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    Daily Digest 10/26 — Tesla’s MarketCap Soars Past $1T; EU Faces Shakeup over Energy

    by Jeanne

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9:01 AM

Energy

Hertz Order for 100,000 EVs Sends Tesla Value to $1 Trillion

Hertz Global Holdings Inc., barely four months out of bankruptcy, placed an order for 100,000 Teslas in the first step of an ambitious plan to electrify its rental-car fleet. Tesla Inc.’s shares soared, pushing the automaker’s value past $1 trillion for the first time.

EU countries splinter ahead of crisis talks on energy price spike

Divisions have deepened among European Union countries ahead of an emergency meeting of ministers on Tuesday on their response to a spike in energy prices, with some countries seeking a regulatory overhaul and others firmly opposed.

Environment

2050: what happens if we ignore the climate crisis – video explainer

Some envision two scenarios: what life could look like in 2050 if we do nothing, and what life could look like if we take action now. This video provides a glimpse into the future and outlines what can still be done to prevent global climate catastrophe.

Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off track” in capping rising temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday in a stark illustration of the tasks facing UN climate talks in Scotland.

Health

A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global threat to our health and safety. COVID-19 has resulted in more than 733,000 deaths in the United States and more than 4,932,000 deaths worldwide. The White House outlines its new travel policies.

Big Tech Won’t Make Health Care Any Better

Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed in 2019 that his company’s greatest achievement will be “about health.” But the pandemic has shown that Big Tech’s involvement in health care is all about data collection.

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 3:16pm

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    sand_kitty

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    Changing my avatar

    For a while now I have wanted to change my avatar from the old photo taken some 12 years ago.  Unfortunately, all my recent photos make me look older.

    I don't know why!?!?

    I have fallen in love with the blogger, el gato malo, and love his outrageous picture of the little kitten walking away from an explosion like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stalone.

    The caption reads:

    My work here is done.

    And the sand_puppy didn't seem to fit well with the kitten avatar, so, sand_kitty it becomes.

    And, just for laughs, his picture of the arch villain Peter Daszak:

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 3:34pm

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    MsSmith

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    Poison...?

    A technical term, deliberate statement, or is Australia planning another stadium event for dissenters?

    https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/authorisation-supply-or-administer-poison-sars-cov-2covid-19-vaccine-no-6-2021

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 4:53pm

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    MsSmith

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    My new twitter follow

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 4:55pm

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    westcoastjan

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    An old farming resource to share

    Found this resource in a comment on another website that was discussing hunger & famine. This old resource may be of interest to some of the tribe:

    https://www.soilandhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/01aglibrary/010122king/ffc.html

    This was the comment:

    Throughout history the combination of disease with hunger has probably been the major killer. Hunger sucks. Hunger kills. No food - no fun.

    However, we have built a global food production system on diesel fuel and synthetic fertilizers, which also destroys the top-soil, all since the WWII.

    I think hunger is the main challenge for humanity, starting more or less now.

    Therefore, I have changed my career to work on reliable, resilient, low-input food production. The best crops I have found are tree crops, combined with perennial leafy greens and some tubers.

    Recommended reading is the excellent book by FH King "Farmers of Forty Centuries" (1911). The American agronomist went to Asia to see how it was possible to farm in the same place for 4000 years, while the US prairie was destroyed within 50 years of the John Deere Tractor Plow.
    My main takeaways from the book were: 1. Use humanure (composted), 2. small fields, 3. surrounded by fruit trees, nut trees and vegetable trees.

    Text version here: https://www.soilandhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/01aglibrary/010122king/ffc.html
    Scanned book here: https://archive.org/details/cu31924073872685

    I now grow nut trees, vegetable trees and fruit trees for farmers who want to diversify away from current cash crops and factory meat. The awareness in the farmer community is very, very small, but enough to get my tree business going. The awareness in the rest of the population is probably even smaller.

    Many people will be surprised when food starts to disappear from the shelves. Or when we get to the Chinese situation where people don't trust that the food in the supermarkets is unadulterated, and people prefer to get food from their home town farmers.

    I wish you all good success with your own tree plantings. May you harvest forever.

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 4:58pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Just in from Alex Berenson

    Short tweet: vaccine-evading-variant-is-here/

     

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 5:30pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Woe is Ireland!

    https://spectator.org/irish-quandary-who-to-blame-when-everyones-vaxxed/?fbclid=IwAR2buSEY4BZru3xPptVp3EcyGFFmRhIGu6XPHIOBjgUeJoYjdvEI-FdG05U

    Not sure if the above has been posted yet. A short excerpt:

    ... The arbitrary evolution of Irish COVID policy over the past 18 months has made it clear that public health officials and government policy makers have no idea what they are doing. If proof were needed, County Waterford provides it. According to data published on October 21, Waterford City South has the nation’s highest 14-day incidence rate at 1,486 cases per 100,000 and Tramore-Waterford City West has the third highest at 1,122 cases per 100,000. This is despite internal travel bans and the county’s more than 90 percent vaccination rate. ...

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 6:08pm

    Stph

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    Question for WestCoastJan: What are "vegetable trees, can you give some examples?

    I believe I've heard of tropical trees with edible leaves, is that what is meant? (maybe moringa?)  I guess I can move to the tropics. ;-/

     

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  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 6:30pm

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    SagerXX said:

    Did you know that you can eat leaves of certain trees? You can eat Moringa leaves. They are highly nutritious, high in vitamins and protein.  We have one on the property.  The pods of the honey locust and monkeypod trees are edible.

    Avocados, of course.

    And some edible mushrooms grow on tree trunks, FWIW.

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