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« Reply #1050 on: April 13, 2018, 07:18:37 PM »
Neven

I thought of you when I read this. The wave builds.

FYI there are 40 million garment workers in the world and that job is one of the mainstays of the poorest countries.

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...When fully operational, these sewing robots will churn them out at a dizzying rate of one every 22 seconds....

...Early attempts to automate sewing included treating pieces of cloth with starch to temporarily make them stiff, allowing a robot to manipulate them as if they were steel sheets. This and other approaches, however, never became commercially viable, mainly because the clothing industry has resisted automation by relying on cheap labor in developing countries.

Now a Georgia Tech spin-off, SoftWear Automation, in Atlanta, claims to have built a practical sewing robot. And it doesn’t need starch. Rather, it’s based on a much higher-tech approach, one that combines machine vision and advanced manipulators. At the Arkansas factory, owned by Tianyuan Garments Co., one of China’s largest apparel manufacturers, SoftWear’s robots, called Sewbots, will equip 21 production lines, designed to make 23 million T-shirts per year for Adidas.

“Around the world, even the cheapest labor market can’t compete with us,” Tang Xinhong, chairman of Tianyuan, told China Daily last year, referring to the cost of producing each T-shirt, which he expected to be only 33 U.S. cents.....

...The company’s current Sewbots can make bath rugs, pillowcases, towels, and other products that are flat and mostly round or square in shape. Rajan, the CEO, says 2 million such products are already for sale at Target, Walmart, and other major retailers, and that before year-end “our robots will be making 30 million pieces a year.”...

...If all goes as planned, the Sewbot will be able to carry out the same tasks that 10 workers currently perform, like sewing a sleeve or attaching a label, in a conventional production line—except the robot will be able to make the same T-shirt in about half the time....

Wow. 22 secs to make, 33 cent cost, 1 robot replaces 10 workers.  You let them get one oily foot in the door and the whole neighborhood goes to hell.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/industrial-robots/your-next-tshirt-will-be-made-by-a-robot
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« Reply #1051 on: April 13, 2018, 07:42:53 PM »
Why at those prices I could afford a tee shirt for every day of the week!


And they said robots would be bad.
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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #1052 on: April 13, 2018, 10:39:35 PM »
Thanks, Jim. It wouldn't be so bad, if say, laid-off workers would still get some of their pay. But, of course, all savings go to shareholders.
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« Reply #1053 on: April 14, 2018, 11:38:51 PM »
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson Apr 10

"Amid the fire & fury of books on politics, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” has spent 48 weeks on the NYTimes Bestseller List. Thanks to all who peered through this heartfelt conduit to the cosmos, at a time, it seems, when rational thinking has lost all currency in the World"

Prev Café entry featuring “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”.

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« Reply #1054 on: April 15, 2018, 01:57:40 PM »
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson 19h19 hours ago
"Objective truths are established by evidence. Personal truths by faith. Political truths by incessant repetition."

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« Reply #1055 on: April 15, 2018, 02:45:02 PM »
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson 19h19 hours ago
"Objective truths are established by evidence. Personal truths by faith. Political truths by incessant repetition."


Wasn't "incessant repetition" Goebbels instruction for delivering propaganda that was less than truthful?
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« Reply #1056 on: April 15, 2018, 04:12:25 PM »
TerryM, that says something about nowadays politician isn't it ;D

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Prev announced Kishore Mahbubani visit to EU, happened yesterday:

https://www.debalie.nl/agenda/podium/de-balie-invites%3a-kishore-mahbubani/e_9783344/p_11771122/

"“Americans and Europeans see it as self-evident that it is their responsibility to judge what is happening in the rest of the world. Based on the idea of moral superiority. This has been tolerated for more than 200 years, but listen: that time has passed. It’s about time to start listening to the rest of the world.” – Kishore Mahbubani (Trouw)."

Link to Vimeo video given there, 2hr. Please listen him, he comes as a very good friend giving advice. (Kishore introduced prev at ASIF, here.)

< embracing nonviolence means minimizing trail of destruction left behind you >

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« Reply #1057 on: April 16, 2018, 12:30:06 PM »
Off the Perch


Credits: the Canary

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And what a week it was!


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« Reply #1058 on: April 16, 2018, 07:02:04 PM »
Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) in Barcelona, Apr 13, 2018.



