On Full Display

When the pandemic first washed ashore, they did nothing… well, that might be a bit unfair. They adjusted their PORTFOLIOS and then they did nothing.

Accurate tests were available in January, and they did nothing while we waited for an alternative supplier to produce our tests… and they turned out to be worthless.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/02/coronavirus-testing-how-some-countries-germany-south-korea-got-ahead-of-the-rest

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/04/18/timeline-coronavirus-testing/?no_nav=true

For months our medical professionals fought a pandemic wrapped in TRASH BAGS, reusing masks far beyond the amount of time they were designed for… because they did nothing to BE PREPARED.

Then they did nothing to end the shortages.

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It’s only one or two cases… it’s just like the FLU… it’ll be over by Easter… by Labor Day… after the Election they’ll stop talking about it…

They did nothing and Americans died. Needlessly.

 

At the beginning of the pandemic we couldn’t PRODUCE enough of what was necessary to meet our needs. Now we have matched production, but we lack the ability to DELIVER what we need.

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https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/10/13/biden-to-announce-that-port-of-la-will-operate-24-hours-a-day-in-effort-to-ease-cargo-backlog/

So NOW there’s a problem. NOW there’s urgency…

Now. Not then.

Now… as our workforce has become fed up, we need to shift our focus to the supply chain. Immediately. And wouldn’t you know it, President Biden has a plan for that! He pimped it out when he announced the Port of Los Angeles would be running 24/7. It’s all part of getting us back to WORK and building back better…

It sure would have been nice if they had that same sense of URGENCY when it came to ensuring everyone had enough to EAT and a ROOF over their heads.

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https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/23/delayed-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-upsets-mitch-mcconnell/2897178001/

For ONE-TENTH the price of the CARES Act, we could have paid everyone’s mortgage and rent expenses for a YEAR. An extreme act, only considered because of their INACTION… how many problems would that have solved.

The conduits of Government have been SHUT OFF for everyday Americans. This monolithic entity of such Legislative Import, can only manage to pass temporary extensions on its obligations to pay its debt… kicking the can down the road until after the next election.

The United States Government shouldn’t be living paycheck-to-paycheck, yet it does. It has. For YEARS. With little variation, it has become the “norm”.

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Credit: Breaking Points w/ Krystal and Saagar

 

We may TRY, but we will never be the same. We may LIE and tell ourselves things can go back to where they once were… but that will only lead us to more of the SAME. The same weaknesses. The same vulnerabilities. The same crosses to bear.

Our perspectives have changed. A “pandemic epiphany”… a life, re-evaluated.

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https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4552776/user-clip-bush-shopping-quote 

In the wake of 9/11 George W. Bush called on all Americans to GO SHOPPING… that’s how we could do our part. ‘The terrorists WIN if they change our way of life.

How did that mindset work out for us. What will happen if we do that once again. ‘Just rub some DIRT in it and shake it off…

They knew in NOVEMBER 2019 and they did NOTHING.

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273 

 

 

I want to write the uplifting words that rise above the political divide… that will inspire us all to unite. That is the person I want to be… maybe someday I can be that person… but right now, I can only HOPE

Because right now, our Elected Officials don’t inspire HOPE… their inaction inspires despair. Right now our political parties don’t seek to UNITE this country, they only seek to unite their BASE. And even at that they’ve come up short… they can’t even unite themselves.

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https://www.vox.com/2021/10/16/22729648/manchin-climate-change-reconciliation-clean-electricity-program 

 

Now who didn’t see that coming? Oh, right…
Besides Joe Biden.

 

Senator Manchin works for the people who got him elected… THE DONORS.

It’s not a principled stance, unlike Senator John McCain’s vote against a Republican attempt to weaken the ACA. Senator McCain voted as THE PEOPLE directed. Senator Manchin is opposed to this legislation even though THE PEOPLE support it… 

 

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https://www.businessinsider.com/manchin-work-requirements-biden-child-tax-credit-sparking-democrat-2021-9 

 

 

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https://www.energy.senate.gov/chair 

 

 

As an Elected Official he works for THE VOTERS.

It seems Senator Manchin is no longer doing his JOB, and yet he continues to enjoy all the benefits.

