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26
Sep
17

News

Today we were told the news
As it happened
And when more happened
They told us the news again

At the current rate of news
the energy runs out quite soon
A quick flash in the Pan of concern
replaced by a few murders

Car accidents consumed the next day
And traffic troubles when
Quite a few hours afterwards
A child was run over

Consumption was rife
And so was extinction
Their quid pro quo relationship
left out of the news

Once facts are set aside
and truth sacrificed to entertainment
making the news
starting making the news

26
Jul
17

Consumption 2

Trying to eat my way out of life
I accidentally die

Fortunately someone else is alive
and continues the feast
Until there is no more left

At which point
Everybody goes home to join me

26
Jul
17

Myth 1

Renewables are renewable using renewable energy

Only by doing several (presumably fatal) experiments is it possible to know what will break the back of a camel.

Is it doubtful, based on the laws of physics, whether a battery or any other renewable source can be made without a surplus supply of energy.

Economics tells us we can increase our GDP simply by increasing our material wealth utilising such methods as increasing the debt coefficient inherent in the cost of housing, by increasing the velocity of money or by using concentrated solar energy to capture diffuse energy by the means of other physical infrastructure such as ‘renewables’.

This growth in GDP does not mean the GDP fueled economy is energetically sustainable and in fact, logically, it points in the other direction. From a purely economic view, things tend to get more expensive as scarcity increases.

From an energetic viewpoint, using the stored solar energy of a few hundred million years, to create a storage system, with hugely negative environmental side effects, that lasts for 15-20 years is the height of folly.

A focus on maintenance rather than growth would quickly disabuse the market of the ‘renewable based on an Infiniti supply’ myth.

The myth of the energetically sustaible economy is popular and strong because it tells us everything will remain the same, only better.

Which is of course what we want to hear, imagine someone telling you that half of the worlds stored energy had been used to create an infrastructure, with a 50-70 year lifespan totally dependent on being recreated by the half we have already used.

Next time you ride under that freeway, wonder how it will be recreated in 30 years or so, from a a solar panel that wore out 10 years ago

23
Jun
17

In the event of war

Whither Iran, Syria or Russia retaliate against an US aircraft, or US support positions on the ground.

In the event that the US loses a single aircraft, or loses one member of its combat team to hands of a Syrian or Russian military asset, then Washington will no doubt seize on this event as an “act of aggression,” initiate its media machine to begin consensus-building internationally, ramping-up military operations on par with Iraq in 2003.

Selling ever more guns.

Globalresearch.ca

20
Jun
17

Archilochus

O heart, my heart, no public leaping when you win;
no solitude nor weeping when you fail to prove.
Rejoice at simple things;
and be but vexed by sin and evil slightly.
Know the tides through which we move.

Jealousy has no power over me;
nor do I envy a god his work;
and I do not burn to rule.
Such things have no:
Fascination for my eyes.

28
Apr
17

Blah again

Let us argue with fact since my truth cannot be yours

First world society is absolutely dependent on a limited supply of liquid fuel

just in time is the very definition of unsustainable once it reaches a Liebig limit

your facts assume this doesn’t matter

21
Apr
17

Dum things

We are indispensable to each other.

And not enough with that:

completely dependent.

Imagine, surviving the long winter, even when it is 20 below

By taking turns to be cold