Massive Rom Collection: 2018 edition

Commodore Amiga

Beast2 ADF

Beast2 WHDLoad

Beast3 ADF

Beast3 WHDLoad

Beast ADF

CaliforniaGames

Evolution (J)

Hybris-Title

Lotus III – The Ultimate Challenge (1992)(Gremlin)

TurricanII-Title mp3

TurricanII adf

Secret of Monkey Island

Monkey Island – Lechuck’s Revenge

commodore 64 games

ALIENS

RKANOID

RTDUEL

BATTLE CHESS1

BATTLE CHESS2

BEYOND CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

BEACHHEAD2

BLUEMAX

BoulderDashConstrSet 1986 FirstStar

Bruce Lee

CAS-WOLF

choplifter

Deflektor-NO 1987 Vortex

Dig Dug

F15 Strike Eagle

PAC-MAN

SKYFOX

SPY VERSUS SPY

strippoker

STUNTCAR

TESTDRIVE

TETRIS

WheelOfFortune

WHERE WORLD IS Carmen Saneago

Wizard of Wor

zork1

Gameboy Advance

Jurassic Park 3 – DNA Factor (E-M5)

Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival

Zone Of Enders – The Fist Of Mars [-]

Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper (J)(Eurasia)

Metroid Fusion

Sonic Advance 2 (J)

The Legend Of Zelda – Link To The Past

Advance Wars 2 – Black Hole Rising

Army Men Advance

BUBBLE BOBBLE

BOFU

Bomberman Tournament

Breath of Fire (J)

