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NASA Unveils Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption, There’s Just One Catch

August 20, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting, could actually cause it to blow… triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity.

As we have detailed recently, government officials have been closely monitoring the activity in the Yellowstone caldera.

However, as SHTFplan.com’s Mac Slavo details, scientists at NASA have now come up with an incredibly risky plan to save the United States from the super volcano.

A NASA scientist has spoken out about the true threat of super volcanoes and the risky methods that could be used to prevent a devastating eruption. Lying beneath the tranquil and beautiful settings of Yellowstone National Park in the US lies an enormous magma chamber, called a caldera. It’s responsible for the geysers and hot springs that define the area, but for scientists at NASA, it’s also one of the greatest natural threats to human civilization as we know it.

Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, shared a report on the natural hazard that hadn’t been seen outside of the agency until now. Following an article published by BBC about super volcanoes last month, a group of NASA researchers got in touch with the media to share a report previously unseen outside the space agency about the threat Yellowstone poses, and what they hypothesize could possibly be done about it.

“I was a member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense which studied ways for NASA to defend the planet from asteroids and comets,” explains Brian Wilcox of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology.  

 

“I came to the conclusion during that study that the supervolcano threat is substantially greater than the asteroid or comet threat.”

Yellowstone currently leaks about 60 to 70 percent of its heat into the atmosphere through stream water which seeps into the magma chamber through cracks, while the rest of the heat builds up as magma and dissolves into volatile gasses. The heat and pressure will reach the threshold, meaning an explosion is inevitable. When NASA scientists considered the fact that a super volcano’s eruption would plunge the earth into a volcanic winter, destroying most sources of food, starvation would then become a real possibility.  Food reserves would only last about 74 days, according to the UN, after an eruption of a super volcano, like that under Yellowstone.  And they have devised a risky plan that could end up blowing up in their faces.  Literally.

Wilcox hypothesized that if enough heat was removed, and the temperature of the super volcano dropped, it would never erupt. But he wants to see a 35% decrease in temperature, and how to achieve that, is incredibly risky. One possibility is to simply increase the amount of water in the supervolcano. As it turns to steam. the water would release the heat into the atmosphere, making global warming alarmists tremble.

“Building a big aqueduct uphill into a mountainous region would be both costly and difficult, and people don’t want their water spent that way,” Wilcox says. “People are desperate for water all over the world and so a major infrastructure project, where the only way the water is used is to cool down a supervolcano, would be very controversial.”

So, NASA came up with an alternative plan. They believe the most viable solution could be to drill up to 10km down into the super volcano and pump down water at high pressure. The circulating water would return at a temperature of around 350C (662F), thus slowly day by day extracting heat from the volcano. And while such a project would come at an estimated cost of around $3.46 billion, it comes with an enticing catch which could convince politicians (taxpayers) to make the investment.

“Yellowstone currently leaks around 6GW in heat,” Wilcox says. “Through drilling in this way, it could be used to create a geothermal plant, which generates electric power at extremely competitive prices of around $0.10/kWh. You would have to give the geothermal companies incentives to drill somewhat deeper and use hotter water than they usually would, but you would pay back your initial investment, and get electricity which can power the surrounding area for a period of potentially tens of thousands of years. And the long-term benefit is that you prevent a future supervolcano eruption which would devastate humanity.”

Of course, drilling into a super volcano comes with its own risks, like the eruption that scientists are desperate to prevent. Triggering an eruption by drilling would be disastrous.

“The most important thing with this is to do no harm,” Wilcox says.

 

“If you drill into the top of the magma chamber and try and cool it from there, this would be very risky. This could make the cap over the magma chamber more brittle and prone to fracture. And you might trigger the release of harmful volatile gases in the magma at the top of the chamber which would otherwise not be released.”

The cooling of Yellowstone in this manner would also take tens of thousands of years, but it is a plan that scientists at NASA are considering for every super volcano on earth.

“When people first considered the idea of defending the Earth from an asteroid impact, they reacted in a similar way to the supervolcano threat,” Wilcox says.

