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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Heading with China to Kepler

China is heading toward the space program and the road of Kepler, the great space scientist.  That is the story.

Policy Committee | LaRouchePAC

Can the US have a space program?  If we cooperate with China it would be better, but it isn't happening.  Yet...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Strange Tale of Global Warming

It is a strange detective tale.  Where did the global warming go?? Is it hiding in the deep ocean abyss?  According to NASA, it is not there.  It may be not anywhere.

October 6, 2014
RELEASE 14-272
NASA Study Finds Earth’s Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
image shows heat radiating from the Pacific Ocean as imaged by the NASA’s Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System
While the upper part of the world’s oceans continue to absorb heat from global warming, ocean depths have not warmed measurably in the last decade. This image shows heat radiating from the Pacific Ocean as imaged by the NASA’s Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument on the Terra satellite. (Blue regions indicate thick cloud cover.)
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Deep sea creatures, like these anemones at a hydrothermal vent
Deep sea creatures, like these anemones at a hydrothermal vent, are not yet feeling the heat from global climate change. Although the top half of the ocean continues to warm, the bottom half has not increased measurably in temperature in the last decade.
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The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles (1,995 meters) has not warmed measurably. Study coauthor Josh Willis of JPL said these findings do not throw suspicion on climate change itself.
"The sea level is still rising," Willis noted. "We're just trying to understand the nitty-gritty details."
In the 21st century, greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, just as they did in the 20th century, but global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising in tandem with the gases. The temperature of the top half of the world's oceans -- above the 1.24-mile mark -- is still climbing, but not fast enough to account for the stalled air temperatures.
Many processes on land, air and sea have been invoked to explain what is happening to the "missing" heat. One of the most prominent ideas is that the bottom half of the ocean is taking up the slack, but supporting evidence is slim. This latest study is the first to test the idea using satellite observations, as well as direct temperature measurements of the upper ocean. Scientists have been taking the temperature of the top half of the ocean directly since 2005, using a network of 3,000 floating temperature probes called the Argo array.
"The deep parts of the ocean are harder to measure," said JPL's William Llovel, lead author of the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. "The combination of satellite and direct temperature data gives us a glimpse of how much sea level rise is due to deep warming. The answer is -- not much."
The study took advantage of the fact that water expands as it gets warmer. The sea level is rising because of this expansion and the water added by glacier and ice sheet melt.
To arrive at their conclusion, the JPL scientists did a straightforward subtraction calculation, using data for 2005-2013 from the Argo buoys, NASA's Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites, and the agency’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. From the total amount of sea level rise, they subtracted the amount of rise from the expansion in the upper ocean, and the amount of rise that came from added meltwater. The remainder represented the amount of sea level rise caused by warming in the deep ocean.
The remainder was essentially zero. Deep ocean warming contributed virtually nothing to sea level rise during this period.
Coauthor Felix Landerer of JPL noted that during the same period warming in the top half of the ocean continued unabated, an unequivocal sign that our planet is heating up. Some recent studies reporting deep-ocean warming were, in fact, referring to the warming in the upper half of the ocean but below the topmost layer, which ends about 0.4 mile (700 meters) down.
Landerer also is a coauthor of another paper in the same journal issue on 1970-2005 ocean warming in the Southern Hemisphere. Before Argo floats were deployed, temperature measurements in the Southern Ocean were spotty, at best. Using satellite measurements and climate simulations of sea level changes around the world, the new study found the global ocean absorbed far more heat in those 35 years than previously thought -- a whopping 24 to 58 percent more than early estimates.
Both papers result from the work of the newly formed NASA Sea Level Change Team, an interdisciplinary group tasked with using NASA satellite data to improve the accuracy and scale of current and future estimates of sea level change. The Southern Hemisphere paper was led by three scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.
NASA monitors Earth's vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth's interconnected natural systems with long-term data records and computer analysis tools to better see how our planet is changing. The agency shares this unique knowledge with the global community and works with institutions in the United States and around the world that contribute to understanding and protecting our home planet.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

the NSA Spy Master

The NSA spy masters are after you.  The spies are coming, to bail out the banks, to kill you for the Queen and Warren Buffet.
the genocide is getting thick.  Will you and your family survive?  Probably not, unless we get Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 again with HR 129.  That means that Obama must get out.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Going Downtown

Going downtown to protest. The NYC trains are so slow, but that isn't what it's about.
We need the Glass _Steagall Act now, to break up the banks, get some real credit into the economy. Otherwise there will be no jobs, at least not for me.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Obama is Genocide

vote no to obama, obama is genocide baby. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't fare too well when he made an unannounced visit to Far Rockaway Nov. 3, bearing out Lyndon LaRouche's warning the same day that Bloomberg and Gov. Christie of New Jersey "are up for chop," because of their criminal negligence and corruption in dealing with their storm-ravaged states. With temperatures plunging into the 30s, people waiting hours to get gas, and a Nor'easter threatening to hit New York by mid-week, Bloomberg had the nerve to show up in the largely African-American community where unemployment runs upwards of 25% to show his "concern." He was met with enraged citizens who demanded to know "when are we gonna get some f**king help?... there's old ladies in my building that don't got nothing!" Bloomberg's security staff had to protect him from screaming flood victims. The Mayor, who is still arguing that it would have been a good idea to hold the NYC marathon, because it could have given people "a break from their misery," later explained that people were "a little bit overanxious," and urged them "to be patient." Patient? In the absence of FEMA or a law enforcement presence, residents in Rockaway are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, and bows and arrows against criminals or looters preying on storm victims. One Rockaway city councilman told the New York Post he fears the situation could devolve into anarchy: "We have an explosive mix here; people could take matters into their own hands." Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said, "we've never seen anything like this in our lives. It's a kind of destruction you think happens in other parts of the world, but not here... It's like civilization has come undone." According to the Daily News, it could take a month or more to repair the bridge connecting the Rockaways to the NYC subway system. Sandy's death toll for New York is officially 42; but residents of Staten Island, for example, told Fox News's Neil Cavuto they are certain the toll is much higher than the official figure of 22 for this area, because there are totally devastated areas in which no FEMA, Red Cross, or emergency official has appeared. For the region as a whole, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reported in a press conference today that 100,000 families statewide could be displaced for as long as a year, due to storm damage and destruction of their homes. Rebuilding will be "slow," he said. In the New York metropolitan area, almost one million people are still without power, and often without safe drinking water because water-treatment plants are shut down. Between 30,000 and 40,000 people need housing immediately. In New Jersey, Gov. Christie is telling people not to think about the destruction they've suffered, as this would be "backward thinking." Instead, "think forward," he recommends—to what? In central and northern New Jersey, only 30% of gas stations are open.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Story of Glass Steagall and Big Banks

