When: “What Is Yours, Is Ours” In Mining Occurs, Tribes Become Irate At The Interlopers From Other Continents

Our varied interests in Geology in general, and ‘Mining’ more specifically, over the decades, have allowed us to see the worst side of many Corporations [‘Earth Extraction Entities’ (EEE’s)]. All too often, they have sown the ‘Seeds of Discontent’ in the areas of land they mine or desire to mine. This has repeatedly been done around the world.

In Australia, we had previously written of the destruction of aboriginal artifacts through explosions in mining areas: approved in advance by elements of an Australian state government and EEE’s management. The damage done cannot be corrected. To the aborigines, what has gone, will only remain in their collective memories of their noble past.

In Africa, ‘Artisanal Miners’, who merely want to have a mere scintilla of a morsel of the diamonds, emeralds, gold, or silver they find with their hand and shovel diggings; in ocean shores, in riverbeds, or in jungles, to be sold to support their families. Large mining companies from continents afar, typically get law enforcement authorities to toss them off properties, using undo force. The management of many EEE’s do not care for the locals economic plight. They merely want the extracted mineralization at the lowest possible price [rather than ‘fair market value’]. Presently, more of the African governments are reviewing earlier mining agreements prior administrations contracted. They are finding rampant bribery to former government officials by mining companies. Furthermore, the monies attained were sent to bank accounts in Panama and elsewhere. This was the situation in Angola, for example. The citizens of the countries victimized were promised Gold, but given spoons plated with Chalcopyrite. The governments are demanding ‘Fair Market Value’ of the ores mined, not ‘Peanuts’ typically negotiated.

In northern India, artisanal riverbed rock miners have had a hard time to extract from various areas. They have decried the fact of being denied access to streams to engage in mining. Fortunately, it appears that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, has heard of their issues and is getting ‘officialdom’ in the territory to examine the facts involved. One would expect no less of this gentleman.

Papua New Guinea, has vast mineral reserves, of which Gold is a priority of EEE’s. A problem in the country, of which there are a number, is the damage done to the rivers and streams due to contamination to the watershed. In fact, this is a expansive issue with Gold mining everywhere on Earth. ‘Heap Leaching’ is employed with Potassium Cyanide or Sodium Cyanide being sprayed over the extracted ore to release the Gold from the rock. Percolation into the soil is possible where voids are present in the ‘material liners’ on which the ore is dumped. Where percolation occurs, contamination can become widespread in the immediate vicinity. Also, if a crack develops in piping taking the ‘Pregnant Liquor’ to the ‘Carbon Trees’ for convergence of Gold Particles with wire ‘wool’ contained therein, contamination of the soil underneath is probable; fauna and flora are thereby jeopardized. ‘PNG’ citizens demand accountability of the EEE’s.

In Bolivia, the indigenous groups’ lands, of which the EEE’s have been or want to mine, are upset as to the terms of contracts that have been signed. They demand dissolution of the agreements and want new, ‘balanced and fair’ terms entered into. Again, it will take Bolivian Leaders with the integrity of a Indian Prime Minister Modi, to review the complaints. They need to get their bureaucrats to renegotiate equitable terms for the citizens of Bolivia in general, and the affected tribes specifically; rapprochement should occur. Since the “Seeds of Discord’ have been sown long ago, we think the possibility of hostilities are too important to not act decisively. Physical belligerence may soon happen, with all participants losing, as a result. We anticipate the Bolivian government will understand the grievances of the tribes and deal fairly with them as well as with EEE’s, so all parties ‘win’.

It has been demonstrated, companies mining in Russia, have gone to great lengths so landowners, neighbors, as well as the environment where mining is presently occurring, are satisfied. The wise Russians learned for experiences of years ago, as to the benefits of responsible mining. In fact, EEE’s in other countries of the world, should look at Russia’s mining ‘Horn of Plenty’: Siberia [for mining extraction and processing investment opportunities]. The resource riches of Siberia, other world leaders can only dream about.

Long-term rewards in Mining, are available to only be attained by the Wise.

Reality: Mining is a industry where ‘Good Business Opportunities on Solid Ground Are Discovered, May Be Located On Quick Sand: A Mirage Is, As A Mirage Does’.

