Thursday, July 31, 2008

More grim news from financial sectors.

If you want a feel good story, do not read this. The closing lines are:
If you did not know it before, you do now. The entire US banking system is insolvent.
Visit here for the how & why.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Support the Beaver Lake Cree!

Regardless of where you fall on the political/economic barometer, you can't ignore the fact that the AB tar sands are the single largest pollution-generating project on the planet. It uses more natural gas in a single day (to heat & separate the oil out of the sand) than the entire city of Calgary would use to heat homes for a year. It uses and destroys water to the extent that SK and AB farmers may soon not have any for irrigation. And, it is a massive environmental disaster in waiting: the largest dam in the world (China's 3 Gorges is not yet completed) is one that holds back tailings outside Ft. McMurray. If any one of a dozen of these earthen structures were to leak into the water supply, the Peace and McKenzie basins (the latter drains into the Arctic Ocean) would be doomed of wildlife and water unfit for human use.
In light of this, please see what the Beaver Lake Cree are doing, in the form of a law suit against the project. Industry and short-term economic gains be damned; it's time to save our country and planet.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Canada: a test case for ISP utilities model

The end of free internet, thanks to TELUS & Rodgers? Read the story.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Bio-fuels to blame

Bio-fuels - with questionable value to the oil supply/demand equation (it takes as much to produce as it saves or replaces) - hurt food production and supply in exactly the way you'd expect.

From a recent World Bank report:
... at least 75% of the recent price rises are due to land being removed from agriculture — mainly maize in North America and rapeseed and corn in the EU — in order to grow crops to be burned for vehicle fuel.
Read about the secret report and decide for yourself if the fuel and food crises are related to 'population reduction.'

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New look Canucks - possible lines





Burrows------Johnson---------Cowan or Hordichuk




Salo--------------Krajicek or Baumgartner


Luongo (Sanford backup)