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The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle….!

 

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2017; The Year the Ministry of Truth Shuts Off Alt.

The Legalization of Child Pedophilia; A Very Sick World

California is Dying; So Goes our World

A fascinating perspective on the near future and its effect on various industries and people:

 

The FUTURE is approaching  faster than one can handle….!

 

In 1998, Kodak had  170,000 employees and sold  85% of all photo paper worldwide.  Within just a few years,  their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.
What  happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years and, most people  won’t see it coming.
Did you think in 
1998 that 3 years later you would never  take pictures on film again?

Yet digital cameras were  invented in 1975.  The first ones only had  10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law.  So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. 

It will now happen  again with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and  electric cars, education, 3Dprinting, agriculture and  jobs.   Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.  Welcome to the Exponential  Age .      

 

Software will disrupt most  traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

 

Uber is just a software tool,  they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest  taxi company in the  world.

 

Airbnb is now the biggest hotel  company in the world, although they don’t own any  properties.

 

Artificial  Intelligence:  Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world .  This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world,  10 years  earlier than expected.

 

In the US , young   lawyers already don’t get jobs.   Because of IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice  (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with  90% accuracy compared with  70% accuracy when done by  humans.

 

So if you study law, stop  immediately.  There will be 90% less lawyers in the  future, only specialists will  remain.

 

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer,  its 4 times more accurate than  human nurses.

 

Facebook now has a  pattern recognition software that can recognize faces  better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

 

Autonomous  cars  : In  2018 the first self driving cars  will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will  start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car  anymore.  You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your  location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to  park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be  productive while driving.

 

Our kids will never get a  driver’s licence and will never own a car.

It will change the cities,  because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.  We can transform former parking spaces into parks.

 

1.2 million people die each  year in car accidents worldwide.  We now have one accident every 60,000  miles  (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in  6million miles  (10 million km). That will save  a million lives each  year.

 

Most car companies will  probably become bankrupt.  Traditional car companies  try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple,  Google)  will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on  wheels.

 

Many engineers from  Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla.

 

Insurance  companies will have massive trouble  because without accidents, the insurance will become  100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

 

Real  estate  will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people  will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighbourhood.

 

Electric cars will become  mainstream about 2020.  Cities will be less noisy  because all new cars will run on electricity.

 

Electricity will become  incredibly cheap and clean:  Solar production has been  on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.

 

Last year, more solar energy  was installed worldwide than fossil.  Energy companies  are desperately trying to limit  access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar  installations, but that can’t last.  Technology will take care of  that strategy.

 

With cheap electricity comes  cheap and abundant water. Desalination   of salt  water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@  0.25 cents). We don’t have  scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.   Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

 

Health: The  Tricorder  X price  will be announced this year.  There are companies who will build a  medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works  with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample  and you breath into it.

 

It then analyses  54 bio-markers that will identify nearly  any disease..  It will be cheap, so in a  few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class  medical analysis, nearly for free Goodbye, medical  establishment.

 

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from  $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it  became 100 times faster. All major  shoe companies have already started 3D printing  shoes.

 

Some spare airplane parts  are already 3D printed in remote airports.  The space station now has a printer that eliminates the  need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

 

At the end of this year, new  smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print  your perfect shoe at home.

 

In China, they already 3D printed and built a  complete 6-storey office building.  By  2027, 10% of everything that’s being   produced will be 3D printed.

 

Business  opportunities: If you think of a niche  you want to go in, first ask yourself: “In the future, do I think we will have that?” and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?

 

If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea.  And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.

 

Work : 70-80% of jobs will disappear in  the next 20 years. There will be a lot  of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a short time.  This will require a rethink on wealth distribution.              

 

Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then  become managers of their field instead of working all day on their  fields.

 

Aeroponics will need much less water.  The first Petri dish produced veal, is now available and will be  cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural  surfaces is used for cows.  Imagine if we don’t need that space  anymore.

 

There are several start-ups  who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.  It contains  more protein than meat. It will be labelled as “alternative protein source”  (because most people still reject the idea of eating  insects).

