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          Death ...Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII - New Trailer For Legendary Death Metal Compilation Features Snippet Of THE SPIRIT's "Illuminate The Night Sky"; Video      Cache   Translate Page      
A new trailer for he legendary death metal compilation Death ...Is Just The Beginning, featuring a snippet of The Spirit's "Illuminate The Sky", can be seen below: Nuclear Blast’s involvement with death metal harkens back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s explosion of this heavy and deadly genre. The...
          SOULFLY's Max Cavalera Discusses Return Of Tribal Elements On Upcoming Ritual Album; Video      Cache   Translate Page      
Soulfly are set to release their new album, Ritual, on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Max Cavalera discusses the return of tribal elements on the album below: Pre-order Soulfly's eleventh studio album in various physical and digital formats here. Comments Max Cavalera: “I am really stoked to be...
          BURNING WITCHES Launch Hexenhammer Album Video Trailer #1: Band History      Cache   Translate Page      
Burning Witches will release their new album, Hexenhammer, on November 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. A first video trailer for the upcoming release can be found below. Pre-order Hexenhammer digitally and receive the single "Executed" instantly. The cover artwork for their second studio album was created by acclaimed artist...
          OPETH Release First Behind The Scenes Video Trailer For Upcoming Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheater      Cache   Translate Page      
Swedish progressive metal legends Opeth will release Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheater on November 2nd via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl formats during their performance May 11th, 2017 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in...
          FOLLOW THE CIPHER Announce European Tour Dates Supporting BEYOND THE BLACK And LORDI      Cache   Translate Page      
Swedish newcomers Follow The Cipher released their self-titled debut album on May 11th through Nuclear Blast. A few weeks ago, the band announced that they'll be supporting Finnish hard rock monsters Lordi in November. But before this tour kicks off, the band is happy to announce three shows which...
          9/13/2018: Letters: Stretched to the limit      Cache   Translate Page      
I can top a nine-year-old with a remarkably developed sense of justice and social issues. I have translated and channelled the thoughts of my three-year-old grandson. He believes the fact that nuclear power is emissions-free makes it the logical...
          10 Cosas insólitas encontradas en los desiertos de Estados Unidos      Cache   Translate Page      

Estas son algunas cosas extrañas que se pueden encontrar en los desiertos de America del Norte. 1. Flechas Gigantes en medio de la nada Muchos turistas están fascinados con estas flechas y han inventado un sin número de historias al respecto. Pero su verdadera explicación se remonta al 1911, cuando la oficina de correos creó estas flechas para que sirvan de GPS para que los aviones tengan una ruta clara para entregar el correo. 2. Una piscina en el desierto El artista austriaco Alfredo Barsuglia, eligió un lugar secreto en el desierto de California para construir una piscina. El jamás reveló la locación, aunque existen rumores de que un grupo de malvivientes la encontraron y la destruyeron. 3. Territorio Alien La carretera 12 de Nevada está completamente vacía, son kilómetros y kilómetros de “nada” y esto ha generado varias historias sobre encuentros extraterrestres e incluso existen tiendas de souvenir en medio de la nada. 4. Un espeluznante Motel de Payasos En medio del desierto de Nevada se encuentra el “Clown Motel”, un alojamiento con temáticas de payasos que se encuentra al lado de un cementerio. En las noches resulta un lugar espeluznante. 5. Un cementerio de videojuegos En los años 80 Atari creó un cementerio para enterrar todos sus videojuegos no-vendidos, que incluían juegos de E.T., su mayor fracaso de la época. En el 2014 fueron desenterrados y vendidos en ebay por cientos e dólares. 6. La cabina telefónica en medio de la nada La cabina del desierto de Mojave se encuentra en medio de la nada, fue construida para los mineros en los años 60 y desde entonces nunca más fue usada. 7. Los autos enterrados Cerca del desierto de Texas se encuentran 10 Cadillacs a medio enterrar, obra del artista Doug Michaels. 8. Una tienda Prada A pesar de su nombre no es una tienda real, sino una galería de arte. Se encuentra en medio del desierto de Texas. La tienda fue robada a los pocos días de su inauguración y los zapatos fueron reemplazados, junto con vidrios más resistentes. 9. La ciudad de los Picapiedras En medio del desierto de Arizona se encuentra “Piedradura”, la legendaria ciudad de los Picapiedras. Durante muchos años fue abandonada y parecía un lugar terrorífico, pero hace poco fue renovado para la atracción de los turistas de carretera. 10. Museo de Bombas Atómicas El museo Titan Missile puedes encontrar una réplica muy realista de como lucía un misil nuclear. Tanto que muchos visitantes han tratado de replicar la llave de lanzamiento.

La entrada 10 Cosas insólitas encontradas en los desiertos de Estados Unidos se publicó primero en Difundir.ORG.


          Seymour Hersh's Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes - World Socialist Web Site      Cache   Translate Page      

World Socialist Web Site

Seymour Hersh's Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes
World Socialist Web Site
“My career,” Hersh writes, “has been all about the importance of telling important and unwanted truths and making America a more knowledgeable place.” Seymour Hersh was born to a lower-middle-class Jewish family in Chicago, where he helped run the ...
'It was the most dangerous nuclear situation'The Hindu

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          Nuclear Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
SC-Aiken, RESPONSIBILITIES: Support the Client Nuclear & Criticality Safety Engineering (N&CSE) organization in the development and implementation of nuclear safety documentation for various facilities at the Client Site. Provide technical assistance in developing nuclear safety documents and analyses, technical safety requirements, and related technical support documentation. Ensure that the developed nucl
          Cleanup work at eastern Idaho nuclear site resumes      Cache   Translate Page      
Cleanup work has resumed at an eastern Idaho nuclear site months after the rupture of several barrels containing radioactive sludge.

The Post Register reported Tuesday the contractor in charge of cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy site, Fluor Idaho, has finished the safety review it launched after the April rupture.

Fluor Idaho, which manages the Idaho Cleanup Project, said in a statement that its workers have started again to exhume buried Cold War weapons waste at the Accelerated Retrieval Project VIII facility west of Idaho Falls.

Fluor says it has "revised the waste exhumation and repacking process," including raking and monitoring the temperature of exhumed sludge before repackaging it to prevent similar ruptures from happening in the future.

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          SOULFLY: il quarto trailer del nuovo album “Ritual”      Cache   Translate Page      

Di seguito il quarto trailer di “Ritual”, il nuovo album dei SOULFLY: L’album, prodotto e mixato da Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA), è in pubblicazione il 19 ottobre su Nuclear Blast...
          Mechanical Design Engineer - Stem Staffing - Chorley      Cache   Translate Page      
A Engineering company that designs bespoke machinery for the oil & gas, Nuclear and food processing industries is urgently looking for a Mechanical Design...
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MAIS UMA VEZ A TRISTEZA E O SENTIMENTO DE FALTA DE RECONHECIMENTO NA VIDA DO INTERNACIONAL PUTO DE MANCHESTER.
A APLICAÇÃO E O EMPENHO DO VOLANTE INFORMATIVO DE TODO ESTE PROCESSO POLÍTICO MERECIA UM POUCO MAIS DE RESPEITO E CONSIDERAÇÃO.

NO ENTANTO DOKA INTERNACIONAL OBRIGADO A SE REFUGIAR NO SILÊNCIO E DESABAFANDO APENAS COM A SUA MÃE, SEUS AMIGOS PRÓXIMOS E SUA ESPOSA. PARA QUE NÃO SE VENHA A INTERPRETAR AS COISAS DE UMA FORMA ERRADA. 
O NOSSO OGIVA NUCLEAR OPTOU PELO SILÊNCIO E OBSERVANDO O DESENROLAR DE TUDO.

A CAPACIDADE INTELECTUAL, DE ADMINISTRAÇÃO, GESTÃO E DE LIDERANÇA DO DOKA INTERNACIONAL SUPERA A MUITOS QUE SE APRESENTAM COMO ISTO OU AQUILO E QUE NO FUNDO NEM MESMO AS SUAS CASAS SABEM OU POSSAM DAR CONTA DO RECADO.

SE ENTRARMOS NO CAMPO EDUCACIONAL, SÃO 3 CURSOS DIFERENTES QUE O VOLANTE INFORMATIVO DE TODO ESTE PROCESSO POSSUÍ, O QUE PERMITE DESAFIAR A TUDO E TODOS QUE TENHAM DUVIDAS. 

LÍNGUAS ESTRANGEIRAS FALADAS E ESCRITAS DE UMA FORMA FLUENTE SÃO 5, PORTANTO ATÉ AQUI PENSO QUE TRATAR AO DOKA INTERNACIONAL COM TODO ESTA MALDADE E DESPRESO..., APENAS RESTA UMA SAÍDA:
O SILENCIO..., PORQUE CHEGA DE MENDIGAR POR 200 MIL FRANCOS, 150 MIL..., OU 500 EUROS, QUANTO MAIS POR 1000.
PENSAMOS QUE DOKA INTERNACIONAL BATEU JÁ NO FUNDO DO POÇO E A NOSSA EQUIPA ASSINA EM BAIXO E TOME ELE A DECISÃO QUE TOMAR, ESTAREMOS SEMPRE DO SEU LADO.
DOKA INTERNACIONAL DESTA VEZ NÃO IRÁ ESTAR NO BARULHO OU NOS INSULTOS POR RESPEITO A BRAIMA CAMARÁ, JULIO BALDÉ E SISSOKO.

          9/12/2018: INTERNATIONAL: Iran’s nuclear chief wants deal with West to survive      Cache   Translate Page      

IRAN’S nuclear chief has said he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the programme will be in a stronger position than ever if not. Ali Akbar Salehi also said in Tehran that the “consequences will be harsh” if...
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          Hurricane Florence Is Headed Straight for North Carolina's Nuclear Reactors      Cache   Translate Page      

Hurricane Florence Is Headed Straight for North Carolina's Nuclear ReactorsCompany officials say they’re ready for the storm



          'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III': I read Bob Woodward's explosive new Trump book cover-to-cover, and there's one big takeaway      Cache   Translate Page      

Donald Trump

  • Journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book about President Donald Trump and his administration, "Fear: Trump in the White House," highlights one overriding theme in the president's worldview.
  • The most important thing is the bottom line.
  • The book portrays top military, foreign policy, and national security advisers fighting him on that point.

President Donald Trump's foreign policy is driven by one thing: the bottom line.

It's a different approach than perhaps any other in the nation's history — one that fits a president who made his experience in the business world. It runs counter to the advice of his top military and national security advisers, who time and time again try to make the case to him that the existing world order is worth paying for to "prevent World War III," as Defense Secretary James Mattis pointedly told him.

Amid all the eye-popping details from journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book about President Donald Trump and his administration, "Fear: Trump in the White House," this theme stands out.

No argument from career officials — like Mattis, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford — seems to convince Trump that the system is worth upholding and footing much of the bill for.

"I'm tired of hearing that we have to do this or that to protect our homeland or to ensure our national security," Trump said during a discussion on what the game-plan moving forward on Afghanistan, according to the book.

Repeatedly, he denigrated the advice of those advisers because, as Trump said, they had no business experience and had no concept of money:

  • "These military guys, they don't get business," Trump said. "They know how to be soldiers and they know how to fight. They don't understand how much it's costing."
  • "All they want to do is protect everybody — that we pay for," he said of his group of military, foreign policy, and national security advisers.
  • Pointing to McMaster, who Woodward reported was never able to mesh well with the president, Trump said he didn't know how the Iraqi government "managed to fool McMaster, but he's not a businessman."
  • Trump said American military generals "don't understand the cost/benefit analysis."

Whether on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the post-World War II European alliance headed up by the US, US defense commitments in South Korea, or the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Trump insisted that money alone should be the main driver of any policy outlook.

NATO? The countries must pay their fair share. Afghanistan? "I'm not making a deal on anything until we get minerals," Trump said. South Korea? Renegotiate a trade deal immediately, or remove all US soldiers from the peninsula.

This is especially obvious in debates over existing US trade deals, which nearly all of his advisers try to convince him are actually good for the country.

"We're upside down" on trade deals, Trump said. "We're underwater on every one of these."

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017.He insisted the other nations were "making money" off the US.

"Just look at all this stuff up there," Trump said, pointing at some graphics. "We're paying for it all."

Cohn at multiple junctures tried to explain the deals were good for the economy and allowed US consumers to buy high-quality goods. One example he gave was TVs from South Korea, which US consumers could buy for a much lower cost than a TV manufactured in the US. Those lower costs allowed consumers to spend more money on other American products.

"I don't want to hear that," Trump said, according to the book. "It's all bulls---."

'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III'

In a heated debate over South Korea, during which advisers were seeking to convince him to stay in the KORUS trade agreements, maintain troop levels, and keep the THAAD missile defense system in place, Cohn asked the president what he would "need in the region to sleep well at night?"

"I wouldn't need a f---ing thing," the president said. "And I'd sleep like a baby."

Sometimes, the advisers lost their cool. Tillerson, who Woodward seconded earlier reporting as calling Trump a "f---ing moron," was a prime example. After one meeting, Woodward wrote that Tillerson "could not abide Trump's attack on the generals" and that he was "speaking as if the US military was a mercenary for hire."

"If a country wouldn't pay us to be there, then we didn't want to be there," Woodward wrote of Tillerson's assessment of Trump's foreign policy views. "As if there were no American interests in forging and keeping a peaceful world order, as if the American organizing principle was money."

Soon, one of the most tense meetings between Trump and these advisers took place. Trump revisited his distaste for keeping troops on the Korean Peninsula. But this time, he began asking why the US protected other countries, such as Taiwan.

"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III," Mattis replied. Woodward wrote that the response was "breathtaking" for those in the room, calling it "a challenge to the president, suggesting he was risking nuclear war."

"But we're losing so much money in trade with South Korea, China and others," Trump responded. "I'd rather be spending money on our own country."

SEE ALSO: Trump reportedly exploded at his ex-lawyer after he heard Mueller was looking into his relationship with Deutsche Bank: 'This is bulls---!'

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          Remember When: An anti-nuclear march with Buddhist monks came to Oxford      Cache   Translate Page      
AS FAR as radical protesters go, Buddhist monks are not normally the main culprits.
          Seymour Hersh's Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes - World Socialist Web Site      Cache   Translate Page      

World Socialist Web Site

Seymour Hersh's Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes
World Socialist Web Site
“My career,” Hersh writes, “has been all about the importance of telling important and unwanted truths and making America a more knowledgeable place.” Seymour Hersh was born to a lower-middle-class Jewish family in Chicago, where he helped run the ...
'It was the most dangerous nuclear situation'The Hindu

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          Coreias anunciam abertura de escritório conjunto de coordenação      Cache   Translate Page      

Escritório ficará na cidade norte-coreana de Kaesong, em zona industrial financiada pela Coreia do Sul, fechada em 2016. Ministério sul-coreano da Unificação diz que órgão será canal para melhorar relações intercoreanas, relações com os EUA e reduzir tensão militar. Banner exibido na quarta-feira (12), no prédio da prefeitura de Seul, mostra cumprimento entre o líder da Coreia do Norte, Kim Jong-Un e o presidente da Coreia do Sul, Moon Jae-in, com a inscrição ‘Desejamos um encontro bem-sucedido entre as Coreias do Norte e do Sul’ AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon Coreia do Norte e Coreia do Sul devem inaugurar esta semana um escritório conjunto de coordenação para melhorar as comunicações, anunciou nesta quarta-feira (12) o governo de Seul. O escritório é mais um passo no degelo entre os dois países após a recente reunião entre o líder norte-coreano, Kim Jong Un, e um enviado da presidência sul-coreana. De acordo com o ministério sul-coreano da Unificação, o escritório será um "canal permanente de consulta e comunicação" para melhorar as relações intercoreanas, as relações entre Estados Unidos e o Norte e para reduzir a tensão militar. "Esperamos que as relações entre Coreia do Norte e Coreia do Sul aconteçam de maneira estável, com comunicações 24 horas por dia, 365 dias ao ano", afirmou o ministério em um comunicado. O escritório ficará na cidade norte-coreana de Kaesong, em uma zona industrial financiada pela Coreia do Sul, mas que foi fechada em 2016 como consequência das tensões entre os dois países. Em junho, durante o histórico encontro entre o presidente americano Donald Trump e Kim, os dois assinaram um acordo para desnuclearizar a península. Mas poucos avanços foram registrados desde então, o que levou o presidente americano a cancelar uma viagem previsto a Pyongyang do secretário de Estado, Mike Pompeo.
          Quarkonia Produced in Heavy Ions from the ATLAS Experiment      Cache   Translate Page      
The observed quarkonia states in heavy ion collisions provide a powerful tool to probe the dynamics of the Quark Gluon Plasma. Measurements performed on the ground and excited quarkonia states, as well as their separation into prompt and non-prompt components, reveal the effects of colour screening and colour recombination. In addition, quarkonium production rates, and their excited to ground states ratios, in lighter p+Pb collisions are an interesting probe of cold nuclear matter effects. In these proceedings, the latest results of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC on these observables will be presented.
          Exploiting the structure effectively and efficiently in low rank matrix recovery. (arXiv:1809.03652v1 [math.NA])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Jian-Feng Cai, Ke Wei

Low rank model arises from a wide range of applications, including machine learning, signal processing, computer algebra, computer vision, and imaging science. Low rank matrix recovery is about reconstructing a low rank matrix from incomplete measurements. In this survey we review recent developments on low rank matrix recovery, focusing on three typical scenarios: matrix sensing, matrix completion and phase retrieval. An overview of effective and efficient approaches for the problem is given, including nuclear norm minimization, projected gradient descent based on matrix factorization, and Riemannian optimization based on the embedded manifold of low rank matrices. Numerical recipes of different approaches are emphasized while accompanied by the corresponding theoretical recovery guarantees.


          CAPRL: Signal Recovery from Compressive Affine Phase Retrieval via Lifting. (arXiv:1809.03700v1 [math.OC])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Wengu Chen, Peng Li, Qiyu Sun

In this paper, we consider compressive/sparse affine phase retrieval proposed in [B. Gao B, Q. Sun, Y. Wang and Z. Xu, Adv. in Appl. Math., 93(2018), 121-141]. By the lift technique, and heuristic nuclear norm for convex relaxation of rank and $\ell$ one norm convex relaxation of sparsity, we establish convex models , which are called compressive affine phase retrieval via lifting (CAPRL). In order to compute these models, we develop inertial proximal ADMM for multiple separated operators and also give out its convergence analysis. Our numerical experiments via proposed algorithm show that sparse signal can be exactly and stably recovered via CAPRL. We also list some other applications of our proposed algorithm.


          Nuclearity for Fourier integral operators in $L^p$-spaces. (arXiv:1809.03876v1 [math.SP])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Duván Cardona

In this note we study sharp sufficient conditions for the nuclearity of Fourier integral operators on $L^p$-spaces, $1< p\leq 2$. Our conditions and those presented in Cardona [2] provide a systematic investigation on the subject for all $1<p<\infty.$


          Armageddon Rides in the Balance      Cache   Translate Page      
SUBHEAD: Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on the US government.

By Paul Craig Roberts on 10 September 2018 for PaulCraigRoberts.org -
(https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/10/armageddon-rides-in-the-balance/)


Image above: Many in this world inhabit Armageddon already. Damaged buildings are seen at the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria. April 28, 2018. Photo by Omar Sanadiki. From (https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/syria-regime-and-rebels-agree-evacuation-deal-in-southern-damascus-1.725770).

IB Publisher's note: Yes Paul Craig Roberts is a nutcake. He is a Ronald Reagan Republican economist who sees clearly, but through a deeply colored filter. None the less, he does have an inkling of the dichotomy between the "Left" and the "Right". The "Left" with elements of the "Deep State" (intelligence complex, CIA, NSA, State Department, etc) and the "Right" with elements of the "Military-Industrial Complex" (Pentagon, Defense contractors, Mercenary operations, ICE, etc.). Both aspects of our government are hurtling towards a more repressive and garrulous America. As these aggressive and regressive forces gain influence, woe is us. America will conduct more war and experience more repression.] 

For some time I have pointed out the paradox of the American liberal/progressive/left being allied with the CIA, FBI, military/security complex and deep state. Now leftist Ann Garrison has noticed the paradox of this alliance. She concludes that the Left has lost its mind. https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-love-the-cia-or-how-the-left-lost-its-mind/5653450

Indeed, it has.

Out of its hatred of Trump the Left has united with the forces of evil and war that are leading to conflict with Russia. The Left’s hatred of Trump shows that the American Left has totally seperated from the interests of the working class, which elected Trump.

The American Left has abandoned the working class for the group victimizations and hatreds of Identity Politics. As Hillary put it, the working class comprises the “Trump deplorables.” The Democratic Party, like the Republicans, represents the ruling oligarchy.

I have explained that the leftwing lost its bearings when the Soviet Union collapsed and socialism gave way to neoliberal privatizations.

The moral fury of the leftwing movement had to go somewhere, and it found its home in Identity Politics in which the white heterosexual male takes the place of the capitalist, and his victim groups—blacks, women, homosexuals, illegal immigrants—take the place of the working class.

The consequences of the leftwing’s alliance with warmongers and liars is the leftwing’s loss of veracity. The Left has endorsed a CIA orchestration—“Russiagate”—for which there is no known evidence, but which the Left supports as proven truth.

The purpose of “Russiagate” is to prevent President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. In these times when so many Americans are hard pressed, normal relations could adversely impact the budget and power of the military/security complex by reducing the “Russian threat.”

If there is no real Russian threat, only an orchestrated perceived one, the question arises: why does the military/security complex have a taxpayer-supported annual budget of $1,000 billion dollars?

The presstitutes have kept the truth from emerging that the “Russiagate” investigation has found no sign of a Trump/Putin plot to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary.

Indeed, it has been proven beyond all questioning that the Hillary emails were not hacked but were downloaded on a thumb drive. This proof collapses the entire premise of “Russiagate.”
Nevertheless, the hoax continues.

Muller’s indictments are for unrelated matters, such as income tax evasion in the distant past of Republican fund raisers and consultants. These charges have nothing whatsoever to do with Mueller’s mandate.

Indeed, as Andrew C. McCarthy, a former US attorney who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has made clear, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Mueller to head the “Russiagate” investigation is not in compliance with the regulations that govern the appointment of a special prosecutor.

The appointment of a special prosecutor requires evidence of a specific federal crime that is to be investigated. You only have a special prosecutor when there is factual basis for believing that a federal crime has been committed.

What is the federal crime? What is the factual basis? Mueller’s appointment does not say. Therefore, Mueller’s appointment is invalid. Rosenstein has violated the process.

In my opinion, this is grounds for Rosenstein to be removed from office. https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/trump-russia-probe-robert-mueller-investigation/

At one time, Congress—both parties—would have been all over the invalid Mueller appointment.

However, after 16 years of Cheney/Bush and Obama regime lawlessness, even Republicans accept that the Constitution’s restraints on executive branch power, along with the laws and regulations Congress has established specifying the exercise of these powers, have been rendered meaningless by the “war on terror,” a hoax designed to further Israel’s interests in the Middle East and the neoonservative doctrine of US hegemony, while making billions of dollars for the military/security complex.

Charlie Savage’s book, Takeover, and David Ray Griffin’s book, Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World, accurately document how 9/11 was used to destroy the Constitution’s balance of power within the government and to create unaccountable executive branch powers that over-ride the Constitution’s protection of civil liberty.

This demand for an unaccountable executive branch, pushed by VP—actually President in fact—Dick Cheney and his minions, such as Addington and John Yoo, was the agenda of the Republican Federalist Society.

An early book laying out the legally invalid and legally incompetent argument that the president had powers unchecked by Congress or the judiciary was Terry Eastland’s book, Energy in the Executive.

This collection of nonsense became Cheney’s bible as he proceeded in secret to remove constraints on executive branch power. The elevation of the executive branch above the law of the land is documented in Charlie Savage’s book. Read it and weep for your country destroyed by Dick Cheney.

On top of Cheney’s coup against accountable government, we have in America today another coup, organized by former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director Comey, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the Democratic National Committee, the departed Republican senator John McCain, a coup fully supported by the entirety of the US presstitute media.

This coup is against the democratically elected President of the United States for the sole reason that he threatens the power and profit of the entrenched military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned us 57 years ago, by wanting to normalize relations with Russia, the world’s premier nuclear power.

The question is unavoidable: Why do the American people put up with this? Are they so insouciant that they have no realization that, if a president can be driven from office because he wants peace with Russia, the removed president’s successor will have to stand against Russia or also be driven from office. Trust and negotiation between the nuclear powers becomes impossible.

Why do Americans support conflict with a nuclear power that can completely destroy America?

During the entirety of the Cold War, in which I was a participant, the emphasis was on reducing tensions and creating trust. Today Washington’s interest is piling provocation after provocation on a country that can wipe us off the face of the earth.

The liberal/progressive/left, the Democratic National Committee, the CIA and the rest of the covert state, and the media whores all share this same commitment to the reckless and irresponsible provocation of a powerful nuclear power. As the US military itself acknowledges, Russia’s weapons are far beyond America’s defenses.

So what is going on? Is it the liberal/progressive/left’s desire that evil America be destroyed? Is this desired destruction of evil America the reason the Left has allied itself so tightly with the warmongers in Washington?

Is this the reason that the Left and the Democrats and a handful of Republicans want to impeach President Trump for attempting to make peace with Russia?

How can these crazed immoral people present themselves as some sort of moral arbiter when they are locked on a trajectory that will destroy Earth?

This destruction might be closer than anyone thinks. Here is the situation in Syria:

Russia and Syria, in cooperation with Iran and Turkey, have begun the assult on Iblid province, the last stronghold of Washington’s proxy army consisting of Al Qaeda, Al Nursra, and ISIS mercenaries hired by Washington.

According to reports, which might or might not be true considering the lack of veracity that is the defining characteristic of the Western media, the US and UK have troops among the mercenary forces, hoping apparently that this presence will deter the attack. As the attack has already begun, this is a false hope.

The Russians discovered Washington’s plot to explode a chemical weapon in Iblid province and exposed Washington’s plot to the UN. Washington had it set up that once its proxies created the appearance of a chemical weapon explosion, Washington would send Tomahawk missiles upon the Syrian forces, thus protecting its proxy army that it sent to overthrow Assad for Israel.

The Russian exposure of Washington’s conspiracy has denied Washington UN support. Moreover, Russia has sent a naval force armed with the new Russian hypersonic missiles to Syria and has announced that its aircraft in the area are also armed with these missiles.

As the US Navy and Air Force have no defense whatsoever against these missiles, if the US attacks the Syrian/Russian forces, it will be Putin’s decision whether any US ship or military aircraft in the area exists as anything but a smoldering ruin.

In other words, the entire power in the area lies in Russian hands. If Washington had any sense—and it doesn’t, Washington has hubris and arrogance in the place of sense—Washington would be nowhere close to Syria.

The question is this: Will the hotheads in Washington conclude that the Russian announcements and marshalling of forces is “just another Putin bluff.”

So far Putin has been loaded up with never-ending insults and provocation— blame for the crash of the Malaysian airliner, blame for poisoning a variety of people in England, blame for invading Ukraine, blame for interfering in US elections, blame for supporting the “dictator” Assad, a person democratically elected by a large vote who obviously has the support of the Syrian people as he liberates Syria from the forces Washington sent to put the country into the same chaos that exists in Iraq and Libya.

Have we reached the situation about which I have been worried, worries shared with my readers, in which Washington makes the miscalculation, based on the incorrect understanding of Russia’s resolve, to launch an attack on the Syrian/Russian forces that have begun the final liberation of Syria from Washington’s paid mercenaries?

Yesterday the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity sent a letter to President Trump advising him of the war danger that the Trump administration has created by its continued illegal interference in Syria’s internal affairs. https://www.globalresearch.ca/moscow-has-upped-the-ante-in-syria/5653571

The Russian government cannot accept Washington’s military intervention in behalf of Al Qaeda, Al Nursa, and ISIS without completely losing all credibility, not only in the world, but inside Russia itself.

A realistic alternative to military action would be for Washington to stand aside as Syria reconstitutes itself and use a propaganda war to blame Syria and Russia for civilian deaths and for destroying “democratic rebels” who rose against a “dictator.”

The fear could be expanded to the Baltics and Ukraine by reviving the propaganda that Putin intends to reconstruct the Soviet Empire.

Washington has long used an expertly manufactured fear of Russia to control Europe. Fear can keep Europe in line, whereas military action against Russia could scare Europe into taking refuge in a revival of its sovereignty.

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported: “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to escape what could be a decisive battle in the seven-year-old war.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US strikes could target Russian and Iranian forces as well as Syrian forces.

It is difficult to believe that Washington thinks attacks on Russian forces would go unanswered. Such a reckless and irresponsible act could initiate Armageddon.

The claim that Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas in the liberation of Iblid is propagandistic nonsense put out by Washington as an excuse for Washington’s effort to protect its proxy army in Syria with military strikes.

All Syrian chemical weapons were removed by Russia and turned over to the US during the Obama regime. Moreover, Russia would not permit Assad to use chemical weapons if he had them.

Life on earth is faced with a situation in which Washington is so determined to overthrow Assad and to leave Syria in the same chaos as Libya and Iraq that Washington is willing to risk war with Russia.

Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on a government. The world should be scared to death of the recklessness and irresponsibility of the US government.

