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    2013 Year in Review

    Austerity is not a policy
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:36 PM

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    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed "Year in Review" synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year's is no exception. Moreover, he has graciously selected PeakProsperity.com as the site where it will be published in full. It's quite longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full.

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    Daily Digest 1/5 – Catalonia Missed Budget-Deficit Target, Unemployment Rises in Metro Areas, Fed: Economy Too Weak

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 4:00 PM

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    • Currency Intervention by Chile Central Bank
    • Harrisburg Workers Again At Risk Of Not Getting Paid
    • Spain’s Catalonia Region Says Missed 2010 Budget-Deficit Target
    • Kansas Delays School Aid Payments
    • VAT Increased To 20 Per Cent (UK)
    • Berkeley Heights School Facing Harsh Budget Reality (NJ)
    • Unemployment Rises In Two-Thirds Of Metro Areas
    • Fed Minutes: Economy Still Too Weak To Cut Off Stimulus
    • Unemployment Health Fee Rises (Massachusetts)
    • Christie Says He Is Preparing To Reduce Health Benefits For Public Employees (New Jersey)
    • Rogoff Says EU Debt Crisis Will Take Years to Clear, Members Face Default

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    The Keys to Transitioning Healthcare: Empowerment, Education, & Prevention

    by suziegruber

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:53 AM

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    A few months ago, I developed red spots on my face and neck that were kind of itchy.  After another day or so, the spots had progressed down my torso and onto my thighs, so I decided to go to a doctor.  Although I have health insurance, at the time I did not have a primary care physician, so seeing a doctor quickly proved to be difficult.  Most everyone I called told me to go the emergency room, a ridiculously expensive suggestion, given that my situation was certainly not a life-threatening emergency.  I finally got an appointment with a nurse practitioner at a local clinic.  She hurriedly looked at the red spots, pronounced that I had hives, and immediately decided to give me a steroid injection and to prescribe a week-long dose of Prednisone.  There was no discussion of reasoning for her prescription, likely symptom progression, or treatment options.

    I know that steroids significantly impact my body through increased anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and suppressed immune response, and I was about to leave on a month long trip, so I really didn’t want any of these side effects.  I slowed her down long enough to get her to tell me what I could expect if I didn’t take the shot or the Prednisone.  She told me the hives would likely progress through the rest of my body, enter my lungs and then cause difficulty breathing, and that I definitely needed both the injection and the Prednisone.  By this point, I internally questioned her judgment due to her extreme prognosis and lack of willingness to engage with me, so I accepted the shot and decided to mull over whether or not to fill the Prednisone prescription.  That afternoon I spoke with a friend of mine who is an MD (I should have called him first), and he said that I likely would not need the Prednisone and that I should see how it goes for a couple of days.  I did not need the Prednisone and the hives disappeared in a week or so.

    So why am I sharing this story? In my opinion, health care remains one of the thorniest problems that we face, because even with relatively abundant cheap oil, our current system serves us poorly.

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    Daily Digest – September 1

    by Davos

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 2:53 PM

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    • How American Health Care Killed My Father (H/T C Peters, MD)
    • China “Serious About Plan To Internationalise” Yuan
    • (CM, China Motors) GM to form China venture, Invest $293 Million
    • An Ill Wind Blows From Japan (H/T Doug)
    • ICN News (Video)
    • Bank Leverage: Forever Blowing Bubbles Part Two (Video on page)
    • The (Intentionally) Misleading Mainstream Media
    • U.S. created 2 MILLION jobs in August, claim “experts”
    • The Metastasis of Moral Hazard and its Effect on Gold
    • Commercial Real Estate Lurks as Next Potential Mortgage Crisis
    • From Barry Ritholtz’s site, Creative Accounting Accidently Included on NZX Statement

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    Daily Digest – August 31

    by Davos

    Monday, August 31, 2009, 2:15 PM

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    • Could We Have Another 1987-Like Crash in the Not Too Distant Future?
    • And this is just the beginning. Chairman Ben has yet to be fully unleashed.
    • U.S. Markets Flashing Strong Warning Signals
    • Trained Monkeys for Hire (H/T Investorzzo, Video on page)
    • Dollar Stigma (H/T SaxPlayer00o1)
    • Town Hall Asking About Health Care (Video)
    • Rep. Frank Eyes Fed audit, Emergency Lending Curbs (H/T MachineHead)
    • 90 Day Yields (H/T FamerBrown)