Pigs (Three Different Ones) extraído del álbum 'Animals'.

(Subsequently added, edited)
The Second Night In Barcelona: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 .

Saturdays Pigs version starts from 19:48 of the part 3 above.


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« Reply #1059 on: April 16, 2018, 08:29:19 PM »
I think Animals is my favourite Pink Floyd album. And nice to hear Waters say the same things I've been repeating over here on the ASIF towards the end of his rant. We need to reach out across borders and religions, so we learn how to empathize, for the sake of our children. There are forces who will do everything to keep us trapped within what we think is our identity.

You've got to be crazy!
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« Reply #1060 on: April 17, 2018, 08:46:34 PM »
Dune (1984) Scenes


(wiki) "Soundtrack by the rock band Toto, as well as Brian Eno." And Sting was there, pitty none? asked Pink Floyd to participate.

Orrange baron Harkonnen, new soundtrack by Roger Waters ;)

Dune 2019 Coming?

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Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: Political Scientist, Monday, April 16, 2018. Michael Mann is one of guests, 15:30 - 31:45.

"How Michael Mann became a reluctant activist, whether his “street fighter” approach is effective in defending climate science, and the price he and his family paid for speaking out."

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« Reply #1061 on: April 18, 2018, 01:36:14 PM »
"The Danish Union of Journalists (DJ) welcomed the recently adopted law to protect companies from the disclosure of business secrets. An exception clause has been added to ensure that it is not a criminal offence to reveal a business secret that is in the public interest."

Look, with incremental changes like above implemented in country by country the West might end up after a couple of centuries in a society build for people and that puts Chinese pity 50-years planning into shame!

Above proves that accusation of the East that the West do not think long-term is not justified. Also, the East shouldn't laugh that much on what the West does, possible increased frequency of earthquakes due to all that laugh is in no-one interest.

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EU Foreign ministers plead for revival of political process on Syria April 17, 2018

"The 28 Member States’ ministers expressed their approval for the targeted airstrikes..."
"“...The European Union reiterates that there is no military solution to this conflict”."

Don't dare to laugh on it you, you non-westerners!

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« Reply #1062 on: April 21, 2018, 03:29:02 PM »
Michael Mann, tweets that it's 20 years since the hockey stick.

Show him your support I'm sure he appreciates it.


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« Reply #1063 on: April 21, 2018, 03:44:29 PM »
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

How is it conceivable that all our technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal? Albert Einstein

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #1064 on: April 21, 2018, 03:50:24 PM »
What a sickening waste of resources...  :P
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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #1065 on: April 21, 2018, 06:45:08 PM »
A rant.

How many people were killed in Syria and Yemen today from weapons with "made in USA" , "made in Russia" , "made in UK" on their casings?

How many people died today in Syria and Yemen from lack of basic medicines  - insulin, the magic fluid to sort out amoebic dysentry, (I could go on and on and on) ?

How many people will die in Syria and Yemen from the 30 or so water-borne diseases because the water and sewerage systems are destroyed?

How many women will die in childbirth in Syria and Yemen today?

And so many Governments and media and even on this forum think that finding out who bumped off a Russian traitor is far more important. So the Russkies stuck their nose into the US elections? Big deal - the USA's fault for having crap computer security systems and electing a plonker.

Most days even the Arctic Sea ice threads are drowned by all the rubbish on the political threads.

No wonder humanity's future is going down the toilet.

End of rant
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« Reply #1066 on: April 21, 2018, 10:12:13 PM »

And so many Governments and media and even on this forum think that finding out who bumped off a Russian traitor is far more important. So the Russkies stuck their nose into the US elections? Big deal - the USA's fault for having crap computer security systems and electing a plonker.

I agree.  Even though I've commented extensively on Skripal (and Douma), I can't see that there's much of anything that should be done about them that hasn't already been done.  And I'm skeptical that Russian efforts to elect Trump were anywhere near as important as, say, the Mercers' efforts.

The Russiagate matter, however, is very important in hamstringing Agent Orange's malignant agenda, and assuring that he'll serve no more than one term, quite possibly less.  One can hope.

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« Reply #1067 on: April 21, 2018, 11:07:39 PM »
Or it reinforces the idea that the establishment doesn't want a real democracy, and is surely not interested in the needs of 99% of the people. Trump will be a martyr and we just wait for an improved version to tag along to get America even further into fascism than it already is.

