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China Goes From 50 Year Record Drought To 200 Year Record Deadly Floods

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Too bad there is no central bank to sell weather future puts and induce a "great moderation" in climatic conditions, which lately have seen volatility surge through the roof. The most recent example of why the CBOE needs a weather VIX is China, where following weeks of inflation spiking near-record drought conditions, the weather has flipped, and heavy rainfalls since June 3 have created floods that have killed at least 52 people led to 32 more missing, and much more is coming. According to Xinhua, "Heavy rains have inundated parts of 12 provinces in
central and southern China and affected 4.81 million people so far since
the flood season arrived, Shu Qingpeng, deputy head of the Office of
State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, told a conference. Floods have destroyed 7,462 houses and submerged 255,000 hectares of farmland, incurring direct economic losses of 4.92 billion yuan (760 million U.S. dollars), he said. Heavy rainfalls since June 3 have drenched the previously parched lower and middle parts of the Yangtze River basin, increasing water of rivers to alert levels in the provinces of Jiangxi, Hunan and Guizhou." The PBoC's, which is preparing with spinning a record 5.5% CPI print imminently, just can't catch a fair weather break.

From Xinhua:

Wangmo County in Qianxinan Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou recorded maximum one-hour precipitation of 122.5 millimeters, the most in 200 years, he said.

Shu asked local authorities to monitor closely rainfall and water levels and step up prevention against floods as more downpours are expected to hit many parts of China from June 9 to 12.

Perhaps this is one of those legitimate cases where one really can blame the weather.

 


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Wed, 06/08/2011 - 08:52 | Link to Comment aVian
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weather wars indeed

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment Re-Discovery
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Chinese weather machines.  Chinese currency manipulators.  Chinese Hackers.  China-Iran Oil for arms.

Warmongering takes many subtle forms in its early stages.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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Weather wars and HAARP are counter-productive to conquest, the future lies other forms of soft warfare - financial and psychotronic weapons. 

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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"owning the weather" wars, genetically modified "fud" & biowarfare - interference in the natural ecosystems of a planet, psychopaths at the controls. . .

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 08:58 | Link to Comment Re-Discovery
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Food commodities are the only short term long I would have until QE Next is announced.  More confirmatory data here.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment swissaustrian
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Buy rice!

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 08:57 | Link to Comment Orly
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A tangential aspect of Project Bluebeam?

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/projectbluebeam25jul05.shtml

Remember, the Virgin Mary was seen coming out of the sky in Rwanda last week...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gETyA7A5H-o&feature=related

Can our world get any crazier?

Signed,

HAARP

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment wandstrasse
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sorry Orly, but I stopped reading here:

...second step in the NASA Blue Beam Project involves a gigantic 'space show' with three-dimensional optical holograms and sounds, laser projection of multiple holographic images to different parts of the world, each receiving a different image according to predominating regional national religious faith...

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:39 | Link to Comment Orly
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That's why I also gave a link to the video, so that you didn't have to read beyond anything but witness with your own discretion.  Take it for what it's worth.

Regardless, I appreciate your response to my post.

:D

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:14 | Link to Comment wandstrasse
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the bigger the mess we are in - and it is VERY BIG - the more painful it is to admit one's responsibility for this mess, to admit that oneself is part of the cause. And the more tempting it is to outsource this responsibility - to some dark, viscious overlords, like these bluebeam NWO planners. Until fall 2008 I was as financially illiterate as 99,99% of the population still is today. And by not caring about 'this complicated stuff' I allowed all the (central)bankers to do what they do = to completely destroy any kind of brighter future, and even the hope for it. This is simple, terrible but I am afraid that this is true.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Orly
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Yes, please, wandstrasse, I understand your idea but consider that 99.99% of the global population has been kept illiterate for a reason; that corporate control of the media has provided an avenue for propaganda and false education; that the vision of The Company as seen in Rollerball may not be very far from the truth, i.e., financial power is indeed kept in the hands of a few ruthless individuals; that people with money can "make things happen" to their benefit; that science and technology are far, far more advanced today than most of us could fathom.

Do I really believe that the evil overlords can cause earthquakes and floods halfway across the world, using satellites in space?  Is HAARP for real?  I don't know.  I really don't.

I suppose I cheapen my own "conspiracy theory" rhetoric by introducing quite fringe ideas into the argument.  It is what the trolls want us to do anyway and I shouldn't step in my own shit, so to speak.  But there are videos that cannot be explained, as above.  I would be interested in anyone explaining how this vision could have occurred naturally.

That having been said, I also know that there have been volcanic eruptions in Chile, on the other side of the Pacific Rim.  Blowback?  Unintended consequences?  Who is to say for sure?  Watch for Peruvian and Colombian mudslides, etc. over the coming weeks.

