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Thursday, July 27, 2017

FOR ALL NEW READERS AND THOSE WHO WOULD COMMENT



FIRST, THANK MOST OF YOU FOR READING.
SOME SEEM TO COME TO THE TEA ROOM MERELY TO LEAVE THEIR ADS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.
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I'VE BEEN OFFERED PAYING ADS TO POST HERE AND REFUSED.
IMAGINE HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU LEAVING FREE ADS.

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DOZENS A DAY FAIL TO DO THAT SO THE COMMENTS JUST DON'T MAKE SENSE WHEN THEY'RE ABOUT SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. 

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MY GRANDCHILDREN READ HERE.
WE'RE ALL ADULTS, I'M NO INNOCENT 'PRUDE', BUT I JUST CAN'T ALLOW SUCH VULGARITIES.
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'ANONYMOUS' COMMENTS.
I DO READ MANY, BUT NOT ALL FROM "ANONYMOUS", AS I HAVE STATED MANY TIMES BEFORE.  IT'S JUST BETTER IF PEOPLE EVEN MAKE UP A NAME, GET A "NOM DE PLUME".
BLOGGER ALLOWS YOU TO DO THAT QUITE EASILY.
WHEN YOU HAVE 50 COMMENTS BY 50 DIFFERENT READERS NAMED "ANONYMOUS" IT GETS CONFUSING TO READERS.
I DO ALLOW A FEW EACH MONTH, MAYBE...NO GUARANTEES.

WHY DO I USE MOSTLY ALL-CAPS AND HIGHLIGHT SO MUCH?

REASON #1- ON THE ALL-CAPS, SOME DAYS MY EYES DON'T SEE AS CLEARLY AS THEY SHOULD.
BECAUSE OF MY CONGENITAL PROBLEMS, I'D NEED GLASSES WITH 5 DIFFERENT LENSES TO SEE AS WELL AS MOST DO. I TRIED TRIFOCALS AND DECIDED "SCREW THAT!"
I CAN SIMPLY SEE THE CAPITAL LETTERS BETTER.

REASON #2- ALL-CAPS, BECAUSE IT IRRITATES SO MANY "INTERNET GESTAPO" TYPES WHO DEMAND "INTERNET ETIQUETTE".
I AM NOT GOVERNED BY "ETIQUETTE" SO MUCH ANYMORE.
AFTER 70 YEARS ON THIS PLANET, I CHOOSE TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR ME UNLESS IT HARMS OTHERS.
I ALSO DON'T SEE THE LOGIC IN THAT CRAP ABOUT ALL-CAPS IS "SCREAMING".
HOW THE HELL DID ANYONE COME UP WITH THAT?
IF YOU LOATHE ALL-CAPS, DON'T READ HERE?

REASON #3- HIGHLIGHTING. I HIGHLIGHT BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HEAR ME SPEAK.
WHEN I SPEAK I STRESS CERTAIN WORDS MORE THAN OTHERS.
HOW CAN I DO THAT IN PRINT?
HIGHLIGHTING. 

I SPEND AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 3 HOURS A DAY GOING THROUGH SUBMITTED COMMENTS.
I FOLLOW EVERY LINK IN THEM BECAUSE MY ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE IS THAT GOOD.
I DO THAT, AGAIN, TO PROTECT MY READERS.
NOT ONCE IN OVER 4 YEARS NOW HAS ANY LINK FOUND IN THE TEA ROOM LED ANYONE TO A MALICIOUS OR SCAM SITE.
SOMETIMES, LINKS 'EXPIRE', PEOPLE REMOVE ARTICLES OR VIDEOS OR PHOTOS i LINKED TO, ETC, BUT THE LINKS HAVE BEEN TESTED WHEN I POST THEM, OR ALLOW ANY IN COMMENTS.
YOUR SAFETY ON MY SITE  IS MY #2 CONCERN.

TRUTH WILL ALWAYS BE MY #1 CONCERN.
TRUTH IS TRUTH, NO MATTER WHO SPEAKS OR WRITES IT, EVEN IF IT COMES FROM PEOPLE WE REALLY WOULDN'T URINATE ON IF THEY WERE ON FIRE. 
TRUTH IS WHAT THE WORLD SEEMS TO HAVE GROWN TO HATE AND FEAR.
I ADORE TRUTH, EVEN IF IT KILLS ME.

KNOWLEDGE... KNOWLEDGE IS A GREAT POWER, PERHAPS THE ONLY POWER WE SHOULD SEEK TO HAVE?
KNOWLEDGE REMOVES FEAR AND IS A BALM TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT, IF ALLOWED TO "SINK IN".

OFTEN HERE, YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLOWING PHRASE...
"LEARN OR PERISH."

IT WAS MY FATHER'S FAVORITE PHRASE, ONE HE REPEATED TO US ALL THE DAYS OF HIS LIFE.


I SAW THE TRUTH IN THAT PHRASE WHEN I WAS A CHILD.
THE THINGS I DID NOT KNOW SEEMED DESTINED TO HOLD ME BACK, BUT I WANTED TO GO FORWARD, IMPROVE MYSELF, SO I LEARNED TO LEARN...SO I DID NOT PERISH.

PASSING ON EVEN A TIDBIT OF KNOWLEDGE IS A GREAT GIFT.
I AM GRATEFUL TO ALL WHO HAVE HANDED ME SUCH A GIFT FREELY.
I AM ALSO GRATEFUL FOR EVERY DAY I HAVE TO DIG AND SEARCH TO FIND IT. 

AS I HAVE ADMITTED, I HAVE SEEN SEVEN DECADES OF LIFE HERE, AM A MULTIPLE CANCERS SURVIVOR, SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD DECADES AGO, BUT HERE I AM, FOR WHATEVER REASON, BUT I AM IN A NEW BATTLE AGAINST 'THE MONSTER', WAS DUE FOR SURGERY TO REMEDY THAT, BUT BECAME "NOT A CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY" AND AM MUDDLING ALONG  USING ANCIENT HEALING PRACTICES AND A FEW I'VE DEVELOPED ON MY OWN, SEEING SOME SHRINKAGE OF MASSES, NOT SURE HOW LONG I'LL BE HERE, SITTING AT THIS KEYBOARD, POUNDING OUT A BLOG EVER SO SLOWLY AND POORLY BECAUSE I NEVER DID LEARN "TOUCH-TYPING".
I TOOK PHYSICS AND LATIN INSTEAD.

JUST A FEW MONTHS BACK I DISCOVERED WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE 'FORMATTING' ON THE BLOG, MADE SOME PROGRESS ON GETTING IT RIGHT, FOUND TOO MANY POSTS THAT NEEDED EDITING TO "FIX" THE HORRIBLE WAY SOME POSTS APPEAR.

YEAH, I DECIDED "SCREW IT!"...IT IS MY AWFUL NATURE TO DO THAT WHEN THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO TO WRITE A NEW BLOG, ETC.

I'M POSTING MUCH LESS FREQUENTLY DUE TO HEALTH AND A FEW OTHER THINGS, BUT I DON'T INTEND TO STOP, AS I ONCE DID.
IF ALL POSTS END FOR OVER 2 WEEKS, CONSIDER ME REALLY, REALLY "GONE".

TOO MANY PEOPLE ACCUSED ME OF GIVING UP WHEN I TRIED TO STOP HAMMERING OUT THESE AWFUL POSTS...
I AM NO QUITTER!
I DON'T GIVE UP.

SO, HERE WE ARE, THERE YOU GO, AND MY ADVICE TO ALL IS, ONLY READ HERE IF YOU CAN TAKE THE TRUTH, SOME POOR WRITING HABITS, WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING WITH ME, NOT FROM ME, AND DON'T MIND MY REALLY BAD TEMPER SHOWING UP IN WHAT I WRITE SOMETIMES.
I ALSO MAKE NO APOLOGIES.

YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH HERE, I HOPE.

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I AM WELL AWARE THAT I AM FALLIBLE.
I CAN MAKE ERRORS.

PLEASE, ALSO INFORM ME OF BROKEN LINKS, IMAGES AND VIDEOS THAT DON'T APPEAR AS THEY SHOULD, ETC.
I RARELY GO BACK TO READ OLD POSTS, SO I DEPEND ON READERS TO LET ME KNOW WHEN ANYTHING IS WRONG.
 UNLIKE MANY SITES, IF YOU CARE TO COMMENT ON A POST BUT DO NOT WANT YOUR COMMENT PUBLISHED, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MARK THE COMMENT "PRIVATE COMMENT" AND IT WILL NEVER BE POSTED HERE.
HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH A REPLY FROM ME (THE SOLE AUTHOR OF ALL THESE POSTS), YOU WILL NEED TO LEAVE ME A WAY TO REPLY.

I SPEAK ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH, FRENCH (NOT AS WELL AS SPANISH), THE GIDUWV DIALECT (AN 'AMERICAN INDIAN' LANGUAGE), CAN CONVERSE IN LATIN, KNOW A BIT OF 3 OTHER LANGUAGES, NONE OF WHICH IS "STREET LANGUAGE", CAN READ QUITE WELL IN 2 OTHERS, BUT I LEARNED MOST OTHER LANGUAGES AS JUST COLLEGE 'CRAP', WHICH IS JUST ABOUT  USELESS ON THE STREETS OF ANY COUNTRY.
I DO, HOWEVER, HAVE EXCELLENT TRANSLATION SOFTWARE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH ENGLISH. I CAN MUDDLE THROUGH.

