Zion, Hamas, Monsoon
The Emperor has no clothes, right? We're talking Capital / Empire right?
So the gentle, somewhat feeble folks of NZ - like most boreal or austral islands, the clever have left - elect a Jew money-changer, only to discover that a Jew has just committed the biggest fraud in history, and all your savings for old-age have been stolen.
Well, we know that Jews control the media, but isnt it a tad gross for TV1 to screen "the diary of Anne Frank" just as the casualty-averse (doesnt that mean cowardly?) IDF is hesitating about entering the streets of Gaza City?
Boycot the Occupying Zionist Entity
Do we really need to spend $5 bucks for a cup of latte from Starbucks so that CEO Howard Shultz can be honored with a “Friend of Zion Tribute Award?” Must we stuff our faces with McDonald’s lousy burgers so that chairman and CEO Jack M Greenberg can work with the Jewish United Fund to “maintain American military, economic and diplomatic support for Israel; monitor and, when necessary, respond to media coverage of Israel”?
Until mid-2007, there was a serious political obstacle to a massive conventional war by Israel against Hamas in Gaza: the fact that Hamas had won free and fair elections for the Palestinian parliament..
As of last week...Sadly, only 30 OZE invaders injured 2 serious, (NYT) Hamas obviously hasnt got the good rockets, as shown by OZE helicopters in the air last week, where there were afraid to fly over Lebanon.
Hamas is too new, too infiltrated by spies, not Shia enough? Its birth was assisted by OZE as an anti Fatah idea.
Such a small enclave, only tiny tunnels to not so friendly Egypt. re-supply is not going to work.
Deep tunnels are required. The VC found that B52 carpet bombing could crush even deep tunnels, you need lots of exits
Hizb used reinforced concrete. With tiny IR cameras at ground level.
OZE did some saturation bombing in 'open ground' (NYT) to de-mine an invasion track.
Perhaps Hamas has some prepared sites in places where OZE armour will wander. It would be a shame if OZE doesnt get a bashing. People are saying that OZE hasnt fought well since 73, so I guess they are reduced to fish in a barrel.
[Update: The OZE lost a few in a booby-trapped house, expect more if OZE gets up the courage to actually enter the streets of Gaza city]
By looking at 6500-year-old fossil corals in Indonesia, Abram and her colleagues found that strong monsoons - which bring more warm, moist air and rain to India than usual - have historically been associated with cool sea temperatures on the other side of the Indian Ocean, close to the western coast of Indonesia.
...Climatologists call this an Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event. Dipole events are associated with drought in Indonesia and all the way to southern Australia, so Abram's findings suggest that strong Asian monsoons cause drought in these regions through an IOD.
Trumping El Niño
...But the results contradict conventional understanding of the relationship between drought in Indonesia and Australia and warm El Niño events in the Pacific.
...."The implication of Abram and colleagues' work is that the Asian monsoon trumps [El Niño]," say Overpeck and Cole.
The computer models arent very good on the Monsoon, so India & South China are taking a huge gamble on Carbon
Families vs Mass Extinction
The intellectual, science based ,Barak team, admits that it cant afford to halt runaway greenhouse.
That is, it cant afford to save its children and grandchildren from chaos and desolation.
Donttya just love good people?
“So putting additional burdens on American families right now, I think, is a mistake,” re petrol tax
"families", those with house unit and car unit(s) are the Downpressor Identified (DI) social units - those that identify with the Owners
They have to believe the hype.
1% Own the world
5% Are DI units
the rest are just getting by.
Marx failed to see that Capital devolves into Gangsta states, where the Owners despise law, steal and lie at will.
Marx couldnt know of the extent that scientific truth might counter health and environment dangers. Exxon now devotes great resource to fake science.
The rest are only faintly into politics, unless cluster bombs are actually in the hall. Learned Helplessness, loyalty extending only to the Baranguay Captain, and that only if hes on your side.
Ah the feckless poor, dont they care about their grandchildren?
Class rigid: England India
Confucian Prison societies China, USA. NZ??
There is a lot of alarming talk about acid seas.
The coral reefs we have now are rather young, Great Barrier is 45K years old?
In other ages, different organisms built reefs.
So something surely build, unless the seas go stinky.
Did sea shells exist under previous high CO2?
The current biosphere is unusually diverse, and oddly cold.
If acid really does kill krill, which isnt certain, then the big whales are history. Gaia may never build em so big again.
"sea squirts, though alien in appearance, are chordates"
- and my favourite candidate for presentation to aliens, as marvelous life