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    AFTER THE STORM - The Katrina Crisis
    Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 @ 16:42:20 GMT by vlad

    General A hurricane produces an integrated energy disaster.
    BY DANIEL YERGIN
    Saturday, September 3, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT
    OpinionJournal (from The Wall Street Journal - Editorial Page)

    Man's technical ingenuity has collided with nature's rage in the Gulf of Mexico, and the outcome has been an integrated energy disaster. The full scope will not be understood until the waters recede, the damage to platforms and refineries is assessed, and the extent of damage to underwater pipelines from undersea mudslides is determined. Yet what has happened is on a scale not seen before, and the impact of the price spikes and dislocations will roll across the entire economy. Even as we confront the human tragedy, the consequences will also force us to think more expansively about energy security, and to focus harder on a matter which other events have already emphasized: the need for new infrastructure and investment in our energy sector.

    What makes it an integrated crisis is that the entire energy supply system in the region has been disabled, and that the parts all depend upon each other for recovery. If the next weeks reveal that the losses are as large as some fear, this would constitute one of the biggest energy shocks since the 1970s, perhaps even the biggest. Unlike the crises of the '70s or the Persian Gulf crisis of 1990-91, this does not involve just crude oil: It includes natural gas, refineries and electricity.
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    Katrina was a manmade storm using scaler technology. (Score: 1)
    by Kadamose on Saturday, September 03, 2005 @ 20:16:47 GMT
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    Created isn't a very good word for Katrina...more like 'guided' at a very early stage in its development.

    I'm sure most of you are aware of the HAARP project, and that the Bush Adminstration, on March 1st of this year, enacted the 'Weather Modification Advisory and Research Board" which will be officially enabled in October. Coincidence? I think not.

    The US government is a fraud - and those currently in power, especially the mass murderer Rumsfeld (aspartame, anyone?), should be held accountable for their crimes against not only humanity, but every form of life on this planet.




    $100 Billion Storm; Life After the Oil Crash (Score: 1)
    by vlad on Sunday, September 04, 2005 @ 18:52:39 GMT
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    $100 Billion Storm - The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that economic losses from Hurricane Katrina are likely to top $100 billion, making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Private insurers will probably cover less than a quarter of that figure. Federal money and charitable contributions will likely be needed to handle the remaining losses.

    There are also staggering losses expected from the interruption of business and displacement of residents. According to the The Independent, New Orleans will have to be shut for at least nine months, and many of its residents could remain homeless for up to two years. The cost of not doing business in New Orleans has been estimated by Risk Management Solutions at around $100 million a day.
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    Life After the Oil Crash

    Dear Reader,

    Civilization as we know it is coming to an end soon. This is not the wacky proclamation of a doomsday cult, apocalypse bible prophecy sect, or conspiracy theory society. Rather, it is the scientific conclusion of the best paid, most widely-respected geologists, physicists, and investment bankers in the world. These are rational, professional, conservative individuals who are absolutely terrified by a phenomenon known as global "Peak Oil."
    ....
    Read the whole text here: http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/



    Lies Designed to Hike the Price of Oil (Score: 1)
    by vlad on Sunday, September 11, 2005 @ 17:01:34 GMT
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    Robert Neil Boyd writes: *The Lies To Hike The Price Of Oil*
    From David Icke's Email List 9-3-5
    http://rense.com/general67/PRICE.HTM


    A more appropriate title for this piece would have been "Orchestrating Financial Collapse".

    Admittedly the hardest part of observing the unfolding of a prearranged history is connecting the dots. More to the point, to be able to see how all things are connected and work in concert to achieve a desired goal.

    So I'd like to throw some things out that the public at large doesn't know and never would. What I am about to tell is common knowledge in oil circles but the worker ants at the bottom of the pyramid never question what they see. I was an eye witness to what I am going to relate and there are a good many others who could come forward if only they will.

    In 2000, I worked in the Gulf of Mexico for two different OSV companies that provided support services to the "oil patch". The two companies did very different work for the oil companies so I got to get an eye full.

    The first thing that I'd like to expose is the fact that nearly all of the new wells in the gulf are immediately capped off and forgotten about. I saw well after well brought in only to see them capped off and left. Oil or natural gas it didn't matter. I asked a couple of petroleum engineers what exactly was going on and I was told by both (they worked for different companies) that there was no intention of bringing that oil to market until the "price was right".

    That wasn't the only bogus thing that was happening. Seismic technology had developed to the point that they could not only tell the companies where the oil was but how much oil was there. All they had to do was go out and stick a straw in and suck it out. They didn't. Once again, the oil prices weren't right. When they are ready and want it they know right where to go get it.

    Another lie I'd like to lay to rest is the one about all of the "terrible damage" done to the oil platforms and rigs in the gulf during hurricanes. This is how they justify the price spikes that occur because of lost production. If anyone cared to see this for themselves they could travel the entire Gulf of Mexico in search of destroyed oil rigs and they won't find any- not one. There is a damed good reason that this is so and that reason is that they are built so well that a hurricane can't touch them.

    Think about it . If you're going to build something in an area where you are guaranteed to see 150-180 mph winds, storm swells up to 60-80 feet and it will happen year after year, how would you build them? Out of chicken wire and duct tape? Hell no and they don't. The platforms are designed to offer almost no wind resistance and the majority of platforms are at least 120 feet above the water level.

    They are built so well that several of them have suffered direct hits by watercraft of all sizes with little harm. They were damaged but they were far from destroyed.

    The reason that I know how well they are constructed is because for awhile I worked with a company that salvaged derelict oil rigs. When the wells ran dry and the oil companies didn't need them any more the company that I worked for would buy them, take them apart, haul them back to land, refurbish and then resell them. It is an incredible process to take these things apart because they are constructed so well.

