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Welcome To Planet Earth by Caitlin Johnstone

Enviroment

Welcome to Planet Earth,
where books written by dead men
tell the living how to live.

Where children who do not know how to live
teach their children how to live.

Where children pray for miracles
using minds that are made of miracles
with clasped hands that are made of miracles.

Where children wander in search of God
upon feet that are made of God
looking with eyes that are made of God.

Where giant-brained monsters swim the seas
and we fill their bellies with plastic
while searching the stars for aliens.

Where poison blackens the air and the water
because we all need jobs to stay alive.

Where we can’t stop dropping bombs on children
because it’s somebody’s job to make those bombs.

Where thunderous beauty is overlooked
and paved over with a parking lot
for a shop that helps women feel beautiful.

Welcome to Planet Earth,
full of elephant tears and whale bones,
of metal beasts and flesh machines,
of forest graveyards and bulldozed dreams,
of vagrant witches and shopping cart saints,
of sprouting seeds and unrecognized potential,
of unanswered questions and pregnant suspense.

Welcome to Planet Earth,
where we haven’t quite yet figured out
that we are home.

Caitlin Johnstone



46 Comments on "Welcome To Planet Earth by Caitlin Johnstone"

  1. George on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 3:28 pm 

    Could not have said it better than that Caitlin.

  2. Davy on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 4:00 pm 

    We took a wrong turn back with agriculture in my opinion in regards to the planetary web of life. Now here we are. Somehow I see us returning to seminomadic hunting and gathering on a denuded planet. That’s just a hunch.

  3. Chrome Mags on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 4:21 pm 

    “Where giant-brained monsters swim the seas and we fill their bellies with plastic while searching the stars for aliens.”

    I like that one.

  4. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 5:30 pm 

    Caitlin is a fat cunt who spreads conspiracies..She is just another whack job like Alex Jones..Perfect for Davy the retard..

  5. Raghu on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 5:47 pm 

    Where children know the value of trees but the value of a tree to the GDP of a country is when it is cut and the labour costs are counted!

  6. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 5:49 pm 

    ”In a society that has abolished all adventure, the only adventure left is to abolish that society.”

    -Unknown

  7. Cloggie on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 5:50 pm 

    https://www.infowars.com/trump-eyes-closing-the-whole-border/

    “President Trump said that America will completely close the “whole” southern border with Mexico if the migrant caravan crisis becomes uncontrollable.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/22/hillary-clinton-europe-must-curb-immigration-stop-populists-trump-brexit

    “Caitlin is a fat cunt who spreads conspiracies..She is just another whack job like Alex Jones.”

    Repeat after me:

    You. Lost.

  8. Davy on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 6:05 pm 

    MOB is coming undone. When reality becomes optional then there are no standards to test reality. MOB is there. He is nearly gone. Like the old man says. be patient.

  9. Davy on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 6:19 pm 

    “China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears”
    https://tinyurl.com/yc8obxr9

    “The Chinese-supported coal projects are under way or planned as far afield as South America, Africa, southeast Asia and the Balkans. Contracts and financing for these facilities are often not fully transparent but campaign groups including Bankwatch have tried to keep track. “You cannot be a world leader in curbing air pollution and at the same time the world’s biggest financier of overseas coal power plants,” the group’s energy coordinator Ioana Ciuta told the BBC.”

    ‘Locked into high emissions’ Christine Shearer is an analyst with the group CoalSwarm, which tracks coal developments, and she is scathing about the implications. “These projects are not compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5C or 2C,” she said, referring to the two targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change. She says that Chinese financial institutions are filling a gap left by Western banks and agencies deciding to limit their involvement in coal. “These projects, if completed, will lock the countries into high carbon-emitting infrastructure and volatile coal imports precisely at a time when prices for clean energy are starting to fall below that of coal power.”

  10. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 6:26 pm 

    This is how you deal with someone who shares articles from Zerohedge or alex jones

    https://i.redd.it/winh24w8cwz11.gif

  11. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 6:32 pm 

    Clogg

    The entire global economy is going to collapse soon..Its not immigration that is causing populism – it the economy. Just like it was in the great depression..

