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IN THE NEWS | 3 December 2017




One World of Nations
IN THE NEWS
3 December 2017


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OWON: Society also needs the protection of its own species and to be selective. Yes to blocking the impossible tidal waves of endless takers.




Trump pulls U.S. out of United Nations Global Compact on Migration – thank you @POTUS!

Thank you, Mr. President.

The US decides — that is called sovereignty. The “rights” of invaders do not supersede the rights of American citizens.

US quits UN global compact on migration, says it’ll set its own policy

By Faith Karimi, CNN, December 3, 2017:

(CNN)The United States notified the United Nations that it will no longer take part in the global compact on migration, saying it undermines the nation’s sovereignty.

The US has been a part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was formed last year. The declaration aims to ensure the rights of migrants, help them resettle and provide them with access to education and jobs.

It calls for the negotiation of a global compact on migration, which is expected to be adopted next year.

In explaining its withdrawal Saturday, the US said the pact contains provisions that are inconsistent with the nation’s immigration policies.
While the US is proud of its leadership on migration and refugee issues, the global approach is not compatible with the nation’s sovereignty, according to Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN.

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OWON: This is a big deal and why are we not in the battery mode to start with? We knew about graphene years ago. Had we been organised, not Cabal Dupes, these batteries would be in production.

Time to wake up and catch up.




Graphene Balls Reduce a One Hour Battery Recharge to 12 Minutes

Samsung's graphene ball breakthrough makes recharging lithium-ion batteries 5x faster and increases their capacity by 45 percent.

There is an ongoing battle between R&D labs to come up with new battery tech that replaces lithium-ion. But until that happens, evolution of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery continues, and Samsung is the latest to make a breakthrough on that front with the development of graphene balls.

The graphene ball was developed by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in close collaboration with Samsung SDI and a team from Seoul National University's School of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The end result is batteries that demonstrate an increased capacity of up to 45 percent while at the same time charging five-time faster.

What SAIT found was that they could "synthesize graphene into a 3D form like popcorn using affordable silica (SiO2)." These graphene balls are then used as a protective layer on the anode and cathode of a rechargeable battery. The added protection means a higher capacity is possible, as is faster charging, and just as importantly a stable temperature is maintained within the battery (good news for electric vehicles).

In real terms it means your typical hour-long recharge will be reduced to just 12 minutes, and once charged you will enjoy a significant increase in time/usage before a recharge is required. That all-day battery life claimed by smartphone manufacturers may actually be all day once this graphene ball battery comes to market...


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OWON: The beginning of the end for the Cabal. Gulags for the Zios?




BRICS Planning Its Own Gold Trading System

As the US and its E.U. partners continue to levy punitive sanctions on Russia, the BRICS are responding with new financial initiatives to help their members break-out of the US and European financial trading monopoly.

Currently, both China and Russia are surging ahead as the world’s top Central Bank buyers of gold, further consolidating their position to be able to weather a global dollar crisis which many expert believe is inevitable. When exactly that happens is still anyone’s guess.

NOTE: Russia is now the largest official buyer of gold – and the world’s third-biggest producer.

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are discussing the possibility of establishing a separate gold trading system, according to the First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov.

“The traditional (trade) system based in London and partially in Swiss cities is becoming less relevant as new trade hubs are emerging, first of all in India, China, and South Africa,” he said, adding “we are discussing the possibility of establishing a single (system of) gold trade both within BRICS and at the level of bilateral contacts.”

BRICS countries are large economies with substantial reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of the precious metal, said the official. According to him, the new system may serve as a basis for the further creation of new benchmarks...


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OWON: Is it any wonder why mainstream media is shunned by the public at large. This is terrible reporting.




ABC Makes "Epic Mistake", Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story

Having caused chaos in financial markets briefly, set the liberal media on fire with 'I told you so's, and sparked a renewed round of #ImpeachTrump demands, ABC News issued a 'clarification' to their bombshell Flynn report that not only negates the entire story but provides President Trump with another round of ammunition to fire against the 'fake news' media.

Critically, ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate.

Here is the full 'clarification'

During a live Special Report, ABC News reported that a confidant of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign.

That source later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots.

It was shortly after the election, that President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian officials on topics that included working jointly against ISIS.

So to clarify - just as President Trump had stated, there was no contact with Russians during his time as a candidate but in fact it was in transition as he attempted to mend broken bridges with another world super-power in his role as president-elect - this in no way a criminal act at all. In fact, reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure...


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OWON: Again, and again, and again. But that lure of easy money.




Bitcoin bubble? The warnings from history

From the tulip craze to the South Sea and dotcom bubbles, the past teaches us to beware too strong a dose of irrational exuberance.

Bitcoin is drawing comparisons with past economic bubbles, owing to its meteoric rise this year. Here are some perhaps poignant history lessons:

Tulip mania

One of the earliest example of an asset bubble, the tulip boom occurred in the 17th century when Dutch speculators caught a dose of irrational exuberance over tulip bulbs – then new to Europe from the Ottoman empire.

Speculators bought and sold bulbs, pushing up prices, while more people rushed in to the market after hearing about all the money being made. Prices skyrocketed to unsustainable levels, before crashing spectacularly as demand dried up.

