Tuesday, October 17, 2017

1400 years of Dissension will not be solved in the Middle East, Somalia or Asia. The world will be the stage for generations


I know our so called leaders are fond of saying we will fight the extremists wherever they are that means the world is the front in the so called war on terror. We are not winning this so called war on terror it has not even really begun. Our so called leaders and war mongering Republicans are fond of saying that we did nothing to deserve the attack on 9/11 but on the contrary we did everything to deserve it. This has been a long time coming. 1400 years of dissension has come to a head and it will not be quelled easily as you see.

The fall of the Russian Empire set in motion something that began with the founding of Islam in 610. Islam was established by Muhammad in order to give Muslims a formal religion and sense of equality and belonging with the Jews and Christians. It failed and Muslims have never been able to gain equal footing or be willing to accept their role in the worlds society.

The Christian Crusades to take back Jerusalem turned into a blood bath against Muslims. Our nation was born during the enlightenment and industrialization completed a gap between our societies which will never close. Next comes the Berlin Conference in the 19th century, allowing Europe to divvy up Africa which they then took what they wanted and then reset the boundaries creating another mess with the Muslim world.

This is not though, a fight between the West and Islam. Islam is also fighting itself! It is a war between Islam and the world at large, everyone. As some have no tolerance of anything but their version of perverted Religion and Democracy. The Muslim Islamists have no tolerance of any other version of Islam than their own. They want all their lands back which cannot happen. They want us off their lands so what does Bush do? He attacked Iraq invading their homeland with our military and attempts to set up his idea of a new middle east order.

There is an easy answer to this and that is too fight and continue to fight, there is no easy way out though. We have no other choice as this will not be quelled by diplomacy. We must see this through to the end. Years ago I said like it or not, this will turn into a war against Islam. We will be forced to isolate them in their own lands for our own safety. It is an unpopular thought but we will not have a choice. Once on their own they will turn on themselves as they already are because they cannot tolerate any version of Islam other than their own.

Iraqi's are killing each other as we know and it will engulf the entire middle east Bush knew this would happen and ignored all good advice and intelligence to the contrary, as he had to in order to stay the course and prosecute his idea of new order. Reagan is credited with ending the cold war but he set in motion many of the problems of today. Bush finished the job by belittling every country in the word and attacking Iraq unsettling the middle east. Obama is doing his damnedest to make things right but he is not getting cooperation and I do not think he will have the time.

Anyway by virtue of Bush's superiority complex and destabilization of the already unstable middle east which we also contributed to by injecting Israel into the mix and again resetting boundaries as we saw fit, again ignoring traditional boundaries and dislikes. Bush liked to say we must defeat the so called insurgents in Iraq or they will follow us home. Now we are hearing from Al Qaeda in Pakistan and elsewhere that they are coming soon.They will follow us home period.

I would like to see this resolved with Diplomacy but no way. We have messed over Islam all around the world now they want retribution all around the world. They want to turn the clock back but that is impossible. You can not turn time back. We have hit the stage in man and the planets life cycle called the mature stage where we must be taking care of them but we are not. A nation, a people, must either accept your position be happy with what you have today or you see the alternative. What a hell of a future is all I can say!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ocean life 'facing mass extinction' No kidding? Then stop it because that means us!




Ocean life 'facing mass extinction' Depleted fish stocks, dying reefs and "dead zones" among consequences of global warming and pollution, scientists warn.




Despite our numerous warnings the ocean has gotten much worse too fast Dead zones multiplying, garbage swirls more enormous
Study tracks ocean plastic spread

US researchers measure the amount of plastic accumulating in a region of the Atlantic Ocean over a 22-year period. In 2004 I was alarmed because there was 150 dead spots today there are 400. Commonly, ocean "dead zones" have been linked to agricultural runoff and other pollution coming down major rivers such as the Mississippi or the Columbia.

