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142 Cities In Brazil Are Now Rationing Water As Drought Goes Critical

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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog,

Did you know that the drought in Brazil is so bad that some neighborhoods are only being allowed to get water once every three days?  At this point, 142 Brazilian cities are rationing water and there does not appear to be much hope that this crippling drought is going to end any time soon.  Unfortunately, most Americans seem to be absolutely clueless about all of this.

In response to the recent article about how the unprecedented drought that is plaguing California right now could affect our food supply, one individual left a comment stating “if Califirnia can’t supply South America will. We got NAFTA.”  Apart from the fact that this person could not even spell “California” correctly, we also see a complete ignorance of what is going on in the rest of the planet.  The truth is that the largest country in South America (Brazil) is also experiencing an absolutely devastating drought at the moment.  They are going to have a very hard time just taking care of their own people for the foreseeable future.

And this horrendous drought in Brazil could potentially have a huge impact on the total global food supply.  As a recent RT article detailed, Brazil is the leading exporter in the world in a number of very important food categories…

Over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the country’s leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.


Water is being rationed to nearly 6 million people living in a total of 142 cities across 11 states in Brazil, the world’s leading exporter of soybeans, coffee, orange juice, sugar and beef. Water supply companies told the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the country’s reservoirs, rivers and streams are the driest they have been in 20 years. A record heat wave could raise energy prices and damage crops.


Some neighborhoods in the city of Itu in Sao Paulo state (which accounts for one-quarter of Brazil’s population and one-third of its GDP), only receive water once every three days, for a total of 13 hours.

Are you starting to see what I mean?

This is serious.

The drought in North America also continues to get even worse.  According to an expert interviewed by National Geographic, this drought in the state of California “could last for 200 years or more”…

B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley, thinks that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more.


As a paleoclimatologist, Ingram takes the long view, examining tree rings and microorganisms in ocean sediment to identify temperatures and dry periods of the past millennium. Her work suggests that droughts are nothing new to California.

A drought of even 10 years would absolutely cripple this nation.  Already, the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is the smallest that it has been in 63 years and California farmers are going to let half a million acres sit idle this year because of the extremely dry conditions.  If this drought persists for several more years we will have an unprecedented crisis on our hands.

Unfortunately, there are signs that this current drought in California may be part of a larger trend.  I had never heard of “the Pacific Decadal Oscillation” before this week, but apparently it is a phenomenon that can cause droughts that last “for decades“…

Ingram and other paleoclimatologists have correlated several historic megadroughts with a shift in the surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean that occurs every 20 to 30 years—something called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). The PDO is similar to an El Nino event except it lasts for decades—as its name implies—whereas an El Nino event lasts 6 to 18 months. Cool phases of the PDO result in less precipitation because cooler sea temperatures bump the jet stream north, which in turn pushes off storms that would otherwise provide rain and snow to California. Ingram says entire lakes dried up in California following a cool phase of the PDO several thousand years ago.

And of course it isn’t just the western half of the country that is struggling with water supply problems.  In the Southeast, water has been a major political issue for quite some time

The drought-parched states of Georgia, Alabama and Florida are back at it — fighting for a slice of water rights in a decades-long water war that’s left all three thirsty for more.


The 24-year dispute is emblematic of an increasingly common economic problem facing cities and states across the country – the demand for water quickly outpacing the supply as spikes in population soak up resources.

Most of us that live in the United States are accustomed to having seemingly inexhaustible supplies of fresh water.  We use more fresh water per capita than anyone else on the planet, and most of us never even think twice about it.

Unfortunately, things are changing.  We are on the precipice of a great water crisis, and many Americans are going to be in for a very rude awakening.

And the frightening thing is that the U.S. is actually in much better shape than most of the rest of the world is when it comes to supplies of fresh water.  In some areas of the globe, a “water crisis” is already a daily reality.

We have heard that someday water is going to become the “new oil”, and we are starting to get to that point.  Life is simply not possible without water, and as global supplies of clean, fresh water dwindle it is inevitable that it is going to cause global tensions to rise.

So what do you think the solutions to these problems are?


Drought - Photo by Bert Kaufmann


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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:15 | 4453974 superflex
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There go lower coffee prices

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:41 | 4454100 zaphod
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We might be at peak humans on the planet. It's not just a food issue hitting india or africa, it is that there is not enough global fresh water for everyone. Good thing the US has imported a record number of people lately.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:22 | 4454304 johnQpublic
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...and when there was no crawdad, we ate sand

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:31 | 4454338 Pool Shark
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:46 | 4454409 Crisismode
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And here in the Northeast USA we've had so much snow & rain, there's nowhere for the water to go.

Fact is, there IS enough water here,

it's just improperly distributed.



Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:03 | 4454463 Lore
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Same in the mountains of Western Canada. The Trans-Canada Highway hasn't been blocked so often since the 1970s.  LOTS of precipitation.  Of course, what follows is the Annual Spring Run-Off Panic for all the mindless boneheads who persist in building and re-building their homes in river flood zones...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:39 | 4454384 superflex
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Funny, but Brazil is #1 in the world in renewable fresh water resources.

They must be using all that water to turn sugar cane into ethanol.

Fuck the people, we need MOAR power!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:50 | 4454424 Flakmeister
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And what fraction of that is the Amazon? All that water is in the wrong place at the wrong time...

