Monday, July 03, 2006

Rule, Britannia!

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

I guess we should have just stuck with old England. We have none of these rights ... at least they have some.

British flag

Downhill From Here

Yesterday, Stuart Staniford at The Oil Drum updated his moving-average graph of world oil production which is an excellent visualization of the cliff off of which our drunken civilization is driving:

Irreversible, significant, and compounding decreases in oil production are imminent. Price will rise dramatically, and recession and "The Greater Depression" will be harbingers of the end of this civilization. But don't worry - the next one will be much better. We'll laugh about those things we used to call "cars" around the campfire next year.

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