Marching For Climate Change!

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Flood Wall Street

Demonstrators march towards Wall Street from Battery Park to protest for action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in New York a day after a huge climate march in New York City.
Flood Wall Street
http://news.msn.com/world/thousands-join-in-global-climate-change-marches-1#image=2

Marching for global climate change? That’s NOT going to get it done! How about we stop buying, buying and buying? How about we sink Wall Street instead of flooding it since we flood Wall Street with our consuming ways. How many Apple products would be sold if we simply stop buying them? How many ways could we stave off further damage to this planet if we simply refused to buy yet another Apple iPod touch 3rd generation, 4th generation, 5th generation so that WE as people could continue for generations instead of a goddamn iPod?

When will we cease with the hypocrisy already and get real?! By marching, you’re not doing a goddamn thing to stop global climate change. The only thing you’re doing is some feel good shit that ain’t getting it done! How many of you charged up your iPhone before heading to the global climate change march? Eh? What’s that? I fucking can’t hear you! That’s what I thought. Every goddamn one of you plugged that charger in and then the minute you could, uploaded a video of how many people attended the global climate change march and marched for not a goddamn thing because you’re ALL fucking up and causing climate change. Getting arrested ain’t how you do your part to mitigate the damage that’s been done by us to this planet. Marching through Times Square by the hundreds of thousands did what for global climate change? Not a goddamn thing.

What you need to do, you refuse to do. You can’t stop buying. And those same people that marched by the hundreds of thousands will be camping out in mall parking lots in just a couple of months in anticipation of purchasing some more earth destroying junk. Now, you see what hypocrites you all are? So stop pissing in the wind and get with the program that you’re not at all serious about combatting global climate change when the only thing that you are willing to do about it is march and ‘flood’ Wall Street with more of your dollars that enable those thugs to reward themselves with multi-million dollar bonuses for having amassed a fortune for their shareholders because you’ve got to ‘spend baby, spend’!

Again, here’s a clue! If you ain’t living in the woods and riding horseback, you’re contributing to climate change. If you’re hooked up to the grid and shopping and driving, you’re contributing to climate change. Accept it! Deal with it! And either stop doing that shit or sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up because all that marching is useless and just for show! Who the fuck you think you’re fooling? Get real!

Stained With Blood!

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Shell shocked and raw lies a country now in ruins,
made so by a lie and so now we self-destruct.
We were never a threat to you, but you bombed us all the same.
You claimed to bring us freedom but instead we got fucked!

Condemned without a trial to disease, death and destruction.
Sanctioned to our knees and brought down by western weapons
as birth defects are rampant from Baghdad to Fallujah,
and the guilty still walk free, never looked upon as felons.

We are maimed and defeated and our oil is stained with blood.
It flows into America like your rivers and your streams.
You drive over innocent bodies that were killed to give you speed.
Every time you pump that gas, may you hear the banshee’s screams!

You live your life and cut ours short and never pay the price.
While you claimed to liberate us, you entangled us in your net.
Your mission was accomplished and now you’re back again.
What more is there to take? There’s nothing left for you to get.

Oh, the empire marches on and it’s not done with us.
For the pain that you have caused, one day you too will pay.
We hear of troubles in your land, but you’ve seen nothing yet.
For every Iraqi child you killed, your prayers don’t hold no sway.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Is It Too Late? You Tell Me!

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U.S. Economy Contracted Almost 3 Percent in First Quarter

“The U.S. economy contracted much more than previously thought during the first quarter of this year, revised estimates show. Rather than the 1 percent growth the Commerce Department reported last month, gross domestic product fell by 2.9 percent, the worst performance in five years. That brings total growth down by 3 percent since the government first reported its estimates in April. There hasn’t been a larger difference between the second and third revised estimates in 38 years, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/u-s-economy-contracted-almost-3-percent-first-quarter-n140336

We ain’t doing so good! What a goddamn understatement. The American economy has ‘contracted’. Now what does that mean? It means that the American economy has shrunk, declined, dwindled, decreased, got smaller. It means that the American economy is fucked up and ain’t about to get off life support for some time to come. Actually, the plug is being pulled.

