Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daily Briefing For September 25, 2012


Please check your smoke detectors.  Four folks from back home died in a house fire two nights ago, including two small children.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, you can dramatically reduce the chances of dying in a house fire if your smoke detectors are working.

Spain continues to endure some difficult times.  Tonight, protesters in Madrid turned violent as they clashed with police over austerity measures.  Meanwhile, the hungry there forage through dumpsters as unemployment for young people is at 50%.

This is the story of the day, in my opinion:  More financially savvy individuals are coming forward to confirm what many have been thinking for some time now.  Hear Ray Dalio share his alarming views on the possibility of societal unrest

Finally, if you're not paying attention to what's happening in the Middle East, please do so.  The stakes are very high right now, and some of what I am reading seems to suggest the recent spat between Netanyahu and Obama is to give Obama plausible deniability should Israel attack Iran.  There's considerable military activity in Israel at the moment, which is unusual during Yom Kippur. 

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