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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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    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.


    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.


    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.

    Wolfrum’s Word

    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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