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British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses.  Fighter pilots carrying air-to-air missiles from 10 NATO nations took turns to simulate the interception of a Belgian air force transport plane en route to Spain, performing visual inspections of the aircraft’s status by hovering off the wings at speeds of 900 km/hour (560 mph). Some 60 NATO jets, mainly from European allies, are on alert to defend alliance airspace, as NATO deals with a dramatic increase in Russian air activity on its borders since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, with a record 870 interceptions in the Baltics alone in 2016   This month, Moscow is holding its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union, with some 1,000 aircraft.  “NATO is relevant. This is not theoretical,” said Spanish Air Force Lieutenant General Ruben Garcia Servert on board the Belgian military transport plane, as Italian Eurofighters flew close to the cockpit to simulate interceptions. They later included British Typhoons and French Mirages.  “We have not always been successful in showing the taxpayer that we have the means and the capabilities to protect the population,” he told Reuters during a rare mid-air public display of flight interceptions.  European allies hope such displays highlight how their air forces are defending Europe in the face of sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, who at a summit in July railed against Europeans for not spending enough on defense and ports.  Able to divert, force to land or potentially even shoot down combat aircraft, NATO says its so-called air policing is not directed at Russia. But showdowns between rival warplanes in the Baltic and Black Sea are intensifying. Two U.S. jets escorted two Russian bombers over the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 7 in the latest incident, while Russia has scrambled fighter jets to intercept nuclear-capable U.S. bombers in interceptions that have echoes of the Cold War. Analysts warn that any collisions in the air over the Mediterranean, Baltic or Black Sea could risk the start of a wider conflict with Russia. ‘Single sky’ defenses  Both sides accuse the other of dangerous pilot behaviour, but NATO says Russian warplanes regularly fly without respecting international safety norms, such as responding to air traffic control and requests to identify themselves. Russia says all its flights are conducted in accordance with international law. “We have seen aircraft coming to our borders without flight plans, without any kind of controls ... safety regulations, entering into our area,” Garcia Severt said. “We have seen frequent activities in the Black Sea, but not only, sometimes we have seen aircraft flying around Europe,” he said, referring to Russian bombers off Portugal’s coast. NATO will hold its biggest exercise since 2002 in October and November in Norway, called Trident Juncture, and involving non-NATO Finland and Sweden, with more than 40,000 troops. While tensions with Russia have already prompted NATO to deploy multinational land battalions in Poland and the Baltics, NATO is also pushing to integrate its air forces, despite political resistance over issues of sovereignty. Under an agreement being negotiated, individual NATO countries’ air forces would defend each other's airspaces, regardless of the country they are in, under a “single sky” concept that could see Portuguese planes defending Spanish airspace, for example. Today, each nation defends its own airspace, unless, as in the case of the Baltics, it does not have fighter planes.
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تشير حرب الكلام التي لا تنفكّ تتصاعد بين إيران والولايات المتحدة إلى أن الشرق الأوسط سيكون على المحك في الأشهر المقبلة مع بدء سريان العقوبات. وقد أكدت الإدارة الأمريكية مرارًا تكرارًا أن "تغيير النظام" و"التدابير العسكرية" ضد إيران ليست على جدول أعمالها، بل ذكرت أن الهدف هو تغيير السلوك، وليس النظام.
ولكن بالرغم من ذلك، لا شكّ في أنّ النظام الإيراني مهدد. إذ يقوم كل من تأكيد وزير الخارجية الأمريكي مايك بومبيو أن "الرخاء، والأمن، وحرية الشعب الإيراني هي خسائر مقبولة في المسيرة من أجل تحقيق الثورة"، وتغريدات ترامب الشخصية في هذا الصدد تدلّ على الرغبة في تفكيك الدولة الإيرانية تمامًا. فقد أشار ترامب مؤخرًا إلى أن النظام قد ينهار بسبب سياسة العقوبات الأمريكية. وفي حين أن هذه التصريحات جاءت ردًا على التعليقات التحريضية للنظام الإيراني، إن التهديدات الموجهة إلى الحكومة الإيرانية تبدو حقيقية. فلم تنجح احتجاجات آب/أغسطس الواسعة سوى في زيادة الشعور بأن تغيير النظام مطروح على الطاولة. أمّا على المستوى الإقليمي، فقد دعا الخطاب الأمريكي إلى تساؤلات كثير حول إلى أي مدى ستذهب الولايات المتحدة لتغيير إيران.
إنّ النظام الإيراني قمعي وتوسّعي. ومن المؤكد أنّه إذا غيّر في سلوكياته التي تشمل دعمه للميليشيات الوكيلة ولبرنامج القذائف البالستية، سيفيد الاستقرار الإقليمي والكثير من الأشخاص الذين يعيشون في الشرق الأوسط. ولكن إذا يكمن هدف السياسة الأمريكية في تغيير هذه السلوكيات إلى جانب زعزعة استقرار الدولة نفسها، فإن السياسة الحالية قد تحدث أضرارًا تفوق منافعها.
وتجدر الإشارة إلى أنّ السياسة الخارجية للولايات المتحدة في أفغانستان والعراق وحتى الاتحاد السوفيتي تعطي انطباعًا بأن واشنطن تعتمد على إحدى الاستراتيجيتين عند محاولة "تغيير السلوك"، ألا وهما: الاحتواء أو تغيير النظام. ويتطلب الاحتواء الصبر والمرونة. فلا تعِد هذه الاستراتيجية بتحقيق انتصار سريع أو سهل. كما يمثل الاحتواء حلاً وسطيًا بين الانفراج والتراجع، حسبما اقترح الدبلوماسي الأمريكي جورج كينان في الخمسينيات من القرن المنصرم بهدف احتواء الاتحاد السوفيتي. ومع ذلك، لا يبدو أن سياسة العقوبات الحالية مصمَّمة للاحتواء، على الرغم من أهدافها المعلنة. فمن خلال الخروج من الصفقة النووية مع إيران، رفض ترامب فرصة احتواء إيران مستخدمًا المفاهيم نفسها. أمّا العقوبات التي ستُنفّذ في هذا الشهر فتشير إلى أن التداعيات التي ستترتب عليها ستزيد من عدم الاستقرار الإقليمي أكثر مما ستغير سلوك إيران.
ويشار إلى أن الاحتواء بصفته استراتيجية جيوسياسية لوقف التوسع الإيراني يتطلب سياسةً راسخةً وطويلة الأجل، فضلاً عن الحفاظ على نوع من توافق دولي على أهداف الإجراءات المتخذة في حق إيران. ومع ذلك، فإن الانسحاب من الاتفاق النووي قد أحدث شرخًا في العلاقات عبر المحيط الأطلسي، ويبدو أنه ما من توافق حول السلوك المحبذ لإيران لدى الغرب. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، يدعو الاحتواء إلى مستوى معين من المشاركة مع الخصم، غير أن ذلك احتمال غير وارد إن كان بالنسبة إلى ترامب أو إلى إيران. علاوةً على ذلك، إن الارتباك والغموض اللذين يحيطان بالأهداف الإقليمية الأوسع للولايات المتحدة يقلل من احتمال فهم النظام الإيراني لمصالح الولايات المتحدة، ناهيك عن الامتثال لها.
كما يبدو أن سياسة العقوبات في صيغتها الحالية مصمَّمةٌ لتغيير سلوك إيران عبر تغيير النظام. فمن خلال إضعاف النظام عن طريق العقوبات والضغوطات الأخرى، تكون هذه الاستراتيجية قد بدأت أساسًا في إشعال فتيل أزمة اقتصادية قد تحثّ الشعب الإيراني على الإطاحة بقادته. وعلى الرغم من أن التحول السياسي الإيجابي لإيران قد يكون هدفًا جديرًا بالتحقيق، إن التنفيذ الفعلي لهذه الاستراتيجية يمكن أن يؤدي إلى نتائج عكسية. فمن خلال جعل الشعب الإيراني رهينةً لأفعال حكومته، تخاطر إدارة ترامب في تقوية موقف النظام.
وفي كلتا الحالتين، لا يزال لدى إيران بعض المنافذ للتبادل الاقتصادي، وقد تزداد أكثر بسبب المنافسة القائمة بين الولايات المتحدة والدول الأخرى - وبالتحديد الصين وروسيا. كما يبدو أن آية الله الخامنئي لم يعد يعتمد على أوروبا لإنقاذ "خطة العمل الشاملة المشتركة"، إذ تبقى الصين وروسيا سوقين يمكن الوصول إليهما. وتشتري الصين وحدها ٦٥٥ ألف برميل يوميًا من إيران، ما يمثّل ٦٠ في المئة من صادرات النفط الإيراني، ما يجعلها مهمةً لفعالية العقوبات الأمريكية. ومع استمرار حرب الولايات المتحدة التجارية مع الصين، من غير المحتمل أن تميل قيادتها إلى المشاركة في الضغط على إيران. ففي الواقع، قد تردّ الصين في حربها التجارية مع الولايات المتحدة من خلال السعي إلى تنمية الاقتصاد الإيراني. وفي السياق عينه، لا تبدو روسيا مهتمةً بالضغط على إيران بشكل خاص، لا سيما بالنظر إلى مصالحهما المشتركة جزئيًا في سوريا.
وبعيدًا عن تفاصيل المسألة الإيرانية، أظهرت الأبحاث حول العقوبات أنّ معدل نجاحها في إحداث تغيير طويل الأمد لسلوك النظام منخفض. فإذا أخذنا العراق وحده كمثال، ندرك حدود العقوبات ضد الأنظمة الاستبدادية ونتائجها المحتملة. فبعد ثلاثة عشر عامًا من العقوبات التي أضعفت دولة العراق، وإنّما فشلت في تغيير سلوكيات الدولة، اختارت الولايات المتحدة في نهاية المطاف التدخل العسكري لتحقيق التحولات السلوكية التي كان من المفترض أن تحققها تلك العقوبات. وبالتالي، فإن فشل العقوبات المحتمل في تغيير سلوك إيران بشكل جوهري قد يجعل التدخل العسكري احتمالاً أكثر جاذبيةً للإدارة، لا سيما إذا استمرت إيران في محاولات توسيع نفوذها في المنطقة.
ونظرًا لاحتمال حصول ركود، قد يبدو تغيير النظام في ضوء ما ذُكر مغريًا. لكن إذا اختارت الولايات المتحدة تغيير النظام الإيراني بالقوة بدلاً من السعي إلى الإصلاح التدريجي، فإن النتيجة ستكون مختلفةً قليلاً عن ثورة "الربيع العربي"، أي سيكون هناك موجة من الثورات تليها عودة سريعة إلى هياكل الدولة القائمة، ولا سيما الجيش. علاوةً على ذلك، إذا شعرت القيادة الإيرانية بالتهديد، فإن حروبها السابقة تُظهر مدى قوة البلاد في القتال والمقاومة. وقد سبق أن استجابت إيران للعقوبات من خلال التهديد المتكرر بإغلاق مضيق هرمز، من دون إظهار أي إشارة على تغيير سلوكها. أمّا استمرار انتشار الوكلاء الإيرانيين في جميع أنحاء المنطقة فهو سبب آخر يدعو إلى قلق بالغ، إذ قد يباشرون بشكل منهجي باستهداف القوات الأمريكية وحلفاء الولايات المتحدة في جميع أنحاء الشرق الأوسط. كما أنه ليس من الحكمة أن ننسى برنامج إيران النووي، إذ وُضعت "خطة العمل الشاملة المشتركة" أساسًا لوقفه.
وحتى إن ازدادت جاذبية فكرة تغيير النظام بصفتها "حل حاسم" لمشكلة مستعصية، على إدارة ترامب أن تتذكر أن استراتيجية الاعتماد على تغيير النظام للتأثير على سلوك الجهات الحكومية غالبًا ما تزيد من هذا السلوك. فلدى الولايات المتحدة تاريخ طويل في تغيير الأنظمة - بتكاليف متفاوتة – إلاّ أن هناك نتيجة واحدة تعيد نفسها مرارًا وتكرارًا، ألا وهي "الفوضى". فحقيقة استراتيجية تغيير النظام هي أنها لا تعتمد على التخلص من نظام استبدادي فحسب، بل أيضًا على استبداله بنظام صديق. ويشار إلى أن اهتمام الولايات المتحدة بتشكيل حكومات صديقة في المنطقة أدّى إلى محاولات فاشلة في العراق وأفغانستان، ما أحدث حالةً من عدم الاستقرار تزدهر فيها أنشطة المجموعات الإرهابية. أمّا إذا واجه ترامب هذا القرار، فعليه أن يفهم أن الولايات المتحدة لا تستطيع تحمّل حرب أخرى في الشرق الأوسط.
ومع ذلك، يجب أن تركّز الاستراتيجية الأمريكية المتكاملة، بصفتها بديل لمواجهة التحديات الإيرانية الإقليمية، على ممارسة الضغوطات الذكية من خلال العمليات العسكرية والأنشطة الاستخبارية والعقوبات الموجّهة. . كل هذا لا يعني أن الولايات المتحدة يجب أن تمنح إيران حرية التصرف كما تختار.  لذلك، وعوضا عن محاولة تغيير النظام، يجب أن تعمل واشنطن على الحد من مستوى الخطر الذي تشكله إيران وذلك من خلال  التركيز على أهداف ضيقة مثل ردع المبادرات الإيرانية المزعزعة للاستقرار، والحد من الأنشطة الإيرانية الخبيثة واعتراض أي شحنات أسلحة ترسلها إيران إلى وكلائها

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Authors: Mattu S, Saliba C, Sulas P, Zavattari P, Perra A, Kowalik MA, Monga SP, Columbano A

Abstract
Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is frequent in human and rodent hepatocarcinogenesis. Although in mice, the tumor promoting activity of agonists of constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) occurs via selection of carcinogen-initiated cells harboring β-catenin mutations, the molecular alterations leading to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development by the CAR agonist 1,4-bis[2-(3,5-dichloropyridyloxy)]benzene (TCPOBOP), in the absence of genotoxic injury are unknown. Here we show that CAR activation per se induced HCC in mice and that 91% of them carried β-catenin point mutations or large in-frame deletions/exon skipping targeting Ctnnb1 exon 3. Point mutations in HCCs induced by TCPOBOP alone displayed different nucleotide substitutions compared to those found in HCCs from mice pre-treated with diethylnitrosamine (DENA). Moreover, unlike those occurring in HCCs from DENA+TCPOBOP mice, they did not result in increased expression of β-catenin target genes, such as Glul, Lgr5, Rgn, Lect2, Tbx3, Axin2, and Ccnd1, or nuclear translocation of β-catenin when compared to the control liver. Remarkably, in the non-tumoral liver tissue, chronic CAR activation led to down-regulation of these genes and to a partial loss of glutamine synthetase-positive hepatocytes. These results show that while chronic CAR activation per se induces HCCs carrying β-catenin mutations, it concurrently down-regulates the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in non-tumoral liver. They also indicate that the relationship between CAR and β-catenin may be profoundly different between normal and neoplastic hepatocytes.

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1 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례 2 종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향, 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향 3 혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재[기초간호학 공통] 1~ 1) 면역에 관여하는 세포에 대해 구체적으로 설명하고, 2) 면역과 관련하여1 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례 2 종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향, 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향 3 혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재기초간호과학 2016)1.면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오,2.종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오. 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향으로 나누어 설명하시오,3.혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린투여:기초간호과학기초간호과학 3공통 2017- 급성 염증과 만성 염증의 특징적인 차이를 제시하고, 염증의 형태적 분류와 그 예를 제시. 염증의 국소적 영향과 전신적 영향을 나열하고, 전신적 영향의 경우 각각 해당 증상에 대한 일반적인 간호중재를 제시, 림프구의 종류와 작용, 과민반응의 유형과 대표적인 사례, 양성종양과 악성종양의 차이와 인체에 미치는 영향- 방송통신대학교기초간호과학 2016}1.면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오 2.종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향으로 나누어 설명하시오3.혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린투여 간호학과 기초간호과학 방통대 간호학과 3학년 기초간호학 공통 1. 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오. 2. 종양의 발생단계 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오. 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향으로 나누어 설명하시오. 3.혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재에 대해서 설명한 방통대 과제입니다 다양한 자료와 문헌을 참고하여 작성했습니다 참고자료로 활용하셔서 좋은결과 있기를 바랍니다. <목 차> 1. 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오. Ⅰ. 서론 Ⅱ. 본론 1. 면역의 개념 1) 면역의 정의 2) 면역반응의 구성요소 3) 면역의 종류 2. 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례 1) 과민반응의 개념 2) 4가지 형태의 과민반응의 특징 3) 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례 (1) 제 I형 과민반응 : 천식 (2) 제 Ⅱ형 과민반응 : 용혈 (3) 제 Ⅲ형 과민반응 : 사구체 신염 (4) 제 Ⅳ형 과민반응 : 결핵 Ⅲ. 결론 2. 종양의 발생단계 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오. 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향으로 나누어 설명하시오. Ⅰ. 서론 Ⅱ. 본론 1. 종양의 개념 1) 정의 2) 분류 2. 종양의 발생단계와 원인 1) 발생단계 2) 원인 (1) 암 유전자 활성화 (2) 환경적 암 유발 요인 (3) 체내 암 유발 요인 3) 등급과 단계 (1) 종양의 등급 (2) 종양의 단계 3. 종양이 인체에 미치는 영향 1) 국소영향 2) 전신영향 Ⅲ. 결론 3.혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재에 대해서 설명하시오. Ⅰ. 서론 Ⅱ. 본론 1. 혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전 1) 프로트롬빈의 트롬빈으로 변환 2) 피브리노겐의 피브린으로 변환 3) 혈병 수축의 의한 지혈 2. 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린 투여와 관련된 간호중재 1) 심장판막질환의 개념 2) 심장판막질환의 치료 (1) 약물적 치료 (2) 내과적 치료 (3) 외과적 치료 3) 심장판막치환술 환자 와파린 투여와 관련된 간호중재 (1) 와파린의 개념과 작용 (2) 와파린 투여와 관련된 간호중재 Ⅲ. 결론 <참고문헌> Ⅱ. 본론 1. 면역의 개념 1) 면역의 정의 항체가 체내에 있는 동안 특정 항원에 대한 항체와 기억 세포가 생성되어 저항성을 지니게 되는 현상을 면역이라고 한다. 2) 면역반응의 구성요소 (1) 항원 : 생체 내에 투여하면 이것에 대응하는 항체를 혈청 속에 생성시켜 그 항체와 특이적으로 반응하는 성질을 가진다. (2) 항체 : 항원과 특이하게 반응하고 항원 항체 반응을 나타내는 물질이다. (3) 세포성 면역 : T림프구에 의한 면역 반응이다. 보조 T림프구를 활성화시키며 독성 T림프구는 대식 세포를 결합한 후 활성화된 T림프구의 도움으로 활성화된다. 활성화된 독성 T림프구는 세균에 감염된 세포를 파괴한다. (4) 체액성 면역 : B림프구가 생성한 항체에 의한 면역 반응이다. B림프구는 보조 T림프구의 도움으로 형질 세포와 일부의 기억 세포로 전환되어 항체를 생성해 낸다. 또한 기억 세포는 같은 항원이 재차 침입 시 형질 세포로 전환되어 신속하게 항원을 제거한다. 3) 면역의 종류 (1) 선천면역 연면역이라고도 한다. 항원에 대해 비특이적으로 반응하며 특별한 기억작용은 없다. 선천적인 면역체계로는 항원의 침입을 차단하는 피부 점액조직 상산성의 위산 혈액에 존재하는 보체(complement) 등이 있다. 세포로는 식균작용을 담당하는 대식세포(macrophage)와 다형핵백혈구(polymorphonuclear leukocyte) 감염세포를 죽일 수 있는 K세포 등이 있다. 실제로 대부분의 감염은 이 선천면역에 의해 방어된다. 김금순 외(2012) 성인간호학Ⅰ 수문사 전시자 외(2011) 성인간호학(상) 현문사 조경숙 외(2013) 성인간호학(상) 현문사 강화정(2010) 기초간호과학 수문사 최명애 외(2010) 기초간호과학 방송통신대학교출판부 대한병리학회 대구경북 지구학회(2013) 간추린 병리학 정문각 대한종양간호학회(2012) 종양 치료와 간호 포널스출판사 쿠라모치 츠네오(2010) 김태식 역 복합 면역요법 건강신문사 타다 토미오(2010) 황상익 역 면역의 의미론 한울 김명희 외(2011) 종양환자 간호(성인간호 실무교육) 수문사 아보 토오루(2004) 정지문 역 21C 면역과 건강 신일상사 장석원(2007) 암 예방과 치료법 비즈북 박재갑 외(2012) 종양학 일조각 이선옥 외(2015) 성인간호학 한국방송통신대학교출판문화원 지제근(2004) 알기쉬운 의학용어 풀이집 제 3판 고려의학 한국심장재단 http://www.heart.or.kr/ 국가건강정보포털 http://health.mw.go.kr/ 대한의학회 http://www.kmas.or.kr/ 국립암센터 http://www.cancer.go.kr/mbs/cancer/ 기초간호과학]면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을의미하는지 설명,기초간호과학,4가지과민반응별로 발생기전과사례,혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을설명,심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린투여 간호중재기초간호과학+1.면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지설명하고,기초간호과학,4가지 과민반응별로발생기전,종양의 발생단계,원인과 인체에미치는영향,혈액응고과정의 3단계발생기전을설명기초간호과학3공통) 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오0k1 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오 2 종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오 3 혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재에 대해서 설명하시오1 면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오 2 종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오 3 혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재에 대해서 설명하시오[기초간호과학 2016] 1.면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례 2.종양의 발생단계, 종양의 원인, 종양이 인체에 미치는영향 국소영향 전신영향 3.혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린(wafarin) 투여와 관련된 간호중재, 기초간호과학[기초간호과학]1.면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례,2.종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명,인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향으로 나누어 설명,3.혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린투여와 관련된 간호중재: 2016 중간과제물 기초간호과학기초간호과학3공통)면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오. 2. 종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오. 인체에 미치는 영향은 국소 영향과 전신 영향으로 나누어 설명하시오.면역에서 과민반응이 무엇을 의미하는지 설명하고, 4가지 과민반응별로 발생기전과 사례를 각각 기술하시오. 종양의 발생단계, 원인과 인체에 미치는 영향에 대해 설명하시오,혈액응고과정의 3단계 발생기전을 설명하고, 심장판막치환술 환자의 와파린 투여와 관련된 간호중재에 대해 설명하시오.면역에관여하는3가지세포와 과민반응 형태, 악성종양과 양성종양의 차이, 국소영향 전신영향, 혈액응고과정3단계, DIC발생기전, DIC환자 간호중재[기초간호과학 공통] 1 1) 종양이 인체에 미치는 국소 영향과 전신 영향은 무엇인지, 2) 종양의 병기(cancer staging)가 무엇인지, 3) 악성종양에 대한 병기를 분류하는 방법 중 TNM 분류방법은 무엇인지에 대해서 구체적으로 설명하시오기초간호과학3공통)면역에 관여하는세포 설명하고 면역과 관련하여 4가지 형태의 과민반응의 특징과 주요 질환들을 제시하고 발생기전(총 4가지 질환이 됨)을 서술하시오0k기초간호과학3공통) 종양이 인체에 미치는국소영향과 전신영향 종양의병기(cancer staging)가 무엇인지 혈액응고과정3단계 범발성혈관내응고증후군(DIC)의 발생기전설명OK[기초간호과학 공통] 1 1) 종양이 인체에 미치는 국소 영향과 전신 영향은 무엇인지, 2) 종양의 병기(cancer staging)가 무엇인지, 3) 악성종양에 대한 병기를 분류하는 방법 중 TNM 분류방법은 무엇인지에 대해서 구체적으로 설명하시오 조회수:576회
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Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers.

Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities.

Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and the Middle East—if it means “illegal” refugees stop “pouring” in to the USA.

Yet, somehow, U.S. “commandos” were deployed to 149 countries in 2017 alone.

Worse, according to a 2016 International Criminal Court report, U.S. troops allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, and the U.S. military and CIA allegedly tortured at least 88 people in Poland, Romania, and other countries as well.

So why is it then that so many Americans work for private, for-profit companies profiting from war? And why are so many Americans invested financially in the merchants of death profiting from war and manufactured terror around the globe?

Perhaps it’s out of simple ignorance of a) not knowing where their money is invested and b) not knowing the U.S. companies that are manufacturing the weapons of death used by the U.S. and their frenemies around the world.

Enter CodePink’s new report, War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes, a handy guide to the companies that manufacture weapons, and who they are selling them to. The report is primarily focused on Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon—the largest military manufacturers in the U.S., and their deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt.

“The United States is the leading purveyor of arms sales, global war and militarism,” the report notes. “With 800 military bases in 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has a larger military budget than the next seven countries combined, as well as an arms industry that dominates the global arms trade.”

The report delves into each of the Big Five arms manufacturers and their role and involvement in the murders of civilians and children around the world. It seems what are heralded as symbols of freedom in the U.S. are viewed as symbols of absolute destruction and death to the children who bear witness to the violence inflicted upon their communities by, for example, Apache helicopters or Eagle fighters (Boeing-made combat aircraft supplied to Israel).

Of course, it doesn’t help when U.S. leaders make threats and brag about their military or economic power and their access to “the button.” For example, the ICC’s recent accusations inspired national security adviser John Bolton to threaten the ICC as “illegitimate” and that the U.S. “will respond against the ICC and its personnel.”

Current U.S. leadership actions weren’t without foreshadowing by America’s military leaders of ages past. “Those who measure security solely in terms of offensive capacity distort its meaning and mislead those who pay them heed,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared decades ago. “No modern nation has ever equaled the crushing offensive power attained by the German war machine in 1939,” he continued. “No modern nation was broken and smashed as was Germany six years later.”

It’s not just the arrogant language leaders use, but also the corruption of language. The report notes that, “Officially sanctioned terms like ‘defense’ and ‘security’ act as a subterfuge to diminish and camouflage the deadly, dangerous and destabilizing role that the United States is playing in the world.”

The cost of that coopting and corruption of language and perversion of justice and humanity resonates deeply throughout the world, on an emotional, economic, and even spiritual level. Even Eisenhower, the report also notes, said, “The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every State House, every office of the Federal government. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

So why is it, then, that so many Americans continue to work for the companies profiting from heinous wars? It probably isn’t Raytheon’s corny “Forget Silicon Valley: Working for a defense contractor is surprisingly cool” campaign that is attracting people to military subcontractors.

The numbers of people working in this sector—nearly half a million officially in the Big Five mentioned in the report—is troublesome considering the number of EPA employees who have left under the Trump administration: an “exodus” of over 1,600 employees who are refusing to be a part of the problem rather than the solution.

As Eisenhower said, “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.” That can start by moving your money—and your employment—to a different sector. But first, arm yourself with knowledge.

You can access the full CodePink report here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Bacteria can learn to defeat antibiotics in lots of different ways. And a major reason why antibiotic resistance is so concerning is that many of their tricks can disable a whole class of antibiotics at the same time. Fluoxetine might affect us differently than antibiotics, but it seems to kill bacteria in a similar way to the antibiotics tested in the study, making cross-resistance more likely. When Guo and his team studied the genetics of E. coli exposed to fluoxetine, they found mutations already known to help bacteria resist some antibiotics. These mutations allow the bacteria to essentially spit out a drug before it kills them.
As Gizmodo points out, the authors of the study have admitted that while they know that SSRIs being pumped into the environment could lead to the defeat of potential antibiotic alternatives, they have no idea what the overall ramifications of losing what could be a weapon against antibiotic-resistant infections could mean for us in the long run. That said, with the way things have been going in the world today, we might not need to worry about it: rapidly changing weather patterns, elected lunatics with access to nuclear weapons, and civil unrest have just as good a chance as microbes of doing us all in. Image via Wikipedia
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          John Kerry Accused Of Violating Logan Act After He Admits To Secret Iran Talks      Cache   Translate Page      

Though he previously denied it when allegations first surfaced last Spring, former Secretary of State John Kerry has now disclosed he's personally had semi-frequent face to face contact with top Iranian officials to discuss US-Iran relations since Trump entered office.

Kerry confirmed and explained in detail his recent meetings with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra.

During the interview Kerry disclosed that he met with Zarif "three or four times" and discussed political issues and challenges between the United States and Iran in what could constitute a significant and clear violation of the Logan Act

Back when Kerry was actually authorized to do this sort of thing as Secretary of State under Obama in 2015. Via the Iran Project

Though it's almost never been enforced, the 1799 Logan Act states that unauthorized diplomacy with foreign powers by private American citizens is a crime. Notably, two Trump-connected individuals that prominent Liberals and editorials demanded be prosecuted under the Logan Act include former national security advisor Michael Flynn and Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. 

When asked point blank during the radio show about his rumored meetings with top Iran officials, Kerry admitted, "I think I've seen him three or four times," but attempted to claim he was not trying to "coach" Iran on how to navigate President Trump's pullout of the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry is of course now a private citizen out of government but holds significant clout and influence with the Iran FM as the two hammered out the details of the JCPOA brokered under President Obama in the first place. 

However, by Kerry's own explanation it looks precisely like he was doing this: "What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better," Kerry said. He also shared his belief that American policy in the Middle East would be much better off if the White House had stayed in the agreement, and that the global community would be more stable and secure. 

It sure sounds like unauthorized diplomacy behind Trump's back by a high ranking member of the former administration to us...

Soon after the interview, some Iran hawks in Congress took to Twitter to decry the hypocrisy of the whole thing. 

Here's a key part of the transcript via the Hugh Hewitt Show:

Hugh Hewitt: Okay, it’s been reported you’ve met with him a couple of times at least since leaving office as well. So you still…

John Kerry: Yes, I have. That’s accurate.

HH: And is it a half dozen times, a dozen times?

JK: No. No, no, no. I met with him at a conference in Norway. I think I saw him in a conference in Munich at the World Economic Forum. So I’ve probably seen him three or four times.

HH: Are you trying to coach him through the Trump administration’s rejection of the JCPOA?

JK: No, that’s not my job, and my coaching him would not, you know, that’s not how it works. What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better. You know, how does one resolve Yemen? What do you do to try to get peace in Syria? I mean, those are the things that really are preoccupying, because those are the impediments to people, to Iran’s ability to convince people that it’s ready to embrace something different. I mean, and I’ve been very blunt to Foreign Minister Zarif, and told him look, you guys need to recognize that the world does not appreciate what’s happening with missiles, what’s happening with Hezbollah, what’s happening with Yemen. You’re supporting you know, an ongoing struggle there They say they’re prepared to negotiate and to resolve these issues. But the administration’s taken a very different tack. I don’t know as I talk to you today if there’s been any dialogue or sit down. I don’t think there has, which would open up any kind of diplomatic channel. And it appears right now as if the administration is hell bent for leather determined to pursue a regime change strategy to bring the economy down and try to isolate further. And I would simply caution that the United States historically has not had a great record in regime change strategies, number one. And number two, that makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for any Iranian leader to sit down and negotiate anything, because they’re not going to do it in a capitulatory, you know, situation. It’s just not going to happen.

It certainly appears that Kerry by his own admission is indeed trying to "coach" the Iranian FM on how to deal with the current White House. And the discussions clearly included chiding the Trump administration over its Iran policy while in Kerry's own words the "open[ing] of diplomatic channels" was on his mind. 

Meanwhile some Republican lawmakers have already, hours after the interview, unleashed charges that Kerry is engaged in rogue diplomacy and is undermining the active, elected administration.  

It was only a matter of time before he put his foot in his mouth, and promoting his new book means we're likely about to hear a lot more self implicating details spilled. 


          "This Will Be The Mother Of All Minsky Moments"      Cache   Translate Page      

Submitted by John Mauldin, via Thoughts from the Frontline

We have all had the fun as kids of going to the beach and playing in the sand. Remember taking your plastic bucket and making sandpiles? Slowly pouring the sand into ever bigger piles, until one side of the pile starts to collapse?

In his very important book Ubiquity, Why Catastrophes Happen, Mark Buchamane wrote about an experiment with sand that three physicists named Per Bak, Chao Tang, and Kurt Wiesenfeld conducted in 1987.

In their lab at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, they started building sandpiles, piling up one grain of sand at a time. It’s a slow process, so they wrote a computer program to do it. Not as much fun but a whole lot faster.

During this experiment, they learned some interesting things that can help us understand how all sorts of calamities, including market crashes, unfold.

Critical State

What is the typical size of an avalanche? After a huge number of tests with millions of grains of sand, they found out there is no typical number:

Some involved a single grain; others, ten, a hundred, or a thousand. Still others were pile-wide cataclysms involving millions that brought nearly the whole mountain down. At any time, literally anything, it seemed, might be just about to occur.

The pile was completely chaotic in its unpredictability.

Now, let’s read this next paragraph. It is important, as it creates a mental image that helps us understand the organization of the financial markets and the world economy. (emphasis mine)

To find out why [such unpredictability] should show up in their sandpile game, Bak and colleagues next played a trick with their computer. Imagine peering down on the pile from above and coloring it in according to its steepness. Where it is relatively flat and stable, color it green; where steep and, in avalanche terms, “ready to go,” color it red. What do you see? They found that at the outset, the pile looked mostly green, but that, as the pile grew, the green became infiltrated with ever more red. With more grains, the scattering of red danger spots grew until a dense skeleton of instability ran through the pile. Here then was a clue to its peculiar behavior: a grain falling on a red spot can, by domino-like action, cause sliding at other nearby red spots. If the red network was sparse, and all trouble spots were well isolated one from the other, then a single grain could have only limited repercussions. But when the red spots come to riddle the pile, the consequences of the next grain become fiendishly unpredictable. It might trigger only a few tumblings, or it might instead set off a cataclysmic chain reaction involving millions. The sandpile seemed to have configured itself into a hypersensitive and peculiarly unstable condition in which the next falling grain could trigger a response of any size whatsoever.

Scientists refer to this as a critical state. The term critical state can mean the point at which water would go to ice or steam, or the moment that critical mass induces a nuclear reaction, etc.

But to physicists, [the critical state] has always been seen as a kind of theoretical freak and sideshow, a devilishly unstable and unusual condition that arises only under the most exceptional circumstances [in highly controlled experiments].... In the sandpile game, however, a critical state seemed to arise naturally through the mindless sprinkling of grains.

So, they asked themselves, could this phenomenon show up elsewhere? In the earth’s crust, triggering earthquakes… in wholesale changes in an ecosystem… or in a stock market crash?

Fingers of Instability

The scientists found that the size and timing of an avalanche depend on what they refer to as “fingers of instability”:

[A]fter the pile evolves into a critical state, many grains rest just on the verge of tumbling, and these grains link up into “fingers of instability” of all possible lengths. While many are short, others slice through the pile from one end to the other. So, the chain reaction triggered by a single grain might lead to an avalanche of any size whatsoever, depending on whether that grain fell on a short, intermediate, or long finger of instability.

Now we come to a critical point in our discussion. Read this next excerpt with the markets in mind (again, emphasis mine, and this is critical to our understanding of markets and change. Maybe you should read it two or three times.):

In this simplified setting of the sandpile, the power law also points to something else: the surprising conclusion that even the greatest of events have no special or exceptional causes. After all, every avalanche large or small starts out the same way, when a single grain falls and makes the pile just slightly too steep at one point. What makes one avalanche much larger than another has nothing to do with its original cause, and nothing to do with some special situation in the pile just before it starts. Rather, it has to do with the perpetually unstable organization of the critical state, which makes it always possible for the next grain to trigger an avalanche of any size.

Growing Sandpile

Now, let’s couple this idea with a few other concepts.

First, economist Dr. Hyman Minsky points out that stability leads to instability. The more comfortable we get with a given condition or trend, the longer it will persist. And then when the trend fails, the more dramatic the correction.

Long-term stability produces unstable financial arrangements. If we believe that tomorrow will be the same as last week, we are more willing to add debt or postpone savings in favor of current consumption.

Thus, says Minsky, the longer the period of stability, the higher the potential risk for even greater instability when market participants must change their behavior.

Relating this to our sandpile, the longer a critical state builds up in an economy, the greater the potential for a serious “avalanche.”

As I wrote in my “Train Wreck” series, (recap here). We are adding sand to not just one inevitably collapsing sandpile, but dozens and maybe hundreds of them. They will not keep growing forever.

I explained in Part 1 of that series, “Credit-Driven Train Wreck,” how a liquidity crisis will probably set off the chain of events that end in the Great Reset.

Which particular sandpile will fall first? It could be many, but I think high-yield corporate debt is the most likely. Millions of investors think they can collect those juicy yields and then be able to sell when trouble appears.

I think the mother of all Minsky moments is building. It will not be an instant sandpile collapse, but instead take years because we have $500 trillion of debt to work through.

Remember, that debt just can’t be pooped away. It is both money somebody owes and an asset on somebody else’s balance sheet. We can’t just take that away without huge consequences to culture and society.

But the fingers of instability, the total credit system, are seemingly growing with more red sand dots every month. All are inextricably linked. One day, another Thailand or Russia or something else (it makes no difference which) will start the cascade.


          Top 5 Factors That Determine The Cost of Modular Kitchen      Cache   Translate Page      

With the ever-increasing rise of housing projects and emergence of nuclear families, the view on home aesthetics is witnessing a revolutionary change.


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Una strada da percorrere «nell’interesse non solo dell’azienda, ma anche dei lavoratori e dei pazienti».


