October 19, 2019

A “Naturally Occurring” Fungi To Kill Moose Ticks? What Possibly Could Go Wrong?

Oh my! I was reading this article about how entomologists have discovered what they call a “naturally occurring fungi” that, in lab conditions, attacks and kills the dreaded winter tick, or moose tick, that is being blamed for killing moose in numbers not satisfactory to the wildlife managers…or so it keeps being repeated.

The idea, evidently, is to figure out what dosages and how to apply it to the forests so that it finds its way to the ticks/larvae in order to have any affect. We should be asking, what could possibly go wrong?

Reading the article, it is difficult to make actual sense from much of it because it is laced with repeated mythology about the winter tick – such things as how global warming contributes to the increased number of ticks on the landscape. Mixed in with the mythology, we can extract a few comments, etc. from the scientists who are working on this project – enough to at least say, what to ???????

This is the part that causes normal thinking people to scratch their heads in confusion wondering about the hypocrisy in thinking, or the lack thereof.

Yesterday I wrote a short piece about the criminal U.S. Senate, who in one breath say we are all gonna die because there are too many cars and too much carbon dioxide, which is warming the planet, and…and…and…yes, we are all gonna die if they don’t do something about taking our cars away from us so members of Congress can fly bigger, faster planes. In the next breath, the Senate unanimously approves a bill to better promote America’s Scenic Byways, to encourage more people to drive more cars, longer distances…and what the hell happened to we’re all gonna die?

When it comes to ticks, cast aside are any thoughts from the post-normal society of automatons who claim they want Mother Nature to rule everything. They believe hunting, trapping, and fishing should be stopped because of animal’s “rights” and that actions such as these are destroying game animals and in return just the thought of hunting is having negative effects on the entire ecosystem – that man should just butt out of any sort of wildlife management and let things take a “natural” course.

But then, along comes somebody with a potentially dangerous suggestion of how to kill winter ticks (a naturally occurring entity) in order that we can artificially grow more moose. Forget any notions that the real reason there are so many ticks is because there are too many moose and “Mother Nature” is doing what it does to kill off much of the moose population as a means of attempting to mitigate the tick problem, which is, must be anyway, upsetting the ecosystem. Oh, my! Are we all gonna die?

So, another question is, what is the purpose of thinking that a “naturally occurring” fungus might kill off the winter tick? Is it because this effort has monetary profit? Is it because we are all gonna die from too many ticks? Is it because some people want to have more moose to play with?

And here’s a brilliant question. If the fungi that can kill winter ticks is “naturally occurring” then why isn’t it, in the grand scheme of Natural Regulation, already mitigating the winter tick problem and any other problem that might be solved by its existence?

In the entire article I can’t find anywhere any kind of discussion of protection and growth of the moose as a food source. In a normal existence, moose as a food source would be the number one consideration of any need to protect and/or grow a crop. No more. Post normal existence is about cherry picking ideas and actions that fit the narratives of the moment – and to hell with food sources…well, until I they get hungry.

Maine had perhaps as many as 100,000 moose. Greed and selfishness cause people to begin making demands for more moose for profit. Instead of obtaining understanding of why there were so many moose on the landscape all of a sudden and that one day when that reason for a population explosion went away, something was going to have to change, the intention of the moose biologists was to figure out how to keep growing moose so that everyone had one as a pet in their back yard (not for food).

The notion here is to figure out what kind of a dosage is needed to apply to the “naturally occurring” “earth and leaves” where the “naturally occurring” winter tick lands in Spring to lay “naturally occurring” eggs that begin the cycle all over again. Might I also mention here that whether there is ice and snow or not on top of those “naturally occurring” “earth and leaves” whatever it is at that time is “naturally occurring?” How dare I!!!!!

The article presents stunning photographs of a cluster of winter tick larvae at the end of a stick of vegetation “questing” for a host. When that host (moose, elk, deer) walks by, they climb aboard. Gee! What if there just weren’t so many darn hosts?

Instead of managing moose in numbers that are healthy…(Note: It was only a short while ago that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced they were going to abandon wildlife counts and concentrate on causing wildlife to be healthy.) the interest seems to be in protecting and growing them in numbers to satisfy the selfish desires of a post-normal society that is obsessed with securing animals as friends and not as a food source.