    The elites are just using nativism to distract away from the real dynamics at play.

  12. Cloggie on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 6:39 pm 

    “The entire global economy is going to collapse soon..”

    You are a one-trick pony and a bore.

  13. makati1 on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 7:09 pm 

    “Everything You Think You Know About Coal in China Is Wrong”

    “China’s new coal-fired power plants are cleaner than ours—and stronger on climate change…

    We found that the nation’s coal sector is undergoing a massive transformation that extends from the mines to the power plants, from Ordos to Shanghai. China is indeed going green. The nation is on track to overdeliver on the emissions reduction commitments it put forward under the Paris climate agreement, and making coal cleaner is an integral part of the process….

    China’s Paris commitment includes a promise to install 800 gigawatts to 1,000 gigawatts of new renewable capacity by 2030, an amount equivalent to the capacity of the entire U.S. electricity system….

    China’s new coal-fired power plants are cleaner than anything operating in the United States. China’s emissions standards for conventional air pollutants from coal-fired power plants are stricter than the comparable U.S. standards. Demand for coal-fired power is falling so quickly in China that the nation cannot support its existing fleet. Many of the coal-fired power plants that skeptics point to as evidence against a Chinese energy transformation are actually white elephants that Chinese leaders are already targeting in a wave of forced plant closures….

    The average age of operating U.S. coal plants is 39 years, with 88 percent built between 1950 and 1990….In China, the oldest plant on the top 100 list was commissioned in 2006, and the youngest was commissioned in 2015.”

    https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2017/05/15/432141/everything-think-know-coal-china-wrong/

    A balanced article if you want a real view of China and coal.

  14. makati1 on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 7:11 pm 

    Cloggie, he is that and more but what can you expect from a suicidal “snowflake”?

  15. Davy on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 7:22 pm 

    A balanced article if you want a real view of China and coal.

    “Satellite intelligence shows China in a vast rollout of coal-fired power stations”
    https://tinyurl.com/y8dc3cbx

    “China is building coal-fire power stations, many of them previously thought to have been cancelled by order of the central government, at a far greater rate than previously estimated, according to analysis of satellite imagery and official documents. A study by green campaigners CoalSwarm shows 259 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired capacity under development in China. This is almost equivalent to the total installed coal power capacity in the U.S. of 266 GW. This would mean a 25% increase in China’s current 993 GW of coal power capacity to 1252, pushing well past the stated national 1100 GW cap for coal-fired power. The build-up in China, which already has half of the world’s coal power capacity, has implications for coal supplying countries such as Australia and will mean that China is unlikely to be able to meet Paris climate goals.”

  16. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 7:27 pm 

    Peak Oil & Drastic Oil Shortages Imminent, Says IEA

    https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/22/peak-oil-drastic-oil-shortages-imminent-says-iea/

  17. Davy on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 7:36 pm 

    “drastic-oil-shortages-imminent-says-iea”

    What is not touched on is how will an economic slowdown push out shortages? Shortages cause economic slowdowns that cause demand destruction. Demand destruction curbs shortages. We have not had a significant sustained slowdown now for years. What is the chemistry of these converging trends?

  18. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 8:30 pm 

    Demand will get destroyed when the oil shortage causes a global economic collapse..

    And then we will see “peak demand”..

    LMFAO!

  19. Davy on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 9:03 pm 

    “We have not had a significant sustained slowdown now for years.”

    I did not post this. Whoever did is an idiot.

  20. makati1 on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 9:08 pm 

    US food security? LMAO

    “Harvesting in a trade war: U.S. crops rot as storage costs soar” Let it rot.

    “Gulf of Maine shrimp stock depleted – Fishery closed 3 more years” Gulf of Mexico shrimp come already spiced thanks to the oily leaks and chemicals.

    “Turkey and romaine lettuce recalls, food safety concerns loom this Thanksgiving” Is there ANY safe food in America? Doesn’t seem to be any.

    http://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/

  21. Cloggie on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 11:17 pm 

    Peak Oil & Drastic Oil Shortages Imminent, Says IEA

    https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/22/peak-oil-drastic-oil-shortages-imminent-says-iea/

    For the record: I absolutely do NOT deny the possibility of enormous price variations in the very near future, like €150 oil or more, with potentially strong consequences for the world economy.

