Monday, March 29, 2010

Some Things Never Change


A Bomber Jacket Doesn't Cover the Blood

Just as Bush II landed on an aircraft carrier in safe waters, clad in a ludicrous fighter pilot costume, Barak Obama just happened to stop by to visit our occupying horde in Afghanistan. Wearing a crisp new sporty bomber jacket, with the Air Force One logo in place of unnamed aerial killers, Obama assured his carefully posed minions, "We face a determined enemy. But we also know this: The United States of America does not quit once it starts on something."

Nothing changes when it comes to war. A white-haired old man said it best, many years ago:

"Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
- Mark Twain, "Chronicle of Young Satan"

Oil Production Lags Further Behind

Falkland Islands oil disappoints for Desire Petroleum

One more bump on the road to Peak Oil.

This is how Peak Oil works. There's oil down there, somewhere, but getting to it and producing it is not possible within economic and energy constraints. It would take more energy to produce the oil than can be derived from it.

Oil companies have always explored non-productive wells and fields. It is this ratio of non-productive to productive oil exploration that defines Peak Oil.