There's a wonderful scene in the 1980s science fiction film Back to the Future which captures the flavor of today's story that was shared by B.H. In the movie, Marty McFly, played by actor Michael J. Fox, is able to travel back in time to the 1950s using a Delorean car (for those of you who remember that little scandal), which had been modified by his friend Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) with a gizmo that permitted time travel. All one had to do to power the gizmo was have enough plutonium. Beyond a nostalgic glance at 1950s America when 'gas stations' were still 'service stations' and when one could get a real malt - not just a milkshake - in a malt shop, the final scene of the movie as Doc Brown returning to the 1980s from his trip to the future. Being in something of a hurry to return to the future with Marty (and his girlfriend) to avert a temporal disaster, Brown requests a bunch of garbage from Marty, because he needs power for the car to return to the future. No more plutonium needed, just common garbage. Having received the garbage, he crams it into another gizmo now fit to the car, a white plastic "coffee maker" type of contraption - an obvious commercial product purchased in some future outlet store - which was stamped with the brand name "Mr. Fusion," an obvious send-up of the popular 1980s coffee-maker, "Mr. Coffee."

That little stroll around Harvey's Barn brings us to the subject of today's blog, an article from January of this year, that was spotted by B.H., and if one really ponders its implications, its a whopper doozie:

New technique turns junk into valuable graphene

Now, you'll note I had some difficulty "filing" today's story, on the one hand it has to do with "space" as we shall see, and hence I thought "cosmic war" would be appropriate, but it also has some pretty hefty "geoengineering" implications as well.

Scientists at Rice university  have discovered a way to make graphene quite literally from garbage, and what's more, it's a method much cheaper, and simpler, to make the expensive material, which, as the article notes, currently prices out at between 67,000 and 200,000 dollars per ton. Granted, it's not exactly the price of gold, but then again, for the uses imagined for graphene, you're not going to be dealing in mere ounces. So what's the process, and why is it a big deal?

Despite its high utility, graphene isn't a part of our everyday lives yet. Part of the reason why is because of its prohibitive cost. Graphene is difficult to produce in bulk, with "the present commercial price of graphene being $67,000 to $200,000 per ton," said Tour. Common techniques include exfoliation, in which sheets of graphene are stripped away from graphite, or chemical vapor deposition, in which methane (CH4) is vaporized in the presence of a copper substrate that grabs the methane's carbon atoms, arranging them as graphene.

The new technique, called flash Joule heating, is far simpler, cheaper, and doesn't rely on any hazardous solvents or chemical additives. Simply put, a carbon-based material is exposed to a 2,760°C (5,000°F) heat for just 10 milliseconds. This breaks every chemical bond in the input material. All atoms aside from carbon turn into gas, which escape in this proof-of-concept device but could be captured in industrial applications. The carbon, however, reassembles itself as flakes of graphene.

What's more, this technique produces so-called turbostatic graphene. Other processes produce what's known as A-B stacked graphene, in which half of the atoms in one sheet of graphene lie over the atoms of another sheet of graphene. This results in a tighter bond between the two sheets, making them harder to separate. Turbostatic graphene has no such order between sheets, so they're easier to remove from one another.

But why is that a big deal? For one thing, it would have an enormous environmental impact:

The most obvious use case for what the researchers have termed "flash graphene" is to use these graphene flakes as a component in concrete. "By strengthening concrete with graphene," said Tour, "we could use less concrete for building, and it would cost less to manufacture and less to transport. Essentially, we're trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane that waste food would have emitted in landfills. We are converting those carbons into graphene and adding that graphene to concrete, thereby lowering the amount of carbon dioxide generated in concrete manufacture. It's a win-win environmental scenario using graphene."

Additionally, one can imagine that landfills could actually become a kind of "graphene mine" for recycled garbage. And for those really paying attention, the idea of burning material to make graphene which could be put into concrete sounds oddly like some of the stories surrounding the Tower of Babel, where the bricks for the tower had to be "thoroughly burned" for use in the Tower. In other words, we're looking, not at Back to the Future's "Mr. Fusion," but at something very much like it, "Mr. Graphene."

