Guest Post: "Why bees have it figured out and we don't", by AGXIIK

Mon, Jan 15, 2018 - 2:01pm

TFMR regular, AGXIIK, offers this interesting piece for your holiday reading.

"Why bees have it figured out and we don't", by AGXIIK

The Three-Body problem essay goes quite a ways into why we humans are not good at recognizing solar and global minimums. We could prepare years in advance given the knowledge available from 6,000 years of recorded history but we don't. Every solar minimum results in human chaos and the collapse of empires and yet we don't see it coming until it's too late.

Instead, we listen to the witch doctors and shamans who say that weather is human-caused and not something else. If it was caused by something else, something outside of our control, like the solar cycles, they couldn't make billions off inaccurate predictions while maintaining near absolute power and control of the meteorological priesthood caste; those charged with the responsibility of predicting weather which, in reality, holds the power over life and death.

Some of us remember the mantra of the 1970s. Global Cooling.

From a sale standpoint, that was a non-starter. A marketing group was hired after the moneyed classes funding Global Cooling LLC heard the prediction that 2 mile high glaciers were going to flatten Manhattan. That didn't go over so well even if it was a tad more accurate in the long pull. Still, the solar minimum was quite predictable 40 years ago. Now it's upon us. Many focus groups later someone came up with the idea that Global Warming, now called Climate Change, would sell better.

They rebranded their product, complete with hockey stick graphs, appropriate musings from the climatologist Amen corner and top politicians replete with Nobel Prizes and Academy Awards and suggested that we forget everything that we heard in the past. This was the New New and, by God, these people were going to be right even if it killed us.

Most people only start listening to these gurus when the weather gets really bad. To the Weather Channel marketing crew, "If it bleeds it leads" so they go into hysterical overdrive about the latest winter hurricane 3 days late. The listeners completely fail to prepare for sub zero temperatures or hurricanes and end up in harm's way, dragging others to rescue them when their mediocre plans fail because they listened to the news hawks who are either wrong or late.

Climate change cannot be allowed to let us see the reality of year over year sub zero temperatures at a time when the ice caps are melting, the seas are rising, and polar bears are homeless, or so they say. Global warming is just around the corner and besides which, in the world of Double Speak, it totally explains sub freezing temperatures.

Bees have climate change figured out, as the author tells in his article. Later in the article the author note that we see no bees in the Game of Thrones. Dragons? Yes, 3 of them. But no bees. Maybe it was a script oversight.

A apiarist knows his bees are smart enough to prepare for winter months in advance. But what if all the preparation didn't prepare for winter coming 2 months early, 5 degrees below expected temperatures and lasting 4 years. What becomes of the bees which are responsible for 90% of the fruit and vegetable pollination cycle?

They die. We die.

Some on the TFMR boards have taken up the banner, talking about the solar cycle and how it'll affect us within a year or two. The information coming out about the solar minimum might not be common knowledge now but most of us here are well ahead of the curve on that subject. Anyone living above a certain latitude should be preparing now for the real possibility that extreme low temperatures are almost certain to come their way and stay.

About 3 years ago Montana Mel, a TFMR subscriber, first introduced me to the Maunder Minimum, a devastating solar-caused cold snap that left its indelible impression on all of Northern Europe and most of America, rewriting history as populations of both regions struggled to survive. I mislabeled all solar cycles as the Maunder Minimum. It has a catchy ring to it. But it's correctly called a solar minimum

Most of our conversations now include new notations about the coming solar minimum. Martin Armstrong's been discussing this about every 5th article. Say what you want about MA, I think he's got this one wired and he's not without company.

Even more telling, since most people get their information and entertainment from cable, MSM and videos, if you've been watching Game of Thrones you know that winter arrived at the end of season 7.

Maybe GOTs is little more than a well crafted adaptation of a novel; a written and acted series.

Or maybe it's the way the script writers are trying to tell us.

Winter is coming.

And we, like John Snow, know nothing.

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Jan 15, 2018 - 2:11pm

Could I BEE


gold slut
Jan 15, 2018 - 2:14pm



Inardozi, you must have been a gunslinger in a previous life...

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:20pm

I'm reluctant to update too

I'm reluctant to update too many charts at this point due to the American market holiday today. However, I will give you this...

And note the general, long-term trend in CDG. It hit 10 twice last year before blasting through. Something near 60 may pose the same resistance soon.

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:23pm

But seriously folks

I've known about sunspot cycles, global minimums, "The Year Without a Summer", Maunder minimum, etc since childhood - those books were readily available at every library. I'm even completely on board with the idea of "climate change" since we have self-evidently been experiencing shifts in climate since the early Devonian, when our atmosphere changed to permit our type of life. That never (and still doesn't) bother me.

No, the utterly sick kind of craziness that bothers me is that these same climate shouters are irrevocably opposed to doing something to fix the problem, like geoengineering our surface albedo to compensate for excess carbon. Oh no, they say it all has to be done by using taxes as a club upon the enterprising and as a reward to the politically connected.

Believe me, let a billion consumers die and they'll come up with a cost efficient solution because there's already an efficient solution - it just needs a billion consumers to die so they can sell it to us.

4 oz
Jan 15, 2018 - 3:51pm


Nice work AG

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:49pm

Completely Agree AGXIIK

Great article. The idea of a carbon tax to offset climate change is just a tax grab.

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:09pm

Effort to identify Baie Verte area as a mining centre underway

Cory Hurley Published: 8 hours ago

Mining operations such as this one by Anaconda Mining have been a staple of Baie Verte’s economy for years. Photo courtesy of David Howells via Anaconda Mining

Cramm leading the charge to promote region’s rich mining heritage

BAIE VERTE, NL — Allan Cramm has always had a vision of what could be accomplished on his hometown Baie Verte Peninsula, so it is no surprise he wants others to share his goal.