Give me lakes like Canada has...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:20 | 4454542 superflex
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Any place north of the Ohio and Missouri rivers are fine.

You folks to the south will have to suffer.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:44 | 4454643 leekyuranus
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Er... not so sure about that. Ice age coming.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:50 | 4454666 Flakmeister
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Oh really? Please do explain exactly how that is going to happen...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:04 | 4454718 N2OJoe
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The same reason your dog shit on the carpet this morning... Global Warming!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:16 | 4454765 Shad_ow
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I have read the predictions based on sun activity and believe we are heading into a Marauder Minimum, a mini ice age.  It will be getting cooler over the next few years and considerably cooler after 2020 into 2030.  

Of course the politicians will use this to steal more wealth and control in the name of saving the planet too.  As if they can do anything about it.  "Fools rush in."

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:32 | 4454828 Flakmeister
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Hate to break it to you, this is the effect of new Maunder superimposed (fig 3)

Taken from

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:17 | 4454966 gonetogalt
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Ummm...isn't this the final conclusion of the article you linked?


It is clear that if a grand minimum were to happen it would be a tremendously exciting opportunity for solar physicists, however it is unlikely to be very exciting for anyone else.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:30 | 4455233 Flakmeister
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My bad, figure 4, but I think what figure I was referring would be pretty obvious to anyone who wasn't being disingenuous...

Look at the figure very closely. See the dip at around 2020, that was from a Mt. Pinatubo type eruption, the slight lessening of the slope later on is the Maunder...

BTW Pinatubo (1991) was the Largest stratospheric disturbance since Krakatoa eruption in 1883, dropping global temperatures and increasing ozone depletion.

The Maunder is a pimple on the ass of an elephant...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:33 | 4455475 Ident 7777 economy
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There you go again - quoting from that RC site what WON'T allow free discussion.

Nothing but bitches and their authoritarians on that site.



I should add - the STATE SPONSORED (everyone who posts there receives federal grant money to do their so-called global warming 'research') site that calls itself "Real Climate".


You know, the site aligned with Fenton Communications. Not a university or anything to do with REAL SCIENCE, but instead PROPAGANDA.




Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:17 | 4455929 Flakmeister
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Go ahead and post something and show us...


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:33 | 4454836 Nobody
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Note to the uninformed:
The Mississippi Aquifer is the best rechargeable aquifer in the US.
Most of it lies SOUTH of the Missouri and Ohio rivers.
That coupled with the Solar minimum puts folks north of that line in deep snow
Go learn how the Canadains survive winter.
Those of us south of the Mason Dixon are doing just fine.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:25 | 4454946 LMAOLORI
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And in California along with the kooky save a questionable fish? people there's this!

California drought: Why farmers are 'exporting water' to China

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:42 | 4454397 UggSmash
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Ugg thirsty...

Ugg drank lake in Ca... Ca-luh...

Ugg drank lake in West. People CRY about it! O.o 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:28 | 4454794 CPL
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Those are the dams all up the amazon, they are full.

Downstream drought struck farming.


This is straight out of idiocracy, plants need water, not well wishes.  And people need water more than hydro dams blocking the flow of the river.  So it's peak something, right now the coin toss is if its power, crops or people.  Don't remove the fact there are lots of hydrodams and enough water behind them to flood the country twice.  Some of the largest engineering projects in the world are in Brazil with concerns to hydro electric power and there's more than enough water to mainting both cities and crops because that's part of the business case of dam's to begin with.  They are also aquafers for times when things are low on the water table..

This entire situation is manufactured by someone, it is not natural in the slightest.  Find the owners of those dam's and you'll find answers.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 06:19 | 4456496 Urban Redneck
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The problem is that the drought isn't downstream of the dams. Here's an illustrative topographical map. Those highlands that look like they're fucking Brasil up the ass, are actually fucking over the people in the southern (farming) states, which will in turn fuck beef and soybean prices, which will in turn fuck food consumers everywhere.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:45 | 4454871 ejmoosa
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There's plenty of fresh water.  It's just now where the bodies are.  So, do you blame the water, or the people?

And we have not even gotten close to needing stillsuits yet.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:01 | 4454910 purplefrog
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Dune, huh?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:23 | 4454987 gonetogalt
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I live on the bank of a mile wide river in SA. I use water derivied from an 800' deep aquifier. Why? Because the river water is loaded with silt and god knows what naturally occuring organics. Point is, ag needs water, people need clean water.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:00 | 4455114 robertsgt40
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Not to be cynical but, I wonder if HAARP is in play here?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:44 | 4454114 midtowng
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Can't the Fed just print more water?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:56 | 4454185 Ignatius
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I just remembered the reason I retired back in western Oregon.

Recently overheard conversation:

"Think it'll rain?"

"Think it won't?"

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:09 | 4454242 johnQpublic
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so, olympic swimming yes, or olympic swimming no?

the ghetto needs to know

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:13 | 4454261 dontgoforit
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"...and I looked and another seal was broken open...."

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:23 | 4454310 duo
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the seal was named "ethanol"

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:23 | 4454311 Motorhead
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Long ethanol?  Corn?  Short 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:25 | 4454321 johnQpublic
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...come and see....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:03 | 4454216 zaphod
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Yes, just like how they can print more gold.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:10 | 4454246 edotabin
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They need water to cool off the printing presses. The $ may go sky high now with the drought.  They will be forced to severly cut back printing. 

