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Global Warming in Action: Unprecedented Events
We often wonder why human beings refuse to comprehend the significance of unprecedented events. Is it not logical to observe, interpret, apply logic, and finally, act accordingly? Unprecedented events in 2018 such as record temperatures and perhaps the largest wildfires in history occurred. Destruction of homes, property, infrastructure, habitat for animals. A record fire season in western Canada (again) this time in B.C., consumed thousands upon thousands of hectares of pristine forest. Thousands of hectares in single blazes as major fires merged to become horrific beasts from hell. Heat, smoke, fear, lives lost, major evacuations. Reminiscent of Fort MacMurray a horrific 2016 blaze that burned subdivisions to the foundations, scorched parts of that city and consumed 5,895 square kilometers of forest (589,552 hectares or 1, 456,815 acres). The Fort Mac fire took 15 months to extinguish. Wasn't that fire convincing enough for you?
Further east, (2018) the Parry Sound wildfire in Ontario threatened to cut off Hwy 17, Canada's major east-west traffic route. California had unbelievable heat, major wildfires. with record destruction. Here's a hint; do excessively-prolonged periods of super-hot, dry weather with no rainfall over vast areas of the continent not suggest change?
Fires were not Enough.
Fires were not enough. Major rainstorms and floods occurred in Toronto. Imagine that. And unprecedented tornadoes —including Ottawa of all places. How destructive, almost predictable, with weather patterns warming and unstable. There were no fatalities, but some might suggest ominous warnings for rotten politicians and selfish "weather deniers" alike. Let us not go there. Should we generously suggest pretending such events are only the result of the capricious, playful mind of Mother Nature? Perhaps not.
Unprecedented Events-Not Just in North America.
More out-of-control wildfires. Heat. In Greece. Spain. Even north of the Arctic circle. A once-in-a-century drought in Australia. Record, unbelievably hot scorching temperatures. Only 40C, you say? 50C ? How hot can that be? Very. Without rainfall, without relief, heat can be fatal to people and animals alike. So... 100+ days without any rain, not a drop? Australians necessarily cull sheep and cattle herds. No rain, no water, no feed, little hope, mate, so dig in. On massive sheep ranches, survival of prize breeding stock is essential. Ensuring recovery, when and if the rains come. The Australian way of surviving difficulty, mate...
Hurricanes. Typhoons, Earthquakes...Unprecedented Events.
Now for the hurricane season. Florence , a deadly hurricane became a massive tropical storm, sweeping up the eastern seaboard of the USA. Wreaking havoc, flooding, massive destruction from deadly winds and other nasty hurricane stuff. Awesome to watch. On television. In real life, not so much. Unprecedented, massive evacuations of millions. Dank, dirty, contaminated water already metres deep from the storm surge, aggravated by record rainfall . As much as 1.27 metres ( 50 inches) of rain were dumped upon some parts of the Carolinas —pouring into rivers already washing away homes , streets, highways and lives, flooding reaching record levels, water trying to return to the sea.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="976"] Flooding in N. Carolina. Volunteers rescuing victims from Florence. Photo by Getty Images. [/caption]
Harrowing rescues by exhausted rescuers. Deaths. Forty-four fatalities at the latest count. And the tally may not finished yet. Why? Havoc and death can remain undiscovered in vast areas of massive flooding. Repairs to homes and businesses are calculated in the billions as waters recede. Slowly. Repairs to some flooded homes and infrastructure may be possible; for others, loss is catastrophic, total. Americans will rebuild. For next time. Repeat.
Do we change our minds when confronted with fact? No. How about the 'fact' of Florence? A hurricane that was approximately 600 km. across in size. Unbelievable.
Or how about the simultaneous and gigantic typhoon Mangkhut , much larger than Florence, closer to 900 km. across? Much bigger 'facts' battering the Philippines on the other side of the world? Or is that event, like other foreign disasters, just 'out of sight, out of mind?' Not for millions of people ill-equipped to deal with the aftermath of flooding, landslides, loss of homes and devastating winds.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Super Typhoon Mangkhut batters the Philippines on the other side of the globe...Sept 15, 2018[/caption]
Do we 'get it' yet?
If not, it seems we soon will. Weather patterns appear to be surreptitiously creeping northward. Ask the people of Ottawa and the surrounding area to Gatineau, Quebec. Ask how they feel about surveying the shattered remains of their lives, homes, possessions, cars, trees, parks, streets and infrastructure. No fewer than SIX tornadoes struck. Perhaps shocked residents should be asking themselves if the annual, almost predictable destruction of terrifying tornado alley is moving in from the United States of America. Unwanted imports? Imagine that possibility.
