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Global Coworking Week Celebrates 9 years of Coworking & Collaboration

Shareable Magazine - August 4, 2014 - 16:48

This Saturday marks the 9th year of International Coworking Day; an annual worldwide celebration of the first day ‘coworking’ was birthed and shared by Brad Neuberg in San Francisco, CA. Globally an estimated 500 coworking spaces will commemorate Neuberg’s vision as part of this event.

Categories: Economics

Meanwhile In Iraq, The Situation Grows More Dangerous

Chris Martenson - August 4, 2014 - 16:29

As if there wasn't enough to concentrate on given all that's happening in Ukraine between Russia and the West, and in Gaza between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the situation in Iraq has been taking some decidedly worrisome turns of late.

As ever, we keep our eye on this hot spot because of its special importance to the world supply of oil, any loss of which will rapidly lead to much higher prices.

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Categories: Economics

How to Harvest and Store Garlic

Chris Martenson - August 4, 2014 - 15:12

I actually almost forgot to harvest my garlic this year. Thankfully, I wasn’t too late. I was probably a couple of weeks later than I should have been, but most of the garlic was still good. One could say it is a resilient crop. 

When do you harvest garlic?

It really depends on the garlic. I harvested towards the end of June, but it should have been mid-June. It is best to observe the tops of the garlic. You should harvest when most of the leaves are still green, but two or three of the bottom leaves have gone brown. This will typically give you a mature tight head. The idea is to pick the garlic when it is mature, but you don’t want to pick it so late that the cloves start to separate. If you pick at this ideal time, the garlic will store well.

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Categories: Economics

Water Kettle and Power Generation

Chris Martenson - August 4, 2014 - 14:01

A new TEG water boiler / kettle system that will work on any flame.  Lots of interesting possibilities with this piece of gear.

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Categories: Economics

Dollar decline accelerates as political alliances are being reshaped

Beyond Money - August 4, 2014 - 10:51

Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green, LaRouchite, or consider yourself apolitical, you need to pay attention to what is happening on the money and banking front, because that is the realm in which World War III is now being fought.

We can’t afford to tune out messengers that wear a different party label or with whom we might disagree on other issues. Listen carefully to what Ron Paul has to say in this Alex Jones interview and use your common sense to separate the “wheat from the chaff.”


Categories: Blogs

Daily Digest 8/4 - Ebola's Acceleration Mapped, Can Ants Cool The World?

Chris Martenson - August 4, 2014 - 07:45
  • Land Grabbing – A New Political Strategy for Arab Countries
  • Gold Prices Reveal Truth About U.S. Economy
  • Mapping the acceleration of Ebola in West Africa in five charts
  • As more male bass switch sex, a strange fish story expands
  • Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban in Northwest Ohio
  • Is Europe's Bread Basket Up for Grabs?
  • More Oil Companies Abandoning Arctic Plans, Letting Leases Expire
  • And Now, The Farm Pollution Gets You
  • Investing In Nutrient-Dense Food: Vitamin D
  • Thousands Stranded After California Storms; 1 Dead
  • Can Ants Save the World from Climate Change?
  • As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump

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Categories: Economics

How to Build a Computer Lab for Free

Shareable Magazine - August 4, 2014 - 07:44

When Robert Litt, a teacher at Ascend, a K-8 school in Oakland, California, was told that there wasn’t money for a computer lab, he got creative and built one anyway; at zero cost to the school. As he explains in a 2012 Maker Faire presentation, he needed computers to built a lab and individuals, businesses and government are regularly discarding outdated computers. By connecting these dots, he created a thriving lab that teaches technology, and literacy through technology.

Categories: Economics

Why Startup Urbanism Will Fail Us

Shareable Magazine - August 4, 2014 - 07:20

Top image: A rendering of the Downtown Project's Container Park, now in operation. Is this serious or adolescent urbanism?

In 1958, three years before her masterpiece, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs wrote an article called “Downtown Is for People.” In it she noted:

Categories: Economics

David Stockman: The Collapse of the American Imperium

Chris Martenson - August 3, 2014 - 08:47

David Stockman, former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, best-selling author of The Great Deformation, and veteran financier is an insider's insider. Few people understand the ways in which both Washington DC, The Fed, and Wall Street work and intersect better than he does.

He's extremely concerned by the "perfect storm" he sees of concurrent failures in US policy across foreign, monetary, economic, fiscal fronts:

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/2 - CA Drought Takes Over State, The Quarantine Next Door

Chris Martenson - August 2, 2014 - 09:49
  • A Mound of Forgotten Money, and Even You May Have a Claim
  • American With Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatment
  • Ebola Vaccine Possible, but Many Doubts Persist
  • The Quarantine Next Door
  • U.S. CDC lab inspectors may have risked public safety: documents
  • Russian Oligarchs Wave Goodbye To Visa, Switch To Chinese Credit Card
  • Gaza Fighting Surges as Truce Frays, Soldier Disappears
  • Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF

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Categories: Economics

Money Creation: Banks - Crash Course Chapter 7

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 18:14

Chapter 7 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

As a follow-on to the previous chapter explaining the nature of fiat money, this week's video details one of the two methods by which it is created: fractional reserve banking. As John Kenneth Galbraith famously stated "The process by which money is created is so simple the mind is repelled."

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Categories: Economics

Special Offer on Water Filter Systems

Chris Martenson - August 1, 2014 - 16:19
15% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

The ReadyStore is offering Peak Prosperity readers a special 15% discount on all water filter systems.

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Categories: Economics

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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Categories: Economics

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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Categories: Economics

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