Reference: https://www-lostiempos-com.translate.goog/actualidad/economia/20211016/indigenas-del-norte-paz-anuncian-movilizaciones-exigir-reformas-ley?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=nui

If People Do Not Want To Go Around The Mountain, They Can Call On The Chinese, Or Other Experts, To Go Through It

It is always of great interest to see Infrastructure Experts drill tunnels, build expansive bridges, hydro-electric plants, and such. A group of “Masters” of such events are the Chinese, for example [as they have shown again in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tunnel project].

The Hajar Mountains has been a obstacle to travel in the UAE for centuries. The Chinese were contracted to design, construct, and implement a 1.7 kilometer (1.05 statute mile) train tunnel, of 14 meters (46 feet) in diameter through the mountain. The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, in conjunction with Etihad Rail commenced construction in 2020 and should complete the entire project later this year.

There are many such Infrastructure projects, around the world, of even greater size than the aforementioned, completed by other Engineering Companies. We, in International Business, applaud them all. The skill sets required of each: To comprehend the complexities of the projects; Design and Perform to those needs; and do so, within budgets is laudable. The fact that so many nations are proceeding with such projects, as to Infrastructure needs of their citizens, is very good.

We have noticed, as a contrary, the politicians in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with their military advisors, have been so consumed in entering military forays, around the world, since World War II, that Infrastructure of the U.S. has been a consistent ‘also-ran’. Today, the Nation’s, $29+Trillion of ‘Direct Debt’ limits PRUDENT expenditures to support Infrastructure construction needs.

The unfortunate level of America’s debt will only get worse with ‘Trillion of Dollars’ thrown into the deep ‘money pit’ which exists. Fanciful Infrastructure projects emanating, will be certain, we think, to benefit families, friends, and other associates of the current politicians [who are proposing such construction activities]. Since they have all been ‘asleep at the wheel’, for so many decades as to the subject of Infrastructure, we are skeptical of their motives. Many of them are about ready to retire; perhaps they want additional funds beyond what they have already gained over the years? Career politicians, most are. They were of moderate means commencing “Service to their Country”, and many will leave as multi-millionaires. Voila!

We recommend, to the younger generation that it consider Civil Engineering careers as excellent ways to help oneself, as one ACTUALLY helps one’s country. Ethnocentric considerations can provide the impetus to succeed, while studying, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Physics, and other science subjects. Ancient cultures prove this is the case: Look at the Great Wall of China, a miraculous engineering feat, by those who understood the aforementioned science subjects.

Reality: While Tunnels help people to get from Point ‘A’ to Point ‘B’ quickly, Strong Walls make for Good Neighbors; Both require Civil Engineering.

Reference: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/2021/08/06/mighty-mole-bores-through-hajar-mountains-to-make-way-for-etihad-rail/

“Trust, But Verify”(TBV) Applies to National, As Well As Private Business ‘Deals’. In Mining, Experienced ‘Professionals’ Can Find The “Realities” That Exist [Good Or Bad].

In the Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa, its fabulous diamond mines in the Maluti Mountains, have delivered some very large stones. In fact, at 10+ carats, in size, Lesotho is quite unique in producing larger numbers of diamonds. Today, the government in Maseru, has questions being asked as to the correctness of diamond appraisals by the mining interests operations in the Kingdom. The government realizes it needs a impartial independent appraiser to verify the quality and presumably the carat counts of diamonds mined. Since it behooves all concerned to “TBV” account data submitted to it by the mining companies; so to does it benefit the mine managements. A independent auditor will demonstrate to both the government as well as the population that proper funds are being received for minerals exported.

Another example of TBV is occurring in Peru as the government wants to make certain any mine expansions and production of Gold that is exported, is in full accord with the contracts signed years ago. The American principal mining company management apparently is helping facilitate the Peruvian government’s requests. Wisely so.

A somewhat unseemly situation in Tajikistan is unfolding as to a large gold mining operation there. In Dushanbe, there is concern that approximately 10.0+ billion dollars of gold have been acheived by a North American mining company, with Tajikistan only receiving 1.0+ billion dollars. Now, TBV is being demanded by the attentive President of the Country, Emomali Rahmon. Since Tajikistan has very large deposits of Gold, proper appraisal and auditing is essential for future mining activities. Fortunately, for Tajikistan, as a ‘business behavior contrary’, Chinese entry into other mining activities in the country should benefit it. China’s historical “Long View” of endeavors, diminishes the avarice shown by businessmen in other countries. Han Cultural logic: “The steady rain is better than one downpour”, is very true.

