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Going Green – at what cost exactly?

I copied this info from a FB page so I don’t know how accurate/”true” it is but- there’s no discussion going on and my main question is : Whyever not? Even if it’s only partly true … there should be debate, not Government promotion of Green Agenda

There is simply no debate just an endless promotion by all political agencies

So to the 65 people who even look at this I pass that question on. WHY?

Eden Kane

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Couldn’t share the post I saw this on so had to copy the text

This person A.B. Woodpiles is American but don’t hold that against him as a lot his words make sense at least to me. I hope I have an open mind on climate change but If you are thinking of buying an electric car this must be worth a read. One thing its probably a longer read than War and Peace but very interesting.

It’s time to lay down the truth on Electric Vehicles.

Batteries, they do not make electricity – they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fuelled generators. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid.

Also, since forty percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal-fired plants, it follows that forty percent of the EVs on the road are coal-powered, do you see?”

Einstein’s formula, E=MC2, tells us it takes the same amount of energy to move a five-thousand-pound gasoline-driven automobile a mile as it does an electric one. The only question again is what produces the power? To reiterate, it does not come from the battery; the battery is only the storage device, like a gas tank in a car.

There are two orders of batteries, rechargeable, and single-use. The most common single-use batteries are A, AA, AAA, C, D. 9V, and lantern types. Those dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, silver oxide, or zinc and carbon to store electricity chemically. Please note they all contain toxic, heavy metals.

Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium. The United States uses three billion of these two battery types a year, and most are not recycled; they end up in landfills. California is the only state which requires all batteries be recycled. If you throw your small, used batteries in the trash, here is what happens to them.

All batteries are self-discharging. That means even when not in use, they leak tiny amounts of energy. You have likely ruined a flashlight or two from an old, ruptured battery. When a battery runs down and can no longer power a toy or light, you think of it as dead; well, it is not. It continues to leak small amounts of electricity. As the chemicals inside it run out, pressure builds inside the battery’s metal casing, and eventually, it cracks. The metals left inside then ooze out. The ooze in your ruined flashlight is toxic, and so is the ooze that will inevitably leak from every battery in a landfill. All batteries eventually rupture; it just takes rechargeable batteries longer to end up in the landfill.

In addition to dry cell batteries, there are also wet cell ones used in automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. The good thing about those is, ninety percent of them are recycled. Unfortunately, we do not yet know how to recycle single-use ones properly.

But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and also windmills and solar panels. These three technologies share what we call environmentally destructive production costs.

A typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds, about the size of a travel trunk. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminium, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.

It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just – one – battery.”

Sixty-eight percent of the world’s cobalt, a significant part of a battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution controls, and they employ children who die from handling this toxic material. Should we factor in these diseased kids as part of the cost of driving an electric car?”

I’d like to leave you with these thoughts. California is building the largest battery in the world near San Francisco, and they intend to power it from solar panels and windmills. They claim this is the ultimate in being ‘green,’ but it is not. This construction project is creating an environmental disaster. Let me tell you why.

The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium- diselenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also are highly toxic. Silicon dust is a hazard to the workers, and the panels cannot be recycled.

Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental destruction. Each weighs 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be replaced. We cannot recycle used blades.

There may be a place for these technologies, but you must look beyond the myth of zero emissions.

“Going Green” may sound like the Utopian ideal but when you look at the hidden and embedded costs realistically with an open mind, you can see that Going Green is more destructive to the Earth’s environment than meets the eye, for sure.

Where I grew up #1

My life has been an interesting one, not particularly happy but full of opportunities to learn about this world I happened to inhabit since the 1950s . Chronology m’lud, important topic also but sidelined for now: Sometimes I seem to remember …

This is an intro in case more than one devoted follower might take any interest. I mean, it’s just ONE story of the many so why would it be of any interest?; T’another person I mean.

Only if it’s ( I’ll use tis in future for that abbrev) of interest i.e. has any content for AN Other to appreciate/unpack/overturn.

So I’m looking for engagement from the getgo as we say nowadays. Like an interactive chat where I pause ‘naturally’ & wait.

