This Week In Schaudenfreude

From the keyboard of Surly1
Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Like us on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

Originally published on the Doomstead Diner on May 25, 2016

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

 ― Martin Luther King, Jr.  

 

I wish I were a better person. I'm just not. Let me explain. 

This morning, my wife, the redoubtable Contrary, brought an irrestistable news nugget to my attention . Baylor President and Chancellor Kenneth Winston "Ken" Starr, yes THAT Ken Starr, had been sacked by the school’s board of regents amid mounting pressure over how the school handled reports of rape and assault by football players.

Sports Illustrated reports that the Baylor board of regents fired school president Ken Starr Tuesday amid the sexual assault scandal, this, according to HornsDigest.com, a Baylor fan site.

Karma comes to Waco. Read the original source report here. Many of us do not follow organized sports because, quite frankly, we have better things to think about. I confess to being a lifelong sports fan, although my attention to sports has waned with age, diminishing interest, lack of time, and the lure of other pursuits. Yet I was enough of a casual fan to recognize that Baylor has developed quite a sports empire, and with it the sort of exuberances and indiscretions that […] Continue Reading…

Is a 100% Renewable Energy World Possible?

Off the keyboard of Ugo Bardi

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on Cassandra's Legacy on May 19, 2016

Discuss this article at the Energy Table inside the Diner

A poll among experts…and YOU TOO!

Take the Renewable Energy Survey HERE

 

Image source

I am reporting here the results of a small survey that I carried out last week among the members of a discussion forum; mainly experts in renewable energy (*). It was a very informal poll; not meant to have statistical value. But some 70 people responded out of a total of 167 members; so I think these results have a certain value in telling us how the experts feel in this field. And I was surprised by the remarkable optimism that resulted from the poll.

This is what I asked the members of the list

The question is about  the possibility of a society not too different from ours (**) but 100% based on renewable energy sources, and on the possibility of obtaining it before it is too late to avoid the climate disaster. This said, what statement best describes your position?

1.  It is impossible for technical reasons. (Renewables have too low EROEIs, need too large amounts of natural resources, we'll run out of […] Continue Reading…

Who are the “We”?

Off the keyboard of RE

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on The Doomstead Diner on May 22, 2016

Take the New Renewable Energy Survey HERE

 

Discuss this article at the Kitchen Sink inside the Diner

Who is RESPONSIBLE for the mess?

When I cruise through the blogosphere reading of tales of woe in the environment, politics and economics, I often run across the sad conclusion from the authors how "we" failed to change our carbon burning  ways or elect the right leaders or correct the imbalances in our economic system.  The results "we" have reaped are "our" fault collectively.  "We" live in a Democracy right?  "We" could have voted different people into office!  "We" could have held them accountable!  When the financial crisis took off in 2008, "we" could have stopped the bailouts of the TBTF Banks.  "We" could take the power of money creation away from the Federal Reserve and create our own Public Banking system!

So many things we shoulda, coulda, woulda done, if only we weren't so stupid and so weak.  Of course at the same time the same writers will often speak about how INTELLIGENT we are as a species, and how this intelligence should have been used in a […] Continue Reading…

Collapse Cafe 5/8/2016: Alberta Wildfire, Great Barrier Reef Bleaching, Doomstead Development

Off the cameras and microphones of RE & Steve from Virginia

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on The Doomstead Diner on April 27, 2016

Discuss this Cafe at the Diner TV Table inside the Diner

In this installment of the Collapse Cafe, TDOS from Pray for Calamity and myself discuss the Alberta Wildfires & Great Barrier Reef Bleching events that have taken place recently, along with their repurcussions on an economic and environmental level.  We also discuss the trails and tribulations, joys and difficulties involved in setting up your own Doomstead.

Audio Only:

Collapse Cafe TV

Featuring the Collapse Cafe Vidcasts, Live Feeds, Collapse Tutorials, Documentaries & Music Videos

War of the Lefts

From the keyboard of Pepe Escobar
Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on RT on May 27, 2016

A striking French labour union EDF employee stands near a burning barricade that blocks the entrance of the depot of the SFDM company near the oil refinery to protest the labour reforms law proposal in Donges, France, May 27, 2016 © Stephane Mahe / Reuters

Discuss this article at the Geopolitics Table inside the Diner

France paralyzed by the ‘War of the Lefts’

 

 

 

 

Paris burns as Hollande fiddles. Take it as shorthand for nationwide protests in France against a proposed labor “reform” while the President poses at the G-7 in Japan as if he’s one of the Masters of the Universe.

