The musings of a useful idiot (Thomas Sowell): Is the US Now on the Slippery Slope to Tyranny?

I try to not be overly partisan here in the blogosphere or even in life.  I like to keep my objectivity as when one is engaged in partisan battles it becomes very difficult to do that mainly because you’re constantly on the offensive or defensive.  That tends to create a bunker mentality and you can’t see the entire battlefield to observe what all the players are doing if you’re holed up in the bunker.  Clearly, everyone doesn’t operate... Read More

Oil Expert Matt Simmons: "We’re going to have to evacuate the gulf states, can you imagine evacuating 20 million people? This story is 80 times worse than I thought."

I’ve posted a few articles on oil expert Matt Simmons’ take on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.  The problem now is bad weather is moving in to complicate matters due to a tropical wave in the Caribbean that might move into the gulf.  I personally don’t know enough about how likely an evacuation could be and I’m guessing that this would have to get fairly Katrina like before people were made to evacuate, but even if the storm is not as... Read More

Peak Oil: The real reason behind deep water drilling

  Peak Oil is a concept that’s been a cause of concern over the past few years.  It’s basically a reference to the steady decline in oil supplies after production levels peak.  There are a variety of studies out on this and various estimates of when this will occur, but most estimates put Peak Oil occurring within the next decade, if not sooner. There are even some estimates that suggest that we’ve already reached Peak Oil.  This is the... Read More

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