The vice-president of innovation and development with Anaconda Mining has arguably been one of the biggest supporters of Baie Verte and the surrounding area for decades.
Through the fluctuations of the mining industry and correlating with the ups and downs of the region, Cramm has remained steadfast in his belief there is a strong future for both.

“Growing up in Baie Verte, I have an attachment to the town,” he said. “As part of Anaconda, we want to retain every person we have here, and we want to attract the best people available.
“To do that, you have to have a place suitable for people to live and raise a family.”

Cramm recently met with Baie Verte council and staff to present his perspective on a town image, branding and ownership.
He says the town needs a theme, and suggests it should be mining.

“(The meeting) was to … share the opportunities I see going forward — things we are working on, and also our desire to ensure the town continues to grow and become a great place for people to live,” he said.

Allan Cramm, vice-president of innovation and development with Anaconda Mining, is hoping the Baie Verte area will become known as a mining centre.

Areas around the province have become internationally known for such things as their industry, landscape or history. The Baie Verte Peninsula is as rich in mining history as its natural geological formations and variations are in mineral resources.
Many aspects of the region’s history are largely unknown, even among people living there.
Historic mining shafts are located throughout the peninsula — including what is perhaps the oldest in the province in Fleur de Lys — as well as long-forgotten mining operations.

“We have had a strong attachment to mining for many years, and I think we need to capitalize on that,” Cramm said.

The former Advocate Mines was a big town supporter, investing in infrastructure that is now aging and in need of upgrade or replacement. Cramm says everybody needs to work together now to preserve the town.

“We can be the best company in the world, or Rambler can be the best company in the world, but if there’s not a desire for people to live in Baie Verte, for whatever reason, then they are not going to come,” he said.

While Anaconda is not within the municipal boundary of Baie Verte, the company — along with other major industry players Rambler Metals and Mining and Guy J. Bailey Ltd. — has supported the town to improve and expand regional efforts such as recreational and sporting infrastructure.

A significant educational component of the industry also remains relatively untapped. Cramm says a lot of leading-edge research is ongoing within the area’s industry in collaboration with universities, colleges and international students.
He hopes this work will lead to those future professionals wanting to live in the area one day.

“If you want to research Antarctica, you are not going to live in the Bahamas,” he said. “If you are researching mining, you want to be in the mine.”

Gold mining has been an important industry in the Baie Verte region in recent decades. Photo courtesy of David Howells via Anaconda Mining

There is a young workforce on the Baie Verte Peninsula. Cramm says he stresses to them there is no limit to what could happen throughout the region. The town once had a ski hill — a vision of some locals at the time — and he says there is no reason such ideas should be deterred now.

“If people want a squash court or a golf course or they want a racquet ball court, you can do that,” he said. “I constantly try to encourage the younger people within our group here to help and volunteer to make the town the kind of town they want.”

The meeting was the first of what Cramm and town representatives hope will be many on the subject. There appears to be a desire to form a committee to help foster the concept of identifying the town and region as a mining hub.

“It’s an effort to bring the community and business group together,” he said.

Town reaction

Baie Verte Mayor Brandon Philpott said the town is 100 per cent behind the idea.
The key is to promote the history of the industry, perhaps starting with its own people, he said.

“Allan has the vastest amount of knowledge of this peninsula and the mine shafts that are here of anybody I know,” he said.

“It is great to have somebody like that onboard to push such an idea.”

A view of Baie Verte from across the bay at the Anaconda Mining operation. Photo courtesy of David Howells via Anaconda Mining

The mayor said a committee to spearhead such a venture is a priority. The town would in turn support initiatives such as beautifying areas of historical significance and working with other towns throughout the peninsula to do the same.

It is not just promoting the history of the industry, according to Philpott – it is ensuring that existing or future companies have what they need to reach their greatest potential in the region.

“They’re the biggest industry that we have here,” he said. “It is something we really hope continues to grow.
“Right now, it is what is attracting people here. We have a lot of younger people in this area due to working at the mines, supporting the mines or a spinoff from the mines.”

Identifying Baie Verte and area as a mining centre would be a significant boost for the tourism industry, says the mayor.

“It’s just a part of living here,” he said. “It is why Baie Verte is where it is.”

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

Thank you AGXIIK,

For once again your singularly original and valuable contribution to Turdville and humanity.

Your 21 new CCW activists are welcome to this world. And many more are needed. If one has considered such, I highly recommend contacting your local gun range for referrals.

I am now digesting "Dark Winter" by John L. Casey. "How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell. Copyright 2014. Some suggest more current, validating statistics are available.

Wishing a very happy MLK day to all. He was truly a Saint, executed by our Deep State and Shadow Government which are in our sights.

Keep Stacking, and consider a dabble into Cryptos. I thank those in Turdville who suggested their relevancy in 2016.

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:14pm

Democratic Candidate For Illinois Attorney General Mugged

Democratic Candidate For Illinois Attorney General Mugged At Gunpoint During Chicago Photo Shoot

A Democrat running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon during a promotional photo shoot for his campaign.

Aaron Goldstein, 42, and four men associated with the photo shoot were approached by three suspects between 20 and 24 years old in broad daylight, when one of them produced a gun. The men robbed Goldstein and the others of camera equipment and their cellular phones before running off, said law enforcement.

Police did not release a detailed description of the suspects for some undisclosed reason.

DOOGIE Markedtofuture
Jan 15, 2018 - 7:24pm

markedtofuture/ANX Anaconda Mining

Nice article on Anaconda thanks for the informative post

this company is a screaming buy doubled in last few weeks still very under valued IMHO PEA coming out soon should be awesome KD

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