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  • Beijing Yanks DPRK Chain - Denuclearization off the Table

    12/07/2019 5:35:04 PM PST · by datura · 43 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 127/2019 | Sundance
    China controls North Korea; essentially as a proxy province. As a result Beijing controls the messaging from the DPRK. Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping is the captor and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un is the captive – it’s essentially a hostage dynamic. The historic objective has been to use DPRK aggression as a hedge against the west. Predictably there was going to come a moment when Chairman Xi realized the trade negotiations by his adversary, President Trump, were a hall of mirrors. The U.S. President has played China by using their own panda-mask strategy against them.
  • North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States given USA refusal to offer concessions

    12/07/2019 12:08:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/07/2019 | Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed. Ambassador Kim Song’s comment appeared to go further than North Korea’s earlier warning that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the central focus of U.S. engagement with North Korea in the past two years, might have to be taken off the table given Washington’s refusal to offer concessions. Kim said in a statement that the “sustained and substantial dialogue” sought by the United States was a...
  • Inside Putin's nuclear briefcase: Russian TV shows rare glimpse of one of three attache cases Moscow could use to unleash World War III

    12/06/2019 6:20:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Faith Ridler
    A Russian television network has given a rare glimpse into one of three carefully guarded briefcases that Moscow could use to trigger nuclear strikes. The briefcase, which has a personalised key code, a flash card and is under constant supervision, is said to remotely control Russia's nuclear arsenal. The Cheget, developed in the 1980s, allows president Vladimir Putin to give the order to launch a nuclear weapon by sending a permission code to the Strategic Missile Forces. It can also warn Putin and high-ranked officials of any early signs of a nuclear attack. The inside of the case was displayed...
  • Scrap Energy Tax Favors for Better Reform

    12/05/2019 5:51:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2019 | Katie Tubb
    It’s that time of year again when Congress, feeling the pressure of budget negotiations and the year’s end, provokes the issue of expired or soon-to-expire energy tax credits. Congress has on the table roughly a dozen renewable energy tax subsidies covering wind, solar, electric vehicles, biofuels, and others. There’s a host of reasons why these energy subsidies should end, not least of which being Congress’ 2015 promise to phase out two “temporary” credits that have been around for decades—wind and solar. These two alone divert $23 billion and $12.5 billion, respectively, between 2018 and 2022, and will continue to burden...
  • BREAKING: Bomb Squad Investigating Report of a Possible Small Nuclear Reactor Inside a Garage in Columbus, Ohio

    12/05/2019 5:12:30 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 160 replies
    UPDATE: Columbus Fire Chief Steve Martin says Hazmat and bomb squad crews, responded to a residence in the area at around 6 p.m. He added that authorities are responding to an unconfirmed report that someone building a “nuclear device” claimed they were injured, per WBNS-TV. Emergency crews are currently investigating a report of a possible small nuclear reactor inside a residential garage in Columbus, Ohio, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Bomb squad have reportedly been called to the scene at a home on the 6300 block of Chippenhook Court, located off the west side of Sawmill Road and just off the...
  • China’s Renewed Coal Boom

    12/02/2019 4:26:32 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    27 November 2019 | Robert Hunziker
    Greenpeace congratulated China and the EU by contrasting it with Trump’s refusal to commit the United States to the Paris climate accord: “What gets the pair together isn't just Trump – China and the EU understand the opportunities offered by a clean and climate-safe world.” Oops! Hold your horses! All bets are off! According to a BBC news headline d/d November 20, 2019: “Climate Change: China Coal Surge Threatens Paris Targets.” Astonishingly, over the past 18 months China has added enough new coal-based electricity generation (43GW) to power 31 million homes. King coal has returned. Not only, China is also...
  • Missing-Link Atoms Turn Up in Aftermath of Neutron-Star Collision

