Friday, April 29, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 29

In Little Mississippi Town, Nothing Survived Unscathed
Rise in Jobless Claims Bears Watching
Gold, Gresham's Law & the Dong
Debt Saturation & Money Illusion
Here Comes Inflation!
Food and Energy Inflation is Not Transitory
The Great Gold Tsunami Lies Ahead
Panasonic to slash 17,000 jobs over the next 2 years
Inflation Inferno I
Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'
GDP: Economic recovery stumbles
Three Top Builders Post Bigger Losses
Inflation? Numbers Show Faith in Fed
Dollar Skids to New Three-Year Lows
Tornadoes Leave a Trail of Devastation
Geithner: Nation's Budget Deficits Must Be Reduced
L.A. Times Multiple Choice:
Banks Play Shell Game with Taxpayer Dollars
Short Sellers Now Screaming About a Buy Side Silver Conspiracy
Bernanke Fuels Gold and Silver Rally
Debt Limit Fear Mongering
Silver Shortage Will Go Terminal Very Soon
Silver's Versatility To Help Sustain Rally
Radiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor
Bernanke Begins Public Dialogue
Dollar Weakens,
Geithner Says 'Unfair and Broken' Tax System
If Bill Gross Sees U.S. as Shaky, Check Japan
Tornado Slams Jefferson County Contemplating Bankruptcy
Can gold, silver replace dollar as reserve currency?
Feds update IT plan following Obama's 'horrible' comment
Bank of America's New Credit Card Penalty Interest Rate Is Nearly 30%
Why Seniors Are Fearful of GOP Medicare Plan
New Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery
Oil companies are making more money and less fuel
Statement on Federal Reserve's Press Conference
Charting The Course to $7 Gasoline
The 9 places where inflation is crushing us
U.S. gets C credit rating, lower than Mexico
Home on the bear market range â€"
We're not Broke. We've been Robbed!
Birtherism Is Dead. Long Live Birtherism.
Bernanke's Do-Nothing Plan
Net Trade Deficits â€" A Leading Indicator of U.S. Economic Woes
16 Amazing Facts on the Middle Class Squeeze
Is the Fed Going Too Easy on Unemployment?
The Impact of Higher Gas Prices, Today and Tomorrow
Even the Federal Reserve is Broke
Businesses turn to 'private exchange' health insurance
Southern storms' death toll rises to near 300
Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk locally
High gas, food costs grind back growth

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 29

Brazil to Auction 174 Oil and Gas Licenses in September
China will continue importing crude palm oil from Malaysia
Oil companies are making more money and less fuel
US crude oil imports down in February-EIA
UPDATE 1-Nigerian oil exports to hit six-month high in June
Russia pushes liquefied natural gas (LNG) development
Turkey halts Azeri natural gas exports to Greece
LNG plant bolsters Shell output
Chinese coal production in Q1 up by 8pct
Nothing positive in Indo-US ties since nuclear deal
Nuclear Future Is Now Because That's Where Profit Is for Exelon: Real M&A
IAEA Confirms Syria Secretly Building Nuclear Reactor
Total to Buy Up to 60% of SunPower for $1.38 Billion in Clean-Energy Push
Germany's Q-Cells Moves Into Japanese Solar Market
U.S. Halts Mojave Desert Solar Project Over Species Concerns
UPDATE 1-Brazil still weighs cut in ethanol blend-minister

