America’s got a lot of [WiP Ftpt Supremacist aka L/R/W/B Nazi] killers – [EoP Amended] Donald Trump
President Donald Trump appeared to equate US actions with the authoritarian regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview released Saturday, saying, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”
Trump made the remark during an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, saying he respected his Russian counterpart.
“But he’s a killer,” O’Reilly said to Trump.
“There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?” Trump replied.
A clip of the exchange was released Saturday and the full interview aired Sunday before the Super Bowl.
It was an unusual assertion coming from the President of the United States. Trump himself, however, has made similar points before.
“He’s running his country and at least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country,” Trump told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in December 2015.
– CNN: Trump defends Putin: ‘You think our country’s so innocent?’.
US Population in terms of Energy Slave Carbon Footprint ~2,280 trillion
US Population in terms of Energy Slave Carbon Footprint ~2,280 trillion
323 000 000 [2016 US population 323 million] x ~ 147 [US citizens resource carbon footprint in terms of energy slaves amounts to approx 147 energy slaves each] = 47,481,000,000 x 48 [US families have an avarage of 2.4 children per US family x 20 procreation factor: each child increases a parents carbon footprint by a factor of 20 = 48] = 2,279,088,000,000
2016 US Population: 323.1 million – US Census Burea; World Bank
US Family Size Average: 2.4 children per family
In the late 1970s, the average mother at the end of her childbearing years had given birth to more than three children. Since that time, average family size has declined, driven largely by declines in families with four or more children. Now, moms have 2.4 children on average – a number that has been fairly stable for two decades.
In 1976, four-in-ten mothers ages 40 to 44 had four or more children. One-fourth had three children, and a similar share (24%) had two children. Only 11% of mothers at the end of their childbearing years had had only one child.
Flash forward to 2014, and the situation has changed dramatically. The once-dominant four-child family has been replaced by the two-child family. A plurality (41%) of moms at the end of their childbearing years now report having two kids, while just 14% have four or more children. Meanwhile, the share of mothers at the end of their childbearing years who have one child has doubled – from 11% to 22%. As has been the case for many decades, about one-fourth of mothers have three children (24%).
– Pew Social Trends: Family Size Among Mothers.
Energy Slaves: US Average of 147 Energy Slaves each.
In terminology, energy slave is an abstract conception referring to the technologic-mechanical energy equivalent that a healthy human youth could do.  The lifestyle of any person, in this logic, can be equated with a certain number of “energy slaves” equivalent to the number of human laborers required, measured in human labor power energy units, to mediate that person’s way of life.
In circa 1944, American philosopher Buckminster Fuller introduced the term “energy slave”.  Fuller proposed the term based on the average output of a hard-working man doing 150,000 foot-pounds of work per day and working 250-days per year. 
In 1954 English thermodynamicist Alfred Ubbelohde, in his book Man and Energy, was using the term, it seems, independent of Fuller. 
It has been estimated, for instance, that a middle-class American lives a style of life that is equivalent to the work produced by 200 human slaves.  Fuller, who believed that in the future human societies would come to rely mainly on renewable sources of energy, such as solar-power and wind-derived electricity, referred to Americans as possessing two-hundred “energy slaves” that run on nonrenewable resources.  One energy slave, according to Fuller, equals “each unit of one trillion foot pound equivalents per annum consumed annually by respective economies from both import and domestic sources, computed at 100% of potential content.” 
Fuller used data gathered by the U.S., German, and Swiss armies to arrive at an estimate for the average amount of (mechanical) work a person could do in a year. This is in addition to the energy spent in metabolic self-maintenance. The net work done constitutes a net “advantage” in dealing with the environment. A figure of 37.5 million foot-pounds was arrived at. 
Using this logic, one can calculate the ratio of work done by a system to the energy intake, to obtain a measure of efficiency. Since many machines and appliances inefficient, Fuller posited a figure of 4% overall efficiency for total energy consumption. He then calculated world energy consumption for the year 1950 as being 80.17 quintillion foot-pounds (plus or minus 10%). Given only 4% efficiency the net work obtained equaled 3.2 quintillion ft-lbs. One can divide this figure by the net annual energy output per man of 37.2 million ft-lbs. This gives a result of 85.5 billion man-year equivalents done by machines. These man-year equivalents are energy slaves. 
If the number of energy slaves is divided by the world population total of 2.25 billion (1950) a figure of 38 energy slaves per person is arrived at. Fuller plotted the geographical concentrations of energy slaves on what he called his World Energy Map. 
In 1987 commentary on Fullers energy slave theory, author Stephen Boyden commented that “in the USA, the daily use per capita of energy is around 1000 MJ; that is, each person has the equivalent of 100 energy slaves working 24 hours a day for him or for her…. In some developing countries, the rate of energy use is less than the equivalent of one energy slave per person.” 
