this is one of the most important metals of the industrial age…maybe not the most important but in the top 5 at least
Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the global resources sector.
It’s been a brutal week on the copper market with prices falling nearly 10% reaching the lowest since July 2009 – the height of the financial crisis.
This week on the economic calendar we have from China, the world’s biggest copper consumer, the GDP year-over-year of the 4rd quarter that is expected to fall from 7.3% to 7.2% showing a shrinking economy. The Chinese retail sales are estimated to stay unchanged at 11.7% reflecting economic stagnation.
Copper rallied on Frida’s session breaking above the inside day and closing near the high of the day. The commodity is still in a bearish phase since the end of September 2014 but the bottom seems to have confirmed for now and a bullish correction is in…
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well, a 20hr work week comes to a close. my boss actually wants me to do more o/t!!! that’s a shock…we’ll see just how long that lasts…(my o/t is about $20/hr) so, I can surely use the money. I was getting email notifications of new post from blogs I follow, well that didn’t work out so well so now I don’t get any….
if the cops feel they are really disrupting public affairs they will use “any force necessary” to clear the protesters…for there to be real change there will be a civil war
[Editor’s Note: Last night citizens in Chicago shut down Lake Shore Drive in protest over the Staten Island grand jury’s refusal to indict the police officer responsible for the choking death of Eric Garner. Yet in SoCal, protesters have been using the freeways as a vehicle for protest and political awareness for decades. UCSD PhD candidates Troy Araiza Kokinis and Jael Vizcarra explain the goals, meaning and context of these protests and others like them.]
Driving along the Interstate 5 in Southern California makes commuters privy to the militarization of port cities like San Diego. It is not unusual to encounter a tank headed to Camp Pendleton or a truck filled with “1.4 Explosives.” These sightings normalize the spatial coexistence of daily life with technologies of destruction. These quotidian reminders along the freeway belie the laid…
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this is a story about stereotypes…and the lesson learned when faced with reality
I want to tell you a story about your dog, Zoe. We found her cowering at the pound. She wasn’t barking like the other dogs. She was simply laying there, looking up at us. The tag said, “lab mix” and she was slated to be killed in a week. We fell for it, thinking we were buying a lab.
She is not a lab. She is a pit bull.
As Zoe grew, we came to realize the pound had lied. I was scared. I felt irresponsible for letting this type of dog into my home. All of the stereotypes, preconceptions and worries filled my mind. Should I take her back? What would people think of us?
She is the definition of disenfranchised. When first time guests visit we lock her in her cage, not because she is dangerous, but because of unspoken fears. She receives wary glances from strangers as…
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No one likes spam. In internet terms (as opposed to the stuff you find on the grocery store shelf) it’s the bane of our existence. Its sole purpose is to get our attention and once it does, it either begs us to buy something or gives us something we would never pay for – something like a virus.
Then there is the exception to the rule. In fact, there is only one exception that I’ve found in over a decade of browsing the web. It may have seemed like a “spam follow” at the start, but when I followed the cookie-crumb trail that led me back to its source, it ended up benefiting me beyond my wildest dreams: it was HarsH ReaLiTy.
Jason, also known as Opinionated Man, has a huge (over 50,000 blog, twitter, and Facebook combined) following on his blog, HarsH ReaLiTy. His passion for connecting with other…
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