I read a very well done article about the Earth’s temperature cooling. The article noted on extremely important fact: “A study in British medical journal The Lancet reached the following conclusion: Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analyzing over 74 million deaths in 384 locations across 13 countries. “
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Click on this link to visit Dr. Tim Ball’s website.
Can’t wait for the Global Warming Fear Mongers to blame the latest cold blast on Global Warming. To them everything is caused by Global Warming, yet they can never prove it. Their dire predictions of massive flooding and island states disappearing into the ocean have turned out to be failed predictions.
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One thing not mentioned on the news, is the Major Negative Impact this cold spell will have on the US Economy and First Quarter 2019 Financial Reporting.
Robotic Process Automation is what corporate leaders are calling the replacement of Human worker with machines. Creating Technological Unemployment is very big business.
Click on this link to visit The New York Times website to read their article titled “The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite“.
Video is courtesy of the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel
Click on this link to visit the UBS Investment Bank Website to read their article titled “The evolution of artificial intelligence“.
When corporate leaders are focused on Hoarding More Money, they lose site of one important fact. That is when people are replaced by machines, those Consumers will not have jobs and so will not have Spending Money in their pockets and will lose their ability to consume goods and services.
Consumers Spending Money is what drives the World Economies. When the “Spending Money” dries up and disappears for millions of people, then the world economies will dive into a Major Depression.
I have little doubt that Kamala Harris will be elected the next President of the United States in 2020. The only issue is that by 2020 the economy will be in a major recession, which will leave her little room to bring in reforms.
Kamala Harris held her first rally in Oakland and over 20,000 voters showed up. That is a huge turnout.
Video courtesy of the Global News YouTube Channel.
Click on this link to visit the Official Kamala Harris website.
Having Bad Breath could be a Major Risk Factor in developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Disease.
A new Medical Study just released sheds light on P. gingivalis colonization in a human Brain as being the cause of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The study also found that 100% of patients with Cardiovascular Disease had P. gingivalis arterial colonization.
The medical study is published by American Association for the Advancement of Science – Science Advances. Click on this link to visit the Science Advances site to read the study titled “Porphyromonas gingivalis in Alzheimer’s disease brains: Evidence for disease causation and treatment with small-molecule inhibitors“.
The following are brief excerpts (you can read the full Study at the link noted above) from this new Research Study:
“The bacterium called gingipains (P. gingivalis) were identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients.”
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“Oral P. gingivalis infection in mice resulted in brain colonization and increased production of Aβ1–42, a component of amyloid plaques. Further, gingipains were neurotoxic in vivo and in vitro, exerting detrimental effects on tau, a protein needed for normal neuronal function.”
“Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients exhibit neuroinflammation consistent with infection, including microglial activation, inflammasome activation, complement activation, and altered cytokine profiles (1, 2). Infectious agents have been found in the brain and postulated to be involved with AD, but robust evidence of causation has not been established (3).”
“In Apoe−/− mice, oral infection with P. gingivalis, but not with two other oral bacteria, results in brain infection and activation of the complement pathway (14). In transgenic mice overexpressing mutated human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP-J20), oral infection with P. gingivalis impairs cognitive function, increases the deposition of AD-like plaques, and results in alveolar bone loss compared to control hAPP-J20 mice (15). P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide has been detected in human AD brains (16), promoting the hypothesis that P. gingivalis infection of the brain plays a role in AD pathogenesis (17).”
“P. gingivalis is mainly found during gingival and periodontal infections; however, it can also be found at low levels in 25% of healthy individuals with no oral disease (18). Transient bacteremia of P. gingivalis can occur during common activities such as brushing, flossing, and chewing, as well as during dental procedures (19), resulting in documented translocation to a variety of tissues including coronary arteries (20), placenta (21), and liver (22).”
“A recent study found that 100% of patients with cardiovascular disease had P. gingivalis arterial colonization.” (23).
Video is courtesy of Joseph R Nemeth DDS & Associates YouTube Channel
Click on this link to visit the New Scientist website to reqd their article titled “We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it“.
Detonating a High Altitude Nuclear Blast would result in the creation of a massive EMP Pulse. That EMP Pulse would result in an extended blackout by in effect shutting down the electric power grid. Having no access to electricity for a year or multiple years, would result in the death of a large fraction of the American people through the effects of societal collapse, disease, and starvation.