One of the largest of the 400 or so ocean dead zones is in the Gulf of Mexico, near the mouth of the Mississippi.However, scientists now say that some of these areas, including those off the Northwest, apparently are linked to broader changes in ocean oxygen levels.The Pacific waters off Washington and Oregon face a double whammy as a result of ocean circulation. Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists | McClatchy

Oil leak leaves undersea residue We are grossly failing ourselves and the world and we won't even get into the worlds growing water wars! Please look at it though water wars are a rapidly growing world crisis Anyway, remember our discussion during earth day?

880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross honor of earth week and earth day March 27th I did a story on how dire the situation on the health or our planet really is. I started warning of the changing environment and our involvement in it when I was in high school in 1970. My efforts were always laughed at but it is too late to turn around and no one is laughing any more.

Anyway I have written so extensively in the past it would take a book. I have written in the past about the huge swirl of garbage in the Pacific ocean.

After happening onto Fabien Cousteau discussing the fact that it has now doubled in size in just 2 years and is now twice the size of Texas I was stunned and wanted to point this out. Fabien Cousteau on the dire condition of our ocean

Ocean Pollution Grows Larger From 100 Million Tons of Garbage .

there are huge islands of garbage swirling together into ever-growing "cyclones" of debris

Continent-sized swirl of rubbish raises alarm , it is a horrible new Habitat

* Wake up we are killing our Mother and not with kindness. We throw away 43,000 tons of food away every day in America. That is sick in itself! The world is starving hell even Americans are starving and we just throw away 43,000 tons of food a year. Makes me want to scream.
* We are drowning in trash. A family of 5 generates 25 pounds of trash a day. What is our Population? Figure it out!
* We use 100 million plastic bags per year. Enough is enough!

* In closing we are running out of potable water and at the same time much of our chemicals we use to grow our food ends up in the ocean along with all our other debris. As a result the monstrous garbage swirl in the pacific described above is only one. There are many and they are in every ocean. The debris field in the pacific is 90 feet deep. Seems to and is twice the size of Texas. Seems to me that this should spawn a new industry for former fishermen. I do not remember the size of fishing nets but I do know they go down 90 feet. Seems to me like a business can be made of cleaning this up.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Berlin conference started The African Black mans burden: How Africa subsidizes the west!



It just blows me away knowing Africa was divvied up at the Berlin Conference and after Colonization ended new lines were drawn up dividing Muslim people and others that hate each other, and what we did in the same regard to the middle east. The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity on the part of the European powers, while simultaneously eliminating most existing forms of African autonomy and self-governance. Berlin Conference 1884: The divvying up of Africa

The so called civilized countries raped Africa taking all the natural resources they could take in   order to feed the machine of the industrial Revolution. The industrial Revolution: Natural resources and sustainability

We took what we wanted reset the boundaries putting traditional enemies in the position of fighting for ownership and not having the resources to support themselves and left. Africa as you know for most is a beautiful but harsh environment Despite what we hear as an effort to help Africa here too we are not the solution but the problem.

As you know, Hillary had been visiting Africa! We supposedly often "help" Africa and let them know about it as often as possible. Hell we created much of their trouble with the exception of their natural environment which is getting more harsh and we probably contributed to that too. So you have to agree with Kenyan's when they cheered Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga when he declared that we in Africa do not need any lectures from the West. Damn straight they need the tools and the training to help themselves.

She should have asked why is Africa at war with itself and admit why. She should ask why is Africa poor and admit we have not given them the tools to help themselves. Despite our so called help More than 300 million people south of the Sahara have to survive on less than a dollar a day. I was caught off guard when I found out that Two thirds of the poorest countries in the world are in Africa, also 34 of the 35 states with the lowest life expectancy. That truly is unbelievable. Please read this grim analysis! Africa: Black Man's Burden - How Continent Subsidizes the West

* In closing, What we did to Africa, the middle east, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan etc is terrible. I reiterate that I am sick of hearing we have done nothing wrong. Hell we have done nothing right! Africa has to be the richest continent in natural resources on the planet and it is one of the poorest! Africa is possibly the largest producer of raw materials in the world.

Mineral and Agricultural resources are mined by peasants earning pennies and taken to the rest of the world to enrich everyone else. The Black man, women, Africa, I am really sympathizing and we have to start making things right. One of our friends a couple days ago said if we do the right thing today much of the transgressions of the past will be forgiven. Let us get started!