BreathofFireII

BrknSwrd-U

Castlevania Aria Of Sorrow

Castlevania Circle of the Moon

Chu Chu Rocket

EARTHWORM JIM

eur-breath of Fire 2

eur-cwnc

eur-darn

eur-rexe

eur-wews

F-Zero Maximum Velocity

GALAGA

guilty gear x advanced

Golden Sun 2

Final FAntasy Dawn of Souls

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories

Sigma Star Saga

Sigma Star Saga 2

Lunar Legend

Hot Potato

ind-ssd

Iridion 3D

Konami Krazy Racers

KONG

Kuru Kuru Kururin

LOG

m7-doom

golden sun 2

m7-golden sun

M7-LUFIA

m7-wario land 4

m7-yoshi

Mario Kart Super Circuit

Mario Land 2

Mario Land

mario Advance

Super MARIO Advance 3

MegaMan Zero

MONKEY BALL ADVANCE

Namco Museum

NBAJAM

PAC-MAN

pcn-wwi

pcx-ddad

Pinobee – Wings of Adventure

Pitfall – The Mayan Adventure

PITFIGHT

pokemon diamond

Pokemon Gold

Pokemon Red

Pokemon Silver

Pokemon TCG

Pokemon Yellow

Pokemon Blue

Pokemon Crystal

Pokemon GoGoGo

ptc-sega

ptz-street fighter 2

Rayman Advance

ROBOCOP2

rpf-sonic advance

Simpsons 2 Bart vs The Juggernauts

space-invaders-dx

splintercell

SPYVSPY

SPYVSSPY

Super Dodgeball Advance

Super Mario Advance USA

Tekken Advance

TENNIS

TETRIS

Tetris DX

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

wario land 3

FIFA WORLD CUP

Legend of zelda-dx

MAME ROMS

19xx

bbakraid

cairblad

dariusgu

daytona USA 2

daytona USA

ddsomur1

gigawing

gunbird

gunbird2

king of fighters ’94

mahoudai

mars matrix

marvel vs Street Fighter

marvel vs capcom

progear

raiden2

rayforce

reliant silvergun

sbomberb

trigon

varthu

zero gun

Neo Geo

ROMS

art of fighting

art of fighting 2

art of fighting 3

blaze star

baseball stars png

baseball stars2

doubledragon

fatal fury sp

king of fighters 2000

king of fighters 2001

king of fighters 2002

king of fighters 94

king of fighters 95

king of fighters 97

king of fighters 98

king of fighters 99

last resort

magic drop2

magic drop3

magic lord

metal slug

meta; slug 2

metal slug 3

metal slug 4

metal slug 5

metal slug x

nam1975

pulstar

rbff1

ridehero

samari showdown 2

samari showdown 3

samari showdown 4

sonic wings 2

sonic wings 3

super sidekicks

viewpoint

Nintendo 64

Banjo-Kazooie

Banjo-Tooie

F-1 World Grand Prix

F-ZERO X

Hydro Thunder

San Francisco Rush – Extreme Racing

San Francisco Rush 2049

Wipeout 64

1080 Degree Snowboarding

ags-bmh

AGS-MONONPOLY

asteroids64

BlastCorps

BOMBERMAN

Chopper Attack (usa)

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

cruisnusa

Donkey Kong 64

Doom 64 (English)

Extreme G (USA)

Fifa 98

fightingforce64

forsaken

FSCHoops

glover

goldeneye

GT 64 Championship Edition

harvestmoon64

HS-AMSHP

BANJO Kazooie

BANJO TOOIE

HS-Extreme G 2

INC-PETG

Legend of Zelda

Mario Golf 64 (English)

super mario 64

mariokart64

mnc-admg

excite bike

Kirby 64

mario party 2

multiracingchampionship

olympichockeynagano98

Ogre Battle 64 – Person of a Lordly Calibur

Donkey Kong 64

Paper Mario

F1 World Grand Prix

Perfect Dark

Rampage2 UT

Super Smash Bros.. (English)

starfox

tc-btga

tetrisphere

Top Gear Rally

Turok 2 Seeds of Evil

Wave Race 64

Zelda 2 Majora’s Mask (English)

Nintendo Entertainment System

Dragon warrior 2

excitebike

EXCITE BIKE

FestersQ

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy 2

Golf

GOLGO13

goonies

GOONIES2

GUARDIAN

INDYCRUSE

jackal

jnes 0 6

kailleraclient

Karnov

KoRn Fu

legendary wings

LICKLE

Mad Max

marble Madness

SUPER MARIO Bros.

Mario 2

Mario Bros.

MEGAMAN2

MEGAMAN3

MEGAMAN4

Megaman

metal gear

METROID

metal gear

metal gear 2 Snakes Revenge

MikePOut

Milliped

MONOPOLY

MULE

NESOPEN

operation wolf

othello

PACMAN

Paperboy

PINBALL

Punch Out

prizoner of war

PUNCHOUT 2

punisher

girl thingy City Pimps

RADRACER

RADRACR2

Rampage

rcr

RECCA

RescueTheEmbassyMission

RobinHood

SKATE OR DIE

Super Mario Bros. Zelda

Super mario bors 2

Super mario Bros. 3

SNOW Bros.

Sonic-Mario

SPY HUNTER

starwars A New Hope

STREET Fighter 2010

SUPERC

t&c

Taboo

tennis

Terminator

Tetris

tiger helicoper

teenage mutant ninja turtles

teenage mutant ninja turtles 2

teenage mutant ninja turtles 3

TOOBIN

TotalRec

ultima1

ultima2

urusei

vindctrs

willow

wizardry

Yoshi

Ys

Ys II

zelda

ZELDA2

Sega Genesis

Addams Family Values

Alisia Dragoon

Asterix and the Great Rescue

Asterix and the Power of The Gods (Eng-Ger-Fr-Sp)

Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II

B O B

Beast Wrestler

Beauty and the Beast – Belles Quest

Beauty and the Beast – Roar of the Beast

Buck Rogers – Countdown to Doomsday

Cal Ripken Jr Baseball [C]

California Games

Castlevania – Bloodlines

Castlevania – The New Generation

Clay Fighter

Contra – Hard Corps

darkcast

Desert Strike

Double Dragon

Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

Dragonball Z

Ecco the Dolphin 2

Ecco the Dolphin

Exodus (Unlicensed)

Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury 2 (UE) [b4]

