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July 13, 2008 12:13AM
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Headlines at the Truth To Power website so far this July:

WHY OBAMA COULD BE WORSE THAN MCCAIN
My comment: When AREN'T wolves in sheep's clothing more deadly than wolves in plain sight? 107
MATT SIMMONS: THE ONLY WAY IS DOWN
67
THE LATEST OIL SHOCK
90
WHY THE HIGH PRICE OF OIL IS ALL ABOUT SUPPLY
44
INDYMAC BANCORP SEIZED BY FEDERAL REGULATORS (FDIC), SCHUMER BLAMED FOR FAILURE
33
BRITAIN URGING RETURN TO WORLD WAR II FRUGALITY
Families urged to cut waste to combat rising global food prices 19
ROVE DOESN'T SHOW FOR TESTIMONY AND LEAVES THE COUNTRY
51
LOOK AT THE WEST'S LEADERS AND BE AFRAID
My comment: And when they don't tell the truth about Peak Oil, then nations have snowball's chance in hell of dealing with it. 29
MURDER CULTURE VS. A GIFT CULTURE
22
BREAKING: DOW BELOW 11,000: FREDDIE & FANNIE HAMMERED
How many ways can you spell C-O-L-L-A-P-S-E? 120
TOM ENGLEHARDT: WHY THE U.S. WON'T ATTACK IRAN
"The question, of course, is: Are they still capable of creating “their own reality” and imposing it, however briefly, on the planet? Every tick upwards in the price of oil says no. Every day that passes makes an attack on Iran harder to pull off." 78
OIL SPIKES $4 ON SPECULATION THAT ISRAEL MAY ATTACK IRAN: CRUDE NEARLY $146
57
MONETARISTS WARN OF CRUNCH ACROSS ATLANTIC ECONOMIES
128
5 WAYS WASHINGTON AND WALL ST. SET US UP FOR AN ECONOMIC CRASH
164
COLLAPSE OF BEAR STEARNS WAS AN ECONOMIC HIT JOB
43
GLOBAL ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: FROM THE BAD TO THE REALLY SINISTER
" What makes this $691 billion loss so special is that "such losses could jeopardize balance sheets because the US banking system had only $1,350 billion of equity capital". Hahaha! They've lost two-thirds of the banks capital! Hahaha! Morons!" 66
CAPITALISM HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE
72
UTILITY SHUT OFFS JUMP
"The outlook for next winter is fairly bleak for low-income households," said Skip Arnold of Energy Outreach Colorado. 21
WOOD STOVES ARE A GROWING TREND--BUT...
My comment: The "but" is: If you have the slightest sense that you want to convert to a wood stove, buy one NOW!! There may be none available in 2009 60
EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS: ARCTIC ICE SHELF HANGING BY A THREAD
41
HOUSING MELTDOWN WILL CAUSE MASSIVE LOSSES OF HOUSEHOLD WEALTH
28
MORTGAGE CRISIS IS LEAVING CHILDREN HOMELESS--MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES FACE HOMELESSNESS FOR THE FIRST TIME
17
FORECLOSURES UP 70% IN STATE OF WASHINGTON
25
FEDS CONSIDER TAKEOVER OF FANNIE AND FREDDIE
12
"END OF SUBURBIA" DOCUMENTARY VINDICATED, VALIDATED, AND PROVEN DEAD-ON---END OF DISCUSSION!
56
THE ORIGINS OF THE GOSPEL OF CONSUMPTION
21
LOSE THE GROCERY STORE AND JOIN A CSA
23
THE COLLAPSE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION CONTINUES: SCHOOLS FORCED TO CUT BUS SERVICES
In yesterday's Daily News Stories--school cafeterias may soon not have food to feed students. No food, no fuel, and of course no actual learning going on in public schools. Wanna take bets on how much longer the whole fiasco can continue? 15
DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION FOR SURVIVAL
155
FAMILY CONSCIOUSLY PREPARES FOR LIFE AFTER OIL
My comment: For those who continue to call us Peak Oil prophets "doomers and gloomers" please note that THIS is what it's all about. It ain't sexy, and it won't make you feel warm and fuzzy all over, but it may save your ass. 155
DMITRY ORLOV: KEEPING FED AFTER COLLAPSE
169
IS THE WORKING CLASS ABOUT READY TO BLOW?