    10/24/2019 7:06:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 24, 2019 | Rafi Letzter
    Two neutron stars smashed together and shook the universe, triggering an epic explosion called a "kilonova" that spit lots of ultradense, ultrahot material into space. Now, astronomers have reported the most conclusive evidence yet that in the aftermath of that blast a missing-link element formed that could help explain some confusing chemistry of the universe. When that shaking — ripples in the very fabric of space-time, called gravitational waves — reached Earth in 2017, it set off gravitational-wave detectors and became the first neutron- star collision ever detected Immediately, telescopes all over the world whirled around to study the light...
  • China Unveils ‘Doomsday Bomb’ While U.S. Military Concentrates on “Diversity”

    10/02/2019 6:45:56 PM PDT · by amorphous · 79 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2 October, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    While China unveiled a new ‘doomsday’ nuclear bomb that can “strike the US within 30 minutes with ten warheads,” a top US General declared gender and race “diversity” to be a “warfighting necessity” against the homogeneous forces of China and Russia. We’re truly screwed. Billed as the “ultimate doomsday weapon,” the fearsome super nuke was displayed during China’s 70th anniversary parade in Tiananmen Square. “The Dongfeng-41 is a 7,672 mph intercontinental ballistic missile that is said to have the furthest range of any nuclear missile and could reach the US in 30 minutes,” reports the Sun.
  • Bolton Warns Trump: North Korea ‘Will Never Give Up’ Nukes

    09/30/2019 3:31:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Breaking Defense (News) ^ | 30 September 2019 | Colin Clark
    WASHINGTON: Ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton said Kim Jong Un “will never give up” nuclear weapons voluntarily — an implicit warning to his former boss. Bolton was restating a consensus view of the Intelligence Community, one that runs counter to President Trump’s faith that the North Korean dynast can be wheedled and cajoled. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, Bolton attracted a forest of TV cameras hoping for some fireworks. They probably thought they were getting something hot when Bolton made his comment about North Korea but, as Breaking D readers know, the Intelligence Community’s...
  • Chernobyl control room where radiation is 40,000 TIMES the norm will open for TOURISTS [tr]

    09/30/2019 6:28:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2019 | Roksana Panashchuk
    The control room at Chernobyl will open to tourists more than 30 years after the disaster - despite it still having 40,000 times the normal levels of radiation. Visitors wearing protective suits and masks will be able to look around the Unit 4 control room in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant where the disaster began. Rare and apocalyptic images reveal the decaying room where in 1986 the plant's staff made a series of fatal errors then lost the battle trying to prevent the disaster. Aleksandr Novikov, the head deputy of the Chernobyl plant's technical director said: 'Leonid Toptunov who was...
  • Turkey's President Erdogan says 'nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissible'…

    09/25/2019 6:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:16 EDT, 24 September 2019 | Jemma Carr
    Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said nuclear power should either be free for all states or banned completely. He warned that the “inequality” between states who have nuclear power and who do not undermines global balances. This comes amid global concern following news that Iran has exceeded limits to its uranium stockpile and was enriching the chemical to beyond limitations imposed by the Iran nuclear deal. Earlier this month, Tehran announced it would use advanced centrifuges prohibited under the deal. President Erdogan said: “The position of nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissible for everyone.” …
  • Iran ready to accept nuclear deal changes if US lifts sanctions

    09/25/2019 10:22:12 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 Sep 2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Iran is prepared to accept changes to the 2015 nuclear agreement and not seek nuclear weapons if the United States agrees to the deal and lifts sanctions, a spokesman for Iran said Wednesday. “If the sanctions are ended and there is a return to the [nuclear] accord, there is room for giving reassurances toward breaking the deadlock and the President has even a proposal for small changes in the accord,” Ali Rabiei said on state TV, according to Reuters. The news service added that Iran’s state-run Press TV said on Wednesday that Tehran would be willing to reenter the deal...
  • Navy Veterans Speak About Being Close The Nuclear Explosion

    09/15/2019 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Navy veterans speak about when the nuclear bomb blew up near them  
  • Waste From Solar Panels: 300 Times That of Nuclear Power

