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Collapse of oil prices and the Russian Ruble

Posted December 16, 2014 by Ian Welsh

These are the same thing.  Russia sells oil to the world, and their currency is based on the price of oil.  (It is for this same reason that the Canadian dollar has been sliding.) Putin has been a competent leader for Russia in many ways, but the failure to diversify the economy from oil is […]

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What Kind of Politicians Ignore THEIR OWN SCIENTISTS?

Posted December 1, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

OK, you tell me. What do you call politicians who ignore their own scientists? It’s not a trick question. What if scientists tell their political bosses about the climate impacts of ramping up a mythical $1 trillion LNG industry, then the politicians ignore the warnings so they can go frack ahead anyway? Ignorant? Stupid? Corrupt? […]

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Allan's Perspective

You’re a million dollar baby!

Posted November 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Let this be a warning to be very careful where you go on vacation, and then make sure you have proper insurance! A dream vacation has turned into a financial nightmare for one Saskatchewan couple, after a mom-to-be gave birth while on holiday in Hawaii. Jennifer Huculak and her husband have been saddled […]

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Oil prices and the future of the middle-east

Posted November 4, 2014 by Boris

Part of the cost of US fracking and rise of renewables is the growing irrelevance of the oil producing countries of the middle-east and the appalling scale of violence that may follow in these places.

This would happen anyway as production peaked in S…

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