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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 8/6 – What Hiroshima Looks Like Today, The Real Risk Of Backyard Chickens

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    Monday, August 6, 2018, 4:08 PM

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    • The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market
    • I Gave Up AC This Summer To Live Within My Means. America Should Try That
    • Just 30 minutes of hookah smoking can increase cardiovascular risk, study says
    • Jamie Dimon cautions the 10-year Treasury yield could hit 5%: 'It's a higher probability than most people think'
    • ‘Morally repugnant’: Homeland Security advisory council members resign over immigration policies
    • Rosenstein reveals how the Justice Department is fighting attacks on US elections
    • CDC Breeds Fear Over Salmonella in Backyard Chickens. Here’s the real risk.
    • Here's what Hiroshima looks like today — and how the effects of the bombing still linger
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    The State of the Deep State

    The monster in America’s closet
    by JHK

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:43 PM

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    We’ve been hearing a lot about the so-called Deep State lately. What to make of this shadowy monster? Some observers link it to the paranoid fantasy called the New World Order, a staple of political talk radio (and a hobgoblin I don’t believe in). 

    I like to say that I’m allergic to conspiracy theories because human beings are generally too inept to carry out schemes at the grand scale, as well as being poor secret-keepers. Insider knowledge is almost always swapped around, even in secretive organizations, often recklessly so, because doling it out confers status, tactical advantage, and sometimes money for the doler-outer. But the Deep State isn’t a secret. It operates in plain sight.

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    Off the Cuff: Abnormal Times

    Our institutions no longer serve our interests
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:47 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Jim discuss:

    • The Dimming of US Legitimacy Abroad
      • Americans have a growing fear & distrust of our own foreign policy
    • Charity Begins at Home
      • Why are we sending $ abroad that is much needed at home?
    • Abnormal Times
      • We are so far from fundamentals that a correction is guaranteed
    • This Weekend's Seminar at Rowe
      • Kunstler will be participating
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  • Podcast

    Bitcoin Architect: Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin

    Money that's resistant to central control
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 10, 2013, 4:31 PM

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    Much has been written over the past year about the new digital currency Bitcoin especially after its price skyrocketed 15x in just a few months, followed by a blow-off correction of over 50%.

    But what exactly is it? How does it work? How secure is it? What are its advantages (and disadvantages) to sovereign fiat currencies? To precious metals?

    In this week's podcast, Chris talks with Gavin Andresen, chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation and lead developer for its digital currency project.

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    Daily Digest 6/14 – What’s Happening In Japan, The Most Dangerous Cities in America

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    Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:12 PM

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    • A Promise of Changes for Access to Secrets
    • Everything is Rigged, Vol. 9,713: This Time, It's Currencies
    • Here's What The Heck Is Happening In Japan
    • The Most Dangerous Cities in America
    • Political Scene: Privacy, Security, and Edward Snowden
    • What the Produce Section Looks Like in a World without Bees
    • Solar Power Offers Saudi Arabia a Win-Win Energy Solution
    • In Glittering Gems, Reading Earth's Story

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    Daily Digest 6/10 – Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms, Big Brother Is Listening And No One Cares

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, June 10, 2013, 2:27 PM

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    • NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
    • Neil Macdonald: Big Brother is listening in and no one seems to care
    • Leaker’s Employer Became Wealthy by Maintaining Government Secrets
    • Gold Price Reflecting Mike Maloney’s “First Deflation Then Inflation”
    • World’s Largest Coal Company Invests in Solar Power to Reduce Energy Costs
    • The Sequester May Start To Show In Data
    • After Drought, Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms
    • Mott Green, a Free-Spirited Chocolatier, Dies at 47

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  • Blog

    Practical Survival Skills 101 – Understanding Emergencies (Updated)

    by Aaron M

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 10:16 PM

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    [Note: This WSID Article is an updated version of an article Aaron previously submitted in March 2011 (see original). There will be additional follow-on articles that will compliment this one on Understanding Emergencies. This article still complements Aaron’s earlier “Practical Survival Skills 101” posts on fire, water, and shelter.] 

    Preface: What is an emergency? 

    There is an awful lot of academic banter in which we try to “identify” emergencies before they happen. Pedantic issues are categorized and specifics are assigned to them as potential resolutions. This is not a “flawed” approach, but it’s endemic in the American mindset, which is obsessed with micromanagement.

    In order to distance ourselves from the details, which are too stochastic and specific, we can generally state that an emergency is a shortage of resources.

    Resources can be defined as:

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  • Blog

    How to Position Yourself for the Future: Step 1 – Financial Security

    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 2:12 PM

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    What we care about most here is helping people adjust and adapt — happily, profitably, and safely — to what is likely to be a very different future.

    Our framework centers on the idea that humanity is facing a set of predicaments quite unlike anything else in the history books. Because this time there are no borders to cross in search of safety; the entire world is involved. On a global basis, we’ve never experienced collective debt loads of this magnitude. Never before has an entire set of intertwined currency systems — all debt-based money — collectively been backed by nothing more than the hope of a larger future, and never before have this many people had to figure out how to move from more-concentrated to less-concentrated energy sources (from fossil fuels to sun- and wind-based alternatives). 

    The convergence of exponential trends in population, energy depletion, debt accumulation, and an economic model that is hooked on growth will combine to produce quite an interesting, if not challenging and disruptive, future. The funny thing about complex systems is that they are unpredictable, and therefore preparing for what may come is a non-trivial (yet absolutely essential) task.

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  • Blog

    Fortifying Yourself And Your Home Against Crime

    by thc0655

    Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:23 AM

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    In my first post on crime, I urged you to accept the reality of the criminal threat and to mentally choose not to allow yourself to be easily victimized.  Hopefully you’re reading this second post because you’ve sworn off the denial, distraction, and passivity that characterizes most people and decided to do whatever you reasonably can to protect yourself, your family, and your home.  If this mindset of yours is authentic and deeply felt, you’re more than halfway to your goal.

    Your next step is to form a self-protection plan. Helping you do that is the purpose of this second post.

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    Practical Survival Skills 101 – Understanding Emergencies

    by Aaron M

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 7:45 AM

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    Aaron submitted this post prior to the recent disaster in Japan. As we are now being educated in real-time as to the value of developing preparedness in advance of calamity, the guidance below becomes even more relevant. This article complements Aaron’s earlier “Practical Survival Skills 101” posts on fire, water, and shelter.

    Preface: What is an emergency? 

    There is an awful lot of academic banter in which we try to “identify” emergencies before they happen. Pedantic issues are categorized and specifics are assigned to them as potential resolutions. This is not a “flawed” approach, but it’s endemic in the American mindset, which is obsessed with micromanagement.

    In order to distance ourselves from the details, which are too stochastic and specific, we can generally state that an emergency is a shortage of resources.

    Resources can be defined as:

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