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Daily Digest 7/28 - Syrian Forces Pound Aleppo, Drillers In Utah Have A Friend

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 11:55 AM

Economy

Harry Dent’s Formula For Surviving The Great Bust Ahead (David B.)

We’ve identified a peak spending wave indicator that correlates strongly with the stock market and the economy. It doesn’t apply so much to emerging countries, where we look at urbanization rates, which greatly affect incomes, and workforce growth because emerging nations don’t have a middle-class curve where typical consumers earn $60,000 a year at the peak of their careers.

Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property (Thomas C.)

A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.

Stagnant Economy May Cancel Out Expected Baby Boom (cmurray)

Drawing on an extensive analysis of demographic, economic, and cultural trends, including Google search trends, the new report from DI provides detailed projections of U.S. birth trends in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Syrian Forces Pound Rebel Stronghold in Aleppo (jdargis)

On Friday, the top United Nations human rights official, Navi Pillay, warned of an “imminent confrontation” in Aleppo. Her comments in Geneva seemed to crystallize the sense of dread of civilians caught between a military that has shown little restraint and the opposition’s armed militias, who are reportedly being joined by bands of foreign fighters.

San Francisco Considers Teeny-Tiny Apartments: Is Shoebox Living the Future? (jdargis)

Some cities believe the answer is to shrink the minimum apartment size, to build 'micro-units' for singles and couples. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is currently considering a proposal that would allow living spaces as small as 150 square feet, plus a kitchen, bathroom, and closet—somewhere between the size of a parking space and a one-car garage.

In U.S. Agency, Drillers in Utah Have a Friend (jdargis)

Bureau officials deny any favoritism toward industry, while Mr. Stringer talks of balancing sometimes competing interests. “Depending on who you are, where you stand, B.L.M. looks very different to you,” he told industry executives last year. “We move maybe from your hero to your villain.”

An Optimistic Energy/GDP Forecast to 2050, Based on Data since 1820 (Mike K.)

First off, even if you could ramp up the energy production, with the exception of Biofuels none of these function in the Transportation/Industrial Farming/Mining areas where you don’t just need Energy, you need portable energy that runs Internal Combustion Engines.

China Cancels Waste Project After Protests (jdargis)

The outpouring of public anger is emblematic of the rising discontent facing Chinese leaders, who are obsessed with maintaining stability and struggling to balance growth with rising public anger over environmental threats.

A Panoramic Photo of Last Night's Derecho Storm Over New York (jdargis)

Last night's storm, which swept from western Pennsylvania to Long Island, appears to be the summer's second derecho, a fast-moving and long-lived thunderstorm sometimes characterized as a "land hurricane." The common definition for a derecho (the name comes from the Spanish word for "straight") is a storm with wind gusts of at least 58 mph and a swath of damage at least 250 miles long

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More user friendly version of video at ETF Daily News?

The video linked yesterday is excellent so far:

http://etfdailynews.com/2012/07/26/energy-trade-the-hidden-cost-of-peak-oil-uso-uco-cvx-xom-hal-bhi-oihyl/

Chris is one of the main contributors.

But the format is terrible.  No ability to pause, move forward or backward.  I don't even know how long the video is so I can try to carve out enough time to watch from start to finish.

Is there a copy somewhere else that is more user friendly?

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energy-trade-the-hidden-cost-of-peak-oil

MAV wrote:

The video linked yesterday is excellent so far:

http://etfdailynews.com/2012/07/26/energy-trade-the-hidden-cost-of-peak-oil-uso-uco-cvx-xom-hal-bhi-oihyl/

Chris is one of the main contributors.

But the format is terrible.  No ability to pause, move forward or backward.  I don't even know how long the video is so I can try to carve out enough time to watch from start to finish.

Is there a copy somewhere else that is more user friendly?

Thanks for that link......  I've downloaded the film using an app that comes with Ubuntu.  It's ~425MB and runs for just over 1 1/4 hour.....  well worth doing to share.

Mike

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MAV wrote:

The video linked yesterday is excellent so far:

http://etfdailynews.com/2012/07/26/energy-trade-the-hidden-cost-of-peak-oil-uso-uco-cvx-xom-hal-bhi-oihyl/

Chris is one of the main contributors.

And what a shame......  I am bitterly disappointed with the ending........  first we are told the whole ponzi scheme will collapse, and then we are sold a package to profit from it?

