Mongoose: Russia Stops Europe’s Gas Over Ukraine — Power Grid Sabotage Next?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Playtime is over. Serves Europe right for being an ignorant unethical pawn to US lies… As for John Kerry, he is, if anything, even more worthless than Hillary Clinton ever was.

Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.

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Oct 25

Jean Lievens: The sharing economy – make it sustainable

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

The sharing economy: make it sustainable

Damien Demailly; Anne-Sophie Novel

Studies N°03/2014. Iddri, 2014. 32 p.

Is the sharing economy a tool for ecological transition? The main objective of this report is to analyse the environmental potential of the sharing economy, considered in its full diversity, and the conditions for the realization of this potential.

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Oct 25

Stephen E. Arnold: Big Data & Artificial Intelligence — Worse Than Gambling

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Looking for an AI Silver Bullet to Make Software Smart? Keep Looking

Here in Harrod’s Creek, Kentucky there is not too much chatter about machine learning. It is hunting season. Time to get out the Barrett Automatic Rifle and go hunting for varmints. Sundown yesterday when calm returned to the hollow, I read “Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts.”

My thought after reading the IEEE article was that I was really tired of the artificial intelligence yap yap. Now a whiz at UCal Berkeley is pointing out that some of the methods are a “cartoon.” The Dr. Michael Jordan says:

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Oct 25

Musa Tuzuner: Insights of Intelligence Insiders on (Non-) Sharing Intelligence Behaviors

Musa Tuzuner

Musa Tuzuner

Insights of Intelligence Insiders on (Non-) Sharing Intelligence

Musa Tuzuner, Ph.D
Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, Ankara, Turkey

This study surveys the Turkish intelligence community’s (non-) sharing intelligence behavior. The factors affecting failures to share intelligence and now to increase intelligence sharing practices are examined based on the views of Turkish intelligence insiders. These insiders’ views reveal that the complexity of bureaucratic structures, lack of trust, compartmentalization, power, egoism, fear, information groupings, lack of reciprocity and lack of feedback are the causes for non-sharing of intelligence. Policy solutions for shifting from non-sharing toward sharing behaviors is discussed in a new framework including respective government willingness, enhancing capacity of intelligence collection, building intelligence aquariums, creating rules for establishing new intelligence sharing, opening up communications channels, training, and support for sharing culture. This framework argues that policy change should start first at the agency level, then at the community level and finally at the international level.

PDF (16 Pages): Turkish Intelligence Non-Sharing Behavior

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Oct 24

Jean Lievens: 8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security

Experts from around the world gathered in Seattle this week at the Water for Food Global Conference to discuss ways to harness this data revolution in agriculture. Hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the conference focused on mobilizing Big Data to improve global water and food security. With that in mind, here are eight ways Big Data is helping to create a more water- and food-secure world.

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Oct 24

SchwartzReport: Amish Farmers Study Plant Immunology, Avoid Using Pesticides Completely

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The failure of the industrial chemical agriculture and husbandry model is becoming increasingly evident. But just as alternatives to carbon energy are gaining momentum, so I hope an agriculture and husbandry alternative, such as that described in this report, takes hold and similarly replaces the chemicals and poisons.

Amish Farmers Study Plant Immunology, Avoid Using Pesticides Completely

EXTRACT

Samuel Zook, an Amish farmer recently explained to a reporter: “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.” His frustration led him to the writings of an 18-year old Amish farmer from Ohio, named John Kempf. This young upstart is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a consulting firm the farmer established in 2006 to promote science-intensive organic agriculture.

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Oct 22

OSE Manifesto in Spanish – Chapter 1

Sebastian Sewpulveda

Sebastian Sewpulveda

The OSE Manifesto is being translated into Chinese, French, and Spanish. Here is the first chapter in Spanish.

Capítulo 1: “Ábrete Sésamo”

Translated by Sebastian Sepulveda

“Fuente-Abierta Total” es un concepto filosófico y cultural que es esencial para la creación de un mundo próspero y en armonía, un mundo que funcione con un 100% de humanidad. Como sabemos, la formación industrial del Estado, las compañías y la Iglesia, no cubren todas nuestras necesidades; son exclusivas más que inclusivas, jerárquicas en vez de igualitarias. Fomentan la corrupción y permiten una indignante concentración de riqueza en manos de unos pocos. Al margen de esta atrocidad ética, una concentración de tal naturaleza desestabiliza cualquier economía; ésta se vuelve disfuncional y la semilla de la economía, Nosotros el Pueblo, el 90%, terminamos siendo devorados por lo que es en esencia un hongo moral, un cáncer, engendrado por el 1%.

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Oct 21