Saturday 30 November 2019

Gerald Celente on the JFK assasination

Gerald Celente Reveals John 

Connally’s Cryptic Remarks 

About JFK Assassination - 

TruNews 11 29 19

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TruNews talks the plight of the Palestineans

I have very little heart to delve down into the Palestinean situation since I travelled to Israel in 1982 when I arrived in Israel neutral but left hating the place - a reversal of what normally happens on travels.

Kim Iversen: Crossing the 
Left-Right Paradigm on 
Zionism - TruNews 11 28 19

Today on TruNews political commentator Kim Iversen joins the Godcast to discuss her change of heart on Zionism and the plight of the Palestinian people after taking a trip to the occupied West Bank. We also address the intentional division created by the fake Left-Right paradigm, and how propaganda, not facts, drive the elections of the United States of America. Edward Szall, Kim Iversen,

The stuff of madmen: refreezing the ice

A team of designers wants to build an iceberg-making submarine to pop out 'ice babies' and combat sea-level rise
iceberg submarine

22 August, 2019

Running out of ice? Make some more.

That's the idea behind a new proposal for a submarine that could freeze seawater to create new icebergs. The concept, from a team of designers from Indonesia, won second place in an international design competition through the Association of Siamese Architects.

The goal of the submarine is to replace sea ice as it melts, inspired by efforts to tackle rainforest loss by planting trees.

"If we could cover more polar surfaces again with ice, it would certainly prevent the absorption of heat by the oceans, which would also affect global temperatures," Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha, an architect who led the team, told Business Insider in an email. "The ultimate goal is to respond [to] sea-level rise with the different way of thinking."

iceberg submarine
The proposed iceberg-making submarine as it might look in the Arctic. Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha

Melting ice is certainly a problem in need of a solution: Greenland saw record ice melt last month, and Antarctica is losing ice faster than ever in recorded history. Both Greenland's ice sheet and one of Antarctica's biggest glaciers are approaching a threshold of irreversible melting.

If they were to collapse, rising seas would swallow coastal cities.

A submarine that births an 'ice baby'

According to the team's design, the ice-making submarine would dip below the ocean surface to fill with seawater, then rise back to the surface and close the hatch of its hexagon-shaped well. Reverse osmosis would then filter salt out of the water so that it could freeze faster.

The submarine would dump the concentrated salt back into the sea, while the remaining fresh water would freeze inside a hexagon-shaped cast surrounded by turbines to insulate it with cold air.

After a month, the submarine would reopen its hatch, sink below the water, and pop out an 82-foot-wide, 16-foot-thick hexagonal ice chunk. The ship could then push that "ice baby," as the team calls it in the video below, next to other hexagonal icebergs to build an ice sheet.

Kotahatuhaha and his team members, Denny Lesmana Budi and Fiera Alifa, call the process "re-iceberg-ization." An animated video illustrates the process:

But Mark Serreze, the director of the University of Colorado's National Snow and Ice Data Center, told NBC News that he saw the submarine idea as little more than "a Band-Aid."

"What are you going to do, put out a flotilla of 10,000 submarines?" Serreze said, highlighting that such submarines would have to be deployed on an enormous scale to affect the rate of sea-level rise.

Michael Mann, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State, told NBC that the concept was "like trying to save the sand castle you built at the beach using a Dixie cup as the tide comes in."

More sea ice could help indirectly, if done right

To really lower sea levels, the icebergs this proposed submarine could make would have to end up on land, Serreze said. That's because melting sea ice does not directly contribute to sea-level rise, since the ice is already in the ocean regardless of whether it's liquid or solid. Melting land ice — like glaciers and ice sheets — is the real threat.

Ice melts during a heat wave in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on August 1. Caspar Haarloev from "Into the Ice" documentary via Reuters
Sea ice does play a crucial role, however, since it reflects more sunlight (and its warmth) away.

In the video, the design team says new sea ice could also help restore polar ecosystems suffering from the loss of ice habitats.

"If the ice formed is large and broad enough to reflect more sun, and if global temperatures have become cooler, the 'ice babies' can again be produced as permanent ice on the Arctic," Kotahatuhaha said.

The submarines could also serve as research centers, living spaces, and hubs of eco-tourism, the team said.

iceberg submarine
The proposed ice-making submarines could serve as research centers or hubs of eco-tourism. Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha

Lingering questions about an ice-making submarine

Some details about how an ice-making submarine could come to fruition are still unclear.

"Who's going to build them and how much energy does it take, and how are the submarines powered?" Serreze told NBC.

