Mega Engineering and the Economy

It appears that Washington DC is waiting for a new Dust Bowl style event before pushing for mass scale infrastructure projects. Annually increasing water shortages in the southwest, flooding, and tornadoes remain an abstraction to these congress critter geriatrics. They forget that the only thing keeping our economy still functioning (in the face of mass scale looting, funding cuts, and inflationary policies) is the 1930s-1960s era dams, levees, bridges, etc. Would we consider a country like Saudi Arabia to have any economy without its irrigation, its water infrastructure, and its highways? Without constant and often accelerating human effort, the desert would reclaim the whole country. It is the same everywhere. If the current socioeconomic system doesn’t quickly roll back and increasingly dominate the environment where the homo sapien dwells, then the socioeconomic system must be thrown into the dustbin of history.

United States still has a major trick up its sleeve, namely the most massive military industrial complex in the world. This enormous job creation behemoth has done a good job at keeping many domestic high tech factories, research labs, and assembly lines running. As I have written, rather than rapidly dismantling the military-industrial complex as many now want, we need to rapidly transform it to serve in the name of infrastructuralism, of physical nation building right here in North America. National guard and army corps of engineers are already often providing relief efforts during natural emergencies (inadvertently created by neoliberal “economic theorists”.) We need to utilize the industrial capacity of the military to begin to mass manufacture tools, equipment, and advanced machinery needed to start reclaiming territory from mother nature and to fortify existing human habitats.

We should remember that FDR asked for emergency powers to begin putting large amounts of humans on the offensive against the elements. Quickly arranged industrial armies began to pro-actively open up entire regions to human settlement and development. In the process, a superpower economy was created. Modern technology and macro engineering allows us to make the efforts made in 1930s look like a beaver dam. iPads and social networking start ups on the other hand are a pleasant superficial distraction, not the basis of building tangible human power.

The future US president (or presidents depending on the country splitting or not due to living through a form of debt default) must put to use the technological knowhow accumulated from trillions of dollars spent on “defense”/empire. They must do so quickly to co-opt brain drain abroad and to prevent former defense contractor blue collars losing managerial skills.

We understand that mass amounts of energy will be required for this type of national rebirth. Energy difficulties and shortages will continue in the short term even if the government takes the necessary steps to nationalize key strategic industries (agriculture, mining, energy, transport, middlemen distributors like Wall-Mart, etc). Such nationalizations will make it easier to begin efforts to mass produce hundreds of small fission reactors which will be vital to the infrastructuralist thrust of the future. At the very least, the factories that assemble military vehicles should begin to work in concert with “government motors” (hur hur hur) to mass produce electric vehicles to be used in strategic sector logistics.

It is not enough to simply prevent a humanitarian catastrophe born out of higher prices for energy, inflation related loss of savings, and tinpot dictator wannabes like Scott Walker. It is not enough to prevent a scenario of millions of internally displaced people once gas goes over $200 a barrel, something that may occur even if food is distributed for free to all (since millions would need to drive to food distribution points, something harder to do with rationed gas).

A “reach for the stars” inspirational goal should be provided by a forward looking faction of the ruling elites to galvanize, focus, and concentrate efforts. Macro engineering provides such a vision. Chinese have already began a long term multi-generational effort to reclaim the deserts for human settlement. The final product will make the Three Gorge Dam look like a footstool in terms of human advancement. Both Russians and Americans have very similar continental scale irrigation projects already planned out and ready to go. Not only will efforts like American NAWAPA and Russian Northern River Reversal create dozens of millions of jobs and build powerful economies of the future, but they will greatly reduce this shameful bullying by nature. Humans will stand on their two feet again instead of cowering like rats before the elements.

It appears that millions of young nihilistic Americans are willing to do hard labor for basically free to “find themselves” and escape the humiliating and meaningless service sector drudgery of the dying capitalist world. Lets give these humans a rallying cry, something like “Screw the Cubicle!”. I guarantee millions of volunteers would be found (plus there’d be lifetime stipend of food/shelter and retirement at 40). Once the economic crisis enters terminal velocity, real national or subnational leaders will emerge (who cant even be compared to the current mass murderer in chief).

Nevada desert can be turned into a lush forest and/or farmland. It is only a matter of exponential construction of fission/fusion/solar power sources and technology already in existence. If that is not inspirational, nothing is. Sahara and Gobi deserts are to follow.

“But.. but.. Colonizing the Western hemisphere is too expensive!! Colonizing Siberia is too expensive!! Erie canal is too expensive!! Suez and Panama canals are too expensive! Transcontinental and TransSiberian railroads are too expensive! Hoover dam is too expensive!! Man on the moon is too expensive! We want to live in cheap mud huts! Public education for all is too.. blah blah blah”

Such luddite human traitors always get silenced when their children are enjoying a brand new civilization (that grew out of seeds that turned out to be relatively cheap in the long term).

