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          The 'Greatest Generation' vs Pelosi's 'Delusional Generation'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, America's leaders took responsibility for defending the country's borders and destroying its enemies once they realized - quickly- the existential threat posed by the Axis Powers.  This fearless leadership and commitment  to protecting the American people came to define, in part,  those preserving during that period as  “The Greatest Generation.”  

In just 44 months, America and its allies planned,  built, and then rushed into battle,  fleets of new airplanes, fighter aircraft, and bombers.  And in just 44 months, fleets of ships were launched.  Nuclear weapons were, for the first time devised, created, tested and successfully deployed. 

But America's leaders today, with few exceptions, would hardly qualify for any title except, perhaps, the most delusional or most corrupt generation.

Nancy Pelosi and her political cohorts provide ample evidence of just how far our nation has fallen.  

On September 11, 2001, nineteen alien terrorists inflicted more casualties on the United States than did the entire Japanese fleet on, the day that as President Roosevelt declared, would “live in infamy.”

Those 19 hijacker-terrorists turned passenger airliners into de facto cruise missiles -  creating horrors and carnage that will be forever etched in the minds and hearts of those who lived through those attacks on our nation.

On July 27, 2018, Nancy Pelosi uttered jaw-dropping description of the terror attacks of 9/11 as the “9/11 incident.

How could anyone of sound mind and possessing a firm grip on reality, describe the worst terror attack ever committed on U.S. soil as a merely “incident?”

Pelosi then went on to chastise the Republicans for failing to support border security claiming that the Democrats were far more committed to securing our borders and following the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

The harsh reality is that the globalist leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties have repeatedly and steadfastly refused to secure America’s borders and indeed enforce our immigration laws effectively.  There is ample evidence that the leaders of both parties have refused to adequately address the multitude of failures and vulnerabilities of the immigration system.

The leadership of both parties is determined to ram a massive DACA amnesty down our throats even though the 9/11 Commission identified immigration fraud as the critical method of entry and embedding of terrorists.

I addressed this concern in my article, DACA Solution Must Heed 9/11 Commission Findings.

Now the Trump administration is contemplating shutting down the government, to protect America and Americans by finally getting the funds to construct a border wall.

However, first and foremost, let us not forget, that the “leaders” of the Democratic Party have led demonstrations demanding that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be disbanded and that interior enforcement of the immigration laws is terminated.

Let us not forget Pelosi herself has outrageously repeatedly accused ICE agents of terrorizing immigrant communities.

Just months ago, on February 28, 2018, Nancy posted the following press release on her official Congressional website. The title of her press release was, Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration ICE Raids Targeting the San Francisco Bay Area:

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration conducted sweeping raids across Northern California that resulted in the arrest of more than 150 men and women, at least half of whom did not have a criminal record:

“The Trump Administration’s raids were a shocking abuse of law enforcement power.  Again, the White House has reached into our communities to detain scores of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants indiscriminately.

“Fully half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record.  This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities – not to keep Americans safe.  Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.

“The Administration continues to brazenly target the cities that refuse to bow to its blatantly bigoted anti-immigrant and mass deportation agenda.  The people of the San Francisco Bay Area will continue to oppose these cowardly attacks, and we will remain open to the patriotic immigrants who are the constant reinvigoration of America.”

Worksite investigations are an element of the interior enforcement of our immigration laws, an aspect, I might add, that the 9/11 Commission directly addressed.

In point of fact, the day before a terrorist carries out a terror attack he/she is likely hiding in plain sight at work.

Consider my recent article: Congressional Hearing: Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S.

Work-site investigations are primarily conducted to liberate jobs stolen by illegal aliens that American and lawful immigrant workers desperately need so they can support themselves and their families.

Sleeper agents are so named because they maintain a shallow profile and seek to avoid calling attention to themselves.  While they may violate our immigration laws, they are fastidiously careful never to get arrested.  They quietly wait for the day they are called to action.

The official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel referenced interior enforcement of our immigration laws repeatedly,  Consider this example:

Thus, abuse of the immigration system and a lack of interior immigration enforcement were unwittingly working together to support terrorist activity. It would remain mostly unknown since no agency of the United States government analyzed terrorist travel patterns until after 9/11. This lack of attention meant that critical opportunities to disrupt terrorist travel and, therefore, deadly terrorist operations were missed.
The aliens arrested during these field investigations that Pelosi railed against, were not taken into custody to “terrorize immigrant communities” but to seek the removal (deportation) of aliens who violate our nation’s borders and violate our laws.  This is also done to deter other aspiring illegal aliens, from around the world, from coming to the United States illegally or with the intention of violating the terms of their lawful admission into the United States. 

I can also tell you that when I was an INS agent, I located numerous alien fugitives during routine worksite investigations.  These aliens had committed serious crimes, including murder and rape.

In one particularly memorable case, I encountered a citizen of Belize working in a glass factory in Brooklyn, New York.  He had no ID but claimed that he had become a naturalized citizen.

The owner of the factory swore that the guy was the most trustworthy employee he had ever hired.  He told me that he even trusted him to open the factory in the morning and close it at night if he was away from the factory and he frequently had dinner at the owner’s home with his wife and kids.

Long story short, when no records were found to corroborate his claims about being a naturalized citizen, my colleagues and I took him into custody.

It turned out that he lied about his identity and circumstances.  He was indeed from Belize; however, he had never become a naturalized citizen.

He had, however, been previously deported from the U.S. after he completed his prison sentence following his conviction for manslaughter.

He had re-entered the U.S. illegally, had been located, arrested by INS agents and prosecuted for that unlawful reentry.  He subsequently escaped from a federal correctional facility and ultimately found work in that factory where we saw him.  He was a fugitive.

His boss nearly went into cardiac arrest when he learned of these extraordinary circumstances concerning his “most trusted employee!”

Meanwhile, Pelosi defamed courageous federal agents and used inflammatory language in accusing ICE agents of staging “cowardly attacks” on “law-abiding” and “patriotic immigrants.”  

It would appear she was attempting to incite violence against ICE agents.  Should any agent be attacked, perhaps they or their families should consider suing Pelosi personally for inciting hostility by abusing her authority as a leader of the United States House of Representatives.

Law enforcement officers are indeed made accountable, why shouldn’t our elected “representatives” also be made responsible?

Furthermore, contrary to Pelosi’s lies, aliens who violate our immigration laws are, by definition, not law-abiding!

The ICE agents who took the immigration law violators into custody did not do so not out of bigotry or hatred, but because of the oaths, they made when they entered on duty with the federal government to uphold the Constitution and enforce our nation’s laws.

Our immigration laws have nothing to do with race, religion or ethnicity.  

Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 enumerates the categories of aliens excluded.  Among these classes:  aliens with dangerous communicable, diseases, convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists, spies, and other usual suspects.

The term patriotic has been defined, in part as “having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one's country.”

How on earth is an individual who violates the sovereign borders of a country in which he/she is not a citizen demonstrating patriotism?

Perhaps the issue of patriotism should be reviewed in examining the conduct of Ms. Pelosi, whose words and exhortations undermine the dangerous and vital work of America’s immigration law enforcement officers.  We should, therefore, ask if her conduct is a demonstration of patriotism or, more appropriately, of treason.

Motorists who drive erratically are likely to be pulled over by police officers to make sure that they are not operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and also to make sure that they possess valid driver’s licenses.

Pelosi’s rhetoric and evident detachment from reality cause me to wonder if when she made that statement was suffering the effects of psychedelic drugs or had too much to drink.  

Other possibilities include that she is senile or suffers from an abject inability to discern reality from a fantasy world she has created within the realm that lies between her ears.

Or perhaps,  she knows what she must say to get campaign contributions from her globalist campaign contributors.

Drunk drivers are said to be driving under the influence (DUI).  Perhaps Ms. Pelosi is guilty of GUI (Governing Under the Influence).

I provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission.  As an INS agent, I investigated and arrested many international terrorists.  About three years ago I wrote an extensive article, The 9/11 Commission Report, and Immigration: An Assessment, Fourteen Years after the Attacks.

Pelosi and her colleagues should be required to read it along with, the 9/11 Commission Report and 9/11 and Terrorist Travel.


          Russia, China, Not ‘Our Friends’ - US Strategic Command Chief      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
“You can’t call them [Russia and China] our friends if they’re building weapons that can destroy the United States of America,” the US top nuclear commander said Tuesday.
          North Korea Exceeding Commitment to Trump in Launch Site Dismantlement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Satellite footage appears to show that North Korea is dismantling a satellite launch pad at the Sohae Launching Station in a move that would go beyond the country’s agreement with the US to completely denuclearize.
          Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'WORLD PEACE'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'WORLD PEACE'WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions that kicked in early Tuesday against Iran are meant to pressure Tehran's government into retreating from its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile and nuclear-related programs, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said.



          [$$$] Nuclear Job Board - [Procedure Writer] Entergy is looking for a Procedure Writer with at least 2 years experience! - Entergy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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For a well known client operating in the United Arab Emirates, I am currently in search for an Operations Procedure Reviewer. This is a freelance job opportunity, Role description To verify and validate the accuracy of BNPP Operations Procedures using background...(click link to see full post)
          Diagnostic Radiology - BC Children's Hospital - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The main radiology department in the new Teck Acute Care Centre will be equipped with state of the art 3T and 1.5 T MRI, CT, US, Nuclear Medicine, fluoroscopy...
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          Diagnostic Radiology - Bulkley Valley District Hospital - Smithers, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There will be opportunities for coverage in Terrace, which currently has MRI, CT scanner, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and stereotactic breast imaging....
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          Anatomical Pathology - Mills Memorial Hospital - Terrace, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Medical Imaging Unit includes regional Nuclear Medicine. Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License.... $350,000 a year
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          Psychiatry - Mills Memorial Hospital - Terrace, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Medical Imaging Unit includes regional Nuclear Medicine. Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License.... $300,000 a year
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          Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - Nanaimo, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Full range of medical, surgical, and psychiatric specialists on-site as well as diagnostic services including x-rays, nuclear medicine, sonography, CT, and MRI....
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          Plastic Surgery - Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - Nanaimo, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Hospital has full diagnostic capabilities, including a 64-slice CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, cancer clinic and critical care intensivists and is a UBC...
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          Inspector, BPV -Reposting - Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) - Greater Sudbury, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
You will perform both conventional and nuclear shop inspections for the manufacturing of boilers and pressure vessels....
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          Inspector, BPV - Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) - Durham, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The primary location for this position is the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station Refurbishment project . And develop and enhance strong working relationships...
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          BPV Inspector - Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) - Brantford, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
You will perform both conventional and nuclear shop inspections for the manufacturing of boilers and pressure vessels....
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          BPV Inspector - Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) - Greater Toronto Area, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
You will perform both conventional and nuclear shop inspections for the manufacturing of boilers and pressure vessels....
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          Accounting Assistant - Black & McDonald Limited - Courtice, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Nuclear Security Clearance must be achieved for employment on site. ABOUT THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY....
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          Construction Manager - Black & McDonald Limited - Tiverton, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Constantly looking ahead to ensure the work is planned and integrated with many competing activities of a large operating Nuclear Generating Station;...
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          Financial Analyst - BWX Technologies - Cambridge, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment....
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          Engineer I - Newfoundland Labrador - St. John's, NL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Engineer I - Department of Transportation and Works - St. John's, NL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Included in these activities is the use of radiation devices, specifically a device known as a portable nuclear gauge.... $27.85 - $30.98 an hour
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          Quality Control Administrator - R.W. Tomlinson Limited - Ottawa, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Conducting concrete tests and soil compaction tests with a nuclear densometer gauge. QUALITY CONTROL ADMINISTRATOR....
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          Project Manager - Power Generation (Nuclear) - CSA Group - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Many of these standards are referenced in the operating licenses and compliance handbooks of Canadian nuclear facilities....
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          ECG Technician PT - ECG - Kingston Health Sciences Centre - Kingston, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Monitors patient symptoms, blood pressure response, HR response, arrhythmia and waveform changes during exercise/Dobutamine stress Echos, , Nuclear Stress and...
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          Iran rejects talks with US over 'erratic policies'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) Iran has again ruled out any negotiation with the US, accusing it of pursuing "erratic policies" in dealing with the Islamic republic.

"The Americans have never acted with sincerity, and President Donald Trump's move and remarks to invite Iran for talks were merely a propaganda stunt," the state TV quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on Wednesday after the cabinet meeting, Xinhua reported.

"The main reason behind this is that Trump does not care about either the Iranian people or international obligations," he added.

The US president has taken a hostile approach toward the Iranian nation by reimposing sanctions, Zarif noted.

"We had two years of intensive negotiations with the Americans and the Iran nuclear agreement was the result of these talks, but the Trump administration withdrew from it," he said

"How can the United States be trusted?" the Iranian minister warned.

Last month, Trump announced his readiness for an "unconditional" meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the existing issues between the two countries.

However, Trump on Monday signed an executive order re-imposing sanctions on Iran to exert "maximum economic pressure" on the Islamic republic.

--IANS

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          Diagnostic Radiology - BC Children's Hospital - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The main radiology department in the new Teck Acute Care Centre will be equipped with state of the art 3T and 1.5 T MRI, CT, US, Nuclear Medicine, fluoroscopy...
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          SPOILERS & SARCASM: Fans Rejoice As Crappy 80’s Superman Movie Villain Becomes Comic Cannon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In 1987, Industry giant and humanitarian Ilya Salkind released an independent film called Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, a powerful film that held a mirror to a world on the brink of nuclear war. The film grossed a mere $15,681,020 against a 17million dollar budget and, although considered a failure by Hollywood standards, the movie changed the landscape of world politics forever; treaties were signed, missiles were disarmed, an a single world government, based on freedom and equality for all, was established and adopted by all the nations of Earth. Since it’s release, this hollowed film has garnered a
          Positron Emission Tomography Market Research by Key players, Type and Application, Future Growth to 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Positron Emission Tomography Market Research by Key players, Type and Application, Future Growth to 2020 Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging procedure that is used to monitor various internal body organs and tissues in order to identify certain disease conditions. It is performed by using a small amount of radioactive substance called

          Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit may still be on the cards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump may be on the cards, despite the rogue nation failing to meet its agreed-upon denuclearisation commitments. North Korean media says it strongly believes the summit could take place later this year, and possibly prior to the mid-term elections in November.
          Engineering Scientist ( Fuel R&D Scientist) - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor*. Please **send all resumes to Katie Sutherland at **katie.sutherland @cnl.ca*. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)*.... $69,800 - $89,800 a year
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          Chemical Engineer (Thermalhydraulics Analyst) - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)*.... $69,800 - $89,800 a year
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          Research Scientist, Chemistry - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)*.... $69,800 - $89,800 a year
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          Planet or Star? Either Way, This Rogue Object Is Really Weird      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Various news outlets have been discussing a strange object in space, which may or may not be a planet. New measurements show that what was thought to be a brown dwarf—essentially a “failed star” that is too small to generate nuclear fusion, but too big to be a planet—might be a planet after all. But that’s far from…

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          China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

China claims to have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach 6, or 4,563 miles per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle has the potential to penetrate U.S. missile defense systems and be refitted to include a nuclear warhead.

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          Dave Swearingen, former AP chief of bureau, dies at 73      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Dave Swearingen, a former Associated Press bureau chief who led coverage of Indiana’s first execution in more than two decades and the arrests of more than 1,000 demonstrators at the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire, has died at age 73. Swearingen died Aug. 1 in Greenfield, Indiana, after a […]

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          Upscale Security Officer - Clatskanie, OR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Introduction: PLEASE CLICK APPLY OR TEXT "JOBS" TO 561-660-9797 FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE! The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ..
          600 Million Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Analysis Latest Report By Top Players Tokyo Instruments, Agilent Technologies (Varian), Scansci Lda, Buck Scientific, RGS Corporation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          China, Germany Defend Iran Business Ties as US Sanctions Grip      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump’s warning that any companies trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States. The comments from Beijing and Berlin signaled growing anger from partners of the United States, which reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, over its threat to penalize businesses from third countries that continue to operate there. “China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction,” the Chinese foreign ministry said. “China’s commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions,” it added in a faxed statement to Reuters. “China’s lawful rights should be protected.” The German government said U.S. sanctions against Iran that have an extra-territorial effect violate international law, and Germany expects Washington to consider European interests when coming up with such sanctions. The reimposition of U.S. sanctions followed Trump’s decision earlier this year to pull out of a 2015 deal to lift the punitive measures in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program designed to prevent it from building an atomic bomb. Iran’s highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said meanwhile the country had nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said in an apparent reference to the imposition of the U.S. sanctions “With regard to our situation do not be worried at all. Nobody can do anything,” Khamenei said recently, the website reported. “There is no doubt about this.” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking in a meeting with North Korea’s foreign minister, said that America could not be trusted, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. “Today, America is identified as an unreliable and untrustworthy country in the world which does not adhere to any of its obligations,” Rouhani said. Tuesday’s sanctions target Iran’s purchases of U.S. dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and the auto sector. Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” Europeans withdraw European countries, hoping to persuade Tehran to continue to respect the deal, have promised to try to lessen the blow of sanctions and to urge their firms not to pull out. But that has proved difficult: European companies have quit Iran, arguing that they cannot risk their U.S. business. Among those that have suspended plans to invest in Iran are France’s oil major Total, its big carmakers PSA and Renault, and their German rival Daimler. Danish engineering company Haldor Topsoe, one of the world’s leading industrial catalyst producers, said on Wednesday it would cut around 200 jobs from its workforce of 2,700 due to the new U.S sanctions on Iran, which made it very hard for its customers there to finance new projects. The chief executive of reinsurance group Munich Re said it may abandon its Iran business under pressure from the United States, but described the operation as very small. Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran. “Simplistic idea” In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by an Iranian newspaper as saying that a U.S. plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero would not succeed. U.S. officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a bid to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programs and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq. “If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences,” Zarif told the Iran newspaper. “They can’t think that Iran won’t export oil and others will export.” Rouhani hinted last month that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, if the U.S. attempted to stop the Islamic Republic’s oil exports. Trump responded by noting that Iran could face serious consequences if it threatened the United States. “The Americans have assembled a war room against Iran,” Zarif said. “We can’t get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield.” Iran has dismissed a last-minute offer from the Trump administration for talks, saying it could not negotiate while Washington had reneged on the 2015 deal to lift sanctions. In a speech hours before the sanctions were due to take effect on Tuesday, Rouhani rejected negotiations as long as Washington was no longer complying with the deal. “If you stab someone with a knife and then you say you want talks, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.
          Pakistan, Russia Sign Rare Military Cooperation Pact       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pakistan has wrapped up a groundbreaking contract with Russia that would, for the first time, open doors for Russian military training of Pakistani army officers. The rare deal comes amid deteriorating relations between Islamabad and the United States, which has resulted in the halt of all military exchange programs with Pakistan and left a void that Moscow has stepped in to fill. The security training agreement concluded Tuesday at the end of the two-day inaugural meeting of the Russia-Pakistan Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC), said a Pakistan Defense Ministry statement. Pakistani Defense Secretary Zamir ul Hassan Shah and visiting Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin led their respective delegations at the talks in Rawalpindi, where the army is headquartered. "The two sides also held in-depth discussions on avenues of future cooperation. At the end, both countries signed the Contract on Admission of Service Members of Pakistan in the RF [Russian Federation's] Training Institutes," said the ministry statement. The Islamabad-Moscow security partnership has strengthened and expanded since late 2014, when the two former rivals signed their defense cooperation agreement. Russia sold four Mi-35M combat helicopters to Pakistan under the deal, and both countries have since held two rounds of counterterrorism military drills on each other's soil. Navies of the two countries also recently participated in joint antidrug exercises in the Arabian Sea. The latest naval collaboration took place last week in St. Petersburg, where a Pakistani warship participated in the major Russian Navy Day parade. "It was a very important event for us. Actually, illustration of this importance is that this parade was taken by the commander-in-chief of Russian armed forces, President Mr. Putin," Russian ambassador to Pakistan, Alexey Dedov, said last week. "This cooperation is developing into many directions. So, there is quite a wide spectrum. And, of course, this is a reflection of our approach to the relations with Pakistan, which to our country has their own independent value for us." Pakistan-U.S. ties Pakistan's relations with the U.S., meanwhile, have deteriorated since President Donald Trump took office and blamed Islamabad in his South Asia strategy for harboring terrorists and not doing enough to stop insurgent attacks in neighboring Afghanistan. Trump suspended all military assistance to Pakistan in January until it takes decisive action against militants on its soil. Pakistani leaders have rejected terrorism and other charges, saying they stem from U.S. security failures in Afghanistan. They also say that halting decades-old military diplomacy will fuel misunderstandings between the two countries. "Training at Russian military institutes would bring about a major shift in the world view of top [Pakistan] military officers," noted Baqir Sajjad, an Islamabad-based journalist and defense analyst. "Until now, the brightest officers poised for leadership positions were trained in U.S." Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan vowed Wednesday that his would-be government will work to improve relations with the U.S. "Pakistan and the United States have witnessed many ups and downs in their relationship, which were the outcome of a trust deficit between the two countries," Khan told acting American ambassador to Islamabad, John Hoover, who called the Pakistani leader to congratulate him on his election victory. An official statement issued after the meeting said the prime minister-in-waiting said his government will engage with the U.S. to make the relationship more balanced and trustworthy. Khan called on the U.S. and the region in general to work collectively to find a political settlement to Afghanistan. He also emphasized the "revitalization of diplomatic ties between the two countries and stressed the need to transform it for the benefit of both Pakistan and the United States." Countering terrorism While American leaders are skeptical and critical of Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts, Russian leaders praise Islamabad for eliminating terrorism from Pakistani soil. "It [Pakistan] is a very, very important party, not only in the regional stability, the stability worldwide. It's our very valuable partner of tackling such challenges and threats as terrorism, illegal drug trafficking, etc. Our countries face similar challenges and threats to national security," said Russian ambassador Dedov, while speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Russia is determined, he said, to give "practical assistance" to strengthen Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts. Russia and Pakistan both have openly expressed concerns over the emergence of Islamic State's Afghan branch, known as ISK-P, in "ungoverned spaces" of the war-shattered country. Former Pakistani army general Yasin Malik said Afghanistan remains at the center of growing cooperation with Russia. "This [Afghanistan] is a common denominator for both of us. And the presence of IS is a threat to both the Russian Federation and to Pakistan. Very serious efforts are there to jointly meet the challenge of IS in Afghanistan. I think that will be the hallmark of cooperation in security and military between Russia and Pakistan," Malik noted. Aiding the Taliban? There are also growing allegations that Moscow and Islamabad — under the pretext of fighting IS — are providing covert military support to the Taliban. Russia and Pakistan insist their ties with the Taliban are meant solely to encourage the insurgents to engage in peace talks with the Afghan government to help end the conflict and deter terrorists from using the country for international terrorism. Dedov noted that last month, the chief of Russia's external intelligence agency also visited Pakistan to participate in a four-nation meeting, with Chinese and Iranian spymasters in attendance. The rare meeting, officials said, focused on the buildup of IS in turmoil-hit Afghanistan. The Russian ambassador credited improved relations with Pakistan to regular exchanges of high-level civilian and military delegations between Pakistani and Russia. He noted that the volume of bilateral trade has increased by 82 percent in the first five months of 2018 and stood at $450 million. Moscow also is working to help Pakistan build an 1,100-kilometer gas pipeline linking Karachi to Lahore. Dedov, while delivering last week's lecture at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), did not rule out nuclear cooperation with Pakistan for peaceful purposes, saying, "We do not see obstacles in this matter."
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          Japón recordó el bombardeo nuclear sobre Hiroshima con una advertencia por el auge del nacionalismo en el mundo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El alcalde Kazumi Matsui dirigió la conmemoración en el 73° aniversario del ataque por el cual murieron 140.000 personas, tanto en la explosión misma como en la contaminación resultante. "Los esfuerzos por eliminar las armas nucleares deben continuar", pidió
          Tras su salida del acuerdo nuclear, Estados Unidos restablecerá las sanciones contra Irán a partir de medianoche      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Es una parte importante de nuestros esfuerzos por disminuir la actividad maligna iraní", declaró el secretario de Estado, Mike Pompeo. Los detalles de las medidas serán conocidos en el transcurso del día
          Donald Trump firmó el decreto que restablece las sanciones económicas sobre el régimen de Irán      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Las medidas comenzarán a regir en la medianoche del martes y afectarán a las exportaciones iraníes y el uso del dólar para sus transacciones internacionales. Llegan casi tres meses después de que el presidente anunciara el retiro de su país del acuerdo nuclear firmado en 2015
          Comment on Victorian town plans “smart energy precinct” to halve industry power costs by JackD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Good on you Port Fairy. Now if only we could get their conservative Warrnambool cousins to do likewise. The South West is home to frequent wind and should be doing everything it can to harness. Yes, turbines are installed at Yambuk, Codrington, Portland, Cape Bridgewater, Sir William Grant and other areas but geeez there is so much more that could be done. Its like denying the resource exists for the sake of aesthetics. Warrnambool and the South West are home to staunch conservatism and that's reflected in its general attitude to renewables (except for Port Fairy). The only proposal the local MLA has come up is an idea to build (wait for it) a Nuclear Power generation facility at the deep water port of Portland. It would be interesting to note how the Biopower tidal trial fared and would be even more interesting to find out if it ran successfully enough to progress to the next level. The South West is not only blessed with a wonderful wind resource but a wild Southern Ocean lapping its shores. Opportunities abound but for those who are prepared to be bold.
          U.S. Restores Economic Sanctions On Iran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Now that the Trump administration has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, it is reimposing sanctions that had been lifted under the deal starting at midnight. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: The sanctions being snapped back now make it harder for Iran to trade in gold and precious metals, graphite, aluminum and steel. The U.S. is also trying to block the Iranian government from acquiring U.S. dollar banknotes and is hitting the automotive and airline industries. Those are relatively small compared to the sanctions on Iran's oil and shipping sectors that go back into force on November 5. Trump's national security adviser John Bolton told Fox News that the U.S. is determined to pressure Iran to change its behavior. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) JOHN BOLTON: The pressure on the Iranian economy is significant. The value of its currency is going through the floor. We've seen public reporting of massive
          Perry says cyberthreats to gas justify help for coal, nuclear      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The potential for cyberattacks on gas pipelines and the electric grid makes it important to keep coal and nuclear plants online, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said. Perry, speaking at a conservative political conference here, cited recent news about Russian hackers infiltrating U.S. utility control systems as a reason for protecting the conventional baseline power plants against competition.
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          Stakeholders Across the Spectrum Ask FERC to Reconsider Its PJM Capacity Market Ruling      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Power plant operators, environmental and consumer groups, and states covered by PJM Interconnection are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider what may be the biggest change to U.S. energy markets in decades.

They argue that FERC stepped outside its legal authority with its June order demanding that grid operator PJM remake its capacity market, and should throw out its current plan and start over as a result.

In a 3-2 ruling that came as a shock to many in the industry, FERC rejected PJM’s current capacity market as “unjust and unreasonable.” Regulators ordered PJM to come back with a new market construct that would have significant effects on state-subsidized generation resources, such as nuclear power plants with zero emissions credits (ZECs) or wind and solar projects backed by a state renewable portfolio standard (RPS).  

Last week’s deadline for filing requests for a rehearing of the order drew a broad range of complaints and critiques from a broad swath of stakeholders in the process, as noted by Ari Peskoe, director of the Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard University.  

Many focused on the unprecedented interference into state energy policies that the order represents — the same issue that led FERC Commissioners Cheryl LaFleur and Richard Glick to vote against the order. 

Regulators for the states of Illinois and New Jersey, which are proposing ZECs to support nuclear power, expressed their concerns that FERC’s order would pre-empt those policies. Such a move "crosses the clear jurisdictional boundary between the states" and FERC, according to the Illinois Commerce Commission. 

Clean Energy Advocates — a group including Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Sustainable FERC Project, and Environmental Defense Fund — agreed with state regulators in its filing. The group noted that the order appears to draw an “arbitrary” line around ZEC and RPS programs, while ignoring the multitude of other state and federal policies affecting the market price of grid resources. 

“FERC doesn’t set environmental policies,” NRDC staff attorney Miles Farmer said in an interview. “But what it’s doing here by focusing on the ZECs and RPS policies is saying, 'We don’t know your environmental values, but we’re going to value them at zero — and we’re going to force that at the capacity market.'”

That’s because the FERC order would force these resources to be subjected to a minimum offer price rule (MOPR), a move that could end up barring them from competing in the market. 

Others groups complained about the FERC order’s vaguely defined changes, which different parties said could undermine both state-supported resources and, potentially, PJM’s capacity market itself. That’s because FERC’s order would also allow individual power plants and other grid resources to opt out of the market altogether, through something called the fixed resource requirement (FRR) alternative.

Generator owner Calpine, the company that filed the initial complaint at the heart of last month’s FERC order, wrote in comments to FERC that it’s worried that this modified FRR alternative “undermines the benefits of a strong MOPR and will necessarily lead to a purely residual capacity market.” 

FERC’s order also left open many of the details of how PJM would apply the MOPR and FRR mandates, leading to confusion among different parties about how their business would be affected. As Peskoe noted in a tweet, struggling utility FirstEnergy "wants to make sure that nothing in FERC's order applies to vertically integrated utilities.” However, he added, “Our comment in this proceeding pointed out that exempting those entities makes no sense.”

Finally, several groups focused on what they described as FERC’s faulty logic and lack of evidence that PJM’s current capacity market was “unjust and unreasonable” enough to throw out in the first place. 

The Organization of PJM States Inc., which represents all 13 states in PJM’s 65-million-customer territory, wrote that FERC’s order “accepted complainants’ evidence, based in theory, conjecture and speculation,” that ZEC and RPS policies are undermining the market, rather than meeting the burden of proof under Section 206 of the Federal Power Act. 

Clean Energy Advocates agreed, citing an “utter absence of evidence of an impending threat to the market’s ability to meet its core function of ensuring reliability at a just and reasonable cost. Indeed, to the contrary, all objective measures show the opposite trends to what one would expect if the market were under threat: booming investment; high investor confidence; and reserve margins in gross excess.” 

FERC’s order identifies a lack of evidence, by demanding that PJM go out and define terms like “meaningful,” “out-of-market support,” and “subsidy” in its plan to replace its current capacity market. But as Peskoe noted, “FERC can't get to that second step of ordering a tariff change before it defines why the change is necessary," if it’s to meet the legal burden of defining what makes PJM’s current market “unjust and unreasonable” in the first place. 

Farmer noted that these requests for rehearing, which ask FERC to reconsider its order, are the first step for opponents, and legal challenges could follow.

As for what FERC should do, withdrawing the order entirely would be "our preferred outcome," he said. But at a minimum, opponents want FERC to convert this proceeding into an order to "show cause proceeding." That would allow for parties and FERC representatives to communicate freely and hold workshops, in contrast to the current "paper hearing" status, which bars ex parte communications and sets a strict 90-day schedule for comments and responses. 


          NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST - West Park Hospital - Cody, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Director of Imaging Services - Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 4:12 p.m. ET The Trump administration is putting North Korea back on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism . President Trump says the move "supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate this murderous regime." President Trump told reporters on Monday that the Treasury Department will officially announce additional sanctions and penalties on the North Korean regime on Tuesday. President Trump says this should have happened years ago. In fact, North Korea was on the list until 2008, when the Bush administration took it off, in an ultimately failed bid to salvage a denuclearization deal. Trump's move won praise from members of Congress, who supported legislation that paved the way for North Korea's return to the blacklist. "Over the past year alone, Kim Jong Un and his regime brazenly assassinated his brother with a chemical weapon and brutally tortured Otto Warmbier, leading directly to his tragic death," writes House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman
          CNN Trump Voter Panel Blows Out When GOP County Chair Admits He Resigned After Helsinki Summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This morning, fireworks erupted on Part 2 of CNN’s “Pulse of a People” after one member admitted he resigned as a Republican county chairman from Ohio over Trump’s horrible Helsinki Summit & anoar said North Korea had already denuclearized. Host Alisyn Camerota played a second half of her interview with Trump voters, some of whom […]
          Comment on 10 Life Forms That Would Survive Nuclear War by Steve      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Senior QA Technician - Nuclear - David Aplin Group - Niagara Falls, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Strong understanding of a working calibrations program. David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client, a producer of...
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          Engineering Manager - Nuclear Services - David Aplin Group - Niagara Falls, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Putin Appoints Steven Seagal – LewRockwell      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Hollywood action star Steven Seagal would be the country’s new representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties, according to Reuters. The role was designed to “deepen cultural, art and youth ties” between the two nuclear superpowers. The Russian Foreign Ministry likened Seagal’s new role to that of a U.N. goodwill […]

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          Comment on Will the Trump Administration Attack Iran? by euhuguenin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
No, Iran is not going to haul off and attack Israel, either in Syria or Israel proper. It's government in Tehran is many things, but stupid is not one of them. What Israel is attempting to do is create a false flag, to be blamed on Iran, as the justification for attacking it, and bringing it the US in on its side, militarily. And unfortunately, Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, here in the US, AKA President Trump, has just made it very painfully clear this morning, that the US's withdrawal from the P5+1, and the sanctions which will ensue, are the US government's prelude to a war against Iran. Just because something isn't the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is no guarantee that it will not do it, and President Trump's speech about the US withdrawing from the P5+1 deal, is no exception to this very dark reality. He is making claims about Iran's actions and capacities which bear absolutely no basis in reality. The IAEA, which is staffed by amazinglingly bright people, has looked at the suspected facility, and said that there is no "there" there. And if that is what the IAEA is telling the world, I would very much tend to believe them. What Netanyahu and Trump are doing is tantamount to calling members of the IAEA, in their inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, idiots and liers, and members of this organization is neither. With a potential corruption indictment hanging over his head, Netanyahu is going to want to jump start this war as quickly as possible, which is most probably the reason President Trump made the decert announcement today, rather than wait until this coming Saturday, 12 May, which was the actual deadline. Look for this war to generate the revival of the draft in this country, and this time, the US military will be coming after both our young women, as well as our young men. And here is how I see the forces lining up; China, Russia, and Iran on one side, with the US; NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other. There is no way that this will be allowed to stay regional; my sense is, it will go global in a heartbeat. Memo to Israeli Defense Minister Ya'alon: the American people have gotten extraordinarily tired of the demands, bullying, and blackmail the American government has received from the fully nuclear armed, viciously apartheid, theocracy which is what Israel has become in the 21st century. And we have one word for you: enough!! We will provide you no more American military to get slaughtered or maimed for life in the process of "neutralizing" all your alleged existential threats in the Middle East. And of course, as we both know, that includes all of your neighbors in the region. And on top of that, sir, we would appreciate it greatly if the US government immediately pull all financial and military aid from your country immediately, as all this aid is completely illegal under the Symington Amendment. We the people would like to see this accomplished and immediately, sir. The days of the host/parasite relationship between the Us government and that of Israel may well be coming to a very abrupt halt, and it is damn well about time, sir!!!
          Новый альбом BURNING WITCHES выйдет осенью      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BURNING WITCHES выпустят новую работу, получившую название "Hexenhammer", девятого ноября на Nuclear Blast Records. Продюсером материала были те же люди, что и дебюта: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) и вокалист DESTRUCTION Schmier. Первый сингл из этого диска, "Executed", будет представлен тридцать первого августа. #Burning_Witches #BurningWitches
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: It has never happened before - a sitting American president meeting with a leader of North Korea. That could change now. President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to open up a dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about ending the North's nuclear program. South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, made the announcement at the White House yesterday. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) CHUNG EUI-YONG: Along with President Trump, we are optimistic about continuing a diplomatic process to test the possibility of a peaceful resolution. MARTIN: It's going to be quite the test. Let's talk about this with NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Hey, Tam. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hey. MARTIN: So just yesterday, the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was talking about diplomacy with North Korea as an unlikely possibility in the short term. But today he had something new to say about the president's
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Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate UN security council resolutionGholamali Khoshroo speaks during a security council meeting after a vote on the Iran resolution at the UN headquarters in New York on 20 July 2015. The US is making history not just by violating a United Nations security council resolution it voted for three years ago, but also by penalising countries who stick to the same unanimous resolution, the Iranian ambassador to the UN has claimed. Gholamali Khoshroo argues in a commentary published by the Guardian on Wednesday that by abrogating a multilateral 2015 nuclear deal and imposing new sanctions on foreign companies doing business with Iran, the Trump administration is also reneging on UNSC resolution 2231.



           Mars 2020 rover goes nuclear with delivery of new electrical generator       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover has received its nuclear power plant developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne and Teledyne. The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) unit will provide the robotic spacecraft with 125 W of electricity to operate the drive motors and power the onboard systems, as well as provide heat to keep the electronics warm during the sub-arctic Martian nights.

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          Putin/Trump Arms Control Then Sanctions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code Leaked Document Reveals Putin Lobbied Trump on Arms Control Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO. A [...]
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          Need of the hour: World peace      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Last fortnight’s visit to Brussels, London and Helsinki by the US President Donald Trump has opened up the deep fissures in the Western alliance even though that had for almost eight decades maintained a hegemonic presence on international politics. While it would be easy to see this in light of larger schema of an overall acknowledgement that the locus of international politics is shifting from its Eurocentric location to an entirely new kind of ‘Concert of Asia’ with China, India and on account of its Eurasian land mass, Russia. This time of transition is naturally causing a degree of international disorder only exacerbated by a deep crisis in the Western version of capitalist economic structure that is now seriously wobbly.

We know that organising the ‘anarchic world,’ as Thomas Hobbs considered the human character constituting it, to be, was often the desire ever since the modern nation-states were formed in the post-Westphalian world, though the real efforts began long after. The process of building this international order had begun with the creation of the League of Nations. Woodrow Wilson, then US president had in the wake of the World War I proposed its formation, along with the Treaty of Versailles, signed and sealed to end the war.

But it began unravelling itself by 1931 when Japan attacked Mongolia and the League could not intervene. Sensing the storm clouds of another World War gathering on the horizon, the League decided to convene a Conference of Disarmament. But Hitler’s Germany withdrew from the CD and the League in 1933. That was more or less the death-knell of the first attempt at establishing an international order based on rules and norms that were to be inviolate.

