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    resource shortages, here we go again.

    The UK Indy reminds us that back in the 1970s, a 5% shortfall was enough to cause a 400% price rise... and we don't have enough alternative energy infrastructure. They're predicting shortages within 4 and a half years.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...ts-453068.html

    Meanwhile, on the H20 front, the Vartry reservoir tunnel collapse could leave 150,000 households without water with no warning, should it collapse. For years, apparently.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...286488533.html

    There should be a high profile campaign to get this fixed ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    resource shortages, here we go again.

    The UK Indy reminds us that back in the 1970s, a 5% shortfall was enough to cause a 400% price rise... and we don't have enough alternative energy infrastructure. They're predicting shortages within 4 and a half years.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...ts-453068.html

    Meanwhile, on the H20 front, the Vartry reservoir tunnel collapse could leave 150,000 households without water with no warning, should it collapse. For years, apparently.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...286488533.html

    There should be a high profile campaign to get this fixed ASAP.
    There will be, but it will be a 'Trojan horse' for the privatisers, alas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    resource shortages, here we go again.

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    Well don't tell that to Sam Lord. He tells us there is plenty for everyone. He thinks it is a conspiracy by capitalist reptiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngdan View Post
    Well don't tell that to Sam Lord. He tells us there is plenty for everyone. He thinks it is a conspiracy by capitalist reptiles
    So you believe that peak oil is a myth ..... but that there is a water shortage in the world? That is truly bizarre ... even by Youngdan standards.
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    Looks to be plenty of water in ireland last year. no shortage of water here either, except for due to global warming it has turned to snow.

    I need to gas up my monstermobile today so if I am not back you will know that I died in the riots due to the oil shortage. Please pray for my safety Sam,

    I expect to pay about 2.90 a gallon today

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngdan View Post
    I expect to pay about 2.90 a gallon today
    *Yawn*

    It's like when the needle got stuck in the groove of those old LP's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ryder View Post
    There will be, but it will be a 'Trojan horse' for the privatisers, alas.

    Oireland Inc. 2.0.
    Sigh. Probably right, but depriving half of Dublin and Wicklow of water for years is definitely the worst of two evils...

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    Well don't worry about the oil anyway as I made it back safely. there is no shortage and it is dirt cheap. The Irish choose to pay 10 dollars a gallon of their own free will. They voted and will vote for socialism every time. They are deluded and that is their problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngdan View Post
    Well don't worry about the oil anyway as I made it back safely. there is no shortage and it is dirt cheap. The Irish choose to pay 10 dollars a gallon of their own free will. They voted and will vote for socialism every time. They are deluded and that is their problem
    Well, the oil price has just hit 90 bucks a barrel and it is all over the Beeb tonight.... along with food inflation.

    UK Independent's headline is "the coming hunger"

    'twould be interesting to know if the North Dakota field you posted up is counted in anyone's "proven reserves" yet? Or is it still, like Ireland's fabled offshore resources, merely speculative??

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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    Well, the oil price has just hit 90 bucks a barrel and it is all over the Beeb tonight.... along with food inflation.
    Gold and beans!

    As JHK recently put it:

    Oil closed over $91-a-barrel on New Years Eve. That means it's well into the price zone where it crushes economic activity of the type were used to: everything from the sales of Dunkin' Donuts to the subscriber base of cable TV to hotel stays in Disney theme parks.The shaggy beast people call "recovery" is Bigfoot, a creature often reported and never actually captured. I began this long forecast by implying that we were quite out of our gourds collectively. Since one of my cardinal beliefs is the idea that delusional thinking rises in exact proportion to economic hardship, I can only conclude that the national state of mind will deteriorate further.
    Thus all which you call Sin, Destruction—in brief, Evil—that is my true element.

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    An interesting blog here on Oil and the Employment link.

    It also points out how OPEC is likely lying about it's capacity, as OPEC reserves are not audited and the ability to raise production is not audited either:-

    http://ourfiniteworld.com/2011/01/03...t-link-part-1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    Well, the oil price has just hit 90 bucks a barrel and it is all over the Beeb tonight.... along with food inflation.

    UK Independent's headline is "the coming hunger"

    'twould be interesting to know if the North Dakota field you posted up is counted in anyone's "proven reserves" yet? Or is it still, like Ireland's fabled offshore resources, merely speculative??
    That's the price you pay for supporting a global economy.

    Global economy should read as global monopolies, with the wealthy buying up all our natural resources and then demanding extortionate prices.

    If you buy products that are made in third world sweatshops or choose to support multinational companies over national companies then you only have yourself to blame.

    Enjoy your gruel!!
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    I hate to break this to you, but when the oil supplies go down, so will everything. Whether you are Victoria Beckham or a hippy living in a kibbutz..

    UK indy led with this today http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...n-2177220.html

    The price of cereal to make that gruel will be one of the first things to go through the roof.
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    Oil Rises for First Time in Three Days as Alaskan Pipeline Shuts

    They better fix it soon or the price will go beyond $100 per barrel.
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    ..... and it just DID

    expect more riots

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0131/oil-business.html

    Economy screwed. Can predict this merely from the oil price. More bad debts, here we come. And just wait for the eejits in the ECB to make things worse by raising interest rates.

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