Monday, July 15, 2019

Clearing the Detritus from "Climate Change" Catch Basin


Two guest contributors: Yaya Canada and  Ontario Geofish

Yaya correctly identifies the "climate change" term as a catch all  for all sorts of unrelated occurrences.   Rather then "catch all" I'm going to clean up the "climate change" catch basin.

 No Dumping!

First Up Geofish: Clear-Air Convection Strikes Again- Turbulence strikes again
In the 70's they used to study clear air convection.  They used lasers and found huge convection cells of very high velocity.  But all that was destroyed when the 'greenhouse gas' religion came to nasa.  Now they don't do a thing, because to admit to this type of convection is to cast doubt on the carbon hypothesis.

For there can be no greenhouse effect if you have convection.  It's like having no glass in your greenhouse.....
The reports cited severe turbulence hit by an Air Canada Flight. Immediately the carbon cult came out with.. “Air turbulence could triple due to climate change”

As Geofish points out...
ps.  a clear-air convection cell is a dry thunderhead.  No plane goes into that.  But, as there are more planes in the air, we'll see more of this.

More planes in the air, more likelihood of turbulence troubles. 

Why immediately employ the climate change meme? Other then to keep catapulting the propaganda? Over and over to reinforce the thought in your mind. 

When one should look at the most obvious and probable explanation- More planes in the air = Greater chances of running into "turbulence"

FYI:  Britannica- Clear Air Turbulence
"Clear-air turbulence (CAT), erratic air currents that occur in cloudless air between altitudes of 6,000 and 15,000 metres (20,000 and 49,000 feet) and constitute a hazard to aircraft. This turbulence can be caused by small-scale (i.e., hundreds of metres and less) wind velocity gradients around the jet stream, where rapidly moving air is close to much slower air. It is most severe over mountainous areas and also occurs in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

Clear-air turbulence has not been known to cause aircraft to crash, but serious damage to airliners and many injuries to passengers have been reported. Detection for warning purposes is difficult and is usually based on pilot reports. Forward-looking infrared Doppler laser radar (called lidar) offers hope of alerting pilots to approaching clear-air turbulence"

Now Yaya - Plan 2014 & Lake Ontario flooding. The International Joint Commission?... lacks therapeutic value.

"Did you know about the International Joint Commission's long-time interest in regulating the water levels in the Great Lakes region? I sure didn't. But I don't think it should be as left out of the flooding equation as Trudeau seems to want it to be.  He clearly likes us to focus on "climate change" so that the money-making "CO2 solutions" can proceed and he can "grow (somebody's) economy".

Now here's some history of what Governor Cuomo (above) was angry about: It's called Plan 2014.

"Plan 2014 has been an utter disaster for Lake Ontario taxpayers and communities since it was approved in the final minutes of the Obama administration," Collins said. "Both the property damage and overflow of debris into Lake Ontario that I inspected today could have been avoided. I came here today to assure local officials and Lake Ontario homeowners that I am working with the Trump administration to reform the IJC and repeal Plan 2014 as soon as possible."

Plan 2014 VS Plan 1958D
“Until 2017, the outflows of Lake Ontario were controlled by Plan 1958D. Some years saw lower lake levels, some years saw higher lake levels, but we never saw floods at our property.

For 16 years, the International Joint Commission, a joint American-Canadian body that oversees the levels of Lake Ontario, led studies, meetings and reviews. In 2016, representatives of the two sides finally agreed to a new plan for controlling the outflows. The new plan was called Plan 2014.

While Plan 2014 was being promoted, speakers said the new plan would bring “higher highs and lower lows.” The higher highs would be only inches higher and the lower lows would be only inches lower. We were told that the higher highs and lower lows would improve the health of the Lake Ontario environment.”
Since Plan 2014 began, in 2016, flooding in Lake Ontario has become a real and severe problem

Lake Ontario is high. Lake Erie is high.

