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My Take on efin' Reality

Since my freshman year at Ohio State University in 1963 to today, I 've
been living in either extreme poverty or just plain poverty! lol And today,
I'm not alone! 143,000,000 of us are either existing below the official b.s.
federal poverty line or
the rest of us are
paycheck-to-paycheck. The history
behind this has been cleverly kept almost impossible to figure out - for me, a
lifetime almost, lol. Connecting the events of what really has brought America
to her present insanity is efing, mind-boggling. I and others are very possibly
decedents of white settler, colonial, criminal, racists.

I and others must live knowing that We the Poor are among the
millions of
poor who compose in part several color-based, economic-class-based and
urban vrs. city groupings: First off, t
he original Indigenous Peoples whose
pristine lands were stolen by white European settlers. Once, over 15,000,000
people freely moved to anywhere and everywhere in America. Today, there are
over 300,000,000 of us, mostly in large cities. A merciless genocide led.
The
First People's nations and tribes were encountered, hunted down and murdered.
The "Discovery Doctrine
" was used to "legally" steal the land of anyone found
 not to be of land-owner, white Christian ancestry or citizen of other colonizer
countries. Internment camps were hastily created, followed-up by forced marches
to tracts of land re-named "reservations",
(then undesirable for white settlement).
Greed, expanding empire and racism has culminated into today's sprawl of malls,
highways, clear-cut wildlands, mountain-top removals, pipelines,
poverty and despair,
over-crowded,
private prisons, etc. A few U.S. Indigenous reservation lands house
gambling casinos or lease oil, water and minerals rights, (virtually never given-up
willingly) to violent, machine-like corporations - as some sort of "reparations" that
supposedly pays for the millions of children and people killed or displaced.

America is divided between the vast majority who are poor, made so by the
intentional greed of the rich at the expense of everyone else, either making us
poor if we are not willing to be "better-off", by working us at odious tech jobs
or working us so that we would have to violate our common sense: to not
pollute water, food and air. Or we might be made to accept unreasonable risks
in dangerous manufacturing or construction projects. You name it, and many,
if not all elites are not putting People over profits - just the reverse!

Cities are either suffering crumbling infrastructures, or morphing into super-fund
sites, or sacrifice zones of low wealth survivors. All Americans live without
"Single-payer Medicare for All".
Rural Americans do not have access to doctors or
near-by
hospitals or health clinics. Like the Palestinians, if you are not rich (or not
willing to do their bidding), we, no matter what country, are all learning what it's
like to live without freedom from violent oppression by a 1% "ethnic rich" ruling
class. Multi-national corporate malevolence has forced us poor into survival mode.

War-like corporatists have
forced mass migration and regional displacements through
mass destruction of infra-structure, economic sanctions and generalized aggression.
Ecological destruction has led to longterm systemic
famines, causing genocide. First
People's lands were
seized at gunpoint or worse everywhere, on every continent, but
Antarctica! We're next on "their" agenda.

W
e, me, or maybe you, may be included in the approximately seventy million
disabled Americans, the elderly and millions of children barely existing. There
are over two million incarcerated people in America: fathers, mothers,
family
members and orphaned
children remain in crowded, inhumane conditions. Many
 inmates suffer from untreated mental and other medically needed conditions in the
under-staffed, for-profit internment-like camps due to often questionable sentences
brought about by inadequate defense council. Poverty is slavery, especially as in
for-profit privatized, state prisons. Many communities of Color and of Poor Whites
are
"red-lined" and over-policed, putting the residents in a constant state of stressed
existence, not knowing from day-to-day and from paycheck-to-paycheck, whether to
somehow
flee or stand their ground and fight back! Not ever knowing the loving, peaceful
feeling of real joy and restful relaxation! We poor must learn to self-organize with others.

