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Crude Impact: Matthew Simmons & Thom Hartmann.

If Peak Oil happens and people don’t understand what is going on, it could very easily be a global tipping point. It is basically every bit as serious as thermo-nuclear war. We thought that was really serious. Now you could argue that was silly, we spent 50 years worrying about that, and we never had one. I would argue that maybe one of the reasons we never had one, is because we worried about it for fifty years … We’re heading for the cliff at 80 miles an hour and the breaks are out.- Matthew Simmons & Thom Hartmann, Crude Impact.
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New York Magazine: Doomed Earth Catalogue: The Uninhabitable Earth.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think. By David Wallace-Wells.

Over the past few decades, the term“Anthropocene” has climbed out of academic discourse and into the popular imagination — a name given to the geologic era we live in now, and a way to signal that it is a new era, defined on the wall chart of deep history by human intervention. One problem with the term is that it implies a conquest of nature (and even echoes the biblical “dominion”). And however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have already ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. That is what Wallace Smith Broecker, the avuncular oceanographer who coined the term “global warming,” means when he calls the planet an “angry beast.” You could also go with “war machine.” Each day we arm it more.
– New York Magazine: Doomed Earth Catalogue: The Uninhabitable Earth.
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Crude Impact Branch: Climate Change, Food Crisis, US Deficit, Overpopulation Peak Oil

Crude Impact is a 2006 film written and directed by James Jandak Wood. It is a documentary about the effect of fossil fuels on issues such as global warming, the environmental crisis, society and the questionable practices of oil companies.

rude Impact is a powerful and timely story that explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet, and the discovery and use of oil. This documentary film exposes our global, deep-rooted dependency on fossil fuel energy and examines the future implications of peak oil – the point in time when the amount of petroleum available worldwide begins a steady, inexorable decline.

In 1956, M. King Hubbert, a geologist at Shell Research Labs, shocked the oil industry by predicting that United States oil production – the largest in the world at that time – would peak in the early 1970s, and then continuously and irreversibly diminish. His prediction was vilified and largely ignored – until it came true. In Crude Impact, modern experts predict how quickly global peak oil will become a reality and discuss its many serious implications for our way of life and our world. Impacts discussed range from the environmental to the cultural, examining how global oil dependency is impacting everything from human rights practices, world population, renewable energy technologies, political agendas, globalization, wildlife habitats, and of course global economy.
» Video Project: Crude Impact. James Jandak Wood: Crude Impact.
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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash is a 2006 documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash explores key historical events, data and predictions regarding the global peak in petroleum production through interviews with petroleum geologists, former OPEC officials, energy analysts, politicians, and political analysts. The film contains contemporary footage interspersed with news and commercial footage from the growth heyday of petroleum production. The documentary focuses on information and testimony that supports the projection of a near-term oil production peak. The documentary examines our dependence on oil, showing how oil is essential for almost every aspect of our modern lifestyle, from driving to work to clothing and clean tap water. A Crude Awakening asks the tough question, “What happens when we run out of cheap oil?” Through expert interviews and archival footage, the film spells out in startling detail the challenges we would face in dealing with the possibility of a world without cheap oil—a world in which it may ultimately take more energy to drill for oil than we can extract from the oil the wells produce.
» Wikipedia: A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash.
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Kaepernick’s Mom Has Perfect Comeback for Trump: “Guess That Makes Me a Proud B—h”

If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, he should stand for our [WiP KKKi$$er] flag or anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do! – [EoP Amended] Donald Trump

The mother of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was one of the many to take to Twitter to respond to President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’”Trump said at a rally in Alabama Friday night.

Although Trump didn’t actually name Kaepernick, it seemed pretty clear who his words were directed at considering he was the one who first gained notoriety last year for protesting the national anthem. And Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, was quick to respond: “Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”

Kaepernick’s parents had already made it clear they were “proud” of their son “and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”

Trump’s criticism of the protesting players also faced resistance from the NFL leadership and other football players. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Although the statement was presented as a response to Trump’s comments, Goodell never actually mentioned the president or what he said in his statement.
– Slate: Kaepernick’s Mom Has Perfect Comeback for Trump: “Guess That Makes Me a Proud B—h”.

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147 Companies that Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurichhave taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues are and mapped the whole edifice of economic power.

They discovered that global corporate control has a distinct bow-tie shape, with a dominant core of 147 firms radiating out from the middle. Each of these 147 own interlocking stakes of one another and together they control 40% of the wealth in the network. A total of 737 control 80% of it all. The top 20 are at the bottom of the post. This is, say the paper’s authors, the first map of the structure of global corporate control.

The #occupy movement will eat this up as evidence for massive redistribution of wealth. TheNew Scientist talked to one systems theorist who is “disconcerted” at the level of interconnectedness, but not surprised. Such structures occur commonly in biology, things like fungus, lichen and weeds. Economists say the danger comes when youcombine hyperconnection with the concentration of power. The Swiss scientists warn that this can lead to an unstable environment. NoScheisse, Sherlock.
– Forbes: The 147 Companies That Control Everything.
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The Corporation

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary. Trailer.
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Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball

President Donald Trump retweeted an edited video Sunday morning that showed him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit his former presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.
The animated GIF image Trump retweeted spliced together footage of Trump taking a swing on a golf course with footage of Clinton tripping and falling as she boarded a plane in 2011 as secretary of state. The footage is edited to make it appear as though Clinton is hit in the back with a golf ball before her fall.
The tweet revealed a President still reverting to his old social media habits, namely, those likely to earn him quick criticism, less than two months after retired Gen. John Kelly took over as White House chief of staff.
While Kelly has not sought to stop Trump from tweeting, he has encouraged the President to allow him to vet the tweets before posting them — a request Trump has sometimes acquiesced to.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment Sunday about the President’s tweet and whether Kelly was aware of it.
A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton declined to comment on the tweet.
– CNN: Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball; The Hill: Biden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton.
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19th Hole Golf Course Streaker

Harold Covington: 19 Sep 2017: 19:46 hrs: And we’re off to the races! pic.twitter.com/MuVyw5mLBJ [Streaker on Golf Course with ’19th hole’ and arrow pointing to his anus painted on his back, running away from a policeman and golfer]

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Donald Trump – Scotland Nazi Golf Balls Prank

He stage-invaded Kanye, gave Blatter a cash shower, and got cuffed for riling Trump. As Simon Brodkin gets his own TV show, he reveals why Scottish police are the best – and Swiss officers the worst
– The Guardian: Prankster in chief: why I threw swastika golfballs at Donald Trump.

The US presidential candidate was about to take to the podium at his Turnberry resort when the comedian Lee Nelson began giving out balls to the crowd
– The Mirror: Donald Trump’s fury at Brit prankster hijacking his speech with Nazi golf balls in Scotland.
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