The John James Newsletter 135
27 August 2016
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
World Trade Centre Physics – why constant acceleration disproves progressive collapse
The decisive question concerning the collapse of the Twin Towers was why were the upper sections able to fall through the lower all the way to the ground without its fall ever being arrested or even decelerating at any time? The argument that such behaviour was possible without the aid of explosives relies solely on technical articles that have been indisputably refuted.
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Music of memory
A heart-warming movement called Music & Memory is creating personalised music playlists for those with dementia. Eyes light up and bodies start to move with the rhythm as the music awakens memories of their forgotten lives.
Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for
Heart Ailments, Brain Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimers, and more.
The Strategies of Global Warfare: Washington’s Military Design in the Asia-Pacific
China, North Korea as well as Russia are potential targets under Obama’s “Pivot to Asia”, involving the combined threat of missile deployments, naval power and pre-emptive nuclear war. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Asia Pacific region. The planning of military operations is coordinated with non-conventional forms of warfare including regime change, financial warfare and economic sanctions. All the safeguards of the Cold War era, which categorized the nuclear bomb as “a weapon of last resort”, have been scrapped.
A Thousand Balls of Flame
The US has squandered a fantastic sum of money fattening up its notoriously corrupt defense establishment with various versions of “Star Wars,” but none of that money has been particularly well spent.
Inside the CIA’s Secret Drone War
From drone operators to strike victims, we examine the impact of remote-controlled killing and the future of warfare.
The woman turning rubbish into homes in Pakistan
Latif has been using plastic to create shelters, reservoirs and mobile toilets. She insists that this technology “will revolutionise the world, just like the steam engine and the mobile phone”. It’s an environmentalist’s dream. “The world will be clean of pollution and plastic bags because we’re putting them to good use.”
154 Leading climate scientists urge Turnbull to take urgent action ‘while there is still time’
They point out that July 2016 was the hottest month on record, and followed a nine-month streak of record-breaking months. Average C02 concentrations in the atmosphere reached 400 ppm in 2015, and are rising at a rate of nearly 3 ppm pa.
Dangerous Crossroads: US Invades Syria, And Warns Russia
The US government will not allow the Syrian government to expel US forces in Syria. The Syrian government never invited US forces into Syria, but the US now officially dares the Syrian government to assert its sovereignty over the areas where America’s troops are located. This means that the US not only is at war against the legitimate government of Syria, but will also be at war against Russia if Russian forces (which the Syrian government did invite into Syria) defends Syrian forces from attacks in Syria by US forces.
US Hawks Advance a War Agenda in Syria
The US, having illegally sent American troops into Syria, is now threatening to attack the Syrian military if it endangers those troops, an Orwellian twist that marks a dangerous escalation
Are these two actions linked? Scare BRICS into reverse gear?
Dollar Disaster Looms? China and Russian Currencies Break Away
The US was able to do so much damage because of its virtually unlimited spending power. It’s been able to prosecute endless wars and imprison up to 5% of its adult population at any one time. Now things are changing.
Over 30,000 thousand Dead Terrorist Corpses Still Litter Syria
The authorities are having problems sending the bodies back to their country of origin.
The International Community’s Failure in Yemen
Saudi Arabia’s intervention has deepened and prolonged the crisis by bolstering support for the Houthi forces. It has also diminished their reputation with key allies, such as the US, and has damaged the credibility of the nation. The tragic failures could not come at a worse time as falling oil prices and new austerity measures are presenting domestic challenges.
Colombia Celebrates Historic Peace Deal
The nearly four-year peace process between the 52-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government achieved an agreement on six key issues: agrarian reform, political participation, disarmament and reincorporation of former combatants, illicit drugs, victims’ rights, and implementation of the end of the war.
A New Wave of Violence Is Beginning.
As the country declares peace after five decades of war against the FARC, a scramble for territory and control over the drug trade is emboldening new, anarchic gangs.
Death toll in Duterte’s war on drugs
1,900 drug-related killings have been recorded, drawing sharp criticism from human rights groups who denounced the Philippine leader for “steamrolling the rule of law”. At least 750 of the incidents were linked to police operations. Of the three million suspected drug dependents in the country, 600,000 have turned themselves in to authorities.
An Olympic Protest Is the Least of Ethiopia’s Worries
Security services are killing demonstrators by the hundreds. But instead of restoring order, the government is tearing itself apart. Since November 2015, Africa’s second-most populous nation has been buffeted by an unprecedented wave of protests, highlighting a range of grievances, including ethnic marginalization and dictatorial rule.
Three mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security
Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches. biointensive farms use up to 75% less land, up to 100% less fertilizer, up to 8% less water and up to 99% less energy to produce a given amount of food than conventional farming.
Climate change will sink China’s manufacturing heartland
Sea-level rise in China’s three most vulnerable regions: “large areas and a great number of cities…will be beneath the sea despite all the present tide-and-flood control facilities”. And that will include China’s manufacturing heartland, which is responsible for 40% of the nation’s exports.
Climate Change and the US Infrastructure
Every corner of the country’s energy infrastructure – oil, dams, nuclear – will be stressed in coming years by more intense storms, rising seas, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts.
Climate change will create new ecosystems, so let’s help plants move
Australia’s ecosystems are already showing the signs of climate change, from the recent death of mangrove forests in northern Australia, to the decline in birds in eastern Australia, to the inability of mountain ash forests to recover from frequent fires. The frequency and size of these changes will only continue to increase.
The War On Cash
The banks, credit card companies and big businesses have declared a war on cash. Sweden is going to go cashless. Death of cash means the rise of something else, which may be detrimental to society.
Water As A Commons
Every day, 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged into the world’s water, the equivalent of the weight of the entire human population of more than 7 billion people. The amount of wastewater produced annually is about six times more water than exists in all the rivers of the world.
Zika Is Just the First Front in the 21st-Century Biowar
The new era of synthetic biology could make the dangers of the atomic age seem quaint. By the turn of the next century, most scientists believe biological technologies will introduce the most wrenching changes in our daily lives. These technologies will include human and animal life extension, crop and livestock genetic manipulation, and human performance enhancement, which together will begin changing the very nature of what it means to be human.