and long before it actually is a threat to even the coastal land areas, salt water encroachment through the coral base of Florida will reach that superfund site near Miami.

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Tap water will be poisonous. Never mind what all those leached toxic chemicals, that DO NOT DEGRADE and CANNOT BE FILTERED OR CHEMICALLY SEPARATED OUT through present water purifying technology, will DO ☠️ to all the flora and fauna in the Everglades, absolutely everyone that does not own a water generator which extracts H2O out of the air will have to move or die.

And how long will the rich bastards with their water generators hold out while the flora and fauna dies all around them? Not long, I'll wager.


Brilliant deep dive on this topic, of which I was completely unaware. Sea level rise will make toxic seeps of these sites and corpses of the residents.

I am more cynical about the endgame: we'll blame the poor, and the dead.

Thanks bro. :)

I admit your endgame analysis may be more reality based than mine. After all, there is the massive post-Nixon spin machine that was spelled out in an article you posted yesterday. That spin machine has been as hostile to climate change reality as it has been to irrefutable historical 🐘 right wing serial corruption and coverup of crimes reality.

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The right has devoted decades of careful, patient investment to creating this system, which has three main arms.

First, there’s a gigantic media ecosystem, with Fox News at the apex and innumerable smaller creatures. Second, there’s an intelligentsia based in think tanks and Ivy League professorships funded by conservative foundations. Third, there’s a legion of right-wing judges carefully selected for monomaniacal partisan loyalty.


BUT, the article, though stating many truths, does not acknowledge a more basic truth that goes to heart of the rot destroying this country's hope for a better future. That is, TPTB have TOTALLY embraced an Orwellian inversion of Ethical Standards (see: Darwinian based "triumph of the best liar and crook" game theory INSANITY). I'll get to that in a moment, but the entire Watergate Republican pious 😇 weeping and gnashing of teeth noise was, itself, a 😈 cover up of Nixon's treasonous greater crimes. The article fails to point out that the purpose of the Republican public pity party for Nixon was, in itself, a disingenuous (see: game theory) ploy to KEEP the public focused EXCLUSIVELY on Watergate. It worked. >:(

Most people do not give any importance to that Nixon quote on the tapes:"other stuff we do not want to get out there". The "OTHER" business was Nixon's link, through Howard Hughs, and Howard Hughs' lawyer, to the Cuba sabotage and Castro hit team members that NIXON, as a VP under Eisenhower (who fully approved), ordered to be created and funded. That "Plumbers" team was the very same team that participated in the Watergate burglary AND, in 1963, the assassination of JFK. "Other" stuff, indeed. 

Pelosi, a card carrying member of the pseudo-left fascists, is doing exactly the same thing now by trying to keep the impeachment "narrowly focused" on the Ukraine shakedown. That will probably work, though not if Maxine Waters has anything to say about it. I hope she has good security.

TPTB will, after cleverly firing up the Republican Base with so much outrage at Trump's "crucifixion by the libruls" that they will vote for ANY Republican Candidtate for ANY political office, quietly, but firmly. ask Mr. Trump to spend more time with his family, or something similar. Trump will then be the new Nixonian "martyr". 😉😈

I predict that evil trick will NOT work this time around.

Though the game theory adverts fervently wish otherwise (most people at Fox News and the CIA are true believers in this psycho-babble mindfork), no amount of right wing coordinated spin machine brainwashing can achieve that "1984" BALONEY of convincing most people, NOT so much that 'up is down' and 'down is up', but that WHATEVER YOU SAY IS THE "TRUTH", even if it is exactly the opposite of what you said yesterday, especially when said spin machine pushes the bold faced LIE that any and all historical examples of political corruption in the USA, even though far less significant than Trump's in-our-faces self enrichment corruption, "do not apply" to Trump. The "everybody does it" BULLSHIT is NOT going to fly either.

These fascists who think you can warp people's brains so badly that you can consistently fool them are only right to a point. That point was reached with Nixon. The same point has now been reached with Trump. TPTB want to save their monstrous planet eating cancer at all costs. Trump is, like Nixon was, a darling, but expendable to save the BIG ORWELL cognitive dissonance machine. As with Nixon, the corrupt system will be preserved. Trump is a 🐒 dispensable tool of the system, even if he deludes himself into thinking he runs it. 

I'm not a psychologist, but I know my stuff here. The right wing spin machine has a fatal weakness. That weakness is that, while you CAN, using Hitler's MO, fire up people to engage in violence against the "other", you have to be VERY careful to NOT trigger cognitive dissonance. WHY? Because the human brain goes TILT when incapacitated by cognitive dissonance.   

Cognitive dissonance is the most effective totally unethical psychological tool there is to produce paralysis and INaction. IOW, if you keep piously and loudly repeating, over and over, for years and years, about the "justice" of impeaching and/or arresting the Clintons and Obama, only to claim NOW that Trump, who has done the same and much, much worse, is the victim of "INjustice", you are in danger of generating cognitive dissonance among Trump supporters.