But this is a café, and I don't want to be thrown out. In my defense, I had a beer this evening, for the first time in months.  ;)
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« Reply #1068 on: April 25, 2018, 02:35:14 AM »
Some of 1400 comments at Black Pigeon Speaks Why MSM Needs & FABRICATES Thought Criminals

Augusto Ortiz: "Poll: Who is more credible? CNN or Onion News Network?"
   CaptainAwesomesworld: "Augusto Ortiz onion. Because unlike cnn, they admit to being a joke."

AlternateAlternative: "My left ear enjoyed this video."

tocarules: "I happened across Black Pigeon about a year ago and use many of his vids for my purpose. I just happened across Jimmy Dore about 2 weeks ago and too use his vids.
Kinda funny how I love both content providers, but yet CNN paints one as far left and Pigeon far right. 
I dont think its a matter of right or left as much as its about free thinking critical thinkers."

Gabor Sarik: "CNN: The most trusted name in fake news!"?

Nyarlathotep: "My family still listens to CNN even though I proved to them it's fake."
   Yeoman Archer: "I know your pain."

biggles1024: "When The Bird speaks, I listen"

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« Reply #1069 on: April 25, 2018, 06:28:37 PM »
Or it reinforces the idea that the establishment doesn't want a real democracy, and is surely not interested in the needs of 99% of the people. Trump will be a martyr and we just wait for an improved version to tag along to get America even further into fascism than it already is.

But this is a café, and I don't want to be thrown out. In my defense, I had a beer this evening, for the first time in months.  ;)

hohohh.... "YES"

i think we drink the same beer ;)

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« Reply #1070 on: April 26, 2018, 03:51:31 AM »
Another robot article for you Neven.

Describes a bunch of different agricultural robots.  Some development work to do but these machines are going to proliferate like wildfire and will eventually put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Maybe more than that.

Having been a farmer once and seeing what was possible at the time I sold the place to now I would guess that we are about 10 years from when almost all large operations will need almost no workers at all.  For large grain operations today it is possible for 1 man to farm 2000-3000 acres except at harvest time when they bring in the big harvesting contractors. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/08/wave-of-agriculture-robotics-holds-potential-to-ease-farm-labor-crunch.html
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« Reply #1071 on: April 26, 2018, 11:20:02 PM »
Only 4 point something millions ppl in the world of 7.5 bvillion of something, our humble kravata participation:







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« Reply #1072 on: April 27, 2018, 01:50:12 AM »
western gang of shoulder tappers: you are doing all right, how am I?

Fighting the amnesia force, #499:

: Do you have a feeling that Google & Youtube work in sync? in order to achieve ...

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« Reply #1073 on: April 30, 2018, 11:19:13 PM »
If you need a laugh (well for some anyway - as some of you might actually take this seriously).

The Rapture Index (yes That rapture)

https://www.raptureready.com/rapture-ready-index/
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« Reply #1074 on: May 01, 2018, 01:33:15 AM »
If you need a laugh (well for some anyway - as some of you might actually take this seriously).

The Rapture Index (yes That rapture)

https://www.raptureready.com/rapture-ready-index/

Rather amusing.  I was struck by one item:

"34 Antichrist:
Emmanuel Macron has become a man to watch."


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« Reply #1075 on: May 01, 2018, 12:17:41 PM »
It is May 1st, May day - 50 years after the Summer of 1968 protests.

I wish I was a revolting student again. In my bit of the UK, it was the neo-nazis we were demonstrating against. And what a lot of them there were. And they have not gone away - closet fascists instead of open about it.

British National Party
The British National Party was formed in 1960 by the merger of the National Labour Party and the White Defence League.[19] The party was led by John Bean, with Andrew Fountaine holding the position of Party President, and other leading members including John Tyndall, Colin Jordan (who served as Activities Organiser), Denis Pirie and Ted Budden. The widow of Arnold Leese served as vice-president of the party.[13] The party's main policies were an end to immigration, repatriation of immigrants and belief in an international Jewish conspiracy.[20] Elements within the party also expressed support for Nazism and a paramilitary arm, Spearhead, was set up by Tyndall.[20] The BNP managed to secure an 8.1% share of the vote in Deptford in the 1960 London County Council (LCC) elections, a large result for a new party without name recognition. After some in-fighting Jordan and Tyndall left in 1962 to set up the National Socialist Movement, leaving the BNP in the hands of Bean.[20] The group merged into the National Front in 1967.