How is that going to be? I mean we’ve both gotta keep alert for nuances to appear & not to drop off into daydream. Tis like that with Vyasa and his epic tale tho this is micro version ( so far m’lud- but lets see as the Bishop said to the actress …)

The British-Chinese author of adventure fiction Leslie Charteris (Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin – 1907-93) probably contributed to the popularity of the catchphrase; in particular, he made Simon Templar use it on five occasions in Enter the Saint (Hodder and Stoughton Limited – London, 1930):

https://wordhistories.net/2018/09/16/bishop-said-actress/

‘And now let’s get down to business—as the bishop said to the actress,’ murmured Simon. […]

Templar obeyed. His wrists were bound, and the knots tightened by ungentle hands. ‘Are you still so optimistic, Saint?’ Hayn taunted him, testing the bonds. ‘More than ever,’ answered the Saint cheerfully. ‘This is my idea of a night out—as the bishop said to the actress.’ […]

‘There are some friends of yours downstairs,’ said Hayn. ‘I should like to have you all together.’ ‘I should be charmed to oblige you—as the actress said to the bishop,’ replied the Saint. […]

‘Whiskers, in his secret lair, will read of the leaf that’s been taken out of his book, will wonder who’s got on to his game, and will promptly arm himself to the teeth and set out to find and strafe us.’ ‘And we help him by leaving a trail of clues leading straight into a trap.’ The Saint sighed. ‘You’re getting on—as the actress said to the bishop,’ he murmured. ‘This brain of yours is becoming absolutely phenomenal.’ […]

‘He spilled a certain amount of beans. It ought to be enough to work on.’

‘Let’s see what you’ve got—as the actress said to the bishop,’ murmured Simon.

(Contrary to what is often said, the phrase does not appear in Leslie Charteris’s Meet the Tiger (Ward, Lock & Co. Limited – London, 1928).)

The revolution will be televised.

Mr Anders or Mr Stern was a really interesting media expert. Thasnks Babette
Gil Scott-Heron was a good musician- with a famous father too

Babette Babich

The revolution will be televised.

It is already underway.

Already, the first generation of the Frankfurt School, including Günther Anders as well as the more prominent and well known Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse, foregrounded the role of media in all of its many guises, mostly broadcast, radio, newsreel, film, television, but also print in shaping the collective mindset of the public.

But for all the ubiquity of the media at the time, as overwhelming as it was for writers like Anders who wrote on radio ‘ghosts’ in 1930 and George Orwell, publishing his famous novel 1984 in 1949, all of that was nothing compared to what television would become, and none of that holds a candle to the media revolution that is the internet, whereby one can spend every waking hour, without trying too hard, not merely in the presence of the media — television and radio…

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Untruths galore

This is an excellent breakdown via Brett Alexander.

Batteries, they do not make electricity – they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid.

Also, since forty percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal-fired plants, it follows that forty percent of the EVs on the road are coal-powered, do you see?”

But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and also windmills and solar panels.

A typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds, about the size of a travel trunk. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.

To manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for one battery.”

The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium- diselenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also are highly toxic. Silicon dust is a hazard to the workers, and the panels cannot be recycled.

Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental destruction. Each weighs 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be replaced. We cannot recycle used blades.

There may be a place for these technologies, but you must look beyond the myth of zero emissions.

“Going Green” may sound like the Utopian ideal but when you look at the hidden and embedded costs realistically with an open mind, you can see that Going Green is more destructive to the Earth’s environment than meets the eye, for sure.

I’m not opposed to mining ,electric vehicles, wind or solar. But showing the reality of the situation.

Obviously copied/pasted. I encourage you to pass it along too

I’m not telling anyone, you understand; make up your own mind folks

Dis Illusioned

I looked up “illusion” ; the etymology referred to ‘ludere’ Latin to play. It was interesting to see how it’s implied from the beginning in 14C (or whenever,) here’s an intention to deceive others.

So … Excellent analysis yet so few will see it: This was the particular impetus for my feeling … I reblogged it but only one person responded, out of several billions potentially

#Exclusive haha

If I am dis illusioned I’m emerging … like from the cave in chapter 7 … into light, knowing as opposed to being ignorant.

Excellent analysis yet so few will see it.

