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10 Industries Already Profiting From The Apocalypse

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[The corporatocracy meets the Four Riders. "Doomsday Preppers is the most-watched show in the history of the National Geographic Channel." Check out the comments on the original article for a taste of what the Apocalypse will be like. See also: The 13 impossible crises that humanity now faces. *RON*]

S. Grant, ListVerse, 28 August 2014

The apocalypse will bring about ultimate devastation, including extreme weather, violence, drought, floods, famine, and overall turmoil. While most of us dread these events, others see disasters as an opportunity to make some cash. The greater the destruction—or just the greater the fear of it—the more the following industries thrive.

Washington Post Thoroughly Discredits Itself With McCarthy-Style Smear Campaign Against ZeroHedge, Naked Capitalism, Truth-Out 200+ Others

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[Return of the McCarthy Era. Remember that WP is owned by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. See also: Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group. *RON*]

Mike Shedlock, Mish Talk, 25 November 2016

The Washington Post stepped well over the line of questionable reporting today, venturing deep into a McCarthy-style smear campaign against hundreds of allegedly “fake news” sites accused of being under control of, or influenced by Russia.

Ironically, the Washington Post headline, Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread ‘Fake News’ During Election, Experts Say reads like it a “fake news” supermarket tabloid.

In Europe, right-wing parties find voice after Trump’s stunning performance

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[Anti-immigrant sentiments sweeping throughout Europe. See also: Rise of the right: 'Anarchist' media in the Netherlands; Britain's far right in 2016: fractured, unpredictable, dispirited … and violent; Austrian far-right hopeful Hofer may back EU vote. *RON*]

Patrick Costello, Washington Times, 24 November 2016

BERLIN — As the initial shock of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. elections wears off and the imminent presidency of Donald Trump becomes a reality, right-wing populist parties across Europe are betting their electoral fortunes are on the rise too.

Warning of Global Havoc as Possible Arctic 'Tipping Points' Pile Up

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[The signals 'are getting louder,' says scientist involved in new comprehensive Arctic study. See also: Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level. *RON*]

Jon QueallyCommon Dreams, 25 November 2016
What is happening in the Arctic will not stay in the Arctic.

In an ominous (though not hopeless) report published Friday, researchers warn that as many as 19 various 'tipping points' could be triggered by the increasingly warm temperatures in the world's northern polar region.

Today's Trumpery

Tesla Powers An Entire Samoan Island With 100 Percent Solar Energy

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[Funded by the American Samoa Economic Development Authority, the EPA, and the Dept of Interior. *RON*]
Tod Perry, Good.Is, 23 November 2016

Ta’u is an island in American Samoa that lies 4,000 miles off the west coast of the U.S. For years, the island’s 600 residents were completely dependent on oil imported on ships from the U.S., Asia, Central America, and Australia to run its diesel generators. But when the ships didn’t show up, the island was left in darkness. “I recall a time they weren’t able to get the boat out here for two months,” Keith Ahsoon, a Ta’u resident said. “We rely on that boat for everything, including importing diesel for the generators for all of our electricity.”