Monday, May 30, 2016

Cached Version of May 8, 2016 Post Re Panama Papers, which disappeared

This is Google's cache of It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 20 May 2016 18:11:14 GMT.

Sunday, May 08, 2016
Panama Papers & Media Underreporting of LENR

Excerpts from a whistleblower:

The media has failed. Many news networks are cartoonish parodies of their former selves… limiting coverage of serious matters concerning the wealthy, and serious investigative journalists lack funding. The impact is real: in addition to Süddeutsche Zeitung and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists …several major media outlets did have editors review documents from the Panama Papers... there was not a single one interested in reporting on the story.
But most of all, the legal profession has failed. Those able to pay the most can always find a lawyer to serve their ends…

…Yet we live in a time of inexpensive, limitless digital storage and fast internet connections that transcend national boundaries. It doesn't take much to connect the dots: from start to finish, inception to global media…

Earlier posts in Londont blog highlighted lobbying by nuclear plant owners in obtaining approvals of operating extensions for reactors in Belgium and in Ontario. Also see here:

For a clearer view of impacts of the Panama papers read a Business Insider assessment:


The restoration of the above post, gives a base for presenting some updates:
Number 1(a) is an expose on Germany's "New Fire" website titled. "LENR Impeded by American Fortune 150 Energy Companies"
Number 1(b) is connecting Tom Darden and IH to named established energy players in LENR impediments, leading "New Fire" to conclude, "It is Solar-power Industry vs Leonardo Corporation.""
Number 2
A gloomy forecast of petroleum's Canadian future by a government-sponsored think tank. It states in part, "At a minimum, this plausible future would suggest that governments ensure that the risks of further investments in oil and gas infrastructure be borne by private interests rather than the taxpayer."
Surprisingly, nuclear investments do not get mention, and predictably, the report's authors do not have LENR on their radar. See CBC's analysis here, and the think tank report itself here.

Further Updates:
Readers interested in Panama Papers sequels (as well as LENR news) might bookmark where Mark Gibbs is a contributing editor. See his May 2016 article:

Monday, May 23, 2016

ITER on the Ropes ...portends scale-back of all massive nuclear research

The new director of ITER, advises the international nuclear hot fusion project is way behind meeting its original 2020 target and is unlikely to deliver results before 2035.
There is doubt that it will ever be commercially viable even if enough contributing nations stay the course.

A May 2015 post, EU Shakes up its Science Budgeting, concluded with:
"The design of progressively larger and larger nuclear and particle exploration has to end.
Just because engineering, mental and financial resources are available doesn't mean that "science for science's sake" has to be pushed beyond sensible limits.
In internationally funded nuclear and particle research, scaling back should be the operating words."

A Guardian article critiques big governments' tendency to support massive science projects and neglect the more practical.

Funding programmes should provide balance between pure science and solution-based projects. Canada’s system falls short on supporting cutting-edge research, e.g. LENR, but at least rewards those showing positive results.

May 2016 Update on earlier posts about squandering funds on keeping aged nuclear reactors on risky life-support.
Germany's most populous state, which borders on Belgium, is stocking up on potassium iodide tablets due to proximity to aged neighbouring nuclear reactors.

Besides meltdowns, radioactive leaks, structural decay and sabotage, Science Magazine now reports on a simulation of a spent-fuel fire in a high population area:
True to form, the science editor does not highlight the obvious solution to such inevitable future disasters: Shut-down funding of hot fission/fusion research, schedule shut-down of all operating nuclear reactors while quickly transitioning to renewables and funding deployment of LENR-type energy.
Unfortunately, nothing happens until the UN's member states force the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to drop its nuclear proliferation policy in favour of a LENR Proliferation Agenda. See December 2014 open letter to UN.

Will Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau and their UN envoys lead the shut-down charge before a Chernobyl/Fukushema event happens in a populous area?

Update June 17, 2016
Brexit vote casts palls on the Joint European Torus reactor (in UK) and the International Thermonuclear Reactor (ITER in France.)

Update July 11, 2016

Erudite E-cat World commentator, Greenwin, provides review of nuclear boondoggles: