Tips & Notices – December 2018

About “Tips”:

While I’m mostly interested in things having to do with:

Computer stuff, especially small single board computers
Making money, usually via trading
Weather and climate (“Global Warming” & “Climate Change”)
Quakes, Volcanoes, and other Earth Sciences
Current economic and political events
(often as those last three have impact on money and climate things…)
And just about any ‘way cool’ interesting science or technology
Oh, and lately, cars ;-)

If something else is interesting to you, put a “tip” here as you like.

If there is a current Hot Topic for active discussion, try one of the Weekly Occasional Open Discussion pages here:

https://chiefio.wordpress.com/category/w-o-o-d/

You can also look at the list of “Categories” on the right hand side and get an idea of any other broad area of interest.

This ought not to be seen as a “limit” on what is “interesting”, more as a “focus list” with other things that are interesting being fair game as well.

The History:

Note that “pages” are the things reached from links on the top bar just under the pretty picture. “Postings” are reached from the listing along the right side of any given article (posting).

Since WordPress has decided that comments on Pages, like the Old Tips Pages, won’t show up in recent comments, it kind of breaks the value of it for me. In response, I shifted from a set of “pages” to a set of “postings”. As any given Tips Posting gets full, I’ll add a new one.

I have kept the same general format, with the T page (top bar) still pointing to both the archive of Tips Pages as well as the series of new Postings via a link to the TIPS category.

This is the next posting from prior Tips postings. Same idea, just a new set of space to put pointers to things of interest. The most immediately preceding Tips posting is: https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/tips-notices-november-2018/.

The generic “T” parent page remains up top, where older copies of the various “Tips” pages can be found archived. The Tips category (see list at right) marks Tips postings for easy location.

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About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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72 Responses to Tips & Notices – December 2018

  1. Simon Derricutt says:

    Recently there’ve been some developments on harvesting ambient heat using Graphene. That is mainstream science, and there’s experimental data showing it works, but they carefully avoid mentioning that this violates 2LoT. Because of this, I put some linked comments in that give a better and more-concise description of the principles needed to violate 2LoT that may be a better explanation than I’ve managed before. It takes some time to get an explanation that is acceptable when what I’m explaining is generally considered to be impossible in theory.

    https://revolution-green.com/rechargeable-battery-provide-unlimited-energy/#comment-4221704704 has a link to the second comment at https://revolution-green.com/free-energy-by-simon-derricutt/#comment-4221783695 , where the second comment is actually the clearest I think I’ve managed on the subject. I think the reason for the difficulty is a result of failings in the language we normally use, and a confusion as to what is a vector and what is a scalar – heat is actually effectively a vector quantity with a net vector of zero (the momentum is the vector, but the energy is a scalar), and so it is normally treated as a scalar. Maybe this explanation will produce that satori moment for some people.

    Though the principle is depressingly simple for something that has for so long seemed impossible, the technical problems of actually doing it require a higher technology than I can currently achieve. A friend who does have the necessary technology is however running a test fairly soon, so we may see a commercial device available in a reasonable timespan.

  2. sabretoothed says:

    They should marry :P

  3. Another Ian says:

    Sabretooth

    Re 6 December 2018 at 11:16 pm

    This comes to mind

    “A beautiful lady proposed to marry George Bernard Shaw “think of the child with your brains and my beauty.”? ”

    His response was “think of the child with your brains and my beauty.”

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    @Sabertoothed:

    As we’ve demonstrated direct impact on our family health and sleep from EMF exposure, I’m pretty sure we are well past time to assess…

    BTW, in the Pt vs Pd discussion, don’t forget there are Ceramic Catalysts too… When PGM is high enough, they will just be replaced…

    @Another Ian:

    I was never that fond of Shaw… Now I know why. Any man with, erm, “ability” faced with that proposition from a beautiful woman would no not to turn her down… You’ve got at least a few months before deciding on annulment vs divorce ;-)

  5. LG says:

    #Giletsjaunes : 8 Grievances

    ————————————————————————————————————
    Michel Onfray penned an essay on the 8 greivances of the Gilets Jaunes as circulated in the streets of France.

    Here’s a rough first tranlation by google:

    Title: Our 8 grievances

    “We will go home when these measures are applied

    1. We want direct democracy at all levels. We want a government of national unity with a regency of exception to prevent political parties, which are disqualified, from instrumentalizing our distress and anger.

    2. We want a 20% cut in all taxes and burdens for the middle class, the working poor and entrepreneurs. To lower these taxes is to raise our wages. We want immediate action to tax what is worth taxing: GAFA and financial transactions.

