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Attention Bostonians: Boston Magazine Would Like to Interview You

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 8:48 AM

A noted journalist working for Boston Magazine will be profiling me and my work in a full-feature piece.  This will be the largest and most prominent feature yet done on myself and my work.

The article will focus on the changes we've made since researching the Crash Course.  Part of the larger context of the piece will include input from readers and viewers of my work who have made changes in their own lives because of the Crash Course and my writings.

We've got some excellent people lined up from outside the Boston area, but the magazine is especially interested in hearing from people in Boston and the surrounding areas.

We are looking for readers from the Boston area who would be interested in participating in the article and who are willing to be quoted (name and town included).  People who have taken definitive actions to make their lives more resilient are especially encouraged to participate.  This is a chance to tell your story and help contribute to making the idea of being personally responsible for the future become more of a mainstream concept.

If interested, please contact Megan Walsh, who will put you in contact with the journalist over the phone.

While we can't promise that everyone will get a chance to speak with the writer, we are hoping to get a wide, diverse sampling of voices as part of the piece.

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While I  would like to participate, Chris, there are a number of factors that make this impossible, unfortunately. Perhaps I'll see some local people who are able to participate and follow up with them.

I hope the article turns out well for you and Becca.

 

SG

 

 

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Congratulations, Chris; that's great news!!  I hope you are able to get plenty of CM Bostonians to contribute to the piece!

-pinecarr

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Super stuff!

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Excellent news!  Congrats Dr. Chris & Becca!

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I'm about 45 minutes south of Boston, but I'm up for it if they are interested. I have a lot of things happening around here because of Chris............A LOT!

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The Crash Course was smashing brilliant and incredible. I loved it and my wife loved it and we are thoroughly convinced of the dangers facing our civlization. You gained a high level of respect. After watching it a year ago, I was eager to learn more and do more and find out more about what I could do to help society and to help my family. But the next steps after the Crash Course - I feel like I'm floundering and increasingly concerned reading about all the financial troubles going on - while others with money get direction and analysis on what to do next by subscribing to your service.

I feel like, after the Crash Course, anyone who wants to know more about concrete steps to take now has to pay money - and quite a bit at that for people like me who have limited resources. It feels harsh. Again the haves and the have-nots.

 

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Poet wrote:

The Crash Course was smashing brilliant and incredible. I loved it and my wife loved it and we are thoroughly convinced of the dangers facing our civlization. You gained a high level of respect. After watching it a year ago, I was eager to learn more and do more and find out more about what I could do to help society and to help my family. But the next steps after the Crash Course - I feel like I'm floundering and increasingly concerned reading about all the financial troubles going on - while others with money get direction and analysis on what to do next by subscribing to your service.

I feel like, after the Crash Course, anyone who wants to know more about concrete steps to take now has to pay money - and quite a bit at that for people like me who have limited resources. It feels harsh. Again the haves and the have-nots.

Hey Poet -- welcome to the message board community!

There is a truly awesome amount of "what-to-do-next" information in the public message areas -- all free.  Use the search box at the upper right hand of the home page to look for information you might find useful.  

Here is a link to a thread that contains links to most of the existing preparation-oriented threads:

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/consolidated-list-links-existing-pre...

Pose questions on message threads that are of interest to you.  There are oodles of very sharp folks here, and they are generally glad to help.

And a full-on paid membership comes out to about a dollar a day.  Cheaper than a cuppa java...

Viva -- Sager

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Poet wrote:

The Crash Course was smashing brilliant and incredible. I loved it and my wife loved it and we are thoroughly convinced of the dangers facing our civlization. You gained a high level of respect. After watching it a year ago, I was eager to learn more and do more and find out more about what I could do to help society and to help my family. But the next steps after the Crash Course - I feel like I'm floundering and increasingly concerned reading about all the financial troubles going on - while others with money get direction and analysis on what to do next by subscribing to your service.

I feel like, after the Crash Course, anyone who wants to know more about concrete steps to take now has to pay money - and quite a bit at that for people like me who have limited resources. It feels harsh. Again the haves and the have-nots.

