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New Ruskin                             November 15,  2014


Lecture Notes:




The Supreme Court


1 First Street, N. E.


Washington, D. C.






Plinio Designori


New Ruskin College





Dear Members of the Supreme Court of the United States;

I suppose you are wondering why you are sent this letter.  Well you better get used to it. If you are going to involve yourselves in politics then you will become the targets for every pamphleteer and polemicist out there.          


For example the Affordable health Care Bill.  It refers to State exchanges and to State exchanges set up and run by the Federal Government.  It was unartfully  drafted.  But from the entire context of the Bill, (the entire structure would collapse if the subsidies did not apply to the exchanges set up by the Federal Government for the States), it can be seen that there was a drafting error nothing more.


In Government By Judiciary Raul Burger uses just this point in describing a Judiciary out of control.  “Oh, yes we can see what you were getting at but you haven’t quite got it right, you haven’t quite said it here.”  He says this treatment of a coequal branch of government is usurpation of power, plain and simple.


So it isn’t enough that you come to the conclusion that the drafting error about state and federal exchanges will not prevent the Law from standing the decision itself must be unanimous to show that this court will not use trivialities to further some political purpose.



New Ruskin                             November 15,  2014

Lecture Notes:

Warren Buffet

Berkshire Hathaway

Kiewit Plaza

3555 Farnam St #222

Omaha, Nebraska




Plinio Designori

New Ruskin College



Dear Mr. Warren Buffet;


With this letter I enclose my letter of June 14, 2014 and a copy of Vice President Biden’s kind reply on his behalf and on behalf of the President.


I do not enclose any acknowledgement from the representatives of  the coal industry as none showed the common courtesy of acknowledging receipt of my letter of June 14, 2014.


I am writing you because of your railroad holdings you are involved in the coal industry your main customers.  The efforts to control global warming causes many to want to eliminate coal and “leave it in the ground.”

However, India and China and Indonesia are not likely to “leave it in the ground” and so the USA’s banning of coal will only cost us trillions of dollars and make no appreciable difference to the Earth’s atmosphere or global warming.

 Yet the scientists inform us that unless we stop adding carbon to the atmosphere, (immediately!), global warming will continue apace for hundreds of years, EVEN IF WE STOP ADDING CARBON TO DAY.

In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, of Columbia University, and godfather of NASA’s global warming research, has warned of increased severity and occurrence of storms in the future due to global warming.

Knowing of your interests in the Insurance Industry this is the second reason for writing you as I am sure you are aware of the underwriter’s demand for increased premiums to cover the increasing risks, both at your companies and with the reinsurers in Munich, Zurich, and London. 


In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. Hansen  calls for research into technical means for reducing sunlight reaching the atmosphere and over heating the planet.  The National Academy of Sciences study group in 1992 found these technical means practical as did the Intergovernmental Working Group in 1995.

 Dr. Gregory Benford, professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine and the author of Timescape, has proposed a simple solution that would allow coal to continue to be used for its natural technical life while protecting the planet for over heating for several hundred years into the future.  (See Dr. Gregory Benford’s paper which can be read at’s  Gorbachev Bush Artificial Cloud Institute.)  


In conclusion, your customers, the coal companies are not being well represented by the above noted coal organizations.  Not only do they not show the common courtesy to acknowledging my letter, something that the President of the United States of America was able to acknowledge, but they have failed to advise their clients that they can be protected from zealots in the environmental movement by using technology to keep the Earth’s atmosphere from over heating.

Your insurance interests can similarly be protected, the severity and occurrence of losses can be reduced, by the same technology.

I hope you will use your influence to encourage industry to investigate the new technology of atmosphere protection, particularly the coal industry and the insurance industry.   


President Obama

The White House

Washington, D. C.


Vice President Biden

The White House

Washington, D. C.


The U. S. Senate

The U. S. House of Representatives

Environment Committee

Science and Technology

The Supreme Court

National Mining Association

World Coal Association 

The National Coal Council


American Coal Council



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Lecture Notes:  August-30-14

To:    His Excellency the Vice President of the United States of America

          The Office of the Vice President

          Washington, D.C.   20501

From:          Plinio Designori

          New Ruskin



Dear Mr. Vice President Biden;

Thank you for your kind letter of July 3, 2014.  I apologize for being so slow in reply.

I realize you and the President have a great many more things on your plate than planning for global warming but then part of my letter was that we have time to stop solar forcing by atmospheric Co2 and methane if we can soon reduce just a small amount of solar energy from reaching the atmosphere.

