Thursday, June 30, 2005

IT IS OUR FAULT IRAQ IS BAD

EMAIL YOUNG REPUBLICANS!
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From Jesus' General and Crooks and Liars.com

An ongoing campaign to get the Young Republicans to enlist. They are holding a convention in Las Vegas next week and not one of them is volunteering to join the military and fight for freedom and for their leader, Bush.

Please feel free to email these leaders of the Young Republicans and encourage them to do the right thing for once:

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IMPEACH BUSH

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I had a busy day. We have these zuchini vines that produce zuchini so fast if we don't seek and destroy them, they grow as big as baseball bats and are about as tasty as one. Maybe the Yankees need a zuchini baseball bat...

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76 UNOCAL IN THE BIG PARADE

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Warner Bros. Music Man

The battle for Unocal heats up. More than one person has noticed that this is an economic shot across our corporate/military/industrial prows. All the rhetoric about free trade is now being put to a test. Congress, which passed all those free trade laws and which is passing CAFTA now is blanching as they reconsider the wisdom of their ways.

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ENDLESS SUMMER

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Las Vegas golf course.

We humans evolved on the warm sea shores and dry, hot savannahs of Africa. Humaniods then spread over Africa and Eurasia several times, each time, dying off, more colonizers moving out of Africa to replace the now extinct former homohablians. We like grasslands graced with scattered trees and this is replayed in miniature in our landscaping attempts.

A golf course is our Eden.

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GAMBLING DENS

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All cultures go through gambling hysteria phases. None last more than 50 years because it destroys everything in its path while it rages. Like drug abuses or any body/environmental abuses, it can't grow forever because it is so utterly destructive, living organisms fail due to it for it is an addiction as well as a parasitical entity.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

EXPANDING GULAG UNIVERSE

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Everyone wants to do this, no?

Just as reports of torture flow endlessly out of the sewer of our gulag system, so does the system swell in size. Even as the Italians complain about us kidnapping people and ferrying them about to torture chambers, disappearing people just like the German Gestapo used to disappear people in their "Nacht und Nebel" system, well, what can we say?

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WAR OF THE WORLDS

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He is home, he is alive and he is playing soldier.

Just like before WWII, we get the treat of War of the Worlds, back then, the story was 60 years old and today the radio show that started hysteria was 60 years ago. Hollywood, part of the military/industrial complex, rented soldiers and gear from the military for this extravaganza. For an early exposition about aliens, it was interesting but we are much more sophisticated today, well, supposedly.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

ANOTHER MARINE WOMAN

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Just made the news, one week later. A fine woman from my state, From Newsday:
A Bronx Marine corporal was among six people killed last week in a suicide car bombing in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced last night.
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BUSH IS SO DOOMED

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As I expected. Our yellow bellied coward-in-chief, AWOL multi arrested Bush gave his "great speech" which mentioned Iraq and 9/11 together repeatedly...a dozen times. He talked the "hard work" and "difficult work" and "work" over and over enough times to raise blisters on his manicured hands.

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BLACK HAWK DOWN

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Time for some patriotism, dear Prez.

Oh, the right wing fury over the Black Hawk helicopter business! They even made a movie about it. All about how our President didn't protect our soldiers!

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MISSISSIPPI LEARNING

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Rose Aguilar, a freelance reporter from San Francisco, graciously gave me permission to guest blog her latest report in a series she is writing in her quest to understand the Red States.

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CHINA WILL NOW DESTROY DETRIOT

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World's biggest container ship built in South Korea and heading towards the USA.

As our native auto industry sinks in the ocean of oil woes, weighted down by high labor costs/poor gas mileage dinosaurs, just as I have predicted, China steps into the world auto market, delivering the final blow. The Japanese, despite their leader trying to poke China repeatedly in the eye, is heavily investing in automobile factories in China.

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NATURAL GAS PEAK

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Since most homes and many power plants use natural gas for heating, cooking and making electricity, one would imagine the news that we have hit the Hubbert Oil Peak in natural gas would be huge headlines. But this is America the Wasteful and so this is greeted with the usual dead silence.

