Category: PeakOil/Energy

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.

Jan 29, 2020

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work”. ~Mary Oliver

Me, when I encounter yet another, “I heard about that”.
(3x in past 24 hrs). I’m considering this as my new avatar online. Since no one seems to want either pill.

All forward thinking pessimists like to talk about the Black Swan event“A black swan is an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences. Black swan events are characterized by their extreme rarity, their severe impact….”. This event has been attributed to many things that will ultimately bring the worlds financial markets to its knees. (Financial Chaos)

This 2019-nCoV pandemic (the coronavirus has a name) is such an event. Currently it can go many routes:

  1. The virus peters out shortly and its a brief hiccup in the world. This is the Best outcome.
  2. Flu like symptoms go around the world, as flu bugs do, causing death amongst the very young and old and weak, making many people sick. This large number of sick people will overflow hospitals and drain the work force, in turn will slow down the world economy (already extremely weak) and cause possible long term financial pain. That’s the Good.
  3. The virus mutates into something deadly and really starts killing people and various pockets of the world basically shutdown as they try and cope with their ill. This is the Worst.

By the infection statistics number 2 and 3 look more likely (look at the map). Right now you have the opportunity to prepare for the Good and/or the Worst by taking some preemptive measures outlined in yesterdays post- food and medicine stock up, face masks, understanding of the hygiene side (wash your hands a lot).

Once those measures are enacted, we need to pay very keen attention to the outbreaks as they occur nearby (see this map). Depending on the localized level we can understand if we bought a bunch of face masks for nothing or are actually prepared for Code Red.

I prefer to be prepared.

That being said, nothing about the 2019-nCoV Pandemic negates the Giant TurdBalls coming our way (the reason this blog exists). Or our inability to comprehend the danger humanity is in……..”I heard about that somewhere”.

Food/Water/Health

  1.  Confusion and Lost Time. how testing woes slowed China’s coronavirus response. Or another example why its best not to rely entirely on your local Govt to be on the ball. It’s your responsibility to look after you and yours, by being prepared, informed and predictive. Be RESILIENT! And I should gently add not only for the 2019-nCoV Pandemic. Consider how you will be dodging the Giant TurdBalls (GTB).
  2. DNA sleuths read the coronavirus genome, A wee bit technical, but good background info to know.
  3. Novartis says over a year for a Vaccine. Lab testing, animal testing, people testing. It all takes time. Better to be prepared methinks.

Society (ills)

  1.  Libertarians Can’t Save the Planet. “Libertarians, Republicans who want to smoke pot.” That line always makes me laff. Had to put it in there. What’s a Libertarian or a NDPer? or a Liberal? Conservative? Republican? or Democrat? Do they represent anything that we understand? When they all shill for corporate dollars they don”t represent you or I. Period.

Financial (roller coaster)

  1.  How Will The Coronavirus Impact The Markets? First Guard your Health, Then your Wealth. If this turns out to be a worldwide Pandemic, there is much more to this than sick people.
  2. Contagion. by Jim Rickards.

Peak Oil/Energy

The world powers are jockeying for future control of oil. Always will. Cause even tho it’s gonna kill us, we can’t stop using it.

  1.  Turkey May Have Stolen Data for Gas Drilling off Cypres. Just another indicator of the future value of oil.
  2. How the US runs Iraq. The US has kept this obvious tactic as hidden as they could for the past few decades. Now doesn’t seem to care that its so obvious. Freedom? Democracy? Spread the Love? Bullshit!

Wrap it up….please

Stay Resilient. Informed. Prepared.

Jan 12, 2020

“I try to be cynical but it is hard to keep up.”
~ Lily Tomlin.

I’m with Lily, what a week of bullshit.

An act of war, reaction, tragedy. Or to be clear; assassinate a UN nation military leader (without declaring war), crickets from the worlds other leaders, a plane gets shot down filled with innocents. All outside of established political, military and social norms.

My only comment, “What the hell was that plane doing flying in the middle of a war zone”??? I’m amazed only one came down and it was contained to some hand wringing and tears. Every one left with some functioning brain synapses left knows that behind the scenes there was lots of arm twisting (extortion, threats, blackmail, etc) by the US to nudge other countries to support them, support the untruths and generally distort the goings on. Make no mistake this is yet another tragedy that was initiated by the US under the guise of that blanket that forgives all action, “Terrorism”. And in all likely hood this was simply a trick of the Master Conman in Chief to deflect (impeachment issues, Deutsche Bank revelations that he’s been funded all along by the Russians, some other women coming forward, more news of his overall unworthiness, pressure form his backers, pressure by Netanyahuu, etc, etc). Because no one seems to care that the US has been screwing with the country of Iran since the 1940’s. And seems intent on doing so until they either wipe them off the face of the earth or more importantly take their oil and remove them as a thorn in their Empire building routine. (must control the Middle East, must control the Middle East)

In our sane, caring, transparent absolutely fake-reality world, one in which every country in the world is not held hostage to US wants, there should have been a massive counter scream. Mostly crickets.

