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Daily Digest 10/21 - How (Not) To Organize A Community, The Ocean Is Broken

Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:20 AM

Economy

Billionaire Sprott - Stunning Surprise In The Silver Market (pinecarr)

“It might be a little early for me to say that because as gold has been restricted, that number might even be well above that (total of 6,000 tons of silver). In the first 8 months there were something like 4,000 tons (already consumed), so we are just extrapolating that trend, but the trend was gaining strength as the year went on.

How (not) to organize a community (westcoastjan)

When the fossil fuel-based national economy shuts down due to the increasingly well understood local ramifications of the global phenomenon of Peak Oil, both of these communities are harmed, but to different extents and in different ways.

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses (jdargis)

"In Finland, teachers underwent years of training to learn how to orchestrate this new style of learning; he was winging it. He began experimenting with different ways of posing open-ended questions on subjects ranging from the volume of cubes to multiplying fractions. 'The volume of a square-based prism is the area of the base times the height. The volume of a square-based pyramid is that formula divided by three,' he said one morning. 'Why do you think that is?'

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? (Nervous Nelly)

For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is part of a looming national catastrophe. Japan already has one of the world's lowest birth rates. Its population of 126 million, which has been shrinking for the past decade, is projected to plunge a further one-third by 2060. Aoyama believes the country is experiencing "a flight from human intimacy" – and it's partly the government's fault.

Five Important Tips to Prepare For Emergency Situations (outlive)

Water is the most essential ingredient to survive for a human being. Humans need water not just for preparing food buy also for cooking and staying hygiene. A person requires 1 gallon of water per day to survive and one need to be prepared enough to arrange for water in crisis situations. Every person must have a reserve for at least 3 days for evacuation and a 2 week supply at home.It is of no doubt that a human can live many days without food, but not without water. Even a thirst for few hours can make someone feel terrible.

Fracking Protests in NB: Why Resource Projects Are in Peril (westcoastjan)

So this latest energy hubbub is not about corporate power and exploitation rights. Rather it's about the rise of native empowerment and the deal that Canada has yet to strike with natives that recognizes that they are power-brokers in shaping project outcomes. Rexton is but a symptom that all is not well, right across the country, in terms of business-as-usual approaches for resource access. There's more to come!

Rising Energy Prices Force UK to Turn to Renewable Energy (James B.)

Homeowners who install rooftop solar panels on their homes will dramatically reduce their energy bills each year, by producing free power from the sun. IKEA’s plan to begin selling solar panels at stores across the UK could help families cope with increasing prices offered by the grid.

Why Food Should be a Commons not a Commodity (westcoastjan)

Food, a limited yet renewable resource that comes in both wild and cultivated forms, is essential for human existence. Over time, it has evolved from a local resource held in common into a private, transnational commodity. This process of commodification has involved the development of certain traits within food to fit the mechanized processes and regulations put in practice by the industrial food system, and it is also the latest stage in the objectification of food—a social phenomenon that has deprived food of all its non-economic attributes.

The ocean is broken (pinecarr)

"I've done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I'm used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen."

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

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Study: 15 percent of US youth out of school, work

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.

That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IDLE_YOUTH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-10-21-06-29-54

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