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« Reply #525 on: August 11, 2018, 07:03:32 PM »
Very well said

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« Reply #526 on: August 12, 2018, 02:00:05 AM »


According to the Gods of Google, Mr. Archdruid published his book titled "Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush" in 2012.

The similar sounding title "Get Poor Now and Avoid the Rush", was published in 2010, by someone named Seedy Buckberry (a pseudonym of Paul Gilk.) Just a coincidence, I'm sure, but I think it gets to the point.





To me, the basic line comes from advertising's ubiquitous saying "buy now and avoid the rush".



That's a postcard circa sometime between 1910 and 1920.

The idea of "collapse now and avoid the rush"  is just a humorous epigram that repeats the ideas of the Transition Movement, which has been around since about 2006 or so. 


Yeah 'avoid the rush' is nothing new, but it does look like he ripped it from 'get poor now....'
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« Reply #527 on: August 12, 2018, 04:48:18 AM »


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Re: JMG
« Reply #528 on: August 12, 2018, 07:15:58 AM »


JMG is some kind of collapse narcissist. He is perfectly willing to say in an interview that he came up with this cute little catch-phrase of collapse.....except that many of us have been saying it for 8 years or more. What a megalomaniac.

And doesn't he look distinguished in his faux 19th century drag.

                                 
                                  


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« Reply #529 on: August 12, 2018, 07:37:15 AM »


According to the Gods of Google, Mr. Archdruid published his book titled "Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush" in 2012.

The similar sounding title "Get Poor Now and Avoid the Rush", was published in 2010, by someone named Seedy Buckberry (a pseudonym of Paul Gilk.) Just a coincidence, I'm sure, but I think it gets to the point.





To me, the basic line comes from advertising's ubiquitous saying "buy now and avoid the rush".



That's a postcard circa sometime between 1910 and 1920.

The idea of "collapse now and avoid the rush"  is just a humorous epigram that repeats the ideas of the Transition Movement, which has been around since about 2006 or so. 


Yeah 'avoid the rush' is nothing new, but it does look like he ripped it from 'get poor now....'

I'm not really much of a writer, but the one thing I've discovered from a whole lot of reading is that every cool writer you can name borrowed or stole his act from somebody else. You just have to dig a little to find out who it was.

I thought Jack Kerouac was an original until I discovered Gertrude Stein. 

Hunter Thompson? He was channeling Bukowski, who wasn't even dead yet.

Tom Robbins readily admits for him it was Henry Miller.

The internet makes us all grad students in the English Department of a new kind of university that doesn't even charge tuition, if you think about it. You can write a dissertation and give yourself a few degrees. JMG is doing that, or has done that. Good for him. I think he's a good guy, really. Just not a God of Collapse.
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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/13
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Sverage monthly temperature for July in Phoenix and Philadelphia, 1948-2018. The average monthly temperature for July is rising in both Phoenix and Philadelphia. Data: NOAA. Graphic: The Guardian

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Trump's military parade in Washington now delayed until 2019

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. WASHINGTON — The multimillion-dollar military parade through the nation's capital requested…


Trump’s military parade may cost three times more than first estimate

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Missy Ryan , Reporter Dan Lamothe , Reporter August 16 at 7:18 PM A massive parade that President Trump ordered to showcase American military might this fall will probably cost tens of millions of…


Opinion | A Free Press Needs You

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In 1787, the year the Constitution was born, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote to a friend, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a…


Thanks to their NDAs, Trump officials have no credibility. These clips prove it.

thinkprogress.org - On the heels of former Trump campaign and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman saying she’s heard tape of President Trump using the N-word, Trump’s allies have taken to the cable news networks t…


Donald Trump Is a Dangerous Demagogue. It’s Time for a Crusading Press to Fight Back

theintercept.com - President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images His father, Leopold Ullstein, a Jewish …


New Report Uncovers (Even More) Ethical Issues For Wilbur Ross

[url=http://www.forbes.com]www.forbes.com[/url] - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross addresses the Indo-Pacific Business Forum at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / Getty Images) On May…


The Obliteration of Night: On the Consequences of Electric Light

undark.org - Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. I…


Turkey Just Joined Russia in Liquidating US Treasuries

theantimedia.com - (ZHE) — Last month, when we reported that Russia had liquidated the bulk of its US Treasury holdings in just two months, we said that “we can’t help but wonder – as the Yuan-denominated oil futures w…


Why Are Millions Of Democratic Voters Missing From The Rolls?

