Monthly Archives: December 2015

Oil Price Rock and Roll

It’s hard to believe today that in May, 2008, Goldman Sachs analysts were forecasting that oil would reach US$200 a barrel within two years, or that the late Matt Simmons, founder of the energy investment banking firm Simmons & Co. … Continue reading

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The Road to Moscow Runs Through Central Asia

Russia had long blocked China’s attempts to create an infrastructure development bank under the auspices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional body, fearing it would become a tool for Chinese economic expansion. Beijing responded by sidestepping Moscow, establishing an … Continue reading

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Imagining Future Worlds: Why Intellectuals Always Get it Wrong

Why Intellectuals Can’t Think Most Intellectuals Possess No Practical Skills Because most intellectuals are unable to think or act in practical terms, their future imaginings take on the trappings of all they have been told going back to university — … Continue reading

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Why Russia and China Can’t Innovate

Russia and China Disappoint Once upon a time, Russia and China were considered the economic powerhouses of the future. Those two bright stars — along with the rest of the BRICS and Turkey — were supposed to propel the global … Continue reading

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Newer Life Extension Pathways

Mitochondrial Health Microarray screening revealed that epigenetic downregulation of the nuclear-coded GCAT gene, which is involved in glycine production in mitochondria, is partly responsible for these aging phenotypes. Treatment of elderly fibroblasts with glycine effectively prevented the expression of these … Continue reading

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A Visual Tutorial On Money from The Money Project

What Is Money? Infographic #1 Courtesy of: The Money Project The Money Project acknowledges that the very concept of money itself is in flux – and it seeks to answer these questions. __ http://money.visualcapitalist.com/what-is-money-infographic/ The Properties of Money: Infographic #2 … Continue reading

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SpaceX Scores Two in One: 11 Satellite Launches Plus Successful Recovery Landing of 1st Stage Booster

Elon Musk Goes Long Way Toward Redeeming Himself Elon Musk’s SpaceX finally achieved another successful space launch — plus it achieved its first successful recovery landing of a first stage booster rocket. This “two in one” success should go a … Continue reading

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Government of Sweden Committing Genocide

Sweden is forced to marry a man she did not choose, yet she is expected to love and honor him even though he beats her and treats her badly. And on top of that, her parents (the government) tell her … Continue reading

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China is at War With the World — In One Way or Another

Why is China Attacking the US? This is an easy question. China is attacking the US because China is #2, and the US stands in its way. In order to become #1 — even in East Asia — China must … Continue reading

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Russian Government Prepares for Hardship, Decline, Unrest

Did No Russian Die in Recent Years? The only way that the latest Russian government figures about increases in life expectancy can be true is if one assumes that not one of them died in recent years, an obvious absurdity … Continue reading

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Climate Apocalypse Cult Hijacks Clean Earth Movement

Everyone loves pristine places: Clean air, clear water, blue skies. No one likes pollution such as one sees in Beijing, Moscow, or Mexico City. Everyone wants to see a clean Earth. So how did the “clean Earth movement” get so … Continue reading

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Are All Black Immigrants Potential Terrorists?

the next place from which terrorism is likely to emerge is Africa… __ Anatoly Vishnevsky Massive Swelling of Unemployed and Unemployable Black and Muslim Populations to Swamp Developed World in Violence and Poverty This is an opportunity that Putin cannot … Continue reading

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BRICS Built on Faked Economic Numbers

For 20 years, benefiting from very low income levels and a huge labour market combing with a willingness to embrace Western investment, China has sustained double-digit growth. Now, as the labour pool dries up and labour costs rise that growth … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me, Little Serfer Girl?

… rich landowners were given a free reign to treat their workers as they wished. Many were cruel masters who operated in the knowledge that the peasants had little choice but to carry on in their employ, or leave and … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Brew Your Own Drugs and Chemicals at Home

Automated Molecular Synthesis vs. Biosynthesis of Drugs The image above displays Martin Burke’s molecule-making machine. It is capable of automated chemical synthesis, sometimes described as a “3D Printer for Chemicals.” The machine is meant to facilitate the automated synthesis of … Continue reading

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US Charitable Giving: Government vs Private

US Government Global Humanitarian Assistance In the fiscal year 2015, the US Agency for International Develepment (USAID) and the Department of State provided more than $6bn in life-saving humanitarian assistance. __ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/dec/10/global-humanitarian-crisis-continuous-increase-funding Private US Charitable Giving In 2014, the largest … Continue reading

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Russia Has Nothing to Worry About

Russian officials are announcing that Russia has finally seen the worst of its recession, and that now the economy is set to grow again. And none too soon, because — to take auto sales as an example — things were … Continue reading

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Weak Global Economy to Suppress Oil Prices Through 2016

Oil Production Outstrips Weak Global Demand The International Energy Agency (IEA) November report offers no hope for an oil-price recovery any time soon. Over-supply and weak demand for oil will dominate through 2016. … The IEA and EIA reports taken … Continue reading

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Neurotrophins, Neurogenesis, and Depression

Neurotrophins Help Nerve Cells Develop, Function, and Survive Natural brain neurotrophins can encourage neurogenesis, as well as helping to guide neurons to their proper locations in the brain, helping them make functional connections, and promoting their survival under certain adverse … Continue reading

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Testosterone: King of Hormones

It’s been well established that men perform better than women when it comes to specific spatial tasks. But how much of that is linked to sex hormones versus cultural conditioning and other factors? __ SD Testosterone Helps One to Quickly … Continue reading

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Fertility and Abortion in the Holy Land

Over most of the planet, fertility rates for more primitive, lower IQ populations are appreciably higher than for more advanced, higher IQ populations. One blatant exception to the rule appears in the middle of the Holy Land. Populations of Israeli … Continue reading

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China Desperately Needs Resources and Water

China’s default setting is resource scarcity. Take something like water where it has 7% of the world’s fresh water sustaining 20% of humanity. … as China urbanises at a much faster pace than it has been you’re going to have … Continue reading

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Is Nuclear Power Really the Safest Form of Energy?

Historically, nuclear energy has proven the safest form of power generation in the nation-states that have implemented it. In countries such as France, Germany, the US, the UK, etc., nuclear energy has shown itself to be very safe. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Collapse of an Unstable Russian Federation

Mr Putin brought into motion forces that thrive on war and nationalism. These are not the forces of imperial expansion—Russia lacks the dynamism, resources and vision that empire-building requires. They are forces of chaos and disorganisation. __ Beyond Putin More … Continue reading

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Geopolitical Undercurrents Whorl About the Oil Price Vortex

Poorly constructed buildings are more vulnerable to tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, than are buildings of sounder construct. The same principle applies to economic constructs. A relative economic vacuum is accompanying the “black hole vortex” of low oil prices, causing human … Continue reading

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