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Widespread outages are expected as utilities call for help and keep an eye on nuclear plants.
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          Xi y Putin piden garantías para Corea del Norte a cambio de desnuclearización      Cache   Translate Page      
Los presidentes de China, Xi Jinping, y Rusia, Vladímir Putin, pidieron hoy garantías para Corea del Norte a cambio de su desnuclearización, y junto al primer ministro japonés, Shinzo Abe, instaron a Pyongyang a aprovechar [...]
          This is the Terrifying Reality of America's 'Deadly, Dangerous and Destabilizing Role' in Global Arms Supply      Cache   Translate Page      
Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers.

Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities.

Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and the Middle East—if it means “illegal” refugees stop “pouring” in to the USA.

Yet, somehow, U.S. “commandos” were deployed to 149 countries in 2017 alone.

Worse, according to a 2016 International Criminal Court report, U.S. troops allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, and the U.S. military and CIA allegedly tortured at least 88 people in Poland, Romania, and other countries as well.

So why is it then that so many Americans work for private, for-profit companies profiting from war? And why are so many Americans invested financially in the merchants of death profiting from war and manufactured terror around the globe?

Perhaps it’s out of simple ignorance of a) not knowing where their money is invested and b) not knowing the U.S. companies that are manufacturing the weapons of death used by the U.S. and their frenemies around the world.

Enter CodePink’s new report, War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes, a handy guide to the companies that manufacture weapons, and who they are selling them to. The report is primarily focused on Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon—the largest military manufacturers in the U.S., and their deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt.

“The United States is the leading purveyor of arms sales, global war and militarism,” the report notes. “With 800 military bases in 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has a larger military budget than the next seven countries combined, as well as an arms industry that dominates the global arms trade.”

The report delves into each of the Big Five arms manufacturers and their role and involvement in the murders of civilians and children around the world. It seems what are heralded as symbols of freedom in the U.S. are viewed as symbols of absolute destruction and death to the children who bear witness to the violence inflicted upon their communities by, for example, Apache helicopters or Eagle fighters (Boeing-made combat aircraft supplied to Israel).

Of course, it doesn’t help when U.S. leaders make threats and brag about their military or economic power and their access to “the button.” For example, the ICC’s recent accusations inspired national security adviser John Bolton to threaten the ICC as “illegitimate” and that the U.S. “will respond against the ICC and its personnel.”

Current U.S. leadership actions weren’t without foreshadowing by America’s military leaders of ages past. “Those who measure security solely in terms of offensive capacity distort its meaning and mislead those who pay them heed,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared decades ago. “No modern nation has ever equaled the crushing offensive power attained by the German war machine in 1939,” he continued. “No modern nation was broken and smashed as was Germany six years later.”

It’s not just the arrogant language leaders use, but also the corruption of language. The report notes that, “Officially sanctioned terms like ‘defense’ and ‘security’ act as a subterfuge to diminish and camouflage the deadly, dangerous and destabilizing role that the United States is playing in the world.”

The cost of that coopting and corruption of language and perversion of justice and humanity resonates deeply throughout the world, on an emotional, economic, and even spiritual level. Even Eisenhower, the report also notes, said, “The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every State House, every office of the Federal government. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

So why is it, then, that so many Americans continue to work for the companies profiting from heinous wars? It probably isn’t Raytheon’s corny “Forget Silicon Valley: Working for a defense contractor is surprisingly cool” campaign that is attracting people to military subcontractors.

The numbers of people working in this sector—nearly half a million officially in the Big Five mentioned in the report—is troublesome considering the number of EPA employees who have left under the Trump administration: an “exodus” of over 1,600 employees who are refusing to be a part of the problem rather than the solution.

As Eisenhower said, “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.” That can start by moving your money—and your employment—to a different sector. But first, arm yourself with knowledge.

You can access the full CodePink report here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.


          Muestra Anual de Fotoperiodismo Argentino organizada por ARGRA      Cache   Translate Page      
Estel viernes 14 a las 19.30 hs, en el Centro Cultural, se inaugura la 29º Muestra Anual de Fotoperiodismo Argentino de ARGRA. Nos visitan Marcelo Ochoa  y Pablo Leguizamón   Tiene más de 150 fotografías en exposición seleccionadas entre más de 3.500 imágenes. Una foto de Pablo Leguizamón tomada durante la marcha antinuclear forma parte […]
           Japan’s New Ship-Based Interceptor Shoots Down a Ballistic Missile in Test       Cache   Translate Page      

As the State Department presses North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions, one neighbor isn’t taking any chances. The Japanese military, working with the U.S. Navy, shot down a mock ballistic missile with one of their new Atago-class destroyers on Tuesday.


          Título: Resonancia magnética: ¿con qué metales o prótesis no se puede realizar? - por: tucapital.es      Cache   Translate Page      
Según la web de la Comunidad de Madrid: Los implantes dentales no suponen un riesgo y permiten la realización de resonancias magnéticas. Mabel: Hola tengo q hacerme una resonancia nuclear en el hombro izquierdo y acaban de colocarme tres implantes en la boca que están esperando que el hueso suelde xq son muy recientes y quiero saber si puedo hacermela
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          UCLA's infatuation with diversity is a costly diversion from its true mission      Cache   Translate Page      

By Heather Mac Donald
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mac-donald-diversity-ucla-20180902-story.html
September 2, 2018



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Students who support the passage of a new diversity requirement proposal rallied at Meyerhoff Park in 2015.

If Albert Einstein applied for a professorship at UCLA today, would he be hired? The answer is not clear. Starting this fall, all faculty applicants to UCLA must document their contributions to “equity, diversity and inclusion.” (Next year, existing UCLA faculty will also have to submit an “equity, diversity and inclusion statement” in order to be considered for promotion, following the lead of five other UC campuses.) The mandatory statements will be credited in the same manner as the rest of an applicant’s portfolio, according to UCLA’s equity, diversity and inclusion office.

A contemporary Einstein may not meet the suggested evaluation criteria. Would his “job talk” — a presentation of one’s scholarly accomplishments — reflect his contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion? Unlikely. Would his research show, in the words of the evaluation template, the “potential to understand the barriers facing women and racial/ethnic minorities?” Also unlikely. Would he have participated in “service that applies up-to-date knowledge to problems, issues and concerns of groups historically underrepresented in higher education?” Sadly, he may have been focusing on the theory of general relativity instead. What about “utilizing pedagogies addressing different learning styles” or demonstrating the ability to “effectively teach and attract students from underrepresented communities”? Again, not at all guaranteed.

As the new mandate suggests, UCLA and the rest of the University of California have been engulfed by the diversity obsession. The campuses are infatuated with group identity and difference. Science and the empirical method, however, transcend just those trivialities of identity that UC now deems so crucial: “race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status,” to quote from the university’s Diversity Statement. The results of that transcendence speak for themselves: an astounding conquest of disease and an ever-increasing understanding of the physical environment. Unlocking the secrets of nature is challenge enough; scientists (and other faculty) should not also be tasked with a “social justice” mission.

But such a confusion of realms currently pervades American universities, and UC in particular. UCLA’s Intergroup Relations Office offers credit courses and “co-curricular dialogues” that encourage students to, you guessed it, “explore their own social identities (i.e. gender, race, nationality, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, social class, etc.) and associated positions within the campus community.” Even if exploring your social identity were the purpose of a college education (which it is not), it would be more fruitful to define that identity around accomplishments and intellectual passions — “budding mathematician,” say, or “history fanatic” — rather than gender and race.

Intergroup Relations is just the tip of the bureaucratic diversity iceberg. In 2015, UCLA created a vice chancellorship for equity, diversity and inclusion, funded at $4.3 million, according to figures published by the Millennial Review in 2017. (The EDI vice chancellor’s office did not have its current budget “at the ready,” a UCLA spokesman said, nor did Intergroup Relations.) Over the last two years, according to the Sacramento Bee’s state salary database, the diversity vice chancellor’s total pay, including benefits, has averaged $414,000, more than four times many faculty salaries. Besides his own staff, the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion presides over the Discrimination Prevention Office; BruinX, the “research and development arm of EDI”; faculty “equity advisors”; UCLA’s Title IX office; and a student advisory board. Various schools at UCLA, including medicine and dentistry, have their own diversity deans, whose job includes making sure that the faculty avoid “implicit bias in the hiring process,” in the words of the engineering school’s diversity dean.

These bureaucratic sinecures are premised on the idea that UCLA is rife with discrimination, from which an ever-growing number of victim groups need protection. The Intergroup Relations Office scours the horizon for “emerging social-identity-based intergroup conflicts,” according to its website. It has been hiring undergraduates and graduate students to raise their peers’ self-awareness of their “experiences with privilege and oppression.” These “diversity peer educators,” whose internship salaries come out of mandatory student fees, will host workshops on “toxic masculinity” and “intersectional identities” this fall. If UCLA is putting a comparable effort into organizing campus-wide workshops on the evolution of constitutional government or the significance of Renaissance humanism, it is keeping the effort out of sight.

Reality check: UCLA and the University of California are among the most tolerant, welcoming environments in human history for all races, ethnicities and genders. Every classroom, library and scientific laboratory is open to all qualified students on an equal basis. Far from discriminating against underrepresented minorities in admissions, UCLA and UC have sought tirelessly to devise surrogates for the explicit racial preferences banned in 1996 by Proposition 209. UCLA’s proportion of black undergraduates — 5% in 2016 — is less than one percentage point below the black share of California’s public high school graduates.

In 2016, 4% of UCLA’s faculty were black, 6.6% were Latino, 66% were white, and 18.6% were Asian. This distribution reflects the hiring pipeline, not hiring bias.

Blacks made up 4.7% of all doctorate recipients nationwide in 2006, 4.9% in 2010, and 5.2% in 2016, according to the National Science Foundation. But black PhDs have historically been concentrated in education; in the sciences, which make up a large proportion of the UCLA faculty, less so. In 2016, for example, 1% of all PhDs in computer science went to blacks, or 17 out of 1,659 doctorates, according to the Computing Research Assn. Many fields — nuclear physics, geophysics and seismology and neuropsychology, for instance — had no black PhDs at all.

Given such numbers, it is unrealistic to assume that every academic department at UCLA will perfectly mirror the state’s demographic makeup, absent discrimination. And yet the equity, diversity and inclusion office puts every member of a faculty search committee through time-consuming implicit bias training.

The ultimate solution to any absence of proportional representation in higher education is to close the academic skills gap. In 2015, only 14% of black eighth graders in California and 13% of Latino eighth graders scored as proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress math test, compared with 57% of Asians and 43% of whites. In reading, 16% of black eighth graders and 18% of Latino eighth graders were proficient or above, compared with 50% of Asians and 44% of whites. Such gaps have been constant over many decades.

It does not do UCLA’s students any favors to teach them to see bias where there is none. UC’s diversity bureaucracy is a costly diversion from the true mission of higher education: passing on to students, with joy and gratitude, the treasures of our cultural inheritance and expanding the boundaries of knowledge.

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her latest book, “The Diversity Delusion,” goes on sale Tuesday.

          Russia expects IAEA to ensure implementation of Iran nuclear agreement      Cache   Translate Page      
According to the Russian diplomat, the IAEA report suggests that Tehran continues to follow all stipulations provided by the JCPOA
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          Make it so!       Cache   Translate Page      
Make it so!

by digby




Greg Sargent points out a revealing anecdote in the Woodward book:
Woodward recounts that then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson repeatedly argued against pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, informing Trump that Iran was complying with it. But on multiple occasions, Trump responded by simply repeating the phrase, “They’re in violation,” as if he could make this true through force of will. 
The scenes bring to mind the schoolyard bully who keeps belligerently spouting false things in his prey’s face to force him to capitulate and repeat the lie himself, confirming his total submission. Only in this case, the bullying assertion formed the basis for a critical geopolitical decision that could have enormously important long term consequences.
If the King says it's true then it's true.

And, by the way, the "grown-ups" didn't stop him. 

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          Nuclear Plants, Toxic Waste Sites Under Threat as Florence Readies 'Mike Tyson Punch to Carolina Coast'      Cache   Translate Page      
Jon Queally, staff writer
With reports of skyscraper-likes waves out at sea, the potential for historic coastal surges and rainfall, and severe threats to vulnerable nuclear plants and other industrial waste sites—a behemoth Hurricane Florence is fast-approaching the southeastern U.S. coast on Wednesday as weather experts and emergency management officials intensifying their warnings about the dangers the storm poses.
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          One tweet away from Armageddon      Cache   Translate Page      
One tweet away from Armageddon

by digby




When a simpleton runs the world:

According to Woodward, the president is obsessed by the fact that the U.S. pays $3.5 billion a year to station troops in South Korea as a first line of defense against the North. "I don't know why they're there," he said at one meeting. "Let's bring them all home." At another meeting, Secretary of Defense James Mattis starkly why the U.S. has 28,000 troops in Korea: "We're doing this in order to prevent World War III."

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." - President Trump at the United Nation, Sept. 19, 2017

The standoff with North Korea has been eased, for the moment, by the Singapore Summit, which brought together two leaders who had been trading nuclear threats and schoolyard insults.

Trump: "'Rocket Man' is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime."

The president later made that "Little Rocket Man" on Twitter, which he told Rob Porter "may be my best ever." When Porter asked if it might provoke Kim, according to Woodward, the president replied, "It's leader versus leader, man versus man, me versus Kim."

The most dangerous moment of the standoff, Woodward says, came when the president went to work on another tweet: "He drafts a tweet saying 'We are going to pull out dependents from South Korea ... Family members of the 28,000 people there.'"

That tweet was never sent, because of a back channel message from North Korea that it would regard a pullout of dependents as a sign the U.S. was preparing to attack. "At that moment there was a sense of profound alarm in the Pentagon leadership that, 'My God, one tweet and we have reliable information that the North Koreans are going to read this as an attack is imminent,'" Woodward said.

I wonder how that happened, exactly?

I mean, does the president draft foreign policy tweets and have people look them over? How did it come to pass that he never sent it? Did someone rush in with the "back channel" news that it would start World War III? Maybe the book answers that question. I hope so because I think we are all under the impression that Trump runs his twitter feed as he sees fit, with some assists from his social media guys who send out the odd endorsement tweet or anodyne public announcement. If he actually drafts them and circulates them it would be nice to know what that process is.

Anyway, assuming this is true, it's scary as hell. Trump's obsession with what he calls "wasting money" is based upon his total ignorance about .... well, everything. He came up with one big idea --- that America is being screwed by other countries --- about 30 years ago and is too goddamned dumb to ever learn anything else.

Recall this:
According to Woodward, Trump at one point asked his military leaders why the United States couldn't just withdraw from the Korean Peninsula. They explained to him that it would mean we wouldn't know about North Korean missile launches for 15 minutes rather than learning about them almost instantly, within seven seconds. This is the flap that led Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reportedly suggest Trump was intellectually and temperamentally akin to “a fifth- or sixth-grader."

What The Washington Post's story Tuesday didn't detail, though, is that this exchange didn't happen early in Trump's presidency; it came on Jan. 19, 2018 — almost exactly one full year into it. It came months after North Korea had threatened an attack on Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean. It also came a couple months after North Korea said it had developed a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach the continental United States.

What got Mattis's goat, according to the book, was that he felt like they'd had this exact conversation many times before, and Trump refused to either remember or process it. As Mattis explained the reasons for a U.S.-South Korean alliance, Trump repeatedly returned to the idea that the United States is running a trade deficit with South Korea — suggesting the alliance was hurting the American economy. Mattis tried to explain that having troops in South Korea was actually the most cost-effective — and effective, period — means of preventing World War III. Trump, who often seems to misunderstand what exactly a trade deficit means, wouldn't have it.

"But we're losing so much money in trade with South Korea and others,” Trump pushes back at one point, according to Woodward.

At another: “We're spending massive amounts for very rich countries who aren't burden-sharing."

And at another: “I think we could be so rich if we weren't so stupid. We're being played [as] suckers, especially NATO."

Trump would argue this was merely him “question[ing] everybody and everything,” but it didn't seem to come off that way to Mattis. According to Woodward's reporting, it seemed to be Trump asking the same dumb middle-school-esque questions for the millionth time. And it drew a curt rebuke from Mattis that took those in the room aback.

The president of the United States is a stupid, spoiled rich heir to a fortune who never, ever picks up a tab, who tips like a miser and treats anyone without money like a servant. We all know people like that. That's the vision he has for America. Only, in this case, he's going to end up getting us all killed.



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NĂM THỨ 8 (2018-2019)

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Năm thứ 8 của VASFCESR

Ngày 8 tháng 9, 2018

Thưa quí vị làm việc thiện nguyện:

Quỹ Khuyến Học Việt Mỹ (VASF-Vietnamese American Scholarship Fund) và Trung Tâm Khuyến Khích Tự Lập (CESR- Center for the Encouragement of Self-Reliance) là hai tổ chức thiện nguyện nhỏ do một gia đình người Mỹ gốc Việt quyết tâm dùng tiền để dành của mình giúp xã hội dân sự và người Việt kém may mắn.

Chương trình chung của VASF và CESR viết là VASFCESR, xin gửi tới quí vị văn kiện này để quí vị hoặc thân hữu sử dụng nếu thấy hợp hoàn cảnh. Quí vị cũng có thể khuyến khích người thiện nguyện khác hoặc hội thiện nguyện khác sử dụng nếu hợp hoàn cảnh.

Văn kiện này gồm các mục:

· Số tiền dự kiến cho năm thứ 8 (2018-2019)

· VASF và CESR là ai?

· Điều kiện tham dự

· Ai có thể nhận “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng”?

· Ai không thể nhận “Thách đố -Cộng hưởng”?

· Cách làm đơn

· Quá trình liên hệ của bạn với chương trình VASFCESR trong những năm qua

· Thư bảo lãnh của hai nhân sĩ đáng kính

· Đơn nào là ưu tiên?

· Làm cách nào để biết đơn không bị loại?

· Ai là người xét đơn?

· Khi nào thì nhận được tiền?

· Ai là người giám sát?

A. Số tiền dự kiến cho năm thứ 8 (2018-2019) và cách phát của chương trình “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng” của VASFCESR

Đây là năm thứ tám chúng tôi làm việc này. Ngân sách dự kiến là 200,000 USD (hai trăm ngàn).

Vì chúng tôi có ít tiền và cũng không quyên góp của ai, cách chúng tôi sử dụng là “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng”, nghĩa là chúng tôi sẽ cộng hưởng với bạn nếu bạn làm thiện nguyện nhiều hơn, hoặc ngược lại, chúng tôi đóng một số tiền rồi thách bạn làm việc thiện nguyện nhiều hơn. Kết quả là phải làm được việc thiện nguyện đúng như đã hứa hoặc được yêu cầu.

VASFCESR sẽ đóng góp từ 1 đến 10 ngàn USD cho các công tác dân sự thiện nguyện của bạn nếu bạn có chương trình làm nhiều hơn năm ngoái giúp người Việt có nhu cầu. Tiền này sẽ được gửi 50% trước ngày 31/12/2018 khi đơn của bạn được chấp nhận và 50% sau ngày 31/3/2019 khi chúng tôi thanh tra thấy bạn làm việc đúng như lời hứa.

B. VASF và CESR là ai?

Gia đình TS Phùng Liên Đoàn (kỹ sư nguyên tử) thành lập Quỹ Khuyến Học Việt Mỹ (VASF) năm 1988 và Trung Tâm Khuyến Khích Tự Lập (CESR) năm 1997, dùng tiền dành dụm của chính mình để giúp đồng bào Việt Nam kém may mắn trong những lúc cần thiết nhất. VASF và CESR đã được chính phủ Mỹ công nhận là tổ chức nhân đạo loại 501(c) (3).

Vì là tổ chức tư, nhỏ và ít người làm việc, chúng tôi nghiệm rằng cách giúp được nhiều người Việt nhất là dựa vào công tác thiện nguyện của các nhóm nhỏ trong nước có tiếp cận hằng ngày với đồng bào có nhu cầu. VASF và CESR không có trang mạng.

Ngoài việc tuân thủ pháp luật tại những nơi hoạt động (chủ yếu là Mỹ và Việt Nam), VASF và CESR không có dính líu gì và không nhận tiền hoặc chỉ thị của bất cứ tổ chức đảng phái hay tôn giáo nào, kể cả chính phủ. Cho tới nay, 99.5% tiền của VASF và CESR là do gia đình đóng góp; số 0.5% là do thân hữu đóng góp. Phí tổn hành chính của VASF và CESR thì ít hơn 0.2% kể từ năm 1989. Chính ông Đoàn bỏ rất nhiều thì giờ làm việc tự nguyện ngày đêm không lương suốt 50 năm qua và nhất là sau khi về hưu. Ông Đoàn và gia đình không là hội viên của bất cứ đảng phái hay tôn giáo nào. Nguyện vọng suốt đời của ông Đoàn là giúp nước Việt Nam và người Việt theo lương tâm của mình.

Từ năm 1989, VASF đã xây nhiều trường học và phát nhiều ngàn học bổng và giải thưởng tại Việt Nam và Mỹ, cùng là giúp một số học giả nghiên cứu các vấn đề Việt Nam. VASF đã lập huy chương quốc tế có tên là Weinberg để cổ súy việc dùng năng lượng hạt nhân phụng sự hòa bình và nhờ hội Hạt Nhân Mỹ (American Nuclear Society) phát mỗi hai năm một lần. VASF đã giúp đúc chuông 6 tấn tại Nhật và đem treo vĩnh viễn tại công viên của tỉnh Oak Ridge bang Tennessee, để ghi nhớ kỷ niệm xấu của chiến tranh đánh lén tại Pearl Harbor và bom nguyên tử tại Hiroshima-Nagasaki. (Oak Ridge là một địa điểm tại Mỹ sản xuất vật liệu cho bom nguyên tử.) VASF đã lập học bổng và giải thưởng phát hằng năm tại 5 trường đại học Mỹ để khuyến khích sinh viên có gốc Việt theo đuổi học tập. VASF đã phát nhiều trăm giải thưởng cho học sinh trung tiểu học tại Tennessee và California để khuyến khích các cháu học tiếng Việt và sử Việt. VASF đã lập giải thưởng Balaban cộng tác với hội Nôm Preservation Foundation trong việc phát học bổng và khuyến khích học giả và sinh viên Việt khảo cứu các tài liệu chữ Nôm. Thành phố Oak Ridge thuộc bang Tennessee tại Mỹ đã trao giải thưởng International Friendship Bell cho VASF năm 2001.

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Chuông 6 tấn Friendship Bell được treo tại công viên Oak Ridge,

Tennessee, USA để “vĩnh viễn” kỷ niệm việc Nhật đánh lén tại Pearl Harbor và Mỹ thả bom nguyên tử tại Hiroshima và Nagasaki. VASF đã bảo trợ một phần chương trình phụng sự hòa bình này.

Từ năm 1997 CESR, cũng gọi là FESR (Fund for the Encouragement of Self-Reliance) đã cộng tác với nhiều hội NGO người Việt tại Mỹ giúp đồng bào Việt Nam khắp ba miền đất nước đào giếng, xây trường, làm nhà vệ sinh, mổ xẻ các ca khuyết tật và giúp nhiều cộng đồng trong nước thực hiện các công tác lá lành đùm lá rách. CESR cũng đã trợ giúp các hội cứu trợ nạn nhân của việc buôn người Việt tại Trung Quốc, Đài Loan, Mã Lai, Nga, và nhiều nơi khác. Đặc biệt là CESR đã giúp thiết lập Trung Tâm Khuyến Khích Tự Lập (TTKKTL) tại Huế từ năm 1999, phát nhiều ngàn áo ấm mùa đông cho trẻ em nghèo, phát nhiều ngàn học bổng cho học sinh của các hộ nghèo tự lập, xây trường mẫu giáo, và giúp hơn 30 ngàn gia đình nghèo sản xuất buôn bán tự lập tại hơn 40 địa bàn quanh thành phố Huế. TTKKTL đã cộng tác với quản lý các chợ tại Huế xây nhà vệ sinh sạch có bảo trì để đóng góp cho sức khỏe của cộng đồng. TTKKTL cũng cộng tác với phụ huynh các trường tại Huế và quanh Huế dạy bơi cho 1,000 học sinh mỗi năm để giảm thiểu nạn chết đuối nước trong những trận lụt hằng năm tại Huế. Năm 2008 TTKKTL được Liên Hiệp Quốc trao giải thưởng UN Habitat- Civil Society Innovation.

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Giải thưởng của Liên Hiệp Quốc phát cho FESR năm 2008 về các thành tựu tại Huế

[Tin mới nhất: Năm 2017 VASFCESR khám phá là đội ngũ được tín nhiệm nhiều năm tại TTKKTL đã lợi dụng sự tín nhiệm đó để hối lạm hơn 1.5 tỉ VND một cách hệ thống từ 2011 tới 2016. VASFCESR đã giải thể TTKKTL sau 18 năm để thành lập một nhóm thiện nguyên mới trong nước theo bộ luật 2012 của Việt Nam.]

Hiện nay VASFCESR đang cộng tác với khoảng 60 hội nhỏ trong và ngoài nước Việt Nam tiếp tục các công tác thiện nguyện, chủ yếu là huấn luyện kỹ năng sống, dạy bơi, dạy nghề, giúp trẻ em bị xâm hại, tiếp cận người tàn tật, xây WCs, tạo nước uống sạch, giữ vệ sinh cộng đồng và bảo vệ môi trường. Nói chung, VASFCESR nhằm giúp các hoạt động dân sự do người dân giúp người dân, giúp xã hội dân sự, và bảo vệ môi trường. Đặc biệt VASFCESR đã cộng tác với các trưởng Hướng Đạo tiếp cận với giới trẻ tại mỗi địa phương nhỏ để tiếp tay nhà trường huấn luyện cho các em kỹ năng sống, cách suy nghĩ và làm việc với tinh thần đóng góp cho xã hội và giúp người nghèo.

Chúng tôi hô hào mọi người cộng hưởng làm việc với tấm lòng lá lành đùm lá rách, với ý chí thành thật thanh liêm, và dùng phương pháp nhắm vào bẩy yếu tố gây được hạnh phúc cho con người mà Liên Hiệp Quốc đã cổ súy. Đó là, con người có hạnh phúc khi cảm thấy an toàn về nhu cầu (1) có cái ăn, (2) có sức khỏe, (3) có nghề nghiệp, (4) có an ninh cá nhân, (5) có cộng đồng hài hòa, (6) có môi trường sạch và (7) có cơ chế xã hội công bằng dân chủ.

Hiện VASFCESR chủ trương viết sách gồm các đề tài về hạnh phúc có thực trong nước và trên thế giới; được soạn lại cho ngắn gọn, dễ đọc; để làm sách “gối đầu giường” cho giới trẻ và người bình dân; với mục đích đào tạo một lớp công dân tự học làm người chân chính của nước Việt Nam.

Nhiều chính quyền địa phương tại Vietnam cũng như tại Mỹ, và nhiều hội NGOs đã trao giải thưởng Bác Ái cho CESR và VASF.

C. Cần có bạn tiếp tay

Chúng tôi không phải là “đại gia” mà chỉ là một gia đình làm ăn bình thường, không nhiều tiền, nhưng chúng tôi dành dụm tiền kiếm được và cắt nghĩa cho con cháu là chúng sẽ hạnh phúc hơn nếu tự lập và biết cha mẹ dành tiền giúp người kém may mắn hơn.

Chúng tôi mong nhiều người cùng hoàn cảnh, nay con cháu không giầu nhưng tự lập, tiếp tay với chúng tôi làm chương trình này lớn rộng hơn. Đóng góp của bạn sẽ được trừ thuế, và chúng tôi sẽ tiếp tay làm từ thiện theo ý của bạn; ví dụ, giúp cho làng xã và trường học của bạn.

D. Điều Kiện tham dự

Các đơn nhận “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng” phải hội đủ các điều kiện sau:

  1. Là một nhóm thiện nguyện dân sự, phi chính phủ, không do chính phủ lập ra và không bị chi phối bởi quan chức của chính phủ.
  2. Không hoạt động chính trị, tôn giáo, đảng phái.
  3. Đã giúp cộng đồng dân sự hoặc người Việt kém may mắn trong nước hoặc ngoài nước được hơn một năm với chứng từ rõ ràng về tài chánh và kết quả.
  4. Có thể đóng góp so với số tiền VASFCESR thách đố theo tỉ lệ chí ít là 1:1 bằng tiền “mới” hoặc thì giờ thiện nguyện “nhiều hơn”. Mới có nghĩa là “nhiều hơn năm 2018” về tiền và công sức. Nếu là công sức thì phải tính ra tiền mặt một cách hợp hoàn cảnh, hợp lý.
  5. Sẽ không dùng tiền của VASFCESR trả lương bổng hoặc phí tổn văn phòng. Nhưng phí tổn đặc thù cho chương trình có VASFCESR thách đố thì được phép.
  6. Nộp hồ sơ qua điện thư trước ngày 15 tháng 10 năm 2018, 24:00 (giờ California), tức 14:00 giờ Việt Nam ngày 16 tháng 10 năm 2017. Đơn gửi trễ ngày giờ thì sẽ không được cứu xét.

E. Ai có thể nhận “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng”?

  1. Người hoặc một nhóm người, trong nước hoặc ngoài nước, không phải là do chính phủ lập ra, đã hoặc đang giúp cho xã hội, giáo dục, môi trường hoặc người Việt có nhu cầu để họ có thể tự lập.
  2. Người hoặc một nhóm người thực hiện các công tác giúp người Việt thực hiện phần nào bẩy yếu tố an ninh con người do Liên Hiệp Quốc quảng bá mà VASFCESR gọi là yếu tố hạnh phúc như diễn tả ở trên.

F. Ai không thể nhận “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng”?

  1. Người hoặc một nhóm người do chính phủ lập ra hoặc bị quan chức chi phối.
  2. Người hoặc một nhóm người làm chính trị hoặc được hiểu bởi chúng tôi là có màu sắc chính trị. (Tuy nhiên, chúng tôi công nhận ai cũng có quyền cổ vũ cho quyền con người.)
  3. Người hoặc một nhóm người đã không thực hiện đúng những cam kết với chúng tôi trong những năm trước.
  4. Người hoặc một nhóm người đã nhận “thách đố - cộng hưởng” hơn 5 năm hoặc hơn 50,000 USD và đã chứng tỏ được là nhóm người có sức làm việc thiết thực và bền vững.

G. Cách làm đơn

Đơn không dài quá 12 trang, khổ chữ không nhỏ hơn chuẩn Microsoft 11 (font > =11); các dòng cách nhau hơn 1.5 hàng (line spacing >=1.5) như văn kiện này.

Phụ bản A là một mẫu dàn bài. Đơn phải diễn tả các mục sau:

1. Hội đủ các điều kiện: Tóm tắt ngay đầu đơn ghi rõ nơi nào trong đơn đã diễn tả chi tiết việc hội điều kiện đó. Chú ý: Có đơn nhắm mắt viết bừa là hội đủ điều kiện nhưng không chứng thực được điều đó. Đơn đó bị loại.

2. Tóm tắt cách tổ chức của nhóm, mục đích, tầm nhìn, chương trình ngắn hạn và dài hạn, nhân sự. Nói “làm thiện nguyện” thì chưa đủ. Bạn còn phải diễn tả làm thiện nguyện gì, như thế nào, dùng phương pháp nào, hiệu quả ra sao, kiểm tra cách nào.

3. Nội qui của nhóm (Bylaws). Phụ Lục A đề nghị một Bảng Nội Qui mẫu. Rất quan trọng là các quyết định minh bạch, không mâu thuẫn lợi ích, kiểm tra lẫn nhau, không “làm láo, báo cáo hay”!

[Chú ý: Rất nhiều nhóm thiện nguyện nhỏ mắc lỗi mâu thuẫn lợi ích vì người đứng đầu không biết cách tôn trọng ý kiến của cộng sự. Họ báo cáo rất hay, kèm nhiều hình ảnh, nhưng rút cục vẫn chỉ một người làm mọi việc, và từ đó nạn độc tài và hối lạm phát sinh.]

4. Diễn tả chương trình, mục đích, cách làm, ngân sách và nhân sự. Kết quả trong những năm qua, các khó khăn còn tồn tại,

5. Ngân sách: Bạn cần dành nguyên một trang làm một ngân sách thực tế gồm bốn cột: (1) năm 2017 (đúng như đã xảy ra), (2) 2018 (thực tế tới tháng 9 và phỏng đoán cho tới cuối năm), (3) 2019 (dự trù), và (4) năm 2019 so với 2018. Sự sai biệt giữa các cột sẽ cho chúng tôi biết các con số của bạn là thật hay ngụy tạo. Chúng cũng cho biết bạn có thể làm “nhiều hơn” như tuyên bố không. Chúng còn cho biết khả năng lập trình của bạn và bạn có thực tế, thành thật, rành mạch và đáng tin hay không.

Lý do là chúng tôi thách đố và khuyến khích bạn làm nhiều hơn để giúp xã hội chung quanh bạn, vì “lá lành đùm lá rách” và vì phải biết đoàn kết thì mới được “ba cây chụm lại nên hòn núi cao”! Xã hội ngày nay đã khác nhiều so với 10 -20 năm trước. Nay ta có rất nhiều người có tài, giầu, và muốn đóng góp. Bạn phải dùng mọi phương cách động viên họ tiếp tay với bạn.

