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President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time. He’s so right. Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy.

The president was certainly right about last week’s NATO summit in Brussels. At least, he livened it up by openly blasting his NATO allies once again for not spending enough on their military forces. But Trump’s real purpose was to show the world that he was boss of all he surveyed.

Doing his best bull in a china shop routine, Trump lectured and scolded the heads of NATO on live TV. They took the verbal thrashing like truant schoolboys. NATO’s secretary general, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was put into office by the US, muttered a few lame excuses. Trump supporters in the US were delighted to see the snotty, godless Europeans given a good dressing down.

It did not help when it was revealed that Germany, the bulwark of NATO, had only a handful of front-line fighters in service. Another report claimed most of its main battle tanks were out of service due to budget cuts.

The president made the very important statement that he regarded Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a ‘competitor’ and not an ‘enemy.’ This view is widely held in Europe and the rest of the world.

But then Trump negated this sensible view by claiming Germany is ‘totally controlled’ by and ‘captive to’ nearby Russia because Germany now buys up to 70% of its oil and gas from them.

In fact, many Germans believe precisely the contrary: that Germany is Washington’s vassal state and still under American domination seven decades after World War II.

They cite US control of Germany’s intelligence agencies, foreign and defense policies, relations with Israel, and sending troops to support the ongoing US occupation of Afghanistan.

Over 37 active US bases and installations are spread across northern Germany and Bavaria. Some 35,000 US troops remain in Germany, down from the Cold War total of over 300,000. Important German air bases form the core of the US ability to project power into Eastern Europe and the Mideast. The US quietly stores nuclear weapons in Germany.

The US has dominated Germany’s sedate media since WWII. American intelligence has often hand-picked its editors and columnists. German officials and politicians at all levels understand a list of approved do’s and don’ts, avoiding actions that would annoy or anger Washington.

American influence over Germany is so pervasive that when it was revealed that the US National Security Agency was tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, the German government response to this humiliation was meek and muted.

ORDER IT NOW

Donald Trump dislikes Mrs. Merkel because she has let in refugees – and Muslim ones at that – but she remains one of America’s most deferential and loyal allies. It’s a pity that neither she nor NATO chief Stoltenberg stood up and counter-blasted Trump. Acting like mice further reinforced the prevailing view that NATO members are merely water carriers for the American nuclear knights. It reinforces the point that Europe needs its own united military forces.

If Trump had any knowledge of history, which he clearly does not, he would know that Germany had close economic links with Russia since the days of the Empress Catherine the Great (1762-1796). Russians have always admired the technical skills, efficiency and work ethic of Germans. Germany and Russia are natural trading partners thanks to proximity and producing what the other lacks.

One of America’s perennial fears has been a German-Russian entente. This almost happened after the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that combined military and economic development. In recent years, Germany has steadily expanded its economic presence in Russia, most notably with the underwater Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic that brings Russian natural gas to Germany while avoiding hostile Poland and Ukraine.

Buying Russian gas puts Germany under Russian domination, claims Trump, whose military has 800 bases around the globe and soldiers from South Korea to Togo. A certain amount of influence, perhaps. But Russia’s main money earner comes from exporting oil and gas, and minerals. Except in wartime, it’s unlikely Moscow would shut the taps on its vital oil pipelines.

This brouhaha over Russian oil exports is the work of the US neocons who infest the Trump administration and run Fox TV. They want to see Germany and Russia kept on their knees, and NATO submissive to Washington.

Trump is wading in deep, murky waters here. Let’s hope he does better this week in his meeting with Vlad Putin – which we venture to guess will not be a waste of time at all.

(Republished from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. “All of Europe cringes before DT”

    Nonsense this is a total distortion of the real situation as most all of western Europe was hoping for a HC win, especially Germany who actually “donated” 5 million euros to the HC “Foundation” ahead of the election.
    The neurotic, ignorant Germans are still deeply in love with BO, and they continue to worship BC as they did during his reign of insanity.

