Weekly tags

The first stop on this week’s tour is New Zealand where we encountered the NZConservativesas they blogged on the environmental movement’s idea of turning off the lights for an hour.  I saved a lot of money by just travelling the airways and had a great time jumping into the discussion.  The conservatives down there sound quite a bit like the ones we have up here –thoughtful, sarcastic, confrontational, and almost willing to listen.

Next on the agenda, we arrived back home to the enjoyably light hearted Milk in the closetpersonal finance blog.  Here’s what the author had to say about her point of view:

Milk in the Closet – a blog about faith, parenthood, and whatever else pops into my head.

As a former teacher, Christian, and downright opposite of everything this sweet little blog seems to be about I couldn’t help spending time browsing through and seeing what the other side is thinking about these days.  Reminds me of my own youth when it was twice on Sunday and once in the middle of the week for me.  You know it might not be so bad for me to keep in touch with her kind of sincerity.

After that we settled down to a good old session of blogosphere styled research as we visited several sites to try and get a handle on the economic crisis facing the country. 

Sudden Debt is a site run by economist calling himself, Hellasious and as he explains, he was:

Educated as an engineer, almost my entire professional activity has been in finance, particularly in money, FX and credit markets and their derivatives. PS: I can spell fine. “Hellasious” stands for “Hell as IOU’s”.

I admire and envy the bloggers who can explain clearly and demonstrate with graphic examples.  This guy is definitely a hard contrast to Ms. MC and well worth the visit. 

Publius2012 looks at the responses to the environmental peak crisis and sees a return to the land as the solution.  Simplify, cutback, use less, waste less, and yes, see this through a progressive’s eyes. You don’t have to look very far to see this perspective these days.  But I strongly advise that if you want to understand the mix you had better be ready to read all the labels. 

Price of Oil the title seems self-explanatory for this blog but I have to say that the degree of information and the diligence at which it is appearing on the web is astounding.  Opinionated, yes.  Backed up by hard facts and a ton of research, that too.  We just need to figure out how to keep on sharing and using what we know.   Things are bound to get better, aren’t they?

Well that’s it for this week folks.  I hope you had fun, too.


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