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
htttp://anaveerageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Survival: World food shortages spreading but After air man needs potable water




Survival: World food shortages spreading but After air, the most important thing we need to survive is potable water. This is easy be prepared!
Yesterday I discussed the growing food shortages and food wars around the world. Remember how bad it was 5 years ago? Growing food shortages

Today the news is worse! "while many are worrying about filling their gas tanks, many others around the world are struggling to fill their stomachs, and it is getting more and more difficult every day." Serious world leaders still can head off catastrophe. But they better hurry.

It's okay, you will be okay! I will start discussing how you can guarantee that but not to worry! Survival: World food shortages spreading but After air, the most important thing we need to survive is potable water. This is easy be prepared!
Water filtration devices can be bought at practically any camping or outdoor supply store, but if you live in the city, you probably don’t camp out a lot. You may not have a water filtration device. You may depend upon your city to provide you with filtered water from your tap. A turn of a knob and there you go - drinkable water.

But, in a widespread economic depression, we may be subjected to equipment breakdowns and/or water rationing. In fact, we are often already subjected to water rationing, but so far, it’s only applied to watering lawns. In a critical, short term disaster, the water may be contaminated and undrinkable for a while. How do city folks get drinkable water? If we have advanced warning, we can fill up jugs, pitchers, bottles, sinks, buckets, and bathtubs with water. That’s good for a week or so, and grey water can be used to flush the toilet.

I reiterate: If you have an ornamental pond or wading pool or collect rainwater in barrels from your gutters, that’s a good source of water, too. It can be boiled to make it drinkable. I know a lot of sources say you need to boil your water for anywhere between one and ten minutes, but in my experience, this means you are left with steam and very little water. Bringing the water to a good rolling boil and then cooling it is sufficient to make it drinkable.

Distilling your water yourself is the best way to guarantee it’s drinkable. Most stills are illegal to own, but you can make a water distillation still out of common household items. Well, they used to be common. Maybe they aren’t any more. What you need is a stockpot, a domed metal lid in which you can drill (or have drilled) a hole at the highest part, plastic tubing (like what you have for the ice maker in your refrigerator), a bowl of cold water and a pot or pitcher in which to catch the purified water.

Fill the stockpot with water - use the pitcher you’ll use to catch the clean water to measure - two pitchers of water in the stockpot. Secure the plastic tubing in the hole and the lid to the stockpot (make a paste of flour and water to seal the edges), make sure the tubing doesn’t come near the heat or the hot stock pot, coil a couple of loops into a bowl of cold water, and hang the end out into the pitcher you use to catch the cleaned water. Make sure the bowl of cold water is lower than the stock pot, and the pitcher is lower than the bowl of cold water. 
Heat the stockpot of water to a rolling boil. The steam will be captured by the tubing, the cold water in the bowl will convert the steam back to water and the purified water will drip into the pitcher. When the pitcher is full, turn the heat off and the water you collect while it cools as well as what cools in the stockpot can be used for grey water purposes like flushing the toilet. Don’t use the leftover water for any purposes that might make its way into your mouth. While it’s been boiled, theoretically making it safe, it may still contain some chemical contaminants. The distilled portion is safe to drink and cook and wash dishes with.

If you live in the city and have only flood waters available, distil the water you drink. Don’t depend upon boiling to remove contaminants. In the city, the water will come into contact with a wide variety of chemical contaminants that boiling just won’t remove. Be safe, distil your water.

If no water is available, you can collect water with a dew collector. You’ll need some land (a backyard or waste area will do - try to avoid public parks - city officials get cranky if you dig up public parks), a shovel, a large sheet of plastic, some rocks, and a collection cup or pot. For a sophisticated dew collector, you can run tubing from the cup or bowl to the outside edge of the plastic sheet.