With a focus on how to kill the winter ticks to protect the moose, and other ungulates (that really are not bothered so much by the ticks -moose are poor groomers) has any consideration been given to the collateral damage that might take place if and when scientists begin sprinkling a “naturally occurring” fungi in unnatural quantities?

Isn’t this entire effort really being based on the supposition that man-caused Climate Change is the culprit for everything? Combine that with misguided notions about wildlife and the purposes for its existence and, like promoting more driving while at the same time demanding people stop driving, ignorance in the causes and effects of “natural occurring” and man-caused events can potentially destroy much, if not all, of what people think they are trying to protect.

It would appear that we have continued ideas, much like our ready acceptance of a piece of paper that allows someone to “practice” medicine, so too are pieces of paper licenses for someone else to “practice” wildlife management and “practice” growing fungi. Like medicine and the demands for drugs by patients, wildlife practitioners are under pressure from a post-normal society that demands animals to play with, even at the expense of all other things…for that moment.

What can possibly go wrong?

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Maine Moose and Ticks: Continued Spread of Bad Information

I once thought perhaps there was some hope that Maine wildlife officials were starting to get it when it comes to what is causing the moose population to shrink. But evidently Climate Change remains the excuse for everything incompetent.

Yes, few will argue that winter ticks are killing Maine’s moose. However, none can rid their brainwashing that the cause of the vast number of blood sucking ticks is due to Climate Change – proof of professional ignorance. When you combine this kind of blind ignorance with the need for the media to perpetuate nonsense about Climate Change, there still remains absolutely no hope that one day man will get it and then make plans to combat the problem from a real scientific approach rather than an emotional wandering about hoping on all hope that Climate Change will somehow make things right again.

Once again we read in the mainstream media how we are all gonna die because of Climate Change. Maine’s moose biologist is quoted as saying, “Every day that is mild in October and November and we don’t get any snow, every day ticks are out getting on moose. Climate is a factor in the level of ticks we have out there.”

It wasn’t all that long ago that Kantar (Maine’s moose biologist) was caught telling some people that the reason for so many ticks was due to too many moose, and not so much because of Climate Change.

Maybe there’s more funding available if you are willing to perpetuate the Climate Change nonsense.

Ignorance and brainwashing about Climate Change causes one to never use their brain and implement any sort of common sense. It’s more fun, evidently, to plow along with the myth, living in fear that WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! Thirty years ago it was predicted that whole nations would disappear from the earth if we didn’t do something about global warming. And yet, we still insist that global warming (now Climate Change) is what is causing winter ticks to grow out of control. Smart…real smart.

If Maine would increase their moose hunting permits and lower the moose population to responsible levels, the winter tick problem would go away. I thought Maine’s moose biologists had begun to figure this out. But now they are back to blaming Climate Change on the number of ticks.

In Alaska, were moose have lived for far longer than in Maine, biologists/scientists there have said that there is only one way to mitigate the winter tick problem: reduce the moose population.

It’s easier to spout nonsense and say Alaska doesn’t have a tick problem because it is so cold up there. Ignorance also causes people to think all of Alaska is much colder than Maine. It’s not, and these are areas where the moose thrive. Let’s take a closer look.

The winter tick is not just a common occurring thing in Maine. This tick, Dermacentor albipictus, if found in warm, dry climates like Texas, and cold climates like Alaska and the Yukon. We know that the ticks are found in the Yukon because researchers deliberately took these winter ticks there just to experiment with them to see if they could survive. The ticks survived and the irresponsible, perhaps criminal scientists were allowed to continue practicing their witchcraft.

Perhaps this is just too complicated for some to understand. Try this simple math problem. Alaska has an estimated 200,000 moose. Maine has 70,000. (Note: I use these numbers because the biologists use these numbers. There’s little reason to believe that these numbers are all that accurate.)

Alaska has 663,300 square miles of land. Maine has 35,385. Alaska has nearly 3 times the number of moose than Maine living on 20 times the amount of forests. Alaska doesn’t have a tick problem. Maine does. From this information, people conclude that the problem with ticks is Climate Change. Does this make any sense?

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50 Years of Climate Disaster Predictions That Haven’t Come True

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves…”

We Are All Gonna Die!

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Climate Change: The Sky Is Falling…Again

In case you hadn’t figured it out…yet…Climate Change is a Left vs. Right thing. Why is that? Well, you see…er…um…actually never mind.

