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@madamski from yesterday:
That shut-mouth military claim is an example of why I disbelieve your assertion. MSM being quiet is one thing…
Might I suggest you watch video clip posted above at comment #79924.
“Enjoyed the eggplant life cycle…but they missed a step. Eggplant seeds won’t germinate when simply excised from the fruit that way. They have to be fermented for a few days in order to germinate.”
Absolutely correct. What immediately crossed my mind watching the little proto-seed being plucked from the immature fruit was “that seed is not mature enough to be viable”. Oh well, the idea is great and the video is spectacular.
“… that wanking rodent Schiff…” — Priceless!!
@Basseterre Kitona: “I’ve been trying to post this for days but it keeps getting rejected by censors”.
Thought you might like to know that I have been seeing these posts with the same two links for several days running, two posts today. You seem to be getting through okay. Good articles, BTW.
I really liked this BBB article:
“She got better”.
Brilliant discussion. “The weather disruption will go on for many many decades, long after we’ve run out of fossil energy, and will continue to place overwhelming survival pressure on us in a mostly random and unpredictable way.” Agreed. Hence my use of the phrase “over the long term”.
My grandkids will suffer this far more than myself; I expect to experience the slow-motion train wreck of industrial society breaking down around me — I already see this in subtle ways that very few people comprehend, present company excluded of course! (The $hite is hitting the fan in dribbles — if you watch closely you will see the color of the walls slowly changing.) My endeavor is to provide something of a refuge for my offspring in the years to come.
Interesting that John Day and Michael Reid have been discussing wood stoves; I have been shopping wood cook stoves and will be ordering a Kitchen Queen in the next few days.
@madamski from yesterday: I certainly would not argue that climate change poses a significant problem to humanity, especially over the long term. It is my opinion that resource depletion — which includes potential economic collapse halting industrial production and crippling the fossil fuel industry — is a larger and more imminent problem.
Your response yesterday was all very well said. I particularly liked this: “James Kuntsler is weird about many things but he is right about this: abandon modernity while you still can…” Years ago I adopted an operative motto from the Archdruid: “Collapse now and avoid the rush”.
@madamski: “…the dire implications of Peak Oil are very close at hand”
A double Amen to that. I often hear it said or written something to the effect that “climate change presents the greatest threat and challenge to humanity”. I disagree; resource depletion is a much larger problem — predicament, actually. Problems have solutions…
We will adapt to climate change. Yes, there will be migrations and areas with more severe effects, but the collapse of our industrial way of life would destroy far more lives than will rising sea levels. Without petro-agriculture, famine would be unavoidable in most of the ‘developed’ nations. For the time being, I’m glad for diesel powered hay harvesting equipment, but I am also stocking up on high quality scythes.
@zerosum: Thanks for the “Heavy Snowfall” links. I have to chuckle though, that most of the pics look like they got maybe an inch or two of snow (including the pic of the Acropolis) which we would call a ‘dusting’; ‘heavy’ snowfall is a foot or more. Of course, when you’re not used to it or prepared for such you get disasters like that 100+ vehicle pileup in Texas last week. Snow Sissies!
re: yesterday’s inquiry to you about re-posting the same links from the day’s Debt Rattle.
I meant no offense, I was just curious to know if there was some kind of big-picture reason for re-posting them that I was not aware of, like maybe producing ping-backs or other means of widening the audience by distributing them beyond TAE’s readership (who obviously have already seen those articles). That’s all. New content like you’ve provided today — Marvelous!
@zerosum: Just curious here, I observe that you post a comment each day which reiterates some of the articles with links and teaser text of some of the very articles from this day’s Debt Rattle. What’s that about — Department of Redundancy Department?
@kultsommer: I cannot locate “The Office Space” movie you recommend. A link, perhaps?
@my parents said know: A second on that “hope John and Jenny are alright”.
Here in Colorado we are finally pulling out of a week of sub-zero’s. Yesterday my milking machine froze up during the process.
“Do a search for “post not showing up” – 230,000,000 Results” –zerosum
“A search where” –R.I.M.
FWIW, I have had comments on this very site (as well as others) that I could not get to post. Or they appeared to me to have posted, but were gone the next day. These were not scurrilous or offensive but intended as constructive contributions to the conversational thread which I cannot imagine needed to be deleted by the moderator. I have quit trying to comment because of this (until right now — we will see what happens).
re: Houses Of Parliament, Sunset: Very surreal; coal smoke sure played hell with the London skyline.
@Raul et al: This may be too little too late, but thought y’all might be interested.
The Italian Job: Explosive New Testimony on Dominion Election Fraud
Maria Zack Italy did it – Arturo Delia Admits to steal the USA elections!