Temporary dock being installed to beat high water level in Port Colborne (Lake Erie)

most of the other dock/launch is underwater

Certainly the extreme high levels of water in Lake Erie are contributing to the height of the water in Lake Ontario. But the outward flow of Lake Ontario has been changed under Plan 2014. Surely, Great Lake levels had been high when Plan 1958D was still in effect? 

Therefore the question that has to be asked:  Is Plan 2014 the reason for high Lake Ontario levels? Is Plan 2014 a bad plan? Having nothing to do with "climate change"?

 Digression: "Climate Change/Man made Global Warming" was supposed to bring decreased Great Lake levels as the heat sped up/increased the evaporation of water from the lakes- wrong.

In closing like the more turbulence/more planes in the sky connection, the flooding in Lake Ontario could just as well be due to inadequate planning brought on by Plan 2014. 

Having zero to do with the catch basin overflowing with "climate change' rubbish 

Yaya and Geofish- thanks for having good old fashioned common sense!

Turkey receives ninth shipment of Russian S-400 hardware

The shipments have continued and will continue into this week:

TRT World

Russian plane carrying components for S-400 missile defence system lands at Murted Air Base in Ankara. July 14, 2019



 "The ninth Russian plane carrying S-400 missile system hardware landed at Murted Airport outside Ankara, Turkey's defence ministry said on Twitter"




 

As we follow along..........

Turkey's S-400 purchase: Syrian Escalation and Worsening of the Eastern Mediterranean Situation and  S-400 Arrives in Turkey. What's next? & U.S Forces Staying in Northern Syria INDEFINITELYWill U.S. Bill Create a NEW ORDER/REMAKE in Eastern Mediterranean?

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Turkey's S-400 purchase: Syrian Escalation and Worsening of the Eastern Mediterranean Situation

Related: S-400 Arrives in Turkey. What's next? & U.S Forces Staying in Northern Syria INDEFINITELYWill U.S. Bill Create a NEW ORDER/REMAKE in Eastern Mediterranean?
 Also:  S-400's set to arrive in Turkey. US Set to Trigger Sanctions. Turkey’s Central Banker Fired as well as... Ankara Hosts Iran, Russia, Turkey Summit in August- Reyhanli Bombing
or  Eastern Mediterranean: LNG, Petro dollar, Nation Breaking/Remaking
& NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

If you want to do more reading there are links back to information in the above posts to 2018, 2017 and 2013 reports discussing the larger regional issues.


Everensel Daily 
Earlier delivery then end of July...
 Following the Ministry of National Defence’s announcement, “Delivery has commenced today of the first set of equipment of the S-400 system to Mürted Air Base,” the Presidential Defence Industry Department said, “The first stage of the delivery of the S-400 system commenced today with the first plane to land in Ankara.”
Commenting on the arrival of the first group of materials of the S-400 missile defence system, Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar said, “Today three planes were planned. The planned planes came in full and today’s activities have been completed. This process will continue in the days to come.”

THREE PLANES LAND AT MÜRTED AIR BASE

The first Russian-owned plane brought the first equipment of the S-400 Long-Range Regional Air and Missile Defence System this morning to Mürted Air Base located in Ankara’s Kahramankazan sub-province. Following the departure of the first plane to land at Mürted Air Base in the morning hours, two more Russian-owned planes landed in succession at the same air base. The materials in the planes were unloaded and taken delivery of. The equipment forming part of the defence system was taken to hangers at the Mürted Air Base, formerly known as the Akıncı Air Base.

US WANTS NO BAD EXAMPLES

Abant İzzet Baysal University International Relations Department Faculty Member Fatih Yaşlı noted that the US took an instant decision on economic and political sanctions over Turkey’s purchase of the S-400s. Yaşlı said, “The first of the sanctions will be Turkey’s removal from the F-35 programme. And there are also twelve sanction items under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. These sanctions are passing through Congress and Trump needs to approve them. These sanctions will be implemented rapidly.”
Noting that the first-time purchase by a NATO member and traditional US ally of the air defence system from Russia was a major breaking point, Yaşlı said this would be considered as setting a bad precedent by the US. Pointing out that other countries like India were also lining up to buy the air defence system from Russia, Yaşlı noted that for this reason the US would want to stop Turkey being a bad example for other countries.

