Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Oklahoman just doesn’t get it.

The Oklahoman is endorsing McCain for president because he supports cutting taxes and spending.  In other words, they support the process of shifting the tax burden from capital to labor, and move spending from human needs to corporate welfare and … Continue reading

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The upcoming election: NONE OF THE ABOVE ARE ACCEPTABLE

The upcoming election seems to be a topic of common conversation. I am just back from the Financial Permaculture event in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Fortunately, the election wasn’t mentioned hardly at all.  We were involved with much more important work. On … Continue reading

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Wave of closings of chicken houses?

I am at the financial permaculture event in Hohenwald, TN.  There is some buzz here about a wave of closings of large CAFO chicken houses.  (CAFO = confined animal feeding operations.)  This is being driven by the high costs of … Continue reading

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Strident and scary rant about the food system

First we had the energy crisis, which contributed to the present economic collapse. The next shoe to drop could very well be a food supply crisis. At any given time, there are maybe 3 or 4 days of food in … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different. . .

When I’m not railing at the financial masters of the universe, criticizing the US Catholic bishops, teaching permaculture, managing the Oklahoma Food Coop, directing the music at Epiphany Church, or afflicting the comfortable amongst the powers that be here in … Continue reading

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Reminder of internet access for financial permaculture conference

Below is a reminder from the Solari Network of the Financial Permaculture event that starts tomorrow (Friday, Oct 24) and runs through next Tuesday. If you aren’t attending, you can follow the event through the various event blogs, linked below. … Continue reading

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What’s this about?

Comes now the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, reporting Top World Military Officials Meet in Lake Placid. All of the joint chiefs of staff were there, flying in on a Boeing 757 with their staff, as well as their counterparts from France, … Continue reading

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11 strategies for coping with the collapse of the American empire

I originally wrote this essay in 2004 and it appeared in the 5th edition of the Better Times Almanac of Useful Information.  For this re-publication, I only found it necessary to only add one sentence.  +++++++++ It’s not news to … Continue reading

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The grassroots alternative to the big goobermint bail-out of the parasites on Wall Street.

Over the last few weeks, the financial masters of the Universe have been meeting in grand conferences.  Held in world capitals, the cash glitterati have been conspicuous in their open conspiracy to take from Main Street and give to Wall … Continue reading

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Time for a poem

The overnight markets in other countries are down considerably.  I will be at the Oklahoma Food Cooperative’s October delivery day today and will be mercifully away from computers and telephones, concentrating on food, which is a nice activity for World … Continue reading

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