Well, let me test a couple of things out here. 

First, there's an awful lot here on the site that's already free, beginning with the Crash Course the most incredible and best work of my life which I gave you and your wife and the world free because that was the right thing to do.  I could have kept it for myself and made a lot of money off of it in the hedge fund circuit but I didn't, so, to be honest, I bridle just a little bit at the suggestion that I am somehow not doing enough for you by not giving enough away. 

Second, this site is comprised of many volunteers ranging from moderators to people who spend valuable time sharing freely what they know on topics as diverse as Permaculture to Finance to Security.  Perhaps their efforts have been inadvertently slighted here as well.

Third, the cost of a subscription is less than a dollar a day for which you will receive my personal and constant vigilance over market events, and access to my experiences and original thinking.  I am an information scout and I pride myself on delivering a very unique newsletter service which is never a cookie-cutter recitation easily replicated by someone with a mere familiarity with charts and news.  I put hard thought into delivering original content that will make you think and stretch the boundaries of what you know and then take the time to write it well.  Trust me, it's hard work.  The tuition for such quality in an academic setting will set you back tens if not hundreds of dollars a day.

If you can honestly tell me that you have pared your budget back to the point that there's nowhere you could save less than a dollar a day - no coffee to go to cut, no regular subscriptions of any sort, no meals eaten out, no reasonably new computer from which to post internet comments, no frills left to cut - then I am sympathetic. 

But if you have any of these things in your life but are simply suggesting I should make my highly specialized and skilled services available to you for free because you don't feel like cutting back on any of your other perks, you are telling me that you simply don't prioritize my offerings as highly as you do your coffee to go. 

And that's totally fine, that's your prerogative, but I simply cannot make the jump from there to the idea that I am waging a harsh form of class warfare by not offering all of my waking hours to the world for free and eating the operational costs of running a major website.

But I'll take it as a compliment that you see this site and my work as running so smoothly that you missed the intense effort required to make it so.

Thanks!

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Amazing how some folks think that if they get some thing for free that they should get everything for free.

I appreciate your great work Dr. M.

Thanks,

 

Ken

 

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Poet wrote:

The Crash Course was smashing brilliant and incredible. I loved it and my wife loved it and we are thoroughly convinced of the dangers facing our civlization. You gained a high level of respect. After watching it a year ago, I was eager to learn more and do more and find out more about what I could do to help society and to help my family. But the next steps after the Crash Course - I feel like I'm floundering and increasingly concerned reading about all the financial troubles going on - while others with money get direction and analysis on what to do next by subscribing to your service.

I feel like, after the Crash Course, anyone who wants to know more about concrete steps to take now has to pay money - and quite a bit at that for people like me who have limited resources. It feels harsh. Again the haves and the have-nots.

Poet

Reading this sort of drivel from self-righteous ungrateful jerks like you just makes my blood boil.

As Dr. Martenson was too polite in pointing out, there's a lot on the site that's free, and the education you can get from these forums is absolutely amazing.

Yes, full enrolled membership and all its extraordinary benefits costs money. Duh. What did you expect? Why in the world would you expect anything else? The only thing here that should fall into the unexpected catetgory is the extraordinary amount of free content that Dr. Martenson gives away because he has a big heart.

Poet, let me explain this in terms that perhaps you can understand. The issue here is not that you deserve enrolled membership for free. The issue is that you never deserved to get the Crash Course for free, but you got it free anyway because of Dr. Martenson's extraordinary and unprcedented generosity. The appropiate response is to say thank you, not to whine like an immature child about how you wish you could get everything for free.

Did you ever consider the possibility that the reason you apparently fall into the "have not" category is your tendency to expect to have everything given to you rather than earning it for yourself? If you didn't suffer from such defective perspectives on what the world "owes you",  perhaps you'd have been more successful in life and might fall into the "have" category you seem so resentful of? Just a thought...

Respectfully, sir, your attitude makes me sick. How's that for "harsh", Poet?

