Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Your World and Colony Collapse Disorder.

Last year nearly a third of the American bees left their hives and went... somewhere. It’s being said even more will disappear this year. A third of your food supply depends on these bees. Fruits, vegetables and nuts are all at risk. Slipping into the news we see that much higher food prices are on their way all over the world.

You can wonder at the sub prime disaster and the wars abroad. You can speculate on 9/11 and the tentacle reach of the neo-cons. You can tremble at the prospect of Global Warming or Global Cooling; whichever it happens to be. You might think it’s a lot of bunk and there is a good argument that it might be. But the bees... people... the bees are very important. The bees and the rainforests are a serious issue.

Some people are saying it is because of genetically engineered seeds. The bees can’t integrate with them. People are saying a lot of different things but no one knows for sure. There is one thing that I know. You do not mess with Mother Nature.

I’m not going to discuss the theories here. I’m not an analyst or a scientist. I’m not an expert on anything. My biggest strength is that I know when I’m being lied to. I try to paint a wide picture and hope it adds to the voices... the voices that grow by the hour; the chorus of voices that seek to counter the lies. It’s not all lies... some of it is hard, unfortunate truth.

It’s not just the bees who are experiencing Colony Collapse Disorder. It’s happening on many levels and there is no telling where we will be left once critical mass occurs. We are in a very uncertain state.

The Turkish army is in Iraq. The Israelis are gearing up for ever more terrible actions in Gaza and anywhere the undesirable Palestinians may dwell. They’re plotting all manner of things for Lebanon, Syria and Iran. The West has made Kosovo an issue in their efforts to contain and circumscribe Russia. We are all casual pieces in the game of Risk. We are nothing but ciphers as the psychopathic bankers, industrialists, multi-national corporations, arms merchants and corrupt politicians and religious leaders, strategize and plot, feint and lunge as they all struggle to control the world to their advantage.

This collection of criminals at the top of the food chain does not care about your condition or what may happen to you. You are less than nothing to them. In many cases you are in the way and you are... too many. Though they are rich beyond the possibility of spending it, they want more. They are a virulent cancer that threatens to create war and holocaust beyond anything ever experienced before. They see pages with numbers and you are one of them. You are added and subtracted as if you had no real existence.

These men and women all have food stores and safe houses to sit out whatever catastrophe they can imagine. They are not sane. They may be rich and intelligent and powerful but they are not sane and as much as they think they know about the world and the direction they intend for it to go they do not know where it will go. It is their sense of personal power and titanic hubris that causes them to believe they know what is going on but they do not know and they are not sane. They are not sane. They are as close to monsters as any monsters we shall ever see. What are we to do?

On the surface nothing seems all that critical. We are fed a daily dose of celebrity lives and meaningless awards for meaningless productions. We are regaled by comedians who no doubt make jokes about the bees and the rainforests and the wars. They don’t see any of this from the windows of their limousines. They see themselves and their own celebrity and they feast and honor one another in their exclusive lives. Meanwhile time and circumstance march on.

The bees work under the radar. They are a critical link in a system that is linked at every point. The bees will not leave alone, other things will follow. The natural system is one of interdependent reliance. It has a balance to it. Once that balance is toyed with the entire system is at risk. Strange maladies begin to appear and sweep across the land. But meanwhile, on the surface everything is OK.

That a third of the food supply is in danger seems to be no big deal. Nude, drunken bimbos are there to occupy our attention. Genocide is a cartoon before the main feature. All the political games and international hotspots are like dumpster diving homeless outside the window of a black limousine. They are just images without content. They are an abstraction. They are not real.

Does any reasonable person think that those who are orchestrating all of this chaos will stop in midstream and say to themselves; “Oops, we’re going the wrong way, let’s back off and find another route”? Does a madman suddenly become sane? Does a selfish opportunist get religion on some serendipitous morning? No... they persist in their drive until they are stopped. They do not find epiphany unless it is in the moment they go over the cliff.

