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Friday, November 04, 2005

APPLE and the Moonbats at the Arts Center

I was listening to KNCO’s On the Town today, and leaned the Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy (APPLE) will be holding a meeting on November 14th at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. I was amazed to learn, once demand for oil surpasses supply by 5 percent, the economy will start to shut down. In preparation for this shut down, attendees will learn about developing a sustainable locally economy, growing their own grain, securing a local dairy, harvesting fallen apples, and preparing for life with out oil. Back to the 1800s.

On the other hand, we learned that now one knows the time scale for this disaster, but we better be prepared by laying down a foundation for local survival. We can start by not buying from Wal-Mart, as they will not be their when we need them. The do not sell crosscut saws, only gas burning chain saws. It is better to buy local, as the mom and pop stores will be there when we run out of oil. Anyone know of a mom and pop store that sells crosscut saws?

I went on the APPLE and the Post Carbon Institute (who is providing the APPLE speaker) web sites, but could find no mention of oil sands or oil shale reserves, some 500 billion barrels in the US, 300 billion in Canada alone. Maybe this is why the time scale for this peak oil crisis is just a little hazy.

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