Ancestors of many of the current
ruling classes were "plantations" owners - written into
history as so-called
colonists - some whose heirs would be today's "banksters". And some
of these scoundrels are revered as patriots then and today.
Crooks who banked some MAJOR
wealth from their unchallenged cruelty and forced labor-camp slave holdings. Imagine: stolen,
robbed, chained and murdered like many indigenous African People - many children.
Captured.
 Hunted-down. Brutalized. Branded and sold as if they were cattle, "labor" commodities. Slave
auctions brought immense accumulated
wealth that grew over the years and decades. Blood
money that paid for tall buildings, ships and railroads and
flows still, gaining immense accrued
interest through many U.S. and trans-national banks. Corporate coffers will someday soon, be
confiscated and returned to the rightful owners, just as happened for the victims of the Nazis,
whose similar crimes against the Jews and the Romas is well documented. It's time for another
war-crimes and crimes against humanity trial as happened during the Nuremberg Trials
.

Yet, slavery still lives today as private prison labor, low wage, non-union jobs, non-union
sweatshops, child sex
trafficking and immoral child abduction by I.C.E. from their immigrant
parents. If most Americans are not direct decedents of these first American colonist settlers,
then we're the decedents of immigrants, stolen and brutalized African, Asian, South American
Indigenous Peoples and others - or perhaps decedents of the First Nation Indigenous Peoples.
Irregardless, today with few exceptions, most of us who are poor, are so because of a rigged
system, that stems directly from these original criminal minds that came mostly from Europe.

Many of the "plantation" owner elites, have successfully passed on their wealth and corporate
corruption schemes from coast to coast and north to south, up to the present day.


Where did all these damn police come from? Not out of thin air. Law enforcement, normally
would be at village and city level, hired by, hired from, and paid for by the citizens, collectively.
Taxes done ethically and morally right for all equally is the way that works. Security forces for
the ridiculously wealthy slave owners were originally
privately-hired militias, formed from the
desperately poor of the day. These individuals were chosen for their hunting and combat abilities.
They took
orders directly from their paymasters, the plantation slaveholder class. This system of
"human hunters" who
willingly hunted down runaway slaves, for their bosses, the "slaveholder"
elites, worked in tandem and with impunity
. And this would go on  through the years, to involve
other enforcement duties that has grown gruesomely out of hand.


Today's militarized police has its roots in slavery - a cross between slave enforcement
and population control. We poor are kept in perpetual low wealth, with few exceptions
,
living in a
nightmare, paycheck-to-paycheck "consumer" trap. The trap forces us to
ruthlessly compete for an artificially constructed scarcity of available jobs. Most of
us (without credit) are
unable to pay for a sudden $400 cash emergency, like a co-pay
for a for-profit hospita
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A National Call For Moral Revival

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Arctic sea ice extent averaged for September 2020 was 3.92 million square kilometers (1.51 million square miles), the second lowest in the 42-year satellite record, behind only September 2012. This is 350,000 square kilometers (135,000 square miles) above that record low, and 2.49 million square kilometers (961,000 square miles) below the 1981 to 2010 average. Following the minimum seasonal extent, which occurred on September 15, ice growth quickly began along in the northern Beaufort, Chukchi, and East Siberian Seas (Figure 1). Expansion of the ice edge was also notable within the East Greenland Sea and within Canadian Arctic Archipelago. By contrast, the ice edge in the Kara and Barents Seas remained relatively stable until the end of the month when it started to expand, and within the Laptev Sea the ice edge retreated slightly. The Northern Sea Route remained open at the end of September whereas the Northwest Passage southerly route (Amundsen’s route) is now blocked by ice. Ten days after the minimum extent was reached, the total extent climbed above 4 million square kilometers (1.54 million square miles) and by the end of the month the ice extent was tracking at 4.25 million square kilometers (1.64 million square miles), still second lowest in terms of daily extent.