 

“People thought, ‘As puny as we are, how can humans possibly prevent an asteroid from hitting the Earth.’ Well, it turns out if you engineer something which pushes very slightly for a very long time, you can make the asteroid miss the Earth. So the problem turns out to be easier than people think. In both cases it requires the scientific community to invest brain power and you have to start early. But Yellowstone explodes roughly every 600,000 years, and it is about 600,000 years since it last exploded, which should cause us to sit up and take notice.

So what would happen?

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Ann Coulter Rips into Trump For Bannon Firing, Favoring ‘Fake News Media’ Over Conservative

August 19, 2017 The_Real_Fly 0

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Ann Coulter, the conservative firebrand who predicted Trump would win, much to the cackling laughter of the Bill Maher audience and panel, railed against Trump in an interview with Mark Simone.

Sounding despondent and admittedly ‘depressed’ over the recent firing of Steve Bannon, Coulter lashed out at the President, saying ‘it’s not a good idea to let the media know to manipulate him as President.’ Coulter was referencing Trump’s defensive posture and annoyance that Bannon had been credited with Trump’s election win. Over the past half year, the media, including comedy outlets, had lampooned Trump and Bannon — painting Bannon as the true, yet sinister, mastermind behind Trump’s success.

Coulter almost pined for the campaign era days of Trump, reflectively saying ‘finally, after 30 years, we’re gonna get a President not controlled by Goldman Sachs,’ making reference to the Goldman alumni stacking Trump’s cabinet.

Coulter threw down the gauntlet to Trump, saying,  “if you really want to prove to us that Bannon had nothing to do with winning the nomination and then winning the Presidency, what you really want to do now is pedal to the metal on raising taxes on Wall Street (carried interest loophole), start deporting illegals, end NAFTA, bring the jobs back and build the wall.”

Ann furthered, “and if he does all those things, okay, I’ll say ‘My gosh Mr. President you’re right. Steve Bannon had nothing to do with your success.'”

The reason why she’s depressed over Bannon’s departure likely stems from the fact that all loyalists from inside the campaign, save Conway and Miller, have been purged from the White House.

“People like us should be a little depressed today because there’s no one on the President’s side in the White House anymore. “

She summed up Trump’s isolation succinctly, ‘it’s just you in the White House surrounded by the people you hired from Goldman Sachs. Don’t you want to have one guy in the White House on your side?’

Ann then ripped Trump to shreds for calling out ‘fake news media’ and then giving them exclusive access to him, saying ‘he’s calling Maggie Haberman (NY Times) everyday.’

“Why isn’t he giving all his interviews to Breitbart, Daily Caller? Why isn’t he directing his communications director, or press secretary, to call on the conservative media. No, the conservative media is totally dissed in the press briefing room.”

In short…

“He’s surrounded himself with the ruling class.” — Ann Coulter

If it acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck…

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Polish Minister Rages At Spanish Attacks: Europeans Must “Wake Up” To This “Clash Of Civilizations”

August 19, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Europe must “wake up,” urges Poland initerior minister Mariusz Blaszczak, telling state TV that “we are dealing with a clash of civilazations,” where Muslim enclaves form “support bases” for terrorists.

The official, a member of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice Party (PiS), said he asked his country’s security services what they were doing to prevent similar incidents and noted that Poland is safe because “we do not have Muslim communities which are enclaves, which are a natural support base for Islamic terrorists.”

A “possibility” to prevent terrorism is closing in Europe, according to the minister. As RT reports, Blaszczak also lashed out at the refugee resettling scheme in the EU, claiming it’s “encouraging millions of people to come to Europe,” and that would effectively have tragic consequences.

The blunt outburst comes a day after the deadly attack on a tourist area in Barcelona which left 13 people dead and more than 100 others injured.

The politician voiced his anti-immigration stance earlier this year when he suggested that Muslim settlements in Western Europe started from small numbers with Brussels now trying to shift responsibility.

