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    World Energy Outlook for 2010


    For a little background, Energy Depletion thinker Richard Heinberg narrates 300 Years of Fossil-fueled Addiction in Five Minutes.

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    Is Indonesia Positioning Itself Snugly Between the United States and China?

    ArtAppraiser asked for my thoughts on a New York Times article about the relationships Indonesia is forging with the United States and China. I have to admit I haven't been paying that much attention to politics and economics over here. There isn't much in-depth analysis in the English-language press and my friends are mostly fellow teachers, so we talk more about grammar and culture than geopolitical manuevering. But, for what's it's worth, I do have some thoughts.

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    Hyperstagflation

    John Michael Greer

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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: The Era of Capoeira

     

    FYI: William K. Wolfrum's mornings will be spent on a beach in Bahia until Nov. 8.

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    A Time of Cholera: Death toll hits 300 as Haiti tries to contain cholera outbreak.

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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: Paul is dead

    Paul octopus dead
    Don’t be sad, Paul saw this coming.

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    Paul the Octopus: Famed psychic cephalopod is dead. Luckily, he’s also delicious.

    Iran: Loading fuel into a nuclear reactor for the first time, Iran takes another step toward getting bombed.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning: This is War

    Guess which side is winning this particular war?

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    You aren't supposed to talk about this, but the U.S. is seriously mired in Class Warfare, and has been for a long, long time. And the upper class is just plain kicking the crap out of the lower classes. Perhaps it's time to stop ignoring the raging war around us.

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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: Just a Hairy Guy


    Love your hair.

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    I’m starting to get a minor bald spot on the top of my head. This doesn’t really upset me, but I just thought you should know.

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    Breaking: Chilean Miners On Their Way to the Surface, One by One

    Updated: I awoke this morning to the fantastic news that all of the miners are on the surface, as of approximate 1 am, GMT. Two rescue workers are also up. Three men still underground.

     

    As of 6:30 a.m. GMT, the first three miners are out. The BBC has a fantastic live feed and live blog, which you can see here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11489439

     

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning: Get the Hunger

    Hunger

    1,000,000,000 human beings were hungry around the globe in 2010.

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    Hunger: A billion people are hungry. You can't understand that. It's too enormous. Stop, think. Again - A billion people are hungry. Get it, yet?  

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