Trumping the Enviroment

I walk these woods that are so dark and daring to the senses.

In the rural backbone of New Hampshire…one learns to feed…

‘the copious array of instinctive beauty.’

Leaving the wise to wonder of human’s veracity.

Rumble with rush.

Trash weeds of jumble.

I often wonder,

‘how is it…others are less humble?’

 

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TRUMP DROPS CLIMATE CHANGE FROM LIST OF NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS
December 18, 2017

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will no longer regard climate change by name as a national security threat.

The stance marks an abrupt turn from the Obama administration, which in 2015 described climate change as “an urgent and growing threat to our national security,” given its effects on natural disasters, conflicts over food and water, and refugee crises.

In contrast, the Trump administration’s national security strategy, published Monday, discusses climate change only within the context of U.S. energy policy.

“Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system, [and] U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests,” the report reads. “Given future global energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.”

As National Geographic has previously reported, humans’ dramatic alteration of the global climate is not only scientific fact, but it also poses numerous security threats to the United States and the world.

Depending on the region, extreme weather events—such as droughts, wildfires, heatwaves, and torrential rains—may become more frequent and intense under climate change, posing threats to military installations and civilian communities alike. As weather patterns change, some disease-bearing creatures such as mosquitoes will enjoy longer active seasons over wider areas, exacerbating threats to public health.

In addition, rising seas threaten to cripple coastal military infrastructure, an ongoing concern at the U.S. Navy’s installation in Norfolk, Virginia. Melting ice means that the normally ice-clogged Arctic is poised to transform into a major shipping route, altering regional geopolitics. Warmer, more acidic waters will kill off many coral reefs, which supply food and income to millions. And as sea levels rise, flooding will displace coastal populations.

“We’ve seen that 700,000 refugees coming from Syria have shaken the European Union to its core. Take that number and multiply it by 100 who would be forced to leave the coasts, and that’s the kind of change we are going to unleash upon ourselves,” said David Titley, a climate scientist at Penn State University and retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, in a previous interview.

“The impacts of that on security or economics are fundamentally unknowable,” he added. “But anybody who thinks that’s not a huge risk is probably smoking something.”

Despite Trump’s change in emphasis, it’s possible that U.S. government research on climate change will continue—under an assumed name. Since Trump’s inauguration, U.S. government websites seeking to scrub “climate change” from their records have opted to swap out the phrase for the word “resilience.”

For instance, a division within the Department of Defense’s environmental research programs that had been named for climate change is now named for “resiliency.” An EPA web page devoted to “climate ready” water management now discusses “resilient water utilities.”

What does President Trump’s national security strategy say about “resilience,” then?

“Resilience includes the ability to withstand and recover rapidly from deliberate attacks, accidents, natural disasters, as well as unconventional stresses, shocks, and threats to our economy and democratic system,” the report states. “Through risk-informed investments, we will build resilient communities and infrastructure to protect and benefit future generations.”

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

 

the Clouds Have Eyes

Blanketed in the brute of others.

Lay my greatest thoughts.

I cannot distend the prophecy  nor dislodge the words that get caught.

Only a stairway lead down to the Biggest…of Big Brothers watching me.

However, even if the clouds had eyes.

It would not see what I see.

1984 2

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better!

George Orwell/1984

1984 1

the Now and Zen Cat News

the Now and Zen Cat News
the Now and Zen Cat News

There are many Hallmark  NOT holidays!   For example, very few know that it is that year of Family Farming and Small Island Development Status.  Suppose those who plan on growing a batch of down home lean, green and newly approved Ganja in say, Bishop’s Rock, the British Isles, are very happily allowing their family fortune go up in smoke.

a belly rub a day keeps the bad attitude away
a belly rub a day keeps the bad attitude away

However, an even smaller event has taken place

Saturday, the 8th of March is also known as

Belly Rub day.  Belly rubbing has been around for centuries.  Cats have been fully aware of the benefits this leisurely stroke can produce and are only now willing to give up the secret ingredient.  Spay bellies!  A spay belly and/or ‘the belly dancer’s belly’ is best for giving a good belly rub.

