Tuesday, August 29, 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY | ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE PT.2: From Politically Correct Economics to Politipop Self Censorship & The CONSEQUENCES of Our Part in EXTREME WEATHER ... The "SOW & REAP/ SCIENTIFIC CAUSE & EFFECT" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT. 50)


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How climate change makes hurricanes worse ... Thanx to Vox



First of all, my heart and thoughts go out to the folks who got hit by these intense storms on the Texas Coast, so this posting is also a local posting. As I write this hundreds are being transported to Dallas, we have so many shelter facilities up here, and I assume that thousands from Houston metro will be up here soon, we can handle many due to the size of Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex and abundance of facilities. This post will be Part 50 of the "Global War'n'ing" series and Part 2 of "Anthropogenic Climate Change". The mainstream news networx have done a great job at reporting this ... however, there is not much talk about why this is happening in corporate media ... so this posting and the links will be to look at the reason and what we are up against to come. Houston's location and weather naturally makes it more vulnerable with increased weather activity ... I experienced flooding myself in Houston 40 years back, as you can see here in the 2nd paragraph ... nothing like this though. But, because of global warming, I have been expecting this to happen to Houston and explaining this to folks locally here in Texas for a good 30 years or so now, because I keep up with weather and global warming and the cause and effect scientific assessments ... like the old saying ... "You reap what you sow". Several folks I have talked to I know think I'm a little nutty when talking about this, or think I'm fixed on doom and gloom, I'm anti- business, etc. But I actually believe in science instead of politipop programming, so I have reason to have expected this for so long. Scientists for decades have been warning us of this, most folks chose to ignore it, politically correct economics have made much to be swept under the rug, and many are programmed financially, politically or otherwise to practice self- censorship.

Above, there is an easy to understand quick video from Vox to explain hurricane intensity and causes. I also chose two read links below, one from Dr. Michael E. Mann to look at the science of this in easy to understand terms, and one from George Monbiot to talk more about the sort of politipop social programming and neglect part, which is straight to the point, if you like to hear honesty. Actually this is much less complex to understand than some may think ... it's a matter of listening/ reading, so you dont have to be some scientific brain ... it's simple as understanding what will happen when you get the wrong fluids in your car engine, or if you were to get toxic man- made chemical waste in a fish pond/ lake. Also I wanted to add a recap video from "Understanding Climate Change" of the events over a few dayz of the 200 mile stretch between the Corpus Christi and Houston- Galveston areas, the outer rain bands extended inland as far as San Antonio and Austin ... because no one compiles these events like this YouTube channel. I recommend the "Understanding Climate Change" channel as well ... because it compiles not just what happened in Houston or U.S. ... but daily uploads on the entire globe. What we see in Houston is just a small taste actually of what happens globally on a weekly basis. The reason you dont hear about it in corporate media, is because mostly poor people get killed by the extreme weather, in parts of the world that are almost obsolete to major U.S. news coverage of it, and no one cares until it hits major importante business and city areas ... and much here in America is informally and subliminally censored. After below, I will add some views on this of my own.




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Dr. Michael E. Mann                    George Monbiot




*****  THE GUARDIAN/ DR. MICHAEL E. MANN: It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly ...




***** THE GUARDIAN/ GEORGE MONBIOT: Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? ... (newsread/ video)




***** NY TIMES: Houston, Before and After Harvey ... (videos)




Climate & Extreme Weather News #59 (Hurricane Harvey & Houston Flood Update) ... Thanx to Understanding Climate Change




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Exxon Mobil Misled on Climate Change (PBS News; 23rd August 2017) ... Thanx to Understanding Climate Change




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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



