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IN THE NEWS | 25 September 2017

One World of Nations
25 September 2017

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OWON: The future now for each nation all starts and stops with education. As there are no shortcuts to a world changing as rapidly as ours is, who has thought the implications of reversing dumbed down America and other nations, or Peasant China?

Who imagined that Youth not savvy in computing and the like will not be able to to function in tomorrow's technical world where communication and knowledge often determine whether a person can succeed?

One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse - an ambitious experiment hopes to save them

Glasses askew and gray hair tousled, Scott Rozelle jumps into a corral filled with rubber balls and starts mixing it up with several toddlers. The kids pelt the 62-year-old economist with balls and, squealing, jump onto his lap. As the battle rages, Rozelle chatters in Mandarin with mothers and grandmothers watching the action.

Elsewhere in this early childhood education center in central China, youngsters are riding rocking horses, clambering on a jungle gym, thumbing through picture books, or taking part in group reading. Once a week, caregivers get one-on-one coaching on how to read to toddlers and play educational games. The center is part of an ambitious experiment Rozelle is leading that aims to find solutions to what he sees as a crisis of gargantuan proportions in China: the intellectual stunting of roughly one-third of the population. "This is the biggest problem China is facing that nobody's ever heard about," says Rozelle, a professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Surveys by Rozelle's team have found that more than half of eighth graders in poor rural areas in China have IQs below 90, leaving them struggling to keep up with the fast-paced official curriculum. A third or more of rural kids, he says, don't complete junior high. Factoring in the 15% or so of urban kids who fall at the low end of IQ scores, Rozelle makes a stunning forecast: About 400 million future working-age Chinese, he says, "are in danger of becoming cognitively handicapped."...


OWON: So, having been sucked into the made NK vortex of Egos between two fat flatulent ego monsters, we have now a mini arms race. How the military complex will grow.

If NK unleashes future missiles, SK and Japan will take a major hit. And be assured, they WILL be able to buy Telemetry guidance systems via rogue Pakistan.

The Deadly Rocket Scare Redux: North Korea’s role in the arms game

North Korea is once again the big, bad, boogey man of Asia, a convenient villain Washington will use to fuel a spanking new arms race. If all-out war does not follow Donald Trump’s insane policies aimed at Pyongyang, something miraculous will have to take place soon. The American hegemony turns once again to the Far East, in a redux of the 2000 North Korean sanctions negotiations.

I’ll wager that very few people reading this remember the 1999 missile tests over Japan that North Korea used to “negotiate” sanctions reductions. Yes, it’s true and not “fake news”, as the New York Times reported from 2000, “South Korea Plans to Begin Rocket Program”. What, you expected ingenuity and creativity from the Trump administration and the US Congress? Not a chance of that, I say. The elites that run the globalist narrative never divert from what works, I tell you. If young and old Americans were fearful Japan would go up in a mushroom cloud in 1999, then the new generation of willing idiots are all the more capable of apathetic abandon. Trump and Co. are just doing Korea or Vietnam II, since those ventures proved financially profitable for the military industrialists and the economy overall. Do you feel like you’ve been duped yet? Okay, read on.

Once again, the New York Times is the soap box from which the hegemons preach to the waiting and fearful masses about the Pyongyang boogeyman, only this time it’s Kim Jong-un, and not his venerable supreme leader father Kim Jong-il who’s center stage in the Armageddon drama. But the headlines this time around are far more creative. A story this week entitled “The Rare, Potent Fuel Powering North Korea’s Weapons”, brings to mind 007 and James Bond, super-duper-secret rockets from Dr. No or Austin Powers as Dr. Evil, I can no longer discern. Once again American journalists take advantage of the fact most people don’t know beans about much of anything anymore. Let me frame the latest bullshit from Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Junior’s venerable newspaper. The rare and potent fuel it took not one but two award winning journalists to “invent” is known as UDMH, or Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine. Now I am fairly sure that William J. Broad and David E. Sanger both know UDMH is about as rare in the world of rockets as pointy nose cones or ignition sequences. But the North Koreans and the story sound much more ominous and deadly with spy thriller lingo deployed. Just so you know I’m not slinging BS, the rare and potent fuel the NYT cites is old as rockets themselves. I quote from the Encyclopedia Astronautica...


OWON: Trump certainly made a name for himself at the UN Assembly. Fool?

Trump's debut at the UN: threats, taunts – and gasps of alarm from the diplomats

The general assembly has always had its theatrical elements, with the world’s blowhards playing to the gallery – but this time the jester has taken centre stage

The summit week of the UN general assembly was always bound to be fraught with risk for US prestige: it would involve Donald Trump interacting in a multilateral arena – and Trump famously does not play nicely with other leaders.

At the Nato summit in May he manhandled Duško Marković, the prime minister of Montenegro, to get to the centre of a group photograph, where he stood preening among his bemused peers.

This week, the US delegation avoided such visual comedy, though there was at least one Mr Bean moment, at a lunch for African leaders in which Trump extolled the health service of the non-existent nation of “Nambia”. He told his audience – heads of countries with long, painful colonial histories – that he had “so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich”.

But such group outings were kept to a minimum. A side meeting on UN reform was kept brief in the extreme: 13 minutes – of which Trump spoke for nine. He began by slipping in a plug for the golden Trump World Tower across the road; his first remarks as president on UN ground were spoken as a property developer...


OWON: If WW III emerges you may be surprised at the numbers nations now have to fight with.

World War 3 armies REVEALED – Who would win in all out conflict with North Korea?

North Korean military tests have made tensions in the Pacific skyrocket – with young despot Kim Jong-un testing inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US and hydrogen bombs five times more powerful than the last nuclear weapon to have been used in a war zone.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s threats to rain “fire and fury” on the Korean peninsula have stoked the flames of conflict that risk igniting World War 3.

And with Japan and South Korea aligned with the west along with Russian and Chinese interests in Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom, conflict in the region risks dragging the world’s superpowers into a furious fire fight.

But who has the most powerful military of them all?...


OWON: There is a progressive agenda towards the first Transhumans.

Terminator moves step closer to reality as scientists create synthetic muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight

An artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight has been created, laying the groundwork for Terminator-like humanoid robots.

Scientists used a 3D printing technique to create the rubber-like synthetic muscle that expands and contracts like its biological counterpart.

Heated by a small electric current, the material was capable of expanding to nine times its normal size.

In tests it demonstrated enormous strength, having a strain density - the amount of energy stored in each gram of a stretched elastic body - 15 times greater than natural muscle.

The device, described as a "soft actuator", was able to lift 1,000 times its own weight, said the researchers whose work is reported in the journal Nature Communications.

Professor Hod Lipson, from the Creative Machines laboratory at Columbia University in New York, said: "We've been making great strides toward making robot minds, but robot bodies are still primitive.

"This is a big piece of the puzzle and, like biology, the new actuator can be shaped and reshaped a thousand ways. We've overcome one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots."...


  1. Wow, interesting news. Thanks OWoN.

  2. My nieces' mother is from china. My niece is lucky to be here. She speaks both English and Chinese, reads, writes, does her math, sings, plays, and is a very intelligent five year old. Both her parents teach her.

    This is so important to help children in impoverished countries to good education to help make their lives and this world better.


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