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Kunstler with Rob Gourdie about Oil Price Waves and peak Oil

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#317 Rob Gourdie is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He is also Director of the Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research at the same university. He writes under the pen name of Tom Therramus.  In his “day job,” he works on the repeating waves of electrical signals that drive the heart beat. Over the last decade he has developed an interest in another repeating pattern – waves of price volatility in oil – that he speculates are a Peak Oil-related phenomenon. His writings as Tom Therramus on oil market instability, and its impacts on economics, politics and climate change, have been posted at,,,, Nouriel Roubini’s, and Energy Matters. His LinkedIn page (  lists his SKILLS as including “Asperger’s”, “Mild Numeracy”, “Vague Literacy” and “Being Kiwi.”

Links to articles on oil price volatility
1. 18 Feb 2019 – Waking into our new volatile age of oil price –
2. 19 Feb 2018 – Is Volatility in Oil Price on the Way, Again ?
3. 3 January 2016 – How oil price volatility explains these uncertain times
4. 14 January 2014 – Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash?
5. 10 July 2013 – Oil Price Volatility on the Way?
6. 21 November 2011 – Is Oil Fueling the Rise in Political Partisanship?
7. 20 January 2010 – Oil Caused Recession, Not Wall Street

Links to research on electrical activation of the heart – scientific paper on how the heart electrically drives the heartbeat – a news article on the heart scientific paper

68 Comments on "Kunstler with Rob Gourdie about Oil Price Waves and peak Oil"

  1. Cloggie on Thu, 20th Jun 2019 3:43 pm 

    I should mention also I am rather large, or as large as it gets for me, fan of the Ethiopian National Soccer Team. Something gets me tingling when those guys come on the pitch. Uganda is another one of my favorite mens teams, but not as much as Ethiopia. I guess I find the slim athleticism of the Ethiopian man playing soccer, a powerful and potent combination.
    I find extremely appealing.

    If any of you have pics of African Mens soccer players, either working out, or, in the gym or similar settings and would like to share or trade, let me know.

  2. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 20th Jun 2019 4:45 pm 

    I should mention also I am rather large

    So was that drone the Iranians shot down:

  3. Cloggie on Sat, 22nd Jun 2019 12:58 am 

    Russia gloating about Brexit drama:

    “‘Withdrawal Agreement not open for renegotiation’: Tusk & Merkel deliver Brexit blow to Tories”

    Russia, that since Gorbachev and Putin is talking about a Common European Home…

    …wants to take over Britain’s role in the EU.

    So far the US is doing everything it can to block this development and keep Europe as its bitch. Because if the EU-Russia merger succeeds, the yapping US dog is going to be Europe’s bitch again, like it was 1492-1776, a far more natural situation than 1945-2019, where a former European colony US, intentionally attacks and colonizes the Mother Civilization, just because the Yanks were no match for the kikes and England prefers to define itself as the adversary of continental Europe (in 2019 it still does, a suicidal strategy if there ever was one, as they soon are going to find out).

    Trump, Brexit, US white nationalism and a Third Gulf War are all the ingredients required to turn Anglosphere into toast.

    Enjoy the ride, it is going to be a rough one, far bloodier than the implosion of that other shitty, anti-European empire, the USSR.

    European global supremacy 400 BC-1945 is going to be restored before you can say “Hitler”. And the keys are the EU, and pro-European Russia and US white nationalism.

    In the coming years you don’t want to be a jew, an Englishman or a North-American libtard.

  4. Cloggie on Sat, 22nd Jun 2019 2:43 am

    Again, this is the age of the missile, where not even missiles are safe against “fellow” missiles.

    Give me some metal structure like a tank, ship, plane, drone, missile… and it will say “poof”, thanks to my super-duper hyper-sonic missile. Only U-boats *** may *** have a chance to remain unnoticed.

    This is not necessarily bad news for those who love peace (no, not you, you Beltway warmonger). Navies and jets are offensive weapons, thoroughly blocked by the missiles of those who can’t afford navies and carriers.

    “U.S. Military Admits Its “Helpless” Against a Hypersonic Missile Strike by China or Russia”

    “Russia’s Zircon Hypersonic Missile Challenges US Naval Dominance”

    Trump’s media buddies strongly advise their leader NOT to attack Iran:

    It looks like Donnie has no stomach to act as the guinea pig for advanced Russian and Chinese missiles.

  5. Cloggie on Sat, 22nd Jun 2019 8:13 am 

    World safe again, Carrie has “forgiven” Boris!

    Women in general have far more respect for the rules of society than for their hubby. When she started to flame BoJo yesterday, the intent was to “discipline” him into her mold, not to diminish her, err I mean his chances of success regarding #10.

    “Boris Johnson: Tory minister attacks ‘lefty neighbours’ for telling police of loud altercation involving likely new PM, then deletes tweet”

    “Carry on Carrie! Boris Johnson’s girlfriend agrees that ‘we must have entertainment at number 10 – three years of boredom is quite enough’ after police were called to their flat over ‘plate-smashing, screaming row’”

    It was all a joke really, to fight boredom, you see.

