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    Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits

    Or so we're being told
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:55 AM

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    It's just another day in the spin factory so let's have some fun with it.

    Lately 'bad weather' was cited as the reason that Walmart and FedEx earnings were disappointing.  If it isn't 'one-time' charges that happen every quarter being removed from reported results, it's the weather being blamed for somehow hurting operations.

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    Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?

    That it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean you're wrong
    by JHK

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:16 AM

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    It’s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn’t turn quickly where you know it must, and you are left feeling naked and ashamed with your dark worldview, your careful preparations for a difficult future, and your scornful or tittering relatives reminding you each day what a ninny you are to worry about the tendings of events.

    Persevere. There are worse things in this life than not being right exactly on schedule

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    Daily Digest 8/12 – Waves of Trash in Indonesia, Sharp Rise In Antarctic Ocean Acidity

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, August 12, 2013, 2:33 PM

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    • Gold bull or bear? Pick your timeline!
    • Meet the Low-Key, Low-Cost Grocery Chain Being Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’
    • Economic Expansion Slows Down in Japan
    • Technology Industry Extends a Hand to Struggling Print Media
    • U.S. Energy Independence Doesn't Mean a Thing
    • Sharp rise in Antarctic seawater’s acidity
    • Photographer Captures Waves of Trash in Indonesia
    • New video: Jules Dervaes and his family at their Urban Homestead in Pasadena, California

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    America the Vulnerable

    History warns we're sleepwalking towards collapse
    by JHK

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 12:13 AM

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    For most people, the collapse of civilizations is a subject much more appetizingly viewed in the rearview mirror than straight ahead down whatever path or roadway we are on.

    Jared Diamond wrote about the collapse of earlier civilizations to great acclaim and brisk sales, in a nimbus of unimpeachable respectability. The stories he told about bygone cultures gone to seed were, above all, dramatic. No reviewers or other intellectual auditors dissed him for suggesting that empires inevitably run aground on the shoals of resource depletion, population overshoot, changes in the weather, and the diminishing returns of complexity.

    Yet these are exactly the same problems that industrial-technocratic societies face today, and those of us who venture to discuss them are consigned to a tin-foil-hat brigade, along with the UFO abductees and Bigfoot trackers. This is unfortunate, but completely predictable, since the sunk costs in all the stuff of daily life (freeways, malls, tract houses) are so grotesquely huge that letting go of them is strictly unthinkable. We’re stuck with a very elaborate setup that has no future, but we refuse to consider the consequences…

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    Why Our Current Way of Living Has No Future

    Rampant malinvestment is creating scarcity of capital, energ
    by JHK

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:25 PM

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    All of the sordid and spellbinding rackets working their hoodoo on the financial scene have obscured a whole other dimension of the fiasco that America finds itself in, namely the way we have arranged the logistics of everyday life on our landscape – the tragedy of Suburbia.

    I call it a tragedy because it represents a sequence of extremely unfortunate choices made by our society over several generations. History will not forgive the excuses we make for ourselves, nor will it shed a tear for the tribulations we will induce for ourselves by living this way. History may, however, draw attention to our remarkable lack of a sense of consequence in transforming this lovely, beckoning New World continent into a wilderness of free parking. In any case, we’re stuck with what we’ve done, and the question naturally arises: What will we do now?

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    Daily Digest 12/7 – Spain on Verge of Breakdown, Debunking Bernanke, Students Take On Smart-Grid

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Multiple Simultaneous Games of “Chicken”; China Declares Shift to “Prudent” Monetary Policy
    • Fact, Fiction And Finally The Fix
    • Spain on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    • Geen Enkel Bewijs Voor Speculaties Tegen Eurolanden
    • Debunking Bernanke’s Myth
    • Tax Cut Deal and Surprise Stimulus – The Cost
    • The Smart Grid: A Primer
    • Students Take On Smart-Grid Challenges

    Ready yourself for any future, whatever the 3E’s may bring—read our ‘What Should I Do?’ guide today!

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