In the news today I posted a story from the notoriously unreliable, and xenophobic Daily Mail: Chernobyl disaster gave football star Stiliyan Petrov cancer.
Now, at the time of the Chernobyl accident it wasn't considered particularly controversial that Chernobyl was going to contribute to cancer rates, it is largely why the immediate area was evacuated and largely why the radioactive material in the atmosphere was tracked like an area of low pressure on a weather report. It is hard, however, to give Chernobyl so much credit for what appears like an epidemic in cancer. But add the other nuclear accidents over the years, and all the atmospheric nuclear testing, and perhaps instead of looking at toxic sugar and milk fucking everyone up, we should be talking about over 2000 nuclear tests probably half of which were of the atmospheric type, spreading radioactive material high into the atmosphere, with subsequent winds spreading the material all over the world.
I don't know about you, but one could argue many people the world over are suffering the fall out of a World War Three that happened by stealth. I guess YOUR GOVERNMENT GAVE YOU CANCER wouldn't sit too well with the electorates of the nuclear powers.
Given the recent material on NDEs, here is an old blog of mine from a previous incarnation of TDG, I guess it would be about 10 years ago now. It was on OOBEs, but the source is the same, as with everything, after a fashion.
Out of body experiences are more common than you might think. Narcissists are in a constant state of being out of their bodies. It is the only way they can look at themselves all the time. In human history the OOBE has bequeathed us visions of greatness, known to some as delusions of grandeur. Our planet came to lie at the centre of the universe because the OOBE provided the perspective required to see the truth of it. The OOBE gave rise to the concept of the soul and made us chosen of God. In prayer the Religious would be granted the personal favours of God because their soul was suitably of Godly Aesthetic. But of course, the narcissism behind the concept of the soul and of Godly favour is revealed, beyond the aletheia of Proteus, in the anal fact that the noxious farts given rise to by our own bowel movements do not sicken us with a whiff. So lofty are we. And yet, the farts of others, those we now hold so dear for their gaze: our sheep? Their farts are like a gag On the Nose: An irony for such is the stuff that the Narcissist’s dreams are made on. And what of Greatness? Let me tell you about Greatness: It is written in the stars that I commune with.
And so I shall now speak for a moment of that which is beyond the grave: I shall speak of the tragic age, the mythos of the lost soul. One could, in desperation, reach out for forever and not touch it. One could, in concern, call out to it and it would not hear. Icarus is soaring and the sun is yet to rise. The stars are shining, and the ocean of wisdom beneath is too dark-wine to see. So lofty are we. Out of the body, projected far toward the dark horizon. But time has its habits and the sun must rise and Icarus must plunge into the depths of the ocean of wisdom. The anchored silver cord, snapped back.
Then, after the Mythical Age, The Age of Reason: the rise of Mechanism, Corporeality killed Incorporeality. Materialism left Narcissism with a quandary: How to enliven the spirit now? The immortality of the soul was gone. And then, as always, Narcissism found an answer: to crawl up its own arse, whence came Youth to replace Immortality. The ocean of wisdom parted, and Philosophy became a Blasphemy. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Now, Incorporeality to Corporeality: From the grave to the tragic. Narcissism: When faced with Narcissism – Murder to Ridicule. Narcissism: When faced with Ugliness – Scorn to Pity. Narcissism: When faced with Guilt – Cruelty to Denial. Narcissism: When faced with Death – Immortality to Youth. Narcissism: the plastic surgery disaster of the spirit.
One cannot gaze at wisdom in search of your own reflection and not be scarred by it. Now, where is my plastic surgeon?
If Climate Science is to be believed then in the past there have been colder and warmer periods of history. But human effects on climate are relatively recent, and in terms of geological time scales not significant. Whilst human effects on climate are most definitely real, the issue is how significant are they? Taking 100 years as an approximate time period for human effects, then given Climate Science's research, the number is not significant at all.
So far, climate models have been way off the mark, and well within natural fluctuations as determined by Climate Science itself. I would be more concerned with what actually causes the ice ages and warm periods, because given that Climate Science is approximately correct about the past data, it follows that, if the cycles continue, the causes that bring about those cycles are still working to bring about the states of affairs with which they are associated.
