Monday, May 17, 2010

"New World Order" Currency Crisis in the MSM

From Jenna Orkin

"New World Order" Currency Crisis
Ron Paul: US Could See Greece-Style Riots
Outgoing U.K. Treasury Chief Secretary To His Replacement 'There's No Money Left'
Israelis Debate How to Deal With a Nuclear Iran
Morgan Stanley: Full-Blown Quantitatve Easing May Be Needed To Save Europe, And We Could Still See 1987 Redux
30,000 Air Force troops have been shifted to the front lines of cyber warfare

Government softens on bank reform
Bernanke: Liar (Again) - from Elizabeth Miller
From The Fed from Elizabeth Miller
How Can Economy Grow Without Bank Loans?
The Mysterious Stagnation of M2 Money Supply - from Elizabeth Miller
Meredith Whitney: Financial Reform Will Cause "Tragic" Unemployment Levels For An Extended Period Of Time

Oil Disaster/Energy/Environment
Iran agrees atom fuel deal with Turkey, Brazil
Opinion: BP's criminal history of creating Environmental crises
BP Capturing 1,000 Barrels a Day From Gulf Oil Leak With Funnel Apparatus
BP reduces leak as scientists find hidden oil
OK, So Now We Know The New Gulf Oil "Fix" Isn't Doing Jack
Ten-mile oil plume found in Gulf
Spilled oil coagulating up to 1,300 metres below surface and as far as 20 miles away from sunk rig
Toxic chemical fear over BP clean-up
Oil spill could be among worst ever
Fresh ash cloud cancels flights ahead of BA strike
Survey: Most TV meteorologists doubt global warming is man-made

Church of England: Not enough religious broadcasting on BBC
Co-opting science for its argument: "The Church of England is worried that religious broadcasting by the BBC will suffer, as the corporation is in danger of 'losing sight of its essence – the DNA that makes it an enduring part of national culture.'"


"e Brutto" said...

The letter recalls a similar note left by Tory Reginald Maudling to his Labour successor James Callaghan in 1964: "Good luck, old cock ... Sorry to leave it in such a mess."

Byrne said the message was meant in jest. "My letter was a joke, from one chief secretary to another," he said. "I do hope David Laws's sense of humour wasn't another casualty of the coalition deal."

It's that British self depreciating sense of humour that gets you Yanks every time LOL :¬))

cfinne192 said...

"There's no money left"--that about sums it all up, no?

Hey Mike--when will we hear more information on CollapseNet? I'm post-ready for things to get underway, but eager to see this community in action. Other than the "bird", what's the word?

cfinne192 said...

Oh, and this is great too:

sunrnr said...

CollapseNet - I was one of the honored few who are beta testing the site.

Once up, it will be much, much more than a blog you have to pay for. It will be a huge resource tool for the long run. Survival networking at it's best.

Don't think of having to spend $10.00 to get access to a blog that's currently free. The money is necessary to keep the site and it's infrastructure up. That costs money, lot's of it.

Instead think of it as your contribution to the survival of all of us. Small price to pay.

Now if I could get someone to get me back in as a beta tester, that would be good. In trying out some of the features, I managed to change something that locked me out.

Such is the nature of testing ...


businessman said...

I saw New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss speaking at a conference yesterday. During the two hours she must have mentioned the term "Crossing the Rubicon" at least 4-5 times.

Before MCR had written his book it was extremely rare to hear anyone using this term, and now it's gone much more mainstream within both politics and the media.

gamedog said...

Coalition creates 100 peers with Lords deal

UN-elected second house anyone?

The coalition document says: “Lords appointments will be made with the objective of creating a second chamber reflective of the share of the vote secured by the political parties in the last general election.”

If that were true, the BNP with 1.9% of the vote would have to be "honoured"!

"e Brutto" said...

The Church of England is basically a spiritual holding company, its function is to reflect the conventional mores of the time, to prevent schisms.
It was created by the state and reflects the mood of the Conservative (Tory) Party being referred to accurately as the Tory Party at prayer.

Perhaps more mutual incomprehension with the former colonies.:¬))

Steven said...

Hi Mike and Jenna,
I have been a reader of FTW since right after 9/11. I haven't been commenting or subscribing, just reading and following your advice for years. I am at a point in my life where I feel that my knowledge and experience might be useful to others concerned with food and water security in the post peak oil age. I have been a certified permaculture designer since 2002, and a water system (catchment is my specialty), and filtration designer as well. I have been living off the grid, growing my own food for the last six years, and have a successful sustainable land development services company (design and build). I was wondering if CollapseNet might be interested in utilizing someone with my skills/knowledge to offer readers concrete survival skills-teaching people permaculture design methodology, organic/biodynamic gardening, food forests, soil building, composting, etc.

I firmly believe that offering these kinds of practical solutions to the problems that we are facing can help to alleviate anxiety and to quell the fears that people have regarding "change"- especially the kind of change that will be forced upon us by the coming collapse.

Let me know what you think....

