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Kalliope

 
Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.  

Join us every Tuesday night for drinks at the Daily Kos community political poetry club
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How will they stay warm,
on the cold winter nights
of the year 2100?

Firewood,
or enriched uranium?

What will warm their stomachs?

Insects,
or eggs?

Fish and wild game?

Will there still be
computers and the Internet?

Will the death penalty
be democratically used,
with small groups killing
their own members,
or invaders,
when they can find no help in the offenders,
just harm?

I think nearly everyone
will work very hard,
as hard as they are able,
and do it with a certain joy,
not reluctantly,
not with bitter resentment.

What do you hope
for the year of 2100?

Outline of the Book:

* Title:
Famine in America by 2050:
the Post-Peak Oil American Apocalypse

* Table of Contents:

1 America's Future: a Short Summary
2 Technology to the Rescue?
   Too Little, Too Late
3 Death in America
4 The American Survivors' Way of Life
5 Epilogue: One Thousand Years

diesel fuel price chart

Per gallon price of diesel fuel has been increasing since 2003
So,
if anyone asks,
when will this shortage
of diesel fuel start?

The answer is,
it already started,
in 2004.

I talked with a farmer,
and heard it from her own mouth,
she said in 2003,
she had a contract
to get diesel fuel
for 52 cents a gallon,
and since then,
the price has increased
sixfold,
to about $3 a gallon.

The more research I do,
and the more I think about it,
the more I'm convinced,
the transition will be hell,
and millions will starve,
but the survivors,
with so much scrap materials,
and using various technologies,
from the last hundred or so years,
the survivors will build a new world,
comfortable enough
to relax and enjoy life,
once again.

As long as they finally learn,
what Malthus and Ehrlich
tried to tell us:

Contraception is the only way
to rescue civilization
from future famines.

Technology
and fossil fuels
only delay the inevitable.

Thanks for reading.

population growth in real time

Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule:






DAY TIME (EST/EDT) Series Name Editor(s)
SUN 6:00 PM Young Reader's Pavilion The Book Bear
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Sundays
2:00 PM What's on Your E-Reader? Caedy
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Sundays
2:00 PM Bibliophile's Wish List Caedy
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4:00 PM Political Books Susan from 29
Sun 9:30 PM SciFi/Fantasy Book Club quarkstomper
Bi-Monthly Sun Midnight Reading Ramblings don mikulecky
MON 8:00 PM Monday Murder Mystery michelewln, Susan from 29
Mon 11:00 PM My Favorite Books/Authors edrie, MichiganChet
TUES 5:00 PM Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left bigjacbigjacbigjac
alternate Tuesdays 8:00 AM LGBT Literature Texdude50, Dave in Northridge
alternate Tuesdays 8:00 AM All Things Bookstore Dave in Northridge
Tue 8:00 PM Contemporary Fiction Views bookgirl
WED 7:30 AM WAYR? plf515
Wed 2:00 PM e-books Susan from 29
Wed 8:00 PM Bookflurries Bookchat cfk
THU 8:00 PM Write On! SensibleShoes
Thu (first each month) 11:00 AM Monthly Bookpost AdmiralNaismith
alternate Thursdays 11:00 PM Audiobooks Club SoCaliana
FRI 8:00 AM Books That Changed My Life Diana in NoVa
Fri 8:00 PM Books Go Boom! Brecht
Fri 10:00 PM Slightly Foxed -- But Still Desirable shortfinals
SAT (fourth each month) 11:00 AM Windy City Bookworm Chitown Kev
Sat 12:00 PM You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews pwoodford
Sat 9:00 PM Books So Bad They're Good Ellid
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