Warsaw has been vehemently opposed to resettling migrants under a scheme advocated by Brussels and approved by the majority of European countries.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the Law and Justice leader, accused migrants in October 2015 of bringing cholera and dysentery as well as “all sorts of parasites and protozoa, which… while not dangerous in the organisms of these people, could be dangerous here.”

 

The xenophobic remarks caused controversy inside the government. Marek Sawicki, agriculture minister with the Polish People’s Party, the junior member of the ruling coalition, said this was “a reference to old, dangerous and dishonest sentiments from the time of the [Second World] war,”according to Politico.

Poland, along with Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia have firmly rejected the so-called refugee quotas, deepening East-West cracks in the 28-member bloc.

With every new terrorist attack carried out by non-EU nationals, the European public and politicians are showing growing discontent and unease.

Brussels has threatened legal action against the dissenting countries, filing a formal “infringement procedure” in June which could result in financial penalties imposed by the European Court of Justice.

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Boston “Free Speech Rally” Concludes Without Major Incidents, 27 Arrested

August 19, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

In the end, fears that today’s “Free Speech Rally” would devolve into another Charlottesville, proved unfounded.

Boston had braced itself with hundreds of police officers to ensure that the day didn’t have the same deadly outcome of the Charlottesville protests last week.  However, opponents of the right-wing took over the rally, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters on Saturday that police had made 27 arrests for disorderly conduct, with some for assault and battery during scuffles between police and counterprotesters, even as the original conservative rallygoers had largely dispersed earlier in the day.

Dozens of conservative rallygoers had gathered on the Boston Common, but then left less than an hour after the event was getting underway as tens of thousands of counterprotesters swarmed the “free speech” rally. Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday morning on downtown Boston, dwarfing the smaller group of conservatives staging their own “free speech rally.”

The small right-wing group who came for the rally huddled in a circle at the park as barricades fenced them off from the thousands upon thousands of counter-protesters who came to drown out their event. The conservatives left the rally around 1 p.m., shortly after their arrival. One of the planned speakers of a conservative activist rally said the event “fell apart” according to the AP.

This is the first video I’ve seen that really shows the disparity between the “free speech” rally and the thousands of counter-demonstrators pic.twitter.com/Lca2J3vhsc

— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) August 19, 2017

Many of the counterprotesters remained in the area late on Saturday afternoon including a few who were among people chanting “Black Lives Matter” who burned a confederate flag.

Meanwhile, the “Free Speech Rally” organizers had issued a press release publicly distanced themselves from the white supremacists in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.

Organizers of the ‘Free Speech’ rally denounced the violence and racist chants of the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protest.

‘We are a coalition of libertarians, progressives, conservatives, and independents and we welcome all individuals and organizations from any political affiliations that are willing to peaceably engage in open dialogue about the threats to, and importance of, free speech and civil liberties,’ the group said on Facebook. The Boston Free Speech Coalition, which organized the event, said that it’s not affiliated with the Charlottesville rally organizers in any way. ‘We are not associated with any alt-right or white supremacist groups,’ it said this week, insisting: ‘We are strictly about free speech.’

Heading into the Saturday rally, Boston authorities and citizens were concerned that it would be another violent day and sent at least 500 police officers to man the streets to keep the peace between thousands of tense people. The police hoped to deter violence at the ‘free speech’ rally, which had right-wing speakers, by closing streets to avert car attacks like the deadly one carried out last week. Boston also outlawed weapons of any kind – including sticks used to hold signs – in the protest area and ordered food vendors out of Boston Common, the nation’s oldest park.  

However, tensions began to arise around 12:30pm, when a group of boisterous counter-protesters were filmed chasing a man with a Trump campaign banner and cap, shouting and swearing at him. Other counter-protesters intervened and helped the man safely over a fence to where the conservative rally was to be staged. A black-clad counter-protester also grabbed an American flag out of an elderly woman’s hands, and she stumbled and fell to the ground.

