WATER: As Precious As Gold Or Oil, Yet People Being “Fashionable”, Allow Their Palm Trees To Drink It Up Insatiably

As many tourists visit Arizona, California, and/or Nevada, they are amazed at the vast number and variety of Palm Trees growing in these water deprived states. With Palm Trees being estimated by some ‘Tree Evaluators’ at numbers of 1,000,000+ in those states, collectively, we ask: “Beyond aesthetics, what functional duties do Palm Trees provide?” The many ‘shortcomings’ of Palm Trees, beyond their visual appeal, should be understood by those who consider themselves to be: “Climate Conscious”, “Conservationists”, “Environmentalists”, “Gaiaists”, “Greens” or “What-Have-Yous”.

Californians decided to import approximately 25,000 Palm Trees into Los Angeles for the July, 1932 Olympic Games. Tens of thousands of additional trees have been planted throughout Southern California, since 1932. At the time, water shortages were unique to the ‘locals’; but not now.

As for Nevada, Benjamin Siegel, thought the trees would be aesthetically correct for his new “Flamingo” Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas; other Casino-Hoteliers soon followed. Today, Clark County Nevada, [of which Las Vegas is one municipality therein], has approximately 6,000 Palm Trees it owns; this is in addition to the estimated over 400,000 planted throughout the County by residents and commercial developers.

Arizona, of which the Phoenix area, in particular, was developed into a winter oasis for ‘Businessmen and their families, from the Mid-West and East Coast’ at approximately the same time Mr. Siegel was developing Las Vegas. The Palm Trees were viewed, as today, as being quite ‘fashionable’ and exotic [Rabat, Morocco, perhaps]. It has thousands of Palm Trees in its Valley of the Sun.

Beyond the aforementioned ‘Aesthetic’ intentions of Landscape Architects, are the shortcomings of Palm Trees; those being accentuated in grave scale in certain geographies by a lack of water availability. When one realizes the ‘gargantuan’ thirst of these ‘pencil bodied’ flora, and multiplies it be the sheer number of such trees in the Southwest United States, one may shudder.

Israeli Agronomists have performed years of tests on Palm Trees and have stated in many publications, their findings: These trees consume up to 1,000 liters {264 U.S. gallons} of water a day! [‘Gargantuan’ thirst indeed!] If one merely uses the 25,000 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles number of Palm trees times 264 Gallons of water per day, one acheives 6,600,000+/- gallons (25,000,000 liters) of water being consumed PER DAY! Farmers in the San Joaquin Valley will shudder, at their possible loss.

Another shortcoming of Palm Trees, particularly in hot environments is “Heat Island Effect”; that is, a thermal build-up by buildings, homes, and roadways of radiated energy from the Sun [as well as by vehicles, et al in urban areas]. Palm trees provide ‘next to NO SHADE’, so it is estimated it and the lack of significant transpiration by such trees [not adding moisture to the air] have at most a -17.22 degrees C (1.0 degree F) reduction is urban area heat. Typical shade trees being planted, also provide much greater transpiration to the environment. The results vary: from lowering air temperatures -15 degrees C (5 degrees F) to wide-spread shade tree applications in city centers, temperature reductions of -12.77 degrees C (9.0 degrees F). These results have been measured in many cities in America! Kilowatt savings are too great to ignore in that less electricity is needed to cool structures when ambient weather is ‘hot’. Carbon usage drops dramatically through Shade Tree efficiencies.

A further ‘deficiency’ in Palm Trees, as to the environment in urban areas is the lack of meaningful “Acoustic Attentuation” vis-a-vis automobiles, noisy motorcycles, and trucks; as well as other noise sources. The aforementioned ‘Pencil Bodied’ configuration, dearth of significant branches and leaves, provide no meaningful mechanical barriers to acoustic waves being generated by the noise sources.

As International Businessmen, we try to pay attention to everything possible: All actions and events up-front, and/or those down-stream will interconnect in varying capacities (as many are homologous). As we consult to others or invest for ourselves, we constantly strive to find synergies that are possible or probable, but most of all reasonable; our expenditures of time constitute [a most unreplenshable commodity (as to farmers of the world, is Water)]. Replacing Palm Trees With Shade Trees would help to mitigate some ill-effects of Climate Change.

Reality: At times, aesthetics immediacy of reward, to one’s psyche, can produce financial costs of long term, to one’s pocketbook.

