Chemtrails | Geoenginering | Solar Radiation Mgmt
In order to slow down climate changes likely caused by the increase in human-generated greenhouse gases, some scientists and policymakers are exploring ways in which to cool the planet. A number of geoengineering strategies, or ways in which the environment might be manipulated to offset global warming, have emerged, though there is not yet an agreed upon definition of which methods should be categorized as geoengineering.
According to the Royal Society's report on geoengineering the climate, released in 2009, there are two main approaches. One involves deflecting a small amount of the sun's light and heat away from the planet to lower global temperatures; this could include the use of reflective aerosols or mirrors high in the atmosphere, or may require the deliberate formation of clouds. A second general method for cooling the planet involves removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, either via sequestration or CO2 capture, or possibly through ocean iron fertilization to promote the growth of CO2-consuming algae. ...
I believe in Climate Change. I think the reduction of CO2 should be done through reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, conservation, and expanding sustainable energy sources, i.e. solar, wind, geothermal, wave motion. Reducing Global Warming using Geoengineering seems really dangerous to me.DaneWigington |Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization (01/30/14) [1:17:19]
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Number of Extremely Hot Days Continues to Rise
2014 was the hottest year on record globally, and the 10 hottest years on record have all occurred since 1998. As greenhouse gases continue to build and warm the planet, we are seeing an increased number of hot days in the U.S. While the hottest days of the year are usually during meteorological summer, extreme heat can kick in during late spring and last into early fall. The rise in extreme heat during this time of year brings more than just inconvenience and higher cooling bills. ...
Where's the Heat? Check the Oceans
The rate of atmospheric warming has been slower in past 15 years than the previous 30 -- even as we've continued to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It is tempting to think that everything we've learned about greenhouse gases since 1857 is wrong, but it is not. We tend to focus on land surface temperatures, because that's where we live. However, it is critical to remember the climate system includes the oceans in addition to the atmosphere. And as it turns out, a tremendous amount of heat energy (that appears to be missing) has been absorbed by the sea. As the graphic above, based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment, illustrates, the amount of heat energy that has gone into the oceans since the warming began is phenomenal. ...
How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up
Transportation accounts for 28 percent of Americans' overall greenhouse gas emissions. Since this is the primary cause of global warming, many people might wonder how their travel choices will affect the climate. For many of us, of course, there's not a lot of choice in how we get from here to there since planes, trains and busses don't go everywhere. Still, it's useful to know how different modes of transportation stack up. ...
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 31 [11:57]
*DN | "Our Climate, Our Future": As Obama Visits Arctic, Alaskans Urge Him to Reverse Shell Oil Deal (08/31/15) [9:15]
*DN | Death Toll Rises as Refugees Head to Europe Seeking Safety (08/31/15) [11:00]
DN | Refugee Crisis: A Report From Sicily, Italy (08/31/15) [9:07]
DN | Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch on Refugee Crisis (08/31/15) [6:21]
Please, please listen to this interview with Bernie Sanders. He makes o much more sense than the other side.*Bernie Sanders: The Vox conversation (04/28/15) [36:47]
Bernie Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives make him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Sanders attended James Madison High School, Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Vermont. In 1981.Sen Bernie Sanders website
*Sarah Palin - OnPoint, on OAN (One America News Network)TYT | Sarah Palin To Interview Donald Trump! (08/28/15) [4:16]
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Some of the Commenters"On Point" with Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) (08/26/15) [10:02]
The Bush Family, is the greatest threat to America! America wants Trump No. We need a warrior and his name is Ted Cruz! Cruz/Trump 2016! Pretty good actor, that Jeb. He's a Bush, make no mistake, the son of George Bush Sr. the brother of George W. and they have done enough damage. Do you remember the George W elections between Al Gore. Jeb was responsible for not letting blacks vote. What has changed with Jeb? Make no mistake he's the same ruthless guy.
