Shake, Rattle and Roll in Japan

Natural forces vs humans. Why build nuclear power plants near fault lines? Related Links When the tsunami hit – @julieposetti Location of that extraordinary #Japan #Tsunami video RT @gumb Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken. Co-ords: 38.9089, 141.5698 # Japan earthquake: Footage of moment tsunami hit Before and after Japan’s Nuclear Crisis: Lessons for the U.S. All right, it’s . . . → Read More if you dare: Shake, Rattle and Roll in Japan

Kevvie, U and I

This is the week Kevvie’s fortunes will be decided. If he can’t swing the National Conference in favour of whacking the no new mines policy, the rodent will be in like Flynn with a walloping wedgie. While Garrett and Albanese continue to fight the good, if completely misguided, fight, Kevvie is confident. Why aren’t these . . . → Read More if you dare: Kevvie, U and I

Of SubPrimes and Pigs in Shit

With the passing of the Ides of March, we have strong suspicions that the second market correction may be over – will there be a third? It is possible the subdued buying of resources – first copper, then zinc – by the Chinese in the past little while was deliberately orchestrated to engineer prices down . . . → Read More if you dare: Of SubPrimes and Pigs in Shit

The Energo-Fascism of the Future

Here’s an excellent essay on what the very near future may look like in a world dominated by a dwindling supply of oil and a thirst for nuclear power. Michael Klare examines “energy blackmail in a great-power world and the Big-Brother-style dangers of making nuclear power a major future alternative source of energy.” An excerpt: . . . → Read More if you dare: The Energo-Fascism of the Future