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TPP, Nukes, Fracking, Mandatory Corporate Insurance, Drones...

Take Obama. As he prepares to leave office, the fawning has begun all over again. He is “cool”. One of the more violent presidents, Obama gave full reign to the Pentagon war-making apparatus of his discredited predecessor. He prosecuted more whistleblowers – truth-tellers – than any president. He pronounced Chelsea Manning guilty before she was tried. Today, Obama runs an unprecedented worldwide campaign of terrorism and murder by drone.

In 2009, Obama promised to help “rid the world of nuclear weapons” and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. No American president has built more nuclear warheads than Obama. He is “modernising” America’s doomsday arsenal, including a new “mini” nuclear weapon, whose size and “smart” technology, says a leading general, ensure its use is “no longer unthinkable”.

James Bradley, the best-selling author of Flags of Our Fathers and son of one of the US marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima, said, “*(One) great myth we’re seeing play out is that of Obama as some kind of peaceful guy who’s trying to get rid of nuclear weapons. He’s the biggest nuclear warrior there is. He’s committed us to a ruinous course of spending a trillion dollars on more nuclear weapons. Somehow, people live in this fantasy that because he gives vague news conferences and speeches and feel-good photo-ops that somehow that’s attached to actual policy. It isn’t.”

On Obama’s watch, a second cold war is under way. The Russian president is a pantomime villain; the Chinese are not yet back to their sinister pig-tailed caricature – when all Chinese were banned from the United States – but the media warriors are working on it.




Truth cuts like a knife
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun May 29, 2016, 01:45 PM (0 replies)

Scotland: World’s first hydrogen bin lorries launched in Fife

Engineering & Technology | 23 May 2016
By Tereza Pultarova

A fleet of dual fuel diesel-hydrogen bin lorries has been launched in Fife to help improve local air quality.

The lorries have been retrofitted with a hydrogen propulsion system in a first-of-its-kind project by Liverpool-based ULEMCo, which specialises in converting existing car fleets into ultra low emission vehicles.



“This is a global first for hydrogen vehicles and a really great example of the innovative approach that is needed to deliver the low carbon and low emission vehicles of the future,” said Amanda Lyne, Managing Director of ULEMCo.

The bin lorries, made by Heil Farid, can switch from diesel to hydrogen when operating in densely populated areas, where air pollution is a major health risk. Hydrogen refuelling stations will be established at the Hydrogen Office in Methil and at the Fife Council’s depot at Bankhead, Glenrothes.

The conversion was undertaken as part of the £4m Levenmouth Community Energy Project funded by the Scottish Government. The Fife Council also plans to have 5 Ford Transit vans and 10 Renault HyKangoo vans converted into hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell operation using the same funding...snip
MORE: http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2016/may/hydrogen-powered-bin-lorries.cfm

"The country (Scotland) is all over hydrogen like white on rice"
http://gas2.org/2016/05/01/despite-doubters-hydrogen-fuel-cell-evs-way-scotland/
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1127100878



Can someone tell the Interior Sec about fuel cells please? Fracking is not required for H2

In Scotland, H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue May 24, 2016, 11:57 AM (2 replies)

In Vietnam-Obama ‘confident’ TPP will be ratified in US despite intense opposition

23 May 2016: Even though ratification of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stalled in the US, President Barack Obama said he’s still “confident” the trade deal will earn the support of Congress.

"I remain confident we are going to get it done, and the reason I’m confident is because it is the right thing to do. It’s good for the country, it’s good for America, it’s good for the region, it’s good for the world," Obama said during a joint press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi.


Leaders signed the 12-nation TPP, which includes the US and Vietnam as members, back in February, but it still requires ratification from each country’s lawmakers before it can go into effect. That process has stumbled, though, as public outcry against international trade deals increases. In the US in particular, all three major-party presidential candidates have come out against the deal.

In Vietnam, Obama reiterated why he believes the TPP is so important, noting that the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing part of the world and represents a huge market for the US. He said the TPP would eliminate some 18,000 tariffs that have been placed on American goods sold in Asia.

"I have not yet seen a credible argument that once we get TPP in place we are going to be worse off,” he said. “We are demonstrably better off. American workers and American businesses are better off if we get this deal passed.”


Obama on TPP @ 11:15



However, opponents have railed against the TPP from the outset, criticizing the secret, years-long negotiations and arguing that it will primarily benefit large corporations, not workers. Protesters have argued that many of the regulations that would be stripped away would negatively affect laborers and the environment.