Even water-cooled computeres will need to take a break.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:42 | 4454395 U4 eee aaa
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They also need water to cool off the NSA

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:14 | 4453980 j0nx
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Wait what? Isn't there a rain forest there? I thought that place was wet.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:16 | 4453989 superflex
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It was until the Brazilians cut down their own trees and caused the world's climate to change /s 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:34 | 4454078 asscannon101
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The brave Al Gore tried to warn us all- right before he sold his shit to Al Jazeera, divorced Tipper and bought a beach house in Malibu.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:47 | 4454411 pods
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Overheard at his last massage:

"How does that feel, baby?"

"Umm, lower."

"How does that feel baby?"

Okay, so the low voice things sucks in type.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:17 | 4453998 wallstreetapost...
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Time for federal marijauna legalization...  Someone is going to need to supply the world with pot.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:31 | 4454067 Radical Marijuana
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"Legalizing Marijuana" is now too little, too late, and too trivial to matter.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:14 | 4454269 ForTheWorld
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Switching from growing cotton to hemp on an industrial scale at least a decade ago would have been one way to save some water.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:38 | 4454614 OceanX
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The people of the future will think of doing things on an individual and community scale...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:15 | 4454271 johnQpublic
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thats just what we need

300 million more stoned people with cotton mouth thirsty as a muther fuck

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:33 | 4454357 The_Dude
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Hey man....I resemble that remark!!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:57 | 4455348 Radical Marijuana
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Indeed, johnQpublic, that is just what we need, the cultivation of more cannabis, because hemp is the single best plant on the planet for people, for food, fiber, fun and medicine. Of course, I am not suggesting that "marijuana" should not be legalized. What I AM saying is that the triumphs of the whole social system being based on legalized lies, backed by legalized violence, driving debt slavery, backed by wars based on deceits, has become so extremely bad that "legalizing marijuana" in some neoprohibitionist regime is too little, too late, and too trivial to matter.

The bullshit war on (some) drugs, as an excuse to drive more debt slavery, and develop a bigger fascist police state, has been magnified many, many times by the "war on terror" as another war based on deceits, i.e., a series of false flag attacks, deliberately designed to create more terrorism, in a vicious self-fulfilling prophesy, like the "war on drugs" also did before that.

The FACT that the established systems could get away with rebranding hemp, which IS the single best plant on the planet for people, by asserting the huge lies that "marijuana is almost as bad as murder" for decade after decade, despite that lie being false to the point of ridiculous absurdity, demonstrates that the overall real social situation has already become way too terminally sick and insane for some kind of fake, superficial, "legalization" of marijuana to fix that problem in any significant way.

Hemp Truth is the simplest symbol, while 9/11 Truth is the most spectacular symbol of the basic social facts that the world is controlled by legalized lies, backed by legalized violence, running debt slavery, backed by wars base on deceits, towards debt insanities, and then death insanities. It is in that overall context that I regard "legalizing marijuana" in some neoprohibitionist regime as being too little, too late, and too trivial to matter.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:17 | 4454001 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  So what do you think the solutions to these problems are?

It this a trick question?

The solution is for the smart-n-savvy people to manipulate the dumbasses with bullshit to die heroically for the glory of the water war, their slow motion flag, and favorite predatory bird. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:49 | 4454142 Anusocracy
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The solution:

Kill the butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon Basin that is causing all the rain in Brazil to go to the Midwest in the US and fall as near record goddamn snow.

Chaos at work.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:15 | 4454509 Lore
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Agenda 21 "Sustainability" whores will happily tax water consumption "To Save The Planet."  Remember: "The real humanity."

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:00 | 4454200 Anusocracy
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Is smart-n-savvy a euphemism for psychopathic?

Looks like it to me. Using force to obtain a desired result is not the same as manipulating to obtain a result and those smart-n-savvy lads and lasses rely on force.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:01 | 4454205 DaddyO
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I am a real American, I bleed red, White and Blue.

I will die for the country I was born into and will not back down to some asshat who posts nothing but inane drivel that revolves around some tired meme of oligarchs trampling the few, the misguided citizens who revere their flag, country and mascot.

My position stems out of the now defunct honor that was once the great nation of the USA. It has been coopted by a bunch of souless aristocrats whose alligence is to their global worldview. The current state of this nation is deplorable at best and growing worse by the day. In my view it is past the tipping point and only an internal uprising of people who share my view will stem the tide of globalism and the banking system which supports it.

So stick your tired meme up you ass and go back to Huffpo or Yahoo or where ever you got drug in from.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:06 | 4454230 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  I will die for the country

HA!   The top 10% would expect nothing less.    Their kids will be laughing at your kids doing the dieing too.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:15 | 4454277 DaddyO
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Two things are obvious from your reply.

1) You are indeed not a real American

2) You didn't read my post.

If you had you would have seen that I too have conceded that what passes for The USA today is indeed the USSA fully coopted by the globalists.

You also would have noted that there is coming a day in the not too distant future where the residents of this once great nation will have to choose sides.

Which side will you be on, douche?


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:18 | 4454285 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Which side will you be on, douche?

On the side watching the dumbasses die in another glorious pointless war, like they've done for the last 50+ years.

