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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Vicious Ugly Face of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

The theme of my blog is the Event Horizon, the point at which the pace of events and change quickens and gets faster and faster and faster, until things get so cockeyed that you hardly know which end is up, the world is spinning and whirling all around you, left becomes right, up is down, black is white  -- and things become so furious, the crescendo of insanity howls and shrieks all around you, the world seems to lose all normal sense, people act out in all sorts of strange and bizarre ways, there are more and more abnormal weather events, earthquakes, wars, rumors of wars, floods, economic crises, and more -- there may even by mind-numbing mass mortality events.

It seems more than you can take in or bear, and still it keeps coming.

Well, my friends, I think we re now entering into the outer bands of the Event Horizon.  The ride is likely to get bumpier from here on, for at least the next few years.

The recent hurricanes in the USSA and the Caribbean islands, along with the recent spate of major earthquakes in Mexico, and elsewhere along the Ring of Fire, suggest that we have crossed over the threshold into the beginning of the Event Horizon.

I won't even get into the growing likelihood of nuclear warfare between the USSA and North Korea (and perhaps other countries, as well) and the increasingly bizarre, erratic behavior of the so-called "President" of the USSA, Donald Trump. The man is a blithering idiot, and please, don't even try to tell me that he is playing 3-D political chess.  At this point I doubt that he is even competent to play with Tinker toys or play dough.

What's Going On In Texas? (and Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands?)

Over the last few days and weeks, many of the Caribbean islands and also the Texas Gulf Coast and nearby inland regions of Texas, most of the state of Florida  and the USSA Territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (in the Caribbean) have been slammed, even devastated by hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Let's look at Houston. Hurricane Harvey destroyed up to one million cars in its rampage in Texas. There is no meaningful public transport in Houston, which is a stereotypical car town, so how are people getting to work? Are they getting to work? Does their place of work still exist, or is their workplace usable or safe?

The Houston business press reports that 134,500 residences were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey (while not mentioning how many businesses were destroyed or damaged). Let's arbitrarily say that the average household contains 3 people (some will have one person, some will have four or five) -- so a back of the envelope guesstimate suggests that about half a million people (or more?) were forced out of their houses and apartments because their domicile was either destroyed or badly damaged by water and wind and they temporarily had to relocate due to mud, mold, mildew, ripped off roof, etc. and emergency repairs underway until the residence is once again habitable, if it is repairable.

Where are these several hundreds of thousands of people now? Where are they living? What are they doing? It's a very large number of people.

They have lost their cars. They have lost their apartments or houses. Many have lost their employment. Are half a million people in camps? Have they been disappeared? Are they living under plastic sheets by the side of the road and sleeping on cardboard? Without a car and a house how do they survive in a car-necessary-city? There is a yawning silence about these questions from the mainstream news media in the USSA.

But here is one example from the British press -- note well -- the British press, not the USSA press. A five member family had to flee their apartment due to flooding, but are nevertheless being required to pay rent -- and late fees! -- for an apartment they cannot live in. The husband cannot work because of flooding and they have few options. Indeed, the article says that 180,000 Houston-area homes have been badly damaged. I get the feeling that the situation in Houston and the surrounding area is far worse than the USSA government is admitting. That family can probably be multiplied by 100,000 fold. My guesstimate of half a million victims of the storm and flooding in Texas may even be far too low.

Watch the following YouTube videos about recent hurricane related events in coastal Texas. The report of armed, rogue "contractors" and federal agents intentionally flooding Houston neighborhoods without first evacuating the inhabitants is most troubling, as is the report about flushing the many dead bodies in the flood waters (some with bullet wounds) out to sea, as is the report of FEMA prison barges being brought into the Port Arthur area, just to the east of Houston. Watch the video about the FEMA barge and note the view of the interior. It is clearly a large, maximum security jail.

It appears that extremely ugly events are going down in Texas about which the USSA government and its partners in crime, the mainstream news media, are silent.


My Time At Hurricane Harvey

FEMA BARGES In TEXAS Are JAILS!! (watch it -- look inside)

Similarly, we are hearing very little out of Florida, though a week and a half ago, there were reports that 90% of the homes in the Florida Keys were "destroyed" or suffered "major damage." Given that 10,000 people reportedly defied evacuation orders to remain in the Florida Keys, 90% of them would have had their homes totally destroyed or heavily damaged, while they were in them. So what was the real death toll in the Keys? Obviously, your odds of physical survival are extremely problematic if your house is totally destroyed or heavily damaged while you are in it. I've got questions which neither the news media nor government are answering.

