Thursday, March 02, 2006

Bush Praises Nuclear Bomb Countries, Pakistan And India---Diplomat Blown Up In Pakistan

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Both India and Pakistan secretly made nukes and now Bush is praising both countries and wants to help them develop their nuclear powers even more because we need to make money off of them and we want to sell them missiles and jets, too! An American ambassador is blown up in Pakistan and the place seethes with anti-americanism. India merely wants to pull a "Japan" on us and suck our economy dry.

From Al Jazeera:
The US president and the Indian prime minister have agreed on a civilian nuclear deal.

The deal, announced on Thursday in New Delhi where George Bush is on a visit, is expected to give India access to Western technology, as well as bilateral economic ties and co-operation in space travel, agriculture and health, officials on both sides said.

Under the deal, India has agreed to separate its civilian and military nuclear programmes and place the civilian plants under international inspections.
Hahaha. A fig leaf the size of a clover leaf! We get to watch their civilian program but not their military!

Bush openly proclaims he is doing this so India, a very poor country using oxen to pull stuff, is going to use only esoteric forms of power so America can continue to suck up the world's oil supply like a pig in slop. This is insane, of course. Just like asking Africa to go high tech so we can suck their oil, too!

From the Financial Times:
Once dependent in its foreign policy almost exclusively on the US, Riyadh has been diversifying its friendships in recent years, with Asia, where demand for Saudi oil is at its highest, emerging as an important strategic partner. Saudi Arabia supplies China with about 14 per cent of its oil needs, and it is the source of 25 per cent of Indian oil imports.

The king's tour to China, India, Pakistan and Malaysia - for which the royal entourage of cabinet ministers, businessmen and even a women's delegation filled five aircraft - marked the most-high profile move in the reassessment of Saudi ties with the outside world.

In India, the Saudis pledged greater co-operation on terrorism and discussed possible Saudi investments. Perhaps most important, the visit helped balance the kingdom's relations in the region, where Pakistan has been one of the Saudis' closest traditional allies. The trip to China, meanwhile, was the first by a Saudi king since diplomatic relations were restored in 1990, and included crucial discussion about the construction of an oil storage base.
Looks like the nuclearization of India and China won't help us, will it? The Saudis see Iran tightening bonds with both countries and realize they better do the same or all that money will flow to their ancient enemies, the Shi'a (Shiites).

It gets much funnier. From Financial Times:
The Opec oil cartel on Tuesday hit back at President George W. Bush, criticising the US and other consuming countries for pursuing energy policies that threatened energy security and the global economy.

Moving away from oil made it more difficult for producing countries to invest the billions of dollars needed to ensure enough output to meet future demand, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the group that control’s 40 per cent of world oil supplies, argued in the commentary of its monthly Bulletin magazine.

The group’s comments came in direct response to Mr Bush’s repeated calls for the US to reduce by 75 per cent its “addiction” to oil from the Middle East by 2020. European countries have also looked to encourage alternative fuels to oil, but have been less hostile to Opec and the Middle East, arguing it was unrealistic to believe consumers would reduce their dependence on the region that controlled the vast majority of the world’s oil reserves.
This explains why Bush has to pretend to be working for energy independence while actively preventing it from actually happening. So he touts various companies or research and then cuts their funding behind everyone's back. When we bloggers exposed this scam, he had to scramble to restore funding but he will cut it the minute we turn our backs.

He has to kiss ass in the Middle East and seems to enjoy the tongue jobs he gives. Shudder.

This sort of menacing talk is exactly why we must change the way we live. Think these guys mean well? Think they are our friends?

Why America tolerates this sort of talk is exactly why our empire is dying rapidly and when dead, won't see the light of day for quite a while. We have become weak, feeble, we kow tow and beg, grovelling on the ground and then turning on third world peasants, snapping at them, biting them. Only they have decided, across the planet, to bite back, hard.

Meanwhile, Iran continues to rally the world against us, successfully. From Alert Net:
Iran may have no interest in fomenting full-scale civil war in Iraq, but could stir trouble for the United States and Britain there if it felt threatened by international action to curb its nuclear ambitions.