France is semi-paralyzed – from dockworkers in the port of Le Havre (a key trade hub) to workers in refineries, oil depots, nuclear power stations (accounting for 75 percent of the national electricity supply), airports, and the metropolitan Paris rail system. This has translated into panic at myriad petrol stations – with much of the French transportation system brought to a standstill.

All this because the cataclysmically unpopular, nominally “socialist” Hollande administration has introduced a draft law that drastically modifies the French labor code and essentially adopts […] Continue Reading…

How a (False?) Flag Debate and a Rent-a-Prime-Minister Assisted New Zealand in Relinquishing its Sovereignty

Off the keyboard of Allan Stromfeldt Christensen

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Like us on Facebook

Published on From Filmers to Farmers on May 25, 2016

The candidates in New Zealand's follow-up rent-a-Prime-Minister flag referendum (please vote below)

Take the Renewable Energy Survey HERE

 

Discuss this article at the Geopolitics Table inside the Diner

 

Chances are that unless you live in or are from New Zealand (or perhaps Australia), that you didn't hear much, if anything, about New Zealand's recent referendum on whether or not to replace its 114-year-old flag. To be honest I found its flag a bit odd when I first visited ten years ago (to WWOOF for a year), and not just because it has a Union Jack on it. For while being blue with a Union Jack in the top-left corner, the only difference between it and the Australian flag is that it has four red stars instead of six white stars. Being Canadian it's not as if I had anything invested in the outcome, but when I heard last year that New Zealand's flag might be replaced, I was rather pleased to hear so. But naïve me, what I didn't clue into was how a mere flag change could be a smokescreen for more […] Continue Reading…

You Too Can Have a Bigger Graph

Off the keyboard of Albert Bates

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on Peak Surfer on May 22, 2016

Discuss this article at the Environment Table inside the Diner

Take the Renewable Energy Survey HERE

We confess to occasionally indulging in the optimistic whimsy that if we humans would only recover the common sense to let nature be nature, and maybe help her out by planting a few trees, the climate crisis would be over quite quickly. Then in a darker rebound, we despair that indeed we are really a very dumb species and probably will be doing creation a favor by going extinct, and moreover, let’s hope we do it soon enough so that fewer other species will be harmed in the process.

 

 

 

Do we need to be reminded by more Doomer Porn? The greatest impediment to Earth’s ecological recovery is not her ability to heal. Our planet still has that, even at this late date. The greatest impediment is human cultural and cognitive inertia.

In our naivete, we used to think that humans might stand a chance at culture change, but the more we learn about neurobiology, the more it seems we sapiens are locked into a primate brain that is determined to […] Continue Reading…

Is China a House of Cards?

From the keyboard of Pepe Escobar
Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

 

 

Originally published in Sputnik on May 17, 2016

 

Let’s start by examining what the Dragon himself – President Xi Jinping – has to say about China being largely derided in influential Beltway circles as a House of Cards.

Xi has forcefully dismissed the notion that a House of Cards power struggle has been raging at the rarified heights of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Yet at the same time he’s adamant; “conspirators”, “careerists”, “cabals” and “cliques” are attempting to undermine the CCP from within.

Thus, with ironic/poetic justice, a 42-part series on corruption in China – titled In the Name of the People and financed by the Middle Kingdom’s top law enforcement agency – is bound to go live before the end of 2016, featuring a CCP stalwart as the bad guy (that’s a first). Call him the Chinese Frank Underwood.

This means that what Xi is saying – and acting — live will be mirrored on hundreds of millions of Chinese screens, pitting conflicting factions within the 88 million-member CCP. Xi’s war on corruption has produced a rash of severely disgruntled CCP officials – to put it mildly.

Xi not only is the Commander-in-Chief in the fight against corruption; he’s now Commander-in-Chief of China’s joint battle command center as well. He monitors a [Central Military Commission] Chairman Responsibility System as well as the central guard corps, which monitors […] Continue Reading…

Lower Away!

