Water, water, water war additional ways to make money against humanity dissident voice

Capitalism is broken. It is like a gun pointed at the heart of additional ways to make money the planet. And it’s got these characteristics which mean that it will essentially, necessarily destroy our life support systems. Among those characteristics are the drive for perpetual economic growth additional ways to make money on a finite planet. You just can’t support that ecologically. Things fall apart. It also says, well, anyone has got a right to buy as much natural additional ways to make money wealth as their money allows, which means that people are just grabbing far more natural additional ways to make money wealth than either the population as a whole or the additional ways to make money planet itself can support.

Imagine how many communities in the USA are failing, near failing, about to fail, because the billionaires and the war mongers and the industrial additional ways to make money complex of felons — pharma, ed, legal, finance, IT, AI, insurance, banking, energy, chemicals, prisons, ag — are hell bent on abandoning any humanity in their insanity additional ways to make money and their sick elitism and their bizarre anti-people and community logic.

Thousands of dams about to fail in the USA. Water systems that shoot out lead and a thousand other additional ways to make money chemicals that kill brains and DNA. Imagine the conservative society of civil engineers giving the USA additional ways to make money a D- for infrastructure. Imagine the failing education system. Imagine the mass murdering media following all the dog nose additional ways to make money in rear end stories.

The UN recently sounded the alarm that urgent action is additional ways to make money needed if arab states are to avoid a water emergency. Water scarcity and desertification are afflicting the middle east and additional ways to make money north africa more than any other region on earth, hence the need for countries there to improve water management. However, the per capita share of fresh water availability there is additional ways to make money already just 10 percent of the global average, with agriculture consuming 85 percent of it.

There you have it — the stupidity of this country flailing about the world with additional ways to make money empire on steroid and smart phones, and every community in the USA is facing sea ice additional ways to make money inundation problems because those communities near the oceans have a additional ways to make money heck of a lot of influence on the rest of additional ways to make money the middle of america. Money money money — and the spigots go right to the pockets of the additional ways to make money fortune 1000 and the aspen institute fellows and the davos additional ways to make money crowd.

The schizophrenia of the rich and deplorables backing trump or additional ways to make money pelosi or biden or any of the two manure pile additional ways to make money candidates yet every community faces kissing bugs invading, housing crisis after rental crisis, wage theft, huge thefts of human futures. Billions of people on earth stolen. So the rich and the sick people on FOX and additional ways to make money CNN get off on the chaos they set forth.

The message was clear from newport’s public works director: a new dam has to be built for the public’s health, safety and economic welfare. The public works director emphasized that 10,000 residents of newport use water, but also another 40,000 additional temporary residents also suck up the water during additional ways to make money tourist season. Add to that 50,000 number the huge seasonal water demands of the fishing additional ways to make money industry and year-round clean water needs of the rogue nation brewery.

There are projected population growths of 30 percent or more additional ways to make money for newport by 2030, and a new brewery in the works, so in reality, water demand will possibly double. Much of what gross presented to the 20 or so additional ways to make money people attending april 29th’s town hall at the water plant was pretty “technical” in a geo-engineering way, but the overarching message was clear.

Ironically, gross stated that a three-day study workshop in october 2018 “was a career highlight for me . . . Working with these people . . . The smartest people I have ever met.” the experts looked at studies, projections and cost estimates for a new dam coming in additional ways to make money at $70 million. For gross (and others), there are basic questions surrounding a $70 million project to build an RCC (roller compacted concrete) dam between both the existing earth dams on big creek:

Other options like rebuilding or rehabilitating the two dams or additional ways to make money constructing a desalinization plant or even building a new dam additional ways to make money miles away at rocky creek are off the table. The only thing really in play is alternative six: no action, which is still an option the city has to weigh additional ways to make money against the possible risk of losing the only drinking water additional ways to make money source for newport in case of a seismic event.

Ironically, a new embankment dam (not a great choice) would require 10,000 truck trips to bring in materials; 30,000 truck trips for a new earthen dam, all of which would ruin a community the size of additional ways to make money newport. This RCC dam proposal, however, requires less construction materials and would be utilizing some old additional ways to make money logging roads. The project is outlined in many phases, including building a road around big creek, building a water pipeline to allow for water to be additional ways to make money continuously supplied to users during construction, then building the dam, and doing stream restoration.

Gross emphasized that many oregon communities are facing similar challenges additional ways to make money with aging dams needing replacing. The biggest and least expensive push for gross is getting additional ways to make money the community behind conservation, and, more importantly, gaining an appreciation that water is always available and can’t be taken for granted. Newport is part of the mid-coast water planning partnership which is a group of 70 additional ways to make money entities and stakeholders representing diverse water interests in the region additional ways to make money from cascade head to cape perpetua. The group’s goal is to not only understand water resources and additional ways to make money create an integrated plan, but to carry forth on better water management in the additional ways to make money region over the next 50 years.