The National Socialist Movement
The National Socialist Movement was formed on 20 April 1962, Adolf Hitler's birthday, by Colin Jordan, with John Tyndall as his deputy.[21] as a splinter group from the original British National Party. A strongly neo-Nazi group it campaigned against "race traitor" Patrick Gordon Walker, the Foreign Secretary. It collapse in the late 1960s and was replaced by the British Movement.

The Greater Britain Movement
The Greater Britain Movement was a political group formed by John Tyndall in 1964 after he split from Colin Jordan's National Socialist Movement. The group broke from open Nazism to follow what Tyndall called "Authoritarian Nationalism". It was absorbed into the National Front in 1967 with members admitted 'on probation', leading to the GBM ceasing to exist.[22]

The British Movement
The British Movement (BM), later called the British National Socialist Movement (BNSM), was a neo-Nazi political party founded by Colin Jordan in 1968 as a continuation of the NSM. It contested the UK general elections in 1970 and in February 1974 on a neo-Nazi platform, attracting little support. Michael McLaughlin became the leader in 1975 and won the BM new support from the growing racist skinhead and football hooligan movements.[23] The group disappeared in the mid-1980s following revelations from Ray Hill but returned in September 1983 and has continued to exist in some form to the present day.

The Racial Preservation Society
The Racial Preservation Society (RPS) was a right-wing pressure group opposed to non-white immigration and in favour of white supremacy. It was established in 1965 by Robin Beauclaire and Jimmy Doyle as a propaganda organisation.[24] Elements of the group were associated with the National Democratic Party and others with the National Front although it continued to exist at least until the 1970s.

The National Democratic Party
The National Democratic Party was formed by Dr David Brown of the RPS in 1966. The group attracted local pockets of support but struggled to cope with the emergence of the National Front the following year and faded in the 1970s.

The National Front
The National Front (NF) was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of a number of other groups. Initially led by A.K. Chesterton it went through a number of stages of development. John Tyndall led the party twice during the 1970s, a time marked by his clashes with John O'Brien and John Kingsley Read, the latter forming his own National Party in 1976. Nonetheless the NF also reached its zenith in terms of support during the 1970s and had as many as 20,000 members in 1974.[25]

The NF failed to make any headway at the 1979 general election, resulting in the group falling apart as various factions left to found the British Democratic Party, the Constitutional Movement and the New National Front. Under Andrew Brons the remaining members were regrouped for a time but in 1986 the NF fell apart completely as two parties, the Official National Front and the Flag Group, emerged. The Flag Group eventually regained control of the NF name in 1990 and the party has continued to date, albeit very much in the shadow of the British National Party.
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« Reply #1076 on: May 01, 2018, 03:24:21 PM »
I had the dubious privilege of being classmates with Nick Griffin, who inherited the leadership of the National Front. Even as a schoolboy his politics were filled with hate. When one considers that hate is at the core of many of these far right movements, it is not surprising they fall apart and splinter so frequently.

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« Reply #1077 on: May 01, 2018, 08:58:47 PM »
I've told you to stay out of my ocean for the last time....

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« Reply #1078 on: May 05, 2018, 04:42:15 PM »
Fighting the amnesia force

A year ago:
Susan Sarandon Slams Chris Hayes: "You're A Journalist, Right!?"-



Appendix.

It's remind on corp democrats, fake journalists & other partisans and mercenaries of the Concentrated Corporate Power.


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« Reply #1079 on: May 08, 2018, 09:19:16 PM »
WikiLeaks Retweeted WikiLeaks @wikileaks May 3



Btw: WikiLeaks @wikileaks May 5
"New email from Hillary Clinton ("hdr22@clintonemail.com") released by State Department talking about @WikiLeaks exposing her ordering US diplomats to steal DNA and passwords from UN leadership https://foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/Litigation_F-2016-07895_34/F-2016-07895/DOC_0C06160639/C06160639.pdf …"
More on it: https://www.sott.net/article/385047-WikiLeaks-Hillary-Clinton-ordered-US-diplomats-to-steal-DNA-and-passwords-from-UN-leadership

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« Reply #1080 on: May 08, 2018, 09:36:25 PM »
Someday there will be a statue celebrating Assange, Snowden, and Manning. I kind of hope it's in the shape of three giant anthropomorphic bullhorns aimed at the White House.
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« Reply #1081 on: May 09, 2018, 12:33:33 AM »
Monty Python, Published on May 8, 2018



Eric Idle recorded this new version of "FCC Song” on 7 May 2018, to reflect the current political situation in the U.S.