A massive EMP Pulse would shutdown the Electric Power grid. Automobiles on roads to would stall out resulting in crashes. Electric powered vehicle would likely have the lithium batteries explode. As the EMP Pulse literally fried electronic equipment, fires would breakout every where. About 5% vehicles (per Senior NASA scientist Dr. Arthur T Bradley) hit by an EMP Pulse would not start up, include Emergency vehicles like Fire Trucks and Ambulances. Large electrical Transformers at Power Stations would overheat and electrical fires would start. These large transformers would take a very long time to get replaced and so the Power Grid would stay down until all fried equipment has been replaced. Just imagine life without electricity for a year or two or longer.
Dr. William R. Graham, former Chair, EMP Commission, 2001-2008, 2016-2017 discusses the devastating impact of n EMP Pulse generated by a high altitude Nuclear blast.
Video is courtesy of the Policy Studies Organization YouTube Channel
The following are excerpts from the latest and final report of the the EMP Commission:
“Across the U.S. government, the DoD and its supporting laboratories and contractors have by far the most knowledge, data, and experience related to the production of and survival from nuclear weapon-generated EMP. However, the DoD has largely failed to make this knowledge available to other government agencies and to the organizations that develop, build, and operate U.S. critical national infrastructure. For example, there has been a continuing unwillingness of the DoD to provide specific information about the EMP environment to the commercial community owing to classification restrictions.“
“THE EMP THREAT
The United States—and modern civilization more generally—faces a present and
continuing existential threat from naturally occurring and manmade electromagnetic pulse assault and related attacks on military and critical national infrastructures.
A nationwide blackout of the electric power grid and grid-dependent critical infrastructures—communications, transportation, sanitation, food and water supply—could plausibly last a year or longer.
Many of the systems designed to provide renewable, stand-alone power in case of an emergency, such as generators, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), and renewable energy grid components, are also vulnerable to EMP attack.
A long-term outage owing to EMP could disable most critical supply chains, leaving the U.S. population living in conditions similar to centuries past, prior to the advent of electric power.
In the 1800s, the U.S. population was less than 60 million, and those people had many skills and assets necessary for survival without today’s infrastructure. An extended blackout today could result in the death of a large fraction of the American people through the effects of societal collapse, disease, and starvation. While national planning and preparation for such events could help mitigate the damage, few such actions are currently underway or even being contemplated.”
“Any of several threats, as described here, must be considered:
• Solar superstorms can generate natural EMP over remarkably wide areas. Recurrence of the Carrington Event of 1859 is considered by many to be inevitable. NASA estimates the likelihood of such an event to be 10 to 12 percent per decade, making it very likely that Earth will be affected by a solar superstorm within a matter of decades. Such an event could blackout electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures, putting at risk the lives of many millions.
• Nuclear EMP attack might be conducted with only a single nuclear weapon detonated at high altitude or a few weapons at several hundred kilometers. These could be delivered by satellite, by a wide variety of long- and short-range missiles, including cruise and anti-ship missiles, by a jet doing a zoom-climb, or even by a high-altitude balloon. Some modes of attack could be executed relatively anonymously, thereby impairing deterrence.
• Russia, China, and North Korea now have the capability to conduct a nuclear EMP
attack against the U.S. All have practiced or described contingency plans to do so.“
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The International Monetary Fund has cut its world economic growth forecast for 2019. The IMF projected a 3.5 percent growth rate worldwide for 2019. that is 0.2 percent lower than their prior projection made in Oct. 2018.
Video is courtesy of the Global News YouTube channel
Germany has the largest economy in Europe, is slowing down and just missed officially being in a Recession in 2018.
The Chinese Economy is slowing down and it had the slowest growth rate in 2018 of the last 28 years.
The US is the world’s largest economy. When the US FED raises Interest Rates again in 2019, guess what will happen to the slowing US Economy?
Signs of the coming 2019 Recession are popping up everywhere.
John McAfee has done amazing things in his life.Often on the leading edge of things to come.
He is also running for the office of President of the United States (in 2020).
Video courtesy of the COINKOREA YouTube channel
He has not filed any Income Tax forms nor paid any Income Taxes apparently over the last 8 years. Here are his words on that “I have not paid taxes for eight years. I have made no secret of it … Today, Jan. 22, the IRS has convened a grand jury in the state of Tennessee to charge myself, my wife, Mrs. McAfee, four of my campaign workers with unspecified IRS crimes of a felonious nature. They want to silence me.“.
As long as he stays unconvicted, he can continue his run for political office. Being charged and being convicted are two different things. He will continue his campaign for the office of President of the United States, in exile from his Yacht.