 

There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in  which mood youre in.  By   2020 there will be apps that can  tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying.  Imagine a  political debate where it’s being displayed when  theyre telling the truth and  when theyre not.

California is Dying; So Goes our World

Wake up the Sleeping Ignorant Sheeple folks, time is short for all.

The series of articles below, just over the past year and change, shows the mass die off going on all over and around California, as a microcosm of the world gone wild, macrocosm.

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How extreme, anomalous, and unnatural was the divide between extreme cold and record heat in the US on Sunday? The map below shows a shocking scenario.

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http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/geoengineering-winter-weather-warfare-assault-continues/

The increasingly extreme temperature swings are wreaking havoc on all life forms.

Geoengineering is making our severe problems for future life much, much worse.  Look at this image of weather in the US the other day. The coldest being right over the Dakota Pipeline protestors..and now they are weaponizing drones over the Protestors.

The bullseye of impact from “Winter Storm Europa” was yet again directed toward the Dakotas.

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Ice storms are now almost always seen in the transition zones between warm flows of moisture (used as fuel for the engineered winter weather events) and the core of the chemically ice nucleated zones.

The Dakota Water Protectors have been consistently and severely impacted by extreme “winter weather”. This has occurred even after the US experienced its warmest autumn ever recorded. Is this also just a coincidence? The video animation below has captured the chemical ice nucleation process being carried out by the climate engineers. Warm (far above freezing) flows of moisture can clearly be seen “flashing out” to snow for no apparent reason (meteorologically speaking). The power structure paid disinformation sources like “The Weather Channel” have now called this process “changing over to snow”.  Official sources of weather forecasting and information are simply covering the tracks of the climate engineers as they have been paid to do. The radar loop shown below is undeniable proof of “chemical ice nucleation for weather modification”.

Here in California care that die off is going on all around them ,while they eat their wine and cheese and pretend its not happening by willful ignorance, though after the ‘WE’ve been TRumped” selection, many of the bleeding heart liberals, who wish that their vote would changed the world, so they don’t have to act, would make it all better, after Obombeverynation got a pass for eight years even though he could not even close the one issue he said he would, even with Executive Order privelage Gitmo.

Now we have a retired General Kelly, who ran Gitmo and previous, ran the invasion of Iraq, coming to run Dept of HOmeland Insecurity. Does anyone wonder why they would appointment one of the highest ranking Generals of war to oversea the US at this time…

The Pro-Guantánamo, Anti-Drug Views of DHS General John Kelly

…right after they put former DHS Jesuit, Janet Nepalitano, as head of the UC SChool system to work with Jesuit trained Governor, Jerry Brown…

Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security chief, to head UC

The world is in mass die off. GEoengineering is making things infinitely worse. The trees are crying for our help…as we cut them down for a few days of xmas consumerism…WTF!. The fish are dying, the kelp forests, the crabs, the sea urchins, and photoplankton, that feeds all marine life to start the fish chain, the whales are dying of UV radiation on their backs, seals are mass beaching and radiation from Fukishima continues to increase.

The forests around the world are dying a quick and painful death, California is leading the way

Dying trees

102 million dead California trees ‘unprecedented in our modern history,’ officials say

Thanx for helping sound the alarm in these critical times, pass it on.

San Rafael China Camp oyster die-off documented in new study

Collapse of kelp forest imperils North Coast ocean ecosystem

Oregon crabbing delayed again by biotoxins

Breaking: China Shuts Down Dungeness Crab Exports from US

Toxic algae alert issued for Russian River

Rapid die-off of urchins and sea stars foretells climate change

Whales getting sunburnt ‘because of holes in the ozone layer’

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’

Why are sea lions dying off the coast of California

On California’s Coast, Farewell to the King Salmon

More than 155000 trout die at American River ..

Growing mega-cities will displace vast tracts of farmland by 2030, study says

North Pole Temperatures May Soar to 50 Degrees Above Normal

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To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.

~Thomas Merton~

Climate link to glacier retreat now irrefutable

North Pole Temperatures May Soar to 50 Degrees Above Normal

Vanishing: The Extinction Crisis Is Worse Than You Think
When permafrost melts, what happens to all of that stored carbon?

