Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Body found near airport runway in Honolulu on day of False Alarm

There is definitely something untoward here

That dead body on Hawaii airport runway may have been......

Investigation into body found near airport runway continues

16 January, 2018

Honolulu police continue to investigate the discovery of a body near a runway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Transportation officials say the body was discovered around noon Saturday near the reef runway.

Homicide detectives are investigating, however details are unclear. Sources tell Hawaii News Now it appears the body was a stowaway in a plane.

Sources also say the body had severe injuries to his head and legs. Surveillance images reportedly shows an aircraft taking off from the runway around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Not long after, something appears to tumble onto the runway near where the victim was found.

The DOT temporarily closed the runway for the investigation. It has since reopened. Investigators are still trying to determine whether the man fell from an aircraft, or was struck by one.

The person has not yet been identified.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

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Martin Luther King Day in America

Declassified Documents Show FBI Threats To Martin Luther King Jr.

The report, which was recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, shows an unclassified version of the famous letter that the FBI sent King, suggesting that he should kill himself because they had so much dirt on him.

by John Vibes

President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., after handing him one of the pens used in signing the Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964 at the White House in Washington. The anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday falls in the month of January. (Photo by U.S. Embassy New Delhi)
President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., after handing him one of the pens used in signing the Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964 at the White House in Washington.

If you were watching the news in the 1960’s you would have seen that Martin Luther King was out to destroy America and that the good policemen were only doing their jobs by beating and arresting civil rights protesters.
At that time the civil rights movement was a serious threat to the establishment, so much so that government agencies developed a program to target and silence civil rights leaders, this program was called “COINTELPRO”. It is this program that many researchers believe is responsible for the deaths of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and other civil rights activists.
Now, newly declassified documents published by The New York Times show the sickening depths that the FBI went to in their operations against Martin Luther King. The report, which was recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, shows an unclassified version of the famous letter that the FBI sent King, suggesting that he should kill himself because they had so much dirt on him.

The public had already known of this document for decades, but the version that was available was heavily censored, while the new version is a copy of the original uncensored letter.
Below you can see the censored version next to the copy that has been released this week:
As the Electronic Frontier Foundation pointed out this week, the newly released portions of the document show a deliberate attempt to blackmail Dr. King into abandoning his fight for racial equality.
As the EFF pointed out, one portion of the document mentions private information about King’s life that government agents learned through the heavy surveillance that they had conducted on him:
No person can overcome the facts, no even a fraud like yourself. Lend your sexually psychotic ear to the enclosure. You will find yourself and in all your dirt, filth, evil and moronic talk exposed on the record for all time. . . . Listen to yourself, you filthy, abnormal animal. You are on the record.
Then at the end of the letter comes a thinly veiled threat. It is subtly suggested that King kill himself within 34 days or he will be ‘exposed’ or killed depending how you choose to read in between the lines:
King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. You have just 34 days in which to do it (this exact number has been selected for a specific reason, it has definite practical significance). You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.
The fact that Martin Luther King was an enemy of the state did not silence his message, and even in his death that message was not silenced.

Martin, Malcolm and Muhammad (The MLK they don't show you)

This video will show you the side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that the mainstream media wouldn't dare show. Toward the end of Dr. King's life, he was starting to realize the exact thing we realize today... Certain people refuse to change. It doesn't matter the facts presented, It doesn't matter the approach. There is a large majority of this country that are comfortable practicing evil and hate. If that weren't true, How is it a half century later and Racism is STILL one of the major problems on this globe. King started to realize that maybe he had been underestimating Malcom and the words he spoke. Maybe he was underestimating the teacher that had Ali fired up. Then his attitude started shifting, he became more aggressive in his approach. This new attitude is what caused his assassination. This video will give you a glimpse into this attitude when he was no longer buying into the "dream."

From Final call:

Study the last speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and reflect on the evolution of his message—from one of an integrationist “Dreamer” in 1963, to one of a true wide-awake revolutionary in 1968 when he was murdered. It is clear that Dr. King began to consider that Elijah Muhammad had profound relevance to the struggle for Black freedom in America. Dr. King and his wife Coretta met with Elijah Muhammad at his Chicago home on February 24, 1966. Privately, Dr. King indicated a true shift in his belief that the pursuit of “integration” through “non-violent” civil rights struggle would be the answer to the righteous demands of his oppressed people. In the last days of his life, Dr. King confided in his friend Harry Belafonte:

You know, we fought long and hard for integration…But I tell you, Harry, I’ve come on a realization that really deeply troubles me. I’ve come to the realization that I think we may be integrating into a burning house.”

In 1967, Dr. King, asked, “Why does White America delude itself, and how does it rationalize the evil it retains?” He said White people’s belief in the fairness of America “is a fantasy of self-deception and comfortable vanity.”

His indictment of White America grew harsher and unsparing:

White Americans left the Negro on the ground and in devastating numbers walked off with the aggressor. It appeared that the White segregationist and the ordinary White citizen had more in common with one another than either had with the Negro.”