To put this together, you need to dig a hole in a sunny spot about 2 feet wide and 10 inches deep. Place your cup or pot in the center of the hole. If you use plastic tubing, put it in the cup and run it along the ground and up and out of the hole. Spread the plastic sheet over the hole and set rocks at the corners to secure it. Put a rock in the center over the collection cup and push it down slightly so the plastic is just above the cup - the point is for condensation to collect under the sheet and run down and drip into the collection cup. Now, add more rocks around the edge of the plastic sheet and cover the edges with dirt so it’s sealed all the way around except for the tubing that’s out. Even in the desert, you’ll be able to collect at least a cup of water a day from this. In more temperate areas, as long as you get some temperature variation between night and day, you’ll get plenty of fresh water. It’ll taste like plastic, but it’ll be safe to drink. Just suck it out through the tubing.

If you want to use it for cooking, you’ll have to carefully remove the dirt and rocks from one side, take the cup out and replace it with a new cup, then reseal the hole.
If you can’t dig a hole, find a sloping area (on a roof top, for example). You’ll need a large clear plastic bag, some non-poisonous green plants, a rock, and a plastic straw or tubing. Flip the bag fully open and fill 3/4 full of green plants - no sticks or sharp objects should be in the greenery. Put a rock near the mouth of the bag and position it so the mouth is on the downside of the slope. Close the bag and tie it securely, inserting your plastic straw or tubing into it Blow into the bag to puff it up. To get your water out (about half a liter to a liter a day), untie the bag, and tip it so the water that collects around the rock drains out, then refresh the greenery and retie the bag for the next day’s water.

One way to prepare for water shortage is to slowly drink less water. In our water bottle society where everyone seems to carry water with them everywhere, we are over-hydrated. If you’re over-hydrated, your urine will be clear. If you suddenly stop drinking so much water, your kidneys will continue to act as if you were still drinking as much and you will quickly dehydrate. By slowly reducing the amount of water you drink, your kidneys will adapt better and when a disaster strikes and your water supply is compromised, you won’t suffer from dehydration or damage your kidneys with the abrupt change. 2 liters of water a day - a mix of drinkables and the water present in our food - is all we need to survive. Your urine will be more concentrated, meaning it will be yellow; but as long as you are producing urine, you aren’t dehydrated.

In the event of a biochemical disaster or a nuclear strike, use decontamination procedures immediately. If your water is in sealed containers, decontaminate the outside before you open it. Obviously, water in sealed containers is your best and safest source. You must protect this water as much as possible. If you didn’t stock up on sealed bottles of water, try to get it from a closed source like underground pipes. You may use rainwater or snow but be sure to distill it before using it. Use water from slow-moving streams, if necessary, but always check first for signs of contamination, and always distil it before using. Signs of water source contamination are foreign odor's such as garlic, mustard, geranium, or bitter almonds; oily spots on the surface of the water or nearby; and the presence of dead fish or animals. If these signs are present, do not use the water.

To remove radiation contamination from water, fill a bucket or other deep container three-fourths full with contaminated water. Then take dirt from a depth of 10 or more inches below the ground surface and stir it into the water. Use about 1 inch of dirt for every 5 inches of water. Stir the water until you see most dirt particles suspended in the water. Let the mixture settle for at least 6 hours. The settling dirt particles will carry most of the suspended fallout particles to the bottom and cover them. You can then dip out or siphon off the clear water. Distil it before using.

You can also use water purification tablets, or use 5 drops of 2% tincture of iodine per pint of water (10 drops for really cloudy water) and let it stand 30 minutes before using, or using a commercial water purifier. If the water is foul smelling, muddy, stagnant, you can refresh it by filtering it before you distil it. To do this, you can take a 2 liter plastic bottle, put several inches of charcoal, crushed rocks, and sand in it then fill with water,catch the filtered water in a pot or bowl, then distil it to remove contaminants. There’s no reason you should ever have to be without potable water, no matter how dire your situation appears. Filed under Survival: Basic water skills



James Joiner
Gardner Ma 

Friday, October 13, 2017

After air, the most important thing we need to survive is potable water.





After air, the most important thing we need to survive is potable water. This is easy be prepared!

