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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

THE DRAGON HAS LANDED ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON



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The "dark" side of the moon, as photographed from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Dragon's Chang’e-4 has landed inside the darker patch near the south pole.Image by NASA

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 China recently landed an unmanned vehicle on the dark side of the moon. That side has been seen from orbit many times but this is the first roving vehicle known so far to touch down specifically to explore the "dark side". The "dark side" actually does get some sunlight but always faces away from earth. The mission may be useful from a geological viewpoint in that it may help illuminate the origins of the moon, and provide some hints as to how and where mineral mining might be profitable. The lander is named the Chang'e-4 for a moon goddess of Chinese mythology. The unmanned lander mission illustrates that China has advanced in space far enough to land vehicles on the moon. Space experts predict that the lunar explorer, a useful mission in its own right is a part and parcel of China's intended manned moon mission. If the Chinese land men on the moon any time soon theirs will be the first manned moon landing in roughly 50 years. 

 A Chinese moon landing is troublesome to contemplate. First, the Chinese performance in the South China Sea indicates a serious disregard for established international law. While the US was the first manned mission to land on the moon  we made it very clear that we made no territorial claims on the moon and that no single nation should make territorial claims anywhere in the solar system. The US went at its own expense but stated they went for "all mankind". The dragon doesn't work that way. Their claims in the South China Sea extend even into the established territorial sea of the Philippines and they have trespassed and even established artificial islands in the recognized exclusive economic zones of their neighbors. It should be cause for alarm that China may soon be landing men on any moons or planets within the solar system. 
 
 Some years ago we drew parallels between admiralty law and space exploration concerning outlying satellite territories. We think that as the only inhabited planet in the solar system we have an exclusive right to develop the other planets. But the United States sees this as a right of mankind, the planet Earth in a collective sense, not a new colonialism to be carried out in competition by the planet's nation states. Here is how we saw it a few years ago, and we still see it that way. And we still see the Dragon on the world oceans as a "claim jumper" and fear their attitude once they become accomplished space travelers: 
 

"The battle over the open versus the closed seas likely parallels any existing order in space. One of the first precepts of maritime international law is that the sea beyond territorial waters is a common highway open to all on "innocent passage".  Where territorial waters enclose or infringe on international straits and passages linking the seas, an international servitude exists, giving ships of all nations a right of innocent passage. Adjacent coastal states also have various exclusive rights by way of the Outer Continental Shelf Convention and the most recent "Law of the Sea Convention"to regulate certain fisheries and exploit bottom resources, especially mineral resources out to about 200 miles from shore varying a bit with circumstances. But beyond 12 miles from shore all ships have the right of innocent passage. Beyond the various Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) the sea surface, the water column, and the bottom and subsurface bottom are legally in the international "commons". This concept of "freedom of the seas" was not adopted automatically and is still fought by some nations today. Wars were fought over the issue and may be fought again. However the logic of freedom of the seas seems settled and irrefutable. The commerce between nations is carried on the seas. Without freedom of the seas the global economy is impossible to maintain. The vast seas which once separated cultures now unite them. It is likely that the same logic was long ago applied in space if older space faring cultures exists, especially if there are numbers of them. The likely first rule of space is that it is regarded as a common highway open to all.

 The Second likely rule of space is similar to the modern maritime concept of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)  and some ancient Polynesian concepts concerning uninhabited islands. Many , if not most of the islands of Polynesia are simply too small, too low lying, or lack sources of fresh water and were labeled by the European explorers as "uninhabited". But actually these out lying islands with no permanent human inhabitants were in fact owned, tended,and  were important food sources for Polynesian societies living sometimes several days sail away on larger fresh water endowed islands. The people of the larger permanently inhabited islands would visit the out lying islands to harvest coconuts, fish including tending saltwater ponds created as a form of aquaculture, and plant, tend, and harvest other crops. The truth was that the larger islands could not support their human populations without these additional crop lands and fishing grounds. One of the reasons we will push out into our solar system is that our ever expanding population on this planet needs the additional resources. So a probable second rule of any interstellar legal regime is that in any planetary system with intelligent life on any one planet, the inhabitants of that planet have the exclusive legal right to develop economically the out lying uninhabited planets. Apparently, if we give credence to astronaut reported UFO sightings, the right of innocent passage for all space faring civilizations remains. 