“WE MAY SEE INCREASED TENSION IN SYRIA AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN”

Pointing out with reference to where the S-400s would be installed that several addresses in Turkey were being discussed, Yaşlı said there was talk of employing the air defence system on the southern coasts and Syrian border in view of Turkey’s geopolitically important locations of Ankara, Istanbul and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Yaşlı said, “Were there a genuine antiimperialist, independence-orientated administration in Turkey, we could consider the purchasing of an air defence system from a country to be a strengthening in international relations. However, given the AKP’s practice of seventeen-years and under conditions of economic crisis, this process will open Turkey up further to the imperialists’ playing field.  While on the one hand wishing to remain part of the Western bloc on the premise of managing the US and Russia at the same time, on the other hand the simultaneous bringing of Russian missiles to Turkey may lead to Turkey landing in the middle of the fight for domination between the US and Russia. The parties may wish to square accounts with one another at Turkey’s expense. We may see both larger crises being experienced in the economy and an increase in tension in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean as this unfolds.”
I'm of the mind that we're already witnessing, present day, as well as in several years past, an increase in tensions in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean-The Turkish economy could definitely come under increasing pressure as well.

Any way one looks at this situation it all appears to be escalating as the regional remake and resource grab becomes more heated.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Epstein Scandal's 1st Casualty- Alex Acosta Resigns

Alex Acosta resigns from U.S. government after furor over Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

 

I'm looking for bigger fish to be caught up
U.S. Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta on Friday resigned after earlier in the week defending way he handled a decade-old sex abuse case against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein while Acosta was a federal prosecutor.
Donald Trump announced the news with Acosta by his side at the White House as the president left on a trip to the Midwest.
Trump earlier this week said he would look into the matter, complimenting Acosta for serving the government ably for over two years.
He repeated that endorsement of his performance on Friday, but admitted the questions about the Epstein deal had become a distraction.

"I hate to see this happen," Trump said. He said he did not ask Acosta to leave the cabinet.


Unfair to administration, Acosta says

Acosta said his resignation would be effective in seven days. Acosta said he didn't think it was right for his handling of Epstein's case to distract from his work as secretary of labour.
"My point here today is we have an amazing economy and the focus needs to be on the economy and job creation," Acosta said, calling it unfair the administration was being inundated with questions about a 12-year-old case.


The prosecutors said they were not bound by the 2008 Florida deal struck by Acosta, then the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, that allowed Epstein to plea to a lesser offence. Epstein served 13 months in jail with leave during the day and registered as a sex offender.


The deal came under scrutiny earlier this year following reporting by the Miami Herald, and Democrats en masse had called for Acosta's resignation.
Acosta had attempted to clear his name, and on Wednesday held a news conference — encouraged by Trump — to defend his actions. In a 50-plus-minute lawyerly rebuttal, Acosta argued his office had secured the best deal it could at the time and was working in the victims' best interests.

"We did what we did because we wanted to see Epstein go to jail," he said, refusing to apologize for his actions. "We believe that we proceeded appropriately."

Pressed on whether he had any regrets, Acosta repeatedly suggested that circumstances had changed since then.
Have circumstances really changed since them? How so?

"We now have 12 years of knowledge and hindsight and we live in a very different world," he said. "Today's world treats victims very, very differently," he said.
After federal attorneys in New York announced the new charges against Epstein this week, Acosta tweeted that he was "pleased" by their decision.

Both Trump and former president Bill Clinton were acquainted with Epstein, but have taken pains after the Herald reporting to distance themselves from the hedge fund manager.
Acosta was not Trump's first choice to fill the post as he became president. He ascended to the role after Andrew Puzder, the original pick and former head of Carl's Jr. Restaurants, withdrew from consideration after domestic violence allegations emerged.

