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Off the keyboard of RE Discuss this article at the Energy Table inside the Diner Back in the 1990s, Richard Duncan proposed the “Olduvai Theory”, which put a timeline on the lifespan of Industrialized civilization based on available per capita energy. It is built on the work of M. King Hubbert, who first projected out when we would reach “Peak Oil” production based on depletion rates versus new discoveries. As we move a...
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« Reply #76 on: Today at 02:47:31 AM »
I could not let this one pass without saying RE, you can add me and my family to the list of people you “have” saved.Our family moved down here to Tasmania years ago, just looking for a better lifestyle.I didn’t like our modern life , but i certainly could not of been classed as being switched on at that time. We were definately heading in the right direction . Slowly trying to become self sufficient , one small step at a time.Yet i still could not see the world for what it is.Then i came to the Diner, i admit originaly due to Peter’s hydroponics posts .But it was your economic and political articles that kept me here reading and helping me to join the dots. I am not sure if it a case of “It will be different here” syndrome, but i think given a few more years to set up things.We might just make it and if we do your name sure will be mentioned around a camp fire one night as one of the reasons we did.
« Reply #29 on: Today at 09:18:37 AM
What brings me here each day, and makes me a willing participant, if not as indefatigable as I once was, is RE’s motto, “Save as many as you can.” Not every post leverages that. But I have to think that this site, as a body of work, ranging from spirituality to survivalism to economics to psychopathology, edges us to a better sense of well being as a result of our work as a group. If you show up every day and read, and participate, you end up knowing things you may not have known before.
And of all the tools that protect us against the Great Uncertainty looming, knowledge shared is probably the best vector to enable us to “Save as many as you can.”- Surly
|Calculus of Starvation…Man, if it looks like a Dead Fish; if it smells like a Dead Fish, it IS a Dead Fish. People definitely did starve during the Great Depression, but no records were ever published on how many it actually was. At a certain point the MSM just ignored it. It would not have played very well against FDRs Fireside Chats preaching Hope and “the only thing we have to Fear is Fear itself”. Sound familiar? Goobermint Hopium….|
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