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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:44pm
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Bed: "Wrapped in Tinfoil" by "Digital Droo" off of "Active Lancer Original Soundtrack"

Intro

We're slowly but surely running out of oil.

It took us a hundred and fifty years to get here, which means that none of the people who started that fire are still around.

And if any of you wonder about the truth of this, there is no oil left in Pennsylvania is there? The source of John D. Rockekeller's money done dried up didn't it. There's no Penn left in Penzoil.

There isn't much oil left in Texas or Oklahoma either. Its either all gone or now too expensive to get at in the scattered small pockets left .

Why? Because its a natural resource and, like the trees on Easter Island, like the forests and grass lands that used to cover the Sahara, like the trees that used to cover Elsemere Island in Canada's arctic for that matter, things change and yesterdays resource filled land is tomorrow's stinking desert.

We are on the point of a quickening slide down a roller-coaster ride where oil and everything made from it are going to cost a whole lot more and more as billions, billions, of people are willing to bid on a barrel of oil.

The price of oil is going up because of that fact alone; but when combined with something observed by M. K. Hubbert in the 1950's, peak oil which led him to predict when the US oil fields would run out, well, we'd better get ready for oil prices without a ceiling and the sky's the limit.

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"Break Everything" by "PATTY HURST SHIFTER" off off "TOO CROWDED ON THE LOSING END"

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We've got PSAs:

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Campus Safety urges students, faculty and staff to sign up for text alerts, online @ spc.edu/alerts

This will be used to inform students, faculty and staff in an emergency.

This was useful last year in the bomb scare.

To sign up, students must know their Spirit ID # (Bring their Saint Peter's College ID)


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Bed "Machinery" by "Might Could"

There are still no prerecorded promos so I'm going to fake one right now.

How about if I tell you about "Dan and Dave on Sports in the Morning"

"Looking for quality sports talk?

Then look no further than Dan Drutz, our own assistant director of athletics, and David Freeman.

They’re here to give you all the latest news and discussion in both college and professional sports.

If you’re a sports fanatic, you won’t want to miss a second of what these two guys have to say.

So be sure to catch “Dan and Dave on Sports in the Morning.”

Every Tuesday from 11 to 12 noon. Only on WSPC: The Sound of Saint Peter’s College.

I just caught their show here in the studio and its "pretty darn good!".

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Bed "Red on white" by "Michael Ulery"

Thesis:

We're looking at the second chapter of "The Party's OVER, Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies" by "Richard Heinberg" ISBN: 0-86571-482-7.

This chapter, entitled "Party Time", delves into the history of energy use by man, from the discovery of fire to the discovery of oil.

Of course the resource is both a source of energy and a source of raw materiel.

"Broken Windbreak" by "Kwyjibo" off of "The Rise Of Kwyjibo"

Bed: "Wrapped in Tinfoil" by "Digital Droo" off of "Active Lancer Original Soundtrack"

Synthesis:

This second chapter, entitled "Party Time", delves into the history of energy use by man,

• since the discovery of fire, in times immemorial,
• through Medieval Europe, when the energy source was wood,
• through the coal revolution, initially occurring in China about 4,000 years ago but spreading to Europe in the thirteenth century when it was used in metal working due to the higher temperatures achieved by coal-fed fires,
• to the use of "petroleum", which is Greek for "rock oil", to make up for the rapidly dwindling biotic supplies of oil, like vegetable oils, whales oils, animal tallows and other sources of lubricants required by an ever expanding industrial regime,
• to the development of the cracking, distillation and other refining of oil and the micacle of fire from a non-biotic source other than coal.

The fortune amassed by legal, illegal and occasional downright criminal means by John D. Rockefeller in both money and power still lasts to this day.

But the story of petroleum shifts from being just an energy source, like fires in a bucket with strikers gathered all round it, huddling for warmth.

The development of Organic Chemistry and the sheer usefulness of petroleum as a feed stock for its processes, led to its adoption in agriculture for fertilizers, for use in the internal combustion engine which revolutionized the field of transportation, which involved warfare, both in the commission of war and of the decisions taken about splitting up the Ottoman Empire and the inevitability of the actual outcomes of both the world wars, led, in an almost direct line to the next topic of the next section in the chapter "Oil, Geopolitics and the Global Economy: 1950-1980.

After a wide ranging exploration, the next section of the chapter "1980-2001: Lost Opportunities and the Prelude to Catastrophe" goes into the sheer blunders committed in the name of securing control over oil.

Virtually everything that has happened since has had no impact on the crisis or the solution. (Over 4,000 dead Americans,and tens of thousands of dead Iraqis and Afghanis and citizens of other countries who's only crime was sitting in a café or walking down a street targeted by some terrorist or other.)

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"Broken Wings (For Chet)" by: "Melissa Forbes" off of "No More Mondays"

Bed: "Bomb In A Suede Smoking Jacket" by: "Juliet Hotel" off of: "Sojourn"

Conclusion:

So instead of weaning ourselves off of oil, and onto renewable fuel and energy sources, the price of oil has been controlled to within a few dollars to keep it cheaper than to pursue the hunt for energy alternatives.

Until the US economy has crashed, look at your and/or your parents' 401Ks for irrefutable, dollars to doughnuts, confirmation, and its not burning because it has run out of fuel.

Basically, like the Aesop's the sad tale of "The Grasshopper And The Ant", winter's here and we have put nothing away for the cold wintry days.

Next time we'll explore chapter three: "Light's Out: Approaching the Historic Interval's End"

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"Cherokee's Dream" by "Dreamweaver"

Bed "Forensic" by: "Nick Murray"

Outro

Go and get the book "The Party's OVER, Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies" by "Richard Heinberg" ISBN: 0-86571-482-7.

You can even go and re-bury your head in the sand afterward.

But you should know what's going to happen and let it guide you and your decisions.


This episode featured the following music:

* Bed: "Wrapped in Tinfoil" by "Digital Droo" off of "Active Lancer Original Soundtrack"

* "Break Everything" by "PATTY HURST SHIFTER" off off "TOO CROWDED ON THE LOSING END"

Bed "Red on white" by "Michael Ulery"

"Broken Windbreak" by "Kwyjibo" off of "The Rise Of Kwyjibo"

Bed: "Wrapped in Tinfoil" by "Digital Droo" off of "Active Lancer Original Soundtrack"

"Broken Wings (For Chet)" by: "Melissa Forbes" off of "No More Mondays"

Bed: "Bomb In A Suede Smoking Jacket" by: "Juliet Hotel" off of: "Sojourn"

"Cherokee's Dream" by "Dreamweaver"

Bed "Forensic" by: "Nick Murray"

"Party Down The Hall" by: "The Stone Coyotes"
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