This current international order was established on the basis of the idea of the United Nations again proposed by another US president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a prime minister of the UK, Winston Churchill right in 1941 when they promulgated their peace aims in the ‘Atlantic Charter.’ The nations that signed UN Declaration of 1 January, 1942, were four: the USA, the UK, the USSR and China. Then followed the next batch: the other members of the Allied coalition ranged against the three Axis powers, Germany, Italy and Japan.

As we know the success of the UN can be measured in times of the Cold War for averting any globe girdling war that could have turned into mass annihilation resulting from nuclear exchanges. However, the global organisation of now 193 nations could not stop the smaller proxy wars between the two superpowers, having their interests being supreme in the apex Security Council where they enjoyed the veto right.

But despite most importantly, the combustible European continent, which had triggered the two WWs, had peace for more than 70 years, till Yugoslavia dissolved into redrawn maps and the old animosities of race and religion erupted in 1990s.

Having said that, after the financial meltdown of the 2008 and its concomitant severe economic downturn has given rise to a sharp backlash against what was termed ‘globalisation.’ This globalisation had caused jobs to migrate from the high wage Western hemisphere, to the East. And the ease of transferring financial capital engendered by the new rules that were originally framed with the desire to tie the post- Cold War world in one, singular giant business complex, has seen the flight of capital from low returns developed economies to the developing economies. But what has caused this current global upsurge of nationalistic protectionism that seeks to undo the much touted ‘globalisation?’

This explanandum requires a look at the Gini Index of economic inequality, and the physical manifestations of the severe inequality between the rich and the poor, in the form of ‘Occupy’ movement and the general atmosphere of popular unrest that is for the time being seeking solace in a severe withdrawal symptom of sorts by which the populations of the developed world are choosing ultra-nationalistic right wing political formations to lead them. This is reminiscent of the in 1930s Europe — especially in the nations that were the vanquished. Brexit is a giant example of this phenomenon where the thin shred of political sanity is holding the country together from not going down in flames. The rise of Donald Trump in the USA is a similar phenomenon, where the noblesse oblige of the old liberal elite is being supremely rejected.

This turmoil in the so-called developed societies is creating tensions across the globe at multiple levels. On top of that is the competition for global primacy between the superpower, the economic superpower and the former superpower that has gained a semblance of stability, seeking to reclaim its old position in the comity of nations. This is necessitating a reordering of the world that is more inclusive of the newly emerged powerful nation-states of the former South. A democratisation of the institutions like the UN system and the Bretton Woods system and the like is an urgent requirement. The sooner it happens the better it is.

 (The writer is a freelance journalist)

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          The Role of the Nuclear Factor-κB Transcriptional Complex in Cortical Immune Activation in Schizophrenia.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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The Role of the Nuclear Factor-κB Transcriptional Complex in Cortical Immune Activation in Schizophrenia.

Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 28;:

Authors: Volk DW, Moroco AE, Roman KM, Edelson JR, Lewis DA

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Transcript levels for cytokines and the viral restriction factor interferon-induced transmembrane protein are markedly higher in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. These gene products are regulated by the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) transcriptional complex. NF-κB activity, which requires the formation of NF-κB family member heterodimers, is regulated by activation receptors, kinases, and inhibitors. Whether any of these factors are altered in schizophrenia is not known. It is also unclear whether NF-κB-related disturbances reflect ongoing cortical immune activation or a long-lasting response to a prenatal immune-related insult.
METHODS: Transcript levels for NF-κB pathway markers were assessed using quantitative polymerase chain reaction in the prefrontal cortex from 1) 62 matched pairs of schizophrenia and unaffected comparison subjects, 2) antipsychotic-exposed monkeys, and 3) adult mice exposed prenatally to maternal immune activation or in adulthood to the immune stimulant polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid.
RESULTS: In schizophrenia subjects, but not antipsychotic-exposed monkeys, we found higher messenger RNA levels for 1) most NF-κB family members, 2) all NF-κB activation receptors, 3) several kinases, and 4) one inhibitor (IκBα) whose transcript level is itself regulated by NF-κB activity. A similar pattern of elevated NF-κB-related messenger RNA levels was seen in adult mice that received daily polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid injections, but not in adult mice subjected to maternal immune activation in utero.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher NF-κB activity, evidenced by elevated transcript levels for NF-κB family members, activation receptors, and kinases, may contribute to increased markers of cortical immune activation in schizophrenia.

PMID: 30082065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          The hidden water footprint of fossil fuel and nuclear power plants — Quartz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The hidden water footprint of fossil fuel and nuclear power plants — Quartz: Coal, natural gas, and nuclear power require a lot of water to operate safely.
          North Korea expert issues warning of nuclear war if Kim talks fail | Daily Mail Online      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea expert issues warning of nuclear war if Kim talks fail | Daily Mail Online: In the year 2020, North Korea launched a series of devastating nuclear attacks against South Korea, Japan and America - at least according to a fictitious history written by Dr Jeffrey Lewis.
          Green groups hit Cuomo on upstate nuke bailout plan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Green groups hit Cuomo on upstate nuke bailout plan: Environmental groups say it's not fair to force ratepayers to pay for nuclear power when they rely on renewables for all their energy needs
          Hungary's Paks nuclear plant to stay on full power | Energy & Oil | Reuters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hungary's Paks nuclear plant to stay on full power | Energy & Oil | Reuters: Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant is not powering down any of its four blocks despite rising water temperature in the Danube, which is used as coolant, the plant said in a statement posted on its web site on Tuesday.
          Future heatwaves will knock nuclear, gas and coal power plants offline | New Scientist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Future heatwaves will knock nuclear, gas and coal power plants offline | New Scientist
          Preventing the Misuse of Next-Generation Nuclear Energy Systems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Preventing the Misuse of Next-Generation Nuclear Energy Systems: Brookhaven Lab nuclear engineer Lap-Yan Cheng has been selected to co-chair a group helping to ensure that future nuclear reactors are designed to meet nonproliferation and national security goals.
          State Lands Commission hears concerns over San Onofre nuclear plant - The San Diego Union-Tribune      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
State Lands Commission hears concerns over San Onofre nuclear plant - The San Diego Union-Tribune: The state agency is taking public input as it prepares to put together an environmental impact report dealing with the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant in San Onofre.
          Trump Draft Plan Loosens Safety Rules on Phasing Out Nuclear Reactors - Senators - Sputnik International      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Trump Draft Plan Loosens Safety Rules on Phasing Out Nuclear Reactors - Senators - Sputnik International: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration’s proposed new draft rules for decommissioning nuclear reactors would weaken safety, security and emergency preparedness, four Democratic senators warned in a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday.
           The Solar-Plus-Storage Market is Maturing | The Energy Collective Daily       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Solar-Plus-Storage Market is Maturing | The Energy Collective Daily

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          Russia leads the world at nuclear-reactor exports - Daily chart      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Russia leads the world at nuclear-reactor exports - Daily chart: THE nuclear power industry, which had been in the doldrums since the 1980s, suffered a devastating blow in 2011 when a tsunami engulfed the Fukushima power plant in Japan, ultimately causing a meltdown. The amount of electricity generated by nuclear power worldwide plunged 11% in two years, and has not recovered since.
          Nuclear Safety Management      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) publishes a proposed rule to amend regulations concerning nuclear safety management. These regulations govern the conduct of DOE contractors, DOE personnel, and other persons conducting activities (including providing items and services) that affect, or may affect, the safety of DOE nuclear facilities. The proposed revisions reflect the experience gained in the implementation of the regulations over the past seventeen years, with specific improvements to the process for facility hazard categorization, the unreviewed safety question process, and the review and approval of safety documentation. The proposed revisions are intended to enhance operational efficiency while maintaining robust safety performance.
          Senior Business Controller Nuclear - ENGIE Electrabel - Brussel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ENGIE Electrabel biedt jou. ENGIE Electrabel is de marktleider voor energie in België. In België bekleedt ENGIE Electrabel een unieke positie omdat onze...
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          Kim goes casual while under US pressure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's inconsistent behavior for full denuclearization. CNN's Brian Todd talks to analysts about what this could mean for the leader's relationship with President Donald Trump.

          Project Manager - Power Generation (Nuclear) - CSA Group - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Our employees take pride in making a difference in people’s lives through the work that we do. CSA Group has an immediate opportunity for a Project Manager -...
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          BURNING WITCHES - first studio trailer!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BURNING WITCHES are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school heavy metal spanning the last few years - globally! The new album »Hexenhammer« will be released on November 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records. The forthcoming record was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album, which will take away the breath of headbangers worldwide, and of course make people bang their heads! Today, the band released their first trailer from the studio. Check it out to get a look behind the scenes of the album recording process and listen to a teaser for their unrelenting first single "Executed", which will be released on August 31st: https://youtu.be/EB6_sRCU_TY Stay tuned for more information.
          THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - jam session!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Guitarists David Andersson and Sebastian Forsland of Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have recorded a rehearsal room video of them improvising a new track called 'Race Towards Bremen On A Floridian Highway'. Commented Andersson: "Me and Sebastian had planned to meet in his studio to do a play through of one our new songs for my endorser, ESP guitars. But when we got there it felt quite boring to just mime along to a pre-recorded track, pretending to be excited about it. And it doesn't really represent the spirit of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. So, knowing that Sebastian is a one man band all in himself, we thought it would be much more fun to improvise a new track live in the studio instead, with us doing everything ourselves in real time. 'Race Towards Bremen on a Floridian Highway' is a tribute to all the 80's soundtracks we grew up with, and the unknown always growing inside us." Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/qdEWjUypQeQ The band released their impatiently awaited album, »Sometimes The World Ain't Enough«, on June 29 via Nuclear Blast and hit the official charts in various countries. Order »Sometimes The World Ain't Enough« here: http://nblast.de/TNFOWorldAintEnough
          US has enough unaccounted for uranium, plutonium to make 5 functioning nuclear warheads      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Department of Energy doesn’t discuss nuclear material that has been lost or stolen, nor does it appears to have relatively few accountability measures in place to deal with problems when they happen.

The post US has enough unaccounted for uranium, plutonium to make 5 functioning nuclear warheads appeared first on FederalNewsRadio.com.


          Commentary: Recognition, investments and ultimately growth, what Kim Jong Un wants hasn't changed at all      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea has demonstrated a yearning for economic growth for years, but the ultimate question is whether Kim Jong Un really intends to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange, says one observer.
          Adiós a las armas nucleares, pide ONU en escenario de bombardeo atómico      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tokio, Japón, 8 de agosto (Notimex). El secretario general de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), Antonio Guterres, afirmó que “la voz de hibakusha (término japonés que significa persona bombardeada) es un mensaje fundamental para la paz”, al pronunciarse hoy a favor del desarme nuclear. Guterres se reunió este miércoles en Tokio con el …
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OLH is seeking a Project Manager Non-Nuclear Programs to join our team to Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. OLH offers competitive salaries, benefit packages, holidays and paid time off, OLH gives you the opportunity to be a part of a team that values you...(click link to see full post)
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Quality Assurance Specialist III Position Overview Under general supervision, performs quality assurance support for the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) team. Typical job duties are routine and require use of standard techniques and procedures....(click link to see full post)
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EGS Inc. is seeking a Project Manger Non-Nuclear Programs our Client in Aiken, SC! This is a 1 year contract and we can offer a generous benefits package OR you can choose to go into a straight contractor rate in lieu of benefits! Because its a federal government...(click link to see full post)
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Senior Project Manager - PMCS Aiken, SC US Citizenship Required Weirich Consulting Services is seeking a qualified Senior Project Manager for our client in Aiken, SC. Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Duties Safety is a primary responsibility...(click link to see full post)
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          Kim Jong Un looked really happy touring a fish-pickling factory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently visited a fish-pickling factory, according to photos state media released on Wednesday.

The photos of the supreme leader beaming next to stacks of food is no doubt meant to send a signal to the world that the Hermit Kingdom is doing better than ever. North Korea is notorious for its propaganda, especially about Kim.

But the country's economy is still under the grip of international sanctions imposed after its nuclear tests. A United Nations report last year concluded 70% of North Koreans were struggling to get enough to eat.

On Tuesday, White House national security adviser John Bolton said the country wasn't holding up its promises toward denuclearization.

Still, Kim looked very happy as he toured the factory with soldiers, dressed in an uncharacteristically casual getup:

SEE ALSO: 21 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn't want you to see

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Kim was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Ri Sol-ju, who followed him around the Kumsanpho plant, smiling and dutifully holding his suit jacket.

Source: KCNA Watch



North Korean state media said the factory, located in the South Hwanghae Province, is the first of its kind, producing 30 types of pickled-fish products, including eel, anchovy, and shrimp. Kim allegedly called the stockpiles of food a "spectacular view," according to state media.

Source: KCNA Watch



An estimated 41% of North Koreans, or 10.5 million people, are believed to be undernourished.

Source: The New York Times



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          Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Winners to be selected and announced at Bentley’s
Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, October 15-18 in London

EXTON, Pa. – August 7, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world.

The finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

Bridges
• GS E&C Corporation – Jungkun~Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge) – Gwangyang,
  Jeolla-Namdo, South Korea
• Indian Railways – Reality modeling facilitates efficient planning, construction and monitoring of
  Chenab Bridge – Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir, India
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Design and Build of Road Bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project – Gresik-Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Buildings and Campuses
• Anil Verma Associates, Inc. – Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) – Los Angeles,
  California, United States
• Shalom Baranes Associates – Cannon House Office Building Renewal – Washington,
  District of Columbia, United States
• Voyants Solutions Private Limited – Station Development plan for Gwalior Railway Station –
  Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Communications Networks
• iForte Solusi Infotek – iForte Fiber Management System – Jakarta, Indonesia
• PT. Linknet – Linknet Operation Center – Jakarta, Indonesia
• SiteSee – Advancing Telecommunications – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Construction
• AAEngineering Group, LLP – Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant: modernization and capacity
  increase – Balkhash, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan
• Lendlease Engineering – New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater – Ballina, New South
  Wales, Australia
• Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. and China State Construction
   Bridge Co., Ltd. – Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge)
  – Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

Digital Cities
• Avineon India Pvt. Ltd. – Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands
• CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd. – BIM Technology Application in the
  Municipal Infrastructure Phase I Project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology
  Town – Baodi District, Tianjin City, China
• Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd. – New Municipal Road Construction PPP
   Project of the Municipal Public Facility Construction Project of Guandu Culture New City –
   Kunming, Yunnan, China

Environmental Engineering
• China Water Resources Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. –
  Jiangxi Xinjiang Bazizui Navigation-Power Junction Project – Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Landslide Disaster Protection Project on the National Road
  Network – Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia
• Setec-Terrasol – Extension L11 – Adaptation of the Mairie des Lilas Station – Paris, France

Manufacturing
• Brownfield Engineering Sdn. Bhd. – Propose 48MW Large Scale Solar (LSS) Project –
   Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
• Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research
   Institute Co., Ltd. – Alumina Refinery Project Cooperated between CHALCO and Indonesia –
   Bukit Batu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd. – Integration of SCADA System
   with Electrical Panels for Brunei National Control Center – Brunei Darussalam

Mining and Offshore Engineering
• CADDS Group Pty Ltd – Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project – Dampier,
   Western Australia, Australia
• Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, MCC – SINO Iron Ore Mine – Perth,
  Western Australia, Australia
• POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited – Jiangsu Offshore Wind Farm –
  Jiangsu Province, China

Power Generation
• JSC ATOMPROEKT – Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant – Northern Ostrobothnia Region, Finland
• Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  Huaneng Ningxia Dam Power Plant Stage Ⅳ project – Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui autonomous
  region, China
• Sacyr Somague – Hydroelectric use of the Foz Tua Dam – Foz Tua, Alijó- Vila Real, Portugal

Project Delivery
• AECOM – Gaining New Perspective through ProjectWise Insights – United Kingdom
• Arup – Arup Australasia Project Systems Team – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• Dragados SA & Transport for London – Bank Station Capacity Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Rail and Transit
• China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. – BIM Project for the Beijing-Zhangjiakou
   High-speed Railway – Beijing, China
• Italferr S.p.A. – Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Hirpinia-Orsara Operational
  Lot – Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy
• Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture (SCS) – Hs2 Main Works Lots S1 and S2 – London,
   United Kingdom

Reality Modeling
• Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited
  – Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park – Hong Kong, China
• Skand Pty Ltd – Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling
  for RMIT University Brunswick Campus – Victoria, Australia
• Transport for London - Major Projects Directorate – Deep Tube Upgrade Programme -
   Piccadilly Line Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Road and Rail Asset Performance
• CSX Transportation – Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning – Jacksonville, Florida, United States
• Illinois Department of Transportation – Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System –
  Springfield, Illinois, United States
• Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. – Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System – Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Roads and Highways
• Alabama Department of Transportation – Birmingham, AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project –
  Birmingham, Alabama, United States
• Henan Provincial Communications Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd. – BIM-based Further
  Design and Digital Construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section Project in the
  Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway – Luoyang, Henan, China
• Lebuhraya Borneo Utara – Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak – Sarawak, Malaysia

Structural Engineering
• Arab Engineering Bureau – Burj Alfardan – Lusail, Qatar
• Shilp Consulting Engineers – Alambagh Bus Terminal – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
• VYOM Consultants – K10 Grand Commercial High Rise – Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
• Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C. – Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management –
   Al-Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
• Vedanta Limited - Cairn Oil and Gas – Well Integrity and Flow Assurance Management –
   States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat, India
• Volgogradnefteproekt LLC – Object Modeling and Life Cycle Management: Project Implementation
   and Commissioning – Volgograd region, Russia

Utilities Transmission and Distribution
• Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  New project of a 750 kV substation in the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture – Bortala
  Mongol, Xinjiang Uyghur, China
• Pestech International Berhad – Substation Design & Automation for Olak Lempit
  Substation Project – Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
• POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited – Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou
  220 kV Electric Transmission Line Project – Xianning, Hubei, China

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited – 400,000 ton/day Water Supply
  Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City – Chengdu, Sichuan, China
• Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC – Civil engineering of the Beihu sewage treatment
  plant and auxiliary project – Wuhan, Hubei, China
• Suez Water Technologies & Solutions – Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon
   PV Cells & Modules – Kutch, Gujarat, India

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
• Beijing Institute of Water – Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Auxiliary Project: Hexi
  Branch Project – Beijing, China
• DTK Hydronet Solutions – Conceptioneering and Master Planning of Bankura Multi Village
  Bulk Water Supply Scheme – Bankura, West Bengal, India
• NJS Engineers India P Limited – JICA Assisted Agra Water Supply Project – Agra,
  Uttar Pradesh, India

The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, to be held later this year, October 15 through 18, in London at the Hilton London Metropole.

Chris Barron, Bentley Systems’ chief communications officer, said, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference is an ideal opportunity for infrastructure leaders from around the world to network with their peers, and learn about technologies and best practices to accelerate their organizations’ digital advancement. As part of the conference, we are pleased to congratulate and acknowledge the awards program finalists for their excellent work, and to provide conference attendees with the chance to meet the finalists and watch their project presentations, which represent this year’s most outstanding going digital advancements in infrastructure.”

This year’s conference will include:
• thought-provoking keynotes by industry leaders including Chair of National Infrastructure
  Commission for the UK, Sir John Armitt, and Chief Strategy Officer for Siemens AG,
  Dr. Horst J. Kayser
Digital Advancement Academies—interactive half-day learning sessions led by subject matter
  experts in their areas of expertise including BIM advancement, construction, constructioneering,
  digital advancement research, process industries, and reality modeling
• live technology presentations and panel discussions from Bentley’s strategic partners – Microsoft,
  Siemens, and Topcon
• opportunities for attendees to meet for one-on-one discussions with awards finalists
• informative industry forums and panel discussions
• Year in Infrastructure Awards finalists’ presentations on October 16 and 17
• evening ceremony and gala featuring announcement of the Year in Infrastructure Awards winners
  on October 18

View the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference agenda.

To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Year in Infrastructure Awards program, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.
 

 


          Trump vuole salvare le centrali a carbone e nucleari facendo pagare il costo ai consumatori      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sierra Club ed Environmental Defense Fund (Edf) hanno citato in giudizio il Dipartimento dell’energia Usa  (Doe) per non aver consegnato loro una serie di documenti richiesti in base al Freedom of Information Act (Foia). Le due associazioni ambientaliste volevano capire su quali basi fosse stato approvato il piano dell’ammin istrazione di Donald Trump che vuole salvsare le antieconomiche centrali statunitensi a carbone e nucleari addossando sui contribuenti costi per miliardi di dollari.

Mary Anne Hitt, senior director della campagna Beyond Coal di Sierra Club si è chiesta: «Che cosa deve nascondere l'amministrazione Trump riguardo al suo piano aberrante che farebbe pagare alle famiglie di lavoratori miliardi di dollari per il salvataggio degli executives  dei combustibili fossili? Li stiamo portando in tribunale per chiedere risposte su ciò che è veramente alla base di questo piano di salvataggio che avvantaggia solo gli executives  milionari dell’energia che hanno sostenuto la campagna elettorale di Trump. L’opinione pubblica ha il diritto di sapere perché l'amministrazione Trump sta cercando di aumentare le bollette dell'elettricità per mantenere inutilmente in attività degli impianti pericolosi e inquinanti, e, anche all'inferno o con l’acqua fino al collo, lotteremo perché ci sia la trasparenza richiesta dalla legge».

La causa intentata dalle due organizzazioni ambientaliste arriva nel bel mezzo delle forti critiche verso la proposta di salvataggio dell'Amministrazione Trump da parte di una serie eterogenea di stakeholders interessati di cui fanno parte compagnie eneregetiche, ex ed attuali funzionari del Dipartimento dell’energia, fornitori pubblici di energia e associazioni di consumatori.

Secondo Sierra Club, il piano proposto dall’Amministrazione Trump delinea come verrebbero applicate le leggi di emergenza - che storicamente sono state usate solo in casi eccezionali, per i disastri naturali o in tempo di guerra – per salvare dalla bancarotta le centrali nucleari e carbone che stanno per  essere sostituite da concorrenti più nuovi e più economici come il solare, l’eolico e il risparmio energetico e l’utilizzo efficiente delle risorse. Gli ambientalisti evidenziano che «Numerosi resoconti dei media, studi accademici e analisi di esperti hanno dimostrato che, non solo non c'è un'emergenza che richiederebbe il salvataggio, ma anche che il piano riportato dall'Amministrazione costerebbe decine di miliardi di dollari, limiterebbe i mercati dell'elettricità americana e aumenterebbe i prezzi dell'elettricità». Un recente rapporto di The Brattle Group ha stimato che il piano di salvataggio potrebbe costare ai conytribuenti statunitensi e ai clienti  delle compagnie elettriche qualcosa come 34 miliardi di dollari e le due associazioni ambientaliste ricordano che «Senza evidenze pubbliche per giustificare l'apparente intenzione del Doe di invocare la sua autorità per l’emergenza per tali salvataggi, Sierra Club ed Edf hanno ripetutamente richiesto documenti in base al Foia per informare l’opinione pubblica e gli amministratori eletti sulle intenzioni dell'Amministrazione, ma le loro richieste sono state continuamente ignorate e rinviate».

L’attorney di Edf Ben Levitan conclude: «L’opinione pubblica americana dovrebbe conoscere gli sforzi dell'Amministrazione Trump per creare una politica che aumenterà i costi dell'elettricità per le famiglie e le imprese, soffocherà l'innovazione e aumenterà  l'inquinamento. L'amministrazione Trump deve adempiere ai suoi obblighi legali di divulgare questi documenti».

L'articolo Trump vuole salvare le centrali a carbone e nucleari facendo pagare il costo ai consumatori sembra essere il primo su Greenreport: economia ecologica e sviluppo sostenibile.


          The Wisdom of Poignant Memory: Reflections on the Iran Nuclear Deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Note: The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the commentator and don't necessarily reflect the views of WKMS. As world leaders and U.S. presidential candidates react to the historic agreement between P5+1 countries including the United States and Iran regarding their nuclear program, Murray State history professor with a focus on diplomatic history Dr. Brian Clardy weighs in with his thoughts on the deal putting into context events of the late 1970s and mid 1980s.
          The U.N. should not remain passive in the face of human wrongs in Kashmir: Dr. Fai      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai Kashmir is one of the most idyllic setting in the world. A picturesque valley located between Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, China and with a small strip of 27 miles with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Kashmir is a natural paradise. The history of the freedom of Kashmir dates back 1931 when the people of Kashmir, both Hindus and Muslims initiated a freedom movement against the then Maharaja (Ruler) to have their own indigenous rule in Kashmir. The resentment of the people led to the ‘Quit Kashmir’ campaign against the Maharaja in 1946. Faced with the insurgency of his people, the Maharaja fled the capitol, Srinagar, on October 25, 1947 and arranged that India send its army to help him crush the rebellion. India, coveting the territory, set the condition that Maharaja must sign an ‘Instrument of Accession’ to India. At the same time, India had to attach another condition that accession was made subject to ‘reference to the people.’ On India’s showing, therefore, the accession has a provisional character. Then India brought the dispute to the United Nations where the Security Council discussed the question exhaustively from January to April 1948. It was agreed upon by the Governments of India and Pakistan and approved by the international community that the dispute over the status of Jammu & Kashmir can be settled only in accordance with the will of the people which can be ascertained through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite By adopting a number of resolutions from 1948 to 1962 reaffirming the principle of free choice for the people of Kashmir, the Security Council – and, therefore the United Nations – has assumed a moral responsibility to ensure that conditions in Kashmir will permit the exercise of that choice. To disown that responsibility would expose the world organization to the charge of making hollow promises and, indeed, deceiving a population which is larger than that of many Members of the United Nations individually. The people of Kashmir never lost hope either in the United Nations as the custodian of human rights, or in their demand to exercise the right of self-determination. The scale of the popular backing of the uprising in Kashmir can be judged from the established fact, that on many occasions during the month of July-August 2018, virtually the entire population of Srinagar and major towns in the Valley came out on the streets in an unparalleled demonstrations to protest the attempt by the Government of India to scrap the Article 35 A of the Indian constitution which gives the special rights and privileges to the state subject of Jammu and Kashmir. Article 35 A also bars foreigners to buy the land or to acquire immovable property, etc. in the State. The Joint Resistance Leadership and other legal, religious and business fraternities believe that the abrogation of this constitutional provision is a conspiracy to change the demographic composition of the state. However, the Supreme Court of India adjourned the hearting of Article 35-A till August 27, 2018. In response to the peaceful and massive demonstrations, much inhumanity, continuous violations of basic rights, frequent massacres, constant fear, hunger and misery – these are the gifts of Indian occupation to the people of Kashmir. For the populous South Asian subcontinent, the Kashmir situation entails recurrent possibility of disaster and nuclear war. There is a way to bring these atrocities to an end. The way is that the Secretary General of the United Nations uses its moral and legal authority to reinvoke peaceful dialogue between the Governments of India & Pakistan along with the legitimate representatives of the people of Kashmir for the final settlement of the dispute. The Charter of the United Nations empowers the Secretary General of the United Nations to bring any matter which may threaten the maintenance of internal peace and security to the attention of the Security Council. In consistence with the universally accepted principle that no situation should be allowed to escalate to a point of no return and that the United Nations should not remain passive in the face of human wrongs being committed on a vast scale, the people of Kashmir expect the Secretary General will not hesitate to exercise his discretion and put the Kashmir issue on the active international agenda. Should the Secretary General feel that the factual data at his disposal does not justify the use of his power under Article 99 of the UN Charter, we respectfully propose that the Secretary General urgently dispatch a special representative of high international standing to India and Pakistan who should visit both parts of Kashmir and report back to the Security Council the facts of the situation. In fact, ‘United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights’ has also recommended to send a fact-finding mission to Kashmir to assess the situation there. If India feels that it has nothing to hide, it should welcome such action. We feel confident that the Secretary General of the United Nations will not encourage any party to an international dispute which has been taken cognizance of by the United Nations to circumvent and rebuff the world organization. It should be one thing for the United Nations to remain inactive if an alternative and credible peace process were in motion. It is another when not even the beginning of an effort towards arriving at a settlement bilaterally between the parties or through mediation by friendly governments is visible. To put it plainly, the present situation is that the United Nations is allowing its resolutions to be dishonored and the people of Kashmir to be condemned to systematic destruction. The people of Kashmir deserve better. Dr. Fai is the Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum and can be reached at : 1-202-607-6435 or gnfai2003@yahoo.com

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          No one trusts America anymore: Iran's FM Javad Zarif      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Donald Trump says he wants talks with Iran on a new deal covering the full range of its "malign behaviour" in the region, which has been dismissed by Iran. Zarif was speaking a day after Washington reimposed a first tranche of harsh sanctions following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
          8/8/2018: NEWS: Trade with Iran and you’re barred, US tells EU firms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

between us which is very real, but a good partnership between friends requires us to take a stance when it’s important to do so.” EU foreign ministers said in a joint statement: “The lifting of nuclearrelated sanctions is an essential part of the deal...
          This week's C&EN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A few of the articles from this week's issue of Chemical and Engineering News:

