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Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:41:42 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: A film that accurately predicted what is happening in the Fascist USA RIGHT NOW.

Don't Be a Sucker - 1947

Don't Be a Sucker - 1947


Weirdo Video

Published on Sep 29, 2007

In this anti-fascist film produced by US Military in the wake of WWII, the producers deconstruct the politically motivated social engineering of Germany by the Nazi regime.

Its argument is just as timely today.

Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:14:44 pm »
Depicting the Strength of Irma's Winds with the RTMA 

Sep 15, 2017

This data visualization from NOAA's Visualization Laboratory shows the maximum wind gusts from Hurricane Irma from September 7 to September 10, 2017. Note how the strongest wind gusts are on the north side of the storm track (the faint dotted line). According to the NOAA's National Hurricane Center, Irma's maximum sustained winds ranged from 110 (on 9/10) to near 180 (on 9/7) miles per hour during this period.

This graphic was created with data from the RTMA, or Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis model, which uses surface observation data to create a highly accurate gridded analysis of past weather conditions. The data covers only the Continental United States and coastal areas, so areas of the storm further to the south and east, where Irma was at maximum intensity, are not visible. To see satellite imagery of Irma, visit our image gallery. For information about the 2017 Hurricane Season thus far, check out our Hurricane Tracker.
Referral:   National Hurricane Center's archive of Hurricane Irma advisories
Terms of Use:   Please credit NOAA
Keywords:   hurricane, Irma, RTMA, 2017.09.15


Sand Disturbed by the Passing of Hurricane Irma

Sep 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma didn't just impact land. As seen in these before-and-after true-color images captured by the VIIRS instrument on the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite September 7, 2017 (top) and September 11 (bottom), the storm altered the distribution of sand around the coast of Florida. The light blue color shows sediment suspended in the water, kicked up by the intensity of the storm. According to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, damage to natural resources in the region could be significant.

Although true-color images like this may appear to be photographs of Earth, they aren't. They are created by combining data from the three color channels on the VIIRS instrument sensitive to the red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths of light into one composite image. In addition, data from several other channels are often also included to cancel out or correct atmospheric interference that may blur parts of the image.

Referral:   Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Terms of Use:   Please credit NOAA/NASA
Keywords:   hurricane, Irma, turbidity, NPP, VIIRS, 2017.09.11


Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:59:29 pm »

The Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   

Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:46:10 pm »

Mind-bending Climate Strikes

Posted on September 13, 2017, by Radio Ecoshock
Inhuman heat predicted by new science from Europe. Lead author Simone Russo explains 55 degree C (131 F) heat for U.S., India & China. From Ottawa, climate scientist Paul Beckwith walks us through the forces behind record storms, fires, and floods. Radio Ecoshock 170913

Record-breaking Harvey, followed by the largest hurricane ever seen in the Atlantic, with Hurricane Jose right behind. Add the West engulfed in fire, millions flooded out in Asia – who can keep up in a destabilized climate? We’re going to try this week on Radio Ecoshock. We start with critical new science from Italy about the incredible heat to come. Then our regular guest scientist Paul Beckwith paints the big picture missing in the media. It’s radio that tries hard, in trying times.

Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)



Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:42:09 pm »

Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 16, 2017, 06:50:06 pm »
Photo sott.net

Thursday, 14 September 2017

More very strange weather: Hurricane winds of nearly 100mph kills 3 in Germany as Storm Sebastian heads south!

At least three people have been killed in a large windstorm that swept across Germany. Hurricane-force winds downed trees and toppled scaffolding, with officials warning residents to stay at home. Windstorm Sebastian wreaked havoc across northern and northwestern Germany on Wednesday, killing three people and causing power outages.

Wind gusts of up to 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour were recorded in the northern Harz mountain range, according to the German weather service (DWD).

The North Sea saw gusts of up to 140 kilometres per hour, as residents in northern Germany battled driving downpours.
Three people have been killed as a result of the storm.

A man in a wheelchair died after falling into the Elbe River in the northern city of Hamburg, local firefighters said.

Witnesses saw the man fall into the water where he later drowned despite a rescue effort that included a boat, divers and a helicopter.

Also in Hamburg, a pedestrian died after being hit by scaffolding that fell from the seventh floor of a building, police said.

The man later succumbed to his injuries after being taken to a hospital.
And in the western German spa town of Brilon, a 53-year-old man was killed after he was crushed by a falling tree.

A 20-meter (65-foot) spruce tree fell on the man while he was working in the forest, local police said. Falling trees also caused train delays in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, while the wind caused significant damage to cars and buildings.

The DWD expects the storm to continue battering eastern Germany into the night, with parts of southern Germany expecting hurricane-force winds as well.