I also noticed when scanning videos on YouTube, that so many people are either really politically/ socially brainwashed or just have nothing better to do, but to bitch at each other instead of looking at the real reasons this is happening. As usual I seen people on the politipop right saying that global warming is a myth, politipop religious folks saying that Texas got hit because of sinful cities like Houston ... non religious people on the politipop left saying that Texas got hit because it is saturated with republican neanderthals or whatever (an example here of the online talk during the Texas rains in the summer of 2015). This is a result of human actions as far as the increased intensity of these storms, it is NOT political, spiritual or related ... it is a result of human institutionally and financially programmed thought, pop- culture, extreme greed and neglect. I agree that the Earth has been slowly warming naturally since the end of the ice age, but I also have scientific reason to agree that human activity has sped up the Earth warming 100 fold ... what would naturally take several thousand years, we are making happen by our activity in just a couple hundred years, in other words. In most of this, the wealthiest people of the globe look at us and laugh how we buy their propaganda all the way to the bank, they are the ones that keep us at each others throats and use their political flunkies to feed us nonsense, with expanded corporate media debate panels and distractions to the reality that many dont want to hear or even think. The wealth though will not be laughing for long rest assured, when it hits their pocketbooks, markets, properties, industries and families ... in time ... Houston being a perfect example of what can and will happen. Many folks that I talked to in Dallas have been shocked at the weather this summer (all summer), with below average temps and rain every week and cloudy dayz ... and up here, had nothing to do with the hurricane, usually it is hot and dry most of the summer in Dallas. I tell them again ... it's a result of global warming. A few thought that global warming means it would just be a hotter and drier summer ... but this is exactly how global warming worx though as I explain to some folks. Bottom line is more precipitation all over the globe and intensity of storms, dry spells, heat spells, flooding, snow/ ice storms, jet stream and high pressure upper atmospheric changes etc, ... as George Monbiot calls it for what it is ... "climate breakdown".

Also, it's quite obvious by now, that we are not going to be able to reverse the damage already done as far as extreme climate ... you can say this is bigger than us. This is also why I expect to see this more not only on the Texas or Gulf coast in hurricane storm seasons, I expect more of these intensified catastrophic storms even hitting the eastern coast of the U.S. from Boston to Miami metro areas. Just in some of the last storms in the northeast corridor, NYC subways had water falls from the flooding ... cities like NYC and Miami as example are not only in the U.S. path of these storms, their central city areas are located almost at sea levels right at the edge of the ocean ... and many major cities and economic hubs of the globe are located like this. Central Houston is actually 40+ miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico (other parts of south Houston closer), connected by a ship channel port into Central Houston. Unlike when the hurricane of 1900 hit Galveston Island killing some 6000 to 12,000 people (Wikipedia), where they after built a seawall and elevating the city 15'ft, you cannot do this to Houston because of the size and expense, but they can do some improved engineering and infrastructure to drain it better, but would also cost a fortune. But at this point, we are only capable of building infrastructure to try to soften the blows to come, which will cost alot. I also expect insurance companies to try to get out of paying much in this with legislative loopholes. I also expect large oil companies on the Gulf to pressure Congress to pay damages and government to subsidize them more on this. No, I dont see any reason to subsidize them even more, after all, it is their neglect that intensifies this damage, just like the spills ... but our establishment politicians fall to their knees when these companies come calling for more welfare/ handouts ... both, left and right. They will threaten us with jobs and energy demand talk, rising gas prices at the pump or whatever ... so be it ... raise the gas prices and do whatever, maybe it will enlighten folks on what our true enemy is. People are already scared of your talk and the catastrophic weather as it is ... in time, they will lose their fear and resist more. This is nothing but more of the continuing threat and fear of economics, and countries like Russia having more energy power or related, and a race to outdo them, etc.

The other things that are of concern, will be the possibility of diseases/ viruses that can grow and spread in especially warm and wet weather conditions. Places like Houston/ Southeast Texas does not have hard freezes like Dallas/ North Texas does every year either. I expect they will find more dead after these waters recede ... it's too early to even guess the fatality figures ... many are just now being reported as missing. Right now, a Houston area chemical plant is being evacuated because of a possible explosion brewing and dangerous chemical spill due to this storm (KHOU11). It's not just the huge oil business in this area that should be of concern, I hear no talk about facilities such as the South Texas Nuclear Project facilities down in Baytown Texas (Wikipedia), and the possible damage to them, now or to come ... so you can see, this is more than just a flooding large city. The last thing I want to hear out of our President or Washington politicians, is building a goddamn border wall to keep out border jumpers ... this is financial stupidity in comparison to our infrastructure needs. I would tell Trump who wants this border wall of his, to pay for it out of his own goddamn pocket, and if it worx, I'll later ask Mexico to reimburse him ... I mean, isnt that the same bullshit he tells us? We have a President, who on one hand sayz that global warming is a hoax ... yet is so in fear himself ... that he wants to build a seawall for his Ireland golf resort to protect his property from the rising sea level waters that he believes is a hoax ... that's about as twisted as you can get. I wouldnt depend on a politician to give me a scientific assessment of climate any more than I would depend on a person who flips burgers to give me an assessment on what's wrong with my car transmission, eh? The damage to the economy with these and GDP is enormous, not just in oil industries either, the ripple effect to so much industry can also economically paralyze us with extreme weather ... so it's something that will hit the wealthiest investors hard too. This is the reason why I stress throughout this journal/ series of the importance of much more public and private investment in green/ renewable energies, and more stricter self regulation, not just from government, because it is in the interest of business ... being actually pro- business. It is more economically sensible and business savvy to spend more on environmental safety, lessen mistakes, accidents and catastrophes ... than having to monetarily lose a Hell of alot more after the damage is done, eh? ... Enough from me.