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 28

Parsing the Fed: How the Statement Changed
American Exceptionalism And Standard & Poor's
Case And Shiller On Housing
Dependent on Fed Spending and the New Money System
Why the US's "Strong Dollar Policy" is Anything But
Should You Buy A Home In 2011? Check Out These 29 Absolutely Crazy Statistics About The Housing Crisis
Fed Wants Even Higher Inflation
The Housing Bubble Broke the Middle Class
Currency Dead End Paradoxes
Case Shiller's Double Dip Has Come and Gone
More Silver Than You Imagined
Bogus Threats to US Reserve Currency Statu
The Unemployment Effect No One Wants to Talk About
Dollar sinks, gold hits new high after Bernanke speaks
Nokia to cut 7,000 jobs, stop developing Symbian operating system
Democrats Focus on Medicare
Government to Pull Plug on 137 Data Centers
Supreme Court Allows Obamacare to Metastasize
Oil Slips as Dollar Gains, Gasoline Up For 34th Straight Day
Phoenix Underwater Mortgages Show Housing's Threat to Recovery
Why Obama Will Get Second Term in White House
Carter Says North Korea Wants Guarantee in Nuclear Talks
Bernanke Says Ending Bond Buying Won't Have Major Impact
Bernanke Says Fed to Keep Stimulus, Further Easing Unlikely
Comex Gold ends higher, hits new high
Gold hits fresh record on still-accommodative US monetary policy
Apple denies tracking iPhone users, but promises changes
FCC should deny AT&T spectrum buy, groups say
BP expects to resume drilling in Gulf of Mexico within months
Ben Bernanke goes on record to warn US deficit 'not sustainable'
Gaddafi arms Libyan 'home guard' â€" minimum age 17
Is Gold Rising Because America is Broke
Libya: It's Not About Oil, It's About Currency and Loans
Foreclosure Fraud Operation Uncovered At Detroit Law Firm
Paul Drockton Economic Predictions
Adventures in Silver and Gold, Part 1
What Ben Bernanke should've said
What if Medicare required a living will?
Government closing data centers as part of federal IT overhaul
Bernanke says ending monetary easing
States face $1.26 trillion shortfall in funds to pay retiree benefits
Obama to nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta as defense secretary
China's Easter offensive against the churches
Birth certificate isn't Obama's only secret
Fed sees mounting debt as biggest challenge
Fed says $600 billion bond program to end in June
Feds use Facebook to collect crime evidence
Obama's birth certificate proves Americans are powerless
Apple Promises Fix for Location-Gathering 'Bug' on iPhone
Ampex Starts Reverse Inquiry:  Seeks to Buy "Any Quantity" of Silver From Clients at $3 Over Spot

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 28

US OKs oil deals with Libya opposition
S. Korea earns right to receive crude oil from Iraq in emergency
Shell First-Quarter Profit Rises on Higher Crude Oil Turkey Plans 'Istanbul Canal' for Russian Oil Shipments to Bypass Bosporus
India may use Dubai or Turkey for crude oil payments to Iran
Total Makes Natural-Gas Find at Bolivia's Aquio Property
Potential U.S. Natural Gas Supplies Have Jumped 3%, Industry Experts Say
US foresees up to 73 GW of coal plant retirements in next 25 years
Outlook says coal production will decline
SA's coal supply for energy put at risk
Nuclear fuel for Tehran reactor will be ready by March 2012
Focus on safety at Brazil nuclear plant after Japan
One of world's largest solar module factories opens in Japan
Italy to extend solar incentives to Aug 31
Gasoline Adds to 33-Month High as Inventories Drop: Oil Products
Gasoline shortages persist in Russia, prices rise

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 27

Why Investors Are Buying Silver As If There Is No Tomorrow
Rights group: EU must end 'faustian pact' with Syria
Berlusconi and Sarkozy to seek tightening
Eisenbeis: What's A Central Bank To Do Besides Printing Money, Pursue A Hidden Agenda?
Big Oil's $4 billion tax break in doubt
On the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster
Currency Wars and the International Monetary System
Turkey is on the Menu
Home Prices Near Recession Low
Geithner Presses GOP on Debt Vote
U.S. Clears Merger of Southwest, AirTran
Weak Greenback Could Make Firms See Red
Dollar's Decline Speeds Up, With Risks for U.S.
Lee Warns of Further Inflation for U.S.
Bernanke's Code: a Guide to Fed Chairman's First Q&A
Silver Rush Spreads to Stock Market
American Hellholes
Inflationary pressures bullish for gold and silver
Greece and Portugal debts worse than expected
Investors stampede into a modern-day silver rush
Obama faces critical decision on Afghan troop withdrawal
Watching the health insurers
5 tough questions for Ben Bernanke
Alternative inflation gauge goes dark briefly
Buy gold
Geithner talks tough on U.S. dollar
Post-QE2 plans the focus of Bernanke conference
S&P cuts Japan rating outlook to negative
Wall Street dealers warn over debt ceiling
UK has third biggest budget deficit in Europe
Hole in Greek finances bigger than thought as bond flight continues
EU poised for Greece crisis talks
Bill calls for $20,000 fee for each california foreclosure
Out of Touch, Again
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 27

