A Tale of Two Forecastsby Gregor Macdonald
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times for the American public over the past month, as it was treated to two high-profile, but deeply conflicting, economic forecasts.
Despite declaring in 2008 that the age of cheap oil was over, the International Energy Agency (IEA) surprisingly announced last week that the United States would become the largest oil producer in the world by 2020. Hooray! This superlative declaration titillated U.S. media organizations, who understand quite well that Americans love to secure a #1 ranking in just about any category (save for prison incarceration, divorce rates, and obesity). As I explained to the Keiser Report, however, the IEA has done little more than produce an attention grabbing headline here. Simply ranking the 'top oil producer' in 2020 may mean much less than the public currently understands.
First Aid Evaluation Flowchartby JW
A free pdf download of a flowchart based on the U.S. Army's Evaluate the Casualty procedure (FM 4-25.11, First Aid), also known as Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TC3). A handy item to keep with your emergency supplies to help in emergency medical situations.
Slow Meals: A Trick for Getting Fit, Trim, and Resilient Againby JW
A look at how modification of diet and added exercise can help build resiliency. A healthier body, a healthier population is the goal.
Also read the post about Chris' transformation and new healthy lifestyle: Getting In Shape: The New Me