    3. We want France to stop living beyond its means and stop accepting the misery of the world because it is already in misery with its millions of people living below the poverty line. We want a chosen immigration that does not destroy us culturally. We are calling for a withdrawal from the UN immigration pact.

    4. We want a relocation of all decisions in regions, cities and municipalities. The state and its officials in Paris are not qualified to decide the future of our communes.

    5. We want an exit from the CAP that corrupts our farmers by allocating its aid only to productivists and poisoners spreading cancer in France. Our taxes should in no way be used to fund Bayer-Monsanto.

    6. We want the creation of trade barriers to prevent Germany from selling us products made in Romania under the “Deutsche Qualität” label and thus destroying our jobs.

    7. We want the withdrawal of all aid to the press for a real separation of media and political powers.

    8. We want immediate action to stop integration in Europe because it is built only on the ruin of small people.

    https://www.agoravox.fr/commentaire5375009

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    In my estimation,
    things just got a little more complicated for “le petit monarque, le prince de Paris, le président jupitérien” aka president Macron.

    Below is a published Open Letter to president Mocron, signed by 13 retired Generals and Admirals and one former minister of defense asking him (warning him, really) to refrain from signing the UN pact of Marrakech on immigration.

    Given to tone of the letter, I believe this a little veiled message from the active military brass.

    Original links to text and translation below.

    https://www.minurne.org/billets/19275

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https://www.minurne.org/billets/19275

    Paris, December 07, 2018
    Mister President,
    You are about to sign the “Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” on 10 and 11 December, which establishes a genuine right to migration. It may impose itself on our national legislation through pre-existing treaties or the principle of common responsibility set out in this pact.
    It seems to us that the only sovereignty that will remain with France will consist in freely setting the way in which the objectives of the pact will have to be implemented. You can not give up this new part of the national sovereignty without a public debate whereas 80% of the French population considers that it is necessary to stop or regulate drastically the immigration. By deciding alone to sign this pact, you would add an additional reason for revolt to the anger of an already battered people. You would be guilty of a denial of democracy or treason against the nation.
    In addition, the finances of our country are drained and our debt is growing. You can not take the risk of an expensive call for air migration without first showing that you will not have to resort to more taxes to meet the objectives of the pact. On the other hand, you must be able, in terms of security, to curb the consequences linked to the arrival of extra-European populations. Finally, you can not ignore that the very essence of politics is to ensure security on the outside and harmony within. However, this concord can be obtained only if it maintains a certain internal coherence of the society alone capable of allowing to want to do together, which becomes more and more problematic today.
    In fact, the French state is late in coming to realize the impossibility of integrating too many people, in addition to totally different cultures, who have regrouped in the last forty years in areas that no longer submit to the laws of the Republic.
    You can not decide alone to erase our civilizational landmarks and deprive us of our carnal homeland.
    We therefore ask you to defer the signing of this pact and call by referendum the French to vote on this document. You are accountable to the French of your actions. Your election is not a blank check.
    We support the initiative of General MARTINEZ against the signature of this pact which must be adopted by the Member States of the UN at the Intergovernmental Conference of Marrakech.

    General Antoine MARTINEZ
    Charles MILLON – Former Minister of Defense (1995-1997, under president Jacques Chirac)
    General Marc BERTUCCHI
    General Philippe CHATENOUD
    General André COUSTOU
    General Roland DUBOIS
    General Daniel GROSMAIRE
    General Christian HOUDET
    General Michel ISSAVERDENS
    Admiral Patrick MARTIN
    General Christian PIQUEMAL
    General Daniel SCHAEFFER
    General Didier TAUZIN
    Colonel Jean Louis CHANAS

    ===========================================================================
    =============================================================================================
    On 8Chan,Dec 3rd 2019, a BBC anon posted this:
    https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgab.com%2Fmedia%2Fimage%2Fbq-5c0cf367afd85.jpeg&t=1544367415&ymreqid=fdf6c522-d857-f78a-0135-f8000c010000&sig=Cr613E0aUyCv82w31oSB8Q–~C

  6. Larry Ledwick says:

    Yep that looks like a warning shot across the bow to me too!

    Clearly the anarchists are also beginning to piggy back on the chaos.

    (note casseurs = breakers = the black bloc anarchists who just want to destroy things)

  7. Larry Ledwick says:

    It is now transitioning into a general uprising as the protests are all throughout the country.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6476125/Macron-Im-Sorry-TV-address-unveils-tax-cuts.html

  8. Larry Ledwick says:

    We are also seeing clear signs that Russia is interested in increasing the conflict in Europe by posting misleading translations in RT that will only serve to irritate the Arab immigrant populations.

    https://www.albawaba.com/loop/russia-today-arabic-mistranslates-female-protestor-blame-arabs-gilets-jaunes-1223912

  9. cdquarles says:

    Ugh. Direct democracy is, in the end, mob rule. Why do the French not see what our founders saw 240 years ago? Why they wanted force, aka government, split? Why they knew that individuals create society, so that the needs of the one, few or many can’t outweigh any of the others? Why a republic needs moral people and knew that the standard of morality has to be external to humans as individuals as well as societies?