A couple days ago someone commented that if you think $5 a gallon gas is bad Someone commented that if you think $5 a gallon gas is bad wait until your drinking water hits $5 a gallon or worse. So I thought we better re-post a self help for accomplishing potable water. Survival: World food shortages spreading but After air, the most important thing we need to survive is potable water. This is easy be prepared!

Recently I discussed the growing food shortages and food wars around the world. We discussed this 4 years ago and as you know, everything is getting incrementally much worse.Growing food shortages

Today the news is worse! Growing catastrophe: Since January, the cost of eating at home in the United States has skyrocketed. Depending on the kind of bread you like, its price has gone up anywhere from 31 to 50 percent in the last year. But it could be worse: Robert Zoellick, the head of the World Bank, said 4 years ago that "while many are worrying about filling their gas tanks, many others around the world are struggling to fill their stomachs, and it is getting more and more difficult every day." Serious world leaders still can head off catastrophe. But they better hurry. It has gotten worse in every instance hasn't it?

It's okay, you will be okay! I will start discussing how you can guarantee that but not to worry! Survival: World food shortages spreading but After air, the most important thing we need to survive is potable water. This is easy be prepared!

Water filtration devices can be bought at practically any camping or outdoor supply store, but if you live in the city, you probably don’t camp out a lot. You may not have a water filtration device. You may depend upon your city to provide you with filtered water from your tap. A turn of a knob and there you go - drinkable water.

But, in a widespread economic depression, we may be subjected to equipment breakdowns and/or water rationing. In fact, we are often already subjected to water rationing, but so far, it’s only applied to watering lawns. In a critical, short term disaster, the water may be contaminated and undrinkable for a while. How do city folks get drinkable water? If we have advanced warning, we can fill up jugs, pitchers, bottles, sinks, buckets, and bathtubs with water. That’s good for a week or so, and grey water can be used to flush the toilet.

If you have an ornamental pond or wading pool or collect rainwater in barrels from your gutters, that’s a good source of water, too. It can be boiled to make it drinkable. I know a lot of sources say you need to boil your water for anywhere between one and ten minutes, but in my experience, this means you are left with steam and very little water. Bringing the water to a good rolling boil and then cooling it is sufficient to make it drinkable.

Distilling your water yourself is the best way to guarantee it’s drinkable. Most stills are illegal to own, but you can make a water distillation still out of common household items. Well, they used to be common. Maybe they aren’t anymore. What you need is a stockpot, a domed metal lid in which you can drill (or have drilled) a hole at the highest part, plastic tubing (like what you have for the ice maker in your refrigerator), a bowl of cold water and a pot or pitcher in which to catch the purified water.

Fill the stockpot with water - use the pitcher you’ll use to catch the clean water to measure - two pitchers of water in the stockpot. Secure the plastic tubing in the hole and the lid to the stockpot (make a paste of flour and water to seal the edges), make sure the tubing doesn’t come near the heat or the hot stock pot, coil a couple of loops into a bowl of cold water, and hang the end out into the pitcher you use to catch the cleaned water. Make sure the bowl of cold water is lower than the stock pot, and the pitcher is lower than the bowl of cold water.

Heat the stockpot of water to a rolling boil. The steam will be captured by the tubing, the cold water in the bowl will convert the steam back to water and the purified water will drip into the pitcher. When the pitcher is full, turn the heat off and the water you collect while it cools as well as what cools in the stockpot can be used for greywater purposes like flushing the toilet. Don’t use the leftover water for any purposes that might make its way into your mouth. While it’s been boiled, theoretically making it safe, it may still contain some chemical contaminants. The distilled portion is safe to drink and cook and wash dishes with.

If you live in the city and have only flood waters available, distill the water you drink. Don’t depend upon boiling to remove contaminants. In the city, the water will come into contact with a wide variety of chemical contaminants that boiling just won’t remove. Be safe, distill your water.

If no water is available, you can collect water with a dew collector. You’ll need some land (a backyard or waste area will do - try to avoid public parks - city officials get cranky if you dig up public parks), a shovel, a large sheet of plastic, some rocks, and a collection cup or pot. For a sophisticated dew collector, you can run tubing from the cup or bowl to the outside edge of the plastic sheet.

