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James Howard Kunstler
  Christmas Story 
For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays These are the long, dark hours when cis-hetero white patriarchs sit by the hearth chewing over their regrets for the fading year and expectations for the year waiting to be born. I confess, I like Christmas a lot, Hebrew that I am, perhaps the musical and sensual trappings more than the virgin birth business. Something in my mixed Teutonic blood stirs to the paganism of blazing Yule logs, fragrant fir trees, rousing carols, and snow on snow on snow
Monday, December 25, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
James Howard Kunstler: Bitcoin has replaced gold as the alarm
Social critic and novelist James Howard Kunstler writes today that as the cycle of money creation by central banks seems to be winding down, the tax-cutting legislation in Congress is meant to keep pumping money into equities and bonds to avoid a worldwide financial collapse. Kunstler adds that with its exploding price bitcoin is doing the job gold used to do (though he doesn't address why gold is no longer doing that job) -- sounding the alarm that something is terribly wrong in the world finan
Monday, December 11, 2017
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
What if some like-minded people on ZeroHedge decided to create a new community
“Community is not something you have, like pizza. Nor is it something you can buy. It's a living organism based on a web of interdependencies- which is to say, a local economy. It expresses itself physically as connectedness, as buildings actively relating to each other, and to whatever public space exists, be it the street, or the courthouse or the village green.”  -James Howard KunstlerThe Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape I have mentioned before that
Saturday, September 30, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
KunstlerCast 292 — Conversation With Author and Ecologist David Orr… Plus Extra Bonus Podcast! JHK and the S-Town Podcast David W. Orr is Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and senior adviser to the president of Oberlin College. He is a founding editor of the journal Solutions, and serves as the executive director of the Oberlin Project, a collaborative effort of the city of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of Oberlin. Orr is the
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Critically High U.S. Silver Supply Reliance In Jeopardy When Paper Markets Crack
The U.S. silver supply will likely be in jeopardy in the future when the highly inflated paper markets finally crack.  This is not a matter of if, but WHEN.  If we consider the top two precious metals and copper, silver has the highest net import reliance as a percentage of domestic consumption.According to the data put out by the USGS – U.S. Geological Survey, and the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, the United States silver net import reliance as a percentage of total consumption, was 72%, versus
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Chris Martenson
We Risk Being Collateral Damage In The Neocon Lust For War
The winds of change are now swirling so rapidly that it's hard to make sense of what’s happening. And adding to the confusion is an all-out effort by the establishment to convince the masses that, despite the multiplying signs of instability, "everything is fine". The deceptions surrounding us are now constant and impossible to avoid. How much longer will it take until a critical mass of the populace starts to see through the delusion? The stock and bond markets are rigged by central banks and t
Friday, October 28, 2016
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
  WARNING: The Coming Collapse Of US Net Worth Will Wipe Out Millions Of Americans 
As the Financial Circus continues today, pushing down the precious metals prices, millions of Americans are going to get wiped out when the collapse of U.S. net worth begins in earnest.  Anyone with a tad bit of common sense realizes these financial markets today are totally disconnected from reality. With new stories of 40 million Russians to take part in “Nuclear Disaster” drill, the Philippine President telling President Obama “To Go To Hell”, he’s buying weapons from Russia, U.S. Suspends D
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Andy Sutton
A New Mission
A sabbatical is usually a good thing as it gives a nice opportunity to take a step back, assess, reassess, and potentially relax. I’ve enjoyed the past few months away as I took time to do the above and also to try to impart a little common sense and perhaps some wisdom on the up and coming generation regarding economics, the study thereof, and more importantly, the dire consequences of failing to recognize and follow basic economic laws.  So I return, and in many ways, things are not much diffe
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
Would fate permit it, the election of Hillary Clinton will be the supreme and perhaps terminal act in an Anything-Goes-And-Nothing-Matters society. Yet, even with the fabulous luck of running against a consummate political oaf, she struggles to get the upper hand, and she may land in the White House with the lowest voter turnout in modern history. And then her reward in office may be to dodge indictment for four years while the nation crumbles
Monday, August 29, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
Let the Games Begin! 
