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Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Poland Says Russian Gas Deliveries Tumble By 45%; Europe To Launch Sanctions On Friday, Russia Will Retaliate Yesterday, when Gazprom was supposedly “troubleshooting its systems”, we reported that in what was the first salvo of Europe’s latest cold (quite literally, … Continue reading

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Russian Retaliation Begins: Gazprom “Limiting EU Gas”, Cuts Poland Supplies By 24% In Past Two Days

Over the weekend, we commented that in response to Europe’s latest, and most serious, sanction round which would finally impact Russian energy giants Rosenft, Gazprom Neft (but not Gazprom) and Transneft, “suddenly the stakes for Russia, and thus Europe, just … Continue reading

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We All Knew This Day Was Coming

The ascension of the East and the decline of the West is hanging in the balance of the petrodollar. When (not if) the dollar is replaced as the world’s reserve currency, our economy will collapse. Along with any assets stored … Continue reading

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Russia Reveals “Plan B”: Gazprom Says Gas Transit Via Ukraine May Be Stopped Completely

A few days ago, when we wrote our “explainer” on the need for Russia to have an alternative pathway for its gas, one which bypasses Ukraine entirely and as the current “South Stream” framework is set up, crosses the Black Sea and … Continue reading

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As first US advisers reach Baghdad, Iranians and Saudis airlift weapons to opposing sides in Iraq

When the first of the 300 military advisers US President Barack Obama promised the Iraqi government arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, June 25, Iranian and Saudi Arabian arms shipments were already in full flow to opposing sides in embattled Iraq, DEBKAfile’s military … Continue reading

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Ukraine-Russia Near “Serious Conflict” Following Explosion In Largest European Gas Transit Pipeline

With 2 Russian TV journalists killed in recent days and on the heels of Russia’s cutting off Ukraine’s gas supply for non-payment, Interfax is reporting that: *EXPLOSION ON UKRAINE GAS TRANSIT PIPELINE REPORTED: IFX *INTERFAX CITES UKRAINE INTERIOR MINISTRY ON … Continue reading

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Russia Rejects Ukraine’s Gas Deal; 2am Eastern Deadline Looms

As suspected given the huge distance between the bid and offer, the EU-brokered Ukraine-Russia gas deal has failed: GAZPROM CEO MILLER LEAVES SITE OF UKRAINE GAS TALKS GAZPROM SAYS TALKS ENDED, DEADLINE WON’T CHANGE (negotiate that!) RUSSIA REJECTED EU’S GAS … Continue reading

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U.S. Gasoline Consumption Plummets By Nearly 75%

by Jeff Nielsen The collapse in the “civilian participation rate” (the number of people working in the economy) and the “velocity of money” (the heartbeat of the economy) indicate an economy which is not merely in decline, but rather is being sucked downward in … Continue reading

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Gazprom CEO says China gas deal will affect European market

Russia’s landmark deal to supply natural gas to Chinawill affect prices in Europe and have an impact on international liquefied natural gas projects, the chief executive of state-run Gazprom said on Friday. Russia and China signed a 30-year gas supply contract on Wednesday worth a total … Continue reading

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Tom Steyer: Green Energy Presents Opportunity ‘to Make a Lot of Money’

More… Tom Steyer raising campaign funds for climate change

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Russia And China Finally Sign Historic $400 Billion “Holy Grail” Gas Deal

There was some trepidation yesterday when after the first day of Putin’s visit to China the two countries did not announce the completion of the long-awaited “holy grail” gas dead, and fears that it may get scuttled over price negotiations. … Continue reading

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The Communist Chinese Takeover of All US Energy

The Giveaway of American Energy to the Chinese The Bundy affair affirmed the fact that Chinese are being handed control of solar energy inside the United States and that this is being facilitated by Senator Harry Reid. The takeover of … Continue reading

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Ukraine looks to Europe for gas as Russia ups pressure

Ukraine said on Friday it would turn to Europe for gas and won a promise of help from Brussels after Russia warned it could cut supplies over Kiev’s refusal to pay Moscow’s “political, uneconomic price” for supplies. Presenting a united front a day … Continue reading

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SouthernPrepper1: Pros and Cons to a outside wood boiler

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A Modest Proposal for Green Energy

From YouTube: In 1729, Jonathan Swift sarcastically called for the eating of the young, so they could feed the Irish poor. He would be glad to know that we are in a progressive era, where the murder of babies for … Continue reading

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Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

By Michael Snyder What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year?  Our key infrastructure, including the Internet and the power grid, is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to … Continue reading

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The “Ukraine Situation” Explained In One Map

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Extra power for everyday or a disaster

Ravpower Model RP-PB03 and Model RP-PB13

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State Dept.: Not Building Keystone Pipeline Could Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Not building the 875-mile Keystone XL Pipeline could result in the release of up to 42 percent more greenhouse gases than would be released by building it, according to the State Department. Not building the pipeline “is unlikely to significantly … Continue reading

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SilverFire Super Dragon: Gasification is Back!