6. Phải có hai thư bảo lãnh của hai nhân sĩ đáng kính. Mỗi thư chỉ được phép 1 trang và kèm tiểu sử 1 trang. Bốn trang này không kể vào số 12 trang của đơn. [Chú ý: Nếu bạn đã nhờ hai nhân sĩ trong năm qua thì năm nay bạn phải nhờ hai nhân sĩ khác. Như vậy mới là bành trướng tiếng thơm của bạn cho nhiều người biết.]

H. Quá trình liên hệ với chương trình VASFCESR trong những năm qua

1. Nếu bạn chưa khi nào nhận thách đố của VASFCESR thì xin viết rõ như vậy và cắt nghĩa sẽ làm được gì nhiều hơn so với khi không có cộng hưởng của VASFCESR.

2. Nếu bạn được VASFCESR “Thách đố - Cộng hưởng” trong bất cứ năm nào trong 7 năm qua (2011-2017), bạn cần diễn tả từng năm các việc sau:

· Năm nào, bao nhiêu tiền, được thách gì, đã hứa gì, kết quả ra sao, ai đã là giám sát viên, ai là nhân sĩ bảo đảm sự trung thực của bạn. (Nếu bạn có kèm hình ảnh thì phải chú thích ngày tháng và diễn tả những hình ảnh đó.)

· Chữ ký của giám sát và nhân sĩ cam kết những gì bạn viết là có thực.

I. Thư bảo lãnh của hai nhân sĩ đáng kính

Bạn cần 2 nhân sĩ bảo lãnh. Không được nhờ các nhân sĩ đã nhờ trong quá khứ. Mỗi nhân sĩ cần viết một lá thư với nội dung là “biết và bảo lãnh” công việc của bạn và kèm một trang tiểu sử. Bốn trang này có thể dùng font nhỏ (ví dụ, 10, 9) và không kể vào số 12 trang giới hạn của đơn. Nếu bạn chọn nhân sĩ “bù nhìn” và viết thư để họ ký, thì đơn của bạn sẽ tức khắc bị loại.

Người hoặc một nhóm người thiện nguyện thực lòng giúp người nghèo thì người lương thiện nào cũng quý mến, tiếp tay trong khả năng của mình. Chúng tôi muốn thấy bạn được công nhận như vậy, nhất là bởi những người đáng kính chung quanh bạn, những người biết bạn thực là người/nhóm có lòng, có tài, và có phương pháp giúp ích xã hội. Có thư của người đáng kính đó sẽ khiến chúng tôi yên tâm làm việc với bạn mà không sợ bị gian trá, vì thực tế trong 7 năm qua chúng tôi đã trải qua nhiều đơn và việc làm không thành thật.

Người đáng kính phải là người có lòng, có học, có địa vị đáng kính trong xã hội (như giáo sư, bác sĩ, kỹ sư, nhà kinh doanh, nhà tu…) và chưa hề bị tai tiếng vì bê tha, vì lường gạt, vì nhẫn tâm với các bất công. Người này không phải là người thân của bạn, người có chức vị trong tổ chức của bạn. Người này phải đọc đơn của bạn và đề nghị thay đổi nếu cần. Người này có quyền xem xét các tài liệu của bạn và sẵn sàng chứng thực các tài liệu đó là thật. Người này sẽ được nhận báo cáo tiến triển công việc của bạn hằng tháng hay ba tháng một lần. Tuy nhiên, người này sẽ không có trách nhiệm liên đới nếu bạn bị truy tố về hành vi sai trái, trừ phi người đó đồng lõa với các sai trái đó.

Nếu báo cáo vào tháng 3/2019 của bạn có chứng thực của nhân sĩ bảo đảm là "đã đọc và nhận thấy báo cáo là thực" thì việc gửi 50% tiền còn lại sẽ nhanh chóng hơn, sau khi chính chúng tôi kiểm tra. Chúng tôi sẽ cho người tới tận nơi bạn làm việc để thanh tra việc làm và việc tiêu tiền của bạn trong năm 2018 từ 01/01/2019 tới 01/03/2019.

J. Đơn nào là ưu tiên?

Chúng tôi mong bạn là đối tượng xứng đáng để chúng tôi ”thách đố - cộng hưởng” việc giúp người Việt có nhu cầu hoặc giúp xã hội dân sự Việt Nam. Các ưu tiên của chúng tôi như sau:

  1. Ưu tiên 1: Dành cho các công việc thiện nguyện trong nước đã làm có hiệu quả hơn một năm giúp xã hội hoặc người Việt có nhu cầu tự lập. Với sức hạn chế, chúng tôi không thể cộng hưởng với những công tác loại “phát chẩn, bố thí”, ngay cả “phát học bổng”, mà không có đòi hỏi và kiểm chứng người hưởng lợi cố gắng tự lập để mai sau đóng góp cho xã hội.
  2. Ưu tiên 2 (cao hơn): Ưu tiên cao hơn là dành cho những hoạt động nhằm nâng cao dân trí - dân khí - dân sinh bằng cách cổ vũ tự lập và nhắm vào bẩy yếu tố gây hạnh phúc cho con người đã được Liên Hiệp Quốc phổ biến. Dân trí dân khí sẽ cao hơn khi phần lớn người dân trong xã hội cảm thấy hạnh phúc.
  3. Ưu tiên 3: Ưu tiên cao nhất là dành cho những hội dân sự trong nước cộng tác với nhau và với những hội NGOs ngoài nước để phô trương tinh thần đoàn kết, giúp đỡ nhau dùng các phương pháp tốt nhất thực hiện các mục đích như trên giúp người Việt và xã hội Việt Nam.

Chúng tôi miễn xét đơn của những tổ chức chính trị (theo chúng tôi hiểu) hoặc có liên quan mật thiết với những người có lợi ích tôn giáo, đảng phái. Tuy nhiên, chúng tôi ủng hộ các hoạt động dân sự giúp người nghèo, giúp dân oan, giúp người lao động, giúp trẻ em và người già.

K. Làm cách nào để biết đơn không bị loại?

Vì chúng tôi làm việc thiện nguyện không lương, không có trang mạng, có ít tiền và ít thì giờ, chúng tôi không thể trả lời các câu hỏi hoặc điện thoại của từng người. Bạn cần đọc kỹ bản loan tin này, và nếu còn thắc mắc thì hỏi thêm các hội bạn đã có liên lạc trong quá trình làm việc thiện nguyện của bạn.

Chúng tôi chia xẻ là trong 7 năm qua, những đơn bị loại là những đơn không làm theo yêu cầu của hướng dẫn này. Ví dụ, đơn bị loại vì:

1. Không hội một hay nhiều điều kiện liệt kê. [ví dụ về các yêu cầu là: không chính trị, đã làm việc hơn 1 năm, có sức cộng hưởng bằng tiền và lao động, không mâu thuẫn lợi ích, thành thật, có hai nhân sĩ bảo đảm …]

2. Tự tuyên dương quá trớn hoặc có dấu hiệu man trá giấu giếm trong thông tin.

3. Viết cẩu thả, không đúng văn phạm, không chấm câu, không có số trang, không có chữ ký.

Vì thế, bạn nên cẩn thận viết đơn hết sức thực tế, chính xác, trung thực, được người bảo đảm duyệt chi.

L. Ai là người xét đơn?

Thành viên Hội Đồng Quản Trị của VASF và CESR (như có địa chỉ ở trang đầu) và bạn hữu sẽ xét đơn từ 15/10/2018 tới 30/11/2018. Chúng tôi mong có thân hữu tình nguyện tiếp tay xét đơn một cách trong sáng và minh bạch. (Xin liên lạc thẳng với chúng tôi). Tuy nhiên, vì là tổ chức thiện nguyện tư và nhỏ, mọi quyết định của chúng tôi là cuối cùng, không thể tranh cãi dưới bất cứ hình thức nào.

Trân trọng,

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Phùng Liên Đoàn, PhD, PE

Chủ Tịch Hội Đồng Quản Trị VASFCESR (thiện nguyện không lương)

dlp.vasfcesr@gmail.com

Phụ Lục A: Dàn bài mẫu cho đơn

Đơn phải ngắn hơn 12 trang (cộng 4 trang thư và tiểu sử của hai nhân sĩ đáng kính bảo trợ). Dùng khổ chữ Microsoft 11 hoặc lớn hơn, dòng cách nhau 1.5 hàng hay rộng hơn. Những nơi có bảng thì có thể dùng chữ nhỏ hơn.

Tên của tổ chức: ……………………………………………………………………………………

Người đứng đầu: ……………………………………………………………………………………

Địa chỉ: …………………………………………………………………………………………………

Email: ………………………..…………………………………………………………………………

Telephone: ……………………………………………………………………………………………

1.0 Xin cam đoan (đánh dấu “x” khâu nào là có thể cam đoan và ghi rõ sẽ cắt nghĩa tại trang số mấy)

⌂. Chúng tôi là một tổ chức (nhóm) dân sự, không do chính phủ lập ra và không bị chi phối bởi một viên chức nào của chính phủ. [xin xem trang …]

⌂. Chúng tôi không hoạt động chính trị/tôn giáo/đảng phái [xin xem trang…]

⌂. Chúng tôi đã hoạt động giúp người cộng đồng/ người Việt có nhu cầu từ_ [xin xem trang ..]

⌂. Chúng tôi cam đoan có thể kiếm được thêm tiền và tìm được thêm tình nguyện viên nhiều hơn, để số tiền tương đương nhiều hơn ấy có thể cộng hưởng chí ít là tỉ lệ 1:1 với đóng góp của VASFCESR [Xin xem trang …]

⌂. Chúng tôi sẽ không dùng tiền của VASFCESR để trả lương của những người hiện đang có lương. Mọi tiêu pha sẽ nhắm vào công tác [Xin xem trang….]

⌂. Chúng tôi đã đính kèm thư và tiểu sử của hai nhân sĩ đáng kính đã biết việc làm của chúng tôi và đồng ý bảo trợ công tác trung thực của chúng tôi suốt năm. [Xin xem trang …]

⌂. Chúng tôi hiểu đơn này sẽ bị loại nếu không gửi trước 24:00, 15/10/ 2018, giờ California [tức trước 14:00, 16/10/2018, giờ Vietnam].

2.0 Diễn tả nhóm và hoạt động

2.1 Tổ chức, chương trình và nhân sự

· Mục đích: Mục đích của chúng tôi là ……

· Tầm nhìn của chúng tôi là ….( viễn cảnh của mục đích về lâu về dài)

· Mục đích cho năm 2019 của chúng tôi là …..(diễn tả cho chi tiết và chính xác)

· Sau 2019 chúng tôi còn muốn tiếp tục những việc ………..và làm thêm những việc ….

· Ba nhân sự chính của chúng tôi là (chú ý: ngụy tạo sẽ bị loại bỏ ngay.)

   Người 1

   Tên

   Địa chỉ, Email

   CMT

   ĐT

   Người 2

   Tên

   Địa chỉ, Email

   CMT

   ĐT

   Người 3

   Tên

   Địa chỉ, Email

   CMT

   ĐT

   Chức vụ:…..

   Chức vụ: ………..

   Chức vụ: ……

   Khả năng về học vấn

   và kinh nghiệm: ….

   Khả năng về học vấn

   và kinh nghiệm: ……

   Khả năng về học vấn

   và kinh nghiệm: ……

   Đã làm với nhóm … năm

   Đã làm với nhóm … năm

   Đã làm với nhóm … năm

   Lương

   Lương

   Lương

   Chú thích:

   Chú thích:

   Chú thích:

2.2 Luật lệ của tổ chức (nhóm)

Luật lệ mẫu

(Bạn có thể làm theo cách của bạn. Nếu có rồi thì tóm tắt lại cho khỏi quá dài)

Thông tin chính

Tên của tổ chức (nhóm): ……………………………………………………………………………

Các hoạt động chính ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Các chức vụ trong tổ chức (nhóm)

   Chức vụ

   Chủ  tịch/Giám     đốc

   Tên

   Địa chỉ

   Email

   ĐT

   Chữ ký

   Phó

   Tên

   Địa chỉ

   Email

   ĐT

   Chữ ký

   Kế toán/kiểm tra

   Tên

   Địa chỉ

   Email

   ĐT

   Chữ ký

Trách nhiệm và quyền hạn

Chủ tịch (hay Giám đốc…)

· Công việc là ….

· Quyền hạn gồm ….

· Trách nhiệm gồm …

Phó

· Công việc là ….

· Quyền hạn gồm ….

· Trách nhiệm gồm …

Kế toán/kiểm tra

· Công việc là ….

· Quyền hạn gồm ….

· Trách nhiệm gồm …

Cách kiểm tra lẫn nhau

Chúng tôi kiểm tra nhau bằng những kỷ luật sau:

1. Quyết định quan trọng và các tiêu pha tiền bạc thì phải có chứng cứ trên giấy tờ có đề ngày tháng.

2. Sẽ tránh mâu thuẫn lợi ích: ví như không có người nhà phê chuẩn cho nhau; kế toán/kiểm tra làm việc độc lập, không bị người trên xui bảo dối trá. Kế toán/kiểm tra không thể là chủ tịch hoặc phó.

3. Khi rút tiền từ ngân khoản thì phải có hai chữ ký được người đứng đầu ủy nhiệm.

4. Định nghĩa thế nào là sai phạm kỷ luật và trong trường hợp đó thì xử lý như thế nào.

Bầu nhân sự:

Chúng tôi bầu nhân sự như sau: ……….

[Nếu nhóm của bạn nhỏ, bạn có thể diễn tả là người làm việc nhiều nhất là trưởng, người làm việc nhiều thứ hai là phó. Trưởng và phó chọn kế toán/kiểm tra không phải là người nhà. Người đáng kính chính là người sẽ làm công tác tư vấn và khuyến khích, và bạn nên nhờ người đó kiểm duyệt kết quả giùm bạn.]

Báo cáo cuối năm:

Đến cuối năm làm việc, bạn phải viết một báo cáo, dù là ngắn, tóm tắt những việc làm, những gì đã đạt được, và những gì còn phải làm.

Ký tên

Trưởng ___________________________Ngày _____________

Phó _____________________________ Ngày _____________

Kế toán/kiểm tra ___________________Ngày _____________

3.0 Các chương trình (diễn tả chi tiết)

3.1 Chương trình 1: ………..

3.2 Chương trình 2: ………..

3.3 Chương trình v.v.

3.4 Chương trình dài hạn ………..

4.0 Tài chánh

Bạn nên dùng 1 trang riêng làm bảng sau.

   Tiền

   ($ có thể là USD hay  VND)

   Năm 2017

   (đúng như sổ sách)

   Năm 2018

   (sổ sách và phỏng tính cho cuối năm)

   Năm 2019

   (phỏng tính)

   2019

   (dự tính tăng hơn 2018)

   Tiền vào

   Nguồn 1

   Nguồn 2

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   TỔNG

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          Como serão os megaexercícios militares da Rússia, os maiores desde a Guerra Fria      Cache   Translate Page      
BBC Brasil - 

Rússia deu início a seus maiores exercícios militares desde a Guerra Fria, mobilizando cerca de 300 mil militares no leste da Sibéria.

Batizado de Vostok-2018 (Vostok significa leste), eles contam com a participação da Mongólia e da China, que está enviando 3,2 mil militares, além de veículos e aeronaves.

Os últimos exercícios russos com escala similar foram em 1981, durante a Guerra Fria. Ainda assim, eles envolveram menos tropas do que Vostok-2018, que acontecerá de 11 a 17 de setembro.

Os exercícios acontecem em meio a uma tensão crescente entre a Rússia e a Otan (Organização do Tratado do Atlântico Norte), aliança militar com 29 países membros liderada pelos Estados Unidos.

A relação entre as duas partes tem piorado desde que a Rússia anexou a Crimeia, que pertencia à Ucrânia, em 2014.

O porta-voz do Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, disse que os treinos eram justificados, citando atitudes "grossas e agressivas" contra a Rússia.

Como serão os exercícios?

As operações começam na quinta-feira e vão durar cinco dias, segundo o general russo Valery Gerasimov. A terça e a quarta-feira serão dedicados ao planejamento e à preparação.

O ministro de defesa russo diz que 36 mil tanques, militares armados e veículos armados de infantaria, além de mais de mil aeronaves, integrarão o Vostok-2018. Até 80 embarcações navais, de duas frotas russas, também participarão.

Três brigadas de paraquedistas militares russos terão um papel-chave durante os exercícios perto da fronteira com a China e a Mongólia, segundo o canal do Ministério da Defesa, Zvezda.

O canal também diz que o objetivo principal do treinamento é praticar o rápido deslocamento das tropas, aeronaves e veículos do oeste da Rússia às regiões no leste, cruzando milhares de quilômetros. Esse tipo de esforço envolve, por exemplo, o abastecimento de aeronaves no ar.
Quais são as intenções da Rússia?

O presidente Vladimir Putin tem feito da modernização militar do país, incluindo a fabricação de novos mísseis nucleares, uma prioridade de seu governo.

Em uma declaração de apoio à política de investimentos na indústria bélica, o senador russo e oficial da reserva Frants Klintsevich declarou que "convinha para o Oeste que nossas unidades e quartéis não tivessem habilidades de combate e coordenação, mas os tempos mudaram; agora temos uma atitude diferente".

As forças armadas russas contariam com um milhão de pessoas no total.

Por que a China está envolvida?

Putin encontrou-se recentemente com o líder chinês Xi Jinping na cidade Vladivostok, no leste do país, e disse que eles têm "um relacionamento de confiança na esfera de política, segurança e defesa".

O Ministério de Defesa da China citou como a cooperação militar entre os países se aprofundou, melhorando a habilidade dos dois de responder juntos a "várias ameaças de segurança", sem especificar quais.

Em anos recentes, Rússia e China vêm aprofundando a cooperação militar. Durante os exercícios, inclusive, eles usarão o mesmo quartel-general - um contraste com os anos de Guerra Fria, quando a União Soviética e a China eram rivais, disputando a liderança global comunista e com confrontos em sua fronteira oriental.

A Mongólia não deu detalhes de seu envolvimento.

O ministro de Defesa russo Sergei Shoigu diz que o extremismo islâmico na Ásia Central é a maior ameaça à segurança da Rússia.

Nesse sentido, a China tem acentuado suas ações de repressão para conter o que considera "extremismo religioso" em Xinjiang, no extremo oeste do país, habitado pela minoria muçulmana uighur.

Há anos a região é foco de tensão. A China culpa os militantes islâmicos e separatistas pela intensificação do conflito. Na última semana, a ONU acusou o país de manter cerca de um milhão de muçulmanos uighur presos de forma ilegal na província.

O que a Otan pensa dos exercícios?

Segundo o porta-voz da Otan, Dylan White, a organização foi informada da operação Vostok-2018 e irá monitorá-la.

Ele disse que "todas as nações têm o direito de exercitar suas forças armadas, mas é essencial que isso seja feito de forma transparente e previsível".

"Vostok demonstra o foco da Rússia em treinar conflitos de larga escala. Isso se encaixa no padrão que temos visto há algum tempo: uma Rússia mais assertiva, aumentando significativamente seu orçamento de defesa e sua presença militar."

Por que há tensão entre a Rússia e a Otan?

A tensão entre a Rússia e a Otan tem aumentado desde que a Rússia interveio na Ucrânia em 2014, apoiando rebeldes separatistas russos.

A Otan respondeu aumentando a presença de suas forças no leste europeu, enviando 4 mil tropas para os países bálticos.

A reação foi considerada provocativa e injustificada pela Rússia. Ela diz que a revolução ucraniana de 2013 e 2014 - uma resistência à ocupação russa na península da Crimeia - foi um golpe orquestrado pelo "Oeste", referindo-se aos países do Ocidente.

Em mais capítulo da relação cada vez mais conturbada entre as duas partes, diplomatas russos foram expulsos de países membros da Otan depois que o ex-espião russo Sergei Skripal e sua filha, Yulia, foram envenenados no sul da Inglaterra em março.

O Reino Unido culpou a inteligência militar russa pelo ataque. Moscou nega envolvimento.

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          FEMA Simulated A Cat 4 Hurricane Striking East Coast Just Months Before Florence      Cache   Translate Page      

Earlier this year, government disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to Hurricane Florence unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the US East Coast. 

A fictional "Hurricane Cora" was modeled to charge up the Chesapeake Bay and strike Washington, D.C., created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Argonne National Laboratory.


Simulated Cone graphical forecast for Hurricane Cora, used for the 2018 National Level Exercise. (This is NOT an actual hurricane, but is used for testing our nation’s preparedness for hurricane impacts.)

Associated Press (AP) said the computer models showed "catastrophic damage" from the hurricane, which some experts warn that Hurricane Florence could produce a disaster comparable to 2005's Hurricane Katrina in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

The fictional hurricane knocked out the power grid for most gas stations in the Mid-Atlantic region, severely damaged a nuclear power plant, and blocked critical shipping channels in the Chesapeake Bay, according to a Department of Energy simulation manual.

"What they were trying to do was create a worst-case scenario, but it's a very realistic scenario," said Joshua Behr, a research professor at Virginia's Old Dominion University who is involved in disaster modeling and simulations.

Realistic indeed, it just so happens that months after the government's Cora simulation, Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm is expected to hit the same general area -- roughly 200 miles south of the modeled area in Wilmington, N.C.

On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. It had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and could make landfall in the Carolinas by the end of the week.

AP also said the fictional storm made landfall in the densely populated Hampton Roads region, causing a massive 15-foot storm surge and more than 9 inches of rain to the coastal area within the first six hours of landfall. Models showed main routes -- used for evacuations as well as for first responders -- in and around the coastal regions of Virginia, were severely damaged and allowed a delayed response of search and rescue teams.

Cora slammed +100 mph sustained winds into three nuclear power stations. One was critically damaged. Models also showed thirty-three major power substations were at risk for storm surge and inland flooding.

Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Wx Consulting, warned that "Florence will approach the Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday with winds in excess of 100 mph along with flooding rains. This system will approach the Brunswick Nuclear Plant as well as the Duke-Sutton Steam Plant."

He tweeted several weather models Tuesday morning that forecasts rainfall amounts 15-40" range in some regions along the coast.

One of those models is the ECMWF Total Precipitation, which shows the most torrential rain could be situated around the two nuclear power plants in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Aside from Florence, the fictional storm damaged critical roads, bridges, and debris blocked the Newport News Channel and other waterways.

Coast Guard Station Cape Charles lost power, and Coast Guard Station Chincoteague was severely damaged by high winds. Models also showed cataphoric damage at Reagan National Airport in Washington.

The make-believe hurricane knocked out hundreds of cell towers, and power was lost to 135 data centers in Virginia and another 60 in Maryland.

The scenario projected hurricane-force winds for a 50-mile radius from the storm's center, damaging residential neighborhoods and critical infrastructure.

AP notes that the Cora hurricane simulation makes no mention of deaths and injuries but instead focuses on infrastructure.

Another remarkable similarity between the Cora simulation and Florence's path: already saturated ground on that part of the Mid-Atlantic coast.

"What I fear is that saturation, combined with a storm that kind of stalls out," said Behr, who has studied vulnerable populations in the paths of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Hampton Roads region.

If parts of the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and or the South East are deluged with water, it could be a Katrina 2.0, Behr said.

"I believe that those patterns are also going to manifest in Hampton Roads if and when a large storm hits," he said. "The vulnerability of our populations are quite similar to New Orleans. Displacement, pain, suffering, property loss. All those things are going to play out in a fashion that has parallels to how Katrina played out."

AP warns that Hampton Roads, a coastal region inhabited by 1.7 million people in cities such as Norfolk, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, could experince difficulties in evacuations.

"I've heard people say Virginia Beach is the world's largest cul-de-sac in the sense that there are not a lot of ways to evacuate," said Michelle Covi, an assistant professor of practice with Old Dominion University and Virginia Sea Grant, a science group that works with other universities in the region on coastal issues.

"You can't go north because of the Chesapeake Bay," she said. "You can't really go south, and in this case you wouldn't want to because the storm is that way. You generally want to go west, but again there are lots of water bodies."

It seems as government disaster planners at FEMA have been preparing for "the big one," maybe it will be Florence? 


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Potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Florence is barreling its way across the Atlantic and has set its eye on the Carolina coast and Mid-Atlantic region. Two at-risk nuclear power plants are directly in its path.
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          FEMA Simulated A Cat 4 Hurricane Striking East Coast Just Months Before Florence      Cache   Translate Page      

Earlier this year, government disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to Hurricane Florence unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the US East Coast. 

A fictional "Hurricane Cora" was modeled to charge up the Chesapeake Bay and strike Washington, D.C., created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Argonne National Laboratory.


Simulated Cone graphical forecast for Hurricane Cora, used for the 2018 National Level Exercise. (This is NOT an actual hurricane, but is used for testing our nation’s preparedness for hurricane impacts.)

Associated Press (AP) said the computer models showed "catastrophic damage" from the hurricane, which some experts warn that Hurricane Florence could produce a disaster comparable to 2005's Hurricane Katrina in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

The fictional hurricane knocked out the power grid for most gas stations in the Mid-Atlantic region, severely damaged a nuclear power plant, and blocked critical shipping channels in the Chesapeake Bay, according to a Department of Energy simulation manual.

"What they were trying to do was create a worst-case scenario, but it's a very realistic scenario," said Joshua Behr, a research professor at Virginia's Old Dominion University who is involved in disaster modeling and simulations.

Realistic indeed, it just so happens that months after the government's Cora simulation, Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm is expected to hit the same general area -- roughly 200 miles south of the modeled area in Wilmington, N.C.

On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. It had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and could make landfall in the Carolinas by the end of the week.

AP also said the fictional storm made landfall in the densely populated Hampton Roads region, causing a massive 15-foot storm surge and more than 9 inches of rain to the coastal area within the first six hours of landfall. Models showed main routes -- used for evacuations as well as for first responders -- in and around the coastal regions of Virginia, were severely damaged and allowed a delayed response of search and rescue teams.

Cora slammed +100 mph sustained winds into three nuclear power stations. One was critically damaged. Models also showed thirty-three major power substations were at risk for storm surge and inland flooding.

Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Wx Consulting, warned that "Florence will approach the Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday with winds in excess of 100 mph along with flooding rains. This system will approach the Brunswick Nuclear Plant as well as the Duke-Sutton Steam Plant."

He tweeted several weather models Tuesday morning that forecasts rainfall amounts 15-40" range in some regions along the coast.

One of those models is the ECMWF Total Precipitation, which shows the most torrential rain could be situated around the two nuclear power plants in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Aside from Florence, the fictional storm damaged critical roads, bridges, and debris blocked the Newport News Channel and other waterways.

Coast Guard Station Cape Charles lost power, and Coast Guard Station Chincoteague was severely damaged by high winds. Models also showed cataphoric damage at Reagan National Airport in Washington.

The make-believe hurricane knocked out hundreds of cell towers, and power was lost to 135 data centers in Virginia and another 60 in Maryland.

The scenario projected hurricane-force winds for a 50-mile radius from the storm's center, damaging residential neighborhoods and critical infrastructure.

AP notes that the Cora hurricane simulation makes no mention of deaths and injuries but instead focuses on infrastructure.

Another remarkable similarity between the Cora simulation and Florence's path: already saturated ground on that part of the Mid-Atlantic coast.

"What I fear is that saturation, combined with a storm that kind of stalls out," said Behr, who has studied vulnerable populations in the paths of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Hampton Roads region.

If parts of the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and or the South East are deluged with water, it could be a Katrina 2.0, Behr said.

"I believe that those patterns are also going to manifest in Hampton Roads if and when a large storm hits," he said. "The vulnerability of our populations are quite similar to New Orleans. Displacement, pain, suffering, property loss. All those things are going to play out in a fashion that has parallels to how Katrina played out."

AP warns that Hampton Roads, a coastal region inhabited by 1.7 million people in cities such as Norfolk, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, could experince difficulties in evacuations.

"I've heard people say Virginia Beach is the world's largest cul-de-sac in the sense that there are not a lot of ways to evacuate," said Michelle Covi, an assistant professor of practice with Old Dominion University and Virginia Sea Grant, a science group that works with other universities in the region on coastal issues.

"You can't go north because of the Chesapeake Bay," she said. "You can't really go south, and in this case you wouldn't want to because the storm is that way. You generally want to go west, but again there are lots of water bodies."

It seems as government disaster planners at FEMA have been preparing for "the big one," maybe it will be Florence? 


          John Kerry Accused Of Violating Logan Act After He Admits To Secret Iran Talks      Cache   Translate Page      

Though he previously denied it when allegations first surfaced last Spring, former Secretary of State John Kerry has now disclosed he's personally had semi-frequent face to face contact with top Iranian officials to discuss US-Iran relations since Trump entered office.

Kerry confirmed and explained in detail his recent meetings with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra.

During the interview Kerry disclosed that he met with Zarif "three or four times" and discussed political issues and challenges between the United States and Iran in what could constitute a significant and clear violation of the Logan Act

Back when Kerry was actually authorized to do this sort of thing as Secretary of State under Obama in 2015. Via the Iran Project

Though it's almost never been enforced, the 1799 Logan Act states that unauthorized diplomacy with foreign powers by private American citizens is a crime. Notably, two Trump-connected individuals that prominent Liberals and editorials demanded be prosecuted under the Logan Act include former national security advisor Michael Flynn and Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. 

When asked point blank during the radio show about his rumored meetings with top Iran officials, Kerry admitted, "I think I've seen him three or four times," but attempted to claim he was not trying to "coach" Iran on how to navigate President Trump's pullout of the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry is of course now a private citizen out of government but holds significant clout and influence with the Iran FM as the two hammered out the details of the JCPOA brokered under President Obama in the first place. 

However, by Kerry's own explanation it looks precisely like he was doing this: "What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better," Kerry said. He also shared his belief that American policy in the Middle East would be much better off if the White House had stayed in the agreement, and that the global community would be more stable and secure. 

It sure sounds like unauthorized diplomacy behind Trump's back by a high ranking member of the former administration to us...

Soon after the interview, some Iran hawks in Congress took to Twitter to decry the hypocrisy of the whole thing. 

Here's a key part of the transcript via the Hugh Hewitt Show:

Hugh Hewitt: Okay, it’s been reported you’ve met with him a couple of times at least since leaving office as well. So you still…

John Kerry: Yes, I have. That’s accurate.

HH: And is it a half dozen times, a dozen times?

JK: No. No, no, no. I met with him at a conference in Norway. I think I saw him in a conference in Munich at the World Economic Forum. So I’ve probably seen him three or four times.

HH: Are you trying to coach him through the Trump administration’s rejection of the JCPOA?

JK: No, that’s not my job, and my coaching him would not, you know, that’s not how it works. What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better. You know, how does one resolve Yemen? What do you do to try to get peace in Syria? I mean, those are the things that really are preoccupying, because those are the impediments to people, to Iran’s ability to convince people that it’s ready to embrace something different. I mean, and I’ve been very blunt to Foreign Minister Zarif, and told him look, you guys need to recognize that the world does not appreciate what’s happening with missiles, what’s happening with Hezbollah, what’s happening with Yemen. You’re supporting you know, an ongoing struggle there They say they’re prepared to negotiate and to resolve these issues. But the administration’s taken a very different tack. I don’t know as I talk to you today if there’s been any dialogue or sit down. I don’t think there has, which would open up any kind of diplomatic channel. And it appears right now as if the administration is hell bent for leather determined to pursue a regime change strategy to bring the economy down and try to isolate further. And I would simply caution that the United States historically has not had a great record in regime change strategies, number one. And number two, that makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for any Iranian leader to sit down and negotiate anything, because they’re not going to do it in a capitulatory, you know, situation. It’s just not going to happen.

It certainly appears that Kerry by his own admission is indeed trying to "coach" the Iranian FM on how to deal with the current White House. And the discussions clearly included chiding the Trump administration over its Iran policy while in Kerry's own words the "open[ing] of diplomatic channels" was on his mind. 

Meanwhile some Republican lawmakers have already, hours after the interview, unleashed charges that Kerry is engaged in rogue diplomacy and is undermining the active, elected administration.  

It was only a matter of time before he put his foot in his mouth, and promoting his new book means we're likely about to hear a lot more self implicating details spilled. 


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On Wednesday, as Florence swirled ominously off the coast of the Carolinas, and states prepared for imminent disaster, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) thought it would be a good time to draw everyone’s attention to the shifting priorities of this administration. Specifically, he released a budget that showed the Department of Homeland Security had transferred nearly 10 million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to pay for detention and removal operations.

FEMA officials maintain that the smaller budget won’t hinder their operations, but as wildfires rage and hurricanes make landfall, they have a lot on their plate. We don't think about FEMA much, until that's all we think about. Historian Garrett Graff says the agency’s, quote, “under-the-radar nature” was originally a feature, not a bug. Graff wrote about "The Secret History of FEMA" for Wired last September and he spoke to Bob about the agency's Cold War origins as civil defense in the event of a nuclear attack and how it transitioned to "natural" disaster response. Plus, they discuss the limitations to FEMA's capabilities and why it has such a spotty record. Graff is also author of Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While The Rest of Us Die.