TRNN | Vijay Prashad: Mediterranean Refugee Crisis Escalating (08/31/15) [10:42]
TRNN | Vijay Prashad: Extraordinary Brutality Inflicted on Civilians in Yemen (08/31/15) [6:34]
TYT | Trump Gaining On Hillary, But Can He Survive His Own Ego? (08/29/15) [1:43]
*TYT | Immigrants Commit Fewer Crimes Than The National Average (08/30/15) [9:56]
TYT | Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Rescued By Italian Coast Guard (08/29/15) [8:03]
RT | CrossTalk: Western-made Refugee Crisis (08/31/15) [23:55]
RoF | Interview with author David Bromwich: The Neocon Nuts Are Reemerging -- Where Did These Fools Come From? (08/31/15) [8:37]
The Reason China's Crash Will Unleash A Global Bond Shockwave
"The PBoC's actions are equivalent to an unwind of QE, or in other words Quantitative Tightening. The potential for more China outflows is huge [and] the bottom line is that QT has much more to go. It is hard to become very optimistic on global risk appetite until a solution is found to China's evolving QT." ... Read more
We Are All Preppers Now
Damian McBride is the former head of communications at the British treasury and former special adviser to Gordon Brown, erstwhile Prime Minister of the U.K. Yesterday he tweeted some surprising advice in response to the plunge in global equities markets. Evidently, McBride interprets the wipe-out of over $3 trillion in total global market cap during the three-day rout as a prelude to a much broader and deeper financial crash that will precipitate civil unrest:
What's Behind the Stock Market's Rollercoaster Ride?
The real problem is that we're in a nonrecovery in America, and Europe is in an absolute class war of austerity.
In an interview with Democracy Now!. economist Michael Hudson talked about the wild ride on Wall Street Monday that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average initially fell a record 1,100 points before closing down nearly 600 points. "The real problem is that we're still in the aftermath of when the bubble burst in 2008," he told Amy Goodman, "that all of the growth in the economy has only been in the financial sector, in the monopolies--only for the 1 percent. And it's as if there are two economies, and the 99 percent has not grown. And so, the American economy is still in a debt deflation. So the real problem is, stocks have doubled in price since 2008, and the economy, for most people, certainly who listen to your show, hasn't grown at all. ... Read more
71 Refugees Confirmed Dead After Suffocating In Back Of Truck (in Austria)
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DN | Shock Doctrine: A Look at the Mass Privatization of NOLA Schools in Storm's Wake & Its Effects Today (08/28/15) [4:56]
DN | "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People": Reflections on Kanye West's Criticism 10 Years After (08/28/15) [13:08]
TRNN | RootsAction.Org's Jeff Cohen says: Bernie Sanders Lead, Why is He Silent on U.S. Foreign Policy? (08/28/15) [8:50]
TRNN | Heiner Flassbeck: Reaganism and Thatcherism were Intellectually Dishonest, Part 1 (older, but good 07/25/14) [19:11]
TYT | Bernie Sanders Goes After Conservative's Family Values (08/27/15) [7:08]
TYT | An Emotional Plea For Gun Control From Father Of Murdered News Anchor (08/27/15) [5:30]
TYT | Gunman Opens Fire On TV News Crew (08/26/15) [9:30]
TYT | Virginia Shooter's Derranged Manifesto Called For Race War (08/27/15) [6:01]
RT | Ray Jones, boxer: US & Russia should strive to improve each other, not fight for dominance (08/27/15) [1:14]
RT | Keiser Report: BP settlements & Uber's profit (E802) (08/27/15) [24:32]
RT | MAKS-2015 International air show kicks off near Moscow (08/26/15) [3:14]
RT | Russia launches 1st Proton rocket with UK sat (08/28/15) [1:15]
RoF | Jeb Made Millions By Bankrupting Florida Pension Funds (08/27/15) [2:08]
RoF | Bernie Sanders Makes Koch Brothers The Face Of Corporate Greed (08/27/15) [1:29]
RoF | Trump's Single Platform Will Dominate 2016: NATIONALISM!! (08/28/15) [11:56]
Thom Hartmann | Will This Movie Change How You See the World? (08/28/15) [7:09]
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As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.
Stocks Fly After Fed Official Cools September Rate Hike Talk
Stocks rose around the world on Thursday, following the biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker said the case for an interest rate increase next month "seems less compelling" than it was a few weeks ago. Increased appetite for risk also lifted crude oil prices further from last week's lows. The price of government bonds and the Japanese yen fell.
