[Poclad] Collapse XXI

Raging Grannie (Wanda B) wsb70 at comcast.net
Thu Apr 1 12:34:26 PDT 2010

GEAB (Global/EuropeAnticipation Bulletin) #43 is 
available! The five steps of the global geopolitical dislocation phase
In this context, LEAP/E2020 ( European Laboratory 
of Political Anticipation) believes that the 
phase of world geopolitical dislocation will take 
place in to five successive steps, laid out in 
this GEAB issue. That is to say:
0.Beginning of the phase of global geopolitical dislocation
1.Step 1: Monetary disputes and financial shocks
2.Step 2: Trade disputes
3.Step 3: State crises
4.Step 4: Socio-political crises
5.Step 5: Strategic crises
In addition, in this GEAB issue, our team 
discloses the eight countries which seem to it to 
be more dangerous than Greece on the matter of 
sovereign debt ; whilst also giving its analysis 
of how the post-crisis financial economy will 
work out compared to the real one. Then 
LEAP/E2020 gives its monthly suggestions 
(currencies, shares,
.) including a number of 
criteria to more reliably interpret data in the 
particular context of this world geopolitical dislocation phase.

Carolyn Baker Interviewed on Peak Moment TV re Post Peak Living online course

Kathy McMahon: the Hidden History of Cooperation in America
Part of the puzzle in figuring out why income 
alone doesn’t make people jolly can be resolved 
by examining the active protests that happened 
when Americans moved from being self-employed to 
becoming employees. The revolt is part of the 
hidden history of cooperatives and communialism 
in America, written in a riveting book by John 
Curl called 
All the People.” This book goes a long way to 
answer the question of what people did during times of trouble.
A funny thing happens on the way down the limited 
resources slide: People get increasingly greedy 
or people become more cooperative, collective and communal.

Obama Administration Cops to Likelihood of Looming Global Oil Shortage
Post Carbon Institute hereby issues a formal call 
for the U.S. Department of Energy to come forward 
with all possible clarity and directness on where 
the world stands with regard to future oil 
supplies. The American people have already paid 
for this information through their taxes and they 
will bear the brunt of higher oil prices if these are indeed in the offing.
We also call for urgent updated studies on (1) 
what would be the economic impacts of high oil 
prices and shortages, and (2) what could be done 
mitigate those impacts. Independent analyses have 
so far suggested that building public transit and 
rail, rather than more highways, would give the 
nation more and better options in the event of a 
permanent decline in world oil production; 
however, that conclusion will carry far more 
weight if it bears the imprimatur of the DoE. If, 
as previous studies suggest, world oil production 
is at or close to its peak and the economic 
impacts will be severe, then it is incumbent upon 
government at all levels to begin preparations.

Oil Drum Recommends Courses and Books on Peak Oil

Living off the Grid Forever

Preparedness for Newbies

Listening to the Land: Life Lessons in a Colorado Cornfield
As she works her family’s 5 acres with the help 
and company of a wise neighbor, Brenda Peterson 
discovers the wonder of nature in a musical, generous cornfield.

Preserving Apples, Tomatoes, and Corn

5 Ways to Value Dirt

Repelling Garden Pests Naturally

Tips on Weedless Gardening - really good!
Use this labor-saving, natural weed control 
system to prevent weeds from overwhelming your garden.

Does Eating Processed Foods Lead to Depression?

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!  McDonalds Scraps Composting 
Project Because its Food Won't Decompose
Be sure to click on links!

3 Questions for a Sustainable Society: Does it Create Abundance?

Guy Mcpherson: What Works: Food.  Read about his 
lush desert gardens and thriving homestead
When we started this endeavor, about two years 
ago, I could barely distinguish between a hammer 
and a zucchini. And that tells you all you need 
to know about my construction skills as well as 
my gardening skills. As I've pointed out many 
times before, if I can do this, I can hardly 
imagine somebody who can't. But you'd better get 
cracking. The time to plant a garden is not when you're hungry.

Organic Farming Opens the Way for Farmers to 
Return to Their Proper Role as Innovators and Stewards of the Land
The Center for Rural Affairs 
located in Lyons, Neb., a town of 980, represents 
a set of values that reflect the best in rural 
people, he said: fairness, widespread ownership, 
personal and social responsibility and 
stewardship of the land where it is preserved for the next generation.
“When you look beyond selfish interests, the true 
interests reflect these values and are tied to 
community and the common good,” said Hassebrook........
“We can't wait for government or corporate America to save us.”

The New Agriculture: a Revolution
It is hardly possible to read the news these days 
without tripping over another story about scrappy 
city folk turning wasted space into lush gardens 
that produce astonishing amounts of nutritious 
food­vegetables, honey, eggs, goat cheese­you 
name it. Every day, greater numbers of ordinary 
people appear to be answering Sharon Astyk’s call 
for an army of new farmers to return to the land, wherever they can find it.
In other words, this is no passing novelty. It is 
a movement springing up spontaneously all over 
the country that is quietly revolutionizing how 
we grow and share food; how we occupy the land 
where we live--(Yes, an urban neighborhood is 
"land")--how we define economic value; how we 
relate to each other in small, local communities 
whose shape and character are determined by 
common need; and how we think of "power", both political and economic.
(Full disclosure: I am one of those new farmers. 
My family has recently launched New Leaf Gardens, 
a half-acre micro-farm within sight of downtown Denver.)

Learning to Live a Self-sufficient Life
We built our own straw/clay home and got off the 
grid. Now we’re growing our own food and living our dreams!

What Is a Green Economy?
Herman Daly, promoter of a Steady-State Economy 
for over 30 years.  Center for the Advancement of 
the Steady StateEconomy - http://steadystate.org/
A green economy is an economy that imitates green 
plants as far as possible. Plants use scarce 
terrestrial materials to capture abundant solar 
energy, and are careful to recycle the materials 
for reuse. Although humans are not able to 
photosynthesize, we can imitate the strategy of 
maximizing use of the sun while economizing on 
terrestrial minerals, fossil fuels, and 
ecological services. Ever since the industrial 
revolution our strategy has been the opposite. 
Fortunately, as economist Nicholas 
Georgescu-Roegen noted, we have not yet learned 
how to mine the sun and use up tomorrow’s solar 
energy for today’s growth. But we can mine the 
earth and use up tomorrow’s fossil fuels, 
minerals, and waste absorption capacities today. 
We have eagerly done this to grow the economy, 
but have neglected the fact that the costs of 
doing so have surpassed the benefits – that is to 
say, growth has actually become uneconomic.

The Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Public 
Health, Part II: Paradigms and the Right Questions
Part I:  http://www.energybulletin.net/node/48316

Unschooling & Unworking: Confessions of a 
stay-at-home family (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4), by Myra Eddy

Hard Plastics Dissolve in Oceans Producing Endrocrine Disruptor

If Seas Keep Warming, All Coral Could Be Gone in 100 Years

Obama cuts to home energy assistance to have devastating consequences

“If we do not do the impossible, we shall be 
faced with the unthinkable.”  social philosopher Murray Bookchin

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