          BURNING WITCHES - first studio trailer!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BURNING WITCHES are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school heavy metal spanning the last few years - globally! The new album »Hexenhammer« will be released on November 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records. The forthcoming record was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album, which will take away the breath of headbangers worldwide, and of course make people bang their heads! Today, the band released their first trailer from the studio. Check it out to get a look behind the scenes of the album recording process and listen to a teaser for their unrelenting first single "Executed", which will be released on August 31st: https://youtu.be/EB6_sRCU_TY Stay tuned for more information.
          (USA-TX-La Porte) Field Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**Field Technician** **Description** The United States Industrial Gas \(USIG\) division of Praxair, Inc\. is currently seeking a Field Technician located in La Porte, Texas\. JOB SUMMARY The Praxair Field Technician is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of an air separation facility in La Porte, Texas\. This is a challenging and rewarding job that requires the employee to have problem\-solving capabilities in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and production processes\. Field Technicians will work independently as well as with a team, while demonstrating initiative and self\-motivation\. Praxair Field Technicians often work alone and have primary responsibility for their assigned plants\. Field Technicians must be available for call outs\. SCOPE Employees in this role operate all aspects of the Praxair air separation plant, from routine operations to solving production problems\. They maintain compressors, pumps, valves, motors and related equipment\. The technicians also start up, shut down, and operate the plant\. The technician must solve a variety of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and process control problems\. The technician makes decisions which require coordination of interrelated tasks\. The employee develops conceptual solutions to moderately difficult, non\-routine issues/problems and provides guidance on technical leadership of projects\. Field Technicians are trained and mentored as they develop knowledge and skills\. The employee is also supported with supervision, lead technicians, engineers, safety, and other technical staff\. Occasionally, the technician will travel to locations outside the assigned areas to support those plants and receive training\. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 99. Fill zone activities \(filling liquid O2, N2, Argon and hydrogen tube trailers\)\. 99. Paperwork associated with distribution activities\. 99. Maintain all Safety, Quality, Environmental, and Compliance activities 99. Start up, shut down, and operate the production processes\. 99. Perform routine maintenance and calibrations on a variety of process equipment such as compressors, gas analyzers, control systems, electrical systems, rotating equipment, and process control valves\. 99. Troubleshoot and repair defective equipment, electrical components, and production processes\. 99. Planning and executing operations and maintenance tasks \(e\.g\. lockout\-tagout\) 99. Follow SOPs/SMPs for highly regulated plant processes and procedures 99. Purchasing of materials and/or services such as contractors\. 99. Documentation, reports, and other administrative duties\. 99. Operating equipment including forklifts and man\-lifts\. **Qualifications** EDUCATION High School Degree required Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in a technical field preferred EXPERIENCE 2 \- 5 years of experience is highly desirable in many of the following fields: + Air separation, oil refining, or similar complex process control operations + Instrumentation and control + General maintenance of industrial equipment + Compressors and compressor maintenance + Industrial mechanical maintenance + Industrial electrical or electrician + Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning \(HVAC\) + Military technical fields - Machinist Mates, Electrician Mates, Nuclear Technician, Gas Turbine Technicians, Boiler Technicians, Cryogenic Technicians\. SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES + Dependable and honest + Safety commitment and compliance with procedures + Safe driving + Competency with computers, Microsoft applications \(specifically Word and Excel\), email, and process control computer systems + Trouble shooting and diagnostics + Use of calibration devices and data collectors + Maintenance and repairs of industrial equipment + Process understanding, process control schematic interpretation + Maintenance and compliance documentation + Communications, both verbal and written + Quality controls, analyzers + Organization and time management + Safe Work Planning + Self\-directed learning All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status\. **Job** Operations **Primary Location** Texas\-La Porte **Schedule** Full\-time **Req ID:** 18002149
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Safety Basis Engineer (Experienced)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some the most challenging issues facing our nation's security? You could be the engineer we are seeking to join our dynamic team to conduct safety basis analyses of nuclear facilities to ensure safe operation On any given day, you may be called on to: + You will partner with multidisciplinary teams to innovatively improve the safety analysis of existing nuclear facilities + You will be responsible for creating and reviewing all documented safety analysis \(DSA\) and technical safety requirements \(TSRs\) for nuclear facilities + Interface with a wide variety of Sandia departments such as operations, engineering, and assurance, as well as the DOE Sandia Field Office + Conduct evaluations of radiation transport and shielding design; conducting computer modeling for nuclear applications + Implement, test, and apply software to support safety software validation + Manage changes to nuclear and industrial facilities through the unreviewed safety question \(USQ\) process + Represent Sandia on national and international technical safety\-related committees and groups + You will perform engineering analyses of nuclear or radioactive materials, chemical inventories, energetic materials, and operations to determine a facility's hazard categorization + Perform safety basis analyses for facilities, including hazard identification, hazard analysis, accident analysis, and control selection, and provide extensive experienced technical advice and assistance to line organizations and federal regulators on complex safety basis issues + You will develop and maintain Sandia National Laboratories' specific safety basis processes and procedures + Model criticality safety calculations, radiological and chemical atmospheric dispersion, reactor physics, and radiation transport + Conduct readiness reviews for nuclear and industrial facilities to determine whether the facility has achieved readiness for the safe startup or restart of operations Required: + Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a relevant STEM discipline plus 4 years of relevant experience + Experience in Nuclear Safety + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-clearance Desired: + Four or more years of experience with Nuclear Safety Basis at DOE facilities + Experience with the preparation or review of Documented Safety Analyses \(DSAs\) and Technical Safety Requirements \(TSRs\) for research reactors, critical assemblies, and non\-reactor nuclear facilities at DOE Facilities + Experience with the use and/or development of nuclear safety modeling codes and techniques + Knowledge of and/or experience with reactor kinetics, physics, and thermo\-hydraulic engineering calculations and modeling + Experience performing hazard analyses using techniques from Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures including but not limited to safety checklist, what\-if checklist, failure modes and effects analysis, fault/event tree, and qualitative risk analysis + Proficiency with the Unreviewed Safety Question \(USQ\) process + Operational experience with radiological and/or nuclear facilities + Experience with conduct of operations \(ConOps\) in nuclear facilities + Experience collaborating with outside technical organizations such as ANS and EFCOG + Experience leading diverse teams and ability to work cooperatively in a team\-oriented environment + Experience with successful facilitation and resolution of potentially contentious issues in a diverse group setting + Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing + Current, active U\.S\. DOE L or Q\-clearance Department Description: The Nuclear Safety Technologies Department \(Org\. 1383\), located in Technical Area V \(TA\-V\) at Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\), is responsible for ensuring that risks associated with operating TA\-V nuclear facilities are analyzed, communicated, and accepted by the governing authorities\. This involves selecting and evaluating nuclear safety controls to ensure protection of the general public, workers, visitors, and the TA\-V staff\. In addition, the Department ensures that the nuclear facility's safety documentation complies with federal law, Department of Energy \(DOE\) requirements and SNL standards and expectations\. Org\. 1383 is also responsible for implementing the Sandia corporate Nuclear Criticality Safety \(NCS\) Program\. Additional responsibilities of Department include research and development of Nuclear Safety Technologies\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) R&D Computer Science - Data Systems Engineering (Entry/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: The Data Systems Engineering Group is looking for qualified Research and Development Computer Science candidates passionate about collaborating within a high performing team on next generation technologies to provide solutions to national security applications\. The group engineers and delivers technology solutions across the entire spectrum of mission data\. These solutions are implemented in a variety of development languages and span hardware/software interfaces through high\-level applications and multi\-level systems\. You will participate in design, development, testing, and delivery of specialized software in a variety of development environments from waterfall to agile \(Scrum\)\. You will also have opportunities to propose and participate in internal research and development efforts\. Some travel may be required Required: + Advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in Computer Science or a related discipline plus a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\); or bachelor's in Computer Science or related discipline with 4 or more years of relevant work experience\. + Software design, development, testing, delivery, and support experience in object oriented languages such as Java, C\#, C\+\+\. Desired: + Developing web applications, including both back\-end and front\-end web development experience\. + Ability to work effectively in a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment; excellent listening and communication skills\. + Experience with Docker containers, Jenkins continuous integration, and continuous delivery approaches to software development and deployment in cloud\-based environments\. + Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, CouchDB, Neo4j, or Elasticsearch\. + Ability to utilize debugging tools and test frameworks such as Junit, NgTest, JBehave, or Cucumber\. + Experience using version control systems such as Git, Subversion, Mercurial, or Team Forge\. + Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose\. + Proven written communication skills\. + Knowledge with cloud technologies\. + Active DOE Q\-Level security clearance\. Department Description: The Weapons Design and Assurance Center \(2600\) is a multi\-discipline, product\-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other high\-consequence national security applications\. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space\-flight and airborne payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, telemetry and software systems, and data science and analytics\. The Center has four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi\-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering\. You will join high performing technical teams in the Data Systems Engineering Group and will handle the design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized hardware and software components and subsystems for national security applications\. These systems are designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer high reliability, enable integration and interfacing to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. You will have the opportunity to team in a wide variety of disciplines including analog and digital design and development, embedded development for real\-time systems, data processing and analysis to include image and signal processing applications, network and communications technology, trusted systems design and development, testing/fielding complex hardware and software systems, and exploratory data analytics and applied data science\. You will be exposed to a variety of hardware and software development environments and methodologies spanning traditional waterfall development and systems engineering to agile development processes\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Software Quality Engineer - (Experienced)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Perform lead role in developing and maintaining the Nuclear Safety Software Quality requirements for the Technical Area – V \(TA\-V\)\. You will support the programmatic needs for engineers, physicists, safety analysts, and other users of safety related software and associated tools for the Nuclear Facility & Applied Technologies group and the Radiation & Electrical Sciences Center\. You will conduct the annual safety software inventory for TA\-V and maintain configuration of the software throughout its lifecycle\. You will communicate with partners, regulators, engineers, and nuclear operators to ensure software is adequately performing its proper function and is documented in accordance with requirements of DOE 414\.1D, “Quality Assurance”\. On any given day, you may be called on to: • Review software systems design, change specifications, and plans against project or process requirements • Develop, modify, and execute software test plans and analyze and write test standards and procedures • Use systematic tests to identify software defects, analyze results to ensure existing functionality, and recommend corrective action, including isolating, reproducing, tracking, and fixing bugs • Consult with development engineers to resolve problems and provide feedback for use in technical appraisals of programming languages, systems, and computation software • Maintain, modify and assist in the creation of test environments and configurations to meet test cases or problem requirements • Document test results to assist in debugging and modifying software • Define appropriate measures to ensure the quality and serviceability of new features and releases of deliverable software Required: • Requires a bachelor's degree plus five or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience • Demonstrated knowledge of software development methodologies throughout the software lifecycle • Fundamental understanding of quality principles, methods, tools, and standards and experience in quality engineering processes\. Experience with quality standards \(e\.g\., NQA\-1, NAP24A, ISO\-9000, ANSI, IEEE\) • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance Desired: • Experience in leading safety software development projects in field applications\. • Experience in using modern programming languages, operating systems, and system device interfaces • Proficiency in hardware, software, or operating systems environments • Ability to apply project management principles and techniques to software project planning, implementation, and tracking\. Certification in Project Management, Agile Project Management, ASQ Software Quality Engineer is a plus • Demonstrated experience in software system procurement, inspection, and evaluation • Basic understanding of configuration management processes • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing Department Description: Group 1380, Nuclear Facility Operations and Applied Nuclear Technologies \(Technical Area \- V\), operates four unique nuclear facilities and conducts radiation effects research and analysis supporting the mission of Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\) and the nation's interest\. The operation of the Annular Core Research Reactor \(ACRR\), the Sandia Pulsed Reactor\-Critical Experiments \(SPR\-CX\), the Gamma Irradiation Facility \(GIF\) and the Auxiliary Hot Cell Facility \(AHCF\), as well as the Radiation Metrology Lab \(RML\) play a vital role in SNL's strategic mission\. The Nuclear Quality and Requirements Department \(1382\) is responsible for managing the effective implementation of the elements of 10CFR830 Nuclear Safety Subpart A, Quality Assurance criteria across TA\-V programs, policies, processes and procedures\. The department also manages the TA\-V Training, Requirements, Assurance, and Information Management programs for TA\-V Nuclear Facility Operations\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Intern - Integrated Surety Mechanisms Clerical Union Undergrad Year Round      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- Clerical Union Undergrad On any given day, you may be called on to: + Provide clerical support to Managers and Staff + Work with office software and conference room equipment + Provide space coordinator assistance + Plan, coordinate and execute events + Provide responsive support to Center administrative assistants Required: You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program + Minimum cumulative GPA of 2\.5/4\.0 + Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer + U\.S\. citizenship As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union \(OPEIU\), which requires monthly membership dues or agency fees\. New hires into an OPEIU represented position will remain in the initial position for twelve \(12\) months before being eligible to be considered for other Sandia employment\. Desired: + Ability to work in a fast\-paced environment + Self\-motivated with a desire to exceed expectations + Desire to provide outstanding customer service + Possession of well\-developed interpersonal and communication skills + Ability to work in a diverse team environment Department Description: The Integrated Surety Mechanisms Department 2613 develops surety mechanisms for the nuclear weapon stockpile\. The department has life cycle responsibility, from development of initial concepts through end\-of\-life dismantlement, for unique signal stronglinks, launch accelerometers and other electromechanical devices\. The department’s work covers a range of product focused activities includingadvanced development of precision mechanical surety components, full scaleengineering development in support of new and existing weapon projects, andoversight of component production\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\. Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-CA-Livermore) Telemetry Engineer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: We are seeking an electrical, mechanical, or systems engineer to join a multidisciplinary team in designing and developing advanced electronic subsystems\. A successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the qualification program of these subsystems\. The qualification program will encompass physical testing, modeling and simulation, inspection, and analysis to prove these subsystems meet mechanical, electrical, and environmental requirements\. The engineer will work as part of a multi\-disciplinary team whose task will be to map design requirements, create and implement the qualification program, work with our quality engineer to implement quality methods into the qualification program, evaluate prototypes, test subsystems, support full\-up system integration testing, and document results\. The engineer will be responsible to interact on a regular basis with external production facilities and suppliers\. A successful candidate will also be responsible for maintenance of qualified product\. This includes working with the production facilities and suppliers to understand how changes to processes or piece parts affect the viability of the subsystem\. **Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities** + Advanced technical degree or significant equivalent experience\. + Multidisciplinary technical knowledge and competencies appropriate to the position\. + Ability to perform the integrated technical analyses that underpin the development of a realizable system concept\. + Ability to synthesize operational concepts for experimental or exploratory systems to innovate and deliver solutions to customers in mission areas not fully defined or understood\. + Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with scientific and engineering methods and with the discipline’s standards for the ethical conduct of research\. + Thorough knowledge of and experience with scoping, designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects\. + Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with implementing Sandia policies affecting research, design, and development activities, projects, or initiatives\. + Demonstrated ability to engage customers and stakeholders in the synthesis of significant systems experiments and to team across disciplines\. + The ability to create innovative solutions to difficult technical problems\. Required: + Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, or equivalent: - higher degree \(MS, PhD\) in relevant discipline; or - engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development\. + Demonstrated ability to work in team\-oriented environment and work cooperatively with other internal organizations, as well as external production facilities and suppliers\. + Environmental test experience + Demonstrated ability to recognize quality at the electronics board level as well as at the integrated electrical/mechanical system level + An active DOE Q clearance or equivalent Top Secret DoD clearance is required\. + Ability to travel 10\-15%, as some travel will be required\. Desired: + Previous work experience at Sandia or within the NNSA complex + Previous experience in telemetry subsystems + Demonstrated ability to analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems\. + Demonstrated ability to develop validation master plans, process flow diagrams, test cases, or standard operating procedures\. + Demonstrated ability to identify deviations from established product or process standards and provide recommendations for resolving deviations\. + Demonstrated ability to prepare, maintain, or review validation and compliance documentation, such as engineering change notices, schematics, or protocols\. + Demonstrated ability to study product characteristics or customer requirements and confer with management to determine validation objectives and standards\. + Demonstrated ability to maintain validation test equipment\. Department Description: The mission of the Telemetry Systems Engineering Department is to design, build, test and implement weapon systems instrumentation for use in weapon development and stockpile evaluation programs\. More specifically, we are responsible for developing flight data instrumentation systems to support DOD and DOE Joint Test Assembly flight tests\. These tests are used to confirm the performance of nuclear weapon systems such as re\-entry vehicles, cruise missiles, and bombs, and such testing is critical to Sandia's stockpile stewardship mission\. We also provide non\-weapon telemeter monitoring systems that can be used in challenging remote environments\. Telemetry Systems Engineering employs electronic design engineers, mechanical design engineers and electronic technologists, as well as telemetry system engineers on our ongoing and advanced telemetry projects\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance to start\. Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) R&D Electrical Engineer-Strategic Firing Subsystems (Entry/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department \(02625\) has an opening for a motivated Electrical Engineer to support the development, specification, and testing of electrical components within the department and to provide support to other programs within the Firing & Embedded Systems Group \(2620\)\. The tasks for this position include clarification of requirements, planning and procurement of hardware, test planning and execution, analysis of test/analysis data for design performance, design definition and documentation, and communication of program status and engineering data to customers and Sandia management\. The successful candidate will be part of a tightly integrated team working to design, develop, qualify, and produce the W88 Firing Subsystem \(FSS\) to support Department of Energy and Department of Defense activities\. This position offers the opportunity to learn and experience engineering across Sandia and the NNSA enterprise as well as taking part in the primary mission of the Lab\. Successful candidate will be self\-directed; customer\-focused, and have strong teaming and analytical skills\. It is expected that the engineer will increase their level of responsibility and ownership with experience\. On any given day, you may be asked to: + Support the developmet of functional and interface component requirements + Update design definition and documentation + Support the development, testing and evaluation of hardware to meet requirements + Support integrated tester development for component and subsystems + Work with production agency \(Kansas City National Security Campus, KCNSC\) counterparts to build hardware, characterize and if necessary, fix performance issues + Provide technical leadership in identifying and managing technical risks + Analyze system performance against requirements + Assess, plan, and report progress relative to program plans + Travel up to twice per month may be required\. Required: + Master's and Bachelor’s in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or related discipline; or equivalent experience and/or achievements + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance Desired: + Bachelor's and advanced degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering + Experience in one or more of the following: high voltage pulse discharge design, high voltage power supply design, high voltage analog design, and board\-level and/or component level circuit design; + Experience in one or more of the following: data processing and analysis; signal processing; quality and design processes; and trusted systems; + Familiarity with the following: flight hardware requirements and qualification; modeling and analysis tools; and electronics and software testing/debugging and data analysis; + Ability to: meet milestones within cost, schedule, and performance; work across a wide variety of disciplines to integrate designs into a complete system \(software, hardware, mechanical, packaging, etc\.\); working within projects that require adherence to formal engineering design standards, modeling and requirements; and work successfully in a team environment with various disciplines of engineers and scientists; + Knowledge of the NNSA configuration management and engineering authorization \(EA\) system; + Demonstrated ability to develop products within the Nuclear Weapon Realize Product Subsystem; + Experience with Nuclear Weapons Mark Quality hardware; + Experience in system engineering of large and complex systems; + Experience with risk management; + Demonstrated ability to work within teams that cross technical disciplines; + Demonstrated effectiveness working in an environment with dynamic conditions, competing priorities, and firm deadlines; + Strong verbal and written communication skills Department Description: The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department 2625 has responsibilities for firing subsystems used on U\.S\. Navy and U\.S\. Air Force nuclear weapon systems\. These products are reliable, operate in extreme environments and have a high, performance consequence\. The department has life\-cycle product responsibility to design, develop, qualify, validate, produce, monitor, assess and dispose\. We provide engineering support for our products including production, surveillance, special finding investigations, and improving our technical basis for understanding performance\. Current work activities include support for the W88 ALT 370 program, support for the W87 program and advanced development activities\. The staff is a highly competent multidisciplinary team with skills in systems engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical design, performance verification, and project management\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
          8/9/2018: WORLD: Let’s see some action on nukes, Bolton tells Kim      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
National security adviser John Bolton says North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearise despite an agreement between Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in June. Mr Bolton told Fox News that US Secretary of...
          Why Southern Co Stock Is Sinking Today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Southern Co (SO) stock was sinking Wednesday on news of increasing costs to complete its Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear energy plants.

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          China claims victory on Korean nuclear issue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At a time when much of the world is concerned about how to implement the denuclearization agreement reached between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, China is quietly patting itself on the back even though it wasn’t party to the talks. Beijing considers the outcome a […]
          [$$$] Nuclear Job Board - [Mechanical Engineer] Entry Level Mechanical Engineer - Edgewater Technical Associates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for an Entry Level Mechanical Engineer opportunity for our customer in Richland, WA for the Hanford Site. Title: Entry Mechanical Engineer DESCRIPTION OF WORK-SPECIFIC Development of Procurement Engineering related...(click link to see full post)
          [$$$] Nuclear Job Board - [Mechanical Engineer] Principal Mechanical Engineer - Edgewater Technical Associates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for a Principal Mechanical Engineer opportunity for our customer in Richland, WA for the Hanford Site. Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer DESCRIPTION OF WORK-SPECIFIC Provides technical direction to assigned engineers....(click link to see full post)
          [$$$] Nuclear Job Board - Entergy is looking for an Engineer, II - Sr Lead (Nuc) PRA - Entergy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AS A ENGINEER II, III, Sr, or Sr Lead JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE Design Engineering is the design authority and owner of the design bases. Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA), which resides in the Design Engineering department, is responsible...(click link to see full post)
          Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Iran weighs response as US sanctions biteTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now?



          NUCLEAR: Senators concerned about NRC decommissioning rule      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Four senators wrote to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week expressing concerns about the agency's ongoing efforts to rewrite the rules for decommissioning nuclear plants.
          NUCLEAR: Watchdog slams NRC for lax safety oversight at Wash. plant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Federal nuclear safety regulators overlooked a "grossly inadequate" evaluation of safety issues by a Washington nuclear power plant operator when they signed off on restoring the plant's safety status to normal, according to a watchdog group.
          8月8日(水)のつぶやき その2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

男子トイレについてはこのブログを読んでほしい。

"小便器の前に立つとき、利用者自身が「男」であることを示すまさにそのものを露出することを迫られている"
"自分が「男」であることの自覚をその都度促される"

立ちションできない男の… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 瀧波ユカリ (@takinamiyukari) 2018年8月7日 - 22:16

長崎原爆被災者協議会の田中重光会長。被爆者の父、母、祖父、祖母、被爆2世の妻、孫が苦しみ「原爆にさえあってなければ、病気もせず家族が仲良く暮らせていけたのに。放射線は遺伝子に作用して時間がたっても私たちを苦しめています。この苦しみ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 中田晋介 (@sinsuke_nakata) 2018年8月8日 - 08:26

私はもともとTwitterは最近まで全然使ってなかったのです。
でも、改ざん問題が発覚しても、安倍さんが辞めようとしないのを知って「これはまずい!」と思いました。
これでは今や独裁国となり、世界中に挑発を繰り返しているこの国と同じ… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

— yukinokakera (@yukinokakera) 2018年3月31日 - 21:34

「驚くべきことは、森友問題に対する日本の世論の結集力が非常に低いことだ。韓国で毎週100万もの人がー15度の寒さもものともせず集まり、朴大統領の辞任を要求していたのをこの目で見た。日韓の格差は驚異的だ」

仏記者にここまで看破され… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

— yukinokakera (@yukinokakera) 2018年3月31日 - 02:55

私も同じ気持ちでtwitter始めました。本当に酷い首相だ。 twitter.com/yukinokakera/s…

— きざみタバコ (@Uf8PFMIXWJF5yCl) 2018年8月8日 - 06:15

【地震情報】 8日00時13分、三陸沖でM5.3の地震発生、最大震度3。震源は地下約10km。この地震による津波の心配はありません。 #地震 #jishin #災害 #saigai pic.twitter.com/0HyZZEyLiz

— 地震うさぎ (@mgn_eq) 2018年8月8日 - 00:19

【ピート・クラッセン送別会ライブ】

日程: 2018年8月25日(土)
時間: 20:00〜(ピートのステージは21:00前後)
場所: ロックバー六本木バウハウス
〒106-0032東京港区六本木5-3-4レーヌビル 2F
入… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Pete Klassen (@PeteKlassen) 2018年8月7日 - 20:26

戦争は勝者であれ、敗者であれ、いずれも殺人に変わりはない。
国や宗教、肌の色は異なろうと、我々は共に「人間」である。

人間は、自分と同じ人間を意のままに支配しようとする時、その人は悪魔へと変わるのだ。

この汚れなき輝く瞳の子供… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 波乱万丈斎 (@hells_emperor) 2017年4月23日 - 07:25

@hells_emperor ついでに付け加えれば、議員はボランティア。自治会やPTA役員と性質は変わりません。国民の代表者、間接民主主義としての機能。だから兼業認められてる。生業しながら時間割いて議会出席が基本。活動費用や生業犠… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— SWRT (@swrtswrtswrt) 2018年8月7日 - 18:03

政党支持は会員の自由!
6027.teacup.com/situation/bbs/…
「当然、学会員の個人個人の政党支持は、従来通り自由であります。学会は日蓮大聖人の仏法、三大秘法の御本尊を信奉する宗教団体であって、政党支持については会員の自由… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 宿坊の掲示板ほぼbot (@Shukubo_hobo) 2018年8月6日 - 15:20

安倍政権を終わらせる秘策! twitter.com/260yamaguchi/s…

— 小池晃 (@koike_akira) 2018年8月8日 - 08:57

安倍を倒してくれるのならこの際石破でも野田でもいい、ただ次の選挙でまとめてぶっ倒すまでだ、なんの期待もしていない、自民党内の自浄作用なんて幻想はハナから信用してはいないんだ。

— 社会主義者です。 「貧困と原発を世界からなくしたい」 (@jcp_kyodo) 2018年8月8日 - 05:53

【拡散希望】フィギュア企画請負の伊原と申します。ヤマノススメ「雪村あおい」「倉上ひなた」の材質をPVCからアクリル系樹脂に変更をメーカーである㈱びーふる(プルクラ)より強要されました。拒否すると突如解雇され、それまでにかかった費用… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— びーふる被害告発@伊原 (@BefullHigai) 2018年8月6日 - 13:36

弁護士の先生に相談したところ、相手は問題の多い業者なので単独で立ち向かわずまずは「買ったフィギュアが不良品なのに対応を拒否・放置された」「給料や賃金を踏み倒された」「不当解雇された」など㈱びーふるに被害に会われた声をなるべく多く集めて行政に提出し裁判を起こすことを薦められました。

— びーふる被害告発@伊原 (@BefullHigai) 2018年8月6日 - 13:36

このアカウントは私と同じように被害にあわれた個人様や企業様の声を集め賠償させることを目的としています。決してヘイト目的ではありません。
被害が小額で諦めていた方、恫喝されて精神被害にあわれた方、
どんな些細なことでもかまいません。… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— びーふる被害告発@伊原 (@BefullHigai) 2018年8月6日 - 13:36

名案なんですけどね、東京五輪ボランティア、
シルバー世代のみなさんでよくないですか?
『若者はサービス残業するだけで文句言う』
『若者はだらけている』
など御高説でお腹いっぱいですから、今こそ!お手本を見せてください!
クーラーも… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— かまたまる (@kamata_erai) 2018年8月7日 - 00:27

主語の大きい”若者”に対する単純な批判ではつまらないので
シルバー世代という主語の大きい主張をお返しするアイロニーですよ
生産性という流行りの言葉も盛り込んで、全力でふざけてるんですが
怒っている方は、センター試験受けたことがない… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— かまたまる (@kamata_erai) 2018年8月7日 - 13:25

その期間に生産性の高い我々世代が国を良くしておきますから、安心して灼熱の東京で無償で、心ゆくまでなぜか予算が枯渇して労働対価を払えなくて困っている東京都を救ってあげてくださいね!
ぷいきゅあがんばえ~!

— かまたまる (@kamata_erai) 2018年8月7日 - 00:30

@kamata_erai 「税金で働いてる救急隊員が仕事中コンビニに行くな」「事前に買っておけ自己管理が出来てない」と声高らかに叫んでいた優秀な団塊世代の方々をピックアップしてボランティアに参加中は500mlペットボトル一本でオリンピックに貢献して頂きたいですね。

— みょーん。@やったぜ。 (@fffjv42) 2018年8月7日 - 13:22

申し訳ありません。大きな会場の中には、政治関係はダメというところも多く、その上に、一年以上前から押さえておかないと、なかなか空いていません。可能な中で最もキャパの大きな会場を押さえましたが限界がありました。こうした事情なので、既に… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 枝野幸男 (@edanoyukio0531) 2018年8月8日 - 08:39

【訃報】俳優の津川雅彦さんが死去 78歳
news.livedoor.com/article/detail…

今年4月、妻の朝丘雪路さんが亡くなり、5月20日に会見し「彼女を残すよりはいい結果になった」と悼んだのが、最後の公の場となった。 pic.twitter.com/4VwyoJ8xvu

— ライブドアニュース (@livedoornews) 2018年8月7日 - 23:51

asahi.com/articles/ASL86…

なんか、閣僚の責任の取り方が、金で解決、になってしまってるよね

— buu (@buu34) 2018年8月7日 - 17:20

「冷房使用は福祉」 猛暑続く韓国、電気料金を値下げへ #ldnews news.livedoor.com/article/detail…「大統領はこの酷暑を「特別災難」と位置づけ、「冷房の使用は基本的な福祉」として引き下げを指示した」。最近,韓国のいいニュースを聞くなあ。

— 舞田敏彦 (@tmaita77) 2018年8月7日 - 20:39

NHK。安倍晋三さんがサマータイム検討を自民党に指示した件。
安倍晋三さん「サマータイム導入は国民の評価が高いと聞いている。内閣としても考えるが、党の方で先行して議論して欲しい」。
「サマータイム導入は国民の評価が高い」って、なに… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— YAF (@yagainstfascism) 2018年8月7日 - 12:18

隣で小さい子が「きれい!」って言ってる。きれい、ほんとに。「だれが死んだの?」とお母さんに聞いている子もいる。この子たちもなぜ灯籠を流すのかきっといつか知る。その時の世界に核兵器がひとつでも少なければいい。なくなっていたら、もっと… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— ICAN Japanese (@nuclearban_jp) 2018年8月6日 - 20:02

野宿生活を強いられている方はダンボールを使って寝床を毎日作ります。ダンボールを路上に置いておくと廃棄されてしまうため、さまざまな工夫をしながら暮らされています。留守の場合でも食糧と情報提供のチラシを置いていきます。 pic.twitter.com/68eTAwJ8n5

— 藤田孝典 (@fujitatakanori) 2018年8月7日 - 22:42

大日本帝国おじいちゃんたちも普通に禁固だな。

「虚偽や、故意に事実を歪曲させたデマの流布は世論形成に益をもたらさない。よって、言論の自由の権利には該当しない」「ホロコーストを否定する行為は、公の議論で不穏な状態を招いてはならない… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— acacia (@freie_Herz) 2018年8月8日 - 10:53

houdoukyoku.jp/clips/CONN0039…
日本ボクシング連盟の山根会長が暴力団と黒い交際があったことに、スポーツ庁・鈴木長官は「辞任に値する」と言ってるんだけど、選挙戦で安倍事務所が暴力団に選挙妨害を依頼した話はどうなるの?… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Dr.サキ (@XKyuji) 2018年8月8日 - 00:28

ぴょん画伯による
のんちゃんの似顔絵🐢

うん、うん…ぅんん??
上手…だと思うよ??

▼ #ゆるキャラグランプリ に参加してます。ぜひ一票を!▼

sp.yurugp.jp/vote/detail.ph… pic.twitter.com/keO1a9sRWR

— ぴょんちゃん&のんちゃん(のせでん公式) (@pyonnon_noseden) 2018年8月7日 - 12:02

安倍事務所が暴力団に通じる人物に選挙妨害を依頼していた決定的証拠! 「安倍代議士に選挙妨害を報告」の記述も lite-ra.com/2018/07/post-4…
この事件自体も闇だけど、なによりもこれだけのダーティな政治スキャンダルを、… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— mipoko (@mipoko611) 2018年8月7日 - 18:21
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こんばんは、もへろんです。
私が制作した絵本「てるちゃんとようかいさんのおはなし」の事ですが、今月、出版1周年となりました!😃🌊🧡

☺️皆さまありがとうございます 💞

記念として...というと大層ですが、良い区切りですので何か… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— もへろん (@yakiyakiume) 2018年8月7日 - 22:52

東北五大祭り堪能の後、いわきのハワイアンに立ち寄って「じゃあ帰ろうか・・・」長い旅の終わりを惜しみながら「どっか寄って帰ろうか〜和佐田なんかやっとらんかなぁ・・・」やっとるやん!!というわけで今日は高田馬場に泊まります(笑) pic.twitter.com/jluIdUPyNz

— FunkySueyoshi (@FunkySueyoshi) 2018年8月7日 - 22:51

ちなみに今日はバナナの日でした。
みなさんおつかれさま🌝
おやすみなさい😴 pic.twitter.com/Y7b8dOpQ17

— もへろん (@yakiyakiume) 2018年8月7日 - 23:09

夏の間だけ時計の針を2時間すすめる「サマータイム」。 国民に睡眠不足と長時間労働をもたらします。九州・沖縄地方では夜明け前に出勤することにも。2020年東京オリンピック・パラリンピックの暑さ対策というのならオリ・パラの開催日程を秋に変更すべきです。

— 山下芳生 (@jcpyamashita) 2018年8月8日 - 00:03

🌟石野竜三の語り芝居「夢金」チケット販売中🌟
🔹脚本:石野竜三
🔹口上言い:たかしたみか
🔹2018年10月6日(土)〜9日(火)
🔹鮨處 八千代・信濃町煉瓦館店にて
🔹🍣鮨弁当🍱付き🉐️
🔹チケット・詳細はこちら👉… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 石野竜三🌟語り芝居「夢金」10/6〜9 (@Ryuzou_Ishino) 2018年8月8日 - 07:00

唖然だなあ。結婚はいいものという価値観を小学生に伝えること自体が多分多くの批判向けられてるけどなんかそもそもこれ「結婚式プレゼン」だよね結婚式て別に結婚生活の象徴や本質とかじゃ全然なくない?模擬挙式見せることが「婚育」になるわけな… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 弁護士 太田啓子 (@katepanda2) 2018年8月7日 - 23:04

なんか三菱がトルコでつくってる原発に日本政府の補償が必要になるかもという話になってるらしい

すげーよな、三菱財閥
車作らせればリコール隠し、貨物船つくらせれば沈没、豪華客船つくらせれば大損失、ジェット機つくらせれば遅延しまくりで、原発もって

まともにつくれてるの鉛筆くらいだな

— 愛国心はならず者の最初の拠り所 (@siokara58) 2018年8月7日 - 22:25

誰に聞いたんだよ。
@AbeShinzo pic.twitter.com/R0YJmoBUE1

— 背中まで45分 (@senakamade_45) 2018年8月7日 - 22:31

速弾きが弾けているとか弾けていないとか誰かの真似だとかいろいろありますが、そんなもの普通の人にとっては全くどうでも良い事な訳で、生活に支障は来さないのですから、そんな事を気にかけていられるこの平和な世の中でギターが弾けること自体に感謝している、という事なのです👍

— KellySIMONZ(ケリーサイモン) (@KellySIMONZ) 2018年8月7日 - 14:25

なぜ、日本の大マスコミは安倍3選を望むのか いまや大本営の〝直属機関〟 出来もしない日朝交渉に期待を持たせたり、早々と総裁選の圧勝票読みを流すなど、世論とかけ離れた自民党の安倍礼賛とまったく一緒の大メディア 5年半で脅され、牙を抜… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— KK (@Trapelus) 2018年8月7日 - 15:28

ちょっと何いうてるか意味不明 pic.twitter.com/ZGqa1iVovY

— ANTIFA大阪 (@antifa_osk) 2018年8月7日 - 19:04

もう利害と打算で二枚舌を使う非平和主義の公明党など不要な時代。

これからの時代は、心ある無名の民衆の連帯が平和な世界を築く時代。 twitter.com/nuclearban_jp/…

— 波乱万丈斎 (@hells_emperor) 2018年8月7日 - 15:03

原発大好きの財界人、政治家や官僚、建設関係の面々は、
その財力で特定地域を買い取って、そこに全原発を移設
して皆さんで暮らしては如何です?
事故を起こせば100兆円、金食い虫で核兵器の材料を
生み出すだけ、ゴミの処理に数千年もかか… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— けん (@KSN1HybmjjiCMoQ) 2018年8月8日 - 01:25

文明国だな twitter.com/guchirubakari/…

— 愛国心はならず者の最初の拠り所 (@siokara58) 2018年8月7日 - 22:11

五輪を巡る安倍の酷暑対策のバカっぷりと、韓国文大統領の「酷暑での冷房は国民に必須な福祉だから電気料金値下げ」の対比を見ていると、

バカに政治やらせたらアカン、と言うのが誰の目にもハッキリ解るよな。 pic.twitter.com/NIFwtzOuHN

— 🏕インドア派キャンパー 📣ⒻⒸⓀⓁⒹⓅ🔥 (@I_hate_camp) 2018年8月7日 - 22:20

#稲田朋美 の「憲法教という新興宗教」という発言について、実際に稲田の事務所に電話して問い合わせてみた。

「憲法擁護義務をどう考えているのか」と聞いたら、「おたくは憲法大好きなんですね」と返された。

どうやらバカ政治家は、事務所に勤めている奴まで馬鹿らしい。

— ああああ (@babypleazkillme) 2018年8月6日 - 17:59

出演する女性も情けない。 twitter.com/fluently_kaz/s…

— まっちー@肉球新党 (@keskiviikko7) 2018年8月8日 - 08:26

そのうち

外国人「日本には差別がないと聞いたが本当かい?」

日本人「あぁ。本当だよ」

外国人「それはすごい!どういった政策や教育をしたんだ?」

日本人「『それは差別じゃない』って言い続けて、それに耐えきれない人々は、皆国外… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 真田 鷹山 (@yo_zansanada) 2018年8月6日 - 18:23

【 #台風13号 関東や東北に今夜からあすにかけ接近の見込み】
夜の帰宅時間帯に雨や風が強まるおそれがあるほか台風の速度が遅いため影響が長引く可能性があります。日中のうちに備えを進め、大雨や暴風、高波などに警戒しましょう。 www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2018…

— NHK生活・防災 (@nhk_seikatsu) 2018年8月8日 - 08:24

【地震情報】 8日06時04分、千葉県東方沖でM3.5の地震発生、最大震度1。震源は地下約10km。この地震による津波の心配はありません。 #地震 #jishin #災害 #saigai #千葉県 pic.twitter.com/Ytzh44KbkL

— 地震うさぎ (@mgn_eq) 2018年8月8日 - 06:08

また、あの西畠氏? twitter.com/kei_nakazawa/s…

— まっちー@肉球新党 (@keskiviikko7) 2018年8月8日 - 08:31

ことを妨げるものではありません。未完の文学作品の続編を書くことや、創造されたキャラクターに依拠して新作を書くこと、もとの作品の後日談を書くことなどは著作人格権の侵害には当たりません。あくまてもとの作品が改変、既存されることから保護する考え方を示したものです。

— 中沢けい (@kei_nakazawa) 2018年8月8日 - 06:56

そのあたりをどう考えるか。続編と本編の関係をどう考えるか。もう少し詳細を検討する必要があります。絵やイラスト、写真にも本文文章と同等の著作人格権が認められていることを、確認しました。人間精神の営為を保護するのが著作人権の考え方です。だから、もとの作品から新しい作品を創造する→

— 中沢けい (@kei_nakazawa) 2018年8月8日 - 06:52

これを、真っ向から大メディアが取材して報じられたら、安倍政権は普通に終わると思う。暴力団を使って選挙妨害した人物が政治トップって、マフィアが権力抗争に関与して政治家誘拐とか、そういう事が起きる国と性質変わらんやん。でもそれを報道出… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— mipoko (@mipoko611) 2018年8月7日 - 18:36

A「野党はパフォーマンスばかり」
B「野党がこの法案に反対していることは、国民に知られたくないんですね。わかります」
#呪いの言葉の解き方

— 上西充子 (@mu0283) 2018年8月8日 - 08:18

「また『ご飯論法』ですね」と同じように、
「また『呪いの言葉』ですか。ワンパターンですね」と、可視化して跳ね返せるようにした方がよい。
「野党はパフォーマンスばかり」「野党は反対ばかり」「反対するなら対案を出せ」、等々。… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 上西充子 (@mu0283) 2018年8月8日 - 08:31

数はほんとに大事。暴れたりしないで怒りを伝えるには、雲のように人々が集まること。それを見て「あ、私も俺も僕もわいも怒っていいんだ」って、その何倍もの人が思える。
twitter.com/bubu_de_la_ma/…

— ブブ・ド・ラ・マドレーヌ (@bubu_de_la_ma) 2018年8月7日 - 23:12

電気代滞納でクーラーが動かなくて亡くなる人もいる国のお隣の国の話

「冷房使用は福祉」 猛暑続く韓国、電気料金を値下げへ:朝日新聞デジタル asahi.com/articles/ASL87…

— 石野 雅之 (@nocchi99) 2018年8月8日 - 08:23

「家族」という縛りからの解放…はここ10年間の自分のメインテーマだった。血脈だけで縛ったり縛られたりするのはよくない。
結婚ていうのも元は別々の個人が互いを尊重して一緒に幸せになろうっていう美しい約束でしょう。その約束や契約が守ら… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 岸原さや (@sayasaya777) 2018年8月8日 - 07:50

(´-`).。oO(…タヌキかと思ったども、わざわざ尻尾を縞模様にしてある…こいつはアライグマってことでいいんだべかな?…へばな)
#秋田自動車道 #日本海沿岸東北自動車道 pic.twitter.com/EMFx1RtPEK

— 超神ネイガー【公式】 (@neiger_akita) 2018年8月8日 - 08:28
          TRUMP WALKING THE WALK: Reimposes crippling sanctions on Iran with more planned for November      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Iran’s former ambassador to Germany and Iranian nuclear negotiator, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, stated on Ohio-based talk show Going Global with David Delgado that regime change is truly the only option for the Islamic Republic, because the nation will not change its behavior and “behave like a normal country” to have sanctions removed, as US Secretary of […]
          Comment on How Steve Goddard a.k.a. Tony Heller does bad science by Li D      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Haha. Nice step by step articulate work as usual at open mind. I'd love to be as articulate as he is. Funnily, Tamino got very pissed at me once cuz I commented on his idea some TV star called Oprah would make a great political and military leader in the position of President of USA. Asking about his preferred hypothetical candidates ideas on nuclear weapons seemed to be like a bee sting allergy. Yanks love their fucking nukes. No If s or buts. No discussion allowed on a subject of grave import. Also funnily, someone accused Heller of being racist, he denied it, and I said there was at least the impression he could possibly be cuz he hassled the old President about some birth certificate along side many who were undeniably racist, and Heller cracked the shits at me for a completely reasonable idea. By coincidence, I was reading an old denier blog last night from 2012 ( try it sometime. The older they are the funnier they get. This one's subject was the fucking Pictet experiment of all things! Such utter graspers they are), and the loons on it were putting down Heller too!
          Blueprint News Celebrates 250 000 Visitors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The registration of visitor statistics for "blueprint news" started in May 2010 and reported about 250.000 visitors in August 2018. Here are some numbers that remain incomplete, however, because only the leading 10 visitor nations are given, together with information about browsers and systems applied by visitors. Some rare browsers that came to my attention during the years are not included in the overall statistics as they present only a low number of visitors i.e. < 1%. Same goes with the computer systems where the list is too long to integrate it entirely into the following chart, and there are, as well, some visitors who withhold part of the Information. An increasing trend to data anonymization makes it even more difficult to collect visitor data.



Overall visitor statistics for August 8, 2018.


However, more important than mere numbers should be the following choice of highlights of visitor activity during all those years and which might give an idea of the global acceptance my rather tiny blog achieved.


Visitor Highlights



Chinese visitors coming from River Yangtse and from Hangzhou, both places being
near to Shanghai. A closer look on the satellite images provides interesting features.



The former Portuguese colony of Macao which is now a part of PR China. Two
long bridges, connecting the main parts of Macao, might attract your attention.



Living the Chinese Dream



Economic prosperity and military strength are integral parts of China's global dream. While
facing maritime disputes with other nations, China is enforcing a modernization of its navy.



Japan and North Korea



One visitor came from the diplomatic quarters of Tokyo (above) and which is near to
the Imperial Palace. Another visitor called from Ground Zero in Hiroshima where the
first atomic bomb had been dopped in 1945.



Earlier this year Japanese authorities launched a missile alert via Japan National TV
when a North Korean test missile was heading toward Japanese territory. As tensions
with North Korea were high at the time, I was just watching Japanese news on satellite
TV. I immediately took a photo from my TV screen and posted it. My blogspot was then
available on the internet while the North Korean missile was still in the air over Japan !



One of the rare visitors from North Korea is indicating he came from the Ryugyong
neighbourhood in Pyongyang and which is not far away from the central compound
of North Korea's ruling Workers Party. The internet access point, however, remains
difficult to localize in this case.



In August 2017 two US military bases on Guam were threatened by North Korea which said
it would create an "enveloping fire" around the US territory using four Hwasong-12 missiles
that should detonate 30-40 km off the island. The US side made clear this would mean war.



Nuclear Research

The CERN Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, is operating the greatest particle accelerator
ever built. It was there that a predicted elementary entity, the Higgs boson, was detected
for the first time.



The center for nuclear research in Dubna is situated in the neighbourhood of
Moscow, Russia. In Soviet times it was the most important facility of its kind.



Washington and Israel

No, it's not at all a call from the President but rather from a
public hotspot facing the White House in Washington DC :



In the hustle of the 2016 pre-election times I simply forgot to publish the below picture.
Sorry for that ! The picture can be named "Grabber King at the Chicago Trump Tower".



The US Department of State noticed my translation of a political poem originally written by
Guenter Grass, one German laureate of the Nobel Price for Literature. It's all about Israeli
militarism directed against Arab neighbours (i.e. their Semitic brethren...) and against Iran.



In the week after the author's death, my translation
of his poem was addressed by different US visitors :



US - Iranian Enmity



The National Defense University NDU in Washington DC, a US government institution,
visited a blogspot of mine and which is dealing with a scenario of mutual threats that
has steadily developed between Iran and the USA.

All

All of Central Asia and the Middle East
is under control of The Empire.
Well, not entirely ..........


An Iranian visitor enjoyed, as well, my visualization of the conflict.



One visitor coming from the faculty of law at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, made
a Google search by simply entering the timeless adage of justice to be found above the
entrance of a Cairo law court, and found ..... my blogspot about decisive battles in Syria.
What an amazing coincidence !



After the ousting of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Ghadafi, a visitor called from some
internet access point nearby to Martyrs Square in Tripoli, the former capital of Libya.
It is on Martyrs Square that a shrine was established for the heroes of the revolution.



A "postcard" from the holy places of Makkah in Saudi-Arabia :



In August 2014 Islamic fighters were threatening Kurdish residents in the
Kirkuk region of Northern Iraq. People fled into the nearby mountaineous
area while Islamists headed further to Mosul. After the fall of Mosul, the
Islamist leader al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate in the great mosque
of Mosul.



Visitors coming from Northern Pakistan took immediate interest in the Iraqi developments.
They came from Islamabad, its southern environment, from Quetta and Peshawar (below).



