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  • Peace Corps Worldwide is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding. Peace Corps Worldwide is in no way associated with the Peace Corps or the National Peace Corps Association.

Government Spending Boosts Q3 GDP - Posted 3 hours ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy grew by a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years, screamed one headline this morning. That is all we need to know to understand why US economic growth is finally returning to the long term average that has prevailed since the Great Depression. This is in.. (Read More)

GMOs Part 4: Global Power - Posted 1 day ago to Homesteading: Starting from Scratch

For weeks now I've been reflecting on how to write this crucial part.  I know I'm too emotionally-invested--as in pissed off to all hell--to be able to write in a fashion that would be heard by an intelligent and rational audience. I have notes and scribbles with nasty choice words and too many starred quotes, but the new references just keep piling up, because one leads to another in a rabbit-hole maze that's making me dizzy.. (Read More)

Consumer Confidence Soaring, But Home Prices Unchanged - Posted 1 day ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly Home prices contracted for a 4th straight month in August in Case-Shiller, 20-city data, down 0.1 percent versus expectations for a gain of 0.1 percent. This is while consumer confidence rose to a post-recession high, a good sign for increased holiday spending. Month-to-month prices declined in just 3 of the 20 cities, monthly—Charlotte, NC, San Diego, and San Francisco—with San Francisco, Las Vegas and Miami prices up the most.. (Read More)

Peace Corps helps CDC team in Liberia - Posted 2 days ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

The Washington Post reports that the Peace Corps' local network in Liberia helped the CDC  begin its ebola fighting efforts. Here is  the link to the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-ebola-fighters-head-to-africa-but-will-the-military-and-civilian-effort-be-enough/2014/10/25/1ceba6a8-5b99-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html Thanks to the National  Peace Corps Association for posting the information about the Washington Post article on their Facebook page. From that article, read the following: Greg Thorne, the deputy team leader for the CDC in Liberia, wrote to Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet this.. (Read More)

NRA Uses Gun Violence to Maximize Profits - Posted 3 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Financial FAQs How can we believe the National Rifle Association opposes gun violence when every mass murder committed with guns is answered by the NRA’s call to buy more weapons? There have been 3 mass killings by crazed gunmen just over the past week, and the gun industry’s reponse via the NRA is that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The latest attempt by the gun industry to boost sales is to compete with.. (Read More)

The Mystery of Money: Understanding the Modern Financial World - Posted 3 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Harlan Green “Unpacks” the Money Metaphor--Book Review by Mark Whitehurst / CASA MAGAZINE Yelling “Show me the money!” usually only works in the movies, but Harlan Green’s down to earth book, The Mystery of Money: Understanding the Modern Financial World, recently published by Publishing by the Seas, Inc., opens new doors into how the realm of money really works. Creating perspectives on how money functions and doesn’t function is what local author.. (Read More)

The Mystery of Money: Understanding the Modern Financial World - Posted 4 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Harlan Green “Unpacks” the Money Metaphor--Book Review by Mark Whitehurst / CASA MAGAZINE Yelling “Show me the money!” usually only works in the movies, but Harlan Green’s down to earth book, The Mystery of Money: Understanding the Modern Financial World, recently published by Publishing by the Seas, Inc., opens new doors into how the realm of money really works. Creating perspectives on how money functions and doesn’t function is what local author.. (Read More)

Positions Peace Corps Could Not Fill as of 9.30.13 - Posted 4 days ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

Peace Corps applications were at an historic low for 2013. A campaign to increase applications for 2014 was successfully. It is not known how this will translate into serving Volunteers. It is possible, however, to look at the consequences of the lack of an adequate number of applications for 2013. The Peace Corps Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2013 reported "The number of applications has produced challenge in meeting the demand for skilled.. (Read More)

Religion Today - Posted 5 days ago to Your Money: In the New Economy

I had dinner last night with an American historian friend and her Spanish accountant husband in Madrid.   She recently retired from the Madrid campus of St Louis University.   We discussed religion in the world today.  First subject was the dramatic chasm between the way religion is viewed in the developed Western World and elsewhere. We in the West have relegated religion to something of a historical subject rather than a living thing.  We are.. (Read More)

Frank Mankiewicz, political and media insider, dies at 90 - Posted 1 week ago to John Coyne Babbles

"I hooked up with Sarge in some motel room in El Paso. Fletcher Knebel was there. Bill Haddad was there. Everyone was totally charged up. Shriver and Haddad closed in on me: You're going to Peru--right?" And finally I said it: 'Yeah.' After a lot of whooping and backslapping and shouts of 't'rrfic,' Sarge turned to me as he was leaving and asked, 'Hey, don't you want to know what the job pays?' Somewhat embarrassed, Mankiewicz.. (Read More)