Moving forward, agriculture as we have known it will no longer be a given. We will need to lean heavily on perennial crops such as fruit and nut trees. But how can we increase the chances of getting a living baseline yield from these orchards?
USA TODAY explores the human cost of allowing Americans with mental illness to languish without care: On the dark edge of that spectrum is a consuming urge to die, and those committed to understanding suicide say there are potential solutions if there is a national will to seize on them.
Khannea Suntzu's insight:
Why not use your suicide in a productive manner? I mean kerosine isn't that expensive. Go out with a bang.
Since wealthy people squander a disproportionate amount of wealth on themselves and their families, killing them off is a good wealth preservation strategy—for the rest of us, so feel free to do your part.
There are substantial and profound changes developing around the world today that eventually will affect just about everyone. The human race is starting to feel the natural consequences of every sinister thing we as a race have been about. Last week really shook markets, especially in Europe—things are destabilizing across the board—oil prices are plunging [...]
Virtually every past civilization has eventually undergone collapse, a loss of socio-political-economic complexity usually accompanied by a dramatic decline in population size. Some, like those of Egypt and China, have recovered from collapses at various stages; others, like that of Easter Island or the Classic Maya, were apparently permanent.