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    Daily Digest 11/24 — More Bad News for Meat; Texas Imagines Renewable Energy Bitcoin Mines

    by Jeanne

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:50 AM

Energy

This Houston tech company wants to build renewable energy-run bitcoin mines across Texas

Houston-based tech company Lancium announced Tuesday it raised $150 million to build bitcoin mines across Texas that will run on renewable energy.

Energy Secretary Slams Big Oil’s ‘Enormous Profits’ as Travelers Face Sticker Shock

As gasoline prices have soared to $1.30 more per gallon on average compared to last year, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm criticized the American oil industry Tuesday for continuing to rake in millions in profits.

Environment

WSP and Partners Complete Largest Environmental Restoration Project in U.S. History

On Friday, Nov. 19, the South Florida Water Management District marked the completion of the C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area (STA), a 6,300-acre man-made wetland area designed to restore, protect and preserve water resources in the region.

The Deception Continues As Companies Hide Behind Fake Environmental Promises

Global Witness, Greenpeace, and Earthworks filed a false advertising complaint against Chevron earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which enforces rules against deceptive ads. The environmental groups said that, despite Chevron’s ads boasting of its investment in renewable energy, the company spent just 0.2% of its annual capital expenditure budget — roughly $26 million a year — on ecologically-sound energy sources.

Health

The health impact of the global meat trade

Over the past 2 decades, the global trade in red and processed meat has more than doubled, from 10 million tonnes in 1993–1995 to 24.8 million tonnes in 2016–2018. The authors of a new study, which appears in BMJ Global Health, point out that producing red meat for export has environmental costs in terms of lost habitats and biodiversity and harms consumers’ health.

Wildfire smoke linked to 17% increase in Covid cases

Exposure to wildfire smoke is linked to an increased risk of contracting Covid-19, according to a study published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 

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6 Comments

  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 4:36pm

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    thc0655

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    Overpopulation, peak oil, soil depletion, Eastern vs Western US, and survival strategies

    https://bisonprepper.blogspot.com/2021/11/november-article.html?m=1

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    I'm saying that you WILL once again overpopulate. And you can either get ready for that by taking better care of the soil, to increase the health of the plants adding to your survivability, or you can plan on the Violence or the Population equation to counter the consequences of worse soil. You can use violence to take from better soil elsewhere, or you can go the infanticide or geriatricide route. These are your options, because right now, you SHOULD be viewing the negative consequences of relying on oil to mask our bad soil.

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    You are a retard if you think Corona will ever end. It cannot end, because it is the camouflage for violence counterbalancing our depleting oil no longer replacing our depleted soil. Right now, the triage is slight and barely noticeable. We started out Opium Killing the seniors, right about after the Baby Boomers started retiring. Now we are Corona Killing them. And if you think Governor Grandma Killer is a bug and not a feature, you have no clue what we are in for. Of COURSE the government is Baby Stepping the genocide. But triage it is. Of COURSE they are Baby Stepping the race war. But triage it is. Of COURSE they are Baby Stepping the total end of imports, by merely ending the useless plastic trinket supply, but that WILL soon include all energy and food imports. A triage.

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    Banana shortage due to a hurricane? I thought hurricane season was over a few months ago? When you see shortage after shortage after shortage, do you not see anything but shortages in your future? You shouldn't. Institutional system shortages, a form of benign violence ( like the over a year and a half old drug supply shortage, killing by neglect ), is the START of violence direct to flash flood depopulation. A triage. If you need any more detail than that, just stay in the suburbs next to the ghetto. A revolver should have enough ammo to put the whole family out of their misery before they are burned alive inside.

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    Get your head out of your flag draped ass. Hubris kills. Not to say, head East, young man. This is only to say, despite more enemies to kill, the East is most of our long term better bet. But you are where you are. Make the best of it. Realistically assess your area, and make hard choices. I make no secret of the fact I might be successful as a herder, if the breeders survive, but even then, I'll also have to be a raider. That is the geological imperative. If you are East, you'll have to depopulate your area of operation.

