The Peak Oil Crisis: The Mother of All Black Swans

March 18, 2015 11:05 PM26 comments

Even Saudi Arabia’s oil minister is starting to talk about the advent of a “black swan.” These are defined as completely unexpected developments which cause lots of unexpected change. I believe we are going to be seeing a major black swan event in the not too distant future. It should […]

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Boycott Dolce & Gabana

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Stupidity never goes out of fashion. This much was confirmed after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, a gay Italian couple that designs overpriced clothes, viciously smeared gay families. The traitors’ words were identical to ugly attacks used by anti-gay activists. In an interview with Italian magazine Panorama, Dolce and Gabbana […]

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The NFL’s Borland Rejects Football

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Far, far more significant than this week’s resignation of 33-year-old Rep. Aaron Schock, a Republican freshman egotist from the U.S. Congress, is the resignation of Chris Borland, an even younger 24-year-old National Football League player. Both are described as the youngest ever to resign from their respective professions. The two […]

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Are 47 GOP Senators ‘Traitors?’

March 11, 2015 6:53 PM41 comments

The appalling development of the week: Did you see that 47 Republican Senators were filmed riding a bus in Oklahoma singing outrageously racist lines? Oh, wait! Well, you can understand why I might mix those two events up. They bore a lot of similarity to my mind. As for the […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: An Update

March 10, 2015 4:52 PM0 comments

A lot has happened to the global oil industry in recent months. First it is important to understand that the concept of “peak oil,” the time when global oil production starts to decline, is alive and well despite the current, and very temporary oil glut. Conventional oil, the kind that […]

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Forward vs. Backward America

1:53 PM3 comments

It is ironic that those who often pose as patriots and extol themselves as “real” or “traditional” Americans are the most likely to be a drag on our nation. There really are two America’s, forward and backward, and the Republican Party and its apparatchiks have a monopoly on the latter. […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Answering the Mail

March 4, 2015 8:53 PM1 comment

I certainly do not want to ruin great television, but after two months on Capitol Hill, I can finally tell you what I have long suspected: Congress is not at all like Frank Underwood would have you believe. I have not had time to binge-watch the latest season of House […]

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Netanyahu Fans Nuclear Threat

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Add the extremely dissembling effect of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress Tuesday, famously organized by the Republican Congressional leadership behind the back of President Obama, to the growing chorus of voices demanding the U.S. get into another war in the Middle […]

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Israeli Republican Benjamin Netanyahu Should Go Home

March 3, 2015 3:44 PM0 comments

  I am a fervent supporter of Israel, yet I bitterly oppose Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in front of Congress. This disgraceful talk is the result of political collusion between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Netanyahu to humiliate President Obama, sabotage nuclear talks with Iran, and help the Israeli leader […]

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Missing the Point Of This Year’s Oscars

February 25, 2015 4:57 PM0 comments

It seems to me that everybody is getting it totally wrong and missing the real point about this year’s Oscars. The best pictures of the past year, taken as a lot, are an incredible assemblage of cinematic excellence, deep social concern and an abiding, non-saccharin optimism. In this context, the […]

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