Erik

 

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Erik T. wrote:
Poet wrote:

The Crash Course was smashing brilliant and incredible. I loved it and my wife loved it and we are thoroughly convinced of the dangers facing our civlization. You gained a high level of respect. After watching it a year ago, I was eager to learn more and do more and find out more about what I could do to help society and to help my family. But the next steps after the Crash Course - I feel like I'm floundering and increasingly concerned reading about all the financial troubles going on - while others with money get direction and analysis on what to do next by subscribing to your service.

I feel like, after the Crash Course, anyone who wants to know more about concrete steps to take now has to pay money - and quite a bit at that for people like me who have limited resources. It feels harsh. Again the haves and the have-nots.

Poet

Reading this sort of drivel from self-righteous ungrateful jerks like you just makes my blood boil.

As Dr. Martenson was too polite in pointing out, there's a lot on the site that's free, and the education you can get from these forums is absolutely amazing.

Yes, full enrolled membership and all its extraordinary benefits costs money. Duh. What did you expect? Why in the world would you expect anything else? The only thing here that should fall into the unexpected catetgory is the extraordinary amount of free content that Dr. Martenson gives away because he has a big heart.

Poet, let me explain this in terms that perhaps you can understand. The issue here is not that you deserve enrolled membership for free. The issue is that you never deserved to get the Crash Course for free, but you got it free anyway because of Dr. Martenson's extraordinary and unprcedented generosity. The appropiate response is to say thank you, not to whine like an immature child about how you wish you could get everything for free.

Did you ever consider the possibility that the reason you apparently fall into the "have not" category is your tendency to expect to have everything given to you rather than earning it for yourself? If you didn't suffer from such defective perspectives on what the world "owes you",  perhaps you'd have been more successful in life and might fall into the "have" category you seem so resentful of? Just a thought...

Respectfully, sir, your attitude makes me sick. How's that for "harsh", Poet?

Erik

 

Erik T:

There's nothing respectful in calling me a jerk, you JERK, so stop pretending you are respectful, you sycophant.

I just think the price is high. I didn't say it had to be FREE. I wasn't asking for it to be free (you quoted me so freely, please find where I said it should be free). I just felt it was beyond my means or the means of most of modest means and I felt it was important to mention that. The most prominent posts and offerings I see aside from the Daily Digest (thank you!) I see here are all behind a "pay-up" shield. A membership here costs more than a regular print newspaper subscription or a magazine subscription.

I drive a 10-year-old pickup truck (all paid for, thank you very much), I don't subscribe to cable TV or satellite, I don't drink coffee or tea just water, I work a full time job and have no debt. I have never taken nor received government welfare nor charity.

"Owes you"? No one owes me anything. I never used those words, but you pretend to put those words into my mouth, you JERK.

You ASSUME too much, Erik. You don't know me, but you are so eager to assume who I am from the very few words I write. YOU, sir, disgust me. You know nothing of me, my tendencies, but you obviously know everything about me already. You make me sick. I have no respect for you because you, with your use of the word "respectfully" and "jerk" have earned none.

"Poet, let me explain this in terms that perhaps you can understand." Those words and your other words tell me more about your sore lack of character than I need to know, you SICK JERK.

Poet

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Ken C

I never said it had to be free. However, let me clarify. I do think it is beyond those of modest means. You haven't been insulting, though I think you've assumed, so I've reserved my words for Erik.

Poet

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SagerXX

Thank you. That link is a good resource to look into. I appreciate it. Also, thank you for the welcome. I appreciate that even more.

$300 more than I can handle. But thank you.

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cmartenson wrote:
Poet wrote:

The Crash Course was smashing brilliant and incredible. I loved it and my wife loved it and we are thoroughly convinced of the dangers facing our civlization. You gained a high level of respect. After watching it a year ago, I was eager to learn more and do more and find out more about what I could do to help society and to help my family. But the next steps after the Crash Course - I feel like I'm floundering and increasingly concerned reading about all the financial troubles going on - while others with money get direction and analysis on what to do next by subscribing to your service.