 

I hope THE PEOPLE will keep that in mind next time they VOTE. 

 

-JC 

 

You Are HERE.

I saw this article the other day, and I instantly thought of ONE THING…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/great-climate-change-is-making-space-junk-a-bigger-pro-1846887091 

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Marshmallows. 

Crazy? Here, I’ll show you “crazy”… 

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https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/ast30may_1m 

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Yeah… marshmallows. 

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… or, you could visualize it like this:

The added static makes everything POOF-UP, spreading out those molecules; and that added electrical interaction is what creates ROTATION inside a massive thunderhead. Without it, there’s just straight-line winds and rain.

But no, according to this article… we are to blame.
As I said, that science seems pretty SOFT.

“… 10 years before we expected it.”

When it comes to the discussion of Climate Change, let their be NO DOUBT…

Our Climate is CHANGING.


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The discussion should no longer be about who’s to BLAME. The conversation needs to center around what we are going to do, to be PREPARED for these changes.

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The FACTS are undeniable. The changes we are witnessing, happening with the variability within the cycles of our Sun, have a direct impact on our atmosphere. The proof comes from the scientific data we’ve collected throughout the Space Age.


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Advances in technology have led to advances in the understanding of our place within our Celestial Neighborhood. We are extremely fortunate to be living on THIS ROCK and not some other! The internal mechanics of our planet give rise to its ability to sustain an atmospheric BLANKET. Because our rock is MAGNETIC… we have AIR to breathe. Without that, we’d look more like MARS. 

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Throw in a bit of rotation, thanks to a decent sized MOON, and we have ourselves a HABITAT. Self-sustainable for BILLIONS of years, no doubt will be here and habitable for almost a BILLION more.

We stand poised on the brink of UNDERSTANDING. Will we remember the lessons taught to us from our ancestors… or will we learn these lessons the hard way? 

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https://jackcharbonneau.com/2019/03/11/a-scout-is-trustworthy-2/ 

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These issues will eventually work themselves out… one way or another. Through the PUSH and PULL of judicial decisions or legislative measures, time marches on. The question becomes- 

How long do we want to WAIT, before it comes to BE? 

Because we can ALL see it. Let HISTORY be our guide… Welcome to 2021! A feat worthy of celebration, for anyone who survived the year 2020. 

Scourges, not seen in over 100 years… multiple times! Remember when we were on the brink of WWIII? That was only January, before the FIRST Impeachment Trial. Australian wildfires, marches for Justice… we squeezed an entire decade into just ONE YEAR! 

But let our celebrations be SHORT LIVED. We must not forget… 100 years ago, after their pandemic, the celebrations didn’t end so well. The Roaring Twenties gave way to the 1930s… and the horrible Fashion Choices that they made. 

Yes. History repeats itself… we have that data as well. 

The SAME pressures that came to bear on their society, are showing themselves once again in OURS. A pandemic. Economic instability… they, too, bore witness to a Changing Climate. The Dust Bowl sent millions looking for a new life and it changed the way this nation feeds itself. HUNGRY for a way forward and starved of leadership, President Hoover thought putting people “on the Dole” was demoralizing… the thinking of a self-made MILLIONAIRE educated in the 19th century.

Welcome to the 21st Century. 

We do not need to waste our TIME playing out the SAME MISTAKES. Appeasement will never bring us peace in our time… some things never change. 

Where this Nation goes, so too goes the WORLD. Will we be PREPARED to lead… or are we fine with just being led. 

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What was that crazy old man talking about? What message was he trying to convey? One could reasonably argue… we’ve just lived it. We ARE living it. Right NOW, thousands are still dying WORLDWIDE, everyday.

Good intentions and magical thinking doesn’t make a VIRUS go away. That takes THOUGHT… that takes EFFORT. What happens next time, when the NEXT crisis comes our way? It’s not a question of IF… it’s a question of HOW MANY.

Maybe it’s time we stopped playing all these GAMES. 

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1342937X10001966 

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http://spaceweather.com  

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/volcanoes-cooled-earth-in-the-past-constrain-warming-from-excess-co2/ 

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It’s unsettling to think there’s something we COULD be doing, but due to our INACTION Earth’s climate will continue to change.