Let’s use out Great Leader up here in Oh Canada as an example as he leads the charge in moral subterfuge and sleight of hand. Assassination takes place – crickets, week goes by – crickets, plane gets shot down – self righteous indignation. Our very own Pretty Boy himself, Justin Fancy Socks is “outraged and furious”. And used his time to proclaim his leadership chops, by appearing caring. And Fuck You! CBC for spinning it this way. Particularly galling is sticking a microphone in a persons face who has just lost loved ones. And then only playing them sobbing. WTF!? How about some background details. I get it. Afraid of getting funding cut, they cater to the party in power at the same time keeping an eye on the Conservatives and trying not to piss them off, cause funding cuts.

The salient details, again;

  • The US in an act of war assassinates a military leader of a UN country (Iran),
  • On another UN countries soil (Iraq),
  • Also killing that Iran’s military leaders
  • US threatens to irradicate Iran
  • World sits and twiddles thumbs.
  • Iran sends out a necessary defensive response (bombs US base, purposely killing no one),
  • Anticipating whatever response, activates full military alert.
  • Plane gets shot down accidentally, cause shit happens in war.

Every country is complacent, we all kept quiet and have let the US Military Industrial complex dictate how things will be. Threats of destroying your countries economy have a way of getting countries to toe the line. Its in their best interest. Cause who knows what the US will throw at them?

Where is Canada in all this? Canada closed their embassy in Iran (thank you Fucking Stephen Harper) years ago. Declared against Palestine. All part of his sucking up to the US (and Israel). This being the same leader prick (on the comeback trail don’t you know?) who expanded our operations in Afghanistan to full on front line assault troops. Aren’t we peace keepers?? Then cuts back support of the returning troops to save money? (Conservative fiscal policy, Whatever that is nowadays). We support the US in the background with our moral stance (Canada the Good). Cause if Canada’s behind it, how could any country question the US? Its Canada, such nice folks! Take a look at our recent support for a coup in Venezuela, leading the charge our very own Chrystia Freeland (she of the pixie smile, pearl necklace, nice words and Lima Group leadership) drumming up international support for the removal of Maduro. WTF?!?! Why would we stick our noses in that mess other than US arm twisting (oh yeah, NAFTA2 negotiations, threat of our auto industry being closed down…..must appease the giant gorilla to our south). To be the supplicant we shall remain, we’ll front the changes necessary to assist Venezuela’s democratic transformation. Horseshit!!! We are too scared to say jack shit.

We need to wake up to the fact that this social/military chaos is being pushed by the decline in oil reserves (too many people+resource depletion=social chaos (war). Great powers are all jockeying for position to control all the known reserves left. Our economies, way of life and indeed modern civilization is threatened. This is not going to change, ever. Wait until there is a real shortage in oil (Note to self. Its coming. Bigly)

Oil is the number one issue (Gigantic Turd-ball) in front of us today. I will spend next week compiling a review of oil, its critical importance and why we can only look forward to weeks, months and years of much worse that this start to the roaring 20’s. Hang on. If you thought climate change was bad news….. You ostriches out there… take a pose. Oh yeah, you’re not reading this anyway. Back to your Recipes, Renovation and Resorts.

Progress/Ideas/Hope

  1. 6 Things Media Won’t Tell You About Assassination of Iranian General. YouTube video (14.29 mins) by Lee Camp. Couldn’t have said it better myself. If you only have a little time, watch this!
  2. Some ideas to ruminate on. Iran is not what you think by Ted Rall
  3. Iranians Have Learned to Fear U.S. Wrath — and Canada’s Complicity. by Nazanin Moghadami.
  4. At War with the Truth. by Craig Whitlock. More lies from the Pentagon Papers. Could make a person a cynic.

Climate Crisis (ecocide)

  1. Whats So Wrong With Bottled Water Anyway? by Eve Andrews

Biosphere (collapse)

  1. Our Children await a Radioactive Legacy. by Paul Brown. In which we are leaving our children a radioactive legacy.

Peak Oil/Energy

  1. Oil Shocks. Airplanes are Energy Gluttons. by EnergySkeptic.com

Financial (roller coaster)

  1. Reaching That Wile E. Coyote Moment. by The Consciousness of Sleep
  2. Geopolitical Shocks and Financial Markets. by Economic Prism

Food/Water/Health

  1. Poverty in the USA. Video by DW Documentary (46:26 minutes). Its bad news if you are poor(ish). How can this possibly be happening in the worlds richest nation? Start with $738 Billion in military spending? But to save money, Cheeto Von Tweeto is going to cut off 700,000 people receiving food stamps. Does not bode well.

