Meltdown

How U.S. LNG Transformed The Market

"As U.S. exports ramp up, we’re going to see even more flexibility with more people trying to buy and trade volumes. The old models of stable long-term contracts will really have to change.  We’ve already seen the impact of U.S. LNG on contract trends, with more destination flexibility coming into play."

Blaming Russia For Everything

With the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Thursday, this determination to squelch any dissenting American views as “Russian disinformation” moved up a notch. The craziness has now become the focus of an official Senate investigation into Russian “meddling” in American political life. We have taken another step down the path of a New Cold War that blends a New McCarthyism with a New Orwellianism.

Second Foundation: Empire Crumbling

Unusually gifted individuals come along once in a lifetime to disrupt the plans of the existing social order. Despite the forlorn hope Donald Trump or some other savior can reverse our course, decades of missteps, dreadful decisions, ineffectual leadership, and unconcealed treachery have paved a path to destruction for the American Empire.

"Couldn't Hit An Elephant" - Over-Confident NATO Generals & Russian Retaliation

Recently, US Lieutenant General Ben Hodges ordered over 60 US tanks to fire their guns in Poland. The general has reason to be confident. It can be said with relative certainty that, if the US sends scores of tanks halfway around the world to a country that borders Russia, then begins firing the guns, the Russians will indeed interpret that as a warning that their sovereignty is no longer respected by the US.

Is Bankruptcy For Illinois The Answer?

Could a formal bankruptcy proceeding for the State of Illinois be the answer to it’s fiscal crisis? If you think that’s out of the question, as many do, you’re wrong.

Russophobia - Symptom Of US Implosion

The Soviet Union passed away more than a quarter of a century ago, but Russophobia among the US political class is more virulent than ever. However, the power of the Russophobia propaganda technique over the wider population seems to have greatly diminished from its Cold War heyday.

It's Time To Get Painfully Honest: Banks Are Evil

"I've increasingly come to see the financial industry - with the big banks at its core - as the root cause of injustice in today's society." Whether it's social equity, the security of your job or retirement, your day-to-day existence, or the fairness of the laws we live under - our fate is currently in the hands of the banks.