Reference: https://financialpost.com/investing/water-joins-gold-and-oil-for-first-time-as-traded-commodity-on-wall-street-amid-fears-of-scarcity

Strong National Leaders List For 2020

As International Businessmen, we communicate at various times, with citizens of the approximately 200 countries in the world; this, through visitations primarily, and also telephonically. Over the years we have found that a person’s body language, including eye behaviors and voice pitch, amplitude, and word frequency says ‘volumes’. Such data is not available in mere ‘E-Mails’; Face-To-Face is best for privacy also.

In assessing Nations’ leaders, we want to know, above the standard economic data of a country [readily accessible on many formats], what the citizens think of their leaders. For accuracy,  close contact is required. Due to the fact many of us have nurtured many long-term business relationships with these citizens, honest discussions, without fear nor favor, take place.  Our Motto is: Tell it to us as it is; we deal with realities, not Main Stream Media (MSM) Holograms.

For this year of 2020, we have determined some Leaders, have performed exceptionally well; this, as judged by Current Economic Data [unfortunately, in part influenced by CV19], and by their citizens views of them. As an example, those listed did not suffer from “‘Politicians’ CV 19 FLU Pandemic Panic” and shut down their countries economies, as others have done; this at a cost the other leaders will not want to disclose to their citizenry.

We do not agree with all of their decisions our listed Leaders made, this year; nor do the other list Leaders agree with each other. However, the important concept to keep in mind: These Leaders LEAD, in spite of ridicule by political competitors, MSM, or other hegemonic countries leaders [or their nefarious ‘Agencies’]. They try to do their very best for their country: Culturally, Economically, Politically, and Socially; Patriots They Are.

We hope that all other Nations will have their leaders excel so that efficient International Business can prevail in 2021 and beyond; this with  “Internationalist”, not “Globalist” agendas.

The following Leaders [by Continent/Country], we are of the opinion, have shown strength of Character, Intellect, Integrity, and perhaps most of all, Wisdom.

Asia:

Xi Jinping– China

Narendra Moti – India

Joko Widodo – Indonesia

Rodrigo Duterte – Philippines

Europe:

Boris Johnson– England

Emmanuel Macron – France

Viktor Orban – Hungary

Prince Albert – Monaco

Vladimir Putin– Russia

Middle East:

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – Egypt

Benjamin Netanyahu – Israel

King Salman – Saudi Arabia

Recep Tayyip Erdogan – Turkey

North America:

Donald Trump – United States of America

South America:

Jair Bolsonaro – Brazil

Luis Lacalle Pou – Uruguay

Best of Good Health, Good Luck, and Continued Wisdom to each, for the remainder of 2020, and in the coming years.

When A Country Needs Leadership For Its Citizens, Against CV 19 Mental Malaise, Due To Isolations, Where Is Unshakable Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda When It Requires Him?

The current Coronavirus (CV10) Influenza, has caused many government leaders in many countries to choose to engage in draconian measures of isolating their citizenry, in their abodes. This is to allegedly prevent them from coming into contact with any CV19 particles [each measured at approximately 0.06 microns to 0.14 microns in size] that might be floating in the air or on any surfaces that might be touched. Since the virus particles attach themselves to aerosols or water droplets which are contained in breathing, coughing, or talking, transmissions are very likely to occur among people.

In Japan, particularly, as well as in many other countries, we think this “Bogeyman” CV19, has principally through Mainstream Media, been made into a ‘omnipresent monster that cannot be destroyed‘; rather it being, what it is: a “RNA, Single-Strand Influenza Virus iteration [nothing more].

It appears, that perhaps, young Japanese in particular, have either never heard of the steadfast Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, who in his actions, fought World War II for 29 years, on a Pacific Island [even long after the War concluded] This gentleman did not give up; did not surrender; did not ‘fall apart’. He was, we think, as International Businessmen, evidentiary of what Japan was. We did respect him for his tenacity when he was found and living, and today, all of us can respect his loyalty to his country. Such behavior is not seen today, in most countries.

If Hiroo Onoda, was alive today, he would most likely face this CV 19 Influenza and laugh at it. He would realize that one needs to gain immunity from it, not by ‘hiding in a cave’ but by: living one’s life outside in the real world, having proper nutrition, wearing masks when needed, giving others physical space, washing one’s hands, and engaging in proper hygiene; not ‘Rocket Science’.

If, and when, vaccines, which can protect for several years against viral iterations of CV19 are created, one may decide, for his or herself, to use them. That is a personal choice. Until that time arrives, we suggest you find those intakes [Herbs, Minerals, and Vitamins] which can strengthen your immune system and thwart the CV 19 invader’s attack, and get on with your life. We, in International Business, certainly do.