That's the Reality ... Word Out ....



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Monday, August 7, 2017

ONLINE ROMANCE/ DATING SCAMS: Though the LOVE May Seem THERE, Take CARE on the DARE ... The "Wine & Dine Online" Edition ... (LOVE IS IN THE AIR PT.7)- (LAST CALL TO ROB Y'ALL PT.6)


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DATING SCAM!! Match.com eharmony tinder bumble Targeting middle aged women ... Thanx to John Doe



This posting will be for the "Love Is In The Air" and "Last Call To Rob Ya'll" series of this journal/ blog. What inspires the posting is a news clip I caught on local tele last week about a guy in Houston that got scammed out of nearly $80K using an online dating service. After following up on his story ... I actually didnt believe him, I'll admit ... I mean, I just said to myself ... "no bloody damn way, there's more to this". When looking into this online though, I was actually surprised on how much this goes on and been going on for several years. I was equally surprised to find out most scammed are women in these type scores. This posting is not to discredit online dating services either, I realize the importance of them, and am sure that thousands of great matches are made with them ... so the posting is only awareness. I knew very little about online dating services, besides seeing them alwayz advertised on the tele commercials or online. I never used online dating services ... or can even recall off hand anyone I know telling me that they used them, so I was totally blown away hearing these cases, wondering "how in Hell can these folks buy this?". I did not have any postings in this journal focused on this, so I wanted to do a posting on it. I opened with a video above from Ken Childs (CALI), a licensed private investigator who worx the LA area, he gives some tips on how this worx, hear the guy out. A couple news videos below from Greg (Houston victim) and Rachelle ... and a couple links in between them that I chose out of several, and hopefully they are of use to the reader. Afterwards below that, I will add some input of my own.




Scam victims left broke and brokenhearted ... Thanx to KHOU 11






***** Romance Scams - FBI  ... (newread/ video)



***** FORBES | Diana Hembree: Online Romance Scams Are Fleecing More Americans ... (newsread)



Online Dating Scam report- Match.com ... Thanx to Jeff Joslin





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Dont feel invincible if you are working class or a lower income/ assets level than some ... you may see many of these that get burned for 10's or 100's of thousands and think if you dont have that much, you have nothing to worry about, etc ... but you should alwayz be alert and sharp. Here's the bottom line ... if you're online searching through folks, trusting them simply on a profile and photo, a few online chats or emails ... you're vulnerable. The importante pointer mentioned above, is to get to meet the person ... and the sooner, the better. The reason I say sooner better, is because you may be online like Greg in the above video, saying that you are working and busy and dont have time to go out to social clubs or whatever ... meaning you're pressed for time too. You may also have time to be online and figure you can like go through alot more applicants/ prospects in your time. Either way, if you have ANY time to be on a PC or phone searching for possible dates ... this means you also have that time to meet someone besides online. Of course, the online way is more choices and straight connects/ contacts, easier, etc ... folks you figure are like you, and eager to meet someone. Another thing, dont get TOO eager, whether you are shopping for a date, or shopping for a car or anything else ... bottom line lesson ... too eager can burn you too, take it easy before you jump head over heels. For many of these folks that do this for convenience, saving time, or more choices ... look at some of these, and the amount of time they're spending in these online chats. Limit the time you are going to devote to a person, I dont care how much they attract you ... remember, you're banking on a photo and some chat that is in the open through a computer network, regardless of how personal and intimate you think it is or may feel at the time. Be careful of what you accept from a person too ... as you can see above, you can be sent gifts, and they may get it back 10 fold later on the bite/ scam ... like in any hustle.

