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    Daily Digest 11/1 – The Titanic Sinks On Election Day, ND Pipeline Battle Rages On

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:05 PM


State cutbacks, recalcitrance hinder Clean Air Act enforcement (jdargis)

The mostly African-American tenants of Ezra Prentice complain of recurring headaches and nosebleeds and keep their windows shut, even on muggy July days like this one, to avoid gas-like odors they suspect come from idling trains and trucks. Across the tracks, volatile, explosive crude oil from North Dakota is offloaded at Global Partners’ Albany Terminal, a distributor to East Coast refineries and one of the largest sources of local air pollution.

The Titanic Sinks On Election Day (GE Christenson)

Medicare, health insurance, and sick care costs are skyrocketing for individuals and governments. The latest Obamacare increases are frightening. What is the plan to manage and control price increases? Let prices increase until only congress can afford medical insurance? Bankrupt all pension plans that currently offer medical insurance? Wait for Santa to bring free universal health benefits to everyone at no cost to individuals or the government? More “hope and change?” The Easter Bunny again…

Janet Yellen clings to caution in face of stronger growth (Adam)

Investors will be scouring the accompanying statement for clues on how determined the Fed is to raise rates in December. As things stand, the markets are taking policymakers such as Bill Dudley of the New York Fed at their word when they say a move is likely before the year is out if growth stays on track.

The U.S. economy expanded at its fastest rate in two years in the third quarter as an upturn in exports helped drive annualised GDP growth to 2.9 per cent, twice the pace in the previous quarter.

New leak may show if you were hacked by the NSA (jdargis)

The domains and IP addresses purportedly belong to organizations that were hacked by the NSA. But according to Monday’s Shadow Brokers post, once they were compromised, some of them may have been used to attack other NSA targets. If true, the list could help other organizations determine who may have been behind suspicious interactions they had with the listed servers. The possibility that some of hacked servers were used to attack other sites were raised by the discussion of a tool called pitchimpair, which the authors claimed is a “redirector.” Typically, redirectors are used to surreptitiously direct someone from one domain to another.

The Trick To Generating Income (Tiffany D.)

I don’t use those cards to buy unnecessary items. Instead, I use them for everyday items that I would have purchased anyway — like gas and groceries — and receive cash back for doing so. It’s as simple as that. The key here is that these were items I would have purchased anyway, regardless of the method. So I might as well get paid to do so, right?


105 Oil & Gas Bankruptcies: But Production Isn’t Shrinking (Josh O.)

According to Haynes and Boone’s Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor dated October 19, as many as 105 North American oil and gas companies have filed for various bankruptcy protections and proceedings since January 2015. The bankruptcies include Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 15, and Canadian cases. This year alone, a total of 61 producers have filed for bankruptcy. Texas leads the rankings that no state ever aspires to top, with 46 E&P bankruptcies filed over the past two years, the report shows.

North Dakota Oil Pipeline Battle: Who’s Fighting and Why (jdargis)

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe see the pipeline as a major environmental and cultural threat. They say its route traverses ancestral lands — which are not part of the reservation — where their forebears hunted, fished and were buried. They say historical and cultural reviews of the land where the pipeline will be buried were inadequate. They also worry about catastrophic environmental damage if the pipeline were to break near where it crosses under the Missouri River.

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