Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Long Emergency is about a succession of crisis, each one worse than the last, with people hoping for a reprieve only to find the next economic phase worse than the former. We continue on this path of wishful thinking at our own peril. The oil price is trending PERMANENTLY upward which means our lifestyle/habit changes need to be permanent also. Anyone think that's gonna happen?
- food shipped from distance shores (we should be growing more locally, and consuming more locally)
- use plastic bags freely (he reckons they don't cause much pollution to make. Maybe, but they sure do cause a lot of pollution after they've been created, whereas paper bags do breakdown and are less unsightly when blowing in the wind
- because the Arctic ice melt has broken an all time record, this twerp reckons its nothing to worry about
Sent this oke to Arkham Asylum please.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Early this month, Valero Energy in Texas got the unwelcome news that Mexico would be cutting supplies to one of the company's Gulf Coast refineries by up to 15 percent.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
At our local IMAX cinema today, there was one solitary front row ticket by midday today in the 9pm show, nothing else.
Later this week I will be going to IMAX, making it my third view. And I still have a lot more to write about the movie... I believe there is a reason The Dark Knight is so popular. It is a perfect reflection of the crimes (the growing darkness) of our times. It is a welcome, in a way, to the horror of the real world.
"Dark Knight" overshadows box office rivals again
Batman buried his rivals at the
"The Dark Knight" now ranks as the second-biggest movie of
The last movie to break $400 million was the 2006 "Pirates