Archives for January 13, 2015

Going Round the Farris Wheel

Michael Far­ris: More Dis­turb­ing His­to­ry and Ques­tion­able Asso­ci­a­tions Since the post yes­ter­day, “Farris’s Fer­ris Wheel…”, a num­ber of indi­vid­u­als have sent addi­tion­al links with more research and back­ground infor­ma­tion on the dis­turb­ing activ­i­ties of Michael Far­ris. Below are some fur­ther items for read­ers to explore. Again, read this your­self and draw your own con­clu­sions. Warn­ing: […]

Ditching US dollar: China, Russia launch financial tools in local currencies

Chi­na and Rus­sia have effec­tive­ly switched to domes­tic cur­ren­cies in trad­ing using finan­cial tools as swaps and for­wards, as they seek to reduce the influ­ence of the US dol­lar and for­eign exchange risks. The agree­ment signed in the end of Octo­ber comes into force Mon­day, Decem­ber 29, and pro­vides a cur­ren­cy swap of CNY150 bil­lion […]

Who is Robert Pondiscio and What Does He Think About the Questioning of Common Core?

This is what hap­pens when an edu­ca­tion reformer doesn’t want to answer seri­ous ques­tions about Com­mon Core. He blocks ‘rav­ing mani­acs’ (parents/taxpayers/teachers/administrators) con­cerned about the lack of research/data on Com­mon Core and the fact that the creators/validation Com­mit­tee had to sign non-dis­­­clo­­sure agree­ments. He insists he wants to deal in facts but when asked about […]

Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025

Weath­er as a Force Mul­ti­pli­er:   Own­ing the Weath­er in 2025    A Research Paper Pre­sent­ed To Air Force 2025 by Col Tamzy J. House Lt Col James B. Near, Jr. LTC William B. Shields (USA) Maj Ronald J. Celen­tano Maj David M. Hus­band Maj Ann E. Mer­cer Maj James E. Pugh August 1996 ———————————————————————————-

Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spy­ing on me through my phone’ any­more. Even­tu­al­ly, it will be ‘My phone is spy­ing on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick If ever Amer­i­cans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expe­di­en­cy and com­fort deliv­ered by way of blaz­ing­ly fast Inter­net, cell phone […]

Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

Empir­i­cal data with­held by key sci­en­tists shows that since 1910 ocean pH lev­els have not decreased in our oceans as car­bon diox­ide lev­els increased. Over­all the trend is messy but more up than down, becom­ing less acidic. So much for those ter­ri­fy­ing oceans of acid that were com­ing our way. What hap­pened to those graphs?