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Daily Digest 5/21 - 'Death Cross’ Could Be The Real Deal, Is Organic Better For Your Health?

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM

Economy

This S&P 500 Death Cross’ Could Be The Real Deal (Aaron M.)

This “statistically significant” death cross has only happened twice is the past two decades, Laidi points out. The first took place in 2001 and was followed by a 37 percent decline in the index, while the second pattern occurred in 2008 and preceded a 48 percent drop.

Mother of all Head & Shoulder Patterns & China Just Completed the Right Shoulder (Chris H.)

But what if the OECD and their future estimates are wrong? The chart below is annual population growth (in total) vs. the annual growth of the under 45yr/old global population. The base of population growth (young) has caved in and only been masked by the 45+yr/olds living a decade or two longer than their parents. owever, this extension of lifespans vs. the previous generation is a one off. The current young are not likely to live decades longer again than the current generation. Simply put, we have significant population longevity among the wealth and rapidly waning population growth most everywhere except the very poorest. As you may have noticed, it's a night and day difference.

Facebook ‘Trending’ List Skewed by Individual Judgment, Not Institutional Bias (jdargis)

Nearly a year later, what began as a tiny experiment for Facebook has swollen into a national headache. The Silicon Valley company faces allegations of intentionally suppressing conservative news from appearing on Trending Topics. In a rough-and-tumble presidential election year in which social media is playing an increasingly large role, some Republican leaders say they have lost trust in Facebook’s ability to maintain impartiality as a communication and news platform.

In Sweden, an Experiment Turns Shorter Workdays Into Bigger Gains (jdargis)

“We’ve had 40 years of a 40-hour workweek, and now we’re looking at a society with higher sick leaves and early retirement,” said Daniel Bernmar, leader of the Left party on Gothenburg’s City Council, which is running the trial and hopes to make it the standard. “We want a new discussion in Sweden about how work life should be to maintain a good welfare state for the next 40 years.”

International Markets Prove Hard To Conquer For U.S. LNG (Josh O.)

The only way U.S. companies can transport their gas is after liquefying it and shipping it to Europe or Asia. Cheniere Energy is already doing this. There are several liquefaction terminals in construction across the country, driven by hopes for gas demand growth across the world. However, these hopes have not yet proved realistic. To complicate things further, pipeline projects at home are being delayed, adding to the pressure on gas producers.

Pray for Shade: Heat Wave Sets a Record in India (jdargis)

Scientists say that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high pace, average global temperatures could rise by more than six degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century.

Is organic better for your health? A look at milk, meat, eggs, produce and fish. (jdargis)

Because the risks and the benefits vary by product — meat is different from produce — it’s important to look at each category separately. While every category has the potential to harbor pathogens (such as E. coli in produce and salmonella in chicken), there are some product-specific concerns, including pesticide residue in produce and hormones in milk.

Chicken Giant Perdue Just Nixed a Nasty Clause from Its Contracts with Farmers (jdargis)

But then, just as I was finishing reporting and writing this story, a Perdue spokesperson told me that "we plan to remove that clause from our contracts going forward," because "we recognize that this may cause some confusion based on where we are going as a company and our commitment to transparency."

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 5/20/16

Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group

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Organic vs Conventional

How curious that the Washington Post article above submitted by jdargis conveniently overlooks comparing organic grains with glyphosate saturated gmo conventionally grown grains.

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Barometer (Left)

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Any of this seem familiar?

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I dunno? What's familiar?

Yes, I was aware that Ron Paul's election was stolen, just as had happened before to others.

What's the same this time? 

I don't know whether (1) Trump is actually part of the power elite, and they are just playing the tune of "we hate him" in preparation for a deceit, or (2) the process failed.

Honestly, it doesn't matter. 

Or maybe you're talking Sanders?  Because that story goes way back to ...  hmm... who was it that Nixon defeated, because he was used to kick out an antiestablishment Dem. candidate?  I dont' remember any more.  So yes, that seems familiar; but I don't think Sanders could win as a socialist, nor do I think his election would upset the powers that be, any more than Barak's election did.

So... T2H, what do YOU see as being familiar?  I'm curious to know.

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Barometer (Right)

Ok, "Far" Right

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1+1=...
Michael_Rudmin wrote:

So... T2H, what do YOU see as being familiar?  I'm curious to know.

Sanders. Derp.

 

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Derp? not sure

I think Derp was something in South Park.

I think I was speaking of Eugene McCarthy: “Get clean for Gene".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_McCarthy

In the end, IIRC, thugs beat up Mccarthy supporters to keep them out of the Democrat Convention, and throw the nomination to the pro-war Humphry. At which point we elected Nixon.

Also of note: The illustrious Romney name shows up in that corruption too.

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