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Get Ready For Sky-High Taxes

Chris Martenson - May 12, 2015 - 07:39

At some point in the arriving future, there’s plenty of economic pain coming either to the taxpayers when the I.O.U.s come due, or to the hopeful retirees to whom much has been promised.

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Even in a Drought, California Farms Have a Future—But They’ll Need Local Control to Succeed

Some California farmers have discovered ways to farm that use very little water, yet thirstier methods still dominate. What gives?
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The Original Spirit of Coworking Still Alive at GCUC 2015 Conference

Shareable Magazine - May 11, 2015 - 07:24

To kick off last week’s Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Berkeley, Ca., Tony Bacigalupo, co-founder of New Work City, posed a question: Who thinks coworking means dividing up office space to sell at a profit? Not a hand went up. He then asked those who think coworking is something more than that to raise their hand. Nearly every hand in the room shot up, accompanied by cheers, shouts, and hollers of approval.

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Daily Digest 5/11 - Resilience Is The New Black, Tesla Wants To Change Energy Infrastructure

Chris Martenson - May 11, 2015 - 07:15
  • Resilience is The New Black
  • Quote Of The Year. And The Next. And The One After
  • The Only Way Is Down
  • If America really valued mothers, we wouldn’t treat them like this
  • Gold Is Nearing An Important Pivot Point In 7 Charts
  • Tesla Energy’s goal? Changing the “energy infrastructure of the world”
  • How Much Longer Can The Oil Age Last?
  • Grabbing Paddles in Seattle to Ward Off an Oil Giant

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Daily Digest 5/12 - Resilience Is The New Black, Tesla Wants To Change Energy Infrastructure

Chris Martenson - May 11, 2015 - 07:15
  • Resilience is The New Black
  • Quote Of The Year. And The Next. And The One After
  • The Only Way Is Down
  • If America really valued mothers, we wouldn’t treat them like this
  • Gold Is Nearing An Important Pivot Point In 7 Charts
  • Tesla Energy’s goal? Changing the “energy infrastructure of the world”
  • How Much Longer Can The Oil Age Last?
  • Grabbing Paddles in Seattle to Ward Off an Oil Giant

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Becca Martenson: Building Community

Chris Martenson - May 10, 2015 - 12:17

Building community takes time and real effort. Especially in today's society, where many of the old social norms that fostered community during our grandparents age have been severed by suburban fences, the rat-race workstyle, and the false sense of belonging offered by television and the Internet.

So how exactly does one do it?

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Daily Digest 5/10 - Ukraine Rebels Nationalize Banks, China Cuts Rates to Halt Economic Slide

Chris Martenson - May 10, 2015 - 08:32
  • A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Ukraine Rebels Nationalize Banks, Drawing the Ire of the US & World Bankers
  • China Cuts Rates to Halt a Slide in its Economy
  • Nice Ivy League Degree. Now if You Want a Job, Go to Code School
  • How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing
  • Move over, Raspberry Pi. This startup is building a $9 computer
  • The Right To Blaspheme
  • Biologists discover the key mechanism that triggers human ageing

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Daily Digest 5/9 - Hazy U.S. Economy View After Jobs Report, The Death Of The Dollar

Chris Martenson - May 9, 2015 - 08:19
  • A Hazy View of U.S. Economy Emerges Ahead of April Jobs Report
  • April Jobs: Not Good News. Not Bad News. Relieving News.
  • DHS broke judge’s order, approved amnesty applications despite injunction
  • James Rickards - The Death Of Money And $10,000.00 Gold
  • Liberia Is Free of Ebola, World Health Organization Declares
  • Don’t (just) blame Facebook: We build our own bubbles
  • Dry Heat
  • World headed for an El Nino and it could be a big one, scientists say

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Daily Digest 5/8 - Managers Can Be Replaced by Software, Farmers Growing Crops With Wastewater

Chris Martenson - May 8, 2015 - 07:01
  • Here’s How Managers Can Be Replaced by Software
  • One in five rural hospitals in state are financially vulnerable, could close doors
  • A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Dollar Danger Zone
  • Did The World's Central Banks Hit The Panic Button This Morning?
  • Investment in Renewables Generates Illuminating Dividends
  • More foreign companies buying B.C. farmland to earn carbon credits
  • Farmers Growing Crops With Oil Wastewater Out of Desperation

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Smoking Meat

Chris Martenson - May 7, 2015 - 15:59

Before freeze drying or refrigeration, people would preserve foods by smoking them – especially meats. Smoke would extend the shelf life for the winter and add flavor while making the meats tender.