In Argentina, Lithium mining is in ‘full swing’. We hope the mining companies will continue to honor commitments to water preservation and recycling so indigenous peoples in the locales, and fauna, will not suffer. Buenos Aires has the TBV commitment we assume, to keep contractual terms in full force.

The State of Nevada, in America, has a very large Lithium deposit near the Oregon border. At present, the Canadian owned mining company is being evaluated by a U.S. Federal judge as to its assurances that its mining activities desired, will be in full compliance with all laws. This TBV activity benefits all parties, the general public, and the fauna residents in the immediate area.

Reality: As robots, properly programmed, do not err, humans do, (accidentally or ‘on-purpose’); vigilance is, as vigilance does.

Reference: https://lestimes.com/government-to-hire-an-independent-diamond-appraisal/

Our Observation: “As A Ship Is No Better Than Its Crew, A Crew Is No Better Than Its Captain”; So It Goes For Vessels, Nations, And Businesses

We, in International Business, for a number of decades have witnessed, what we consider very poor leadership in many ‘Arenas’ by those who had been selected to lead. The adage: “God only made one Winston Churchill” is very applicable to many nations of the world today, unfortunately. As an example: It seems, as to politicians, once in office, for many, their country Treasury is their personal ‘Piggy Bank’; for them to use as they choose. So, they benefit family members and friends profusely, while their citizens ‘pay the tab’. A iteration of this situation has, and is taking place in America. It seems the son of the Selected President had, and is, using his birth connections to his father, for personal gain from foreign business interests [who desire entree into the White House in Washington, D.C.]; so it goes.

A deviation of the ‘Captain’ role, with politicians, are those seeking access to ‘ship navigators’. By having family members, to those in the House of Representatives and Senate, knowing which direction the ‘ship’ will be sailing, the information is passed along to husbands, et al for investment purposes. As we had mentioned in previous writings, those making roughly $200,000.00+ per year, and accumulate $100,000,000.00+/- before leaving office, are suspect. “Financial Acumen Extraordinaire” by family members, their Political Party ‘Germalists’ will assure the public: “There is nothing crooked with this play.” Sure.

The problem with ‘Miscreant Mediocre Minds’ enacting laws for countries, is the un-affordable accumulation of debt which can rise into many trillions of dollars over a couple of decades; so it has gone this way in America [$28,000,000,000,000.00+ to date], as an example of what we write.

Going past this ‘Greed for Self’ on a smaller level, as to them, was the gargantuan “Governatorship Scheme” contrived by a former U.S. President [‘Captain’] and his wife [‘First Officer’]. It was the conjunction of the power of the U.S. [perhaps to be duped: Members of Congress, several other U.S. Presidents, and Intelligence Agencies] with a number of cabalistic foreign leaders to aid and abet. Fortunately, ‘Fate’ has provided interstitial reinforcements to stop the cracking of the ‘big egg’ [for now].

In business, we often see ‘Captains’ of their corporations, not being innovators, but followers of the ‘business fleet’ of mere ‘dhows’; this to ‘groundings of their ‘vessels’. A unseemly, and unfortunately set of disasters occurred with a major American airframe deciding to have excellent ‘Apple I-Pads’ be the IT pilot training mechanisms for its ‘new’ aircraft, rather than flight simulators! The ‘ship hit the reef and sunk with this stupidity’ some sea-goers might opine. Obviously, ‘mental sea-sickness’ of the airframe’s administrators, allowed this to occur.

In Public Health, there are MANY Captains of ships. Yet, it appears, they were ALL sailing into ’10 meter fog’ with their transmissometers turned off [as to the Coronavirus CV19 threat which was ahead]. To immunologists and virologists nothing more important than ‘1000 meter fog’ lie ahead [if even that]. Without belaboring the point, we have previously written our thoughts about the published opinions of the “Medical Experts” who never saw pandemic awaiting the entire world [Such a embarrassment to those with integrity].