Several regions have warned residents to stay at home while emergency services attempt to clear the roads of fallen branches and repair power outages.

Florida Hurricane Irma footage below:


Renewables / Re: Wind Power
« on: September 16, 2017, 06:21:04 pm »

GE Targets Low-to-Medium Wind Speed With Newest 4.8-MW Wind Turbine

September 12, 2017

By Renewable Energy World Editors

GE Renewable Energy this week unveiled its new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine, the company’s largest high efficiency turbine to date.

The wind turbine is equipped with a 158-meter rotor and a range of tip heights up to 240 meters. The combination of a larger rotor and tall towers enables the turbine to take advantage of higher wind speeds and produce more energy, said the company.

According to GE the turbine’s 77-meter high-tech carbon blades, improved loads and controls, and taller, more cost-effective towers were developed thanks to close partnerships with LM Wind Power, Blade Dynamics and GE’s Global Research Center. The blades also feature one of the industry’s smallest Bolt Circle Diameters, keeping manufacturing and logistical costs to a minimum, said GE.

The company said that it took input from more than 30 customers around the world and also leveraged the intelligence gathered from across the company’s 30,000+ fleet of wind turbines to create this new generation asset.

Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business said, “The 4.8–158 design…is well suited for low-to-medium wind speed regions worldwide — examples include Germany, Turkey and Australia — as well as for mechanisms like auctions, as countries around the world are putting an increased emphasis on lowering the cost of energy.”


Climate Change / Re: Future Earth
« on: September 16, 2017, 02:39:53 pm »
IT simply DOES NOT MATTER what the 'real world", "real politik" geopolitical power structure mankind has now is.

Last part of a lengthy post on the problems we are faced with:

Today, several countries have, as do we, a much greater industrial capacity. It is inaccurate to claim that we cannot produce sufficient renewable energy devices in a decade or so to replace the internal combustion engine everywhere in our civilization. The industrial capacity is there and is easily provable by asking some simple questions about the fossil fuel powered ICE status quo:

How long do ICE powered machines last?

How much energy does it require to mine the raw materials and manufacture the millions of engines wearing out and being replaced day in and day out?

What happens if ALL THAT INDUSTRIAL CAPACITY is, instead, dedicated to manufacturing Renewable Energy machines?

IOW, if there is a ten to twenty year turnover NOW in our present civilization involving manufacture and replacement of the ICEs we use, why can't we retool and convert the entire ICE fossil fuel dependent civilization to a Renewable Energy Machine dependent civilization?

1) The industrial capacity is certainly there to do it EASILY in two decades and maybe just ten years with a concerted push.

2) Since Renewable Energy machines use LESS metal and do not require high temperature alloys, a cash for clunkers worldwide program could obtain more than enough metal raw material without ANY ADDITIONAL MINING  (except for rare earth minerals - a drop in the bucket - :icon_mrgreen: LOL- compared to all the mining presently done for metals to build the ICE) by just recycling the ICE parts into Renewable Energy machines.

3) Just as in WWII, but on a worldwide scale, the recession/depression would end as millions of people were put to work on the colossal transition to Renewable Energy.

HOWEVER, despite our ABILITY to TRANSITION TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY, we "CAN'T DO IT" ???  because the fossil fuel industry has tremendous influence on the worldwide political power structure from the USA to Middle  East to Russia to China.

IOW, it was NEVER

1. An energy problem,

2. A "laws of thermodynamics" problem,

3. A mining waste and pollution problem,

4. A lack of wind or sun problem,

5. An environmental problem,

6. An industrial capacity problem or

7. A technology problem.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE ABOVE excuses for claiming Renewable Energy cannot replace Fossil Fuels are STRAWMEN presented to the public for the express purpose of convincing us of the half truth that without fossil fuels, civilization will collapse.

It was ALWAYS a POLITICAL PROBLEM of the fossil fuel industry not wanting to relinquish their stranglehold on the world's geopolitical make up.

It drives them insane to think that Arizona and New Mexico can provide more power than all the oil in the Middle East. Their leverage over lawmakers and laws to avoid environmental liability is directly proportional to their market share of global energy supplies.

They are treatened by Renewable Energy and have mobilized to hamper its growth as much as possible through various propaganda techniques using all the above strawmen.   

It is TRUE that civilization will collapse and a huge die off will occur without fossil fuels IF, and ONLY IF, Renewable Energy does not replace fossil fuels. It is blatantly obvious that we need energy to run our civilization.

It is ALSO TRUE that if we continue to burn fossil fuels in ICEs, Homo sapiens will become extinct.
This is not hyperbole. We ALREADY have baked in conditions, that take about three decades to fully develop, that have placed us in a climate like the one that existed over 3 million years ago.