Washington and London have long accused Tehran of playing a destabilising role in Iraq by backing Shi'ite militants and sending infiltrators and sophisticated bombs across the border.

Tehran derides the charges, but has also hinted in the past that it has the potential to inflict pain on its Western foes locally if they tighten the screws over the nuclear issue.

"If these countries use all their put pressure on Iran, Iran will use its capacity in the region," Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, has said.
They are so certain of themselves, they can threaten us. Like North Korea, they don't need the whole world on their side, just one or two key, nuclear powers like China.

Europe is already getting restive after American strong arming them to attack Hamas. Support of the American/Israeli attempts at killing off the Palestinians is causing a huge backlash. In desperation, the European governments are trying to put a lid on all this by going after Holocaust deniers but they won't go after deniers of the Palestinian ghettoization the Jews are imposing on the natives of that region.

All these threads are part of a huge tapestry. We have to look at the design carefully instead of induging in wishful thinking.

Which takes me back to the stupid switchgrass business. Right now, thanks to global warming, the grasslands in the midwest are on fire, have been, off and on, all winter. Winter! This is amazing and bodes ill for us. So much for the switchgrass harvest, not that it means anything, this is a stupid idea, very stupid.

But then, 90% of the ideas about how to deal with the downside of the Hubbert Oil Peak are dumb. If you want to see the future, look at pictures of India, China or Japan circa 1860. (Hint: think "Rickshaws")

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Bush Announces Magic Energy Source In Colorado

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

We have noticed this for years, whenever Bush appears at any factory to announce a break through or success, it then closes, goes bankrupt or fires much of the staff. Once again, he did this at a lab which does energy research. 22 scientists fired the week he comes to boast about them.

From AP:
Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would "startle" most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.
And who was "startled"? The people at this lab!

From Brad Delong:
The senior biochemical engineer had worked for the laboratory for 22 years, converting biomass, such as trees, into fuels and chemicals, such as ethanol. His computer was disabled and his phone turned off; a manager escorted him out of the building at 3 p.m. "How do you expect, after 22 years, to wrap everything up in a few hours?" Mohagheghi said, adding that he lost his job and some dignity that day. "I didn't deserve to be treated this way," he said.

The layoffs came after President Bush's State of the Union address Jan. 31 sparked optimism at NREL. The president said Americans were addicted to oil, and he vowed funding for renewable energy research. Bush plans to visit NREL on Tuesday to reinforce his dedication to renewable energy.
Just like NASA, Bush announces a huge new initiative and then cuts the budget and staff. Now the Mars merry-go-round is flatter than the Texas Panhandle and of course, Bush knows the energy research using biofuels is a waste of time and effort. But to keep the wolf from his political door, he has to pretend we will all grow a megamillion acres of "sawgrass" which will magically fuel our vehicles! Here is Bush, again:
"Our nation is on the threshold of new energy technology that I think will startle the American people," Bush said. "We're on the edge of some amazing breakthroughs — breakthroughs all aimed at enhancing our national security and our economic security and the quality of life of the folks who live here in the United States."
These pitiful programs are breakthroughs? Shows exactly how badly things will be going in the future.

If the only thing we grew was this weed, after growing, harvesting and processing the entire crop, we will be able to fuel less than 3% of our fleet of cars and trucks! Corn has lots of energy stored in it which is why I feed it to my horse, Sparky, in winter. Gives him a lot of pep. Neigggh.

But growing it uses lots of fossil fuels. This is why they concocted the fantasy of running America's giant fleet of giant vehicles on sawgrass which has very little caloric value and trust me, this means very few calories per lb to be turned into instant fossil fuel! The laws of conservation of energy can't be tipped over like the fantasy of tipping over cows (which is nearly impossible unless one is the Hulk and even then, a dicey matter!).

Trees have tremendous caloric values when you burn them because they store many years of sunlight and water within themselves and when burned or processed, all this energy is released. Sawgrass grows where the soil is poor and it is a poor grass, my cattle or horse would starve to death if all they ate were this poor sustitute.

