Tag Archives: China

Worst stock market opening ever

I want to capture this moment, because (depending how things change), people might not have this on their radar screen a month or so from now. Remember, I warned you. The Stock Exchange lost over 5% of its value in the first week after New Year’s, and lost over 900 points. That makes this the […]

Meet the Percapitas! and why we’re facing extinction

This is a five year old article that addresses the crux of our problem in facing human extinction. It’s brilliantly executed by one Tim Murray, and brought to my attention by Gail Zawacki, who blogs away under the title At Wits End in New Jersey. This is how the piece starts:   Hi there! We’re […]

Economic storm on the horizon

The basics: the Fed has announced a rate hike (the first since the Lehman crash in 2008) and the Dow is wobbling. Today (Friday) the Dow was down almost 370. While Wall Street has ample selfish reasons to wish for permanently ‘free’ money from the Treasury, the reality is that Janet Yellen’s actions are (to […]

Hitting peak oil twice

Per this article from Zerohedge, it appears we ‘Muricans have done something that was previously thought impossible. We’ve peaked twice in oil production. US Oil production hit its first peak around 1970, when we were getting 10 million barrels a day of our beloved dead dinosaur juice out of the ground and ocean drilling platforms. […]

What if they don’t plan to tell us? A Halloween tale

I’m sure it has something to do with the time of year, but I’ve been thinking about nightmarish things lately. And most of them are real things. Even the debt ceiling/government shutdown debacle is something of a joke when you think about it. Yes, it would be… embarrassing if the US defaulted and bad things […]

Hacking, Phreaking, Anonymous and Asymmetrical warfare

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I was following the antics of the wildly amorphous phenomenon known as Hacking. Short history: Hacking originated at MIT in the 1950’s as part of their model train club. In the days before phones and computers became almost identical, people like John Draper┬ábecame the godfathers […]