Acosta was confirmed in the Senate in early 2017 by a 60-38 vote, with all Republicans on board, along with eight Democrats and one independent.

 Bigger news for the planet....

S-400 Arrives in Turkey. What's next?

S-400 Arrives in Turkey. What's next?

I'd covered earlier this week that the S-400 was on it's way from Russia to Turkey.

S-400's set to arrive in Turkey. US Set to Trigger Sanctions. Turkey’s Central Banker Fired

The latest reports are regarding it's arrival

The Hill

A shipment of a Russian-made missile system arrived in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday, which could cause tensions with the U.S. after the Defense Department said that sanctions could be issued if they accepted the weapons shipment.
The S-400 air defense missile shipment arrived at the Murted Air Base CNN reported, citing the Turkish Defense Ministry.
The decision to purchase the missile fortified ties between the Turkish and Russian governments.
 Russian S-400 defense system delivered in Ankara on Friday

The first batch of Russian S-400 air defense system was delivered in Turkish capital city of Ankara on Friday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
Within the purchase contract signed between Turkey and Russia, the first shipment of S-400 started arriving at Murted Air Base, formerly called the Akinci Air Base, located in northeastern suburb of Ankara, the ministry said in a written statement.
Turkey's cooperation with Russia on this missile system has been strongly criticized by Turkey's NATO allay, the United States. In April, the Pentagon claimed that Turkey's adoption of Russian missile could cause security risk on F-35 jets and NATO defense system, and threatened to suspend the sale of F-35 jets to Turkey unless it scraps the S-400 deal.
However, Turkey has refused to bow to U.S. pressure, insisting that choosing which equipment to purchase is a matter of national sovereignty and does not target any third country.

Hoping to have more on this later...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

U.S Forces Staying in Northern Syria INDEFINITELY

Can't say I'm shocked. Cause that would be a LIE.

Al Monitor
Jeffrey made several things clear, none of which will please Turkey. For one, he stated, albeit elliptically, that US forces in northeastern Syria are staying indefinitely. Touching on Trump’s shock announcement in December that he had ordered the withdrawal of all troops from Syria, Jeffrey said, "It’s been reversed in the sense that, while the president is continuing with the withdrawal, his plan is to keep for an indeterminate time, a residual force in the northeast.” 
"Second, Jeffrey, a former US ambassador to Turkey who long aired sympathy for Ankara’s gripes about the US-backed Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) being “the same thing” as the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighting Turkish troops in Turkey, struck a coolly neutral tone about this issue. He acknowledged Turkish concerns about the group, “given its ties to the PKK.” But he seemed to suggest that this was really Ankara’s problem. “We have certain obligations to the people who fought with us,” Jeffrey said"
 Safe zone is all about protecting the PKK in Syria.  US backed terrorists in Turkey and Syria. Again, not a shocker.
From December 04 /18 post- 5 Indicators the US will escalate in Syria and beyond
 First: The announcement of US outposts along the Syrian/Turkish border.
   This US move was a direct amping up of the war. to increase the power or force of (something)    Despite the US claims of assisting Turkey and securing them from terrorism. They are not.  The US is protecting their proxy forces and prepping for future moves against Turkey.  And Iran. The US is NOT protecting Turkey.
In other words the US will do as they've done always and protect their terrorists.
" In other words, Jeffrey was confirming what Turkey has claimed all along, that the safe zone as envisaged by the United States, would essentially be to protect Kurds from Turkish attacks rather than the other way around"

Exactly as I'd reported so, so long ago... 
UK and France to Deploy Yet more troops to Syria

Officials from Washington welcomed the move and explained that the two European countries would contribute 10% to 15% more elite soldiers, as reported by The Guardian.
RT 

Both countries have a limited number of special forces on the ground in Syria, and will commit to a troop increase of between 10 and 15 percent ( the US is staying to occupy- period)

See yesterday's post concerning the US bill to remake the Eastern Mediterranean

Will U.S. Bill Create a NEW ORDER/REMAKE in Eastern Mediterranean?

