Weekend open thread ...
Some learn to "see" sooner than others:
Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song("Song To Woody", Bob Dylan, 1962).
’Bout a funny ol’ world that’s a-comin’ along
Seems sick an’ it’s hungry, it’s tired an’ it’s torn
It looks like it’s a-dyin’ an’ it’s hardly been born
Worldwide Oil Availability Has Peaked - EU Energy Chief
The New Zealand Parliament released a study entitled "The Next Oil Shock?":
The US Department of Energy (DoE) calls oil “the lifeblood of modern civilisation”. Around 86 million barrels (13.7 billion litres) are consumed each day. Oil supplies 37 percent of the world’s energy demand, including 40 percent of New Zealand’s energy demand. It powers nearly all of the world’s transportation, without which production and trade would grind to a halt. Studies(NZ Report, PDF, emphasis added). Now I ask you, if a person is bleeding, knowing there is no more blood of her blood type to replace it, what can we say of her if she makes the cut larger on purpose?
have shown that GDP growth is very strongly related to increased use of oil.
When the price of oil increases, the cost of nearly all economic activity rises. This often induces recessions. High oil prices have been associated with three major periods of economic recession in the past 40 years, including the lead-up to the recent global economic crisis.
Why are warlords of civilization bringing about the demise of current civilization with impunity?
Ron Paul calls for more WikiLeaks:
"What we need is more WikiLeaks about the Federal Reserve," he said. "Can you imagine what it'd be like if we had every conversation in the last 10 years with our Federal Reserve people, the Federal Reserve chairman, with all the central bankers of the world and every agreement or quid-pro-quo they have? It would be massive. People would be so outraged."(Raw Story).
Paul, a longtime critic of the US Federal Reserve, is the incoming chairman of a House subcommittee on monetary policy. His most recent book, titled "End the Fed," takes aim at central banks the world over, blaming fiat money systems and fractional reserve banking for the world's increasingly volatile economies.
“In a free society we're supposed to know the truth,” Paul insisted. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.
The Newt's Gang Grinch That Stole Xmas