Wednesday 31 October 2007

Could Nuclear Power Save the Planet?

The Long Now Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Sep 14th, 2007

Can Nuclear Power Save the World with Gwyneth Cravens in conversation with Rip Anderson as part of The Long Now Foundation's Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Poison or Cure? Religious Belief in the Modern World

A debate, dialogue, and discussion with Christopher Hitchens and Alister McGrath.

The Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University host a debate between writer Christopher Hitchens and Oxford University professor Alister McGrath on the role of religious belief in the modern world.

The Genie in Your Genes

Dawson Church talks about The Genie in Your Genes.

Dawson Church, Ph.D., decided to investigate the scientific basis of so-called medical miracles and the role of consciousness in healing. This book summarizes scientific studies that could revolutionize the way we think about the link between consciousness and health

Tuesday 30 October 2007

The inevitable collapse of the dollar

Yes, this is inevitable. The dollar will crash.

Economic update October 17th

The financial crisis just has started. New indicators are available. Size and scope of problem hit the street now.

Monday 29 October 2007

New Zealand Energy Strategy Going Forward

good item, a surprise..

Jeanette Fitzsimons and Richard Heinberg

Peak oil

T. Boone Pickens: we peaked last year, globally

Peak oil the real deal

Petrodollar warfare

a 30-minute interview with "Petrodollar Warfare" author William Clark, in which he discusses his thesis that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was launched by the Bush Administration in order to protect the U.S. dollar as the World Reserve Currency

Thursday 25 October 2007

Inside Story- Oil Production- 23 Oct 07- Part 2

Reports of declining oil production has stirred debates, amid fears/hopes of the consequences. Its the real deal.

Inside Story- Oil Production- 23 Oct 07- Part 1

Aljazera does peak oil. Well.

Real Estate Predictions 2007

talk about shills and clowns.

FOX Business Experts Bash Market Bear Peter Schiff, Pt.2

And example of crap forecasting.

Thursday 18 October 2007

US changes reporting on Gold to include "swaps"

Is the U.S. government sneaking gold out of Fort Knox? This may be exactly the case, as evidenced by a very curious change in U. S. Treasury reporting on gold supplies.

Up until April 27th of this year, the U. S. Treasury reported on a weekly basis its international reserve position on this form:

On this form, the gold supply (valued at the old fixed price of $42.22 per ounce) is reported as $11,041 million.

The following week, the Treasury changed the form and, as first spotted by Bill Rummel and reported in the Free Market Gold and Money Report, the new form has a change to its reporting of the gold supply. No longer is the gold supply listed as simply 'gold stock', it is now reported as "gold stock including gold deposits and, if appropriate, gold swapped” (our emphasis).

See the new report here:

Very interesting. This is a strong indication the Treasury may be sneaking gold out the back door.

A 'gold swap' is really pushing gold out the back door. It is not sold, it is, ahem, loaned for the value of the gold. Generally, it is loaned to bullion banks who then do the selling on the open market. If this is going on, the current climb in the price of gold is even more remarkable, given that it is occurring when, literally, Fort Knox gold may be in play and being sold.

The new report from the Treasury is sufficiently vague, which makes it difficult to know exactly what is going on as far as specifics of gold swaps, it is just enough cover your butt info so that if anyone ever does an audit at Fort Knox and the gold at Fort Knox doesn't equal what the Treasury is reporting, the Treasury's reply can be "Oh yeah, that's part of the gold we loaned out," and then point to the "gold swap" clause on the new form and say, "Oh yeah, this is where we report the gold swaps."

Sounds like a good time for Congress to demand an audit of just how much gold actually is in Fort Knox.

Yoga for Men

OT but remarkable

Inside Story- Putin's Iran visit- 16 Oct 07- Part 1

Putin and Iran Al Jazeera

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Wednesday 10 October 2007

Friday 5 October 2007 Directory Directory: " is the media division of Aegean Capital Group, Inc., a research and asset management company. Its flagship program 'Market Views with Ike Iossif and friends' and its host, Ike Iossif, critically examines the technical, fundamental, and quantitative underpinnings of the financial markets by interviewing some of the best known, most respected analysts, newsletter writers, market timers, market strategists, and portfolio managers on Wall Street. "