“It would make it easier to offshore American jobs, and it would push down their wages by putting them in direct competition with workers in Vietnam who don’t make but 65 cents an hour,” Lori Wallach, the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, told RT.


MORE: https://www.rt.com/usa/344120-obama-vietnam-tpp-trade-deal/

Ed Shultz on TPP



Feb 23, 2016: President Obama is asking governors to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But is this a last chance at passing the TPP? A closer examination of some of the pro-TPP studies reveals some fishy data. RT’s Ed Schultz is joined by Lori Wallach, Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, to discuss what could be Obama’s legacy.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue May 24, 2016, 11:40 AM (9 replies)

Obama in Vietnam: American workers and American businesses are better off if we get TPP passed

Published on May 23, 2016

Obama on TPP @11:15



Obama ‘confident’ TPP will be ratified in US despite intense opposition

23 May, 2016

Even though ratification of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stalled in the US, President Barack Obama said he’s still “confident” the trade deal will earn the support of Congress.

"I remain confident we are going to get it done, and the reason I’m confident is because it is the right thing to do. It’s good for the country, it’s good for America, it’s good for the region, it’s good for the world," Obama said during a joint press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi.


Leaders signed the 12-nation TPP, which includes the US and Vietnam as members, back in February, but it still requires ratification from each country’s lawmakers before it can go into effect. That process has stumbled, though, as public outcry against international trade deals increases. In the US in particular, all three major-party presidential candidates have come out against the deal.

In Vietnam, Obama reiterated why he believes the TPP is so important, noting that the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing part of the world and represents a huge market for the US. He said the TPP would eliminate some 18,000 tariffs that have been placed on American goods sold in Asia.

"I have not yet seen a credible argument that once we get TPP in place we are going to be worse off,” he said. “We are demonstrably better off. American workers and American businesses are better off if we get this deal passed.”


However, opponents have railed against the TPP from the outset, criticizing the secret, years-long negotiations and arguing that it will primarily benefit large corporations, not workers. Protesters have argued that many of the regulations that would be stripped away would negatively affect laborers and the environment.

“It would make it easier to offshore American jobs, and it would push down their wages by putting them in direct competition with workers in Vietnam who don’t make but 65 cents an hour,” Lori Wallach, the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, told RT


Read More: https://www.rt.com/usa/344120-obama-vietnam-tpp-trade-deal/

’The more Americans hear about TPP, the less they like it’ - Director of Global Trade Watch

Ed Shultz talks about the TPP



Published on Feb 23, 2016: President Obama is asking governors to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But is this a last chance at passing the TPP? A closer examination of some of the pro-TPP studies reveals some fishy data. RT’s Ed Schultz is joined by Lori Wallach, Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, to discuss what could be Obama’s legacy.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue May 24, 2016, 11:28 AM (3 replies)

Eleanor Clift: Inside a Senator’s Crusade to Release the Missing 28 Pages of the 9/11 Report

Former Florida senator Bob Graham caused a stir when he used the term “aggressive deception” to describe the FBI’s treatment of 28 pages from a 2003 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks.

The word choice was intentional, the co-chair of the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks told The Daily Beast, because to Graham, what the FBI did was worse than the conventional Washington cover-up.


Former senator Bob Graham is on a mission to get the missing 28 pages from a congressional 9/11 investigation released. His biggest obstacle so far? The FBI.

“Cover-up is a fairly passive action. You put something away and keep it out of the vision of other people who might wish to see it,” Graham explained. “Aggressive deception is where you try to change the narrative in an untruthful way, and then you keep the material that would provide the truth away from the people. So the only thing they see and are exposed to is the false narrative.”

It’s an explosive charge, a hair’s breadth away from calling the highest law enforcement officials liars, but when Graham lays out the sequence of events that brought him—a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee— to level such a broadside, his ire is understandable...snip

...“FBI found direct ties between 9/11 hijackers and Saudis living in Florida: Congress kept in dark,”...snipped
MORE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/17/inside-a-senator-s-crusade-to-release-the-missing-28-pages-of-the-9-11-report.html

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun May 22, 2016, 11:54 PM (1 replies)

Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto in 400+ Cities Saturday 5/21

CommonDreams.org by Nika Knight 5/21/2106
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/21/activists-farmers-indigenous-people-rise-march-against-monsanto

Anti-corporate activists, organic farmers, Indigenous peoples, environmental groups and others took to the streets across six continents and over 400 cities on Saturday in a global grassroots march against bioengineering giant Monsanto.