*Batten the hatches. Earthquakes and Tsunamis...right on time... Indonesia was recently hit by another earthquake, 7.4 magnitude...death tolls in the many hundreds, and counting...
Connect the dots...will we ever take responsibility for our part in global warming and natural disasters?
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If There Ever Was a Time...it's Now
If there ever was a time... for common sense, unity, political cooperation, and dialogue in the Western world, it is now. It seems logical that in unsettling times, unpredictable governance is the last thing the West needs.
If there ever was a time to shelve unproductive, useless partisan politics, the time is now.
The United States appears to be a hotbed of discontent. Unity is a joke. Racism is rampant. Social unrest is a raw, bleeding sore. Cooperation is non-existent. The common cause is nowhere to be found. Mutually-planned goals are non-existent. The President is disliked, demeaned, and insulted at every turn. Daily. By his detractors, opposition, the media, even disillusioned individuals in his own party. His own advisors. Whispers of impeachment are screamed by bitter losers. You're fired. You too.
Twitter trash abounds. Fake news. The media is partisan, left-leaning, critical, hasty, unrelenting, and nasty, having forgotten what journalism, fairness and justice are supposed to be. The media certainly has discovered collectively how to be confused, irrational, punitive, demanding — the newest schoolyard bully.
As a result, no matter what occurs, someone's 'feelings' are bruised like fallen apples, hurt, decaying fast. Do tell. In this social structure now stratified, no longer unified, political axes, political hacks and good men are equally ground to dust buried in stubborn, unimaginable, and far less-than-intelligent ideology and ego.
Whining. Blame. Finger-pointing. Haughty, self-righteous ex-presidents, has-beens, and failed presidential wannabe's write books, endlessly whine about losses, who-did-what-wrongs. Grey, ugly rags and poorly-washed laundry, hanging and blowing recklessly in the wind.
Inappropriate interference, criticism by all —is aired as loudly as possible, but conveniently places no fault or blame upon themselves for personal failures mistakes, pathetic political inaction, domestic affairs gone wrong, preoccupation with selfish agenda, or failed foreign policy.
In delusional minds, opposition fools of every stripe "would provide so much better leadership for America." Delusional minds. A contagion of unhappy, delusional minds waiting in the wings.
Global Warming, or Global Warning?
With catastrophic and fatal disasters in progress, it is not a time for Al Gore or anyone to say "told you so", but if there ever was a time for Mother Nature to successfuly convince deniers and fools that something is amiss, it would be now.
Harvey the Hurricane wrecked and flooded great parts of Texas at the cost of billions. More recently Irma the Hurricane struck civilization. Her vicious, broad swipe across favourite tourist island retreats and the whole of Florida brought on unprecedented flooding, loss of life, total destruction of property, and will incur unbelievable costs to rebuild much basic infrastructure, with power outages for millions. Yes, catastrophic Category V storms with a fury never before recorded—and open-ended costs almost too big to calculate. Not only total and a major economic blow for broken islands considered to be paradise, but shattering costs, even for the wealthiest of nations. Billions.
And Mother Nature was not finished. How about Jose sweeping up the East coast, and Maria, another Category V hurricane, her path of destruction only estimated. Guess where? Hold your breath, any direction, in reality, was possible.
Deadly earthquakes in Mexico. Northern California. Destructive events just keep occurring. Shall we speculate? Has Mother Earth finally had enough? Is your God angry, whoever he/she/they may be?
Internationally, Has Kim Jong-un finally done it?
Bad weather may not be the worst part. North Korea's unpredictable Kim Jong-un, bad hair, childish ego and all, is threatening nuclear war, millions of lives and global instability. He clapped and giggled as he launched yet another ICBM over Japan, cranking up tit-for-tat rhetoric aimed at Donald Trump. Threatening tests of hydrogen bombs, more missiles, and the reduction of the U.S. of A. to ashes. Go figure. Is this a madman out of control? Is the destiny of humanity now to be destroyed by childish fools?
Interestingly, and even more ominously, President Trump isn't having any of that; labeled a madman himself, he will, if necessary, "completely destroy North Korea".