There is talk about inflation as if it hasn’t already hit. Uh…I was in the grocery store just the other day and I’ve got news for those lame ass media clowns, inflation was staring me all up in my not so astonished face. One woman told me that she had just left the meat case because she was sure that she’d need an ambulance to cart her away for having palpitations over the price of meat and she wondered just how people were feeding their families these days. Good thing some people are wondering about that because I’m sure that people who are trying to feed their families are wondering the same thing. What’s it going to be tonight? Ramen noodles AGAIN or rice. You see, the staple, peanut butter is out-priced for many. Have you seen the price of even an off-brand jar of peanut butter? It’s almost right up there with the name brand.

But then, I took a look at something else that just doesn’t add up. Take a look at this.
Updated: 06/25/2014 05:33 ET

DOW 16,867.51 +49.38
NASDAQ 4,379.76 +29.40
S&P 1,959.53 +9.55

The DOW is still at 16,000+ and yet, the economy is ‘contracting’. Inflation has reared its ugly head, food prices have skyrocketed and have you seen the price of gas recently? Why just two weeks ago, I was driven by the gas station and gas was $3.59 a gallon. That was in the morning. By evening, it was $3.69 a gallon. Today, it is $3.89 a gallon.

I did mention inflation, didn’t I? Well, what exactly IS inflation?
a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.

So, as prices increase, sort of like what has been occurring in grocery stores all across America and wages have been stagnant again, all across America, this means that there is less and less purchasing power for the goods and services that have increased in price. No wonder I’m hearing that a great many Americans are holding onto their old vehicles and are having them serviced as opposed to heading to the dealership every two years to trade the old in for the new. Is this not a clear sign that we’ve never come out of the Great DEPRESSION? The lamestream media can hype shit up until the cows come home, go back and come back home again, but the truth will come out in some instances because empty wallets don’t lie. If you ain’t got it because by the time you’ve paid the mortgage/rent, electric/gas bill, phone, cable/internet, medical bills, food, car note/insurance, gas, there is nothing left over for discretionary spending. Family movie night is most likely a finger puppet show behind a sheet. Date night is probably a bottle of Boones Farm Strawberry wine and some Whitehall imitation cheese. Now, I gotta tell you about Whitehall imitation cheese. Don’t buy it! I don’t know what the hell it is. Years ago, when I had to seriously cut corners so damn bad that 50 cent imitation cheese looked good, I bought a package of this Whitehall ‘imitation cheese’ and let me tell you, this is the only thing that could make it unscathed through a nuke attack. I microwaved the shit out of that Whitehall ‘imitation cheese’, opened the microwave door and that shit was like, “is this all you got? Bring it!” I put that goddamn shit into the conventional oven, turned that sucker up to 450 degrees and can ya believe it? Forty minutes later, that fucking shit was smiling and completely unscathed.

You see, imitation this and imitation that is where we’re headed with the ‘contraction’ of the American economy. When Wal-Mart has been pissing and moaning over its dismal sales especially over its low sales of food items, the American economy is contracting. When Target is pissing and moaning and getting rid of top executives to try and rev up its sagging sales figures, the American economy is contracting. When car dealerships all across America are over-inventoried due to Americans holding on to their cars for as long as they possibly can, the American economy is contracting. When food stamps for millions of Americans continue to be cut, the American economy is going to contract. When rents are skyrocketing all across America, the American economy is going to contract. And let me repeat this, when wages all across America, remain stagnant, the American economy is going to contract and if anybody tells you that the ‘Great Recession’ is over, you say, “Whitehall! And I ain’t buying it, motherfuckers!”

And yet, if you look toward Wall Street, you would think that all is well and cozy here in the land of the hypnotized and the afraid. Don’t buy it, it’s Whitehall! It’s smoke and mirrors. It’s an illusion, it ain’t the real deal. Quietly, all over the world, governments are working tirelessly to put paid to the American dollar and as if we don’t have it bad enough already, it’s about to get worse and how! Oh, I’m not trying to scare anyone as there are so many who are already living a ‘worse case’ scenario. It’s just that millions more will soon join them and no, I am not liking this one bit. In fact, I was watching a video just yesterday about ‘going back to the basics’, living off the land and it was real interesting and it’ll probably get more and more popular as we head deeper into uncharted territory. I would recommend that you watch some of those videos of survival in the wild or surviving on nothing or ‘survival guide for the doomed’, or something like. I hope that you’ll never need it, but just in case, it could come in handy. Ya never know!