But there's something else lurking in all this garbage, and that's space, believe it or not. For a little over a century, ever since Russian space pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky first proposed the idea, scientists and engineers have toyed with the idea of "getting up there" not by riding a rocket, but by riding an elevator. Of course, the benefit of an elevator is that over the long run, it would be cheaper than rockets, and one could use them to carry stuff up there and assemble it into large space-born structures. The problem is, the elevator would have to be made of some pretty light, and incredibly strong, material to work. diamond nanotubes, carbon nanotubes, or graphene:

How does a space elevator work?

Now, there's a "teensy weensy" problem here that we'll get back to, but for the moment, I want to focus your attention on this idea of a space elevator. Think of it as a kind of "tower reaching unto heaven". Indeed, if one looks at the Wikipedia entry for "space elevator" (Wikipedia space elevator) we find this:

A space elevator is a proposed type of planet-to-space transportation system.[1] The main component would be a cable (also called a tether) anchored to the surface and extending into space. The design would permit vehicles to travel along the cable from a planetary surface, such as the Earth's, directly into space or orbit, without the use of large rockets. An Earth-based space elevator would consist of a cable with one end attached to the surface near the equator and the other end in space beyond geostationary orbit (35,786 km altitude). The competing forces of gravity, which is stronger at the lower end, and the outward/upward centrifugal force, which is stronger at the upper end, would result in the cable being held up, under tension, and stationary over a single position on Earth. With the tether deployed, climbers could repeatedly climb the tether to space by mechanical means, releasing their cargo to orbit. Climbers could also descend the tether to return cargo to the surface from orbit.[2]

The concept of a tower reaching geosynchronous orbit was first published in 1895 by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.[3] His proposal was for a free-standing tower reaching from the surface of Earth to the height of geostationary orbit. Like all buildings, Tsiolkovsky's structure would be under compression, supporting its weight from below. Since 1959, most ideas for space elevators have focused on purely tensile structures, with the weight of the system held up from above by centrifugal forces. In the tensile concepts, a space tether reaches from a large mass (the counterweight) beyond geostationary orbit to the ground. This structure is held in tension between Earth and the counterweight like an upside-down plumb bob.

To construct a space elevator on Earth, the cable material would need to be both stronger and lighter (have greater specific strength) than any known material. Development of new materials that meet the demanding specific strength requirement must happen before designs can progress beyond discussion stage. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been identified as possibly being able to meet the specific strength requirements for an Earth space elevator.[2][4] Other materials considered have been boron nitride nanotubes, and diamond nanothreads, which were first constructed in 2014. (Italicized emphasis added)

If you're thinking "Gee, this sounds awfully familiar," it should, because as I recall the last time humanity attempted to build such a tower, it didn't turn out too well. In fact, as I recall, it ended up creating a babbling gaggle of confusion as we ended up speaking a multitude of languages instead of just one. In fact, there may even be a sort of high octane speculation why, which takes us back to that article "How does a space elevator work" which is linked above.

In that article, notice the "little" statement:

Graphene is a fantastic 2D material. It is 200 times stronger than steel, transparent, flexible and conducts electricity better than copper. However, graphene can only be made commercially in little bits with the current technology. (Italicized emphasis added)

Well, maybe it used to be made "commercially in little bits," but the Rice university discovery may end up changing all of that. But before you ride that elevator to the top of the Tower, you might want to consider the electrical conductivity of graphene for a moment, and another movie, and a failed experiment on the space shuttle. That failed experiment was the space shuttle "thether experiment," remember that one? (Qv The Space Tether Experiment) The idea was simple:

  • The space tether experiment, a joint venture of the US and Italy, called for a scientific payload--a large, spherical satellite--to be deployed from the US space shuttle at the end of a conducting cable20 km (12.5 miles) long. The idea was to let the shuttle drag the tether across the Earth's magnetic field, producing one part of a dynamo circuit. The return current, from the shuttle to the payload, would flow in the Earth's ionosphere, which also conducted electricity, even though not as well as the wire.

One purpose of such a set-up might be to produce electric power, generating current to run equipment aboard the space shuttle. That electric comes at a price: it is taken away from the motion energy ("kinetic energy") of the shuttle, since the magnetic force on the tether opposes the motion and slows it down. In principle, it should also be possible to reverse this process: a future space station could use solar cells to produce an electric current, which would be pumped into the tether in the opposite direction, so that the magnetic force would boost the orbital motion and would raise the orbit to a higher altitude.