Now, smoking has evolved into a fun way to add tons of flavor to your cuts of meat. You might think that it’s as easy as putting meat on the grill – but it’s a very different process. Here are some things to consider when you want to smoke meat:

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How to Grow Microgreens

Chris Martenson - May 7, 2015 - 13:34

An introduction to growing, harvesting and using microgreens and sprouts from an indoor kitchen garden.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/how-to-grow-microgreens-ze0z1504zhou.aspx

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Off the Cuff: Bankrupt State Pensions

Chris Martenson - May 7, 2015 - 09:18

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:

  • Illinois' Staggeringly Underfunded Pensions
    • To the tune of $40k per household
  • Broken Promises In-Waiting
    • Many other states are in the same bad shape
  • The Pin Moves Closer To The Bubble
    • Growth is vaporizing despite record stock prices
  •  Keep A Close Eye On Bond Yields
    • Flashing warning signs that investors are getting nervous

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Daily Digest 5/7 - The Future Of Work, Is This The Top For Oil Prices?

Chris Martenson - May 7, 2015 - 08:02
  • Pentagon: No Texas takeover plot
  • The New Corrupt Elite Running Our Economy
  • Why Scientific American's Predictions from 10 Years Ago Were So Wrong
  • What Hollywood Can Teach Us About the Future of Work
  • Two Premises on Poverty and Culture
  • 'Food Babe,' Dr. Oz under fire as accusations of quackery mount against nutrition gurus
  • Is This The Top For Oil Prices For Now?
  • What Alberta's shocking election results could mean for the oil sands

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5 Northern Greenhouse Examples for Cold Climates

Chris Martenson - May 6, 2015 - 13:15

An inspirational showcase of various greenhouse designs and styles for cold northern climates. 

http://waldenlabs.com/5-northern-greenhouse-examples/

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Daily Digest 5/6 - CA Drought Killing Trees, Junk Bonds Are The New Haven Assets

Chris Martenson - May 6, 2015 - 07:34
  • ECB's balance sheet rises to 2.372 trln euros in week to May 1
  • Liquidity drought could spark market bloodbath, warns IIF
  • India’s Debt Pileup Complicates Growth Plans
  • Junk Bonds Are The New Haven Assets
  • First-quarter GDP was likely negative, economists say
  • Teens Say California Drought Makes Tap Water Taste Funky
  • California Drought Killed 12 Million Forest Trees Since Last Year
  • Central Bankers Reconsider Inflation Targets They Can’t Hit
  • Australia’s central bank cuts key rate to record low of 2%

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Will Greece's SYRIZA Party Truly Adopt the Commons?

Shareable Magazine - May 6, 2015 - 01:42

Just after the elections in Greece, there was widespread feeling of jubilation about the newly elected "radical" left government, SYRIZA. Across Europe, and indeed even in the US, people came out to show their support for the game-changing results of the vote.

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One in Four Local Banks Has Vanished Since 2008. Why We Should Treat It as a National Crisis

While megabanks make megabucks, local banks are financing businesses that create jobs and improve well-being. So why are they disappearing so rapidly?
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Spring Tornadoes

Chris Martenson - May 5, 2015 - 18:04

Some tips and preps to consider to get yourself ready for the Spring tornado season as it approaches. 

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-be-prepared-spring-tornadoes

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New Report Highlights Disruptive Potential of Sharing Movement

Shareable Magazine - May 5, 2015 - 10:43

An April 2015 publication from PricewaterhouseCoopers investigates the potential market impacts of the for-profit sharing economy. (New York Post)

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New Book Celebrates the Booming Little Free Library Movement

Shareable Magazine - May 5, 2015 - 07:33

By now, you’ve probably heard about Little Free Libraries. Maybe you’ve read about them or just seen one pop up in your neighborhood. Whether shaped like a house, a boat, a train, a barn, a phone booth, a VW bus, a school, or countless other designs, Little Free Libraries are becoming fixtures in neighborhoods around the world. In fact, there are now over 25,000 of them in 70 countries.

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