Summer wildfires ignited in areas close to the vast Siberian
lake at the height of the vacation season, causing breathing
problems in some areas. Campers reported their tents and
cars caked in ashes from the huge fires.
Some 45 people were evacuated from the Baikal shore on
Monday, and there are fears of dangers to people from bears
fleeing the smoke towards the lake shore.
reported: 'When we swam
in Baikal on Saturday, we
were all covered in ashes.
Ash was floating in the
water and on the water. In
the morning we woke up,
all the cars and tents were
covered with ash too.'
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years, and have progressed like this:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.
Sir Alex Fraser Tyler: (1742-1813)
Scottish jurist and historian.
The US is now an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery getting anyone elected. This is a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.