Click on this link to visit the Crypto.IQ website to read their post titled “Crypto Proponent John McAfee Fleeing United States After Being Charged With Felonies by IRS; Will Run Presidential Campaign from a Boat“.
Just another sign that the US is heading towards a Recession in 2019. In the US, Home Sales FELL dramatically by 6.4% in December 2018.
Watch Home Sales plunge further, when the next FED Interest Hike is announced later in 2019.
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Click on this link to visit the AP News website to read their article titled “US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December“.
I called it a Sucker Rally. That is the current rise in the US Stock markets, so far in 2019.
Seems that I am not alone in being concerned that there is more volatility to come in 2019.
Click on this link to visit the CNBC website to read their article about the recent eTrade Survey results which is titled “E-Trade survey: America’s wealthy are ‘in preservation mode’ and don’t think we’ve seen the market bottom“.
Private Jets will fill the sky at Davos. Huge Limousines will then fill the streets of Davos. And no one will even mention the massive Carbon Footprint of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Attendees.
But what about the massive Carbon Footprints of World Economic Forum (WEF) Attendees in Davos and the impact on Global Warming – err Climate Change?
The silence speaks volumes.
Click on this line to visit the Air Charter Service website to read their article titled “1,500 PRIVATE JETS PREDICTED TO DESCEND ON DAVOS THIS WEEK“.
This is nothing new. Pretty much the same occurred last year at the 2018 WEF in Davos.
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Click on this link to visit the ZeroHedge website to read their article titled “1,500 Private Jets To Descend On Davos This Week, Up 50% From Last Year“.
The World’s rich and powerful business and political leaders will descend on Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday Jan 22 2019.
So will large fleets of limousines. In Switzerland, The Central Bank Chief and Government Ministers regularly take public transport. In contrast, many Attendees of the WEF 2019 Davos meeting will not use “Public Transit”.
Many attendees flew to Switzerland via Private Jets. Many Attendees to be driven around in huge Limousines. Their Carbon Footprint and impact on Global Warming – Climate Change is never mentioned. Why is that?
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The one thing missing is any talk about their impact on Global Warming – Climate Change. There will be no discussion about how “the huge Carbon Footprint” of the Davos attendees will impact Climate Change.
Click on this line to visit the Bloomberg / Quint website to read their article titled: “It’s Limos Versus Locals When the Elite Gather for Davos“.
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The coming Economic Crash will Dwarf the 2008 Financial Crisis.
Video is courtesy of the Evie Courtlandt YouTube Channel
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Click on this link to visit Gerald Celente’s Trend Research Institute website.
In Guangzhou, China’ major Export hub and 4th largest city the economy grew 6.5%. The forecast had been for 7.5% growth.
Click on this link to visit the South China Morning Post website to read their article titled: “China set to report slowest economic growth for 28 years“.
Click on this line to visit the China Economic Review website to read their article titled: “Guangzhou misses growth forecast as trade war bites“.
IMHO the slowdown in China’s economy is not related to the supposed Trade War with the USA. I believe that it is related to the wordwide slowdown of the major economies. For example Germany just missed being “officially’ in a Recession.
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2019 has only just started, but already the signs are showing up that Global Economies are headed towards Recession in 2019.
In the age of the multi-millionaire CEO salaries, I was awe struck by Jeff Bezos’s salary of only $81,840 per year.
He is also allocated $1.6 Million for a Security Detail, but that is not part of his salary. Even the Security Detail figure is very low and responsible.
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Actually all the top level Executives at Amazon get down to earth salaries of less than $200,000 per year each.
If the average company employee makes less than $100,000 per year, I could never understand how a Top Executive could get paid say $50,000,000 or more per year. The less than $100 thousand per year employee is productive in that they produce something which the company sells to bring in income. The CEO making $50 Million per year is a huge expense only, as they DO NOT produce anything, which the company can sell.
Jeff Bezos is the Richest Person on Planet Earth. His salary is not much more than the average salary of an Amazon.com employee. Jeff also wins at Income Tax Time because a lower salary means paying less Income Tax. Very smart on many counts.
Click on this link to visit the Salary.com website to view their page listing the salaries of the Top Executives at Amazon.com. The numbers posted are accurate.
Posted by Vincent Banial
There is an Opioid Crisis.
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Click on this link to visit the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey.
Sambuca di Sicilia is offering up homes in the town for €1, or approximately $1.50. Sambuca di Sicilia is located on Italy’s southern island of Sicily.
