Monday, 23 January 2017


Friday 20th January 2017.



“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe,” Spicer said. And he added a scolding about widespread reports that differ from his evidence-free assessment: “These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”
1933 - “To all the millions of discontented Hitler in a whirlwind campaign offered what seemed to them, in their misery, some measure of hope. He would make Germany strong again, refuse to pay reparations, repudiate the Versailles Treaty, stamp out corruption, bring the money barons to heel (especially if they were Jews) and see to it that every German had a job and bread.” (n.b. - jobs re-arming for World War 2).

DRUMPFGerman surname Trump is from a Bavarian word for "drum" (Middle High German trumpe).[1] Trump is a contemporary German surname (comparatively rare, with 382 phone book entries as of 2016),

"AWESOME - The largest crowd ever assembled in the history of the entire World. 500 million billion people came to Washington to cheer Trump ascending; a Saint, uplifted on a heavenly beam of light. 
It did NOT rain. We never lie. We issue improved alternative realities" 
1933 - Hitler had lost no time in exploiting the Reichstag fire to the limit.   On the day following the fire, February 28 1933, he prevailed on President Hindenburg to sign a decree “for the Protection of the People and the State” suspending the seven sections of the constitution which guaranteed individual and civil liberties. Described as a “defensive measure against Communist acts of violence endangering the state,” the decree laid down that:      Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications; and warrants for house searchers, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.   In addition, the decree authorized the Reich government to take over complete power in the federal states when necessary and imposed the death sentence for a number of crimes, including “serious disturbances of the peace” by armed persons.   Thus with one stroke Hitler was able not only to legally gag his opponents and arrest them at his will but, by making the trumped-up Communist threat “official,” as it were, to throw millions of the middle class and the peasantry into a frenzy of fear that unless they voted for National Socialism at the elections a week hence, the Bolsheviks might take over.” 

Friday, 20 January 2017


21 Jan 2017:

Mobsters have taken the White House.

God Help America.

The usual course for failing narcissists is to start a war and take emergency powers.
As the war is lost – narcissists commit suicide rather than face reality.
Trump has the nuclear button. 4 minutes from Armageddon.
Congress must confine their deluded and demented  new leader.

Noel HODSON - Author

20 the Jan 17 - Lee – this confirms our previous conversation. Trump has “the button” and can trigger nuclear war in 4 minutes:
FROM the moment Donald Trump is inaugurated on Friday, he will be accompanied constantly by a device that launches nuclear missiles within 4 minutes – widely known as “the button”. Is it safe under his finger?
Many have been worrying about that question ever since Trump first seemed likely to become president. His mercurial nature and contradictory policy statements make him an unpredictable custodian of the US nuclear arsenal.
The stakes are high. “The use of even a single nuclear weapon, anywhere in the world, would be a global humanitarian, environmental and economic disaster,” says Derek Johnson, head of anti-nuclear group Global Zero, for reasons ranging from nuclear winter to a lowered threshold for subsequent nuclear attacks.

Dear Mel et al

20 January 2017 - Today, inauguration day, I feel depressed and tired and unwell.

Do you receive these US briefings from The Center for Public Integrity? I hope these journalists can keep Trump and his assorted Cabinet thugs in check.

Thanks for your passionate essays on the perils of Demented Donald; which I agree with. The parallels with Mein Kampf & 1934 are chilling.

Trump supporters seem determined to not take Trump at his word, but, as in Orwell’s 1984, to believe the opposite, that underneath his hate and warring speeches he is a really nice man. Most “nice” men I know don’t have orgies with Russian prostitutes and piss on hotel beds. Nor do they “grab ‘em by the pussy”. Nor advocate more torture. Nor do they exact revenge at “15 times the hurt” including on terminally sick nephews. Nor do they dodge the Draft, evade taxes, evade creditors, recruit Russian election hackers or data-leakers, support KKK and round up millions of “wet-backs” for concentration camps.

Trump is correct that mob disaffection is due to unprecedented income and wealth gaps – globally. 34 million Americans on Food-Stamps, 20 million still without health-cover despite Obama Care, etc.

Davos refuses to address this possibly revolutionary threat. A handful at Davos growing richer, literally by the second, and refusing to re-invest (e.g. in green-tech, like the Chinese). Money MUST circulate to keep economies healthy. You are right - YES – if the frozen $32 trillion tax-haven-capital-flight (80M good jobs) is reinvested in the countries of origin, with re-distributive taxes, ALL national deficits and most global tensions would dissolve (Piketty). Will Trump re-distribute the wealth? Mrs May and Christine Lagarde are calling, at Davos, today, for such re-distribution. Whistling in the wind?