MOMENTS AGO: Woman waving American flag hit, dragged by counter-protester at #FreeSpeechRally in #Boston. – Foxpic.twitter.com/F3CCAIJkqw

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 19, 2017

Some members of the Antifa group spoke out, including member Shane Terry, 22, who says she covers her face so that ‘Nazis can’t find me on social media’.  There are uniformed officers from all over the state along with Boston firefighters from the rapid response team standing among the crowd.

Joe Fusco, 43, from New Hampshire says the entire event is ludicrous. ‘Aren’t we still the United States? So the counter protests are to stop the protest? Doesn’t make sense.’  Some counter-protesters did throw bottles of urine, rocks and other ‘hurtful projectiles’ at police.

As the counterprotest went on, president Donald Trump complimented the Boston police on Twitter for their handling of the rallies minutes before the police department tweeted asking people to stop throwing items at them. Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon, “Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.” Trump also complimented Boston’s Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh.

Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017

Trump also praised the crowd of up to 40,000 anti-fascist protesters who marched through the streets of Boston in protest against right-wing activists hosting a ‘free speech’ rally on Saturday.  The President tweeted: ‘I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one! ‘Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!’

Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017

Trump quickly deleted two tweets that misspelled the word heal as ‘heel’ and an hour earlier he had tweeted to condemn ‘anti-police agitators’. But the president’s tone was mostly conciliatory after a week of outrage over his response to the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. 

Boston Police Department tweeted shortly after Trump’s tweets that out of the thousands in attendance, several dozen people were arrested for throwing bottles of urine and rocks at the police and after some some burned a Confederate flag and pounded on the sides of a police vehicle at Boston Common.

Boston mayor Marty Walsh thanked the thousands of counterprotesters that took over the the city’s streets Saturday in opposition to a conservative rally.  “I want to thank all the people that came out to there that message of love, not hate,” Mayor Marty Walsh said. “To fight back on racism, to fight back on anti-Semitism, to fight back on the supremacists that were coming to our city, on the Nazis that were coming to our city”

“I want to thank everyone that came here and expressed themselves in such a positive, great manner today,” he added.

Boston Mayor @marty_walsh thanks all those who came out to “fight back on the white supremacists that were coming to our city.” pic.twitter.com/UM06XX5YT0

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 19, 2017

Some antifa counterprotesters dressed entirely in black and wore bandannas over their faces. They chanted anti-Nazi and anti-fascism slogans, and waved signs that said: ‘Make Nazis Afraid Again,’ ‘Love your neighbor,’ ‘Resist fascism’ and ‘Hate never made U.S. great’ even as others, ironically, carried a large banner that read: ‘SMASH WHITE SUPREMACY.’

Dating to 1634, Boston Common is the nation’s oldest city park. The leafy downtown park is popular with locals and tourists and has been the scene of numerous rallies and protests for centuries.  Beyond the Boston rally and counter-march, protests were held on Saturday in Texas, with the Houston chapter of Black Lives Matter holding a rally to remove a ‘Spirit of the Confederacy’ monument from a park and civil rights activists in Dallas had a rally against white supremacy. Removing Confederate-themed or era statues has recently gained momentum in the aftermath of Charlottesville.

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The Last Frontier For Gun Control: Washington Court Rules In Favor Of Seattle’s “Gun Violence” Tax

August 19, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com,
Two years ago, the president of the Seattle City Council offered a rather ludicrous proposition. He wanted Seattle to place a new tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition within the city limits. Ammo would co…

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Angola on cusp of change after 40-year journey from Marxism to crony capitalism

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The state, Africa’s second-biggest producer of crude oil, has been hit hard by the global fall in oil prices, with revenues crashing from $60bn three …

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Nigeria’s <b>oil</b> exports to slip in October

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation raised official selling prices in September for Bonny Light and Qua Iboe crude oil to dated Brent plus 48 …

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Missouri Senator Who Said “I Hope Trump Is Assassinated” Refuses To Resign

August 19, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

The Missouri State Senator who published a Facebook post calling for President Donald Trump’s assassination is refusing to resign despite finding herself in hot water with both the Secret Service and her fellow Democrats, according to the Kansas City Star.