 A third probably sure bet is that in approaching anything like the port towns that Columbus saw on the Mayan coast, there will be a regular routine and procedures for formal entry with due notice to the authorities. If we ever find anything looking remotely like a space port we'd better hang well back and attempt to establish contact before attempting to enter or even draw close.. "


 This latest Chinese space mission illustrates even more space capability than that suggested by simply a planetary landing. Communications are difficult on the far side of the moon for mission controllers. Before landing the lunar probe the Chinese put a communications satellite in orbit around the moon to facilitate their communications with their probe. The Chinese are doing things now that the United States did in the 60s and 70s, but their achievements will seem far more impressive since we haven't stunned the world in space in decades. Many adults today weren't even born in the 60s and 70s. The Chinese reruns will look like something out of the future vice the past. The dragon is in space to stay and they will have no qualms about bringing the outer planets into the orbit of the "Middle Kingdom". We are living the Chinese curse; "May you live in interesting times".



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Friday, December 28, 2018

A FRIENDLY REMINDER: THE COLLECTIVIST MOVEMENT DOESN'T SPRING OUT OF NOWHERE



 WHY IS IT THAT LIBERALS ALWAYS ACCUSE CONSERVATIVES OF BEING NAZIS? YET THE NAZIS WERE THE NATIONAL SOCIALISTS PARTY OF GERMANY. WE PASS THIS REMINDER OF WHO IS BEHIND THE GLOBAL SOCIALISTS MOVEMENT FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE ON THE INTERNET. IF THIS INTERFERS WITH ANYONE'S COPY RIGHT PLEASE NOTIFY US IN THE COMMENTS SECTION JUST BELOW THIS BLOG POST. IF THIS HAS COPYRIGHT PROTECTION WE WILL BE ONLY TOO HAPPY TO REMOVE IT FROM OUR SITE. IF INDEED, AS WE SUSPECT, YOU ACTUALLY WANTED THE WIDEST EXPOSURE POSSIBLE WE ARE PLEASED TO EXPAND THE FORUM FOR DEBATE. IF YOU SUPPORT THIS POSITION OR DENY IT FEEL FREE TO REPLY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW.

FROM THE 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW:

 "Kroft: “My understanding is that you went … went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.”

Soros: “Yes, that’s right. Yes.”
Kroft: “I mean, that’s — that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?”
Soros: “Not, not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t … you don’t see the connection. But it was — it created no — no problem at all.”
Kroft: “No feeling of guilt?”
Soros: “No.”
 This man advised Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WE THE PEOPLE CAN BUILD THE WALL EVEN WITH A NEGLIGENT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN OFFICE

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EDITORS NOTE: January 14, 2019

THE BUILD THE WALL FUND IS NO LONGER JUST FUNDING THE WALL THEY ARE BUILDING IT AND THE FEDS CAN'T STOP THEM. Brian Kolfage's Gofundme drive to finance the wall started running into issues of Federal non cooperation. So the focus has changed. The fund is actually starting to build the wall on private lands in cooperation with land owners who abut the border. No one can stop them. At the point where the focus changed from simply funding the wall to actually building it the fund was raising about $1 million every day and half. You can still donate, the monies are now being used as we write this to build wall sections. More over according to Brian Kolfage: " "Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications". Go to https://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall for more details.

 Brian Kolfage is a medically retired member of the US Air Force who lost two legs and a hand and wrist in Iraq. Like about 61 million other Americans he believes in border security and is convinced, as is President Donald Trump, that the situation on our Southern Border is such that a physical wall is absolutely needed. Meanwhile a negligent House of Representatives has been elected that has no intention of funding the wall construction despite what the people want ,and the fact that construction has already started, and that in the end, Mexico will be forced to reimburse the U.S. Treasury (read why and how HERE) . 
If every one of the estimated 61 million Trump supporters denoted $80 this would cover the complete wall construction. But even if the gofundme campaign launched by Brian fell well short of that goal, the fact that as of this writing his campaign has raised nearly $1 million is reasonable assurance that the construction will continue. Meanwhile, the Democrats continue to try to open the border so that they can register more illegal democratic voters. 

We be;lieve that Brian is correct  and that the Trump Administration is legally able to accept the donated funds for this express purpose. We trust the assurances that Brian has described in his gofundme posting. Learn more about Brian personally at Facebook. We think Brian is right about both the need for the wall and the ability of we the people to directly fund it. We believe he is a trust worthy guy and the perfect leader for this people's movement. Show the new Democratic Party House of Representatives that if they don't look out for the people we will look out for our selves and we will remember who betrayed our trust in 2020. Be sure to read the how and why, eventually we will recoup costs from Mexico (HERE). When we do, if we the people fund the wall we will be in a good position to insist the incoming revenues from Mexico go to border security. Our Socialists neighbor to the North, Canada has begun to welcome immigration by supposed "former" ISIS members. We share the longest open border in the world with Canada. Soon we will need a very expensive second wall. As long as the Democratic party continues to exist and win elections, any election our national security is up to us. Donate to the wall and vote Republican, even if you feel that you have to hold your nose to do it. 