Brexit – All major UK players will turn to Europe. Influential grinning idiots are bankrupting the UK. Their main personal selfish motive is to escape the tightening EU and USA tax-net. Tax-haven, Low tax and Small government will make us a banana-monarchy, as we try and fail to re-negotiate about 600 trade agreements made over the past 47 years. We will be diminished and side-lined for centuries.

Boyz night-out. I’m up for it. But this morning I  am too gloomy to agree dates or an agenda. If Donald does not trigger WW3 this weekend – let’s pick up the Boyz-nite arrangements on Monday.

In God We Trust (or do we?)


Noel HODSON - Author


From: Center for Public Integrity []
Sent: 19 January 2017 20:05
Subject: Change in administration brings new challenges

New challenges lie ahead.

For journalists, a change in administration presents new challenges.
John DunbarGiven the controversy surrounding the President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, it’s clear that credible investigative reporting will be necessary now more than ever.

Leading up to this week’s inauguration, we tracked the candidates, political committees and nonprofits that made this presidential election the most expensive in history. In late December, we were the first to report that Donald Trump’s sons were behind a nonprofit selling access to the President-elect during inauguration activities in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions. The trumped-up fundraiser with the pending first family imploded.
Earlier in the fall, our Carbon Wars project featured new analysis about America’s super polluters. Where most states have one super polluter, our team identified four in Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana. Since the election in November, climate-change skeptics have mocked respected scientists. Trump transition team members are threatening the landmark Paris climate accord and President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

In addition, a plan to significantly increase the defense budget means that more money will flow to services and contractors that support them. It will be critically important to know who’s getting these contracts and what America is getting in return.

We’ll need to keep up the pace on filing FOIA suits to ensure that the Center remains, according to the FOIA Project, “a notable pioneer in creating and sustaining a new model for the delivery of investigative reporting.” The country, indeed the world, will need the Center’s highly experienced reporters, data journalists, and digital experts.

We look forward to serving democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions using the tools of investigative journalism.

Thank you,
John Dunbar, CEO

Friday, 6 January 2017


Huffington Post - Trump accused of bribing or bullying the FBI and the New York Police to attack Hillary and suppress investigation into Trump's treason; "which gave him the election".  

Be very afraid. Trump rises.

13 JANUARY 2017 - Three days after I had comfortably settled into my familiar ranting mode and was sounding off on my diverse topics of maximum irritation that I would correct if I were World Dictator for a year, comes Christopher Steele's report on Russian hacking of the US election and of Trump's bed-wetting problems. 

Mr Steele, 53, is a secret service agent who specialises in Moscow secrets. He was trained and worked for 25 years or so at M.I.6 (British military intelligence) and is highly regarded by US and UK agencies. He was hired in June 2016 by Republicans to investigate Trump. The brief was then passed to the Democrats when the Russian hacking and Hillary's email stories surfaced. I have no more understanding of the technical, computer hacking than does any other 70+ befuddled grandfather, who writes unsubstantiated polemic - then tweets it to the world. However, I can still grasp and evaluate a shockingly good sex scandal - particularly about the elderly, peroxide blond, groper Mr Trump, cavorting with Moscow prostitutes.  


Just one short paragraph of Mr Steele's 35 pages long spy factoids dated 30 December 2016, tells us that in 2013 Trump visited Moscow, hired the Presidential Suite at the Moscow Ritz Carlton, selected the bed that the "hated" Obama's had once slept in, hired prostitutes - and paid them to perform orgiastic perversions with him on that bed, including urinating (golden-showers) on it. The sources for this "intel" are claimed to be the person in Trump Inc who organised the travel - and senior Russian spies, charged with tracking Trump, who visited Moscow several times to discuss business opportunities (and to piss on expensive hotel beds). 

The Presidential Suite was and is known by the global community of spies to be routinely bugged by Russian spies - so recordings probably exist, which leave Trump open to blackmail. Steele assumes that Trump knew the suite was and is bugged - but what is common knowledge to spies might not occur to international, blundering, US billionaires-from-birth. 

The bulk of  Steele's report deals with the hacking allegations - which I leave to the younger digital generation to analyse. I rely on what President Bush Senior said about the Internet in its early days "Forget privacy. Privacy is dead." Trump seems not to have heard or heeded this. Steele, a quiet, anonymous, unknown person until this week, has taken his family into hiding. Sensible and sober experts say that his life is in danger; they put him in the same danger category as triple-agent Litvinenko, poisoned with a radio-active fluid.

My view of Trump's incontinence and perversions is that as a Mafia linked, hotel, casino and club owning billionaire-from-birth, he can indulge in any behaviour he likes - as long as he doesn't piss on my bed. I would not know of Trump, or follow any news of him, or read books about him - if he did not want to rule the world. I happen to live in the world and I don't think he is a fit person to run or even to influence it. 

