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Using Colloidal Silver

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 15:00

In an emergency scenario, taking care of our medical needs is critical. A small cut on our hand can be an opening for a lethal infection that could threaten your life. Be sure to stock supplies that will take care of major injuries, but the most likely need for medical supplies are for things like minor cuts and scrapes, burns, sore throats, ear infections, and many other types of infections such as staph, bladder, sinus, skin, etc.

Recently, a lot of people have been look at colloidal silver – or nano-silver. We wanted to delve into some studies and information to help you know if colloidal silver is right for you.

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Categories: Economics

How to Make Bread in a Crock-Pot

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 12:39

An interesting new use for your slow cooker.  Learn how to make bread in a crock pot with this wonderful tutorial.

http://homereadyhome.com/make-bread-crockpot/

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Daily Digest 8/1 - Ebola Toll Rises In Africa, Gold Prices In 3 Waves

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 09:48
  • “The people causing the crisis are the ones who stand to gain the most from it”
  • Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Into the Storm: Sharknado II
  • SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - Don't Worry Baby
  • Gold Prices 1971 – 2014 in 3 Waves
  • Energy companies keep taking on debt to finance new projects
  • Emergency Efforts in Africa to Contain Ebola as Toll Rises
  • Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Vitamin A
  • Hydropower no longer majority of renewable energy in the U.S.

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Categories: Economics

Will You Be Our 10,000th Twitter Follower?

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 08:24

We're just a few people away from our 10,000 follower milestone on Twitter.

Who will be our 10,000th follower? You?

If you haven't yet started following us, consider doing so. Every day, we tweet out our latest articles, our thoughts on the day's developments, and any other thoughts or observations we think worth sharing.

#seeyouontwitter!

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Categories: Economics

Off the Cuff: A European Perspective On The Conflict With Russia

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 07:55

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

  • Europe's Quizzical Acquiescence
    • Acting like the junior partner to the US agenda
  • The Significance of Russian Energy
    • Europe has no real Plan B if Putin turns off the gas
  • The Role of Gold
    • Russia has been dramatically increasing its gold reserves. To what end?
  • The Vulnerability of the Global Economy To Russian Hardball
    • Russian defaults would ripple through the banking system

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8 Lightning-Fast Vegetables For Your Fall Garden

Chris Martenson - July 31, 2014 - 12:50

With August just around the corner, its time to starting thinking about and planting the fall garden spaces.  Here are 8 varieties to keep in mind.

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/07/30/8-lightning-fast-vegetables-for-your-fall-garden/

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Categories: Economics

Meet Vitalik Buterin, the 20-Year-Old Who Is Decentralizing Everything

Shareable Magazine - July 31, 2014 - 09:49

Credit: Lightcoin on Ethereum.org.

Just before last New Year’s, 19-year-old Vitalik Buterin, a Canadian college dropout and Bitcoin enthusiast, had an idea. By the end of last week, that idea had attracted more than $5 million in the first week of its pre-sale — a new kind of crowdfunding that crypto-currency makes possible. Not bad, especially considering that nobody knows whether the idea will really work.

Categories: Economics

Gothenburg ShareFest Furthers the Collaborative Movement in Sweden

Shareable Magazine - July 31, 2014 - 09:35

One of the beautiful things about the sharing movement is that it is both hyper-local and global, spanning across cultures and geography. It also spans the age spectrum—something that has been made very clear this #SharingSpring at various ShareFests. Participants in the fests range from community elders who share a lifetime of experience and knowledge, down to toddlers swapping toys for the first time.

Categories: Economics

The West's Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia

Chris Martenson - July 31, 2014 - 07:54

For reasons that have no rational explanations at this time, the US and Europe have embarked on a concerted program to demonize Putin, ostracize Russia, and bring the world as close to a major conflict as it's been since the Cold War, a time hardly memorable to many in the current crop of our elected officials.

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How The Coming Confrontation Will Unfold

Chris Martenson - July 31, 2014 - 07:52
Executive Summary
  • The 4 most likely scenarios of Russian response
  • Europe is more vulnerable, and will feel more pain sooner than the US (though the US is still at risk)
  • The risk to the world economy and financial markets
  • What you should be doing now, in case things worsen

If you have not yet read Part I: The West's Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Europe Will Pay the Price First

Europe is already on the edge of slipping back into outright economic contraction and can ill afford any sort of protracted sanction warfare with Russia, a major trading partner in both directions.

While the sanctions levied by Europe were very carefully crafted to cause the least amount of pain for itself as a fist order of business, while imposing maximum pressure on Russia second, they will still bite.

‘EU sanctions on Russia will hit UK economy’ – Foreign Secretary

Jul 30, 2014

EU sanctions aimed at ‘imposing economic pain’ on Russia following the MH17 crash will hit the UK economy, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned, saying ‘you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs’.

Hammond said the measures had been “designed to maximize the impact on Russia and minimize the impact on EU economies.”