FlashBack

Garou Densetsu (J) [o1]

Golden Axe 2 (JUE)

Gunstar Heros

John Madden Football 93 – Championship Edition

Jungle Strike (UEJ)

Langrisser Hikari 2 (REV 01) (J)

Last Battle

Lemmings 2 – The Tribes

Light Crusader

Master Blaster 2

Mickey Mouse – World Of Illusion

Micro-Machines 2

Micro-Machines

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – The Movie

Mortal Kombat (REV 00) (JUE) [h2]

Mortal Kombat 2 (JUE) [t1]

NBA Live 97

NHL 97

Ninja Gaiden (JUE) [x]

OutRun (JU) [a1]

Phantasy Star 2 (REV 01) (UE) [a1]

Phantasy Star 3 – Generations of Doom (UE)

Phantasy Star 4 – The End Of The Millenium

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Ranger-X

Rastan Saga 2 (J) [R-USA]

Revenge Of Shinobi (Version 02) (JUE)

Ristar – The Shooting Star (UE) [b1]

RockmanX3 Pirate Fixed

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Shadow Run

Shining Force 2

Shining Force

Shinobi 3 – Return of the Ninja Master

Soleil (English)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 3D

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sparkster

Story of Thor, The (English)

Streets of Rage (JUE)

Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 3

Super Monaco Grand Prix (JUE)

Tale Spin

Tetris (JU) [b1]

Thunder Force 2

Thunder Force 3 (JU)

Valis – The Fantasm Soldier

Valis 3

Vectorman (F) (!)

Vectorman 2 (F)

Warsong (Langrisser Hikari)

Ys 3 – Wanderer from Ys

Sega Masters

³ Phantasy Star

³ Sinclair ZX Spectrum

froggy

gauntddn

gng128k

jsw

loderunner

outrun

worldclasss

Super Nintendo

7th Saga, The

ACTRAISR

Actraisr2

Bahamut Lagoon (J)

Bomber Man3

Super CASTLEVANIA IV

Castlevania – Dracula X

Chrono Trigger

Darius Twin

DRAGON BALL2

DRAGON BALL3

Diddy’s Kong Quest

Dragon Quest I & II (J) [T+Eng2 0DWu1 RPGOne]

Dragon Quest III – Sonutse Densetsu he (J)

Dragon Quest V – Tenkuu no Hanayome (J) [T+Eng 91 byuu+spSpiff]

Dragon Quest V – Tenkuu no Hanayome (J) [T+Eng2 01F DeJap]

Dragon Quest VI – Maboroshi no Daichi (J) [T-Eng DeJap]

final fantasy 4

Final Fantasy 5

Final Fantasy 6

FZERO

Illusion of Gaia

Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages

Secret of Mana

Super Mario World

Super mario rpg

MEGAMANX

SUPER MARIO KART

Mega Man X 3

Mortal Kombat II

R-Type III – The Third Lightning

Rock Man X2

ROCKMAN

Sakura Wars (PD)

Secret of Evermore

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Shin Megami Tensei

Silva Saga II – The Legend of Light and Darkness (J)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Hack)

Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures

Star Ocean (English Translation)

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Street Fighter II Turbo

Super Bomberman

Super Bomberman 2

Super Bomberman 3

Super Castlevania IV

Super Metroid

Terminator 2 ARCADE

Tactics Ogre – Let Us Cling Together

Tales of Phantasia (J) [T+Eng1 2LowCase DeJap]

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles 4 – Turtles in Time

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tournament Fighters

Test Drive II – The Duel

topgear2

TOP GEAR RACER

Treasure Hunter G (J)

Super Mario World

Super mario World 2: Yoshis Island

UN Squadron

Ys III

ZELDA Link to the Past

Turbografx

Blazing Lazers

Bloody Wolf

Bonk’s Adventure

Bonk’s Revenge

Legendary Axe, The

Legendary Axe II, The

Neutopia II

Neutopia

R-Type

Dual Screen

0114 – Lunar – Dragon Song

0681 – Final Fantasy III (U)