Click on this link to visit the CNN website to read their article titled “Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily sells homes for a dollar“.
Click on this line to visit the Italy Property Guides website to read their post titled “An Italian house for one euro“.
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Click on the is line to visit the CTVNEWS website to read their article titled: “Italian town offering up villas for $1.50“.
Posted by: Vincent Banial
The Royal Society published a Research Article by Ethan S. Bernstein and Stephen Turban about research studies on Open Offices. The research found “Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in both cases, with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM (Instand Messaging).“
Open Offices are found everywhere and are hated by those stuck working in them and for good reasons. Open Offices are way overrated.
Open Offices can get extremely loud. If you are doing phone support in an open office it gets distracting because you get to hear all the other conversations going on around you. When a shift end arrives, the noise levels rise dramatically.
Because people are crammed side by side in an open office, colds and flu are readily spread.
Video is courtesy of the The Feed YouTube channel
Click on this link to visit the Fast Company website to read their article titled: “Everyone hates open offices. Here’s why they still exist“.
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High-Tech Billionaires Have “Sold Out” America.
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Michelle Malkin and John Miano have written “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasals Are Screwing America’s Best and Brightest Workers.“
The OECD composite leading indicator has a near perfect record of giving advance warning of Recession lurking just around the corner.
Please click on this link to view chart of the OECD composite leading indicator https://data.oecd.org/chart/5rwx
Since 1970, when the OECD composite leading indicator had dropped below the 99.43 level a Recession followed in 1970, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1990, 2001 and 2008.
Another thing you will note that there is almost a cyclical component to Recessions. It was 10 years between 1970 and 1980. It was 11 years between 1980 and 1991. Another 11 years between 1991 and 2001. Then 7 years between 2001 and 2008. Add 11 years to 2008 and your get 2019. Surprise!!!!
Click on this link to view John Kemp’s charts related to his article: https://tmsnrt.rs/2HfQKH5
Click on this link to visit the Thomson Reuters Foundation News website to read John Kemp’s article titled: “Global economy is headed for recession: Kemp“.
In the United States and Germany, the tentative signs of easing growth momentum, that were flagged in December’s assessment, have been confirmed with easing growth momentum remaining the assessment for Canada, the United Kingdom and the euro area as a whole, including France and Italy.
H-1B Visas HUGE Impact on the US High Tech Job market.
Video courtesy of the PBS’s To The Contrary YouTube Channel
The foreign workers (mainly from India) who work at US based High Tech companies via the H-1B Visas are exposed to the latest US High Techbologies. The Visa is for 3 years. The knowledge that these people gain while working in the US, they then take back home to further develop India’s High Tech Industry.
This is a massive transfer of knowledge. In another decade China will likely be the top Worldwide Economy. India will come in at number 2. Both will leave the US behind.
Video is courtesy of the Stefan Molyneux YouTube Channel
John Miano is a leading expert on the effect of foreign labor on technology workers and a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. John is the co-author of “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers.”
Click on this line to visit Amazon.com to order “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers”.
Center for Immigration Studies Blog: http://cis.org/Miano-Blog
It’s 700HP engine can move this Mustang 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Huawei has invested Millions in research and development of 5G. Huawei is recognized as the world leader in the new 5G Cellular technology, which will bring with it the new Internet.
Video is courtesy of the RT America YouTube channel
Instead of investing time and money to create better technology, it is easier to harass this company and it’s executives. Using Fear Mongering by saying that Huawei is spying for the Chinese Government. Kinda like the Pot calling the Kettle black. Edward Snowden revealed how extensive US spying was.
Video is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal
So far Canada has arrested a major Huawei Excutive, apparently at the request of the US Government. I suspect strings were pulled and Poland comes out with yet another and more serious charge against another Huawei Executive. Funny how German and French Security and Intelligence Services have not said a word. Why? Maybe because Huawei does not spy for the Chinese Government and they will not allow themselves to be bullied into a false action.
Europe is a major market for Huawei. IMHO this is an attempt to stop the sale of Technically Superior Huawei 5G equipment in Europe.
Video is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal
If you cannot compete with better 5G Technology then hey maybe your government can Tar and Feather the competition who has developed better 5G Technology.
Video is courtesy of The Real News Network YouTube channel
Recent Quarterly Reports from Apple, indicated that iPhone sales in China were slowing down. Huawei also competes in the Cell Phone market and their Cell Phone sales are growing. Might be another reason for the under handed attacks on Huawei.
Video is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal