Category: PeakOil/Energy

Apr 29, 2020; Yeah.What He Said.


“So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on, At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

Drumplstiltskin via Twaat


I know that the world is all agog with C-19 stuff. But in the big scheme of things it’s a mere blip of a Turdball compared to what’s coming. Think about that for a moment. The inability of our/all Gooberments to deal with a simple pandemic, compared to the Climate Emergency. No preparation in spite of decades of warnings, no plan, a pathetically feeble response, everyone worried about their jobs, families, future (Pandemic & Climate Emergency). And now we’re collectively holding our breathes for “back to normal”.

Normal was and still is a lie. You can’t degrade the planet and not expect some repercussions.

…. and Mom Nature bats last.


Had to post


Ain’t no such things as Normal.

Its complicated.

Apr 22, 2020; I gotta be me!


“The very people who failed the worst get most praise. Stop it. Yeah, they can be good little managers, but that doesn’t excuse them being months late. ”

Raúl Ilargi Meijer

First day after announcing I quit Aporia…post # 1

Had to post


Apparently this withdrawal may have to begin with microdosing.

Forced to stay inside till it warms up a bit. -13*C this morn. Less than enticing.

But today is egg candling and seedling space set up. Gotta keep moving!.

Apr 21, 2020; COVID 2019, Code RED – This Might be Serious.


“We won’t go back to normal, because normal was the problem.”

Vijay Prashad

Health



“Politics is best understood as public relations for particular interests.

George Monbiot

Options/Ideas

  • This might be serious by Bill Blain. “But fear of the virus is not really the problem. Its fear of the future.”

Wise People

Nafeez Ahmed on Synchronous Failure and Post-Pandemic Systems Change. Smart guys, interesting talk. Podcast available on most platforms.


Wrap things up..

I’ve managed to stumble through life with an optimistic curious contrarian mindset, shielded by a very healthy dose of scheptism. Thirty five years skating through the jungle that was small business gave me a pretty clear understanding of people and how we relate to each other in our world. Hint: not well.

I could generally lead with an open heart, but had to cultivate careful protection techniques to protect from the “frailty of humans”. Keep the guard up, but explore and be curious and give most people the benefit of the doubt until proven out. That’s me.

The average humanoid is not like this. By spending an inordinate amount of time keeping warm, safe, dry, carefully ignoring reality, and aquiring dumpsters filled with shiney shit, most adults have come to this precise spot in time, abruptly slamming into the brick wall of whats really going on. Most need saving.

Humans blessed with a single firing neuron have to see that C-19 is the BIG disruptor. ( ahem…. ok perhaps a couple). Have to see the ineptness of leadership worldwide. Have to see that programs, systems, and institutions once thought capable of carrying us from birth to casket, can’t. Have to seriously be thinking,” What next?!”

We are looking at a different world as it unfolds realtime, brutally in front of our disbelieving eyes. I for one cannot get over how every world Gooberment has misplayed this: lack of a plan, lack of PPE, and the inability to think on the fly. And the fallback? business as usual. Lets support the industries that got us here by pouring the money to their failed hopes. But they are strong donors.

For example our cherished Green Sock Wearing leader giving (GIVING?! for fucks sake GIVING!) $1.7 billion to Alberta to assist with the cleaning up of abandoned oil wells. And since you likely don’t know about this issue: Most oil companies set each well up as a separate corporation. Under their oil license they are responsible for well head cleanup and remediation upon well depletion. Guess what?! They don’t. They walk away, declare that corporation bankrupt, leaving the taxpayer to pick up the tab. Leaving the land a toxic waste site, unable to be used for anything. Currently estimates to clean up Alberta’s abandoned wells is estimated at $50 Billion. Imagine the US shale play?

  • CRUDE #4 – Orphan Wells: Citizen Con. podcast by Canadaland. Its a 10 part series on the Tomfuckery by Canadas oil industry. An excellent overview of the $50 billion turd awaiting Albertans. And if Jason Kenney can do anything about it, the rest of us. Also available on other podcasts.

When I hear a leader from Alberta screetch to us about the unfairness of their relationship to the rest of Canada, Pleeeese! (you too Saskatchewan). If they had done only two things over the past 40 years they would not be in this situation. They should have forced oil companies to deal with this and invested their revenue into their Heritage Fund bullshit bafflegab nonsense for future diversification away from oil. 100 years ago they arrived, found they had great wealth buried under ground, squandered it, and now need help. (pretty much sums up all of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa). I find myself less than supportive. The world is filled with stories just like this. Every industry, every Gooberment, all with no long term plan, no understanding of risk assessment, not even a basic understanding of life on this planet. Nada. Couldn’t run a 3 item garage sale.

We all should be looking at the future. Coming out of whatever lockdown we are under, we won’t be buying things other than the basic necessities, no new debt, no bank lending, worried for jobs, kids, homes. But the majority hold out hope for a speedy return to normal once the curve has been flattened.

Not going to happen Dear Cherished Four. We can’t even deal with this tiny blip of C-19. Should have, but can’t.

