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Think about this now we grew food on every bit of land we could, had a largely thrifty and agricultural population, and had food imports from America and the empire and we barely fed a 30 million population, now we are near a 70 million population :shock: :shock: :shock: It really doesn't work like...
Noticed all the energy saving bulbs in our pad have been more 'flickery' than usual... wondered if we were on a bit of a 'brown out'? Energy saving lamps are relatively tolerant of voltage variations, flickering is more likely to be due to cold, they dont tolerate cold that well.[/quote These are c...
I wonder if he has a song waiting in the wings to be the anthem for the revolution Could sell millions.snow hope wrote:Have a look at this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWQ6LXhKmaE
What do you think?
Or you could buy gold which has nothing to do with the *ankers!! Except I bet all the *ankers have bought gold....... wouldn't want to be in the same club. :wink: The superrich billionaires are buying gold, your typical banker is still stuck in the world of paper money... the great thing about gold...
I'm with MrMustard on this. There is no money. Never has been. Just a bunch of phoney promises. However china's banks, (who believe in money) have been borrowing it of someone so who has the power to create Yuan? Does China have a central bank? Is their central bank beholding to the world bank? Answ...
They haven't collapsed. They have oil and gas, strong structures, strong government, food and they have a currency. They did face collapse for a while, but I don't think you could honesty say Russia has collapsed.
- Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:44 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: The latest threat to the global recovery
- Replies: 18
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I haven't read Diamond's book, but it strikes me that developed societies don't have the political option of choosing to change, and the more developed the less the political option as the vested interests of the elite and the clamouring of the lower classes for handouts gets stronger and stronger....
Nuclear really is a terrible idea. Someone put a link on here to a talk by a woman from Automatic Earth (transition town talk). She studied the breakdown of Russian communism, and made the observation that nuclear power requires a complex, well functioning, rich society to maintain it. When a societ...
- Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:02 pm
- Forum: News
- Topic: Blueprint for ‘crucial’ Green Investment Bank published
- Replies: 12
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What your asking for, is in effect, plain old deflation isn't it? I think that's exactly what we're going to see over the next half decade. Money will be taken out of the system, jobs will be lost, and less 'stuff' will be produced, mined, briefly used and then dumped. There's nothing so sustainable...
- Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:50 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Solar panels to be installed on Glastonbury roof
- Replies: 14
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40 things you never knew about Glastonbury 30 megawatts of electricity are used by the festival weekend – around the same as the city of Bath. http://www.nme.com/festivals/photos/40-things-you-never-knew-about-glastonbury/130076/23/1 The population of the festival is larger than Bath - so I expect ...