    What I do deny is that there is not enough fossil left to complete the energy transition. Expect a run on renewables and at the same time lowering of environmental standards in order to access fossil garbage, like the near limitless coal reserves under the North Sea, that can be gasified, see the dotted line in the graph.

    Again, the 50% less supply in 6 years only materializes if there will be 0 investment. But once the oil price will sharply increase, investment will pick up again.

    As the article says, this is good news for the environment. And for renewables.

    Oh, and economic crashes are historically good for the political right, at least in Europe. And high fossil prices are good for the Russian finance minister.

  22. Cloggie on Thu, 22nd Nov 2018 11:58 pm 

    Here btw is how most of the world was before the Europeans arrived, only a few hundred years ago:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6419717/The-story-sex-crazed-tribe-cut-world-30-000-years.html

    (exceptions: Japan and China)

    https://youtu.be/LT9YKjn67Og
    (Spanish arrival in America)

    Earlier this week, some Christian fool good himself killed in an attempt to convert these savages to Christianity.

    You could argue, with the slimey benefit of hindsight, that for environmental reasons the Europeans could have better stayed home rather than getting these savages out of the trees. And I would agree, certainly when facing the horrendous prospect of 4 billion Africans by 2100, all with unlimited needs and zero means in fullfilling these needs by themselves.

    But if you see how these monkeys live on that island, I can only puke on those who pontificate how much Europeans “exploited” these poor creatures, where the truth is that slavery was the best thing that ever happened to them as it was the only way to lift them from the stone age into modernity in a matter of a few centuries, where it took whites many millenia to get out of the stone age by themselves.

    https://goo.gl/images/wTE2vV

    https://goo.gl/images/8ghWPe

    If you are so keen on moralizing about slavery, you must compare the historic slaves with the people from 2018-Sentinel, not with Oprah Winfrey. In the early days of black-white interaction there was no other modus vivendi possible, but slavery.

  23. anon on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 2:50 am 

    mob, something threatening your world-view so much that you suggest punching out anyone who mentions reports of information that doesnt agree with you? and you somehow want to try to convince people to equate anyone quoting such a report as being a supporter of the german national socialist party of the 30s and 40s? Perhaps you should turn the rage down a few clicks and turn up the rational thought a few clicks.

  24. makati1 on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 3:29 am 

    NYT American brainwashing exposed…

    “U.S. Busts APEC Summit With Tariff Demands – New York Times Blames China”

    “A New York Times report about last weekend’s summit in Asia demonstrates how U.S. media misinform their readers about international events….

    What the U.S. actually tries to achieve is not only to break certain privileges China holds.

    It wants to justify its punitive tariffs against China and other countries which are illegal under WTO rules. Trump’s original plan was going even further. He considered a bill that would allow him to raise tariffs at will without congressional consent…

    It is certainly not only China that rejects the Trump administrations attempts to change the rule book for international trade that all WTO members have agreed to. The chair of the meeting agreed with the Chinese side in this. Any reference of WTO reform with the aim to change tariff rules is not an APEC issue and should have no place in its joint statement. The NYT readers though, will never learn this.”

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/11/asea-spat.html

    Most Americans have no idea what the real world is like. Only the fake world they are fed 24/7/365 by their masters.

  25. Cloggie on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 4:52 am 

    Japanese about to exploit methane-hydrates:

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181119-why-flammable-ice-could-be-the-future-of-energy

    The supply is enormous, the potential negative environmental side-effects are enormous as well.

  26. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 4:59 am 

    Trump supporters can’t get enough of what is coming to them…

    Peak Oil & Drastic Oil Shortages Imminent, Says IEA
    https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/22/peak-oil-drastic-oil-shortages-imminent-says-iea/

    Just wait till they become migrants headed for the border..

    LMFAO!

  27. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:04 am 

    Mak

    The US is going to bring down the whole house of cards if they can’t have their cake and eat it too..I wish this wasn’t the case but you know how evil the US is..