    In Germany there has been a relentless media campaign against the US Republicans for the last fifty years, which has produced the bizarre result that even the German conservatives express hatred for their former political brothers, the US Republicans.

    98% of German journalists identify as leftists, with affiliation to the “Grün” party.

    Regarding eastern Europe, they are on his, DT’s, side and they are in complete disagreement with AM, on almost every issue.

    “The US has dominated Germany’s sedate media since WW2″ : This is a bald-faced lie. Fact is that the German media has been nothing but an anti-American bludgeon, with exception of the time-periods in which the US Democrats were in the WH, for the last five decades, to the point of hysteria and rabid hatred.

    “When it was revealed that the US national security agency was tapping AM’s phone”. This occured under BO’s presidency, and AM, because she worships the ground he, BO; walks on , AM forgave him with no further mention of said breach of trust, because he was a Democrat, and Democrats are always forgiven for the very same transgressions, for which Republicans would be excoriated.

    This article is overflowing with untruths, distortions and blatent lies, the author either is totally ignorant of the real facts, or, as he is a confirmed leftist, he is is purposely twisting the truth beyond recognition.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    PS : I lived in Germany for forty-plus years, and I KNOW what I am talking about.

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    You should be the columnist!
    , @bossel

    I lived in Germany for forty-plus years, and I KNOW what I am talking about.
     
    Doesn't look like it...

    This article is overflowing with untruths, distortions and blatent [sic!] lies
     
    Same can be said of your comment.

    Examples:

    Germany who actually “donated” 5 million euros to the HC “Foundation” ahead of the election
     
    "Germany's Environment Ministry is providing 4.5 million euros ($4.8 million) over the span of five years to support two projects associated with the Clinton Climate Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation."
    https://www.dw.com/en/environment-ministry-refutes-clinton-foundation-report/a-36556480

    In Germany there has been a relentless media campaign against the US Republicans for the last fifty years
     
    Hmm, for what I remember most German media were quite fond of Reagan, once he was in power. Before that they were quite critical of an actor becoming president. Bush I was seen rather neutral. Bush II was often seen as a joke (which he was). Only Trump receives (deservedly) flak from virtually all major news outlets. But even there you have differentiation in style & harshness.

    98% of German journalists identify as leftists, with affiliation to the “Grün” party.
     
    Sounds like total bullshit.

    Fact is that the German media has been nothing but an anti-American bludgeon
     
    That definitely is total bullshit.
    In all (!) mainstream media, from Spiegel to Zeit, they stress the "Atlantic friendship" between US & Germany. They may be critical of the joke-in-chief, they may criticize gun worship, they may criticize military adventurism, but in general they are quite positive about the relationship to the US. They often actually seem afraid that Trump could destroy that relationship.
    , @Bill Ford
    "Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist."

    Is this supposed to impress us? What is it with all these abbreviations? As far as most people that read this website are concerned, B.O. means body odor and B.C. means before Christ. You with your 150 plus IQ should anticipate that those that aren't as endowed with brains like yourself don't automatically get it.
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  2. American gas is a ponzi scheme.

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    This guy's analysis is based on outdated numbers from the oil bust of 2015-2015. WTI, Brent, LLS, Cushing, all now fetch much higher prices for crude. You need something with current financials. Oh and BTW NatGas is holding up, because demand is so high, NGL exports increasing, etc. Look at the EIA crude oil supply v. demand charts. Oil is a can't miss money maker.
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  3. Galearis says:

    I respectfully disagree with Eric here. Joining NATO for these countries is a cost (4%!!!!) when they watch some members (not all are goofy) get dragged into bombing missions (Balkans Civil War), Lybia, Afghanistan that are clearly in Washington’s interest (and usually illegal), and all may eventually get the realization that the only foreign policy worth (them) fighting for is Washington’s

    Wake up world!

    L.

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    Sorry wrong save to wrong forum.

