The Rise of the Petrodollar System: “Dollars for Oil”

In part one of this four part article series, I provided a background to our modern petrodollar system by explaining the “dollars for gold” arrangement that was put in place by global leaders through the Bretton Woods conference in the final days of World War II.

Source: The Rise of the Petrodollar System: “Dollars for Oil” | Financial Sense

The Flint water affair

A fascinating account about the real story behind the poisoning for Flint.

Flint’s Deadly Water

2019-09-11 by

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Five years after the start of Flint’s water crisis, FRONTLINE exposes its hidden toll. Our two-year investigation traces how a public health disaster that’s become known for the lead poisoning of thousands of children also spawned one of the largest outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in U.S. history.

Bright light

Imagine channeling free sunlight to save electricity.  So simple it cannot be easily patented and sold. 

“There was one man who installed the lights and within a month he had saved enough to pay for the essential things for his child, who was about to be born. Can you imagine?” he says.

Aramco Compound, Saudi Arabia

Kurdistan is most likely being modeled after American success in Saudi Arabia building cities.


Saudi Arabia: The Western Compound

Posted on March 7, 2011 by American Bedu


Life on a western compound in Saudi Arabia reminds me in many ways of life on a large embassy compound when posted outside of ones home (western) country.  There is housing.  There is security.  There are amenities.  There are rules and restrictions.