Obama says he wants oil producers to boost output
Libya Conflict Sours Profits at Mediterranean Oil Refiners: Energy Markets
ME oil exporters to grow faster, unrest bites
China Plans to Shut More Smaller-Capacity Oil Refining Units
Russia running out of easy oil: state study
Explosion rocks Egypt gas terminal near Israel
Sinopec finds large geological gas reserves in Yuanba -report
US energy imports to drop by 2035 on gas output
Coal India gets 27 proposals for imported coal
Macarthur Coal Third Quarter Coal Sales Fall 61% After Rains
Japan won't dump Nuclear energy: Envoy
US extends life span of nuclear plants
Italy plans to reassess nuclear power in few years
Wind energy hits the headlines in the US
MIT Researchers Unveil Transparent Solar Cell
U.S. Gasoline Imports From Europe May Drop to Four-Month Low on Pricing
UPDATE 1-US retail gasoline demand down 0.7 pct -MasterCard

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 26

Job Descrimination Against The Jobless
Silver Surges to Record, But Inflation-Adjusted High Still Far Away
Price of gold means panning supplies and metal detectors are flying off shelves
A U.S. debt downgrade isn't the real problem
Mixed Earnings Reports Weigh On Stocks
New Home Sales Rose In March After Weak Winter
What's a Central Bank to Do?
Anatomy of a Crisis: 2011
Gold Standard Would Require Minimum of $3,675 Per Ounce
The "Miracle" of Compound Inflation
Why Inflation Won’t Fix the Debt Problem
Kleptocracy and Corporate Taxes
S&P sticks with 'negative' outlook for California
Silver: $50 milestone coming 'any day now'
The Politics of the Debt Ceiling
Mainstream Media Puts Good Spin On Bad Real Estate Market
Gold and silver prices jump to new record highs
Give Me Life, Liberty and a Tank of Cheap Gas
Japan's Terrifying Day Saw Unprecedented Exposed Fuel Rods
Silver, Gold Rise to Records on Bets China's Demand Will Climb
U.S. Home Prices May Decrease 6% to 11% This Year,
Crude Oil out of control; Silver in parabolic state
Syria sanctions planned by US after Deraa assault
Apple: We 'must have' comprehensive user location data on you
Why the IMF’s Projection about China Can't be Trusted
Fed chief Ben Bernanke faces decision on inflation
The Price of Silver is Rising and this Time There are No Scapegoats
IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end
Russell endorses gold manipulation thesis
US Dollar Frail, Tokyo Stocks Slip, Gold Shines
Why the Silver Market Has Gone Nuts
Syria: army uses tanks against the people in day of bloodshed
Underwater homeowners who walk are more credit savvy
Americans depend more on federal aid than ever
Affordable rental housing scarce in U.S., study finds
Buffett Turns Against the US Dollar, Advises Against Investing in US
The politics and economics of a falling dollar
Supreme Court won't expedite health care ruling
Customers Sue Apple Over iPhone Location-Data Collection

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 26

Oil Falls on Signs of Sufficient Supplies After Climbing to 31-Month High
Oil Found in Southern Colombia
No shortage of crude oil by OPEC
Russia pipeline rules may cut oil exports-trade
UPDATE 2-Itochu-led consortium, Gazprom may build LNG plant
U.S. Natural Gas Shipments Rise on Lower Northeast Temperatures
China Coal-Prices climb again, Indonesian imports boosted
Texas company to ship coal from Colo. to global market
U.S. coal use unchanged from previous week-Genscape
Russia to propose nuclear plan at G8: Medvedev
U.S. Nuclear Production Rises With 27 Reactors Out of Service
Areva, GDF Suez to partner in wind energy -paper
China-based makers lower prices for solar cells to US$0.95/W
Ethanol Increases Most in Three Weeks as Corn Rises on Weather

