The continual destruction of Western culture by a barbaric, primitive, and uneducated people is sad enough. Knowing that the people continue to vote for leaders whose policies advocate their own destruction, such as France, is stupefying
Hate is too great a burden to bear
Martin Luther King
The giving of love is a real privilege, and profoundly missed when withdrawn.
Donald Trump is impulsive, and ignorant, and apparently beyond the reach of any control, even his own
Washington’s landbridge to Central Asia has been split in two, and the plan to control vital pipeline corridors from Qatar to the EU is no longer viable. Russia has stopped Washington dead-in-its tracks and Washington is furious
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudice
I wrote the biography of Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.
The Trump I first met in 1985 had lived nearly all his life in survival mode. His development essentially ended in early childhood. His aim is never accuracy; it’s domination. He reacts rather than reflects, and damn the consequences. This is what makes his access to the nuclear codes so dangerous and frightening.
We currently are in the most dangerous situation of my lifetime, and there is ZERO AWARENESS AND NO DISCUSSION !
Are You Ready to Die?
Surely not even insouciant Americans are so stupid as to think that Russia and China will just sit there and wait for Washington’s nuclear attack. I lived through every stage of the Cold War. I participated in it. Never in my life have I experienced the situation where two nuclear powers were convinced that the third was going to surprise them with a nuclear attack. The Press has not mentioned any of this.
The US government’s plan to conquer Russia is based upon the belief that “Russia has approximately 3,500 strategic nuclear warheads today, but if the US struck before Russian forces were alerted, Russia would be lucky if a half-dozen warheads survived.” America’s strategy, ever since 1990, has been to strip Russia of allies and friends — to leave Russia increasingly isolated and surrounded by enemies.
There is SO much redundancy and security built into the Russian and American strategic nuclear forces that a disarming first strike is all but impossible, even if we make the most unlikely and far-fetched assumptions giving one side all the advantages and the other all the disadvantages. Both the US and Russia have run hundreds and even thousands of very advanced simulations of nuclear exchanges, spending countless hours and millions of dollars trying to find a weak spot in the other guy’s system, and each time the result was the same: there is always enough to inflict an absolutely cataclysmic retaliatory counter-strike.
US-Qatar Deal Threatens Russia: Reading News Between the Lines
The AN/FPS-132 system is designed to detect missile launches that take place thousands of miles away. This highly reliable radar will operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, providing up to 360 degrees of coverage out to 5,000km. The US-Qatar deal is a demonstration of US adamant resolve to surround the Russian Federation with BMD sites and neutralize its capability to deliver a retaliatory strike if attacked. This is a very disturbing fact. Russia will not sit idle watching the developments. The US has just taken another provocative step to undermine Russia’s security and complicate the bilateral relations.
For the first time in almost 50 years, the US stands on the verge of attaining nuclear primacy. It will probably soon be possible for the US to destroy the long-range nuclear arsenals of Russia or China with a first strike. . . . Unless they reverse course rapidly, Russia’s vulnerability will only increase over time. Washington’s pursuit of nuclear primacy helps explain its missile defense strategy.
The NASA Land+Ocean data from January 2012 to February 2017 polynomial trend line shows the potential for a 10°C rise four years from now. It points at a 3°C rise in the course of 2018, which would be itself be devastating.
Sea levels set to ‘rise far more rapidly than expected’
New research factors in collapsing Antarctic ice sheet that could double the sea-level rise to two metres by 2100 if emissions are not cut. As well as rising seas, climate change is also causing storms to become fiercer, forming a highly destructive combination for low-lying cities like New York, Mumbai and Guangzhou. Many coastal cities are growing fast as populations rise
Already, there is less and less of Kiribati for its inhabitants
The coastline is regularly being lost to king tides and to creeping sea levels, and in a very real sense, there is nowhere to go. The loss of land is causing conflict – Tarawa is growing ever more densely crowded, as families living on the coastline are forced inwards, infringing on another’s claim.
England and Wales: Over 56% of Syrian refugees committed severe crimes in less than a year
Out of 1,602 Syrian ‘refugees’ they allowed into the country over 900 has already been arrested on serious crimes. Basically, over 56% of these Muslims commit crimes in less than a year. And what’s the cost on the tax purse for this? Imagine what’s going on with the 2 million that arrived last year into Europe and the 5 million EU let in within the past five years. The figure of 900 came from a Freedom of Information request by the Sun.
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave
Rooftop solar supplied only about 2% of the state’s total power needs over that time – or about 17GWh – but its impact on the market was to cut the price of electricity by 60%, delivering savings of $888 million.
Renewable hydrogen could fuel Australia’s next export boom after CSIRO breakthrough
Australia’s next big export industry could be its sunlight and wind, as game-changing technology makes it easier to transport and deliver their energy as hydrogen. Industry players are even talking up renewable hydrogen as the next liquefied natural gas industry, which could supply hydrogen to power cars, buses, trucks and trains.
“A massive attack on the property rights” In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units near the city center. The city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. All renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
Cheap enough, says the head of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, to drive the transformation of our grid to zero emissions. Cheap enough to inspire some people to install air conditioners on their verandah to cool the air outside the house, as well as inside.
Julian Assange Claims Victory After Sweden Drops Rape Investigation
Assange, 45, has lived in the embassy since 2012 when he took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution for information leaks as thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents were published by WikiLeaks.