There are a few possibilities that may contain the juggernaut of madness before the world itself falls off a cliff. Wise aliens from outer space, with powers unguessed at, might appear in the sky. Jesus might appear in the sky or... the people of the Earth will come together and resist. I leave it to you to contemplate which of these is most likely. Things really are falling apart. Let us say they look like they are falling apart but we are told not to worry about it. We aren’t even told about it at all most of the time.

There’s always been the one power that we collectively possess. We step away. We stop participating. We stand down. Perhaps you think it’s all going to work out on its own and you may be right. You are trusting to some as yet unseen cavalry to ride in. You think it’s just a phase. You can’t risk losing what you have while you are losing what you have incrementally.

You know that corruption is the order of the day at the highest levels. You know that these leaders of the blind are criminals of the very worst sort. You know this and you know that you are helpless except in this one way. You can become like the bees in your own way and nothing will get done or made on that day.

I’ve been mentioning this for a long time and now some organizations have come together and made a day when no one should go to work or buy anything. That day is March 19th. One day is not going to do any more than to show you what you can accomplish. That’s a big deal though. That’s a very big deal. One day can become one week and one week can become one month. You can shut it down and I am afraid that you have to shut it down before it shuts you down. Your very survival is at stake.

For the sake of those in Palestine and Iraq and every oppressed theater of life; for the sake of the homeless and dispossessed, for the sake of the hungry and the tormented and imprisoned, for the sake of entire legitimate governments rotting in jail, for the sake of what remains of your own honor and integrity you must act. You must act before you become like them by merely letting this continue. You must act or you will be acted upon. If it has not become clear to you by now then perhaps it is your destiny to go down under the hobnailed boot of history. Only you can know how important it is to you. Use your power or lose the opportunity. Sooner or later they come for everyone.

Visible sings: Songwriter by Les Visible♫ Rocket Ship ♫
'Rocket Ship' is track no. 7 of 10 on Visible's 2006 album 'Songwriter'
Lyrics (pops up)

Songwriter by Les Visible

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

So far the most reasonable explanation for the bees is a chemical used in a certain pesticide. What can we do about it? Whenever possible, only buy organic products. It costs a little more but as more people do it the costs will come down and eventually the agriculture industry will get the message. Pay a few cents more and support organic farming; the bees (and your body) will thank you.

Ben

Anonymous said...

It's not GM crops, it's the DAMN cell phone towers. These things dot the country side. They are new to the outlying areas where the bees are. Their radiation is EXTREMELY powerful.

I feel sorry for the people using these mini-microwaves as earpiece phones. In a few years, they'll probably wonder why they have a growth coming out of their ears.

Cell phones should be BANNED. They are a hazard and a threat to all of society.

Just ask the bees.

Anonymous said...

It is just criminal that someone with your insight and wit has to use the blog format to get his message across. Look at all the syndicated columnists at the major newspapers that only have rubbish to post. You could wake up a lot more American zombies if your material was widely circulated. There are a lot of people on the net that have it figured out but with such limited audiences how effective can they be. We need to wake up millions and pronto. In this dire situation, maybe those benevolent aliens you mentioned are our only hope.

Fud

Vadim Rapp said...

Maybe it's simplification to think that there's some global elite, some "them" with food stores and bunkers and everything, who plot their net against the humanity and who are not sane. Occam razor.

Maybe it's us? Us from 9 to 5.

Who but us is lying on every billboard that catches your eye? who puts up all this advertising on the web, 99% of which is totally deceptive? who is sending scams to our mailbox? who is sending spam? who is creating pages of fine print following the c'mon in big letters? who is offshoring the jobs to the tribes in 3rd world countries, while touting about unrivaled award-winning customer service here? who does the lawsuit-happy nation consist of? who is always on the look for some fake "neck pain" whenever another car's bumper touched yours? open yellow pages on "lawyers" and look through, on their numbers, and especially on their specializations. Is it all those insane international bankers?

I guess the answer is simpler.

Anonymous said...