Incredibly, he even conceded, “there are points at which I see the necessity for temporary separation as a temporary way-station to a truly integrated society.”

By 1968, Dr. King was unequivocal about the country and the war to which White America and many negro leaders were irrevocably faithful:

And I am sad to say that the nation in which we live is the supreme culprit. God didn’t call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war, as the war in Vietnam. And we are criminals in that war. We have committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I’m going to continue to say it.”

In his very last speech in Memphis in the midst of the striking sanitation workers on April 3, 1968, Dr. King was speaking of BLACK RETALIATION against the forces of wickedness using“the power of economic withdrawal.”

Up to now,” he taught, “only the garbage men have been feeling pain; now we must kind of redistribute the pain.”

The United States government spied on Dr. King and attempted to make his life a living hell and ultimately, they were responsible for the death of our brother on that Memphis motel balcony at 39 years of age. His intellectual and spiritual journey into the mind of God may have been nearly complete. Among Dr. King’s personal effects were notes of a speech he was preparing to deliver on that Sunday titled: “Why America May Go To Hell.”

It is TRULY time that we acknowledge the brilliance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and to rescue his legacy from those who would misuse his words to send Blacks into that “burning building.”

This illustrates the deep ignorance of many Americans

Huge swells on Australian beaches

Huge swells close most beaches in New South Wales, Australia

16 January, 2018

Wild surf conditions and powerful swells have forced the closure of most patrolled beaches along the NSW coastline.

Bondi, Manly and Maroubra are believed to be the only Sydney beaches still open on Tuesday, as well as Blacksmiths in Lake Macquarie.

Dangerous conditions are expected to continue through the week, with Surf Life Saving NSW urging beachgoers to stay safe

A strong southerly wind creates high seas and swell along the coast of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney on Tuesday.
"Most of the NSW coastline is experiencing quite large surf today, looking at peaks in excess of three-and-a-half metres so it's quite significant," spokesman Liam Howitt said.

"It looks like it's going to continue for at least the next few days."

Swimmers brave the conditions at the Bronte Beach Ocean Pool on Tuesday.

Hype Meets Reality in the electric car business

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car
Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

11 January, 2018

When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its X3 SUV and Mini, the going rate for 21 kilograms of cobalt—the amount of the metal needed to power typical car batteries—was under $600.

Only 16 months later, the price tag is approaching $1,700 and climbing by the day.

For carmakers vying to fill their fleets with electric vehicles, the spike has been a rude awakening as to how much their success is riding on the scarce silvery-blue mineral found predominantly in one of the world’s most corrupt and underdeveloped countries.

Rapid Rise

Cobalt prices stage one of the biggest jumps among commodities
$80K per metric ton
July 2017
Britain announces it will ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars in 2040
Sept. 2016
BMW announces e-Mini and e-X3 SUV
Sept. 2017
BMW announces a total of 12 new e-car models
March 2016
Tesla announces Model 3
Source: London Metal Exchange

It’s gotten more hectic over the past year,” said Markus Duesmann, BMW’s head of procurement, who’s responsible for securing raw materials used in lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt, manganese and nickel. “We need to keep a close eye, especially on lithium and cobalt, because of the danger of supply scarcity.”

Like its competitors, BMW is angling for the lead in the biggest revolution in automobile transport since the invention of the internal combustion engine, with plans for 12 battery-powered models by 2025. What executives such as Duesmann hadn’t envisioned even two years ago, though, was that they’d suddenly need to become experts in metals prospecting.

Automakers are finding themselves in unfamiliar—and uncomfortable—terrain, where miners such as Glencore Plc and China Molybdenum Co. for the first time have all the bargaining power to dictate supplies.

They’re a lot bigger—but the reality is guys like us are holding all the cards,” said Trent Mell, chief executive officer of First Cobalt Corp., which is mining the mineral in northern Ontario and setting up talks with automakers seeking long-term supplies.

A creuseur, or digger, descends into a copper and cobalt mine in Kawama, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Complicating the process is the fact that the cobalt trail inevitably leads to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where corruption is entrenched in everyday business practices. The U.S. last month slapped sanctions on Glencore’s long-time partner in Congo, Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, saying he used his close ties to Congolese President Joseph Kabila to secure mining deals.

There’s also another ethical obstacle to negotiate. The African nation produces more than 60 percent of the world’s cobalt, a fifth of which is drawn out by artisanal miners who work with their hands — some of whom are children. The country is also planning to double its tax on the metal.

Mined Cobalt Output in 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo dominates supply of the silvery-blue metal
14% Other
4% Australia
3% Russia
3% Zambia
60% Democratic
Republic of the
3% New Caledonia
3% Cuba
4% Philippines
6% Canada
Source: Macquarie Research Report, October 2017

Automakers may not have the luxury of choice as countries across the world ban gas and diesel engines to slash carbon emissions.

If each of the billion cars on the road were replaced today with a Tesla Model X, 14 million tonnes of cobalt would be needed—twice global reserves. Even a more realistic scenario for people to drive 30 million electric cars by 2030 requires output to be more than trebled, according to a study commissioned by Glencore from commodity analysts CRU Group.