From YouTube: This video shows how amazingly easy it is to control the output of a SuperDragon over a long period of time. The goal to can for 90 minutes at 15PSI was easily accomplished. With the stove only filled … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Could Soon Reach $5

(Marketwatch)  Natural-gas futures jumped on Wednesday, set for their highest close since June 2011, and prices may still have quite a rally ahead.  February natural gas NGG14 +6.55%was last at $4.68 per million British thermal units, up 24.5 cents, or 5.5%, on … Continue reading

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Prepper Festival in New Castle, Virginia (April 19, 2014) – Now Accepting Vendors

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Prepper (noun) – A person who is prepared, or striving to be prepared for incident, natural disaster, etc. A person actively preparing or being prepared for situations that may affect the stability of home, life, or financial situation. Planners of the … Continue reading

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Gasification Indoors!

From YouTube: A way cool Top Lit Updraft Gasifier (TLUD) that requires no power. It is a lightweight, portable natural draft chimney stove designed for both indoor & outdoor use! The ability to cook indoors under shelter is a key … Continue reading

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FUKUSHIMA RADIATION ALERT: Iwaki City, Roughly 30 Miles South Of Damaged Reactors Measured 21,000 Nanosievert Per Hour At NETC Station

Independent monitoring in Iwaki City, Japan reported to the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center (NETC) logged a huge spike in radiation with a reading coming in at 21,000 nSv/hour, versus a baseline average reading of 226. According to the International Commission … Continue reading

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Fire Power! Organic Rankine Cycle

From YouTube: My goal for 2014 is grid independence by converting heat into electricity. This is a New Year’s resolution to stay on this project when ever I have free time to build an ORC ( not like in the … Continue reading

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Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

There was no background radioactive cesium before above-ground nuclear testing and nuclear accidents started. Wikipedia provides some details on the distribution of cesium-137 due to human activities: Small amounts of caesium-134 and caesium-137 were released into the environment during nearly all nuclear weapon … Continue reading

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A Potato Battery Can Light Up a Room For Over a Month

Here are some good news: Researchers have discovered that a potato boiled for eight minutes made a battery that produced ten times the power of a raw one. Haim Rabinowitch, an agricultural science professor, and his team found that using … Continue reading

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TEPCO: Not all pumped-in water reached overheating Fukushima reactors

Fire engines were used in a desperate, and ultimately futile, attempt to pump water to cool overheating reactors during the early phase of the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. According to a … Continue reading

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Highest Radiation Level Ever, Lethal In 20 Minutes, Recorded Outside Fukushima Reactor

With all the excitement about Japan’s soaring stock market (if plunging wages), crashing non-digital currency (leading to soaring energy prices), recent passage of an arbitrary secrecy bill (“Designed by Kafka & Inspired By Hitler”), and ongoing territorial spat with China, … Continue reading

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IRAN SANCTIONS BITES THE US IN THE A** AS IRAN RESPONDS WITH PETRO GOLD SYSTEM!

Since June of 2012 I’ve been talking about Iran circumventing SWIFT and though it hurt their economy, initiating devastating inflation and great harm to the Iranian people, Iran has taken the hits from the sanctions but founded what could now be called … Continue reading

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Staying Charged Up! A Battery Strategy

From YouTube: From communication to security, having a way to keep your gear at peak power is very important. Whether it is during a storm, an accident, or a long term power outage finding ways to ensure your equipment is … Continue reading

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Keystone XL Construction

“I think the goal of the country ought to be, ‘How do we grow the private sector?’ If private-sector growth is the goal and Keystone pipeline creates 20,000 new private-sector jobs, build the damn thing.”  George W. Bush November 18, … Continue reading

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The Coming Bust of The Great Bakken Field

As with all oil fields, there are only so many sweet spots and areas to drill.  The 63,000 bd decline rate at the Bakken only has one way to go — and that’s higher.   If the present trend continues (highly likely) … Continue reading

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EPA Reduces Ethanol Requirement

The Environmental Protection Agencyslashed the amount of ethanol that oil refiners must blend into the country’s gasoline supply for the first time Friday after months of intense lobbying by the biofuel and oil industries. The EPA had increased the amount of … Continue reading

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CNN: Fukushima children pay the price of nuclear energy gone wrong

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We’re In The Most Dangerous Moment Since the Cuban Missile Crisis

Scientists Warn of Extreme Risk We’ve long said that the greatest short-term threat to humanity is from the fuel pools at Fukushima. The Japanese nuclear agency recently green-lighted the removal of the spent fuel rods from Fukushima reactor 4′s spent fuel pool. The operation is scheduled … Continue reading

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Batista’s OGX Files Bankruptcy: Largest Ever In Latin American History

In line with what we discussed last night, once cajillionaire Eike Batista’s net wealth has now collapsed to less than -$746.5 Million according to Bloomberg as Veja notes, his “take over the world” company OGX has declared bankruptcy following the breakdown of … Continue reading

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Petrodollar Demise…The Death of the Dollar?

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Iran Announces 34 New Nuke Sites

Iran plans to build many new nuclear plants with atomic reactors along its coastlines with the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea, Iran’s top nuclear official announced on Thursday. The announcement comes just a week after Western nuclear negotiators claimed that … Continue reading

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United States becomes world’s largest producer of oil in 2013

The US has surged to be the world’s lead oil supplier because of growth in shale oil. Shale crude and condensate production at 2.5 MMB/D in 2013 is now slightly over one-third of total US crude production, and shale NGL … Continue reading

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