[url=http://www.gregpalast.com]www.gregpalast.com[/url] - Despite all the voter drives in the United States, despite kids marching after the Parkland shooting and the subsequent drive to register young voters, despite the massive influx of refugees from Pue…


Analysis | Trump blurts out another Lester Holt moment

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump speaks during an event celebrating the GOP tax cuts. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Aaron Blake Senior reporter August 16 at 8:01 AM It really was the Russia investigation al…


“Rigged Witch Hunt,” Meet Trump’s “Red Wave”

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Donald Trump’s Presidency is often described as a reality-show version of the White House, with Trump himself as the producer, director, and main character. There’s something to the metaphor, of cour…


British and Canadian Governments Accidentally Exposed Passwords and Security Plans to the Entire Internet

theintercept.com - By misconfiguring pages on Trello, a popular project management website, the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada exposed to the entire internet details of software bugs and security plans, a…


Officials: People living illegally in rented storage units

[url=http://www.bostonherald.com]www.bostonherald.com[/url] - The city shut down a Massachusetts Avenue storage facility yesterday, saying people are living in rented units — paying a couple hundred dollars rather than the thousands that actual apartments can c…


If you thought this year was hot, wait until you hear about the global warming 'hiatus' that's about to end | CBC News

[url=http://www.cbc.ca]www.cbc.ca[/url] - The past four years have been the hottest on record, but new research shows the Earth was actually in a global warming "hiatus" that is about to end. And when it does, natural factors are likely to h…


‘Life as we know it’ ends in 2040: Aussie news dig up MIT’s global collapse prediction

‘Life as we know it’ ends in 2040: Aussie news dig up MIT’s global collapse prediction

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - If you trust MIT’s world-renowned expertise, 2040 is when “civilized life as we know it” will come to an end. That’s what researchers from the Institute predicted back in 1973, with the help of a pro…


Before and After Aretha

Aretha Franklin

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Musically, Miss Ree took what she wanted, right from the beginning. “Of all the singers who have forsaken church choir stalls for smoky dens of jazz,” begins an Ebony article from 1964, “few have man…


Relive 7 iconic Aretha Franklin performances, from Obama’s inauguration to ‘Blues Brothers’

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[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Elahe Izadi , Staff writer August 16 at 4:19 PM For six decades, the world had countless opportunities to be stunned by the talent and range of the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who d…


FBI Fires Agent Who Wrote Anti-Trump Texts But Didn’t Leak the Russia Probe

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Trump’s allies in Congress have also sought to portray Strzok as a symbol of an agency hopelessly tainted by bias against Trump. In a public hearing last month, House Judiciary Committee Republicans …


Opinion | Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By William H. McRaven August 16 at 2:44 PM William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid…


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‘Idiocracy’ Come True: Even Pentagon Says Morons Are Inheriting the Earth

observer.com - As a candidate for president of the United States, Donald Trump once proclaimed, ‘I love the poorly educated,’ and that, unlike many of his assertions, may actually be true. Photo by Rick Loomis/Gett…

Fascist Activists Have Spent The Last Year Trying to Win Over Police - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - On 4 August 2018, hundreds of far-right activists with Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys convened in Portland, Oregon. The rally was in support of Senate candidate Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot…

White House drafts more clearance cancellations demanded by Trump

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karen DeYoung , Associate editor/reporter Josh Dawsey , White House reporter August 17 at 7:49 PM The White House has drafted documents revoking the security clearances of current and former offic…

High Trust, High Fear: Inside the Dystopian Hellhole of Trumpism

talkingpointsmemo.com - Yesterday we decided to dig deeper into this matter of Trump White House NDAs. Kellyanne Conway said they all sign them in the Trump White House. Then President Trump confirmed the existence of NDAs …