I have been unable to find hard numbers, or any numbers at all, for the total numbers of damaged and destroyed houses in Florida due to Irma, though many houses were reported under water in Naples, and there was heavy damage in Saint Augustine and record flooding in Jacksonville. It is as if there were a hard news vacuum on what really happened in Florida.

And what is going on in Puerto Rico? We know very little, other than that the entire island of 3.5 million people has completely lost electrical power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and that the electrical grid will not be restored for weeks, or even months.

For most people, and most businesses, that means no computers, no Internet, no lights, no radio, no elevators or escalators, no TV, no traffic lights, no food refrigeration, no cell phone or other telephone service, no municipal water supply, no sewage treatment, no gasoline pumps, and on and on.

Roads are blocked and bridges are washed out. Imagine modern banking without electricity and digital technology. Imagine modern supermarkets without electricity -- no cash registers, no refrigeration, no lights. Imagine modern hospitals with no electricity -- no surgical operating room, no dialysis machines, no respirators. And on and on. Puerto Rico has been abruptly plunged into the 19th century, but without appropriate 19th century infrastructure and with a dense population of 3.5 million people that requires a 21st century infrastructure with electricity -- which no longer is available.

In other words, the dire circumstances imply the imminent, potential (probable?) break down of civil society for 3.5 million people. Today is just the third day of the crisis, which will grow more and more acute with each passing day. The solutions to the crisis will be slow in coming.

Puerto Rico is now, therefore, living a huge humanitarian crisis. Yet the full dimensions of what is happening are not being reported by the mainstream news media.

As regards the situation in the Virgin Islands, which were slammed by Irma and then shortly afterward by Maria, there is next to nothing in the news.

This is not a case where no news is good news.

I have an unsettling feeling about all of these things.


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Expect The Unexpected -- Things Will Be Changing

My mini-vision of a couple of months ago of the date, 4 September,  has proved to be prescient. It is clear now that these days in early September are a crucial watershed period for the USSA and possibly for the world, as the USSA undergoes trial by Hurricane(s) and appears to be poised on the brink of possible nuclear war with North Korea. Both Donald Trump and the USSA as a whole are under terrific stress right now -- militarily, politically, economically, socially, meteorologically -- at the individual and national level.

Here's the reality: we are now to the point where there will be more and more changes, more and more problems and chaos. The world is changing and as we move deeper into the Event Horizon the pace of events will quicken, faster and faster, more and more.

Eventually the confusion may become completely overwhelming, or nearly so, and we may not even be in contact anymore.

As things break down, something new will emerge, perhaps with a more prosperous and peaceful, multi-polar world order as proposed by Vladimir Putin, with more of an emphasis on Asia and the Global South, but first it does look like much of the world will go through a time of  turmoil, even violent turmoil in some countries -- which already exists for people in Syria, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other places.

Karmically and politically that turmoil has also already begun in the USSA. It will get worse and worse, maybe a very great deal worse. It looks like there may very well be a years-long period of pronounced decline and chaos in the USSA dominated global system of governance. Indeed, the USSA itself may break up and splinter into pieces, much as the former Soviet Union did more than 25 years ago.

The trial by hurricane(s) that the USSA is now undergoing is like the pounding that a heavyweight boxer undergoes when he absorbs a withering series of powerful body blows in a 15-round slug fest. The damaging body blows have a cumulative effect that after a given point can bring even the most powerful of men crashing down to defeat. 

Have no doubt, what has just happened in Houston is a powerful body blow for the USSA system. Houston, and the surrounding area of the Gulf Coast, is a vital component of the industrial and economic might of the USSA, as a crucial petrochemical, petroleum refining and commercial shipping center, and nerve center of the global, petroleum business.

But Houston, and the surrounding region, have been trashed due to the ravages of Hurricane Harvey and its heavy flooding aftermath. Houston may never again be the city that we have known it to be during the second half of the 20th century and the opening years of the 21st century. I used to clean windows for some wealthy clients in the oil business, who had a big, two-storey, rambling house with lots of windows in one of those upscale neighborhoods down along Buffalo Bayou on the west side of town. I imagine their big, expensive house sustained a lot of water damage and may not even be habitable at this point, assuming they will want to live there anymore.