From the keyboard of James Howard Kunstler
Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Like us on Facebook

 

 

 

 

Originally Published on Clusterfuck Nation  May 23, 2016

 

I hope you’re enjoying these horse latitudes of the political year, when the seas suddenly turn glassy and the Berning sun begins to roast all the diverse and inclusive hands on Hillary’s deck, who wait in anxiety for the first sign of a fresh breeze to push them toward landfall. Meanwhile, full fathom five below the dead calm waters the leviathan Trump waits in his comfortable darkness, circling forward, circling back, solitary, malevolent, content in his bulking grievances, patiently awaiting his moment to rise and smash his rival.

Things go eerily quiet and still before the California primaries. At this stage, the two major parties have discredited themselves so thoroughly that a necrotic stink wafts around the election of ’16. Who put that road-kill possum in Hillary’s podium? Why does Donald look every week more and more like a lurching Golem? The parties are rudderless. Their leaders range the decks like wailing revenants. It’s as if the mortal remains of Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan have come from the grave to eat the brains of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reince Priebus. The rectified essence of every […] Continue Reading…

US Climate Migrations About to Begin

Off the keyboard of Thomas Lewis

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook

Published on The Daily Impact on May 12, 2016

Too close for comfort: rising waters of the Gulf of Mexico are turning the residents of Isle de Jean Charles, LA, into the first U.S. climate refugees. (Photo by Karen Apricot/Flickr)

Take the Renewable Energy Survey HERE

Discuss this article at the Environment Table inside the Diner

Does the Congress know about this? The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in January approved grants of about a billion dollars to communities in 13 states to help the deal with climate change — a problem that according to a majority of the leaders of Congress, and a majority of the members of the Senate, does not exist. Among those grants was one for $48 million to help move an entire Louisiana community to higher ground as rising seas obliterate its land. This is a first for America. It is hardly the last.

The community is Isle de Jean Charles in southeast Louisiana, an island community of Native Americans that has lost 90% of its land to the sea already (not only, but increasingly, because of climate change and rising sea levels). There are just 60 people […] Continue Reading…

They’re Parking the Trains. And the Ships and Planes and Trucks…

Off the keyboard of Thomas Lewis

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook

Published on The Daily Impact on May 10, 2016

Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner

It’s a picture that’s worth a thousand choruses of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Here in the Seventh Straight Successful Year of the Recovery from the Great Recession, tucked into a corner of the Arizona Desert, is a line of parked Union Pacific locomotives. It was discovered on Google Earth, so it is, as they say, visible from space. There are 292 of them, baking in the sun like so many dinosaur skeletons, in a line stretching almost five miles. They, and the people who used to run them, are now “excess capacity” for one of the country’s largest freight haulers. In this, the Seventh Straight Successful Year of the Great Recovery.

No one should be surprised. But even when you know that trade — the buying and selling of stuff — has been slowing down all over the world for years, it is startling to see such stark, graphic evidence that we are all in deep trouble.

Rail freight tonnage in the U.S. is down — by 11% in April compared with April 2015. Volumes […] Continue Reading…

Epiconomics 102 : The Sunlight Economy

Off the keyboard of Albert Bates

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on Peak Surfer on May 15, 2016

Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner

 

"It is green capitalism, we admit, but the gene expression for capitalism must and will change."

 

 

 

The adoption of The Paris Agreement by 195 countries on December 12, 2015 marks the end of the era of fossil fuels. There is no way to meet the targets laid out in this agreement without keeping 90 percent or more of remaining coal, oil and gas in the ground. The final text still has some serious gaps, and the timetable will have to speed up, but the treaty draws a red line on atmospheric CO2 we cannot cross. As science, economics and law come into alignment, a solar-powered economy is barrelling at us with unstoppable force.

Nafeez Ahmed, a former Guardian writer who now blogs the System Shift column for VICE’s Motherboard recently pondered the Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI) problem with renewables and came up with something that might form the basis for smoothing the transition.

First, you have to get a sense of the scale of the driving force behind this change. Ahmed observed that […] Continue Reading…

60 Hours a Week is not Enough

Off the keyboard of Michael Snyder

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on The Economic Collapse on May 17, 2016

Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner

Working 60 Hours A Week At 3 Part-Time Jobs And Still Living Paycheck To Paycheck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can you do when you are working 60 hours a week at three part-time jobs and it is still not enough?  In America today, many people have taken on more than one job in a desperate attempt to make ends meet, but they still come up short at the end of the month.  And those that are actually working are the fortunate ones, because in one out of every five families in the United States nobody has a job.  There are more than 100 million working age Americans that are currently not employed (yes this is true), and as I pointed out yesterday, job cut announcements by major firms are currently running 24 percent ahead of last year’s pace.  But unemployment is just part of the overall problem.  There is this growing misconception out there that if you “have a job” that you must be doing okay.  Unfortunately for the growing number of “working poor” in America, […] Continue Reading…

Dilma out: Brazilian plutocracy sets 54mn votes on fire

From the keyboard of Pepe Escobar
Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

 

 

Originally published in Russia Today on May 12, 2016

Never in modern political history has it been so easy to “abolish the people” and simply erase 54 million votes cast in a free and fair presidential election.

