Saturday, July 27, 2013


Paul Craig Robewrts citing the Yale Journal for International Affairs says the the US is planning a preemptive nuclear strike against China.  If the Yale Journal knows you can bet the Chinese know too.  

No doubt we have the capability of pulling off the strike and could probably blow China off the map.  But why would we want to.  You can think of several reasons but the chance they would attack are minimal. They do not have a navy big enough to send troops to our shores.  They are developing a fleet of missile subs not as good or as many as ours.   You  can bet they are targeted to deliver the most damage to large Us cities.

One must keep in mind we have lost the last two wars we started .  Iraq was attacked on false information because GW Bush wanted a war to make himself  a wartime president so he could pass programs that could not be passed in peacetime.

Doses China have a desire to attack us , I doubt it , because they have internal problems so huge they are devoting all resources to prevent a revolution.  As I predicted long ago China would run out of resources and would be unable to maintain the rate of growth for long.  You see it happening right now.  They build city after city that have no inhabitants and may never have any.

They have scoured the world buying up all kinds of resources and must have a way of delivering them to their shores.    We pushed the Japanese into WW2 by cutting off their oil.  We could do the same to China.

But the brains in the Pentagon have decided that a preemptive nuclear strike is what they want to do.  Early plans have already started to roll and no civilian has seen the plan.  What that constitutes is a runaway military totally out of control. 


Sunday, July 14, 2013


Current headlines of a 100 year supply of natural gas that fracking technology gives us ,is simply another bubble built by the  companies doing the fracking.   CHECK THIS STORY OUT to gain some insight into the truth of the 100 year claim.   

Clearly spelled out in this piece is the  methodology used to get to that number.   Applying real world estimates reveal a 11 to 23 supply of gas. Yet we are betting the countries future on this myth.

You see coal plants shutting down , you see planned nuclear plants cancelled, you see solar and wind sites being shelved because the nation is going to depend on natural gas.  

Their are huge terminals being built to export gas .  If the facts presented in the story are anywhere near correct there are huge losses in store for the companies betting their wad on this technology.

Well productivity declines 76 to 94 % in 36 months and the company has to punch more wells to keep production up.

At the low gas prices paid today they are loosing money hand over fist and have started selling assets to make up for losses in revenue


Thursday, July 11, 2013


An Impertinent Question
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Permit me an impertinent question (or three).

Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to shrinking and dismembering it; (2) intimidating or bribing many current senators and representatives to block all proposed legislation, prevent the appointment of presidential nominees, eliminate funds to implement and enforce laws, and threaten to default on the nation’s debt; (3) taking over state governments in order to redistrict, gerrymander, require voter IDs, purge voter rolls, and otherwise suppress the votes of the majority in federal elections; (4) running a vast PR campaign designed to convince the American public of certain big lies, such as climate change is a hoax, and (5) buying up the media so the public cannot know the truth.

Would you call this treason?

If not, what would you call it?

And what would you do about it?

A good question indeed stated as plain as you can say it.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Samuelson  a 40 year business  reporter suggests is this piece that we would be better off without the Internet. He believes that Facebook, Twitter and texting have killed all our social skills..  Couple with the revelation the dear ole uncle is spying on us just recently is the end of democracy .He also believes that has ruined journalism and destroyed newpapers including free weekly newspapers.

There is no doubt that the net has brought about vast changes in our daily lives , some good , some bad , and the end results for some have yet to come to there end.  

I don't like all the texting and twittering (neither of which I use) but understand why they are popular.   Being an Old Coger I  am slow to adapt to these new toys.  Unlike the net which I was on very early and probably addicted to for years.

It has changes journalism and the way news is delivered in ways that bother me. News shows that rely on lots of twitter to do what they call news can make me flip the dials quickly.

Given all the annoying features of the net mentioned above for me there are too many features that I could not live without today.  

First consider the ability to check our illnesses , drug side affects by itself is worth the loss of privacy.  You hear of something new to you mentioned on the air or in a story that you know nothing about , you simply jump on the net and study away.  ( an example for me was when derivatives were being touted as to complicated to understand even for the guys who wrote them ) was a challenge I had to take up.  Took me maybe six months of work but finally I figured them to be noting more than a bet backed by nothing.  

When folks get old or banged up instead of fighting the crowds in stores you visit dear ole Amazon and buy just about anything you need,  some places you can even by you food on line. Or if you just hate to shop like my wife , Amazon is a god send.  It makes looking for a specific item easy as pie, instead of having to march thru 10 stores to find what you want.

One of the most important gains for me was devices like Amazon's  Kindle which until I got one I didn't read hardly at all because of an eye injury which limited me to 20 minutes of read time.  Since my Kindle I have read well over 100 books on lots of subjects , making the nights with little of value on the tv livable.

As for destroying journalism , one can say it certainly changed how we get our information.. Sadness for all those who lost their newspaper jobs is tought to take as lots of good people have had their careers disappear with little chance of replacing them.  Some have  survived on sites that wern't around just a short while ago. It takes more work today to dig out places and stories that you need to see but it can be done.   When you consider that all newspapers and tv news are built out of a few sources and are the same.  

The bottom line is are you willing to sacrifice your privacy for the information available to you on the net.   If you look at the new data collection center being built in Utah you can figure they are recording every word, site, and info you put out on the net. They know everything about you or your intent.  

They say they have stopped many terrorist acts using this technology and maybe they have.  But anyone seriously planning something is not going to use the net.   Osama is the latest example of someone planning something that didn't use the net.  So you can look at ancient methods of transmitting data, couriers, carrier pigeons , blackbirds (as in Game of Thrones), signal flags or smoke signals.   A bad guy would be a fool to use the net for a planning device.

Given all the negatives , I'll keep my net running and will be a lot more careful in what I write on things like this blog.  In the past I have not been that careful and given the standards today would be in trouble using that language today.