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The Conspiracy Theory

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

After my last post I came along an article on Wikipedia and I realised that I have to rectify my sloppy inaccurate description of the circumstances of Stanley Meyer’s passing. Let me correct this statement by citing from
Wikipedia about Stanley Meyer’s death:

“Stanley Meyer died suddenly on 21 March 1998 after dining at a restaurant. An autopsy report by the Franklin County, Ohio coroner concluded that Meyer had died of a cerebral aneurysm, but conspiracy theorists insist that he was poisoned to suppress the technology, and that oil companies and the United States government were involved in his death.” (end of quote)

“Conspiracy Theorist” is an expression often found in debates on public discussion sites on the internet or in mainstream press media articles and labels people who believe in the existence of a small elitist group of very wealthy individuals, who operate through a sophisticated and interlaced network of organisations (commercial, political, philanthropic and ideological) and that these individuals and organisations followed a hidden agenda to proactively and effectively control society through politics, economy and events and by influencing public opinion and behavior with the help of the mainstream mass media, which they are believed to own entirely.

Conspiracy theorist often suspect an untold version to the official story or a concealed truth behind a certain event. For example the invasion of Irak is considered by conspiracy theorists to be motivated by the desire to get access to the Iraqi oil fields and that the 9/11 event had been a false flag operation executed by agencies of the PTB (powers that be) to initiate and justify such an invasion, while the official version targeted Saddam’s assumed WMD arsenal and his suspected link to Al Quaeda – a terrorist organisation lead by Osama Bin Laden which is believed to have attacked America on 9/11 – and was motivated entirely by the need to protect democracy and world security.

Conspiracy theorists also believe that any invention or discovery by an individual or by an independent organisation, that would jeopardize vested interests (another theory), would be suppressed by PTB and it’s agencies and that PTB is applying various tactics (such as blackmail, ridicule, threats, defamation, coercion, murder etc.) to silence dissenting subjects. Further Conspiracy theorists believe that many mainstream scientists and faculties as well as designated public relations agencies, ghostwriters and specialised journalists are directly or indirectly hired and paid by PTB or its agencies for the purpose of publicly disapproving of such potentially competing inventions and developments by stirring controversy, by labelling such inventions and discoveries with attributes of disapproving character, e.g. “junk science”, “pseudo science”, “snake oil” etc. or by repetitive citation of certain established scientific dogmata (such as the laws of thermodynamics) in an attempt to disprove feasibility and to disencourage further follow up.

One can find conspiracy theorists in almost any field where massive profits are realised by a relatively small group of people or by very influential organisations or by a syndication – official or presumed clandestine – of such organisations, and where underlying structures and activities for the procurement of such profits could be considered exclusive or monopolistic in their nature.

A more elaborate article on “Conspiracy Theory” can also be found on Wikipedia.org

Happy Birthday Big Oil

Posted by Admin on Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Today to the day a hundred fifty years ago Colonel Edwin Laurentine Drake (Edwin Draka) finished drilling the first commercial oil well. Actually oil was found the next day only, when Drake’s driller, Billy Smith, looked into the hole in preparation for another day’s work and was surprised to see crude oil rising up .

Although Drake found the oil, the wealth wouldn’t follow for him due to some bad moves in establishing a business and he ended up empoverished. However, some have made some better profits over the past fifteen decades with pumping and trading and so we have managed to liberate a good portion of the confined carbon, sulfurs and nitrogen into our environment in the form of gases from fuels for transportation (70%), as industrial products such as lubricants and plastics (24%), as wastes and spills and burning oil wells (sorry, nobody evaluated this bit statistically) , and we have sealed the roads with tar and our skins with petroleum jelly (5%).

By the way, the first city to have its streets paved with tar was Baghdad in the 8th century AD…(no I won’t comment something distasteful here).

The consumption of oil has increased quite a bit since the first anniversary: Drake’s well produced 25 barrels (4 m3) a day – approximately the per capita per year consumption of today’s America (means: just 365 Americans could have lived then the same way they live today). Nowadays the oil output has reached roughly 71 Mio barrels per day (it was peaking at 74,8 million barrels/day in July 2008). That is 25915000000 barrels per year, or 4120485000000 litres per year. That makes for everyone on this planet (babys included) 608 litres or 3.82 barrels of crude oil per year! Hurrey!

In 2006 the Indians have been estimated to have a 0.8 barrels per capita per year consumption. But with a growth rate of the passenger vehicles segment of over 12 % between april 2007 and march 2008 (and this rate for sure will increase with increasing buying power of the middle class), the consumption in India (and of course in many other emerging markets like China, Brazil, Russia, Eastern Europe, African Countries and other fast developing countries in Asia like Cambodia and Vietnam…) will definitely call for much larger production quantities.

