The Recession has Restarted

Whether or not there is an outright global recession in 2016, it’s definitely starting to look a lot like not Christmas around the world. After a period of inactivity, more and more people began posting and commenting over in the_recession, so we’ve formally restarted the group. I know a lot of members here who were active and we are a sister community. Please feel free to come on by and discuss the recession or global recession 2016 with us, as well.

10 to 15 years

Warning: Bad Headline.NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It’s Not Looking Good for Us Policy MicA soon-to-be published research paper, ‘Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies’ by University of Maryland researchers Safa Motesharrei and Eugenia Kalnay, and University of Minnesota’s Jorge Rivas, was not solicited, directed or reviewed by NASA. It is an independent study by the university researchers utilizing research tools developed for a separate NASA activity.Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can …

SABÁ: "Conexão RAKTA"

A compilation of Brasilian artists that RAKTA put together before their US/Canada/Japan tour last summer. Pieces from FLORES FEIAS, GRUTA, MARCELA LUCATELLI, POST, RAQUEL KRÜGEL, DIBUK and others, including solo contributions from two of the three members (CARLA BOREGAS and ACAVERNUS). It would be a waste of my time and yours for me to discuss each track, but this hour contains chaos, harsh sonic realities, calming sounds, and so much beauty. You deserve this. CONEXÃO RAKTAPhysical Copies: SABA

Mainstream Science Now Resembling CIA Mind Control Programs to Wipe Memories

By Aaron Kesel Years of research on mice proves that scientists can weaken or strengthen particular memories from the brain or outright delete inherited memories,…

New “Distracted Walking” Legislation Will Outlaw Texting, and Even Talking, While Walking

By Rachel Blevins The heinous “crime” of “distracted walking” has become the latest trend that cities in the United States are looking to legislate into…

Failure to Plan Increases Risk of Reputation Damage in High-Profile Lawsuits–Guest Post

(I don’t often invite guest posts from promotional releases, but I did request this from Greentarget as their research into the 20/20 hindsight of litigation-related crisis communication was very interesting. In litigation, lawyers often take the lead in directing communications. Some are very good at it. But most, if not all, do prioritize the risks in the court of law higher than the risks in the court of public opinion. That can lead to very damaging results. What it does lead to almost always is a more conservative approach to managing communications than is best for the company. That, it seems to me, is what this research points to.) By Larry …

How much damage can a reputation crisis do? Ask Chipotle

Lots of discussion about how much harm a reputation crisis can cause, long and short term. I’ve written on this quite a bit in the past using a study out of UK which showed that the longer term recovery of the share price was directly related to the perception of the character of the leader or leaders as demonstrated by actions they took. That is one of the most important things folks in crisis management need to know. Chipotle is hurting. The gizmodo story makes it painfully clear just how much the e.coli and other food related illnesses have cost them. I give Chipotle executives mixed marks …

Trump and the Infrastructure of Fascism

Gerald Epstein Infrastructure investment: it’s that economic policy sweet spot that everyone loves to love. Fixing bridges, building roads, modernizing airports, improving mass transportation, keeping lead out of our water: nearly everyone can relate to the need for it and can imagine how much better their lives would be with more of it.  For years, most people have faced crazy-making delays in traffic, long lines at airports, and have seen pictures of bridges collapsing. And the experts agree. Economists and engineers have warned us about the problem for decades.  The most recent report by the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. a D+ on its infrastructure…

After Neoliberalism, What Next?

Jayati Ghosh We may be living through one of those moments in history that future historians will look back on as a watershed, a period of flux that marked a transition to quite different economic and social arrangements. Unfortunately, in human history a ‘moment’ can be a very long time, so long that it could be decades before the final shape of the new arrangements are even evident; and in the interim, there could be many ‘dead cat bounces’ of the current system. What is clear is that the established order – broadly defined as neoliberal globalised finance capitalism – is no longer capable of delivering on its promises of either growth or stability, even as it generates more inequality…

The Dow Falls 274 Points As ‘Eclipse Fever’ Hits The Financial Markets

Have we now entered a time of major financial shaking?  On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 274 points.  The was the largest decline for the Dow since May, and high yield bonds were down dramatically as well.  Many are blaming the terror attack in Barcelona and “instability in the White House” for the downturn, but could “eclipse fever” also be a factor?  The closer that we get to the solar eclipse on August 21st, the weirder people seem to be getting.  You will see what I am talking about below. But first let’s talk about the financial markets.  I have been warning that stocks are …

The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea.  Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do?  The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become.  When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it …

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

The Recession has Restarted

Whether or not there is an outright global recession in 2016, it’s definitely starting to look a lot like not Christmas around the world. After a period of inactivity, more and more people began posting and commenting over in the_recession, so we’ve formally restarted the group. I know a lot of members here who were active and we are a sister community. Please feel free to come on by and discuss the recession or global recession 2016 with us, as well.

10 to 15 years

Warning: Bad Headline.NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It’s Not Looking Good for Us Policy MicA soon-to-be published research paper, ‘Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies’ by University of Maryland researchers Safa Motesharrei and Eugenia Kalnay, and University of Minnesota’s Jorge Rivas, was not solicited, directed or reviewed by NASA. It is an independent study by the university researchers utilizing research tools developed for a separate NASA activity.Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow when these factors converge to form two important criteria. Motesharrei’s report…

SABÁ: "Conexão RAKTA"

A compilation of Brasilian artists that RAKTA put together before their US/Canada/Japan tour last summer. Pieces from FLORES FEIAS, GRUTA, MARCELA LUCATELLI, POST, RAQUEL KRÜGEL, DIBUK and others, including solo contributions from two of the three members (CARLA BOREGAS and ACAVERNUS). It would be a waste of my time and yours for me to discuss each track, but this hour contains chaos, harsh sonic realities, calming sounds, and so much beauty. You deserve this. CONEXÃO RAKTAPhysical Copies: SABA

