Petro-Dollar
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Demise of the Petrodollar

If you're not quite sure what the Petrodollar is, it's pretty uncomplicated. Back in the 1970's, at the height of the oil crisis, United States President Richard Nixon conceived an economic master plan. He offered to help defend Saudi Arabia from their burgeoning Middle East rivals. In exchange for that promise, the Saudi kingdom assured all of its oil production be traded in USD (energyandcapital.com). This strategic stroke of genius
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Shell Out

Climate crimes have perpetrators; they also have facilitators. For years, Shell has knowingly funded our climate crisis. Now this morally bankrupt company is positioning itself as part of the ‘zero carbon’ solution (while continuing to invest the vast majority of its capital in fossil fuel extraction). It is shameless greenwash. By accepting Shell’s money, complete with 'gagging clause’ not to do or say anything that might embarrass their sponsor, the
Gentrification
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The Gentrification Effect

Growing up in a lower middle class bastion had it's many difficulties: Dealing with moving from several apartments, forced to attend public schools, always making ends meet by the skin of our teeth. Not to mention my parents divorce which made matters all the more unseemly. All the times throughout childhood thinking how I would never want to spend the rest of my life in the neighborhood I felt was,
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The History of Oil

Robert Newman's comedic historic portrayal of the history of oil. Fact is stranger than fiction. Explains why America wishes to bring "democracy" to the Middle East and that WWI should be taught about the war for Iraq not Archduke Ferdinand & the coup in Iran when the secular democracy became a dictatorship for the interests of British Petroleum using the CIA.      
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A short conversation about corporations

1: World killers Let’s talk about corporations. “Corporations?” I can see you’re dubious. “Aren’t corporations a little dull?” Dull? I wish it were so.   Corporations are our enemies. They’re enemies of humanity. They’re enormously dangerous – and they’re killing our world. What could possibly be dull about that?   “Well, ok, but aren’t you now being a little extreme?” Dull? Extreme? Which is it? Let’s keep talking. Let’s see
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Why just “Friends of Israel”?

Why just "Friends of Israel"? Whats wrong with "Friends of the rest of the world"? Stop the world I want to get off In the UK, since the days of Thatcher, have been told that Society doesn’t exist and that all Humans are simply motivated by self-interest. If you stop and think for a moment, its complete Bollox, but plenty of people bought into it anyway,  attracted by the promise
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TPS – Total Parking Solutions Scam

Parking Penalty Notices are the thing of nightmares for many motorists and with 32.8 million vehicles licensed in Great Britain, parking is becoming a lucrative system of making money from a simple plot of land. Whilst Local Authority parking sites are regulated under the 2004 Traffic Management Act, private companies are not, they are free to charge unsuspecting motorists whatever they see fit. Usually, the Rules are set out on
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The Birth of BrExit

In 1997, Liam Fox founded a Think Tank called Atlantic Bridge under the patronage of Margaret Thatcher Liam Fox is on record stating that Atlantic Bridge  had been created to “Defend people of common interests from European Integrationists who would like to pull Britain away from its relationship with the United States”. So not exactly big fans of the Union of Europe even 20 years ago, but great fans of