Forget about hanging chads, as in Florida 2000. This is a day that will live in infamy all across the Global South – when what was one of its most dynamic democracies veered into a plutocratic regime, under a flimsy parliamentary/judicial veneer, with legal and constitutional guarantees now at the mercy of lowly comprador elites.

After the proverbial marathon, the Brazilian Senate voted 55-22 to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for “crimes of responsibility” – related to alleged window dressing of the government’s budget.

This is the culmination of a drawn-out process that started even before Rousseff won re-election in late 2014 with over 54 million votes. I have described the bunch of perpetrators of what Brazilian creativity has termed ‘golpeachment’ (a mix of coup – “golpe” in Portuguese – and impeachment) as Hybrid War hyenas.

Sophisticated golpeachment – supported by what amounts to an Electoral Inquisition College – has propelled Hybrid War to whole new levels.

 

Hybrid war hyenas tearing Brazil apart – Pepe Escobar

Hybrid War […] Continue Reading…

The real oil limits story; what other researchers missed

Off the keyboard of Gail Tverberg

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on the Our Finite World on May 12, 2016

Discuss this article at the Energy Table inside the Diner

For a long time, a common assumption has been that the world will eventually “run out” of oil and other non-renewable resources. Instead, we seem to be running into surpluses and low prices. What is going on that was missed by M. King Hubbert, Harold Hotelling, and by the popular understanding of supply and demand?

The underlying assumption in these models is that scarcity would appear before the final cutoff of consumption. Hubbert looked at the situation from a geologist’s point of view in the 1950s to 1980s, without an understanding of the extent to which geological availability could change with higher price and improved technology. Harold Hotelling’s work came out of the conservationist movement of 1890 to 1920, which was concerned about running out of non-renewable resources. Those using supply and demand models have equivalent concerns–too little fossil fuel supply relative to demand, especially when environmental considerations are included.

Virtually no one realizes that the economy is a self-organized networked system. There are many interconnections within the system. The real situation is that […] Continue Reading…

Border Lines

From the keyboard of James Howard Kunstler
Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Like us on Facebook

 

 

 

Originally Published on Clusterfuck Nation  May 16, 2016

 

If the Obama Justice Department was really honest about its “guidance” on transgender bathrooms, it would have stated clearly a requirement to provide a new, separate, third category of bathroom or changing room for people identifying themselves as transgender. This would have given such persons a safe, private place to perform their necessary bio-functions without making the other two categories of people, male and female, uncomfortable.

Actually, such a third option already exists in many public places: the handicapped bathroom. These could easily be relabeled “Handicapped and Transgender” — the main feature of them being that they allow for one-person-at-a-time occupancy, obviating any effect on others. And it wouldn’t require expensive renovation of public buildings.

But no, Mr. Obama’s DOJ decided to antagonize large numbers of males and females by coercing them to consort with transgender people, threatening to take away federal school funding if they didn’t allow persons of ambiguous sexuality to use whichever bathroom they felt like.

This reveals the fantastic smug certainty of the political Left in assuming that such matters as the nature of transgender behavior are adequately understood and settled — […] Continue Reading…

Closed loop agriculture for environmental enhancement

Off the keyboard of Feidhlim Harty

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on FEASTA on April 26, 2016

Discuss this article at the Environment Table inside the Diner

Returning biomass nutrients from humanure and urine to agriculture

Download full report (pdf document, 2.1 MB)

Introduction

Closed loop agriculture is farming practice that recycles all nutrients and organic matter material back to the soil that it grew in. This forms part of an agricultural practice that preserves the nutrient and carbon levels within the soil and allows farming to be carried out on a sustainable basis.