A Flood of Warm Water the Size of 30 Amazon Rivers is Melting One of East Antarctica’s Largest Glaciers

Mainstream Media Normalizing Geoengineering for Saving the Planet

Life On Earth Is Dying; Thousands Of Species Cease To Exit

Damn, the South Pacific is getting hammered lately

Posted on 12/17/2016 by Wirecutter

Papua New Guinea has been rocked by a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
The quake hit the southwestern Pacific country about 46km east of Taron, shortly before 10pm AEDT on Saturday.
It was also recorded at a depth of 73km.
Authorities have warned residents to expect serious aftershocks which have the potential to cause building damage and falling debris.
Experts have also issued a tsunami warning following the 8.0 magnitude quake.

Largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Great Barrier Reef in 2016

Trump Declares All-Out War on Environment With Fossil Fuel-Loving Cabinet

Thunderstorm Asthma Hits Kuwait 10 Days After Melbourne… Bio Warfare?

 

Only 10 days after Melbourne was attacked with Thunderstorm Asthma we have the same occurrence of this VERY VERY VERY RARE PHENOMENON happening across the world in Kuwait. This is not a coincidence. Both places don’t have similar pollen problems.
This is BIO WARFARE. This is as a result of Geoengineering (CHEMTRAILS) which have taken place for many years now. The consequences are now being exposed.
We tried to warn everyone over 5 years ago but as always people turn a blind eye to anything that resembles the truth.
Is it too late? We shall see in the coming months and years.

http://yournewswire.com/bio-warfare-s…

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news…

Alt News Sites Under Attack; BIG RED SCARE REDUX II !?!

Amerika is an American television miniseries that was broadcast in 1987 on ABC. The miniseries inspired a novelization entitled Amerika: The Triumph of the American Spirit. Amerika starred Kris Kristofferson, Mariel Hemingway, Sam Neill, Robert Urich, and a 17-year-old Lara Flynn Boyle in her first major role. Amerika was about life in the United States after a bloodless takeover engineered by the Soviet Union. Not wanting to depict the actual takeover, ABC Entertainment president Brandon Stoddard set the miniseries ten years after the event, focusing on the demoralized American people a decade after the Soviet conquest. The intent, he later explained, was to explore the American spirit under such conditions, not to portray the conflict of the Soviet coup.

Described in promotional materials as “the most ambitious American miniseries ever created,” Amerika aired for 14½ hours (including commercials) over seven nights (beginning February 15, 1987), and reportedly cost US$40 million to produce.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerika_(miniseries)

Jim Tracy’s Memoryhole.com has been shuttered for no reason. Vigilant Citizen was written up for the Pizzagate breakdown of gross pedophilia in D.C…now they list all the Ruskie Websites, by the Wash Po, of all hit pieces.  Here comes the BIG RED SCARE REDUX II

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Update 12.3.16

House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting “Russian Propaganda” Websites

On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against “Russian propaganda fake news”, with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017”, sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on “offenders.”

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If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hMalcolm Little Xating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

~ Malcolm X, Born in 1925, assassinated in 1965

RED SCARE I: A Jesuit Creation

(The Edmonds School of Foreign Service @ Georgetown University is named after Edmond Walsh.)

On the day that McCarthyism was born, and unseasonably warm spell was broken in Washington, D.C. It was January 7, 1950, and record-breaking temperatures — on the 6th it had reached 72 degrees — gave way tjoe-mcarthyo a return of winter cold. Winds announcing the cold front blew through the city at 40 mph, causing minor damage to a couple trees and a storefront window.

That night, a meeting took place at the Colony restaurant, a four-star establishment in downtown Washington. Attending were four men: Georgetown University politics professor Charles Kraus, attorney William A. Roberts, Fr. Edmund A. Walsh, a Jesuit and the head of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Of the four men, of course, the most notorious is Senator McCarthy. Since his downfall in 1954 McCarthy has gone from politician to alcoholic fiend, an all-purpose chimera for anyone warning against everything from illegal searches to mildly aggressive questioning. But the perhaps the more important man to history on the night of January 7 was Edmund Walsh, the Georgetown Jesuit.

