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Rare Earth Mine Reopens - Triumph For Common Sense
by Ian R Thorpe.

Politicians and the science community rave about how carbon is destroying the planet. But what's the truth about how clean green energy will be. Rare earth metals used in digital devices, electric car batteries, wind turbines and many other processes that are being promoted as necessary to restart the global economy. Mining and refining the ores is a huge pollutant but new mining licences are being granted ever so quietly. This article tells why we need rare earth metals in spite of the environmentalists whines.

Rare Earth Mine Reopens - Triumph For Common Sense
by Ian R Thorpe.
2010-12-29
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KEYWORDS: rare, earth, rare earth, metal, ore, oxide, mine, mining, technology, electronics, electric, car, batteries, wind, turbines, hard drives, cellphones, phones, economy, economic, metallic, chemical, elements

At remote, secret location somewhere in the badlands of the Mojave Desert there is activity once more around a long abandoned mine. The location is a not too well guarded secret. There are no sensitive military operations going on and nothing that could easily be stolen. The owners probably just don't want tourists and rubberneckers hanging around. It sounds like the beginning of a script for a Hollywood movie with Brad Pitt or Matt Damon pencilled in as male lead. This is real life however

Many people hope the mine might be the key to America's turning around the trend of the past two decades and starting reduce the dependence of its high tech industries, which once led the world, on foreign suppliers. This trend has been the main factor driving China's technological domination of the past decade.

At the bottom of the vast pit, under a pool of bright emerald-green water lies a rare earth, a seam of ores the names of which are not well known to the general public but which are the essential raw materials of many hi-tech industries on which, we are led to believe, the economic recovery of the western nations depends.

Green Lake, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. The water is rich in rare earth metals and similar to the water at the Mojave Desert mine (which I don't have pictures of) The mine is the largest rare earth outside China and contains many deposits belonging to a group of rare metallic chemical elements with consecutive atomic numbers of 57 to 71 inclusive (rare earth elements) These include Cerium (Ce) Dysprosium (Dy) Erbium (Er) Gadolinium (Gd) Lanthanum (La), with the atomic number 57 the first in the group and thus the element from which the collective name The Lanthranum series is derived and lutetium (Lu) As I said they are not names that often crop up in everyday conversation.

Such elements and the others in the series between atomic weights 57 and 71 are used in processes deemed vital for the future economic security of the west. Lanthanum is essential for batteries used in electric and hybrid cars, neodymium is vital to the alloys that make permanent magnets for wind turbines, especially the kind of turbines suitable for offshore wind farms. Europium is a component of energy efficient lighting equipment.

When the special conductivity properties of rare earth metals was first identified in the 1930s these metals were truly rare. There were few known locations where they could be found and isolating them from other materials (often copper oxides) that are found in the same locations was a difficult, expensive and time consuming task. Many more workable deposits have now been identified and some industry analysts say "rare earths" are no longer truly rare. Rareness is a very relative quality however and though we are aware of far greater stocks while refining processes have been greatly simplified, demand has grown much more quickly than output.

Such is the anxiety of technology corporations about the security of their supplies a new industry in reclaiming materials in the Lanthranum series has sprung up. Hitachi recently started a new division to recover rare earths from hard drives and other materials, others, General Electric among them, are urgently trying to diversify the sources of rare earths they rely on. There is another problem however. It is unclear whether western nations still have the expertise to manage the process of turning raw minerals into usable clean hi - tech components.

So why was the mine shut down eight years ago if it is so important? And why were the hi - tech skills allowed to migrate to Asia. Two reasons as far as anyone knows, firstly it was because of pressure from environmentalists; the business of mining the ore and extracting the rare elements from it is incredibly carbon intensive and dirty; secondly it represented an understanding in the board rooms of global corporations that the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe could no longer compete with China as industrial nations. Again this was partly due to pressure from the green lobby. Rare earths are extracted through opencast mining and the refining process generates carbon emissions, toxic metal waste and radioactive waste. According to environmentalists the Mojave desert is an environmentally sensitive area. I am not disputing that, simply pointing out the Catch 22 situation the green movement has put western governments in.