South Sea bubble

Sir Isaac Newton was among those thought to have lost heavily from investing in the South Sea Company, which had the monopoly rights for trade between Britain and South America in the early 18th century.

Investors bought shares on the expectation of profits, but prices rose far beyond the gains on offer. Britain was at war with Spain for control of South America, and little profit was made, prompting the shares to collapse...


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OWON: Corralled, Game, Set and Taken!




The Government Is Coming For Your Bitcoin

The same day Bitcoin cracked its all-time high above $11,000, the government dealt its first blow to the crypto world…

On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the popular Bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, to provide the IRS with information on over 14,000 account holders.

The taxman noticed that only 800-900 people reported gains related to Bitcoin in each of the years between 2013-2015. It seemed unusual given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise.

So the IRS went for its pound of flesh.

Initially, the government wanted complete data on every Coinbase user that transacted between 2013 and 2015. The exchange’s website says it has 13 million users (more than the number of Schwab brokerage accounts).

But Coinbase pushed back… and the government agreed to only take limited data (including name, date of birth, address, tax ID number, transaction statements and account logs) for accounts that have bought, sold, sent or received at least $20,000 worth of Bitcoin in a given year...


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OWON: Yep, the world sees this.




'Just unreal': Trump's latest tweet indicates he's 'utterly clueless about his own jeopardy,' experts say

President Donald Trump may have just given special counsel Robert Mueller's obstruction-of-justice investigation an inadvertent boost.

On Saturday, Trump defended his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, following news that Flynn had pled guilty to one count of making false statements to investigators during an interview in January about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the transition period.

"I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," the president tweeted on Saturday. "He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!"

Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser in February, when news surfaced that Flynn had spoken to Kislyak about US sanctions on Russia on December 29 — the same day that the sanctions were imposed by President Barack Obama...


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OWON: Attention seeking egos can let Pandora out of the Box. If it spreads?




North Korea: Trump is 'begging for nuclear war'

US President Donald Trump and his administration are "begging for nuclear war," North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

Trump is "staging an extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a written statement that also calls Trump a "nuclear demon" and a "disruptor of global peace."

The comments came ahead of a joint US-South Korean military drill, scheduled to begin Monday. About 12,000 US military personnel and 230 planes are expected to participate in the drill, known as Vigilant Ace.

North Korean officials made similar comments last month. A furious commentary published in a state-run newspaper said Trump had displayed his "true colors as an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject" during his visit to the Korean Peninsula.

Days later, Trump placed North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism; the country was removed from that list in 2008 by George W. Bush...


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OWON: Does the Chump have a Clue?




What a moment to cut ourselves off from friends in Europe

By putting their faith in Donald Trump, the Tories are blind to the truth about our alliance with America.

Theresa May is reviled for her weakness. But, as so often, cliches deceive. No British prime minister has found the strength to condemn an American president as she condemned Donald Trump since the Anglo-American alliance began in the Second World War. Anthony Eden maintained a public silence as Eisenhower destroyed his premiership, and Britain’s imperial pretensions, when he stopped the Suez adventure of 1956.

Harold Wilson ignored Lyndon Johnson’s pleas to send British troops to Vietnam. But he infuriated the radicals of the 1968 generation by diplomatically refusing to speak out against the war. Thatcher and Reagan, Major and Clinton had their private arguments about Grenada and the IRA. Nothing they said matches the forcefulness of May’s out, loud and proud denunciation of Trump for sharing the “hateful narratives” of British fascists.

It has been comic to watch the shock with which politicians greeted Trump’s endorsement of Britain First. They must have known he has spent his life in the grey zone between the right and the far right. If they didn’t, we have a Foreign Office paid to set them straight. Only last week, Trump reminded us where his fanatic’s mind lingers when he revived the bitter, broken fantasy that America’s first black president was an illegitimate African interloper. There is no racist lie he will ever reject or disown.

Britain’s leaders will not see it. May’s criticism was unprecedented but it remained a wholly inadequate response to an unprecedented US president. Britain and America are still allies, the PM said, as she tried to repair a shattered relationship. Trump may be a “buffoon” but he is still Britain’s “best friend”, the rightwing press told its readers. Theirs was the authentic voice of the politically left behind, who will never accept the world has changed until it blows up in their faces...


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OWON: It seems the lessons of the Tulip scandal and Dot com disasters will never be learned. The lure of easy money attracts the gullible and bottom feeders.




Bitcoin investors hoping to make billions may end up with a sack of fool’s gold

The cryptocurrency may not be a threat to the world economy, but that should not stop regulators from protecting investors from it.

ifting the Yukon river for gold was a waste of time for most of the 100,000 prospectors seeking to make themselves rich in the 1890s. The same can be said of the bitcoin miners who dream of striking it rich by getting their hands on some of the extremely lucrative and painfully elusive electronic currency.

Relatively few people have managed to decipher the codes needed to extract bitcoins from the 21 million locked inside the mathematical problems set by its creator, the software engineer whose true identity is unknown but who goes by the name Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Those who have employed enough computer power and code-cracking know-how can consider themselves rich now that the value of one bitcoin has soared from $753 last December to around $10,000. The rest have deployed huge amounts of energy and time for no return.

Should anyone be worried about this turn of events? Or will it go down as a moment in history when an asset was mined, some people got rich and ... that was it?...

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