Now, is there a cabal to transfer the wealth of nations into the hands of these few ruthless individuals and families?  I can say "yes" to that for certain.  I have studied this for many, many years and can provide links if you like, but this is best left for you to discover on your own.

How much power and technology do they have?  I don't know.  But the possibility that NASA has been used as a staging ground for "religious visions," even as far back as the 1950's, wouldn't surprise me at all (especially since NASA is based in Houston...always the triad, notice: Dallas, Houston, New Orleans...).

Long story short (I know, too late!), please consider that it was our ignorance that allowed these events to come to pass on purpose.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:54 | Link to Comment CPL
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If i had that type of equipment to broadcast, I would beam porno into every city, followed by a sponge bob square pants marathon.

 

The video though is the typical grainy "found a monster" footage.  I've never quite understood that the camera work has to be done by people with a penchant for the Blair witch project.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Orly
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All I would ask for you to do is make it Scooby-Doo.  I can't stomach Sponge Bob.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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wouldn't beaming porno into every city be a tad redundant?

I mean, it's not like you dudes haven't been beaming it into your homes for years now, with resultant effects. . .

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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destroyed homes is GDP positive, right?

 

 

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:04 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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It is if the US pays for it.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:20 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Mother Earth taking out the trash

 

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:38 | Link to Comment Reptil
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Of course... it's so simple: cut the forest, deplete arable land, build huge dams that restrict waterflow, and this is the logical result. Failure is inescapable. The run towards an industrial economy was understandable, but they forgot people actually need food, and you need clean air and water, and soil to grow crops. Then on top of that, there's the Himalaya Gletchers disappearing, because of climate change. No wonder they're eyeballing Africa and the Mediterranean.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:42 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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Its funny because Chinese shills on here fail to mention any of this. China is a ticking environmental time bomb that continually explodes.

 

Not only do you need air, water and soil but you need people to do it. (There are reports out there that pushing industrialism has removed large segements of the farming population) I doubt they have mexicans to fill that void.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:01 | Link to Comment knowless
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment Tense INDIAN
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Whipsaws

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:04 | Link to Comment wombats
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This is obviously  the fault of congressional Republicans.  Holder should investigate immediately!

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:07 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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It is just down right racism.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:03 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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And we laugh at The Benank blaming the weather...

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:19 | Link to Comment aVian
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that would be a land tsunami for sure

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:03 | Link to Comment qussl3
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Messing with the water cycle with the 3 gorges dam doesnt look so hot now.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:07 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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Is this indicating to me that China did not centrally plan this?

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:11 | Link to Comment TheEmperor
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green shoots?...here and there on the hilltops above the water line

transitory?....perhaps

soft patch(es)?...in many places..hehe

I am getting the hang of 'Fed-speak', it really does apply to all ills in the world.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment QQQBall
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Confucious say: Weather is transitory

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:21 | Link to Comment Dick Trickle
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It seems to be a holdover from Maoist days that the government press touts a record drought or flood every year, presumably to deflect any unease over food prices to events beyond their control.

The rainfall pattern for the NCP and Manchuria is much more seasonal than for temperate regions in NA- I can't tell you how many times in the last twenty years the rains have arrived "just in time" on the first of June.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:27 | Link to Comment Crispy
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Cant rule the world without food or fresh water...

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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perhaps they just want to rule the chaos.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:35 | Link to Comment Magnum
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Now watch the price of Thai and Vietnamese rice skyrocket, and the idiots (with all due respect sir) at ZH say Ben Bernanke caused the price hikes.  

As much as I love this website, you guys can't blame Le Bernanke for the coming parabolic hikes in Thai rice prices.  Floods may be good for output though, for December 2011 harvest.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:05 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Care to back your statement with some facts.  The capital flows (due to Ben's QE) into emerging markets (such as vietnam) has been well documented.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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There is also the baht-dollar peg directly causing inflation in Thailand, and since they endured the tom yum goong crisis a decade ago, they don't have housing to drag down the CPI.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:37 | Link to Comment Reptil
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Peak-food? Not unthinkable.. GMO won't help at all; it's a complete failure.

Timberrrrrrr

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:02 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Hhmm.  My prospects for this year's crops keep getting better and better.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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The trend is your friend...

Are you aware of TNH as an investment? Right up your alley.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:17 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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Fascianting artilce. Thank you!

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Robert-Paulson
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Let me put it to you this way: Try building something taller than three stories in the Tiangjin province, and see if his name turns up on your database then.

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:48 | Link to Comment Still Life Living
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A good resource on the history of these problems and the political causes of the human tragedy is Mike Davis's Late Victorian Holocasts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Victorian_Holocausts

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:48 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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Ok, fess up. Who's been playing with the HAARP dials again?

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