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EDC Multi-tool Hair Clip

Chris Martenson - March 24, 2015 - 07:52

An interesting find for a discrete and simple EDC multi-tool that functions as a hair clip.  It may not have sparkly flowers or decorative patterns but it tighten screws and cuts through rope.  

Clippa Mini Tools Clip

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New (Fake) App Lets Users Share Their Privilege with Those in Need

Shareable Magazine - March 24, 2015 - 06:07

As much flak as the Sharing Economy catches, Silicon Valley gets even more. So, when the two victims of derision collided at Comedy Hack Day last month, much (fake) technological foolery ensued. 

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Philip Haslam: When Money Destroys Nations

Chris Martenson - March 23, 2015 - 14:54

To understand better the anatomy of a currency collapse, we talk this week with Philip Haslam, author of the book When Money Destroys Nations. Haslam is an authority on monetary history, and more recently, has spent much time in Zimbabwe collecting dozens of accounts of the experiences real people had as the currency there failed. 

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Beehive in a Jar

Chris Martenson - March 23, 2015 - 14:23

An interesting DIY tutorial for creating a honey collection system where the honey and comb get made right in a jar.

http://removeandreplace.com/2013/05/07/how-to-easily-make-a-beehive-in-a-jar-backyard-project-diy/

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Activists Hijack Airbnb for NYC's Homeless

Shareable Magazine - March 23, 2015 - 13:40

Vito Catalani and Jamie Shin took to Airbnb to draw awareness to New York's homelessness problem. (Courtesy Airbnb)

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Gourmet Reserves Foods - Special Savings

Chris Martenson - March 23, 2015 - 13:02

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We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members a special discount of 25% off all Gourmet Reserves Foods.

Gourmet Reserves, the food reserves division of AlpineAire Foods was introduced in 1989 to address the growing need for high quality, convenient, familiar, and real shelf-stable food products. The emphasis is on nutritious freeze-dried, instant, and specially dehydrated foods that include both a wide variety of exciting complete meal recipes, and many individual items.

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64 Creative Ideas And Ways To Use Pallets

Chris Martenson - March 23, 2015 - 09:35

A wonderful list of creative and useful ways to use pallets as the building materials for projects around the house and homestead.

http://removeandreplace.com/2013/07/26/64-creative-ways-to-recycle-and-reuse-a-wooden-pallet/

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Where to Place Your Bee Hives

Chris Martenson - March 23, 2015 - 07:58

I decided to get a couple of bee hives to help with pollination, support the dwindling bee population, and eventually harvest a little honey and honeycomb. My first concern was where is the best place to locate a hive? There are some general rules of thumb, which are beneficial, although none are an absolute necessity.

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Daily Digest 3/23 - The Reality of Paying for College, Big Market Correction Is Coming

Chris Martenson - March 23, 2015 - 07:49
  • Don’t Trust the Markets: A Correction Is Coming
  • No Risk Too Big as Traders Plot Escape From Negative Yields
  • Where Is The Federal Reserve Headed?
  • Manual Labor, All Night Long: The Reality of Paying for College
  • Learning My Lesson
  • Russia Through Worst Of Economic Troubles, Claim Ministers
  • California Farmers Are Selling Water To The State Instead Of Growing Crops
  • Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight

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Tank-shaped Bookmobile is a Weapon of Mass Instruction

Shareable Magazine - March 23, 2015 - 06:56

A tank rolling around a city might generally be cause for concern—but not this tank. This is the Book Tank, a roving, free library packed with 900 books that elicits waves, laughter, thanks, and smiles as it goes by.

Designed and built by Buenos Aires artist Raul Lemesoff, the Book Tank is a 1979 Ford Falcon that has been converted into a “weapon of mass instruction” bringing books to the Argentine people. Lemesoff drives the tank giving a free book to anyone who promises to read it.