Now things have changed and the owners of the mine have won final approval to resume mining operations. If things go to plan the mine will be in production soon. "We will probably never be the largest rare earth mine in the world again but we do think we will be a very significant supplier," Mark Smith, chief executive of owners Molycorp Minerals told media representatives during a press day at the site.

Rather perversely one might think, the Obama administration, the greenest administration American will now never have, cannot wait for the mine to begin shipping out rare elements. Every pound of metallic oxide processed and packaged by the mine is a few hundred dollars less on the monthly public deficit, toxic and radio active waste be damned.. A US department of energy report warned on 15 December that without mines such as this America risks losing its lead in a host of technologies, from smart phones to electric car batteries to wind turbines, because of a virtual Chinese monopoly on the rare earth metals essential to their production. Whether the U.S. actually ever had the lead in these technologies is debatable (Finland and Sweden through Nokia and Eriksson led in cellphone technology and Apple's gadgets are mot manufactured in the USA) but the department has a strong point.

China controls 97% of current global rare earth metals production partly because large deposits exist under Chinese territory, partly because of Beijing's rapidly increasing influence in Africa, South America and South East Asia and partly because environmental activists in the western nations have inhibited democratic governments from granting operator licences to producers. Such total domination of a strategic resource became impossible to ignore in October when China cut exports of rare earth elements by more than 70% over the previous year, disrupting manufacturing in Japan, Europe and the USA. Prices of many of the 17 rare earth elements rose by 40% or more. Geological surveys estimate that China actually has 37% of the total rare earth resources under its bedrock. A specific source, The British Geological Survey (BGS) in a report on the elements published this year estimates that besides China's reserves the former Soviet bloc has around 19m tonnes and the US 13m, with other large deposits held by Australia, Canada, India, Brazil, southern and eastern Africa and Malaysia. Deposits are thought to exist in Greenland and Antarctica.

Molycorp say they have been lobbying for two years to get the Nevada mine reopened. Washington is eager to cooperate now. Why? Because one consequence of the Chinese ability to hold a 44 Magnum to America's head has been the decision that Beijing would no longer accept payment of interest due on its holdings of US Treasury bonds in cash. The Chinese wanted gold. US gold reserves were low which meant the Fed had to buy gold in the international markets. And guess who was selling gold, which nation had big enough stocks of the yellow stuff they could exploit the sellers market by driving the price up? ................. Well done, but you don't get a prize.

Experts predict global demand for rare earths will reach 205,000 tonnes by 2015. So long as China holds a virtual monopoly in the commodities they will control the market and dictate the price. The likely consequences of that became clear in autumn when the Chinese began tightening export quotas exports of rare earth minerals.

"If we don't get alternative supplies up and running we are going to have this supply gap and it is going to cause a lot of issues," said Mark Smith when he met the media.

There has been speculation that China is trying to use its control over the supply lines for political advantage. A number of experts however see China trying to get greater control over an expensive, dirty and dangerous mining process, and to get more companies to set up shop inside its borders. A report from industry analysts Technology Metal Research suggests China's activities are not driven by hostility but by a rapidly expanding domestic market which can only be supplied if exports of essential materials are limited.

Thus it is clear the west must either decide to sit back and let the developing nation overtake us not just in terms of national economics but also in personal wealth and living standards or we, and that 'we' really means USA, Canada and Australia as the nations that are sitting on reserves and can wield political clout, must be willing to ignore the waily, gnashy - teethy noises of the greensand 'liberals' and start extracting the materials industry needs from deposits that are not currently being exploited.

By mid-2012, Molycorp aims to be producing a total of 20,000 tonnes a year of nine of the 17 rare earths, about 25% of what the west west imports from China. Press releases suggest the company might increase production to 40,000 tonnes within two years of the mine going into production. So far, according to Molycorp press releases the company has exposed only 50 acres of the 2,000 acre site.

But even production on that scale and the hole it makes in the Mojave Desert may not be enough to get us out of the supply / demand hole so to speak. To guarantee the supply of metals needed to move to a 'clean' energy economy: lanthanum for electric car batteries, neodymium for wind turbines, europium for low energy lighting etc. would need seven mines the size of Molycorp's. Just to meet the demand for wind turbines would mean no neodymium for motors or any other applications, according to Jim Hedrick, who until last year was the rare earth expert at the US Geological Survey. There is a demand for 10 or 20 mines through the world to meet all the different demands for these products according to industry experts.