MAY YOU WHO READ HERE AND ALL WHOM YOU LOVE BE SAFE AND WELL AND MAY YOU LEARN, SO YOU DO NOT PERISH.
AND MAY TRUTH BE ALL YOU EVER ACCEPT FROM ANYONE, INCLUDING ME.
DEMAND TRUTH, SETTLE FOR NOTHING LESS.

ALL THE BEST.


//WW

U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE: THE GRAND DELUSION

THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT THE ABOVE FACT, BUT NOW WE KNOW...THERE'S NO MATCH FOR RUSSIA'S MISSILE TECHNOLOGY.  SEE THE FACTS BELOW.

NO DEFENSE AGAINST EMP.



THIS WOULD BE US IF RUSSIA OR CHINA "UNLEASHED HELL".

HOW EFFECTIVE WOULD THE U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM BE IF RUSSIA LAUNCHED A FULL-SCALE NUCLEAR ATTACK?

PFFFFTTT!

A BIT BETTER THAN STANDING OUTSIDE WITH A SLINGSHOT AIMED AT THE SKY.

IT WAS A FAILURE IN 2002, AS HEADLINES REPORTED THEN
:
Excerpts - Why Missile Defense Won't Work | Missile Wars - PBS

IT FAILED IN 2010 AND WE WERE BARELY MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WITH FEWER HEADLINES LIKE THESE:
 
A Flawed and Dangerous U.S. Missile Defense Plan


Missile defence FAIL: US 'kill vehicle' space weapon flunks test


IT WAS STILL FAILING IN 2015:

$40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable - LA Times
 

IT FAILED AGAIN THIS YEAR, BUT EXCUSES WERE MADE, A SOLITARY SAILOR BLAMED,

THERE IS NO EXCUSE, IT SIMPLY FAILS, REPEATEDLY, YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR.
AT PEAK, IT HAD A LOUSY 50% "SUCCESS RATE", ON A GOOD DAY, WHEN EVERYTHING ACTUALLY WORKED.

America vs. Russia: Will Missile Defense Help in a Global Nuclear War?

October 20, 2016  

"The ONLY existing U.S. strategic missile-defense system capable of intercepting the warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles is GMD (Ground-Based Midcourse Defense).
The most difficult task in this situation (i.e. missile defense) is to successfully lock the kinetic interceptor on a target moving at great speed.

At this point, eighteen test interceptions using the GMD system have been performed, with nine being successful—only 50 percent.

This is despite the fact that tests are conducted in the most benign conditions; the target is known in advance and consists of a single warhead with no missile defense breaching systems.


About thirty interceptors are deployed in Alaska and California, with the plan being to increase their number to forty-four by 2017.
At this stage of development, GMD will be able to knock down at least  twenty warheads in case of a large-scale ICBM strike.

Considering that based on the New START Treaty, Russia and the United States may possess up to 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads, this figure is small and insignificant.

After the warhead has separated from the booster, it is practically impossible to intercept, and after separating the plurality of warheads and decoys too many interceptors are needed to repel the attack. And they are very expensive—more expensive than the warheads.

WHAT ABOUT RUSSIA'S MISSILE DEFENSE CAPABILITY?

[Russia] is protected by the A-135 system adopted in 1990.

Initially, A-135 consisted of two types of missiles: the 51T6 (ABM-4 “Gorgon” according to NATO classification) was created for long-range interception, and the close tier is defended by the 53T6 (ABM-3A “Gazelle” according to NATO classification).

This anti-missile has unique characteristics allowing it to quickly respond to the threat: its maximum speed of 5.5 kilometers per second is reached in four seconds.

Human vision cannot detect the movement of Russia's “Gazelle”

It intercepts ICBM warheads in, AT MOST, twelve seconds after launching.  


In both interceptors, the principle of interception is very different from that in the American system, as it involves a high-altitude nuclear explosion of small capacity which does not cause any collateral damage to friendly forces.

This approach allows [them] to raise the probability of destroying targets to almost 100 percent, because it does not require a direct hit and many of the ICBM warheads’ missile-defense breaching tools appear useless.

The extreme age of the A-135 system has led Russia to develop a replacement: the A-235 system, allegedly dubbed “Nudol.” There is no detailed and comprehensive information on the characteristics of the system yet, as it remains secret. But according to reports, the A-235 will have two or even three defense tiers. The most distant tier will be protected by interceptor missiles similar to the 51T6—but with the interception range increased to 1,000–1,500 kilometers. The nearest tier would be defended by a new modification of the 53T6, whose high-precision guidance would eliminate the requirement for nuclear warheads for interception—using instead a blast-fragmentation warhead. There is no data on the intermediate-tier missiles yet; perhaps there will none at all. In addition to ICBM warfare, the A-235 can be used against satellites and hypersonic cruise missiles. Unconfirmed information suggests that portion of the A-135’s launchers will be mobile.

We will now turn to more “simple” systems, designed to combat short-range and medium-range missiles.

In the case of the United States, there are two major tactical missile defense systems.
The first is THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), performing kinetic exoatmospheric interceptions at a distance of two hundred kilometers. The second is the Patriot PAC-3 anti-aircraft missile system, capable of combating short-range missiles at an altitude of fifteen to twenty kilometers.

In Russia, there are also two main weapons systems capable of performing these tasks: the S-400 and S-300V4 antiaircraft missile systems. The latter is even more effective, as it has already received a new rocket, which allows for intercepting ballistic targets at altitudes of up to sixty kilometers and at ranges of up to four hundred kilometers. The S-400 will receive these missiles in the near future. Russian air defense missile systems are different from those of the United States, being less dependent on satellite data and having larger number of simultaneously engaged targets. And finally, Russia is actively developing the mobile S-500 anti-missile system.

The efficiency of intercepting ICBM warheads is not high enough. The high cost of the missile defense system and the need to use one to two interceptors per one warhead for security reasons (while one ICBM can carry up to ten warheads) makes the creation of a real global missile defense practically impossible— the United States can’t afford it.
Increasing the number of ICBMs and warheads would be much cheaper for Russia or China.

HAVE WE IMPROVED ON THAT CAPABILITY? 
IS THE U.S. ANY BETTER TODAY AT MISSILE DEFENSE?  

NO.

THE HEADLINES BELOW ARE FROM THIS YEAR, 2017.


U.S. Fails to Shoot Down Ballistic Missile in Test - NBC News

U.S. missile defense test fails to intercept target over Pacific - CBS News


There's a flaw in the homeland missile defense system. The Pentagon .

AND WE WERE WARNED...NORTH KOREA WOULDN'T NEED MUCH TO STRIKE AMERICA.

How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans | TheHill



"MUTUAL ASSURED DESTRUCTION" IS A FAIRY TALE OF THE PAST.

THIS WAS THE THEORY THAT KEPT THE COLD WAR FROM BECOMING WORLD WAR III.

IT NO LONGER WORKS.

FROM THE FOREIGN POLICY GROUP.

It is a clue to the eventual demise of mutual assured destruction (MAD) that the term was coined by a critic who sought to highlight how ludicrous the concept was. In the 1960s, Donald Brennan — an analyst at the conservative Hudson Institute, who was making the case for ballistic missile defense — used the acronym MAD to ridicule the idea that in a nuclear war, or even a large conventional conflict, each side should be prepared to destroy the other’s cities and society. Of course, this objective was not sensible, but MAD proponents argued that was the point: The outcome would be so dreadful that both sides would be deterred from starting a nuclear war or even taking actions that might lead to it.

Privately, most generals and top civilian leaders were never convinced of the utility of MAD, and that skepticism was reflected in both Soviet and U.S. war planning. Each side strove for advantage, sought to minimize damage to its society, deployed defenses when deemed practical, and sought limited nuclear options that were militarily effective.

No U.S. president since Jimmy Carter has been willing to renounce missile defense, despite the clear lack of foolproof technology.

Indeed, even the simplest missiles are difficult to intercept. Ironically, primitive warheads that tumble in flight — the very types of missiles that might be launched by low-tech U.S. adversaries such as Iraq or North Korea — are harder to track than are more sophisticated ones.

And adversaries could deliver nuclear weapons in a variety of other ways, such as by airplanes, ships, and cargo containers.

How do you "deter" a suicide bomber?


CURRENT MISSILE DEFENSE IS A BAD JOKE.

17 July 2017

New-design nuclear weapons — and new operational plans — are needed for deterring and defeating the new way of warfare being planned by our potential enemies.

Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran plan a revolution in military affairs combining cyber-attacks with nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to decisively defeat enemy military forces and paralyze entire nations.

They envision using low-yield nuclear weapons, specially designed to generate EMP, what Russia calls Super-EMP weapons.

RUSSIA KNOWS THE WEAKNESS.


An article in the Russian General Staff’s journal Military Thought, "Weak Points of the U.S. Concept of Network-Centric Warfare" recommends nuclear EMP attack to defeat the U.S. by "electronic warfare,"

"American forces may be vulnerable to electronic warfare attacks, in particular, an electromagnetic pulse that is a brief powerful electromagnetic field capable of overloading or destroying numerous electronic systems . . . A single low-yield nuclear weapon exploded for this purpose high above the area of combat operations can generate an electromagnetic pulse covering a large area and destroying electronic equipment without loss of life that is caused by the blast or radiation."


