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Store still cutting hours….

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No end in sight for now. Definitely needs some more stimulus money. Not that we’ll get it until the Repubs get out of power again. But who knows. Once the shit hits the fan they’ll probably be begging for spending to save their owners.

P.s. did you notice none of their constituencies are being cut.  Told you so. Not a nickels worth of difference between the parties. None!

The Archdruid Report: The Onset of Catabolic Collapse

This is all the more challenging because the foreshortening of history cuts both ways; it makes small but sudden events look more important than they are, and it also helps hide slow but massive shifts that will play a much greater role in shaping the future. Recent increases in the price of oil, for example, kicked off a flurry of predictions suggesting that hyperinflation and the sudden collapse of industrial society are right around the corner; identical predictions were made the last time oil prices spiked, the time before that, and the time before that, too, so the traditional grain of salt may be worth adding to them this time around. (We’ll most likely get hyperinflation in the US, granted, but my guess is that that will come further down the road.) Look at all these price spikes and notice that the peaks and troughs have both tended gradually upwards, on the other hand, and you may just catch sight of the signal hidden in all that noise – the fact that providing industrial civilization with its most important fuel is loading a greater burden on the world’s economies with every year that passes.


Written by mrcauser

February 21, 2011 at 4:49 am

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