NASA Wants To Spend $3B Drilling Into Yellowstone Volcano, Risking Eruption

by Markab Algedi via The Mind Unleashed

Last August, it was reported by the BBC that NASA believes the “most viable solution” to the possibility of the Yellowstone supervolcano having a catastrophic, potentially nuclear winter-inducing eruption would be to drill several miles down into the volcano’s magma pool to pump down water at a high pressure: up to 10 kilometers.

Unfortunately, that plan actually risks causing the catastrophic eruption itself. The origin of the story is from the BBC, where tons of headlines about NASA wanting to spend $3 billion on the extremely risky and not necessarily time sensitive supposed solution to this problem came from.

Just to be clear if the Yellowstone supervolcano in fact did erupt, one of the only volcanoes of its kind in the world, it would almost certainly cover the United States and induce a nuclear winter across the planet, effectively killing much of the world’s plant life via coldness and lack of sunlight.

That would of course lead to a mass extinction event on planet Earth, and people would starve. However my perspective is, how the hell could human beings stop such a thing, and why should we waste time worrying about it?

The BBC article reported that a group of researchers from NASA admitted that a report previously unseen by the public proposed a number of dangerous solutions to the potential eruption of Yellowstone’s volcano.

Brian Wilcox of NASA’s original center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology admitted that he had been a member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, and they studied possible ways to protect the planet from comets and asteroids. He concluded that the threat of a catastrophic eruption from a supervolcano on Earth was “substantially greater” than the threat of a comet or asteroid impacting the planet.

Only around 20 supervolcanoes exist on our planet. On average, scientists report that major eruptions occur about once every 100,000 years.

As volcanic eruptions deliver minerals and other rich materials necessary for life back into the soil and the environment, wouldn’t it make sense that “Mother Earth” might have this as a natural, yet intense and dangerous mechanism for maintaining balance?

Since it was first proposed by the scientists, not much else has been said about it. However recently, headlines were made about increased activity of geysers, the magma-heated hot water eruptions from the surface of Yellowstone National Park raising concerns about the stability of the region. A slightly belittling tone was present in some articles about this, basically saying people are being too quick to think it would be the end of the world.

The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone has erupted four times in just the past two months, raising some concerns about the magma chamber beneath the park.

Castle Geyser erupting in Yellowstone

In response, scientists are creating simulations of how they believe the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted millions of years ago, creating the Yellowstone Plateau.

“When the balloon is inflating that simulates the expansion of the top of the plume — the Yellowstone hotspot — and then when it goes off, it’s the eruption,” an academic named George Miller explained.

Do you think anybody should even try to stop such an impossibly massive event from happening?

 

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This is Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things


By Amanda Froelich

A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.” — George Carlin

The quote above does an excellent job portraying the ironic lifestyle most Americans have adopted. In order to be “happy,” most people work upwards of 50 hours a week. The money they earn pays for expensive cars, lavish houses, and dazzling jewelry. But are they happy with more and more possessions? According to a 20-year study, the answer is “no.”

The research was led by Dr. Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University. Along with his team, Gilovich concluded that “things” don’t make people happy. Rather, experiences do. The professor or psychology says the problem with happiness is that it fades quickly. There are three critical reasons for this:

1) We grow accustomed to new possessions

What was once shiny, new and “must-have” is now the norm.

2) We will always compare to the Joneses

You might live 20 miles away from civilization. But when you venture back into town and see all of the new, extraordinary tech on the market, comparisons will be made. It’s comparison that prompts people to buy more things.

3) We keeping raising expectations

Chances are, the life you are living now was once the lifestyle you dreamt about when younger. But, now that you have secured comfort, a decent amount of luxury, and comparative freedom, you want more. As you buy new items, you form new expectations. This shapes your future shaping habits.

“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,” said Gilovich. “We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them.”

The world is rapidly changing. People are waking up to the reality that they are more than their “ego” or identity. Furthermore, free-thinkers are beginning to ask “why?” when told how to think, behave, and act in order to fit into society. The truth is, our world is incredibly flawed. And, by departing from nature, mankind is destroying itself and the planet. As people learn simple life lessons, such as experiences (not things) provide happiness, Earth will undoubtedly become a very different place.