5 Simple Affiliate Business Internet Marketing Online Promotion Techniques

Affiliate marketing allures numerous people on a regular basis as it is the easiest way to earn money! But, you have to be a master at online promotions to generate web traffic and drive up your sales. If locating the right market is the engine of online business then generating traffic is its fuel. If you cannot generate traffic to market your product, and then be assured that even if it is the best product across the globe, it wouldn’t make sales. To increase your sales, it is important that you have effective affiliate business internet marketing online promotion techniques. Below are 5 techniques that you can use to increase your web traffic.

The first technique affiliate business internet marketing online promotion is e-mail marketing. It is still known to be the best way to promote your product. There is a saying “money is in your list”. You can easily build your list of subscribers, who would be interested in your product with the help of a splash page. A splash page is made to capture the name and email address of the visitors of your website.

Another popular method of affiliate marketing is through the online promotion. Whatever you do, remember not to spam the forum. Register on the forum as a member and you will find a signature box, you can put your affiliate link in the signature box. Post your valuable comments on the forum and get into discussions. At the end of every post, your affiliate link will appear. Find a forum that suits your product and where you can promote your product.

The most conventional method of increasing web traffic is through article marketing. This is a sure shot way to generate free web traffic. To attain success in article marketing, you have to write keyword rich articles or the review of your product. The content and keyword must be rich. You can submit these articles for free in various article directories. There you will find a resource box for the author; here you can submit your affiliate link and invite people to visit your website.

A powerful method of affiliate business internet marketing online promotion is pay per click advertising. If you desire a target specific traffic for your website then this form of online promotion must not be neglected. In this form of advertising, you would only be charged if a person clicks on the link in the advertisement. Google AdWords is the biggest pay per click ad campaign in the market today and is definitely a good way to promote the affiliate link.

Blogging is a concept which has become a serious rage these days. If you want to promote your affiliate link for free then blogging is the way to go! The advantage of blogs is that they are user friendly and also search engine friendly! You can write interesting articles about the advantages of using your product, on the blog. But, you will have to give your affiliate link from time to time. You can promote your blog with the other bloggers around you by placing comments. At the end of each comment, just give a back link of your blog.

How to Get Organized in the Car – Organization Tips For Safety and Convenience

How to get organized in the car is a challenge facing all families who own one.  In order to have pleasant trips whether they are long or short, some planning and forethought is required. 

It is also necessary to set some priorities and pay attention first to those things that are the most important such as the safety of the people who are in the car.

The most important planning tasks then for how to get organized in your car requires paying attention to basic safety and that means using the proper restraints.

  • Make sure that you have child car seats that are age and weight appropriate for the child that uses it.
  • Child car seats should be fastened safely into the car following manufacturer’s directions.
  • Children should always be in their child car seats when traveling in the car – no exceptions.
  • Adult passengers should be safely buckled in for the trip no matter how short.

With everyone fastened in they will not become a human projectile in the event of a sudden stop or collision.

However, anything else in your car that is not fastened down will become a projectile if the car stops suddenly. Even a small object flying around in your car can be lethal if it hits someone in the head so make sure that there is nothing in your car that is not fastened down.

In other words store your junk in the trunk!  If you do not have a trunk, there are commercial car organizer products available that can be safely fastened into the back of the SUV or hatchback.  They will keep all the sports equipment, CD’s, diaper wipes, paper towels and other items safely contained in the back of the car.

Here are more car organization tips for your automobile safety and convenience:

  1. Make sure you have a first aid kit. It should contain the usual assortment of gauzes, tape and bandages. Getting organized for health and safety in the car also means including some medication such as over the counter pain relievers and antihistamines. If any one in the family is on regular medication a small supply of personal medication is also recommended but be sure to replace it often as medications can deteriorate in quality in the extreme temperature variations in a car.
  2. Keep a supply of pre-moistened hand wipes in the car. While antibacterial  hand wipes are not usually recommended for common use,  in this application they are the best. You just never know when you are going to be using a public washroom or roadside “facilities” and there is no sink or no soap. They also come in handy for making sure the kids get washed up before snacks in the car (or even washing up afterward!).
  3. Keep a roll of paper towels in the car.  You just know somebody is going to spill something at some time.  They come in handy if someone has a nosebleed or even if you or someone else has to change a tire.
  4. Keep your documents organized. You will want the auto club phone number, owner’s manual, registration, license and insurance information to be easily found when you are stressed. You just know that you are going to need them when you are not thinking straight such as when the police officer says “Vehicle and license registration please.”  Getting organized in the car means knowing where you put it so you can find it fast.
  5. Make sure you keep a flashlight in the car. It is also highly probable that you will get that flat tire or dead battery when it is dark so make sure you have a flashlight so you can actually read the phone number of the auto club!  A hand cranked model is best so you will never be frustrated by dead batteries.
  6. If you have a baby make sure you have extra diapers and diaper wipes. If you have ever had to wait for 3 hours in a traffic jam when a bridge was closed you will know that having extra diapers is essential!

Getting organized in the car doesn’t have to be mysterious.  Think first about safety.  Then when you think about how to get organized anticipate what might happen and plan as if those events were going to be a certainty.