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Monday, June 27, 2005

BUSH PROVOKES THE FURIES

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The ancient Greeks understood that leaders should be very wary about provoking the Furies. Sure fire way was to announce you are going to severely punish or stop anyone who is doing exactly what you are doing. A famous example was Oedipus who slew his father then announced he would poke out the eyes of any man who slew his father and slept with his own mother.

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FILE SHARING Denial of Service Attack

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My family uses Azureus to get Japanese TV shows that we don't get in America. Not licensed ones, just regular TV shows. Once a show is licensed to appear in America, the feeds cease.

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GREASING WAR RAILS

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Even as total defeat stares us in the face, Bush bashes the drums of war to egg us all on into a battle with the other half of the Axis of Evil---pay no attention to North Korea, it was tacked on as an afterthought--Iran. After meddling in Iran's internal affairs by openly supporting the liberals there, killing their chances of victory, Bush and the neo conmen working for him celebrated the fact that a far right winger is now running things in Iran.

Time for more war!

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FORGET THE 10 COMMANDMENTS The GOP Ignores Them Everyday

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The Supreme Court ruled against P2P file sharing. Those of us who use this stuff, a moment to reflect on the fragility of the web. But also the Supreme Court ruled on the 10 Commandment hoopola run by the right wing Christians.

They lost.

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

MORE EARTH SIGNS

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Scientists and government officials and the media don't want to spook anyone but something really nasty is going on here and I am refering the the biggest, most dangerous entity on our planet: Mother Nature. She is a lovely lady who keeps us alive despite our poisoning the air and water (cough*gasp). But she is also red in tooth and claw and she can eliminate vast swaths of us very easily as she showed clearly a mere six months ago.

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PENTAGON LAMINATED CARD With Instructions for Living in Iraq

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Soon it won't just be Iraqis stepping on this face...

Forget armor! Forget sane programs! Forget tactics that really work when fighting freedom fighters! The Pentagon has the solution to all those soldiers being blown up in Iraq!

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DR. DOOLITTLE

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Note the dog's ears are back. It is scared of the strange man. It wants to get away.

Some of us can talk to animals. Everyone imagines they can talk to their pets but some of us can talk to any creatures, or rather, get inside of them, so to speak. Like any skill, it is both inborn and developed over time. One fad right now is "horse whispering" which is how people talk to scared horses by being gentle. This goes under "duh" for me. I have had violent horses. Whispering to a cocky stallion determined to crush your rib cage or feet would be hilarious to watch. Mostly, I speak loudly in cases like that, or rather, I yell very loudly.

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CHINA WANTS ENERGY


From Xinhuanet.com--oil reserve field.

An interesting thing is going on today. Both America and China are buying oil that is pumped out of other countries and are reinjecting this oil back into the ground again...at home! This is what "oil reserves" are all about. Redoing geology.

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LONDON TIMES- USA In Talks With Rebels

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Photo of today's many bombings...

Amazing, all the stories overseas and not a peep at home. After scooping all those Downing Street memos that detailed the conspiracy between Bush and Blair to launch an illegal war on false premises, now comes more news broiling out of the clattering tea kettle of Iraq.

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IRAN BOOGYMAN

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Picture of missing man who is probably being tortured right now

The neocons and the Israelis want us to go to war with Iran. The Texas oil overlords want us to invade Iran and steal all the oil..for them so they can resell it to us at the highest possible price. The madman running America wants to invade Iran, too. Since going AWOL during the Vietnam war, he dreamed of sending others into battle to die.

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Saturday, June 25, 2005

I AM SPEECHLESS With Anger

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Actually, I am not speechless. I should be after dredging through the sludge of American news media. Time to meet someone: The charming, sweet, young woman who was blown up in Iraq the other day. She isn't nameless. She was a real person.

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BLOOD IN THE WATER

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This is the summer of Jaws. Except with our press corps, it is still summer of Jar Jar as they try to keep the frail fabric of the Bush fabrications from shredding entirely.