It’s empowering to understand, that we are all part of a natural cycle. Witnessing the interactions between a Celestial Body and its Family of Planets… and actually knowing on a subatomic level, WHY these changes are taking place.

Every advancement in scientific understanding over the course of the last 100 years has been secured by Our Constitution. We’ve traded voodoo and superstition, for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor 

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We dishonor our Founders if we don’t do everything within our power to prepare for these changes. Yes, I do believe… the Climate is changing.

We must BE PREPARED. 

-JC 

Catch and Kill

“… arm yourselves with KNOWLEDGE.”

 

We are all getting an education in this new era of enlightenment! Non-disclosures, hush-money payments… Sexual abuse covered up by systemic CORRUPTION within organizations who’s leaders and owners have previously engaged in similar acts, and have payed to cover up THEIR misdeeds.

Heads of MEDIA organizations, who wish to continue the SILENCE.

 

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“National Enquirer Buried 60 Damaging Stories About Donald Trump…”

 

A select group of powerful and wealthy individuals, spanning MULTIPLE industries, have collaborated to keep THEIR indiscretions and crimes SECRET. The stuff conspiracy theories are BORN of… now REALITY. No longer just theory.

This Perversion of Justice is clearly illuminated by the idea of a ‘Catch and Kill’ story. A “news” organization pays a victim thousands of dollars for their story… not to publish it and give the victim a VOICE, but to claim Exclusive Rights to the story and NEVER publish it… so NO ONE can publish it.

 

SILENCE is seen as more PROFITABLE.

 

An old phrase comes to mind, The empty barrel rattles the most. I’ve always wondered how the National Enquirer made a profit selling stories about ALIENS, ELVIS, and BIGFOOT… now we know. They profited off of the stories they DIDN’T publish. Paid for by individuals who can afford to purchase SILENCE.

 

 

ONE THING I’ve learned over these past two years, when it comes to corruption:

What’s good for the GOOSE is good for the GANDER.

There’s ALWAYS a pattern to the corruption, and it’s NOT isolated…

 

What happens if we apply this idea across EVERY industry?

 

How many United States Patents have the Oil & Gas Co.’s purchased in order to keep NEW TECHNOLOGY out of the public eye? How many revolutionary inventions have been hidden from us… from HUMANITY… simply because of individuals who can afford to purchase SILENCE. Because the TRUTH would cost them more MONEY.

It’s the stuff conspiracy theories are BORN OF.

 

 

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“Timeline History of the Electric Car”

 

The first electric car in the United States was developed in the 1890s… an electric car held the LAND SPEED RECORD until 1900!

 

I watched a guy named Hackett on the Discovery Channel make a hydrogen gas torch that burned at over 2000°F using a CAR BATTERY, some WIRE, and some TAP WATER…

(see 14:35 through 17:20 in the video)

… and you’re telling me, we can’t develop a CLEANER form of transportation?

 

We keep FUNDING countries that seek to do us harm by purchasing their OIL. Our addiction to OIL puts LIVES in jeopardy, from the pollution it creates to the geopolitical wars that we wage. In 2001, the Bush Administration came into office already PLANNING to start a war for OIL.

 

“Go find me a way to do this.”  -George W. Bush (1/30/2001)

 

Mother Jones- “Iraq War Timeline”

 

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On 9/11, Rumsfeld was looking for “Best info fast…” to attack Saddam Hussein. At the SAME TIME we were preparing to invade Afghanistan.

They came into office with a stack of dry kindling, looking for a SPARK. Guess what… they found one.

 

 

 

9/11 was the attack they didn’t see coming.

Afghanistan was the war they didn’t want to fight.

Iraq was the war they never wanted to END.

 

As documented in the Washington Post report, “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War”, leadership had no directions for what our mission objective was in Afghanistan. They were never told what the end game was.

 

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Our commanders on the ground had no clue what winning meant, because elected officials were TOO BUSY planning the NEXT war… in order to secure rights for their OIL pipelines. But don’t worry, “We’re making progress. We’re on the right road. We have the right strategy in place…”

A select group of powerful and wealthy individuals spanning MULTIPLE industries collaborate to keep THEIR indiscretions and crimes SECRET. The stuff conspiracy theories are BORN of… paid for by individuals who can afford to purchase SILENCE.