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SEP 2018
Narnia: We still believe Made in Brazil 1.9
Alex Skolnick Trio: Conundrum 7.9 Palmetto/MRI
Alter Bridge: Live at The Royal Albert Hall 7.9 Napalm Records
Cauldron: New Gods 7.9 Dissonance Productions
Clutch: Book of bad decisions 7.9 Weathermaker Music
Kingcrow: The Persistence 7.9 Laser's Edge
Korpiklaani: Kulkija 7.9 Nuclear Blast
Krisiun: Scourge of the enthroned 7.9 Century Media Records
Lenny Kravitz: Raise vibration 7.9
Metal Allegiance: Volume II - Power drunk majesty 7.9 Nuclear Blast
Monstrosity: The passage of existence 7.9 Metal Blade Records
Nashville Pussy: Pleased to eat you 7.9 Verycord Records
Satan: Cruel magic 7.9 Metal Blade Records
Sister Hazel: Wind EP 7.9 Croakin' Poets Records
The Skull: The endless road turns dark 7.9 Tee Pee Records
YES Feat Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman: Yes: 50th Anniversary Live At The Apollo 7.9 Eagle Vision
Ann Wilson: Immortal 14.9 BMG
DC4: Atomic highway 14.9 HighVolMusic
Deicide: Overtures of blasphemy 14.9 Century Media
Dream Child: Until death do we meet again 14.9 Frontiers Records
Good Charlotte: Generation RX 14.9 BMG
Grave Digger: The living dead 14.9 Napalm Records
Groundbreaker: s/t 14.9 Frontiers Records
The Guess Who: The future is what it used to be 14.9 Cleopatra Records
Hawkwind: Road to utopia 14-9 Cherry Red Records
Livesay: Chronicles 14.9 RFL Records
Monster Truck: True Rockers 14.9 Mascot Records
Outloud: Virtual hero society 14.9 Rock of Angels Records
Snakes In Paradise: Step into the light 14.9 Frontiers Records
Thrice: Palms 14.9 Epitaph Records
Tony Mitchell: Beggars gold 14.9 MelodicRock Records
Treat: Tunguska 14.9 Frontiers Records
The Trews: Civilianaires 14.9 Cadence Records
The Unity: Rise 14.9 SPV/Steamhammer
Uriah Heep: Living the dream 14.9 Frontiers Records
Fair Warning: Live Club Citta 19.9
The Three Tremors: s/t 20.9
Aborted: TerrorVision 21.9 Century Media Records
Acacia Avenue: Worlds apart 21.9 Perris Records
Atlas: In pursuit of memory 21.9 AOR Heaven
Billy F Gibbons: The big bad Blues 21.9 Concord Records
Black Majesty: Children of the abyss 21.9 Pride and Joy Music
Dark Sarah: The golden moth 21.9 Inner Wound Recordings
Dead Letter Circus - Dead Letter Circus 21.9 BMG
Dion Bayman: Better days 21.9 Art of Melody Music
Dragonlord: Dominion 21.9 Spinefarm Records
Dream Patrol: Phantoms of the past 21.9 Mighty Music
Freak Kitchen: Confusion to the enemy 21.9
Hardcore Superstars: You can't kill my Rock'N'Roll 21.9 Gain Music
Joe Bonamassa: Redemption 21.9 J&R Adventures
King Diamond: Songs from the dead live 21.9 Metal Blade Records
Kix: Fuse 30 Reblown 21.9
Lioncage: Turn back time 21.9 Pride & Joy Music
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: Living the dream 21.9 Snakepit Records
Therapy?: Cleave 21.9 Marshall Records
Voivod: The wake 21.9 Century Media Records
Dallas: Dallas 24.9 AOR Blvd Records
Against The Current: Past lives 28.9 Fueled By Ramen
Angeline: Shadowlands 28.9
Beartooth: Disease 28.9 Red Bull Records
Billy Idol: Vital Idol/ Revitalized 28.9 Capitol/UMe
Cinderella: The Mercury years 28.9 Caroline International
Dynazty: Firesign 28.9 AFM Records
Jimmy Waldo-Steven Rosen: Voices from the past 28.9 MelodicRock Records
The Living End: Wunderbar 28.9 BMG
Necronomicon: Unleashed bastards 28.9 El Puerto Records
Newman: Decade II 28.9 AOR Heaven
Once Human: Stage of evolution 28.9 earMUSIC
Osukaru: House of mirrors 28.9
Palaye Royale: Boom Boom Room (Side B) 28.9 Sumerian Records
Riot V: Live at Keep It True Festival 2015 28.9 Nuclear Blast records
Rise To Fall: Into zero 28.9 Rise To Zero
Riverside: Wasteland 28.9 InsideOut Music
Running Wild: Pieces of eight: The Singles, Live and rare. 1984 - 1994 28.8 Noise Records
Saga: So Good So Far – Live At Rock Of Ages 28.9 earMUSIC
Starset: Vessels 2.0 28.9 Razor And Tie Records
Stratovarius: Enigma intermission 2 28.9 earMUSIC
Ted Poley: Modern art 28.9 Ted Poley.com
Terror: Total retaliation 28.9 Pure Noise Records
Vinny Del Rio: End of silence 28.9
Vulcain: Vinyle 28.9 Season Of Mist
Wolfheart: Constellation of the black light 28.9 Napalm Records

OCT 2018
Anthrax: State Of Euphoria 30th-anniversary 5.10 Island Records
Coheed And Cambria: The unheavenly creatures 5.10 Roadrunner Records
Hank Erix (Houston): Nothing but trouble 5.10 Cargo Records
High On Fire: Electric messiah 5.10 eOne
Leah: The quest 5.10 Inner Wound Recordings
Matt Nathanson: Sings his sad heart 5.10 Acrobat
Poets of the Fall: Ultraviolet 5.10 Insomniac
Steve Perry: Traces 5.10 Concord Records
Vola: Applause of a distant crowd 5.10 Mascot
Atreyu: In our wake 12.10 Spinefarm Records
City Of Thieves: Beast reality 12.10 Frontiers Records
Creye: Creye 12.10 Frontiers Records
Darkness: First class violence 12.10 Massacre Records
Dave Davies: Decade 12.10 Red River Entertainment
Evanescence: Synthesis Live 12.10 Eagle
Gama Bomb: Speed between the lines 12.10 AFM Records
Impellitteri: The nature of the beast 12.10 Frontiers Records
Kadavar: Live in Copenhagen 12.10 Nuclear Blast
London: Call that girl 12.10
Nazareth: Tattooed on my brain 12.10 Frontiers Records
Seventh Wonder: Tiara 12.10 Frontiers Records
Smash Into Pieces: Evolver 12.10 Gain/ Sony Music
Terrorizer: Caustic attack 12.10 The End Records
Verni: Barricade 12.10 Mighty Music
Heir Apparent: The view from below 15.10 No Remorse Records
Ace Frehley: Spaceman 19.10 eOne/SPV
Aldo Nova: 2 19.10
Amaranthe: Helix 19.10 Spinefarm Records
Disturbed: Evolution 19.9
Firmo: Rehab 19.10 Street Symphonies Records
Gorod: Aethra 19.10 Overpowered Records
Greta Van Fleet: Anthem of the peaceful army 19.10 Lava/Republic Records
Hearts Of Fire: Call of destiny 19.10 MelodicRock Records
Internal Bleeding: Corrupting influence 19.10 Unique Leader Records
Marty Friedman: One bad M.F. Live!! 19.10 Prosthetic Records
Midnite City: There goes the neighbourhood 19.10 AOR Heaven
Nothing But Thieves: What did you think when you made me this way EP 19.10 RCA
Roulette: Now! 19.10
Saliva: 10 Lives 19.10 Megaforce Records
Saxon: The eagle has landed 19.10 BMG
Soulfly: Ritual 19.10 Nuclear Blast
Whitesnake: Unzipped cd-box 19.10
Bloodbath: The arrow of Satan is drawn 26.10 Peaceville Records
C.T.P: Point Blank 26.9
Fifth Angel: The third secret 26.10 Nuclear Blast
Gary Moore Tribute: Moore Blues for Gary 26.10
Haken - Vector 26.10 Inside Out Records
Hamlet: Berlin 26.10
Hate Eternal: Upon desolate sands 26.10 Season Of Mist
Heaven's Trail: Lethal mind 26.10 Escape Records
The Kinks: The Kinks are the village green preservation society 50th-anniversary 26.10 BMG Records
Nothgard: Malady X 26.10 Metal Blade Records
Striker: Play to win 26.10 Record Breaking Records
Unleashed: The hunt for white Christ 26.10 Napalm Records
Warrel Dane: Shadow work 26.10 Century Media Records
Westfield Massacre: Salvation 26.10 Nerve Strike Records
White Widdow: Victory 26.10 AOR Heaven Records
Perfect View: Timeless 29.10 Lions Pride Music
Sirenia: Arcane astral aeons Napalm Records

NOV 2018
Arsis: Visitant 2.11 Nuclear Blast Records
Audiotopsy: The real now 2.11 Megaforce Records
Cancer: Shadow gripped 2.11 Peaceville Records
Hank Von Hell: Egomania 2.11 Sony Music
The Heard: The island 2.11 Despotz Records
Metallica: …And Justice For All 2.11 Blackened Records
The Neal Morse Band: Morsefest! 2017 2.11
Opeth: Garden of the titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2.11 Nuclear Blast
Roadkill: Ruled by machines 2.11 MelodicRock Records
Robert Rodrigo Band: Living for louder 2.11
Sick Of It All: Wake the sleeping dragon! 2.11 Century Media Records
Steven Wilson: Home invasion: In concert at The Royal Albert Hall 2.11 Caroline International
Witherfall: A prelude to sorrow 2.11 Century Media Records
Architects: Holy hell 9.11 Epitaph Records
Burning Witches: Hexenhammer 9.11 Nuclear Blast records
Evoken: Hypnagogia 9.11 Profound Lore Records
Flotsam And Jetsam: The end of chaos 9.11 AFM Records
Holter: Vlad the impaler 9.11 Frontiers Records
Lacuna Coil: The 119 Show - Live in London 9.11
Nordic Union: Second coming 9.11 Frontiers Records
Red Dragon Cartel: Patina 9.11Frontiers Records
Reece: Resilient heart 9.11 Mighty Music
Stephen Pearcy: View to a thrill 9.11 Frontiers Records
Ten: Illuminati 9.11 Frontiers Records
Muse: Simulation theory 12.11 Warner Bros Records
P.O.D: Circles 16.11 Mascot Label Group
Accept: Symphonic Terror - Live At Wacken 2017 23.11 Nuclear Blast
Dan Reed Network: Origins 23.11 Zero One Entertainment
Electric Boys: The ghost ward diaries 23.11 MIGHTY Music
Sodom: Partisan EP 23.11 SPV/Steamhammer
Master: Vindictive miscreant 28.11 Transcending Obscurity Records
Hush: If you smile 30.11 Lions Pride Music
Brett Walker: Last parade MelodicRock Records

DEC 2018
Alcatrazz: Parole denied - Tokyo 2017 7.12 Frontiers Records
Devil's Hand: 7.12 Frontiers Records
Johnny Gioeli: One Voice 7.12 Frontiers Records
Magic Dance: New eyes 7.12 Frontiers Records
Palace: Binary music 7.12 Frontiers Records
State Of Salazar: Superhero 7.12 Frontiers Records
Steelheart: Rock'N Milan 7.12 Frontiers Records
Gotthard: Defrosted II
Sinestress: Fear Art Of Melody Music

2018
220 Volt
38 Special:
91 Suite: new album
Abysmal Dawn: new album Season Of Mist Records
Adriangale: MelodicRock Records
Alissa (White-Gluz): solo album Napalm Records
Allen/Lande:
Amon Amarth:
Angelus Apatrida: Hidden Livevolution
Animal Drive: Frontiers Records
Art Nation:
Atheist: new album Agonia Records
Axe: The last offering Escape Music
Baby Snakes:
Bad Brains: new album
Beggars & Thieves: live album
Beggars & Thieves: new album
Benediction:
Biffy Clyro: Balance, not symmetry
Block Buster:
Brainstorm:
Brian Howe:
Brigade
The Brink: Frontiers Records
Bruce Dickinson:
Bryan Cole: Desire Kivel Records
Burning Rain: new album Frontiers Records
Care of Night:
Carcass:
Catalano:
Cheap Trick
Circus Maximus
Coastland Ride:
Come Taste The Band: new album AOR Heaven
Coroner:
The Crown: new album Metal Blade Records
Cruzh:
Crystal Ball: new album
The Damned: new album Search & Destroy Records
D.A.D:
Dalton:
Danko Jones: new album
Dare: new album
Dare: Best of
Dark Angel:
Darkhorse:
Dark Moor: Origins
The Darren Phillips Project:
Dave Bickler: Darklight
Death Dealer:
Dead Of Night: Pride & Joy Music
Diamond Head:
Dino Cazares: solo album
DIO Disciples: debut album BMG
East Temple Avenue
Eden's Curse:
Entombed A.D:
Fahran: Vapours
Gathering Of Kings:
Göran Edman:
Gypsy Rose: new album
Hackers:
Hittman:
Hoobastank: new album Napalm Records
House Of Shakira:
Hurricane:
Icarus Witch:Goodbye cruel world Cleopatra Records
Incognito: s/t Kivel Records
Jack Russell’s Great White: Once acoustically bitten
JaR:
Jerome Mazza: solo album Escape Music
Jesse Damon
Jonathan Davis
John Sykes: Sy-Ops
Jordan Rudess: new album Mascot Records
Jorn: new album Frontiers Records
Jorn: Box Set
Jungle Rot: new album Victory Records
Kane Roberts: new album Frontiers Records
Kenny Leckremo:
Killer Bee:
Lagoon:
Lillian Axe: From Womb To Tomb
Lita Ford:
Mad Invasion:
Magnum: Live album
Mason Hill: Frontiers Records
Mats Karlsson
Metal Church:
Mick Mars: solo album
Michael Monroe:
Michael Thompson Band:
MisterMiss:
Mother Road:
MPG "Martie Peters Group": Unfinished business
Nile:
Nils Patrik Johansson: Evil Deluxe MetalVille Records
Nita Strauss: Controlled chaos
Nitro:
Obús: new album
The Offspring: new album
On The Rise:
One Desire:
The Order:
Outlasted: new album MelodicRock Records
Pete Way: solo album
Player:
Pleasure Maker: Dancin' with danger Lions Pride Music
Pretty Maids: live-dvd/cd Frontiers Records
Queensryche:
Rachel Lorin: new album Frontiers Records
Raspberry Park: new album AOR Heaven Records
Razor:
Reckless Love
Rival Sons: new album Low Country Sound/Atlantic
Romeo's Daughter:
The Ron Keel Band:
Room Experience:
Royal Flush
Royal Mess
Saint Deamond
Santa Ana Winds: Inherit the wind AOR Blvd Records
Sebastian Bach:
Silent:
Skeletonwitch:
Spirits Of Fire: Frontiers Records
Starbreaker:
Starz:
State Cows: Challenges
State Of Rock: new album AOR Heaven
Steve Overland:
The Swedish Funk Connection:
Tango Down: new album Kivel Records
Ted Nugent: The music made me do it
Tempt:
Tom Keifer:
Tony Martin: Thornz
Toseland: new album Frontiers Records
Tourniquet: Gazing at Medusa Pathogenic Records
Venom:
Viana:
Vimic: Open your omen Universal Music Enterprises
Violet Janine:
Warlord: new album Frontiers Records
Waysted:
Work of Art
X Japan:
XYZ: new album

2019
7HY: new album Lions Pride Music
Alan Parsons: new album Frontiers Records
Anthrax:
Armored Saint: new album
Assassin: new album Massacre Records
Avenged Sevenfold:
Backyard Babies: Silver and gold Century Media
Battle Beast
Biff Byford: School of hard knocks
Black Star Riders: new album
Brother Firetribe: new album
Buckcherry: new album
Bush:
Danny Vaughn: solo album
Def Leppard:
Delain: new album
Demons & Wizards
Down 'N' Outz
The End:
Exciter:
Exodus:
Extreme:
Fair Warning: new album
Faithsedge:
Find Me: new album
Fit For An Autopsy: album debut Nuclear Blast
Fortune: comeback album Frontiers Records
Hammerfall:
Helix:
Helloween: live album Nuclear Blast
Killer Dwarfs: new album EMP Label Group
Killswitch Engage: New album Metal Blade Records
King Of Hearts: new album
King's X: new album
Korn:
Kreator:
Last In Line:
Leverage: new album Frontiers Records
The Magpie Salute: High water II Mascot/Eagle Rock
Malevolent Creation: The 13th beast Century Media
Megadeth:
Mike Tramp: new album Target Records
Neal Morse Project: Jesus Christ - The Exorcist Frontiers Records
Overkill:
Papa Roach:
Pearl Jam:
Pretty Maids: new album
Ratt:
Rob Zombie:
Roxy Blue: new album Frontiers Records
Running Wild:
Sabaton:
Sacred Reich: new album Metal Blade Records
Sadus:
Sascha Paeth:
Septicflesh: new album Nuclear Blast
Slipknot:
Soilwork: new album Nuclear Blast
Spread Eagle: new album Frontiers Records
Stratovarius: new album
Symphony X:
Tarja Turunen: new album
Ted Poley: new album Frontiers Records
Terra Nova:
Thunder:
Tesla: Shock Frontiers Records
Tora Tora: new album Frontiers Records
The Treatment: new album Frontiers Records
Volbeat: new album
Waiting For Monday: debut album Frontiers Records
Whitesnake: Flesh & Blood

JAN 2019
Bring Me The Horizon: Amo 11.1 Columbia Records
Jetboy: Born to fly 25.1 Frontiers Records
Avantasia: Moonglow Nuclear Blast
The Circle: Space between
Evergrey: The Atlantic AFM Records

FEB 2019
Rock Goddess: This time 22.2 Bite You To Death Records
Dream Theater: new album
Inglorious: new album Frontiers Records
Overkill: new album

MAR 2019
Children Of Bodom: new album
Venom INC: new album

APR 2019
Testament: new album

MAY 2019
Bai Bang: Best Of 4 Lions Pride Music

SEP 2019
Dragonforce: new album

2020
Helloween: new album Nuclear Blast
Nightwish: new album
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Jul 16, 2018

 

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Corneliu Bjola

In the introductory chapter to the edited volume on Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice that Marcus Holmes and I published four years ago, I asked the question of whether digital technologies could be seen as a harbinger of change for diplomacy by revolutionizing the way diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation.

As the question remains valid today, it might be useful to take stock of the common conceptions and misconceptions of digital diplomacy so that we can get a better picture of how digital technologies have shaped expectations about diplomatic practice in the past decade and how digital diplomacy may continue to evolve in the coming years.

The Superman Myth

The first and surprisingly common misconception about digital diplomacy is the Superman myth, which claims that digital technology can grant extraordinary powers to those using them, and in so doing, it can help them increase their diplomatic clout to levels they might otherwise not be able to reach.

It is largely for this reason that small- and medium-sized states (e.g., Sweden, the Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, Australia) have proved so keen adopters of digital diplomacy, as it presented itself to them as a great opportunity to “punch” diplomatically above their political or economic weight. It is thus assumed that by being able to directly reach and engage millions of people, MFAs and their network of embassies could positively shape the views of the global public about the country of origin, and in so doing, they could increase the diplomatic standing of the country in bilateral or multilateral contexts.

The argument has a seductive logic, not least because of the scope, scale and reach that digital diplomacy affords MFAs to pursue. At the same time, it suffers from a structural flaw, namely, that digital technologies constitute a distinct source of power, which, if properly harnessed, can offset deficiencies in hard or soft power. In fact, the way in which digital technologies operate is by creating a platform through which other forms of power can be projected in support of certain foreign policy objectives. In short, the digital cannot give MFAs Superman strength, but it can help them channel the strength they already have more efficiently and productively.

The “Walk in the Park” Myth

The second and fairly entrenched misconception is the “Walk in the Park” myth, which supports the view that “going digital” is easy and that MFAs can successfully pursue their digital diplomatic ambitions with relatively modest investments in training and resources.

The speed by which the global public has migrated to the digital medium reinforces the idea of accessibility of social media platforms and the notion that anyone with basic technical skills can take part, shape and influence online conversations. What this view neglects, however, to acknowledge is the fact that with no clear direction or strategic compass, the tactical, trial-and-error methods by which MFAs seek to build their digital profile and to maximize the impact of their online presence cannot demonstrate their value beyond message dissemination. In other words, the adoption of digital tools without an overarching strategy of how they should be used in support of certain foreign policy objectives runs the risk of digital diplomacy becoming decoupled from foreign policy.

With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial.

The strategic use of digital platforms imposes order on digital activities through the definition of measurable goals, target audiences and parameters for evaluation. The goals determine the target audience, which in turn, determine the platforms, methods and metrics to be used. This implies that training cannot be limited to the art of crafting messages, but it must professionalize itself and focus on developing skills by which digital diplomats can strategically harness the power of digital platforms toward achieving pre-defined and measurable goals.

The Extinction Myth

The third and growing misconception is theExtinction myth, according to which digital diplomacy will gradually replace or make redundant traditional forms of diplomacy.

On the weaker side of the myth, there is the perception that digital technologies have the capacity to fundamentally change how diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation to the point that they may even put an “end to diplomacy,” as Lord Palmerstone once similarly quipped when he took notice of the arrival of the telegraph.

Stronger versions of the myth go a step further and acknowledge the possibility of having physical embassies and even diplomats replaced at some point by virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While digital technologies have demonstrated clear potential for revolutionizing how diplomats conduct public diplomacy, deliver consular services or manage crises, one should nevertheless be mindful of the fact that the core function of diplomacy that is relationship-building and management cannot be accomplished without close and sustained human contact.

The myth may thus be right about the fact that by increasing efficiency, digital technologies would likely reduce the number of diplomats required to perform certain routine functions. At the same time, the “extinction” hypothesis is hardly credible as the negotiation of human values and interests cannot be delegated to machines, and the amount of trust and mutual understanding that makes the “wheels” of diplomacy turn cannot be built without humans.

The Darth Vader Myth

The fourth and rather dark misconception of digital diplomacy is the Darth Vader myth, which sees the positive potential of digital platforms for engagement and cooperation at risk of being hijacked by the “dark side” of the technology and redirected for propaganda use.

The digital disinformation campaignsattributed to the Russian government, which has allegedly been seeking to disrupt electoral processes in Europe and the United States in recent years, offer credible evidence in support of this view. More worryingly, the digital medium operates in such a way that makes it an easy target for propaganda use.

Algorithmic dissemination of content and the circumvention of traditional media filters and opinion-formation gatekeepers makes disinformation spread faster, reach deeper, be more emotionally charged, and most importantly, be more resilient due to the confirmation bias that online echo chambers enable and reinforce. That being said, one should be mindful of the fact that any technology faces the problem of double use, as the case of nuclear energy clearly illustrates.

Trends are also important to consider. With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial. As long as the prospective benefits of digital diplomacy outweigh the risks, the pollution of the online medium by the “dark side” would likely stay contained, although its pernicious effects might not be completely eliminated.

As we look forward to the digital transformation of diplomacy in the next decade, it is also important to keep in mind the technological context in which MFAs are expected to operate. The 3G mobile technology made possible, for instance, the development and spread of social media networks. The 5G technology, which is due to arrive in just a few years, will likely usher in a whole new level of technological disruption, which could lead to the mass adoption of an entire range of tech tools of growing relevance for public diplomacy, such as mixed reality, satellite remote sensing or artificial intelligence.  

To a certain extent, the future is already here, as the appointment of the first-ever ambassador to the Big Tech industry by Denmark in 2017signaled the arrival of a new form of diplomatic engagement between state and non-state actors and the key role that technology is playing in this transformation.

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          WHY PUBLIC DIPLOMACY MATTERS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA      Cache   Translate Page      


WHY PUBLIC DIPLOMACY MATTERS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

A PD Goes Local Event

From summit diplomacy to sports diplomacy, the role of public diplomacy continues to grow when it comes to security challenges on the Korean Peninsula. In the Western hemisphere, many questions arise: How does the American public view U.S. policy toward North Korea and the core issue of denuclearization? How critical is public diplomacy in dealing with these tensions? What diplomatic options exist for furthering dialogue and rebuilding peace in the region?

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy, the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and The International Center will bring together leading experts in public opinion and public diplomacy for a timely discussion to broaden our understanding of the critical issues in this volatile region.

Panelists include:

Ira Helfand, MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Chair, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and member of the steering committee at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)Emily Metzgar, Indiana University, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, The Media SchoolMark MintonIndiana University, School of Global and International StudiesJacob PoushterSenior Researcher, Pew Research Center

 

Reception to follow.

This program is part of CPD's "Public Diplomacy Goes Local" initiative. It explores the global public diplomacy landscape from a local vantage point. The inaugural program was held at the University of Oklahoma in fall 2018.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Korea Foundation. Read more here.

When

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

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Indiana University; Shreve Auditorium (355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington)


          China and Russia on a Nuclear North Korea: Policy Alignment, Divergent Relationships      Cache   Translate Page      
What is the state of Sino-DPRK and Russia-DPRK relations? A quick glance might led one to think there is total Chinese and Russian policy convergence vis-a-vis Korea, but the evidence indicates significant differences in how Moscow and Beijing see the DPRK. Anthony Rinna explains.
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Washington (CNN) Two US F-22 "Raptor" fighter jets intercepted two Russian TU-95 bombers on Tuesday, according to a statement released by North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Russian bombers "intercepted west of mainland Alaska ...
F-22 stealth fighters intercept Russian strategic bombers near Alaska for the second time this monthBusiness Insider
Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska coast for 2nd time this monthNew York Post
Russian nuclear bombers HURTLING towards Alaska intercepted by US fighter jetsDaily Star

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          Usinas nucleares na rota de furacão nos EUA reacendem fantasma de Fukushima       Cache   Translate Page      
Sete anos depois de usina japonesa explodir após tsunami, pelo menos duas usinas nucleares americanas podem ser afetadas por furacão Florence
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Two at-risk nuclear power plants – one with the same design as the Fukushima plant – are in the center of Hurricane Florence’s path of destruction when it makes landfall later this week.
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Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) bashed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) today over what he called a failure to secure funding for the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
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score political points
政治的な点数を稼ぐ



Without giving up a single nuclear weapon, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un managed to stage an enormous military parade and STILL score political points with two superpowers - the U.S. and China. Is Kim calling the shots as he seeks a second summit with President Donald Trump? pic.twitter.com/gNR7WXFK02

— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) 2018年9月11日


非核化することなく、米国、中国に対して政治的な点数を稼いだ北朝鮮。


ーーーなぜか、ってそれは、核武装しているからでしょう。

 トランプをみてわかるとおり、超大国は頼りにならない。しかし、超大国は小国や同盟国は無視、軽視できても、核兵器は無視できない。核兵器は頼りになるのだ。


日本の米国一辺倒の安全保障政策は抜本的に変革していく必要がある。

安全保障のために、大量な核兵器をもっている米軍に護ってもらうのはよくて、自分で核兵器もって自分を護っちゃいけない、というのはおかしな話だわなああ。

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北朝鮮へ先制攻撃「鼻血作戦」 トランプ氏暴露本で判明
ワシントン=園田耕司 ワシントン=園田耕司2018年9月12日20時39分


Obama weighed pre-emptive strike against North Korea after fifth nuclear blast and missile tests near Japan in 2016, Woodward book claims
BY JESSE JOHNSON




“The Pentagon reported that the only way ‘to locate and destroy — with complete certainty — all components of North Korea’s nuclear program’ was through a ground invasion,” Woodward wrote. “A ground invasion would trigger a North Korean response, likely with a nuclear weapon.”

Obama considered such action “unthinkable,” the book said.



‘Trump ordered a preemptive strike on N. Korea 1 month into presidency,’ a book says
Posted September. 06, 2018 08:07, Updated September. 06, 2018 08:07


The most shocking account of all is President Trump, one month into his presidency, asking Joseph F. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to plan for a preemptive military strike on North Korea. Dunford is said to have been baffled.

The book said President Trump was skeptical about the significance of the U.S. military presence in South Korea in January this year. According to NBC’s report, President Trump was set to order the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula in May ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but White House Chief of Staff John Kelly talked him out of it. Judging from the controversy surrounding the U.S. plan to deliver a “bloody nose” attack against North Korea earlier this year, the discussion on a preemptive military strike on North Korea seems to have been underway since Trump took office.
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La Fuerza Aérea de EE.UU. identificó e interceptó este martes dos cazabombarderos rusos con capacidad nuclear, escoltados por dos aviones de combate, cerca de Alaska, informó este miércoles el Comando de Defensa Aeroespacial de Norteamérica (NORAD, en inglés). No obstante, la aviación rusa nunca ingresó en el espacio aéreo de Estados Unidos o de Canadá, agregó la misma fuente. El NORAD indicó que los cazas y aviones de combate rusos fueron interceptados «al oeste de Alaska continental» por la fuerza aérea estadounidense a las 22.00 hora de la costa Este de EE.UU. (02.00 GMT del miércoles), pero no dio una ubicación más precisa. Es la segunda vez este mes que un par de cazabombarderos rusos vuelan cerca del territorio de Alaska. El ejército ruso lanzó recientemente su mayor ejercicio militar desde 1981: unas maniobras denominadas «Vostok-2018». Precisamente hoy protagonizó una nueva jornada de las maniobras en la región de Buriatia, donde se ubica el lago Baikal, en el corazón de Siberia. Las maniobras «Vostok-2018», que se prolongarán hasta el lunes de la próxima semana, son las mayores no solo de la historia postsoviética de Rusia, sino desde la Guerra Fría, ya que no se realizaban ejercicios castrenses de semejante envergadura desde 1981. Esta exhibición de fuerza coincide con las crecientes tensiones entre Rusia y Occidente, cuyas relaciones pasan por su peor momento en décadas. Según el Ministerio de Defensa de Rusia, en las maniobras participan cerca de 300.000 militares, más de un millar de aeronaves, entre aviones, helicópteros y drones, decenas de buques y hasta 36.000 carros de combate y otros vehículos blindados. El Kremlin ha asegurado que las maniobras «Vostok-2018» tienen carácter rutinario, se corresponden con la doctrina militar defensiva de Rusia y no suponen amenaza alguna para otros países.
          Articolul 7, 'arma nucleară' a UE greu de pus efectiv în practică      Cache   Translate Page      
Articolul 7 al Tratatului UE, a cărui activare a fost cerută miercuri împotriva Ungariei de către Parlamentul European (PE), ar putea teoretic să conducă la suspendarea dreptului de vot al Ungariei în Consiliul UE, dar în practică un asemenea deznodământ este puţin probabil, dat fiind că este nevoie de un vot unanim al tuturor celorlalte state membre ale UE, iar cel puţin Polonia, la rândul ei vizată de o astfel de procedură, s-ar opune, votul dat miercuri de PE ilustrând pe de altă parte şi tensiunile din UE între tabăra naţionalistă şi cea federalistă, comentează agenţiile AFP şi Reuters. Mecanismul prevăzut în articolul 7 al Tratatului UE, zis şi &#39;arma nucleară&#39; instituţională a UE, este prevăzut ca ultimă soluţie pentru a exercita presiuni asupra unei ţări unde instituţiile europene consideră că există un risc de încălcare &#39;gravă şi persistentă&#39; a valorilor UE, inclusiv a statului de drept. Dar partea din articolul 7 pentru care eurodeputaţii au cerut să fie declanşată după votul din sesiunea plenară de la Strasbourg (448 de voturi pentru, 197 împotrivă şi 48 de abţineri) priveşte numai etapa &#39;preventivă&#39;, nu încă şi cea care prevede sancţiuni. Concret, acest mecanism preliminar are în vedere să se constate oficial &#39;că există un risc real de încălcare gravă a valorilor europene&#39; în Ungaria, în urma unei serii de măsuri întreprinse de guvernul conservator al premierului Viktor Orban şi care vizează domenii diverse, printre care migraţia, activitatea ONG-urilor, libertatea presei sau justiţia. Odată ce a fost dat votul PE, revine statelor membre ale UE să aprobe la rândul lor constatările legislativului european printr-un vot cu o majoritate de patru cincimi din membrii Consiliului European. Dacă nici după acest vot al Consiliului guvernul de la Budapesta nu răspunde favorabil îngrijorărilor UE, un mecanism de &#39;sancţiuni&#39; ar putea fi activat, la cererea unui grup de state membre ori a Comisiei Europene. Lucru care până acum nu s-a întâmplat niciodată, nici măcar în cazul Poloniei, vizată şi ea în prezent tot de etapa preventivă a articolului 7. Pentru ca toate etapele să fie parcurse şi să se avanseze efectiv către sancţiunea cu suspendarea dreptului de vot al unei ţări, este necesar ca şefii de stat sau de guvern (reuniţi în Consiliul European) să confirme în unanimitate - cu excepţia ţării vizate - că există o &#39;încălcare gravă şi persistentă&#39; a valorilor europene în respectiva ţară, nu doar un &#39;risc&#39; de încălcare a lor. Abia după ce şi această etapă se va fi încheiat, statele membre se reunesc la nivel ministerial pentru a adopta sancţiuni, inclusiv posibila suspendare a dreptului de vot, cu o majoritate de 20 din cele 27 de state. Dar este puţin probabil să se ajungă aici, întrucât guvernul polonez a dat de înţeles că va vota împotrivă în Consiliul European, astfel că nu s-ar întruni unanimitatea. La fel cum şi guvernul ungar a afirmat deja că va proceda în mod identic pentru a bloca eventuale sancţiuni împotriva Poloniei. Pe de altă parte, faptul că 197 de eurodeputaţi au votat împotriva cererii de activare a articolului 7 împotriva Ungariei arată că în PE s-a format o minoritate consistentă care-l consideră pe premierul Viktor Orban un apărător al statelor naţionale şi majorităţilor etnice în faţa regulilor şi atitudinii civice stabilite le Bruxelles, votul de miercuri evidenţiind şi tensiunile de pe plan european dintre tabăra naţionalistă şi cea federalistă, notează agenţia Reuters. Orban însuşi a venit marţi pentru a participa la dezbaterea din plenul PE pe tema raportului întocmit de eurodeputata ecologistă olandeză Judith Sargentini şi asupra căruia s-a dat votul. Însă premierul ungar nu a făcut niciun compromis, iar acest lucru l-ar putea costa pierderea sprijinului Partidului Popular European (PPE) din care face parte, afirmă reprezentanţi ai acestui grup politic, o posibilitatea fiind şi suspendarea partidului lui Orban, Fidesz, din PPE. Ministrul ungar de externe, Peter Szijjarto, a declarat că Fidesz este decis să rămână în PPE, dar că va căuta modalităţi să schimbe din interior poziţia acestui grup politic. AGERPRES/(AS - editor: Sorin Popescu, editor online: Simona Aruştei)
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TEHRAN: It’s hard not to see China wherever you look in Iran.
From Chinese goods flooding markets to its business people eager for deals as Western business interests flee, Iran likely will further embrace Beijing as an alternative market for its crude oil and financial transactions amid uncertainty over the nuclear deal.
That doesn’t mean China offers a safe haven to Iran without conditions. Beijing will try to extract the maximum benefit, analysts said, and there is growing concern that China may take advantage of Iran.