< Pity, no Jains in my neighborhood to learn from them. >

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WikiLeaks @wikileaks 2h2 hours ago: "At least four European states host US nuclear bombs"

Four European states host US nuclear bombs, WikiLeaks reveals


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« Reply #1082 on: May 09, 2018, 01:47:39 AM »
Thanx for the heads up on wikileaks. I posted your link to the thread entitled "US interventions in Foreign Lands"

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« Reply #1083 on: May 12, 2018, 08:56:35 PM »
The Epistemology of Error, Douglas Allchin, Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science

"How do scientists know—and justify—that they have erred?  Through the cases of bacterial mesosomes and beriberi, I examine the epistemic work in ascertaining error."

"Some confuse error with uncertainty.  For example, scientists refer to measurement error and statistically derived standard error. Their graphs often include error bars. These all denote a range of numerical values, within which the actual value remains uncertain—that is, indefinite or unknown.  No error (in the sense just noted) is identified.  None may exist.  Uncertainty, here, only marks the scope of potential error associated with a benchmark value.  Uncertainty itself (as a form of indeterminacy or ambiguity) is not error.  How error and uncertainty do relate is an important theme addressed below (§4)"

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« Reply #1084 on: May 13, 2018, 12:43:42 AM »
Edward Snowden @Snowden Retweeted Freedom of the Press @FreedomofPress, May 10

"We're seeking community feedback and testing of Sunder, our new tool that divides secrets between multiple participants:"

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DiEM25 @DiEM_25, May 11

"Without the politics of friendship there can be no radical movement" @HorvatSrecko on #DiEM25 and Julian #Assange #ReconnectJulian @wikileaks

Sign this petition to end Julian's isolation >> http://change.org/p/end-julian-assange-s-isolation … #FutureOfEurope

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WikiLeaks @wikileaks 8h8 hours ago: "Jonathan Cook: The UK’s Hidden Role in Assange’s Detention"


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« Reply #1085 on: May 13, 2018, 01:37:06 AM »
I think I'm going to enjoy more of Jonathan Cook :)


Assange I fear has joined Jimmy Hoffa and the Skripals. He is/was the greatest publisher of my era. :(
The worst thing personally is the depths to which Britain has sunk in my esteem. I always imagined them as country that would resolutely follow the law.
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« Reply #1086 on: May 14, 2018, 01:22:43 PM »
Have nothing to add to the current discussion at "If not Capitalism..." on terminology except OT like:

everything comes back to what kind of ppl is on important positions:
  even if starting with bad system proper ("good") humans will work hard on improvements,
  even if starting with ideal system some kind of ppl, if allowed, will work hard on undermining it.

what should be the characteristics of a "good" one?
so its about ppl. how to recognize, promote, protect "good" ones!

Otherwise "choose whatever ..ism you want we will own you anyway" remains:
  double speak, different public/private opinion, ...
  twisted/inverted interpretation, co2 is good for you, war is peace, greed is good, ...

and on and on and on ... (music)


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« Reply #1087 on: May 14, 2018, 01:25:17 PM »
One for the diary - GRACE Follow-On launch May 19 from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

http://www.exchangemagazine.com/2018/week19/Tuesday/18050809.htm

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Satellite mission GRACE Follow-On: precision measurement of the Earth's gravity field documents global change

With the German-American satellite mission GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On), the measurement of the Earth's gravity field and its temporal change will enter “extra time”. Between the years 2002 and 2017, the predecessor mission GRACE measured the Earth’s gravity field extremely precisely and was a full success. The data collected hereby help, for example, to document the loss of ice mass or an overuse of groundwater resources. This highly valuable series of measurements will now be continued thanks to the GRACE-FO mission, a joint project of the US Space Agency NASA and the Helmholtz Center Potsdam, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, which heads the German contributions. The launch of the two satellites, constructed by Airbus, is scheduled for Saturday, 19 May 2018, on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. "Thanks to improved hardware and software, the data collected will be even more accurate," says Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hüttl, Scientific Executive Director of the GFZ. "They will allow for a better characterization and understanding of the dynamic processes in the Earth system."
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« Reply #1088 on: May 15, 2018, 02:46:03 PM »
I got this e-mail some may find exciting.
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Dear Reanalysis users,

The Copernicus Climate Change (C3S) and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring (CAMS) Services  at the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, UK, are organising a 24-hours Hackathon event on the weekend of 9-10 June 2018, which may be of interest to many of you.