Arctic air temperatures at the 925 hPa level (about 2,500 feet above the surface) remained overall above the 1981 to 2010 average during September. This warmth was primarily observed on the Eurasian side of the Arctic, where air temperatures along the coastal regions of the Laptev Sea reached up to 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) above average. Below average temperatures prevailed over Greenland. Warm conditions over the Siberian side of the Arctic were driven by a strong high pressure ridge over Siberia coupled with a strong low-pressure trough centered over Svalbard. This is also manifested as a positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation (AO). A cyclonic (counterclockwise) circulation pattern set up over the Laptev Sea, bringing in warmer air from the south. At the same time, this circulation pattern enhanced ice drift out through Fram Strait and out of the Arctic Ocean. Winds from the south in the Kara and Barents Seas also kept the ice edge from expanding in that region, and led to retreat of the ice edge within the Laptev Sea.

The overall rate of sea ice decline in September is now at 83,700 square kilometers (32,300 square miles) per year, or a rate of ice loss of 13.1 percent per decade relative to the 1981 to 2010 average.

While average and below average air temperature characterized the Arctic Ocean in the winter of 2019 to 2020, exceptionally warm conditions prevailed this past summer. Indeed, the summer of 2020 appears to be the warmest since at least 1979. According to the NCEP/NCAR reanalyses, monthly averaged air temperatures (at the 925 hPa level) over the Arctic Ocean, north of 70 degrees N, were at record highs in May, July, and August. June ranked as the second warmest behind 2005 (Figure 4a). Exceptionally high temperatures in May led to early development of melt ponds along the Russian coast (Figure 4b). This, combined with exceptional warmth over Siberia in June and thin ice in the region, fostered by the strongly positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation (AO) in winter (see discussion below), resulted in early development of open water within the Laptev Sea. This led to record low ice extent in the region starting in mid-June. By mid-July, Arctic sea ice extent was tracking at record lows over the period of satellite observations, fueled by the early ice retreat along the Russian coast.

Sea level pressure patterns this melt season shifted from month to month (Figure 4c). For example, high air temperatures in May were linked to a high pressure ridge over Alaska that extended into the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Meanwhile, unusually low pressure was focused over the central Arctic Ocean and Scandinavia, driving winds from the south over to the Kara Sea. In June, the high pressure moved over to the western Arctic Ocean. High pressure also developed throughout the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Greenland, and Scandinavia. This, combined with low sea level pressure near the pole and over the Kara Sea and Eurasia, spilled cold Arctic air into Eurasia and warm air over Siberia. In July, the high pressure ridge moved further east to the Kara and Laptev Seas. Coupled with low pressure over Siberia and Scandinavia, this circulation pattern funneled warm air from Scandinavia and Eurasia towards the pole, while pushing cold Arctic air from the Kara Sea over to Russia and from the central Arctic over to Alaska.

As August started, the pace of ice loss slowed and by the end of the month, total Arctic sea ice extent went from the lowest to the second lowest in the satellite record. This was despite August being the warmest August recorded since at least 1979.

By late August, sea surface temperatures showed large variations across the Arctic, with generally warm water to the south and colder, near-freezing water near the ice edge in most locations (Figure 4d). According to our colleague Mike Steele at the University of Washington, this cold water persists near the ice edge as the ocean gives up its heat to melt ice; this signals the last stage of summer ice retreat. The resulting new open water hardly warms up because there is little atmospheric heating late in the season from lack of solar energy. An exception is the eastern Beaufort Sea, where ice was swept southward this year into warm water along the northern coast of northwest Canada and Alaska. By mid-September, the cold northern band of sea surface temperatures expanded in response to continued ice retreat and weak atmospheric heating of the ocean. Many areas, such as the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Canada Basin, and Baffin Bay, had lower sea surface temperatures at this time relative to August. This surface cooling happens as the calm winds of summer  are replaced by windier conditions in the fall, which mixes the ocean heat downward. The date of maximum sea surface temperature is often earlier than the date of minimum sea ice extent. This is not so evident in the eastern Arctic Ocean, possibly because of the influence of warm ocean currents that continue to pump heat into the area through late summer.
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The Daily Climate
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understanding of climate change"- Posted 01/07/2013



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latest news of climate change science"



Nature Climate Change

"A monthly journal dedicated to publishing the most
significant and cutting-edge research on the science
of climate change, its impacts and
wider implications
for the economy, society and policy"

 


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Political map of the North Pole (Arctic)
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The World at Night
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Concentrating Solar-thermal,
Wind,
Photovoltaic and/or Geo-thermal, etc.
as alternatives - by 2025!




