(9AM – promoted by RiaD)
In order to grok the future, it is necessary to understand the present and remember the past. In order to influence the future, strategies must be emplaced. This is my attempt to bring the docudharma nation to concensus of understanding.
Apparently, something is more important to members of Congress
Submitted by feline on July 17, 2008 – 9:57am.
than public opinion; more important than the U.S. Constitution, the treaties of the Geneva Conventions, and the Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal; more important than truth, justice, accountability, restoration of the rule of law. It’s something so terribly important that the opinions of the United Nations, the International Red Cross, retired generals, veterans and enlisted military personnel, the intelligence community, imbedded journalists, victims’ families, judges, constitutional and international legal scholars, psychiatrists, etc. are basically obsolete. Something is more important than our civil liberties, real national security, a stable domestic infrastructure, and diplomatic foreign policy.
Providing immunity to violators of the law and perpetrators of obstruction is more important than any of our opinions.
It is intriguing to consider what is more important to Congress.
If it is loyalty to party, then why continue to aid and abet the criminality by handing them everything they ask for: approving billions and billions more in appropriations for the occupation of Iraq when they promised they would end the war (It was priority #1) ; The military commissions act; the newest unconstitutional FISA bill; the approval of Mukaskey as Attorney General; etc?
When we elected a democratic majority house, I thought that at least we could stop losing ground. But that didn’t occur. Instead we got we can’t pass this and we can’t pass that…..we don’t have a veto proof majority. When they got a majority of both houses of Congress, the whining we hear about the inability to pass good legislation made no sense. However, the plan does make sense only if you have a majority in the House and not the Senate.
So again I ask, “If you have a majority in both houses why do you still pass bad legislation rather than no legislation?” They want a share of the power and assume that by allowing the Republicans to implode, they will win by default. But because they stuck with the same plan anyway, they are stupid. And they think we are stupider.
Well let me tell you, the neocons and the media are going to treat this Democratic President like they did Jimmy Carter. They are going to crucify him every chance they get. If you look at recent history and the lessons learned from Nixon, after Carter we got 12 years of Republican Presidents. That is what they want. They want total control from 2013 to 2025 and beyond. They will control the use and distribution of energy to set themselves up as kings.
The Olduvai Theory states that the life
expectancy of industrial civilization is approximately
100 years: circa 1930-2030.
Seven intervals: 1) From 1930 to 1945 e shows
irregular growth during the Great Depression and
World War II.8 2) The strong growth from 1945 to
1970 correlates with the strong growth in world oil and
natural gas production. 3) The slowing growth of e
from 1970 to 1979 reflects slackening oil production.
4) The rugged Plateau from 1979 to 2003 shows that
energy production ran neck-in-neck with population
growth. 5) The Brink from 2004 to circa 2008
represents the energy industry*s struggle to keep up
with rising demand. 6) The Olduvai Cliff from circa
2008 to 2030 correlates with a spreading epidemic of
permanent blackouts. 7) From 2030 onward society
approaches the agrarian level of existence.
The rules are changing…..back. Did you know there is a worldwide hunger crisis going on right now. How can that be when 2007 was the year humans produced the most food ever? Maybe there is something more fundamental going on.
World Energy and Population: the Basis
During the last two centuries we have known
nothing but exponential growth and in parallel
we have evolved what amounts to an
exponential-growth culture, a culture so heavily
dependent upon the continuance of exponential
growth for its stability that it is incapable of
reckoning with problems of no growth. (M. King
Hubbert, 1976, p. 84).
A population crash is coming and chaos will ensue. Rather then find solutions to the predicted coming chaos, they selfishly welcome it.
WORLD POPULATION SCENARIOS
The resource wars will run their courses, and
populations will crash. The journey back to
‘natural* levels of world population will not be
a joyous one. Have policy-makers begun to
grasp the scale of the problem that confronts
them? Are they still dazzled by the contention that
rates of increase are slowing, not grasping that all
the time the numbers are mounting up?
Only there is a big hole in your plans. When the oil runs out for us, it will run out for your Army and
Air Force Bureau of Weather Control. Also in other countries, Wind and solar power are delivering higher then expected returns. Some are already over 15% of their total national consumption from these sources alone. Looks like they might have a chance to survive.