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NYT: Resistance inside Trump Admin | Earth May be Approaching Tipping Point: Standford Scientists Say | Tipping Point for Planet Earth | New Yorker: Doomed Earth Catalogue | Kim Jong-un says He wants Denuclearization Before Trumps current Term Ends |EoP Q for Bannon & Kavanaugh: EoP RH FR Ethics Control of GWOT Metrics |  Donald Rumsfeld: Global War on Terror Metrics | Q for Bannon: Gutless | Soldier Foodfight with Assholes | A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash | Trump Slams Damning NYT Op-ed as Gutless | Werner Erhard Sailing | Burt Reynolds at Est Pissing Assholes Workshop | Burt Reynolds Dead from Heart Attack | Arjen Kamphuis: Wikileaks Consultant Missing | Burt Reynolds Endgame | The Gatekeepers | MEGA Draft: EoP Helsinki JCPOA ParisCop Exit Summit: EoP Axis MilNec Evac – Heart Attack/Stroke – Auth to FSB & NSA | Urinetown.

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NYT: Resistance inside Trump Admin; Woodward Fear: crazytown, beer salesman suit.

The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.

I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office. The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
– NY Times: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.

President Trump so alarmed his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, during a discussion last January of the nuclear standoff with North Korea that an exasperated Mr. Mattis told colleagues “the president acted like — and had the understanding of — a ‘fifth or sixth grader.’” These anecdotes are in a sprawling, highly anticipated book by Bob Woodward that depicts the Trump White House as a byzantine, treacherous, often out-of-control operation — “crazytown,” in the words of the chief of staff, John F. Kelly — hostage to the whims of an impulsive, ill-informed and undisciplined president.
– NY Times: Jim Mattis Compared Trump to ‘Fifth or Sixth Grader,’ Bob Woodward Says in Book.

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Tipping Point for Planet Earth.

Image: The consensus statement by 22 respected scientists uses past examples to suggest that Earth’s current systems will experience a major disruption – perhaps within a few generations. ‘The environment will enter a new state,’ said Stanford Professor Elizabeth Hadly. ‘And we don’t know exactly what that state will look like.’ A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. The authors of the Nature review – biologists, ecologists, complex-systems theoreticians, geologists and paleontologists from the United States, Canada, South America and Europe – argue that, although many warning signs are emerging, no one knows how close Earth is to a global tipping point, or if it is inevitable. The scientists urge focused research to identify early warning signs of a global transition and an acceleration of efforts to address the root causes. “We really do have to be thinking about these global scale tipping points, because even the parts of Earth we are not messing with directly could be prone to some very major changes,” Barnosky said. “And the root cause, ultimately, is human population growth and how many resources each one of us uses.” Co-author Elizabeth Hadly from Stanford University said “we may already be past these tipping points in particular regions of the world. I just returned from a trip to the high Himalayas in Nepal, where I witnessed families fighting each other with machetes for wood – wood that they would burn to cook their food in one evening. In places where governments are lacking basic infrastructure, people fend for themselves, and biodiversity suffers. We desperately need global leadership for planet Earth.” The authors note that studies of small-scale ecosystems show that once 50-90 percent of an area has been altered, the entire ecosystem tips irreversibly into a state far different from the original, in terms of the mix of plant and animal species and their interactions. This situation typically is accompanied by species extinctions and a loss of biodiversity. Currently, to support a population of 7 billion people, about 43 percent of Earth’s land surface has been converted to agricultural or urban use, with roads cutting through much of the remainder. The population is expected to rise to 9 billion by 2045; at that rate, current trends suggest that half Earth’s land surface will be disturbed by 2025. To Barnosky, this is disturbingly close to a global tipping point. “Can it really happen? Looking into the past tells us unequivocally that, yes, it can really happen. It has happened. The last glacial/interglacial transition 11,700 years ago was an example of that,” he said, noting that animal diversity still has not recovered from extinctions during that time. “I think that if we want to avoid the most unpleasant surprises, we want to stay away from that 50 percent mark.”
– Berkeley News: Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth.; Roxanne Makasdjian: UC Berkeley professor Tony Barnosky explains how an increasing human population, coupled with climate change, could irreversibly alter Earth’s ecosystem; Roxanne Makasdjian: Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology; Amazon: Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?; Science: Evidence of impending tipping point for Earth.

