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  • The Energy Non-Crisis

     

    The Energy NonCrisis by Lindsey WilliamsLindsey Williams published this book in 1980, after spending two and a half years as a chaplain for the crews working on the Trans-Alaskan Oil Pipeline. As a Christian pastor, Lindsey’s first priority was to give spiritual guidance to the souls working on the mufti-billion dollar pipeline project.  But as he gained acceptance among all the members of the workforce, including those in high executive positions, he began to realize that a major scandal was being executed by the US and state governments at the expense of the American public.

    Pastor Lindsey Williams became close with an Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) executive, whom Lindsey refers to as “Mr. X.” (Note: Mr. X is now deceased and Lindsey has identified him as Kendall T. From.)  As Lindsey began to learn from Mr. X and understand more about what was happening on the North Slope of Alaska, he invited former state senator of Colorado, Hugh Chance to come for a visit and bear witness to the situation. And it was while Mr. Chance was touring the area and interviewing the people there that Mr. X divulged that the ‘story’ of the energy crisis that the government and the media were pushing on the public was misleading.  Mr. X postulated at that time that the purpose of distracting the American public was to control the price of oil and to regulate the privately owned oil companies to the point where they could be taken over (nationalized) by the government.

    Mr X had shown Lindsey and Senator Chance all around the area of the Prudhoe Bay oil fields on the North Slope.  Senator Chance was apparently surprised at the vast oil wealth of the area, because he and other public officials had been told by the federal government that there was an energy crisis.  But the oil available in just the state-approved, 100-square mile area at Prudhoe Bay was estimated to provide 2 million barrels per day for 20 years into the future.  This meant there was no energy crisis.  Furthermore, Lindsey would go on to learn that the oil on the northern perimeter of the ‘governmental 100-square mile boundary’ would have even more oil.  That was proven in a test drill on Gull Island.  But the government stepped in and forced the company to cap the Gull Island well and to leave it alone, citing environmental concerns.  Mr X had estimated that there’s as much oil, or more, under the state of Alaska than there is in Saudi Arabia!

    Furthermore, the natural gas that exists there would be enough to supply the US with all its needs for the next 200 years!  And it would have been relatively easy to tap into this resource, given that much of it comes up already with the oil.  But again, government regulations are forcing the oil companies to re-inject that gas back into the ground at an exorbitant cost.  Building a separate pipeline along the same route as the existing oil line would be relatively simple as well.  But instead, as Lindsey describes, the natural gas project would be buried in politics, due to an alternate route proposed through Canada.

    During the entire project, Lindsey noted that the federal and state governments were stepping in and regulating the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (at the time, made up of 9 major oil companies) at every turn. Strict standards needed to be adhered to regarding all aspects of the drilling and pipeline work.  Special out-houses (portable toilets) had to be built at $10,000 a piece.  All vehicle traffic had to stay on the specially built road and not veer one inch off into the frozen ice-covered tundra, lest a hefty fine be levied.  Federal and state government watchdogs were on the prowl at all times waiting to cite any transgressions against any regulation.  And shooting/hunting bears was anathema. (Except, of course when the state employees did it.)  Regulations were even changed mid-way through the project and permits were withdrawn.  Re-permitting meant more delays.

    But the project pushed on, and nearing the end it was reaching a successful conclusion. Then came, what Lindsey describes as the government’s last effort to halt or slow the flow of oil from the North Slope.  A propaganda campaign was launched against the quality of the welds in the pipe joints along the pipeline.  It threatened that each of the welds would potentially need to be re-worked.  And worse, many miles of the pipe were underground.  This would have been a killer, but in the end, the welds were proven to be satisfactory.

    The initial estimated cost of the pipeline project was $600 million in 1971.  But with all the added regulation, delays and fines, the cost approached $12 billion in 1976. And this is where Lindsey estimates that the government was successful.  Because in order to actually finish the project, ARCO had to borrow ‘the net worth’ of the company. This will not only limit future profits, but further serve to regulate the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company through financial as well as environmental means.

    Finally, as the oil flowed successfully, yet another campaign against the Alaskan oil deposit was launched.  Rumors had been initiated that the quality of the oil was unsatisfactory and that US refineries could not ‘crack’ the crude.  Specifically, it was said that the oil coming from Prudhoe Bay had too much sulfur content to be properly refined by US refineries.  But when Lindsey asked his friend, Mr. X about these claims, Mr. X simply laughed and said the quality of the Alaskan oil was as good or even better than the oil currently being imported from other countries.  Lindsey was shown chemical analysis data showing the Alaskan oil had only 0.9% sulfur content.  (And here’s a 1975 report from the US Department of the Interior that shows the differences between the sulfur content of oil found in different regions of the world.  Alaskan oil is shown to be of even better quality than that of Saudi Arabia.)


    Notes:

    So why was the state and federal governments stepping in to delay or stop the private oil companies’ progress?  Was it indeed done with the conspiracy to nationalize the oil companies?

    If there’s that much oil under the North Slope, wouldn’t that be a good thing for America?  Oil prices would fall and the price at the pump would be dramatically lower.    Perhaps this is what the government was trying to avoid?

    Let’s remember what had occurred just prior to the pipeline project. In 1971, Nixon had removed the US dollar’s tie to gold.  Nations around the world began to abandon the dollar as their reserve currency of choice. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger went to the OPEC nations to ensure that their oil was traded only in US dollars in order to reestablish the US dollar hegemony, thus creating the concept of the petrodollar.  Any privatized company outside this oil conspiracy would interfere with their ability to control the price of oil.  And failing to control the price of oil would directly impact the status of the petrodollar system, thus threatening the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency.


