This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
I finished the GHCN v3.3 vs v4 Africa graphs.
BREXIT, The EU, and MEP Elections
The EU Parliament elections are underway and The BREXIT party is polling in the lead.
T. May has had to postpone the vote on her 4th “bite at the Apple” (perhaps a poisoned apple?) and moved the vote on her Not-A-Deal Satrapy Treaty to some future date, hopefully infinitely away.
The rest of the EU is also voting, but not with quite the overtones of Britain; though Italy, France, and some others ought to be interesting.
Austria has had the government collapse, sort of, due to a politician being caught on camera selling government contracts. Hopefully other politicians will learn from this not do be quite so corrupt. (Though I suspect they will just learn to send interns to do the negotiating and offering…)
“God Only Knows” continues. Makes real the old joke of “What if they gave a war and nobody came?”, so we have a Revolution, that isn’t a revolution and a President (or two) where one is a despot and not longer valid and the other is a wannabe and not yet valid; while the rest of the world pretends to care.
Will it resolve? Will anyone notice?
Speaking of Coups
The Democrats stacked great bonfires worth of fuel for their hatred of Trump to fire the Witch Hunt. Now POTUS has started lighting that stuff on fire… with Democrats on top of the piles. Declassifying documents, blowing off Political Subpoenas. Calling dirt, DIRT.
The Dimocrats continue to hunt witches… Seemingly oblivious to how stupid they look. After 2 years, $MILLIONS of “investigation” and they got nothin’. Now The House wants to do more of that? Just OMG dumb. They completely missed the motif of the prior election. “Drain The Swamp” got Trump in, and Hillary out. Now they are doing their best to put on “Creature From The Black lagoon” costumes and profess their love of the swamp. Just OMG level of clueless.
So the question is going to come down to which happens first: Will the House issue articles of impeachment first, or will they be tossed into prison for treason first? It’s a race condition, folks, place your bets…
Has launched their first batch of “Internet Satellites”. IIRC, about 60 of them on one rocket. It is just the first trial batch, so you can’t start signing up now. Some folks are a mite worried that the use of thousands (the eventual number is many thousands) of satellites beaming strong 5G signals at the Earth 24 x 7 in just the same bands as weather radars and other satellites might screw up some data. Other folks think it might screw up some people. As I had to turn off 5 Ghz on the household WiFi to eliminate family insomnia, the idea of beaming it from space “has issues”… not the least of which is mounting evidence for a microwaves / cancer connection. But they are flying now, so “Guinea Pigs R Us!” (Anyone know where I can buy a Tin Foil Suit? Including hat?)
There are a few other companies with similar plans. I saw numbers that make the total of all the planned “constellations” somewhere up near 100,000 satellites in LEO. Going to make finding a launch window continuously harder. Then what happens when some of them whack each other and start to break up. We’re putting so much stuff in orbit that a Cascade Failure into a rubble field starts to be more probable than just possible. I just got a bad feeling about this…
Oil, Global Warming, And Big Green
I wonder if the push by Big Green to make oil and coal forbidden energy sources has anything to do with Europe not having much at all (and that being used rapidly) while Russia and the USA have lots and lots. So if you can’t stay competitive selling products on the world market against folks with lots of cheap energy, why not convince them not to use it to “save the planet” and get some competitive advantage back? It fits all the known facts and is about as minimal an explanation as I can think of.
So figure the Aristocracy of Europe & The EU want to dampen the power of the Oil Rich like Russia, Saudi, and USA and maintain their ability to sell goods and rip off poorer nations. How better to do that than get Oil & coal forbidden? Just an idea…
Not so sure how the Saudi’s figure in to the whole “Embrace Islam as Christianity Lite” motif being steamrollered over the Western World, but maybe they just spread enough money around Europe they have bought up all the mind-share? How else to explain the endorsement of the EU Leadership? Then they use Big Green to sell the stories…
There’s some part of this puzzle that’s missing, and I think it is in some MI-# groups of the UK… (MI-5, MI-6, what happend to 1-4?) perhaps in cahoots with the TLAs of the USA and some other EU Member “Agencies”. They sure, collectively, don’t like Nations being run for the benefit of the people of those nations by nationalists.
It has been cold and wet all over the place. FEET of snow in parts of California. Will we have snow on the Memorial Day Weekend? (Official start of outdoor BBQ here in the USA).
How anyone can continue to try selling this as “Hottest Ever!!” just amazes.
The delayed planting and continued flooding will not be good for food production.
Had a big election and elected a Nationalist Government. Oh Dear, Globalists not popular there either.
It does look like the Globalist Cabal has suffered a big string of losses. Yet they do not change their objectives nor methods one iota. Can they not sense the mood of the people, now that they’ve caught on to the scam? Or do they just figure it doesn’t matter?