Current farming practice (as shown in Figure 1) relies heavily on imported nutrients to sustain high production. We eat the food; and then the nutrients and biomass from faeces and urine are flushed away via our toilets. The sewage is treated, to a greater or lesser extent, to limit its potential to cause water pollution, and then discarded to groundwater, rivers or the sea. This practice requires high fossil energy inputs for fertiliser manufacture, causes pollution to our waterways, and strips organic matter from the soil which in turn reduces productivity, overall soil health and structure.

Most of the sludge arising in the EU is of agricultural rather than human origin, and […] Continue Reading…

The Days After Tomorrow 2: The Thunderbird Lesson

Off the keyboard of Thomas Lewis

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook

 

 

A 1985 on-site reconstruction of the oldest known human habitation on the North American continent, used by Paleo-Indians in what is now the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. What they were doing there, for 12,000 years, could be a lesson for us all. (Photo by Douglas Campbell/Flickr)

 

Published on The Daily Impact on May 3, 2016

When we talk about re-ordering human life to suppress the sicknesses that have brought the planet to the brink of destruction — greed, heedless exploitation of limited resources, and so on — the discussion often founders on claims that these traits are fixed in human nature or to put it in more modern techno-jargon, they are “hard wired” in our brains and/or in our genes. So it doesn’t matter, it is argued, \ how we try to organize society, human nature will assert itself and a few years after the total crash of industrial society someone will invent a futures market and away we go again. One of the reasons that I will never buy that argument is that I have been to the Thunderbird Site.

****

If you were to drive 70 miles straight west of Washington D.C. on […] Continue Reading…

Rogue Wave

Off the keyboard of Cognitive Dissonance

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on Two Ice Floes on February 27, 2016

Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner

 

It is the stuff of legends and lore dating back through all of recorded history, of sinking ships and sea monsters, of tall tales and tragic deaths. The problem was obvious; any credible witness to a rogue wave usually didn’t survive the rogue wave, thereby relegating the actual phenomenon to the looney tunes category by the so-called ‘experts’.

In an authoritarian culture only the authorities can declare something ‘real’ regardless of how much evidence has been previously offered. It took an actual ‘scientific’ measurement in the North Sea off Norway on New Year’s Day, 1995 aboard the Draupner platform to convince the scientists (aka the authorities) there really was such a thing as a rogue wave.

The charted output of that instrumented event, described as the Draupner wave, is seen below and clearly indicates an extreme aberration, a bolt of lightning out of the blue if you will, a single wave easily twice the average height of the largest waves and three to four times the average height of the smallest.

Measured from […] Continue Reading…

Van Dweller Gypsie Prepping 2: Escaping Pompeii

Off the keyboard of RE

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on The Doomstead Diner on May 15, 2016

 

Discuss this article at the Doomsteading Table inside the Diner

A few weeks back I wrote about one possible alternative for straddling the two worlds of current BAU and the future of a post-Collapse world, which is somewhat unpredictable in exactly how it will turn out, other than to say it won't be much like the one we are currently inhabiting.

The Stealth Van Gypsie Prepper Community ™ was designed around the idea of being mobile and flexible in terms of locations you could set up once TSHTF.  It has the advantage over Doomsteading that you can continue on with BAU, making money if you still have a Big Shity job buying more preps but still enables you to exit stage left quickly with good survival chances after TSHTF.  It covers your needs for Shelter, Food & Reasonable Remoteness ™ for the first year or two when things are really unpleasant in the Big Shities and most of Suburbia.  If you can survive this period, you have upped your chances for long term survival by 2 orders of magnitude at least IMHO.

Its other BIG […] Continue Reading…

Epiconomics 101: Our Fiscal Genome

Off the keyboard of Albert Bates

Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666
Friend us on Facebook

Published on Peak Surfer on May 8, 2016

Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner

 

"Vital public services like health care, education, transportation and communication should be free."

 

In the May 2d New Yorker, Siddhartha Mukherjee wrote an ode to his mother and aunt, identical twins, taking the opportunity to dig into the roles of nature and nurture in shaping our lives, Going a step farther, he brought in one of our favorite topics here, epigenetics, or the ability of the same DNA strand to issue different instructions depending on external stimuli.

Last year, in our discussion of quantum entanglement, we observed how little of what we call our own bodies is actually our own DNA. More than 95 percent belongs to our unique, personal, coevolving microbiome that not only helps us breathe, digest, and heal illness, but influences our patterns of thought and intentions.