My comment: See article posted yesterday on Truth To Power's home page, "Peak Toil" 165
A RUN ON NEW YORK'S INDY MAC BANK
My comment: Got cash? In a sock under the mattress or some other more creative place?????? 103
INDY MAC'S TRAIN WRECK COULD LEAD TO ANOTHER ONE
30
KEEP YOUR EYE ON IMPLODE-O-METER FOR THE LATEST IN BANK AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTION COLLAPSES
61
GET READY FOR A POST-SUV WORLD
My comment: Groovy, but when do we get a world with no cars whatsoever??? 27
SENATE PASSES UNCONSTITUTIONAL SPYING BILL AND GIVE IMMUNITY TO PHONE COMPANIES
12
CONGRESS STUDIES HOW PEOPLE TRACK YOUR ONLINE USE
24
DOMESTIC SPYING QUIETLY GOES ON--NO BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT NOT INVOLVED IN IT
10
U.S. MILITARY TO PATROL THE INTERNET
26
AMERICANS SCRAMBLE TO COPE WITH SHOCKING FOOD PRICES
37
THE COLLAPSE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONTINUES--NO FOOD IN THE CAFETERIAS TO FEED THE KIDS???
29
WHY ARE GOVERNMENTS SUBSIDIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF MARINE ENVIRONMENTS?
12
BURIED ALIVE IN DEBT--NEW SERVICE TOUTS MORTGAGE PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD
18
JUNE FORECLOSURES RISE 53%
14
THE FREDDIE & FANNIE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO
"The doomsday scenario could cost taxpayers more than $1 trillion, says the S&P report. The report went so far as to say that a government bailout of Fannie or Freddie could force the agency to lower its rating on the creditworthiness of the United S 20
NATIONALIZATION OF FREDDIE AND FANNIE INEVITABLE
10
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS FIGHT TO RAISE CHICKENS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS
21
HOWARD ZINN: A PEOPLES HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
If you'd like a clear, concise history in writing which you can teach your kids and used to document how we arrived where we are, order my book U.S. HISTORY UNCENSORED: WHAT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TEXTBOOK DIDN'T TELL YOU. See home page of this site. 23
THE GOODBYE REPUBLIC
"Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States..." 39
THE U.S. IS NOT LIKELY TO HAVE A WAR WITH IRAN ANYTIME SOON
155
U.S. STOCK MARKET--NOW A VIOLENT QUEST FOR THE BOTTOM
157
RECKONING DAY IS COMING FOR SMALL BANKS
85
CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN'
My comment: Foreclosures, fires, bankruptcies, gas prices, gas thefts, schools closing, and a merciless drought--California's central valley portends what the the rest of the U.S. may look like soon. 135
NEW CALIFORNIA BLAZE THREATENS 5000 EVACUATIONS
56
THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HAS ENTERED A FRIGHTENING NEW STAGE
91
HAMMERING OF FREDDIE AND FANNIE MAKE HOUSING RECOVERY AND ECONOMIC COMEBACK HIGHLY UNLIKELY
21
ORGANIC FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD
27
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS CANNOT FEED THE WORLD
13
SUMMIT LEADERS DISCUSS WORLD FOOD CRISIS OVER 18-COURSE MEAL
23
CHELLIS GLENDINNING: THE "UNTIED" STATES OF AMERICA HAPPENING IN VERMONT
50
PEAK OIL PROPHET IMAGINES LIFE AFTER WALMART
57
"SHORT-SIZING" BY MANUFACTURERS GIVES YOU LESS BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
"With fuel and delivery costs rising, food manufacturers are faced with raising their prices or giving you less, and it seems that less is the growing trend" 23
LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IN U.S. CLIMBS 37% IN ONE YEAR
13
3000 GAS STATIONS HAVE CLOSED IN 12 MONTHS
23
NAOMI WOLF: SEX CRIMES IN THE WHITE HOUSE
"How Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay basically turned into an organized sex-crime ring in which the trafficked sex slaves were US-held prisoners." 35
WENDELL BERRY--FAUSTIAN ECONOMICS: HELL HATH NO LIMITS
85
TRIPLE DIGIT LOSSES ON THE DOW
111
MUST READ: AS AMERICA COLLAPSES U.S. GOVERNMENT SECRET PLANS ARE REVEALED
My Comment: Speculation? Perhaps, but it seems important to consider what the people who run the world might be considering 343
THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN 1929 AND 2008 ARE TERRIFYING
165
EXCELLENT PRESENTATION BY MATT SIMMONS--IS ANYONE GOING TO LEARN ANYTHING FROM PEAK OIL ANYTIME SOON?
139
MUST READ: RICHARD HEINBERG--WANT CHEAP OIL? REDUCE DEMAND!
