Its too quick …

… the pace at which events are unfolding. Thank goodness James Mattis and Obama and others can get word out at the culminating insanity of a trump so-called ‘administration’ …. maybe more like a mal-administration that degrades humanity, the constitution and husbanding the environment.

We have now got into the area of Orwells ‘doublespeak’ where good is bad, right is left and its always getting better (not), the screen is everywhere (tho the latter is not trumps fault). The likes of Kayleigh Macenany beggar belief, we’ve seen it before but I just cannot understand that after three years of dirt from trump anyone whatsoever could defend the total disappointment known as trump, mr tv clip himself.

Likewise the utter crass upturning of truth and fact which seems to be a code of conduct of Republicans that still persist in accepting and encouraging a false message of the merits of their beloved d j trump. Note I deny trump upper case. What drives them, corporate greed, a scramble to buy up bankrupt agribusiness, are they so very obsessed with naked self interest?

trump didn’t know what to do with a Bible, in fact if ever an inhabitant of this planet needed guidance it is donald j trump and his coterie of scrambling hangers on. Very true that total power totally corrupts, Roy Cohn the master of nastiness himself would be very delighted to see how his protégé has turned out.

Worrying to see Genl Mark Milley step into the limelight (or the gaslight) …. I’d wondered who this totally on edge individual could possibly be a few months ago at his first widespread media exposure, standing behind trump nervous as could be imagined, primed and already on hyper-drive! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_A._Milley

Is trump a useful puppet? Who are his puppet masters in the US? Certainly Pence and Mnuchin are the first to come to mind. We know fine well he is in up to his chest beholden to Russia, quite easy to see in trumps lack of desire to investigate the queasy Russia connection, the two hour alone at Helsinki, the chumminess with Russias Kysliak, etc etc … it all stinks.

To dominate the news, the media, online, is trumps agenda, an agenda to stay in the White House at all costs; therefore corporate greed, self interest and the greedy cosy up to him. trump delights that something has come along to take attention away from worsening economic problems and from trumps quite hopeless and useless covid-19 mis-management.

Its true to say whatever trump says in fact the opposite is the actual truth. He slams and points to the media as fake when he himself is the fake, he derides people of ability and learning whilst he himself seems stuck at the level of a ten year old, everyone is a liar whilst only donald j trump has the truth!

Everyone must read and learn from past times of difficulty and danger, per Dr MLK  “Be true to what you said on paper” … The Constitution. History, to read and learn from it is vital at this time.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/06/trump-finally-gets-war-he-wanted/165825/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/kayleigh-mcenany-is-trumps-most-despicable-mouthpiece-yet

The following on EPA destruction and rollbacks I found on the Charles Booth site, thanks. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR3lhEM0bJon-wllBhlOoOVk7TAj-GSMwONXQdtWbJO4xHKk4lRrY5SbT8k

 

 

 

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The nastiness of trump.

I ordinarily do not nowadays mention trump too much on this blog; his bigotry, ignorance and sheer inability to develop or increase knowledge and insight have hopefully ensured his demise. He has endlessly dismissed advisers and lives in a bubble of The Emperors New Clothes. All insults he throws to others are in fact MOST APPLICABLE to himself. So, when he levels the irritating nonsense term ‘fake news’ as applicable to the general media and in particular investigative ethical journalism the truth in fact is that he himself is the fake President.

trump is an ace B/S’er … promising to ‘drain the swamp’ when in fact with his creaking ramshackle coterie he himself HAS BROUGHT the swamp to Washington DC.

The clip below drove me to write this post, just in case anyone hasn’t seen this dire embarrassing spectacle ie a joint press conference with the visiting President of Finland which must have been incredibly embarrassing for everyone in that room apart from of course trump himself who in his as usual always mistaken view was merely acting the ‘big man’ rousting the minions.

 

 

Wow, indeed trump is a dotard, a fragmented old fool. And remember the gangster striding dotard runs contrary to world opinion in railing against any recognition of climate change and champions his greedy short sighted big money chums that support his tenure. In fact, they have their arm up him to the hilt and make him work as the worlds most easily suggestible puppet. Its quite easy, a twenty word vocab and an invented ‘reality’ allow any vested interest to fit him as a glove.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/editorpicks/unfit-for-office/ar-AAIgpXl?ocid=spartanntp

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/04/as-trumps-lies-reach-new-heights-have-the-media-reached-a-tipping-point

Many months ago when trump gained a foothold in the Presidency and his lies, spin and general ineptitude became apparent ie from the start of his Inaugural Speech parallel would be drawn with Richard Nixon ie Watergate but in reality as Bob Woodward speaks below no way should Nixon in any way be comparable to the low form of life that at present occupies the White House. As my little cartoon at bottom of page illustrates ‘trumps multi-pronged attack on good sense and decency’.

https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/bob-woodward-looks-at-trump-nixon-comparisons-70440517793

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/05/trump-impeachment-inquiry-finland-china-tweets

 

rump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency...
trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency…

Postscript:

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/lies-trump-truth-191006054742791.html

Climate change, a laymans guide.

I often feel there is difficulty in finding or locating the latest on climate change ie increasing methane, ice loss, feedback loops etc.

