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Maddow’s “Blowout”, Russian peak oil, corruption, fake news

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Preface.  Since this blog focuses on peak resources, I drastically rearranged my notes from this book in the order I found most interesting. I’m also interested in corruption, Putin, fake news, and more, as you’ll see below.  Since the book is 405 pages, I’ve obviously left out quite a bit, so buy it if you […]


Kuntler: “Good Trouble” and Not-Good Trouble

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And so, the party of the Resistance has completed its solemn four day confab of info-ceremonials and sent forth its Primero Ingenioso Hidalgo, Joe Biden, on his limping horse of platitudes, armored by news media hosannahs, a saintly woman-of-color at his side to assist, tilting onward with his lance of moral instruction to bring love, hope […]


China and Russia ditch dollar in move towards ‘financial alliance’

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Russia and China are partnering to reduce their dependence on the dollar — a development some experts say could lead to a “financial alliance” between them, reported the Financial Times. In the first quarter of 2020, the dollar’s share of trade between Russia and China fell below 50% for the first time on record, according […]


Saudi Arabia Is Just An Honest America

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Saudi Arabia is just an honest version of America. The tyranny is right out in the open, state censorship is straightforward instead of being outsourced to Silicon Valley, the oligarchs and the official government are the same people, they don’t pretend their wars are humanitarian, and they just directly murder journalists they dislike instead of […]


How Might Oil and Gas Fare Under a Biden Admin?

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Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s stance on the issue of hydraulic fracturing has been unclear. During a March 15 debate with then-rival U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Biden said that there would be “no new fracking” in his administration. In an interview with a Pittsburgh TV station the following month, however, Biden pledged not […]


Trump approves oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

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The Trump administration on Monday finalized a plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, putting it on track to issue decades-long leases in the pristine wilderness area before a potential change in U.S. leadership. The 19 million acre (7.7 million hectares) refuge is home to wildlife populations including Porcupine […]


Petrostates Glimpse Their Peak-Oil Future With Summer of Strife

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From Baghdad and Algiers to Caracas, many of the world’s oil capitals are experiencing a summer of discontent. It could be a glimpse of their future. Iraq has seen fatal protests as its electricity grid buckles amid searing heat, while Venezuela’s oil production has sunk to a 75-year low. In Algeria’s capital, tension is simmering […]


EPA To Rescind Methane Regulations For Oil and Gas

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will sign and issue new rules this week that will get rid of certain methane gas emission requirements for oil and gas producers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Unidentified administration officials told the newspaper that the new rules will include getting rid of requirements for producers to have systems and […]


Saudi crown prince accused of sending hit squad to Canada

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been accused of sending a hit-squad to Canada in order to kill a former Saudi intelligence official. The failed plan to kill Saad al-Jabri was soon after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, court documents filed in the US allege. Mr Jabri, a veteran of […]


Is Economic Collapse Imminent? What Would You Do?

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Alex Jones discusses the potential reality of the economy collapsing and how you should prepare


The Unraveling of America

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Never in our lives have we experienced such a global phenomenon. For the first time in the history of the world, all of humanity, informed by the unprecedented reach of digital technology, has come together, focused on the same existential threat, consumed by the same fears and uncertainties, eagerly anticipating the same, as yet unrealized, […]


Massive Beirut blast kills more than 60, injures thousands

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A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 60 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. Hours later, ambulances still carried away the wounded as army […]


Kuntler: A Glimpse Towards November

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These dog days of summer, an anxious stillness descends across the USA as the pandemic pulses through the land in fearsome new waves, and incomes vanish, and businesses roll over, and unpaid payments-due tip lives into the bardo of default, and the idle hours of no work, no money, no company, and perhaps no future […]


The Fed’s Oil and Gas Bailout Is a Mistake

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The coronavirus pandemic and the necessary public health response have significantly decreased U.S. economic activity, placing a severe financial strain on businesses and households. More than 30 million people were receiving unemployment assistance at the end of June, and gross domestic product (GDP) may have declined by more than 30 percent in the second quarter […]


Ocasio-Cortez Could Deal A Fatal Blow To US Oil Pipelines

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The U.S. oil and gas pipelines industry has had a rough month, with court setbacks for two critical oil pipelines and a ditched plan for a new natural gas pipeline. And July isn’t over yet, for on the horizon looms yet another potential blow to existing and future oil and gas pipelines. That blow could […]


