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  • Investors Are Staring At The Bleakest Future Since The Great Depression....(John Hussman)

    12/02/2018 12:13:44 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-2-2018
    * John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who's been predicting a stock crash — says traditionally diversified portfolios are set to offer their worst returns since the Great Depression over the next 12 years.* Hussman explains why he sees a US stock market drop of more than 60% coming, and breaks down why the Federal Reserve's past actions have created the situation. There's never been a worse time to be a conventional portfolio manager. Well, maybe back in the deepest, darkest throes of the Great Depression that crushed the US economy way back in 1929. But not...
  • The Most Important Supreme Court Case You Never Heard Of

    11/18/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2011 | Larry M. Elkin
    One Supreme Court case stands behind the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Controlled Substances Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Civil Rights Act. It's been cited in rulings involving hot-button issues such as health care reform and medical marijuana. But chances are you've never heard of it. Despite its wide-reaching influence, hardly anyone outside of legal circles is aware of the 1942 case, Wickard v. Filburn. One man, Gary Marbut of Missoula, Mont., hopes to change that. If Marbut succeeds, we'll also hear about another Supreme Court case: the one that overturns Wickard. ... snip ... The case was...
  • The Other Great Depression: Inside America’s Exploding Suicide Epidemic

    11/18/2018 5:12:59 AM PST · by deandg99 · 67 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/18/2018 | Michael Snyder
    What in the world has happened to us? Despite our ridiculously high standard of living compared to the rest of the world, America is a deeply unhappy place. When I was growing up, there were no “smart phones”, the Internet did not exist, if you wanted to buy something you had to actually go to a store and hunt for it, and most vehicles were pieces of junk that completely broke down after a few years. Today, we have hundreds of television channels, we have more movies than we could ever possibly watch, video games have become wildly creative and...
  • President Trump Immediate Lame Duck Actions To Protect The United States From Catastrophe

    11/07/2018 4:04:00 AM PST · by yefragetuwrabrumuy · 66 replies
    vanity ^ | 11/7/2018 | yefragetuwrabrumuy
    President Trump only has a brief, lame duck congress ability to protect the nation from a Democrat-caused catastrophe. Here are suggestions for what he might do.
  • COMBATTING MY LISTENING ANXIETY

    10/24/2018 5:35:05 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 9 replies
    Neon Music ^ | 24/10/2018 | Darrell Smith
    When I was growing up, I always found myself feeling engrossed in my own widely absent mind. I was there, but only in body. My mind was elsewhere. Always deeply absorbed in the music I was listening to. I guess that’s something that hasn’t vastly altered much about me. I did, however, find my mind sometimes harder to manipulate with music. Not often, but enough. That’s the thing with mental illness though. Specifically, depression. It has a surprising and tedious way of making the things you love and find comfort in abundant.
  • Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

    10/07/2018 8:09:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 6, 2017 | Debbie Weingarten
    snip Rosmann, an Iowa farmer, is a psychologist and one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts. He often answers phone calls from those in crisis. And for 40 years, he has worked to understand why farmers take their lives at such alarming rates – currently, higher rates than any other occupation in the United States. snip Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The...
  • Kayaker tied large rock to ankles to drown herself, officials say (student loan death)

    08/28/2018 3:40:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | 7:03pm | Katherine Lam, Fox News
    A 24-year-old kayaker who vanished during a family camping trip in Georgia had tied a rock to her ankles with an extension cord in an apparent intentional drowning, police said on Monday. Maranda Whitten’s body was located in Point Lake Monday morning, three days after she was last seen in a teal-colored kayak. The vessel, along with the paddle, life jacket and Whitten’s uncharged phone, were located near a dam in Shaefer Heard Campground on Saturday. “Maranda did have an extension cord which was missing from the campground tied to her ankles which was then tied to a large rock,”...
  • A(nother) Rainy Day

    08/25/2018 5:32:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-25-18 | MOTUS
    This is sort of how I feel today:And since I’m not really blind, I’m taking the day off to read a good book. A hammock would be nice… but for all the rain, which would recommend that I take my book inside.Have a good day regardless of the amount of global warming, liquid or otherwise, coming your way.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Therapists say they've seen a rise in anxiety under Trump: report

    07/28/2018 11:11:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Therapists in the U.S. say they have seen a rise in politically-related anxiety under the Trump presidency. Though a condition has not been officially named, therapists and patients have referred to it as “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” according to a report from Canada’s CBC News. Elisabeth LaMotte, the founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Washington, D.C., told CBC that there is a “collective anxiety” among her patients related to President Trump’s rhetoric and policies. "There is a fear of the world ending," she said. "It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling." She said that Trump critics who she treats...
  • Venezuela to remove five zeroes from ailing currency