So, to my fellow Americans, try to remember what is really important, love, life and each other. We couldn’t understand that. But understand this, we have been heading towards a collapse for some time. The safety net has been gutted and yet, the Wall Street players are like the last dancers on the Titanic, wining and dining and having a great old time before the bottom drops out, pretending that we’re not sinking, we’ve just hit a temporary glitch and all will right itself soon. No indeed, that will not be the case. This ship is going down and there are no lifeboats for the millions who will drown in the sea of abject poverty, hopelessness and despair. America has fucked up too many times and has fucked over the world’s people, including her own, too many times for the shit to not come back and bite America’s ass. Unfortunately, the innocent will go down before the guilty do. That is the way it has always been because the guilty can still pay for the illusion while the rest of us behold reality. The reality of inflation, the reality of unpaid bills, the reality of standing in long lines at the food bank, the reality of no discretionary spending, the reality of choosing food over medicine, the reality of water shut-offs like what’s happened in Detroit. Detroit is having mass shut-offs of water for people who are jobless and can’t pay the water bill. This is just the beginning. Soon, there will be mass shut-offs of electricity. What is going to happen when winter sets in? What will people do? What city is next? This is our America people and it is truly sad that this country had so much potential for so many and yet so few took from the many and we passively let them and so now we come to this, a fool’s paradise, a rich man’s dream(for now) in our America.

Is it too late? You tell me….

http://www.whitehall-specialties.com/cheese-products/cheese-types/imitation-cheese/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sought-restore-detroit-water-service-24295824

Crude Warriors!

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Warriors, once so proud, now kill innocents by remote.
There is no war that ever was a war to end all wars of note.

You’re a hypocrite born and bred and you’re filled with gratitude.
What price will you not pay just to get that precious crude?

I keep the wars away from you as you seek the pearly gates.
And you in turn enrich my coffers; over all, lust dominates.

What was theirs was mine to take with weapons so superior.
Of the people that I kill, they’re irrelevant and inferior.

Judge not the warriors job for he obtains just you what you need.
And ignore the cries of the dying, as you pay their death no heed.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

What we have here is outrageous hypocrisy. We have people who sit up in church every Sunday and yeah, get your fancy, smancy shit ready for tomorrow so that you sit up looking all smug and stupid thinking that you’re all the shit when you’re just really all about shit because how the hell are you getting to church? How are you getting back home? You people literally make me sick with your smug ass posts about what’s needed to stop the wars and the warmongers and the war machine and you act as if it’s not all about YOU! Well, it SO fucking is because every single goddamn time that you pull up to the gas pump and fill the tank, someone in a distant land who just so happens to be sitting atop some oil, dies. You fucking know it but you’re so goddamn hypocritical and ‘christian’ that you distance yourself from the knowledge. Well, here is to in YOUR face with YOUR hypocrisy! Stand in the goddamn mirror and look at that evil, distorted caricature of a supposedly inherently decent ‘human’ and most likely you think of yourself as ‘christian’ too. Well, I’ll tell you what you are, you’re a blood thirsty, filthy, depraved, corrupt shit that likes to think that you’re better than the ones you call out. You like to think that you’re better than the corrupts shits that run this shithole called America. You’re so fucking not! You’re right up there with those worthless shits because everything they do is done because you’ve just got to have CRUDE and that CRUDE does not belong to U.S. And goddamn it, we don’t care who gets destroyed just so long as we get to drive to the fucking mall and to the club and to the grocery store and to any goddamn where we want.

America has been fucking up the Middle East for how long now? Years too numerous to count! And why would that be? Eh? You don’t know? Of course you fucking know! It’s because of you, see! You’ve got to fucking drive, baby drive!!! So, shut the fuck up about some, “why are we always trying to start shit in foreign lands?” Shut the fuck up about how tired you are of what’s done in your name. ‘Cause you ain’t tired. You fucking SO ain’t tired! ‘Cause if you was, you’d of done something about it by now. So drive your goddamn ass to church tomorrow, sit and pray with your hypocritical ass covered in some silk and some more shit and pretend like you’re the greatest thing that ever lived simply because you went and typed some shit about how much you bemoan the loss of life due to some shit that’s done ’cause you can’t fucking stop driving! When you come the fuck up in here, you’re gonna get the goddamn truth. And ain’t no goddamn body asking you to like it ’cause the dead in Yemen and Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and so forth and so on, they don’t fucking like being dead ’cause you need some goddamn CRUDE, SEE!!!