Getting depressed and feeling sorry for oneself is the road to ruin. Going so far as to commit suicide guarantees the ‘doer’, of the terminated result, with no chance of improvement of circumstances. Following the behavior of Hiroo Onoda, allows for the probability that ‘things will get better’; they will.

Reality: Nothing is constant but Change. If you are down today, you may be up tomorrow. That is just the way it works.

Reference: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/10/09/national/social-issues/suicide-mental-health-coronavirus

“Bolts Out Of The ‘Black'”: Lightning Megaflashes

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization [WMO], reported a 700+ kilometers [435+ statute miles] long, lightning megaflash. This behemoth of energy flow occurred in Brazil on 31 October, 2018. Elsewhere, there have been other impressive bolts.

Previously, ground mapping stations were utilized to review lightning strikes. However, spatial considerations, among other factors, provided the impetus for building ‘special-task’ satellite-imaging craft; these for lightning flow assessments. Now, both distances traveled, as well as energies-released measurements, can occur over wider expanses. By utilizing both ground and space systems conjointly, precision is attained.

The ‘macro-geometric’ measuring capability should allow meteorologists, far and wide, the ability to evaluate lightning in a manner not possible just a few years ago. Satellite technology provides three-dimensional measuring capability, on a multi-nation scale, in many areas of the world.

A sailor, ‘Top Side’ on a merchant ship, [be it a ‘Bulker’, ‘Container’, L.N.G., or, Oil Tanker] may be standing at a height of 10 meters above the water line. His ‘visible horizon distance” is 11.3 kilometers [7.0 statute miles] in good weather. Ergo, he would never see that which could strike him, from far beyond the horizon, until it was far too late. Now, a ship ‘radarman’ must be aware of the aforementioned, great striking distance of lightning; and thereby alert any crewmen ‘on deck’. This new information from the WMO, may be life-savers.

One might consider what long-term economic impact this technology will have for the Insurance industry, for one. To know: the probability of such electrical events occurring; when, during the year; of what intensities and durations; over which geographic areas, will be invaluable to Insurers and Re-Insurers. With such knowledge: Actuaries can establish insurance rates; customers may find it economically advantageous to minimize property losses. They might by installing preemptively, electrical storm mitigating technologies [as have been long-required on ships]; this would certainly benefit the Insurance Industry. [There may be many smiling faces in Bermuda.] Those who wisely invest in Insurance Companies’ stocks may also be elated by increases in profits.

Reality: Understanding Mother Nature, is for wise men, a roadway to comprehending, and obtaining cost-mitigating efficiencies; this, for business and personal profits.

Reference: https://www.ibtimes.com/700-km-brazil-megaflash-sets-lightning-record-un-3000889

The ‘Globalists’ “Terrible Times Triumvirate” Agents, Against ‘Internationalists’: N. Tropy and his Steadfast Stalwarts being ‘Ann Archy’ and ‘Kay Oss’

Our having roles in International Business for many decades, has allowed us to qualify as ‘Having been around the block many times’. As such, we have witnessed the same scenarios played out often around the world: ‘Globalists’ who seek conjunctions of many countries into a few ‘blocs’ [for ease of their global control strategies]. ‘Internationalists’ on the other hand, WANT the 200+ Nations on Earth to be independent of each other. A multiplicity of powers: thereby being relatively equal, to each Nation’s unique assets [human and natural], and locations geographically.

As an iceberg displays a mere 10% of itself above the water [90% being submerged, so is ‘murkier’ from above]; such are Globalists’ cabals. They will employ various social tactics, to cause political upheavals, for their own economic gains.

More ‘recent’ examples, of which we have previously written: Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr.’s attempts to take over Vietnam initially, later, Cuba, then back to Vietnam [after his son was elected U.S. President]. You may want to review our past articles about these subjects. The point being: In EACH case, to achieve economic goals, social entropy was created, which was designed for political changes; so he and his associates could realize vast economic gains. The citizens of those countries ‘be damned’ was their credo.

Presently, throughout the world, there are social movements utilized to hide Globalists true intentions. The plotters want to put political pressure on Nations leaders so they can achieve their own economic goals quicker. There are only a few Strong World Leaders; other Leaders are mere ‘leaders’. This is a reality of life. The plotters think they will win.

