Conspicuously absent from many of the discussions and symposiums on nuclear power is the other side of the pancake; earth resources demand. For the sake of argument let us assume we have the methods (although pie in the sky) at this point in time, let’s say we have breeder reactors; Thorium plants; and the endless supply power from nuclear fusion. Yes, let’s pretend we have this genie in a jar and in fact have perpetual motion. The source of boundless electricity is here.
While the nuclear industries tout their unrealized dreams of “Atoms for Peace” the world population increases at a exponential rate undreamed of a 100 years ago. We are now at over 7 billion souls to feed, house, educate, and civilize. In this brave new world, much like the silly renditions of the future in the 40’s and 50’s editions of Popular Science, these “visionaries” see a world where everybody has a Toyota, a computer, a 3D TV, a single family home, and a tertiary education – Oh, and I almost forgot, food. This entire cornucopia is to be brought to you by “Freddy Kilowatt” and his carpetbag full of friendly split atoms.
The point is: the planet simply does not have the physical materials and resources to support the bio load of a human population that is projected to grow by 60% by the century’s end. So, even with a bottomless pit of electrical power, the biosphere simply cannot support the coming resource demands of such a population load. This blue orb we inhabit has a finite amount of wealth to give us – and with full knowledge of mankind’s unique inclination to covet and steal other’s wealth (war) we know the real problem is located between man’s ears, not in the magic of some futuristic nuclear power cooling pond or breeding reactor.
And please don’t forget “The Perversity of Physical Objects”
Many say we might want to visit the definition of wealth.
The US has, and will always have unlimited wealth and natural resources. These treasures have not vanished in the ether. The land, cities, and the blood, sweat and tears of generations remain. Our nation has not diminished one iota … the only thing morphed is the corporate entity which controls this innate wealth.
The thousands of new (and unoccupied homes) Nationwide and in California and Nevada haven’t been moved to a Steven King alternate universe, they are still with us; in all their abundance. No, the only thing to be resolved is he who controls these tangible resources…our nation’s real wealth. So…many say it may be time to separate the sharks from the minnows, i.e., the Banks and their lackeys, the U.S. Congress.
Some say it is time to take back our nation.January 1st, everybody should move to The Mall; The heart and soul of the nation. The nexus of American political identity – the sacred place where history has been made – and will be made.If we Americans stand silent, then the bad guys win – the sharks will win…along with the loss of your children’s futures.
Many say the decision is ours.
Picture yourself as an uneducated farmer down from the Isaan, full in the knowledge that your elected government was removed by a Bangkok mob. Also, possibly this is your first visit to Krungthep – in your eyes this is a golden city of opulence and excess. You might even feel a sense of despair, since your leaders have told you that this “City of Angels” was built on the backs of the poor.
You also wonder if it is true, that great swathes of real estate in the very area you stand are worth billions of dollars. Your leaders, some who have been educated in a places called England and America, say that the elite who disenfranchised you could have years ago built a water system in the Isaan so you could bring rice to market twice a year, and have water in abundance.
You may recall that your own daughter, who married and went to live in a town called Los Angeles, says her husband told her Los Angeles is really a desert, but the Farang ran long pipes to a river hundreds of miles away to bring water to this town called LA. You think; the Mekong River is just kilometers from our village. I know we Thais are smarter than the Farang. Why didn’t these people who stole my vote do the same for us, the Thai people?
Some say Khun Thaksin is an evil man, but how can that be? He came to our village. He tried to help us, but they say he is bad because he bought votes. But I see all the politicians buying votes. Why do these big people hate him so much? My daughter, in this town called LA, says that is the way democracy works. You vote for the politician who will get you things. She says it’s the way the guy they call the “Terminator” got elected to the big office in California. I really like that guy Arnold …Swartser.
Our leaders say we must keep protesting, otherwise these big people will keep stealing from the poor. My son who is in the university in Khon Kaen says the Thai people must keep struggling for democracy; otherwise nothing will change for the poor. That’s why I must protest in this “City of Angeles.”
Our leaders say the big people say we are stupid and uneducated and that our votes are not as good as these big people. I know these people are liars and that we are all Thai people. I also know our father loves every Thai – he has said so – that is why I must stay here, even though I hate this city. It has no heart, no soul, only money and expensive cars. Our father and Lord Buddha are on my side.
Long live our King.
A bit of inspirational music and thought for the coming new year / 2014 / ’cause we really do need some truth. Reflect and enjoy…
There are no coincidences…
Many people have taken another view on this terrible political murder, and what it did to the US psyche in 1963 and echoes down through our disgrace in 1975 Saigon, and right up to the election of Ronald Reagan.
Here’s a view that absolutely proves the murder was the result of a conspiracy, if not intended, a conspiracy of benign neglect, omission, and irresponsibly at the highest levels of government of those tasked with the safety of President Kennedy.
First, anyone educated and alive in 1963 knew; as a matter of real fact, that the Old South and rightwing zealotry were in full fruition in 1963 Dallas. Then, as now, Confederate (traitor flags) flew and still fly there with impunity. To travel in an open car (preannounced) in Dallas, was just about commensurate to painting a bulls-eye on the president. I’ll answer for you; Obama in a preannounced trip in an open car anywhere in old Dixie? There’s answer one.
Two – No sealed chain of evidence – in fact physical evidence was collected on a piecemeal method. The most important murder in modern US history and even a first-year LAPD detective would call it pedestrian and inadmissible as evidence in a homicide trial. Oh – and don’t forget the mystery bullet found on a hallway gurney at Parkland Hospital.
Three – The autopsy was also done on a need to know basis, with a neophyte doctor doing the preliminary examinations. No projectile trajectories were documented and the president’s remains (before an expert examination) were spirited off to Washington – actual location is still a closed book.
Four – The murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, in the bowels of the Dallas PD garage by a known mob associate who ran a go-go joint, with “take out service.” And we are to believe this bottom feeder’s patriotism was so incensed that he coincidentally arrived in a police secured area precisely at the most opportune time to silence a US Marine gone wild?
No my friends – anyone with the most rudimentary understanding of a murder investigation knows instinctively there are no coincidences in the commission of and the trail to the act of killing another human being. The Kennedy murder, were it not for the victim, could be a university study on how not to pursue a felony homicide investigation.
Thanks for reading…