Tag Archives: Indonesia

The Amazing Mr. Moon

B68 John cutting Mr. Moon's hair.

(Excerpted from Chapter 22: Chiang Mai to Lake Toba: The Grateful Unrich…)

Lake Toba, Indonesia 5-31-06

Lake Toba has been a highlight of the Southeast Asian trail for decades, so there are tons of guest houses and restaurants here. But ever since the 1997 economic crisis and the ensuing unrest, tourism has crashed in Indonesia. Then came the Bali bombings, the tsunami and the Free Aceh Movement. Continue reading

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Four Horsemen At Play

2011-7-18-hill-city-sd-2(Excerpted from Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The first known attempt by the oil trust to stifle competition came in 1928 when Sir John Cadman of BP, Sir Henry Deterding of RD/Shell, Walter Teagle of Exxon and William Mellon of Gulf met at Cadman’s castle near Achnacarry, Scotland. Continue reading

Oil Cartel Murderers

B42 Wood collectors in rubber groveThe 2013 summer’s record drought/heat wave in the US provided cover for yet another bankster-engineered spike in commodity prices, including crude oil.  Wall Street went through the stratosphere on an orgy of cheap money & speculation, while the American public got the shaft. Continue reading

North Sumatra Adventure

B46 Abdul getting a close up.Bukit LawanIndonesia

(Excerpted from Chapter 22: Chiang Mai to Lake Toba: The Grateful Unrich…) Continue reading