His greatest fault, in these latest facts from the gangster gutters, is that he got caught - in this case by Russian spies; and is therefore open to blackmail. He cannot keep his mouth or his pants buttoned-up.

Trump is both incompetent and incontinent. Not presidential material. Not to be trusted with the nuclear-button. 

FAVOURITE RANTS - 10 JANUARY 2017 - It is a mad, mad world - multiple madness that most of us could put right over a few pints of beer in the local pub. Here are a few of my favourite rants.

1) Britain serially insulting the European Union and walking away from 47% of our best customers, without the faintest clue of how we will make up the lost trade. EU Quitters denying that the 17% fall in Sterling has any effect on our wealth or import costs in 2017.  10 Jan 2017 - Sterling has dropped another 1% making 18% down. We have a $100 billion deficit on trade, so it (the Brexit chaos) has now cost us $18 billion: so far. It is just the beginning.

2) Britain breaking up the United Kingdom, as Scotland votes to remain in the European Union and the rest of us slump away in a deep sulk.

3) Deranged, demented, blustering, aged, peroxide Donald claiming more understanding of computer hacking than all the US security services. 10 Jan 2017 - Donald has taken to tweeting insults at Meryl Streep. He is crazy - and in 8 days he will have the Nuclear Button. Surely Congress will intervene - NOW!

4) Slippery, dippy, grinning, beer swilling, Fifth Columnist Nigel Farage - still paid $130,000 tax-free by the European Union; employers who he knifed in the back - then mocked.

5) Massive investment into driverless cars, when everyone over 18 can drive quite well. The UK has only 0.009% of car-journey accidents. Computer guided cars will hand computer companies an endless, massive income stream. Wait  for the next fatal accident.

6) Endless persistent calls by very rich politicians for increases in interest rates - to gouge more money from the poor and give it to the rich as risk-free, effort-free, extra income into their tax-haven accounts. 

7) Filthy diesel engine vehicles polluting all our cities and motorways. Hundreds of millions in China and India cannot breathe - and Oxford Street , London is "the most polluted street in the world". Go electric!. 

8) Blinding lights war waged between vehicle makers, dazzling all oncoming drivers - especially in urban areas already fully illuminated by street lights. When urban "dipped headlights" were made law in the 1960's, the lamps had a special low-light and low-beam setting. No driver can see into the black space behind a modern oncoming full-beam vehicle - so cyclists and pedestrians are invisible and vulnerable. 

9) Taxpayers still bailing out failed and continuously failing City and Wall Street banks and firms - whose executives still claw out multiple-millions per year - "rewards" for gambling with and losing Other People's Money. 

10) Green energy programs held back by fossil fuel lobbies. Solar, Wind, Wave, Tidal, Geothermal. China will beat the rest of us as leading manufacturers of alternative energy systems - while Donald passes USA laws for coal-driven-cars. 

That's a start for 2017. I'll be back.

Friday, 23 December 2016


19th Jan 2017 - BBC News - Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year.
Data from Nasa and the UK Met Office shows temperatures were about 0.07 degrees Celsius above the 2015 mark.
Although the Met Office increase was within the margin of error, Nasa says that 2016 was the third year in a row to break the record.
The El Niño weather phenomenon played a role, say scientists, but the main factor was human emissions of CO2.
The latest conclusions won't come as a much of a shock to observers, as the likely outcome was trailed heavily towards the end of last year.
So warm was the early part of 2016 - influenced by a powerful El Niño - that some leading climate scientists were predicting as early as May that a new record was probable.

During an El Niño, a band of unusually warm ocean water develops in parts of the Pacific. The phenomenon affects the climate globally, disrupting weather patterns.

Today’s Guardian (22 DEC 2016) reports Obama’s ban on Arctic drilling, sea-ice meltdown in Arctic Russian ports, killer coal-fired smog poisoning 460 million Chinese, and Demented Donald ranting against Scottish wind-power. Will he insist on coal-powered cars? With CO2 at 400 parts per million (Royal Society, October 2016) it is no longer if, but when, the polar ice will melt. James Hansen, ex-Director of NASA calculates sea-level-rise of 64 metres (213 ft). My London novel, Out of the Depths, spells out the probable appalling consequences for humankind. It is the greatest and, I think, an immediate threat to civilisation; it will create 5 billion refugees from the coastal plains. Governments must act – now.

Joyeux Noel

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Arctic temperatures are NOW, in December 2016, from 20C to 30C warmer than usual. 

The 3 km high ice-mountains on Greenland, Northern Canada, Northern Siberia, Northern Russia, around the Arctic Ocean - are melting. The permafrost is melting. The sea-ice is greatly reduced. The oceans are 1C warmer, which is a lot of extra heat.