The planet may be nearing a critical threshold, beyond which environmental changes will be rapid and unpredictable, according to a study co-authored by Stanford Professor Elizabeth Hadly. Most current predictions of environmental change are based on extrapolations from current trends. But what if that isn’t an accurate picture of the future? What if we are approaching a critical threshold – one that, once crossed, would lead to accelerated, widespread and largely unpredictable environmental degradations? This is the frightening conclusion of a paperco-authored by Hadly that appears in the new issue of Nature – an issue devoted to the environment, in anticipation of the United Nations’ June 20-22 Conference on Sustainable Development. The consensus statement by 22 respected scientists uses past examples to suggest that Earth’s current systems will experience a major disruption – perhaps within a few generations. “The environment will enter a new state,” said Hadly. “And we don’t know exactly what that state will look like.” There’s the idea that, once you have more than 50 percent of wholesale disturbance in a given ecological system, major disturbance in the rest of the system will inevitably follow,” said Hadly, who is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.About 43 percent of Earth’s land has already been converted to agricultural or urban use and, if current trends continue, is expected to reach the 50 percent mark by 2025. By 2060, using current trends, the number will be 70 percent. By comparison, the last critical shift Earth underwent was the end of the last Ice Age. That famously dramatic example of climate change only involved ice melting from 30 percent of Earth’s surface, and it resulted in a major transition in global climatic conditions and the distribution of life on the planet.
– Stanford: Earth may be approaching ‘tipping point,’ Stanford scientist says.

A group of scientists warns that Earth is rapidly headed toward a catastrophic breakdown if humans don’t get their act together. According to Stephanie Pappas at LiveScience, the researchers warn that the world is headed toward a tipping point marked by extinctions and unpredictable changes on a scale not seen since the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago. Today, Barnosky said, humans are causing changes even faster than the natural ones that pushed back the glaciers – and the changes are bigger. Driven by a 35 percent increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide since the start of the Industrial Revolution, global temperatures are rising faster than they did back then, Barnosky said. Likewise, humans have completely transformed 43 percent of Earth’s land surface for cities and agriculture, compared with the 30 percent land surface transition that occurred at the end of the last glacial period. Meanwhile, the human population has exploded, putting ever more pressure on existing resources.The results are difficult to predict, because tipping points, by their definition, take the planet into uncharted territory. Based on past transitions, Barnosky and his colleagues predict a major loss of species (during the end of the last glacial period, half of the large-bodied mammal species in the world disappeared), as well as changes in the makeup of species in various communities on the local level. Meanwhile, humans may well be knotting our own noose as we burn through Earth’s resources.
– OSHO: Earth at Tipping Point; Live Science: Tipping Point? Earth Headed for Catastrophic Collapse, Researchers Warn.

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New Yorker: Uninhabitable Earth: Doomed Earth: cause population & consumption aka economic growth.

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough. Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century. Even when we train our eyes on climate change, we are unable to comprehend its scope. This past winter, a string of days 60 and 70 degrees warmer than normal baked the North Pole, melting the permafrost that encased Norway’s Svalbard seed vault — a global food bank nicknamed “Doomsday,” designed to ensure that our agriculture survives any catastrophe, and which appeared to have been flooded by climate change less than ten years after being built.
– NY Mag: The Uninhabitable Earth.

In New York Magazine’s July 10–23, 2017, issue cover story, deputy editor David Wallace-Wells presents a landmark bird’s-eye-view survey outlining our terrifying best understanding of where our planet is headed, absent aggressive action. The lesson is clear: The planet is simply not prepared to reckon with the scale of the climate threat, or even really to comprehend it. Though it’s relatively easy for us to imagine rising seas, we can’t bring ourselves to consider all the ways in which climate change will imperil human life globally, including the fact that the equator and tropics could become literally too hot for human activity by 2100; that we could lose as much as half our food production to feed a world with twice as many people; that we may come into contact with diseases trapped in arctic ice that haven’t circulated since before humans were around to contract them; and many more.
– NY Mag: On the Cover: The Doomed Earth Catalog.

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America: Imbecile Population & Economic Growth over Cliff Leadership [sic]

Only at rare moments are people capable of understanding the full implications of the catastrophes of their making.  These rare moments, often just before dawn, are the precise instants when they gain full clarity to the hopeless fact that they have gone full imbecile.  That every decision they have ever made has led them to this exact place – where they find themselves to be completely and utterly screwed. Nations, like the people who compose them, have also demonstrated that they are unqualified to responsibly function in a world of unlimited credit. Here in The United States of Debt, federal debt has exceeded $21 trillion, corporate debt has topped $6 trillion, and total household debt has reached a record high of over $13 trillion. In other words, the country, as a whole, has gone full imbecile. …. At the same time, large segments of the American populace – many involuntarily – have been reduced to abject debt servitude. – Acting Man: America Goes Full Imbecile.