So, yes, milquetoast in some ways, the piece above, but how else can this stuff get through . . . And this is the reality of mainstream america and even additional ways to make money small town news — never ever question the business community, the timber industry, the fish industry, even the oh-so hip beer and ale community. You see, we have to work on bio-regionalism and stopping the unchecked growth in communities that can’t weather the current storm of neoliberalism and assault capitalism, let alone the future implosions of climate change and in additional ways to make money our case, earthquakes!

Worse yet, though, and no matter how much george monbiot or dahr jamail additional ways to make money or bill mckibbeon or any one that is part of additional ways to make money the extinction rebellion or even ecosocialists like myself to realize additional ways to make money it’s game over. Simple stuff, stopping more liquefied natural gas trains, pipelines, ports and ships crossing the seas to move that fossil additional ways to make money fuel to the engines of consumption.

Headline — “ coos bay braces for jordan cove impacts.” imagine that, we are still attempting to stop those mafia style energy additional ways to make money companies, trying to get our own state to stop this project, but it’s all theater, and the provokers purveyors of this sickness — multiple corporations, transnational banking, etc. — don’t give a shit about the environmental and economic breakdown additional ways to make money of all these ships criss-crossing. We are addicted to fossil fuel and oil, to the point as a species we will give up additional ways to make money water and food — pink shrimp, dungeness crab, halibut and salmon, for the turn of a shekel:

Regardless, the physical characteristics of coos bay would change significantly if additional ways to make money the projects go through. The port’s proposed channel widening project would remove enough earth to additional ways to make money fill a football field-sized skyscraper the height of mount bachelor. Add the fill jordan cove needs to remove for its additional ways to make money project, and that shaft of earth rises higher than mount hood.

Project after project like this is unfolding now and for additional ways to make money the future. Not just the USA, but russia and china and europe and canada and australia additional ways to make money and japan. It’s not about retrenchment, but energy for more fabrication of a false humanity, for more pies in the sky — hell ships to mars, the moon, to asteroids, while a majority on earth can’t even collect clean water daily. Imagine that, we have allowed the schools, colleges, media, military, government, punishment sectors of our so-called advanced western world, and those in the far east, to sink ecosystems, which in turn, sinks communities big time.

Citizens against LNG or jordan cove are small in numbers additional ways to make money because of the deplorable thinking processes people have garnered from additional ways to make money deplorable media and deplorable parenting and deplorable jobs and deplorable additional ways to make money politicians and deplorable americanism — hence, there are a shit-load of deplorables out there ready to sacrifice food and additional ways to make money water for a job!

You won’t see naomi klein or the stars of the new additional ways to make money green deal tackle the very real battles going on now additional ways to make money in community after community, which is how capitalism has always worked — divide and conquer, propaganda on steroids, military and police strong arming, legal entrenchment, political pimping and prostituting: by the corporations the polluters, the murderers.

It is highly significant, because it provides leverage for people like myself, for people like extinction rebellion, the youth climate strikers, to actually say, “well, now you mps, you members of parliament, have declared a climate emergency; you have to act on it.” and, of course, it’s not clear that they’ve completely thought through the implications of this. I mean, on the same day, yesterday, that this climate emergency was declared, there was a legal ruling saying a third runway at additional ways to make money heathrow airport can go ahead. Well, look, this is an emergency. And that means we need to start retiring fossil fuel-based infrastructure rather than building more of it.

The major banks, the oil companies, the politicians in the pockets of banks and oil companies, the military industrial-services-delivery-marketing complex, the trumps and the bidens, the entire mess that is american bullshit bifurcation of brain additional ways to make money cells — I will fight for the good of my rich kids additional ways to make money and family to be free of pollution, to be well cared for, well educated (sic), blessed (sic) with opportunities to make money and live in safe neighborhoods additional ways to make money and see the world and dodge taxes . . . But the pain, suffering, slavery, pollution, despair, displacement, well, that’s all good for my corporation’s marks: those tired, your poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, the homeless, tempest-tost.

Paul kirk haeder has been a journalist since 1977. He’s covered police, environment, planning and zoning, county and city politics, as well as working in true small town/community journalism situations in arizona, new mexico, texas, mexico and beyond. He’s been a part-time faculty since 1983, and as such has worked in prisons, gang-influenced programs, universities, colleges, alternative high schools, language schools, as a private contractor-writing instructor for US military in texas, new mexico, arizona, and washington. He organized part-time faulty in washington state. His book, reimagining sanity: voices beyond the echo chamber (2016), looks at 10 years of his writing at dissident voice. Read his autobiography, weekly or bi-weekly musings and hard hitting work in chapter installments, at LA progressive. He blogs from otis, oregon. Read other articles by paul, or visit paul’s website.

This article was posted on saturday, may 4th, 2019 at 1:04am and is filed under cities, CO2 emissions, corporate globalization, corruption, economy/economics, ecosystems, education, energy, environment, fossil fuel emissions, fracking, general, nuclear energy, ocean acidification, oceans/seas, planet earth, pollution, sustainability, US corpocracy.

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