EARTH
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360 View from Mt. Everest
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U.S. Drought Monitor
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U.S. Wildfires Reports
& Updates
Here



National Preparedness Level 3

as of October 13 at 6 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
208-387-5050

This report will be updated daily.
Please check the IMSR for more information.



October 19, 2020

Wildland firefighters and support personnel continue to work toward containment goals on 58 large fires that have burned nearly four million acres. Two new large fires were reported, one in Colorado and one in Utah. To date, 46,148 wildfires have burned 8,404,047 acres. This is 2.1 million more acres burned than the 10-year average.

NIMO (Houseman) has been assigned to COVID-19 support at Forest Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. NIMO (Reinarz) has been assigned to provide wildland fire support to California.

Five fire suppression crews and four overhead personnel from Mexico are supporting fire suppression efforts in southern California

During this unprecedented time, the safety of the public and all wildland fire responders is always the number one priority for all wildland fire agencies. For more information and links to the Geographic Area Plans, visit the NIFC COVID-19 page.

Weather

A broad upper-level trough will continue over the northern tier of the CONUS with upper highs over Florida and Baja California. A cold front will stall from the eastern Great Lakes to the southern High Plains. Lingering precipitation is expected across far northern portions of the CONUS and from the Ozarks into Northeast, west of the Appalachians. Warm and dry conditions will continue over much of the Southwest, Great Basin, and California.

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Radiation Monitors:

The Nuclear Threat is VERY REAL!
  "Mineral Lab" produces this Background Radiation Map, in Prescott, AZ
 and shows
xx CPM (Counts Per Minute) at almost 5400 ft-asl (1646 m-asl). This is
(probably) from
a Geiger-counter with a 3/4" side-mounted detector screen
(light-lined circles)
.
Today, I read (not working xx CPM at 2800 ft-asl 853 m-asl). The lower the
elevation, the lower the gamma ray count from outer space! (Notice the low
counts at sea level!)
On the map, the heavy-lined circles are counts 2-3 times
more sensitive, like my
ONYZ NX-10 Geiger-counter with a 2" back-mounted
"pancake" detector.
Confusing? Corporately, damn straight! On purpose!
 
> > More about radiation here


"Santa Ana winds" are easterly winds in the Spring.
This means a bump in my downwind CPM count!
We'll watch and see! Nano-sized, radioactive,
metals
& other
nuke contaminants, are carried in the dust of
the desert floor region surrounding the
W.I.P.P.

radioactive "waste" depository region, nearby Carlsbad,
New Mexico, the source. W.I.P.P. had a major release
of
Plutonium-239
around the time of Valentine's Day,
2014. Successful detection of dangerous radioactivity
is from noticing CPM up ticks of normally benign natural
 background radiation. A bump in
Cesium-137
, sounds
the alarm! Radioactive Cs-137 is dangerous if ingested or
 inhaled. It is a short-lived radioactive nuke-fission waste
product
(lasting 300 yrs = 10 x 28 yr half-life) - a co-product
 with Pu-239 (
the deadliest poison known to humankind),
in the
fissioning
process of Uranium-235 (that produces
 incredible heat used to convert liquid water to steam)! So,
when my
Geiger CPMs double or triple in number, I know
that many dozens
of other nuke waste crap like Pu-239
IS THERE! W.I.P.P. is in southeastern NM, near TX.




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US Gamma Ray Background Radiation Map


World Nuclear Sites Expedition for Life

(Post Fukushima-Daiichi Indy Investigation)

 
 
The Periodic Table of Elements - Larger Version - Here
 

 


 
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Nuclear Weapons Complex: Sites & Facilities
 
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Nuke Reactors World Map - 437 in 31 Countries,
180 Propulsion Reactors - Here
 




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