Monday, October 31, 2011

How the US is getting fucked by oil.

thesis:  increased global oil demand has put the United States on an irreversible path to stagflationary hell.

if emerging market growth and booming world populations are given;
if the United States continues to exist under the economic model of Western Financialism;
if every consumer good, from food through end-use products like buildings are touched by oil;

then the emerging markets will demand more oil causing its value to increase;
then the United States:
  • will import more than it exports,
  • aim to continue growth through middle class consumerism,
  • do nothing to stem the flow of its citizens onto welfare programs,
  • kowtow to the extortionist practices of its industrial unions,
  • and devalue its currency and exacerbate the effects of inflation in the cost of basics;
then every consumer good will cost more;

therefore middle class Americans will experience inflation at the daily level against a backdrop of declining job growth;
therefore corporations will be squeezed between Americans who can't afford to spend and the rising cost of inputs, causing GDP stagnation;

until serious effort is made to move away from fossil fuels;
until serious effort is made to return the United States to an export economy (without tricked up devices such as Yuan legislation, shoddy DoL suits against multinational producers [Boeing re:  Washington, SC])

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ideas for the continuation of our civilization.

In no particular order:
  • Chemicals;
  • Plastics;
  • Uranium;
  • Silver;
  • Foodstuffs;
  • Alternative Motoring Technologies;
  • Water and Water Distribution.
All else are ancillaries.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pounding the Table.

MFC Industrial Ltd.  (MIL)

** See Disclaimer at bottom.  Do your own due diligence.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

On being an electrician.

I just finished an eight hour electrical session with my dad.  He's a dude's dude, a mechanical engineer.  One of those types who if you happen to know him and mention in passing that your lawn mower doesn't work he'll tell you to bring it by.  When you do, he'll spend about 20 minutes looking it over and then unequivocally state that it wasn't the spark plug, it was the efflorescence on the spark plug wire that kept your mower from starting properly.

So why is it that I didn't understand 110 until today?  I have an idea.  But for all the bullshit he's dealt with from me, he never gave up.  So here's to you, Grandpa.  A man too humble to accept tribute, but one too great not to be saluted.

The Black Wire.

The White Wire.

Monday, October 3, 2011

We Need It.

As always, you can click to enlarge.