Daily Telegraph: Why the world isn't running out of oil
"Moreover, as well as bountiful oilfields in North America, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other producers in the Middle East, there are massive, barely tapped reserves in South America, Africa and the Arctic: not billions of barrels’ worth, but trillions. So the planet is not about to run out of oil. On the contrary, according to a Harvard University report published last year, we are heading for a glut.
The 75-page study, by oil executive Leonardo Maugeri, was based on a field-by-field analysis of most of the major oil exploration and development projects in the world, and it predicted a 20 per cent increase in global oil production by 2020." [more inside]
For the second year in a row
, the U.S. Military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Previous
posts regarding PTSD
) [more inside]
Global Oil Reserves 'Exaggerated by a Third:'
The world's oil reserves have been exaggerated by up to a third, leading UK scientist Sir David King claimed today, warning of oil shortages and price spikes within years.
Fired for serving her country
- while reports about reservists losing their jobs upon returning home
are nothing new, the story of one reservist and her fight against her previous employer has caught the attention of the national media
(see "Coming Up" teaser), in addition to the local news
(video link). Meet Lt. Col. Debra Muhl, a nurse and hospital administrator currently suing Sutter Health
, her former employer, which less than three years ago promoted her military service as an asset to the organization
(7MB pdf link - see page 5).
Iraq Estimates Were Too Low, U.S. AdmitsThe White House acknowledged Monday that it substantially underestimated the cost of rebuilding Iraq and that even the additional $87 billion it was seeking from a wary Congress would fall far short of what is needed for postwar reconstruction. Administration officials said President Bush's emergency spending request - which would push the U.S. budget deficit above the half-trillion-dollar mark for the first time - still left a reconstruction funding gap of as much as $55 billion. Reserve Tours Are Extended With U.S. forces stretched thin in Iraq and the Bush administration still searching for additional international peacekeepers, the Army has ordered thousands of National Guard and Army Reserve forces in Iraq to extend their tours in the country to a year, months longer than many of the troops had anticipated, Army officials said yesterday.
$87,000,000,000 + $55,000,000,000=$142,000,000,000
One year tours for National Guard and Army ReservistsHope you enjoyed your meal--here's your bill...
What are we saying and to whom?
Several of the posts here at MeFi are starting to report fairly detailed information about reserve units who being called up for service and where, as well as movements (Link purposly omitted) of aircraft and tanks and other, potenially damaging information.
Before this gets out of hand let me remind everyone that we need to remember that "the world" is watching and could be reading anything posted openly on the Internet.
I won't censor my opinions but I am going to actively start reviewing the information in my messages before I hit "POST"
I hope others will do the same.
Gay Legislator in Deal to Leave U.S. Army Reserve
He came out and stood up for Gay rights in the AZ Legislature...KUDOS to the U.S. Army Reserves for seeing the wisdom in giving him his HONORABLE discharge. BUT...