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The rest / Re: Russiagate
« Last post by AbruptSLR on Today at 02:47:11 AM »
Re: "The fraud charge that Rick Gates will plead guilty to occurred during the 2016 campaign"

Where do you see this ? the latimes article makes no such asserion but perhaps there is another reference ?

sidd

Here is one source, and I have others, but perhaps you should wait until Gates provides his testimony in court so that you don't have to deal with uncertainty (or you could do your own research).

https://twitter.com/MalcolmNance?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Extract: "With Gates turned state evidence Manafort will plead soon. He will give up Trump, Kushner & Trump jr for a deal. Mueller’s Money laundering end game could come as fast in 60-90 days. Does not mean impeachment but will open up Trump’s tax returns."
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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« Last post by be cause on Today at 02:42:15 AM »
Sentinel 1 images show Lincon rushing into Nares and the N shore of Greenland has had a large expanse of open water form and freeze .. and then there is the coming Low . It really 'owns' the Arctic for a few days if GFS is to be believed . There is rarely a dull moment outside of the melt season these days .. bc
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Consequences / Re: 2018 ENSO
« Last post by AbruptSLR on Today at 02:31:55 AM »
Per the attached plot issued today by the BoM, the 30-day moving average SOI has moved down to -2.4:
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The rest / Re: Russiagate
« Last post by sidd on Today at 02:16:27 AM »
Re: "The fraud charge that Rick Gates will plead guilty to occurred during the 2016 campaign"

Where do you see this ? the latimes article makes no such asserion but perhaps there is another reference ?

sidd
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The rest / Re: Empire - America and the future
« Last post by sidd on Today at 02:11:46 AM »
Play nice, or we'll bring you democracy:

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When asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries’ elections, James Woolsey said, “Well, only for a very good cause in the interests of democracy."
--

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/374372-ex-cia-director-us-meddles-in-foreign-elections-for-a-good

here's a good cause story:

https://www.modernghana.com/news/363669/1/the-cia-kwame-nkrumah-and-the-destruction-of-ghana.html

sidd
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Science / Re: AMOC slowdown
« Last post by bbr2314 on Today at 01:04:23 AM »
Reading over this old paper, there are several interesting observations to be made 20 years after the fact based on climactic shifts since publication --

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1029/96PA02711/asset/palo566.pdf?v=1&t=jdtfcebo&s=67abdc591afa463aca36853b7db2b23a66c8f983

1) It should be noted that the approximated warming since Younger Dryas is estimated at only 2C over Quebec/NE Canada. With annual temperatures in these regions now dropping, what decline from current levels would be sufficient to precipitate re-glaciation?

2) Approximated sea ice during the Younger Dryas differs very minimally from what was observed during the twentieth century across the Pacific front. However, the contrast with the Atlantic could not be starker, with ice estimated to have advanced on an annual basis to a rough boundary of Newfoundland -> Scotland.

I think the contrast between Pacific vs. Atlantic is something that we can expand upon now that we have another twenty years of observations. Most notably, salty Pacific water is now making its way well into the Arctic during wintertime, with the Bering front proving far less resilient than Barentz (after many years of what seemed to be the opposite).

This begins to beg the question: could the trigger behind an abrupt shift like the Younger Dryas be the failure of the peripheral seas to buffer the Arctic from ocean water? And whether this occurs solely from the Pacific side? And how long it would take/weather required for a saltwater push into Bering sufficient to cause a substantial release of freshwater into the Atlantic?

It seems possible that this summer we could see a months-long intrusion of Pacific water, which could dislodge a substantial portion of the freshwater halocline towards the Labrador Sea... combined with Greenland melt, we may have a potential tipping point coming up shortly...!
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Policy and solutions / Re: The Hyperloop
« Last post by DrTskoul on Today at 12:40:37 AM »
Virgin Hyperloop One comes to India
The Indian State of Maharashtra has announced their intent to build a Virgin Hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai, beginning with an operational demonstration track.

It was an honour to have Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, alongside us as we signed a Framework Agreement for the project. The hyperloop route would link central Pune, Navi Mumbai International Airport, and Mumbai in 25-minutes and connect 26 million people. Supporting 150 million passenger trips per year, it would help create a thriving, competitive megaregion.

As Virgin Hyperloop One Chairman, I’m incredibly excited about the potential to truly transform not just transportation, but wider society. Virgin Hyperloop One can help India become a global transportation pioneer and forge a new world-changing industry. As our team’s studies have found, the Pune-Mumbai route could result in USD $55 billion (INR ₹350,000 crores) in socio-economic benefits, time savings, accident reduction and operational cost savings, over 30 years of operation.

We expect the high-capacity passenger and cargo hyperloop system to create tens of thousands of jobs, helping to attract new business and investment in the region. The 100 per cent electric, efficient system will also ease severe expressway congestion and could reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 86,000 tons over 30 years.

I believe Virgin Hyperloop One could have the same impact upon India in the 21st century as trains did in the 20th century. The Pune-Mumbai route is an ideal first corridor as part of a national hyperloop network that will dramatically reduce travel times between most of India’s major cities to under two hours. ...
https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/virgin-hyperloop-one-comes-india


Cue the trolls in three... two... one...

I hope he builds the solar power along with the hyper unicorn... Indian electrivity is mostly coal....
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Policy and solutions / Re: The Hyperloop
« Last post by gerontocrat on Today at 12:33:28 AM »
Trolls are good guys? You never read "The three billy goats Gruff" ?
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The rest / Re: Russiagate
« Last post by AbruptSLR on Today at 12:32:52 AM »
The fraud charge that Rick Gates will plead guilty to occurred during the 2016 campaign; which proves that Trump is wrong when he says that no one in his campaign colluded with Russians:

Title: "Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say"

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-rick-gates-plea-deal-20180218-story.html

Extract: "A former top aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days – and has made clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul J. Manafort Jr., the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign.

The change of heart by Trump's former deputy campaign manager, Richard W. Gates III, who had pleaded not guilty after being indicted in October on charges similar to Manafort's, was described in interviews by people familiar with the case.

"Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,'' said a person with direct knowledge of the new developments, adding that the revised plea will be presented in federal court in Washington "within the next few days.''"
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Consequences / Re: California weather extremes and climate
« Last post by gerontocrat on Today at 12:29:54 AM »
Here you go.  Reservoir levels are quite good at this point — which may lead to complacency despite the mostly dry rainy season... until the snowpack cannot replenish ......
So maybe in 6 months it will be water rationing again unless the gods of water decide that california's dry season will be wet ?
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