Delusions of the well-educated and intelligent on the Left and Right leave us nowhere to hide

Summary: We've mined the comments on the FM website for evidence of delusionality on the Left, as evidence of a deeper ill affecting America. We've not done so recently for comments from the Right. Today we have a volunteer, one especially well qualified to show the nature of our problem."I should sooner live in a … Continue reading Delusions of the well-educated and intelligent on the Left and Right leave us nowhere to hide

An urban legend to comfort America: our massive reserves of unconventional oil

Summary:  The bad news is that much of the good news about energy is wrong.  Repeated so confidently by so many for so long, these fallacies have become a major obstacle to our preparation for peak oil.  This post examines one such fallacy:  that the world has massive reserves of unconventional oil, and that those … Continue reading An urban legend to comfort America: our massive reserves of unconventional oil

Discussing geopolitics with M. Simon (of the “Classical Values” blog)

The discussions in the comments generate much of the value to the FM site.  On occasion especially interesting discussions are lifted from the comments or email to their own post, for example with Michael Totten (here) and Bill Roggio (here and here).  Since the comments on this site are more challenging than most, it gives us … Continue reading Discussing geopolitics with M. Simon (of the “Classical Values” blog)

Stop the presses: no naval armada has sailed to blockade Iran!

Summary:  For a week rumors about a US armada sailing to the Gulf circulated around the Internet and in Middle Eastern media, despite having almost no supporting evidence.  One of the two major sources for the "US fleet sailing to blockade Iran" story now has admitted his error.  No word yet from the other (and more high-profile) … Continue reading Stop the presses: no naval armada has sailed to blockade Iran!

A US naval armada is en route to blockade Iran and start WWIII (the story gets better every day)

Summary:  The rumors about a US armada sailing to the Gulf continue to rattle around the Internet, despite having almost no supporting evidence.  Moving from their base of military, geopolitical, and those focused on the Middle East, they have moved to the Internet mainstream.  This post reviews the story, including the latest and grandest version, plus the official … Continue reading A US naval armada is en route to blockade Iran and start WWIII (the story gets better every day)