They're Catching On!

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  1. 9anda1f

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    This is an editorial on an MSM (main stream media) webpage ... "Market Watch". The truth is beginning to be heard!

    "Myth of Perpetual Growth is Killing America"

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/m...th-is-killing-america-2012-06-12?pagenumber=1

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    Geez, that guy thinks it won't start to hit home until 2020. He is an optimistic realist.

    Heck, these events have begun to accelerate 7-8 years ago...
     
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    The WSJ has a circulation of about 2.4-million. It is the largest daily in the US. Even if only 1-out-of-100 of its subscribers actually read Farrell's columns, that is still a potential 24,000 people who may be 'hearing' his message.

    :party:
     
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    You are optimistic if you think it will have an affect!
     
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    Me, an optimist? Nah, more so a pragmatist. And like I did write, a very small percentage may be hearing his message. And as we permies all know, acting does not necessarily follow on from listening. All we can do is keep trying to lead the way. I'm just surprised the WSJ even publishes his views.
     
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    Even if 24,000 people read the column, it looks like people in the field already know this and are acting upon it. Maybe this could be the start of the death of "old-rich-white guys in charge". It's long been time for a new paradigm anyway. With any kind of luck. we're witnessing the end of capitalism. R.I.P.

    Oddly enough, this article spells out how I think economics should work: Long-term investments with minimal growth.

    What's funny is that these economic bubbles have been coming and going since just about the beginning:
    Following that list, I can see how the 2020 date speculation came about. They're definitely coming quicker, and with a global economy, the outcomes are also going to be global. Makes you wonder how the Illuminati are going to control the world when the world economy is always shaky :p
     
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    Well, it is an older article. So maybe... Buy I doubt it! In my comings and goings in the business world, most people that I know are not only clueless, but resist any such talk.

    IMV, 2007 was the beginning of the decline, no doubt piano-hinged tightly to accessable oil supplies meeting growing demand. Then followed up by those wealthy few who recognized the trend reacting and moving their chess pieces around in hopes of saving them.
     
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    And I'm not a permie! :shake:

    I am now a Permaculture Design Consultant. Quite a few rungs up the ladder, in my estimation.:y:
     
  10. eco4560

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    Rick we are all equal here - no ladder. We all turn into compost sooner or later.
     
  11. Rick Larson

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    Ok, we are all equal. I'm still not a permie. If you want to be, I have no problem with that.
     
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    I'm a permie and I have PDC and a bunch of other letters I could whack after my name. A rose by any other name.... But I'm comfortable with you calling yourself what ever you like!
     
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    Ok! I think I'm getting the better part of the "we are all equal" deal though... :)
     
  14. Unmutual

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    I told my daughter to shove me in the ground and plant a tree on top of me, after I die of course.

    And yes, a lot of people have completed a PDC plus some here. But like Eco said, we're all equal.
     
  15. Rick Larson

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    I'm just wondering if anyone wants to know why I am repelled from using the word permie. Seems like some of you either don't really care about another person's ideas and feelings, or, you are stuck on a certian concept as to why I don't like it. I have been reading and listening to Bill Mollison, and I believe the first question out of his mouth would be to ask me what I don't like about this term.

    I want to be composted first. My bacteria would be in its final glory, my dna has a better chance at finding a home somewhere else.
     
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    I'll bite! Why don't you like the term Permie?
     
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    I am not a Permie, it sounds like some kind of preme baby.

    I am a Permaculturalist.
     
  18. eco4560

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    I assumed that it would be that you felt that anyone could call themselves a permie but only those with a PDC can call themselves a designer. Or simply that the term permie is too colloquial as Pak implies.

    But you know what they say about assumptions and asses... I may be wrong.

    Permaculturalist is too much of a mouthful for me!
     
  19. Rick Larson

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    I already explained my idea, however, there must be some trap door my reply fell through!

    Failure to allow criticism is a red flag.
     
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    I'm a Daddy-hubby-bro-kid-permie-taoist-anarchist-horticulturist-greenie-tight-arsed-pessimist-optimist-spiritualist-lefty-loner.

    But you can call me Grahame if you like.
     

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