Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bizarre Quote For The Day - 12/13/2017

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

R--i--g--h--t.

This is why NASA was able to get us to the moon in the 70s but now can barely get off the earth. Dreams may get you started, but without organization it's difficult to get off the ground.

Norway Shuts Off FM Radio

Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network despite some grumblings.

You can read the rest @
https://www.thelocal.no/20171213/norway-becomes-first-country-to-switch-off-fm-radio

In my youth, FM radio was the epitome of "high fidelity". Sad to see it go. This "digital" crap is fake sound.

Killer Robots CANNOT Be Banned

Some lawmakers want to ban killer robots. Here is one report on the issue:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/12/12/peninsula-lawmaker-targets-killer-robots-with-proposed-resolution/

Such bans are pointless. Israel already has killer robots, and it's extremely unlikely they will allow themselves to be limited by such a "ban":

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Dogo-The-tiny-Israeli-killer-robot-472015

And once one country has them, everyone will want to get them.

Once again, the failure of the international community to rein in Israeli lawlessness is likely to have tragic lethal consequences.

A Cowardly Act

The assassination of Admiral Yamamoto was a cowardly act:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/story-japanese-admiral-planned-pearl-145200495.html

So were the murders of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Osama bin Laden.

Swiss Are The World's Best Preppers

More than any other country, Switzerland’s ethos is centered around preparing for civilizational collapse.

All around Switzerland, for example, one can find thousands of water fountains fed by natural springs. Zurich is famous for its 1200 fountains, some of them quite beautiful and ornate, but it’s the multiple small, simple fountains in every Swiss village that really tell the story. Elegant, yes, but if and when central water systems are destroyed these fountains are a decentralized and robust system for providing everyone with drinkable water.

The Swiss political system is also decentralized. If the central government fails, the Swiss might not even notice. The mountains and valleys also mean that Swiss towns and villages are geographically independent yet linked in a spider-web of robust connections.

You can read the rest @
http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/12/switzerland-prepared-civilizational-collapse.html

In the US, however, we're prepared for nothing, not even another large storm. When things do go south, and they will, we're likely to tear each other apart in a futile effort to survive.

Thank you, Congress.

Thank you, Federal Reserve System.

Thank you, Wall Street.

Thank you, identity politicians.

Thank you, social media.

Oceans Of Plastic

In the foreseeable future, the weight of plastic trash in the ocean will be greater than the weight of all fish.

Already it’s been estimated by researchers that virtually all shellfish, and one-quarter of all fish, contain traces of plastic.

Every year about 300 million tons of plastic are produced and eight million tons wind up in our oceans. That’s the equivalent of over 500 trillion plastic water bottles. If you were to stack these bottles one on top of the other, you would be able to make two full trips from Earth, to the Moon and back.

But the problem is not only the millions of water bottles humans consume and discard each hour, but also the plastic we cannot see.

You can read the rest @
https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/12/13/plastic-ocean-thriving-ecosystem-trash-dumpster/

My generation is responsible for this:

https://youtu.be/PSxihhBzCjk

If I could, I would take it all back. But I can't. No one can.

Essential Elements Of A Covert Op

Great essay by Jon Rappoport:

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/ten-essential-elements-covert-op.html

I don't buy his conclusions about HIV/AIDS, but the rest of it seems to make sense.