I came across the word “scienter” which is the legal term covering the’intention to deceive, either by omission or commission, using and abusing the access to knowledge, restricting dissemination, for example, of same with intention to deceive and/or to defraud’?

I came across this term, feeling so “disillusioned” at this much heralded event, where some truth was expected to actually emerge.


I looked into the etymology and found ‘ludere’, to play; this whole thing was a play-acting, a sham where TPTB were gaming any and all interested parties such as myself … with this intention to defraud and to deceive.

Such a lot has been invested in getting Agenda 2030 into place, it’s hard to see what might withstand its success now. I’m not at all hopeful therefore …

Dr Jenner and The Milkmaid

It’s some news to me but very good summary of the position we’re in guys

Northern Tracey's scribblings

No this is not going to be a saucy story but while I have you here lets talk about that famous legend of how vaccines were discovered. I know we’ve all been sold the romantic story of a milkmaid schooling Jenner on the amazing science of ‘immunity’ but seriously if you believe that story I have a nice bridge to sell you.

The whole concept of immunity (which we are told came from a lowly milkmaid) was in fact taken from the known concept of building immunity to poisons called Mithridatism. It had nothing to with germs or viruses unless you use the word virus in it’s original form which was ‘poison’.

wiki

Secondly Jenner did not hear the tale from a milkmaid at all, he heard it from other natural philosophers of the time who had heard it from a farmer and not a milkmaid. This is stated in…

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The Germ Theory an Idiots Guide

A very good introduction

Northern Tracey's scribblings

A transcript of a show I did with Crazzfiles the other day, video version can be found here:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/erD483GOAf8m/

How did we get ourselves into this pickle we’re in? What is the main ingredient, the heart that is pumping the fear around the world right now? IT IS The Germ theory. Without this they would never have been able to build up the fear to the hysterical level it has reached. They would never have been able to build the all encompassing and powerful big pharma and they would never have had so much power to weald over the entire earth. THIS is why it is so important that we understand what germ theory is and what it is not.

What is the germ theory of disease. The britannica definition says
Germ theory, the theory that certain diseases are caused by the invasion of the body by microorganisms…

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What a Wonderful World

https://themindcircle.com/double-helix-staircase-leonardo-da-vinci/

Image above of the top of the staircase, designed by one of the Ninja Turtles Leo or Micko …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Only_a_Paper_Moon

Original song is available in various versions: (I haven’t put mine out there yet)

“It’s Only A Paper Moon” the original lyrics …

You say it’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make believe if you believed in me
Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn’t be make-believe if you believed in me

Without your love it’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love it’s a melody played in a penny arcade
It’s a Barnum & Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn’t be make-believe if you believed in me

You say it’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make believe if you believed in me
Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn’t be make-believe if you believed in me

Without your love it’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love it’s a melody played in a penny arcade
It’s a Barnum & Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn’t be make-believe if you believed in me

It’s phony it’s plain to see
How happy I would be
If you believed in me

“It’s Only A Paper Moon”

My Amendments suggestions

If You Believe in it”

You see it’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it’s only make believe ‘cos you believe in it
Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it’s  make-believe cos you believe in it.

Without your belief it’s a honky-tonk parade
It’s a melody played in a penny arcade
It’s a Barnum & Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it’s make-believe cos you believe in it

You see it’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it’s make-believe cos you believe in it
Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it’s make-believe cos you believe in it

Without belief it’s a honky-tonk parade
Without belief it’s a melody played in a penny arcade
It’s a Barnum & Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it’s make-believe cos  you believe in it.

It’s all phony, it’s plain to see
How happy you would be
Just don’t believe in it

A barrage of lies and liars

Using Uncle Herman as a guide I’m beginning with some etymology:

barrage (n.) https://www.etymonline.com/word/barrage

“1859, “action of barring; man-made barrier in a stream” (for irrigation, etc.), from French barrer “to stop,” from barre “bar,” from Old French barre (see bar (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage “barrier fire” intended to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Related: Barraged; barraging.”

“Being depressed is simply being realistic” – Discuss.

