World population today Mon Jun 26 at 00:01 this a.m. in California:
7 billion 768 million 830 thousand, 014

well past the "tipping point" and still exploding

    Any date : A  never-ending cover-up  by media loyal to their rich, GROWTH loving owners may fool you, but the results of human OVERPOPULATION, obviously including OVERGROWTH of human habitat, human business, and human dependence on mostly unnecessary and often toxic technology aren't just climatic irregularity (which IS just one SYMPTOM of TOXIC   OVERGROWTH - starting with human population overgrowth);   the eco-system we can't live without is NOW collapsing under the weight of humanity and its encampment.
   But - since continued profit flow depends on continued GROWTH and the rich insiders who run the world don't want you to think about stopping GROWTH, no matter what it does to the world we live in, nothing effective is being done about it and no supposed leader or presidential pretender has the wit or courage to talk about it.
   We're NOW adding more than 211 humans a minute, well over 307,000 a day, a million water, energy, fish, forest, space & everything-else consumers every three days, and growing by OVER a billion a decade toward 8 billion BY 2020, because, in spite of the metaphysical fantasies of a few incompetent "scientists" about irrelevantly slowing PERCENTAGE growth RATES,   real-world population NUMBERS* (obviously still growing larger from an ever-growing BASE) are growing faster, as are the consequences. -Glen Roberts
   Estimates here of how much birth rates exceed death rates are from the U. of North Carolina's World Population Clock.


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Unspinning Official Stories
-by Glen Roberts

   10 Jun 2016:   "Will you play upon this pipe?" Hamlet asked the American media - I mean Guildenstern. "Look...here are the stops."
   But his supposed friend, whom he suspected of conning him for the rich American insiders - I mean the king of Denmark - said he couldn't manage the stops. "I have not the skill."
   And Hamlet said, "You would seem to know my stops...do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?"
   The allusion isn't perfect. The embedded media do pretend to be the voters' friends rather than pipers calling their tunes, but the voters are easier to fool than Hamlet, and the media do know their stops and do play them well, like a gallery of flutes.
   So the song both the media and the suckers are still singing about Barack Obama, even though he gave us nothing but overpriced insurance and only called it health care, even though he's  continued

Using 20/20 Brain Vision
-by Glen Roberts

   What's 20/20 brain vision? An essential trait for honest truth seekers, which some people have and use or try to use and others at least don't use. I don't mean "common sense," since, without some kind of brain cataract surgery (this site, maybe), its use is not only not common, most common humans seem to be avoiding it. I'm a compulsive truth teller not a crusader seeking allies, so I won't be diplomatic about this.
   I think 20/20 brain vision is just the rare but normal capacity of a properly functioning brain, maybe all I've got, but which (with my mastery of English and all my real-world experience, travel and social, political, economic, ecological, and philosophical study and involvement) enables me to define and connect (NOT all but) an effective set of key concepts that all realists should (but may not) understand.
   Do you actively have or are you just suppressing your own 20/20 brain vision? If you SEE the most basic truth, that what is is and what is not is not, maybe. But if you can't tell the concepts what is and what seems to be and blind faith apart, maybe not. Test yourself by carefully reading the definitions and notes) below and also my New Rap Poems and Other Honest Outbursts.

To Uncover Reality Instead

Any American can go to Cuba
as his own reporter

  10 Mar 2016:   On his very late first visit to Cuba next week, Barack Obama will pretend to start letting more Americans go there, but lots of Americans smarter than him have already gone.
   This CORRECT explanation of the crookedly contrived (and much ignored) law illegally restricting Americans' right to travel to Cuba, first posted here 12 years ago (in 2004), NOW, coincidentally, also unscrambles misinformation U.S. media are drumming in connection with Obama's visit and have been drumming at you since Dec 2014 to conveniently but falsely support their new pose as authorities on a place they've so completely covered up for 50 years that they know little about it that they haven't incestuously learned from themselves.   -Glen Roberts (Jan 2015)

Most Cubans choose socialism

    On a 6-week 2002 tour of Cuba, I surveyed 100 random Cubans about a petition reportedly signed by 98% of eligible voters to lock socialism into their constitution after George Bush accused Cuba of bio-terrorism involvement and Jimmy Carter refuted the lie from Cuba but also urged Cubans to "reform" their system.   Survey Intro, Interviews 1-17 Havana, 18-48 Baracoa, 49-73 on the road, 74-89 Cienfuegos, 90-100 Havana.

"Cuban Notebooks" -by Glen Roberts

Begun on-line in 2004 during my 5th trip to Cuba, this slowly composed E-book was meant to be finished during an 8th trip I haven't made YET, so it's still a bit scrambled, but you can read any posted chapter just by clicking the chapter number below. Foreword One Two Three Four
Five
Six Seven Eight Nine Ten
Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen


Cuban high school students pack the gazebo at Parque Marti in Cienfuegos


NEW RAP POEMS AND OTHER HONEST OUTBURSTS

UNSPINNING OFFICIAL STORIES
To read all Unspinning Official Stories posts since 2008 - pick a year:
2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA:
For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba - CLICK

JUNE 2014: 10 DISHONEST OFFICIAL STORIES so absurd that only a public eager to be fooled could believe them. Note: this page is under construction - CLICK

REVISED FEB. 2014: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK

JAN. 2008: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO 2008: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK

2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007 - CLICK

2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO - CLICK

THREE APRIL 2005 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
    Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana - CLICK
    Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos - CLICK
    Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana - CLICK.

2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA:
In the summer and fall of '04, already familiar with Mexico and Central America and, to some extent, with Cuba, I toured eight South American countries, to more effectively continue comparing what American media were then calling the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, which those same not-very-free media always dutifully called "the only country in the hemisphere still not free." Since then, in a story blacked out for Americans by their not-very-free media, most of those countries, refusing to go on being arm-twisted by the US into censuring Cuba, are now beginning to follow Cuba's lead away from the US business-oriented government model toward "socially oriented" government. But in 2004, I learned more certainly what I already knew, that it should have been Cuba censuring the countries I was visiting, since, in 2004 (though, thanks initially to Hugo Chavez, things are now slowly changing), only Cuba was free then of the oppressive attributes I found everywhere else in Latin America.
    From Maracaibo - CLICK
    From the Andes - CLICK
    From the Cone" (includes South America Summary)M- CLICK.




Definitions and explanations of terms and concepts
 

Notes To Nowhere, No One, No Avail
(Dedicated ultimately to the illiterate flames of some random dump)

LINKS:

Current, relevant daily & weekly reports easily accessed
through a tightly focused selection of reliable news links

Circles Robinson Online
Havana Times.org
Narco News Bulletin
The National Cuban Organization:
JAMMIN' WITH G.A.
Green Left Weekly
ACN Cuban News Agency
Venezuelanalysis.com
Granma
Trabajadores
Latin American Newspapers
www.chavezcode.com

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