The question facing western voters then is do we continue to listen to the wailing and gnashing of teeth from those control freaks who call themselves liberals but are not so much keen to achieve 'the greatest good of the greatest number' as to be seen to be kind, caring people. Shutting down western industry will not help the poor either in the developed nations or the third world, in fact it will harm them. A tightening of purse strings in western homes will mean shoppers cut out exotic foods and buy budget brands instead of fair trade products. Imposing punitive taxes on the rich will not raise any revenue if the sources of income on which the rich rely for their wealth are cut off. And will the people in the middle be thankful if they are persuaded to sacrifice their prosperity for the sake of the planet only to find the planet will not be saved because the polluting industries along with western prosperity have simply moved east.

It is time for objectivity and realism. Opening the Mojave Desert mine will make the gun being held to our heads look slightly more like a .38 than a .44. If we keep moving in the right direction it will eventually be reduced to a peashooter. We can all play our part if we get used to paying a little more for goods manufactured in the west so the costs of cleaning up the mess industry make can be covered, if we demand a little less and make things last longer and if we learn to appreciate what nature gives us.

Alternatively we can cull about a half of the population and in one painful lurch return to a pre - industrial lifestyle. Well, which is it to be?

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American physicists believe that they have discovered a strange state of matter entirely new to science. uSch unintentional breakthroughs never seem to happen anymore. Western university-industrial complexes are burdened with paperwork, and huge resources are devoted to ethical and health and safety requirements. These modern innovations have their benefits, of course, but they do have a major downside ...

Via TruePublica.org, 26 February, 2010

Google (corporate motto: don't be Evil, that's our job,)is planning a move that will force ir's British its British users to agree that their accounts be moved out of the regulatory jurisdiction of European Union privacy regulators, instead placing them under US jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed on 19 February. The move is intended to prevent the UK government from acting to protect UK internet users' data after the nation separates from the EU at the end of 2020.

A deadly sickness is sweeping across Ethiopia – and no one knows how or why it came to be

For most of this month the news has been full of the coronavirus outbreak in China, and the possibility this will turn into a pandemic like the Spanish flu' outbreak in 1919 which killed millions of people worldwide. First we need to allay freas spread by scaremongering propaganda aimed at diverting public scrutiny for several very unpleasant and undemocratic agendas currently being implemented by the ruling elites ...

VW Audi Suspends Electric Vehicle Production Due To Battery Shortage
Today in “news that affects all electric vehicle manufacturers”, Audi has announced that it has suspended production of its e-Tron electric SUV effective February 20 and won’t resume untilfurther notice. The suspension has been a resolve of “resolving production issues”, which are mainly attributed to bottlenecks in battery supply, according to Business Insider.

Worst polluting coal and wood fires banned in fight to cut emissions
Domestic coal and certain types of wood are to be banned from sale from next year in a bid to cut air pollution, ministers will announce on Friday.

Macron Vows to Fight ‘Islamist Separatism’ with New Reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron has declared his government will fight against “Islamist separatism” with reforms including ending residency for foreign imams.


Switzerland’s environmental agency announces national moratorium on 5G
This blog has warned about the health risks of 5G wireless technology before, almost from the moment it was announced people who understand this technology (and two out of the three of us do,) have been saying that while there is always a risk from electro – magnetic radiation, with earlier technologis it was easily manageable if a loittle common sense was deployed. The exponentially higher intensity of 5G frequencies however, takes the health risks to humans to a whole different level.

Criminal damage in Cambridge reveals the police soft peddaling on Extinction Rebellion crimes Nobody is allowed to walk on the grass outside Trinity College Cambridge. I suppose an exception might be made if you were a 365-year-old don who once lolled under the famous apple tree with Sir Isaac Newton (probably a couple of those old fellows still holed up in the port cellar).

Otherwise, set one foot on that sacred turf and you will soon find yourself experiencing the full force of Newtonian gravity; rugby-tackled to the ground by a puce-faced porter in a bowler hat.