We are wise to the strategy. You watch, you see. Just when you think you've seen the worst, they got more. The pounding frozen poison rain ices up the entire windsheild and they still got more and worse and ...
But we remain steadfast. There are only two choices and we know at the very core of our very own personal existence whom to honor. And that is where the problem lies for them, not us.
Nina

Anonymous said...

John the Revelator/Depeche Mode
This says it all
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaB1psXTjS4

Anonymous said...

It's not the bees it's corporate greed. And not the least monsanto seed. (Just flows Les)
Get rid of corporate greed and the bees will come back.
Support March 19th and any more like it. Escalate don’t procrastinate.
Tony

Anonymous said...

Since the sheeple will do nothing, I'm betting on the Wise Aliens.

Dude

Anonymous said...

You're one of the best, no question in my mind and I have read quite a few. It makes me wonder what you would have become had they co-opted you at some earlier time and damn glad you weren't.

On a side note someone last year was a bumper crop for the organic honey harvest here in the northeast. I don't know about the causes of CCD, but the past several years have been better than any I can remember for our bees. Maybe it's the Frankencrops.

Keep up the good work, stay hungry and always be ready for anything. Like an old soldier used to say, only the flexible survive.

Anonymous said...

Well, yes, vadim rapp, exactly. Greed. Corporate most obscene. Little people jump on the band wagon ... why not, it's there; to produce a world like the one we live in today!
All of these spirit retardant things are made easily available to us so our nature says - why not? The results are clearly observable!!
Isn’t this what ‘we’ are fighting (or trying to break) the fact that the powers that be make all of these obsenities available to us, degrade us in the process, make a huge profit, and tell us sure that’s fine go ahead! Keeping us shackled to their ‘system’. Don’t worry about anything, we’ll take care of that, just enjoy, …give it no thought what-so-ever. It’s working!!!
Tony

Anonymous said...

Yeah Tony, but you know, in your heart, you could never go there. In the boardrooms, flow charts show dawggies lap the glycol, but not you. That is where the whole war of the worlds stops.
Nina

Anonymous said...

Nina, yes!
What to do.
Just a small example:
I have (had) an old friend (80 something)
Used to go on about corporate greed, ruining the country, etc. etc.
Owned his own home, money in the bank, owned his own car, never had an accident (with his car)
I said to him did he insure his car - yes of course
So all of his ranting went by the way because he hadn't given what he was saying any real substance
I said to him you are supporting corporate greed by buying insurance for your vehicle
Whooh! Not the right thing to say - bring these things to peoples attention - trouble.
I really think if you can get peoples attention is to get them to not buy from corporations. Buy locally at markets, put money away for rainy day things, etc.
The system has us all believing this is a bad, stupid, un-cool thing to do!!
So the things that have been taken away from us are seen as being less than the things we have gained(?).
I know we are pushing excreta up hill.
Tony

sockmonkey said...

can you say fucked

look around, what do you think it's going to be like when millons of people who have been eating all they want 24/7 suddenly can't.

we've been set up, engineered to fail.

and your childern shall be your oppressors

squarefoot gardens
fungi perfecti

stay home and plant march 19

Vadim Rapp said...

> Greed. Corporate most obscene.

and that corporate consists of whom, specifically? isn't it 99% of the population, by any chance.

Anonymous said...

...They are not sane. They are as close to monsters as any monsters we shall ever see. What are we to do?

mike james at truthseeker writes "... There is now existent within Germany a loathing for the ruling political class that as yet does not translate into any form of national revolutionary resistance. ..."

In how many countries is that true? enough?

I take hope amidst the collapse and oncoming chaos in the timing. We are indeed on the cusp of a new solar age, pisces-aquarius. 21/12/2012 does indeed bring the solar system and the galactic centre into a 26,000 year alignment. Nonsense? maybe. Hamlet's Mill rolls on.

the reason for my fearful optimism is that I firmly believe that form follows function. That evolution of energetic consciousness precedes evolution of material form. And at this very significant astronomical/astrological point the entire human race (accompanied by most of the flora and fauna) is faced with this stark choice. Change or Die. Pass the test, or go no further.