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HOME IS CASTLE

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Serfs really don't own anything. Indeed, no one in the Middle Ages really owned anything, everything was contingent on everything else at first. This is why it was called "feudalism". Same as feud, like in, fighting all the time over territory and such. One swore fealty and in return, got to occupy lands and terrorize serfs at will. Once a lord, an old English word for "loaf of bread" got his hot hands on real estate, he would strengthen his defences so he could fight off all comers especially his feudal overlord. Heh.

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CLASSICAL CULTURE: Saving Our Orchestras

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My minor in college was Music. I played the cello for many years. I fell in love with it when I was a child. Why?

We went to Chicago to see "Fantasia". The only part of Fantsia I really liked was the Beethoven Sixth. I was struck directly by a very powerful lightning bolt that hit the tree outside the open window of my bedroom at Yerkes Observatory. Since I loved the pictures of Pegasus in the observatory rotunda, I felt that Pegasus flew down to save me when I was hit. So I was amazed to see the flying horse families in that cartoon.

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Friday, June 24, 2005

BREATHING IS IMPORTANT!

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Trapped by the Berkshire mountains, polluted air will build up this week....(choking badly).

OK. This blog is called, "Culture of Life News" and one thing this editor loves is living. I want to live, I want everyone to be living and happy.

Breathing air is important to living. Three little boys died yesterday and were found today because they suffocated to death in New Jersey. Getting air is vital to living. So while planning my weekend, this is what I learned:

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BUSH WILL STAY THE COURSE

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All week long, NPR and PBS have been under withering fire...from Bush and his army of zombies. The cartoon charaters who appear in subversive shows like Sesame Street or Clifford had to enter the mundane world to testify in Congress. Meanwhile, NPR, reduced to a mere shadow of itself, has become a stenographer for manglers of English.

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CHICKADEES ARE SMART

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When I moved up onto my mountain, the very first winter in the tent, I would put out sunflower seeds on the tree stump next to the tent and feed the wild birds. The boldest and most common visitors were the chickadees. They are pert little balls of fine feathers. A jaunty black cap perched on their heads, really cute little birds.

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ROVE NAILS TERRORIST

KING ROVE

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Karl Rove, in NYC, kicked off a veritable storm on the left with his speech that all but called for patriotic Americans to be put in prison camps, a favorite topic for the fascists running America into the ground. When Bush suggested that Democrats in the Senate didn't fight for America, back right after 9/11, when he was very popular, poor Senator Daschle rose in fury on the floor of the Senate and denounced him only to be slapped in the face by the American media who demanded he apologize instead.

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SABRE RATTLING IN ASIA

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Ever since Condi's "diplomatic" mission in Asia a mere few weeks ago, the sabre rattling there has been pretty loud and getting louder by the minute. Aside from Koizumi's seemingly daily visits to the war criminal shrine in Japan, contention over fishing rights and uninhabited islands is growing.

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FRIEDMAN CELEBRATES JOB LOSSES

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My, having a secure job that won't be outsourced certainly is fun. One can happily poke a hot poker into the ribs of fellow Americans while utterly protected. The cold blooded antipatriotism of writers like Friedman astonishes me. Do the owners of the NYT view our country this way? One wonders and one suspects. Seems many in Congress think this way, too. Certainly, most of our business owners are like this. They hate America.

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

RUMMY HATES GOP KIDS

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Why Bush and the GOP won't demand service from GOP brats.

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MOON/MARS MESSES

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Reconciling dreams of space exploration with realities of limited earth resources is a challenge. I grew up looking to the stars and early on decided that going to the stars was necessary due to our sun's limited life span as well as limitations of our earth unless we humans revert to living like we did 2 million years ago, meaning there could be only half a million humans at most, on earth.

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ROILING OILING

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As the world oil futures markets bubble and broil, the media has one hysterical headline after another. "Oil drops $1!" headlines alternating with "Prices inch up" as disappointment rages. In November, the rulers and the media told us all that world prices were not only going to fall but fall so drastically the oil companies would need protection so they don't go bankrupt with low prices!

