Mirage: The low price of fuel and the future…

We find ourselves walking the desert seeking refuge and the waves of heat rise obscuring our vision of what is in front of us.

It appears clear and as we continue our walk our focus, sharpens.

And before our feet lay the bounty we seek. Shiny and bright and sparkling as the sun shines off of it.

And just like diamonds…completely worthless.

And then we begin to see clearly what it is that is occurring.

Currently energy has been in a bit of a free fall. There is a lot of speculation about why this is and the simple answer is the very simple economic principle of supply and demand.  The United States over the past eight years or so has ramped up renewable energy sources which has significantly reduced demand.  And as these policies continue to gain a foothold the largest supplier has taken note.

During this slide of prices supply has been fairly constant while demand keeps falling. This is not by accident in any manner.  This is deliberate.  The average consumer sees the savings that they are receiving and looking at purchasing vehicles that consume more fuel, burn more oil and in general are more wasteful.

And what is currently occurring is the producers of oil are driving aside the renewables. Simple economic laws.

Take a minute or two and look at countries who produce far less oil and see what this current slide is doing to their economies.

Saudi Arabia has seen the future and realizes that if the United States continues to become more energy independent this would essentially destroy them. Very few actually create or build anything and when they do the results are less than desirable.  Ask yourself why they fly the best in to build for them…and then this is also a country to subjugates and actively harms the female sex.

Our polices are in full force but can be easily undone by the next wave of elected incompetence who seek to undo that which will and does cost more. Their hold will easily slip if those see only the present and that which is there before themselves.

Speaking of which…when did it become acceptable to elect those to office who represent none of what it is to be American?

I see the illusion which is created by the mirage.

It is Fata Morgana

 

 

 

Building a new stadium, NFL seeks assistance from the Poor

And I wish this was completely inaccurate.

Two teams will bid to move to the west coast and build a stadium which will cost close to 2 Billion dollars.  And do so paying as little for it themselves as possible.

This will be done with tax breaks and special deals.  I may be wrong but is there not an issue of teachers not being paid a wage which they can participate in society?  Is the infrastructure failing in some places?  Or maybe it should just be mentioned…should a 10 Billion a year industry actually pay for it’s own buildings without taking money away from the poor, the working poor, the middle class?  These monstrosities are for the billionaires who watch their millionaires play a game.

When will they actually play/pay their own way?

 

 

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14538048/commissioner-roger-goodell-says-plans-keep-chargers-raiders-rams-inadequate-current-home-markets

How the NRA is failing it members

The NRA – National Rifle Association – is an association which was established in 1871.

I will discuss no numbers or statistics here.

I only wish to say that instead of proposing a solution to the mass-murders, the deaths and the violence which continues to occur that our NRA only shoots down options, possibilities, and choices.

Propose, team with others and move forward into the new year.  Develop a solution which addresses what is happening.

Why are you, the NRA silent on proposing a solution or have a clear plan of reducing violence which involve guns?

Why is there not a 10-step plan which I can go to and read about right now?

Your lack of vision will ultimately hurt all gun owners.

 

A Leader, A Hero, A thought

For some, leading others comes easily and is simple to identify in others.

I figure it is best to clearly identify just what this should mean and define it in a way which is easy to understand.

Generally speaking a Hero is not someone who wears tights and we see them on the silver screen saving the planets or cities of our galaxy.

A hero is someone who sees a wrong.  A hero is someone who makes a choice to do something about that wrong.  A hero is someone who speaks up for those who have no voice.  A hero is a person who will at times be ridiculed for what they say.  A hero may lose everything they have.

And a hero is someone who may just be you.

 

Disney and the influence of our Lives

You may recently have seen a new movie.  Something called Star Wars.

Disney owns many “properties” at this point and is leveraging them in ways not seen in some time.  They have ownership of entertainment and news.

In the past year at ESPN they have removed well spoken writers – Greg Easterbrook and Bill Simmons.

This is notable as Disney moves toward a general “all” appeal to the masses as to remove any actual real thought of subjects that should possible not only matter…but are actually important.

Mr. Easterbrook took on the subject of concussions and why the NFL was not doing enough about it.

Mr. Simmons created a site – Grantland – which explored various topics and subjects and was not immune to ruffling feathers either.  http://grantland.com/features/a-mysterious-physicist-golf-club-dr-v/

What is in common for both of these individuals?  They were both long-time employees of ESPN and Disney.

They were not fired or not renewed due to incompetent behaviors or thoughts.  They were not brought back since they do not fit the corporate image of what it means to be a part of Disney.

A new year. A happy year?

Hi.  This is my first post and I want to say hello.

I will be adding my thoughts, ideals, ideas and in general feeling of where things are currently and where they should be going.

This Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram (eventually) for the last two is meant as a way for my voice to be heard.

I have many thoughts about what is occurring in our world and I am not entirely pleased with what is happening.

And yes I know…you are reading this – whoever you may be – and thinking “good luck!” with that.

I have a simple belief that ideas are more powerful than people realized and believe that the right ideas will and do change the world.

I hope you enjoy what I have published.

ps.  I write the things I do because I am but one.  For my thoughts to have impact I’d ask you to share what you see if you believe it is impactful or meaningful.  I believe this world can be changed and believe with your help it will be accomplished.