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Shell is trying to get oil from a pretty difficult place in a far away ocean. That does not give me the impression that is much oil around to be gotten easily.
I’m sure they could get some easy stuff …………. they are just trying to look macho and showing off~!
I think that the US has the big picture aim of using up other people’s oil and gas before using up their own !!? Would actually be a really smart big picture strategy and they could use the environment as a great excuse in the golf, off the US coast etc.
I would agree there. If they have a plan, that is probably about it.
Perhaps I am mistaken, but it seems the energy issue is less about energy and more about politics. Cold fusion, or as it is now known Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, has been a reality since pons-fleischmann. I am sure the military boys have taken it a few steps further than the university crews (MIT’s NANOR for instance), so I have no doubt that renewable energy is already within grasp of some countries.
The energy/finance game is just a scam to monopolize control…?
Sounds like bollocks to me.
Governments are the most powerful things going on.
You will have to tell me why the Japanese government went nuclear ………
why Europe uses all sorts of stuff brought in from other countries ………
and China thinks building coal fired power units is velly nice plan~!??
I fully appreciate how incredible it sounds. It would take a conspiracy of academia and media to have pulled off such a hatchet job…US Navy researchers on the other hand seem to have taken it more seriously.
The international conspiracy thing gets me, it does. Why would countries like china, north korea, iran…..submit themselves to energy dependence?
But then, I never understood why USA was shipping tons of grain every year to the soviets. Feeding your “enemy”, even during times of war? Many strange things to ponder.
There are so many things we do not know.
That is why `the smell test` has to do for quite a lot of things, eh~!?
Cold fusion; didn’t the recipe for that get taken to moon base alpha by Elvis to power Dianas swimming pool? Sticking to reality i think research into Thorium reactors seems like it has potential. Germany is proving that renewable energy can have a significant impact on a countries energy requirements and i think the most significant technological advances in the last few decades have been in material sciences from the work towards super conducting at manageable temperatures. I agree its all about the politics and politics is all about power and power is all about money sighh do you think its always been this way? Will we ever learn?
Hi Nick been away most of the summer off grid, getting back seems OTP is still the most stimulating blog on the net; thanks for your efforts! Wow so sooo many things are different from the 30s not least because people have the 30′s to look back to as a model of how a depression in a modern economy behaves. Energy, population, technology all very different landscapes but i guess the money system itself and the bevy of new financial markets seem to me fundamental differences. Perhaps there are so many differences that using the thirties as some sort of road map as a guide through the current depression, will, rather like a sat nav, drive us up some narrow lane in the middle of nowhere!
Good call that we have the `old game` to study (and the internet to help everyone thrash out their interpretations).
It took them a while, but I think most people now know that this is a 1930′s type affair (not your bog standard recession jobbie).
One thing that I don’t think they have quite worked out yet, is the big question of `why it took so damned long in the 30′s~?
Most of the time, we think the economy has natural positive momentum; but there are times when it just seems to want to slip backwards.
Big question for now is ……. `Is the world economy on a downhill whoosh to more growth, or will growth be an uphill slog~?`.
Probably a stagnant swamp which will be air freshened from time to time by new types of money or new markets whilst resources dwindle and population grows. I don’t think even a major middle-eastern war is enough of a hill to fall down to stimulate growth at the moment.
Glad to see the beard returning to former glory ~ Samson and all that ~ !
Did you go somewhere where you learned a lot about stuff and stuff~?
Anything you want to tell us about~?
Taken a break from bioinformatics and have been crew catering at various festivals around the uk. Have mainly been involved with the speakers tent so have been listening to some lively discussions/debates from the likes of Occupy, the anti GM lobby, …… nothing much new except Joe Public seems a lot more interested and less likely to brush off such shenanigans as some sort of loony leftist thing. Ive been getting back to earth with the Hippies man its been good chicken soup for the soul. There are some nice people out there deluded certainly (ar’nt we all) but often in lovely ways! Not sure what to do now, the rat race looks like its coming off its bearings so im thinking about running to the Welsh hills poly tunnel in tow!
It is a sod of a problem ……….. the old `in or out` one~!
Money, money, money.
I hope you get inspired~!