Furor over revoked security clearance grows as Trump said to threaten more

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Amid mounting criticism after he revoked the former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance, Donald Trump threatened to similarly punish a current official and is reportedly preparing to do th…

GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig , Reporter Devlin Barrett , Reporter Ellen Nakashima , Reporter Josh Dawsey , White House reporter August 17 at 8:43 PM The Justice Department is investigating whether longtime Re…

Erdoğan, Trump, and the Strongman Politics Devastating Turkey’s Economy

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - The usually bustling open market in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul was half full on Sunday. Shop owners had increased their prices twenty per cent over the past two weeks. The cost of a package of …

Rand Paul wants Trump to lift US travel sanctions on some Russian lawmakers

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Paul's request of Trump is also a bit broader. He wants all US lawmakers who are banned from traveling to Russia be allowed to travel there -- in exchange for allowing all Russian lawmakers to travel…

The United States of Monopoly Rule

[url=http://www.juancole.com]www.juancole.com[/url] - (Afterwords) – Five banks control half of all U.S. financial assets, and six conglomerates control 90 percent of our media. Monopolies aren’t merely un-American — they’re virulently anti-American. Th…

Trump eyes Erik Prince plan to privatize U.S. war in Afghanistan

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national sec…

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

[url=http://www.apnews.com]www.apnews.com[/url] - Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct k…

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown

theantimedia.com - “It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable forc…

Google Executives Misled Staff in Meeting on China Censorship. Here Are 13 Questions They Must Answer.

theintercept.com - Google bosses have broken their silence on the company’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China amid mounting internal protests over the project. On Thursday, CEO Sundar Pichai admitted to …

Can You Rewire Your Brain? Maybe. (It's Tricky. Be Careful.)

undark.org - I‘m not the kind of girl who jumps into a strange man’s car and hopes for the best. Especially when a quick Google stalk reveals him to be recovering from an addiction to methamphetamine. But having …

Octogenarian In Topless Box Wine Bust

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - AUGUST 17--A topless 81-year-old woman was drinking from the spout of a box of Franzia Sunset Blush wine yesterday morning when Florida police arrested her for disorderly intoxication, records show. …

Nevada-California desert ‘half empty’ of birds after population collapse

A Costa’s hummingbird perches at Mojave National Preserve in an undated photo. Chelsea Hofmeier

[url=http://www.reviewjournal.com]www.reviewjournal.com[/url] - A Costa’s hummingbird perches at Mojave National Preserve in an undated photo. Chelsea Hofmeier Common ravens, like this one at Death Valley National Park, are one of the only species to see their nu…

World is finally waking up to climate change, says 'hothouse Earth' author

‘If the warming trend caused by greenhouse gas emissions continues, years like 2018 will be the norm in the 2040s, and would be classed as cold by the end of the century.’

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The scorching temperatures and forest fires of this summer’s heatwave have finally stirred the world to face the onrushing threat of global warming, claims the climate scientist behind the recent “ho…

Coastal megacities like Mumbai could face hell with high water

wave on Mumbai seaside promenade

[url=http://www.sciencenews.org]www.sciencenews.org[/url] - And while global sea level projections up to 2050 are considered reliable, the situation beyond midcentury is less clear. Much depends on whether humankind can limit global emissions of carbon dioxid…

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A Saudi War-Crime in Yemen? Analysing the Dahyan Bombing - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - At just after 8:20 in the morning on the 9th of August, a bomb dropped from a Saudi-led Coalition plane struck a busy market area in the center of Dahyan, in Saada Governorate, Yemen. The bomb impact…


McGahn, White House Counsel, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Mr. Trump’s lawyers still had a chance to keep Mr. McGahn’s insider knowledge from the special counsel. By exerting attorney-client privilege, which allows the president to legally withhold informati…


Accusing Trump Adviser of Repeatedly Lying to Investigators, Mueller Asks for Jail Time

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In particular, the document said that during a January 2017 interview with the F.B.I., Mr. Papadopoulos misled agents about his conversations with Joseph Mifsud, a London-based professor who investig…


Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Souad Mekhennet , Reporter Griff Witte , Bureau chief August 17 at 6:27 PM VIENNA — The raids came without warning, surprising even the intelligence operatives whose job is to never be caught off …


