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3 Pieces of Winter Gear that Should Be Part of Your EDC Arsenal

Chris Martenson - December 23, 2015 - 10:40

Three important items to consider for your every day carry during the cold winter months.   

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Daily Digest 12/23 - Sued Over Old Debt, Oil Collapse Sees Venezuela Burning Through Savings

Chris Martenson - December 23, 2015 - 07:51
  • Kremlin says to consider possible counter measures after new round of U.S. sanctions
  • Zimbabwe to adopt Chinese yuan as legal tender in debt write-off
  • Sued Over Old Debt, and Blocked From Suing Back
  • Scranton School District OKs 2016 budget, still searching for $31.2M to avoid default
  • Brazil loan defaults hit 33-month-high as recession deepens
  • Death-Tax Fear Drives Portuguese Families to Pass Firms to Heirs
  • Stopgap budget equals state employee layoffs, lots of them, administration analysis says (Pennsylvania)
  • Nigeria expects 2016 deficit to double as Buhari unveils record budget
  • Alberta's finance minister says low oil price may delay government programs
  • Japan flags inflation target fudge as commodity rout deepens
  • RPT-Italian bank rescue leaves bitter families marooned
  • Chicago Public Schools' credit rating takes yet another hit
  • IRS gains power to revoke tax scofflaws' passports
  • SC pension system faces $11 billion shortfall, report says
  • Distressed loan buyers muddy India's bad debt picture
  • Euro Yields Drift Further From Ratings After $531 Billion of QE
  • This parent trap involves $71 billion of federal education debt
  • India Plans Price Curbs to Stem Chinese Steel Import Deluge
  • Political uprising in Spain shatters illusion of eurozone recovery
  • Osborne Xmas headache: Britain's borrowing INCREASES and debt reaches £1.53TRILLION
  • China’s local govt debt to reach $US2.47T
  • PBOC Injects More Cash as Top Leaders Flag Additional Stimulus
  • Japan govt: stimulus to add 0.6 pct point to GDP over next 3 yrs
  • Oil halts decline as emerging market stocks climb on talk of China stimulus
  • Oil Collapse Sees Venezuela Burning Through Its Savings: Chart
  • U.S. economy set to grow less than 3% for the 10th straight year

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Shareable’s Top 10 Stories of All-Time

Shareable Magazine - December 22, 2015 - 07:36

Way back in 2009, long before the term “sharing economy” was part of everyday conversation, Shareable started covering this movement that aimed to connect people, reduce our environmental impact, put idle goods to use, and challenge the idea that there's no alternative to capitalism as we know it today.

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Daily Digest 12/22 - Uncertainty Looms Over 2016, Obama Plans Summit on Migrant Crisis

Chris Martenson - December 22, 2015 - 07:28
  • Congress earns praise for permanent R&D tax credit, extended solar ITC
  • Uncertainty Looms Over Global Markets In 2016
  • Professor Fekete About Gold And The Debt Society
  • Silver: May the 100 Year Force Be With You
  • Obama Plans Summit on Migrant Crisis
  • Bringing an Extinct Tortoise Species Back to Life
  • The Benefits of Dry-Farming Wine—For the Palate and the Planet
  • The Only Way to Save Your Beloved Bananas Might Be Genetic Engineering

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Story Pod Reimagines Little Free Libraries as Public Space

Shareable Magazine - December 22, 2015 - 07:16

Little Free Libraries take a variety of shapes and forms, with big Little Free Librariestheme Little Free Libraries, and more. But a library pod? That’s a new one.

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5 Marketplace Ideas With High Impact Potential

Shareable Magazine - December 21, 2015 - 11:20

Have you ever thought about starting a sharing or used goods marketplace? Well, there hasn't been a better time to start than now. Awareness of the benefits of sharing and re-use is growing daily. And now there are turnkey solutions that make it easy to create almost any type of marketplace, from renting surfboards and storage space to selling used engagement rings.

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Daily Digest 12/21 - Times Are Changing In Spain, Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed

Chris Martenson - December 21, 2015 - 08:11
  • Democrats embrace modern America as Republicans reject it
  • Peter Schiff: Mission Accomplished
  • Sell The Bonds, Sell The Stocks, Sell The House — Dread The Fed!
  • Why Gold Is Going Down, In Two Words
  • The Fed Just Killed This Sector
  • Times are changing in Spain
  • Clinical Genetics Has a Big Problem That's Affecting People's Lives
  • Huge Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed, Government Scientists In Meltdown

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Responsible Sharing Economy Accelerator Begins in Barcelona

Shareable Magazine - December 21, 2015 - 07:02

Daniel Epstein of the Unreasonable Institute at Impact Hub Barcelona. Credit: U.S. Consulate General Barcelona 

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Dan Amerman: Financial Repression & The New Interest Rate Hike

Chris Martenson - December 20, 2015 - 13:44

Financial repression authority Daniel Amerman returns this week to discuss the ramifications of the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade.