A Texas friend writes in to say: 

Houston has been destroyed.  They may save the tall civic center buildings but the city itself is lost.  All our cities are built upon a structure:  the very poor live in the worst parts of the city, getting by through whatever means they can--selling drugs, selling labor, stealing, etc.  By the time you get to someone who can actually rent a room you are several levels above the real slums. All that housing and the small businesses that served those people are gone now.
Considering the condition of the ground, it will be a long time before it dries out enough to build there.  Frame structures that are flooded can't be saved; they are infected with molds, viruses and industrial pollutants.  Developers can get properties for pennies; they will have a field day, at the expense of the former owners.

Got insurance?  You will have to sue to collect.

But just wait...

Hurricane Irma arrives in South Florida in the coming days and bids fair to be a repeat of Harvey, and maybe even worse. 

It looks like the southeast coastline, from South Florida all the way up to South Carolina, will be ravaged within the next week, with very extensive property damage and displacement of the coastal population.

I used to live, once upon a time, in a tiny little house beneath towering, stately, pecan trees, right along the very edge of a large salt marsh in rural, coastal Georgia. At low tide I could walk barefoot for miles in the tidal flats, through an endless labyrinth of tidal creeks running through a seemingly never-ending expanse of marsh grass that extended nearly to the horizon, with the mud squishing through my toes, watching the marsh hens in their deliberate stalking of their prey, and setting a crab trap or two, which might even have caught the occasional fish along with a few crabs. All of that is likely to be overwhelmed by a furious 20 foot storm surge in three or four days from now. That tranquil little house under the ancient pecan trees down by the sea, will probably be destroyed and those huge, old pecan trees may be uprooted and washed away, as well.

And not only those trees and that little house, but also much of the little town where those trees and that little house stand. It is, all of it, barely 5 feet above sea level, if that, and the projected storm surge is as much as 20 feet and maybe even more. 

Beyond that, there is the USSA Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Georgia, the USSA Navy Aircraft Carrier Base at Mayport, Florida and the Cape Canaveral Space Port at Cocoa Beach, Florida. All of these facilities are immediately on the coast, mere feet above sea level, and highly vulnerable to the high winds and high storm surge that Irma is imminently going to inflict on that region.

Then there are the miles of high rise condominiums and hotels, banks and other skyscrapers in Miami, that are built right along the beach, right down along the seashore. What happens when those twenty and thirty and forty story buildings take 10 or 15 feet of storm surge, and 150 mph winds? 

We'll soon find out.

But that's not all.

The USSA Deep State Is Gearing Up To Attack North Korea

The war drums against North Korea are beating louder and louder, week after week. While I realize perfectly well that many people say that the prospect of a shooting nuclear war is too insane to contemplate, that such a ghastly eventuality could never occur, that cooler heads will prevail, that not even the War Hawks in the Pentagon could actually be so demented as to wage such a destructive, genocidal war, the hard reality is that over the last 70 years, the military-industrial-intelligence complex of the USSA has made extensive, multi-trillion dollar preparations to fight and *win* just such a nuclear conflict. 

That is the harsh truth of the matter. Whether or not you think that is a good idea, whether or not you approve of such a plan and preparations -- none of that matters to them. Their priorities are not necessarily your priorities. For you, nuclear mushroom clouds are probably a really, really bad thing; for them, nuclear mushroom clouds are but a means to an end -- domination of the planet by them on their terms They intend to engineer the enormous death and destruction in a manner that results in their political, military, economic and social control of the entire planet, or so they think.

Accordingly, in recent days, Donald Trump has proposed cutting off trade with all countries that engage in trade with North Korea, including China. Now, China and the USSA have bilateral trade that runs to $600 billion or more per year, so a cut-off of trade with China would be a crippling blow for the Chinese economy and also the economy of the USSA. In fact, a policy that stupid would end up harming China and the USSA far more than North Korea. Even worse, it might lead to a shooting war between the USSA and China.

Not surprisingly, the Chinese can see that geopolitical events in northeast Asia are rapidly spiraling in an ugly direction and have just staged a defensive military drill in the region near North Korea. The Chinese understand that the USSA has a more than century-long history of repeated, highly destructive military interventions and wars in Asia -- in the Philippines, against Japan, in Korea, in Indo-China -- and are overtly signalling that if they are threatened, that they will militarily defend Chinese territory and interests.