We DID NOT thrive in those conditions or multiply. This is a fact. We barely survived until a couple of hundred thousand years ago when the weather became friendlier and even then we didn't really start to populate the planet until about 10,000 years ago.

The climate 3 million years ago was, basically, mostly lethal to Homo Sapiens. To say that we have technology and can handle it is a massive dodge of our responsibility for causing this climate crisis (and ANOTHER strawman from Exxon "We will adapt to that" CEO).

Fossil fuel corporations DO NOT want to be held liable for the damage they have caused, so, even as they allow Renewable Energy to have a niche in the global energy picture, will use that VERY NICHE (see rare earth mining and energy to build PV and wind turbines) to blame Renewables for environmental damage.

In summary, the example of the Liberty ships is proof we CAN TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY in, at most, a couple of decades if we decide to do it but WON'T do it because of the fossil fuel industry's stranglehold on political power, financing and laws along with the powerful propaganda machine they control.

Three different future scenarios

What can we expect from the somewhat dismal prospects for Homo sapiens?

1) Terrible weather and melted polar ice caps with an increase in average wind velocity in turn causing more beach erosion from gradually rising sea level and wave action. The oceans will become more difficult to traverse because of high wave action and more turbulent seas. The acidification will increase the dead zones and reduce aquatic life diversity. But you've heard all this before so I won't dwell on the biosphere problems that promise to do us in.

2) As Renewable Energy devices continue to make inroads in fossil fuel profits, expect an engineered    partial civilizational collapse in a large city to underline the "you are all going to die without fossil fuels" propaganda pushed to avoid liability for the increasingly "in your face" climate extremes. ;)

3) Less democracy and less freedom of expression from some governments and more democracy and freedom of expression from other governments in 

direct proportion to the percent penetration of Renewable energy machines in powering their countries (more RE, more freedom)

and an inverse proportion to the power of their "real politik" Fossil Fuel lobbies in countries. (more FF power, less freedom).

The bottom line, as Guy McPherson says, is that NATURE BATS LAST. Nature has millions of "bats". Homo SAP has a putrid fascist parasite bleeding it to death and poisoning it at the same time. The parasite cannot survive without us so it is allowing us to get a tiny IV to keep us alive a little longer (a small percentage of renewable energy machines).  It won't work.

But the parasite has a plan. The IV will be labelled a "parasite" (the villain and guilty party) when Homo SAP finally figures out he is going to DIE if he doesn't fix this "bleeding and poison" problem. Then the real parasite will try to morph into a partially symbiotic organism and Homo SAP will muddle through somehow.

I think that the parasite doesn't truly appreciate the severity of Mother Nature's "bat".

Three future Scenarios:

1. If the parasite (as a metaphor for a fossil fuel powered civilization) does not DIE TOTALLY, I don't think any of us will make it.   

2. If the the parasite takes MORE than 20 years to die, some of us will make it but most of us won't.

3. If, in 2017 (revised to 2018  ;D), when the north pole has the first ice free summer, all the governments of the Earth join in a crash program to deep six the use of fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine within a ten year period, most of us will make it.   

A word about political power and real politik living in a fossil fuel fascist dystopia.

IT simply DOES NOT MATTER what the 'real world", "real politik" geopolitical power structure mankind has now is. IT DOES NOT MATTER how powerful the fossil fuel industry is in human affairs. The ICE and fossil fuels have to go or Mother Nature will kill us, PERIOD.

Pass it on. You never know when somebody on the wrong side of the Darwininan fence will read it and join the effort to save humanity.

Save as many as you can!

Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 16, 2017, 02:03:27 pm »
Dangerous PTC 15 headed for Eastern Caribbean; Hurricane Jose Headed Towards New England
Above:  MODIS view of Potential Tropical Cyclone 15 on Saturday morning, September 16, 2017. Image credit: NASA.

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  September 16, 2017, 11:46 AM EDT


A strong tropical wave located at 11 am EDT Saturday about 755 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands was headed west at about 22 mph, and was designated Potential Tropical Cyclone 15 (PTC 15, formerly 96L) by NHC. Tropical storm watches were hoisted for the islands of St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Dominica, and PTC 15 has the potential to be a hurricane by the time it passes through the Lesser Antilles Islands on Tuesday morning. In their 8 am EDT Saturday Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave PTC 15 2-day and 5-day odds of development of 90%.

