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by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Nice little video about the monetary system
Replies: 45
Views: 19764

Amusing and scary in equal measure. Think I need to watch it again soon just to make sure I really do understand it, even though I was aware of 'the insane world of fractional reserve banking' from reading the weekly rants of the Mogambo Guru. They don't even teach debt counsellors this evil debt cr...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Peak Oil" - no. "Energy Security" - ye
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

stumuz wrote:To my absolute surprise he knew all about it and further informed me of a few things about peak oil and ?energy security? as well!
Unless we're talking the official secrets act or somesuch, do please tell...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Peak Oil" - no. "Energy Security" - ye
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

'Energy security' seems to be a broader term for the trouble ahead, eg gas supplies, brownouts, blackouts, geopolitical issues, nuclear power debates, renewables, efficiency measures etc. And as the environmental issues are now widely acknowledged, they serve as a convenient cover to gives some poli...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Theory Could Distort Energy Policy and Debate
Replies: 15
Views: 3508

There's a similar 'industry insider vs sceptical doomer' debate going on over at LATOC at the moment. http://www.peakoilstore.com/forum/index.php/topic,1878.0.html Whether peak has happened already, or it happens 15-20 years time, worldwide industrialisation guarantees it, and makes it all a bit aca...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Megastructures
Replies: 2
Views: 2428

When they were passing comment on the environmental impact, one of the loyal employees actually said "...We're cleaning the sand." :shock: And towards the end, they showed a road bridge crossing the dried out Athabasca river. Those ginormous trucks, three times the size of an SUV, may beco...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Megastructures
Replies: 2
Views: 2428

Megastructures

Saw an interesting documentary on the Canadian oil sands extraction operations on the National Geographic channel last night. The huge scale of these operations (Athabasca)(sp?) is something to behold, though some of the breathless and largely uncritical commentary (a Brit accent reading an American...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting back into debt
Replies: 40
Views: 7962

www.housepricecrash.co.uk might offer some insights. Also www.dailyreckoning.com for a view of the fast contracting US housing market and bubble economy. I think the housepricecrash site peaks and troughs graph of inflation adjusted house prices shows the picture well. I agree with the basic premise...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Fear as a motivator for change
Replies: 20
Views: 7997

Erik wrote:[nice soft toilet paper will have to be substituted with handfuls of leaves
In a globally warmed Spain, any leaves you can forage will be too toasted and crumbly for that purpose... :D :D :D
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Fear as a motivator for change
Replies: 20
Views: 7997

It's a fine quote but if we lack the serenity to handle this, it can kind of take over. Was just watching a sixties American film - The Graduate. Street scenes with those big old cars. And then wondering what future generations would make of that kind of background stuff. So I can't even relax with ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Invest in gold NOW!" ... errr ... why?
Replies: 48
Views: 10577

:D :D Don't need razorblades. Got a hairy face instead! Maybe a few scalpel blades might be worth stashing away. Agree gold is about the only worthwhile investment for when it all starts to go horribly wrong. Like now. To be traded in later for entire city blocks, though I'm not sure I'd want one of...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: OT: more Money / Inflation stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

May I recommend http://www.321gold.com/archives/archives_authors.php?author=Richard+Daughty The Mogambo Guru provides an amusing weekly read, he tells lurid tales of Central Bank abuses, creating 'money' out of thin air, as they do. It was through reading contrarian humourous economic stuff like thi...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More BANANA nonsense
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

'Scuse my ignorance... BANANA? (I've heard of NIMBY though)
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mexico - Cantarell crashing
Replies: 19
Views: 3750

Just noticed the topic drift here - but continuing on a military aviation note, as I posted elsewhere recently, the Mexicans are buying sophisticated Sukhoi 30 fighters to protect their offshore rigs. Maybe they won't need to bother now...

There. That gets us back to Canterell. :D
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mexico - Cantarell crashing
Replies: 19
Views: 3750

"BAE Systems, formed from the merger of British Aerospace and the weapons businesses of GEC, is the country's largest manufacturing company and its largest industrial exporter with more than 90,000 staff around the world". (Pasted from a BBC News article) I suspect that this firm has dimin...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is There A Painless Way To Fill The Oil Supply Gap?
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

I'm not a economist or well versed in any of the statistical stuff. But why would supply exceed demand for seven years or so? That would force prices down and thereby make the substitute technologies uneconomic?