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Help Power the Sharing Movement

Shareable Magazine - December 20, 2015 - 13:33

Photo: GotCredit

Dear Shareable readers,

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Daily Digest 12/20 - The Billion-Dollar Battle For PR's Future, IMF Isolates China and Russia

Chris Martenson - December 20, 2015 - 08:54
  • Inside the Billion-Dollar Battle for Puerto Rico’s Future
  • Obama Abruptly Waives 1980 Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act
  • UK poll finds small majority of Britons in favor of 'Brexit'
  • Texas Election Lawsuit Uncovers Hart InterCivic Computer Corruption Errors: Plus Official Election Records Missing
  • Beware: Someone Is Trying to Convince You That Bernie Can't Win
  • Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?
  • Pete Seeger Labelled 'Subversive' After Speaking Out Against Plan to Deport Japanese
  • The IMF Changes its Rules to Isolate China and Russia
  • In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared

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Daily Digest 12/19 - 'Cash-Only' Businesses Targeted By IRS, The Epigenetics of Terror

Chris Martenson - December 19, 2015 - 08:38
  • Congress adds contested cybersecurity measures to 'must-pass' spending bill
  • ‘Cash Only’ Small Business Targeted By IRS: The Case Of Nick’s Roast Beef
  • A Culture of Fear & the Epigenetics of Terror
  • All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization
  • Gold Rises on Fed Interest Rate Hike, as Contrarians Predicted
  • The Ultimate Guide To MSM
  • A Secret Catalogue of Government Gear for Spying on Your Cellphone
  • ‘PRESTON’ mass surveillance program started under Tony Blair – Snowden leaks
  • Bombshell: UK Accused Of Plotting Syria War Back In 2009
  • Mexico’s monarch butterfly reserve lost 24 acres to logging this year
  • Cauliflower prices spike to $8 a head

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2015 Year In Review

Chris Martenson - December 18, 2015 - 17:37

I am penning my seventh “Year in Review.” These summaries began exclusively for myself, evolved into a sort of holiday cheer for a couple hundred e-quaintances with whom I had been affiliating since my earliest days as a market bear in the late ’90s, and metastasized into the Tower of Babble—longer than a Ken Burns miniseries—summarizing the human follies that capture my attention each year.

I wade through the year’s most extreme lunacies as well as a few special topics while trying to find the overarching themes. Somehow 450 pages of notes, quotes, and anecdotes describing a web of interconnected concepts must be distilled into the “Year in Review,” all in a few short weeks. So let’s head to the choppers.

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2015 Year In Review (Part 2)

Chris Martenson - December 18, 2015 - 17:35
As regards the banks, we have come down from the trees but are not out of the woods yet.   The six biggest banks are ginormous—50% larger than they were at the previous high at the start of the crisis—but the sector was relatively quiet this year. Hundreds of billions in fines have been levied by various governmental Rainbow Coalitions.   As statutes of limitations began to run out, Eric Holder and authorities declared there would be no prosecutions of individuals responsible for the crisis.

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Off The Cuff: Rate Hike!

Chris Martenson - December 18, 2015 - 09:00

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

  • Rate Hike!
    • The Fed raises interest rates for the 1st time in a decade
  • Shock Wave
    • Even a small rate increase can disrupt today's highly-leveraged economy
  • The Beginning Of The End
    • The 'Debt Is Good' Era May Finally Be Ending
  • Modern Game Of Thrones
    • How The Power Structure Clings To Its Control

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Daily Digest 12/18 - Good News Friday: The Season Of Giving, Improving Solar Efficiency

Chris Martenson - December 18, 2015 - 07:14
  • The Big Picture: Giving
  • Irish and Dutch Researchers Develop “Smart Dressing” To Transform Wound Care
  • Protecting FBI Whistleblowers From Retaliation
  • Martin Shkreli arrested by FBI over hedge fund investigation
  • Stop Being So Self-Conscious
  • Stanford engineers develop 'invisible wires' that could improve solar cell efficiency
  • Geothermal Energy Could Grow Sixfold
  • Want to Master Draft-Horse Farming? Sterling College will Teach You How

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Daily Digest 12/17 - Why Volkswagen Cheated, Can the Fed Limit the Fallout Globally?

Chris Martenson - December 17, 2015 - 07:26
  • Planned Putin-Erdogan summit in Russia canceled, says Kremlin
  • Erdogan wants to turn Turkey into Islamist state, bets on uneducated masses - CIA veteran
  • The Ghosts of Nugan Hand: A New Chapter in a Long-Running CIA Bank Mystery
  • 3 ISIS Twitter accounts ‘trace back to UK govt computers,’ claim hackers
  • European Nations Throw Up On EU Plan To Seize Border Sovereignty, Impose Standing Border Force
  • Russia’s payback against Turkey over shoot-down may turn deadly
  • The Fed And Its Rate Hike
  • Pushing Aside 401(k)'s For Mandatory Savings Plans
  • Max Keiser & Egon von Greyerz discuss gold, turmoil and bad omens in the globally distorted markets
  • Russia’s Turn
  • Youth unemployment major lag on human development, UN report says
  • Russia doubles electricity supply to Crimea
  • Why Volkswagen Cheated
  • Can the Fed Limit the Fallout Globally?
  • Videos: Eyewitnesses in San Bernardino: “Three Tall White Men”
  • Gold Rises on Fed Interest Rate Hike, as Contrarians Predicted

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Study Finds that Coworking Offers Big Benefits to Entrepreneurs

Shareable Magazine - December 16, 2015 - 09:03

What are the benefits of coworking aside from free coffee, fast wifi, and a desk? Those of us who cowork sense that there are immense benefits to being part of a coworking community. It’s the person who offers an email introduction; or the dude sitting next to you who knows the best software for a particular task; or the random conversation that sparks an idea—or even a partnership. These connections help us, but by how much?

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Global Social Economy Forum Puts Out Call for Proposals

Shareable Magazine - December 16, 2015 - 08:45

In 2013, Mayor Won-soon Park from Seoul brought together more than 1,000 social economy activists and local government officials from around the world to discuss job creation, fair growth and sustainable development. The event was the first Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF).

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Daily Digest 12/16 - S. America Staring Down An Economic Abyss, Australia's Budget Outlook Worsens

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2015 - 07:18
  • Oil Rout to Claim More Victims After First Norway Bankruptcy
  • Derivatives: The toxic financial instrument on par with terrorism
  • China's Economic Growth Rate Is Seen Falling Until at Least 2018
  • Riley: Junk Bond Collapse Hits RI Pension Fund
  • Russia's Record Bank Cull Set to Continue in 2016 Amid Recession
  • Natural Gas Sinks to 14-Year Low
  • More Singapore companies likely to seek relaxed debt conditions next year
  • Chesapeake Energy Works With Advisers To Reduce Debt Load
  • Mariachis, Tacos, $100 Billion Oil Debt as Pemex Opens in Texas
  • Third Avenue Ripples Felt in Japan as Fidelity Fund Drops
  • Wilbur Ross: 'Wall' of junk bond maturities coming
  • Creditors Bawl: How Investors Ignored Risk of Junk-Bond Rout
  • Specialty drug costs soar 32% to $438 million at CalPERS amid uproar over prices
  • Obamacare Sign-Ups Could Get A Bump As Higher Penalties Kick In
  • China’s Workers Are Fighting Back as Economic Dream Fades
  • Illinois budget impasse causes freeze to state police patrol car fund
  • SIU system facing financial woe of 'crisis proportion'
  • Exports fall for 12th straight month, down 24.43% in November
  • Japan firms' inflation expectations fall, keep BOJ under pressure
  • Brazil Tackles 2016 Budget Amid Divergent Pressures
  • South America is staring down an economic abyss
  • Australia's Budget Outlook Worsens
  • 'Chinese Shock' Would Suppress Global Rates, Trade, Fitch Says
  • Shipping Index Plunges to Fresh Record Amid China Steel Slump
  • Chinese slowdown likely to hit global growth
  • Abe Deflation Fight Has Foes on Nearly Every Street Corner
  • Original Sin Stores Up Pain as Asean Firms Face $45 Billion Bill
  • Credit market nerves wear on Italy, Spain bonds as Fed hike nears
  • Bernanke says Fed likely to add negative rates to recession-fighting toolkit

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