Germany's ruling party split over how to respond to AfD
Germany's Christian Democrat party (CDU) is as deeply divided as Britain's Labour Party over how to respond to the upsurge of nationalism. Facing a serious challenge from the nationalist (but not far right please, they are not that,) Alternative for Germany party (AFD) the CDU seems pitifully unprepared for departure of the Chancellor Merkel at a point when Germany its facing most serious political and economic crisis for decades.

Afer EU Engineered Hiatus Italy Heading For New Elections?
Matteo Salvini's Lega are by far the most popular political party in Italy and have been for some time, only a stitch up engineered by the Brussels bureaucracy has kept them out of power. But Brussels determination to prevent any Eurosceptic party becoming part of a governing coalition in any member state reveals the true, authoritarian nature of the European Union.

Sweden dystopia omnibusSwedish Communist Party: The Left Has Abandoned the Working Class For Migrants & LGBT issues
Are the left getting it at last? Is the message sinking in that the grass roots movements have been infiltrated and hijacked by middle class intellectuals. Are they starting to realise that the obsession with identity politics has supplanted income inequality, housing availability, jobs and the cost of living ... ?

Is the World Health Organization involved in biological warfare research?
Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law, talked in a recent interview with about the Wuhan coronavirus now sweeping through the far east, laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the genetically modified virus appears to have originated, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) clandestine involvement in biological warfare research ...Continue reading

13-year-old fights school policy allowing ‘trans girls’ into girls’ changing room February 7, 2020 (Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews) – A 13-year-old UK girl is taking her local council to court after it issued guidance that would allow boys who identify as “transgender girls” to access girls’ bathrooms, changing rooms, and dormitory rooms on student trips.
The guidance was issued last year as part of the Oxfordshire County Council’s “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for School 2019” project.

RACIST BRITAIN: ‘Black Studies’ Professor Says British Empire Was Worse Than Nazi GermanyBritain’s first professor of “Black Studies”, (yes you can get a Mickey Mouse degree from Toytown University in Black Studies,) who is aquiring quite a reputation for uttering ‘hate speech’ against Britain and white people in general, has now opined the British Empire did “far more harm” than Hitler’s Germany, and branded “whiteness” a “... Continue reading”.

Big Pharma billionaire charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors
Not long ago it would have been inconceivable that one day a Big Pharma company founder and owner would be arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that is exactly what happened a few days ago. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients ...

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified BioweaponFor the past two weeks mainstream media reporting of the epidemic of a new strain of coronavirus in China has been getting more and more hysterical. However, reports have pushed back against one "conspiracy theory" about the origins of the virus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in the central China city of Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe).

Corona Virus: Should We Worry
The official data coming out of China and from other sources including the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to suggest an exponential growth rate. With more and more infectious disease experts are now openly calling the virus a full-blown global pandemic, many people are asking should we in the west be worried and how bad might things get?

The Islamic Republic Of France
France’s left-wing elite are accused of cowardice for failing to support 16-year-old girl facing death threats after she insulted Islam online, the ruling class have been also accused of cowardice for failing to support a 16-year-old girl who has faced death threats after she allegedly insulted Islam online.

Clinton Kill List To Determine Who Will Be US 2020 Presidential Candidate?
And then, in accordance with Murphy’s law, which states just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do, Hillary Clinton has emerged, having found what she obviously thinks is a sure – fire route to the presidency, to offer her services as vice presidential candidate to whoever wins the nomination. And just to show how far The Democrats are removed from reality, many leading figures in the party and the left leaning media think it’s a good idea.

January 2020

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified Bioweapon
The theory that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan before it somehow escaped could be an attempt by the establishment (the Davosocracy,) to spread fear and panic as they see resurgent nationalism across the developed world and growing scepticism about

Italy most likely member to quit the EU and demand independence after Brexit -shock poll 23:01 (11 pm) 31 January, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union.

Throughout the day, the last on which the UK will be a member of the European Union, more than 7,000 people took part in an online, and completely meaningless except as a gesture, poll which asked which nation they thought would be next to leave the 27 member bloc ...