Belly rubs are harmless.  Good for the cardio vascular system and known to be infectious.  Once a belly has been rubbed…animals, your own or strays, will come from miles around to receive this precious gift.

the NSA's new secret weapon
the NSA’s new secret weapon

News has also spread about the NSA’s new tool for being tools!  There has been a secret research facility discovered in the barren wasteland known as Franklin, New Hampshire.  Here many of the world’s top dog trainers have been seen educating the shelter dog to be receptive to strange and unusual behavior amongst their soon to be adoptive parents.

These animals are sly and cunning and often will seem to following you into the most of mundane places.  Such as, the garage, the back of the walk-in closet and the bathroom.

It had been said that ‘kiss my ass’ is a layman’s term for:

I’ve had enough of you.  Get the fuck out of my face!

Orange Tabby’s have now come out of the closet to years of hidden white lies.  Tabby’s are now gathering from near and far.  Small towns, little burghs and large metro areas are being infested with the cat’s tail!

cat philosophy #22- everyone is an asshole by proxy
cat philosophy #22- everyone is an asshole by proxy

‘When we turn and place our ass in your face.  It is not a sign of trust.  It is not a promise of ‘possible companionship.  It is in fact, our way of telling you humans to ‘not shit where you eat’.  In  other words, get your ‘lack of a loving childhood love’ else where.  Do we look like your Momma?  Do we look like we are your therapists?  If we’re kickin’ back.  Eyes closed.  Turned on and tuned into the moment.  Leave us the fuck alone. Go listen to Katy Perry, drink a glass of wine and call someone who cares.”

*above statement translated by Jackson, I don’t know shit ’bout cats but it pays the bills, Galaxy

Lastly, on the News from the Zen Cat-

If two people-a couple-really feel that way is more practical, more sort of satisfaction, both sides fully agree, then okay

the Dalai and the Pope...gay is okay!
the Dalai and the Pope…gay is okay!

the Dalai Lama on Same Sex Marriage

Yo, Dalai, all we need is love-

the Zen Cat

the Anti Driver

Damn this traffic jam, how I hate to be late, it hurts my motor to go so slow.  Damn this traffic jam, time I get home my supper'll be cold, damn this traffic jam.
Damn this traffic jam, how I hate to be late, it hurts my motor to go so slow.
Damn this traffic jam, time I get home my supper’ll be cold, damn this traffic jam.

1. What is the maximum damage I can do on my parent’s insurance?

a. shit load

b. text to find out more

c. ask your BFF

d. too much is never enough

Well I left my job about 5 o'clock, it took fifteen minutes go three blocks,  Just in time to stand in line with a freeway looking like a parking lot.
Well I left my job about 5 o’clock, it took fifteen minutes go three blocks,
Just in time to stand in line with a freeway looking like a parking lot.

2. What do the solid lines on the highway mean?

a. go as fast as hell…you now own the road

b. you are free to unfasten your seatbelts and perform daily grooming maintenance

c. the state of New Hampshire has poor taste when it comes to color schemes

d. doesn’t really matter because it is all about you anyway

3. When you drop your phone and your fat-free Latte from D n D which should you pick up first?

a. call Jerry Springer he would know

b. OMG the phone of course!

c. the phone first, text your BFF and have them bring you another Latte

d. All of the above

Now I almost had a heart attack, looking in my rear view mirror,  I saw myself the next car back, looking in the rear view mirror,  about to have a heart attack, I said,  damn this traffic jam
Now I almost had a heart attack, looking in my rear view mirror,
I saw myself the next car back, looking in the rear view mirror,
about to have a heart attack, I said,
damn this traffic jam

4. In what direction should you face when poising for your driver’s license?

a. to the right similar to your mug shot photo

b. ask your A.A. sponsor

c. no matter…you can photo shop it

d. none of the above the NSA has your photo anyway

6. Which of the following is most likely to get you into rehab:

a. blaming the meth lab in your trunk on your baby daddy

b. pretending that you are a blonde

c. mixing Molly and Jim Beam and his friend’s Smith & Wesson

d. nothing rehab is for quitters

In ending the state of New Hampshire would like to welcome all new driver’s at the wine and liquor outlets located within driving distance from the DMV.

Now when I die I don't want no coffin, I thought about it all too often.  Just strap me in behind the wheel and bury me with my automobile.
Now when I die I don’t want no coffin, I thought about it all too often.
Just strap me in behind the wheel and bury me with my automobile.