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FLAG WORSHIP

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In the news this week right on the heels of attacks on anyone saying our gulags are bad things is the Republican push to destroy yet another part of the constitution: the Holy American Flag amendment.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

THE LAND TIME FORGOT

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Every full moon, Afghanistan hoves back into view. Dead bodies, raging battles, bombs going off. Today, it is all over the news. For example, a very expensive jet used originally to spy on the Soviets was supposedly spying on camel herders in Afghanistan. It crashed, the pilot killed. Of course, coming and going, it flies over Iran...but we are supposed to not pay attention to that.

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WE'RE NOT NAZIS! Screams the Right Wing Media

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O'Reilly's nearest and dearest, it seems.

After sucessfully ignoring the lynching apology in the Senate whereby mostly Northern Senators apologized for the crimes of the Southern Senators nearly all of whom refused themselves to apologize, the media reverted back to what they love doing the most: screaming Nazi-style abuse at Democrats and liberals whenever any of them dare mention the gross similarities between modern Republicans and old style Nazis.

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KLEIN LIBELS MOYNIHAN FAMILY

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Former Senator, Patrick Moynihan (I met him years ago)

The latest Weapon of Mass Dirt thrown by the right wing at Hillary Clinton has crossed over into libel territory on more than one level. The lastest proof of this comes the daughter of former Senator Moynihan of NY in an editorial she wrote for the NY Observer:

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RUSSIA IS NEAR PEAK OIL

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Russian oil field

All signs are now pointing at Russia being at its own Hubbert Oil Peak. The USA and Indonesia are way past the peaks and are in steep decline mode.

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CORPORATE CENSORS

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Bill Gates: "Only I get free speech, everyone else follows orders."

The big news is, China's government censors what people read and write online. The internet, unlike here in America, isn't a free floating forum filled with blogs and alternate news services in China. How does the Chinese government do this?

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GARY HART On Saving American Parties

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From OrcinusKKK march in DC after WWI

Main stream media wonders what is going wrong. They are hemmoraging viewers and readers or the people using their services are increasingly loud and critical. The mainstream parties are wondering what is going wrong, too. According to pollsters, support for politicians across the board in both parties which have had a 150 year death grip on America, is collapsing. The people responsible for this can't understand it because they are the root cause. And the last thing they want to do is ask anyone outside of themselves, what is wrong.

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GOP RECRUITS

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The Young Republicans are meeting next month. Since they will be all in one place, we wish to inform them about a great opportunity to serve their country. Jesus General tried to put an ad in their convention program but they turned it down. So here is my attempt at an acceptable ad.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

BRAVE NEW WORLD

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A. Huxley

During the fifties, Orwell's famous "1984" novel seemed to be the model for future police states. We could call it "the Soviet model". There was another English novel about the future, Huxley's "Brave New World" that was about a society with wall sized TV entertainment and TVs for every bed in the hospitals and genetic engineering with Alphas to Gammas produced to run the system and soma was doled out to the lower level humans to keep them peaceful and biddable.

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WHY DARTH VADER?

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Military space laser shooting down another satellite

The militarization of space moves relentlessly ahead. No article detailing this talks about WWIII but this is what it is all about: the coming conflict with all other nations as America, desperate and bankrupt, simply holds up the world at gun point and openly steals all world resources.

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PROPAGANDA

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Women sit on ground, priests on stools and royalty on chairs in ancient Egypt

We had to endure two election cycles with the news media, owned by very rich men who want to manipulate public opinion, pretending to be horrified by "patrician" behavior. Each cycle, the press revs up their motors and screech their tires as they launch attacks on populist Democrats, accusing them of being brie-eating wine sipping effetes. Why rich people want to attack the Democrats is easy to see.

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Monday, June 20, 2005

DESERTIFICATION

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Heat waves are causing huge suffering with temperatures exceeding 122 degrees F in India, for example. From the BBC news:
More than 100 people are feared killed by a heat wave which has struck central regions of South Asia in the last two weeks, officials said.
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PUMPING/BALLOONING

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From FBI's most wanted poster

Many contrary actions at work means a tipping point has been reached. American housing is 100% oil dependent. Or one should say, cheap energy dependent. The price of these energy intensive houses are going up and up at a mad rate. Meanwhile, the cost of energy is going up and up just as fast. These two forces are contrary to each other...in the long run. One of them has to give and the betting is, it ain't the oil.

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