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  •  There will be wars, and nasty ones, ahead of that (1+ / 0-)
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    Evolutionary

    As a rule, human beings are more forward-looking than we often deride, enough to see scarcity coming even if the drivers of it are ignored.

    My money is on the four "I"s - Israel, Iran, India and Indonesia - all being close to major war theaters in the coming century and by 2100, all four are likely nuclear powers. Two are already.

    •  We like to pretend that we aren't already having (3+ / 0-)

      resource wars.  Water and food will become precious commodities, even here in the most fertile valley in the world where I live.
      If I were profit-motivated, I would buy up land in Northern California, and Oregon.  There will be mass exodus from the southern half of the most populated state - to more northern areas.  
      I guess I have a good start.  I live near a river in Northern California, and I am an expert at growing food in my climate conditions - in my front yard.  My neighbors either think I am crazy, or applaud me for doing it.

      #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

      by Evolutionary on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 02:00:55 PM PST

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      •  Wealth of all forms is carcass meat (1+ / 0-)
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        Something larger predators steal from smaller ones - or from the bones of herbivores.

        A crass way to say that things of any kind are ephemeral.

        There's just nothing that's worth anything but time and good people to spend it with, and work on ways to spend it lovingly in their service.

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