1403 – Sonic Rush Adventure (E)

0847 – Lunar Knights (U)

0846 – Luminous Arc (J)

1329 – Luminous Arc (U)

0216 – Mario and Luigi Partners in Time (U)

0434 – New Super Mario Bros. (U)(pSyDS)

0735 – Castlevania – Portrait of Run (U)

0614 – Magical Starsign (U)

0056 – Super Mario 64 DS v1.1.U.TRM.128

0847 – Lunar Knights (U)

0168 – Mario Kart DS (U)

0367 – Metroid Prime Hunters (U)

0539 – Mega Man ZX (03/06/11)

0683 – Mega Man ZX Advent (03/06/11)

0645 – Final Fantasy Tactics A2 – Grimoire of the Rift

Sega CD

Sonic CD

Shining Force Sega CD (SEGA CD)

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Shining Force CD 30 mp3

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Shining Force CD 35 mp3

Shining Force CD ISO

³ Lunar 2 Eternal Blue ISO

Lunar 2 Eternal Blue

Lunar 2 02 mp3

Lunar 2 03 mp3

Lunar 2 iso

³ Lunar Silver Star ISO

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Lunar the Silver Star 02 MP3

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Lunar the Silver Star iso

Popful Mail

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Popful mail 03.mp3

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The story on Americans

1. You are miserably overweight and have no energy, yet consume a diet high in processed food, sugar and toxins.

In this case, you do something daily that jeopardizes your life and makes you miserable, and don’t stop. You may believe that your weight has nothing to do with your diet (it does), or that you cannot help yourself (you can) or that junk food has strange power over you (it doesn’t).

You may be waiting for that day to arrive in which your motivation will magically kick in (it won’t come on its own).

2. Average Joe hears about environmental disasters and rampant poisoning of the environment and assumes if there were any real danger, he would be told.

Radioactive waste is pouring into the ocean at Fukishima. GMO’s and pesticides are poisoning the food supply. Toxins are loaded into vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs – and it is being called medicine.

But, hey, if there were any real danger, someone would tell us, right? (wrong). The people who are poisoning you actually would rather you remain in the dark.

3. The government has mismanaged funds worse than a severe gambling addict, but you aren’t prepared for a global financial catastrophe.

Irrecoverable debt, grossly mismanaged funds, absolute corruption – and these are the people with the keys to your financial future. Still, you tell yourself that there is nothing you can do about it (wrong – ask any prepper what you can do). You assume they will work everything out (decades of evidence to the contrary).

4. You act as if material goods give you happiness. When they don’t, you seek more material goods.

When that shiny new car begins to fade after a couple of months, you seek fulfillment in other stuff, like a new computer, furniture, a new watch, new clothes, etc…You trawl your favorite online retailer in the evenings looking for what else you might ‘need.’ (You don’t need most of what you own. You already know happiness comes from within).

5. Raw, organic fruits and vegetables are clearly the healthiest foods on the planet, but your diet contains less than 10% of these.

It’s too inconvenient (false). I don’t like them (easily overcome). They make me feel sick (because you need to get used to them). They are too expensive (wrong again).

6. A parent complains about a spoiled child, but continues to spoil.

You give your child everything he wants. That child soon learns that you must be in the wrong when he doesn’t get what he wants.

As a parent, you may believe it is easier to just give in (it isn’t). You may think your child deserves to have everything (its not about that). Your may be to avoid conflict (you aren’t – you’re creating more conflict).

7. You have low self-esteem, but pile on with daily self-condemnation.

You may suffer with low self-esteem, but criticize and punish yourself inside at every opportunity. You might think you deserve it (you don’t). You might think it is your parent’s fault (no longer true). You might think you cannot help it (you can).

8. You under perform on the job and think you deserve more out of your employer.

Under performance is rampant in today’s workplace. Those who chronically underperform are delusional about themselves. They may think working hard is not worth it because there is no reward (self-respect is the reward). They may justify it by blaming bad management (just an excuse). They may say they will work harder if they were paid more (false).