If stepping on the – population / economic growth above carrying capacity limits – Titanic gas, knowing your society is heading for an iceberg is defined as ‘fuck factual reality imbecility’; then Western industrial civilization is arguably at the top of the ‘fuck factual reality imbecility’ list.
» EoP Leg Sub: 22 Jul: EoP Q for LSouthern & SMolyneux: Great Barrier Reef White Pride Genocide?; 01 Aug: EoP Re: Lord Rose Re: Prince Charles: Draft: UK-EU EoPExit; 21 Aug: EoP Response to Cradock BKB; Gauteng Dept Agri & Rural Dev: Nolwazi Ngcobo.

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Kim Jong-un says He wants Denuclearization Before Trumps current Term Ends

SEOUL, South Korea — Offering an olive branch to President Trump, Kim Jong-un told a South Korean envoy that he wanted to denuclearize North Korea before Mr. Trump’s current term ends in early 2021, the envoy said on Thursday. Expressing frustration over what he called Washington’s failure to negotiate in good faith, Mr. Kim told the envoy, Chung Eui-yong, that he still had confidence in Mr. Trump. He said he had never spoken badly of the American leader, even to his closest aides, since the two met in Singapore on June 12, according to Mr. Chung. The president responded on Twitter early Thursday, expressing appreciation for Mr. Kim’s “unwavering faith in President Trump.” He added, “We will get it done together!”
– NY Times: Kim Jong-un Says He Wants Denuclearization Before Trump’s Current Term Ends.

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EoP Q for Bannon & Kavanaugh: EoP RH FR Ethics Control of GWOT Metrics

Steve Bannon: In what I would call a defining moment, David Remnick showed he was gutless when confronted by the howling online mob. – The Hill: Bannon slams ‘gutless’ New Yorker editor after being disinvited from New Yorker festival.

Does Mr Bannon have the ego literacy [ego-eco-literacy.tygae.org.za] aka sincere peacenik / honourable warrior [eop-rh-fr.tygae.org.za] listening skills guts to sign a responsible freedom [responsible-freedom.tygae.org.za] oath [eop-axis-oath.tygae.org.za]?
» EoP Leg Sub: 05 Sep: EoP Q for Bannon & Kavanaugh: EoP RH FR Ethics Control of GWOT Metrics?.

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Donald Rumsfeld: Global War on Terror Metrics

Global War on Terror Metrics:
The questions I posed to combatant commanders this week were: Are we winning or losing the Global War on Terror? Is DoD changing fast enough to deal with the new 21st century security environment? Can a big institution change fast enough? Is the USG changing fast enough? DoD has been organized, trained and equipped to fight big armies, navies and air forces. It is not possible to change DoD fast enough to successfully fight the global war on terror; an alternative might be to try to fashion a new institution, either within DoD or elsewhere one that seamlessly focuses the capabilities of several departments and agencies on this key problem. Today we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror. – Donald Rumsfeld: Today we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the war on terror [PDF]
» IG: 15-02-12_drumsfeld-globalwaronterrormetricsq.
» EoP Leg Sub: 05 Sep: EoP Q for Bannon & Kavanaugh: EoP RH FR Ethics Control of GWOT Metrics?.

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Soldier Foodfight with Douglas Feith Military Intellectual Bullshit Thinktank Assholes

“What the fuck are you talking about?” the sergeant yelled at the man on the screen. Shaking his head in amazement, he asked me, “Sir, you got any idea who that asshole is?” I told him he was Douglas Feith, one of the “architects” of the war who had sent him and the other soldiers over there to Iraq. “Stupid motherfucker doesn’t know what the fuck he doesn’t know,” the sergeant said between bites. “Realigning the U.S. posture will also help strengthen our alliances by tailoring the physical U.S. ‘footprint’ to suit local conditions. The goal is to reduce friction with host nations,” Feith intoned. “Reduce friction my ass,” said one of the other soldiers at the table. “We been out there killing the motherfuckers!” He picked up a piece of toast covered with butter and jelly and threw it at the screen. “Shut the fuck up, you douchebag!” yelled another soldier. Soon the whole table was throwing eggs and toast and open containers of yogurt at the screen. – Raw Story: How to blow $700 billion really fast: A tale of exploding US defense budgets and military failure.
» EoP Leg Sub: 05 Sep: EoP Q for Bannon & Kavanaugh: EoP RH FR Ethics Control of GWOT Metrics?.

