Category Archives: CGS
I really hope I don’t remember May 12, 2011 as the day I first heard that bedbugs were found carrying drug-resistant staph and vancomycin-resistant enterococci! Bugs that came from two of the men were carrying VRE, a gut bacterium that … Continue reading
I just listened to a podcast about the collapse of the Bronze Age. “The bronze age palace economies” formed a complex network of societies with long trade routes, labor specialization and large populations. Then, inexplicably, it all came apart. There … Continue reading
In a New York Times opinion piece a Minnesota farmer weighs in on climate change: Minnesota’s state climatologist, Jim Zandlo, has concluded that no fewer than three “thousand-year rains” have occurred in the past seven years in our part of … Continue reading
This might be the best blog post ever. It starts with a great quote. We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest … Continue reading
Snopes has a good piece about the myths surrounding the Bakken formation http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/bakken.asp It is the perfect combination of fact, fiction, populist rage and denial that defines our age.
Discussing alternative currencies to bypass taxes and fearful banks. In his book The Future of Money, Lietaer points out – as the government did yesterday – that in situations like ours everything grinds to a halt for want of money. … Continue reading
The Anti-Doomer “A blog that shits all over doomer thoughts, ideas, and way of life.” very right-on and very funny.
I see INFLATION. I think it is likely that China and others will be less willing and able to loan us money in the coming year as their economy sours and our fiscal policy worries them. If this happens, the … Continue reading
We’re bailing out wall street, but who is going to bail you out? Answer: Denny’s! Denny’s $4.99 Breakfast Bail Out!
Here is the letter I just mailed to Senator Coleman: Dear Senator: I do not trust the “bailout” and I don’t think you should approve any legislation that comes with the warning, “approve this immediately and don’t debate it”. I … Continue reading
Health Business Consultant David E. Williams looks at Medicare. What’s to be done? I don’t have a comprehensive solution, but here are a couple of ideas that are too radical even to be considered right now, never mind put into … Continue reading
These three great pieces about oil should be read, even though you probably have oil news fatigue. Long Burn invited a guest speaker to his University who made some really interesting points. He doesn’t name the speaker, but he is … Continue reading
One aspect of higher energy prices and climate change is that this uniquely American requirement of a daily shower has to go out the window. I was reading a tip at Lifehack called how to develop a non-optional mindset and … Continue reading
I predict that what is happening in the U.S. economy is akin to shedding weight, the slimming-down process of a lean, mean, fighting machine. Furthermore, I predict a rapid recovery, next year in 2009. Yes, oil is high–so what? This … Continue reading
I used to disregard Michelle Bachmann, but now I see she might secretly be a situationist comedienne: “They point the finger of blame at you — you drive too much, you drive the wrong kind of car, you use the … Continue reading
Children of Men. How well does it predict the Coming Global Shitstorm (CGS)? Perfectly. 20 years from now, after a series of catastrophic meltdowns, random violence, soldiers and cages full of deportees are the norm. Even though everything has gone … Continue reading
I sometimes read the BOB email list. The BOB list concerns itself with bicycling, bike commuting, bike repair, and bike equipment. They like older bikes and leather seats. It is all things bicycling and if you miss a day, there … Continue reading
Clive Thompson writes about emotional responses to the coming global shitstorm In interviews Albrecht conducted over the past few years, scores of Australians described their deep, wrenching sense of loss as they watch the landscape around them change. Familiar plants … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking that the famous 7 stages of grief applies to the threats to our lifestyle and can go a long way to explain the behavior of Americans. Here are the seven stages and how they relate to the … Continue reading
NPR : Alan Greenspan interviewed by Terry Gross. It is worth a listen. He has this to say about entitlements: The real problem is not now, it is our utter lack of attention or failure to even want to confront … Continue reading