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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Chris Martenson - December 1, 2014 - 14:52

A wonderful discussion and list of items needed for a well prepared winter survival car kit.  Be more ready for harsh winter weather and emergency situations by reviewing the following article. 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/11/08/make-winter-survival-kit/

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Owning is the New Sharing

Shareable Magazine - December 1, 2014 - 08:57

Image from OpenSource.com's article "Don't Build a Better Mousetrap. Change the Business Model."

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Daily Digest 12/1 - Black Friday Fatigue, Working The Land And The Data

Chris Martenson - December 1, 2014 - 08:03
  • Black Friday Fatigue? Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Slide 11 Percent
  • US banks are lending to everyone but homeowners
  • China's manufacturing growth slows again in November
  • Violent clashes are the new normal for Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
  • Rob Kirby: U.S. Dollar Money System Failing In Spades
  • Working the Land and the Data
  • Norway’s Energy Policies A Lesson For The World
  • To Beat Malaria, We Need to See It as an Ecological Problem

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Categories: Economics

Walking Is Going Places

Shareable Magazine - December 1, 2014 - 07:59

Photo credit: Danny Perez Photography / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND.

Walking is going places.

Humans’ most common pastime -- forsaken for decades as too slow and too much effort -- is now recognized as a health breakthrough, an economic catalyst, and a route to happiness.

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11 New Business Books for a New Economy

Shareable Magazine - December 1, 2014 - 07:10

Creating a fair and environmentally sustainable economy is no easy task, nor does it have a certain outcome. It takes vision, commitment, an understanding of how we got into our current state as well as insight into how to get out of it.

We’ve rounded up the top 11 new business books exploring economic justice, environmental sustainability, and work in the 21st century in the hopes of moving the new economy forward.

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This interesting award grants cash in the second round to produce some kind of p...

Community Currency Magazine - December 1, 2014 - 02:32
This interesting award grants cash in the second round to produce some kind of prototype, installation or video.
Interesting that they think there is something new in the idea of ethical money. Simply suggesting a return to proper fiat money, or producer credit won't cut the mustard!


Competition – Future of Money
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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 11/30 - Visualizing Peak Population, Black Friday Sales Slip

Chris Martenson - November 30, 2014 - 07:41
  • Visualizing Peak Population
  • The Great Depression was a Calamity of Unfettered Capitalism
  • German spy agency can monitor its own citizens via technicality
  • Black Friday Sales Slip as Discounts Start Earlier
  • Anti-Gold Propaganda Prevails In Swiss Vote
  • India's Climate Change Opportunity
  • As Mexico Addresses Climate Change, Critics Point to Shortcomings
  • Where Grass Is Greener, a Push to Share Drought’s Burden

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Dmitry Orlov: Russia's Patience Is Wearing Thin

Chris Martenson - November 29, 2014 - 10:01

Having lived in the former USSR before immigrating to the US, Dmitry Orlov has an invaluable perspective on both the US and Russian perspectives, as well as Ukraine.

With the western propaganda flying thick and heavy, it's more important than ever to cut through the chaff and learn what we can about the most important geopolitical realignment (and renewed tensions) in recent memory.

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Daily Digest 11/29 - Oil Price Collapses, Black Friday Protests At Walmart

Chris Martenson - November 29, 2014 - 08:22
  • John Mauldin: Stray Reflections
  • Will The Swiss People Resist The Massive Anti-Gold Propaganda?
  • The Only Way To Stop The Empire
  • On Black Friday, Walmart Is Pressed for Wage Increases
  • New superconductor-powered wind turbines could hit Australian shores in five years
  • OPEC Refuses To Cut Production, Sending Oil Price Down Again
  • Free Fall in Oil Price Underscores Shift Away From OPEC
  • 10 U.S. shale-oil stocks getting crushed the most today

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Raising Turkeys On A Homestead

Chris Martenson - November 28, 2014 - 16:54

Raising turkeys can be a great way to become a little more self-reliant and show your independent spirit around the holiday times.

While they are fairly easy to raise and similar to raising chickens, there are some differences, especially when they are young, that you’ll need to consider. You’ll have to consider how much space the turkeys will take, what breeds you should have, the cost of feeding and water and what you’ll end up doing with the turkey.

Turkeys are a great way to be more self reliant!

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Survival Cube - Special Discount

Chris Martenson - November 28, 2014 - 13:06
Survival Cube - 5% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com readers a special discount of 5% off the newly developed Survival Cube

Click here to take advantage of this offer; use Coupon Code: PEAKCUBE, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Click here for this offer.