  10. Another Ian says:

    LG says:
    9 December 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Looking more like “Marie Antoinette” Macron?

  11. LG says:

    CONTRAST.

    2 events.
    Same Day.
    One in Roma, Italia.
    The other: Paris, France.
    Salvini vs Macron

    “Crowds in support for Salvini in Rome vs rioters burning the city against Macron
    in Paris today. The first man was demonized by the corporate media as a
    dangerous populist, the second heralded as the saviour of Europe.”

  12. Another Ian says:

    E.M.

    I’m getting that shutter ad again on your site.

    And most of the WordPress sites I use (including yours) are keeping that “X” in the top lhs active and not going to the “circle with arrowhead” which I presume means they have stopped downloading for the moment

  13. R. de Haan says:

    The sun is NOT gaseous.

  14. R. de Haan says:

    Tim Ball, already a Golden Oldy but absolutely one for keeps, so add it to your collection.

  15. Another Ian says:

    Search engine testing and results

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/12/10/the-snow-job-in-poland/#comment-2552985

    More Google censorship in comment above

  16. LG says:

    #GiletsJaunes: La France des énarques

    Rex Explains.

    https://quodverum.com/2018/12/344/france-understanding-the-gilets-jaunes-uprising.html

    The Real France

    Think you know the real France? Here are a few facts that may shock you:

    • The French state has been bankrupt since 2004. A minister finally admitted it in 2013.
    • French GDP hasn’t risen above 2% in 50 years. Yes – FIFTY. The average annual GDP growth rate between 1949-2018? 0.78%.
    • In 2018, 14% of the population in France live below the poverty line (they earn less than 60% of the median income).
    • Worse, more than 50% of French people have an annual income of less than €20,150 a year (about $1,900 US per month).
    • The ‘official’ unemployment rate is 10% – about 3.5 million citizens (in reality, it’s much higher).
    • The youth unemployment rate is 22%. Yes, you did read that right.
    • Astonishing but true: the French government employs 25% of the entire French workforce…and it’s impossible to fire them.
    • Because the citizens make such little money, they pay no tax. Less than 50% of French pay any income tax at all; only around 14% pay at the rate of 30%, and less than 1% pay at the rate of 45%.
    • The government can’t deliver services without taxes, so it borrows money. France’s debt-GDP is now 100%.
    Another revealing statistic: “structural unemployment” is now at 9 -10%. That statistic measures when it is impossible to find people who have the skills and qualifications, to fill available positions. Why? French kids aren’t being educated to participate in the workforce. So even if France has a growth spurt (it won’t), they won’t have the labor to fill the new jobs.

    So how did this epic disaster happen? And if blame is to be allocated, who bears the most of it?

    In other words – why are millions of French citizens on the rampage, right now?

    Because there’s a real France, that few ever see.

    The France of the gilets jaunes. Or as we might label them, les deplorables.

    —————-

    The French Ruling Class

    This small group of citizens have dominated the business, banking, legal and political scenes for decades.

    The ruling class comes from a small group of grandes ecoles, or elite colleges. There are only 3 or 4. The top of the top? L’Ecole d’Administration Nationale (ENA).

    Emmanuel Macron’s journey is typical of the ruliing class. He completed a Master’s of Public Affairs at Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris(called “Sciences Po”), the #2 elite college, before graduating from ENA in 2004, age 27. He then worked as a senior civil servant at the Inspectorate General of Finances (The Treasury), before getting a high paid gig ad an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.

    See how fast Macron worked his way into the senior civil servant position in the Treasury, before flipping into an exclusive investment bank? That is normal in France. It’s a never-ending protected cycle of patronage, promotion, favors and cronyism.

    Here’s another French word: parachutage. It is normal for young ENA graduates to be “parachuted” into senior civil service positions at a very young age, some as young as 25 years of age, without even interviewing for positions.

    Imagine this. You’re an American, working in a French corporation. You’re a very talented executive with 20 years experience and stellar performance reviews. Suddenly, your boss’s position becomes available. You apply.

    A week later, a 26 year old is sitting in your old boss’s chair. Your new boss has been “parachuted” into the position.

    This happened to one of my best friends in France, a bi-lingual MIT/Stanford graduate with 21 years of superb work experience across the world.

    The French kid? A graduate of ENA.