Monday, April 25, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 25

Top World Bank Economist Warns US Starting to Look Like Russia
Why Investors Are Buying Silver As If There Is No Tomorrow
Silver Shorts Feel the Burn
Silver Set to Soar as Paper Folds?
Deflation or Hyperinflation?
Jumbo Mortgage Loan Squeeze: Will it Affect Home Prices?
Bulldozing Vacant Homes Is A Dumb Idea
SYRIA: Demonstrators losing their fear in face of rising violence
Americans agree: The rich should pay higher taxes
Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon
So What's Different About $1500 Gold...?
Bernanke's QEx Box
Debunking Anti-Gold Propaganda
Fed QE and SPX
Russia calls for immediate ceasefire, civilian protection in Libya
The Shale Oil Boom No One's Talking About (Until Now)
Obama, Geithner Optimistic on Budget Deal
Home prices fall in February
Obama faces new pressure from GOP over Libya, Middle East
F-35 operating costs to top $1 trillion
National recall of cucumbers over salmonella
Gas prices set new records, $6 possible
Treasuries Advance Before Fed Meets on Bets Growth Will Suffer
$6 Gas By Summer?
Crude out of control, Silver parabolic and Gold balancing
Precious metals to continue to gain strength
US debt becomes scary, treasury ownership on the wane
Government Cash Handouts Now Top Tax Revenues
Government programs are available to help you stay in your home
Gold Launched To New Record Highs By 50 Factors
Mortgage Rates: High-Risk Event Ahead
China Should Import Deflation
US Home Foreclosures Soar to Level Never Seen Before in History
Obama Warns Spending Cuts Could Trigger Second Recession
America appears to be sleepwalking towards disaster â€"
Barack Obama faces new headache as the US economy stumbles
Libya: western leaders call for Nato to target Gaddafi
Will the FDIC's New Liquidation Authority Trigger Non-Bank Panics?
Silver Surges Over $46.25 oz As Rumors Of A Short Squeeze And Cornering Market Gain Credence

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 25

Mideast in tough act to balance sweet-sour crude supply
Kuwait's crude oil exports to China up 13.3%
India's March Oil-Product Sales Climb 5.1% on Economic Growth
Libyan rebel oil production down for 4 more weeks
Kenya-Uganda oil pipeline project at stake
Natural gas ends higher on global cues
Iran safest source of gas supply to Europe: OMV
China to cap primary energy consumption under 4 billion tonnes standard coal
Indian coal consumers knock government doors on price rise
China sticks to development of nuclear power on safety basis, official
IAEA terms Pakistan's nuclear program safe and secure
Wind energy in Brazil - 75 wind turbines awarded to Vestas
Chinese Wind Turbine Maker Wins U.S. Deals
Indonesia's PTPN X, Japan's Nedo to build ethanol plant in East Java

Friday, April 22, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 22

Koch Brothers Behind Wisconsin Effort To Kill Public Unions
Investors Drove Home Sales Up 3.7% in March.
New Home Construction Increases 7.2% in March
Unemployment Falls in Two-Thirds of US States
What's Really Worrisome About Treasury Debt:
Stagflation Watch: Philly Fed Misses By a Mile
Dollar keeps sinking while gold tops $1,500
ACLU concerned over Michigan State Police
Uncle Sam: Busted
California Descends Deeper Into Self-Destruction
Downgrading of U.S. Credit Rating Just Tip of the Iceberg
U.S. taxpayers guarantee $2.1b loan to German firms
Geithner Downgrades His Credibility to Junk
Bernanke Bond Market Signals No Change
U.S. Pressed at United Nations
Report says Vermont housing remains unaffordable
Did Scott Walker and the Kochs overplay their hand in Wisconsin?
Analysts polish crystal balls, see $1,520 Gold soon, even higher later
Gold rally continues on mounting supportive factors
Brace For an Interest Rate Hike
Meet Howard Rich's old friends, Charles and David Koch
Taking stock of the Koch Machine, Part I
Loving, Gentle Liberal Vitriol On Display
Fears of Greek Debt Default Hit Markets
Are You Scared Yet?
DHS Launches New Alert System Designed to Terrorize Public
Lukashenko: Globalists Are Preparing To Strangle Belarus
iPhone and iPad can track a user's location history
Factory, jobless data suggest economy is still struggling
Jim Rogers Says All Parabolic Moves End Badly,
Wisconsin State Employees Should Have Some Koch and Smile
What Are BRICS and Why Should I Care?
Koch brothers wade into Wisconsin union fight
Don't Wait for GDP, $1,500 Gold IS the Recession
Gold & Silver â€" What’s Driving Their Prices?
FICO Can Read Underwater Homeowners' Minds
The Infinite Insanity of the Debt Ceiling
Big Brothers: Thought Control at Koch
President Obama's unfolding disaster in Libya
A conservative populist leaves the Fed
GOP establishment targets Trump
Obama OKs use of armed drones in Libya
Koch brothers' latest acquisition: Wisconsin