The news from Antarctica is similar - though it is of course summer in the southern hemisphere; and there are fewer research stations on the south polar region to collect the data. Antarctica ice mountains are 5 km high. 

If and when all the polar ice melts, sea level will rise 200 to 300 feet (up to 97 metres). Except of course on coastlines where Donald Trump has built hotels and golf-courses - because he, employing the full powers of a USA-President-Elect, denies climate-change is happening. Everywhere else on Earth, the meltdown will increase sea-levels by metres (yards). 

At this stage, it doesn't matter a tinkers cuss who dunnit or didn't do it; whether it is man-made (anthropogenic) or sun-spot cycles or volcanic activity or divine intervention. It is happening and we 7 billion humans will have to adapt. 5 billion of us live on the coastal margins - by the sea and up to 100 feet above sea-level. Our farms, factories, fuel, transport and families will all be underwater. 

When? Science cannot give us an answer because (1) we haven't collected enough data and (2) there are too many variables of factors we, modern society, have never encountered before. How fast does an ice-cube melt in various different conditions. Try it - and take bets. My bet is it is coming far faster than science predicts. Buy an amphibious home or move uphill. But 5 billion refugees will call on you, however high you go.

How loudly do we need to shout these facts, this news, to the squabbling governments and populations of the world before they will take action? 

What will happen to me and my friends and enemies? I've answered this in novel form. Novels, which reflect the uncertain time-scale and scientific course of events;  and novels whose stories of families like ourselves, communicate the reality of what we all face, to the widest audience.

The first book OUT OF THE DEPTHS tells what happens, now, in London & New York (and the rest of the world) as sea-levels rise. I envisage disease, plagues as health-systems breakdown, wiping out 80% of us as we migrate to higher land. Read it as  a survival guide.

The second novel transports three of us from now, five hundred years into the future - to 2516 AD-After Global Warming - to a Utopian world of 11 billion civilised souls who function without money, want or strife. It is truly a good-read. I hope AD 2516 will act as a compass needle pointing to how we can arrive at a great future. 

Read the books - and then harass your governments. This is the most serious problem we have.

Happy Christmas. 

Noel Hodson

Saturday, 17 December 2016


Reuters 17 Dec 2016:  - Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies' hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officials said on Thursday.
U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russia tried to influence the election by hacking people and institutions, including Democratic Party bodies, has angered President-elect Trump, who says he won the Nov. 8 vote fairly. Russian officials have denied accusations of interference in the U.S. election.
Separately, a senior White House official said on Thursday that Putin was likely to have been aware of the cyber attacks but he fell short of accusing the Russian president.
"I don't think things happen in the Russian government of this consequence without Vladimir Putin knowing about it," Ben Rhodes, the White House's deputy national security adviser, told MSNBC. "When you're talking about a significant cyber intrusion like this, we're talking about the highest levels of government."
The U.S. officials - who have knowledge of intelligence information on the matter - said on the condition of anonymity that the hacking of U.S. political groups and figures had a more general focus at first.
"This began merely as an effort to show that American democracy is no more credible than Putin's version is," one of the officials said.
"It gradually evolved from that to publicizing (Hillary) Clinton's shortcomings and ignoring the products of hacking Republican institutions, which the Russians also did," the official said.
By the fall, the official said, it became an effort to help Trump's campaign because "Putin believed he would be much friendlier to Russia, especially on the matter of economic sanctions" than Democratic rival Clinton.
Democratic President Barack Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio that the United States will take action against Russia.
"I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections ... we need to take action and we will," he said according to excerpts of the Thursday interview released by NPR.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

CLIMATE RISKS - Mark Carney & Michael Bloomberg

The Guardian 14 DEC 2016: Bank of England chief joins with Michael Bloomberg calling for disclosure to help capital manage risks and seize opportunities in global warming fight.

The governor of the Bank of England has warned that the fight against climate change will be jeopardised unless companies with big carbon footprints come clean about their exposure to global warming risks.
Writing in today’s Guardian, Mark Carney says a new set of guidelines drawn up over the past year should be implemented so that investors can allocate capital to those companies with the best ideas to hit the target of keeping the rise in global temperature to less than 2C.
Carney, writing jointly with the former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said citizens, consumers, businesses, governments and international organisations were all taking action in response to extreme weather events.
“The challenge is that investors currently don’t have the information to respond to these developments,” they said. “This must change if financial markets are going to do what they do best: allocate capital to manage risks and seize new opportunities. Without the necessary information, market adjustments to climate change will be incomplete, late and potentially destabilising.”
READ MY GLOBAL-WARMING NOVELS (click covers in right hand margin).