A Look At Freedom's Currents

A Look At Freedom's Currents
Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others. . .they send forth a ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert F. Kennedy

21st Century's Priority One

1) Implementation of: The Promise of New Energy Systems & Beyond Oil ___________________________________________ #1 Disolves the Problem of the ill designed "Corporism: The Systemic Disease that Destroys Civilization." through simple scientific common sense ___________________________________________ _________ Using grade school physics of both Newtonian and Nuclear models, does anyone foresee counter currents of sufficient size to minimize/change direction of the huge Tsunami roaring down on us, taking away not only our Freedom, but our Lives? Regardless if our salaries are dependant on us not knowing the inconvenient truths of reality (global warming, corporate rule, stagnant energy science) portrayed by the rare articles in the news media? I know only one - a free science, our window to Reality - that easily resolves the Foundational Problem of Quantum Physics and takes E=MC2 out of Kindergarten

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Oil Producers Say Speculation, Not Supply, Is Causing Pain at the Pump

Freedumb, Freedumb, Read All About It! In a world of exploding human population, with its myriad needs, wants and desires, the economy keeps falling, with more and more working people around the world, poorer, lacking basic needs and going hungry. Freakohnomics: The new 21st Century Supply & Demand Economics - absolute greed, absolute power brings on absolute madness - Turns into Freakohnomics gone berserk. Or mafia economics by deliberate Design - the greater the need, the higher the price of all commodities required to sustain Life. The Outcome, economic strangulation and workaholic enslavement of a people was not designed by the lord thy God, nor (for the non-believer) is it a Natural or Nature's Law, nor a Scientific Law

The Deadly Dangers of a Mis-informed, Dis-informed & Un-informed Population, Ultimately to Itself, History Provides Ample Evidence.

The Solution: The Promise of New Energy Systems & Beyond Oil

Evaporates the Problem: The ill designed "Corporism: The Systemic Disease that Destroys Civilization." when lacking a Bill of Rights for Human Life

Mild shock and disbelief barely registered in the nation of the most productive, overworked, underpaid, underinsured, vacation deprived, low paid slave/workers in the world, as they watched their bridges fall down along with their retirement savings in equity & stocks, while their taxes, gas, energy and food costs continued skyrocketing to uncharted realms and many continue to lose their homes and go hungry; as the masses stagnated in unmovable traffic, and government departments threatened to close due to lack of funds - On the bright side, the worldwide corporate 2% greedy guts, individually, had aplenty, more wealth than 30 nations combined, apiece.... irrelevant to who is paying for their errors (as in subprime loans).

As common sense in science is lost with the continued stagnation of our energy base and deep troubling theoretical foundational issues in physics, so too, Civilization's Survival Parameters fly out of sight, out of mind, along with the values and morals inherent within new scientific understanding which new energy systems would reveal. Scientific Stagnation bodes an ill wind to evolution, sustainability, and survival as "cycles of humiliation, dumbing us down, violence, and Unrestrained Corporate Greed prompting resource wars with nuclear finality" join hands with global warming and ecological imbalance to precipitate the historical "rise and fall of civilization" - a Tsunami accelerating toward us with a far more spectacular event than the legends and myths of 'Atlantis and Lemuria"........ had more people known that Energy from Corn (or going backwards to a dimwitted concept of radioactive nuclear power application ) sounded a wee bit kindergartenish and senile for the twenty first century......the Future may have had a chance.

Saudis: Supply Is Not the Problem
Oil Producers Say Speculation, Not Supply, Is Causing Pain at the Pump