PS. I also have a quite a bit of old FTW articles and a ton of other stuff archived from 2001-2002. I dont know if you would be interested in any of it....


cfinne192 said...

Sunrnr: Yeah, I think CollapseNet is just what we('ll) need--now, I know the beta-testers were a small group to begin with, but I was wondering [shameless self advocacy ahead] how I can get involved?

I can't imagine other followers here aren't asking themselves the same thing? I know launching something like this has its up and downs and backandforths, but if there's anything we can do to help in the meantime I [we] want to know.

Jenna Orkin, or hell Mike if he's around: let us know what we can do. Something like being a part of CollapseNet would be nothing short of an honor.

Guy Fawkes said...

Businessman, thank you for finding that story that asserts the total in the Macondo Prospect. It's around what I expected. It remains hard to find more detailed figures. Still, two questions come immediately to mind:

1) Is that total what was remaining when they attempted to cap the well, or the total from the beginning? Either way, if we consume 20 million barrels per day in the U.S. alone, is it really worth it to build multi-billion dollar rigs for 2-3 days worth of crude? I'll never understand the infrastructure spent for locations spread out all over the place for essentially "kiddie pools" of quantity.

2) If Matt Simmons believes the reservoir will deplete before it's capped, is he saying we won't have it capped for 2-3 years? If it's "leaking" at 70,000 barrels per day (higher end estimate), then 50 million barrels would take 712 days by my math. I understand perhaps the pressure wanes as it depletes, but isn't there plenty more than can still leak and every minute counts to finding a solution? I don't understand Simmons' despair on this issue.

Elmo said...

Underwater oil plumes... One is supposedly 10 miles long, 4 miles wide, 300 feet thick... How many barrels is THAT, I wonder?

Paul said...


George Ure does the maths

13,033,152,000 gallons, apparently….

and that’s just one plume.


Michiel said...

Nice article on browser 'fingerprints':

Looks like private browsing has become more cumbersome.

Peak Worry(?):

I have a long way to go on that scale, dammit.

Michiel said...

I know a great place to camp out

"This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals "The Door to Hell". It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it's burning, already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite there."

American equivalent

"(2002) the discovery channel takes a look at the centralia pennsylvania underground coal fire which has been burning for more than 40 years"

Elmo said...

The oil spill reminded me of one of my favorite Dr Seuss books: Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Mitchell said...

I too have been beta testing CollapseNet and concur it's MUCH more than a blog-for-hire.

My impression is that the CollapseNet team doesn't need more beta testers right now, rather they're urgently working on critical issues such as site security, so they can confidently assure people their private information won't be compromised.

sunrnr: did you perhaps change your username (e.g. from Beta### to sunrnr)? If so, you need to log in with the new username.

Steven: Speaking for myself, your expertise would be an excellent addition to CollapseNet! Both as a local "lifeboat" resource (lucky people who live near you, wherever you are) and in general, as an expert who can guide people through live Q&A videos, etc. Our family has gotten into backyard gardening, and dabbled in water capture (rain barrels) but not yet permaculture.

Getting back to blogs and free content, it's been mentioned before, Life After the Oil Crash ( is an excellent free site with many similar linked articles daily. Anyone who relies on this blog and doesn't know about "latoc" should definitely check it out.

Colin said...

Elmo, George Ure (
Did pencil it out:

The width is report as 3-miles. But because we expect it’s only 3-miles wide at its widest, maybe it’s only one eighth of a mile wide (660′) on average, or some smaller fraction like that.

And while the thickness is given as “300 feet”, let’s use one third that number – just 50 feet – and then run out some basic numbers and see if the reported 210,000 gallons per day being spoon-fed to the MSM is anywhere near measured reality, shall we?

Dim. Operator Units Multiplies to
L 52800
W X 660 34,848,000 sq/ft
H X 50 1,742,400,000 cu/ft
Gal/CuFt X 7.48 13,033,152,000 gallons
Days / 28 465,469,714 Gal/Day
/ 42 11,082,612 BBL/Day

Peoplenomics this weekend went on to cite the references, like how many gallons are in a cubic foot – that and how many gallons are in an average swimming pool.

The spoon-fed MSM number of 210,000 gallons per day would mean a spill of 11 average swimming pools a day and since we’re 28-days into the event, about 300 swimming pools of oil.

One of the numbers is obviously bullshit. Either BP & gov’t are underplaying the hell out of this hoping to avoid wholesale panic around the Gulf Coast states (can’t blame ‘em…) OR this ‘oil volcano’ continues to be an extinction level event in the works"

Sobering stuff.
Over 4 million gallons per day.
Between polluting our drinking water, destroying our soil and this spill,It feels like we're killing the planet faster than peak oil can become an issue for us.

I've been following Mike since Rubicon and want to give thanks to both he and Jenna as well as everyone here for the years of great insight and useful information.
Steven, you're exactly the kind of guy I expect to find on Collapsenet.

businessman said...

Guy Fawkes...I don't have those answers for you. And to give credit where credit is due, I believe that gamedog, a few weeks ago, may have originally posted that article that I sent you the link to.

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