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"Flooding-prone Brunswick Nuclear Plant among rickety old Fukushima-style reactors in likely path of Hurricane Florence."

The post As 1.5 million flee Hurricane Florence, worries grow over half dozen nuclear power plants in storm’s path appeared first on NationofChange.


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IRAN's top nuclear official has warned the US that his country is ready to enrich uranium ten times faster than ever before, after President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, in a stunning challenge to the US leader.
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lol....another great article by ActivistPost...NOT. Snyder is a sensationalist, doom-gloomer and loves to smear the truth anyway to get attention. He's a instigator....a liar IMO. Didn';t read the article, and never will read anything put out by this twit. Congrats ActivistPost for putting out more trash.
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PLO Office in Washington (WSJ)
First let me restate the obvious. (Something I have done many times.) Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are suffering.  The optics of which point to Israel as an oppressive occupier as the cause. But let me hasten to add the less obvious - but no less true fact. Israel is not at fault. They do what must be done for security reasons. Which ends up being oppressive to Palestinians.

The people that should really shoulder the blame for Palestinian oppression are their leaders. Espicially in the more militant terrorist wing of Hamas (and other Jihadist groups) that continually terrorize innocent Israeli civilians  randomly in a variety of ways including suicide bombings over the years. 

Anyone with half a brain should realize this. Only those that purposely blind themselves to this clear and obvious fact (or plain old fashioned antisemites) could blame Israel for Palestinian suffering. 

None of this is new. But it needs to be repeated as often as possible against the backdrop of a world narrative that blames Israel for all the troubles in the Middle East.

I also bring it up in another context. According to the Wall Street Journal the Trump administration has just announced it will be closing the PLO office in Washington for its lack of willingness to come to the peace table. 

This follows a reduction of aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) because of how they used it. A lot of that money was paid to families that lost children that  ‘martyred’ themselves trying to kill as many innocent Jews as possible in suicide bombings or other violent attacks. All in the cause of trying to liberate Palestine from the Jews.

I’m not sure how the liberal element sees this development. Perhaps they see it as yet another nail in the coffin of a ‘two state solution’ where Palestinians would have a sovereign state living side by side with Israel in exchange for an end to all hostilities.  

I too used to be a fan of this as the only viable solution to the conflict. I still would be if I believed that Palestinians would – or even could - honor such a commitment. But they have shown no such ability in light of PA conflict with Hamas. 

I even question whether they ever really did have such a commitment in their heart of hearts considering how they actually view Israel. Which is as a group of illegitimate European colonizers that have no legitimate right to their land. I believe that their leadership (and many Palestinians in the street) have as an ultimate goal to take all of their land back by any means necessary. 

What happened in Gaza after it was handed over to the Palestinians is a demonstration of that kind of resolve. The only difference between the PA and Hamas is in tactics.

I don’t know how to make life better for Israelis or Palestinians. But as  much promise as a two  state solution once offered, it cannot be taken seriously anymore. It has become increasingly clear that under current conditions - giving Palestinians the West Bank would – sooner or later - result in more terror and bloodshed against Jews in Israel And it would make Israel’s security goals virtually impossible to meet.

Which brings me to the Trump administration. I think they see this in exactly the same way I do. And I for one applaud them for doing something about it. There have been some very positive changes in  US policy with respect to Israel that I would have never predicted. 

Aside from the two things just mentioned there was the fulfillment of Trump’s campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A move that everyone feared would cause a massive wave of violence by Palestinians. That never materialized. All the angst over it (including my own) proved to be unwarranted. Life goes on there as it was prior to that – other than expression of anger over it by Palestinians leadership.

Then there was the Trump administration’s cancellation of that terrible nuclear deal with Iran. One that everyone warned would bring back Iranian resolve to build the ‘bomb’. That hasn’t happened either. Instead the current Islamist regime there is teetering on collapse. Their economy is in free-fall. 

Iran wasn’t doing that well before Trump reimposed sanctions. But their demise has been accelerated by it. The typical (non fundamentalist) Iranian in the street blames their own government. You no longer hear ‘Death to America’in the streets. You here ‘Death to their clerics!’ We’ll see what happens. But so far so good.

Than there was the administration announcement that they would stop funding UNRWA  - the UN relief agency that helps Palestinian refugees.  As Nikky Haley put it:
The countries that we give money to, do they believe what we believe? Are they still actually wanting to be our partner and work with us? If they’re not and shouting ‘Death to America’ why would we give them a single penny? And so you are seeing the efforts to defunding those things that are not helpful to us and not in the United States’ interest.” 
UNRWA can stay there, and we will be a donor if it reforms what it does. If it goes and makes sure that they are not doing this teachings in textbooks , if they actually change the number of refugees to an accurate account, we will look back at partnering with them.”  
Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton has also just announced that the US will sanction the  International Criminal Court of Justice if it takes up cases brought against Israel by the PA The US sees this as a blatant attempt to discredit Israel with a one sided argument about Israel’s oppressive security tactics. Bolton said that any disagreements should be dealt with in negotiations, not in the International Court of Justice. By taking Israel to the ICC it is a sign that the PA is not interested in good faith negotiations. The US is not interested in supporting the ICC under such circumstances.

Let us not forget that the aforementioned UN Ambassador to the UN, Nikky Haley is the best thing to happen to the UN in decades Especially as it relates to Israel. And she is a Trump appointee.

And now this from the Jewish Press:  
Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” offering an inside look at the Trump presidency, claims that the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was behind the clandestine alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia – a move he advanced against the advice of more experienced, senior White House officials, namely Defense Secretary James Mattis, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
According to Woodward, Kushner began pushing for a Tel Aviv– Riyadh axis almost as soon as President Trump had taken office in early 2017, proposing that the President’s first foreign trip would include stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel. 
The fact is that relations between the United States and Israel have never been better. This is reflected by a high approval rating of the Trump administration by Israelis (49% strongly approve; 23% slightly approve). 

Looking strictly at the US relationship with Israel, one would have to admit that it has never been better.  Although I’m equally sure that the left will vehemently deny that - and spin all of the aforementioned positives into negatives. I obviously strongly disagree with them. In fact I believe we ought to recognize that and  thank the President for his strong support.

Which is why I said it is so very hard to condemn him. Which I still do.  Donald J. Trump is not fit to hold this high office for an abundance of both moral ethical reasons. But that does not mean we shouldn’t acknowledge the good he has done. And I certainly do.


          

Morphological and molecular study of the torrent catfishes (Sisoridae: Glyptosterninae) of Bhutan including the description of five new species

   
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Torrent catfishes of the subfamily Glyptosterninae from Bhutan are examined based on morphological and molecular data. Five new species are described: Creteuchiloglanis bumdelingensis sp. nov., Exostoma mangdechhuensis sp. nov., Parachiloglanis benjii sp. nov., P. dangmechhuensis sp. nov., and P. drukyulensis sp. nov. Molecular data derived from the mitochondrial gene Cyt b and the nuclear gene RAG2 recovered relationships within Parachiloglanis and the Glyptosterninae. A dichotomous key to the Glyptosterninae of Bhutan is provided.


          

The species of Clupisoma from Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Ailiidae), with a comment on the validity of the family Ailiidae

   
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After comparison of the types of the four species of Clupisoma recorded from Yunnan, China, no morphological differences between Clupisoma nujiangense Chen et al. and C. yunnanensis (He, Huang & Li) were found, and it is confirmed that the former is a synonym of the latter. Clupisoma yunnanensis occurs in the middle and lower of Nu-jiang, belonging to the Salween River basin. Clupisoma longianale (Huang) and Clupisoma sinense (Huang) are found in the lower Lancang-jiang, in the Mekong River basin. Using concatenated mitochondrial genes and nuclear genes, Wang et al. (2016) reconstructed the phylogeny of 38 species of catfishes belonging to 28 genera and 14 families. They reinstated the family, Ailiidae for a monophyletic Asian catfish group comprised of the three genera Ailia, Laides and Clupisoma. The family-group name Ailiidae was first proposed by Bleeker (1858) as Ailichthyoidei for a subfamily containing Ailia Gray. As such, there was no legitimate reason for Wang et al. (2016) to propose the Ailiidae as a new family group name but, instead, resurrect the existing name from the synonymy of the Shilbeidae.


          THE PLOT FOR THE MIDTERMS: The Democrats’ Impeachment Scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
By Crapernicus

IF DEMOCRATS WIN THE HOUSE, THEY WILL TIE UP PRESIDENT TRUMP'S AGENDA AND INITIATE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

If Nancy Pelosi Is Made Speaker Again, Democrats Will Likely Impeach President Trump And Grind To A Halt The President's Legislative Agenda.

If Democrats Win Control Of The House On November 6, "The Clamor For Impeachment Would Grow Substantially." "That's a sensible-enough electoral strategy, and for the moment, the increasing support for impeachment among progressive activists and candidates has not reached a groundswell. But that could all change by the morning of November 7, if rank-and-file Democrats wake up to discover their party is suddenly vested with the power to confront a president they've decried as a threat to the constitutional order. The clamor for impeachment would grow substantially." (Russell Berman, "The Democrat Who Could Lead Trump's Impeachment Isn't Sure It's Warranted," The Atlantic , 9/11/18)

Democrats Know They Can't Talk About Impeachment Publicly, But "The Temptation Will Be Completely Overpowering" If They Take The House. "Democrats tell us two things: They know they can't publicly say they'll impeach Trump, but most acknowledge that the temptation will be completely overpowering if they take control of the House." (Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, and Daniel Lippman, "Inside Washington's Money Machine," Politico Playbook , 9/7/18)

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Will Have No Choice But To Initiate Impeachment Proceedings Should She Succeed In Seizing The Speaker's Gavel." "In the House, the prevailing concern among Republican lawmakers is that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will have no choice but to initiate impeachment proceedings should she succeed in seizing the speaker's gavel." (Jim Acosta and Elizabeth Landers, "Republicans Fear Potential Impeachment Move If Democrats Win In 2018," CNN , 4/11/18)

  • Seventy-Five Percent Of Democrats Polled In A Recent Washington Post-ABC News Poll Said Congress Should Begin Impeachment Hearings. "While 75 percent of Democrats say Congress should begin impeachment hearings, 82 percent of Republicans say lawmakers should not." (Philip Rucker and Scott Clement, "Poll: 60 Percent Disapprove Of Trump, While Clear Majorities Back Mueller And Sessions," The Washington Post , 8/31/18)
  • Democratic Voters And Activist Groups Are "Raising Pressure" On The Party "To Aggressively Investigate The Trump Administration." "Any scenario for Democrats winning the House depends on a wave of voter enthusiasm that's largely a backlash to the Trump presidency. Many of those voters and allied activist groups are already raising pressure on the party to pursue a more far-reaching agenda -- such as Medicare-for-all legislation, liberalizing immigration laws and tackling climate change -- and to aggressively investigate the Trump administration." (Sahil Kapur and Billy House, "Trump Scrutiny Would Intensify If Democrats Win House Majority," Bloomberg , 9/10/18)

"Nearly Three Out Of Four Voters Expect That Democrats Will Move To Impeach Trump If They Take Back The House This Fall." "And, regardless of their own opinion on the matter, nearly three out of four voters expect that Democrats will move to impeach Trump if they take back the House this fall." (Steve Kornacki, "Shhhh! Dem Leaders Don't Want To Say 'Impeach.' Bill Clinton's Case Explains Why." NBC News , 9/10/18)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Has Hinted That Democrats Plan To Impose Gridlock If They Take Control Of The House. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: "And there are many people who wonder whether Democratic-led committees in the House will start a whole series of investigations and accountability on this president, on this administration." NANCY PELOSI: "Well, in both cases in terms of what we would affirmatively do in terms of legislation, we have established our 'For The People.' Lower health care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government. And I'm asking with no presumptions, not measuring for drapes. I don't see too many drapes around here anyway, but just to be ready. We have a responsibility to be ready so I've tasked the soon-to-be chairmen, our top Democrats on these committees, to work with their committees to establish priorities for us to consider as our consensus priorities to go forward, but in the same vein with the oversight. This cannot be scattershot. We're doing this in a very serious, responsible way. To say, we want it, we want to seek the truth. The truth about intervention in our elections which undermines the sacred right of people to vote under oversight, over the air our children breathe and this or that the list goes on, but it has to be prioritized and not scattershot, but direct shot to get the job done. It's all about seeking the truth where that takes us with the President and his performance remains to be seen." (CNN's "Amanpour," 9/10/18)

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Democrats In Congress Have Pushed For President Trump's Impeachment For Over A Year

In July 2017, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) Introduced An Article Of Impeachment After President Trump Fired FBI Director James Comey. "Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) introduced an article of impeachment in July alleging that Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey as FBI director amid the investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election." (Cristina Marcos, "The Nearly 60 Dems Who Voted For Impeachment," The Hill , 12/6/17)

In December 2017, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Put Forth A Resolution For Impeachment With Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), And John Yarmuth (D-KY). "Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) introduced those articles of impeachment with Green. All but Gutiérrez, who did not vote, and Yarmuth, who voted to table the resolution, supported Green's efforts." (Cristina Marcos, "The Nearly 60 Dems Who Voted For Impeachment," The Hill , 12/6/17)

58 House Democrats Supported Green's Impeachment Resolution And Voted To Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump. "An unexpectedly high number of Democrats voted in favor of an effort to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump on Wednesday, revealing the growing agitation among liberals to remove him from office. The House voted overwhelmingly 364-58 to table a resolution from Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) laying out articles of impeachment against Trump, with four Democrats voting 'present.'" (Cristina Marcos, "The Nearly 60 Dems Who Voted For Impeachment," The Hill , 12/6/17)

  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) Voted To Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump. (H.R. 646, Roll Call Vote #658 : Motion Failed 364-58: R 238-0, D 126-58, Pascrell Voted Nay)

  • Pascrell Is Ranking Member On The House Ways And Means Subcommittee On Trade. "Today, the House Ways and Means Committee named U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Trade." (Press Release, "Rep. Pascrell Named Ranking Member Of Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee," Rep. Bill Pascrell , 1/12/17)
  • Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) Voted To Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump. (H.R. 646, Roll Call Vote #658 : Motion Failed 364-58: R 238-0, D 126-58, Pallone Voted Nay)

  • Pallone Is Ranking Member On The House Committee On Energy And Commerce. (Press Release, "Pelosi Announces Ranking Members For 115th Congress," Rep. Nancy Pelosi , 1/11/17)

  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Voted To Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump. (H.R. 646, Roll Call Vote #658 : Motion Failed 364-58: R 238-0, D 126-58, Thompson Voted Nay)

  • Thompson Is Ranking Member On The House Committee On Homeland Security. (Press Release, "Pelosi Announces Ranking Members For 115th Congress," Rep. Nancy Pelosi , 1/11/17)

"Liberal" Democrats Including Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and Keith Ellison (D-MN) Voted In Favor Of Impeachment Proceedings. "Liberal Democrats like Reps. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Jamie Raskin (Md.), Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), and Keith Ellison (Minn.) were among the lawmakers who voted against tabling Green's resolution." (Cristina Marcos, "The Nearly 60 Dems Who Voted For Impeachment," The Hill , 12/6/17)

  • Grijalva Is Ranking Member On The House Committee On Natural Resources. (Press Release, "Pelosi Announces Ranking Members for 115th Congress," Rep. Nancy Pelosi , 1/11/17)

Assistant House Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) Voted To Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump. "CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) voted against tabling Green's resolution. So did Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who as assistant House minority leader was the only member of Democratic leadership to vote with Green." (Cristina Marcos, "The Nearly 60 Dems Who Voted For Impeachment," The Hill , 12/6/17)

Democrat Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Said "I Would Support Impeachment" Of President Trump. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she would support impeachment for President Trump if she wins in November. 'I would support impeachment,' the first-time candidate and former Bernie Sanders campaign organizer said. 'I think that, you know, we have the grounds to do it.'" (Avery Anapol, "Ocasio-Cortez: I Would Support Trump Impeachment," The Hill , 6/27/18)

Democrat Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley Said She Would Vote For Trump's Impeachment. "Of Trump's impeachment, Pressley said: 'I'd cast that vote, but a vote is not enough. As leaders we have to ask ourselves as we navigate this new and dangerous terrain together -- how do we resist and progress at the same time?'" (Chris Cillizza, "Ayanna Pressley's Win Shows Just Being Liberal Isn't Enough In Today's Democratic Party," CNN , 9/5/18)

Over The Last Few Weeks, Democrats From Across The Spectrum Including Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Al Green, And Filemon Vela Have Ramped Up Calls For Impeachment Or Removal From Office

On September 3, When Asked When Trump Would Be Impeached, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Said "The Sooner The Better." SPECTATOR: "When are you going to impeach Trump?" SCHUMER: "The sooner the better." SPECTATOR: "The sooner the better? That's not answering the question." SEN. MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We got to get a few Republicans. The Democrats are on your side." (Senator Chuck Schumer, Remarks At West Indian Day Parade , Brooklyn, NY, 9/3/18)

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Said "If Senior Administration Officials Think The President Of The United States Is Not Able To Do His Job, Then They Should Invoke The 25th Amendment." "Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seizing on an explosive op-ed from an anonymous administration official, said Thursday that it's time to use constitutional powers to remove President Donald Trump office if top officials don't think he can do the job. 'If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,' Warren told CNN. 'The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can't do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the President -- take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds ... Everyone of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It's time for them to do their job.'" (Manu Raju, "Elizabeth Warren: Time To Use 25th Amendment To Remove Trump From Office," CNN , 9/6/18)

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Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Claimed "The November Election Will Be About Impeachment." (Rep. Al Green, Twitter Feed , 8/23/18)

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) Said "We Must Impeach Crooked Donnie." (Rep. Filemon Vela, Twitter Feed , 8/21/18)

Vela Said "Impeach Crazy Donnie Now!" (Rep. Filemon Vela, Twitter Feed , 8/28/18)

  • Vela Voted To Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump. (H.R. 646, Roll Call Vote #658 : Motion Failed 364-58: R 238-0, D 126-58, Vela Voted Nay)

Rep. Maxine Waters Called For Trump's Impeachment Even Before His Presidency Began

Even Before His Presidency Began, Waters Was Saying Trump Was Headed For Impeachment. "She has been saying she thinks Trump is headed for impeachment since even before he was sworn in. At an anti-Trump tax march in April, she said she'll 'fight every day until he is impeached.'" (Sarah D. Wire, "How Maxine Waters Became 'Auntie Maxine' In The Age Of Trump," The Los Angeles Times , 7/20/17)

Waters Has Called For President Trump's Impeachment Via Twitter At Least 41 Times In 2017 And 2018. (Rep. Maxine Waters, Twitter Feed , Accessed 9/10/18)

In February 2018, Waters' Told The Attendees At The California Democratic Party Convention To "Get Ready For Impeachment." "Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has been a leading opponent of President Trump on Capitol Hill, told thousands of Democratic activists and officials to 'get ready for impeachment.' Speaking at the California Democratic Party's annual convention in San Diego, Waters said that she believes special counsel Robert Mueller, who's been at the helm of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is 'getter closer' to figuring out who colluded with Russia." (Lisa Hagen, "Maxine Waters: Time 'To Get Ready For Impeachment,'" The Hill , 2/24/18)

In June 2018, Waters Said Trump "Will Never Be Presidential. This Man Does Not Have Any Good Values. I Believe He Needs To Be Impeached." DAVID GURA: "We saw Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned away from a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, yesterday because of her affiliation with the president. Let me ask you lastly here about policy. You're on House Financial Services, you keep track of policies put in place by the White House. Let me broaden that. Talking with my colleague Cal Perry at the border in Torrino, Texas, at one of these tent facilities, he says it's becoming clear there is plan. How emblematic is that of the way this administration is approaching policy generally?" REP. WATERS: "This president wakes up in the morning and tweets policy. He does not work with his experts, he does not work with his personnel. … I said this man needs to be impeached. I know a lot of people think we're not ready to say that. Some people have said a long time ago he would become presidential. He will never be presidential. This man does not have any good values. I believe he needs to be impeached. As a matter of fact, a long time before he's doing what he's doing now with these children. I think he had done enough to undermine this country and to have us understand we cannot trust him, that we should have come with an impeachment resolution. So, I believe we cannot wait until the next presidential election. We have got to resist him. I want to see him impeached." (" MSNBC Live ," 6/23/18)

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This Past Saturday, Waters Said "You Knock One Down And Then We'll Be Ready For Pence. We'll Get Him Too," Insinuating That After Impeaching Trump, The Democrats Plan To Impeach Vice President Pence. WATERS: "Remember there are those who said that we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the President's cabinet and I said if you see them anywhere, if you see them at a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them 'you're not welcome here or anywhere!' And so it frightened a lot of people. And of course the lying President said that I had threatened all of his constituents. I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn't do it that time. They say 'Maxine, please don't say impeachment anymore.' And when they say that I say, 'impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.' I had a conversation here today when someone asked, 'but what about Pence? If you were able to impeach, Pence will be worse.' And I said 'look, one at a time.' You knock one down, one at a time. You knock one down and then we'll be ready for Pence. We'll get him too." (Rep. Maxine Waters, Remarks at Stonewall Young Democrats, Los Angeles, CA, 9/8/18)

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LIBERAL BILLIONAIRE TOM STEYER HAS INVESTED MILLIONS ON A CRUSADE TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP

Tom Steyer Has Spent Millions On An Impeachment Campaign Against President Trump And Pressured Congressional Democrats To Get On Board

In October 2017, Tom Steyer Demanded That Lawmakers And Candidates Support Removing President Trump From Office. "One of the Democratic Party's most prominent financial backers is demanding that lawmakers and candidates on the left support removing President Trump from office, putting pressure on Democrats to make Mr. Trump's ouster a defining issue in the 2018 midterm elections. Tom Steyer, a billionaire California investor who spent more than $91 million supporting Democrats in the 2016 elections, issued the demand to his party in a letter on Wednesday. In his message, Mr. Steyer called Mr. Trump a 'clear and present danger to the republic' and urged Democrats to pledge that they would seek to remove him from office if they take control of Congress next year." (Alexander Burns, "Pledge To Impeach Trump, A Key Donor Demands Of Democrats," The New York Times , 10/11/17)

On October 20, 2017, Steyer Launched His Need To Impeach Ad Campaign And Website Advocating For The Impeachment Of President Donald Trump. "Political mega-donor Tom Steyer is funding an eight-figure TV ad campaign to "demand that elected officials take a stand" on impeaching President Trump. 'A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less, and today people in Congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger,' Steyer says in the ad, which directs viewers to a new NeedToImpeach website." (David Weigel, "Megadonor Tom Steyer Launches TV Ad Campaign For Trump Impeachment," The Washington Post , 10/20/17)

In January 2018, Steyer Announced He Was Doubling His $20 Million Investment Into His Need To Impeach Campaign. "Steyer said he is also 'doubling' his push for President Donald Trump's impeachment, which he has already backed with a $20 million national advertising campaign. That campaign, called 'Need to Impeach,' has helped Steyer build a massive email list." (Eric Bradner, "Tom Steyer Not Running For Office; Pledges $30 Million To Help Democrats In House," CNN , 1/8/18)

In One Of His Need To Impeach Ads, Steyer Claims That President Trump Has "Brought Us To The Brink Of Nuclear War," "Obstructed Justice At The FBI," "Violated The Constitution," And "Taken Money From Foreign Governments." STEYER: "He's brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI, and in direct violation of the Constitution, he's taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth. If that isn't a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become? I'm Tom Steyer and, like you, I'm a citizen who knows it's up to us to do something. It's why I'm funding this effort to raise our voice together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment. A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less. Yet, today, people in Congress and his own administration know this president is a clear and present danger, whose mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. And they do nothing. Join us, and tell your member of Congress that they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what's political and start doing what's right. Our country depends on it." (Tom Steyer, "Join Us," YouTube, 10/19/17)

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Steyer Has Taken His Need To Impeach Message On The Road Through A 30-Stop National Tour To Pressure Congress Into Seeking Impeachment. "Now, through his 30-stop national tour, Steyer wants to generate public pressure to get Congress to join him, starting with key Democrats near his home." (Joe Garofoli, "Tom Steyer Wants Trump Impeached, And He's Mad That Many Democrats Don't," The San Francisco Chronicle , 4/9/18)

Steyer Has Equated Democratic Leaders Who Are Not Focused On Impeachment With People Who Opposed The Civil Rights Movement. "Steyer said the Democratic leaders who don't want to focus on impeachment are like the people who opposed the civil rights movement, saying it wasn't the right time. 'In every important issue in American history there have been people who felt that it as the wrong time to bring up the truth. However true, however important, it was inconvenient, awkward and should wait,&##39; he said." (Anthony Man, "Billionaire's Florida Tour Focuses On Mobilizing Voters, Impeachment," Sun-Sentinel, 5/6/18)


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The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11th before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
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For the second time this month, two Russian long-range bombers were intercepted by US Air Force jets after NORAD scrambled the fighters off the Alaskan coast. The dangerous incident happened - perhaps symbolically - on Sept. 11, according to military statements. 

NORAD revealed the intercept on Wednesday evening :

The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The Russian formation never entered U.S. or Canadian airspace, according to the statement.

The US military statement didn't designate a precise location, but only mentioned the formation of Russian bombers and fighter jets were intercepted "west of mainland Alaska" by the American stealth aircraft at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Previously this month, on Sept. 1, a similar formation of two bombers were intercepted by American F-22's after they reportedly entered into the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone south of the Aleutian Islands. And last May, another incident was reported in NORAD official statements.

The timing of this latest incident is interesting, given the significance of 9/11 and the terror attacks over the skies of two major American cities which resulted in NORAD grounding all civilian aviation. 

The Russian MoD released this video the day after the intercept incident near Alaska:

Tuesday's incident also comes as Russia launched its largest military drill since 1981, called Vostok-2018, which reportedly involves some 300,000 troops and over 1,000 aircraft, as well as thousands of Chinese soldiers and a smaller Mongolian contingent. 

And perhaps even more interesting is that a day after the intercept (Wednesday) Russia's defense ministry (MoD) released a video on Twitter featuring two Tu-95 "Bear" bombers and a pair of fighter jets taking off from an airbase in eastern Russia, precisely as the same formation NORAD says it intercepted in its Wednesday statement. 

It is entirely possible that the Russian MoD's tweet was meant to troll NORAD and the Pentagon, and it's also possible though not certain that the aircraft depicted in the video were the exact same ones intercepted by the US Air Force near Alaska. 


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Authored by Tom Luongo via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Sometimes when I step back from the overwhelming flow of geopolitical insanity I’m reminded of the old adage that coming close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

To which, I always add, “And nuclear war.”

I’ve been watching the build up to the operation to liberate Idlib in Syria which includes the endless neocon and Israeli moral preening warning Assad against using chemical weapons with a sense of detachment.  And I keep thinking to myself, “Do they really think we’re that stupid?”

Three times the chemical weapons canard has been used to justify further aggression against Syria and three times a full-blown U.S. invasion has been averted. First by Vladimir Putin’s deft diplomacy and General Dunford’s refusal to implement a ‘no-fly zone’ in 2013 and then during the Trump years with ineffectual air strikes on Syrian airbases.

How much of that ineffectuality of those airstrikes were designed by Defense Secretary James Mattis to avoid a wider conflagration and how much was Russian EW/missile defense is anyone’s guess.

The truth most likely lies somewhere in the middle.

That is why everyone who is worrying about the U.S.’s blustering over Syria’s Idlib campaign needs to take a big step back and think the scenario through.

Because the neoconservatives and Israel are forcing the situation to its crisis point, thinking they can manipulate the headlines and the levers of power to still eke out a victory in Syria that will allow them to continue on their quest to destroy Russia first and conquer the rest of Asia after that.

And they are willing to blackmail us with the threat of WWIII over 50,000 head-chopping mercenaries to get their cookie. 

However, when you factor in the men actually in charge of the U.S. military chain of command, Trump and Mattis, and you realize the lengths to which Mattis’ field commanders have gone to avoid direct confrontation with Russian forces, you come to the conclusion that the men who will actually fight this war the neoconservative provocateurs and laptop bombardiers are clamoring for won’t actually pull the trigger.

The reasons for this are manifest.

First, the potential for the conflict to go nuclear is too high for rational men to take that chance.  Mattis and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu are hard-bitten, no-nonsense men.  Neither underestimates the other’s resolve to defend their men and national interests.

So, once the shooting starts expect it to get ugly quick.  Therefore it is unlikely to get to that point.

Second, there is no profit in that kind of escalation for the people who profit from war.  The banks and the military weapons makers thrive in low-intensity, frozen conflicts which keep sales flowing and governments indebted to pay for them.

In an age of nuclear weapons, proxy wars fought by mercenaries with drones are far more profitable than any large-scale invasions.  I hate to say this but from a discounted cash flow perspective Lockheed-Martin wants predictability to cover their quarterly dividends to shareholders more than they want to bring about the supposed Zionist plan for Greater Israel.

Sorry to burst everyone’s conspiracy theories.

Third and most importantly, the U.S. cannot afford a non-nuclear confrontation with Russia that punctures the illusion of U.S. military superiority.  Too much of the world’s confidence in the dollar itself rests in the U.S.’s ability to project power and defend its interests militarily.

This confidence is a mixture of that military capability and the U.S.’s traditional position of a country with an excellent legal framework within which to do business.  It is fashionable among geopolitical critics, myself included, to get caught up in the rhetoric and projection of a sclerotic and weakening United States, but legally it is still one of the best places on earth to do business.

But, as Martin Armstrong pointed out recently, Trump’s domestic opposition has openly declared sedition against him this week in the New York Times.  Former Secretary of State, John Kerry, is doing the talk show circuit calling for a constitutional crisis over Trump allegedly being unfit for office.  And George Soros is paying protesters to disrupt the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

If allowed to run its course to impeachment in the event of the Republicans losing control of the House in November, this would be a death blow to the U.S.’s reputation as a nation of laws rather than a nation of men.  The U.S. dollar would not recover from such a blow to its credibility, especially in light of Trump’s nearly-unhinged use of sanctions and threats of tariffs, weaponizing the dollar indiscriminately.

And this is why Vladimir Putin openly showed his hand to the world in March.  Strategically, he let everyone know that any confrontation between Russia and the U.S. would result in the U.S losing its status as the world’s pre-eminent military power.

This is why the neocons and the U.S./U.K. Deep State have been so adamant in accelerating its provocations against Russia.  They have to present us with the Faustian bargain of WWIII before Russia has these weapon systems fully deployed.

It’s also why Trump and Mattis are allowing them to have their head.  It feeds Trump’s “Art of the Deal” strategy for negotiations while also allowing him the opportunity to save face after Idlib is liberated regardless of whether another chemical weapons attack is staged.

I think we won’t see one here. 

The way out of Syria for the U.S. with its face-saved is to thunder and bluster, threaten fire and brimstone just like Trump did with Kim Jong-un and use that to explain why Assad showed restraint and didn’t use chemical weapons this time.

I can even see Trump tweeting something about three strikes and he would be out. 

Once Idlib is liberated Mattis will happily begin pulling vulnerable troops out of al-Tanf and Afghanistan.  That’s why I believe he went there to the surprise of the CIA house-organ Washington Post last week.

And then the neocon and Israeli muddying of the waters will move to the Geneva talks, but we’ll cross that Rubicon when it approaches.


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L’INNOVAZIONE DI PRODOTTO NEL SISTEMA AGROINDUSTRIALE 


 


Nell’articolo scorso abbiamo analizzato l’innovazione di marketing e l’innovazione strategica, cioè quella modifica che, pur non tenendo conto dei bisogni immediati guarda a quelli futuri, cercando di generarne sempre di nuovi.


In quest’articolo cercheremo di analizzare l’innovazione di prodotto, a prescindere da specifiche richieste di marketing o strategiche, vale a dire quelle modifiche di processo o di qualità che possono generare riduzioni di costo (quindi di prezzo), o miglioramenti qualitativi, quindi più soddisfacenti (utili) per la domanda.