9. A tortured woman stays with the man who mistreats her.

A woman who just wants to be treated with respect chooses men who offer no respect. She may believe she can change him (she can’t). She might tell herself she deserves to be abused (she doesn’t). She may insist that all men are scum anyway (not all men are scum).

10. Someone who feels momentarily happy is convinced that bad news is just around the corner and thus abandons the happy state.

Some people actually feel unsafe when they are happy. Happiness makes them feel vulnerable, as if something bad were about to happen. So, they sabotage the happiness in order to return to something more familiar, like self-deprivation.

They may believe happiness is not possible (not true). They may believe they don’t deserve happiness (false). They might fear happiness because it is a sign that bad news is on its way (not necessarily true).

11. A person with great potential fears success even though there is nothing to be afraid of.

You deny yourself real opportunities because you are afraid of success. You might think that success will create too much pressure (wrong). You could be thinking that success creates unrealistic expectations that you will have to live up to forever (again, not so). You may think you don’t deserve success (wrong again).

12. A busy person complains of too much stress, but won’t slow down.

Some people complain about stress, then ramble on about how much they have going on in life that they “just can’t handle.”

Why don’t you slow down? That would alleviate some of the stress, right? Next comes the excuses: Oh I just can’t. Life is just too chaotic. My spouse would freak out. My kids need me too much. I can’t say no. (All – false!)

Hunger And Homelessness Are Widespread Among College Students, Study Finds

s college students grapple with the rising costs of classes and books, mortgaging their futures with student loans in exchange for a diploma they’re gambling will someday pay off, it turns out many of them are in great financial peril in the present, too.

More than a third of college students don’t always have enough to eat and they lack stable housing, according to a survey published Tuesday by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.

Overall the study concluded 36 percent of college students say they are food insecure. Another 36 percent say they are housing insecure, while 9 percent report being homeless. The results are largely the same as last year’s survey, which included fewer students.

The 2018 numbers are even higher when broken out to include only community college students. Forty-two percent indicated they struggled the most to get adequate food, as measured by the researchers’ scale. Nine percent said they had gone at least one day during the last month without eating because they lacked the money. And 46 percent said they had difficulty paying for housing and utilities.

Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher-education policy at Temple University and the lead author of the report for the past three years, told NPR that while conditions remain dire for students from low-income families, the burden of covering these basic necessities is spreading into the middle class.

For poor students, she said, “It really undermines their ability to do well in school. Their grades suffer, their test scores appear to be lower, and overall, their chances of graduating are slimmer. They can barely escape their conditions of poverty long enough to complete their degrees.”

Whereas, middle class students “wouldn’t be going through these issues if they weren’t in college” because “their resources pale in comparison to those high college prices.”

For those students facing food insecurity, it means they have trouble getting enough to eat on a daily basis, often leading to skipped meals, weight loss and limited access to nutritious foods.

Housing instability can mean a student is at risk of eviction, behind on utilities payments, or actually homeless, although according to the researchers, homelessness can take on different forms. For instance, it may include students living in a shelter, as well as anyone “couch surfing” — staying with friends — or roaming across campus at night, catching short windows of sleep as they move from one empty building to another.

The report focused on 43,000 students at 66 institutions — 31 community colleges and 35 four-year universities — in 20 states and Washington, D.C. Students volunteered to participate and researchers say it is a non-random sample.

However, Goldrick-Rab and her colleagues have touted it as “the largest national assessment of basic needs security among four-year students.”

While the survey did not include any University of California respondents, most of the findings in the current annual study parallel those found by researchers with the UC Berkeley’s Basic Needs Security Work Group, which, in 2016 determined 42 percent of student in the UC system were food insecure.

Other notable findings in Goldrick-Rab’s study include:

  • More than 60 percent of former foster youth who completed this survey were food insecure and housing insecure, and almost 1 in 4 had experienced homelessness in the last year.
  • 21 percent of homeless students said they felt unsafe where they live.
  • 37 percent of community college students and 29 percent of four-year students reported the food they’d bought just didn’t last and they didn’t have money to buy more.