 

Imagine what could BE if they focused all that time and energy on doing what’s RIGHT.

JC

 

 

 

A Scout is Trustworthy

I may say things that you’ve never heard a politician say before. I may take positions no politician would EVER take… that’s because I’m NOT a politician. I’m a PERSON.

I’m running for President as… me. I’m NOT running to sway opinions. I’m NOT running to court a demographic. The Presidential Election in 2020 is about ONE ISSUE-

SECURING OUR DEMOCRACY.

Securing our FREE and OPEN elections. Ensuring our Constitution, our continued Liberty, and our democratic way of life. In 2020, the PEOPLE of the United States will DEMAND an END to the Electoral College.

With this POWERFUL message in hand, I understand I must gain your TRUST. So I must express what’s in my head. To gain trust, I must not lie. I must express my opinion, be it right or wrong, with full candor and clarity. NOT to convince you that I am right or that you are wrong, but to inform you of my position. To explain how my decisions would be guided, if I were to have the HONOR…

It is in THIS frame of mind I address this topic, because it is the MOST important issue facing our country, our civilization, and our SPECIES…

… and the CHANGE has already begun.

 

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To say “We must ACT NOW to STOP Climate Change!” is misleading. Yes… Climate Change is a REAL threat, but to say we can STOP climate change is like saying “We must STOP TORNADOES!”

We cannot stop a natural process.

 

Have you ever carried a 5 gallon bucket filled with water…? HEAVY! Shockingly heavy if you have to carry it for a LONG distance. The density of water makes that bucket feel as if it were full of granite!

Now, consider that compared with a 9 mile high cumulonimbus cloud, an anvil cloud billowing out along the sides as it peaks out at the top and starts to blow off…

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How many buckets of water are in THAT? How much ENERGY is necessary for that process to happen?

 

In order to create policy to address a changing climate, we have to understand the mechanisms involved. Only within the last few decades have we gained the tools necessary to understand the full scope of what DRIVES our climate. A cross-discipline application of scientific conclusions paints a full picture of our world, and how interconnected we ALL are.

Everything in our physical world operates with a resonance.

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An energy. Just as in our electricity, there is a pulse, a repeating wave or frequency, measured in Hz. The harnessing of the electron to do our work has revolutionized every aspect of our existence… we understand that POWER.

We can SEE that power when we create electricity by touching a doorknob. We FEEL it when our hair stands on end when we rub a balloon on our head. We can HEAR that power ROAR inside a storm cloud. The beating of my HEART would not be possible without the electrochemical pulses contracting the muscle within my chest. We are surrounded BY, and made up OF, electromagnetic interactions on a micro- AND macro-scale.

BECAUSE of that interconnection… we ALL understand, on some level, the climate IS changing. We can FEEL it in our bones. INSTINCTUALLY… we know it is not a lie.

 

 

The hesitancy of some to embrace action in the face of a changing climate can be explained by looking at the FULL PICTURE –

It has happened before… it will happen again. The difference THIS time around is our modern, electricity-dependent civilization.

 

We must USE that basic, universal understanding of electricity and electromagnetism when attempting to understand the VAST connections involved in shaping our climate. The cliché “spider’s web” is a GOOD START, but TODAY we can think of it as a NET… a network of interconnected, chain reactions, one touching another, and then STILL more. A seemingly mindless transferring of energy, like the murmur of starlings…

Chaos creating Order.

 

We live in an ELECTRIC UNIVERSE.

… deal with it. We live on a giant magnetic ROCK, constantly being bombarded by MASSIVE storms of charged plasma, BLASTED away from the Sun at MILLIONS of miles per hour. A very REAL description of a process that creates the very BEAUTIFUL Northern Lights.

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Events like THESE are the MAIN DRIVER of Earth’s CLOUD COVER, and cloud cover DRIVES OUR CLIMATE.

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The AMOUNT of clouds that form and WHERE determines RAINFALL. It also determines how much sunlight reaches the ground…

… reaches our CROPS.

To FULLY understand the impact of climate change, we must understand how clouds are formed.

They are a product of charged particles interacting with water vapor in our atmosphere. A subatomic particle called a muon, traveling at just under the speed of light, IMPACTS our atmosphere and produces a cascade, passing its negative charge to multiple molecules, and those passing it on to another.

