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Daily Digest 7/24 - Sea Level Warning Issued, Unemployment Apps Plunge To 42-Year Low

Chris Martenson - July 24, 2015 - 07:40
  • China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached
  • What You Need to Know About China’s Gold
  • Central Banks Have Shot Their Wad——-Why The Casino Is In For A Rude Awakening, Part I
  • Push to Lift Minimum Wage Is Now Serious Business
  • Americans' Air Conditioning Habit Is Eco-Friendly
  • Government Pension Cuts Tangled in Patchwork of Legal Rulings
  • Applications for unemployment aid plunge to 42-year low
  • Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning

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Debt Collective Marches on New Orleans for Free Higher Ed

“It’s not about freeloading. It’s about what we’re willing to extend to each other as a society.”
Categories: Economics

Off The Cuff: Why Commodities Are Getting Crushed

Chris Martenson - July 23, 2015 - 17:17

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • The Commodity Beat-Down
    • Why are gold, oil, etc so weak?
  • Fluffed-Up Fakery
    • Official economic reports are just pure fiction these days
  • The End Of The Long Cycle
    • The devastation when this bubble pops will be epic
  • Stock market roll-over?
    • It's increasingly looking like we'll finally see a material correction

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Daily Digest 7/23 - NYC Raises Fast Food Wage To $15, How To Win The Hunger Games

Chris Martenson - July 23, 2015 - 08:04
  • New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers
  • In America, mass incarceration has caused more crime than it’s prevented
  • Missing Gold, Unpayable Debts, Financial Crises, Bail-Outs and Bail-Ins… There Must Be a Better Way
  • How to Get a Second Passport on a Budget
  • Greece Clears Final Reform Hurdle Before New Bailout Talks
  • New Weather Software Could Be A Game-Changer For Solar and Wind
  • Economic slump, not natural gas boom, responsible for drop in CO2 emissions
  • This Time Is Different: Chesapeake Energy Scraps Dividend Amid Oil And Gas Plunge
  • Winning the Hunger Games: Tom Wallace on How to Choose Successful Agriculture Investments
  • Plant that can cause third-degree burns popping up in Canada

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Categories: Economics

The Commons Have Come to Town

Shareable Magazine - July 22, 2015 - 08:49

Article and images cross-posted from CommonsTransitions.org.

Categories: Economics

Clean Water in an Emergency

Chris Martenson - July 22, 2015 - 08:30

Having access to clean water in an emergency is critical and almost always overlooked until it is too late. Here are a few obvious points to understand about water:

• Without water you die very quickly
Depending on your health and age, you will live for 5-7 days without clean water. You can live much longer without food.

• Water is heavy and takes up a lot of space
A gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. Water is not easy to transport because it is so heavy. That means your emergency water plan should account for that.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/22 - Toxic Loans Wallop French Towns, PR Owes Investors $5 Billion

Chris Martenson - July 22, 2015 - 07:07
  • Annual sewer bills to jump $750 if county approves plan to collect Leoni's defaulted debt
  • Detroit City Council expected to vote on water rates
  • Cleveland Heights will raise water rates as interim measure to cap deficit
  • Puerto Rico's PFC rating cut, default 'virtual certainty' -S&P
  • Brazilian Horror Movie Traps Rousseff as Allies Back Away
  • Evans: No EM or bankruptcy expected for Wayne County
  • Korea mulls curbs on capital outflow
  • Toxic Loans Wallop French Towns
  • Almost everything in sight in Greece to be taxed, including its 14th century moonshine
  • Britain's staggering £1.5trillion debt pile rises as borrowing falls less than expected
  • Italian Bonds Gain for 11th Day as QE Pushes Market After Greece
  • ECB QE stoking UK housing bubble warns Moody's
  • Puerto Rico owes investors $5 billion in next year
  • Cash-strapped Chicago schools propose $1.16 bln more debt
  • More U.S. Children Live In Poverty Now Than During the Recession

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New Platform to Unify the Student-Led Zero Waste Movement

Shareable Magazine - July 21, 2015 - 07:41

Hitting zero waste on a college campus is a big undertaking, but one organization wants to make it easier. The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), based at the University of New Hampshire, was created to “help build student-led, self-sustaining waste-reduction programs at universities nationwide.” They’re now crowdfunding a platform to make sharing zero waste resources easier.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/21 - Greece Reopens Banks, CA Farmers Turn To Water Witches

Chris Martenson - July 21, 2015 - 07:04
  • Finland Shows Why Many Europeans Think Americans Are Wrong About the Euro
  • Greece reopens banks, starts repaying some debts
  • ‘Illegal Activity’ Fine Print Leaves Some Insured, but Uncovered
  • VA manager indicted on 50 counts of falsifying records of veterans waiting for medical care
  • As Beijing Becomes a Supercity, the Rapid Growth Brings Pains
  • Tired of Waiting for Feds, California Bill Addresses Illegal Farmworkers Issue
  • A New Oil Spill Disaster Waiting To Happen In The Gulf
  • Amid epic drought, California farmers turn to water witches

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Transition Streets is taking off!

