Saturday, February 06, 2016

There is some speculation this satellite is a military weapon. The UN should ask for an investigation.

If an EMP or something more than that were released in space, people on Earth would be effected, but, also the International Space Station. The possibilities are endless to the damage such a weapon could cause.

7 February 2016
North Korea (click here) has claimed that it successfully deployed an earth observation satellite into orbit, after its “long-range missile test” on Sunday was widely criticized as provocative and in breach of UN resolutions.
The rocket took off at around 12:30am GMT, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which was tracking the flight path of the ballistic target. The US Strategic Command also detected and tracked the missile launch into space, Reuters reports.
“NORAD determined that at no time was the missile a threat to North America,” the Strategic Command's statement said.
Several hours after the launch, the North announced that it had succeeded in placing a“newly developed earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4” into orbit, KCNA reports.
The satellite was launched aboard a “carrier rocket Kwangmyongsong” that blasted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County. The agency said that the satellite entered its preset orbit nine minutes and 46 seconds after the lift-off at 9:09am Korean time.
The North says that it is “legitimately exercising the right to use space for independent and peaceful purposes” and plans to send more satellites into space.

China is taking it's commitment to low carbon and high quality air for the Chinese people very seriously.

February 4, 2016

Guangzhou - Construction on a power transmission line (click here) to distribute power from southwest China's Yunnan province to the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong province began Wednesday, in a move to ease its power shortages and alleviate the worsening smog problems.
The ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHV DC) power transmission line, which is 1,959 kilometers long, links Jianchuan county in Yunnan with Bao'an district of Shenzhen city. It is the longest power transmission line China Southern Power Grid has constructed.
With a total investment of more than 22 billion yuan ($3 billion), the project is scheduled to send power in 2017. When it is completed, it can transfer 20 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year to Guangdong, an equivalent of 25 percent of power used by Shenzhen annually.
Zheng Shanjie, deputy head with the National Energy Administration, said the project can stabilize low-carbon economic growth in the Pearl River Delta region....

Get this. The Chinese are brave in seeking innovation in energy. That is impressive.
In the popular Harry Potter series, the most advanced dark magic, "petrification", is the process of turning people into stone.
In China, turning hydrogen, a gas, into a superconducting metal is a new kind of magical pursuit with tantalizing possibilities, and a recent breakthrough in physics at the University of Edinburgh's School of Physics and Astronomy in the United Kingdom is pointing the way. Scientists there confirmed for the first time that hydrogen under extreme pressure takes on early characteristics of a metal - a state they call Phase V.
The discovery, which was featured on the cover of the prestigious scientific journal Nature in January, could lead to superconductivity at normal temperatures and revolutionize the world's energy picture.
And now the technology is coming to China, along with one of the world's leading hydrogen researchers, Eugene Gregoryanz, a Canadian who co-authored the Nature article.

A physics professor at Edinburgh, Gregoryanz was invited to China under the government's Thousand Talents program, which recruits top foreign experts.
I don't think Ben Carson is treated the same as every other candidate. 

The cameras showed Mrs. Rubio and the couples children. The people seated behind her were all old, white men. No lie. I think Donald Trump is right. The only people in the audience in the room, other than family, are cronies. 

None of the definitions of Pro-Life by Republicans is legal.

U.S. citizens are:
• individuals born in one of the several states of the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or Virgin Islands;
• individuals born in an outlying possession of the U.S. (American Samoa or Swain’s Island) on or after the date the U.S. acquired the possession (US non-citizen national);
• foreign-born children, under age 18, residing in the U.S. with their birth or adoptive parents, at least one of whom is a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization; and
• individuals granted citizenship status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (naturalized U.S. citizens).
To receive benefits, an individual must be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible qualified alien (see Section 305.09, Determining Qualified Alien Status).
References: 7 CFR 273.4(a)(1), 18 USC 1015(e), 62 Federal Register (FR) 61345+ (Nov 17, 1997)

There is a peace process to bring about a power sharing government and help for the Syrian people.