But, being dumbasses, they'll never learn.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:29 | 4454336 James_Cole
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On the side watching the dumbasses die in another glorious pointless war, like they've done for the last 50+ years.

A heroic position, no doubt.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:32 | 4454354 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  A heroic position, no doubt.

Lucrative, hopefully.   Heroes get medals.    The smart-n-savvy get the loot.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:53 | 4454431 Doubleguns
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On the side watching the dumbasses die in another glorious pointless war, like they've done for the last 50+ years.

Might be the dumbasses that die this time will include those in the front row watching. Followed closely by those in the second rows slaughter.....and then the third row, the forth row till there are no more rows. 


If this crap really happens it will not be an observers sport it will be all in and you had better be ready. Its not going to be a "Whats in your wallet" event. Its gonna be a whats in your cupboard and clip event. Best pray it does not happen......but I think its gonna. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:27 | 4454328 TuPhat
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Don't die for your country or any other political division of the land.  Instead, live for yourself and your family.  Do what you can to make life better for them and for your neighbors.  There is no one you can fight to make anything better.  It will all fall apart no matter what you do.  Prepare for the collapse so that you and your loved ones can live to see a better day.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:36 | 4454374 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Don't die for your country or any other political division of the land.

Good advice, but:   What do frat boys and patriots have in common?  (Oh, and Chicago Cub fans?)  

It's just an OCD.   Nobody chooses to have an addiction to a country, slow-motion flag, predatory bird, imaginary-friend, secret handshake, or baseball cap.   Some people just have a brain defect that manifest itself in different - yet similar ways.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:15 | 4454272 myne
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Pfft what's the point in dying for country?

I'd die for family. But fuck country.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:57 | 4454449 Doubleguns
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Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:15 | 4454273 dontgoforit
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Like he says, he's "not a real american" - barely human I've heard.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:18 | 4454007 Emergency Ward
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Getting ready for RIO 2016.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:32 | 4454070 elegance
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RIO(t) 2014, 2016...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:19 | 4454008 youngman
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I hope they have enough to mix with the cement to build all the stadiums....for the World Cup....that is not so much

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:03 | 4454214 HardlyZero
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Isn't this classic battle between City and Rural ?   The Great Depression may have occurred because resource and water allocation to cities versus farmland, everyone rushed to the cities for work and the farms were left 'dry'.    When energy prices skyrocket then the battle becomes more acute and difficulties arise.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:19 | 4454009 williambanzai7
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There is one thing we can be absolutely certain of: Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan will make a killing on this.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:05 | 4454226 jbvtme
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the folks at bechtel are busy designing that pipeline from great briton

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:36 | 4454586 Lumberjack
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I remember when Enron tried to acquire water rights in Maine...  among other things.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:22 | 4454020 Smegley Wanxalot
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Oh no! 

Great Water Crisis!!!  PDO!! Polar Kotex???!!!

The only thing that will solve all this will be less liberty and more govt. 

Give me less liberty, or give me death!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:50 | 4454140 akak
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The government always knows best, and only has the best interest of the general population at heart.  It is composed of the most intelligent, most selfless individuals, who tirelessly work for the benefit of all of us equally.

When all else fails, government always stands ready to serve and protect us.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:54 | 4454175 Flakmeister
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Unlike corporations, we can always count on them to advance the common weal...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:00 | 4454199 James_Cole
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You know folks (.govs, corps, individuals etc.) are always at their best when they're selling you the solution to a problem they created. Particularly when they long denied there was any problem at all.

I had an idea, how about trying some new folks out that didn't create these problems? I quickly got over that thought though - don't want to be labelled a terrorist. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:11 | 4454254 Flakmeister
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The meek shall inherit sweet fuck all...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:58 | 4454190 asscannon101
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I KNOW, right?!? First they recall the fucking Hot Pockets and now there is a water crisis in Brazil! How much of this shit am I supposed to take lying down??

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:56 | 4454448 pods
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They recalled Hot Pockets? What, they didn't make your stomach hurt until you painted the back of the toilet with them?

Love hot pockets though. A different temperature in every bite!

Directions:  Microwave on high for 1:30. Unwrap. (Caution: product will be hot, in places). Proceed directly and throw against back of toilet bowl.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:23 | 4454031 newsguy68
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Crash of 2014: Like 1929, you’ll never hear it coming

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:34 | 4454039 deflator
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So what do you think the solutions to these problems are?

 The chosen few will decide that dieoff is the only solution once they can safely insulate themselves from it's implementation.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:38 | 4454092 Radical Marijuana
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Overshoot in a nutshell is that the chosen few no longer control the systems that they originally made and maintained. They shall NOT be able to safely insulate themselves from the consequences of creating systems based on evil deliberate ignorance that go out of control.

There is no doubt that different systems of death control are the core to any possible solutions to these problems. However, those problems have become trillions of times worse, and headed towards becoming quadrillions of times worse, and therefore, no old-fashioned notions of death controls will be able to be implemented, although those appear to be the only ones being covertly planned and prepared.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:52 | 4454148 deflator
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 I don't think anyone can comptrhend trillions much less quadrillions so lets  agree that it is incomprehensible. *sticks out callused hand*

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:07 | 4454729 nofluer
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"They shall NOT be able to safely insulate themselves from the consequences of creating systems..."

