Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Do What You Can

 Ruminating Too Much,

  We get a long time to think about things, or something like a month, anyway, so I'm arguing that we do so.
The main thing upon which our society is based is the means-of-production, that which makes our food and stuff and supplies our utilities, building materials, and so on. 
  Many of us have come to take the means of production as a given, assuming that it will remain always present and always adequate.
The US got a century of oil powered economy pasted onto a previous century of progressively coal-driven economy, and vast virgin forests, aquifers and mineral wealth. That was always enough to grow into until 1971 or so when US oil production peaked out. That same moment, the US ran low on gold, and defaulted on the dollar. The dollar and global oil were more intertwined than ever by 1985, and the seemingly endless economic growth resumed. Glad that's over. Thank you Mr Reagan!
  I commented yesterday that Americans are to oil, as a fish is to water. We can use less gas, and we use less this year, but everything we have comes through gasoline, diesel and natural gas power to industry, transportation, mining, and synthesis of special substances that everything comes wrapped in.
  We are in way over our heads and can't really think our way out of this box. We will have to do this step by step.
No top-down fix will work. It has to be each of us and all of us finding adaptations over this decade. Will our society change direction under totalitarianism, or will we do so with more local and personal autonomy? Each approach has strengths, totalitarianism might work better at first, but it might not, because we are starting in such a zombie-economy mess. In the medium to longer term, everybody at all e=levels of society working things out to self-reorganize our system of political economy is clearly the best way for our species to adapt to a world of declining fossil fuel and resources.

​  ​Peak oil – including from fracking and tar sands – finally occurred in 2018.  Hardly anyone noticed because – as happened in the USA in 1970 – everyone assumed that it would be a temporary blip.  Oil extraction in 2019 was not substantially lower than 2018; but there was no month in 2019 when extraction was higher than it had been in November 2018.  And, of course, in 2020 the world discovered more urgent issues to worry about.  Nevertheless, oil extraction – and oil demand – plummeted as a result of the various state responses to the pandemic.  Some wells will be shut permanently as the cost of reopening them is too high.  Others will reopen, but only if the price of oil rises considerably.  Pipelines and refineries will also have to be repaired.  

  The elites who own us and own the means of production and own the property and the politicians and the deep state had a plan that got a wench thrown in the works when some smart-asses un-fixed the 2016 election and we ended up with Donald Trump in the White House failing to go along with that plan. Can a plan work after a 4 year delay? 
Do we human beings get to play a part in this massive economic reset? 
Whoever the courts and electoral college decide is president, we will get something drastically less than what is being promised. 
The tension is only beginning. Secure basic needs going forward.

Jim Kunstler:  One other thing: whoever occupies that office beginning in 2021 is going to face an overwhelming economic crisis. Oil production, which stood just under 13 million barrels-a-day at its peak November, 2019, is down over 2 million barrels a day now, and will be sinking to about 7 million barrels-a-day in 2021, which is far short of what we use. Shale oil is a bust. It costs too much to get out of the ground and the companies that put their mojo into shale can’t make any money at it, and can’t pay off their loans, and won’t get new loans to continue operations. So, the whole industry is going to shit. Oil is what has supported the US economy for a hundred years, and it’s over. Our attempt to compensate for that quandary by borrowing more and more money at every level is also drawing to a close. It will break the bond markets, the dollar, and the banks. This is the essence of the long emergency and we’re entering the heart of the storm now.
  It will require a pretty thorough rearrangement of life in our country, mainly in downscaling everything we do and re-localizing productive activity as much as possible. This has absolutely nothing to do with race-and-gender issues or any of the other ideological horse-shit that has preoccupied the Left for more than a decade.

Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis: Winner of Trump-Biden race will be determined by courts — we don’t know yet who won

Trump Attorney: Manual Recounts May Be Necessary in 30 States After Software “Glitch” Is Caught Erasing 6,000 Votes for Donald Trump in Just One County

Trump campaign alleges two-tiered voting system, potential fraud in Pennsylvania election lawsuit
The suit was filed in federal court against Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Kathy Boockvar and the Boards of Elections in seven counties.