  6. Cloggie on Sat, 22nd Jun 2019 1:12 pm 

    Why I love the world women soccer tournament:

    (Germany – Nigeria 3-0)

  7. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 3:08 am 

    Brexit Boris torpedoed mid-ship:

    I may have been a little too optimistic in thinking that this was just another “family” quarrel, that will blow over in a couple of days.

    If you dig deep enough you will find a jew somewhere. With the Boris drama it is not different. This is the neighbor of Boris:

    This is a Jewess from New York and daughter of a millionaire. She and her leftist Remainer hubby Tom Penn immediately sensed that the furious quarrel they were fortunate enough to witness, was pure political gold and they decided to exploit it to the hilt.

    Strategy: destroy the relationship Boris-Carrie and you have destroyed the BoJo premiership and perhaps Brexit and the Anglos can keep Europe in their stinking empire build on murder and mayhem.

    Exposing the quarrel to the Guardian was not necessarily a showstopper. But now the entire neighborhood where Carrie Symonds lives, in stinking leftist, Islamic-infested, jew-banking-run, globalist London, has discovered where the couple lives and have started a campaign against them. Carrie Symonds is now too afraid to go home. No doubt will she consider if this is all worth it. If she breaks up the relationship with Boris, a major stimulus for his drive to become PM, it remains to be seen if he survives that and won’t be broken mentally.

    For the record, I despise “wannabee Churchill” BoJo… but I appreciated in him the useful idiot for Eurasian interests and his ability to unintentionally inflict a major wound on the US empire by splitting the UK from Europe and help initiating the breakup of the West.

    A war in the Gulf, halting oil flow to Eurasia, would suffice to finish the job for Europe and to play the Russian and Eurasian cards and emancipate ourselves completely from Anglo-Zionism and retaliate by removing all US media and business interests (dollar, Amazon, credit cards, Facebook/Facebank!) from Eurasia, while running into renewable energy via a crash program. Renewable energy slow-lane country Holland for instance can get the job done in a decade.

    Since 2016 I have promoted here a soft-Brexit. I no longer care that much about that; a hostile no-deal Brexit is more risky (you have to fight both US+UK in WW3), but potentially also more effective in bringing about the desired irreversible split.

    So you don’t want to be European but a globalist Anglo instead? Fine, your choice. But the geopolitical friendship is over, you are a competitor at best and perhaps even an enemy, because you promote the interests of (((those))) who want to phase out you and me from existence.

    China may be a totalitarian country of robots and as such totally unattractive… but at least they do not demand that we Europeans commit suicide, like our Anglo “buddies” do since they destroyed and conquered us in 1945, together with their Soviet palls.

    Let them fume and yell “racist” and “natzi”, like our despicable empire dave does, while we enjoy the racial demise/racial bolshevizing of the Orwellian Oceania from a safe distance.

    There is more than enough Lebensraum between Lisbon and Wladiwostok.

    Meanwhile the chances of utter lightweight Leave-Remain weather vane Jeremy Hunt and his Chinese wife, have increased substantially. Brussels will have little trouble dealing with him effectively, like they did with May.

  8. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 3:26 am 

    Carrie Symonds twitter feed, dead since 2 days:

  9. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 3:56 am 

    Massive anti-coal protests in Germany:

    40,000 in one day. Trying to block further exploitation of coal.

  10. Anonymouse on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 5:36 am 

    Let me guess Cloggtard, that is another protest jew, I mean you, wont be attending either. When are you planning on doing anything useful in the real world, as opposed to sitting on your yid ass, pimping for a brit tabloid that is one step above Infowars on the journalism ladder and doing your best to derail ever single topic here 24/7?

    Armchair warrior doesnt begin to cover it does it Cloggedsphincter? How many wheelchairs have you worn out anyhow shitting, I mean sitting at your laptop in the EU welfare project you live in? Between having the welfare dept. buy you laptops, wheelchairs, and always-on internet, and take-out matzo ball soups, you must be costing the taxpayers of [wherever], britain perhaps?, a small fortune in upkeep.

  11. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 6:05 am 

    Shoeshine boy has an opinion too. Keeps calling me a jew for no reason whatsoever, without explaining why that would be the case.

    Look uncle Tom, here are real jews:

    Last March Tom Penn and Eve Leigh, the two BoJo and Brexit saboteurs, married, see photo. Looks like a very jewish marriage to me.

    For your information, I am the “natzi” around here, mobster in contrast is the real jew. And I’ll give you the reason for that diagnosis. Although this site is infested with self-defeating white leftists, like empire dave and sissyfuss and although they love to hear themselves barking “racist” and “natzi” and other virtue-signaling bs all day, they NEVER gloat about the demise of the white race in North-America and if you dig a little they will whisper that they don’t like mass-immigration either. Siss even admitted the existence of “no go areas”. But you have to listen carefully to hear that. It was the main reason why empire dave voted Trump in 2016, something he loves to brush under the carpet now.

    But mobster is constantly gloating about the demise of “evil whitey”, he openly professes to want to rape. And he wants to nuke Russia, because of its resistance against the US-jews-aspired NWO, now somewhat defunct. And he always quotes jewish sources. Next you apply the Duck Test:

    “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”

    And that’s all the proof you can hope for.

