CryptoBeast #17 – Fire, Water, Trains, Space Lasers: California Burning

I am experimenting with a slightly new format for getting my research out. I will write a long and semi-organized post with all the links, then make a video trying to frame it in a coherent narrative.

 

California has always been very fire-prone. In the last few years, the fires seem to have become more deadly and destructive. Is it just the El Niño weather cycle which brings droughts and floods to Australia some years and the American Southwest in others? Or is there something else going on?

Australia is likewise very susceptible to bush fires. Some of the biggest ones were Black Thursday (1851), Black Friday (1939) and Black Saturday (2009). I survived Black Saturday in Melbourne and so did my 270-acre forest property in the Yarra Valley wine country. 180 people lost their lives, and a previous home (the first house I ever bought, back in 1996) was destroyed. 6 people were killed in my former street.

The fire displayed many “never seen before” characteristics, and also seemed to occur in an area to the North of the geographically massive city of Melbourne that had recently been identified by politicians and urban planners as a desired new growth corridor for the urban sprawl of the city with the largest land area per capita in the world.

I also used to live in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County. I was renting a small vineyard, the owner refused my purchase offer and later sold to someone else for less money. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, I got lucky because most of Glen Ellen was destroyed last year in the Nuns Fire. I heard my old house survived without serious damage but the vines were destroyed. I have friends and neighbors there who lost their homes.

Napa and Sonoma have both been subject to fires and earthquakes in recent years, doing extreme damage to some of the most valuable agricultural land on the planet.

If there were more to these fires than just accidents of Nature, then we should consider if anyone had the Means, Motive, and Opportunity to create disasters at these scales. Follow the money…who benefits?

In this presentation I am going to investigate a few of the bigger claims being made on the Interwebz about these fires; and to inject a theory of my own into the conversation.

For the TL;DR crowd:

  • did the fires happen on the route of California’s High Speed Rail Line? NO
  • did Directed Energy Weapons cause the fires? MAYBE
  • do we need to consider Space Lasers? YES
  • do we need to consider hacking of electrical and electronic systems? YES
  • did PG & E cause the fires? YES
  • is PG & E a Rothschild company? YES
  • is this related to Seismic/Magma activity beneath the Earth’s crust? PROBABLY NOT
  • Is the real story about water? YES

Fire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_California_wildfires

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_California_wildfires

 

Was it hacking?

https://mackeeper.com/blog/post/231-pacific-gas-and-electric-database-exposed/

 

‘Catastrophic’ cyberattack could hit utilities like PG&E

 

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/us-power-company-fined-27-million-over-data-exposure-a-10715

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/experts-warn-of-escalating-grid-security-issues-after-pge-break-in/400524/

 

https://www.wired.com/story/crash-override-malware/

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Smart-meter-flaws-give-hackers-power-3195137.php

 


Houses and Cars Burned, Not Trees?

The main discussion in Internet conspiracy circles seems to have centered around the potential use of Directed Energy Weapons, and the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 plans to depopulate rural areas while encouraging the growth of mega-cities.

Metabunk discussion of why trees don’t burn in forest fires, but houses and cars do:

https://www.metabunk.org/explained-unburned-trees-next-to-burned-down-structures-as-evidence-of-secret-energy-weapons.t9168/

hollowed out trees get filled with a fungus, which is more flammable than the exterior

 

SoCal (Woolsley) fire started at Santa Susana nuclear research laboratory. Another issue with severe budgetary constraints: cleaning up site contaminated with nuclear waste.

 

California fire near nuclear accident site

 

Strange signatures in the Woolsley fire, appears to have been started by an explosion:


Space Lasers?

P G & E plans to get 250 MW of power beamed from space by microwave

https://gizadeathstar.com/2017/12/things-make-go-hmmm-pge-california-fires-high-octane-spec/

US Company to Put Solar Panels into Space This Year, Premise for Space-Based Solar Weapons

 

 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US9346563B1/env

 

Solaren Corp. to Launch Solar Panels into Orbit

Image: Grist

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/apr/16/solarpower-spacetechnology

Forbes 2018 – full system not operational until 2025

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2017/03/18/trump-should-make-space-based-solar-power-a-national-priority/#7a2a86613e69

Beaming Wi-Fi along the ground would need dedicated line of site – such as through cleared firebreak trails through forests.