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

U.S. "Bipartisan" Bill to Create a NEW ORDER/REMAKE in Eastern Mediterranean?

How long is it the Eastern Mediterranean has been discussed here at PFYT's?
Years and years... So, if you've been following along with the pipeline LNG and the whose in and out game, you'll at least be minimally aware of what's probably going on in this area.
Connected to Syria. Turkey. Greece. Cyprus. Russia. Egypt. Israel etc.,
Even the Kurds who want that Eastern Mediterranean access which is blocked, so far.

It's all been written on, repeatedly.

 That said this latest news of a 'bipartisan bill' in the US Congress certainly throws more light on what's going on and why!

Link
A bipartisan bill in U.S. Congress that would shift the U.S.’ primary alliance in the Eastern Mediterranean from Ankara to Athens ( recall my writing on that switch up?) took a key step toward adoption in late June when it was ratified by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

If approved, the East Med Act would allow the United States to fully support the trilateral partnership of Israel, Greece and Cyprus through energy and defence cooperation initiatives, in spite of opposition from its traditional ally, NATO-member Turkey. Among the provisions in the bill are the lifting of the long-standing arms embargo on Cyprus.

“The natural gas initiative in the Eastern Mediterranean is defined by the alliance of these three countries (Greece, Cyprus, Israel), and Turkey is being completely excluded from the equation,” said Sibel Oktay, assistant political science professor at the University of Illinois-Springfield. “The bill should not only be considered from a security alliance but also from an energy cooperation perspective.”

Meanwhile, Turkey’s increasingly tight links with U.S. rivals is causing headaches for Washington, according to Zemenides.

“Successive administrations worked to minimise Russian and Iranian influence in the Eastern Mediterranean, while Turkey has become a conduit for both Moscow and Tehran to increase their influence in the region,” he said.

Such big big changes and largely unnoticed or obfuscated? I'm going with obfuscated myself!

Read the pdf. (linked in the article, the url is below)

https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/eastern%20med%20res.pdf

Reread:

2019

 From 2017

  • Eastern Mediterranean May Be Scene of First Conflict of 2018

  • Greece, Israel (Stars Aligned?), Italy, Cyprus to Discuss East Mediterranean Pipeline

    From 2013 a big three part series

    Part 1: Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Syria: NATO and global resource diversion/control

    Part 2: Cyprus, Israel,Turkey, Syria: NATO and global resource diversion/control

    "Since the discovery of the gas two years ago in nearby waters, Cyprus has been laying plans to get the gas to market by circumventing Turkey, which has occupied the northern third of the island for nearly 40 years"

    Part 3- Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Syria: NATO and global resource diversion/control”

     We have huge energy resources. Extremely huge, untapped energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean and we have Assad planning and working towards making Syria central to the transport of all that energy wealth...... This move would have given Syria much influence in Europe and China.
    This plan would obviously have removed Israel and the US out of that central sphere of influence.

    I am quite certain the obvious outcome of Assad’s Four Seas plan was not lost on the US/Israel partnership. The implications of the plan are huge. Europe could have easily fallen out from under the influence of NATO. China and Russia were set to become ever larger global challengers to US hegemony. A game changer. Most definitely.
    Therefore, what the destabilization of Syria is actually, really, truly and factually about is controlling the resources via the energy transits. In this way Syria shares much in common with Afghanistan.
    Back then, in 2013,  I misunderstood the Turkish angle or it changed prior to the so called peace accord with the PKK failing. The accord was doomed from the get go. In hindsight it was a time buyer and was intended as a distraction only. The PKK saw/knew they had the chance to steal northern Syria, partnered with the US and Israel, with an eye to getting in on the action in the eastern Mediterranean. That was the end for Turkey.  
    Which I did catch onto in 2014- see below. 

    2011:

    *An Israeli Natural Gas Pipeline to Greece

    and many more, searchable here at the blog.

    Of course betraying Turkey has been a mainstay topic here for years now..