FNC Tucker Carlson California China Climate Deal

FNC Tucker Carlson California China Climate Deal

I joined Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight with Tucker Carlson on June 7, 2017. We discussed California Governor Jerry Brown striking a deal with the Chinese to work on clean energy, trading technology and committing resources in a non-binding agreement.

From The Hill:

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed an agreement to work with China to lower greenhouse gas emissions Tuesday, just days after President Trump pulled the United States out of an international climate change agreement.

The agreement, though nonbinding, aims to expand cooperation between China and California on renewable energy, zero-emission vehicles and low-carbon urban development, Brown’s office said. It will establish a joint working group of Chinese and Californian officials to come up with ways to work together, and to invest in programs that would cut carbon emissions.

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Another Chinese Manufacturing Recall



Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

As if melamine contamination, toy lead poisoning, and solar panel failures weren’t enough. I received an email today regarding a dehumidifier I purchased(here on California’s central coast the humidity causes mold issues).

I immediately called the number to begin the refund process as should you if you have one of the models listed. The ominous message read:

We are writing to let you know that Gree is voluntarily recalling 12 brands of Dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards.  The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.  The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.

If you believe you are affected by this recall, you should immediately discontinue use of this product. Consumers should direct questions and concerns to Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8am to 8pm ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9am to 3pm ET or online atwww.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/


War, What Is It Good For

The Ethan Bearman Show

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– Syria the no-win war we need to avoid
– Interview with journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger

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New York Times Hacked Again


As you can see from my screenshot above, the venerable New York Times which I pay to access, is having major issues.

According to Suzanne Choney at NBCNews.com this is the result of yet another hack of the NYTimes.com website. From the article:

The New York Times website was hacked Tuesday, the site down for a second time in two weeks, with a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army believed to be behind Tuesday’s hack. 

Don’t forget that the Chinese specifically targeted the New York Times late in 2012 as well.  I also suspect the NASDAQ shutdown last week was the result of hackers too.

Are we entering a new stage of cyberterrorism or is this just the same old, same old?

Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities Due To Technical Problem

shutterstock_68921602The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Nasdaq stock exchange has halted all trading as of 12:15 pm EDT today, August 22, 2013 due to technical issues.

Is this simply and internal technical glitch with hardware or software? Or is this the latest in the waves of attacks from Chinese hackers like when they attack infrastructure, Iranian hackers attacking banks, or Eastern European hackers when they steal hundreds of millions of credit cards? Is this a glimpse into the future of cyberwar or just another, simpler explanation of a system failure?

I doubt the system failure explanation on the part of Nasdaq. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year on ultra-high performance computing systems with redundancies at every level of the systems. It is extremely unlikely that a system failure occurred without an outside influence.

Update 8/22/13 12:10 Pacific Time – Trading is set to resume right now. Securities and Exchange Commission spokesman John Nester said: “We are monitoring the situation and are in close contact with the exchanges.”