It's the Daveslist 1st Anniversary Issue!

Happy Saturday, y'all! It's hard to believe, but Daveslist is officially a year old today. I hope y'a
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It's the Daveslist 1st Anniversary Issue!
By Daveslist • Issue #48
Happy Saturday, y'all! It’s hard to believe, but Daveslist is officially a year old today. I hope y'all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy curating it. I’d like to say a big thank you to my buddy Bo for convincing me to start it. I had no idea when I sent that first issue to 4 subscribers that it would take off like it has. We now have subscribers all around the world and the number grows every week.
Looking at this week’s issue it seems the theme is money (or armed robbery, maybe). I don’t know why it worked out like that, maybe it’s just on my mind lately with a lot of the macroeconomic factors I follow pegging their respective meters. In any case, I hope you enjoy it!
Let’s get it on…

Mother Nature needs to take it down a couple notches.
Well, this thing is beastly. What do you do when you’re sitting on $20 billion in Microsoft money? I guess you build a plane with a 385-foot wingspan that can launch rockets into space.
A crack in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antartica has grown 11 miles in just six days and is expected to break off in the coming weeks, creating an iceberg the size of Delaware in the Southern Ocean. The follow on effect of this event is that the shelf itself will no longer be protected, and it’s likely that its eventual disintegration (by melting) will contribute to several inches of sea level rise.
This one is near and dear to my own heart. To me, one of the saddest things is seeing an older dog dropped off at a kennel because the family he’s known his whole life is either unable or unwilling to care for an older dog. It’s good to see these older puppers being rehomed to folks who’ll make their twilight years something special.
This is so stupid it’s baffling. It’s even more outrageous considering it was Booz Allen Hamilton. If there’s one outfit you’d expect to have their digital security shit together, it’d be Ed Snowden’s old firm. SMH
Here’s the must read of the week, Part 1. In today’s social media world, we’re often reminded of all the things we don’t have, and how some among us are able to live lives of breathtaking extravagance. But it ain’t all sunshine and puppies, even if you’re rich. 
One of my favorite books is How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis, the former publisher of Maxim magazine. The piece of advice from the book that I’ll never forget is: “Don’t try to get rich, because you won’t make it and you’ll destroy your life in the attempt.” 
That’s not to say you want to be poor, either. Being poor is nightmarish, and modern science is beginning to document the various ways being poor affects your biology, all the way down to gene expression. This is the must read of the week, Part 2.
This is terrifying, and I’m actually going to write a full original piece about the causes leading to this. With life extension technology getting better every day, it’s becoming critical to have a strategy in place so you don’t outlive your money. 
If you’ve ever thought about robbing a bank (and who among us hasn’t), you probably didn’t realize that your random musings were ticking off variables in an economics equation. Yes, there is an actual equation for a successful bank robbery. What I find even more fascinating is why so many people want to knock over a bank in Italy.
Not to be outdone by Italy, Houston is somehow, bizarrely, the armored car robbery capital of the world. Why Houston? James Comey (yes, that James Comey) thinks it’s because Houston is so large and spread out that it makes it easier to disappear after a heist. 
Diamonds are bullshit, and I think most people know that by now. From the artificial scarcity introduced by the De Beers cartel to the savagery practiced even today in the production of conflict diamonds, these glittering pieces of rock are more trouble than they’re worth. Literally. This hidden cam video shows the biggest diamond retailers in New York ripping customers off in real time.
That’s it for this week, y'all. If you enjoyed the links (or even if you didn’t!) be sure to leave a THUMBS UP or DOWN below. As always, feel free to share with anyone else you think might enjoy this issue.
Thanks again for a great first year!
Have a tremendous weekend, stay safe, and I’ll see you next Saturday.
DAVE
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