The projections have made the lustrous metal, a byproduct of copper and nickel mining, into one of the most coveted commodities. Its price surged 128 percent in the past 12 months, in part because hedge funds including Swiss-based Pala Investments stockpiled thousands of tonnes of the stuff, which is used to power everything from mobile phones to home electronics.

There just isn’t enough cobalt to go around,” said George Heppel, a consultant at CRU. “The auto companies that’ll be the most successful in maintaining long-term stability in terms of raw materials will be the ones that purchase the cobalt and then supply that to their battery manufacturer.”

To adjust to the new reality, some carmakers are recruiting geologists to learn more about the minerals that may someday be as important to transport as oil is now. Tesla Inc. just hired an engineer who supervised a nickel-cobalt refinery in New Caledonia for Vale SA to help with procurement.

But after decades of dictating terms with suppliers of traditional engine parts, the industry is proving ill-prepared to confront what billionaire mining investor Robert Friedland dubbed “the revenge of the miner.”

Scarce Metal

As electric car production takes off, cobalt supplies are projected to fall short of demand

Passenger electric vehicles
Electric buses
Consumer electronics
500K metric tons
Sources: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, USGS, Avicenne, CRU

Take Volkswagen AG. The world’s biggest automaker has one of the industry’s most ambitious targets for battery car sales. Cobalt producers spurned its attempt in September to get long-term cobalt supplies at prices fixed well below market rates. Two months later, Volkswagen wooed them to meetings at its 30,000-seat stadium in the German city of Wolfsburg, hosting each in a separate hospitality box.

The carmaker has eased its price demands and may succeed in securing cobalt supplies this year, according to people familiar with the talks.

Duesmann said BMW is willing to pay upfront for a medium-term supply deal, one step short of taking stakes in miners. It’s also sending teams from its procurement and supply-chain sustainability departments to Congo this month, the third trip in a year. Aside from visiting big producers, they’ll explore the possibility of sourcing cobalt from artisanal mines.

Mining Batteries

Recycling dead batteries will create alternative source of scarce minerals

30K metric tons
Source: CRU

There will be a shortage of supply of cobalt going forward as and when the electric vehicle story unfolds” predicted Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive officer of Glencore, which is in talks with Volkswagen, Tesla, Apple Inc. and various battery makers.

Even if carmakers manage to lock in orders, there’s another major cobalt player to contend with: China. Seven of the 10 largest producers in Congo as of 2016 were Chinese-owned, and the Chinese State Reserve Bureau stockpiles the mineral. Most cobalt mined in Congo, meanwhile, is purified at refiners in China before it can be used by battery makers such as Panasonic Corp.

To cater to the biggest market for electric cars, Chinese manufacturers are going further than many western counterparts. Great Wall Motor Co., the nation’s biggest maker of sport utility vehicles, bought a stake in Australian lithium mine developer Pilbara Minerals Ltd.

There is concern at the far end of the supply chain about the raw material issues,” said Sam Riggall, chief executive officer of Clean TeQ Holdings Ltd., developer of the Sunrise cobalt and nickel project in the Australian state New South Wales. He’s already signed a supply deal with Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co., which makes cathodes (the positive end of a battery). Carmakers are also knocking on his door from Asia, Europe and North America.

Also getting inundated with calls is Vladimir Potanin, chairman of MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC, which produces the most nickel in the world, as well as cobalt at plants in and around the Arctic Circle.

Carmakers are open to different forms of cooperation,” including long-term contracts, streaming deals and joint ventures, Potanin said in an interview. “We are in talks now over those projects. But for us it’s not clear how deep we need to go.”

If history is a guide, the cobalt mania won’t last. In the early 2000s, palladium, used in catalytic converters that remove pollution from vehicle exhaust, tripled in two years on supply concerns. Carmakers eventually found ways to use less of the metal, and demand slid by a third. Ford Motor Co. was forced to write off $1 billion when its stockpile of the metal fell in value.

Battery Chemistries

Carmakers expect to gradually move to batteries that use less cobalt

NMC 111
NMC 433
NMC 532
NMC 622
NMC 811
NMC 111 is used in the BMW electric i3 city car
BMW wants to move to a NMC 622formulation in 2021
BMW expects to move to NMC 811batteries by 2025
Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Car-battery chemistries may follow a similar trajectory. Currently, most contain roughly equal amounts of nickel, manganese and cobalt, called NMC 111. By 2025 the dominant composition will be 80 percent nickel and 10 percent cobalt, according to UBS AG forecasts.

Recycling technologies to extract minerals from dead batteries, meanwhile, could add 25,000 tons of supply by 2025, CRU projections show.

With so much on the line, BMW’s Duesmann, a mechanical engineer who helped develop the electric i3 city car, isn’t putting too much weight on these innovations just yet. Last month, BMW revealed its dedication to an electric future by briefly lighting up its Munich headquarters, modelled in the 1970s after the four cylinders of an engine, to look like batteries instead.

There’s going to be a supply shortage, so right now the suppliers have the upper hand,” he said.