Hot air balloons may be crashing in Texas, but in Philadelphia last week sainted Hillary, draped in spotless white privilege robes, floated through the glassiest ceiling of all on mighty gusts of saccharine gas. The good wife… the good mother… tireless fighter for the rainbow outcasts and gender martyrs of this patriarch-plagued republic, she pledged both continuity and change to the credulous faithful as history yanked her above the gurgling ces
Monday, August 1, 2016
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s more commonly referred to, is used to stimulate the production of oil and gas from unconventional oil and gas deposits - shales, coalbeds, and tight sands. These types of deposits need to be stimulated because they have a lower permeability than conventional reservoirs and require the additional stimulation for production. Hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well then injecting it with a slurry of water, chemical additives and proppants. Wells a
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fracking: Serious Environmental Concerns
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking” is a technique used to extract oil and natural gas from wells. Fracking refers to how rock is fractured apart by a high pressure mixture of water, chemicals, and sand. The process is controversial. Proponents say fracking is safe, but concerns abound. What follows is a guest post by Richard (Rick) Mills at “Ahead of the Herd” on the environmental concerns of fracking. Hydraulic Fracturing by Richard Mills Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as i
Monday, June 20, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
  Nausea rising 
Considering that the 2016 election looks like a Dark Age puppet show - ” Pantalone and La Signora smacking each other with dildos - we forget this spectacle is serious. Rather large matters are at stake, such as the continuity of governance, the legitimacy of the two major political parties, the credibility of our financial arrangements, perhaps even the durability of the nation as a united polity.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
  The Awful Lull 
Spring unfolds at last in all its loveliness and Hillary sits back in repose like the matriarch of toads with a clear path to her toadstool throne, having swallowed the mouse-king Sanders. (She forgets that there are millions more mice under the thatched grass, including new mouse-kings awaiting.) And Trump with his bullfrog smile now casts his baleful eye on the two remaining gnats circling his lily pad. Yes, this magical week when the world bur
Monday, April 25, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
  The Elephant Cometh 
The elephant’s not even in the room, which is why the 2016 election campaign is such a soap opera. The elephant outside the room is named Discontinuity. That’s perhaps an intimidating word, but it is exactly what the USA is in for. It means that a lot of familiar things come to an end, stop, don’t work the way they are supposed to — beginning, manifestly, with the election process now underway in all its unprecedented bizarreness. One reason it’s
Monday, April 18, 2016
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
De-carbonizing Our Energy Sector
Nuclear energy currently provides around 11 percent of the world's electricity. China, the European Union, the United States, India, Russia, South Korea, and other nations’ have major existing fleets.  The World has hundreds of units under construction and proposed.  And, existing reactors which have reached their original estimated operating lives are being relicensed.  These factors, together with recent limited investment in new uranium exploration and development, might be good indicators of
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
  Mistakes Were Made 
Beyond the Kubler-Ross maelstrom of denial, anger, depression, etc., besetting this spavined republic, lies the actual grief provoking it all — especially the shocking loss of national purpose embodied by the muppets and puppets onstage nightly vying to bring out the worst in us in an election season far from just silly. Judging from their demeanor in the so-called debates, the candidates seem not only sick of their opponents but of themselves, a
Monday, March 7, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
  Going Full Whig 
Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Hillary’s dumb riposte to Trump’s dumb slogan — make America great again! — was “…America never stopped being great.” I guess she’s been traveling around the strip-mall wastelands of Carolina failing to notice the carnage that lays upon this land like a mortal scrofula. America has been committing suicide by bad choices for decades. We took the collateral winnings of World War II and poured it into a suburban sprawl alt-universe so depressing tha
Monday, February 29, 2016
James Howard Kunstler
  Good Little Maoists 
S ometimes societies just go batshit crazy. For ten years, 1966 to 1976, China slid into the chaotic maw of Mao Zedong’s “cultural revolution.” A youth army called the Red Guard was given license to terrorize authorities all over the nation — teachers, scientists, government officials, really just about anyone in charge of anything. They destroyed lives and families and killed quite a few of their victims. They paralyzed the country with their persecutions against “bourgeois elements” and “capit
Monday, November 2, 2015
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
CONDITION RED: The Financial System Is Now Out Of Control
The global financial system is now getting out of control.  While the clowns on the financial networks continue to regurgitate the same bullish propaganda, “that everything will be fine”, quite the opposite is the case.  The system is so broken and the leverage propping it up is so extreme, the result will be the largest financial and economic calamity the world has ever seen. To get an idea just how broken the system has become, here is the Dow Jones chart of Monday’s trading activity from Zero
Wednesday, August 26, 2015