Since there's a really good chance that the elites spent most of their school time snorting coke and playing other games, I have to wonder if any of them actually took (and attended) a Literature class, and if they did was such out-of-date material as "The Masque of the Red Death" studied? ie You think any of these "planners" have read the story, or even saw the movie? Hummmmm....

"No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal -- the redness and the horror of blood."

EA Poe

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:20 | 4454761 nofluer
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Double post.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:50 | 4454147 youngman
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The solution is what the Brazilian government did 30 years ago when there were a bunch of starving farmers...they gave them Cactus that they can still see them in the poor areas....planted around their shacks...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:04 | 4454222 akak
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Nothin' says "lovin' " like cactus in the oven!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:28 | 4454818 nofluer
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If you were to be caught in a dry, dry land you could do worse than to find a bunch of cactus. Like the barrel cactus has a lot of water in it. Or if you are lucky, find you some musk thistles. They have a hollow main stem that even during a drought is full of water.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:27 | 4454042 slightlyskeptical
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The solution is desalination tied to tidal generated power. Wide spread desalination would also offset rising ocean levels.

I think such a project should be in public rather than private hands. Projects like this are a a perfect way to get money into the economy and will pay dividends for years to come.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:37 | 4454086 Flakmeister
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Look it is good to have a healthy imagination and it is clear that you are curious, and new infrastructure is the just about the only prospect for jobs...

But good god, please think things through before you post....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:47 | 4454115 NOTaREALmerican
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Hey buddy...   I liked his idea.   I've already purchased a "conservative" politician who is sponsoring a "Fresh Water Defense Trust Fund" to build fresh water plants to protect our precious bodily fluids from trrrsss.   And I've purchased a "liberal" politician who is sponsoring a "Fresh Water for all the Children Trust Fund" to build fresh water plants to give our children pure precious bodily-fluids.   There is some disagreement between the two, but in the interests of all the people of this great-n-glorious nation I'm sure a compromise can be hammered out.

Are you trying to mess with my socialist scams again?!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:02 | 4454210 Flakmeister
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Just a little over the top...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:44 | 4454117 Tinky
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Look here, ya stick-in-the-mud, Global Warming could simultaneously be addressed by diverting some of that pesky carbon – in the form of carbon dioxide – into the desalinated water, yielding unlimited amounts of home-grown Perrier.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:51 | 4454154 James_Cole
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Look it is good to have a healthy imagination and it is clear that you are curious, and new infrastructure is the just about the only prospect for jobs...

For the rich areas of the world desalination is the way. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:00 | 4454192 deflator
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For the rich areas of the world desalination is the way. 

 Areas of the world that still have access to inexpensive energy can maybe make desalinization scalable. I think the chosen few have already decided that it's, "no dice" as far as there being any surplus energy for luxuries like fresh water.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:04 | 4454224 James_Cole
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Dubai (otherwise known as the stupidest place on earth) gets ~100% of their water from desalination. Scalable I don't know. Lots of rich places are giving it a go though. 

The question remains, how big of a military will be necessary to protect access to water for the elite? People deprived of water aren't likely to be very happy. Deprive them very slowly? I wonder what the plan is. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:06 | 4454233 Flakmeister
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 Yeah, we can always replace the Ogallala with desalination... 

Ironically, the rich areas of the world are in the least need for water for personal consumption...

For example, Pakistan is all but on the edge of water driven collapse...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:19 | 4454292 akak
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Pakistain is on the edge of a collapse based on any number of individual variables, and has been for some time.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:53 | 4454438 Crisismode
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Unfortunately, they also have nukes.

And Pakistan, not Iran, will likely be the first source of rogue warheads.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:19 | 4454539 Flakmeister
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It is toss up between them and North Korea...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:33 | 4454589 Rafferty
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Delighted to hear it.  The most dishonest and corrupt f*ckers on the face of the planet. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:30 | 4454580 Rafferty
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Could your rebuttal be more specific?  Have spoken to several specialists in the field and they've confirmed that in the right circumstances/conditions wave=powered desalination is practical.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:04 | 4455393 deflator
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Using the tides for power has been bandied about but think about how water is the most powerful force on planet Earth is a double edged sword.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:38 | 4454090 NOTaREALmerican
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Big-Water.   Sounds good.

Some things - like Big-MIC, Big-Road, and Big-Airport - are just too important to be left to Free Enterprise (oh, and Big-AG & Big-PoliceState are important too) 

Most "libertarians" would agree.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:52 | 4454152 Radical Marijuana
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Hah! Being "slightlyskeptical" is such an understatement!

There are plenty of creative alternatives which could theoretically be integrated into systems of solutions. However, under the current systems nothing can be done unless it is financed through even more money made out of nothing, as debts, while the world has already drowned itself in runaway debt slavery generating debt slavery numbers. Therefore, the basic system of fraudulent financing is both the main reason why a series of extremely short-sighted decisions were made, and why no other longer term solutions can be implemented.

The current accumulated debts were due to magical mathematics, in the form of crooked bookkeeping, by the banksters, with the backing of corrupted governments. Since those debts were generated by magical mathematics, there are no real mathematical solutions to the problems of the runaway size of the resulting debt insanities. Therefore, none of the possible creative alternatives could be implemented until after the foundations of the accounting systems were rebuilt. Anything on top of those rotten foundations can not stand, because the whole edifice is already on the verge of collapsing under its own weight.