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Nets Spend 13 Mins on Stormy, Ignore House Dem Accused of ‘Child Sex Abuse’

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Democratic Congressman Tony Cardenas (CA) had named himself as the mystery defendant in a Los Angeles County court filing late last week. The Congressman was accused of fondling a then 16-year-old girl while she was being transported to a hospital for medical treatment. It’s a disturbing allegation that got absolutely ZERO time on the evening broadcasts of ABC, CBS, NBC and the Spanish-language networks of Telemundo and Univision.

In contrast, the big three networks dedicated a combined 13 minutes and 35 seconds to the latest Stormy Daniels-related news. The networks were so enthralled with the Daniels story that they all led their evening broadcasts with it. Individually, ABC’s World News Tonight gave it the most attention with six minutes, 23 seconds while the CBS Evening News had four minutes, 17 seconds of coverage and NBC Nightly News had the least with two minutes, 55 seconds.

The time totals included coverage of the revelation President Trump knew about the “hush money” payment and a related story that investigators were monitoring the phones of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

The accusations against Cardenas dated back to 2007 and are disturbing, He also vehemently denied the allegations made against him. “My client is sickened and distraught by these horrific allegations, which are 100%, categorically untrue,” his lawyer, Patricia Glaser said. She did say they “respect victims” who come forward to “call out misconduct when it has actually occurred.”

 

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The court filing, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, alleges that “John Doe” first met the plaintiff in 2005 at a golf tournament when she was 14 and subsequently became a close friend of her family’s,The Post reported. “Two years later, the document claims, he fondled her breasts and genitals while driving her to the emergency room after the two played golf at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles.

The paper reports the girl was being rushed to the hospital after ingesting a cup of water that “tasted distinctly different from both tap and filtered water” and eventually collapsing. “The suit claims the actions constituted childhood sexual abuse under California law because she was under 18 at the time. The plaintiff asked for unspecified damages and a jury trial,The Post added. “He was a member of the council at the time of the alleged abuse.

And according to The Post, Cardenas had been reaching out to his Democratic colleagues and pressing his innocence:

Cárdenas has been calling colleagues in recent days about the lawsuit and telling them he is innocent, according to a House Democratic aide. The three-term congressman is the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s political action committee. Two other House Democratic aides confirmed that Cárdenas has been contacting colleagues about the lawsuit.

It’s disappointing that the networks would put chasing the shiny object ahead of a serious allegation against a sitting member of Congress. Although, all three did cover the 27 new women who had come forward with allegations against former CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose.

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Police Go Undercover for Months, Spend Thousands to Bust FSU Quarterback with Tiny Bit of Weed

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Tallahassee, FL — Proving police are more interested in making high-profile arrests of cannabis users than they are in going after more serious unsolved crimes, authorities raided Florida State University quarterback Deondre Francois’ apartment in a quest to find the college quarterback in possession of the semi-prohibited plant. The costly months-long investigation saw investigators digging through Francois’ trash all in an effort to collect enough evidence for a search warrant.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, an anonymous male tipster stated he saw a grocery bag filled with cannabis while he was a guest inside Francois’ apartment in February. Acting on the anonymous allegation, Tallahassee police started digging through the quarterback’s trash months. According to the report, his trash was searched on four separate occasions and trash pickup usually occurs weekly.

The collection of trash reportedly yielded cannabis residue, weed dust, and was used to obtain a search warrant of his apartment. Last Thursday, Francois’ apartment was searched and 17 grams of marijuana were discovered. According to ESPN, the quarterback claimed the weed belonged to his girlfriend. Nevertheless, Francois was punished.

The FSU football player was not arrested nor charged with any felonies. Instead, he’ll have to attend a drug diversion program which will likely involve random drug testing for a period of time, usually a year.

FSU’s new football coach, Willie Taggart is standing beside his player. He said he met with Francois and discussed the incident which the team will be handling internally. Taggart told reporters:

He’s still with our football team … We talked about his responsibility as a student athlete here, and he understands my expectations and what I’m looking for, especially when it comes to our quarterback.

Some who do not understand the politics surrounding why cannabis is still illegal under federal law may be quick to judge Francois and ask the question, “Why would such an up and coming quarterback, who plays for one of the nation’s best teams, run the risk of getting kicked out of college and forfeit a potential NFL contract?” The answer may be something as simple as Francois may just be using cannabis as the best medicine for a chronic brain condition which affects nearly everyone who plays football.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was discovered by Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu, a Nigerian-American forensic pathologist and is believed to be a brain condition which reaches epidemic proportions among football players, soccer players, and other athletes who experience repeated blows to the head while playing contact sports. Since the landmark discovery, several scientific studies have been conducted which reveal quite startling statistics.