This is my brief here M’Lud, my reaction or rather, less passively, my consolation avenue to explore, following Ariadne’s Thread out of this labyrinth, coming to terms with my realisation that My World, so self-evidently true and deeply personal at this late stage in my life, has been infiltrated and organised to such an extent that it’s unrecognisable as a place I wish to inhabit; it’s unsuitable for any human being- which begs the definition of what would be more suitable: Something that doesn’t atomise and isolate humans into discrete cells, which we have all come to understand that living under these current conditions does- tries to certainly it seems.

Having come to this point, after several decades of coping with living withinside, (the results of which have only served to warp and damage my intrinsic human nature M’Lud), I’ve come to a position where I’m now simply looking to escape from it.

Like blasting off to Mars with Elon! As if that’s a real option haha …

And yet, realising that this my “totally unsuitable situation” has apparently been engineered to be just as it is by some malignantly inhuman, powerful force, (or maybe a combination of many machinations working together even directed by some overarching collective), I realise I’m not really isolated. I’m made to believe so, to seem separated from meaningful contacts with others, as much as possible. BUT I’m in a mass of humans, an individual being worked upon individually and collectively to seem increasingly alone and powerless in the face of various overwhelming narratives which seem to promote on-going despair.

I’m inside a shared situation, realising I’m really in it, breathing it like oxygen, time’s running out and my resources are very limited and I’m doomed to fail in the end. That’s very disheartening as a given situation, verging on hopeless M’Lud …

But I’m not alone any more … I see that the illusion of being some ‘individual’ actually at the same time engineers and promotes the sense of being isolated and powerless.

I feel even more depressed because it seems an inescapable trap, without any way out . No way I can actually blast off to Mars at all! More importantly, I’m the target of this inhuman barrage of lies and lying which seems to surround me. I’m one of a few who have some clue, but now I’m a moving target … Wow! It was intentional that I felt isolated, disconnected, miserable and a failure because I was unhappy. I didn’t realise that this is a symptom of dis-ease, not any human normal state. My normal state is continually being disaffected, upset because things have all deliberately been messed with, by “barrages” which divert the streams which should proceed in natural ways, as the rain falls and winds blow, diverting natural forces into miasmal swamps and desolate regions. That’s what feels wrong and to realise that it’s deliberately meant to be so, is actually somewhat liberating. But I’m told various explanations to attach blame

My “human nature” has been invented, reified into existence and explained to me at school as a fact, to become both cause and effect- so that everything’s my/our fault. I/We’ve caused all this incorrectness, all these imbalances, all the ecologic destruction, all of it. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

I’m not actually wrong: The system seems broken, but it’s actually been built this way. So now we hear “Build back Better” and feel it’s all in a mess because of My past mistakes, My destructive “human nature”: Worse than any “animal nature” , I’m totally at fault without argument, by definition … so the best option available to me is to take a running jump out of the window, and pay for my inadequacy …

Many times I’ve wondered why men are especially prone to offing themselves- is it because consciously or unconsciously, they’ve gotten into this “place of desolation”: Chose to go, taking what’s seems the easy option on offer because it’s possible to actually kill oneself, get out … stop the feeling of being blamed for everything going back in history as far as you like …

Anyone seeing things this way will be depressed if not suicidal; what’s the point in continuing to live, to draw breath, to continue supporting this utterly demoralising dilemma. Given the choice shall I simply refuse to participate any longer, attempt to “make a statement” as I cut my throat … and I see that’s the point, it’s meant to be this way, meant to have this effect; my self-destruction is a part of this “plan” and I’m supporting this “Awfulness” by my self-destruction.

I’m astounded to realise I’m a target, it’s all arranged to drive me insane. My sanity, my normal human responses, once innate and common to humanity, have all been weaponised to finally destroy me. It’s been cunningly- very cunningly- engineered like a bomb onto the axis of my intrinsic will to survive and search for meaning in the surrounding universe. My sanity has been undermined to such an extent that it cannot protect me in the face of this malignant evil force which surrounds me, which has (almost) totally infiltrated my being. That’s a blink into the abyss for sure, what’s ranged up against me and us; anyone that’s not enabling the situation …

