Well it’s 2011, and instead of hacking out some grandiose statement about how 2010 was the year the spillionaires fucked the Earth, and how, currently, animals keep falling from the sky and turning up dead in droves all over the world like something out of the Bible, here’s a message from Louisiana oil spill superhero Miss Kindra Arnesen and that’s it.
She’s saying what everyone in the Gulf Coast is thinking (or anyone who’s not in desperate denial, anyway). So that’s the post, with a crap-ton of links about dead fish, birds, and decorated military officials. As long as we have to read em, we might as well be collectin’ em here.
Kindra Arnesen reports on the Gulf tragedy at “The Big Fix” movie premiere
[note: the original link is gone so we put another doozy in there, from 2012, at the press conference for The Big Fix, a blistering documentary about the BP oil spill.]
We have sincere faith and hope that 2011 will be the year we as a species ‘get it’ on a larger scale than ever before. Clamoring toward self-sufficiency is the new black, and it looks good on us. As long as the money stress doesn’t eat away at what’s left of our American-addled brains, the thought of greeting the Long Apocalypse with open arms can be pretty exciting, n’est-ce pas?
Enjoy also the breathtaking beauty of Kris Kuksi’s art, posted without permission here. Hopefully he won’t mind. See for yourself — he’s one of the reasons we’ve got to keep this humanity thing going.
LINKS in three sections: The Gulf, the Dead Animal-Pocalypse of 2011, and Worldwide Mayhem.
The Gulf (…War II: Corexit Boogaloo)
“When you have upper respiratory issues, sinus, all the way, bronchial, down into the lungs, that is not viral, not bacterial, but being caused by toxicity, poison, you can’t prescribe an antibiotic for that except as a backup to hope and prevent secondary bacterial infections… You can’t go to a pharmacy to cure that easily… Cancer is going to surge.”
Fox10: Mayor – BP to pump sand onto beaches (“there are tar mats in the surf zone. Those tar mats will break up and come on shore as tarballs, now they will be under five to six feet of sand with a new beach so we won’t have that problem,” Kennon explained.” … so if you can’t see it, it’s not a problem?)
“Once oil penetrates shallow fault areas, an uncontrollable situation exists, information again suppressed because revelation might threaten the future of oil and gas exploration. Coverup protects it, no matter the extreme geological and human hazards.” …
“The deeper the geological source of hydrocarbons, the more radioactive isotopes” enter oil and gas. Big Oil keeps it secret. “So secret in fact that, if this were to get out, this single scientific fact would seal the fate of the entire industry.”
The Great Aflockalypse of the New Year, 2011
ABC24: Dead fish cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River (the day before the birds fell from the sky)
YouTube, Jan. 4, 2011: Top US official murdered after Arkansas weapons test causes mass death (WATCH THIS and remember the name John P. Wheeler III, may he rest in peace)
Guardian UK: John Wheeler, US military expert, found dead in US landfill (it has to do with the birds, maybe)
Toronto Sun: Hundreds of dead fish ‘a natural occurence’ (over the same time period, in Canada)
Parana Online: Mortandade misteriosa de peixes no litoral (i.e., fish kill in Brazil, same time period, and the comment says there was another fish kill in Santa Catarina too)
“Just as the fledgling peer-to-peer economy of the Late Middle Ages was quashed by a repressive monarchy that still had the power to print money and write laws, the fledgling Internet of the 21st century is being quashed by a similarly corporatist government that has its hands on the switches through which we mean to transact and communicate. It will never truly level the playing fields of commerce, politics, and culture. And if it looks like that does stand a chance of happening, the Internet will be adjusted to prevent it.”
WashPo: The Future of Warfare (hint: weather-changing machines and chemical lasers from space)
“Any attacks on civilians, whether by the Taliban or General Petraeus, are totally unjustified and crimes of war. But if the issue is how best to enhance U.S. national security, it is critical to rationally discuss the most prudent and sensible means of preventing further attacks — which in this case is to stop creating huge numbers of people who want to kill Americans. If General McChrystal is correct, every American should tremble at the long-term danger to America caused by the last decade of U.S. war-making in the Muslim world. If only 1/100th of 1% of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are moved to want to attack America because of America’s post-9/11 killing of Muslim civilians, for example, the U.S. Executive will have created a pool of 160,000 Muslims devoted to murdering Americans.”
If we can free our minds of a lifetime of official propaganda identifying the U.S. Executive with the American people, the evidence is overwhelming that in foreign and military policy the U.S. Executive Branch is an undemocratic institution that does not represent its own citizens. It operates largely independent of Congress, the Judiciary or a mass media which has largely become an arm of Executive power, broadcasting its lies far more often than it exposes them. … Most Americans would agree with the statement in the Declaration of Independence that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” But the governed can only give their consent if they are informed as to what they are agreeing to.”
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