"The fight against corporate control of our food is global," a food sovereignty campaigner with UK-based nonprofit Global Justice Now rallied the crowd marching in London.


Protesters from France's pro-labor and pro-democracy "Up All Night" movement joined anti-GMO activists for a massive march against Monsanto in Paris, one of hundreds around the world. (Photo: Sam Cossar-Gilbert/Twitter

The grassroots March Against Monstanto campaign began in 2013 as a coordinated movement to "take back the food supply."

This year's march takes place amid allegations of collusion and industry rigging of the regulatory processes surrounding the company's toxic weedkiller Roundup and GMO crops in Europe and the United States.

The campaign, based in the U.S., described why so many are fighting the chemical behemoth in a statement:

Monsanto has infiltrated various agencies within the United States government, and as a result both public health and the health of our environment has suffered greatly.

Glyphosate, the cancer-linked herbicide that is an essential component in the expansion of GMO crops, is already being banned around the world over safety concerns. Here in the United States, glyphosate is consistently being discovered in everything from hospital feeding tubes and tampons to the breast milk of nursing mothers


The group also posted a billboard in Times Square this week calling for Monsanto and regulators to "keep GMOs out of our genes."

In France, the pro-democracy Nuit Debout ("Up All Night" movement took part and joined forces with the March Against Monsanto campaign in Paris, forming a massive demonstration that marched all afternoon through the capital streets.


Incroyable mobilisation marche contre #Monsanto et la transparence alimentaire Étiquetage"Nourris aux #OGM" #MaM2016

Activists also documented marches in Frankfurt, London, Cape Town, and Teipei, among many other cities, on social media:


More protesters at the #MarchAgainstMonsanto in Mtubatuba, South Africa #MaM2016


Protests & events taking place all week leading up to today’s #MarchAgainstMonsanto This one is from Teipei, Taiwan
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/21/activists-farmers-indigenous-people-rise-march-against-monsanto
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Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun May 22, 2016, 11:38 AM (3 replies)

Bob Graham: 9/11 support goes to the top of Saudi government

Yahoo News | Alex Bregman | May 18, 2016

Is there a smoking gun in the 28 pages that were redacted from the congressional joint inquiry on intelligence from before and after the 9/11 attacks that links the Saudi Arabian government to the attacks? A co-chair of that inquiry, former Forida Sen. Bob Graham thinks there is one. He also says the link goes all the way to the top of the Saudi government and that the government’s funding of terrorist groups continues to this day.



Graham, who has been advocating for the release of those pages for over a decade, sat down with Yahoo News host Stephanie Sy on “Yahoo News Live” to discuss when that might happen, the Senate’s passage of a bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government and what he says are the Saudi government’s continued links to terrorism.

On the 28 pages, he said: “I think [they’re] a smoking gun. I think the linkages are so multiple and strong and reinforcing that it’s hard to come away from reading all this material and not feel that there was a support network and that support network came from Saudi Arabia.”

He said it goes beyond the pages though: “They will also open the path to other materials. There are thousands of pages of documents, which speak to the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the 19 hijackers.” He continued, “Could those 19 people have carried out a plot as complex as 9/11 while maintaining anonymity in some cases for more than a year and a half while they were in the United States without having some support?”...snip

...Does he consider the withholding of the 28 pages a cover-up? “I have used the term ‘aggressive deception.’”....snip
Read More: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bob-graham-on-declassifying-portions-of-the-911-163328582.html
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat May 21, 2016, 10:45 PM (5 replies)

Electricity from seawater: New method efficiently produces hydrogen peroxide for fuel cells

Phys.org | May 20, 2016 by Lisa Zyga

Scientists have used sunlight to turn seawater (H2O) into hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can then be used in fuel cells to generate electricity. It is the first photocatalytic method of H2O2 production that achieves a high enough efficiency so that the H2O2 can be used in a fuel cell.

The researchers, led by Shunichi Fukuzumi at Osaka University, have published a paper on the new method of the photocatalytic production of hydrogen peroxide in a recent issue of Nature Communications.


There are 22 Litres of Hydrogen in ONE TABLESPOON of water

"The most earth-abundant resource, seawater, is utilized to produce a solar fuel that is H2O2," Fukuzumi told Phys.org.