I feel like, after the Crash Course, anyone who wants to know more about concrete steps to take now has to pay money - and quite a bit at that for people like me who have limited resources. It feels harsh. Again the haves and the have-nots.

Well, let me test a couple of things out here. 

First, there's an awful lot here on the site that's already free, beginning with the Crash Course the most incredible and best work of my life which I gave you and your wife and the world free because that was the right thing to do.  I could have kept it for myself and made a lot of money off of it in the hedge fund circuit but I didn't, so, to be honest, I bridle just a little bit at the suggestion that I am somehow not doing enough for you by not giving enough away. 

Second, this site is comprised of many volunteers ranging from moderators to people who spend valuable time sharing freely what they know on topics as diverse as Permaculture to Finance to Security.  Perhaps their efforts have been inadvertently slighted here as well.

Third, the cost of a subscription is less than a dollar a day for which you will receive my personal and constant vigilance over market events, and access to my experiences and original thinking.  I am an information scout and I pride myself on delivering a very unique newsletter service which is never a cookie-cutter recitation easily replicated by someone with a mere familiarity with charts and news.  I put hard thought into delivering original content that will make you think and stretch the boundaries of what you know and then take the time to write it well.  Trust me, it's hard work.  The tuition for such quality in an academic setting will set you back tens if not hundreds of dollars a day.

If you can honestly tell me that you have pared your budget back to the point that there's nowhere you could save less than a dollar a day - no coffee to go to cut, no regular subscriptions of any sort, no meals eaten out, no reasonably new computer from which to post internet comments, no frills left to cut - then I am sympathetic. 

But if you have any of these things in your life but are simply suggesting I should make my highly specialized and skilled services available to you for free because you don't feel like cutting back on any of your other perks, you are telling me that you simply don't prioritize my offerings as highly as you do your coffee to go. 

And that's totally fine, that's your prerogative, but I simply cannot make the jump from there to the idea that I am waging a harsh form of class warfare by not offering all of my waking hours to the world for free and eating the operational costs of running a major website.

But I'll take it as a compliment that you see this site and my work as running so smoothly that you missed the intense effort required to make it so.

Thanks!

Sir:

First of all, I apologize if I caused you to bridle at anything. I really do respect all the hard work you have generously given in terms of the Crash Course and other content here that you and others here provide. And certainly running this site full time and supporting a family costs money.

You do excellent research and provide great content - I did catch the one article you had accidentally sent out to everyone. It just was so frustrating to feel locked out and left out every time I visit this site and see something interesting I want to click on - all on account of the cost. It is more than a newspaper subscription or a magazine subscription. You could say it's about the price of cable TV - but I don't have cable or satellite.

I'm not saying or suggesting your content should be free. I am sorry if I gave that impression. But I do wish it was more accessible to those without $300 to spare over the course of a year. I understand your position and as I said, I understand this site doesn't run on air and you need to provide for yourself and your family and for future endeavors.

Anyways, you have been very  gracious in your reply. I certainly didn't expect to warrant your attention with my first post - though I should have seen it coming - and I am sorry that I caused you to feel any discomfort. Please continue the great work. Thank you.

Poet

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I apologize for my previous post

I came back to this thread intending to edit my previous post to "tone it down". Not because I don't stand behind every word of it, but rather in deference to Dr. Martenson's desire that everyone on the site address one another respectfully, whether they deserve it or not. My apologies, Chris, if my words in #10 were too harsh. I was offended by Poet's attitude and "lost it". But by the time I got back to edit my previous post, Poet had already replied. I decided it would be inappropriate to change the original post at this point.