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    Daily Digest – August 30

    by Davos

    Sunday, August 30, 2009, 3:05 PM

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    • Wake Up, America: Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory “decontaminations” 
    • Max Keiser (Yuans not Dollars) (Video, Repost, as seen on www.theComingDepression.com)
    • Martin Armstrong – Will Gold Reach $5,000+?
    • Dr. Michael Hudson Interview – Must Listen!
    • 100 (revised), 300 (revised), 1000 (revised again), 4000 (now) Banks will close (Links to www.TheComingDepression.blogspot.com)
    • Bank Failures 82-84
    • St. Louis Fed Charts – Banks Not Looking that Healthy at ALL…
    • Treasury default in the cards?
    • Peak Water, By Jim Quinn

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    Daily Digest – August 21

    by Davos

    Friday, August 21, 2009, 2:37 PM

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    • My Bad! Woman’s House Mistakenly Auctioned by Bank
    • CNBC: ‘Anyone Who Owns A Suit Can Come On Television’ (Humor, The Onion, Seen on ZeroHedge)
    • Nassim Taleb: A Crazier Future (Video on page)
    • Problem Children Banks (List sortable click on header)
    • The Real Bull Market: Delinquent U.S. Mortgages Break Record AGAIN
    • After Hours With Nathan Martin – Episode 17
    • MachineHead: Universal Health Care – the 5th Banderilla
    • Ron Paul: Bringing Transparency to the Federal Reserve (Video)
    • Hoenig: Let Big U.S. Banks Fail
    • Peter Schiff on Warren Buffett (Video, H/T iDoctor)
    • Warren Buffet: “Here, let me reinterpret that…”

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    Daily Digest – August 8

    by Davos

    Saturday, August 8, 2009, 2:55 PM

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    •  Misdisinformation
    • Hunger hits Detroit’s middle class (H/T Yashash)
    • Peter Schiff on Health Care & Don’t Put Words In My Mouth, (Video, H/T Spilldenmark)
    • Max Keiser – On Criminal Banking Syndicates, Moral Hazard, (Video on page)
    • Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, Crisis, Economic and Environmental and others (FORATV Video)
    • From Calculated Risk, Google Maps does foreclosures
    • TrimTabs Unemployment (Video on page)
    • Bankrupt: Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Upda

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    Daily Digest – August 3

    by Davos

    Monday, August 3, 2009, 3:02 PM

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    • Financial Sense News Hour Part 3B – Euthanasia Health Care Real Player, WinAmp, Windows Media Mp3 (Audio)
    • 1.6 Trillion Dollar Euthanasia Health Care Plan to Bankrupt the U.S. Fix Medicare
    • From Drudge: Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast
    • Bailout Nation
    • Why Bernanke is in panic mode (H/T Jeff Borsuk)
    • FDIC Report & The Top Secret Plan C
    • Sunday Funnies (A day late – humor)
    • Cash For Clunkers Site: Your Computer is now the property of the US Gov’t? (Fox Video)
    • A conversation with Robert Shiller on Charlie Rose
    • Guns R US
    • Where is the Public Outrage Over Pensions?
    • DECLINE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
    • The $328,835.00 Taxpayer Funded Photo Album (PDF)
    • Annaly Capital: Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of The Green Shoots (White-paper)
    • Alt-A Loans and Pesky Resistant Subprime Loans: The Lingering Mortgage Beast. $1.1 Trillion in Active Toxic Waste Mortgages. PennyMac Ready for Toxic Mortgages. What Happened to the Public-Private Investment Program?

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    Daily Digest – Feb 4

    by Davos

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 1:14 AM

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    • IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India
    • President Obama to water down ‘Buy American’ plan after EU trade war threat 
    • California Pension Funds Close To Bankruptcy
    • California issues IOUs instead of cheques
    • Hundreds line up for days for Miami firefighter positions 
    • U.S. Property Owners Lost $3.3 Trillion in Home Value 
    • Ford US sales plunge 40 pct., Toyota down 32 pct.
    • GM (GM) January Sales: Odds Of Chapter 11 Go Way Up
    • Chart, Auto Sales
    • Chart, US Vehicle Sales
    • Chart, New Home Sales
    • Pending Home Sales… Foreclosure Boom (Chart in article)
    • Chart, Homeowner Vacancy Rate
    • U.S. Home Ownership Rate Falls to 7-Year Low 
    • Funny Colbert Report Video 
    • U.S. Dollar 
    • Treasury to Outline Bank Plan Next Week 
    • The Economy and the Future of Health Care (Hat Tip Christopher Peters) 

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