Transmission over long distances with superconductor technology is also being developed.

http://www.youris.com/energy/energy-grid/new-superconductive-material-for-long-distance-energy-transmission.kl

This technology will replace the current reliance on transformers, which is one of the main sources of grid vulnerability to cyberattack and fire danger.

World’s first superconducting power line paves the way for billions of dollars in savings, more nuclear power stations

 

 

Solaren Space

founded by veterans of key players in the military-industrial complex — Hughes Aircraft, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force.

Gary T. Spirnak

https://voat.co/v/QRV/2854260

https://www.pge.com/nots/rates/tariffs/tm2/pdf/ELEC_3449-E.pdf


Do The Rothschilds Own PG & E?

 

http://www.pgecorp.com/corp/about-us/corporate-governance/corporation-directors/roger-kimmel.page

would i be gratified that the power behind blackrock turns out to be “rothschild-led”? sure, it makes my morning

 

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/PGE-Discusses-Possible-Fire-Liability-With-Shareholders-485406041.html

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/15/pge-has-lost-half-its-value-as-shareholders-fear-its-role-in-ca-fire.html

 

It is a public company, however their largest shareholder list is dominated by Rothschild-controlled corporate entities.

https://www.fool.com/quote/nyse/pge/pcg/major-holders

The Rothschilds have served as Court Factors for the Black Nobility, the true Roman / Venetian Empire. The “big Four” asset funds offer a way for the wealthiest offshore trusts in the world to hold vast amounts of wealth and wield vast influence.

BlackRock are part of Bilderberg.

 

Is PG & E Responsible For the Fires?

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pg-e-investigation-initiated-former-041100336.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/19/pge-reports-another-outage-on-the-morning-when-california-camp-fire-started.html

The Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise started at the Poe Dam

PG&E power lines may have sparked deadly Camp Fire, according to radio transmissions

 

PG & E letter regarding “space weather” taking out transformers, and the location of the Solaren Ground Receive station being moved to Sebastopol

http://www.stopthecrime.net/RF%20Beam%20at%20Sebastopol.pdf

 

Boeing YAL-1 Air Force airborne MegaWatt-Class laser, operating out of Edwards AFB (100 miles from Thousand Oaks fire). Program canceled end of 2011, aircraft retired in 2012 and sent to boneyard, stripped 2014

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_YAL-1

Lockheed Martin making laser cannons for fighter jets, WIRED 2017

https://www.wired.com/story/lockheed-martin-fighter-jets-lasers/

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/02/03/lockheed-martin-dazzles-new-laser-cannon-project.aspx

https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/01/02/northrop-grumman-builds-the-biggest-laser-gun-ever.aspx

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1030115/laser-cannons-reality-warfare-high-energy-lockheed-martin-modern-warfare

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3179045/The-Death-Star-weapon-Japan-just-fired-world-s-powerful-laser.html

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

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

https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/military/fiber-lasers-mean-ray-guns-are-coming

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/us-navys-new-192m-laser-cannons-can-fry-boats-drones-and-incoming-missiles/news-story/78fff78d2c4d9c1ddeb75b1aec150cbf

 

Seismic Activity, Magma Shift

 

 

Trains

 

An alternate theory that has been circulating links the fires to California’s planned high-speed rail lines.

Barclays is linked to High Speed Rail Project https://www.hsr.ca.gov/docs/about/doing_business/EOI/EOI_Barclays_Bank_PLC.pdf

Chris Brooks of Barclays founded Rothschild transportation and logistics division, was head of M & A for Asia:

 

Unfortunately for this theory, the areas in red on the map on the left are not actually the location of the fires. They are the location of “red flag” warnings on 11/11/18

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wildfires-california-high-speed-railway/

http://www.hsr.ca.gov/Programs/Statewide_Rail_Modernization/index.html

 

Statewide Fire Incident Maps (California)

 

 

 

Nov 26 2018 – fires still burning in Socal

 

Every single fire in 2018:

Route of proposed high-speed rail:

Every fire in 2017:

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-high-speed-rail-palmdale-burbank-20180919-story.html

Burbank is not even close to Thousand Oaks

There is a reservoir nearby, one that is in need of expansion.

