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21. March 2014

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Adventures in Winnipeg

I was invited to Winnipeg by Lama Gerry Kopelow, in part to participate in a retreat at the Dharma Centre he founded. The three-day retreat in early February included a series of meditations, and provided an excellent follow-up to the grief-recovery workshop I attended two weeks earlier. In addition to the retreat, Gerry organized a […]

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18. March 2014

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Mad Hominem: Why Hatred Of The Human Species Is Not Helpful

by Carolyn Baker at Speaking Truth to Power Eventually we will abandon our bunker mentality and understand that the only security comes through giving, opening, and being at the center of a flux of relationships, not taking more and more for self; security comes not from independence but from interdependence. ~Charles Eisenstein, Ascent of Humanity~ […]

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15. March 2014

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22 After

by Mark Thoma and Guy McPherson There was great confusion when the United States fell. Many celebrated as the lights flickered and then blinked out. Most wandered aimlessly, unable to comprehend what had occurred. Shocked at the rapidity with which the stores were stripped bare, the few survivors nonetheless were able to keep their wits […]

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12. March 2014

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Upward Bound: Maintaining Our Collective Clunker

by Eamon Farelly at Pray for Calamity My friend and I joke about techno-optimists. Both of us have wasted enough time on the internet reading the prognostications of self described technocrats, transhumanists, and even optimistic liberals who carry with them and promote a picture of the future that is near utopian in it’s advancements and […]

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9. March 2014

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Reflections on Traditions Cafe

by Bud Nye At a Saturday evening meeting following Guy’s Traditions Cafe presentation in Olympia, Washington, a very bright and thought-full young woman asked with great concern and sadness, “If we are all going to die soon, what is the point?” It strikes me that to ask this question implies also asking, “If we will […]

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4. March 2014

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Presenting in Olympia, Washington

My tour along the coasts of Oregon and Washington was an unqualified success, and I was able to interact directly with several hundred people. Thanks to the eclectic combination of generous people who provided local transportation, housing, food, venues, interviews, and fiat currency for air fare, and especially to Holly for organizing the trip on […]

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1. March 2014

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The Last Stage: Acceptance

by Jonathan DeJong I have been a pretty aware collapsitarian most of my life. I’m 51 and can remember watching films about jungles and oceans and all manner of eco-system topics in elementary school wondering why every film we watched had to end with a warning that if we didn’t watch our step humanity was […]

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26. February 2014

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Thinking About Thinking

by Geoffrey Chia By way of preamble, I begin with an insulting message to Professor McPherson: Dear Guy, I understand some people have called you insane. They are quite right. By the standards of the prevailing establishment you are completely insane. You are as insane as those abolitionists who opposed slavery. You are as insane […]

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23. February 2014

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Emerging Markets & Peripheral Currency Collapse

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Ranting on Near Term Human Extinction Published on the Doomstead Diner on February 15, 2014 Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner The Big Newz on the economic front over the last couple of weeks has been the […]

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20. February 2014

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American Heart Month: Heartbreak And The Happy Heart

by Carolyn Baker I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, “It tastes sweet, does it not?” “You’ve caught me,” grief answered, “and you’ve ruined my business, how can I sell sorrow when you know it’s a blessing?” ~Rumi~ By the time some readers see these words, Valentines Day will have become […]

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