Twitter Search / PalmerReport: Donald Trump’s secret “deal” with Mexico turns out to be an even more delusional mess than we thought https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/mexico-delusional-mess-trade-trump/18589 …

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Twitter Search / PalmerReport: We told you Donald Trump has a big problem with his Secretary of Defense nominee Patrick Shanahan https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/patrick-shanahan-problem-nominee-trump/18584 …

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We told you Donald Trump has a big problem with his Secretary of Defense nominee Patrick Shanahan https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/patrick-shanahan-problem-nominee-trump/18584 …

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Twitter Search / PalmerReport: Donald Trump goes completely off the deep end over Kim Jong-Un https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/kim-jong-un-side-trump-traitor/18581 …

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Donald Trump goes completely off the deep end over Kim Jong-Un https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/kim-jong-un-side-trump-traitor/18581 …

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Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (86 sites): “Mueller Report” – Google News: Mueller Report Hearing Schedule June 12: Witnesses & Time – Heavy.com

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Mueller Report Hearing Schedule June 12: Witnesses & Time  Heavy.com

See details about the schedule for the Mueller Report hearing taking place on June 12, including the witnesses appearing, the time, and a video of the hearing.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Energy And Geopolitics Is Under Attack – OpEd

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Global warming. Climate change. Renewable energy. Carbon-free societies. All of these terms have gained status, as the balm to eliminate fossil fuels, which is supposedly causing anthropogenic, global warming. What should be noted however, is according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC):

  1. The PRIMARY force is that the SUN heats the earth’s oceans and land,
  2. Then, SECONDARILY, the earth’s oceans and land heats the atmosphere. The atmosphere is NOT heating the earth it’s the sun,
  3. Consequently, after the above two, increasing air temperature then increases sea surface temperature.

Facts tell us the one constant on earth is that the climate is always changing. Facts also tell us that CO2 is statistically irrelevant, as a factor in determining the earth’s climate. Therefore, CO2 is a minor factor in weather determination.

Whether or not there is, or isn’t climate change, global warming, and who is, or isn’t to blame, here is why that sentiment is dangerous from noted climatologist, and true scientific consensus believer, Dr. Judith Curry:

“Climatology has become a political party with totalitarian tendencies. If you don’t support the UN consensus on human-caused global warming, if you express the slightest skepticism, you are a ‘climate-change denier,’ who must be banned from the scientific community.”

What’s alarming about Curry’s statements is the UN was created to keep another world war from breaking out while promoting integrated commerce, and human interaction instead of another global holocaust. Why the UN has gotten into climate research, and environmental, weather-interactions are grossly past its intended mandate.

Scientific research according to Karl Popper “should be based on skepticism, on the constant reconsideration of accepted ideas.”

When it comes to energy and climate we should be considering what promotes human longevity and flourishing. What makes energy and electricity affordable, scalable, abundant, reliable, and flexible? Now the global warming, climate change debate is only about made-for-profit power.

Renewables are sure-fire, taxpayer-funded, profit centers when: “In 2016, renewables received 94 times more in U.S. federal subsidies than nuclear and 46 times more than fossil fuels per unit of energy generated.”

Weather and climate are under attack, but so is the science of energy, from believing a “Green New Deal” will work for labor to thinking all energy issues are solved from electricity. Electricity is a static proposition that needs to be generated from some source; whether oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar panels, wind turbines or damned water through turbines to produce energy to electricity.

But nothing energizes environmentalists and citizens like renewable energy. Every single place renewables have been implemented they are a disaster.

In Germany, Denmark, Spain, Britain, South Australia, Vermont, Minnesota, New Mexico (in the beginning stages of maligning fossil fuels), Arkansas, California, Austin, Texas, and Georgetown, Texas, solar and wind farms have been valiantly attempted, and failed every single time. Renewables will never work under current technological and scientific constraints; and energy battery storage systems only have 8-12 maximum capacity according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The science behind renewable energy also makes electricity more expensive. For example: “Solar panels with storage deliver just 1.6 times as much energy as is invested as compared to the 75 times more energy delivered with nuclear.”

There is no battery revolution for energy storage systems, and renewables under current technological constraints. Economics factually show that renewables will always constrain electricity, causing price hikes and degrading infrastructure improvements. Only fossil fuels at this time have the science, engineering, technology, and economics that make sense for human flourishing and longevity.

Over six thousand products come from a barrel of crude oil. Meaning, the conversation should stop about de-carbonizing, searching for clean energy, and eliminating oil from our daily lives. There is positive correlation even causation between energy and environmentalism. Clean environments only happen, “as people consume higher levels of energy the overall environmental impact is overwhelmingly positive, not negative.”