Bard Lake, Sherwood Dam

New underground tank installed 2013

Sinaloa Lake? El Chapo is on trial right now.

https://www.conejovalleyguide.com/welcome/banning-dam-lake-eleanor-dam-in-thousand-oaks-is-a-ventura-county-historical-landmark

http://archive.vcstar.com/news/calleguas-water-district-unveils-new-thousand-oaks-reservoir-ep-292663781-351684691.html

 

Water

I’m going to propose a different theory, one that I haven’t seen anywhere else. The real agenda behind the fires is water.

 

 

Trump Executive Order on California water management

 

 

Trump Signs Order On California Water Projects

[Source: US Department of Commerce]

At the time, there was discussion that Trump was using the wildfires as a way to get around a long-running political debate over water between farmers, the salmon industry and environmentalists.

June 26 2018: Governor Gerry Brown declares State of Emergency due to wildfires https://www.npr.org/2018/06/26/623451437/gov-brown-declares-state-of-emergency-over-california-wildfires

November 9 2018: Trump declares State of Emergency (DHS, FEMA) https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/11/09/trump-approves-california-emergency-declaration-in-response-to-wildfires/

November 14 2018: Department of Health and Human Services declares public health emergency

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/Camp-Fire-Woolsey-Fire-prompt-public-health-13390425.php

 

 

California has not added any new reservoirs in 50 years. Population then was 17 million, now 36 million predicted to go to 50-75 million in just over 10 years.

The Number of New Dams Built in California in the Past 50 (or 40 or 30 or 20) Years is Not Zero

 

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20161222090807/

http://www.water.ca.gov/damsafety/docs/Reservoir2016.pdf

http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist383/Water.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20140302073639/

http://www.acwa.com:80/content/local-drought-response

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/verify/verify-has-california-lost-billions-of-gallons-in-uncollected-rainwater/406802167

https://web.archive.org/web/20170211055013/

https://water.ca.gov/damsafety/damlisting/index.cfm

https://web.archive.org/web/20161222083137/http://www.water.ca.gov/damsafety/images/Dams2.pdf

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-oroville-dam-how-20170213-story.html

 

 

https://www.slideshare.net/MavensManor/

 

https://angeles.sierraclub.org/los_angeles_depends_imported_water

 

 

Lake Pillsbury – Scott Dam. Owned by PG & E

Water Wars

http://primarywater.org/?page_id=26

Fax about salmon in Sonoma & Russian Rivers

 

EDA Report – pulled from the web

https://web.archive.org/web/20150428192343/http://thewatercouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/EDA-Report.pdf

US is by far the world’s largest water market:

 

http://www.stopthecrime.net/watermarketusa_hilite.pdf

 

California – Growing Fast

Population projected to rise to between 50m-71m by 2030

“Mega-City” from Santa Barbara to San Diego, incorporating LA and Orange County, 28m growing to 41m

Needs $39 billion of investment (2007 numbers)

For every $1 billion spent on water infrastructure, 27,000 jobs are created

Fully addressing the state’s water needs would cost $21.8 billion and create 582,024 jobs

 

 

PG&E (Rothschild) “Owns” a Primary Water Source in Northern California . . .
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) acquired the hydroelectric complex and accompanying Eel River water rights in 1930. Water rights for PG&E on the Eel River consisted of all flows except a minimum of 2 cfs released from Cape Horn Dam at all times for downstream water users.

PG&E has applied for a new 50-year license (April 1970) that proposed to maintain existing operational procedures for the project.

In April of 1972, the FPC license issued to Snow Mountain Water and Power Company expired. PG&E has continued operations of the project (FPC 77) under annual renewals of their old license.

http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/57712-pg-e-seeks-offers-to-purchase-potter-valley-hydroelectric-facilities

 

https://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2016/10/california-puc-to-consider-okay-for-sale-of-pacific-gas-and-electric-hydropower-plant.html

https://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2015/04/ferc-draft-eis-endorses-relicensing-103-5-mw-merced-river-3-4-mw-merced-falls-hydro-projects.html

https://eelriver.org/2018/09/06/scott-dam-report/

https://eelriver.org/2018/09/06/scott-dam-report/

https://www.pge.com/en_US/about-pge/environment/what-we-are-doing/pge-recreational-areas/pge-recreational-areas.page

