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My brother-in-law makes short films.
He posted something to reshare:
http://vimeo.com/m/84775688/
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This is America today:

http://www.popehat.com/2013/12/23/burn-the-fucking-system-to-the-ground/

I dare not ask myself how far gone things are in Europe. Maybe not this bad, but .. I have suspicions.

The government is a machine. In order to keep it running well you need to perform proper maintenance. I'm afraid "proper maintenance" in this case has devolved to: Calling down the holy wrath of god upon every single person who
- Dares utter a single word in public service that is not true.
- Dares try to mislead the public with selective truth.
- Dares be a complete and utter hypocrite like that judge up there.
- Dares to let himself be bought.

And with 'holy wrath' I really mean "struck by divine lightning and burnt to a cinder on the spot". I don't want to try and sit in god's chair here (especially since I'm an atheist) but I very much believe that if our system of punishing injustice is to work the people that need to be held accountable most are those who sit at the top, while at the same time lies and half-truths that are harmless on a personal level devolve into crimes of mind-boggling magnitude when uttered by someone in a position of power.

Since a portion of americans apparently believe the biggest crimes need to be punishable by death, and corruption is the biggest evil I know, holy fire raining down divine vengeance upon those who commit acts of corruption seems to be appropriate.

Too bad I don't believe in God.

.. and then certain parts of the government still need to be completely dismantled because they are not salvageable, and their very purpose is evil.

- Patent offices
- The entire military (every one of them, I don't discriminate that way) and corresponding industrial complex.
- Much of the US police force's paramilitary powers
- Pretty much every spying agency. Especially the NSA, but again, I don't discriminate.

I don't fully agree with Clark that the system cannot be repaired. But it sure is heavily broken.
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Nope, no reason to be worried about fukishima. None at all.
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Follow up reading:
http://www.gewoon-nieuws.nl/2013/08/fukushima-reele-bedreiging-voor-de-wereld/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-a-nuclear-war-without-a-war-the-unspoken-crisis-of-worldwide-nuclear-radiation/28870
http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukushima1.html

The last one is downright paranoid. No idea as to the veracity of that source, but hell. (edit: Yeah, this last one fails several of my sanity checks. Way too much paranoia there, when simpler explanations are available.)

Just knowing how these plants work makes me think that nuclear power plants are like these giant bombs with lit fuses that people have to constantly add more nitroglicerine to to prevent them from exploding. Even after the fuse has gone out.

Tell any sane person such an analogy, and they'd say that creating such a device is a bad idea in the first place. We should shut all of them down. But admitting that means abandoning all pretense that our so called civilisation is not teetering on the edge of ruin. We can't shut them down permanently - it would kill our economy.

Instead, the media will pretend nothing is wrong, and our world will march blindly on. Like lemmings.
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Mijn probleem met kerndoemscenario's is dat geen van die verhalen een beschrijving geven van wat en hoeveel waar terecht gaat komen. Er wordt hard 'gevaar!' geroepen, maar niet wat voor gevaar. Mijn grove inschatting van het ergst denkbare: een paar duizend kilo radioactief materiaal dondert in zee, of een wolk radioactief materiaal stuift op. Dat maakt een gebiedje van een paar honderd vierkante kilometer een tijdje ongezond. Het zijn bij mijn weten vooral betastralers, dat draagt maar een paar centimeter. Ook de veel engere atmosferische kernproeven hebben geen grote gevolgen gehad.
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http://xkcd.com/1321/

So true. People believe what they can put in relation to their own experiences. Statistics and graphs? Doesn't matter how correct they are - they are just discounted.

Everything is fine. Bad things cannot possibly happen. House prices cannot possibly go down. Global warming is a lie. We aren't destroying this planet. Or ourselves. Economic growth is permanent and will last until the end of time. Our civilisation is immortal.

We are doomed.
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To elaborate a little: I post when I'm down, to blow off steam. It helps, but it makes me look like a miser.

I won't apologise for it though. All the evidence suggests our future will be very, very bad. That most people don't see it is part of the reason why. I can't change that. I wish I could.
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"The sadder reality, Mr. President, is that NSA itself had enough information to prevent 9/11, but chose to sit on it rather than share it with the FBI or CIA. We know; we were there. We were witness to the many bureaucratic indignities that made NSA at least as culpable for pre-9/11 failures as are other U.S. intelligence agencies"

http://consortiumnews.com/2014/01/07/nsa-insiders-reveal-what-went-wrong/

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There is only one dignified answer to a revelation like this:
Cancel. Their. Funding.
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'Our predicament calls to mind that of our colleague veteran intelligence professionals, who were ignored by Official Washington and an obsequious media, when we knew that fraudulent (not mistaken) intelligence was being used to “justify” the launching of an aggressive war on Iraq 11 years ago.'
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At least that is pretty much public knowledge at this point ..
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"NSA Codebreaking: I Am The Other" http://feedly.com/k/1aTXN0c
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The ridiculous state of the US in a nutshell.
People should take to the streets over this. Really.

"The role of a press secretary" http://feedly.com/k/11g6lsG
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And it goes on and on, and not just in the US.
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Am I the only one who finds the current economic situation deeply scary?

Take, for instance, little blog posts like these:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/no_author/2-thirds-of-americans-will-lose-everything/

When does Obama's term end anyway?
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Fractioneel bankieren maakt de economie een piramidespel. De huidige economische situatie is daarmee even eng als die van 10, 20 en 80 jaar geleden: fundamenteel instabiel.
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