More on search words
Goodness, if you want a bunch of random hits on your page, put the word
"nudist" somewhere in the text. I've mentioned it in passing in one of
my posts, and received several hits from it.
I didn't get any hits on Saturday. I suppose that is a good thing.
Rebels and Oil
In Nigeria, the majority of people live in poverty, yet the
ground is rich with oil. Who can figure out these
guys? They are declaring war on their country's primary source of
income. They say they will not target the oil pipelines to prevent the
spread of pollution. I think they will avoid the pipelines because if
they do win, they want to make money off them.
The news of this trouble in Africa and hurricane Ivan are the straws
that send the price of oil over $50 a
barrel. I've heard that things are not really going to change until
oil hits $80 a barrel. I bet it would not take as much as you think to
boost oil that high. If one center of oil production experiences enough
trouble to just slow down, the world will suddenly freak and a cascade
of hording will run the price through the roof over night.
Lets say oil hits $80 a barrel. What will come of it? Well, large
economies will suffer pump shock. Many people will loose their jobs
because the company they work for will not make any money on whatever
it is they do with oil that high. The genuine problem will come in the
third world that now depends on oil will tank instantly. Think about
it. The only thing holding the rebels in Nigeria at bay is the money
coming in from oil. If the money disappears, the rebels all over the
world will make their move. Further oil flow disruptions will occur and
the problems will cascade on a more expanded scale. The way to head
this off is to slowly, predictably and methodically reduce the need for
oil and provide non-oil jobs to the third world. As it stands, many oil
producing countries have rebel groups with their eye firmly planted on
the money and power gained with the keys to the oil production.
A buddy of mine says he saw a seismic crew testing some land in South
East Texas this past weekend. I had read somewhere that exploration was
not keeping up with demand. It is good to know that there are people
looking in the U. S. again.
I have a theory about alternative fuel and the price of oil. I hope I
haven't said this before. At the moment oil is the most economical
method of doing the stuff (like drive around) that we do. Until the day
when the alternate fuel is more economical than oil, it doesn't have a
chance. When oil hits $80 a barrel, people will start switching to
alternate fuels and feed stocks. The trouble is, the moment they make
the switch, the price of oil will drop. Thus, the alternate must come
down to stay competitive.
Picture of Security
I'm not sure why, but I really like this photo. The old guy in
the bad over coat who looks like the president of a piece of ground
that is not a country yet is the president of Afghanistan. Look at the
looks on the security guys faces. They all have the most intense look
on their face. The guy in front has a goatee. The guy in the back to
the left has a full beard. The guy in the back right looks like he is
giving instructions of some kind. These guys look like American or
European types. They are carrying American standard rifles. If they are
U. S. soldiers, they are special forces. You can tell, because of the
facial hair. If you look close, they are waring body armor under their
Finally there is a PDA
That will keep up with my life. This is tough enough to handle a day in
the life of Kelly. The fact that a PDA costs so much prevents me from
taking it anywhere. This one looks like it would put up with the first
drop of rain.
This is basically the same camera I had on my blog about a year ago.
The difference is this model is 16.7
megapixel. The camera I have now is nice, but it is not
professional grade. Most photographers I know have gone totally
digital. The only exception is medium format and up. As these things
get more and more powerful, that will yield as well.
A buddy and I spoke of how Kodak and Fuji have weathered the digital
storm. Both companies adapted and are doing pretty well. Kodak has
devoted most of their resources to digital photography and imaging.
Fuji has always been into just about everything imaging anyway. The
music industry could take some notes.