Friday, September 12, 2014

The petroleum industry has been rolling out bribes to frack in the UK.

by Gary Davis
412th Operations Support Squadron staff meteorologist

9/8/2014 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The threat of monsoon (click here) thunderstorms becomes a major concern for the 412th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight in the summer months. During this period, the wind flow in Southern California can shift to a southeast to southerly directional flow. This flow brings tropical moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean, near Baja, into Southern California. This tropical moisture combined with our intense desert heat and mountainous terrain, aid in producing scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorm activity across the Antelope Valley.

When monsoon thunderstorm activity is forecasted to occur, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron will issue weather watches and warnings for Edwards. The squadron is based out of Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and is responsible for the Western United States....

This is raw video from September 8th and the flooding in Arizona. Flash flooding accounts for at least 90 deaths in the USA annually followed by lightning strikes.

His name is going to be misinterpreted as the attorney fighting against the civil rights of the LGBT community at the Supreme Court.

Paul D. Clement (click here) 

Upton is Koch.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), (click here) the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is all over the news these days with his calls to block steps by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to curb dangerous pollution from dirty power plants and other big polluters....  

I congratulate France in calling Iran to the conference. Iran needs to be there.

September 12, 2014
AP and Reuters
Paris/Baghdad: (click here) France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference on Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) — even though that runs counter to the US refusal to deal with Tehran.
The position reflects a recent shift in France’s policy toward Iran, a neighbour of Iraq that joins regional states and the West in adamantly opposing the advance of the radicals. Tehran’s long-time influence in Iraq, including at times a military presence, makes it a logical partner in France’s eyes.
French President Francois Hollande landed in Baghdad on Friday and held closed door talks with Iraqi leaders on humanitarian aid and military support for Iraq’s fight against Isil insurgents, ahead of a Paris meeting on Monday of opponents of the militant group.
Hollande said France was the first European country to provide military aid to Iraq and was in the process of delivering its fourth shipment. He did not specify details.

This isn't just about who the USA approves of, this is the survival of tribes and nations of peoples and the countries they live in. That is what makes this mission by The West so difficult. There are nations of people unable to sustain their own ethnicity against such heavy armaments and munitions that are currently the reality in the Middle East. The West did this. Better said, the USA did this. It highhandedly destroyed a country. The USA alienated a nation of people in the Ba'athists.

The conclusion of this struggle for power in Syria will be told in CONTAINMENT. Currently, the countries surrounding Syria are well prepared to end any conflict at their borders. The exception is the border between Syria and Israel. The best strategy may be to allow Israel to defend it's border with Syria while relieving the UN Peacekeepers to other areas in or near Gaza and The West Bank. That might hold true for the Lebanon border as well, but, Israel has to respect it's own sovereign border and not practice an expansionist agenda. I can't honestly say the UN and Israel work in harmony. They don't. Israel won't commit to any other idea than their autonomous control without regard to borders, ie: the current settlements in the West Bank. But, currently, Peacekeepers along these borders with Israel are proving to be inadequate. The UN should not put them in harms way at this point.

France also has to accept there are a variety of ways of addressing this complication after the USA's occupation of Iraq for a decade. Why would any country expect those boundaries to hold up? The USA also needs to be dealt with when it comes to it's politics as usual seeking control of the Middle East to it's own political ambitions. The USA is a danger to the region as much as a necessary partner. If it weren't for the USA's ambitions in leaving huge amounts of war hardware and munitions this problem would not exist.

Iran has to be part of this. Iran is capable of protecting it's own borders, but, also the nations of people near the border with southern Iraq. To that realization is the fact Iran needs to provide a secure strategy for southern Iraq. With Iran having an active interest in the nations of people in southern Iraq there can be no misguided assault against Iran masked as protections for these people. There cannot be a war that breaks out while pretending to fight the problem that already exists. 

The countries that border Syria have to bring to bear their defense of their borders and the nations of people currently in Iraq. The Kurds with Turkey and the Shi'ites with Iran, with An Albar a greatest concern for Saudi Arabia. I don't see it any differently. If a strong country called Iraq is emerging from this tragedy than so be it, but, until that manifests the people of these lands need to be secure and safe.

With safe guards in place, the real question facing the conference on Monday is what occurs with Syria. Has it already broken down into nations of people and there is no further sovereignty that is Syria or is there a chance Assad still will be the victor in what is a civil war? The conference has to recognize the reality of the circumstances and find an answer. If nothing else is true the people are suffering unmercifully. The regional conference must address all these issues otherwise the strategy they adopt will be incomplete.

Pistorius was negligent in handling his guns. I think that is what happens before a shooter stands their ground.

September 12, 2014
JOHANNESBURG: South African (click here) athlete Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide after the judge finds he killed his girlfriend by mistake, but acted negligently.
South African Judge Thokozile Masipa also on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of negligently handling a gun in restaurant, but acquitted him on two other firearm charges.
The Olympics star was granted bail on Friday until sentencing set on October 13.
In the state’s first victory after the shock dismissal of murder charges against the star athlete, the judge said Pistorius was guilty of recklessly discharging a firearm in a packed Johannesburg restaurant....

The Kashmir Katrina

An aerial view taken from an Indian Air Force helicopter shows the flooded Srinagar city, September 11, 2014. Authorities in Kashmir collected the bodies of women and children floating in the streets on Thursday as anger mounted over what many survivors said was a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding in 50 years.

September 11, 2014
Srinagar: (click here) For 73-year-old Mohammad Irfan of Mumbai, a lifelong dream to visit Kashmir turned into a disaster.
On his first visit to the Valley, he found himself caught along with his family in the middle of the catastrophic floods which has ravaged the state.
The family from Ghatkopar in Mumbai was on Thursday rescued by air force and brought to the technical airport here, from where arrangements were being made to send them home.
“It was our long cherished desire to visit Kashmir and it was our first visit here,” said Irfan....