    G.
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  4. Galearis says:
    @Galearis
    I respectfully disagree with Eric here. Joining NATO for these countries is a cost (4%!!!!) when they watch some members (not all are goofy) get dragged into bombing missions (Balkans Civil War), Lybia, Afghanistan that are clearly in Washington's interest (and usually illegal), and all may eventually get the realization that the only foreign policy worth (them) fighting for is Washington's

    Wake up world!

    L.

    Sorry wrong save to wrong forum.

    G.

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  5. Bliss says:

    The president made the very important statement that he regarded Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a ‘competitor’ and not an ‘enemy.’

    Good for Trump. Very sensible indeed. He seems to have the same attitude towards China. Regulated competition is a good thing, it brings out the best. As can be seen in sports, in science, in technology, in commerce etc

    But then Trump negated this sensible view by claiming Germany is ‘totally controlled’ by and ‘captive to’ nearby Russia because Germany now buys up to 70% of its oil and gas from them.

    How is that a negation of competition? Germany belongs in the American Team. Why should it help the Russian Team get a leg up?

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    @Authenticjazzman
    "All of Europe cringes before DT"

    Nonsense this is a total distortion of the real situation as most all of western Europe was hoping for a HC win, especially Germany who actually "donated" 5 million euros to the HC "Foundation" ahead of the election.
    The neurotic, ignorant Germans are still deeply in love with BO, and they continue to worship BC as they did during his reign of insanity.

    In Germany there has been a relentless media campaign against the US Republicans for the last fifty years, which has produced the bizarre result that even the German conservatives express hatred for their former political brothers, the US Republicans.

    98% of German journalists identify as leftists, with affiliation to the "Grün" party.

    Regarding eastern Europe, they are on his, DT's, side and they are in complete disagreement with AM, on almost every issue.

    "The US has dominated Germany's sedate media since WW2" : This is a bald-faced lie. Fact is that the German media has been nothing but an anti-American bludgeon, with exception of the time-periods in which the US Democrats were in the WH, for the last five decades, to the point of hysteria and rabid hatred.

    "When it was revealed that the US national security agency was tapping AM's phone". This occured under BO's presidency, and AM, because she worships the ground he, BO; walks on , AM forgave him with no further mention of said breach of trust, because he was a Democrat, and Democrats are always forgiven for the very same transgressions, for which Republicans would be excoriated.

    This article is overflowing with untruths, distortions and blatent lies, the author either is totally ignorant of the real facts, or, as he is a confirmed leftist, he is is purposely twisting the truth beyond recognition.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    PS : I lived in Germany for forty-plus years, and I KNOW what I am talking about.

    You should be the columnist!

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    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    Why thank you kindly Sir. I am only trying my humble best to expose those dissolute Democrat leftist scumbags for what they are : Underhanded scoundrels.

    AJM

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  7. @JamesG
    You should be the columnist!

    Why thank you kindly Sir. I am only trying my humble best to expose those dissolute Democrat leftist scumbags for what they are : Underhanded scoundrels.

    AJM

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  8. @The Cleaner
    American gas is a ponzi scheme.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_He0650klE

    This guy’s analysis is based on outdated numbers from the oil bust of 2015-2015. WTI, Brent, LLS, Cushing, all now fetch much higher prices for crude. You need something with current financials. Oh and BTW NatGas is holding up, because demand is so high, NGL exports increasing, etc. Look at the EIA crude oil supply v. demand charts. Oil is a can’t miss money maker.

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    The point is not prices but decline rates. Frack gas is a ponzi scheme with 70% decline rates the first year.
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  9. bossel says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    "All of Europe cringes before DT"

    Nonsense this is a total distortion of the real situation as most all of western Europe was hoping for a HC win, especially Germany who actually "donated" 5 million euros to the HC "Foundation" ahead of the election.
    The neurotic, ignorant Germans are still deeply in love with BO, and they continue to worship BC as they did during his reign of insanity.