Mongolia - Chingis Khan and the "Art of War"



A smiling Mogolian leader once presented his Mongolian horsemen to US president Bush.
When a Mongol horde invaded and destroyed the Caliphate of Baghdad in 1258, they left
a gigantic regional chaos similar to what did the US Cavalry under US president Bush. The
difference, however, is: The Mongol horde robbed what they could carry on horseback and
returned home, while the US sat and waited as oil wells cannot be so easily carried away.



Other "cold warriors" can be found on Elmendorf Air Base in Alaska, USA, .....



..... while some people are peacefully fighting the cold in an Inuit community on Greenland :



The "University of the South Pacific" on the lonesome island of Fiji, however, is a real "hotspot".
No wonder they provide a swimming pool needed to cool off the heated brains of young folks.



In comparison, the "Harvard Business School" in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, might make a point with a better reputation.




          Pompeo: Iran Needs 'Enormous Change' To Reverse Reimposed U.S. Sanctions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the White House is ready to enforce sanctions against Iran that will be re-imposed starting Monday — an effort by the U.S. to "push back" against Tehran's "malign activity." The renewed sanctions follow President Trump's decision in May to withdraw the U.S. from the multi-nation nuclear accord with Tehran. The 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, of JCPOA, brought a suspension of U.S. sanctions in exchange for Tehran's agreement to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Trump has long contended that the Obama-era deal was flawed from the start and in his May announcement that the U.S. would withdraw, the president said the structure of the accord was "decaying and rotten." Speaking with reporters on Air Force One on Sunday, Pompeo described Tehran's leadership as "bad actors" and said the president's goal is to get Iran to "behave like a normal country." He said the administration is willing to look beyond the
          North Korea Reportedly Building More ICBMs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Satellite imagery gathered by U.S. intelligence agencies indicates that North Korea is building new ballistic missiles at a factory just outside its capital, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper, quoting "officials familiar with the intelligence," says North Korea is working on "one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs" at its Sanumdong facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The report follows last month's summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after which Trump hailed in a tweet that "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." On Tuesday, North and South Korea held their second round of military talks since June, when the first such meeting took place at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), where the two sides pledged to halt "all hostile acts." According to the Post 's latest report, "The new intelligence does not suggest an expansion of North Korea's capabilities but shows that work on
          North Korea repeatedly rejects US proposal for denuclearisation, report says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea has repeatedly turned down a denuclearisation proposal made by the US, the Vox news website reported on Wednesday, one that would have set a formal timeline to start the process by having Pyongyang cut its nuclear arsenal by 60 to 70 per cent within six to eight months, delivering the warheads to a third party. In exchange, Vox said, the US would lift economic sanctions and remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Citing two anonymous sources familiar with...
          GE's Fall From Dow Jones Is The Downfall Of An American Icon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: For more than a century, General Electric was a giant of American business. It was one of the original companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, but now the company is about to be booted from the Dow and replaced by Walgreens. This is a story of the downfall of an American icon. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports. JIM ZARROLI, BYLINE: It's no exaggeration to say GE has been an essential piece of the fabric of American business for more than a century. It was formed from a company started by Thomas Edison. And by the 1933 Chicago world's fair, it was already a famous brand. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Let us look within this imposing structure, into the great hall where General Electric assembled its galaxy of exhibits, electric devices and marvels of electricity. ZARROLI: GE made engines during World War II. It made computers, oil field equipment, lightbulbs, nuclear reactors and lots of household
          Sanções dos Estados Unidos afetam finanças e comércio exterior do Irã      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Porto-paranaguá-infraestrutura (Foto: Foto: Ivan Bueno/ APPA)

 

As sanções impostas pelo governo dos Estados Unidos ao Irã, que entraram em vigor nesta terça-feira (7/8), tendem a afetar de forma negativa as operações de comércio exterior do país asiático. Entre as principais medidas, estão restrições à atuação dos iranianos no sistema financeiro internacional, como a proibição de qualquer negociação de compra e venda de dólares.

“Essa é a sanção mais grave até agora, porque o comércio exterior é denominado em dólares. Quem comprou e vendeu mercadoria, que chegou ao destino antes da aplicação da sanção, agora não vai poder pagar nem receber”, explica a especialista em comércio exterior Tatiana Palermo, que foi secretária de Relações Internacionais do Ministério da Agricultura.

O governo norte-americano anunciou a imposição de sanções contra o Irã há três meses, depois de confirmar sua saída do acordo para impedir a produção de armas nucleares pelo país do Oriente Médio. Segundo o presidente Donald Trump, as medidas serão as mais duras da história e terão uma nova fase em novembro deste ano.

Na opinião de Tatiana Palermo, as medidas têm duas consequências principais. Uma é reduzir atividade econômica e o poder aquisitivo iraniano. Outra é restringir negócios de outros países com o Irã, via sistema financeiro internacional.

É neste segundo ponto que está o efeito mais imediato desta fase das sanções e o Brasil, que apoiou o acordo nuclear com o Irã, em 2015, tem motivos para se preocupar, especialmente o agronegócio, que é parte relevante da pauta bilateral de comércio.

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De acordo com Tatiana, cerca de 90% das exportações brasileiras para o mercado iraniano são de produtos ligados à agropecuária. Os principais são soja, milho e carnes, mais especificamente a bovina. A movimentação de produtos entre os dois países, em si, não está proibida. Mas com as restrições cambiais, fica inviável concretizar negócios. Não há representações de bancos iranianos no Brasil.

“O Irã não pode comprar dólares para transferir ao vendedor brasileiro. E o comprador não conseguiria converter para moeda local o que recebe de pagamento”, detalha Tatiana Palermo.

Uma saída, na avaliação dela, seria uma mudança normativa no Brasil permitindo que o comércio exterior fosse denominado em outra moeda, como o euro, que seria uma escolha natural. Mas também não há certeza de sucesso nesse tipo de medida, já que é preciso saber como os bancos europeus passarão a atuar nesse ambiente.

De todo modo, as sanções entram em vigor em um momento de redução do comércio de produtos agropecuários entre Brasil e Irã. No primeiro semestre de 2018, os embarques foram de 3,76 milhões de toneladas com um faturamento de R$ 1,03 bilhão, segundo o sistema Agrostat, do Ministério da Agricultura. No intervalo de janeiro a junho de 2017, o volume tinha sido de 3,89 milhões de toneladas, com uma receita de R$ 1,24 bilhão.

“O comércio já estava caindo porque desde maio se estava sabendo das sanções. Tanto que hoje em dia, o Irã está na 24ª posição como nosso destino de mercado”, explica Tatiana Palermo.

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In early 1942, Ted Petry was recruited out of high school to a secret government project at the University of Chicago, told only that it had “something to do with the war effort.” Little did the 17-year-old from the South Side of Chicago know that the $94-per-month job would be part of a groundbreaking experiment […]
          Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration – Daniel Ellsberg, Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow, Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CARES via Nuclear Hotseat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hiroshima watch frozen at the exact time the atomic bomb landed on August 6, 1945. Listen Here:   Podcast: Download Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration: Marylia Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley CARES, explains the group’s special focus on the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and its annual August 6 March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival. Daniel Ellsberg, best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers and […]
          U.S.-North Korea Summit Is One For The History Books      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: History happened here today as President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader greeted each other in front of flags from both of their countries. The two men then met for several hours before emerging to sign an agreement that included a commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. President Trump touted the agreement at a news conference this morning. (SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Today is the beginning of an arduous process. Our eyes are wide open. But peace is always worth the effort, especially in this case. They should have been done years ago. They should have been resolved a long time ago. MARTIN: NPR's Elise Hu is normally based in Seoul, South Korea. She is here with me in Singapore covering the summit and joins me now. Hi, Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hi there. MARTIN: So a big headline out of this agreement today signed between the American president and the leader of North Korea is that
          Trump Says North Korea Summit Plans 'Moving Along' After Surprise Moon-Kim Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated 2:55 a.m. ET Sunday Hours after a surprise meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas aimed at shoring up diplomacy, President Trump seemed to keep hope alive for a summit with Kim Jong Un to go ahead as planned on June 12 in Singapore. Speaking at the White House Saturday evening, Trump said plans for the summit were "going along very well." He said meetings were ongoing and that the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula "would be a great thing for North Korea." "A lot of people are working on it. It's moving along very nicely. We're looking at June 12 in Singapore. That hasn't changed. And it's moving along pretty well, so we'll see what happens," Trump said in the Oval Office Saturday. South Korea's presidential Blue House announced earlier Saturday that President Moon Jae-in had held a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to keep diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang alive. "The two leaders frankly exchanged their opinions on
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Well, it looks like the summit is now off. President Trump has canceled his proposed meeting with the leader of North Korea. This announcement came on the same morning that North Korea made a very public showing destroying a very important nuclear test site. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: All right. For what all of this means, we're joined by NPR's Elise Hu in Seoul, South Korea, and NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe in our studios here in Washington. Ayesha, I'm going to start with you. This was a sudden announcement I think is a fair characterization. Can you tell us what this letter says? This is from President Trump, he's addressing it to the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: Yes. Well, President Trump, he says that he was - he thanks North Korea's Kim for his patience and his time with respect to negotiations for this summit. But then he also says that recent statements from North Korea have made it so
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Updated at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday North Korea said it is canceling high-level talks with South Korea planned for Wednesday at their shared border area because of ongoing military exercises between the South and the United States. The talks were scheduled for Seoul and Pyongyang to follow up on the agreement struck by the two Korean leaders at their historic summit last month. The South Korean government says the decision is "regrettable" and calls on North Korea to resume the dialogue. Later North Korea's first vice foreign minister, Kim Kye Gwan, went further, saying in another statement that Pyongyang has no interest in a summit with Washington "driving us into a corner and making a one-sided demand" for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. A lengthy statement from North Korea's state-run KCNA said the Max Thunder Air Force drills, which started on Friday, are a "bid to take a pre-emptive strike" and a provocation during a time of warming inter-Korean ties. It also included a not
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Congratulated for an apparent breakthrough in relations between South Korea and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said, "It's President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize." The remark follows Friday's historic summit between Moon and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, in which the two leaders agreed to work toward eliminating nuclear weapons and reaching a permanent peace deal on the Korean Peninsula — aspirations that the pair embraced without going into detail about how to achieve them. Moon was responding to a letter from the wife of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung — a leader who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at making peace with North Korea. The letter said Moon deserves a Nobel for his progress this time around with the North, triggering Moon's mention of Trump. "It's President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize. We only need to take peace," Moon said, as translated by NPR's Korean interpreter Se Eun Gong. The comment about Trump came during
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Updated at 5:05 a.m. ET Following a historic meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the leaders appeared side by side to make an extraordinary announcement: The two nations — technically in a state of war for more than six decades — would work toward a permanent peace treaty and the elimination of nuclear weapons from the peninsula. "I am very proud to say that I pay tribute to the bold and courageous decision taken by Chairman Kim," Moon said, saying the two sides had agreed to a peace treaty and the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. "We have long hoped for this moment to arrive," Kim, standing next to Moon, said. "We are not people who should be confronting each other," the North Korean leader said. "We should be living in unity." While the agreement contains lofty language, it will be up to diplomats, bureaucrats and militaries on both sides to work through specific steps to reach those goals. And the effort will require
          Lessons Of The North Korea 'Leap Day Deal'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: President Trump is planning to sit down with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un sometime this spring. President Trump wants to discuss de-nuclearizing North Korea's weapons program. But not long ago, Kim signed on to a deal that would do just that. And the agreement fell apart just weeks after it was signed. NPR's Elise Hu looks back at the lessons from that diplomatic failure. ELISE HU, BYLINE: The setting for this story is Washington and Pyongyang. It's Christmas 2011. Barack Obama was president. Van Jackson was at the Pentagon. VAN JACKSON: And I was working for the secretary of defense as the country director for Korea policy. HU: Journalist Jean Lee was flying in and out of Pyongyang a lot. JEAN LEE: Because I was negotiating the opening of the AP Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. HU: And Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un, was still alive and in charge. The goal for the United States when it came to
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The possibility that the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea might actually speak face-to-face has sparked a hope. For the first time in a generation, high-level talks may replace the harsh rhetoric between the two nations. If the North Korean nuclear threat still seems a little distant to the U.S. and other Western nations, well, it feels very real for the 74 million people living on the Korean Peninsula. For the perspective from South Korea, we're joined now by NPR's Elise Hu in Seoul. Hi Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hi there. SHAPIRO: Twenty-four hours after the announcement, what are you seeing in the way of domestic reaction in South Korea? HU: Well, we're seeing a lot of analysis focused on where the potential meeting will happen and what the two leaders will talk about. The original news was that Trump immediately agreed to a meeting, and South Korea said it would happen by May. The White House has since walked that back,
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: South Korean officials visiting the White House today said they were passing along an invitation for President Trump from North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The message suggested that Trump and Kim meet to talk about denuclearization, and President Trump has apparently accepted. NPR's Elise Hu joins us from Seoul to talk about the surprise announcement. Hi, Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hi there. SHAPIRO: Tell us about this South Korean go-between. And what did he say tonight? HU: Yeah. There were actually two envoys from South Korea, the national security head and the spy chief who earlier this week made a historic trip to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong Un in person. That meeting early this week was actually significant in its own right because Kim Jong Un had yet to meet any South Korean officials in person since becoming the head of state. So at that meeting, they had a big dinner. They spoke for hours. And Kim Jong Un apparently during
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Sounds like a breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula. We stress, it sounds that way. We have heard signs of peace before there. But here's the news. North Korea agreed to a temporary freeze of its illicit nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, this after a trip by South Korean envoys to Pyongyang. NPR's Elise Hu reports from Seoul. ELISE HU, BYLINE: South Korea's president sent the country's spy chief and head of national security to Pyongyang for a two-day trip. They came back this morning with an unexpected agreement from North Korea's Kim Jong Un. In a joint statement, North and South Korea agreed not only to have a summit between the two countries' heads of state next month at the border village of Panmunjom but North Korea said it sees no reason to have nuclear weapons if its security was guaranteed and the regime wasn't threatened. It further said it would be willing to hold talks with the United States over its
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By: Denise Simon | Founders Code Leaked Document Reveals Putin Lobbied Trump on Arms Control Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO. A […]
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Newspeak? It is Washington’s new “Indo-Pacific” strategy, that is driving the current “Century of Mateship” propaganda exercise out of Canberra. Australia’s foundation and development as a collection of British colonies is being barefacedly elided in favour of the Orwellian contention that: “Australia and the United States are mates. Australia and the United States have been mates for 100 years. Australia and the United States will always be mates.”

NEW ZEALAND’S RELATIONSHIP with Australia is under considerable strain. Though they have yet to state their position openly, Australia’s leaders are clearly less than enthusiastic about the tradition of “automatic entry” for New Zealand’s economic migrants. It is certainly difficult to read the Australian Government’s denial of non-emergency health care, higher education and social welfare benefits to Kiwi citizens as anything other than a pretty strong signal of Australia’s rising impatience with the ANZAC myth of eternal “mateship”.

Indeed, if the programmes currently featuring on Sky TV’s “History Channel” are anything to go by, there is a concerted effort underway to attach the “mateship” label to Australia’s relationship with the United States. Under the rubric of “One Hundred Years of Mateship” Australian documentary-makers are advancing the far-from-convincing argument that the Commonwealth of Australia – one of the British Empire’s most important economic and strategic “dominions across the seas” – and the United States of America have been bosom buddies from the moment they clapped eyes on each other across the battlefields of the Western Front in 1918.

It is rare in the English-speaking nations of the twenty-first century to witness such a blatant attempt to re-write history. Up until the Second World War, elite Australia’s attachment to British imperialism was as fervent as it was unquestioning. The Aussie working-class, much of it Irish and Catholic, may have had little cause to love the English and the Scots-Irish Orangemen from Ulster, but its dangerously radical opinions were vigorously rejected by the “respectable” settlers of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. For these sons and daughters of the Empire, “Mother England” was the source of all economic, military and cultural power. The USA and its teeming millions were impertinent upstarts – not “mates”.

That all changed, of course, when a squadron of Japanese navy bombers, almost nonchalantly, sank the two great British battleships, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, off the Malaysian coast on 10 December 1941 – just three days after Japan’s surprise attack on the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour. The fall of “impregnable” Singapore, which followed soon after, on 15 February 1942, brought home to Australians just how far away Mother England really was and forced them to shift their strategic gaze eastward to the United States. Every Australian understood that if the Japanese were going to be defeated, it would not be by the British, who had proved to be a busted-flush, but by the Americans. For most Aussies, therefore, the Yanks were more than their “mates” – they were Australia’s bloody saviours!

Post-World War II, however, the case for US-Australian “mateship” grows progressively stronger. The two countries have fought alongside each other in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. The view from Canberra is unequivocally that of a steadfast ally upon whom Washington can rely without the slightest hesitation or doubt. The Liberal Party Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, confirmed this subaltern status by describing his country as America’s “deputy-sheriff”.

Howard’s Liberal successor, Malcolm Turnbull, has developed this relationship to the point where Australia now sees itself as a geostrategic bridge between the Pacific and Indian oceans. The Australian landmass is thus being presented to Washington as not only an unassailable thoroughfare for American power, but also as a barrier against the further extension of Chinese influence into either ocean.

It is this, Washington’s new “Indo-Pacific” strategy, that is, almost certainly, driving Foxtel’s “100 Years of Mateship” propaganda exercise on the History Channel. Australia’s foundation and development as a collection of British colonies is being barefacedly elided in favour of the Orwellian contention that: “Australia and the United States are mates. Australia and the United States have been mates for 100 years. Australia and the United States will always be mates.”

Which just leaves New Zealand, Australia’s former “mate”, positioned strategically off the lucky country’s eastern seaboard like an unsinkable aircraft carrier which has, unaccountably, pushed all its fighter aircraft into the sea. An unreliable aircraft carrier, whose unreliable crew has, for more than 30 years, been bloody rude to Australia’s best mates – the Americans. A crew which insists on taking shore leave in Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne where it spreads its downright subversive views about the rights of indigenous people and nuclear disarmament and practical feminism and need to do something big and meaningful about climate change among Australia’s dangerously persuadable citizens.

Right-wing Australia would like nothing more than to close its borders to these damned annoying Kiwis. Unfortunately, that would involve tearing up the Australian-New Zealand Closer Economic Relationship and toppling New Zealand into a full-scale economic and social crisis.

Now, there are some Aussies who’d like to say “tough luck, Kiwi” and walk away. Fortunately for New Zealand, however, there are wiser heads in the discussion who warn that a New Zealand in the grip of a life-or-death struggle for survival might feel it had no choice but to extend the hand of “mateship” to its largest remaining trading partner. That if Australia goes on mistreating Kiwis, then it just might wake up one morning to discover that unsinkable aircraft carrier across the Tasman Sea bristling with Chinese bombers.

This essay was originally posted on The Daily Blogof Friday, 3 August 2018.

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Numai pentru anul 2017, peste 40 de companii listate la BVB au aprobat acordarea de dividende in valoare cumulata de 7,23 miliarde de lei, echivalentul a peste 1,55 miliarde de euro. Citeste si: Ministerul Finantelor Publice instruieste firmele in domeniul ajutorului de stat Romgaz, BRD si OMV Petrom sunt companiile care au acordat cele mai mari dividende, de peste 1 miliard de lei fiecare. In total, primele 20 de companii ofera dividende de peste 7 miliarde de lei, iar sase dintre acestea au oferit un randament al dividendului de doua cifre. Emitentul BVB, companie listata in 2010 pe propria piata, se afla in Top 20 companii in functie de valoarea dividendelor acordate pentru anul anterior, cu o suma de peste 13,5 milioane de lei distribuita actionarilor, si a raportat un randament al dividendului de 6%. Topul 20 al companiilor listate la BVB in functie de valoarea dividendelor este condus de Romgaz, cu 1,923 miliarde de lei si un randament de 14%, urmata de BRD (1,142 miliarde si randament de 10%), Petrom (1,132 miliarde; 6%), Banca Transilvania (610 milioane; 6%), Fondul Proprietatea (591 milioane; 7%). Citeste si: Actionarii Hidroelectrica primesc dividende de 1,134 miliarde de lei Clasamentul continua cu Transgaz (534,2 milioane; 12%), Alro Slatina (382 milioane; 13%), Nuclearelectrica (271,3 milioane; 11%), Electrica (245,3 milioane; 7%), Conpet (69,6 milioane; 8%), SIF Moldova (49,8 milioane; 4%), SIF OLTENIA (40,6 milioane; 3%), DIGI Communications (32,6 milioane; 1%), SIF Muntenia (28 milioane; 5%), SIF Transilvania (21,8 milioane; 5%), Biofarm (18,7 milioane; 5%), Antibiotice Iasi (17,8 milioane; 5%), Aerostar (14,3 milioane; 2%), BVB (13,5 milioane; 6%) si Alumil Rom Industry (13 milioane; 26%). La finalul primelor sapte luni din acest an, o evolutie puternic ascendenta a fost consemnata de BET-TR, indicele Bursei de Valori Bucuresti de tip total return care include si dividendele, dupa ce acesta a depasit 11.600 de puncte si a crescut cu peste 11%. Valoarea totala a tuturor instrumentelor financiare tranzactionate la BVB a depasit 1,7 miliarde de euro, de la inceputul anului si pana la finalul lunii iulie, in crestere usoara fata de perioada similara a anului trecut. Valoarea medie zilnica de tranzactionare pe segmentul de actiuni din piata principala a trecut sub pragul de 10 milioane de euro, pe fondul unei activitati mai reduse a investitorilor in perioada de vara. Citeste si: De ce nu vrea statul sa imparta banii din apa chioara Capitalizarea bursiera a companiilor romanesti a fost de aproape 20 de miliarde de euro, la finalul primelor sapte luni, in timp ce capitalizarea tuturor companiilor listate pe piata reglementata a BVB a depasit 35 de miliarde de euro in ultima sedinta de tranzactionare a lunii iulie. citeste in continuare
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Not much pollution comes out of a nuclear reactor and no co2. The new fast reactors don't result in much left over waste and there is better technology than these in the wings, so to speak. But noooo! Nobody wants one in their backyard. All the money being peed away on renewables would go a long way toward building some of these but everyone is worried about Chernobyl type situations. Don't let incompetent governments run them and don't build them on geologically unstable areas, as in the Japanese example, and major problems solved.
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Proliferation is a good thing if it means relieving some of America's numerous security guarantees.
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In the dark forests outside Poughkeepsie, N.Y., two sisters live alone. Lexa, mute, communicates only with her unnerving rag doll. Addison, the elder, gets on her motorbike after dark and ventures into the city, now deserted and terribly transformed after a mysterious incident called the Spill — which claimed both their parents. Scott Westerfeld says the inspiration for his new graphic novel Spill Zone came partly from a photograph taken in Pripyat, the city just outside the Chernobyl nuclear complex. It showed a classroom full of desks, "each with a textbook on it, all turned to the same page. It was taken 20 years after the Chernobyl accident, but still told the story of those kids all jumping up at once to flee the nuclear cloud, a slice of life frozen in disaster," he tells me in an email conversation. "Around the same time as Chernobyl," he adds, "a horrible incident occurred in a small city in northern Brazil, called Goiania . Some scrap thieves broke into a closed-up hospital to
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Is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler presently in the White House?
 

By David in TN
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:52:00 P.M. EDT

Previously, I have written short reviews of two books by Lionel Lokos, House Divided: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, and The New Racism: Reverse Discrimination in America.

A third book by this rediscovered writer is Hysteria 1964: The Fear Campaign Against Barry Goldwater, published in 1967.
 

 

Lokos wrote: "In a period of ten months, Barry Goldwater was accused of being another Adolf Hitler, fomenting a racial holocaust, advocating a nuclear policy that would destroy half the world, seeking to destroy social security, being a lunatic, wrecking the Republican party, trying to subvert labor unions, paving the way for totalitarian government."

Lokos acknowledged Goldwater made tactical mistakes; denounced the War on Poverty in Appalachia, criticized social security in Florid, and attacked the TVA in Tennessee. And using the "extremism in the pursuit of liberty" line in his convention acceptance speech after defending himself from the charge of extremism for months.

Goldwater resembled Donald Trump in thinking out loud, saying too much, and making unforced errors.

Still, Lokos wrote "Admit all these things, but at the same time admit that the campaign against Goldwater reached a fever pitch of verbal barbarism and demagogic savagery unequaled in anything approaching a civilized society."

 

Barry Goldwater, circa 1960s
 

In July 1964, CBS News Correspondent Daniel Schorr, injected a total lie into the campaign. Schorr "reported" Goldwater was going to start his campaign in Bavaria speaking to a group of right-wing Germans in "Hitler's one-time stomping ground." Shorr added "The American and German right wings are linking up."

Schorr did "retract" it, but in a mealy-mouthed fashion.

 


Long before anyone spoke of “fake news,” Marxist Daniel Schorr had a perch at CBS News
 

Lokos gives chapters on reasoned speeches that didn't receive much press attention on:

The Nuclear Issue
The Social Security Issue
The Civil Rights Issue
The California Primary
A Diary of Defamation
A Post-Mortem

The highlight of the campaign was provided by Fact magazine, long out of business but I recall it being on magazine racks. The September issue had psychiatrists (names taken from the AMA) asked whether Barry Goldwater was "psychologically fit to be president of the United States?"

Most of the answers were anonymous. One was quoted: "I believe Goldwater is grossly psychotic." And it went on from there.
 


 

Goldwater later won a law suit against Fact magazine.

Lionel Lokos concluded that Goldwater couldn't have won the election, anyway, just a year after the JFK assassination. He felt it was "surprising" Goldwater got 39% of the vote, considering the press and TV hostility. Another factor was the refusal of liberal Republicans to support Goldwater, who had backed THEM previously in various party capacities.
 

Famous “Daisy” Attack Ad from 1964 Presidential Election
 


 

It was like the Never Trump cucks in 2016.

Lokos hit one false note. He shared the belief of many conservatives of the time there was a "silent" conservative vote that doesn't go to the polls, but could be tapped. Our friend Countenance would tell you a candidate counting on the Silent Vote might as well start writing his concession speech.

Speaking of the Daniel Schorr lie, here is a 2010 piece on the subject at the time of Schorr's death, at age 93. The New York Times and Washington Post obits mentioned the story, as if it were true.

Goldwater's liberal biographers Rick Perlstein and Robert Goldberg called the story "false" and a "smear."


          Can Iran Wait out Trump’s Pressure Campaign? BY Lawrence J. Haas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
U.S. foreign policy toward Iran is approaching a "back to the future" moment, with the Trump White House resurrecting the strategy pursued by President George W. Bush (and, for a while, President Barack Obama) of pressuring Iran economically into abandoning its nuclear pursuits. The question now is whether President Trump, or if necessary a successor, will push this pressure campaign - which the Administration is supplementing with outreach to Iran's people and more security cooperation with its regional adversaries - to its conclusion. If so, the regime in Tehran, which is presiding over an increasingly troubled economy and restive populace, may reach a point where it must choose between its nuclear program and its continued rule. That's what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo predicted in May when, after Trump announced that Washington would withdraw from the global nuclear agreement with Iran, Pompeo said that new U.S. sanctions would force Tehran to make a choice: "fight to keep its economy off life support at home or squander precious wealth on fights abroad." That Washington is shifting course on a major challenge of foreign policy, with a President upending the approach of his predecessor, is hardly unprecedented. For more than half a century, U.S. policy toward the Cold War shifted from containing the Soviets to engaging in détente to seeking an end to Soviet rule. U.S. human rights policy shifted just as dramatically, with some Presidents denouncing the abuses of allies and adversaries alike and others downplaying them in the interest of realpolitik.
          Getting Rid of USS Enterprise May Cost $1.5 Billion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Enterprise, nicknamed the Big 'E', was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier when it was commissioned November 25, 1961. At the time, the Enterprise was also the longest ship in the world, at more than 1,100 feet.
          Master Card      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
How about a new law? If you want to join a white supremacist organization, you have to take one of those complex DNA tests first. That would cut way down on the membership.

Master Card

How about a new law? If you want to join a white supremacist organization, you have to take one of those complex DNA tests first. That would cut way down on the membership. But if you pass, you would be eligible for a Master Race Master Card. Money back every time you charge Tiki torches, ammo, rebel flags and the large-print edition of Soldier of Fortune magazine.

David Rose

Hot Springs

From the web

In response to an Arkansas Blog item about U.S. Rep. Bruce's Westerman's complaint about a nonprofit that advocates for the disabled getting federal money and his false claim that the director was making a six-figure salary:

I believe Westerman was attacking his own self. He is paid with federal taxpayer money, and his salary is well north of the six-figure threshold. I am sure he will apologize once he realizes he was accidentally addressing the asshole in his mirror.

Arbiter of All Things AOAT

Westerman — perhaps the best example of Arkansans continuing to vote against their own best interests (unless you're the Chamber of Commerce). Any of us, including the congressman, could get hit by a bus tomorrow and be disabled. Westerman no doubt could afford the best of care for the rest of his life. How many Arkansans can say the same? And the arrogant Westerman could not care less.

Kate

In response to an Arkansas Blog item on raises handed out at the state attorney general's Office:

So the director of Arkansas Department of Correction probation and parole gets fired for asking for increase in budget to hire more officers to handle their workload but the AG can hand out this enormous amount in salary increases for her staff? After all, I am sure what they do is much more important than monitoring those individuals on probation and parole!

justcantbelieve

In response to an Arkansas Blog item on more fundraising by state Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) for a nonprofit foundation he runs because, he says, the "Satanic Temple, the American Atheists and the ACLU" wish to destroy the Ten Commandments monument that honors "the historical and moral foundation of law."

Rapert has no concept nor knowledge of "historical or foundation of law" because he does not know Moses copied the Code of Hammurabi, who was in that part of the world long before Moses came along and had his laws posted on stone tablets throughout his kingdom so people would know what the codes were. They are not original with Moses in spite of what Rapert and others may think. Sheesh.

Cato1

In response to the Aug. 2 cover story, "Blight-buster," about lawyer Richard Mays' environmental litigation:

Elected officials and bureaucrats always think they have the best solutions to public policy issues. When the people actually have better solutions, we often have to go to court to force the deciders there is indeed a better mousetrap out there. Elected officials and bureaucrats aren't very good at listening to better alternatives. Our system of governance shouldn't work that way.

Sound Policy

Comment in an open line on the Arkansas Blog:

I find it very disheartening to see American citizens side with a president who regularly attacks our institutions, our freedoms, our citizens, our allies, and so on. In a nutshell, such people are also attacking America along with Trump.  For me, I've had enough of Trump treading on our freedoms, our rights, our institutions, our friends and our system. Those siding with him are joining a traitorous and treasonous man bent in taking our country apart because some folks don't like him doing such. It's a death spiral feeding on its own insanity and nurtured by the gullible, the ignorant and the selfish.

Jake da Snake

In response to the Arkansas Blog's notice of an observance of the 73rd anniversary of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

A terrible occasion and loss of life, but unfortunately necessary to stop a fanatical enemy who placed no value on human life as they demonstrated time and again in committing atrocities against civilian populations. It also saved thousands of American military lives by bringing an end to the war without having to invade the homeland islands.

Razorblade

Although the old (and highly publicized by the government) trope about how 'Murica was "forced" to use the bomb is popular with the Archie Bunker set, the truth is that the unnecessary use of atomic bombs against primarily civilian targets of a beaten Japan had nothing to do with shortening the war OR "saving" American GIs, whose lives, prior to dropping the bombs, had been spent quite freely, but continuing to do so might have presented a PR problem after Germany's surrender and the public pressure to "get the boys home."

The rush to use the bombs before Japan would be ALLOWED to surrender had everything to do with demonstrating to Russia, the only other superpower to emerge from WWII, just who had power, although that wouldn't be true for very long. Now we have an ahistorical, uneducated, raving psycho of rather arrested mental development at the helm of our crazily massive, expensive and unneeded nuclear arsenal.

tsallenarng


          Big secrets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Observer, like a lot of Americans, has got our secrets, but for the most part they're so boring they couldn't even excite the senses or loins of one of those housebound, horngry Incels we've heard so much about on the news of late.

The Observer, like a lot of Americans, has got our secrets, but for the most part they're so boring they couldn't even excite the senses or loins of one of those housebound, horngry Incels we've heard so much about on the news of late. Our personal trove of secrets ain't nothing to write home about for the most part, but —again like a lot of Americans — we do have quite a few culinary secrets that we keep close to the vest, never writing them down lest they fall into enemy hands. With nothing going on around The Observatory but the rent this week, though, we're hurting to fill this space, still a follower of that rumpled god of journalists Phil D. Hole after all these years. So, we thought we'd drop a few secrets from our family cookbook.

Here's one that you're not going to believe until you try it. When making a grilled cheese, don't use butter. Instead, use a thin but thorough schmear of real Duke's mayonnaise. You're thinking your old pal has gone slap-ass crazy right now, but try it and report back. Best grilled cheese of your life, sons and daughters, and creamy mayo is a hell of a lot easier to spread on bread than cold butter from the fridge. Just take your two slices of bread, put your frommage of choice between them, lightly frost the outsides with a very thin layer of mayo, then fry in a hot pan. We've got no idea about the science behind it (as is our general scientific ignorance about most things, from electricity to why our cat insists on knocking shit off tables), but the result is an ooey, gooey, altogether perfect grilled cheese. Doesn't even taste like mayo. Promise.

Here's another from the vaults: Unless the grill is going, our preferred method of hot dog preparation has long been to boil those suckers like the proper white trash glitterati we are. Here's the trick: While you're boiling your dogs, open the buns and pull 'em out of the bag, then — once your weiners have plumped to moist and glistening perfection — put them on the buns and then stuff the whole shootin' match back into the bun bag. Twist-tie the top closed, and let them steam in the bag like that for five minutes. After that, enjoy the best hot dog you've ever had outside the ballpark, the bun steamed and flavorful. If you're worried about plastic CFCs or PCPs or PFCs or whatever chemical people online are doom-shouting about this week, we suppose you could do this trick with any small, sealed container, but the bag is right there and handy, and we ain't dead yet. Besides: It's a hot dog. It's probably already shaving a month or two off your life.

This last one is something that tastes great and it's literally three ingredients. Take your slow cooker (you DO have a slow cooker, right? If not, how do you call yourself an Arkansan?) and into it introduce about three to four pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, along with two smaller cans or one big ol' can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (you can find them stashed in the Hispanic food section of pretty much any grocery store), plus about a cup of water to rinse out all the nuclear-red goo from the cans. Dump that in, too. Finally, drop in a whole stick of real butter, then salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low all day while you're at work, and by the time you get home, those boring boneless bird breasts will have transformed into something amazing. Pull the breasts out of the primordial soup, shred them in a big bowl with two forks and then ladle a few cups of juice from the slow cooker over them to keep things nice and moist. Our go-to for The Devil's Chicken is to make tacos and burritos with cheese, cilantro, onions and salsa, but it's also delicious on salads, tasty with pasta and a revelation in homemade soup or chili. The recipe makes a ton and keeps for at least a few days. How can something with three ingredients be worth a damn? Here's how: There's magic in those adobo pepper cans, kids. Trust us.


          Haney Assists “Zombie” Reactors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Let’s get this straight: Nuclear is not an answer! In the 21st century we are moving on to renewable energy for electricity generation. Coal, gas and nuclear are going the way of buggy whips. We didn’t run out of rocks either, but the Rock Age is ...
          El poder nuclear de Corea del Norte      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Comentario: Corea del Norte continúa aumentando su poder nuclear. A su alrededor, como tiburones, los cruceros de EUA comienzan a moverse. Corea del Sur está preocupada por esos sucesos. El mundo entero, gradualmente, empieza a temblar, una guerra nuclear verdadera, podría iniciar allí. Mi respuesta: Es muy posible. El hecho es que el joven que […]
          Debate This: Report Says If Iran Gets The Bomb, Gas Costs For Americans Will Jump $130 Billion A Year - Forbes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If Iran got The Bomb, gasoline prices would rise by $1.40 per gallon on the back of a 25% spike in world oil prices. Within three years the global price of oil would rise 50% as Saudi Arabia followed Iran into the club of nuclear nations and the oil mar
           Francia: fermati quattro reattori nucleari per l'ondata di calore in atto!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Fermati, per la canicola, quattro reattori nucleari in Francia. A causa delle alte temperature di questi giorni, EDF
ha ridotto la produzione di un'unità della centrale nucleare di Fessenheim (Alto Reno) e ha bloccato quattro reattori nel sud-est: uno a Fessenheim, un altro nella centrale elettrica di Saint-Alban (Ise're) e altri due in quella di Bugey (Ain). Queste misure - che non sono eccezionali - sono state prese per evitare un eccessivo innalzamento della temperatura dei fiumi da cui le centrali elettriche raccolgono l'acqua per raffreddare i reattori nucleari e poi la riversano. 


          Leaked document: Putin lobbied Trump on arms control      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO. A page of proposed topics for negotiation, not previously made public, offers new insights […]
          U.S. Sanctions on Iran Spark Tensions with European Allies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CBS News Published on Aug 7, 2018 President Trump is warning against doing business with Iran after the U.S. reimposed a first round of sanctions, but European allies who still support the Iran nuclear deal are pushing back. McClatchy News White House correspondent Anita Kumar joins CBSN to explain what the Trump administration hopes to gain. […]
          Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea’s denuclearization. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to take concrete steps as […]
          On tariffs, Trump’s reckless ignorance can no longer go unchallenged      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

(This is the second essay in a series challenging Trump’s tariffs)

Presidents make decisions of global importance that affect millions of lives. As a result, they are expected to know something of the substance of their preferred policies, or at least be reasonably well-informed by their advisors. On trade issues, Trump is the opposite of this. He is misinformed on a level unprecedented for a President on any topic, let alone one that affects over 20% of the US economy and about which he is enormously far from the expert consensus. Imagine if President Obama, when negotiating the Iran deal in 2015, continually referred to Iran as Iraq or argued that the deal was necessary to prevent Iranian conventional weapon build-up even though the treaty dealt with nuclear proliferation. This is the level of ignorance that Trump displays, in tweets and speeches, on an almost daily basis on trade issues.