The first attempt at the tether experiment ended prematurely when problems arose with the deploying mechanism, but the one on February 25, 1996, began as planned, unrolling mile after mile of tether while the observed dynamo current grew at the predicted rate. The deployment was almost complete when the unexpected happened: the tether suddenly broke and its end whipped away into space in great wavy wiggles. The satellite payload at the far end of the tether remained linked by radio and was tracked for a while, but the tether experiment itself was over.

It took a considerable amount of detective work to figure out what had happened. Back on Earth the frayed end of the tether aboard the space shuttle was examined, and pieces of the cable were tested in a vacuum chamber. The nature of the break suggested it was not caused by excessive tension, but rather that an electric current had melted the tether.

Or to put it country simple, the vast amount of particles and radiation from the Sun generated an enormous electrical current in the tether, which melted and snapped. And anyone with a basic grade-school level of physics could have predicted the result. Now imagine an electrically conductive tether from up there, grounded on the Earth itself and...

...well, you get the idea. It might so zap the planet that the entire magneto-electric ecosphere of the planet could be effected in a variety of very unpleasant ways. Think of it as a massive lighting rod.

Or think of that wonderful John Candy-Dan Aykroyd comedy, The Great Outdoors. In that movie, Candy and Aykroyd encounter a man in a bar, whose speech is a stuttering scramble of barely understandable conversation as the man shakes and quivers, and tries to explain why he has such difficulty talking: he was struck by lightning 66 times.

But, as the above-linked article "How does a space elevator work?", scientists and technicians are following the development of materials science closely, looking for any promising material which which to construct that all important tether. I look in vain, however, for any signs of how they plan to handle that electrical conductivity problem, or perhaps that's not a concern at all, and the real intention is to "zap the Earth."

In which case, we may end up like the man at the bar in The Great Outdoors.

Just a thought, a little high octane speculation.

That's all.

Have a nice day.

See you on the flip side...





  1. Also noted that the wiggle of that broken tether was a prototypical pattern in electrical engineering parlance. It’s what plasma does in a current. If they were (or have since become) smart, they’d build that pattern into whatever structures they try (or have tried) again.

  2. These comments were wonderful for a kindergartener like me to read….in future everyone MUST be required to have a sense of humor about themselves and about life. Thank goodness one response mentioned the “other space program” which as I understand it has already left the building…I do hope those folks have a sense of humor….

    1. Guinevere,
      Kindergartener is a perfect metaphor.
      When I was in line w/others to get temperature checked before entrance granted, I remarked, “These arrows on the floor with place holders; it’s like they’ve purposely placed us all back in covid19[pause for effect]84 Kindergartener refresher courses.[laughter in crowd] Is this beginning of “our” [flash quotes in the air] NWO education?
      Needless to say I wore w/no gloves, nor mask.
      My wife stopped me from further comments.
      She believes all this nonsense.
      We’re total opposites.
      It’s never ending war/peace.

      1. Might she be able to grock a couple videos?
        Willy G.’s Dystopian Future
        The HighWire with Del Bigtree DEADLY DOSES
        corbett report
        Who’s Hand Is Behind The Antifa Coup – Same Hand As Four Years Ago George Webb
        The CHAOS will escalate

  3. Hmmmmm…… We already have “Jump Rooms”, why the need for elevators? Arthur Neuman spoke publicly in Spain at a Conf. of having been to Mars.

    Bob Dean’ s friend walked into an “elevator” in some building in the SW & when the door opened, he was in Pine Gap, Australia!!!

    We are already “traveling among the stars”….it’s just that we “normies” know nothing much about the Breakaway Civilizations & we have been kept in the dark, paying for it but not allowed to “know”!!!

    The Tower of Babel Moment kind of “proves” that the “God” of the O.T. was not The Source of All Creator, doesn’t it??? Why would the Source of All be afraid of its own creation??