I see an actual glimpse of a tunnel- I’m given this “option” (“It’s Your Choice, pal”) because my decision actually counts. If I choose this EXIT, I’ve given it my vote and agree with it. But the main point now is – I don’t agree nor support these assumed aims, objectives and outcomes …

I must continue NOT to underwrite these false paradigms any longer: It’s a compass bearing …

I’m suddenly determined to continue surviving as best I can. I will survive despite … and because I now know better than I did what’s actually going on. I’m going to back my decision and try to make something, somehow … to underline my search for meaning and truth

I’m able to distinguish, and that’s another step from where I was, unaware of any difference …

I have the end of a thread, meaning that maybe there’s a way out, so not simply bedding down with my buddy Elon and doing the Countdown Rock. Haha, hope gleams inside Pandora’s Box, I’ve also replaced the razor blades for now …

But it surrounds me, it’s been working in an insidious way unceasingly since long before my arrival. So Your Honour, is there any point in attempting something impossible? Is it at all comparable to realising that oxygen- which I must breathe to survive- is actually a poison which will kill me. Every breath I take is a reminder of my tense situation…. I’m in mortal danger with no cavalry arriving in the next reel … it’s up to me and I have a real choice in front of me, at every moment …

If I say I feel “depressed” maybe I’m just being Realistic as opposed to being Hopeful, i.e. utterly unrealistic. Continuing to cope in the old way is no longer an option. Something is different …

I’m still living in a world undergoing a constant “barrage of lies”, this handy phrase, which encapsulates the predicament within which I’m attempting to survive. I didn’t choose my situation, I was born into it. So I can’t be blamed for “IT”, this world I was ejaculated into in the existentialist catchword of Jean-Paul’s, I grew up in and am now seeking to escape from- if that’s remotely possible. Haha remote, pass me the remote … another glint of hope …

But- I’m surrounded by this “barrage of lies”. Where, when and why? More to the point- Who? It’s not “natural” in as much as it’s anti-human therefore it can’t be part of natural processes of life on this plant. Some human activities are unnatural even tho’ done by humans, who are all conceivably part of this natural world and whose actions are deemed natural. But if some enablers, human “agents” being directed by some collective organising force are/have been warped/twisted/, then their actions are NOT natural and my point is that if a warping process, a kind of “warp field” is in place NOT metaphorically because it’s real and not virtual- its outcomes are totally real and not virtual as I can vouch, then I have to posit some force or process causing this warping/twisting process and continuing to maintain its efficacy to organise over quite long periods of time.

These enablers know what they’re doing to some extent and continue as long as they can. They see rewards for themselves and their kith and kin I guess.

What it is is not for me to say, only that there’s evidence of intervention … Something’s set these barrages in place, diverted the natural stream of life, to be poetic: Damned it, diverted it.

Wow, I’ve really cracked a nut open and I chew the contents. The situation is clearer now, my situation; I’ve started a journey with really tiny steps, but it’s a-started here guys, let’s roll on!

Part Two

A sense of misgiving at various events made me question the generally accepted media view of “Life, the Universe and Everything”, as per the school text books and suchlike. Realised that a lot of apparent accidents and unexplained failures in the past were better understood if they were actually planned outcomes. No need to go into details because everybody has to do their own investigative work, walk the lonely streets night after day, for weeks, months and years …

Otherwise, nothing can happen. It would just be one thing replacing another one equally as good and as valuable (or not) in someones (yours) knowledge and unless and until one does ones own legwork, following up leads to wherever it takes one in this big old world and whenever, going back several centuries if necessary! One has to get to ones own conclusion, one just cannot take anothers word for anything. It all has to be verified clearly for and to and with and even despite oneself.

The point is seeing that it appears to benefits some group so there’s the culprit/instigator. Whatever situation arises, someone benefits- maybe getting a revenue stream, or deeper intentions like creating fear or panic. It’s like “Follow the Money” but some group gains from every situation, benefits; even the apparent random ones. Nothing is random …

Why should anyone wish to “create” fear and panic? It seems inhuman even to think like this.

There’s the first obstacle right there. I must become inhuman to see what’s wrong, looking into the abyss is really scary …. there seem to be monstrous forces at work aimed at destroying me.

But I must try. Nobody else can do it for me.