War and Politics Are Money Making Machines

When core commodity prices such as oil are going down, logically, anything else that depends and adjusts to these commodities would become cheaper too.  Let’s say oil prices are going down big time, and so the gasoline prices should be plummeting too.  Let’s say oil prices are going down big time, foods and transportation costs should also plummet too.  With lower oil prices, companies that produce products should see cost reliefs (e.g., transportation, commodity prices, etc…).  Basically, any price of core commodities plummets should bring the prices of the related products and services down.

As we speak, world politics and agenda have pushed the prices of oil way down.  Not too long ago, I remember oil prices were near $100 price range.  Nowadays we are seeing oil prices go under $40.  I don’t think we are seeing the natural cycle of supply and demand is at work for oil here, because world politics is dictating the terms.  Sure, many countries are pumping more oil out of the oil wells even though the oil prices are being suppressed at a super low level, but these countries are doing so to manipulate the world’s oil market in an artificial supply and demand way.  Normally, the world market should be the factor that influences the supply and the demand curves.

Since oil prices are plummeting way low in unnatural manner, any small positive news could really affect the oil prices.  Oil prices are also being stressed out by the advances of green energy technologies.  As the present keeps on pushing for a greener future, oil will have to compete with various green energies for market share.  If the politics stays away and the world market gets to decide, prices for oil and other energies should balance out according to the supply and demand curves.

It’s worrisome to see that countries are not on best of terms with each other nowadays.  Middle East is still experiencing great violences.  Europe’s economic might is in further decline.  Elsewhere is not doing too good as the whole world is experiencing a recession or depression, depending on who you would raise the topic with.  Cheaper oil could also mean oil is more accessible for stockpiling.  Great oil stockpile means instigating war or prepare for one is rather convenient.

If war breaks out now, prices of most services and commodities will shoot up.  This too isn’t natural since war conditions would push the natural market forces aside.  Both politics and war would be the major factors in manipulating the market prices, and I surmise that people who can easily wield these factors will be able to make a lot of money.  This is why we keep hearing someone would say something along this line, war is money.  Well, politics is also money!  I think war and politics are money making machines.

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Running On Water To Abandon Oil Completely?

I’m in USA, and I don’t see anyone is driving around with a water kit which helps fueling a vehicle.  Nonetheless, according to the video right after the break, in Pakistan there is a way of obtaining and installing a water kit on a gas fueled motorbike to improve mileage.  Check it out!

Energy Needs Drive World Big Chess Game

Energy need for the world is an ever changing chess game.  Countries in different regions are trying to outmaneuver one another for scarce resources, and energy resources are always part of the big chess game.  For an example, Russia wants to stay dominated in supplying energy to the regions that she has the most stakes in.  Nonetheless, world conflicts cannot be avoided, thus Russia needs to make sure she has the means and ways to not too depend on any single region for bringing in her energy resources’ revenues.

Ukraine conflict is still going on, and Russia knows that Europe is evermore an opposing force since European countries are supporting the oppositional force within Ukraine conflict.  Moreover European countries are eagerly to wean off the dependency of Russia’s energy resources since conflicts such as Ukraine might put European countries at the mercy of Russia’s energy sanctions.  Meanwhile China is an ever growing economy with a modern military that needs more energy resources than ever before to continually power her mightily growing machine.

With Ukraine conflict is still going on, Russia is eager to wean off her dependency on European countries for exporting her energy resources, and so she is looking East toward China.  Meanwhile China is not too eager to depend on Russia for energy resources since putting all eggs into one basket is a very bad idea, because everybody can use one’s dependency as a mean to sanction in a bargain or world conflict.  With this in mind, China is also looking elsewhere in the Middle East for alternative channels of piping more energy resources into China.

United States is now wanting to export more energy resources as her industry is shrinking, thus she has less needs in hoarding these energy resources.  Europe is looking toward other regions for energy resources so she can wean off her dependency from Russia.  The whole big chess game is being played out as we speak, and nobody knows who will be the victor at the end of this very big chess game.  Right after the break, check out a video I found on YouTube which is very descriptive in explaining this sort of big chess game, and the global players are Europe, Russia, United States, Middle Eastern countries, and China.