The Automatic Earth: January 16 2012: Quo Vadis, Britannia?

Usaco energy independence is a scam and a bad joke. But I watched the Giant / Packers game, replete with commercials and washed down with the cheapest Virgin Island rum last night, and it dumbed me down enough to believe it. Stoneleigh has dealt with fracking and the "new technologies" in detail here already, especially in terms of NG. I think the most interesting aspect to this charade is **why TPTB are pushing it. Like the pension fund fiasco, it is one way of extracting some serious dumb money, but that doesn't explain the entire disinformation campaign. Regarding war with Iran. I think it is pretty obvious even to a non-military specialist, that Iran can shut down Persian Gulf oil, maybe indefinitely. Without a successful land invasion in the area surrounding the Straits of Hormuz, this is a no brainer. The Iranian military has specialized in ship killing. I feel that ...

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