The John James Newsletter 181
10 June 2017
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious
Understand that all battles are waged on an unconscious level before they are begun on the conscious. The power structure wishes us to believe that the only options are those they present to us. We know this is simply not true
To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland
For some time, I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and a policy-making arm of the Government. We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic positiont
Harry Truman 1963
We are grateful to the Washington Post, New York Times, Times magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
David Rockefeller 1991
We have to bring down the walls that separate us
Take a moment to watch this Video. It will enhance your life and that of those who you will meet on life’s journey.
Remember Natalie Shakova forecasting sudden massive methane release of 50Gt?
Ice Sheet Retreat Led to Rapid Methane Hydrate Release at End of Last Ice Age
Evidence of large craters embedded within methane-leaking subglacial sediments in the Barents Sea indicate that the thinning of the ice sheet at the end of recent glacial cycles decreased the pressure on pockets of hydrates buried in the seafloor, resulting in explosive blow-outs. This created the giant craters and released large quantities of methane into the water above. We have seen some recent explosions in Siberia.
The Arctic turns ugly
The Arctic is absorbing a lot of solar energy, and at a much greater rate, than anywhere else on the planet. In fact Arctic temperature has risen 1.0C per decade whereas the global average temperature rise has been about 0.15C per decade. 6 or 7 times more. The East Siberian Arctic Shelf holds up to 1700 Gt of methane, of which 50 Gt could be ready for abrupt release at any time. The warning signs keep getting stronger.
There is currently 5 Gt of methane in the atmosphere. An abrupt release of 50 Gt would be very, very, very, impactful! This 50Gt methane could have the same impact as 6,000Gt of C02. We put about 40Gt of C02 into the atmosphere each year. As methane is over twenty times more effective as a greenhouse gas than C02, a single 50Gt burp of methane would multiply this many times over, and in one massive burst. Its hardly possible to work out what impact that would have on global temperatures. It could greatly increasethe present scary figure of 410ppm of atmospheric C02. You have a go at working it out.
New “Instantly Rechargeable” Battery
Purdue researchers have developed a flow battery that would allow electric cars to be recharged instantly at stations like conventional cars are. The technology is clean, safe, and cheap.
Hawaii Becomes the First U.S. State to Commit to the Paris Climate Accords
“The Hawaii State Legislature understands the importance of taking action, and I applaud its work this session to ensure that we continue to deliver the island Earth that we want to leave to our children,”
Donald Trump faces rebel state governors vowing to continue climate change fight
“The White House’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, but for our planet. This administration is abdicating its leadership and taking a backseat to other countries in the global fight against climate change,”
America Has a New Climate Commander-in-Chief
California Governor Jerry Brown went to China to meet with President Xi Jinping and sign an agreement on reducing emissions that will position his state not only as a leader on climate action, but as a quasi-nation-state looking to fill the void in reliable American leadership created by Trump. For Brown it’s a win-win proposition: He is able to polish his bone fides as an international statesman and keep up political pressure on the Trump administration.
France is Now Offering U.S. Scientists Grants to Research Climate Change
The French government has launched a program that gives four-year grants to scientists, teachers, business people, and even students who are working on climate change solutions.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
An idea that you can act on now
Avoid the dreaded plastic bag
One single fabric bag can potentially replace 60 single-use plastic bags per month. We cannot only reduce plastic bags, we also stop unwanted or discarded fabric (mostly polyester) from going to landfill. And we can let out government and supermarkets know, that we want less plastic packaging and leave it at the cashiers. Packaging, all packaging including from overseas, should be the responsibility of the manufacturers.
The Dark, Dirty Coal Secret You Never Hear
Ice sheets are turning black from coal-fired industrial pollution and fires. This has consequences for us all.
CSIRO report doctored to pretend gas cheaper than wind and solar
CSIRO report on low emissions technology outlines pathway to high renewable energy grid. Cost estimates for wind and solar assumes 50 per cent more demand than in the high gas scenario, prompting Coalition to say it favours “technology neutral” approach.
We the people, are leading Australia’s renewable revolution
Our rooftops are Australia’s biggest power station! A whopping 1.6 million solar households and small businesses are saying pfffft to coal-waving politicians and greedy power companies, and repowering the country with clean, cheap renewable energy anyway.
Nuclear Chicken In Syria
Western Civilization Hanging by a Thread. Trump has taken a fateful step that no previous US president was willing to take.
What’s Happening in the Persian Gulf
Early Monday morning, five Arab states—Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—along with the Maldives, broke all diplomatic and physical ties with the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar. This is a fast-developing story, but certain core elements of it appear to have taken shape – especially the role of Shiite Iran.
UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran is complying with nuclear deal
The report was the second since the January inauguration of President Donald Trump, who has called the pact between six powers and Iran “the worst deal ever negotiated” and in contrast with his predecessor, Barack Obama, branded Tehran an enemy. Trump has vowed to dismantle the “disastrous” deal and has ratcheted up US sanctions, calling for Iran to be isolated and throwing his weight behind Tehran’s arch- rival Saudi Arabia.
Nine of world’s biggest fishing firms sign up to protect oceans
Voluntary initiative marks first time companies from Asia, Europe and US have joined together to stop overfishing, illegal catch and use of slave labour
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants to Roll Back internet Neutrality Rules: Here’s What You Need to Know
Pai’s NPRM paints a dark future of an internet entirely controlled by a few large corporations that sell access to it. The NPRM makes it clear that Pai intends to kill the bright-line rules against paid prioritization, throttling and blocking for websites and online services. These rules, and the FCC’s ability to enforce them and adapt them over time, are what keep the internet open and free — not empty promises from cable and phone companies.
Theresa May says the internet must now be regulated
Any excuse will do to censor our major source for the truth
Ross Gittens on why Australia has had 26 years without a recession
This is how fascism takes over a country
US anti-Trump protesters facing decades behind bars
More than 200 anti-Trump protesters are facing felony charges that could land some in prison for 70 to 80 years.
What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but treatments are still far from successful in clinical trials. Here is what we know about the disease, and what is yet to be uncovered.
Prolonged Sleep May Predict Dementia Risk
Data from the Framingham Heart Study has shown that people who consistently sleep more than nine hours each night had double the risk of developing dementia in 10 years as compared to participants who slept for 9 hours or less. Being highly educated may protect against dementia in the presence of long sleep duration,
The Oldest Hominins Could Have Lived in Europe
A new examination of two 7.2 million-year-old fossils from southern Europe suggests that humans split off from the great apes several hundred thousand years earlier than we thought. Scientists analyzing 7.2 million-year-old fossils uncovered in modern-day Greece and Bulgaria suggest a new hypothesis about the origins of humankind, placing it in the Eastern Mediterranean and not — as customarily assumed — in Africa, and earlier than currently accepted. The researchers conclude that Graecopithecus freybergi represents the first pre-humans to exist following the split from the last chimpanzee-human common ancestor.
How fear led to ‘The Negro Motorist Green-Book’
In the 1930s, the freedom of the open road beckoned, but for African Americans traveling in the Jim Crow era, highways could be fraught with peril.
California’s Medicare for All Plan Clears State Senate
We can act to end the nightmare of families who live in fear of getting sick and unable to get the care they need due to the enormous cost. We’ve shown that healthcare is not only a humanitarian imperative for the nation, it is politically feasible, and it is even the fiscally responsible step to take. A fiscal analysis found that the plan could provide universal coverage in the state while actually driving down overall healthcare spending by 18%.
Dutch prisons are closing because the country is so safe
In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn’t have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer. the trend of closing prisons follows a steady drop in crime since 2004.The problem of empty jail cells has even gotten to the point where, last September, the country imported 240 prisoners from Norway just to keep the facilities full. That’s a rate of 69 incarcerations per 100,000 people. The US, meanwhile, has a rate of 716 and 2o8 in Australia.
Monsrum Has Created These Amazing Playgrounds In Denmark
Creative design is good for children
Eight minutes on London Bridge: years of training led to lightning police response
The story of how the police learned to deal with terrorists.
The independence of think-tanks: The Australia-China Relations Institute
In one-page, six-question survey, “East China Sea: What Australians think,” which claims most Australians desire neutrality in this territorial dispute. Yet the survey contains no raw data or details on the methodology employed
Profits, freedom and China’s ‘soft power’ in Australia
The real reason for my ordeal was that they wanted to shut me down and set an example to dissenting views and critical voices among the Chinese diaspora and beyond.
How the new elite signal their status by inconspicuous consumption
Inconspicuous consumption – whether breastfeeding or education – is a means to a better quality of life and improved social mobility for one’s own children, whereas conspicuous consumption is merely an end in itself – simply ostentation. For today’s aspirational class, inconspicuous consumption choices secure and preserve social status, even if they do not necessarily display it.
it is energy efficient, has a lower carbon footprint than cremation, results in almost zero air emissions, mercury from dental amalgams is recycled, the casket is not burned, the by-product (effluent) is safe, embalming fluid is neutralized, medical implants such as pacemakers need not be surgically removed, they remain in tact and can possibly be recycled.
A New Test Could Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Show
Our findings show that high-intensity circulating tumor DNA sequencing is possible and may provide invaluable information for clinical decision-making, potentially without any need for tumor tissue samples. It’s generated 100 times more data than other sequencing techniques.