In early European trading, the FTSEuroFirst index of leading 300 European shares was up 2.5 percent at 1,415 points. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up more then 2 percent. ... Read more
It's Official: China Confirms It Has Begun Liquidating Treasuries, Warns Washington
As Bloomberg reports, "China has cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to raise dollars needed to support the yuan in the wake of a shock devaluation two weeks ago, according to people familiar with the matter. Channels for such transactions include China selling directly, as well as through agents in Belgium and Switzerland, said one of the people, who declined to be identified as the information isn't public. China has communicated with U.S. authorities about the sales." ... Read more
What Would Happen If Everyone Joins China In Dumping Treasurys?
On Tuesday evening, we quantified the staggering cost of China's near daily open FX operations in support of the yuan. In short, the new currency regime has led the PBoC to dump more US paper in the past two weeks than it had YTD. In conclusion, we asked if anyone else was set to join China in liquidating US Treasurys at a never before seen pace. Here's the answer and what it means for the US economy and monetary policy going forward. ...
And make no mistake, these are timely questions, because the combination of collapsing commodity prices, China's devaluation, and the threat of a Fed hike have put enormous pressure on EM currencies the world over and that, in turn, means a drawdown of EM FX reserves and pressure on DM bonds. As JP Morgan put it last month, "the sharp reversal in EM FX reserve accumulation between Q1 and Q2 is consistent with the sharp reversal in DM core bond markets. Core bond market yields collapsed in Q1 but saw a big rise in Q2. This is a good reminder of how important FX reserve managers remain in driving core bond markets."Read more
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
At its core, most of medicine is still herbology, according to Dr. Jenn Dazey, naturopathic physician at Bastyr University's Department of Botanical Medicine. And growing your own medicinal garden is easier than it might seem. In fact, you might already have one. Many common culinary herbs have a long history as traditional medicines. ... Read more
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PBS Nova | Japan's Killer Quake (older) [54:10]
TRNN | National Day of Action Pushes Democrats Senators to Support Iran Deal (08/27/15) [1:56]
TRNN | Economist Gerard Dumenil argues: What Would Happen to the Eurozone if Greece Leaves? (08/27/15) [8:29]
TYT | Ted Cruz Wants To Deport Millions, Just Please Don't Talk About It (08/26/15) [3:21]
TYT | Donald Trump Vs. Fox News: Round 2! FIGHT! (08/26/15) [10:05]
*RT | CrossTalk: Korean rumble (08/26/15) [24:30]
RT | Captured, sold, raped: ISIS turns thousands of Christian women and children into sex slaves (08/26/15) [3:27]
RoF | Corporate Fraud Is Costing Taxpayers Billions and Will Cause A New Economic Collapse (08/26/15) [9:32]
RoF | Jeb Gets Desperate, Asks Big Brother Bush To Save Campaign (08/26/15) [3:39]
Reporter, Cameraman Killed In Live Shooting During News Broadcast
Two journalists with Roanoke, Virginia-based news station WDBJ were killed Wednesday in a shooting that took place during a live broadcast. Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward died shortly after the incident, WDBJ general manager Jeff Marks told The Roanoke Times. Authorities are searching for the suspect. ... Read more
Ted Cruz Plots Government Shutdown Fight Over Planned Parenthood.
China's Turbulent Stock Market Slips Once Again
The central bank's stimulus hasn't convinced investors.
Aug 26 (Reuters) - China's turbulent stock markets slipped again on Wednesday, as a double-barrelled blast of central bank stimulus failed to convince investors of Beijing's ability to jolt the world's second biggest economy out of its slowdown.
After watching share prices tumble around 25 percent in a little more than a week, the People's Bank of China re-entered the fray late on Tuesday, cutting interest rates and further loosening bank lending restrictions. ... Read moreHere is a nugget of wisdom from one of the prime architects of the 2008 financial crash!!!
Watch the PBS Frontline "The Warning" to see how Larry Summers, Robert Rubin and Timothy Geitner really acted during their time in power.*PBS Frontline: The Warning, The Financial Collapse - Brooksley Born [56:17]
What If The "Crash" Is As Rigged As Everything Else?