Water, being an excellent conductor of electricity, readily accepts the energy, and becomes a perfect cloud nucleation site. Charged particles, water vapor, and a magnetic field. Imagine an elementary school bar magnet with iron filings surrounding it.

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Those particles ALIGN with the magnetic filed, creating LINES of particles. IF there were NO GRAVITY… what would happen to those filings?

NOW SPIN IT!

 

 

 

When severe storms threaten the United States, we look to meteorologists to explain. They pull up the radar image, and show us a line of storms, a “bow echo”, a reversed “C” shape of rain. And, historically, they follow a well determined path. Here in Kansas storms roll off the Rocky Mountains, bringing cooler air from aloft, descending thousands of feet into the warm, moist air of the Plains, traveling from west to east.

A neodymium, or rare-earth magnet, is a powerful permanent magnet. It will not lose its magnetism because of the way it was created. Its magnetism can be accurately predicted thousands of years into the future. An electromagnet is different. It’s the iron nail wrapped in copper wire, attached to a 9-volt battery. As long as the battery is engaged, the nail picks up paperclips! Remove the battery and the magnetism remains, but is weaker and weaker until either the power is restored, or the magnetism disappears completely over time.

 

 

As we observe our planet’s magnetic field waning and shifting due to NATURAL PROCESSES, we can see the effect these processes have on OTHER bodies in the Solar System, starting with the Sun.

Variability in the strength of our star occurs on a regular pattern. A NORMAL, repeating pattern of strength and weakness. The magnetic forces involved become obvious when you look at the nature of solar flares, and the “Solar Butterfly” diagram.

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The repeating pattern of planet-wide Martian dust storms is connected to the electric interaction within the Solar Wind

 

 

 

The disappearance of Jupiter’s Southern Equatorial Belt (SEB) happens at regular intervals, observed multiple times over hundreds of years.

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Electrical storms observed in the atmosphere of Saturn peak in intensity and then wain again on a regular, repeating pattern.

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Just as charged particles released from the Sun effect ALL the planets, charged particles in the interstellar medium effect the Sun, as well.

As our ‘Stellar Nursery’ traverses the galaxy, a path that takes nearly 220 million years to complete, we encounter areas of varying density. In some areas, the “fog” is thick, with higher densities of charged particles. Some areas are CLEAR, and the Sun is fully exposed to the galactic winds, introducing an increase of charged particles with a different charge.

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“Well, yeah… OF COURSE that would be the case!”

 

Our current climate models do NOT account for this.

 

Only within the last DECADE have we gained the tools to confirm this. Modern space-based monitoring platforms, like the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have confirmed what was once theory, illuminating the true nature of our relationship to the Sun and the Universe itself.

We are attempting to model Climate Change to find answers and predict how our climate will change using INCOMPLETE DATA.

We are attempting to find answers to questions using KNOWLEDGE and TOOLS created in the 1990s… Our KNOWLEDGE has outpaced our MODELS.

And we KNOW… attempting to predict what will happen in the future using INCOMPLETE DATA, will produce INACCURATE RESULTS –

 

 

ANY candidate for President in 2020 MUST understand the mechanisms involved in shaping our Planetary Climate System. Any candidate who does NOT, should strongly consider not running for President.

This issue is too important to risk having someone in The White House who must LEARN ON THE JOB. The next President MUST walk in the door on DAY ONE with a concrete PLAN. A plan of PREPAREDNESS, a plan of COMPASSION, and a plan that THRIVES on LIBERTY… for ALL.

A system that relies on the STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES of others, creates a STRONGER BOND, and gives us ALL a BETTER CHANCE.

 

… because the CHANGE has already begun.

JC

 

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The work of Dr. Henrik Svensmark is quite compelling and highly recommended.

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Also, just about any video involving a cloud chamber and a radioactive element… HOURS of entertainment!

This video provides a great explanation as well –

 

It is unfortunate, but as I said… it was all THEORY until just recently. Our technological evolution is astonishing… and we must work to KEEP UP! KNOWLEDGE and TRUTH, no matter how SEEMINGLY difficult it is to accept or understand, ensures we are FULLY INFORMED, and gives everyone CLARITY to make the right decisions.