The meetings started last week. It will have starts and stops, but, there is forward movement.
February 4, 2016
GENEVA - UN Special Envoy for Syria (click here) Staffan de Mistura announced Wednesday evening in a Geneva hotel the temporary pause of intra-Syrian talks, saying the talks is to be resumed on Feb 25.
He told reporters that this is "not a failure of talks" and he is not frustrated or disappointed but will remain "determined and realistic" in the face of challenges.
The Special Envoy stressed that the temporary pause of intra-Syrian talks does not indicate that discussions have broken down, though more work needs to be done by all sides involved.
"This is not the end and this is not the failure of the talks," he said.
De Mistura highlighted that both sides are interested in starting the political process, adding that a date for the resumption of talks had been set for Feb 25.
"I will be asking for the ISSG (International Syria Support Group) to convene as soon as possible, hopefully already in Munich, the Security Council to meet, and we reconvene in Geneva again on Feb 25," he said....

Countries that have never worried about terrorism are taking threats seriously. China recently passed it's first law regarding terrorism. This episode with Daesh has created new awareness and countries are moving to be aware of the threat.

February 6, 2016
...The new law, inspired by some foreign laws, (click here) clearly defines "terrorism" as any proposition or activity that "infringes on personal and property rights, and menaces government organs and international organizations". It tells the world that taking measures to prevent the spread of and cracking down on terrorism amounts to safeguarding human rights. The Chinese lawmakers have been reiterating that the principle of this law is to regulate the process of carrying out the law and preventing people's legal rights from being violated. So any worry about human rights violation is unnecessary....

China anticipates 137 million tourists this year.
The 2016 Elections in the USA needs United Nation Observers. It's rigged. 

These are just the primaries and the media is already attempting to change the outcomes.

The closer the USA approaches November 2016, the worst it will get. 

The Republican shenanigans are only beginning. I remind everyone of the lack of efficacy of the 2000 elections. There were voter purges and all sorts of antics that was set to throw the election. I am sure there are plans that will taint the outcomes. I just think the USA needs moral police. There are some candidates that have been known to allow such things as purged voters. It isn't going to be a fair election. Whatever can be done is advisable. 
Dear God these idiots are actually going to start a war that has no basis.

There is no caliphate. 

The ONLY countries at issue is Libya and Syria. Why? Because there is no sovereign government. The rest of the region is stable with the except of Somalia and that has been the case since Bush 43. There is still war in Iraq, but, the real problem is Syria. It needs a sovereign government. 

The global community came together recently to act against the propaganda of Daesh. What is there to question? The sovereign governments are in control. Whether or not they are finding every individual attacks is a matter of internal and international intelligence. It is what it is. The stability of the global countries is obvious. They aren't falling apart.

They really should shut up if they can't talk to the reality of the issues. Other than that it is fear mongering.

12 February 2015

The Security Council (click here) this morning underlined the obligations of Member States to take steps to prevent terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria from benefiting from trade in oil, antiquities and hostages, and from receiving donations.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2199 (2015) under the binding Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council condemned any trade with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Daesh), the Al-Nusrah Front and other entities designated to be associated with Al-Qaida under resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011), threatening possible further listings for targeted sanctions under those resolutions.

It affirmed that the direct and indirect trade in oil and refined oil products, modular refineries and related materials was subject to the requirement of resolution 2161 (2014) that countries ensure that their nationals and those in their territories not make assets or economic resources available to ISIL and related terrorist groups.

TransCanada is a Wall Street enterprise. It is not a public institution. TransCanada has no right to eminent domain.

Mr. Bush has no clue what he is talking about. But, it is interesting ABC/George Stefanopolis gave him a plug on national television. I'd like to see them do the same every other candidate.

Network television is corrupt. It was so very obvious.

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The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized toexercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property.
Federal, state, and local governments may take private property through their power of eminent domain or may regulate it by exercising their Police Power.
The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution requires the government to provide just compensation to the owner of the private property to be taken. A variety of proper rights are subject to eminent domain, such as air, water and land rights. The government takes private property through condemnation proceedings. Throughout those proceedings, the property owner has the right to Due Process.
Eminent domain is a challenging area for the courts, which have struggled with the question whether the regulation of property, rather than its acquisition, is a taking requiring just compensation. In addition, private property owners have begun to initiate actions against the government in a kind of proceeding called inverse condemnation.

Private companies don't use eminent domain. It is why TransCanada has to apply for a permit from the federal government, specifically the State Department because it would have crossed national borders.

If a person doesn't understand eminent domain to be a government function, that is really elemental stuff. Government 101.