The financial devastation showing up will place us all in a very vulnerable spot. As will the collapse of the oil industry, Big Ag, tourism, and aviation and a pile of others we can’t anticipate.

Word of the Day: Logorrhea – excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.

I’ve been having my Logorrhea moment lately. In which I’ve come to realize that I have prattled on for long enough. I have come to the end of my time here doing the Aporiacafe thing. Been at it in various forms for 10 years. If you are familiar with my physical appearance showing up at your front door you have heard it all before. A few listen.

Just had Mom Nature leave 4″ of snow as a calling card today. I remain cautious that spring will come. That means gardens to work and build, fruit trees to nurture, chicks to hatch, new pigs and sheep to figure out, a myriad of things far more positive and soul nurturing than delving into the black, putrid, bowels of why we are here and how we get out of it (Hint: greed, hubris, psychopaths, indifference).

There are new issues looming; food shortages, civil unrest, mortgage failure, bank failure, big changes. I need to deal with them unencumbered with the soul destroying task that is trying to understand it, explain it and pass it on.

The next 20 years will not be like the last 20.

A couple things to note.

  • I’m looking for someone to take over Aporiacafe. No rules, do what you want. Contact me if interested. The site is paid up till Oct I believe. After that will drift off into the ether.
  • I’ll be putting up a new site detailing whats happening in my attempt at a Permaculture /Restorative /Regenerative /Homesteading life. I’m going into year four, I think I have stuff of interest (to me). I’ll let all know when this goes live. Won’t be for a week or two.

Prepare for change. I’m told humans are good at adapting.

Stay Engaged, Heads up!

ps Had to end with a toon of one of the truly great shit bags in the world. Can’t help myself. Guess that means there could be a post or two before Oct.

Feb 12, 2020, Pandemic Update-Code Yellow, continued stench of lying with a wiff of breeze.

Big jump in confirmed cases, +14,840


Deaths up 242.

Food/Water/Health

Some wacky numbers just released. Both confirmed cases and deaths spiked today in Hubei province. Could be the cracks in the story finally letting go.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

Real numbers? The WHO with a response that merits the situation? Chinese people storming official offices? Quarantining China? Stock market pay attention to reality?

Nah, that’s wishful. This shit show is going to behave like the Energizer Bunny.

Feb 10, 2020; 2019 nCoV Update

Generally:

  • Most Noteable: quarantine period can be up to 10 days longer (14+10 =24).
  • Keeping an eye on the peoples response to their less than forthright government(s)….everywhere seems to be playing the same hand….”sleight of”
  • mostly repeated and updated news items/things from everywhere. Its kinda quiet out there.
  • This is Not the FLU!

Food/Water/Health

I’ll stick with Dr. Chris. Doing his best to be on top and tell it the best he can.

You should subscribe. He’s lots of great information.

You could check out all his videos that I’ve posted since Jan 27. I picked the ones that clearly outlined the dangers. He has others for the nCoV geeks.

Wrap it up….please

Still time to get yourself set up. Get your supplies put up.

Stay healthy.

Stay Resilient.

Feb 9, 2020; 2019 nCoV is Not the FLU

“… “Men, it has been said, think in herds, it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.” ~ Charles MacKay.

Lots of hard to verify stuff out there this weekend. Here’s a twaatr feed from Bejing. Clic and scroll down

Generally:

  • Official death count is now more than SARS
  • Looks like crematoriums are in over drive around Wuhan.
  • The head guy (director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) at the WHO is either a criminal or criminally stupid. As are our own kids in charge. We have put our faith in mental midgets and will rue the day.
  • Crazy numbers are coming about what might be the real numbers of both confirmed and deaths. As much as 10x or higher.
  • 2019 nCoV can be spread as by aerosols. This is important new information. It adds to the contagiousness
  • Doesn’t look like factories are going to open Monday.
  • I’ve seen videos of massive spraying convoys 5 and 6 wide covering entire streets, sidewalks, store fronts, people anything and everything. If you have any doubts about this being “only the flu” clic on the twaatr feed above, scroll down.
  • Chinese people are starting to get angry and opening challenging their Govt. The elusive President Xi and cronies are doing everything they can to contain this. This alone is a potential powderkeg.
  • Serious lock down and quarantine orders are increasing.
  • This is Not the FLU!

Food/Water/Health

 I have bookmarked dozens of articles. I can’t sumarize any better than Dr Chris.

Wrap it up….please

Still time to get yourself set up. Stay healthy. Prepare Hard.

Feb 5, 2020; 2019 nCoV – Pandemic Update – Code Yellow

I am about to exhibit an unseemly display of emotions. This being an Ongoing Daily Basis mindset. I’m also considering a censored version of these posts. One straight from the mouth so to speak and one for the more delicate natured. (Hi Mom! Since you’re not reading either, I may hold off)

WT living F!! We have warmed the planet to cataclysmic levels, made our water, air and food unfit to consume, decimated the worlds insects, animals and fish. No worries Mate!