To stack up the alternatives in proper perspective, the keystone to any system of alternatives MUST be alternative death controls. The REAL systems that exist now are due to the application of the methods of organized crime, in order to be able to make and maintain them. There is no point in analyzing that real history, but then proposing ideal solutions which ignore the results of that analysis. The crucial problem is that government is the biggest form of organized crime, controlled by the best organized gang of criminals. In that context, all suggestions for developing alternative technologies, (of which there IS an abundance) have their central problem being how to develop better organized crime to be able to actually implement them.

Clearly, the collapse into crazy chaos of the current systems of triumphant organized crime is what is going to happen first, before any alternative systems might be built on better foundations. The problem is that the foundations are rotten, and nothing can be built on those foundations, of debt slavery, backed by wars based on deceits, that could stand and work. However, it is impossible to imagine what may be on the other side of that kind of collapse of the established systems ...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:09 | 4454243 Flakmeister
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Another set of crooks will rise up and replace them...

When hasn't that been the case?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:01 | 4455372 Radical Marijuana
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It is no longer possible to tell whether any weather or climate events are "natural" or not!

Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization.
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:57 | 4456044 MEAN BUSINESS

The next meeting of all the crime bosses will be in Paris. They will realize that if they don't get organized, become trans-lithic voluntarily, then their heirs may soon end up bosses of nothing. The science will tell them who the real boss is and they will fear Her. Paris is Fight Club. Do they really want to risk waiting until 2020? I don't think so. I wish them well.

The author asked for solutions and as you say they abound. Here's one to begin the transition but it would have to be adapted so all the bosses can buy shares ; )

40 Point Plan

"LONG AGO I READ A STORY FROM ANOTHER TIMELINE about a character named Candide. He also survived a harrowing series of misadventures and tragedies, then settled on a farm near Constantinople. Listening to a philosophical rant, Candide replied, “That is all very well, but now we must tend our garden.”

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:22 | 4454299 ForTheWorld
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But... you'll still need a lot of water to make the concrete that will be used in the building of the desalination plant, and in a country that's already in a drought, well, that's not going to be easy to procure without some sort of force. Then there's the water used in all the other manufacturing processes, then cleaning the site afterwards etc.

These sorts of things can't be knee-jerk reactions - they need to be conscious plans to prepare for that (un)rainy day.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:29 | 4454051 vote_libertaria...
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Whats the problem.   Just print some more.   Better yet, use one of them new fangled 3-D printers so it fills a bucket!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:30 | 4454055 Spungo
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I would fuck the hell out of that chick from Avatar.

Just sayin'

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:32 | 4454071 asscannon101
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You are my hero and I want to be you when I grow up.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:11 | 4454255 jbvtme
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why would you want to grow up?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:30 | 4454058 Son of Captain Nemo
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Has Nestle Corporation purchased all of Brazil's water already?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:27 | 4454329 Stanley Kubrick
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Don't worry, Nestle's got a GOOD PLAN for the planet:


Global water tax, anyone?


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:36 | 4454605 Son of Captain Nemo
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When I read this I shit my pant!

Between Africa, Libya (past tense after the overthrow of Qadaffi), Australia and Brazil the cleanest water on the planet that could probably take care of more than 2/3 of the World's needs resides in those geographic location(s) and it's companies like Nestle that will attempt to spearhead the effort to do what they did in Libya for more population control.

My God we're a sick lot in the West!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:30 | 4454061 asscannon101
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Brazil has been designated as TBTF. I smell a bailout in the works!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:37 | 4454378 DaddyO
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Yep, the next thing we'll see is Obamaclause flying in with a plane load of freshly minted C notes.

What do you think, a $100 billion or so should do the trick right?

It worked in Cali recently...


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:40 | 4454069 One And Only
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"So what do you think the solutions to these problems are?"

Take one fucking guess. Taxes. If the government could tax every breath we take they would do it. This will be just the excuse.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:35 | 4454079 sangell
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With a little luck it will stay cold in the midwest and Northeast with another polar vortex and some huge snowstorms. Then we get some above average temperatures in the region sufficient to melt all the snow and unleash gigantic sprind floods that ruin spring planting from the Dakotas to the Atlantic coast. Maybe a civil war in the Ukraine too. As global food prices soar Food Stamp EBT cards won't last but a few days and famine will not only sweep over the third world but American ghettos and trailer parks. Imagine a pound of cheap hamburger costing $15. A loaf of bread $10. It will be a world of wonder as the welfare state collapses and the the useless eaters are forced to stop eating.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:22 | 4454303 duo
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There will be another polar vortex in early March.  Four+ days of single digit temperatures in Chicago and DC.  Cold all the way down to Atlanta. 

While the world starves, a third of our farmland will be growing ethanol corn or soybeans for biodiesel.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:40 | 4454390 LFMayor
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And we owe them a meal.... because?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:09 | 4454503 deflator
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Who is,"we" and where does the supposition come from that said, "we" has the ability to feed, "them". I think I know who the we and them is, just trying to clarify for the doublespeak to english translator I am compiling.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:15 | 4454528 LFMayor
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Apologies, brah.  It's tax time and I'm feeling extra salt in all the scratches from the "gibsmedats".   I read it as another begathon plea.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:03 | 4454471 greatbeard
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>> Cold all the way down to Atlanta.