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How a Credit Union Increases Access to Affordable Financial Services

Shareable Magazine - March 23, 2015 - 06:33

Article and images cross-posted from Community-Wealth.org. Written by Katie Parker.

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Daily Digest 3/22 - The Toxins That Threaten Our Brians, What If California’s Drought Is Permanent?

Chris Martenson - March 22, 2015 - 08:20
  • Requiem for American Exceptionalism
  • Wages Haven’t Been This Crucial to U.S. Economy in Half Century
  • Taming Health Costs by Keeping High-Maintenance Patients Out of the Hospital
  • The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains
  • The Perfect Storm For Oil Hits In Two Months: US Crude Production To Soar Just As Storage Runs Out
  • It’s time to get serious about the California drought
  • Opinion: What if California’s drought is permanent?
  • World Water Day

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Daily Digest 3/21 - Fed Throws In The Towel, New Federal Fracking Rules Are Set

Chris Martenson - March 21, 2015 - 08:23
  • Super-Bubbles And Unprecedented Global Collapse – Time Is Running Out!
  • Alasdair Macleod: Fed Throws in the Towel, “Something is About to Break”
  • Emergency! This Family Is Prepared
  • ‘The Age of Acquiescence,’ by Steve Fraser
  • Obamacare Is Spurring Startups and Creating Jobs
  • New Federal Rules Are Set for Fracking
  • Warm Arctic winter starts sea ice off at a record low
  • This Futuristic Water Bottle Is an Edible, Gelatinous Blob

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11 Household Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Chris Martenson - March 20, 2015 - 17:41

Great uses for tea tree oil for around the homestead.  Make sure to have a bottle on hand.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/healthy-home/green-living/uses-for-tea-tree-oil-zmhz14jazpit.aspx

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How to Become a Citizen Eater: A Trip Behind the Labels of Your Ethical Cup of Coffee

Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
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5 Free Apps to Swap, Share and Sell Your Extra Stuff

Shareable Magazine - March 20, 2015 - 13:25

Top photo: macinate (CC BY-20)

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Daily Digest 3/20 - Laughing All The Way To The Crash, "Market Mania" Will End By "Revolution, Taxes, Or War"

Chris Martenson - March 20, 2015 - 08:13
  • Paul Tudor Jones Warns This "Disastrous Market Mania" Will End "By Revolution, Taxes, Or War"
  • Laughing All The Way To The Crash
  • Recycling Unused Medicines to Save Money and Lives
  • Brazil’s Slumping Economy and Bribery Scandal Eat Away at Dilma Rousseff’s Popularity
  • Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome
  • Majors Could Be The Big Winners Of The Oil Price Crash
  • Obama's Green Gambit
  • What The Heck Is The Trans-Pacific Partnership And Why Should You Care?

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A March Madness Makeover: 5 Ways to Bring Fairness Into College Basketball

March Madness is now a bigger cash cow than the Super Bowl, but in college sports the only people not getting a piece of the billion-dollar pie are the players.
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Off the Cuff: Losing Legitimacy

Chris Martenson - March 19, 2015 - 14:11

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • Lies, Damn Lies & Politics
    • When it gets serious, they lie to us
  • The Age Of Confiscation
    • Get ready for the government to claw more of your wealth
  • The Desperation Of TINA Legislation
    • We'll be told "there's no other choice"
  • The Security Of Non-Participation
    • The safest place for your wealth is out of the system

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Daily Digest 3/19 - Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply, U.S. Oil Production May Decline In 2015

Chris Martenson - March 19, 2015 - 07:42
  • Fed Loses "Patient," Wall Street Says, "I'm Cured!"
  • Janet Yellen Isn’t Going to Raise Interest Rates Until She’s Good and Ready
  • Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
  • Dollar Regains Most Of Yesterday's "Flash Crash" Losses. Oil Resumes Slide; 10Y Under 2%
  • ISIS And The Destruction Of History
  • Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply
  • Sweating The Small Stuff
  • OPEC Says US Oil Production May Decline By End Of 2015

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