March 19th may not 'work'. Not enough people may go along (I will). But this method, or a variant of it, is the one that will.

It's hard, but don't let the bastards grind you down.

Simon,
Somerset, England.

Anonymous said...

Yes, les, another brilliant piece. I shall be passing it along as much as I can.

I'm also with the posters who are blaming Monsanto's Frankenseeds for the bees' decline, and I'd like to bet that the coming global wheat shortage is also tied in with Monsanto and the other criminal Frankenseed corporations.

And the monsters would say "I am not a monster, I'm one of the good guys".

And Hamlet's Mill still grinds on, as Simon in Somerset points out, and there's nothing the monsters can do about that.

Good Luck on March 19th; if I still worked I'd not go in that day, as it is, I'll think of something to show my support.

landers

Visible said...

New Essay here-

http://zippittydodah.blogspot.com/

eugene said...

Who would blame the sheep for being driven by the Shepherd? Oh yes I can hear it now ... were not sheep ... you have a choice ... etc.. I agree that one has choice ... but how long has the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus been riding in sheep minds? A good long while now! And why? Malleus Maleficarium. Edict and decree of death. Social pressure to conform from on high OR ELSE. Mommies and Daddies everywhere saying go along to get along. Its the M.O. bankers are counting on.

One Shepherd vs the other Shepherd is the story of when the former got violent against the latter and this is the only time the good book says he got pissed. Guess which Shepherd won this little fight? The deluded will say the Good Shepherd did with his whip and righteous fury. The knowing will say the bad Shepherd did. His bank is still around and so is the empire who protected it. This same empire would disposses the banking blood throughout the earth and in clever ruse lift is fasces on the US house or Representatives and its red shield flag over the money of the whole earth. It may have taken two millenia but hey in investment terms...the whole earth has been worth it.

"King of the Jews" isnt the Shepherd who left the building, (thats Elvis, ps he was Jewish as well), oh no that would be falling for the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. No the King of Jews and everyone else for that matter rides on a horse called usury, inflation, fiat currency, gold standards, taxes (and who doesnt acknowledge that its equal to the certainty given to death?), interest, interest, interest.

I dont blame the sheep as the pen has been fabricated for so long ...everyone who steps into time at this point ...is in the pen.

There is only thing and this Sic Semper Tyrannis, ie the Temple Shepherd.

Benjamin Franklin 1789.
Statement in the Convention, concerning Jewish Immigration:

"There is a great danger for the United States of America, this great danger is the Jew.Gentlemen, in every land which the Jews have settled, they have depressed the normal level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated — they have created a state within a state, and when they are opposed they attempt to strangle the nation financially as in the case of Portugal and Spain.
For more than 1700 years, they have lamented their sorrowful fate — namely, that they were driven out of their motherland, but gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would immediately find pressing reasons for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires — they cannot live among themselves; they must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race. If they are not excluded from the United States by the Constitution, within less
than 100 years, they will stream into this country in such numbers they will rule and destroy us and change our form of Government for which we Americans shed our blood and sacrificed life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded, within 200 years our children will be working in the
fields to feed the Jews while they remain in the Counting House gleefully rubbing their hands.
I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews forever, your children's children will curse you in your graves. Their ideas are not those of Americans even when they have lived among us for ten generations. The leopard cannot change its spots. The Jews are a danger to this land and if they are allowed to enter they will imperil our institutions — they
should be excluded by the Constitution."

Seneca B.C. 4 to A.D. 5
"The customs of this accursed people have grown so strong, that they have spread through every land".

St Justin 116 A.D.
"The Jews were behind all the persecutions of the Christians. They wandered through the country everywhere hating and undermining the Christian faith."

Mohammed 570.
"It is incomprehensible to me, why one has not long go expelled these deathbreathing beasts . . . are these Jews anything else but devourers of men?"

