Tag Archives: disasters

Are They Really Trying to Kill Us?

October 18, 2014      Over the last couple of weeks, reading at doomer forums and the comment sections of some doomer blogs, I’ve seen some of the most irrational (and frankly, sometimes venal) conspiracy theories I’ve ever read. Come on, folks, … Continue reading

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Enough

June 28, 2014    “Round and round she goes and where she stops, nobody knows”. This has been a good week in my little corner of the world. Goldilocks weather – not too hot, certainly not too cold – meant I … Continue reading

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Who’s on First?

June 21, 2014   Okay, let me see if I can get this straight. The Saudis (our Sunni friends) trained ISIS (their Sunni terrorists) to fight in Syria (their Shia enemies) and we supported them because they were the “good” terrorists … Continue reading

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An Update on my Indoor Garden

November 16, 2013   With the Philippine Islands and their people devastated by typhoon Haiyan – most certainly made more powerful by rising sea levels and warming ocean around those islands from global warming – and the countries of the world … Continue reading

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The Great Snuff Wars

    July 6, 2013   Back in the summer of 1945, we spent the month of August with my paternal grandparents who, after retiring from their leased farm, had moved into a nearby town of 300 souls in southern … Continue reading

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The So-called Wise Apes

November 3, 2012 A couple of years ago, I read a study indicating that, for those diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes and other major chronic illnesses, it took an average of three hospitalizations for complications from the disease before patients … Continue reading

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Irene

August 27, 2011 Hurricane Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, early this morning as a category one storm with 85 mph winds.  It, now, begins its slow slog up the eastern coast of the United States.  Out of … Continue reading

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A Rational Response

July 23, 2011 Yesterday morning as I perused the internet, reading the latest news and gathering links for a friend’s newsblog, I ran across a breaking news story about a bomb blast over in Oslo, Norway.  Government offices, seven people … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

July 16, 2011 My son is a doomer, but not a prepper.  He understands the precarious economic position of the Empire, the looming consequences of declining energy supplies and the implications of growing climate change and environmental degradation.  Even so, … Continue reading

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White Rabbits

April 30, 2011 The spate of tornadoes that swept across the southern United States a couple of days ago brought back some memories as I watched the news reports.  I grew up in Tornado Alley.  Everyone who grew up in … Continue reading

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