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18 Ways to Slash Your Utility Consumption in Half

Chris Martenson - November 28, 2014 - 11:44

18 tips and tasks you can do right now to help reduce your energy use and save on your utility bills.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/18-ways-to-slash-your-utility-consumption-in-half/

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The Environment: Depleting Resources - Crash Course Chapter 23

Chris Martenson - November 28, 2014 - 11:44

The bottom line is this: we, as a species, all over the globe, have already mined the richest ores, found the easiest energy sources, and farmed the richest soils that our Environment has to offer.

We have taken several hundreds of millions of years of natural ore body, fossil energy deposition, aquifer accumulation, soil creation, and animal population growth -- and largely burned through them in the few years since oil was discovered. It is safe to say that in human terms, once these are gone, man, they’re gone.

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Daily Digest 11/27 - Surviving 2014, Google Gives Up On Renewables

Chris Martenson - November 27, 2014 - 09:31
  • So Bad It's Good: Surviving 2014
  • Grandmaster Putin's Golden Trap
  • NATO To Deploy Tanks In Eastern Europe Shortly After VP Of Europarliament Says Ukraine-Russia War Imminent.
  • OPEC Takes No Action to Ease Supply Glut as Oil Slumps
  • Gold Price Went Ballistic To $1,450 In Less Than 20 Minutes 
  • Google Gives Up On Renewables
  • Utilities Facing Coal Shortages Due To Rail Congestion
  • Goodbye, Oil: US Navy Cracks New Renewable Energy Technology To Turn Seawater Into Fuel, Allowing Ships To Stay At Sea Longer

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Happy Thanksgiving To All U.S. Readers

Chris Martenson - November 27, 2014 - 06:59

Today is Thanksgiving in the US, a prominent holiday typically marked by insane travel nightmares for many, and a chance to spend time with non-core relatives.

To balance all that out we usually overeat, over drink, and slip into a tryptophan coma in front of the TV.

At least, that’s what the holiday has become for many.

Here at Peak Prosperity we like to remember that the holiday consists of two words, thanks and giving.

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Categories: Economics

Off the Cuff: Gold Wars

Chris Martenson - November 27, 2014 - 06:47

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

  • The Swiss gold referendum and the extraordinary lengths to which the Swiss National Bank is going to prevent its passage.
  • The World Gold Council's bizarre under-reporting of Chinese gold demand
  • Fuzzy numbers:  GDP is both distorted and not representative of actual economic progress
  • Russia moving toward putting the ruble under a gold standard?
  • Provoking Russia.  The aims of the west are not clear, probably because there's no real strategy in place.

There are very big movements happening in the world of physical gold, with the dutch somehow getting their 120+ tonnes of gold back from the US Federal Reserve over just three months while Germany continues to insist 5 tonnes over an entire year was reasonable.  A major political figure in France has written a letter to the French central bank demanding that all French gold be repatriated while Russia's central bank continues to accumulate gold in preference for dollars.

Yet the price for physical gold remains stuck in a tight band between $1190 and $1200.  

But what if Russia is moving towards a gold standard?  This would make sense for them on a lot of levels and would be a true game changer for a world that currently revolves around the petrodollar.  Alasdair and Chris discuss the hows and the whys.

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Preparing Equipment and Tools For Winter Storage

Chris Martenson - November 26, 2014 - 16:53

Some great tips for putting away your power tools and equipment for the winter season and some steps to take for prepping the tools you will need during the colder months.

http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2014/11/21/preparing-equipment-and-tools-for-winter-storage-and-winter-use/

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How to Setup a Moveable Electric Poultry Fence

Chris Martenson - November 26, 2014 - 12:23

Using an electric fencing system for livestock and poultry containment can be an easy and effective way to pasture animals and protect against predation.  In the following video tutorial, you will learn the steps of setting up a moveable electric fence and some of the considerations when incorporating one into your homestead plan.

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Daily Digest 11/26 - Brazil Edges Towards Epic Water Crisis, Russian Economy Faces Recession

Chris Martenson - November 26, 2014 - 06:44
  • Brazil edges to brink of epic water crisis
  • West Valley cities eyeing reclaimed water amid drought, population growth
  • Euro-Area Yields Drop to Records as Dutch Borrow at All-Time Low
  • Russian economy faces recession again following Ukraine sanctions
  • South Africa’s Economic Growth Continues to Decline
  • Bundesbank Says Banks Risk Property Loss If Economy Sags
  • OECD downgrades growth forecast for Japan amid recession
  • BOJ’s Kuroda, unfazed by yen falls, signals readiness to ease more
  • Japan central bank gov. says companies must raise wages, investment, says hoarding cash costly
  • Lawmakers Look for Ways to Provide Relief for Rising Cost of Generic Drugs

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Calvert Library SWAP Gets People Sharing Well Beyond Books

Shareable Magazine - November 25, 2014 - 14:15

Article cross-posted from Center for a New American Dream. Written by Robyn Truslow.

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