Sunday, December 28, 2014

Historical Maps of Connecticut Railroads and Trolleys

A compilation of Connecticut historical railroad and trolley maps. Thumbnail navigation provides easy visual access to a variety of online maps and historical info.


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Geostrategy - Worldwide American Military Presence


The Big Mystery…
The U.S.A. is deployed in over 135 countries worldwide. There are more than 1,000 U.S. military bases dotting the globe. Nobody knows the exact number for sure - being strategic and due to the instability in the world much is kept secret...

Mega Bases
Former Yugoslavia, Iran, Afghanistan are a few of the countries with American Mega-Bases with the usual assortment of Burger Kings and Popeyes, basically  transplanted  nothing U.S. town on foreign soil, bustling in a way increasingly rare for actual American towns these days, part of a planetary military deployment of a sort never before seen in history.  The staggering size, scope, and strangeness of all this is seldom considered, analyzed, or debated in the American mainstream.
http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175338/


Historical Maps of U.S. Expansion


Link to Maps...


Middle East Geostrategy


Petroleum and International Theatre of War 
in the Middle East


Worldwide Presence

Interactive Map of U.S. Army Bases

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See the world’s foreign military bases from outer space 
Article (Google Earth)

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Great Google Based map that shows everything
(1) Go to Home and Pan on map or 
(2) Go the regional links


Friday, December 12, 2014

Geostrategy - Water Resources

Which regions are most affected by increasing water stress?
(This is a great site)



Water was for centuries cheap and plentiful but population growth, globalization, and climate change are shepherding in a new water-constrained era. Good, clean water just cannot be replaced—and it is getting harder to come by.






Thursday, December 11, 2014

Geostrategy: Oil Pipeline Maps

Much of the conflicts and future conflicts in the world today increasingly are based on access and control of energy resources. Bolstering economic alliances between nations by securing safe transport of oil and natural gas using strategically located pipelines plays an enormous role in geopolitics today

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Maps of U.S. Federal Subsidies

U.S. Government Agricultural Subsidies 



The Farm Bill


The Farm Bill subsidizes farmers who grow commodities — corn, soybeans, cotton, rice and wheat. These mostly provide cheap feed for livestock and biofuel processing, as well as raw material (high-fructose corn syrup, soy oil and various corn- and soy-based food additives).



Federal Taxes Vs. Spending


SOME American states receive more in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes; others receive less. Over twenty years these fiscal transfers can add up to a sizeable sum.



DIY Research

Google Search Terms:
U.S. Federal Subsidies
U.S. Farm Subsidies
U.S. Tax Subsidies
U.S. Bank Subsidies
etc.