IS/IS aka CANDACE

I’ve visited these ladies previously, but every time I come back I feel fulfilled once more…and I hope the same for you. Like gazing into a sunset with the wind in your face, Portland trio CANDACE (formerly IS/IS, named changed for relatively obvious reasons) capture COCTEAU vibes but still make me feel like I wanna start riding vintage motorcycles. How do you describe that in the context of sound? I don’t know, man, but these songs just get me….and I keep coming back to them. SHADOW DAYS

5G Is An International Health Crisis In The Making

By Catherine J. Frompovich Recently, I came across one of the most comprehensive articles about 5G and the problems it will create for humankind (and…

Blackwater Murder Case Overturned By U.S. Appeals Court

By Aaron Kesel A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed the first-degree murder charge against a former Blackwater employee, Nicholas A. Slatten, and ordered re-sentencings for three…

Failure to Plan Increases Risk of Reputation Damage in High-Profile Lawsuits–Guest Post

(I don’t often invite guest posts from promotional releases, but I did request this from Greentarget as their research into the 20/20 hindsight of litigation-related crisis communication was very interesting. In litigation, lawyers often take the lead in directing communications. Some are very good at it. But most, if not all, do prioritize the risks in the court of law higher than the risks in the court of public opinion. That can lead to very damaging results. What it does lead to almost always is a more conservative approach to managing communications than is best for the company. That, it seems to me, is what this research points to.) By Larry Larsen, Greentarget In today’s 24-hour news environment, most senior…

How much damage can a reputation crisis do? Ask Chipotle

Lots of discussion about how much harm a reputation crisis can cause, long and short term. I’ve written on this quite a bit in the past using a study out of UK which showed that the longer term recovery of the share price was directly related to the perception of the character of the leader or leaders as demonstrated by actions they took. That is one of the most important things folks in crisis management need to know. Chipotle is hurting. The gizmodo story makes it painfully clear just how much the e.coli and other food related illnesses have cost them…

An Empire Upside Down, Part 2

Christy Thornton This is the second part of a three-part article on the United States and Latin America in the Trump era, forthcoming in the July/August issue of Dollars & Sense magazine. Part 1 focused on Argentina, this part focuses on Peru, and Part 3 will focus on Colombia. Christy Thornton is an assistant professor of history and international studies at Rowan University. Trade and Multipolarity When Peru’s newly elected President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, arrived at the White House for a meeting with Trump, the narrative seemed to be one of continuity rather than change. During Kuczynski’s visit, Trump took the time to highlight to reporters his approval of the sale of military…

An Empire Upside Down, Part 3

Christy Thornton This is the final part of a three-part article on the United States and Latin America in the Trump era, originally published in the July/August issue of Dollars & Sense magazine. Part 1 focused on Argentina, part 2 focused on Peru, and this part focuses on Colombia. Christy Thornton is an assistant professor of history and international studies at Rowan University. Ramping up the Drug War Beyond issues of trade, the White House visit this May from President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia reveals how the United States under Trump is poised to stymie important progressive changes led by Latin American governments—particularly when …

Remember This Milestone: The Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits 22,000 For The First Time In U.S. History

The Dow hit the 22,000 mark for the first time ever on Wednesday, and investors all over the world greatly celebrated.  And without a doubt this is an exceedingly important moment, because I think that this is a milestone that we will be remembering for a very long time.  So far this year the Dow is up over 11 percent, and it has now tripled in value since hitting a low in March 2009.  It has been quite a ride, and if you would have told me a couple of years ago that the Dow would be hitting 22,000 in August 2017 I probably would have laughed at you.  The central bankers have been able to keep this ridiculous stock market bubble going…

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan Ominously Warns That The Biggest Bond Bubble In History Is About To Burst

Are we right on the verge of one of the greatest financial collapses in American history?  I have been repeatedly warning that our ridiculously over-inflated stock market bubble could burst at any time, but former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan believes that the bond bubble actually presents an even greater danger.  When you look at the long-term charts, you will see that an epic bond bubble has been growing since the early 1980s, and when it finally collapses the financial carnage is going to be unlike anything we have ever seen before. Since the last financial crisis, global central banks have purchased trillions of dollars worth of bonds, and this …

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you’re reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It’s important — we believe.

The Recession has Restarted

Whether or not there is an outright global recession in 2016, it’s definitely starting to look a lot like not Christmas around the world. After a period of inactivity, more and more people began posting and commenting over in the_recession, so we’ve formally restarted the group. I know a lot of members here who were active and we are a sister community. Please feel free to come on by and discuss the recession or global recession 2016 with us, as well.

10 to 15 years

Warning: Bad Headline.NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It’s Not Looking Good for Us Policy MicA soon-to-be published research paper, ‘Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies’ by University of Maryland researchers Safa Motesharrei and Eugenia Kalnay, and University of Minnesota’s Jorge Rivas, was not solicited, directed or reviewed by NASA. It is an independent study by the university researchers utilizing research tools developed for a separate NASA activity.Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow…

SABÁ: "Conexão RAKTA"

A compilation of Brasilian artists that RAKTA put together before their US/Canada/Japan tour last summer. Pieces from FLORES FEIAS, GRUTA, MARCELA LUCATELLI, POST, RAQUEL KRÜGEL, DIBUK and others, including solo contributions from two of the three members (CARLA BOREGAS and ACAVERNUS). It would be a waste of my time and yours for me to discuss each track, but this hour contains chaos, harsh sonic realities, calming sounds, and so much beauty. You deserve this. CONEXÃO RAKTAPhysical Copies: SABA