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I have a mental picture of those locked into the 'greed + ambition = IT' world view. It is not pretty. However, it is not particularly ghastly. It is mostly, just sad. Why? Because all this destruction is so unnecessary for absolutely any of the reasons that elite profit over people and planet humans wrap around themselves like a comfortable blindfold.

I'm sure you've heard about the two groups of people sitting at two tables. One group is starving to death and one group is eating well. Both groups have the same amount of food on the table. Neither group can use anything but spoons to reach the food. However the spoons are longer than a person's arm (You cannot cheat by holding the spoon near the spoon cup, instead of at the end of the handle). IOW, you cannot feed yourself with the spoon you have.

One group spoons the food and feeds others in the group. They eat well. They live in harmony. They know that harmony and altruism equals survival in peace and plenty. They always look out for the other person as a utilitarian, practical matter. Every person in the group knows that if they do not feed someone else, the others will notice and not feed the selfish one, who will then starve to death.   

The group starving to death is the 'greed + ambition = IT' based human society.

Proverbs predicted all this thousands of years ago:

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. -- Proverbs 1:20-32

Agelbert NOTE: As long as most people are more concerned with physical safety than spiritual safety, the violent climate upheavals which are undermining human civilization are guaranteed to increase in frequency and duration until our civilization is destroyed.

The 'escape clause', (see below) is NOT about physical safety; it is about spiritual safety. God fearing people have been victims of physical violence and various privations from the beginning, and will continue to suffer many of these harms till the end. 

But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil -- Proverbs 1:33
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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You don't need a "grade"from me, but this was excellent.

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You don't need a "grade"from me, but this was excellent.

When you judge a comment of mine to be excellent, I feel honored. Thank you.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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August 7, 2019

Birth Rate Reaches Record Low as Premature Deliveries Rise

Recent data reveal the number of new births has been declining over the past 20 years, while the number of preterm births is rising. Some attribute the declining numbers to socioeconomic factors, but it is likely related to multiple factors.

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The Ultimate Doom Post | Just kidding, it's worse than that.

The Facts

► 50% of animals gone since 1970

► 99% of Rhinos gone since 1914.

► 97% of Tigers gone since 1914.

► 90% of Lions gone since 1993.

► 90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980.

► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.

► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.

► 80% of Antarctic Krill gone since 1975.

► 80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

► 60% of Forest Elephants gone since 1970.

► 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.

► 50% of Human Sperm Counts gone since 1950.

► 80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

► 50% of Forest Bird Species will be gone in 50 years.

► 40% of Giraffes gone since 2000.

► 40% of ocean phytoplankton gone since 1950.

... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/phytoplankton-population/

► Ocean plankton declines of 1% per year means 50% gone in 70 years, declines of more than 1%/yr are likely.

► Ocean plastic is killing bacteria that make 10% of our oxygen.

► Ocean acidification doubles by 2050, explodes by 2100.

► 30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.

► 70% of Marine Birds gone since 1950.

► 28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.

► 28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.

► If you are 15 years old, emissions went up 30% in your lifetime.

► If you are 30 years old, emissions went up 60% in your lifetime.

&#9658; After 30 years trying, solar and wind are < 3% of total world energy use.

&#9658; Solar panels produce 90% of power rating 15% of time

&#9658; Wind turbines produce 90% of power rating 25% of time.

&#9658; Claire Fyson said emissions must go down 50% in 10 yrs to avoid 1.5° C.

&#9658; The Insurance Journal said they must go down 50% in 10 yrs to avoid 3.0° C.

&#9658; Stefan Rahmstorf said emissions must go down 100% in 20 yrs to avoid 2.0° C.

&#9658; Hans Schellnhuber said 5 of 13 major hothouse tipping points start below 2.0° C.

&#9658; When these 5 points are triggered, they trigger the other 8.

&#9658; This results in runaway hothouse, which can't be stopped or reversed once started.

&#9658; But we are also headed for runaway mass extinction, which can't be stopped or reversed once started.

&#9658; 10,000 years ago humans and livestock were 0.03% of land vertebrate biomass.