    Secondary Note: Lindsey also makes a special point about the frozen tundra.  It was witnessed by Lindsey and the pipeline crews that underneath the ice at Prudhoe Bay, there exists a ‘tropical forest’ at a depth of approximately 1,500 feet.  While drilling, there were several occurrences of the teams bringing back to the surface such foliage as palm and pine trees.  This foliage was in a frozen state and was not petrified.  It reminds one of the book by Immanuel Velikovski, Worlds in Collision. where the climates of the various geographies of the earth were dramatically altered as the axis was suddenly spun by as much as 90 degrees.  Velikovski cites examples of healthy organisms being instantly frozen, thus incapable of decaying normally.  There was even mention of a wooly mammoth found completely intact, even with undigested vegetation in its mouth.


  • 2012 – Apocalypse?

    December 27, 2011

    The Mayans lived in what is today the Yukatán Peninsula of Mexico. Scholars are somewhat in dispute as to the dates of their civilization’s development, which ranges between 2000 BC and 900 AD.  Also in dispute is how the Mayan civilization collapsed – it seems to have come suddenly, just prior to 800 AD, when inscriptions and temple building ceased – with possible destructive mechanisms ranging from war to epidemic.

    Last Page of Dresden Codex (Mayan Calendar)A few decsendents from the Maya have survived and live in areas of Mexico today. Some important artifacts have survived as well. Even though Cortez’ Christian invaders of 1519 destroyed most of the Mayan documents as blasphemous relics, four have been preserved.  One of these is known as the Dresden Codex.  After years of attempts to translate the document, the Dresden Codex was finally determined to be an astrological document, complete with predictions of lunar and solar eclipses and information on planetary movements. In addition to this, it was a long calendar of cycles dating back to August 11, 3114 BC and ending on the exact date of December 21, 2012 AD – what has become known as the Mayan Calendar.

    The very last page of the Mayan Calendar shows water being poured out from the mouth of the celestial serpent, the sun, the moon and also from a pitcher held by a weird looking person with bird feet and snakes on the head. The bird-crowned chief-priest below seems to be ceremoniously resisting the oncoming deluge, but the situation looks futile.

    Does this signify an all-powerful flood, destroying the earth? Or could it be some kind of global cleansing? Or perhaps the water signifies consciousness – pouring water as if to wake-up the inhabitants of the earth from their sleeping state?  It’s nearly impossible to determine exactly what the codex is trying to convey without understanding the science the Mayans used in the development of the calendar.

    But it is interesting that the Mayan end-date of December 21, 2012 coincides precisely with:

    • The winter solstice
    • The sun, earth and center of the galaxy are aligned, which occurs once every 25,800 years
    • The eleven year sun-spot cycle
    • At least the dawning of the age of Aquarious, which is also associated with water being poured from a vase, as its zodiac depicts

    2012 may be the year our entire financial system collapses, resulting in our lives, as we’ve known them, being dramatically altered. Just listen to Ann Barnhardt, who recently closed down her investment firm, giving her clients’ money back and telling them she no longer feels their money is safe in the financial markets any more.


  • K2 – Quest of the Gods

    December 26, 2011

    K2 - Quest of the GodsIn this sequel to Thoth, Architect of the Universe, Ralph Ellis combines adventure with the study of the pyramids of Egypt.  Using the Great Pyramid of Egypt as a kind of map, the author undertakes a journey to the Himalayan mountain known as K2, the second highest peak in the world, looking for the mythical Hall of Records.

    Local legends among the local Himalayan tribes say that Alexander the Great undertook a similar quest after visiting the priests of Egypt and becoming Pharaoh. It is said that he passed through some of the lower level villages at the base of the mountains. Ellis suspects that Alexander was in search of the knowledge hidden within the Hall of Records, though it is doubtful he was able to come very close to K2 due to the rugged terrain and lack of access trails.

    Unfortunately, Ellis was not able to reach close enough to look for any hidden caves either, as his expedition was not prepared for the giant crevasses in the ice that blocked their passage.  He wanted to explore the eastern face of the mountain, which he suspected to have some kind of trap-door, similar to the north face of the Great Pyramid.

    The Great Pyramid has similar features to that of the K2. K2 has a 4-faced pyramid at its peak, oriented to the 4 cardinal points, just as the Great Pyramid.  There is even the glacier that runs away from the mountain at the same angle as does the causeway from the Great Pyramid. (Though the causeway runs to the east and the glacier runs south, Ellis explains this with a twist – using the Great Pyramid’s Grand Hall and the niche in the Queen’s chamber.)

    The appendix has a thorough investigation of the measurements of the pyramids of the Giza plateau. It shows that each pyramid was designed using unique rod lengths and even different geometrical bases.  For example, the Great Pyramid has been known already to be based on ?. A rod length of 2.75 Thoth cubits were used as the base unit. The Second Pyramid, the so-called Khafre Pyramid, has a rod lenth of 6.75 Thoth cubits and is based on the 3-4-5 triangle.  The Third Pyramid, or Menkaure Pyramid, has a rod length of 3.15 Thoth cubits.

    How were these rod lengths found? The builder seems to have left the clue in the main chambers within each pyramid.  Taking the length of the room in Thoth cubits and dividing by four results in the rod lengths of each pyramid.  The rod lengths divide evenly (into whole numbers) into the base, height and slope lengths of their respective pyramids.

    Another interesting find was in the Squaring of the Circle.  If one takes a square and draws a circle around it so that the circle’s circumference just hits the square’s circle, the shapes become mathematically related to each other. The perimeter of the square can be found by multiplying the circle’s diameter by 2 ?2, which Ellis assigns to ?. Furthermore, the relationship between the circle and the square are related by

    ? · ? = 8.8888 = ?79