Introductions

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  • Thu, Apr 02, 2009 - 02:22am

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Hello. My name is Steve Kane and I have just become CM Brigade Member. I’m a 52 year old father of two fine young men. My wife and I live in Thousands Oaks, CA, a city of about 120,000 NW of Los Angeles.

I am originally a Peak Oil Disciple first studying at the alter of The Long Emergency by JHK a few years ago. Since then I have passed through Bill McKibben’s Step It Up campaign for action to reverse Climate Change on my way to the economic collapse of the Western Civilization brought on by the architects of No Income Mortgages, MBS, CDOs and CDS.

I joined the Brigade because, although I continue to be an E3 news junky, I am convinced it is time to make serious preparations for a radically different near future. I thank Chris for his Crash Course presentation.  It is a reminder that it’s what they’re not talking about that is going to shape our future and not the bather and irrational talk of an economic bottom and recovery. I have to admit that, as familiar as I think I am with the material Chris presented, I feel myself getting sucked back into the Matrix with the next bit of cheery economic news saying everything will just go back to the way it was.

I have a lot of sticks in the fire here in Southern California. I hope to share these activities and my thoughts with the CM Community. It is going to take the collective efforts of millions of concerned citizens to take charge of our lives and help build a sustainable future for our children and future generations. This is another one of my efforts to make a difference.

Powerdown. Find someone to love. Grow vegetables.

See you soon.

  • Mon, Apr 06, 2009 - 02:45am

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Hello everyone, My name is Rob Wallace and I am a 20 year old sophomore at Tufts Univerisity. As of right now I am majoring in International Relations and will probably minor in Chinese and Philosophy. When not at school, I reside in Morristown, New Jersey.

 

I have always been a big history buff. However, not until college did I realize that I was really only learning one side of the story. Over the past year I began investigating deeper and deeper, trying to find the nuggets of truth that were out there about how this world actually works. After my research, I came up with some basic conclusions; the governments of the world will do/say anything in order to keep our environmentally destructive monetary system afloat, that the environment is going to radically change for the worse within the next century if immediate action is not taken, and that the need to continually raise consumption in order to maintain economic growth will lead to our rather quick decline. All of these seemed like huge problems but I still had a faint glimmer of hope that maybe a new president and new outlook could change these things around. However, as soon as I stumbled upon Peak Oil theory, all of my hopes were thrown out the window. Never had I been more depressed and upset with the world than I was this January after seeing the movie "A Crude Awakening". Nihilistic thoughts crept into my head and I told my parents I was serious about wanting to get a gun for protection.

Even though I know these problems are as real as ever, and are only getting worse with the so-called stimulus efforts, thankfully, my outlook has completely changed. I have moved from a state of fear to one of acceptance. I no longer desire to buy gun or am preparing for an apocalyptic scenario. I realized that in order to change the world, one must first change themselves. 

Everyone in this forum knows that something drastic is coming. In the end, I believe the human race is going to either evolve or die. As those of us who are fortunate enough to have come across this information, I believe it is our task to spread it to as many people that will listen so that when the great change does occur, people are not fundementally shocked to the core and resort to acting like animals. Its up to us to make a difference, its pretty crazy to think that the history our race depends on it.

  • Mon, Apr 06, 2009 - 11:41pm

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Hello Everyone,

   Unlike most of you, I’m from China, and living in Shanghai 🙂 My name is Yuexin.

   My job is software engineering (chip-design oriented), but since 2007, I have been concentrating on global economy as one of my major hobbies apart from the work. I have translated many English articles/comments from “unpopular” resources into Chinese at my blog. I’m interested in “unpopular” resources since the main media seems more and more unreliable. They always lie to the public so as to make one believe “things are not so bad”. The incentive which drives me most is that I need to tell more people of the truth. I think at this level, there’s no difference between American and Chinese people.

   Dr. Martenson’s website is one of the best ones that I’ve ever seen disclosing the underlying root cause of current financial crises, as well as how bad it’s going to be in future. It’s very instructive and intuitive! I’d pretty like to become a volunteer so that I can also help to awaken the public.

   I’m hoping I can make more friends in this forum.

Best Regards

Yuexin

  • Tue, Apr 07, 2009 - 01:29am

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Hello Everyone,

   Unlike most of you, I’m from China, and living in Shanghai 🙂 My name is Yuexin.

   My job is software engineering (chip-design oriented), but since 2007, I have been concentrating on global economy as one of my major hobbies apart from the work. I have translated many English articles/comments from “unpopular” resources into Chinese at my blog. I’m interested in “unpopular” resources since the main media seems more and more unreliable. They always lie to the public so as to make one believe “things are not so bad”. The incentive which drives me most is that I need to tell more people of the truth. I think at this level, there’s no difference between American and Chinese people.

   Dr. Martenson’s website is one of the best ones that I’ve ever seen disclosing the underlying root cause of current financial crises, as well as how bad it’s going to be in future. It’s very instructive and intuitive! I’d pretty like to become a volunteer so that I can also help to awaken the public.

   I’m hoping I can make more friends in this forum.

Best Regards

Yuexin

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Welcome, Yuexin! Nice to have someone here from China.
  • Tue, Apr 28, 2009 - 05:36pm

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I appear to be one of the younger members on this site.  I’m 28.  I have am married to a computer programmer and have two children a girl who is 3 and a boy who will be two in July.  I got my undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis on research and while I started a graduate program in biology I had sort of a phase of existential angst and ended up getting a master’s degree in educational studies instead.  I currently am the chair of a non-profit organization in NY state. 

I am an avid frequenter of internet forums, it seems, and came across the crash course in the midst of a discussion on another forum about the crashing economy back in september.  While I was aware of many of the issues Chris talked about (and actually we had been considering moving to a new ecovillage in ithaca, ny which was focusing on sustainability and community…) he really did a great job of making it clear just how utterly unsustainable so much in our world was/is.  

I decided to volunteer because I had been spreading the word to anyone who would listen, anyway, so I figured it might be worthwhile to help in a more coordinated way.

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