BUT: Ever heard about Peak Oil?

All the easy oil and gas in the world has pretty much been found. Now comes the harder work in finding and producing oil from more challenging environments and work areas.
— William J. Cummings, Exxon-Mobil company spokesman, December 2005

Well never believe anything: neither believe there won’t be oil in short, nor believe the press reports about new huge discoveries. As they say in Texas: “money talks – bullshit walks”. Even mixing petrol with bio ethanol and diesel with bio diesel won’t make a good solution to the problem (well, yes maybe it will for the birthday child, but certainly not for the rest of the party) as it just speeds up the destruction of our environment.

Hold on – I wanted to stay positive in this article – so here we go: Let’s use water for the purpose! It won’t go waste – just put it in the tank, convert it into hydrogen on board and have it collected at the tail pipe in it’s original form. Unbelievable? In the mid 1930s Charles Garret has shown this principle to work with a simple electrolytic carburettor. Then there was Daniel Dingel who claims to have it working (but still waits for a customer to buy it at the desired price) and then not to forgett the legendary Stanley Meyer, who accidentially died from a bad stomach in a restaurant’s parking lot.

The Japanese venture Genepax recently came out with a similar solution for a water powered car.

It may be up to the consumers now to express their wish to buy this simple and ecofriendly technology. No more delays please, no more complex and expensive fuel cells with decentralised hydrogen production for further energy domination, no more excuses and no more deception. We just want to drive a clean vehicle and don’t even bother whether it is driven by airpressure as announced by TATA for late 2008 (hey, what happened..?) or by water or by the shit of female cows… Just not the male stuff anymore please!

Maybe a 150 Years is a good age to retire…

The Plenty-first century

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

When Nikola Tesla came to America to work for Thomas Edison, history took a strange turn. Tesla had some novel ideas about the use of alternating current in his mind, that he wanted to express and realize, but Edison had invested a great deal of his time and money into his own inventions based of DC current, that he wanted to see promoted and implemented. After some disputes this relationship turned sour. As a consequence the two great men became great adversaries and Tesla took off to develop his own AC system. Edison, in an attempt to win over the public interest started some campaign in which he publicly electrocuted innocent animals to demonstrate the dangers of AC power, but  Tesla finally defeated Edison with the support of George Westinghouse, when he electrified and lit the 1893 Chicago World Fair. This was a big success which let to the realisation of the Niagara Falls hydroelectric power project and the rest is history: his alternating current technology became the world standard for energy generation and distribution.

But to be fair, I think we have to credit both men with equal respect: Edison gave us the electric light while Tesla gave us the AC power that enables distribution of Energy over large distance (besides many other remarkable contributions from both men). Tesla and Edison, both, are in fact – from an objective point of view – complementary to each other, despite their seemingly contrary stands. After all, in retrospect it has become a needless dispute who was right and who was wrong or whose technology is superior.

What would have happened, if these two contemporaries had become friends during their lifetime and concentrated on their common interests and shared their findings and cooperated in their efforts, rather than resorting to proud righteousness and petty ego fights? But then… both were humans and ego gratification is believed to be a prime human motivator – everybody craves for recognition and superiority. Unfortunately when it comes to business this craving can easily turn into an ugly addiction for greed, power, domination. That’s where we find ourselves today as far as energy standards are concerned.

We pollute, we fight, we kill thereby destroying our very life foundation for energy dominance, and inspite of growing global awareness and imminent dire consequences of our outdated attitude, we seems to make very meagre progress in quitting such self destructive tendencies. Somehow it appears we deliberately ignore the urgency as well as the fact that we all populate one and the same planet, breathe the same air and before all – that we write century XXIst…

In my opinion it’d be about time to (re-)discover mutualities and the creative aspects of our presence on this globe and make it a fun game to solve the problems of our own making. Finally it is about our future as a race and how we want to spend the time here together. In regard to the Energy question it may help to focus on innovation over conservation, renewable sources over controllable sources, decentralised systems over centralised ones – and until the deployment of fresh and better solutions we can resort to a bit of energy/fuel efficiency by banning Edisons warm glowing bulbs for cold white Tesla light. But really, I believe there is no need for dictated modesty as there is plenty of Energy available in a variety of forms that can be harnessed (a much nicer term than “exploited” anyway, isn’t it?) and who knows, maybe we just have to dig a bit in some dusty drawers to find some existing and readily available technologies and solutions. I know, this might not sound like a great idea to everyone due to reasons of the above mentioned prime human motivator…but hey – haven’t we all clearly hoped and voted for CHANGE?