First, Trump continually argues that revenue from the tariffs he has imposed will play an important role in paying down the national debt. On Sunday, he tweeted, “Because of Tariffs we will be able to start paying down large amounts of the $21 Trillion in debt that has been accumulated.”  This is a truly astounding claim. Trump has so far imposed tariffs on $85 billion of foreign imports at an average rate of 25%, meaning that the tariffs will provide $21 billion in additional revenue, or 0.1% of the country’s $15.7 trillion publically-held debt. When you subtract the $12 billion in aid to tariff-hit farmers, Trump’s tariffs this year will be able to pay off only 0.06% of the national debt. For context, this revenue is equivalent to 1/200th of the revenue lost as a result of his tax cut bill.

Second, Trump constantly argues that other countries are taking advantage of the US and our “uniquely” open trade laws, implying that other countries provide much more unfair protection to their economies than the US does. Another brazen mistruth. According to the World Bank, the European Union imposes an average tariff of 1.96% compared to one of 1.69% in the US, hardly a significant difference. Further, both Canada and Australia, countries targeted by Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, impose average tariffs lower than the US average. But even this doesn’t do Trump’s lie justice. Tariffs play only a small part in trade disputes among advanced economies today, with non-tariff barriers such as subsidies and buy-local provisions also serving to protect domestic economies. According to the Heritage Foundation, hardly an anti-Trump group, the EU and Canada both have higher (less protectionist) “trade freedom” scores than the US, when taking both tariffs and non-tariff barriers into account.

Third, Trump likes to argue that the US trade deficit means that the country is “losing” money to other countries, tweeting last month that “we are the “piggy bank” that’s being robbed” and “lost $817 billion on trade last year”. This is perhaps the most basic of trade economics mistakes and one that is taught to every Econ 101 college class. The trade deficit has little to do with competitiveness or tariff levels, but instead reflects the level of saving and investment in a country. Investment levels in the US are higher than national savings, forcing us to borrow investment funding from abroad which, in turn, is financed through foreign imports. In effect, we are running a trade deficit in return for higher levels of domestic investment. As a result, while our multilateral trade deficit is almost 2.9% of GDP, our capital account surplus (the level of investment coming into the US minus the level going out) is definitionally also 2.9% of GDP, with no “loss” of wealth by either the US or other countries.

It is clear that Trump has no clue what he is talking about when he loudly proclaims that his trade wars will pay off the national debt or that the US is losing a lump sum of wealth each year through trade deficits. But this ignorance is more sinister and worrying than commonly understood. Trump’s trade wars are not only hurting American workers and consumers, but also are corroding the American-led international order. America’s democratic allies, especially in Europe, are finding it politically destructive to support the President on anything given his abysmal standing amongst their home voters. As a result, Trump has no political capital to accomplish any of America’s foreign policy goals, from a new Iran deal to negotiating revised trade agreements. History shows us that long sustained fights over tariffs can lead to a collapse in international diplomacy and greater conflict between nations (take the Smoot-Hawley tariffs in 1930 for instance), and Trump will continue to push the US down this road as long as he chooses to live in a make-believe world on trade.

The first essay in this series argued that Congress must take action to rescind Trump’s tariffs because they are illegal. Even further, Congress must step in because Trump has shown himself to fundamentally misunderstand the issues at stake. This is not an honest error, that can be fixed by surrounding the President with better people. Trump has many advisors who care deeply about free trade, such as former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn (who likely lost his job due to trade disagreements with the President) and current NEC Chairman Larry Kudlow. They have explained the nuances of trade deals to Trump many times and shown him that his tweet tirades about tariffs are patently untrue. And yet Trump doesn’t care. He would rather live in his own make-believe world, and create real policy from these fake beliefs, than actually care about the many genuine economic issues facing Americans. A President that cannot be bothered to learn any semblance of the truth cannot be trusted to act in the best interests of Americans, on trade and much else. When they re-enter session this fall, Congress has an obligation to put pressure on the President to rescind these tariffs that are both illegal and wreaking havoc on the world America created.  


          Five Star Products Achieves NUPIC-Approved Suppliers List Status      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SHELTON, Conn.,&nbsp;Aug. 7, 2018&nbsp;/PRNewswire/ --&nbsp;Five Star Products, Inc. recently achieved NUPIC-approved suppliers list status, upon successful completion of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) audit conducted at the&nbsp;Shelton, CT&nbsp;and&nbsp;Chardon, OH&nbsp;facilities in&nbsp;July 2018. NUPIC members include all domestic US nuclear utilities, as well as several international members. Formed in 1989 and committed to the future of commercial nuclear power,...
          Staying Alive In 2018: The 8 Disasters To Prepare For #Infographic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Staying Alive In 2018: The 8 Disasters To Prepare For
There are chances that 2018 might be the year where nuclear war can start. Apart from nuclear war, there are other disasters too that might cause destruction to a very large extent. So, here are the top 8 disasters to prepare for in 2018.

          New Neuronal Markers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Check Them Out!We continue to addnew antibodies. Many are additions to our frequently used and widely publishedNeuron-Glial Markers.Image: Immunofluorescent analysis of cortical neuron-glial cell culture from E20 rat stained with mouse mAb to GAP43, MO22170, dilution 1:1,000, in red, and costained with chicken pAb to MAP2, dilution 1:10,000, in green. The blue is DAPI staining of nuclear DNA. GAP43 antibody labels protein expressed in the axonal membrane of the neuronal cells, while the MAP2 antibody stains dendrites and perikarya of neurons. Name Species Applications Aurora A/B Kinase Human, Mouse, Rat ICC, WB, IHC, IF Aurora B Kinase Human, Mouse, Rat ICC, WB, IHC, IF Beta-Tubulin Human, Mouse, Rat, Primate ICC, WB, IHC, IF DJ1/Park7 Polyclonal Rabbit Antibody Human, Mouse, Rat ICC, WB, ...

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          Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to propose new nuclear treaties with the United States during his meeting with President Trump in Helsinki, according to a leaked Russian document, seen by Politico, that lists proposed discussion topics. The individual who provided the document obtained it from Russian officials, who claim that it represents what Putin said to Trump during their closed-door meeting. The White House declined to comment on the document. A delegation of top Turkish officials will meet with representatives from the U.S. State and Treasury Departments on Wednesday to discuss the American pastor currently in custody in Ankara, reports Reuters. Andrew Brunson was arrested in October 2016 based on allegations that he supported the failed military coup that attempted to remove President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from office. He was released on house arrest in July. Turkey has refused to return Brunson to the United States, and both nations have imposed retaliatory…
          Korejci považují dostavbu českého jádra za svou prioritu, hledají české dodavatele      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Korejská technologická společnost Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) chce usilovat o dostavbu českých jaderných elektráren. Mluvčí společnosti to označil za jednu z hlavních priorit společnosti. KHNP patří pod korejský energetický gigant KEPCO, což je násobně větší polostátní ekvivalent českého ČEZ. V Jižní Koreji nyní provozuje 24 jaderných reaktorů, další čtyři staví ve Spojených arabských emirátech.
          NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST - West Park Hospital - Cody, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Tasks that do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue, but exposure may be required as a condition of employment....
From West Park Hospital - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:00:24 GMT - View all Cody, WY jobs
          Director of Imaging Services - Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tele Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, CAT Scanner, Laser Imager, Portable X-Ray, Physiological Monitors, Film Processor, and others....
From Indeed - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 22:17:44 GMT - View all Casper, WY jobs
          Regional Security Is At Stake When Trump Sits Down With North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: If all goes according to plan, history will happen in five days. That's when President Trump is expected to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a face-to-face meeting. There is a lot at stake, including security for countries in the region, which is why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is here in Washington today. He's meeting with President Trump at the White House, where he will make his case to protect Japan's interests in these negotiations. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now. Good morning, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Rachel. MARTIN: We should just remember here that when North Korea has launched test missiles in the past, sometimes those go over Japan. So this country has a particular interest in what's happening. LIASSON: They certainly do. They want to see a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, also. And Japan has been a big supporter of this campaign of maximum
          Trump And North Korea's Leader Draw Closer To Face-To-Face Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to be drawing closer to a face-to-face meeting. There are still some key logistics to work out, like where and when this meeting would actually take place. The president's national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that this meeting will not happen unless North Korea agrees to give up its nuclear program completely. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY") JOHN BOLTON: If, in fact, Kim has made a strategic decision to give up his entire nuclear weapons program, then I think deciding on the place and the date should be fairly easy. GREENE: All right, let's bring in NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson this morning. Hi, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, David. GREENE: All right, so last week ended with this historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. And over the weekend, President Trump seemed to be giving
          The Iranian Regime Is in Deep Trouble      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Times of Israel) Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser - After the re-imposition of the first round of sanctions on Iran by the Trump administration, efforts of Iran and Europe to mitigate their impact on the Iranian economy are doomed to fail. The "blocking statute" that the EU has announced in response does not have the power to prevent any reasonable company from cutting its economic relations with Iran or incentivize it to enter a costly legal adventure against the U.S. The Iran deal (JCPOA) was such a wonderful gift to Iran that even after the re-imposition of sanctions, Iran prefers to stay in the deal. The deal is still the best course for the Iranians to have an arsenal of nuclear weapons in less than thirteen years. Iran does not have a real confrontational option as long as the U.S. is perceived ready and capable to use force in case Iran challenges it. The bravado of Iran regarding closing the Hormuz Straits and the show of force in the Bab-el-Mandeb are empty threats. As the second round of sanctions draws closer, growing pressure may force the Iranian government to go through some soul-searching in an attempt to guarantee the survival of the regime - the only value more important to it than moving towards a nuclear arsenal and securing a hegemony in the Middle East. The writer, former head of the IDF Military Intelligence Research Division, is Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
          Medical Imaging Senior Manager - Banner Health - Worland, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Advanced certification by accrediting body in specialty required (MRI, Nuclear Medicine, CAT Scan, Mammography), if applicable....
From Banner Health - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:17:34 GMT - View all Worland, WY jobs
          Director of Imaging Services - Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tele Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, CAT Scanner, Laser Imager, Portable X-Ray, Physiological Monitors, Film Processor, and others....
From Indeed - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 22:17:44 GMT - View all Casper, WY jobs
          Director of Imaging Services-Radiology - Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tele Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, CAT Scanner, Laser Imager, Portable X-Ray, Physiological Monitors, Film Processor, and others....
From Wyoming Medical Center - Mon, 21 May 2018 16:39:50 GMT - View all Casper, WY jobs
          Comment on Breaking: 5 Arrested in Plot to Assassinate US Pastor Brunson & the CIA Connection by John Soudas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
However, I do agree with Sybil Edmonds on a number of things. Close all American and NATO bases in Turkey. Evacuate all Nuclear and conventional weapons immediately End Turkey membership in NATO. We will call this “Turkey leaves NATO”. I think Sybil will definitely agreee with this End all Military and economic add to Turkey because this is imperialism and bad for the Turkish people. We don’t want want the CIA money to screw up Turkish economy Let the Turks by their weapons from Russia. The US will find better allies. And as for Gulen... First USA must arrest all these Turkish agents working in the Gulen school. Then National all Gulen Assets since the USA taxpayer funded them. Then and only then pack Gulen’s bags and sent him home with a half dozen bacon ham sandwiches. I know Gulen will miss his bacon Ham and cheese sandwiches... You cann’t beat that. Now some of you will read this and say .. John you are just being sarcastic and nasty and you don’t mean that . Yes I absolutely beleive this the way to go. And what I hear from Edmonds is she beleive the same thing as well. Or Does she????
          NUC MED TECHNO 1 - Saskatoon Health Region - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nuclear Medicine Technology diploma. Prepares radiopharmaceuticals and performs technical procedures utilizing radiation and/or radioactive materials for the... $34.19 - $36.63 an hour
From Saskatoon Health Region - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:16:38 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Mechanical Engineer (Cryogenics) - Canadian Light Source Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Operation and/or design of high energy physics or nuclear facilities. Mechanical Engineer (Cryogenics) – Job No....
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          Corporate Business Officer (Fedoruk Centre) - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It is licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as a Class II Nuclear Facility. Diligent funding of nuclear research projects in Saskatchewan;... $87,000 - $145,750 a year
From University of Saskatchewan - Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:19:19 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          MRI Technologist - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The incumbent will be an active member of the Diagnostic Imaging department and may be required to perform or assist with digital radiographs, nuclear medicine... $48,334 - $75,523 a year
From University of Saskatchewan - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:19:39 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Senior Process Engineer - Orano - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Is a subsidiary of the multinational Orano group offering products and services with high added value throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from raw...
From Orano - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:24:00 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Civil Technician - Clifton Associates Ltd. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nuclear Densometer Training / Certification. Clifton is currently searching for a Civil Technician to join our Saskatoon office....
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          8/9/2018: NEWS: UNEXPECTED GERMANY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BERLIN 1. Story of Berlin This museum’s engaging multimedia trip through the city’s history culminates with a tour of a Cold War nuclear bomb shelter. Kurfürstendamm 207-208 +49 30 8872 0100 2. Tempelhof Park Tempelhof Airport, site of the first...
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After Sanctions, Iran's Economy Is Nearing a Crisis
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In the runup to the Aug. 7 resumption of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the country's beleaguered president, Hassan Rouhani, got stern directives from a few corners of the Islamic Republic. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, urged him to deal with ...
Why can't Iran's mullahs dupe Trump?Washington Post
US general criticizes leader of Iran's Quds ForceCNN
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China, Germany defend Iran business ties as US sanctions grip
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BEIJING/BERLIN (Reuters) - China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump's warning that any companies trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States.
Why can't Iran's mullahs dupe Trump?Washington Post
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          Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament.
          Comment on Giving Trump Carte Blanche for War by Realist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Not to worry. The Russians are implementing a counter-move even as we speak. They are surreptitiously arming the Inuit for a coup d'etat in Nunavut, after which the far northern Canadian territory will seek union with Siberia and house Russian bases with hypersonic missile batteries pointed at Midwestern American cities only 8-minutes flight time away. The ostensible purpose for the missiles will be to defend Russian targets from Mexican nuclear-tipped ICBM's, so Washington has no valid reason to object to these new deployments.
          Comment on Giving Trump Carte Blanche for War by CitizenOne      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I have long wondered about our Navy and its utter vulnerability. Like ducks in a barrel there are a myriad of weapons systems that have no known defense against and the systems are multiplying at a brisk pace. Russia recently announced its stable of new weapons which could render our Navy incapable. We should have abandoned a fleet based defense as unworkable a long time ago. However the carrier based offensive strategy has been successfully deployed time and time again. Perhaps the reason that nations which have acquired these technologies choose not to use them or perhaps the developer nations have not supplied the technology to nations which we attack with Carrier fleets. Perhaps there is some fear that using these technologically advanced weapons platforms against an American fleet will result in nuclear retaliation if the naval resource is destroyed by obliterating it. But the fact is that these weapons platforms exist and there is no known countermeasure which can defeat them. Torpedoes that can travel at hundreds of miles per hour under water exist. Options include underwater detonations which can crack carrier hulls like eggs. Cruise missiles like the French Exocet can fly under the radar and are virtually undetectable hence unstoppable. Couple that with our recent multiple collisions with fishing trawlers and you have to wonder if we are really prepared to defend ourselves even from incidental mishaps. Apparently we are not. But all of these uncontrollable risks seems to not deter our reliance or continued use of ships to launch attacks. It is logical to assume that sooner or later existing technology will be used to thwart US naval capabilities to launch attacks with devastating effect. What would the US do if a carrier was sunk? Likely it would result, given the complete media control by the MIC, to result in a redo of the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor. The press would bring the nation to war against some enemy (Russia) even if the true perpetrator was not immediately known. We have recently seen such media based and supported rush to judgements against Syria for the various Sarin gas attacks with the resulting launch of cruise missiles in retaliation. The proposed bill would make such instantaneous actions based on cooked up evidence lawful. Not surprised that the bill was introduced. It is just a legal fig leaf covering the current practice of making up any story and taking immediate actions be they military or political such as economic sanctions based on flimsy or unsupported evidence which is what has been happening in countries like Syria and Ukraine. The proposed law would enshrine and justify such actions in the future as unquestionable and seditious if opposed. It seems a logical next step to codify and justify current practices. On the other hand we should be alarmed that there is a proposed law that would allow current practices to become unquestionable under the law and could silence dissent with incarceration. This proposed law would become just another piece in the puzzle which enables the US to justify any military action based on any accusation or allegation even if untested and unproven against perceived enemies. This is a scary scenario given we are already conducting foreign affairs according to the principle of "Ready-Fire-Aim".
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The dangers of an electromagnetic pulse event – from a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere or solar storm – long have been reported. A rogue nation could explode a bomb at altitude that could shut down America’s power grid. No electronics. No food in stores, because shipping fleets are powered by fuel that comes through electric pumps. No […]
          Revoice, Idolizing the Nuclear Family and Bachelorhood      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

One final point I’d like to make addresses a very specific complaint launched by the Revoice set. It’s the idea that celibacy is some great burden or sacrifice that churches are laying on homosexuals in a pharisaical manner. First and foremost, this is utter poppycock. Churches who demand that homosexuals and the unmarried live a... Continue Reading

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          Comment on Prohibitionist New York Governor Warms to Marijuana Legalization. It Could Be a ‘Cynthia Nixon Effect.’ by SparkyGump      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New York would be a much better state without Corporate Cuomo and his cronies. Everyone knows he's corrupt and wields way too much power for a governor. His nuclear bailout that forced every New Yorker to subsidize a dying industry over renewable energy proves just how corrupt he really is. New York State has two of the most consistent wind resources in the Tug Hill Plateau and Long Island but Corporate Cuomo decided his friends in the Nuclear Industry were more important to his political ambitions than the environmental future of his constituents. His hypocritical stance that Cannabis is a gateway drug was bought by his Pharma Pals. I can't think of a single thing Corporate Cuomo has done to reduce our insanely high drug prices. So now he wants to "study" Cannabis legalization. Don't trust this Wall Street lackey for a second. He doesn't care about the commoners. He's just another bought and paid for politician who is more interested in making deals and dreaming about the White House than making life any better for New Yorkers.
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After Sanctions, Iran's Economy Is Nearing a Crisis
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In the runup to the Aug. 7 resumption of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the country's beleaguered president, Hassan Rouhani, got stern directives from a few corners of the Islamic Republic. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, urged him to deal with ...
Why can't Iran's mullahs dupe Trump?Washington Post
US general criticizes leader of Iran's Quds ForceCNN
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          â€˜Declaring an end to Korean War catalyst for denuclearisation’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Declaring a formal end to the Korean War now is the best option for the US to accelerate North Korea’s denuclearisation process and avoid repeating the mistakes of its past administrations, according to a prominent North Korea expert. 
          Efforts should be made to devise strategy to reduce nuclear war risk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Monday marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, with tomorrow marking a similar occasion for Nagasaki.
          Korejci považují dostavbu českého jádra za svou prioritu, hledají české dodavatele      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Korejská technologická společnost Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) chce usilovat o dostavbu českých jaderných elektráren. Mluvčí společnosti to označil za jednu z hlavních priorit společnosti. KHNP patří pod korejský energetický gigant KEPCO, což je násobně větší polostátní ekvivalent českého ČEZ. V Jižní Koreji nyní provozuje 24 jaderných reaktorů, další čtyři staví ve Spojených arabských emirátech.
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Call to make Tahitian an official language:

A week-long synod of the Protestant Church has concluded with a call to recognise the indigenous language.

The church is arguing that all peoples have a right to their own language.

The French constitution only recognises French as an official language and earlier this year, the law commission in Paris threw out a bid by a French Polynesian member for a change.

The church president Taarii Maraea said although he knows the provisions of the French constitution, he is a Maohi person and would like his language to be recognised as an official one.

He said a language disappears every day.

Mr Maraea said the synod has also called for France to apologise to the indigenous people for nuclear weapons testing.

Two years ago, it decided to take France to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity committed with the tests.


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How about a new law? If you want to join a white supremacist organization, you have to take one of those complex DNA tests first. That would cut way down on the membership.

Master Card

How about a new law? If you want to join a white supremacist organization, you have to take one of those complex DNA tests first. That would cut way down on the membership. But if you pass, you would be eligible for a Master Race Master Card. Money back every time you charge Tiki torches, ammo, rebel flags and the large-print edition of Soldier of Fortune magazine.

David Rose

Hot Springs

From the web

In response to an Arkansas Blog item about U.S. Rep. Bruce's Westerman's complaint about a nonprofit that advocates for the disabled getting federal money and his false claim that the director was making a six-figure salary:

I believe Westerman was attacking his own self. He is paid with federal taxpayer money, and his salary is well north of the six-figure threshold. I am sure he will apologize once he realizes he was accidentally addressing the asshole in his mirror.

Arbiter of All Things AOAT

Westerman — perhaps the best example of Arkansans continuing to vote against their own best interests (unless you're the Chamber of Commerce). Any of us, including the congressman, could get hit by a bus tomorrow and be disabled. Westerman no doubt could afford the best of care for the rest of his life. How many Arkansans can say the same? And the arrogant Westerman could not care less.

Kate

In response to an Arkansas Blog item on raises handed out at the state attorney general's Office:

So the director of Arkansas Department of Correction probation and parole gets fired for asking for increase in budget to hire more officers to handle their workload but the AG can hand out this enormous amount in salary increases for her staff? After all, I am sure what they do is much more important than monitoring those individuals on probation and parole!

justcantbelieve

In response to an Arkansas Blog item on more fundraising by state Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) for a nonprofit foundation he runs because, he says, the "Satanic Temple, the American Atheists and the ACLU" wish to destroy the Ten Commandments monument that honors "the historical and moral foundation of law."

Rapert has no concept nor knowledge of "historical or foundation of law" because he does not know Moses copied the Code of Hammurabi, who was in that part of the world long before Moses came along and had his laws posted on stone tablets throughout his kingdom so people would know what the codes were. They are not original with Moses in spite of what Rapert and others may think. Sheesh.

Cato1

In response to the Aug. 2 cover story, "Blight-buster," about lawyer Richard Mays' environmental litigation:

Elected officials and bureaucrats always think they have the best solutions to public policy issues. When the people actually have better solutions, we often have to go to court to force the deciders there is indeed a better mousetrap out there. Elected officials and bureaucrats aren't very good at listening to better alternatives. Our system of governance shouldn't work that way.

Sound Policy

Comment in an open line on the Arkansas Blog:

I find it very disheartening to see American citizens side with a president who regularly attacks our institutions, our freedoms, our citizens, our allies, and so on. In a nutshell, such people are also attacking America along with Trump.  For me, I've had enough of Trump treading on our freedoms, our rights, our institutions, our friends and our system. Those siding with him are joining a traitorous and treasonous man bent in taking our country apart because some folks don't like him doing such. It's a death spiral feeding on its own insanity and nurtured by the gullible, the ignorant and the selfish.

Jake da Snake

In response to the Arkansas Blog's notice of an observance of the 73rd anniversary of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

A terrible occasion and loss of life, but unfortunately necessary to stop a fanatical enemy who placed no value on human life as they demonstrated time and again in committing atrocities against civilian populations. It also saved thousands of American military lives by bringing an end to the war without having to invade the homeland islands.

Razorblade

Although the old (and highly publicized by the government) trope about how 'Murica was "forced" to use the bomb is popular with the Archie Bunker set, the truth is that the unnecessary use of atomic bombs against primarily civilian targets of a beaten Japan had nothing to do with shortening the war OR "saving" American GIs, whose lives, prior to dropping the bombs, had been spent quite freely, but continuing to do so might have presented a PR problem after Germany's surrender and the public pressure to "get the boys home."

The rush to use the bombs before Japan would be ALLOWED to surrender had everything to do with demonstrating to Russia, the only other superpower to emerge from WWII, just who had power, although that wouldn't be true for very long. Now we have an ahistorical, uneducated, raving psycho of rather arrested mental development at the helm of our crazily massive, expensive and unneeded nuclear arsenal.

tsallenarng


          Big secrets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Observer, like a lot of Americans, has got our secrets, but for the most part they're so boring they couldn't even excite the senses or loins of one of those housebound, horngry Incels we've heard so much about on the news of late.

The Observer, like a lot of Americans, has got our secrets, but for the most part they're so boring they couldn't even excite the senses or loins of one of those housebound, horngry Incels we've heard so much about on the news of late. Our personal trove of secrets ain't nothing to write home about for the most part, but —again like a lot of Americans — we do have quite a few culinary secrets that we keep close to the vest, never writing them down lest they fall into enemy hands. With nothing going on around The Observatory but the rent this week, though, we're hurting to fill this space, still a follower of that rumpled god of journalists Phil D. Hole after all these years. So, we thought we'd drop a few secrets from our family cookbook.

Here's one that you're not going to believe until you try it. When making a grilled cheese, don't use butter. Instead, use a thin but thorough schmear of real Duke's mayonnaise. You're thinking your old pal has gone slap-ass crazy right now, but try it and report back. Best grilled cheese of your life, sons and daughters, and creamy mayo is a hell of a lot easier to spread on bread than cold butter from the fridge. Just take your two slices of bread, put your frommage of choice between them, lightly frost the outsides with a very thin layer of mayo, then fry in a hot pan. We've got no idea about the science behind it (as is our general scientific ignorance about most things, from electricity to why our cat insists on knocking shit off tables), but the result is an ooey, gooey, altogether perfect grilled cheese. Doesn't even taste like mayo. Promise.

Here's another from the vaults: Unless the grill is going, our preferred method of hot dog preparation has long been to boil those suckers like the proper white trash glitterati we are. Here's the trick: While you're boiling your dogs, open the buns and pull 'em out of the bag, then — once your weiners have plumped to moist and glistening perfection — put them on the buns and then stuff the whole shootin' match back into the bun bag. Twist-tie the top closed, and let them steam in the bag like that for five minutes. After that, enjoy the best hot dog you've ever had outside the ballpark, the bun steamed and flavorful. If you're worried about plastic CFCs or PCPs or PFCs or whatever chemical people online are doom-shouting about this week, we suppose you could do this trick with any small, sealed container, but the bag is right there and handy, and we ain't dead yet. Besides: It's a hot dog. It's probably already shaving a month or two off your life.

This last one is something that tastes great and it's literally three ingredients. Take your slow cooker (you DO have a slow cooker, right? If not, how do you call yourself an Arkansan?) and into it introduce about three to four pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, along with two smaller cans or one big ol' can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (you can find them stashed in the Hispanic food section of pretty much any grocery store), plus about a cup of water to rinse out all the nuclear-red goo from the cans. Dump that in, too. Finally, drop in a whole stick of real butter, then salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low all day while you're at work, and by the time you get home, those boring boneless bird breasts will have transformed into something amazing. Pull the breasts out of the primordial soup, shred them in a big bowl with two forks and then ladle a few cups of juice from the slow cooker over them to keep things nice and moist. Our go-to for The Devil's Chicken is to make tacos and burritos with cheese, cilantro, onions and salsa, but it's also delicious on salads, tasty with pasta and a revelation in homemade soup or chili. The recipe makes a ton and keeps for at least a few days. How can something with three ingredients be worth a damn? Here's how: There's magic in those adobo pepper cans, kids. Trust us.


          Comment on Hydrogen Sulfide Influences Cellular Senescence via Splicing Mechanisms by CANanonymity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi there, just a 2 cents. Low dose H2S is benefitial because of splicing factors altering nuclear histone methylation, this ties with the DNA epigenetic clock and telomeres/telomeric DNA - all under methylation control and all chromosome related, all DNA related. These alternative splicing factors alter nuclear lamins that control chromosome organisation. Telomeres dysfunction, global demethylation of epigenetic clock, redox loss cause senescence via aberrant cryptic splicing in lamins, creating aberrant form of lamin progerin, as seen in HGPS or in slowmo over a regular healthy lifespann. In turn, this aggregate clogs the cell and is a insta senescence trigger; senescence requires progerin (progerin is an evolved senescence 'defect' mechanism to kill host and prevent cell malignancy). Autophagy delays senescence via progerin disposal, but lipofuscin is undegraded and accumulates. Both these aggregates cause senescence by Autophagy blocking and chromosome disorganization/DNA coil loosening/decondensation/decompaction; but the one that is highly toxic is progerin, lipofuscin is stabilized it's just cumulative amalgmated junk of oxidized phospholipids/carbonyls/oxidized DNA but is mostly inert, while progerin is akin to SASP but Much much worse toxic wise and causes apoptosis, necrosis or senescence upon its production. This demonstrates that aging is DNA-disorganization caused/causing vicious circle of aggregates, which they alter chromosomal DNA organisation/function. Just a 2 cents.
          Moving toward a Nuclear Weapons-Free World      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Informed Comment) – Seventy-three years ago, on August 6 and August 9, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This tragic act launched an arms race in nuclear weapons, now spread to nine countries. After the first atomic blast, which killed 100,000 residents of Hiroshima immediately, the grievous […]
          Endesa e Iberdrola plantean un cierre máximo de tres nucleares hasta 2028      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Endesa e Iberdrola trabajan con un escenario de un cierre máximo de tres centrales nucleares de las siete existentes de aquí a 2028, fecha en la que expiran los permisos que tienen en la actualidad es ... - Fuente: www.eleconomista.es
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Japan_Nagasaki_42020Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament.
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Washington (CNN) In a blistering criticism of the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, the four-star US general in charge of US military of operations in the Middle East said Qasem Soleimani is behind much of Iran's destabilizing ...
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Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the ...
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TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea’s denuclearization. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to take concrete steps as […]
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Over the past months, the strategic results of the primarily economic Belt and Road Initiative have begun to demonstrate for the world what Lyndon LaRouche has known for many years — there is no distinction between the economic and the strategic issues facing mankind. If you want peace, LaRouche said, get the tractors rolling.

When Presidents Trump, Xi Jinping, Putin, and Moon — all four — presented development plans to North Korea, backing each other up on the concept of "peace through development" as well as on sanctions, the supposedly impossible proved possible indeed. When India and Pakistan both joined the SCO, working directly with China and Russia on joint development ideas, the "permanent crisis" created by the British at the time of the partition of India became suddenly resolvable. On the Horn of Africa, with China's Belt and Road proposing a development alternative to each of the three nations of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, an intractable conflict has turned into joyful peace and cooperation. In Southwest Asia, a similar solution to the century of war is now possible.

This process is active across Africa. The BRICS Summit in South Africa last month saw Russia, China and India joining hands with all the people of Africa in bringing real development — nuclear power, high-speed rail connectivity, water projects to green the deserts — and thus posing a real solution to terrorism and to poverty.

The problem remains, however, that the media in the U.S. and in Europe have carefully isolated their populations from any knowledge of this world-historic transformation, which is sweeping through Asia, Africa and Ibero-America. In the U.S., the LaRouche movement is mobilizing to resolve this problem. A first step is a call for transforming the negotiations between President Trump and President-elect López Obrador of Mexico, from a revision of NAFTA to the higher-ordered concept of NABRI — the North American Belt and Road Initiative. This must become a step forward in uniting the U.S. and China through the New Silk Road, a process of building advanced industrial nations throughout the Americas and beyond, and fulfilling Trump's commitment to restoring America's former industrial power as a primary source of capital exports for nation-building. This, not coincidentally, is the path to resolving the trade imbalance.

But the British and their assets in the U.S. will stop at nothing to prevent such a new paradigm from taking hold in the U.S. The Council on Foreign Relations, the foremost voice for the Empire within the U.S., has published a report entitled, "Is Made in China 2025 a Threat to Global Trade?" It details the supposedly devious intentions of the Chinese effort to develop their domestic expertise in high-tech manufacturing: through "recruitment of foreign scientists, its theft of U.S. intellectual property, and its targeted acquisitions of U.S. firms," the CFR claims, China intends to "control entire supply chains," and eventually "entire industries could come under control of a rival geopolitical power."

Such hysteria is matched by the emergence this week of "Big Brother" frantically shutting down access to social media for multiple voices which have countered the Russiagate madness, and supported President Trump's denunciation of the "Russia hoax." Alex Jones' Infowars was thrown off Facebook and YouTube — a site which has more than 15 million visits per month— while others were thrown off Twitter.

But the New Paradigm exists — it cannot be stopped, other than by world war. China has arisen, and has joined with Russia and India through the BRICS to offer the nations of the Global South an alternative to the poverty imposed upon them as a legacy of colonialism. They have extended this offer, to join the Belt and Road Initiative, to the United States and Europe, as a win-win alternative to the geopolitics of war, economic decay and cultural decadence infecting the West. The patriotic spirit in the U.S. has been awakened through the phenomenon of Donald Trump, rejecting the warmongers and the post-industrial society advocates within both the Republican and Democratic Parties — what LaRouche long ago denounced as the "two-potty system." LaRouche's Four Laws, implemented through the "four powers" of the U.S., Russia, China and India, provide the way forward. The arc of history has reached a branching point, towards either victory or tragedy. The future is in our hands, each and every one.


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North Korea is reportedly refusing to turn over its nuclear weapons, despite repeated requests from US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
          DECADES LONG QUESTION OF WITNESS CREDIBILITY OVER UFOS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An enduring controversy supported by evidence and denial.

Ever since the emergence of flying saucers in the 20th Century a heated debate has raged between deniers, military counterintelligence operations, the witnesses themselves, and even the media's role in this phenomenon. Although there has been undeniable evidence and according to physicist Stanton Freidman, in a court of law the mountain of supporting testimony would have long ago made the case, still the controversy continues.

Questionable evidence

There will always be the unscrupulous element that from the 1940's to the 1990's used faked or staged photography often with dramatic effect. By the mid 1990's the application known as photo shop could be used to generate high definition images that are very hard to distinguish from real footage. Many argue that military counter intelligence operations have for decades been staging a surreal and shadowy ultra secret campaign to mislead the public about the supposed authenticity of flying saucers so as to hide the ongoing development of X-platforms and black operations, even cattle mutilations.

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Another lie?

Recently a retired scientist made what would be called a deathbed admission of his knowledge of government involvement with UFO entities as part of a shared technological program that had secretly been underway for decades. Boyd Bushman allowed an extensive interview of his intimate knowledge of such details shortly before his death on August 7th of this year. However, once again the ugly head of counter intelligence reared itself and has cast doubt on Bushman's testimony. During the course of his filmed interview Bushman exhibits a number of glossy photos of UFO's and of a supposed extraterrestrial entity. The entity appears somewhat questionable in appearance almost uncannily resembling the fledgling attempts of 1950's and 60's low budget depictions of sci fi space creatures.

From a toy maker?

In truth, an individual did indeed reveal that the image of an alien from another planet was indeed the photo of a toy space alien made of plastic sold sometime in the late 50's. Why would a distinguished government scientist allow his testimony to be tarnished by such an aberration? Had he become senile and confused, had this evidence been handed to him to present during the course of his interview and he had trustingly accepted it? Or, perhaps this was just part of a counter intelligence ploy to not only discredit Boyd Bushman, but the entire premise of the UFO as being extra solar in origin in the first place? Such confusion and subterfuge has continually fueled the argument on both sides that either the powers that be are really hiding something if they are putting this much effort into baiting the credibility question or that there really is nothing more to UFO's other than misidentification of experimental or conventional aircraft as well as wild, unproven, speculation and conspiracy theories!

The venerable black copter

It has even come to light recently that the US government has indeed created squadron units of black helicopters having no visible identification, possessing myriad running lights to create confusion for ground observers, and to even have sound insulating capacities to muffle propeller and engine noise. Why? For many years odd aerial lights have been seen over cattle mutilation sites in New Mexico and elsewhere leading many to theorize that some genetic cross breeding experiments were being undertaken by aliens using the closely related tissue of cattle reproductive organs to the biology of human cells. Yet, newly released information may suggest that black helicopter operations were used to simulate UFO overflights during the dark hours of the night. Many investigators had often commented that cattle carcasses seem to have been damaged in a way that would have occurred by being dropped onto the ground from certain heights.

Atomic testing?

Such explanations are that nuclear testing and the resultant contamination of the environment had led the government to initiate secret testing using cattle rancher's livestock as markers for levels of radiation and its effects upon organs and tissues. Rather than create a panic among ranchers that radiation may be affecting their pasture lands and the financial liabilities that this could entail much lass having to purchase the cows from their owners, why not simply commence a secret operation that could gather data without incurring the related expense? One ranching family near Dulce, New Mexico reported that they had found bugging devices in their home after suffering costly cattle mutilations that created financial losses that put them out of the cattle business. It would seem that government sanctioned earthly surveillance was being conducted.

Third world war?

By the early 1950's the Pentagon had already voiced concerns about the public's pre-occupation with UFO's as being the possible prelude to the confusion needed by the Soviets to stage a first strike launch of a third world war against the United States. it appears two simultaneous counter intelligence operations were being conducted. One was a debunking campaign that downplayed the significance of UFO sightings while secretly collecting data and sending it to Wright AFB in Dayton, Ohio for serious evaluation. This while civilian UFO investigation groups were being infiltrated by intelligence agents and either intimidated to disband or fed misleading information.

The victims of secrecy

We know that such victims of these infiltration operations were Howard Menger, NICAP, Paul Bennewitz of Thunder Scientific Labs, and witnesses to the crash of an alleged flying disk near Roswell, NM were intimidated or misinformed in such ways that were designed for a predictable outcome on the part of US intelligence operations. According to Donald Keyhoe, a dedicated UFO researcher with ties to the Pentagon, NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon) was complete compromised thanks to CIA subversion from within. This is especially disturbing when considering that Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoeter, former CIA Director was a member of this organization.

Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBS)

One might venture to ask, on the other hand, why at Archuletta Mesa near Dulce New Mexico an electronic field is being broadcast over the area that will not allow HD camera photographs to acquire resolution so that only an analog camera can work? The same question might be applied to Area 51 in Nevada. Why has the government maintained an underground base and has continually acquired more surrounding real estate to further discourage observers from getting a view of the facility from surrounding vantage points? Secrecy is understandable to a point, but when we have former physicist Bob Lazar who claims to have worked there and violated his security clearance when he all allowed friends to see a supposed back engineered UFO being test flown, why was his complete personal history expunged by the US government? In front of a federal judge he did produce a pay stub from the US Navy for his employment there which impressed the court with the degree of identity confiscation leveled at Lazar.

Unsettling conclusion

The old saying, "where there's smoke there's fire" seems to pertain to the long legacy of the UFO cover-up. It would seem that the US government has gone to great lengths to play a game with the American public and even its former officers in trying to either discredit the evidence or use the possibility of UFO reality to mask the ongoing operations of new high technology developments that will give this nation a decided edge over its enemies for decades to come. This, as well, seems a perfectly reasonable explanation in view of the high stakes involved which would make such intelligence and psychological operations justified in the interests of national security, however just how far should such deception be allowed until it violates the Constitutional rights of the American citizen. Just ask the late Paul Bennewitz.