    Got it, dummy?

    Now what are your arguments that I am a jew? Because I am so smart? LOL


    (Don’t expect any arguments from his tribe, a rain dance perhaps or a wooden penis shaft, but that’s it).

  12. JuanP on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 6:22 am 

    Cloggie, how can you glorify what happened in Germany in World War 2 after this.

    Holocaust survivors: The families that weren’t meant to live
    A group of Holocaust survivors and their families gather in Prague’s Old Town Square to recreate a photo that was taken in 1945, when the survivors had just been liberated from Nazi concentration camps. The survivors were part of a group of children flown to the UK to start new lives after World War Two. Unlike the Kindertransport – which rescued thousands of children in the early years of the war – this group had been through the concentration camps and survived against all odds. BBC reporter Hannah Gelbart, a granddaughter of one of the survivors, tells the story of the orphaned children who had everything taken from them, and re-built their lives together.

  13. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 6:55 am 

    mobster says: “Cloggie, how can you glorify what happened in Germany in World War 2 after this.”

    Next he brings up SURVIVORS, an other word for people to whom didn’t happen that much during the war, other than doing work for the German war effort for lousy pay and food.

    Your point?

  14. Anonymouse on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 7:34 am 

    No cloggedcolon, you are what would be refereed to as the board ‘troll’, and ‘spammer’ That you believe yourself to be a some kind of pseudo- white(ish) nationalist, is both false on the one hand, and immaterial on the other.

    No one here has any idea why you are here, who you are talking to, or trying to convince even. I realize you measure intelligence by endlessly quoting one of the worst tabloids in the UK, infowars, and on occasion, quoteing climate change deniers and other assorted internet flotsam. Ok, that is how you measure intelligence, but we humans have different standards.

    And, If you are asserting that stupid kikes cannot exist, I dont know about that one, clearly, such rodents can, an do exist. If you want to see what one looks like, just wheel yourself into your bathroom and take a long look at your at your rat face in the mirror cloggtard. Easy. Even easier than getting on your sodden ass and going to say, an actual protest. Of any kind. Hell,if you even went to a protest demanding your government increase the monthly welfare stipend, that would be something. But, truth be told, I think you’d be too lazy to do even that much.

    You see, the full extent of your faux-battle against the ‘NWO’, consists of calling Demented Davy(and his sock), an itinerant goat fu….’farmer’ from buttplug Missoura stupid names, like ‘Empire Dave’ on this niche pages, un-moderated comments section. And the only reason you do spend the entirety of your days doing that, is because you would have been banned ages ago on registered side, where you probably wouldn’t last a week.

    Got it now, dummy?

  15. Anonymouse on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 8:16 am 

    I have decided to leave this stupid Vancouver Island. It is overrun with slant eyes. I am considering Wyoming because it is the whitest state in North America and least yid.

  16. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 8:34 am 

    The one day PM BoJo:

    “Senior Tories fear Boris could be ousted on his first day in Downing Street if Jeremy Corbyn calls for no-confidence vote due to tiny Parliamentary majority”

    “Farage in secret meeting with Tories at exclusive Mayfair club as Brexit Party leader discusses secret pact to keep Labour out of No. 10”

    “More Boris Johnson neighbours confirm ‘tear-up’ with partner”

    Neighbours of the man who overheard a row between Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds, prompting a late-night police callout, have corroborated his account of the incident with one saying the “tear-up” led him to believe that someone was being murdered.

    Where would we be without the Guardian, for information and interpretation!

    Strange though that both Carrie and Boris told the police that everything was “fine”. Carrie probably had no knife through her throat at that occasion.

  17. More Davy Identity Theft on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 9:07 am 

    JuanP on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 6:22 am

    Anonymouse on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 8:16 am

  18. Cloggie on Sun, 23rd Jun 2019 9:49 am 

    Fascinating what a little digging reveals…

    Carrie Symonds was the victim of a black taxi driver rapist in 2009:

    “John Worboys: Victim Carrie Symonds’ story”

    A confident blonde in her first year of theatre studies at Warwick University, she had no idea that accepting a lift from a seemingly well meaning taxi driver would lead to nearly two years of torment.

    Interview with an ex of Carrie:

    “‘WHEN IT’S BAD, IT’S AWFUL’ Boris Johnson’s girlfriend’s ex lifts lid on ’emotionally charged’ and ‘highly passionate’ relationship”

    To be fair to BoJo, he was the one who was calm and tried to calm Carrie, when he had spilled wine on her sofa:


    The row blew up when Boris — favourite to become Prime Minister next month — spilt red wine on Carrie’s favourite cream cushion and light-coloured sofa.

    The spat came just hours after he had emerged victorious in the final round ballot of MPs in the Conservative leadership battle. On the same day, Carrie — a victim in 2007 of black cab rapist John Worboys — had seen her attacker plead guilty to four new charges of drugging women.

    This explains a lot. Actually both BoJo and Carrie get more sympathetic by the hour.

    Give these people same slack, folks (so BoJo can get his Brexit thingy

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