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« on: August 14, 2012, 12:05:49 AM »

I thought I started a Topic with this title before, but I guess I never did.  I just mentioned in on of my posts in another thread I was starting a Library of Collapse related documents once Peter got the Media area up and running.

Anyhow, in addition to the David Korowicz Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse pdf, I just added another of his papers from 2010 called Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production which is another very comprehensive paper overall, this one focused on the dynamics of the collapsing energy supply.

Together, if you ever want to Slam Dunk a Cornucopian these two papers provide all the Ammo you will ever need in an argument.  :icon_mrgreen: Also, if you want to introduce the more intelligent people you know to the concepts of systemic collapse, if you print out these two documents and hand them over to them, this should bring just about anyone Up to Speed without having to read all the longer Books out there, from Tainter to Heinberg to Orlov etc, etc, etc.

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I got both papers from the FEASTA website, which I also just added to our Blogroll.  Quite a lot of good information available on that site.

I encourage Diners to add any longer documents they run across with important information in them for collapse researchers to review.  Particularly important for bringing Newby diners up to speed.

Unfortunately there are some Size Limitations on these files which I have not been able to figure out how to increase.  pdfs in this size range fit easily though.

Far as storing longer videos goes, for that I mainly suggest you store them on YouTube.  Uses up Bandwidth here on our server if they are stored here when people watch them. Anyhow, most Videos you would pull as Reference are already on You Tube.

Add the Videos in here inside the Diner Library thread.  Following this post, I will add the Dust Bowl Documentary I plastered through two other threads here today already.  :icon_mrgreen:  Try to make good Editorial Decisions on what Videos you add to this thread, I don't want it to get too cluttered.  Only drop in really content rich stuff that pertains to the Collapse.  If in my Infinite Wisdom I don't think something you drop in here is WORTHY, I'll move it out of the thread to...somewhere.  LOL.

Also, each time you drop a New File into the Library itself, note it here with the BBcode Link as I did above in a new post.  If we get a lot of these at some point, I will create an Index Post here and paste them into that post as they come in, then I will delete your To be Filed Post.  RE the Librarian:icon_mrgreen:


All that being said, WELCOME to the NEW Doomstead Diner Library!

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Diner Library: Dustbowl Documentary from the 1950s
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 01:02:30 AM »
Posted in a couple of other threads.  This is a MUST WATCH Video!  Currently also the Feature Video on the Diner Blog (8/14/2012).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CM3ZHMBhP2k" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/CM3ZHMBhP2k</a>

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Diner Library: Damon Vrabel
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 01:25:58 AM »
Possibly the best analysis ever done of how the Banking Cartel overtook the FSofA, and then the World as a whole.  By the incomparable Damon Vrabel.

Renaissance 2.0 Financial Empire
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/96c2wXcNA7A" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/96c2wXcNA7A</a>

Debunking Money: The Way the World Really Works
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/7_yh4-Zi92Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/7_yh4-Zi92Q</a>
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Diner Library: Albert Bartlett
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 02:00:43 AM »
Albert explains the Exponential Function.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/e_VpyoAXpA8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/e_VpyoAXpA8</a>

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Diner Library: Richard Duncan
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 02:12:49 AM »
Richard isn't the world's Best Lecturer, but the Olduvai theory is one of the best ones out there.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/LWCQ9MDxOaw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/LWCQ9MDxOaw</a>
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Diner Library: Richard Heinberg
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 02:36:38 AM »
Instead of posting this other Doomer Richard's lectures, I'm posting the Animated Vids his Post Carbon Institute has produced.  This is good for folks who aren't too cool with sitting down to READ the 50  page pdfs or the 500  page Books, or even watching 1  hour Lecturing.  Most of it contained here in about 30 min total of Cartoons.  Love the choice of the Scottish Girl doing the Narration also.  :icon_mrgreen:

Part I
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/61Yp0npCbo0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/61Yp0npCbo0</a>

Part II
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZZmGZ5jqeBo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZZmGZ5jqeBo</a>

Part III
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DVRk8CUiUKQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/DVRk8CUiUKQ</a>
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Re: Diner Library : Electric Fence
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 08:06:33 PM »
Just a poem I wish to place in the Diner's Library.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

                          Electric Fence
Tom Healy

A teacher once told me
that my girlish voice
registered about
as strong a jolt
as a needle prick
on the side of a barn.
Current that
carried no heaviness,
a thrum as thin
and ordinary
as the single-strand
electric fence
it was my job to string
around the pasture
each March, and that
my father said I
did piss-poorly.
But it was a fence.
And I took some
satisfaction
in the mild wince,
the shudder of surprise
when heifers ran out
in the spring mud
and dumb-muscled their heads
through to what
they thought would be
greener grass, greener grass,
not knowing the old joke
about the farmer
who’s asked for directions
and scratching
his head says
you can’t really get
anywhere from here.
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Re: Diner Library: We are Birds in Migration
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 09:16:38 PM »
Another for the Poetry shelf of the library

         We are birds in migration
Elena Shvarts

Translated from the Russian by Stephanie Sandler


We are birds in migration from this world to that.
(That sounds coarse, like the German Tod.)
And when our hour is announced‚
When our season nears its end‚
A true compass awakens inside us
And shows the world’s fifth point.
Invisible wings flutter nervously
And the inner gaze slowly turns
In bitter longing‚ as if prophetic‚
Toward the garden it knows: it
Sees miracles‚ and longing
Lengthens‚ doubled‚ as
The caravans fly off.
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Re: Diner Library: We are Birds in Migration
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 05:27:31 AM »
Another for the Poetry shelf of the library

         We are birds in migration
Elena Shvarts

Translated from the Russian by Stephanie Sandler


We are birds in migration from this world to that.
(That sounds coarse, like the German Tod.)
And when our hour is announced‚
When our season nears its end‚
A true compass awakens inside us
And shows the world’s fifth point.
Invisible wings flutter nervously
And the inner gaze slowly turns
In bitter longing‚ as if prophetic‚
Toward the garden it knows: it
Sees miracles‚ and longing
Lengthens‚ doubled‚ as
The caravans fly off.

GO, this one is for you.

Interesting synchronicity-- my niece posted this on her wall this morning.

<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=58291553" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=58291553</a>
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: Diner Library
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 05:41:05 AM »
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GO, this one is for you.

Interesting synchronicity-- my niece posted this on her wall this morning.

Thank's Surly, Absolutely beautiful! What a great way to start the day.

Amazed at the coincidence, found the posted poem at about the same time while just drifting about the net.
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Re: Diner Library: The Coast of Apples
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 07:56:44 AM »
For the Diner poetry shelf.

The Coast of Apples
Lee Upton

I would fly to the coast of apples.
            —Euripides, translated by Frederick Morgan



When I flew to the coast of ghosts,
there, on the white branch, sat Euripides.
At once, I tried to peel the skin

off my own anxiety. Euripides,
I said, you with the glorious name,
what do you want with apples

now? Flying, I can understand.
Although there are problems enough.
I’ve flown every month

for a year. Too often my flight was detoured
to the coast of bullets, the coast of salt,
the coast of abandoned tires—

which is not much better than flying
to the coast of thistles
but preferable to the coast of briars

next to the coast of radioactive waste.
At last when I stopped talking
Euripides peered down and said to me:

I bet the wings were the hardest part.
That, and the rest of the horse.
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Re: Diner Library
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 08:43:10 AM »
GO, extraordinary.    :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:
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Re: Diner Library
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 09:11:22 AM »
GO, extraordinary.    :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:

Yes Surly, Struck me the same way. What a gift some have with the written word.
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Re: Diner Library
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 12:02:36 PM »
extremely nice poem, GO. since we have a history of reading things differently i'm curious to hear what this poem is saying to you in general and also in relation, if any, to your feelings regarding the foxstead. TIA.

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Re: Diner Library
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 07:35:33 AM »
extremely nice poem, GO. since we have a history of reading things differently i'm curious to hear what this poem is saying to you in general and also in relation, if any, to your feelings regarding the foxstead. TIA.

Yes, I was captured immediately by it's beauty and the visual images it produced from the recesses of my brain.

As far as interpretation and relation to the project, my desire is to pass.

Due to the responses of my prior posts on the topic, it is my intention to follow the wisdom of Surly in his apt example of his discourse with his daughter and refrain from commenting again on the topic.

Having seen the error of my trying to advise youth  to think like the old, an impossible task, my current status has changed to a reader only on the topic.

Glad you liked the poem Ben, so happy, and grateful,  it found it's way to me. 
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