Be straight up when you do this too as far as yourself ... I notice that many folks are trying to make themselves out to be more than what they are to impress. If a person cant accept you for what you are as your real self ... and you have to pretend to attract them ... you should walk right there ... it's a "no go". Some may think "well they're so good looking, and sound so nice" and thinking this is the "catch" of their life. If you lose a catch, especially in cyberspace of someone that you never even met face to face and you feel pressured ... WALK ... look at it like catching a bus ... you missed one, you'll catch another later. There is no reason to continue for months or years online hearing tearjerker stories and being asked for money one time after another, and any time someone offers to send you money orders, cashier checks or whatever to put in your account for them ... you WALK. I can understand a one time deal and showing your generosity and love ... but this over and over thing of asking for money transfers of any kind should put up a red flag. Even if they try to present you with some kind of photos or documentation online ... if it isnt in your hand, you have to question ... so discipline of yourself is a strong asset. If things dont work online ... dont keep wasting your time, look for other wayz to put yourself in a position to where you may meet someone. You know ... when I was younger and dating, we didnt have online dating, they did have contacts through publications/ magazines, etc ... that was it. I cant even recall actually "looking" for a date ... it alwayz came unexpectedly, at a music club/ venue, public transit, park, library, store, bumping into someone on the street in small chat, etc. I actually met my wife on a bus in small chat while up north visiting familia, she was living in New Jersey, I gave her my number and told her I live in Dallas and would like to talk to her further if and when she had time ... simple. Millions of folks met others that simple way, and many not expecting to meet someone ... there is alwayz someone out there for you ... it just may not be as quick as a click.


Word Out ....



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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ANIMALS AS LEADERS: "Cognitive Contortions", "Wave of Babies | Tosin Abasi", "Physical Education", "Ectogenesis" ... & Interview

                 
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Animals As Leaders Talk New Album + Much More! ... Thanx to The Circle Pit



This selection and entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is to honour and showcase some of the work of "Animals as Leaders" (wikipedia) out of Washington, DC ... an opening interview above with Tosin and Javier from 2013. This posting of music fits well in mood with another unusually rainy day here in Dallas, which has been very frequent and almost daily all summer ... usually it's simply sunny, dry and hot in summer months here. This is an instrumental crew without any vocals that covers quite a variation of genre and sound ... they are mellow and melodic, as well as heavy and intense ... combining simple and complex rhythms and composition. The emotion of this instrumentation pours out a voice of its own without vocals. The concept started with Tosin back around 2007 after Tosin's former band Reflux disbanded (and Tosin is among my favourites on guitar work) ... with a few ideas, demos, and a buddy Misha Mansoor. Matt Garstka came in on drums in 2012 after Navene Koperweis left ... and Matt is outstanding on drums, I been viewing some of his lessons here on YouTube. Tosin hooked up with a guitar/ bass favourite of his, Javier Reyes ... and there you have it. When you bring together 3 individuals with the music genius and talent like these ... well ... you usually end up with a great product, to put it simple. Tosin and Javier also have signature 8- string guitars designed to specification ... the ESP-LTD JR- 608 of Javier, and the Ibanez TAM100 of Tosin. AAL have 4 full albums, they have gained quite a fan base and touring worldwide, which is understandable listening to them. Tosin and Javier are also members of another crew called T.R.A.M. (Facebook) ... which includes former Mars Volta member Adrian Terrazas- Gonzalez. I'm wishing them all the best of yet to come in their endeavors ... and Thanx for all the great stuff. I selected some video, studio and live work to showcase below ... Enjoy!





ANIMALS AS LEADERS- Cognitive Contortions (Music Video) ... Thanx to SumerianRecords





Animal as Leaders, Tosin Abasi plays "Wave of Babies" on EMGtv ... Thanx to EMGtv





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Animals As Leaders- Physical Education (live Kiev 3 october 2016) ... Thanx to punk2441





Animals as Leaders- Ectogenesis [Live- 12/ 11/ 16 - Gas Monkey- Dallas, TX] ... Thanx to xSteamPunk





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