Nell’articolo dal titolo “Imprenditoria e innovazione nel sistema agroindustriale” abbiamo definito come di Livello 4 le invenzioni esterne al settore di attività configurate come:


4.1 – Creazione di una nuova generazione del sistema esistente.


4.2 – Innovazioni non tecnologiche, ma scientifiche.


A questo proposito vorremmo citare un esempio di prodotto industriale innovativo di questo livello: il telefono mobile.


Questo strumento entrato molto silenziosamente nella nostra vita di tutti i giorni, ha cambiato il nostro modo di comunicare (abitudini, linguaggio, libertà di movimento), ma ha soprattutto reso completamente obsoleti diversi precedenti prodotti, tra i quali: la calcolatrice elettronica, l’orologio a sveglia, l’agenda elettronica, i videogiochi, il telefono, il fax, alcune funzioni di computer, ecc.


Un vero e proprio inventore di questo prodotto non esiste, giacché questi è nato da un’esigenza d’innovazione che ormai girava nell’aria. Però questo semplice e contestato prodotto ha stroncato tanti altri prodotti, concorrenti e non.


In agricoltura ancora non è apparso un prodotto di pari innovazione e successo, ma non è assolutamente da escludere che possa apparire.


 


L’innovazione qualitativa.


Un prodotto può essere innovato nella qualità quando è:


prodotto con materiali migliori:


prodotto con un sistema più semplice o più affidabile;


rispetta il life-cicle ed è compatibile con l’ambiente.


L’impiego di materiali migliori o innovativi è certamente un’innovazione che può generare la differenza con i prodotti concorrenti. Non sempre, però, il consumatore è in grado di apprezzare il miglioramento qualitativo, in quanto non è capace di valutare correttamente il giusto rapporto tra costi e benefici. Ancora è molto spesso troppo difficile promuovere la qualità, giacché questa è costosa sia per la ricerca, sia per la successiva comunicazione ai consumatori. Per quest’aspetto n’è esempio eclatante la produzione agricola biologica, difficile da ricercare e soprattutto difficile da promuovere.


L’innovazione di processo può essere di un qualsiasi livello nella scala di Altshuller, e non è detto che un’innovazione di grado più elevato possa trovare maggior successo di un’innovazione di grado meno elevato. Il successo commerciale di un prodotto non è solo legato al suo grado di innovazione, ma anche alla tempistica di immissione nel mercato. Molto spesso prodotti troppo innovativi non sono compresi dai consumatori, e quindi non vengono apprezzati e consumati. Certamente, però, un miglioramento del sistema produttivo, che esemplifichi e renda più affidabile il prodotto, può essere un’innovazione che può rendere il prodotto stesso vincente.


Un terzo tipo d’innovazione, che sta conquistando sempre di più i favori dei consumatori è quello legato al life-cicle ed alla sua compatibilità con l’ambiente. In agricoltura questo tipo di innovazione è sempre più da ricercare, in quanto, considerando gli sviluppi energetici, biomedicali ed estetici che i prodotti agricoli possono avere, è indispensabile orientarsi in questa direzione.


 


L’innovazione di costo.


Innovare nei materiali, nel processo produttivo, e nel raggiungimento di una completa compatibilità con l’ambiente è certamente costoso, e potrebbe portare un prodotto fuori mercato proprio per l’alto costo di produzione. Pertanto, una pratica corrente dell’azienda deve essere quella di limare e raffinare continuamente i costi, considerando che in un mercato concorrenziale si lavora nella condizione di “price taking”, cioè il prezzo non può essere stabilito dall’impresa. Quindi, per essere sempre competitivi, e per massimizzare il profitto, l’impresa deve continuamente contenere i costi.


Questo risultato non si raggiunge con una becera politica salariale, o evitando gli oneri sociali, ma innovando continuamente il processo produttivo attraverso corrette politiche di tempi e metodi produttivi, attraverso l’utilizzo di nuovi processi, e di rese sempre più elevate.


 


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In a state of nature human beings live through consistent patterns or “regularities” in the way living systems evolve over time.


We can articulate these patterns in the form of theories, and sets, as follows:


 


1. Theory of Completeness of Parts.


Ecosophy arises as the result of a synthesis of previous separate matters (disciplines) into a single whole. In order to live and to be viable the system includes three basic sets:


Demand Set


Production Set


Taste or Psychological Set.


Each set is an open set. If any of these sets is missing or inefficient, to that extent the ecosophic system is incapable of surviving and prevailing against its competitor systems (i.e., those which impose power, e.g., Political, Military, and any Violence System.)


 


2. Theory of Entropy and Energy Conductivity. 


An Ecosophic System evolves in the direction of increasing efficiency in the transfer of energy from outside to inside. This transfer can take place through a condition or state that can be called entropy, as in Physics (it is the case of using the same term just because it indicates the same phenomenon.)


The higher is the entropy, the higher the conductivity. Therefore, the higher is the conductivity, the lower the enthalpy.


Entropy can be argued as the thermodynamic quantity that characterizes the trend of closed systems (i.e., those systems, which do not exchange matter or energy with surrounding environment) to evolve to the maximum equilibrium. Entropy is the quantity that signifies the non-reversibility of natural phenomena, as it is the index of energy degradation. Energy and matter degrades while entropy increases, thus resulting inapplicable.


N. Georgescu-Roegen firstly used the theory of entropy in Economics, in order to emphasize, as economic processes are not “circular”, and non-reversible, and that the stock of natural resources is tending to exhaust itself (this theory is also used by major ecologists.)


In Information Theory people use the term entropy as the “quantity” of information (the higher entropy, the lower information.)


In Physics any entropy increase indicates the system’s passage to a state of greater disorder.


Imagine, for example, the passage of water from solid state to liquid state: in solid state molecules are tied each other in the ice crystal lattice, (thus easier to be identified in any fixed position), whilst in liquid state molecules, subject to weaker cohesion forces, are stimulated by a less thermal motion, that is, they are more irregular. In order to transit from solid to liquid state the system has to absorb heath (energy, enthalpy) at constant temperature, therefore its entropy variation shall be positive, i.e., entropy increases in correspondence of the passage to a phase characterized by a greater disorder.


We apply to entropy as the natural chaos, the microscopic disorder of a system, which allows enthalpy (Information, Culture, etc.,) to be acknowledged by and transferred to ecosophic systems (i.e., we can argue that entropy and enthalpy are in a reverse function than that given by Information Theory.


This transfer can take place through a state more or less state of entropy, and the entropy level will be the meter of transfer efficiency. In a scale of entropy, we consider the U.S. as the highest entropy system, and Australia as the lowest.


 


3. Theory of Harmonization of Rhythms.


 


 


 


4. Theory of Ideal Efficiency.


An Ecosophic System evolves in such a direction as to increase its degree of efficiency. Efficiency is defined as the quotient of the sum of the system’s benefits, Bi, divided by the sum of its cost effects Cj.


ΣBi


Efficiency = E = ──


ΣCj.


 


 


Benefit effects include all the valuable result of the system’s functioning. Cost effects include either individual or system cost.


Taking this trend to its limit, we can assume the notion of Ideal Efficiency is obtained when the Bi are maximum and the Cj are minimum. The theory thus states that as the system evolves, the sum of the Bi trend upward and the sum of Cj trend downward.


 


From Mechanics we can assume, as stated by Stan Kaplan “A technical system evolves in such a direction to increase its degree of ideality”.


 


From Economics we can assume the following theories:


Cost/Benefit Analysis


Profit Maximization


Scarcity (as a prerequisite for any economic behaviour)


 


Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, (Konstanz 1906), Rumanian economist, who first applied Thermodynamics laws to Economics. See Economics and Economic Process, (1971).


Stan Kaplan, An Introduction to TRIZ, Ideation International Inc., 1996


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Toward the Synthesis and Improved Biopotential of an N-methylated Analog of a Proline-Rich Cyclic Tetrapeptide from Marine Bacteria.

Mar Drugs. 2018 Aug 30;16(9):

Authors: Dahiya R, Kumar S, Khokra SL, Gupta SV, Sutariya VB, Bhatia D, Sharma A, Singh S, Maharaj S

Abstract
An N-methylated analog of a marine bacteria-derived natural proline-rich tetracyclopeptide was synthesized by coupling the deprotected dipeptide fragments Boc-l-prolyl-l-N-methylleucine-OH and l-prolyl-l-N-methylphenylalanine-OMe. A coupling reaction was accomplished utilizing N,N'-Dicyclohexylcarbodidimde (DCC) and 1-Ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC·HCl) as coupling agents and Triethylamine (TEA) or N-methylmorpholine (NMM) as the base in the presence of the racemization suppressing agent. This was followed by the cyclization of the linear tetrapeptide fragment under alkaline conditions. The structure of the synthesized cyclooligopeptide was confirmed using quantitative elemental analysis, FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy), ¹H NMR (Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy), 13C NMR, and mass spectrometry. From the bioactivity results, it was clear that the newly synthesized proline-rich tetracyclopeptide exhibited better anthelmintic potential against Megascoplex konkanensis, Pontoscotex corethruses, and Eudrilus eugeniae at a concentration of 2 mg/mL as well as improved antifungal activity against pathogenic dermatophytes Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum audouinii at a concentration of 6 μg/mL, as compared to non-methylated tetracyclopeptide. Moreover, N-methylated tetracyclopeptide displayed significant activity against pathogenic Candida albicans.

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El precio de la electricidad continúa su escalada a máximos anuales y anticipa un fuerte encarecimiento del recibo de la luz para los hogares españoles. Una tendencia que puede mantenerse a medio plazo si el Gobierno de Pedro Sánchez, para cumplir con el compromiso europeo de reducir las emisiones, sigue adelante con su plan de cerrar las centrales nucleares de forma progresiva en los próximos años y apostar solo por energías renovables, como la eólica y la fotovoltaica.

Las renovables y la hidráulica son más baratas porque usan como fuentes el sol, el viento y el agua, reduciendo mucho sus costes. La electricidad generada con energía nuclear también es barata porque estas centrales se consideran prácticamente amortizadas después de más de 30 años en funcionamiento. Son las tres formas de producción que más abaratan la factura, al contrario que el carbón y el gas.

Sin embargo, cuando se dispara la demanda, durante las olas de calor y de frío, no suelen funcionar ni los parques eólicos —por la falta de viento— ni las plantas fotovoltaicas —por la ausencia de sol—. En esos casos se necesita otra energía que cubra esos picos, la llamada cobertura de la demanda. Ante la ausencia de las centrales nucleares, que funcionan las 24 horas durante los 365 días del año, y del carbón, habría que recurrir al gas, más caro, lo que encarecería más el recibo.

Eso mismo llevó al Ejecutivo popular el año pasado a rechazar el desmantelamiento inmediato de esas centrales, advirtiendo de que hacerlo podría disparar el recibo eléctrico un 25%. Este mismo martes, el Congreso de los Diputados rechazó, con los votos favorables de PSOE, Podemos, Ciudadanos y PNV, una proposición de ley del PP que pretendía dificultar el cierre de las centrales térmicas y nucleares.

Precisamente detrás del fuerte repunte actual de los precios está la ola de calor que azotó a buena parte de Europa y que disparó los niveles de demanda. La ausencia de lluvias y de viento hizo que la generación hidráulica y eólica disminuyesen notablemente y, para cubrir esa caída, entraron en funcionamiento durante más horas las centrales de carbón y de gas.

A ello hay que añadir, según los expertos, otros dos factores: por un lado, el encarecimiento del gas por la subida del precio del petróleo, y por otro, la fuerte alza en los precios de los derechos de emisión de CO2.

Impacto de los derechos de emisión de CO2

Estos derechos, que son una especie de licencia que pagan las empresas industriales más contaminantes, han triplicado su precio en los que va de año y su cotización ha pasado de los 7 euros de enero hasta los 21 del pasado agosto. Ayer cotizaban por encima de los 24 euros. El impacto en la factura es enorme: por cada euro que aumenta el precio de los derechos aumenta también un euro el del kilowatio (kWh).

El comercio de los derechos de emisión constituyó en 2005 un hito en la política europea de lucha contra el cambio climático y es su principal herramienta para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Europa limita así la cantidad total de este tipo de gases que pueden emitir las instalaciones y progresivamente va reduciéndolo. Dentro de este tope, las empresas compran derechos de emisión de CO2 con los que pueden comercializar entre sí en función de sus necesidades. Además pueden comprar cantidades limitadas de créditos internacionales que proceden de proyectos de reducción de emisiones de todo el mundo. Al final de cada año, deben entregar suficientes derechos para cubrir todas sus emisiones si no quieren soportar fuertes sanciones.

El incremento del precio sufrido durante este año no es baladí. Según cálculos de la CNMC, un alza de 14 euros por tonelada de CO2 emitida implica para las centrales de carbón un incremento de sus costes de unos 12 euros por megavatio (MWh) y de unos 5 euros para las centrales de ciclo combinado respecto a enero.

Las medidas de Bruselas van encaminadas a que el precio de los derechos se mantenga en niveles elevados, pues ya ha anunciado que el próximo mes de enero los derechos de emisión se reducirán en un 16%, y en 2020 en un 20%. El problema es que esto acaba trasladándose al precio del megavatio y por tanto a la factura de las empresas, que al aumentar sus costes pierden competitividad, y de las familias.

El megavatio se situó ayer en el mercado mayorista en 74,7 euros, manteniéndose así en máximos anuales (anteayer superó incluso los 75 euros), y la media mensual de septiembre supera ya los 69 euros. Como adelantó ABC, esta escalada de los precios ya supuso en agosto un encarecimiento del recibo doméstico de unos 5 euros desde principios de año.

Y eso que la subida del precio del megavatio «solo» impacta en el 40% de la factura, que es la que representa el consumo real, pues el 60% restante de lo que pagan los usuarios son costes ajenos al sistema como las primas a las renovables, las subvenciones al carbón nacional y las subvenciones a las plantas extrapeninsulares.

Reacción del Gobierno

El PSOE pedía desde la oposición al Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy limpiar el recibo y pasar esos impuestos y tasas a los Presupuestos, pero aún no ha anunciado nada en esa dirección. Está por ver si lo hace el próximo miércoles la ministra de Transición Ecológica, Teresa Ribera, que comparecerá en el Congreso de los Diputados por el alza del precio de la luz. Lo que también podría estudiar el Ejecutivo es una reforma en el sistema de subastas, que el Gobierno del PP ya había revisado tras bruscas subidas de la luz, para que el precio de referencia no sea el de las últimas energías que se cruzan, normalmente gas y carbón, más caras.

«El encarecimiento del coste de la luz está asfixiando a familias, empresas y autónomos», lamentó ayer el presidente de la Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores Autónomos (ATA), Lorenzo Amor. Este, aprovechando que Hacienda negocia con Podemos una rebaja del IVA a los productos de primera necesidad, pidió que se baje el IVA de la factura de la luz. Una medida que difícilmente aprobará el PSOE teniendo en cuenta que planea elevar la presión fiscal y que su propuesta en esta materia es extender el bono social de la luz a más familias. UGT también dijo ayer que hay margen para intervenir en el sistema de fijación de los precios de la luz.


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Un grupo de funcionarios de las próximas Secretarías de Movilidad y de Obras del equipo de la jefa de gobierno electa, Claudia Sheinbaum viajará a Bolivia con el objetivo de intercambiar ideas sobre el teleférico que se implementó en La Paz.
En conferencia de prensa, la mandataria capitalina electa Claudia Sheinbaum, anunció que esto fue parte de los acuerdos logrados, luego de reunirse con el embajador de Bolivia en México, José Crespo y el equipo de la empresa Mi Teleférico. "Nos reunimos con el equipo principal del teleférico para aprender de sus experiencias del Cableblús en la Ciudad de México y vamos a establecer una relación, probablemente algunos de los colaboradores estarían yendo a La Paz para conocerlo”, señaló.
Aunque no dio a conocer la fecha en que este equipo viajaría, dijo que será enriquecedor conocer proyectos exitosos como el antes mencionado, por lo que entre el grupo también iría el próximo encargado de ejecutar el proyecto de cuatro líneas de Cablebús en las zonas altas de la Ciudad de México como Gustavo A. Madero, Álvaro Obregón, Iztapalapa y Tlalpan.
Indicó que también se reunió con la próxima titular de la Secretaría de Economía, Graciela Márquez para realizar un evento con empresarios de la industria automotriz el 29 de octubre, en la Ciudad de México, mismo que buscaría opciones para sustituir taxis y otros vehículos por otros más económicos y amigables con el medio ambiente.
Ya hicimos la invitación a distintas embajadas y a la Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz y la invité para que participara en este proyecto”, indicó. 
Dijo que también intercambiaron ideas para reactivar la zona industrial en Vallejo, así como crear un valor agregado a los productos del campo como el nopal en Milpa Alta y las flores en Xochimilco.
Indicó que valoraría la visita a Argentina, que tiene prevista para esa misma fecha, o enviar a algún representante de su administración en la reunión U20 del G20 en Buenos Aires.
La mandataria capitalina electa también dijo que ya se reunió con Carlos Urzúa, próximo titular de la Secretaría de Hacienda para revisar temas sobre la operación de Banobras y bancos de desarrollo para financiar varios proyectos de la ciudad. Excelsior de México (www.excelsior.com.mx)





BOLIVIANO ASEGURA QUE INVENTÓ EL VAR Y DEMANDARÁ A LA FIFA POR 100 MILLONES DE DÓLARES

El ingeniero Fernando Méndez dice que empezó el proyecto en 2004 y que incluso se lo envió a la FIFA para que lo estudiaran. Se reunirá con el presidente Evo Morales para requerir apoyo.

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El pasado Mundial de Rusia 2018 marcó la implementación final en competiciones FIFA del Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
La nueva herramienta del ente rector del fútbol, que tiene por objetivo bajar al mínimo los errores que pudiesen cometer los árbitros durante los partidos, ya está siendo implementado en las principales ligas del mundo.
Sin embargo, hay alguien que alega ser el inventor de este instrumento y pide una compensación a la FIFA por esto.
Se trata del boliviano Fernando Méndez Rivero, ingeniero de 63 años y quien asegura haber inventado el proyecto de video asistencia de arbitraje: "Mi idea fue instalar seis cámaras por el campo. Es suficiente para cubrir todo. Era una cámara detrás del arco, una en la línea lateral derecha y otra a la izquierda. Y eso se repetía al otro lado del césped. Además, el árbitro usaría un micrófono y podría ver las imágenes cuando sea necesario", sostuvo según consignó Olé.
Por lo mismo, pedirá al máximo organismo del fútbol mundial una indemnización aproximada de 100 millones de dólares por derechos de autor, considerando que solicitará la suma de 500 mil dólares por cada entidad que use la herramienta en cada competición que organice.
"Es 100% plagio. Después de que terminé el proyecto, registré la patente en el SENAPI (Servicio Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual) y lo envié a la FIFA y a todas las federaciones nacionales y regionales", aseguró.
Méndez detalló que la idea nació en 2004 cuando fue a ver un partido de su equipo favorito, Oriente Petrolero, contra su clásico rival del Blooming de Santa Cruz, encuentro que fue desnivelado por un penal a favor de estos últimos a dos minutos del final. "Volví a casa enojado, me senté en la computadora y empecé a dibujar el proyecto en el que trabajé durante siete u ocho meses", dijo.
El ingeniero dice que se intentó contactar con la FIFA varias veces pero que solo obtuvo respuesta una vez en 2012, cuando Ricardo Teixeira, en ese entonces presidente de la Confederación Brasileña de Fútbol (CBF), le comunicó que analizarían la viabilidad de su proyecto y que lo apoyarían, pero no volvieron a responder y el VAR empezó a ser utilizado.
Debido al complejo escenario judicial que enfrentaría en caso de materializar la demanda, Méndez se reunirá con el presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, para requerir su apoyo y anuncia que en caso de ganar, la mitad de la indemnización la donará a los pobres, el servicio social y obras de evangelización.





EE.UU. ACUSA A BOLIVIA Y VENEZUELA DE FALLAR EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL NARCOTRÁFICO

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En un memorando presidencial dirigido al Secretario de Estado, Donald Trump señaló a Bolivia y Venezuela como países que no han cumplido con los tratados internacionales antinarcóticos y que no han realizado los esfuerzos necesarios en los últimos doce meses.
En el documento oficial emitido este martes, Trump también determina que el apoyo a promoción de la democracia en Venezuela es vital para los intereses de Estados Unidos.
Trump también señala como países productores o tránsitos de drogas a varios en la región, como es el caso de Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Nicaragua, Perú y Panamá. Sin embargo, señala que estar en esa lista, a diferencia de Bolivia y Venezuela, no subestima los esfuerzos de los gobiernos locales para enfrentar el narcotráfico.
El mandatario explica que este memorando forma parte de la lucha del gobierno estadounidense contra la epidemia de opio que afecta todo el país.
No es la primera vez que Estados Unidos apunta a Bolivia y Venezuela en una lista similar. En 2017, un reporte señaló que los gobiernos de Nicolás Maduro y Evo Morales permitieron que “el tráfico de droga floreciera dentro de su territorio”.





LOS AMIGOS DE EVO MORALES

Una visión general de los países con los cuales el gobierno boliviano ha elegido establecer enlaces privilegiados.

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Conocemos la disputa entre Bolivia y Chile desde la Guerra del Pacífico (1879-1884) porque la victoria chilena llevó a la anexión de la franja marítima boliviana. Desde entonces, los gobernantes bolivianos han continuado proclamando su "derecho al mar", y rompieron relaciones diplomáticas con su vecino en 1962. Recientemente, el gobierno de Evo Morales se ha apoderado de la Corte Internacional de Justicia en La Haya. propósito de obligar a Chile a negociar el otorgamiento de acceso boliviano al Océano Pacífico. La decisión del tribunal debe conocerse pronto.
Pero la diplomacia del gobierno de Morales está especialmente marcada por la condena sin apelación del imperialismo norteamericano. Lo llevó a romper relaciones diplomáticas con los Estados Unidos en septiembre de 2008, después de que expulsó a la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y la Agencia Antidrogas (DEA) del país.
Al acusar al gobierno israelí de "genocidio" contra los palestinos, también cortó las relaciones con Israel en 2009; un estado que describió como "terrorista" en 2014.
Cuba y Venezuela
A cambio, Bolivia ha establecido nuevas alianzas. En primer lugar con Cuba y Venezuela, dos países cuyos jefes de Estado ya tenían relaciones con el dirigente sindical y político Evo Morales antes de su ingreso a la presidencia del país. Recordemos que luego de ganar las elecciones presidenciales a fines de 2005, e incluso antes de tomar posesión de su cargo, comenzó una gira internacional, enteramente financiada por el gobierno venezolano, con Cuba por primera vez.
El primer acuerdo oficial entre Venezuela y Bolivia, que anuncia todos los demás, se firma a fines de enero de 2006, en el Palacio quemado de La Paz, en presencia de Hugo Chávez. Según los dos jefes de Estado, Bolivia está entrando en una nueva era en su historia uniéndose a la iniciativa socio-económica de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA); primer paso de una trayectoria destinada a cambiar el modelo neoliberal de desarrollo del país. Todo el dispositivo se confirma en La Habana el 29 de abril de 2006, bajo el nombre del Acuerdo Cuba-Venezuela-Bolivia sobre el Tratado de Comercio de los Pueblos (TCP) y el ALBA.
Estos dos países siguen siendo socios comerciales menores y el comercio de Bolivia con los países del ALBA-TCP [2] pesa muy poco: en 2017, representó solo el 1,9% del PIB. valor de las exportaciones y 0,6% de las importaciones.
El más significativo y el más importante está obviamente en otra parte: por un lado, bajo la guía de Cuba, pero con el financiamiento y el apoyo logístico venezolano, una serie de cooperación más o menos oculta en términos de propaganda, el control de la información y los medios de comunicación, la asistencia policial y militar, incluso el tráfico de drogas, y el alineamiento diplomático sistemático de las posiciones diplomáticas de cada uno.
Actualmente, Bolivia es el único país de América del Sur que apoya al gobierno de Nicolás Maduro. En abril de 2017, mientras presidía el Consejo Permanente de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), suspendió una sesión extraordinaria para analizar la situación en Venezuela. La sesión finalmente tuvo lugar en su ausencia, y ella declaró la suspensión de los poderes de la Asamblea Nacional impuesta por el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro contraria al orden constitucional democrático.
Evo Morales también apoya al gobierno nicaragüense de Daniel Ortega. En junio pasado, se indignó por el informe de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) sobre la violencia perpetrada por las fuerzas de seguridad y los grupos paramilitares contra manifestantes que, desde Abril, se opuso a las reformas del sistema de seguridad social [6]; una represión que causó 212 muertos y 1,337 heridos según el informe en cuestión.
Irán
Alentado por Hugo Chávez, el gobierno boliviano también ha forjado vínculos con la República Islámica de Irán. Ahmadinejad fue recibido por primera vez por Morales a finales de agosto de 2007. En su declaración conjunta de los dos líderes propusieron para "construir un mundo multipolar" y dio la bienvenida al surgimiento de gobiernos Sudamericanos hostiles al neoliberalismo. Defendieron el derecho de los países a desarrollar la energía nuclear con fines pacíficos y la legalización de la hoja de coca, "el derecho inalienable del pueblo boliviano". Desde entonces, ambos países se han basado sistemáticamente en el nivel internacional.

Cuando Evo Morales inauguró en Warnes (Santa Cruz) 31 de mayo de 2011, la Escuela Militar de Defensa de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA), que tiene como objetivo ayudar a fortalecer los lazos y la integración de los países miembros de la alianza, la ceremonia fue seguida por representaciones diplomáticas de Cuba, Venezuela, Panamá e Irán.
Rusia
Evo Morales es el primer presidente de Bolivia de haber visitado Rusia, hizo el viaje en febrero de 2009 y desde entonces el gobierno de Bolivia ha firmado varios acuerdos de cooperación comercial, energética, militar (acuerdo de setiembre de 2016), y el control contra el tráfico de drogas, aproximadamente 16 según el embajador ruso en La Paz en enero de 2018.
Los más importantes son la explotación y comercialización de hidrocarburos y la construcción de un centro de investigación nuclear multipropósito por parte de la empresa soviética ROSATOM. Situado en la ciudad de El Alto, este complejo incluirá un reactor nuclear, una instalación experimental a los rayos gamma, un ciclotrón y un laboratorio de investigación nuclear y la instrucción. Su costo se estima en $300 millones. Su construcción debería comenzar pronto.
Además de la multiplicación de reuniones entre funcionarios de ambos países, su estrecho vínculo se manifiesta por el apoyo incondicional de Bolivia a la posición de Rusia se toma dentro de la ONU. Su voz lleva incluso más que en junio de 2016, Bolivia fue elegido miembro no permanente de la Asamblea General del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU para el período 2017-2018.
El representante de Bolivia se negó a votar a favor de mantener la integridad del territorio de Ucrania y para condenar la anexión de Crimea por Rusia en marzo del 2014 (con otros tres países del ALBA: Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua).
En abril de 2017, el embajador boliviano en las Naciones Unidas condenó enérgicamente el ataque aéreo de los Estados Unidos contra Siria en conjunto con Rusia. Y en abril de 2018, Bolivia fue el único de los quince miembros del Consejo de Seguridad para apoyar el veto soviético sobre el establecimiento de una comisión internacional para verificar el uso de armas químicas en Siria.
En marzo de 2018, se denunció la expulsión de diplomáticos rusos de los EE.UU. y Europa después de ex espía ruso, Sergei Skripal e hija habían sido envenenados en el Reino Unido.
Bielorrusia
En septiembre de 2013, Evo Morales viajó a Minsk, capital de Bielorrusia, Alexander Lukashenko, para firmar con un acuerdo de cooperación en la agricultura, la minería y la defensa. Juntos hacen un homenaje póstumo a Hugo Chávez, que fue el origen del acercamiento entre los dos países.
El acuerdo de cooperación "militar técnica" especifica 13 julio de 2016. Se trata de la producción, la modernización, reparación y entrega de los procesos técnicos y armas en tres áreas: la aviación, defensa aérea, y 'Ejército de Tierra. También incluye transferencias de tecnología en radio y electrónica, la instalación de medios de comunicación y colaboración de inteligencia y guerra electrónica, con un intercambio de especialistas entre los dos países. Se complementa con una ley aprobada por la Asamblea el 3 de abril de 2018 en la que ambos países se comprometen a desarrollar y producir armas de guerra en Bolivia.
China
En septiembre de 2011, Bolivia y China firmaron seis acuerdos de cooperación para promover proyectos conjuntos en agricultura, minería, comunicaciones, energía, inversión y seguridad alimentaria. El símbolo más elocuente de esta cooperación fue puesto en órbita a finales de 2013, el satélite de comunicaciones Tupac Katari financiado por un crédito de 250 millones de Gobierno Popular y desde 2014 China se convirtió en el primer país exportador a Bolivia (18% de las importaciones nacionales totales) y su primer país acreedor: 80% del saldo de la deuda bilateral en 2017 (19% en 2011).
El ejército boliviano ha utilizado equipos chinos durante décadas, incluidos aviones de combate y de transporte, helicópteros y vehículos blindados. Durante Morales ordena que ha comprado dos aviones en 2007, el equipo de un batallón de ingeniería en 2010 y seis helicópteros en 2011, con préstamos del Eximbank de China. Periódicamente, la República Popular de China dona municiones y equipos de segunda mano: gafas de visión nocturna, cascos, varios vehículos ... Algunos no valen mucho. "Los expertos bolivianos consultaron ... dijeron que los vehículos chinos raramente duraban más de cinco años".
Guinea Ecuatorial
En noviembre de 2017, Morales recibió con gran ceremonia el presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang, a la que atribuye el honor más alto del país: El cóndor de los Andes ", en reconocimiento por su contribución al fortalecimiento de las relaciones amistosas y de cooperación entre los dos países". Este jefe de estado no es cualquiera: en el poder desde 1979, es el campeón de la longevidad presidencial.
El acuerdo de cooperación firmado vaga entre los dos países sólo se está vistiendo un mensaje golpeado por Evo Morales desde que preside el país: el deseo de aferrarse al poder en nombre de la revolución Indigenista: "Desde la resistencia de 500 años al ejercicio del poder durante 500 años", afirmó en su discurso inaugural de enero de 2006; un anuncio que ha sido reiterado muchas veces desde entonces.
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Equipment and diagnostic enhancements include a 320 slice CT scanner, 1.5 T MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and a linear accelerator with SRT and IMRT capabilities....
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          Account Manager- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- Energy Division - HILTI - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
You could find yourself on construction sites and nuclear plants or in offices and warehouses. As an account manager, you’ll be visiting our customers, wherever...
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          Mechanical Engineer - Canadian Light Source Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
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      
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
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          MRI Technologist - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
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
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          Sales Director EMEA (Major W.Europe city) - Charlton Morris Ltd - Major, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
The company focuses on the Nuclear Medicine industry but are open to applicants from the wider medical/molecular imaging workflow and software field....
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          Field Engineering Technologist - SNC-LAVALIN INFRASTRUCTURE - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Density testing in-place using a nuclear densometer; Job Description Summary....
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          Heavy Duty Welder (Term) - Orano - Saskatchewan      Cache   Translate Page      
Is a subsidiary of the multinational Orano group offering products and services with high added value throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from raw...
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          Senior Project Manager - Scientific Services - International - Capital Ridge - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Degree in Science or Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics with subsequent experience in the nuclear industry in Canada....
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          Inventory - Materiel Acquisition and Support - Government of Canada - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Intercepted Near Alaska      Cache   Translate Page      

For the second time this month, two Russian long-range bombers were intercepted by US Air Force jets after NORAD scrambled the fighters off the Alaskan coast. The dangerous incident happened - perhaps symbolically - on Sept. 11, according to military statements. 

NORAD revealed the intercept on Wednesday evening :

The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The Russian formation never entered U.S. or Canadian airspace, according to the statement.

The US military statement didn't designate a precise location, but only mentioned the formation of Russian bombers and fighter jets were intercepted "west of mainland Alaska" by the American stealth aircraft at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Previously this month, on Sept. 1, a similar formation of two bombers were intercepted by American F-22's after they reportedly entered into the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone south of the Aleutian Islands. And last May, another incident was reported in NORAD official statements.

The timing of this latest incident is interesting, given the significance of 9/11 and the terror attacks over the skies of two major American cities which resulted in NORAD grounding all civilian aviation. 

The Russian MoD released this video the day after the intercept incident near Alaska:

Tuesday's incident also comes as Russia launched its largest military drill since 1981, called Vostok-2018, which reportedly involves some 300,000 troops and over 1,000 aircraft, as well as thousands of Chinese soldiers and a smaller Mongolian contingent. 

And perhaps even more interesting is that a day after the intercept (Wednesday) Russia's defense ministry (MoD) released a video on Twitter featuring two Tu-95 "Bear" bombers and a pair of fighter jets taking off from an airbase in eastern Russia, precisely as the same formation NORAD says it intercepted in its Wednesday statement. 

It is entirely possible that the Russian MoD's tweet was meant to troll NORAD and the Pentagon, and it's also possible though not certain that the aircraft depicted in the video were the exact same ones intercepted by the US Air Force near Alaska. 


