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Lol, thanks for the heads-up
Pay the subscription and the adds disappear 😉
Other than the Crash Course, Chris’ perspectives on the 3 E’s are similar to what I get from other sources (and my own considerations) and hence doesn’t provide much value for a large monetary expense. I’m also not participating much in the financial markets anymore — nearly all my money now goes to my vision of the future.
Still, the ads are the least of the clutter — those sidebars force me to scroll down about 80% on my mobile browser and I’m not interested in that when I’m looking from my phone. The layout also causes strange word flow that makes reading the site difficult too.
P.S. My phone is a blackberry.
I would say that we are too slow to forgive. I would agree that we live in a culture of blame – only pointing out that you choose to blame the poor and the people on the losing side of the class war.
I can’t change people’s behaviors or attitudes, I can only offer alternatives to those willing to listen and have a soft heart for those that refuse. So… I spend most of my time enabling in the positive sense since so few are willing to listen 🙂
The Fourth Turning is on my reading list. I’m vaguely familiar with what he has to say. John Michael Greer recently criticized "cyclic history" although he doesn’t mention Fourth Turning in particular. I have to say that I agree mostly with Greer and less so with the cyclic historicists. Greer (The Long Descent), and Jared Diamond (Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed), are probably the two most knowledgable men about civilizational collapse.
My girlfriend works in production for one of the three TV networks in one of their primary markets. Her coworkers say that the Crash Course or a story on Chris are not likely because they are ‘too scary and not local’.
Just saw Dogs In A Pile and emdiaz. MGhandi says "Full Member" – may be what he wants.
I’ve been reading about the Argentina crisis lately. Very interesting. Possibly a mirror of what could be happening globally in the next few years…
My take exactly, too.
I really like the idea of ‘local currencies’ but implementing them in the US can lead to lots of sticky legal issues due to the currency laws enacted along with the Federal Reserve.
I offer this somewhat draconian opinion. If there is in fact a family that is homeless and they had a sub-prime mortgage they defaulted on, it is likely that they were living well beyond their mean to start with. Their choices, not mine, led them to this end.
Be very careful with this opinion… most subprime mortgages were thrust on minority borrowers that could afford standard mortgages. For evidence, prometheus6.org has dozens of articles spelling it out. Also remember that mortgages were affordable at the beginning rates of an ARM but became unaffordable as the rates rose. In addition, take into consideration that lots of people have been, and are, losing their jobs. Finally, as simple as this may seem to us, most people didn’t have the financial savvy to understand all the options or consequences of what they were given with their mortgages and didn’t have the resources to find out.
I, for one, do not welcome draconian opinions on this complex issue.
Read Joe Bagent’s Deer Hunting with Jesus. Should soften your harsh opinions a bit.
They have houses for $1.00, yes one dollar. If you look at the pictures you see most of the houses in the block with plywood in their doors and windows. The houses are sold as it is but the buyer has to make the house livable and be approved by the city in other for the purchase to go thru. I think these are houses recover by the city in order to improve the neighborhood. They are doing in a lot of cities but when most of the neighborhood is in despair only the government will be able to fix them and sell them to the poor. It is indeed very sad. I think we will start to see this more of this in the suburb when people have to abandon communities and the houses become worthless. I seen new communities in that have or the houses are foreclosed by the banks and the other have were never built. People that purchased a house thinking that it was a great investment now live in a very bad and half deserted neighborhood.
This is exactly what’s happening in Detroit. These houses may be going for a pittance, but in all likelihood, most of these houses have been abandoned for months or years.