Kotahatuhaha said his team still needed to conduct more research and get outside expertise to iron out those details, but he'd want the submarine to be a "zero-emission vehicle" that harnesses power from the sun or tides. If the vessel were powered by fossil fuels, it would contribute to sea-level rise by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. (The heat those gases trap leads ice to melt and ocean water to expand in volume.)

Right now, Kotahatuhaha said, he's hoping to build collaborations and study the project's feasibility.

"The biggest challenge is not about the research itself but investment to support the research project," he said.

Geoengineering as a last resort

iceberg submarine

The submarine as it would look in action, with people for scale. Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha

The ice-making submarine is far from the only proposed geoengineering solution to the climate crisis. Scientists and startups have also suggested cannons that would shoot fake snow across Antarctica and a balloon that could pump aerosols into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight.

The most common critique of all these ideas, however, is that they don't address the root problem: greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

"There has been a lot of work on geoengineering, and it should continue," Serreze told NBC. "We never want to go in that direction. But if it's a last gasp, then you try it."

Skyrocketing food prices worldwide

No mention of problems in North America and Europe. They are talking about the world, aren't they?

Food prices are skyrocketing, and economists are worried

Weather shocks, higher oil prices and a sharp depreciation in the US dollar could make food expensive, warn experts.

by Michael S. Arnold and Anirban Nag • Bloomberg

Pork prices have been surging in China as African swine fever ravaged supply, while India has been struggling with eye-watering onion prices due to extended monsoons [File: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg]

28 November, 2019

Food prices are climbing fast in the world's biggest emerging markets, posing a possible inflation threat after months of dormant pressures.

Asia's two largest developing economies face a price surge for staple products -- pork in China and onions in India -- that are central to consumers' diets. In Turkey and Nigeria, supply problems are driving up costs, while United Nations data show global food prices rose at the fastest pace in October in more than two years.

While the spike is painful for poorer consumers, it hasn't reached a level to convince central banks to pull the brake on policy easing, as they remain focused on boosting economic growth amid a global slowdown. Average inflation across emerging markets is still at an all-time low, according to a Bloomberg gauge of consumer price indexes.

"We think it's likely they would look through food inflation that is concentrated on a handful of products and driven by idiosyncratic factors," said Taimur Baig, managing director and chief economist at DBS Bank Ltd. in Singapore. "Bias toward further monetary and fiscal easing will remain in 2020, in our view."

Price Shock

Nevertheless, the threat of a price shock is real. Nomura Holdings Inc. economists recently warned of three potential triggers of higher food costs -- weather-related shocks, higher oil prices and a sharp depreciation in the dollar -- saying emerging and frontier markets are most at risk since food costs make up a larger portion of their consumers' income.

The key will be whether the increases begin to feed into consumers' longer-term inflation expectations, which could drive up wages and core inflation in a spiral, said Sonal Varma, Nomura's chief economist for India and Asia ex-Japan.

"This is a big policy dilemma for central banks, to have supply-side driven higher food inflation while growth is weakening," Varma said. "The question is: Do central banks believe that this is durable or that it's transitory?"

Here's how the phenomenon is playing out in key emerging markets:


Pork prices doubled in October following massive livestock culls to protect against swine fever, pushing up consumer inflation to 3.8%, the highest level since January 2012. Though pork prices have since come off their recent highs, economists expect inflation to peak at 5% or 6% in January. Inflation at that level could impede central bank efforts to ease monetary policy and boost an economy amid an ongoing trade war and weak domestic demand.

In the meantime, swine fever is jumping borders, with neighboring Vietnam culling almost 6 million pigs to prevent the spread of the disease. It hasn't showed up yet in Vietnam's CPI -- partly because high food prices a year ago have skewed the statistical base -- but the impact likely will be reflected in coming months, said Alex Holmes, an Asia economist at Capital Economics Ltd. in Singapore. Live pig prices in November are up almost 30% from a year earlier, according to an industry group.


In India, where spikes in the cost of onions have sparked social unrest in years past, a 26% year-on-year rise in vegetable prices pushed October headline inflation above the Reserve Bank's threshold of 4% for the first time in 15 months.

That runs up against a central bank intent on easing policy to spur growth. Data due Friday is likely to show India's gross domestic product grew 4.5% in the July-September quarter, its slowest pace since early 2013, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists.

The latest Bloomberg survey shows consumer price inflation expected to peak at 4.8% in the October-December period, before tapering off.


