Saturday, January 23, 2010


How Right Were We? Jan 22, 2010 -- US Raises Concern Over China Oil Policy --

This story by Kjell Aleklett (co-founder of ASPO International) announces that the U.S. is getting tense over China's aggressive pursuit of oil reserves. It's short and pretty scary. It quotes Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, of Maryland.

In 2005 I sat in a private one-on-one meeting with Roscoe Bartlett in his congressional office. He had made posterboard enlargements of two maps I had just published at FTW. He had also enlarged a couple of charts by Matt Savinar. My maps showed how international and geostrategic competition was brewing over diminishing oil reserves. One focused on the world and one solely on Africa.. Congressman Bartlett asked me what I thought was coming next. It was clear that China was in play everywhere. I pointed at Venezuela and the Caribbean, and West Africa. I said, "Proxy Wars". The next day Bartlett took my two my maps and Savinar's charts into a private one-on-one meeting with George W. Bush. -- Just ask him.

How right was I?

For the newcomers these are not "The Map", I refer to so often. That's a metaphor. But I guess these show that I know how to make real one. It just makes me sick to see the reality.

We are truly in the Endgame now. -- So I'm going out to see one of the best guitarists in the world tonight, Michael Jost. He's a good friend and has played some tracks for The New White Trash... Balance.

From Jenna Orkin

From spas to banks, an economy high on drugs
Britain raises terror threat level to "severe"
India tightens air security
Alert: Female Suicide Bombers May Be Heading Here From Yemen
Newsweek: U.S. doesn't check visas before flights leave
'We Can Never Have Complete Air Travel Security'
Petraeus: Missile-Shooting Ships on Station in the Gulf (from Rice Farmer)
Could Mississippi Delta Become U.S.'s Haiti?
Al Qaeda Could Provoke Indo-Pakistan Wars
"they ("Al Quaeda") intend to destabilise not only Pakistan, but the entire region by provoking confrontation between India and Pakistan through terror attacks. This is a very complicated issue and very dangerous for the entire region as a whole," he added."
Pakistan rules out fissile talks for now: diplomats
Venezuela's oil estimates doubled
Preparing for Hurricane in Haiti Day Before Earthquake
Over 2,000 Karens flee Myanmar army raids

Bernanke future in doubt as Dems defect
Paul Volcker: the 'big man' behind Obama reforms
Geithner Has Concerns About President's Proposed New Bank Rules
Obama's 'Volcker Rule' shifts power away from Geithner
What Scott Brown's victory really means
What if China's bubble bursts?
Quarter of US grain crops fed to cars

Pentagon official spied for China Japan's new ‘facial’ security
Pentagon to Merge Next-Gen Binoculars With Soldiers’ Brains
Removing Part of Skull Makes for Better Brain Scans
Head of bomb detector company arrested in fraud investigation (Iraq)
High radiation levels blight Iraq
Officials Say Kids Need Second Dose of H1N1 Vaccine
Doctor Argues We Should Ration End-of-Life-Care
Mother "Not Clever Enough To Raise Child" Has Baby Snatched (Ireland)


OrwellianUK said...

"Al Qaeda could provoke Pakistan-India war."


The US intends to balkanise the entire region and so will ensure Al-CIA-DUH appears on cue.

cj said...

Dairyman Chooses Bloody End to Life's Toil

Anyone know if Codex Alimentarius and the Food Safety Act have become laws of the land yet?

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The heavy rains in California last week were unusual. I grew up there and have no recollections of ever having that kind of severe weather. Now I am here in upstate NY expecting torrential rain and flooding tomorrow when we usually have prolonged below freezing weather this time of year. How much of this is going to continue before anyone in the mainstream media makes a comment?

MCR said...

I am just receiving a report that weather shows that the North Atlantic Conveyor Belt has collapsed. I'll have a separate blog entry.

The last time I saw rains this heavy in LA was 41 years ago.


Jeff said...

Anthrax in heroin,wonder if it is same strain as in us mail???

David said...

Oh that's so frigging cute that the US government thinks China should "share" the oil its buying the rights to. Not interested in a 'free' market any more are we? Well, if China must be nice and share, how about on a per capita basis, Roscoe Bartlett? What could be more fair than that? And who do you propose, Mr. Bartlett, be the one to go over there and convince them that one of US is equal to 10 of them? Talk about some brass balls... And shouldn't they also 'share' w/ countries like Cuba and Bolivia and Chad if they're going to be fair and do what's right? For that matter, if fair is fair, shouldn't the United States be doing that?

Aquariel said...

Hi Mike, I don't expect you to remember but my daughter and I met you at the Peak Oil Conference in NYC 2005. I remember that terrific hug we got from you. I haven't had a hug like that since. I wish we could keep in touch somehow. I have wanted to tell you a thousand times how much I appreciated the work and information that you got out to those of us who would listen. I wonder if more are listening to you know. Please see - I have your video featured there and wrote a bunch of comments. Hope to keep in touch. I Love you Mike and always will. You will never be forgotten by me and I'm sure lots of other people as well. Love AC

Aquariel said...

P.S. my email address is