    I've worked on the boats that hauled explosives to the job sites to speed the disassembly process.

    Another lie regards the "burp" in the supply line. Oil companies are as stingy as any on earth and one of the ways that they cut costs is to eliminate the number of people that they need on a rig to keep it running. Most active wells are totally automated and require almost no human intervention. The oil companies have guys that travel from rig to rig via helicopter to check on things periodically but most never see a human on them unless something goes wrong or some maintenance is needed.

    During a hurricane about the only rigs that need to be evacuated are the drill rigs that have workers on them. The active wells and pumping stations are controlled by remote control from the shore and if it weren't for the evacuation of land based personnel from areas where there is danger from the hurricanes these things could continue to pump right through the worst hurricane.

    So, regarding a burp in the supply chain there shouldn't be one and that is because most of the oil from the Gulf of Mexico goes to the refinerys at Port Arthur or other points in Texas and the tankers from the middle east go to Galveston to offload.

    When oil moves across the Atlantic during hurricane season the tanker traffic may have to kill some time to let a storm get ahead of them but once it does they haul ass right behind it. Anyone who has seen how fast an oil tanker can move in open water will tell you that they don't dawdle around. Most of them can move around 30-40 knots and for a ship that size that baby is moving on. The only reason they would have to kill any more time would be if a hurricane suddenly changed course and was headed for Galveston. So far this year that hasn't happened. So why the "break" in supply?

    Everything that we hear about oil from the oil companies is a big fat lie. Have we hit "peak oil" as a good many insist that we have? I'll make a wager with anyone who would care to take the bet. I bet that when oil hits $100 a barrel (I have a hunch that's the target price) there will be no shortage. Any takers?

    One of the most astounding things to watch when the elite swing into action is what I call conservation of movement. If you had three events that you wanted to set into motion you could apply the necessary pressure separately to all three to get them moving. Or you could do what these guys do and wait patiently until you see the right opportunity to apply the pressure in only one spot that will move the other two with the momentum from the first. The difference is whether something is pushed or pulled along. It"s as graceful as a ballet to watch in motion. No wasted motion, no wasted energy, it would almost be a thing of beauty if it weren't for the rotten purposes behind it all.

    So for all of the kiddies that are waiting for their draft notices I would say don't bother, I don't think that there will be a draft. They won't need one. Since the all volunteer military came into being recruitment has always had an inverse relationship to the economy. The better the economy the harder it is to get recruits.

    We're facing a winter season in North America that may see heating costs equal to a family's house payment. If our weather is being controlled expect it to be a bad one.

    With $100 dollar a barrel oil on the horizon and the ensuing loss of jobs because of energy costs the military will be one of the only places a young man or woman will be able to eat on a regular basis and keep a roof over their heads.

    The beltway fascists have said all along that there would be no draft because they wouldn't need one. Don't you have to wonder how they knew this (what is it you say- just a coincidence nothing to worry about)? God does work in mysterious ways. The neocons need cannon fodder for their war machine and lo and behold mysterious market forces drop it on their doorstep.

    For another coincidence take a look at Social Security here in the US.Amazing how the price of oil began a sudden rise when it became apparent that the American people weren't going to allow their retirement money to be "privatized". When the carrot didn't work the stick wasn't far behind.

    On Sun, 4 Sep 2005 18:32:44 -0500, William Alek wrote:

    > http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2005/09/03.html#recap
    >
    > Matt Savinar, creator of Life After the Oil Crash website, paints a
    > dismal picture regarding OUR near future oil-based economy.
    >
    > "... Civilization as we know it is coming to an end soon. This is not the
    > wacky proclamation of a doomsday cult, apocalypse bible prophecy sect, or
    > conspiracy theory society. Rather, it is the scientific conclusion of the
    > best paid, most widely-respected geologists, physicists, and investment
    > bankers in the world. These are rational, professional, conservative
    > individuals who are absolutely terrified by a phenomenon known as global
    > "Peak Oil." ..."
    >
    > http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/
    >
    > Bill
    ==================
    Robert,
    (Bcc, original Cc recipients)

    Contrary to the report you forwarded below, the damage to the oil infrastructure in the Gulf was substantial and its impact will be far-reaching.

    Oil > Update on Hurricane Katrina's Damage to the Gulf Oil Patch - Repercussions of ominous hurricane impact on the Gulf oil infrastructure. Remedies discussed, including emergency spending on alternative energy technologies. (PESN; Sept. 11, 2005)
    http://pesn.com/2005/09/11/9600163_Katrina_Oil_Aftermath/

    Sterling D. Allan
    PES Network Inc and
    Open Source Energy Network (OSEN)
    1-888-759-7057 x705 (MDT = GMT-6)
    Eagle Mountain, Utah, USA
    http://freeenergynews.com/OSEN
    http://pureenergysystems.com
    http://freeenergynews.com
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    (Bcc original recipients)

    response from the author of: http://pesn.com/2005/09/11/9600163_Katrina_Oil_Aftermath/


    From: "Paul Noel"
    To: "Sterling D. Allan"
    Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 2:31 PM
    Subject: Re: Fw: Lies Designed to Hike the Price of Oil


    Sterling, I don't really see the view here as contrary. It is more complementary than it might appear. It says that the current disasterous situation was essentially contrived by people who use such events. These people have the reserves but like the situation to be desperate in order to coerse people. The desperation is real NOW. But the situation was constructed to be so. I think he is right. I understand this and have known about what he is talking about for a long time. This is in no small part what I was refering to in the issue of taxation etc. This doesn't mean that the current mess is different. It just means that these men in charge are as black in their intentions as the crude oil they use


    Paul



     

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