Excerpts: 07 Dec 2016: Donald Trump … Oil Crash
This cartoon by Kal from The Economist shows the 2040 Climate Change Summit, which is taking place at the top of a Mount Everest surrounded by water. The speaker announces to the assembled delegates that an agreement has finally been reached to control greenhouse gases. Behind him is an ark filled with animals. The cartoon uses the biblical story of Noah’s Ark to comment on current efforts to halt climate change. Kal seems to be sceptical about the chances of world leaders agreeing on measures to reduce global warming at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December. Most scientists agree that if something is not done to reduce carbon emissions, temperatures and sea levels will continue to rise.
— The English Blog: Cartoon: The 2040 Climate Change Summit
In Collapse of Complex Societies; Joseph Tainter provides an anecdote illustrative of the law of diminishing returns in military technology: During the 1950s, American industry manufactured 754 B52s. In the 1980s, the far more advanced B1 began to replace the B52. 100 of them were produced. Fifteen years later, the even more fanciful B2 bomber was introduced, of which 21 were built, at a cost of $13 billion per aircraft. This has led the aerospace engineer Norman Augustine to postulate the following “death spiral law of the military:” By the year 2054, the entire U.S. military will have to share ONE airplane – one year it will be run by the Air Force, the following year by the Navy, then it will be on loan to the Marines, etc.
— European American Blog: Joseph Tainter: The Collapse of Complex Societies
Trump is going to punch a hole in that paradigm, and he might temporarily protect American workers from the realization they are not the badass cowboys they think they are, but eventually, everyone is going to have to come to the realization that pain is a real thing, and everyone breaks. Those kids in Malaysia are back to starving. I am not arguing in favor of globalism. Don’t get me wrong. What kids in Malaysia eat is a problem for Malaysia to solve. But let’s not pretend that Trump’s nationalism isn’t going to come with pain. It will. And that’s okay. As long as we are aware that much of our ability to handle pain is a self-inflicted delusion.
I am unabashedly overjoyed at the Trump presidency for a number of reasons, but the fact that he is about to lay an ass whoopin’ on the whole world is my main emotional motivator. Trump is going to hurt people. A lot of people. He is going to shatter our great self-delusion that we have any idea what suffering or strength really mean. #BlackLivesMatter and rich white college kids and pampered feminists are about to find out that their ‘suffering’ has been the most enormous privilege. They will soon long to suffer the way they do now. Life is going to get a lot more basic, and consequently, have a lot more meaning.
— Judgy Bitch: Trump Love: The Magnificent Art of Self Delusion.
— EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 23 Nov: Red Ice Radio .. Nina Byzantina.
“I don’t vote, so that’s an easy answer. And I also did not support Donald Trump nor did I oppose him. Nor did I support or oppose any other candidate. I’ve truly tried to be apolitical, non-political.” – David Petraeus.
— The Hill: ‘Apolitical’ Petraeus says he did not vote in election.
“There are no sides, no Sunni’s and no Shiite’s, no Democrats and Republicans; there’s only Have’s and Have Not’s; and stupid citizens who love pipelines. This is a country where the Secretary of Defense can go on tv and tell the American public; that this is about freedom and democracy; its not about oil; and nobody questions him; cause they don’t want to hear the answer cause its a lie. There’s only so many places at the table Gunny.’ – Shooter: Looking for a Job?, Mr Zack 888.
— EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 04 Dec: GOP Memes .. The Blade.
“… and that night, Gore didn’t concede and I wondered what the hell, what is going on; I mean Gore is no less of a player than Bush in these scenarios; I mean they all have big money behind them, sometimes the same money. Cause if you smart enough and rich enough, you bet every horse in the race. So why is Gore not conceding? …. and then I realized they want us to see; they want us to know; they want us to get the message and it was just as blatant a message as November 22, 1963. I believe that 63’s message is ‘Yeah we shot the son of a bitch, and what are you gonna do about it? We can kill the president and we sure as hell can kill you; so sit down, shut up and get out of the way.” That’s the subliminal message and a subliminal message of the 2004 election was ‘we done here had enough about this dumb duhmockery shit, we already told you who won the election, now sit your duhmckery ass down and shut up.” “Get out of the way” is the message and I think they pulled up the pettycoat and let us and let the rest of the world know.” — John Judge, Special Projects Assistant to Rep. Cynthia McKinney; as reported in Guns and Butter: We Remember Michael Ruppert and John Judge.
— EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 28 Feb: Malcolm X Grassroots Movement .. COWS: Context of White Supremacy.
[Snopes: Obstinate Lighthouse] Americans: “THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES’ ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. THAT’S ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.” Canadians: “This is a lighthouse. Your call.”
— EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 08 Oct: Matt Parrot .. Freemasons for Dummies.
“I am a translator” – Putin says; Russia Insider: Unknown Episode from Putin’s life in Germany.