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Daily Digest 9/15 - The Walkable Multiverse, Printable Solar Cells Could Change Everything

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 9:26 AM

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For Those Who Remain in Syria, Daily Life Is a Nightmare (jdargis)

More than 550 people, mostly civilians, have died in the past month in Douma and nearby suburbs, 123 of them children, Red Crescent medics say. August was one of the bloodiest months in the district, with at least 150 trauma injuries being treated each day from Aug. 12 to 31 — a number that includes only patients from 13 makeshift clinics that work with Doctors Without Borders.

Migrant crisis: “If we don’t stop climate change, then what we see right now is just the beginning” (jdargis)

Today’s migrant crisis may be due in part to climate change, Biermann said in an interview with InsideClimate News. Syria, where 7.6 million people are displaced inside the country and another four million are seeking asylum elsewhere, a severe drought plagued the country from 2006-09. A recent study pinned the blame for that drought on climate change, and the drought has been cited as a contributing factor to the unrest there. Millions of additional refugees may need to leave their homes in coming decades as a result of a changing climate, Biermann said.

The Walkable Multiverse According To Charles Jenks (jdargis)

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation now ranks among the most famous private gardens in Britain. Although Maggie’s Asian influence remains, over time science has become the garden’s driving metaphor, more specifically, Jencks’ growing obsession with the origins of the universe. According to Tim Richardson, the first landscape critic to visit the Garden in 1996, it’s a passion Jencks has always been eager to pass on to others. “I remember that they were doing jet training exercises,” Richardson recalls of his visit. “I was standing on top of the fractal in the middle of the garden, this huge S-shaped landform, and these jets were flying over the top of us. Charles was in this black suit and an electric blue shirt and matching electric blue handkerchief, and he was talking to me nine-to-the-dozen about all of his cosmological theories.

Report Details Economic Hardships for Inmate Families (jdargis)

“Incarceration weakens the social fabric and disrupts the social ecology of entire communities through the way it disrupts families’ economic stability,” Ms. Zohrabi said. “Often, it leaves it broken beyond repair.”

Poised for Rate Increase, Investors Hope for Small Ripples (jdargis)

In theory, a small increase in interest rates — the Fed is expected to raise them by only a quarter of a percentage point this year — should not be enough to wreak havoc. If the real economy is reasonably healthy and corporate earnings continue to grow steadily, which seems possible, then stock and bond prices should not be vulnerable.

Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything (Wendy SD)

Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer.

The group, consisting of scientists from the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University have been working on the technology for over seven years and have figured out a way to cheaply print the panels onto plastic, including smart-phones and laptops, enabling self charging electronics. They are also able to print directly on to walls and windows using an opaque solar film and claim that they can line a skyscraper with panels, making it totally electrically self sufficient.

This Is Why Americans Will Pay More For Gasoline If U.S. Export Ban Is Lifted (Tom K.)

U.S. crude oil production has nearly doubled since 2008, rising from 5.0 million barrels per day (MMB/D) to 9.5 MMB/D today. These domestic supply gains are a direct result of technological breakthroughs in horizontal drilling and advanced well completion techniques. Over the same period, improved energy efficiency has reduced US demand growth. These combined factors have fueled a paradigm shift in our country from energy “scarcity” to energy “abundance.” (my emphasis)

Two untamed wildfires displace 23,000 people in northern California (jdargis)

Four firefighters, members of a helicopter crew, were injured on Saturday amid wind gusts which reached 30mph, sending embers raining on homes. “This has been a tragic reminder to us of the dangers this drought is posing,” said Daniel Berlant, a Cal Fire spokesperson.

The injured firefighters were airlifted to a hospital burn unit and treated for second-degree burns. Berlant said their condition was stable.

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Jim Willie Reviews 9/11 and Gold Ownership

9/11 Memory: Fascism & Gold

by Jim Willie, CB, GoldenJackass.com

I was surprised to find a very detailed review of the many inconsistencies of the 9/11 story in an essay by this gold analyst.  He obviously does not believe Mr Zelikow's version.   Willie, of course, intertwines this story with his longstanding view of gold as real money.

It is important to recall the 9/11 event, however based in reality, not the official story. Honor should be given to the 2500 victims of the mass murder event. The official story makes far less sense than the Kennedy assassination, while the two events appear to be front and back bookends of the same Fascist takeover of the United States Govt. The Patriot Act was a fascist manifesto, much like the Enabling Act installed in Germany over seven decades ago.

Imagine a nation that makes a mockery of citizens seeking the truth on the event, calling them disparagingly the Truthers. Recall that truth is the enemy of fascist regimes, and the early victim of any war.

He goes on to give a very a broad review of the many problems with the official story.

Willie has personal contacts within the FAA.  He tells stories of their being silenced by special agents who descended on their offices and homes to warn them that they would face prison time for treason if they ever discussed what happened.  One woman was so terrified that she would vomit repeatedly.  No wonder his conviction that "9/11 was a coming-out party for the fasciitis."