Perhaps the world needs to pay attention to the ‘Ship Captains of the past’ who sailed or caravaned from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean and back again, over a period of about 500 years. Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, India, and China were their territories: The “Radhanim”. They were multi-lingual, vastly knowledgeable of their traded goods, amenable to the ideas of others cultures, and business practices, and perhaps wisest of all: ALWAYS TRIED TO LOOK BEYOND THE HORIZON for coming obstacles and opportunities [it has been written]. “Radhanim” acted as intermediaries for social communications and business negotiations. ‘Ship Captains’ they obviously were! They went east further than Seleucus I Nicator, not through the use of force, but by being tactful; Silk is smooth.

Reality: Being too cocksure of its abilities, can put even the wiliest of creatures into a snare.

The ‘Vessel’ “United Nations” Maintains Its Lethargic Crew, As It Sails In A Storm; Will The Alert From ‘The Island’, Al Jazeera, Of Doha, Qatar, Awaken Any Members, To The Dire Plights Of Able Seafarers Around The World?

A compendium of negative events, the most pronounced being: The lack of capital for seafarers, their sustenance, and of ships’ maintenance, by some devious Vessel Owners, appear to have fallen on deaf United Nations members’ ears.

We, for many decades, have closely participated in various ways, and watched World Maritime Shipping with great interest. Today, some Ship Owners have ignored International Maritime Organization requirements for both safe crews and ships. The Coronavirus CV19 Pandemic has exacerbated a dearth of funding for the aforementioned. Essentially ‘Involuntary Servitude’ of prior centuries has been reformatted into ‘Slavery on Ships’ today.

Crews cannot leave their vessels since nations are concerned they may transmit the CV19 virus to their citizens. Chandlers must also be very cautious. Some Ship Owners have ‘skated away’ from providing funds for the crews and their ships’ maintenance.

We find it remarkable that while ship engine pollution and rules of such are written about profusely by the “Germalists”, we had mentioned in other articles, few say anything about the Seafarers current plight. The GARGANTUAN level of reporting about the Suez Canal weather-caused stoppage recently, was heard around the world! Yet, this current dastard situation is not discussed; not by Main Stream Media, nor world politicians. Why is that?

The “Logistics” subject, occurred during the ‘Suez Event’ and it ‘made the news’; World Seafarers, through communications negligence, Main Stream Media effectively caused to ‘abuse’.

Again, as International Businessmen, we commend “Al Jazeera”, and the Government of Qatar, for giving this terrible problem, the ‘Light of Day’ in a somewhat ‘Stormy World’.

It is our hope, the very few actual ‘World Leaders’ that exist, take the helm and steer the United Nations into actions which aid the plight of Able Seamen.

Reality: It is good to be on the bridge of the ship as it sails; it is best to be awake as it does. There may be a large iceberg ahead.

Reference: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/7/6/abandoned-the-seafarers-stuck-onboard-for-two-years

“Fake News”: The Choice Of Puppet Masters’ Masters [PMM’s]For Influencing Sheep About: Business, Health, Politics, Or Weather> Financial Gain Is Their Aim.

As Main Stream Media {MSM}, the agents of the PMM’s, go about their tasks of influencing Sheep to have favorable [or un-favorable] views and commensurate actions by the quadra-peds, we see repetitive tactics used consistently.

“Global Warming” became the ‘sine qua non’ rallying cry to the Sheep. Apparently, they were not listening, so “voila!”, a transformation to the current ‘Climate Change‘ became fashionable. MSM ‘Germalists’ started panic pronouncements about: “All of the world’s ice deposits are melting and everyone in most locales risk being flooded out [Anthropogenesis was, and is, at work”, all were told]. Any claims that Gaia was merely in a natural ‘ebb and flow’ of energy levels, historically recurring, was derided as heretical. To suggest ‘Cosmic’ contributions through solar storms, et al, was, and is, even more blasphemous.

We, in International Business, are amused by many examples of the ‘tu quoque’ ideations. One glaring example is the Financial Community extolling the virtues of fighting global warming, and blaming others, while at the same time establishing data mining operations for crypto-currencies [which use enormous amounts of electricity!]. Are these ‘mining operations’ the best use of electricity when and where ‘brown-outs’ and ‘black-outs’ are feasible? In areas where such hot conditions might not be of concern, why not sell the surplus of electricity to other nations? Touted wind-farms and solar parks could benefit societies greater than ‘financial creations’ even less ‘sturdy’ than “Derivatives” brokers love.