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Congress Approves Measure for Crusade Against “Fake News” — Using DoD Funding

The effort grew out of the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act and would supposedly stick to foreign targets. However, the Snowden revelations made us well aware that government is ready and willing to turn its powers on domestic targets — without notification. The fact that this $160 million, two-year authorization is being advanced through the annual military budget makes it all the more disconcerting. Under the guise of the war on terror, the NDAA has been used to increase Executive authority, and the 2012 version went so far as to authorize the indefinite military detention of U.S. civilians without habeus corpus.

Washington Post Promotes Shadowy Website That Accuses 200 Publications of Being Russian Propaganda Plants

 

alt-news-hit-listAs scrutiny of PropOrNot increases, its credibility is rapidly unraveling. But that has not stopped Beltway media wiseguys and Democratic political operatives from hyping its claims. Fake news and Russian propaganda have become the great post-election moral panic, a creeping Sharia-style conspiracy theory for shell-shocked liberals. Hoping to punish the dark foreign forces they blame for rigging the election, many of these insiders have latched onto a McCarthyite campaign that calls for government investigations of a wide array of alternative media outlets.

According to PropOrNot’s website, Russia is staging a hostile takeover of America’s alternative online media environment “in order to Make Russia Great Again (as a new ‘Eurasian’ empire stretching from Dublin to Vladisvostok), on the other. That means preserving Russian allies like Bashar al-Assad in Syria, breaking up the ‘globalist’ EU, NATO, and US-aligned trade and defense organizations, and getting countries to join ‘Eurasianist’ Russian equivalents… Or else.”

The message is clear: Stamp out the websites blacklisted by PropOrNot,or submit to the malevolent influence of Putin’s “new global empire.”

Among the websites listed by PropOrNot as “allies” are a number of groups funded by the U.S. government or NATO. They include InterpreterMag, an anti-Russian media monitoring blog funded through Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, an arm of the U.S. government, which is edited by the hardline neoconservative Michael Weiss. Polygraph Fact Check, another project of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty aimed at Russian misinformation, is listed as an “ally.” So is Bellingcat, the crowdsourced military analysis blog run by Elliot Higgins through the Atlantic Council, which receives funding from the U.S. State Department, various Gulf monarchies and the weapons industry. (Bellingcat is directly funded by Google, according to Higgins.)

Despite the Washington Post’s charitable description of PropOrNot as a group of independent-minded researchers dedicated to protecting the integrity of American democracy, the shadowy group bears many of the qualities of the red enemies it claims to be battling. In addition to its blacklist of Russian dupes, it lists a collection of outlets funded by the U.S. State Department, NATO and assorted tech and weapons companies as “allies.” PropOrNot’s methodology is so shabby it is able to peg widely read outlets like Naked Capitalism, a leading left-wing financial news blog, as Russian propaganda operations.

Though the supposed experts behind PropOrNot remain unknown, the site has been granted a veneer of credibility thanks to the Washington Post, and journalists from the New York Times, including deputy Washington editor Jonathan Weissman to former Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer, are hailing Timberg’s story as Pulitzer-level journalism. “Russia appears to have successfully hacked American democracy,” declared Sahil Kapur, the senior political reporter for Bloomberg. The dead-enders of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president have also seized on PropOrNot’s claims as proof that the election was rigged, with Clinton confidant and Center For American Progress president Neera Tanden declaring, “Wake up people,” as she blasted out the Washington Post article on Russian black ops.

PropOrNot’s malicious agenda is clearly spelled out on its website. While denying McCarthyite intentions, the group is openly attempting to compel “formal investigations by the U.S. government, because the kind of folks who make propaganda for brutal authoritarian oligarchies are often involved in a wide range of bad business.” The group also seeks to brand major progressive politics sites (and a number of prominent right-wing opinion outlets) as “‘gray’ fake-media propaganda outlets” influenced or directly operated by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). It can then compel Facebook and Google to ban them, denying them the ad revenue they rely on to survive.

Though PropOrNot’s hidden authors claim, “we do not reach our conclusions lightly,” the group’s methodology leaves more than enough room to smear an outlet on political grounds. Among the criteria PropOrNot identifies as clear signs of Russian propaganda are, “Support for policies like Brexit, and the breakup of the EU and Eurozone” and, “Opposition to Ukrainian resistance to Russia and Syrian resistance to Assad.”