    ENA has a complete stranglehold on the French state. Only 100 students graduate every year.

    by 1970, ENA’s meritocracy had become a self-replicating elite caste – and a ticket to the French ruling class. Astonishingly, every French President since de Gaulle has been an ENA graduate, excepting Georges Pompidou, who attended Sciences Po. Eight of the last ten French Prime Ministers have been enarques. All key civil service/government departments are run by enarques. How about business? 84% of the 546 top executives in France’s 40 biggest companies are graduates of a handful of elite colleges. 48% come from ENA and Sciences Po.

    Get it? If you want to be part of the French ruling class, graduate from ENA or Sciences Po.

    Otherwise, screw you.

    Arrogance & Ignorance : A Toxic Mix

    The French elites are young men and women, who have been told that they are not just the intellectual creme de la creme, but morally superior. Better human beings, than their inferiors.

    These people are arrogant. But they are also ignorant. Raised in very wealthy families and cosseted in the networks those families are part of, they have no understanding of ordinary people and their real lives.

    Arrogance and ignorance is a very toxic mix. Macron’s tone-deaf appeal to climate change to justify the rise in diesel taxes, as well as his outrageous suggestion that ordinary French folk must drive less, is a classic example of the problem.

    What makes the gilets jaunes protests unique?

    Their main gripe? Elites blaming ordinary people, for problems that the same elites have caused.

    Elites never being held accountable for their incompetence. And elites never having to experience the conditions, that their failed ideas cause.

    French people are sick of being held in chains by a ruling class. They are sick of being poor and unemployed.

    They want a new direction, for their beloved nation.

    Sound familiar?

    In my opinion, despite their education, a lot of these elites aren’t too bright.

    They are intelligent. They can absorb what they’re told at a very high level of complexity and then spit it out in an exam.

    But they’re not smart. They lack the ability to make decisions in situations that are ambiguous, or where the outcomes are out of their control.

    There’s no critical thinking skills. No skepticism, or testing what they are told is true, against their own enquiry.

    As Macron proves, they lack common sense.

    History demonstrates that a population will tolerate being led by an elite caste, as long as the same elite case can supply benefits to them, on an ongoing basis.

    Once the ability of the elite to ‘buy’ consent starts to decline, civil unrest and disobedience is guaranteed.

    But when an incompetent elite switches from depriving the deplorables of benefits, to punishing and blaming deplorables for the incompetence of elites, uncharted territory beckons.

    Another lesson from history, that French elites appear to have forgotten? National identity and character doesn’t die easy. The French have always been a revolutionary culture. They still are.

    Somehow, I doubt that these lessons of history were ever taught at ENA, or in any of the French elite schools.

  17. E.M.Smith says:

    @LG:

    Fascinating….

  18. R. de Haan says:

    This is fascinating too.

  19. R. de Haan says:

    And this even more interesting: Absolutely “MUST WATCH” This is about the 5th Colomn who march behind Hitler’s NAZI Germany and who are behind the AGW scam, Agenda 21, Agenda 30, you name it. They were behind the Global Cooling Scam and they have now embedded themselves in all vanes of our society and our Intelligence System. The video also explains why they are sucking up all our data. This must be defeated, rooted out and done with at any price because they are the enemy of humanity, free economy and capitalism.

  20. R. de Haan says:

    Both the left and the right have been pushing Agenda 21

  21. H.R. says:

    @sabretoothed – Nice find. That soft tissue kerfluffle was interesting. I’m not certain from the article that the soft tissue was not in dispute, just his views of a young Earth.

    Relative to all the fossilized dino bones that exist, discovered and undiscovered, I don’t think there have been enough dino bones found and examined to say that 65 million year old soft tissue is not possible.

    If it’s “not possible because it has never been seen before” then maybe we haven’t looked at enough bones.

    And what about those fresh-frozen woolly mammoth-cicles that are 10,000 years old or so? I thought biblical scholars’ age for the young Earth was about 6,000 to 8,000 years. How does that work?

    I don’t see how an old Earth negates anyone’s faith in God. If God is eternal and not bound by time, what’s 3 or 4 or billion vs 6,000 years going to matter? We’re the short-timers here. It’s none of our concern how the long-timers run things.

  22. R. de Haan says:

    @Sabretooth & HR: Science is religion.
    The guy is a convinced Creationist who claimed to have found a “Young Dinosaur”.
    That’s the equivalent of finding a Virgin in an elderly home for retired hookers.
    No wonder he was fired.

    That the Creationist drew money from the following religious discrimination law suit doesn’t wonder me either.
    He’s a Creationist for God’s sake and this was a free kick for an open goal.

    I wonder why they hired the guy in the first place.

