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  • The Gray Light of Morning | John Michael Greer

    July 23, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- I try to wear my archdruid’s hat lightly in these essays, but every so often I field questions that touch directly on the issues of ultimate meaning that our culture, however clumsily, classifies as “religious.” Two comments in response to the post here two weeks ago raised such issues, in a way that’s relevant enough to this series of posts and important eno...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 21, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 21, 2014 -- Friends Committee on National Legislation July 21 Noon-1:15 p.m., Robert Litwak, Wilson Center; Mitchell Reiss, Washington College; and David Sanger, New York Times, " Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves ." Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online . July 22 9:05 a.m., Gen. William Shelton, C...

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  • War Zones | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 21, 2014 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summed it up the other day when he said, “We use our rockets to protect our women and children; they use their women and children to protect their rockets.” Some time ago, the Left adopted the Palestinians as their pet oppressed minority group so there is nothing that Israel might do that will be ok...

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  • Smile For The Aliens | John Michael Greer

    July 16, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- Last week’s post , with its uncompromising portrayal of what descent into a dark age looks like, fielded the usual quota of voices insisting that it’s different this time. It’s a familiar chorus, and I confess to a certain wry amusement in watching so many changes get rung on what, after all, is ultimately a non sequitur. Grant that it’s different this time: so...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 14, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 14, 2014 | Friends Committee on National Legislation July 2-20 P5+1 and Iran continue negotiations on a nuclear agreement. Vienna. July 12-? Secretary of State John Kerry joins the P5+1 and Iran nuclear negotiations. Vienna. July 14 Noon-1:00 p.m., Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; Jonathan Leslie, research consultant; and Reza Marashi, National Iranian Amer...

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  • Struggle to the Death |James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 14, 2014 For public consumption, the fatuous haircut-in-search-of-a-brain, a.k.a. Secretary of State John Kerry, hauled out the dog-eared playbook for “negotiating a ceasefire” between the Palestinian Hamas leadership and Israel. Neither side takes him seriously, of course. In this historic moment of Islamic uproar across the entire region, Hamas is ...

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  • Bright Were The Halls Then | John Michael Greer

    July 9, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- Arnold Toynbee, whose magisterial writings on history have been a recurring source of inspiration for this blog, has pointed out an intriguing difference between the way civilizations rise and the way they fall. On the way up, he noted, each civilization tends to diverge not merely from its neighbors but from all other civilizations throughout history. Its pol...

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  • We Are All Ninja Turtles Now | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 7, 2014 With lakes, swimming holes, rivers, and pools beckoning, I went to a sporting goods chain store at the mall -- where else? -- seeking a new bathing suit (pardon the quaint locution). The store was curiously named Dick’s. All they had were clown trunks. By this I mean a garment designed to hang somewhere around mid-calf, instantly transforming...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 7, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 7, 2014 -- Friends Committee on National Legislation June 27-July 7 House of Representatives Independence Day recess. July 2-? P5+1 and Iran continue negotiations on a nuclear agreement. Vienna. July 7 Morning, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton meet to discuss the on-going negotiations on Iran's nuclear program....

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  • In a Handful of Dust | John Michael Greer

    July 2, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- All things considered, it’s a good time to think about how much we can know about the future in advance. A hundred years ago last Saturday, as all my European readers know and a few of my American readers might have heard, a young Bosnian man named Gavrilo Prinzip lunged out of a crowd in Sarajevo and emptied a pistol into the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wi...

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  • Voila: World War Three | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust June 30, 2014 Whoever really runs things these days for the semi-mummified royal administration down in Saudi Arabia must be leaving skid-marks in his small-clothes thinking about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his ISIS army of psychopathic killers sweeping hither and thither through what is again being quaintly called “the Levant.” ISIS just concluded an orgy ...

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