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09-26-2008, 05:50 AM
:PC rant about to get underway... turn back now, you've been warned:

you think the collapse of the dollar and this financial crisis only goes as far as the fed, and some corrupt bankers, and wall st. execs, and deregulation? i don't...

anyone here who knows my post history is painfully aware that I believe Peak Oil theory is real ... and real dire... and that it explains nearly every geopolitical conflict the past 10-20 years... yet only very recently has anyone dared talk much about it... and it still isn't talked about very much ...

the polluting corporate types and their lawyers and paid off scientists have amazingly "manipulated light" and managed a stalemate on the debate of global warming ... unfortunately, they can no longer do the same regarding Peak Oil... it's all around us...

all roads lead back to it, all questions can be answered by it... substantial finds of cheap crude oil pools are running out, globally, and this planet is way way WAY overpopulated after getting really fat on it... nations are panicking... and the world elite knows NO ONE will fall harder than the most gluttonous nation of all... US... you know the real reason why we drew down from Afghanistan? it's because they (Condi, Chevron and all the other giants) very suddenly realized the Caspian Basin didn't have jack schyt afterall, and they had to scrap that oil pipeline pipedream through bin Laden's mountainous little country...

it's no coincidence that the Earth's population -- once going along slowly and steadily for centuries -- has exponentially SKYROCKETED since the innovation of the combustable engine ... and the burning of hydrocarbon fuels... and now we've used over half of it in 100 short years, and it's starting to slowly run out... but population (demand) isn't...


some very, very wealthy and powerful people know this, and know that it's time to make their money now, and get it out, before it all falls down... and they don't give a flying feck about John Q. Public and his proud moment of buying a home he can't afford...

energy IS money... money IS energy...

there's no way around it... when energy becomes truly scarce, corruption follows... consequences get scrapped... countries get invaded... economies collapse...

Crossing the Rubicon (http://books.google.com/books?id=ezyLJrAu1SIC&dq=Crossing+Rubicon+Ruppert&pg=PP1&ots=gfsQfD-CkE&sig=R8-clvt3F1ZWAuUudYJywjkORSY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPR10,M1), by Michael Ruppert

from the introduction, pg. 19:

A simple exercise

Take a 20-dollar bill out of your wallet and set it in front of you. Now take a glass of water and set it next to the cash. Pretend that the glass represents a barrel of oil. Look at them both for second. Then ask yourself a question: What do they represent? If you keep distilling your answers down to their purest essence, you will see that the money and the oil both represent the same thing: the ability to do work. Both are useless if there is nothing to buy, drive or eat.

And yet our economic system, what we call capitalism but which is really something else, is predicated on debt, fractional reserve banking, derivative financing, and fiat currency. Therefore it requires that there must be limitless growth into infinity for it to survive. Growth is not possible without energy.

Now look at the barrel of oil and realize that the earth is a closed sphere, and that without the oil and natural gas, the financial system is doomed. There is nothing on our horizon — other than wishful thinking — that can completely replace hydrocarbon energy. The surest way to see this is to realize that, as the human race starts down the inevitable slope of shrinking oil and gas supplies, we have seen no hydrogen powered F 18 Hornets or M1 Abrams tanks. We have seen no vegetable oil-powered Bradley fighting vehicles or solar powered guided missile frigates.
mankind better find a miracle battery as soon as yesterday... unfortunately, even if there IS a miracle, it doesn't look like the U.S. will be able to pay for it, nor the transference of 1.5 billion of the world's engines that would need to follow ... not before huge swaths of people begin to starve...

yeah... fun times... good thing we spent $2 trillion on a police action or two abroad... good thing we send all our labor to communist China and elsewhere... good thing we don't invest in our own people... sound decisions that truly have America's best interests at heart...

that Jimmy Carter guy... for all his faults.... he sure was dead-on about us desperately making a sincere effort to get off foreign crude ASAP... perhaps if corporate America listened to him, we'd be well ahead of the game by now, 30 years later... unfortunately, it'll take 30 years to change it over, and that's if we perfected something tomorrow... and it's far too late for that...

unfortunately, every president since that guy has been concerned with absolutely nothing else besides making his kind of people enormously rich... and that includes Slick Willy...

sure hope its a mild winter/cool summer next year... you too?

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