The “Northern Transportation Corridor” [NTC], which has opened up, is a very viable and needed addition for transportation of commodities and goods across the Arctic, from Asia to Europe, and back, we think. The recent unfortunate blockage of the Suez Canal due to inclement weather events, is a valid reason to have more routes around the planet. The fact that Russian experience in such cold environments is spectacular, should lead businessmen to seek shorter transit times so they can have greater profits. The facilities, and ships of Russia will assure safe sailing; “No ‘Pirates’ dare take on the Bear”. Russian Leadership, under steadfast President Putin, makes this entire geography accessible for commercial endeavors also. Investors should consider Arctic and Siberian economic opportunities in this ‘Land of Plenty’, are our opinions. Yet, MSM acolytes apparently have apparently been instructed by PMM’s orders to denigrate Russia for protecting its ‘turf’ with its military might. Since this NTC is extremely valuable, why would the sovereign nation possessing it, not protect it? The Non-Governmental Organizations have been busy in this regard, we have noticed. Again, this is another example for MSM “Germalists” trying to make “Bears” morphed into “Wolves”; genetically, this is not possible. Instead, to people who think, might not they opine that the real “Wolves” are the PMM’s? PMM’s” look out for PMM’s, eleemosynary objectives are not their fortes.

Another interesting “Fake News” outpouring, we think, has been: “A nation’s Insidious, Unscrupulous, Usurious lending of monies and technologies to other nations for commercial infrastructure growth therein” MSM Germalists claim. Our opinions are: It is a insult to recipient nations to think their Accountants, Engineers, Estimators, and Fabricators cannot assess, freely and openly, over a period of months or years, if they want to proceed with the lender. It is also asinine to the lender to have its motives besmirched. Who is coercing these countries to engage? None whom we are aware. They certainly can seek competitive bids from other lenders if they choose. One cannot fault a ancient culture for wanting to benefits its people even more, as it helps other peoples elsewhere.

We have written, a number of times about Coronavirus CV19 and the Germalists writing about the ‘Pandemic’ [before it was even one]. Who put the idea in their heads: “To stir up the herd”? Today, ‘Cocksure’ about a “Meat Market malaise” commencing the CV19 situation, months ago, now has morphed into a nation’s Biologic Lab being the insipient locus. Yet, we who analyze world-actions, are not so sure of this reputed source, as we had written. Even if research was on-going at a particular laboratory, it certainly does not preclude others, in lands around the world, from doing similar research. If funded by the wealthy, or super-wealthy, others with different political and/or social agendas could acheive their goals; economic being one of them. The fact that since the pandemic onset, many billionaires have made more billions. Perhaps some were in on the scheme? Forensic studies may reveal much more to this tragedy than mere “Virions running amok, due to Mother Nature”.

People do not trust the Media, it is the acolyte of the PMMs, nothing more. While the lackey “Germalists” get pennies, they help the PMMs make billions of dollars. “Want a ‘Pandemic’?” “No problem.”

Realty: Long term or short term, “It is the money, Sonny; all ways and always, the money”.

Reference: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/true-58-agree-media-is-enemy-of-the-people-83-hit-fake-news

In ‘Strength’ [Mental And Physical], Are The ‘Seeds For Survival’, In Both Business And Life

Over the many decades, we have seen repeatedly, what many would considered “Elements Of Weakness” being sown by doting parents of children ‘Johnny and Joanie’, as well as their relatives. Since the adults intend to have the children enjoy a life ‘without anxiety, frustration or, pain’, they do everything possible towards that aim. Unfortunately, the ‘Princelings’ and ‘Princesslings’, [PPs] develop mental and physical stamina as sturdy as ‘marshmallows’. Giving the youngsters material possessions, in abundance, depletes the value of the gifts, item by item. Since the children do not have to work for the abundance, they will have learned nothing about ‘life’. One important realization that escapes them: “There is NO free lunch”; one way or another, now or later, there is ALWAYS a price to be paid.