  28. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:06 am 

    Gap looking to close hundreds of stores at malls ‘quickly and aggressively’

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/21/gap-to-close-hundreds-of-stores-at-malls-quickly-and-aggressively.html?__source=sharebar|facebook&par=sharebar

  29. Davy on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:32 am 

    “What I do deny is that there is not enough fossil left to complete the energy transition.”
    Well, no, there is likely no energy transition. There is and may be a transformation. Fossil fuels will be complimented and enhanced while the global economy allows it by renewables. Continuous growth as we have known is likely not possible longer term with or without fossil fuels. With fossil fuels in depletion and with a less energy dense and economically more expensive renewables filling the gap this robust continuous growth is very unlikely. If energy was the only problem also. Plenty of other issues out there that will derail the so called “energy transition”.

    “Expect a run on renewables and at the same time lowering of environmental standards in order to access fossil garbage, like the near limitless coal reserves under the North Sea, that can be gasified, see the dotted line in the graph.”
    Expect chaos from a rapid onset of oil shortages leading to a gyration effect on prices. High then low most likely as the economy suffers a double blow of lowered productivity from oil shortages and the effects of high prices. This will likely happen in a relatively short time. Renewables will try to continue the ramp up they are doing but then succumbing to economic effects of lower investment a recession or depression causes. Demand destruction will lower oil demand and this will help with supply. Existing fossil fuels that are available will likely be utilized because of lower prices recession and or depressions cause. Existing fossil fuel resources could be considerably less expensive than high cost renewables. I say high cost because don’t let our fake green economist wannabee fool you with the reality of renewable cost. The solar panels and the wind energy may sound inexpensive when we look at their cost in isolation but when you look at the whole picture the cost is huge. It is a huge transformation of existing infrastructure to a new one. Much of this transformation in regards to storage, smart grid, and end use like EV’s is unproven IOW we don’t know how all this is going to work above a certain energy market penetration. BTW, uneconomic fossil fuel reserves like North Sea coal will likely never materialize.

    “Again, the 50% less supply in 6 years only materializes if there will be 0 investment. But once the oil price will sharply increase, investment will pick up again.”
    We don’t know how this is going to unfold. Look at the IEA’s track record. They have got plenty of it wrong in the past. Renewables will transform this equation if the economy can be maintained but they will not stop the disruptive scenario of oil in rapid depletion. There is a reason oil investment is not happening. It is uneconomic both for producer and consumer. The goldilocks range has compressed and the result is healthy prices range bound. Outside this is the high cost oil needed to be brought online. American Shale resources have been a special case because the infrastructure and finance were in place. The other unconventionals and shale in other regions just does not have the right stuff. If the effects of price rises from depletion does not happen too suddenly and renewables can help fill the gap this danger point might be extended out. Maybe the inconsistencies in the global economy from central bank repression and interest rate repression can be extended out IOW debt issues rationalized. That is a lot of ifs. So if you think PO dynamics are dead think again. They may just have been delayed. I was never comfortable with the cornucopian mantra of peak oil is dead anyway.

    “As the article says, this is good news for the environment. And for renewables.”
    Nonsense, the only thing good for the environment is a real green transition that may not be possible considering behavior and overpopulation. We shit in our nest and will pay a price. There is likely no happy cornucopian ending. There may be less pain if we get our shit together. Renewables are screwed long term like everything else.

    “Oh, and economic crashes are historically good for the political right, at least in Europe.
    AH, you mean the extremist fascist right. The stable political right, left and center will likely be torn apart by extremism of all types. Tell me how good that will be for wisdom of action?

    “And high fossil prices are good for the Russian finance minister.”
    LOL, Russian is screwed longer term by this scenario just like many other nations. It will help Russia to have ample fossil reserves but without export markets the undiversified Russian economy will be a mess. There will be nothing good for Russia except maybe the first few months of higher prices. Why do you think Russia and Opec try to contain prices? They do this because of their experience with oil price recessions.

  30. Davy on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:35 am 

    Japanese about to exploit methane-hydrates:

    LOL

  31. Antius on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:37 am 

    “For the record: I absolutely do NOT deny the possibility of enormous price variations in the very near future, like €150 oil or more, with potentially strong consequences for the world economy.

