- Politics and Social Issues
What's Wrong With People These Days? Part ll
The Real Home of Climate Change?
The beginning of the end?
The fat lady has sung, packed up her microphone and gone home to feed the cats. The wall has a hardcover book on, let alone the writing. Yes, Virginia, there is a best-before date.
What is the best-before date for?
We all know that the Earth is, well, so 1980's. It's worn out, used up and ready for the recycle bin. it's time to move on.
Where do we go? How do we get there? When do we leave?
These are all good questions; honestly, less than 5% of the planet's people would be able to go on a multi-ship mass-migration to another galaxy; Yes, one that's far, far away. Realistically, anyone living today can not expect to see the ships built, let alone be included on the list of survivors boarding them. And, those who do leave, even if their life expectancies double by then, which they are projected to do (life spans averaging 150 years by 2250 - 3000 BC) they could not expect to be a part of the group that makes it to an habitable planet that would enable the livelihood of the human race.
Come on, without it we're doomed. It's no laughing matter anymore, it's flight or face extinction for mankind. Anyone living in the 21st Century could only hope that it happens, so that eternal life can be kept going the same way it always has; through the lifeblood of our children.
If mankind doesn't start concentrating on leaving the planet, they have admitted failure and are lying down, willing to face extinction.
We have only one option, and it's not going to change; we have to leave. we have to pick the right people to travel for possibly hundreds of years, if not thousands, to find a new planet to live on, to thrive on and to rape, pillage and kill on. We need to have people who will go forth and multiply; the sexually timid need not apply.
One problem; the destination won't be known until we land on it. (the planet, not the girl!)
Is Japan Doing Enough?
Japan actually has a very advanced space program. That really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who own's Sony gear or basically any advance electronics. They should be able to send unmanned spaceships anywhere within a few years, but they still have to put up with normal time restraints associated with traveling a few trillion trillion trillion billion gazillion million miles (and 13 feet).
The problem right now seems to be that nobody knows exactly what the Japanese are doing about their failed and leaking nuclear reactors. Hordes of hot water has been leaked into the oceanic waters, as well as the water table, which in turn affects all growth within miles of the reactors. They are supposedly trying to clear out the water that has accumulated within the reactors and the overflowing water from the cooling rods. However, as we have seen from Chernobyl, the only real way to protect the environment is to bury the entire facility, right down to the bedrock. Why is Japan stalling with their responsibilities to the climate, the planet, mankind and all living things on this little blue planet, third from the Sun?
What do they know that they're not sharing? That's right - paranoid yet? You really, really should be!
Is Japan doing enough?
In a word, no!
Has Japan sent their formidable navy (and their whaling boats) out into the oceans to search for debris from tsunamis that has mixed up with nuclear fallout and dirty water that seeped from their failed reactors into the ocean, whose currents are bringing all of that debris to the western shores of North America?
What happens when this debris starts washing up on Canada's shores? Do we sue? Ask politely if we can have another?
Don't panic! (yet)
We (Canadian and Northern American residents) have been assured that when the nuclear laden materials, dead fish and molluscs, crustaceans, whales, dolphins, seals, birds and other wildlife start washing up on our shores that the irradiated materials will be so diluted that it won't cause a problem. Yeah, we heard that when the Exxon Valdez had a little mishap up in Alaska. That turned out well, eh?
Is there anything we can do?
Yes.Yes there is.
But what, nobody seems to know.
Oh yeah, right! We're leaving anyways, why worry about a little radiation ruining half the western hemisphere's western shores? Victoria will be transformed from one of the most exclusive and expensive living destinations into another 3 Mile Island.
Why spend Trillions to get Billions?
Gold; It's the new gold!
Let's face it; whether you're religious or not, no matter your social, financial or political standing or views, you have to accept that we have pretty much used this world up and spat it out. We've raped and pillaged a virgin paradise, and now we need to leave it and find another, maybe even better planet to rape, pillage and destroy. Realistically, that's all that mankind has ever done so far, and that is our destiny. The only way to get out of it is with population control (from 7 Billion to a few hundred million would be a good start!).
We're trying to send remote mining robots to one of Mars's moons, which is speculated to have over 600,000 times the amount of gold in one little region than all of the gold ever found on Earth put together. Right now, the NASA geologists figure there is at least 100,000 tonnes of gold readily accessible on the moon`s surface, with only shallow, robotic mining used to harvest. After all, they do have to bring it back, too.
Now, hopefully there is more to this than meets the eye; if gold is to be brought back from interstellar travel junkets just for it's monetary value, then we do deserve the fate that we have brought unto ourselves. We should all be cursed to live with hair like Donald Trump and girlfriends like Snooki.
If gold were to be brought back to Earth through mining operations on Mars's moons, that would throw the price of gold into a tailspin dive. The only thing that makes any sense whatsoever would be if gold were somehow instrumental in making interstellar travel a probability. Like, for the manufacture of special engines to power a ship fast and long enough, or for fuel for a different type of metallurgical-induced travel.
Yes, Virginia. Earth does have a best-before date.
We either pack up and leave or we bury our heads in the sand and kiss our butts goodbye. There's no going back, there's no magical fix for what we've done to our species. We are now nearing our best-before date.
Just imagine not 250 years ago, a drop in the bucket of mankind`s time on Earth, the abundance and variety of life, the vast, endless supplies of fresh, clean water that made this planet so, well, perfect. When was the last time you saw a cloudless sky for 5 straight days? Just 40 years ago it was a common occurrence, now it does not even happen in the desert anymore.
So, back to the gold. What do they need it for? They're spending Trillions of taxpayer dollars on designing a remote mining operation to go get it and bring it back here. And that's a 20 to 30 year return on the money, as that`s how long they figure it will take to get the first shipment back! Instead of bothering with the International Space Station anymore, they would rather design new ships and robots to travel to Mars and mine for gold? Why?
Just what aren't they telling us?
Okay, first, let me categorically state that I am in no way a conspiracy nut. I do kind of believe that a space ship may have landed in the Arizona desert in the 50's - think about it - all advancements in technology that happened, a little at a time, from that point in time... hmmm.
Do you really think that if the planet were to have an expiry date within the next hundred years or so that they would tells us? No way, that would cause social unrest like never before seen. However, that would go a long way towards bringing the population back down to a somewhat reasonable level. This world is not designed to fit 10+ Billion people, it's more of a Disney Land to that level's Disney World.
So, the only real plausible scenario left to mankind is to set off on another journey. We need to vamoose, leave this little blue planet, third from the sun, in search of another oxygen/nitrogen based atmosphere-bound planet made up of water and rich soil, with a variety and abundance of animals that humans can eat without dying.
Sort of like Earth. Well, exactly like Earth.
What a long, strange trip that would be.