1. Fuller, Buckminster. (1972). Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity, (pg. 151). Bantam Books.
2. Marks, Robert W. (1964). Space, Time, and the New Mathematics, (pg. 269). Bantam Books.
3. Ward, Barbara. (1976). The Home of Man, (pg. 49). New York: Norton.
4. Rifkin, Jeremy. (1989). Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World (revised edition), (pg. 151). New York: Bantam.
5. Buckminster, Fuller, Krausse, Joachim, Lichtenstein, Claude. (2001). Your Private Sky: Discourse. Springer.
6. Energy Slave – Nous.org.uk.
7. World Energy Map – Nous.org.uk.
8. Boyden, Stephen. (1987). Western Civilization in Biological Perspective: Patterns in Biohistory, (pg. 196). Oxford University Press.
9. Caplow, Theodore and Hicks, Louis. (2001). The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000. (pg. 256). American Enterprise Institute.
10. Ubbelohde, Alfred René. (1954). Man and Energy: Illustrated (pg. 92-100). Hutchinson’s Scientific & Technical Publications.
– Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics: Energy Slave.
Extra Environmentalist: Andrew Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves
Our command of energy resources has created amazing technologies and social systems at a grand scale, but at what cost? Where past societies shackled human muscle with force and subjugation to create an energy surplus, beginning in the late 19th century we have used coal, oil & gas to create an unprecedented energy abundance. As the era of surplus energy comes to an end, how will our systems reliant on energy slaves for mechanical and cognitive work adapt? How is the energy transition moving forward?
In Extraenvironmentalist #76 we discuss our global energy systems with Andrew Nikiforuk as we discuss his new book, The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude. Andrew discusses ways of understanding our use and abuse of cheap energy. Then, Chris Nelder joins us to talk about the ongoing energy transition and how it is reaching a tipping point through the recognition of a financial carbon bubble, the German Energiewende and the decline of the traditional oil majors.
As Terence McKenna once said, “Reason, and science, and the practice of unbridled capitalism, have not delivered us into an angelic realm. Quite the contrary: they’ve delivered 3% of us into an angelic realm, completely overshadowed by guilt about what’s happening to the other 97% of us who are eating it!”
– XE Network: Energy Slaves; Resilience: Energy Slaves.
» SQSwans: Reports: Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves.
Truck Driving/Parking: Andrew Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves City Parking; Petro State Pipeline vs Democratic Government
Some people would argue that we have this invisible electorate, tens of billions of energy slaves, that have altered the environment – industrialized and fragmented it – that has enormously changed voting patterns and behaviors, where so much of democratic life seems to boil down to arguments about how fast our energy slaves, can speed through a city and where are they going to park. …. and let me end with one word from Terry Lynn Karl, that sums up the Petrostate predicament ‘It is much easier for a petro state to build a pipeline than it is to create and develop a representative government.’ – Andrew Nikiforuk; XE Network: Extra Environmentalist: Episode 76: Energy Slaves. TEDxCalgary: What Oil Does to Democracy.
» SQSwans: Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves.
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Richard Heinberg: Urinetown Population Resources & Human Idealism:
Al Bartlett, retired professor of physics at the University of Colorado, developed a lecture in the early 1970s that he has since delivered over 2000 times. Titled Arithmetic, Population, and Energy, the talk takes his audience along on an exploration of the meaning of steady growth (so many percent per year)—which is of course the sacred basis of all modern economies. As Bartlett makes clear, no steady rate of growth in population or resource consumption is sustainable.
During the course of the lecture, he asks, “Well, what can we do about this? What makes the population problem worse, and what reduces it?” On the screen he projects a slide with two columns of words. On the left-hand column are the principal factors leading to population growth; on the right, factors leading to a decrease of population.
Table of Options
Increase populations Decrease Populations
Large Families Small families
Immigration Stopping Immigration
Medicine Public Health
Law and Order Murder/Violence
Scientific Agriculture Famine
Accident Prevention Accidents
Clean Air Pollution (Smoking)
Ignorance of the Problem
Bartlett notes that population growth will cease at some point: the mathematics assures us of that (otherwise, in just a few centuries, the entire surface of the planet would be covered with humans). Moreover, we need not do anything to solve the population problem: nature will take care of that for us. Sooner or later, from the right-hand column nature will choose some method or methods of limiting human numbers. But the options chosen may not be to our liking. The only way we can avoid having to live with (or die by) nature’s choices is to proactively choose for ourselves which options from the right-hand column we would prefer voluntarily to implement. Hesitating in our choice, or failing to implement it, leads us directly back to nature’s options.
– IGN: Population, Resources & Human Idealism, by Richard Heinberg.
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Richard Heinberg: Party’s Over
Richard William Heinberg (born October 21, 1950) is an American journalist and educator who has written extensively on energy, economic, and ecological issues, including oil depletion. He is the author of 13 books, and presently serves as the senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. Website: richardheinberg.com.