Two men place a cutting charge on a steel beam in preparation for demolition.  A high temperature (but not explosive) compound burns rapidly in the channel cutting through the steal.  Cutter charges produce a angled (45 degree) cut beam with molten metal along its edges.

Iconic photograph of fireman at the ruins of the WTC.  A classic cutter-charge cut beam projects behind him. 

Willie, like me,  is most skeptical the mystery of the "vaporized airplane" at the front of the pentagon, the 15' diameter puncture hole in its wall, and some "mystery object" that penetrated multiple rings of the pentagon structure, all made of reinforced concrete, to emerge through this hole.  When this is contrasted to the thin, carbon-fiber nose cone of a jet liner, the possibility that the airplane itself functioned as a battering ram type crushing through multiple walls of the pentagon gets absolutely ludicrous.

I keep returning to the subject of 9/11 because of 2 personal convictions:

1.   The official story cannot endure the curiosity of intelligent minds.

2.   The great barrier to bringing intelligence to this topic is the psychological one of forbiddeness.  (Considering this topic is sacrilegious, unpatriotic, unthinkable, crazy, psychotic, etc. etc.).  The greatest gift we can give to our friends is to simply say:  "It is OK to look at this.  I have looked at it, survived, and find that it makes no sense."  The implication is that "You could endure looking at it too.  Please join me."

 

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I am with you!

Urine extraction!

 

 

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9/11

Being in aviation all my life I have a hard believing it was a conspiracy. An airliner is hardly more than tinfoil except for a few items. A high speed crash only leaves a couple engines, APU and landing gear and at that speed can punch a hole in just about anything. Pilots knew it would happen eventually but must would have expected a nuclear plant as the target.

Here is my theory on missing MH370. First officer leaves cockpit and then captain puts on his oxygen mask. Selects off for the passenger masks. Dials cabin altitude up with landing elevation setting dial. Once that is maxed goes to manual cabin dump. Climbs up to over 40,000 feet to make sure everyone is dead which only takes a few minutes. He then takes a long joyride to a place where he thinks it will never be found. Makes a smooth ditching since the plane is light with almost no fuel and there is nothing left floating. Did he go down with the ship, probably.

 

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35 Years Of Economic History Is Coming To An End, And A Global D

"The BIS noted that total accumulated debt is higher today than it was before the start of the last credit crisis in 2008. The world has taken on an additional $57 trillion (yes, trillion) in debt since the last financial crisis, and as of the end of last year the planet collectively owed $199 trillion on a world economy worth about $80 trillion annually."

Fed tightening 'threatens disaster for debt saturated global economy'

Telegraph.co.uk-2 hours ago
Decision time approaches for the US Federal Reserve. It's been a long time coming. Yet for all the months of anticipation, and the acres of column inches the ...
 

Indebted emerging world about to count cost of Fed rate rise

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
"Since 2008, the U.S. private sector is the only one that really delivered and almost everywhere else, there was a very significant increase in debt. Now we will see the overhang," said Salman Ahmed, global fixed income strategist at Lombard Odier in ...

Fund managers haven't held this much cash since 2008 recession

MarketWatch - ‎7 hours ago‎
Fears of a potential Chinese recession and worries about deteriorating conditions in emerging-market economies have prompted fund managers to hold cash at the highest level since the global financial crisis, according to a survey of fund managers ...
 
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Sapsucker, maybe you would listen to a fellow aviation-type...

Roth has figured out a lot... how the military trained pilots were "overtaken" by smaller men of, "middle eastern descent".... (spoiler alert.. they were not, read up on flight termination software).. where the planes went (for those who know of her original book, two more eyewitnesses have come forward with new info. linking it to Otis in MA).  Finally, she has figured out how all those long, uninterrupted cell phone calls from the planes came down from the heavens to help paint the mythology.. (spoiler alert.. they didn't.. the planes were on the ground).     

 

 

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Energy discussion.

Anyone free on the 23rd September near Boston?

Prof Hagelstein will be addressing the IEEE (electrical engineers) at North Reading. The admission is free. 

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35303

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Migrant crisis is due to climate change

</p> <p>Demographics of Syria, Data of FAO, year 2007 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

The above Syria population numbers are from the CIA fact book.

I wonder if overpopulating an arid portion of the planet might have had just a tiny impact on the migrant crisis?  Perhaps a few of the people are being displaced by the conflict?  Perhaps the conflict is, in part, due to the over population?

Blaming every "bad" thing that hits the news on climate change is not the way to win people like me over.

Don't loose sight of the fact that there were droughts (and wild fires and hurricanes and large tornadoes) before AGW became a movement.  In fact, according to my review, hurricanes and giant tornadoes have not increased in frequency, as climate change scientists repeatedly tell us they have.

Reported small tornadoes have increased in frequency.  However, I suspect we are noticing and reporting a higher percentage of them than we did years ago when our population was lower and weather tracking less advanced.

If AGW experts wanted to sway people like me, they would find a way to curtail irresponsible claims.

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