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    In the West, you'll need to genocide. The area does NOT support those already there, the resources too fragile to accommodate any others. In the East, you just need to persuade them to move on. In the West, because water is too far apart without oil transportation, if you let anyone live they have no choice but to double back and attack you. In the East, even with more people, they are not forced to go far to survive, so you will have less conflict even so ( except that coastal corridor ). And no, all the Yankees will NOT move south to survive. Cutting wood for winter is safer than attacking those living in the South.

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  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 4:42pm

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    thc0655

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    The Narrative has already collapsed, we just don’t see it

    https://www.francisberger.com/bergers-blog/the-narrative-has-already-collapsed-we-just-dont-see-it

    I get the sense many of us are waiting for the big narrative implosion - that Götterdammerung supernova that will occur when the fiery ball of lies can no longer withstand the pressure of truth and, thus, begin to cave in on itself like an imploding star.I imagine many of us wake up and scan the headlines looking for signs of a much needed and sorely overdue disintegration of the unholy collection of stories that has enslaved the world.Every now and then we perceive a spark that could send the whole shabby affair up in flames. We wait breathlessly for the spark to catch, for the waves of fire it will surely ignite in an endless sea of minds and hearts.And we lower our heads in disappointment when the spark grows cold or is dutifully extinguished by the determined heel of some storyteller's boot.Yet the next day we awaken with renewed hope. Perhaps today will be the day. Or tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. On bad days, we question the Will of God and wonder why He allows the travesty to drag on, seemingly endlessly. He could bring an end it all in a blink of an eye . . . why doesn't He? We lower our eyes to the headlines once more and continue searching for sparks.And through all of this we miss the obvious - the narrative has already collapsed. Perhaps not at the collective level, perhaps not en masse, but certainly at the level of the individual - within the hearts of individuals scattered throughout the world. In this sense, God has already brought an end to it all and often in the blink of an eye.From the seemingly narrow confines of our individual lives, the collapsed narrative seems trivial, almost meaningless. Our personal awareness does not appear to affect anything, let alone exert any force on the ever expanding ball of superheated lies engulfing the world.Rather than provide reprieve, the collapsed narrative becomes a burden. It drives us into proverbial self-exile and distances us from others. We find it increasingly impossible to play along, and we find it even harder to find people with whom we can share truth.At times, we might even wish we could go back to believing the narrative again, but we know we cannot. We cannot un-see what we have seen. We cannot un-think what we are thinking. We cannot un-discern what we have discerned.So with a sigh, we return to headlines and concentrate our hopes on the next spark we detect. Surely, this will be it, we whisper the moment a much-awaited glint catches our eye. This will be the thing that brings it all down. It is too undeniable. Too true. Too real. Even the blind will see it. Even the brainless will understand . . . What we don't get is that we don't need the blind to see it or the brainless to understand it. We don't need something to bring it all down because the very fact we don't believe it has already brought it all down. The narrative is not Reality, it is merely an eclipse of Reality. A shadow cast over Reality does not negate Reality, nor does it replace Reality anymore than the shadow of the moon replaces the sun during a solar eclipse. The sun appears obliterated, but it remains behind the moon, shining brightly despite everything.When the narrative collapses within us individually, not only are we are able to see the sun behind the shadow, but we become a little sun on the opposite side of the shadow shining up through the murk.We become beacons of light - pinpoints of Reality poking holes in the narrative shroud. To those who oppose God and Creation, each tiny hole in the narrative is a sun unto itself, and it burns through all the lies and deceits. Each pinpoint is a painful reminder that Reality is still there behind it all, despite everything. Even worse, it is a painful reminder that Reality is still there in front of it all because a single individual grounded in Reality contains the entirety of Reality within himself or herself. And one day Reality will break through once and for all, but this is no less significant than Reality breaking through once and for one today. 

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  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 6:11pm

    Arthur Robey

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    The Will of God.

     On bad days, we question the Will of God and wonder why He allows the travesty to drag on, seemingly endlessly.

    Lessee what God has to say about this, no?