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Peak Oil Cold Nuke Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash is a 2006 documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash explores key historical events, data and predictions regarding the global peak in petroleum production through interviews with petroleum geologists, former OPEC officials, energy analysts, politicians, and political analysts. The film contains contemporary footage interspersed with news and commercial footage from the growth heyday of petroleum production. The documentary focuses on information and testimony that supports the projection of a near-term oil production peak. The documentary examines our dependence on oil, showing how oil is essential for almost every aspect of our modern lifestyle, from driving to work to clothing and clean tap water. A Crude Awakening asks the tough question, “What happens when we run out of cheap oil?” Through expert interviews and archival footage, the film spells out in startling detail the challenges we would face in dealing with the possibility of a world without cheap oil—a world in which it may ultimately take more energy to drill for oil than we can extract from the oil the wells produce.
» Wikipedia: A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash.
» Documentary: Remarkable EncountersTop Documentary Films.
» IG: 17-09-22_thecompany-peakoilcoldnuke17-05-08_sanctions-selfsufficiencylessonspeakoil17-09-12_eop-v-wip-wealthtransferoptions.

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Trump Slams Damning NYT Op-ed as Gutless

An unnamed senior Trump administration official assailed President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and reckless decision-making in a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday and said he or she is part of a “resistance” working to thwart Trump’s worst impulses. “The dilemma — which (Trump) does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” the Times piece reads. “I would know. I am one of them.” The Times said disclosing the name of the official, who is known to the publication, would jeopardize the official’s job, and that publishing the piece anonymously was the only way to deliver an important perspective to readers. Major newspapers almost never publish unnamed op-ed pieces. At The New York Times, it is very rare, but not entirely unprecedented.
– CNN: Trump slams damning New York Times op-ed as ‘gutless’.

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Werner Erhard Sailing

Werner Erhard sailing
– SymonProd: Transformation: The Life and Times of Werner Erhard.

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Arjen Kamphuis: Wikileaks Consultant Missing

Image: Arjen Kamphuis sailing.

Arjen Kamphuis, a WikiLeaks associate and Dutch cybersecurity expert, has been missing for two weeks. The news of his disappearance was first made public when a friend, Ancilla van de Leest, posted on Twitter that he was missing and friends and colleagues were very worried about him, Huffington Post reported. Here is what you need to know about Kamphuis, his background, and everything we know so far about his disappearance.
– Heavy: Arjen Kamphuis, WikiLeaks Consultant Missing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know.

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Burt Reynolds at Est Pissing Assholes Workshop

Burt Reynolds attends a Werner Erhard est workshop, where workshop participants are called assholes, not allowed to go to the bathroom. Reynolds falls asleep and pisses.
– Scott Mapself: Landmark (est) parody.

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Burt Reynolds Dead from Heart Attack

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. Reynolds died of a reported cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital on September 6, 2018. He had been suffering from heart problems for a number of years. – Wikipedia: Burt Reynolds.

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Burt Reynolds Endgame

Question is, who would gain the most by the death of the President? Like to stay for breakfast? That’s very generous of you, sir, but I think it’s best we get going. All right. Thank you again, General. Remember, the deeper you dig the less you’re gonna like what you find. understand that, right? Of course I understand.  – Burt Reynolds as General Montgomery.

End Game is a 2006 American action film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Secret Service agent Alex Thomas, who is shot in the hand while unsuccessfully trying to protect the President (Jack Scalia) from an assassin’s bullet. Later, with the help of a persistent newspaper reporter named Kate Crawford (Angie Harmon), he uncovers a vast conspiracy behind what initially appeared to be a suicidal lone gunman. The film co-stars James Woods, Burt Reynolds, and Anne Archer. – Wikipedia: Endgame; Equity Pictures: Endgame Trailer.

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ABC Breakfast RN: The Gatekeepers: Israel Spy Leaders Call for Peace.