Food inflation hovered near 30% in the first quarter and has remained above 15% for much of the year, due to a currency crisis in August 2018 coupled with supply-chain issues and a heavy reliance on natural irrigation. The government has taken to buying produce directly from farmers and selling it in cities, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denouncing alleged price-gougers as traitors and terrorists. Recent droughts in grain-producing provinces raise concerns about possible supply constraints next year, with the central bank expecting food inflation at 11% by the end of 2020.


A regional drought has curbed food output in some southern African countries. Driven by increases in the cost of corn products, food-price growth has pushed Zambian inflation to a three-year high, and monthly food inflation in Zimbabwe has reached almost 50% as supplies dwindle. In Nigeria, the price of imported rice has surged 7.3% since August after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered border closures, partly to counter widespread food smuggling.

Methane, sea ice, climate and earthquake report

Methane, Sea Ice, Climate & 

EQ Update with Margo 

(Nov. 28, 2019)

Stabbing on London Bridge "is a terrorist attack"

Police shoot dead man who 

killed two in London 

stabbing, call it terrorist 


London Bridge stabbing a terrorist attack, suspect shot dead at scene – counter-terror chief

28 November, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Friday shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death in London and injured three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders, in what the authorities called a terrorist attack.

The attacker went on the rampage just before 2 p.m. (1400 GMT), targeting people at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge in the heart of the city’s financial district - the scene of a deadly attack by Islamist militants two years ago.

Out on the street, half a dozen bystanders tackled the suspect to the ground and grabbed his knife.

A video posted on Twitter showed police dragging one man off the suspect before an officer took careful aim. Two shots rang out. The man stopped moving.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has called a snap election for Dec. 12 and is due to host NATO leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump next week, praised those who took on the man for their courage and said Britain would never be cowed.

I ... want to pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery of those members of the public who physically intervened to protect the lives of others,” Johnson told reporters in Downing Street.

For me they represent the very best of our country and I thank them on behalf of all of our country,” Johnson said. “This country will never be cowed, or divided, or intimidated by this sort of attack.”

He said the incident was now thought to have been contained and vowed that anyone else involved would be hunted down. Downing Street said he would later chair a meeting of the government’s emergency security committee.

Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, said specialist armed officers from the City of London police shot the suspect, who died at the scene. He said a hoax explosive device was strapped to his body.

Our Counter Terrorism detectives will be working round the clock to identify those who have lost their lives, to support all the victims and their families,” London police chief Cressida Dick told reporters.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Johnson’s main opponent in the election, said he was shocked by the incident and that his thoughts were with those caught up in it.

Campaigning has been temporarily suspended.


Commissioner Dick said the attacker launched his assault at Fishmongers’ Hall, a grand building at the northern end of the bridge.

One of those who confronted the attacker there told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that he had kicked him in the head to make him drop the knife.

Stevie Hurst, who gives tours of the capital, said he and a colleague took on the suspect with about five others.

I jumped in and kicked him in the head to make him release his knife. A few others did so,” he told the Telegraph. “He was shouting ‘get off me, get off me’.”

As three armed police officers circled the suspect in the shadow of the Shard skyscraper, western Europe’s tallest building, one bystander in a suit and tie grabbed the knife and swiftly retreated as police engaged.

The city’s mayor Sadiq Khan said ordinary Londoners had demonstrated “breath-taking heroism” in disarming the knife-wielding attacker despite him having a device which they did not know to be a hoax.

What’s remarkable about the images we’ve seen is the breath-taking heroism of members of the public who literally ran towards danger not knowing what confronted them,” Khan told reporters.

The ambulance service declared a “major incident” in the area and London Bridge station, a busy commuter hub, was closed for a number of hours.


During the 2017 election campaign, London Bridge was the scene of an attack when three militants drove a van into pedestrians and then attacked people in the surrounding area, killing eight and injuring at least 48.

Islamic State said its fighters were responsible, but the British authorities have cast doubt on those claims.

The month before, a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults and wounded 59 at a packed concert hall in the English city of Manchester, as crowds began leaving a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.

In March the same year, an attacker stabbed a policeman close to London’s parliament buildings after a car ploughed into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge.

Six people died, including the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, and at least 20 were injured in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack”.

Earlier this month, Britain had lowered its national terrorism threat level to “substantial” from “severe”, its lowest level since 2014.

This has not been reported yet in the British media

Several People Injured in 

Stabbing on Shopping Street 

in The Hague

28 November, 2019

Several people have been wounded in a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague on Friday, media reported, citing Dutch police.

The police said on its official Twitter account that three people had been wounded.

Three people were injured in a knife attack on Grote Marktstraat,” the police said

Emergency services were at the scene, the city's police said in the statement, according to Reuters. The police are looking for a North African man, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands said that Dutch police were searching for a black-clad man between the ages of 40 and 50 in connection with the attack in The Hague.

