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    Off The Cuff: Why Does Our Society Refuse To Learn From Its Past Mistakes?

    Our self-delusion is courting disaster
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 21, 2018, 4:30 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Our Inability To Learn From The Past
      • Society is much less resilient because we keep making the same mistakes
    • The Litany Of Potential Future Calamaties
      • There's a growing risk too many will arrive at the same time
    • Currency Crises All Over The Globe
      • When will they start taking the dollar and Euro down with them?
    • The State Of Cryptocurrencies
      • Down nearly 80% since December. Where to next?

    Recorded last week as Hurricane Florence was just arriving at the North Carolina shore, John and Chris noted how our chronic vulnerability to hurricanes and our inability to change our real estate development approach in light of them is symbolic of our society's self-imposed courting of disaster.

    We could learn our lessons from the disasters we suffer, and adopt better behaviors afterwards. But we don't. We prefer to self-delude with magical thoughts that, despite the latest insult, we'll be spared in the future.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Mason Bees

    How to Raise and Attract
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 10:06 PM

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    The mason bee namesake comes from their habit of sealing their nests with mud. They typically nest in hollow reeds or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects. The blue orchard mason bee and the hornfaced mason bee are the most common here in Central Pennsylvania, although there are many. Mason bees are excellent pollinators in the early spring when many fruit trees are blooming. They are more efficient pollinators than honeybees and they only travel up to 300 feet from their nests, so if you grow mason bees close to your food forest, they will be there.

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    Suicide By Pesticide

    What the honey bee die-off means for humanity
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 22, 2015, 3:18 PM

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    As you are aware, honey bees have been suffering from something called colony collapse disorder. In practice what this means is that the bees simply vanish from their hives leaving behind their most precious worldly possessions, honey and larvae.

    Killing off organisms in an ecosystem using indiscriminate biocides is quite literally a slow form of suicide for us humans. As within, so without.  You cannot poison and kill of the world around you without poisoning and killing yourself.

    Simply put: We are killing ourselves. And the data is literally horrifying.

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    Where to Place Your Bee Hives

    Tips for finding the right spot for your hive
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, March 23, 2015, 2:58 PM

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    I decided to get a couple of bee hives to help with pollination, support the dwindling bee population, and eventually harvest a little honey and honeycomb. My first concern was where is the best place to locate a hive? There are some general rules of thumb, which are beneficial, although none are an absolute necessity.

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  • Daily Prep
    Flow Hive

    Flow Hive

    Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:25 PM

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    Check out this new and innovative honey bee frame design that allows for easy access and extraction of honey from the hive.  The Flow Hive design team have now launched their Indiegogo funding page that will give you more information and the opportunity to invest and acquire the first flow hive systems. 

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

    Also check out our Beekeeping Group page to learn and exchange ideas.

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    The Environment: Increasing Waste – Crash Course Chapter 24

    We are killing the ecosystems we depend on
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 5, 2014, 11:54 PM

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    Following up on the previous chapter focusing on human-caused resource depletion, the other disheartening part of the story of the environment concerns the things we humans put back into it, and the impact they have on the ecosystems that support all of life — ours included.

    Like the economy, ecosystems are complex systems.  That means that they owe their complexity and order to energy flows and, most importantly, they are inherently unpredictable.  How they will respond to the change by a thousand rapid insults is unknown and literally unknowable.

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