Amy Siskind's List Week 92

theweeklylist.org - This week Trump met his match in former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who launched a new book and publicly shared her stories and perspectives on Trump and his regime members. Their feud…


John McCain and the End of Romantic Conservatism

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Something about John McCain brings out the cruelty in Donald Trump. “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said, early in his Presidential campaign. “I like people who weren’t captured.” McCain spent more than…


Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It’s Not the First Time

theintercept.com - In an op-ed for USA Today, titled “Wildfires seem unstoppable, but they can be prevented. Here’s how,” Zinke wrote, “Every year we watch our forests burn, and every year there is a call for action. Y…


How will the universe end?

bigthink.com - One of the furthest reaches of time we dare to predict is the end of the universe. As far as we know this is the end of not only life as we know it but everything that’s ever existed. No more matter,…


Aretha Franklin fought the patriarchy with fashion, her full-figured body and her refusal to conform

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker , Reporter Seung Min Kim , Reporter Robert Costa , Reporter August 18 at 6:14 PM The president of the United States had just lobbed another racially charged insult — this time callin…


Stunning aerial photos of the worst drought in Australia’s living memory

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Kenneth Dickerman Photo Editor August 17 A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-affected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown’s property, located on the outskirts of Walgett, a town in N…


Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting It Down

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - This is the first of a three-part series that examines our growing understanding of the scope and impacts of microplastics pollution. During a research cruise to the Sargasso Sea in fall 1971 marine …


Barging into your home, threatening your family, or making you disappear: Here's what China does to people who speak out against them

xi jinping protesters

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Even when dissidents leave China, they are not safe. Many Chinese expats and exiles have seen family members who remained in China pay the price for their protest. One example is Chinese-Canadian act…


Climate Change Has Doubled the Frequency of Ocean Heatwaves

Climate Change Has Doubled the Frequency of Ocean Heatwaves

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - Ocean heatwaves will become more frequent and extreme as the climate warms, scientists report on August 15 in Nature. These episodes of intense heat could disrupt marine food webs and reshape biodive…


Heart-stopping security news: Hackers can now get into pacemakers

Heart-stopping security news: Hackers can now get into pacemakers

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - A security flaw in a pacemaker made by Medtronic makes it possible for hackers to take control of the device and deliver malware to the computers implanted in someone’s chest. At the recent Black Hat…


Bedbugs plague hits British cities

Cimex lectularius – the common bedbug.

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The UK is facing an exponential increase in bedbug infestation as a result of this summer’s hot weather, which is exacerbating a major problem in densely populated cities, experts are warning. In hig…


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Opinion | Nixon, Clinton and Trump

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - I said on May 22 that I had no prior knowledge of the Watergate operation. In all the testimony, there is not the slightest evidence to the contrary. Not a single witness has testified that I had any…


“Forget Your Son”: Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption

theintercept.com - I practiced my greetings in Guarani several times before approaching Élida Oliveira. Élida, who doesn’t speak Portuguese, had arrived that morning in the town of Amambai, in the state of Mato Grosso …


In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Tameika Lovell, pictured in Queens on May 13, 2017, claims she was racially profiled and inappropriately searched at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (David Wexler) By Susan Ferriss | Center fo…


Shots were reportedly fired at the US embassy in Turkey

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Shots were fired from a passing vehicle at the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Monday, CNN Turk reported. Bullets hit a window at the embassy's security post following the attack which occurred at 5 …


Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday compared the special counsel investigation to McCarthyism, saying Robert Mueller made the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy "look like a baby." The Times reported McGahn…


Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - In an email Kavanaugh wrote, "this may seem technical, but most of us resigned from the Federalist Society before starting work here and are not now members of the Society." Kavanaugh was worried tha…


Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - [Read The Times’s investigation into how Mr. Cohen built a shadowy business empire.] At this late stage of the inquiry, it is still possible that Mr. Cohen may plead guilty rather than face an indict…


Brazil to send troops to Venezuela border

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - Brazil is sending troops and extra police to the border town of Pacaraima where Venezuelan migrant camps were attacked and set ablaze. President Michel Temer held an emergency meeting on Sunday as re…


