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    Daily Digest 3/27 – Over 75% of Earth’s Land Areas Are ‘Broken,’ Being Frugal Is For The Rich

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:27 PM

Economy

US, allies band together to expel Russians over spy case (TS)

Within a few hours, at least 16 European Union nations expelled Russians, with more likely to follow. Germany, Poland and France each said it planned to boot four Russian diplomats, the Czech Republic and Lithuania ousted three and Italy, two. Canada also took action, kicking out four Russians and denying three who have applied to enter the country.

Motivating the Greatest Geniuses in AI to Change the World Instead of Destroy It (Afridev)

The rest of the folks who aren’t lucky and skilled enough to compete for one of the few coveted positions that pay people to work on whatever they feel like have to settle for less noble work. People need to work to live and they go where the money is to feed their families. If the only companies that survive are making weapons and ads then that’s exactly what we’ll get from our best and brightest.

Being Frugal Is For The Rich (blackeagle)

The most curious feature of the Frugalwoods’ saga is what’s missing from the narrative, and what gets magnified. Here’s one example: in the Guardian piece, which is culled from the book, Liz dedicates multiple paragraphs to describing how she and Nate started “insourcing” various household projects that might otherwise be farmed out to contractors, like painting their kitchen cabinets. What’s weird is the book’s assumption that hiring a cabinet painter is an expense that Millennials are liable to encounter — and that doing the job yourself is somehow empowering, innovative, and thrifty. Which leads to the Godzilla-sized question that overshadows so much of what the Frugalwoods write.

How much money do they have, and where does it come from?

CDC warns of a second wave of flu virus, happening now (Adam)

In New York, flu cases have declined for the fourth straight week, according to the New York Department of Health. There have been more than 3,000 new cases of the flu reported this week. That’s down 19 percent from last week. Hospitalizations are down 29 percent over the same period.

Witness in Mueller probe ‘aided UAE agenda in US Congress’ (blackeagle)

In July 2017, two months after Royce introduced the bill, Broidy gave the California congressman $5,400 in campaign gifts – the maximum allowed by law. The donations were part of just under $600,000 that Broidy has given to Republican Party members of Congress and Republican political committees since he began the push for legislation fingering Qatar, according to an AP analysis of campaign finance disclosure records.

Broidy said in a statement to the AP that he has been outspoken for years about what he called “militant” groups, including Hamas.

Facebook stock slides after FTC launches probe of data scandal (TS)

“We remain strongly committed to protecting people’s information. We appreciate the opportunity to answer questions the FTC may have,” Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer for Facebook, said in a statement to CNBC.

Trump Looks To Undo Fuel Efficiency Standards (Michael S.)

If the EPA roles back federal standards, but California doesn’t, that would leave a mess on the hands of the auto industry. Carmakers aren’t going to produce certain cars for California, and certain cars for the rest of the country. The patchwork would be a headache, which is exactly why auto companies were content with the Obama-era rules, even if it meant a ratcheting up of fuel efficiency requirements.

More Than 75 Percent of Earth’s Land Areas Are ‘Broken,’ Major Report Finds (PaulJam)

Less than 25 percent of the Earth’s land surface has escaped the substantial impacts of human activity—and by 2050, this will have fallen to less than 10 percent. Most of these future land losses will be in Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. The only places left relatively unaffected will be polar regions and tundra, high mountains, and deserts, the report projects.

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