When one hears about ‘Global Warming'[now, more ‘fashionably’ “Climate Change”], ‘Clean Energy’ (Geo-Thermal, Solar, and Wind) ask: “Who is funding the protestors?” Moreover, “Who really gains with the changes?”

Another ‘in vogue’ protest now is: “De-funding or Eliminating Police Departments”. “Who gains economically?” We submit: ‘Ann Archy’ and ‘Kay Oss’ would prosper. And both, as one can see on television, can provide protestors’ emotional ‘sizzle’. “Law and Order” be damned. In fact, ‘Masked Robbers” are no longer ‘in play’, today it is ‘Mask-less’ arsonists, looters, robbers, and murderers; because they have ‘legitimate complaints’, some say.

We can continue on but the basic idea is “As with an iceberg with 90% of its mass largely out of easy view, ‘Globalists’ need obscurity. They need Strong Leaders to be removed from office so mere ‘Puppets’ can replace them. If done, ‘Globalists’ can have ‘free rein’ to rule as they choose.

We prefer Nations to freely and openly engage in commerce, while protecting their individual sovereignties. Their commercial regulations apply to themselves, not to other Nations. They cooperate with other countries but do what is best for their own citizenry. Such leaders DO NOT push off their people to other Nations because they are too lazy to solve their own economic difficulties. Interestingly, there will be a small group of ‘wealthy’ in each country of which we are speaking. They just help themselves.

It is our opinion that International Trade should be encouraged anyway possible: Dredging harbors,; building wharfs; facilitating ship licensing; training pilots; expanding airport runways, paving highways, et al.

By NOT having a few “Globalists’ control the world, with citizens being their serfs, people far and wide prosper.

With plentiful commerce, people gain financially. De-regulation, of business activities is the fuel for economic growth. In growth are the roots of survival of Nations.

Reality: The diversity of Nations is copacetic with the proviso: “Nature abhors singularities”. The ‘More, The Better’.

Mother Nature’s “Lightning”: A Clear And Present Danger

A Texas rancher, unfortunately, found some of his livestock, which has been standing near a fence, dead from a lightning strike. Each year, world-wide it is estimated that domestic, as well as feral animals, are killed in the hundreds of thousands by lightning strikes. The cost to the owners of the herds is prodigious. The reality of the matter is not much has been done to protect livestock in such weather. If one ‘thinks outside the box’ there is no reason insulated transportable small ‘barns’ could not be designed and inexpensively manufactured for herd shelters.

In the areas, such as Arkhangai Province near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, herders lose thousands of their animals yearly due to horrendous lightning storms, snow and wind. In -30C [-22F] temperatures; this loss can be reduced significantly with the aforementioned portable insulated ‘small barns’. Losses from electrical storms, in particular, could be prevented. As for humans, we are better off.

The capacity to kill, from lightning’s electrical energy, is well-known by all. In fact, it kills on average, approximately 6 people per million, per year, world wide. If one presumes there exists approximately 7.8 billion people on Earth, one sees that 46,850+/- people perish yearly from strikes. In agricultural areas around the world, for humans, the death toll is higher, due to lack of effective shelters, than of residents in cities. In urban areas one is safer due to effective housing. Since lightning injuries exceed deaths, by ten times, human suffering is quite vast. Numerically, lightning strikes to humans,and animals, as well damage such as forest fire started from the strikes, are as destructive as many ‘Influenza Pandemics’. As to ‘Flora’ damage, there is no contest.

Having engaged in hard rock mining, many of us are quite familiar with lightning storms causing ignition of blasting caps for dynamite charges. [We are also aware of firearms shots detonating sticks of dynamite; This we have witnessed]. For miners, several thousand feet underground, lightning can kill; as historical evidence in Africa has shown. It behooves executives of mining companies to secure the best of insulation for their miners in remote locales, world-wide.

It is imperative for effectively-insulated building designs to be employed, as the, in-fashion phrase, ‘Climate Change’ [no longer, “Global Warming”] evidences climatic deviance in weather patterns. This evolution in climate may produce more electrical storms in greater varied locations, and of stronger electrical intensities. At present, it appears that Japan is the leader in building fabrications with the fewest lightning strike victims in the world; a fact of which the country’s leaders should be proud.

Reality: For all living creatures and humanity, respect for ‘Mother Nature’ with her powers is essential. Those unaware, or in denial, can pay the price for this lack of acknowledgement.