In other words, recent human effects on climate may either increase, decrease or have no effect on the time left before the next phase of the natural cycle. The real question is: if you want to live, or if you want your children to live, where is the best place to set up home?
If I were a conspiracy theorist, ignoring the relatively inexpensive nature of real estate in developing countries around the tropics, I would wonder why so much housing is being created in those countries that is way in excess of the populations that live there. Of course, its probably just cheap money from Asia and drug money being laundered that led to such a boom in real estate, but perhaps it is also a survival instinct of the species. Perhaps like animals shortly before earthquakes, human beings, thrust by their anticipatory nervous systems, have an instinct to greater, more distant and elusive calamities that the simpler nervous systems of more primitive species cannot feel.
Humans have had the benefits of canaries in coal mines, and rats in ships, but for more distant catastrophes perhaps they must look to their own subtle behaviours.
If I were to hazard a guess I would say the amount of abiogenic oil is negligible, relatively speaking. However, I also believe that the amount of oil that is the result of dead plant and animal matter is also negligible.
I reckon abiogenic or fossil oil distinctions are both true in a sense and both false in a sense - true in the sense that chemistry must allow for both to have formed, and both false because the conditions on which they are created are extremely rare. The earth's crust is primarily made up of oxygen and silicon, around 74%. The puzzle of planet Earth is its oxygen atmosphere. I would suggest that SiO2 has been broken up by micro-organisms deep in the earth, and under conditions oxygen poor conditions these micro-organisms do what they must to survive. Silicon is converted into Carbon and Hydrogen and/or Helium, depending on the circumstances, and Oxygen is used for respiration, and is also liberated, thus forming the oxygen of the atmosphere. This, of course, implies that micro-organisms under these circumstances can change one element into another.
SiO2 ---> Si + O2
Si ---> 2C + H2 or Si---> 2C + He
The oxygen from cracking SiO2 provides for respiration. Thus water and oxygen are produced deep in the earth by micro-organisms.
The silicon is converted into carbon and hydrogen for the building blocks of micro-organisms require for sustenance and reproduction. Helium may be another product of this reaction.
The result is that in a sense oil is both abiogenic and biogenic. Abiogenic in the sense that the raw material is not biological, but biogenic in the sense that only through micro-organisms does the oil come into existence.
The Nitrogen in Earth’s atmosphere one might regard as anomalous also. This too can be accounted for by micro-organism action.
Si —> N2
Micro-organisms are not complex conscious beings. They cannot control what they do but they as a primitive life form will need, as all life forms need. They merely evolved to be able under certain circumstances to survive in deep earth conditions. But they would need to produce protein also. Nitrogen would be a natural byproduct of the reactions that keep them alive and reproducing. The abundance of Nitrogen relative to Oxygen in the atmosphere is also indicative of the micro-organism action deep in the earth.
Kervran is the most modern example of the notion of transmutation, and it is his idea that has generally been rejected regarding the power of micro-organisms. I would suggest further that in other planets this sort of action may be going on. Transient Lunar Phenomena may be, for example, a result of transplanted micro-organisms from Earth ending up on the moon, eating away at Lunar silicates and producing occasional outgassings.
If there is anything to Earth Crustal Displacement, what better a lubricant for it than oil deep in the bordering layers that would allow for a shift to occur under the circumstances implied by Charles Hapgood.
Here is an interesting article that frames a number of questions about the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.
The questions highlight a number of issues concerning freedom and science. There are some rather interesting comments also. Here is one that caught my eye by a Joe from JT...
"This article asks “it’s about darn time someone tells us the truth straight”. Okay here’s the truth.
A similar well gushed oil in the same Gulf of Mexico in 1979. The same methods were tried and all failed, just like BP’s. Finally after 10 months the oil company stopped the leak. But guess what? That leak was in just 200 below the ocean floor. Our leak today is 30,000 feet below the ocean floor. Our leak is connected to a deep oil canal that covers thousands of miles, all the way to Cuba, to Haiti and down to Argentina. This oil leak has PSI’s of unimaginable force. What BP and government doesn’t want to tell you is we humans just cut into the bowels of our earth and the leak will probably never stop until all our oceans are dead.