US Democratic Party Orders Google To Spread Globalist Propaganda
The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has demanded, in a letter to Google CEO Sudar Pichai that the Internet Search giant demonetize climate skeptics, and provide 'education' to millions of people who have been exposed to “dangerous misinformation”. Key actions demanded of Google by The Democrats are:

Time is NOT real: Physicists show EVERYTHING happens at the same time

The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW. That is the theory according to a group of esteemed physicists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries.
Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws of physics to state that it should move in the forward direction that we know. The laws of physics are symmetric ultimately meaning that time could have easily moved in a backward direction as it does forward. Indeed some adherents to the ‘big crunch’ theory say time WILL run backwards when the universe stops expanding and starts contracting back in on itself.

The BBC is panicking at the public’s rejection of its arrogant Left-liberal worldview
This is nearly over – this weird disconnect between what most of us understand as reality and the world as seen through the eyes of an all pervasive Authority that was apparently appointed (although we never knew by whom) to establish the limits of public discourse. The crisis of confidence at the BBC – and make no mistake, it is a full blown, all alarm bells ringing, catastrophic crisis ...

The grooming gang cover-up is Britain’s real racism scandal

Forget pathetic 'Princess Pushy' Megan Markle petulantly playing the race card when she found life in the goldfish bowl occupied by Britain's Royal Family was not to her liking, the grooming gang cover up is Britain's racist scandal - and it is far worse than the trivialities that get American libtards screaming about "White Privilege ..."

John McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking ChargesJohn McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Charges


Speaking at a human trafficking event in Florida, McCain revealed that her family was quite familiar with Epstein’s wrongdoings as one girl from her daughter’s high school was actually among the financier’s underage victims, then suddenly acknowledging that she “knew” about his crimes.
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French Intellectual Jailed for Calling Mass Immigration an “Invasion”
French intellectual Renaud Camus (above) has been conditionally sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for arguing that mass immigration in Europe represents an “invasion.” Summit.news reports: The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”

“Hard” Of Hearing? PornHub Being Sued By Deaf Man For Lack Of Subtitles
We read today that sex supermaket site PornHub is being sued by Yaroslav Suris, who has filed a lawsuit claiming that its lack of PornHub’s lack of subtitles for the hard of hearing is discriminatory. Suris’ bone of contention is that the website violates his rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to showbiz gossip site TMZ, which broke the story ...

Quitaly Back On As Salvini Prepares To Take On The EU
While the bureaucraps of Brussels were still congratuating themselves on forcing Matteo Salvini’s Lega party out of Italy’s governernment, mainstream media barely bothered to cover the news that Lega won the state elections in Umbria towards the end of October 2019. Thus the story that should have had Europhiles like Emmanuel Macron and Guy Verhofshit crapping themselves was barely noticed.

Police Failed To Act Against Muslim Grooming Gang Due To Fears Over "Community Tensions" A new report based on the evidence of former Grester Manchester Police Detective Constable Maggie Oliver acknowledges that the force failed to stop dozens of girls being groomed and sexually exploited by a network of Pakistani men despite being fully aware of what was happening due to fears over creating “community tensions.” The report notes that the instruction to avoid prosecuting came "right from the top ..."

Asian grooming gang given free pass to rape; police officers told ‘find other ethnicities’ to investigate – detective.
A report published today, authored by child protection specialist Malcolm Newsam CBE and former senior police officer Gary Ridgway, comes following the reopening of an investigation into the death of 15-year-old Victoria Agoglia, who – after years of abuse and days after she was injected with heroin by a 50-year-old man – died in hospital of an overdose in 2003.

Greta Thunberg Slams Australia for Coal Industry, Expands List of Climate Demands
Little Greta Thunberg, who was elected by nobody apparently now speaks for us all on matters relating to climate change. The Swedish climate change hustler who is making a fortune for her handlers from donations to her campaign, again castigated Australia for continuing to mine and export coal despite her previous complaints, adding a call for an end worldwide to the actibity to her list of climate demands to be delivered at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos ...

Macron Digs In Against The General Strike, But Could It Finish Him?
As the French braces itself for the latest wave of protests and strikes across the country, as attitudes harden against President Emmanuel Macron's pension and retirement system reforms. Karel Vereycken, vice-president of France's Solidarity and Progress Party, has given his version what's behind the recent wave of strikes and why Macron's efforts to calm the situation down are backfiring.