“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”

“You are a slow learner, Winston.”

“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”

“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

George Orwell, from “1984”

 

 

 

March 3, 2017 – Maine Fishermen Set Lobster Record for Seventh Straight Year

The Maine lobster industry is bigger and more lucrative than ever, with fishermen landing more than 130 million pounds of lobster valued at $533.1 million in 2016.

That is a record for both landings and industry value

 

October 12, 2017 – Maine’s 2017 lobster harvest is on pace to hit its lowest value this decade, due to an unfavorable combination of a dwindling catch and falling prices, according to lobster industry officials.

Scientists are not sure why lobstermen seem to be catching fewer lobster than they did last year, when the statewide catch hit a record of 130 million

 

 

 

 

 

The words “mystery“, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. One of those variants is “unsure“.

That’s why one of the quotes up above says “Scientists are not sure why lobstermen seem to be catching fewer lobster than they did last year.” In addition to the use of the meme, the word “seem” is the other tell that they’re lying through their teeth.

Prices drop when demand decreases or supply increases, or both.

That’s why a story I’ve appended below, from April, 2016 is headlined “More Florida Lobster Caught This Season – Prices Down

The article goes on to say that “The commercial harvest of the Florida Keys’ most lucrative sea creature Florida Lobster was up this year, but the price fishermen were paid was way down, they said. The recreational and commercial harvest of spiny lobster will close at midnight Thursday, March 31. The commercial harvest is expected to be about 5.9 million pounds, up about 500,000 pounds from last season, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fisheries biologist Tom Matthews.”

They used the general term “more” in the headline, and followed with the also-general “up” in the body, prior to giving you the specific numbers. You may recall that generality is a hallmark of propaganda.

And did you notice that they gave you the numbers, but carefully withheld the percentage increase between the two, as providing it would have been much more impactful, and go seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all? That’s why I had to do the math. 5.4 million to 5.9 million pounds is 9% higher than the previous year.

The article goes on to say that Fishermen also speculated that the Chinese buyers have begun to work more closely with American fish house owners to control prices.”

That’s a baldfaced lie, a ruse…it’s “fake news”. Which is why the “Fishermen” who did the speculating are unnamed. No, the sneaky Chinese didn’t drive down the price, as alleged, but rather the 9% increase in lobsters harvested did so.

They gave you a baseless statement from an unnamed person and withheld the actual numbers, and are hoping you’re going to believe them.

Prices drop when demand decreases or supply increases, or both. That’s why another story below, from October of 2017, is headlined “Maine’s 2017 lobster harvest is on pace to hit its lowest value this decade, due to an unfavorable combination of a dwindling catch and falling prices.”

Saying “dropping supply is leading to lower prices” is pathologically insane. Just as saying “prices are down because of falling prices” is, wait for it, also pathologically insane. But these are the sorts of people we are dealing with, I’m afraid, and, yes, they think you are that stupid.

And, if “dwindling catch” is, indeed, a driver of low prices, as alleged, how can a story from just three months earlier read “Maine’s lobster business is booming despite record catches”? And another from May “Maine Is Drowning in Lobsters”?

Business is booming despite record catches because they’re making it up in volume. Because the reviving, booming, burgeoning ocean floor is literally crawling with lobsters. More of them than anyone alive has ever seen.

It’s just that the programming surrounding this subject is so dense that you’ve been successfully conditioned to not believe it. As if “belief” were involved, here, in any way whatsoever.

To maintain current programming levels, narrow eyes and affirm bitterly “yeah, but that’s just a boom-bust cycle driven by Climate Change“, then shake a tattered voodoo doll and dance about.

“Dwindling catch” is not a driver, but rather a baldfaced lie, a ruse…it’s “fake news”. And the suggestion itself is bizarre, in that dropping supply raises prices, as opposed to dropping them.

Only a sociopath would try to an advance an agenda with a brazen lie supporting a completely false premise. Especially in the face of headlines like “Maine Fishermen Set Lobster Record for Seventh Straight Year”, from March, 2017.

In 2010 – now almost a decade ago – they said the value of the catch continued to plunge “amid the sour global economy.” They were hoping you would forget, and that I wouldn’t bring it up.

Say what you will about them, there’s no quit in these guys. But the The greatest news of all is that their continuous and ongoing use of these sorts of tactics is not going to stop, or even remotely slow their imminent demise.

Please consider sending them highest love energy as you read this.

Nor are such tactics going to stop, or even remotely slow the great, epochal positive changes that are underway at every level of our reality.

 

 

 

March 2, 2010 – PORTLAND, Maine — Maine lobster harvest sets record – New Haven RegisterState lobstermen had a record harvest in 2009, but the value of the catch continued to plunge amid the sour global economy.

 

April, 2016 – More Florida Lobster Caught This Season – Prices Down

The commercial harvest of the Florida Keys’ most lucrative sea creature Florida Lobster was up this year, but the price fishermen were paid was way down, they said. The recreational and commercial harvest of spiny lobster will close at midnight Thursday, March 31. The commercial harvest is expected to be about 5.9 million pounds, up about 500,000 pounds from last season, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fisheries biologist Tom Matthews

Fishermen also speculated that the Chinese buyers have begun to work more closely with American fish house owners to control prices. The

 

March 3, 2017 – Maine Fishermen Set Lobster Record for Seventh Straight Year

The Maine lobster industry is bigger and more lucrative than ever, with fishermen landing more than 130 million pounds of lobster valued at $533.1 million in 2016.

That is a record for both landings and industry value

 

April 19, 2017 – Chesapeake Bay – Number of Spawning-Age Female Crabs up 31 Percent to Historic High.

 

July 18, 2017 – Maine’s lobster business is booming despite record catches

Maine lobster catch on track to hit lowest value this decade

 

August 30, 2017 – Fla. stone crab harvest strong again this year | National Fisherman

The landings have recovered from their historically low levels of the 2013-14 season” (with 1.98 million pounds claw weight landed).

It was a better than average season on my boats,” said Jim Hanson, who operates out of Little Torch Key, Fla. “But the price was lower.”

 

October 10, 2017 – Stone crab season could be off to slow start | Bradenton Herald

 

October 10, 2017 – After Irma: Storms leave lobsters, stone crab seasons underwater

 

October 12, 2017 – Will Hurricane Irma drive up stone crab prices this season?

 

October 12, 2017 – Maine’s 2017 lobster harvest is on pace to hit its lowest value this decade, due to an unfavorable combination of a dwindling catch and falling prices, according to lobster industry officials.

Scientists are not sure why lobstermen seem to be catching fewer lobster than they did last year, when the statewide catch hit a record of 130 million

 

October 15, 2017 – Stone crab season off to solid start in Southwest Florida

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