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A World on Fire

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Discuss this article at the  Collapse Morning Wake-Up Call table inside the Diner

 

Working up the energy for a blog for Sunday Collapse Brunch this week has been tough for a few reasons.  Health wise, I am doing crappy again, but this isn’t the only problem.  My main computer is also getting close to death, it was crashing on me about every hour for a few days.  Now it seems to be in a sort of remission.and hasn’t crashed since late last night.  So I am risking writing an article and hoping I don’t lose it before I have a chance to publish.

Beyond the health issues and technical problems there are other deeper ones ongoing here.  As I peruse the headlines on the Google Search Engine each day there is a new riot occurring in a new city.  The entire continent of South America appears to be on fire now.  Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil…you can bring up Videos now on YouTube that are IRL versions of Children of Men every day.  Then there’s Hong Kong, Paris, Barcelona and of course Istanbul & Tehran.  Spin the Globe and plop your finger down  any randm spot at all and you can find an ongoing political collapse.

Meanwhile here in the FSoA and across the Pond in Jolly Old England you have the Kabuki Theater productions of Impeachment and Brexit, which is almost not worth commenting on with so much more havoc ongoing in other nations as we speak, where people are literally being mowed down in the streets.  Here exploding in numbers are the number of Homeless in just about every Big Shity from New York to Chicago to Seattle to Los Angeles.  With that exploding population we are seeing Diseases now we haven’t seen in such numbers ince the Middle Ages.  Typhus, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, their all making a comeback in ever increasing numbers.

The above video is just one of hundreds you can Google up these days if you are concerned about this ever growing problem.  Cities and towns all across the country are passing laws that essentially criminalize homelessness, so the current  solution seems to be to put them in jail  Can we really build enough jails to give all these folks 3 Hots and a Cot?  It’s notoriously expensive to drop people in jail also, it costs nearly double wnat I live on per year these days, but building Affordable Housing isn’t being done much.  There aren’t the job programs or  jobs to give these folks something productive to do with their lives.  They are of course disproportionately Black, Brown and Hispanic people, but plenty of poor White Trash out there too.

For the real Street level Homeless in a ramshackle tent under an overpass somewhere, they aren’t living,they are waiting to die.  There are levels and degrees of homelessness though, there are people couch surfing if they still have friends or relatives who will take them in; there are people living in RVs and Vans in the Walmart parking lots.  Does anyone have a count or keep statistics on how many people are in this situation?  I susspect it is much larger than the numbers out there sleeping rough.

Still, with all this evidence of Collapse overwhelming the Newz Cycle, there is still also a huge cadre of Amerikans who deny it is occurring, still enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner and still shopping till they drop on Black Friday, although they do it mostly Online now so you don’t have those ridiulous scenes at Walmart or Best Buy of fistfights betwen shoppers looking for a great deal on an Iphone.  If they still have a job or get enough Mailbox Money to live comfortably, they simply don’t notice all the people who have ALREADY fallen off the cliff.  Now the Clown-in-Chief is floating a plan to cut millions off from their SNAP Card allotment of monthly nourishment.  If that flies, things will not end well.  The problems you see today in Santiago or Bogota will migrate quite rapidly north of the border.

There is no question anymore, COLLAPSE HAS ARRIVED.  It can and will get a lot worse of course.  But there is no  more question for a Collapse Writer anymore of “When will SHTF Day arrive?”  It has already come and gone.  For me, it gets harder all the time to write or even just post Newz Links, because Diners have seen it all and heard it all for years now.  There’s nothing really NEW here, it’s just a steady increase in the frequency and magnitude of the events.

The same advice as always still applies, get out of the Big Shity and go off grid if you can.  If you can’t, plan for a Bugout when your neighborhood deteriorates too much. Form COMMUNITY, get together with friends and relatives you know and trust.  Prep up with Food, Fuel, Generators, Fishing Gear, traps and of course the old standby of Guns & Ammo.

I am out of the bizness of making Nostradamus Predictons of when things will thoroughly unravel in any given neighborhood.  I don’t know when it will arrive for you if it hasn’t happened to you already.  But it’s coming, and it’s coming fast.  Everybody Knows.



230 Comments on "A World on Fire"

  1. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 5:42 am 

    “Drax says Britain needs 10 times more energy storage to reach net zero climate target”
    https://tinyurl.com/tav68ke hydro review

    “Imperial’s analysis shows that, for the current Great Britain electricity mix, with a quarter of power coming from variable renewables, every unit of intermittent renewables added to the system requires an additional 0.2 units of energy storage capacity to smooth out intermittency and keep the grid stable. As the share of wind and solar power rises toward 80% of electricity supplied, every extra unit of intermittent renewables will require 1 unit of energy storage…

  2. Cloggie on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 5:55 am 

    Antius posted an article by Mark P. Mills the other day. Here is my response:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2019/12/07/mark-p-mills-hack-for-the-fossil-fuel-industry/

    In a few words the post shows why he is wrong and how the storage numbers for a country like Germany (and Holland, Denmark and Britain) would look like in case of a 100% renewable energy base.

  3. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 6:38 am 

    Try not to brake out in hysterical lafter when you keep in mind cloggo that I believe economics is a science.

  4. Cloggie on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 6:39 am 

    “On shore wind is in trouble in Germany is a good example. Sure, you have the Offshore in the north but the point of the article is a world wide revolution is not what you are preaching.”

    https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/2019/12/06/orsted-bets-hydrogen-offshore-wind-will-be-key-to-meeting-climate-goals/

    “Ørsted bets hydrogen + offshore wind will be key to meeting climate goals”

    I think so too. There is a limit to what you can do onshore until the NIMBYs start to revolt, like now in Germany.

    One possibility to combat NIMBYs is to decide that every region is responsible for a large chunk of its own energy. If you don’t want wind turbines, fine, hibernate in the dark then, you Neanderthalers or import hydrogen from somewhere else.

    A more constructive approach would be to include Africa in a global energy scheme. They have perfect solar conditions and an abundance in cheap labor. We should abandon the Albert Schweitzer mode and begin to treat Africans as business partners and let them produce a sizable chunk of the world’s future hydrogen needs with endless solar arrays, build and maintained by Africans and finally bring these people into contact with serious money for a change.

    Everybody on this planet, including Africa, India and the Philipines, should be living in stone houses, equiped with sewage, local solar electricity and storage (no need for national grids), 2-wheel e-vehicles, a flatpanel and internet connection, by the end of this century. That’s a realistic goal:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCzS2FZoB-I

    Down with the shanty towns in exchange for serious birth control programs.

  5. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 6:43 am 

    Stop posting all your insane comments under my handle Davy.

  6. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 6:46 am 

    “A more constructive approach would be to include Africa in a global energy scheme. They have perfect solar conditions and an abundance in cheap labor. We should abandon the Albert Schweitzer mode and begin to treat Africans as business partners and let them produce a sizable chunk of the world’s future hydrogen needs with endless solar arrays, build and maintained by Africans and finally bring these people into contact with serious money for a change.”

    Total fantasy cloggo because you don’t even have Europe handled. You are struggling with Europe and now talking about Africa. More of your fantasies. Africa is a mess and a grand scheme of importing power form there is severely flawed. The physics don’t add up nor does the political/economic realities. Look at the effort to date, it is a big fat “ZERO”. The economics of renewables barely add up in Europe. Get REAL with your fantasy behavior.

  7. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 6:52 am 

    Yea is another new wurd I just made up. I’m gonna rite my own dicksionary.

    Cus i’m speshal.

  8. JuanP on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 6:53 am 

    I use the word “Yea” all the time JuanP

  9. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 7:02 am 

    Me n REAL Green are gonna spend less time on this lame forum to concentrate on our own blog.

    Isn’t that write REAL Green?

  10. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 7:11 am 

    Your a dumbass davy. I want nothing to do with you. And stop stealing my handle.

    stupid

  11. Cloggie on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 7:48 am 

    “Total fantasy cloggo because you don’t even have Europe handled. You are struggling with Europe and now talking about Africa. More of your fantasies. Africa is a mess and a grand scheme of importing power form there is severely flawed. The physics don’t add up nor does the political/economic realities.”

    Empire dave with the back against the wall as he sees his sinister worldview (“planning for 1 billion earthlings, the rest dies off and Amurrica “the last man standing”) under severe threat. Can’t have that.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_American_(pejorative)

  12. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:16 am 

    I’m not an ugly American.

    fuckwack

  13. Cloggie on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:19 am 

    No, you are not, my ugly American friend.

    My bad.

  14. Cloggie on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:21 am 

    I hate the troll JuanP too

  15. Father Sullivan on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:22 am 

    May your soul rot in hell JuanP

  16. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:24 am 

    What’s fuckwack mean Davy?

  17. Truth will set you free on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:24 am 

    Truth Buster, let’s vote ban the bitch JuanP

  18. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:27 am 

    Ban the bitch!

  19. Gaia on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:28 am 

    People who live in Miami Beach are not green

  20. Gaia on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:29 am 

    JuanP is a disgusting brown both with his skin color and attitudes

  21. JuanP on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:30 am 

    Stop this or I will mouth a gun

  22. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:32 am 

    People who live in America are not green Gaia. We’re less then five percent of the world population and we consume over twenty percent of all the resources.

    It doesn’t get any less green then that.

  23. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:35 am 

    What does mouth a gun mean JuanP?

  24. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:40 am 

    “JuanP is a disgusting brown both with his skin color and attitudes”

    Racist cuntface

  25. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:44 am 

    What’s cuntface mean Davy?

  26. Cloggie on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:54 am 

    A serious birth defect.

  27. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:54 am 

    It’s REAL Hard for me to splain REAL Green. It’s kinda like vaginanose but not exactly.

  28. JuanP tripping out on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 9:01 am 

    MY GOD, stupid, did you have a bad trip and relive all those multiple personalities in the course of a few minutes. Get help dumbass you are almost postal

    This is stupid (JuanP):
    Davy said It’s REAL Hard for me to splain REAL Green. It’s k…

    Cloggie said A serious birth defect.

    REAL Green said What’s cuntface mean Davy?

    Repent said Everything is impermanent, why fight anything it w…

    Davy said “JuanP is a disgusting brown both with his skin co…

    REAL Green said What does mouth a gun mean JuanP?

    Davy said People who live in America are not green Gaia. We’…

    JuanP said Stop this or I will mouth a gun

    Gaia said JuanP is a disgusting brown both with his skin col…

    Gaia said People who live in Miami Beach are not green

    Davy said Ban the bitch!

    Truth will set you free said Truth Buster, let’s vote ban the bitch JuanP

    REAL Green said What’s fuckwack mean Davy?

    Father Sullivan said May your soul rot in hell JuanP

    More of Davy’s Trolling and Fake People said Boney Joe on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:19 am Richard Guu…
    Cloggie said I hate the troll JuanP too

    Richard Guunette said Boney joe get lost faggot

    Boney Joe said He is my beautiful troll

    More of Davy’s Fake People said Richard Guunette on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 8:15 am Trut…

  29. Davy on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 9:05 am 

    I’m not having such a REAL Good morning.

    I have no idea why

  30. REAL Green on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 9:06 am 

    Maybe it’s cus your a fuckwack Davy?

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