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    it looks like government collapse will be the most likely thing that stops it. Expensive military misadventures are one of the traditional signs of an empire in decline.

    Once there isn't anything left to loot, the elites will go. And once the looting is complete, being a world power will be an unaffordable luxury for America. Actually, it already is, but the wars provide cover for looting by the oligarchy. Who don't care what happen to us.

    I suspect that we'll find out after Obama leaves the White House that he traded his chance to become one of America's greatest Presidents for a chance to join the oligarchy as a junior member.

    Peak Oil is NOW! Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

    by alizard on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 02:15:55 AM PDT

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