. . . then I don’t know what is.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kimberly-clark-sees-commodities-tab-doubling-2011-04-25?siteid=YAHOOB

Double?

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. . .of examples where a person with no data but a degree of geo-political knowledge coupled with some common sense can draw more valid conclusions than can experts.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hold-the-accolades-on-chinas-green-leap-forward/2011/04/19/AFLdZMEE_story.html

China as a green-energy giant? The idea is simply preposterous. As the truth reveals itself, all their green energy production is going to Western nations who subidize its production.

Buy coal and oil stocks.

Cease Fire!

April 1, 2011

. . . I can’t recall any instance of anyone in the Middle East asking for a cease fire unless they were losing. In contrast the US has asked for them many times, not necessarily because we were losing, but because we were tired.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110401/ap_on_bi_ge/af_libya

 

War by Schedule

April 1, 2011

Apparently after Saturday the US will no longer deploy the AC-130 or the A-10 in Libya. Is this because circumstances warrant our pulling back?

No, it’s because. . . well. . . I guess we’d used them enough. In a war with murky objectives how do you know when to draw the line at enough.

Hard to know, but I guess it’s Saturday.
Mullen and Gates stressed that even though powerful combat aircraft like the side-firing AC-130 gunship and the A-10 Thunderbolt, used for close air support of friendly ground forces, will stop flying after Saturday, they will be on standby. Mullen said this means that if the rebels’ situation become “dire enough,” NATO’s top commander could request help from the U.S. aircraft. The U.S. also has used Marine AV-8B Harrier attack jets as well as Air Force F-15 fighters and B-2 and B-1 long-range bombers.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110401/ap_on_re_us/us_us_libya