The biggest advantage of using liquid H2O2 instead of gaseous hydrogen (H2), as most fuel cells today use, is that the liquid form is much easier to store at high densities. Typically, H2 gas must be either highly compressed, or in certain cases, cooled to its liquid state at cryogenic temperatures. In contrast, liquid H2O2 can be stored and transported at high densities much more easily and safely...snip

...In the new study, the researchers developed a new photoelectrochemical cell, which is basically a solar cell that produces H2O2. When sunlight illuminates the photocatalyst, the photocatalyst absorbs photons and uses the energy to initiate chemical reactions (seawater oxidation and the reduction of O2) in a way that ultimately produces H2O2...snip more
http://phys.org/news/2016-05-electricity-seawater-method-efficiently-hydrogen.html

As these prophets said- Solar Hydrogen is the fuel of the future
http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Hydrogen-Future-Mario-Pagliaro/dp/1849731950/

The days of abundant cheap green electricity are almost here- and *everything* will change.

日本では、水素がナンバー1であります


Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat May 21, 2016, 11:15 AM (1 replies)

September 11- The New Pearl Harbor. A Full and Complete Examination of 911

“Further, the process of transformation (of the military), even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor.” PNAC policy report, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”, entitled “Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force” September 2000. (Source)


“September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor” is a 5 hour documentary by Massimo Mazzucco that summarizes 12 years of public debate on 9-11. While aimed primarily at a general, uninformed audience, the film also contains some new findings that may be of interest to advanced researchers.

Amazon Rating 4.7/5

IMDB Rating: 9.4/10

TopDocumentaryFilms Rating: 8.9/10



INTRODUCTION

0.01:02 – 12 parallels between Pearl Harbor and September 11
0.14:10 – The debate: main issues

PART 1 – AIR DEFENSE

0.14:55 – Where are the interceptors?
0.16:12 – The “incompetence theory” (radars, transponders)
0.22:00 – The military drills
0.29:40 – Specific warnings
0.33:08 – The chain of command
0.38:10 – Promotions, not punishments
0.39:50 – The Mineta case
0.47:38 – Debunkers: “Mineta was mistaken”
0.53:18 – The Mineta case – A summary

PART 2 – THE HIJACKERS

0.57:15 – “Piss-poor student pilots”
0.59:38 – Marwan al-Sheikki (UA175)
1.01:52 – Ziad Jarrah (UA93)
1.03:06 – Hani Hanjour (AA77)
1.04:00 – The debunkers’ positions
1.06:00 – 2 simulations of the Pentagon attack
1.13:10 – Someone knew?
1.16:40 – Airport security cameras
1.20.15 – The missing black boxes

PART 3 – THE AIRPLANES

1.26:50 – Passenger planes or military drones?
1.28:20 – Impossible speeds
1.37:30 – What happened to the passengers?
1.38:35 – The cellphone calls
1.48:30 – The debunkers’ position
1.50:38 – If not from the planes, from where?



DVD 2

PART 4 – THE PENTAGON

0.02:35 – Downed light poles
0.03:30 – The missing plane
0.04:30 – The official version
0.05:24 – Problems with the official version (wing, ailerons, tail, engines)
0.13:09 – The mystery hole
0.14:10 – The debunkers’ explanations
0.16:20 – Conclusions on damage analysis
0.17:00 – The missing tapes
0.18:30 – Security video analysis
0.23.40 – Pentagon summary

PART 5 – FLIGHT 93

0.24.15 – The empty hole
0.28.00 – The debunkers’ explanations
0.33:00 – Plane crash or bomb explosion?
0.34:50 – The debris field0.
0.37.20 – The shootdown hypothesis
0.38:50 – The small white plane
0.41:40 – “Let’s roll”
0.44:25 – Summary of Flight 93

PART 6 – THE TWIN TOWERS

0.45:10 – Introduction
0.47:45 – The Towers’ small dirty secret
0.53:10 – Larry Silverstein
0.56:15 – NIST vs. Architects & Engineers
0.58:00 – Robust or fragile buildings?
1.04:45 – The initial collapse – Explanation #1
1.05:45 – The initial collapse – Explanation #2
1.07:35 – Problems with the official explanation
1.18:00 – The full collapse – No official explanation
1.18:50 – Law of physics violated
1.20:50 – The Twin Towers and freefall
1.27:50 – Debunkers’ response to A&E



(Twin Towers continued)