Among the most surprising findings in the survey, Goldrick-Rab said, “Is that homeless college students devote as much time to the classroom and to studying as do college students who are not homeless. However, they also work more, they commute more, spend more time taking care of other people and they sleep less.”

That is why she is urging higher education institutions to double down on providing services to help financially strapped students graduate. “Because these people have clearly exhibited a resilience that almost any employer would benefit from.”

Top 100 JRPGs

Number Game
100 Rogue Galaxy
99 Pillars of Eternity
98 Fallout 3
97 Ar Tonelico II
96 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
95 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
94 Suikoden
93 Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
92 Tales of Xillia
91 Shining Force II
90 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
89 Path of Exile
88 Digital Devil Saga
87 Child of Light
86 The Last Remnant
85 Nier
84 Legend of Legaia
83 Dragon’s Dogma
82 Terranigma
81 Final Fantasy VIII
80 Baten Kaitos
79 Demon’s Souls
78 Illusion of Gaia
77 Mother 3
76 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
75 Lost Odyssey
74 Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
73 Radiata Stories
72 Shadow Hearts: Covenant
71 Odin Sphere
70 Dark Souls III
69 Parasite Eve
68 Final Fantasy IV
67 Dragon Quest V
66 Wild Arms
65 Suikoden V
64 Planescape: Torment
63 Devil Survivor: Overclocked
62 Fallout 2
61 Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
60 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
59 Seiken Densetsu 3
58 Legend of Dragoon
57 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
56 Tales of Symphonia
55 Grandia
54 Xenosaga Series
53 World of Warcraft
52 Tales of Vesperia
51 Skies of Arcadia
50 Bravely Default
49 Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
48 Borderlands 2
47 Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
46 Radiant Historia
45 Final Fantasy XII
44 Valkyria Chronicles
43 Baldur’s Gate II
42 Ni no Kuni
41 Secret of Mana
40 Bloodborne
39 Grandia 2
38 Tales of the Abyss
37 Fire Emblem: Awakening
36 The World Ends With You
35 Star Ocean: The Second Story
34 Mass Effect 2
33 Dark Cloud 2
32 Golden Sun
31 Nier: Automata
30 Pokemon Gold/Silver
29 Chrono Cross
28 Fallout: New Vegas
27 Lufia 2
26 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
25 Mother 2 (Earthbound)
24 Undertale
23 Dragon Age: Origins
22 Dragon Quest VIII
21 Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: SC
20 Super Mario RPG
19 Shin Megami Tensei III (Nocturne)
18 Kingdom Hearts II
17 Final Fantasy X
16 Witcher 3
15 Diablo II
14 Dark Souls
13 Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
12 Xenogears
11 Final Fantasy IX
10 Xenoblade Chronicles
9 Persona 4
8 Suikoden II
7 Persona 3: FES
6 Breath of Fire III
5 Persona 5
4 Final Fantasy VI
3 Final Fantasy VII
2 Final Fantasy Tactics
1 Chrono Trigger

Dr. Alan Beaulieu: US Economy to Skirt Recession Until 2019, Hit a Brick Wall in 2030

In a recent interview with Financial Sense Newshour, Dr. Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics and author of the must-read book Prosperity in an Age of Decline, explained to listeners how the world’s largest economy, the US, is likely to enter a Great Depression by 2030 given three very important trends: growing interest payments on debt, healthcare costs, and a return to higher levels of inflation.

As President of the “oldest, privately-held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the US,” Beaulieu noted the focus of their analysis is not to scare investors, but to face the objective reality of these forces and help business leaders respond appropriately to changing economic conditions.

Addressing the issue of indebtedness, Beaulieu noted how all western industrialized nations struggle with high debt to GDP ratios and this will only increase in the years ahead. In the US, according to projections by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, interest payments alone will consume substantial amounts of the federal budget in the decades ahead, he noted.

