Category Archives: Positive Changes That Are Occuring

In 2017, seagrass coverage in the Chesapeake expanded for the third consecutive year and surpassed 100,000 acres for the first time.

     

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.” George Orwell, from “1984”, 1949       April 5, 2016 – Global scallop supply limited in 2016, but… Read more »

“The origin of the killer frog fungus is a mystery, but scientists are up in arms to fight it.” – “Sea star wasting disease is still a mystery, but CSUF researchers are on the case.”

     

‘Come, Watson, come!’ he cried. ‘The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!’ Sherlock Holmes from “The Adventure of the Abbey Grange”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1904         July 28, 2014 – Mysterious Fungus Threatens Frogs September 10, 2016 – The origin of the… Read more »

Global alcohol consumption was down again in 2017 for the second consecutive year, and at a rate more than double the decline seen in 2016.

     

“You know my methods. Apply them.”  Sherlock Holmes, from “The Sign of the Four“, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890         January 30, 2014 – Russia’s Love Affair With Vodka Lures Many To An Early Grave  May 13, 2015 – Russia is quite literally drinking itself to death June… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including the bees and the sea lions.

     

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.” George Orwell, from “1984”, 1949               January 7, 2018 – “This is not… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including plummeting crime rates.

     

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” George Orwell, from “1984”, 1949.       Tout: to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively. To attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.     April 1, 2018 – CPD releases March crime… Read more »

April, 2018 – “It’s the coldest and snowiest April on record near the Great Lakes, and residents are fuming.”

     

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” George Orwell, from “1984”, 1949           It’s April 2018, and the Great Artificial Drought has been broken by the slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive Orgonite devices in the vicinity of the weather… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including vinyl and flip phones.

     

“Totalitarianism, however, does not so much promise an age of faith as an age of schizophrenia. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no… Read more »