Moreover, the article adds, "Today, too, a considerable body of administrative information in the U.S. armed forces goes through the civilian Internet. Many commercial communication satellites, particularly satellites in low orbits, can have their functions impaired or they can be disabled by electromagnetic shocks from high altitudes."

CHINA ALSO SEES THE FLAW

China's military doctrine sounds an identical theme. According to the People's Liberation Army textbook, World War, the Third World War — Total Information Warfare, a nuclear EMP attack is part of "information warfare," "With their massive destructiveness, long-range nuclear weapons have combined with highly sophisticated information technology and information warfare under nuclear deterrence . . . As soon as its computer networks come under attack and are destroyed, the country will slip into a state of paralysis and the lives of its people will ground to a halt.

"Therefore, China should focus on measures to counter computer viruses, nuclear electromagnetic pulse . . . and quickly achieve breakthroughs in those technologies in order to equip China without delay with equivalent deterrence that will enable it to stand up to the military powers in the information age and neutralize and check the deterrence of Western powers, including the United States."

"As opposed to conventional and nuclear weapons, EMP weapons are a new type of weapon capable of causing mass destruction by instantly releasing high-intensity EMP. . . The unique destructive effect that EMP have on electronic equipment was unintentionally discovered by the United States in the 1960s during a nuclear test. . . On a battlefield, this new-type weapon will cause devastating damage to electronic systems, including computers, communications and control systems, and radars, resulting in immeasurable losses."
 

IRAN WAS ALREADY ACCUSED OF TRYING TO DEPLOY SUCH A WEAPON AGAINST THE U.S. AND WE'VE KNOWN ABOUT THEIR PLANS FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER, MARC
H 19, 2015
"Iranian military documents describe such a scenario — including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States," he wrote.

A knowledgable source said that the textbook discusses an EMP attack on America in 20 different places.

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who is leading an effort to protect the U.S. electric grid from an EMP attack, has recently made similar claims based on the document translated by military authorities.

Below is from Peter Vincent Pry's column that discusses an Iran EMP attack.
Pry is executive director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security and served on the Congressional EMP Commission and the House Armed Services Committee and in the CIA:

"Iran armed with nuclear missiles poses an unprecedented threat to global civilization.

One nuclear warhead detonated at high-altitude over the United States would blackout the national electric grid and other life sustaining critical infrastructures for months or years by means of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A nationwide blackout lasting one year, according to the Congressional EMP Commission, could cause chaos and starvation that leaves 90 percent of Americans dead.

For the first time in history, a failed state like Iran could destroy the most successful societies on Earth and convert an evolving benign world order into world chaos."

EMP satellites and "cyber-nukes" are an unprecedented challenge to the aged U.S. nuclear deterrent."

THE ODDS OF SURVIVING A MASSIVE NUCLEAR ATTACK ON AMERICA ARE SLIM, AT BEST, AND NONE IN MANY CASES.

OUR "PUBLIC FALLOUT SHELTERS", OUR "CIVILIAN DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS", ONCE FOUND IN EVEN RURAL AREAS IN THE 1960s, ARE GONE, NO LONGER IN SERVICE, NO LONGER MAINTAINED, NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL, UNAVAILABLE.


RUSSIA, ON THE OTHER HAND, HAS BEEN VERY BUSY UPGRADING, MAINTAINING AND BUILDING NEW GIGANTIC UNDERGROUND FACILITIES FOR ITS CITIZENS.

THERE HAVE BEEN STATE-MANDATED DRILLS TO PREPARE RUSSIAN CITIZENS FOR WAR.

THEY HAVE BEEN WARNED TO STOCKPILE NECESSARY FOOD, MEDICINES, ETC, IN CASE OF A NUCLEAR STRIKE.


"Millions of Russians engaged in emergency drills beginning on 4 October 2016, according to the English-language web site belonging to its emergencies ministry.


According to EMERCOM, the topic of the drill is “Organization of civil defense during large natural and man-caused disasters in the Russian Federation.” The four-day drill consists of three stages: Stage 1 is dedicated to “organization of civil defense actions.” Stage 2 is “Planning and organization of civil defense actions. Deploying a team of civil defense forces and facilities designed to respond to large disasters and fires.” Stage 3 involves “Organization of actions of civil defense management bodies and forces for response to large disasters and fires.”

But Russian citizens were reportedly told on Defense Ministry-run Zvezda TV that “Schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow.” Further, the Russian publication Pravda reported that EMERCOM is undertaking a project to build shelters capable of protecting all of Moscow’s 12 million residents in case of a nuclear strike."

WE'VE KNOWN FOR SO LONG, YET NOTHING HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

On April 16, 1996, the New York Times reported
on a mysterious military base being constructed in Russia: "In a secret project reminiscent of the chilliest days of the Cold War, Russia is building a mammoth underground military complex in the Ural Mountains, Western officials and Russian witnesses say. Hidden inside Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern Urals, the project involved the creation of a huge complex, served by a railroad, a highway, and thousands of workers."

The New York Times quoted Russian officials describing the underground compound variously as a mining site, a repository for Russian treasures, a food storage area, and a bunker for Russia's leaders in case of nuclear war.
[MY NOTE: Do follow the links at the end of that article.]

As Russians build gigantic underground bunkers, spanning 400 square miles, the American elite are planning their escape from catastrophe by purchasing airstrips, farms and underground shelters in record numbers.

As preparations for nuclear war are seemingly intensifying, the American public is being told it’s not in any real danger anymore.

THEY LIE.
THEY LIE, SO 99% OR SO OF AMERICANS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN IN CASE OF NUCLEAR WAR, OR ANYTHING COMING FROM SPACE (ASTEROIDS, SOLAR FLARES, ETC).


BESIDES THESE DISTURBING FACTS, MANY IN PLACES OF POWER, INCLUDING INSIDE OUR OWN PENTAGON, HAVE BEEN WARNING FOR YEARS THAT ANY SMALL NATION COULD DESTROY OUR ENTIRE ELECTRICAL GRID AND SHIT DOWN OUR NATION WITH A WELL-PLACED ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE WEAPON.

FEEL FREE TO GOOGLE THAT ONE FOR YOURSELVES.

I LIKED THE DIRECTNESS OF THIS "DISCLOSURE" ...
Iran And North Korea Could Destroy US With A Single EMP Attack


THINK ABOUT THIS AS WELL...WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR TROOPS STATIONED OUTIDE THE U.S., IN THE EVENT OF A NUCLEAR, EMP, OR 'SOLAR WEATHER EVENT' STRIKING AMERICA, HOW THE HELL WOULD OUR FORCES GET HOME?

SWIM?

IF AN EMP OR SOME 'HEAVENLY OBJECT' WAS THE CAUSE OF GRID-DOWN, ANY FOREIGN ARMY COULD EASILY INVADE AMERICA AND TAKE CONTROL LONG BEFORE WE COULD BRING TROOPS BACK FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

I AM ALSO OF THE OPINION THAT EVEN IF WE WERE UNDER ATTACK AND NEEDED OUR TROOPS BACK INSIDE THE USA, OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD FIRE ON THEM IF THEY TRIED TO COME BACK EN MASSE.

I DEFINITELY SEE THE GOVERNMENT, ESPECIALLY CONGRESS, AS I DO "OLD ROME", SCARED OUT OF THEIR WEE, SICK MINDS OF THE ARMY THEY'VE CREATED, AFRAID IF THEY ALL CAME BACK, THEY WOULDN'T LIKE WHAT THEY SEE AND DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

The United States’ missile defense system will never work — which is why we’re spending more money on it.  

IT'S A MONEY PIT.
May 10, 2014

"For almost 20 years, the United States has poured money into developing a missile defense system that would be capable of shooting down ICBMs and cruise missiles before they impact their launch targets. Despite the effort, the system has never worked. Last month, the General Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program slamming multiple aspects of the program’s design, administration, and field tests.

Despite these failures and problems, the House voted this week to spend an extra $20 million on developing an East Coast deployment of the GMD, while the Army has deployed multiple interceptors to Alaska and plans to order more.

The total program cost through 2017 is estimated at $40 billion. "

SOMEONE NEEDS TO SERIOUSLY LOOK INTO WHO AMONG THE FAMILIES OF OUR IGNOBLE "RULERS" OWN STOCK IN THE COMPANIES WHO MANUFACTURE OUR MISSILES IN OUR IMAGINARY MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM.
WE NEED TO FOLLOW THAT MONEY TRAIL.

WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHY WE CAN'T ACHIEVE WHAT RUSSIA HAS.
AND THEN WE NEED TO PROSECUTE HUNDREDS, MAYBE THOUSANDS FOR TREASON.

THEY KNOW IT DOESN'T WORK, SO THEY KEEP ADDING TO IT?
THAT IS A GOOD DEFINITION OF EITHER INSANITY OR BRAZEN THEFT FROM THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS AND A RESOUNDING AFFIRMATION BY THOSE "IN CHARGE" THAT AVERAGE CITIZEN DOES NOT COUNT FOR MUCH. 








