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    • Thu, Nov 21, 2013 - 05:19pm

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      jdye51

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      Speechless

    God, it makes me sick to see this. It's a good representation of our collective madness.

    Words fail in the face of such hubris and stupidity.broken heart crying

    • Tue, Nov 19, 2013 - 06:13pm

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      jdye51

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      No Thanks

    Take a look at what Wikipedia has to say about Bitcoins and make up your own mind.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoins

    My alert system goes off around Bitcoins. We're talking human beings here and our propensity to screw everything up. The idea might sound great, but in reality people are already finding ways to mess with it.

    Jim, I hear you but do you really think the gov't is going to allow a currency that's not under it's control? And it sure looks like Bitcoins can be hacked/stolen – poof! – all gone. So far it seems like it's being used by speculators and those involved in illegal activities with some legitimate businesses getting in on it. If you have the extra funny money to play this game, then go for it. I'm not biting.

    Good luck!

    • Mon, Nov 18, 2013 - 07:32pm

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      Just the beginning

    Given Tepco's track record, it's hard to have faith in their competence. Something like this has never been attempted before. The world can only hope they don't screw it up. Even if they don't (miracle), there is still the danger from earthquakes and tsunamis. It's a precarious situation. In the meantime, tons of radioactive water keep pouring into the Pacific every day.

    One day down, only 364 more to go . . .

    And then it's on to the other reactors. Oh, but first they must invent a way to get around the radiation without frying electronics. No problem! And, where are those pesky coriums anyway?

     

    • Mon, Nov 18, 2013 - 07:10pm

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      jdye51

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      What do I think?

    I think we are in a collapse that can only increase in momentum. I think we are past peak oil and are on the downward slope with no new non-polluting energy source ready to replace it. Industrial civilization is on borrowed time while we frack the hell out of our land and use huge amounts of increasingly scarce water for rapidly diminishing barrels. What will power the internet as the ROI of oil of any type becomes less and less? Coal? Nuclear? They have their own problems. Think climate change and Fukushima.

    Why invest in a doomed technology? Bitcoins, even fiat currency, what do they matter when the world is collapsing around us? Is this normalcy bias in action? At least put your money into hard assets that will still be there when power becomes unreliable. There are no assurances that even gold and silver will be of any use past a certain point though they at least have a history of usage and are tangible. What is important to the Filipino people affected by the mega-typhoon? – food and clean water. The use of Bitcoins implies a belief that technology can be relied upon to be there for us in the future. I believe this is a false assumption. Events affecting the 3 E's are accelerating and our future is more and more uncertain.

    Why all this focus on money and debate about what is the best form to have? What does it matter?!  Maybe some people only have an intellectual understanding of collapse and haven't really taken it's implications fully into their hearts. Focusing on money becomes a way to distract and to reinforce the illusion of control in the face of increasing chaos. For me, the desire to keep playing poker while the ship is sinking is just crazy. But I suppose we all have our ways of dealing with the unthinkable. It just seems like beating a dead horse.

    So aren't you glad you asked! smiley

    • Wed, Nov 06, 2013 - 12:37am

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      Rod Removal

    Enenews.com says that the removal of the rods has been postponed for at least two weeks – the stated concerns are legal and political. I feel a bit of relief but only temporarily because at some point the rods will have to be removed. It would be a little more reassuring if it wasn't Tepco doing it.

    • Tue, Oct 22, 2013 - 07:40pm

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      jdye51

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      Amanda

    My husband and I do without wheat as much as possible. It's easier at home of course although a local restaurant offers gluten free pasta and pizza. Seems like more restaurants are offering gluten free alternatives. At P.F, Chang's they note the GF items and will use a special plate just for GF meals to set them apart.

    We used to use Udi's but then our food coop began carrying a millet bread that is quite good and is GF. We tried wheat free hot dog and hamburger buns but they don't hold up well. They aren't foods we eat that often – so we have a little wheat. Sometimes when eating out, we will have something wheat – it can be hard to resist when we don't have obvious symptoms like you do. I'm probably better about it than my husband but he's willing at least.

    It  sounds like you don't have to worry about wheat in condiments etc. or in supplements. I haven't gone that far in eliminating wheat. I do have some GF tamari sauce also and we use brown rice and brown rice pasta. I'm a pasta fiend so I'm happy to get it – and organic when I can. I buy various pastas by the case as part of my preps. Corn chips are on occasional treat with salsa.

    We have some quinoa but have to find some recipes to try it. If that goes well, I'll stock up on that too. How do you use it?

    How has being GF affected your food preps?

     

    • Wed, Oct 09, 2013 - 08:02pm

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      Emotional Factors

    My downfall is at night after dinner when I am less active and feeling tired. I want to reward myself for making it through another day. The trick is to only have low cal snacks around. Right now I will sometimes have a couple of small slices of organic cheddar cheese because the fat is more satisfying than munching on a carrot. That way I'm not so inclined to keep on grazing. But – a work in progress.

    My biggest challenge is my own resistance. I am becoming more aware of how a part of me keeps sabotaging my efforts in any positive move for myself, including weight loss. Maybe that can be a part of this discussion as well as the diet and exercise elements. How do you overcome your resistance especially after the first flush of positive energy dissipates and the crankiness sets in?

    Resilience is a good motivator. Health is a good motivator. Feeling better is one too. What motivates you the most? For those who have lost a lot of weight before and gained it back, what will you do differently to keep it off?

    Finally, do not eat Pacific ocean fish!

    Joyce

    • Tue, Oct 08, 2013 - 07:34pm

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      Wheat

    My integrative medicine doc recommended the "Wheat Belly" book to me. I am trying to avoid wheat as much as possible but not sure if it's having an effect. Of course, I haven't cut it out completely like Yoxa it's the eating out that's hard – pizza! But on a day to day basis, I avoid it. I'll be glad to report back here on how I'm doing as I need to lose too. With age has come extra weight and it has to come off in the name of resilience.

    Good luck everyone!

    Joyce

    • Sun, Sep 29, 2013 - 04:21am

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      Bradford

    Thanks for the 3 articles in the DD on Fukushima. I notice there are no comments on them (as yet). Not surprising as it's a particularly depressing and scary read. I had read 2 of them elsewhere but appreciate seeing them here.

    I've also read an article that downplays the direness of the situation. At first I felt relieved as Fukushima is on my mind so much and I wondered just how bad the worse case scenario could be. But after reading these again, I'm back to being very worried.

    It's not likely that the current Japanese PM will be willing to ask for international help. That leaves TEPCO in charge. The same company that created the problem. So, I'm assuming something will go wrong and it's just a matter of how bad it turns out to be. I confess to really freaking out about Fukushima. The situation is far from being under control. Once they start to pull the rods, all hell could break loose.

    I hope others here will read the articles and their links and we can talk about it. I would really like to believe it's not as bad as it appears to be. But I'm afraid it is.

    Joyce

     

     

    • Wed, Sep 18, 2013 - 08:04pm

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      jdye51

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      Sirocco

    Check out this short article:

    http://enenews.com/gundersen-theyve-admitted-all-boron-disintegrated-between-spent-fuel-fukushima-chain-reaction-rods-close-together-pool-audio

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