Please hold the line at Atlanta.  All my fruit trees are setting fruit and I don't need no stinkin' late season freeze.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:29 | 4454339 NOTaREALmerican
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Re;  It will be a world of wonder as the welfare state collapses and the the useless eaters are forced to stop eating.

One would assume the top 10% would include more people in their definition of useless eaters than you do.  

The top 10% didn't eat the soylent green, the trash-class did.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:35 | 4454081 Spungo
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This is a good time to remind everyone that it's never a terrible idea to own a water distillation system. The end product is both clean and sterile. Great for camping because you're not really supposed to drink untreated lake or river water (parasites and shit). You can also use your distillation system to make moonshine.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:03 | 4454472 Crisismode
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Does this distillation system require electricity or fossil fuels to operate?


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:20 | 4455413 deflator
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 Distillation requires some energy source to transform liquids into vapors usually by heating the liquid to its boiling point.

 It isn't dissimilar to the notion that everyone can be rich if they just do what I did.

 I remember there was a book called, "The Hydrogen Economy" where the author said we could segway from a top down centrally planned economy to a decentralied bottom up economy if everyone produced their own energy and converyed it to hydrogen.

Hydrogen being an abundant element is unfortunately not found alone in nature as we know it. Hydrogen wants to bond with other elements such as oxygen to create water.

In order to separate Hydrogen from the other elements that it wants to bond with in order to use it as an energy source takes energy. Usually more energy than what is gained.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:43 | 4454109 kevinearick
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Jobs: Habitats 4 Human Depravity

Of course I can see 95% of an organization by the time I walk across the floor. Human behavior is human behavior; identifying the zoo critters is just a matter of seeing the types of boxes they choose to occupy. It’s a distribution, subject to quantum drive.

The empire makes the economy out to be quite complex, with all kinds of people wearing all kinds of hats, but it’s really quite simple. The only people moving forward to the future, with integral minds, are those getting married to raise children to do the same. All others, with derivative minds, are going back to the churn pool. It’s a choice.

If you haven’t gone to college, I’ll save you a lot of trouble. Depending upon how far you want to go, it’s high school times a thousand. We could easily train children to be neurosurgeons and have them operating at peak dexterity by age 16. Individual outcomes would improve, but aggregate economic outcomes would deteriorate.

I went down that path until I hit the healthcare administration, which told me that I had to hurl baseballs at 65 mph into the heads of chimps strapped in a chair, to simulate morons in a car accident, and infect orangutans with HIV to simulate morons killing themselves in a 5000 year old feud, if I wanted to become a part of the AMA peer pressure group. No thanks.

The morons are always trying to prove that they can only repeat their behavior, that the body responds to stimulus activating the brain, and they always prove themselves correct, big surprise, to justify repeating their behavior. If you don’t immediately see all the problems with that approach, read Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, or a little book titled Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Lies, and look up a little thing called homoscedasticity.

The difference between order and chaos is a switch, perception. Yes, if you comply, your individual income will be inflated, but it will be worth less in terms of living standard, income inequality and, ultimately, economic collapse.

If you don’t think neurosurgeons are confined to a very small box, follow one around some day. Like everything else under condition of circulation failure, if you want to be a surgeon, the easiest path is to choose a surgeon as your parent. Extortion does no work, no matter where you go.

Basically, you have two sandboxes, one constructed and packed with critters fighting for space, determined by committee, and another always under construction, with room for growth. The single people, parading in civil marriage, occupying the former, think that effective parents, watching their children build the latter, are stupid, because effective parents don’t care about compliance rewards and noncompliance punishments.

Effective parents only appear on the job as a shield for their children, while they learn to employ the gravity of empire. The majority jockeys for leadership in its sandbox, waiting for what it believes to be useful coming out of the other sandbox, always making the wrong choice, taking what it wants by force because peer pressure has no effect on effective parents, recycling them accordingly.

You raise your children into a family by giving the previous responsibility, but not control, for the next, so you can see the integral and derivative of decisions, and you learn by watching your children correct your mistakes. My dad, and many others, chose to train me because I was always there, ready to go at 5am, which means that I was up at 3am … and because I could hold my liquor and smoke a cigar without regurgitating.

Appreciate what you have been given and you will be given more. The reward for hard work is more, which is why the majority always prefers an artificial world, waiting to consume what the producers have produced. Regurgitation is not education.

The standard of life is to exceed expectation, creatively, to anticipate, and you are not going to get there with emption or logic. You are not differentiated from others by accident. Don’t be so quick to run from a local tyrant into the hands of a global tyrant, or vice versa.

Made in the USA means squat, diminishing return on scale stupidity; that’s why there are no jobs. Run around in circles, hyperventilating and choking, all you like. All Americans do is wait in line, trying to avoid the line in vain, because they do prefer equality in slavery, and the majority is comprised of jealous little monsters, imprisoned in the past, for lack of effective parents.

That’s why no one is showing up to bail out Boeing or Microsoft, the results of which must be inflated.

I don’t have to walk across an organization anymore. I just have to let the morons talk, to a computer. Build the Panama Canal just as large as you like, cut a path across the arctic, do whatever you want. Nature has got hold of the empire now. I don’t have to do anything.

