Surplus Energy Economics. Is Trump the Back Door Man for Henry A. Kissinger & Co? The term Back Door Man has several connotations.
In the original blues song written by Willie Dixon, it refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using the back door to flee before the husband comes home. During the Gerald Ford Presidency, Back Door Man was applied to Dick Cheney as Ford’s White House Chief of Staff and his “skills” at getting what he wanted through opaque means. DISSERTATION JAN 2017. What-world-looks-like-x-africa. Those wishing to explain how this time isn't different refer to the chart below, global population growth.
It moves lower left to upper right, so they infer all must be right with the world? However, if one simply subtracts the continent of Africa from those numbers, global population growth looks a whole lot different. The chart below shows the global population (columns) plus global population minus Africa (blue line). Going forward, the UN's medium (red line) and low (green line) variants for future population estimates (again, x-Africa). Why x-Africa?
Although Africa represents about 15% of global population, Africa only consumes 3.9% of global oil, up from 2.3% in 1980. In 1980 China consumed 2.8% of the worlds oil. Don’t fall for the AAA rating myth. We once believed the Earth was flat.
Then someone sailed out to the edge and came back the other way or something like that with apologies to Pythagoras and others in 5BC. At some other point in history, alchemists were convinced that they could take base metals (for example, lead) and turn them into ‘noble’ metals (like gold). #80. Grossly Distorted Prosperity. GIBRALTAR 1.1. Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table. Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world. PLoS One By Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears.
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy. The study’s assumptions have attracted some criticism, but complex systems analysts contacted by New Scientist say it is a unique effort to untangle control in the global economy. Pushing the analysis further, they say, could help to identify ways of making global capitalism more stable. The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York’s Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo).
Derivatives - The Unregulated Global Casino for Banks. Note the little man standing in front of white house.
The little worm next to lastfootball field is a truck with $2 billion dollars. There is no government in the world that has this kind of money. This is roughly 3 times the entire world economy. The unregulated market presents a massive financial risk. US Debt Ceiling Visualized: Stacked in $100 dollar bills @ $16.394 Trillion Dollars. US Government Budget Visualized: Tax Revenue & Deficit stacked in $100 bills. On The Trail Of Dubai's Stolen Gold: A Robbed Client Breaks The Silence, And A Fascinating Detail Emerges.
On Christmas Day, 2015, we told our readers the fascinating tale about the Turkish-Iranian gold smuggling ring - perhaps the biggest and most brazen in history, one which lasted for years, which saw billions in gold transported out of Turkey and into Iran to allow Tehran to circumvent the western financial sanctions using gold as a medium for bater, and which was all made possible thanks to the tiny Emirate of Dubai.
What made this particular instance of gold smuggling especially memorable is that it reached to the very political top in both Turkey, and Iran, and Dubai. Here, for those who missed it the first time, is the letter that Gold.A.E.'s stunned clients received in late December: Brazil, like Russia, under attack by Hybrid War — RT Op-Edge. Pepe Escobar is an independent geopolitical analyst.
He writes for RT, Sputnik and TomDispatch, and is a frequent contributor to websites and radio and TV shows ranging from the US to East Asia. He is the former roving correspondent for Asia Times Online. Born in Brazil, he's been a foreign correspondent since 1985, and has lived in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Washington, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Even before 9/11 he specialized in covering the arc from the Middle East to Central and East Asia, with an emphasis on Big Power geopolitics and energy wars. He is the author of "Globalistan" (2007), "Red Zone Blues" (2007), "Obama does Globalistan" (2009) and "Empire of Chaos" (2014), all published by Nimble Books.
"A Total Game Changer" - From Over-Population To De-Population. Submitted by Chris Hamilton via Hambone's Stuff blog, Strangely, the world is suffering from two seemingly opposite trends...overpopulation and depopulation in concert.
Mutation of Medieval Feudalism Into Modern Corporate Capitalism: The Rise of Neofeudalism in Corporate Governance...