Tweet away, boys... with exclamation marks! To show how much we mean it!!! "Little Rocket man" is insulted and vows revenge!!! Millions of lives in exchange for a childish tweet!!! That ought to do it, Kimmie!!! Right!!! Let us all glow in the dark!!! With exclamation marks!!!
(blah blah blah... let's all dive under our desks, children... don't forget your exclamation marks!!!) *sigh...
If there Ever was a time for unity, now would be it...
If there ever was a time for legal American citizens, illegal wannabes, bearded, severe and barbaric religious expansionists, and snowflakes, those warm and fuzzy, entrenched, bitter politicos of all stripes —to smarten up, grow up and work together, — now would be it.
Let us recognize there is a time when unity within a nation is far more important than individual egos, dinosaur ideology, sock fetishes, obsession with small hands, exclamation marks or private agendas which stroke insatiable egos.
What is required? Integrity. Personal growth. Honesty. Cooperation. Hard work. Dedication. Rebuilding of lives and the nation itself. The clock is ticking. Time to work together shoulder to shoulder instead of nose to nose. To not do so is to guarantee failure by default.
The System is Broken -or worse? Never to recover?
The political system and ideology as it exists today is broken and non-functional. In observation, for advanced civilizations, yes, let us repeat that, it is shamefully nonfunctional —at the worst possible time. Will it ever recover? That may be a strange question, dear reader, but let us think.
Let us begin with the trendy upswell of political foolishness, inappropriate and unbelievable behaviour, lack of respect, absence of decency and lack of protocol. Lack of humility. Lack of humanity. A dearth of logic. Absence of wisdom. A blatantly dishonest and "Globalist elite' partisan media. What are these people doing? Predictably and shamelessly picking at festering sores and scabs to ensure infection and social unrest. Lack of loyalty, hypocrisy and lack of self-respect does that. Worth repeating, the problematic lack of self-respect and thoughtless disdain for anyone offering an alternative opinion, true or not —fullfills pathetic days and ensures sad, meaningless confusion.
Frankly, a noisy Grade IV public school class dancing on desks with chiming cell phones, spaghetti-blasters, spit-balls and bubble-gum —preoccupied with jealousy, cheap plastic toys, and food fights —makes more sense and behaves better. But in retrospect, let us not insult children by comparing them to our 'trendy' politicians. Children of today, by a majority, appear to display more wisdom and logic than 'elected' politicians.
Bottom Line in the U.S.A.
Washington may not be flooded with water, but is overwhelmed by unmitigated complaints and blather of unsettled, unhappy, disloyal politicians. Don't forget whining self-interest groups forming great lines of discontent,lining up for innoculations that will ensure stupidity. Politicians, unashamedly, practice daily to demonstrate stubborn incompetence, lack of cooperation, and sadly, an unbelievable dearth of logic or wisdom. Go figure.
Is the United States of America simply unhappy, going through a stage withvarious ills with invasive infections by elements from Europe and the Middle East? Sick yet? Is the American Dream faked and failed, faded, or simply jaded? Was it ever real? Will North America submit and go the way of now-failing Europe? You decide.
By the way—for the sleepy and apathetic—rest assured that while you sleep, play couch-potato and watch celebrities pee on your President —your country— your dreams, ideals, future—and your roses —are being plucked from your grasp by lily-livered weaklings enabling opportunistic, traitorous political insiders and opportunistic invaders hoisting fake flags of victimhood, devious, ugly ideology promoting expansionist Islam, foreign elitist interests, and a perverted, unwanted U.N. agenda.
Meanwhile, North of the Border in CANADA....
Here at IncomingBytes we must note that Canada is now being flooded with thousands of fake 'refugees' and illegal "asylum-seekers'' walking across the open US/CDN border at the personal invitation of Justin Trudeau. Unacceptable, and illegal, yet still being allowed by the Liberal government.
Canadians individually and collectively must decide. What do you want Canada and North America itself to be in the future? Speak up. Be heard. Do NOT be silenced by "political correctness" or extremists. Do NOT be cowed by this dictator and his lewd social manipulation.. . Have we learned nothing from the Muslim migration/invasion and resulting social disaster in Europe?
Here at Incomingbytes we believe our traditional Canada is worth fighting for. Canada IS a sovereign nation whether Trudeau recognizes it as such or not. Canadians do not share the reckless Trudeau's traitorous 'agenda' and his delusional image of an Islamic post-nation "state" in Canada. Beware . If there ever was a time to wake up and rally as a nation with a 150 year-old history of peace and civility, the time is now. YOU decide.
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