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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle April 2 2019 #46435
    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 2 2019 #46432

    I guess you missed the ” : ) “… Ironic that I just contributed to the site moments before posting… Perhaps I am mistaken but I got the impression that Nicole moved to a community in New Zealand that was identified somewhere online… Keep up the good work, but don’t expect me to “dim it”. Whatever that means. I will refrain from commenting in the future. Censorship comes in many forms.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 2 2019 #46427

    Surely the NOAA estimate of 200 million in Kunstler’s piece is incorrect. It would mean that two thirds of the US population could be flooded…

    If Nicole had moved to Spokane and bought a modest home, she wouldn’t need so much money. : ) When I checked into the prices of the place she moved to I was shocked. It was at least 3-4 times what my wife and I paid for a nearly self-sufficient property here in Spokane. It seems to me that folks pay a lot of money to be around like-minded folks — and for granite countertops. We have an intentional community here in Spokane and the cost for a home is 2-3 times the cost of a freestanding home that is twice the size…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 12 2019 #45940

    V. Arnold- Re: flying… I gave it up in 2004. I’m ashamed to say that I flew once a week in the mid-80’s and kept an apartment in both Houston and Dallas. Why? To find sites for a fast food restaurant chain. How crazy is that?

    John Day- If you come by here… I tried to post a comment at your blog yesterday and got this response via email:

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    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 4 2019 #44703

    TheTrivium4TW- I agree that property taxation is a problem. It is ironic that the institutions — religious and educational — that stand in solidarity with the Money Power Monopolist cabal are exempt from paying property tax. “Funny story”: As a property tax rep for Texaco in the early 80’s, I attempted to get a local jurisdiction — Bellaire, TX — to reduce their assessment on an office building. The building was obviously a Class B or C building, but the Bellaire authorities taxed it as a Class A. A property developer with land in Bellaire was having the same problem with a high assessment. He sold the property to a church in vindication… I’m thinking of transferring title to my home to a church with the stipulation that I have a life estate in the same so long as I maintain it.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 4 2019 #44701

    PlanetaryCitizen- “obstructing justice; violating the emoluments clause; abusing the pardon power; directing or seeking to direct law enforcement to prosecute political adversaries for improper purposes; advocating illegal violence and undermining equal protection of the laws; ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border; and conspiring to illegally influence the 2016 election through a series of hush money payments.”

    The problem for the Democrats is that Obama is guilty of all of the above as well.

    in reply to: You Are Well Inside the Matrix #44076

    This has probably been posted before…

    This is worth a read as well:

    We just can’t seem to realize the change that is required… As I posted elsewhere, the figures pointed out by Amy Goodman in her response to the recent government report on Climate Change are ludicrous. A cost of several hundred billion by the end of the century with a 10% reduction in the “economy.” Give me a break. Climate change will cost far more than the wealth of two Seattle men and the economy needs to shrink by at least 90%…

    On a related note, I recommend the book Democracy Inc by Sheldon Wolin. Recommended by Chris Hedges during his Jimmy Dore appearance. Speaking of the matrix… a search of revealed that none of the major universities in the Pacific Northwest have a copy of the book. It’s not as if the author was not well respected and that the book was published by an unknown publisher. The book was published by Princeton University Press. The problem with the book from an establishment perspective is that it is too close to the truth.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 1 2018 #43141

    Dr. D – Thanks for the link. This is science in the same way that AGW is science. Both theories have merit. I’ll not argue in defense of AGW but I will argue that mankind has made a mess of earth and it has not led to a higher quality of life except in a few cases. Take a look at Zoom in, zoom out. This is insanity. Take a look at traffic cams in cities such as Seattle and LA. This is insanity.

    It should be noted that the article supports the recent assertion by scientists that Geoengineering will not end well.

    Back to the garden for me; one way to mitigate the insanity…

    in reply to: Crash on Demand? A Response to David Holmgren #10519

    I’m interested in building “a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” One that enables us to shed the “hustler” dominated paradigm that is so well described in one of Morris Berman’s books…

    Until the system recognizes “Permaculture” as a word, we probably don’t have to worry about a segment of the middle class bringing down the financial system…

    in reply to: US employs Vinne the Kneecapper to collect student debt #2107

    Interestingly enough, I noticed while out walking errands today that a printing company in the neighborhood was missing a few cars from their parking lot. As I walked by the front door, I noticed that the State of Washington had withdrawn their business certification due to non-payment of $47,000 or so in taxes. I wonder if we’ll see more of this sort of thing?

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