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The John James Newsletter 95

4 December 2015

Many of the benefits from high levels of fear are that corporations suck up massive amounts of Homeland Security cash, while government officials in the National Security and Surveillance State can claim unlimited powers and operate with unlimited secrecy and no accountability

Glenn Greenwald

India’s Energy Crisis

Already the world’s third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, India is attempting to do something no nation has ever done: build a modern industrialized economy, and bring light and power to its entire population, without dramatically increasing carbon emissions.

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/542091/indias-energy-crisis/

Paris, India And Coal

http://www.countercurrents.org/avery281115.htm 

India Willing to Cut Coal for Cash

A senior Indian negotiator at the Paris climate talks said that India is willing to cut coal consumption if developed countries provide greater funding for renewable energy development India is expected to become the world’s top coal user and importer by 2020 as it seeks to provide expand coverage of its power grid to under-served rural areas.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34989719 

The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe !

Video

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43599.htm 

Dynamic map of world air pollution 

Plume Labs’ world air map estimates hourly air pollution levels in over 200 metropolitan areas around the world using half a million pieces of data from 11,000 measurement stations.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/un-climate-conference/should-you-go-outside-today-live-map-of-world-air-pollution-launched-20151202-gle5bg.html#ixzz3tI8THyLi 

Firm to Clone Millions of Cows, Says it Can Clone Humans

The Star Wars army of clones?

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/China-Firm-to-Clone-Millions-of-Cows-Says-it-Can-Clone-Humans-20151202-0019.html 

Deadliest Terror 

Boko Haram are now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. Boko Haram were responsible for 6,644 deaths in 2014, compared to 6,073 attributed to ISIS. They reached this position as a direct consequence of the war on Libya.

http://www.countercurrents.org/glazebrook281115.htm 

Central California is sinking

In some parts of the valley the land is sinking at 5cm a month. About 1,200 square miles is collapsing into what scientists describe as a “cone of depression”. And as it is sinking, the bridges are going with it.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/28/california-central-valley-sinking-farmers-deepwater-wells 

Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

Natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/antidepressant-microbes-soil.htm 

Hundreds of millions living in cities on floodplains exposed to environmental risk. 

In Southeast Asia numbers were projected to rise from seven million in 2000 to between 30 million and 49 million by 2060. In Africa, a similar exercise projected a rise from two million to 36 million by 2060.

https://theconversation.com/most-kiribatian-households-are-mulling-climate-migration-and-thats-just-the-start-5162 

Sea level rise is real – which is why we need to retreat from unrealistic advice

Organisations and governments have side-stepped the political risk by commissioning or preparing adaptation plans but then not implementing them.

https://theconversation.com/sea-level-rise-is-real-which-is-why-we-need-to-retreat-from-unrealistic-advice-51051 

No Place to Run: Pacific Islanders ‘Trapped’ in Path of Rising Seas

While willing to consider migration if climate change makes their homes unliveable, the vast majority do not possess the money required to relocate. In other words, many are trapped in the direct path of climate destruction.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/03/no-place-run-pacific-islanders-trapped-path-rising-seas 

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years

Damage caused by erosion and pollution, raising major concerns about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/02/arable-land-soil-food-security-shortage 

Networks concede one-third of consumers could still quit the grid

Solar and battery costs already around 20% cheaper than predicted in 2013.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/networks-concede-one-third-of-consumers-could-still-quit-the-grid-79670 

Israel Receives More Than Half of US Global Military Aid

Israel military aid to $5 billion, the largest chunk of aid and more than triple any other country receives. By comparison, Pakistan, in third place, received $280.

http://www.voanews.com/content/israel-receives-more-than-h-alf-of-us-global-military-aid/3054541.html 

Israel has 115 nuclear warheads, 660kg of plutonium

Institute For Science and International Security report claims Israel has ‘wide range of delivery vehicles for its nuclear weapons,’ including nuclear-capable cruise missiles. Thanks to US money.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4728799,00.html 

Israeli Forces Kill 10 Palestinian Civilians In West Bank In A Week

Israeli forces have turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th year. Many temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank to obstruct traffic.

http://www.countercurrents.org/pchr271115.htm 

Israeli Jewish-Only Cities to Evict Thousands of Palestinians

Plan to build several Jewish-only communities in the Negev region on top of Bedouin Palestinian villages. “This is part of an ongoing policy of pushing Palestinian Bedouins off their land.”

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israeli-Jewish-Only-Cities-to-Evict-Thousands-of-Palestinians-20151125-0003.html 

Obama’s climate legacy

His present course, will be an unnecessary miserable failure. Anniek and I wrote a letter to Michelle and Barak Obama in December 2008 explaining the climate situation and needed policies, which he could have initiated then. John Holdren would not deliver the letter. Obama instead, listened to Big Green.