    09/14/2019 12:04:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies ^ | June 29, 2017 | David Middleton
    Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a stark warning: the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces every year will rise from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the nation has no plan for safely disposing of it. Neither does California, a world leader in deploying solar panels. Only Europe requires solar panel makers to collect and dispose of solar waste at the end of their lives. All of which begs the question: just how big of a problem is solar waste? Environmental Progress investigated the problem to see how the problem compared to the much more high-profile issue...
  • Iran using advanced tech to speed up nuclear weapon production: experts

    09/07/2019 11:41:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    N Y Post ^ | September 7, 2019 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said the nation is using an array of advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal, the Associated Press reported. President Trump exited the deal last year and imposed crushing sanctions that have dealt a severe blow to Iran’s economy. Adding to the tension is the revelation an Iranian tanker that had been detained in Gibraltar — which Tehran promised wouldn’t go to Syria — was off its coast, satellite photos obtained by the AP showed.
  • Report: Israel was close to attacking Iran in 2012

    09/04/2019 7:29:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/19 | Gary Willig
    Israel was close to launching an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities in 2012, despite opposition from the Obama Administration, the New York Times reported. Israel had delayed a joint military exercise which had been scheduled for spring, 2012, prompting concerns among American officials that an attack on Iran was imminent. The administration sent a series of officials to Israel to "Bibisit" Prime Minister Netanyahu and convince him to hold off on any attack every few weeks. In addition, then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta showed then Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak video of an American strike on an exact replica of...
  • A Real Life Chernobyl Emergency Chatter

    08/30/2019 12:37:39 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 10 replies
    -Hello. Is it VPCh 2? -Yes. -We have an intelligence on fire at your location. Do you confirm or not? -There is an explosion in the main building between reactor blocks #3 and #4. -Are there people inside? -Sure! -Call the stuff to duty! -I woke the boss! -Call every officer! Wake them up! -Hello, Leonid Alexeivish? -Yep... -Pripyat calling. The roofs of blocks #3 and #4 are burning as the result of the explosion. -Holy $€¥¢. Is it firmly confirmed? -No they didn't. A Pripyat emergency dispatcher phoned me. -Hello! -Fire department listening... -Hello, Ivanka? -Yes, yes... -Listen, you...
  • Trump can change history by declassifying three Obama-era documents

    08/28/2019 5:33:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 | John Solomon
    SNIP The first includes the national security assessments that the U.S. intelligence community conducted under President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning the Russia nuclear giant Rosatom’s effort to acquire uranium business in the United States. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) — made up of Secretary Clinton and eight other senior federal officials — approved Rosatom’s purchase of mining company Uranium One’s U.S. assets in fall 2010, even as the FBI was gathering evidence that the Russian company’s American arm was engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion. SNIP A second body of documents...
  • Report: North Korea preparing ballistic missile submarine

    08/28/2019 12:02:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/19
    North Korea appears to be preparing to test a new ballistic missile submarine capable of launching nuclear missiles, significantly bolstering the regime’s ability to conduct long-distance attacks. Satellite photographs taken Monday of the Sinpo South Shipyard in North Korea show the new submarine with nearby cranes and support craft, suggesting the submarine may be in preparation for a launch test. Last month, North Korea claimed that Kim Jong Un had inspected a “newly built submarine” at the shipyard. The new photographs appear to confirm the claim, say Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha of Beyond Parallel, a research project backed by...
  • Iran’s President Won’t Meet Trump Unless the U.S. Lifts Sanctions

    08/27/2019 3:15:55 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 32 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27, 2019 | Aresu Eqbali in Tehran and Sune Engel Rasmussen
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected the possibility of meeting with President Trump as long as the U.S. sanctioned his country, a day after both leaders appeared to be opening up to possible talks following months of heightened tensions. The Iranian leader’s return to his default position illustrates the pressure he faces at home from hard-line factions opposed to talking to the Trump administration and the challenges of resolving the crisis between the U.S. and Iran. “We seek to resolve the issues and solve the problems in a reasonable way. But we don’t seek photos,” Mr. Rouhani said in a televised...