MORE VOCIES leads to BETTER DECISIONS. The best ALWAYS rises to the top.

With the RIGHT FOCUS, with EVERYONE on the SAME PAGE… there is NO CHALLENGE the American People CAN’T face!

Climate, Energy, and POWER: Official Campaign Statement on Climate Change

When I look back on my days growing up in suburban Kansas City, I can recall TWO major ice storms, ONE +12″ snow event, ONE 1000 year flood, and an historic drought. Since my first son was born in 2005, my children have experienced ALL of these except the 1000 year flood.

In Kansas, everyone is acutely aware of the weather. To Live where the Twisters Live, knowing the weather is a matter of life or death… there is NO MONTH in the year that we can safely say, “THAT storm will not produce a tornado.”

We know EVERY dark cloud could hold a surprise.

Beyond the “weather warfare”… our State is dependent on the weather for life. Without the storms, the “Breadbasket of The World” DRIES UP and our economic security BLOWS AWAY. It is a cruel double whammy. We watch the crops whither, then we pray for the storms that took our homes the previous year. But I’ve learned, in the most painful way, NEVER curse the rains. When they are gone… NOTHING lives. No one thrives.

For nine months in 2012, no rain fell in KCK. Crops died. Lawns died. Gardens died. HOT DUST throughout the summer, THAT was our export that year.

To break the drought, the remnants of Hurricane Issac blew north and drenched the city. 10″ fell in less than 24 hours. The dirt was SO DRY, it soaked it ALL up almost as soon as it fell.

I remember coming home after dropping the kids off at school, and sitting in the driveway for almost an hour, listening to the sound of raindrops on the roof of my van. The smell of WET air…

NEVER curse the rains. It is MUCH worse when they are gone.

The intensification and mutation of tropical storms, from Superstorm Sandy, to Hurricane Katrina, is amplifying and becoming MORE DANGEROUS. Consistent weather patterns seem to be a thing of the PAST on EVERY continent as we witness deserts in Saudi Arabia FLOOD, then BLOOM with a carpet of purple flowers. Lakes drying up, leaving rusted relics. Snows falling in cities that haven’t recorded snowfall since Biblical times. And I think we ALL get the feeling that this is only the TIP of the iceberg.

We are experiencing a change that, certainly no human alive today has ever experienced, but more so- no human in recorded history has ever experienced. The shape and scope of the dangers posed from a shifting global climate have been experienced in localized events, experienced in every historical civilization. In Peru. In the Middle East. In the Sahara Desert. In China and in India.

In more recent memory, The Irish Potato Famine could be seen through the lense of a climatologist. The issues we see TODAY on the front pages and discussed on news panels… of IMMIGRATION, but due to CLIMATE CHANGE. I’m thinking of families in the Mediteranian Sea, packed HUNDREDS on a boat, or off the coast of Florida.

HUNGER drives a man to do INCREDIBLE things! The hunger of his child will, too, even more so.

To know this, because you have experienced this… it humbles everyone who has seen it. In Joplin, MO, to come out of the basement and see NOTHING where a community once stood. With trees stripped and homes gone… then the SUN comes out and the SKY TURNS BLUE. Where the beauty highlights the horrors… the people who survive are presented with the SHARPEST CONTRAST. Where there is LIFE, there IS death. It is HERE we can see where our priorities should lie.

NO ONE DOUBTS… our climate IS changing. Many question the CAUSES. Many question the SOLUTIONS. Answers are presented, as if we could STOP, to quit COLD TURKEY, and avoid ANY CHANGE AT ALL.

Al Gore said we would see changes happen by 2100. Many were seen by 2010. Since 2010, heat and drought have intensified and shifted. Now we see an intensification in cold that inversely matches the heat. BOTH temperature extremes happening AT THE SAME TIME… so much so that they cancel out. Depending on the frame of reference used, the heat and the cold records have paused the warming trend witnessed for the last 20 years. To say “well, that means it’s NOT happening” is misleading, because the division of the temperature extremes STILL EXISTS. And they are intensifying.

