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Is peak oil dead?

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: Economics

From ftalphaville.ft.com

First, capacity is not production. The world has never produced 93 mbpd. Global oil production was 88.3 mbpd in 2011, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which uses a very liberal definition of “oil” that includes biofuels, non-associated natural gas liquids, and other liquids.

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Marketing the munchies

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: Society

From www.salon.com

“The culture itself” also deserves blame, St. Pierre says. “Just read High Times or Cannabis Culture. They reflect what is now ‘stoner culture.’” If the responses on message boards like Cannabis.

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Logistics of Getting the Hell Out of Afghanistan

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: Military

From www.foreignaffairs.com

By the end of 2014, NATO needs to remove about 100,000 shipping containers full of equipment and 50,000 wheeled vehicles from Afghanistan; it will leave behind any unused fuel. NATO officials point out that in order for all International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military equipment to be removed from Afghanistan in time, a container would have to leave the country every seven minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting now -- a tough order.

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Ideology clouds how we perceive the temperatures

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: America

From arstechnica.com

There is a large partisan divide in acceptance of climate change, but most respondents said they base their acceptance on their personal experience of the weather. Assuming that hot weather shows no partisan bias, this doesn′t make much sense—political beliefs shouldn′t influence what we think about the weather.

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Super Lesbians Launch Lesbian Super PAC

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.rolereboot.org

Mitt Romney is petrified that the anti-woman and anti-gay extremists who’ve hijacked the GOP are going to burst out of the closet—just like they did this winter during the birth control panic and slutgate—and further undermine his chance at becoming the 45th President of the United States.

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Tibet′s Golden "Worm"

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Category: World

From ngm.nationalgeographic.com

Across the Tibetan Plateau, these creatures have transformed the rural economy. They’ve sparked a modern-day gold rush. In fact, by the time the contents of Silang’s bag arrive at the gleaming shops of Beijing, they can easily be priced at more than twice their weight in gold.

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