The whole sawgrass mantra is to do the old bait and switch. Namely, we are supposed to take the bait and they switch us onto the track called "to be eliminated or enslaved". If we are serious about cutting back buying fossil fuels then we should be seeing severe building codes whereby only houses like mine are built in the Northeast, for example, namely facing the winter sun to catch the natural heat and to cope with the severe west winds which are the primary winds in winter, etc. But of course, there is no call for this nor for downsizing our gargantuan vehicles (and our gargantuan bodies!).

No one wants to hear that our way of living must and will end. America just went through one of its biggest building booms in our history and 99% of what was built is nearly useless in the future. This sad state of affairs will become all to obvious in the not too distant future.

But then, I say this all the time. Bush is lying to us, watch what he does, not what he says and obviously, he agrees with me about this biofuel garbage. He just doesn't want any of us to know this.

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Africa's Poor Get No Benefits From Oil We Pump Out

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Nigerian citizens attack another oil rig. Chad, another forgotten African oil country, can't seem to get any of that oil wealth to the people there, either, and also has insurrections and riots. Ditto Iraq, for that matter. Meanwhile, we scream about Venezuela sharing the oil wealth successfully with the lower classes there! Go figure.

From the BBC:
Nine foreign oil workers have been seized by armed militants from a barge in Nigeria's Niger Delta.
The group, including three Americans, two Thais, two Egyptians, a Briton and a Filipino, were on a pipelaying barge.

A Shell facility near the Forcados export terminal was also set on fire, although the blaze was extinguished.

The attacks come a day after a militant commander told the BBC his group was declaring "total war" on all foreign oil interests in the Delta.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta gave oil companies and their employees until midnight on Friday night to leave the region.
Geeze, you would think this would make headlines in America! Yup. Nope.

I have watched with fascination as this rebellion unfolds. The USA corporations work hand in hand with the despots ruling Nigeria. Between them, they have turned the country into a wasteland. This is their plan for America. Let everything rot, loot the people and steal as much of the resources as possible and leave it a total mess. This is why we have to shut down K Street and I am happy Cheney is taking a forwards approach to all this by shooting a lobbyist. Heh. Power to the people, Cheney!

From the NYT:
Such is reality under a World Bank-supported program that was supposed to harness this impoverished African nation's oil wealth for the benefit of its poorest citizens. A $4.2 billion oil pipeline has generated $399 million for Chad since mid-2004, but the spending of the money has been seriously marred by mismanagement, graft and, most recently, the government's decision that a hefty share can be used to fight a rebellion.

And now the approach, once envisioned as a model for the development of other African countries, seems to be on the verge of collapse. In recent weeks, Chad seriously weakened a law that dedicated most of its oil revenue to reducing poverty and reneged on its deal with the World Bank. In response, the bank suspended all its loans to the country.

What is happening in Chad, a Central African country twice the size of France, is an important test of the idea that international institutions like the World Bank can influence governments of poor countries to spend newly tapped riches on their people instead of using the money to further entrench themselves in power.
OK, the money goes only to the rich and politicians and tools of the corporate state, they cut back services to the poor and the middle class, they tax only the lowest levels of society, they drive the country very deeply into debt and then tell the poor people there, all the money from their resources have to pay off these stupid loans, and what country are we talking about, anyway?

The USA! Whoopee! Please, dear readers, attend carefully. WE ARE CHAD. The New York Times and all the other American corporate tool media are very careful to call the properly elected President of Venezuela "a regime" as if he took over the way all our tools take over: violently, using the CIA and American military! His election was much fairer than our own twisted elections! Do we call Bush's rule a "regime"?

Well, bloggers do! But the media, no! And why do they hate the freely elected President of Venezuela so much?

He is sharing the oil wealth and not driving his country into bankruptcy! Gads! Chavez, could you run for office here? Pretty please?
High-level talks in Paris to resolve the crisis with Chad ended inconclusively this month, though World Bank officials still hope for a settlement that preserves the government's promise to use its oil money to build schools, clinics and roads rather than to support an army that has recently experienced a rash of defections among rebellious officers.

As a rising tide of oil money flows to poor African countries in the coming years, the bank will have little choice but to grapple with its role.