And now we see another world wide disaster unravel real time. Our leaders only response, Save the Economy, (which they screwed up by printing shit tons of money).

Today’s “official” numbers from John Hopkins map
Looks like a Moon Shot to me.

Its truly a world gone mad over money…

I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to the US and some to Mexico as well” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, Jan 30, 2020.…

It’s not a catastrophe. It’s not a disaster……We’ve been through this before and I just think the impact is minimal.” White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, Feb 4, 2020

Major indexes rose on speculation that economic growth will prove to be resilient as fiscal and monetary policies blunt the impact of the corona virus outbreak on China’s economy.~ From the front page of the Wall Street Journal Market Data page.

It seems the only way to stop this virus is to STOP the transfer between people. Simple.

‘Cept business as usual folks! I’m seeing enough “maybes” coming out of China to frighten me. Enough to think, OK, if quarantine is the best method, Why are we still bringing in planes from China?

Or, if this was my house would I accept people straight off a plane from China?

Absolutely! Categorically! No Way!

So why are we?

This from the South China Morning Post.
Numbers that the “Party” has allowed to be released.
I get this? 99.5% of others don’t.
Why is this not a Shut the World Down for 2 weeks scenario?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$ !

Straight from propaganda central’s website today….I’ve been to the hospital a few times… never seen the likes of this.

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A SIMPLE FLU BUG???

Dr Chris speaks volumes of bad news….and I continue to prepare and warn and write.

Food/Water/Health

There is enough of the bad news stories coming out of China and its neighbours to warrant a complete shutdown of air travel. And then a Tar and Feather parade for Officials at the WHO, Canadian authorities, US authorities, European authorities and whoever else has towed the line to the Financial, rather than Human Health sides of this continuing CLUSTERFUCK of response on display. We call them our leaders. They couldn’t manage a Garage Sale.

Tencent numbers
  1. Tencent may have accidentally leaked real data on Wuhan virus deaths. by Taiwan News. This should be taken with the same salt shaker you are using for the grains used to consume other reports from China. However there is just too many similar stories coming from there. So if the numbers coming from China officially are equal to one and the real numbers as seen in the above article are 10, and the reality is somewhere in the middle, this is going to deliver a world of hurt. We will need to see what happens to the infections as they leave China. That will produce real numbers (from some transparent Country, yet to be determined). Likely best to be prepared.
  2.  Wuhan Corona Virus Likely to Soon be a Pandemic by Science Alert.
  3. Coronavirus quarantine precautions around the world by The Guardian.
  4. Coronavirus could be unkillable: top Taiwanese researcher. by Taiwan News. Watch the world scramble for a new vaccine. Won’t have time for proper testing, as the panic ensues. You first.
  5. Coronavirus: infant tests positive just 30 hours after birth. by SCMP
  6. China adds new symptoms to coronavirus diagnostic list. by SCMP. It can be transmitted thru feces.
  7. “Made in China” Economic Hit Coming Right Up. by Mishtalk. All indicators are this is going to be much bigger than a “not as harmful as the flu scenario.”
  8. “Unprecedented” Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis. by Scientific American. More on yesterdays article. This is going to be very bad for a wide swath of the Middle East, Eastern African, Pakistan and India.

Financial (roller coaster)

  1.  Economic Implications of the Corona Virus. by Rabobank Research
  2. Hyundai, Kia suspend some production lines amid coronavirus-triggered crunch. Don’t all automotive factories get parts from China? Isn’t the Auto industry numero uno for the health of our economy?
  3. Prelude to a Chrisis. by John Maudlin. And this penned without a lot of corona virus details. Basically a tear down of the shitty shape the US and Worlds economies are in. Cannot print money forever.

Society (ills)

  1.  Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements. by Noam Chomsky. When Noam speaks we should listen. This is more of an commentary of the Rich not ever going to give up their strangling of our economy for their benefit.
  2. A U.S. court blamed Roundup for causing cancer. Then Canada defended the herbicide, emails show. by CBC. Agriculture Canada says herbicide is crucial for modern farming, despite ‘stakeholder concerns’ over safety. Canada is looking more and more like the Grand Protectors of Make Money at All Cost. We can eat for a few more years but, everything will be dead or dying of some horrific cancer.

Peak Oil/Energy

  1.  Oil flips into contango, indicating months of surplus. This bodes ill for the US shale play, already teetering.

Wrap it up….please

There are times when I think,” Why do I spend so much time on these issues”?

That’s just me and my penchant for reading, trying to understand the What Why and How of pretty near anything I come across (self-identified cereal box reader). Just because.

I get that others aren’t like this.

So if consistently the sound of crickets accompanies my every attempt to cajole, warn, inform and is met with the blank stare of livestock animals, why bother? Easier to blame the Muslims, Chinese, immigrants, fake news, whatever, whoever. And continue my life glued to sports, fashion, home decorating, resort vacations and easy living. Shoot me!! I’d rather know.

Cause I plan on standing to see this unravel as best I can. And prepare accordingly.

Tar and Feather the Bastards.