To put this together, you need to dig a hole in a sunny spot about 2 feet wide and 10 inches deep. Place your cup or pot in the center of the hole. If you use plastic tubing, put it in the cup and run it along the ground and up and out of the hole. Spread the plastic sheet over the hole and set rocks at the corners to secure it. Put a rock in the center over the collection cup and push it down slightly so the plastic is just above the cup - the point is for condensation to collect under the sheet and run down and drip into the collection cup.

Now, add more rocks around the edge of the plastic sheet and cover the edges with dirt so it’s sealed all the way around except for the tubing that’s out. Even in the desert, you’ll be able to collect at least a cup of water a day from this. In more temperate areas, as long as you get some temperature variation between night and day, you’ll get plenty of fresh water. It’ll taste like plastic, but it’ll be safe to drink. Just suck it out through the tubing.

If you want to use it for cooking, you’ll have to carefully remove the dirt and rocks from one side, take the cup out and replace it with a new cup, then reseal the hole.

If you can’t dig a hole, find a sloping area (on a roof top, for example). You’ll need a large clear plastic bag, some non-poisonous green plants, a rock, and a plastic straw or tubing. Flip the bag fully open and fill 3/4 full of green plants - no sticks or sharp objects should be in the greenery. Put a rock near the mouth of the bag and position it so the mouth is on the downside of the slope. 
Close the bag and tie it securely, inserting your plastic straw or tubing into it Blow into the bag to puff it up. To get your water out (about half a liter to a liter a day), untie the bag, and tip it so the water that collects around the rock drains out, then refresh the greenery and retie the bag for the next day’s water.

One way to prepare for water shortage is to slowly drink less water. In our water bottle society where everyone seems to carry water with them everywhere, we are over-hydrated. If you’re over-hydrated, your urine will be clear. If you suddenly stop drinking so much water, your kidneys will continue to act as if you were still drinking as much and you will quickly dehydrate.

By slowly reducing the amount of water you drink, your kidneys will adapt better and when a disaster strikes and your water supply is compromised, you won’t suffer from dehydration or damage your kidneys with the abrupt change. 2 liters of water a day - a mix of drinkables and the water present in our food - is all we need to survive. Your urine will be more concentrated, meaning it will be yellow; but as long as you are producing urine, you aren’t dehydrated.

In the event of a biochemical disaster or a nuclear strike, use decontamination procedures immediately. If your water is in sealed containers, decontaminate the outside before you open it. Obviously, water in sealed containers is your best and safest source. You must protect this water as much as possible. If you didn’t stock up on sealed bottles of water, try to get it from a closed source like underground pipes.

You may use rainwater or snow but be sure to distil it before using it. Use water from slow-moving streams, if necessary, but always check first for signs of contamination, and always distill it before using. Signs of water source contamination are foreign odors such as garlic, mustard, geranium, or bitter almonds; oily spots on the surface of the water or nearby; and the presence of dead fish or animals. If these signs are present, do not use the water.

*To remove radiation contamination from water, fill a bucket or other deep container three-fourths full with contaminated water. Then take dirt from a depth of 10 or more inches below the ground surface and stir it into the water. Use about 1 inch of dirt for every 5 inches of water. Stir the water until you see most dirt particles suspended in the water. Let the mixture settle for at least 6 hours. The settling dirt particles will carry most of the suspended fallout particles to the bottom and cover them. You can then dip out or siphon off the clear water. Distil it before using.

You can also use water purification tablets, or use 5 drops of 2% tincture of iodine per pint of water (10 drops for really cloudy water) and let it stand 30 minutes before using, or using a commercial water purifier. If the water is foul smelling, muddy, stagnant, you can refresh it by filtering it before you distil it. To do this, you can take a 2 liter plastic bottle, put several inches of charcoal, crushed rocks, and sand in it then fill with water,catch the filtered water in a pot or bowl, then distil it to remove contaminants. There’s no reason you should ever have to be without potable water, no matter how dire your situation appears.




James Joiner
Gardner Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com