    What I do deny is that there is not enough fossil left to complete the energy transition. Expect a run on renewables and at the same time lowering of environmental standards in order to access fossil garbage, like the near limitless coal reserves under the North Sea, that can be gasified, see the dotted line in the graph.”

    Cloggie, in 2017, the world generated 22,000TWh of electricity. It built 110GWp of new solar PV capacity, which will generate ~220TWh of electric power per year, assuming annual average insolation of 2000kWh/m2. Ignoring the variability problem, we are replacing conventional electrical generating capacity with solar at a rate of 1% per year. Note: that is electricity alone. It doesn’t account for other energy demands that are non-electric.

    If the CleanTech article is correct, we are likely to face very severe deficits in liquid fuels in the near future. Only a fraction of those fuels are used by automobiles, which is where the bulk of electric transport efforts seem to be focused. Hence, to mitigate this scenario, we would need to build up an alternative energy infrastructure very quickly – a couple of decades at most.

    The problem is that this will need to happen during what is sure to be the worst global recession since 1929. The coming crisis will see deflation in the value of commodities and threats to the value of well-established currencies thanks to the debt binge since 2007. We may actually see investment in renewables and other infrastructure decline.

    It will be very difficult to avoid a sustained contraction in living standards in the developed world over the next twenty years. What the world will look like at the end of it and what we can practically do to mitigate it, is not something that we can easily speculate on.

  32. Cloggie on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 7:04 am 

    Cloggie, in 2017, the world generated 22,000TWh of electricity. It built 110GWp of new solar PV capacity, which will generate ~220TWh of electric power per year, assuming annual average insolation of 2000kWh/m2. Ignoring the variability problem, we are replacing conventional electrical generating capacity with solar at a rate of 1% per year.

    That maybe true for the global average, but not for Europe, where conventional capacity is being replaced by new capacity, that is 90% renewable.

    The resulting economy of scale in Europe and resulting price declines is paving the way for others to follow at a later stage.

    If we can for instance achieve thin film 300Wp panels by 2030 for €30, as this source predicts…

    https://tinyurl.com/yd48keze

    (p12)

    …then renewable adoption rates by 2030 will be far higher than the current global 1%/year.

  33. Cloggie on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 7:47 am 

    Well, no, there is likely no energy transition.

    Well, probably not in the Ozarks, but in Europe it is in full swing. Speak for yourself.

    BTW, uneconomic fossil fuel reserves like North Sea coal will likely never materialize.

    That’s an empty assertion. Coal gasification worked in the shabby USSR for decades, until it was replaced by admittedly easier oil and gas. Today, western Europe is technologically far more advanced than the USSR ever was.

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/underground-coal-gasification/

    Japanese about to exploit methane-hydrates:

    LOL

    Typical juvenile Davy response, worthy of the likes of the Mobster or even below.

    Methane hydrate reserves are enormous. And dangerous.

  34. JuanP on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 8:07 am 

    Cloggie, Some places in the world will complete a successful planned transition, and most, if not all, of Europe is likely to make it. Others, will transition in a forced, unplanned, chaotic way, like the USA. All will be different.

  35. Davy on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 8:41 am 

    “Transition” is a big word for a big process, big place, and little time.

  36. Antius on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 10:05 am 

    An impressive technology that appears to have disappeared into thin air: The hydraulic hybrid.

    https://archive.epa.gov/otaq/technology/web/html/research-hhvs.html
    https://archive.epa.gov/otaq/technology/web/html/light-duty.html
    https://archive.epa.gov/otaq/technology/web/html/demonstration-vehicles.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_hybrid_vehicle

    The idea is to store energy in a hydraulic accumulator during braking and use it to power the wheels of the vehicle during acceleration. As one would expect, the greatest improvement in fuel economy occurs during city driving, which is very much stop-start. Tests appear to indicate a 30-100% improvement in fuel economy, depending upon the application. The concept is far more effective at recovering energy than electric regenerative braking, because hydraulic fluid is incompressible and heat generated within the air reservoir is rapidly converted back into expansion energy during acceleration.

