Are We on the Verge of Another Civil War? (Thomas R.)
I did not intend to write a handbook for our times, but as someone attuned to the long history of civil war I cannot but be alarmed by the contemporary dissolution of the boundaries between politics and civil contention or even civil war that we’re seeing around the world.
Higher oil prices are starting to boost inflation and some worry that they will rein in the pace of economic growth, cutting into disposable income. U.S. gasoline prices have climbed to $2.92 a gallon on average, and are already more than $3 in several states. Companies like Walmart Inc. have warned that higher fuel prices are starting to threaten margins.
In past weeks I’ve written about Turkey and Hungary repatriating their gold, and how fund managers like Jeffrey Gundlach have also been investing in gold. Anecdotally I have heard of other money managers who are doing the same. And given the often copycat-like mentality that exists on Wall Street, you would think that others are noticing what’s going on, which could lead to additional interest.
Given the interconnected nature of the business world, leadership skills and the ability to influence and work together as a team has become increasingly important. And the key to becoming an effective leader? It’s twofold, says Wagner, involving “creative problem-solving and a clear ethical framework”.
After the War: Bosnia Then and Now (Thomas R.)
Snipers, rockets and mortars rained down on Sarajevo for 44 months. Thousands died, including many children. Fighting, massacres and atrocities took place around Bosnia by Serb and Croat militia. Estimates suggest anywhere between 90,000 and 300,000 Bosnians died. Many more were injured, permanently displaced or suffered psychiatric problems and post-traumatic stress disorder. The psychological wounds will never heal for some.
Come on, this is advice from what my Grandma would call a nincompoop. Your portfolio is virtually guaranteed to lose money in the next crash if you follow their recommendations. I wanted to scream one of Will Ferrell’s best lines of all-time: “Doesn’t anybody else notice this—I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!”
Research we conducted at University College London with our colleagues Dan Ariely and Stephanie Lazzaro, which was published in 2016 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed that the intensity of the emotional response people experience when they act dishonestly is reduced every time they lie. And this reduction (which scientists call emotional adaptation) makes them likely to lie more over time.
TGP contributor Cassandra Fairbanks noted that the killer’s pin was also worn at Columbine.
In this work which I will cite in the afterword the idea of para-history is invented by Grant, a history especially seen in the histories of Rome. The MEGA if you ask me, the paradigm of Kuhn, the thoughts of an age. It is a bubble! If it quacks like a bubble, and walks like a bubble, it is a bubble!
One of the teenagers involved in the killing was identified by authorities as Dawnta Anthony Harris from Baltimore, who admitted in court documents obtained by FOX45 that he “drove at the officer” when she told him to get out of the vehicle while three others burglarized a house.
Speculation On Hyperinflation (GE Christenson)
U. S. government expenses are “out-of-control,” much larger than revenues and increasing about 4.6% per year even though interest rates are low.
As rates rise the government spends more for annual interest payments, which increases the deficit and accelerates the debt problem.
“I was shocked to find there wasn’t already a comprehensive, holistic estimate of all the different components of biomass,” said Prof Ron Milo, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who led the work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities,” the civil defense agency said in its alert. “Ten of the eleven wells have been quenched. Efforts are ongoing to make sure the site is secure and the community is kept safe.”
This merger has implications not only for what goes on our dinner plate. There are questions of economic and political control that need to be addressed. Critics argue that the power of these economic giants is such that they have ‘captured’ regulatory agencies. Limitless financial resources permit these and similar companies to buy off academics, media and politicians.
Editorial: In the weeds (Uncletommy)
Hugh Beckie, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, says Canada ranks No. 3 globally in weed resistance, behind only the U.S. and France. It’s a pan-Canadian problem too, he says, noting Western and Eastern Canada have roughly the same number of resistant weeds.
Gold & Silver
Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group
Article suggestions for the Daily Digest can be sent to [email protected]. All suggestions are filtered by the Daily Digest team and preference is given to those that are in alignment with the message of the Crash Course and the "3 Es."