Just got back from German movie night at Colorado College. Tonight we watched "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katherina Blum" based on a novella of the same name by Heinrich Boell. I had seen it in the mid '80's while stationed in Germany and learning the language. Seeing it tonight was both a refresher and a revelation. The themes and lessons apply precisely to the Bush/Cheney Amerika.
Excellent blog I just discovered: Global Guerrillas
Peak Oil watch: from TheOilDrum.com: Five geopolitical processes, each a positive-feedback loop, and each an accelerant of declining oil production
It is one thing when some crackpot bubble blogger says the market is overvalued and due for a fall. It is quite another when Goldman Sachs, one of world’s largest investment banking and securities firms, says the same thing.
"Wall of Money" set to flow into Asian renewable energy
More Peak Oil: In an exclusive interview with lastoilshock.com, the former head of exploration and production at Saudi Aramco, said that oil production had reached a structural ceiling determined by geology rather than geopolitics, and that the technical floor for the oil price will rise by $12 annually for the next 4 to 5 years as new fields become increasingly costly to exploit
New York Magazine: The Catastrophist View: What would it take to send the U.S. economy—and New York’s—into free fall? A doomsday primer.
When Jim Rogers speaks, I listen: Here he is on "China Bubbles" (not happening) and Bernanke's Printing Press
Finally, from the Freedom From Religion Foundation: Why Jesus?