Tuesday, May 7, 2019



Face it, no matter what you think about Climate Change, it’s confusing.

Out of the clear blue, you’re supposed to know what’s what about Planet Earth, so you can express your opinion when challenged.

From ‘nothing to see here’, to life ending catastrophe, this changing planet has confronted us with a new outlook on everyday life.

Let’s go back in time and picture some random Human on a beach, casually looking out to sea and spotting the biggest wave ever, coming straight at him.

This guy has never seen satellite data, no local politician has come to him asking for support of a program to fund a seawall, and he is totally alone on the beach.

He has one thought.


Head inland as fast as his legs will take him, hoping to stay ahead of certain death.

This guy is lucky, he makes it up the face of a nearby bluff, where he watches as the wave crashes ashore and floods everything around him as far as he can see in all directions.

Boulders big enough to steamroll his entire village are rolling in, with large trees and all sorts of debris thrashing through the water.

There are also bodies of other people floating and bobbing in the surf.

This giant wave has clearly swept over the nearby island and destroyed everything in its path.

Suddenly, with a whoosh and a roar like he’s never heard before, the wave recedes and goes out as fast as it came in.

Standing on his solitary promontory, his mind races with thoughts of, what now?

Is it coming back?

Should I try to get away and head to the village, or wait it out in case the wave returns?

Is anybody else left alive?

How far do I have to go to reach safety?

Let’s leave him there for now, and move back to present time.

Whatever Tectonic shift caused the Tsunami has long settled.

The ensuing volcanic activity passes, and the planet enters a time of relative peacefulness.

So peaceful, in fact, that Earth now has almost 8 billion other humans on her surface.

We have thrived during this calmer time, and along the way we’ve developed all manner of devices that serve to warn us when catastrophic events like the Tsunami are headed our way.

But there’s still no way to stop one from occurring if nature tosses us a curve.

Look at Climate Change like a slow moving Tsunami of doubt, filled with mental debris, boulders of ignorance, and the added issue of self serving agendas being spewed by those who would profit from that doubt.

Climate Change, as presented, is as much a product of our newfound ability to predict, but not prevent, as it is of overusing fossil fuels.

That said, here we stand, searching for answers, filled with the same questions as that guy had way back when.

What now?

There is no doubt that planet Earth is going through noticeable changes in real time.

Previous, much more extreme and violent changes went unnoticed and only became evident through studies of our past history by Earth Scientists.

Today, with satellite technology and highly sophisticated devices for measuring temperatures and sea levels, we have moment to moment data pouring in.

In the recent few decades, we've learned more about this planet than was previously known in all of Human history.

I learned as a child, in the 1950s, that the Ice Age ended a little over 10,000 years ago.

Well Folks, current observations show that it's still happening.

The poles are still warming and the glaciers are still receding.

What I was taught has proven to be wrong, due to shortsightedness on our part.

Earth Scientists needed to present answers, they came up with an arbitrary date for the end of the Ice Age, and it became fact, taught in every school in the land.

Millions of people entered adulthood basing their future outlook on misinformation.

A lot of those kids failed tests in school because they didn't memorize that misinformation as per the history books.

Missing that one answer, resulting an a D instead of a C grade on that particular test, prevented a lot of people from going on to higher education.

And, in hindsight the answer has been proven wrong.

But, it's too late to change the D to a C for those people.

Their lives were forever changed.

This is just one example of the biggest issue we face in understanding what's going on around us.

As Humans, we have a major flaw when it comes to passing along knowledge.

The vast majority of us see everything in the timeframe of a lifetime.

It's all that really matters.

What's going to happen while I am here to experience it?

What effect will it have on me?

For example, my parents lived through the stock market crash, the Great Depression, and went directly to WWII before they turned 30.

By the 1950s, they were busy raising a family and building America for the future of their family and for all the others who had lived through the same period of time.

There was a common sense of great unity, stemming from their shared experiences.

It was all for one, and one for all.

We The People had meaning.

In the 1960s, things started to come apart at the seams for those people.

All for one became me, me, me.

I won't bore you with the details because since those fateful 1960s we have had media overkill.

Everybody knows what happened.

It's all there on your iphone.

Which brings us to today.

Let's start here.

We live with a lot of misinformation, some of it innocent, like being wrong about the Ice Age, but most of it is agenda driven, pushed through the media machine by those who see opportunity in one outlook or the other.

That is the situation we face in today's raging debate over Climate Change.

Those who say there is no such thing, it's all a hoax, see a chance to profit from continued use of Fossil Fuels during their lifetime.

Those who live in fear of the changing environment, attempt to see forward and dread what will happen to their offspring in a world altered by Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide ( ACO2 ).

The 'it's all a hoax' proponents teach their offspring not to care what happens to anyone else...'Capitalize and develop a winning lifestyle that will put you above the fray, unaffected by what may happen to those unfortunates who get stuck in the downside of Climate Change. You're a winner. They are losers.'

Not my problem, Man.

The idea of all for one and one for all has, like Elvis, left the building for those above the fray.

We The People is meaningless to the winners.

Those who wake up afraid, and teach that fear to their children, are losing because they care.

STOP sending your children into the streets with placards saying, "Please, Sir, save our planet!"

It's like reliving Oliver Twist, asking The Man to provide for you because The Man is in power.

Do you really want to teach your children to live with their hands out, hoping for a crumb from The Man?

STOP it now!

It's time to start making hay while the sun shines, not cowering in fear of the unknown.

Today's scientists have shown us a lot in a very short time.

I seriously doubt they are any more right than those who stated that the Ice Age ended 10, 000 years ago.

They too suffer from the 'in my lifetime' syndrome.

Science is a publish or perish world.

