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[quote=Bananacarrot]I want to start preparing, but I feel very stuck. Graduate school takes up so much time & energy that it feels like an either/or situation. Finishing school, or focusing on the Transition. Maybe I can find a way to combine the two.[/quote]
You have the right idea about combining the two.
John Michael Greer’s recently blogged about alternative medicine and healing that will eventually replace a good part of our costly medical healthcare system. A psychologist can use or develop skills with relaxation training, hypnotherapy and therapeutic touch to treat many health aliments such as pain alleviation. I mention pain alleviation because I did an internship in a pain center as a graduate student and today I have noticed many ads for pain centers. Most psych graduate programs offer courses in hypnosis and I know that such schools as NYU, The New School and City University of NY offer courses in "laying-on-of-hands" and "therapeutic touch" so it is something that is in the mainstream even today.
I think Mish’s take is closer to the mark.
Why did Gold and Silver Plunge? No, It’s Not CME Margin Hikes; What will the Fed do Next?
Four Reasons for Metals Plunge
- Fed did far less than expected
- Mutual fund redemptions
- Margin calls at hedge funds
- China growth story fading
Anyway, my point in this thread was to highlight a trend that the media is underreporting in the hopes that it may allow someone to avoid that situation if possible. If you do not think that these attacks are racially motivated, please read the article regarding the 4th of July attacks in Milwaukee[/quote]
Perhaps I was not explicit enough for you. The article that you linked pointed to some very specific acts of racism, no one I know, is denying that racism was involved. My saying that there are likely other reasons for riots besides racism is not the same as saying there was no racism as is saying that SOME people in the tea party are racist is not the same as saying that an underlying purpose of the tea party is racist. If you wish to read it that way you are welcome to do so.
BTW, I don’t expect main stream media to report any news accurately so I don’t find it surprising if they are ignoring the racism. See my avatar.
Do you follow your own advice?
[/quote]Advice pertaining to? I read, converse, blog, do my own research, and draw my own conclusions which are influenced by my experiences as it is with everyone. I may disagree but I do not force my opinions on anyone. In the above post I was asked for a specific link. How would that have been better than providing an array of links with many points of view? Maybe I am wrong but you seem to be implying that I believe the tea party is comprised of racists when what I said was SOME. Or perhaps I didn’t qualify it sufficiently for your tastes.
It is frustrating to try to understand and prepare for one of the biggest changes in human history. I keep asking that questtion about the stock market. I’ve taken a lot out for PMs and to really make my house energy efficient, etc. I even ordered some Red Worms the other day for my organic garden. I do still have some money in the market, but it is largely in domestic oil and gas companies. I figure I’ll have at least some time to take a profit when oil prices shoot up, but I may not.
Happy Labor Day,
Ernest[/quote]In the future profit will need to be redefined and based on family, friends and how much we share as opposed to the monetary value of goods and assets. In other words, reverse our present economic god of "goods over people" to "people over goods."
Remember, a group of people does not have to KNOW it is being oppressed to actually BE oppressed. Similarly, said group need not have that knowledge to FEEL pressure. [/quote]
I think you hit the nail on the head. The felt pressure and ever present fearfulness of the present and the future plays a large role spontaneous riots and also in longer lasting groups such as the tea party. Not all participants in either are all good or all bad and many have good intentions. Please do take that I am not suggesting in any way that looters have good intentions or that their behavior should be excused.
[quote=tictac1]In my opinion (worth price charged), this is all the expected outcome of stripping morality from education, from the justice system, the economy, and all other spheres of human life. Even effectively disciplining your children is frowned on or outlawed. [/quote]
One other thing that I would add to your list of things being striped away is: "compassion."
Could you give me a link or reference to the racism in the tea party other than tea party opponents simply saying there is? I know a number of individuals who are/were active in the tea party (at least until it was marginalized by various forms of disinformation and co-opted) and, to my knowledge, not one of them is a racist. That’s obviously a purely anecdotal experience on my part but that’s what I have to go on at this stage.
A simple google search "racism in the tea party"
You are right not to take my word for it but I would go further and say don’t base your opinion on any one particular link. Do your own research. In the above google search you will find links on both sides of the arguement. Personally, I think there are many very good–perhaps the majority–non-racists in the tea party. Perhaps you may want to search on "Is there racism in the tea party" or "no evidence of racism in the tea party." Again I don’t expect anyone to rely on my opinion or any one link from whoever because I may be biased by my circle of friends and the articles/posts I have read.
[quote=Tim_P] Here’s an interesting article that I had not seen before. It speaks of a intentional effort to supress reporting of racially motivated attacks as such depending on the demographics. I don’t understand why this is this way. Racism is racism and hate crimes are hate crimes no matter who the perpetrater is. The idea that you don’t want to offend the black community by reporting these as racism is wrong. The black community should be offended just as the white community should be offended by the acts of white supremists. Failure to report it as such amounts to an implicit acceptance. Our culture should not accept racism of any type.
Was it racism?
In 2009, a four month wave of mayhem broke out in Denver. There were at least 26 violent robberies committed by two black gangs.
Racism is one theory an alternate theory could be: anger expressed by groups of "have nots" against groups believed to be "haves." I agree that some racism is involved as there is in the tea party movement but before making a definitive statement attributing everything to racism let’s also explore alternate theories that may — I am not holding my breathe — help us to remedy the root causes.
You may be interested in this article by Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, written just after the riots in Britain at the beginning of August 2011.
"The unprecedented economic crisis, linked to the global political economy’s fundamental breaching of ecological and energy limits, has already generated outbreaks of civil disorder all over the world in different regional and socio-political contexts. [/quote]
A link exists but the underlying cause of the crisis is social neglect caused by our economics gods of greed and profit as the sole determining factor of investment.
[quote=dshields]All the events of late among with a careful analysis of the numbers leads me to believe that we are past the tipping point. The Fed Gov is paralyzed and at this point the only answer they have is call up the Fed Res and get more money. It is hard for my mind to comprehend. All my life I have always believed the Fed Gov would always be there and be solvent and above all it would always do the right thing. It turns out I was wrong. It has taken about a year to get that through my head. It is really depressing and I still have moments where I go back to the government will save us thinking. But they can’t. The simple but difficult fact is the government can not save us from ourselves.[/quote]
What I find the most depressing is from the realization that we as a nation, excluding the top 10%, have been repeatedly lied to and looted. We plan for a future based on an honest government but we are conned. The main constituents of both parties are the elites, the only difference between the parties are prejudices that cater to their respective bases–their secondary constituents.[quote=Dogs_In_A_Pile]
I wouldn’t go out and rent a leaf shredder and jump in it just yet. Monetization of the debt is about the only option the government has left and in theory it could work and the inflation could be managed. But it is a very low probability of success given that the same clowns who got us here would still be "in charge".
I’m guessing you have several years before you need to start thinking about the leaf shredder.[/quote]
I hope you are right, my guess is somewhere between mid 2012 and and 2014 but again I hope your guess is more accurate.