Essentially, the USSA is now in real deep kimchi, if you catch my drift. My personal analysis is that if the stand off with North Korea goes to a shooting war, in the end it will not go well for the USSA, not even if it initially appears that the USSA is prevailing or has prevailed militarily. I don't believe at all that the Pentagon can deliver a knock-out punch to North Korea's political leadership, its military, its command and control structure and its industrial base without unleashing a broader war that will inevitably blow back to the USSA mainland itself, with disastrous effect. To wit: what if the North Koreans do manage to explode an A-bomb, or two or three, on cities in the USSA, as they have said they can do? Or pop off an EMP weapon over the mainland of the USSA that plays havoc with the national electrical grid and electronic and digital infrastructure, with deleterious consequences for the national economy and industrial base? 

Nevertheless, it does seem that the USSA really intends to attack North Korea, no matter what, and the North Koreans understand that. I think that the North Koreans will fight back, very fiercely, if they are attacked by Pentagon forces. They have watched what the USSA and "friends" have done to Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc. They remember very well the millions that the USSA slaughtered in Korea in the 1950s. They remember what the USSA and friends did to Muammar Ghaddafi and Saddam Hussein. I do not believe that Kim Jong-un intends to be sodomized to death with a bayonet up the butt like Muammar Ghaddafi, or to hang by the neck like Saddam Hussein after a rigged, political show trial.

The North Koreans have determined that they will not permit that to happen in North Korea. I understand their point of view. There is a viciously genocidal rogue state in this equation and it is the USSA, far more so than North Korea, which has invaded no other country in the time that the USSA has rampaged all over the planet, attacking, bombing and invading country after country after country.

So which country is the out of control, rogue state that most threatens international stability?

That said, the evidence suggests that the North Koreans do have, at the least, a boosted yield A-bomb, with a yield perhaps of up to 150 kilotons. They may have ten or twenty of them, for all I know. If they're attacked, they will certainly use them, or try to. They may already have fitted them to their intermediate range and intercontinental ballistic missiles. They may already have a couple of submarines at sea with these missiles, silently drifting with the current, with a skeleton crew, awaiting launch orders from Pyongyang. I mean, who knows?

The North Koreans may even have their own, rudimentary Dead Man's Switch, such that if Pyongyang is destroyed or the North Korean national leadership is decapitated the submarine commanders and other missile commanders have orders to fire immediately and at will.

I rule nothing out. 

I don't even rule out possible nuclear false flag attacks by the USSA Deep State against cities and targets in the mainland USSA, so that the Pentagon and the Deep State can falsely blame the North Koreans and get their eagerly desired nuclear war on. Of course it will be a total, red-white-and-blue Hell, if they do that, but did that stop them from attacking the Pentagon itself on 9/11, and the World Trade Center Towers in New York City? On the contrary, killing thousands or even millions of people is what they do, what they have done repeatedly in the past, and what all the publicly available evidence suggests they are now preparing to do again, maybe even yet this week, for all anyone knows.

Were I USSA President I would offer North Korea a genuine peace treaty with an international guarantee of their national borders being secure, thereby finally putting a definitive legal end to the Korean War, and engage them in trade and direct diplomatic negotiations. But then, in the political world as it is, men who think as I do cannot come to power in the USSA, because the business of the USSA is war. Men like me are jailed by the Feds and I have been jailed and imprisoned by the Feds, multiple times, for my nonviolent, always peaceful, anti-nuclear protests, so I am writing you these words from South America, where I intend to remain, as the Northern Empire goes through its violent, psychopathic, demonic, insane death throes.

I know what the political rhetoric is, but the reality is that it is the USSA that is primarily responsible for having brought the Korean situation to the crisis point. However crazy the men in Pyongyang may be, at least history explains and even largely justifies their profound mistrust of the USSA and its policies, whereas the crazies in Washington, DC are simply demonically, insanely, psychopathically barking mad, beyond all hope of redemption or correction, and beyond all rational understanding.

We'll see what the coming days bring, as the USSA drifts deeper into serial disasters, largely of its own contrivance. 

Will it inflict a hideous nuclear war on itself? 

Or will it go down by cascading failure of its infrastructure, as its large cities sequentially self-destruct due to natural disasters, political, economic and social chaos, and a growing, destitute, homeless, unemployed, refugee population?

Or both at the same time?


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