    To me, the word “elohim” means “the gods”. To The Christian Establishment, it means Father, Son & Holy Spirit! I wonder which interpretation is correct…..this coming from a Baptist minister’s daughter!! 😉

    Second question…..Why do we not take into consideration ALL of the Ancient Writings from ALL the different cultures to get a better picture of our past??? Maybe it is true that we each create our own “reality”.

    Nice to be able to have all our “realities” interconnecting here so we can compare “notes”!!

    1. LLD: “Why do we not take into consideration ALL of the Ancient Writings from ALL the different cultures to get a better picture of our past?”

      Ancient Hindu epics are among those ‘dissed’ by western cultures. They can only be myths, not history. Nevertheless, modern Hindus are more ‘up-to-speed’ about the real world than anyone outside of the Breakaway Civilization…

      1. I often wonder about the arrogance of the European Conquerors…..why the need to burn & destroy native cultures???

        Dissing the works of past civilizations does seem to me to be very arrogant. Finally, today we are starting to see the amazing, jaw-dropping buildings that exist in India & the Islands.

        And what of The Mud Flood??? Pictures are surfacing that clearly show the first floor of some magnificent buildings were covered in mud!! There seems to be parts of our history that we know nothing about!!

        Our entire mentality has been made to fit within a Biblical Framework; even some of our scientists have felt the need to explain their findings within that framework, when it clearly does not fit!! (Don’t ask me for specific examples, it is an impression I was left with as I began watching videos about 5 years ago, trying to “catch up” in my much neglected “education”!!)

  4. “The Space Tether Experiment,” although a failure from snapping at the “right place,” as one commenter during that mission put it, yielded some unexpected visuals before NASA shunted any further unfiltered downloads space program enthusiasts might be interested. NASA still doesn’t want to talk about them. That tether later straightened out, all 12 + miles of it, becoming sort of a measuring rod in space for, . . . well, . . . things, some very sizeable things, moving beyond it as if under it if one used that frame of reference for measuring.

    The icy cold of space is not so cold when a current is conducted by a large celestial mass generating a magnetic field in the right direction or crossing fields of another magnetic field force. Perhaps they were interested in conducting an experiment in that hypothesized region between Earth and Sol sometimes referred to as connection/re-connection of magnetic fields between the two celestial masses that generate magnetic fields.

    Interesting that that STS-75 Mission remains highly edited. Not unlike several others over the years. Used to have a large collection of mission video cassette tapes (VHS), patches, and mission reports – Gave them to an aspiring young astronaut dreamer. Kept a few Apollo and NASA patches.

    All for converting landfills into re-usable materials. There are heaps of it growing.

  5. Simpler, cheaper, cleaner flash Joule heating? Well, there’s one carbon-based thing walking around this planet that I hope they don’t use it on!

  6. But there always the question was that shuttle experiment a failure. Or was the failure part of NASA’s ongoing dog and pony show. The making of graphene from garbage especially plastic would solve that problem but do our masters really want that problem solved.

    1. Marcos, the shuttle radar experiment released some interesting sub-surface images. The key is that radar will penetrate dry surfaces quite far; conversely, water-saturated surfaces will block the waves. I remember one publicly-released radar-image which showed north-central Africa. Since that area is bone dry, it reached far into the sands. It ‘exposed’ quite a few ancient river valleys and tributaries, now sand-filled. I remember looking at one place where two largish ex-rivers merged, and thinking that would be a good place to build a city. I wonder if there is a black-ops force out in the middle of that desert, removing sand…

      1. You can bet anything goshawk if there is something in the Sahara our elites have been there and found it. And they not telling us and they used our money to find it.

  7. No one denies the potential graphene brings to the table. It appears to be a material that will find many uses while helping us clean up the environment at the same time. But as a space elevator? With all due respect to the scientists who initially proposed the idea, I think this one needs some serious experimentation before attempting. I’m all for interesting ideas, but not all interesting ideas are actually good ones. For example, in the world of interesting ideas Jonestown in Guyana might have been one on paper, but no one believes for a minute the idea was a good one now–or then. Those who knew Jim Jones didn’t think this would end well. History sided with them. Not only do some interesting ides turn out to be expensive, they tend to bite you in your posterior. Add weaponization potential, black magic and some social engineering this interesting idea of a tethered space elevator becomes bad real quickly!