    In Germany there has been a relentless media campaign against the US Republicans for the last fifty years, which has produced the bizarre result that even the German conservatives express hatred for their former political brothers, the US Republicans.

    98% of German journalists identify as leftists, with affiliation to the "Grün" party.

    Regarding eastern Europe, they are on his, DT's, side and they are in complete disagreement with AM, on almost every issue.

    "The US has dominated Germany's sedate media since WW2" : This is a bald-faced lie. Fact is that the German media has been nothing but an anti-American bludgeon, with exception of the time-periods in which the US Democrats were in the WH, for the last five decades, to the point of hysteria and rabid hatred.

    "When it was revealed that the US national security agency was tapping AM's phone". This occured under BO's presidency, and AM, because she worships the ground he, BO; walks on , AM forgave him with no further mention of said breach of trust, because he was a Democrat, and Democrats are always forgiven for the very same transgressions, for which Republicans would be excoriated.

    This article is overflowing with untruths, distortions and blatent lies, the author either is totally ignorant of the real facts, or, as he is a confirmed leftist, he is is purposely twisting the truth beyond recognition.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    PS : I lived in Germany for forty-plus years, and I KNOW what I am talking about.

    I lived in Germany for forty-plus years, and I KNOW what I am talking about.

    Doesn’t look like it…

    This article is overflowing with untruths, distortions and blatent [sic!] lies

    Same can be said of your comment.

    Examples:

    Germany who actually “donated” 5 million euros to the HC “Foundation” ahead of the election

    “Germany’s Environment Ministry is providing 4.5 million euros ($4.8 million) over the span of five years to support two projects associated with the Clinton Climate Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation.”

    https://www.dw.com/en/environment-ministry-refutes-clinton-foundation-report/a-36556480

    In Germany there has been a relentless media campaign against the US Republicans for the last fifty years

    Hmm, for what I remember most German media were quite fond of Reagan, once he was in power. Before that they were quite critical of an actor becoming president. Bush I was seen rather neutral. Bush II was often seen as a joke (which he was). Only Trump receives (deservedly) flak from virtually all major news outlets. But even there you have differentiation in style & harshness.

    98% of German journalists identify as leftists, with affiliation to the “Grün” party.

    Sounds like total bullshit.

    Fact is that the German media has been nothing but an anti-American bludgeon

    That definitely is total bullshit.
    In all (!) mainstream media, from Spiegel to Zeit, they stress the “Atlantic friendship” between US & Germany. They may be critical of the joke-in-chief, they may criticize gun worship, they may criticize military adventurism, but in general they are quite positive about the relationship to the US. They often actually seem afraid that Trump could destroy that relationship.

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  10. ” The German media were quite fond of Reagan” : This is a huge lie and one of the most idiotic statements I have ever encountered on the net : Fact is the German media hated, detested Reagan with the very same vengence as they do DT.

    ” In all (!) mainstream media, from Spiegel to Zeit, they stress the “Atlantic friendship” between US & Germany” : Fact is they “stress” the US German friendship” only under a US DEMOCRAT President.

    “They may criticize “gun worship” : They, the German Media relentlessly demands that the US alter it’s gun laws to match the totally restrictive German codes, and since when do the German know-it-alls have a say in US internal policy.

    The German “Besserwisser” , the German know-it-alls, seem to think that they somehow are the moralistic high-priests of civilization : “Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt genesen” , and that they have been call to determine how all of mankind shall conduct itself.

    Look you are apparently a German “Besserwisser” a German know-it-all, and the world has suffered more than enough under German know-it-alls” for the next million years, plus you do not know what you are talking about, and your “facts” are all lies, period : Genug Unsinn, und Luegen, schluss damit.

    You are a typical brainless German Trump hater, and your nonsense is rediculous beyond definition.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  11. @Sarah Toga
    This guy's analysis is based on outdated numbers from the oil bust of 2015-2015. WTI, Brent, LLS, Cushing, all now fetch much higher prices for crude. You need something with current financials. Oh and BTW NatGas is holding up, because demand is so high, NGL exports increasing, etc. Look at the EIA crude oil supply v. demand charts. Oil is a can't miss money maker.