Poet, you may be correct in saying that I made undue assumptions about your circumstances, but frankly I don't think that relevant in the least. The fact is that this site is a place where an amazingly talented man is sharing his brilliance with a very fortunate audience. We the recipients of Dr. Martenson's generosity feel so strongly about how fortunate we are to have the opportunity to pay $300/year for this that we try to help him and his cause however we can. This thread was posted to give people with that desire an opportunity to contact a magazine writer doing a piece on Dr. Martenson's work. That's what this thread is for. But in a move I consider equivalent in manners to showing up at someone's wedding and whining about how the bride broke up with you and married the other guy, you decided it would be appropriate to hijack the thread and use it to voice your disapproval with the fact that an extraordinarily valuable service is being sold here for a price you consider excessive.

Many of the rest of us think the price is not excessive; I think it entirely reasonable. But that's not the point. The point is that your conduct is inexcusable, regardless of whether the price is excessive or not.

I would like to publicly apologize for my post #10 above. It was inappropriate, and addressed another poster in an aggressive and personally critical way, which was not called for. Having said that, I want to be clear that I'm apologizing to Dr. Martenson for "loosing my cool" and using harsh language in his virtual living room, not to Poet, whom in my opinion deserves no apology from anyone.

Erik

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Erik T. wrote:

I came back to this thread intending to edit my previous post to "tone it down". Not because I don't stand behind every word of it, but rather in deference to Dr. Martenson's desire that everyone on the site address one another respectfully, whether they deserve it or not. My apologies, Chris, if my words in #10 were too harsh. I was offended by Poet's attitude and "lost it". But by the time I got back to edit my previous post, Poet had already replied. I decided it would be inappropriate to change the original post at this point.

Poet, you may be correct in saying that I made undue assumptions about your circumstances, but frankly I don't think that relevant in the least. The fact is that this site is a place where an amazingly talented man is sharing his brilliance with a very fortunate audience. We the recipients of Dr. Martenson's generosity feel so strongly about how fortunate we are to have the opportunity to pay $300/year for this that we try to help him and his cause however we can. This thread was posted to give people with that desire an opportunity to contact a magazine writer doing a piece on Dr. Martenson's work. That's what this thread is for. But in a move I consider equivalent in manners to showing up at someone's wedding and whining about how the bride broke up with you and married the other guy, you decided it would be appropriate to hijack the thread and use it to voice your disapproval with the fact that an extraordinarily valuable service is being sold here for a price you consider excessive.

Many of the rest of us think the price is not excessive; I think it entirely reasonable. But that's not the point. The point is that your conduct is inexcusable, regardless of whether the price is excessive or not.

I would like to publicly apologize for my post #10 above. It was inappropriate, and addressed another poster in an aggressive and personally critical way, which was not called for. Having said that, I want to be clear that I'm apologizing to Dr. Martenson for "loosing my cool" and using harsh language in his virtual living room, not to Poet, whom in my opinion deserves no apology from anyone.

Erik

Erik T:

I don't need an apology from you, Erik T. I'm not sure why you felt the need to point out that you weren't apologizing to me, because I didn't ask for one. I certainly hope I have not given the impression that I expected or desired one.

Poet

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Poet,

As an enrolled/paid subscriber, I'll try to give my take on the paid material.  What it is.... excellent investigative and analytical work at a bargain price, and an incredible time-saver for those who don't have the time (or skills/knowledge!) to do this research on our own.  What it is not.... a road map on what you need to do next.  In my mind the paid enrollment adds some more tools to the toolbox, but it isn't the whole toolbox itself.  The Crash Course and the free Self Assessment (http://www.peakprosperity.com/act) gets you to where you can ask the right questions and look in the right direction, and while the paid enrollment helps you better define the questions, it doesn't answer them for you.  Heck, everybody's situation is different as will their individual ideal strategies for the future, so if CM was in fact offering 'the answer' I'd be more than a little suspicious Wink

Your feelings of being increasingly overwhelmed by everything going on is shared by the paid members too, and we are just as uncertain of the future as you are.  Sounds like you're already going in the right direction (having no debt, keeping expenses low, etc), so you're probably in better shape to tackle what the future holds than you think...