    1. In one of the latest versions of that event that I gradually drilled down to, Jim Jones was involved and not in the way the public was told. It was a massive kidnapping and mkultra experiment where Jolly West and others (including the likes of Charlie Manson) were involved in drugging beyond repair lots o poor folk from Haight Ashbury off the streets and flying them down to the jungle. After extended period of forced drugging, the op was rolled up with mercs and Guyana military hunting down every one. Then leaving them out to rot beyond recognition. Nasty episode. One of the larger scale mkultra projects of their day.

      1. ZDB, I have heard a variation of this story. IMHO there is no question the Jones Affair was an mkUltra project. John Judge discovered Jim Jones was deeply connected to the CIA, mkUltra, voodoo, secret funding from the Rockefeller Institute, and a possible link to the brother of Hiljmar Schact through Dallas. Whatever version of the story is true, it was a grisly and horrific affair. This is biggest reason why I used this as an example. It might have been an “interesting idea” on paper but it was definitely a bad idea. You can bet the lessons learned were not shelved. As stories go the official version leaks so badly no one wants to remember it.

      2. Zen, another interesting connection to the Jones debacle was a Black Hebrew by the name of Hill, the best I remember, who had an underling named Chenault that was involved in killing MLKs mother during church. No coincidences. db

  8. The Tower of Babel is one of those things that most starkly contrasts pre-fall and post-fall humanity. The ancient myth clearly calls for an attempt to reach “Heaven.” This has been down-translated in semi-‘modern’ cultures to mean just a brick-built tower. How stupid do they think ancient cultures were, not to know that brick-built towers could not reach more than, say, a dozen stories tall. Hardly “Heaven”…

    There is also the part where the ‘gods’ actually feared this development, gauging that if humanity could do this then they could do anything (even ‘god’-like). Again, this does not sound akin to a brick-built tower. It sounds inspiring…

    Now, throw-in the movement of massive stones in antiquity. This implies that moving same was not all that hard. So, we come down to advanced tech (including forms of antigravity or gravitational shielding) or advanced ESP-ish abilities. I tend to go with the latter, since the ‘gods’ actually feared that capability…

    Finally, throw-in the loss of a unified language. To me, this implies at least a latent telepathic ability at that time. One ‘language’. Once you blocked this ability, spoken languages would naturally diverge over time.

    I think we were done unto. The big question is whether we were genetically crippled (meaning semi-permanent) or just ‘blocked’ in some manner. If the latter, we may someday anticipate a <reverse Tower of Babel moment. The Book of Revelations, viewed in one manner, could be seen as the initial chaos after we become unblocked, once again…

    1. One language to me reeks of “code”.
      Either that; and/or, an unseen alien dimensional one, that is – at once – incorporated into language, on many tracks/sound, vision, and other electromagnetic spheres of influence – while, at the same time – connected to an engineered human DNA, that was germ-lined in long, long, ago?
      In other words a separate language running parallel on many spectrums[much like a parallel world]; but in control of communication in this world. That non local control communication is then instantly story-lined by the human brain to make sense in this world
      [Difficult concept to render on the fly w/o constant feedback questions]. Cognitive dissonance is a close as it gets.
      Basically it’s an interdimensional/intergalactic cognitive parasite.
      Very ancient.
      Perhaps even involved in forming universes.

      Yep, been reading too much sci-fi.

    2. Interesting…the ESP idea…if everyone had that feature built in to their mind, sound waves would have to have meaning to be understood…what gives them meaning?
      Words are metaphors to name stuff we experience…babies don’t have words until later, yet they let us know when they are hungry or need changing…

    3. I’m thinking the tower to be the working pyramids providing power and energy previously available only to the self proclaimed deities. GizaDeathStar parts?

      1. ZDB, are you thinking that the Great Pyramid came under human control at some point? Or that it was actually under Anunnaki & human control? Interesting…

        I seem to remember – one of Joseph’s books? – that Enlil’s son, Ninurta, sieged the Great Pyramid, worked-out a surrender, and then dismantled the innards. The opponents were Enki or an Enki sub-faction (including humans?). Could we be looking at a Biblical down-sizing of this incident into the Tower of Babel story, like what happened with the Sumerian flood-story vs the Biblical flood-story?