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20151127_Isolation.pdf 

Why the ‘carbon budget’ matters

Despite promises for big emissions cuts at the Paris climate talks, experts say that the world is on track to burn its carbon budget in the next 25 years—and that means nations could overshoot two degrees of global warming.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/why-the-‘carbon-budget’-matters/6964188 

Mapping ISIL’s attacks in 2015 – month by month

In 2015, more than 50 attacks were committed in the name of IS in which almost 1,000 civilians were killed,.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2015/11/mapping-isils-attacks-2015-151126052358096.html   

Russia’s and Turkey’s objectives in fighting the Islamic State group are diametrically opposed.

Ankara uses, finances, and weaponizes a basket case of extremist outfits across northern Syria, and needs by all means to keep supply line corridors from southern Turkey open for them; after all they need to conquer Aleppo, which would open the way for Ankara’s Holy Grail: regime change in Damascus.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Why-Turkey-Stabbed-Russia-in-the-Back–20151126-0029.html 

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes 

https://www.rt.com/news/323603-isis-oil-smuggling-turkey

Turkey Shot Itself in the Foot When it Attacked Russia

With billions in trade and tourism dollars on the line, the Turks are already back-peddling. Russia is Turkey’s 2nd biggest trading partner, with a turnover of $30 billion and over 3 million Russian tourists visit Turkey annually.

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-turkey-economics/ri11495 

Belgian Physicists Calculate that Everyone Is Lying About the Downed Russian Jet

Using video of the incident and the maps provided by Turkish and Russian officials, they show in a post on a blog run by KU Leuven that what went down couldn’t possibly have happened as both parties present it.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/belgian-physicists-calculate-that-everyone-is-lying-about-the-downed-russian-jet 

Turkish air force stalked Russian jets ‘for several days’

a prominent Russian military blogger claims that Turkey had been waiting for the chance to strike.

http://rbth.com/defence/2015/11/27/military-expert-turkish-air-force-stalked-rusian-jets-for-several-days_545071 

Turkish F-16 Attacked Russian Su-24 WITHIN Syria Airspace 

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43562.htm 

Putin and Hollande Go After Erdogan

As Putin and Hollande reached a consensus, there will be a barrage of air strikes against the fuel tanker truck convoys transporting stolen Syrian oil across Daesh-controlled territory on the way to Turkey. There goes in flames the profitable racket of ‘Sultan’s’ son

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43565.htm 

Syria says Turkey increased arms shipments to rebels

Weapons were being delivered in shipments which Turkey claimed to be humanitarian assistance, and in exchange for looted Syrian and Iraqi antiquities.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/28/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-idUSKBN0TH0KU20151128#6RlDyjJHDrxTcfp6.97 

Drone Pilots have Bank Accounts and Credit Cards Frozen for Exposing Murder

The US failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen,

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/drone-pilots-bank-accounts-credit-cards-frozen-feds-exposing-murder/#iocK1H5Z0vU9PStw.99 

Russia Has Evidence Su-24 Shot Down to Protect Daesh Oil Deliveries

Discussing the matter with world leaders during the Paris climate talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that most colleagues agree there was no need to attack the Su-24 bomber, as it was not threatening Turkey.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20151130/1031011936/putin-wide-su-24-agreement.html#ixzz3t98mIdds 

Putin Accuses Obama Of Leaking Flight Details To Turkey 

Russia sending Turkey a very clear message that the next time a Turkish warplane engages a Russian jet, Russia will immediate retaliate using ground forces. With a range of 250 miles, the S-400 could easily strike Turkish targets, and as the map below shows, Russia could even take down targets over northern Israel. It would be “a significant increase” in the reach of Russian air-defense capacities. “The message that the Russians are trying to send is that they’re capable of defending themselves in Syria, should the situation escalate.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-26/russia-releases-video-s-400-sam-battery-deployment-syria-putin-issues-warning-obama 

Raqqa’s Rockefellers: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel

Oil produced from fields under the control of the Islamic State group is at the heart of a new investigation. The black gold is extracted, transported and sold, providing the armed group with a vital financial lifeline.

http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/features/2015/11/26/raqqas-rockefellers-how-islamic-state-oil-flows-to-israel 

Capitalism At Work

The plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution. The increase in supply has dropped the price to 4 euros an hour. That’s  enough for a cheese pie or a sandwich.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43579.htm 

Big Oil, TTIP And The Scramble For Europe

If sanctioned, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be the biggest trade deal ever seen. Yet the public continue to be kept in the dark. Large corporations have been granted privileged access and allowed to shape the agenda from the outset. Throughout the process, organisations representing the public and civil society have been sidelined.

http://www.countercurrents.org/todhunter011215.htm 

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