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Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue ( now available online ). Although photography was still in its infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a new and visceral way.
<img alt="" src="/threatlevel/wp-content/gallery/20-04/ff_nsadatacenter_f.jpg" title="Feature" width="660"/> 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.
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
Japan's only energy source: oil?
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.
Millennium Project 2020 Global Energy Scenarios
The International Energy Agency has just issued a special report titled, “ Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas? ” The answer to that question is “yes” only if you are a natural gas producer who doesn’t care much about humanity.
Christianity grew out of a mixture of Persian Mithraism, Judaism and the works of individuals such as St. Paul who gave us written records of this synthesis. 1. Mithraism “ Spirit of Spirit, if it be your will, give me over to immortal birth so that I may be born again - and the sacred spirit may breathe in me. ”
Augustine was bishop of Hippo (in the Roman colony on the northern coast of western Africa). He was the first major figure in the Church to set forth a list which included all of the disputed Old Testament books without making any distinction between the fully canonical Hebrew books and the lesser books derived from the Septuagint.
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Here's some idle thinking for a sunny afternoon at the end of winter. To access it, let's make a simple assumption that economics, politics, and warfare are all a function of the dominant technological substrate. A technological substrate is the family of related technologies that we rely upon. In the 20th Century, we were clearly reliant on an industrial substrate.
Economic Collapse Blog Saturday, September 17, 2011
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