Monday 23rd of October 2017

sad...

sad...

 

Sad. This is a sad planet. So much hope for a “better future” and yet so much human ineptitude and so many disappointments. Is this the best we can do?

Can we say without desperately going nuts that the mad dork in the White House is the best we can do? 

The sad thing is that the alternative candidate for the job of leading the world was a duplicitous warmonger with words of peace in her trap. Could we have done better than the sad crop of candidates, Rubio, Jeb, etc, to the most important post of the most important human? So we end up with an ignoramus clown. We might have to consider ourselves lucky while we can deflate the tires of his tricycle.

Look, here, his next trick is to demand an I. Q. contest against another luminary who has just realised the clown was a fucking moron, but isn’t brave enough to tell it to the clown's cream-cheese-attracting face.

An intelligent person could not win an I. Q. contest in these conditions. A clever person would. An intelligent person would know that the round peg goes in the round hole. A clever person would hammer the square peg into the round hole or whatever shape hole including their own sphincteraling arsehole — or someone else’s, ours... 

When we need intelligent people who know and trust the sciences we get idiots with square pegs who are sociopathic enough to get to the top by pushing these into round holes. The list of psychos is long: Hitler, Napoleon, Trump, Obama, the Bushes, Ceasar, Constantinus, countless Popes and many more, including our own Abbott and Turnbull. They are unintelligent tricksters. Our sad story is that to counter these idiots with square pegs we need to develop our own sociopath to kill them off with a triangular one, or a pointed wooden peg like killing vampires. 

This is where someone like Einstein would loose an I. Q. contest with Trump. Einstein would find few of the solutions needed to solve the often low level trick questions such as “why did the cow cross the road? (Answer: to get to the udder side), while The Donald would bribe the test examiners or should he not get what he wants he might kill him/her. That’s his preferred solution in regard to North Korea and Iran.

Can’t we do better than this? Blimey, we cannot...

Our own Julie is on her miniature soap-box to tell us we should fear a Nuclear Pacific! This idiot with a square peg has just realised that India, China, Russia, Pakistan, the US and North Korea are armed with nukes — which we have known for a long time. Rather than praise iCAN for trying to hem in nukes all around, she exclusively points the finger at North Korea, possibly because that's where the other "mad man" resides, which to say the least is trying to prevent another Libya and Syria and Iraq on his own territory, with nuclear delusions, may be, but history speaks for itself as a round peg. 

Imagine China and Russia without nukes... By now the psychos in the USA would have bombed them out of existence. That's the way they think and they still are trying to understand why a bloke armed to the teeth killed 59 people in Las Vegas, sin city, and injured more than 500...

It's time for a rethink, but, hey, it won't happen... We love violence against round holes too much...

 

slowly loosing the cap...

Scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) said the rate of ice loss this summer had been slowed by cool mid-summer weather over the central Arctic Ocean. The record minimum came in 2012, when the ice area fell to 483,000 square miles below the 2017 extent.

Ted Scambos at NSIDC said the Arctic sea ice had set a record for the smallest winter extent earlier in 2017 and was on track to be close to the 2012 record minimum until July. But a cloudy and cooler than normal August slowed the melting.

“Weather patterns in August saved the day,” Scambos said. The fast shrinking Arctic ice cap is increasingly thought to have major impacts on extreme weather patterns much further south, due to its influence on the jet stream. Floods, heatwaves and severe winters in Europe, Asia and North America have all been linked to the Arctic meltdown. “It’s bound to have an impact on global climate,” Scambos said.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/20/melting-arctic-ice-c...

preparing the coffin of planet earth...

The Trump administration formally proposed on Tuesday to roll back yet another of President Barack Obama’s efforts to position the United States as a global leader in the fight against climate change. The move, though widely anticipated, was deeply disheartening. In March Mr. Trump ordered Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which was aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Mr. Pruitt, a climate denier closely tied to the fossil fuel industry, was only too happy to oblige — boasting to an audience of Kentucky coal miners on Monday that the plan was dead and that “the war on coal is over.”

All this is infuriating on several levels.

It repeated the same false narrative that congressional Republicans have been peddling for years and that Mr. Trump’s minions are peddling now — that environmental regulations are job killers, that restraining greenhouse gas emissions will damage the economy, that the way forward lies in digging more coal and punching more holes in the ground in the search for oil.

It reaffirmed the administration’s blind loyalty to dirtier energy sources, ignoring the pleas of corporate leaders who know that economic momentum and new investment lie with cleaner sources of energy, and fear that without innovation their costs will rise and their competitive edge over foreign countries will be lost.

read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/opinion/trump-coal-climate-emissions.html

 

Read from top...

faceoff of the dumb-dumbs...

Who would win in an IQ faceoff, President Trump or Secretary of State Rex Tillerson?

Of all the pressing questions Americans have for their government right now, that one is pretty far from the top of the list.

But the world’s foremost group of verified smart people has offered to help answer it anyway.

Mensa, the international high-IQ society, said it would be willing to administer its qualifying test to the two men after a feud over their respective brainpower appeared to boil over on Tuesday.

The spat almost reads like something out of the Onion, so bizarre that it could pass as satire.

 

read more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/10/11/mensas-bra...

 

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trump’s temper tantrum...

 

President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to revote the licenses of TV networks such as NBC and CNN whom he accuses of promulgating fake and unfair stories about him. The threat, in the form of a tweet, does not appear well-researched, as it’s virtually impossible for Trump to use the federal government to take licenses from networks he disagrees with. But First Amendment advocates caution that what looks like an empty threat could violate free-speech protections.

With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017

 

 

Were Trump to try to follow through on his threat, it’s unclear how he might proceed. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in charge of regulating communications via TV, radio, and other media. The FCC is an independent federal agency whose members are appointed to five-year terms, and the current commissioners are unlikely to carry out the president’s war with the media: The FCC’s chairman, Agit Pai, is known for having a pro-corporate agenda, not one of sinking networks by kicking them off the air. Glen Robinson, who served as an FCC commissioner in the 1970s, says he doesn’t think Pai “would be stupid enough to act on Trump’s temper tantrum.”

read more:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/why-trump-cant-actually-kick...

 

This is what blew his lid off:

 

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied a report from NBC News that he told his national security advisers in July he wanted to increase the country's nuclear arsenal by nearly tenfold, saying he argued for its modernization.

NBC News said the president called for the increase after he was shown a chart indicating the stockpile of US nuclear weapons had slid from a high of 32,000 in the 1960s. Trump said he wanted to have that same number now, NBC reported.

 

Read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/world/donald-trump-sought-nearly-tenfold-increase-...

 

hundreds still missing...

 

The death toll in Northern California wildfires has risen to 40 people, making them the deadliest in the state’s history. Hundreds more people remain missing as thousands of firefighters continue to battle the blazes across the state.

On Saturday, Sonoma County coroner’s office reported that two more people had perished in fires which are raging just north of San Francisco. Overall the 16 ongoing fires across Northern California claimed the lives of 40 people, with hundreds more still officially missing.

read more:

https://www.rt.com/usa/406718-california-wildfires-horror-devastation/

 

Any of this can be attributed to "global warming"... At this stage, controlling fires and fires going out of control is a question of a few extra knots of wind speed...

See also: 

What is global warming?

 

meanwhile in vietnam...

 

Xinhua news agency has reported that the number of people killed in landslides and floods in Vietnam has reached 60, while 31 have been injured.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The agency added, citing the Vietnamese Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, 37 more people were considered to be missing.

read more:

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201710151058244486-death-toll-landslide-vie...