Geoengineering Could Lead to Lower Crop Yields: New Study

theantimedia.com - A new study has determined that spraying the skies with chemicals to combat global warming will likely come with the unintended side-effect of reducing crop yields. (CR) — Researchers with the Univer…


The Sahara Desert is getting bigger » Yale Climate Connections

[url=http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org]www.yaleclimateconnections.org[/url] - The Sahara Desert covers an area of northern Africa larger than the lower 48 United States. And it’s growing even bigger. Over the past century, rainfall levels have decreased along the southern edge…


Defunct Nuclear Power Plant on California Coast Is a 'Fukushima Waiting to Happen'

theantimedia.com - (ANTIMEDIA) San Onofre, CA — A nuclear power plant in Southern California that was shut down in 2012 continues to leak radioactive material and poses a threat to nearby communities. The aging San Ono…


A dozen monthly wildfires in the Arctic Circle? That's the new reality of climate change

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bigthink.com - In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. It is a fitting visual backdrop to the recently published study led by NASA that concludes that the Arctic carbon cycle …


Michael Cohen's attorney says he's talking to lawyer who brought down Nixon

Lanny Davis pictured. | AP Photo

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - "I wanted to gain from John’s wisdom,” said Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen's attorney, said of his contact with former Nixon White House counsel John Dean. | Joseph Kaczmarek/AP Photo Lanny Davis, an att…


A US Company Is Injecting RFID Microchips Into Employees... and "They Love It"

theantimedia.com - (ZHE) — Wisconsin technology firm Three Square Market has injected 80 employees with their own brand of RFID microchips over the last year, and according to MIT Technology Review, “they love it.” The…


Too few ‘fire bombers’ as Western states burn this summer

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - In California, an airtanker drops retardant while battling the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park on July 21. (Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images) By Jennifer Oldham August 19 at 6:24 PM DENVER — Th…


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Study: your body doesn't know the difference between junk food and drugs

bigthink.com - Junk food and drugs. Sounds like a typical Friday afternoon to me. But according to a 2015 study that is just recently making the rounds, researchers at the University of Michigan have found that you…


Does Elon Musk taking Tesla private signify the next big dot-com crash?

bigthink.com - Tesla CEO Elon Musk, in a recent series of tweets within the last two weeks, has shocked investors and has now drawn the ire of the SEC after clumsily announcing that he intended to take the company …


Only 1% of land borders were drawn before the year 1500

bigthink.com - Borders between countries are inviolable and immutable: that’s the principle which underpins the international order. If changing them is such a big deal, those international borders must be venerabl…


The Sunday Shows Set the Agenda in Trump’s Washington

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In a similar fashion, the White House walked back comments National-Security Adviser John Bolton made on Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday in April, when he advocated using the “Libya model” of den…


Jake Tapper Admits CNN's "Fact Check" on Medicare for All Didn't Include Facts

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - After nearly three days of constant pressure, clear explanations of basic facts, and bit of healthy shaming, CNN‘s Jake Tapper on Sunday finally relented to the sheer force of the evidence and admitt…


Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Mr. Trump’s new statement relied upon a mix of theories, some of which had greater support in Supreme Court precedent than others. For example, in 2015, the court upheld presidents’ constitutional au…


Venezuela’s New Bolivar is Anchored to Cryptocurrency and It Just Went Into Effect

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - The monetary measures announced by the Venezuelan government, as part of the Recovery, Growth and Economic Prosperity Program, went into effect Monday, as the circulation of the Sovereign Bolivar beg…


Archaeologists discover 3,200-year-old cheese in ancient Egyptian tomb

bigthink.com - A team of archaeologists has discovered 3,200-year-old cheese after analyzing artifacts found in an ancient Egyptian tomb. It could be the oldest known cheese sample in the world. The tomb that held …


Exoplanet survey: 1400 more planets with water found orbiting other stars. That's huge.

bigthink.com - Do atmospheres of steam, with oceans of liquid water, and ice-encrusted rocks sound like the kind of planet you’d expect anywhere but here? Turns out, after scientists studied 4000 known exoplanets (…


