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The 30 best Photoshop plugins | Photoshop In this article we've lined up some of the best Photoshop plugins available for Adobe Creative Cloud's photo editing giant. Photoshop is an amazing tool – capable of producing sublime images, high-quality video and very passable renders for 3D art. All this power offers a world of possibilities – but occasionally it's worth adding a few optional extras to get the most out of your investment. There's a plethora of plugins available for PS users, but we've selected the best of those that you can download and use straight away. Publisher: Filter ForgePrice: $149-$399 (now with 80% discount $29 - $79)Good for: Photographers, photo editors, graphic designers, 3D artists Currently in version 6.0, Filter Forge offers 11 thousands of filter effects and textures, covering almost every application you can imagine. 63 Photoshop shortcuts to speed up your workflow Publisher: Alien SkinPrice: $129 (free trial available)Best for: Designers 01. Publisher: FontselfPrice: £43Good for: Designers 02. 03. 04.

Intellihub News | Civilian Intelligence Agency The Future of Money Money is a fascinating topic. It can be exchanged for goods and services. It carries cultural and historical significance — for example, the Confederate currency of the U.S. The Root of All Money Any currency that can maintain its value among its users can function. Kropotkin wrote about "mutual aid societies" and now we see TeleCommunities like Solari, social networks of people helping each other, trusting each other, empowered by the tools of the digital revolution. The most widely used alternative currency model is called LETS (Local Economy Trading Schemes). The Distance to Here Still, simply because the possibility for new forms of exchange exists does not mean that we will succeed in implementing them. First, the single most important obstacle is that governments still retain a monopoly on the establishment and maintenance of "real" money by law. Second, we have to learn to make a distinction between what the word "local" used to mean, and what it can mean today. Paul B.

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Swedish riots: if instability can happen here, what might unfold elsewhere? | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free Riots in the suburbs of Stockholm. Photograph: Rex Features/IBL More than 20 cars torched in one night. School classrooms gutted by fire. Fifty far-right extremists chasing immigrants around a suburb. You probably haven't seen much about it in the papers, but for the past week Sweden has been racked by rioting . It's a good question. We all know the cliches, but the reality is they no longer fit the country so well. The first thing to observe about Sweden is how rapidly a gulf is opening up between rich and poor. The second observation to make about Sweden is that parties of all persuasions have drifted rightwards over the past few years. Palme thinks there is now 10% of the Swedish population who are now unable to get a job and on comparatively mean benefits. Now, think about Britain: vastly more unequal, and getting worse in the slump.

IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET :: A Weekly Radio Program with Dr. Helen Caldicott Ojai Economy Group | Complementary Currency - Alternative Currency - Local Economy The Secret Word: Deflation – And the Next Five Years of Financial Turmoil The Elliott Wave Principle is a detailed description of how financial markets behave. The description reveals that mass psychology swings from pessimism to optimism and back in a natural sequence, creating specific Elliott wave patterns in price movements. Each pattern has implications regarding the position of the market within its overall progression, past, present and future. The purpose of Elliott Wave International’s market-oriented publications is to outline the progress of markets in terms of the Wave Principle and to educate interested parties in the successful application of the Wave Principle. While a course of conduct regarding investments can be formulated from such application of the Wave Principle, at no time will Elliott Wave International make specific recommendations for any specific person, and at no time may a reader, caller or viewer be justified in inferring that any such advice is intended.

Protesters around the world march against Monsanto LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know." Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds that are engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise improve crop yields and increase the global food supply. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States today have been genetically modified. But critics say genetically modified organisms can lead to serious health conditions and harm the environment. "If I had gotten 3,000 people to join me, I would have considered that a success," she said Saturday. "We will continue until Monsanto complies with consumer demand. The U.S.

Fukushima Forever | Charles Perrow Recent disclosures of tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima reactors spilling into the ocean are just the latest evidence of the continuing incompetence of the Japanese utility, TEPCO. The announcement that the Japanese government will step in is also not reassuring since it was the Japanese government that failed to regulate the utility for decades. But, bad as it is, the current contamination of the ocean should be the least of our worries. The radioactive poisons are expected to form a plume that will be carried by currents to coast of North America. Much more serious is the danger that the spent fuel rod pool at the top of the nuclear plant number four will collapse in a storm or an earthquake, or in a failed attempt to carefully remove each of the 1,535 rods and safely transport them to the common storage pool 50 meters away. Fukushima is just the latest episode in a dangerous dance with radiation that has been going on for 68 years. Initially the U.S.

Projet SOL Pourquoi le Projet Sol ? Contribuer au développement d'une économie basée sur des valeurs écologiques et sociales. Rendre visible et valoriser l'ensemble des richesses et capacités créatrices des activités humaines aujourd'hui invisibles ou dévalorisés . Le projet SOL, comment ? Renforcer l'ensemble constitué par les structures relevant de l'Économie Sociale et Solidaire, Valoriser les activités à caractère écologique et social aujourd'hui peu prises en compte. Le SOL Coopération. Le SOL coopération fonctionne comme une carte de fidélité " multi-enseigne ". Vous êtes soliste (porteur d'une carte SOL) ou prestataire (entreprise ou collectivité distribuant ou recevant des Sols) : Ce site vous permet, à partir de votre identifiant et de votre mot de passe, de naviguer sur votre compte SOL, d'y effectuer les transactions, et de suivre l'ensemble des activités concernant le SOL.

SafeWealth's new 200-page manual: Wealth Preservation in Very High-Risk Financial Times - Elliott Wave International You can't trust rating services. Sometimes they rate investments AAA just before they go to zero. You can't trust the media. You can't trust government. You have to rely on yourself! worried about stocksworried about real estate worried about the bad loans choking the banking system worried about deficits and debtworried that municipalities will go bust and default on their bonds then you have to act, as a smart, independent individual, to protect yourself. Put bluntly, there is no "in-between." you have serious personal or corporate wealth to protect— at least $500k; no upper limit you want access to the world's safest banks, monetary storage facilities and other institutions you want to learn approaches to financial safety that only a few investors know about then you need SafeWealth Consultants' unique, 200-page wealth protection manual. Wealth Preservation in Very High-Risk Financial Times answers crucial questions that most people don't even know enough to ask. Act while you can.

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