    If, then, your god is so exceedingly good, why does he not turn away the bad? asked the priests.

    Hellenia answered: Frya has placed us here, and the carrier, that is, Time, must do the rest. For all calamities there is counsel and remedy to be found, but Wr-alda wills that we should search it out ourselves, in order that we may become strong and wise. If we will not do that, he leaves us to our own devices, in order that we may experience the results of wise or foolish conduct.

    Sandbach, William R.. The Oera Linda Book, English Translation . Kindle Edition.

    My bold.

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  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 6:15pm

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    westcoastjan

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    New WEF musings...

    https://www.iceagefarmer.com/2021/11/23/wef-warns-global-warming-to-disrupt-financial-system-freeze-bank-accounts

    In its latest predictive propaganda, the World Economic Forum asks, “What if extreme weather FROZE your bank account?” It is clear that deliberate interruptions to critical infrastructure are coming, and will be blamed on climate change in order to make the case that an imagined “climate disaster” requires carbon lockdowns and the totalitarian response for which the technocrats have been salivating for generations. Indeed, the media has already begun to spin the flooding in BC as “due to climate change.” Prepare for these disruptions — particularly to our food — now!

    A further note, copied from a Telegram post:

    Dan Scott, [2021-11-24 1:33 PM]
    [Forwarded from Ice Age Farmer]
    Flood waters are highly toxic — and much of the affected BC farmland now needs remediation:
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    Concerns over contaminated floodwater, decaying animals from Sumas Prairie
    “You can’t get them water. You have no grain. Your feed is compromised,” he said.“I’ve never seen anything like this before. God willing, we never see anything like this again in our lifetime.”

    Thousands of cows were rescued from Sumas Prairie, but the B.C. Dairy Association also reports about 500 cattle have died there during the floods. More than 100,000 chickens also did not survive.

    One of the problems now facing farmers is what to do with the decaying animals. “We’ve got to get them out and dispose of them in the proper way,” Verdonk said.

    Another pressing problem for farmers is the floodwaters that continue to make fields in eastern Sumas Prairie look like lakes and have turned roads into rivers. “This water’s contaminated. There’s been dead chickens, dead cows, dead other farm animals. There’s manure pits,” he explained.

    That contaminated water is also top-of-mind for blueberry farmers with flooded fields, “The plants roots are not getting oxygen. The water is toxic with all the contaminants. The chemicals, the manure’s in there. The fuel’s in there," said blueberry farmer Harry Sidhu.

    He said his family has two farms still under eight feet of water.

    “The soil itself, it’s contaminated. It’s going to need to be remediated,” he said, adding that thousands of acres of berries will need to be ripped out and replaced.

    “It’s catastrophic. It’s horrific,” he said. “We need immediate relief.”

    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/concerns-over-contaminated-floodwater-decaying-animals-from-sumas-prairie-1.5677507

    Well that certainly is an OMG this is a super serious kind of report. The Fraser Valley, where most of this flooding occurred, is a HUGE farming region. The long term impacts, much like Covid, are hard to know, but most definitely will be extremely serious! 😥

    And to add to the the problems, more "atmospheric rivers" are heading towards BC. 😑

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  • Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 6:31pm

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    Arthur Robey

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    "The Die-off started in September"

    Clif_high in his own words.




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  • Thu, Nov 25, 2021 - 4:29pm

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    DennisC

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    Gain of Function, "au naturel"

    Or is it technically "enhanced potential pandemic pathogen” (ePPP) research" in the wild, so to speak?  Looks like tossing in a few HIV/AIDS compromised hosts gives the virus a new meaning to go on living, according to this news article.

    B.1.1.529 is likely to have evolved during a chronic infection of an immuno-compromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient, said Francois Balloux, director of the UCL Genetics Institute. With 8.2 million people infected with HIV, the most in the world, South Africa’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic has been complicated, as immuno-compromised people can harbor the virus for longer, scientists say. De Oliveira has previously said that the Beta variant, a mutation identified last year in South Africa, may have come from an HIV-infected person.

    source

     

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