Now we're back to breakfast being important

bigthink.com - robert-sapolsky-why-you-dont-have-free-will-your-breakfast-food-biology-and-culture Over the last couple of years, we’ve become so focused on the proclaimed “optimal fat burning” during intermittent …


Opinion | America is slouching toward autocracy

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By E.J. Dionne Jr. Columnist August 19 at 7:13 PM In their book, “How Democracies Die,” political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt write: “How do elected authoritarians shatter the democ…


Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth

[url=http://www.truthdig.com]www.truthdig.com[/url] - The spectacular rise of human civilization—its agrarian societies, cities, states, empires and industrial and technological advances ranging from irrigation and the use of metals to nuclear fusion—to…


Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia

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washingtonsblog.com - On August 20th, Gallup headlined “More in U.S. Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions for Russia” and reported that, “Americans believe it is more important to try to continue efforts to improve relations be…


Exclusive: Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing—Even in Winter

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[url=http://www.nationalgeographic.com]www.nationalgeographic.com[/url] - Nikita Zimov was teaching students to do ecological fieldwork in northern Siberia when he stumbled on a disturbing clue that the frozen land might be thawing far faster than expected. Zimov, like his…


That Massive Black Sarcophagus Contained 3 Inscriptions. Here's What They Mean.

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - Three drawings, incised on three sheets of gold, have been discovered in a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, Egypt. One expert, not involved with the research, told Live Science that o…


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« Reply #539 on: August 22, 2018, 02:53:05 AM »
Guilty, guilty, and gonna be guilty.

Doomstead Diner Daily August 22


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Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - But prosecutors also reported for the first time that A.M.I. was intimately involved in the arrangement with Ms. Clifford. The tabloid connected Mr. Cohen with the lawyer who had negotiated the McDou…


Paul Manafort, Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman, Guilty of 8 Charges

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In his summation on Wednesday, Greg D. Andres, the lead prosecutor, told the jurors that the essence of the scheme was not complicated. “Mr. Manafort lied to keep more money when he had it, and lied …


Republican Lawmaker Duncan Hunter Indicted for Corruption

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Duncan Hunter, a Republican congressman in California, and his wife were indicted for using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and for filing false campaign records. The Hunters illegally us…


Do people with a high IQ age more slowly?

digest.bps.org.uk - Take a moment to consider how old you feel. Not your actual, biological age – but your own subjective feelings. Abundant research during the past few decades has shown that this “subjective age” can …


Senators push for new laws after a Russian oligarch bought Maryland’s elections vendor

bigthink.com - In July, the FBI alerted Maryland officials that a digital company that provides election services in the state had been purchased by a parent company connected to a Russian oligarch who’s reportedly…


Trump's tariff costs: Here's a list of what is going to be more expensive

bigthink.com/

bigthink.com - Do you wear hats? Or own a lamp? Well, say goodbye (or perhaps more accurately: 再见) to them, as in late September there will be a 25% increase in prices thanks to President Trump's peculiar fixation …


Will Shareholders Lose the Right to Sue Over Corporate Fraud?

theintercept.com - James Kacouris’ timing couldn’t have been worse. Just 24 hours after he purchased 140 shares of Facebook, the company’s share price plummeted 18.96 percent in the biggest one-day stock loss in U.S. m…


Elizabeth Warren Unveils Radical Anti-Corruption Platform

theintercept.com - Under current law, foreign agents must register and disclose any contacts with government officials — they would now be banned and under Warren’s law, all lobbyists would have to do what foreign agen…


Scientists can convert A & B blood types into type O

bigthink.com - Scientists may have found a reliable way to use a bacterial enzyme to convert any type of blood into type O, which is compatible with nearly everyone. At the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of th…


Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingl…


Trump adviser Larry Kudlow hosted publisher of white nationalists at his home

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Robert Costa , Reporter August 21 at 6:39 PM The publisher of a website that serves as a platform for white nationalism was a guest last weekend at the home of President Trump’s top economic advis…


Medicare for All Fact Check From Hell Persists as Sanders Rebukes CNN for Putting 'Blind Faith' in Right-Wing Economist

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks on healthcare as Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) listen during an event September 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Editor's note

The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.
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"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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