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The Death of Suburbia Pt. 2

Discussions about the economic and financial ramifications of PEAK OIL

Re: The Death of Suburbia Pt. 2

Unread postby theluckycountry » Sat 21 Oct 2023, 16:14:02

noobtube wrote:This may be hard to believe, but there are Americans who want nothing to do with Israel or Arab politics or headaches.

America has enough problems without importing more trouble.


Oh it's not hard to believe, but what the American public want and what they get are two different things. The elites that run the nation have their own plans for it, as is obvious by the policies that "Both" major parties share, Israel being just one. They only differ on minor political issues, and these are trumped up, exaggerated, to make it look like they are diametrically apposed to each other. It creates the two halves of the political spectrum, dividing the nation. A very clever system of control, that is in no way detrimental to the money flow from the the people to the top, to banks, government and corporations.

Major US banks are continuing to close branches across the US, leaving an increasing number of Americans without access to basic financial services. Bank of America axed 21 branches in the first week of October, according to a bulletin published by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Friday.

Wells Fargo shuttered 15, while US Bank and Chase reported closing nine and three respectively. In total, some 54 locations had either closed or were scheduled to close between October 1 and October 7. That is just one week!
https://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a-f ... f-workers/

Big things are afoot.
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Re: The Death of Suburbia Pt. 2

Unread postby noobtube » Sat 21 Oct 2023, 22:41:18

theluckycountry wrote:
noobtube wrote:This may be hard to believe, but there are Americans who want nothing to do with Israel or Arab politics or headaches.

America has enough problems without importing more trouble.


Oh it's not hard to believe, but what the American public want and what they get are two different things. The elites that run the nation have their own plans for it, as is obvious by the policies that "Both" major parties share, Israel being just one. They only differ on minor political issues, and these are trumped up, exaggerated, to make it look like they are diametrically apposed to each other. It creates the two halves of the political spectrum, dividing the nation. A very clever system of control, that is in no way detrimental to the money flow from the the people to the top, to banks, government and corporations.

Major US banks are continuing to close branches across the US, leaving an increasing number of Americans without access to basic financial services. Bank of America axed 21 branches in the first week of October, according to a bulletin published by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Friday.

Wells Fargo shuttered 15, while US Bank and Chase reported closing nine and three respectively. In total, some 54 locations had either closed or were scheduled to close between October 1 and October 7. That is just one week!
https://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a-f ... f-workers/

Big things are afoot.


At this point, I'm philosophical about the collapse. In the United States, the average Joe is powerless. The population is completely demoralized.

Big Pharma chains are failing. Big Box stores are failing. Big Banks are shrinking. Big Tech is faltering. Big Oil is losing power. The boys want to be girls and the girls want to be boys.

Food inflation is crazy! Credit card interest rates are over 20%!! I just can't believe it. Has America become that desperate for cash?

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/credit-c ... card-debt/

This place is going to hell fast.
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Re: The Death of Suburbia Pt. 2

Unread postby theluckycountry » Sun 22 Oct 2023, 04:53:05

noobtube wrote:
The average credit card interest rate on accounts with balances that assessed interest was 22.16% in May

This place is going to hell fast.


Yes, but no faster than Sweden or the UK I suspect, nor of all of western Europe, or India probably. Not many bright spots left in the world economically. I remember in my teens going to a pawn broker to borrow some money on a spear gun, it was about 22%. That's usury!

Limits to growth, limits to growth.
https://www.peakoilindia.org/wp-content ... pdated.pdf

Contents
Authors’ Preface ix
1. Overshoot 1
2. The Driving Force: Exponential Growth 17
3. The Limits: Sources and Sinks 51
4. World3: The Dynamics of Growth
in a Finite World 129

The Limits: Sources and Sinks

The technologies we adopted that enabled us to maintain constant
or declining dollar costs for resources often required ever-increasing
amounts of direct and indirect fuel . . . this luxury becomes a costly
necessity, requiring that increasing proportions of our national
income be diverted to the resource-processing sectors in order to
supply the same quantity of resource.
—World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987


That's fracking.

The first cause of overshoot is growth, acceleration, rapid change. For
more than a century many physical features of the global system have
been growing rapidly. For example, population, food production, industrial
production, consumption of resources, and pollution are all growing, often
more and more rapidly. Their increase follows a pattern that mathemati-
cians call exponential growth.


Hardly anyone understands the exponential function, or it's consequences in human systems. A mouse plague is an example of exponential growth.
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Re: The Death of Suburbia Pt. 2

Unread postby theluckycountry » Sat 06 Jan 2024, 03:52:55

As good a commentary on suburban life as I have seen. Nothing worse than a man or a woman who lives out their lives in the shadow of their children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVLrBJYGxk4
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