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February 17, 2022 at 8:27 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 17 2022 #101802
Canadians. Those airhorns in Ottawa have become an urgent cry for help. The truckers are not fighting just Trudeau; they are fighting the WEF. The truckers cannot stop the WEF without support–lots of support. Be in one of a million vehicles headed to Ottawa. Make change happen. Now. While peaceful means can still prevail.
Spread this message.June 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle June 18 2021 #77681
Two competing energy transition strategies
Elites of China/Russia/Iran: fossil fuels—>nuclear fission—>nuclear fusion
Elites of the West: fossil fuels—>depopulation—>nuclear fusion
Jeff Bezos-Backed Company To Build Fusion Plant In UK
By Irina Slav – Jun 17, 2021, 10:30 AM CDT
Canadian General Fusion, a company backed by Amazon, is set to build a demonstration nuclear fusion reactor in Oxfordshire, the BBC reports, adding the facility will be 70 percent the size of a commercial reactor.
The news comes a couple of weeks after the UK government said it would start work to create a regulatory framework for supporting research and development of nuclear fusion technology to enable the delivery of clean and safe energy.
Nuclear fusion has been garnering growing attention amid government efforts to pursue an energy transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable sources of energy. To date, the biggest project aiming to recreate the process by which the Sun generates energy is ITER in France, which is planned to begin operation in 2035, after a series of delays.
Another, very different, fusion project is taking place in California. The researchers behind the General Atomics DIII-D National Fusion Facility recently published a paper suggesting a “compact nuclear fusion plant” concept can achieve 200 megawatts (MW) of net electricity after the energy cost of the fusion process through the use of relatively tiny, self-sustaining tokamaks powered by pressurized plasma, rather than the mega-tokamak of the ITER project.
In the UK, the Atomic Energy Authority is building the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), a prototype fusion power plant it plans to be operational by 2040. Last month, the AEA announced a breakthrough that would allow the components of the fusion reactor to last longer despite the intense heat produced during the fusion process, potentially bringing commercially viable fusion closer to reality.
China is also working on nuclear fusion. In May, researchers working on the country’s artificial sun project announced they had achieved plasma of 120 million degrees Celsius for close to two minutes. The duration of the successful experiment shows hope, but it also shows the long road nuclear fusion has yet to go to reach commercial viability.
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.comJune 18, 2021 at 6:32 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle June 18 2021 #77670
Dr. John you are a phenomenon. The rest of us run our operating systems on carbos and fats. Please, please share your secret.January 29, 2021 at 10:52 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle January 28 2021 #69031
It seems probable that appropriate use of just aspirin, vit D3, HCQ, ivermectin and zinc tablets in prophylactic and early treatment could reduce the covid threat to a level we could live with and save hundreds of thousands of people from an untimely death in Europe and the Americas. But instead of protesting government failure to provide treatment, mass protests have been about masks and lockdowns. Then there is DBS including Chinese bio-warfare in his latest rant. The corporatocracy is evidently still firmly in control of the narrative, There is no need to rush your prepping.October 15, 2020 at 10:14 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle October 15 2020 #64466
Molecules of water are much smaller than the coronavirus. Take a common blue face mask such as Costco sells, form it into a cup and put it under a running tap. Guess what you will find–the mask holds water–it slows down those teeny tiny molecules to almost a full stop. Ilargi needs to do a little research on how particles or droplets get through a screening material and the various barrier effects caused by such things as turbulence and Brownian motion. For example, Brownian motion effects can result in smaller particles having a harder time getting through a barrier than particles or droplets of a larger size.