    Big mistake.

  23. E.M.Smith says:

    @R. de Haan:

    Believing in creation does not preclude someone from running a microscope lab well, nor from publishing peer reviewed papers about soft tissue in fossils. He was competent in the scope of his employment. To NOT hire him or to fire him for his belief in creation is a direct violation of his First Amendment rights.

    Now were he standing on a corner of one of the University streets or on the steps of one of the buildings shouting “Repent! God Created The Earth 6000 years ago!” or “Evolution is propaganda against God!”, then you have grounds for termination.

    As we do NOT know just how life started, when, and how it got here, to state that only one of the possible explanations is allowable for employees is a bit over the line…

    As just one example:

    I can’t say if life evolved on this planet or arrived from a different one. Life shows up way too early in the planet history to be from the simple chemical evolution process. So what was the “kickstarter”? Panspermia? (bacteria from space). A “Space Alien” species seeding life on planets? (And if that is the case, isn’t that conformant with the anecdotal historical descriptions of “god”?) Evolution on Mars or some other planet earlier than Earth, then impact delivery to Earth after it cooled enough? Bacteria living inside some space rocks / not panspermia but narrow-spermia from some other planet / moon?

    So given that there are a large number of shortfalls in the Standard Theory, isn’t it quite reasonable to explore possible alternatives? Can not one of them be a Superior Being?

    FWIW, the Sumerian records claim (and names names…) that we were a created life form made by Space Aliens. I can’t prove that wrong. In that era, the “Gods” were essentially highly superior beings, but not necessarily what we’d call supernatural beings. So in the case that there were Space Aliens creating us, and they were at the time vastly superior technically, would that not be Creation by (a) God?

    I think that somewhat makes the point that Creation could account for humans existing, so firing people for thinking that is wrong.

    Now, as to the rest of the Earth:

    While I find it incredible to claim life and the planet were all created just 6000 years ago; it is also the case that once you postulate an omnipotent being, then they could simply create a planet that looks old in every measurable way. Logic will not get you out of that box. In that case, finding “Young Dinosaurs” would be finding a “bug” in God’s creation of ages.

    The alternative (that I prefer) is that it shows we just don’t know how well DNA is preserved in stable rocks and 50,000 year old DNA can be preserved…

    But since we can’t resolve which of those two is accurate, it becomes a matter of preference to choose one. To then punish others for a different preference is evil.

    To assert one of the preferences is absolutely correct and punish holders of the other opinion is irrational and to oppress evidence or explanatory discoveries about the one you do not like is self-dealing abuse.

    FWIW: What I choose to believe is that we have a 4.5 Billion year old earth in a solar system somewhat older (or our formative planetary impact could not happen). Live arrived early from some sort of panspermia-like event (though hard to choose between possible sources) and evolved in The Standard Way from that point. As to the Sumerian story: I don’t know. There’s decent evidence both ways. So, ought I be fired from managing computers for that?

    BTW, if you run around firing Creationists you will have essentially nobody working in the South from Texas to Florida to Virginia… Maybe a few thousand at some of the universities. Similarly a whole lot of the rest of the country will go dark. Santa Clara University, for example, and most of their graduates. (Catholic school…) Take a look at the total Christian, Jewish & Muslim population of the USA. It isn’t a minority… Similarly note that a belief in Creation does not preclude doing good Science; or we’d not have had Newton, Einstein, or even Darwin (who had a dedication to God in his first edition…)

    The way I like to describe things is that Science is the study of HOW God does things. Religion is the study of our reaction… or the WHY we care… (It is also an explanation of the unknowns, as a place holder that’s as good as we’ve got until we find out more.)

  24. sabretoothed says:

    How come you can be transgender but not transracial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMQ2wUS41TQ

  25. beththeserf says:

    Yes, R de Haan,

    Yr 5th Column, George Soros, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Kissinger, forcing us like so many sheep into surveillance city ghettos. The EU is a pilot study. Unaccountable techocrats

    Behind Agenda 21, blueprint for global governance there’s the United Nations’ Brundtland Report recommendation for a new economic model and first mention of Sustainable Development, with a capital ‘S’ and a capital ‘D.’ Behind the Brundtland Report you have the Trilateral Commission, an elite organization with powerful members, bankers, directors of industry, politicians, media heavies. Gro Brundtland, ex-Prime-Minister of Norway, was herself a member. And what do the members of the Trilateral Commission want? Why, they want a new world order, a world order based on an economic model first advocated by a group at Columbia University during the economic depression of the 1930’s but discredited in the same decade. In the 1980’s this movement for a new world order became another phoenix arising, thanks to the efforts of the Trilateral Commission. Here’s an informative you tube overview of its history by Patrick M. Wood, financial analyst and author who has studied elite globalization policies since the 1970s when with scholar Antony Sutton, he co-authored the book, ‘Trilaterals over Washington.’ https://tragedyandhope.com/technocracy-trilaterals-tpp-an-interview-with-patrick-wood/

