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  • in reply to: Renewable Energy: The Vision And A Dose Of Reality #6190

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    StoneLady of Enlightenment!
    I thought I would likely never post a comment online again, but I cannot refrain from thanking you very much for all the time and effort you have made–not only regarding this article–but in all that you do, researching, writing, and speaking around the world.
    I look for this piece to appear on other relevant sites on the web, even those sites whose main subject matter is not energy, but including finance, politics, peak everything, survivalists, and other related and entertwined entities.
    As for the E-cats! LOL Those who believe that should form a new religion.

    in reply to: Prediction is Very Hard, Especially About the Future #1779

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    Ole Buzzard, don’t worry… as Yogi would say…

    “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”


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    El G – Another fine post. Makes good sense to me!
    I would think it would be better for folks to play it safe in short term TB’s than to, later, be sorry, even for those who did not agree with your reasoning. What else to do with their stash? — into the market!!?? 🙂


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    I am in the same situation, Bluebird. Another decade or so and I may be gone, or will likely be immobile at best.
    As to this statement… “The key here is learning to live on unimproved land with temporary structures in a nomadic lifestyle.”…
    There are not really any (livable) wilderness areas left large enough to accomodate a nomadic lifestyle. Once again, population density enters the picture.
    I suppose our best bet is to be “…nomadic of mind, if not of place…”
    Actually, I am now thinking more about the well being of my kids and a granddaughter then I am for myself and spouse. We’ll likely go down with the ship (of state). Right now some of my own family think my ideas about the near term future are somewhat silly, if not absurd, so I keep them mostly to myself–even while watching and planning.
    One thing I avoid like the plague is becoming fixed into a “set” of beliefs. everything is dynamic and change is unceasing.

    in reply to: Uneconomic Growth: When Illth Trumps Wealth #1363

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    Excellent article Ilargi!
    This fella, Professor Daly, states in powerful, if elegant, paragraphs what any thoughtful person understands by just paying attention! One need not be a high-shingled economic scholar (perhaps better not to be) to see the damage being wrought to our globe and, as well, to ascertain the obvious limits to economic growth and expansion. You posted a winner here!
    Glad I found this page as I was wandering through the new set-up this evening, which I am finding to be less enjoyable I admit than the old format.
    By the way TAE folks, the wind blew some of us away this week and we (Hoosiers) are all trying to pitch in and fill the voids as best we can in many Indiana hearts and lives. One NEVER knows…

    in reply to: Blog/Forum Issues #752

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    There has been a lot of hard work put into this new format, for which I must say it should be noted and applauded, however…

    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
    –Leonardo da Vinci

    in reply to: Employment = Poverty and Inequality #627

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    Sometimes one’s best efforts for improvement fail to retain the best of the past. No verdict yet, but I miss reading, posting with, and learning from many of the long-time, very adept posters here at TAE. Still I will be taking a look on occasion to see how things develop.
    2012 could well be a year of great changes, when much could be tossed around here at TAE such as new lifeboat ideas and personal resource notions.
    The long emergency continues…

    in reply to: Reality TV — Nat. Geo Channel — Doomsday Prepper #565

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    In answer to your question… if he is insane, then I am somewhat off, if he is brilliant, then I am rather smart.
    What he is doing, his preparations for for protection in case of disaster I find unsustainable (hungry hordes would, or will, overrun him) however I do think we should make some preparations for some very difficult times ahead. But more emphasis should be on localizing and community building.

    in reply to: Blog/Forum Issues #536

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    I don’t want to be hasty in response to the new format, but so far I miss being on the same “thread” as the other folks. Perhaps it is my ineptness in navigating the site, so will hang in there to see how things progress.

    Just a note on the topic of joblessness–a nearby plant is being established to build small engines for Progress Rail. On the first day for applications and interviews 3000+ people showed up! This in a town of about 60k. Do people want a job? Yes!
    –hombre

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