Surviving Post Peak Oil Civilization – What to Do If the Worst Happens

Back in 1956 a Shell geoscientist M. King Hubbert predicted that America would peak in terms of oil production between 1965 and 1970. He turned out to be correct. It was also predicted that global production would peak shortly after the New Millennium. This may or may not have happened, what is known is that global production has been declining since December 2005. At the same time global demand has been increasing.

Some commentators suggest that the global economy will collapse rapidly after Peak Oil is reached. A minority of those also suggest that modern civilization as we know it will also be seriously effected with the potential collapse of the western world’s infrastructure. Some quote a time scale of just a few years after Peak Oil for this to happen. If this is the case what is the best way to survive into the 2010’s?

ONE: MOVE

If you live in a city or a town you need to move. Even if you live in a large village you need to consider relocating. The reason for this is that there is going to be a lot of competition for scarce resources. If society does break down then large conurbations are going to be the worst place to be. You need to set your sites on a farmstead or croft where you have sufficient defendable land to grow your own produce for you and your family. If you can find an island somewhere so much the better.

TWO: STOCKPILE

You might wish to consider stockpiling as much medicine, tools, equipment, clothing, weaponry and the like. If civilization does collapse then it will be hard to come by most things that we take for granted. When selecting grains make sure that you select suitable ones that can produce viable seeds for future crops and are not dependent on a vast array of chemical fertilizers and insecticide. Also make sure that you do not tell people what you are doing – if you do this then you may become a target for raids.

THREE: LEARN NEW SKILLS

Most people wont have the skills or knowledge to undertake providing for themselves from the land. Learn as many skills as possible that might assist you. You might want to consider learning agricultural or animal husbandry skills.

FOUR: CREATE A LIBRARY

Information may be hard to come by. The internet will not exist if the country’s infrastructure collapses. Get relevant reference books on every subject that might be of use.

FIVE: CONSIDER CREATING A SMALL COLLECTIVE

If you are aware of other people who are thinking along the same lines as you consider forming a collective where each of you undertakes to carry out or learn certain tasks or skills. This way you can help each other and yourself at the same time.

Hopefully Peak Oil has not occurred and will not occur for another couple of decades which will allow countries to reduce or even eliminate the need for oil based products such as petrol or heating oil. However if it has happened it would be worthwhile closely monitoring the situation and being prepared to act should the circumstances dictate.

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Entertainment, Restaurants and Bars in Leicester

The diversity of ethnicities and cultures in Leicester makes it one of the most varied and vibrant cities in the country. The substantial Asian community has brought with it many interesting events which the city enjoys supporting. Complementing the traditional Christian festivities Leicester now also celebrates festivities such as Holi, Diwali, Eid-ul-Fitr and of course the Chinese New Year.

Bars and Pubs:

Partly due to it having two large universities close by the city centre, Leicester city’s bars and clubs are numerous and give a thriving and pulsating feeling to it. Bar and club names can change quite frequently, but this helps to keep the sense of vibrancy in the city in that there is always something new on offer. The Firebug is probably as complete a pub experience as you can get anywhere. The NME student guide for 2005 described it as «A real find for blinding food, beer, tough pub quizzes and lots of live music.» Here there is food to complement the 157 drinks lines they sell, regular live music, access to ‘WiFi’ throughout the premises and Pub Quizzes. Firebug is on Millstone Lane between the Council Offices and the old Town Hall. The Bambu, on the Welford Road below the Council Offices, describes itself as a relaxing café lounge bar blending mystery and sophistication without pretence. The Aqualounge on Wellington Street, more or less opposite the Council Offices is a bar, club and restaurant on 3 floors in one building, with Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights being the club nights. Moving away from the area around the Council offices, in Braunstone Gate, there’s the Loaf which styles itself as a pub to ‘loaf around in’, slow-down, have a drink and let the world go by. If you want a traditional city centre pub, then head for the Globe on Silver Street. Built in 1720 it serves fine draught ales, decent food and has a warm and charming atmosphere.