Mukherjee chronicled the gross result of this conspiracy, describing how two brothers, separated by geographic and economic continents, might be brought to tears by the same Chopin nocturne, as if responding to some subtle, common chord struck by their genomes, or perhaps by their epigenomes, and […] Continue Reading…

Support the Diner

Search the Diner

Surveys & Podcasts

NEW SURVEY

Renewable Energy

VISIT AND FOLLOW US ON DINER SOUNDCLOUD

" As a daily reader of all of the doomsday blogs, e.g. the Diner, Nature Bats Last, Zerohedge, Scribbler, etc… I must say that I most look forward to your “off the microphone” rants. Your analysis, insights, and conclusions are always logical, well supported, and clearly articulated – a trifecta not frequently achieved."- Joe D

Archives

Global Diners

View Full Diner Stats

Global Population Stats

Enter a Country Name for full Population & Demographic Statistics

Lake Mead Watch

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NA-BX686_LakeMe_G_20130816175615.jpg

loading

Inside the Diner

Quote from: RE on May 27, 2016, 11:05:49 PMIf that's real & not phonyshopped , DUDE THAT'S WICKED  :evi...

Even though the Tyler Durdens seem to have lurched to the far right since their recent "outing" (read: purge?), they are still capable of posting decent, readable stuff if you avoid the right-wing claptrap. This is one of them. Over the years I've rep...

Quote from: RE on May 27, 2016, 11:38:19 PMNobody here mentions of course the REASON why the IOC or WHO won't cancel or move the Olympics, it's the MONEY involved that has already been spent and if they don't hold it there, n...

[img]https://thumbs.mic.com/MjY2N2QxYzFmNSMvS1hvTFFTUVpMOVFTSVNWeXZFXzZiY0FubDFVPS8xMjZ4NjQxOjUwNTh4MzE1My8xMjgweDYyMC9maWx0ZXJzOnF1YWxpdHkoNzUpL2h0dHBzOi8vczMuYW1hem9uYXdzLmNvbS9wb2xpY3ltaWMtaW1hZ2VzL2x0cjZ3MTJjdm5hZm10cHJyNWJhb29xN2Rid2J6M2Y5c21sYWJm...

Diner Twitter feed

Knarf’s Knewz

[img]https://thumbs.mic.com/MjY2N2QxYzFmNSMvS1hvTF [...]

Supporters and opponents of Republican presidentia [...]

At Tal Abyad –Akçakale border crossing, in June 20 [...]

Lord Owen at his east London home where the SDP [...]

(Lecture at MEI Conference: The Middle East Peace [...]

Diner Newz Feeds

  • Surly
  • Agelbert
  • Knarf
  • Golden Oxen
  • Frostbite Falls

Quote from: jdwheeler42 on May 27, 2016, 09:51:01 [...]

Quote from: RE on May 27, 2016, 08:22:50 PMThey al [...]

Quote from: jdwheeler42 on May 27, 2016, 08:17:42 [...]

Quote from: Surly1 on May 27, 2016, 07:37:20 AMOpe [...]

Quote from: Surly1 on May 27, 2016, 06:53:58 AMQuo [...]

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson said the call to “’turn of [...]

Why Do We Fine Corporate #Murders But Lock Up Huma [...]

Has Exxon Doomed Our Planet?[embed=640,380] [...]

Automakers Rev Up Green Bonds for Hybrids and Elec [...]

[img]https://thumbs.mic.com/MjY2N2QxYzFmNSMvS1hvTF [...]

Supporters and opponents of Republican presidentia [...]

At Tal Abyad –Akçakale border crossing, in June 20 [...]

Lord Owen at his east London home where the SDP [...]

(Lecture at MEI Conference: The Middle East Peace [...]

  The Scam ContinuesOh look, only half the story.. [...]

Quote from: Eddie on May 17, 2016, 07:01:49 AMI fi [...]

I firmly agree with GO that the smashing of the co [...]

QuoteQuote from: Palloy on May 16, 2016, 11:28:42 [...]

http://www.youtube.com/v/y_aUcPsC7hw [...]

I was trying to buy property in East Austin four o [...]

http://grist.org/cities/austins-african-americans- [...]

Quote from: Eddie on May 26, 2016, 12:47:49 PMQuot [...]

Alternate Perspectives

  • Two Ice Floes
  • Jumping Jack Flash
  • From Filmers to Farmers

by David Cain at Raptitude There was a fascinating piece in The New Yorker recently about a man who, [...]