After a while a cavern will form deep under the ocean floor. An empty cavern where all the hot oil used to be. Then the earths floor will cave in on itself. Sort of like turning a black rubber glove inside out. Massive amounts of water will rush in to fill the void creating a tsumani 700 feet tall. All the methane and sulfer gases that have been stored and under pressure for millions of years will rush up and into our atmosphere. The day of this disaster will be December 21st, 2012."
So, click on the link above and have a read.
Matt Taibbi reports on the lobbying shenanigans that went on during the Restoring American Financial Stability Act.
Well worth a read.
Most planets around suns in the life giving range tend to be gas giants, or so it is believed from all the discoveries so far. And yet, our solar system only has rocky planets in this region.
So, lets suppose our solar system is an exception rather than the rule, which leads us to the conclusion that planet Earth was a gas giant. Does it get us anywhere to think that way?
Firstly a mechanism is required to turn a gas giant into a rocky planet.
So, the sun had a nova event, an extreme shedding of material - coronal mass ejections gone mad, if you like. This might have happened suddenly or over a longer period. But not too long. Perhaps it was just a violent episode in the Sun's history, or perhaps Oliver Manuel's theory has a lot to say about the development of the solar system.
Such an event might have been strong enough to overcome the Earth's magnetic field, or perhaps the magnetic field was in a lull, and the nova material could have stripped much of the gas giant atmosphere from the Earth.
So, then we have a smaller Earth and a correspondingly larger satellite, the Moon. Now a double planet system rather than a gas giant and satellite. So, there we have an explanation for the anomalous size of the Moon in comparison to the Earth. And we have an explanation for the disparity between exoplanet data and our solar system.
Going further, the loss of pressure due to less atmosphere led to the expansion of the rocky core, leading to a resultant crustal expansion and the development of oceans - a new chemistry deep in the earth due to change in pressure and a resulting product of water to fill crustal spread. Also, coronal mass ejections have much hydrogen and oxygen in them and water may have come from the sky also in the form of small icy comets. water may have already been in the atmosphere also. So, we have an explanation for the state of the Earth's crust and for the development of mountains and continental shelves and oceans.
We could even hazard a guess as to when this happened - just prior to the Cambrian explosion. Life gets a chance to develop from primitive pre-existing forms that were born in the gas giant Earth, and this life gets the chance to modulate the atmosphere and recycle oxygen for respiration. An explanation for the mysterious Cambrian explosion. Perhaps also an explanation for the transition from a reducing to an oxidising atmosphere.
Over time the moon slows down the Earth. A factor in the change in species?
Other events may have happened around this time along with this. The destruction of a planet between Earth and Jupiter. Venus moving away from Earth (possibly once a satellite of a gas giant Earth - or a gas giant in its own right with a satellite Mercury - but subject to more devastation and different chemistry. Of course other theories exist and thats fine.
Other aspects: Gas giants often have mega-lightning. Possible carving of landmasses by megalightning on gas giant Earth - the scars of which exist to this day. Megalightning in a reducing atmosphere may also have encouraged the formation of the building blocks of life, such as witnessed in the Urey experiment on a small scale.
The scenario tries to marry different theories into a synthesis. A just so story, but one i happen to like.
A presentation from TED - very funny and very enlightening, as long as you trust the stats. Enjoy.
Reserve un pensamiento esta semana para mi amigo pequeño Adicto que Rojo de Píldora bebiendo mucho tequila y comer muchos frijoles mientras mirando basura como golpe de planta rodadora por las calles. Quizás él estará bebiendo al San Patricios entre otros. El aún los puede ver si él traga suficientes gusanos.
La libertad para los pueblos de la República de Méssica
...be fine, Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not!
A few fairy tales caught my attention related to my previous blog post Grundrisse.
The first is a call for faith groups to police social behaviour for climate change. A new inquisition perhaps?
And the second talks indirectly about the deification of climate change. It is omnipresent, weather usually is everywhere. Furthermore, we should note that when our ancient gods punished us or rewarded us it was typically through climate.
The priests, sorry, scientists and politicians, of Mother Nature will tell us how we must live. And we must behave or else!