Restaurants:

There is in Leicester what is known as the ‘Golden Mile’ of Asian food, to which people are drawn from miles around for a truly authentic Asian eating experience. The Golden Mile is centred along the Belgrave Road, leading north out of the city from the Haymarket bus station. Some people would say the nearer to the bus station a place is, the better the restaurant will be. Friends is an award winning Tandoori restaurant with main courses ranging from only £5 to £12. Nearby is Sanjay’s Curry Pot which specialises in the Indian/Portuguese cuisine of the Goa region in India. It is one of the oldest established Asian restaurants in Leicester; prices for a main course are typically between £5 and £13. Moving away from the Belgrave Road and into the city centre, there is the Opera House, which is by the Cathedral in Guildhall Lane. This is well known for its imaginative menus and the sumptuous building in which it is housed. Alongside the market in Hotel Street is The Case, another stylish and contemporary restaurant, which also has a champagne bar in which you can order snacks and light meals. Although technically a bar and restaurant, Mobius, on Braunstone Gate, serves an excellent mix of Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. It’s a relaxing place to eat and produces authentic flavours for the regional food it produces by using only the best produce.

Entertainment:

The De Montfort Hall is probably the best known venue Leicester has, almost a ‘trade-mark’ venue for the city. Built in 1913 and recently refurbished, it can accommodate an audience of 1500 seated or up to 2200 standing. As well as the indoor hall there is an outdoor amphitheater that can house up to 5000. It has played host to classical, jazz, blues, folk, rock and pop music as well as being a venue for touring musical shows. In recent years it has also been increasingly used for conferences and exhibitions.

The Haymarket theater in Leicester was one of the well known repertory theaters in the country. Closed at present, a new theater is currently being built on Halford Street which is due to open in spring 2007. However, complications in the building programme look as if that opening date will now be postponed.

The Phoenix Arts Centre on Newarke Street is a small community venue providing a wide variety of entertainments. It is mainly used for showing films and hosting touring comedy and musical acts. However, it can also be used for theatrical plays and musical productions. There is, of course, a café/bar, which also hosts musical performances.

For live music, apart from at the De Montfort Hall, The Charlotte on Oxford Street is probably the biggest and best known. A fledgling Oasis played here many years ago! This is the venue in Leicester where you’ll first see the up and coming ‘Indie’ bands.

There are currently some 13 nightclubs to choose from in Leicester. Worth mentioning here is the Po Na Na, which apart from its interesting name, is well known for being the place to go for Funk and House music. Two floors with two separate sound systems make this a savvy and party spirited place to be. Po Na Na is in Carey Close near the Jewry Wall.

Leicester has three comedy clubs; Jongleurs (Granby Street), Ship of Fools (using a variety of stages including the Phoenix Arts Centre, and Bottle Rocket (at the Firebug bar).

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One Pound Houses

The cheapest street in Britain. On Wednesday I watched a documentary on Liverpool’s housing scheme – the opportunity to purchase a dilapidated house for a pound and do it up. That sounds like a fabulous idea for those struggling to get on the housing-ladder, and several families had accepted the offer and were eagerly renovating their properties.

However a few problems came to light. Because the area the houses were in was a run down district, there was a lot of crime, vandalizing and even shootings, which was frightening for the new residence. There were only a few sales amid rows of empty houses.

The council had apparently had 2500 enquiries for the properties, why couldn’t they move faster at getting more families in thus creating a thriving community of like-minded people working hard at renovating their homes. A higher occupancy would probably lower vandalism.

Another problem the new purchasers had, was their lack of the skill-set required to repair rooves, flooring and completely renovating a shell. The work obviously had to be completed to a high standard and the new purchasers were working to a small budget and doing as much of the work as possible; also sometimes their work was being destroyed by vandalism.

Some may say why was the council selling off housing stock? They had previously been planned to redevelop the area but funding ran out – but there were benefits to the scheme:

Selling the houses for renovation would bring in council tax.

Homes would be provided.

The area would be tidied up and improved with new residents taking pride in their properties.

An improved district, once everyone had moved in, less crime etc.

It seems to me with a few tweaks the scheme could produce a win-win solution. By selling say 50 houses a month in due course the revenue from council tax could be:

50 houses X £100 CT = £5000 per month. Which isn’t being provided whilst houses are empty!