Why would "somebody" engineer a mini-crash and send volatility to "the world is ending" levels? There are a couple of possibilities.
The number of cancer cases linked to Sept. 11 has grown in recent years. As of May 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 4,000 first responders, rescue workers and survivors who have been diagnosed with cancer linked to the attacks. According to the CDC, skin cancer, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are among the most common illnesses among those individuals.Kangaroo in Australia
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, August 26 [8:25]
*DN | "Casino Capitalism": Economist Michael Hudson on What's Behind the Stock Market's Rollercoaster Ride (08/25/15) [15:14]
*DN | As Peace Talks Collapse in South Sudan, Film Shows "Pathology of Colonialism" Tearing Apart Nation (08/25/15) [24:19]
*DN | Two Separate Americas: David Simon's New Mini-Series Looks at "Hypersegregation" in Public Housing (08/26/15) [20:48], Part 2 [15:23]
*TRNN | Economist James Henry discusses: The Sky Is Not Falling? China's Stock Market Impact (08/26/15) [8:39]
TRNN | Why is Saudi Arabia Now Supporting the Iran Deal? (08/26/15) [2:59]
TRNN | Vijay Prashad: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes, Part 3 (older, 04/09/15) [14:01]
TRNN | Vijay Prashad: Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism, Part 1 (older, 04/09/15) [19:23]TYT | Ex-Baltimore Cop Joe Crystal: Police Today Are Like Gangs (08/25/15) [7:31]
TRNN | Vijay Prashad: Questioning the Underlying Structures of Property and Power is "Off the Table", Part 2 (older, 04/09/15) [26:43]
TRNN | Vijay Prashad: International Law and "The Responsibility to Protect", Part 4 (older, 04/09/15) [17:06]
TYT | Pollster: "Nothing Disqualifies Trump" (08/25/15) [7:24]
Trump v. Luntz -- The Battle Of The Right-Wing (0825/15) [3:50]
Chinese Stocks Tumble Again, But Other Markets Stabilize
The decline comes despite a multibillion-dollar government effort to stop a slide in prices.
Chinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day, hitting an eight-month low amid signs Beijing was no longer buying shares to stem a price slide, and Japanese stocks also dropped. But other Asian and European markets bounced back from a day of heavy losses. U.S. stock futures were also up after Monday's global sell-off and a tumultuous day on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones closed down 3.6 percent. Analysts said it was unclear whether the rebounds in some markets were indications that worst was over or a reprieve in a longer-term bear market.
The Shanghai Composite Index lost 7.6 percent to 2,964.97 points, adding to Monday's 8.5 percent loss and taking the benchmark to its lowest level since Dec. 15. Some 2,000 stocks out of about 2,800 on China's two mainland exchanges fell by the 10 percent daily limit, according to Hexun, a financial news website. ... Read more
July Was The Hottest Month Ever; Cable News Barely Noticed
Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a dire report about the state of the planet: July 2015 was the earth's warmest month on record, dating back to 1880.
This wasn't some one-off study. It was supplemented by similar findings from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Japanese Meteorological Agency; and, of course, it came on top of other studies underlining the perilous state of global warming. ...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a dire report about the state of the planet: July 2015
The United States Has Had More Mass Shootings Than Any Other Country
Nearly one-third of the world's mass shootings have occurred in the United States, a new study finds. Adam Lankford, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Alabama, has released the first quantitative analysis of public mass shootings around the world between 1966 through 2012. Unsurprisingly, the United States came out on top--essentially in a league of its own.
