Plasybryn's picture

The Crash Course

Just finished reading the book. Excellant read. Not totally convinced about the timing of  "Peak Oil". Seems there is still a lot out there. New finds now in Somalia and that doesn't include overshore fields yet. (See Range Resources)

Twenty years ago I read "Beyond the limits" by Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows & Jorgen Randers (sequel to the famous "The limits of growth")

ccpetersmd's picture

Tentative Travel Plans

Admittedly, this is an odd piece to post, but I've been a member of this site for the past several years and I have yet to find another group of people as intelligent and helpful, so it seems natural to raise this issue here. Over the past year and a half, we sold our house, liquidated my private surgical practice, greatly (although not completely) eliminated much of our "waste", and are considering a dramatic change; a year or two of travel with our three sons.

Sevnstarr's picture

From XKCD: How much is a trillion in 2011 US dollars?

Money: A chart of (almost) all of it, where it is, and what it can do.

Money: A chart of (almost) all of it, where it is, and what it can do, in 2011 US dollars. From

Follow the source or click the image to see expandable PDF version.

JuanGalt's picture

Ron Paul finishes a strong 2nd in New Hampsire Primaries w/ 23% of vote

Romney may have won going away in what was basically his backyard home state but Paul has now finished a close 3rd in Iowa (less than 4% behind 1st in what I think was fishy last minute results) and an even stronger 2nd in New Hampshire.

All the other candidates have experienced up and down campaigns with none sustaining strong steady growing support outside of Paul and Romney.

Karlx1's picture

How can I ensure access to housing?

Hi all,

I haven't been around here very long, so I might have missed this in the WSID section or the forum, but maybe one of you could help me out here.

After reading through the interesting "Closing The Collapse Gap" ( in the Essential Articles section, I wondered about people being forced to leave their homes, like during the housing crisis in the US or like what recently happened in Spain for example.

JuanGalt's picture

Very touching Ron Paul Ad

For those who have not seen it yet.

Share it and help make it go viral.

Also, it's worth watching Dr. Paul's first reaction to the ad when interviewed about it on live radio. That video is to the right of the ad video. Thanks!



mikem777's picture

What are the latest numbers for total bank loan $s and $s on deposit

What are the latest numbers for total U.S. bank loan $s and $s on deposit (and source)?

MrEnergyCzar's picture

Need opinion from the experts here...

I'm posing this question to you guys because you are the most intelligent group I've come across regarding Peak Oil, investing and the economy.  My close friend has been preparing for peak oil with the standard preps, is debt free, lives below his means etc...  However, he doesn't believe that being and staying diversifed, regardless of what you "think" will happen, is the safer way to go.  He wants to be mostly cash (age 37) rather than have and maintain an even percentage of cash, bonds, tips, gold, silver, stocks, reits (doesn't own any shelter).

JuanGalt's picture

RON PAUL did an excellent job at the debates on Saturday night YET...

when they interviewed the bought and paid for press after the debate they did not even mention his name once. They pretty much covered everyone else and of course focused on Gingrich and Romney.

IMO, I thought tonight was one of Paul's strongest debates. He has consistently polled within the top 3 or 4 candidates (despite mainstream media blackouts and negative press) during the entire process and most recently has been polling #2 or #3 for the critical and upcoming Iowa Caucuses. Yet, more obvious maintsream media bias and blackout of course.

shell's picture

national debt

the debt is DELIBERATE, not the result of foolishness

it is the means to total power and effective ownership of all assets

bankers control the politicians who legislate spending above tax receipts, requiring borrowing

it is  the interest on that debt that is key--5% on 15 trillion and growing--every year and requiring increased borrowing to pay the interest