In International Business, we have repeatedly seen, parents giving large sums of money to their children to start companies, for which the offspring have little or no knowledge. As the businesses fail, for a variety of reasons, some of the ‘entrepreneurs’ turn to liquor or narcotics to assuage their discontent. The PPs are weak in character, integrity, and intrepidness [if they keep on relying on others assistance to reinforce them]. One must, we think develop a “Internal Nuclear Furnace” to power themselves through both ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ times; such is the life experience. We often think of World War II. During the Nazis invasion of portions of Russia, the strong Russians, fought in terrible weather conditions and beat the invaders. We think it is in large part due to the mental stamina of the Russian people. As to ‘Ursa’, a ‘Ranger’s’ sagacious advice: “Bears are NOT to ever be trifled with. Their claws and teeth, no sane person wants to experience. You cannot outrun them, Bears are so strong, they cannot be beaten in a fight; do not even try.”

Today, as many people face the effects of the CV19 Influenza, the mere retardation of freedom of communication and/or movement traumatizes them! We, who are older, think: “You have NO idea of what tough times are. Things can always [and all ways] be worse! Count your blessings that you are not in a Critical Care Ward in a hospital somewhere, dying of a incurable disease. CV19, is a Flu; not a death sentence! “Will Power” can help you overcome MANY of Life’s adversities.

If, as we maintain, CV19 is anthropogenic in its ‘manipulation’, and was established as a “Political/Social Bio-Weapon” against a particular country, it is possible for iterations to be rapidly created. Autarky, useful to nations, can be a strategy for individuals also. Personal initiative may lead one to understand the threats tendered and then the counter-measures one can take to evade the virus models. As we have relied for many decades on Herbs, Minerals, and Vitamins to strengthen our immune systems; we also exercise. These aids help, a Positive Mental Attitude does also. Self-reliance to sort out, amongst other elements, the daily dissimulations by Mainstream Media [MSM] ‘germalists’, requires mental energy to think; ergo, proper rest is needed for brain catharsis. Keeping in mind that whatever commercial MSM says, there will be Puppet Masters’ Masters [PMMs] directing the ‘chatter’ for their personal gains. Are the PMMs: Civilian, Military, Intelligence Agencies? As we contend about CV19, other entities had agendas for it. The TERRIBLE deaths to others was, is, and will be, of no concern to the perpetrators. The reality is, it had the effect of embarrassing a nation, causing economic damage to it, and may taint relationships of other nations with it for decades. We hope not.

“Mental Health” we maintain, is directed within one mind, and facilitated with one’s brain. It requires proper nutrition and avoidance of toxins; be they chemical, social, or spiritual. Developing ‘Will-Power’ is important, but also realizing Arthur Schopoenhauer’s ‘Truth’ in his “The World As Will And Idea”: “The objective world exists only as a idea.” Ergo, what one is ‘fed’, as to what is, ‘reality at the time’, might not be.

We think: “Do not get depressed, better days lie ahead for those who are able to seek daybreak.”

Reality: Be careful to believe, with certainty, that which you see. If the power is turned off, the active visual hologram will disappear.

Reference: https://www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/covid-pandemic-increased-number-patients-visiting-psychiatrists-1434526

Effective “Leaders” Lead Their Nations In Innovative Ways, To Increase International Commerce

As we had listed a number of Decisive Leaders of 2020, two this year (2021), we want to mention in particular. One is of a geographic smaller area [176,215 sq. km.], the other of a vast geographic expanse [17,098,242 sq.km.]: Uruguay and Russia. We have watched both countries over the many decades and have seen improvements in economic, political, and social growth FROM OUR PERSPECTIVES. We wholeheartedly endorse: “Capitalism With A Conscience” [CWAC] as a operational paradigm for good governing in seeking economic prosperity; this, for a nation’s long-term sustainability and satisfaction of its citizenry.

In Uruguay, Mr. Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou is establishing a new “Free Trade Zone” which should help his wonderful country, the noted ‘Switzerland of South America’, to be even more prosperous. Since his election, Mr. Pou has consistently shown a determination to increase trade, through Mercosur, as well as desiring free-trade ability for members of that group; a ‘Innovator’ he is. He has moved his country away from the ‘Socialist Agenda’ of his political predecessors.

