Thursday, July 13, 2006

N.K./Japan; Second Enron Death; SARS, Bird Flu/Climate; Voter ID Card Law Illegal;

Man Tied to Enron Found Dead in London

Federal Judge Rules Voter ID Card Law in Georgia is Illegal

N. Korea Warns Japan of Destruction in Case of Attack; 8-Nation Naval Exercises

China to Fight Climate-Induced Illnesses (Bird Flu, SARS)

14 comments:

Green2Go said...

The NY Times article on the Second Enron Death is a member only site, but BBC has an article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5173228.stm

Also related to the NatWest Three...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5175058.stm

getoned said...

As I question my friends and associates here in Japan, there are some who don`t seem the least bit worried about the headlines coming from North Korea. Many say that they have lived with the "whinings" of North Korea most of their life and that as Asians, they "know" the Koreans.

I have been here 4 years, and I can honestly say I fear for my life!

Peaked out said...

I had been hoping this blog would have constructive info. I am very curious as to what types of things others are doing to prepare for all things related to peak oil. Is there a good place to find such things?

Not being fabulously wealthy or completely unencumbered by life's trappings, I am curious as to what steps others are taking who have limited resources or mobility.

Peaked out said...

I was hoping to find discussions about the steps people of modest means are taking to prepare for the changes peak oil will bring. Is there a good place to look?

Peaked out said...

just trying to post, keep failing.

FTW admin said...

dear 'peaked out'

re solutions, check out some of the links on the right hand side of this page, esp postcarbon.org and 'community solutions.'

FTW admin said...

sorry, by 'right hand side of the page' i was referring to the original blog. permatopia is also a good source of information.

Leigh McKeirnan said...

I know there is some "lifeboat" website out of Astoria that helps people and sends speakers. I heard their is a The Permaculture Institue in Portland. I saw permaculture on the FTW website page but when I clicked on it the agreement says pay all fees and I like all that info up front before i agree to anything. I am personally joining a Washington STate Master gadener's group to learn everything and contacting another woman that has a nursery to find out what one can eat naturally out in the woods. I feel like an idiot doing this. I know people right now that love country living, raise their own hens, one has her own old cooking stove before any of this. I am switching over to buying off local markets and local farmer's market. I bank at a credit union locally. We live off very little and my husband's plant shut down and we were in a federal disaster landslide area from nearby logging so not much money. I am selling a house to get out of the system. I moved my 401K out of bonds, paid of debts, bought a tiny bit of gold. I haven't been able to convince my husband to move from our own slide area home so I am currently finding out how safe or not it is here and then will move to where it is -somewhere with a creek and agricultrual land. Oh and a golf course for my husband who doesn't believe any of this. I tell the local newspaper and groups about all this-a few articles say they might have heard but even I am not convinced because I am so alone in this belief. Still I tell everyone...I checked onto this site for advice too but so many are so much more knowledgeable than I, I feel guilty for asking for solutions and advice selfishly for my minor stuff when others can do more. I ordered the Cuba film showing how they survived from FTW (don't forget to send it FTW-since they were broken into- my mail came close to then) and I asked for the survival guide when I sent my $60 in in May or June....another thing to remember me for thanks. My mail address is 146 South Vista Way Kelso 98626 Leigh McKeirnan any advice from anyone appreciated lmckeirnan@yahoo.com you can publish-I don't care

Howlin_Dog said...

Peaked out:
Not only am I not fabulously wealthy but I am pretty much a ground dweller. So, having learned the hard way, I live my live pretty much like a prairie dog. I take baby steps into unknown territory... do lots of looking around once I am out of my normal territory and always always always am near a hole to scurry into if times get rough.

Now to get a little more serious about what I do: I fix things, not only do I often save money, but I learn new skills. I am learning to live without some of the comforts. For example, my ac went out on my car. By not fixing that I am getting more used to the heat and actually enjoying summer more. I am learning to grow a small garden. That does several things. I am building my soil. Learning about plants and planting. I am eating healthier and since I tilled the soil by hand I got a bunch of needed exercise.
Some things I will be doing soon. I will be attending the local flea market (6:00 AM on Sunday... ouch). Knowing who to trade with and how to trade will be a good skill. We also have a farmers market (with real farmers not just traders). I also repaired one of the bicycles, my fat butt can use the exercise.

Yeah. All small but all a step forward.

A really great site on the web for the "Good Ole Yankee Ingenuity" (how long has it been since you heard that term). http://www.otherpower.com/learningcurve.html
Great site for "do-it-yerself" motivation.

Howlin_Dog said...

Oh yeah.... another way to figure out what might get you by when times get rough.

Any of the joke e-mails or sites you find that make fun of rednecks, hillbilly's, trailer trash, ghetto dwellers, etc., etc., etc. Look at the creations of these folks who are somehow getting by and you will see possibilites for keeping on keeping on.

FTW admin said...

thanks howlin dog. as a result of your suggestion, 'other power' has just been added to the links on this blog's homepage.

Rice Farmer said...

I've been here in Japan a long time, and I'm not shaken much by NK. The US propaganda-regurgitating Japanese media blow this all out of proportion, and neglect to mention that, for example, NK is breaking no laws, and has a right to test missiles. Although NK's leaders are nuts, they're no crazier than Bush and the neocons, who continually threaten NK. The bottom line is, I feel considerably more threatened by the US than by NK. The reality is that NK could possibly pump a few missiles into Japan or even the US, but Bush -- a mentally unstable basket case with his finger on the nuclear trigger -- could well plunge the world into nuclear holocaust. Keeping things in perspective always helps.

getoned said...

Thank you rice farmer. I neglected to say that what cause me to fear for my life is the 2 "spoiled brats" (Kim & Bush) that weld considerable power in the world. Not only do they weld power, they would more than likely "throw a tandrum" and turn the world into radioactive dust.

I must agree with you, rice farmer, I do believe Bush is the bigger threat. And, I honestly don`t believe this world is big enough for 2 spoiled mommy & daddy boy Dictators with Nuclear weapons.

mrs p said...

Yes, we concur with Ricefarmer! Most of what we've seen on Independant Media & also read in a speech by British Playwright, Harold Pinter, (You can read his Nobel Prize Speech for Literature at nobelprize.org, click on Literature)...the nut jobs in the U. S. are far more dangerous. We have more trigger ready nukes than anyone. Ready in 15 minutes. That makes me ill. Who knows what Israel, (our evil twin) will do with their huge arsenal of nukes which they won't admit they have. They haven't signed any NON-Nuke treaty either. It's all so juvenile and moronic. Like I used to say in my teens, "It's time for the little green women to come from outerspace and take over."