 If you prefer to not donate on line but would like to support the wall send your check to:
 Make Payable to : "WeFund The Wall" C/O

Brian Kolfage 
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Friday, December 14, 2018

REALITY FIRM MAY REFURBISH THE SS UNITED STATES

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/realty-firm-may-rebuild-ss-united-states-as-moored-facility

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SS United States in her heyday (file image courtesy SS United States Conservancy as featured in the linked article in Maritime Executive

 We first wrote about the SS UNITED STATES in November of 2016 in COULD THIS BE A FEMA ASSET OR WILL IT CRUISE AGAIN OR HEAD FOR THE SCRAP HEAP: Exploring Decaying SS United States Ocean Linerhttps://americanadmiraltybooks.blogspot.com/2016/11/could-this-be-fema-asset-or-will-it.html  Since then there has been extensive exploration of what to do with the the aging but seemingly potentially utilitarian and historic hull. 
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 A recent study indicated that the vessel is structurally sound but can not be brought up to the present SOLAS code without modifications that would negatively impact the ships stability.  One New York real estate company proposes to make over the historic vessel as a permanently moored hotel, condo or mixed use facility.Maritime Executive has the story and you can link in here: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/realty-firm-may-rebuild-ss-united-states-as-moored-facility

Thursday, December 13, 2018

LESSONS FROM FARTING TERMITES


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I found the E-mail exchanges quoted below in my personal E-mail. The names of the communicating parties have been removed to protect them from the PC police. There is real food for thought here on subjects from climate change to political analysis and dialogue.


THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOME TIME AGO REPORTED:  
"The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
Exploration expe ditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.
Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.
Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.
Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic,
while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before
ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea
will! rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.
I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2 , 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 96 years ago. This must have been caused by the Model  T Ford's emissions or possibly from horse and cattle farts."
 I found this post most interesting. Seems there have been climate alarmists as long as there has been Climate awareness. One of the responses was priceless and is quoted below. Funny you start thinking about methane gas and really interesting theories emerge. The scary thing is both of these posts are as real as a heart attack!-Johnas
Continue reading for an alternative "theory" ( probably the actual origin of atmospheric methane) that is mind blowing. 
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 Very interesting. Sorry it took me so long to notice this fuel for thought. Here is some more food for thought about the percentage of methane gas in the atmosphere. The percentage of methane gas in our atmosphere is about the same as it has always been since we developed the technology to measure it. The evidence is that the percentage of methane gas in the atmosphere has probably been pretty stable since before the rise of the mammals. So where did the original methane come from? 

 Believe it or not....termite flatulence ! This is not a joke this is why methane was here before the mammals. The largest biomass on earth is the sum total of all of the termite family. Termites represent more individual members in terms of living species and the combined weight of the global biomass of all the presently living termites exceeds the combined weight of all of human kind and their cattle. Termites have been on earth eating dead vegeta tion and expelling methane for millions of years before man and his cattle, chickens, and hogs appeared. More over termites contribute far more to the maintenance of steady methane levels today than all other life forms and agricultural / industrial activities combined. 

 We really don't know what roll methane plays in our atmosphere exactly or how its presence contributes to biodiversity. But we know this, it is only after termite provided methane appeared in the atmosphere that biodiversity really exploded.

 Makes you wonder; who really is the dominant life form on the planet man or termite? Which species has really had the greatest impact on the planet? We already know the termite family has more individuals , more total weight, a proven beneficial effect on the atmosphere , a probable beneficial effect on biodiversity, and a great capacity to survive humans and their domesticated mammals.

 Now personally I think  Im smarter than a termite and that the collective intelligence of the human race is of a wholly different order. Some of us (typically not liberal progressives or other collectivist ) are capable of critical thinking. Real critical thinking requires a heathy dose of humility . Critical thinking allows us to consider the termites and the cosmos . Collectivist thinking likens us to a termite mound in need of a queen. Critical thinking allows us to appreciate the termites and their role in our evolution and appreciate the qualitative difference that has evolved. Collectivist will push us back into the Termite mound where we will produce only flatulence not nearly as useful as that of the termites. 

 Never forget that in the 2016 election the Communist Party USA did not field a presidential candidate but instead endorsed Hillary Clinton. Now you may more clearly envision where she was taking us. 

 There is no copyright on this. If after your own critical analysis you find this to be food for thought, please pass it on.

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Termite mounds can be as impressive as primative human shelters, and far more complex inside. But do you want to be a drone?