"It's not clear at all how to get your hands around it," said Paul D. Wolfowitz, who became president of the bank last summer. "But I think to stand back and say the whole thing is a dirty business and we in the World Bank don't want to have anything to do with it is very shortsighted."
Isn't it just an odd coincidence that the World Bank is being run by an American war criminal who helped launch a dirty war for oil in Iraq? This pious fool is concerned about using oil money to build schools?

Maybe he could visit Texas and explain this to them! Hahaha. Texas schools=bottom of the barrel. Ditto oil exporting Louisiana! Third world conditions mirroring Africa's suffering! How about visiting Venezuela and seeing how real democracy works, Wolfie?

Or, for that matter, visit Iran. Of course, we hate both countries. We want them to be helpless and stupid, run by corrupt tools, traitors working for Shell Oil or Exxon.
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Friday, February 17, 2006

China Quickly Closing Deal With Iran---Will Develop Oil Fields

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As expected, China takes the initiative and forges more deals with Iran. Europe, who buys a lot of Iranian oil, played hardball with the Iranians at the behest of the American imperial planners who think diplomacy with a nail studded club is the way to prepare for the downside of the Hubbert Oil Peak. A big problem: China has nukes and rockets. We keep forgetting this fact.

From the Washington Post:
China is hastening to complete a deal worth as much as $100 billion that would allow a Chinese state-owned energy firm to take a leading role in developing a vast oil field in Iran, complicating the Bush administration's efforts to isolate the Middle Eastern nation and roll back its nuclear development plans, according to published reports.

The completion of the agreement would advance China's global quest for new stocks of energy. It could also undermine U.S. and European initiatives to halt Tehran's nuclear plans, possibly generating friction in Beijing's relations with outside powers.
By "isolating" Iran, they made it ludicrously easy for the Chinese to fill the vacuum. No competition! Ideal conditions for making a deal.

Of course, we could break this deal the Hitlerian way: by attacking the Iranians. Hitler always complained about how everyone was hemming in Germany and interfering with Germany and all he wanted was some Lebensraum and security. This involved killing millions of people and putting the rest in chains but then, what can we say? We are the same.

Why Europe went along with this farce puzzles me. Are they that stupid? The entire reason why Iran turned hard edged was because the USA invaded Iraq and openly talked from day one of "the Axis of Evil" that was Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Iran and Iraq hated each other's guts so why they were lumped together, we would have to ask AIPAC, the Israeli lobbying group that owns much of our political system.

The arrest of the traitor, Franklin, who was feeding top secret military information to AIPAC, stopped some of this conspiracy. He handed over papers concerning Iran. Valarie Plame was working the Iranian angle, too. This is all so typically messy.

One other nation interested in knocking Iran down is Saudi Arabia. They are actively encouraging this and they are one of several key countries buying our mountain of debts. This is why Iran is playing a smart game, just like Putin. By defying Europe and America, they are triangulating, forcing Russia and China to finally move in the open and choose sides and of course, they have to side with Iran because to do otherwise would be suicidal.

An iron rule of history is, any empire that takes over the planet instantly causes all potential rivals to side with each other so they can remove the new rulers.

From Marketwatch:
Bears romped through energy stocks this month, trouncing share prices and raising questions about whether the outsized earnings that made Big Oil the star of the 2005 market have run their course.
But investors who bow out of the sector might just rue the day they did.

"The momentum investors are out of the stocks because of the drop in energy prices. But the fundamentals of the sector are still very robust," said Art Smith, an industry analyst at John S. Herold in Houston. "We've seen corrections before. This is just another one."
Crude oil futures for March delivery closed at $59.88 a barrel in New York on Friday -- a 12% downturn so far this month. A mild winter and bulging fuel stockpiles are the main culprits, spoiling big bets last fall that energy prices could only go up in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Isn't it pitiful, our oil prices are totally weather dependent? Right now, Wall Street is betting against a war with Iran. They know we can't afford it so they are ignoring Bush and the neo cons yelling for war.

And I think they are wrong. Bush, unlike Wall Street, sees the hard core figures. He and his oily friends in Saudi Arabia know the Ghawar fields are in trouble. He also knows the next hurricane season just might dwarf the last season. He is willing to force world oil prices back up if this means we take all the Middle East and make it our bitch to use as we will. For we have to have something to sell to China!

