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Frans Bouman

Radical centrist & global villager appreciative of the past and concerned about the future.


The Civil War, Part 1: The Places - In Focus. The Surveillance Catalog - The Wall Street Journal. As the Internet has grown to handle more data, monitoring companies have had to keep up.

The Surveillance Catalog - The Wall Street Journal

Danger Room - What's Next in National Security. The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) Photo: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze.

The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

Can we expect the economy to keep growing? If we read the financial pages, economic growth seems to be viewed as the “normal” situation to which economies inevitably return.

Can we expect the economy to keep growing?

But is it really? If we look back over the past 50 years, or even over the past 100 years, economic growth has predominated. Over the longer term, we know that people have become more prosperous, and that world population has grown. Solve For X. Peak oil is real and will stunt any economic recovery. During the last century, society squandered 500 million years of captured sunlight on drag races, traffic jams, private jets and overheated office buildings - warns campaign group Oil company cheerleaders proclaiming huge supplies of oil are dead wrong. Peak oil is as real as rain, and it is here now. Not 2050. Not 2020. Japan heading for energy death spiral? Japan's only energy source: oil?

Japan heading for energy death spiral?

(credit: Mohan R/Wikimedia Commons) Post-Fukushima Japan may be approaching an energy death spiral, says Nobuo Tanaka, past executive director of the International Energy Agency. He argues that if Japan does not find a way to “turn on” its now shuttered nuclear energy reactors, not only will Japan’s already sluggish economic condition be crushed with much larger oil and gas imports from Russia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East — but because of the costs and risk uncertainty — Japan’s powerful manufacturing base may begin pulling out of the world’s third largest economy. Tanaka explained that at current levels, Japan consumes about 5 million barrels of oil a day. Without domestically produced nuclear energy, Japan falls about 10% or half a million barrels of oil short of what it must have. The narrowing window for a transition to a sustainable industrial society. The viability of modern civilization depends on two important dimensions: 1) the continuous availability and deployment of essential resources and 2) the long-term productivity and habitability of our environment.

The narrowing window for a transition to a sustainable industrial society

Acquiring and deploying the necessary resources tends to be a short-term goal. We may have stockpiles of ready food, fuel and other nondurable goods, but they are not typically meant to last for years. Our long-term goal ought to be maintaining the productivity and habitability of our environment. Energy Scenarios. Millennium Project 2020 Global Energy Scenarios Introduction Abstract of the Scenarios Scenario 1.

Energy Scenarios

IEA's "Golden Age of Gas Scenario" Leads to More Than 6°F Warming and Out-of-Control Climate Change. By Joe Romm on June 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm "IEA’s “Golden Age of Gas Scenario” Leads to More Than 6°F Warming and Out-of-Control Climate Change" The International Energy Agency has just issued a special report titled, “Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas?”

IEA's "Golden Age of Gas Scenario" Leads to More Than 6°F Warming and Out-of-Control Climate Change

The answer to that question is “yes” only if you are a natural gas producer who doesn’t care much about humanity. For the rest of us, the report makes clear natural gas by itself does nothing to avert catastrophic climate change. The Future of Oil: Geology versus Technology. Gasland/Fracking. The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas. EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement. Mithraism and Early Christianity. Christianity grew out of a mixture of Persian Mithraism, Judaism and the works of individuals such as St.

Mithraism and Early Christianity

Paul who gave us written records of this synthesis. St Augustine on the Canon of Scripture. 5X the amount of Strawberries from the greenhouse. Centre for Research on Globalization. The Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War III. Note to Readers: Remember to bookmark this page for future reference.

The Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War III

Please Forward the GR I-Book far and wide. Global Guerrillas. Tesla's autopilot went live a couple of weeks ago (it's one of the first car brands to do this).

Global Guerrillas

Unlike the autopilots and cruise controls of the past, it's an autonomous system. This means it isn't limited to the capabilities you get when you pop it out of the box. It gets better as you train it and provide it with experience. » 25 Signs That A Horrific Global Water Crisis Is Coming Alex Jones. Economic Collapse Blog Saturday, September 17, 2011 Every single day, we are getting closer to a horrific global water crisis. This world was blessed with an awesome amount of fresh water, but because of our foolishness it is rapidly disappearing. Rivers, lakes and major underground aquifers all over the globe are drying up, and many of the fresh water sources that we still have available are so incredibly polluted that we simply cannot use them anymore.

Without fresh water, we simply cannot function. Why Arctic sea ice shouldn't leave anyone cold - Arctic Sea Ice. The sea ice is leaving us a bit more every year. It's time to start contemplating its absence, which is why I teamed up with Kevin McKinney to write an extended version of the shorter piece you might see pop up here and there. Because you know, disappearing sea ice isn't without consequences.

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Product Flash Tour - Flojak Hand Well Pump - Deep Well Hand Pumps - Hand Pump Shallow Well. Shintomiza Theater Tokyo 1880s. Tokyo’s Shintomiza Theater (新富座) was managed by the legendary Morita Kanya (守田勘弥, 1846-1897), who introduced direct ticket sales—which used to be monopolized by theater teahouses—, bright lights and evening performances to the Japanese theater. His experiments and modernizations in both method and content made the Shintomiza Tokyo’s premier theater. When former US president Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was invited to watch kabuki during his 1879 (Meiji 12) stay in Japan, it was this theater that he visited. For this special occasion, lacquered chairs and carpets were brought in from a nearby palace. Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide. Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Everywhere 2011. Rapamycin, 99%, Compare Vendors' Quality and $ Prices. View Full Product Information for Rapamycin Here Click here for printable/downloadable PDF version of this price comparison table ** Our prices are lower than other vendors', but there is no compromise in quality.

Read how we are able to accomplish this: Product Quality Discussion. NOTES: 1. The purpose of our competitor price comparison tables is to enable our visitors to compare the prices and purities of products of nominally equivalent quality, for vendors whose price and purity claims are openly available from a website or catalog (without a need for the customer to contact the vendor and request a quotation in order to obtain a price and purity for a standard product size).

Political Systems

Elements of the Next Global Economic System. Some Elements of the Next Global Economic System. 1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres. 10,000 fish 500 yards compost. Post Peak.

  1. fgbouman Oct 19 2011
    One more thing to report - now that I know how it works, peachtrees works fine with Terra, which is a much nicer browser than Safari.
  2. amsika Oct 19 2011
    Thanks for the details! it should appear in the bookmarks bar. Does the bookmark bar appear in Safari? You can manage this in the settings. Also, in the step 3 of the installation process, have you checked that you're adding the pearler in the bookmark bar ?
  3. amsika Oct 17 2011
    Yes, it works on iOS5. Do you manage to install it ? What happens when you try to pearl a webpage?
  4. fgbouman Oct 16 2011
    I haven't been able to get pearler running on either safari or terra on my iPad. I've followed the instructions exactly and it doesn't work. Have you tested on iOS5?