Category Archives: Advice

Plan B: How the rich are prepping for collapse

[ It’s not just individuals but nations that are seeking land to improve their security.   As an example of what a house built by someone rich to last beyond the fossil fuel age is like, I have a description of … Continue reading

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Energy Security: Historical perspectives and Modern challenges. Senate hearing 2009

[ In this hearing former President Carter was brought in by the Senate to help them cope with the energy crisis.  Carter said that no one but the President can educate the public about the energy crisis and  “explain to … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov: How Russians survived the collapse of the Soviet Union

[ A great post by Dmitry Orlov about what collapse may be like, the best strategies to survive, and why the Russian way of life and culture prepared them far better for hard times than will be the case in … Continue reading

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Book list: What to do

There are plenty of survivalist websites, and I’ve certainly thought about how to survive, but I’m madly in love with my techno-optimist husband, so we’re not going to do anything, and I’ll be front row in Oakland California even though … Continue reading

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What we knew about the energy crisis back in 1977

A friend of mine found this yesterday in one of her folders from college.  If seems like even more Americans are ignorant and blindly techno-optimist today than they were 40 years ago.  The last item of how we might proceed … Continue reading

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Charles Hugh Smith: How To Find Shelter From The Coming Storms?

How To Find Shelter From The Coming Storms? by Charles Hugh Smith Some basic suggestions for those who are seeking shelter from the coming storms of global financial crisis and recession. Reader Andy recently wrote: “I look forward to your … Continue reading

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29 Things to Keep in Mind about buying Real Estate

This is an edited down version of 30 Reasons To Get Out Of Real Estate And Into REAL Assets by “Don’t Tread on Me” at businessinsider.com. The shift from paper assets to real assets is driven by money/debt creation. Since … Continue reading

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Disarray by James Howard Kunstler

Feb 21, 2008  DISARRAY  by James Howard Kunstler The dark tunnel that the U.S. economy has entered began to look more and more like a black hole recently, sucking in lives, fortunes, and prospects behind a Potemkin facade of orderly … Continue reading

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Cash is King in a deflation — but there are dangers

Risk 1: Capital controls Restrictions on bank withdrawals (no ATM withdrawals, no bill payments, etc) Restrictions on money market fund redemptions Greater restrictions on retirement fund liquidations Fixing an official exchange rate and criminalizing market rate transactions Banning the conversion … Continue reading

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Why Treasury Bills are likely to be safe for at least a few years

my comment: SHORT-TERM 4-week or 13-week treasury BILLS that is Apr 19, 2012   Ilargi at the automaticearth.com Mauldin: unproductive government debt is killing us. So we either make some big, tough collective decisions, and make them soon; or we come … Continue reading

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