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/02/28/surprising-facts-about-us-and-oil/

Let’s start with America’s oil consumption, which is 18.8 million barrels per day (MBD), according to the EIA. That usage puts the U.S. atop the list of the world’s largest oil consumers by a wide margin. Indeed, U.S. demand is more than that of the next four nations combined: Japan, Russia and rising economic powers China and India:

She Wants The Parasites OUT!

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When the earth gets to shaking, she wants the parasites out.
She’ll heave and fuck us up; she knows what she’s about.

She’s tired of our nukes and fed up with fracking shit.
We just take and take and take, never knowing when to quit.

She gets torn all to pieces as we’ve got to dig so deep.
We’ll soon be a’ wailing or be dying in our sleep.

Oh, they say this ain’t the big one; she’ll calm down for sure.
Don’t worry unless they tell you to, your fright is premature.

When you’re feeling all secure, she’s gonna send your ass to hell.
If you think that she’s not had it, when she does, it’ll be farewell.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

http://news.msn.com/us/49-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-central-idaho
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/30/earthquake-shakes-yellowstone-national-park/7082125/
http://news.msn.com/world/magnitude-73-quake-hits-near-papua-new-guinea-usgs?ocid=ansnews11
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/04/09/pre-columbian-mummies-damaged-by-major-earthquake-in-chile/
http://news.msn.com/world/strong-61-quake-shakes-nicaragua-no-major-damage?ocid=msnnws
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/12/76-magnitude-earthquake-hits-near-solomon-islands/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/29/quake-calif-la-orange/7045563/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/12/earthquake-oklahoma/7649531/

….and by all means, keep fracking(hydraulic fracturing), ’cause it’s good for the earth see!

Ohio is setting new permitting conditions in earthquake-sensitive areas and has halted drilling indefinitely at the site of the March quakes.

COLUMBUS — State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

State Oil & Gas Chief Rick Simmers told The Associated Press on Friday that a state investigation of five small tremors in the Youngstown area last month has found a probable link.

He said Ohio is setting new permitting conditions in earthquake-sensitive areas and has halted drilling indefinitely at the site of the March quakes.

Don’t stop now! Frack, baby frack!!!

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/ohio/2014/04/11/ohio-geologists-link-seismic-activity-to-fracking/7597561/

Enough With The Hypocrisy, Already!

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So, we’re dealing with climate change, are we? Yes? No? The climate change bloggers and doomsayers are out in full force with warnings of dire consequences if we don’t somehow put an end to everything that we are doing to enable climate change and get with the program that we’re all going to die if we don’t accept the fact of climate change and do something about it.

Now, with that having been said, “What do you want me to do about it?” “What do you want my neighbor to do about it?” “What are YOU doing about it besides telling me, over and over again that we need to do something about climate change?” How about you storm the corporate boardrooms of the oil companies and demand that they stop with their “drill baby, drill, already!” How about you chain yourself to a tree at a fracking site, get hauled off to jail, get bailed out and go right back out and chain yourself to another tree? Too much trouble for you? Is it more important for you to sit at a keyboard and preach to us about the horrifying shit that’s coming down the climate change pike? Eh? And by the way, what are YOU driving, climate change doomsayers? Are you flicking a whip over a horse as you drive your buggy to the grocery store? Are you hand cranking your computer because you’re off the grid? How are you heating your home? How are you cooling your home? Are you about to spontaneously combust because you have been holding in your farts for years? Have you sold your house and built a lean-to in the forest because if not, then you are contributing to climate change to an extreme degree(no pun intended), you know, that which you’re going on and on and on about? So I guess you’re not leaving a carbon footprint? No? Yes? Indeed you are! And don’t get all holier-than-thou and say, “Well, somebody’s got to man the store and let you guys know that we’re in for some serious shit. We get it! The oceans are rising. The earth’s people are in deep poo poo. And? What? How much have you changed what YOU are doing?