If council tax was halved for the first 6 months whilst the houses were renovated and tuition/support offered from a team of vetted builders, also doing work at a subsidised rate, this would encourage more people to purchase, and the uptake would be faster. (The revenue raised could help provide the services).

A thriving community would quickly develop, reduced crime in the area, some housing deficit satisfied and revenue form council tax for the future.

As this is only the first episode it will be interesting to see how the project develops, and how the council deal with the arising problems. The program returns next week.

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A Starr on the Walk of Fame

Monday February 8th 2010 saw former Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, earn his place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where he joins 2,400 other famous names.

Born in Dingle, Liverpool on the 7th July 1940, as Richard Starkey, Ringo was the last (and oldest) member to join the world-famous pop group, after George Martin ousted original drummer, Pete Best. Prior to his big break, he played with Rory and The Hurricanes; a popular band in the clubs of Liverpool and Hamburg, who unfortunately never managed a successful recording career. After joining The Beatles in 1962, Starr’s life was never going to be the same again. The Beatles went on to become the second biggest recording artists, only one step behind Elvis Presley.

Despite the unprecedented success of the band and the ensuing ‘Beatlemania’, the band were troubled by personality clashes – these clashes and constant disagreements eventually led to the band calling it a day in 1970. Because Ringo had always kept a degree of detachment from the hype and ego of being in the world’s biggest band and a distance from the arguments, he managed to maintain strong relationships with the other 3 – he was the first to comfort Yoko after Lennon’s murder in 1980.

Surviving alcoholism and becoming sober after a stint in a clinic in Arizona, Ringo continued to work as both an actor and musician, gaining success in both fields. He worked on solo recordings with each of his ex-Beatle friends and even hosted TV shows. His voice became synonymous with children’s television, when he narrated the much loved Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

At 69 years of age, Ringo is still an active musician, touring and delighting audiences with his group – Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band will be touring America from June this year.

For a chance to own a limited edition print of Ringo and his Beatle band-mates, from a collection of photographs taken by an acclaimed photographer and BAFTA award winning cinematographer, visit The Beatles Hidden Gallery online and register your interest now.

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Liverpool Teems With Arts and Culture

The Beatles' nest- Liverpool, is regarded as one of the top tourist spots around the globe. If you are planning to go on a splendid adventure to explore culture, then Liverpool should be on the top of your list.

Known as the United Kingdom's Capital of Culture, Liverpool boasts of its many spots that define tradition and traces history. It features awe inspiring cultural attraction in almost every corner. Whether you are a traveler in search for a sense of inspiration, an adventurer in search of an enriching experience or a wanderer who just wants to see the world, Liverpool has the right spots and places for you.

Liverpool is home for much world class architecture consisting of about 2,500 buildings. Just like the famous Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza, this city's set of buildings and waterfront are acknowledged as one of the natural and cultural World Heritage Sites.

The said heritage site covers the waterfront from Albert Dock, running through The Pier up to the famous Stanley Dock, including a good number of historic commercial districts in the area. It stretches as far as the Rope Walks area and the cultural quarter where St. George's Hall reigns as the major attraction.

However, one should note that the wonders of Liverpool should not be mistaken for the World Heritage Site alone for in and around this city, you will be surprised with the cultural wonders that await you.

Among the top visited sites in the city that combine art and religiosity are two cathedrals. Both Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and its Metropolitan Cathedral have been known to be fine attractions for eyes hungry of internationally acclaimed architecture. These cathedrals and other places of worship depicts Liverpool's acceptance for religious diversity which has always been present due to the comings and goings of migrants in its famous docks.

Aside from the cathedrals, Liverpool boasts of many fine cultural gems within the William Brown Street better known as the Cultural Quarter. The street houses The William Brown Library, Walker Art Gallery, and the World Museum Gallery. Together with the beautiful St, George's Hall, these buildings are famous neo-classical edifices.

If you are in for a tour of Liverpool's fine early beginnings, then take a walk in that area and find the World Museum Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. For sure, you would find a splendid experience that will qualify as your latest cultural feat.

