Jun
30

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Jun
30

With a whimper.

With a whimper. Reshared post from +Alan Lovejoy Embedded Link HOW DO Empires Die? HOW DO Empires Die? by Martin Armstrong I began writing what I thought would be a report. Toward the final chapters in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, he wrote about Public Debt asking why anyone… Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
30

Occasionally I find common ground with Right Libertarians

They draw the line at having government protect their property rights and other monopolist measures like patents and copyright. I draw the line at not having a government involved in economics. In a truly free society, all forms of violence would be condemnable and worthy of legal recourse.  Men with badges and guns would receive… Continue reading »

Jun
29

So is the war on drugs simply a conservative answer to the civil rights movement…

So is the war on drugs simply a conservative answer to the civil rights movement? Our teenage murder rate is 19 times higher than in the Netherlands where drugs have been taxed and controlled for 37 years. Nineteen times more drug war deaths and many are just teernagers! These are predominantly minority murders or this… Continue reading »

Jun
29

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Sounds about right. Regardless of whether you call it debt saturation or diminishing return on new debt, the notion that taking on more debt will magically enable us to "grow our way out of debt" is not supported by data. Embedded Link charles hugh smith-Why The Debt-Dependent Status Quo Is Doomed in One Chart The weblog,… Continue reading »

Jun
29

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Sounds about right. Regardless of whether you call it debt saturation or diminishing return on new debt, the notion that taking on more debt will magically enable us to "grow our way out of debt" is not supported by data. Embedded Link charles hugh smith-Why The Debt-Dependent Status Quo Is Doomed in One Chart The weblog,… Continue reading »

Jun
29

The inability of the growth economic system to deal with a finite world

The problem is systemic and it truly is different this time. What happened to Krugman’s realisation in his column back in 2010 (republished in The International Herald Tribune on December 28, 2010) that rising resource prices reflect “growing pressure on world oil and food supplies”. This, he suggested, explains the rising price of corn, commodities… Continue reading »

Jun
28

Most people are not even aware of their need to conform

They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking–and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as the majority. – Erich Fromm Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
28

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Jun
28

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of…

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. – Voltaire Google+: Reshared 3 times Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
28

We can, therefore we will

Banning it will simply drive it underground and make it that much more profitable for all involved in providing the service. Just like drugs. Geneticists fear that one day this method could be used to create new races of humans with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence. Embedded Link World's first GM… Continue reading »

Jun
28

Without our penchant for apathy and fear, there can be no control.

Without our penchant for apathy and fear, there can be no control. Embedded Link Americans Are Being Prepared For Full Spectrum Tyranny Alt-Market.com – supporting local economies, barter networks, farmers initiatives, and alternative currencies backed by tangible commodities. Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
28

40 years to demolish and new technologies are required

The annual allowed dose for workers at the stricken site is reached in only 20 seconds. Embedded Link Record radiation levels detected at Fukushima reactor Tokyo (AFP) June 27, 2012 – TEPCO, the operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said Wednesday record amounts of radiation had been detected in the basement of reactor number… Continue reading »

Jun
28

Any time you give monopoly over needs to anyone you are no longer free

Healthcare is owned. The food system is owned. Shelter is owned. Having the liberty to participate according to the rules which were designed by and for someone else is to have no liberty at all. So our choice is not one between a healthcare system administered by the state, and one administered by Columbia HCA,… Continue reading »

Jun
27

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Jun
27

May you live in unusual times

In the past week, 1,011 records have been broken around the country, including 251 new daily high temperature records on Tuesday. Embedded Link Feeling hot, hot, hot! Nation breaks more than 1,000 heat records in a week, with more to fall Feeling hot? It’s not a mirage. Across the United States, hundreds of heat records… Continue reading »

Jun
27

Sometimes it is what is not in your food that counts

In a world of hand sanitizer and wet wipes (not to mention double tall skinny soy vanilla lattes), we can scarcely imagine the preindustrial lifestyle that resulted in the daily intake of trillions of helpful organisms. Embedded Link Let’s Add a Little Dirt to Our Diet There’s nothing wrong with a little good clean dirt… Continue reading »

Jun
27

Governments are not adept at picking winners, but losers are adept at picking governments….

Governments are not adept at picking winners, but losers are adept at picking governments. – Mark Milke Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
27

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Embedded Link EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ EWG's 2012 Shoppers Guide helps you make informed choices about pesticides in your produce. Check our 'Dirty Dozen' and the 'Clean 15' to shop smarter. Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
27

When does the insanity end?

“To even claim that isn’t medically necessary qualifies as gross incompetence,” said Neuhaus.  “Someone’s 10 years old, and they were raped by their uncle and they understand that they’ve got a baby growing in their stomach and they don’t want that. You’re going to send this girl for a brain scan and some blood work… Continue reading »

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