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

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

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/

Alternative Energy Source: Just Follow The World’s Air Currents To See Investment Opportunities

The American Bureau of Shipping [ABS] just published an all-telling discussion of U.S. Wind Farm shipping needs for the next decades. It discusses both ‘Rigid Foundation’ structures as well as ‘Floating’ structures. The requirements to both build and maintain such behemoths fall under the purview of the U.S. Merchant Marine Act of 1920, Section 27 [Delineated as the “Jones Act”]. It regulates commerce of maritime nature. It aids the American Merchant Marine. Those items sent between American ports must travel on ships built, operated, and owned by American citizens or residents with permanent license.

The scope of that which is intended to be built is enormous, as are the sizes of the equipment. At the present moment, the reality is that almost everythings needed to be built, for such a enormous undertaking in America, do NOT exist [ergo, opportunities to invest are profound.] It has been estimated that investments exceeding US $100,000,000,000.00 will be required for these undertakings.

The aforementioned gargantuan sizes of these wind farm units get as large as 222 meters [728 feet] in Rotor Diameter and 108 meters [354 feet] in Blade Lengths! The fact that transportation vessels will be heavily required for construction as well as maintenance of such farms bodes well for investors. The farms and the vessels all must be funded.

The excellent twenty-eight page ABS Document describes both east and west coast locations for possible wind farms. As the technology improves, one may ask: “Why not put smaller units in the Great Lakes also?” In fact, where abundant daytime evaporation occurs [due to seasonal variations, altitude, lake water depths, turbidity of lake, et al] wind movement prevails varyingly. Perhaps wind farms could provide other inland lake-area residents with abundant clean electricity? Investment opportunities abound!

Since we closely follow, as we have for decades, all manners of maritime shipping everywhere, those of you with interested in possibly investing may want to contact us. While we do NOT recommend specific projects, we CAN assess their costs, risks, and success probabilities. Pertinent evaluations of any technologies, of any subjects, can earn you much money and/or can save you money.

Reality: As the Eagle can soar above a large development project and comprehend its scope, it takes the careful observations of the Hummingbird to fly throughout and determine its integrity and sustainability.

Reference: https://absinfo.eagle.org/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/16130/p/p-026f/t/page/fm/0

At Times, “Green” Energy Becomes Effete, Inert, And “Snow White”

For decades, as a manufacturer of “Mega-Temp™ Aircraft Insulation“, we have seen the obvious frailties of 1930’s designed and manufactured insulation systems offered around the world. The fact that those aged products DO NOT INSULATE in extremes of climate variations of icy weather, or very hot weather seems to be disregarded. This, by “Building Departments” at Local, Provincial [State], and/or Federal Government levels around the globe. The yearly costs to all levels of governments are profound. Energy requirements to cool or heat airports, commercial or government buildings, homes, schools, shopping centers, warehouse, et al is money being spent needlessly. If the aforementioned structures are PROPERLY insulated, id est: Attics, Ceilings, Ducting, Elevator Shafts, Floors, Piping, Stairwells, and Walls, then “Cocoons of Protection” are in place; ergo, minimal energy is required to achieve enjoyable temperatures therein [thus, saving money]. This is “Basic Thermal Control” [and Good Economics], not “Rocket Science”.

Presently, in America’s State of Texas, FROZEN WINDMILL FARMS, due to Icy Weather, have essentially ‘castrated’ power production of their widely-extolled “Green Energy” mileau. As this would NOT HAPPEN with Coal, Hydro-Electric, or Oil Generated Systems, many people are suffering while a Covid 19 pandemic ensues. Perhaps some, living elsewhere, will merely dismiss the discomfort of Texans as being ‘transitory’ [ a ‘minor inconvenience’]; their expecting the weather to improve in a few days for the Texans?

As we have seen, as International Businessmen, there are a few ‘Real Leaders’ who find transitional, unreliable, energy solutions UNACCEPTABLE for their populations [Aircraft and Ship Crews and Passengers, Workers, and Citizens]. A available cost-effective ‘Acoustic and Thermal Technology’, as “Mega-Temp Insulation” may be quickly installed on a permanent basis. This should activate “Leaders with Integrity” to reduce energy consumption needs in their jurisdictions as well as for the comfort and safety of others.

There are no present substitutes for RELIABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION. We think that to blame the current “Climate Change” [formerly marketed as ‘Global Warming’ (until that term became less fashionable)] massively on anthropogenic causes is foolhardy. The planet Earth is not a ‘Singularity In A Impenetrable Bubble’. It is a scintilla of matter in a great universe of “Rotational Energy”. The weather is dynamic, change in it [great cold and great heat] will keep occurring long after man is gone. Radiative loads from many cosmic sources had, have, and will affect weather on ‘Gaia’. “Isolated Physical Masses”, unaffected by anything in the Cosmos, are mere holograms to be entertained by Sheep.

Reality: If one wants to create a product that works, even a ‘Windmill’, he or she had better understand all causations that may affect the design and its performance; this, to overcome those negativities, prior to mass production.

Reference: https://nationalfile.com/global-warming-frigid-weather-cripples-green-wind-farms-in-texas-causing-statewide-power-outages/

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

“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’.