Ninety-nine percent of the brains of former NFL players have shown symptoms of CTE. And eighty-eight percent of former collegiate players’ brains were shown to have CTE.

“What does CTE have to do with Francois’ arrest?” one might be tempted to ask. The answer is common sense and serves not only to illustrate America’s failed attempt to wage a destructive war on cannabis users, but also monumental ignorance about how cannabis helps sufferers of CTE.

Statistically speaking, Francois likely has CTE. Sufferers complain of the following symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty planning, organizing, prioritizing, paying attention, and starting tasks
  • Confusion
  • Depression or suicidal behavior
  • Impulsivity and impaired judgment
  • Anger, aggressiveness, and irritability
  • Progressive dementia

Several NFL players with CTE have committed suicide over its effects, with some even donating their brains for research following the termination of their lives. The condition should be treated with the best medicine available. To many former NFL football players, cannabis is the best natural medicine available.

Currently, cannabis’ effects on CTE are being studied by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, among other research institutions. But for former players like Eugene Monroe, a Baltimore Ravens tackle, the ability of cannabis to fight CTE is without rival. Monroe said, “We now know that [opioids] are not as safe as doctors thought, causing higher rates of addiction…and we have cannabis, which is far healthier, far less addictive, and quite frankly, can be better in managing pain.”

Frankly, the Tallahassee PD should give Francois his medicine back, apologize for digging through his trash and leave the man alone. The only thing Francois could have done to prevent his cannabis shaming would have been to have obtained a Florida medical marijuana card, and used his medicine legally, without fear some cop would dig through his trash to hold it against him in a court of law.

However, lawmakers, growers, and the inaccessibility of dispensaries in Florida are hampering the enactment of Florida’s medical marijuana program. It’s time law enforcement, legislatures, and medical entities in Florida get their proverbial act together and stop shaming pot smokers. Spending thousands of tax dollars on a victimless crime, violating one’s privacy, and denying a football player access to his medicine is a crying shame.

Francois now has to do community service, avoid any criminal activity for a period up to a year, and must also pay a fine of $100 for prosecution to the state attorney’s office. Coach Taggart noted Francois now has to be more careful:

He’s got to be smart about who he’s around and what he’s around, and make good decisions…I advise him to just make sure he’s around his teammates all the time.

That seems like good advice, but better advice might be to drop out of FSU, sign a fat contract with the Canadian Football League and enjoy all the weed you want as Canada is about to legalize this medicine on a national level.

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Norway Will Spend $13 Million to Upgrade Its Doomsday Seed Vault






Norway Will Spend $13 Million to Upgrade Its Doomsday Seed Vault


February 26th, 2018

Via: The Verge:

Norway will spend 100 million Norwegian Crowns ($12.7 million) to upgrade the doomsday seed vault it built 10 years ago. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was constructed in an abandoned Arctic coal mine to store and safeguard the world’s crops and plants from global natural or man-made disaster. If nuclear war or global warming kills certain crops, governments will be able to request seeds from the vault to restart their agricultural industries.

The Norwegian government says the upgrades will include the construction of a new concrete access tunnel and a service building that will house “emergency power and refrigerating units and other electrical equipment that emits heat through the tunnel.� Norway’s minister of agriculture and food, Jon Georg Dale, said the building work will begin soon. “It is a great and important task to safeguard all the genetic material that is crucial to global food security,� Dale said in a statement.















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Billionaire Soros Vows to Spend Additional $138,300 on Anti-Brexit Campaign

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Jewish billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF) are set to pledge a new donation of 100,000 pounds, or roughly $138,300, to the campaign to stop Brexit, according to media reports.

The latest pledge comes on top of 400,000 pounds that Soros had earlier decided to contribute to Best for Britain campaign, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Sunday.

The spokesperson of UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday, in a comment on Soros’ donation, that London’s position on the withdrawal from the European Union would not change and there would be no second referendum.

The Hungarian-American billionaire Soros said that he was a “proud supporter” of Best for Britain, claiming that Brexit was a “lose-lose proposition” both for Britain and Europe. He also wrote for the Mail that before the referendum Britain had been doing better economically than the rest of Europe.

The United Kingdom is currently in talks with the bloc on the terms of its departure and is set to formally leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

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