But, here we go again. One more time someone takes the time to show anyone interested that Climate Change, as sold to a gullible, brainless, society, makes no sense.

What isn’t discussed, because you’d be labeled a member of the tinfoil hat club, is that Climate Change is the excuse the government wants to destroy/control whomever they wish.

Let’s back up a moment. The question might be how did this society get to a point where they insist on believing in the theory of Climate Change (as presented by the government et. al.)? A society must be prepped in order that they accept this premise regardless of whether or not the proposed results are actually achievable.

Through careful planning, an entity, such as the American Government which already wields extraordinary power over a people, when presenting a theory of global warming, must first begin by blaming this event on the people. This is the guilt factor.

Once established, and believed/accepted, that because we live in a modern era, we are causing global warming, we are then shamed for our behavior.

With guilt and shame in full destructive mode, it is a snap to instill fear in everyone. With a scared society, anything is possible.

Now that our society is scared of the effects of Climate Change, riddled with guilt and shame because it is our fault, we are primed to accept virtually anything as being the result of Climate Change. And here we are!

In the article linked to above, we see an example of how Climate Change has lowered the water level of the Great Lakes, followed by how Climate Change has caused the water level in the Great Lakes to rise – an example of the irrational fear that pervades this society.

Why might the government, or perhaps more accurately the Global Power Structure, insist on Climate Change? All that is ever discussed, but on a limited basis, is that the government pushes Climate Change for money. Government makes no bones about the fact they want to tax carbon – something the government has convinced us is a major cause of Climate Change. They also will need to tax everyone more money to fight Climate Change, much in the same way as we have been taxed for decades to fight poverty, education, drugs, etc. (How are those wars going?)

What is not discussed is how technology has become a cause, not a cure, of this so-called war on Climate Change.

I remember when Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, under Bill Clinton, told a joint session of Congress, back in the 1990s, that the United States has the technology to manipulate the weather/climate. This, of course, was related to the use of such technology as a weapon of war.

Where do you suppose this technology is some 25 years later?

If you might agree that our government is corrupt and capable of many sinister acts to punish and control the people (please go read historic accounts), doesn’t it make some sense that if they were to perpetuate Climate Change and blame every weather phenomenon on man-caused (guilt, shame, fear) Climate Change, it would give them a great cover for when they use technology against us?

If any kind of Climate Change exists, it is the government-caused weather manipulations foisted on a fearful society willing to do what they can in order to abate the guilt and shame of their acts of how they live.

And on it goes!

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Government’s Bent on Bilking Us Over “Climate Change”

Crooked Lisa Murkowski, Senator from Alaska, said in a press release yesterday that Climate Change is “impacting our way of life.” What a loaded statement. The entire lie, presented by Murkowski says: “In the Arctic, we’re seeing warming at twice the average of the rest of the Lower 48. It is directly impacting our way of life,” Murkowski said. “Many remote communities in Alaska are heavily reliant on expensive diesel fuel for heating and power. Integrating cleaner energy technologies, often with a microgrid, can decrease reliance on diesel and provide greater reliability.” 

If we are assumed to be so stupid as not see the absolute ridiculousness of this statement, then perhaps we should just act that stupid and demand that Murkowski, and all others, shut the hell up and just wait for the Climate Change to make it so hot in Alaska they won’t need to be concerned about heating costs.

If Climate Change is causing Alaska to warm up at a rate twice that of the Lower 48, then Alaskans should be celebrating the end to overblown heating bills.

Nearly always the lying, cheating, stealing, worthless politicians get caught wallowing in their own excrement as they attempt to control and destroy the rest of us.

One has to wonder just how much money Murkowski and all those that continue to buy her election have invested in “cleaner energy technology.”

Ah, but…

DON’T Go Look!!!!

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Climate Change Destroyed the Roman Empire?

Who would have thought? Giving us another reason to never believe or trust what is written about history (the victors write history and embellish it. The fascists fabricate it and present it as truth.) we find in a modern version of history, one of the things that destroyed the Roman Empire was “Climate Change” – with no definition provided in the article about what defines Climate Change. (I guess that’s because the “science” is settled?)

The author gives us his definition of what causes the collapse of a “civilization”: “Collapse can be defined as a rapid and enduring loss of population, identity and socio-economic complexity. Public services crumble and disorder ensues as government loses control of its monopoly on violence.”