  26. cdquarles says:

    About that 6000 year thing, well , it would be better to say 8000 today, in my opinion; plus the 6000BC thing came from the work of a man, so don’t hold God to that. God is the being who must exist by logical necessity, I say; and that there is no sound axiom that says that any other being must exist by logical necessity. Once God makes mutable material actual, then the existence of ‘space aliens’ is certainly possible, given our own existence; but not mandatory. That said, the story is that The God created us directly by forming our body and indirectly through his direct creation of the ‘dust’ that our physical bodies are made of. No intermediary ‘space alien’ is required. Plus it very well may be true that we are alone because we are first and only because that’s what The God saw as good, necessary and proper. True enough, a technologically advanced space alien would appear to humans who didn’t know better to be god(s), or maybe better said angels. In the case of non-material angels, the story is that The God created them, too, before he created the physical earth. That does not mean that when The God created angels, He did not have us in mind when He made them. We should also remember that biology started life as a physical shape and behaviors classification system, agnostic about many details of the substance that allows for the shape and the behaviors.

    As stated, we do not know how old the physical planet is. It doesn’t matter that much about the age estimate so long as it is old enough to have a solid crust 10 to 20 miles thick, regardless of how it was formed. *That* it was formed is sufficient. About the 4.5 billion year thing … well, that’s an estimate and it used to have error bounds attached to it, because that number comes from a formation model and an age model. The age model is derived from radioactive decay products and assumptions about mineral stability where we have some idea about current conditions but not enough about past conditions to be fully certain that those ratios can’t nor don’t change over time. [This is where I consider supercritical water, which we know exists under the required conditions and that much of what you know about various chemical solubility data for water may not hold in supercritical water. Given that we do know that supercritical carbon dioxide shows different solubility values compared to liquid carbon dioxide; why would water be different?] So let us speculate about age and formation models. Given that the logistic function can be fit to pretty much every chemical system process(es) that I know of; and that the logistic function is the sum of at least two exponential functions, where one is the starting materials and the other is the resulting materials, so maybe the physical universe isn’t as old as the linear extrapolation from the far right tail suggests? Also, for me, fossils suggest catastrophic disruption of the biological system and thus would have lots of things missing from its record; and that’s granting that we know enough about how that happened chemically.

  27. Another Ian says:

    “Far Southern Ocean cools. Kiss Goodbye to polar amplication around Antarctica”

    http://joannenova.com.au/2018/12/far-southern-ocean-cools-kiss-goodbye-to-polar-amplication-around-antarctica/

  28. Another Ian says:

    E.M.

    Playing on comments above

    Not Shaw

    https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/117931-i-had-the-best-dream-last-night/?tab=comments#comment-1241102

    (Used car ad by Diesel Doctor if it doesn’t land there)

  29. sabretoothed says:

    Google Dragon Fly with Sharia the ultimate search engine :P

    “Smart Pakem,” was launched in Indonesia last month, at the request of the government, as a method to preserve and uphold sharia law. It allows friends and neighbors to “target” any people with “misguided” beliefs and those who violate the religious law.

    https://conservativedailypost.com/google-approves-android-app-to-report-muslim-blasphemy/?fbclid=IwAR1bBjhkquoiQnnqwyy9zPuZGFTv8J13KBr_rWgw9pdyYaQSNQlHyVJErfw

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/google-hosts-app-for-enforcing-sharia-reporting-blasphemy-in-indonesia

    Can report well drinking :P Or dancing Iranian girls :P

  30. sabretoothed says:

    Killary lost the whole election from $4700 of ads lol

  31. sabretoothed says:

    Google hiding autofind for Seth Rich

  32. sabretoothed says:

    Google’s baby :P “Dragonfly” shhhhhh

  33. sabretoothed says:

    Dragonfly imagine when the Sharia plug in comes into it :P

  34. LG says:

    #GiletsJaunes:
    IMO, we are witnessing an open “clash of Civilzations”.

    More analysis from Charles Gave, a French economist and from
    Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin is a Russian philosopher, political analyst, and geostrategist,

    Translated excerpts from remark by French Economist CHARLES GAVE

    The original excerpts:
    https://uclf.org/lanalyse-sociologique-de-la-revolte-des-gilets-jaunes-par-charles-gave/

    The translation:
    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https://uclf.org/lanalyse-sociologique-de-la-revolte-des-gilets-jaunes-par-charles-gave/
    He begins :
    This analysis is not mine but that of Christophe Guilluy, who is this geographer who analyzed and very well planned what is happening. He has written a whole series of books including Les Fractures françaises …
    What does Christophe Guilluy say? Something that’s pretty simple: Our societies are splitting into three groups that do not have much to do with each other.

