Posted 1 year ago on July 25, 2020, 11:42 a.m. EST by grapes
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Redfuckgina was stealing timber from Russia so Russia monitored my peeping around, regarding climate change, in Siberia--Americans generally don't want to haul all that faraway heavy timber to continental U.S. in North America as we have already bought Alaska from Russia as "Seward's Icebox," and our lower-48 states' timber is available and more easily accessible to our population centers.
I prefer to eat Alaska wild-caught salmon and also leave some for posterity rather than have more copper and gold mining there which will end once the ores are gone and the streams have been polluted. Colorado still has many closed mines and tailing piles from many decades or a century ago--no one had cleaned them up so they just leached and leach next to lonely 1918-1919 ¿flu-pandemic-deaths'? graveyards on windswept mountaintop.
Pigsty built high-up next to a stream makes no sense except for the greedy rutting hogs. Redfuckgina will probably dump the copper plumbing of their ghost cities on the market as copper is far more valuable than the timber stolen from Russia's largely unguarded Siberia. The ghost cities will become abandoned by the owners as the Collapse happens because Demographics points towards Destiny, aside from any large-scale immigration but that may doom the culture. Any owner who can't afford to live now in their real estate in ghost cities will unlikely be able to live there once they have retired with often-diminished incomes. Redfuckgina's demographics points towards a huge cohort of retirees forming soon so its economy will undoubtedly shrink. Its Lukewarm War against its largest customer, the U.S.A., can only accelerate the shrinkage rate.
As for gold, I don't consider it real wealth by moving it from a hole in the earth to a fancier hole in a different place in the earth. If it were real wealth, Mexico would be far wealthier than the U.S.A. It had gold, silver, precious stones, etc. The U.S. had a lot of topsoil and dirt in a temperate climate and that was the real wealth, if provided with human toil. The U.S. has no gold, no silver, etc. east of the Mississippi River, and a little bit of diamond in Arkansas. Then there was gold discovered in California and it attracted the westward expansion of the U.S. population. Still there is much wilderness ( some with lots of trees such as in the Pacific Northwest,) in the West between the two coasts.