... Is that 'us the people' or 'we the people?' I have a slight problem with the title, because "socialist" suggests "we the people". Where in reality, decisions are taken up by the elite - these guys: [more]
Wide new power for the government? So that, ... the economic-financial-regulatory elite is protected? So that, ... the economic-financial-regulatory elite can continue with their existing views of economics, its structure and control? Think about it, ...
... It’s crucial to understand that the problem with our society’s reliance on petroleum is not simply that petroleum will become scarce in the future, and will have to be replaced by less concentrated or less abundant fuels. It’s that a huge proportion of industrial society’s capital plant – the collection of tools, artifacts, trained personnel, social structures, information resources, and human geography that provide the productive basis for society – was designed and built to use petroleum-derived fuels, and only petroleum-derived fuels. Converting that capital plant to anything else involves much more than just providing another energy source. ...
... this time? Neo-coninc daily, Page One:
Now and then across the centuries, powerful voices have warned that human activity would overwhelm the earth's resources. The Cassandras always proved wrong. Each time, there were new resources to discover, new technologies to propel growth.
Today the old fears are back. [....]
New Limits to Growth
Revive Malthusian Fears
... and so, as some very ugly competition for all of the necessities of modern life accelerates, ... I think I just go ahead and have that afternoon beer!
The master was a fat, healthy, ... but said, NO! [more]
"If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards." - Samuel Johnson
Of course, you failed to knock him down!
... At about 9 a.m. on March 19, 2003, in the Situation Room in the basement of the West Wing of the White House, he gave the "execute order" to begin Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Now, five years later, the consequences of that act will soon be beyond Bush's grasp. In 10 months, they'll land on the desk of his successor. ...
Iraq war's cost: Loss of U.S. power, prestige, influence
End of Wall Street as we know it
Financial firms have relied on a highly flawed business model for years. The time has come to fix it.
Fed fiat notes sinking fast! [more]
... not much, anyway! According to this: [more]
... one man answering his call!
Dear fellow Obama-maniacs,
Okay, I'm coming out of the closet, and admitting I'm one of you. There, I can say it, at last, out loud and proud: I'm a conservative-paleo-libertarian with a man-crush on Obama.
Whew! What a relief! ....
... With the GOP presidential sweepstakes over, the antiwar voter – that is, the single-issue voter who conditions his support on the candidate's generally pro-peace foreign policy stance – was left with a single choice, and that is Obama.
Confessions of an Obama Cultist
... don't fret, this spring we have a good shot at it! [more]
"Biologically, man has for too long a time been rolling an uninterrupted run of sevens." [more]
... thanks! The world soon enough will run out of conventional oil. Increase in prices, therefore, will increase our efforts to finally develop an alternative energy sources. This means, we investors will make money on oil, ... and at the same time, perhaps, on wind mills, solar panels, etc. It's a win-win situation!
Article of interest, perhaps? Germane to investing: ... estimated wealth of fossil fuels and minerals resting under the Arctic Ocean ranges from 10 to 25% of the world's supply. That is significant!
Anyway, ... as I understand, there are two proposals of how to divy up the Arctic Ocean:
- median line principle,
- sector method principle.
U.N. preference is for the first - favours Canada and Denmark. Sector method favours U.S. and Norway. Russia used sector method to claim their share (... in 2001) - U.N. rejected Russia's claim. To Russia, either proposal would result in about same size claim. Canada and U.S., so far, only do agreed on boundry (bilateral) to 12 nautical miles limits, ... althought current international law says 200 nautical miles defines the ownership - U.S. claims Law of the Sea is not applicable [... surprised?]
The Economic and Security Implications of Global Warming [more]
Lovelock has been dispensing predictions from his one-man laboratory in an old mill in Cornwall since the mid-1960s, the consistent accuracy of which have earned him a reputation as one of Britain's most respected - if maverick - independent scientists. Working alone since the age of 40, he invented a device that detected CFCs, which helped detect the growing hole in the ozone layer, and introduced the Gaia hypothesis, a revolutionary theory that the Earth is a self-regulating super-organism. Initially ridiculed by many scientists as new age nonsense, today that theory forms the basis of almost all climate science. [....] [more]