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Denmark – Tivoli Gardens, Louisiana Museum, Nyhavn Canal – Travel – Jim Rogers World Adventure

Leading economic expert Jim Rogers traveled to 150 countries over 150,000 miles in three years – follow his adventures here on FentonReport.

In this video Jim and Paige visit the Tivoli gardens, Louisiana Museum, and the Nyhavn Canal.

Copyright Jim Rogers – provided as a special contribution to The Fenton Report. http://www.fentonreport.com

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Posted by mark - November 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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Frogs, Logs, And The Stock Market

Last night, my daughter and I were up until 1:15AM completing a chemistry paper on the arguments for and against global warming. On our drive to school, we talked about the emotion attached to viewpoints.

Debate becomes an “all or nothing” proposition. One side must be wrong completely with ad hominem invective. Each side sustains argument with seemingly logical evidence. I suggested to Emily that we fail to find the middle ground within controversy, and we forget the commitment required for action-steps by relying on “talking points”. Most of us forget that debate is not a “zero-sum game”.

So what about the frogs?

Emily writes, “Global warming could possibly lead to the extinction of many species. When the climate changes drastically, many animals cannot adapt…species are lost forever. If global warming is not stopped, more than a million species worldwide could be extinct by 2050….”

Randolph Schmid and John Heilprin in their article, “Over fishing May Harm Seafood Population” do not address global warming, but their arguments against “over fishing” are strikingly similar.

Schmid and Heilprin quote Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia who says the data about “over fishing…shocked and disturbed (him with)…trends…beyond anything we suspected. At this point 29 percent of fish and seafood species have collapsed…their catch has declined by 90 percent…If the long-term trend continues, all fish and seafood species are projected to collapse within my lifetime – by 2048.”

Notice the date? Notice the number of species lost? All consistent with the global warming argument.

So what about the logs (not the ones that float)?

Global warming logs assert that “The average global temperature has increased by about 0.5 degrees Celsius over the last century…over half of that increase has occurred in the last 30 years. Since 1980, the earth has experienced 19 of its 20 hottest years on record, with 1998 and 2005 tied for the hottest and 2002 and 2003 coming in second and third”, Emily and I discovered during our research.

Carbon dioxide atmospheric levels have “remained constant at around 280 parts per million (“ppm”). It is now nearly 380ppm, a level the earth has not experienced for at least 400,000 years.” Hence, some assert, the rising temperature of the earth…is driven by the consumption of fossil fuels.” Clearly, “This rise in temperature is altering the earth’s climate, which is leading to many other problems”, writes Emily. We are losing entire ecological communities!

Back to frogs for a moment, “Whether we looked at tide pools or studies over the entire world’s ocean, we saw the same picture emerging. In losing species we lose the productivity and stability of entire ecosystems,” said Boris Worm.

So what about the stock market?

The stock market is about money; in fact Solomon, an ancient wise man (differs from today’s “wiseacre”) said, “It’s ALL about money” (emphasis mine).

Whether we fish to deplete species or we pollute streams, ponds, lakes, and oceans, the results are the same. Manufacturing jobs are lost, the streams that feed economic-villages collapse, and business cycles fail where the ocean feeds cities. Solomon’s aphorism applies: where there is no money, social structure crumbles, and stock markets plummet.

Not far from where I write is a popular seafood restaurant called “Woodman’s”. Essex has a few “Yankee Magazine” seafood restaurants where fried clams and lobster feed salivating tourists every day. Folks travel miles to stand in long lines for a clam plate with french fries or a one pound lobster with cole slaw.

Two men, I know, earn their living preparing food at one of these eateries, another man works the clam flats year-round. Whether global warming or global pollution disrupts their income, the results could devastate all of them, and our community.

Former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern was commissioned by the British Treasury to study the economics of global warming. Stern’s credentials are impeccable. His rudimentary conclusions warn governments that global warming must not be debated.

Any failure of government leadership to reverse “the trends” could lead to “the kind of downturn that has not been seen since the Great Depression and the two world wars”, says Britain’s chief scientist, Sir David King.