    The point is not prices but decline rates. Frack gas is a ponzi scheme with 70% decline rates the first year.

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    . . . aaaaand conventional vertical oil and/or gas wells typically decline about 50% . . . so what ? The decline curve has been the case since Colonel Drake in Titusville, PA. All things we dig out of the ground are finite resources. Either dig up more elsewhere, or invent a substitute. No sweat.
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  12. Bill Ford says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    "All of Europe cringes before DT"

    Nonsense this is a total distortion of the real situation as most all of western Europe was hoping for a HC win, especially Germany who actually "donated" 5 million euros to the HC "Foundation" ahead of the election.
    The neurotic, ignorant Germans are still deeply in love with BO, and they continue to worship BC as they did during his reign of insanity.

    In Germany there has been a relentless media campaign against the US Republicans for the last fifty years, which has produced the bizarre result that even the German conservatives express hatred for their former political brothers, the US Republicans.

    98% of German journalists identify as leftists, with affiliation to the "Grün" party.

    Regarding eastern Europe, they are on his, DT's, side and they are in complete disagreement with AM, on almost every issue.

    "The US has dominated Germany's sedate media since WW2" : This is a bald-faced lie. Fact is that the German media has been nothing but an anti-American bludgeon, with exception of the time-periods in which the US Democrats were in the WH, for the last five decades, to the point of hysteria and rabid hatred.

    "When it was revealed that the US national security agency was tapping AM's phone". This occured under BO's presidency, and AM, because she worships the ground he, BO; walks on , AM forgave him with no further mention of said breach of trust, because he was a Democrat, and Democrats are always forgiven for the very same transgressions, for which Republicans would be excoriated.

    This article is overflowing with untruths, distortions and blatent lies, the author either is totally ignorant of the real facts, or, as he is a confirmed leftist, he is is purposely twisting the truth beyond recognition.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    PS : I lived in Germany for forty-plus years, and I KNOW what I am talking about.

    “Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.”

    Is this supposed to impress us? What is it with all these abbreviations? As far as most people that read this website are concerned, B.O. means body odor and B.C. means before Christ. You with your 150 plus IQ should anticipate that those that aren’t as endowed with brains like yourself don’t automatically get it.

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    Great observations, you're right about myself not considering that people with lesser intelligence might not "get it" as quickly, however I just don't have any more patience with stupidity and ignorance, and Germans, with their overbearing know-it-all attitude, really rub me the wrong way.

    AJM
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  13. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    Germany has nothing to gain by letting in Muslims, “refugees” or otherwise.

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  14. @Bill Ford
    "Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist."

    Is this supposed to impress us? What is it with all these abbreviations? As far as most people that read this website are concerned, B.O. means body odor and B.C. means before Christ. You with your 150 plus IQ should anticipate that those that aren't as endowed with brains like yourself don't automatically get it.

    Great observations, you’re right about myself not considering that people with lesser intelligence might not “get it” as quickly, however I just don’t have any more patience with stupidity and ignorance, and Germans, with their overbearing know-it-all attitude, really rub me the wrong way.

    AJM

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  15. @The Cleaner
    The point is not prices but decline rates. Frack gas is a ponzi scheme with 70% decline rates the first year.

    . . . aaaaand conventional vertical oil and/or gas wells typically decline about 50% . . . so what ? The decline curve has been the case since Colonel Drake in Titusville, PA. All things we dig out of the ground are finite resources. Either dig up more elsewhere, or invent a substitute. No sweat.

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    50%? Link?
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  16. Cleaner says:
    @Sarah Toga
    . . . aaaaand conventional vertical oil and/or gas wells typically decline about 50% . . . so what ? The decline curve has been the case since Colonel Drake in Titusville, PA. All things we dig out of the ground are finite resources. Either dig up more elsewhere, or invent a substitute. No sweat.