//WW

A 'CLOSE' GAMMA RAY BURST COULD CAUSE A MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH


ABOVE: Artist impression of a gamma ray burst.
SOURCE: NASA/Swift/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith and John Jones
 




ABOVE: Image depicting two colliding neutron stars resulting in SHORT GRBs. Image Credit: NASA

AS OF 4:44 AM, CDST, JULY 27, 2017, what was ASSUMED to be one of the brightest gamma-ray bursts ever observed was also thought to be aimed directly at Earth from the nearby Andromeda Galaxy.
Some major medfia like Newsweek took the report and ran with it.

This would have been called a CLOSE Gama Ray Burst (CGRB), "close" even though such a burst would have taken about 2 1/2 million years to reach us.


When the first excited reports were made public, before this was "officially" confirmed as a GRB, several media articles reported that this would be the closest such burst to date.
IF this had been a GRB, Earth would have been hit by gravitational waves, which would prove this was a GRB.
Quite unfortunately, the best detector for observing gravitational waves is not currently online. The U.S.' only such detector of that type event, which should have been online to record this, the 'Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory' (LIGO) is currently being upgraded.


All is not lost, however, as neutrino detectors, such as Antarctica’s IceCube detector should have been able to record resulting neutrinos from a GRB this 'close'.

With apologies, Phil Evans from the Swift team clarified that usually such false positives are weeded out and the public never made aware of them because they (obviously) don’t get reported when Swift doesn’t find an afterglow.
However, he explained, this time a false trigger coincidentally lined up with an actual X-ray source, and we didn’t have access to the data to re-analyze. As a result, astronomers had to work with only the Swift report."You’ve been given a brief insight into the decisions and challenges we have to face daily. So while it’s a bit embarrassing to have to show you one of the times where we got it wrong, it’s also good to show you the reality of science. For every exciting news-worthy discovery, there’s a lot of hard graft, effort, false alarms, mistakes, excitement and disappointment. It’s what we live off. It’s science," Evans said.

WHY DID THE INTERNET 'BLOW UP' FROM SUCH AN ANNOUNCEMENT?
BECAUSE GRBs CAN BE AND PROBABLY HAVE BEEN THE REASON FOR AT LEAST ONE EXTINCTION EVENT ON OUR WEE BLUE MARBLE OF A PLANET.

BECAUSE GRBs CAN WIPE OUT EVERYTHING IN THEIR DIRECT PATH, AND BECAUSE A GRB RECENTLY STRIPPED AWAY PART OF OUR OWN ATMOSPHERE, AS I REPORTED IN A BLOG ENTRY <HERE>.  


NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first detected the gamma-ray emission from GRB160625B.  
Soon afterward, the ground-based MASTER-IAC telescope, a part of Russia's MASTER robotic telescope network located at the Teide Observatory in Spain's Canary Islands, followed up with optical light observations while the prompt phase was still active.


MASTER-IAC gathered critical data on the proportion of polarized optical light relative to the total light produced by the prompt phase. Because synchrotron radiation is one of only a limited number of phenomena that can create polarized light, these data provided the crucial link between synchrotron radiation and the prompt phase of GRB160625B.

A magnetic field can also influence how much polarized light is emitted as time passes and the burst evolves. Because the researchers were able to analyze polarization data that spanned nearly the entire timeframe of the burst -- a rare achievement -- they were able to discern the presence of a magnetic field and track how it changed as GRB160625B progressed.

"There is very little data on polarized emission from gamma-ray bursts," said Kutyrev, who is also an associate scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "This burst was unique because we caught the polarization state at an early stage. This is hard to do because it requires a very fast reaction time and there are relatively few telescopes with this capability.
This paper shows how much can be done, but to get results like this consistently, we will need new rapid-response facilities for observing gamma-ray bursts."

GRBs, ALONG WITH THEIR GRAVITY WAVE SHOCKS, ARE BECOMING A "MAJOR BIG DEAL", BUT WHO WILL FUND THE NECESSARY INSTRUMENTS AND TEAMS TO STUDY THEM AND PERHAPS COME UP WITH SOME SORT OF EARLY WARNING SYSTEM?
THEY ARE CURRENTLY NOT PREDICTABLE IN LENGTH OR IN ANY OTHER WAY.

Dying Supergiant Stars Implicated in Hours-long Gamma-Ray Bursts 
APRIL 16, 2013 
NASA  
"Three unusually long-lasting stellar explosions discovered by NASA's Swift satellite represent a previously unrecognized class of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Two international teams of astronomers studying these events conclude that they likely arose from the catastrophic death of supergiant stars hundreds of times larger than the sun


Two NASA satellites that monitor the sky for such phenomena, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission, detected the GRB event. These telescopes slewed quickly to the location of the burst to make observations and also immediately relayed the GRB’s position to several automated ground-based telescopes, which then began their observations."

The GRB FROM magnetar SGR 1806-20 reported in 2005 (happened in 2004) was the third such event ever recorded along with two others that were noted in 1979 and 1998 (Mazets et al. 1979 ; Hurley et al. 1999 ).

THE SWIFT MISSION WAS LAUNCHED IN 2004.

Dec. 17, 2004: Swift's first burst, in Crater, is eight-second-long GRB 041217.

BY 2015, IT HAD IDENTIFIED 1000 GAMMA RAY BURSTS, SOME OF LONG DURATION, SOME SHORT.
FROM 3 EVENTS TO 1,000 IN 10 YEARS.
IMAGINE WHAT WE MISSED BEFORE WE COULD IDENTIFY THEM.

SINCE 2015?
WELL, SWIFT (NSA) HASN'T UPDATED THE SWIFT WEBSITE SINCE 2012, AND THE LAST ENTRY THERE WAS TO ANNOUNCE THEIR 1000th FIND OF A GRB IN OCTOBER, 2015, BUT THEY "ESTIMATED" THEY WERE FINDING ABOUT 90 GRBs PER YEAR.

BUT IN OTHER PLACES, LIKE AFTER THEY FOUND THEIR 500th GRB, SWIFT STATED THEY WERE FINDING 1 OR 2 PER DAY!
IN A BOOK PUBLISHED IN 2015 THEY ALSO STATED "AT LEAST ONE PER DAY".

NASA OFFERS THIS DISCLAIMER ON THE OUTDATED SWIFT SITE:
Disclaimer: This material is being kept online for historical purposes. Though accurate at the time of publication, it is no longer being updated. The page may contain broken links or outdated information, and parts may not function in current web browsers.

I HAVE TO WONDER WHY SOMETHING THIS IMPORTANT IS NOT UPDATED DAILY ON AN EASY-TO-FIND WEBSITE APART FROM THE HUGE NASA MAIN SITE.

WHERE ARE THE COLLECTED DATA AND HOW CAN WE ACCESS THAT?
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES TELL US HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KNOW.

Possible Role of Gamma Ray Bursts on Life Extinction in the Universe (Physical Review Letters)


Gamma-ray burst 'hit Earth in 8th Century-BBC


ALSO, Hambaryan, V.V.; Neuhauser, R. (2013). "A Galactic short gamma-ray burst as cause for the 14C peak in AD 774/5". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 430


A PDF DOWNLOAD: Gamma-Ray Bursts as a Threat to Life on Earth


Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts: The Greatest Explosions Since the Big Bang  

FROM NASA

"All this goes to show that the Earth does not exist in splendid isolation," says Inan. "We now know that the Earth's physical environment is affected not only by our own sun but by energy originating from distant parts of our universe."

Cosmic energy burst disturbs Earth's atmosphere
Sept. 29, 1998: On the night of August 27th Earth's upper atmosphere was bathed briefly by an invisible burst of gamma- and X-ray radiation. This pulse - the most powerful to strike Earth from beyond the solar system ever detected - had a significant effect on Earth's upper atmosphere, report Stanford researchers. It is the first time that a significant change in Earth's environment has been traced to energy from a distant star.

"It was as if night was briefly turned into day in the ionosphere," says Umran Inan, professor of electrical engineering at Stanford and head of the research group that observed the atmospheric disturbance. The ionosphere is the portion of the atmosphere between 60 to 80 kilometers in altitude that plays an important role in radio communications.
So it is quite likely that the range of high-powered radio stations, which usually reach much farther at night due to lower ionospheric activity levels, was suddenly reduced to their lower, daytime ranges during the burst's five-minute duration, he says.

The characteristics of the unusual gamma-ray burst, the nature of the unusual X-ray star that appears to be its source, and the dramatic effect that it had on the ionosphere are the subjects of a National Aeronautics and Space Agency space science update being held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. ET at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Kevin Hurley at University of California-Berkeley has used satellite information to calculate the total energy that an X-ray star, called SGR 1900+14, must have released to produce the August 27 burst. He calculates that, if the energy could be harnessed, it would be enough to power all of human civilization on Earth for a billion billion years. Of course, only a tiny fraction of this energy reached Earth.

According to space agency scientists, the radiation reaching Earth had an intensity slightly less than that of a dental X-ray. Both gamma rays and X-rays cause ionization directly, by stripping electrons from atoms and leaving them electrically charged. Nevertheless, the burst had a remarkable impact on the ionosphere.

"It is amazing that such a burst could produce ionization levels similar to those produced by all the radiation coming from the sun," Inan says. "When we put this information into our mathematical models it may provide us with important new insights about how the ionosphere behaves in response to sudden ionization changes."

