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So whats so special about Crude Oil?

“Oil gave us a once-in-the-history-of-the-planet chance to build a sustainable industrial infrastructure, one that would provide a high standard of living by running on current solar income rather than by drawing down the planetary stock of capital, and so far, we’ve blown it. ´
''Oil gave us a once-in-the-history-of-the-planet chance''

I wanted to just take a moment to consider this claim. I feel it is a fairly big claim, one that is heard very often and accepted as being correct without question.

Personally I think any claims that one is being presented with under the billing ´a once in a life time opportunity´, should be examined very carefully. Often when presented with such entreaties the person claiming to be pointing out the rarity of the opportunity on offer is not without self interest in one taking the supposedly rare choice.

When back in the 1920's oil was adopted as the primary power source along with Coal the state of technology with respec…

Tin Man, America

At an interesting point in the road, two road signs one says ´ where did it all go wrong''' the other ´ you are headed this way, the right way .
One often wonders whether which ever path one takes will be adopted as the right one, Watching Lead Balloon last night and seeing Jack Dees hilarious ptolmic epicycles used in vain to justify ever more unjustifiable absurdities, convincing not even himself.
Anyway, this brings to mind this wonderful quote of George Bernard Shaw.
“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”

Sometimes late when things are real
And people share the gift of gab between themselves
Some are quick to take the bait
And catch the perfect prize that waits among the shelves

But Oz nev…

Tone woods and Solid Guitars. Debate settled, scientifically.

Video with full analysis.

Tone wood A/B Scientific analysis of Alder and Maple tone bars on Teufell Birdfish.
This experiment can be replicated yourself at home using the following free trial software.

Sound files from Teufell.
A/B of Teufell Birdfish. Birdfish-Alder-HB3_Bridge-01

From Warmouth

From Warmouth.
Alder (Alnus rubra):

Alder is used extensively for bodies because of its lighter weight (about four pounds for a Strat® body) and its full sound. Its closed grain makes this wood easy to finish. Alder's natural color is a light tan with little or no distinct grain lines. It looks good with a sunburst or a solid color finish. Because of its fine characteristics and lower price, Alder is our most popular wood and it grows all around us here in Washington State. The tone is reputed to be most balanced with equal…

The Narcissism of Small Differences. In Group Bias.

I posted this long comment in a Blog I read regularly. GolemXIV is a Lighthouse for me which I trust to navigate through the Smoke and Interference of Mainstream and other subjective scripts on the purpose and direction of World and Domestic affairs.

I have read the recent articles and the extent of and quality of analysis available here on Davids site coupled with the reference links of the many active and visiting contributors point to an ever clearer picture of the Money Elite problem.
Many here have studied these subjects in great depth, we all have been impacted by the system and have our own experiences of its Bounties and punishments. I remain frustrated as to how one combats the indifference, fear and denial that remains as the outward and admitted perceptions of many people.
I have read often here of others encountering the eyes of their friends glazing over and the uncomfortable impression given “Oh please not th…

Someone elses Paradigm, Not mine - YouTube

Someone elses Paradigm, Not mine - YouTube

Another use of the word paradigm is in the sense of "worldview". For example, in social science, the term is used to describe the set of experiences, beliefs and values that affect the way an individual perceives reality and responds to that perception. Social scientists have adopted the Kuhnian phrase "paradigm shift" to denote a change in how a given society goes about organizing and understanding reality. A "dominant paradigm" refers to the values, or system of thought, in a society that are most standard and widely held at a given time. Dominant paradigms are shaped both by the community's cultural background and by the context of the historical moment. The following are conditions that facilitate a system of thought to become an accepted dominant paradigm: Professional organizations that give legitimacy to the paradigmDynamic leaders who introduce and purport the paradigmJournals and editors who write abou…

Roger Lewis - YouTube

Roger Lewis - YouTube

5 years of posting practice log to You Tube.

I have enjoyed you tube both for watching and discovering new Music but also as an amazing source of lecture material on lots of things I have wanted to study in a little more depth.

You Tube is a wonderful community resource if used that way.

Hooray for You Tube!

Why are we bailing out the banks? Part two. Theory, Ideology and Failure. | Golem XIV - Thoughts

Join the discussion, ask your freingds and neighbours why are our leaders bailing out the banks with our Education and health service.

Why are we bailing out the banks? Part two. Theory, Ideology and Failure. | Golem XIV - Thoughts:

'via Blog this'

well worth a read and linking on to contacts family and friends.. Our main fear should be of our own ignorance. As for our rulers, they wish for our ignorance and work to make it so.


Copenhagen Guitar Show.

I am very excited to be exhibiting at the Copenhagen Guitar show 6th and 7th October.

HAd some fun yesterday making a video for our local Guitar store.

I am selling my Vintage guitar collection hence the stand at the show and concentrating on a single electric modeling guitar a subject I have been studying for 3 years .

I think I will end up combining several guitars to get exactly what I want.

Financialisation. How to invade Poland with no Tanks.

Roger LewisThis is a must read. Michael Hudson is at the bleeding edge of the fight against the MSM propagated economic myths. ... Financialisation, rent seeking and the tapeworm economy. The reification of Free Market Neo-Liberal ideology. The Fourth Reich established without the need of sending Tanks into Poland, How Novel. naked
This edited transcript is expanded from a live phone interview with Michael Hudson by Dimitris Yannopoulos for Athens News. It summarises some of the major themes from Hudson's new book, The Bubble and Beyond: Fictitious...

WIlliam Gladstone. Does Liberal still equate to tolerance and rights of the Individual.

A visit to the web site for the William Gladstone Library inspired this comment on a blog from the Library entitled Why I am a Liberal.

Contrasted with this very powerful deconstruction of the bastsrdisation of the Liberal viepoint, particularly of, the importance of Individual rights in a community context.

I discovered the Gladstone Library looking for a favourite quote from Ruskin in the Viens of Wealth from his Unto this Last series of essays.

As summary Kant named these four kinds of government:

A Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy)
B Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism)
C Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism)
D Violence with Freedom And Law (Republi…