PEAK OIL - Another look

------ Original Message ----- 
From: Sherry Swiney 
To: PATRICK Crusade 
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: Another look at 'Peak Oil', Who's behind it, and Why...

Unlikely as it may seem, I think the following directly affects how the prison and judicial system in this country treats, could treat, will treat its citizens.  It is up to each of us to have Knowledge.  That's what the Patrick Crusade is: People Aligned To Replace Injustice & Cruelty with Knowledge - P.A.T.R.I.C.K.  We are in an age where there is a lot of information (true and false), and when something comes along that seems complicated, technical, or more intellectual than one thinks h/she is capable of understanding, the tendency is to go on to something else.  A lot of times that's okay - leaving things to the experts, and all that sort of thing...  
However, we are living in a different world today than we were only 10 years ago.  Now we have reached a time when it is not okay to shrug things off and "leave things to the experts" because many times the truth is hidden.  Many times the Spin is 180 out and the public buys it and feels collectively "fearful".  In a lot of cases there never was any boogie man but by the time this is realized, laws like 3-Strikes and Patriot Act are in place and then it's too late...  Mmmm - mind control can be powerful on the uninformed.  The government stampeded the people into a "tough on crime" frenzy in the past and now the people are coming 'round to see that this was - for the most part - a big mistake.  
The 911 stampede was speedy, but it doesn't have enough of the masses in a frenzy.  
Well here comes the next attempt at creating a worldwide attention!  
How one reacts will affect the outcome for not just you but the entire world.
Some of you have heard the news and predictions about the price of gasoline going up.  They predict that in 10-15-20 years, at the rate oil is being used, there won't be any more oil and we'll "have to go back to being 'Caveman' ".    The term for that sort of discussion is called "Peak Oil" (in case you have not heard of it before).  
I am not a doomsayer.  Like many of you, I seek the truth.  I am logical and intuitive as some of you may know.  I work to see all sides of a situation as best possible.  There is no question that oil and coal are finite materials here on earth, and that "one day" there won't be any more.  That's not the argument here.  My argument is using "this" time period on earth to confuse issues so that people don't know whether to be scared and then hoard, etc., or to relax and see that the sky isn't falling with respect to oil reserves.  Creating confusion is a form of Mind Control, a form of "dulling" your Natural senses.  No mind can be controlled without your permission unless you do not try to objectively see all sides of what you are being told by government and news media.  Sometimes that means taking a LOT of time doing research.  Thankfully, there are those who do take the time and then are gracious enough to pass what they found to others who are interested.
There is a tiny % of people who don't care about what happens to oil because they are utilizing alternative energy as their main source of energy.   So it doesn't matter to them whether the information being passed around is true or false.  Oil doesn't affect them one way or the other.
For the benefit of everyone else, I offer the following:  From all indications after reading the research by the presenter below, I feel confident that there is an attempt to stampede the American people into really unfortunate consequences, which I also think is preventable.
The Age of Coal began when declining supplies of wood in Great Britain caused its price to climb. Two centuries later, oil took the place of coal as "the king of energy sources" because of its convenience and its high flexibility in many applications, but coal was neither exhausted nor scarce. Oil substitution is simply a matter of cost and public needs, not of scarcity. To "cry wolf" over the availability of oil has the sole effect of perpetuating a misguided obsession with oil security and control that is already rooted in Western public opinion--an obsession that historically has invariably led to bad political decisions.
Blessings to all,
Sherry Swiney 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Thomas R. Ascher 
To: AB 
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 11:10 PM
Subject: Fw: Another look at 'Peak Oil', Who's behind it, and Why...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Moser" <>
To: <undisclosed-recipients:>
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 4:55 PM
Subject: Another look at 'Peak Oil', Who's behind it, and Why...

 "Of course, higher prices also make known deposits of oil that were previously too costly to exploit viable economically, as well as reducing demand. Consequently, it is impossible to ever literally run out of oil. The possibility should not be a factor in the energy debate." --Bruce
 Bartlett, Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis

 This Peak Oil 'thingy' looks to be quite a rabbit hole, c'mon folks let's see where it takes us.........

 more at:

 Steve M.

 "There are always a few, better endowed than others, who feel the weight of the yoke and cannot restrain themselves from attempting to shake it off.... These are in fact the men who, possessed of clear minds and far-sighted spirit, are not satisfied, like the brutish mass,
to see only what is at their feet, but rather look about them, behind and before, and even recall the things of the past in order to judge those of the future, and compare both with their present condition. These are the ones who, having good minds of their own, have further trained them by study and learning. Even if liberty had entirely perished from the earth, such men would reinvent it. For them slavery has no satisfactions, no matter how well disguised."
--Etienne de la Boetie, The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

"panem et circenses" - see:

 "It isn't that they can't see the solution.
 It is that they can't see the problem."
 â€" G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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