Fossil fuels have been used safely for centuries, and billions have left poverty. Oil, natural gas, and coal reduce the amount of land needed for energy, compared to solar and wind farms. If the earth is warming: “Then aerial fertilization by CO2 has increased food supplies by 25%, weather is less extreme in a warming world, and historically conflicts increase during periods of cooling, and decrease during warmer periods.”

Our growing understanding of energy, science, engineering, and markets yields important geopolitical lessons. The science, and use of natural gas, makes its conversion to liquid natural gas (LNG) more important to energy, geopolitics and diplomacy than anything outside of strong militaries. Natural gas is the soft power, weapon-of-choice for nation states like Russia.

Natural gas spending will jump five-fold in 2019, according to Wood Mackenzie. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says: “Natural gas demand to rise 10 percent over the next 5 years, and roughly 40 percent of that will come from China.”

The Trump administration is pushing for Eastern Mediterranean natural gas, and “sees the promotion of natural gas production and related infrastructure in the region as a key effort in tying countries together and promoting peace.” This continues “an Obama-era foreign policy objective.”

French, energy firm, Total, is partnering with Russia on a LNG project in the Arctic to protect French energy needs. Even smaller, geopolitical players like Mexico, are seeking ways to boost natural gas production 50 percent through government-owned, Petroleo Mexicanos (PEMEX).

Fossil fuels – particularly natural gas – will be the leader for decades ahead when it comes to soft power, national security and robust economic growth for mature and emerging markets. Political moves, similar to Michael Bloomberg donating $500 million to kill coal use in the US, could slow natural gas’ growth, but if they do, they will also devastate the country and its western allies geopolitically. China, Russia, India, Africa, Iran, and North Korea will never let a billionaire stop their economies or geopolitical power. Yes, energy and geopolitics is under attack from within, from national and from competing energy interests.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: Energy And Geopolitics Is Under Attack – OpEd

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Global warming. Climate change. Renewable energy. Carbon-free societies. All of these terms have gained status, as the balm to eliminate fossil fuels, which is supposedly causing anthropogenic, global warming. What should be noted however, is according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC):

  1. The PRIMARY force is that the SUN heats the earth’s oceans and land,
  2. Then, SECONDARILY, the earth’s oceans and land heats the atmosphere. The atmosphere is NOT heating the earth it’s the sun,
  3. Consequently, after the above two, increasing air temperature then increases sea surface temperature.

Facts tell us the one constant on earth is that the climate is always changing. Facts also tell us that CO2 is statistically irrelevant, as a factor in determining the earth’s climate. Therefore, CO2 is a minor factor in weather determination.

Whether or not there is, or isn’t climate change, global warming, and who is, or isn’t to blame, here is why that sentiment is dangerous from noted climatologist, and true scientific consensus believer, Dr. Judith Curry:

“Climatology has become a political party with totalitarian tendencies. If you don’t support the UN consensus on human-caused global warming, if you express the slightest skepticism, you are a ‘climate-change denier,’ who must be banned from the scientific community.”

What’s alarming about Curry’s statements is the UN was created to keep another world war from breaking out while promoting integrated commerce, and human interaction instead of another global holocaust. Why the UN has gotten into climate research, and environmental, weather-interactions are grossly past its intended mandate.

Scientific research according to Karl Popper “should be based on skepticism, on the constant reconsideration of accepted ideas.”

When it comes to energy and climate we should be considering what promotes human longevity and flourishing. What makes energy and electricity affordable, scalable, abundant, reliable, and flexible? Now the global warming, climate change debate is only about made-for-profit power.

Renewables are sure-fire, taxpayer-funded, profit centers when: “In 2016, renewables received 94 times more in U.S. federal subsidies than nuclear and 46 times more than fossil fuels per unit of energy generated.”

Weather and climate are under attack, but so is the science of energy, from believing a “Green New Deal” will work for labor to thinking all energy issues are solved from electricity. Electricity is a static proposition that needs to be generated from some source; whether oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar panels, wind turbines or damned water through turbines to produce energy to electricity.

But nothing energizes environmentalists and citizens like renewable energy. Every single place renewables have been implemented they are a disaster.

In Germany, Denmark, Spain, Britain, South Australia, Vermont, Minnesota, New Mexico (in the beginning stages of maligning fossil fuels), Arkansas, California, Austin, Texas, and Georgetown, Texas, solar and wind farms have been valiantly attempted, and failed every single time. Renewables will never work under current technological and scientific constraints; and energy battery storage systems only have 8-12 maximum capacity according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The science behind renewable energy also makes electricity more expensive. For example: “Solar panels with storage deliver just 1.6 times as much energy as is invested as compared to the 75 times more energy delivered with nuclear.”

