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Is THE WAR about to begin?



July 12, 2010 – Comments (11)

A nation simply can't print money and produce little while consuming much of the world's resources without the people paying some price.....

We failed to restructure debt.....

Our production was outsourced overseas by Wall Street....

We replaced production with an unprecedented amount of debt to maintain our economy

And now our nation depends on credit to consume.....massively....

At some point the credit gets cut off and the nation must make a hard choice....try to be competitive through production and/or go to war and take the production of others....

Both tough choices with significant consequences......

Is it time to blow up the last remains of the Industrial Age or just bankrupt it?

Fidel Castro to appear on Cuban television, radio; Predicting nuclear war...

Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due...



Expect lots of things to be free in the Digital Age where knowledge will be value.....

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#1) On July 12, 2010 at 4:10 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Soon we we won't need postal workers as digital email takes over communication.....

Soon we won't need teachers as digital schools take over education....

Soon we won't need book stores, libraries, or video stores as digital delivery takes over media.....

And soon we won't need too many soldiers as unmanned airplanes take over war......

Unmanned stealth jet will hit targets in another continent...

The question now is what will we really need people for and how will we conpensate production in the digital age?

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#2) On July 12, 2010 at 6:33 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

As we deny small business credit....the driver of private jobs in America......soon production and tax receipts will be so low that the only choice government will have is take over production and/or go to war......

Small companies denied credit as big firms thrive

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#3) On July 12, 2010 at 10:12 PM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Comrade Alstrymous . . . 

     Zombulation in print, for real????

Zombie Bankers in the Line of Fire

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#4) On July 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

"And soon we won't need too many soldiers as unmanned airplanes take over war"

     Sempai, I'll just focus on "not too many" -- it'll still takes "MANY" but Comrade Alstrymous postulates "not too many."

     Actually it would be pretty simple to make a B-2 bomber "unpiloted." The real difficulty is two-fold -- cost and control.

     Replacing a human with sensors that can relay human sense back to a ground controller and his/her leader ain't cheap. Replacing a human iris with a 180-slant, 360-degree infra-red ball that can store and relay in REAL-TIME costs me and you plenty.

     Secondly, how semi- or even full-autonomous do you make these creatures. Throw in nuke-tipped cruise missiles, and you've just create an extremely large debate concerning humans-in-the-loop.

     You're a thinker Comrade. And that's what we all need, to actually think.

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#5) On July 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

If I may Comrade, one more thing . . .

     The BAE Systems "Taranis" is a British fantasy. The U.S. is already flying what Europe hopes can fly in 5-years. It's known as the X-47B, and it's already flying missions in Af/Pak . . .

Northrop Grumman - X-47B UCAS First Low Speed Taxi [720p] 

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#6) On July 13, 2010 at 12:21 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


We are moving digitally....some things faster than others....but shutting down the Persian Gulf coupled with today's deepwater ban could put the industrial world in a very interesting position.

Imagine what would happen if 50% of the world's oil supply was cut off?

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#7) On July 13, 2010 at 12:28 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

We would see "your" President in a nationally televised speech, sitting in front of a fireplace, wearing a cardigan sweater, telling American's that it's patriotic to conserve.

No wait . . .  

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#8) On July 13, 2010 at 12:32 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

We are already cutting off credit to small business......responsible for employing half of America's workforce.....

Imagine what happens as we cut off credit to cities, counties, states, hospitals and schools....responsible for about 25% of the workforce.....

Are the sheep that blind that they can't see Wall Street is outsourcing America?....or is everyone simply preparing for war as the only productive outlet will be fighting....?

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#9) On July 13, 2010 at 12:35 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

"Imagine what would happen if 50% of the world's oil supply was cut off?"

     Seriously Sempai, that would be most helpful to President Obama's energy agenda. It plays right into your's, and his, idea that green is great.

     The MAJOR caveat that I have with any scenario postulating that "50% of the world's oil supply is cut off" is the actually suppliers cannot afford it. If their output is diminished by 50%, their population gets an unacceptable GDP cut of 30-40%. From Iran, to Venezuela, to Russia . . . they simply cannot afford an oil supply cut.

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#10) On July 13, 2010 at 12:58 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Musing a bit further Comrade . . .

     A 50% cut-off of the world's oil supply would be very uneven in 2010-2013. OPEC "could" cut oil supplies by 50%, but that affects China much differently than the United States. As a western hemispheric oil boycott of the U.S. would also have a very different result.

     There are simply too many products, and too many economies, that rely on oil to envision a 50% cut in oil production. Again, Iran, Venezuela, Russia, and so many more are too reliant on oil revenue to not sell at any price, or any terms, should it come to that.

     To paraphrase Alstrymous . . . if you have all the oil in the world, it's worthless unless someone is will to pay (give their production) for it.

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#11) On July 13, 2010 at 11:22 AM, tomatoflu (< 20) wrote:

In what i thought was a brilliant move for instinctive reasons and not entirely comprehensible, China has slashed export of 'rare earth elements' by 72%

The timing is interesting.

A initial reaction from india is to stop selling iron ore to all countries outside India.

I think i rememeber hearing from Webster Tarpley on his most recent radio show on the 'Gensis Communications Network' about increased US military presence consisting of war games or such close to china in the Yellow sea at the time of the decision.

The decision came around about then a week or more ago, although there has been talk of rare earth element restriction on export for some time. 

What about weapons production which relies heavily on rare earth elements?

I am pleased if it means there will be less predator drones and guided missiles in the sky.

Lots of things are going to be affected by this cut in supply....hard drives which use Neodymnium will be more expensive and more.

China has been collecting and recycling its rare earths as well!!

I remember going to a recycling place, and saw container loads ful of magnets and servo motors etc. I asked the very established and equiped recycling depot assistant where the containers filled with magnets from hard drives and the larger magnets from the realy big reel to reel drives were going....

He said they were all going back to China.

China has been hoarding and buying back all its rare earth end products...

That's a bit of on the ground reporting.

This reporting is now over 20 years old.

And am located in Australia.

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