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James Howard Kunstler – The calm before the stormtroopers

Grinning like Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat, the Golden Golem of Greatness pronounced this interval of fine fall weather “the calm before the storm.” Hmmmm. Talk about cryptic. This was less than a week after he verbally smacked down Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for “wasting his time” trying to diplomatically reach “Little Rocket Man… “ whereby Rex riposted, […]

October 6th

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Tesla can power up Puerto Rico

Natural disasters create destruction and pain, but also open doors to opportunity. The tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan changed that country’s mind about relying on nuclear energy to create electricity. The devastation visited upon Puerto Rico and several other islands in the Caribbean this year has left their electrical grids […]

October 3rd

Instead of sending help to Puerto Rico, Trump tweets insults and threats

Early this morning, from his luxury resort in New Jersey, on his 61st day of golfing this year, Pr*sident Donald Trump blasted the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has been living in a shelter since Hurricane Marla slammed the island. By Meteor Blades Via his favorite venue, he fumed: This juvenile outburst was prompted by […]

October 1st

Failing dam forces gov’t scramble to evacuate 1000s in Puerto Rico, but many towns unreachable

As if Puerto Ricans weren’t already battered enough by Hurricane Maria, which has left most of the island’s population without electricity and hundreds of thousands of people without drinking water, authorities last night rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. By Meteor Blades But they said they could not reach more than […]

September 23rd

Hurricane Maria smashes Puerto Rico into a real-world level of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Ricardo Ramos, the director of the beleaguered, government-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, told CNN Thursday that Hurricane Maria had basically “destroyed” the island’s power infrastructure, and it will take months to come back. By James Howard Kunstler “Basically destroyed.” That’s about as basic as it gets civilization-wise. Welcome to America’s first experiment in the World Made […]

September 22nd

Evangelicals call for climate action in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. Especially the storms. The meteorological monster named Harvey doesn’t quite fit the traditional definition of a storm. What we witnessed over southeastern Texas in late August requires a new lexicon, a word salad composed of ALL CAPS! There is no historical precedent for what unfolded. Normally glib meteorologists were suddenly […]

September 17th