Dror Moreh’s first-rate film has rightly been compared with The Fog of War, Errol Morris’s revealing documentary on US secretary of defence Robert S McNamara. His austere The Gatekeepers briefly intersperses newsreel material among the expressive talking heads of six former chiefs of Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, the equivalent of our MI5. It’s less well known than the Mossad, the Israeli equivalent of MI6, but since the six-day war of 1967 Shin Bet has been altogether more influential, as it has had the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to control. The sextet talk with admirable frankness about their successes and failures over the past 45 years in a war against terrorism, where there has been “no strategy, only tactics”. “Forget about morality,” one of them says. But that’s only a short-term policy in a seemingly hopeless conflict where the intransigence of both sides and the increasing pig-headedness of politicians have ensured that Israel may end up winning every battle but losing the war. It’s a depressing movie, yet there is encouragement to be found in the manifest decency and reasonableness of these six honest, articulate men, one of whom compares the conduct of Israel in the West Bank to that of the Nazis towards the non-Jewish civilian population of occupied western Europe in the second world war. – The Guardian: The Gatekeepers Review; ABC-AU Breakfast RN: Israel spy leaders call 4 peace.

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MEGA Draft: EoP Helsinki JCPOA ParisCop Exit Summit: Footprint Scientists EoP Axis MilNec Evac – Heart Attack/Stroke – Auth to FSB & NSA

I, William Rees, Professor of Environmental Public Policy and Planning, originator of the concept of ‘ecological footprint’ [williamrees.org]; Mathis Wackernagel, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Footprint Network [footprintnetwork.org]; Advisory Board members of Scientists Warning: World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity – Second Notice [scientistswarning.org], hereby take advantage of the EoP Truth and Reconciliation to End the Abel and Kane Cold War [eoptrc-akcoldwar.tygae.org.za] negotiations opportunity to take responsibility for my breeding / consumption scarcity combatant crimes of aggression [crimes-of-aggression.tygae.org.za] transgressions, to cooperate [eop-cooperator.tygae.org.za] with Dalio Pittard: Make Earth Great Again [mega.tygae.org.za] to implement [eop-nwo-sco.tygae.org.za] Ecology of Peace Scientific and Cultural law [eop-scicultlaw.tygae.org.za] as international law.

EoP Axis Military Necessity Evacuation Authorization to FSB & NSA:
In our capacity as President of the Russian Federation, Chief Investment Officer and journalist and potential President and Prime Minister of USA and UK, EU Commission Article 50 Brexit Task Force Negotiator, Commanders for Israel’s Security, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ecological footprint Board of Advisors to Scientist Warning, Supreme Leader of Iran, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Italian and South African jurists, and President and Vice President Judge at the International Court of Justice; we hereby legally and/or politically – respectively (a) authorize – and/or consent to such authorization and/or confirm our future intentions upon taking office as President/Prime Minister of USA/UK to authorize – the FSB and NSA to implement EoP Axis Military Necessity Evacuation [eop-axis-milnec-evac.tygae.org.za] – i.e. give the targeted consciously obstructing EoP Cooperator [eop-cooperator.tygae.org.za] individual a fatal stroke/heart attack using psychotronic technology.
» EoP Leg Sub: 23 Aug: MEGA: Draft: EoP Helsinki JCPOA ParisCop Exit Summit: EoP Axis MilNec Evac Authorization to FSB & NSA.