&#9658; Today humans and livestock are 98% of land vertebrate biomass.

&#9658; Human/livestock food production caused 80% of land vertebrate species extinctions.

&#9658; Petrochemical use grows 7X faster than human population.


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Re: Future Earth
« Reply #335 on: September 20, 2019, 03:01:49 pm »
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Reality is what it is. Excellent post.



The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Pr, 16:4-5
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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You know that these bastards think they will be able to buy their way out of the inevitable consequences that will kill the dying class.

Yes, I know. The fundamental flaw in their thinking is that they neglect to apply the old Wall Street disclaimer, tacked on to all investment advice, to it. It is ironic, considering the 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn and their 🐘 chief enablers view themselves as "experts" at risk analysis. They would be the first to tell you that "past performance" of a stock is not any guarantee of "future performance".

Yet, here they are, basing the projected outcome of ALL their present ethics free activities (i.e. polluting skullduggery, political bribing, mendacious propaganda efforts and business model projections) on PAST PERFORMANCE (IOW: They made out like bandits  for over a century so there is "no valid reason" to tamper with the "successful" profit over people and planet business model)...

Tomorrow is Yesterday...

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Environmental Historian Justin McBrien: "Most of the Time I Am Utterly Terrified About the Future"
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Re: Future Earth
« Reply #338 on: November 24, 2019, 02:47:45 pm »


Devin Nunes was directly involved in the push for Biden Ukraine investigations, says Lev Parnas

vox.com - Ed MacMahon, a lawyer for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who faces charges of campaign finance violations, has told the Daily Beast that his client helped Republican Rep. Devin Nunes arrange mee…


😈 Deval Patrick Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Democratic Party

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It’s not what 🦀 Trump did. It’s what 🐘 Republicans accept.

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The Collapse of Civilization May Have Already Begun

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I'm glad to see the Nunes skullduggery is coming to light. That crook is as much a part of Trump's 'get Ukraine to pretend they have dirt on Biden' criminal conspiracy as the three amigos PLUS Barr were (and still ARE).

Nunes should be impeached and prosecuted. The ethics investigation alone should be enough to force him out of the Impeachment Inquiry Panel AND force him to testify to the Impeachment Inquiry Panel under oath. That evil bastard is the ultimate fox in the henhouse.

As to what the Republicans "accept" (i.e. whatever they are paid to accept or reject, regardless of ethical considerations), lack of moral compass, the 'greed is good' morallity eschewing cancer destroying the fabric of society and the biosphere all life forms need to survive and thrive, is the problem. The relentless trashing of our biosphere for short term profit, now unraveling human civilization (as per your posted article above), though appearing to be a separate subject from the gross immorality displayed daily by the Republicans, is based on exactly the same illogic. 

While Republicans are more in-our-faces about "situational ethics" (See: Orwell), Democrats and at least 75% of the adult population of the United States sees "no problem" with THAT. Well, THAT is destroying absolutely everything and everyone humans hold dear.

No ethics, no future, PERIOD.


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Overpopulation Caused Pollution Equals Biosphere DOOM! 😱

Agelbert NOTE: I agree with Kevin Sandbloom 👍, the Black Bear News guy, who has mixed feelings about the article he reads. The article is a good rant that makes several irrefutable points about our present DOOM trajectory. The issue that never seems to be brought up in these rants is what do you do about a battle ship or an aircraft carrier or a Trump Tower or a cruise ship (etc. you get the idea) that pollute, individually, every single day, even without counting the pollution cost involved in building them, more than several million poor, or even middle class, humans in the USA or ChinaFrugal lifestyles that require recycling just about everything are lamentably resisted by most people, but 90% of humans simply are not in the same mega-polluting class as the top 10%, who habitually pollute on Capitalist Bling "principle"!

Of course low to ZERO carbon footprints should be the LAW all over planet Earth. I just do not see that happening until there are no more natural "resources" out there availble for privileged humans to trash for profit. It is quite obvious to anyone paying attention that Homo sap is, barring a massive attitude change by those running this freak show, toast.   


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