WAIT! THEY WANT US TO ACCEPT THAT RADIATION LEVELS LESS THAN A DENTAL X-RAY DESTROYED PART OF OUR UPPER ATMOSPHERE, YET IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ALL THE RADIATION COMING FROM THE SUN SINCE IT HAS BEEN SHINING DOWN ON US?

WHAT?!?!
THIS DOES NOT MAKE LOGICAL SENSE, DOES IT?

SINCE SUCH A COSMIC BURST AS THIS, CALLED THE "MOST POWERFUL IN THE UNIVERSE", CARRIES MORE RADIATION THAN THE SUN HAS EMITTED IN ITS LIFETIME, RIPPED LOOSE SOME OF OUR IONOSPHERE, "BATHED EARTH IN LESS RADIATION THAN A DENTAL X-RAY", WHY THEN DON'T DENTAL X-RAYS DESTROY THE PLANET, SINCE THEY ARE SAID TO BE "MORE POWERFUL" THAN A GAMMA RAY BURST IN THAT ARTICLE? 

IF A GRB WITH "LESS RADIATION THAN A DENTAL X-RAY" CAN CAUSE MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH AND ALL POINTS FROM ITS ORIGIN, WHAT THE HELL IS SOMETHING LIKE FUKUSHIMA CAUSING ? 

IT WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SUN, WHICH FRIES HUMAN SKIN IF WE STAY OUT IN IT TOO LONG, WHICH CAN  HEAT THE EARTH TO TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES FROM 93 MILLION MILES AWAY, WHOSE RAYS CAN BE HARNESSED TO POWER CITIES, COOK MEAT, RUN MACHINERY, BUT THIS GRB, ALL GRBs ARE MORE POWERFUL BY FAR AND DO NOTING TO EARTH TO SPEAK OF, IF WE ACCEPT WHAT THAT JUST STATED???

WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?
"LESS THAN A DENTAL X-RAY" BUT "MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SUN"?

MY MIND WON'T WRAP AROUND THAT.


The nature and intensity of the Aug. 27 gamma ray burst supports the theory that SGR 1900+14 is an exotic object called a magnetar predicted by Robert Duncan of the University of Texas-Austin and Christopher Thompson of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

A magnetar is a special kind of neutron star. A neutron star is the collapsed core that is left behind when a massive star explodes.
It is extremely dense, weighing more than the sun but squeezed into a ball less than 12 miles in diameter.
A magnetar differs from an ordinary neutron star by possessing a magnetic field far greater than any other object known. Its field would be so intense that a steady X-ray glow would emanate from its surface and periodic starquakes would produce bursts of gamma rays and occasional cataclysmic flares like the one observed on August 27.


READ ALSO <HERE>.

"All GRBs observed to date have occurred well outside the Milky Way galaxy and have been harmless to Earth. However, if a GRB were to occur within the Milky Way and its emission were beamed straight towards Earth, the effects could be harmful and potentially devastating for the ecosystems. Currently, orbiting satellites detect on average approximately one GRB per day.

The closest observed GRB as of March 2014 was GRB 980425, located 40 megaparsecs (130,000,000 ly) away (z=0.0085) in an SBc-type dwarf galaxy.

GRB 980425 was far less energetic than the average GRB and was associated with the Type Ib supernova SN 1998bw.


A GRB AIMED DIRECTLY AT EARTH FROM A NEARER SOURCE WOULD VERY QUICKLY EVISCERATE OUR EARTH'S PROTECTIVE OZONE LAYER.

IN THE ABOVE-LINKED ARTICLE, NASSA STATES THAT A GRB COULD HAVE WIPED OUT ANY ALIEN LIFE WE MIGHTHAVE FOUND ON OTHER PLANETS.

BUT WHEN ONE HITS EARTH, IT'S NOT AS BAD AS A DENTAL X-RAY?

SORRY, I JUST CAN'T GET OVER THAT PHRASE.

BTW, FROM 2010, "
A leading researcher of dental radiation has found that depending on the model and setting, cone-beam scanners emit 4 to 30 times as much as a conventional dental X-ray."

BUT BACK TO GAMMA BURSTS...
Lead author Dr Eleonora Troja, of the University of Maryland, said: “Gamma-ray bursts are catastrophic events, related to the explosion of massive stars 50 times the size of our sun.
If you ranked all the explosions in the universe based on their power, GRBs would be right behind the Big Bang.

“In a matter of seconds, the process can emit as much energy as a star the size of our Sun would in its entire lifetime.”



GRB 160625B WAS POINTED STRAIGHT AT EARTH.
There are 9 abstracts for this gamma-ray burst.
SEE: GRBOX reference archive: GRB 160625B


DENTAL X-RAY B.S. ASIDE, IT WAS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR NASA AND OTHER SCIENTISTS AROUND THE WORLD.
SOMETHING FROM LIGHT YEARS AWAY COULD "REACH OUT AND TOUCH" EARTH, WITH POSSIBLY FATAL RESULTS
.



ABOVE IMAGE: Wavelet analysis of the vector magnetic data provided by the CHAMP satellite on 2004 December 27.
The main characteristic times of the flare from SGR 1806-20, that is, the precursor (142 seconds before the flare), outburst, and the end of the modulated signal (380 seconds after the flare), are marked with yellow, red and green circles, respectively.

From top to bottom, wavelet power spectra of north (X), east (Y) and vertical downward (Z) components of the magnetic field are shown. Longitude and local time (LT) are given at the beginning of the considered time interval.

Strong random fluctuations in all three components can be seen at almost all frequency ranges and for the largest part of the time interval presented here. The variation of satellite latitude with time is given in the fourth panel.

[Copyright © 2016 The Royal Astronomical Society -- presented here for educational purposes only]

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are the brightest electromagnetic blasts known to occur in the Universe, and can originate from the collapse of the most massive types of stars or from the collision of two neutron stars. Supernovae are stellar explosions that also can send harmful radiation hurtling towards Earth. Both GRBs and supernovae are usually observed in distant galaxies, but can pose a threat if they occur closer to home, where they can strip the Earth’s upper atmosphere of its protective ozone layer leaving life exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.

A new paper, titled “Ground-Level Ozone Following Astrophysical Ionizing Radiation Events – An Additional Biological Hazard?” published in the journal Astrobiology took a look at the ramifications of a nearby GRB or supernova and the effects on life. The research was funded by the Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology element of the NASA Astrobiology Program.

GRB 020813 was a gamma-ray burst (GRB) that was detected on 13 August 2002 at 02:44 UTC. A gamma-ray burst is a highly luminous flash associated with an explosion in a distant galaxy and producing gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation.
GRB 020813 was detected on 13 August 2002 02:44 UTC by multiple instruments on the High Energy Transient Explorer. The burst lasted approximately 125 seconds. The initial position was estimated to be at a right ascension of 19h 46m 38s and a declination of −19° 35′ 16″.

In less than two hours after the burst had been detected, optical observations of the region were made with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope which reveal the burst's optical afterglow.
(Source: Li, Weidong (13 August 2002). "GRB020813: optical afterglow". GCN Circulars. 1473.)

In the days following the event, observations were made by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which detected a fading X-ray afterglow.[3] The redshift for this event was approximately z = 1.254.

(SOURCE: "The signature of supernova ejecta in the X-ray afterglow of the γ-ray burst 011211". Nature. 416 (6880): 512–515.)


BTW, when thinking about how far and how fast this gamma burst traveled, light travels at "the speed of light" which has been measured to be about 300,000 km/s (kilometers per second) or 186,000 m/s (miles per second) in empty space. 
Doing the math, a Light-year is 9.46 trillion km, or 5.88 trillion miles. Trillion is 10^12. 
There is not much to collide with in empty space, so light travels fastest in empty space.

Why does light travel at JUST 300,000 km/s and no faster?
That is a tougher question...it does link in to other physics...but mainly, like so many other things,  scientists don't know, they just measure it.


ESO Telescopes Observe Swift Satellite’s 1000th Gamma-ray Burst


Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)
GRBs are named after the date on which they are discovered: the first two digits being the year, followed by the two-digit month and two-digit day and a letter with the order they were detected during that day. The letter 'A' is appended to the name for the first burst identified, 'B' for the second, and so on. For bursts before the year 2010 this letter was only appended if more than one burst occurred that day.

The duration of a burst is typically measured by T90, the duration of the period which 90 percent of the burst's energy is emitted. Recently some otherwise "short" GRBs have been shown to be followed by a second, much longer emission episode that when included in the burst light curve results in T90 durations of up to several minutes: these events are only short in the literal sense when this component is excluded.
This category is for gamma-ray bursts with duration greater than two seconds.
21events.

GRB 000131
GRB 011211
GRB 020813
GRB 030329
GRB 031203
GRB 050904
GRB 060218
GRB 060614
GRB 060729
GRB 080319B
GRB 080916C
GRB 090423
GRB 101225A
GRB 110328A
GRB 111209A
GRB 130427A
GRB 830801
GRB 970228
GRB 970508
GRB 980425
GRB 990123


FOR ANY WHO MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY ACCESSING THE LATEST STUDY FOR GRB 160625B, JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v547/n7664/full/nature23289.html?foxtrotcallback=true

THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO QUITE INTERESTING AS PERTAINS TO THE EFFECTS ON LIFE FROM SUCH BURSTS, THOUGH I SUSPECT IT IS INTENDED TO "CALM THE MASSES" A BIT.
Effects of Gamma Ray Bursts in Earth’s Biosphere








//WW

Thursday, July 20, 2017

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION. ARE HUMANS NEXT?