This overview by Sam Carana holds up well, succinct and eminently digestible for the layman; I am a layman.   http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/p/extinction.html

It illustrates the stacking pernicious influences which in themselves arithmetically ensure sufficiently our downfall and even for this guaranteed scenario Sam Carana plays a light touch re the inevitable compounding and accelerating positive feedback loops that will push us into a whole new series of situations. Its all a quite dire mix, highly ironic as its mainly the consumption of oil and gas from ancient diatoms that has led to our demise, taking away the fundamental first layer of oceanic food chain and 20% of the worlds CO2 >O conversion. And yet no-one has ever seen a diatom with the naked eye.

I think I’m correct in saying it was independent scientist James Lovelock that discovered the gas DMS a product of oceanic plankton and its importance. I suggest read his autobiography, an instructive blend of practical science, talent and an independent thinking mind.

Also …  https://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/dms–the-climate-gas-youve-never-heard-of/

Sam Carana in a more recent post highlights the disregard paid by the latest IPCC (Sept 2019) briefing / report in which NO FIGURE IS QUOTED for the effects of subsea methane in its three forms, frozen hydrates, microbial, capped gas deposits. The IPCC are criminal in this neglect. However not as criminal as donald trump in the rolling back and eradication of decades of wise strategies to husband the planet more sensibly; but of course trump would know nothing of the natural world.

 

Climate change discussion.

Just found this … https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35068-1

… its in nature.com so it has validity.

With the temp rise, the loss of diatoms and the loss of coral (erroneously in my opinion termed ‘bleaching) the bryozoans fail, die because the microscopic partners have gone. Therefore to paraphrase trump … “Who would have known invisible things could be so complicated” … yup!

I got the link above from arctic-news … makes for the grimmest reading, but I’m glad its there. As I’ve learnt and repeated for the life of this blog the past year it is the sledge hammer threat from the thawing subsea methane that will stop the pendulum of life. Its a fact, its elementary observation and realisation, things as yet hardly seen that we cannot get politicians or the IPCC to take heed; the latter as generally acknowledged by climate-savvy scientists to be a report twenty years behind; witness the fact that the IPCC does not even recognise or factor in the importance of arctic methane release which in fact will be the death of us all.

Yet can we get ‘the man in the street’ to ponder on these things, to think a little bit more ???

Go back to my post half a year ago ‘making a model of planet Earth’ we are in fact a habitable zone of a wet cigarette paper placed on a childs 8inch football. Thats all we have and so hence our habitable layer is ultra sensitive to change, is staggeringly interconnected in all climate systems, jet stream, oceanic waterflow, gulf stream, accelerated melting of Greenland ad infinitum …  never mind the fun down in the Antarctic.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/01/global-extinction-within-18-34-months.html

Please note I always have my radar turned on for either plain simple crackpot sites or sites designed to mislead or render a subject as ‘nuts’ ie misinformation. Beware that general media can be ‘loaded’ in this respect. My own beef being bbc radio news r4 being so un-crtical of trump and their choice of words actually sounding to support him or serve him up in the best light. That is what I think is the value of my blog, quality material.

postscript …. we may as well have the video from the latest arctic-news, it makes a valuable contribution.

 

Its just hit me, this year I cannot recall seeing the little hoverflies that used to be so prevalant at my local nature reserve the ‘pit heap’.

In five years time will I be able to see any honeybees, any pied flycatchers here in the UK ?? … I think the answer will be negative.

trump …

What a nasty taste that leaves in the mouth.

Its a news story that looks as if its getting ‘buried’.

He likes to throw a suprise punch, his Boxing Day jaunt to Iraq proving the emptiness of his wasteful needless pointless bullshit so-called Presidency.

A huge and expensive VC-25 taken across the globe for three hours in Iraq, not meeting one single person of that country, blowing the security of Navy Seals and doing little more than offer an op for selfies, MAGA hats and wear an embarrassing bomber jacket. This really would have been an ideal situation for body doubles, or for a photoshop job as per the recent creepy White House Christmas pic;  about as genuine as a bag of liquorice novelties. The military should have had presence of mind to not fawn to this overly expensive stunt.

The whole jaunt smacks of Ivanka and Jared, a kick in the teeth to ordinary folk (witness the Gov shutdown) … and a chance to take some of the Presidential ‘kit’ out on a jaunt before they lose claim to the use of any of it. Public service, honest endeavour, moving forward are the last thing on their minds.

Meanwhile this complete SECRET MISSION was visible to any plane enthusiast in the world as they tracked the VC-25 of which the only two in existence are scheduled as Air Force One (ie a Military version adapted from a 747)  …. people in the UK were able to track and photograph it as it flew overhead.

trump would particularly delight in the irony of the needless expenditure of so much resources and aviation fuel ie defying the problem of climate change for a nothing event.

My view personally is that ordinary people are going to have to pull their horns in and see the end of low cost access anywhere air travel. We are all going to have to see a carbon based lifestyle much reduced no matter how much we kick against the traces.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/27/politics/donald-trump-secret-trip-iraq/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/27/air-force-one-spotted-in-sheffield-how-uk-enthusiast-revealed-trumps-iraq-trip

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/27/trump-iraq-location-tweet-troops-visit-revealed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_VC-25

 

 

 

A few words to the yellow vests ….

…. reactionary, puerile, pointless, hijacked.

Oh dear … a little bit of tax on fuel …  my dear friends as Climate Change begins to bite you will be utterly lost, bamboozled, thwarted. Get on board, pull together, stop titting around.

I feel so sorry for Macron …. having to deal with this crap.

To quote my friend Dr MLK  there are some difficult days ahead.

And if the presently displayed stupidity is the so-called reaction to difficult days then I think the protestors are indeed …  queer – challenged – out of their depth.