There is no battery revolution for energy storage systems, and renewables under current technological constraints. Economics factually show that renewables will always constrain electricity, causing price hikes and degrading infrastructure improvements. Only fossil fuels at this time have the science, engineering, technology, and economics that make sense for human flourishing and longevity.

Over six thousand products come from a barrel of crude oil. Meaning, the conversation should stop about de-carbonizing, searching for clean energy, and eliminating oil from our daily lives. There is positive correlation even causation between energy and environmentalism. Clean environments only happen, “as people consume higher levels of energy the overall environmental impact is overwhelmingly positive, not negative.”

Fossil fuels have been used safely for centuries, and billions have left poverty. Oil, natural gas, and coal reduce the amount of land needed for energy, compared to solar and wind farms. If the earth is warming: “Then aerial fertilization by CO2 has increased food supplies by 25%, weather is less extreme in a warming world, and historically conflicts increase during periods of cooling, and decrease during warmer periods.”

Our growing understanding of energy, science, engineering, and markets yields important geopolitical lessons. The science, and use of natural gas, makes its conversion to liquid natural gas (LNG) more important to energy, geopolitics and diplomacy than anything outside of strong militaries. Natural gas is the soft power, weapon-of-choice for nation states like Russia.

Natural gas spending will jump five-fold in 2019, according to Wood Mackenzie. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says: “Natural gas demand to rise 10 percent over the next 5 years, and roughly 40 percent of that will come from China.”

The Trump administration is pushing for Eastern Mediterranean natural gas, and “sees the promotion of natural gas production and related infrastructure in the region as a key effort in tying countries together and promoting peace.” This continues “an Obama-era foreign policy objective.”

French, energy firm, Total, is partnering with Russia on a LNG project in the Arctic to protect French energy needs. Even smaller, geopolitical players like Mexico, are seeking ways to boost natural gas production 50 percent through government-owned, Petroleo Mexicanos (PEMEX).

Fossil fuels – particularly natural gas – will be the leader for decades ahead when it comes to soft power, national security and robust economic growth for mature and emerging markets. Political moves, similar to Michael Bloomberg donating $500 million to kill coal use in the US, could slow natural gas’ growth, but if they do, they will also devastate the country and its western allies geopolitically. China, Russia, India, Africa, Iran, and North Korea will never let a billionaire stop their economies or geopolitical power. Yes, energy and geopolitics is under attack from within, from national and from competing energy interests.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: The Lawfare Podcast: Nate Persily and Alex Stamos on Securing American Elections

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More than two years after the 2016 presidential election, new information continues to seep into the public about the extent of Russia’s sweeping and systematic efforts to interfere in the U.S. democratic process. With the 2020 presidential election on the horizon, last week, Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center published a report on securing American elections, including recommendations on how the U.S. can protect elections and election infrastructure from foreign actors. 

On Monday, Susan Hennessey spoke with two of the report’s authors: Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center’s Internet Observatory and former Chief Security Officer of Facebook, and Nate Persily, Stanford law professor and expert on election administration. They talked about what happened in 2016, and the enormously complex landscape of defending not just election infrastructure but also preserving the integrity of the information ecosystems in which Americans make their decisions about how to vote, including the possible consequences of regulating foreign media.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Marine Oil Snow

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If you were able to stand on the bottom of the seafloor and look up,
you would see flakes of falling organic material and biological debris
cascading down the water column like snowflakes in a phenomenon known as
marine snow.

Recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico, however, have added a new element to this natural process: oil.

During these events, the natural marine snow interacts with oil and
dispersants to form what’s known as marine oil snow as it sinks from the
surface through water column to the seafloor sediments.

The danger with marine oil snow is that it transfers oil and its
negative impacts from the water column to the sediments on the bottom of
the seafloor, delivering a more diverse suite of oxygenated compounds
to sediments and deep-sea ecosystems. These oxygenated forms of many oil
compounds are more toxic to organisms in the sediments than are the
non-oxygenated forms.

While this result may lessen the impact on near-surface organisms
like fish and birds and shellfish, it transfers the oil to the deep
ocean where it impacts fauna, deep corals, and fish down there, where
adverse impacts were documented after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The University of Delaware’s Andrew Wozniak conducted research to
investigate the fate and accumulation of marine oil snow in the Gulf of
Mexico, the results of which were recently published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal.

Wozniak, assistant professor in the School of Marine Science and
Policy in UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, conducted the
research while a research faculty member at Old Dominion University. He
said that to recreate the conditions of the Gulf of Mexico, he and his
collaborators used 100-liter glass tanks filled with seawater collected
from the Gulf.