54
BOONE PICKENS: OIL PRICES DRIVEN BY SUPPLY AND DEMAND, NOT BY SPECULATION
26
OIL RISES AS MEXICAN OUTPUT FALLS AND HURRICANE STRENGTHENS
Comment by a Truth To Power subscriber: "We are SO SO SOOOO screwed on the day Mexico suddenly announces to one of the next couple of presidents....sorry boys... we're all tapped out." 41
KUNSTLER: A DESPERATE REALITY IS OVERTAKING THE NATION
"As the black hole of derivatives sucks away these "new clothes," America will stand naked against the elements of fate." 81
EVEN SHELL'S BEST CASE ENERGY SCENARIO WILL BE A DISASTER
31
WHAT'S BAD FOR YOU IS GOOD FOR WALMART
Good for you if you ignore the hidden costs of shopping there--how it drains money and resources from your local community and how you pay for the myriad small businesses Walmart exterminates locally and the healthcare of workers it will not provide 19
FORGET TRACTORS--USE BUFFALO, HORSES, OXEN, MULES, ETC.
My comment: Not only more energy efficient, but better for the soil 28
THE SUBPRIME TRUMP CARD--STANDING UP TO THE BANKS
28
THE CREDIT CRISIS IS GOING TO GET WORSE
My comment: I love it when Wall St. Journal economic writers wake up and smell the coffee that I've been writing about for years. 37
FINANCIAL MARKET LOSSES COULD TOP 1600 BILLION DOLLARS
12
GLOBAL MARKETS SHUDDER AFTER NEW WORRIES ABOUT U.S. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
29
SENTIENT LIKE ME: APE RIGHTS AND THE MYTH OF INTELLIGENCE AMONGST SPECIESISTS
16
ONLINE SWAP SHOP "FREECYCLE" BOOMS AS MIDDLE CLASS FEELS THE SQUEEZE
22
CLIMATE CHANGE MAKES ISLAND KIDS BONY
17
BOULDER COUNTY GOING LOCAL--READ ABOUT BOULDER'S IMPRESSIVE RELOCALIZATION EFFORTS
19
SHARON ASTYK: FOOD STORAGE 102--WEEKS IS NOT ENOUGH
"I know this is hard - in March I was being soft, and helping people with baby steps. I’m going to be blunt now - I don’t think we have that much time before it gets harder and harder for more and more of us to prepare and get ahead." 59
PENSION PLANS SUFFER HUGE LOSSES
27
$200 A BARREL/$6 A GALLON IS COMING THIS YEAR
182
THE THREE GLOBAL "F" WORDS--FINANCIAL CRISIS, FOOD, AND FUEL
121
UK GOVERNMENT ASKS STORES TO STOCKPILE FOOD TO OVERCOME TRUCKERS STRIKE
62
BANKS BRACE FOR TOUGH SECOND HALF OF YEAR
My comment: Eat or be eaten? 101
CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT READS LIKE A DISASTER NOVEL
100
BERTHA IS NOW A HURRICANE
45
MORE MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS GOING BACK HOME
My comment: Want to stop illegal immigration? Educate immigrants in how totally the U.S. education, healthcare, justice, and employment scenes suck! 34
SHOCKER: THE NEW AND NOT IMPROVED OBAMA
47
CAN BUSH ATTACK IRAN AT $142 A BARREL?
49
DEBT COLLECTORS ARE ON THE RAMPAGE--WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
81
WITHOLDING DEBT PAYMENT AS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT
68
JIM HANSEN: WE'VE PASSED SAFE CO2 LEVELS
My comment: As I've been saying for a long time, climate change now has a life of its own. Whether or not it can be stopped is extremely uncertain. 110
ACCESS LATEST FULL REPORT ON PEAK OIL
120
HOW PEAK OIL WILL AFFECT HEALTH CARE
82
INSANE U.S. ETHANOL POLICIES
46
AMERICA'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CAR FADES AS IT BECOMES MORE OF A BURDEN
109
THREE TYPES OF DOOMERS--WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
111
WE'RE RIDDLED WITH DEBT BUT THE CURE IS A KILLER
81
EXCELLENT BY PETER DALE SCOTT: THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE JFK ASSASSINATION AND 9/11
72
DISASTER CAPITALISM: MILTION FRIEDMAN AND THE NINTH CIRCLE
50
8 PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESSFUL RAINWATER HARVESTING
63
TOM WHIPPLE: ASSESSING $200 OIL
"If oil prices move from $140 to $200 the impact is going to be felt more harshly than during the climb from $20 to $140 that has taken place in the last few years." 119
AMERICA'S GAS GUZZLING HYPOCRISY
106
HUNGER IN THE U.S. IS A GROWING PROBLEM (YOU AIN'T SEEN NUTHIN' YET BABY)
144
THOUSANDS OF JOB CUTS COMING, AND AIRLINES ARE ON LIFE SUPPORT
105
EVERYTHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG IN WORLD MARKETS IS
125
WILDLIFE EXTINCTION RATES SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATED
29
TROPICAL STORM BERTHA FORMING IN THE ATLANTIC
56
L.A. AND MIAMI FORECLOSURE RATES MORE THAN DOUBLE
26
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED "GHOST TOWNS" IN SOUTHERN CAL
53
WORDS FAIL TO DESCRIBE HOW BAD THE ECONOMY IS
103
JOBS? WHAT JOBS?