- Nickbert

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Hi Poet-

  I would echo what Nickbert said.  I think all of us wish there was a clear solution to dealing with our current situation, but there really isn't.  I think the short summary of Chris's guidance, both here and in the paid areas, is to "become more resilient".  Prepare to roll with various scenarios that could come to pass.  If you only have one source of clean drinking water (e.g., city water), lining up a second source adds resilience to your lifestyle (a well, a good water filter, rain collection system, moving to an area that has more water naturally).  If your only source of heat is oil, consider adding a wood stove.  Really, that's it in a nutshell.  Another idea Chris has thrown out there is a solar hot water heater.  Many of us have gotten into gardening and starting orchards to make our food sources more resilient.  Then there is also security; do you depend on social order staying in place, or do you hope for the best but plan for the worst (see Ferfal, mentioned below, for discussions on what they dealt with in Argentina during the collapse).

   And as others have said, there are a lot of threads in the public forums that deal with specific areas where people are working to make their lives more resilient, such as the definitive permaculture thread, etc.  I also believe folks here are putting together a summary of threads for people new to the site, to help them know where to start.

   Lastly, Chris will be the first one to tell you that he is just one voice (ok, maybe a really really smart voice backed by a good heart:).  Others of us also read material by others, such a people who have already been through economic collapses in Russia (Dmitry Orlov) and Argentina (Ferfal).  There's a wealth of knowledge to be learned from the experience and different perspectives that these folks bring to the table.

   Again, I have to agree with Nickbert.  I'm a paid subscriber, and I love the additional info and insights Chris provides in the paid for reports.  But I still am stressed about what the future holds, and don't feel adequately prepared.  But I just continue plugging along as I outlined above, while communicating with like-minded people here to not feel so alone in my thinking!

   Good luck and welcome,

   pinecarr

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Erik T. wrote:

Reading this sort of drivel from self-righteous ungrateful jerks like you just makes my blood boil.

LOL!

"Pot" AKA Erik: Have a beer. Take care, "Kettle" AKA Davos

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Poet: Maybe if your short on cash because it sounds like you lead a non-debt way of life you could contribute to CM in some other way. I have to echo the other comments, seeing a new name and new member on this thread did jump out at me too. ET has put a lot into this site and he truly wants CM's site to do well. I know it hit a nerve like the d-word does with me.

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The pot calling the kettle Durden? What next???

:-)

ET

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Erik T. wrote:

The pot calling the kettle Durden? What next???

:-)

ET

lolFoot in mouth

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Great conversation! 

As a non-paying member I've learned enough in the last year from studying TONS of forum reading to accomplish:  Looong term food storage, 80 x 50" vegetable garden, greenhouse filled with sprouting seeds, fuel/battery/solar storage, purchase of retreat property, medical supplies and water purification. PLUS gold and silver investments, cashed out of 401ks and finally starting to (glimmer of) understand what all the geniuses on this site are talking about.

I too want to be in the inner-circle of knowledge.  I can certainly afford it, if you have cable TV you can afford itSmile.  My problem is a spouse who already "knows everything".  But since I dragged him to every other alter of CC understanding....I'm hopefull to drag him to the paying member alter soon (I almost just had him on the Deflation is not on the menu).

Anyway FWIW this site has been a prayer answered for me and I still can't believe it's free.

 

 

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Ken C wrote:

Amazing how some folks think that if they get some thing for free that they should get everything for free.

I appreciate your great work Dr. M.

Thanks,

 

Ken

 

+1 Ken C

IMHO That attitude is really what got us into this predicament in the first place.  Lets hope the events of this next 20 years stamp it out with a vengenace!

Coop

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Our (wife and I) interview is scheduled for Saturday.

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deggleton wrote:

Our (wife and I) interview is scheduled for Saturday.

Excellent! 

Thank you.

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I live near Boston (west) and would be happy to add to the article.  I am also still a free member at this point, but considering becoming a paying member.  I just need to figure out who's not going to get the money I give :)

I think it's ironic that this harsh thread started in a posting where CM was asking for people to participate in a magazine article. I worry about the conflicts that will arise when the three Es collide.  Most of us are living comfortable lives right now.  What will happen when that REALLY starts to change?