We think it behooves investors to consider Uruguay as a good place to engage in International Commerce. It has: Intelligent educated citizenry (with good work ethics); Great location; Enjoyable year around weather; Moderate Taxes, Ocean port accessibility; and a Wise Government. Investing Dollars, Euros, Pesos, Renminbi, Yen, et al in Uruguay would be smart. It offers many agricultural opportunities and for ‘Industries’: Chemicals, Electrical Machinery, Petroleum Products, Textiles, and Transportation Equipment exist.

To Uruguay’s North, Northeast direction across the Atlantic ocean is the geographic behemoth Russia: the “Land of Plenty” (as to Minerals, Timber, et al). Its President, Mr. Vladimir Putin, has very capably led his country, from the earlier collapse of his predecessors’ inefficient economic system, we think, to a CWAC realism for his people. Time and again the Russian public polls demonstrate a high esteem for their Leader, a Man who truly Leads his Nation. Now, Mr. Putin has initiated a railway project to the Arctic [Sabetta, Yamal Peninsula] that will supplement portions of the North Sea Route from Europe to Asia, with the flow of goods and materials needed for the gargantuan undertaking. By sailing through this route, shippers will save seven to ten days versus going through the Suez Canal from Asia to Europe. He Has also expanded his Nuclear Ice Breaker Fleet to facilitate shipping. One of the many aspects of his leadership we extol, his financial acumen in keeping his Nation’s expenditures in check and NOT engaging in FOOLISH ‘hyper-expensive’ hegemonic forays around the world [as evidenced by another nation’s recent history].

As we have maintained for decades, many Intelligence Agents make good executives. They have: a wealth of experience in dealing with others; are good thinking ‘on the move’; are resourceful; keep a calm demeanor, and can make proper-timed ‘Chess’ moves. In this regard, we think Mr. Putin is a “Chess Master”, no current political leader anywhere is his equal.

“Jealous others” from afar, [the ‘Germalists’ [writers] in foreign nations’ Mainstream Media] if they try to disparage Mr. Putin’s actions, the more they will demonstrate the effete results of their ‘Handlers’ above them; this, and hostile government leaders in those nations with hidden agendas. Their acrimony is understood, by the intellect of many others, to be merely ‘Sour Grapes’, nothing more valid.

We wish the very best for both President Pou and President Putin as they both facilitate CWAC in their countries.

Reality: Small physical country or large, Great Leaders always demonstrate Integrity and Wisdom, that is why the ‘Man Upstairs’ retains them in the positions.

Reference: https://en.mercopress.com/2021/06/11/lacalle-announces-free-trade-zone-coming-up-in-uruguayan-department-of-maldonado

Manufacturing Reality: Mining For Production Metals Means Masses Must Minimize Hampering Restrictions Of “Quarrying”, If They Want Progress

Over the many decades we have watched ‘Political Fashionability’ overcome ‘Manufacturing Realities’ by those who do NOT UNDERSTAND what it takes to produce ‘Things’. This ignorance, which has placated some of the masses, by curtailing fabrication activities due to: Noise, Smell, Vibration, and will soon be adding “Electronic Radiation of Information Technology Equipment” to this roster. This will encompass ‘Cloud Storage Sites’ we think.

The past few years have ushered in a demand for ores that will make Electronics greater in scope than ever before. Additionally, the pursuit of Electric Vehicles will demand ore mining of Aluminum, Cobalt, Copper, Lithium, Manganese, and other metals in prodigious quantities. To mine these ores, miners need restriction mitigations in many cases. The basic fact of life is: “Mining is cutting in Gaia, and relieving here of mineralizations so they can be processed into items which help Mankind.” As such, Dust, Noise, Odors, Vibrations cannot be totally eliminated in the process. In many cases, reducing those actualities, mean projects are too expensive or otherwise impractical for miners’ profitablities. There is no ‘free lunch’ in any human activity. In Mining, which is the ‘Process Precedent’ to most fabrications, throughout the entire world, one must accommodate the reality; otherwise, there will not be production [like it or not]. This is the way it has been since Man left his cave thousands of years ago. If one wants a clean, clear, absolutely pristine environment, we, in International Business, suggest they go move into a large cavern with running water.

Most mining operations require ‘Outside Capital’ to commence, develop, and prosper. For a investor to risk his money in a project: Proof of valuable mineralization in property must exist or be anticipated; Physical access must be feasible; equipment and personnel must be attainable; and GOVERNMENTAL PERMITS must be attained [this is where the ‘Quicksand’ lies].