This is a formidable challenge for our global political system. In a world where consensus is eschewed, collective decision-making is an obligation of every nation, tribe, and people. Will we see the collective leadership necessary to grapple with these complexities?

Recent history does not encourage us. For example, it would have cost Thirty million [US] dollars to install an early-warning system to avoid the 150,000 deaths caused by the Asian tsunami. Prior to this climatic disaster, governments would not spend it.

Next April, Emily and I will spend a week tearing-down and building-up homes in Slidell, Louisiana. (New Orleans is across the bridge.) Original settlers built ships and manufactured bricks within a farm and timber region.

Slidell is now a bedroom community for the aerospace industry. NASA has a computer complex and test site nearby. Seafood and meat products, furniture, chemicals, boats, concrete, apparel, and machinery are all produced by Slidell’s residents.

Nine major industry groups, many publicly traded companies tied together by grocery stores, barbers, doctors, and movie theatres keep this community intact. As you know, Slidell suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Corporations and governments must face tough decisions or whimper regrets to constituents. As voters, citizens, workers, and parents in our local and global economies, we are obligated to challenge our children to study, our politicians to plan, prepare, and act, while our religious leaders pray for wisdom.

Neglecting these issues imperils the hopes and lifestyle of every earthly inhabitant. Our choices may determine how many more generations enjoy the sight and resonant croak of a rotund bullfrog squatting on a log (that floats). How will you help? Our choices could determine the bottom line of every portfolio, including yours.

A Raymond Randall

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Posted by mark - November 1, 2015 at 7:31 am

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Horse and Carriage Ride Through French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana

Honie,Kailey,Brittainie,Kain, and me on a buggy ride tour of the French Quarter.This is actually part two… I will add part one soon!

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Posted by mark - October 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

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Posted by mark - October 19, 2015 at 1:28 am

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I am a medical Marijuana patient in California traveling to Louisiana.Will Louisiana deny me my medicine?

Will I get in trouble if I am caught with medical marijuana?

Louisiana sees it as Marijuana.
And they do not like it – read overview the law http://norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4540
A smart patient knows how to travel and medicate with out running into Johnny Law.

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Posted by mark - October 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm

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Posted by Kayra - October 10, 2015 at 7:34 pm

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If I travel back and forth between 2 states do I need to change my driver license to that state every time?

I would hate to do that. I live in California but I’m temporarily in Louisiana to work with my aunt. I want to know if that would affect me trying to get an apartment in Louisiana or anything like that. But I do travel back and forth & would hate to have to change my license every time.

That is a tough situation. You are supposed to get a Louisiana license within 30 days of moving there. if you do not, and get stopped for any reason, you would have a problem. California is worse…they say you must get a CA license within 10 days of moving there! I don’t see any way around this. then there is the issue of your car insurance. They need to know too.
Edit: Just saw other answer and she has a good thought. If you maintain a home in CA all the time, then you are a CA resident. But, i was concerned that Louisiana would consider you a resident since you spoke of getting an apartment there. Once you do that, they may consider you a resident.

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Posted by mark - October 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm

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Shreveport, Louisiana Wikipedia travel guide video. Created by http://stupeflix.com

Create your own video on http://studio.stupeflix.com/?w=1 ! Downtown
Shreveport at night. Texas Street Bridge over the Red River. AmSouth
Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Downtown Shreveport. The R.W. Norton
Art Gallery houses incomparable collections of American and European
paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning more than four
centuries. The Shreveport Times. Shreveport Regional Airport in western

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Posted by mark - October 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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Louisiana – Cajun County – Travel Doc

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million kmĀ²) and with more than 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.

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Posted by mark - September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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What are some majors for people who love to travel?

I’m currently a Finance major with a foreign language minor.. and I love to travel..

There is another school with an International Trade & Finance major here in Louisiana, but I don’t know what to do.. Help?

You don’t necessarily have to major in anything "international" to obtain a job that requires travelling. There are many international companies that hire people with all different majors. My husband works for a logistics company and they are always looking for people to work overseas.

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Posted by mark - September 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

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