Monthly Archives: September 2010

FEAR — FIRE — FOES — AWAKE! S 510 may destroy local agriculture.

Senate bill 510 continues to be a threat to local agriculture in the United States.  A version has passed the US House of Representatives, and it is now before the US Senate.  Fortunately, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has placed … Continue reading

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Fed continues to reward grasshoppers, punish ants.

The aristocrats at the Federal Reserve yesterday continued their “race to the ash heap of history” with their decision to keep interest rates low.  This rewards those who save their money (the “ants” from the famous Aesop’s Fable), and reward … Continue reading

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Cooperatives, Deflation, Peak Oil, Food Storage

It’s my opinion that cooperatives offer working people the best chance of preserving their economic opportunities going forward into the coming troubles.  Here is an article that explains how the Mondragon Cooperatives of Spain carry out their worker-owned businesses. Mondragon … Continue reading

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Compendium of Useful Information

As the situation spirals down, we’re all going to need to learn new skills and remember old knowledge in order to successfully adapt to the realities of a future with less fossil fuel energy, more climate instability, less money, more … Continue reading

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It’s not over until it’s over.

It was a carefully crafted photo-op moment.  The Tyrant Emperor himself himself spoke from the Sanctum Sanctorum of American government, the Imperial Oval Office, his desk swept clean of clutter— the very same desk where the previous Tyrant Emperor, George … Continue reading

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