And China needs this oil so we need to be the agents pumping it and transporting it to China. And China is determined to not let this happen, no way they want us to have a grip on their necks. They aren't that dumb.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sir Edmond Hillary of Everest Fame Files Lawsuit Against The USA For Refusing To Save Glaciers

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The first man (thanks to his Sherpa's guidance and wisdom) to conquer Mt. Everest is helping a consortium of ecology groups to sue the USA over global warming. Their latest petition to the UN is, American pollution is destroying many glacial parks in the USA as well as other lands.

From the BBC:
"The effects of climate change are well-documented and clearly visible in Glacier National Park," said the petition's lead author Erica Thorson from the International Environmental Law Project.

Globally, glaciers have lost an average 6m in height in 20 years
"Yet the US has not taken action to protect the world heritage of the park by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to its obligations under the World Heritage Convention."

Straddling the US-Canada border where the province of Alberta meets the state of Montana, Waterton-Glacier was the first region in the world to be declared an International Peace Park.
Of course, the UN just asked us to close Gitmo, too, and we just refused.

When the UN asks Iran to not make nukes, we yell "You have to do this because the UN ordered you," but whenever the UN says bleep to us, we yell, "Shut up! Go away! Blue helicopters!" In other words, we cherry pick what we want to obey, sort of like Cheney and Bush with the law in general. Commit a crime then have the cops collude to cover it all up again.
The Sagarmatha petition is supported by Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary, who said: "The warming of the Himalayas has increased noticeably over the last 50 years... this has caused several and severe floods from glacial lakes, and much disruption to the environment and local people."
Yay, Sir Hillary! A great guy. He, like myself, watches with horror as Nepal falls apart. Like my family, he knew the royals who were machinegunned down so brutally (the story the evil uncle who is now king is total hogwash!) and he mourns the destruction of Nepal and the many stresses ripping it apart these days.

If the glaciers melt once and for all, all the great rivers that were the birthplace of many great civilizations, will dry up and become mere seasonal rivers like the ones in the desert. I remember how various rivers in Arizona like the Santa Rita would run year round, the Palo Verde used to have huge cotton woods lining the banks, all are dry as a bone now except during monsoon season.

And so it will be with the Ganges. The Colorado River still gets snow melt from the Rockies but human use causes it to dwindle until it is nothing coming out into the Gulf of California. The snows are failing in the Rockies just as they are failing in all the glacial mountains even as excess snow blankets other parts of the planet. This oddity is another sign, global warming's changes of the atmosphere are altering the amount of solar energy heating high elevations. Anyone who has lived above 9,000 ft like I have in my own childhood, knows that when the sun is out, it gets very hot very fast even though it is very cold. So long as one is in the sun, it is hot. Wind blows or walk in the shade and brrr.

Global warming seems to have concentrated moisture so where it rains, it really rains and elsewhere, the sun blazes down. From

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased by 2.0 percent in 2004, from 6,983.2 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent in 2003 to 7,122.1 metric tons in 2004, according to Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2004, a report released today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The 2004 increase is well below the rate of economic growth of 4.2 percent but above the average annual growth rate of 1.1 percent in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Emissions of carbon dioxide and methane increased by 1.7 and 0.9 percent respectively, while emissions of nitrous oxide and engineered gases rose by 5.5 and 9.6 percent respectively. U.S. greenhouse gas emissions per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell from 677 metric tons per million 2000 constant dollars of GDP in 2003 to 662 in 2004, a decline of 2.1 percent, meaning that American industry because more greenhouse gas efficient.

The release comes just over a week after a United Nations conference in Montreal where the United States refused to join any talks for imposing binding limits on emissions of greenhouse gases.
Many people are now suing the USA over our ridiculous overuse of fossil fuels. From
The people of the Arctic filed a landmark human rights complaint against the United States, blaming the world's No. 1 carbon polluter for stoking the global warming that is destroying their habitat.

The Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), representing native people in the vast, sparsely-populated region girdling the Earth's far north, said they had petitioned an inter-American panel to seek relief for Canadian and US Inuit.
Islanders, people living in any lowland ouside of Florida, people suffering from increasingly frequent droughts, everyone is beginning to sue our country because our actions are destroying their homes and their livelyhoods. It is destroying ours, too, only we are all acting like Cheney, being sour pussed about it and thinking it is everyone else's fault for being the the way when all we want to do is kill things for fun.

The lawsuits the North East started to stop the Midwest and South from burning a zillion tons of coal for airconditioning because it is killing our trees, killing our lakes and rivers and killing everything, we had to drop it because the Supreme Court thinks killing everything via pollution wasn't thought of by George Washington so it is OK. Gads.

Arrest the Supreme Court. Rats.

I am still very angry that my poor oaks and maples will have to endure yet another ozone alert summer, vicious droughts and wild storms dropping 7" of rain in a few hours time.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bush Isn't Going To Replace Oil Pumped Out Of Strategic Petroleum Reserves

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush decided it was pointless to replace the oil we ran down this winter. I always thought the SPR was a stupid concept, pumping oil out of the ground only to put it back into the ground again! If we are having "hard times," the plan should be rationed fuel, not pumping in and out, oil that shouldn't be pumped in the first place. A top scientist claims we hit the Hubbert Oil Peak mid December last year. I agree.

From Reuters:
Congress is requiring the Bush administration to add almost 300 million barrels to the U.S. emergency oil stockpile, but the White House on Monday did not seek money to buy the crude in its proposed budget for the 2007 spending year sent to Congress.

In sweeping energy legislation signed into law last year, Congress required the administration to boost capacity of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1 billion barrels from its current 727 million barrels.
I got this from From the keep up with all the updates concerning the Hubbert Oil Peak. From Princeton, Prof. Deffeyes:
In the January 2004 Current Events on this web site, I predicted that world oil production would peak on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2005. In hindsight, that prediction was in error by three weeks. An update using the 2005 data shows that we passed the peak on December 16, 2005.
He goes on to note that Saudi Arabia keeps claiming they will up their oil pumping again and again with great fan fare which is then echoed stupidly here in America on TV only the rate of pumping has gone DOWN the last two years there.

No you should know why prices are so high and not coming down! All it took was Saudi Arabia losing 2% of their capacity to change the world from an oil glut situation to an oil deficit situation. The North Sea oil wells are running out rapidly. Over 600 men have died over the years, providing this oil for the rigs have a tendency to collapse when under stressful storms, they blow up or the helicopters transporting people crash, etc. Like coal, the oil we consume often is mixed with blood, metaphorically speaking.

Actually, the oil flowing out of the Middle East swims in oceans of blood and pain!
So what are the policy implications? Numerous critics are claiming that the present world economic situation is a house of cards: built on trade deficits, housing price bubbles, and barely-adequate natural gas supplies. Pulling any one card out from the bottom of the pile might collapse the whole structure.
Of course. The Punch and Judy show we watched in DC today on nearly every front including the "I shot the Lawyer but not the trial judge" Cheney was whimsical and unedifying. No one talked about anything important. Everyone patted each other on the back and assured each other, all was well, there is nothing a little tweeking and of course, with solemn faces, promises to stay within some sort of budget, this is so sad.

I was in despair for the last 30 years as Americans raced after the will-o-whisp of easy money, easy living when we should have been ants, preparing for winter, working hard. Look around where you live. Are your winter windows facing south? Are the walls more than 8" thick with insulation (hint, the number of houses with that is slightly above zero)? Can you walk to work? Room for a veggie garden and some chickens? If the public wells stop pumping, do you have water?

So many things to consider.

America gambled. We hoped to reel in a big fish, Iraq, and claim all that oil for ourselves so we could sell it and make a lot of money from the Europeans. This is rapidly slipping through our fingers. And our naked attempt at repeating this with Iran has been firmly squelched as of today by the Chinese. Going into that country=World War Three and we won't win it, either.