Later, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said a knife attack in The Hague did not appear to be a terrorist attack.

Earlier on Friday, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said in a statement that an attacker stabbed several people on London Bridge in the UK capital. The UK's top counter-terrorism officer said that British police shot a man dead on London Bridge in a terrorism incident, adding that the suspect was wearing a hoax explosive vest.

Headlines - 29 November, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Global Recovery Derailed As World Trade Plunges Again, Recovery Hopes Fade For 2020
...the government borrows money by issuing bonds and then orders its central bank to buy those bonds by creating, or “printing,” money that doesn’t actually result in printed bills going into circulation.
It's called hocus-pocus economics. No new energy is being created by this cheap trick. -- RF
German Central Bank: Gold Is the Bedrock of Stability for the International Monetary System
European central banks are slowly preparing for plan B: gold.

## Airline death spiral ##
FAA says it again: Boeing’s 737 Max is not ready for certification
Boeing 777X fuselage reportedly split during September stress test
The fuselage of a Boeing 777X split during a stress test in September, damage that was worse than previously disclosed, according to a Seattle Times report.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Trump says U.S. to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists
The road toward Greater Eurasia
Kazakhstan’s first president has road map for 21st century: global alliance of leaders for nuclear-free world
It's hard to say how far any such projects anywhere in the world will get before the bottom falls out. -- RF
Pompeo: U.S. will impose further sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses
This is a matter for the Iranians to settle without outside interference. -- RF
Planet SOS: Where will climate refugees go when the tide rises?
We travel to the island nation of Palau to explore the impact of rising seas and warming waters due to climate change.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Hundreds of banks and government sites burned in Iran unrest - interior minister
The current industrial-agriculture regime, not to mention globalized competition, drive farmers into destructive and unsustainable practices. -- RF
French farmers clog highways to protest at "agri-bashing"
Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in Najaf: police, first responders
Bolivian Police Gas Funeral March in Latest Crack-Down
The UK oil and gas industry is set to spend more than £15bn on decommissioning activity in the North Sea over the next decade, as thousands of wells are expected to be withdrawn from service by 2030.
Wood McKenzie estimates that operators of offshore installations in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes the South East Asia region, Australia and New Zealand, could face a total decommissioning bill of over $100 billion for just 2,600 platforms and 35,000 wells.
As with nuclear power, monster bills come due after the energy is produced. I suspect that due to this heavy cost burden, much of the decommissioning work will not be properly done, or done at all. But the same can be said for renewables — see following articles. -- RF
Good luck with that. -- RF
• Shale
Shale oil explorers say outlook for growth contradicts grim reality
Shale wildcatters, after years eye-rolling at skeptics, are now saying global analysts are underestimating just how severe the industry’s slowdown is.

## Got food? ##
More E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce, CDC says 67 people in 19 states sick
If this keeps up, the food shortages could start at any time. -- RF
Walmart Pork Found To Have "Superbug" Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics

## Environment/health ##
Cave Fire burns 4,000 acres in Southern California; evacuations ordered

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
The whistleblower complaint has opened a window into the politicization of the intelligence community, and the corresponding weaponization of the national security establishment.
Energy Dept. Has Thousands of ‘Critical’ Cyber Security Gaps, Auditors Say
Their review, which included locations operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration, revealed multiple cybersecurity weaknesses recurring year after year.
Facebook works to restore access after Thanksgiving Day outage
Facebook Inc said it was working to restore access on Thursday to its users after issues with its central software systems triggered an outage in its family of apps including Instagram on the busy Thanksgiving Day holiday.
California Makes $50 Million Annually Selling Your DMV Data

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Narrative Managers Faceplant In Hilarious OPCW Scandal Spin Job

## Japan ##
Japan's declining birthrate is believed to be behind the shortage of applicants.
Commodity giant Tewoo Group reportedly could become one of China's all-time high profiled state-owned enterprises to default on a U.S. dollar bond.
Food banks bracing for record high demand over Christmas period

## US ##
Scathing Reports Document Worker Abuses At Amazon Warehouses Just In Time For Holiday Rush
The report that drew the most attention was a joint project between the Reveal Center for Investigative Reporting and The Atlantic which found that Amazon warehouse workers are seriously injured on the job at twice the rate of other warehouse workers - likely a factor of Amazon's demanding conditions.
Amazon Ring Doorbell Camera to Build Watchlist of “Suspicious” Neighbors for Police
Amazon is working with law enforcement on a system that will identify people who are considered "suspicious."