          As 1.5 Million Flee Hurricane Florence, Worries Grow Over Half Dozen Nuclear Power Plants in Storm’s Path      Cache   Translate Page      
With 1.5 million residents now under orders to evacuate their homes in preparation for Hurricane Florence’s landfall in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, the region faces the possibility of catastrophe should the storm damage one or more of the nuclear power plants which lie in its potential path. As the Associated Press reported on Monday, “The storm’s potential path also includes half a dozen[Read More...]
          "Ядерную мечту" Гитлера утопили в норвежском озере      Cache   Translate Page      

"Ядерную мечту" Гитлера утопили в норвежском озере

При создании очередной передачи National Geographic в одном из озер в Норвегии обнаружили паром, на котором гитлеровская Германия перевозила тяжелую воду для ядерного реактора.

Исследователи и историки обнаружили свидетельства, подтверждающие наличие у нацистской Германии ядерной программы, сообщает The Telegraph.

Издание отмечает, что при подготовке очередной программы для National Geographic с использованием многолучевого эхолота в озере, расположенном в 160 километрах от норвежской столицы Осло, был обнаружен потопленный паром, который исследователи подняли на поверхность.

На его борту ученые нашли по меньшей мере 18 бочек, анализ которых показал содержание в них тяжелой воды, столь необходимой для работы ядерных реакторов.

Как пишет газета, нацисты планировали доставить тяжелую воду для работы реакторов и создания ядерной бомбы с целью сбросить ее на Лондон.

Паром, на котором перевозился важный элемент для создания ядерного оружия, был потоплен бойцами норвежского сопротивления в 1944 году по приказу Уинстона Черчилля.

«Германия могла в скором времени получить ядерную бомбу, и союзники явно были очень обеспокоены этим. Тяжелая вода была жизненно необходимой составляющей для того, чтобы немцам удалось запустить ядерный реактор», — приводит издание слова историка Эрика Гроува.

По его словам, после завершения войны участники ядерной программы Германии, заявили, что именно потеря тяжелой воды стала решающим фактором, приведшим к сворачиванию работ по запуску ядерных реакторов.

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          Materials Scientist ( Research Scientist) - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor*. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)*.... $89,900 - $105,700 a year
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          Engineering Scientist ( Fuel R&D Scientist) - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor*. Please **send all resumes to Katie Sutherland at **katie.sutherland @cnl.ca*. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)*.... $89,100 - $89,800 a year
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          Chemical Engineer (Thermalhydraulics Analyst) - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)*.... $69,800 - $89,800 a year
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          Photoisomerization of di-nuclear rhenium(I) bpe-based compounds      Cache   Translate Page      
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00274F, Paper
Karina Frin, Denis Cressembene da Rocha, Julia Frata Mamud, André S Polo
Di-nuclear [{(NN)(CO)3Re}2(trans-bpe)](PF6)2 complexes, NN = 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (ph2phen) or 4,7-dichloro-1,10-phenanthroline (Cl2phen) and trans-bpe = trans-1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene, were synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR and UV-visible spectroscopies. Irradiation of acetonitrile solutions led to...
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          Comment on Beyond Bolton: The Path to a Progressive Foreign Policy by Piotr Berman      Cache   Translate Page      
This is a good point. Eisenhower was piece and parcel member of MIC, so it takes some thinking, what he did not like about MIC that he was so familiar with? Surely not all the little interventions and proxy wars that happen on regular basis. It had to be something different. The bulk of money, manpower, scientific research etc. was consumed for preparation for the war that did not happen: total war in Europe, pitting against each other thousands of tanks, millions of troops and, last but not least, nuclear weapons that had rapidly increasing capabilities at the time of the speech. The potential for repeating the world war insanity for the third time, in yet more devastating manner was something that could unnerve this leader of wars large (veteran of WWII) and small. Yet, perhaps it was merely a momentary sentiment, something that sounded nicely within a farewell speech. It does not mean that Eisenhower should not be cited. Perhaps not as a sage, but a well informed witness.
          Putin says North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not responding      Cache   Translate Page      

Putin says North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not respondingRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that North Korea was taking a lot of steps toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but Washington was not responding and was making endless demands for full disarmament instead. Washington and Pyongyang have been discussing North Korea's nuclear program since their leaders met in Singapore in June, though that summit's outcome was criticized for being short on details about how and whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was willing to give up weapons that threaten the United States.



          Iran says it has 3,000 to 4,000 active centrifuges for uranium enrichment      Cache   Translate Page      

(JTA) — Iran has 3,000 to 4,000 active centrifuge machines for uranium enrichment, its Speaker of the Parliament said. The number of operating machines is down from the 9,000 the Islamic Republic had running before it signed the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said in a rare admission...

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          DEATH... IS JUST THE BEGINNING - New trailer!      Cache   Translate Page      
The legendary compilation “Death Is Just The Beginning“ is back! But there‘s more! A formidable live package featuring three bands who appear on the collection is due to hit the road under the same name. Canadian Death Metallers KATAKLYSM who have re-recorded their classic track “The Awakener“ for the release, will be joined by HYPOCRISY who have offered up a cover version of “They Lie“ (The Exploited). The package is completed by THE SPIRIT who have provided the title track from their NUCLEAR BLAST debut, “Sounds From The Vortex“. “Death Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII“ will be released on October 19th, 2018. NUCLEAR BLAST just released a new trailer on YouTube with a snippet of THE SPIRIT's "Illuminate the Night Sky". Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtYFA25_hY&feature=youtu.be "The Spirit" states about the compilation: "At the time, the “Death… Is Just The Beginning” samplers were the greatest opportunity to discover new bands. And with the VHS and DVD samplers you finally had the chance to also find the music videos of these extreme metal bands – before Youtube and other video platforms existed, this was the only possibility to get a hold of such clips. The fact that in the year 2018, THE SPIRIT can be part of this legendary sampler series, is a great honor for us." Pre-order the compilation here: http://nblast.de/DeathIsJustMMXVIII
          OPETH - first behind the scenes trailer!      Cache   Translate Page      
On November 2nd, Swedish progressive metal legends OPETH will release their new live album »Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre« via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Captured for DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl formats during their performance on May 11th, 2017 at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, this concert showcases the unique beauty of both classic and new OPETH tracks. Today, the band has released the first of several trailers with behind the scenes footage from the event, shot by vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt, here: https://youtu.be/ZhbDDBdvgpI Fans can now pre-order the various formats at http://nuclearblast.com/opeth-gardenofthetitans Or at the band's shop: https://www.omerch.eu/shop/opeth
          DORO - enters the charts worldwide!      Cache   Translate Page      
Metal queen DORO released her first ever double album, »Forever Warriors // Forever United«, on August 17, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Now, thanks to the immense support from her loyal fans, DORO can proudly announce that these 2 records have achieved many chart entries all over the globe. The German chart position #4, is the highest ever entry in her home country. The full list reads as follows: Order »Forever Warriors // Forever United« now: http://nblast.de/DoroForeverWarriors
          BUNING WITCHES - first album trailer!      Cache   Translate Page      
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 from the last few years - globally! Their new album »Hexenhammer« will be released on November 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band is pleased to release the first trailer for this upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about the band BURNING WITCHES: https://youtu.be/mm89QYxQiw0 Pre-order »Hexenhammer« digitally and receive 'Executed' instantly or stream the song: http://nblast.de/BWExecuted Pre-order »Hexenhammer« physically here: http://nblast.de/BWHexenhammer 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 metal heads worldwide, and of course make people bang their heads!
          Officials prep toxic waste sites, nuclear power plants ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival      Cache   Translate Page      
Hurricane Florence could cause an environmental and public health disaster, as heavy rains may overwhelm pits holding toxic waste from power plants, industrial sites or animal-manure lagoons.
          Comment on Unless the GOP Learns to Handle Anti-White Race-Baiting Attacks, It’s Done—and So Is the Historic American Nation, by James Kirkpatrick      Cache   Translate Page      
the Founding Fathers enabled future generations to incorporate other peoples.
Your usual level of genius. Our nuclear arsenal enables us to annihilate Israel. What's your point? Never seen anyone write as much as you do, but still never write anything interesting.
          Parlamentul UE a votat pentru activarea ”opțiunii nucleare” împotriva Ungariei. Ce urmează      Cache   Translate Page      
Parlamentul European a votat miercuri un raport care critică situația statului de drept în Ungaria lui Viktor Orban și cere activarea articolului 7 al Tratatului, care poate duce la pierderea dreptului de vot în Consiliul European.
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          India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US      Cache   Translate Page      
India meets all qualifications to be member of NSG: US A senior State Department official hoped that the nuclear deal with India would finally see the light of day
          Postcards from Pyongyang, Part 2/2      Cache   Translate Page      
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang on September 9 as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)

Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang on September 9 as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)

          'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III': I read Bob Woodward's explosive new Trump book cover-to-cover, and there's one big takeaway      Cache   Translate Page      

Donald Trump

  • Journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book about President Donald Trump and his administration, "Fear: Trump in the White House," highlights one overriding theme in the president's worldview.
  • The most important thing is the bottom line.
  • The book portrays top military, foreign policy, and national security advisers fighting him on that point.

President Donald Trump's foreign policy is driven by one thing: the bottom line.

It's a different approach than perhaps any other in the nation's history — one that fits a president who made his experience in the business world. It runs counter to the advice of his top military and national security advisers, who time and time again try to make the case to him that the existing world order is worth paying for to "prevent World War III," as Defense Secretary James Mattis pointedly told him.

Amid all the eye-popping details from journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book about President Donald Trump and his administration, "Fear: Trump in the White House," this theme stands out.

No argument from career officials — like Mattis, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford — seems to convince Trump that the system is worth upholding and footing much of the bill for.

"I'm tired of hearing that we have to do this or that to protect our homeland or to ensure our national security," Trump said during a discussion on what the game-plan moving forward on Afghanistan, according to the book.

Repeatedly, he denigrated the advice of those advisers because, as Trump said, they had no business experience and had no concept of money:

  • "These military guys, they don't get business," Trump said. "They know how to be soldiers and they know how to fight. They don't understand how much it's costing."
  • "All they want to do is protect everybody — that we pay for," he said of his group of military, foreign policy, and national security advisers.
  • Pointing to McMaster, who Woodward reported was never able to mesh well with the president, Trump said he didn't know how the Iraqi government "managed to fool McMaster, but he's not a businessman."
  • Trump said American military generals "don't understand the cost/benefit analysis."

Whether on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the post-World War II European alliance headed up by the US, US defense commitments in South Korea, or the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Trump insisted that money alone should be the main driver of any policy outlook.

NATO? The countries must pay their fair share. Afghanistan? "I'm not making a deal on anything until we get minerals," Trump said. South Korea? Renegotiate a trade deal immediately, or remove all US soldiers from the peninsula.

This is especially obvious in debates over existing US trade deals, which nearly all of his advisers try to convince him are actually good for the country.

"We're upside down" on trade deals, Trump said. "We're underwater on every one of these."

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017.He insisted the other nations were "making money" off the US.

"Just look at all this stuff up there," Trump said, pointing at some graphics. "We're paying for it all."

Cohn at multiple junctures tried to explain the deals were good for the economy and allowed US consumers to buy high-quality goods. One example he gave was TVs from South Korea, which US consumers could buy for a much lower cost than a TV manufactured in the US. Those lower costs allowed consumers to spend more money on other American products.

"I don't want to hear that," Trump said, according to the book. "It's all bulls---."

'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III'

In a heated debate over South Korea, during which advisers were seeking to convince him to stay in the KORUS trade agreements, maintain troop levels, and keep the THAAD missile defense system in place, Cohn asked the president what he would "need in the region to sleep well at night?"

"I wouldn't need a f---ing thing," the president said. "And I'd sleep like a baby."

Sometimes, the advisers lost their cool. Tillerson, who Woodward seconded earlier reporting as calling Trump a "f---ing moron," was a prime example. After one meeting, Woodward wrote that Tillerson "could not abide Trump's attack on the generals" and that he was "speaking as if the US military was a mercenary for hire."

"If a country wouldn't pay us to be there, then we didn't want to be there," Woodward wrote of Tillerson's assessment of Trump's foreign policy views. "As if there were no American interests in forging and keeping a peaceful world order, as if the American organizing principle was money."

Soon, one of the most tense meetings between Trump and these advisers took place. Trump revisited his distaste for keeping troops on the Korean Peninsula. But this time, he began asking why the US protected other countries, such as Taiwan.

"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III," Mattis replied. Woodward wrote that the response was "breathtaking" for those in the room, calling it "a challenge to the president, suggesting he was risking nuclear war."

"But we're losing so much money in trade with South Korea, China and others," Trump responded. "I'd rather be spending money on our own country."

SEE ALSO: Trump reportedly exploded at his ex-lawyer after he heard Mueller was looking into his relationship with Deutsche Bank: 'This is bulls---!'

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          Orban and Farage Stand Up to George Soros      Cache   Translate Page      

The EU Parliament has moved to trigger what is referred to as the ‘nuclear option’ Article 7 against Hungary. During the parliament session in Strasbourg, France, 448 MEPs voted in favour of invoking Article 7 against Hungary, while 197 voted against the motion and 48 abstained. According to RT, Article 7 of the 2007 Treaty of Lisbon, often dubbed ‘nuclear option’, is designed to be applied if there is “a clear risk of a serious breach” of the EU values by one of the member states. Once the motion was passed, it has to be approved by 4/5 of the European Council. … Continue reading

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          Greenpeace study throws light on Europe’s ‘hidden energy subsidies’      Cache   Translate Page      
Figures compiled by the environmental pressure group Greenpeace highlight the EU’s lack of transparency in the amount of cash disbursed by national governments to support the back-up of power plants – mainly fossil fuels and nuclear.
          RN Case Manager- Buffalo, WY - Professional Case Management - Buffalo, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
PCM is the nation’s premier homecare provider for nuclear weapons workers and uranium miners, millers and haulers....
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          Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - PT - Nuclear Care Partners - Manderson, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Patient care experience in Home Health, preferred but not required. We are looking for a part time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to care for our patients in...
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          Two US F-22 Raptor fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaska coast      Cache   Translate Page      
RUSSIAN fighter jets were caught escorting two nuclear-capable bombers off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday — marking the second such incident this month, according to US officials. The planes were intercepted just west of the mainland by American F-22 “Raptor” fighters and positively identified by NORAD forces, officials said. “The homeland is no longer […]
          Re: People Are “Fighting For Food” As Authorities Warn Florence “Could Produce A Disaster Comparable To 2005’s Hurricane Katrina”      Cache   Translate Page      

Why is this Hurricane so different?

The answer is found in the storm surge — a massive wave of ocean water that swept through the Fukushima facility, drowning the diesel generators, coolant

pumps and backup batteries. In effect, Fukushima was inundated with
ocean water, and everything stopped functioning. But the physics of the
fuel rods was still operating, and you can’t stop fission reactions just
by hoping and wishing. So the fuel rods melted down and a nuclear
meltdown took place, producing the Fukushima catastrophe we’re all still
suffering under today.


          Re: People Are “Fighting For Food” As Authorities Warn Florence “Could Produce A Disaster Comparable To 2005’s Hurricane Katrina”      Cache   Translate Page      

Shut down the nuclear power plants and use wood as a heat source. Start filling up anything you can find as a container from the tap. Stay inside and underground if you have a basement. And of course be together as a family because that's all that will remain. If it remains a Cat 5, I predict around 1 Trillion in damage.


          Re: People Are “Fighting For Food” As Authorities Warn Florence “Could Produce A Disaster Comparable To 2005’s Hurricane Katrina”      Cache   Translate Page      

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At least twelve operating nuclear reactors are in the predicted path of
Hurricane Florence, as it surges toward the U.S. East Coast. According to the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, which offers an interactive map of active nuclear reactors,
two plants are vulnerable to both heavy rainfall and the expected storm
surge which could bring a surge of up to 20 feet of ocean water pouring
into coastal areas.

Those two reactors, located NE of Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, are
known as “Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 1” and “Brunswick Steam
Electric Plant, Unit 1.”

Each unit produces nearly 1,000 MWe of electricity, and they are both
built on the General Electric “Type 4” power plant design, which is
almost identical to the GE nuclear power plant design used in the
Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan. All of these reactors are designed
and constructed as “boiling-water reactors” or BWRs. The designs are
decades old, and they are subject to catastrophic failures and even core
meltdowns that release radioactive isotopes directly into the
atmosphere and surrounding areas.


          12.10. Suvi-Katriina Ruokonen: Assessing toxicity of ionic liquids utilizing zebrafish, cells, and liposomes      Cache   Translate Page      

Ionic liquids are molten salts, with melting points usually below 100 °C. Because the physical and chemical properties of ionic liquids are easily tunable by combining different ionic liquid cations and anions, has their use become more popular in many pharmaceutical and industrial applications. Despite their “green reputation”, due to their low vapor pressures and growing use, there is only little information on the toxicity of ionic liquids, effects on the environment, and long-term impacts. Many ionic liquids are water-soluble and lipophilic, thus they can bioaccumulate in aqueous organisms and furthermore in animals at higher trophic levels and eventually even to humans.

This doctoral thesis describes how a group of phosphonium-, imidazolium-, and guanidinium based ionic liquids interact with zebrafish, various cell lines, and biomimicking phospholipid vesicles (liposomes). The ionic liquids in this study are potential biomass dissolvers. Further, the ionic liquids were chosen to have different chain lengths or core atoms. The aim of the study was to determine how the selection of a target organism, cation chain length, and especially anion chain length of phosphonium-based ionic liquids affect the ionic liquid toxicity. In addition, a long-term exposure to potential biomass dissolving ionic liquids was assessed using adult zebrafish. These results were utilized to find novel methodologies to evaluate ionic liquid toxicity without the use of living organisms, using solely cell membrane mimicking liposomes. To investigate the influence of ionic liquids on cell rupturing, hemolysis and a real-time cytotoxicity assay were performed and the results were compared with liposome integrity information. Differential scanning calorimetry was used to study the penetration of the ionic liquid into the lipid bilayer. The effect of ionic liquids on the size and the zeta potential of negatively charged liposomes, were assessed in order to obtain information on the changes in the diameter and surface charge of the liposomes. In addition, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, more specifically diffusion ordered spectroscopy was utilized for studying whether the ionic liquids occur as unimers or aggregates and if they are attached to the lipid bilayer.

By comparing the toxicity results obtained from the zebrafish and cytotoxicity assays to the lipid bilayer rupturing information, it was possible to predict the mechanism of toxicity of ionic liquids. Thus, the ionic liquids could be divided into three groups based on their toxicity mechanism: 1) plasma membrane rupturing ionic liquids, 2) ionic liquids that have an effect on both the cell membrane integrity and the cell metabolism, and 3) ionic liquids affecting solely on the cell metabolism.


          Faculty Member, Small Animal Clinical Sciences (Surgery) - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Equipment and diagnostic enhancements include a 320 slice CT scanner, 1.5 T MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and a linear accelerator with SRT and IMRT capabilities....
From University of Saskatchewan - Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:18:27 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Post Doctorate RA - Interfacial Sciences & Simulation - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Development and application of ab initio electronic/nuclear dynamics techniques. Contribute to the development of ab initio electron/nuclear dynamics techniques...
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          Who Is Michael Langdon On 'AHS: Apocalypse'? You May Recognize His Last Name      Cache   Translate Page      
American Horror Story: Apocalypse finally premiered on Wednesday, Sept. 12 after months of anticipation and let me just say, it did not disappoint. The show took off right from the start, showing worldwide pandemonium as nuclear explosions killed…
          These Tweets About The 'American Horror Story' Season 8 Premiere Will Give You Goosebumps      Cache   Translate Page      
American Horror Story just delivered a nuclear apocalypse, and obviously it is all anyone can talk about right now. The American Horror Story: Apocalypse premiere kicked off the latest edition of Ryan Murphy's creepy anthology series with a literal…
          US F-22 Raptors intercept Russian bombers flying near Alaska      Cache   Translate Page      

Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers accompanied by two fighter jets were identified and intercepted by two F-22 Raptor fighters with North American Aerospace Defense Command on Tuesday 'west of mainland Alaska.'

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          RN Case Manager- Buffalo, WY - Professional Case Management - Buffalo, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
PCM is the nation’s premier homecare provider for nuclear weapons workers and uranium miners, millers and haulers....
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          Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - PT - Nuclear Care Partners - Manderson, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Patient care experience in Home Health, preferred but not required. We are looking for a part time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to care for our patients in...
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          Uragano Florence, si teme per 6 centrali nucleari negli Stati Uniti      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK (USA) – L’urgano Florence, anche se declassato a categoria 2, potrebbe provocare danni di proporzioni storiche sulla costa sudorientale [...]

L'articolo Uragano Florence, si teme per 6 centrali nucleari negli Stati Uniti sembra essere il primo su Blitz quotidiano.


          Hydrogen/Tritium Engineer - SHINE Medical Technologies - Janesville, WI      Cache   Translate Page      
SHINE is immediately seeking an experienced Hydrogen/Tritium engineer reporting directly to the Nuclear Systems Engineering Manager with a strong background...
From SHINE Medical Technologies - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 02:30:51 GMT - View all Janesville, WI jobs
          Rusia retira sus objeciones sobre el informe de la ONU que acusa a Pyongyang de continuar con su programa nuclear      Cache   Translate Page      
La Misión Permanente de Rusia ante Naciones Unidas ha retirado este miércoles sus objeciones en relación con la publicación de un informe confidencial realizado por un grupo independiente de expertos, que analiza la aplicación y cumplimiento de las sanciones contra Corea del Norte y acusa a Pyongyang de continuar con su programa nuclear y de misiles.
          (USA-NC-Seymour Johnson AFB) AIRCRAFT MECHANIC      Cache   Translate Page      
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view **Eligibilities** being considered and other **IMPORTANT** information. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities **THIS POSITION IS DEVELOPMENTAL FROM WG-05 TO TARGET WG-10, INCUMBENT MAY BE PROMOTED TO TARGET GRADE WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION, PENDING COMPLETION OF ALL TRAINING AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ARE MET PRIOR TO PROMOTION. WG-05 The primary purpose of this position is:**To assist journey level aircraft mechanics in installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting, and performing functional tests on aircraft systems, assemblies, and components as a developmental Air Reserve Technician (ART) Assists journey mechanic by performing the simpler and more routine duties of the trade as instructed by the mechanic. Under close supervision, learns to perform the more advanced work of the aircraft mechanic trade as a means of developing trade skills and gaining knowledge of the trade. Uses and accounts for all hand and power tools and equipment, such as pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, end wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. Performs shop support work. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations to maintain a safe and clean work environment. **WG-08** **The primary purpose of this position is:** to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), performing aircraft worker duties such as removing, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, adjusting, and installing components and parts, and to assist higher grade aircraft mechanics in more complex tasks. Removes major components of aircraft structure or systems such as control surfaces, fairing, access panels, doors, hatches, landing gear assemblies, engines, activator units, tubing, electrical wiring, and control cables. Performs repairs of limited complexity such as removing worn or damaged parts. Works with higher grade mechanics to accomplish larger and more complex operations. Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair. Utilizes safety practices and procedures **WG 10** Performs inspection and troubleshooting on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components. Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair. Utilizes safety practices and procedures and maintains a safe and clean work area. Certifies work produced under the USAF Technical Order Program. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 10 * #### Job family (Series) 8852 Aircraft Mechanic #### Similar jobs * Aircraft Mechanics * Mechanics, Aircraft * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * U.S. Citizenship Required * Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov * A security clearance may be required * PCS will be paid IAW JTR Vol 2 and applicable Air Force Regulations * Recruitment incentives may be authorized * This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program * Position may be subject to random drug testing * Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays * Shift work and emergency overtime may be required * Employee must maintain current certifications * Disclosure of Political Appointments * Must be a current member of the AF Reserve or willing/qualified to join * Military AFSC and Grade: 2A353/E-5 ### Qualifications **QUALIFICATIONS:**Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the Aircraft Overhaul Family WG-8800. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is Ability to perform the work of the AIRCRAFT MECHANIC HELPER without more than normal supervision. **JOB ELEMENTS:**Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: **WG-05** 1. Ability to perform the work of the AIRCRAFT MECHANIC HELPER without more than normal supervision. 2. Ability to follow directions and work closely with others. Ability to follow safety regulations and procedures. Ability to learn technical practices to select tools and carry out the aircraft mechanical work assigned. 3. Ability to learn to use and maintain hand and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, end wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. Ability to learn to read and use written instructions, standard specifications, mechanical drawings, and wiring diagrams. Ability to learn to receive, validate, and store tools, equipment, and supplies. Ability to handle weights. **WG-08** 1. Ability to perform the work of the AIRCRAFT MECHANIC without more than normal supervision. 2. Ability to perform the Knowledge of the operations and functions of a number aircraft components and parts, and the methods of removal and installation so that the parts and components are not damaged or misaligned. Knowledge of a number of less complex aircraft systems, subsystems, and assemblies such as ejection seats, nuclear shielding, or similar self-contained systems. 3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of operational and maintenance records, both manual and automated, and of the terminology and format to report work performed. Skill in locating and correcting such problems as improper travel, or excessive friction or play between parts. 4. Skill in the care and use of hand and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, and end wrenches, and the pattern of tightening and amount of torque to apply to assure a solid connection. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as torque wrenches, micrometers, go-no-go gauges, multimeters, feeler gauges, and tensionmeters. 5. Ability to recognize a variety of parts and components such as gaskets, couplings, control cables, gear boxes, and flight control surfaces, and when they may be cleaned and reinstalled, or must be replaced. Ability to read and understand specific directions including disassembly, assembly, and adjustment directions to replace control cables and pulleys, lace in fuel bladders, and reinstall hydraulic lines, air ducts, and inspection plates. **WG-10** 1. Ability to perform the work of the AIRCRAFT MECHANIC without more than normal supervision. 2. Knowledge of the makeup, operation, installation, and adjustment of a variety of major interrelated and/or integrated aircraft systems, subsystems, and assemblies such as fuel and hydraulic systems, flight control systems, instrumentation systems, engines, landing gear assemblies, airframe, and control surfaces. Knowledge of a wide variety of parts, components, subsystems, and assemblies such as ejection seats, nuclear shielding, or similar self-contained systems. 3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of supply procedures, the publications order system, tool, equipment and material accounting and security and documentation procedures. Skill in the use of standard and specialized tools and test equipment including fixtures, templates, scales, test stands, and external power sources. Skill in reading and understanding instructions, specifications, blueprints, technical orders and data and settings from cockpit instruments and gauges **PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:**Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. **VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:** Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education **WG-05** Physical Effort: The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must climb, bend, stoop, crawl, and stand for prolonged periods on concrete or metal surfaces. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasionally may lift and carry items that weigh about 50 pounds with mechanical lifting devices or with assistance from other workers. Working Conditions: Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, and inclement weather. Must work in confined areas and in awkward positions. Exposed to dirt, grease, and aircraft fluids, oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases, such as Hyrazine and Halon. Subject to cuts, bruises, muscle strain, and injury from falls off scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. **WG-08** Physical Effort: Heavy lifting (80 lbs and over). Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over). Reaching above the shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Hours of walking are 4 Hours/day. Hours of sanding are 4 Hours/day. Hours of repeated bending are 4 hours/week. Climbing, use of legs and arms. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. Near vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of color. Hearing (with or without aid permitted). If it can be otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Working Conditions: Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, humidity and inclement weather. Must work in confined areas and in awkward positions. Exposed to dirt, grease, and aircraft fluids, oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases such as Hydrazine and Halon. Subject to cuts, bruises, muscle strain, and injury from falls off scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. Slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects or vehicles. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Working closely with others. Working alone. **WG-10** FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy lifting (80 lbs and over). Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over). Reaching above the shoulder. Use of fingers. Both bands required. Hours of walking are 4 Hours/day. Hours of sanding are 4 Hours/day. Hours of repeated bending are 4 hours/week. Climbing, use of legs and arms. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. Near vision correctable at l 3 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger I to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of color. Hearing (with or without aid permitted). lf it can be otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate. ENVIRONMENT AL FACTORS: Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, humidity and inclement weather. Must work in confined areas and in awkward positions. Exposed to dirt, grease, and aircraft fluids, oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases such as Hydrazine and Halon. Subject to cuts, bruises, muscle strain, and injury from falls off scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. Slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects or vehicles. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Working closely with others. Working alone. ### Additional information You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click **"Learn more about this agency"** button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list. **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):**For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. **Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):**Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. **90-Day Register:**This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. **Direct Deposit:** All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. **Incentives**: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used. **If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.** **Tax Law Impact for PCS:** On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%201805%20Relocation%20Allowances0.pdf Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference. **APPRAISALS/AWARDS:**Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume. **This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position.**ARTs are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members; are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212. Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserve. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position) on the application. A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Secret ##### Drug test required Yes * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents **The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.** 1. Online Application - Questionnaire 2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor 3. Registration/License - active, current registration/license **if applicable**for the position 4. If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). **ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:** The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions **not later than 120 days after the date of submission**. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. **OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees** - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information. **Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees** - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply The complete Application Package **must** be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/18/2018 To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10307718 To begin the process, click the **Apply Online**button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the **Submit My Application**button at the end of the process. **To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:** 1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." * It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. * If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. * For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. 2. A complete Application Questionnaire 3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10307718 **PLEASE NOTE:** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Human Resources **WILL NOT**modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant. Read more ### Agency contact information ### Total Force Service Center ##### Phone 1-800-525-0102 ##### Email DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY ##### Address AFRC Non-ART Locations 550 'C' Street W JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150 US Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510643900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 09/12/2018 to 09/18/2018 *Service:* Competitive *Pay scale & grade:* WG 5 - 10 *Salary:* $35,187 to $56,016 per year *Appointment type:* Permanent *Work schedule:* Full-Time
          China and the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review      Cache   Translate Page      

The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, released earlier this year, emphasized the growing threat of nuclear competition in the Asia-Pacific, specifically with reference to Russia, North Korea, and China. In this podcast, Tong Zhao, of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, sat down with David Santoro, Director and Senior Fellow of Nuclear Policy Programs at the Pacific Forum CSIS, to explore pressing nuclear issues in the region and their implications for the U.S.-China relationship.


           SKorea says progress of nuclear talks a 'daily concern'       Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea's foreign minister said Thursday that making progress on denuclearisation talks with North Korea is a "daily concern", as she called for fresh...
          Comment on Azerbaijanis Dance to Support Their Kin in Iran by Kooshy      Cache   Translate Page      
No it’s not any of that, the author most probably knows in last 5 centuries Iran was mostly ruled by Iranian Azar, actually Azari Iranians made Iran a majority Shia Muslim nation. Ever since US defying UNSC resolution and leaving UN recognized international Iran nuclear agreement the JCPOA. Part US and her clients campaign meaning Israel and KSA has been a propaganda war campaign to show Iran is unstable and ready to fall. This immature propaganda campaign due to lack of educated assets inside Iran is mostly directed by pre-revolution old Iranian Jews who left for Israel and now work for Israeli foreign propaganda service, or are the MEK variety who have not had a chance to finish high school. They try to make any event news or even faked rumors to allude Iran is unstable and anyway will fall, exactly as Trump has been using it in this past few months.
          Iraq is paying the price for US sanctions on Iran      Cache   Translate Page      

The Iraqi government does not support the US sanctions on Iran, but will abide by them, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced last month. He was finally speaking out about Iraq’s position following the controversial US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.We consider them [sanctions on Iran] a strategic mistake and incorrect but we will abide …

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          Director of Imaging Services - Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Tele Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, CAT Scanner, Laser Imager, Portable X-Ray, Physiological Monitors, Film Processor, and others....
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          Director of Imaging Services-Radiology - Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Tele Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, CAT Scanner, Laser Imager, Portable X-Ray, Physiological Monitors, Film Processor, and others....
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          Opeth: Erster "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre"-Trailer im Netz      Cache   Translate Page      
OPETH zeigen uns den ersten Trailer zu ihrem kommenden Live-Album "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre". Die neueste Veröffentlichung der Schweden kommt am 2. November über Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment als DVD, Blu-ray und Vinyl in die Plattenregale....
          Soulfly: Vierter "Ritual"-Albumtrailer ist online      Cache   Translate Page      
SOULFLY haben den vierten Trailer zu ihrem kommenden Studioalbum "Ritual" ins Netz gestellt. Seht den Clip unten. Langspieler Nummer elf der Band um Frontmann Max Cavalera schlägt am 19. Oktober über Nuclear Blast Records in den Plattenläden auf. Der Nachfolger der 2015 erschienenen...
          Episode 131: #131: Send In the Clowns      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Episode 115: #115: Automate Your Curmudgeonry      Cache   Translate Page      

This week Dave and Gunnar talk about kill switches, killer robots, killer apps, and killing products.

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          Episode 108: #108: A Commitment to Your Privacy      Cache   Translate Page      

This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: iPhones, politics, politics with iPhones; glibc, containers, containers with glibc; Azure, Red Hat, Azure with Red Hat.

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          Episode 91: #91: The Truck Factor      Cache   Translate Page      

This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Kommisars in the board room, Akron Police Department’s compulsory feeling of safety, more warm fuzzies from OPM, and more Yahoo! news than you ever thought possible.

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          Episode 81: #81: Key Exchange with Robot Vomit      Cache   Translate Page      

This week Dave and Gunnar talk about First round of Thunderdome, product design success and failure, RHEL 7.1, urban dashboards, and the Cumulative Threat.

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