OilPrice.com, By Andy Tully, July 13
According to BP, drivers whose vehicles rely on burning oil have a little more than a half-century to find alternate sources of energy. Or walk.
BP’s annual report on proved global oil reserves says that as of the end of 2013, Earth has nearly 1.688 trillion barrels of crude, [...]
It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing.
The Guardian, By George Monbiot, May 27
Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by [...]
And for Pete Seeger, 94 was too young:
That’s not a philosophic question – it’s the raison d’ etre for The Agonist.
John Adams’s answer:
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to [...]
Since the confluence of Thansksgiving and Hanukkah is so rare, we’ll combine the two traditions.
Back in the ’60s, one hippie slogan was “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” Well, what if they gave a riot and everybody came?
For irony, click the photo and note the banner.
Some few people have noted that November 11 was originally designated Armistice Day, and commemorated peace, not the glorification of war and warriors. It was that way when I was younger and was observed in a solemn mood; sober, thoughtful sadness. People wept – [...]
We’re doing it wrong?
There were complaints my last rice pudding recipe took too long to make. Thus rice pudding again, only quicker – from C.S.Lewis. (and a thought for your day)
“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas
The poet was talking of old men, but the American Global Capitalist Empire seems determined to follow his advice. It will not to go gently, but like old men, it will go. We pretty much [...]
Grandma knew the river would be high. The snowpack was still melting even in mid-July. The ranchers in the valley would be wearing grins like hogs at a slop bucket as they saw their pastures and hayfields sprout with the bounty from the San Juans. She always had water for her own herd and [...]
As you may recall – you few, you happy few who actually follow my shitty little blog – I took a vacation last week.
I’ve been having a tough time at work with many transitions in process, changes and alterations, radical and minor. I’ll be moving from my current digs shortly, my old supervisor retired, [...]
HOUSTON – A man filed a civil lawsuit against his former employer after he said he was tortured and humiliated in front of co-workers and customers for nine months. Bradley Jones, 45, worked at Fred Fincher Motors for more than four years. He said for the last nine months, his fellow employees began sneaking up [...]
So there I was, stuck in rush hour traffic, eastbound on Hwy. 26 heading into Portland. Creeping along at a majestic 17 MPH, I was focused on not rear-ending the car in front of me. Or at least I was until, without warning, I heard an awful sound, something that could only really be described [...]
EUGENE, Ore. — The Football Performance Center at the University of Oregon features rugs woven by hand in Nepal, couches made in Italy and Brazilian hardwood underfoot in the weight room that is so dense, designers of this opulent palace believe it will not burn.
This is Oregon football. There is a barbershop with [...]