Documents and data must be presented for Peer Review, and if those scientists are to arrive at a place of renown for their work, it has to happen in their lifetime to enjoy the rewards.

They're trying, but none are certain of their theses, ever.

This is a dynamic situation, with daily changes.

You and I are living through those changes, and learning as we go, just like my parents on their journey from crash, to depression, to war, to the 50s, and beyond.

Keep it up.

We'll figger it out, and once again it will become all for one and one for all.

We The People will prevail, it's what we do.

Here's my suggestion for where we can start.

Let's get to it.

Time's awastin'.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Frontier Spirit...

It's time to fire up that ol' Frontier Spirit again.

Change is afoot.

The Climate of America is changing, not just Global Warming and Sea Level Rise, but also the Climate of the Court, the Political Climate, and the Business Climate, all are undergoing major upheaval.

It's a scary time, but we can adapt to these changes, and progress through them, we're Americans, brave citizens of The United States of America, The New World.

Do you think our ancestors, no matter where they came from, would have sat and fretted about the changes happening around them, doing nothing, while staring into their screens and whining amongst themselves?

I think not.

Those people crossed oceans and traversed this continent from sea to shining sea in search of Freedom and Opportunity.

Which brings is back to Shoreline Earth.

Monday, September 24, 2018

TRUMP meets himself...how to DEFLATE TRUMP...

Donald J Trump is a rare specimen, begging to be dissected.
He knows it and fears being pinned to a wall for study, conscious, but unable to respond.
For now, he feels safe as long as he can fight back.
In his mind, TRUMP has only one worthy adversary, himself.
Everyone else is inferior, and can be beaten back and managed.
Nobody ever gets the best of TRUMP.
That said, TRUMP can be deflated like the gasbag he is, by forcing him to confront himself.
"Unbridled Puffery" comes to mind.
Self reflection will present him with his greatest challenge.
Make it obvious to TRUMP that he won because we were stunned by his neediness.
The neediest human ever to walk the Earth stood before us, exposing his soulless self for all to see.
We let TRUMP have what he wanted because we were taken aback by his petulant cries for attention.
Americans have always shown a generosity of spirit for those in desperate need.
There is something deep in our collective psyche that absorbs TRUMP’s act with a sense of awe.
“HOLY SHIT, that friggin' guy is really standing there acting like that! We gotta help him."
Our compassion and the ensuing confusion have allowed TRUMP to gain a foothold.
The slightly pathetic act gave TRUMP the upper hand.
Lure the suckers in close by appearing vulnerable, feign some deep understanding, give 'em a little pet on the head, then push everyone back on their heels with a leering, swaggering facade, and never stop pushing.
It's what TRUMP does.
Keep 'em off balance.
Devour weakness.
Now he has the citizenry milling around, passively waiting to be further stunned and bludgeoned into submission.
We are stumbling backwards, suffering blunt force trauma, and reeling from overstimulation, while TRUMP joyfully soars through the rarified air, always remaining above the fray.
USA is now his realm, and only his.
We exist to do TRUMP’s bidding, while he exists only to satisfy himself.
What can we do?
Understand this.
TRUMP truly believes he is the ultimate media genius of all time.
So far, he's right.
Control the media.
Control the message.
Control the world.
Not a problem for the ultimate media genius.
TRUMP wins the media game, no question.
TRUMP, the character, is the greatest marketing/branding ploy ever.
The character has taken over.
TRUMP is much stronger and more powerful than Donald J Trump, and TRUMP wants it all.
Donald J Trump performs the role of POTUS in a power induced delirium, under the spell of TRUMP.
Behind those beady eyes he’s still 12 years old and it’s all going his way.
He is living, directing, and starring in his favorite Saturday afternoon movie of all time, “Branding The Future TRUMP”.
In the movie, our hero is loved by all and he gets the girl.
“I’m The President and you’re not.”
Visions of omnipotence, planted by TRUMP, swirl through Donald J Trump’s bloated noggin, devouring his common sense, leaving him wallowing in his self-perceived splendor.
TRUMP’s pre-pubescent ego is as overinflated as his gelatinous carcass.
He’s gotta go, but the traditional process of removing POTUS from office is much too slow.
There is no stopping this juggernaut of single mindedness, unless TRUMP shows himself to be the overinflated gasbag he really is.
We need to deflate his fantasy and force him to see himself.
Once deflated, Donald J Trump will wither and quit.
After all, he’s only 12 years old.
In conclusion...
POTUS suffers from severely arrested development.
He experienced a defining moment at a young age, and it stuck.
He got ‘hung up’ on himself at 12.
That's our guy in a nutshell.
Now what?
Force Donald J Trump to confront himself by exposing his intentions.

The future will be much clearer once TRUMP's scheme is out there for all to see.
It's actually very simple, a tried and true path to totalitarianism.
Let's see him explain this and blame it on others.
Disrupt the proceedings at every turn, create chaos and confusion, pander to rank and file police and military, convince these heavily armed supporters that their current leaders are all scheming liars out to screw them, increase attacks on the media, announce that the only way we can continue development of our thriving economy is to allow TRUMP free rein, then convince the public that if TRUMP becomes POTUS for life he can stop wasting time on tedious electoral politics and get down to business.
It will be 'mission accomplished' when global warming opens the fabled Northwest Passage to shipping.
Oil and Natural Gas will flow between USA and Russia, to be distributed as PUTIN and TRUMP see fit.
Think of the problems solved and the opportunities presented by a melting Arctic.
ISIS cannot drive their TOYOTAs to the Arctic.
Russia has been developing a fleet of super icebreakers for years.
Burn that coal.
We need melting ASAP.
I leave you with thoughts of TRUMP being interviewed by Honey Boo Boo.

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