Martin Luther 1483.
"How the Jews love the book of Esther, which is so suitable to their bloodthirsty, revengeful, murderous appetite and hope. The sun has never shone on such a
bloodthirsty and vindictive people, who cherish the idea of murdering and strangling the heathen. No other men under the sun are more greedy than they
have been, and always will be, as one can see from their accursed usury. They console themselves that when their Messiah comes he will collect all the gold and silver in the world and divide it among them."

Clement VIII Pope 1592.
"All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate peoples into a state of poverty, especially
farmers, working-class people, and the very poor."

Voltaire 1694.
"The Jews are nothing but an ignorant and barbaric people, which have for a long time combined the most loathsome avarice with the most abominable
superstition and inextinguishable hated of all peoples by whom they are tolerated, and through whom they are enriched."

Napoleon
"I decided to improve the Jews: but I do not want any more of them in my Kingdom: indeed, I have done all to prove my scorn of the vilest nation in the world."

all taken from

http://iamthewitness.com/books/Archibald.Maule.Ramsay/The.Nameless.War.pdf

Its not the bees, its not the humans, its not one nations economy, its the entire earth and all her occupants vs the Synagogue of Satan, ie "those juwes who are not juwes" as Revelation and Jack the Ripper attest to.

http://www.iamthewitness.com/books/George.Armstrong/Rothschild.Money.Trust.htm#_Toc188505534

There is nothing happening or changing if it doesnt involve the blood in their veins. Who will let it out to be free on the same ground all the ancestors blood lays on? Who will be this person? Who will embody the one robed in red who clears the temple and this time for good?

Death and taxes or death to taxes?

"Mr. Roosevelt is my shepherd And I am in want; He maketh me to lie down on park benches, He leadeth me beside still factories, He disturbeth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of destitution for his party's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the depression, I anticipate no recovery, for he is with me; His policies, his diplomacies, they frighten me;
He prepareth a reduction in my income, And in the presence of mine enemies He anointeth my small income with taxes. My expenses runneth over,— Surely, unemployment, want, and poverty shall follow me all the days of my life. And I shall dwell in a mortgaged home forever." - Anon.

Time MAY HAVE gone on but one thing stayed the same...the blood in their veins said we are chosen and those others will be our sheep. You and I are born in the pen of this arrangement signed in that blood.

Its on their heads, not the sheeps.

Tor Hershman said...

Two bees or not two bees? That is a question.

Moi doth miss the wee bees that only a few years ago made merry music upon WifeyWu and moi's flowers.
Last summer moi noticed that the bumbles we're quite tiny and few in number.

Moi ‘tis the Amazon River of Consciousness of this salty ball of mud hence the work "Hey! Hey! We're The Humans."

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

Jody Paulson said...

Maybe it is the cell phone towers.

Question: Is this only happening to *American* bees? What about bees in other countries? If there is a disparity, what might account for that? Check out this article.

I've commented on your blog before about how I think electromagnetic waves may be responsible for the zombification of the American people. Check out my blog, I've written a lot about the subject of wave-frequency/electromagnetic weapons.

The Village Idiot said...

Les,

Kudos on another great post that got folks thinking and talking, like your posts tend to.

I have heard from beekeepers that organically managed hives are for the most part avoiding these problems. It should be remembered that these honeybees are not native to North America, just like many of the crops they pollinate. As things stand, the US is already in a de facto famine, since if every American ate the recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables from the FDA's Food Pyramid, there would not be enough fruits or vegetables available to meet the demand. This info came from a CNN special about food called "America's Killer Diet." Nice title. Thankfully, we have wind-pollinated corn and wheat to use as neutral substrates that we can shape into many different consumable forms and then sprinkle with vitamins and minerals and call them "enriched." Many consumers mistake these substances for actual food, unfortunately.
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Quote: Vadim Rapp said...
> Greed. Corporate most obscene.

and that corporate consists of whom, specifically? isn't it 99% of the population, by any chance.


No, it's not a mindset shared by 99% of the world's population, and not even 99% of Western culture's. Basmati rice was not patented in India because the farmers rose up and said "No." Crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have come out to say No to the WTO on many occasions in many countries, including the U.S.. Who are these protesters, and what are they protesting?