        One reading of the Garden of Eden (E.Din in Sumerian) story is that Enki was the ‘serpent’ in the GofE who was clueing humans in as to their true status with Enlil (for revenge against Enlil, not because he loved humans). By that time, Enlil hated Enki, and Enlil was the commander who wrote the history. Hence, the evil ‘serpent’…

        Ralph Ellis notes that the proto-Judaics never mention the Giza Pyramids once in the Old Testament, despite having lived there for generations. I summarized his observations in an old comment:
        In short, Mt Sinai was the ‘code word’ for the Great Pyramid, for Judaic historical reasons.

        Could the Tower of Babel be another ‘code word’ for the Great Pyramid, also for Judaic historical reasons?

        (And yes, if the Great Pyramid was a power broadcaster, dismantling it would have doomed ‘projects’ all over the globe…)

  9. Anyone who follows Ben Davidson’s “Suspicious Observers” website and Gootube channel would quickly point out that one of the main reasons that “climate activtists” (and I use that term loosely, much as they use “science”) have missed so much about what is really happening in the climate, is that they almost completely ignore the electrical nature of the solar system (and space in general), as well as almost all of the highly energetic particle interactions going on between stellar bodies.

    Think of the Grand Canyon as having been formed by a gigantic lightning strike, and you are in the realm of the kind of electrical discharge Joseph is alluding to.

    Billy Yelverton has worked with Davidson and others to demonstrate these things in the lab. It is impressive and quite scary, and such things may very well be responsible for a lot of the geological features we have been told formed over “millions of years” by “normal processes of erosion.”

    Our ancestors all over the planet have talked about it. They have described such things and left pictures. One of the scientists working with Davidson has recently been allowed to discuss some of his formerly classified work in this area which strongly supports this “Electric Universe” or “Plasma Universe” kind of approach to cosmology.

    But why would we listen to people with firsthand experience of something? That would be too much like intelligent, thoughtful consideration of the facts, and doesn’t fit “the narrative.”(i.e. the marketing campaign.)

    By the way, I highly recommend the latest edition of Davidson’s book, “Weatherman’s Guide to the Sun,” if you truly want to get a rapid and deep education in such things, as well as his videos on these subjects.

  10. First off, once again serendipity; as I’m currently in the middle of: The Great American Deception by Scott Stein; a robust, caffeinated comedy. It’s about a detectiv4e Frank Harken. “Your not connected are you?” ask Pretty Lovely. “I don’t want to be in touch w/everyone all the time, don’t know how you people manage to think w/the constant stream of updates”, replies Frank Harken. “You don’t even wear lenses?” asks Pretty Lovely. Harken laughed. “You know how easy those are to hack?”
    Later in the story a coffee machine enters the Detective’s apartment and sticks w/him throughout the case. “What kind of coffeemaker are you?”/”Top of the line. I wouldn’t be much use as a coffeemaker if I couldn’t get to you under diverse adverse conditions, would I?”/Let me get this straight. You’re telling me that you have skis, a disruption generator, a bolt cutter, a blowtorch, and a vibrational saw…because that’s what’s required for efficient coffee?”/”Of course. You can’t be too prepared.”
    Did I mention, the fate of millions is at stake?

    Here we go again, down that graphene road of good intentions, at least at first flash. In this CO2 gas = bad; but, in this other case all atoms are carbon = good. Nearly always, explanations are in the cognitive dissonance proprietary territories.
    Outstanding ‘Tower of Babel’ connections!
    Still, one would think the anti-gravity technologies would be used in space?
    Oops! That, for the other space program.
    Got to stay w/the plan:
    Horse and buggy for the 99%.
    DeLorean for the less than 1%.

    General Zap’s command structure is growing by leaps and bounds. Now add this to the 5G.
    How many unseen zaps are at the General’s command?
    And whose in charge of those continuous close-call asteroids that have been zapping by Earth?

  11. Factor in the weakening magnetic field and pole shift. Also factor in, what Ben Davidson says about cosmic lightning bolts, which cut disconnect earth’s crust from the mantle…

Comments are closed.