Society (ills)

  1. Media controlled by corporations who have a vested interest in not telling the news…or the truth. If you can’t read the article watch the YouTube video (2:13 minutes)
  2. We have been lied to all my life. Everything I thought was real, not. Here’s a good example. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons been accused of doctoring a report on Syria. Video by @DanCohen3000 (6:56 minutes). So what else is a lie? Everything. Get over it. Red pill shite.
  3. So the US is invading Iraq Again. by Caitlin Johnstone

Wrap it up….please

War is a symptom of the Giant Turd-balls rolling our way. It’s the elite 1%’s response to maintain their position and scoop more dollars. It’s too many people, reduced resources, and corporatization. 50% of the US GDP is basically weapons sales.

And while we watch in true shock and awe at the absolute steamy pile-o, we ignore the profound issues (Giant Turd-balls). Number one is our inability to address declining oil reserves and all it entails.

Lets hope Justin Fancy Socks can keep his shit shoveling to a minimum. And again, up yours CBC! You are a profound disappointment.

Stay resilient!

Aug 21, 2019

“… It is too late for any emissions reductions to avoid catastrophic climate change. But I think it’s important to stop and think about what it means to be too late, because what it means is we are committed to a period of very intense change, probably more intense than our civilization has ever seen. And to me that makes activism more important than ever. If we are going to have to navigate through this period of intense change, it really matters who is steering the ship.„ ” ~ Tim DeChristopher (2013)

Its getting crazy out there. Most eyes glued to the financial markets. Couple of other things of a more significant nature, but we have to stay locked in on the idiot box listening to Idjuts tell us not to worry. We could not afford a serious lack of faith in our monetary system could we? Most eyes of my generation locked in on their retirement and making sure they get the most $$$ so they can play on like they’re important. “Gotta get mine just in case all this doom shite is real, then I’ll buy myself some security, and play golf”

And in the mean time I’m thinking there are a number of countries and people who are further ahead on the unravelling of the reality bubble and realize just how far into the manure pile we’ve landed. Resources are slimming. A lot of jockeying amongst players in the Planet Earth for Myself game. Tensions all around. These are the good times right? Everything cooking along nicely. But we can’t solve a planetary Climate Crisis whilst we snuggle in the proverbial honey pot? The be$t of time$!??

How do you think it will go when the next large unwanted bag of Excrement gets tossed in humanities face.

We should be looking at environment, energy, food, people and figure out how we are all going to get along and fight these gigantic turdballs coming our way. But its all about a couple important points that don’t get enough attention:

  • Corporations do not care about people or planet – only profit. And Corporations are in control of most of the countries of the world.
  • There are simply too many people struggling for a smaller piece of the pie (planet Earth).

Until we wrest control from the Corporations to people, we will never solve any of the Emerging Megatrends. But how do we do that? I don’t know. Read a lot of crazy shit – filter it down to the ones that make some sense. (I’m working on this one).

Start with a few of these: pay attention to whats going on, become an activist (however you define it), make a small change in an area you care about, vote smartly.

Learn up on politics, understand corporatization, environment, food, wilderness, growing food, anything that is important to your future. Get off your ass. Get outside. Talk it up.

Couldn’t resit a double cartoon day when I saw this.

Progress/Ideas/Hope

8 Essential Steps to Radically Transform our Economy . Basically the triple bottom line ( ..an accounting framework with three parts: social, environmental (or ecological) and financial.) fleshed out.

Its hard to imagine how we get there. But show me anybody who has a plan. Lets look at it closely. Then pick it apart for the gems, and lets start discussing it, how it impacts us and how we can implement the better ideas…. Rationally people, rationally.

Climate Crisis (ecocide)

  1. July hottest month on record….in the world.
  2. CO2 Emissions highest ever.
  3. Deniers get more airtime than scientists. WTF?
  4. Its looking worse than we think. Scientists were too conservative in there analysis.
  5. The Joy of Summer is Fading Fast. Warmer nights is a relatively new noticeable trend.

Biosphere (collapse)

  1. Vegetative plant cover is shrinking (dying)
  2. Half a billion bees die in Brazil. Couldn’t be related to pesticide use.
  3. Forest Fires everywhere

Peak Oil/Energy

  1. Shale oil boom about to go bust. All it did is buy us a little time. Shale oils companies aren’t profitable, never have been and they have borrowed 100’s of billions dollars. There should be a line up for the horsewhipping.

Financial (roller coaster)

  1. Trucking Bloodbath. More of the same indicators from the auto industry. Cars, trucks, RV’s all struggling to perpetuate infinite growth. And as they struggle the tentacles of their slowing down permeate the economies of the world.
  2. How Negative Interest rates Screw up an Economy. Big surprise on this one.
  3. The Battle of the “Flations has begun. All out crazy ploys by Them-That’s-in-Charge to keep the status quo as long as possible.

Food/Water/Health

  1. One Quarter of the world faces extreme water shortages. Probably best not to consider which ones have nukes.
  2. Anti biotics are failing. This is …..huge.

Society (ills)

  1. Plastic, Plastic, Everywhere by Kurt Cobb