A woven cloth mask is much less effective than those blue face masks, but it will still stop the direct expulsion of water/mucous into your face by a person breathing, talking, singing, coughing, etc. within a few feet of you.March 22, 2020 at 4:11 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2020 #55775
@bosco Thank you. It really needed saying.March 15, 2020 at 10:52 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 15 2020 #55381
Remember a few years back when there was a lot of buzz on the net about sauerkraut eaters being less affected by whatever virus it was that was then making the rounds. How about all the kimchi eaters in Korea!!!!March 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 15 2020 #55371
Read the interview with a Russian virologist on the Saker’s website. Ignore the stuff about the virus taking a summer holiday but take the excellent advice on protecting yourself toward the end of the interview.March 6, 2020 at 9:04 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 6 2020 #54876
Hey Dr. Remember that report of the three crematoria in Wuhan burning out from overuse? The way things are progressing in Europe and North America we will soon find out whether our crematoria are of a more robust construction.February 4, 2020 at 11:20 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 4 2020 #53500
Latest numbers from Hubei are 16,678 confirmed nCoV cases and 479 deaths–a rate of 2.9%. So far the death rate is going down not up.February 4, 2020 at 7:54 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 4 2020 #53494
The CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm estimates that so far this season in the US there has been 180,000 to 310,000 flu hospitalizations resulting in 10,000 to 25,000 deaths. The lowest death rate per hospitalization that one can calculate from these numbers is one death for every 31 hospitalizations or 3.2%. From what information I can glean from the web, the number of nCoV cases that China is reporting as confirmed cases should correspond reasonably well to what CDC calls flu hospitalizations. According to the website https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 , mainland China has 20,492 confirmed cases of nCoV that has resulted in 425 deaths for a death rate of 2.1%. Hubei province, which is the centre of the epidemic and accounts for 414 of the deaths, has a death rate of 3.1%. The rest of mainland China has had only 11 deaths for a death rate of 0.2%.
Death rates will likely change as more numbers come in but so far it looks like one has more to fear from the usual seasonal flu than from 2019 nCoV. On the other hand, China has implemented containment measures that are certain to have a very large negative effect on the economy. ?????February 4, 2020 at 12:58 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 3 2020 #53444
This study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374803/ seems to suggest that pretty near everything we are told about influenza and pandemics is made-up bullshit.April 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle April 9 2019 #46585
Dr. D “There is no “other” on planet earth, only “us”. ”
Seeking the best possible understanding of this statement– ethically, morally, scientifically, spiritually, etc.–should be a foundational aspect of all human endeavour. Also, a great slogan for sweatshirts, bumper-stickers, entry-ways, coffee mugs and so on.March 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 9 2019 #45890
the story implies one can borrow oneself out of debt. rather than a tourist coming in, the motel owner goes to the bank and borrows the $100. then after the money cancels out all the debts and gets back to the motel owner, he goes to the bank and pays off his debt. oops–he still owes the interest . and that is how the rich got rich and why jesus had a problem with money lendersMarch 9, 2019 at 4:02 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle March 9 2019 #45885
Dr D There are some bright spots in the darkness that lies ahead. Many people are working hard to make a difference. See for example Living the Change free on Mercola through Mar ll, https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/03/09/living-the-change-documentary.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190309Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM272115&et_rid=563290438March 7, 2019 at 7:31 pm in reply to: The Real New Deal #45831
“… the reality is, if one were to have a major contraction, much less plan a voluntary, intentional one, the pressure to stop it would be overwhelming and from every side: retail, political, financial, human, ecological, economic, military; there is no way such a plan could be seriously considered, much less implemented. WE ARE NEVER MOVING TO EFFICIENCY UNDER A DEBT-BASED MONETARY SYSTEM. End of story….
We not only need a New Green Deal, we need a New Deal altogether. A better one, a fairer one. A possible one. One with a future. So let’s start acting like it and begin.”
Looking forward to another post where you explain how to make the impossible possible.October 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle October 8 2018 #43256
‘There is simply no viable alternative to the dollar’s global role as a unit of account, a means of payment, a transactions currency and a store of value.’
Creating an alternative to the US dollar is not difficult but the consequences will be profound.
How to do it? — the same way that the dollar was created, i.e., out of thin air and trust.
For purposes of thin air – just pick a convenient number. Let’s say 1 trillion. Give the unit a name. I like trade reserve unit (TRU).
For trust you need an administrative body founded by treaty between participating nations with all nations having equal rights and responsibilities. Give the administrative body a name. I like TRU Registry and Clearinghouse (TRAC).
So far, we have TRAC sitting on 1 trillion TRUs. The purpose of the TRUs is to replace US dollars as a means of payment for international transactions. To accomplish their purposes, the TRUs must be allocated to nations on some objective basis related to their function. I propose that TRAC set up an account for every member of the United Nations and allocate the TRUs to those accounts in proportion to each nation’s share of global imports. Every nation on earth will then have a supply of TRUs waiting for them to use.
To get the process started it is necessary that a significant group of nations get together to found TRAC My preferred group would be the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and its observer status nations.
Nations would get access to the reserves waiting for them in TRAC when then they become members by ratifying the TRAC treaty.