For some time now the US secret intelligence community has been pathologically deficient and in constant betrayal of the public trust. This has been in part because the political system in place is corrupt to the bone and uses the intelligence system to spend money and garner 5% kick-backs as well as insider trading advantage. As calls rise for the trashing of the entire US secret intelligence community, we would observe that earnest loyal dissidents who have been ignored for a quarter century have thought all of this through and are still being ignored by the public as well as the corrupt press, the corrupt think tanks, and the corrupt bureaucracy. There will come a point when the White House realizes that the one thing that can calm the nation is intelligence with integrity. When that point comes, the various reformers represented here at Phi Beta Iota will be ready to serve the public interest.
Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future
Physically gathering in Scotland, free online.
27 SEP – 3 OCT 2014
To prosper going into the future, we must come together to define that future — to articulate a new narrative that reverses the dysfunctionality of past practices including the fencing of the commons and the criminalization of natural behavior.
Conscious & sensing, all life is….
Scents emitted by certain species of adult corals draw fish and coral larvae to healthy reefs, while the noxious odor of out-of-control seaweed drives them away from damaged ecosystems.
“These are fantastic results,” says Jelle Atema, a chemical and behavioral ecologist at Boston University. The findings demonstrate “dramatic differences” in coral or fish behavior, he says, and “how important chemical signals are in regulating the interactions between corals and seaweeds and fishes.”
Andrew Dugenske, Alain Louchez
Manufacturing.net, August 2014
Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or “Factories of the Future” to highlight a few, these initiatives all bear the same characteristics, i.e., transforming the manufacturing process from a patchwork of isolated silos to a nimble and seamless whole fully integrated with the downstream and upstream production environment.
There is, in fact, a close link between modern manufacturing and the advent of the Internet of Things.