The John James Newsletter 7
18 August 2014.
There are high officials in China and the US who understand that the only way to achieve rapid phase-down of emissions is via a rising carbon fee, which would be made near-global via border duties on products from non-cooperating countries. It will gain approval of conservatives only if the fee is not used to grow the government.
James Hansen http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140814_JeremiahsProgeny.pdf
One more step to undermine the dominance of the dollar
Following earlier posts, Russia is taking steps to protect itself from any future dollar or euro sanctions. Moscow boasts the world’s 5th biggest foreign exchange reserves and the 6th largest gold reserves. In total, the assets amount to over $1.5 trillion.
Since the US has been interfering in the Ukraine Russia and China have taken serious steps to create an alternative international currency
Also creating a parallel credit card system, now internationally recognised
The Empire Reaps the Jihadist Whirlwind
“The resurgence of al-Qa’ida-type groups means that all 1.6 billion Muslims, almost a quarter of the world’s people, will be increasingly affected. It seems unlikely that non-Muslim populations, including many in the West, will be untouched by the conflict. Today’s resurgent jihadism is already having far-reaching effects on global politics with dire consequences for us all…. Imperialism has let loose a plague upon the world, that will – sooner, rather than later – consume the kings, emirs and sultans the U.S. depends on to keep the empire’s oil safe. The pace of imperial decline just got quicker.”
The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the new Sunni uprising. Patrick Cockburn.
Megacities and the US Army: Preparing for a complex and uncertain future
“As inequality between rich and poor increases … Stagnation will coexist with unprecedented development, as slums and shanty towns rapidly expand alongside modern high-rises. This is the urban future.”
Watch a swarm of 1000 mini-robots assemble into shapes:
The world’s largest robotic swarm has been created using small, simple bots. For the first time, an army of more than 1000 robots has autonomously formed complex 2D shapes like stars or letters of the alphabet (see video).
Not Just Ferguson: America’s Militarized Police Forces
The “war on terror” has come home — and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police.