PTC 15 had very favorable conditions for development on Saturday morning. Wind shear was light, 5 - 10 knots, SSTs were a very warm 29 – 29.5°C (84 - 85°F), and relative humidity at mid-levels of the atmosphere (as analyzed by the 12Z Saturday run of the SHIPS model) was moderately moist--about 60%. Satellite loops showed that PTC 15 had a good deal of spin, and heavy thunderstorm activity was steadily increasing and growing more organized, with several curved low-level spiral bands forming. There was no obvious surface circulation center, but is likely to form by Saturday evening. The first hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate PTC 15 on Sunday afternoon.

Figure 3. GOES-16 view of Hurricane Jose at 11 am EDT September 16, 2017. Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB. GOES-16 data is considered preliminary and non-operational.

Hurricane Jose headed towards New England

Detailed article:


Agelbert NOTE: Jose, can you see D.C.? I certainly hope so. May God guide Hurricane Jose to the DOOR of all those Fossil Fuel Industry bought and paid fors in D.C. 

The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Psalm 9:16-20 King James Version (KJV)

Fossil Fuel Folly / Re: Fossil Fuel Propaganda Modus Operandi
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:49:38 pm »

TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

September 14, 2017

A documentary special 
reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)


Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:08:10 pm »
Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

 Sean Szymkowski

Sep 15, 2017


The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented.

A handful of utility companies across the United States have offered generous discounts, likely backed by Nissan itself, to move the current-generation Leaf from dealerships to driveways.

All of this has occurred as the 2018 Nissan Leaf prepares to launch early next year in North America.

Full article:


Geopolitics / Re: Money
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:44:30 pm »

Economic Update: Corporate Capitalism in Decline

Friday, September 15, 2017

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment

This week's episode discusses capitalism and hurricanes, poverty, how hookworm has returned in the US, the economics of elite universities' tax avoidance and more.


General Discussion / Re: Weird Science
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:15:48 pm »

Joe Scott

Published on Sep 11, 2017

NASA vs SpaceX: Who Will Get To Mars First? | Answers With Joe

General Discussion / Re: Non-routine News
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:07:46 pm »
SpaceX Blooper Reel – How Not to Land a Rocket at Sea  :P

By Mike Schuler on Sep 14, 2017 08:54 am

Elon Musk could be the only person in the world who could create a video like this and actually be cool about it, but I guess this is just the cost of doing business when you’re trying to sell your reusable space rockets to NASA. Then again this blooper reel is almost the epitome of the famous Elon Musk quote: “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

SpaceX landed its first reusable Falcon 9 rocket on the “droneship” in 2016 and earlier this year it achieved its first successful reflight, which the company described as a major milestone on the road to full and rapid rocket reusability.


Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:32:06 pm »

Irma Reflections — Charging My Nissan LEAF After Mother Nature Aimed & Hit Two Trump States

September 15th, 2017 by Cynthia Shahan


I’ll stick to the subject of electric vehicles. It’s not good to mention climate change unless the Trump supporter is tired out from boarding the house with storm shutters (and wondering if they will have a roof soon). Warm waters = larger storms, hurricanes, monsoons. This costs lives, homes, and billions if not trillions of dollars of economic damage. Being “pro life” and “pro fossil fuels” doesn’t make sense it’s an emotional oxymoron.  

The day before Irma — plenty of chargers available.


RamboSTiTCH • 9 hours ago
I enjoyed the writing style, very artistic feel, made it sound more personal... like a diary.

cynthia Irene RamboSTiTCH • 8 hours ago
Thank you. We all enjoy different approaches. I do just ramble on a bit much..

agelbert cynthia Irene • 7 hours ago
Great Article!

I'm looking at a Leaf lease or purchase and am studying the ownwer's manual. It seems that the ideal battery state is between 30% and 80% in order to make it last as long as possible. Also, that slow charging is better for the longevity than fast charging. I am retired, so I will never even need a level two type of charging, never mind a fast charge level 3.

My question for you is, do you start the air conditioner a few minutes before getting into the car (while the power cable is still connected to the house so as not to use battery power)?

Can you do that without a cell phone from an internet connected PC? I don't have a cell phone.

I live in Vermont so I would consider doing this in winter for heating (also for battery heating when the temp goes below -1F as the manual states) and every now and then in summer.

Also, can you make the charger stop at 80% or are you just limited to a certain amount of time? Since I rarely drive more than 8 or ten miles in any given day (several days can go by without any driving), I want the car kept between 30% and 80% battery state most of the time.

I appreciate your advice.

Omega Centauri  agelbert • in 11 minutes
I keep my wife's Leaf in that range. A little bit of mental arithmetic and I have the desired charging time. For level 2, I figure and 1.7KWhours for ten percent, which is about 16minutes.

Omega Centauri
• in an hour
Thank you!

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