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Ebola!

How worried should you be?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:35 AM

What Ebola reminds us of is that when a true pandemic arrives it will travel much faster than those in the past (thanks to air travel being an order of magnitude faster than dawning recognition) and that our complex, highly leveraged, just-in-time global economy is utterly unprepared for even a minor glitch in the flow of goods let alone the virtual lockdown that a true pandemic would require.

A small amount of preparing can make you much less vulnerable should (when?) that comes to pass. » Read more

Daily Prep

Ebola Outbreak News Forum

Discussion group and updated news
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:59 PM

A continuous news thread and discussion group here at PP that has been tracking the Ebola Outbreak since July of this year.  Lots of great links, analysis, and preventative considerations for dealing with this horrible virus.  Check it out and join the discussion.

http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/86357/ebola-outbreak-2014

Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 4/4 - Barclays Blames Bank Culture; Shut Up, Savers!

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:44 AM
  • 'Shut Up, Savers!'
  • Storm drain grates go missing, create safety hazard
  • UN adopts Arms Treaty with support from Obama administration
  • Chinese Foreign Fisheries Catch 12 Times More Than Reported, Study Shows 
  • Are All G20 Bank Depositors Exposed to a Cyprus Style Seizure of Deposits for a 'Bail-in?' 
  • Ottawa’s bank ‘bail-in’ talk spooks investors
  • Michael Sona Charged By Elections Canada In Connection To Robocall Scandal
  • Man has undeclared $10,000 seized at border after exchange rate pushes him over limit to take from country
  • Barclays' Salz Review blames bank culture
  • Researcher tried to export pathogen to China, RCMP allege
  • Massive offshore tax haven account leak includes names of 450 wealthy Canadians
  • Senators get automatic $2,900 pay boost after MP’s vote to increase their own salaries
  • David Stockman: "The Great Deformation"
  • Cyber Attack Alert
  • Currency Wars: “The Fed is Playing with a Nuclear Reactor”
  • A Tipping Point In The Financial System
  • Rumors of a Cheap-Energy Jobs Boom Remain Just That
  • Food Field Urban Farm in Detroit Heals Land, Sets Sights On Aquaponics and Economic Viability
  • China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal
Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 3/11 - Cuts Show Path To Leaner Military, 'Superbugs' Pose Dire Threat

Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:38 AM
  • U.S. vs. China: D.C. Dysfunction Gives People’s Republic an Edge
  • Silver: Keep It Simple
  • Cuts Give Obama Path to Create Leaner Military
  • Pre-sequester jobs numbers, unemployment rate better than expected
  • “We Gained Hope.” The Story of Lilly Grossman’s Genome
  • UK Vulnerable to Price Spikes Due to Reliance on Norway’s Natural Gas
  • New wave of 'superbugs' poses dire threat, says chief medical officer
  • To at Least One Earthling, Siberia Meteor Proved That Science Is Vital