Did We Somehow Miss It When the Apocalypse Happened?
Did We Somehow Miss It When the Apocalypse Happened? by Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper
Maybe we’re already living in a post-apocalyptic society and we just missed the actual apocalypse part. I’m not sure how that could happen because we of the tinfoil crowd are always looking for signs of the crash. However, this week, the stories point toward a world with ever-increasing desperation, brutality, and nihilism.
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Mad Max-style heists are spreading
Earlier in the week, I posted a video about a motorcycle gang chasing down a truck full of sugar in Venezuela and stopping it by lobbing grenades at it. As it turns out, that isn’t the only place south of the border with shades of Mad Max.
Zero Hedge reports on a new trend in Mexico:
…Illegally tapping into pipelines and stealing gas from Mexico’s state-owned oil company has morphed into a very well organized criminal enterprise, run by well-armed regional cartels and supported by distribution on a commercial scale to factories and petrol stations…
…Pemex workers and local villagers paint a surreal scene of the carnage left in the wake of this relatively nascent criminal enterprise which includes 1,000’s of abandoned “Max Max-style” vehicles and gasoline literally flooding entire fields after pipeline taps are drilled and then simply abandoned once tanks have been filled. (source)
And speaking of the brutal devolution of civilization…
Then you have the scene in the UK this week, with a couple of guys on a moped whipping around London and flinging acid in the faces of 5 people who were just going about their business. Two boys, ages 15 and 16, have been arrested for the spree of attacks. According to one article, while this was the worst series of attacks, acid attacks in Great Britain have been becoming more and more common.
The BBC says that in 2016-17, 208 attacks “using a corrosive substance” have occurred:
- 38 of these caused serious injuries
- 1 was fatal
- 118 robberies were committed by criminals armed with acid
- 10 of these left victims with serious injuries
- 2 acid attacks were sexual in nature, including 1 rape
The people carrying out these attacks are willing to cause excruciating agony and life-altering, debilitating injuries, in many cases to complete strangers. What does this say about their mental states? And what does it say about society that this has become widespread?
Japan wants to dump a bunch of radioactive waste in the ocean.
The Fukushima disaster of 2011 is far from over. Now, Tepco, which is charged with decommissioning the nuclear power plant that overheated after the biggest earthquake to ever hit Japan sent a tsunami barreling into it, has come up with the “perfect” solution for all that nuclear waste.
First, let’s backtrack. 300 tonnes of nuclear waste has been “leaking” into the ocean every day and Tepco tried to cover this up. Now, they just want to say, “to heck with dribbling it out, let’s dump it ALL into the ocean.” They say that it will be safe to dump 770,000 tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific because it will be immediately diluted by the massive size of the ocean.
Oh, and it’s not open to discussion.
Takashi Kawamura, chairman of TEPCO, told local media “The decision has already been made.” (source)
Not only will this devastate the fishing industry that was just beginning to revive off the coast of Japan (ummm, not in a million years would I eat fish from there anway, but some people don’t mind it) but doesn’t it seem like this would affect every Pacific Coast? Let me refresh your memory with some data about the radioactive effects on the US back when the event originally occurred:
The radiation reached the shores of North America. Water samples from across the continent have tested positive for unsafe levels of radioactivity. The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as maximum contaminant levels, or MCL, by as much as 181 times. This means that the complete ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean is now poisoned with radiation and we aren’t being warned.Samples of milk taken across the United States showed radiation at levels 2000 percent higher than EPA maximums. The reason that milk is so significant is that it is representative of the entire food supply. Cows eat grass and grain, which are exposed to the same elements of our own crops and water supplies. So when their milk begins to display high levels of radiation, it is an indication of the radioactive contamination of the entire American food supply.
The FDA and the EPA, instead of refusing to prohibit the sale of tainted foods and mandatory testing of foods produced and harvested from the Pacific Coast, simply raised the “acceptable levels” of radioactive material in foods.
Look for these levels to spike yet again and for another one of those creepy marine life die-offs if this horrible idea is brought to fruition.
This Week in Preparedness…
This week, I would like you to consider that the anger and desperation seem to be building across the globe. It’s bound to peak. I don’t know where or how this will happen, of course, but I urge you to focus on these things: