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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 206

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

The Inga Rapid on the Congo can produce 44 GW, double the power generated by the latest super Chinese complex of the Three-Gorges.  Just 44 GW can cover 40% of all Africa needs in electrical power.

The “Arab” peoples realized without a shadow of doubt that the future is bleak, if no internal reactions are contemplated:  They were experiencing direct control and hegemony of foreign powers via their long-standing dictators.  Even France and Germany reverted their positions and begged Bush Jr. to share in Iraq’s spoils.

The arrogant pronouncements of Bush Jr. of disseminating “democratic” institutions in the Greater Middle East region smacked as a blatant bogus:  The US was content supporting all dictators, oligarchic regimes, and unconstitutional monarchies in the region.

The lingering presence of US troops in Iraq and the subsequent financial and manpower losses extended a lesson to the US administration that heavy physical occupation does not generate any returns on brutal “investments”. The USA is doing the same errors in keeping troops in Syria and Iraq under the excuse of needing to share in the gas and oil future exploitation.

Simple feelings (like calmness and agitation, excitement, comfort, discomfort) are Not emotionsEmotions are brain’s predicted guesses within a context that you think come close to one of your past experiences

Syria has the #1 reserves in gas and oil, inland and on the sea. The USA will spend $billions to maintain military bases in Syria and Iraq and keep supporting various terrorists factions to destabilize Syria. At the end, USA will pay the market price for every gallon it import. US institutions are hard-wired Not to contemplate fair and just negotiations.

Why USA never demanded Israel to conduct a single referendum  on any one of major issues in the Middle-East? Like retaining the Golan Heights, Jerusalem as Capital or building Walls of Shames?

Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem on May 15 is the nastiest symbolic date for all Palestinians and nationalist “Arabs”: Date of infamy of the Nakba when State of Israel first displaced thousands of the Palestinians in 1948

Syria ambassador, Bashar Jaafari, is my hero at the UN and in the negotiations. The limpid and firm voice of the nationalist Syrian people.

Etakaterina? the next hyper-nova?

Pulsar is a neutron star rotating around itself after it exploded as a super-nova

Dans l’univer, la matiere ne se pert pas, mais les etoiles ont une limite superieur de grandeur

Dans un milliar d’annee’, le soleil sera 10 fois plus lumineux et se dilatera pour enveloper les planetes voisines



River Congo to light up Africa: Any investors?

The hydroelectric potentials of the Congo River is estimated to 110 GW, enough power to cover the needs of all Africa.

The Inga Rapid on the Congo can produce 44 GW, double the power generated by the latest super Chinese complex of the Three-Gorges.  Just 44 GW can cover 40% of all Africa needs in electrical power.

So far, only 900 MW is being produced by the obsolete generators on the sites of Inga 1 and Inga 2.

The start of Inga 3 project has been postponed until 2020 for lack of funding.  The modernization of the generators and equipments of Inga 1 and 2 requires $450 million and the IMF phased out the funding till 2016 because it could not “find” the necessary funding!

In Africa of one billion in population, the average individual is allocated enough electricity to turn on a light bulb for three hours a day. The 48 States in the Sub-Sahara generate 68 GW, an amount that Spain generates alone.

In Africa, 500 million own a cellular phone while 700 million lack electricity.

Compared to other developing States, the sub-Sahara States have the highest costs for electricity ($0.45 per kWh compared to less than $o.1); for water ($6.5 per m3 compared to $0.1); and for transport of merchandize ($0.15 per ton/km compared to less than $0.05)

The only investment in Africa are directed to highways, ports, airports, pipelines, and all kinds of infrastructure designed to facilitating the organized transport, export, and flow of raw materials exploited by multinational companies.

For example, BHP Billiton, the number one world group for mining raw materials, was willing to invest $7 billion on generating 2.5 GW on Inga 3, simply because the company needed 2 GW for its aluminum complex in the Lower-Congo province.

The Chinese State companies signed the deal of the century with the Congo State in 2007:  Basically, it is a barter deal of exploiting raw materials in exchange of constructing infrastructure that will support the flow of the raw materials produced and exported to China.




December 2022

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