#OpenDataHack2018 "Innovate with Open Climate Data" presents an opportunity for everyone interested in unleashing their creativity with freely available climate data to exercise their out-of-the-box thinking and showcase solutions to climate change challenges.

#OpenDataHack2018 will also be the opportunity to delve into the much awaited Copernicus Climate Data Store and get a first-hand dive into its applications cloud environment!

If you would like to join us on this free event, act quickly and register now at:

https://events.ecmwf.int/e/OpenDataHack2018

Registration for this event closes on Sunday 20th May, 2018.

We hope you can join us!

#OpenDataHack2018 Team
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Arctic ice is healthy for children and other living things.

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« Reply #1089 on: May 18, 2018, 04:53:34 PM »
Recycling is collapsing globally.

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Prices for scrap paper and plastic have collapsed, leading local officials across the country to charge residents more to collect recyclables and send some to landfills. Used newspapers, cardboard boxes and plastic bottles are piling up at plants that can’t make a profit processing them for export or domestic markets.

“Recycling as we know it isn’t working,” said James Warner, chief executive of the Solid Waste Management Authority in Lancaster County, Pa. “There’s always been ups and downs in the market, but this is biggest disruption that I can recall.”

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The tedious and sometimes dangerous work of separating out that detritus at processing plants in China prompted officials there to slash the contaminants limit this year to 0.5%. China last week suspended all imports of U.S. recycled materials until June 4, regardless of the quality. The recycling industry interpreted the move as part of the growing rift between the U.S. and China over trade policies and tariffs.

The changes have effectively cut off exports from the U.S., the world’s largest generator of scrap paper and plastic. Collectors, processors and the municipal governments that hire them are reconsidering what they will accept to recycle and how much homeowners pay for that service. Many trash haulers and city agencies that paid for curbside collection by selling scrap said they are now losing money on almost every ton they handle.

The upended economics are likely to permanently change the U.S. recycling business, said William Moore, president of Moore & Associates, a recycled paper consultancy in Atlanta.

“It’s going to take domestic demand to replace what China was buying,” he said. “It’s not going to be a quick turnaround. It’s going to be a long-term issue.”

https://www.cell.com/joule/abstract/S2542-4351(18)30177-6

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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,...
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

How is it conceivable that all our technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal? Albert Einstein

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« Reply #1090 on: May 18, 2018, 04:59:29 PM »
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MANY OF THE world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.

This ecological super-villain, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has driven more than 200 amphibian species to extinction or near-extinction—radically rewiring ecosystems all over Earth.

This is the worst pathogen in the history of the world, as far as we can tell, in terms of its impacts on biodiversity,” says Mat Fisher, an Imperial College London mycologist who studies the fungus..

Damn!

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/amphibians-decline-frogs-chytrid-fungi-bd-animals-science/?beta=true
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How is it conceivable that all our technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal? Albert Einstein

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« Reply #1091 on: May 24, 2018, 09:57:21 AM »
One more pissed off by MSM

WikiLeaks @wikileaks 2h2 hours ago WikiLeaks Retweeted Elon Musk
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Elon Musk blames the media for electing Trump "no one believes you any more."

WikiLeaks added, Elon Musk @elonmusk Replying to @andyjayhawk
Thought you’d say that. Anytime anyone criticizes the media, the media shrieks “You’re just like Trump!” Why do you think he got elected in the first place? Because no ones believes you any more. You lost your credibility a long time ago.
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More: Elon Musk's ‘Pravda’ to rate credibility of journalists & publications

"Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk appears to have declared war on the media, tweeting that he was launching a site that would let the public rate the credibility of journalists, editors and publications - which he will call “Pravda.” "

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« Reply #1092 on: May 26, 2018, 12:08:13 AM »
It is 5 years since Edward Snowden left Hawaii

"Edward Snowden on Privacy in the Age of Trump and Facebook", Deconstructed podcast at The Intercept_, May 25 2018:
"On this week’s episode of Deconstructed, Edward Snowden joins Mehdi Hasan from Moscow to discuss surveillance, tools that can help protect people’s privacy, and the likelihood of a Trump-Putin deal to extradite him."

