Yeah… I know the basic idea… glanced thru a 1950s textbook about it (a few years back) and it sounded eerily similar.
Wasn’t sure how much had changed in the past decade though, particularly with the rise of China.
I just can’t wait for the day when we hit that critical mass… and both rooftop solar and EV diffusion begin en masse. I know that doesn’t address space heating, but it is part of the solution.
The energy wars are horrible and unnecessary.
But do The Banksters prefer US influence over Crimea? It seems to me that The Oligarchs may find business slightly less problematic in Russia-China.
Power, prestige & money influence most people. Kerry has plenty of money. I think he just likes to feel important.
But that’s more the war industry, rather than W$.
Crimea probably matters for the South Stream which would pass under the Black Sea. But I think there’s two major NG transmission lines that cross Ukrainian land.
Yeah… I’m a big fan of Elon Musk’s work.
YSD… thing is… it seems to me that:
1. simply increases the transmission rates paid from EU to Russia. That’s a concern for the EU, but I don’t see the EU wanting to go to war over it.
2. is a concern for Russia & Ukraine, but not a logical concern for O’Cameron… except for intimidation purposes.
3. same as 2.
I think Onitgoes @ 30 makes more sense to me as it relates to natural resources (land for Monsanto and fracking for Big Oil). Without NR acquisition as the centerpiece, I can’t get my head around the MOTU being so concerned that they tell O he needs to get involved.
Do western MOTU care which navy controls the Black Sea port? It seems to me that either way… the MOTU get access to the natural resources that pass thru the port.
Thanks all. FWIW, this whole thread reminds me why I need to (in the words of Bubba) redouble my efforts in helping America push forward through our current energy transition.
I know batteries, like gasoline, rely on natural resource extraction. But to some extent, storage will mitigate the thirst for natural resource wars. Also, we’d be able to reduce the conflict over land used for transmission (NG and electricity).
Thanks for the Uk stuff. WRT impeachment, I know. Should start with an impeachment of Holder for failing to indict Clapper… then move up to O. But virtually none of them get it. Amash (R-MI) has some integrity, but not sure who else would have any cojones.
Why is Ukraine such a concern for the oligarchs anyway?
Do they have massive natural resources?
How is he saving face? And from what?
DSW… it’s important to keep in mind that any country that:
1) persecutes political prisoners; and
2) consistently and openly supports the resident plutocracy,
must be held accountable! It is for that reason the world should work toward impeachment of any elected President acts in such a manner. So…
Do you know any House member who’s willing to introduce the articles of impeachment for O?
TimWhite commented on the blog post Director of National Intelligence Approves ‘Challenge Contest’ to Help Root Out Potential Leakers
Whom do you trust? The American people… not to be confused with the duly elected & appointed representatives who are criminals due to the fact they took their oath of office, then committed high crimes and misdemeanors.
Why do you trust them? Most people, including the American people, are good at heart… unlike members of The Crime Syndicate.
How do you know whether to trust someone you’ve just met? If s/he is an elected or appointed representative within two “hops” of the POTUS, I start with the presumption that s/he is untrustworthy. And while I know that’s not the case, the odds are with me. :(
TimWhite commented on the blog post Journalist Glenn Greenwald Suggests He Is Likely to Return to US to Accept Polk Award
An American Hero.
Taibbi revisits The Vampire Squid. Another great read. This time he not only points out the ills of W$, he also explains the massive stupidity of DC and Bubba’s repeal of Glass Steagall.
People belong in jail. Too bad the Top Cop can’t stop thinking about his return to Covington to openly represent The Crime Syndicate.
When you have 100,000 employees, you have the ability to shift people around to deal with new regulatory and compliance issues. Not so for The Little Guy.
Fair enough. But I suspect that a majority of Americans would say they support “free markets,” while simultaneously supporting things like the Clean Water Act.
The honor system wouldn’t work. Rules & regulations are necessary. But under O, the rules are literally being written by the corporations in secret. IMO, that’s an impeachable offense.
The directional laws should be written by Congress in open session. The details should be determined by the regulators… complying with both the letter and spirit of the law.
In large part, that doesn’t happen now. If it did, I see nothing incongruent with such rules / regs and my very simple understanding of what a free market would be.
Establish one rule of law and let everyone play by the same rules. That’s what should happen, but it doesn’t.
Fair enough… but I’m guessing that rigging was relatively minimized after either Grover Cleveland or Teddy Roosevelt had some authority to act. Again, it’s relative. And it’s just egregious right now… both Clapper & Corzine walking… with the worldwide manhunt for Snowden… it just seems to be at a real low at the moment.
FWIW, I’m a believer in free markets. But America is rigged at the moment. Team O and their predecessors have worked diligently to remove any possibility of accountability for those who benefit from the rigged system.
If The Crime Syndicate were held accountable… and real transparency was instituted in government… I’d love to see how well free markets work. But I’m not holding my breath on that.
The beltway corruption is systemic and I don’t see it being addressed anytime soon… certainly not by O.
All kidding aside, this reminds me about those long forgotten illegal phone calls between Hank Paulson & Loyd Blankfein… those five phone calls that all occurred early one morning in September 2008.
According to Edward & Glen, those phone calls were all recorded by James “The Perjurer” Clapper. And since O has described that month in such catastrophic terms, shouldn’t we be listening to *those* phone calls?
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