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    Daily Digest 1/17 – Trump Would Win Trade War With China, How Stress Leads To CVD

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:22 PM

Economy

Trump would win trade war with China, says aide (jdargis)

In the first address to the World Economic Forum by a Chinese president, Mr Xi gave a staunch defence of globalisation and attacked protectionism.

“Pursuing protectionism is just like locking oneself in a dark room. While wind and rain may be kept outside, so are light and air. No-one will emerge as a winner in a trade war,” he told the audience.

May Pledges Vote on Brexit Taking U.K. Out Of EU’s Single Market (jdargis)

The pound climbed against the dollar and was set for its biggest advance since the global crisis as May laid out her plans in a speech to diplomats in London that was broadcast live in European countries including Germany.

“I can confirm today that the government will put the final deal that’s agreed between the U.K. and the EU to a vote in both Houses of Parliament before it comes into force,” she said on Tuesday.

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick in Trouble Over Insider Trading Accusations (jdargis)

On Monday, CNN weighed in with a story that revealed that Mr. Price had purchased shares in a medical device company just a week before introducing legislation to delay regulations that could significantly harm the firm.

How Do You Inspire Women to Run for Office? Elect Trump. (jdargis)

In the weeks since the election, organizations that recruit and train women to run for office have reported unprecedented interest in their programs, mainly from women disturbed by the strident misogyny of this election cycle or troubled by the threats Trump and his appointees pose to their rights. The upwelling recalls the Year of the Woman, 1992, when four new women were elected to the U.S. Senate, tripling the meager female population of the chamber. Many attributed the influx to the previous year’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, during which an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee badgered and humiliated Anita Hill as she described Thomas’ alleged sexual harassment.

Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government (jdargis, from 2015)

The partisan divide over the size and scope of government remains as wide as ever: Support for smaller government endures as a Republican touchstone. Fully 80% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they prefer a smaller government with fewer services, compared with just 31% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.

Brain Activity May Explain How Stress Leads to CVD (Suzie G.)

The current research builds on animal studies reported within the last 5 or 6 years showing stress to be associated with increased activity in the bone marrow, he said. “The bone marrow starts pumping out inflammatory cells, and they traffic to the artery walls where they set up shop. This causes the kind of pathological changes that we associate with heart disease risk.”

2017 Another Year Of Excessive Volatility For Oil Prices (Josh O.)

U.S. oil output is already rising, and it has been for much of the second half of 2016, reaching 8.95 million barrels per day in the week to January 6, 2017. The active rig count across the country stood at 659 as of January 13, of which 522 were oil rigs. Although the total number marked a weekly decline, the short-term trend is upward, according to analysts, as shale producers take advantage of the higher oil prices.

Parts of United States are heating faster than globe as a whole (jdargis)

It turns out that staying below a 2°C warming means we think we have a reasonable chance of avoiding some of the worst climate impacts and some of the potentially disastrous tipping points. But this is really just an educated guess. Some people have argued convincingly that our target should be lower, perhaps 1.5°C. Others argue that even 2°C is not achievable.

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  • Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07am

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    TechGuy

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    20% slash of federal workers

    Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom-trump-eyes-10-spending-cuts-20-sl
    “Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts.Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.”

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  • Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 2:29pm

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    Nate

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    Urban Agroecoloy

    Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.
    From 1/10th of an acre, four people manage to get over 90% of their daily food and the family reports earnings of $20,000 per year (AFTER they eat from what is produced). This is done without the use of the expensive & destructive synthetic chemicals associated with industrial mono-cropping, while simultaneously improving the fertility and overall condition of the land being used to grow this food on. Scaled up to an acre, that would equal $200,000 per year!
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  • Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 4:11pm

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    Oh look, a squirrel...

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  • Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 4:54pm

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    No ego

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  • Wed, Jan 18, 2017 - 5:47am

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    Chris Martenson

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    Too much ego

    For some reason, when I read this headline at ZeroHedge, I thought this was the equivalent of a panel of teenaged boys from a prep academy dispensing advice on childbirth.
    Live From Davos: Ray Dalio, Christine Lagarde And Larry Summers Discuss How To Fix The “Middle Class Crisis”

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  • Wed, Jan 18, 2017 - 11:38am

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    Re: How to Fix the "Middle Class Crisis"

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  • Wed, Jan 18, 2017 - 12:59pm

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    cmartenson wrote:For some

    cmartenson wrote:

    For some reason, when I read this headline at ZeroHedge, I thought this was the equivalent of a panel of teenaged boys from a prep academy dispensing advice on childbirth.
    Live From Davos: Ray Dalio, Christine Lagarde And Larry Summers Discuss How To Fix The “Middle Class Crisis”

    I just snorted water out of my nose.
     
    Thanks for that laugh. I needed it.

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