"A very, very large amount of our total food production is depending on a diminishing supply of water," remarks Jack Keller, one of our own regulars here in the PeakProsperity.com community and an accomplished world expert on water management.
Similar to oil and other key natural resources that are mined and consumed, water is subject to the same exponential trends. Both surface supply and underground fossil stores of clean water are depleting at alarming rates, and the energy and economic costs of extraction are swiftly increasing.
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Motueka News Online: Time banking system launched in Motueka
Motueka News Online: Time banking system launched in Motueka
In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:
- Growing Demand for Bad Ideas
- Politicians are showing an astounding ignorance of how money works
- We're In Another Bubble
- Bigger and more dangerous than before
- A Shortage of Sanity
- Malinvestments galore
Directed & Produced by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott / Cinematography & Editing by Mike McSweeney / Music Composition by Malcom Francis / Artwork by Mark Wagner / Process Video by Mark Wagner / Animation by Noah Poole & Nic Stark / Colorist: Josh Kanuck / Production Assistance by Greg Hartofelis / Additional Camera by Theron Powell.
A landmark wedding
After months of fundraising, a Down syndrome couple have become the first to wed in the Cardboard Cathedral.
How Occupy Wall Street cleared $15 million in debt with just $400,000 | SmartPlanet
An offshoot project of Occupy Wall Street made a few thousand debtors very, very happy.
A good list of reasons to have a nice length of paracord always available.
Credibles Crowdfunds Credit for Food Businesses
I interviewed Guillaume Le Bleu cofounder of Credibles about his new innovative credit project, following Bernal Bucks. Several years back a group of us currency geeks got together at the Hub SOMA and NoiseBridge for brainstorming sessions to ponder how to link local currencies to the all important…
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With the colder winter months in front of us, fireplaces and woodstoves will start to get more use. With woodburning, ash is always an end product that needs to be disposed of. With a little pre-planning and the tips from this article, you can turn a waste product into a valuable resource around the homestead and in the garden.
Before we begin our discussion of the uses of ash, a special note of caution needs to be mentioned. Take wood ash away from the woodstove or fireplace in a metal bucket. Never store it in plastic, at least not until the ash is absolutely cool. This way, you avoid burning down buildings (a potentially devastating risk) or damaging surfaces in your house.
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A great video showing you how to make a very inexpensive and highly functional rocket stove with cinderblocks.
The longer you sit sedentary in a cubicle farm, the faster your motivation approaches zero. Or at least that’s what happened to me. I was desperately craving a change of scenery so six months ago I applied to my employer’s "Work from Home" program. My superiors graciously accepted my request on a trial basis despite my status as a “junior engineer” in the company (bureaucracy at its finest). I spent a day at Workbar Boston and fell in love with the environment, the flexibility, and the people I met there.
Now that the invisible bike helmet has arrived, among the remaining things that stand between commuters and bikes is the inevitable sweatiness that comes from pedaling your way to work or school. No one wants to start their day sticky and stinky. But traditional electric bikes... well, they kind of miss the point of biking. That is until now.
Photo by uhuru1701 under a Creative Commons license from Flickr.
Most internet start-ups believe there is only one path to financing their company’s growth: start with friends and family, move on to wealthy angel investors, attract venture capital, and finally sell the company so the investors can make a killing.
There are a few problems with this model:
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After they behaved badly and almost ruined the entire world financial system while pocketing fat fees along the reckless road they laid down, the big banks got 'made whole' by the Federal Reserve.
While couched at the time in fancy acronyms, a lot of complexity, and some good old motherhood and apple pie (that is, the Fed talked about helping the economy recover and people get their jobs back), the truth of the matter is simply that the Fed cared only about helping the big banks repair their balance sheets.
I interviewed Guillaume Lebleu cofounder of Credibles about his new innovative credit project, following Bernal Bucks. Several years back a group of us currency geeks got together at the Hub SOMA and NoiseBridge for brainstorming sessions to ponder how to link local currencies to the all important food system for better currency flow and convert it into credit for cash-strapped farmers.