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 22

Russian oil majors to join forces
US oil drilling risks linger
UPDATE 2-S.Korea March crude imports up 20 pct yr/yr -KNOC
China energy agency sees 8 pct oil demand growth in 2011
Iraq discussing plan to share crude oil reserves with Iran, Kuwait
Origin signs record $90bn gas export deal to China
South Africa Endorses Plans For Karoo Gas-Drill Freeze, Ending Shell Hopes
UPDATE 1-US natgas rig count falls 7 to 878-Baker Hughes
Thermal Coal's 30% Gain to Outpace Oil, Gas on Japan Quake: Energy Markets
Restrictions on coal production may impact economy: CIL chief
Largest U.S. Nuclear Plant Wins 20-Year License Extension
China's nuclear plans could resume by summer
Australia, Japan partnership to improve nuclear safety
China and South Korea to actively expand offshore wind power
Wind energy - The way has been cleared for mega wind turbines of 20 MW
Gasoline Stockpiles Decline in Europe on Exports, PJK Says

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 21

Medical Gestapo Working in Japan
Roubini On US Downgrade: Bond Market Revolt Won't Happen
5 reasons why S&P just guaranteed U.S. debt will lose AAA rating
Is the US Going the Way of Venezuela?
50 Factors Launching Gold
Interview: Jim Sinclair on Gold and the World Financial System
Geithner Should Resign as Treasury Secretary
Hi Ho Silver and the Sagging Dollar
U.S. markets to be closed Good Friday
The EU Crackup
How 'The Donald' could incite a trade war
Which debt plan do economists favor? Neither
Dollar hits 15-month low against euro
Retired bus drivers lose everything in Ponzi scheme
Investors Play Precious Metals as Market Insurance Policy
Energy Breakthrough:
Gloves Are Off as Big Banks Disagree on Oil Price Outlook
Fleeing the Dollar Flood
Existing-Home Sales Tick Up, but Prices Slip
New Terror-Alert System Unveiled
Warning Signs of a Coming Currency Crisis
Dollar Declines to 15-Month Low on Global Growth Optimism
China Overnight Rate Climbs Most in Three Months
NATO's Decline over Libya
Gathering Clouds for Syria's Assad
Will the U.S. Lose Its AAA Rating?
Three Reasons to Still Own Gold (or Finally Buy Some)
Muslim Brotherhood Proclaim True Intentions in Egypt
Prices Surge as Investors Rush to Safety of Gold
Oil rallies above $124 on U.S. draw, dollar
Gold breaks $1,500 as investors seek security
Gold â€" Inflation Hedge?
Doctor: Japan Nuke Workers at Their Limit
Trade pacts to go to Capitol Hill separately
Millions prepare for Midwest earthquake

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 21

REFILE-UPDATE 3-INTERVIEW-High oil price slows China, U.S. demand- IEA
Kuwait Halts Oil Exports, Port Operations Due to Bad Weather
China oil giant Sinopec 'cuts off oil exports'
Abu Dhabi's IPIC, Oman sign oil cooperation deal
US raises world gas estimates by 40%
Canada Natural Gas Rises on Increased U.S. Air Conditioner Use
U.S. natgas well blowout raises safety concerns
China's Shenhua to help build 1.7 mln T emergency coal stock
Alstom, Shanghai Electric to set coal plant jv
Call for renewed debate on nuclear energy in Australia
Romania Plans to Expand Nuclear Output by 2035, Ministry Says
Toshiba N-reactor contract for U.S. plant seen as kaput
Solar-Panel Makers Gain as Fukushima Spurs Japan's Anti-Nuclear Movement
China Datang Renewable in JV in Australia
Now, building windows to double up as solar panels
Ethanol Falls to Three-Week Low on Ample Supply, Lower Demand
UPDATE 2-US Feb highway travel up despite costlier gasoline

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Episode 19: Atlas Shrugged - The Movie = Prophecy?

Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today I do a quick movie review of the movie Atlas Shrugged, a rant on my recent business trip which required me to fly and be patted, pawed, frisked, and violated by the TSA. And some updates to the progress of our urban homestead project. I intended to post this yesterday but my podcast service wouldn't take the upload so I uploaded the associated videos of the Frame It All garden beds yesterday. I hope you enjoy the podcast!


Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 20

Is the Precious Metals Train Changing Speed or Direction?
Discovering Gold’s Utility Behind America's Triple-A Façade
The Dollar's Surprising Reaction to a Negative US Debt Outlook
Why S&P's Official Statement is Nothing But a Joke
Builder Outlook Falls Ahead of Spring Season
Poll:  US Economy Improving Despite Global Events
Debts Just Don't Disappear
The FDIC and the Federal Reserve
$5,000 Gold and $300 Silver are Credible Numbers
Gold to Re-Enter World Monetary System
Debt, Deficit and Inflation
How High Will Silver Go?
Obama Blames 'Speculators' For High Gas Prices
Riding the Silver Bull: Worry If It Gets to Triple Digits This Year
Timothy Geithner moves to allay market concerns
Leaving money to children is not a priority for baby boomers
The U.S. could lose its AAA credit rating?
Dollars Flow Back Into Tech
Geithner Defends U.S. on Debt
Budget Cuts are Meaningless Without Fed Transparency
Morgan Stanley Defaulted On Loan And Walked Away From Commercial Office Building In Japan
Bernanke May Reinvest Maturing Deb
Fiscal Conservatives Dodge $10 Trillion Debt
Geithner Sees Progress Toward Accord
China's 'Shift in Rhetoric' May Signal Faster Yuan Gains
Gold May Gain to Record Above $1,500
Is gold money the safest in the world?
Precious metals rally and gold hoarding by US universities
Silver rise not unexpected for those who are into it
FHA Loans Looking Eerily Similar to Their Subprime Predecessor
Obama fights back against S&P move
The debasement of world currency:
Gasoline prices climb in California and the nation
Surprise warning on U.S. debt comes as Washington inches away from gridlock
Fed offers up two options for protecting lenders
Foreclosure system in chaos
Libya rebels will receive $25 million from U.S.
Dead mules and the Big Sleep

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 20

U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Rose a Seventh Week, Survey Shows
International Energy Agency urges OPEC to raise oil output
Russia oil flows to China normal despite talk of price row - report
Iraqi oil supply was considered to be 'vital' to British interests
Japan Mar crude oil import volume down 6.6 pct -MOF
America's largest oil supplier is Canada
Opec-type gas group 'formation unlikely'
Global LNG output hits monthly record
Turkey ups Azeri gas imports; EU supply threatened
UPDATE 2-Mongolia halts coal exports to China - mining group
Coal miners cold on Australia carbon tax
Appetite for nuclear energy gains momentum
Asia nuclear reactors face tsunami risk
Russian nuclear chief says plants to grow costlier
Doctors say wind energy and solar power should replace coal
US gives green light to Cape Wind project
UPDATE 2-US gasoline demand declines as prices climb
Brazil ethanol prices soar, fuel shortage looms