The big banks have to be cut up, that is the bedtime story kids. Robert Reich knows it, though he still plays the game of Democratic party loyalist. In reality, in this convoluted story, Obama must go. On Oct. 18, Robert Reich called on Obama to break up the nation's biggest banks and to resurrect Glass- Steagall. The op ed argues that if the President took such action it would be good policy and would smoke out Mitt Romney. Earlier this year, in July, immediately after Sandy Weill had recanted his opposition to Glass-Steagall, Reich had written an op ed in the Huffington Post entitled: "The Man Who Invented 'Too Big to Fail' Banks Finally Recants. Will Obama or Romney Follow?" in which he concluded in a manner not based on the party system: "What's the betting that one of the presidential candidates will take up Weill's proposal?" Three months later Reich ostensibly launches into an attack on Romney as Wall Street's candidate, knowing full well that it has been Obama who has opposed Glass-Steagall, implemented the bailout of Wall Street, and pushed the Dodd-Frank Act, which maintains the too big to fail policy. He does so even though in the first debate, Romney called for repealing Dodd-Frank and eliminating the policy of too big to fail. Reich writes: "The President should counter Romney's extraordinary solicitude toward the Street with a proposal to cap the size of the nation's biggest banks so that no bank is ever again too big to fail. And to resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act, which once separated commercial from investment banking. In the 1980s the ten biggest banks had less than 30 percent of bank depositary assets. Now they have 54 percent. And the four biggest now dominate the Street almost completely. Because lenders and investors know they're too big to fail, the four biggest banks have a competitive advantage over smaller rivals that pose larger financial risks. That means they'll only get bigger. Breaking up the biggest banks and capping the size of all banks is hardly a radical suggestion these days. The Dallas Federal Reserve Board, which has never been accused of excessive liberalism, has called for it. So has Sanford Weill, the creator of Citigroup, one of the biggest of the big. So has Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve governor charged with bank regulation. So have conservative commentators such as George Will.... Calling for a breakup of the biggest banks and a resurrection of Glass-Steagall would smoke out Mitt Romney — revealing clearly and decisively he's not on the side of most Americans." Reich is correct that Romney, like Obama, has not endorsed Glass-Steagall. It is also true that on economic policy he is presently in large part captive to Republican Party ideology. However, the fact that Sandy Weill and a number of conservatives have endorsed Glass-Steagall points to the potential of freeing Romney from the Republican Party ideologues who oppose it. Is it possible that Reich, in making this proposal, is actually trying to smoke out not just Romney but also Obama, who for the last four years, with help from Geithner and Holder, among others, has in fact defended and bailed out Wall Street at the behest of the Queen of England to the detriment of the American people?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Murder Most Foul Mr. President

Spreading Attacks on Obama for Complicity in Benghazi Murders
A thrilling story, a tale from the depth of despair.
In addition to the letter from Rep. Issa demanding a timely response to questions regarding the Benghazi murders, other attacks on Obama's personal role are escalating.
* Pat Buchanan, in an article, argues that the lies from UN rep Susan Rice and Obama's press secretary Jay Carney were so preposterous that they must have been "told to do so by the national security advisor (Tom Donilon), the White House chief of staff (Jack Lew) or President Barack Obama himself." He adds that the truth now coming out "calls into question the credibility and competence of Obama's security team and the judgment of the president himself." As to Obama's campaign slogan that bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run, Buchanan says: "The reality. Al-Qaeda affiliates have taken over a region of Mali the size of France. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb may have been in on the Benghazi massacre. Al-Qaeda is in Syria fighting for a cause, the overthrow of Bashar Assad, Obama supports. Al-Qaeda has helped reignite sectarian war in Iraq. Al-Qaeda remains in Pakistan. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is in Yemen."
* Hillary Clinton is becoming a Ricist. Secretary Clinton's spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, was asked to comment on demands by Rep. Peter King (R-NY), that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice step down for what he says were "misleading comments" about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Nuland told reporters: "Secretary Clinton believes that Ambassador Rice has done a superb job, so let's just start there, and we completely reject any such calls here in this building."
* Wall Street Journal — "Benghazi was Obama's 3:00 AM call." The Journal points to the meeting in the White House 90 minutes into the Benghazi attack, and asks: Some 30 US citizens are at mortal risk. The more serious question is why the administration alighted on the idea that the attack wasn't a terrorist act at all. What did the White House think it had to gain by adopting the jihadist narrative that a supposedly inflammatory video clip was at the root of the trouble? Nobody can say.... It was five in the afternoon when when Mr. Obama took his 3:00 AM call — he still flubbed it."