As for your more immediate problems that you and the President are now working I can only give you the same advise that General Douglas MacArthur used to give his son, also General Douglas MacArthur.  (That’s right our General Douglas MacArthur of WWI and WWII and Korea, his father, had the same name and also was a General.)

He advised his son that he not rely on war councils.  The problem is that war councils tend to be excessively conservative because no one wants to have the risks of their proposals pointed out by their fellow officers so they engage in self censorship themselves.   In the end you have to select one of these officers to take command put one plan in charge and execute it in a unitary command.

As far as not having a strategy for Isis in Syria it is easy for the Pentagon to say it has one but until they persuade the President they do, they have not created a strategy.  That’s one of the neat things about being Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States:  you get to decide.  Got a plan to get back out?  What happens if Isis dismounts from its stolen armored vehicles after they come under air attack like the Serbs did when they came under an air only attack.  What then?  If they dismount and disappear back in the towns and cities and continue killing does the strategy stop that?  The whole world will say we forced Isis back into the cities and have a duty to help the citizens under the Isis boot.  Got a plan for that?  You have got troops in Kuwait and Afghanistan which you were planning on moving any way.

Well as I said I know you have a lot on your plate.  (By the way if Isis does dismount and takes up defensive positions they would be making the typical mistake of inexperienced guerrillas:  Attempting to hold territory.  See the book The Guerrilla and How to Fight Him.  ((Marine Corp Gazette)  I read it when I was expecting to be drafted.  That and Last Reflections on a War, and Littleheart’s Strategy.)  As I say your strategy should include this turn of events.

As far as not getting involved in Syria at first beyond getting rid of the chemical warfare weapons you might mention Churchill’s admonition:  “It is better to jaw jaw than to war war.”

Any way lets talk about global warming again next time, ok?

Thank you for your kind letter.

Yours Sincerely

Plinio Designori


(PS  And I think Iran’s nuclear program should be destroyed and the regime must be over thrown.)

(PS  Remember, when the dictator says he is going to kill you believe him.)

New Ruskin


Lecture Notes:  June-14-14      


President Obama                                          National Mining Association

The White House                                          101 Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, D. C.                                       Suite 500 East

20006                                                            Washington, D.C. 20001

                                                                      Phone: (202)463-2600

The   U. S. Senate                                               

Washington, D. C.                                       World Coal Association

20510                                                               5th Floor, Heddon House

                                                                        149 - 151 Regent Street

The U. S. House of Representatives            London   W1B 4JD

                                                                         United Kingdom

Washington, DC 20515                                 Tel: 44 (0) 20 7851 0052

                                                                          Fax: 44 (0) 20 7851 0061

The Supreme Court                                     


1 First Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C.                                        The National Coal Council

20543                                                            1730 M Street, NW

                                                                      Suite 907

                                                                      Washington, DC  20036
                                                                       Fax: 202-223-9031


From:                                                             American Coal Council

Plinio Designori                                          1101 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.

New Ruskin College                                                Ste. 600

Castilano                                                     Washington, DC USA 20004

                                                                      Ph: 202-756-4540 Fax: 202-756-7323

Dear Sirs and your Excellences;

          I  would   like  to   present  a modest proposal for the control of Global Warming which will allow coal capital to be amortized over the next one hundred or two hundred years without harm to the planetary climate system.

First let me be clear that there is nothing new in these pages.  Dr. Teller gives credit to Dr. F.J. Dyson and Dr. G. Marland as having first proposed the idea that I now present here.


“It’s appropriate to note at the outset that basic concepts for purposeful modification of the Earth’s radiative properties certainly aren’t original with us; they were proposed at least as long ago as 1979 by Dyson and Marland2 in the context of CO2-driven global warming, and perhaps most prominently by the National Academy of Sciences global change study group in 1992, which pointedly noted what appeared to them to be its surprisingly great practicality,3 and the similar findings by the subsequent study by the Intergovernmental Working Group in 1995.4”  (See Dr. Teller’s second paper at the Bush-Gorbachev Artificial Clouds Institute at New Ruskin


Some, (Al Gore for example), will tell you that there is no need to study this proposal.  However, I ask you to recall that Mr. Gore has no training in any Natural Science.  His back ground is that of a rich little boy who took up politics in his father’s state and showed little veracity in his campaigning.  For example he told the hicks that their Social Security was in a “Lock Box.”  A flat out lie which didn’t bother him at all.  Do you suppose it bothers him to lie about the possibility of taking remedial action to reverse Global Warming?