Kunstler: The Insane Leading the Blind

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The NFAC warriors on the march, led by Grand Master Jay. On our way to becoming a nation of hobos, the Democratic Party’s Antifa shock troops brought out the lethal weapons this weekend, hoping to provoke a Kent State 2.0 type bloodbath that would clinch the election for the mummified remains of Joe Biden, currently […]


Narrative Is Crumbling

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It’s difficult to understand what’s going on in the world. It’s difficult to understand what’s going on in the world because powerful people actively manipulate public understanding of what’s going on in the world. Powerful people actively manipulate public understanding of what’s going on in the world because if the public understood what’s going on […]


Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital, in stable condition

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Saudi King Salman held a cabinet meeting via video call from hospital in the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, a day after the 84-year-old monarch was admitted with what state media said was inflammation of the gall bladder. FILE PHOTO: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz delivers a televised speech regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus disease […]


American Death Cult

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Last October, the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security compiled a ranking system to assess the preparedness of 195 countries for the next global pandemic. Twenty-one panel experts across the globe graded each country in 34 categories composed of 140 subindices. At the top of the rankings, peering down at […]


Kunstler: Is Thinking Cancelled?

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Everything’s in play now. Consensual reality is on the run — the old certainties of US history and the receding promises of the future sink into a fiery sludge of the corona virus present. Things happen without apparent consequence. Authority is on the lam. Coercion stalks the land rooting out thought-crime. Fantasies and delusions rush […]


Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

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Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on Monday. The king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and close U.S. ally since 2015, is undergoing medical checks, the agency added, without […]


Who Killed Fuel Economy Standards?

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On March 30, when many of us were panic shopping for toilet paper and learning where best to stash our children during Zoom calls, federal agencies announced a final rule to roll back fuel economy standards for new cars. This final rule was the last nail in the coffin for one of the Obama administration’s […]


Joe Biden unveils $2 trillion green infrastructure and jobs plan

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Former Vice President Joe Biden released a sprawling plan Tuesday to revamp American infrastructure and energy to both curb climate change and spur economic growth. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s proposal aims to achieve carbon-free power generation by 2035. As the coronavirus pandemic leaves the U.S. mired in an economic crisis, Biden said he will […]


Why are fish wars heating up all over the world?

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The South China Sea is one of the world’s most tense regions. But the entry of four Chinese coast guard vessels and 63 fishing boats into Indonesian waters in December, and again in January, still managed to shock and infuriate Indonesia. The Chinese vessels were fishing in the Natuna Sea in part of Indonesia’s exclusive […]


The hunger crisis linked to coronavirus could kill more people than the disease itself

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The coronavirus pandemic has already claimed over half a million lives across the world, with case numbers continuing to rise. A new report by Oxfam now warns that the hunger crisis worsened by the pandemic could potentially kill more people each day than the infection itself. An estimated 12,000 people per day could die from […]


India Is One of the Last Big Markets for Fossil Fuels – and It Is Cashing In

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In global circles fighting climate change, India scores a passing grade. Take Climate Action Tracker, a website tracking countries’ actions on climate change. Citing India’s ambitious renewable energy targets – 450 GW by 2030 – it says the country is on “track to overachieve its ‘2º C compatible‘ rated Paris Agreement climate action targets”. If […]


Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down, judge orders

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The Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down by August 5 during an in-depth environmental review of the controversial project, a district court ruled Monday in a defeat for the Trump administration. © Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call UNITED STATES – AUGUST 24: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters gather in front of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse […]


Kunstler: Bye Bye American Pie

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Way back in the 1950s, the popular euphemism to describe black children struggling in poverty was “underprivileged.” The elegant trope guided the nascent social services industry that reached full flower a few years later in Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty — a cause as lost, it turns out, as the War in Vietnam. The wonder […]


US seeks to seize Iranian oil destined for Venezuela

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U.S. prosecutors will seek to put an end to Iran’s oil deliveries to Venezuela, as they have filed a new suit to seize the contents on these tankers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. prosecutors are targeting the oil from four Iranian tankers, along with the payments between Tehran and Caracas. The U.S. […]


Ghislaine Maxwell, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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Like so many other things, all this Ghislaine Maxwell buzz would be a lot more interesting without all the dumbass partisan angles people are putting on it. People fixate on the Trump angle or the Clintons angle when it’s clear they’ve all been manipulated by forces that are far more powerful than they are. The […]


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