    There would appear to be many advantages to this technology. It is compatible with any other power source; diesel, battery-electric, hydrogen, compressed air, liquid air, compressed natural gas, etc. It would also appear to be quite cheap and hydraulic technology is quite well developed and understood. Even if combined with relatively conventional IC engine vehicles, it could reduce fuel consumption by a quarter. Hence, this is something that would allow some adaptation to oil shortages without having to make any big changes to infrastructure. Combined with a free-piston internal combustion engine, it could reduce fuel consumption by half or more. Combined with BEV drive systems, it would appear to allow battery size to be reduced, thereby reducing capital costs.

    In some applications, such as buses and suburban trams, in which distance between stops is relatively short, it may even be possible to use this as a standalone power source, with grid electric power used to recharge the hydraulic cylinder when it stops.

  37. Roger on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 12:05 pm 

    Welcome to planet earth,
    Where the Word of God is rejected
    in pursuit of a culture of death.

    Where life isn’t sacred and,
    it’s a choice to murder your child.

    Where God’s revelation,
    contained in His creation,
    is suppressed as unknowable.

    Where men are their own gods,
    overruling their God given mind,
    to quench their mortal thirsts.

    Where God’s creation is destroyed by its stewards,
    while searching to fill their need for God
    with sex, drugs, power and pride.

    Where the consequences of man’s rebellion
    are apparent throughout.

    Yet, where we don’t stop rebelling
    because we are god.

    Where God’s glory is seen,
    yet rejected in favor of man’s arrogance.

    Welcome to planet earth,
    full of confused witches and professing Christians,
    without answers or hope,
    Yet, pregnant with suspense.

    Welcome to planet earth,
    where we haven’t quite figured out
    than He is coming soon to take His bride home.

  38. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 12:13 pm 

    Roger

    I poop on your god..

    LMFAO!

  39. Dredd on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 12:37 pm 

    Powerful poem Caitlin.

    Welcome to you are here.

  40. Sissyfuss on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 1:04 pm 

    A sentient and ominous verse,
    ” Where children who do not know how to live teach their children how to live.”

  41. makati1 on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:11 pm 

    “If America Is Such A Happy Place, Why Is The Suicide Rate Up 34% Since The Year 2000?”

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/if-america-is-such-a-happy-place-why-is-the-suicide-rate-up-34-since-the-year-2000

    Nuff said. Slip slidin’…

  42. Davy on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:19 pm 

    “List of countries by suicide rate”
    https://tinyurl.com/ceuj9tl

    Southeast Asia 13.2
    Africa 7.4
    Europe 15.4
    Western Pacific 10.2
    Americas 9.8
    Eastern Mediterranean 3.9
    Global 10.6

  43. makati1 on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:37 pm 

    US 13.7 suicides per 100,000 #34 – 2016
    Ps 3.7 suicides per 100,000 #159 -2016

    Using YOUR ref, Davy. And your point is? LOL

  44. makati1 on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 6:43 pm 

    Suicides in the US (2016)

    Men die by suicide 3.53x more often than women.

    White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016.

    The rate of suicide is highest in middle age — white men in particular.

    https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

  45. makati1 on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 8:53 pm 

    I have never seen a better, more accurate picture of America than the one described in this article: “MAD WORLD”

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/11/19/mad-world-3/#more-186702

    I tried to condense it in a comment here, but there is too much reality and too much that needs to be covered. If you are open minded, take about 20 minutes and read it this weekend, Americans. See yourself the way outsiders see you.

  46. makati1 on Fri, 23rd Nov 2018 10:16 pm 

    The REAL China: Parts 1 & 2.

    “Intelligent Design : Two Weeks in Chengdu and Environs”

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/11/17/intelligent-design-two-weeks-in-chengdu-and-environs/#more-187028

    “Cheng Two: More Notes on Two Weeks in China”

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/11/23/cheng-two-more-notes-on-two-weeks-in-china/#more-187350

    “The lesson to take away, or at any rate the one I took away, is that this is a very serious and competent country and not to be underestimated.” Nuff said.

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