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The Coming Cultural Shift

Hey all --

Below is a link to a fine piece (IMO) from alt-market.com -- it discusses 7 things that indicate a culture in decline or the throes of painful change.   The US shows signs of all seven.  The OWS movement is I believe a reaction to these symptoms of decline.  So, for that matter, was the original Tea Party movement.  A number of these issues get discussed here at CM.com.  

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Convincing Family and Friends - Fear of Change - An Email Thread

I have attached an email thread between me, one of my best friends, and my girl friend.  It gives insight into the challenges associated with breaking through the bias and fears that prevent humans from considering that the circumstances around their life will never change.  It's important we get good at this if we want to help people we care about.  Any thoughts or similar stories would be welcomed.  Thanks!

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Observations on apocalypse

I have just discovered this new website, and frankly everyone should read its contents......

Mike

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Why personal change does not equal political change

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/4801

Forget Shorter Showers

Why personal change does not equal political change

Published in the July/August 2009 issue of Orion magazine

by Derrick Jensen

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Healing or Stealing?


I just received this by email.  Paul Hawken is one of my favorite Earthlings, and I thought I'd share this speech with my American friends...

Mike

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What is your POSITIVE vision for the future?

"In every challenge lies the seed of opportunity."

Most of us who've been around this site for a while are well aware of the reasons to be concerned about our future.  Peak oil, climate change, resource depletion and economic instability collectively present perhaps the greatest threat ever faced by human civilization.

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The last five years already completely unlike the previous 20 years!

The tag line to CM's "Crash Course" is "The Next Twenty Years Are Going To Be Completely Unlike The Last", and no doubt he is right.

Watch this video and you'll see that the last 5 years were already unlike the previous 20!

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The End of the World as Advertised

President's Day

 
A creepy feeling ushers in President's Day this year as the
suspicion grows that nobody in charge of anything knows what what to do
next. The usual yin-yang consensus has solidified in congress along
party lines, both equally idiotic. In the White House, Mr. Obama is
under excruciating pressure to "do something" as systems unravel and
economies augur into darkness.

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Tales from the Crypt - personal anecdotes on the economic big sleep

This thread is intended to provide a starting point for some of our personal observations of how this crisis is playing out in the lives of real people.  The hope is we may glean a new fact, make a connection, or at least release some stress by "venting" about what is happening around us and to us.  I'll begin with an experience I had last night:

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Hot off the projector - new AGW data

Hot off the projector #3: Atmospheric CO2 to 800 kyr ago

Just
a few minutes ago Chappellaz et al presented the deepest dregs of
greenhouse gas concentration data from the EPICA ice core in
Antarctica, extending the data back to 800,000 years ago.