We will need to stay very alert in the coming months. Unless, of course, you imagine our political & corporate ‘leaders’ have suddenly become altruistic and benevolent.
“… people are without question highly susceptible to accepting extreme emergency measures whether or not such measures are rational or justified … political actors are fully aware that these conditions of fear and panic provide a critical opportunity that can be exploited in order to pursue political, economic and societal objectives.” https://off-guardian.org/…/the-propaganda-of-terror-and-fe…/
End of the gig, garbage cans full, only 2 people dancing, and this guy kills a Marvin Gaye tune https://youtu.be/yKUb368Z2Fg It’s Rick Mocklin and The Southern Voice Band
Dr. Tom Jefferson, considered the world’s leading expert on anti-virals and flu vaccines, isn’t panicking. In fact, he’s maintained a robust sense of humour. How about you? https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/20/tom-jefferson-covid-19-supermarket-wisdom/
From 20 years ago. Pretty incredible video by Massive Attack of their song Protection.
In the last decade the population of Las Vegas has grown from 400,000 to 2,000,000, and they’re quickly draining their only resource for water.
” …the reservoir that supplies 90 per cent of Las Vegas’s water is fast disappearing and desperate attempts to save Sin City are under way … Lake Mead has slowly been drained of four trillion gallons of water and is now well under half full. Mr Barnett predicts it may be a “dead pool” that provides no water by about 2036.”
The unique geography lends itself to some cool photo perspectives.
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Some other great natural landmarks in Central and South America here
A great way to start the year: For those of you who enjoy a good conspiracy theory, see #1 below. And for those of you who just know there’s nothing to all the goofy conspiracy theories going around, check out #2.
First there are those Bizarre Chinese forum posts predicting the AirAsia Flight disaster here
… then we hear that AirAsia CEO Dumped Shares Days Before Flight Disappeared here
… next someone points out that the Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilot (BUAP) system allows an aircraft to be remotely controlled from the ground here
… and someone else points out that one of the most secretive U.S. military installations outside the US is on the island of Diego Garcia … in the Indian Ocean here
…then someone puts a wrap on it by suggesting all of these disasters for Malaysian airlines because … Malaysia War Tribunal Finds Bush, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes here
Jeez, that was exhausting! And now #2, because there are no real conspiracies, right?
2.1: How mega-bank HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it. here
There, now let’s all go back to sleep.
Mark Twain said, ” “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” Substitute ‘main stream media’ for ‘newspaper’ and nothing has changed.
Fireball in Banff.
Great photo by Calgary photographer Brett Abernethy, taken December 20, 2014. His Flickr site here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brettabernethy