The Solari Report: The Oil Card with Jim Norman - Dec. 12
By Catherine Austin Fitts
The power politics of energy are in the air.
A high oil price checkmates China but puts money in Putin’s coffers. Fracking has repositioned America’s industrial base –- but not without controversy and concern about precious water supplies. Will Europe follow suit? Increased domestic supplies in North America and Europe will shift oil diplomacy in the Middle East.
Adoption of renewable energy is growing. The campaign is on in the U.S. to persuade university endowments to divest the securities of fossil fuel companies. In the face of growing concern about Fukishima, numerous countries have moved to phase out or reduce their reliance on nuclear energy.
To add to the uncertainty, the possibilities of breakthrough energy technologies continue to be considered.
This Thursday, veteran reporter and author Jim Norman will help us make sense of the shifting landscape and numerous controversies in the world of energy.
Jim is a veteran business journalist and energy reporter. He currently writes for McGraw-Hill’s Platts Oilgram News, has been a senior editor at Forbes and was the Houston bureau chief for BusinessWeek. Jim has authored my favorite book on the energy markets, The Oil Card.
In Money & Markets this week, I’ll discuss the latest trends in financial and commodities markets.
In Let’s Go to the
Movies, I will review two documentaries that address the
financial coup d’etat and bailouts:
• Hank: Five Years From the Brink, which documents Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson’s story of the Bush Administration bailouts; and
• The Warning, a PBS documentary about the efforts of Brooksley Born (as Chairman of the Commodities Future Trading Commission) to regulate derivatives during the Clinton Administration.
Talk to you Thursday! See the blog post here!
The Oil Card with Jim Norman
Winter Wellness with Dr. Laura Thompson
How Your Mind Creates Your Future, A Jon Rappoport Report
Waiting for the Financial Godot
Life in the financial markets increasingly feels like Beckett’s masterpiece; as all eyes watch for news of the pending US budget deal and ponder when, and if – the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its monthly bond purchases.
Bitcoins: A Fully-Compliant Currency The
Government Can Love
Thinking about cryptocurrencies from the point of view of the Federal Reserve, or a senator on the Banking Committee, or a trader at a bank’s prop desk, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have a lot of advantages.
Santa Clause Rallies by Chuck
The stock market too, has seasonal cycles that have been powerful trends to follow over the long term. You have heard me mention the fact I believe the balance of the year and into at least the first month of next should be good based upon seasonal patterns.
Holiday Greetings from Solari
Dear Friends, Clients & Subscribers,
The 2013 holiday season is here. We want to acknowledge our many blessings and give thanks for the strength of your support and friendship.
Every year at this time, we celebrate by
sharing our good fortune. Here they are — our choices for
Christmas 2013 donations. We would like to acknowledge and
thank these organizations for nurturing and supporting
children, families and communities:
• Michael Fields Agricultural Institute of East Troy, Wisconsin for their efforts to help veterans learn farming. Thank you, Dave Andrews, Executive Director!
• Creative Montessori Learning Center of East Palo Alto, California for their efforts to provide high quality pre-school education for the children of working families. Thank you, Court Skinner, President of the Board! Make a donation here.
• Open Source Ecology of Maysville, Missouri for their Micro House workshops to teach people how to build their own homes. Thank you, Marcin Jakubowski, Director, and Chris Reinhardt, Homebuilder!
Wherever you are, wherever you may be, we wish you peace — peace in our hearts and minds, peace in our homes and families and peace on Earth.
Have a happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year.
— Catherine Austin Fitts & The Solari Team
This year’s Christmas card featuring “We're Going to the Stars” was created by Ben Lizardi of Lizardi Communications, Inc. Ben was inspired by our Solari Report this year about the Breakaway Civilization with Dr. Joseph Farrell.
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Just A Taste -
Back to Nuts and Bolts
Get a "taste" of The Solari Report with this video excerpt from last week's report:
"Our theme tonight is, 'It's Nuts and Bolts Time.'
That's because it's year end, it's the time when we think
about taxes, how our portfolio did, and our New Year's
resolutions. We think about the budgets and what our
strategy plans will be whether its our businesses or
Watch the video...
Last Week's Report
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Coming Clean: Beyond the
We are republishing each of the 22 challenges from Catherine’s fiscal cliff article weekly. We hope this helps to digest them bit by bit!
Budget - 8th of 22 Challenges.
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