    07/25/2018 9:43:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2018 7:46 PM | Brian Ellsworth
    Venezuela will remove five zeroes from the bolivar currency rather than the three zeroes originally planned, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, in an effort to keep up with inflation projected to reach 1 million percent this year. The OPEC nation’s economy has been steadily collapsing since the 2014 crash of oil prices left it unable to maintain its socialist economic system that for years provided lavish subsidies while enforcing strict price controls. Annual inflation in June topped 46,000 percent, according to the opposition-run Congress. The IMF said this week it could hit seven digits this year, putting it on...
  • What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition

    06/23/2018 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 189 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 23rd, 2018 | Stephanie Schorow
    Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. After the repeal of national Prohibition in 1933 and until his death in 1941, the Texas senator embraced a yearly custom. A progressive Democrat often considered “the father of Prohibition,” Sheppard would rise on the Senate floor to rail against alcohol and call for a repeal of Repeal. “It was a ritual,” Daniel Okrent, author of the 2010 book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall...
  • Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says

    06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | June 2018 | Ashley Welch
    Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or...
  • Top Beijing Official's Suicide Highlights a Bureaucracy Under Pressure: Analysts

    05/22/2018 10:32:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    RFA ^ | 2018-05-22
    Top Beijing Official's Suicide Highlights a Bureaucracy Under Pressure: Analysts A top ruling Chinese Communist Party official in the Beijing city government has committed suicide, leading state media to conclude that he had suffered from long-term depression. Wang Xiaoming, deputy secretary-general of the Beijing municipal government, was found dead on Monday after attending a work conference. He was 58. State media said police had ruled out any criminal activity, although an investigation into Wang's death is under way. Hospital diagnostic records show that Wang, who previously served as director of the Beijing municipal tax bureau, had long suffered from depression,...
  • Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke.

    04/26/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 75 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 04/18/2018 | Matt Stangel & Katie Shepherd
    It turns out Oregonians are good at growing cannabis—too good. In February, state officials announced that 1.1 million pounds of cannabis flower were logged in the state's database. If a million pounds sounds like a lot of pot, that's because it is: Last year, Oregonians smoked, vaped or otherwise consumed just under 340,000 pounds of legal bud. This month, WW spoke to two dozen people across Oregon's cannabis industry. They describe a bleak scene: Small businesses laying off employees and shrinking operations. Farms shuttering. People losing their life's savings are unable to declare bankruptcy because marijuana is still a federally...
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer AKA Mini Is Gone At 49! How Many People Struggle To Cope As He Did!

    04/22/2018 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN News Raw2 ^ | April 21, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer AKA Mini Is Gone At 49! How Many People Struggle To Cope As He Did!
  • Child in crisis- depression - need aadvice

    03/03/2018 4:48:19 AM PST · by newnhdad · 204 replies
    need advice. I have an adolescent with sever behavioral issues. Suicidal thoughts, violent behavior, bursts of emotion, anger and very drastic mood swings. Like you see in the movies about crazy people, but from a 12 year old. we have tried all sorts of therapy but nothing seems to move the needle. The last evaluation mentioned posbile hospitalization and medications. Does anyone have experience with this?
  • Staying Awake Is A Surprisingly Effective Way To Treat Depression

    01/24/2018 1:59:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    digg.com/ ^ | Linda Geddes
    Using sleep deprivation to lift people out of severe depression may seem counterintuitive, but for some people, it's the only thing that works. ... "Sleep deprivation really has opposite effects in healthy people and those with depression," says Benedetti. If you're healthy and you don't sleep, you'll feel in a bad mood. But if you're depressed, it can prompt an immediate improvement in mood, and in cognitive abilities. But, Benedetti adds, there's a catch: once you go to sleep and catch up on those missed hours of sleep, you'll have a 95% chance of relapse. The antidepressant effect of sleep...
  • STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of.

    01/20/2018 6:42:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy’ By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotJanuary 20, 2018 1:55 PM with 0 comments Depression and anxiety are afflicting Americans who are concerned at the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change. Those hit hardest are women and people with low incomes who worry about the planet’s long-term health, said the study published this week in the journal Global Environmental Change. Symptoms include restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy. “Climate change is a persistent...
  • Twitter: 2 min 20 sec video of homeless in Orange County - UNBELIEVABLE!

    01/15/2018 9:53:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 52 replies
    Click on the link above. The video actually goes on for 10 minutes, but Twitter only allows 2:20 of it to be posted. Beyond disgusting. We spend 125 billion a year on illegal aliens and allow this tragedy in our country. (I suspect that there are illegals among them but how many I have no idea.)