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December 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Post Carbon Politics Part II: The Train of Ancient and Venerable Prejudices

The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, partriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors. . . . The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto looked up to with reverent awe. . . . The bourgeoisie has torn away from the family its sentimental veil. . . . All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and…


Added by Erik Lindberg on December 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Letter to a brother-in-law

Hey Brother-In-Law,

One final (I promise) thought about all this. Thank you for the discussion. It is valuable to be challenged and I have had to think about things. I appreciate your willingness to engage these issues. This morning I woke up thinking about my ambivalence to our current “system” and the “lifestyle” I am able to extract from it, and my corresponding ambivalence to a crash of this sytem.

When I drive west from my house only a few miles, I enter what is… Continue

Added by Erik Lindberg on December 16, 2010 at 7:22am — No Comments

Post Carbon Politics Part I: Sue Lowden's Chickens

Post Carbon Politics Part I: Sue Lowden’s Chickens

Choose any political and social issue. Without much thought you can probably determine what the contrasting liberal and conservative stance on it is likely to be. The entire world can, in a sense, be divided into liberal/conservative, whether the issue is economic, moral, religious, environmental, even scientific. This has been the case, certainly and dishearteningly, with climate change. So…


Added by Erik Lindberg on December 12, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

The Notes

Fantastic to see that Steering Committee notes are becoming available. Special thanks to all of you on the central committee for making this available and I hope to see more notes soon. Transparency in decision making processes needs to be a central tenet of TT. Thanks again for doing this! Bryce Ruddock

Added by Bryce Ruddock on December 6, 2010 at 6:58pm — 3 Comments

Post Carbon Politics, Intro

At Transition Milwaukee, we’ve been talking about politics lately. Our conversation was precipitated by the visit from the City of Milwaukee’s new “Sustainability Director” at our last Hub Meeting, as well as some discussion about the possibility of “Progressive Radio” in Milwaukee.

The upshot from our listserv discussion, here at Transition Milwaukee, is that there is no consensus, not even the sort of operating consensus that Greer might agree to, about what the appropriate or… Continue

Added by Erik Lindberg on December 4, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments

how I do the no knead bread recipe

I keep getting asked for this so I am re-posting it. :)

how I do the no knead bread recipe

I started with this Recipe

currently I make 6 loaves at a time. I make my batches with as much as 4 and 1/2 cups grains and I let it sit. I like this bread More than kneaded yeast dough that I was making with the…


Added by Sarah Moore on December 3, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Good Things r Coming

i Believe a Time will Come:

when people Listen and Learn from each Other. when Respect and Courtesy as a necessary component of Discourse becomes Commonplace. when Common Sense and Working towards the Common Good become Common Goals. when We all have an Understanding of what is Important in Everyones and Everythings continued Existence. when We Stop being Ruled by Our greed, fears and desires. when the "Bottom Line" is not the ultimate Arbiter Shaping every facet of… Continue

Added by Mark Gill on December 2, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

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