Here’s an idea. Gather your forces together and storm British Petroleum, Exxon Mobile, Saudi Aramco, National Iranian Oil Co., PetroChina and Royal Dutch Shell among many others that are into both natural gas and oil and don’t forget the fracking industry. Climate change doomsayers, you really need to get off your duff and get cracking ‘cause according to you guys, we ain’t got a lot of time. So, make like Superman, Wonder Woman, Bat Man, Spiderman and go out there and get those oil company executives in line with the understanding that we are all doomed if they don’t reconsider and realize that their greed and our lust for oil and gas and electricity and fast cars and SUVs and all things electronic is just gonna get us into some serious trouble. We’re all fucking hypocrites and the climate change ship has sailed. It has sailed because if you think for one damn minute that some greedy ass oil barons are going to fuck up their bottom line by listening to some hypocrites who are themselves, contributing to climate change, then you all need your head examined and you need to take a look in the mirror and repeat after me, “I am a goddamn hypocrite because I want everyone to stop driving, get off the grid, live in the woods and go back to the basics before it’s too late, but I need to continue driving, stay on the grid, live in my house with all of my creature comforts so that I can continue to tell you guys how fucked you’re all going to be if you don’t DO something about climate change.” There, now that’s telling us!

Get out there and start practicing what you preach and you can’t hardly do that while still pumping gas into your vehicle. You can’t hardly do that while still connected to the grid. You can’t hardly do that if you intend to survive next winter by turning the thermostat up. You can’t hardly do that while cranking the AC up. You can’t hardly do that because you’re a hypocrite. So, I suggest that you sit back, smoke a blunt, if that’s your thing and if not, try a nice chilled glass of wine. And don’t forget, scotch and soda is great on the rocks and you need that icemaker to get that done and to get that done, you’ve got to stay ON the grid, hypocrite! You either go all gung ho about this climate change shit or you just keep pissing in the wind.

“Bombs Bursting In Air!”

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The air strikes in Syria are soon to commence.
People of Syria, do not take offense.

We are striking to save you; you will thank us one day.
That pipeline you’re building, there’ll be some delay.

Israel is our friend, so please understand.
We’re like lovers on a beach; walking hand in hand.

Those chemical weapons that were used on you,
were made by us and we’ve used them too.

We really don’t care that you’ve suffered so much.
The Israeli’s are rich, their wealth you can’t touch.

We will defend their right to exist.
For your sake, fight the urge to resist.

When we bomb you, Iran is next.
With both destroyed, we’ll feather our nest.

It is written in stone, the dye is cast.
The first bomb will strike; it will not be the last.

“And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,”
“will give proof through the night that ‘your’ flag won’t be there.”

“O say does your star-spangled banner yet wave,”
“O’er the bombing of your land, and the homes you can’t save?”

I would like to take this opportunity to say that I am totally AGAINST the bombing of Syria. I have made that quite clear to those who claim to ‘represent’ me. They do not listen to us. This war that is soon to be fought against Syria will not stop with Syria, it will continue as there will be yet another excuse to war with Iran and who knows what country will be next. All that I can say to the countries in the Middle East that are on our ‘war’ list, you have my deepest and sincere sympathy, for all its worth. There are millions of us who are against this and we would stop it if we could. But we are as powerless as you are to stop it.

We claim to be a ‘Christian’ nation and yet this ‘Christian’ nation was founded on war and has been at war of some sort ever since. We will not stop. We shall not stop. We are war mongers. We are not saviors. We are destroyers. We are the hypocrites that are spoken of by Jesus in the Bible. We are not the ‘Christians’ who followed Jesus. We follow the almighty, that is true, but we follow the almighty dollar. We never send aid unless we will get something in return. We always have an agenda. As I’ve said in my poem, “We Are The Terrorists,” ‘where ever we have gone, the people always lose, there is something that they have, there is something we can use’. Once again, we are NOT humanitarians so please do not ever ask help from the U.S. as you will only die and regret it!

With a heavy heart,
Shelby I. Courtland