Since 1900, 69 mammal species and 400 other vertebrate species have gone extinct.

Based on previous extinctions, only nine species would have been expected to die off in the same time frame without the involvement of mankind.

"Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway"
Ongoing 6th Mass Extinction.

New York Times
JULY 11, 2017

From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.
The study found that about 30 percent of all land vertebrates — mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians — are experiencing declines and local population losses.
In most parts of the world, mammal populations are losing 70 percent of their members because of habitat loss.

The study, published July 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, calls the current decline in animal populations a “global epidemic” and part of the “ongoing sixth mass extinction” caused in large measure by human destruction of animal habitats. The previous five extinctions were caused by natural phenomena.

Gerardo Ceballos, a researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, acknowledged that the study is written in unusually alarming tones for an academic research paper. “It wouldn’t be ethical right now not to speak in this strong language to call attention to the severity of the problem,” he said.

THERE IS A LIST OF EXTINCT MAMMALS <HERE> WITH SOURCES GIVEN AND SOME IMAGES.

THERE IS A LIST OF RECENTLY EXTINCT BIRDS <HERE> , ALSO WITH SOURCES AND A FEW IMAGES.

THERE IS A LIST OF EXTINCT PLANT SPECIES <HERE> .

The following is a list I found of species "Extinct In The Last 100 Years". What I found most disturbing was that MOST have become extinct IN MY LIFETIME.
I will list many, but not all on that list, just an idea of how many... and how recently they disappeared.


-Zanzibar Leopard, Panthera pardus adersi. 1996.

 - Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis. 1918

-1985 — Alaotra Grebe

-1941 — Arabian Ostrich, Struthio camelus syriacus

1940 — Arc-form Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma arcaeformis

1986 — Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas

1962 – Bachmann’s Warbler

1937 — Bali Tiger, Panthera tigris balica

1942 — Barbary Lion, Panthera leo leo

1967 — Great Short-tailed Bat, Mystacina robusta

1983 — Guam Flycatcher, Myiagra Freycinet

1969 — Blackfin Cisco, Coregonus nigripinnis

1970 — Blue Pike, Sander vitreus glaucus

1923 — Bubal hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphus buselaphus

1972 — Bush Wren, Xenicus longipes

1952 — Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis

1997 — Aldabra Banded Snail, Rhachistia aldabrae

1960 — Central Hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes asomatus

2007 — Chinese Paddlefish, Psephurus gladius

2009 — Christmas Island Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus murrayi

1985 — Christmas Island Shrew, Crocidura trichura

1966 — Independence Valley Tui Chub, Gila bicolor isolata

1977 — Colombian Grebe, Podiceps andinus

1964 — Lake Ontario, Coregonus kiyi orientalis

1956 — Crescent Nailtail Wallaby, Onychogalea lunata

1940 — Las Vegas Dace, Rhinichthys deaconi

1971 — Santa Cruz Pupfish, Cyprinodon arcuatus

1952 — Deepwater Cisco, Coregonus johannae

1927 — Thick-billed Ground-dove, Gallicolumba salamonis

1987 — Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens

1929 — Atlantic Eelgrass Limpet, Lottia alveus

1982 — Galapagos Damselfish, Azurina eupalama

1984 – Amistad Gambusia, Gambusia amistadensis

1985 — Eungella Gastric-Brooding Frog, Rheobatrachus vitellinus, and Rheobatrachus silus

1951 — Glaucous Macaw, Anodorhynchus glaucus

1989 — Golden Toad, Incilius periglenes

1938 — Grand Cayman Thrush, Turdus ravidus

1923 — New Zealand Grayling, Prototroctes oxyrhinchus

1969 — Greater Akialoa, Hemignathus ellisianus

1974 — Guam Flying Fox, Pteropus tokudae

1934 — Hawaii O’o, Moho Nobilis

1976 — Madagascan Dwarf Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus lemerlei

1940 — Houting, Coregonus oxyrinchus

1934 — Indefatigable Galápagos Rice Rat, Nesoryzomys indefessus

1951 — Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicus

1940 — Javanese Lapwing, Vanellus macropterus

1963 — Kakawahle, Paroreomyza flammea

1983 — Kama’o, Myadestes myadestinus

1985 – Kaua’i ‘O’o, Moho braccatus

1972 — Lake Pedder Earthworm, Hypolimnus pedderensis

1940 — Lake Titicaca Orestias, Orestias cuvieri

1960 — Raycraft Ranch Poolfish, Empetrichthys latos concavus

1914 — Laughing Owl, Sceloglaux albifacies

1944 — Laysan Crake, Porzana Palmeri

1950 — Lesser Bilby, Macrotis leucura

1933 — Lesser Stick-nest Rat, Leporillus apicalis

1950 — Little Swan Island Hutia, Geocapromys thoracatus

1965 — Santo Stefano Lizard, Podarcis sicula sanctistephani

1918 — Lord Howe Island Flycatcher, Gerygone insularis

1970 — Madeiran Large White, Pieris brassicae wollastoni

1981 — Marianas Mallard, Anas oustaleti

1960 — Brasilia Burrowing Mouse, Juscelinomys candango

1956 — Blue-grey mouse, Pseudomys glaucus

1969 — Tubercled-blossom Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma torulosa torulosa

1923 — Norfolk Island Starling, Aplonis Fusco

1969 — Ameca Shiner, Notropis amacae

1938 — Pahranagat Spinedace, Lepidomeda altivelis

1975 — Phantom Shiner, Notropis orca

1998 – Nukupuu, Hemignathus lucidus

1962 — Red-bellied Gracile Mouse Opossum, Cryptonanus ignitus

1927 — Paradise Parrot, Psephotus pulcherrimus

1914 — Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius

1920 – Arcuate Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma flexuosa

1950 – Pig-footed Bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus

1949 — Pink-headed Duck, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

1977 — Eiao Monarch, Pomarea fluxa

2004 — Po’o-uli, Melamprosops phaeosoma

2000 — Pyrenean Ibex, Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica

1951 — Queen of Sheba’s Gazelle

1922 — Red-moustached Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus mercierii

2011 — Vietnamese Rhino, Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus

1940 — Darwin’s Galápagos Rice Rat, Nesoryzomys darwini

1917 — Rodrigues Day Gecko, Phelsuma edwardnewtoni

1940 — Roque Chico de Salmor Giant Lizard, Gallotia simonyi simonyi

1936 — Ryukyu Wood-pigeon, Columba jouyi

1970 — Clear Lake Splittail, Pogonichthys ciscoide

1950 — San Martin Island Woodrat, Neotoma martinensis

1938 — Schomburgk’s Deer, Rucervus schomburgki

1928 — Utah Lake Sculpin, Cottus echinatus

1961 — Semper’s Warbler, Leucopeza semperi

1930 — Silver Trout, Salvelinus agassizi

1964 — Rio Grande Bluntnose Shiner, Notropis simus simus

1935 — Horn Snail, Cerithidae fuscata

1954 — Maravillas Red Shiner, Cyprinella lutrensis blairi

1964 — South Island Snipe, Coenocorypha iredalei

1979 — Southern Day Frog, Taudactylus diurnus

1945 — Stresemann’s Bristlethroat, Merulaxis stresemanni

1996 — Swollen Raiatea Tree Snail, Partula turgida

1928 — Syrian Wild Ass, Equus hemionus hemippus

1919 — Tarpan, Equus ferus ferustarpan

1936 — Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacinus

1957 — Thicktail Chub, Gila crassicauda

1939 — Toolache Wallaby, Macropus greyi

1930 — Alvord Cutthroat Trout, Oncorhynchus clarki

2002 — Vine Raiatea Tree Snail, Partula

1942 — Wake Rail, Gallirallus wakensis

1983 — Aldabra Warbler, Nesillas aldabrana

1997 — Western Black Rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis longipes

1978 — White-eyed River Martin, Eurychelidon serintarea

1931 — Bunker’s Woodrat, Neotoma bunkeri

2007 — Yangtze River Dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer

1969 — Tubercled-blossom Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma torulosa torulosa

1940 — Arc-form Pearly Mussel, Epioblasma arcaeformis

1950 – Pig-footed Bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus

Some websites list "only" 80 extinct species in my lifetime... "only" 80?
What are they NOT counting?

There are other lists:

List of extinct cetaceans
List of extinct arachnids
List of extinct butterflies
List of extinct dog breeds

It appears each NATION keeps a list of the last date species were seen there.
Britain has one on invertebrates that have gone extinct in the past 100 years... wasps, bees, moths, butterflies, dragon-/damsel-flies, beetles...

We can say "Oh, well, it's just bugs", "just birds", "just fish", "just snakes and frogs", etc, but the demise of each species had an effect on other species.
It's rather like dominoes set up to fall.
Each species occupies a slot in an entire community, each community is part of a region, each region is part of the world.
Like it or not, whether we want to accept it or not, THERE IS AN ECOSYSTEM.