They do seem to be protesting a what rather than a who, and though corporate leaders may all be people too and we're all in this together, the what that is being protested seems to me to be the unprecedented leverage with which a small number of these individuals control the distribution and allocation of tremendous amounts of resources around the world.

There are many, many people around the world who have different priorities for and ideas about the use of the world's resources, but those not in lockstep agreement with the priorities and ideas of whoever currently control the levers are not being heard due to application of more of that leverage via a consolidated mass media.

It doesn't matter if these individuals have all used the same secret handshake for a thousand years or if they are just the most ruthless apes du jour, the result is the same. It's a diseased mindset, and one that compels its sufferers to quarantine themselves away from those not similarly infected with this virulent strain of greed that always seems to be spreading.

Pull the lever of education, and suddenly a population is simply no longer aware of things like logic, science, or reason beyond the absolute basics, if that. They graduate from school without understanding basic economics, law, or politics unless they studied those disciplines specifically, and then only within a university or college. It's hard to change anything when you don't even have the tools to start looking for alternatives, or aren't aware that any are possible.

Pull the lever of religion and some raving lunatic inserts himself between you and the Mystery of all that is like some opportunistic middleman. He comes up and knocks you unconscious with his big fat book then tells you what the Creator of the Universe really meant to say. It's hard to find your own center and stay aware of your innate connectedness to everything and everyone when your head's been twisted by some man's tortured vision of a vengeful and divisive god.

What makes the tips of these metaphoric pyramids so powerful is the leverage they command. Somewhere there's a man who obtained his lunch today by finding a particular plant on the edge of a forest and digging it out of the ground with a stick, then cooking it over an open fire. Someone else, at the exact same time, enjoyed a lunch consisting of delicacies from around the world that all came together on his plate thanks to an unimaginable confluence of complex industrial processes and a tremendous exhaustion of natural resources. One of those lunches was partly at the expense of the other.

These levers have been yanked around for a long time now, so when all of us were born things were already well on their way to where they are. We can only live in the world we're in, and the corporate paradigm has been doing its thing for so long that we can't help but be part of the problem, simply by existing. Knowing this does not help us solve anything, however.

My clothes all came from sweatshops, my car burns oil paid for with blood and future disasters, I use plastic disposable things, my house is warmed partly by coal and partly by uranium. Seems clear that the problem here, obviously, is me. Or is it?

Give me and my friends a chance to control those levers for a change and then I'll accept the blame if I make the world a mess. Until then, I will continue to criticize those who control them now.

Anonymous said...

Let the revolution begin... with us

Adam Zettler said...

This thing is real. This is NOT a drill. The War on Terror is a sham. The New World Order is not a conspiracy-it is all around you. 911 WAS an inside job. The government is a criminal organization made up of liars, thieves and murderers. This is a war for our minds, this is a war for our future. We fight now or we die slaves or serfs later.

Anonymous said...

village idiot
you're a fraud
an idiot couldn't have written what you just did.
Well said.

simon

Visible said...

Simon;

He's good isn't he?

I always notice when he's not around.

Anonymous said...

The thing you keep coming back to - non participation in the madness, has been an idea rolling around in my head a long time. I told my friends and children an idea for a book that has such a central theme. I have told coworkers to pull back. I have watched the corporation suck their energy and creativity dry while the workers health withered. In ever worsening times the best course of action if one is a worker bee, is to fuck with the hive. And the best way to do this is pull back your energy and give it to who really deserves it, family, friends, and one's higher self. If one is particularly gifted and inspired ways will be manifest that enable surrepticious monkeywrenching without detection. Always, in the midst of this mission, foster love and community in the personal sphere.

The Village Idiot said...

Thanks for the kind words about my words, positive feedback is always appreciated. I make a point to check out all your new posts, Les, but rarely have time to focus on commenting lately (I'm a good kind of busy for a change).