Over those five decades, the United States had 90 public mass shootings, defined as shootings that killed four or more victims. Of the 170 other countries examined in the study, only four even made it to double-digits: The Philippines had 18 public mass shootings, followed by Russia with 15, Yemen with 11, and France with 10. ... Read more
US Equity Futures Soar 4% After PBOC Rate Cut; Chinese Futures Jump After Overnight Market Crash
The PBOC cut itself was not surprising, considering the PBOC now has to juggle and micromanage every aspect of the economy, from its sliding currency, to the bursting stock bubble, to record capital outflow, to soaring real interest rates, to the slowing economy. In fact, bulls around the globe will welcome the latest central bank bailout. Which also happens to be the worst aspect of today's intervention, because one can once again toss all the talk that China would finally stop intervening in asset pricing, with today's decision merely perpetuating the market's reliance on central banks. As a reference, this was the second time China cut both RRR and interest rates in 2 months: the last time it did so was during the depths of the financial crisis. ... Read more
With Stocks In Free Fall, China Ditches Plunge Protection For Desperation Rate Cuts
The dual policy rate cut is a desperate attempt to 1) free up liquidity, and 2) shore up confidence in the stock market. We suspect the effects may be short lived on both accounts because after all, aggressive easing only fuels further depreciation necessitating further liquidity-sapping FX interventions in a vicious loop, and loose monetary policy likely won't be much comfort to China's 90 million retail investors who now, more than ever before, are virtually guaranteed to sell any rip they can get in a desperate attempt to claw back their life savings which they naively poured into stocks back in April and May. ... Read more
Why Did China Just Cut Rates, Again: Here Are Goldman's Three Reasons
Goldman's 3 key reasons for China's "surprise" rate cut: 1) Activity growth weakened meaningfully after a brief rebound in 2Q; 2) Outflows re-emerged and drained liquidity; 3) Equity market has been falling very rapidly. The conclusion: "These cuts are positive moves which are much needed to support the economy and market. But they are unlikely to be sufficient by themselves." ... Read more
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, August 25 [7:45]
*TRNN | Michael Hudson: Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks Behind the Market Crash (08/25/15) [10:57]
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy*TRNN | Larry Wilkerson says: Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy (08/25/15) [10:27]
The Dow Jones trading took a deep drive this morning, dropping over 1,000 points in the first 20 minutes of trading. It is now slowly reversing itself, but it was the greatest loss in trading since the 2010 crash. Here to discuss all of this, we're joined by Michael Hudson. Michael Hudson is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. His latest book, which we promise to unpack in detail very soon, is Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy Global Economy. You can get a digital download of it at Counterpunch.
CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century: POST - E2014 EditionTYT | School Bans Flags On Cars, Fox News Sees Evil Liberal Plot (08/24/15) [3:39]
CODE RED is about what has happened to American elections, American politics, and America since computers took over the vote counting just a few short years ago.
It identifies the red flags -- including the glaring one waving over our most recent election, E2014 -- and provides accessible examinations of why those flags are red. It is a disturbing and provocative call to action. It is about saving our democracy and our country. Now, before it's all gone.
Free and fair elections are the bedrock of a democracy. America, which considers itself the beacon of democracy, has turned to computerized counting for virtually all of its public elections. Several other advanced democracies -- including Germany, The Netherlands, and Ireland -- have moved away from the computerized tabulation they initially embraced, having recognized the manifest security risks it entails. But America has continued to entrust its elections to privatized and concealed vote counting despite mounting and voluminous evidence that the vulnerabilities to manipulation are not merely hypothetical but are actually being exploited, with profound political consequences.
TYT | Ashley Madison Fallout Now Claiming Lives? (08/24/15) [6:11]
TYT | Fox News: Black Lives Matter Makes Being White Uncomfortable (08/24/15) [5:15]
RT | Keiser Report: Fraud in Miami (E801) (08/25/15) [25:48]
RoF | Ring of Fire On Free Speech TV (E162) [29:00]
RoF | A Psychological Breakdown of a Donald Trump Supporter (08/20/15) [11:25]
When it comes to politics, nothing motivates voters more than fear, and the Republican Party has mastered the art of making people afraid. But fear is only half of the equation -- once they make voters scared, they have to be able to convince them that they are the only candidate capable of keeping them safe -- all the voter has to do is put their blind faith into that Republican candidate. This is how Republicans manipulate voters.*RoF | Pap and Max Keiser: Banking Terrorists Declare War On Global Economy (08/24/15) [4:12]
RoF | Pap and Thom Hartmann: There Is No More Republican Party; Hate Talkers Have Taken Control (08/21/15) [9:50]
RoF | Koch Brother Doing Anything It Takes To Keep Republicans In Office (08/24/15) [7:28]
*RT ThomHartmann | Market Meltdown (08/24/15) [57:22]