 

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A huge body of evidence supports both sides of the UFO controversy leading to many possible conclusions.

          「必ず実現してほしい」広島・長崎を訪問した国連事務総長の言葉に海外から賛同の声      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

国連事務総長のアントニオ・グテーレス氏が、長崎原爆の日の平和記念式典に初めて参列しました。 広島や長崎の被爆者を目の当たりにし、国連としても平和に向けたサポートを行っていく、との決意を表明しました。 世界には核を保有する国も多く存在しますが、外国人はこの言葉を聞いてどのように感じたのでしょうか。 引用元:"No more Hiroshimas, no more Nagasakis. We must make sure nuclear weapons are never used again." -- @antonioguterres during his visit to Nagasaki, Japan.
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El presidente norteamericano ha afirmado que no tiene el menor inconveniente en reunirse con el de la República Islámica, cuyo régimen está comprometido con la destrucción de EEUU.
“Si ellos quieren reunirse, me reuniré. Cuando quieran”dijo Trump el lunes. “Es bueno para el país, para ellos, para nosotros y para el mundo. Sin condiciones previas. Si quieren reunirse, me reuniré”.
Irán fue uno de los grandes aliados de EEUU hasta la revolución islámica de 1979, que lo convirtió en uno de sus peores enemigos.
Obama trató de inaugurar una nueva era suscribiendo con los ayatolás un muy polémico acuerdo sobre el programa nuclear iraní, al que se sumaron Rusia, China, Reino Unido, Francia y Alemania pero del que se ha desligado Trump, que siempre lo ha denunciado como un tremendo error estratégico.

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It may not seem like it, but Tehran has a lot to gain from meeting with a U.S. president in search of his own nuclear deal.
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Exosome-based immunomodulation during aging: A nano-perspective on inflamm-aging.

Mech Ageing Dev. 2017 Dec;168:44-53

Authors: Prattichizzo F, Micolucci L, Cricca M, De Carolis S, Mensà E, Ceriello A, Procopio AD, Bonafè M, Olivieri F

Abstract
Exosomes are nanovesicles formed by inward budding of endosomal membranes. They exert complex immunomodulatory effects on target cells, acting both as antigen-presenting vesicles and as shuttles for packets of information such as proteins, coding and non-coding RNA, and nuclear and mitochondrial DNA fragments. Albeit different, all such functions seem to be encompassed in the adaptive mechanism mediating the complex interactions of the organism with a variety of stressors, providing both for defense and for the evolution of symbiotic relationships with others organisms (gut microbiota, bacteria, and viruses). Intriguingly, the newly deciphered human virome and exosome biogenesis seem to share some physical-chemical characteristics and molecular mechanisms. Exosomes are involved in immune system recognition of self from non-self throughout life: they are therefore ideal candidate to modulate inflamm-aging, the chronic, systemic, age-related pro-inflammatory status, which influence the development/progression of the most common age-related diseases (ARDs). Not surprisingly, recent evidence has documented exosomal alteration during aging and in association with ARDs, even though data in this field are still limited. Here, we review current knowledge on exosome-based trafficking between immune cells and self/non-self cells (i.e. the virome), sketching a nano-perspective on inflamm-aging and on the mechanisms involved in health maintenance throughout life.

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          Qatar quiere invertir en Cádiz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Qatar ha echado el ojo a Cádiz como ciudad dónde invertir. Mohamed Jaham Al Kuwari, embajador de Qatar en España, se reunión este miércoles en el ayuntamiento de Cádiz con el alcalde, José María González, para trasladarle oficialmente el interés del gobierno Qatarí por estrechar lazos comerciales con la capital gaditana. Energías renovables, turismo, sector marítimo y educación son los cuatro sectores en los que el país árabe quiere establecer una cooperación económica y cultural bilateral que, según ha explicado a LA VOZ el diplomático, «ha sido bien acogido» por los responsables municipales. ¿Cuál ha sido el motivo de su visita a Cádiz? Estoy de visita en la región, en Cádiz y Algeciras. Pedí reunión con el alcalde para hablar sobre la posibilidad de cooperación entre Qatar y Cádiz en temas de energías renovables, turismo, industria marítima y educación. La Universidad de Cádiz tiene una especialidad de ciencias del mar y nos gustaría tener intercambio entre la universidad de Qatar y la universidad de Cádiz. El turismo para nosotros es importante. Tenemos una empresa que invierte en hoteles y tenemos varios en España (Madrid, Barcelona) y en otros países europeos. Habla de la universidad de Cádiz, ¿en qué sentido plantea esa cooperación? La educación para nosotros es muy importante. Nos gustaría en nuestra colaboración con Cádiz establecer un programa de intercambio de estudiantes dada la importancia de Andalucía como parte de la relación histórica entre España y el mundo árabe. Por ejemplo, podemos mandar estudiantes qataríes a estudiar a Cádiz y al resto de Andalucía. Qatar destina mucho presupuesto a Educación, casi el 12% del PIB. Estamos considerados en relación al tamaño de la población el primer país del mundo en inversión en educación. Y creemos que estrechar lazos con la universidad de Cádiz puede ser muy interesante. Energías renovables, turismo, industria marítima y educación son los ejes de interés del gobierno qatarí ¿Puede concretar algún proyecto? En principio aún no porque la reunión que he mantenido con el alcalde ha sido una primera toma de contacto institucional para trasladar nuestro interés. En septiembre queremos crear un equipo de trabajo entre el ayuntamiento y Qatar. ¿Quién formará parte de este grupo de trabajo? Será un equipo técnico para debatir y explicar aspectos de cooperación que Cádiz puede ofrecer a Qatar y viceversa; para descubrir las posibilidades, las oportunidades. ¿Qué le ha parecido al alcalde su propuesta de colaboración, su idea de invertir en la ciudad? La ha acogido bien. Me ha dicho que Cádiz quiere crear una estructura en el sector de las energías renovables y nosotros somos exportadores de gas natural, que es una energía limpia. Qatar suministra a España casi el 14% del gas natural que llega a España y tenemos una empresa especializada en energía solar y renovable. Todo coincide. ¿Con quién se reunirá en Algeciras? Con el alcalde y con empresas de la zona para ver la cooperación que podemos tener en sectores como el turismo y la industria marítima, sobre todo. ¿Se ha planteado invertir en alguna otra provincia de Andalucía? Sí, vamos a llevar a cabo un proyecto de seguridad alimentaria. Exportar verduras, frutas, carnes. Puede ser interesante levantar fábricas en Qatar para producir productos del sector alimentario. Además de esto también estamos interesados en hacer proyectos culturales. Queremos tener ferias del libro, invitar a Qatar a artistas y estudiantes, montar exposiciones, etc. No es solo algo económico, también queremos acercar los pueblos. Para Qatar es tan importante la diplomacia económica como la cultural. Un equipo técnico se reunirá en septiembre para comenzar a trabajar. No se descartan inversiones en la industria naval ¿Contempla inversiones en el sector naval en la bahía de Cádiz, en alguno de los Astilleros? Cádiz tiene una ubicación estratégica. En este momento no puedo saberlo pero sí le puedo decir que los técnicos especializados vendrán y verán. Después haremos un informe que enviaremos a Qatar para informar de las posibilidades que ofrece Cádiz en este sentido. Arabia Saudí ha encargado la fabricación de cinco corbetas a Navantia y se fabricarán en los astilleros gaditanos. Hay mucho debate en torno al asunto por cuestiones belicistas y de derechos humanos ¿Qué opina? Es un asunto entre España y Arabia Saudí. Es un asunto bilateral. España ha tomado una posición muy positiva tras el bloqueo a Qatar llamando al diálogo de los países de la zona del Golfo y está buscando una posición pacífica. ¿Entonces? Arabia Saudí está en situación de violación de derechos humanos. Muchos parlamentos de países europeos pidieron parar la venta de armas a Arabia Saudí. Eso es un asunto internacional contra Arabia Saudí.  Las relaciones comerciales entre España y Qatar son buenas a tenor del incremento de empresas españolas posicionadas en su país. Qatar es el primer país árabe en inversión en España. Tenemos una participación en Iberdrola, en Colonial, El Corte Inglés, en deporte, en turismo, en energía, etc. Y hay posibilidad de invertir más. De hecho, en la actualidad estoy preparando nuevos proyectos para invertir en España. Las empresas españolas en Qatar son más de cien y hay una comunidad de más de 5.000 españoles viviendo en Qatar y más de 15.000 si contamos a toda la población hispanohablante. ¿Cómo es la relación de la familia Al Thani con la Casa Real Española? Hay buena relación. El trato con la Moncloa y Zarzuela es excelente. Ha sido siempre así a través de la historia de nuestras relaciones bilaterales. ¿Se ha reunido con el nuevo Presidente, Pedro Sánchez? No lo conozco aún pero estamos esperando que ambos Jefes de Estado se reúnan pronto, de hecho, ahora estamos hablando con el gobierno español para organizar la visita oficial a España. Ya hace más de un año del bloqueo de Arabia Saudí, Emiratos, Barhein y Egipto a su país. ¿Cuál ha sido el coste económico y social para Qatar? Vivimos normal porque Qatar es un país respetado, tenemos aliados, amigos y acceso al mundo a través del mar. La vida sigue normal. Las necesidades alimentarias y de productos están cubiertas e incluso hay más. Vivir ahora es más barato. Antes los productos venían a través de Arabia Saudita y Emiratos como intermediarios y se quedaban con unas comisiones del 20-30%, y ahora llegan directamente. Esta situación pasa con los productos españoles, ya no hay intermediarios. Después del bloqueo las exportaciones aéreas han aumentado un 40%. ¿Cómo lo viven los qataríes? El problema que tenemos con el bloqueo es el asunto social. Es decir, las familias. Hay una separación de familias. Han echado a los qataríes de sus territorios: ciudadanos, estudiantes, empresarios e incluso pacientes de hospitales, especialmente en Emiratos árabes. Han hecho una violación de los derechos humanos y los hemos llevado a la corte internacional de justicia. «Qatar no apoya el terrorismo, tenemos una base militar de EEUU con 10.000 soldados, es ilógico» Los países del bloqueo le acusan de financiar el terrorismo y, sobre todo a los Hermanos Musulmanes ¿Qatar financia o apoya el terrorismo? EEUU tiene en Qatar una base militar con 10.000 soldados. Sería ilógico eso si apoyásemos el terrorismo. Incluso hace una semana hemos firmado un acuerdo para ampliar esta base militar. También hay instituciones americanas y nunca ha habido problema. Sin embargo, sí tenemos apruebas de que ellos, Arabia Saudí, apoyan el terrorismo. Los países que impulsaron el bloqueo quieren cambiar la política interna y externa de Qatar y cambiar el gobierno de Qatar. Ese es el objetivo del bloqueo. Qatar es un país independiente y ellos no quieren que tengamos este rol, quieren que culquier decisión de la zona parta de Arabia Saudí. Nosotros decimos que si hay problemas hay que solucionarlos a través del diálogo pero ellos hasta ahora rechazan diálogar. Un año después parece que el bloqueo a Qatar ha quedado oculto por otros asuntos como el acuerdo nuclear con Irán y la guerra de Yemen. Lo de Yemen es una violacion de derechos humanos contra un país hermano, solo por diferencias políticas. No creo que sean diferencias religiosas. Qatar ha abierto el país para el diálogo para organizar conferencias internacionales, para crear plataformas de libertad de expresión, alianzas del mundo árabe, etc. Arabia Saudí y los demás implicados en el bloqueo no quieren Hay miles de presos políticos en estos países, en nuestro país cero. Tienen presos a estudiantes, activistas, periodistas, empresarios. Nosotros no queremos seguir su línea de opresión, por eso continua el bloqueo. Su aliado es Irán, un hecho que no les gusta, sobre todo a Arabia Saudí. Después del bloqueo ningún país más cortó relaciones con Qatar. Ahora Arabia Saudí las ha cortado con Canadá por una cuestión de derechos humanos. Eso va a enseñar al mundo cómo es Arabia Saudí. Trump dijo hace varias semanas que pretendía convocar a los líderes del Consejo del Golfo para hablar de la situación. Nosotros aceptamos a reunirnos, estamos abiertos para dialogar. El problema es con ellos (los países del bloqueo). Los americanos saben que el problema es con los países impulsores del bloqueo, no con Qatar. La reunión aún no es oficial, no está conformada. Si se convoca, estaremos presentes. ¿Qué tendría que haber sobre la mesa para no acudir? Si hay asuntos que tocan nuestra soberanía no. No tienen qué decidir quienes son nuestros aliados. Además, no tenemos una relación privilegiada con Irán. Y doy datos. Antes del bloqueo la relación de intercambio comercial entre Qatar e Irán era de 250 millones de dólares mientras que con Emiratos era de 20.000 millones. ¿Quién tiene la relación privilegiada? Con Irán tenemos intercambio comercial de gas, y tenemos derecho a tenerlo porque somos vecinos. No buscamos la confrontación, creo que nuestra región ha tenido suficientes guerras y sangre. El problema es que todas las declaraciones políticas tienen que surgir de Arabia Saudí y a veces sucede que países pequeños juegan un rol más importante que los grandes para la paz. ¿Qué es lo que más le ha gustado de Cádiz? Me gusta la ciudad antigua, es pequeña, íntima y la gente muy amable. Me gusta mucho la gastronomía. Esta mañana he ido a correr y la he recorrido entera, 16 kilómetros antes de ir a la reunión en el ayuntamiento. Quiero volver a pasar por lo menos una semana. El máximo representante de Qatar en España confía en etender puentes con Cádiz. - S.C.G.
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          Nagasaki mayor presses Japan to lead efforts toward nuclear-free world as city marks 73rd anniversary of A-bomb      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NAGASAKI – Nagasaki marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city Thursday, with its mayor calling for security policies not reliant on nuclear deterrence and pressing Japan to fulfill its “moral obligation” to lead efforts toward a nuclear-free world. Mayor Tomihisa Taue, in his peace declaration, urged the government to support […]

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          Comment on Neoliberalism Drives Climate Breakdown, Not Human Nature by drumlin woodchuckles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A few months ago I skim-read James Hansen's book Storms Of My Grandchildren. Right about in the middle of that book Hansen writes several pages about an approach to nuclear power whose existence was supposedly known but then suppressed. It is supposed to be some kind of Full Fast Breeder-Eater reactor which kept neutron-injecting and destabilization-fissionable-izing a descending series of heavy nuclei within the fuel-material to the point where most of the potential fissible material was fissionized and fissed for heat and only a smallish amount of low level radwaste left over to deal with. I can't remember the name of it. Its in the book for people to go find. It perhaps bears discussion.
          Irán le advierte a Norcorea que "no se fíen de EE.UU"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hasan Rohani, presidente iraní, compartió una reunión diplomática con Ri Yong-ho, alto cargo del gobierno norcoreano: entre los asuntos, se habló sobre los accionares de Estados Unidos.

"El desempeño de la administración de EE.UU en estos años ha llevado al país a ser considerado de poca confianza por todo el mundo ya que no cumple con ninguno de sus compromisos", indicó la Presidencia de Irán en un comunicado.

Haciendo alusión a las sanciones que reciben ambas naciones por sus arsenales nucleares, Rohani detalló que "Irán y Corea del Norte siempre han tenido puntos de vista cercanos y se han apoyado en muchos asuntos internacionales críticos". A lo que aseguró que Irán está dispuesto a "desarrollar y profundizar las relaciones con Pyongyang" junto con la colaboración para "la paz y la seguridad en la península de Corea".

Por parte del jefe de diplomacia de Norcorea, anunció: "La política estratégica de Corea del Norte es profundizar las relaciones con la República Islámica de Irán y enfrentar el unilateralismo".







          China Just Tested A Hypersonic Missile The US Can't Defend Against      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

China claims to have successfully tested a new hypersonic missile that would be capable of penetrating any missile defense system in the world.

The Starry Sky-2, which is an experimental design known as “waverider,” rides the shock waves generated during flight. The missile could one day carry conventional and or nuclear warheads undetected through US missile defense shields.

According to the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), an aerodynamic research institution in Beijing and part of the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), conducted the hypersonic missile test in northwestern China last Friday.

The CAAA released a statement issued on Monday, indicating the Starry Sky-2 was carried into space by a solid-propellant rocket before separating.

CAAA images of the rocket launching the Starry Sky-2 to the upper atmosphere (Source/WeChat)

Video: Starry Sky-2 Launch

After separation, it descended to lower altitudes as it autonomously conducted extreme turning manoeuvers, reaching Mach 5.5 for more than 400 seconds, and reached a top speed of Mach 6, or 7,344km/h (4,563mph), the CAAA WeChat statement said.

The test was deemed a “complete success,” stated CAAA, which posted a series of behind the scenes images of the experiment on social media. “The Starry Sky-2 flight test project was strongly innovative and technically difficult, confronting a number of cutting-edge international technical challenges.”

However, the CAAA did not mention what the intended purpose of the missile would be used for, other than commenting on how hypersonic technologies could further China’s aerospace industry.

Although, the missile is still in the development stage and probably a few years out from series production, waveriders could be used to carry conventional and or nuclear warheads capable of penetrating the world’s most advanced anti-missile defense systems.

Earlier this year, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US is extremely vulnerable to future attack via hypersonic missiles.

“The first, most important message I want to deliver today is that the forces under my command are fully ready to deter our adversaries and respond decisively, should deterrence ever fail. We are ready for all threats. No one should doubt this,” Gen. Hyten said in his opening statement.

However, in a follow-on conversation with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, Hyten cautioned:

“we [US] don’t have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon [hypersonic missiles] against us.”

Hyten suggested the US is powerless against hypersonic weapon threats and has to rely on nuclear deterrence.

Hyten added, “so our response would be our deterrent force which would be the triad and the nuclear capabilities that we have to respond to such a threat.”

In mid-April, Lockheed Martin announced that it had won a $928 million contract to develop a hypersonic missile for the Air Force to counter Chinese and Russian missile defense systems.

During the recent discussion at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C., Gen. Paul Selva, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said China has yet to “mass deploy hypersonics or long-range [tactical] ballistic missiles,” however, “they are able now to deploy those capabilities at a large scale” if they decide to move in that direction, he added.

Gen. Selva then dropped a bombshell indicating the Pentagon is behind in the demonstration of hypersonic technologies, but he did mention that the Pentagon still holds an advantage when it comes to sensor and sensor-integration technologies.

“If we just sit back and don’t react we will lose our technological superiority” over China, Selva said.

Beijing-based military analyst Zhou Chenming told the South China Morning Post that Starry Sky-2 would be used for carrying conventional warheads rather than nuclear ones, adding that such a capability was not in the immediate future.

“I think there are still three to five years before this technology can be weaponized,” he said. “As well as being fitted to missiles, it may also have other military applications, which are still being explored.”

The Starry Sky-2 is not China’s first rodeo operating in the hypersonic space — it has been testing hypersonic missiles since 2014, but the latest test is the first to make use of waverider technology.

Mike Griffin, a former Nasa administrator and now the Pentagon’s defense undersecretary for research and engineering, warned earlier this year that China had built “a pretty mature system” for a hypersonic missile to strike from thousands of miles away.

To sum up, this is it – the dying American empire is behind the hypersonic technology curve, as it may suggest: The US could lose its military technological superiority to China sometime in the mid/late 2020s, if it does not properly allocate enough investments into hypersonic technologies.

We then ask the question: What comes next if Washington’s power slips in the Pacific? Well, you guessed it... War.


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ENERGY and engineering services giant Wood and National Nuclear Laboratory have won a three-year contract from the UK Government to carry out a key research project on fuels for the nuclear reactors of the future. Effective immediately, the two...
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Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world’s second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations’ chief and the city’s mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the first United Nations chief to visit Nagasaki, said fears of nuclear war are still present 73 years after the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings and that they should never be repeated. He raised concerns about the slowing effort to...
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Radio Sputnik has discussed North Korea’s denuclearization with Dr. Stephen Nagy, senior associate professor of international relations at Tokyo's International Christian University.
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China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure.

On Tuesday night, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani went on television to talk about the reinstatement of sanctions by the United States against his country. He prepared the country for more privations as a result of the sanctions. Responding to Trump’s offer for a meeting, Rouhani said pointedly, “If you stab someone with a knife and then say you want to talk, the first thing you have to do is to remove the knife.”

It is clear to everyone outside the U.S. government that Iran has honored its side of the 2015 nuclear deal that it made with the governments of five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the U.S., the UK, France, China and Russia) as well as the European Union. In fact, quite starkly, the European Union’s foreign policy chief—Federica Mogherini—said, “We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something that for us is a security priority.” In other words, Mogherini is asking companies to resist Trump’s policy direction. What she is saying, and what Rouhani said, is that it is the United States that has violated the nuclear deal and so no one needs to honor the U.S. sanctions that have been reinstated.

Mogherini pointed to “small and medium enterprises” because these would not be the kind of multinational corporations with interests in the United States. But it is more than small and medium enterprises that are going to challenge the U.S. sanctions. China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure.

China: “China’s lawful rights should be protected,” said the Chinese government. China has no incentive to follow the new U.S. position. First, China imports about $15 billion of oil from Iran each year and expects to increase its purchases next year. Chinese state energy firms, such as China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Sinopec, have invested billions of dollars in Iran. CNPC and Sinopec have also got shares in Iran’s major oil fields—CNPC has a 30 percent share in the South Pars gas field and has investments in the North Azadegan oil field, while Sinopec has invested $2 billion in Yadavan oil field. China’s Export Import Bank, meanwhile, has financed many large projects in Iran, including the electrification of the Tehran-Mashhad railway. Other Chinese investment projects include the Tehran metro and the Tehran-Isfahan train. These projects are worth tens of billions of dollars.

Second, China is in the midst of a nasty trade war with the United States. In late August, Trump’s government slapped 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports into the United States. China responded with its own tariffs, with the Chinese Commerce Ministry saying that the U.S. is “once again putting domestic law over international law,” which is a “very unreasonable practice.” The “once again” is important. China is seized by the unfairness of the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, not only for its own economic reasons but also because it sees this as a violation of international agreements and a threat to Iranian sovereignty—two principles that China takes very seriously. Sinopec, knee-deep in Iran’s oil sector, has now said that it would delay buying U.S. oil for September. Iran has now been drawn into the U.S. “trade war” (on which, read more here). The Chinese have been quite strong in their position. The Global Times, a Chinese government paper, wrote in an editorial, “China is prepared for protracted war. In the future, the U.S. economy will depend more on the Chinese market than the other way around.” This fortitude is going to spill over into China’s defense of Iran’s economy.

Russia: Russia and Iran do not share the kind of economic linkages that Iran has with China. After the 2015 sanctions deal, Iran did not turn to Russian oil and gas companies for investment. It went to France’s Total—which signed a $5 billion deal. Russia and Iran did sign various massive energy deals ($20 billion in 2014), but these did not seem to go anywhere. Russia’s Gazprom and Lukoil have toyed with entry into Iran. In May, Lukoil directly said that it would be hesitant to enter Iran because of the proposed U.S. reinstatement of sanctions. Lukoil’s hesitancy came alongside that of European firms such as Peugeot, Siemens and even Total, which decided to hold off on expansion or cut ties with Iran. Daimler has now officially halted any work in Iran. It was a surprise earlier this year when the Iranian Dana Energy firm signed a deal with the Russian Zarubezhneft company to develop the Aban and West Paydar oilfields. The contract is for $740 million, which in the oil and gas business is significant but not eye-opening.

In July, Iran’s senior leader Ali Akbar Velayati met Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Moscow. He left the meeting saying, “Russia is ready to invest $50 billion Iran’s oil and gas sectors.” Velayati specifically mentioned Rosneft and Gazprom as potential investors—“up to $10 billion,” he said. When Putin had been in Tehran last November, Russian companies signed preliminary deals worth $30 billion. Whether these deals will go forward is not clear. But, after Trump’s reinstatement of sanctions, Russia’s foreign ministry said that it would “take appropriate measures on a national level to protect trade and economic cooperation with Iran.” In other words, it would see that trade ties are not broken.

Turkey: Both Iran and Turkey face great economic challenges. Neither can afford to break ties. Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that his government will only honor international agreements, and that the U.S. reinstatement of sanctions is not part of an international framework. Turkey, therefore, will continue to trade with Iran. Iran’s oil and gas are crucial for Turkey, whose refineries are calibrated to Iran’s oil and would not be able to easily and cheaply adjust to Saudi Arabian imports. Almost half of Turkey’s oil comes from Iran.

Turkish-U.S. relations are at a low. Conflict over the detention of a U.S. pastor—Andrew Brunson—has led to the U.S. sanctioning two Turkish ministers—Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul and Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu. Gul is a leader of the ruling party, AKP, while Soylu came to the party at the personal invitation of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. These are not men to be intimidated by U.S. pressure.

A U.S. mission—led by Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury—went to Turkey to convince the government to join the U.S. sanctions. Meanwhile, the U.S. has begun to put pressure on Turkey’s Halkbank, one of whose senior officials was found guilty of violation of the U.S. sanctions on Iran by a court in the United States earlier this year. This kind of pressure is not sitting well with the Turkish government.

Inside Iran: Pressure mounts inside Iran. Protests have begun across the country, a reflection of the distress felt by the population as the country’s currency—the rial—slides around and as fears of inflation mount. Last week, the Iranian government fired the head of Iran’s central bank—Valiollah Seif—and replaced him with Abdolnasser Hemati. It reversed the foreign exchange rules, including the failed attempt to fix the value of the rial that was put in place in April. Hemati had been the head of Iran’s state insurance firm and before that of Sina Bank and Bank Melli. He is a highly trusted person by the government, which had already appointed him as ambassador to China before hastily rescinding that offer and moving him to the central bank. Whether Hemati will be able to balance the stress inside the Iranian economy is to be seen. Faith in the currency will need to be strengthened.

As part of that, Iran’s government has cracked down harshly against financial fraud, particularly scandals over foreign exchange. The man who signed the 2015 nuclear deal—Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi—now watches as his nephew—Ahmad Araghchi, the central bank’s vice governor in charge of foreign exchange—is arrested with five other people as part of an inquiry over fraud. The message: no one, not even the Araghchi family, is immune from the long arm of the law.

Trump’s belligerence, the refusal of key countries to abide by Trump’s sanctions (including the European Union, but mainly Russia and China) as well as the internal pressure in Iran could very likely create the conditions for a military clash in the waters around Iran. This is a very dangerous situation. Sober minds need to push against the reinstatement of these sanctions—which the Iranians see as economic warfare—as well as the escalation into military war.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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[가족상담및치료] 보웬의 가족치료 주요개념을 사용하여 드라마나 영화 속 가족갈등을 정리해 보세요실제 사례에 다음의 세가지 이론, 보웬(세대간 가족치료), 미누친(구조적 가족치료), 사티어(경험적 가족치료)을 각각 적용하여 비교한 부분을[가족상담] 보웬의 가족치료의 이론과 사례보웬의 다세대 가족치료 이론과 치료기법에 대하여, 서론, 본론, 결론 형식으로 요약하여 제출하시오[임상심리학] 가족치료2016년 2학기 가족상담및치료 기말시험 핵심체크 보웬의 가복지쵸이론의 발달배경 주요 개념 가족 역기능 치료의 관점과 목표 치료과정 치료자의 역할 치료적 개입 실제 등에 대하여 서술하였습니다. 1. 이론적 발달배경 2. 보웬의 가족치료의 주요개념 1) 자기분화(differentiation of self) 2) 삼각관계(triangles) 3) 핵가족의 정서적 과정(nuclear family emotional process) 4) 가족투사 과정(family projection process) 5) 다세대 전수 과정(multigenerational transmission process) 6) 형제 순위(sibling position) 7) 정서적 단절(emotional cutoff) 8) 사회의 정서적 과정(societal emotional process) 3. 가족 역기능 1) 불안 2) 융해(fusion)된 삼각관계 4. 치료의 관점과 목표 1) 건강과 정상성에 관한 관점 2) 치료의 목표 5. 치료 과정 1) 부와의 가족치료 2) 한사람과의 가족치료 6. 치료자의 역할 7. 치료적 개입 1) 사정과 평가 2) 치료단계 8. 보웬 가족치료의 실제 1) 문제에 대한 배경설명 2) 가족설명 3) 가계도 4) 문제분석과 진단 5) 치료방법 참고자료 1. 이론적 발달배경 보웬의 가족에 대한 특별한 관심은 Menninger Clinic에 있던 1940년대에 시작되었다. 그는 정신분열증으로 발전하는 ‘모자 공생(mother-child symbiosis) 관계의 결과로써 미성숙한 어머니는 자신의 감정적 욕구를 채우기 위해서 아이와 공생관계를 맺는다는 것을 발견했다. 그 후 1954-1959년 국립정신건강연구소(National Institute of Mental Health)에서 가족이 함께 사는 것을 관찰하면서 연구한 정신분열증 가족에 관한 유명한 연구를 실시했다. 그 결과 모자간의 감정적 강도는 보웬이 가정했던 것보다 강했고 이러한 감정적 강도가 모자관계를 넘어서 전체 가족관계를 특정 지우며 아버지와 형제들도 가족문제를 만들고 유지하는데 중요한 역할을 한다는 것을 발견했다. 이렇게 모든 가족구성원들의 상호 기능이 명확해지자 모자 공생관계에서 전체 가족을 감정적 단위로 보는 관점으로 확대시켰다. 그 후 1959년에는 Georgetown대학으로 옮겨 정신분열증보다 정도가 약한 클라이언트를 보면서 포괄적인 이론으로 발전시켰으며 가족치료 운동의 지도자로서의 명성을 얻게 되었다(최선화 1995). 보웬의 가족치료에서의 이론적 기여는 자아발달과 과거를 중요시하는 정신분석적 접근 현재 상호작용 하는 단위로써의 가족에 관심을 두는 체계적 접근 사이의 교량적 역할이다. 또한 그는 가족을 다세대적 현상으로 보았으며 다세대에 걸친 가족체계의 분석을 통해서 현재 가족의 문제를 파악하려고 했다. 그는 치료적 개입과 가족의 발달에 관한 포괄적이고 일관성 있는 이론이 부족하다는 것을 염려하여 가족치료를 위한 이론 정립에 지속적인 관심을 가졌다. 김용태 가족치료이론 학지사 2000. 송성자 가족과 가족치료 법문사 1995. 송정아 최규련 가족치료 이론과 기법 도서출판 하우 1997. 정은 가족치료이론 창지사. 2009. 최선화 세대 간 가족치료 모델 이화여대 사회복지학과 가족치료총론 도서출판 동인 1995. 2016년 2학기 가족상담및치료 기말시험 핵심체크2016년 2학기 가족상담및치료 기말시험 핵심체크2017년 2학기 가족상담및치료 기말시험 핵심체크2017년 2학기 가족상담및치료 기말시험 핵심체크2017년 2학기 가족상담및치료 기말시험 핵심체크2016년 2학기 가족상담및치료 교재 전 범위 핵심요약노트2016년 2학기 가족상담및치료 교재 전 범위 핵심요약노트2016년 2학기 가족상담및치료 교재 전 범위 핵심요약노트2017년 2학기 가족상담및치료 교재 전 범위 핵심요약노트2017년 2학기 가족상담및치료 교재 전 범위 핵심요약노트2017년 2학기 가족상담및치료 교재 전 범위 핵심요약노트보웬의 가족치료가족치료상담의 실제적용사례와 가계도 및 생태도[가족복지론] 보웬의 가족치료 조회수:1595회
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This is the thirty-sixth in a series of posts about war tax resistance as it was reported in back issues of The Mennonite. Today we enter the 1990s.

The Mennonite

The issue introduced The Mennonite readers to the tax resistance campaign organized by Palestinian Christians in Beit Sahour in response to the Israeli occupation. Excerpts:

In residents began refusing to pay taxes to the Israeli occupiers. Tax money should go for roads, health and local services, they said. But the occupiers were supplying none of these services. Instead they used taxes to fund the military occupation. Residents adopted the slogan “No taxation without representation.”

The authorities responded with nightly curfews, mass arrests and a strong troop presence in the town. But residents still did not pay their taxes. For six weeks in , Israeli troops sealed off the town. They seized property and belongings from businessmen and families who had not paid taxes. Tax officials went from house to house humiliating and beating people, according to a account in the Jerusalem Post.

Israeli tax officials confiscated without trial several million dollars worth of property. The tax siege has now been lifted, but Beit Sahour residents still refuse to pay taxes.

A set of articles on war tax resistance appeared in the edition. The first, by Linda Peachey, explained why she took the issue seriously:

I recently attended a meeting that focused on the question of paying the military portion (about 50 percent) of our [U.S.] federal income taxes. I left the meeting troubled, not because there were varying viewpoints but because many people appeared unconcerned about the issue and failed to address what I believe are key questions on the matter.

The question for me is not whether we should honor our government or whether a government has the right to collect taxes. The crux of the matter is to determine when Caesar’s demands conflict with our obedience to God. I fear that if I were to give Caesar all that he demands in war taxes, I would fail to honor God in four important ways.

  1. I fear that by paying the military portion of my income taxes I fail to trust God alone for my security. Throughout history nations have tried to secure their well-being and safety through military solutions. Again and again in the Bible God asks us to resist such solutions and to trust him instead:

    War horses are useless for victory; their great strength cannot save. The Lord watches over those who have reverence for him, those who trust in his constant love. He saves them from death… We put our hope in the Lord; he is our protector and our help (Psalm 33:17-20).

    If I work several months each year to pay my nation’s military dues, am I not giving legitimacy to the military establishment’s answers for my security? If I am willing to invest so much of my time and energy in a military solution, can I honestly say that God is my protector?

  2. I fear that by paying my war taxes I fail to give my primary loyalty to Christ’s worldwide church. My war taxes would purchase planes, bombs, guns and military training to be used in Third World settings. Although our country is not involved in any declared war, our military might is felt keenly in Central America, the Philippines and the Middle East.

    In fact, in recent years the United States has adopted a policy of promoting “low-intensity conflict” in countries that threaten to move out from under our sphere of influence. This means keeping warfare away from the American public eye and avoiding the involvement of American soldiers in the fighting. Yet our brothers and sisters in Christ do die in the struggle. Can I say that my first loyalty is to the worldwide kingdom of God if I comply with structures that do violence to my neighbors around the world?

  3. I fear that by paying my war taxes I fail to follow Christ as he calls me to love all people, even my enemies. In Matthew 5 Jesus no doubt surprised his listeners by challenging them to love not only their friends but all people, just as God does. This has not been an easy teaching for the church. Peter struggled with it when he was called to go to Cornelius, a gentile, and Paul reminded the early church often that the gospel was not only for Jews but also for gentiles.

    Ephesians 2:14 points this out: “For Christ himself has brought us peace by making Jews and gentiles one people. With his own body he broke down the wall that separated them and kept them enemies.” Do we believe that this can also apply to Americans and Soviets, rich and poor, capitalist and communist? Can I believe this and at the same time contribute to the forces that are designed to destroy these very people whom Christ called me to love?

  4. I fear that by paying my war taxes I fail to respect God’s creation. In today’s world, militarism not only threatens people but all of creation as well. While militarism is not the only way we dishonor God’s creation, it is through nuclear weapons that we dare to threaten all that God has made. Can I claim to truly honor God if I continue to help pay for such weapons?

I think these questions have special poignancy for us as Mennonites. We claim to be conscientious objectors to war. Yet in a low-intensity conflict or in a nuclear war it is almost irrelevant to say that we will not serve in the military. These kinds of wars do not demand our bodies but our dollars and our consent. Thus we cannot ignore this issue of war taxes.

I recognize that sincere people differ on this issue. Some encourage elected leaders to reorder our nation’s priorities. Some give away more of their income so that they owe less income tax. Some live in community so that they can live on lower incomes. Some withhold a symbolic amount of all of their military taxes. Some support legislative efforts that would allow conscientious objectors to designate the military portion of their federal taxes to a peace tax fund. What is important is not so much that we all agree but that we agonize together on these questions.

Let us pray for wisdom as we wrestle with what this issue means for our faith in God, our witness as a Christian church, our faithfulness to Christ and our reverence for God’s creation.

This was accompanied by a sidebar invitation for people to redirect their taxes through “the Taxes for Peace fund.” It added that “In , $5750 in Taxes for Peace funds were divided between the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund and Christian Peacemaker Teams; 1990 contributions will be divided the same way.”

Turn the page to find this news:

Members of St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship recently passed a proposal to faithfully resist payments of the U.S. federal phone tax applied monthly to the fellowship’s phone bill. The revenues will be redirected to Mennonite Central Committee. “We wish to respect the convictions of our members and Anabaptist forebears and to be disciplined followers of Jesus Christ,” said Scott Neufeld, coordinator of St. Louis Mennonite Peace Witness. Federal phone tax revenues, first collected in , contribute directly to the U.S. Armed Forces and other systems of war, Neufeld said.

The edition included Craig Morton’s article: “Render taxes to whom?” Excerpts:

Looking at our Anabaptist heritage and looking at our Scriptures in light of contemporary political realities, we do not have to be pressed to pray for peace while paying for war. Our spiritual authority in Jesus Christ, as expressed by apostles and Anabaptist forebears, allows and empowers us to make the difficult decision to withhold war taxes. Balthasar Hubmaier, writing about taxes paid to an unjust government, states, “…to come to the point, God will excuse us for nothing on the account of unjust superiors…” (Anabaptism in Outline, Klassen, p. 246). The U.S. government has become unjust, and when a government is unjust, it has forfeited the right to expect my taxes.

As Christians and Anabaptists, we have a rich tradition of conscience. In some ways we even have a tradition of anarchy. Anarchy in the eyes of the world, that is, for we may claim a greater authority — God.…

The early Anabaptists — Menno Simons, Balthasar Hubmaier, Jacob Hutter and Peter Rideman — all spoke out on the proper attitude of a Christian toward government, on paying taxes used for war and on the production of weapons of violence. For Anabaptist Christians the issue to pay or not to pay war taxes has a significant history.

