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Alternative Visions – Is the Global Economy Heading for Another Financial Crisis? – 08.08.15

Jack Rasmus follows up the previous show on the global economy with an assessment of financial instability that appears to be growing globally as well. Jack briefly discusses how excess debt and income decline and stagnation basically cause financial instability, and explains how the new 200,000 or so global finance capital elite continue to create financial asset bubbles worldwide and how those bubbles appear to be converging. Financial bubbles that appear most unstable include China’s stock markets (Shanghai and Schenzhen), but also global oil and commodity futures, emerging market equity and bond markets, US and global bond ETFs sold by mutual funds, the US and Euro corporate junk bond markets, tech stocks, Eurozone banks, and currency exchange markets that are becoming much more volatile. Also noted are potential serious secondary effects of a lack of liquidity in bond markets in general and effects on US repo markets in turn. The show concludes with a in-depth look at causes behind the current China stock market collapse which, Jack argues, has yet to run its full course and could destabilize financial markets worldwide in the near future. The role of China government policies in causing a runup of 120% in China stocks in just one year is explained, as well as government measures introduced since June 12 of this year to stop the stock slide.

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The Gary Null Show – 08.07.15

John Michael Greer is one of America’s most insightful historical philosophers, a futurist and independent scholar, environmentalist, expert in energy and peak oil studies, and a novelist. He is also the Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. His analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations and the limits of technology and the idea of progress have been recommended by numerous peer-reviewed journals and magazines. The Futurist magazine has called his portrayal of the rise and collapse of civilization as one of the more realistic analysis one can find. John is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the peak oil community. His blog, the Archdruid Report, is widely read for his commentaries on nature, spirituality, sustainable culture, and critiques of postmodern industrial civilization. He has published over 20 books. His most recent is “After Progress; Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age,” and his website isTheArchDruidReport.blogspot.com

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Remember that Siddhartha left his wife and newborn son behind on his quest for enlightenment – Energy Stew interview with Samuel Shem – 08.07.15

Few people think about what happened at home after Siddhartha left for a life to explore suffering and eventually come into realization. His wife, Princess Yasodhara, had just given birth the day before and felt totally lost.

Siddhartha’s stepmother Pajapati (the sister of Siddhartha’s birth mother who died in child birth) was there to build a support group.

This book, “The Buddha’s Wife, The Path of Awakening Together” by Janet Surrey and her husband Samuel Shem, builds a rich story derived from the historical documents of the time. We’re in a time now when our spiritual paths must join more together to evolve. Princess Yasodhara also needed a spiritual community to hold her suffering rather than go off on a solo retreat as her husband did.

This is a wonderful book about rising above our suffering through listening, sharing and holding compassion together. A spiritual community is very empowering and is the path to “awakening together”.

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Expat Files – 08.07.15

-What’s the story on childhood vaccinations in Latin America?

How many shots are required and at what intervals? Are all kids required to get them? Can parents opt their kids out or otherwise get around it? Is 3rd world lax about it or is there 1st world Nazi-style enforcement? Do Latins even understand the controversy around vaccines, their adjutants and toxic additives?

-A Latin American real estate update:

The real estate bubble seems to creeping all over Latin America. Its settling in while simultaneously straining and cracking around the edges. Meanwhile, since no one’s got the money or credit to buy (except certain gringos and Europeans) it’s turning into an unbelievable renter’s market. There are great deals for those with patience, a good eye and adequate “boots on the ground”. However, don’t expect to get any great deals surfing the net in Cleveland whist sitting on the sofa eating bon-bons. Note that what rents for $1000 a month on the net you can usually negotiate in person down to $600.

-Beware of glossy ads with happy gringo faces selling and promoting real estate projects and developments. When the gringos are in the sales and promo end you can predict just one thing- a top of the local Latin land and housing market is near.

-More solid proof that the gringo advantage is alive and well (when off the gringo tourist trail). Today we have more expat stories proving a 1st world type Big Brother state Latin style is far, far off in the future.

-CONSULT WITH JOHNNY- SCHEDULE A CELL OR SKYPE CALL:

Follow the consult link on the main page at www.ExpatWisdom.com and Johnny will help you sort out your Latin American plans.

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LOA Today – 08.06.15

Did you know that one of the best ways to gain better health is to forgive? That’s right, and it has nothing to do with the person you’re forgiving. The act of true forgiveness actually has some amazing physiological benefits to the person doing the forgiving.

This week on LOA Today, we explore the incredible, physical impact of forgiveness on the human brain of the forgiver.

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What Women Must Know – The Power of Plants for Spiritual Awakening with Michael Sanders – 08.06.15

Michael Sanders is a partner and Vice President for clean energy startup SunMoon Energy and the Vice President of ClearMedia.tv advertising agency. He’s the author of Ayahuasca: An Executive’s Enlightenment, a revealing memoir designed to unlock your creative, intellectual and spiritual potential. A passionate traveler, athlete and mover, Michael practices sound nutrition, regular introspection and daily meditation. He’s also an avid Burning Man participant committed to fostering human connection and improving the world.

www.macromicrocosmos.com

Dr. Sherrill Sellman will be leading a two week journey into Peru to explore some of the most sacred sites including Machu Picchu and the rain forest jungles of the Amazon basin. This program will include 4 journeys with Ayahuasca guided my indigenous shaman elders.