The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
10th of August, 2014

A Greerian 2014?

Kiev has turned off hot water throughout the city in an attempt to save gas for the winter months. The Ukrainian government is unsure how long people will be affected, or whether the measure will be enough to ensure winter heating.
That is Ukraine, where a huge amount of western Europe’s gas passes. If this doesn’t look like a typical case of Greerian “catabolic collapse” to you, you are missing the details.

http://rt.com/news/178836-kiev-no-hot-water/
The story screams “peak oil!”

And this is after other Greerian-sounding articles like this other one:
http://rt.com/news/174836-germany-typewriters-sales-surge/
An increasing number of businesses are opting out of staying virtually connected and are reverting back to old technologies to avoid being spied on. The move has led to a surge in typewriter sales in Germany.
And also:
http://rt.com/news/173020-germany-typewriter-spying-nsa/
Patrick Sensburg, the chair of the German parliament’s enquiry into NSA alleged spying, said committee members are considering new security measures and are seriously thinking about abandoning email and returning to old school typewriters.

“As a matter of fact, we already have [a typewriter], and it’s even a non-electronic typewriter,” he told the ARD Morning Show Monday.

The interviewer, apparently surprised by the idea, asked if that was really the case, The Guardian writes. “Yes, no joke”, responded Sensburg of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party.