Washington Post Reporter Spreads Blacklist of Independent Journalist Sites

Timberg and the Washington Post, which is owned by the billionaire CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, are being stridently called out as McCarthyites for an article published on Thanksgiving Day that cited unnamed “experts” at a shadowy group called PropOrNot to smear 200 alternative media sites as tools of Russia. The blacklist included some of the most informed and courageous voices on the Internet like Naked Capitalism, Truthout, CounterPunch, and Truthdig, where the brilliant Chris Hedges, part of a New York Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002, regularly asks the uncomfortable questions — like this one: “When we look back on this sad, pathetic period in American history we will ask the questions all who have slid into despotism ask. Why were we asleep? How did we allow this to happen? Why didn’t we see it coming? Why didn’t we resist?”

Theories abound as to why Timberg would write such a shoddily sourced article and smear some of the best writing and thinking on the Internet. One line of thought is that corporate media is struggling to survive financially and needs to take out its competition. Others see something far more nefarious. Max Blumenthal sums it up this way at AlterNet:

“Fake news and Russian propaganda have become the great post-election moral panic, a creeping Sharia-style conspiracy theory for shell-shocked liberals. Hoping to punish the dark foreign forces they blame for rigging the election, many of these insiders have latched onto a McCarthyite campaign that calls for government investigations of a wide array of alternative media outlets.”

Many of the articles trashing Timberg refer to him as a “technology reporter” for the Post because that’s currently the description under his articles. His background is far more complicated. For starters, his agent, Gillian MacKenzie, states on her web site that she “was a five year term member of The Council on Foreign Relations.” The Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is Robert Rubin, the Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton who played a major role in the deregulation of Wall Street and the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act which set in motion the historic financial collapse in 2008. CFR’s Corporate Program includes approximately 200 multi-national corporations.

Timberg’s official bio shows that his earlier tenure at the Washington Post included a stint as Bureau Chief in Johannesburg where he covered political crises in Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. He later became Deputy Editor for National Security and finally moved to his current post as Technology Correspondent. But when we say “technology,” we’re not talking about laptops. In this 2013 C-Span video, Timberg talks about facial recognition technology being used by law enforcement for surveillance. In this 2014 C-Span video, Timberg interviews Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, on the revelations of the NSA’s mass surveillance program. The interview is conducted at the right-wing Cato Institute – a nonprofit that was secretly under the partial ownership of the Koch Brothers for decades.

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Not Pretty and Nice News O’ Day; 11.19.16

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The North Pole Is Now In A Death Spiral

not good for humanity, not good at all.

Empathy: Medicine for a Wounded World

War on Cash Intensifies: Citibank to Stop Accepting Cash at Some Branches

Less than a week after India’s surprise move to scrap its highest denomination cash notes, another front in the War on Cash has intensified down under in Australia. Yesterday, banking giant UBS proposed that eliminating Australia’s $100 and $50 bills would be “good for the economy and good for the banks.” (How convenient that a bank would propose something that’s good for banks!)

At This Current Pace, A Record-Shattering 2.4 Trillion Dollars Will Be Added To The National Debt This Year

Barack Obama is about to become the 20 trillion dollar man. With less than two months to go in his second term, the U.S. national debt stands less than 150 billion dollars away from the 20 trillion dollar mark. And at the pace that the debt is increasing, it seems almost certain that we will cross 20 trillion dollars before Inauguration Day. After promising us that “deficits are under control”, the federal debt jumped by more than 1.3 trillion dollars last fiscal year, and so far this year it is on pace to rise by a record-shattering 2.4 trillion dollars. This is a recipe for national suicide, and yet it wasn’t even a major issue during the recently concluded presidential campaign.

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Plaguing Children Stumps CDC

‘Extreme Surveillance’ Becomes UK Law with Barely a Whimper

A bill giving the UK intelligence agencies and police the most sweeping surveillance powers in the western world has passed into law with barely a whimper, meeting only token resistance over the past 12 months from inside parliament and barely any from outside.The Investigatory Powers Act, given royal assent on Thursday, legalises a whole range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services unmatched by any other country in western Europe or even the US.

US whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted: “The UK has just legalised the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy. It goes further than many autocracies.”

The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Congressman Will Be in Charge of the CIA

Mike Pompeo is an extremist who stokes fears of Muslims and talks of executing Edward Snowden.

Congressman Mike Pompeo was the single largest recipient of campaign funds from the Koch Brothers in 2010.

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Yes, Jeff Sessions Is A Flaming Racist, White Segregationist

National Security Pick, Mike Flynn,Who He Is And Why It Should Terrify Us

Trump Considering Crony Infrastructure Bank

This is absolutely horrific news. Donald Trump transition official Steven Mnuchin (ex-Goldman Sachs, ex-Soros), who is considered a candidate for Treasury Secretary, told reporters in New York that the new administration was exploring the creation of an infrastructure bank. Banksters have been promoting an infrastructure bank idea for a very long time. They tried to push it in the Obama administration but Obama didn’t bite.

Google Gets a Seat on the Trump Transition Team

Google is among the many major corporations whose surrogates are getting key roles on Donald Trump’s transition team. Joshua Wright has been put in charge of transition efforts at the influential Federal Trade Commission after pulling off the rare revolving-door quadruple-play, moving from Google-supported academic work to government – as an FTC commissioner – back to the Google gravy train and now back to the government.

Trump’s Picks For AG & CIA Happy To Undermine Civil Liberties, Increase Surveillance

This is (unfortunately) not a huge surprise, but it appears that a Trump administration is going to be much worse for civil liberties and surveillance. Earlier today, Donald Trump named his choices to head the CIA — Rep. Mike Pompeo — and to be the next Attorney General — Senator Jeff Sessions — and both have terrible records on surveillance, civil liberties and whistleblowing. They also are problematic in other areas, but in the areas where we cover, it’s not looking good. Let’s start with Pompeo. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal back in January of this year, Pompeo called for expanding surveillance powers rather than limiting them. He criticized the USA Freedom Act and any other attempt to even moderately cut back on surveillance and said we had to go the other direction, claiming “What’s needed is a fundamental upgrade to America’s surveillance capabilities.”

Tech Revolution Making Humans Obsolete: How Will Trump Deal With It?

An age of revolution is upon us. We can all feel to some extent the importance of the time we are living in. Populist movements have toppled long standing establishments across the world. Donald J. Trump was just elected President of the United States. Amidst the election cycle chaos we have lost sight of one of the other major revolutions impacting our world. We didn’t hear about it during the debates, either. The technological revolution will play a major role in Donald Trump’s presidency. He will have to deal with the pressing reality of human jobs being displaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

  The Strange History of Steve Bannon and the Biosphere 2 Experiment

Bad boy Steven Bannon has been trying to sabotage environmental research for decades.

Trump Empire Contains ‘Most Blatant Conflicts of Interest in History’

DOJ Civil Rights Lawyers Ponder Future Under Potentially ‘Terrifying’ Trump Presidency

 

Obama Sets New Record for Regulations – 81,640 Pages in 2016

By Joseph Jankowski The Obama Administration has just shattered the previous record for pages of regulations and rules published by the Federal Register in a single…

Iphones secretly send your call history to Apple’s cloud, even after you tell them not to

Apple has acknowledged that its Icloud service is a weak link in its security model, because by design Apple can gain access to encrypted data stored in its customers’ accounts, which means that the company can be hacked, coerced or tricked into revealing otherwise secure customer data to law enforcement, spies and criminals. So it’s alarming to learn that Iphones are designed to synch your call history — which includes calls placed over Skype, Whatsapp and Viber — to your Icloud account, even if you have turned this setting off. To make things worse, this synch operation is hidden from you: this data is not visible when you browse your Icloud account, but Apple still has it.