Jacob Hutter wrote, “For how can we be innocent before our God if we do not go to war ourselves but give the money that others may go in our place? We will not become partakers of the sin of others and dishonor and despise God” (“Plots and Excuses,” Klassen p. 252). While this may refer to the practice of paying one’s way out of military service by supplying a replacement, it still holds true that aiding the carrying out of violence indirectly indicts the taxpayer as a participant in the violence enacted. Similarly Peter Rideman asserts that one has a responsibility not only for what one produces but also for how those products are used by others. Rideman states that Christians cannot build weapons of violence, even if they do not use those products themselves. The one who produces weapons is responsible for the violence inflicted.

But the issue of our history as Christians and as Anabaptists concerning the issue of war tax resistance is made more difficult because of our reading of the biblical texts relating to government, particularly Matthew 22:21 (and other texts referring to government, e.g. Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2:14). In any discussion of war tax resistance among Christians, the words of Jesus are almost always quoted, “…render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” However, if we look closely at the political and historical context of these biblical texts, we have to ask ourselves how we can apply Jesus’ response in Matthew 22:21 to ourselves in our political and historical situation.

Trick question: Ancient Palestine, in the time of Jesus, was a territory held captive under Roman rule. Foreign powers hostile to Judaism had occupied Palestine, installed a puppet ruler, King Herod, and sought to form alliances with certain Jewish factions. The Pharisees, on the other hand, reflected the thoughts and feelings of the majority of the poor and middle-class Jews, feelings of resentment and anger. The Pharisees, who had been plotting to do away with Jesus on any grounds possible, were seeking to trick Jesus. On the chance that Jesus might make some incriminating statements, the Pharisees sent their disciples to Jesus along with representatives from Herod. That way, if Jesus said something self-incriminating to the religious people or to the political regime, he could be arrested. As it was, neither truth nor justice were being sought by this group when they asked Jesus the question about paying the tax. It was a trick question, and Jesus responded with a trick answer. “And Jesus said to them, ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.’ And they were greatly amazed at him” (Mark 12:17).

But what does his answer say to us? What direction does it give to those who are not asking trick questions but whose motives are truth and justice? We must take seriously that we do not live in a political situation anything like ancient Palestine. We live in , has witnessed amazing revolutions of democratization. Democracies seek to do away with the dichotomy between the government and the people. In a democracy there is no Caesar. Since we are not ruled by a monarch, we have no “caesar” over us. If there is a caesar over us, so to speak, then we are caesar.

The U.S. Constitution begins by naming our caesar, “We the people.”…

We, as responsible citizens, are the political and moral authority of the United States. If our nation blunders and falls, if it is unjust and violent, if it has misplaced priorities, then the blame is on us and not merely upon those we have elected to represent our concerns.

Living in a democracy, we actually pay taxes to ourselves. We are responsible for setting the budgets. We are responsible for policies. One of our greatest problems is that we have surrendered democratic government to bureaucracy, allowing others to make decisions for us. We are the caesar to whom we are to render our taxes, not some authority outside ourselves. As such, it is up to us to decide what we will or will not render. It is this freedom of conscience that makes democracy both attractive to those who live without it and a headache to those who must operate with it. For this reason, Plato said, democracy is the best form of a bad government and the worst form of a good one.

A restraint of evil: Those of us who withhold a portion of our taxes are trying to reorient our national spending priorities by saying we will not pay for war or violence. The portion we do not pay we give away to those who will use it for peace. While we recognize that we are breaking a law of the people (willing to take responsibility and to be accountable for our actions), we are not breaking a law against caesar. What we are trying to do is give ourselves what we need to function as a government, that is, to function as a restraint of evil and to be a supporter of good (1 Peter 2:14).

Menno Simons wrote that the task of government is to “do justice… to deliver the oppressed,… without tyranny… without force, violence and blood” (“Foundation of Christian Doctrine,” Complete Writings of Menno Simons, p. 193). Government ceases to be legitimate when it ceases to be a force for order in both foreign and domestic realms, when it ceases to provide for the needs of all, and when it ceases to be a body of law for carrying out justice without violence and bloodshed.

Would we continue to give our tithes and offerings to a ministry that has been proven to be unethical, caught in scandalous dealings and clearly immoral? If we held our government up to the same standards as we do televangelists and their ministries, the government would not be able to finance its bureaucracies. Our government has been caught in one scandal after another, involved in or supporting one war after another. And because we are caesar, we are responsible for this scandalous behavior. Even though we have given away our democratic rights to bureaucratic powers, we still will bear God’s judgment. The majority of our federal budget pays for the operations of the world’s largest military system, which prepares for war with scarce resources. It finances low-intensity conflicts throughout the world by supplying and sponsoring surrogate armies. It has yet to finish paying for past wars. Thus we must come to terms with the reality that we are producing and indirectly using weapons of violence. Living in a democracy, we are, as citizens, weapons producers by providing through our taxes the capital needed for the production of B1-Bs, MX “Peacekeepers,” Apache attack helicopters, bullets, rifles and on and on.

The Scriptures, which determine the right function of government, the witness of our Anabaptist forebears and our democratic freedoms force us to act in ways that affect the political process. For many, tax resistance is a way to bring about a change in federal spending priorities. But much more importantly, it is a way to make one’s life have integrity and to align one’s life with God’s gospel of shalom.

The edition announced a “Standing Up for Peace Contest” with $1,100 in prizes available to “young people ages 15–23” who “interview someone who has refused to fight in war, pay taxes for war, or build weapons for war and share the story through writing an essay or song, producing a video, or creating a work of art.”

The edition brought these news briefs:

The Mennonite Church General Board, after years of study and discussion, brought the military tax question to a vote, then tabled it. a majority of General Assembly delegates voted to “support” the efforts of church board employees who do not wish their taxes deducted so that they may deal with the government in regard to military taxes. At the General Board meetings in Kalona, Iowa, members tabled a motion to honor requests of employees who ask that their income tax not be withheld.

Gary Jewell, a student at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, Ind., handed out about $150 in $1 bills to passers-by in front of the downtown post office in Elkhart to express his opposition to U.S. military spending. He gave away about half of what he and his wife, Jan Yoder, owe in federal income taxes. The couple plans to give the rest to a charity like Mennonite Central Committee. Stapled to each $1 bill was a statement by Jewell that read in part, “Today I choose to give my money away (call it a ‘peace dividend’) rather than to pay the remaining 60 percent of my federal income tax that goes toward present and past military expense.” (The Elkhart Truth)

The edition included a sidebar with this quote:

“Until membership in the church means that a Christian chooses not to engage in violence for any reason and instead chooses to love, pray for, help and forgive all enemies; until membership in the church means that Christians may not be members of any military…; until membership in the church means that Christians cannot pay taxes for others to kill others; and until the church says these things in a fashion that the simplest soul can understand — until that time humanity can only look forward to more dark nights of slaughter on a scale unknown in history. Unless the church unswervingly and unambiguously teaches what Jesus teaches on this matter, it will not be the divine leaven in the human dough that it was meant to be.” ―George Zabelka, who served as a Roman Catholic chaplain for those who dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on and

The General Boards of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church issued their first joint statement as a merging body in . It urged the U.S. to stand down from its Iraq war threats.

One of the seven points of the document calls congregations to confess “our own complicity and selfishness in utilizing more than our share of the world's supply of oil and other resources… limited concern for longstanding injustices in the Middle East and… paying for the military buildup through our taxes.”

The edition updated readers about the Jerilynn Prior war tax resistance case in Canada. (She was denied an appeal to the Supreme Court.)

A regional report from the noted that in the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada, “A conference employee has requested that the conference not withhold his war taxes. This issue will be brought to a future conference session.”


          Russia Vows to 'Do Everything Necessary' to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Russia says it's deeply disappointed in new US sanctions against Iran and "will do everything necessary" to preserve and carry out the Iran nuclear deal brokered by President Obama.
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Toxic heavy water from University nuclear leaks into its nearby nature reserve March changing the local fish. Luscious Lola Dent, nature journalist student gets her teeth into this meaty story to make the presidents honor list .buff laid back rookie Harbor police officer, Andy Kline would rather workout and make out than do boring shoreline patrols .At romantic sunset, a giant carp surfaces and grabs a canceling student couple. For student newspaper prize story, Lola uses her charm to persuade Andy to do some unofficial cruising after reports of missing local's surfaces severed fingers and other body parts .Eccentric environmentalist demonstrators get in the way of both university and nature reserve fundraising procedures. When government money comes in for environmental l carp barrier, more than one group becomes agitated. Director Frank waters of the nature reserve has means to other income streams .corralled giant carp runs out aquatic and acquired human food ,it expands its diet to local marina adding a twist to the shadows of Lola and Gretsa over Andy and Earl. Blending suspense humor and romance, you'll remember the carp hysteria and loony characters in sharp teeth.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

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This is the way the most significant instrument of U.S.-Iran diplomacy in 40 years ends: not with a bang, but with a whimper. In accordance with President Donald Trump’s May decision to walk away from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the administration on Tuesday re-imposed most of the sanctions originally suspended by the agreement. While…
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i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.


ii) This is a Request for Quotation (RFQ), solicitation number FA4855-18-Q-0028.


iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-101 and Defense Change Notice 20180720.


(iv) This acquisition is set-aside 100% for Small Business. The NAICS code is 561621 and the Small Business Size Standard for this NAICS code is $20.5M.


(v) 1 EA - Security System Installation Including Electrical


The supplies to be acquired are based off AFI 31-101, Integrated Defense; IESE-SIT-001, Siting and Design Guidance for Permanent Installations; and HQ USAF/A7S Non-Nuclear Intrusion Detection System Equipment Approval Memo, dated 22 Sept 14. The brand name justification is further justified by Section 2.2.1.3 of the Intrusion Detection Equipment (IDE) Maintenance and Procurement Policy dated 03 Dec 09. Section 2.2.1.3 states that all new IDE equipment must be compatible with the existing base security system. Building numbers; 300, 724, 777, 790, 848, 190, 198, 4620, 4619, 123, 164 and 4624 at Cannon AFB currently have the Vindicator alarm systems in place. The action will be awarded as a brand name, firm fixed price purchase order.


The minimum specifications for the items and services that make up this requirement are described in the attached Statement of Work.


(vi) Delivery shall be F.O.B. Destination to:
Jon E. Mountjoy (575) 784-6411
203 E. Terminal Ave Bldg 133
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Delivery Date: 120 Days ARO
(If 120 Day ARO delivery and install cannot be met, please provide alternative timeline.)


(vii) A statement that the provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following is included as an addendum to 52.212-1:


All quotes must contain unit and extended prices from the CLINS listed in paragraph v of this RFQ. Multiple awards are not anticipated, but the Government reserves the right to consider multiple awards during evaluation. Proposals containing additional CLINS outside CLINS listed in paragraph v will be considered nonresponsive and not considered for award. If additional items are proposed, offerors must include those items as a part of the CLINS provided.


All offerors must include a delivery date. If no delivery date is provided, a delivery date of days 120 ADC will be assumed. Delivery date will not be used in the evaluation.


All offerors must provide pictures of previous signs supplied to other customers, if applicable.


The following provisions also apply:
FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference: full text provisions can be found at http://farsite.hill.af.mil
DFARS 252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management.


(viii) The provision at FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items:
This provision is incorporated by reference, and paragraph (a) is modified to read as follows:
This is a competitive best value source selection in which the Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price, and other factors considered. The Government intends to make award to the lowest priced technically acceptable offeror. The Government intends to award without discussions with respective offerors. The Government, however, reserves the right to conduct discussions if deemed in its best interest. The following listed are evaluation factors that shall be used in the evaluation process:
Price
Technical Capability: Technical Acceptability is achieved when the offeror provides proof that the products will meet the standards listed in the statement of work.
All offers will be ranked according to the total evaluated price and then reviewed for technical acceptability. If the lowest priced offer is determined to be technically acceptable, further evaluation of the remaining quotes will not take place.
*All offerors shall submit technical description of the products being offered in sufficient detail in addition to the price proposal, to evaluate compliance with the requirements in this solicitation.


(b) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
(End of Provision)


(ix) All offerors must complete and submit the provision at FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications --Commercial Items, or its electronic equivalent. All offerors must complete the following provision and include it with any quotes submitted:
BUY AMERICAN-BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE-BASIC
(NOV 2014)
Definitions. "Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item, " "component, " "domestic end product, " "foreign end product, " "qualifying country, " "qualifying country end product, " and "United States, " as used in this provision, have the meanings given in the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program-Basic clause of this solicitation.
Evaluation. The Government-
Will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 225 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; and
Will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute or the Balance of Payments Program.
Certifications and identification of country of origin.
For all line items subject to the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program Basic clause of this solicitation, the offeror certifies that-
Each end product, except those listed in paragraphs (c)(2) or (3) of this provision, is a domestic end product; and
(ii) For end products other than COTS items, components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States or a qualifying country.
(2) The offeror certifies that the following end products are qualifying country end products:
Line Item Number Country of Origin


(3) The following end products are other foreign end products, including end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (ii) of the definition of "domestic end product":
Line Item Number Country of Origin (If known)



Submitted and Certified,


(x) The clause at FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition.


(xi) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items. Only the following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:
FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards, FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, FAR 52.209-9 Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Aside, FAR 52.219-Limitations on Subcontracting, FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation, FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor, FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies, FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities, FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity, FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons, FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging with Driving, FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases, FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management, FAR 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S-Flag Commercial Vessels


(xii) The following terms and conditions also apply:
FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications
FAR 52.209-2 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation
FAR 52.225-18 Place of Manufacture.
FAR 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications
FAR 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations
FAR 52.246-16 Responsibility for Supplies
FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: full text clauses can be found at http://farsite.hill.af.mil
FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms
DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
DFARS 252.203-7994 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Confidentiality Agreements-Representation
DFARS 252.203-7995 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Confidentiality Agreements
DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights
DFARS 252.203-7003 Agency Office of the Inspector General
DFARS 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
DFARS 252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product
DFARS 252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management
DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting
DFARS 252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium
DFARS 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors
DFARS 252.225-7035 Buy American-Free Trade Agreements --Balance of Payments Program Certificate
DFARS 252.225-7036 Alternate I Buy American-Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program
DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Request
DFARS 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Instructions
DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments
DFARS 252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications
DFARS 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items
DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea
AFFARS 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman: Local POC and contact information will be provided upon request.
AFFARS 5352.242-9000 Contractor Access to Air Force Installations


(xiii) Quotes must be signed, dated and submitted by 10 August 2018, 1100hrs, Mountain Standard Time. All quotes for commercial items MUST be submitted with a Buy American Certificate in accordance with DFARS 252.225-7000. Quotes shall be electronically submitted via email and received by BOTH of the following points of contact (POC). It is the offeror's responsibility to confirm receipt of timely quotes. The Government reserves the right to consider late quotes. The Government accepts no responsibility if quotes are not considered due to email rejections or emails not going through to the POCs. Failure to email both POC's may result in an unsuccessful offer.


Primary: A1C Christopher Weaver - christopher.weaver.14@us.af.mil
Alternate: A1C Ryan Zasso - ryan.zasso@us.af.mil



For further inquiries, please email the POC's listed above or the Contracting Officer, MSgt April Thomas - april.thomas.3@us.af.mil


 


Set-aside code: Total Small Business Place of performance:  203 E. Terminal Ave Bldg 133 Cannon AFB, NM  88103  US Contact: Christopher J. Weaver, Contract Administrator, Phone 5757844690, Email christopher.weaver.14@us.af.mil - Ryan Zasso, Phone 575-784-6655, Email ryan.zasso@us.af.mil
          Britain’s £31 billion next-gen nuclear missiles at risk of delay due to faulty US welding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Preview The UK’s next-generation nuclear missiles, which are set to cost £31 billion ($40 billion), are facing delays due to the discovery of faulty welding in ballistic missile tubes designed and manufactured in the United States.
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          China Just Tested A Hypersonic Missile The US Can't Defend Against      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

China claims to have successfully tested a new hypersonic missile that would be capable of penetrating any missile defense system in the world.

The Starry Sky-2, which is an experimental design known as “waverider,” rides the shock waves generated during flight. The missile could one day carry conventional and or nuclear warheads undetected through US missile defense shields.

According to the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), an aerodynamic research institution in Beijing and part of the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), conducted the hypersonic missile test in northwestern China last Friday.

The CAAA released a statement issued on Monday, indicating the Starry Sky-2 was carried into space by a solid-propellant rocket before separating.

CAAA images of the rocket launching the Starry Sky-2 to the upper atmosphere (Source/WeChat)

Video: Starry Sky-2 Launch

After separation, it descended to lower altitudes as it autonomously conducted extreme turning manoeuvers, reaching Mach 5.5 for more than 400 seconds, and reached a top speed of Mach 6, or 7,344km/h (4,563mph), the CAAA WeChat statement said.

The test was deemed a “complete success,” stated CAAA, which posted a series of behind the scenes images of the experiment on social media. “The Starry Sky-2 flight test project was strongly innovative and technically difficult, confronting a number of cutting-edge international technical challenges.”

However, the CAAA did not mention what the intended purpose of the missile would be used for, other than commenting on how hypersonic technologies could further China’s aerospace industry.

Although, the missile is still in the development stage and probably a few years out from series production, waveriders could be used to carry conventional and or nuclear warheads capable of penetrating the world’s most advanced anti-missile defense systems.

Earlier this year, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US is extremely vulnerable to future attack via hypersonic missiles.

“The first, most important message I want to deliver today is that the forces under my command are fully ready to deter our adversaries and respond decisively, should deterrence ever fail. We are ready for all threats. No one should doubt this,” Gen. Hyten said in his opening statement.

However, in a follow-on conversation with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, Hyten cautioned:

“we [US] don’t have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon [hypersonic missiles] against us.”

Hyten suggested the US is powerless against hypersonic weapon threats and has to rely on nuclear deterrence.

Hyten added, “so our response would be our deterrent force which would be the triad and the nuclear capabilities that we have to respond to such a threat.”

In mid-April, Lockheed Martin announced that it had won a $928 million contract to develop a hypersonic missile for the Air Force to counter Chinese and Russian missile defense systems.

During the recent discussion at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C., Gen. Paul Selva, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said China has yet to “mass deploy hypersonics or long-range [tactical] ballistic missiles,” however, “they are able now to deploy those capabilities at a large scale” if they decide to move in that direction, he added.

Gen. Selva then dropped a bombshell indicating the Pentagon is behind in the demonstration of hypersonic technologies, but he did mention that the Pentagon still holds an advantage when it comes to sensor and sensor-integration technologies.

“If we just sit back and don’t react we will lose our technological superiority” over China, Selva said.

Beijing-based military analyst Zhou Chenming told the South China Morning Post that Starry Sky-2 would be used for carrying conventional warheads rather than nuclear ones, adding that such a capability was not in the immediate future.

“I think there are still three to five years before this technology can be weaponized,” he said. “As well as being fitted to missiles, it may also have other military applications, which are still being explored.”

The Starry Sky-2 is not China’s first rodeo operating in the hypersonic space — it has been testing hypersonic missiles since 2014, but the latest test is the first to make use of waverider technology.

Mike Griffin, a former Nasa administrator and now the Pentagon’s defense undersecretary for research and engineering, warned earlier this year that China had built “a pretty mature system” for a hypersonic missile to strike from thousands of miles away.

To sum up, this is it – the dying American empire is behind the hypersonic technology curve, as it may suggest: The US could lose its military technological superiority to China sometime in the mid/late 2020s, if it does not properly allocate enough investments into hypersonic technologies.

We then ask the question: What comes next if Washington’s power slips in the Pacific? Well, you guessed it... War.


          UN Chief urges nuclear powers to lead non-proliferation efforts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

          UN chief marks Nagasaki visit with plea for worldwide denuclearisation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Antonio Guterres, on the 73rd anniversary of the bombing, said he hoped the Japanese city would be the last to experience such an event.
          Global Nuclear Imaging Equipment Industry Market Analysis & Forecast 2018-2023 | Digirad Corporation, Mediso Medical Imaging Systems, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation,       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 09, 2018 ) Nuclear Imaging Equipment Industry Market Radionuclides are cleaned and compounded like other drugs to form radiopharmaceuticals. Nuclear medicine imaging offers information at the molecular and cellular level in the body with the help of uptake of radiotracers...
          Tomotherapy and nuclear medicine centre to open in Astana      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


ASTANA. KAZINFORM Umit tomotherapy and nuclear medicine centre will open its doors in Astana this autumn, Elorda Aqparat reports.


          Nuclear Medical Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Posted on: 2018-08-09

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Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center is currently accepting applications/resumes for the following positions:

Nuclear Medical Technician

This position plans, implements and follows through on technical operations of the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Department. These include emergency patients, and in and out patients presented to the department. This is a part time 48 hours per pay period position. Benets are available.

The Minimum Qualications are:

• American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board certication required. KY state license required.
• Flexibility to work overtime as needed.
• Displays a good understanding of age-related developmental issues of pediatrics and geriatrics.
• Experience – No previous experience required but experience is a plus.
• Knowledge of sagittal and cross sectional anatomy, and in area of specialized modality, will need instrumentation knowledge in that area.
• Knowledge of patient transfers and positioning techniques.
• Open, accurate and responsive communication, oral and written on an individual basis or in groups.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet deadlines.
• Demonstration of ethical and professional conduct.


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          BURNING WITCHES: nuovo album a novembre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Secondo album in arrivo per le svizzere BURNING WITCHES. “Hexenhammer” è atteso per il 9 di novembre su Nuclear Blast Records. Il disco è stato prodotto in Svizzera al Little Creek...
          Sanção unilateral de Trump contra Irã estremece relação com aliados      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A aplicação da primeira leva de sanções econômicas contra o Irã pelos Estados Unidos, iniciada na terça-feira, reforçou a controvérsia entre parceiros econômicos, aliados históricos e o governo americano. Adotada de forma unilateral, a medida atende à promessa de campanha de Donald Trump de romper o acordo nuclear fechado em 2015, após anos de complexas negociações entre as potências com assento permanente no Conselho de Segurança da ONU (EUA, China, Rússia, França, Reino Unido e Alemanha) e a teocracia dos aiatolás.

As consequências concretas de mais este impasse são imprevisíveis, mas reforçam desde já o abismo que a gestão de Donald Trump vem cavando em relação a aliados históricos, por sua tendência isolacionista. Não à toa, a iniciativa americana vem sendo duramente criticada, sobretudo por aliados europeus, cujas empresas estão sendo pressionadas a suspender negócios com o Irã, sob pena de sofrerem retaliações da Casa Branca.

O caráter negativo da medida aparece não apenas na forma como o governo Trump ignorou os parceiros que negociaram com o Irã, mas também na ausência de motivos. Afinal, o Irã vinha cumprindo sua parte no pacto no que se refere ao enriquecimento de urânio e redução de usinas nucleares, conforme atestaram em diversas ocasiões técnicos e especialistas independentes, responsáveis por supervisionar a aplicação do acordo.

Os países da União Europeia e nações como China e Turquia tentam salvar o entendimento e prometeram preservar as trocas comerciais com Teerã, desde que o país se mantenha fiel às premissas do acordo. Os ministros de Relações Exteriores de Reino Unido, França e Alemanha e a representante da UE, Federica Mogherini, divulgaram um comunicado lamentando a imposição das sanções. E anunciaram a adoção da chamada “Lei do Bloqueio”, que proíbe as empresas europeias de cumprirem o bloqueio dos EUA e abre espaço para o ressarcimento de prejuízos causados por multas americanas. A China também divulgou nota condenando as sanções.

A estratégia de Trump em relação ao Irã revela uma ideologia ultraconservadora, que se alimenta de discursos de ódio e fortalece os chamados falcões nos dois países. O rompimento do acordo enfraquece o moderado presidente Hassan Rouhani e reforça o discurso belicoso dos aiatolás e da Guarda Revolucionária. Ademais, desvia a atenção dos problemas internos que assombram Trump, como a investigação do procurador especial Robert Mueller sobre a interferência russa na campanha presidencial de 2016.

Mas o pior é a desconfiança que a atitude de Trump provoca sobre o valor dos pactos assinados pelos EUA.


          Comment on Finally! Some fuel economy common sense by richard verney      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<b>Only on a few grids worldwide (such as Norway which is mainly hydro, Switzerland ditto, France which is mainly nuclear) do electric cars reduce CO2 emissions.</b> On most grids, electric cars either achieve no saving in CO2 emissions, or even result in an increase in CO2 emissions. This is one of the fallacies behind the use and roll out of electric vehicles. I am rather sceptical of the argument <blockquote>studies show that bigger, heavier vehicles are safer. Drivers and passengers in 54.5 mpg vehicles are more likely to die in a crash – and far more likely to be maimed, disfigured, disabled or paralyzed...</blockquote> since Europe has a lot of such vehicles, and I suspect that crash results in Europe do not support that line of argument. I suspect that some of the European countries have the least fatalities/serious casualties. This may be because Eurpoean crash/safety requirements are more stringent than the US. According to Wikipedia car fatalities per country: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Road_traffic_accidents_world_map_-_Death_-_WHO2012.svg The light yellow is less than 5 per 100,000 and includes Japan, the home of the light/small vehicle.
          Russians 'could have thrown switch' on U.S. power grid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The dangers of an electromagnetic pulse event – from a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere or solar storm – long have been reported. A rogue nation could explode a bomb at altitude that could shut down America’s power grid. No electronics. No food in stores, because shipping fleets are powered by fuel that comes through electric pumps. No […]
          Trump Opens the Door to Chaos in Asia and Europe by Reinstating Sanctions on Iran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure.

On Tuesday night, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani went on television to talk about the reinstatement of sanctions by the United States against his country. He prepared the country for more privations as a result of the sanctions. Responding to Trump’s offer for a meeting, Rouhani said pointedly, “If you stab someone with a knife and then say you want to talk, the first thing you have to do is to remove the knife.”

It is clear to everyone outside the U.S. government that Iran has honored its side of the 2015 nuclear deal that it made with the governments of five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the U.S., the UK, France, China and Russia) as well as the European Union. In fact, quite starkly, the European Union’s foreign policy chief—Federica Mogherini—said, “We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something that for us is a security priority.” In other words, Mogherini is asking companies to resist Trump’s policy direction. What she is saying, and what Rouhani said, is that it is the United States that has violated the nuclear deal and so no one needs to honor the U.S. sanctions that have been reinstated.

Mogherini pointed to “small and medium enterprises” because these would not be the kind of multinational corporations with interests in the United States. But it is more than small and medium enterprises that are going to challenge the U.S. sanctions. China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure.

China: “China’s lawful rights should be protected,” said the Chinese government. China has no incentive to follow the new U.S. position. First, China imports about $15 billion of oil from Iran each year and expects to increase its purchases next year. Chinese state energy firms, such as China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Sinopec, have invested billions of dollars in Iran. CNPC and Sinopec have also got shares in Iran’s major oil fields—CNPC has a 30 percent share in the South Pars gas field and has investments in the North Azadegan oil field, while Sinopec has invested $2 billion in Yadavan oil field. China’s Export Import Bank, meanwhile, has financed many large projects in Iran, including the electrification of the Tehran-Mashhad railway. Other Chinese investment projects include the Tehran metro and the Tehran-Isfahan train. These projects are worth tens of billions of dollars.

Second, China is in the midst of a nasty trade war with the United States. In late August, Trump’s government slapped 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports into the United States. China responded with its own tariffs, with the Chinese Commerce Ministry saying that the U.S. is “once again putting domestic law over international law,” which is a “very unreasonable practice.” The “once again” is important. China is seized by the unfairness of the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, not only for its own economic reasons but also because it sees this as a violation of international agreements and a threat to Iranian sovereignty—two principles that China takes very seriously. Sinopec, knee-deep in Iran’s oil sector, has now said that it would delay buying U.S. oil for September. Iran has now been drawn into the U.S. “trade war” (on which, read more here). The Chinese have been quite strong in their position. The Global Times, a Chinese government paper, wrote in an editorial, “China is prepared for protracted war. In the future, the U.S. economy will depend more on the Chinese market than the other way around.” This fortitude is going to spill over into China’s defense of Iran’s economy.

Russia: Russia and Iran do not share the kind of economic linkages that Iran has with China. After the 2015 sanctions deal, Iran did not turn to Russian oil and gas companies for investment. It went to France’s Total—which signed a $5 billion deal. Russia and Iran did sign various massive energy deals ($20 billion in 2014), but these did not seem to go anywhere. Russia’s Gazprom and Lukoil have toyed with entry into Iran. In May, Lukoil directly said that it would be hesitant to enter Iran because of the proposed U.S. reinstatement of sanctions. Lukoil’s hesitancy came alongside that of European firms such as Peugeot, Siemens and even Total, which decided to hold off on expansion or cut ties with Iran. Daimler has now officially halted any work in Iran. It was a surprise earlier this year when the Iranian Dana Energy firm signed a deal with the Russian Zarubezhneft company to develop the Aban and West Paydar oilfields. The contract is for $740 million, which in the oil and gas business is significant but not eye-opening.

In July, Iran’s senior leader Ali Akbar Velayati met Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Moscow. He left the meeting saying, “Russia is ready to invest $50 billion Iran’s oil and gas sectors.” Velayati specifically mentioned Rosneft and Gazprom as potential investors—“up to $10 billion,” he said. When Putin had been in Tehran last November, Russian companies signed preliminary deals worth $30 billion. Whether these deals will go forward is not clear. But, after Trump’s reinstatement of sanctions, Russia’s foreign ministry said that it would “take appropriate measures on a national level to protect trade and economic cooperation with Iran.” In other words, it would see that trade ties are not broken.

Turkey: Both Iran and Turkey face great economic challenges. Neither can afford to break ties. Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that his government will only honor international agreements, and that the U.S. reinstatement of sanctions is not part of an international framework. Turkey, therefore, will continue to trade with Iran. Iran’s oil and gas are crucial for Turkey, whose refineries are calibrated to Iran’s oil and would not be able to easily and cheaply adjust to Saudi Arabian imports. Almost half of Turkey’s oil comes from Iran.

Turkish-U.S. relations are at a low. Conflict over the detention of a U.S. pastor—Andrew Brunson—has led to the U.S. sanctioning two Turkish ministers—Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul and Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu. Gul is a leader of the ruling party, AKP, while Soylu came to the party at the personal invitation of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. These are not men to be intimidated by U.S. pressure.

A U.S. mission—led by Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury—went to Turkey to convince the government to join the U.S. sanctions. Meanwhile, the U.S. has begun to put pressure on Turkey’s Halkbank, one of whose senior officials was found guilty of violation of the U.S. sanctions on Iran by a court in the United States earlier this year. This kind of pressure is not sitting well with the Turkish government.

Inside Iran: Pressure mounts inside Iran. Protests have begun across the country, a reflection of the distress felt by the population as the country’s currency—the rial—slides around and as fears of inflation mount. Last week, the Iranian government fired the head of Iran’s central bank—Valiollah Seif—and replaced him with Abdolnasser Hemati. It reversed the foreign exchange rules, including the failed attempt to fix the value of the rial that was put in place in April. Hemati had been the head of Iran’s state insurance firm and before that of Sina Bank and Bank Melli. He is a highly trusted person by the government, which had already appointed him as ambassador to China before hastily rescinding that offer and moving him to the central bank. Whether Hemati will be able to balance the stress inside the Iranian economy is to be seen. Faith in the currency will need to be strengthened.

As part of that, Iran’s government has cracked down harshly against financial fraud, particularly scandals over foreign exchange. The man who signed the 2015 nuclear deal—Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi—now watches as his nephew—Ahmad Araghchi, the central bank’s vice governor in charge of foreign exchange—is arrested with five other people as part of an inquiry over fraud. The message: no one, not even the Araghchi family, is immune from the long arm of the law.

Trump’s belligerence, the refusal of key countries to abide by Trump’s sanctions (including the European Union, but mainly Russia and China) as well as the internal pressure in Iran could very likely create the conditions for a military clash in the waters around Iran. This is a very dangerous situation. Sober minds need to push against the reinstatement of these sanctions—which the Iranians see as economic warfare—as well as the escalation into military war.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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          Elemental Fluorine Market Will Hit at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2016 to 2024      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Asia Pacific in the global elemental fluorine market was anticipated to account for a market value share close to 40% by the end of 2016 and is estimated to gain more than 700 BPS by the end of the forecast period.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- Demand for active chemical agents such as elemental fluorine continues to surge on the account of rampant industrialization spanning across the globe. Technological developments have made production of pure fluorine gas more feasible than before. Intensive research on the compatibility of elemental fluorine with other matter has aided in formulation of advanced electronegative compounds, which have greater industrial applicability. Persistence Market Research recently published its study on the global market for elemental fluorine and estimated the present market value at US$ 621 Mn. Key findings in this study further projected that the said factors will keep inducing growth in the global elemental fluorine revenues as they soar at 7.1% CAGR and reach US$ 1,077.1 Mn by the end of 2024.

As the lightest halogen, elemental fluorine will continue to gain competitive advantage over other gases. Effectiveness of elemental fluorine in dry chamber cleaning processes will keep propelling its use through 2024. In the years to come, industries demanding a large-scale use of elemental fluorine will benefit from cost-effectiveness of the gas' on-site production. Moreover, increasing end-use of elemental fluorine derivatives such as uranium hexafluoride is also expected to drive the global consumption levels substantially.

A sample of this report is available upon request @ https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/samples/11434 

Although, complex production process will keep deterring the arrival of new entrants, and will also pose a challenge for existing elemental fluorine manufacturers. During the forecast period, the global elemental fluorine market is slated to witness impressive contribution from companies such as Solvay S.A., Pelchem SOC Ltd., Navin Fluorine International Limited, Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Advance Research Chemicals, Inc., and Linde AG.

Asia-Pacific – Largest Elemental Fluorine Market

Key excerpts from the report indicate that Asia-Pacific's elemental fluorine market will be leading over other regions in terms of production and demand, both. Through 2024, more than 45% of global market value will be accounted by sales of elemental fluorine in Asia-Pacific. Growing urbanization and favorable manufacturing regulations will keep boosting the revenues in the Asia-Pacific elemental fluorine market. On the other hand, the demand for elemental fluorine will be negligent in Middle East & Africa, and in Latin America. Europe's elemental fluorine revenues will be soaring at the lowest value CAGR of 3.5%, while North America will exhibit a steady revenue growth at 6.6% CAGR.

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Other highlights of the research report, titled "Elemental Fluorine Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016-2024," include:

Increasing end-use of sulfur hexafluoride will also act as a key driver for the global elemental fluorine market.
The demand for elemental fluorine is expected to be restrained due to implications arising from transportation of such hazardous gases.
Nuclear fuel applications will procure the largest chunk of global elemental fluorine revenues, accounting for more than US$ 650 Mn by 2024-end
Demand for elemental fluorine will also grow rampantly in glass & ceramics manufacturing, revenues from which are anticipated to soar at 8.3% CAGR.

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          EUR / USD. 8th of August. The trading system "Regression channels". Euro uses the given chance for correction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4-hour timeframe

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Technical data:

The senior channel of linear regression: direction - down.

The younger channel of linear regression: direction - down.

Moving average (20; flattened) - sideways.

СCI: 41.0625

On August 7, the currency pair EUR / USD was adjusted to the moving average line and even consolidated slightly above it. The calendar of macroeconomic events was completely empty yesterday. It will be the same today. But, as we see, traders use the absence of news as an excuse to fix profits on short positions. Near the moving average, a downward turn may occur, and the downtrend will resume. No news on the topic of trade war between the states and China. The only thing you can pay attention to is that Trump can hold a second meeting with Kim Jong-un and believes that the DPRK has not fulfilled all the necessary work on denuclearization. About lifting of sanctions from North Korea while speech too does not go. But this is all secondary information. There were no really important data in the last few days at the disposal of traders. Therefore, when making trade decisions, it remains to rely only on technical factors. Thus, turning the indicator of Heikin Ashi down when the price is lower than the moving average will be sufficient for the resumption of trading on a decline.

Nearest support levels:

S1 - 1.1597

S2 - 1.1536

S3 - 1.1475

Nearest resistance levels:

R1 = 1.1658

R2 = 1.1719

R3 = 1.1780

Trading recommendations:

The currency pair EUR / USD continues to be corrected. Removal from the moving or coloring of 1-2 bars in blue with a price below the removals will be a signal for new short positions with the goal of Murray level "1/8" - 1,1536.

Buy-positions are recommended to open with a target of 1,1658, as the bulls managed to overcome the moving average line. However, shorts should be opened with small lots and with a Stop Loss order, as the breakdown may be false.

In addition to the technical picture, one should also take into account the fundamental data and the time of their release.

Explanations for illustrations:

The upper channel of linear regression is the blue lines of unidirectional motion.

The lowest linear regression channel is the violet lines of unidirectional motion.

CCI - the blue line in the indicator window.

Moving average (20; smoothed) - the blue line on the price chart.

Levels of Murray - multi-colored horizontal stripes.

Heikin Ashi is an indicator that color bars in blue or purple.

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          Comment on Finally! Some fuel economy common sense by Leo Smith      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I think we will. I am not sure that electric cars are the way if the future, but I think there is a limit to how far we can push fossil fuel before the price is simply not competitive with nuclear. At that point I suspect it will be amazing how fast politicians will react to implement the (estimated) 100 nuclear power stations the UK would need to run it COMPLETELY without fossil fuel at all.
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          I Am Not Your Enemy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick." — President Donald J. Trump

I've purposely avoided writing about Donald Trump in recent weeks, choosing instead to focus on local issues. But enough is enough. The president of the United States is melting down, becoming increasingly unhinged. None of us can afford to ignore this stuff.

In the past week, via tweet, Trump has declared war on the free press; compared his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, to Al Capone; told his attorney general to stop the Mueller investigation; claimed the California wildfires are being caused by letting rivers run to the sea; launched a personal attack on LeBron James(!); and threw his own son under the bus by proclaiming that Junior — and other members of the president's campaign team — knowingly met to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russian operatives but that it was "totally legal." This, even though Trump's own lawyers have admitted the president dictated a cover letter claiming the meeting was to discuss Russian adoption issues. And the undeniable fact that the meeting was anything but "totally legal," even though in the right-wing-o-sphere, "collusion is fine" is the new "no collusion!"

It's hard to keep up, I know. It's lie upon lie upon lie. It's day after day. It's mind-numbing. But the collusion — or conspiracy or treason or whatever name you give it — is right out in the open now, easy to see for anyone who's paying attention.

