Europe’s Migrant Crisis

The pouring of refugees from war torn countries into the West is creating a lot of angry groups and protests in the West.  Some countries in the West are beginning to refuse more refugees.  Some countries in the West have been refused any refugee from the beginning.  Yet the wars in the Middle East and elsewhere are still raging on.  If more wars are going to break out, we should see even more refugees seek migration toward the West.  How will the West handle even more refugees when the current refugee acceptance level is already intolerable?

By the way, I believe in the etiquette of common sense such as a guest should never rudely wreck a host’s home.  Thus I don’t think it’s right for refugees to refuse to assimilate into a host country, after all such a country is providing aid to the refugees.  Common sense also tells me that a host country should either accept the refugees with care or not accept any refugee, because doing anything else would just be egregiously inhuman.  Of course, the refugees should follow all laws and rules of a host country, because refugees should not have any crazy advantage and illegal leeway over regular citizens of the host country.  I think the host country should declare clear rules and regulations in accepting refugees and then enforce such means in decisive, humane and lawful manners.  By doing the right things right, we can bring peace toward all sides.  Sometimes though, it’s better to not do anything at all so an uglier mess won’t be forming.

Meanwhile, extremists who are using religions to brainwash people are only fueling more hatreds around the world.  In my opinion, if a religion which promotes killing and forcefully coerce people into a belief is not a real religion, more like a devil worship cult.  The things a legitimate religion should cherish most are love, compassion, peace, and relative moral values that fit with time.  Also, a religion should have no business in politics and government.

With science, a religion should be open minded about the advances of humankind.  When a religion makes science as an enemy, it’s when a religion is really sliding backward into time.  Such a religion isn’t belonging to the future of humankind, because progress of humankind should be the ultimate priority.  Only progress could we eventually save ourselves from true extinction.  We don’t want to become just like the dinosaurs who went extinct forever, because their fossils are the strongest warnings to us all.  Of course, nothing can outlast time, and so we can’t delude ourselves in believing that humankind will be forever lasted, but at least progress can stretch out the timeline of true extinction.  Without progress and in a nuclear age, I think we are setting ourselves up for hell on earth.  Thus, we don’t need more problems such as violent religions that coerce people into a belief.  What we need is more humankind progress in general — such as science and humankind civilities.

In my opinion, when a religion starts to coerce somebody into a belief, it’s when such a religion should be demoted to a dangerous cult.  We humans are not robots, because we have a brain to think.  We should be able to question a belief without being killed or persecuted in any harmful way.  As long we don’t go around and coerce people into our own belief, we should be able to question any belief in peaceful manner.  A civilization cannot be called a civilization when people are harming each other for one’s own belief.

I can only see more dead people walking when fake religions promote love through killing and hatreds.  Religion goes wrong can only fuel even more wars in this “already madly in love with wars” world.  Without further ado, check out the videos right after the break to see how the West has been coping with inundation of refugees.

 

 

Energy Needs Drive World Big Chess Game

Energy need for the world is an ever changing chess game.  Countries in different regions are trying to outmaneuver one another for scarce resources, and energy resources are always part of the big chess game.  For an example, Russia wants to stay dominated in supplying energy to the regions that she has the most stakes in.  Nonetheless, world conflicts cannot be avoided, thus Russia needs to make sure she has the means and ways to not too depend on any single region for bringing in her energy resources’ revenues.

Ukraine conflict is still going on, and Russia knows that Europe is evermore an opposing force since European countries are supporting the oppositional force within Ukraine conflict.  Moreover European countries are eagerly to wean off the dependency of Russia’s energy resources since conflicts such as Ukraine might put European countries at the mercy of Russia’s energy sanctions.  Meanwhile China is an ever growing economy with a modern military that needs more energy resources than ever before to continually power her mightily growing machine.

With Ukraine conflict is still going on, Russia is eager to wean off her dependency on European countries for exporting her energy resources, and so she is looking East toward China.  Meanwhile China is not too eager to depend on Russia for energy resources since putting all eggs into one basket is a very bad idea, because everybody can use one’s dependency as a mean to sanction in a bargain or world conflict.  With this in mind, China is also looking elsewhere in the Middle East for alternative channels of piping more energy resources into China.

United States is now wanting to export more energy resources as her industry is shrinking, thus she has less needs in hoarding these energy resources.  Europe is looking toward other regions for energy resources so she can wean off her dependency from Russia.  The whole big chess game is being played out as we speak, and nobody knows who will be the victor at the end of this very big chess game.  Right after the break, check out a video I found on YouTube which is very descriptive in explaining this sort of big chess game, and the global players are Europe, Russia, United States, Middle Eastern countries, and China.

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Europe’s Solar Pride, Gemasolar To Power Up To 25,000 Homes Day And Night

According to the video below, Europe has the first solar plant in the world that generates energy 24/7.  It means this solar plant will generate power even the sun goes to sleep.  They call this plant as Gemasolar, and it took $410 million to build it.

The magic for Gemasolar to keep on going throughout the night, when the moon shines romantically up high and the stars naughtily light up the sky in shapes of astrological beasts and what not, is that it has a backup giant thermal energy storage (i.e., thermal battery) in a shape of a tall, vertical tower which stands in the middle of the plant.  This giant vertical shape thermal storage tower stores molten nitrate salt tank, and then huge amount of gigantic, high quality mirrors that surround the tower would beam rays of solar energy onto the top of the tower to generate enough heat so the steam turbines would be activated.

In a nutshell, the molten nitrate salt would store enough heat to drive the steam turbines throughout the night time.  According to Gizmodo, Gemasolar can power up to 25,000 homes and reduce around 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide that got released into the atmosphere per year.  To know more about Europe’s first solar plant which runs 24/7, please check out the video on Gemasolar right after the break.

I don’t know enough about solar technology in general to know better, but I be bold even though I might be so wrong!  I think it would be better to erect buildings to support mirrors such as Gemasolar that surround Gemasolar-like thermal storage towers so the environment can be enhanced with architectural aesthetic and practical applications such as housing and the like.  Why not construct buildings of relevant sections of towns and cities in circles of mirrors and thermal storage towers in the center of each such architectural circle to create free energy for everyone.  I be darn, even the tower could be useful somehow such as a hotel in a shape of a skyscraper which also acts as a giant thermal storage tower.  Nonetheless, such architectural marvels need to be safe so the inhabitants won’t have to worry about health risks!  What do you think?

Source:  http://gizmodo.com/5848411/the-worlds-first-solar-plant-to-generate-electricity-even-at-night