Bush got away with killing New Orleans. Some people were yelling at Chertoff, Bush's foreigner executioner, the skull faced man who presided over the doom of so many innocent civilians. From Associated Press:
Acknowledging delayed aid and fumbled coordination, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday the federal response to Hurricane Katrina fell far short of providing immediate help to the Gulf Coast that could have saved lives.

Chertoff's Senate testimony came the same day a House panel released a scathing report concluding that deaths, damage and suffering could have been decreased if the White House and federal, state and local officials had responded more urgently to Katrina.

"There are many lapses that occurred, and I've certainly spent a lot of time personally, probably since last fall, thinking about things that might have been done differently," Chertoff told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the Aug. 29 storm.
Within about two days BEFORE the hurricane, I thought of a zillion things Chertoff could have done and I yelled about it all here on my own blog. This psychopath needed months of people yelling at him to think up some of the things he should have done spontaneously and instantly. So, Congress is yelling at him today but no one is firing him. He still is in charge of eliminating us. I cannot fathom why the vast majority of Americans aren't really scared by this! What if the New Madrid Fault blows again? This is going to happen, sooner or later! What if California finally releases all that pent up pressure from the Pacific plate? Will happen, the only question is , this year or in five years?

In the old days, Chertoff would have been long gone. Why the lassitude these days? One by one, "excess" cities will be removed and not replaced. The refugees will scurry about, seeking shelter, note how little interest there is in the fact that many were evicted from hotels today, survivors of the hurricanes this year? The news of the lack of interest in recharging the oil pumped out of the strategic reserves is proof our ruling class feels they must hide things from the masses. So they report it on the back pages and hope the readers or watchers only note the glitzy, loud, persistant commercials. Buy useless or hopeless junk! Buy now!

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Mexico's Biggest Oil Field Hits Hubbert Oil Peak, Europe Demands Russia Give Them Control Of Russian Oil And Gas

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Already, danger signs from Mexico as their greatest oil field, Cantarell, signal the possiblity that it is not only past peak but in danger of a sudden drop off in production. Nearly all the oil there is sold to the USA which continues to guzzle gargantuan amounts of oil. In Europe, at the G8 meetings hosted by Russia, the Europeans and Americans demand Putin let them run Russia's oil and gas fields for ourselves. Putin smiles and and says 'Don't call me, I'll call you."

From the Wilderness:
Mexico's huge state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, may be facing a steep decline in output that would further tighten global oil supply and add to global woes over high oil prices, the online edition of the Wall Street Journal reported.

The potential decline faced by Pemex, also could undermine US efforts to reduce dependence on Middle East oil, and complicate Mexican politics and financial stability.

An internal study reviewed by The Wall Street Journal shows water and gas are encroaching more quickly than expected in Cantarell, Mexico's biggest oil field, and might cause output to drop precipitously over the next few years.

Currently, Cantarell produces 2 mln barrels of oil a day, or six of every 10 barrels produced by Mexico, and is the world's second-biggest-producing field after Saudi Arabia's Ghawar.
When the Great Permian Extinction happened, and it was, like all following extinctions, very rapid, the earth was covered by a tremendous amount of rotting biomass both in the oceans and on land. Instead of merely slowly filtering down, slowly piling up, nature usually is very thrifty and various organisms eat or dissolve whatever organic matter dies leaving relatively speaking, not much behind. And it tends to be used again by plants, for example, which grow using the fallen debrie of previous plants after worms and bacterium digest them all.

In the great catastrophe of the Permian Extinction, 90% of all living things died very quickly, the earth became very hostile and tons of mud and sand and very briny seas covered over the sad remains of a once teeming earth. This pile of dirt/salt/sand has been, over the last several hundred million years, been compressed into oil and gas and we seek them out and squeeze it all out again, leaving empty gaps which we pump water into so the salt domes won't collapse and to pressurize the oil so it comes out to the last drop.

I just got a call from a friend who tells me his TV set pundits are all saying we are going to see a world oil glut! Whoo hoo. I roll my eyes. This is the sort of lies one expects from our rulers who need to deceive everyone so we won't change now and save our skins. The plan, I assure you, is to enslave the vast majority of humans and put them to work as serfs and slaves. They know all about what is going on and pray we don't figure it out.