Yes, I know the fascists think they have all that figured out and can get around that pesky "old school" psychological stuff.
BULLSHIT. Fascists are known for their overreach zeal, so I expect them to generate so much UNPLANNED cognitive dissonance in Trump supporters, that despite those chumps continuing to ideologically support Trump, a significant percentage of them will be too demoralized (it will actually be cognitive dissonance, but they will perceive it as lack of energy, depression or despair) to vote in the 2020 elections.


As an aside, cognitive dissonance among Democratic Party supporters has been the right wing spin machine goal since Nixon. Though that certainly was instrumental to Trump's 2016 "win", it has NOT worked as effectively as they hoped (SEE: 2018 elections). That is why the fascists are always trying to disenfranchise anyone that does not support Republican candidates.

I am certain that the modern day true believer liars populating the right wing spin machine have embraced Nietzsche's Orwellian inversion of lying, which makes the (SEE: Darwinian BULLSHIT) pretzel logic argument that liars are "mentally stronger".
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Friedrich Nietzsche suggested that those who refrain from lying may do so only because of the difficulty involved in maintaining the lie. This is consistent with his general 🦍 philosophy that divides (or ranks) people according to strength and ability; thus, some people tell the truth only out of weakness.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie


You can see how these cowardly evil bastards who love to lie, like Hitler then, and the right wing spin machine tools now, happily eat up any self serving horseshit about being "superior humans" because they are such "good" liars. Darwin helped way to many ethics rejecting crooks and liars justify happy horseshit, not just to calm their mostly calloused conscience, but to CELEBRATE MIGHT OVER RIGHT, the more cruel and/or mendacious, the BETTER! If you are the "fittest", you can do whatever you want! Never mind all that yammering about ethics, rule of law and respect for your neighbor and the rest of creation. That's for the WEAK.

Which brings me back to the Climate Change and the three armed profit over people and planet monster.

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The right has devoted decades of careful, patient investment to creating this system, which has three main arms


The spin machine is inexorably committing the same mistake with Climate Change Propaganda as it is in regard to Trump's Crimes. Consequently Cognitive Dissonance among the deniers is slowly, but surely, taking hold.

While your view that we will blame the poor and the dead accurately reflects exactly where the spin machine will attempt to place the blame, when a city like Miami is lost, the reality of a planet full of humans that overwhelmingly GET IT about who is really responsible for this Catastrophic Climate Change will expose the 🐍 spin machine as the handmadien of the 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn.

The true believing deniers will be mostly INactivated due to Cognitive Dissonace (SEE: Coal, Oil, Gas, CO2 = "good" but Solar Panels, Cheap Wind Electricity, etc. = "bad" ), while the masses who just want to LIVE will be more energized to take ACTION against the polluters than ever.

The spin machine is a basically a LIE machine. We know who the Father of lies is. But even if you don't believe that Satan is a real entity, it is just plain impractical, often dangerous and occasionally even suicidally stupid, to live your life believing LIES from the spin machine created for the express purpose of covering up the despicable crimes of the Profit Over People and Planet evil elite. 

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Once a lie has been told, there can be two alternative consequences: it may be discovered or remain undiscovered. Under some circumstances, discovery of a lie may discredit other statements by the same speaker and can lead to social or legal sanctions against the speaker, such as ostracizing or conviction for perjury.[30] When a lie is discovered, the state of mind and behavior of the liar is no longer predictable.

Hannah Arendt spoke about extraordinary cases in which an entire society is being lied to consistently. She said that the consequences of such lying are "not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. This is because lies, by their very nature, have to be changed, and a lying government has constantly to rewrite its own history. On the receiving end you get not only one lie—a lie which you could go on for the rest of your days—but you get a great number of lies, depending on how the political wind blows."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie

Hannah Arendt saying that "nobody believes anything any longer" is refering, not to all sources of information, but SPECIFICALLY to the Government doing the consistent lying and modification of lies (In our case, it's the Fascist Government/Corporate 🐍 Media Spin Machine). THAT DECISION on the part of those consistently lied to is a product of Cognitive Dissonance. It's the consequence of the spin machine's embrace of the FLAWED LOGIC (see: Orwellian mindfork) that, as long as the source of the lie is offically celebrated as the source of "TRUTH", you can lie 24/7 to the chumps.


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New Video Shows 🦕 Stolt Tanker 💥 Explode 👀 in South Korea

By Mike Schuler on Oct 02, 2019 01:36 pm

A new video obtained by Tradewinds shows the moment a Stolt tanker exploded while preparing for a ship-to-ship cargo transfer in Busan, South Korea over the weekend.


As we reported, about a dozen people suffered only minor injuries when the explosion rocked the cargo section of the 25,000 dwt chemical tanker Stolt Groenland. Stolt Tankers […]  Read full story...
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