HUH?

That stuff is pretty general and some of it extremely value-weighted leaving much of it up to one’s perspective…isn’t it? I am a bit puzzled by the statement “disorder ensues as government loses control of its monopoly on violence.” Again, I say, HUH?

I could have sworn that in our modern American society, government basically controls/creates all violence within a society, directly or indirectly.

Avoiding a situation of going around in circles of ignorant discussions about what causes a civilization’s collapse, let’s just move on for the sake of pointing out the errors of modern historical recollections.

This same author evidently has the cures, “We know what needs to be done: emissions can be reduced, inequalities levelled, environmental degradation reversed, innovation unleashed and economies diversified.” All this and let’s not forget we must stop Climate Change. After all, it is what destroyed the Roman Empire and all others.

I hope some of you find all of this a bit odd…or at least lacking? Nowhere in this neo-quasi-historic piece of fiction it is even suggested that any kind of destruction in moral values plays any part in the destruction of a civilization. At the time, I’m sure Caligula would have disagreed that it did. I wonder if he has different thoughts today.

Throughout history it could seriously be argued that immorality was the common denominator leading to the destruction of any civilization. And yet, blindly wallowing in an immoral civilization, the cures are simple – clean up the environment, strive for equality and diversity, both economic and socially, while unleashing innovation. (You mean like AI and robots to do our thinking?)

We are doomed to ruin! How do I know? I think Biblical prophecy might have something to say about that but I doubt few would heed even if I were to share. And, herein lies the rub. Our doom is based on the fact that we can’t see what is killing us and destroying our own existence. We are blind and delusional.

An example of this might be found in a news article about how a robot is being used to further brainwash the followers of Buddha and to draw new followers. Presented as the product of AI (artificial intelligence) programmers fill the robot with all the false doctrines of Buddhism and cause many to “worship after the Beast.”

One must applaud the Buddhists for seeing that it is from the mouths of men that spoil the religions they represent. This phenomenon is present everywhere that anyone goes where a humanoid, more accurately resembling a “Borg” robot programmed to echo the teachings drilled into their heads filling blind followers with crap sandwiches.

In this modern age of techno-zombies, incapable of thinking or even exerting enough effort to find truth themselves, these automatons easily love AI and thus a robot. This civilization has been successfully programmed to accept AI as the holy grail of all things that must be believed and followed. (And they wondered after the Beast.)

You see, there is but one GOD ALMIGHTY, one CREATOR. His Spirit of Truth gives us the only moral compass that we need. I argue this society has lost its moral direction as it is spiraling toward its own destruction. Climate Change, the Environment, economic and social diversity has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not this civilization will collapse.

It’s inevitable.

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Brainless Socialist House Rep. Says You Shouldn’t Have Children Because of Climate Change

The zipper-headed communist representative to the House of Representatives, Ocasio-Cortez, says people should reconsider having children because there is “scientific consensus” that Climate Change will cause life to be hard for children.

If that is the case, then perhaps we should consider ridding this country of all congressional representatives, especially those that fail to function at a level of intelligence higher than pre-school, because it is making life hard for everyone…at least those who have a brain.

Climate Change, as it is being promoted by mindless people, does not and cannot exist. What does exist is a corrupt government that holds the power and technology to manipulate the weather and other atmospheric conditions that is being used against all of us to cause fires, droughts, flooding, heat, cold, snow and to fill the sky with metals and chemicals that are killing the masses. That existence of real Climate Change is what we should be fighting against. But instead, our own ignorance and brainwashing, as is on display in Congress, forces us to accept a theory about man-caused (not government but the very act of living by us “common” people) climate change, which is targeted at forcing us to limit our freedom to live as we choose and not give everything we have to a filthy, rotten, government that knows only how to bleed us dry and then kill us.

How does that children’s song go? Oh, yeah. In part: “…if I only had a brain.”

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Climate Change: And We’re Not Dead Already?

Here is an example of a bunch of lying, insane, freaks that should be locked up someplace along with millions of others.

This is YOUR tax dollars at work. Just a simple observation: Water seeks its own level and yet water levels can be higher in one place of the same body of water than in another. The other simpleton question is: Where does water come from and where does water go?

This fascist/totalitarian press release is telling us we all should be dead by now.