The stable atmospheric conditions we’ve experienced since the end of WWII are rapidly changing. All of our scientific advancements in the field of agriculture have brought us to the pinnacle of food production. We are able to do more with one acre of land than ANY OTHER civilization in history because of the gift of a stable climate. Kansas Farmers are a testimate to these achievements.

The farmland of the Midwestern United States feeds THE WORLD. Because of our knowledge, because of our ability to adapt to a chaotic environment. The STRONGEST of that group, that bunch, survives another season… that makes us ALL STRONGER.

That era is fast becoming geological history. That time, like the image of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, is now just a snapshot in time. Where one marked THE END, of a war, of hostility traded for leisure. The other marks A BEGINNING, of a New Era, of change THRUST upon us… just as it ALWAYS seems to go!

We will no longer be able to return to the stable climate enjoyed by our parents and grandparents. When we look at the geological record, the deep ice cores, the samples taken at the bottom of the oceans, we get a much fuller picture of the situation we’re in. There is only ONE certainty in life- EVERYTHING CHANGES. Count on it!

THAT is the mindset of a Kansan. “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute… it’ll change.” Literally ALL FOUR SEASONS can occur in 24 hours, and it does so regularly! There is no other way to live than to BE PREPARED for all of it. It is time to introduce that idea to every State in The Union. To BE PREPARED is to LIVE.

 

 

To THRIVE, we must have Energy Security. To LEARN, to forecast the changes we face, and communicate the knowledge necessary, our National Security is inextricably linked to our Nation’s Energy Independence. In order to achieve that lofty goal, we MUST commit to Residential Energy Independence as well.

Every advancement in alternative energy production, from geothermal electrical production, to solar and wind, must be utilized and incentivized to bring security to citizens in every State. When everyone in a community is co-operatively generating the electricity, devestating power failures will end. Less coal will burn. Less pollution created.

We stand at a time in human civilization, where we hold our SHARED DESTINY in our own hands. As it happened in the 1940s, in Los Alamos, with the atomic bombs, RIGHT NOW we have the SAME situation.

POWER. The need OF IT. The lifeblood of our Nation’s economy. The modern-day “wood in the fireplace” that keeps us warm in the winter and gives us light to read at night.

We should avoid, AT ALL COST, the further developement and construction of Nuclear Powered Electrical Production. The benefits of Nuclear Power are tempting, but the COST OF FAILURE is substantial. Even the price we pay for SUCCESSFUL Nuclear Powered Electrical Production is HUGE! Consider:

— Plutonium239 has a half life of 24,000 YEARS.

— Every bit of spent Nuclear Material we produce TODAY will be LETHAL for 24,000 years.

— Everyday we make MORE WASTE.

— Everyday these reactors risk failure.

— Climate Change INCREASES the risk involved.

How would YOU communicate to a child, living 24,000 years in the future, that this substance is lethal due to Radioactive Nuclear Decay? It would be like trying to understand the thoughts and emotions of a human living 24,000 years in the PAST.

THAT responsibility rests in our hands RIGHT NOW. And WE are failing the test! St. Louis. Fukushima. Hanford. Chernobyl. The Marshall Islands… disasters and unsafe waste disposal, and it has not even been 100 years! How can we isolate such a VAST AMOUNT of dangerous waste, on a geologically active planet… for 24,000 years?!

It is seemingly impossile, to be honest. But we MUST TRY. And, therefore, we MUST END ALL Nuclear Powered Electrical Production. Our efforts will be appreciated by nations yet unknown… praise spoken, in tongues not yet conceived.

 

In Conclusion,

I believe we should STRONGLY reconsider our intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. We should stand with our allies around the globe as partners, sharing the risks inherent in investing in a better future, and the rewards that come from a stable and successful community.  These challenges are shared by everyone, in every country.

I do not support a carbon tax.

I do not support a gas tax.

I do not support subsidizing oil companies.

I do not support deep water drilling.

I do not support off shore drilling.

By shifting our goals toward an Energy Independent Nation, we will need to subsidize CITIZENS as they invest in new equipment. We will need to support research and development of existing technology as well as emerging technology. All of these new ideas and new designs will create new opportunities.

If our future as a successful Nation can happen WITHOUT our addiction to FOSSIL FUELS… why would we NOT start NOW? For the benefit of THE PEOPLE.

JC