Shareable Magazine - July 21, 2015 - 04:40

Transition Streets is a toolkit for neighborhood transformation—a catalyst for action, dialogue, and community building. A project of Transition US, Transition Streets is as simple as neighbors coming together for seven meetings to explore carbon-saving and resilience-building actions in the areas of food, water, waste, energy, transportation, all the while building relationships with each other and a stronger sense of community.

Categories: Economics

Gold Assaulted (Again)

Chris Martenson - July 20, 2015 - 18:48

Over and over again, and with increasing frequency, we’ve seen “”markets”” behave in ways that defy common sense but align perfectly with the goals of the central planners.

Stocks up. Bonds stable. Commodities down. And especially: Gold down -- practically every month since the commencement of QE3, the largest money printing operation in world history.

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In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side

How do you spark a movement in a conservative community? A Q&A with Razia Jan, founder of the Zabuli Education Center.
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How To Start A Social Street

Shareable Magazine - July 20, 2015 - 06:59

by Chiara Camponeschi and Hillete Warner

There are countless ways vibrant neighbourhoods and strong communities help people live better lives. In the age of “connected loneliness,” having neighbours to borrow that proverbial cup of sugar from is not only a way to share resources more effectively, but a great way to see the neighbourhood itself transformed into a powerful resource in its own right.

Categories: Economics

New York Coop Creates Permanently Affordable, Commercial Real Estate

Shareable Magazine - July 20, 2015 - 06:45

Faced with the rising rents of commercial properties in cities, one New York organization is modeling a way for people to invest in permanently affordable, commercial real estate. The New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) leverages patient crowdfunding—small investments by a large number of people over time—to turn vacant municipal properties into sustainable community resources.

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Daily Digest 7/19 - The End Of Capitalism Has Begun, We're All Greek Now

Chris Martenson - July 19, 2015 - 09:24
  • Apple may start showing ads based on your credit card balance
  • Greeks Worry About Bailout’s Push for an Economic Overhaul
  • We're All Greek Now
  • Crushing pension obligations are pushing stressed governments
  • Pension Shocker: Plans Face $2 Trillion Shortfall, Moody's Says
  • The end of capitalism has begun
  • China Ends Mystery of Gold Hoard to Top Russia’s Holdings
  • Can scientists hack photosynthesis to feed the world as population soars?

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Daily Digest 7/18 - South Florida’s Drought Deepens, Nothing Matters Until It Does

Chris Martenson - July 18, 2015 - 07:50
  • How artificial intelligence is changing economic theory
  • South Florida’s drought deepens
  • LIVE from GREECE: Greek People Victims Of Political Games
  • Robots pass 'wise-men puzzle' to show a degree of self-awareness
  • Nothing Matters Until it Does: Bill Holter
  • ECAT Heat Energy
  • After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found
  • Hotter, Wetter, Stormier: Study Says 2014 Climate Melted Records

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Categories: Economics

Special Discount - Adventure Medical Kits

Chris Martenson - July 17, 2015 - 17:28

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members a special discount of 5% off on Adventure Medical Kits.

Adventure Medical Kits and accessories are very high quality with proven combinations of reliable components. These kits are designed by medical professionals with extensive experience in dealing with medical emergencies and trauma in the wilderness and during other disasters an emergency preparedness planner might encounter.

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    10 Survival Uses for a Baseball Cap

    Chris Martenson - July 17, 2015 - 16:48

    Learn about different ways to use your baseball cap in an emergency or survival situation.

    http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/emergency-gear-10-survival-uses-baseball-cap

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    Categories: Economics

    All Hail Our Banking Overlords!

    Chris Martenson - July 17, 2015 - 13:39

    You really have to be paying attention to see what’s truly going on these days. The keepers of the system, that is the banking elites, now openly control everything -- though you'd never know that by listening to the media.

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    Daily Digest 7/17 - Asia’s View of the Greek Crisis, What's The World Scared Of?

    Chris Martenson - July 17, 2015 - 07:29
    • Asia’s View of the Greek Crisis
    • The Winds Of Cyberwar
    • Global threat interactive: What's the world scared of?
    • All The Ways Hackers Will Try To Kill You In The Future
    • McDonald's franchisees have never been this depressed
    • Kat Taylor: Changing the Face of Philanthropy
    • James Turk talks precious metals and financial repression
    • Take The Low Risk Road
    • Watch out sharing economy, the feds are watching this whole contractor thing

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    Categories: Economics