My grandfather, younger uncle, two cousins and I were fishing for bream one hot early summer's day and each fish that was added to the stringers was noted aloud by grandfather, who was not fishing.
For those who don't know, bream are a fairly small fish, plentiful back then in ponds all over the deep South. During certain times of the year, one could even catch them by making little balls of slightly moistened stale bread to place on the hook.
There would be six adults and five children for dinner that night.
When we reached exactly 77 fish, grandfather said, "Time to go clean fish."
Only the youngest among us pleaded for "just a few more minutes".
My grandfather took that one's small hand in his and began the lesson anew that we had all learned from him.
"Did you see how hard the fish fought to get off your hook?" he asked.
"Did you see how they still tried to get away when we put them on the stringers?"
"They wanted to live. They wanted to stay here and not be caught, but we caught them because we're hungry. Now, we have enough to eat. We won't take more than that so the others out there can live. If they live, next time we are hungry, maybe the ones we leave will have had babies who grow up like these and there will be enough fish for us to eat again.

Now, as he first removed each fish's head before scaling them, my grandfather thanked the fish for their lives, for helping us to live by their deaths. He thanked them with ancient words, spoken for centuries after centuries, the same giving of thanks used by his father, and his father's father, and his.
One was mindful of what it took to live.
He did the same thing when he killed anything we ate, even when he picked vegetables from the garden, took wild food of any kind from the land around him.

We were taught to leave a seed of some kind in the ground when we took a plant, and only took every third one until we had enough. During hard times, people left a pebble or a bead where the roots had been, if they had some, a promise for a seed when we had extra again.
It was a very solemn time of reflection when people ate back then.
To this day, I talk to my food.

Nothing escaped grandfather's attention when it came to life and death.
He admired dragonflies very much.
One day we were gathering kindling wood from the edge of the woods when we came upon a large spider web in which was trapped a small dragonfly.
My grandpa stopped and stared and my eyes followed his.
As the spider approached for the kill, the pretty little dragonfly struggled, trying to break free.
I reached out to free the little thing, but grandpa gently took me by the wrist to stop me. He shook his head, no.
As the spider wrapped its prey into a cocoon of silk, my grandpa sadly shook his head and let go my wrist.
"Spiders have to eat, too," he said. "That's how life goes on. I wish we could all live on just air and sunshine."

As the most fragile go, so go we all, eventually.
Humans tend to ignore all that are beneath them on the tree of life.
The lower 'branches' become less and less important to most, with only that top branch being what counts.
Seems like everything else must be relegated to 'prey', or to being a "natural resource", unwisely spent.

HUMAN SPIDERS  
The eugenics crowd sees most humans the same way that spider saw that dragonfly, people of earth.
As our numbers have grown, some also see most of us as weeds that need pulling up and tossing on a fire, or as pests who need eradicating.
Perhaps that seems harsh to you, but it is merely a fact of this present life.

We may well be at the top of the food chain, but just as in real life, VULTURES hover overhead, above ALL the branches on that old tree of life.
Webs are slung between the branches.
Some see the slots we "average citizens" fill here on earth as overcrowded and unnecessary in their private world, a world few of us live in.

When one doesn't respect ALL life, when one cannot relate to other races, other cultures, other values and see only a specific "species" as rightful "king", we are all in danger of extinction.

When we look at "terrorists" and see their desire to erase most of us from the face of the earth, why can we not also look at the powerful of earth and see that they do not intend to befriend and nourish and sustain any but those most like themselves?
History shows us this again and again.
The power-hungry don't stop wanting more power, just as the spider doesn't just eat dragonflies.

If George Orwell's books "Animal Farm" and "1984" don't convince people of this fact, maybe Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged" might?
In Atlas Shrugged, those whose innovations and wealth and abilities ran the world withdrew from the world, ready to sit back and watch society collapse, believing that they alone had the means to rebuild society to suit them.

We can look back in time and see an extinction event for most of the human population being planned thousands of years ago by invading hordes led by men who intended to eradicate millions.
Genocide is a common thing in today's world as well.

We can look at Indigenous populations all over earth who "got in the way" of the "movers and shakers" and were swept aside, out of the way.

We can look at the indigenous wildlife of every nation on earth and see many of them pushed to the brink of extinction, so then how can we not see that happening to US, as WE get in the way of the plans of others?

I have seen seven decades of life and, with this current state of health, may not see another decade, or another year, so it becomes more and more important to me to do now what my grandfather would not allow me to do that day of the spider versus the small dragonfly.
I still want to see the young dragonfly get another chance.

Human extinction risks: people are more likely to die in an extinction event than a car crash.

THE MOST LIKELY GLOBAL CATACLYSMS AS EXTINCTION EVENTS:
-Nuclear war.
-Cataclysmic weather events like hurricanes. 
-Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and similar events.
-Famines, loss of water supplies caused by a change in the normal climate.
-Pandemics that kill tens of millions.


These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization.
Then there are what the Obama administration called space weather events: solar flares, asteroid strikes, etc.

All are the stuff of nightmares and blockbuster movies—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday.
According to a new report from the U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think.

In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a startling statistic: Across the span of their lives, the average American is more than five times likelier to die during a human-extinction event than in a car crash. Partly that’s because the average person will probably not die in an automobile accident.
Every year, one in 9,395 people die in a crash; that translates to about a 0.01 percent chance per year. But that chance compounds over the course of a lifetime. At life-long scales, one in 120 Americans die in an accident.

The Stern Review, the U.K. government’s premier report on the economics of climate change, estimated a 0.1 percent risk of human extinction every year. That may sound low, but it also adds up when extrapolated to century-scale.
The U.K. group estimates a 9.5 percent chance of human extinction within the next hundred years.
The Black Death of the 1340s felled more than 10 percent of the world population.
Eight centuries prior, another epidemic of the Yersinia pestis bacterium—the “Great Plague of Justinian” in 541 and 542—killed between 25 and 33 million people, or between 13 and 17 percent of the global population at that time.
The Spanish flu epidemic of the late 1910s, which killed between 2.5 and 5 percent of the world’s people, approached the medieval plagues.


AND TODAY?
"Elon Musk says human race should go to Mars before WWIII or cataclysm destroys life on Earth"

December 2015 – SPACE –
Mankind may only have a brief window to set foot on Mars before a disaster such as a third World War makes it no longer possible, Elon Musk has warned. The founder of SpaceX, which was the first private company to resupply the International Space Station, fears such a war could set back technological advancements. His company is preparing to announce its ambitious plans for rocket and spacecraft technology to carry humans to the red planet.
Speaking in an interview with GQ, he said such a mission may be important to help ensure the long term survival of mankind.

DO YOU THINK 'AVERAGE JOE CITIZEN' WILL BE INVITED TO MARS?
"Doctor Ready to Perform First Human Head Transplant"
"Russian man volunteers for first human head transplant" - CBS News

WELL, THAT MAN HAS BEEN 'DE-SELECTED' AFTER TWO YEARS BUT THE OPERATION IS STILL SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR.


DO YOU THINK THIS WILL BE OFFERED TO THOSE WHO CAN'T EVEN AFFORD MEDICAL INSURANCE?

THE RUSH IS ON TO MAKE DEATH A THING OF THE PAST...FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT.
HITLER'S "SUPER-RACE", NIETZSCHE'S "SUPERMAN" ARE GOALS OF THOSE WHO WOULD RULE THE WORLD.

IN REPOSITORIES UNAVAILABLE TO THE MAJORITY OF EARTH'S POPULATION, THE NECESSARY THINGS FOR THE CONTINUANCE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES ARE BEING GATHERED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

"Arks of the Apocalypse"


New York Times, July 13, 2017  
"All around the world, scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to ice to mammal milk — racing to preserve a natural order that is fast disappearing. 

The seed vault is perhaps the best-known project in a growing global campaign to cache endangered phenomena for safekeeping. Fortunately — the leak snafu notwithstanding — scientists, governments and even private companies have become quite good over the last decade at these efforts to bank nature.
The San Diego Zoo’s Frozen Zoo cryogenically preserves living cell cultures, sperm, eggs and embryos for some 1,000 species in liquid nitrogen.
Inside the National Ice Core Laboratory, in Lakewood, Colo., a massive freezer contains roughly 62,000 feet’s worth of rods of ice from rapidly melting glaciers and ice sheets in Antarctica, Greenland and North America.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington maintains the world’s largest collection of frozen exotic-animal milk, from mammals large (orcas) and small (critically endangered fruit bats), in order to help researchers figure out how to nourish the most vulnerable members of any species: babies.

An international project called Amphibian Ark engages in ex situ conservation by relocating amphibians, the most endangered class of animal, indoors for safekeeping and sperm collection."
NORAD MOVED BACK INSIDE CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN...WHY?

TRUCK DRIVERS WHO HAVE, ALLEGEDLY, BEEN REPORTING DELIVERY OF TONS OF FOOD ITEMS AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES SINCE 2014 TO THE MILITARY THERE, LOCAL RESIDENTS CONCERNED WITH THE ARRIVAL OF UP TO 500 SUCH TRUCKS A DAY AT SOME LOCATIONS ARE A BIT DISCONCERTING.

MANY SMALLER COMMUNITIES ARE SEEING SEVERAL EMPTY SHELVES WHERE ONCE THERE WAS ABUNDANCE.
TARGET'S CEO APOLOGIZED FOR EMPTY SHELVES.
WHY THE SHORTAGES?

SMALL TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP MOVING FREIGHT THEY SAY BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.
IF TRUCKS STOP MOVING, WE WILL REALLY SEE EMPTY SHELVES.

SPACE WEATHER?

In 2015, NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration announced that they will work together to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids while also exploring methods for deflecting or destroying objects that could threaten Earth.  AND THEY DO WANT AN OKAY TO USE NUKES, IF NECESSARY TO DEFLECT ANY THAT COME OUR WAY.

THE RUSSIANS HAVE ONCE AGAIN SET OFF AN ALARM ABOUT AN APPROACHING OBJECT THAT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL HIT EARTH, EVENTUALLY.

[ Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, announced the find in a short documentary, "Asteroid Attack," posted on the website of the Russian Space Agency.]   OUR GOVERNMENT DENIED THAT.


NO PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF NUCLEAR STRIKE.
WHY NOT?

EVEN WITH THE GROWING THREATS WE'RE TOLD EXIST FROM IRAN, NORTH KOREA, RUSSIA, CHINA, IS OUR GOVERNMENT DOING WHAT THOSE GOVERNMENTS ARE DOING, BUILDING UNDERGROUND SHELTER FOR THEIR CITIZENS?
NO!  
WHY THE RECENT HEADLINE LIKE THE ONES BELOW?
EVEN STEPHEN HAWKING HAS SAID WE HAVE MAYBE 100 YEARS BEFORE WE EITHER DESTROY OUR OWN SPECIES OR GET ANNIHILATED BY SOME UNFORESEEN EVENT.

You're More Likely to Die in a Human Extinction Event Than a Car--The Atlantic


Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction? - National Geographic

One in 500 chance humans will be extinct in a year, mathematician  

How are humans going to become extinct? - BBC News

LEARN TO SAVE YOURSELVES, PEOPLE OF EARTH!
LEARN NOW THE WAYS OF THE 'SPIDERS' OF THIS WORLD, THEIR ENTRAPMENTS, THEIR TECHNIQUES, THEIR WEBS OF DECEIT.


LEARN TO DEPEND ON YOURSELVES AND NO ONE ELSE BUT PERHAPS A "HIGHER POWER" THAN MAN TO HELP YOU SURVIVE WHAT WILL BE AN "EXTINCTION PROTOCOL" IN DAYS SOON TO COME.

WOULD IT BE TOO MUCH TO IMAGINE THE POWERFUL OF TODAY SENDING OUT A MODERN VERSION OF THE "SMALLPOX BLANKETS" WE NOW KNOW WERE USED TO KILL EN MASSE, OR WOULD IT BE LIKELY THEY MIGHT "POISON THE WATER-HOLES" AS SOME DID IN TIMES PAST?

SOME HAVE CALLED THE ONGOING FUKUSHIMA 'ACCIDENT' SHINZO ABE's PRIVATE NUCLEAR WAR AGAINST THE WORLD. IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST 100 YEARS TO BEGIN TO STOP THAT.

HOW MANY POLITICIANS, WALL STREET CEOs, VERY RICH PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVE NEAR OUR NUCLEAR REACTORS OR NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS?

IF NUCLEAR ENERGY IS SAFE, WHY DON'T WE FIND THEM LIVING NEAR IT?
WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE AREN'T INFORMED OF?


THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH "SILENT EXTINCTION".
HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT IS IN THE FOOD WE EAT, THE WATER WE DRINK?
HOW HARD WOULD IT BE TO FLY A SINGLE PLANE OVER A CITY AND DROP A POISON LIKE CYANIDE ON IT?

DO YOU SEE THIS AS PARANOID THINKING?

IF SO, THEN YOU DID NOT READ THE KISSINGER REPORT NOR ANY OF
THE STATISTICS ON AMERICAN DEATHS CAUSED BY ENVIRONMENTAL 'HAZARDS', TOXINS, CHEMICAL ADDITIVES, NUCLEAR WASTE, ETC.
THE TEA ROOM HAS PROVIDED VALID DATA REGARDING ALL THIS IN HUNDREDS OF ARTICLES HERE
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THE 1% AND 2% AND 0,5% YOU HEAR ABOUT ARE INTENT ON THEIR SURVIVAL, SO WE MUST BECOME JUST AS INTENT, NO, MORE INTENT THAN THEY ARE ON OUR OWN SURVIVAL.

AGAIN, LET HISTORY TEACH YOU...AND LEARN, MY FRIENDS!
LEARN SO YOU DO NOT PERISH!





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FURTHER READING:  


--Science Meets UN Agenda 21, Eugenics and Population Control


-- A PREDICTION FROM THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT PAST:

There will be a stronger and stronger demand that some board or some single individual should be given power to act on their own responsibility.
The cry for an economic dictator is a characteristic stage in the movement toward planning.
Thus the legislative body will be reduced to choosing the persons who are to have practically absolute power.
The whole system will tend toward that kind of dictatorship in which the head of the government is position by popular vote, but where he has all the powers at his command to make certain that the vote will go in the direction he desires. 

Planning for the masses leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and, as such, essential if central planning on a large scale is to be possible. There is no justification for the widespread belief that, so long as power is conferred by democratic procedure, it cannot be arbitrary; it is not the source of power which prevents it from being arbitrary; to be free from dictatorial qualities, the power must also be limited. A true "dictatorship of the proletariat," even if democratic in form, if it undertook centrally to direct the economic system, would probably destroy personal freedom as completely as any autocracy has ever done.

Individual freedom cannot be reconciled with the supremacy of one single purpose to which the whole of society is permanently subordinated. To a limited extent we ourselves experience this fact in wartime, when subordination of almost everything to the immediate and pressing need is the price at which we preserve our freedom in the long run. The fashionable phrases about doing for the purposes of peace what we have learned.to do for the purposes of war are completely misleading, for it is sensible temporarily to sacrifice freedom in order to make it more secure in the future, but it is quite a different thing to sacrifice liberty permanently in the interests of a planned economy. 

“The “social goal,” or “common purpose,” for which society is to be organized is usually vaguely described as the “common good,” the “general welfare,” or the “general interest.” It does not need much reflection to see that these terms have no sufficiently definite meaning to determine a particular course of action. The welfare and the happiness of millions cannot be measured on a single scale of less and more.

"Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom," de Tocqueville said.
"Democracy attaches all possible value to each man," he said in 1848, "while socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."

To allay these suspicions and to harness to its cart the strongest of all political motives—the craving for freedom — socialists began increasingly to make use of the promise of a "new freedom." Socialism was to bring "economic freedom," without which political freedom was "not worth having."

To make this socialist argument sound plausible, the word "freedom" was subjected to a subtle change in meaning. The word had formerly meant freedom from coercion, from the arbitrary power of other men. Now it was made to mean freedom from necessity, release from the compulsion of the circumstances which inevitably limit the range of choice of all of us. Freedom in this sense is, of course, merely another name for power or wealth. The demand for the new freedom was thus only another name for the old demand for a redistribution of wealth.

As the writer Peter Drucker expressed it in 1939, "the complete collapse of the belief in the attainability of freedom and equality through Marxism has forced Russia to travel the same road toward a totalitarian society of un-freedom and inequality which Germany has been following. Not that communism and fascism are essentially the same. Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion, and it has proved as much an illusion in Russia as in pre-Hitler Germany."

No less significant is the intellectual outlook of the rank and file in the communist and fascist movements in Germany before 1933. The relative ease with which a young communist could be converted into a Nazi or vice versa was well known, best of all to the propagandists of the two parties. The communists and Nazis clashed more frequently with each other than with other parties simply because they competed for the same type of mind and reserved for each other the hatred of the heretic.
[SOURCE] http://www.zerohedge.com/news/fa-hayek-great-utopia


--SETTING UP THE NEW UTOPIA...
In the book 'The Assassination of New York', the deindustrialization of the city—more than 700,000 manufacturing jobs, two-thirds of the total, disappeared between 1950 and 1990, a period when national factory employment rose by more than a third—wasn’t merely the product of “outside forces” like globalization and technological change. It was planned, via the influence of the RPA and other entities like the Real Estate Board of New York on the city planning apparatus. Instead of protecting manufacturing as a valuable resource using zoning and tax breaks, exactly the opposite tack was taken: zoning changes and tax breaks designed to squeeze the little factories out and replace them in accordance with the six-part hierarchy listed above.

The strategy was so successful in Manhattan that by the 1980s, planners started looking across the water for fresh opportunities. Then-Mayor Ed Koch appointed a Commission on the Year 2000—consisting of the usual cast of lawyers, bankers, developers, philanthropists and the like—to plan the transition to a new millennium. The commission published its report, grandly titled New York Ascendant, in 1987, the year of a great stock market crash (though not as great as 1929, the year of the RPA’s plan).

Among other things, it envisioned pushing the central business district out from Manhattan and across the East River into Queens (particularly Long Island City) and Brooklyn (particularly downtown). The development in these frontier zones would be more back-office than executive suite, but it would require the displacement of existing industrial properties (Long Island City) and low-end retail. Of course, planners are too discreet to use the word “displacement”; instead, New York Ascendant describes the agenda as one of improving the “ambiance.”  




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