    The first group that is inside major cities, Paris. They are the winners of globalization, the so-called “boos” that are in finance, the media, the government. These exclude others through a real estate price absolutely untouchable for everyone except for them. They build a world where there is only their class, all the others are excluded. We can say what we want of the nineteenth century, but in the nineteenth century the bourgeois lived in the same neighborhood as the workers and they saw each other, while there, there is more physical contact between the bobos and others.
    Around the bobos, in a kind of concentric circle that is about twenty kilometers thick, you have their servants who are the immigrant workers. You find them in restaurants, as Uber drivers, as taxi drivers, as babysitters, and so on. And that’s where all the subsidies distributed by the boos that control the budget go. This is where we do huge work for public transport, somehow to bring the servants of the bobos, the bobos more easily. There are absolutely huge expenditures and if these people are extraordinarily subsidized, they have not always contributed to these subsidies, they are net subsidies for people who have not paid anything for that.
    If you go beyond this border of 20 or 30 km, you have the deep country where live about 50% of the French. And it’s been 20 years that we let them die. That’s where the schools close, that’s where the hospitals close, that’s where there’s no public transportation, and so on. And so those people who are forced to work, take their car.

    As second group subsidies become very important, taxes need to be increased. But taxes will not increase on the boos since they are the ones who control the political power. Taxes will therefore increase on the third group, the one who receives nothing. And the fastest way to raise taxes is always to tax energy. And we come to tell calembredaines that it is to prevent the atmospheric warming which is not their problem, because their problem is that their fridge is empty.
    So you have made this class of people in France – who are hardworking people, etc. – enraged. Because if someone earns 1400 € in this area, he still has 100 € per month if all goes well, to do things that amuse him, the rest is mandatory expenses: taxes, repayment of loans The children’s school … If he has 100 € left and the energy is increased, as they have just done, there is nothing left. So for the men, it’s annoying: they can not go to the rugby match. But for women who use their cars to do charitable work – to see their grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease – to look after children, etc. That’s why you have women on the barricades: somewhere, these increases kill private charity, that is to say, family mutual help, which is the only way these groups maintain themselves. If you can not take care of your grandchildren because you do not have access to the car, you become enraged.
    So this government has reached a level of deafness, autism, which has rarely existed in the history of France. It is quite extraordinary to think that you are so superior as a central booby, while accumulating signs of contempt for those people in the 3rd zone who are all idiots according to them. Well no ! that’s not true, they are hardworking people.
    What is curious is that this is the first revolt in the history of France – since 1789 – which is not a revolt of the left. It’s a right-wing revolt, hardworking people who get up early in the morning, who are fed up and want to know where their money is going. Why do we take all this money from them because they are not given anything in exchange?

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    Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin ‘s analysis.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/uprising-in-france-the-anatomy-of-populism-and-challenging-the-matrix/5662479

    The protests in France, symbolized by yellow vests, cover an increasingly large part of society. Political experts have already called this movement a “new revolution”. The scale of the “yellow vest” movement is already so serious that it is absolutely necessary to analyze this phenomenon in a detailed way.

    We are dealing with a vivid manifestation of modern European populism. The meaning of populism as a phenomenon rising from the political structure in the societies formed in the wake of the Great French Revolution, and based on the confrontation between right and left, are changing radically.

    Populist movements reject this classical political left/right scheme and do not follow any strict ideological attitudes, either right or left. This is the strength and success of populism: it does not play by the preset rules. Nevertheless, populism has its own logic: for all its spontaneity, it is quite possible to trace some logic and even the beginnings of a populist ideology taking shape before our eyes.

    First of all, the fact that populist movements are directed against the political elite as a whole, without making a distinction, whether it is right or left-wing, is striking. This is the ‘uprising of the periphery of society against its center’. In his famous work, the American sociologist Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) designated the form of government that prevails in modern Western society as the “elite revolution”.

    At the beginning of the 20th century, it was customary to follow José Ortega y Gasset’s discourse about the “revolt of the masses”, whose increasing influence on politics threatened, it seemed, to destroy Western culture – the European Logos.

    But Christopher Lasch noted a new political trend: it is the elites that are destroying culture and European Logos today. These new western elites, who have reached the pinnacle of power only by their resourcefulness and immense will to power, are much worse and more destructive than the masses.

