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- 'America is a bomb waiting to explode'
- A Massive National Security Leak Just Blew the Lid off Obama's Drone War
- A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs
- When Gas Becomes Cheaper, Americans Buy More Expensive Gas
- A New Golden Age Part III: The Basic Income Guarantee by Tom Streithorst
- The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You Do
- Stop The Madness
- Warming Oceans May Threaten Krill, a Cornerstone of the Antarctic Ecosystem
Through an innovative fund, La Montañita helps finance its growers. Credit: La Montañita
What happens when local food producers need to scale up to meet consumer demand but don’t have the capital to do so? If you’re a supplier for La Montañita, an organic food consumer cooperative with 17,000 members and five stores in New Mexico, you turn to an innovative coop capital model.
Toby Hemenway has just released a new book, The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience which explains how individuals, as well as society as a whole, can apply the same principles underlying permaculture to improve most if not all of the systems our way of life depends on.
- Lackluster Global Economy Is Weighing on China, Xi Tells Reuters
- The Problem Isn't Student Loans, It's Higher Education
- Full Transparency
- What Could Raising Taxes on the 1% Do? Surprising Amounts
- How the nation’s most notorious crime-gun store cleaned up its act
- U.S. court overrules EPA on bee-killing pesticide
- ‘A Wall of Mud’ in California, and Warnings to Heed El Niño
- How to Plant Garlic this Fall for Summer Harvest
With Rural Hub and other partners, Ubiquitous Commons held a series of workshops on the application of P2P networking technology to the rural commons. (Rural Hub / Facebook)
- Price Check: How Companies Value Body Parts
- Chicagoans' Cost to Exit Swap Agreements Approaches $300 Million
- A Liquidity Crisis Hit The Banking System In September
- Goldman Sachs Fires Analysts For Cheating On "Compliance" Tests
- Guest Post: The False East/West Paradigm And The End Of Freedom
- System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams
- Green Light Silver
- Will The Gold Price Close 2015 with a Gain?
- VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Could Cost Up To $87 Billion In Total
A good primer on the steps to procuring and storing firewood for the winter months. A lot of great information in the following article.
Gold price suppression!
The amount of ink spilled on this topic could fill a supertanker. Goldbugs the world over believe in the suppression story as an article of faith, and indeed, the evidence that “something is happening” appears incontrovertible.
Given how important the subject is to Peak Prosperity and the bullion-owning community, and the volume of energy we expend talking (and talking, and talking, and talking) about it, how much information do we really have about what is actually going on?
- What the Great Gold Smash of 2013 tells us
- Was $1,075/oz gold the bottom? Is the bottom indeed in?
- Is a new bull trend ahead for precious metals?
- How to hedge against -- and speculate on, for those who dare -- future manipulation attempts
If you have not yet read Part 1: EXCLUSIVE: The Smoking Gun Proving Silver & Gold Manipulation available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.
Now let's look at the great gold smash of 2013.
There were three separate operations I saw on or around the gold smash of 2013:
Operation #1: On April 12, gold had already broken below the 1525 support level to close at 1501 after dropping $100 over the two preceding months. After a long decline followed by a support break, the market was in a very fragile state. Sunday rolled around, and “someone” chose this moment to unload $95 in 13 volatility events over the course of just 13 hours. This avalanche decisively drove gold down $150 in just one day. This engineered follow-through using volatility events coming immediately after the support break resulted in the total annihilation of the longs. Price still has not recovered from that move.
Operation #2: two days after the $150 drop, another 3-event $23 assault completely failed. Price did not move at all. In fact, it rallied on the day. Why? Why didn't we get another $150 drop? Well, 1325 turned out to be strong support. Buyers came out in droves to pick up the lower-priced gold. And so when gold dropped $23 due to the volatility events, COMEX buyers snapped up the lower priced gold, and as a result the assault completely failed.
Operation #3: two months later, another 1-event $24 assault had only a very minor effect. Price fell that day a few bucks, which was regained the day following. Support was not quite as strong, but the market was clearly not in a fragile state at that point either. This assault failed as well, since there was no support break and no price reset lower.
Here are three events, in relatively close proximity to one another, but under three different sets of “chart circumstances” which provided three different outcomes. One worked, two others didn't. The difference, I maintain, was where the market was at each point. Fragile markets appear vulnerable to volatility events. Strong markets are not.
Now let's look at the most recent event: July 20, 2015...
Some great ideas and projects (links to more detailed articles) for your Fall garden and to help your summer bounty last a bit longer into the colder months.
Somero 2015’s five days of workshops, hackathons, and keynotes concluded successfully last Sunday.
Daily Digest 10/16 - Good News Friday: Building A Farm Sharing Economy, Naval Academy Reinstates Celestial Navigation
- Facebook can be blocked from passing data to U.S. after treaty ruled invalid
- Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They're Thriving
- Stronger Economy Cited as U.S. Reports Lowest Budget Deficit of Obama’s Tenure
- The Democratic Presidential Candidates Declared War on Unfettered Capitalism
- Seeing stars, again: Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation
- Cropland in the U.S. Midwest may limit extreme high temperatures
- How Growing More Weed Can Help California Fix Its Water Problems
- Farmers’ Guilds: Building a Sharing Economy Down on the Farm
In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Adam discuss:
- Announcing our new book: Prosper!
- Releasing publicly on Nov 17th
- Destroying The Public's Trust
- Another valuable fast-depleting resource
- Eroding Sentiment
- It's what causes bubble to pop. And we're seeing a lot of it.
- US Intervention In The Middle East
- The worst topic for wrapping up a podcast...
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I’ve been planning a food forest project over the winter. My plan was to reduce the size of my annual garden, remove grass space, add diversity, and future habitat for ducks in the form of a zone 1 and 2 food forest. My plan was to have at least one nitrogen fixer per productive fruit tree, comfrey under fruit trees, and to use higher value and higher maintenance grafted fruit trees.
I feel that it is appropriate to have some grafted fruit trees in zone 1 & 2 because maintenance is easier close in, and management is more intensive in this space. When you move out to zone 3 & 4 I feel grafted fruit trees are not appropriate as maintenance should be less here. My zone 3 & 4 food forests contain native non-grafted species that do not require much maintenance but also produce lower quality fruit. There are three main areas that I designed.
A simple and informative video about the basics of seed saving and other resources to look at as you get more advanced and begin sharing those seeds.
- Walmart Stock Craters On Profit Warning - The Fatal Blindness of Greed
- Hillary Clinton's Take on Banks Won't Hold Up
- Gold Standard Nonsense Compelling Us To Repeat History
- Good News For Gold
- Wall Street firms that bankrolled oil boom are hurting
- Can The Oil Industry Really Handle This Much Debt?
- Q & A with the “Mosul Eye” Historian
- The Man Who Builds Luxury Bomb Shelters for Paranoid One Percenters
10 wonderful ways and uses for a pair of socks. Maybe its time to put the summer flip-flops away and start prepping for winter.