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April 23 2011

More Drivers Running Out Of Gas

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Wow. Some people are in so much denial about gas prices, and not wanting to think about filling up, that they are simply driving until they run out of gas. This is a fantastic lesson in cognitive dissonance. Think about this for a minute. If increasing numbers of people are in denial about their fuel [...]

April 20 2011

iPhone Keeps Secret Record of Everywhere You Go

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Via: Guardian: Security researchers have discovered that Apple’s iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner’s computer when the two are synchronised. The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone’s...

April 19 2011

United States Land of the Free, Indeed

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brilliant!
Woe is us. There is nary a nation state on the planet where a man can be free. The entire planet is a cobweb of governments, police, taxes, laws, rules and regulations.It is with great sorrow that much of the population of the planet now has Stockholm syndrome. They've grown to adore and fawn after their captors....

The E.U. Cracks Up

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Political upheaval has hit Finland, and it’s merely a foreshadowing of bigger changes ahead. The core issue is whether Finland ought to be paying for bailouts for other EU states. In reaction to establishment support for the bailout, voters ousted the pro-bailout ruling party and gave an upset victory to the bailout-critical conservative party. Against every expectation, the eternal rule of...

April 18 2011

Bretton Woods II - The Final Enslavement of Mankind, Totalitarian Collectivism

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“The rising powers must be present at the creation of this new system in order to ensure that they will be active supporters.” - George Soros

U.S. Debt Ponzi Scheme, Years of the Modern

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Is humanity forming en-masse? for lo, tyrants tremble, crowns grow dim, The earth, restive, confronts a new era, perhaps a general divine war, No one knows what will happen next, such portents fill the days and nights;

April 17 2011

Texas University Takes Delivery of Nearly $1 Billion in Gold Bars; Vaulting it in New York

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That’s a lot of shiny. Which other funds are going to ask COMEX to cough it up? Via: Bloomberg: The University of Texas Investment Management Co., the second-largest U.S. academic endowment, took delivery of almost $1 billion in gold bullion and is storing the bars in a New York vault, according to the fund’s board. [...]

April 16 2011

Fukushima: Fuel Rod Fragments at Bottom of Reactor Vessels

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Flashback: Arnie Gundersen: How Fukushima’s Fuel Rods Melted and Shattered And now… Via: Japan Times: Melted fuel rod fragments have sunk to the bottoms of three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant and could theoretically burn through the pressure vessels if emergency water-pumping operations are seriously disrupted, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan [...]

April 14 2011

Investors Keeping Capital in an Economic Depression

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Doug Casey, The Casey Report writes: Nothing is cheap in today’s investment world. Because of the trillions of currency units that governments all over the world have created – and are continuing to create – financial assets are grossly overpriced. Stocks, bonds, property, commodities and cash are no bargains. Meanwhile, real wages are...

The Fed Obliterates the Savings Ethic

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a short note on the negative effects inflation has on a society.
Depression babies learned early that "saving for a rainy day" was not something one hopes to do but a requirement. The saying originated when most people worked on the farm. And when it rained, the fields were too wet to plow, and the farmer — not to mention the hired hands — made no money.

April 13 2011

‘Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs?’

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wondering about the reasons of the collapse...?
Via: Rolling Stone: But if you want to get a true sense of what the “shadow budget” is all about, all you have to do is look closely at the taxpayer money handed over to a single company that goes by a seemingly innocuous name: Waterfall TALF Opportunity. At first glance, Waterfall’s haul doesn’t seem [...]

Steam Lisp

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How many of your waking hours have you wasted in babysitting machine processes which ought to be entirely hidden and automatic?  In the use of “job-creating” technologies?

Next time you find yourself doing so, consider this:

“Improvements come in many ways, sometimes after much thought and after many experimental failures. Sometimes they flash upon clever inventors, but let us remember this...

Investors Keeping Capital in an Economic Depression

The Market Oracle

Doug Casey, The Casey Report writes: Nothing is cheap in today’s investment world. Because of the trillions of currency units that governments all over the world have created – and are continuing to create – financial assets are grossly overpriced. Stocks, bonds, property, commodities and cash are no bargains. Meanwhile, real wages are slipping rapidly among those who are working...

April 11 2011

Japan May Raise Nuke Accident Severity Level to 7; Highest

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Captain Obvious checking in. Via: Kyodo: The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan released a preliminary calculation Monday saying that the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had been releasing up to 10,000 terabecquerels of radioactive materials per hour at some point after a massive quake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan on March 11. The disclosure prompted [...]

GMOs Linked to Organ Disruption in 19 Studies

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Via: Institute for Responsible Technology: A new paper shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. By reviewing data from 19 animal studies, Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and others reveal that 9% of the measured parameters, including blood and urine biochemistry, [...]

April 10 2011

Food Inflation Harsh Times – A New Normal

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The approaching storm I wrote about in last year's article The Rising Cost of Survival has certainly struck many countries with a vengeance. I thought it would be an appropriate time to revisit.In 2008, a spike in food prices resulted in food riots around the world. The recession...

The Budget Pie Illustrated

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I didn’t post a single story about the absurd Kabuki theater, brain rot, nonsense that came to a head last week, but this cartoon sums up the whole thing very succinctly. Via: IBD:

April 09 2011

Töredékek az összeomlásról

Fenntartható Fejlődés és Erőforrások Kutatócsoport blogs

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"A világ elszennyezéséhez nem atomháborúra van szükség, csupán egy olyan jelenségre, amely valamennyi atomerőmű áramellátását el lehetetleníti egy rövid időre. Talán tíz-tizenöt percre."

esetleg egy "szokasosnal" erosebb naptevekenysegre, amirol ugyan tudjuk, h letezik, de meg nem talalkoztunk vele amiota elektromossagot hasznalunk...?

Hazánkban két kiadást is megért Sánta Őz ...

Drugs for Moral Improvement?

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Via: The Age: Researchers have become interested in developing biomedical technologies capable of intervening in the biological processes that affect moral behaviour and moral thinking, says a Wellcome Trust research fellow at Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre, Dr Tom Douglas. He is a...

April 07 2011

Georgian Woman Looking for Scrap Copper Cuts Off Web Access to Whole of Armenia

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Via: Guardian: An elderly Georgian woman was scavenging for copper to sell as scrap when she accidentally sliced through an underground cable and cut off internet services to all of neighbouring Armenia, it emerged on Wednesday. The woman, 75, had been digging for the metal not far from the capital Tbilisi when her spade damaged [...]
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