0.00:20 – The hypothesis of controlled demolitions
0.01:08 – Debunkers: “Impossible to place explosives”
0.07:34 – Explosions in the Twin Towers (witnesses)
0.15:00 – “Fuel in elevators shafts” theory
0.23:25 – Debunkers: “Explosions not recorded by tv cameras”
0.30:26 – Squibs
0.33:00 – Explosive force (montage)
0.35:00 – Ejecta
0.38:00 – Diagonal cuts
0.40:15 – What happened to the hat trusses?
0.42:20 – Extreme temperatures
0.45:30 – Debunkers’ explanations
0.46:45 – Twisted and mangled beams
0.47:40 – Molten steel
0.51:05 – Molten concrete
0.53:50 – Pulverization
0.57:40 – Victims vaporized
1.02:20 – Conclusion on the Twin Towers

PART 7 – BUILDING 7

1.05:10 – Introduction
1.06:35 – Official version by NIST
1.09:36 – Collapse computer simulation
1.11:00 – Fire computer simulation
1.12:20 – Debunkers: “Building 7 weaker”
1.14:25 – Preknowledge
1.19:00 – Symmetry
1.20:00 – Freefall

EPILOGUE

1.22:30 – John McCain
1.24:35 – The last word

This film is intended as an educational, non-profit operation, and must remain so in order to fulfill all the requirements for the usage of copyrighted material. As such, the entire film is made available online for free from day one. Any purchase of the actual DVD will be considered as a form of donation to the author, in recognition of the time spent to put together this material. Free duplication and distribution of all DVDs is encouraged.

IMDB User Reviews

8/10 Stars Compelling, whether you believe the theories or not
10 July 2015 | by sccoverton (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I write this review only to provide some sense of balance, as at the time of writing there is only one other review on here.

I have no particular opinion on whether 9/11 was an inside job or not, neither do I believe in the New World Order or anything else like that. I was attracted to this film by its length and by how its arguments are constructed using publicly-available documentation, news footage, and the arguments of its /detractors/. There are some talking heads in support of the overall argument, but they are kept to a minimum. It is, in a way, an excellent example of the socratic method, whereby simply questioning a person (or organisation, or government) on its stance can cause it to break down and refute itself.

As such, it is a compelling watch. I watched it in two sittings in one day, and I didn't really feel the time. The arguments are carefully chosen, supported and summarised, each one with a single, simple question aimed at the proponents of the official story. Whatever you believe about 9/11, this is an admirably constructed documentary that is very clear in its purpose and demonstrates the kind of research and insight that is only possible in the Internet age, where disparate people of a shared mind can combine their time and resources and produce something way beyond the sum of their parts.

And to be honest, if you watch this you will at least be made aware of the very fluid nature of "truth" in a late-capitalist world, if not entirely swayed to the side of those who question the official 9/11 story. I recommend this to anyone who cares - or thinks they care - about truth, freedom and democracy. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3828916/



"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."-Karl Rove (Source)
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri May 20, 2016, 12:11 PM (0 replies)

India inaugurates one of the world's biggest solar rooftop power plants

By Sonam Joshi | Mashable 2016-05-18

The north Indian state of Punjab has inaugurated what it claims is the world's largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across 82 acres, it can produce up to 11.5 MW of electricity.

The Rs 1.35 billion project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, reducing 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 25 years. The Punjab government says that the project will generate enough electricity to power 8,000 homes and hopes that it will be a role model for other states to replicate similar rooftop solar plants.


An Indian security personnel poses for media as he walks over rooftops covered in solar panels at the Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant on May 17, 2016.

India has been promoting major solar energy projects across the country, with the aim of increasing its solar power capacity to 100GW by 2022. It also launched an International Solar Alliance with 120 countries at the COP21 Climate Conference in December, and is in the process of setting up its headquarters in India....snip more
http://mashable.com/2016/05/18/india-worlds-biggest-rooftop-solar-power-plant/


The world's largest Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power plant at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Beas in Punjab, India.

Punjab CM inaugurates world's largest single roof top solar power plant

By Ravinder Singh Robin

Beas (Amritsar), May 17 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the world's largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant with capacity of 11.5 MW to the nation here at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh here today.

The Chief Minister's Office confirmed that, Badal, along with New and Renewable Energy Resources Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, inaugurated Rs.139 crore project, which was also the country's largest solar power plant spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW...snip more:
http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail2/story264643/punjab-cm-inaugurates-world-039-s-largest-single-roof-top-solar-power-plant.html

Cheap Solar=Cheap Green Hydrogen. Solar @ 3 cents/kWh = $1.50 Kg H2
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri May 20, 2016, 11:07 AM (1 replies)
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