Returning to the topic at hand, I dug up an article from last year that discusses the Colony Collapse Disorder problem. It describes in some detail the methods being used to push the bees' productivity as far as possible. Sometimes we can't tell where the line is until we cross it, and it looks like we crossed it. I'm still optimistic that the beekeepers will be able to cross back over to the sane side this time.

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=974

This site keeps current on the problem:
http://www.honeybeequiet.com/

The above site is interesting and up to date, and has a link to a government report about the problem. The report glaringly fails to mention anything about organic beekeepers at all, or anything about the practice of enlarging the size of the cells in honeycombs, which the first article points to as a possible contributing factor.

Honey stores very well, but only if you get raw, unfiltered and untreated honey (the good stuff, in other words; if you find an occasional bee leg or antenna in it, it's the right stuff). I mention this because it seems likely that the price of honey will rise and keep rising until the beekeeping industry is rebuilt with sustainable practices. I like honey a LOT, and would hate to see it become unavailable or prohibitively expensive, so I usually have about 40-50 pounds of it on hand. Raw honey works far better for quick energy on hikes or bike rides than any horrible tasting "energy bar" ever made, and I apply it to road rash if I fall off my bike because it makes scrapes or wounds heal 3-5 times faster and prevents infection. Thanks, bees!

Anonymous said...

DodgyOne says :

Will mankind learn too late that greed and its selfish persuit is incompatable with the continued existance of mankind ?

Of course not, the selfish care only for themself to the the point of suicidal stupidity !!

Keep pretending it's all honky dory after this little story puts one more crack in your flimsy shell ;)

John S said...

Yet again an excellent article. Coherent and concise and to the point.

Thank you.

John

John said...

Hi there, I would like to approach your article with a calm manner, because I happen to know a little bit about CCD and its effects, not to mention what scientists best guesses are for the causes. But even knowing that wouldn't help anyone reading this. It had nothing to do with CCD or what could happen if it continues. Instead, you used this issue that you don't seem to have researched as a jumping off point for "Waah, the bad guys are taking this place straight to hell!" as if every other article on here didn't say that already.
I admire your fervent desire for change and for people to take the sheet of their eyes, but to do that you must educate them on the subject YOU bring up. You said you like to take a wide look at what's going on...well, narrow that look a bit so that you can actually make a cohesive argument.

Visible said...

No.

I'm not a fan of people saying they know a lot about a subject and then offering nothing beyond the statement that they do. But I don't demand that they give me that information. That's up to them. I have a lot of information about it myself but that doesn't mean I know anything.

If I said I was taking a wide view then that's what I was doing. I wasn't soliciting approaches from the reader so that I could tailor what I said to their desires.

What you get here is what I do here. Sometimes it's this way and sometimes its that. Everything is falling apart and I used what I wanted to to make the point I wanted to make to the people who got it which appear to be the majority so it was successful in that regard. If it didn't work for someone or they didn't get it that's okay too. Next time it will be something else.

Here's a hint; this didn't have anything to do with CCD. That was simply an image applied to a larger picture.

Visible said...

I probably wouldn't have been so dismissive if you hadn't felt it necessary to post this at SOTT as well.

Usually what people do here is add their thoughts and enhance the overall take of whatever work is under discussion. They don't come in here and lecture me about how I should have done what I did according to their idea of how it should be done. I'm not a journalist or a scientist. I'm a writer who paints pictures and forces conversation.

I have a wealth of information on CCD and anyone could via the internet. I purposely included only one theory so that others would add the others and they did. That's kind of how it works here. I don't intend to be insulting but I'm also not a young Hobbit caught stealing mushrooms.

There are cetainly limits and limitations to the manner in which I present things but it is my unique way of doing things. Unique doesn't mean better, just different.

SOTT neglected the hyperlink in my post when they reprinted it and many other theories are present here in the threads. You're better served engaging them in dialogue. I was working in metaphor. Sometimes I think I should kid glove finesse everything that gets said to me but it doesn't feel honest. I can assure you that I was calm throughout the writing of this piece (grin).

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