The coming oil supply crunch, looting, a few ideas

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The coming oil supply crunch, looting, a few ideas

One thing I've noticed missing from this site are discussions about taking political action. This is because I think you need a positive politcal message (i.e., what we are for) and community and cooperation building is outside of politics -- not something to add to the deficit :-).

But there are things that can be done if anyone is interested:

Find synergy with other groups, on the web and elsewhere. For example, Downsize DC at http://www.downsizedc.org/ . This is a non-partison political action organization dedicated to smaller government.

Engage government budget agencies directly. For example, phone numbers and e-mail addresses to contact the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) are at http://www.cbo.gov/contacts/ .

A petition organized around the Crash Course may be an effective way of communicating to the CBO that their economic projects to 2019 are not correct. See: http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9957 . A petition may be better than a lot of e-mails but I know it requires some work and advertising.

And if you are feeling helpless and angry political action is a healthy alternative :-)

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Re: The coming oil supply crunch

Although I believe that we have passed peak oil, it is not obvious that it will shortly cause TSHTF. There will eventually be a time when demand for oil exceeds supply. It will likely occur within the next five years, but it does not seem imminent to me. When it occurs depends on when the world economy recovers to some extent. It has been reported that Saudi Arabia will have an excess production capacity of more than 4 million barrels per day by summer. Other OPEC countries have additional excess productive capacity of about 2 million barrels per day. With other world capacity declining by about 2 to 3 million barrels per day per year, it should take a couple of years to produce another tight supply situation. Have a look at:

http://financialsense.com/editorials/abdallah/2009/0414.html

It seems to me that neither the public at large, the economy, nor anyone in government, is likely to be bothered by oil supply problems until prices begin to seriously increase. The present economic crisis ought to proceed however it will without much impact from oil prices for a couple of years. If TSHTF soon it should be an economic event, not an environmental or fuel crisis.

 

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Re: The coming oil supply crunch, looting, a few ideas

Another idea is to get the attention of the mainstream press.  This involves contacting reporters who might be interested in writing a story about Chris Martenson and the site.

I can do my part but again I'm wondering if anyone is interested in this....

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