PG & E has 100 reservoirs, and 26 FERC licenses (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

https://www.pge.com/en_US/about-pge/environment/what-we-are-doing/pge-recreational-areas/pge-recreational-areas.page

 

History

http://aic.ucdavis.edu/events/outlook05/Sawyer_primer.pdf

http://www.csub.edu/~jgillespie/PPT/water_law.ppt

STATE WATER BOARD: Riparian and pre-1914 water rights in the Delta

 

Imperial San Francisco

from Imperial San Francisco by Gray Brechin

 

 

 

LA, SF and the Central Valley all in a battle over water

Los Angeles – Owens Valley aqueduct.

https://www.slideshare.net/MavensManor/

 

https://angeles.sierraclub.org/los_angeles_depends_imported_water

 

 

In Defense Of The Thirsty: A Plea For Water At Parties (Not The Burn)

funny-sometimes-drink-glass-water-surprise-liver-picsThis is a thought experiment, a call to action, or maybe even a plea. Perhaps it’s the ravings of a lunatic, if you don’t agree with me. The community of people who read this blog are the only ones on the planet with both the openness to listen and the determination to find solutions to complex problems. If we can figure out how to throw the best party in the world in the worst place to throw it, surely we can figure out this whole water thing.
8lHATcISpecifically, I want to talk about the cost & availability of water at events throughout the country, off-playa. We have Burning Man camps throwing stupendous parties as fundraisers for BM & regional burns. These events showcase the idea that parties can be principled, community-building affairs. These events are superior to “retail” or “EDM” styled dance music events, and we generally are pretty smug about how much better they are. Not for nothing, as they totally are. However, they aren’t perfect.

One thing that’s somewhat baffling is price of water at all of these events. The fact that I’m paying $5-6 for a bottle of water at Pacha, Avalon or Hakkasan is one thing. But when I’m being charged the same amount at a camp fundraiser, I think there’s a problem. I totally understand that it’s a fundraiser and we’re there to support, but we also rely on a gigantic population of people who go to these parties but never make it to Burning Man. I’m not sure why gouging these people is justified. I don’t believe water should ever be a profit generating item on party budgets but I also know I’m not the King of All Parties.

Malevolent GOdI think there’s a real opportunity for Burners to lead on this one, and make parties across the country better. There are plenty of influential DJs, producers, promoters, 1% & 0.1% members who enjoy the Burn and know that it’s important for us to ask serious questions about where we get our water, how, and who we buy it from/how it’s produced. Why am I paying 6 bucks for a bottle of water, that was ordered in bulk from some Big Water ZombieCorp? Why is it that we’re not making the hard, possibly slightly less profitable choices about providing tap water (it goes through the best water filter jugs at least once), advocating for water conservation & reforming the laws around large companies bottling our municipal water supply and selling it back to us.

Before anyone says it: No, this is not a call to have water given out at Burning Man. I’ve got a map from the 2006 Burn on my wall above the computer I’m writing this on, and would never want to make BM anything less than the rugged, non-plug & play carnival of stupendousness I remember it as and know it can be. The idea of having water provided at the Burn is antithetical to the goals of the event and those who attend. At burn fundraisers in real bars, warehouses & places that aren’t the deep playa however? I don’t understand why water is more expensive there than it is at the dubstep show up the street. Aren’t we better than that?

Photograph by Scott R. Kline. Click for source.

If we can spend thousands of dollars on desert dancefloors, epic structures, rainbow lights and art cars with dancefloors inside of them (yo dawg, I herd you like dancefloors…), we can drop a couple of dollars making sure the water that we’re selling at these fundraisers, or gigs we’re associated with isn’t exploitative. What would happen if DiSORIENT, False Profit, Opulent Temple, Kostume Kult, White Ocean, Bubbles & Bass,  Robot Heart just decided to negotiate with venues to ensure water was free or a dollar? If they opened with “what do we need to do to ensure water is free/sold at cost at our fundraisers?” I’d imagine they’d get a lot more traction than if I threw up another useless petition on change.org that you wouldn’t read or sign. What would happen if Burners who owned companies took a look at how they used water? What would happen if superstar DJs who play at Burning Man every year started putting “free water” in their riders off playa? If the green room can come stocked with a dozen bottles of champagne, what would happen if it started being part of what ticket holders expected when we went to a Burning Man camp fundraiser?
10157237_1554159521463579_1240439062530930905_nYes, this would mean we’d need to make some hard choices, work to ensure that California doesn’t entirely dry out, and that we’re more conservationist than hedonistic when it comes to water usage. But maybe it catches fire (like Western parts of the USA this time of year). Maybe headliners like Bassnectar & deadmau5 start demanding it. Maybe California BM groups help make this a signature issue to solve, not to spar or win political points on. Maybe we remember that it is about Gifting & Decommodification as much as it is about Radical Self Reliance.  Who knows, maybe we remind the dance music universe that water isn’t for making money on either, and things get better for everyone. Even people who will never make it to the playa.