From the House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:

Washington D.C. – Today the Natural Resources Committee continued its historic series on climate change impacts across the country with a hearing in the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public lands – led by Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) – on Climate Change and Public Lands: Examining Impacts and Considering Adaptation Opportunities.

Expert witnesses suggested our public lands, national parks, and historic sites face a grim future without more aggressive action to combat climate change. Patrick Gonzalez, a climate scientist and forest ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, provided a detailed list of the impacts attributed to human-caused climate change in his testimony. Selected highlights include:

Glaciers melting –

  • In Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, climate change melted 2,100 ft. of ice (depth) from Muir Glacier from 1948 to 2000.

Snowpack decline –

  • Across the western U.S., including North Cascades National Park and 10 other national parks, climate change has melted snowpack to its lowest level in eight centuries.

Sea level rise –

  • Climate change has raised sea level by 9 inches since 1854 at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco; by 17 inches since 1856 in New York City, not far from the Statue of Liberty National Monument; and by 12 inches since 1924 in Washington, D.C., not far from the Jefferson Memorial and the White House, which are managed by the National Park Service.

Wildfire increase –

  • Across the western U.S., including Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park, climate change doubled the area burned by wildfire from 1984 to 2015 compared to the area of natural burning.

Photos at the Committee Flickr page

A Livestream recording of the hearing is available here

Video of Vice-Chair Haaland’s opening statement

Video of Chair Grijalva’s remarks

Video of Dr. Gonzalez’s testimony

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Communism’s “Green New Deal”

Yesterday I made reference to how the leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives more resembled that of fascism/totalitarianism because it was their intention to implement “strong new federal policies.”

Today, we can read where the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee is “all in” with the avowed communists’ “Green New Deal” stating: “The Green New Deal is the right framework for the work we need to do..”

You can read the Green New Deal Resolution here.

I want to go ahead and paste the beginning part of this Green New Deal Resolution so that readers (I wish) can see the insanity behind it. And yet, we see so many in leadership and the eager totalitarians swallowing the utter nonsense as though WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!

Those who believe this nonsense are ignorant of the Global Agenda of Sustainable Development, which includes eugenics, i.e. a need to rid the world of billions of useless eaters who stand in the way of those promoting it. It is the promoters who make the claims robbed for this resolution. Despite the facts, and they are unlimited, any data being used in this regard is useless from a scientific perspective, yet, True Believers refuse to listen. None of the dangers listed are happening. It’s all embellished, emotional, clap-trap designed to instill fear in people that they will assimilate, to line up to be killed by their own hands.

If this isn’t scary to you, I’m sorry.

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.

Whereas the October 2018 report entitled ‘‘Special Report on
Global Warming of 1.5oC’’ by the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change and the November 2018
Fourth National Climate Assessment report found that—

(1) human activity is the dominant cause of ob-
served climate change over the past century;

(2) a changing climate is causing sea levels to rise
and an increase in wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and
other extreme weather events that threaten human life,
healthy communities, and critical infrastructure;

(3) global warming at or above 2 degrees Celsius be-
yond preindustrialized levels will cause—

(A) mass migration from the regions most af-
fected by climate change;

(B) more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual
economic output in the United States by the year
2100;
(C) wildfires that, by 2050, will annually burn
at least twice as much forest area in the western
United States than was typically burned by wildfires
in the years preceding 2019;
(D) a loss of more than 99 percent of all coral
reefs on Earth;
(E) more than 350,000,000 more people to be
exposed globally to deadly heat stress by 2050; and
(F) a risk of damage to $1,000,000,000,000 of
public infrastructure and coastal real estate in the
United States; and

(4) global temperatures must be kept below 1.5 de-
grees Celsius above preindustrialized levels to avoid the

most severe impacts of a changing climate, which will re-
quire—

(A) global reductions in greenhouse gas emis-
sions from human sources of 40 to 60 percent from

2010 levels by 2030; and
(B) net-zero emissions by 2050;

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When Fascists/Totalitarians Rule

I visited the website of the Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Raul Grijalva, and read the following:

“The House Natural Resources Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), held the first hearing today of a monthlong series on climate change impacts to communities and the need for strong new federal policies.” (emboldening added)

And that is what is wrong with Climate Change as presented to the people by fascist rule to be carried out by eager totalitarians.

“Strong new federal policies” equates to loss of freedom and increased taxes and oppression placed on the citizen slaves.

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