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 22, 2008—
Saudi officials confirmed today that they will increase the country's oil output by 200,000 barrels a day in the month of July, a move that some hoped would help ease prices around the world.
But whatever positive effect the Saudis' production hike might have had on global oil markets was probably wiped out this week by rebel attacks in Nigeria that likely will take more than 300,000 barrels a day off the market, experts at the Jeddah Energy Meeting said today.
Saudi King Abdullah said the country was ready to increase production even further, if customer demand warrants it, but he said -- speaking for most of the oil-producing countries at the meeting -- that supply was not the problem.
Saudi Arabia also announced it is building a new refinery with tthe assistance of the French energy firm Total. Refinery capacity has been a serious bottleneck, limiting supply to the market.
Despite these announcements, Abdullah said he does not believe that problems with oil supply is what is driving up global prices. Instead, he blamed the "selfish interests" of financial market speculators.
"There are several factors behind the unjustified, swift rise in oil prices, and they are: speculators who play the market out of selfish interests, increased consumption by several developing economies, and additional taxes on oil in several consuming countries," the king said.
However, Abdullah said that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest producer of oil, had always met its customers' demands and would continue to do so.
"We increased because they (our customers) asked for it," a source in the Saudi oil industry told ABC News. But he echoed the king's assertion that supply is not the problem: "Right now, the majority of people think the price of oil is very high. There is no justification for this price."
A draft of the final statement expected to come out of the meeting declares that there is an urgent need to "take the necessary measures to guarantee the stability and permanence of the energy system and raise refining capacities" and "the strengthening of transparency of financial markets having regard to their impact on world petroleum markets," according to a report in Algeria's official APS news agency.
By taking steps to "reinforce transparency," the goal is to gain a more clear understanding "of the impact of international financial markets on prices and their volatilities," the statement will say.
The statement will declare "the need to take steps to collect more information about the actions of investment funds," as well as about speculators and "unreal judgments about the real price of a barrel of oil and the future of the crude market."
U.S. officials have disagreed with the Saudis over the reasons behind the sharp rise in gas prices, saying that it is because of growing demand, particularly in the developing world.
"The world faces an extraordinary time that, in my view, demands responsible action from both consuming and producing nations," U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said. "In the absence of any additional crude supply, for every 1 percent of crude demand, we will expect a 20 percent increase in price in order to balance the market."
Bodman was adamant that the current high prices have to do with market fundamentals -- supply and demand. He noted that supply has been stagnating every year since 2003, while global demand has surged.
Oil market analysts generally blame a number of factors for the high oil prices:
A perception that present supply isn't there, and in the longer term, we've hit a period of peak oil -- growing demand cannot be met, especially by Saudi Arabia, the "Central Bank of Oil."
A weak dollar -- since barrels are priced in dollars, any drop in value pushes up the number. Plus, money has moved into the oil markets as a hedge against the weakness of the U.S. currency.
Political instability, from talk of a war on Iran to actual disruptions, especially the recent rebel attacks in Nigeria, concentrated on the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Tough talk from the Bush administration about potentially attacking Iran instantly drives prices up.
The weak performance of the U.S. economy -- lack of confidence in the American economy accelerates the dropping dollar, which again, raises prices per barrel and puts upward pressure on prices.
The rise in global demand, clearly driven by emerging markets (i.e., the "Chindia" factor -- booming economic growth in China and India).
Saudi Arabia called the meeting of producer and consumer nations, as well as top executives of the world's largest oil companies, after oil prices jumped nearly $11 in a single day on June 6. The price surge was blamed on a combination of weak U.S. employment figures and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz's comments that a military strike on Iran was "inevitable."
As shocking as that one-day hike might have been, the fact is that it is just part of a trend that has seen oil prices double in the past year. Prices closed at nearly $135 a barrel on Friday. The effect of this sharp increase on a world that runs on oil has been dramatic.
Inflation rates have risen around the world, sparking protests from Asia to Western Europe, and forcing the world's major central banks to consider raising interest rates in an effort to slow the rise of consumer prices.
Turning out for the meeting were officials from OPEC, the main body representing oil producers, and from the International Energy Agency, the main body representing consumers; representatives of the Internatonal Energy Forum, a Saudi-based organization that meets every two years to bring consumers and producers together; and representatives from 36 countries, 22 oil companies and seven international organizations.
"I really believe strongly that there is a political will of oil producers and consumers to lower the price and stabilize it; otherwise, they would not have come," the Saudi oil source told ABC news.
Though the meeting today raised hopes that something substantial would come out of it that would ease prices, Libyan oil minister Shokri Ghanem said that was unlikely.
"You can't get any decision on important matters in the energy market in a meeting of three hours," Ghanem said.
He echoed the belief of other oil-producing nations that financial speculation, not supply problems, are raising prices -- and went even further, claiming markets are over-supplied.
"There's oversupply in the market," he said. "We believe the prices are high, but it's not because of supply and demand."
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