Coal Powered Cars


Salvation? (or is the New York Times just scrapping the bottom of the barrel for Utopian scams?)

To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old

He and his team at the University of Texas at Austin filed a patent on a new kind of battery that, if it works as promised, would be so cheap, lightweight and safe that it would revolutionize electric cars and kill off petroleum-fueled vehicles. His announcement has caused a stir, in part, because Dr. Goodenough has done it before. In 1980, at age 57, he coinvented the lithium-ion battery that shrunk power into a tiny package.

Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries
Feb. 28, 2017


Coal-Powered Cars



The Allure of the DC Streetcar
By NATHANIEL KOCH • April 4, 2017

Living Arrangements?

How Tourism Is Killing Venice
By LEWIS MCCRARY • April 3, 2017


Damien Hirst Is Back With an Underwater Fantasy. Will Collectors Care?


Blackwater founder Erik Prince is the latest Trump cutout to parlay with Putin’s men


The head of the world’s largest investor thinks the stock market is overvalued

“We don’t have the tax reform that we’re expecting,” Fink said. “If we don’t see a true deregulation, I think the markets would have some setbacks there.”

He added that the US economy was slowing down and would probably grow by less than 1.5%. “In fact, I think the first quarter, the US may be the slowest economy in the G-7,” he said.

“If you believe that it would be longer for these to transpire and we have an economy that is slower because of uncertainty, then I would say the market is, the US equity markets are probably higher than they should be,” Fink added.

The Trump Administration Goes Neocon-Crazy
THE SAKER • APRIL 5, 2017 • 2,100 WORDS

Air cover for the US forces in Syria imply either a tacit agreement with the Russians and the Syrians, something like what the Israelis apparently have, or an immense risk for the USAF and USN aircraft. So we are back to negotiating with the Russians and via the Russians, with the Syrians.

In fact, I bet you that this is what the Americans are doing right now. Quietly negotiating with the Russians. Problem: the Neocons hate Russia and everything Russian. And they loathe Putin.

Russia says their air defenses in Syria ‘guarantee the security’ of their airbases

Conspiracy with and Without Conspirators

Bombs Away!

Close your eyes, click your heels three times, and tell me if you actually know what the fuck is happening in Syria. There’s an awful lot about the poison gas attack that doesn’t add up for the casual observer. It was only a week ago that the US enunciated a new policy that we would be content for Bashar al Assad to remain in power presiding over the Syrian government — after years of grousing and threats against him. Apparently Trump Central had concluded that Assad was a better alternative than another failed state in the Middle East with no government at all.

14 Replies to “Coal Powered Cars”

  1. So I’m looking at the pedomobile taxi picture and wondering “Is it coal-powered also”? The perhaps surprising answer is yes. Coal provided at least some of the food power that the man is converting to muscle power. Coal has at least partially kept that man warm enough to survive the winter, and made his life easier by providing air conditioning in the hot summer months. Coal power probably help make the bicycle and his clothes, especially if made in China or India, where they burn a lot of coal. Coal power made the heavy equipment that was used to make and maintain the roads, and the buildings in the city pictured.

    Coal power is everywhere. Yes, and we hit peak global coal production last year or in 2015.

  2. I am much more direct. I will be in that showroom someday really soon and make it really awkward for everybody when I ask whether you can put dirty coal in it or just unleaded, or some such nonsense. I know a woman who was a sales rep there for a spell about a year ago. Complete airhead. Blonde, fake tits, aerobics instructor the week before she got the job. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  3. Well. That was depressing. Entertaining, though….the second one was more my style. Short and sweet.

  4. good OFW comment quoting the wisdom of the late Mike Ruppert:

    ITEOTWAWKI says:
    April 7, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I can’t STAND environmentalists who keep saying we have to wean ourselves off FFs….they miss a small tiny detail that they and every other 7.5B of us are here because of FFs.

    Like the great Michael Ruppert said in the 2009 documentary Collapse:

    “In 1900 (at the turn of the 20th century), what you see as oil became ubiquitous, population goes up in a vertical growth trajectory. We are at 6.5 billion people. We might be at 7 billion people by the time anyone sees this interview. All of these people exist on this planet only because of oil. That’s it. SO IT IS AXIOMATIC THAT IF YOU TAKE THE OIL AWAY, THE POPULATION MUST ALSO GO AWAY. In all of science, in all of biology, there is no case where any population (be it bacteria in a petri dish or caribou on an Arctic island) encounters favorable circumstances and goes on a vertical growth trajectory without an immediate crash down. It is a law. It is a law as fundamental as gravity. It is a law as fundamental as thermodynamics. And if one thinks of it, it might also be true of the stock exchange or financial markets which up like this (in a vertical line) and then go down like this. It is the history of every bubble.”

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