In addition to the seawater, they added plankton collected from
coastal waters directly before the initiation of the experiment. They
also added the kind of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon
disaster, along with the chemical dispersant used to break it up, and
monitored the tanks for four days.

Particles in the tanks formed on the surface, in the water column
and the rest sank to the bottom. Wozniak collected the particles that
sank and isolated the oil component to conduct a chemical analysis.

When they performed the chemical analysis and compared it to the
initial oil, the samples differed in a way that could be attributed to
microbial degradation.

Wozniak said this occurred as the marine oil snow sank through the water column.

When an event like an oil spill occurs, the phytoplankton and
bacteria in the ocean interact with the oil — which is bad for them —
and they release extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) which collects
the oil.

“It’s kind of a defense mechanism and because that EPS is sticky, it
gets that oil aggregated and hopefully protects them from the oil,”
said Wozniak.

The result of the EPS protection is a base particle for other substances to glom onto.

“If something with enough density like minerals form on it, then
they’ll sink and that’s when you get that marine oil snow,” said
Wozniak.

By looking at the degraded material at the bottom of the mesocosms,
Wozniak could see that as the oil sank through the water column, it
provided a microhabitat for microbes and microbes that prefer
hydrocarbons and oil-like compounds proliferated.

In addition to supporting that community of bacteria, it also keeps a
portion of oil that has been changed — potentially for the worse — in
the ocean.

“It may have consequences for the toxicity of the oil because it
oxygenates compounds,” said Wozniak. “The oxygenated forms of some of
the compounds, like Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, tend to be more
toxic and so it may have important implications for future study for
what’s happening in sediments or deep coral reefs.”

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: Marine Oil Snow

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If you were able to stand on the bottom of the seafloor and look up,
you would see flakes of falling organic material and biological debris
cascading down the water column like snowflakes in a phenomenon known as
marine snow.

Recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico, however, have added a new element to this natural process: oil.

During these events, the natural marine snow interacts with oil and
dispersants to form what’s known as marine oil snow as it sinks from the
surface through water column to the seafloor sediments.

The danger with marine oil snow is that it transfers oil and its
negative impacts from the water column to the sediments on the bottom of
the seafloor, delivering a more diverse suite of oxygenated compounds
to sediments and deep-sea ecosystems. These oxygenated forms of many oil
compounds are more toxic to organisms in the sediments than are the
non-oxygenated forms.

While this result may lessen the impact on near-surface organisms
like fish and birds and shellfish, it transfers the oil to the deep
ocean where it impacts fauna, deep corals, and fish down there, where
adverse impacts were documented after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The University of Delaware’s Andrew Wozniak conducted research to
investigate the fate and accumulation of marine oil snow in the Gulf of
Mexico, the results of which were recently published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal.

Wozniak, assistant professor in the School of Marine Science and
Policy in UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, conducted the
research while a research faculty member at Old Dominion University. He
said that to recreate the conditions of the Gulf of Mexico, he and his
collaborators used 100-liter glass tanks filled with seawater collected
from the Gulf.

In addition to the seawater, they added plankton collected from
coastal waters directly before the initiation of the experiment. They
also added the kind of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon
disaster, along with the chemical dispersant used to break it up, and
monitored the tanks for four days.

Particles in the tanks formed on the surface, in the water column
and the rest sank to the bottom. Wozniak collected the particles that
sank and isolated the oil component to conduct a chemical analysis.

When they performed the chemical analysis and compared it to the
initial oil, the samples differed in a way that could be attributed to
microbial degradation.

Wozniak said this occurred as the marine oil snow sank through the water column.

When an event like an oil spill occurs, the phytoplankton and
bacteria in the ocean interact with the oil — which is bad for them —
and they release extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) which collects
the oil.

“It’s kind of a defense mechanism and because that EPS is sticky, it
gets that oil aggregated and hopefully protects them from the oil,”
said Wozniak.

The result of the EPS protection is a base particle for other substances to glom onto.

“If something with enough density like minerals form on it, then
they’ll sink and that’s when you get that marine oil snow,” said
Wozniak.

By looking at the degraded material at the bottom of the mesocosms,
Wozniak could see that as the oil sank through the water column, it
provided a microhabitat for microbes and microbes that prefer
hydrocarbons and oil-like compounds proliferated.

In addition to supporting that community of bacteria, it also keeps a
portion of oil that has been changed — potentially for the worse — in
the ocean.

“It may have consequences for the toxicity of the oil because it
oxygenates compounds,” said Wozniak. “The oxygenated forms of some of
the compounds, like Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, tend to be more
toxic and so it may have important implications for future study for
what’s happening in sediments or deep coral reefs.”

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