It’s fun to dream. Thanks for dreaming with me, for a moment anyways. Hope you’ve got your reusable water bottle within arms reach while you’re reading this. I know I do.

Video

Burning Man for Water Geeks

desal prize

I think Bloomberg Business perhaps believe too much of their own coverage, which portrays Burning Man as a contest between rival techno-billionaires trying to outdo each other with the latest innovations in art cars, blinky lights, and slavery sherpas and Mistresses of Merriment. This caused them to liken the USAID Global Development Lab’s Desal Prize competition to Black Rock City. I see desert, nerds, and solar panels, so I get the association…perhaps needs a little more nudity, drugs, and electronic music.

Still, this event sounds like a great one – and I wish there was more stuff like this at Burning Man.

Here’s the official press release from USAID:

USAID ANNOUNCES WATER DESALINATION PRIZE COMPETITION

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 21, 2014
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Agency, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands announced the launch of the Desal Prize for innovations in brackish water desalination.  The Desal Prize is part of the $32 million Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development. The U.S. Bureau for Reclamation is providing support in the design and implementation of the prize.

USAID Global Water Coordinator Christian Holmes announced the prize at a U.S. Department of State event marking World Water Day, an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of freshwater resources. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren also spoke at the event.

“Water scarcity is one of today’s most pressing development challenges, and the impact of water on all aspects of development is undeniable,” said Holmes. “We must augment traditional water supplies to satisfy future demand. We urgently need solutions to fulfill the growing need for potable water.”

While water desalination technologies currently exist, few are suitable for rural or remote areas where brackish water is abundant and there is a great need for technologies that can provide fresh water for home and farm use.  Projections indicate that by 2025, two-thirds of world’s populations could be living in severe water stress conditions.

The Desal Prize will award up to $500,000 in grand prize money to individuals or organizations that develop cost effective, energy-efficient, brackish water desalination technologies that provide safe water for drinking and agricultural use. Up to ten semifinalists will also receive seed money to test or further develop their device.

In addition to the prize launch, 83 semi-finalists were named from Securing Water for Food’s first $15 million call for innovations. Launched at the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm, Securing Water for Food aims to source, incubate, and accelerate innovative solutions to reduce water scarcity around the world. The semifinalists are working on groundbreaking water technologies and new financing products to improve water access. The finalists, who will be announced in September 2014, will receive between $100,000 and $3 million in funding and business development assistance.

To learn more about the Desal Prize, visit www.thedesalprize.org.  For more about Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development, please visit SecuringWaterforFood.org.  To stay updated on twitter, follow @SecuringWater.

CNBC has further details about the contest, as well as a story about the winning team.

We desperately need innovation in water harvesting and conservation; there are billions of dollars at stake.

 

Reserve Your Water Supply

water truck2If you travel to the desert, you’re going to need water. If you’re going for a week, you’re going to need a lot of it. At least twice as much as you would drink in Defaultia. Burning Man doesn’t provide water for you, the best they can offer you is to stand in line for an hour, buy some ice, wait for the ice to melt, and then you can drink it. You can also buy a steaming hot coffee and wait for it to cool. Alternatively, you could become one of the 10% of 5000-odd visits to the medical center each year who are treated for serious dehydration.

Despite what BMOrg tell you, it is possible to buy things when you’re at Burning Man. And one of those things is Potable water. If you know where you’ll be camping, and especially if your camp site will have 4 or more RVs, why not pre-arrange some potable water deliveries? The sparkle ponies can have showers and you can refill the bong!

McKinnies Equipment Company have been serving the Playa’s water needs for more than 10 years.

 

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