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    "Prophets of Doom", 9-11 p.m., on the History Channel.

    if you miss it, look for a re-run.

    I'm sure it will be a broad cross-section of doom-sayers over time, likely taking both sides and ridiculing the sooth-sayers. But, getting beyond that, note their mention of our impending global food crisis as it relates to escalating fuel prices.

    It's good to see these unpleasant realities finally being acknowledged across the airwaves, even if our Madison Avenue media and Beltway politicians continue to suppress it.
     
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    Great channel ... it's like crack to me.
     
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    Always find it interesting that our grocery stores only have three days of food on hand at anytime.. so if there is sometype of damage to our transportation infrastructure it could have long term devastating effects...

    I soemtimes think about the logistics of keeping big cities stocked...
     
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    The reason grocery stores only keep 3 days supply is due to something called GMROI or Gross Margin Return On Investment. If they suddenly decided to keep 7 days supply, their return on investment would be cut in half.

    I missed it last night and watched a National Geographic special from On Demand about dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. I highly recommend watching this very emotional show as well.
     
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    See, this is the kind of thing I hate to admit may be coming. But in the spirit you presented yesterday, I agree we may be headed for some dark days.

    Let us hope we can find a way to avoid them. I think one of the things we need to do first is make sure CORPORATE PROFIT MOTIVES don't get in our way. Screw the oil companies!!! Seriously, all they want to do is own the next generation of fuel sources and I'd go to war against them if they get in the way of speedy progress.
     
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    We don't want to return to those "bad old days" of the Fifties.

    :bricks::bricks:
     
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    I always have like 100 cans of soup in my house at any one time.

    Those damn nuns and the Russia fear pounded into my brain.

    No freaking Spam though ... absolutely no spam ... Monty Python ruined spam for me.
     
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    I'm proud to say that I have never even forked a crumb of Spam in my life. I wouldn't know what Spam was, unless it showed up in my email box. :rocker:
     
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    Sure it is not because of GMROI or other such nonsense???:D:D:D

    No spam, as a kid was served this about once a week usually fried,

    without regard not much of a margin for error in the food supply..
     
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    Spam
    Me too, I still love it fried, I like it cut as thin as can be cut and then fried crispy, it has to be dragged through two or three "over easy eggs"
     
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    :wha: ... you must have a strong septic system up there in Vinalhaven.
     
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    Spam is "depression food" (1930's) easy to keep no refrigeration, you can fry it, bake it, cook it on a stick beside the railroad tracks, make a sandwich with it, chop it up and eat it with anything or just open the can and start chewing, whenever I want to take a Mental Trip Back To The "Good Old Days" I open a can of Spam.

    One of my favorite memory's is of eating a Can Of Spam and a Bulkie Roll in an Empty Freight Car on the railroad tracks in Cambridge and then having sex, I was all alone.


    :D
     
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    My mom bought spam one time. I think it was some type of a test, or a "this is what could happen" if we go into another Great Depression..................we failed the test.
     
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    Your Mother knew, it has to grow on you, you have to start eating it at a very young age, there were times back in the 30's that you would actually go for two or three without eating, there were times back in 1936 that I would have eaten a piece of sh!t if it was cooked right.
     
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    So you ate the spam and then you did the roll ... :eek:
     
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    Kids that are growing up nowadays, will not get the lessons from earlier generations. Obviously, you experienced the Great One first hand. I experienced how some older people acted at certain times, which was formed from thier depression years. My grandfather was the general manager of WEEI, during those years and I believe his lowest salary was $10,000 per year (different type of lesson). We learn a lot from our elders, too bad we don't always retain.
     
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    The point about energy cost and escalating food prices is very well taken. This is why boondoggles like burning corn as fuel is especially maddening. We use more fuel growing corn that we get as ethanol and restrict the acreage available to grow food at the same time.

    We should be using fuel sources that are available and not making energy deliberately more expensive due to belief in non existent MMGW.
     
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    HC has already run it back twice now. The show centralized around 6 very esteemed men seated in an empty bunker discussing, in turn, their doom of study.

    they were, in order:

    - overpopulation
    - economic meltdown
    - peak oil (linked very closely with above)
    - water shortage
    - artificial intelligence (this part seemed weak)
    - nuclear confrontation

    Besides the terminator scenario, all of the other 5 are quite valid and right on our doorstep. To me, the nuclear question becomes ever more imminent due to the growing shadow of the other four, which are causing immense strain on hyper-complex societies desperate to keep feeding the beast. Because you see, if resources can not keep up, demand must be crushed.

    I only dismiss the artificial intelligence scenario because it's so far off in the future, and such technology depends so heavily on fossil fuels anyway, we'll never get to that point. Much the same reason I believe we need to scrap NASA, which is an immense waste of fuel.
     
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