The concept of Two Ice Floes came about years back when Cog was explaining to me his view of reality [...]

by David Cain at Raptitude.com If people in the far future were to unearth troves of 20th and 21st-c [...]

By Cognitive Dissonance   As is our custom, about once a month Mrs. Cog and I venture out from our h [...]

Alex Pietrowski at Waking Times Big Brother is watching you and he wants you to believe that if you [...]

Event Update For 2016-05-26http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html Th [...]

Event Update For 2016-05-25http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html Th [...]

Event Update For 2016-05-24http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html Th [...]

Event Update For 2016-05-23http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html Th [...]

Event Update For 2016-05-22http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html Th [...]

Austerity and "Grexits" are only going to result in more and more people getting triaged f [...]

Since money is a proxy for energy, energy's limits are putting a damper on credit creation. Cou [...]

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But w [...]

Cities of all sizes are built upon sewage systems based on an array of fossil fuel inputs – and the [...]

Thanks to our fondness for industrial civilization, climate change accelerates unabated. But do we r [...]

Daily Doom Photo

man-watching-tv

Sustainability

  • Peak Surfer
  • SUN
  • Transition Voice

You Too Can Have a Bigger Graph"“We’re gonna need a bigger graph” - Robert Scribbler"We confess to occasionally indulging [...]

Epiconomics 102 : The Sunlight Economy"It is green capitalism, we admit, but the gene expression for capitalism must and will change. [...]

Epiconomics 101: Our Fiscal Genome"Vital public services like health care, education, transportation and communication should be [...]

The Legacy"I am feeling pain for you, Mr. President. We didn’t use to have drone strikes on outdoor resta [...]

Hillarism"The Irish Water crisis, the slow collapse of public health and education, resurgent child pove [...]

Visit SUN on Facebook Here [...]

Click here to visit Sustaining Universal Needs’ YouTube Channel! [...]

Let me take you on a journey through a magical land inhabited by Pagans, Druids, Witches, and Bamboo [...]

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [...]

The author's Dutch grandparents avoided the Holocaust by preparing for the unthinkable while th [...]

Today's destruction of habitat, the Sixth Extinction, poses a grave threat to life on earth. Le [...]

In Northern California's wine country, a controversy is fermenting among farmers. Some don [...]

American drivers may take cheap gas as a sign that there's nothing to worry about with energy o [...]

With winter coming, save money and use fewer fossil fuels by insulating your house. Also, turn down [...]

Top Commentariats

  • Our Finite World
  • Economic Undertow

"Until recently".....what have you done for me lately? Fast Eddy, nice try...maybe the US [...]

When the roving gangs come I hope to have the last functioning disco ball on the planet going round [...]

Amazon's model: Undercut bricks and mortar by selling at a loss or a tiny profit They are able [...]

To be quite honest ... I am a man of modernity ... I have no desire to wake up without being able to [...]

Whew, that was a close one! In 2019, maybe the regulars at this site can contribute to a fund design [...]

New RENEWABLE ENERGY SURVEY.   EU Commentariat opinions welcome!   RE [...]

My thanks to Steve and Mr. Kunstler for the fine discussion. I appreciate Steve's 'it [...]

I NEVER edit out good shit like that on the Collapse Cafe! [...]

RE Economics

Simplifying the Final Countdown

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Bond Market Collapse and the Banning of Cash

Off the microphone of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Do Central Bankers Recognize there is NO GROWTH?

Discuss this article @ the ECONOMICS TABLE inside the...

Singularity of the Dollar

Off the Keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Kurrency Kollapse: To Print or Not To Print?

Off the microphone of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

SWISSIE CAPITULATION!

Off the microphone of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Of Heat Sinks & Debt Sinks: A Thermodynamic View of Money

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Merry Doomy Christmas

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Peak Customers: The Final Liquidation Sale

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666...

Welcome to the Hotel California Mushroom Farm

Off the keyboard of RE Published originally on Reverse...

Collapse Fiction

Useful Links

Technical Journals

Tropical Cyclone (TC) systems affect global ocean heat transport due to mixing of the upper ocean an [...]

In this study, the hourly air temperature differences between City hall (urban) and Okoafo (rural) i [...]

The impact of global climate change on Lebanon’s society, environment, and economy is expected to be [...]

Climate change adds an additional layer of complexity that needs to be considered in business strate [...]