EoP Axis MilNec Evac Forum to Implement EoP SciCult Law as international law:
We need to change the lack of ego/eco literacy [ego-eco-literacy.tygae.org.za] character international law swamp constitution. When swamp constitution international law doesn’t tell the responsible freedom [responsible-freedom.tygae.org.za] truth it can end up with a pile of bodies in a sea of blood. …… Is it possible to argue with Putin? Of course, but only if you [are sincere and] have ironclad counterarguments. …. The total value of Russia’s mineral and raw materials base according to the explored and evaluated reserves of all types of extractable resources, comes to no less than 28 trillion USD, however an evaluation of the [EROEI] profitable portion comes to only 1.5 trillion USD. At the first stage, the state’s efforts must be directed at solving the following problems: improvement of the natural resources legislation, including improving the administrative and criminal liability for violating it; one should note that the solution of many social problems and a whole range of factors which determine the future of the Russian Federation depend overwhelmingly on the level of rationality, well-considered responsibility and the scale of the use of natural wealth potential. …. We propose convening a special forum under the U.N. auspices for a comprehensive consideration of the issues related to the depletion of natural resources, destruction of habitat and climate change. Russia would be ready to co-sponsor such a forum. ….. Another important point: in my speech at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, I said that we must take a comprehensive approach to the climate change problem. In this respect, I want to confirm Russia’s proposal to host a scientific forum under the aegis of the UN to discuss not just climate change, but also issues concerning depletion of natural resources and degradation of the human habitat. –  [EoP Amended] Gen Alexander Lebed; MIT: Alexander Lebed Quotes; Vesti: Putin: 01.02; Military Gospel: VV Putin: Mineral & Raw Materials Resources & Development Strategy for the Russian Economy; Kremlin: 28 Sep 15: Vladimir Putin Speech at 70th session of the UN General Assembly [MG Copy]; Kremlin: 30 Nov 15: Vladimir Putin: Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change [MG Copy]; Alliance of World Scientists: World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice [MG Copy]; Union of Concerned Scientists: 1992 World Scientists Warning to Humanity; Murtaugh: Every Child Increases EcoFootprint by a Factor of 20 – Oregon Univ Study; [SQ Copy].
» EoP Leg Sub: 22 Jun: EoP Obs: Database Signals; Training Day Dyke IUD A’s to Simple Q’s: I don’t care do you; What do you want?.

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Urinetown Population Resources & Human Idealism:

To think that we can advocate for human rights, peace, and social justice while ignoring their necessary ecological basis; is both intellectually dishonest and ultimately self-defeating.

Al Bartlett, retired professor of physics at the University of Colorado, developed a lecture in the early 1970s that he has since delivered over 2000 times. Titled Arithmetic, Population, and Energy, the talk takes his audience along on an exploration of the meaning of steady growth (so many percent per year)—which is of course the sacred basis of all modern economies. As Bartlett makes clear, no steady rate of growth in population or resource consumption is sustainable.

During the course of the lecture, he asks, “Well, what can we do about this? What makes the population problem worse, and what reduces it?” On the screen he projects a slide with two columns of words. On the left-hand column are the principal factors leading to population growth; on the right, factors leading to a decrease of population.

Table of Options

Increase populations                               Decrease Populations
Procreation                                                           Abstention
Motherhood                                                          Contraception/Abortion
Large Families                                                     Small families
Immigration                                                         Stopping Immigration
Medicine                                                               Public Health
Sanitation                                                             Disease
Peace                                                                      War
Law and Order                                                     Murder/Violence
Scientific Agriculture                                         Famine
Accident Prevention                                           Accidents
Clean Air                                                                Pollution (Smoking)

Ignorance of the Problem

Bartlett notes that population growth will cease at some point: the mathematics assures us of that (otherwise, in just a few centuries, the entire surface of the planet would be covered with humans). Moreover, we need not do anything to solve the population problem: nature will take care of that for us. Sooner or later, from the right-hand column nature will choose some method or methods of limiting human numbers. But the options chosen may not be to our liking. The only way we can avoid having to live with (or die by) nature’s choices is to proactively choose for ourselves which options from the right-hand column we would prefer voluntarily to implement. Hesitating in our choice, or failing to implement it, leads us directly back to nature’s options.
– IGN: Population, Resources & Human Idealism, by Richard Heinberg. [SQ Copy]
» IG: 17-03-22_rheinberg-urinetown-mcoetzee-licencetobreed

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White House Chiefs of Staff Gatekeepers: Sununu Limousine to Stamp Auction

Any chief must have the nuance and delicacy of a diplomat and the tenacity of an attack dog. A chief must also be smart, not necessarily intelligent. John Sununu became fodder for Saturday Night Live because of his scandalous behavior. Sununu, in addition to being a former governor of New Hampshire, “had a PhD from MIT and was a member of the Mega Society, an obscure high-IQ organization.” His hyper-intelligence didn’t stop from acting like an idiot in his position as chief for President George H. W. Bush. His abuse of power included using a White House limousine to attend a stamp auction in New York City.
– New York Journal of Books: The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.

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Tamarind Seed – UK Spy stamp messages; Russian assassin spies hide guns in beers.

The Tamarind Seed is a 1974 American-British romantic drama film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Based on the 1971 novel The Tamarind Seed by Evelyn Anthony, the film is about a British Home Office functionary and a Soviet era attaché who are lovers involved in Cold War intrigue. – Wikipedia: The Tamarind Seed; Movie Titles: The Tamarind Seed.

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