Quite often ‘Political Fashionablities’ pounce on and destroy the economic feasibility of mining projects. Since “‘Environmental’ Concerns” are almost always nebulously stated, without verifiable proof, jeopardy to projects are probable. What everyone should realize: “Miners live on Earth also. Miners are INTIMATELY involved in the physical processes involved. As such, they do not desire to hurt themselves physically, nor anyone else. Let them perform their tasks optimally, so ultimately men and women of this Earth can enjoy that which has been invented or that which may be invented.”

“Mining” is a very expensive activity. Only the “‘Financially Serious’ need to apply” to this ‘Many Billions of Dollars’ mileau. We suggest those who are not directly involved in projects, withhold their comments and diatribe until worthwhile projects are completed responsibly [and certainly with remediations]. Take the ‘Long View’ as the Chinese have done for millennia; it works. Do NOT misjudge ‘Chalcopyrite’ as being ‘Aurum’.

Reality: Without Mental and Physical Exertion, nothing is possible; who wants ‘Nothing’?

Reference: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/low-carbon-world-needs-17-trillion-mining-investment-2021-05-10/

Plant Trees, Create Forests = Increase Rain, In Areas Of Drought

A simple examination of the contribution of trees to man’s existence demonstrates profound benefits. The “Tree/Forest/Rain” cycle for one, can alter desert environs into water availability areas for agricultural production. We, in International Business, can envisage the long-term benefits to investors who buy ‘cheap’ unproductive land and eventually gain fertile acreage [ profitable assets]. As an example of the transformation, of which we speak, China is a splendid example of the transformation of desert acreage manipulated into forested areas. The wise Chinese leaders, former President Hu and current President Xi, have emphasized such positive projects. This process can be copied over to other areas of the globe.

In Brazil, the moisture off the Atlantic ocean, moves into the existing forests and transpiration from the trees adds to the cloud formations and rain. Trees planted in dry areas to the south of the Amazon basis add to this water production cycle. The hydrologic cycle is maintained with forests.

The added benefit of tree planting are at least twofold: Trees convert Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen which helps man. Per the Arbor Day Foundation: “In one year a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange”. Secondly, trees provide shade which helps cool inhabited areas. This is very important in assisting the lesser use of electricity to cool residences thereabout. As we have written before, Israeli scientists have shown: “Palm Trees use up to 1,000 liters [265 gallons] of water a day, yet provide no shade.” We think precious water is far more important that ‘fashionable foliage’, even to the unthinking, ‘Progressive’ business owners and homeowners. Eventually, as climate change increases droughts in certain areas, Palm Trees must be removed and replaced with shade trees of less thirst; A ‘Green Action of proven value’.

In cities, a lesser, but still important assist provided by trees is: sound reduction offered by their trunks, branches, and leaves. Acoustic energy created by automobiles, noisy motorcycles, and trucks have their transmission flows diminished in contact with the aforementioned tree components. This transfer from kinetic to potential energy, although not profound, does aid residential areas in being quieter.

We think investors may want to consider acquisition of, or investment in, tree growing companies, which are located throughout the world. As people become more aware of the aforementioned benefits of trees, and their lands become barren, they will want to plant trees for the many benefits provided. For a long-term investment, trees planted makes a sound financial choice as it adds to rainfall production in drought areas. What is that worth to land investors?

In areas such as Russia’s Siberia, with its splendid forests, tree planting is not required. In ‘Oil Rich’ countries such as ‘Saudi Arabia’, tree planting could transform much of the country into a lower temperature area, so its citizens would enjoy comfort in the Summer; this King Salman might want to consider. Any added rainfall would certainly be welcomed by the flora of Saudi Arabia.

Drought reduction, through tree planting, is we think, a very inexpensive, ‘Green’, Oxygen-producing methodology. Some people say: “It is often over-looked since it is not ‘exotic’ [no ‘sizzle’ (no ‘bells and whistles’)]. This may be true. However, we who are ‘older’ realize: “Quiet efficiency outshines a noisy treadmill [which demands exertion but goes nowhere].”

Reality: The “Man Upstairs” produced so many trees, He just allows Men who appreciate his Wisdom, to plant some more.

Reference: http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/05/brazil-relies-rainfall-depends-forests/