Barr authorizes DOJ prosecutors to investigate election irregularities
"Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the Department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election," Barr noted in the memo.

​  Stories I think we should consider are more and more marginalized in recent years, even recent days. The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal carefully avoid important news for people, because it is counter to the interests of their elite owners. 
The American Herald Tribune, edited by my friend, Professor Anthony James, has been deplatformed by the censorship arm of the deep state.

  ​Lindsey Graham is seldom an object of anybody's admiration, but he is a "live player" in the political battles. 
He appears to back Trump. He switches sides when it's good for him. He's probably worth watching.

Anomalies and Deviations, from The Automatic Earth blog, has some of the links to stories I present below, and is a good overview of election rigging evidence.​

​Statistical and graphic analysis of vote tallies are presented here. . How much will the courts be "willing to see"? Which courts?

​  Graphical analysis of sudden changes in mail-in ballot Trump-Biden ratio by time of counting are very easy to look at. Trump-Biden ratios in some places stayed constant, in other places, there was a moment in time where the mail-in ballots were either completely, or overwhelmingly for Biden. How might that happen? Was anybody watching? Truckloads of ballots?
"It Defies Logic": Scientist Finds Telltale Signs Of Election Fraud After Analyzing Mail-In Ballot Data

​  What computer programs has "our" spook world developed to tailor electronic voting tallies to their liking? Were these how Biden suddenly turned the tables on Sanders in the spring? Where might these programs be applicable to an American presidential election?
‘The Hammer’ And ‘Scorecard’: Weapons Of Mass (Vote) Manipulation?
​  ​In February 2009, the Obama administration commandeered a powerful supercomputer system known as THE HAMMER. THE HAMMER includes an exploit application known as SCORECARD that is capable of hacking into elections and stealing the vote, according to CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery, who designed and built THE HAMMER.  

System ‘Glitch’ Also Uncovered In Wisconsin – Reversal of Swapped Votes Removes Lead from Joe Biden
​ ​When this one is confirmed it will result in a 19,500 vote gain for Trump making the Wisconsin race a total toss-up.​..
​ But then suddenly at 11:57 these votes had swapped. Biden was reported with 46,649 and Trump was reduced to Biden’s former total of 37,133. These votes had swapped from the President Trump to Biden – again a swap from a Republican to a Democrat. The net impact was 19,032 votes.

​Dominion Voting Machines and the company that runs them might be important.​
“..the company “uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch.” “That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election..”  

​  John Ward, from across the pond has a look, focusing on Ohio, and especially on the basic workings of vote rigging. You have to do the grunt work late at night when watchers go home to be.
Whatever you think of Donald Trump, the notion that there were no grounds for suspicion about the 2020 Presidential Election is preposterous

Tessa Fights Robots:  #Elections2020: A Nation of Televangelists
​  ​I’ll address the elections in a second but first, let’s resolve the fundamental thing: Are other people entitled to having impactful opinions that don’t coincide with mine?
If the answer is yes, the rest is easy. And if the answer is no, please say hi to your inner fascist.
Now, do I have a “thing” that freaks me out?
​  ​Yes. I am freaked out by technofascism, by the attack on nature, on privacy, on human contact, and on the physical world at large. I am freaked out by the attack on my ability to move around as I please, to have consensual physical interactions of any kind, on the sovereignty of my body, and on my right not to harm myself. (Spoiler alert: Neither candidate is very helpful in that regard.)

Preparing Banana Grove
(Pictured a few days ago after roto-tilling the bed I had previously broadforked and amended, and will plant with bananas this month)


  1. I am inclined to take anything from "The Gateway Pundit" with a very large grain of salt based on this evaluation of that website.

    1. The use of distasteful sites when all of the nicer sites are censoring is addressed above:
      ​ Stories I think we should consider are more and more marginalized in recent years, even recent days. The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal carefully avoid important news for people, because it is counter to the interests of their elite owners.
      The American Herald Tribune, edited by my friend, Professor Anthony James, has been deplatformed by the censorship arm of the deep state.

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