Reference: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7459711/Lightning-strike-kills-23-cows-instantly-bolt-struck-metal-fence.html

When Cold Is Really Cold An Insulation’s Performance Must Be Bold

News Analysis: Cold weather closings of  Oil Refineries, Passengers in both Airplanes and in stranded Railway Cars seeking blankets, Buses with chilled riders, and New Large Buildings, using record amounts of Energy to keep warm; these all demonstrate ‘Cosmetic Insulations'(using Entrapped Air as the Insulator) DO NOT PERFORM IN FRIGID WEATHER!

An Insulation’s Performance Must Be Bold and NOT BE a Fuel Source for Fires. Petrochemicals and entrapped air in Foam Insulations only require Heat for the creation of fire. If a fire does occur, as in an Aircraft or Building, occupants cannot have Glass Particulates be released into the air for their inhalation into their lungs, as can Fiberglass. 

“Mega-Temp™ Insulation” Performs in Frigid Weather and was designed for extreme Cold Weather use such as in Aircraft, or in Arctic Conditions. It is the “Active Molecular Insulation™” which has been performing boldly for MANY YEARS in Siberia, Russia. It does Not Freeze in Liquid Nitrogen at -195.8C (-320.5F).

The Cost for the disruption of  Commercial Commerce throughout the Northern Hemisphere is estimated as Several Trillion Dollars! This can easily be reduced by using Spray-On “Mega-Temp™ Insulation” in Oil Refineries, Aircraft Fuselage Interiors, Passenger Trains, Freight Boxcars, Buses, Buildings (and anywhere else Severe Cold Weather will Impact).

Climate Change is evidencing this year’s Northern Hemisphere Freeze; Weather Experts think this pattern will continue into future Winter Seasons. Being Pro-active, People can stay Safe and Comfortable,  Refineries remain open, and, Energy Bills may plummet by using “Mega-Temp™ Insulation” as needed. It performs Boldly in the Cold.

The Insulations of the Past, which are Widely Advertised, are OBVIOUSLY FAILING EVERYONE TODAY.

A Word To The Wise Is Sufficient.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-07/chicago-colder-than-south-pole-as-frigid-air-clamps-down-on-u-s-.html

Climate Change Causes Pakistani Farmers Crop Anomalies

News Analysis: Climate Change Causes Pakistani Farmers Crop Anomalies in Sowing as well as in Harvesting. More moisture, along with higher temperatures in certain portions of Pakistan, have reduced crop yields. Pakistan can use knowledge from Agronomists as to how best deal with the weather change, Crop-Wise, and convey those ideas to the Farmers.

Other countries are being Pro-Active when it comes to Adaptation to Climate Change. Wise Pakistanis may find it proper to do like-wise.

Reference: http://www.dawn.com/news/1059830/potato-crop-delayed-by-climate-change

Brazil Deforestation Increases Naturalists’ Concerns

News Analysis:  Brazil Deforestation increases Naturalists’ concerns about Climate Change. The illegal logging activities of a few people, as well as projected Real Estate Developments in the Amazon Basin, are largely responsible.

The Brazilian Government has been successful over the past several years in stopping illegal logging. Legitimate Real Estate Development is following Population Growth Patterns in the country so some ‘Shrinkage of Forest’ is a reality. The Brazilian Government is responsibly seeking an Equilibrium in this matter.

Reference: http://tinyurl.com/l223hmy

Bermuda’s Reinsurance Companies Want to Take Over Governments’ Insurance Coverages

News Analysis: Bermuda’s Reinsurance Companies want to take over Governments’ Insurance Coverages for the Profit Potential therein. To their credit, these Companies are being Pro-Active in seeking Certain “Insurable” areas of coverage currently offered by Nations.

Since the Bermuda Reinsurance Industry is trying to find growth, it is engaging in Due Diligence to find Profitable Opportunities with Acceptable Levels of Risk.

Natural Catastrophe Risk versus Economic Catastrophe Risk are both covered by this Vital Industry. Through increased Technology, additional data is available for the proper assessment of Catastrophes [Natural or Economic]. The recent Typhoon  in the Philippines, as an example,  suggests that such a Large Event might be covered if there were Insurance [Reinsurance] Policies.  Insurance Coverage  could aid a stricken area substantially. Economic Catastrophes are becoming more known through Internet Cyber-Attacks, for example, against huge Data Bases, for one. The loss of Pertinent Information could destroy its owner’s Economic Viability. Reinsurance would help against Catastrophic Loss.

When Evaluating the need for Insurance and Reinsurance, Governments, Corporations, and Individuals should remember: “Stormy Days Will Occur”. Reality. 

Reference: http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20131114/BUSINESS04/131119876