Sunday, October 28, 2007

Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, in 1978

In 1981, he died unfortunately in a plane explosion.
The talked-about sea-level canal never developed.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

First Lady of Iran

Or possibly, Press Secretary.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Why Haven't the Aliens Invaded Yet?

Once they used up all their oil, their civilization collapsed.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Five million dinar (currency)

Excuse me, that cookie is 8 million dinars and you only gave me 5.
Hyper-inflation: coming to a country near you.


to robber barons in 17 years.
You like the new Gazprom headquarters? The new energy Tsar?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


is cutting its purchases of US Treasuries


State of the Union

"The Yank and the Brit could not be less prepared or more poorly positioned. They already live beyond their means. They can expect no wage gains. Their costs are rising. And with three billion Asians hard on their heels, they can’t expect a breather – prices will continue to rise; wages will not. What’s worse, the street value of their most cherished asset – their houses – is going down."
The Oil Drum

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Junie B Jones

Boo! ... and I mean it.

The Secret Plan

The government has a secret plan.
Continue as usual for as long as possible.
What a Way to Go

Saturday, October 06, 2007

We are not too dependent on foreign oil

We are too dependent on oil period

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Oil Corrupts

The day that the Burmese military shot into the unarmed rally was also the day that the Indian Oil Minister was in Rangoon, signing oil and gas contracts with the military junta.
Pakistan Daily Times

Free Burma!

Occupation is liberation

for which see

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Learning Curve

"You have to ask yourself what interest we had 40 years ago for going to war in Vietnam. You’d think that in this country with so many smart people, that we can’t possibly do the same dumb thing again. I have this theory in life that there is no learning. There is no learning curve. Everything is tabula rasa. Everybody has to discover things for themselves."
Seymour Hersh, in an article about the break-up of Iraq.
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley