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2011-03-16
    Japan has been in the economic crap for the past 20 odd years with no future in sight until the earthquake and following tsunami flattened the place and took out a few nuclear power stations. Well this area has to be rebuilt after they finished counting the people who didn't make it. I still think the death toll will be in the 100s of thousands not the 10s of thousands they are talking now.

     And who better to rebuild it than arch enemy China. If China and Japan can somehow overcome their sordid historical past and start planning their future together, Asia will benefit. Hong Kong will go down to the bottom of the pile. I think Hong Kong is a classic case of not adapting to the future. Before they made things happen, now they are watching things happen and in a few years time they will wonder what happened.

     If China and Japan can set up currency swaps to sort out the mess from the earthquake then that is a start to China floating its Renminbi. And once China floats its currency that will be the end for Hong Kong. Hong Kong will be as Marc Faber from the Doom and Gloom report said on the Monday Face in the Hong Kong Morning Post before the handover. In 10 years time Hong Kong will be a city of no significant importance or something like that. Even though we have gone past that time frame Hong Kong is heading that way.

     The future is China and if China and Japan can work out their differences using rebuilding Japan after the tsunami as a way to go forward then the 21th century will truly be the Century of Asia.

     Actually rebuilding the areas that have been wiped out will stimulate economic growth and that might just drag Japan out of its recession death spiral. Japan has been on the hit list of countries ready to collapse for a number of years now and this might just turn things around.

     Peter

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2011-03-04
Peak oil seems to be the best kept secret on the planet and yet the consequences will affect us all. Even when oil went over $80 a barrel there was nothing about peak oil in the news. It did keep the peak oil debunkers quiet and lately the peak oil myth hasn't raised its head. But then again neither has the peak oil camp made the headlines. There is nothing, zippo about the latest news about peak oil.

But in the background there is a bit of activity going on to try and slow down the peak oil peak. I'm following keenly any news about the progress of the plug in hybrid conversion kit. If they can put a reasonable priced plug in hybrid conversion kit that can be adapted to any car, we might have some oil left to transform our society to a oil-less one.

The way we are going, we are going to run out of oil before we can transform civilization from oil to something else. But what the something else will be I have no idea. Peak oil latest news seems to come and go in waves and lately like all of this year we have been stuck in a trough with very little news in the media.

There could be a trend starting amongst popular peak oil people to not use the words "peak oil" in their articles. In the latest article by James Howard Kunstler America's New Religion James never wrote the words "peak oil" in the article. I have found a lot of people just switch off when they hear the words "peak oil" anyway my family does. There is the latest peak oil news on the peak oil sites but there is nothing new in the mainstream media.

Peter

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2011-03-04
For every argument the pendulum swings from one extreme to the other so for peak oil we have a peak oil scam

I believe Peak Oil is coming so I tend away from the peak oil scams but I used to look at them to try and find some truth in there. I couldn't. The peak oil scams are built up around people not wanting to change. They look for reasons so they can carry on with the business as usual model. And some of their arguments are quite convincing but they don't take into account the big picture.

If you look at the big picture you can see the whole world is scrambling for the last remaining drop of oil. BP has changed its name from British Petroleum to Beyond Petroleum. For a major player to do that they must know something we don't. And that something is the world's most not talked about secret, Peak Oil. The impact of peak oil on the world and the following collapse of society is something nobody wants to happen. So they create peak oil scams to cover up the future therefore everything remains the same.

But the future is not going to be the same. We are poised on the edge of the cliff and we are doing nothing about it. Nobody wants to change. What we should be doing and what we are doing are totally different. We should be using the last of the oil to build a livable society without oil but all we are doing is coming up with peak oil scams to ridicule the future thinkers into conformity. We are not exactly building a sustainable future for our children. Your sons and daughters could be killed in oil wars because peak oil scams covered up the truth.
Peter

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Life on the OverPopulated Planet looks at global warming and peak oil and how they will impact our lives in the very near future. This blog is for the people who care and realize our lives are going to change very rapidly very soon and it doesn't matter what the politicians say.

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