But the real trigger for a future crisis will likely start with Japan: “their numbers are worse than ours’ in terms of debt and demographics. They don’t have enough children and they don’t like immigration.” Eventually Beaulieu sees the Japanese government having to sell US Treasuries in such large quantities that it puts downward pressure on the US dollar and leads to higher interest rates. Japan “begins a trend that starts to snowball,” he said.

In this scenario, the US will not be well equipped to handle higher interest rates or a declining dollar in large part because of health care costs. Beaulieu predicts that the US—with the most expensive health care system in the world—will eventually suffer the consequences of out of control spending: “we can’t afford this system now… when you consider that 10,000 people a day are retiring you balloon the cost of the system as we move into the 2030 timeframe [and] it becomes unsustainable.” Beaulieu cited the high cost of end of life care as a particularly acute problem for the United States.

Inflation is also a major concern of Beaulieu in Prosperity in an Age of Decline. Looking back through history, he noted that deflationary trends last at most thirty years and believes in the coming decades we will be dealing with the negative effects of high inflation, even as few expect it now. “We have the trigger in place for everything we need for higher inflation,” Beaulieu asserts, including rising wages both in the US and around the world.

Beaulieu noted how in its initial stages everyone from bankers to wage earners welcome some inflation since it hides or “forgives a lot of sins,” he said. But as happens all too often, policy makers are slow to respond to what eventually becomes a dramatic loss of purchasing power and central banks aggressively tighten. Beaulieu believes that by 2030 or so most major governments will be so pressured by demographic headwinds and debt that any additional borrowing or stimulus won’t work, sending the US and global economy into a severe contraction.

Though Beaulieu sees major trouble past the next decade, when asked about his outlook over the next year or two, he said they don’t expect to see a US recession until 2019 and that we are likely to see a major transition from deflation/disinflation to rising inflation starting next year, which will be reflected in commodity prices and other asset classes that he outlined during the interview.

Scientists Find Ancient Seafloor on Mars Which Could Have Sustained Life

When popular culture examines what life might be like on Mars, one consistent theme comes up: big-headed, bug-eyed grey aliens sheltering from a constant red dust storm in the middle of the desert.

Why nobody’s set a Western on Mars yet is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime, it might be worth revisiting our stereotypes surrounding life on Mars, and what an ecosystem on the Red Planet might actually look like. As much fun as it is to think of Mars as basically a chalky red wasteland, this wasn’t always the case – millennia ago, the planet looked very different, with oceans and hot springs that weren’t unlike the watery covering that our planet currently sports.

Scientists examining craters on the surface of Mars that were once expansive seas now think that they might have discovered the most interesting spot yet; a so-called “cradle of life” that may have once been capable of supporting living creatures.

A new paper published in Nature Communications explains how a team of international scientists, examining the Eridania basin on the surface of Mars, have noted that coloration in the bedrock of the crater hints at a past time in the planet’s lifespan that would have been a pretty nice place to live – at least for some Earth creatures.

According to NASA’s Paul Niles:

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“This site gives us a compelling story for a deep, long-lived sea and a deep-sea hydrothermal environment. It is evocative of the deep-sea hydrothermal environments on Earth, similar to environments where life might be found on other worlds – life that doesn’t need a nice atmosphere or temperate surface, but just rocks, heat, and water.”

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From the sound of it, Mars was never exactly a perfect vacation destination (the temperature fluctuation alone should probably have tipped us off about that). That said, it’s interesting to think of how some particularly hardy micro-organisms could have got on just fine at the bottom of a Martian ocean.

This is particularly significant considering NASA’s recent attempts to study the atmosphere of Mars to make sure that, in sending rovers, we’re not accidentally contaminating Martian environments with our own scummy Earth bacteria. If we end up accidentally killing off alien life, or even drastically affecting their habitat, then we should be considering ourselves a big failure when it comes to the Prime Directive.

On the other hand, it’s nice to think that even a planet as inhospitable as Mars may have once played host to some form of living creature – or at the very least, been capable of supporting such organisms. If this is the case, we might not be all that alone even in this solar system.