Politics isn't limited to the primaries.

February 7, 2016
Kanye West poses during the finale of Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week. Photo / Getty Images

Kanye West's upcoming fashion show (click here) at New York's Madison Square Garden has sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale.
The Stronger star's Yeezy Season 3 clothing collection launch during New York Fashion Week on February 11 will double up as a gig of sorts as West debuts music from his much-anticipated album Waves.
And fans are so keen to see his latest designs and near his new music that they stormed online ticketing sites as passes went on sale on Thursday. And they sold out in minutes.
West took to Twitter to thank his dedicated fans, writing, "THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS WE SOLD MADISON SQUARE GARDEN OUT IN 10 MINUTES"....

Since when does a child have Concealed Carry? Do they need the license for self-defense in the USA?

The sheriff states the 11 year old boy obtained the gun from an unlocked closet. An 11 year old doesn't understand what a gun can do? 

Perhaps we need to teach our children what guns are about from per-school to graduation. I am dead serious. That is the trend in the USA. Children handling guns in competition, on target ranges with some of the most dangerous guns in the world and don't forget about paint balls. If a society is going to expose their children to guns in a real way, they need to understand the power of a gun. Dead serious.

Will they be considered child soldiers? I suppose that is up to the international community to decide.

February 7, 2016
An 11-year-old boy (click here) has been found guilty of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to show him their puppies.
A court in Tennessee this week sentenced the boy, who has been identified by American media, to remain in custody until he turned 19.
In his sentencing order, Judge Dennis Roach, said the boy needed rehabilitation and treatment.
"A child who commits first-degree murder cannot be willy-nilly turned loose into society," he wrote.
The court heard how the boy was in his mobile home in October last year, speaking through the window to McKayla Dyer, her sister and a friend, who lived in the same trailed park in White Pine.
When he asked them to bring their puppies and they refused, he disappeared from the window for a few minutes.
"[He] returned with a 12-gauge shotgun and BB gun," said the judge's sentencing statement, published by WATE TV.
"[He] then announced to the girls that he had guns.
"The victim then laughed at [the boy] and stated that she believed they were not real....
The victim never took the gun threat seriously. They need lessons about how to conduct themselves when faced with a threat of gun(s) and not escalate the situation out of innocence. The girls should have left the scene as soon as the boy threatened their lives. They should have told an adult as soon as possible there was a threat to their lives.
The issue of puppies is also in the balance. Would he had shot them, too? Absentee parenting is what occurred. Absentee parenting is more responsible for the failure of American children be it violence or teen pregnancy. 

MaKayla Dyer

White Pine, TN

MaKayla Rebekah Jordon "BooBah" Dyer, age 8 of White Pine was born September 13, 2007. Our precious daughter went to her Heavenly home Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Dallas and Nellie Patterson, C. W. Geames, Lester and Orice Dyer. Survivors: parents, Tony and Tasha Dyer; brother, Dallas Patterson; sisters, Alexis and Haylee Dyer, Katie Patterson; grandparents, Angie and Dove Henderson, Bonnie and Roger Atkins, Charles Dyer, Robby and Misty Huddleston; great-grandparents, Charlotte and Junior Chumbley, Patricia Henderson, Carrie Geames; uncles, Ethan and Robby Huddleston, Jr. Several aunts and cousins.

The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 with funeral services to follow at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Kenneth W. Norton officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015, Haun Cemetery, Luttrell, Tennessee. Pallbearers: Clayton Patterson, Robert Lee, Michael Geames, Bobby McClain, Robby Huddleston, Jr., Crockett Henderson, Jake Henderson.

The parents could not afford the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made toward expenses at Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, 220 Highway 61-E, Maynardville, TN 37807, phone 865-992-5456. 

Online condolences: 
Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary.
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Demanding the transcripts of Hillary Clinton's speeches as a private citizen is sexism.

Unless, every other candidate running for President releases all the speeches they have made to private industry as well.

Sorry, but, picking on a woman over and above the demands made of other candidates is outrageous. This is nonsense. 

If Hillary Clinton releases her speech transcripts I think she opens herself up to lawsuits. She was paid a handsome amount to speak to many diverse organizations and I am sure they never expected to be in the spotlight of a presidential campaign. This is a no brainier. It is sexism.