Mexico, like Saudi Arabia, have just announced they are upping production. This is sheer insanity. Neither country benefits from doing this in the long run. Note how Russia, flush with oil money, isn't upping production despite the pleas of the other G8 (means "Gee, we ATE everything!").
Finance ministers of world's wealthiest nations sounded the alarm over the cost of energy on Saturday and urged greater international cooperation to ensure stable supplies.

Ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized countries said in a communique that global economic expansion was strong but at risk because of high and volatile energy prices.

"We need to develop a civilized strategy which will reliably secure the world with energy at reasonable prices and with minimal damage to the environment," Russian President Vladimir Putin told the ministers.
We are all so civilized, aren't we? This is why so many oil nations are either in flames, degraded or their people in chains!
The diplomatically worded G8 communique made no reference to the Russian gas supply spat but officials said they were keen to see the Kremlin allow more foreign investment in its energy sector and loosen the grip of the monopoly supplier Gazprom.

The standoff with oil-rich Iran over uranium enrichment has also served a reminder of how vulnerable supplies can be.

Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin appeared to cede some ground when he told a post-G8 news conference Russia might eventually end state-controlled Gazprom's gas export monopoly.

"In the future, access to the export pipeline will become equal. I am not ready to say when that will happen," he said.
Don't call me, I'll call you. I think this is funny. Russia will allow us to buy their oil resources, eh? But China can't buy any American oil companies? What is this about open borders and free trade and anyone can buy anything? I see some really funny contridictions here.

The Europeans want to surround Russia with NATO bases and sneer at Russia but also want to some into Russia and insure they run the joint so they can suction off all of Russia's oil as cheap as possible. What a grand scheme, a great plan! If they could only install someone as dumb as Bush! Alas for Europe, Putin's IQ is bigger than a fence post.

I see all over the news, breathless tall tales about using "biomatter" to make fuel for cars. We can make fuel out of any biomass, that is what oil is, after all! Rotting corpses of living things! Already, we are destroying our forests by logging them, this removes much of the biomass built up by trees so the soil never gets "richer". Right now, they lop off the tops and side branches and leave them on the ground so erosion and runoff won't destroy what pitiful mulch has built up but if we need biomatter to burn as fuel for cars, they wll harvest literally everything including the weeds.

This is how we fish the oceans now with vast nets that kill everything everywhere and the biology of the seas are now collapsing and we are not stopping, we are increasing the consumption and now everything is dying rapidly, it looks like the Permian there, now!

Just as the collapse happened.

Will we suck up all biomass and burn it so we can live in bubbles and drive our fat carcasses around inside of big bubbles? We know the ending of this sorry story!

The Permian extinction tells us very clearly.

Here is yet another story, Chevron telling us, we can't be energy independent: From Ireland News;
Bush in his State of the Union address earlier this month pledged to cut US dependence on Middle East oil by 75% by 2025.

“Quite frankly, I think these comments reflect some misunderstanding of global energy supply. I believe Middle Eastern oil can and must play a certain role in the system,” Robertson said. “Saudi Arabia’s massive resources will continue to promote international energy security and serve as a moderating force in balancing supply and demand.”

Robertson said singling out the Middle East for a reduction in US oil imports would be difficult, since oil was a commodity traded on the open market. What’s more, he said, that would require more expensive oil imports from elsewhere.

“All it would end up doing is raising prices,” Robertson said.

Chevron is also lobbying heavily against proposals floated in the US Congress to raise taxes on oil earnings, after oil companies made record profits as a result of skyrocketing oil prices.
Since American voters have little say with the sham elections we run these days, lobbying to shift taxes onto the backs of the voters is easy as making mud pies in a rainstorm.
“We’re working very hard to make sure these don’t come into law,” Robertson said. “I think we’ll be successful.”
The billionaire oil company reps and foreign governments like Saudi Arabia openly bribe our "elected" officials who heed them much more closely than they heed us.

So long as the oil overlords can whip the religious right wing nuts into line, they will be able to loot us at their leisure and then spit us out like so many dead seeds. Spitooie. And where is McCain? Shouldn't he be denouncing oil barons who are bribing Congress?

When pigs jet overhead.
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