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Ex-cons at LA Kitchen Feed the Hungry with Food Waste

Shareable Magazine - August 17, 2015 - 07:16

“Neither food nor people should ever go to waste.”

This is the motto of the LA Kitchen, a project that recovers healthy, local food from the waste stream to feed the hungry and gives unemployed adults—particularly adults exiting prison as well as foster kids aging out of the system—culinary training. The meals they create are distributed to Los Angeles' most vulnerable populations, with a focus on the elderly. 

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Daily Digest 8/17 - Ignorance In The Information Age, Who Is Leading the Charge in Energy Storage?

Chris Martenson - August 17, 2015 - 07:05
  • What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age
  • Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
  • A Trail of Evidence Leading to AT&T’s Partnership with the NSA
  • Is the Economy Ready for Higher Interest Rates?
  • Europe shouldn’t worry about migrants. It should worry about creeping fascism
  • In heroin fight, White House will push treatment
  • Who Is Leading the Charge in Energy Storage?
  • Low Oil Prices Pose Threat to Texas Fracking Bonanza

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These Former Debt Collectors Decided to Ditch the Industry, Buy Up Medical Debt, and Forgive It

Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico spent decades hounding debtors to pay their bills—until an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street inspired them to find a way to pay struggling people's debts.
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Daily Digest 8/16 - The Secrets Of Extraordinary Survivors, A September To Remember?

Chris Martenson - August 16, 2015 - 09:20
  • The Secrets Of Extraordinary Survivors
  • Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control
  • A September To Remember?
  • AT&T’s “Extreme Willingness to Help” is key to NSA Internet surveillance
  • Computer scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution
  • This Week In Energy: The Growing Threat From China
  • Amid Perilous Mediterranean Crossings, Migrants Find a Relatively Easy Path to Greece

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Gretchen Morgenson: Wall Street Really Does Enjoy a Different Set of Rules Than the Rest of Us

Chris Martenson - August 16, 2015 - 07:43

Gretchen Morgenson has earned a Pulitzer-winning career from exposing abuse and conflicts of interest on Wall Street. In this interview, she confirms that there is indeed a second set of rules enjoyed by our elite financial institutions, largely unfettered by the constraints that apply to the rest of us.

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Daily Digest 8/15 - Europe In Crisis, Humans Won’t Survive Next Mass Extinction

Chris Martenson - August 15, 2015 - 09:58
  • Europe in crisis: everyone from Putin to ordinary savers is stockpiling gold
  • Dr. McHugh’s Work Says, “This is it!”
  • Senators re-introduce bill with Glass-Steagall protections
  • Locked in Solitary at 14: Adult Jails Isolate Youths Despite Risk
  • Study: Brazil Offshore Subsalt Holds 176 Billion Barrels Of Oil, Gas
  • World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource
  • Humans won’t survive next mass extinction – scientists

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Daily Digest 8/14 - Good News Friday: Africa's Year Without Polio, Rain Coming For California?

Chris Martenson - August 14, 2015 - 07:41
  • Precious Metals Offer The Most Profitable Secular Opportunity Today
  • Watch This Firefighter’s Helmetcam Footage and You’ll Understand Why People Call Them Heroes
  • Africa's Year Without Polio
  • Time-Lapse of the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower
  • Death Penalty In Connecticut Ruled Unconstitutional
  • Is Portable Energy Tech Finally Worthy Of Investment?
  • El Niño May Bring Record Heat, and Rain for California
  • Forget Sports Drinks: Jersey Milk Might Be The Best for Athletes

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Off The Cuff: Currency Turmoil

Chris Martenson - August 13, 2015 - 21:17

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

  • Currency Turmoil
    • What a yuan devaluation means
  • China's Credit Crisis
    • Why the growth of the past decade is over
  • Deflation Everywhere
    • The whole world economy is slowing
  • Lower prices ahead!
    • "All that's missing is a stock market crash"

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How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms in Logs

Chris Martenson - August 13, 2015 - 15:29

Over the past six years, I’ve enjoyed growing healthy fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs. One part of my diet that I’ve overlooked is fungi. Until now, I hadn’t thought of the benefits of including mushrooms as a regular part of my diet. Mushrooms are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. On the negative side, fresh and dried mushrooms, like Shitakes are expensive. We as gardeners can get around that by growing our own.

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Daily Digest 8/13 - Zimbabwe Adopts Yuan, Thinking Outside the Commodity Box

Chris Martenson - August 13, 2015 - 06:38
  • Robert Kiyosaki & Bert Dohmen: Today’s economic threats and why everyone is ignoring them
  • Thinking Outside the Commodity Box: An Investment Primer for Lithium, Cobalt and Graphite
  • Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - What Recovery - Peak Junk - Currency Wars
  • Zimbabwe adopts Chinese yuan as legal currency
  • Take the Gold, Leave the Cash
  • ‘Net Energy’ Deficit Preventing Economic Growth
  • Did The EPA Intentionally Poison Animas River To Secure SuperFund Money?
  • Study finds price of wind energy in U.S. at an all-time low
  • Australians Survived a 13-Year Drought by Going Low-Tech
  • Almost half of Americans live in places that could be struck by damaging earthquakes

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After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now

YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
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Tipalti: Helping Sharing Businesses Solve Payment Challenges

Shareable Magazine - August 12, 2015 - 09:02

Image credit: M4D Group (CC-BY)

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Infographic: The Real Reason You Have So Much Debt (It’s Not Crazy Spending)

$11.85 trillion in household debt has more to do with stagnant wages (and predatory banks) than shopping sprees.
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Daily Digest 8/12 - China Devalues Yuan, Russia Could Revise 2015 Outlook

Chris Martenson - August 12, 2015 - 06:32
  • Chinese Financial Institutions Issue More Loans in July
  • Mexico central bank sells $107 mln to support peso
  • Bulgarian central bank expects slower growth in second half 2015
  • Russian firms, banks shrink as they face fresh peak debt payment
  • Analysts sharply cut Japan growth forecasts, cloud BOJ optimism
  • Nigeria’s debt service set to exceed 25% of revenue
  • State Bank of India’s Shares Slump as Bad Loans Gather Pace
  • China Local Governments Have Issued CNY1.41 Trillion in Bonds This Year
  • Japan’s government debt hits record high ¥1.057 quadrillion
  • Japan Should Plan for Fresh Stimulus, Says Abe Adviser
  • Malaysia Islamic Yield Seen Rising to Record as Bond Funds Flee
  • Greek bail-out targets branded 'fantasy' as policymakers strike deal
  • Saudi riyal falls in forwards market as bond issue hits liquidity
  • Central banks hold nerve after China devaluation
  • Russia could revise 2015 economic outlook
  • Surprise China devaluation marks escalation of currency war
  • Yuan Slide Slams Emerging Nations as Stocks Head for Bear Market
  • Africa’s throwing away dollars it can’t afford in currency
  • Latam currencies slide as China devalues yuan
  • Ruble Leads Currency Slide as Yuan Risks Denting Russian Exports
  • Bonds Rise Around World as China’s Yuan Move Dims Rates Outlook

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The Crunch: Why Washington D.C. Hired a Herd of Goats (And Other News to Chew On)

This week we’re talking about the future of work, a "masculine studies" program... and goats.
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Daily Digest 8/11 - Peak Gold vs. Peak Silver, A Plan To Kill College Debt?

Chris Martenson - August 11, 2015 - 07:09
  • Greece Says It Has Reached a Deal for a Third Bailout
  • Hillary Clinton's $350 billion plan to kill college debt
  • Emergency Declared in Ferguson After Shooting
  • Peak Gold vs. Peak Silver
  • Three Ways to Boost Your IRA
  • New design could finally help to bring fusion power closer to reality
  • EPA Admits: Colorado River Spill Three Times Bigger Than Expected
  • Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice

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Dignity, Democracy and Food: An Interview with Frances Moore Lappè

Shareable Magazine - August 11, 2015 - 07:00

Frances Moore Lappè’s iconic Diet for a Small Planet has helped awaken millions of people to the connections between our diets, our bodies, and the fate of the planet. Since its publication in 1971, a rich array of food-related movements has risen up, taking on everything from nutrition and health, to farmer and farmworker justice, to world hunger and climate crisis.

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Meet the New American Dream 2015 Neighborhood Challenge Winners

Shareable Magazine - August 11, 2015 - 06:02

Article cross-posted from NewDream.org and authored by Margaret Swink. Photo credit: Permaculture Park.

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32 Foods That Aren’t Just For Eating

Chris Martenson - August 10, 2015 - 16:25

Learn about a whole bunch of different ways you can use common foods for not so typical applications. 

http://urbansurvivalsite.com/foods-that-arent-just-for-eating/

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Daily Digest 8/10 - Incurable American Excess, Turning Cow Poo Into Power

Chris Martenson - August 10, 2015 - 09:29
  • Incurable American Excess
  • Keynesian Fallacy and Collapse
  • U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Berkshire Deal After Shares in China Rally
  • Chinese Reaction to the IMF Announcement to Delay SDR Basket Review
  • Labels Like ‘Alternative Medicine’ Don’t Matter. The Science Does.
  • For Norway, Oil at $50 Is Worse Than the Global Financial Crisis
  • Tesla lost money on every Model S sold in the last quarter
  • This Week In Energy: Depressed Oil Market Still Sees Production Gains
  • Turning cow poo into power is profitable for U.S. farm

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