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    Daily Digest 4/14 – WWIII Will Be Economic, The Supersized Future Of Energy Storage

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2:12 PM

Economy

World War III Will Be An Economic War (thc0655)

The excitement and dread surrounding potential nuclear warfare distracts from the much more legitimate threat of a staged financial war between East and West (as well as regional wars by proxy in Syria and North Korea which could bog the US down in a mire). It is important to remember that all wars are invariably banker wars — that is to say, almost all wars benefit international financiers by creating an environment ripe for centralization of wealth and political power. This notion tends to confuse some analysts and activists in the liberty movement.

Chinese police use facial recognition tech to identify suspect from crowd of 50,000 (Adam)

With 170 million CCTV cameras already in use, China continues to work on “the world’s biggest camera surveillance network.” It’s expected that millions more will be added over the next few years, many of which will feature forms of AI that include facial recognition. A worrying prospect for a country with such a poor record when it comes to privacy and human rights.

How I Own My Gold (Axel M.)

There appears to be an eternal back and forth between those that “love” and those that “hate” gold; that discussion, in my humble opinion, misses the point. It is striking how this shiny metal raises emotions by both friends and foes. Maybe it is because gold is so simple, so pure, the fact that there are fairly few industrial uses for it, that emotions take over in discussing gold’s merits.

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power? (jdargis)

“Slavery continues to have an impact on America in the most basic economic sense,” Baptist told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson. “We don’t want to hear that at its root, the economic growth depends to a large extent on slavery.”

Outside Disneyland, a Reminder for Governments to Be Careful What They Wish for (tmn)

But some have been critical of the city in its dealings with Disney. Those investments, they say, would have been made by the company anyway. For years, Anaheim’s politicians largely ignored these objections. Instead, they accepted Disney’s arguments that such deals were model public-private partnerships. But that attitude has begun to change. Disney “keeps talking about how it’s the economic engine of the city and how we need to keep investing because we get so much in return,” says Jose Moreno, a California State University, Long Beach professor who was elected to the Anaheim City Council in 2016. “But for every engine, there is exhaust, and there are parts of the city having to breathe that exhaust: the working poor.”

The Supersized Future Of Energy Storage (Michael S.)

The idea is certainly great. Tesla’s battery can power several tens of thousands of households. This one—if built—would power three times that, reducing this part of California’s dependence on natural gas power plants. These are now used after sunset for lack of enough solar energy storage installations. But the key is to find a buyer for the energy that will be produced by the solar farm—and this client needs to be large enough to justify the investment.

Cities around the world should prepare for running out of water, experts say (Adam)

Inequality in access to water is also quickly becoming a problem. While the affluent can find ways to get access to water— through deliveries or in-built tanks — poorer populations are left to their own devices.

That situation oftentimes leads to water theft — for profit, for survival, or for both.

Death by Plastic: 64 Pounds of Trash in Whale’s Digestive System (tmn)

Experts at Murcia’s El Valle Wildlife Recovery Center, which carried out the necropsy, said the whale was unable to expel or digest the trash, causing it to die from peritonitis, or an infection of the abdomen.

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  • Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

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    pat the rat

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    water

    With lake Erie on one side of me and lake Ontario on the other side I don’t worry about running out of water, paying for it another question? With a good filter and all copper pipes, and still it has some sand and rust in it! 

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  • Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 5:56am

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    LesPhelps

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    I found another "Keeper Quote" this morning.

    “Things that can’t go on forever, don’t.”
    – Herbert Stein

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  • Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 6:06am

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    LesPhelps

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    Here's another one.

    “There are no passengers on spaceship Earth, we are all crew.”
    – Marshall McLuhan

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  • Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - 5:20am

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