The 'Politics' Behind Oil Price Fall

Is Saudi Arabia launching an oil price war in tandem with the US to undermine or at least weaken energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? Even the 1986 oil price war was given a political dimension and was seen as playing a considerable role in the collapse of the Soviet Union three years later. According to this calculation even the US will be hurt if the oil price is to drop below $70 a barrel and may see its shale oil bonanza comes to an end. It was a different market then in 1986, when OPEC was adopting a strategy of defending an offic [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Articles: Meet Wendy Sherman, architect of appeasement disasters in nuclear negotiations with North Korea and Iran

What are the odds that North Korea, hard-pressed for foreign exchange, will sell missiles, warheads, and related technologies to Iran? Hats off to Wendy Sherman, architect of the 1999 nuclear deal with North Korea that was supposed to prevent this sort of thing. Scaparrotti said North Korea may have gained know-how on warhead-miniaturization techno [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

N. Korea can build nuclear warhead

WASHINGTON- The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile.Army General Curtis Scaparrotti said he thought North Korea's connection with Iran [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Spain defends Canaries oil drilling plan

"We are talking about matters that are in the power of the state, not of the Canary Islands government," Saenz said. Spain on Friday launched a legal challenge to defend plans to explore for oil and gas off the Canary Islands, a popular tourist destination. Madrid outraged the Canaries' regional government, residents and environmental groups in Aug [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014


David Cameron is selling off our NHS, piece by piece: and we're all paying the price. Labour MP Clive Efford is putting forward a Bill in Parliament to stop the sell off, and give us our health service back.We want to put public health - not private profit - back at the heart of our NHS. Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Bulletin Board

Join SWT Ranger Leo Jennings on a walk around Chinthurst Hill to look at the management past, present and future. SWT Ranger Leo Jennings, 07968 832504. SWT Ranger Lucy Bryce, 07968 832501. Join SWT Ranger Lucy Bryce for a 6-8 mile walk. Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome and dog owners must pick up after their dogs.Distance: [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

The ‘Politics’ Behind Oil Price Fall – OpEd

By Alsir Sidahmed It is no longer a issue of whispering in the corridors of the oil industry. It is now part of public debate. Is Saudi Arabia launching an oil price war in tandem with the US to undermine or at least weaken energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? The latest to join this […]T [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Oxford boss wary of Carlisle Utd's energy

Oxford could be unchanged, as Appleton remains without injured frontman Will Hoskins – a Carlisle target under Graham Kavanagh. Junior Blues members can watch today’s game for £1 while there will be a host of Halloween attractions and games around Brunton Park from 1pm. We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Councillors Denied Vote on Crossrail Plans Thanks to Lab/Lib Coalition

In a bizarre move, the Lab / Lib Coalition running Brentwood Council has blocked a motion to bring the Crossrail Planning Application to Full Council, which would have allowed all councillors to have a say and a vote on the proposals. Louise said, “Crossrail is a major project for the whole of Brentwood. I would have liked to have had the opportu [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Skeptical Voter Wiki

Libel Law Reform In February 2010, Patrick Hall signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[5]. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect o [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Happy Birthday Andy Clements

I wouldn’t normally use this blog to wish a happy birthday to a friend but Andy Clements’ 60th birthday deserves celebrating. Andy is a great birder, a great bloke, a great conservationist and a great bloke (no harm in saying that twice). He has done (is doing!) a great job leading the BTO and is one of the most respected leaders in UK nature c [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Past Climate Change Was Caused By Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. The study shows that changes in heat distribution between the ocean basins is important for understanding future climate change. However, scientists can’t predict precisely what effect the carbon dioxide currently [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014


Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014

Coalition Collision: Jokowi Vs The Opposition In Parliament

Current development suggests that the opposition-dominated parliament would be President Jokowi’s biggest challenge in delivering reform. Therefore, it will be highly essential for Jokowi to win public support to protect government policies in the parliament. In the best-case scenario, Jokowi will be able to preserve and upsize his current coalit [...] Read more ...

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25 Oct 2014