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« Reply #1093 on: May 26, 2018, 10:35:38 PM »
WikiLeaks Retweeted European Commission @EU_Commission May 24
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This is it.
Today, our EU #DataProtection rules enter into application, putting the Europeans back in control of their data.
Europe asserts its digital sovereignty and gets ready for the digital age.
Read our statement → http://europa.eu/!Vh78YU  #GDPR

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, took effect on May 25th


https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/25/new-privacy-rules-hit-europe-google-and-facebook-hit-88-billion-lawsuits
"Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of "intentionally" violating Europe's strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still "coercing users into sharing personal data" despite rolling out new policies ostensibly aimed at complying with the new regulations.
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While Facebook—which is currently embroiled in international controversy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal—insists that its new policies are in compliance with Europe's new regulatory framework, Schrems argues that Facebook and Google aren't even attempting to follow the new law."

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« Reply #1094 on: May 28, 2018, 08:38:27 AM »
WeAreChange streamed live 7 hours ago, Luke Rudkowski and Jason Bermas discussing: Tommy Robinson, Julian Assange, GDPR, Bilderberg, Elon Musk, MSM, 1984, ...




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« Reply #1095 on: May 29, 2018, 07:52:57 AM »
"Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature."

Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed (director's cut) | DW Documentary Published on Jun 23, 2017, a film by Jörg Seibold, 2016.



Shaman Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq at 59:47
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In 1978 as a runner for the elders I gave a talk at UN that the big ice is melting, so when I finished I got standing ovation and and ... no matter where I go - nobody change. Nobody.

Epilogue at 1:26:55.    

"Only by melting the ice in the heart of man, man will have a chance to change and start using his knowledge wisely."


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« Reply #1096 on: May 29, 2018, 08:12:53 AM »
"Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature."
Another quote that I recently heard Laila Pawlak saying:
"Making money is like air, you need it to breathe but if you think that's what life is about, you're really getting life wrong."
Omnia mirari, etiam tritissima.
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« Reply #1097 on: May 29, 2018, 08:32:33 AM »
Thanks for this, Ivica. I'll try and watch it some time.
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« Reply #1098 on: May 30, 2018, 12:04:32 AM »
"Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature."

i know many "humans" who don't desire more and more and i'm sure you're one of them.

so it's not the human nature but in the animal's nature and real humans (i know that's edge term) use their brain, empathy and ethics to hold the animal inside all of us in check:

a) as much as possible (we're all sinners LOL)

b) where it's appropriate (because we need some animalic instincts to survive)

just a thought, it's meant more as a yes but more than a no but if you know hat i mean. (sure that)

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« Reply #1099 on: May 30, 2018, 07:45:50 AM »
We need change, big one

More about Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq featured in video given previously, web pages: https://icewisdom.com/
"His engagement for the Environment and Indigenous issues brought him to more than 60 countries in the world."

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May I invite you to come to my land ?

The Big Ice is melting. Now is the time for you and me to change.

Change begins in each one of us: by learning to honor ourselves and one another, Mother Nature and the animals. We are all citizens of one Mother Earth – nunarsuarput.

At the Big Ice there is that incredible silence. Walking in silence on the oldest crust of Mother Earth, I come home to myself.  I will experience Climate Change and Change within myself – in Ceremony and in Community with Elders from all over the world as well as from my native land … where Mother Earth is affected most.

Let us spread the message together from the Top of the World and make the World aware so that there is hope.

In unity,

Angaangaq



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"Angaangaq is a keynote speaker at international conferences on climate change, environmental and indigenous issues, and he participates in peace and spiritual vigils with the United Nations, speaking on panels for the United Nation Environmental Protection Agency, the Panel on Religion and Spirituality, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as the Panel for UNESCO's Oceans, Fishers and Hunters. He is associated with the United Religions Initiative in alliance with the United Nations, the Club of Budapest International, The Masters Group, the Earth Restorations Corps, and serves on the special advisory council to the Jane Goodall Institute. Angaangaq's work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony."