Wayuu Taya , Patricia Velasquez , Urea
Venezuelan model and actress Patricia Velasquez (was) appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace ..Velasquez was born in 1971 in La Guajira, one of the poorest regions in Venezuela... she was spotted by a model scout .. (The Jaguar, The Mummy, The Return of the Mummy, etc... She founded the Wayuu Taya Foundation in 2003 to help the indigenous people of her region, to whom she is related through her mother.
Hugo Chavez is saying that if Colombia President Uribe allows a USA base on La Guajira peninsular, near Venezuela, He,Hugo, will re-assert historical claims to the entire region
Uribe seems like a thouroughly indecent, unkindly sort of chap:
u.s. intelligence listed colombian president uribe among
"important colombian narco-traffickers" in 1991
"President Uribe said he would consider having Colombian workers have microchips implanted into their bodies before they are permitted to enter the United States to work on a seasonal basis,"
On morning of April 18, 2004, paramilitaries rolled up to this and two other houses. They proceeded to massacre the men, women and children at the houses using bullets, burning and dismemberment.
..What are the reasons behind this massacre? The killings followed a Wayuu report to the authorities of drug trafficking in the area. El Cerrejon corporation operates the largest open pit mine in the western hemisphere right in the middle of Wayuu territory. It's pretty obvious that the Wayuu are in the way of the coal interests. Another la Guajira coal company, Drummond, is currently in court defending accusations of hiring paramilitaries to kill union leaders
Hillel (1st century BCE) “what is hateful to you, don’t do to your neighbor. That is the whole of the Torah; the rest is commentary –- go and learn it.”
al-Nakba anniversary, passed on 15 May, rather too close to my birthday
isis, pulsed neutron source (600 mW protons slammed into tungsten)
rather grander than "A simple device that fits into a lab-coat pocket can be used to achieve deuterium-deuterium fusion along with its associated neutron flux under desktop conditions" - apparently a chilled 'egg sized' device warmed in that pocket could produce an unhealthy amount of neutrons as it warmed.
There still does not appear to be my ideal atlas: projections chosen from Robinson to sphere etc, global to local scale,
smoothly zooming, overlays of population, crops, mineral production etc. Guess I oughta write it myself.
Shades of Bucky Fullers big globe, which he imagined before Computer Graphics...
Starting with something like this
5yo Chimp >> college student > Old chimp
just watch the first few seconds of this video.. astounding how fast the chimp operates, way faster than any college student....
AG Plus, Matt Henry, said its two main fertilisers,
MAP or monammonium phosphate and DAP or diammonium phosphate, were worth between $420 and $450 a tonne two years ago. "Then last year they got as high as $780 to $800 a tonne," The price is now above $1400 a tonne.
because the Chinese Government has imposed a 100per cent duty on exports of the most common fertilisers, urea and MAP and DAP.
So Aus is exporting LPG at cheap-Howard prices to PRC then importing Haber-Bosch fetrliltisers back ???
How daft is that? What is an economic size for a fert. factory for Auz? Does that size change with 3x rise in fert. cost?
Why is the PRC only now causing (being blamed for??) price rises ?
(27.8 MBtu/tonne) 30390MJ = 3.04E10J/Ton
World production 130 million tonnes. = 3.95E18J
The entire fertilizer industry uses less than 2% of world energy consumption, and this is overwhelmingly concentrated in the production of ammonia. The ammonia industry used about 5% of natural gas consumption in the mid-1990s.
“Production of 1 ton of ammonia requires about 30 to 33 million Btu of natural gas—about 90% of the raw material cost,” he
4 out of 5 children Asia LatAm MidE have Haber-Bosch Nitrogen in their proteins
natural gas is increasingly being liquefied and shipped abroad in huge tankers as liquid natural gas—which now accounts for about 22% of global energy use.
1 million Btu in the fertilizer sector= an additional 218 kg of grain—= minimum caloric intake for one person for a year.
1 kcal = 4.187 kJ
By 2020, energy used for fertilizer production and distribution ...to 8,494 trillion Btu
Wayuu Taya , Patricia Velasquez , Urea