The Great Catfish got into the role of termites a few times in the past, long before we noticed the above quoted exchange:

The Great Namazu

"But we also mentioned how the planet acquired most of its atmospheric methane content not by man and his domestic animals but from termite flatulence over many more millions of years than any of you mammals have been on the planet. Obviously the Great Dying occurred before any of you bipeds were walking above ground. Scientists have long wondered about the "Great Dying" and most often in the past speculated that the event was related to one of those macro agents of climate change. Our discussion of termite flatulence was the first hint I issued that sometimes agents of macro climate change can be micro in nature. Now a number of scientist reviewing the latest data on the Great Dying are starting to theorize that the cause of the macro climate change was indeed micro in nature, indeed smaller individually than the termites ,which by the way, survived the "Great Dying"https://americanadmiraltybooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-great-namazu-explains-great-dying.html

THE GREAT NAMAZU EXPLAINS THE GREAT DYING

Termite Flatulence Alone Did Not Cause The Great Dying, There Was Probably A Microbial Alliance

 

The Great Namazu Explains "The Great Dying"


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 As I explained in my essay IN DEFENSE OF THE REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OF DEMIGODS I am a personification of forces of nature. Demigod was not a job description that I chose. As I explained to my now friends from the religious right as a giant catfish I'm ineligible for baptism though, as I explained, personally I'm a monotheist. But as a product of the human imagination, as a personification of forces of nature I'm very concerned with the future of intelligent bipeds on this planet since I'm utterly reliant on your collective imagination for continued existence. So when certain political elements start playing fast and loose with scientific data I fell obligated to apply my 3,000 years of accumulated wisdom to set things straight. In looking at how little real data you bipeds have on weather over even the last 200 years my 3,000 year perspective has been a pretty accurate BS detector. But I have to admit in the interest of scientific accuracy that I have no particular advantage of hindsight when we start talking about events 252 million years in the past. Yet we know that about 252 million years ago the greatest extinction of life forms ever on this planet happened. Knowing why would be most instructive in helping the intelligent bipeds, and consequently we surviving Namazui, to survive a similar event. 

Over 252 million years ago the carbon mix in the earth's atmosphere changed radically in a relatively short time. This created climate change, and something often referred to as the "Great Dying". The end-Permian extinction event caused the extinction of roughly 90% of the life forms in the oceans and wrecked similar havoc on land. In previous posts on massive natural climate change we focused on mega climate changers like massive volcanic activity, planetary orbital changes, planetary axis wobble, comet and meteor strikes. But we also mentioned how the planet acquired most of its atmospheric methane content not by man and his domestic animals but from termite flatulence over many more millions of years than any of you mammals have been on the planet. Obviously the Great Dying occurred before any of you bipeds were walking above ground. Scientists have long wondered about the "Great Dying" and most often in the past speculated that the event was related to one of those macro agents of climate change. Our discussion of termite flatulence was the first hint I issued that sometimes agents of macro climate change can be micro in nature. Now a number of scientist reviewing the latest data on the Great Dying are starting to theorize that the cause of the macro climate change was indeed micro in nature, indeed smaller individually than the termites ,which by the way, survived the "Great Dying".

 New data indicates that the change in the carbon percentage in the atmosphere may have been caused by some microbial unwitting alliance with the termites. It is speculated from new data that a microbe mutated and ran wild fire through the oceans. This microbe evolved ( via a rather sudden mutation ) an ability to digest organic material into methane. To come to this new understanding of the causation of the "Great Dying" scientists had to look at the geochemical clues, the most prominent one in the geological record is a sudden swing in the balance of carbon isotopes stored in rock of the same period. If geologists can determine the cause of the sudden carbon profile shift they will be able to identify the cause of the "Great Dying". In the past science has speculated about the usual culprits, macro causes like massive volcanism, or a drop in sea level, but none of the macro causes quite match the data and you bipeds weren't around to blame things on. So far, the microbial explanation seems to be working out as the best fit.

 Here at the Namazu School of Climatology we vehemently deny being "climate change deniers" ( a political , not scientific term) Climates change , that's what they do. We may possibly be having an effect on climate right now but in terms of rising temperatures that effect, if any had been decreasing for some time when two years ago a bunch of solar flares at least temporarily gave us two harsh winters that dropped average global temperatures back below a fraction of a degree of their average when we first began to notice "global warming". The predictions are that these solar flare events will continue to drive colder than average winters through 2012, though that seems a bit speculative. Our point is that climates change, that's what they do. The causes may be macro or micro but nature has plenty of such climate change mechanisms and there is nothing we can do about them. However if we'd simply admit that climate change can be sudden, drastic, and happen independent of man's actions we might finally be able to concentrate some governmental, corporate, and individual effort on doing what we can technologically to insure the survival of human civilization in time for the next major event. Its not a case of if, its a case of when. But by addressing building codes, flood control, and food production security large urban concentrations of bipeds will be able to survive. Right now such a climate change would result in a "Great Dying" of the bipeds.

Here are some links to some more scientific explanations:
http://www.space.com/26654-microbe-innovation-started-largest-earth-extinction.html?cmpid=514648

http://www.astrobio.net/topic/solar-system/earth/geology/an-extinction-in-the-blink-of-an-eye/