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Daily Digest 4/7 - The Demise of the Nation State, Huge Rainstorm To Hit CA This Weekend

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:54 AM

Economy

The demise of the nation state (blackeagle)

But the convulsions in national politics are not confined to the west. Exhaustion, hopelessness, the dwindling effectiveness of old ways: these are the themes of politics all across the world. This is why energetic authoritarian “solutions” are currently so popular: distraction by war (Russia, Turkey); ethno-religious “purification” (India, Hungary, Myanmar); the magnification of presidential powers and the corresponding abandonment of civil rights and the rule of law (China, Rwanda, Venezuela, Thailand, the Philippines and many more).

Lemonade Stand Economics (GE Christenson)

Timmy examined the dollar bill and said, “It’s paper and says one dollar, but what is it worth?”

James groaned. This is what I get for raising an intelligent kid. “Timmy, the dollar bill is valuable because you can buy books, food, video games, or pay your mom back for the sugar and lemonade mix. And you can deposit the dollar into your bank account.”

How To Recognize When Your Society Is Suffering A Dramatic Decline (Hans Z.)

People often mistake the term “morality” to be a religious creation, but this is not what I am necessarily referring to. The concepts of “good” and “evil” are archetypal — that is to say they are psychologically inherent in most human beings from the moment of birth. This is not a matter of faith, but a matter of fact, observed by those in the field of psychology and anthropology over the course of a century of study. How we relate to these concepts can be affected by our environment and upbringing, but for the most part, our moral compass is psychologically ingrained. It is up to us to either follow it or not follow it.

A Month's Worth of Rain Will Hit California This Weekend (Adam)

Atmospheric rivers come ashore on nearly every west-facing coastline on Earth. A few times a year one of them does what this weekend’s storm will do: shotguns over Hawaii and into Northern California. “It tails all the way back into the tropics, almost to the date line,” says Michael Anderson, the California State climatologist. “It’s going to come through pretty quick.”

The Absurd Myth That Solar & Wind Power Will Solve Our Energy Predicament (yogmonster)

Because most of the rare earth minerals come from China, few people realize the tremendous amount of pollution that comes as a result of the mining and processing of these metals. You can search “China Rare Earth Mineral Pollution” and find all sorts of horror stories. While the U.S. utility companies can slap themselves on the back by showing how GREEN they are by putting up Wind Power, just remember, a lot of poor slobs around the world only get to enjoy the pollution. Out of sight, out of mind.

Tesla: The Biggest Loser In The Trade War (Michael S.)

In the trade spat, China has just announced that it could add more tariffs on imported American cars, on top of an existing 25-percent import duty for foreign-made vehicles. For carmakers without local Chinese manufacturing—such as Tesla—more tariffs would render their cars even more expensive niche products.

Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming (Cherie D.)

The solar geo-engineering studies may be helped by a new $400,000 research project, the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI), which is issuing a first call for scientists to apply for finance this week.

How To Start A Straw Bale Garden In 30 Days (And Why You Really Should!) (Jess M.)

Not only will we explain exactly what a straw bale garden is we will also tell you how to start your own, with minimum effort and stress, in just 30 days. As well as discussing how to get the most out of your garden we will look at the most common problems associated with this method and tell you how to avoid them.

Gold & Silver

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Uncletommy
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Suffering a dramatic decline?

"The strength of a culture can be measured by its willingness to self reflect. Its survival can be determined by its willingness to accept its flaws when they arise and its willingness to repair the damage done. Self-aware societies are difficult to corrupt or control. Only in denial can people be easily manipulated and enslaved.

If you cannot accept the reality of the abyss, you cannot move to avoid it or prepare yourself to survive the fall. I see this issue as perhaps the single most important element in the fight to save the portions of our society worth saving. Educating people on the blatant facts behind our own national decline can dissolve the wall of denial, and perhaps we will find when disaster strikes that there are far more awake and aware individuals ready to act than we originally thought."

I am convinced that only though a dramatic loss can we ever hope to achieve the where-with-all to make a difference. I'm sure the folks in Saskatchewan and Canada can empathize:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/nipawin-humboldt-bus-crash-1.4609835

The PP message reverberates again. Pay heed!

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thc0655
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Gun control not enough: Knife control now unfolding in London

https://www.dailywire.com/news/29179/londons-mayor-declares-intense-new-knife-control-emily-zanotti

An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new "knife control" policies designed to keep these weapons of war

[wink]out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm.

The "tough, immediate" measures involve an incredible police crackdown, a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, and expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers so that police may stop anyone they believe to be a threat, or planning a knife or acid attack.

Khan announced Friday that the city has created a "violent crime taskforce of 120 officers" tasked with rooting out knife-wielding individuals in public spaces, and is pumping nearly $50 million dollars into the Metropolitan Police department so that they can better arm themselves against knife attacks. He's also empowering the Met Police to introduce "targeted patrols with extra stop and search powers for areas worst-affected," according to a statement...

Strangely enough, Khan is responsible for decreasing the number of stop-and-searches, having previously declared the tactic racist and potentially Islamophobic. It's also not clear what local Londoners will now use to cut their food...

London has seen a dramatic uptick in murder rates, surpassing even New York City in the number of homicides every month since the beginning of 2018. It has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, and, technically, knives carried "without good reason" are off limits to anyone under the age of 18.

Screwdrivers may be next.  A 78 year old man heard someone break into his house in the middle of the night, went to investigate and found 2 burglars armed with screwdrivers.  The 78 year old wrestled with one burglar, got the screwdriver away from him and stabbed the burglar with his own weapon.  The burglar died and the homeowner was arrested for murder.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/04/78-year-old-homeowner-arrested-stabbing-armed-burglar-screwdriver/

Britons are rightly apoplectic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=111&v=x6xRnZ6WOYM

Ban WWII swords now, before anyone gets hurt?

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