“It will affect our economy... but you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, and if we want to impose economic pain on Russia in order to try to encourage it to behave properly in eastern Ukraine and to give access to the crash site, then we have to be prepared to take these measures,” he told Sky.

On Wednesday, The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the new package of EU sanctions, saying it was disappointed Europe was unable to act independently from Washington in the International arena. 

“We feel ashamed for the European Union who, after long searching for a unified voice is now speaking with Washington’s voice, having practically abandoned basic European values, including the presumption of innocence,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

(Source)

Indeed, it's easy to imagine how disappointed Russia might be to have so many unresolved questions about MH-17 lingering yet having Europe rush forward with punishment despite a long and warming history of economic ties.

Of course, the main consideration for Europe now that autumn is just a couple of months away is...

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/31 - Argentina Goes Into Default, Milennial Purchasing Power Sits Idle

Chris Martenson - July 31, 2014 - 07:41
  • Unable to reach deal with creditors, Argentina goes into default
  • Abstractly Represented Money: Introducing Metamoney
  • BlackBerry ups mobile security ante with Secusmart buy
  • Welcome to the New Dark Age
  • Blacklight’s July 21, 2014 Third Public Demonstration
  • Purchasing Power Sits Idle in the Basement
  • U.S. Judge Orders Seizure of Kurdish Oil from Tanker Off Texas Coast
  • Investors Can Feast on Fertilizer Yields

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Community Currency Magazine - July 30, 2014 - 19:42

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Darkening Skies

Chris Martenson - July 30, 2014 - 16:31

Chris is busy finishing up a meaty report on the accelerating friction between the West and Russia, so I'm stepping in to make some quick notes on today's meaningful developments.

As PP.com readers know, we've been cautioning about a serious market correction for a long time. Valuations have been so far divorced from fundamentals for so long that we are frighteningly overdue for a drop -- likely a large one -- in asset prices.

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A Nurse’s Fully Stocked Medical Kit

Chris Martenson - July 30, 2014 - 12:56

A nice overview and contents list of what an experienced ER nurse carries in her home med kit and how she organizes it.

http://www.thebusybhomemaker.com/nurse-fully-stocked-medical-kit/

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Daily Digest 7/30 - Some GMO Corn No Longer Pest-Resistant, Worldwide Water Shortage By 2040

Chris Martenson - July 30, 2014 - 07:15
  • Red light traffic cameras generate big revenue for local governments across D.C. region
  • Brazil farmers say GMO corn no longer resistant to pests
  • Russia faces having assets seized around the world after international court rules it has to pay $50B to shareholders of energy company 
  • Student debt 'relief' scams offering nothing but distress
  • Record number of people opt for insolvency after becoming overwhelmed by debts despite signs of economic recovery
  • More than a third of U.S. adults pursued by collection agencies
  • Putin Sanctions Risk Access to $600 Billion in Funding
  • Slower U.S. healthcare cost rise extending life of Medicare fund: trustees
  • Worldwide water shortage by 2040
  • Unprecedented California Drought Restrictions Go Into Effect

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Categories: Economics

24 Smart Uses For Household Items In The Garden

Chris Martenson - July 29, 2014 - 09:01

Great ideas to help you use common everyday items from around the house to make your garden more organized and get the most out of your food production efforts.

http://www.ebay.com/gds/24-Smart-Uses-For-Household-Items-In-The-Garden-/10000000178702502/g.html

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Daily Digest 7/29 - Making Good Food Affordable, Megaphone Silver Prices

Chris Martenson - July 29, 2014 - 07:28
  • Their Economy Will Collapse, Including Ours
  • We're 650,000 Start-Ups Shy of a Revolution
  • What Is the Effective Limitation on the Fed's Ability to 'Print Money?'
  • Here’s What Wall Street Bulls Were Saying In December 2007
  • Faber: Stocks will peak within in next 60 days then drop 20-30 percent
  • Silver Prices - Megaphone Patterns
  • Six Flags Stock to Rise Late This Summer
  • Making Good Food Affordable

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Categories: Economics

23 Food Sharing Projects That Are Disrupting Hunger

Shareable Magazine - July 29, 2014 - 07:12

Food is one of our most basic needs. And yet, for over 800 million people, food insecurity remains a daily issue. While top-down programs that address hunger certainly exist, more efficient, immediate solutions are sometimes found on the community level, where neighbors directly help neighbors.

We’ve rounded up 23 food projects that are transforming communities by feeding the hungry, educating people about healthy eating and food justice issues, and providing opportunities for people to grow their own food.

Categories: Economics

Be Your Own Chimney Sweep

Chris Martenson - July 28, 2014 - 13:15

A wonderful summary of the steps and precautions to cleaning your own chimney.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/be-your-own-chimney-sweep-zbcz1407.aspx#axzz38n8LravT

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Categories: Economics