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The Maginot Line of 2016

 
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Cheshire Cat - 13 June 2016 11:09 AM

I’ve been waiting for, and dreading, the first lethal drone strike made here in the United States by either terrorists or a lone psychopath.

It’s just a question of time.

The FAA predicts that 4.3 million hobbyist drones will be sold by 2020.  http://www.newsweek.com/isis-air-force-army-drones-drop-bombs-585331

Background checks?  Harmless little things?  Good for delivering pizza and photographing real estate?  Besides, people know the rules about privacy and restricted air space?

 
 
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07 July 2017 22:22
 

The line was crossed when the cries of “DEATH TO DEPORABLES!!” rang out from minarets throughout Washington.

The fatwa on democracy was enacted on January 20, 2017. (resting in peace be upon us)

 
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$600 billion a year for U.S. military budget . . . meanwhile, in an old car tires lying in the empty lot across the street . . . being shipped around the world . . . their life cycle speeding up . . . able to spread worldwide in a few hours . . . spreading north as the planet heats up . . . Bill Gates an alarmist?  https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mosquito/full-episodes/mosquito  (aired July 6)

How fast can a pandemic spread?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4g930pm8Ms

Global warming is a Chinese hoax?  A ploy to cramp U.S. business?  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160201-mosquito-zika-virus-climate/

quoted from this Geographic article:

“These mosquitoes may be sheltering somewhere like a metro tunnel or storm sewer, Severson says. This enterprising behavior could put them one step closer to dense northern populations. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have been found this far north [Washington D.C.] in summers before, but were likely imported by travelers, and none have become established year-round. Severson thinks it’s likely that other colonies are in the area but just haven’t been found yet.

Disease outbreaks hitchhiking in the innards of mosquitoes, like the Zika virus currently racing across South and Central America, are likely to become increasingly frequent and far-reaching, public health experts say. Climate change, along with growing urbanization and the rise of international shipping and travel, will stretch the insects’ range and access to large human populations.

“Looking forward, climate change is a clear risk for burden of a variety of infectious diseases,” says Kristie Ebi, an epidemiologist at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, who studies the disease impacts of climate change. “The question is, will public health agencies be up to handling the risk?” she asks. “And the second part is, will those efforts be sustained?”  [by an administration that calls climate change a hoax?]

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unsmoked - 22 June 2016 12:11 PM

Within the next 30 years the population of Africa will double from 1.2 billion today, to 2.4 billion by 2050.


Or maybe not.

 
 
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SkepticX - 08 July 2017 05:40 PM
unsmoked - 22 June 2016 12:11 PM

Within the next 30 years the population of Africa will double from 1.2 billion today, to 2.4 billion by 2050.


Or maybe not.

Or maybe much, much worse…

 
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Dumaya - 09 July 2017 11:22 PM
SkepticX - 08 July 2017 05:40 PM
unsmoked - 22 June 2016 12:11 PM

Within the next 30 years the population of Africa will double from 1.2 billion today, to 2.4 billion by 2050.


Or maybe not.

Or maybe much, much worse…

quote from this article:

“Niger in West Africa offers an example of why an integrated strategy for lowering population growth, combined with government involvement, is so critical. There, in one of the world’s poorest nations, the average fertility is 7.5 children per woman, and it has barely dipped since measurements began in 1950. Women and men surveyed say that the ideal family is even larger.”

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