And how do we pay attention? We watch the news. We read newspapers and magazines and news websites. And with the notable exception of America's Pravda — Fox News — those media outlets are reporting things that make it clear the president's campaign — and likely, the president himself — was thoroughly and completely entangled in the Russian meddling in our 2016 electoral process. And probably in money laundering before that.

This is why Trump's last, best shot is to convince as many Americans as possible that they shouldn't believe what they're reading and seeing in the news and should instead just believe Fearless Leader. Trump knows the truth will not set him free. The truth will destroy him.

The scariest part of all this is not the president's behavior, though his mendacity, crassness, and xenophobia are certainly beyond the historical pale. No, the scariest part is that so many Republicans who know the truth — who know this is wrong — are remaining silent. The best-case scenario you can make for them is that they fear alienating Trump's base. The worst-case scenario is that they — like the NRA — have dirtied their hands with Russian money. The coming months will test the republic.

Meanwhile, Trump's impulsive and reflexive tariffs are backfiring on manufacturers and farmers in the heartland (including Tennessee). Gas prices are rising. And Trump's foreign policy skills make Sasha Baron Cohen look like Kissinger: Little Rocket Man got concessions then went back to building nuclear weapons; Iran's leaders are basically calling him an empty suit; and Putin works him like a Dollar Store yo-yo.

All Trump has left is to hold increasingly smaller and more desperate rallies, where he can weave tales of his greatness and demonize the bearers of all this fake bad news. But the bad news isn't fake, and he knows it. And the angry know-nothings in his audience (and your clueless friends on Facebook) can't save him from the long arm of the law. Or the upcoming mid-terms.

Finally, even though Trump has labeled people like me an "enemy of the people," I'd like to help him out. There are a couple of errors in the president's tweet above. Using my skills as a professional editor, I've written a more accurate one:

"I call the press the Enemy of the People only because I hate the truth. I am providing a great disservice to the American People by creating division & distrust. I can also cause War! I am very dangerous & sick."

There. That's better.


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          Comment on Trump menaces the world over Iran sanctions by SHARAD PANT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The world expecting more mature attitude and behavior from Mr. Trump, he is not leading a small Nation. He should keep in mind that whatever decision he will take it will create long term impact for world forum and USA too. First he should stop to threatening the other countries. Now almost all countries have nuclear power and they are equally economically powerful. So just giving blunt warning to other countries that : “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” is an another childish statement of Mr. Trump. If USA is not is not comfortable with Iran then its okey, why he compelling other countries to broke the relation with Iran. It just sign of immaturity and not acceptable. Regards.
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From Ian:

Senior UN official blasted for floating Israel's suspension from world body
A United Nations human rights expert is under fire after suggesting Israel could have its member status at the world body suspended over alleged violations of international law.

Michael Lynk, the special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, made the remarks at a side event during a July session of the Human Rights Council -- the controversial panel the U.S. withdrew from last month.

Audio of the event, “Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Systematic Violations with Impunity,” was obtained by Fox News from NGO Monitor -- a Jerusalem-based research institute analyzing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) claiming to advance humanitarian agendas.

In that audio, Lynk describes Israel as an “illegal occupant,” and says “the international community has not simply the ability, but also the responsibility and obligation to bring [settlements] to an end.”

He then goes on to say that there are “a number of tools” that the international community can use to bring Israel back in line.
Amb. Danon blasts official who suggested Israel be suspended from U.N.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon harshly criticized a suggestion by UN official Michael Lynk that Israel be suspended from the world body over what the United Nations characterizes as violations of international law, Fox News reported Wednesday.

Lynk's comments is “another reason why the [Human Rights Council] lost its credibility,” Danon said.

“Mahmoud Abbas knows that actions such as this do nothing to encourage peace," Danon said in an interview on Fox News. "In fact, it actively works against it, and encourages incitement and a culture of hate."

“The international community has not simply the ability, but also the responsibility and obligation to bring [settlements] to an end,” Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories for the UN, told a July session of the Human Rights Council, adding that there are “a number of tools” the international community can use to change Israeli actions.

“It may mean reviewing or suspending Israel’s privileges as a state member in the United Nations,” Lynk said. “It may mean that countries in the world, particularly those with significant trading or political relationships with Israel, would review their relationships with Israel in the military, political, diplomatic and economic investment spheres. It may mean that Israel would face some forms of restrictions in its abilities to wind up trading.”

The United States withdrew from the Human Rights Council in June, citing what it characterized as the body's biased treatment of Israel and its failure to address serious abuses throughout the world.
Elliott Abrams: Saudi Arabia and Canada
What was the Canadian action that led to this fierce reaction? A tweet from Canada’s foreign minister saying “Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi’s sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia,” and that “Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi.” And the following day a tweet from the foreign ministry saying “Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful #humanrights activists.”

These are not harsh or shocking statements. The Raif Badawi case has long been a matter of international concern and comment. The United States commented in 2015 that “We are greatly concerned by reports that human rights activist Raif Badawi will start facing the inhumane punishment of a 1,000 lashes, in addition to serving a 10-year sentence in prison for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and religion. The United States Government calls on Saudi authorities to cancel this brutal punishment and to review Badawi’s case and sentence.” This is surely tougher than the Canadian comments. Moreover, the United States had no actual link to the case whereas Badawi’s wife and three children are now Canadian citizens. In addition, there has been plenty of comment about the current combination in Saudi Arabia of social and economic reform with the government’s absolute insistence on setting the pace of change—and punishing Saudis who seek to increase it. For example, just days before the kingdom allowed women to drive it punished women activists who had long sought that change.

The Saudi position amounts to this: no government may comment on anything that happens in the kingdom. Any such comment is a violation of Saudi sovereignty. Thus the phrase in the Saudi statement that the Canadian comments were “against basic international norms and all international protocols.”
PATHETIC: Trudeau Gave $50 MILLION Of Our Taxpayer Dollars To The Palestinians. Then They Sided With Saudi Arabia & Condemned Us
Once again, Justin Trudeau has let Canada get played like a fool.

As I recently reported, the Trudeau government gave $50 MILLION of our taxpayer dollars to the Palestinians.

“$12.65 million will go to the Palestinians through the United Nations and other ‘international organizations,’ while most of the rest will go towards other NGOs who will disperse the money.”

But did that get us any goodwill?

NOPE.

After relations between us and the Saudis broke down, the Palestinians sided with Saudi Arabia and condemned us:

As noted in a recent report, “Palestinian news agency Wafa reported on Monday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stands with Saudi Arabia in a political row with Canada, rejecting what it called Ottawa’s “blatant interference” in Riyadh’s internal affairs. He also called on the Arab countries to stand by the Kingdom to reject and condemn the Canadian intervention in its internal affairs.”

So, Justin Trudeau took $50 million away from the Canadian People, and gave it to the Palestinians, who then sided with our opponent and condemned us.

How stupid can a government possibly be?

Why the hell are we giving our money to people who hate us and oppose everything we stand for?



Israel and Gaza: How did we get here?
In the years to follow, Hamas continued to misuse funds and supplies in Gaza. Over $120 million worth of concrete originally intended to develop civilian infrastructure was used to build terror tunnels to infiltrate Israel. These tunnels were used as early as 2006 in the kidnapping of IDF soldier, Sergeant 1st Class Gilad Shalit.

Since then, Hamas has continued to waste concrete on terror tunnels, and in the construction process, has killed more than 400 Palestinians, including at least 160 children. Attempts were made to smuggle weapons into Gaza via the Mediterranean Sea, which led to the imposition of a legal naval blockade. Additionally, rocket and mortar shell fire continued, inflicting wide-spread damage and trauma on Israel’s southern residents in particular, which lead to the development of the Iron Dome aerial defense system.

Today, the relationship between Israel and Gaza remains tense. Yet Gazan civilians are still allowed to enter Israel to receive medical treatment, pray, study, travel, and work on a daily basis. Israel regularly facilitates the transfer of humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing, even in times of conflict, including during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

Hamas remains accountable for controlling the Gaza Strip, and continues to put its terror-based goals above the needs of its people. They insist on inciting violence and wasting vital supplies on terror activity. The IDF will continue to operate as necessary to safeguard the security needs of the State of Israel, and is ready to defend Israeli civilians and sovereignty.
Hamas Source: 5-Year Truce to Include Return of 4 Israelis at Some Point
A truce between Hamas and Israel will be officially unveiled by the end of August, according to Turkey’s official news agency Anadolu, quoting a Hamas source.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that as part of the deal, which was brokered by Egypt and the UN with input from Turkey and Qatar, Hamas and Israel would initially observe a two-week trial cease-fire.

The truce, which is planned to last five years, would include the release of four Israelis: the remains of two fallen IDF soldiers and two living, mentally handicapped men who wondered across the Gaza border including two soldiers.

The Anadolu report did not specify at which stage of the truce the release would be carried out, nor whether or not it would involve releasing Hamas terrorists who are behind bars in Israel.

Under the agreement’s terms, according to the same Hamas official, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip would be opened on a permanent basis, and Israeli restrictions on the Kerem Shalom border crossing would also be eased “dramatically.”
IDF closes roads near Gaza over fears of revenge attack
The military closed off a highway in southern Israel on Wednesday out of concerns that the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip may open fire at Israeli vehicles as revenge for an exchange the day before in which the army killed two Hamas members.

The military said the decision to close Route 25 and several smaller service roads near the border was made in light of recent threats by Hamas and after IDF soldiers saw that the terror group had begun abandoning several of its positions in the Strip — a move Hamas generally takes as a precaution before carrying out attacks against Israel.

“In light of Hamas statements and the evacuation of Hamas outposts, the Southern Command decided to increase readiness and to close a number of roadways in the Gaza periphery,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
Terrorists shoot at civilians near Gaza
Terrorists from the Gaza Strip opened fire on civilian workers engaged in the construction of the barrier along the security fence near the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDF, an engineering vehicle was struck by gunfire from Gaza.

No injuries were reported.

Earlier Tuesday, the IDF Southern Command decided to reinforce the Gaza Division and close several access routes in the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip in response to threats from the Hamas terrorist organization.
UN humanitarian agency calls on Israel to let fuel into Gaza Strip
A UN aid agency on Wednesday urged Israel to let emergency fuel into the Gaza Strip to avert the shutdown of hospitals and sanitation facilities.

Jamie McGoldrick, from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, called Israel’s restriction of fuel imports “a dangerous practice, with grave consequences on the rights of people in Gaza.”

Israel halted the supply of petroleum and natural gas to Gaza last week after there was no pause in incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza into southern Israel, arson attacks that have gone on for months accompanied by border clashes. The violence has at times escalated into exchanges of fire on the border, rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israeli cities, and Israeli airstrikes on Hamas targets.

Israel temporarily suspended fuel shipments to Gaza in July for similar reasons. The airborne arson attacks have started hundreds of fires that consumed thousands of acres of farmland and countryside, causing millions of shekels in damage.
Hearing the real story from Jewish National Fund-USA
A tour around “the Gaza Envelope,” the western Negev, reveals a conventional life dealing with unconventional circumstances.

Along open roads are bomb shelters, some even painted with beautiful patterns to make something so unnatural not seem intimidating to children who rely on fleeing to these shelters often on a daily basis – or even multiple times a day.

Some playgrounds are indoors, like the Indoor Recreation Center in Sderot. With a mere 15 seconds to run for cover, playing out in the open is a luxury children of the South can ill afford.

“We established the world’s first protected playground with the amazing Jewish National Fund-USA, spearheaded by CEO Russell F. Robinson, who invested heavily in the playground so children could play without fear,” remarked Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi.

“Sadly, the hundreds of kids who come here every day are used to this,” playground manager Shmuel Ohayon laments. “They are used to frequent drills in school, running to bomb shelters at home, and if there’s trauma, they have psychologists to speak to. Seventy-four percent of them have some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].”
A Democratic Nation State of the Jewish People
As Prime Minister Netanyahu's Advisor for World Communities, part of my job is to listen to what people around the world have to say. Much of what I have heard from critics following the passage of Basic Law: Israel - Nation State of the Jewish People is mistaken and misinformed. The accusations about the new law's effects on Israeli democracy have no connection to the actual content or context of the law.

The new Basic Law was passed to fill a constitutional void. Israel, like the United Kingdom, lacks a written constitution and instead relies on a set of basic laws. Israel already has basic laws to protect individual freedoms (such as Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty). Israel lacked a basic law defining the identity and purpose of the state.

During the seven-year debate surrounding the Nation State Law, there was a broad consensus that a basic law was needed to define the identity of the country. However, the new basic law does not contradict or supersede the basic laws that protect and guarantee individual rights of all citizens regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender.

The new law does not erode a single right or protection of any minority. It actually reaffirms Israel's commitment to minority groups.

The new law also, for the first time, constitutionally enshrines Arabic as a language with "special status." It affirms that "the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect will not be harmed."
Isi Leibler: Hysteria over nation-state law
Most Israeli Arabs are happy to live in Israel – the only democracy in a region of barbaric conflict and dictatorships. They enjoy a higher standard of living and better opportunities than they would in any Arab country. An increasing number are engaged in professions and one need only enter an Israeli hospital where Arab and Jewish medical staff treat Jewish and Arab patients on a basis of equality, in order to repudiate slanders of apartheid or racism.

The rule of law applies to Arab citizens as it does to any other Israeli. They enjoy freedom of religion and do not live in fear of punitive amputations or decapitation as prevails in much of the region.

This law was designed to ratify classical Zionism, reject post-Zionism and reiterate that Israel is a Jewish state. Yet not a single clause can be construed as racist, denigrates minorities or suggests that they will be denied state support. Israel remains a democratic Jewish state with or without the law, which merely seeks to reinforce its identity.

There are legitimate grounds for criticizing the law, particularly errors of omission by the government due to a lack of foresight, but the hyperbole used by some of those opposing it is malicious and will foment hatred within Israel and provide aid to those nations seeking to besmirch us.
The masquerade is over
What's all the fuss about? The spirit of the nation-state law has engulfed Israel for decades already. The law says that the land of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people; and that the state established in this land is the nation-state of the Jewish people in which they are realizing their natural, cultural, religious, and historical right to self-determination. According to the law, the realization of the right to self-determination in the State of Israel is exclusive to the Jewish people.

Here are a few other trivialities: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Hebrew is the national language, and Arabic has a special status. The nation will be open to aliyah [Jewish immigration] and to an ingathering of the exiles. The state will be responsible for ensuring the safety of its citizens and other members of the Jewish people who are in distress or imprisoned because of their Jewishness or their Israeli citizenship. The state will work in the Diaspora to uphold the ties between it and the Jewish people abroad and will work to preserve the Jewish people's cultural, historical, and religious legacy in the Diaspora. The state sees national value in developing Jewish settlement and will take steps to encourage and promote new and existing settlements.

Any honest person will admit that the nation-state law is a clear expression of the political consensus in Israel. Most members of the Zionist parties would certainly sign a declaration like this one, if it wouldn't cause a political scandal. What's more, the vast majority of high school graduates can't understand the objection to it.
EU skips over Israel
The European Union has formulated a plan to establish a transportation infrastructure to connect Gaza to Judea and Samaria without informing or involving elements in Israel.

According to today's report on Reshet Bet as part of the plan it is proposed to build huge infrastructures also including "Area C" - places retained in the Oslo Accords under full Israeli control.

Formulation of the plan in the European Union took 18 months and is scheduled to take 30 years to implement. According to the plan, air- and seaports will be established, plus an extensive network of railways and roads that would connect all parts of Judea and Samaria to Gaza.

Although the plan includes many areas under Israeli control including in East Jerusalem, the EU did not bother to update the Civil Administration or other elements in Israel.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said the plan was known to him. "I made it clear that Gaza will not connect to Judea and Samaria. All their plans are on paper and are completely unacceptable," Katz said in an interview with Reshet Bet.
Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy
Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.

He particularly slammed the fact that Palestinian Authority diplomatic representation is located less than two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Planalto Palace, Brazil’s government headquarters.

The right-wing lawmaker is a strong admirer and supporter of Israel. Elections are scheduled to be held in Brazil on October 7.

Brazil recognized Palestine as an independent state in 2010 as part of former far-left President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva’s alignment with extremist governments such as Iran and Libya. At that time, Brazil donated $10 million to the Hamas terror group, which rules the Gaza Strip and is vowed to Israel’s destruction. Lula’s political heir, Dilma Rousseff, continued the anti-Israel sentiment during her term until she was impeached in 2016.
French President Macron cancels Israel visit
A year ago, Macron said he would visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the spring of 2018 to push for the renewal of Israeli-Palestinians peace talks. The visit was then postponed from the spring to the fall, and has now been cancelled entirely.

Paris did not provide a reason for the cancellation, but it is likely tied to the political crisis Macron is facing at home after his bodyguard was filmed assaulting May Day protesters.

The incident sparked the biggest political crisis of Macron's tenure. Critics say Macron’s office failed to properly punish the head of his security detail or refer him promptly to judicial authorities over the incident. They say Macron’s handling of the case shows he has lost touch with ordinary people since taking office 14 months ago.

Footage showed the bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, hitting a male protester and dragging away a woman while off duty and wearing a riot helmet and police tags.

“I alone bear responsibility. They can come and get me. I answer to the French people,” Macron told a gathering of members of parliament from his party.
Israel is suspected again of assassinating an enemy’s rocket scientist. Do these killings pay off?
Does the plan work?

Sometimes it backfires. The attempts on Arafat fed his legend and lent him stature among Palestinians. Israeli commandos in 1988 killed Khalil al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, in Tunis in 1988. Abu Jihad, Arafat’s second-in-command, also was among the Palestinian leaders seeking accommodation with Israel. The killing did nothing to stop the first intifada. Israeli leaders believed that Abu Jihad was directing its violence, but it was a homegrown affair.

Other times, when a critical actor is killed, it appears to have results. The 1996 assassination of Ayyash, “The Engineer,” was followed by a rash of bus bombings believed to have been planned before his death – and then several years of relative quiet.

Schanzer said the policy may work in conjunction with an overall strategy. The campaign against Iran’s nuclear scientists, he said, was coupled with cyber warfare that for a time crippled Iran’s uranium enrichment and tough sanctions that slowed its nuclear program.

“Israelis have always used targeted assassination as not the only means but as one element of a broader strategy,” he said.
Russia and Israel reach understanding on Golan border line
Israel and Russia have reached an understanding to ensure the preservation of the 1974 cease-fire line on the Golan Heights, according to Israel’s Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren.

According to a TASS Russian News Agency report, Koren – who met with Russian journalists in Stavropol in southern Russia Monday – said, “we coordinated the arrangement under which Russia pledged to make sure, as it were, that the Syrian Army will not cross the cease-fire line established under the 1974 agreement. It looks like everything is functioning for the time being. I hope it will be so in the future, as well.”

Koren said Israel insisted on the full withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria.

The 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria, which followed the Yom Kippur War, separated Israel and Syrian troops and created a 235-km. buffer zone in the Golan Heights. Israel demands the buffer zone be respected, even as it is deeply concerned that Iranian or Shia forces moving south with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s troops may try to violate it.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed during his visit to Moscow in July that respecting the Separation of Forces Agreement was a red line for Israel in Syria.
Israeli UN Envoy Urges New Head of South Lebanon Peacekeeping Force to Push Back Harder Against Hezbollah
Italian Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col replaced Irish Maj. Gen. Michael Beary as the new commander of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon on Tuesday — a development that was welcomed by a top Israeli diplomat.

“UNIFIL is an important force, with more than 10,000 soldiers,” Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in a statement. “Its more robust mandate is designed to push back against the blatant, unauthorized arms buildup of Hezbollah, a proxy of Iran, in southern Lebanon. With a new commander, there is a new opportunity to fulfill more of this important mission.”

Danon’s office explained: “UNIFIL’s mandate has been to restore peace and security to the Israeli – Lebanese border. Following the Second Lebanon War in 2006, its mandate was expanded to include monitoring the area between the Blue Line and Litani River, and keep it free of armed personnel, other than Lebanese government or UNIFIL forces. Last September, the US and Israel worked together to further expand UNIFIL’s mandate by authorizing patrols with Lebanese forces and requiring reports when peacekeepers run into Hezbollah roadblocks.”

Recent UNIFIL commanders — including Beary, who assumed the position in July 2016 — have all served terms of 2-3 years.
Druze-Israeli advances as Iraqi foe refuses to fight
Israel’s Amit Mdah advanced to the semifinals at the IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championships in Bangkok this week when his Iraqi opponent refused to compete in their quarterfinal match.

Mdah, 17, a resident of the village of Kisra-Sumei in the Western Galilee, holds the European title and won a bronze medal at the World Youth Championships a year ago. This time he was guaranteed a medal after his Iraqi rival Mohammed Jalal did not appear in the battle against him. Before that he won 10-9 against Hamdan Mohammed from the United Arab Emirates.

The protest of the Druze community in the wake of the Nation-State Law occupies one of the main topics of discussion in Israeli society these days. However, Druze athletes continue to represent the country successfully, bring honor, and also suffer from anti-Israeli behavior by competitors from Arab countries.

Mdah, who competes in the under-57 kg category, faced Russian Mohammed Yusuf Momonhomov late Tuesday in the semifinals.

The Israeli delegation to the championships includes eight male athletes and two female athletes, aged 11 to 17. Before the competition, the young athletes were in a training camp in Thailand.
Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Mecca
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), headed by Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokun, prepares every year for the passage of thousands of Arabs from all over Judea and Samaria to Mecca, Saudi Arabia via the Allenby Bridge.

In a post to the Arabic COGAT Facebook page, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun wrote to the Palestinian Authority residents: "We are prepared for a quick and easy passage for all the pilgrims from Judea and Samaria who are observing the holiday. I wish you and the Muslim world a pleasant and happy journey, and a blessed holiday."

Approximately 5,200 PA residents are expected to cross the Allenby Bridge this week to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, which is known as the Hajj. The pilgrimage is being coordinated with the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and the Airports Authority. 88 buses were organized to bring the pilgrims across on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

In addition, a special area was established in the city of Jericho, called "State of Al-Khawaja", to arrange and register residents in advance for the Allenby Bridge buses. From the Allenby Bridge the pilgrims continue on buses through Jordan to Mecca.
Palestinians jailed for trying to rob biblical archaeological site
Three Palestinians were sent to 36 days in prison on Tuesday for damaging and attempting to rob a major archaeological site in the northern West Bank last month.

The men, whose names haven’t been released, were arrested at 1:00 a.m. on July 18 at the location of the ancient town of Sebastia, which contains overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years.

They were caught by an inspector for the archaeology division of the Civil Administration, the Israeli body that oversees civilian affairs in the West Bank, while carrying digging equipment and a metal detector. The site, just outside the city of Nablus, was found vandalized, Hebrew-language media reported.

A hilltop capital of biblical kings later ruled by Roman conquerors, crusaders, and Ottomans, Sebastia — also known nowadays as the Samaria National Park — is caught between conflicting Israeli and Palestinian jurisdictions, and the site has been largely neglected by both sides for the past two decades. Beyond the decay, unauthorized diggers and thieves have taken advantage of the lack of oversight to make off with priceless artifacts.
The New Face of Palestinian Protest: Ahed Tamimi
We're all looking for role models, and news we can trust. We deserve to know the full story, so we can make our own decisions. AJ+ interviewed Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. Here's what they left out. #MonitorTheMedia


Congress Forces Al Jazeera, Other Foreign Media to Disclose Ties
Congress recently approved new legislation that would force foreign-owned media organizations such as Qatar's Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent under U.S. law.

The legislation, included in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, would mandate that foreign-owned media organizations register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, a move that would shine greater sunlight on these organizations' ties to foreign governments.

Al Jazeera in particular has become a poster child for those in Congress backing the legislation. A delegation of lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.), have been championing the legislation for months, arguing that Al Jazeera and others should be forced to admit their close ties to foreign governments.

Proponents of the legislation argue that media outlets such as Al Jazeera have tried to hide their agenda behind the guise of objective journalism. Al Jazeera, for instance, recently faced intense scrutiny on Capitol Hill for running a secret, months-long spy operation on American Jewish activists and their allies in Congress on order from the Qatari government.
Iran has only begun to feel the pain of Trump’s sanctions
As the Iranian regime reels under the strain of renewed sanctions, the Trump administration is already preparing the next phase.

We see too little of it in our press, but Iranians are increasingly taking to the streets and the clerics’ hold on power is weakening.

And it’s about to get worse for the regime. A new round of US sanctions, announced in advance, kicked in Monday. It restricts currency transfers and bans trade in gold, silver, aluminum, steel and other metals.

Most of the new sanctions have already been factored in, changing the way the world does business in Iran. European politicians, who’ve sanctified President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal, are calling on companies to stay put and do business in Iran, as the seven-party Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action dictates.

But business is business.

After the nuke deal was signed, France’s Renault was eager to position itself for the day all sanctions would be removed, cutting deals to dominate Iran’s car market. Anticipating Monday’s sanctions, however, Renault announced an end to all its Iran businesses in July — even though it sells no cars in America.
Experts: New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior
The first round of U.S. sanctions reinstated against Iran this week makes clear to the Islamic Republic the Trump administration's willingness to financially squeeze the regime until it curbs its destabilizing behavior, according to regional experts.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that firms doing business with Iran would be blocked from the U.S. market as new sanctions hit the country despite appeals from Washington's allies.

The sanctions are part of a steadily increasing pressure campaign implemented after Trump in May decided to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era Iran nuclear accord that sought to limit Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

The administration will ratchet up pressure on Tehran's economy in early November when U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil are due to snapback.

The renewed U.S. sanctions go into effect as protests escalate against Iran's hardline ruling party over its immense military spending, which has crippled an already weak Iranian economy.
Trump's Ambassador To Germany Scores Another Victory Against Iran
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is quietly convincing German companies to discontinue business with Iran.

Grenell has scored a series of victories in recent days by successfully lobbying against a $400 million payment from the German central bank to the Islamic Republic and convincing car company Daimler to cancel expansion plans in the country.

Many German businesses rushed to do business with Iran after the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015.

The Trump administration, however, has pulled out of the nuclear deal and announced Monday that it would re-impose the same economic sanctions on Iran that the Obama administration removed as part of the deal. The new economic sanctions will limit Iranian ability to use the U.S. dollar, to trade in precious metals, and target its import/export businesses to the United States.

The sanctions also affect any business that wishes do business with U.S. entities.

“The Trump administration intends to fully enforce the sanctions reimposed against Iran, and those who fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences,” the White House warned in a Monday release.
Will US sanctions really stop Iran from backing terror?
Will the economic sanction imposed by Washington on Iran cause it to abandon the path of terror? For the time being, as one expert told Israel Hayom on Tuesday, the answer appears to be no.

"To understand the influence of sanctions on the Iranian regime's behavior, you must first understand the modus operandi of Iranian banks and the Revolutionary Guard Corps,"explained Yossi Mansharof, a researcher of Iran and Shiite militias at the University of Haifa's Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.

"More than a few Iranian banks were included in the sanctions that were in place before the nuclear deal in 2015, because they were involved in money laundering for the Revolutionary Guards. Over the past six years, several European banks have been fined billions of dollars by the American authorities after admitting to helping the Iranian regime bypass the sanctions and launder billions of dollars," he said.

"The method that keeps recurring in Iran is the use of straw companies, which the U.S. authorities keep trying to expose, just as we saw in the United Arab Emirates recently. The U.S. administration still has its work cut out for it in this department, it appears," Mansharof said.
Yazidi Slavery, Child Trafficking, Death Threats to Journalist: Should Turkey Remain in NATO?
Addressing the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on December 9, 2015, Mirza Ismail, founder and chairman of the Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International, said, in part:

"We Yezidis are desperate for your immediate help and support. During our six-thousand-year history, Yezidis have faced 74 genocides in the Middle East, including the ongoing genocide. Why? Simply because we are not Muslims. We are an ancient and proud people from the heart of Mesopotamia, the birth place of civilization and the birth place of many of the world's religions. And here we are today, in 2015, on the verge of annihilation. In response to our suffering around the World there is profound, obscene silence. We Yezidis are considered 'Infidels' in the eyes of Muslims, and so they are encouraged to kill, rape, enslave, and convert us."
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"I am pleading with each and every one of you in the name of humanity to lend us your support at this crucial time to save the indigenous and peaceful peoples of the Middle East."


Three years after this impassioned plea, Yazidis are still being enslaved and sold by ISIS, with Turkish involvement, while the life of the journalist who exposed the crime is threatened. Reuniting the kidnapped Yazidis with their families and bringing the perpetrators to justice should be a priority of civilized governments worldwide, not only to help stop the persecution and enslavement of Yazidis, but also to defeat jihad.

The question is whether NATO member Turkey is a part of the solution or part of the problem. Should Turkey, with the path it is on, be allowed even to remain a member of NATO?
Trump Admin Offers $10 Million Bounty on Top al Qaeda Leaders
The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it is offering $10 million for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction of two top al Qaeda leaders, doubling the bounty from its previous amount of five million dollars.

The bounty was first placed on the al Qaeda leaders in December 2000, but the United States has yet to apprehend or locate the individuals.

"The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is increasing reward offers for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction of al-Qaida key leaders Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah and Sayf al-Adl to $10 million," the State Department said in a release. "This represents a doubling of the previous reward offers of $5 million each announced in December 2000."

"Both individuals served as members of al-Qaida's leadership council, and al-Adl also served on the group's military committee," according to the State Department.

The terrorist leaders were initially charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for their role in the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and in Nairobi, Kenya.



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Rihanna to receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies

Pop star, Rihanna will be receiving an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI)

The singer and entrepreneur will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters given to persons “who made substantial contributions to the Caribbean and the wider world” at a ceremony scheduled for October 20 at the Cave Hill Campus.

The 30-year-old will be receiving the honorary degree alongside two others, The Honourable Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu who will be awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Sciences respectively.

Last year, Rihanna was also honoured with the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award for various humanitarian contributions including building a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados.
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          On This Day in Math - August 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
— Marvin Minsky

The 221st day of the year; 221 the sum of consecutive prime numbers in two different ways 221 = (37 + 41 + 43 + 47 + 53) = (11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41)

221221 + 122 is prime, it is the only known number greater than one with this property.

221 is the number of 7-vertex Hamiltonian planar graphs ( a graph that allows a closed path that visits each node exactly once.)



EVENTS
0975 "The Sun was eclipsed . . . . Some people say that it was entirely total. During the hours mao and ch'en (some time between 5 and 9 h) it was all gone. It was the colour of ink and without light. All the birds flew about in confusion and the various stars were all visible. There was a general amnesty (on account of the eclipse)." From: Nihon Kiryaku. "At the hour ch'en (7-9 h), the Sun was eclipsed; it was completely total. All under heaven became entirely dark and the stars were all vis ible."
From: Fuso Ryakki. "The Sun was eclipsed; it was all gone. It was like ink and without light. The stars were all visible (or: stars were visible in the daytime)." From: Hyaku Rensho. These three Japanese quotations refer to a total solar eclipse of 9 August AD 975. Quoted in Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation, by F Richard Stephenson, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pages 267 and 268. *NSEC

1207 An educational institution is founded for the study of the works of Bhaskara II, an Indian mathematician and astronomer.*VFR
Bhaskara II was rightly achieved an outstanding reputation for his remarkable contribution. In 1207 an educational institution was set up to study Bhaskaracharya's ("Bhaskara the teacher")works. A medieval inscription in an Indian temple reads: Triumphant is the illustrious Bhaskaracharya whose feats are revered by both the wise and the learned. A poet endowed with fame and religious merit, he is like the crest on a peacock. It is from this quotation that the title of Joseph's book comes. *SAU


1654 Fermat to Carcavi "Monsieur, I was overjoyed to have had the same thoughts as those of M. Pascal, for I greatly admire his genius and I believe him to be capable of solving any problem he attempts. The friendship he offers is so dear to me and so precious that I shall not scruple to take advantage of it in publishing an edition of my Treatises. If it does not shock you, you could both help in bringing out this edition, and I suggest that you should be the editors: you could clarify or augment what seems too brief and thus relieve me of a care which my work prevents me from taking. I would like this volume to appear without my name even, leaving to you the choice of designation which would indicate the author, whom you could qualify simply as a friend." *York Univ Hist of Stats.

1658 Simon Douw obtains a patent for a pendulum clock that will draw Huygen’s attack in Horologium. “Today, no clock by Simon Douw is known; I find that most curious, it is as if he has been excised from history, deliberately. Dutch Court papers described Douw as "City clockmaker of Rotterdam... a master in the art of great tower, domestic or office clocks", ("en meester in de kunst van groote Toorn, Camer ofte Comptoirwerken"). Yet his mechanical insights. his escapement, also his drive mechanisms, are best, and now only, revealed by his Patent Grant on August 9th, 1658, and by the evidence and judgement in a claim and counterclaim started in the Provinces of Holland and West Friesland, but then referred to the Court of The Netherlands in October 1658, with a Judgement by Consent on December 5th, 1658. And that case went entirely in Douw's favour, against the highly favoured joint Complainants Huygens and Coster.
In itself, that is remarkable. Huygens, the Noble patrician, the most famous Dutch scientist, and the self-professed inventor of the pendulum clock, who had in the course of this trial published "Horologium", was forced by the judges to settle the case rather than face unfavourable verdict; also to concede Consent; also one-third Royalties to Douw. It would have been a crushing humiliation for Huygens, the seed of his libels. Subsequently, the Lower Court of Holland, Zeeland and Friesland confirmed to Douw, on December 16th and 19th 1658, their Upper Court's judgement by consent”. * From Keith Piggott

1895 Percival Lowell, convinced about intelligent beings on Mars, published an article in The Atlantic Monthly about how lucky they are to have low gravity. "LUCK OF THE BEING WHO LIVES ON MARS; He Can Do More Work Much More Easily than Man on Earth." *HT Paul Halpern‏ @phalpern

1898 Rudolf Diesel patents an internal combustion engine in the US (filed July 15, 1895.) "My invention has reference to improvements in apparatus for regulating the fuel supply in slow-combustion motors" *Google.com

1975 To display Mexican-Lebanese friendship, Mexico issued a stamp of the Teacher’s Monument in Mexico City by I. Naffa al Rozzi, which shows Cadmus, a mythical Phoenician, teaching the alphabet.



BIRTHS

1537 Franciscus Barocius (9 August 1537 – 23 November 1604) born. In 1560 he published the first important translation of Proclus’ commentary on the first book of Euclid’s Elements. In 1587 he was brought before the Inquisition on charges of sorcery, more particularly of having caused a torrential rainstorm in Crete. *VFR

1602 Gilles de Roberval (August 9, 1602 – October 27, 1675)(His date of birth is given as 8th, 9th and 10th in various sources) was a French scientist who developed powerful methods in the early study of integration.*SAU Roberval was one of those mathematicians who, just before the invention of the infinitesimal calculus, occupied their attention with problems which are only soluble, or can be most easily solved, by some method involving limits or infinitesimals, which would today be solved by calculus. He worked on the quadrature of surfaces and the cubature of solids, which he accomplished, in some of the simpler cases, by an original method which he called the "Method of Indivisibles"; but he lost much of the credit of the discovery as he kept his method for his own use, while Bonaventura Cavalieri published a similar method which he independently invented.
Another of Roberval’s discoveries was a very general method of drawing tangents, by considering a curve as described by a moving point whose motion is the resultant of several simpler motions. (The limacon was named by Roberval in 1650 when he used it as an example of his methods of drawing tangents.)
He also discovered a method of deriving one curve from another, by means of which finite areas can be obtained equal to the areas between certain curves and their asymptotes. To these curves, which were also applied to effect some quadratures, Evangelista Torricelli gave the name "Robervallian lines."
(He also wrote a) work on the system of the universe, in which he supports the Copernican heliocentric system and attributes a mutual attraction to all particles of matter. *Wik
 I was recently informed (2018) by Vincent Panteloni that in France, the balance scale, "We refer to such a scale by saying 'une balance de Roberval'".

1757 Thomas Telford (9 August 1757 Glendinning, Westerkirk, Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland - 2 September 1834 (aged 77) 24 Abingdon Street, Westminster, London) He is the founder of modern bridge construction, his crowning achievement being the Menai suspension bridge in Wales. Do you know the shape of the cables on a suspension bridge? *VFR

1776 Count Amedeo Avogadro (9 August 1776, Turin, Piedmont – 9 July 1856) Italian chemist and physicist who found that at the same temperature and pressure equal volumes of all perfect gases contain the same number of particles, known as Avogadro's Law (1811) leading to the Avogadro's constant being 6.022 x 1023 units per mole of a substance. He realized the particules could be either atoms, or more often, combinations of atoms, for which he coined the word "molecule." This explained Gay-Lussac's law of combining volumes (1809). Further, Avogadro determined from the electrolysis of water that it contained molecules formed from two hydrogen atoms for each atom of oxygen, by which the individual oxygen atom was 16 times heavier than one hydrogen atom (not 8 times as suggested earlier by Dalton.) The Italian, Romano Amadeo Carlo Avogadro, had suggested [in 1811] that all gases have the same number of molecules in a given volume. Loschmidt figured out [in 1865] how many molecules that would be. John D. Cook suggested that maybe it should be called Loschmidt's constant, and pointed out three interesting coincidences involving Avogadro's Constant:
NA is approximately 24! (i.e., 24 factorial.)
The mass of the earth is approximately 10 NA kilograms.
The number of stars in the observable universe is 0.5 NA.
*John D. Cook, The Endeavour Blog

1819 Jonathan Homer Lane (August 9, 1819, Geneseo, New York – May 3, 1880, Washington D.C.) U.S. astrophysicist who was the first to investigate mathematically the Sun as a gaseous body. His work demonstrated the interrelationships of pressure, temperature, and density inside the Sun and was fundamental to the emergence of modern theories of stellar evolution.*TIS

1911 William Alfred "Willie" Fowler (August 9, 1911 – March 14, 1995)
American astrophysicist. He should not be confused with the British astronomer Alfred Fowler.
Fowler won the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship of the American Astronomical Society in 1963, the Eddington Medal in 1978, the Bruce Medal in 1979, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe (shared with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar). *TIA

1919 Leona Woods (August 9, 1919 – November 10, 1986), later known as Leona Woods Marshall and Leona Woods Marshall Libby, was an American physicist who helped build the first nuclear reactor and the first atomic bomb.
At age 23, she was the youngest and only female member of the team which built and experimented with the world's first nuclear reactor (then called a pile ), Chicago Pile-1, in a project led by her mentor Enrico Fermi. In particul