Some say organizations and companies pay high fees for her because it gives them access. Access to what? She is a very powerful woman. It is just that simple. That is like saying, raising a hand in a public meeting to promote a cause and bringing it to her attention is illegal access. 

If the organizations involved wanted access then they had the same access as every other citizen as she crosses the USA. They could easily attend a meeting, a rally, a dinner or political social event and have access. This is all nonsense drummed up by those seeking to defame her yet AGAIN. When does this mess get old? 

There is no disclosure law requiring her to provide transcripts of her marriage vows and any other private speech she made, so let's just say everyone is on the same footing. 

If Hillary Clinton were to provide transcripts of speeches made as a private citizen, I'll be very disappointed in her. It sets a new precedent for women running for office. We don't need it. I thought she was going to fight for us, not relinquish us to more political heretic speculation. 

I believe she also runs the risk of losing her value in achieving such fees for speeches in the future. She should succumb to no more demands than any other candidate for the presidency has on them REGARDLESS of the fees they were paid for a speech. What is to prevent anyone from speaking to cronies for no fee to provide a message of corruption? Nothing. So, where candidates have a history of making speeches need to provide all their transcripts.

Below is a list of LEGISLATIVE CRONY LAWS passed by Republican Congresses. The damage to the USA economy begins and ends with Republicans. The transcripts of the passage of those laws are public record, let's start there and find out exactly where the destruction of the American middle class became an object of wealth.

The American middle class became an object of wealth hunting because it was a residual of wealth and cash. Wall Street wants it all. It never stops to realize it's activity is going to implode the economy, they simply look for more residuals in the world to take apart and absorb. So, all too frequently they need politicians in office willing to bail them out so they have liquidity to carry out more predatory activities. 

Examples besides 2008: The London Whale, the petroleum industry implosion. Dimon has plenty cash in his coffers to cover that one and oh, by the way, Dimon passed fiscal trials to prevent economic damage to the markets AGAIN. The petroleum industry is using the USA bankruptcy laws to achieve their survival. Why should they survive? The Bush bankruptcy laws of average citizens should be so generous. The petroleum industry, a significant Wall Street place of greed, should have had to go through trials of fiscal stability. It would have prevented the latest excuse to collapse.

Here's a thought. Could the petroleum industry really want Russian oil? And then expect accolades and gratitude to the political West? Where is the middle class in all that?

Where are other sovereign countries in all that, including those we call allies such as Saudi Arabia? What about the stability of the middle east? Oh, I forgot, the USA has the greatest military in the world.

I need to stop, I was going to start in on the Quantitative Easing I, II and III, but, the blood pressure is not up to it right now.

I will say this, poverty and the lower middle class and middle class ADDS, that is adds not maybe adds, to ill health of real human beings. I think we saw that in white men recently, right?

Believe me, transcripts of speeches is not going to solve these problems of the USA.

Protect local economies. Don't give it up for any reason.

FOX News is dauntless in pursuing the Top Secret information of the State Department emails.

According to FOX, Rep. Chris Stewart (click here) has seen all the emails and read at least 27 of them.

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart said, "The Hillary emails is about some of the most classified stuff I have seen in my career."

Stewart said, "Some of this is POTENTIALLY sensitive information."

"We know she could be targeted by hackers, but, we don't know that....You'd have to talk to a more expert about (the actual ability to hack into that server)."

Stewart is a Republican. When Nancy Pelosi begins to get frantic about the country's security and the Hillary emails, I'll worry.

I guess mystery is more intriguing  than superficial values during an election season:

May 10, 2015

By Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY

...Her hair, (click here) a perennial topic, and makeup, or lack thereof, have been in the news since the website Drudge Report posted a photo Monday of the secretary of State wearing glasses and no cosmetics other than lipstick during a trip to India. The faulty-French headline: "Hillary au Naturale." A story in the April issue of Elle magazine quoted Clinton's aides bemoaning her recent habit of pulling her hair back in a casual ponytail with a scrunchie, a fabric-covered hair elastic....

That is what the Republicans fear. If the emails are made public instead of retroactively classified, all they'll have to insult is the former Secretary is her hair. But, she looks great. No matter how the Republicans and FOX try, she will be off limits for the lack of substance to any challenge.

Insulting women about their physical appearance is nothing short of being a bully.

Thank god someone thought of Larry David, right?