209
UNEMPLOYMENT FUNDS RUNNING DRY
129
OIL CROSSES $146
"Expectations that the European Central Bank will raise interest rates later Thursday is expected to weaken the U.S. dollar and drive oil prices even higher, as investors turn to commodities as a hedge against a falling greenback, traders said." 107
WHAT'S YOUR CONSUMPTION FACTOR?
130
AIRPORTS CASH IN ON FLIGHT DELAYS--TURN THEM INTO MALLS
91
PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS: SO MUCH THEFT THAT RESIDENTS USE BARBED WIRE AND SHOTGUNS TO POLICE THE HOOD
89
NEXT VICTIMS OF THE CRASH--CITY AND STATE SERVICES
64
CAN'T FIND THE MIDDLE CLASS (I KNOW IT WAS HERE SOMEWHERE; WHERE DID IT GO?)
58
IS A BIG HUNK OF STEAK WORTH ALMOST 2000 GALLONS
45
THE BIG MONEY BEHIND OBAMA
My comment: This article mentions Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers. Hmmmm--the orchestrators of the housing bubble? This corporate cloning just gets curiouser and curiouser. 36
ELECTIONS, CAPITALISM, AND DEMOCRACY
My comment: I keep coming back to the definition of insanity--doing the same thing over and over again that has proven without exception not to work, yet expecting a different result the next time. 32
DOW BREAKS GREAT DEPRESSION RECORD FOR POOR PERFORMANCE
157
THE DOW WILL SINK BELOW 10,000--DUH?
177
OIL PRICES: SPECULATION, SCHMECULATION
"This frame interprets high oil prices as an economic problem and thus infers that the problem has an economic solution." 74
HIGH GAS PRICES THREATEN TO DRAIN SMALL TOWNS POPULATIONS
130
PLANETARY SUICIDE: OIL DEMAND WILL GROW DESPITE PRICES
107
THE RELIGION OF STUFF
"China isn’t the real problem and really never was. The problem was always us in the developed nations of the world that believe we can always move upwards, taking and raping whatever we needed when we wanted it. Not anymore, or certainly, not for mu 60
AMERICA IS FALLING APART, PART 1
"From highways to bridges to plumbing to telecommunications, we are not keeping up with our national maintenance chores. Our highways are crumbling. Just maintaining them as they are would cost up to 40 cents a gallon more in gas taxes over the next 73
WHY MIDWEST FLOODS COULD BRING AMERICA TO ITS KNEES
88
WOMAN DIES ON HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM FLOOR
39
GORE VIDAL: THE U.S. IS NOT A REPUBLIC ANYMORE
71
PEAK OIL WILL ABSOLUTELY REVERSE GLOBALIZATION
108
THE PATH TO FREEDOM: LIVING A SIMPLE YET SUSTAINABLE LIFE
215
MATT SIMMONS SAYS WE COULD SEE $600 A BARREL OIL IN A SHORT TIME
164
PETER SCHIFF: GLOOM AND DOOM? NAH, JUST FOR THE U.S.
234
U.S. AIRPORTS TO LOSE 10% OF DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
93
WILL THE U.S. INVADE CANADA FOR ITS OIL?
49
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE REALITY OF "NO" BECOMES CLEAR TO THE MIDDLE CLASS?
128
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO NEWS IN PRINT
58
BIG 3 AUTOMAKERS HANGING FROM A CLIFF BY THEIR FINGERNAILS
58
1400 WILDFIRES BURNING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ALONE
37
TWIN EVILS OF GLOBAL WARMING: WILDFIRES AND DROUGHT
29
TORONTO STAR: GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS IN BREAKDOWN
54
HONEYBEE CRISIS COULD PUSH FOOD PRICES EVEN HIGHER
41
TWO FREE CHAPTERS OF A CRASH COURSE IN PREPARING FOR PEAK OIL
82
MIKE WHITNEY INTERVIEWS MIKE HUDSON: "WE'RE ENTERING A TWO-ECONOMY SOCIETY; THERE'S NO FORCE OPPOSING FINANCIAL POLARIZATION
90
EVERYTHING'S COLLAPSING--INCLUDING THE DEATH PENALTY!
60

These headlines are up to July 12th. Are you ready for the building storm? Are you preparing?
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