Dean

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deanrholden wrote:

I live near Boston (west) and would be happy to add to the article.  I am also still a free member at this point, but considering becoming a paying member.  I just need to figure out who's not going to get the money I give :)

I think it's ironic that this harsh thread started in a posting where CM was asking for people to participate in a magazine article. I worry about the conflicts that will arise when the three Es collide.  Most of us are living comfortable lives right now.  What will happen when that REALLY starts to change?

Dean

It should be a time of magnificent opportunities and I'm hopeful a simpler, lest wasteful, more family meaningful, less eco-damaging way of life will evolve. Having said that: We have utter and absolute morons leading this nation 180 degrees in the continued wrong direction. With this leadership deficit if we have a precipitous drop in 2 or 3 of the 3 E's I certainly see Katrina looting, FEMA camp occupation, martial law and even a revolution.

The old aviation adage PPP=PPP stands. (P*ss Poor Planning Equals P*ss Poor Performance).  Prepare as best you can for your family. We just bought our second cow this year. 2.5 Freezers full of a years worth of cholesterol, room for garden food in them, we have chickens, our great friends bought us some ducks and I'll likely get some sheep who will be named Lamb Chop.

Prepare for the absolute worst, hope for the absolute best and look for opportunities. Can the delusional people like Dennis "The Moron" Kneale and listen to the realistic thinkers like CM and alike.

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deanrholden wrote:

I live near Boston (west) and would be happy to add to the article.  I am also still a free member at this point, but considering becoming a paying member.  I just need to figure out who's not going to get the money I give :)

I think it's ironic that this harsh thread started in a posting where CM was asking for people to participate in a magazine article. I worry about the conflicts that will arise when the three Es collide.  Most of us are living comfortable lives right now.  What will happen when that REALLY starts to change?

Dean

 

Dean

I think one major worry in the worst case scenario will be those people with guns (but nothing else) who think they will just take what they need from those who prepared. When he was alive, survivalist writer Mel Tappan wrote vociferously about the kind of people who have that kind of morally bankrupt and selfish thinking. Another major worry are those with laws and other forms of authority to abuse, who will brazenly take what they want and/or make it harder for others to make preparations.

As mentioned earlier, I was merely expressing my frustrations with costs. All of a sudden people are mad at me for apparently wanting everything to be free and allegedly saying I deserved everything to be free. I have become a scapegoat for everything wrong with civilization, apparently. At least their reactions have told me what I need to know about them without having to invest too much effort.

Poet

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Has this article been published yet?  Just curious...

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Has this article been published yet?  Just curious...

Not that I know of.  I think it's coming out in the Jul/Aug issue, which means it will be out in June...you know, publishing.

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cmartenson wrote:
SagerXX wrote:

Has this article been published yet?  Just curious...

Not that I know of.  I think it's coming out in the Jul/Aug issue, which means it will be out in June...you know, publishing.

Perfectly logical.  Now:  back to reading my September issue of SHTF Digest...Laughing

(looking forward to the article, whenever it arrives...)

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wow, thanks poet for attracting my attention to this thread. I am convinced now more then ever how brutal human beings are. (myself included) Interesting how educated and people with money think so much of themselves. I have never recieved anything for nothing, yet after losing my mind after a divorce watching my 2 little boys suffer through it along with traveling across the U.S. and I gave up on everything, So instead of making $30 an hour with free medical benefits I have now found myself with a cashed out 401k(thank God) and no money no place to live. Most of my family dead I did have my Step mother to go back to, I lost my Vehicle along with my house. So I searched for work and ended up learning to cook in a Resteraunt/bar so that big $7.50 hr job takes a long time to get back to living instead of exsisting, I felt the same way as you back when I came across this site via youtube, after learning about the federal reserve and the fiat money system. I am sure glad I didn't post anything about the cost of membership like you did to hear from great people like Eric T and even Dr. M for that matter. I just inquied and obviously someone agreed because they changed it, but I didn't catch no flack, just enjoy  learning from the D.D. and do your own research!

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