A visit to Liverpool is incomplete without dropping by at the Pier Head where the most striking and famous buildings are located: Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

If you are in for a more contemporary cultural quest, then you must consider spending a day or two at Liverpool's The World of Glass. The place which offers countryside culture matched with a vibrant life at night and a pulsating set of sporting events is nestled between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Another must visit around Liverpool that offers its guests with a peek into history, and to that of the world of sports is Halton. The towns and villages of Runcorn, Hale, Widnes, Daresbury and Moore belong to this city's must-venture-to list.

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Find Good Manchester Hotels Using Hotel Comparison Sites

Manchester is wonderful riverside town and till date it has preserved itself as historically and culturally. Merrimack River is exploited for abundant water power, which is used for operating Amoskeag mills. Since ancient times, manufacturing still plays a vital part in the Manchester’s economy. This city is buzzed up by the activities of low taxes and diverse work force. There are several Manchester hotels, which are well equipped in catering the huge population pouring in the city for different activities.

Each one of us is greatly concerned about the stay, as it is major part of the tour. Compare hotel rates after bit of research before you embark to Manchester to have stress free vacations. Also, it is best way to acquire desired hotel suiting your budget.

Below mentioned are affordable resorts in Manchester offering cutting edge facilities and thus can be considered for accommodation in the town.

The Britannia Manchester

One of the architecturally renowned hotels in Manchester; The Britannia Manchester is amazingly designed and located in the heart of city. The accommodation is located with in easy reach of business, recreational and cultural attractions. Moreover, visitors can mark their presence at the places ideal for leisure and business activities. There are 363 smoke free rooms and suites equipped with comfortable furnishings and modern amenities. Guests can walk down to relish in famous Chinatown and The Village, with their myriad of bars and restaurants. Stay at Britannia Manchester hotel is laced with all the comfort of the world.

Arora International Manchester

Arora International is located 0.4 km away fromManchester center. Accommodation in this four star hotel will be highly convenient, as you will be in easy reach of city’s attractions and famous venues. Shopping freaks can suffice their senses by visiting Manchester’s Arndale Center, Exchange Square or short drive to Old Trafford stadium. This Manchester hotel incorporates 141 bedrooms, which are integrated with contemporary styling and pleasant interiors. The stay in this resort will integrate you with high end services including cloud 9 beds, broadband access and mini fridges. The hotel highlights well known Obsidian Restaurant and Bar. You can explore Manchester nightlife by visiting 50 ft animated bar serving excellent cocktails.

Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel is wonderfully constructed and listed as Grade II building. It is known as a landmark of Manchester. Guests can make their comfortable stay in 275 bedrooms, which integrated with several original and traditional features. You can keep your work on move with high speed internet access. Hotel’s magnificent teracotta building was completely renovated in 2008 to ensure that vast public area and illuminating Tempus bar should charm everyone with its contemporary style. The Palace Hotel is well known in North of England for offering grandest banqueting facilities. There are 19 fantastic meeting / function rooms to meet needs of the guests.

Accommodation is vital part for touring purposes and it covers major part of the budget. In order to save your hard earned money, it is suggested to make use of hotel price comparison websites to acquire best deals.

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United’s Player Antonio Valencia’s Injury History

In recent times, a great number of injuries have been taking place to football players, while the cause is being investigated, with most evidence hinting at the boots that they wear. They are attempting to figure out the blades are responsible for the injuries, or the regular studs used.

There was another injury that took place to Manchester United’s player Antonio Valencia, while he ended up trapping his foot in attempt to tackle the ball. The tackle in itself was not that severe however it resulted in his leg being snapped badly.

A lot of arguments go against the turf as it is more firm and stronger than it is actually meant to be. Not only this, but also a combination of studs and turf both could be the main problem.

A preference of most players is wearing boots that have bladed studs, as it provides better acceleration while playing the game. While on a firmer ground, they tend to choose the traditional designs of circular stud.

No player is forced to wear a specific brand, nor advised about its advantages or disadvantages. Apart from wearing that brand which sponsors them, they have the liberty to choose anything according to their will.

A type of custom made shoes that go around among most players is a combination of studs and blades both. However if there are too many variations, that could lead to more problems.

Nike seems to be the only considerate brand around as it has a new range with designs such boots which have the greatest amount of stability and resistance being offered.

Nowadays, every single manufacturer makes it a point to have the lightest weighing shoes so that lesser injuries start taking place and the performance of the players can also be improved.

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