I stayed with Navy for as long as I did because the admirals respected my father and treated me like a son, until Family Common Law consumed Navy as well. The admiral calls the port director, who calls the maintenance supervisor, who calls me, to adjust the admiral’s driveway mirror over on Coronado Island, and I am the enemy, of the majority.

Funny, it turns out that what is in my mind, what all those captains were looking for to make flag, was rather important to the majority. Labor chooses its boss, at-will, not the other way around. Leadership is not about consensus. It’s not about anything they teach you in school. It’s about who shows up when you call, and not everyone has forgotten the lessons of WWII.

One thing is certain; the empire is not life. Hold your position, until you don’t, drop the weight on the empire, and move forward. Faith is seeing the bridge others do not, because you are building it.

Empire property, income and jobs are derivatives of skills, which are derivatives of talents, the development of which begins in a home built for the purpose, but go ahead and prove me wrong. Now, the President has declared war on climate change, and we all know how that will go. Turn off the lights when you go. Oh, that’s right, it’s automatic.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:00 | 4454197 Radical Marijuana
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"... part of the AMA peer pressure group. No thanks."

Sound like you were not a good fit inside the Profit from Disease System, kevinearik.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:05 | 4454721 kevinearick
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if the paper stops circulating, increase the pressure on reduced volume, by the nanosecond if necessary...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:46 | 4454123 angryBuddhist
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I wonder why nobody brings up the fact that since the snow fall this year in the mountains east of California only amounted to 12% - 15% of normal and this same snow is what melts and runs off into the Colorado river and same melt runoff piles up into Lake Meade which is the source of water that powers Hoover Dam which is the source of much of the electricity for most of southern California and all of Nevada (this includes Las Vegas) and the surrounding regions and Lake Meade is already 100+ feet below its normal levels . . . add all this together  - no warter = no electricity. Is the Fed going to "print" water as needed to fix the problem?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:50 | 4454151 NOTaREALmerican
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With enough money, we can build a coast-to-coast, border-to-border fresh-water canal.  

Big-Water is prepared to invest in our children's future and fire-up-them tractors driven by hard-workin' high payin' union jobs that made this great-n-glorious country great-n-glorious.   All it takes in the political will to do what it takes to make this great-n-glorious country great-n-glorious again.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:07 | 4454235 SmallerGovNow2
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fuck the union jobs part...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:17 | 4454279 halfawake
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but what about trrrsts?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:23 | 4454313 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  but what about trrrsts?

A new law enforcment division of the Department of Motherland Security.

The WSA - Water Security Administration - will patrol - in Italian style gondola's - all 5700 miles of canal.    We'd need thousand upon thousands of highly trained WSA gondoliers providing high paying union jobs which made this great-n-glorious country great-n-glorious.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:35 | 4454361 halfawake
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phew... fantastic, i was starting to worry there for a second. but now i feel safe and cared for.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:31 | 4455497 deflator
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 Don't forget the pensions and full bennies that go along with  these glorious government jobs that will no doubt save the planet for generations to come.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:31 | 4454346 Poofter Priest
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Yup, include New Mexico and Arizona (O.K....I can't resist...Arid-zona)

And the last area to lose water access will be SoCal. They were smart back then. They put up $30 million to help build out that whole system. The feed pipe for SoCal is at the lowest level. All the other feed lines are above that one.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:51 | 4454432 lewietheparrot
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Thanks, angryB,

I was wondering about snowfall in the sierra----nearly nothing as you report is interesting considering the other conditions----how about the Rio Grande?

This could be a big deal if it continues



Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:51 | 4454667 FLHRS
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Look at a map.  The Colorado River feeds from the Colorado Rockies, and they are above 100% snow pack this year.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:46 | 4454126 adr
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This is what you get when you concentrate a population into fewer and fewer areas. Atlanta was a huge mistake to make into a major metro area with no source for fresh water. The same thing goes for Vegas and most of Arizona.

We haven't mastered terraforming yet. The desert is dry, trying to make it wet is a losing proposition. Screw California they made thier bed and they should have to live in it. I actually hope this drought destroys that worthless state.

 There is a reason why so many people settled in the Great Lakes region and the plains. But now with the bullshit water rights and international corporate crap, Great Lakes water, actually the feeder rivers, is being bottled up by Nestle so they can sell it off to China.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:53 | 4454167 NOTaREALmerican
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Re: But now with the bullshit water rights

And don't forget all the free road and water infrastructure built for the free-enterprise loving' home-building industry who NEVER asked for any goddamn government handouts because they worked for their goddamn money and didn't need no goddamn government program to give them any goddamn hand-outs like these goddamn people on wellfare!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:53 | 4454168 akak
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Atlanta was a huge mistake

You could have just left it at that.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:49 | 4454660 Rafferty
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Would be fine if you could ship  all the hood rats back to Africa.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:24 | 4455953 MeelionDollerBogus
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A lot of them are from Europe - gonna ship them back too?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:09 | 4454247 Waterfallsparkles
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We should sell our water for the same price as a gallon of oil.  That would fix the trade imbalance.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:23 | 4454610 lewietheparrot
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:27 | 4454330 Poofter Priest
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Yeah....wortheless state.

Just all that agriculture and fishing grounds.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:53 | 4454165 youngman
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In the last 10 years Brazil has built several big damns.....they should be okay

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