I had an abortion in 1991 and I will never regret getting it. Most of the women I have known through the years in the US have gotten them. We are fucking legion and we have more power than the hypocritical religious zealots trying to tell women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies.
If I still lived in the US I would be attending protests against this fascist state bullshit. There isn’t even a US embassy where I live so all I can do is help behind the scenes and harass the hell out of the politicians that made this a reality.
If you are going to be on the streets in the coming weeks please use some common sense. Do not bring along a phone, know your exit routes and dress to blend in rather than to stand out. Just use your street smarts to stay safe.
I have decided to just cover this one topic this week because of the seriousness of what is going on. According to the L.A. Times the federal government has told the seven Western states that rely on the water to cut their consumption drastically in the next two months. Why? Because the Colorado River system is literally drying up.
Why are people still moving to the American Southwest? Because they believe the bullshit that the housing developers are telling them. These developers claim that they can’t build homes if there isn’t enough water to support them, all while Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the largest reservoirs in the area, are visibly drying up. These same people more than likely think that the US government will save them. How? By building pipelines to the Great Lakes? Good luck with that.
What is going to happen to all of the people currently living there? Where are they going to go? This is the huge question that many are speculating on right now. Needless to say there will be mass migrations of people leaving that area very soon, looking for somewhere else to live. The people who wait too long are going to be stuck in their houses with no water or electricity, and with no way to leave. Basically if you leave you live, and if you wait you die.
What baffles me about all of this is how little this is actually being discussed. I mean, are people actually thinking that if they ignore what is going on that it will just go away? That everything will be back to ‘normal’ as soon as it rains? Things are never going back to ‘normal’ because the planet is literally dying. To think otherwise right now is to be asleep.
This is happening daily pretty much everywhere and things will only get worse. People are going to be financially unable to use their cars very soon and will have to think of different ways to get around such as biking, buses, trains and walking. Things are never going back to ‘normal’ when it comes to this.
This is not being reported on as much as it should me. This water is used by millions in the US Southwest. If I lived in that area I would get out sooner rather than later. There is going to be no water there in10-20 years. Maybe even sooner than that.
Monkeypox is spreading so quickly that they fear that it may already be aerosolized. Meaning that you can catch it from sneezes and coughs. Some governments are starting to tell people not to worry. This means that you should actually start to worry a little about this. A second pandemic within five years?
CO2 levels right now are 50% higher than they were during pre-industrial times. We are all pretty much screwed and on track to making ourselves go extinct. We should have never climbed out of the trees.
Due to poor harvests in the US, India, Italy and just about everywhere else wheat prices are going to continue to climb. The war in Ukraine is only adding to the issue. If you do a lot of baking start prepping sooner rather than later. Things are only going to get worse.
Thankfully the cases are of the West African strain, which is milder than the Congo strain. However, people who have compromised immune systems, such as myself, will get it worse. This is slowly shaping into yet another pandemic. Since just about every country mucked up how they handled the corona virus I am not holding much hope that they will deal with this one in a better manner. Remember, capitalism is more important than the lives of people.
California is pretty much screwed. The central valley, where most of the state’s food is grown, is turning into desert because the water supply is quickly running out. Small towns in the valley have run out of water and have to have it shipped in so that they can wash and cook. Also, California grows a lot of fresh produce that is shipped to the rest of the country and beyond. Food prices are going to soar this summer.
I’ve decided to start a weekly feature all about the apocalyptic crap that is going on around us; weather disasters, famine, disease, and economic meltdowns have all been in the news lately. I will give a link, my opinion on the subjects that I present and give the reasons as to why we should all be concerned. We can’t reach our post-apocalyptic Shangri-la without having to crawl through the muck first.
You read that right, Italy’s longest river, the Po, is producing so little water that the wheat growing region of Northern Italy is in threat of collapsing. This region alone produces something like 40% of Italy’s GDP. Not to mention how much of Europe relies on this wheat. Most of the pasta in Europe comes from Italy so if this growing region totally dies the price of wheat is going to go insanely high, higher than it is already.
Why is this happening? Because the Alps are not receiving enough snow. Not enough snow, then there is not enough water. Plus, on top of all of that the permafrost and glaciers that once covered the mountains are almost gone. This is also happening to the Colorado River in the United States. We should all be concerned about this because where are all the people from these areas going to go once the water is gone?
Mother nature is very, very angry with us right now. The news on this is changing pretty much on a daily basis, but from what I have read there are 2 different versions of this, one with a 1% fatality rate and the other is at 10-15%. There is a ton of info saying it is spread by both sex and droplets. It is related to smallpox. If you were born after 1972 you never got a smallpox vaccine which means you may be more prone to catching monkey pox. Keep your fingers crossed that this will not turn into yet another worldwide pandemic.
I had an abortion 31 years ago in the US and have never regretted it. Never. If abortions had been illegal during that time in the US I would have killed myself. Having one saved me from a life that I did not want to live; being tied to a lying asshole after being forced to have his child. So, FUCK THE US GOVERNMENT. They have absolutely no right to tell a woman what she should and shouldn’t do with her own body!!! I no longer live in the US and there isn’t a US embassy where I live so I can’t do shit in person but I will fight this shit online. If you are in the US please get out in the streets in protest!!!! In the immortal words of The Exploited BEAT THE BASTARDS!!!!!
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Today I made a horrifying discovery; Gothix. When I was innocently browsing YouTube one of her videos was suggested to me, the subject of it being that she doesn’t support Black Lives Matter. I thought maybe she just didn’t like some people in the group or something really petty like that, but nope this chick just full out doesn’t want black people to protest and be organized. Yep, you read that right. Here is a list of the titles of some of her videos:
Women Don’t ”Need” Abortions
”Non-Binary” Is Bullshit
Hate Speech Does Not Exist (Yes, I’m Serious)
The Culture War
7 Reasons Why I Voted Trump
You get the idea. She is also so gosh darn clever that she actually promotes herself as a grifter. I guess she thought that by trying to own the moniker rightly given to her that it would make her seem genuine and not an actual grifter. I feel saddened to tell her that it’s not working. The moment I saw her Nirvana shirt, spiked collar, shaved hair and Siouxsie eyeliner I knew something was off about her. It’s like she picked off of a list of what the mainstream think is ‘alternative’ and made herself fit into a neat little package of pre-packaged rebellion.
If this isn’t bad enough she actually sells cheap looking spiked collars on her ‘official’ website. Are they dropped shit crap out of China? More than likely. She also makes some really crap music, but I didn’t let myself listen to much of it because I’d suffered enough already.
I learned a few days back that she actually used to have a gamer type channel, which makes sense. Some wealthy conservative ‘think tank’ with a whole lot of cash more than likely told her that if she recited right wing talking points that they would pay her more money than she would ever earn just talking about gaming. She is a total unicorn; a woman of colour who looks ‘alternative’ and that has agreed to repeat conservative garbage. I don’t know who is more repulsive in this whole situation, the racist white men that thought this would actually fool people in the alternative community and people of colour, or the woman of colour who is making videos that openly attack other people of colour and the left.
When you sell your soul to the devil you pay a price. When her handlers drop her, after they realise that nobody is buying her fake persona, she is probably going to make videos saying she was conned…and nobody is really going to give a shit. She will probably change her name, change her appearance, and change her persona in order to distance herself from a disaster of her own making. Hon, the internet will always remember.
Gothix is about as goth and alternative as a stained Marilyn Manson shirt on a clearance rack at Hot Topic. Meaning not at all. She is an infected herpes sore on the the lips of humanity; something that will always fester and never heal.
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