Sunday, 30 November 2008


Been enjoying these Kunstler podcasts lately:

Always amusing, particularly enjoyed his sardonic take on the financial crisis:

Also interesting is the C-Realm Podcast, just listened to this great interview with Greer about the 'Long Descent':

Some other interviews about permaculture with the author of "Gaia's Garden", Toby Hemenway. I've been reading some great articles on his site.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Ugly Overload: Louse Tongue

Some comic relief here! I love this site, always a good laugh.
I imagine that when spotted rosesnappers go out on dates, one of the first things they ask each other--certainly before the first kiss--is if they have a sea louse tongue. That might be a deal breaker for some.
Only click this if you're in a gross mood:
Ugly Overload: Louse Tongue

Already cost more than World War 2!

... and over $14K for every person in America.

Financial Crisis Tab Already In The Trillions | Chris Martenson

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Worse Than the Great Depression

Some cheery news here from Stephen Lendman at Global Research. I can't even comprehend a lot of it, but there are some good lines -
"What's known in the shorter term is what Michel Chossudovsky observes: "The financial crisis is deepening, with the risk of seriously disrupting the system of international payments. (This time) is far more serious than the Great Depression. All major sectors of the global economy are affected (and TARP and related schemes are) not a 'solution' to the crisis but the 'cause' of further collapse" - by design."
Worse Than the Great Depression?

Sunday, 16 November 2008

The Five Stages of Collapse - Presentation from Fifth Annual Community Solutions Conference

Dmitry Orlov in fine form giving the keynote speech at the Community Solutions Conference - he compares the collapse of the USSR with the present state of the U.S. and its likely outcome:

The Five Stages of Collapse
(Slideshow + speech notes)

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


A journey to Brazil for the 8th International Permaculture Convergence reveals an ecological design strategy that is helping to free Latin American farmers from the corporate noose around their necks; the same noose threatening the world with climate chaos.

Peak oil gets a mention too!

Also, came across this blog- Lame name, top site - lots more ineresting videos:

Saturday, 8 November 2008


I'm sure he'll put a friendlier spin on things than McCain would have managed, and even promises fractionally more moderate policies. Unfortunately I think he may prove to be the new Tony Blair. My only hope is the US economy will be so completely broke they won't be able to afford to commit genocide in the manner to which they've become accustomed. Glad I don't live anywhere the US/UK bomb in the name of 'freedom'. Did you know they actually made a 'freedom' model US army issue knife? They were going to call it "Operation Iraqi Liberation" till they realised that spelt "OIL."

Checkout Pilger's excellent writing on Obama in New Statesman magazine:

New Statesman - Obama is a truly Democratic expansionist

Also, well recommend John Greer's "Long Descent", I've really been appreciating his wider perspective when keeping up on current affairs recently. Less sober but entertaining in a dark way is Dmitry Orlov's "Reinventing Collapse."