    An ordinary person still maintains some cultural traditions; it is almost impossible to find a “pure proletarian”. But the modern capitalist elites, who have no aristocratism in their senses, are greedy for power, position and comfort. At the same time, more and more marginal types began to penetrate into the “new elite”, people not from peripheral groups, but from minority groups — ethnic, cultural, religious (often sectarians) and sexual — became dominant among them. It is this perverted rabble, according to Christopher Lasch, that forms the basis of the modern globalist elite, which destroys the foundations of civilization.

    Accordingly, populism – including the populism of the “yellow vests” – can be viewed as a retaliatory uprising of the people against the elites, who have completely lost their connection with society. The elites have built their own world in which double standards, norms of political correctness, liberal demagogy reign.
    Accordingly, populism – including the populism of the “yellow vests” – can be viewed as a retaliatory uprising of the people against the elites, who have completely lost their connection with society. The elites have built their own world in which double standards, norms of political correctness, liberal demagogy reign.
    Big Stakes in the French Presidential Election: Global Governance Versus the People

    According to these “new elites”, the people and society, in their current state, have no place in this world. Therefore, the typical representative of the “new elite”, Hillary Clinton, upset by the success of the right-wing populist Trump, openly insulted ordinary Americans – as deplorables, which in meaning means “shameful.” “Deplorables” have chosen Trump – not because they loved him, but to respond to the “globalist witch” Clinton.

    Macron is a representative of the same type of “new elite”. It is curious that on the eve of the elections the French newspaper ‘Libération’ published the headline ‘Faites ce que vous voulez, mais votez Macron ‘ (“Do what you want, but vote for Macron”). This is an obvious paraphrase of Aleister Crowley, who proclaimed himself in the 20th century as the Antichrist and the Beast 666: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law”. In other words, obedient crowds should vote for Macron not for some rational reasons, not because of his ideas and virtues, but simply because this is the imperative law of the ruling elite. And the disregard of the elites towards the obedient, slain masses is so open that they do not even bother to seduce them with impracticable promises: “Vote for Macron, because this is an order and this is not discussed.” Vote and then you are free. Otherwise you are deplorables. And that’s all.

    In Italy, where half of the population voted for right-wing populists of ‘Lega’, and the second half – for left-wing populists from the ‘Cinque stelli’ (5 Star Movement – ed., Flores), and together these parties managed to create the first populist government in European history.

    And now in France. And although in France there is practically no political contact between the right-wing populism of the National Front and the left-wing populism of Mélenchon, today it is united in the heroic revolt of the “yellow vests”. “Yellow vests” are deplorables, both right and left (but not liberal left, nor liberal right). The right-wing populists are terrified by the insane new elite policies regarding immigration and the destruction of the remnants of French identity. Left-wing populists are outraged by the disastrous economic policies of the liberals, who defend only the interest of big business: Macron is a protégé of the Rothschilds and that shows on which side he is…

    The “yellow vests” rebelled against Macron as against the ruling liberal elite. But today, it is already no longer a movement of the classical right or left. Macron is left in support of migration, protection of minorities, the legalization of degeneracy and so-called “cultural Marxism,” but right (liberal right) in terms of the economy, firmly defending the interests of big business and European bureaucracy. He is a pure globalist, not disdaining a direct declaration of his belonging to Freemasonry (his famous hand-sign, representing a triangle), even with direct satanic slogans: “Do what you want, vote for Macron.” The revolt of ‘yellow vests’ is precisely against this combination of liberal right and liberal left.

    If Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen cannot be united politically, being one – too left and the other – too right, then the ‘yellow vests’ will do it instead of the political leaders seeking to lead a populist movement. The “yellow vests” are not just against economic policy or immigration — they are against Macron as a symbol of the whole system, against globalism, against liberal totalitarianism, against the “existing state of affairs”. The “yellow vest” movement is a populist and popular revolution. And the word “people” (populus, ‘le peuple’) in the concept of “populism” must be understood literally.

    These are not abstract masses or an impersonal proletariat — they are the last living people who have risen up against the world power of globalist progeny,the rebels (as Lasch believes) of culture and civilization, as well as on man as such, on people, on God. Today there is no more right and left: only the people are against the elite. The “yellow vests” are creating a new political history, a new ideology. Macron is not a personal name, it is a label of the Matrix. To achieve freedom, he needs to be annihilated. Thus sprach the “yellow vests”, and they speak the truth…

  35. sabretoothed says:

    Clinton Foundation owes $400,000,000 IRS ignores it?

  36. sabretoothed says:

  37. sabretoothed says:

  38. E.M.Smith says:

    @LG:

    A very very good description of the state of things, of populists vs the overlords…
    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/tips-notices-december-2018/#comment-105201

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