 

UC Irvine Professors Modify Curriculum To Prepare Students For “Life Under An Avowed White Supremacist President”

For over a week now we have all sat grinding our teeth as we read story after story of our precious, millennial, snowflake children melting down at universities around the country over Trump’s victory. Some took to the street to protest and destroy private property while others were just so distraught that they convinced professors to postpone tests or simply cancel classes altogether so they could stay in bed all day. Well, some professors at the University of California Irvine have decided to be a bit more proactive in addressing the psychological needs of their distressed students who are all apparently finding it very difficult to exist in Trump’s new America. Specifically, professors of the university’s composition department have a decided to craft a whole new syllabus that will “help prepare our students for life under an avowed white supremacist presidential administration.”

Who’s Behind The Portland Riots? 60% Of Arrested Anti-Trump Protesters Were From Out Of State, Didn’t Vote

Two months ago, Charlotte police confirmed that 70% of those arrested during the riots were from out-of-state. 18 months before that, as the riots flared in Ferguson, George Soros spurred the protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to financial records reviewed by The Washington Times. And now, amid more headlines of Soros’ involvement, KGW reports that more than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland were from out of state.

For The Arctic Ocean Above 80 North, It’s Still Summer in November

CHEMTRAILS AND TREE CARNAGE

For The Arctic Ocean Above 80 North, It’s Still Summer in November

It’s going to be the hottest year on record — by a long shot. Just ask Gavin Schmidt at a NASA that the climate change denying Trump Administration has now imperiled. But in one region — the Arctic — the rate of heat accumulation has been outrageously extreme. And it is there that this new record warmth could inflict some of the worst damage to an increasingly fragile Earth System.

Summer Heat During Fall Above 80 North

For in the Arctic Ocean above the 80 degree north latitude line which encircles the crest of our world, temperatures today are around 17 degrees Celsius above average. These are the warmest temperatures for this region ever recorded. And they include numerous locations in which temperatures spike to well above 20 C (36 F) warmer than average.

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(Temperatures above the 80 degree north latitude line during mid November are about equal to what you would typically expect for late summer. This record warmth in the Arctic is notably severe and could produce serious near term climate and weather impacts. Image source: DMI.)

Taken in total, this region — one that includes the North Pole — is currently experiencing temperatures that it would typically see from September 15 through 21. In other words, it’s about as warm now, on November 14th, in the zone surrounding the North Pole as it typically is during the last week of summer.

It wouldn’t be quite so bad if temperatures had simply rocketed to new highs on this particular day as part of a wild temperature swing. Unfortunately, readings instead have remained consistently high throughout autumn. They have levitated off the baseline 1958-2002 average range for the better part of 80 days. And as temperatures maintained near late summer or early fall averages, the departure from normal (represented by the green line in the graph above) has continued to intensify throughout November. Such long-term maintenance of high temperatures risks producing some severe lasting impacts on both the Arctic and the global environment.

The North Pole’s Big Red Hole

The temperature range we see now is nothing less than astonishing and, to this particular observer, terrifying. A huge hole has been blown in the heart of what should be the building cold of winter. And if it doesn’t reform soon, it will have some serious knock-on climate effects to include worsening atmospheric circulation changes, related increasingly extreme weather, impacts to growing seasons, impacts to sea ice, impacts to Greenland ice, and impacts to life in the Arctic and beyond.

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(Today, large swaths of the Arctic Ocean are expected to see temperatures hit 20 C [36 F] + warmer than normal. These temperatures are so high that recently ice-covered sections will, over the next five days, experience temperatures between -2 C and 0 C — or warm enough to produce temporary melt. Such a condition has never been witnessed to the extent that it is now so late in the year. A clear sign that global warming is starting to bite deeper than we had hoped. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer. Note — the map shows temperature departures above [red shift] and below [blue shift] the, already warmer than normal, 1979-2000 baseline average.)

This record fall warmth appears to be part of an ever-more-pervasive ‘death of winter’ type scenario related to human-caused global warming. And unless temperatures in the Arctic revert back toward base-line pretty soon, we are at increasing risk of hitting some state-change tipping points. In particular, these center around a nearer term loss of Arctic Ocean ice than expected. An event that could happen this year if we experience an anomalously warm winter followed by a similarly warm summer — but one that many experts expect to hold off until the 2030s. An alteration that, longer term, under the continued fossil fuel burning presently promoted by the Trump Administration, basically removes winter as a season pretty much altogether (at least as we know it).