Middle East Energy Feast.

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Illegal war, Oil
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Oil warsHere we go again. Now that Iraq’s oil is under American control (As if it was ever about anything else) we have a new target, Iran.
Just like the last invasion it’s all about keeping nuclear weapons out of the middle east. I guess nobody bothered to tell the administration about the benevolent Israeli arsenal. Seems to me that the ultimate curse for any minor country in the world is to discover oil under the soil.

So once again the litany of lies is carefully mapped out to convince the wooly masses that it’s a noble cause. “Your either with us or with the terrorists.”
I maintain that when it comes to America, the pot is unequivocably calling the kettle black. How many times can they get away with this behaviour before the rest of the world sees it for what it is, calculated empire building.

I must stress that I’m referring to the administration, not the people. Most Americans live in a closeted world of media fed bullshit. Those with the courage and intelligence to see past the propoganda are of course labelled unpatriotic. Revolution number 2…where are you?

Climate For Change

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Climate Change
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Roof top solar cells

A thought struck me the other day as I trolled the web looking for signs that the world was ready to accept global warming.  I can stop worrying about failure to act. I no longer despise the deniers and their shallow arguments. You see, I’m now convinced that we will all shift to greener energy regardless.

Here’s why. Technology. Yup, just as computers, flat screen TV’s and all such devices plummet in price, so too does the technology to produce clean energy.
Imagine that 10 years from now your house can be fitted with solar cells that not only power your home  but your car as well.  Costs no more than a mid priced car and you never pay for electricity or fuel again. Heck, you may even make a few bucks along the way. Why on earth would you not adopt it?

The chinese know this and are already leading the world in solar technology.
The only question for governments in the future is “Do we export or import this?”

The advancement of green power is coming, not from fear of  climate change but good old greed. Will big oil be able to stem the tide?  Well, Chevron is trying, but in the end you can’t stop people latching onto a good thing.

How many Australians know the facts about the global financial crisis?

Many experts in the field of economics have stated that Australia’s response was timely and exactly what was required. Here, here and here. Yet the sheeple amongst us have bought the Liberal lie that we have been put into massive debt by Labour through mismanagement.Fact is that compared to the rest of the world we came through relatively unscathed.
Want to see where we are in regards to debt as a % of GDP?
To save you some time we are number 108.
So why haven’t Labour pushed this point and killed the crap being espoused by the Liberals?

1    Zimbabwe    304.30 %
2    Japan            192.10
3    Saint Kitts and Nevis    185.00
4    Lebanon    160.10
5    Jamaica      131.70
6    Singapore    117.60
7    Italy         115.20
8    Greece    108.10
9    Sudan     104.50
10    Iceland    100.60
11    Belgium    99.00
12    Nicaragua    87.00
13    Israel    83.90
14    Sri Lanka    82.90
15    Egypt    79.80
16    France    79.70
17    Germany    77.20
18    Portugal    75.20
19    Hungary    72.40
20    Canada    72.30
21    Jordan    69.90
22    United Kingdom    68.50
23    Austria    68.20
24    Ghana    67.50
25    Malta    66.20
26    Cote d’Ivoire    63.80
27    Ireland    63.70
28    Netherlands    62.30
29    Philippines    62.30
30    Norway    60.20
31    India    60.10
32    Spain    59.50
33    Uruguay    58.70
34    Mauritius    58.30
35    Malawi    58.00
36    Bhutan    57.80
37    El Salvador    55.40
38    Albania    54.90
39    Kenya    54.10
40    Morocco    54.10
41    Tunisia    53.80
42    World    53.60
43    Cyprus    52.40
44    Vietnam    52.30
45    Panama    49.50
46    Thailand    49.40
47    Costa Rica    49.30
48    Argentina    49.10
49    Turkey    48.50
50    Malaysia    47.80
51    Croatia    47.70
52    Poland    47.50
53    United Arab Emirates    47.20
54    Brazil    46.80
55    Finland    46.60
56    Aruba    46.30
57    Colombia    46.10
58    Pakistan    45.30
59    Bolivia    44.00
60    Seychelles    43.90
61    Switzerland    43.50
62    Sweden    43.20
63    Bosnia and Herzegovina    43.00
64    Mexico    42.60
65    Dominican Republic    41.50
66    United States    39.70
67    Yemen    39.60
68    Bangladesh    38.20
69    Denmark    38.10
70    Montenegro    38.00
71    Serbia    37.00
72    South Africa    35.70
73    Cuba    34.80
74    Gabon    34.70
75    Slovakia    34.60
76    Taiwan    34.60
77    Papua New Guinea    33.70
78    Czech Republic    32.80
79    Guatemala    32.70
80    Latvia    32.50
81    Ecuador    32.30
82    Syria    32.30
83    Ethiopia    31.70
84    Zambia    31.50
85    Slovenia    31.40
86    Lithuania    31.30
87    Moldova    31.30
88    Bahrain    30.10
89    Indonesia    29.80
90    New Zealand    29.30
91    Korea, South    28.00
92    Trinidad and Tobago    26.70
93    Mozambique    26.10
94    Peru    26.10
95    Tanzania    24.80
96    Macedonia    24.50
97    Honduras    24.30
98    Senegal    24.00
99    Paraguay    22.10
100    Bulgaria    21.40
101    Ukraine    20.70
102    Saudi Arabia    20.30
103    Romania    20.00
104    Iran    19.40
105    Venezuela    19.40
106    Uganda    19.30
107    Namibia    19.10
108    Australia    18.60
109    China    18.20
110    Hong Kong    18.10

I find it beyond annoying that we live within a system that favours only two political parties. The Australian Greens, having more than 10% of the electorates vote, are systematically ignored by the media moguls.

One only has to look at the puppet like subservience of  the Liberal and Labour parties to understand that policy by them is determined not by the will of the people, but those with the true control.
Typical leftist conspiracy theory, or a pragmatic view of the facts? Let’s break it down a little shall we?

ETS – Both major parties in initially find common ground with a proposed outcome that essentially bails out the creators of the problem at the expense of the public. Greens recognise this and kill the smelled rat. Liberals bail as coalition split becomes a possibility and core geriatric supporters whine.
Outcome – Both major parties bail on ETS and Greens pillared by Labour. Electorate feel betrayed and shift in polls begins.

Look at any of the issues making headlines and try to find the Greens perspective. You won’t, largely it’s ignored. Yet polling suggests that their position on many issues finds favour with an increasing percentage of the population. One can only imagine their status in a less biased media.