In her response, State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal struck what the newspaper described as a “defiant” tone, saying that she published the post out of “anger and frustration” after President Donald Trump said “both sides” were to blame for an attack in Charlottesville Va. last weekend that killed one counter-protester and injured more than 20 others. She explained that it would be hypocritical for her to be punished for her speech when Trump makes similarly offensive comments on a regular basis.

“Out of anger and frustration, I said something that could have been reframed,” she said. “And I refuse to shy away from the hypocrisy and chaos our country is enduring under Trump.”

Somewhat ironically, Chappelle-Nadal accused the White House of “traumatizing” people of color, saying in a tweet that “when (people of color) are respected by this (White House) & they are willing to do real work, I’ll sit down with them. People are traumatized!”

I am not resigning. When POC are respected by this WH & they are willing to do real work, I’ll sit down with them. People are traumatized! https://t.co/rmsL4pQSTg

— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) August 18, 2017

Several of Missouri’s top Democrats, including Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber and US Senator Claire McCaskill, who is one of 10 Democratic senators from a state won by Trump, joined the growing chorus of local lawmakers insisting that Chappelle-Nadal should go, according to the Hill.

“The Missouri Democrat told CBS News that she thought Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s Facebook post, in which she said, “I hope Trump is assassinated,” was “outrageous.”

 

‘I condemn it. It’s outrageous,” McCaskill said. “And she should resign.’”

Even House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, the Missouri legislature’s highest-ranking black Democrat, joined calls for Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation, saying she had “foreited the right” to hold office.

“Also calling for her resignation was House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, a Kansas City Democrat and the highest-ranking black lawmaker in Missouri.

 

‘Suggestions of violence have no place in our political discourse, and an elected official who expresses hope for someone’s murder has forfeited the right to hold office,’ McCann Beatty said. ‘Given state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s repugnant social media post suggesting the president should be assassinated, she must resign.”

Meanwhile, the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus said it “does not condone” her comments, but stopped short of calling for Chappelle-Nadal to resign.  

“Although we hold both offices in very high respects, their inappropriate behavior and disturbing comments only act as catalyst for more violence and racial division in our country.”

If she doesn’t go willingly, Chappelle-Nadal’s colleagues in the senate could vote to expel her using a provision of the Missouri Constitution that requires a two-thirds vote. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has already endorsed her expulsion.

 “Lt. Gov. Mike Parson’s office said Friday that he would call for Chappelle-Nadal’s expulsion from office under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution, which allows the Senate to expel a member with a two-thirds vote.

Gov. Eric Greitens endorsed her removal by Senate vote in a statement Friday: “Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign. Her response: ‘Hell no.’ Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize — twice.

‘If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should.’”

The controversy started last week when Chappelle-Nadal posted, then deleted a comment on Facebook which read, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” Unfortunately, as Chappelle-Nadal should have learned by now, the internet never forgets, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch managed to get its hands on the post and published it.

The Secret Service, which tends to take threats on the life of the President seriously, has already confirmed they’re investigating the situation.

“The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a Facebook post from Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, in which she stated: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

 

The U.S. Secret Service’s St. Louis field office “is looking into this,” the office confirmed.

 

Kristina Schmidt, special agent in charge, told the Post-Dispatch that “hypothetically” in such investigations, agents try to “determine intent, to determine if there was a violation of federal law. If there is, then we refer it to the U.S. Attorney.”

 

‘Our primary goal is to determine if there is intent and meaning behind it,’ Schmidt said.”

As the pressure to resign or be fired continues to intensify, we suspect Chappelle-Nadal will be updating her LinkedIn page in the very near future, despite the best efforts of the fledgling “I Stand With Maria” movement, which is probably just her immediate friends and family, anyway.
 

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Love Fest in Boston: Trump Shows Support for ANTIFA Shutting Down Free Speech Rally

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I am sure this is just another case of 400DD inter-galactical chess. Before we delve into today’s alt-right embarrassment in Boston, it’s important to note that Trump’s White House is, quite literal…

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