    50%? Link?

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    • Replies: @Sarah Toga
    Here's a good start for decline curves in general. Petroleum engineers put a lot of science into this.
    http://wiki.aapg.org/Production_histories

    This one looks at decline as to entire oil fields, instead of a single well:
    https://grandemotte.wordpress.com/oil-and-gas-5-production-decline-rates/

    For the 50%, this study is based on typical single well inputs to the method developed by J.J. Arps and others:
    infohost.nmt.edu/~petro/faculty/Kelly/450/Decline%20Curves.pdf

    Declining oil and gas production has always been part of the business.
    Pressure maintenance can slow a decline and recover more original oil in place.
    Enjoy!
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  17. @Cleaner
    50%? Link?

    Here’s a good start for decline curves in general. Petroleum engineers put a lot of science into this.

    http://wiki.aapg.org/Production_histories

    This one looks at decline as to entire oil fields, instead of a single well:

    https://grandemotte.wordpress.com/oil-and-gas-5-production-decline-rates/

    For the 50%, this study is based on typical single well inputs to the method developed by J.J. Arps and others:
    infohost.nmt.edu/~petro/faculty/Kelly/450/Decline%20Curves.pdf

    Declining oil and gas production has always been part of the business.
    Pressure maintenance can slow a decline and recover more original oil in place.
    Enjoy!

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    None of this says that decline rate was 50% per year. Sorry. It's all theoretical.
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  18. @Sarah Toga
    Here's a good start for decline curves in general. Petroleum engineers put a lot of science into this.
    http://wiki.aapg.org/Production_histories

    This one looks at decline as to entire oil fields, instead of a single well:
    https://grandemotte.wordpress.com/oil-and-gas-5-production-decline-rates/

    For the 50%, this study is based on typical single well inputs to the method developed by J.J. Arps and others:
    infohost.nmt.edu/~petro/faculty/Kelly/450/Decline%20Curves.pdf

    Declining oil and gas production has always been part of the business.
    Pressure maintenance can slow a decline and recover more original oil in place.
    Enjoy!

    None of this says that decline rate was 50% per year. Sorry. It’s all theoretical.

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    Try this link to a historical survey of the Cushing, Oklahoma oil field. Discovered about 100 years ago it was typical of the era. See the 1915 production discussion on page 2.

    www.okhistory.org/shpo/thematic/cushingoilfield.pdf

    Question. Why is it you have not tested your hypothesis on your own? I found all these links discussing oil well decline curve with a few minutes searching on StartPage.com. I use StartPage because it does not record IP addresses, it is semi-confidential.
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  19. Josep says:

    The US has dominated Germany’s sedate media since WWII.

    Not so sure about that. I recall reading a few blogs (e.g. David’s Medienkritik) that, during the Iraq War’s heyday, complained about some major German news outlets (e.g. Spiegel) displaying what was perceived to be anti-American bias. Makes me wonder if a vassal state is allowed to publish media that (appears to) take a jab at the occupying power’s policies (if not the occupying power itself). (Well, there’s also anti-EU news/editorial outlets printed in EU member states, so I guess that counts too.)

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  20. @The Cleaner
    None of this says that decline rate was 50% per year. Sorry. It's all theoretical.

    Try this link to a historical survey of the Cushing, Oklahoma oil field. Discovered about 100 years ago it was typical of the era. See the 1915 production discussion on page 2.

    http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/thematic/cushingoilfield.pdf

    Question. Why is it you have not tested your hypothesis on your own? I found all these links discussing oil well decline curve with a few minutes searching on StartPage.com. I use StartPage because it does not record IP addresses, it is semi-confidential.

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“America’s strategic and economic interests in the Mideast and Muslim world are being threatened by the agony in...
A menace grows from Bush’s Korean blind spot.
Far from being a model for a “liberated” Iraq, Afghanistan shows how the U.S. can get bogged down Soviet-style.