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 19

Why Silver Is Still The Best Revenge
U.S. Taxpayers on the Hook for Portugal Bailout
Hutchison Plans $5.8 Billion Ports Offering
S&P's $5 trillion bank doomsday tab
Port of Galveston seeks private partners
China trims holdings of US securities in February
BAHRAIN: Security forces continue wide, deep crackdown on dissent
Government debt fears drive more investors into gold and silver
Awaiting The "Zero Hour" Of Available Credit
U.S. Warned on Debt Load
When Unions Get Desperate
Inflation Hits... Money and Lies
Retail Sales: The Next Chapter of the Financial Crisis
How Inflation Violates Retiree Civil Rights
A Review on Where We Stand
Scientists puzzled by giant whirlpools
FBI shuts down poker sites in major online gambling crackdown
Nobody is Smarter Than The Markets
Libya: Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy vow Gaddafi must go
Hospital group proposes new taxes to save AHCCCS
Wells Fargo Tests Microchip Credit Cards for Globetrotting Clients
U.S. Foreclosure Settlement Muddies Outlook for Mortgage Relief
America’s Banker May Tell Geithner to Go Away:
Greece Says No Restructuring Plan in Place
Galveston port poised to outsource its operations
Gold hits another new high; Silver at 31-year high
Gold hits fresh record, silver repeats 31 yr high
Gold still the first choice of nervous investors
Social Security Isn't Broke, But We Still Ought to Fix It
Kerry Slams Obama Over Settlement Freeze Rhetoric
US Seeks New Business Ties in Arab Countries
Analysis: Libya is A Brave Face on a Farce
HOUSING: Falling rates, prices create local buyers' paradise
Fed Aims at Mortgage Fraud, Shoots Housing Market in the Gut
Power Shift 2011: Is Obama Snuffleupagus?
President Obama Meets with Power Shift Youth Clean Energy Leaders
Egypt, predictably, begins to go the way of radical Islam
And You Thought the Fed Couldn't Get More Controversial?
S&P Revises Its Outlook for US Debt
The Other Handover
The Budget Ax: Why Homeless Veterans but Not NASCAR?
Throw Out the Money Changers
Dispatches From Cairo: Keeping Up With Egypt
From China's mouth to Texans' ears:
When the Aliens Touch Down, Make for This Missile Base
Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay?

Raised garden bed kits - video progress report

Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we do some quick catching up as I have been out and about on a business trip. So I am posting a video I did before I left showing the construction of the hugelkultur bed and my first raised bed that was built. This was using the Frame It All - Raised Garden Bed and Sandbox. I have some mixed feeling about these composite beds and I show you some of the reasons why in the second video where I show you the pieces, various stages of putting them together and some things to know about the beds. Let me know if you have any questions.

Here are the latest video uploads for our urban homestead projects:

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 19

Iran sees further rise in oil prices by end 2011
Libya oil stuck in legal limbo as UN panel shunned
Kuwait to donate 5 mil. barrels of oil, oil products to Japan
Iran calls for oil investments, asks West to cooperate on energy security
CNN Poll: Support for increased offshore oil drilling on rise
India in talks with Indonesia, Kuwait for LNG supply
Industries, power plants drive demand for natural gas in Mideast
US to issue safety rule on natural gas pipelines
U.K. Coal Slumps Most Since July After Reporting Third Loss
PT OSO, India's Knowledge sign Indonesia coal jv-UPDATE 1
Italy Shelving Nuclear Means Fiat to Keep Paying Most for Power in Europe
U.S. Nuclear Power Output Hits Lowest in 4 Years After Tornado
India-Kazakhstan nuclear cooperation agreement signed
Offshore wind turbines with much larger blades could cut the cost of generating offshore wind energy by 30%
Google, Japanese invest $500 million in wind farm
Offshore Wind Power around the World
Gasoline prices climb in California and the nation
US ethanol exports surge; RFA explains

Monday, April 18, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 18

Belarus halts sales of gold for roubles
Bank Of America Still Haunted By Ghosts Of Mozilo, Lewis
America, poised for a hyperinflationary event?
35 Statistics That Show The Average American Family
The End Of An Empire And The Beginning Of A Depression
Six Banks Shuttered; Makes 34 Closed in 2011
Consumers Feel the Pinch of Pricier Gas and Groceries
Gasoline Averaging $4 a Gallon In Five States
America Is a "Failed State" with a "Dual Justice System
Japan's Nuclear Volcano Erupts
A Run On the Central Bank of Belarus
A Run On the Central Bank of Belarus as Devaluation Fear Forces Halt to All Gold Sales
Rate Hikes by Foreign Central Banks
Emerging Nations Reject Capital Plan
IMF Believes Greece Should Consider Debt Restructuring By 2012
U.S. to Aid Japanese, Push Deal on Korea
Chaos on House floor
Moody's Cuts Ireland by Two Notches, Euro Falls
World Bank president: 'One shock away from crisis'
Obama $1 Trillion Tax Proposal Slams Into Republican Wall
China's Economy Expands More-Than-Forecast 9.7% as Inflation Accelerates
Fed Policy Makers Differ Over Policy as Inflation Accelerates
Losing 84 Cents on Dollar Reveals Runaway U.S. Public Pensions
Runaway Public Pensions Betrayed by Fraud, Abuse
Obama Sees Libya 'Stalemate,' Qaddafi’s Eventual Departure
Inflation worries adding further fuel to Gold's rally to record highs
Metals Outlook: Gold, Silver to remain volatile
Silver to gain $5-10 a day when mania starts
U.S. Budget Impasse and its significance for gold and silver
Debt: The first five thousand years
Lenny Dykstra arrested, charged with embezzling from his estate
Fed's Exit Doors Close: Inflationary Spiral Ahead
The Grand Compromise
Here's the Setup for the Con of the Decade
G20 turns spotlight on shortcomings of big economies
G20 backs early-warning plan against future crises
Emerging markets bristle at capital control limits
History of Bretton Woods
US consumer inflation gains most in 15 months
Jim Grant On Inflation:

Interesting Energy Stories in the News Apr 18

Oil Declines in New York After Saudi Arabia Says Market Is `Oversupplied'
Libyan officials hail Qatar efforts in marketing oil
UPDATE 1-Iran oil supply stable, payment talks ongoing: India
Mideast oil giants 'eye Indonesia refinery deals'
Russia and Ukraine fail to make progress on natural gas negotiations
Qatar's Japan LNG deal to lift UK prices
Chinese Q1 gas imports more than double - NDRC
China Coal Prices Rise to Four-Month High on Railway Repairs
S Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal prepares for railway shutdown
Report: Korea and US to Conduct Joint Study on Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing
Race on for Kazakh uranium
U.S. is increasing Indian wind turbine giant vows to invest more in China
India Aims to Conquer Solar Power Market by 2022
Saudi Arabia's Gasoline Imports More Than Triple in February

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Interesting Headlines in the News Apr 17

Manufacturing, Inflation News Sends Stocks Higher
Honest Money vs. Sound Money
Burning The Candle At Both Ends
Predicting Global Revolutions, Civil Wars and Riots
The Quigley Formula
Who Are The Globalists?
US Burning Economic Candle at Both Ends
Commodities Plummet On Demand Fears
U.S., Allies Raise Ante on Ouster of Gadhafi
Want to Blame Someone? Blame the Fed
Sustainable Communities
Sovereignty International, Inc.
Jacque Fresco Essays
Zeitgeist and Venus Project exposed
The American Dream As We Know It Is Obsolete
Our Lives Are Under Threat
Fukushima Reactors Are a "Ticking Time Bomb,"
Keeping Capital In A Depression
Oil-Price Shock Is Hitting American Consumers Hardest
Banks Face $3.6 Trillion 'Wall' of Debt: IMF
Economic Growth Still Weak Due to Housing: Pimco's El-Erian
China's Hot Inflation Drives Gold to $2200
Gold climbs up on weak dollar
Silver offers the only positive return
A Plan to Fix the Budget or Blind Faith in Fairy Tales?
Obama Eyes Medicare Changes, Tax Increases
U.S. Orders Big Banks to Reimburse Homeowners
Will Gold and Silver Survive the Double Dip?
Pentonomics - Goodbye Middle Class
Obama's Deficit Plan will Impoverish Main Street America
When Will the Gold Bull Market End?
End the Cartel!
Banks are foreclosing while homeowners pursue loan modifications
Grocery workers' union to hold strike authorization vote
U.S.-China relationship: A shift in perceptions of power
Feds' Exit Doors Close:  Inflationary Spiral Ahead
Geithner says Congress will lift debt ceiling
Gold, silver futures rally to fresh records
Radical gold bugs keep confidence
What the Medicare Debate Means to You
Who will save America from drowning in debt?
How Much Farther Will Home Prices Fall?
The Safest Bonds in the World Aren't U.S. Treasuries
The Venus Project / Zeitgeist: Moving Forward...
Saul Alinsky and Class Warfare
Taxes and Politics
Agenda 21
Postage rates rising for businesses, not for most letters
China blocks coastal waters, enlarges military
Libyan rebels: Colombian female snipers fighting for Gadhafi
2011 spending bill clears House
Joan Veon's commentaries
Joan Veon's excellent guide to who's who in the NWO