In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the father of Global Warming research at NASA,  has called for testing of the many proposals to reduce solar forcing by atmospheric carbon and methane.  The previous sentence means that the gasses (carbon and methane) are forcing or causing the sun to warm the atmosphere.  To have Dr. James Hansen call for research into the several proposals to reduce the solar forcing is major news.   Major news that I doubt any reader  knew about until just now that I reported it to you.,


Many Re-pub-li-cans have for no apparent reason questioned the existence of Global Warming despite the overwhelming evidence.  However, this proposal, the one I am presenting, reduces the cost of combating Global Warming.  To close the American coal industry alone represents the cost of trillions of dollars over the next century.  On the other hand the placement of Artificial Clouds to reflect solar radiation can be achieved for a few billion dollars not the trillions advocated by the zealots like Mr. Gore.


Perhaps the Re-pub-li-cans would be more willing to take action on Global Warming if they were shown a simpler less expensive alternative.   How many times have we pointed out to the zealots that if China and India continue to burn coal into the next hundred years it does not matter if the American coal industry continues in business or not?


If China and India continue to burn coal we should reduce not our own coal consumption but reduce the sunlight reaching our atmosphere.


Some Re-pub-li-cans say the scientists exaggerate the problem but this is because these Re-pup-li-cans have not actually read what the scientists have written.  Anyone who has read the literature knows the opposite is true.  They understate. They produce the most cautious and muted prose.  For example Dr. Hansen’s support for research into Artificial Clouds was buried at the end, not even the very end, where it might at least have stood out but just absentmindedly near the end of his book.  He buried his own lead. 


And how does Dr. Hansen work to fight Global Warming?  He protests outside coal mines and the oil sands pipe line.  This is the limit of his imagination, and of so many of his colleagues.  Brilliant no doubt but lacking in the art of rhetoric.  


Or for another example almost every paper I have read on Global Warming contains the cautionary statement: ‘even if we stop all carbon burning in the atmosphere,  not just coal fired plants but cars, ships, trucks, there is enough carbon in the atmosphere  already to continue solar forcing for the next one to two hundred years.’  The zealots seem to ignore these statements.  Not with standing that Global Warming will continue for hundreds of years, and that China and India will continue to burn coal for perhaps a hundred years they want to shut down the American Coal industry in a matter of years.  An exercise in utter uselessness.   


They are Liberals, they make policy with their hearts not their heads they are moved by “tingling sensations up their legs” not reasoning.  My proposal was that Artificial Clouds be placed in orbit above the atmosphere where they could last for long periods of time.


Twenty years ago I suggested that the nations of the world could unite and each make its own contribution.  For example I suggested that Germany could furnish the superconducting magnetic levitation launch ramp.   (A German popular science magazine put an illustration of the launch ramp on the Moon on its cover.)  France could provide the nuclear reactor and power station to provide electricity.  Great Britain and its Commonwealth could provide the material handling equipment needed to collect the Moon’s dirt and rock and crush it to a fine dust.  In space structures can be quite flimsy and so the material can be loaded into large bags for launch in to Lunar orbit where Japanese freighters could rendezvous collect them and take them down to Earth orbit.  Even small countries could participate, for example, Switzerland could furnish the nozzles to carefully release the dust over thousands of miles in an orbit designed to collapse in a specified amount of time.  (A number of Hollywood films have been made showing the Moon broken into pieces due to man’s meddling.)  Despite what the fiction writers might claim we would need only a small quantity of Moon dust.   Dr. Teller estimated we would need to reflect .5% of sunlight.  Others more recently have estimated the figure as high as 7%.  The fact remains that we would have to reflect only a fraction of the light from the Sun.


In Super Freakconomics  the authors suggest a simpler method involving running an ordinary garden hose into the Stratosphere.  But the Germans did not put a picture of a garden hose on the cover of their magazine. 


My plan is more interesting though perhaps less practical. However, the point is there is now time, two hundred years worth of time to fight Global Warming, to work out the best method to reflect the Sun’s rays.  We do not have to be hustled by the zealots.  Take a hundred years, take two hundred years to close down the coal industry.


Of course the truth is technology is moving so fast we can scarcely know what technology will be like in fifty years let alone one or two hundred years.


(PS  And I think Iran’s nuclear program should be destroyed and the regime must be over thrown.)

(PS  Remember, when the dictator says he is going to kill you believe him.)