The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, by Richard Heinberg, is an introduction to the concept of peak oil and petroleum depletion. The book’s main points are that modern industrial societies are completely dependent on fossil fuels, they are vulnerable to reductions in energy availability, fossil fuel depletion is inevitable, peak oil is imminent, and that oil plays a major role in US foreign policy, terrorism, war, and geopolitics. The book rapidly surveys some basic ecological and thermodynamical concepts, which are then briefly applied to Western history. Means by which humans capture more energy and thereby raise their carrying capacity such as takeover, tool use, scope enlargement and drawdown are also introduced. The preceding strategies are adapted from William Catton’s Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. Colonialism and slavery are then viewed using the lens of energy capture and usage. Heinberg also relies upon work done by Joseph Tainter and his 1988 book, The Collapse of Complex Societies. Tainter’s main thesis being that complex societies collapse because “their strategies for energy capture are subject to the law of diminishing returns.” It then reviews the essential role of fossil fuels in the history of industrial civilization and capitalism and then discusses why many geologists and energy researches believe that global oil production is on the verge of peaking. Alternative energy sources are then discussed to see if they can make up for the energetic shortfall resulting from less available energy from fossil fuels, his tongue in cheek question being: “Can the party continue?” Heinberg is not optimistic that it will, and in a sobering wrapup reviews “a banquet of consequences” of the end of cheap energy. He ends the book by offering practical advice to readers about how to respond to the end of the era of cheap oil. Three petroleum geologists assisted Heinberg, ASPO founder, Colin Campbell, Jean Laherrere, and Walter Youngquist. Colin Campbell also contributed the foreword to the book and Heinberg quotes from his research in the book. In addition, he quotes from the work of (and gives appreciation to) Michael C. Lynch, Bjørn Lomborg, and Richard Duncan.
Two Teaspoons of Diesel Oil are Equivalent to work done by a man in a day
13.2 The power of oil
It was said that two teaspoons of diesel oil are equivalent to the work done by a man in a day. Can that be correct?
Assume that the power which can be delivered by a man in a day’s work is 60 W (cf. example 13.3), and that he can do that for 4 hours per day. So, per day, he delivers:
60 W x 4 h = 240 Wh = 240 x 3,600 Ws = 860 kWs = 860 kJ (1)
Note: the power of ca. 60 W delivered by doing work is on top of the 100 W produced by the body as heat (cf. example 13.1). The additional power requires additional kcal in the food!
We estimate that two teaspoons are equal to 1/50 litre.
Diesel oil has an energy content of 42 MJ/kg.
For simplicity, we assume that 1 litre of oil weighs 1 kg.
Then, 1 litre of oil contains 42 MJ, and 2 teaspoons contain:
1/50 x 42 MJ =840 kJ (2)
Note: the power delivered by a man can be compared with the power which can be delivered by an oxen, which is:
0.3 to 1.3 hp = 220 to 960 W.
We see that the figures (1) and (2) are approximately the same. So – the comparison was correct!
– UN Food & Agriculture Org: Energy for Sustainable Rural Development Projects: Basic Energy Concepts.
Andrew Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves: Abolition of Energy Slavery.
The idea of subjugation is as old as civilization. Ruling classes have oppressed other humans into servitude to meet their wants, since humans first started wielding weapons. We tend to think of slavery as an institution from the past, one that we have matured out of as a species, but we have simply exchanged personal slavery for fossil fuel slavery. With as many as a 150 fossil fuel slaves running around the average US household being used to abuse ecosystems: oceans, lakes, the atmosphere. …. Romans responded to slave revolts like Spartacus, in the same way that we respond to an oil price shock. …. Slavery is not required for civilization. Some civilizations have done quite well without slavery. .. That is why we need the equivalent of a new abolition movement that asks: How do we discard our state of servitude to fossil fuels and become human beings that are independent and self sufficient again?.
– Andrew Nikiforuk: ExtraEnvironmentalist: Episode 76: Energy Slaves.
» SQSwans: Reports: Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves.
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Summary: Ego/Eco Literacy Responsible Freedom Required for Abolition of WiP Slavery; & Implementation & Maintenance of of EoP Responsible Freedom social contract.
A sustainable agrarian socio-cultural tribe whose lifestyle includes elements of art, etc; can only survive without slavery; if the planets intnl law social contract requires all to implement, advocate, and enforce ego/eco literate responsible freedom: (a) Ego Literate Buck Stops Here/Honourable Honest communication: allows for individuals so communication cooperating to use miniscule amounts of energy to find others willing to agree to help them on any particular project; requiring zero (i) ‘PR advertising’ waste; (ii) ‘customer complaints’ social conflict; because of the buck stops here honesty avoidance of fake ‘advertising’ promises; and (b) Eco Literate Breeding/Consumption: cooperate to abide by EoP Law: breed and consume below ecological carrying capacity limits; cooperatively enforce EoP Law: eliminate breeding/consumption/violation of informed consent cheaters from the genepool. – EoP MILED Clerk.