This is bullshit.  In fact, my esteem for Chris has dropped substantially.

Mike

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DTM I agree

Mike I was left with the same sentiment.  Isn't this 'make money at all costs' midset the same exact thing that got all of us into this mess?  Does it not seem morally repugnant to extract profit from the bones of a dieing world?  The information seems tarnished by the fact that we are expected to delight in the fact that we'll be coming out on top as the world crumbles around us.

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The Money Map Video

Mike and Naesim (and others),

Regarding the video you write of...I have a larger response that describes our overall strategy in the works but the headline is this; in order to reach new audiences, sometimes we have to wander off our reservation and that means we cannot control the message or the tactics.

A case in point, the Boston magazine piece where I ended up being photoshopped into a bunker and taking the angle that I was either in this because I had a messiah complex or for the money or both, after spending two full days with a 'journalist' explaining my entire philosophy and way of life.  I was livid and said 'never again.' It was off brand, off message, off taste, potentially harmful as it cast me in completely the wrong light...ugh.  However, over time I have had a number people say they found this site and my work because of that article and I realized that I would never have reached them otherwise.

Welcome to the world of compromises.

I wish I had the luxury of being 100% uncompromising but, given that my mission is to create a world worth inheriting, I just don't.

If I/we want to reach more people how do we do this? 

We carefully considered the Money Map opportunity and came away pretty excited.  Their audience reach might hit 50-70 million impressions, they have got an incredible marketing machine, they were going to shoot and produce the video in very high quality (and they did), Keith and Kent are 100% solid guys with great reputations (and devoted readers), and their collective audiences are almost entirely new to my message.

The book they did this same 'treatment' with last year was vaulted onto the best sellers list.

So, on the one hand we have the potential to have the messages in the Crash Course delivered up to potentially tens of millions of new individuals, the book to receive national coverage, and the key messages of the Crash Course pretty faithfully rendered in a high quality package, and all of this for the low, low price of about 4 days of my time.  And on the other hand they got to shape the final package to serve their own needs and desires.

I completely understand how this will still be viewed negatively by some, and yet I would reiterate that anytime I don't have 100% control of the packaging, whether that's in a magazine article or on a television spot someday, there will be some minor and major distortions and off notes.  

My goal is to reach as many people as possible.  This was a very big opportunity to reach millions of new listeners.  They run a (very successful) business and have a formula that works for them.  They know how to reach people that we otherwise would not reach.  From a cost-benefit perspective, it was a no brainer. 

And we will carefully assess whether this effort ends up being a net positive for this site and its mission and we will continue to experiment with other uses of our time and external partners.  We'll certainly make both mistakes and the right moves over time....that's life and business.  You try things and learn and keep moving.

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MAV wrote: The video linked

MAV wrote:

The video linked yesterday is excellent so far:

http://etfdailynews.com/2012/07/26/energy-trade-the-hidden-cost-of-peak-oil-uso-uco-cvx-xom-hal-bhi-oihyl/

Chris is one of the main contributors.

But the format is terrible.  No ability to pause, move forward or backward.  I don't even know how long the video is so I can try to carve out enough time to watch from start to finish.

Is there a copy somewhere else that is more user friendly?

I found through trial and error that if you click on the video portion of your screen once, it will pause it (and twice will unpause it.  Hope that is helpful.

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Use Firefox and Download Helper

I have found that I can download almost any video on any website (there are a few that make it complicated, but almost never insurmountable) using Firefox as my browser with the add-on Download Helper.  I'm downloading this referenced video as I type using that method.  On a site with multiple linked media, the add-on Down Them All lets me select which links I want (say, multiple MP3s or videos) and the program grabs them.  In the case of a video that is as large as this is, it's much easier to dl it and watch it locally than to try to watch it over the net.

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OITW wrote: I have found that

OITW wrote:

I have found that I can download almost any video on any website (there are a few that make it complicated, but almost never insurmountable) using Firefox as my browser with the add-on Download Helper.  I'm downloading this referenced video as I type using that method.  On a site with multiple linked media, the add-on Down Them All lets me select which links I want (say, multiple MP3s or videos) and the program grabs them.  In the case of a video that is as large as this is, it's much easier to dl it and watch it locally than to try to watch it over the net.

Cool....thanks.

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